South Oak Cliff Woman Facing Felony Charge For Dog Attack

L.P. Phillips
December 13, 2019 - 3:01 pm
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DALLAS (KRLD) - A woman from South Oak Cliff is now facing a felony charge for a dog attack. Martha Yescas Lira, 44, is facing a felony charge of attack by her dog causing serious bodily injury.

The attack happened Nov. 15 near Beckley Heights Park. Police say Yescas Lira's 3 pit bulls attacked a woman who was walking. The woman was hospitalized because of the injuries.

Residents who live in the area complained that dogs routinely roamed the area, menacing walkers and children who attended the nearby TG Terry Elementary school.

In the weeks since the attack residents say the city has stepped up animal control.

"It's about time that they're taking it serious. But it's sad to see that somebody had to get hurt for them to go above and do what they're supposed to actually do with their job." said resident Dawn Anderson. She has two children that walk to and from school.

Yescas-Lira is out of jail on bond. Court records say she is a citizen of Mexico