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Pit bull

Family pet pit bull in loving home turns on child

Name: Rye
Victim: Child — my daughter
Location: Our home, New York
Year of attack: 2022

Tell us about the attack

On Sunday, June 26th 2022 I was attacked by our pet pit bull.

There was a small propane torch leaking in my room. I’m freaking out because me and my mom have always been afraid of that stuff, so I ran out of my room and then I opened the gate at the end of the stairs and I heard the growl, the growl that I knew wasn’t a playful growl, and a look in our pit bull’s eyes that I’ve never seen before.

A I quickly turned so he wouldn’t get my face or throat, I tried to get back up the stairs before he actually locked onto me but I couldn’t. He got my leg. The pet that’s been in the same house with me for more then a year was just hanging off my leg, ripping, tearing parts of my leg that I didn’t even know could hurt, feeling his teeth graze my bone and watching Zach stress trying to get the pit bull off of me.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
My sweet 16 was completely different then it was supposed to be.  I had a hole in my leg instead of my driving permit in my hand. I’ve learned so much through all of this. It’s made me so so much stronger. It’s made me realize so much that I can’t fully explain yet because everything’s hitting all at once.

They didn’t think they were gonna save my leg. That’s terrifying for a teenager to find out. I was just so thankful and lucky to be alive. And blessed it wasn’t one of my siblings.

Legal Consequences
On June 27th 2022 we surrendered all rights to the pit bull.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
It doesn’t matter how you raise a pit bull what so ever. It’s wired into their brain.

Pit bull pup

Former owner of a lovingly-raised pit bull pup that turned violent says, it’s nothing to do with how you raise them

Name: AN
Victim: Adult
Location: Outside in a business area, Georgia
Year of attack: 2021

Tell us about the attack

We purchased a sweet pit bull puppy from a rescue. The pup had been acquired by the rescue at 5 weeks of age, along with her mom and litter mates, and there was no background of abuse. She was not separated from her mom too young.

At the time, I felt like you had to teach pit bulls to be aggressive and that they weren’t born this way. I’d learned this from pit bull advocacy groups on social media. So we rescued a pit bull wanting to do and show the “right thing”. We raised her lovingly and caringly and gave her the perfect life.

Three years later, she attacked an innocent man for no reason in an unprovoked attack. She lunged at this man and as she did, I slipped in the mud and she got away from me. My dog tore through his shirt and he was left with bruises and an abrasion. Only by the grace of God was he able to fend off the attack. It probably helped that she was only 50 lbs. versus a more typical larger pit bull size. We immediately put her down and agreed to pay for any injuries.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I am now terrified of dog breeds categorized as “aggressive” by most insurance companies. I walk around with pepper spray and a stun baton. If I see one of these dogs I turn and go the other way. I am constantly plagued by worry that I will be attacked. I will never own another rescue dog or support so-called rescue organizations.

Legal Consequences
My pit bull was not reported to animal control because the victim knew us and we proved we put her down. He was only concerned with protecting potential future victims and less concerned about his own injuries.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
You cannot trust pit bulls. There are surely some sweet ones who have never attacked but because they are so capable of causing death or other serious bodily injury should something click, it’s not worth adopting one. And IF you insist on adopting one, you had better make sure your homeowner’s insurance will cover an attack. There are only four insurance companies in the nation that will cover an “aggressive” dog breed. The average cost of a dog bite is $40,000; I think people need to think twice financially before adopting a pit bull or pit mix.

Pit bull on leash

Leashed pit bull goes berserk, starts attacking other dogs

Name: CC
Victim: Pet
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.

Legal Consequences
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.