GLENDALE -- Glendale police are investigating an incident where two pit bulls attacked a 53-year-old woman near N. Shasta Drive and W. Custer Avenue on Friday morning, October 23rd.
The quiet morning was interrupted by the cries of a woman.
"I heard some commotion outside and somebody screaming. Just a lot of get off, stop it, help me's," said Kelli Fox, neighbor.
Neighbors ran outside along Shasta Drive to find the woman being attacked by the pit bulls.
"One of the neighbors took a shovel or a broom or something and tried pushing them away," said Fox.
Investigators say the 53-year-old woman took her own dog outside when the attack happened. She suffered bites on her leg and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, officers tried catching the pit bulls, but they ran down Silver Spring and ended up in a neighbors backyard off 26th Street. There, police say one of the dogs charged at two officers. The officers shot and killed it.
"Apparently, that was the more aggressive dog that was involved in the attack," said the Executive Director for MADACC, Karen Sparapani.
The other dog was taken to MADACC where it will be held for 10 days and observed for rabies.
Sparapani says it's unclear whether the dog they are holding was the aggressor.
"It doesn't make them a bad dog, but it does make them a dog that has to be managed," said Sparapani.
A scary chain of events that left those involved feeling for both sides.
"It's sad all the way around," said Fox.
Neighbors tell us the 53-year-old woman had to undergo surgery.
It's unclear whether the owner of the dogs will be cited.