Three people are recovering after they were attacked by pit bulls in Bronson Tuesday afternoon. One of the victims is a 1-year-old child. One of the other victims says her only concern was protecting the baby.
"It was like they were trying to rip my arm off,” Kaula Most says.
Levy County Sheriff's officials say deputies got multiple calls just before three of a dog attack. They found three people with dog bites, Most, Arthur Tyson and a 1-year-old Most was babysitting. Most says they were waiting at the bus stop for a child when THREE PIT BULL DOGS approached them and began to attack.
“I said daddy, daddy help me help me! Please help me daddy! And I said the baby, the baby, the baby, that's all I could think about was the little girl,” Most says.
Officials say animal services came and picked up those dogs as well as eight more at this home. The dogs' owner Laura Trauchber, was not home when we arrived. A friend of Trauchber's says the dogs have never been out of the yard or attacked people before.
"It's a tragic situation, but the dogs are good dogs and I've been in the yard with the dogs, the kids play with the dogs, the owner plays with the dogs,” Jenny Gibbs says.
Most says if it wasn't for her dad who ultimately came to help, that baby might not be here today. The 1-year-old is still in the hospital recovering from her injuries, however we do not know at this time how serious they are.
Spokesperson for Levy County Sheriff's Department Lieutenant Scott Tummond says that Trauchber will have to go before a judge and the judge will decide the fate of these dogs. Tummond also says Trauchber will not face any criminal charges because there have been no complaints from neighbors before that these dogs were aggressive, and animal control only had contact with this home once before. Most says they will however take civil action against Trauchber.