PHOENIX - Maricopa County Animal Control officers said three people had to be taken to a hospital after two separate pit bull attacks in a north Phoenix neighborhood.
The first one happened at a home near 21st Avenue and Union Hills Drive.
Suzanne McGee told ABC15 the pit bulls attacked her family dog in the front yard.
When McGee's husband tried to save the pet, the dogs bit him on the face and arm. McGee's son was also bit in the leg trying to help.
McGee said her dog's back was broken and the family decided to euthanize the dog because of her injuries.
"Just blood everywhere, all over the floor, all over my dad, all over Baby, like her whole side just blood all over her fur. It was just disgusting and so sad. I felt so bad for her," said Charise McGee, Suzanne's daughter.
After the first attack, the loose pit bulls also bit another man a few blocks away.
David Mercado said he watched the dogs bite his co-worker's arm.
"He was rifling through his truck looking for tools and the dog just lunged at him on the arm. It was good sized bite wounds. He has five or six puncture marks on his forearm," Mercado said.
Animal control officers found the dogs roaming the streets a short time after the attacks.
The dogs will be quarantined for 10 days which is standard for dog bite cases.
If the owner comes forward, he or she could face criminal charges relating to the attacks.
An animal control spokesperson said If the owner does not come forward, the dogs will be euthanized.
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