A woman who was viciously attacked by dogs last year is speaking out for the first time.
Disturbing images barely depict the amount of damage that's been done to 57-year-old Lynne Dennings. The Dec. 3 attack was so horrific Lynne says doctors didn't think she would survive it. While working as a caretaker for an elderly woman in this Plainfield home, police say she was mauled by two of their Rottweilers.
“The fact is a woman got hurt and two dogs lives are in the balance so it’s very unfortunate for both sides,” said a neighbor.
One neighbor who didn't want to show her face on camera tells NBC Connecticut those dogs were a nuisance, often found roaming the area. After the attack six dogs were removed from the home, but four have since been returned.
“I haven’t seen anybody or the dogs out at all so we haven’t had any problems,” said the neighbor.
We heard them barking when we went to the home, hoping to talk with the owners who were both released on bond, but their property was lined with no trespassing signs. Just when we were about to leave one of them drove out, but the woman refused to stop for me.
Jenna Allen and her boyfriend Corey Beakey were finally charged with the attack nine months later and had an appearance in Danielson Superior Court Monday morning.
The victim wasn’t there but we caught up with her at home. Dennings didn’t want to comment on camera but says this nightmare has changed her life forever. Despite the physical and emotional scars she says she is blessed to be alive and has a long road to recovery.
There was a continuance in the case for a plea scheduled for Nov. 3. This Thursday there is a court appearance to determine if the two dogs will be put down.