Family of Pit Bulls Accused of Attacking West Odessa Woman Speaks Out 3/14/13
CBS 7 New Reporter
March 14, 2013
WEST ODESSA, TX - The owners of the dogs accused of the ambushing a woman are coming forward. They are telling CBS 7 that animal control has the wrong animals.
The Moore family says they raise their dogs like they raise their children and they don't believe their pit bulls could hurt anyone.
A vicious and brutal pit bull attack happened right down the street from the Moore family home.
Fifty five year old Anna Salcido told police 6 pit bulls mauled her. Her attorney’s office says the woman claims the dogs were eating her flesh, biting deeply into her legs and arms.
Now 6 of Moore's dogs are in the custody of animal control. But the family does not believe the pets are responsible for the attack.
"I feel so sorry for the lady… what happened to her. But to accuse our dogs of doing something that we know they're not capable of is very hurtful," said Rosa Moore, co-owner of the dogs.
During the time of the attack, 17-year-old Joshua Moore says that some of his dogs were loose and roaming the area.
But there are several other pit bulls that are wandering around the neighborhood.
"They want to accuse my dogs, just because they were running loose. I got two of them inside and they want to come and take them. I had one outside that was locked up and they want to take him," said Joshua Moore, co-owner of the dog.
The family signed over 4 of the 6 dogs and was ticketed for not having rabies shots up to date, not having a license for the dogs and for permitting the pets to roam at large.
Rosa says she could not afford to keep the dogs up to date and her biggest fear is losing their dogs forever.
"My son's basically… best friends will be killed. I'm just so sorry, so sorry," said Rosa Moore.
Ector County can open a case against the dog owners. If the case reaches trail, they could face criminal charges.
If the dogs are found to be apart of the act, then the owners could face up to 20 years of prison.
This isn’t the first time animal control has taken the dogs into custody. According to the Odessa Police Department, animal control has been called out to the Moore's home 5 times since August.