Owner charged in dog attack against 71-year-old Goldsboro woman
Posted July 3
Updated July 4
Goldsboro, N.C. — Wayne County authorities said Thursday that they have filed charges against the owner of four dogs who mauled a 71-year-old Goldsboro woman last week.
Terry Tremain Butler was charged with one count of animal causing a disturbance and one count of animal running at large in connection with the June 25 attack on Mildred Game, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said.
Game suffered serious injuries when, authorities say, the dogs – described as pit bulls – attacked her while she was watering plants outside her home on Country Run Lane.
She was set to undergo a third surgery Monday for her injuries, and she was in fair condition Wednesday.
Game's dog, also a pit bull, had to be euthanized after it was hurt trying to protect her, and deputies responding to the attack had to shoot one of the animals after it charged at him.
Butler said last week that he was shocked by and sorry for the attacks. He said the dogs are puppies and that he did not know what might have prompted them to become vicious.