Elderly Man Killed, 3 Injured In Horrific San Antonio Dog Attack- According to authorities, a vicious dog attack left an elderly man dead and three others hurt in a San Antonio neighbourhood on Friday afternoon. The responding firefighters had to beat the dogs off to reach the victims.
According to San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood, firefighters called to a report of a dog bite arrived at the scene at around 1:45 p.m. local time to find an elderly man “being pulled by a dog.”
Before exiting the fire truck, Hood claimed they could see how badly injured he was.
Hood described the sight as “horrific,” adding that the firefighters had to use “pick-axes and pipe poles” to fend off numerous pit dogs to get to the two casualties, an elderly man and a woman. According to Hood, the attack happened on a walkway.
According to Hood, the victim received blood at the site before being sent to a hospital, where he later passed away. The woman was admitted to the hospital in a critical state. Their names weren’t made public.
During the incident, a fire captain also received a bite to the leg, while a fourth victim had an edge to the hand and was sent to a hospital, according to Hood.
Hood called the firefighters’ actions “extremely heroic.”
“For us, this is not the usual. Typically, we don’t arrive and must protect patients from other people or animals, “Hood explained.
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Three dogs, all Staffordshire Terriers, were taken into custody by animal control, according to Shannon Sims, director of San Antonio Animal Care Services. According to Sims, the incident involved at least two of those dogs. The exact property owners, who were questioned by police on the site, are the owners of all three.
He continued that the probe is still in its “early stages,” and the owners “may face prosecution.”
The same dogs, according to Sims, were allegedly responsible for a “prior bite” incident in 2021, for which they were temporarily impounded before being eventually released back to their owners.