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“It is believed that Beard was attacked as she was attempting to contact the dog’s owner when she was killed by the dogs,” the sheriff’s office wrote.
Some of the dogs were immediately euthanized, police said.The dogs' owner, Brandy Dowdy, 39, was arrested and charged with manslaughter, according to police. Beard was in the area following up on an incident previously reported to Franklin County Animal Control, police said. A pack of dogs mauled a woman while she was walking, and the woman remains hospitalized in Mississippi, the sheriff of Franklin County told AL.com. Beard worked as an environmentalist supervisor in Franklin and had been with the health department for 16 years, according to the ADPH. The department did not immediately respond to a request for comment by NBC News.
“Summer was known to her coworkers as an exceptional person," the ADPH told AL.com in a statement. "She was a tremendous team worker and was loved by those who knew her."
Be Diligent about Vet Visits. “Don’t wait for the signs,” Dr. Becker stresses. Focus on “prevention first.” Pets age fast, and when it comes to illness they are programmed to mask weakness, “they’re naturally secretive.” One to two visits a year is ideal, but if you suspect a problem, don’t hesitate, and don’t self-diagnose. “In the last two years I’ve seen four or five cases where people went to the internet for help, and by the time they get to the vet it’s too late,” says Dr. Becker.