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Dozens of dogs taken from Texas home after owners mauled

Published On: Jan 30 2013 03:50:46 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 25 2013 02:27:55 PM CST


Authorities in South Texas seized more than 25 dogs from a small home after a number of them turned on their owners while being fed.
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, suffered multiple bites and taken to a hospital for treatment.

A city ordinance prohibits residents from owning more than three dogs. None of the animals 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 said 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.