UPDATE: VICTIM SPEAKS AND VIDEO - http://fox6now.com/2015/10/29/sudden-vicious-attack-by-pit-bull-leaves-glendale-woman-hurt-it-did-not-look-like-a-leg-at-all/
A 53-year-old Glendale woman suffered severe injuries Friday as she saved her pet from an attack by two loose pit bulls in her yard.
The attack occurred about 7:30 a.m. in the 5400 block of N. Shasta Road, and the attacking dogs were later cornered by police in the 5500 block of N. 26th St.
Two Glendale police officers shot and killed one of the pit bulls when it charged them, according to a department news release. The other dog was captured and both were taken to Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Center for rabies testing and quarantine.
Karen Sparapani, executive director at MADACC, said a tissue sample was taken from the dead dog, a male, and sent to a Madison lab for testing. She said the other dog, a female, weighs 38 pounds and is probably one to two years old.
Sparapani said the woman had put her own pet on a run in her yard and later heard a commotion. When she saw the pit bulls attacking her dog, the woman tried to separate them and suffered major wounds. The woman's dog, however, suffered only minor injuries and was not taken from treatment, Sparapani said.
Sparapani said while the instinct to protect your pet is understandable, owners should never put their hands or arms between fighting dogs, and instead either let the fight run its course or try to put an object, like a broom or lawn chair, between the animals.
She said case of rabies from dog bites are extremely rare in Wisconsin.
By interviewing neighbors, police found the owner of the pit bulls, who said he was unaware they were missing from their own yard.
Sparapani said the female pit bull under quarantine would be euthanized unless the owner reclaimed her and the associated costs.
Neither she nor Glendale police had updated information late Friday on the woman's condition. Police said the incident remains under investigation.
(WTAQ) - A dog was killed and a woman was injured when two dogs charged into a Glendale yard Friday.
Glendale police were called to North 26th Street after a woman said she and her dog were charged by 2 LOOSE PIT BULLS.
Officials said one of the pit bulls was shot by an officer, and the second is currently under quarantine at Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control.
Police said the 53-year-old woman was taken to Froedtert Hospital with a significant injury.
The owner of the dogs was found and said they did not know the dogs were missing from the yard. The name of the woman and the name of the owner have not been released.