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, April 24.
The two dogs attacked the toddler when she started crying at the family’s home in Pico Rivera, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told KABC.
As the child’s mother tried to stop the attack, the dogs attacked her too. The girl suffered a fractured hip and bites to her left leg, shoulder, and ear. The mother was bitten on her lip and near her eye, cops said.
The girl suffered a fractured hip and bites to her left leg, shoulder, and ear before the dogs attacked her mother as she tried to stop the attack. The mother was a bit on her lip and face near her eye, cops said.
The toddler’s grandmother, Margaret Ann Morales said she was in bed at the time when 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 the dogs off,” she told the outlet.
Morales said the dogs continued to attack the other family members, prompting the toddler’s mother to grab a knife and fatally stab the dogs. All four victims were taken to the hospital. The animals were around 3 1/2 years old and had been with the family since they were puppies