Mon- Nov 14, 2011 - A woman says her dog was attacked by a pit bull in Roanoke. Her dog is fighting to stay alive after being attacked by a pit bull.
“My dog was in the mouth of another dog and I grabbed the bigger dog's collar to try to get him away from my dog,” said Meg Roberts, the dog’s owner. “And at that moment her little head kind of swung up towards my face, and when that happened I knew that she was in a very tight grip.”
Meg Roberts says the attack happened in a busy area in the Grandin section of Roanoke.
Her 4-year-old dachshund named Sweet Pea, was rescued by strangers who came to Roberts' and the dog's rescue.
A stranger drove me to the emergency vet because I'd never been there before and she'd never met me,” Roberts said. “For these people to do these things for me and my dog, I’m so, I have so much gratitude to all of them .”
Sweet Pea will likely need more treatment and it's unclear how she'll fair. Roberts has filed charges against the owner of the pit bull.
She says she hopes this is a reminder for other dog owners to better understand what dogs are capable of and to be more responsible.
NEWS7 was not able to contact the owner of the pit bull.