Victim: Adult, Pet, Other myself and my service dog.
Location: Just outside of my apartment., Louisiana
Year of attack: 2020
Tell us about the attack
I was going to head to the store with my service dog, Dreamy. He was a 2-year-old Siberian husky. He alerted to my seizures and was able to go get help when I was down with said seizures.
We barely got five yards out of my apartment before an off-leash pit bull came running for us seemingly out of nowhere. The pit bull immediately went for Dreamy’s throat, for his abdomen, and for his face. It showed no mercy and Dreamy did not fight back. He was nearly disemboweled by the injuries inflicted by the pit. I had to fight the pit bull away from him while police were called, and despite grievous head injuries inflicted by a combination of cane and boot, the pit did not cease attacking until after it was shot by police. The pit bull owners did little and Dreamy died a horrible death.
How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I have a new service dog at this point, but I am extremely fearful of unfamiliar dogs, especially any that even vaguely look like pit bulls. I carry pepper spray, and I often find myself crying or having flashbacks about the attack or the days following. My seizures are more frequent due to stress and I refuse to live anywhere that doesn’t have breed restrictions that are enforced.
The pit bull owner did little aside from pay for the vet bill and cremation of my service dog. They moved away too quickly for me to track them down via surname or other information.
What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
This attack was due to a combination of someone being irresponsible, and the very same person owning a pit bull. It could have been easily avoided if that irresponsible pit owner had owned literally any other animal. These things are not pets: they are and will always be fighting animals. Victims will have zero peace of mind until pit bulls no longer exist in this country, either by breed bans or fines related to owning pit bulls.