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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) – After a woman died from wounds suffered in a vicious dog attack, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings vowed to improve the city’s Animal Services Department.

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If that’s the case, he may want to talk to Nancy Lewis.

In early 2015, Lewis claims was bitten by a couple dogs in North Dallas. Records show the city’s Animal Services Department opened, investigated and closed the case of the attack in just 18 hours, apparently without asking her what happened.

“Nobody asked me who bit me, nobody asked me to describe the dog” said Lewis.

Due to the bites, Lewis underwent surgery and shoulder work. She was willing to ‘let it go’ until recently when a representative from Dallas Animal Services called her to say there had been a dog fight involving the same animals that attacked her.

Then came the bombshell.

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Lewis was told that the same dogs had bitten off an elderly lady’s finger two years before she was attacked.

She asked the person Dallas Animal Services from why the dogs were still around.

“It’s really hard to do anything…there’s things they have to do, the dog has rights” Lewis claims she was told by someone with the city’s animal control department. “I was absolutely shocked.”

1080 KRLD has reached out to the the City of Dallas Animal Services Department for comment, they have not returned our calls.

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