Monday, April 16, 2018

SAN ANGELO TX - CARLOS "RICKY" GARCES, 56, WENT FOR A WALK AFTER SUPPER ON SATURDAY WHEN HE WAS MAULED BY HIS NEIGHBOR'S 3 PIT BULLS... LIFE ALTERING INJURIES!!!


Three dogs have been euthanized after a gruesome attack that left a San Angelo man with serious injuries, according to a news release from the San Angelo Police Department.

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, at about 9:45 p.m., police responded to the 300 block of East 11th Street for the report of a vicious animal attack after a caller said three dogs, described as  PIT BULLS  according to the news release, were "on top of a man, attacking him."

After officers arrived at the residence, they saw three dogs retreat through a hole in a nearby fence. They next found a Carlos "Ricky" Garces, 56, lying in the driveway of the residence, covered in blood from multiple injuries. 

Carlos "Ricky" Garces

"The man's skull was exposed, and a large portion of his scalp was missing." according to the news release.  San Angelo Fire Department personnel transported Garces to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries, according to the release.

Family members reached out to the Standard-Times to give an update on his condition.

"If it hadn't been for his neighbor, those dogs would have killed him," said his sister, Nellie Garces. "He's critical but stable." 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

These injuries, and all injuries really, from pit bulls are gruesome! I could not imagine the pain from having my skull exposed.

What is so infuriating is how pit bull advocates don't care that people suffer these severe injuries. As long as their pit bulls haven't killed or attacked, pit bulls are wonderful pets.

If I had something that had the potential to do serious bodily harm to someone, I wouldn't continue to act as if it was no big deal. Especially if it would affect other people, not just me or my family.

Pit bull advocates are selfish, incapable of following basic dog ownership rules, have nothing of value in their lives, and are mentally deficient. Pit bulls are not the only dog breed out there. Life would go on without that hideous breed.

Anonymous said...

Actually, this man was lucky if you call it that. If this had been a child's head with much softer bone, this likely would have been a fatality.

I too don't understand why people want to own dangerous dogs. I suspect part of the issue is that the most widely available cheap dogs to buy are pitbulls. Many are freebies. Years ago, the most widely available cheap dogs were all sorts of mixes but not pitbulls. If the price of pitbulls went up markedly, I think the problem would come under control. However, as long as supply far exceeds demand, pitbulls will be cheap. The type of people owning them are often irresponsible pet owners.