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Pup recovering after dog pack attack
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Bowser, the 9-year-old miniature Schnauzer attacked last month by a pack of dogs in downtown Dawsonville, is recovering well, according to his owner.

"Bowser is doing very well. He is doing physical therapy to rebuild the muscle, and I'm researching different treatments to help with nerve repair," said Carly Sharec, who was holding Bowser when he was yanked from her arms on their morning walk April 23.

"He still can't use the leg, but he recovers a bit more every day."

Sharec has also recovered from what she described as her "absolute worst nightmare."

"As for me, my bite wounds are almost all either completely healed or almost there," she said Friday.

City officials said the three dogs that attacked Bowser and Sharec have since been euthanized in accordance with the city's animal control ordinance.

"All options were reviewed and considered, an in-depth determination was completed following all local and state procedures," said City Manager David Headley.

Following a 10-day required quarantine in situations in which a dog bite is reported, the dogs were classified as vicious.

"As of May 9, the owner waived her right to an appeal and surrendered the animals to the city. The city has disposed of the animals according to state mandates," Headley said.

The dogs were located days after the attack in a fenced in yard off of Robinson Road, less than a mile from Sharec's home near Gold Creek Foods.

"I don't know if they got out or if they were running loose," she said. "I think people need to be aware that you can't let your dogs run loose, even if you think your dog is very well trained or you know your dog, because they're animals.

"You don't know how they might respond to certain situations."