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22 thoughts on “2023 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Walking Down a Road in Rockport, Texas Brutally Killed by Multiple Dogs

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  1. When I’m out walking I carry a weapon with me so I at least have a chance if some of these maulers are running loose. Without a weapon your only hope is help gets to you in time.

    I hope the owner at least gets charged with negligent homicide. There is no excuse for letting your dog run loose and injure or kill someone.

    • Yep. I love to walk. It’s a shame that I have to carry just to walk my neighborhood. But I do. Too many dogs running loose. It’s terrible that this man was killed by those mutant dogs. It’s time to hold these owners responsible. Charge them with murder and lock them up.

  2. I cli credit on the Adrian arispe link and it goes to Google Street view maps and I scrolled and rotated around and actually saw 2 of the dogs – the b&w mix and a tan & white pit bull and also a mom dad and little girl in another driveway possibly waiting for the school bus
    The mom appears to be looking at for off prop loose dogs
    Also in another driveway there is a an stopped at a gate and appears to be a property owner walking to the gate to let person in and person is waiting inside their car

    Pictures can sometimex tell a thousand words

  3. That poor guy walking and getting kill by pitbull or pitbull mix.this only happen in America because they won’t do anything about the dangerous dog breed whether it pitbull or some other dangerous breed.I wonder if these pitbull belong to one lady or they belong to multiple people.

    • Unfortunately for some time now America has had the best government money can buy and the pit lobby had the money. So instead of bloodsport dogs being spayed and neutered into extinction back in the ’80’s when dogfighting became illegal they got rebranded as pet animals which never should have happened. Maybe something will change once a congresscritter gets mauled to death.

  4. Another horror show in a country that has murderous “pets” running loose. No one is safe anywhere any more. Pits have contaminated all bloodlines now. It seems we’ll never be able to put the toothpaste back in the tube. The hope is for stricter laws and penalties but I’m skeptical much will change. I completely understand why people want to arm themselves just to take a walk.

    • I don’t leave home without a tactical can that would really hurt if it was being swung like a baseball bat.

  5. There has been a significant update at the bottom of this post. A second arrest and a fence line that you won’t believe!

  6. The fence is apparently just for ornamental purposes.

    I don’t understand these deaths. There are people in the USA that keep their dogs confined during the day but turn them loose at night so they can get some exercise, breed, and kill people and animals. Maybe these owners were just that kind of owner.

    • Ever feel like yer livin’ in The Purge but the dangerous crazies runnin’ loose are pitbulls and The Purge is happening nightly?

  7. They caught the 2nd owner on 1 of the border bridges-
    Obvi9sly this is an example of the authorities in a particular dept have a lot to do with how cases r handled and whether or not any justice is served so kudos to Aransas County and the d3pt that caught the 2nd individual

  8. I wouldn’t call that a fence, I’d call it a screen. Along the line where it’s WAY off the ground, there looks to be a view of the bottom 1/4 of a dog house.

    Oddly, there’s a wire fence further down, then the board fence starts up again, closer to the ground, then more wire.

    Fencing doesn’t seem to be their strong suit.

  9. Can someone please explain to me what reason or motivation a politician of either party would possibly have for vetoing that bill? I don’t understand why anyone would veto that!

  10. Bizarre fence. Not only is there an open/missing gate on the one street, but also on the street behind the house.

  11. 2 years ago a neighbor had a traveling mechanic come to his home, the man had a pit in cab of his truck. When the neighbors lab came out, the pit jumped out of the cab & viciously killed the lab. No matter where you live, or go, be cautious. My family laughs about my fear, but it is real.

  12. In Texas, Counties are managed by an elected official called the “County Judge”. They are the boss over all County employees, including those at a County Animal Care or Animal Control Agency.

    In Aransas County, in 2022 the voters booted out an elderly County Judge who had been running the show for about 20 years. The “new” County Judge, a young guy with and MBA and general contracting experience named Ray Garza was overwhelmingly elected and took over on 1/1/23.

    That New County Judge inherited a whole bunch of County employees who were set in their ways, including Aransas County Animal Care employees backed up by a whole army of “animal lover” voluteers.

    The New County Judge discovdered, just since January 2023 that Aransas County Animal Care was woefully short on facilities to keep dogs in their possession, whether “nice” strays or vicious attack dogs like the 5 who killed Mr. Flores on June 20, 2023.

    Apparently there had been many, many complaints by people who lived near the 5 vicious attack dog pack’s owners about the pack killing other animals, including goats and cats, as well as, allegedly a few little dogs. The attack dog pack had bitten people prior to June 20th. However, given the “fact” that Aransas County Animal Care agency was always “full up” the Animal Care management employees decided to allow the attack dog pack to continue to roam the community, roughly a 1 mile radius around the dog owners’ “unfenced” home. The vicious dogs were simply allowed to roam by both their owners and Aransas County Animal Care. Those reckless decisions were made in 2021-2023 and vehemently supported by the “dog lovers” who are volunteers at Aransas County Animal Care. Bottom line, they care more about dogs generally than they care that Mr. Flores was ripped to shreds and is dead.

    The REASON that Aransas County Animal Care agency didn’t have enough room to “impound” the 5 vicious attack dogs was that the old man, the 20-year Old County Judge decided to pish the County’s capital improvement budget away on building a fancy new Aransas County Court House to replace the utilitarian one. He and his 2 close pals on the County Commission picked the fancy new Court House over expanding the Animal Care and control facilities to meet the need which they KNEW existed.

    While the County borrowed the original budget money to build the lavish new Court House, there were huge cost over-runs in the construction processwhich the County had to fund “out of its pocket”.

    In essence the 20-year Old County Judge was building the Court House as a monument to his ego, and to have ‘cushy surroundings’ for County office employees excluding the Animal Care employees and the impounded and sheltered dogs who are at another location, out by Aransas County Airport. Having enough space in the “dog pound” was not a priority of the elderly Old County Judge in 2020-2022.

    Then, on top of that bad decision, the eye of Hurricane Harvey had hit Aransas County in Fall 2017, doing mega millions of dollars in damage to Aransas County’s buildings, docks and other County facilities. The County DID have hurricane insurance, and the insurance “fund” (a weird coop of government agencies) paid a significant part of the cost of the hurricane repairs to the County facilities, with the County having to go into its pocket to pay the rest of the repair costs.

    BUT THEN, things got measurably worse, because the elderly Old County Judge had hired one of his friends, a woman with no General Contractor’s license or general contracting/subcontractor supervisory experience, to be the “Manager” of the multi-million dollars in repairs of the damages to Aransas County’s buildings and other facilities. She had possession of all the “insurance money” and was supposed to be paying the contractor’s and subcontractor’s bills. But she wasn’t.

    She either pished away or ripped off a huge portion of the hurricane insurance proceeds. As a result, the County had to “go into its pocket” to the tune of millions of dollars to replace the missing insurance proceeds to pay for the repairs. Contractors got stiffed, the County got sued, and the elderly Old County Judge didn’t do a darn thing about it. Instead, the problem of the missing millions of dollars in hurricane insurance money was dumped in the lap of the young guy who became County Judge on 1/1/23.
    The New County Judge in turn had to go to the Texas Legislature to get “permission” to sue everyone involved in the disappearance of the millions of dollars in hurricane insurannce proceeds, permission which was only given about a month ago. There’s no guarantee the County’s lawyers can find the missing money or get it back out of the hide of any third party.

    So the bottom line is that Aransas County’s residents are triple-screwed. Huge numbers of stray dogs are running loose in the County, some of them biters or outright attack dogs, but Aransas County Animal Care doesn’t have enough space to “lock them up”, and has no money to build the needed Animal Care facility expansion.

    Second, Aransas County has to pay construction costs “out of its pocket” to finish the fancy, new unnecessary County Court House which the County could’t afford in the first place, but construction continues because the Old County Judge signed a construction contract with a legit contractor promising to pay the construction bills as costs were incurred by the contractor.

    Third, Aransas County is also paying the repair costs for the Hurricane Harvey damage to “cover” the insurance proceeds which were ripped off, misspent and otherwise disappeared.

    Then to “ice the cake” of the horror of Lewis Flores death at “the mouths” of the 5 vicious dogs who had been repeatedly let go because there was nowhere to impound them: The crackpot Animal Care volunteers are angry with the New County Judge, Garza, for ordering that the killer dogs be locked up whether County Animal Care employees liked it or not, ordering the Animal Care employees to “find the room” to lock the biters up.

    AND the elderly, clueless Old County Judge’s friends are still angry with his replacement, Judge Garza, that their clueless pal was shoved out of power by the voters, so the old codger’s buddies, primarily Chamber of Commerce types and real estate agents, are blaming Judge Garza that the County didn’t find enough money ($2+ MIllion) to expand the dog impoundment facilities at Aransas County Animal Care before Mr. Flores died. The Old County Judge’s pals are trying to blame the violent dog attack on the NEW County Judge, who has to clean up the economic mess created by their buddy, the Old County Judge and his 2 pals on the County Commission who were in cahoots with the Old County Judge at mis-managing the County’s budge for “capital improvements” i.e. building stuff.

    This whole mess goes to show you that people get killed by biting dogs, NOT just because of bad, lazy owners, or indifferent Animal Control employees, but also by pig-headed POLITICIANS who won’t make enough public money available to impound and shelter both bad biting dogs and good homeless ones. The public is simply let at the mercy of the clueless politicians…like Texas Governor Greg Abbott who vetoed the “toughened up” vicious biting dog bill which had been passed on a bipartisan basis by both houses of the Texas Legislature. That veto came just 3 days before the 5 vicious dogs roaming loose in Aransas County aka Rockport killed Lewis Flores by ripping him up like a shark would do.

    • Interesting details. Euthanizing unwanted animals, especially of the variety most likely to attack, would free up space.

  13. Wow. Just Wow. Vanna.

    At this point I think someone needs to say it.

    This is about corporate corrupted politicians stealing every penny out of the pockets of the working class and having zero accountability for what they do with those tax dollars.

    Having to sue over what is clearly criminal fraud and wait years to collect tax funds back, if it happens at all, is ludicrous.

    It’s not *their* wealthy gated communities that are impacted by their refusal to tackle the pitbull problem. It’s not in their corporate sponsor’s interest to back up the victims with free medical care and lawyers or to annoy the pitbull lobby and pet industry that are lining their pockets.

    The pets, livestock, children and grannies of the wealthy aren’t being torn apart by pitbulls. It’s overwhelmingly the working class neighbourhoods calling the police/Animal Control and getting no adequate response to their concerns–yet THEY are the ones footing the bills for these all these government agencies.

    The working class and working poor (regardless of actual incomes) are the main funders paying for the shelters who are shoveling pitbulls onto them and their neighbours to turn their neighbourhoods into hellscapes.

    How’s that for twisted irony?

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