"She climbed over her neighbor's fence and was subsequently bitten," said Jacqueline Kirby with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. "She was bitten by two German shepherds."
The dogs' "shaken" owner called 911, a friend told 11 News.
According to dispatch tapes obtained by 11 News, the child was just 3 years old. Kirby would not comment on the extent of her injuries, but 11 News has learned she is in stable condition.
Because the dogs were up to date on all of their shots and properly enclosed in their own yard, they will not be taken away and the owner will not be ticketed. They'll be placed on routine quarantine for 10 days, which means they won't be allowed off the property and will have to be on a leash any time they are outside.
A toddler is in the hospital tonight with significant injuries after being attacked by dogs off of Stapleton Road and Broken Arrow Road in Black Forest.
According to the victim's Great Grandmother the 3-year-old child was unsupervised and went into the neighbor's yard where the dogs attacked and mauled her, literally ripping off the girl's hair and scalp and biting her over most of the rest of her body.
We are told the dogs are neighborhood favorites and have never been aggressive or violent before. The child was rushed to Memorial Hospital with severe injuries.