A California mother fatally stabbed her family’s pit bulls after the dogs attacked her one-year-old daughter and other family members on Sunday night, a report said.
The two dogs attacked the toddler when he started crying at the family’s Pico Rivera home, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told KABC.
The girl suffered a fractured hip and bite injuries to her left leg, shoulder and ear before the dogs attacked her mother as she tried to stop the attack. The mother was bitten on the lip and face near her eye, police officers said.
The toddler’s grandmother, Margaret Ann Morales, said she was in bed at the time she heard her family members screaming.
“I walked into the kitchen and that’s when I saw … my two daughters and my son on the floor trying to get rid of the dogs,” she told the outlet.
“Finally, my daughter got up… and here I am [saw] My granddaughter. I [saw] The dog was attached to her left leg. I actually had to put my hand in his jaw and open it, and then he let go.”
Morales and her other daughter also sustained some injuries as the dogs continued to attack until the toddler’s mother grabbed a knife and stabbed both dogs, killing them.
All four relatives were taken to the hospital.
The dogs had been raised by the family since they were puppies and were around three and a half years old, KABC reported.
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