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Pitbull Frenzy

Name: JMS
Victim: Adult
Location: On the street walking my dog, California
Year of attack: 2020

Tell us about the attack
I was walking my 4 year-old female German Shepherd a few houses from being home. I saw a pitbull through a neighbor’s driveway gate looking at me and my dog. A man was walking toward the pass-through gate and I thought, “I hope he can control his dog because it looked like it wanted to attack my dog.” Next thing I knew was the pitbull was outside the gate attacking my dog and clamping on. I grabbed the pitbull by the tail and pulled as hard as I could. It let go of my dog but turned around and bit me on the leg. My dog went to the vet ER, I went to the ER and got my puncture wound treated. My dog has a lacerated leg and I am in pain (this happened 12 hours ago).

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
Too early to tell the long term effects because the pitbull attack was yesterday evening (12 hours ago). I did not trust pitbulls before, but now, even more, I think that cities should consider outlawing them within city limits and insurance companies should not insure homeowners who have pitbulls. I will always have the puncture scars to remind me of the danger of this breed.

Legal Consequences
Where I live Animal Control is very pro-active. The pitbulll is already quarantined (10 days) and I will be able to find out whether it was current on rabies shots. I do not want that dog back in my neighborhood again. The owner will be held liable for the pain, suffering and medical bills caused by his vicious dog. The house where the pitbull was is worth well over a million dollars, so I expect the owner has insurance. BTW, the owner got control of the dog after it bit me, went back into his yard and never came back to see how I or my dog were doing (I was laying there bleeding, neighbors called 911 and police and fire department came and checked me over.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Do not trust pitbulls. If you know there are pitbulls on the route you are walking, bring along pepper spray or a baseball bat for protection.


Our little Boba attacked by pit bull

Name: Ron Manor
Victim: Pet
Location: Street, California
Year of attack: 2020

Tell us about the attack
We walked around the block with our dog Boba on a leash, suddenly a pit bull came from behind and attacked Boba. The pit bull grabbed Boba in the stomach. It took a few seconds until I was able to kick the pit bull and the pit bull let go Boba which was bleeding a lot.
I saw the pit bull trying to go through a broken wooden gate right in front of where attack happened.
We rush to closest Vet. emergency Hospital. After we been told there is 75% of chance to live, we decide to pay $9,669.00 estimated hospital bill. I called the local police, they transfer me few times until I got an Officer at Animal care center. The officer ask to send him photos and details about the attack. I sent, he reply once, now two days after I am still waiting. Boba is out of the hospital and getting better.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
Just two days went by. I always thought that pit bull is a dangerous breed. Now I am sure.

Legal Consequences
Nothing yet

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Pit Bull is unpredictable breed, People should support the stop of breeding this breed.


It was a day like any other day…

Name: Courtney Berman
Victim: Adult
Location: Sitting on the curb outside my mom house. Not facing the owner or dog. California
Year of attack: 2020

Tell us about the attack
On April 5th 2020 I was sitting outside my moms house on a phone call when something suddenly pulled me back onto the sidewalk. At first I wasn’t sure what it was. I thought maybe it was a person trying to get my attention, but as I turned around, I realized there was a huge pitbull, biting my tricep. I remember the pain as his teeth sunk into my skin. I remember being confused at first and thinking that maybe he was playing with me. I tried to move my arm, to shake him off, but he just kept biting me. Harder and harder. I remember looking up at the owner who also looked scared and realizing then that I was in danger. All I know is that it felt like it lasted forever. And I remember thinking as he dragged me into the street that if I didn’t get up, this dog was going to kill me.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I wake up every morning just to realize that what happened to me was not “just a dream”. And it’s always in those first few seconds, when the pain in my elbow starts to spread up my arm, and my right thigh-where the skin graft was taken-starts to burn, that I realize, this is my new life. I’m grateful. Please don’t misunderstand. I am so incredibly grateful for the longest list of things. I’m grateful that I have my arm. That I can move my fingers. I’m grateful that more muscles and tendons were not permanently damaged. I’m grateful that he didn’t grab my neck. That he didn’t bite my face. And that he didn’t somehow manage to get on top of my body while I was laying helplessly on the floor. I know that I’m lucky. And there are these moments when I even feel it. Lucky.

Legal Consequences
The pit bull was euthanized.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
One of the things that help me survive my attack was that my uncle had heard somewhere that if you put your finger in the dogs rectum they will release their bite. After the dog let go of me it actually latched onto my stepdads forearm and my uncle used this method once again and for the second time the dog let go. I’ve been looking into attacks/dog bite advice columns over the last few months and I don’t see that being suggested or talked about anywhere. I’ve also heard stories about dumping a bucket of water over the dogs head to help them release their locked jaw. I’d like to get this information out there.
I’d like to prevent further deaths if possible.