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SD woman, 75, mauled by neighbor pit bulls

A pair of pit bulls mauled a 75-year-old woman inside her fenced yard as she went out for her morning newspaper in San Diego on Saturday, June 18, 2011.

June 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 75-year-old San Diego woman was mauled by two pit bulls inside her fenced yard while getting her morning newspaper.

Authorities said Emako Mendoza was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital in serious condition following the attack Saturday in the Paradise Hills neighborhood.

She suffered injuries to her body, arms and legs.

The pit bulls, which belonged to a neighbor, got into the woman's yard through a hole in the fence.

Mendoza's husband, James Mendoza, said she may lose her leg and may lose an arm.

Police said animal control officers euthanized the dogs and are investigating the owner.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.