Saturday, November 9, 2013

Texas Timeline

SRUV stopped logging attacks in February, 2016.
This log represents only a few of the more notable recent pit bull attacks in Texas before that date.

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Mailman Injured in Pit Bull Attack
   February 16, 2016; KIII South Texas TV

Arlington Dog Loses Leg in Brutal Attack; Owner Wants Changes
   January 19, 2016; CBS DFW

Two pit bulls attack and kill neighbor's dogs in Canutillo
   January 3, 2016; KFOX14


Man, officer attacked by pack of pit bulls in south San Antonio
   December 15, 2015; KENS 5 San Antonio TX

Stranger's heroism saves mother, child from dog attack
   November 24, 2015; KHOU

Woman, daughter attacked by their four pit bulls
   November 13, 2015; KSAT ABC12

Rosharon woman seriously injured in dog attack
   November 6, 2015; KHOU
Shirley Sanders was evacuated by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Bryan officers credited with saving man's life after pit bull attack
   November 3, 2015; The Eagle

Three People Attacked by Dogs in North Houston
   October 26, 2015; ABC 13

El Paso sheriff's deputy bitten by stray animal
   October 22, 2015; KFOX 14

Woman's dog mauled by same pit bulls who killed Texas boy
   October 21, 2015; WMAZ
   A Vidor, Texas woman said the same dogs who killed a 5-year-old boy in Orange County Sunday viciously mauled her puppy last year. This comes after our Texas station, KBMT reported Monday night that the two pit bulls attacked a little girl and her mom.

Texas boy, 5, mauled to death by two pit bulls at home of family friend
   October 20, 2015; Daily News

Dog Allegedly Mauls Goats Leaving Ten Dead
   October 2, 2015; KWTX

5-Year Old Girl Recovering After Pit Bull Attack
   September 29, 2015;

Elderly Woman Brutally Attacked by Dogs in Houston's Southside
   September 9, 2015; ABC 13 Eyewitness News

Winnetka Heights dog attack: scary reminder of why strays issue must be fixed
   August 19, 2015; Dallas Morning News

Two pit bulls attack men in two separate West Side incidents
   August 15, 2015; KSAT ABC 12 San Antonio

Two Pit Bulls Attack 6-Year-Old Child, One Euthanized by Owner
   August 14, 2015; San Angelo Live

Woman, little girl in hospital after being mauled by two pit bulls
   August 5, 2015; KPRC Houston

Boston Terrier dies protecting children from pit bull attack
   July 13, 2015; ABC 13 Eyewitness News Houston

Charges to be filed after woman attacked by 4 dogs
   July 9, 2015; KVUE, Kyle TX

Pitbull Owner Charged
July 8, 2015; Tyler Star News (Texas)
According to police reports the two Pitbulls have been documented attacking people and other animals on five separate occasions.

Elderly Man Killed After Being Attacked by Pit Bull
   July 2, 2015; NewsWest 9

Pit bull shot, killed after attacking Smith County workers
   June 30, 2015; Tyler Morning Telegraph

3-year-old Lawton Boy Dies After Pitbull Attack
  June 29, 2015; KFDX Fox Texoma

Postal worker attacked by pit bull during mail route
   June 17, 2015; KHOU

Dog attacks HPD officer near Midtown
   June 9, 2015; Click2Houston

Woman injured, dog dead after 4 pit bulls attack them in Kyle
   June 12, 2015; KVUE ABC

Pit bull snatches child from mother's grasp
   June 4, 2015; Tyler Morning Telegraph

Couple And Pet Survive Dog Attack, Want Pitbull-Mix Punished
   June 1, 2015; CBS DFW

Longview woman's pit bulls attacked 4 people
   May 30, 2015; Longview News Journal

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May 14, 2015; Midland Reporter-Telegram
Pit-bull attacks 6-year-old girl

May 5, 2015; KWTX Waco
Weekend Pit Bull Attack Leaves 2 People, Dog Injured

April 27, 2015; Corpus Christy
Aggressive dog shot and killed

April 20, 2015; CBS DFW
Pit Bull Mauling Death Being Referred To Grand Jury

April 19, 2015; NBC5
2-Month-Old Boy Dead in Pit Bull Attack

April 17, 2015; Killeen Daily Herald
Woman charged after alleged Cove pit bull attack

April 10, 2015; Killeen TX
Pit bull attack sends girl, 6, to hospital

April 1, 2015; MyHighPlains, TX
Waco Police Officer Saves Woman From Pit Bull Attack

March 10, 2015; Marshall, TX
1 arrested in vicious dog attack resulting in hospitalization of 83-year-old
On February 9, 2015, at 8:45 am, Sarah Harper, an 83-year-old retired teacher, was attacked in her front yard by two pit bull type dogs o . . . . The victim, a great-grandmother and longtime Marshall resident, remains in ICU while she recovers.

March 7, 2015; Lorena, TX
Mother, daughter injured in a pit bull attack

March 3, 2015; El Paso, TX
11-month-old girl recovering from dog attack in Montana Vista

February 14, 2015; Cypress, TX
Poodle nearly killed while saving girl from pit bull attack
My children's hero on

February 9, 2015; Marshall, TX
1 arrested in vicious dog attack resulting in hospitalization of 83-year-old

February 5, 2015; Collin County TX (CBS DFW)
3 Members Of Family Hospitalized After Pit Bull Attack
Mother, 2 daughters recovering after pit bull attack
It looked like a war zone. . . There was quite a bit of blood. Everyone was really shaken in the neighborhood and just really worried about them and praying for them, Williams said, adding that online reaction to the attack isn’t making things better. . . . So many people defending pit bulls and feeling sorry for the dog that got shot. He was shot while he was attacking a woman.
February 5, 2015; Kingsville, TX
Girl attacked by pit bulls in Kingsville
   . . . the girl was rushed to the hospital in Kingsville but was later flown to Driscoll Children's Hospital.

January 20, 2015; Waco, TX
Officer hears screams, rescues local woman from pit bull attack

January 14, 2015; Waco, TX
Pit bull attacks local girl playing in her yard

January 13, 2015; El Paso, TX
Loose pit bull mauls family dog, family calls for harsher punishment

January 3, 2015; Henderson County, TX
Pit bull shot after attack


December 30, 2014; Hidalgo County, TX
Man in critical condition after pit bull attack

December 17, 2014; Houston, TX
Man attacked by two pit bulls in North Houston

November 23, 2014; Katy, TX
Owner could regain custody of 3 pit bulls that attacked neighbor

October 27, 2014; Texas City, TX

October 22, 2014; Grand Prairie, TX
Neighbors Want Pit Bull Gone After Attack

October 20, 2014; Amarillo, TX
Pit bull bites man, dog shot by officer

October 20, 2014; Lubbock, TX
Police release 911 audio on pit bull attack near North Lubbock mobile home park

September 24, 2014; Seagoville, TX
Two pit bulls shot, killed after attacking another dog

September 16, 2014; Houston, TX
Pit bull attacks woman walking in NE Houston

September 9, 2014; Nacogdoches, TX
Nacogdoches man saves child, woman from pit bull attack

September 3, 2014; Waxahachie, TX
Pit bull attacks grandmother

August 11, 2014; Victoria, TX
Pit bull shot after charging resident, officer
When officers arrived at the home, the dog charged an officer and was shot a second time by the officer . . .

August 10, 2014; El Paso, TX
Pit bull attack sends man to hospital

August 6, 2014; Houston, TX
2 pit bulls attack woman in her driveway

July 23, 2014; North Austin
Animal control investigates dog attack in N Austin

June 29, 2014; Plano
Man hospitalized following pit bull attack

June 19, 2014; San Antonio
Woman attacked by pit bull
Savannah says Animal Care Services picked up the dog but . . . the dog is back at the house and on the street.  She also claims ACS never called to give her an update on the pit bull's rabies tests and she has since had to have a series of 13 painful rabies shots.

June 11, 2014; Houston
Pit bull attack sends woman to hospital

June 4, 2014; Waco
Three pit bulls attack man, woman

May 29, 2014; Burke
Boy, 8, injured in attack by three pit bulls

May 24, 2014; Horizon City
Pit bull attacks 11-yo boy

May 12, 2014; Midland
Midland woman bit by pit bull; fears for neighborhood children

May 8, 2014; New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung
Resident seeks assistance from repeated attacks by marauding pit bulls

May 5, 2014; Houston
Houston man hospitalized after attack by three pit bulls

April 25, 2014
Bautmont man with Down syndrome hospitalized after attack by three pit bulls

April 25, 2014
Pit bulls attack owner in her backyard
The incident occurred in the same part of the city where a 2-year-old boy was killed and an 8-year-old girl was injured when a group of children walking home from a neighborhood playground was attacked by a bull mastiff on March 1. On April 14 three pit bulls attacked a 12-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy and a 26-year-old woman who was trying to help the children in the area of Cody Poe Road and Armadillo Drive in Killeen. On Feb. 17, 2-year-old Je'vaeh Mayes of Temple died at Scott & White Hospital after a pit bull her family was watching for a friend attacked her in the backyard of her home. . . 

April 21, 2014, Alvin TX
(previously unreported pit bull attack)
Mother recalls attack on 2-yo daughter
She shoved her fist into the dog's mouth and even bit its ear off all while telling her daughter to turn over so she didn't choke on blood.

April 14, 2014; San Antonio, TX
This dog not for everyone
(Account of previously unreported attack)
An 83 year old woman died two weeks after her neighbor's dog attacked her. The victim, Petra Aguirre, was mauled March 31 as she fed her cats in the backyard of her west-side home.

April 14, 2014, Killeen, TX
Pack of pit bulls attack three, including two children
Witnesses said they saw three pit bulls attack a 12-year-old girl, a 11-year-old boy and a 26-year-old woman who was trying to help the children get away from the dogs.
2 children, woman in stable condition after attack by pit bulls

April 14, 2014, Houston TX
2 pit bulls attack pedestrian

April 9, 2014, Dallas TX
11-yo boy attacked outside apartment building

March 31, 2014, Kaufman, TX
85-yo woman found dead in her home of pit bull attack

March 31, 2014, League City, TX
2-year old airlifted after attack by pit bull owned by mother's boyfriend

March 28, Harris County TX
Off duty deputy shoots pit bull
Two pit bulls come into his unfenced backyard. The dog’s owner later told deputies it bit him earlier in the day.

March 25, Temple (Bell County) TX
Family pet killed in pit bull attack

March 20, Houston, Harris County TX
Man, deputy attacked during attack
They then turned on a 50-year-old man who sitting on his porch.  The dogs savagely attacked the man, biting him to the bone.  "I was trying to save his life, they were dragging him all through the yard."

March 18, Oak Cliff (Dallas) TX
5-year old boy attacked by pit bull
A witness told police that the dog had bitten the boy once before.

March 5, Houston TX
Neighbor helps jogger attacked by 2 pit bulls
They were playing tug of war with her. One was pulling this way and the other was pulling that way, trying to tear her apart. I ran down there and dove on top of her. That’s all I could do. Just put myself between her and the dog.

March 1, Killeen TX
Bull mastiff kills 2 yo boy and injures 8 yo girl

Feb 17, Temple TX
2-yo girl mauled to death

January 21, McAllen TX
Pit bull attack on small dog being walked by a woman and her daughter in park

January 5, Houston TX
1 dead, 2 more injured as 3 pit bulls attack

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December 27, Corpus Christi, TX
Three-Year Old Boy Attacked by Neighbor's Pit Bull

December 26, San Angelo TX
5 pit bulls attack man on bicycle
Tom Green County does not have a Leash Law, Pearce said, and law enforcement officials cannot to much to control the issue. “It’s getting to be a really bad problem, There’s no county animal officer. There’s not a leash law in the county.”

December 21, Conroe, TX
Neighbor fights off dogs’ brutal attack on horse
Zamora then grabbed several four-inch thick dry fire logs stacked in his front yard and wielded them at the pit bulls, but the dogs would not release their mouths, jaws tightly clenched around the horse’s legs and mouth.

December 17, Jacksonville TX
We talked to the mother yesterday and she said he was stable; he has a breathing tube, but the techs also went on to say that he had suffered a stroke, but that he was responsive

December 3, Forth Worth
Animal control officers conducted three sweeps for strays in the neighborhood last month . . . there have been 678 stray dogs picked up this year, including 70 in November.

December 1, Missouri City

November 10, San Antonio
Pit bull attacks have neighborhood living in fear
Larkin Garcia is left with just one Chihuahua after he says he witnessed two neighborhood Pit Bulls killing his other two dogs over the past three months. “My neighbor's dog been killed across the street. Their dogs, the two of them, have been killed. Down the road another one has been killed. And then a Siamese cat.”

November 8, Corpus Christy
October 16, Laredo
The father had to unlock the dog’s jaws to release the child.

October 16, Odessa

An Odessa family is warning neighbors after two pit bulls killed their beloved family pet "Chuco”. Odessa Police and Animal Control would not respond to the incident because it was not an emergency.

October 11, San Antonio

September 23; Monahans
Pit bull attacks hospitalize two teens
Only fighting with one arm of course the pit bulls really got him and dragged him to the ally.

September 19, Houston
Investigators say two pit bulls barged through a fence, got into a house through the doggie door and then attacked two Jack Russell Terrier dogs named Lucy and Jackson. Lucy was killed in the family home, and Jackson died at an animal hospital.

August 30, Katy
The lower part of one of the man’s legs was missing and there were bite marks on his body

August 27, Houston
The toddler sustained multiple lacerations covering half of his face, across his scalp and forehead, and down his cheek, in addition to multiple deep puncture wounds in his back.

August 21, Houston
The dog survived and was taken to the vet by its owner. The bite victim was sent to the hospital by ambulance to be treated. Police would not say if anyone would face charges over the incident.

July 15, SW Houston
A camera captured the two pit bull mixes darting across the street like missiles towards Elrod and Bailey.

July 12, San Antonio

July 10, Harris County
The two 8-month-old dogs had the girl pinned on the ground and were reportedly biting her repeatedly. . . .

July 3, Austin
. . . a 16-year-old girl came to the store with a pit bull that weighed about 90 pounds. The maltese was with its owner, an elderly woman. . . . the pit bull soon broke away from the young owner and ran through the store dragging its leash until it found the maltese.

June 26, June 29, Jasper County

June 27, Lubbock
Saving Grace Pit Bull Rescue volunteer Jane Brewer said . . . the city picked up about 2,040 pit bulls last year and few were claimed by owners.

June 12, Houston
The owner of a pitbull in southwest Houston has refused to surrender his dog for a 10-day quarantine period, after it attacked a woman on May 29. As a consequence the victim was required to undergo a series of rabies vaccinations and the owner has accumulated nearly $7,000 in fines.

June 10, Plano
The pit bull has not been aggressive or violent toward the shelter staff, according to officials, and will be released back to her owners next Tuesday . . . .

May 8, Beeville
He suffered some serious injuries because he chose to intervene and take on the dog, but both he and the dog's owner cannot believe that the dog they both loved so much could become so vicious. "It's just, it's hard to understand, because he was such a good dog. He slept with me at night. He took care of me," Malcom said. "We're dog lovers. We never expected that to happen. I don't understand what happened. It was almost like he was cursed or something, like somebody had him under a curse."

May 6, North Austin
The dog reportedly bit her on the arm and on her left breast, causing severe injuries. She had to yank her arm out of the dog's mouth and had to be hospitalized.

March 21, Baytown

February 19, Sabinal
Isaiah Ray Aguilar was playing with his brother in the front yard when the balloon blew toward the home of the next door neighbor and onto the path of a chained pitbull. . . . The dog has not been euthanized, and city officials say they don’t believe they have the right to put the dog to sleep.

January 23, Willis, Montgomery County
An 18-month-old boy and his mother are recovering at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Texas, after being attacked by a pit bull at their home. . . . This is the second time in less than a week a child has been attacked by a pit bull under similar circumstances in Montgomery County.

January 22, Montgomery County

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Statistics quoted on SRUV are from the nation's authoritative source for current dog attack statistics, the 30+ year, continuously updated Dog attack deaths and maimings, U.S. & Canada.
View or download the current PDF

2014 Year-end report of dog attacks
   Animals 24-7; January 3, 2015
32 years of logging fatal & disfiguring dog attacks
   Animals 24-7; September 27, 2014
How many other animals did pit bulls kill in 2014?
   Animals 24-7; January 27, 2015

This page may also include information from Dogsbite &Fatal Pit Bull Attacks.

Google News: Today's pit bull attacks

2014 Dog Bite Related Fatalities on Daxton's Friends
Index of canine fatalities on Daxton's Friends

SRUV uses the definition of "pit bull" as found in the Omaha Municipal Code Section 6-163. As pit bulls are increasingly crossed with exotic mastiffs, Catahoula Leopard Dogs and other breeds, the vernacular definition of "pit bull" must be made even more inclusive.

Sources cited by news media sometimes refer to "Animal Advocates" or sometimes "Experts." In many cases these words are used to refer to single-purpose pit bull advocates who have never advocated for any other breeds or species of animals. Media would be more accurate to refer to these pit bull advocates as advocates of fighting breeds.

Similarly, in many cases pit bull advocates refer to themselves as "dog lovers" or "canine advocates" and media often accepts this usage. The majority of these pit bull advocates are single-purpose advocates of fighting breeds.