Horrifying moment Texas woman enjoying evening walk with nephew is mauled by THREE aggressive pit bulls, leaving sidewalks covered in blood and victim requiring 100 stitches
- The mixed breed dogs pounced on the couple the moment their owner let them out.
- Neighbors who came to help were also attacked and one of them was taken to hospital.
- The three animals were seized by police and are currently being tested for RAGE.
A Texas grandmother screamed at her family not to let her grandchildren see her as she was dripping blood after a horrific pit bull attack that left her with more than 100 stitches.
Maria Perez, 55, was taking a routine evening walk with her nephew near her home in Round Rock when a neighbor opened her front door as they rounded the corner.
The neighbor’s three large dogs came out and immediately charged toward them on the dead-end street in suburban Austin.
Doorbell camera footage captured the moment Perez’s nephew managed to get out of their way and the three muscular dogs fixed their attention on his aunt, chasing her toward a house as she desperately tried to push them away.
“He was able to run away very quickly to come get my father,” said Cristina Perez, 22, Maria’s daughter.
Maria Perez begged her family not to let her grandchildren see her as she shed blood
Grandmother needed more than 100 stitches for ‘very, very deep and painful’ bites
Footage from a nearby door camera was captured as the animals caught up with her
“And when he ran away, the dogs chased her and attacked her.”
Another neighbor who saw what was happening ran to help, but she too was left in hospital with serious injuries after the animals turned their attention to her leaving the sidewalk covered in blood.
While other neighbors provided help, Maria managed to return to her own home where her daughter was confronted with a horror scene.
“My mother was screaming at me: ‘Don’t come, don’t come.’ I don’t want you to see me like this. I don’t want kids to see me like that,” Cristina told KVUE.
Maria was transported to the hospital where she was treated for several bites while animal control officers from the Round Rock Police Department were able to seize the dogs and take them to a nearby animal shelter where they are checked for rabies.
“His cuts are very, very deep and very painful,” Cristina said.
“And she has over 100 stitches, so she’s very uncomfortable.”
A police spokesperson said each of the dogs was a mixed breed and it was not known which mix they were.
“On Monday, October 9, officers responded to the 1500 block of Merrell Cove in response to an unprovoked dog attack involving two seriously injured victims,” they said in a statement.
“A victim was walking on the sidewalk when three dogs came out of a residence after the front door was left open and attacked her.
“In an attempt to help the victim and distract the dogs’ attention, a nearby neighbor was also attacked. Both victims were transported to a local hospital for injuries.
“A seizure warrant was issued and all three dogs were taken to the Williamson County Animal Shelter to be quarantined.”
The shelter said the dogs would be quarantined until police decided what would happen to them.
“The dogs are with us in a rabies quarantine area to which access is controlled by badge,” added a spokesperson.
Maria’s daughter Cristina, 22, said she wanted to know the dogs “will never hurt anyone again.”
Maria Perez required more than 100 stitches to prevent her injuries
Leafy street spattered with blood after horrific attack
There was no escape on the dead end street of suburban Austin
“Our role at this point is just to monitor them during this quarantine period and follow all the procedures that we always follow for an investigation.”
The dogs’ owner was among those who tried to fend off the animals, but received three citations, one for each dog.
“We want my mother to get justice for what she endured,” Cristina said.
“She experienced something very traumatic. We want her to know that dogs will never hurt anyone again.