NEENAH, WI (WTAQ) - A Neenah dog sitter was viciously attacked by the two dogs she was taking care of over the weekend.
The 32-year-old woman was employed by Never Home Alone Pet Sitting and had to undergo surgery for significant bite injuries to her legs.
The victim arrived at a home in the 1300 block of Meadow Lane to take care for two English Bull Terriers that were owned by a 32-year-old Neenah woman.
While taking care of the dogs they began to bite her legs.
While screaming and fending off the dogs, the victim was able to grab onto a wooden fence in the yard. The adjacent neighbors came over and were able to pull her over the fence to safety.
One female neighbor punched one the dogs to try to get it to release its grip from the victim.
Police Chief Kevin Wilkinson commended the neighbors for their heroic acts. Wilkinson says they saved the victim from something that could have been much worse possibly even death.
Both dogs were tranquilized and taken to the Neenah Animal Shelter on a ten-day quarantine.
Neenah Police are seeking a declaration of “Prohibited Dangerous Animal” for both dogs. It would require the dogs be removed from the city, or be put down.