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English pointer

Pit bull attacks English pointer

Name: KC
Victim: Pet
Location: Friends home, Texas
Year of attack: 2022

Tell us about the attack

I dropped off my nice-tempered English Pointer with a friend in San Marcos, Texas because I was staying with other friends in Driftwood that had adopted an insane pit bull and I wanted to avoid trouble. What I didn’t know, however, was that the irresponsible granddaughter of my friends in San Marcos had dumped a pit bull on them.

While I was away for only a few hours, that pit bull attacked and seriously wounded my pointer. In trying to avoid on pit bull attack, I exposed my poor pointer to another! She has now recovered.

Small children live and come to my friend’s house. I have warned him it is only a matter of time and a nasty attack will occur again. He will not listen. Ban Pit Bulls In Texas !!!

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I must now put my dog in a commercial kennel when visiting the area to avoid any chance of a gruesome attack. My foolish friends that adopt these monsters will only understand when they are arrested, fined, and incarcerated WHEN the pits attack again! You can not convince these fools even with strong evidence of the truth. Putting them away with crippling fines to think about it would suit me fine.

Legal Consequences
No report was made, as the attack was inside my friend’s house. But no more visits there.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Pit bulls can snap and attack any animal and any person at any time. Truly the emblematic animal of Ghetto Culture right along side the rat, but much more dangerous.


Friendly pit bull

Friendly pit bull launches out-of-the blue, unprovoked attack

Name: Summer
Victim: Adult
Location: Friend’s house, Texas
Year of attack: 2021

Tell us about the attack

I had been around my friend’s pit bull a lot. The pit had always been sweet, playful, pretty chill. I spent the night at their house every week, multiple days and was always around it. He’d always greet me at the door with his tail wagging, kisses, and his favorite toy. He’d sleep on me and everything.

One evening, while I was sitting at the table quietly eating, without warning or provocation I felt a tug on my shirt and stood up and the pit bull latched on to my arm, pulling me. I yelled at my friend to get him off and he let go as I got behind my other friend and their dad ran in, trying to keep the pit bull off us and had us against the wall, shielding us. The pit bull somehow got between his legs and bit my leg. They tossed the pit bull out of the room. My arm and leg were bitten completely open. 14 stitches and 14 puncture wounds

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I’m now traumatized. I’m afraid to be around dogs. I was afraid of my own dogs for a while even though they’ve never done anything. I have nightmares nearly every night now.

Legal Consequences
We filed a report. Animal control did nothing. The pit bull owners were not fined and were allowed to keep it. They have continued posting photos of their pit bull on social media like nothing ever happened. They keep it in a cage when people are over, I guess thinking that does something. But I will never go over there again until that pit bull is gone.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
They are animals first, pets second. Be sensitive to pit bull attack victims, it’s serious, it’s scary, and it needs to be dealt with appropriately. Nobody wants to face the reality of an aggressive pit bull especially when we love them, but if the pit bull is aggressive, he’ll attack again.


Small enclave of rural houses

Neighbor’s roaming pit bulls terrorize neighborhood

Name: Dee
Victim: Pet
Location: Front yard of my friend’s residence, Texas
Year of attack: 2022

Tell us about the attack

My friend was building a garage and I had walked over with my dog on a leash to check on the progress. At that same time another friend arrived. I turned my back to say hello. Suddenly from out of nowhere two pit bulls charged and attacked my dog. My friends jumped in and separated the dogs and got my dog out of the jaws of one of the pit bulls. One of my friends ended up with a deep slice to his finger. My dog had to have surgery and remained at vet under care for about 3 days. The vet bill was over $1,100.00.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I have been so uneasy over this whole situation. I was shaking this morning thinking about it.

Legal Consequences
I had high hopes of being able to work with the owner. I left a note on his door to contact me. He did not call. I was eventually able to find him at home and hoped to have a conversation about the incident. The owner was not cooperative at all. I then filed a incident report with the sheriff’s office. There is no animal control department as it is a very small community. I’m not even sure the rabies vaccine is current for the attacking pit bulls. Nothing has been done with the pit bulls, nor has the owner accepted responsibility. I am now attempting to contact a lawyer to determine legal options. Most likely it will become at least a small claims case.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
These pit bulls roam freely in the neighborhood daily and everyone seems to have accepted that. In talking with the neighbors, though, several of us have experienced aggressive behavior from these pit bulls. Be very careful: you never know when these pit bulls are going to attack. Even owners have been killed by their own pit bulls.


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!


Pit bulls maul baby goats to death for sport

Pit bulls maul baby goats to death for sport

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 pit bulls 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 were killed by pit bulls. 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 pit bulls 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. I would like that the owner of the pit bulls has their rights to own any more pit bulls revoked, and that that judgement be followed up on.


Jogger attacked two separate times by pit bulls

Jogger attacked two separate times by pit bulls

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 by pit bulls while jogging. I survived both attacks. I am so tired of seeing pit bulls maul people to death. I just read a heartbreaking story of a man’s wife being mauled to death after being married 40 years.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
No I’m just tired of pit bulls killing people.

Legal Consequences
None

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
They are wild animals. Pit bulls must be banned


Pit bull attack while walking along canal

Pit bull attack while walking along canal

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 pit bull broke loose from 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 pit bull looked to him. Luckily my father’s smaller dog and eventually another adult came.

I love dogs, but pit bulls and a few other types are too dangerous to have as pets. Between their strength and their instincts they are closer to wild animals than domestic animals. No one argues that we should have full wolves, large wild cats, wild dingos allowed as pets. Pit bulls are equally dangerous.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
Changed behavior. We have to adjust for these types of vicious animals 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 live because of pit bulls, it is a selfish argument to say that pit bulls don’t need to be regulated. No need for them as pets.

Legal Consequences
No fine. This attack was never filed so goes ‘unreported’. The numbers of attacks are much higher. Not to mention the fear caused.

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 pit bull ownership doesn’t have much weight beyond that argument. 90% of local SPCA animals are pit bulls for a very good reason. The majority of trouble situations go unreported and still pit bulls dominate the news. Pets in general are wonderful but an attachment to pit bulls doesn’t pass reasonable muster.


Forced to fight off attacking pit bull with metal baton

Forced to fight off attacking pit bull with metal baton

Name: NT
Victim: Adult
Location: Near my apartment building by a neighboring hotel, Texas. LONGVIEW, TEXAS near LOOP 281 and FOURTH ST.
Year of attack: 2020

Tell us about the attack
I walked out of my apartment building this morning about 6:00 a.m. When I neared the open area, I saw a dark-colored pit bull 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 apartment 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 pit bull. I saw an adult male sitting. I politely asked him to get his pit bull. 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. I hit the pit bull so hard on the face with the baton that it ran away to the owner. Still, the pit bull owner said nothing, opened the hotel side door and took his pit bulls inside. I was livid because that was a totally avoidable situation.

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 pit bull’s 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 pit bulls back. Nothing. I reported him, but no one was around but the owner, me and his two pits. 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 types 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 pit bull in the face with my baton.


2 pit bulls slip under gate and launch ferocious attack

2 pit bulls slip under gate and launch ferocious attack

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 along with my baby sister 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 as a 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 would have 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 pit bulls were immediately taken and hidden to avoid consequence. The pit bulls still live in that house and the gate hasn’t been fixed. We haven’t even received an apology from the pit bull owners.

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 pit bulls latch onto their victim they will not let go. Please be safe…


Pit bulls killed my dachshund two feet from me

Pit bulls killed my dachshund two feet from me

Name: Marty
Victim: Pet
Location: In a public park, Texas
Year of attack: January 6, 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 pit bulls’ 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 [Ed: fine revenues go to the government, not the victim.] 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 pit bulls, 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 maul or kill a human. Don’t you or your pet be the next victim of a vicious dog attack and murder.