FULLERTON, Md. - Fullerton residents say three separate dog attacks happened within three days.
"I was told once they smell my blood, they would've continued to attack me," said Barbara Kronner, who was bit on her arm and ankle by a "pack" of three dogs.
The dog lover says she was taking out the garbage on Sunday evening when three dogs cornered Isabelle, her two-year-old rescue pup.
"It's a miracle that she wasn't ripped apart," she said. "The way the bite was, it seemed like she was being ripped apart."
Kronner says her number one concern was Isabelle's safety.
"They had her by the neck. I thought they were going to kill her," she said. "They dragged Isabelle... I guess from the garage down to the driveway."
Two days earlier, and several blocks away on Lyndale Avenue, Carolyn Chapman watched a nightmare unfold on her back porch.
"Pokey was caught between two pit bulls," Chapman said. "They had him by the throat. They were tearing apart his throat."
By the time Chapman made it to the back door, she says the attackers had already killed 10-year-old Pokey. Now, she's left with memories and old routines -- simple things like splitting a slice of cheese between her two pups every evening.
"Without thinking, I go and I fold it, and I just as much start tearing it; I'm automatically doing it, ready to give it to the two dogs. And that's when I broke down crying again," she said. "It's just those habits. Those little things are going to hit me."
Just around the corner, on Brookwood Avenue, there was another close call involving two dogs on Sunday afternoon.
"We were out here together and all of a sudden those brown dogs, these pitbulls, come over on my ground and grabbed a hold of her and knocked her down," John Tumminello said. "The black one came over and I had the big, long shears and I hit the brown one with the shears."
A convenient weapon to save Sunshine, a 2-year-old rescue dog, from a brutal attack.
Kronner says she knows the three dogs that attacked her and Isabelle, and does not want to see them put down. In all three cases, the owners say they don't want to see any dogs get hurt.
Neighbors say police responded to all three cases, officials could not confirm if the attacks are related.
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