A woman and her pet dog were attacked by three pit bulls in Marlborough, Massachusetts, on Saturday. According to a local report, the pit bulls broke through an open window at a home and attacked the woman and her dog.

The woman was walking her German shepherd on Berlin Road when the incident took place. Neighbors told local media that the woman regularly walked her dog in the same area.

“She got attacked from three pit bulls,” neighbor Allan White said. “She really took a beating from that animal.” White added that another neighbor stepped in to stop the attack.

“If it wasn’t for that man up there, he’s the hero, he’s the one that really pulled the animal off,” White said.

According to Marlboro Police, the woman suffered a broken finger and other non-life threatening injuries. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was treated for the injuries. Her dog was taken to Tufts animal hospital.

Authorities said no charges were filed as of Monday morning. The fate of the dogs remains unclear as animal control was still deciding on it. As a precaution, the dogs were placed on quarantine.

White said that "these dogs don’t belong in a neighborhood like this,” as they are dangerous.

Pit bulls are a ferocious breed of dogs and often are involved in unprovoked attacks. Last week, a 7-year-old girl was mauled by two pit bulls while she was playing outside her home in Cleveland County in North Carolina. Local media reported that the girl was rushed to a children's hospital. Cleveland County officials said an investigation was underway into the incident.

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A pit bull in the menacing dogs area of the Henderson Animal Shelter in Auckland, New Zealand, July 27, 2016. Fiona Goodall/Getty Images