Vicious Animal Call Follow-Up
Posted on 04/16/2024
Vicious Animal Call Follow-Up

Duncanville, TX – At approximately 10:40 AM on April 15, 2024, the Duncanville Police Department responded to a residence in the 1500 block of Lime Leaf Lane regarding a small child who had been attacked by a dog.

Duncanville Police officers and paramedics arrived on scene and immediately began performing life-saving measures on an unconscious male child, approximately one year of age. The owner of the dogs sustained injuries while attempting to intervene and stop the attack that occurred inside the residence.

There were four children on the premises at the time of the incident. Only one child, who was not a resident of the household, was attacked.

Due to the severity of the injuries, Duncanville police officers provided an emergency escort while the child was being transported to Children’s Medical Center in Dallas by Duncanville Medics. Unfortunately, the child was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving at the hospital.

The homeowner owned four dogs. Three dogs were involved in the incident, one a male weighing approximately 100 lbs. and two females weighing approximately 80 lbs. each. Duncanville Animal Control has identified the three dogs as Sheppard mixes.

Duncanville Animal Control responded to the scene and took possession of the dogs. The three dogs are now in quarantine pending surrender by the owner. If the owner does not surrender the dogs, the Duncanville Police Department will file with the court to have the animals declared Dangerous Dogs. The dogs will remain in quarantine pending the owner’s or a court’s final decision.

Out of respect for the family in their grieving process, we will not release anything regarding charges pending consultation with the family.


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