Police have filed criminal charges against the owner of the 2 Rottweilers that attacked Cynthia Reed in West Haven. Now, the grandmother is talking for the first time about the encounter that left her with serious wounds.
Cynthia Reed is still suffering the aftermath of a vicious dog attack last week.
Reed was attacked and dragged by two rottweilers who escaped from a fenced in yard a block away from her home. She was recently released from the hospital and still has bandages covering bites on her back and head.
Hamden Police just filed criminal charges against the owner and the Reed said she was thankful police took those steps.
"They was eating me up," explained Cynthia Reed, who was just released from the hospital. “They just mauled me...they mauled me period.”
According to Hamden Police, the dogs escaped from a fenced in yard on Edwards Street and took off. They ran a block away into Reed's driveway and almost went after her granddaughter.
Reed heard her granddaughter screaming and ran downstairs to safe the six-year-old
"I heard my granddaughter yelling," Reed said. "Somebody grabbed her from there and they attacked me.”
Reed said the dogs dragged her to the street. Seconds later neighbors hit the rottweilers with baseball bats until they finally let go.
"I'm very, very, very, grateful...they would have killed me," Reed admitted.
Hamden Police have charged Kim Miller, the owner of the two dogs with four counts of animal nuisance and two counts of allowing a dog to roam.
"She should be sued, she should be sued," said Reed. "It's not the dogs fault...it's the people that raise them," Reed added.
One of the dogs one was taken to an animal hospital while the other was apprehended by animal control.