Pit bull victim returns home

Published 11:59 pm Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sandra Lambert

Sandra Lambert

A Nokomis woman who was attacked by two pit bulls July 18 has safely returned home.
Sandra Lambert, 63, was airlifted to the USA Medical Center in Mobile and underwent several surgeries immediately following the attack. Earlier this month, she was transferred from USA Medical Center to the West Florida Rehabilitation Institute in Pensacola, where she had to learn how to live without the use of her dominant right arm, which had to be amputated at the shoulder.

Lambert has since been released from the rehabilitation institute and is currently staying at a relative’s home.

A benefit car wash for Lambert will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, at O’Reilly Auto Parts on South Main Street in Atmore, beginning at 9 a.m.

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In addition, an account to help Lambert with her medical expenses has been established. Donations can be made to the “Benefit Account for Sandra Lambert” at any branch of United Bank. Donations can also be mailed directly, to “United Bank, P.O. Box 8, Atmore, AL 36504.”

Lambert’s cousin, Martha Hall, said previously that Lambert had taken the pit bulls out for a walk in a field behind her house, when one of the dogs suddenly lunged at some chickens. Lambert then tried to pull back on the dog’s leash, when suddenly it turned to attack her, and the other dog soon did the same.

Both dogs, which Lambert had taken in as strays, were eventually captured. Because Lambert was the legal owner, she recommended sadly that they had to be euthanized.
Hall said Lambert initially took the dogs into her home because of her love for animals and her instinct to care for all living creatures.