Thursday, January 31, 2019

DISCOVERY BAY, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CA - PIT BULL MAYHEM AT THE DOG PARK!!! 2 LAND SHARKS GOT IN A PIT FIGHT AND THEN ONE TURNED ON THEIR NUTTER!!! PARK CLOSED BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF BLOOD!!!

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An attack Monday afternoon at the dog park in Discovery Bay has left the owner of two pit bulls with severe bites to the arms and legs and forced the closure of the grounds until further notice. 
The incident, which occurred at 1601 Discovery Bay Blvd. on Jan. 28, involved TWO PIT BULLS  belonging to the same owner  – one on-leash and the other off-leash. According to Steve Burdo, public information officer with Animal Control Services in Martinez, the on-leash dog attacked the off-leash dog. When the owner stepped in to separate the animals, the on-leash dog attacked the owner.
“The investigation is ongoing,” said Burdo. “But what we do know is that when the off-leash dog came back it was attacked by the on-leash dog. When the owner stepped in, the on-leash dog redirected on him. The one that attacked was sedated and taken to Sage (veterinary hospital), and right now it’s up to the owner as to what he wants to do.” 
The owner was treated at an area hospital but no other information is currently available.
Mike Davies, Town of Discovery Bay manager, said the park was closed due to the amount of blood in the area where the attack occurred.
“We closed the park because there was quite a bit of blood,” said Davies. “We have cleaned up about 90 percent of it and bleached some of the remainder, but we are going to close the park until we get some rain. We just don’t want to leave any trace or odor of that for other dogs. We will go ahead and close it until we feel it is safe, which will probably be after the first good rain.”

PERKASIE, BUCKS COUNTY PA - A FAMILY'S DOG MAULED THEIR 13-MONTH-OLD GIRL AND HER MOTHER ...A PASSING MOTORIST SUFFERED A LEG INJURY WHEN HE TRIED TO SUBDUE THE DOG


 - Police say a family's dog attacked a 13-month-old girl and her mother in Bucks County on Wednesday night.
Authorities responded to a call on the 400 block of Grandview Avenue in Perkasie and found the child with severe bite wounds on multiple areas of her body. The child's mother also sustained bites on her hands, arms and legs. 
Officials say that a passing motorist also experienced a serious leg injury after he slipped on ice as he tried to subdue the dog. 
The child was transported to a Philadelphia-area hospital where she required surgery. She is currently critical condition.
Police continue to investigate, but are lead to believe that this was just an unfortunate incident.

MURRAY UT - A PIT BULL "SOMEHOW" GOT OUT OF ITS HOUSE WITHOUT LEASH OR OWNER AND ATTACKED PROFESSIONAL GOLFER BRYANT BOSHARD'S DOG HE WAS WALKING



A dog and her owner are recovering Monday night at home following an attack by a pit bull. 

Bryant Boshard is holding his dog, “Lady” a little closer tonight. On Saturday, he says he and his wife were just a couple blocks away from their Murray home walking the dogs when they noticed a  PIT BULL  coming out of a house.


“It just was coming and tearing down the street right here,” said Boshard, motioning to the area near his home.
He said what happened next was a blur.
“It just bolted right at us, and before I could even intervene, he just locked his jaws right on Lady,” he said. “I put my hands in its mouth and just opened as hard as I could. I got the dog off, and then the dog came for me and got my hand, my face, my stomach and my knees.”
He said the pit bull then attacked Lady again before the owner ran out and stopped the dog.
“It’s scary that this happened, but I’m glad it wasn’t a child,” he said.  He also feels lucky his injuries aren’t worse. Boshard is a professional golfer.
“It would have been pretty sad to lose a hand or lose function in a hand,” Boshard said.
Lady is expected to recover, and Boshard is hopeful he can return to work soon. He has a golf tournament in St. George next weekend.
He hopes if anything can come from his experience, is it can serve as a reminder to everyone to be more aware.
“You can’t be too careful,” he said. “To the owners who have vicious dogs, please use your leashes.”
The pit bull owner has offered to cover the $600 in veterinarian bills.
“She just apologized and felt awful,” he said.
The pit bull is now being held in quarantine for 10 days before its fate is decided.Boshard said he doesn’t necessarily want the pit bull to be put down. He is a dog lover and hopes the animal can be rehabilitated.
“Be careful and don’t trust every dog that comes at you,” he said.

MESA, MARICOPA COUNTY AZ - A PIT BULL AT THE ANIMAL SHELTER THAT HAD BEEN ASSESSED TO BE ADOPTABLE ATTACKED A WORKER

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A dog that bit a Maricopa County Animal Care and Control worker several times Tuesday morning will be euthanized, the shelter announced.

The dog was being moved from one wing of the MCACC's East shelter, near the Loop 101 and Rio Salado Parkway, to another around 7:30 a.m. when it bit a supervisor.

The worker, who has been an employee for nearly six years, was bit on her left hand, left ankle, right knee and right thigh, according to a news release. She was taken to surgery to have her wounds cleaned out and dressed.

The dog, a 2-year-old male  PIT BULL  terrier, has been at the shelter since December 29 and had been assessed as being adoptable.  Shelter staff had noted no prior behavior that would be concerning, though spokesman Jose Santiago said kennels can be stressful environments and noise or other dogs may have been the reason the dog bit.

The dog will be euthanized, Santiago said.



JAMESTOWN, STUTSMAN COUNTY ND - A PIT BULL WAS FINALLY CAPTURED AFTER IT BIT THE FIFTH PERSON AND ITS OWNER WAS ARRESTED AT THE SAME TIME

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UPDATE:  https://www.kvrr.com/2019/01/29/jamestown-woman-charged-after-pit-bull-allegedly-attacked-5-people/

(KFGO) - Jamestown police say they have captured a dangerous PIT BULL after it bit a fifth person in Jamestown late Friday evening.
The latest victim was able to detain the animal in a garage and turn it over to officers and animal control.
Police say that at approximately the same time, during an unrelated call for service, the owner of the dog named "Blaze" was summoned to court for numerous animal violations and arrested for conspiracy to commit aggravated assault. 

SAN JOSE COSTA RICA - AN 11-MONTH-OLD BABY WAS FATALLY MAULED BY AN AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER THAT WAS KEPT IN THE GARAGE


The dog, an AMERICAN STAFFORD, was usually kept in the garage of the small house. Apparently the infant, somehow, crawled into the garage.

An eleven-month-old baby died on Monday morning in hospital, the victim of the injuries she suffered after being bitten by a dog. The attack took place in the small house, located in San Gabriel de Calle Blancos de Goicoechea, in San José, around 10:30 am Monday.

The parents of the only child took her to the nearby clinic in Tibas, where after administering first aid, transferred  her to the Children’s Hospital in San Jose, where she died.
The dog, an American Stafford, was owned by the family. It was one one of six dogs that were without proper conditions and a parrot, whose possession is prohibited.
The dog typically ran loose in the small garage. Apparently, the baby crawled from the house into the garage and was attacked. The mother was also injured while trying to rescue the infant.
“We do not know how exactly the little girl came into contact with the dog. The mother realized it when she heard the attack,” said Olga Arguedas Arguedas, director of the Children’s Hospital in San Jose.
Arguedas explained that the infant suffered severe injuries to the head from the attack.
“As often happens with small babies, the animal grabbed it by the head and it caused very serious injuries to the brain,” explained the pediatrician.
There are no other children in the house, the infant was the couple’s only child.

https://qcostarica.com/11-month-old-killed-by-dog/?fbclid=IwAR2LcUui3D4XKn9fs-RGMrIdATykAkKOzUiJXbscBPQEsctytMpSdAxhcvY

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

RIVERVIEW FL - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL "SOMEHOW" GOT LOOSE AND IMMEDIATELY FOUND SOMETHING TO TRY AND KILL ...A BELOVED GOLDENDOODLE NADAL


 - A Riverview woman says a neighbor’s PIT BULL nearly killed her Golden doodle, Nadal.
“I thought my dog was going to die right there,” Maria Goode said.
They were out walking the other night in their neighborhood when she says a neighbor’s pit bull got loose. He just came charging towards us,” she said. 
She says it began growling and rag-dolling Nadal to the ground.


“I just start grabbing the pit bull, banging on the pit bull, [and] started screaming. It took for what I think was forever,” she told FOX 13. 
Eventually the dog’s owner was able to end the assault; however, she says this is not the first time.
Goode told FOX 13 the dog attacked another neighbor’s mastiff a few months earlier.
“I fear that I can’t even take my dogs for a walk for fearing that the pit-bull is going to charge at us again,” she said.
Animal control confirmed to FOX 13 it is investigating the attack. We tried to reach the pit bull's owners but they weren't home.     

HOUSTON TX - PITS DRUGS GUNS CRIME ...AS NARCOTICS OFFICERS SERVED A SEARCH WARRANT A PIT BULL CHARGED AT THEM AND WAS SHOT AND A MAN INSIDE THE HOUSE SHOT 5 OFFICERS!!!



Four Houston police officers remained hospitalized Tuesday afternoon, a day after a shooting that injured five officers and and left two suspects dead.

The shooting occurred around 5 p.m. Monday in the 7800 block of Harding Street in southeastern Houston.  Police Chief Art Acevedo said that about a dozen narcotics officers were serving a search warrant, backed up by a half-dozen patrol officers. 

As police breached the front door, a  PIT BULL  lunged at them and an officer shot the dog. A man in the home then began shooting at police, and a number of officers returned fire.
According to Acevedo, 59-year-old Dennis Tuttle and 58-year-old Rhogena Nicholas were killed after they attacked police. The dog also was killed.
Acevedo said that Nicholas was shot trying to take a weapon away from a wounded officer who had fallen on the couch inside the home, which belonged to Tuttle. Four officers were struck, and a fifth suffered a serious knee injury, police said.
Two of the officers were shot in the neck and remained in serious condition Tuesday. One of them, the 54-year-old leader of the team, had been shot multiple times in a 32-year-career, Acevedo said. The other, a 40-year-old, has been with the department nine years.
"I can tell you he's in a fight. He's stable, but he needs prayers," Acevedo said of one of the officers.A 50-year-old officer who has been with the department 25 years was shot in the face and was in good condition Tuesday. That officer may be released later Tuesday, police said. The officer with the knee injury, a 50-year-old who is a 27-year veteran of the force, also was in good condition and expected to remain in the hospital.
A fifth officer, 33 years old and a 10-year veteran of the department, was struck in the shoulder and released Monday night.
The injured officers' names were not released, nor were the names of four other officers who fired their weapons.

Monday, January 28, 2019

COLUMBIA, RICHLAND COUNTY SC - A 3-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS MAULED BY A DOG THAT "SOMEHOW" GOT OUT OF THE GATE AT A RELATIVE'S HOME ...HEAD INJURIES, EAR TORN OFF, PUNCTURE WOUNDS, BLOOD LOSS!!!



UPDATE:  https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/state/south-carolina/article225227225.html

(WACH) – A 3-year-old boy is recovering in the hospital after being attacked by a dog.

Ayaan Barco was at a relative’s home when a dog broke out of a gate and started attacking him.  "I haven't been able to sit down yet and take a breather," says the boy's mother, April Pou.

The toddler now has severe injuries to his head and his ear was torn off. He also has several puncture wounds and blood loss.



"You don't expect stuff like this. So I'm just trying to stay positive for him and for myself. I want him to feel a loving vibe from me so he's knows I'm here for him," Pou told WACH FOX News on Thursday.

Ayaan is in the Pediatric Intensive Care unit at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital where doctors say he will need several surgeries and therapy.

"It's going to be a road ahead and I'm just trying to prepare for it, eventually," says Pou.  Pou, said she was in Atlanta when the attacked happened and found out about it when a Richland County Sheriff’s Deputy called her.

Her two sons were in Columbia visiting their aunt at the time of the incident.. “They (tried) to get the dog off of him, but wasn’t able to do it all the way and in enough time,” she said. “He ended up just mauling my son.”

Pou said the dog didn’t have a history of violence and the incident came as a shock. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department also says no criminal charges will be filed.  A GoFundMe page has also been created for Ayaan.

https://wach.com/news/local/three-year-old-recovering-in-hospital-after-frightening-dog-attack?fbclid=IwAR1AHtVevJiM7a74J_cBF_MulVSg1RoVmIJ6tS4ay12he1pqTb-Kj6NQlNs

Monday, January 21, 2019

RICHMOND COUNTY NC - 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED A 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL AT HER SCHOOL BUS STOP ...HERO VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER JUST HAPPEN TO BE IN HIS CAR BEHIND THE BUS!!!



A 6-year-old girl in Richmond County is recovering after being attacked by dogs at her school bus stop.
“I have stitches everywhere and staples in my head,” Haiden Prevatte told Eyewitness News anchor Liz Foster.
As soon as David Covington saw the dogs attack Haiden, the 72-year-old volunteer firefighter jumped out of his car and grabbed a stick on the side of the road.
TWO PIT BULLS  attacked the first-grader in Rockingham on Wednesday before the school bus even drove away.
“He bit me and shook me around,” she said.
Covington was stopped in his car behind the bus .“First one came at me and I swung at him,” Covington said. “The other dog was still attacking the girl, so I hit him a couple times. He backed off. She started up the bus, and he pulled her back down and continued to attack her.”
Covington eventually was successful in stopping the dogs. The school bus driver pulled Haiden back onto the bus while Covington called 911.
“He was very nice helping me,” Haiden said of Covington.
“I would be thanking them the rest of my life and that still wouldn’t be enough,” the girl’s mother, Candas Prevatte, said.
Prevatte was getting her 5-month-old baby ready to head to the bus stop when a man came to her door and told her what had just happened.
“My heart was in a million pieces. First thing I thought was the worst,” Candas said.
Paramedics rushed Haiden to a Richmond County hospital and she was airlifted to a hospital in Chapel Hill.
“It was so traumatizing and that was before I even saw her,” Candas said. “After I saw her, my whole world shattered. I just knew I was about to lose her.”
Haiden suffered several bite marks, a punctured lung and two broken ribs. She has five staples in her head and what her mother said was too many stitches to count.
Thanks to Covington, Haiden will make a full recovery.
When Foster asked Covington what he thinks about people calling him a hero, he replied, “That’s not the case as far as being a hero, just right place at the right time.”
Deputies told Channel 9 the two dogs are at Animal Control and will be put down after a 10-day observation for rabies.
The owner was cited for violating county ordinance for not having one of the dogs vaccinated and allowing the dogs to run off her property, according to deputies.
https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/one-heroic-act-that-saved-a-6-year-old-from-a-horrific-dog-attack/904932798


AMARILLO TX - AN 85-YEAR-OLD MAN SUFFERED SERIOUS INJURIES IN HIS DRIVE WAY AFTER BEING MAULED BY A PITBULL MIX AND A SHEPHERD MIX ...HIS LIFE WAS SAVED BY A NEIGHBOR!!!

85-year-old man ‘mauled’ by two dogs, saved by neighbor

UPDATE:  ON JAN 21 ED STANLEY, 85, DIED 2 WEEKS AFTER HE WAS SEVERELY AND VICIOUSLY MAULED ON JAN 7.  


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(KFDA) - A man is recovering from serious injuries after being mauled by two dogs on his driveway on Monday.
Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare responded to a 911 call about an 85 year-old-man being attacked by two dogs on Evelyn Street in Amarillo on January 7.

“911 was notified that a citizen was being attacked. Police, fire, and AMS, as well as us responded,” said Richard Havens, Director of Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare. “So we’re able to get out there, secure the dogs, and then start our investigation while they patched him up to be able to get him to the hospital for surgery.”
The department said this wasn’t just a dog attack--the man was mauled by a SHEPHERD MIX AND A PIT BULL MIX.
A neighbor heard the victims’s cries for help and rushed to save him, using a rubber stick to ward off the dogs.
“His legs were attacked, his face was attacked, his arms were attacked,” said Havens. “Not only did he have defensive wounds on him but with the dogs going for the face, it was definitely headed towards a fatality had it not been for the tremendous nature of this citizen willing to put their life and limb at risk to save another.”
The animal shelter said it’s aware of who the owners are and are reviewing the case for a dangerous declaration.

“If the declaration is made, then the owners will be notified of the process to either come into compliance to get the animals out or they’ll have the options to surrender the animals,” said Havens. “At that point the animals will be euthanized.”
With an incident as dangerous as this, the shelter is reminding people to keep their animals contained.
“Animals running loose is not a joke. It is nothing to be taken lightly,” said Havens. “That’s why departments like us have to exist, because we do have citizens who are irresponsible and Good Samaritans do get hurt. Thank goodness we had an awesome citizen and a hero at the end of the day who was willing to intervene and save this man’s life.”
If criminal charges are filed, it would be up to the district attorney.



SPOKANE WA - THE OWNERS OF A PIT WERE ARGUING AND THE MEAT GRINDER WENT AFTER HIM ...THEN IT TURNED ON HER!!!

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The Spokane Regional Animal Protection Services (SCRAPS) is investigating a dog attack that happened in North Spokane.

They say the dog, a mixed breed, attacked a woman and left her seriously injured. The woman was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center and the dog was taken by a SCRAPS officer.
It happened at an apartment building near Boone and Adams, across the street from the STA bus depot.
SCRAPS says normally when they get reports about an attack, it's from a loose dog, or from someone trying to break up a dog fight.
In Thursday's case, SCRAPS tells KHQ it appears to be the dog trying to break up a fight, between his owners.
Bill Doramus is the apartment manager at the complex in North Spokane where this happened. He says the couple was arguing, when the dog bit his owner. When the woman tried to get the dog off of him, it escalated.
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"I guess the PIT BULL  attacked her and ripped up her lower left leg, and her left hand," Doramus said.
That's when a neighbor ran over, and tried to intervene.

https://www.khq.com/news/woman-hospitalized-after-dog-attack-in-north-spokane/video_cb650066-154a-11e9-b642-c7c7925cf8db.html


WHITE RIVER, MPUMALANGA SOUTH AFRICA - A 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS FATALLY MAULED BY HER TEACHER'S 2 PIT BULLS



TWO PIT BULL TERRIERS 
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put down after they attacked and killed a 5-year-old girl from White River in Mpumalanga on Tuesday afternoon.

The attack happened around 17:00 at the home of a local crèche teacher in Sederberg Street, Whiteriver.
According to police spokesperson Sergeant Cynthia Mbokodo, the girl was attacked by two pit bull terriers moments after she got out of her teacher's car.
"The girl was declared dead at the scene by paramedics. The child had numerous serious bite and tear wounds on her body."
A case of culpable homicide is being investigated by the police. According to an eyewitness, who asked not to be identified, it wasn't the first time the girl had visited her teacher's home.
"There was an arrangement with her parents that she will go home with the teacher after the crèche closed and wait at the home for the parents to fetch her. Everybody was stunned by the sudden attack, as it was not the first time the child stayed over at the teacher's house.”
The child's parents also stay in Sederberg Street.
The White River SPCA confiscated the two dogs and later put them down. Tissue samples taken from the animals will be sent to Onderstepoort for analysis to try and establish what caused the dogs to attack.
Police have not yet released the child's name or that of the crèche.
According to the police, the parents had requested that their privacy be respected. They had indicated they did not want to speak to the media.



CASTAIC, LOS ANGELES COUNTY CA - A MOTHER AND HER CHILD WERE ATTACKED BY THE "FAMILY 80-POUND PIT" CAUSING FACIAL INJURIES - BOTH AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL



A mother and child were attacked by the family’s dog in Castaic Friday morning, then airlifted to a pediatric hospital.

The father of the child turned the dog over to officials with the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control, said Don Belton, spokeswoman for the department.
The incident happened shortly before 10:10 a.m. on the 31000 block of Nichols Lane, where the family dog, described as an "80-POUND PIT BULL MIX"  attacked the pair, said Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
“The dog is contained,” Miller said shortly after the attack, adding there was no threat to the public, meaning the dog was initially inside the family home.
“We had two patients attacked by a dog, both suffering facial injuries,” Inspector Sky Cornell of the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
“Because we had a younger patient, the helicopter went to a pediatric hospital,” he said.
Deputies responding to the call, contacted officials with the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control who took custody of the dog.
“The owner of the dog, the father (of the attacked child) surrendered the dog to our department,” Belton said.
“The dog will be (in) quarantine, and not available for adoption,” she said.
Quarantined dogs are kept at least 10 days and are evaluated for rabies, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website, in a section titled: “What happens when I report a bite?”
“Animals that have been impounded by an animal control agency must complete their quarantine period in a shelter,” according to the dog bite protocol outlined by county officials.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

JOSHUA TREE CA - LANA BERGMAN, 70, WAS FATALLY MAULED BY 4 PIT BULLS THAT WERE ON HER PROPERTY



A 70-year-old Joshua Tree woman was fatally attacked by four dogs Wednesday night, according to a news release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies from the Morongo Basin Station received a call about a "vicious animal attack" at approximately 10:11 p.m. Wednesday on the 59000 block of Sunflower Drive in Joshua Tree. Upon arrival, deputies found the victim at home alone, suffering from injuries as a result of being mauled by FOUR PIT BULLS. She died a short time later.

According to the Sheriff's Department the victim lived at the residence with her husband, and an adult male friend, who owned the dogs. The dogs were considered family pets, and the victim had helped take care of them over the past year, according to the news release.

However, Jay Barnett, the brother of the victim, whom he has identified as Lana Bergman, says Bergman was estranged from her husband, and had been living on the property alone for years, until recently.  Barnett says Bergman allowed a couple and their four dogs to park their trailer on the property for a weekend, but despite her objections, they would not leave.

"These dogs were loaded guns," Barnett told KESQ's Brooke Beare.  "They ended up killing my sister."

Barnett said although Bergman loved dogs, she was not friendly with the pit bulls.  He described Bergman as 5'1" and said she weighed less than 100 pounds.

"It's just a sad, violent way to die," Barnett said.

Barnett disputed the Sheriff's Department's version of events.  "We think this is suspicious," he said.

The investigation is active. Anyone with information relating to this incident is urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Morongo Basin Station.


https://www.kesq.com/news/joshua-tree-woman-fatally-attacked-by-four-dogs/979610444?fbclid=IwAR1V74nDxGg_CdrKiQUfaNwZEeZRF6yK3XFiLiJ6d55btX1s7qf1JY44evg

https://ktla.com/2019/01/17/woman-in-joshua-tree-mauled-to-death-by-4-dogs/?fbclid=IwAR3udA6rSOL3oaFFt2OGZ02NOouVJ5n5NCc2kXui955gHFoo1vFZ0QM2y3Y


2019 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES -  2   (0 children + 2 adults)

1)   1-9-  Diane Reeves - 70 - Grenada County MS - A total of 7 dogs were taken into custody - The Sheriff's Department reported she suffered about several hundred dog bites.

2)  1-16- Lana Bergman - 70 - Joshua Tree CA - She was mauled by 4 pit bulls that were living on her property - 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

SAN ANTONIO TX - 2 PIT BULLS MAULED A WOMAN WHO RAN OUT OF GAS AND GOT OUT OF HER CAR TO WALK FOR HELP ...HORRIFIC LEG INJURIES!!!



Now she's met the man who helped save her life
"Thank you so much," Christina Gutierrez said to him upon meeting.
SAN ANTONIO - We reported on a story of a woman viciously attacked by two pit bulls this week.
Now she's met the man who helped save her life
"Thank you so much," Christina Gutierrez said to him upon meeting.
Her car broke down while she was on her way to work last Friday on the Southside. She decided to walk.
"I was in shock. I mean, you're seeing half your leg gone and you're just like," Gutierrez recounted.
TWO PIT BULLS came charging at her, biting through her arm and then locking their teeth onto her legs.
The pictures are too graphic to show but you can see holes through her skin..
The dogs bit down to her bone.
"I didn't think, I just did it."
Others just watched in fear but when Francisco Martinez spotted the gruesome scene, he pulled over his truck and ran to help her.
"Every doctor here says if he was there a minute later, a second later, they would have killed me," Gutierrez told me. "I would have bled to death.
"I was sure if I did not stop there she would die," Martinez said.
He said he was terrified but knew he needed to do something.
"They were biting her, they were biting her bad, bad," Martinez says.
He was able to hit the dogs off of her and use a blanket to pull them away.
"I didn't know your name, nothing."
On Wednesday, we aired Christina's story and her plea to find and personally thank her hero..they're like we found him! People all in my messages saying, we found him!  They're like we found your hero!"
He heard the news and showed up at the hospital.
"There's not a lot of people like you out here," Gutierrez told him. "If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't be here to tell my story. You're an amazing person and truly my hero. You saved my life and I will never forget you forever."