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Pit Bulls Rip Arms Off 74-Year-Old Disabled Florida Veteran


"The dogs hurt him pretty bad."


HAWTHORNE, Fla. -- An elderly man is in a hospital in Gainesville with severe injuries after his neighbor's dogs attacked him.  His daughter tells Action News the next 48 hours are critical.

Roy McSweeney, 74, was in the front yard of his Old Hawthorne Road home in Putnam County Friday morning, when two pit bulls attacked the disabled veteran.

After undergoing hours of surgery, McSweeney's right arm has been removed, and his face has been badly damaged. Doctors are still working to reattach his left arm according to family.

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