Johana Villafane: Texas woman mauled to death by her two pit bull dogs at an animal shelter after the dogs earlier in the week biting another person.
A mother-of-two has been mauled to death by her pit bull dogs at a Texas animal shelter where they were being quarantined after biting another person.
Johana Villafane, 33, was attacked by her two dogs at the O’Connor Animal Hospital in Irving on Saturday morning.
The male and female pit bulls were being quarantined at the animal shelter so they could be tested for rabies after biting someone earlier in the week.
Villafane was feeding the dogs and walking them in an exercise area outside when they attacked her the dallasnews reported.
Staff at the animal shelter found Villafane lying on the ground severely injured.
She was identified as 33-year-old Johana Villafane of Irving. Police say the dogs had been in quarantine at the hospital after an incident earlier this month where they had apparently bit someone. The attack happened outside of the hospital in an… https://t.co/iAnTvwN4UY
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Johana Villafane had been allowed to visit her two dogs while in quarantine:
Shelter staff had tried to rescue Villafane but called police and paramedics when the dogs wouldn’t let anyone close to her.
Responding police were forced to fatally shoot the two dogs because of the canine’s ‘continued aggression’ preventing them from getting Villafane medical attention.
Villafane was rushed to nearby Parkland Memorial Hospital with severe injuries but she later died.
Police said the animal shelter had allowed Villafane to visit her two dogs while they were in quarantine.
The dogs had gotten loose earlier in the week and bitten someone else.
Detectives and the department’s animal services division is investigating Villafane’s death.