Pregnant woman attacked by pitbulls speaks

October 12th, 2010 by Staff

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – DeeDee Olizia, 29, tries to relax in her hospital bed, after being attacked by two pitbulls. “I’m still in pain, but compared to yesterday I feel a little better.”

Dee Dee was going for her usual morning stroll around the block on Moore Street Saturday morning, when she ran into double trouble. “I was walking by myself and I saw two dogs wander down the street. I was afraid, I’m afraid of dogs and I don’t like dogs. The way I saw them coming I knew they was going to attack me,” DeeDee said.

Moments later both pitbulls lunged at DeeDee who is about 8 months pregnant. “They jumped on me.” DeeDee screamed as loud as she could. Neighbors like Kim Kline ran to help, “I got my baseball bat in my car in the back seat and I sprinted on fast as I could for a full block.”

By the time Kline and others got there it was too late. “One of her legs had gouges in it. One of the dogs had grabbed a hold of her and was ripping skin off of her and the gouges must have been 3″ long and 3″ wide,” Kline said.

DeeDee laid on the ground. “They asked me if I was ok I told them no and they called the ambulance for me.”

DeeDee says she knows who owns the dogs. “They were lying, they said that’s not their dog.”

Animal control impounded the dogs and left a notice for the owner on a telephone pole. “If they don’t claim the dog I hope they put them to sleep.”

As DeeDee went through a very traumatizing experience, she was most worried about her little girl to be. “They said the baby’s ok,” DeeDee said.

Animal Control says the pitbulls have been quarantined. The owner faces a $1,000 fine if he or she comes forward.

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