City park

Pit bull on flimsy retractable leash launches unprovoked attack in city park

Name: Christopher
Victim: Pet
Location: Walking in city park, Pennsylvania
Year of attack: 2022

Tell us about the attack

I was walking my pharaoh hound at Schiavoni Park in Hummelstown, PA when passing a couple with two leashed pit bulls. One of the pit bulls charged unexpectedly with no provocation and because the owner just had her pits on flimsy retractable leashes, she instantly lost control of it. It bit and tore my dog’s back leg which required surgery. I was very lucky that I wasn’t injured as well.

The owner tells me it was an accident and her pit isn’t dangerous. I said I beg to differ since your dog just attacked mine out of the blue for no reason.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
It’s a recent event so I’m sure there more issues to come for me and my dog.

Legal Consequences
In process.

The lack of protection that local and state government provide to the community is deplorable. Everything is down to me to report. There is almost zero help from the authorities.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
The pit bull is a dangerous fighting breed. Yes, other dogs can occasionally though rarely be dangerous, but the proclivity to attack, the frequency and the physical damage that results from a pit bull “bite” is NOT the same as that of normal dogs.

This attack was unprovoked. Make sure you carry a weapon or object to protect yourself because you will be no match for a pit bull otherwise.

The mindless support of the pit bull breed and its aggressive behavior is an abomination.