A teenage girl is suffering from serious injuries after six large dogs in her residence mauled her Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department responded to a home in Thousand Oaks, California at 3:30 p.m. after the dogs bit a 16-year-old girl and her mother, who suffered less severe injuries, the Ventura County Fire Department announced. Ventura County Sheriff’s Capt. Ron Chips said the girl suffered from “several significant lacerations and dog bites to her head, torso and arms” that appear to be non-life threatening, according to the Ventura County Star.
The fire department used firefighting tools and sirens to scare the canines away from the “ongoing attack,” the department said. The department added that animal control arrived at the scene to secure the dogs. The animals were reportedly the family’s pet dogs and have been impounded, Chips told the Ventura County Star.
VCFD and VCSO working together to stop 6 dogs from attacking a girl in Thousand Oaks, CA this afternoon. https://t.co/1KaPjGFRia
— Ventura County Fire (@VCFD) October 31, 2022
“VCFD E33 and a @VCSO deputy waving #FF tools and blasting sirens stopped an ongoing attack by 6 large dogs of a 16 year old girl,” the fire department said in a tweet. “The girl was transported in serious condition. Animal control is currently securing the dogs. The girl and the dogs are from the same residence.” (RELATED: REPORT: Dog Filmed Running Through Mexican Town With Human Head In Mouth)
The sheriff described the dogs as cane corsos, a type of mastiff, the Ventura County Star reported.