Friday, June 5, 2015

SOUTHBEND IN - PIT BULL DRAMA: A WOMAN FROM MICHIANA MICHIGAN TALKS ABOUT BEING BITTEN IN THE FACE BY A FRIEND'S PIT BULL MIX THEN BEING CYBER BULLIED BY NUTTERS ON FACEBOOK

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Cyber bullying is something we try to protect our kids from, but what if it happened to you? One Michiana Michigan woman says she's the victim of two attacks, first by her friend's PIT BULL MIX, and then from people online.


"We're talkin' about you because no one believes you," says Casey Sills, reading one of her bullying Facebook messages.

Comments like this have been pouring into Sill's Facebook page ever since she was bitten by her friend's pit bull-lab mix.
"You'd have to bleep the things out that they say to me," she says.

Sills was bitten May 23rd during her friend's cook-out, and since then, a total stranger named Michele Bush has set up a GoFundMe account to pay for her surgeries. Sills says people online tell her the story's not true; accusing her of photo-shopping pictures, trying to steal money, calling her ugly, old, and other hurtful words. The words, she says, hurt more than her injuries.

"I want the pain to go away... but I know the physical pain is going to take time, but the emotional healing from that.  I know that I need to probably get some help for that.
As a beautician, she added that it hurts not being able to even smile, or do her job. 
"You know, it's my job to make people feel good about themselves and their confidence, and self-esteem, and I look at myself every day and I'm like... oh my God, you know?"

We called South Bend Fire, Animal Control, and Police, who all say the incident did, in fact, happen. The dog owner, Robert Norris, also admits his dog Zeus did bite Sills on the face. He says the family rescued Zeus from an abusive owner at four months old. Now the dog is just over a year old. He claims Zeus has never bitten anyone before, but is intended to be a family guard dog.

Norris is also defending Sills on Facebook. He says he also tried to defend Sills from his dog on that day, but he says she had never met Zeus before.
 "No one ever walks up to a dog they don't know and try to kiss it," he says. 

Sills is still an animal lover and says she doesn't have hard feelings towards Zeus or Norris.

"We're still friends . I have absolutely no hate, I have nothing but love in my heart for him," says Sills.

On Thursday, Zeus is free from a 10-day, mandatory quarantine. So far, Zeus has been well-behaved.

"I'm sorry it happened to her,  I mean she's a good friend of mine. I wouldn't want that to happen to anyone," says Norris.
Animal Control tells us the attack is still under investigation, and we don't know if that'll mean Zeus will have to be euthanized or not.

1 comment:

fourshoes said...

A "family guard dog" who bites your friends in the face. Great.