WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- An 11-year-old Westchester girl is recovering in the hospital after being savagely attacked by two large Bullmastiff-type dogs on her way to school Thursday morning, according to the Yonkers Police.
The attack occurred around 7 a.m. in the area of Ashburton Avenue at Yonkers Avenue when the girl was walking to school bus stop, said Sgt. Dean Politopoulos.
Politopoulos said the girl was attacked by the dogs, which she tried to fight off along with the help of nearby residents to no avail. A Good Samaritan who was driving in the area threw items at the dog and was able to separate them from the girl, he said. The person then drove the girl, who had multiple bites and scratches, to an area hospital, he added.
When police arrived on the scene, they found the two very large dogs unleashed without an owner present, he said.
The dogs exhibited aggressive and violent behavior to people and the officers, he added.
"Members of the Emergency Service Unit attempted to control the animals with health sticks and darts to no avail; for the safety of everyone present, the animals were then euthanized," Politopoulos said.
The girl’s injuries are non-life threatening and she is in stable condition.
Police are actively investigating this incident. The owner of the animals has been located and is currently being interviewed by police.
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