Wayne County woman continues to heal after dog attack
Posted August 30, 2014
Updated August 31, 2014
Goldsboro, N.C. — A 71-year-old woman who suffered serious injuries after being attacked by four dogs in Wayne County continues to road to recovery, mentally and physically.
Mildred Game was in her front yard watering plants when she was attacked by four dogs – described at pit bulls – on June 25.
"I saw them coming at me and I could see the eyes," she said.
Game said the dogs tore at her arms and legs so viciously that the 911 caller thought the dogs were initially attacking another animal.
"I wanted to die," she said. "I couldn't move, I couldn't get up."
Game said she does not remember much of the attack, but she does remember the sound of her dog, Diamond, who died trying to protect her.
"I remember the police coming and I heard a gunshot," she said.
According to Wayne County authorities, when deputies arrived at the home, one of the dogs charged an officer, who shot the animal.
Game has since undergone eight surgeries. At the hospital she was told she may lose a leg and never walk again.
"All my friends said I would make it because I am tough," she said. "My mind is not where I think it should be. I think of things that happened to me."
Game said she must go to the hospital weekly and may need skin grafts.
"I know the good Lord is going to look after me. He always has," she said.
Terry Tremain Butler, the owner of the dogs, was charged with animal causing a disturbance and animal running at large in connection with attack on Game, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said.