Jun 26, 2010

Man disfigured by Pit Bull attack

OILDALE, Calif. -- An Oildale man is recovering in the hospital after being attacked by two pit bulls. The attack happened around dusk Thursday night at a home in the 500 block of Wisteria Street.

Family members who witnessed the attacked told ABC 23 that 29 year-old Luis Luque was attacked unprovoked by two pit bulls. According to Luque's girlfriend, he had been to that home many times before to talk to the residents who live there and nothing ever happened with the dogs.

"He just walked up to the door and knocked. They opened the door and one of the dogs went after his leg. Luis knocked off the dog from his leg, and that's when the other pit attacked his face and I started to scream," said Victoria Flye.

Dr. Vip Dev, a local plastic and reconstructive surgeon got the call to do the emergency surgery late Thursday. Luque had extensive reconstructive surgery done to his face, nose and lips as a result of the attack.

The attacked happened in front of Flye and Luque's daughter who said they are now dealing with the emotional scars. What makes matters worse for the family is that they don't have medical insurance.

Dev said he is not going to charge the family for his services to repair Luque's face, which would have cost more than $10,000.


  1. Pit pirates can say all day long how the little breeds are high on the list as being biters and that is true. But it is not acceptable to have a dog that disfigures people on a regular basis the way Pits do. Yes Daschunds and Cocker Spaniels bite. Maybe they will bite more than once. But they do not do this kind of damage when they attack. When you have your own family member disfigured for life as a result of one of these freakish monsters you understand completely why they need to be banned. (Layla)

  2. These dogs can't tell friend from foe, so they just attack whoever happens to be on the other side of the door. Good thing it wasn't a girl or boyscout.

    Kudos to the doctor for waiving the huge amount of money it took to reconstruct the man's face!

  3. I agree 4truth. And Laila I am sorry for what you have been through. I cannot begin to imagine.


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