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Dog attack victim shares her story; woman was bitten more than 20 times

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Yvette Hernandez was bit more than 20 times by a pack of dogs. Yvette Hernandez was bit more than 20 times by a pack of dogs.
Hernandez is recovering from her wounds. Hernandez is recovering from her wounds.
The dogs will remain in quarantine for 10 days. The dogs will remain in quarantine for 10 days.
03/26/14, the scene of the attack 03/26/14, the scene of the attack
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A valley woman recovering after a viscous dog attack. She tried to break up a fight and at least five of the seven dogs involved came after her.

That 34-year-old woman said she was attacked twice by the dogs Wednesday. The dogs do not belong to her and she said she always knew they could be dangerous.

She never thought they would turn their aggression on her.

Wincing in pain, Yvette Hernandez showed the wound she received after being attacked by at least five dogs.

"There's 27 bites all over my body," said Hernandez.

The attack happened inside a west Phoenix home when Hernandez heard something coming from her roommate's room.

"I heard the dogs fighting and I was like that sounds pretty bad, really bad," she said.

She ran down the hall and found seven dogs fighting.

"I was like, oh my gosh they're attacking each other, so I tried to help her to get the dogs away from each other which was a bad idea because they attacked me, they bit me like three times that time."

Once they were all separated she walked into the kitchen where the dogs ran out and attacked her again.

"I was on the floor I tried to get up but I couldn't get up because I was getting bit so much my friend was on top of the kitchen counter and she was throwing me things to try and hit the dogs with but it didn't work,"

"It was the most, the worst pain I've ever been in my entire life I felt like they were literally eating me to death... I thought I was going to die," she said.

The seven dogs are now in quarantine at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control; they'll remain in quarantine for 10 days.

Hernandez says that this incident has shaken her.

"I don't like dogs anymore and when I think about it actually makes me want to cry," she said.

Hernandez was taken by ambulance to the hospital last night to be checked out.

As for the dogs, the owners said they want six of the seven dogs back. The dogs are not licensed, spayed or neutered nor do they have all their vaccines.

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