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Grandmother, Annie Petty, attacked by 2 pit bulls in Northeast D.C.

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WASHINGTON (WJLA) – The attack was so vicious that there is only one picture we can show you of Annie Petty in the hospital. She suffered injuries to both of her legs, her arm, and one of her fingers even required plastic surgery.

Neighbors say they heard her 58-year-old grandmother screaming for help down the street, saying that two dogs had attacked her.

Petty’s daughter says her mother went out for a walk in the neighborhood with her nine-year-old grandson when two dogs came out of a yard just down the street and violently attacked her. She says that her son is now traumatized.

Neighbors who tried to help told us that they have never seen injuries that horrific in person. Angry and frustrated, Petty’s daughter now hopes both dogs are put down so that it never happens again.

Police were called to 3913 Ames Street in Northeast D.C. at 7:06 p.m., and Petty remains hospitalized on Tuesday.

The pit bulls were taken into custody by Animal Control investigator and "both were humanely euthanized in order to be tested for rabies," said ChristieLyn Diller, spokeswoman for the Washington Humane Society.

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