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Pit bull

A pit bull ate my daughter’s nose in unprovoked attack

Name: Brandy Watson
Victim: Child
Location: On our porch, Ohio
Year of attack: 2019

Tell us about the attack

In 2019, my 11-year-old daughter was attacked by a pit bull. My husband, my daughters, 1 of my husband’s cousin’s kids and I were all on my porch. The pit bull came over from a neighbor’s place and attacked my daughter for no reason with no provocation or warning.

She had 2 bites on her stomach, 1 bite on right hand, 2 bites to her face. The one bite on her face was the worst. The pit bull ate a chunk of her nose. She was lucky she was wearing her glasses. If she wasn’t she would have lost an eye that day.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
My daughter is still terrified of dogs. She gets stomach aches and sweating when they get near her.

Legal Consequences

After two-and-a-half years, we finally won a $300,000 lawsuit.

The pit bull owner, who was 18 years old at the time, didn’t want to put the pit bull down but her parents made her. But now, she owns two more pit bulls.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
While in theory it might be true that any dog can bite, pit bulls are way by far the most likely to, and are aggressively violent when they do.


Young girl on swing

9-year-old girl mauled to death by family pet pit bull raised from pup

Name: Grieving Auntie
Victim: Child, Pet
Location: Residence, Indiana
Year of attack: 2010

Tell us about the attack

I’ve unfortunately had numerous pit bull issues / attacks / maulings happen to either a loved one, myself or a family pet.

When I was a teenager, our tiny neighborhood that I grew up in had a pit bull that would often get loose and try to attack us. I had to climb onto a car one time. This pit bull eventually bit me in the thigh. Luckily I only got a small puncture wound. And I know now that I was very lucky.

A few years ago, our dog was attacked by four pit bulls who jumped our fence. Luckily she survived.

But the worst was the loss of my niece in 2010 at the age of nine, killed by her family’s pet pit bull.

My niece was just letting the dogs outside for their morning potty time when the pit bull decided instead to maul her, going for her throat. She did nothing to provoke the demon  animal. This animal was not abused. Their dogs were not used for “protection “ and they did not come from a fighting ring. My sister and brother-in-law did not raise the pit bull lovingly from a pup to do this.  I know for a fact that my sister and brother-in-law would never have gotten the pit bulls (as puppies) if they’d have known the outcome.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
The loss of my niece is something I nor my family will ever get over. The horrific way she died made life too unbearable for her mother (my sister). Her body physically and mentally started failing her, I believe from a broken heart. The loss of your child leaves such a broken heart that some parents can’t handle.  My sister is one of those parents. She is now laying in a nursing home at the young age of 42. She has Severe Traumatic Brain Injury from a fall caused by a seizure. Never in her 42 years had she ever had a seizure before.  So essentially I’ve lost my niece and my best friend / sister.

Legal Consequences
My sister and brother-in-law had the pit bull put down within a couple of hours after it killed their daughter. No charges were brought against them.

What would you like people to know as a result of the attack?
I believe that your chances of being attacked by your own pit bull is far higher than people think it is. I hope that when the pit bull does attack, it’s not a innocent child or person and that if it’s you, that you survive. If you own a dog that is either full or part pit bull, take every precaution to protect yourself and others.


Severely mauled by my friends pit bulls in driveway

Severely mauled by my friend’s pit bulls in driveway

Name: Ciah
Victim: Child
Location: Drive way, New York
Year of attack: June 12th, 2021

Tell us about the attack

I was walking up the driveway into my friend’s house when her 100 pound pit bull and one large mastiff pit bull mix attacked me. They were biting every limb of me and pulling for an extended period of time. They did not stop when commanded and had to be physically beat off me. My arm was almost completely detached from my body and I was coughing up blood. Every limb was completely covered in blood and I could smell my soft tissue and thought I was going to die. I spent a week in ICU. I had multiple surgeries, bypass, intubation and ventilators and I still am not healed.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I have terrible PTSD that makes it so I can’t sleep and I will have ongoing physical injuries and health issues for the rest of my life.

Legal Consequences
The two pit bulls were destroyed and homeowners gave the maximum.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Aggressive pit bulls don’t deserve a second chance; the “first bite free” rule needs to go.


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


ASPCA worker victim-blamed child victim of pit bull

ASPCA worker victim-blamed child victim of pit bull

Name: Aubrey’s Mom
Victim: Child
Location: Aubrey’s uncle’s back yard, Pennsylvania
Year of attack: 2021

Tell us about the attack

Friday, September 10th, 2021. I got a call from my daughter’s father telling me to meet him at the hospital and all I can hear is my 5-year-old daughter screaming like I’ve never heard her before in the background. She was attacked by 1 of 4 dogs that her uncle (dad’s brother) owned. It was an unprovoked attack by a 9-month-old female pit-bull. When I arrived at the hospital, my daughter was crying of pain and agony and there was blood all over her. She had been bitten a dozen times from her lip, neck and her whole body. She was transported from Jennersville regional hospital to AI DUPONT Nemours children hospital for surgery to close several deep bite wounds. The plastic surgeon said one more centimeter more and her carotid artery would have been hit and this would have been fatal! 40+ stitches.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
All of our lives have been traumatized! My daughter missed over two weeks of school and has not been the same since! Already anxious before the attack, this has not helped. She has been sick and in pain, stomach issues and body aches. Her doctor says she is probably one of few kids that internalize PTSD and trauma and it’s making her body literally sick. We are seeking counseling with not great progress!

Legal Consequences
Because they were family and I know they didn’t want this to happen no fine or anything happened and I didn’t want to press charges! Although after having to pursue the homeowners for medical, I learned that a incident report was never made (only the ASPCA was contacted) so 6 weeks later I had to report it myself! The ASPCA officer I spoke to was so rude and actually victim-blamed my then 5-year-old daughter! I am still in shock and also hurt that that after everything her uncle still has the pit bull and is planning to keep the monster! I pray to god it’s never around another child again because I know it will definitely bite again!

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Do your research first and foremost! Most of the saying you’re hearing about pit bulls in general being safe is ABSOLUTELY FALSE! Pit bulls make up MORE than half of all fatal dog attacks and are known to turn on their owners making them incredibly dangerous around children!


3-year-old girl mauled by pit bull belonging to her parents' friends

3-year-old girl mauled by pit bull belonging to her parents’ friends

Name: EVIE
Victim: Child
Location: Friend’s house, New Jersey
Year of attack: 2021

Tell us about the attack

While at a friend’s home, the friend’s pit bull severely attacked 3-year-old Evie. Evie was life-flighted twice: once to Morristown, and then to Philadelphia. The extent of her injuries are severe.

She is extremely lucky to be alive but did suffer serious injuries. Her lung has collapsed, and she has multiple lacerations to her face, loss of her nose and her ear. This will require extensive plastic surgery for facial reconstruction, amongst many other medical procedures.

In addition to this, Kali and Eric (her parents) were trying extremely hard to save their baby girl, and in the process, they were attacked by the pit bull as well, which required medical attention. We are unsure how long Evie will be in Philadelphia, although we are being told it will be a while.

Gofundme is here.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
Evie is still sedated in hospital and her parents injuries were luckily not as severe. The family has been shaken by the extent of her injuries and the trauma of the incident. Doctors say Evie will need surgery for at least next 18 years. This affects the family tremendously because of the medical treatments costs to come.

Legal Consequences
Still in process.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
No matter how well you think you know your pit bull, always be cautious and take preventable steps around others.