2 small dogs killed and owner hurt after mauling by American Bulldogs that escaped from yard
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Two American Bulldogs escaped from their Pittsfield Township yard and attacked a neighbor and her two small dogs on Tuesday afternoon, injuring the woman and killing her pets.
The victim, 45, was walking her dogs in the 3700 block of Maple near Ellsworth and Golfside roads on the township's east side.
The dogs of a neighbor got loose from their fenced yard as she and her dogs were walking past the house "and began attacking the woman," according to Pittsfield Township police.
The two small dogs also were mauled and died from their injuries. The woman was taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital for treatment of serious injuries that police said are not life-threatening.
The dogs that attacked were taken to the Humane Society of Huron Valley, where they were euthanized on Tuesday night, according to HSHV officials.
Police are continuing their investigation and charges may be pending, according to police.
Unavailable this morning is information on the attacking dogs, including whether they were licensed. Their owner is a 51-year-old township resident.