Indianapolis, IN - Video artist Zupf has recorded the bedside interview of Brenda Hill. You may have already seen this video while reading the related Indy Star article. One day though, this article and it's video will go offline. For documentation and access purposes, the combination of Zupf and DogsBite.org ensures that Brenda Hill's story will remain alive and accessible by all Internet users. In the transcript, we've emphasized the phrase spoken by Hill that shows why pit bulls must be regulated.
Transcript of Brenda Hill:
"Please send someone to help me. Please send someone to help me. 'Cause they was eating me, and they were eating me while I was saying that. I couldn't protect myself. I just took the pain -- and the pain was bad. They gnaw with their teeth and they just vicious, like they want to just eat me up. That's the way they looked, their expression. It was just so frightening. I was so scared. I've never been so scared.
I was going to take my trash out on Sunday, and I think it was about 5 o'clock. I had been debating whether I was going to take the trash out. Because I know the dogs and they'd be out there, they'd go in the trash where you take your trash and have it all over everything. So I said well, I got some ammonia, because they don't mess with you if you put ammonia on the bag.
They came around in the back of my house so fast, just jumped on the porch and just pulled my leg, my pants, just pulled me on down. Then they just started eating on my hand. Then they did my legs and my arms. This one's bad, they got this leg really bad. Then I seen all that blood because I take Coumadin, that's a blood thinner. I seen all that blood -- I just had it. I mean that yard was full of blood. It was like a nightmare."
It's not just children and senior citizens that cannot protect themselves from a tenacious pit bull attack -- police officers, animal control officers, US Marshalls and firefighters cannot either without serious weaponry.
Brenda Hill Fund
Donations can be made to the Brenda Hill Medical Account Fund at any Fifth Third Bank Branch. A location near to the Hill home is: 5615 West 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46254-2921 (ph: 317-329-1249)
02/12/09: Indianapolis Must Enact a Pit Bull Law or Serious Maulings Will Continue
02/10/09: Brenda Hill, 68, Attacked by Pit Bulls While Taking Out the Trash