Sammie

Name: Eileen
Victim: Adult, Pet
Location: My neighborhood, North Carolina

Tell us about the attack
I have walked my Sammie girl every day In our neighborhood for 4 years. One beautiful fall morning, a Pitbull escaped a neighbors yard, chased us down the street and attacked my Sammie. It latched on to her chest wall and would not let go. I screamed and kicked it and kicked all the while my Sammie looking into my eyes for help. I tore apart a neighbors landscaping wall and hit the dog over the head repeatedly with the brick, it still wouldn’t let go. The only way to save her was to leave the scene and start banging on neighbors doors screaming for help. My Sammie watched me leave her. I kept running back to try to fight the dog off and then rum again for help. No one was home and my poor sweet black lab was mauled to death.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
Took me months and months to recover emotionally from the attack, I also ended up with a torn meniscus and rotator cuff and was unable to work as a hospital nurse for months. Lost 20 to 30 thousand in income because of it. Or to mention my medical bills.

Legal Consequences
Pitbull owner got a vicious dog letter from the county.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Your right to own a Pitbull doesn’t trump my right to not have my pet murdered by yours.