Emergency Bills For My Dad&His Dog
￼￼Tuesday, April 18th my father and his dog "Josh" (who was on a leash) were attacked while walking back to the dock on Catalina island by 2 pit bulls who were NOT on a leash. After the attack, Josh stayed on the island with the vet to undergo surgery for his injuries while my father had to be airlifted to a trauma center in Torrance to begin the process of mending him back together again. We are very grateful to the vet in Catalina for saving Josh's life and for our friends who were able to bring Josh back home on their boat. We all know that in the midst of a crisis, you do what you have to do to save your life and the lives of a loved one. This has been an extremely emotional time for my family and unfortunately, my father faces a very long road to recovery - emotionally and physically. My father was recently transferred to a hospital closer to our house that will make it easier for us to be by his side and provide the support that he needs. We are currently awaiting skin graph surgery to help patch the back of his legs up. In the meantime, my father got a surprise visit from josh on Sunday (click on update to see more pics) that was very emotional and rewarding. Please know that we are beyond grateful for all your donations, prayers, and heartfelt comments. My family is very humbled as we witness complete strangers pouring out their love to us ❤️. Unfortunately, we have a financial burden to absorb with continued vet bills, hospital bills and on going care, as well as the ever expensive helicopter ride that my dad had take in order to get him to safety. Though we will definitely be seeking financial support from the pit bulls owners, (based on feedback received) we are not hopeful that our financial needs will be met. We thank you again for all your love and support and appreciate your donation more than you know. The Brady family
A quick little update on Dad! He's slowly starting to get out of the house and walk little by little (it has taken a while because he lives upstairs). There is still a nurse that comes every other day to change his wound dressings. A skin graph has not been done yet, the dr is trying something new. They have placed on the back side of his leg the skin collagen from a cow in hopes that his skin will have a good reaction and help the wound close to a smaller size so that way only a smaller skin graph would be needed. So far his wound has closed 1/4 of an inch and his skin is reacting well to the collagen.
Thank you everyone for continuing to keep my dad in your prayers.
P.S. dads dog(Josh) has healed up 100% from his surgery. Each day he's more and more getting back to his normal self but he still has a long road ahead of him
A little update on Dad and Josh. Josh's stitches have been out for a little less than a week and his wound looks to be healing wonderfully. Even though he is healing, he doesn't seem to be the same adventurous dog that he was. He now trembles in fear when he sees another dog and stands still and won't move when taken out on walks, I also don't think he will ever be a fishing and boating kind of dog like he was before with my dad.
As for my Dad, he still has a lot of healing to do. He has a home healthcare nurse that comes to his house every other day to change his dressing on his wounds. He has sponges in his leg taking the place of what would be his skin and muscle. There are tubes attached to the sponges and they are basically wrapped in a suction tight clear bandage so no air can get in. The tubes are then attached to a vacuum-like machine that my dad has to have attached to him like a satchel. He is still in a lot of pain but did get his stitches out yesterday that were on his wrist and his right leg. He follows up with a wound care specialist next Friday to see how much longer he needs to wait to start the process of skin graphs. I have not posted pictures of his wounds due to it may be too graphic for some to see.
My family is and will always be forever grateful for everyone's prayers and donations. Thank you all so much! God is Good!
Make that Pit owner pay for all your Dad's medical and his dog's vet bills. He is entitled to be compensated 100% for all his damages and that of his dog. That wasn't a dog fight, that was an attack by two aggressive dogs. So sad, but I would do the same as your Dad did if my dog was being attacked. Speaks volumes on your Dad's character. Let's see if the pit owner is responsible enough to start paying these bills without her having to be sued. If not....get a lawyer and get her good. She has no business owning dogs this powerful if she can't control them. Any dog that would attack a man like that could have easily killed a child and they should be put down. That boundary that should never be crossed...was crossed. Their owner is to blame. In the mean time...raise your limit....you'll need far more than 5,000.
I know your goal was $4,000 and you've exceeded that a bit ... but the surgeries will likely cost much more. Please consider raising your goal rather than ending your campaign. There's an option to do so, not sure how that works. I've shared your story. God bless you all, and I know He will provide! ✝️✝️
Kim Hallowell you need to watch that video again those demon pitbulls were NOT ON A LEASH they had only harnesses on NO LEASH attached to their harnesses..The owner of those vicious beasts is beyond ignorant I don't even let my English Mastiff that is a gentle giant freely around my grandchildren/visitors when they are over in my home I keep him gated up in my bedroom bathroom I would never risk & put my grandchildren/visitors & my dog in a position to create a devastating incident like this those dogs could had killed that man your comment is complete nonsense the full blame goes to the beyond ignorant negligent owner of those vicious attempted murdering pitbulls
Pit bulls shouldn't be allowed. This is no different than the Lincoln Heights episode 2 months ago when 2 pit bulls attacked a man's Pomeranian, pulled it apart in front of him and then attacked the 76 yo man so severely he died 3 weeks later. The same dogs had killed a neighbor's therapy dog 4 days earlier, in front of her children.
This is horrible and no aggressive dogs should be off-leash. BUT it is not the breed, it's the owner. Any breed can be aggressive and any breed can be friendly. I see many pits at the dog park who are fine with other dogs. Wishing Josh and his dad a speedy recovery from this inexcusable horror.
Kim Hallowell… really? “an easy out to blame the Pit Bull”??? Did you SEE the video that was shown on the news? YOU tell ME, then, why in nearly every dog attack, whether against another dog or a person, why it’s almost always a Pit Bull? “Easy out”???? REALLY???
I see you have raised your goal to $10,000. Your Dad is going to be off work for a long time and will likely suffer from PTSD after this horrific event. I would encourage your to raise your goal a LOT! He is going to need all the help he can get. I'm so sorry this happened to him and his sweet dog.
I personally know 3 different people who had their small dogs attacked by off-leash pitbulls, most of the time it was fatal. This needs to stop. I think the owners should be sued for the hospital bills and everything they own. Don't get a Pitt bull if you can't handle it.
There is always an enemy breed... dobermans... rotts... these days its pits. Its not the dogs but irresponsible owners. You don't walk a dog in public without a leash. Ever. Banning pits won't prevent these kinds of attacks because there will still be crappy humans. Hoping for a speedy recovery for your father and Josh.
No person, no business (vet, groomer, dog trainer) no group (HS, SPCA) that has the welfare of all dogs as PRIORITY would support the continued breeding of THE UK and NA dog fighter's only choice, the best "leave home to kill" dogs...... Those who resist breeding bans on GLADIATOR dogs have themselves as their priority not dog welfare. And they enable dog fighting to continue and grow...... Read Sporting Dog News, watch videos on Sporting Dog Yards, ask questions on Game Dog Forums. Learn their language. ..... After a severe pit attack on a child, I asked pit breeders what happened. I thought they would say "that dog was trained to attack", or perhaps " that child must have tormented that dog" but nope. One pit breeder explained, "Kids are dog sized. Pits attack and kill dogs. That's what pits do." .,..... When I've asked pit breeders if any are breeding pits that aren't deadly dog aggressive, I've been told, "No! Dog aggression is what makes a pit a pit! Pits are the GLADIATOR s , the warriors of the dog world". "Pits are supposed to kill or die trying. No talk of nanny dog garbage. Instead, the saying "you can take the dog out of the fight but you can't take the fight out of the dog."....... Pits are victims too of these horriBULL man-made birth defects. Let's stop making more victims.
Pits were leashed. Unfortunately, owner could not control them. She should be fined for all medical expenses, both your Dad's and his sweet dogs. Not all pits are vicious. It's the owner. Dogs are dogs, are dogs. Harness your hate people. Yes, owner should and will be held responsible. Her dogs may have to be quarantined, but those dogs were not born vicious. People teach them to be that way. If she has homeowner insurance, you may be able to get a settlement from her through that policy. If not, civil court. Keep receipts of all med expenses, from air ambulance to prescriptions. If any of you know anyone who is raising ANY breed dog to be vicious - REPORT them!
Ive been around Stallions before. One must be 18 to be around them as they are dangerous. I understand Pitt owners love their dogs however the dogs are very strong and dangerous at times due to generational breeding issues ( I used to breed dogs). While I want people to be able to own the dog of their choice, I believe its time Pitt owners be required to 1. Be 18 in order to own, or live in a home with one, and 2. Be required to carry liability insurance to own them. 3. They must also be registered. Sorry if many dont like that answer, but its time we quit debating how dangerous many of these animals are, and while I agree its the owners that are not managing them, if there were requirements to own the dogs that would weed out many of the non responsible owners as they wouldnt want to deal with the process. If a Pitt owner is found not to be following the rules, the dog should be confiscated from that owner. God bless you and I hope you heal quickly.
Lol, Respectfully, those indicating that Pits are not more inherently aggressive or prone to attack and cause damage to every other living creature, including man (which of course means women as well), are delusional and ignorant. I've raised probably 20 pups over 3 decades, and, once had a small Pit that I raised from a tiny pup to his passing. He was a wonderfully happy and fun dog, did tricks, and was fine with kids, etc, and, my other big dogs (Boxers, a Doberman, and, English Setters). He was never on a leash, and, fully socialized. I took him everywhere with me. He was roughly 50 lbs, and, I never saw him be aggressive in any way outside of play/rough housing with my other dogs. Once, I left him unsupervised with my other dogs, like I had done many times before, and, came home to find that he had killed my precious and sweet female Boxer. My wife at the time (within a few year timespan), accidentally left our cat in the same large room with him, and, we came home to a horror scene with blood splattered everywhere. He lived and slept with the cat on the same pillow, and, was equally familiar and friendly with our female Boxer, and, one would never have suspected there'd ever be a problem. Pits are simply wired differently, and, are built like tanks, with jaws compression that exceeds most other species. Wherein most dogs might bite, and, run off, or even be more aggressive, Pits have "NO OFF SWITCH." Once they start an attack, there is simply no good way to stop them. So, goodness, kind people, please don't tell everyone, or anyone, "it's the way an owner raises the dog, and, that they're taught to be mean," as though there are no other contributing factors. Doing so, could influence others to buy one, and suffer horrible loss as a result of your terrible advice. If you were to leave a Cocker Spaniel in your yard and never give it attention, it would be a yappy and stupid, but, harmless creature. Do the same with a Pit, and, it will kill anything that comes in the yard. Pits can go many years without causing any damage, and, then one day, be accidentally provoked into a "death rage." The reason they can beat other dogs in a fight is because they "clamp on like a vise," and, will not let go. Then, they continue to shake and improve their grip until they for example break the other dog's leg, then they go for the throat. While of course, I don't think anyone should ever hit their pup, I also don't think people should have dogs they can't control, meaning be able to win in a life or death struggle, which was clearly NOT the case in this instance. A 120 lb girl should not have (2) 80 lb Pits! Those dogs needed a 250 lb athlete each to be able to maintain complete control of them. To those that say they were on a leash, lol, respectfully, being on a leash, but dragging the person on the other end, probably doesn't meet the clinical definition of "being on a leash," which I think means, under control, right? There's no good reason to have a Pit, and, they should either be outlawed, or, at a minimum, their owners should be required to carry $100k insurance policy for them. #noahthewonderpup