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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

A 3-year-old girl was viciously attacked by her uncle's two pit bulls on Clayton Road in Schenectady, New York, on Friday. As of Monday, the girl remained hospitalized due to her severe injuries.

Court documents showed the victim and her uncle resided at the Woodlawn neighborhood where the attack occurred, according to the Daily Gazette.

Local media shared photos of the girl showing some of the facial bruising and swelling. Identified as Charley Pierce, the child suffered injuries to her torso and leg area, according to city police spokesman Sgt. Matthew Dearing. Authorities said she has extensive muscle and nerve damage, in addition to black eyes, puncture wounds and lacerations on her scalp.

Authorities told local media that the girl's ear was partially ripped and had to be repaired. The injuries to the girl's leg are so severe that she might require more surgeries and skin grafts.

According to police, the child's uncle was facing eight charges - four for each dog. That includes state charges, and city ordinance violations for "dangerous" and "unlicensed dogs."

Schenectady Animal Hospital seized the two dogs and they were subjected to a 10-day quarantine each. Their future, however, remains unclear.

Pit bull dogs are known to be ferocious and have been involved in several unprovoked attacks, some of which have also been fatal.

Late last month, an elderly woman was hospitalized after three pit bulls escaped from a mobile home and attacked her publicly in Brooksville, Florida. The dogs had viciously bitten the woman on both legs. The owner surrendered his dogs for euthanasia.