ENID — Rhonda Morgan said when the dogs attacked, her instincts took over. All she could think to do was keep her daughter away from the teeth.
"It was the most terrifying thing I’ve been through,” Morgan said. "Those dogs were intent on my daughter.”
Around noon April 11, Morgan said she and her 2-year old daughter, Madison, were playing in the front yard of their Enid home. She said two pit bull terriers appeared and headed for her daughter. Another terrier mix from the neighborhood joined in the frenzy, as did a German shepherd, Morgan said.
"I reached down to grab her, tucked her head under my neck and folded myself over her. My only thought was not to drop her,” Morgan said.
The dogs snapped at her legs, fracturing her right ankle and leaving bites and bruises on both legs and up her back side, Morgan said. Neighbors heard her screaming and ran out to subdue the animals with rakes and shovels before a police officer patrolling the area saw the commotion. The police siren scattered the dogs.
Morgan said she required more than 30 stitches and she is on crutches. Madison was bitten once on the thigh.
Mark Buchanan, owner of the two dogs police said initiated the attack, said he is dumbfounded. He said he has several pit bulls that have grown up around his children, nieces and nephews without incident.