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Orange County Pit Bull Attack Injures Couple and their Two Dogs

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Retired Marine Douglas Perry, 58, of Anaheim, was forced to stab and kill a loose pit bull that attacked his wife, Vicki Perry, and their two dogs. Both Douglas and his wife were injured in the dog bite attack, which occurred when the couple was walking their two dogs – a Siberian husky and an American Eskimo – in the 2800 block of West Elmlawn Drive in Anaheim. Our source for this blog was this news report in The Orange County Register.

Douglas Perry said a black and white pit bull pounced on Vicki and their Siberian husky and they “were rolling in a ball on the ground.” The husky was seriously injured and had to undergo surgery, but is expected to survive. Douglas Perry then went into a neighbor’s house, got a kitchen knife and stabbed the pit bull two times. It was only then that the dog let go of its “prey,” staggered away, collapsed and died on the street.

My heart goes out to this couple. What a tough, emotional day for them! Douglas Perry says it was hard for him to kill the pit bull because he is a dog lover. I wish the couple a speedy and complete recovery from this brutal dog attack. I’m relieved that both their dogs survived this brutal attack.

Anaheim police say the pit bull’s owner had dropped the dog off at a friend’s house within the last week. Apparently, the pit bull was in a back yard and the person who was watching the dog told police he had not seen it get out of the yard. Well, that’s easy for him to say. The real victims here are the Perrys. They have already paid out $2,100 in vet bills and according to the Register, that was money they had saved up to fix their home.

I would urge the Perrys to contact a experienced Orange County dog attack attorney, who will fight for their rights and secure the compensation they deserve for their monetary loss, pain, suffering and emotional distress. The pit bull’s owner and caretaker were responsible for this brutal dog attack. A skilled personal injury lawyer will determine the facts, identify the negligent parties and hold them accountable for what happened.

Our firm has represented numerous dog attack victims over the years and my blood boils every time I hear such a story where I know the attack could have been prevented if only the dog owners had been more responsible.

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  • Cindy and Ron Davis

    I was walking by two 5 pound pomeranians, January 9th at 10:30am, when all of a sudden a neighbor across the street from where I was walking, opened their front door and a huge white pit bull ran out charged me and my two dog. I got my dogs in my arms, but the dog jumped me, pulled me down to the ground. One of my dogs that I was holding fell out of my arms when I hit the ground and the Pit Bull grabbed her and killed her. In fact the owner could not release my dog from it’s jaws for a long time. The dog also ripped my hand open when she pulled me down to the ground and had to go to Emergency. This happened in a quiet neighborhood in Irvine, (23 Dewey, Northwood). The owners of the dog were really rude and never ever apologized and apparently were rude and mean to the Irvine police. Irvine might be quoted as the “safest city”, but it is not the safest city to walk your dogs or kids. Pit Bulls should not be allowed in Irvine. They have been outlawed in Denver, CO. and should be outlawed in Irvine. This gives Irvine a very bad reputations for walking your dogs. The sad thing is that a lot of times I walked my two dogs with my two young grand kids 2 and 4. Had they been with me at that time, who knows what would have happened. It gives me the chills just to think about it. One of the saddest thing about this tragedy is that the my two poms were brothers and sisters, we bought the whole liter when they were just 10 weeks old. they were inseparable, Now Reggie is so sad and doesn’t eat and lost his best friend. I would like to start a petition to ban Pit Bulls in Irvine.

  • mary palchak

    This same pitbull (on Dewey in Irvine) was in the garage with its owner recently when my husband and I walked by with our small beagle. The pitbull began growling and barking and trying to run after us and it seemed to take all the owner’s strength to hold onto it. My husband, whom I have never seen scared by much, was very shaken and will not walk down that street again.

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