The dangers of dogs and their bites

By WEEK Producer

May 5, 2014 Updated May 6, 2014 at 1:22 AM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- As the weather gets nicer, more kids and adults are outside playing, riding bikes and walking.

Experts with Peoria County Animal Control explain there are more dog bites during the spring and summer.

One local mother is grieving after their family dogs attacked and killed her four year old daughter just a few months ago.

She changed her mind about the dogs her family once loved and adored.

"They were walked all the time, kids would come up and play with them which completely freaks me out now," said the victim's mother Roxanne Hartrich. "Going backwards I think about the times they were out or the time that he snuck out of the yard and he was just roaming the neighborhood, I have nightmares."

Roxanne Hartrich is now telling her story, hoping another family never has to live through the pain she feels everyday.

Her story Tuesday at 10, in a special report on Dangerous Dogs.