COLTON, Calif. (KTLA) — A 74-year-old woman was in critical condition on Sunday after being attacked by a pit bull.
Margarita Negrete was attacked on N Street in Colton on Saturday when she tried to save her small dog, which had been attacked by the pit bull.
A family member called 911, and the pit bull was still biting Negrete when officers arrived.
Officers fired three shots to put the dog down.
Negrete underwent surgery at a local hospital for her head wounds, and was expected to undergo surgery again for bleeding in her leg.
Negrete’s granddaughter told KTLA she’s expected to survive.