A 74-year-old man was severely mauled by two dogs belonging to his neighbor near Hawthorne on Friday morning.
Roy McSweeney, of 259 Old Hawthorne Road in Putnam County, was rushed to Shands at the University of Florida for extensive surgery including an attempt to save one of his arms. The other arm had been completely ripped off by the dogs, said Putnam County Sheriff’s Capt. Johnny Greenwood. “He was in his yard doing yard work when the dogs jumped over the fence and attacked him,” Greenwood said, adding that the fence was thin wire. “An investigator said the surgery would take six to eight hours.”
Greenwood said McSweeney’s right arm was ripped off by the dogs. His left arm was partially removed and his face was injured, Greenwood added.