A Utah woman’s leg had to be amputated after her son’s pit bulls viciously attacked her in her backyard, police said.
In a press release, the Taylorsville Police Department said that their “hearts are heavy” after they responded to a 63-year-old woman’s desperate 911 call saying that her son’s pack of pit bulls attacked her.
The incident happened outside the woman’s mobile home in Taylorsville.
Officers said they responded to the woman’s call at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, saying that she had been “attacked and bitten by several dogs” that belonged to her 38-year-old son who lived with her.
Police said that they shot the dog to protect themselves and the animal control officers on the scene.
The woman’s 38-year-old son turned the five puppies and the father dog over to the West Valley City Animal Services, and they are investigating the attack along with the police department.
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