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Owners of dogs sought following attack of 5-year-old girl in Anne Arundel County

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BALTIMORE - A 5-year-old girl is recovering after being attacked by two dogs in Anne Arundel County, police told WJZ.

Officers responded around 2:30 p.m. on April 9 to a home in Glen Burnie where "German Shepherd-type dogs" reported attacked the child.

Cait Jones, the child's mother, told WJZ they pulled into the driveway and the children got out of the car.

With her 1-year-old niece in her arms, Cait Jones walked to her mailbox.

Her two children went inside, but her 5-year-old Lachlynn remained outside to play in the driveway.

That's when Cait Jones said two roughly 120-pound German Shepherds ran toward the child.

"I yelled at her, Lachlynn, you need to go inside," Cait Jones said. "And it was almost as soon as I turned my attention to her that both of the dogs just ran to her."

Cait Jones said that within seconds, one of the dogs jumped on top of Lachlynn and pushed her to the ground, and the other dog attacked.

"One of the dogs had my daughter's head in her mouth and was biting down on the sides of her temples," Cait Jones said. 

Bone-chilling screams were heard on their Ring camera.

Cait Jones says she ripped the dogs off and used herself as a shield to protect Lachlynn and her niece. Her two older children saw the attacks and alerted their father, Rhys Jones.

"I picked up those dogs and slammed them as hard as I could," Rhys Jones said. 

The father called 911, according to police.

The dogs are being quarantined and in the custody of the Anne Arundel County Police Animal Care & Control, police said. 

The identity of the owner is unknown and is being investigated by Animal Care & Control.

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