By David Highfield

ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Two pit bulls have been quarantined after police say they attacked a man walking his pet Chihuahua.

Tony Laspada says it happened as he walked 3-year-old Gidget Tuesday morning in Ross.

“I turned around just to see two pit bulls lunging at us,” said Laspada. “No warning.”

Gidget, which he says was on a leash, was mauled.

“Her skin was just hanging off her right side,” said Laspada.

The dog had two crushed ribs and a kidney damaged so badly it had to be removed.

After emergency surgery, a veterinarian is giving the dog a 60/40 chance of survival.

Laspada also needed medical attention for bites to his one hand, the thumb on his other hand and his nose.

Police tell KDKA it’s believed the dogs, one a pit bull and the other a pit bull mix, jumped a fence.

There was no answer at the door or on the phone at the home where Laspada says the dogs came from.

It’s unclear if the dogs’ owner will be cited.

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