Thursday, September 26, 2019


AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - An Amarillo woman is fighting for her life after she was attacked by a dog just a few days ago.
On Monday, the neighbor’s dog broke through the fence and attacked Glenda Cates and her dog.
The neighbor's dog broke through this fence. (Source: GoFundMe)

She is recovering from surgery for her broken wrist and receiving skin grafts for her arm.
Due to her religion, she cannot receive a blood transfusion. She is currently in critical condition.
Kelly Cates, Glenda’s daughter, says she is thankful to the neighbors who saved her mom’s life.
“Just to say that I’m very thankful that my neighbors saved my mom’s life. And I don’t know what I would have done, it’s just very stressful,” said Cates.
The family’s dog was also injured in the attack and will have medical bills as well.
The family is asking the community for help as they cannot afford all the unexpected medical expenses the attack has caused.
Sarah Neely, the granddaughter of Glenda Cates, created a GoFundMe to help raise money for the expenses. If you would like to donate, you can do so here.
The dog involved in the attack is currently in quarantine at the Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare facility.
The investigation of the incident is ongoing.


My Grandmother Glenda is in the hospital due to an attack that happened just a few days ago. My grandmothers neighbors dog broke through her fence. Attacked my mothers dog that was in her yard. My grandmother got caught in between them and was severally attacked. 

She broke her wrist. Has no skin on her hands, because the dog was literally eating her up. She is on blood thinners so her condition is getting way worse. She lost so much blood and is in horrible pain. 

My mother is trying to get help in getting the help she needs. My grandmother has to have skin graphing some on her hands. So many surgeries, not to mention all the medications. My grandmother can’t afford that and neither can we.

We are worried she isn’t going to make it through. She is at BSA hospital in Amarillo, Tx now. Her nurse team is doing a great job of taking care of her. We want to take the dogs owner to court.

He was warned to fix his fence and his violent  PIT BULL  escaped and was filled with rage.  

The dogs owner is trying to get this dog back and still hasn’t repaired the fence. He hasn’t even spoken up or apologized. We want to sue him to help pay for her medical bills and fence. His dog could of taken my grandmothers life. 

If it wasn’t for her other neighbors that heard the commotion, she would be dead. The hero that saved her had to jump a fence and punch the dog in the head over and over to make it release it’s deadly grip off her arm. She is lucky to survive this attack. She is in her 70s and has many health issues but she’s a strong woman. 

My grandmother is a member of the Kingdom Hall in Amarillo, Tx and came from a farming family.  She has vision issues but still goes outside and does house work.

My grandmother is a second mother to me.
She is a wonderful and strong person.
Please pray for my grandmother and family.

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