Please donate to support our work is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity organization. Learn more »

6 thoughts on “2013 Dog Bite Fatality: Spanaway Woman Attacked by Pit Bulls Dies from Injuries

Please review our comment policy.

  1. Oh my, Colleen, this is so sad. The wife of the man who shot one of the pit bulls commented on my blog and said they saw her out walking a lot and they all hoped she would get better so she could walk again….and I thought to myself, No, life will never be the same for this woman again. And when I saw the video of the owner of the pit bulls, it was like "da ja vous" for us even down to the roosters crowing at the end of the video. I lived by this craziness for 2 years. Some stories effect me more personally than others. This victims age is close to mine and I want to walk like she was but I'm afraid to now. This is heartbreaking all around.

  2. How does anyone read this and say that a dog is a dog and that any breed is likely to do this? I was approached by two Labrador Retrievers who had escaped from their yard one night and they sniffed me and my dog (smallish mutt), played a minute, and went on back toward home. They wouldn't stand still long enough for me to read their tags and call their owner, unfortunately. A dog is a dog? Don't think so.

  3. A dog is a dog, but a pit bull is not a dog. The pit bull types are so different from normal dogs that they should be categorized in a separate species — and then that species should be made to go extinct.

  4. It is a very sorrowful story Decatur AL. Watching the husband talk about her is absolutely heart breaking, "she always had my back" and "I am looking forward to seeing her again." To the men who stepped into save her, they at least for a short while thought they had saved her life — the only silver lining, presuming that she had lived. Now these men are devastated and I am sure feel guilt, falsely telling themselves that they could have done more. The victim and her family and the entire community suffer horrific loss and for some, plaguing guilt too.

    We can beat them, forever and ever… We can be heroes for just one day…

    The age of a victim plays a vital role in how much a person is affected by attacks. It does not even need to reflect the concerned individual. A parent reading about an 8-year old child who was attacked, that also has an 8-year old child… An adult who thinks about a senior citizen parent being attacked… I'm six years away from being 38 when I was attacked. But any female jogger in her 30s who is attacked, so close to my own experience, sends shock waves. You are so beautiful, courageous and caring Decatur. Nga is forever documented online because of your dedication.

    The shame is on the other side… We can beat them, forever and ever…

  5. Yes…The Pit Breeders, dog fighters and Rescue angels want these people buried and forgotten

    Nothing personal, It's just "Business"!

Comments are closed.