Security camera footage captures mauling of Central Texas boy by loose pit bull
A young boy in Central Texas was attacked by a pit bull mix outside of his family’s home. Neighbor’s security cameras captured the attack.
Media: Footage courtesy Manor Police Department
A 7-year old boy in Manor, Texas fell victim to a surprise attack when a pit bull mix burst through its home’s front door earlier this week and attacked.
Brison Aldridge was playing with other boys in his neighborhood’s cul-de-sac around 7:30 p.m. in what his mom described as “a daily activity.”
Shauna Allen-Aldridge. Brison Aldridge’s mother, told mySA.com that the supposed safety of the area was a selling point for her family to move to the area.
But Monday evening, while vacuuming her van in the driveway, Shauna Aldridge was interrupted by a child who said her son was being attacked by a dog.
Thankfully, Shauna said, neighbors had immediately jumped into action and pulled the dog off of her son.
Brison Aldridge was rushed to the emergency room at Dell Hospital where his mom said six deep lacerations required sutures and he had an X-ray, as doctors feared Brison’s kidneys could have been punctured from the dog bites.
Shauna Aldridge believes that the owners were on their way to take the dog on a walk as their front door was open, but before they could put the dog on a leash, he had raced out the door.
The concerned mother said the pit bull mix has had a history of tearing up a neighbor’s fence and attacking other animals, though this is the first time she’s heard of the dog attacking a child.
At this moment, no charges have been filed, but Shauna Aldridge said she has turned the matter over to an attorney. She said the dog has no vaccines and is not registered.
The pit bull mix was taken by an animal control unit Monday evening and will stay in their possession for at least 10 days, she said.
Shauna Aldridge said the owners of the dog have yet to approach her family or check on her son’s condition.
She said her son is recovering form his wounds, but seems to be weary of going outside.
“We are just so grateful it wasn’t worse,” Shauna said.
This attack is one of about 9,500 dog bite injuries that require hospitalization in the U.S. annually, according to Dogs Bite. a group that tracks dog attack trends, primarily pit bulls.
The organization has reported one fatal dog attack occurring this year so far. Two-month-old Skylar Dean Julius of San Marcos was attacked by her family’s dog, a German shepherd, resulting in her death on January 17.