Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Extreme Attacks: List of Pit Bull Attacks With No Warning or Provocation

One argument excusing pit bull attacks is that if a pit bull attacks, there were warning signs that were missed.  This blames the victim and/or owner and also presumes that pit bull attacks are a last resort communication when other attempts to communicate to the victim that the dog is uncomfortable by growling, body posture, or avoidance have failed.  This is indeed usually true for most dogs, but pit bull attacks are very often predatory. Predatory attacks occur when the victim did nothing but exist in proximity to the pit bull; they happen with no provocation, without warning, and manifest in seconds.  These attack accounts demonstrate this.

This list of attacks does not include attacks without provocation or warning when invading homes to attack or leaping from upper stories to attack to attack.  Those attacks are listed separately.


2017 TX - Unprovoked pit bull attack seen on video taking a 7-year-old down like puma takes down a goat.  Is that all our kids are worth to us?  Is having pit bulls in our neighborhoods really worth this price? No and no.

2017 NY - Pit bull caught on video launching a devastating attack on a toddler completely unprovoked.  Do we value our children this little?

2017 AR - A boy riding his bike is taken down by a pit bull.  The boy runs away, but the pit bull keeps coming.

2017 FL - A pit bull darted out of its owner's open apartment door, down two flights of stairs, ran down the street, and immediately attacked a two year old girl playing in her yard with her five year old brother.  The girl was put in the hospital with serious injuries and her brother was also badly injured and needed stitches.  The pit bull had to be pried off the little girl

2016 - Gabriella Jones was walking to school when the dog came up from behind her and grabbed the girl's arm in his teeth and bit the girl's face. A neighbor witnessed what had just occurred and immediately tried to intervene to rescue the girl. "I thought that my life was going to end right there," Gabriella said. "It bit me on my leg and then went up to my ear.


2016 ME - A 10 month old Boston terrier puppy was killed while being walked on a leash when two pit bulls escaped their double fencing containment system for the express purpose of killing the little puppy.  The owner is devastated.

2016 WI - A mother was pushing her 15-month-old son in his stroller when two pit bulls rushed them and attacked the toddler in the stroller.  The baby's mother was attacked when she tried to save her son.  The mother and toddler reportedly both sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries.  The owner doesn't know how the pit bulls escaped.  The victims were simply walking down the street and were completely unaware of the existence of the the pit bulls until they attacked.

2016 FL - A woman and her little dog were attacked by a pit bull that jumped out of its yard for the sole purpose of attacking.  The little dog was killed and the woman is in critical condition 2 days after the attack.  Her jugular veins were severed which means her throat was ripped out and the top of her skull was removed.  The pit bull jumped back into its yard when first responders came, then jumped back out again to attack at which time it was shot by deputies.

2016 PA - A man and his daughter were walking down the street near a home where pit bulls were kept.  One pit bull jumped through a hole in the fence for the sole purpose of attacking the daughter. She sustained injuries to her finger and leg.  Her father attempted to stop the attack and was then attacked.  At that point, two more pit bulls jumped out o a window of the home and attacked the man.

2016 NJ - A pit bull escaped from a home, rushed to a woman walking a baby stroller and attacked the 11 month old girl in the stroller.  The pit bull was recently adopted from a shelter.  The baby girl was hospitalized for three days, received 70 stitches and plastic surgery. (This attack is also listed in attacks by recently adopted pit bulls.)

2016 FL - Three pit bulls happen upon a sleeping homeless man and attack him unprovoked leaving life-threatening injuries.  The attack is captured on surveillance video which shows that the attack was  9 minutes long, completely unprovoked, and the man was completely helpless to stop it.

2015 NJ - Witnesses saw a pit bull escape its fenced in yard for the sole purpose of attacking a child.  When it got out it made a bee line for a 10-year-old girl who was about to board a school bus.  Four people were injured by the pit bull before police arrived, shot and killed the mauling pit bull.

2015 KS - Five year old Korbin Smith was riding his bike on his way to the park with his grandmother when an American bulldog jumped the fence for the express purpose of attacking Korbin.  He is going to need reconstructive surgery.

2015 OR - This unprovoked attack caught on video shows how quickly an attack can manifest.  The victim dog and owner sustained serious injury within seconds of being aware that the pit bull existed.  And, of course, the pit bull could only be stopped with GREAT difficulty.  The owner and dog were completely helpless.

FL - Pit bulls attack man with no warning or provocation
When you watch this video, remember that this is not normal or acceptable companion animal behavior:


CO - Elderly man with cancer walking for health mauled by pit bulls that came from behind with no warning or provocation

Malaysia - Jogger attacked and killed

TN - Children playing, pit bull "comes out of nowhere" and attacks

DC - Pit bull bounds across street in traffic to maul dog

2013 NY - Pit bull "came out of nowhere" in shopping parking lot and attacks 3-year-old for five minutes

2013 WA - While taking things out of her car, a pit bull attacks woman and child from behind

2013 NY - Caught on video a little girl is attacked by a pit bull coming from across a wide intersection

When you watch this video, remember that this is not normal or acceptable companion animal behavior:


1988 MI - A man and his sons were walking up their driveway after taking out the garbage when 3 pit bulls attacked the two boys in a ghastly attack. The pits first attacked the 5 year old ripping off half his forehead and damaging his tear duct. They also bit him all over his body. Then one pit turned on the 11 year old boy and ripped off part of his scalp and his ear. Another incident describes such a vicious pit bull it slammed its head repeatedly against a glass door in an attempt to enter and attack.

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