DALLAS TX - A WOMAN WHO HAD GONE WITH A MAN TO FEED A FRIEND'S PIT BULLS IN HIS HOME WAS ATTACKED BY ONE OF THE PITS FOR ABOUT HALF AN HOUR UNTIL POLICE COULD SHOOT IT OFF HER!
DALLAS - Police officers shot an aggressive dog that attacked two people in Dallas Wednesday morning.
Dallas Police Department spokesman Sr. Cpl. Tramese Jones said officers received a call around 8 a.m. about two aggressive dogs at a home in the 2900 block of Ramsey Avenue. Apparently a couple went into the home to feed A FEMALE PIT BULL AND HER PUP for a friend. For some reason the mother dog started attacking them.
The man managed to get away, but the dog continued to maul the woman for about 30 minutes.
Paramedics and police had a hard time getting in to the house to help the woman. Officers were forced to shoot the mother dog, which is not expected to survive.
"They were all up against the window and the police and ambulance was in the yard. The firemen were in the yard and they went to the window and told whoever was in there to put their hands up and come out. And they fired one time," said Ronald Williamson, a witness.
Witnesses said the badly injured woman was unconscious when paramedics pulled her from the house. She is expected to survive, but she has severe injuries that will possibly require amputation.
No one was cited after the incident because the dogs were not roaming loose. The owner had all the proper paperwork and the dogs' shots were all up to date.
Dallas police shot a dog Wednesday morning after it attacked two people in east Oak Cliff.
A man and woman had gone to a home in the 2900 block of Ramsey Avenue, near East Brownlee Avenue, to feed a female dog and its puppy, Senior Cpl. Tramese Jones, a police spokeswoman, told KDFW-TV (Channel 4).
The dog, A PIT BULL, began attacking the pair. The man escaped, but the woman was trapped with the dog for about half an hour.
Police who responded around 8 a.m. had to shoot the dog to get it to stop mauling the woman, Jones said. Neighbors told Channel 4 that the woman was seriously injured and had injuries that COULD REQUIRE AMPUTATION.
The dog was not expected to survive its injuries.
Police said no one has been cited because the dogs were confined at the home.
A loose-dog problem that has long plagued southern Dallas came to a head earlier this year when a pack of dogs fatally mauled 52-year-old Antoinette Brown. That attack led to big changes at Dallas Animal Services, with Deputy Police Chief Rob Sherwin assigned to lead the shelter and animal control. Last week, Sherwin was named the new police chief in Forney.
A study this summer by the Boston Consulting Group found that nearly 9,000 dogs roam the streets of largely poor southern Dallas — and the number of dog bites has increased 15 percent a year since 2013.
A city audit released this week found that Dallas' program for aggressive dogs was ineffective, with just 1.5 percent of dog bites leading to dangerous-dog affidavits. Bite victims said they wanted to avoid conflict with the dog's owner or feared retaliation.