Two women were attacked by dogs as they jogged early Friday, rescued only after neighbors shot at the animals.Police said the attacks began around 6 a.m. as a 52-year-old woman jogging in the 600 block of Pavilion Avenue was attacked by three dogs, a bull mastif, a pit bull/bull mastif mix and an American bulldog mix.
Neighbors heard the woman screaming for help and called police. One neighbor shot the bull mastif, police said, causing the dog to release its victim.
The other two dogs then ran down the street toward two other women who were jogging in the area, police said. The dogs attacked one of them, a 34-year-old Fairfield resident who had tripped as she was trying to run from the dogs.
A second neighbor, seeing the attack, shot at both dogs, striking them both in the leg.
Fairfield police and fire officials arrived and the first victim was taken by ambulance to Kaiser Permanente in Vallejo, where she was treated for serious, but not life-threatening, injuries. The second victim received moderate, not life- threatening injuries, and was transported to NorthBay Medical Center, where she was treated and released.
All three dogs were captured by Humane Animal Services officers. The owner of the bull mastif and pit bull/mastif mix was contacted and agreed to have both dogs euthanized as a result of the attack, police said. He said the American bulldog mix belonged to his son, and police detectives could not immediately contact him.
The bull mastif was promptly euthanized and the pit bull and mastif mix was scheduled to be euthanized soon, police said Friday night.The Fairfield Police Department continues to investigate the attacks and has asked the Solano County District Attorney's office to file charges against the dogs owners for allowing vicious animals to run at large.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact police at 428-7300.