NE Harris Co. dog attack victim, whose legs were amputated, dies from his injuries

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Man loses legs after vicious dog attack in northeast Harris County
A Huffman-area man had to have his legs amputated after three dogs attacked him Thursday night while walking home.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A Huffman-area man died over the weekend after three dogs attacked him on June 9 as he was walking home.

The video above is from a previous report.

Relatives identify the victim as 51-year-old Nicolas Vazquez.

According to neighbors, the attack happened after 9 p.m. Calvin Stoy saw Vazquez walk by. He heard dogs barking and then he heard some moans. Stoy found Vazquez in a ditch at Havard near Crosby-Huffman Road and said he had to fight off the neighbor's dogs.

"Both legs were torn up bad, hands and arms. He had bites on his head. He was in really bad shape. He lost a lot of blood," Stoy told ABC13.

Vasquez's legs were amputated below the knee, Vazquez's sister-in-law, Maria Castillo, said in a previous report.

She said this is the second time the dogs attacked him in a month. The pit bull-terrier mixes have been terrorizing the neighborhood for weeks, residents said.

Harris County Animal Control seized the dogs the night of the attack. They were under quarantine as of June 10, according to the Harris County Public Health's Veterinary Public Health Division.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said they found a hole in the fence and the dogs had blood on them.

"You're responsible for what your dogs do," Stoy said.

Vazquez's family has set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for the medical bills he incurred while in the hospital. You can make a donation on the GFM website.

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