Name: Alaina Schumacher
Location: City Park, Arizona
Year of attack: 2022
Tell us about the attack
On a Tuesday evening my son and I took my dog, a shepherd-corgi mix, for our evening walk to the park where we go every night. As soon as we got to the park a man came running up to me yelling “GET OUT OF HERE MY DOG IS LOOSE, SHE’LL KILL YOUR DOG PLEASE GET OUT OF HERE GO!” No sooner had I turned to leave than I saw this flash of white. It was a huge white pit bull making straight for my son. Our brave dog threw herself in front of my son. The pit just locked on to her and dragged her away so hard it yanked the leash out of my hand. I don’t think I’ll ever forget the sounds of her screams. The pit’s owner tackled it and punched it in the head until it let go of my dog. Unfortunately I didn’t stick around to get his info as my dog was hurt bad and I just rushed her to the emergency vet.
How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I’ve been traumatized by this. Every time I hear a strange dog bark I jump and shake. I don’t know if I’ll ever feel safe walking my dog again.
The pit bull owner has not been located.
What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Just like bears or tigers or any other dangerous animal, pit bulls should not be pets.