Four-year-old Harmony Halyer is fighting for her life after being brutally attacked by two pit-bulls and her mother, Quadirah Banks, says she feels like the world needs to know that these dogs are dangerous.
Banks said that the dogs lived at the home where her children are babysat and that they belonged to her aunt. There had never been a problem in the past with the dogs and they have both been around children before, but on this day the babysitter ignored the aunt’s specific instructions to keep the dogs outside away from the children. When the babysitter opened the door, the dogs immediately and viciously went after four-year-old Halyer while her brother Qua’Mir stood there helpless.
“And then they jumped on her and they started biting her and she was screaming for a little bit, but then she stopped and then they dragged her from the backdoor to the living room and there was blood all over,” Qua’Mir recalled.
Police arrived on the scene quickly and shot and killed the two dogs, but Halyer is just the latest attack victim that has her mother and many across the country arguing that pit-bulls are just too unpredictable to be pets.
Banks said that she believes even in the best of circumstances, pit-bulls can attack without provocation and she doesn’t want any more children to face what her daughter is dealing with.
“There was a big hole in her right cheek from one of the dogs and the other dog got her neck, and it don’t matter how long you known them, whether you’re comfortable with them or they’re family dogs, they can just snap at any time. Their mind does not think like humans,” she said.
After having her cheek and neck attacked Halyer is now facing six-months of surgeries, recovery and prayer.