Victim: Adult, Child, Pet
Location: Sidewalk, Colorado
Year of attack: 2022
Tell us about the attack
Tuesday October 4, 2022, I took my 11-month-old girl for a stroll in her stroller around the block with our 2-year-old Blue Merle Aussie, named Mabel. During our short walk, a pit bull mix broke through the fencing of a neighbor’s yard and aggressively ran at my child’s stroller. I stepped in the way and the pit bit into my right hand, lacerating and puncturing my finger. Our Aussie stepped in between to protect my daughter and me. The pit was relentless, ripping and shredding Mabel’s underbelly region, tearing chunks of tissue off the bone of her legs and leaving puncture markers all over her body. I fought with everything I had to get the pit mix off her to no avail! Thankfully a neighbor offered a rake and honked a car horn to scare off the pit. Mabel was rushed to an ER for surgery and I required medical care for my hand.
How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
Sadly Mabel will forever have mobility limitations due to the attack. My daughter was traumatized by the experience.
I don’t think I will ever feel safe again walking in the neighborhood without a weapon and pepper spray.
The owner was given a warning for not fencing the dog properly. More legal action will be taken but at this time the owners were given a warning and all I could do was write a complaint to animal control.
What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Pit bulls are killing machines; once they start a fight they won’t stop until they kill. They are unpredictable and will attack unprovoked, sadly attacking even children.