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62-year-old severely injured after being bitten by loose pit bulls

Pinellas County officers fight off loose pit bulls
Posted: 12:01 PM, Jul 03, 2017
Updated: 2017-07-03 17:35:12-04
Officials in Pinellas County are searching for the owners of five pit bull terriers that reportedly attacked two people in St. Petersburg on Monday.
 
The initial call came in at 9:24 a.m. regarding two people bit by the loose dogs. 
 
One of the women was 62 years old and bitten multiple times. She was taken to the hospital with severe injuries.
 
The other woman, 52, was bitten on the leg.
 
The dogs came out of two open windows with no screens from a home on 2104 21st S, according to St. Petersburg Police.  
 
Officers used fire extinguishers to defend themselves as the dogs charged at them.  
 
A Pinellas Animal Control officer also had to fight off one of the dogs. 
 
Once all five dogs jumped back inside of the home, the officers used pepper spray to keep them back while they closed the windows. 
 
The dog owners were not home at the time, but returned to assist animal control officers in loading the dogs into the animal control truck. The dogs were removed from the home and will be kept under quarantine for further investigation.