Two on scene pit bulls seized by animal control officials.
Authorities Suspect Dogs
UPDATE 09/02/13: No updates about the death of Juan Campos were made over the long weekend. Campos was discovered dead by Miguel Velasquez, one of his grandson's, in his backyard on Friday. Severe wounds consistent with bite marks covered one of his legs. His pet chihuahua was lying nearby also dead. Velasquez said that three pit bulls were in the yard when he arrived. Two were attacking his next-door neighbor's pet; the other was pacing back and forth.
"Those dogs should have been kept in a better, safer place or tied up," Velasquez said. "They have been aggressive in the past."
Updates to news articles posted late Friday stated that animal control seized at least five dogs in the area. Beall told the Houston Chronicle, "At least one of them has quite a bit of blood on it." So far, deputies have not found anyone who witnessed the pit bulls attacking the elderly man. Velasquez said the dogs, belonging to his rear neighbor, "have been aggressive in the past." Campos' family said they previously tried to work with the neighbor about controlling the dogs.
08/30/13: Elderly Man Found Dead
Katy, Texas - On Friday, an elderly man was found dead, and it appears he was attacked by several dogs of the pit bull variety.1 The victim's grandson, Miguel Velasquez, discovered the body of Juan Campos, 96, in the backyard of his home on Maplewood Drive. Velasquez said that three pit bull-type dogs were near his grandfather's body when he discovered it. The lower part of one of the victim's legs was "missing." The video shows a fresh hole in the fence of an adjacent property.
A pet dog that belongs to the Campos family had also been killed.2
Animal control officials seized at least two dogs. Residents believe at least one of the dogs belonged to a neighbor of the victim. Harris County Sheriff Sgt. Ben Beall said, "There's a wooden fence that surrounds the complainant's yard and there are holes in the fence where the slats have been broken." He added in the video, "We have bite marks and blood in the backyard. We also have a small dog that belongs to the family that was killed and was also lying in the backyard."
An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of the man's death.
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2Pit bull dog aggression ends in human death again.
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"Those dogs should have been kept in a better, safer place or tied up," Velasquez said. "They have been aggressive in the past." — Earth to Harris County, there is a state felony dog attack law with this dog owner's name written all over it.
Apparently, the 223rd American killed by a pit bull since the CDC Report and the 97th on President Obama's watch.
Too bad the man didn't have Secret Service Protection….
It is sad when they know this is fatality and they instead try to look for any other explanation.. Like the postal worker who had a heart attack during a pitbull attack that was not listed as a pitbull fatality. If a drunk driver hits you and bleed to death, it is called a drunk driving fatality. If you die from a pitbull attack they list the failure of one internal organ as the cause of death.. instead of noting that the pitbull attack caused the body's organ to fail.
Ppl r blaming the pits again with no facts they need to get the facts straight chihuahuas bite an attk too and it was the chihuahua that killed human an the pits were tryin to rescuehim but it was too late when they got there they were jus try to protect him but ppl are racist an the pitbull gets the blame and he shouldn't of provoked them by being in his own backyard every1 knows pits don't like old ppl and yet he still went outside and it's his fault
If bite mark casts and identification and/or blood spatter/sample show the pits were the attackers, who wants to bet the nutters will claim it's some sort of conspiracy/frame job… Show of hands anyone?
The blame-the-victim garbage gets me the most. Reprehensible.
Governor Perry's 32nd Pit Bull DBRF…maybe when the body count gets to 40, he will do something…