A dog sitter has revealed the horrifying scars she sustained to her face after being viciously attacked by a dog and bitten a total of eight hundred times.
When Jacqueline Durand was “catastrophically” attacked by the two dogs in December, a german shepherd and a boxer-pit bull mix, she was only one day away from celebrating her 22nd birthday. The attack occurred in the month of December.
Because the assault was so terrible, Jacqueline, a student at the University of Texas in Dallas who studies supply chain management, feared that she was “going to die.”
She suffered a loss of thirty percent of her body’s blood, which resulted in her being hospitalized for a period of sixty days. The dogs tore her ears, nose, and face off of her, leaving nothing but bone left.
Officials ultimately put both of the canines to sleep by euthanizing them.
Even though Jacqueline still has a long road to recovery and additional operations on her face ahead of her, she has decided to go public with her new appearance in the hopes of encouraging other dog owners to be more vigilant about preventing assaults of this kind.
“I want dog owners to know their animals and be able to communicate with their sitters how they are,” she said in an interview with CBS News.
“To tell you the truth, I have no words.”
Jacqueline said that she had previously met the dogs, Lucy and Benner, during a meet and greet and that she had no problems with either of them.
“They don’t [usually] change their attitude from the time that I meet them to the time that I go there for the first time,” I said. “When I go there, I see them again for the first time.”
On the other hand, when Jacqueline arrived to Justin and Ashley Bishop’s house, the two dogs were not the “lovely” dogs she had seen before when she visited them.
As soon as she opened the door, the dogs pounced on her and dragged her all the way to the living room from the front entrance.
“When I felt the skin hanging from my face, I thought I was going to die,” she added. “I thought I was going to die.”
During the assault, Jacqueline was unable to telephone for assistance; nevertheless, the authorities were notified because an alarm was set off when the front door was left unlocked.
According to MailOnline, it took 37 minutes for paramedics to reach to Jacqueline because the dogs were “so aggressive”
After it was discovered that she had suffered “catastrophic” injuries, the Bishops said that their dogs had “no history of violence.”
“I am a father to three children. One of them is currently three years old. There is no history of violent behavior. “None,” Justin Bishop said while speaking to the cops.
However, according to a complaint that was filed by Jacqueline’s attorney Chip Brooker, the presence of a notice on their front door that cautions about sleeping newborns and “crazy dogs” is being contended as an indicative of carelessness.
Mr. Brooker told CBS News that the warning posted on the front door “suggests that the Bishops knew that both of these dogs had acted aggressively to people arriving at the front door.” “I think it suggests that the Bishops knew that both of these dogs had acted aggressively to people arriving at the front door,” Mr. Brooker said.
After conducting an impartial evaluation of the canines, a knowledgeable examiner reached the conclusion that “the dogs were dangerous and had vicious tendencies.”
Now, Jacqueline has shared her injuries with the world because, according to her, she “can’t be scared of the world.” Part of Jacqueline’s intensive physiotherapy involves gradually stretching her lips by one millimeter so that she can consume more food.
The lady, who had been a dog sitter for seven years before to the incident, said that despite what happened, she hasn’t given up on her dream of being a dog trainer someday.
“I had the impression that I did not ask for this. She added, “So, I believe that it’s time to reveal who I am now, and I can’t be terrified of it.” “So, I think it’s time to show who I am now.