Utah: Woman terrified of animals after lip ripped off in dog attack


Marie Fast, 48, has been scarred for all times after her ordeal (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

A girl has been left traumatised after her lip was torn off in a horrific dog attack – leaving her screaming in agony and scarred for all times.

Dog lover Marie Fast, 48, is now terrified of animals after her ordeal in Salt Lake City, Utah, US, in September.

Marie was speaking to the dog’s proprietor, who was trimming hedges in the world, when she bent all the way down to pet the animal.  

It attacked with out warning, lunging at her earlier than sinking its tooth into her face and utterly ripping off her higher lip.


Marie, a janitor, was rushed to hospital and went below the knife for reconstructive surgical procedure.

Her sister, Kasja Sparks, advised how surgeons try to rebuild her lip – however ‘there isn’t a lot left of it’.

‘It has bitten completely through her upper lip and she has marks around her face. It just looks like the dog has lunged and grabbed her lip,’ Kasja, 45, stated.

‘It was just a bloody mess, it looked like ground meat. She’s scarred for all times.

PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: MARIE FAST, 48, FROM SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, BEFORE HER LIP WAS RIPPED OFF BY A DOG) An autistic woman has been 'scarred for life' and left terrified of animals after her lip was torn off in a horror dog attack. Dog lover Marie Fast, from Salt Lake City, Utah, approached the animal outside a friend's house in September before it pounced on her, sank its teeth into her face then tore off her upper lip. The 48-year-old had been chatting with the dog's owner, who was trimming hedges in the neighbourhood and who Marie had never previously met, before bending down to pet the animal when it suddenly attacked. DISCLAIMER: While Kennedy News and Media uses its best endeavours to establish the copyright and authenticity of all pictures supplied, it accepts no liability for any damage, loss or legal action caused by the use of images supplied and the publication of images is solely at your discretion. SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266

Marie Fast previous to her ordeal in September, which has left her traumatised (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

‘She was in so much pain for days and she couldn’t eat or drink.

‘She was drinking soup through a straw for three weeks.’

Kasja stated Marie, who has autism, approaches animals fastidiously.

‘The guy told her the dog’s identify so she obtained all the way down to its stage and that’s when the dog simply lunged and attacked her,’ she stated.

‘It ripped off her upper lip and the guy grabbed his dog and left. Marie was on the ground screaming and crying.’

Marie has not been in a position to establish the dog however described it as ‘big and brown’, Kasja stated.

Marie pictured after the dog attack

Marie wants additional surgical procedure costing her household hundreds of {dollars} (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

She has had two operations however will want additional surgical procedure costing her household hundreds.

‘Marie doesn’t reply to ache the identical manner as everybody else,’ Kasja added.

‘She has a high pain tolerance because she doesn’t recognise the sensation as ache so for her to say “it’s painful” it will need to have actually harm.

‘They’ve tried to tug the pores and skin above the lip down however it’s clearly a distinct color.

‘They’re attempting to rebuild what a lip would appear like.’

Usually upbeat and optimistic, Marie has been left depressed after the devastating attack.

‘She loves animals and now she won’t go close to them,’ Kasja stated.

‘She hasn’t been close to a dog since as a result of she will get so nervous round them. She has mini panic assaults if she sees one.’

Kasja has launched a crowdfunding marketing campaign to assist increase cash for her therapy – for extra info and to donate click on right here.

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