Earlier this year Jesus Galvon was attacked by a dog in front of his apartment complex in the 5900 block of Gaston. The 13-year-old boy was hospitalized after the loose dog bit both of his legs, causing deep lacerations.

Dallas Police investigated the incident and found that Luz Alvarez, 31, owned the dog. Alvarez was arrested yesterday. According to police, “The dog had bitten another person in March 2016 and was quarantined by Dallas Animal Services for that incident.  The animal was returned to Ms. Alvarez after the quarantine period and the dog escaped and attacked the child on May 30, 2106.”

The case was referred to a Dallas County Grand Jury and Alvarez was indicted. A warrant was issued charging her with attack by a dangerous dog, a third-degree felony.  Alvarez was arrested and transported to Lew Sterrett Justice Center.

The May 30 attack was just one of several that have hit the area recently. On July 31 a dog was killed while being walked at Tenison Park, earlier in the month another loose dog killed a leashed dog, and in May dogs killed Antoinette Brown.

 


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