Pit bull

Babysitter’s pit bull mauls boy

Name: T.P.
Victim: Child
Location: Babysitters, Ohio
Year of attack: 2021

Tell us about the attack

My son Liam is now 6. He was mauled by a pit when he was 5 years old.

The babysitter failed to tell me that she had a pit bull.

The pit bull had previously attacked two other children. Despite this, the babysitter and her husband decided to introduce Liam to the pit bull after I left.

I’m told it then pounced on Liam and ate him alive. The pit bull owners let my son lay there in blood and feces for an hour and didn’t even call 911. They let him lay there. Screaming and crying: scared.

Liam had severe lacerations, a broken jaw, a skull fracture, and a brain bleed. He required plastic surgery and tear duct repair. He now he has trauma-induced epilepsy as a result of the attack: he has 50-200 seizures a day sometimes. He is considered  permanently disabled.  

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
My life will never be the same, neither will his; or his siblings. We are terrified of dogs now. Myself, and Liam have been diagnosed with PTSD. Liam is on epilepsy medication and will forever deal with the consequences of their stupidity.

Legal Consequences

The registered owner of the pit bull was the babysitter’s husband. He was charged only with misdemeanor child endangerment. His wife, the actual babysitter, faced no charges at all.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
DO NOT TRUST PIT BULLS. Don’t risk something like this! It’s definitely not how you raise them either! I’m pretty certain this pit bull wasn’t “trained or raised” to eat children!