Victim Stories

Strong and wild
Name: Dee T.
Location: Texas
Year 2017
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.

Pitbull attack
Name: NT
Victim: Adult
Location: Texas
Year 2020
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. The owner

Pitbull attacks and kills small family pet
Name: Karysma Sanchez
Location: Texas
Year 2020
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.

Pitbulls and livestock don't mix well
Name: Dk
Location: Georgia
Year Choose one
About the attack
Just 2 of many in 3 states I've dealt with pits killing My livestock. My neighbor had three pitbulls I told him you need to put those dogs up there coming to my house trying to get my goats I called the sheriff. The sheriff supposedly went to talk to the guy. The next day the same thing the pitbulls are at my gate I pull up can't get out of my truck cuz they're circling my truck I called the sheriff he said he didn't talk to the guy that they before now he's going to talk to him. The same day he spoke to him the dogs attacked my horse with a girl riding it down the dirt road Sheriff made him pay my vet bills gave him a ticket. Few months later one of those same dogs killed my goats with a different owner I sued on Judge Judy and won. No more pit issues since.

Pitbull Frenzy
Name: JMS
Victim: Adult
Location: California
Year 2020
About the attack
I was walking my 4 year-old female German Shepherd a few houses from being home. I saw a pitbull through a neighbor's driveway gate looking at me and my dog. A man was walking toward the pass-through gate and I thought, "I hope he can control his dog because it looked like it wanted to attack my dog." Next thing I knew was the pitbull was outside the gate attacking my dog and clamping on. I grabbed the pitbull by the tail and pulled as hard as I could. It let go of my dog but turned around and bit me on the leg. My dog went to the vet ER, I went to the ER and got my puncture wound treated. My dog has a lacerated leg and I am in pain (this happened 12 hours ago).

Living a nightmare after attack by multiple pit bulls
Name: Amy
Location: Delaware
Year 2019
About the attack
August 24, 2019, I was walking my puppy on his leash in my front yard. The neighbor’s 2 pit bulls jumped their fence, one jumped at me, the other grabbed my puppy off the leash. Then they both attacked him. My parents had just arrived, my dad laid in the horn for the neighbors to come. I could watch...I couldn’t help. My puppy had a $1,500 vet bill and spent 6 months on quarantine because they failed to vaccinate their dogs (my puppy wasn’t old enough for his vaccine to be in his system for 21 days). The neighbors response was”if my dogs wanted to kill your dog they would’ve”

Our little Boba attacked by pit bull
Name: Ron Manor
Victim: Pet
Location: California
Year 2020
About the attack
We walked around the block with our dog (Boba) on a leash, suddenly Pit Bull came from behind and attacked Boba. The pit bull grab Boba in the stomach, It took few second until i was able to kick the pit bull and the pit bull let go Boba which was bleeding a lot. I saw the pit bull trying to go through a broken wooden gate right in front of where attack happened. We, rush to closest Vet. emergency Hospital. After we been told there is 75% of chance to live, we decide to pay $ 9,669.00 estimated hospital bill. I called the local police, they transfer me few times until I got an Officer at Animal care center. The officer ask to send him photos and details about the attack. I sent, he replay once, Now 2 days after I am still waiting. Boba is out of the hospital and getting better.

Five year old girl attacked by mix pit
Name: Lynda Ellison (grandmother)
Victim: Child
Location: Florida
Year 2016
About the attack
Mix pit, from shelter, grabbed my granddaughter by the shoulder and pulled her off the swing. I (grandma) through myself on top of Calista but the pit grabbed her face and would not let go. I screamed to God to help us. She survived with over 100 stitches to her face, shoulders and arms. Thank you Father for answering my screams for Your help. ❤

Two loose pit bulls chase horse and rider and attack black lab
Name: Cynthia
Victim: Pet
Location: Massachusetts
Year 2020
About the attack
2 loose pit bulls charged out of a wooded area and circled me with my horse as I rode down my street. Upon returning home while trying to alert my family including elderly parents and young nephews who were waiting outside in my yard, the pit bulls stopped circling the horse and ran straight for the 4 family dogs (2 Welsh corgis, one golden retriever and one black lab). Before the humans and animals could be rushed inside to safety, the 2 pit bulls attacked the black lab and latched on to and bit his hind leg. The police were called and the dogs were trapped in a nearby fenced horse paddock. The owners were out of town and the dog sitter had not noticed their escape. The black lab was transported to emergency vet for treatment and the pit bulls were ordered to quarantine.

Follow-up to court case of pitbull dog attack
Name: Y.K.
Victim: Pet
Location: Northwest Territories
Year Choose one
About the attack
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/verdict-yellownknife-case-fatal-dog-attack-1.5652838 This is a follow-up to a dog attack that happened in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. The attack occurred on June 21, 2019. A court case was held on March 5, 2020, as the defendant (dog's owner) wanted to challenge the charges that the city laid upon him. A decision from the court was delivered on July 17, 2020.