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Pit bull straining on leash

Humane Society Importing Pit Bulls From All Over To Sell

Name: Alda Crill
Victim: Pet
Location: Walking in street, Longmont, Colorado
Year of attack: 2012

Tell us about the attack

My Yorkie was brutally killed by pit bull in Longmont, Colorado on an April afternoon in 2012.

I was on my daily walk with my two Yorkshire terriers in a tandem leash one block from my home in my peaceful neighborhood. I noticed that an unleashed dog ran away from a woman who was weeding her front yard. She called to it but it continued to run away. I paused, but since it was running away from my direction, I continued walking, since I was almost about to turn the corner to return home. I saw it was a big dog, but didn’t notice what type it was. Just a few minutes later, it returned to the vicinity and raced straight towards my dogs and me, and attacking my smaller dog, pulling her out of her collar and viciously mauling her.

It was now all too clear what type of dog it was. It was a pit bull.

I screamed for help as loudly as I could but it was too late. My dog died soon thereafter at the veterinarian hospital.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I was extremely traumatized by the attack and could not go on walks by myself. My husband had to accompany me and I would jump into the street each time a dog would bark. We contacted our local newspaper and they ran a story about the attack.

Legal Consequences
The pit bull was put down and the owners were fined and the owner was required to wear an ankle bracelet for a year. It is against our local ordinances for dogs to be unleashed.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
My husband wrote an opinion piece for our local newspaper stating that if people own an animal capable of causing harm to others, they should face the consequences of that decision. It is unfair that others should suffer for their choices. I agree. However, these particular owners adopted another pit bull, and yet again, let it off leash, and it attacked another neighbor’s dog, a chihuahua. This time, fortunately the victim dog survived. They were again fined. I believe this shows a lack of remorse on their part, to say the least.

I personally would like to see all pit bulls exterminated. I see no reason why this type of dog should exist at all. After this happened, we learned that our local humane society imports pit bulls for sale from all over the country. They should be ashamed!


Pit bull from animal rescue turns into a nightmare

Pit bull from animal rescue turns into a nightmare

Name: Alison
Victim: Adult, Child
Location: My house, Indiana
Year of attack: 2021

Tell us about the attack

We bought an Staffordshire pit bull terrier mix from the shelter in Indy 3 weeks prior. We had no issues other than he was showing some signs of being protective. The pit bull and my 10-year-old were sleeping when my 11-year-old went in with food to wake her brother up. She yelled at him and the dog started attacking her. Didn’t touch the food. I was in the bathroom and didn’t realize what was going on. I came running when I heard her screaming help mommy I don’t want to die. I don’t want to die. She was trying to get away. I got the pit bull off her and got bit myself. We rushed her to the Emergency. She was pale and freezing. She had wounds to both arms. She was so scared. We got there and found out the pit bull had broken her right arm. She was transported to Riley children’s hospital in Indy. They put her under to stitch her. She had to have 15 stitches between the two arms. They couldn’t cast the broken arm because of the puncture wounds.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
She has missed the last few weeks of art. It’s been rough on us. She thought she was going to die.

Legal Consequences
I told Animal Control to come get the pit bull. They did and then they lost him. I don’t know if they got him later or not. I don’t ever want to see it again.

The animal rescue shelter knew more about the pit bull’s past than they they told us. My daughter reminded me that they had told the people behind us that he would not be a good fit for them because they had a young child. The report they gave us instead when we adopted it was that it wasn’t good with other animals.

My daughter could have died because we tried to save a pit bull. I had to miss work. It’s been rough.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
You never know what’s going to happen


Man disfigured and disabled for life by pit bulls

The pit bull massacre. My son is the victim

Name: Debra
Victim: Adult
Location: The yard of the owner, who never should have had these animals!, Florida
Year of attack: 2020

Tell us about the attack

My son, Kyle Cracolici, was shredded to pieces by two pit bulls on July 17th, 2020. He resided at the residence of the owner of the pit bulls. The owner had gone out. Kyle’s girlfriend showed up. The pit bulls knew her, but they started running after her anyway. Kyle goes to save her and get the pit bulls away from her, but they latched onto him and dragged him from the front yard to the back. All the while he was screaming “they’re killing me, they’re killing me”.

Kyle’s girlfriend tried to get her smartphone to work, but her hands were so covered in her blood and Kyle’s that she couldn’t even press 911. Neighbors wouldn’t help because they knew the pit bulls’ history and were afraid. Eventually, someone called 911. It took 15 minutes for paramedics and officers to arrive, and the whole time my son was being mauled to death.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I am speaking for my son, Kyle, because his right arm and hand are severely damaged. My son’s life is forever changed. His injuries were life threatening, and no one thought he would live. He’s extremely self conscious about his injuries, because they have disfigured him. He’s basically disabled. He suffers severe PTSD and severe depression. He’s been in and out of hospitals, ER’s, urgent care, many, many times, because of infection, sepsis and pneumonia. His wounds must be cleaned every single day, several times a day. He doesn’t go anywhere except his doctors because he doesn’t want people to see him, so he covers up. This is my son’s life, probably forever. This could have been prevented. He didn’t deserve this!

Legal Consequences
These pit bulls had previously attacked four other people. The owner was only given warnings by animal control workers, despite knowing that these pit bulls weren’t vaccinated or even registered. I hold them just as responsible as the owner. I had done an interview and their spokesperson said that my son’s attack would have qualified for removal of the pit bulls. So, it took that attack after the pit bulls had already attacked four other people? Seriously? I wrote to them, basically telling them off, and received no reply or even a statement saying they were sorry this happened. Kyle went through hell while in the hospital for six weeks, undergoing many surgeries, and I couldn’t even be with him because of Covid. How do you think I felt as a Mom? Heartbreaking.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
I would like people to know that pit bulls shouldn’t even exist, and I am sick and tired of hearing others say, “it’s the way they are raised.” Obviously other dogs are capable of attacks, but pit bulls are in a category to themselves. That night they were weapons that my son, Kyle, couldn’t even defend himself against. His injuries were horrific and the Deputy said he’d never seen anything like he saw that night. The doctors were praying they could save his right arm. Besides all the wounds he suffered, he had a punctured lung and was on a ventilator.

Once again, Animal Control could have prevented this, but didn’t.

Go Fund Me

Kyle’s GoFundMe fundraiser has the story from the beginning to present day. Pictures are included as well. https://gofund.me/c18959a1

News links

https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2020/07/18/pasco-county-woman-recalls-horror-of-pitbull-attacking-her–boyfriend

After Degloving Injuries and Skin Grafting Surgeries, Pit Bull Attack Victim Back in Hospital for Sepsis and Pneumonia


Pit bull drags young girl off swing and severely mauls her

Pit bull drags young girl off swing and severely mauls her

Name: Lynda Ellison (grandmother)
Victim: Child
Location: In yard – Calista was on her swing, Florida
Year of attack: 2016

Tell us about the attack
A pit bull mix from a rescue shelter grabbed my granddaughter Calista by the shoulder and pulled her off the swing. I threw myself on top of Calista but the pit bull grabbed her face and would not let go. I screamed to God to help us. She survived with over 100 stitches to her face, shoulders and arms.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
The horror will not leave my thoughts and probably never will. Tears flow when I relive this horrific mauling.

Legal Consequences
The pit bull was put down.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Please look up the origin of the pit bull. This breed was man made to fight and kill. It was a sport that people bet money on. The aggressive nature of the bull dog is in their genes. DO NOT TRUST THIS BREED.


Animal rescue workers lies about pit bull endangered lives

Animal rescue workers lies about pit bull endangered lives

Name: K.R.
Victim: Pet
Location: Walking on a street, Pennsylvania
Year of attack: 2020

Tell us about the attack
Two weeks ago my 11-year-old daughter was walking our 18 lb dog on a leash. A neighbor’s newly acquired female pit bull mix jumped a 4 foot fence and viciously mauled my dog. My daughter tried in vain to punch the pit’s head and grabbed her to release my dog’s head out of her tightly-closed jaws. My daughter’s screams alerted neighbors. Grown men couldn’t get the pit off my dog. One brave neighbor scooped up my dog when she dropped him, poised to attack again. My dog was fortunate to survive. The owner of the pit bull was a 73-year-old man living with his ill 93-year-old mother. The dog was a foster placed with them by animal rescue workers.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
Our family has been traumatized. My poor daughter will remember this violent attack for the rest of her life. Our neighbors who witnessed the attack said it was horrifying and were quite traumatized. She is scared to walk our dog by herself. Frankly, we are nervous, too.

Legal Consequences
The pit bull, marketed by the shelter as great with kids and other animals, was returned immediately. Two weeks after the attack, this pit was advertised on the shelter’s website as an “adoptable, adorable, sweet doll.” We cannot, in good conscience, allow this pit bull to be adopted by an unsuspecting family.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Shelters lie. Shelters continually misrepresent dangerous dogs.


Animal welfare organizations lie to protect the reputation of pit bulls

Animal welfare organizations lie to protect the reputation of pit bulls

Name: Vickie M
Victim: Pet
Location: Walking my dog just a few yards outside of my home, Wisconsin
Year of attack: 2017

Tell us about the attack

I had just taken my little dog out for a walk. I suddenly saw a large dog (confirmed by the owner be a pit bull) come running towards us and screamed for someone to get their dog. I froze, and suddenly, I was on the ground, and the large pit bull was off running with my little dog in his mouth by the neck.

I remember running and coming upon the pit bull on top of my dog. A man was on top of them struggling. I remember screaming. Suddenly, my dog was free. I grabbed him and ran. He had a large hole in his neck and blood and had trouble breathing.

I ran towards my home screaming for help. Luckily, a neighbor heard and drove us to the emergency vet.

They were able to save him! I found out later that the owner of the pit bull had to stab his pit bull to end the attack. I realize now how lucky we were!

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I am much more vigilant and cautious, especially when walking my dog.
I often carry “protection” just in case.

If I see anything that looks like a pit bull, I get nervous, and get far away.
I will no longer go to dog parks that allow pit bulls.

The silver lining is that this jumpstarted my advocacy to help prevent others from going through these attacks.

Legal Consequences
The pit bull owner was fined. Our vet bills were about $3,500. The pit bull owner has not paid anything. He doesn’t have anything to pay. so it’s not worth going after.
I was told the pit bull was put down that evening. Thank goodness!

My interaction with law-enforcement was very good. Unlike for others. The officer came to the animal hospital to speak with me and seemed genuinely concerned. He even wanted to see my dog when they were able to let me see him.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Pit bulls do not belong in our neighborhoods. They definitely do not belong in homes with children.

Pit bulls are not safe pets.

Almost nobody can stop a pit bull attack unless you have a gun or a knife or another strong weapon.

Attacks can happen in in the blink of an eye. Pit bulls attack unprovoked all the time. They seek out their victims.

Pit bull owners are ignorant of the nature of these animals. And, they love to blame the victims of attacks. They love to make excuses for every attack. It’s never the pit bull’s fault according to them. They are also very narcissistic.

Animal welfare organizations do not care about innocent victims. They will lie through their teeth to try to protect the reputation of pit bulls.


Unprovoked attack by pit bull that rescue workers claimed had been rehabilitated

Unprovoked attack by pit bull that rescue workers claimed had been rehabilitated

Name: MJ
Victim: Adult, Pet
Location: On the street in our neighbourhood, British Columbia
Year of attack: 2014

Tell us about the attack
My daughter and I were walking our small dogs when a pit bull being walked by another woman broke its leash, rushed across the street and attacked our little male dog. The pit bull was muzzled but determined and tore off its muzzle. It was a direct prey attack. My hand was bitten. Our little dog rolled on his back in submission and the pit bull ripped his stomach out. We had no idea what had happened or why – we couldn’t comprehend it. Pit bulls were restricted in our city before 2005. It was like a wild animal had come out of nowhere. I ran to the vet with little dog’s insides in my hands but he did not survive. The vet and his staff experienced trauma for months.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
We had PTSD for years after the attack. It took a long time to walk again in our neighbourhood. Years later, I tried to start jogging again, but within a week I was frightened by two different pit bulls. I eventually joined a gated botanical park so I could walk and run again in safety. The fear never leaves us. Even sitting on our porch, we’ve had unleashed dogs come tearing up the front path. Now that we know what can happen, we don’t feel safe anywhere, even on our front porch. It’s taken 6 years out of our lives.

Legal Consequences
The pit bull was taken by animal control and euthanized. Animal Control laid five charges against the owners, but the city prosecutor dropped the case for lack of “evidence”. It was considered a “dog-on-dog” fight. The woman owner got another pit bull a week after the first one was euthanized, but Animal Control removed it since the case was ongoing. Before leaving town and disappearing, the owners wrote a letter to a newspaper claiming it was our fault and their pit bull was a “support dog”. Through reporters, we discovered the dog had actually been seized from a fight ring in the north and kept for some time in a shelter. Two “behaviour therapists” from the shelter claimed it was “rehabilitated”. The couple who adopted it knew its dangerous background.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
We would like people to know that while all dogs can be dangerous, dogs like pit bulls in particular see small dogs as prey. We’ve been scorned and berated by owners of large dogs for being afraid, but once you go through this, you can never not know it. Pit bulls should be banned and heavily restricted in all areas. Above all, I believe laws should be written with strong consequences for owners of dangerous dogs. “Breed neutral” laws are not working.