Name: Layne Huskins
Victim: Adult, Pet
Location: In our driveway, Florida
Year of attack: Fall 2020
Tell us about the attack
First attack was mid October, 2020: Our two small morkies and my husband were in the garage (door was open). “Gage”, one of two of our neighbor’s newly adopted pit bulls, ran from his home across the street, entered the garage and had one of our small dog pinned down. My husband got between them and he was bitten on the leg. Bite marks noticeable but not punctured.
On Dec 29, 2020 the dogs were again in the garage, husband was unloading groceries from car. “Gage” again ran full speed across the street and had Buddy in his jaws by neck and upper back, shaking him violently. The pit bull owner tried pulling him off to no avail. Husband again involved… had to actually kick Gage before he let go. Two serious bite wounds, kidney and tissue damage, fractured rib, surgery, 3 days in hospital, and $6,000 later.
How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
We (as well as several other neighbors) must be alert at all times and will not walk our dogs by their house. We also have families with several small children on our street who are now on alert when they are walking or playing in front yard.
We are still undecided what course of action to take. We asked the pit bull owners several times to pay the medical….$6,000 but they have only avoided us so far and not made any attempt to discuss with us.
What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Be aware if you have small pets, children if you or neighbor has a pit bull. It might be the dog is simply “playing” or “roughhousing” but don’t let your guard down….ever.