Young boy checking mail victim of unprovoked pit bull attack

Young boy checking mail victim of unprovoked pit bull attack

Name: VWG
Victim: Child
Location: Apartment Complex, Texas
Year of attack: 2021

Tell us about the attack

On September 9th, 2021, my young nephew, King, was doing one of his chores, which was checking the mail as he did every day. As King was going to the mailbox, the neighbor’s pit bull attacked him. A passer-by saw the pit bull biting at his face. She and the pit bull’s owner were able to get the pit bull off King. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital, with a very hysterical mom. King received over 60 stitches in his head. He also had lacerations on his forearm from trying to cover his face. He was able to return home the same evening. His mom was told that he may need to see a surgeon because the scarring may be permanent.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
My nephew no longer wants to go outside alone. He has nightmares and is afraid of all dogs now. He was also upset about this accident keeping him from playing on the Junior High school football team. My nephew was always happy and silly at times. I see a complete turnaround in him now.

Legal Consequences
The pit bull was taken by animal control.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
That just because you are minding your business, things like this could happen to anyone.