PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Neighbors living in a central Phoenix community say a pit bull is terrorizing their pets.

Maricopa County Animal Control says the pit bull is now in quarantine after it bit a person on Saturday.

[WATCH: Phoenix residents says pit bull has been terrorizing their neighborhood]

Rich Bauer said the pit bull attacked his dog in his backyard when it bit through his fence. "It’s wreaking havoc all over the whole neighborhood," said Bauer. He wants the pit bull kicked out of the neighborhood near Central Avenue and Camelback Road for good.

"Within one week, it bit my dog in the head through the fence over here and tried to pull him through," said Bauer. "It ripped the leg off a cat the next day, and within the same week, it broke out the front door and killed a dog while the woman was walking it on the leash, a wiener dog."

The dachshund's owner showed Arizona's Family bruises and bite marks on her arm. "It ripped her dog in half, literally, not figuratively, and bit her in the hand when she was trying to break it up," said Bauer.

Animal Control said it cited the man in charge of the pit bull for letting it run loose. No one answered the door at the pit bull's home Tuesday. Arizona's Family did speak to the mother of the man who lives there. She claimed her son does not own the dog.

"We’re all walking on eggshells around this dog," said Bauer. Animal Control said the pit bull would be out of quarantine next Tuesday.

 

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