Jul 24, 2010

Stray Pit Bulls Attack Lakewood Man

 A 63-year-old Dallas man said he thought he would die when two dogs attacked him Friday morning.

Two pit bulls attacked Dost Aryan in the 6300 block of Monticello Avenue as he was taking a morning stroll through his Lakewood neighborhood just before 7 a.m.

David Cunniff, who witnessed the attack, said it was something he will never forget.

"It lasted 10 minutes or something," he said. "It was horrible. I could hear this guy, you know, help and screaming and yelling at the dogs."

Witness Says Dog Attack Was "Horrible"

Cunniff said the dogs mauled Aryan "from head to toe."

"His lip was hanging from his chin," he said. "I mean, he had bites on his forehead. Every inch of his body appeared to be covered in bites."

Cunniff watched in horror as Aryan somehow managed to get away from the dogs and make his way to a nearby porch.

"My neighbor looked out of the side window and I said, 'Let him in, let him in,'" he said. "I don't think she knew what was going on either. We had no idea."

Neighbors called police.

"The police showed up, and they got aggressive again, and the police took a shot -- had to fire at them -- and then they ran off between the houses," Cunniff said.

Dallas Animal Services caught the dogs a short time later.

Animal control will keep the dogs for the next 13 days to test them for rabies. They will also check for any microchips the stray animals may have to try and determine who, if anyone, owns them.


  1. Wouldn't it be easier & faster if they killed the pits then checked their brains for any sign of rabies? If they really did have rabies, how long would it take to show up anyway? And if a person is bitten by an animal with rabies, how long can they wait to take the shots before the disease affects them and the shots become ineffective?

  2. check out the shelter video footage of the pits in question.


  3. Remember folks, that whole ordeal will count as one bite and on paper is equal to a pom bite that doesn't break the skin.

  4. This morning I was driving in the lakewood area and there were 4 stray dogs - 2 were definately Pit Bulls, one looked like a German Shepard mix and the other was tiny.

    I called animal services and was re-assured that it takes 1 to 5 days for them to act.

    These dogs looked rough, possibly even escaped guard dogs.

    4 stray dogs roaming in a pack the week after this horrific attack and THAT is the response.

  5. I was driving to work this morning as well, saw a loose starving Pit Bull dog scavenging through some garbage.. I went back home and got a big bowl of water and food, took it over there and left it near where the dog was, and then called animal control. AC said they could not get to it for a few days because they were shorthanded. I made a note and will bring this up if something happens to anyone.

    They never want to take things seriously until someone gets hurt!


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