Victim: Adult, Pet
Location: While walking my dog on the other side of the street, Wisconsin
Year of attack: July 2022
Tell us about the attack
I was walking my dog in the early morning around 6 a.m. this past Friday. A pit bull bolted across the street out of nowhere and viciously attacked my husky with no provocation or warning. My husky needed several stitches on his forehead and neck, and a pipe to drain the fluids from his neck.
According to the Stoughton WI non emergency police report, this pit bull has already attacked four other dogs previously and nothing has been done so far. It appears no action was taken. I did file a compliant with the non-emergency police department of Stoughton WI, but pit bull has still not been removed from the property. I feel that it is not safe to walk on the street anymore.
How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I feel unsafe to walk outside and feel like Stoughton WI is not a safe place. And I will not recommend this place as safe to any responsible pet owners who love and care for their pets. This attack has traumatized me and I’m terrified of walking on the street, especially when I hear the bark of the pit bull.
The pit bull owner has not been fined. I’m not sure what the city is waiting for as my pet is its fifth victim.
What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Pit bulls are lethal weapons a person can have if not trained properly. It should be abandoned from the city limits and the owner should be heavily fined for not training the dogs or have no control over their pit bulls. These owners should not be allowed to own a pit bull again in their lifetime. After the vicious attacks on pets / humans the pit bull should be removed from the property immediately, once the compliant is filed with the animal control or in my situation the non-emergency Stoughton police department in WI should take actions to remove the pit bull from the property. However, the pit bull is still not removed and is roaming and barking in my neighbor’s yard terrorizing the neighborhood.