AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– Two vicious dogs wanted in an attack that sent 3 people to the hospital and injured a small dog have been found.
The two dogs matching the description from Friday’s attacks were found on the side of E-470 at E. 64th Ave. by a Colorado State Trooper. They were both dead and appeared to have been struck by a car.
Aurora Animal Care Officers took possession of the dogs. Police continue to try to find the owner of the dogs.
The attacks happened at about 6 a.m. Friday in the Louisiana Purchase neighborhood, located near Mississippi and Tower roads, and all three people were taken to the hospital. The dogs were last seen running north on the 19200 block of East Gunnison Circle.
The animals were described as being black and brindle (brown with stripes), and police asked that anyone who thinks they see them to call 911 immediately. A witness told CBS4 the dogs were pit bulls but police weren’t confirming their breed.
Police said the incident started when a woman who was walking her small dog was attacked by the loose dogs.
“She was throwing her body on top of her dog just parallel to the ground to protect her dog,” said neighbor Cheryl Schultz. “And these dogs were just attacking and attacking and attacking.”
Schultz came out of her home when she saw the attack happening.
“I brought a blanket and thought if I threw it on them they would stop,” said neighbor Cheryl Schultz.
She tried to throw a blanket on the dogs to distract them and she was attacked as well. After one of the dogs bit her in the thigh she rushed back into her home.
“Then they came after me. One bit me on my right upper arm over here. I have a stitch right here. One grabbed my leg and they pulled be down to the ground. I yelled for my husband and was like, ‘Okay, get in the garage,'” said Schultz.
Schultz suffered a bite to each leg and had minor stitches on one of those wounds.
A third woman pulled up in her car and tried to help the small dog owner and her dog into her car but was initially unsuccessful.
The small dog owner suffered what police said was “serious bodily injuries.” She remained in the hospital Friday afternoon. The dog who was attacked was taken to Alameda East Veterinary Hospital and was in stable condition Friday afternoon.