Mother and son, 3, attacked by pit bull terriers in Vallejo

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A 47-year-old mother and her 3-year-old son were hospitalized Friday after being attacked by dogs in their care.

Officers with the Vallejo Police Department responded Friday at 5:32 p.m. to a home in the 500 block of Locust Drive. Responding officers found mother and son in the back yard being attacked by the dogs.

The officers were able to separate the dogs from the family by using pepper spray and physical force.

The three dogs, one male and two females, identified as pit bull terriers, each weighed approximately 40 to 50 pounds, police said.

The mother and her child suffered major injuries and were transported to the hospital, police said.

Officers were able to contain the dogs until Solano County Animal Control took custody of the animals.

Police told the East Bay Times that the primary owner of the dogs was still being sought.

Police say dogs belong to another family member who recently moved into the home. 

A man at the house told KTVU that the victims are his wife’s mother and wife’s brother.