On Monday morning, a man was brutally attacked by two dogs in Wichita Falls. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident happened sometime around 9:00 a.m., on Taylor Street. Although very few details about the attack have been released, we do know that a neighbor witnessed the attack and rushed to aid the victim. Keenan Rook looked out his window to see the victim collapse to the ground. He ran outside and was able to kick the dogs away from the injured man.
Dangerous Dogs in Wichita Falls
At this time, we don’t know the man’s current condition or the extent of injuries involved. Initial reports indicate that the man was responsive on the scene, but did suffer from bites to his head and skull. At least one of the dogs was a Pit Bull or Pit Bull type mix. KFDX News Channel Three also reported that animal control was on the scene to remove the animals. They will be in quarantine for 10 days and checked for rabies. There is no word on whether or not anybody has claimed ownership for either dog.
Residents Not Surprised by Attack
Sadly, residents in the area reported that they were not surprised this attack happened. Mary Winfrey, who was one house away from where the attack happened, said these dogs have been roaming the area for months. She has even called neighbors to warn them if she sees them on the loose. Residents in the neighborhood have been living in fear of the dangerous dogs. Although the adult male victim survived the attack, one neighbor remarked that it would have been a different story had it been a child outside at the time.
Child Killed by Pit Bull in Lawton
Earlier this month, we reported on a fatal Pit Bull attack in Lawton, Oklahoma. A Three-year-old child was killed in the backyard, while a family friend was babysitting. When first responders arrived on the scene, the dog was so aggressive, it had to be shot on the spot. Combined, Pit Bulls and Rottweilers accounted for 74 percent of the total recorded dog-attack fatalities between 2005 and 2014.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a dog attack in Wichita Falls or the surrounding Texoma communities, contact the skilled team at the Altman Legal Group at (940) 761-4000 for an immediate free consultation.