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Mesa woman hurt while breaking up dog fight

MESA, Ariz. -- Authorities say a Mesa woman has been severely injured after trying to stop her two dogs from fighting.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said the woman was trying to break up a fight between her pit bull and Rottweiler Friday night when one of them bit her in the left forearm.

According to the Rural/Metro Fire Department, the woman had to be taken by helicopter to a Scottsdale hospital for serious bites in her left wrist and forearm.

Her injuries are non-life-threatening.

Authorities said the dogs are being contained at the owner's home with her approval.

They are not identifying the woman.

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