Name: Sara S.
Location: In the home in Indiana
Year of attack: December 2020
Tell us about the attack
Saturday morning I got the most heart-wrenching call from my mom. She was screaming and crying, all she could get out was a mumbled sentence, something along the lines of “I just wanted to let you know those pit bulls broke into the house, I think Douglas, Princess (her dogs), and Tanner (her cat) are dead”.
Three pit bulls that lived down the street had came onto her property and INSIDE her home while she was not home. She came home to a BLOODY MESS and her house was so tore up. The pictures are seriously gut-wrenching, blood smeared all over furniture and walls and carpet and a few things even broken. She came eye-to-eye with the three pit bulls standing inside her own home and just could see blood everywhere and didn’t know what to do or think. She dropped the groceries she was carrying and ran back to her car and called my aunt and uncle to come over because she was so scared.
They found her two dogs Douglas and Princess hiding in the bathroom and thought Douglas was already dead because he looked so tore up but shortly after I got a call saying he was still alive and they were headed to Blue Pearl Pet Hospital with them.
Unfortunately Douglas had to be put to sleep upon arrival as he suffered from a potential broken shoulder, back, and neck PLUS all of the bite wounds. He was suffering too much.
We thought Princess was going to be alright, but they soon realized the bite wounds were worse than they initially thought. The vet said the bite on her neck was the worst she’s ever seen. They thought her canine tooth was missing but turns out it was lodged into her nasal cavity from trying to fight for their lives so hard. They got her all stitched up and she was swollen all over, but her oxygen levels were dropping over night so this morning she was unfortunately put to sleep as well.
Tanner the cat ended up showing back up. We believe he hid under the dresser and the pit bulls were too distracted by Douglas and Princess to notice him.
How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
Tanner is definitely traumatized. He constantly watches the door to see if those pit bulls are coming back. If he hears ANY noise, he runs and hides.
Both Douglas and Princess were loved by so many people. Princess was technically my brother’s family dog. When they moved here from Florida my mom kept her for them until they got a home suitable for her. My nieces weren’t ready to lose their dog before they even got to bring her home with them again.
Douglas was our family dog growing up, when my parents split he lived with my dad and would follow him out to the garage 24/7 and come home covered in grease. That was his baby. My dad is no longer alive and Douglas was one of our last connections with him. ☹️ After he passed Doug moved back in with my mom, and spent the rest of his life there. I’ll miss my yappy pup so very much.
I’m not sure what is happening with the pit bulls yet, but I promise you my family will get justice for these babies. This is not the first incident with these pit bulls around our neighborhood.