Husband of victim attacked by dogs talks about his recovery

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

These are just a few of the surgeries Michelle Sheeks has undergone at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The Franklin County woman was attacked on April 28 by a pack of vicious dogs in Red Bay. She remains in hospital, with the possibility of imminent amputation.

“She has very limited use of her limbs. Right now she just has her right hand and she’s left-handed,” her husband Wesley Sheeks tells us. “Everything else boogies pretty well.”

It’s not just his physical body that needs attention. The mental toll, Sheeks tells me, was tough, especially since Wesley is more than three hours away in Franklin County. He and his family do 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 here or a close friend here as best we could to try and help them and help the nurses too because the staff here, they are short-staffed, obviously.”

While in the hospital, Michelle claims a disability, so health care costs are lower. It’s something Wesley is thankful he doesn’t have to worry about, but he and his wife have been considering legal action. He was in contact with a lawyer specializing in dog attacks.

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

Fortunately, Michelle survived the dog’s attack. But her attack sparked an investigation by *Jacqueline Summer Beard* 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 is here.

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