SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) – A woman has been charged after police say her two PIT BULLS brutally attacked a dog and his sitter.
CBS 13 spoke with the family who says the two dogs came from two miles away, and say their pet and dog sitter are lucky to have their lives.
Monday started as a typical day for Finley, running and playing in his backyard, until it took a turn for the worse for him, and his dog sitter Karen.
Kathy Maitta says two pit bulls charged on their property, making it past the fence. Maitta says the dogs immediately attacked Finley.
Karen ran to break it up, but the two bit her arms and hands.
They wound up trapped in a corner, Karen grabbing a gardening tool to fight the dogs off.
Karen now has dozens of stitches all over her body.
"I've lived here my whole life," Maitta said. "Owned dogs my whole life. I've never heard of two dogs getting into someone's closure and mauling someone's dog and a person in my life."
The owner of the dogs, Heather Geisinger was charged Friday with keeping dangerous and unlicensed dogs, but the Maitta family still has concerns, afraid the dogs could get out again.
“They're following protocol that's in place. Which is good. The only thing that's bothering us is that the dogs were placed back with them. Because that's how they got out in the first place. They were at their own residence,” Maitta said.
Geisinger's dogs must remain confined to her property until her court date in August.
Maitta says Karen is feeling better, but still recovering.