Florida Man Loses Arm in Dog Attack
June 13, 2011
A man in Florida lost his arm despite undergoing hours of surgery after dogs attacked him in his back yard on Friday, Gainesville police officials said.
Dogs belonging to a neighbor jumped a fence and attacked 74-year-old Roy McSweeney, who also sustained bite wounds to his face during the attack.
The dogs - pit bulls and pit bull mixes - belonged to Deanna Blitch, a neighbor who refused to comment on Friday's attack.
McSweeney's arm was ripped completely off by the dogs during the attack.
The dogs were tested for rabies and euthanized by Gainesville authorities.