Family and friends gathered together on Sunday at the Gainesville hospital where 74-year-old Roy McSweeney has been treated since he was attacked by two pit pulls Friday morning.
McSweeney lost his right arm and part of his after the dogs attacked as he was gardening outside his Hawthorne home.
Friends of the family told Channel 4, McSweeney is on life support and he may not make it.
Family friend, Angela Taylor is still shocked about the news. Taylor was good friends with McSweeney's daughter growing up, and used to go to sleepovers at his house. Since then, she's known him to be a community-oriented guy.
"He would feed the ducks down at the duck pond, he stops by the fire department all the time and chit-chats with them and jokes around," Taylor said. "He's just an all around good guy. If you needed anything, he'd be there for you."
Putnam County Sheriff's deputies said two pit bulls got out of McSweeney's neighbor's home and attacked him. McSweeney was bitten all over his body.
"As far as I know, he was outside working in the yard like he always does," Taylor said. "Which is nothing uncommon."
Taylor said it's a shame such a terrible thing happened, but knowing the road McSweeney lives on, it was bound to happen.
"Those dogs, as well as other dogs, tend to run the neighborhood," Taylor said. "And I think it's more the responsibility of the owners to keep the dogs trained and well contained."
The two dogs involved in the attack were euthanized Friday.