51-year-old man dies after being mauled by dogs during walk in Huffman neighborhood

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HOUSTON – Nicolas Vasquez died Sunday after being viciously attacked by dogs for several minutes last Thursday in Huffman.

Maria Castillo said the attack comes on the heels of another recent incident just last month involving one dog. However, this time it was three dogs that took Vasquez down, according to witnesses.

Castillo said bite marks now cover the 51-year-old’s body.

Calvin Stoy said he was the first to scare the dogs off of Vasquez.

“His one leg was torn down to the bone,” said Stoy.

Castillo said parts of Vasquez’s feet had to be amputated.

Stoy knew the dogs because he said they lived right beside him.

“They’re pit bull mix. You can see the pit in all three of them,” said Stoy.

When Stoy got to Vasquez, he said he knew it was a dire situation.

“He was laying on his back and bleeding profusely,” said Stoy.

Now, Stoy has a message for others.

“If you’re going to have pit bulls and stuff, you need to keep them up, they can turn in a moment.”

The dogs, according to neighbors, were taken away by officials following the incident.

One of those neighbors told KPRC 2 Investigates that the bus stop had to be moved from the intersection where the dogs lived because they had intimidated and chased kids in the past.

The family has set up a GoFundMe to help with funeral arrangements for Vasquez.


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