Sunday, January 15, 2023

Pit bulls are a menace and owners should be held to account with a prison sentence. This child will spend a lifetime suffering

An 11-year-old Georgia boy was the victim of a ferocious pit bull attack. The owner of the dangerous dogs was arrested. 

Justin Gilstrap was riding his bicycle through the neighborhood on Friday when he was suddenly attacked by three loose pit bulls. The 11-year-old boy was ripped off his bike by the dogs and dragged into a ditch on the side of the road.

Gilstrap's 11-year-old cousin, Mason Aguilar, was playing soccer when he heard Justin screaming.

Ericka Gilstrap, Justin's mother, told the Augusta Chronicle, "By the time he got to him, he could see the dogs, and that's when he called 911. Justin was alone when it happened, and that's what is so heartbreaking to me."

Justin's grandmother and a neighbor rushed to rescue the boy. The grandmother used the bike to beat the dogs off Justin while the neighbor dragged the boy out of the ditch. The grandmother was bitten on the forearm during the incident. 

Ericka said her mother noted that there was "just blood everywhere."

"She couldn't tell where she was bleeding from ... but apparently he was bleeding from everywhere because there's not an inch of his body that is not covered in a cut or bruise," Ericka explained. 

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