Victim: Child — my daughter
Location: Our home, New York
Year of attack: 2022
Tell us about the attack
On Sunday, June 26th 2022 I was attacked by our pet pit bull.
There was a small propane torch leaking in my room. I’m freaking out because me and my mom have always been afraid of that stuff, so I ran out of my room and then I opened the gate at the end of the stairs and I heard the growl, the growl that I knew wasn’t a playful growl, and a look in our pit bull’s eyes that I’ve never seen before.
A I quickly turned so he wouldn’t get my face or throat, I tried to get back up the stairs before he actually locked onto me but I couldn’t. He got my leg. The pet that’s been in the same house with me for more then a year was just hanging off my leg, ripping, tearing parts of my leg that I didn’t even know could hurt, feeling his teeth graze my bone and watching Zach stress trying to get the pit bull off of me.
How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
My sweet 16 was completely different then it was supposed to be. I had a hole in my leg instead of my driving permit in my hand. I’ve learned so much through all of this. It’s made me so so much stronger. It’s made me realize so much that I can’t fully explain yet because everything’s hitting all at once.
They didn’t think they were gonna save my leg. That’s terrifying for a teenager to find out. I was just so thankful and lucky to be alive. And blessed it wasn’t one of my siblings.
On June 27th 2022 we surrendered all rights to the pit bull.
What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
It doesn’t matter how you raise a pit bull what so ever. It’s wired into their brain.