Texas infant dies after being attacked by three dogs, police say

The 1-year-old child was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at a hospital in Dallas

Police lights. (KPRC/File)

DUNCANVILLE, Texas – A 1-year-old child is dead after being attacked by three Sheppard mixed dogs, according to Duncanville police.

When officers arrived at a home around 10:40 a.m. Monday, they tried to save the child’s life before he was transported to Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, police said.

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Authorities said the child was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Duncanville police said there were four children at the home, but only one was attacked by the dogs.

The three dogs were identified as Sheppard mixes, according to Duncanville Animal Control. They all weighed between 80 and 100 pounds.

Duncanville Animal Control took away the three dogs and put them into quarantine pending surrender by their owner, police said.

If the owner does not surrender the dogs, Duncanville police will file a court order to have the animals declared as dangerous dogs.

Dog maulings have also been a constant issue throughout the San Antonio area.

Towards the end of December, the City of San Antonio’s Animal Care Services released a map to show areas where dangerous dogs reside.

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