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3 pit bulls attack Riverside woman walking with daughter

May 15, 2012 |  8:08 pm

One of the dogs involved in the Riverside attack, officials saidA Riverside woman walking with her daughter was attacked by three pit bulls, officials said Tuesday.

Leesa Lyon and her teenage daughter were walking to their apartment in the city's La Sierra neighborhood when the loose dogs attacked, according to the Riverside County Department of Animal Services.

The mother stood between her daughter as the animals bit her lower body. The daughter ran into the family car and called 911, the department said.

"This was a serious incident,"  Sgt. Jason Sanders said in a statement. "But the victim is very fortunate."

Lyon drove herself to a hospital and was treated.

The dogs, owned by a neighbor, were unlicensed and had no vaccinations, the department said. The animals were being held pending a hearing to determine whether they pose a danger to the public. 

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Photo: One of the dogs involved in the attack. Credit: Riverside County Department of Animal Services

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