Are the Streets Not Safe?

I just went through one of the most frightening experiences in my life.

I was walking our dog Calli near the bay and we were attacked by a stray pit bull.

As we were walking back home, I saw a dog running towards us across the street from about a block away. My first instinct was to hide Calli, so I pushed her behind some bushes that were against a fence.

When the pit bull got to us, it felt like D-day. I started kicking at the pit bull as wildly as I could and at the same time, tried to keep Calli away. I’m not sure if this was effective because it seem like the pit bull automatically got a hold of Calli’s back and was trying to bite her. I grabbed onto the pit bulls collar (Thank God the pit bull had a collar!) and yanked as hard as I could. The pit bull still persisted and I saw that she was trying to bite Calli near the neck.

We were circling around and around, bark mulch was flying everywhere… and at this point I felt despiration. Luckily, a car stopped and a lady came out and shouted, “Which one is your dog?”

It was hard to talk, but I managed to tell her the black one. She said she was going to put Calli in her car and drive us home. All this time, I was still holding to the pit bulls collar and yanking and yanking. She shouted to get in the car. I let go of the pit bull pushing it away as hard as I could, then jumped in the car, trying not of open the door as wide as I could.

She then asked were I lived, and drove us away. I could see the pit bull jumping at the window. The lady’s husband shouted, drive away. She said she didn’t want to run over the dog… and the husband said “I don’t care! Run over that damn dog! I hate pit bulls! I hate pit bulls!”

Once we got home, I could barely speak, but I put Calli back in her house, and offered the woman a towel to wipe her car. She said to get peroxide, then said she’s going to go. I was still shaky and thanked her so much.

I rushed to call the police and they connected me with someone else. I forgot if it was the county sherrif, but they told me that they sent out animal control to see if they can find the pit bull still roaming around.

I then checked to see Calli’s injuries. She seemed fine, but had a cut or gashed near the back of her left shoulder blade. I put some peroxide, then called the vet for advice, but they were closed. I called my boss, and was comforted since Calli just got here rabies shots last week.

Finally, as I was looking at Calli records, I noticed I’ve been spelling her name wrong. Apparently, her name is Calli not Kelly.

  • well… it was raining the whole day in singapore… so… sleeping in bed sounds like a really nice thing though…

    get well soon?

  • what a guardian angel you had there!

    i am so glad that calli or you were not seriously injured.
    i hope that dog doesn’t find another victim.

    • I wish I could have thanked my “anonymous” guardian angel more… but I know good things will happen to her!

      I went back last night patrolling to see if I could find that pit bull… I really hope no other dogs got hurt. I saw at least 3 other people walking their dogs that evening…

  • Wow. That must have been frightening. I’m surprised that you managed to get hold of the pit bull’s collar without getting bitten yourself. It’s wonderful that the woman stopped her car and helped you.

    • It was very frightening!… I think the pit bull is okay around people, because, as I look back, it didn’t go after me… just Calli…

      That woman is definitely wonderful!

  • Oh gods….so glad you and Calli were saved. It just boggles the mind that people let an animal like that run.

    • I agree… It frustrates me that the owner won’t know what the pit bull did to us :( but I so glad we are okay…

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  • Ugh why do people let their dogs run free??? That poor pit bull must have a terrible owner. I actually like the pitbull breed, it’s just unfortunate that so many nasty people are attracted to them as a ‘guard dog’ and stick them in a back yard alone forever. I feel really bad for those abused and neglected dogs.

    I’m glad you and your dog are okay!

    • I know… I’m sadden that the owner is not responsible with their pit bull. Our former neighbor had a pit bull that constantly escaped!… and it tried to attack Calli twice… Luckily, it was afraid of our garden hose.

  • That’s crazy! I’m glad you and your dog made it out of there safely! We had a lot of problems with dogs running loose in our neighborhood too growing up. They were all really quite small but they sure could scare someone. I really don’t know what people are thinking when they let their animals run free like that.

    • I am so glad that we came out safely too. I swear I was so out of breath… I just wish pet owner would be more responsible!

  • ugh..so sorry to hear about the scare! I hate when people let their dogs run loose. Go glad you two are ok though.

    • Thanks gypsy_soul, I’m so glad we are ok, too :)

  • OMG! I’m so glad you and Calli are okay. That would freak me out so much. What a horrible incident.

    • Thanks penguingardener, I never want to experience that again! It’s weird how I didn’t freak out until I got home when things were settling down.

  • OMG! I’m so glad you weren’t hurt, and I hope Calli is ok. People that have such dogs as Pit Bulls should be flogged for letting them out or letting them escape.

    • Luckily, the pit bull seemed to be okay with people, otherwise I too would probably be “very” hurt. I wish everyone with pets, especially pit bulls, were responsible…