Victim Stories

Even young pits can be vicious
Name: DB
Victim: Pet
Location: Colorado
Year 2020
About the attack
I take my 10 yr old Boston terrier and maltipoo puppy for daily walks. Anytime I see a dog unleashed or not contained by a fence I go the opposite direction and do not go that way again. This Saturday I saw a young pit in its yard with no fence. He was with young children and I immediately turned to go the opposite direction. The pitbull ran down his driveway and down the road to us and immediately started attacking my leased boston. I kicked and punched with all my might to get him off but the pit was latched on my bostons neck with my boston underneath him. I grabbed the pits collar and kept kicking and punching him and he got up and told him to "go home"! He stood there with his tail straight up and I knew he was going to come after me. The only thing that saved us was pepper spray.

landlords renting to person owning ban breeds and dangourus dogs
Name: bema
Victim: Child
Location: Ontario
Year 2020
About the attack
my daughter was walking with her two year old child ,,,when she approached the door of entery of the apartment building,,,a large dog had lunged toward my grandbabe face ,,if my daughter had not grabed her as quick as she had ,,,the aggressive large dog would of bit her little face ,,,,,OH MY GOD ,,,the superentendant rents to owners of pitbulls and dangourous dogs that are not muzzled ,,,we are so terrified to even walk or go any where around or in the apartment building,,,,why is the owner aloud to rent to persons of such,,,,,are they not breaking a by-law 147 ,,,can they be held accountable for a dog attack,,,,i dont no what to do ,,,we not only fear the dangourus dogs but also the owners ,,,,,,,,,,can not even let my grandbabe be safe when they visit me,,,,i dont no what TO DO ,,,

Child attacked at random
Name: Bob
Victim: Child
Location: Minnesota
Year 2020
About the attack
Little boy just wAnted to pet him and he was viscously knocked over dog standing over him snarling and snapping while the kid cried and screamed

Little Stevie
Name: Toby
Victim: Pet
Location: Florida
Year 2020
About the attack
Our little Cockapoo “Stevie” was mauled to death by an unleashed pit bull as we left the elevator. We attempted to fight off the dog but Stevie died in my arms moments later.

Pea the Mighty Toy Poodle
Name: Penny S.
Victim: Pet
Location: Ohio
Year 2015
About the attack
All of my animals are rescues, a motley bunch. I adopted Pea when he was 9, a senior toy poodle. He came in and took over. He was the smallest and oldest, but that didn’t matter, he was in charge. My neighbor had a pit bull that wanted to fight my son’s lab, Pea’s accepted pack member. One morning I was filling the birdbath in the backyard, when the dogs took off around the side of the house, barking. Thinking they were going to chase a cat into the woods, I followed. As I came around the corner, I heard an animal shriek. The neighbor’s dog was shaking Pea by the front leg. Pea had jumped between the lab and the pit, to save his pack member. When the dog saw me, he dropped Pea and ran. Pea survived, with a broken jaw and radial leg fracture. Still pack leader, he was 14 then.

Sammie
Name: Eileen
Location: North Carolina
Year Choose one
About the attack
I have walked my Sammie girl every day In our neighborhood for 4 years. One beautiful fall morning, a Pitbull escaped a neighbors yard , chased us down the street and attacked my Sammie. It latched on to her chest wall and would not let go. I screamed and kicked it and kicked all the while my Sammie looking into my eyes for help. I tore apart a neighbors landscaping wall and hit the dog over the head repeatedly with the brick, it still wouldn’t let go. The only way to save her was to leave the scene and start banging on neighbors doors screaming for help. My Sammie watched me leVe her. I kept running back to try to fight the dog off and then rum again for help. No one was home and my poor sweet black lab was mauled to death.

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.