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A pit bull home invasion: Terrorize neighborhood weenie dog after getting in through pet door

A pit bull home invasion: Terrorize neighborhood weenie dog after getting in through pet door

Deer Park resident Michael Trahan is counting his lucky stars this week, after a pair of pit bulls snuck through his kitchen dog door and attacked his dachshund Ginger. 

"These dogs are crazy," the homeowner told KHOU. "They don't care who they eat up."

The pit bull escaped from a neighbor's yard Tuesday night, breaking though a wooden fence. They quickly entered Trahan's home, where they proceeded to devour the food set out for his own dogs. Surely, Ginger was none too happy about sharing her dinner.

"They caught her between the shoulder and her right leg. She's got a big old gash."

"They were eating out of this food bowl right over there, and my little weenie dog heard them," Trahan explained from the scene of the attack. "When they'd seen her, they chased her down the hall . . . They caught her between the shoulder and her right leg. She's got a big old gash."

After the Trahan family rottweiler scared away the invaders, local animal control officers arrived and let the owner of the pit bulls off the hook with only a fine. Deer Park police told KHOU the neighbor's dogs likely would earn a designation as "dangerous" pets, meaning authorities could seize the animals if another attack is reported.

Now holding an $800 vet bill, Trahan feels short-changed and has boarded up the doggie door to prevent the possibility of future incidents. “I’m scared to death to go out in my backyard,” he said.

Meanwhile, neighbor Jason Colvin — the pit bulls' owner — insists his pets are misunderstood.

"They're not vicious at all," he said, introducing his pit bull named Tank. "They're raised around 5-year-olds and above . . . These are people dogs. They’re friendly.

"They’re going to go in your house. They’re not there to eat anybody."

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Two pit bulls sneaked into a Deer Park home and attacked a daschund. The owner of the attackers insists his dogs are misunderstood. Courtesy of KHOU Houston/Channel 11
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