HOUSTON -

Animal control officers removed two pit bulls from the backyard of a northeast Harris County home after the dogs attacked a neighbor's smaller dog. It happened in the 5200 block of Enchanted Timbers Drive Thursday afternoon.

According to the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office, a five-pound Yorkshire Terrier named Chuy slipped through its owner's legs and was then attacked by a neighbor's pit bulls. 

The smaller dog's owner told Local 2 her neighbor's dogs broke through a fence and were in her backyard. She said she initially called her dog inside, but he then went back outside. 

"I thought they had gone back in. I went to put the gate back up and when I did, the little dog ran back out and the other dogs attacked him, and I couldn't get him back in," said Pam Poole. 

The owner did what she could to stop the vicious attack, using a broom to keep the dogs off of Chuy. Animal control officers took the pit bulls from the yard.

According to the Precinct 4 Constable's Office, the owners of the pit bulls are not facing any charges. 

Chuy is expected to recover, but his vet bills are adding up, costing the family nearly $1,000 so far.  Poole's husband said the neighbors have offered to help pay for the veterinary care.

The pit bulls have been returned to their owner.