Chanda Davis saved her daughter from a pit bull attack. Photo: WYFF
A mother in Duncan, South Carolina, found herself with only a butter knife to defend her daughter and family pet from two pit bulls that had attacked them.
Chanda Davis was in her backyard with her 2-year-old daughter and English bulldog when she says two pit bulls came out of nowhere and tried to attack them, according to WYFF.
Davis told a reporter that she was able to grab her daughter and put her on top of her car out of reach of the dogs, and that’s when they started going after her. Their bulldog then went after the pit bulls to protect her owners, and the three dogs fought and wound up entering the house through a patio door. Davis recounts:
“My first thought was to grab my gun, and then I thought, ‘No, I don’t want to grab my gun, take the risk of shooting my dog and possibly with my kids being so close.”
She said she then turned and grabbed the closest weapon, a bread knife, which she used to stab the pit bulls, injuring one and killing the other. Davis described the act of having to kill the two dogs as “traumatizing,” adding that she “can’t even close my eyes now without seeing that… It just is so emotional.”
Davis’ daughter was unharmed, but their bulldog, Miss Georgia, is being treated for possibly extensive injuries which may incur a high vet bill that Davis says she cannot afford. A charity fund has been set up to help pay for Miss Georgia’s treatment.
Spartanburg County animal control officials say that the owner of the pit bulls, who has yet to be identified, may be slapped with up to $900 in fines.
Pit bulls are reportedly responsible for almost a third of all fatal dog attacks in the United States.
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