News 12 11pm/ Tuesday October 1, 2013
Aiken, SC (WRDW)---- Michelle Shicks usually takes her dog for a walk after dinner, but that's probably not going to happen anytime soon.
"I got attacked five times," she said. But it was not by her dog but by two others.
Shicks has bites marks on her legs, thighs, and even her backside. She says the dogs came from a neighbor's house. The man who lives there didn't want to talk to News12 on camera, but admits the dogs belong to his brother.
"I don't even know how they got out, but the fact that they did get out and the fact that someone did get bit that is horrifying," he said.
Aiken County Animal Control gave the man's brother two tickets. He also has to keep the dogs in isolation for 10 days. DHEC will be checking to make sure this happens, but that's little relief to a woman who now feels like a prisoner in her own home.
"I am afraid outside. I don't want to got outside by myself," she told News12.
And even though animal control is still investigating and says they could write more tickets she felt like not enough was being done -- until she called News12.
"I think having you on my side is what's getting Aiken Animal Control to work on this and have something done by these people," said Shicks.
So, with a court date and more punishment looming the man says he only wishes the victim the best.
"I don't know exactly what happened-- I mean -- I hope she is ok-- I hope everything is fine and we'll just let the whole thing play out as it suppose to," he said.
Again, she was bitten 5 times and went to the hospital Monday night. Results were negative for rabies and she feels really lucky about that. Animal control also confirms that whenever a dog attacks it's their policy to test them as well.
Even though the dogs are some sort of pitbull breed the man says he's never seen them be vicious. He says they've always been fine around people even children. He feels so comfortable with them he even lets his two year old play with them.