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Jealous’ family dog mauls newborn babies to death in Brazil

Jealous’ family dog mauls newborn babies to death in Brazil

Anne and Analú, were just 26 days old during when they were fatally mauled by the family dog.

Two newborn twin sisters in Brazil were mauled to death by their family dog in what relatives described as a possible act of “jealously,” in line with a report Thursday.


Elaine Novais had left her prematurely born one-month-old babies, Anne and Analú, alone briefly while she talked to a neighbor at her home in Piripá on June 23 when the Labrador-Foxhound mix struck, in line with The Sun.

Novais, 29, heard the infants crying in a bedroom and dragged the canine far from them but the animal had already critically injured both of their abdomens, according to the outlet, which cited a police report.

A neighbor, who worked as a nursing assistant, rushed to assist the twins and that they were taken to Maria Pedreira Barbosa Municipal Hospital, where they were pronounced dead, according to the report. Novais collapsed with shock and grief after hearing they'd perished.

“This has devastated the parents,” neighbor Maria de Jesus said, in line with the outlet. “I pray that they don’t fall under a depression but it'll be difficult because the youngsters were beautiful, really loved and desperately wanted.”

The dog had lived with Novais and her husband, Regis, for five years and was usually gentle but may have felt “left out” after the twins were born, an unnamed family member said.

“We think that with the arrival of the twins, the animal not had the attention and affection of its owners that it had been wont to ,” an unnamed family member said, according to the outlet.

“This may have caused some quite jealousy and led what was normally a docile animal to attack the youngsters .”


One of the babies died instantly from the injuries while the other was gravely injured and suffered a cardiac arrest, according to the report. The couple has two dogs but the other isn't believed to have been involved within the attack.

The tragic event comes after Novais and Regis, 32, had tried unsuccessfully to start out a family for nine years, in line with the report.
Officials in Piripá, alittle northern town, expressed sympathy for the heartbroken parents.

“In the face of this immeasurable loss, we express our condolences and sympathy with parents Elaine and Regis, and their friends and family during this moment of sadness and pain,” the town said in a statement.

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