Canton, OH - On September 14, Daniela Sexton arrived home from work to find a neighbor's car in her driveway. She needed him to move it, so she exited her car and knocked on his door. As soon as she began to knock, a pit bull burst through the door and bit into her leg. To protect her neck and face, she threw up her arms, but the dog released her leg and latched onto one of her arms, "shaking and jerking it down." Next, the dog clamped onto her face.
"The dog was just hanging on… [Read full blog post]
Dan Ryan Woods Attack
River Forest, IL - On January 12, 2003, it was reported that two pit bull-mixes attacked two women joggers in the Dan Ryan Woods forest preserve -- seriously injuring one and killing another. The woman who was killed, 48-year-old Anna Cieslewicz of Evergreen Park, was a marathon runner, but even she was unable to outdistance the pit bulls that savagely killed her. Cieslewicz died of injuries she received on her arms, legs, torso and skull.
Cieslewicz was… [Read full blog post]
From left: Nick Foley depicted 10 months after the near fatal pit bull attack in Cary, Illinois.
First Step Toward Adulthood
Cary, IL - Nick was 10 years old in November of 2005 when he was violently attacked by a neighbor's three pit bulls. He spent six weeks in a hospital. Since then he has had 17 surgeries, many of them plastic surgery. So much flesh was shredded from his right forearm that he could wrap a finger and thumb around it. Nick is now approaching the milestone of high sch… [Read full blog post]