Woman hospitalized after dog attack


A woman is fighting for her life tonight after being viciously attacked by two dogs in Central Fresno.

It happened in an alley way off of Mckenzie Avenue at roughly 6:30 Tuesday morning.

The dogs are now with the SPCA where they will be euthanized.

“Life threatening, it is possible she might not live.” Says Fresno Police Lt. Joe Gomez.

A vicious dog attack in Fresno leaves a woman in critical condition. Police responded to find the 50-year-old hispanic woman on the ground.

“She is bit, mauled, on every part of her body, may lose an arm, her scalp was torn off, very very serious attack.” He adds.

Police say the woman was injured so badly she has yet to be identified. The two dogs that were attacking her were both under a year old and both are pit bull mixes.

“The fence was in working order, the dogs either dug a hole underneath the fence to get out and their was a chair, they could have hopped on the chair.” He says.

The owner did not want to go on camera, but agreed to be interviewed through their front security door.

“We would like to offer our remorse to the family and the individual that is involved.” Says a woman.

The owner says her family is still trying to figure out how this all happened. “It is very traumatic for both families and both sides.” She adds.

A total of four dogs were taken from the owner, the two that were involved in the attack will be euthanized.

“Severe cases like this we do not place these animals back into another home.” Says Walter Salavari from the SPCA.

This incident comes a day after a Fresno boy was attacked by two pit bulls while walking home near Mckinley and Maple.

He is was taken to the hospital and is now recovering. Police say it is possible the owners in this attack could faces charges.

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