Dog bite victim voices ::

Learn how dog bite victims and witnesses of serious and fatal pit bull attacks describe the horrific attack experience including, being maimed beyond recognition, fractured skull injuries and more.

joe varanese

I flipped the dog over, slammed him on the ground -- that didn’t help, he came back stronger. I hit him with the leg of the wheelchair -- it didn’t even faze him.

sheriff jud smith

She had grit and asphalt under her fingernails where she was pulling away from these dogs and they were pulling back at her.

heidi dorazio

They scaled the roof, I heard two shots, then another two shots, and then they just cleared everybody out.

police chief william nebus

It was horrific, I mean, everybody's imaginations can run wild and it still wouldn't be the true picture of what was there and seen by the officers that arrived first.

kenneth miller

He was sitting there and blood was shooting out of his neck ... He bled out right in front of me. His last words were "Don't call 9-1-1."

police chief richard brown

D'Aleo suffered massive injuries including flesh, muscle and tendon loss to the lower extremities.

ingrid alvarado

She had bites on all four limbs. I couldn't help or hold her, because she had chunks of her arm missing.

sgt. kalani souza

It was horrific enough for our officers to call and treat this as a suspicious death.

police chief james heil

He had severe trauma; bite marks to his trunk and head and arms with just massive trauma. It was the most gruesome thing I've ever seen in 18 years of law enforcement.

deborah golden

I seen the little girl flat on her back with the bite marks and part of her neck hanging off. I started CPR and I had the dad grab the neck and hold it.

jennie greene

The coroner absolutely recommended absolutely no viewing of any kind. 'Please, don't put yourself through that -- or your family.'

fort pierce police report

Liquori's face was heavily damaged, missing both eyes and having her nose torn out of place. Liquori's head was covered in blood and she appeared to be missing part of her scalp.

shelby chadwell

He was barely breathing on the floor, a lot of blood, face down. It was the worst. It's not something I want to relive.

nina brown

They dragged her down the yard and all of her clothes were off, her shoes, everything. They tore all of her hair out, the casket can't be open, it's like a nightmare.

tim platt

The dogs basically ate my mom alive, ripping out a main artery in her throat, causing a severe stroke to the left side of her brain, leaving her half brain dead.

denzel whiteside

They were already splitting her in half ... One arm was already bit completely off, the other arm was barely hanging on by a piece of meat.

nioti koulianos

The attack was severe to the point where we're probably going to have a closed casket. The mother is not going to be able to see her baby's face ever again.

jason rash

I couldn't sleep. I was up all night. I was at the station. I threw up twice. It's just horrifying -- scary.

sheriff javier salazar

One of the relatives of the child actually looked out into the backyard and saw that the dog had his mouth around the little boy's neck and was shaking him.

jason dodge

She was just so chewed up, I mean there's just no coming back from that. The doctors did everything they could. They tried to give her blood and everything, and she'd just passed. There's nothing they could do, absolutely nothing.

sheriff james agnew

In my 40 years of law enforcement, I've never seen anything quite like it. Hope I never see anything like it again.

david swiniarski

Two 100, 120-pound pit bulls just getting his neck, his legs ... Everyone was screaming, but no one knew what to do.

captain rob mcdade

"It wasn't a good scene -- It was a brutal attack by the animal. It's hard when you see a child in that much trauma.

kerry dougherty

By the time rescue workers arrived, the woman's intestines were on the floor ... Her mother's arms were mangled. One arm was amputated before the poor woman died in the hospital the next morning.

slatington police chief david rachman

He grabbed her by the neck again and shook her like a rag doll. She was flopping around ... The way he attacked her, that's the way animals kill. His intention was to kill her.

vidya chellapilla

Then we see the dog started biting on her neck, started removing pieces from her neck. We didn't go there, because the dog looks really wild at that time.

betty long

I said to him, "The dogs are eating us. Send two ambulances."

angie smith

I couldn't tell if she was gone. I just knew, she had on a jacket and a book bag so I couldn't tell if she was breathing or not. I think that kind of saved her skin. I knew that her face was totally dismembered.

reporter describes injuries

Payton's cheek was fractured so dramatically that the bone was pushing on her muscle, paralyzing the right side of her face. Her eye socket was destroyed, which ultimately would have caused her eye to sink down into her sinus cavity.

mackenzie partin

By far it's probably the worst thing I've ever seen in my life. There was only 30 percent left of his body probably.

unnamed witness

All the flesh was ripped away from her calf. The artery was just hanging there. Half of her face was basically bitten off. She looked like she was dead. She had to lose two gallons of blood, easy.

officer sanchez

The bicep was missing, chunks ... I've seen a lot of dog bites, but these...I've never seen anything like this. She looked like she was attacked by a shark. There's chunks of meat that were off...

port huron police report

Her carotid artery had been severed, the trachea was damaged, her cervical spine was broken and there was possible damage to the jugular.

lucille strickland

They pulled him to the fence to the other dog in the fence, and the other dog grabbed his hood on his coat and pulled him under. And they started biting and eating my son.

dexter brown

He had blood all over him, all over the floor, everywhere. Flesh was hanging off his arms. It was the most awful mess I've ever seen.

miami-dade county coroner's report

The skin of the scalp and most of the face is absent ... The muscles of the face are mostly absent.

darlene white

She was just basically laying there, lifeless ... All I know is there was blood everywhere. He did a nasty job.

amanda strother

I went to the bathroom and my boy is dead. [Dispatcher: Why do you think he is dead?] Because there's blood all over his face.

bianca white

It had him around the neck, he wasn't letting go. He was just shaking him by his neck ... It was the scariest thing I ever seen in my life.

willetta tate

It's just unexplainable. You just don't get it when you've had the [pit bull] so long, I don't know what could have happened. I don't know.

neighbor ron

Cause the dogs absolutely chewed his left hand plum off. He lost six pints of his blood. And his face was tore off. His eye was hanging out. I mean I have never seen nothing like that.

leslie mcelrath

One dog grabbed her face and literally tore it off. The other one pulled her mouth off ... They've fixed that, and they reattached her face.

ron gulledge

He's fighting [but there's] still a long ways to go. It's terrible. You don't wish nobody to get eaten alive.

firefighter zachary sykora

Could see muscles, skin gone, major trauma throughout the body.

wayne walker

I knew she was dead right away ... It looked like [the pit bull] took a chunk of her throat out around the jugular.

ceara schofield

Every time my heart would beat, blood would gush out of my arms. So I was trying to hold them up, so I would not lose more blood.

roxanne hartrich

The [pit bull] initially went straight for the jugular ... Prepare yourself, he said, the damage is going to be excruciatingly painful to see.

gabby witt

I looked over the fence and I saw that lady laying there. What I remember was her head -- there was almost no hair left.

police chief todd duplantis

The mother was able to get away from the pit bull and barricade herself in a bedroom where she screamed for help and handed over her 4-year-old child through a window to medical personnel.

angela rutledge

I couldn't even call 911 because I kept slipping in the blood, and I kept dropping my phone.

coroner kent harshbarger

We can't quantify [the number of bites] because they overlap. There's no way to put a range on it.

anonymous neighbor

Her husband could only identify her by her shoes and her glasses that lay near by.

john bakker

They were within a minute of killing me ... It was like trying to grab a chainsaw that was going wild.

jeff borchardt

I stood in that room screaming, while my wife held his small hand. His body was destroyed, lying there in that neck brace.

tony bell, spokesperson

[Devitt] was dragged 50 yards, scalped and her arm removed. We've gotta do something about it; [pit bulls] are killing machines.

lakisha moss

There was a pool of blood, blood over all the walls and everything. I felt like I was in a horror film.

councilman glenn green

I mean I can't even imagine living my entire life being vision impaired and having no arms.

reporter don logana

The graphic photos even showing what appeared to be the tiny child's head nearly decapitated along with severe internal damage.