Two-Dozen Dogs Seized After 2 Texas Women Mauled

BROWNSVILLE (January 25, 2013)—Brownsville authorities in seized more than 25 dogs from a small home Thursday after a number of them turned on their owners while being fed and returned Friday to confiscate more.

Neighbors and others came to the aid of two women who were mauled Thursday at their Brownsville home.

Josefina Ledezma, 63, and Estela Regalado, 51, were both bitten repeatedly.

They were taken to a hospital for treatment. A

city ordinance prohibits residents from owning more than three dogs and none of the dogs seized had vaccination tags or collars.

Twenty-six were taken from the home Thursday and officers returned Friday to confiscate more.

Public Health Director Art Rodriguez says the mixed-breed dogs will be quarantined for 10 days at an animal shelter to watch for signs of disease.

He said any animal that appears vicious will be euthanized.


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