Monday night, two rogue Pit Bulls dogs suddenly and viciously attacked a 41-year old mother who was returning to her car after depositing her children safely in their home. The unprovoked attack came as she was retrieving packages from her car and came out of nowhere, leaving her with injuries to an arm and hip. After a neighbor who tossed bricks and rocks at the dogs rescued her, she was taken to a local hospital for treatment and later released.
One of the dogs was captured Tuesday night as it roamed the Evergreen neighborhood of San Jose. The second dog has yet to be located but Police and Animal Services are keeping a vigilant search for it – and are attempting to discover who the owner might be. Depending on the animal’s past behavior records, the dogs could be euthanized. and their owner charged with a criminal complaint.(See comments below on proper ownership of Pit Bulls)
There appeared to be no reason for the attack, and at one point the woman was on the ground and defenseless, according to Juan Valencia, the good neighbor who had come to her aid.
“She was bitten up pretty bad,” said Animal control Sgt. Jay Terrado. “That guy stepped in and saved her,” Terrado also confirmed the aggressiveness of the dog when he captured it the next day and the need to quickly locate the second dog before another incident can occur.
If you have any information regarding a loose Pit Bull in Evergreen (or any San Jose neighborhood for that matter) please immediately contact:
San Jose Animal Care and Services at 408-578-7297
If you witness a dog attack in progress, call 911.
For more details on this attack, please view the KGO TV7 newscast report, embedded in this article.
Need more awful Christmas week news? The tables turn as two dogs are hurt by an unknown, despicable human. Read > Missing Oakland dog found beaten, shot and with a broken leg.
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It doesn’t have to be this way, folks. Pit Bulls are naturally assertive and need understanding and proper training and control to be good pets. And they can be wonderful, loving pets, when handled with a tender, loving hand. The two dogs in this article were obviously treated in a way that they became overly vicious, showing traits of dogs abused to be fight dogs and/or guard dogs for gang activities.
This breed needs special attention and know-how. If you have a Pit Bull, or are thinking of adopting one (and there are TONS of available Pits at ALL of the Bay Area shelters), please get training on what you need to know before bring a Pit Bull into your home.
Check with with these local organizations for instruction.
Bad Rap Rescue
Big Dawg Rescue
Humane Society Silicon Valley