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Leg amputation on woman after dog attack

  • Lola Álvarez was returning from mass last Sunday when the dogs set on her in a lane

An 82-year-old woman is in a critical condition and has had both her legs amputated following a ferocious attack by two dogs belonging to a neighbour in a rural district of Galicia, north-western Spain.

Lola Álvarez was returning from mass last Sunday when the dogs set on her in a lane. Despite attempts by family members to stop the attack, by the time the dogs were beaten off, Lola was seriously injured.

The two dogs, one a French Mastiff and the other a Boxer-French Mastiff cross, are currently in an animal shelter awaiting a decision on their fate.