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A vicious pit bull attack left a metro family terrified Thursday night.

They called us, frustrated, because they say animal control refused to show up and help.

It was so bad they had to call police to get the situation under control.

Thanks to Oklahoma City police those dogs are back with their owners, but that’s not much comfort to families in the neighborhood who are still worried those vicious attacks will continue.

Two aggressive, vicious dogs, including a pit bull, headed straight for Shannon Richardson’s home near May and Grand.

“I was out front with my girls, and all of a sudden I heard my dog start barking, my husband start yelling,” Richardson said.

The dogs tore at the screen door.

They were barking and growling, rattling Shannon’s two little girls and herself.

“I called animal control. They told me they didn’t have any officers on right now, they couldn’t do anything,” Richardson said.

She’s seen those two dogs attack other animals in the neighborhood, so as they ate away at her screen door, she called 9-1-1.

Shannon tells us this is just the latest violent episode with these dogs.

“A month ago now, my neighbor three houses over had her cat gutted and killed in her front yard, and then last week it happened again by the same dogs,” Richardson said.

We stopped by the dog owners’ house Friday, but they weren’t home, and it appeared the dogs were loose again.

“The fact that animal control never showed up, never called, never did anything…  by this morning, it’s just downright irritating,” Richardson said.

Animal control didn’t tell us much when we called Friday, other than their office is closed after 6:00p.m.

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