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She’s thankful to be alive after dog attack


    A brutal dog attack left a Tabor City area woman seriously injured Sunday evening, and thanking God for her survival.
    “The Lord had to give me strength,” Vicki Cox, 55, said Tuesday from her room at McLeod Loris hospital. “They drug me down into the ditch.”
    Cox said she was left with injuries to her face and all of her limbs as she tried to protect her neck and the white bulldogs turned crimson with her blood on Ramsey Ford Road.
    A passing motorist, Gary Faulk, saved her life, Cox said. Fighting for her life, Cox said she had been drug into a ditch, and could not been seen from the roadway.
    “He was with his wife, they had the windows down in his truck,” Cox said. “I was screaming, and he heard me.”
    Cox said the dogs barely noticed when Faulk got out of his truck, shouting and stomping his feet.
    “They were trying to get back to me,” she said. “They meant they were going to finish me off.”
    For much more on this story see the July 10 Tabor-Loris Tribune print edition.

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