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Wapato man mauled by five dogs

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Wapato, WA -  A Wapato man is being treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after he getting attacked by five dogs this afternoon.

There's still no official word on his condition.

While 55-year-old Lou Yallup was walking along Knight Road in Wapato, the dogs escaped from a neighbor's yard and attacked him.

A man driving by saw the attack and used his shotgun to scare the dogs away.

Yallup's uncle says this isn't the first time the dogs have done something like this.

"They got out somehow and they attacked me," says William McKay, Yallup's uncle, "I'm not going to sue that person.  He's been a friend and a friend of my friend Gale."

Mckay says his attack happened a couple years ago.

The four dogs include a sheppard mix and a pit bill. 

They have been taken to the human society for now.

The neighbor will be facing charges.