Group of dogs attack Kyle woman and her dog

The City of Kyle released the following press release to FOX 7. 

FOX 7 will have a full report later today.

Kyle Police Respond to Dog Attack

KYLE, TX – A Kyle woman and her dog were injured yesterday morning when they were attacked by a group of dogs.

Kyle officers responded to a report of a dog bite/attack at around 6 a.m. on June 11, 2015. After arriving at the scene the officers learned that four pit-bull mix dogs had attacked the adult female and her dog during their morning walk.

The woman was transported by ambulance to an Austin area hospital for treatment. The victim's dog was taken to an Austin area veterinarian where it unfortunately died during surgery for its injuries.

It is believed that the attacking dogs escaped from their fenced back yard earlier that morning.

"This is obviously a very tragic incident for our community," said Jeff Barnett, Kyle Police Chief. "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. 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."

The owner of the pit-bull mix dogs voluntarily surrendered them to the City's Animal Control Officer and they were subsequently euthanized and sent for rabies testing."Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the people adversely affected by this incident," said Barnett. "We rarely see a dog attack of this nature in our community and that's a testament to care and attention our residents give to their pets."

The dog owner has been cited for failure to provide proof of vaccinations and additional charges are possible pending the outcome of the investigation.

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