LAUDERHILL (CBSMiami) – A woman was rushed to the hospital Monday after she was attacked by three dogs in Lauderhill.READ MORE: Coral Springs Police: 3 Separate Crime Scenes Tied To One Suspect
Police said the attack happened in the 4100 block of NW 21st Street.
A Lauderhill police spokesperson says the officer who responded to the scene saw one dog attacking the woman.
“The officer opened the door and from the threshold of the door saw the attack happening right there in the living room area and again they tried pepper spray to stop the dog,” said Lauderhill Police Department Maj. Rick Rocco. “At that point, the dog attack was vicious enough the officer decided she had to utilize her firearm.”
There were three dogs in total in the house, but it’s unknown if the other dogs also took part in the attack.READ MORE: Brightline Celebrates 3 Years Of Service As It Nears Orlando Extension Completion
The woman was visiting her nephew from the Carolinas and brought her dogs with her.
Police are not sure what kind of breed, although they say they have pit bull features.
Authorities said the woman suffered severe injuries to her arms.
Lauderhill Fire Rescue rushed her to the Broward Health Medical Center in critical condition.MORE NEWS: Ronald Acuña's 1st Game In Miami Since Knee Injury, Leads Braves Past Marlins 5-3
The woman’s identity has not been released.