This sounds crazy! A Houston woman is fighting to recover from a heart attack and numerous dog bites she suffered after being mauled by a pack of strays on Monday.
Via NYDailyNews reports:
A pack of wild dogs mauled a Houston woman on her way to work Monday morning, leaving her in critical condition.
Maria Arcos, 52, was walking under an overpass when the pack of at least 15 strays ramped up their bloodcurdling barks into bitter bites.
“It’s a pack mentality. That can happen when there’s an aggressive act by one and it continues,” City of Houston Animal Control Manager Chris Glaser told local station KHOU.
The canines tackled Arcos, tore her clothes off, bit all over her body and dragged the frightened Texan up and down the street.
“[They bit] her arms, her legs, her neck — they cover her,” her stepson Oscar Reyes said. “They was eating her. The dogs was eating her to the bone.”
A railroad employee witnessed the brutal attack and called for help. Arcos was rushed to the hospital.
Medical staff explained to Arcos’ relatives, who were seated at her bedside, that the stress of the confrontation caused Arcos to have a heart attack. Now she is fighting for her life. The severe wounds cut deep and cover her body.
“Supposedly in 48 hours, if she doesn’t get better, she’s not going to make it,” Reyes said.
The pack of dogs was later found living under a nearby funeral home. Police managed to lure five out into a trap. Two appear to be only 4 months old.
Officers intend to stop by the morgue about five times a day to check the trap, according to KHOU.
The dogs, Glaser said, will likely be euthanized and tested for rabies.
Our prayers are with that poor woman and her family. Please God, don’t let her die.