It’s a story that’s becoming all too common: Pit bulls attacking young children, even adults.
Monday, another victim and former pit bull owner is speaking to FOX19 about her recovery.
Tammy Tucker left the hospital earlier this month but goes back regularly for checkups. Many say these attacks are caused by bad owners, but this Price Hill family argues that wasn’t the case for them.
“I thought I was going to die,” said Tammy Tucker.
Tammy Tucker still has a bandage on her arm and a massive bruise on her leg that her husband shot a picture of this past weekend. But just five weeks ago, her three dogs almost ended her life.
“All I did was get up and walk and I don’t know where the dog was at, maybe he thought I was going after Alex and next thing I know, two steps and I went down,” said Tammy Tucker.
Arthur Tucker says the next few minutes in the backyard were absolute chaos. Cops quickly arrived and shot two of the dogs, the SPCA taking the third. Tucker says his family wasn’t doing anything out of the ordinary that day.
“We treated them like kids, like babies, never mean to them. They weren’t raised to fight other dogs,” said Arthur Tucker.