Geneva County residents threatened by feral dog attacks

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GENEVA COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — Geneva County Emergency Management Director Misty Wise — as a private citizen — is warning rural western Geneva County residents to keep a close eye on the young and elderly.

Wise said a pack of domestic and wild dogs attacked her vehicle over the weekend while she was driving near her home in the Flat Creek Community.

Three of the four tires of her Jeep were flattened, and the dogs bit through the bumpers.  

Wise said they have a pack mentality and are becoming aggressive toward people.

I blew the horn, sat there for a couple more minutes, and they were just circling the car, and then all of a sudden, they started attacking the car and biting,” she said. “I could feel the car moving so I put it back in first and went forward, and they were still following me, and yes, I’m absolutely certain that if they were to get a hold of a small child, it would be devastating.”

One WDHN viewer emailed us and said the dogs have been a problem since the 80s.

“I lived in Geneva County in 1985-1990,” Kathy Fowler wrote. “While living there, I reported a pack of wild dogs many times near our home. Each time that I called to report them, I was told there nothing they can do due to they do not have a leash law. So sad to know that this is still happening.”

Authorities say if you see dogs become aggressive toward people, call your nearest law enforcement agency or  911.

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