Victim Undergoes 8th Surgery
UPDATE 09/19/08: A South Side woman mauled by two pit bulls is still in the hospital. Denise Rocha is going through her eighth surgery since that attack. The dogs ran out of a yard and bit the woman all over her body and killed her poodle. Rocha's family says doctors aren't sure how much she'll be able to use her arms in the future. So far, the district attorney has not filed charges against the dogs’ owner.
09/02/08: Friends Say Injuries Life Threatening
A San Antonio woman mauled by two dogs remains in serious condition. Friends of Denise Rocha told News 4 her injuries are life-threatening. Rocha was attacked by two pit bulls last Thursday while walking her dog. She was rushed to Brooke Army Medical Center where doctors were able to stabilize her. One of the pit bull was shot and killed following the attack. The other remains in quarantine.
08/30/08: Victim is Named, Condition Improving
Denise Rocha is in stable condition and improving at Brooke Army Medical Center. Neighbor Anthony Ortiz, who had tried to stop the attack, showed reporters the machete, steel bat, and BB gun he used to fight the vicious dogs off Rocha and her poodle. "It was like the dog was trying to rip pieces of meat off," Ortiz said. "I couldn't see her face because the head was all bloody. I guess he was biting her head too."
08/28/08: Two Pit Bulls Attack Woman, Kill Dog
San Antonio, TX - Two pit bulls mauled a woman as she walked her poodle. The woman, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital with multiple wounds to her body. Witnesses said the woman was covered in blood when she was being taken to the ambulance. One of the pit bulls was shot and killed by police. The woman's poodle was mauled to death by the pit bulls.
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