Name: Mary Hudson
Location: In my neighbor’s backyard, Oklahoma
Year of attack: August 2022
Tell us about the attack
This morning as I was working from home I heard this horrible noise coming out back. My own dogs were barking like crazy and a horrific noise was coming from my neighbor’s backyard. Their two pit bulls had dragged another neighbor’s little dog under the fence into their yard and were mauling it. I ran out but couldn’t get them to stop. They ripped that little dog apart piece by piece. I was so scared for my own dogs, two beagles and a golden retriever, that I brought them into the house. I went back out and saw that the poor little dog was lifeless. I called the police and they told me to call animal control. I was sick to my stomach and shaking. I had never seen anything like it. The sounds were horrific and I feel so guilty that I couldn’t do anything in time to save it. Now I’m worried about my own dogs in our backyard.
How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I’m so concerned now about letting my dogs out in their own backyard. I’ve kept them in the house and I go out with them into our backyard. Those pit bulls frighten me. I’ve purchased pepper spray and take it with me out in the backyard as well as a golf club.
I know animal control left a note on my neighbor’s door and I haven’t seen the pit bulls in their yard. This just happened today.
What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
These pit bulls were frenzied and brutal in their attack. It has frightened me for my own dogs.