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Pit bull launches unprovoked attack on pug from out of nowhere

Pit bull launches unprovoked attack on pug from out of nowhere

Name: Pug
Victim: Pet
Location: parking lot in apartment complex, California
Year of attack: 2021

Tell us about the attack

I was walking back to my apartment unit with my two pug dogs. Because I am a single woman and wise for my age, when I saw possibly a few men standing off close I decided to go a different way. When my dogs and I had cleared about 5 ft of the alcove, a pit bull emerged out of nowhere and attacked my female pug. I started screaming and within a half a minute those men came out and tried to dislodge their female pit bull from where she had bitten my dog at the juncture of her arm and her ribs. My pug screamed in pain and I did not know how to get out of this sudden awful situation. The strangers were indifferent and didn’t seem to be affected by what happened. It was all captured on surveillance cameras.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
Perhaps had I not walked the way I had, both me and my dogs could have been seriously hurt. My vet said that it was a miracle my dog was not killed. She had saliva and a puncture wound all over her side, fractured ribs, but she was such a trooper because once her medication wore off it was like it never happened. About a month before this attack I thought I saw a pit bull running loose in the parking lot resembling the one that attacked, and the young man that seemed to be one of its owners. This was probably who I encountered that unfortunate day. There are so many loose pit bulls running around unattended to and unleashed, and there needs to be more crusades that will get people to care about the horrible consequences of this reckless irresponsibility.

Legal Consequences
Because the situation could have been far worse in so many ways I chose to not press charges, and I also chose not to sue because of personal safety reasons. The owners were told to leave the property. I’m not sure if the animal was impounded or confiscated.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Keep your pit bull on a leash, always! So many pit bulls are running loose literally in the street, and they attack and kill people as well as other animals. If you ever have an unleashed pit bull that has latched on to another, count yourself very lucky if you were able to reverse the assault. Pet owners and dog walkers should never take anything for granted. Always be aware of your surroundings, any possible dangers. You never see it coming. The vet might recommend using pepper spray but sometimes this method of defense fails. Please obey leash laws, no matter what. Even if your pit bull is trained off leash it’s no guarantee of their or anybody’s safety. Animals suffer because of man’s ignorance. If you can’t responsibly control and care for/about your animal you shouldn’t own one.


Young boy checking mail victim of unprovoked pit bull attack

Young boy checking mail victim of unprovoked pit bull attack

Name: VWG
Victim: Child
Location: Apartment Complex, Texas
Year of attack: 2021

Tell us about the attack

On September 9th, 2021, my young nephew, King, was doing one of his chores, which was checking the mail as he did every day. As King was going to the mailbox, the neighbor’s pit bull attacked him. A passer-by saw the pit bull biting at his face. She and the pit bull’s owner were able to get the pit bull off King. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital, with a very hysterical mom. King received over 60 stitches in his head. He also had lacerations on his forearm from trying to cover his face. He was able to return home the same evening. His mom was told that he may need to see a surgeon because the scarring may be permanent.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
My nephew no longer wants to go outside alone. He has nightmares and is afraid of all dogs now. He was also upset about this accident keeping him from playing on the Junior High school football team. My nephew was always happy and silly at times. I see a complete turnaround in him now.

Legal Consequences
The pit bull was taken by animal control.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
That just because you are minding your business, things like this could happen to anyone.


Landlords renting to people with illegal pit bulls

Landlords renting to people with illegal pit bulls

Name: Bema
Victim: Child
Location: Apartment building, Ontario
Year of attack: 2020

Tell us about the attack
My daughter was walking with her two-year-old child. When she approached the door of the apartment building, a large illegal pit bull lunged toward her child’s face.

If my daughter had not grabbed her child as quick as she had, the aggressive large pit bull would have bit her little face. The superintendent rents to owners of pit bulls that are not muzzled. We are so terrified to even walk or go anywhere around or in the apartment building. Why is the owner allowed to rent to persons of such… are they not breaking a law? Can they be held accountable for a dog attack? I don’t know what to do. We not only fear the pit bulls but also the pit bull owners. I cannot even let my grandchild be safe when they visit me. I don’t know what TO DO.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
We are so in fear, afraid that one of us could get murdered by an illegal pit bull.

Legal Consequences
None

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Why are landlords allowed to rent to owners of pit bulls, which are banned in Ontario? Why would anyone want a pit bull that murders children, babies, elderly, pets?


12-week-old Cockapoo pup mauled to death by illegal pit bull

12-week-old Cockapoo pup mauled to death by illegal pit bull

Name: Toby
Victim: Pet
Location: Apartment Complex in Winter Park, Florida
Year of attack: 2020

Tell us about the attack
Our little Cockapoo “Stevie” was mauled to death by an unleashed pit bull as we left the elevator. We attempted to fight off the pit bull but Stevie died in my arms moments later.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
My son said he will miss the years of loving experiences we were supposed to have. Stevie was only 12 weeks old. We were both traumatized and are now in therapy with a psychiatrist who concluded we have PTSD. This was the most violent event I ever experienced.

Legal Consequences
Orange County FL…sad…couldn’t even take the hell hound…however the pit bull owners, who lacked any remorse, surrendered the pit bull to animal control. The apartment complex is avoiding responsibility even though they were aware of an illegal pit bull living in the building. Stevie is viewed by law as property but to us he was family.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
This was senseless…no leash on the pit bull.


Pit bulls gave me a pit bull education, and now I advocate against them

Pit bulls gave me a pit bull education, and now I advocate against them

Name: Steve
Victim: Pet
Location: Courtyard of apartment building, Maryland
Year of attack: 2019

Tell us about the attack

A month or so after I got my Newfie puppy, Floyd, a pit bull mix attacked him in the shared courtyard of our apartment building. I had to yank him into the air and kick the other dog away. As he was only 4 months old and around 30-40 lbs, I was able to lift him quickly. Turns out the attacking pit bull was owned by the boyfriend of a girl living in the building and the pit bull should never have been in the building to begin with. 18 months later, Floyd is around 150 lbs and is attacked again by another pit mix. This time, I can’t lift him so he runs towards door with the pit latched onto the hair on his neck trying to dig for skin. I was able to grab the pit, yank him off and throw him away far enough that Floyd and I could get inside and shut the door. This time it was an “emotional support” pit bull

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I no longer take my Floyd to dog parks and won’t walk him in areas I don’t know. I’m now scared to allow him near any other dogs. He loved other dogs when he was younger and now aggressively barks at all others. He’s still a Newfie so barking is the most he’ll do but he is still not the same dog.

When I was 18, I heard girls screaming outside my family’s house and went outside with my father to find a dog that was on fire. We were able to get help and save the dog. It was a pit bull mix. We adopted the pit mix, named it Kaybee, and gave it a great home. Still, I was never comfortable having other people around it, but didn’t think anything negative about pits until the attacks on my current dog. As a result of the attacks, my opinion about pits has completely evolved and I now support strong BSL (Breed Safety Laws.)

Legal Consequences
The first pit bull that attacked mine was not allowed there anyway so it was banned and the apartment tenant’s lease ended soon after. The 2nd one was a battle. The pit bull owner was apologetic but refused to remove her pit bull from the premises. As there was only one shared area for dogs to use for the entire apartment building, this was not acceptable so I told them it had to go. When I said I would contact animal control, I was informed that it already had a bite on its record so that would mean it would be euthanized. The owner decided to move out and probably let her pit bull attack other pets in her new apartment rather than have her vicious killer put down.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Pit bulls are responsible for the vast majority of fatal dog attacks on humans and especially children. But that is not the only concern: they are also bred to fight dogs and they have an extremely aggressive prey drive. They are vicious killers that do not belong around children, other pets or any decent person. If you want to guard your junkyard, then maybe a pit is the dog for you. Otherwise, let these mutant killers die out by eliminating the breeding population.