A neighborhood near Converse is terrified over what they call “a vicious dog.”
According to some homeowners off Highland Grass, near Converse Elementary School, at least three dogs and one person have been attacked by a loose dog there in the last month.
“People are just scared to death,” said Hector Alvarado, a dog attack victim. “They say they’re not going to walk around the neighborhood without a gun or a stick.”
Alvarado showed us a dog bite wound he has on his knee. Alvarado says he and his pup were attacked almost 2 weeks ago by a neighbor's loose dog. "He punctured my knee right there," said Alvarado. "I was really just pulling my dog towards me, but once he latched onto my dog, I couldn't get him off. ALL OF HIS INSIDES WERE JUST HANGING OUT. HE WAS STILL ON THE LEASH."
“This guy bolted right past me, blew the gate open, and went right after my dog,” said Aldo Reyes, a neighbor. “[He] grabbed him by the collar. I mean, he had him off the ground and was shaking him.”
In March of 2018, 4-year-old Noah Trevino was killed in the same Converse neighborhood by a different dog. That incident occurred along Twincreek Farm, just blocks from the location neighbors worry about now on Highland Grass.
"This dog has the same history as the dog on Twincreek farm,” said Reyes. “He is animal aggressive, and it's only a matter of time before he finds something small enough that he decides to chase, that happens to be human."
We tried calling the alleged vicious dog’s owners on Saturday but didn’t receive an answer.
Neighbors say they’ve tried contacting Animal Control, and Bexar County authorities, but feel like they’re being ignored.
A spokesperson from Bexar County provided the written statement below.
““Bexar County Animal Control officers have made several attempts to get in contact in person and over the phone with the dog’s owner, and so far they have not made themselves or the dog available to officers,” said Eric Maldonado, a spokesperson from Bexar County. “ Animal Control will continue to attempt to make contact with the owner and will investigate this incident in accordance with state law.”
“They need to do their job,” said Reyes. “When people call about a dog, and there’s a danger, they should follow up with this.”