Dogs allegedly attack three people including a firefighter in NW Houston

A and two women were injured while fighting off a dog in northwest Houston and the owner says he can't believe his would ever be capable of such a thing.

The attack by the two dogs — a 4-year-old chocolate lab and a 1-year-old boxer — happened in the 5000 block of Georgi Lane in the Oak Forest neighborhood at around 7:30am Thursday just as were leaving for work.

“As I got close to my car, the light brown one, which I haven't seen before, lunged at me and I jumped in my car as quick as I could,” said resident Lynn Ringe.

Then the situation escalated. The brown boxer approached a woman and she tried to shy it away, instead it bit both her and a neighbor who came to her aid.

Both women were hospitalized and are said to have undergone surgery for bite wounds to their legs.

When police responded, a gun was fired several times at the animals who weren't struck. A paramedic was nipped by a brown lab, but his injuries were minor.

The owner of the two dogs apologized to those injured and added that he's concerned about his dogs.

“My dogs aren't . I don't understand what transpired while I was asleep. Maybe if they attacked anybody they were scared because they were out. Generally they're inside dogs,” said the dogs' owner Sonny Pena.

Animal control investigators were told the animals were accidentally let out of the home by a friend who was visiting.

Both dogs were later taken by the owner to animal control where they'll remain in quarantine for 10 days. If they're healthy, they'll be returned to the owner.

However, the victims could ask for a dangerous dog hearing.

“I'm not certain what the outcome or protocol could be, but that's a possibility given the nature of the injuries,” said Carlene Lormand with Houston BARC.

The conditions of the female victims are unknown at this time.

Houston animal control says there is no records of the dogs having bite problems before.

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    • sashaoven
    • March 16, 2013

    black pepper or something like that

    • iseeuthar
    • March 16, 2013

    These dogs make the same faces I do when I sneeze

    • pHOxish
    • March 16, 2013

    I watched this right after watching The Thing. I was kinda scared…

    • Derek Rodriguez
    • March 16, 2013

    One of these is not like the others

    • March 16, 2013

    And what was that?

    • m4rn4
    • March 16, 2013

    1:44 lol what a turkey sound:D

    • julko6070
    • March 16, 2013

    its like kicking a Motorbike after a long winter 😀

    • jayelle218
    • March 16, 2013

    whenever my dog sneezes he bangs his head on the ground like really hard….lol dogs are dumb

    • donacaixa
    • March 16, 2013

    why some of them sound like weird penguins? hahha

    • TSF3102
    • March 16, 2013

    i don’t think 3:12 is a dog

    • Kate T
    • March 16, 2013

    Awww, George!

    • apower18
    • March 16, 2013

    Cute overload.

    • ctmusicgirl7
    • March 16, 2013

    aw they make such cute FLUBUHTBUH noises

    • Jennifer Noelle
    • March 16, 2013

    My dog did.

    • OceanSkate401
    • March 15, 2013

    1:17 you motorboatin son of a bitch (thumbs me up so i get top comment for originality).

    • EvryGudUsrNameIsTakn
    • March 15, 2013

    hate to be a debbie downer but seeing this made me feel bad for the dogs coz it reminded me of having a really bad allergy attack.

    • wNNdSharK
    • March 15, 2013

    the last…dog is my favourite one

    • CoftheJ69
    • March 15, 2013

    That’s not even a dog it’s a bear cub.

    • Leo bries
    • March 15, 2013

    3:24 is that a bear?LOL

    • musicfan2513
    • March 15, 2013

    1:23 MARLEY!!!!

    • FireDragonJr
    • March 15, 2013


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