IRVING, Texas - Police officers shot and killed two dogs that attacked their owner at an Irving animal hospital Saturday morning. The victim later died from her injuries.
According to the Irving Police Department, the attack happened at about 11:45 a.m., at the O'Connor Animal Hospital.
Two pit bulls were being quarantined for a bite earlier this month, and their owner, 33-year-old Johana Villafane, came to play with the dogs.
Employees at the animal hospital realized they hadn't seen Villafane in a while, so they went to check on her.
When they went out back, they saw her bleeding on the ground and being attacked by the two dogs.
The employees called 911, and when officers got there, police say the two dogs were still attacking Villafane.
First responders were unable to get to her, so officers shot and killed the dogs.
Villafane was taken to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
"The dogs were involved in an incident earlier in the month in which they bit someone," said Irving PD Officer David Dickinson. "They were here at the animal hospital being quarantined per regulations. She was attended to the dogs, coming up to the dogs, and it's my understanding that she was walking the dogs when the event occurred."