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Woman, 84, Attacked by Pit Bulls While Walking to Mailbox

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (KTLA) — An 84-year-old woman was hospitalized after being attacked by two pit bulls Thursday morning.

The woman was walking to her mailbox when she was attacked around 11 a.m.pit-bulls

The dogs were inside a neighbor’s fenced yard, but they were able to dig their way out.

A neighbor heard the woman’s screams and came to her aid. She was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

The male and female pit bulls were euthanized with the permission of the owner.

That man, Juan Ortiz, said he’s never seen his dogs be so aggressive.

“My dogs were not for fighting,” he said. “They were family dogs, indoor dogs.”

“I have a 2-year-old daughter, 5-year-old son, 6-year-old son and a 13-year-old son that play with them, they’ve been with them since they were puppies,” he insisted.

“It really kind of blew my mind what happened,” he remarked.

The dogs were not registered or licensed. Ortiz was issued multiple citations, including violating the county’s leash law.