Name: Nicole W,
Location: In my home, California
Year of attack: 2022
Tell us about the attack
On Friday Oct 21, 2022, a neighbor who lives two doors down was on vacation. He owns a male pit bull. His sister and her husband were house sitting, and with them, they had a female pit bull they are breeding with his male pit bull.
When they were visiting my neighbor a month ago, the female pit bull escaped somehow and entered my home and tried to kill my dog, Sammy, who only had three legs. The neighbor ran into my house and grabbed the pit bull. My little dog went flying across the living room but he survived.
Now a month later, the female pit bull decided to invade the house again to attack my dog a second time. My sister was there and called 911 and another neighbor tried to get the pit bull off but it was too late. The pit bull had its jaws firmly bitten into Sammy’s throat and shook him till he died.
How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
As I write this, this was only four days ago. I’m sick to my stomach. I’m going through waves of being scared, then sad, then mad. I can’t sleep: what’s going to happen if that pit bull tries to attack me or my sister next? The pit bull owner came over and said, with a blank cold face, “I’m really sorry for what happened.” I said, “Who let that dog out?” She replied, “I don’t know. Like I said, I’m sorry for your loss.” I said, “That dog needs to go.” She didn’t reply to that. I started crying more.
Where is my dog’s justice? I took pictures of Sammy’s body. I had to clean the blood up in my living room. My sister says this was traumatizing for her. She said she saw everything and that it was awful.
I want the pit bull removed from my street. That’s all I ask.
The sheriff said he sent the report to LA; it’s a civil case now, he said. I have no idea what that means. They will supposedly contact me to inform me what they decide to do about the pit bull that illegally invaded my house and killed my dog.
I took pictures of my dog’s puncture wounds. He died on the spot so there were no medical bills. I buried him myself, so there were no burial bills. I adopted him three years ago. He cost $295.00 plus $600.00 for medical when his front leg was amputated a few years. Now I feel like I have nothing without my Sammy.
What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Pit bulls can be vicious and dangerous. Be careful with your pets around them. It’s a painful traumatic experience to go through.