EL PASO, Texas – Two people were hospitalized after being bitten by two dogs in a Lower Valley neighborhood on Wednesday night. The victims, a 10-year-old child and a 40-year-old, sustained injuries in the attack. A resident, who wished to remain anonymous, shared a disturbing video with ABC-7 showing the two dogs attacking and ultimately killing her family dog. She expressed concern that the same dogs are trying to break her fence to reach her other pets, indicating a pattern of violent behavior.
The resident reported that the two dogs involved in the deadly attack had a history of aggression, with a previous incident captured on video in October. Despite reporting the dogs to Animal Control at that time, no action was taken as the dogs could not be found. In response, Animal Control mentioned having no record of the initial attack but confirmed that the dogs involved in the recent incident were euthanized.
This incident raises concerns about the responsibility of pet owners to properly restrain and control their animals in order to prevent such attacks. The community is reminded of the importance of promptly reporting aggressive animal behavior to authorities for appropriate intervention. The tragic outcome serves as a reminder of the potential dangers posed by unrestrained or aggressive animals in residential areas, emphasizing the need for vigilance and action to ensure public safety.
In the wake of this alarming event, it is essential for pet owners and local authorities to work together in maintaining a safe environment for both humans and animals. The incident highlights the need for swift and effective measures to address aggressive animal behavior before it escalates into tragic outcomes. Such incidents serve as a sobering reminder of the importance of responsible pet ownership and community safety.