Thursday, June 11, 2015


Group of dogs attack woman, kill Schnauzer in Kyle

 UPDATE:  KYLE, Texas (KXAN) — A Kyle woman was injured and her dog died from its injuries after the two were attacked Thursday morning by a group of loose dogs, police said.
The woman was walking her dog about 6 a.m. in the 100 block of Cushman Drive when the dogs approached. The woman was taken to an Austin hospital for treatment. Kyle Police did not have an update on her condition. Her dog was taken to an Austin-area veterinarian where the animal died during surgery, police said.

Police believe four dogs, described as pit-bull mixes, escaped from their fenced back yard earlier that morning. The dogs’ owner voluntarily surrendered the animals to Animal Control, authorities said, and they were euthanized and sent for rabies testing. The dogs tested negative for rabies.
“We hope this serves as a reminder for pet owners to be sure that your yard is secure and proper measures are in place to be sure your pets cannot get out on their own,” Kyle Police Chief Jeff Barnett said in a statement. “It is always a good idea to have locks on gates and to make sure your pets have plenty of food, water and shade if they are kept outside.”
Authorities added the owner of the four dogs was cited for failure to provide proof of vaccinations. Additional charges are possible pending the outcome of the investigation.


A Kyle woman suffered potentially life threatening injuries Thursday after what are believed to be 4 PIT BULL MIX BREED DOGS attacked her and her dog in the Waterleaf Subdivision.
The incident happened at around 6 a.m Thursday in the 100 block of Cushman Drive in Kyle. 
According to a Kyle police report, the woman, who has not yet been identified, was walking her dog when the four pit bull breed mix dogs attacked them.
A nearby resident heard the woman call for help during the attack and called police.
It is unknown at this time who or what stopped the dogs from attacking the woman. Kyle Police officers and EMS arrived on scene, with EMS rushing the woman to the hospital. 
The woman suffered injuries to her head and neck area, along with her arms. She was rushed to University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin where she underwent immediate surgery. The condition of the woman is unknown at this time.
The woman’s dog was rushed to a veterinary clinic in Austin with its condition unknown.
Authorities believe the dogs forced a gate open and escaped from the backyard of a home in the 100 block of Cushman. Kyle Police Chief Jeff Barnett said Kyle Animal Control has responded in the past to the home for dogs on the loose.
The owner of the four dogs voluntarily surrendered them to a Kyle Animal Control officer. That person was cited for four counts of not showing proof of rabies vaccination.
The dogs were transported to the San Marcos Animal Shelter where they were euthanized. Their bodies were taken to the Austin State Rabies Lab for testing.
“Our Animal Control is continuing to investigate the matter,” Barnett said. “Additional charges for the owner of the four dogs are possible pending the outcome of the investigation.” 

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