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UPDATE: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/colorado-springs-area/great-danes-that-attacked-children-in-el-paso-county-euthanized

UPDATE:  http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Colorado-owner-facing-charges-in-dog-attacks-on-children-369587341.html

Dogs attacked four children severely injuring three of them Saturday night east of Colorado Springs. Their bite wounds were so severe that they required surgery.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said a woman went to check on animals and property for her employer in Rush, about 40 miles east of Colorado Springs along Highway 94. The woman had her five children with her in the car. They’re all under age 18.

A sheriff’s office spokesperson said the woman went into the barn and then she heard screams. She found that  THREE GREAT DANES  had attacked four of the five children.

The spokesperson didn’t know how the woman got the dogs away from the children. She got the kids back in the car and drove west on Highway 94 toward Colorado Springs.

She called 911 and emergency medical personnel met the family on Highway 94 and took the patients to Memorial Hospital. Three of the four children had bite wounds that were so severe, they will require surgery.

The investigation was underway Saturday night and it was unclear what was done with the dogs or what role the owner will have. The El Paso County Humane Society responded to the property to help handle the incident.