LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas woman attacked by three pit bulls is recovering but remains very upset that the pit bulls killed one of her dogs during the attack.
The attacked happened on Monday evening on the east side of the valley near Tropicana Avenue and Pecos Road.
Tracy Mischel said the dogs just appeared out of nowhere and started attacking.
She said that all three of the dogs took part in the attack.
Mischel fought hard trying to save her little Pekingese dog by attempting to pry open the dogs jaws that were clamped down on her dog.
Each time she attempted to get the dogs to stop attacking her dog, she was attacked.
She suffered numerous injuries in the attack from being bitten and from being dragged down a driveway.
During an interview with 8 News Now, Mischel could be seen with both of her arms bandaged from elbow to wrist and one of her legs bandaged.
The bandages cover deep, deep puncture wounds.
Unfortunately, the Las Vegas woman attacked by three bulls is not a unique situation.
Last month, two children were attacked by pit bull mixes.
Drug dealers and street thugs seem to favor owning pit bills because of the protection they provide and do not raise them to be socialized.
Oftentimes, the dogs are trained to fight by irresponsible pet owners who even provide small dogs to the pit bill as bait.
The small dogs or other animals that are used as bait are tied up while the pit bull is restrained, or they are placed in a small enclosure with the dog.
After training, the dog owner/handler unchains the dog and allows him to kill it.
Irresponsible pet owners failt properly secure their dogs and, when they escape attacks often occur.
The dogs that attacked Mischel and who killed her dog were taken by Animal Control and, so far, no one has claimed ownership.
Tracy Mischel does not have health insurance and an account has been set up in her name to assist with her medical expenses at Wells Fargo Bank.
Donation can made at any Wells Fargo Branch using account number 7436304542.
If you have information about who owns the dogs involved in the attack that please contact Las Vegas police at 702828-3111 .
To remain anonymous you call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555, visit the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com to submit your tip, or TEXT “CRIMENV” + your tip info to CRIMES (274637).