Thiry-nine-year-old Melissa Asad owned three pit bulls that attacked her around three in the morning on Thursday. A family member told 23 News that Melissa heard a knock at the front door, she saw someone she didn’t recognize, and shut the door. When she turned around the dogs attacked. Despite her severe injuries she managed to lock the dogs in the entryway until emergency crews could arrive.
The dogs were later euthanized at the shelter. A family member says Melissa remains in serious condition after she was airlifted to a Madison hospital.