Location: walking down the street, Washington State
Year of attack: 2021
Tell us about the attack
My son and his friend were walking down the street to the corner store to grab a soda after putting in some work on our farm this past Sunday. Out of nowhere 3 pit bulls came bursting out someone’s front door and attacked the boys. My son’s friend was bit by one of the dogs and required stitches, and my boy was attacked by all three and taken to the ground before a neighbor could kick the dogs and get them to let go of my son. He was rushed to the hospital and received over 70 stitches in his face and legs. A news story was run on the boys’ ordeal.
How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
Life as we knew it has stopped for now. Right now it is all about taking care of my boy. He’s out of the hospital and home, but he will have follow ups and we are still not out of the woods for additional surgeries and infection. I can’t really say how he’ll deal with the sight of strange or aggressive dogs in the future. I guess we’ll take it as it comes.
A gofundme was created to help with some of the costs associated with the recovery. If you’d like to support him in this you can visit https://gofund.me/453945e2
Two of the three pit bulls are in custody. The third has not been relinquished at this time. It is a very complicated story. The two in custody have a history of attacking people and had been kept from being taken into custody during prior incidents. It is too early on to know what the fallout will be for all parties involved.
What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
If you are a pit bull owner you have to be responsible. Owning a pit is not as cool as you think it is, and it can end tragically. Be safe.