Husband of dog attack victim speaks about recovery

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) – “They did skin grafts in several places, they did muscle grafts on both legs.”

These are just some of the surgeries Michelle Sheeks performed at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The Franklin County woman was attacked by a vicious pack of dogs in Red Bay on April 28. She is still in the hospital with the possibility of amputation.

“She has very limited use of all her limbs. Right now she basically only has her right hand and is left-handed,” husband Wesley Sheeks tells us. “Everything else is pretty well puffed up.”

It’s not just her physical body that needs attention. The mental toll, Sheeks says, was tough, especially considering Wesley is more than three hours away in Franklin County. He and his family try their best to always have someone by his wife’s side when he is at work.

“We tried very hard to keep a family member or close friend down here as best we could to try to help her and also to help the nurses because the staff is understaffed up here, obviously.”

While in the hospital, Michelle claims a disability, so healthcare costs are less of a concern. Wesley is grateful he doesn’t have to worry about this, but he and his wife have considered legal action. He was in contact with a lawyer who specializes in dog attacks.

“His recent response that there’s really no one to go after because the woman who owns the dogs is being charged with manslaughter, she’s probably going to jail for that.”

Thankfully, Michelle survived the dog attack. But her attack prompted *Jacqueline Summer Beard* to investigate with the Alabama Department of Public Health. The day after Michelle’s attack, Jacqueline was attacked and killed by the same pack of dogs.

To donate to Wesley and Michelle’s GoFundMe, the link can be found here.

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