HEMET, Calif. -

Riverside County authorities say two men are recovering after being attacked by a pair of roaming dogs.

The separate attacks occurred late Monday in unincorporated Hemet.

Animal Services spokesman John Welsh says one man was at first able to scare the pit bulls away, but when he went to look for the dogs' owner, the animals ran back and charged him.

The victim was hospitalized with bites to his face, on his sides and on his ankle.

A second man was bitten in the buttocks earlier in the day. He suffered minor injuries.

The pit bulls are being held under quarantine because they do not have current rabies certificates.

Welsh says the dogs' owner plans to surrender the animals to be euthanized.