Odessa Woman Hospitalized After Pit Bull Attack

Odessa Woman Hospitalized After Pit Bull Attack

Josh Navarro
NewsWest 9

ODESSA- An Odessa woman is recovering at a hospital after being attacked by four pit bulls Monday afternoon. This isn't the first time dogs have been a problem in that area and neighbors are now on edge.

An average pit bull is about 17 to 22 inches tall and can weigh up to 65 pounds. One can imagine what this woman was facing as she faced four of the animals.

An afternoon stroll along the 3700 block of West 10th Street in Odessa quickly turned dangerous. A 54-year-old woman was attacked by four pit bulls around 2 p.m. She was rushed to the hospital and authorities say she had several injuries throughout her body.

NewsWest 9 talked to a person who lives in that neighborhood and he says this isn't the first time there's been a problem with dogs. He has actually called animal control several times in the past.

"Those dogs have been loose ever since they've been here," neighbor, Jay Joiner, said.

Joiner says some of the dogs may have killed a couple of his chickens and a cat. He worries about his grandkids playing outside in the neighborhood.

"My grandkids come out here, you can't hardly come out to play. I've seen the other kids that would be riding up the street on their bicycles and that and you can't hardly, you don't feel safe letting the kids out playing without being out there supervising because you never know when they're going to come out."

Joiner says someone needs to take care of the problem. The four dogs were impounded and quarantined. The owners of the dogs include a 17-year-old male and a 40 year-old male. Both were issued citations for no rabies shots, no license and dogs running at large.