May 31, 2014 Ogle county pit bulls maul teacher who was jogging

UPDATE:  Ogle County State's Attorney refuses to prosecute the pit bull owners giving all pit bull owners the green light to allow their pit bulls to maul with impunity.  He says he has no case.

Aneda Ebert: 
"I'm still in a lot of pain," she said Sunday. "The outside wounds are healing well, but the doctor says it could be 5 to 6 months for the internal stuff."
Aneda said the muscle is torn from the bone and skin is torn from the muscle. While it's nice to start walking again, it's frustrating how painful any movement can be.
"I just don't have that spring in my step," Aneda said. "It still hurts too much to run, and I haven't even tried the bike yet. I'm trying my best to carry on, but it's painful."
While the decision not to prosecute didn't come as a surprise, it was still disappointing, Aneda said.
"I wasn't surprised, because of the Illinois statutes, but with the severity of the attack, it just seems that something should have happened," Aneda said.
If someone can do this to a human being and not be held legally responsible for it, there is something wrong with the law and it needs to be changed.  How hard is that to understand?

UPDATE: "It hurt so bad I wanted to die."

UPDATE: Aneda Ebert is home after a 4 day hospital stay.  Ebert suffered severe injuries to her neck, shoulder, arms, and one leg. She spent 4 days at KSB Hospital in Dixon before being released Friday.  The attacking dogs were initially reported as 2 pit bulls, but there was also a third, smaller brown dog that also participated in the attack.  All three dogs were euthanized.

"The support has been overwhelming," she said. "People have been wonderful."

"They started biting at my elbows, and I knew I was in trouble," Ebert said. "Then they got more vicious, and they were growling. They got me down, and they had me by the neck. I protected my face.

“Larry saw them drag me at least 15 feet. I can't believe the grip they had. There was nothing I could do. And then I saw Larry's face."

Tom Champley, a veterinarian who is Ogle County's animal control administrator, said last week that the husband's quick action likely saved her life.

"It's a good thing her husband was right there, or it might have been a fatality," Champley said.

Ebert said she was shocked by the viciousness of the attack.

"The brutality is what bothers me," she said. "It was so savage."

Apr 23, 2014
Ogle co - Aneda Ebert, 63, was jogging past a neighbor's house in southern Ogle county near Ashton on Monday, when two pit bulls ran out of the yard and attacked her.

Tom Champley, Ogle county's animal control administrator, said it was good that her husband was with her, or “it might have been a fatality.” She suffered severe injuries to her neck, shoulder and leg.

The dogs were impounded by animal control, Champley said, and the owner agreed that they should be euthanized. He said no previous problems had been reported with the two dogs.

Ebert faced a second round of surgery on Wednesday.

Her family is keeping friends and well-wishers updated on her facebook page.

Mom already looked considerably better today. She's very broken on many levels, but time will heal her. On Monday her surgery was mostly cleaning her wounds. Tomorrow she will have surgery again around noon to start her repairs. She is very nervous about creating more pain, but this will be a big step toward recovery, so she'll get through this too. Hopefully after tomorrow we will have a better idea of what's ahead.
We are all very touched and grateful for the tremendous support. Keep the comments coming - it lifts moms spirit to hear your comments, texts, etc

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