Malinda Zamorano and her son Raul Zamorano had a grim end to 2015.
"We had our neighbor's PIT BULLS jump this fence, come in and kill five of my mother's dogs,” said Raul Zamorano.
Raul Zamorano tells KFOX14 his mother woke up on New Year’s Eve to find her Chihuahuas killed by her neighbors dogs.
"She went around the house and saw the two pits in the yard trying to get the other two that were still alive,” he said. "She just ran back in the house and called for help."
Raul Zamorano said the two dogs that survived took shelter in a small shed in the backyard. The dog entrance was too small for the pit bulls to get into the shed. The two Chihuahuas outlasted the attack until the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office arrived.
"They called our neighbor to come get his dogs and they told us they just couldn't do anything,” said Raul Zamorano.
“The reason is they have to bite or hurt somebody before they can do anything with the dogs."
KFOX14 has reached out to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and Animal Control to find out why nothing could be done about the pit bulls. They are still investigating this situation.
KFOX14 also went to the home of the pit bulls’ owners to find out more about the attack. The owner was not home.
Malinda Zamorano said this attack shook her to core.
“Sadness,” she said. “I had them for a long time. They were like a part of the family.” Raul Zamorano is nervous the dogs could attack again.
He said, "The Sheriff's Department or Animal Control needs to do something about it before something does happen. We have a park here, a public park and a school damn near right across the street and it will happen."
Raul Zamorano said he doesn't plan to take legal action against the dog owners.