Residents of a neighborhood around Robert Clark Park in northeast Houston say at least one man has been training his dog to attack stray dogs who've made the park their home for years.
One dog sustained serious cuts to his face and chin earlier this month, but fortunately volunteers who regularly feed the dogs were able to find him help.
Volunteer Martha Vasquez says she and other advocates were able to place five of the remaining dogs with rescues, but was unable to grab the seventh known dog -- an approximately 18-pound terrier mix.
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Brittany Faske of ADORE told us in an email:
When Goliath arrived at Westbury, the vets first noticed the extensive amount of damage done to his face. He had deep wounds and bite marks that needed sutures. Due to the amount of pain that he was in, they had to keep him sedated.
Last Friday one of the doctors noticed that his wounds were not healing properly, so they had to re-open cuts on his chin and clean them. During this process, he was also neutered. Throughout the whole process he's been such a trooper and is so sweet.
Overall he's doing better, but not ready to come home just yet. He is in such great hands and is very comfortable.
If you have any information about people using Clark Park's stray dogs as bait, please contact Houston Crime Stoppers, 713-222-TIPS(8477). You can remain anonymous, and could be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.
You can also post tips on the volunteers' Facebook page, Clark Forgotten Barks and Friends.