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Goldsboro woman mauled by dogs is fighting to recover

Posted June 29, 2014

Mildred Game

— A 71-year-old Goldsboro woman who was mauled by her neighbor’s four dogs last week will undergo her third surgery Monday, her family said.

Mildred Game was watering her plants Wednesday morning when the dogs attacked her and her pit bull, which suffered injuries and had to be euthanized. A responding sheriff’s deputy shot one of the attacking dogs, and the other three were impounded.

Game suffered severe wounds in the attack. Her son, Bobby Game, said she had hundreds of puncture wounds and gashes, and chunks of flesh missing from her body.

In an email to WRAL News, the family on Sunday thanked those who have been praying for her recovery and said Game has a long road ahead.

“Our mother remains in good spirits. She is quite a fighter, which will help her in her long recovery,” the family said.

Game remains at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.



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  • ziva Jul 1, 2014

    Has there been any determination made on what will happen to the neighbor that owed the dogs? Will he be required to pay all of Mrs. Game's medical bills? I hope so.

  • 678devilish Jun 30, 2014

    Simple: The owner of the dog should have to pay all of her medical bills. She was in her own yard, owners dogs had no business in her yard.

  • Objective Scientist Jun 30, 2014

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    TEXASNCGIRL - I don't currently have a dog, but have in the past. I truly like dogs in general and have great fun with those of family and neighbors. I look at this way... is there a point to be made about the OWNERS of dogs and how the dogs are trained and "raised" as opposed to focusing on a particular breed of dog? Absolutely YES! However, pit bulls are large, powerful dogs that, once they are in "attack mode" - or even a simple reaction bite - cause serious injury, perhaps even causing loss of life. Are there other large, powerful breeds that could do the same? YES! However, all statistical information I've seen puts the pit bull at the top of the list of "dangerous dogs" for several reasons. If I have the choice of being attached by ONE pit bull or an entire posse of 6, 7, 8 or more chihuahuas- I will definitely take my chances with the chihuahuas!

  • Super Hans Jun 30, 2014

    It is far past time to do something about this breed.

  • texasncgirl Jun 30, 2014

    ANY dog has the propensity to be aggressive. ANY dog not properly cared for by an owner or not trained can attack, bidden or unbidden. It breaks my heart more and more news stories involving pit bulls but never of any other breed. It happens. Pit bulls are not the only breed attacking people, in fact, there are more breeds that attack than pit bulls. I was attacked by a brown lab when I was little, simply riding my bike and was purposely ignoring the dog....I got the scar on my chin to prove it. Don't blame the dogs, blame and CHARGE the owner for being irresponsible.

  • Heather Brittingham Jun 30, 2014
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    I think you are misreading the story. The woman's dog was a pit bull that was attacked by the neighbor's 4 pit bulls. Her dog was injured critically and had to be put to sleep. Police shot one of the dogs that attacked her and the three other dogs were impounded.

  • Janene DiPierro Jun 30, 2014
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    I pray for her and a speedy recovery, but I am slightly confused... wral you first reported that one of those dogs were hers and had to be put down after trying to help her and was beat up to badly. Now it was all four dogs... can we not get the story right?

  • Deb Rodgers Jun 30, 2014
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    This is so sad, hoping she recovers. I know a lot of people think that pit bulls are great family dogs. However, if the owner doesn't contain them properly, they are a danger to neighbors. Owning a dog requires the owner to do certain things, train them to be obedient and keep them under your control, at all times. If you can't do that, don't own a dog, any dog...but especially a pit bull terrier.