COPPELL, TX –– A 22-year-old college student will be permanently disfigured after a vicious dog attack.
Warning: Some of the details may be disturbing.
According to court documents, Jaqueline Durand was hired by a couple to care for their two dogs during the holiday break.
Durand had met the dogs previously without incident with the dogs' owners, Dr. Justin Bishop, and his wife Ashley Bishop. Mrs. Bishop failed to mention the dogs had violent tendencies and told Durand the dogs were kept in their kennels when the family wasn't home.
On December 23rd, Durand entered the dog's home and noticed the German shepherd mix breed, Lucy, and mixed-breed pit bull, Bender, were not in their kennels.
Earlier that day, Mrs. Bishop had texted Durand to let her know they had not put the dogs in the kennels. A decorative sign on the front door warned of "Crazy Dogs" and asked visitors to "Please don't knock or ring the bell. Call or text instead."
Durand had met the dogs previously without incident but was not aware they had violent tendencies.
When Durand entered the home, the dogs knocked her to the ground and began to attack her face and head –– "mauling her catastrophically."
According to the lawsuit filed on behalf of Durand, the dogs tore off all her clothes, including her blue jeans.
The dogs also tore off her ears, her nose, her lips, and most of her face below her eyes. They left hundreds of puncture marks all over her body.
When Durand was rescued from the home by first responders she was transported to a Level 1 Trauma Center where she has undergone multiple surgeries.
Durand's attorney claims the Bishops continue to defend the dogs even after the incident.
The dogs will be euthanized after a municipal judge signed the order.
The lawsuit is asking for more than $1,000,000 in compensation.