Dog Mauling Victim Reacts to Suspects' Guilty Pleas

Dorothy Chevalier is not bitter over what happened to her last October.

“Everybody prayed for me. I want to thank them for that. Everybody said they were praying for me, all over the United States,” says Chevalier from her Pulaski County home.

Instead of hate for those police say harbored the vicious animals that attacked her, she's grateful for all the help she's received since.

“I just don't want to hurt nobody. I don't want anybody to hurt because of this, because I've hurt enough for everybody,” she said.

Tim Sears and Tammy Chambers pleaded guilty to harboring vicious animal charges on Thursday in court. Both will have to pay $1,000 in restitution. But that will hardly put a dent into what insurance hasn't covered on Chevalier's injuries.

“About $25,000 already, if not more,” says Chevalier.

Tim Sears will have to spend 10 days in jail because the county attorney says he's the primary dog owner. He's to begin his sentence on May 16th.

Both Sears and Chambers will be on probation for two years. Chevalier will have scars the rest of her life.

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  • by Geneva Location: KY on May 15, 2008 at 10:38 AM
    As said in earlier comment by Bart once again our justice system failed. How can it be possible this lady does all the suffering and still own out bunches finacially. And all that could have been prevented had the dog owners simply had proper security of the animals.
  • by Tammy Location: Frankfort on May 9, 2008 at 10:30 AM
    my heart goes out to her and also the dogs they do not choose there owner and it is there fault they should have kept them in the house and a fenced in yard God bless the family and my you heal :)
  • by Big 'C' Location: Breathitt Co. on May 9, 2008 at 05:44 AM
    I agree, this is a slap in the face to the lady who was mauled. These people should have been responsible for all the lady's medical bills.
  • by Sharron Location: Ohio on May 9, 2008 at 02:33 AM
    Chevalier is paying daily for something as simple as stepping outside of her home. Money isn't everything but how can it possibly be fair that she and he family suffer so burtally while our court gives the animals care take a gentle fine may as well slap them on hand and said get more dogs to attack someone else. Least they should have to cover her encoured expenses and that would still been very little punishment.
  • by Bart Location: Harrodsburg on May 8, 2008 at 06:12 PM
    Well sounds like the justice system of this vile state has failed again! Of course, that is what happens when you give dogs and cats rights. If one of these yahoos had killed a dog then to prison they would be headed! What a bassackwards state we live in!


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