Marcus Kizaza: Texas man loses chunk of his nose after vicious attack by neighbor's two pit bulls
FORTH WORTH, TEXAS: A Texas man who was attacked by two vicious pit bulls lost a big chunk of his nose, and is now unwilling to leave his home without a facemask. Marcus Kizaza watched the dogs on a Ring camera, following which they attacked him and bit his nose off outside his Fort Worth home.
Initially, Kizaza's children noticed the dogs on the video and thought they were cute. He approached them from the driveway. His wife told him the dogs were "friendly," but after jumping on him, they began attacking him. He called out for his wife and tried to escape, but the dogs bit his hands, face and legs, and tore off his nose. He was eventually able to jump on top of a white truck that belonged to a neighbor, NBCDFW reported.
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"He was yelling really loud and the dogs were really vicious. We realized that there was part of his nose under our car," Bianca Mireles, a neighbor who called 911, said. She said that the EMTs and firefighters who came to help had to fend off the dogs. "The dogs were just trying to attack whoever was around. So, if you were on the ground, they were going to attack you," she said, according to the Daily Mail.
'Owners have been issued two citations'
Authorities in Fort Worth confirmed that one of the dogs died after being hit by a patrol car. "I just saw afterward them taking the dog away in a big red bag and then them spraying the ground with water," Mireles said. The other was reportedly taken away from the scene by local animal control officials.
Kizaza had to undergo several surgeries to reattach his nose, and spent over a week in the hospital. He has now finally returned home. "I'm feeling better now, but I'm having a pain on my knee and my finger too," Kizaza said.
The owners of the dogs have been issued two citations for unrestrained dogs. Kizaza's wife, Leslie, thinks enough has not been done, and the family now needs help to survive financially. "We still have the mortgage to pay. We still have kids to feed. So, that's why I need to know where is the dog's owner," she said.
Kizaza, who was in pain and struggling to speak, is embarrassed to leave the house without a mask. "I can't speak a lot. I don't just want people to just see this, you know?" he said.
GoFundMe launched for Marcus Kizaza
The family's attorney, Cole McNeal, said the family was not working but had expenses to pay off. "We want to gather all the information and make sure that the proper individuals are included. The person that owns the house, the person that leases the house, individuals that live there, the dog owners," McNeal said.
A GoFundMe set up for Kizaza reads, "Hi my name is Leslie Kizaza. This fundraiser is for my husband, Marcus Kizaza, who was attacked outside of our home on 2/16/2023 by our neighbors two pit bulls. He suffered bite wounds to his face, arms and body. He has had 2 surgeries in less then 1 week. Now, he’s going to have a 3rd plastic surgery in two weeks from now to fix his nose. He has a long road ahead of him and will need medical and financial assistance. This is a very difficult time for our family and every little bit would help greatly. Thank you for taking the time to read my husband ‘s story." At the time of writing this article, $930 USD had been raised of the $30,000 goal.