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Woman describes horror of watching bees attack dogs

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MESA, Ariz. -

A Mesa woman is horrified at what she saw in her backyard Thursday. Thousands of bees attacking her four beloved dogs.

She tried to step in and save them, but the bees were just too aggressive.

Christiane Giovanetti tried to use a hose to scare the bees away, but just ended up getting stung several times herself.

The way she describes what happened is just awful.

"I started hearing a really loud thud against the window against the side of the wall," says Christiane.

Christiane Giovanetti looked out her window.

"I've never seen so many bees in my lie, thousands and thousands of bees."

That thud she heard was Jack, Dirk, Buttercup, and And Bella trying to get away.

"Then I saw my dogs running around throwing themselves at the window, they were digging as fast as they could to try and get away from them, they were rolling, they were biting anything they could do to get away from these bees."

"I watched the swarm just cover them more and more and more. Watching this happen and not being able to do anything and that feeling of complete helplessness. It's terrible."

She called 911 but says she was told because no humans had been stung, dispatchers couldn't help. She called a beekeeper who helped rescue her dogs.

Three of them, though their faces are swollen, are now recovering at home -- but sadly one didn't make it.

"Bella, our dog who had gotten stung the worst, she was... the one who I watched and she eventually gave up, she just lied down and gave up."

Her husband had rescued Bella when she was a puppy.

"He went to great lengths to save that dog, so that was his baby," says Christiane.

It turns out the bees had come from an abandoned home behind theirs.

"Whatever attracted these bees, it is a terrifying thought to think what could've happened to my kids."

Christiane says 911 dispatchers eventually sent paramedics to her home after she called a second time and told them she'd been stung.

As for her 3 dogs, though they seem to be doing much better. It'll be several days before they're considered out of the woods.

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