LAYTON, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The two dogs behind a brutal attack Monday in Layton have now been euthanized. The owners are now facing criminal charges.
ABC 4 Utah is told they were so shocked and disheartened by what had happened it was actually their decision to end the dogs' lives.
The two dogs blamed for a vicious attack in Layton were put down on Tuesday.
"This is a horrible situation for all parties involved," said Clint Thacker, Davis County Animal Control Director.
Clint Thacker of Davis County Animal Control said after the owners discovered their pit bulls mauled a woman walking her dog near 14th North and 14th West they decided it would be best to just euthanize the animals.
"I've spoken to the owners of the suspect dogs and they're both blindsided, totally surprised of their aggression these animals have shown," said Thacker.
Darlene Moroncini told Reporter Brian Carlson she saw that aggression first hand.
"I tried to grab on the mouth at first and I kind of did manage to pull him off of her a little bit, but then my boyfriend was the one that grabbed him," said Darlene Moroncini, witness.
Wednesday Carlson had arranged to talk to woman attacked, but when ABC 4 Utah cameras arrived she felt too traumatized to speak about it. For the owners of the dogs, that trauma is now turning into misdemeanor charges.
"We're looking at - running at large two counts, two counts of no license, and two counts of rabies," said Thacker.
Animal control tells Carlson there might be additional charges coming that relate to the actual attack the dogs made, but right now that's not been decided yet.
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