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Goats

Livestock Nightmare

Name: Last small town farmer
Victim: 3 Mother Nigerian Dwarf Goats and all 5 of their 7 week old kids
Location: On my farm, Bell County, Texas
Year of attack: 2021

Tell us about the attack

3 pit bulls came on my property on February 17th, 2021, and within minutes, ripped the fencing off the barn, killed all the babies and quite literally ripped all the moms apart.

The moms all died within 2 days from the horrific injuries.

This has been devastating and a mental nightmare. Something I wish no one would ever have to see.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I can’t sleep, spending money for a pen to put inside of my 8 acres that is already fenced for added protection, just to keep my agriculture status. Out $4,000.00 in killed livestock Already $2,000.00 in livestock panels and post, and still have to buy more livestock.

Legal Consequences
No consequences for the owner of the 3 pit bulls, even though microchips identified the owner. That will teach him (Bell County Texas). Thanks for the service and protection!

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Pet owners need to be responsible and need to held accountable!


Pitbulls attack livestock

goats

Jon Mills / pixabay

Name: Last small town farmer
Victim: Pet
Location: On my farm, Texas
Year of attack: 2021

Tell us about the attack
We in Texas are going through this terrible freeze. I have managed to keep 3 mom exotic goats and their five 6 week old kids alive in the barn with a heat lamp for a week now, being told on local news that this weekend will be nice so they can finally return to their pen.

Yesterday February 17, 2021 at 5 PM, 3 pitbulls ripped the gate off the barn door, killed all the babies first, then ripped all the ears off the moms and 1 mom died within an hour, the other two, I will probably find deceased this morning. I bandaged them up the best I could, but with the weather, I can not get them medical attention.

This is the second time this has happened. It happened approximately 5 years ago, when 8 moms were killed that were ready to kid. I am devastated.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
It is difficult to sleep. I am considering giving up my small farm, which has been a great sense of joy for me.

The city I live in has grown leaps and bounds, but I let anyone with children come pet the kids and see the goats, as some children have never been that close to animals like this.

I am extremely sad and putting it mildly, so frustrated and disgusted with these owners of the large dogs and taking no responsibility for them!

Legal Consequences
Looking for owners.
Police report taken.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
I would like restitution for my goats, and have the owner of the dogs rights revoked for owning any more dogs, and that judgement followed up on.


 

Jogging

Name: alex
Victim: Adult
Location: jogging, Texas
Year of attack: 2020

Tell us about the attack

i have been attacked 2 times in my life both when . i survived both attacks i am so tired of seeing pitbulls maul people to death just read a heartbreaking story of a mans wife being mauled to death after being married 40 years pit bulls must be banned

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
no im just tired of about pitbulls killing people

Legal Consequences
none

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
they are wild animals


Strong and wild

Name: Dee T.
Victim: Adult, Pet
Location: Walk, Texas
Year of attack: 2017

Tell us about the attack
My father was walking his dog near a canal which was lined with small homes and condos. A pitbull broke loose form his patio area and headed at him and his small dog. It went for the dog first and my dad kicked it off the small dog; he then fell down and the pitbull looked to him. Luckily my father’s smaller dog and eventually another adult came to separate the dog.

I love dogs. Pitbulls and a few other breeds are too dangerous to have as pets. Between their strength and their instincts they are closer to wild animals than domestic dogs. No-one argues that we should have full wolves, large wild cats, wild dingos allowed as pets. These are equally dangerous. This attack was never filed so goes ‘unreported’. The numbers of attacks are much higher. Not to mention the fear caused.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
Changed behavior. We have to adjust for these types of dogs and our habits have been infringed upon. When the elderly, parents, owners of small dogs have to change where they go and how they have to behave around these animals, it is a selfish argument to say they don't need to be regulated. No need for them as pets.

Legal Consequences
No fine.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
It isn't fair to worry only about the rights to own a dangerous animal and the argument for pitbull ownership doesn't have much weight beyond that argument. Some of these animals are sweet most of the time; that doesn't allay most peoples fears or the facts that nearly 90% of local SPCA animals are pitbulls for good reason. The majority of trouble situations go unreported and still they dominate the news. Pets are wonderful but an attachment to this breed doesn't pass reasonable muster.


Pitbull attack

Name: NT
Victim: Adult
Location: Near my apartment building by a neighboring hotel, Texas
Year of attack: 2020

Tell us about the attack
I walked out of my apt bldg this morning about 6:00 a.m. When I neared the open area, I saw a dark-colored dog that appeared to be alone. I froze. It stared and began running toward me. I ran as fast as I could. Screaming “No, stop!” I heard someone in the distance whistle and the dog retreated. Heart pounding, I walked back up to my apt to get my baton. I had to leave and had already been delayed. So, I decided to go around the other side of the building, even farther away by going around the far side of a hotel. Guess who is right there by the hotel pool? The same dark-colored dog. I saw an adult male sitting. I politely asked him to get his dog. He said nothing. From nowhere a tan-colored pit bull leaped from behind the man and charged at me. I ran and fought for 2-3 minutes.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
It just happened this morning, but I am afraid to walk home. I have always had a serious fear of dogs. I just don't understand why people don't leash their pets. My head ached and heart pounded rapidly for seven hours after what could have been a vicious attack if I didn’t fight him off with a super strong metal baton. I was sweating profusely and all I could envision was the dogs teeth tearing away at my flesh. Thankfully, I learned to walk with a baton (weapon) because of past experiences with unleashed dogs, but every owner before this one would call the dog back immediately or say how friendly the thing is. I hate that. We can't predict the behavior of humans. So, we definitely can't say what a dog will do to a stranger. They respond differently with each person.

Legal Consequences
The owner said nothing. No apology. No calling the dogs back. Nothing. I hit the dog so hard on the face with the baton that it ran away to the owner. Still, the owner said nothing, opened the hotel side door and took his dogs inside. I was livid because that was a totally avoidable situation. I reported him, but no one was around but the owner, me and his two dogs. Other than being drenched in sweat and my labored breathing, I had no physical experience of the attack. Of the four of us (owner, two dogs and me), I was the only one yelling about the attack. So, no battle scars, no battle, right? No, that's completely false. I will never get over this. NEVER.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
I am scared to walk home. My fear of dogs has heightened even more. I'm not young. I can't continue to run from unleashed dogs, especially aggressive breeds like the pit bull I encountered. LEASH YOUR DARN DOGS!!! What's so freaking hard about that??? I'm too old to be running around cars and fighting off dogs. This could have ended much differently, but my fear made me panic. I went in survivor mode quickly. The owner seemed to enjoy the show until I started whacking the dog in the face with my baton.

LONGVIEW, TEXAS near LOOP 281 and FOURTH ST.


Pitbull attacks and kills small family pet

Name: Karysma Sanchez
Victim: Adult, Child, Pet
Location: A walk down a back alley, Texas
Year of attack: 2020

Tell us about the attack
I was walking my dog and my baby sister was in a stroller. We turned to walk down a back alley to get home when suddenly 2 vicious pit bulls slipped under a gate and immediately started mauling my dog, puncturing her lung and killing her and also causing my sister to fall out of her stroller and hit her head bruising it badly and causing scratches down her arm in result of the stroller being knocked over.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
My dog meant the world to me and my family. She was my first pet and brought so much happiness. I am traumatized and truly hurt seeing her go out that way. Everyday I think about her and miss her so much. If she wasn’t there to protect us we woulda been dead or seriously injured. She is a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Legal Consequences
Absolutely no action was taken in this situation. Police said there was nothing they could do. The animals were immediately taken and hidden to avoid consequence. The dogs still live in that house and the gate hasn’t been fixed. We haven’t even received and apology from the owners of those animals.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Please always keep a weapon on you whenever you’re walking. Something strong enough to kill because once those dogs latch onto their victim they will not let go. Please be safe…


Pit bulls killed my dog two feet from me

Name: Marty
Victim: Pet
Location: In a public park, Texas
Year of attack: 2019

Tell us about the attack

I was walking my dog Arty, a dachshund on Jan. 6, 2019 in the park across the street. We were almost home when suddenly the front door of the house across from us burst open and two pit bulls came charging toward Arty and me! I screamed, No! no! help! help! I was in shock as they pounced on him and proceeded to bite and thrash him viciously! On God, No, No! I kept screaming. I had no weapon. I dropped my phone and fell down hurting my back trying to get Arty away but even with the owner and neighbors beating and kicking the pits, they held on. Finally, I held Arty in my arms and rushed him to the hospital where he died. I filed an affidavit for vicious dogs, they got a small fine.I got nightmares, depression, insomnia, a $2000 vet bill. I was afraid to go outside until they moved.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
Now, I always carry a stun baton when walking or running in the park. I’m very afraid of large dogs and any dog that looks like a pit bull. My heart will race and I panic if I see one. I will call animal services if I see an unleashed dog. My husband will accompany me when I walk or run in the park. I cried everyday for a month and was afraid to close my eyes to sleep because I would see the whole horrific event replay in my mind. I still keep thinking of unrealistic ways, Arty and I could have gotten away. If only, I had had a hammer or a golf club or a gun. I still cry when I see his toys. I have gotten a puppy though it has helped me feel less depressed it isn’t the same as having my Arty!

Legal Consequences
The police said they couldn’t do anything. My most immediate option was to file an affidavit for dangerous dogs through animal control services. They got a fine, neutered the dogs, had to put a very small dangerous dog label on their window. I paid for an attorney who attempted to sue them but they were renters and didn’t have home owners insurance. Shortly after, they moved to Austin. I plan to proceed in small claims court once pandemic restrictions are lifted for court cases. The owner never apologized or offered to cover the vet bills.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Always be prepared to be able to protect yourself and your pet from a vicious attack. Take pictures of the dogs that attack and get names and addresses of witnesses. Get involved and try to get an ordinance to prevent pit bulls from living in your city, and from being near a public park or elementary school. Dogs are considered property and because of that designation they cannot be taken away from the owner until they mail or kill a human. Don’t you or your pet be the next victim of a vicious dog attack and murder.