Victim: Pet, Other Horse goats
Location: In pasture and on public dirt road, Georgia
Year of attack: Choose one
Tell us about the attack
In 3 states I’ve lived in, I’ve dealt with pit bulls killing my livestock.
In Georgia, my neighbor had three pit bulls. I told him, you need to lock those pit bulls up. They’re coming to my house trying to get my goats. I called the sheriff. The sheriff supposedly went to talk to the guy. The next day the same thing. The pit bulls are at my gate. I pull up but can’t get out of my truck, cuz they’re circling my truck. I called the sheriff. He said that he didn’t talk to the guy before, but now he’s going to talk to him. The same day he spoke to him, the pit bulls attacked my horse with a girl riding it down the dirt road. Sheriff made him pay my vet bills, and gave him a ticket. A few months later, one of those same pit bulls, though it had been sold to a different owner, killed my goats. I sued on Judge Judy and won. No more pit issues since.
How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
Everyone knows not to let their pits onto my farm 😉 The only tow truck in area refuses my AAA calls because he’s a pit bull advocate and breeder. I’m hated by pit owners in the area big time but the pit bulls are no longer a problem. Now someone is shooting my livestock… Sheriff does nothing…
Owner in one case paid vet bills and fine. In the other case Judge Judy paid me but pit owner was shamed publicly and moved out of our county. She lost her job, etc. because she obviously lied on TV.
What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Pit bulls are bred for blood sport. They will target livestock. These attacks often go unreported. It happens daily. I know many people dealing with pit bulls mauling livestock. It happened to me in FL, GA and AZ.