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Pit bull puppy attack in Hope, Michigan on Wixom Lake

Name: Frieda [1]
Victim: Adult
Location: Knocking on neighbor’s door, Hope, Michigan
Year of attack: 2018

Tell us about the attack

Frieda, about 70 to 75 years old, went to the house of her friends, Jane and John [1], who live on my street. She knocked on their door to talk to Jane and their pit bull puppy viciously attacked her through the screen door and began mauling her. She had to have stitches and spend the night in the hospital.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I’ve been spending my time trying to figure out how to make my neighbors get rid of that dog. I want to know how to make it illegal to own a pit bull in my community, Hope, Michigan. They are killers.

Legal Consequences
This story happened in March 2018 in Hope, Michigan and the police were called. I cannot find it in the attack database here on NPBVA. Since a police report was made at the hospital how do I get Frieda’s story in this database? Not one thing happened. Frieda didn’t sue since her husband was dying, but John and Jane bought her some bandaids and took her out for dinner, so that made everything right I guess. Why wasn’t that dog put down? I want that dog gone before it bites me or my little boys, but they refuse to get rid of this killer dog.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
STOP SAYING IT’S THE OWNER! It’s not, it’s the breed! This pit bull was a puppy, it had been around Frieda several times and was familiar with her since Jane, and Frieda were friends. John and Jane have small grandchildren so in no way was this pit bull being trained to be aggressive. THESE ANIMALS DO NOT BELONG AS PETS OR IN A COMMUNITY WHERE THEY CAN HURT CHILDREN, or ANYONE FOR THAT MATTER.

[1] Ed: The names have been changed for this web account.