A MUM and her grown up daughter have been mauled to death by their own pet dogs in Spain in an attack that has rocked the local community.
The bodies of the two women were found by their husbands after the gruesome attack by two French (Bordeaux) mastiffs left them with multiple bite wounds that proved fatal.
The mother, aged 57, was covered in multiple bites that shocked paramedics attending, while the daughter, aged 41, is said to have suffered a severe neck injury.
Neighbours in the residential area of Balcon del Tajo in Colmenar de Oreja near Madrid said they could not understand why the animals – a breed not known as being particularly dangerous – should turn on the two women, who had brought them up from pups.
Four other dogs on the premises at the time are not thought to have joined in the attack. On discovering the bodies the women’s husbands locked the dogs away before calling emergency services, who could only confirm the death of the victims on Wednesday afternoon.
The dogs have been taken to a Madrid animal shelter while investigations continue. These were the fourth and fifth deaths due to dog attack in Spain this year.