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Woman, 75, mauled by pitbulls has leg amputated

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PARADISE HILLS (CBS 8) - Doctors have been forced to amputate the leg of a 75-year-old woman who was mauled by her neighbor's two pit bulls.

Emako Mendoza was attacked Saturday morning in the backyard of her home on Alleghany Street in Paradise Hills.

San Diego police say the pit bulls got into her yard through a hole in the fence.

Doctors say they may also have to amputate one of Mendoza's arms because of the serious injuries she suffered during the vicious attack.

Animal control captured the two pit bulls and put them down.


PARADISE HILLS (CNS) - A pair of pit bulls mauled a 75-year-old woman inside her fenced yard as she went out for her morning newspaper Saturday, police said.

The woman was hospitalized in serious condition following the mauling in the 5800 block of Alleghany Street, according to San Diego Police Officer Frank Cali. The attack happened near Potomac Street in the Paradise Hills neighborhood.

The dogs, who belonged to a neighbor, had entered the woman's yard through a hole in a fence, Cali said.

The woman sustained several lacerations to her body and injuries to her arms and legs, Cali said. She was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

Animal control officers took possession of the dogs, but Cali did not know if charges have been filed against the dogs' owner.

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