Dog attack victim: 'I was just losing hope that I was going to survive'

Dog attack victim: 'I was just losing hope that I was going to survive'
Marion Bowden
Marion Bowden

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock Animal Services are looking for a man who may have owned two dogs that attacked and injured two people in North Lubbock Saturday morning.

Three Lubbock police officers had to shoot and kill the dogs so emergency personnel could reach the victims, but one dog had a microchip that identifies a Lubbock man as the owner.

If convicted, George Torres with Animal Services said the man could face severe fines and even jail time. Torres said the dogs were pit bull terrier mixes.

Blanca Factor was taking her trash out from her home at Acacia Mobile Home Park at 2317 Auburn Street around 7 a.m. Saturday when the dogs attacked her, knocking her to the ground. She said they began biting and scratching her aggressively.

"I was just losing hope that I was going to survive through this situation," Factor said.

She was by the front office and when she began yelling for help, Marion Bowden who works there heard the commotion.

"I heard someone screaming out here and I thought it was a fight," he said. "I didn't know what it was. All of a sudden, I come out here and saw the dogs attacking her and had her down and all that. They got me down on the porch after I got her inside."

After Bowden got away from the dogs, he was able to shut the door and call 911 for Factor.

"She was in pretty bad shape," he said, "Because they done attacked her face and everything pretty good."

Factor was taken to the University Medical Center Emergency Room. She has at least ten wounds that required stitches. She also has to have a series of rabies shots.

Bowden also had to get treatment for a bite on his hand and rabies shots.

Factor and Bowden hope they will receive compensation from the dogs' owner for these medical expenses.


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