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Woman's Cheek 'Ripped Off' In Pit Bull Attack

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A Riverside woman is recovering from injuries she sustained after being attacked by two pit bulls while walking her dog, reports KTLA.

The woman, who's being identified only as "Tina," has permanent damage to her face and arm after the dogs, one 2 years old and one four months, came after her.

The attack happened on August 12 at about 11: 00 a.m. The victim's dog, Max, wasn't hurt, but The Daily Mail reports that he was traumatized by the incident. The pit bulls reportedly escaped from a fenced in yard, where a "Beware of Dog" sign was posted. Their owner handed them over to be euthanized, and was fined $100.

Terry Fury, a neighbor who rushed in to help Tina, told the Mail that, "I heard screaming. Screaming like you [hear] in the movies. Like people being attacked by monsters."

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Her son explained to KTLA that her cheek had been "almost ripped...all the way off," and her attorney added that her arm was "eaten away" such that doctors "can't even close the wound."