Alabama man mauled by pack of dogs, nearly died from attack

Published 5:49 am Friday, February 26, 2021

An Alabama man was rushed to hospital after being mauled by a pack of dogs outside his home.

Eric Roney, 33, is in critical condition in a Mobile hospital after the attack Monday morning.

News sources report that Roney suffered puncture wounds across his entire body during the attack.

Family members say that Roney coded in the ambulance on the way to the hospital and that doctors were concerned that he would not survive.

A family member has said he remains sedated and was placed on a ventilator.

Roney will need surgeries including reconstructive procedures to his face and ears, but these cannot be carried out yet because his condition is not stable, his family told news outlet WALA.

The victim’s relatives said the man was attacked by at least five dogs. The dogs are believed to be of mixed hound breeds.

Mobile County Animal Control said it had not been determined how many of the canines mauled the man, but they seized seven dogs believed to be responsible from a home on nearby Diane Lane. It said all seven would be tested for rabies before being euthanized.