A Summerville woman was treated Monday at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital after her dog was attacked by another dog that slipped its collar near The Battery, police said.
Lynn Milo said in a phone interview from the hospital that she was badly shaken by the incident but would be OK physically. She had scratches all over her body. She said her dog, a King Charles Spaniel, bit her on the nose when she tried to pull the larger dog away.
Milo was walking on Church Street with her dog and two friends about 1:30 p.m. when the larger dog, described as a large American bulldog, charged from across the street.
"It had its teeth in my dog. My dog wound up biting me. We got dragged down the street," Milo said. "It was awful."
Milo, 62, said the attack happened two blocks from The Battery.
She was released from the hospital later Monday but may require cosmetic surgery on her nose, her husband, Bill Milo said.
The King Charles Spaniel was being treated by a veterinarian and would be OK, Lynn Milo said. Her husband said the dog required stitches.
During the attack, a construction worker on Church Street tried to pry the jaws of the larger dog open "as they were all getting pulled down the street," Bill Milo said. EMS treated the dog and the woman at the scene, police said.
Police charged Nikki Graybill, 27, and Richard Worley, both of South Battery, with having a vicious animal. Graybill told police that she was walking the dog, which belongs to Worley.
The dog was placed in quarantine for 10 days. It was up to date on its vaccinations, police said.