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Leah’s Story

Name: Olwin Ortiz
Victim: Pet
Location: On the street, Deltona, Florida
Year of attack: 2021

Tell us about the attack

On the night of March 17th, 2021, I was taking my dog Leah for our nightly walk. At the corner of Cascade Street and Belltower Street, a big light brown pit bull viciously attacked my dog. I tried my best to defend my dog, by punching, kicking even hitting the pit bull with its own collar, but it did not release my dog until a man came out. At that point, the pit bull released and the man chased the pit bull away. At that moment, I did not see where the pit bull went, but another man came out, helped me with a towel, and told me the pit bull came out from the house next to him on Cascade Street and that man was the owner, after he told me he did not know where they came from. My neighbor also showed up in a bike and later I found out that pit bull belongs to his mother.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I can’t sleep, all I see is that demon pit bull attacking my Leah.

Legal Consequences
Owners are hiding the pit bull. I’m working with Animal Control and the city of Deltona.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Be very vigilant with your dogs. Do not trust anyone, dog nor human…. Carry a weapon specially at night. [Editor: Check with local authorities on the legalities for the jurisdiction you live in.]


Tale of Two Attacks

Name: Layne Huskins
Victim: Adult, Pet
Location: In our driveway, Florida
Year of attack: 2020

Tell us about the attack
First attack was mid October, 2020: Our two small morkies and my husband were in the garage (door was open). “Gage”, one of two of our neighbor’s newly adopted pitbulls ran from his home across the street, entered garage and had our small dog pinned down. My husband got between them and he was bitten on the leg. Bite marks noticeable but not punctured.

On Dec 29, 2020 they were again in the garage, husband was unloading groceries from car. “Gage” again ran full speed across the street and had Buddy in his jaws by neck and upper back, shaking him violently. The owner tried pulling him off to no avail. Husband again involved… had to actually kick Gage before he let go. Two serious bite wounds, kidney and tissue damage, fractured rib, surgery, 3 days in hospital, and $6000 later…nothing

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
We (as well as several other neighbors) must be alert at all times and will not walk our dogs by their house. We also have families with several small children on our street who are now on alert when they are walking or playing in front yard.

Legal Consequences
We are still undecided what course of action to take. We asked the owners several times to pay the medical….$6000 but they have only avoided us so far and not made any attempt to discuss with us.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Be aware if you have small pets, children if you or neighbor has a pit bull. It might be the dog is simply “playing” or “roughhousing” but don’t let your guard down….ever.


Little Stevie

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 dog 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 owners, who lacked any remorse, surrendered the dog to animal control. The apartment complex is avoiding responsibility even though they were aware of an illegal dog 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.


Five year old girl attacked by mix pit

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 mix from a shelter grabbed my granddaughter Calista by the shoulder and pulled her off the swing. I threw myself on top of Calista but the pit 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
Pit 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.


Pit bull attack

Name: Tracy
Victim: Child
Location: On the front porch., Florida
Year of attack: 1979

Tell us about the attack

When i was just five years old I was outside on the front porch of the mobile home we lived in during my childhood and i was just playing there while my mother and father were painting, then a white pit bull dog came up on the porch to where i was and sat next to me and so I began to pet it on top of its head, and without warning it attacked me! Next thing I knew i was on the ground with it on top of me and it had bitten me several times already and my parents were able to knock it off the porch somehow and save me. My mother dragged me into the house and as soon as i was in it i let out a blood curdling scream! I was bloody hurt and terrified! I was unable to cry or even scream while i was being attacked and i was frozen with fear and I will never forget it!

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
It left me very scared of big dogs and it also affected how i feel about dogs in general. It is just something i will never ever forget and if my testimony can help others i will gladly tell people to never adopt a pit bull to be a pet! They are dangerous and unpredictable and not everyone who gets attacked will be as lucky as i was. It truly is not worth the risk!

Legal Consequences
The pit bull that attacked me was put down as a result of attacking me,as for the owner i honestly do not know what happened?

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
I want people to know that being attacked by a pit bull usually results in death,i just happened to be very lucky my parents were around. Not always will someone be there to save you should a pit bull attack. This is why it is so important to just never adopt one to begin with.