Man attacked in his backyard by neighbor’s dog dies from injuries

Paul Anthony Striegl Jr., 47, died on Sunday, nearly a month after he was mauled

A man was attacked by his neighbor's dogs on Heidelberg Street on Sept. 5, 2023. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A man who was attacked by two dogs as he sat in the backyard of his Northeast Side home has died from his injuries.

Paul Anthony Striegl Jr., 47, died at Brooke Army Medical Center on Sunday, nearly a month after he was mauled in the 9500 block of Heidelberg Street, the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed.

Animal Care Services and San Antonio police said he was attacked by two American Staffordshire Terrier breeds, commonly known as pit bulls, that were owned by his neighbor.

The dogs crawled under the fence into Striegl’s yard after they were let outside.

Striegl was bitten on both arms and the stomach, causing serious injuries.

Neighbors and people nearby intervened to rescue the victim from the dogs.

One of the dogs was male, the other was female and neither was sterilized at the time of the attack.

On Sept. 27, a judge ruled that the male dog be euthanized. The female dog has since been sterilized and returned to her owner.

The owner of the dogs cooperated with the investigation and could face criminal charges, according to SAPD. There have been three other animal-related calls to both addresses, but not involving these dogs.

This is the second fatal dog attack in San Antonio this year.

In February, Ramon Najera, 81, was mauled to death by three dogs in the 2800 block of Depla Street, off of Highway 90 and Cupples Road on the West Side.

The owners of the dogs, Christian Moreno and Abilene Schnieder, were indicted by a Bexar County grand jury. They face charges of injury to the elderly and dangerous dog attack resulting in death.

To report a dangerous animal, call 311 (210-207-6000). If the animal poses an immediate threat, call 911.

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