A Texas college student who worked as a dog walker was reportedly attacked, with her face left “permanently and catastrophically disfigured” by two dogs in a “bloodthirsty” attack on Dec. 23, 2021.

The victim, identified as Jacqueline Claire Durand, a 22-year-old student at the University of Texas at Dallas, who also worked as a dog sitter, was reportedly brutally attacked by two dogs identified as Lucy, a German shepherd mix-breed, and Bender, a pit bull mix-breed, when she went to walk the canines on Dec. 23, 2021, New York Post reported.

On Dec. 23, 2021, when Durand showed up at the Coppell home of Ashley Bishop and Dr. Justin Bishop to walk their dogs, the canines were allegedly left out of their kennels and so proceeded to push the door open and brutally pounce on Durand, tugging on her head and face.

“The dogs knocked Durand off balance, causing her to fall and drop her cell phone,” the lawsuit that was filed in Dallas County by Durand's attorney Chip Brooker alleged. “Then, the dogs violently attacked her head and face — mauling her catastrophically.”

According to the lawsuit, the dogs then bit, pulled, and tore all of Durand’s clothes off, including her blue jeans. The dogs also ripped off and ate both of her ears, as well as her nose, her lips, and most of her face below her eyes, 7NEWS reported.

“In their prolonged attack, the dogs left puncture wounds over most of her entire body,” the lawsuit added.

Following the vicious attack, Durand reportedly had to undergo “multiple surgeries.”

The day of the attack was the first time Durand was hired to walk the animals. However, Durand had previously met the dogs “without incident” when she discussed the job with Ashley Bishop.

“Other than the sign: 'Crazy Dogs. Please Don’t Knock or Ring the Bell. Call or Text Instead of' hanging on the front door of the Bishop’s House, Mrs. Bishop failed to provide the victim with any warnings concerning the dog’s dangerous propensities,” the lawsuit says.

The Bishops were aware that their pets had violent tendencies and knew that their dogs were aggressive toward people who approach the front door. However, on the day of the attack, they kept the dogs out of the kennels they were usually kept in.

According to the lawsuit, Durand accuses the Bishops of negligence for allegedly failing to control, secure, and train the animals, as well as “failing to provide a safe environment for their invitees,” and seeks a jury trial and compensation of more than $1 million.

Following the attack, the dogs were placed in the care of the city of Coppell. Meanwhile, a municipal judge has decided that both dogs should be euthanized.

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