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Dogs euthanized after killing 2 children and injuring their mom

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Posted at 11:00 AM, Oct 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-08 20:36:03-04

Two young children are dead and their mother is recovering at a hospital in Tennessee following an attack by two dogs.

The attack happened on Thursday afternoon at a home north of Memphis.

The children, a 2-year-old girl and a 5-month-old boy, died at the scene, according to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

Their mother was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where she is reportedly stable.

The Sheriff's Office said the pit bulls were euthanized., a nonprofit that tracks dog bites in the U.S., reports that there have been around 40 fatal attacks by dogs so far in 2022. The website states:

On Thursday, the Daily Mail named the parents and their two dead children. The couple had many photographs of a male and female pit bull on their Facebook pages. The father, Colby Bennard, referred to the two dogs as "house lions" in 2014 and referred to the male dog, "Cheech," in 2017 as "our little home security system." The two young children, Hollace and Lilly, seen in the Daily Mail article are absolutely precious. It's unfathomable that both of these children are now dead.

An investigation is underway to determine what prompted the dogs to attack the family.