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A repeat-offender pit bull ripped my mini Aussie pup’s leg off at the shoulder

Name: VL
Victim: Adult, Pet
Location: County Road, Arkansas
Year of attack: 2022

Tell us about the attack

I was walking my six-month-old mini Aussie, training for cold weather hiking. I heard dogs growling. I reined my puppy into my right, and had her sit. The other of the other dogs — which were pit bulls — told me one dog wouldn’t bother me, but the other was vicious. Then she instructed me to ‘hold your dog and don’t look at him’ (meaning her vicious dog.) Thinking the owner knew her dog, I complied. WORST MISTAKE. I never saw her pit bull break the leash, and even when he attacked me it didn’t register what was going on. It tore my dog’s leg off at the shoulder and dragged us down the side of the mountain. I called 911 and my neighbors. We were rescued. My puppy went to a surgical vet hospital and me to an ER. I was bitten 6-8 times, my puppy was in surgery for three hours. She survived thank God! The pit bull had attacked 2 other dogs previously; I was the first human.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?

I have never ever dealt with anything like this! I am in therapy for paralyzing panic attacks. My puppy loves everyone — humans and dogs. But she startles easily.

This  entire incident was preventable if the pit bull owners had only complied with a previous HOA ruling that the pit bull was to be muzzled every time it was off their home property! Instead she played the consummate victim — each of the previous attacks in her mind had always been the other dogs’ fault. She even went so far as to state that this time my puppy started it by barking. Realize we were 20 feet away, uphill in fact. And my puppy was in my arms.

She can not carry a litter of puppies due to the weight as she struggles with balance now that she only has one front leg. She also is taking meds to help preserve the joints in her remaining legs due to the additional stress.

Legal Consequences

The pit bull owner put her pit bull down and was issued a citation for owning a vicious dog. Currently I am pursuing restitution for my and my dog’s doctor/hospital bills and all costs relating to this attack.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?

NEVER EVER TRUST SOMEONE WHEN THEY TELL YOU ABOUT THEIR PIT BULL’S BEHAVIOR!! Protect yourself first and foremost! And your pet if they are with you.


Repeat-offender pit bull mercilessly slaughters Pomeranian and will not let go

Name: Nicole F.
Victim: Adult, Pet
Location: Walking down the street, in my neighborhood, New Jersey
Year of attack: 2018

Tell us about the attack

On 9/29/18, I took my 6-year-old, 10 lb. Pomeranian, Izzy, for a walk around my former neighborhood. I heard a man shouting “hey watch out!” I didn’t even have time to turn around: the pit was on us, immediately latching onto Izzy’s torso. I knew right away Izzy wasn’t coming out of this alive. I immediately dove onto the ground and neighbors came out, hearing my blood-curdling screams. Six grown men, mace right to the pit bull’s face, and she still would not let go. I stuck my hands into her mouth and tried to pry her jaws open. Izzy was in shock by this time. The pit bull finally released, but when I grabbed Izzy, the pit bull jumped up and grabbed his leg. I almost had to rip it off to get him back. He died in my arms on the way to the vet. Izzy’s causes of death were a combination of punctured lung, crushed ribs and ruptured spleen.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
In the weeks to come I had called two numbers for mental health emergencies, one being a suicide hotline. I also went to a walk-in clinic for the same reason. I have flashbacks of blood splatter, Izzy’s body, his face looking up at me. The attack itself will come in flashes. I have nightmares. I am scared to leave my house at times. Except for getting up and going to work, all I do is lay in bed. I would go for days at a time without showering or speaking to anyone and there are many times I wish I will go to sleep and just not wake up.

I now see a therapist and have utilized EMDR therapy for the flashbacks. I adopted a rescue and we have healed each other’s hearts. I have made peace with Izzy’s death, But my life is completely different from what it ever was.

I walk with a permanent limp.

Legal Consequences
I had come to find out Izzy was the second dog that pit bull killed. The owners got her back after the first kill. The Animal Control officers for the case were friends with them. They blamed me for walking around that neighborhood, and threatened my lawyer if I were to go through with a civil suit, as my injuries were not severe enough for a criminal case. When this pit bull killed a third dog, they finally put her down.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Pit bulls may be your “sweet never hurt a fly little iddy piddy”, until it happens to you. Until you are on your knees screaming in agony and horror to the skies above because you are SO damn helpless… because they don’t let go. Pit bulls just don’t let go.

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Pit bull terrorizing neighborhood; animal control has done nothing

Name: ss
Victim: Adult, Pet
Location: While walking my dog on the other side of the street, Wisconsin
Year of attack: July 2022

Tell us about the attack

I was walking my dog in the early morning around 6 a.m. this past Friday. A pit bull bolted across the street out of nowhere and viciously attacked my husky with no provocation or warning. My husky needed several stitches on his forehead and neck, and a pipe to drain the fluids from his neck.

According to the Stoughton WI non emergency police report, this pit bull has already attacked four other dogs previously and nothing has been done so far. It appears no action was taken. I did file a compliant with the non-emergency police department of Stoughton WI, but pit bull has still  not been removed from the property. I feel that it is  not safe to walk on the street anymore.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I feel unsafe to walk outside and feel like Stoughton WI is not a safe place. And I will not recommend this place as safe to any responsible pet owners who love and care for their pets. This attack has traumatized me and I’m terrified of walking on the street, especially when I hear the bark of the pit bull.

Legal Consequences
The pit bull owner has not been fined. I’m not sure what the city is waiting for as my pet is its fifth victim.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Pit bulls are lethal weapons a person can have if not trained properly. It should be abandoned from the city limits and the owner should be heavily fined for not training the dogs or have no control over their pit bulls. These owners should not be allowed to own a pit bull again in their lifetime. After the vicious attacks on pets / humans the pit bull should be removed from the property immediately, once the compliant is filed with the animal control or in my situation the non-emergency Stoughton police department in WI should take actions to remove the pit bull from the property. However, the pit bull is still not removed and is roaming and barking in my neighbor’s yard terrorizing the neighborhood.


Viciously attacked by neighbor’s pit bull in my own driveway

Name: Pam
Victim: Adult, Pet
Location: In my own drive way, Alabama
Year of attack: 2020

Tell us about the attack

I had cataract surgery on Monday July 27, 2020. The first day after the surgery that I could exercise lightly was Thursday, 30 July 2020. So around 6:50 p.m. that day I took my husky “Malechia” out for a walk in the neighborhood.

As we left, I heard and saw the neighbor’s pit bull in his yard two houses up. That pit bull had attacked my husky three months before. He got her around her neck but because of her fur he couldn’t get the throat.

When we returned from the walk, I walked a bit past my house to get my mile of exercise in. I noticed a lady outside in the yard two houses up and I waved. She said nothing. When I got back to my house that neighbor’s pit bull was sitting in my driveway. I don’t remember if I had time to scream but the next thing I knew he had my right leg. I thought he was going to tear it off. He then got my arm but first bit into my Apple Watch. He then bit my arm again and broke his tooth off in my arm — the doctor found it. I had to spend four days in the hospital and required 26 stitches in total.

He also nipped my husky. Had I fallen that pit would have killed me and my beautiful sweet husky.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I still have scars and nerve damage. I have a huge chunk missing from my leg. It is ugly but I am grateful I still have a leg because at one point, neither the ER doctor nor my Orthopedic doctor would answer me when I asked if I was going to lose my leg. I told them I would pray and I did pray. God saved my life that night. I am totally convinced.

As a Christian I had to forgive but I won’t forget and I will NEVER trust another pit bull — I really didn’t trust them then to start with, either. This attack proved me right.

When I am out now and see a pit behind a fence I tell Malechia it is a pit and her ears go straight up. I tell her they are fenced in but she keeps watching!

Legal Consequences
The owner of the pit bull was the boyfriend of the lady who had been out in the yard. I sued but her insurance said no pets. I wound up getting $5,000 but had to pay my insurance company $1500 and paid the lawyer some — a minimal fee and I got $3,500. I personally have wonderful insurance which was great.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Be on your guard. Most dogs give you a warning and that is it. Some small dogs yap. But pit bulls give no warning.

And if it comes to a bite, while of course any dog or even any animal for that matter can nip or bite, there is a world of difference between a bite and a mauling: those two different words exist for a reason. Most dogs that do bite do just that: bite, and then let go. Pit bulls instead will actually hold, tear and rip the flesh. Their intent is to kill.

I will say this: in all of my years of walking and running I have never had any dog type other than a pit try to attack me. Since 1995, I’ve had three huskies, and I’ve encountered eleven pit bulls who attacked or tried to attack them, and no other dog type has. NEVER!

Pits need to be banned. I have friends who have horrendous stories. Two friends nearly had their faces torn off. Another had a pit bull tear her nose off.

My attack story is true. I have not made up any of it. I have been telling my story to keep others from going through this. I want people to understand that the problem with pit bulls is the breed itself, not how they are raised. I will “preach” this to my death!

Please get a friendly breed dog, especially if you have a child or children or live near children.

Thank you for this opportunity to share. This pit bull horror afflicting our neighborhoods must end.