Boxers Busted for Attacking 79-Year-Old Woman

Canines jump woman and her rescuers

A 79-year-old woman who uses a walker and two men who authorities say saved her life were injured Thursday when two boxer dogs attacked them in Chatsworth, a fire official said.
The dogs bit the woman on her hand and knocked her to the ground shortly before noon in the 11900 block of Hiawatha Street, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
She also complained of a back injury and was taken to a hospital in fair condition, he said.
Two men who heard her screaming and came to her aid were also attacked, he said.
A 58-year-old man was bitten on the right wrist and forearm and suffered "serious injuries that are potentially debilitating," Humphrey said.
Another man, 51, suffered a three-inch cut on an arm. Both were taken to hospitals.
The two men "probably saved her life," Humphrey said.
Firefighters herded the dogs into their nearby yard, and animal-control officers and police officers were called, Humphrey said.
The boxers were impounded and taken to the West Valley Animal Services Care Center, said Capt. Wendell Bowers of the Department of Animal Services.
The dogs' owner was identified, but was not arrested or cited, he said. 

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