pet was hit with a garden tool and a family was forced to the ground in
a violent home invasion. Due to the graphic nature of the dog's
injuries, we've blurred the video above.
COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A dog was attacked with a garden tool and a
family was forced to the ground during a terrifying home invasion early
Tuesday morning in northwest Harris County.
Around 5 a.m.,
deputies responded to a home invasion in the 6900 block of Feather Creek
Drive near Misty River after a woman called saying four masked men
entered the back of her home.
According to authorities, she said the armed intruders kept asking for money, but she told them she didn't have any.
woman believes that she was followed home after cashing a check at the
bank. Officials say she stopped at several banks that day trying to open
The woman and her three sons, one of them a toddler, were all asleep when the suspects barged in.
The family was put facedown on the ground. Two of them suffered minor injuries.
As the men left, they hit the family's dog in its neck area with a garden tool, authorities say.
The animal was left seriously wounded and bloody. Family members took the pet to a nearby veterinarian.
Due to the graphic nature of the injuries, we have blurred images of the dog.
sheriff's office said they didn't have a good description of the
suspects at this time, but will be checking the neighborhood for video.