FRESNO, California (April 6, 2016) — A woman believed to be in her 50s was critically injured Tuesday morning when she was attacked by two pit bull dogs in a downtown alley behind a home in the 2800 block of East McKenzie Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The woman was listed in grave condition following the early morning attack near the Highway 41 off ramp at Divisadero Street.
The injured woman is thought to be a transient who was walking in the alley. The dogs apparently were in a fenced yard, but managed to escape through a gate or climbing over a chair, police said. Police were called to the scene after the dogs’ owner heard them making noises in the alley and went outside to call them into the yard. When the owner realized there was a person being attacked she asked a neighbor to call 911.
The vicious dogs bit the woman all over her body. She was taken by paramedics to Community Regional Medical Center where she was provided an emergency blood transfusion. Her hands were so severely mauled by the dogs that police were unable to identify her using a fingerprint reader. Her identity is unknown at this time.
The dogs were seized from the home where they were kept and two of them will be euthanized. Two other dogs at the scene are under evaluation.
The dogs’ owner may face both criminal and civil charges for the attack.
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