UPDATE: Investigators arrested Porucha Phillips, the mother of the six children who were found inside the home. It's believed she was responsible for the care of the two children who were found tied up outside. Phillips faces charges of Injury to a Child by Omission with Serious Bodily Injury and Injury to a Child by Omission with Bodily Injury.
SAN ANTONIO -- (KABB) -- It's something that brought tears to their eyes. Bexar County Deputies say they found two toddlers chained and tied up outside a Northeast Bexar County home Friday morning.
According to the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, they received a tip from an anonymous caller at about midnight to check on the welfare of a child on Chipping Street.
A neighbor said a child could be heard loudly crying in the backyard of a home. There, they found a 2-year-old boy chained at the ankle to a tree. A 3-year-old girl was found tied to a door with a dog leash.
The girl is now in intensive care at Children's Hospital of San Antonio with a broken arm.
Six other children were found inside the home and they appeared to be okay. Deputies said there were no adults present.
The toddlers were in the care of a 34-year-old woman now in custody. Deputies say her own six children were inside the home and they seemed to be OK.
All eight children were placed with Child Protective Services.