Kern County Sheriff's Office: Three dogs shot after two people attacked in Oildale

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A pit bull attack in Oildale has left a woman with major injuries, but non life threatening injuries.

Deputies with the Kern County Sheriff's Office said the attack happened just before 8 o'clock in the morning in the 800 block of Washington Avenue.

According to officials, a man, who is believed to be in his 30's, was trying to find his son who was staying with the tenant of the apartment. 

Officials said at the time nobody was home, but the man entered the apartment anyway.

At that point a Kern County Sheriff deputy said he was attacked by pit bulls on the property.

The owner of the dogs said the man was not invited to the home and that's when the attack began. The owner also said the dogs were just doing their job: protecting his property. 

The man suffered moderate injuries from a number of dog bites to his arms, torso, and legs. 

Neighbors heard his screams for help and one woman came armed with a shovel to fend off the dogs. She then became a victim herself as two pit bulls viciously attacked her in the face, upper body and torso area.

Deputies said when they arrived the attack was in progress and they shot at the dogs several times.

Three pit bulls were killed at the scene and the other suffered major injuries and was later euthanized, officials said.

One of the pit bulls that were shot to death just had puppies, according to the owner. The owner is now going to bottle-feed them, but needs help with animal formula.

The Sheriff's office said the investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information on this case they are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110.

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