Name: Brock H.
Location: In my own backyard, Arkansas
Year of attack: 2021
Tell us about the attack
The neighbor’s pit bull attacked my greyhound in our own backyard. He had previously slipped the fence on several occasions, including once back in March where he got into our yard and picked up our small, 15 y/o dog by the neck. My greyhound, Harper, was in the backyard when the pit was let outside and immediately bolted to the fenceline. He slipped underneath the chain link and immediately latched onto Harper’s head. It took us 3 to 4 minutes to get him to release. Our greyhound sustained a broken jaw, a detached ear, 4 missing teeth, and 10 muscle-deep lacerations all over her body. She has had 3 surgeries in the past week. She is now missing her left ear.
How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
My life has been totally upended by this attack. I have had to travel out of state to seek medical treatment, I’ve missed over a week of work, I have spent 7k on vet bills, and I feel totally unsafe in my own backyard. I am absolutely disgusted by this pit bull and the pattern of negligence and denial displayed by its owners. I can’t even be in my own backyard without fearing for my life.
No action has been taken by animal control or the police.
What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Pit bulls are dangerous and anybody who says otherwise is living in denial. People say “it’s not the dog it’s the owner.” What if it’s both? Here’s the thing, these dogs were bred with specific genetics… herding dogs herd, running dogs run, retrieving dogs retrieve, pit bulls attack. It is quite literally in their DNA.