Dog kills newly born twin babies after mother leaves room to talk to neighbour

Dog kills newly born twin babies after mother leaves room to talk to neighbour

A family dog is being reported to have mauled newborn twin sisters to death by a family dog after their 29-year-old mother, Elaine Novais briefly left the room to talk to a neighbour.

Elaine, a council worker who had struggled to conceive for nine years, left her 26-day-old premature babies at their home in Piripá, in the northeastern state of Bahia, Brazil, last Tuesday, June 23.

She had not been gone for long when she heard the girls Anne and Analú crying. She rushed back to their bedroom but it was too late.

The Labrador and American foxhound crossbreed had brutally attacked the girls. Mrs Novais pulled the jealous dog away from the twins, but it had already inflicted fatal damage on their abdomens.

READ ALSO:  Blame security chiefs not Buhari for banditry - Governor Masari

A nurse who lived nearby performed first aid on the twins. One died instantly from her injuries and the other later died at Maria Pedreira Barbosa Municipal Hospital after going into cardiac arrest.

Mrs Novais collapsed from shock after the death of her babies and she had to be sedated at the hospital. Mrs Novais and her husband Regis, 32, had struggled for nine years to have children.

The dog, described as “docile”, is believed to have become jealous after not receiving as much attention since the birth of the babies.

READ ALSO:  Pope offers special prayers over violence, killings in northern Nigeria

A family member claimed the dog “was left out in a way, and it no longer had the attention and affection of its owners provided before”, reports The Sun.

They added: ‘That could have caused some kind of jealousy and led the dog to attack the children.”

Anne and Analú died one day before their due date, having arrived a month early via cesarean section.

READ ALSO:  Blame security chiefs not Buhari for banditry - Governor Masari

Police are investigating the deaths, but are yet to take testimonies from the devastated parents.

COMMENTS

0