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Boy injured in 3-dog attack in far east El Paso; man arrested

EL PASO, Texas – A boy was seriously injured after being attacked by three aggressive dogs in far east El Paso.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office arrested 29-year-old, Jose Lopez, saying he was responsible.

Lopez was booked into the El Paso County jail on a $100,000 bond and charged with attack by dog. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance.

The attack happened at 15000 block of Colonia Tierra.

The dogs were taken by the El Paso County Welfare Department.

ABC-7 spoke with the boy's mother, Norma Gonzalez.

She said her 9-year-old son Martin Macias was attacked.

Gonzalez said the boy was waiting for the school bus, just a couple of properties down the road when the dogs attacked him.

She said that one of her daughters saw it happen and screamed for her.

She said Gonzalez’s oldest son then went and detached Martin from the dogs.

“When I saw him I called the ambulance and the firefighters came quickly and took him to the hospital,” said Gonzalez.

She said the attack left him with no ear, part of his lip gone, missing teeth and scratches on his face.

“I feel very sad to see my son like this, with all these bites” “..I don't know why they didn’t tie them up or close them up behind a fence,” said Gonzalez.

Gonzalez said neighbors in the area have had problems with these dogs before.

Deputies said the canines were removed from the residence but officials have not said if they will be euthanized

Still, Gonzalez is glad something was done.

“I feel a bit at peace knowing these dogs will not bite anyone else,” said Gonzalez.

“I just pray to god that everything turns out good, and that my son can recuperate the fastest possible,” she said.

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    1. It has gotten so, that I don’t take my dog for a walk as often as I used to. I keep seeing strays and sometimes they are aggressive. I have had to pepper spray two in the last two months.

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