DALLAS TX - 2 UGLY, UGLY BULL TERRIERS "SOMEHOW GOT OUT" AND ONE MAULED A WOMAN WALKING IN HER NEIGHBORHOOD...FOX 4 ARRIVED AND SAW THE MONSTER COVERED IN THE VICTIM'S BLOOD!
A dog's owner has been cited after a woman was attacked by the animal Sunday afternoon in Pleasant Grove.
When officers arrived around 4:30 p.m. at the scene in the 800 block of North Pleasant Woods Drive, they saw a woman being pulled away from a brown bull terrier by a family member.
Dallas Fire-Rescue officials treated the woman at the scene for a dog bite on her left leg, police said. Her name was not released.
The woman's brother, Willie Freeny, told KDFW-TV (Channel 4) that the dog who attacked her would "get loose all the time" and he was known to bite, but he'd never attacked before. When he saw his sister being attacked, he tried to fight off the dog with a stick.
The dog involved in the attack as well as one other dog were surrendered to Dallas Animal Services. A statement from the city said the dogs' owner had brought them to the address this weekend and had no history of animals at the location.
The owner was cited for having a loose dog, allowing a dog to bite, not reporting a found dog and failing to vaccinate, microchip and spay or neuter, according to the city's statement.
A woman is recovering after being attacked by a dog in the Pleasant Grove neighborhood of Dallas.
Willie Freeny says his sister was walking another dog Sunday afternoon in the 800 block of N. Pleasant Woods, when the two dogs across the street got out of their yard. Freeny says his sister suffered bad bites to her legs from one of the animals and had to be taken to the hospital.
FOX 4 arrived at the scene before animal services and saw the dog responsible for the atack was still covered in the victim's blood.
"Before she even knew it, that dog was on her at that time, so she was trying to fight the dog off of her and so that's when I came, seen the dog on her at that time, so that's when I got the stick and tried to fight the dog off of her as well," said Freeny. "I mean the dog would always get loose all the time and he would bite but he'd never attack."
It's not clear exactly how the dogs got out of their yard or if the owners will be charged.
The incident is similar to another dog attack last June in Southwest Dallas. Ronnie Bell's arm had to be amputated after four dogs got out of their yard and attacked him, while he was walking home from a convenience store.