For one Arkansas woman, this visit to Shreveport went terribly wrong and changed her life forever.
Laura Curtis is bruised and bandaged after jumping in to save her two Chihuahuas, Curtsi Lynn and Littleman from TWO PIT BULLS she says attacked them.
"I just can't explain it. I mean I've never seen anything that you couldn't stop," she said.
Curtis was visiting her sister, who lives with a roommate when it happened. She says the roommate's dogs rushed into the bedroom as she was coming out from where Curtsi Lynn and Littleman were.
The dogs attacked her neck, hand and legs, leaving her clothes stained in blood.
"I just saw them kill my dogs. They just mauled them and when I got scared was when he got a rip on my hand and started shaking and I didn't know if I was going to be able to get out," said Laura Curtis.
Her husband Edward was in Las Vegas when he got the call about what happened. He uttered while crying,
"They told me my wife was on the way to the hospital," he said. Once he learned it was from dog bites, Edward immediately asked which one was gone and someone told him, "both."
"I was crushed. Them dogs were my life, absolutely," he said.
The couple says they were told the Caddo Parish Animal Shelter would quarantine and release the dogs in ten days.
"If they would have gotten her on the ground, my wife would've been dead and these dogs get to go home and be free and do it to somebody else, it's wrong,' said Edward Curtis.
"It was very painful, but not as painful as my heart," said Laura Curtis.
They say the dogs were like family, Curtsi Lynn and Littleman meant the world to Laura and Edward Curtis.
"They were so sweet. They wouldn't hurt anybody."
The couple plans to cremate their dogs Tuesday. They say the roommate has since asked the sister living in the home to leave because she says the dogs were not invited.
They argued however, that their relative has lived there and even has an address and the driver's license registered at the home so they believe she had the right to invite pets.