Location: Drive way, New York
Year of attack: June 12th, 2021
Tell us about the attack
I was walking up the driveway into my friend’s house when her 100 pound pit bull and one large mastiff pit bull mix attacked me. They were biting every limb of me and pulling for an extended period of time. They did not stop when commanded and had to be physically beat off me. My arm was almost completely detached from my body and I was coughing up blood. Every limb was completely covered in blood and I could smell my soft tissue and thought I was going to die. I spent a week in ICU. I had multiple surgeries, bypass, intubation and ventilators and I still am not healed.
How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I have terrible PTSD that makes it so I can’t sleep and I will have ongoing physical injuries and health issues for the rest of my life.
The two pit bulls were destroyed and homeowners gave the maximum.
What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Aggressive pit bulls don’t deserve a second chance; the “first bite free” rule needs to go.