Name: Tracy Montgomery
Victim: Child, Pet
Location: In our back yard, Michigan
Year of attack: 2021
Tell us about the attack
My son Dexter and his dog were outside on November 16th, 2021 about 5:30 pm in our own backyard. This girl was walking her two pit bulls in the nearby park. One got away from her. I screamed to my son, “get your dog in now”. But by the time I got to the back door, the pit bull was already attacking my son’s dog. My son was fighting off the pit bull. Once the pit bull let go, my boyfriend grabbed Dexter’s dog and brought him inside. Then the pit bull went for my son. My son got mauled by the pit bull in the throat. He was in ICU for days on a ventilator.
How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
We are scared to let our dog outside anymore into our backyard due to other pit bulls in the park.
My son’s life totally changed. With his vocal cords and air channel punctured, he has a hard time breathing and gasps in the mornings. He has to watch what he eats. He dropped out of school. The modeling that he wanted to do also is done for, owing to the scars on his throat.
We have bad anxiety and bad depression because we feel like no one want to help us.
The trailer park did nothing. We are fighting to have the pit bull put down. The female pit bull owner hid the pit bull and acted like she didn’t own any. Court has been being postponed 7 months now, it is just frustrating.
What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
People ain’t getting insurance on their pit bulls, so you can’t sue them. Honestly, I think there should be a change.
Please fight against pit bulls being used as service dogs: they attack pets, children, elderly people, etc.