Kids recovering after dog attacks in Douglas County



DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. - Four people, including two small children, are recovering after being attacked by two dogs while they were walking  in a Douglas County subdivision.

The group was walking down Greenbrook Drive in the Willows North subdivision when two dogs that got loose ran out into the road and attacked them, Douglas County Sheriff’s officials said.

All four people were attacked, but the  children got the brunt of it, a witness told Channel 2's Liz Artz.

Two children, ages 3 and 5, were taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston for gashes on their backs and legs. The 3-year-old also had a wound on the cheek. The children's father was also taken to a hospital. A witness said a neighbor who tried to help the victims was also bitten by the dogs.

A teen who lives at the home of the dogs eventually came out and pulled the dogs off the victims.

Police said the dogs' owners have not been charged with a crime. The owners offered to pay all medical expenses for the victims, police said.

Authorities said the dogs are quarantined at the Douglas County Animal Shelter, where they'll remain for 10 days. It's still unclear if they will be euthanized.

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