An 83-year-old east Texas woman is recovering after being attacked by a pit bull mix authorities say may have been used in illegal dog fighting.
She told the Tyler Morning Telegraph on Thursday that she had more than 50 stitches and is still using a wheelchair. Her dogs have recovered.
Smith County Sheriff's Lt. Gary Middleton says they're investigating. He says dog fighting occurs in the county, but the locations move around.
He says, "We have to find the location while the fights are going on to catch them."
He says animal control officers are catching pit bull mixes each day.