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4 pit bulls euthanized after attack on joggers in San Diego County

November 28, 2011 |  3:04 pm

Four pitbull dogs have been put to death by the San Diego County Department of Animal Services after the animals allegedly attacked two joggers in the rural community of Valley Center, officials said Monday.

The dogs' owner voluntarily relinquished the animals for destruction, officials said. Investigators are looking into the Sunday-night incident to see if the owner should face criminal charges for not keeping dangerous animals under control.

The two joggers, ages 20 and 21, remain hospitalized. The two were jogging on a trail near a school when four dogs chased and mauled them, officials said.

--Tony Perry in San Diego