(WTVA) - A young woman is recovering after several dogs attacked her while running Sunday.
According to her grandmother Darla Nash, five dogs attacked Tess Lancaster.
Tess Lancaster is a 2020 graduate of Alcorn Central High School. | Source: Darla Nash
A nearby woman delivering mail used mace to scare away the dogs.
Medics transported Lancaster to a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said Lancaster sustained injuries to her head and face
Nash said her granddaughter has since been released from the hospital and will need to have plastic surgery.
Lancaster, a recent graduate of Alcorn Central High School and class valedictorian, was scheduled to move into her dorm at Mississippi State University this week, her grandmother said.
The sheriff said the dogs belonged to someone and the dogs are in custody.
Nash said the dogs have previous history attacking other dogs in the neighborhood.
The sheriff later clarified the incident happened around 10:30 Sunday morning while Lancaster was running along County Road 173.
The dogs will be tested for rabies and then put down, the sheriff later said. The dogs' owner turned over the dogs to animal control.