2 people mauled by pack of dogs at Azusa home

2 hospitalized after being mauled by pack of dogs in Azusa

Two people were hospitalized after being attacked by a pack of dogs at a home in Azusa Tuesday afternoon.

It happened just before 11:30 a.m. when the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department received a call of a dog mauling at a home in the 5000 block of N. Orange Crest in Azusa. The dogs were house pets according to the sheriff's department.

Animal Control personnel and deputies responded to the home where one victim of the dog mauling was said to be in serious condition. 

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A woman was also attacked, but her injuries were not as severe. Both are expected to be okay after they were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment, sheriff's deputies said. 

Witnesses in the neighborhood recalled the aftermath as the victims were treated by paramedics. 

"His shirt was ripped open ... he had like blood all over his shirt and his legs. His legs were covered," said Nicholas Jenks. 

He says that as the man was being taken away by an ambulance, another family member arrived at the home and began screaming that the man should never have gotten the dogs in the first place. 

Another neighbor says that the dogs didn't belong to the man who was attacked, but rather a person who was renting a room at the home. 

"The Pit Bulls also didn't have a name," said Biridianna Gutierrez. "The owner would call them, like, 'One,' 'Two,' 'Three' and I think 'Four.'"

She says that the dogs were the subject of several noise complaints made in recent weeks as well. 

With SkyCal overhead, animal control workers could be seen struggling to corral the four dogs before they were finally loaded into trucks one by one. A fifth dog, said to be much older than the other four, was left at the home after it was deemed not to be a concern.

"All four dogs, which are very aggressive and have been impounded by our Animal Control Officers and have been brought to one of our animal care centers where they will be held in quarantine, or until the owner can sign them over to us," according to a statement from Los Angeles County Animal Control. 

They confirm that all four of the dogs are Pit Bulls. 

The incident comes just a week after a man was killed when he was attacked by several dogs in Compton. 

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