Location: In front yard, Newfoundland and Labrador
Year of attack: 2022
Tell us about the attack
We were sitting in the front yard on Canada Day morning, behind a six-foot-tall iron fence. Our area of the city is quite busy. A pit bull on a leash was jogging with its owner through the intersection and our cocker spaniel barked. The pit bull pulled the leash out of its owners hands, and raced directly to the fence to attack our dog. He was able to grab her ear and then tried to pull her through the fence. It took three people beating the pit bull for what seemed like forever before he released her.
Our dog received numerous lacerations and the first vet bill was $1,400 for emergency care. She may require more surgery on the torn ear. We will say she is a very lucky dog as he was only able to get her partially pulled through the iron fence.
But immediately afterward, the pit bull was in such a kill mode that it tried to attack two labradoodles walking down the street. It seemed to have just lost its mind and was acting on an instinct to fight anything.
How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
Since this just occurred not much has changed as of yet but we will never again trust a pit bull or dog that may look similar to the breed.
The pit bull owner said this has never happened before. The police issued a warning to the owner.
What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
If you own a pit bull, when in public keep it leashed by your hip and have it muzzled. For everyone else, never trust a pit bull, even if leashed.