Suffers Bite to Ear
Cottonwood Heights, UT - It was recently reported that a woman came to the rescue of a 4-year old child after a pit bull burst through a neighbor's fence and attacked. The woman, Tanya Shroeder, needed 20 stitches to reattach the lower end of her ear after the incident. "It was a full blown attack!" she said. "I knew [the pit bull] would kill one of those kids if he got the right bite. I knew it!" Due to Shroeder's heroic actions, the small child was saved from serious injury.
It all happened on the evening of June 4, as Tanya's two kids and her friend's 4-year old daughter where playing in the backyard of her home. Tanya could hear her neighbor's dog barking and digging at the fence. "The first thing I did was yell over, can you come and get your dog I think he's going to come through the fence," said Shroeder. Nobody answered, so she approached the fence and that's when the large pit bull named Samson came bursting through.
Shroeder's husband Tom was very upset about the incident. "My family is playing in the safety of our backyard and is attacked by a dog," he said. Beau Babka with the Cottonwood Police Department agreed. He told reporters that these types of situations are upsetting. "If you're not safe in your own backyard then where are you safe?" he said. The pit bull owner called the event "tragic" and was cited for two counts of attack, a dog at large and not having a license.
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