Vicious dog attack leaves dog dead, owner injured - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Vicious dog attack leaves dog dead, owner injured

Baby, a dachshund, was injured in the attack. Baby, a dachshund, was injured in the attack.
Trista Brandon suffered injuries while trying to break up the attack. Trista Brandon suffered injuries while trying to break up the attack.
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

A dog owner is pleading for help after a vicious dog attack this morning in west Lubbock. The owner had to put down one of her dogs, and another was injured after she says a pack of dogs attacked them on her own property.

Dog owner Trista Brandon says she was leaving her home near 34th Street and Research Boulevard about 9 a.m. when she saw a man on her property with about five or six dogs that looked like greyhounds.

She says her two little dogs, a poodle named Lucy Lu and a dachshund named Baby, ran toward the pack of dogs.

Tears ran down Trista's face as she described what happened next.

"His dogs immediately started attacking my poodle. One had her by the head, and another had her by the tail and were just trying to rip her apart," Trista said. "Our little poodle isn't going to make it because her esophagus was punctured. Our little dachshund just had back surgery about two months ago, so she couldn't even run. They're going to try to stitch her up."

The veterinarian told Trista all the muscles between Lucy's neck and shoulder had been ripped out. In extreme pain, there was nothing left to do but euthanize her beloved dog. Baby had seven stitches on her side and is now at home, still heavily sedated.

Trista says she and her mom were also victims of the brutal attack. "I was just trying to hit and kick and do whatever I could to try to get them off her. My hand is pretty bad. I can barely move my fingers. I think they hit nerves when they bit down," she said pointing at her bandaged arm.

"My mom drove up and was trying to put the car in park, but missed and put it in neutral. The car started to roll and rolled over my poor mom's foot fracturing two bones," she said. "She was also bitten in the hand."

Trista says the man kept saying things like don't call the police, and that he would pay the vet bills, but before she could get his information he quickly drove off with his dogs. "He just took off like he didn't care," she said with tears streaming down her face. "I can't believe he didn't even… yes people's dogs can have uncontrollable senses, but he could have stopped and took responsibility for his dog's actions."

She couldn't put in a police report because she was unable to get the man's license plate number, but with a detailed description of the man, she hopes someone will come forward with information.

She says he was a black male in his 60s, about six feet tall. She says the truck he was driving was a black Ford F150, possibly an older model - between a 1996 and 2003 with a more rounded body. There was also a large crate in the back where the dogs were kept.

If you have any information Trista's family asks that you call police or animal control.

Copyright 2012 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

    Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:35 PM EST2018-02-22 22:35:21 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:54 PM EST2018-02-23 02:54:32 GMT
    A St. Louis grand jury indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)A St. Louis grand jury indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

    A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015.

    A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015.

  • US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

    US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

    Thursday, February 22 2018 2:34 AM EST2018-02-22 07:34:20 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:45 PM EST2018-02-23 02:45:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). United States celebrates winning gold after the women's gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). United States celebrates winning gold after the women's gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.

    Twenty long years after taking gold when the sport debuted in 1998, the United States snapped Canada's streak of four straight Olympic golds with a 3-2 shootout victory.

    Twenty long years after taking gold when the sport debuted in 1998, the United States snapped Canada's streak of four straight Olympic golds with a 3-2 shootout victory.

  • Ted Cruz invokes The Simpsons to take dig at Democrats

    Ted Cruz invokes The Simpsons to take dig at Democrats

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:40 PM EST2018-02-23 02:40:36 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:40 PM EST2018-02-23 02:40:36 GMT
    Ted Cruz won 11 states in the 2016 Republican primary. (Source: CNN)Ted Cruz won 11 states in the 2016 Republican primary. (Source: CNN)

    Ted Cruz called said the Democratic Party was the party of Lisa Simpson at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday.

    Ted Cruz called said the Democratic Party was the party of Lisa Simpson at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday.

Powered by Frankly