The attack happened at a home in the area of 8600 W. Fairmount Avenue. (Source: CBS 5 News)
The seven dogs who attacked will go to quarantine. (Source: CBS 5 News)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
A woman was rushed to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after seven dogs attacked her at a Phoenix rental home, Maricopa County Rabies and Animal Control authorities said.
The 34-year-old victim, whose name was not released, suffered severe, multiple bites on her arms and shoulders, said Phoenix fire spokesman Scott McDonald. Phoenix police said the bite wounds were not life-threatening.
A neighbor in the area of 8600 W. Fairmount Avenue heard screams and barks and rushed over to help, McDonald said. When first responders arrived, the dogs were locked in the back yard and a room of the house, McDonald said.
Eight dogs live in the house, according to Melissa Gable of Maricopa County Rabies/Animal Control. The only dog that did not get involved in the attack was a male Chihuahua, she said.
Gable said the other dogs are mixes, including a pit bull, husky and sheltie mix. Two of the female dogs got into a fight, and two women at the home tried to stop it.
The owner of five of the dogs was bitten in the hand and suffered minor injuries.
The other woman, who didn't own any of the animals, was severely attacked, Gable said.
Two couples live in the home, Gable said.
"One of the couples moved in fairly recently so they were keeping their dogs separate from the other dogs," Gable said. "Somehow the dogs intermingled and a fight began. One of the owners stepped in to try to break up the fight and another person stepped in."
Gable said none of the dogs was neutered, spayed, licensed or vaccinated.
The seven dogs who attacked were taken by Rabies and Animal Control and will go to quarantine.
No other information was available.
Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News for updates on this developing story.
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