SAN ANTONIO- A woman is sent to the hospital after what she describes as a vicious attack by two pit bulls. It happened Monday morning when she was dropping off her child at her aunt's house on the West side near Old US Highway 90.
“She's thin and I thought they were going to pull her down and I thought oh my God, they're going to kill her,” explained Alma Factor.
Alma watched helplessly as her niece, 31- year old Suzanne Aldape was being attacked by two dogs in the front yard. Suzanne had just driven up to the home to drop off her young daughter for the day. When she got out of the car the pit bulls surrounded her, lunging towards her.
Suzanne Aldape said, “I was hitting one of them with the umbrella and I hit it and it kind of backed off but then out of nowhere the other one bit me”.
Somehow Suzanne managed to get away, but by then she was bleeding from several deep bite wounds. Her family called police for help as the dogs tried to go after other people as well.
“The dog had jumped over my neighbor’s yard to attack him, but he got on top of his truck,” said Alma.
When an officer arrived one of the dogs tried to attack him so he shot the dog dead before the animal could harm anyone else. The other dog was picked up and is in the care of Animal Care Services.
As for the victim, she said this was not just a dog bite, but a horrible attack.
“Uh, yeah, it was an attack, an ugly attack, stupid dogs, they're vicious, I don't blame the dogs, I blame the owners”.
The woman was treated for her injuries and is expected to be OK.
The dog’s owner has been cited for six violations.