CHICAGO (CBS) — He was nearly killed in a vicious dog attack. Now, one year later, a UPS worker is still fighting to get the dog put down.
As Roseanne Tellez tells us in this Original Report, despite two reported attacks, the dog’s owners want him back.
A judge gave Diana Sanchez yet another chance to save her pet pit bull, now in custody after a vicious attack.
CBS 2 talked to Jesus Toledo last September just after he was mauled from head to toe, trying to deliver a package for UPS. He says he begged Sanchez not to open the door.
“She said don’t worry, it’s a nice dog. I can handle it,” Toledo told CBS 2 last year.
“I was sure it was my last moment of living,” he said.
The dog went for his feet, piercing his work boots, bit of part of his ear, mauled his hands, and severed a thumb.
He credits a passing mail carrier, who threw his body on the dog, for saving his life.
Toledo said he never imagined he’d have to fight to get the dog put down.
“I assumed the dog must die.”
In fact, a judge ruled the dog should be put down. But the dog owners are appealing. And today, they got a continuance.
When asked, “are you not concerned the dog will hurt someone else,” Sanchez replied, “Ma’am can you get out of my face?”
Toledo says he’ll be back in court too.
“I just don’t want anyone else to get injured, because I was lucky,” he said.
Toledo fell off a porch trying to escape the dog, so he also hurt his knees, shoulder, and back. Even a year later, he gets physical and psychological therapy five days a week.
Just six months before this dog attacked Toledo, it bit a cable installer who filed a report.