Name: Tracey Sellers
Location: In our back yard, Tennessee
Year of attack: 2022
Tell us about the attack
On August 20th, 2022, my fiancée and I got home around 10:45 PM to find that the two pit bulls next door had chewed through our 6 foot tall privacy fence and attacked our beloved pot belly pig, Moonpie, killing her.
She was the sweetest most gentlest animal you will ever meet. So loving, and an emotional support to me. She lived INSIDE with us and our Boxer and English Bulldog. She slept in the bed with us. I got her at four weeks old exactly. She would’ve been eight months old tomorrow, Aug 24th.
The pits tried to attack us when we tried to get to Moonpie. We had to scream for the neighbor to come get his animals. The first and ONLY thing the owner asked us was “Did they kill it?”
We haven’t received an apology, an offer to pay expenses, NOTHING. There’s much more to this!
How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I have no idea what I will do now or how I will cope with anything. I carry her blanket with me everywhere so I can smell her and have her near. I can’t sleep. I can’t eat. I can’t think. I’m just in turmoil that she was so hurt and was being mauled by these beasts and I wasn’t there to help her or save her or protect her. This has devastated me.
The owner still has BOTH pit bulls on his property. He keeps them on log chains in his fenced-in yard during the night but lets them out in his yard during the day. They still terrorize us at the fence. A criminal summons was issued yesterday. He will be charged and a court date set. This is still very new. I just don’t understand why they were allowed to keep both pit bulls when they invaded our property and killed our pet.
What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
While some pit bulls may not be aggressive, this is a breed that is violent and vicious in general. They need to be BANNED completely. At the very least, ANY person who owns a pit that attacks another animal or person should NEVER again be allowed to own ANY dog whatsoever. PERIOD.
These pit bulls took something precious away from our family. Robbed us of so many years with Moonpie. I will never be the same after that traumatic experience. Not ever. And this is something that just shouldn’t have ever happened in the first place. We had previously complained SEVERAL times about his pit bulls. Madison County Tennessee authorities will NOT help you!!!