77-Year-Old Grandmother Recovering from Pit Bull Attack

    A 77-year-old grandmother is recovering tonight from an attack by two pit bulls.
    It happened shortly before noon -- on Grandview West, in City View.
   The woman -- June O'Hara -- is not even five feet tall.  She was out for a walk when the attack happened.
    Some Good Samaritans came to her aid.
    We want to warn you that some of the images are graphic.
The blood stains on the road speak of the vicious attack.
   Alice Monroe
Helped Victim
"It was horrible. It was horrible.  She was just crying, 'Help me, help me.'"
   Gwynne Willis
Helped Victim
"They could have killed her. And that would have just been devastating. It was devastating enough to see her so defenseless on the ground pleading for help."
   "They just ripped her. They had a rip on her head from here to back there, they had cut her right there & they had sliced her arm so it swelled up. And they had our arm just tearing at it."
   These three Jehovah's Witnesses were visiting the neighborhood when they heard June O'Haras screams and joined a college student, trying to fight off the dogs.
   "He come and grabbed the stick & he started beating at the dogs & they were trying to bite and attack him."

The Jehovah's Witnesses decided seek a little divine intervention.
  "I actually threw two bibles. And they did back up. They backed up when i threw the Bibles at em. So the bibles did help." 
   Finally, as first responders arrived, the dogs released June. Animal control captured both pit bulls ... AMR took June to the hospital.
   "She's a very nice lady. I don't know her - but she's somebody's mother, somebody's grandmother, somebody's friend."
    Tim O'Hara
Victim's Son
   "The first thing she said to me when we saw her in the er was she didn't think she was going to live through it. She actually didn't think she was going to be alive after this."
    June's son, Tim, got to meet the Good Samaritan ladies...
"There were some tears of thanks and joy & stuff like that. I'll find a way to go to their church & thank em somehow - there's gotta be a way. But I wish I could find out who the young man was. He needs to be thanked, too."
    Tim says he wants something done to prevent this from happening to anyone else.
    "My mom says she'll never go out the house again to take a morning walk like she has for who knows how many years - can't think of how many years she's been doing it. So now that's gonna tie her up in the house, & every time she walks outside she's going to be looking over her shoulder."
    Tim O'Hara says hes heard that these dogs have chased other people in the neighborhood and have been reported to animal control in the past ...
    The health department says well need to file a Freedom of Information request to verify that information.
     At last report the victim was in the hospital being treated for 12 puncture wounds to the head, a deep bite in the left abdomen and numerous cuts and bruises.

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