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Loose dogs injures woman, kills small dog

Reported by: Kelsey Thomas
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Updated: 6/28 7:24 am

LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- A vicious attack by two German Shepherds in Red Rock Country Club injured a woman and killed her little dog. 

The large dogs weren't wearing leashes and their owner was nowhere in sight.

Maria Santos said she was walking down the street with her three dogs Saturday when two German Shepherds ran out of a home and one of the dogs attacked Trixie, her 11-year-old Yorkie.

Santos says the German Shepherds knocked her to the ground.

She hit the cement so hard a filling came out of her mouth.

Santos was able to save her Yorkie, named Coco, and her miniature pinscher, Hula.

But one of the German Shepherds pounced on her other Yorkie, Trixie.

She says the dog started violently shaking the tiny pup in front of her.

"I think she thought they were going to play because she's such a friendly sweet little dog and he grabbed her by the neck here and just started shaking her,” Santos said.” I was able to get my other two dogs, in my control. I tried to pick them both up and the other one was just circling around us, I felt like fish in a barrel.”

Santos said someone inside the home from which the dogs came out yelled out a command. The German Shepherds ran home, but by then it was too late.

“I yelled a command, I said drop it. I said release. I said stop and he wouldn't follow anything I was saying and then I just started screaming at the top of my head, help me! Help me! Help me!," Santos said. "There are about 10 houses around that little park area around the cul-de-sac on that island and no one came out to help.”

Trixie later died at the animal hospital.

Santos says the owners were fined $50 by Red Rock Country Club.

County Animal control say they’re investigating the incident. It’s unclear if the owner of the dogs will face any charges.

In these kinds of situations, the owner could be cited and the dog could be impounded or put down.

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