GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – The owner of two dogs has been cited after police say the dogs attacked a couple on the street in Greenville.
Police say the couple was taken to the hospital Thursday morning.
The owner of the dog received violations for an animal running at large and nuisance animal.
Greenville Police said the couple was walking the family dog, Max, down Trescott Street when two pit bull mixes got loose and ran towards the couple near W. Washington Street.
Police say that’s when the woman picked up her dog and moments later the two dogs attacked them.
The woman, 66, suffered serious injuries to her left arm and the man, 70, suffered minor injuries to his hands, according to police.
“My parents are still really shaken up, they’re traumatized. My mom’s having a hard time talking without crying thinking about what happene,” said Alison Storm, the couple’s daughter.
The family dog did not survive the attack.
“We keep thinking that it could have been so much worse because my mom often walks alone with my dog and she could not have taken on two dogs by herself,” said Storm.
The pit bull-mixes were held in isolation at Greenville County Animal Care facility for most of Thursday. A spokesperson for Greenville County said the dogs were euthanized later that day.