4 dogs euthanized after North Texas toddler mauled

Toddler mauled

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Four dogs seized after Monday's attack on a Tarrant County toddler were euthanized on Tuesday.

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Associated Press

Posted on February 1, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 1 at 2:00 PM

FORT WORTH (AP) — Authorities say four dogs blamed for mauling a North Texas toddler have been euthanized.

Fort Worth Animal Control officials said Tuesday that the dogs will be tested for rabies over the attack on the 18-month-old boy. Cook Children's Medical Center on Wednesday declined to release details on the boy's condition.

Tarranty County officials believe the boy was attacked Monday, by dogs kept by his grandparents at their home near Lakeside, when he crawled through a doggie door and into the yard.

The grandmother, shortly after the mauling, was arrested during a scuffle with a neighbor who had complained about the dogs. Lena Grace Brown has been charged with assault and bodily injury. She's free on $2,500 bond.

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