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Two men hurt after attacked by group of dogs in east Bakersfield

One dog shot and killed in attack
Posted at 12:55 PM, Feb 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-23 17:36:01-05

Two men were attacked by a group of dogs Friday morning in east Bakersfield, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies received reports of a vicious dog around 11 a.m. near the corner of Larcus Avenue and Moore Street.

When deputies arrived, they saw two men being attacked by a four mixed-breed dogs.

Two dogs were shot by deputies to stop the attack. One dog was killed and the other was shot in the leg.

Both victims were taken to Kern Medical for their injuries. One victim had minor dog bites on his hands and the second victim had significant injuries to both of his arms and legs, according to officials. 

Kern County Animal Control officers took five dogs into custody as well as the dead dog. 

Officials said there were a total of seven dogs living in the home with the two men. 

It's not yet known why the dogs attacked the men.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact KCSO at 661-861-3110.