Two pitbulls left unleashed MAUL elderly woman, 60, after killing neighborhood cat
Two unleashed pit bulls have reportedly mauled the arm of an elderly woman after killing a neighborhood cat. Emergency crews responded to an address in Canterbury Chase, in the Gold Coast suburb of Ashmore, at 8.51 am local time on Wednesday, July 27, following reports that a dog had bitten a woman's arm.
The dogs, both belonging to the American Pitbull breed, were reportedly left on the loose by their owner and had already mauled a cat to death. In what seems like an unprovoked attack, the two dogs then teamed up to bite the woman who was in her 60s. Authorities said a man in his 20s, a witness to the incident, was also targetted in the attack but did not sustain physical injuries.
The woman and man were taken by Queensland Ambulance Services to Gold Coast University Hospital. The woman, who has not been identified, is said to be in stable condition at the time of publication. She is being treated for an arm injury, while the man, also unidentified, is receiving treatment for shock. According to 9News, the two dogs were found and taken to the pound by Gold Coast City Council.
There has been a spate of disturbing pitbull attacks in recent months. MEAWW previously reported how a woman who used to sleep with her pet pitbull was almost eaten alive after he snapped and devoured "half her arm" in a vicious attack. Tya Lucas, 41, from Lewisville, Texas, was introducing her new pup Roo to her pal Peter, 33, on May 16 when the seven-stone pitbull Hercules lunged at him and buried his teeth in his neck. Tya sprang into action and pried the dog away from Peter, locking him inside the bathroom. Later, when the mother-of-one was alone in the living room with the beast, it turned on her.
Last week, I got to speak with Tya Lucas, who survived a brutal dog attack in #lewisville. An officer said it was the worst body mutilation he’s seen. It was a tough story to hear and write. But I think her recovery and resilience is worth a read. Look out for it soon @DentonRC pic.twitter.com/xPW4Gpo0oM— brooke colombo (@BrookeColombo) June 9, 2022
The pitbull viciously attacked Tya and tore off two-thirds of her right arm. He then proceeded to eat her bicep and also dug its teeth into her leg and foot. Tya's daughter Tana, 20, and her husband Harley, 21, luckily had just arrived home at that moment and Harley was able to pull the canine away from Tya and carry her outside the home. Tya was rushed to a hospital and placed on a ventilator for two days. She would end up staying at the hospital for 19 days, with hundreds of stitches across her limbs and five surgeries to remove dead skin. Doctors also performed a sixth operation in which they took some muscle from her back, rolled it up into the shape of a bicep, and attached it to her arm.
MEAWW also reported how 62-year-old Dennis Moore was fatally attacked by pit bulls. His lifeless body was found in an alley on San Francisco Avenue, about two blocks away from his home in St. Louis, Missouri. His wife, Melvina Moore, knew something was wrong when he didn't give her a call before bed like he usually did on July 11. Investigators also found a second victim, a 92-year-old man, suffering from significant bites from dogs attacking him in the alley. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.