A woman was recovering after she was attacked by four pit bulls while walking her roommate’s dog in Calgary, Canada, on Friday night.

Marissa Gautreau was walking the golden retriever named Copper, when she and the dog were attacked by the pit bulls. Police arrived at the scene and used their vehicles to safely take the attacking dogs back to their owner's property.

Recalling the incident, Gautreau said, “The next thing you know I’m kind of starfishing our dog on the ground while the four pit bulls are biting us from every angle.”

“A car pulls up. Two people get out and they start beating on the dogs with two lacrosse sticks and dogs just don’t give up, and then another guy stops and he’s kicking the dogs, and then finally the dogs just gave up and I was sitting here on my front lawn just bleeding everywhere,” she added.

Police said while the woman suffered minor injuries, the dog was rushed to a nearby vet where the animal got stitches and staples.

Gautreau’s roommate Danielle Lewis said the pit bulls were “still running wild” when police arrived at the scene. The owner of the dogs was also not around.

“We were lucky the police came as quick as they did and it could have been a lot worse than what it was,” Lewis said, adding that she felt unsafe as it is a “very populated area.”

“There are always people walking their dogs through these streets so it’s just a matter of time before something like this happens again,” she said.

“I know there’s a stigma around pit bulls. That’s why we hate to generalize the breed of dog itself because I truly do think that these dogs are living in very poor living conditions and they aren’t taken care of properly and, unfortunately, this is just what you see when that happens,” Lewis continued.

Meanwhile, police said the owner of the pit bulls was facing multiple fines.

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