Woman says she was attacked by dogs on her property

A Rocky Point woman says she and her dogs were attacked by pit bulls while on her own property.

News 12 reached out to the dogs' owner, Peter Connelly, via phone. He apologized but declined to further comment.

News 12 reached out to the dogs' owner, Peter Connelly, via phone. He apologized but declined to further comment. (8/12/16)

ROCKY POINT - A Rocky Point woman says she and her dogs were attacked by pit bulls while on her own property.

Suffolk police say Corey Doherty was in her backyard when, all of a sudden, a trio of pit bulls showed up. 

"Charged down as a pack, jumped over the fence and went after my dogs," Doherty says. "They attacked the one and was ripping his insides apart."

Doherty, who is 16 weeks pregnant, adds that she tried to fight off the attacking dogs. She was able to save two of her beloved Chihuahuas, but 10-year-old siblings Bentley and Remy were killed. Her 1-year-old was inside the house at the time.

Brookhaven Animal Control confirms the three pit bulls that attacked Doherty are the same ones that mauled a dog in Rocky Point last week. Brookhaven officials say after the first attack, Suffolk police released the dogs to their owner before the town's animal control unit could arrive. The pit bulls are now in the town's possession.

News 12 reached out to the dogs' owner, Peter Connelly, via phone. He apologized but declined to further comment.

Meanwhile, Doherty and her husband, Thomas, along with other neighbors, say Connelly has other pit bulls inside the home, which cannot be allowed.

The Dohertys say they cannot return to their home as it is too emotional and difficult to do so.

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