Woman attacked by pit bulls in Fresno fights for her life

A woman remains hospitalized after she was attacked by two pitbulls in Fresno Tuesday morning.

A woman remains hospitalized after she was attacked by two pitbulls in Fresno Tuesday morning.

A Fresno woman is battling for her life after she suffered major trauma when two pit bulls attacked her Tuesday morning, police said.

The woman’s injuries were considered life-threatening, Fresno police Lt. Joe Gomez said. Police have not been able to identify the woman because of the severity of her injuries.

The attack occurred about 6:32 a.m. in an alley near the 2800 block of East McKenzie Avenue after the dogs either slipped through an opening or hopped onto a chair, then jumped over the fence, he said.

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“The owner of the dogs heard something in the alley behind her residence but did not know at the time the dogs were attacking a female because it was very dark in the alley,” Gomez said.

She was able to secure one of the dogs in her yard. She went to retrieve the other dog and saw it attacking the woman who was on the ground in the alley.

The owner retrieved the dog and notified police.

“When officers arrived they found a woman in her 50s with major trauma on many parts of her body which she sustained from two dogs attacking her,” Gomez said.

Animal control officers responded and took custody of the dogs, which were between the ages of 4 months and 12 months old, he said. The dogs’ owner had two other pit bulls that were not involved in the attack. Animal control officials also took custody of the other two dogs.

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