TITUSVILLE FL - 2 PIT BULLS "SOMEHOW" ESCAPED THEIR HOME AND ATTACKED THE FIRST THING THEY SAW...AN ELDERLY WOMAN WALKING HER LITTLE DOG "JESSE"
A Titusville woman and her dog are recovering from a dog attack, and a neighbor is credited with saving the day.
“I heard a blood-curdling scream. It scared me to death,” said the neighbor, Joel Reynolds.
Reynolds was raking leaves in his Titusville neighborhood Thursday when he heard the scream, and within seconds, with his rake, officers said he was fighting two dogs: Ladybird, a black female, and Lucy, a tan female.
Witnesses described the dogs as PIT BULLS; animal services documents call them “mixes.” They were attacking a 67-year old woman and her dog, the documents show.
“I just kept swinging with the rake and hitting them, knocking them into the street. They’d come back one at a time and go back after her,” Reynolds said, calling the dogs “relentless.”
The victim crouched over her little dog, Jesse, trying to protect him as the attack continued. She sustained cuts and puncture wounds, documents show. Jesse got the worst of it, with serious gashes all over.
“It was just a horrible scene,” Reynolds said.
At last, the dogs gave up. Neighbors believe Reynolds may have saved the woman’s life, or at least the life of her dog.
The dogs escaped from a home down the street, on White Oak Lane, according to documents.
The dogs are quarantined, and their owner faces possible fines, although the case is still under investigation. Often, dogs that bite are eventually returned to their owners.
Reynolds said from now on, he’ll be carrying pepper spray when he walks his own dog.