Location: Apartment Complex in Winter Park, Florida
Year of attack: 2020
Tell us 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.
How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
My son said he will miss the years of loving experiences we were supposed to have. Stevie was only 12 weeks old. We were both traumatized and are now in therapy with a psychiatrist who concluded we have PTSD. This was the most violent event I ever experienced.
Orange County FL…sad…couldn’t even take the hell hound…however the owners, who lacked any remorse, surrendered the dog to animal control. The apartment complex is avoiding responsibility even though they were aware of an illegal dog living in the building. Stevie is viewed by law as property but to us he was family.
What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
This was senseless…no leash on the pit bull.