Dogs kill woman serving court papers at Texas home

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Texas authorities say a woman who went to a home to serve court papers was killed when several loose dogs attacked her.

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office said the victim was Erin McClesky, a 36-year-old process server from Austin who was serving civil papers, Fox 7 reported Thursday.

Deputies said a caretaker for the dogs found McClesky’s body Wednesday night, several hours after she had gone to a home in Northeast Travis County.

“There was no one at the house expect for the dogs when she entered the property,” sheriff’s office spokesman Roger Wade told the station.

Wade told the Austin American-Statesman the dogs' owner probably won’t be charged. “If the homeowner’s not there and doesn’t sic the dogs on them, I don’t know what charges would be filed,” he told the paper.

The paper reported that phone numbers listed for the owners of the property were disconnected and they could not be reached for comment.

Deputies said they seized six dogs that appear to be Lab/Great Pyrenees and husky/Australian cattle dog mixes. They also found 14 puppies who weren’t seized.

The Austin Animal Center is checking the seized dogs for rabies.

When the dogs are released from quarantine in 10 days, a Travis County judge will decide their fate, Fox 7 reported.

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