A Powerful Story of Humanity and SurvivalMonica Garza recounts the violent pit bull attack along with her rescuer on The Doctors.
Houston, TX - On the last day of Canine Victims Awareness Week 2014, we share the story of a mother of two children who was brutally attacked by two pit bulls while jogging and rescued by a 63-year old man she did not know. Earlier this year, the two appeared on The Doctors TV show and shared their stories of survival and the magic and boldness of human tri… [Read full blog post]
DogsBite.org - Today we release Hero Stories, a collection of stories honoring those who have placed their life at risk to save an innocent person or pet under attack by a dangerous pit bull. Those honored include: children, teenagers, mothers, fathers, everyday citizens, city employees and in one instance, a donkey, named Dotty. All told, there are 78 stories in the collection and 99 heroes. The stories unfold across 30 U.S. states and eight countries including: Australi… [Read full blog post]
Risked Their Lives to Stop a Violent Pit Bull MaulingThis post was originally published on November 22, 2011. Since that time, we have added new Carnegie Medal awardees who risked their lives to stop a violent pit bull attack.2018: James Williams, 47-years old (Green Bay, Wisconsin) - Presented with a Carnegie Medal for saving the life of Jaikeem Hillard. On June 20, 2016, an adult pit bull dog dragged Jaikeem, 17 months, from his stroller, bit onto his head, and did not let go.… [Read full blog post]
Risked Their Lives to Stop a Pit Bull Mauling2011: Winfred Davenport, Sammie Huggins and LaJayron Negrin (Deerfield Beach, Florida) - Recognized for their heroic acts by the City of Deerfield after rescuing Tayla Johnson from a family pit bull attack. Davenport and Huggins "wailed on the dog" with baseball bats until LaJayron arrived with a Ruger and shot the dog to death. Other persons honored were: Lamar McThay, Kevin Johnson, Kurtis Santiago and Myra Velez.
2011: Larry… [Read full blog post]
Risked Their Lives to Stop a Pit Bull Mauling2011: Matt Fenner, City Police Officer (Glendora, California) - Recognized as a City Hero by DogsBite.org after saving retired fire chief Milford Fonza from the jaws of two pit bulls. Fonza was on an early morning walk when he was confronted by the dogs. Fonza tried to climb a wall to escape, but the dogs pulled him back to the ground. Spotting the attack, Fenner rammed one pit bull with his cruiser and shot the other one dead. (Related p… [Read full blog post]
Victim Recounts Attack
Glendora, CA - Retired fire chief, 67-year old Milford Fonza, has been released from the hospital after being attacked by two vicious pit bulls this morning. Glendora police say the dogs attacked him in the 1600 block of Sunflower Avenue. Fonza tried to fight off the pit bulls with his walking stick, but it quickly snapped (or was chewed) into pieces. The former fire chief also tried to hoist himself over a wall in order to escape, but the pit bulls pulled h… [Read full blog post]