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Tulsa woman injured in violent dog attack after city launches campaign to improve animal control

Posted at 9:01 PM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 23:06:48-05

TULSA, Okla. — Tammi Hart was taking her sister to the hospital on Friday. When she came home that afternoon, Hart said two dogs across the street hopped the fence and started attacking.

"Like a pack of wolves killing a deer or something. I was like pork chop meat to them or something," she said.

Hart said she went through surgery Friday night, but expects multiple other skin grafts and procedures.

"It was awful. You're afraid and you're afraid when you go in and you don't know what you're going to see. You see the pictures, but the pictures they're not nothing compared to seeing it in person," Hart's cousin Kym Lewis said.

The victim tells 2 Works for You without action she fears this will happen again, and she worries about the children that live in the North Tulsa neighborhood.

"I'm going to continue to fight for people that have stray animals that don't take care of them to try to do something to better our area with the animal control," Hart said.

Hart filed a report as animal control was closing on Friday, and is waiting on a response when they re-open Tuesday. This comes just three months after Mayor G.T. Bynum presented a plan to increase the department's staffing and improve the issue of loose dogs in North Tulsa.

"I see stray dogs out all the time and I see people that walk the neighborhood that have to carry sticks and stuff," Hart said.

Hart is pursuing legal action, and hoped for the dogs to be euthanized. However, she said this won't make her live in fear.

"I have pitbulls. They act like pitbulls are atrocious. Mine are like big babies. It's about how you raise them and this guy raises his dogs to be violent," Hart said.

Right now Hart is unsure when she'll leave the hospital, but said she'll continue to stay strong.

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