ASHTON — An Ashton woman attacked by two pit bull dogs on Monday while she was out jogging appears to be recovering, but the incident has left the area community in shock.
According to family members, Aneda Ebert, of Ashton, was jogging near her home on Monday when two pit bulls, owned by nearby neighbors, came out of the yard after her.
Ebert's husband, Larry, was able to scare the dogs off of her and call 911. Ebert was transferred to KSB Hospital in Dixon where she underwent two surgeries earlier in the week.
Todd Prusator, superintendent of Rochelle Elementary School, where Ebert is employed as a part-time physical education teacher at Tilton School, said he had heard the second surgery was successful and no skin grafts were needed. The majority of the injuries were to her arms and legs.
“This has been a horrific thing,” said Prusator. “We are praying for a complete and quick recovery for Ebert.”
According to reports, the animals have been euthanized at the owners request.