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Waco real estate agent lucky to be alive after being attacked by dogs while showing home

Posted: 11:09 AM, Dec 31, 2019
Updated: 2020-01-02 17:22:54-05

WACO, TX — WARNING GRAPHC IMAGES

A Waco real estate agent is recovering after being viciously attacked by dogs while showing a home on Sunday.

The agent was showing a home on Hillcrest Dr. when she brought her clients to the home's exterior garage.

She lifted the garage door open about 3 feet up when two dogs ran out and began to attack her.

One dog in particular attacked her left thigh and left forearm. The dog also attacked her face, her laywer said.

The couple that was looking at the home with her was in their 60s. The man rushed to her aid, and the dog attacked him. He lost almost his entire ear in the incident.

Neighbors heard the screams and rushed to help.

The real estate agent was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. Doctors said the dog bites had gone completely through her thigh. If the dog would have bit in the wrong area, it would have hit a vital artery and killed her, her lawyer told us.

She also lost a lot of blood in the attack. She was released from the hospital and is in recovery. She will require skin grafts in the near future.

There were no signs warning of dogs in the home, the real estate agent's lawyer said. However, the owner of the home said that she had told her listing agent that the dogs were in the garage.

The owner released this statement:

First off I would like to express my deepest apology and prayers to the victims of this terrible accident. As a dog owner, it is always our responsibility to take precaution and ensure everybody’s safety is not at risk, which is why my dogs were in a confined space only during the time of scheduled showings. This house has been up for sale for months and I have always notified my listing agent about dogs on the property and asked to have time set aside for anyone wanting to view the garage or pictures will be sent.



People who are involved in this matter or know the details, know that this was an incident of miscommunication between realtors that resulted in this horrendous accident. this matter is very serious and real to us, we feel guilt and sadness for the victims and we pray for a speedy recovery everyday. We take responsibly for our dogs actions and are cooperating with everyone involved. We do not intend to place blame on anybody involved.

The lawyer said that he has gone through his client's text messages, and there are no messages between her and the listing agent saying there were dogs on the property.

The house had been on the market since October with no issues.

Animal control currently has possession of the dogs.

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