The owners of three pit bulls that attacked two sisters said they are considering legal action against police.
The family pets turned on the women Friday afternoon biting and chasing them until police were called.
A man, his 22-year-old wife, her 17-year-old sister and the sister's infant were all living in the same Royal Oak home.
The 22-year-old woman said the dogs became unruly when her sister tripped over one of them. The dog's behavior then and the animals began to attack the sisters.
The man was not home at the time.
The 22-year-old grabbed the infant, ran to a neighbor's house and called 911. The 17-year-old locked herself in a bedroom.
Below is an excerpt of the emergency call.
The 17-year-old caller: "I was just attacked by dogs and so was my sister. A pit bull.
911 operator: "Do you need an ambulance?
17-year-old caller: "Yes.
911 operator: "Where are the dogs?
17-year-old caller: "The house. They're in the house!
Police arrived minutes later and safely removed the young mother from the house.
"They were able to get the 17-year-old out of a window. They went in to snare the other two dogs but they were too vicious they had to be put down in the home," said Lt. Corrigan O'Donahue.
Officers used a Taser on the other dog, who is being housed at the Oakland County Animal Control Office.
Local 4 spoke with a neighbor who did not want to be identified. The woman said she was leery of the dogs for some time. "They were walking them and they would growl. And I would tell them they had to have them on a leash or I'll call animal control."
The sisters were treated at an area hospital. Police said their injuries are serious but not life-threatening
. The infant was not hurt.
The 22-year-old woman and her husband said police used excessive force against the dogs
and that they are consulting an attorney and animal rights activists.