Henry County police Sgt. Joey Smith said the woman was bitten as she walked her own dog in the Windsong Plantation subdivision in Stockbridge Thursday afternoon.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that she was flown to Atlanta Medical Center, where she underwent emergency surgery Thursday afternoon. Her name wasn’t released.
Police said the victim’s poodle was also attacked and taken to a local veterinarian for treatment.
Smith said both dogs involved were killed and rabies testing will be done on both animals. He said the dogs had been “roaming freely” in the neighborhood. Their owners were located after the attack, and it wasn’t known whether charges would be filed.