A Texas college student was mauled by two dogs and left “permanently and catastrophically disfigured.” The lawsuit said that the student was attacked by two bloodthirsty dogs that tore off and ate parts of her head and face when she showed up to walk them
22-year-old Jacqueline Claire Durand of Coppell had just opened a home’s front door on Dec. 23 to walk Lucy, a German shepherd mix breed, and Bender, a mixed-breed pit bull, according to the lawsuit filed Tuesday in Dallas County.
The animals were not in kennels and rushed at Durand, violently attacking her, the lawsuit said. Durand has undergone multiple operations since the mauling, the lawsuit said.
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According to the Lawsuit:
The dogs’ owners, and ‘opened the front door — without provocation — the dogs, who the Bishops had left out of their kennels, pushed the door open and brutally attacked Jaqueline,’ the lawsuit states.
‘The Dogs knocked Jacqueline off balance, causing her to fall and drop her cell phone,’ according to the suit. ‘Then, the Dogs violently attacked her head and face — mauling her catastrophically.’
‘The Dogs were so violent and bloodthirsty that they pulled all of Jacqueline’s clothes off, including her blue jeans. The Dogs tore off and ate both of Jacqueline’s ears, her nose, her lips, and most of her face below her eyes,’ the suit adds.
‘In their prolonged attack, the Dogs left puncture wounds over most of her entire body,” according to the filing, which said the young woman has undergone ‘multiple surgeries.”
‘Other than the ‘Crazy Dogs’ sign hanging on the front door of the Bishop’s House, Mrs. Bishop failed to provide Jacqueline with any warnings concerning the Dog’s dangerous propensities,’ the lawsuit says.
The document also mentioned that before Durand arrived on a fateful day, Ashley Bishop “texted and informed Jacqueline that — inconsistent with the Bishop’s normal practice — they left the Dogs outside their kennels.”
The lawsuit accused a couple of negligence of allegedly failing to control, secure and train the animals, as well as “failing to provide a safe environment for their invitees.”
The dogs were captured and placed in the care of the City of Coppell before a municipal judge decided this month that both animals should be euthanized, according to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.
Durand’s attorneys have appealed the judge’s order to give them time to inspect the animals, the station reported.
Chip Brooker, an attorney representing Durand, said Thursday he’s “amazed by her strength.”
“It’s a day-by-day journey for Jacqueline right now,” Brooker said.
The Bishops have not apologized to her, he said.
Durand seeks a jury trial and compensation of more than $1 million, the lawsuit said.
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