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Hole in wire border fence

Two pit bulls broke through my fence and mauled my dog to death

Name: Jordan
Victim: Pet, Other
Location: In my yard., Oregon
Year of attack: November 2022

Tell us about the attack

I let my dog, Pippa, outside to do her business in my front yard. It is completely fenced in and she doesn’t wander and I have never had an issue. I went to let her back in after 10 minutes and found her bleeding on my front doorstep and my neighbor’s two pit bulls running away. My husband and I rushed her to the vet, holding the skin of her neck and scalp on with my bare hands as she bled all over me. She didn’t make it after they tried to save her for several hours.

The pit bulls had made a hole in my fence and walked over half a mile from the gate to my house to attack my dog. I watched the security footage from my cameras and all Pippa did was try to run away and hide. At one point she crawls under my car and the pit bulls pull her back out and brutally attack her over and over.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I am traumatized. I lost my best friend in the worst way possible, something she didn’t deserve. I no longer feel safe in my yard. I can’t leave my house and see the area she was attacked without breaking down. I haven’t left my bed in the three weeks since it happened.

Legal Consequences
Still working on it with animal control.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Pit bulls are not misunderstood. Dogs were bred for certain characteristics and pit bulls are bred for fighting, mauling and killing. The only people that seem to “misunderstand” that are pit bull owners. Dog breed prejudice doesn’t exist: we created them to be this way.

I am not advocating to euthanize all pit bulls, but I do agree with the control laws other countries have made: requiring special licenses to own them, euthanize them in shelters, and mandatory sterilization till they eventually disappear.

Boxer dog

Pit bull attacks my boxer during a meet and greet

Name: KK
Victim: Pet
Location: Walking in my neighborhood, Oregon
Year of attack: 2022

Tell us about the attack

I allowed my dog (a boxer) to meet and greet two other dogs (a pit bull and an Australian shepherd) that were pulling on their leashes with a lady who said she was a friend of their owner. The two dogs sandwiched my boxer tightly. Then the pit bull and my dog started snarling. I tried to pull my dog away but the pit bull bit deeply into my dog’s neck and would not let go. The lady and I were screaming and struggling to hold onto the dogs as we rolled around on the ground with them, trying to pull them apart. The pit bull did not release my dog’s throat until a man passing in a truck stopped and put his hands around the pit bull’s neck long enough to make it gasp for air and let go. I took my dog to an emergency vet. After a several hour wait, she underwent surgery. She was given staples and a drain tube in her neck.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I have been suffering since from PTSD. I am struggling to do my regular daily tasks and it takes all my energy to make it to work each day and to take care of my 9-year old daughter, along with my wounded dog.

Legal Consequences
As this was my first time experiencing this, I did not think to exchange contact information. I don’t know what happened to the pit bull. Its owner did not try to help with any of my vet bills.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Do not ever allow your dog to meet and greet pit bulls. I used to try to be open-minded about pit bulls being just like any other dog. Now I know first hand that, unfortunately, they carry higher aggression and injury risk with their bite and hold tendency.

Jack Russell with teddy bear

Jack Russell victim of unprovoked pit bull attack

Name: Cathy L.
Victim: Adult, Pet
Location: On Street, Oregon
Year of attack: 2020

Tell us about the attack

I was walking my Jack Russell in a residential area. A pit bull broke out of a front gate and appeared out of nowhere to launch an unprovoked attack. He pinned my dog to the ground and caused me to fall down. He kept attacking and biting my dog for a couple of minutes while I was screaming. The pit owners came out and pulled him off. My dog slid out of his harness and ran. He was a bloody mess. I ran after him for 2-3 blocks and finally caught him. I was in shock. My son who lives nearby heard me screaming and ran to help. We brought my dog to the vet and he was treated for multiple puncture wounds. The vet said he was lucky.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I do not like put bulls at all. I wish they would be outlawed. I am scared to death of them and would never go near one. When I hear stories of pit bull attacks, I am appalled. The recent attack and killing of the two small children in Tennessee by their parents’ trusted pet pit bulls should make people reconsider ever owning a pit bull. They are dangerous and not to be trusted.

Legal Consequences
I filed a police report. The pit bull owner was fined but never paid the fine. I was stuck with the vet bills.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
I would like people to realize that pit bulls do not make good pets. No matter how “loving” the owner thinks they are, they can turn on the owner or anyone else they come in touch with. They are unstable and dangerous animals.