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3 dogs die after bee attack near Alta, Rainbow

Posted at 2:47 PM, Sep 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-06 18:42:55-04

Three dogs have died after being stung by bees Thursday morning.

According to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, the incident happened around 11 a.m. in the 6700 block of Walla Walla Drive, near Alta Drive and Rainbow Boulevard. When firefighters arrived, a man was standing out in the street holding a dog that appeared to be lifeless. Firefighters immediately started treatment on the dog. 

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The dog appeared to have been stung several hundred times and was unconscious. Two other small dogs were also stung and brought out by firefighters; all of the dogs were taken to an animal hospital that was just down the street. The injuries to the three dogs appeared to be critical enough that the family that owns the dogs decided they should be put down. 

The dogs' owner was also stung by the bees. 

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue said the bees came from a storage box in the neighbor's yard.