Two dogs, being held in quarantine at a veterinary hospital in Irving, Texas, fatally injured their owner who came to visit them on Saturday morning. The dogs were being held at the O’Connor Animal Hospital because they had escaped from home and bitten someone earlier in the week.
The mauling victim has been identified as 33-year-old Johana Natalie Villafane, the dogs’ owner. The veterinary staff informed the authorities that the dogs attacked Villafane while she walked them in an enclosed area behind the veterinary building, reports NBC DFW.
After the dog attack was noticed, the police were alerted – but the dogs would not allow anyone near the woman and the authorities were forced to shoot them.
Villafane was transported to Parkland Hospital in Dallas where she died from her injuries.
(Stock image of dog via Pixabay)
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