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.

attack map Vicious Dogs Found Dead After Attacking 3 People

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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.

dog attack Vicious Dogs Found Dead After Attacking 3 People

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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.

Comments (13)
  1. B.I.G. Johnson says:

    “I brought a blanket”..What did she hope to do? Make sure they were comfy?

    A gun would have been better there ..Cheryl.

    1. michelle says:

      That was very rude. She at least tried to help. I’m sure she was in a panic and got whatever she could reach for or find. Jerk…

    2. MollyAnn says:

      You are a jerk. When a dog is attacking something it is suggested that you throw a large blanket over it. Most times the dog will let go. There is no room in this world for people like you!

    3. Cheryl says:

      I wasn’t really thinking about my safety. I was just thinking about scaring them away. Next time I know.

      1. Chartreuxe says:

        Kudos to you for trying to help. You’re a hero in my eyes.

  2. kinslowteam says:

    Does anyone know the name of the lady walking the dog? Was it Pat?

  3. amy says:

    I think it is great that Cheryl tried to help. How brave of you, Cheryl. Not all of us have so much courage. Sorry that this happened to both of you.

  4. Migrant3 says:

    Were they pit bulls?

  5. Dale says:

    But, Pit Bulls are friendly………………..

  6. Nancy says:

    Throw a blanket over a dog to get them to stop fighting?

    You imbiciles know nothing about the nature of an enraged dog.

    I could have told you that the dog would most likely attack the person who intervened with a blanket.

    When a dog has that much rage to attack like that, the only SURE thing is a gun

    1. Cheryl says:

      Imbeciles you mean? At least spell it right.

  7. Helen Skor says:

    There are at least two reasons why Cheryl is awesome: 1) she intervened to help someone in need, regardless of the danger to herself; and 2) she doesn’t get flustered by internet trolls who criticize her actions.

    Way to go, Cheryl!! You should be proud of yourself, and I know that the woman you helped save will be eternally grateful to you.

  8. silly2 says:

    Finally! 2 good pit bulls. Cheryl, I think you are a very brave and nice person. Not an “imbicile” at all.
    Nancy, you seem so much wiser than the rest of us imbiciles – tell me how you would shoot an attacking dog without shooting the person being attacked or another bystander?

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