Man, 83, dies after 4 dogs attack him at his home Resident of rural Morgan County was mauled by animals owned by a neighbor. By John Tuohy, The Indianapolis Star Multiple dog bites killed Boyd W. Fiscus, 83, on his rural Morgan County property, according to an autopsy Saturday. Fiscus' body was found about 8 p.m. Friday near a pond behind his home. Sometime Friday, while his wife watered plants in the front yard of their home in the 12600 block of North Mann Road, south of Camby, Fiscus was attacked by four dogs owned by a neighbor, the Morgan County Sheriff's Department said Saturday. On Saturday morning, an autopsy determined he died of multiple dog bites, according to the Sheriff's Department. Authorities sent the four dogs to a veterinary clinic in Indianapolis, at the owners' request, to be destroyed, deputies said. In the rural, northern Morgan County neighborhood of secluded ranch homes tucked behind leafy trees, residents said pets regularly wander from one large yard to another. "A lot of people have dogs here, and there is a lot of other wildlife, like coyotes, but no one's ever had a problem," said Donna Baker, 66. "If you don't want them around, you just shoo them away." Police would not say what type of dogs mauled Fiscus, but neighbors described them as two mastiffs and two bulldogs. Jim Baker, Donna Baker's husband, said that after Fiscus' wife had watered the plants and walked back to the house, she saw her husband's hat lying near the front door, shredded. She called for her husband but got no answer. She sought the help of the next-door neighbor who owned the dogs, he said. The neighbor found Fiscus facedown near the pond in the back, his shirt torn open. The Bakers said Fiscus often fed the dogs when they came onto his land. Authorities did not indicate what might have prompted the dog attack. ------------------------------------------------ You really never know what pet dogs are going to do. My youngest daughter and her husband own a 5-yr. old lab, usually just a big, loving sissy who thinks everyone is his friend. Their neighbors purchased a Jack Russell puppy and brought him over for them to see. The lab was standing by the puppy sniffing him, and the puppy became afraid and started barking. The lab bit him pretty good. Needless to say, they were stuck with some vet bills.