On Friday, August 21, 2015, my 10 year old Silky Terrier was attacked by my neighbor's three Pitt Bulls, mauled, mutilated and died on the way to the veterinarian's hospital. Caleb was simply standing in my yard and the Pitt Bulls escaped their scadally fenced in front yard and ran up my driveway to attack him. He was helpless -- I beat them with only what I had in my hand -- a broomstick --and it was like hitting a steel rod.
I screamed so loud that neighbors up the street and a street away came to try to help. However, the neighbors right across the street and who owns the dogs did not show up until the mauling was almost over. One of my neighbors picked up Caleb and one Pitt Bull chased her into my garage, she ran into my house along with me and handed the little man to me -- she said they then cornered my cairn terrior, Caitie who was also outside with us and sniffed her then turned away. My other neighbor said she tried to come to my aid but the black Pitt kept her at bay by aggressively barking and going toward her. She backed away slowly into her home.
My veterinarian said thank God they didn't turn on you. I am grieving and angry that this law
In Ohio the Pitt Bull breed has been removed off of the dangerous dog list. This law must be changed. I don't know what political organizations are promoting this breed to be safe -- but it must be all about political gain and money.
Until Friday, I was convinced that Pitt Bulls were deemed to be a safe dog if raised properly -- but no more. We must stop this insane propaganda and make our communities safe again.
I realize that Caleb was just a dog, but I have no children and he was like my little boy. So innocent-- but it could be a child next time.
Please sign this petition to keep Pitt Bulls out of our communities.