Woman rushed to hospital after being attacked by own pit bull

By Jonathan McCall - bio | email

BLANCHARD, LA (KSLA) - "I can't get the scream out of my head."

The trail of blood that stretches into Christina Voight's driveway tells a story heard all too often these days of people being attacked by pitbull dogs.

"I came outside and he had her pinned down," Voight said.

He is Cato, a three-year-old pitbull that turned on his owner. "I mean he literally took out half of her arm and half of her backside," Voight said.

The attack started inside of the woman's house. Somehow she made her way outside. Neighbors say the victims six-year-old daughter screamed for help as Cato's grip tore through her mother body.

To give you an idea on just how vicious the attack was, the victim stabbed the dog three times with a knife, and neighbors used a metal pipe and wooden board to pry the dog off the woman, but nothing could get him off of her.

"I broke the board over his back and he still wouldn't let go," Voight said. "I wedged it in between his mouth and her, and jumped on it and stomped as hard as I could and he finally let go."

"I've never seen anything like that before," said neighbor Terry Martin, who also saw the attack. "I just called 911 and just told them to get here as fast as they could."

The woman was rushed to LSU Medical Center where she underwent surgery for her injuries.

Neighbors say Cato was a friendly dog, but say the situation could have turned tragic if it were a child.

"Our kids go over there and hangout and play with Cato," said Voight. "There are just no words for it."