Seven dogs attacked county resident

By REGGIE ROSS
Staff Writer

The dogs responsible for the attack that killed a Grenada County woman last week have been euthanized, according to Grenada County Sheriff Alton Strider.
Dianne Reves, 70, was discovered dead in the backyard of her home in the 1600 block of Carpenter Road Thursday afternoon. County investigators said she was attacked by seven dogs.
Strider said the remains of the seven dogs have been sent to be tested as part of the department’s investigation.
The dogs belonged to a neighbor, who lives two houses down the road, investigators said. No one has been charged in connection with the attack.  Officials have not released the name of the owner.
“We haven’t made any arrests or cited anyone in this case,” said Investigator Josh Dale. “However, it’s still early in the investigation, so we have to see what that will bring.”
The sheriff’s department responded to the call at 3:30 p.m. Thursday after Reves was discovered dead by one of her neighbors.
“We’re talking about several hundred dog bites here,” Dale said. “So far during the investigation, we believe that the attack happened sometime Wednesday.”
Investigators believe seven mixed breed of dogs, weighing about 80 pounds each, are responsible.
Soon after, the dogs were seized through a warrant from Grenada County Justice Court and taken to the Grenada Animal Shelter where they were tested.