Round Lake Beach Woman Severely Injured in Pit Bull Attack

Family Pet is Killed by Two Pit Bulls

Mickey was adopted from Save-A-Pet 2 years ago when he was 2 1/2

A 31-year old Round Lake Beach woman was treated for severe injuries after she tried to separate her family dog from two pit bulls. It happened around 8:00 AM on Sunday morning in the 200 block of S. Channel while she and her 2-year old daughter were in their backyard feeding some wildlife. When the two pit bulls, who had entered her yard, began to attack her dog, she immediately loosened his leash from a ground stake and ran with him into her house. The two dogs chased them and attacked her from the rear, leaving deep wounds on her back. They followed her inside and continued the attack on the family dog. She was successful in pulling one dog’s mouth apart to release his grip, only to have the other dog continue the attack. She then used a child’s plastic pedal car in an attempt to separate them.  A short time later, a boy about 8-years old entered the family room and was able to get the dogs back outside, possibly being injured himself. Then one of the owners was seen in the yard looking for the dogs as well. With blood all over inside and on the dogs, the owner never returned to see how the woman was or to apologize.

During the melee, her 2-year old daughter also came to the pets rescue and received scratches on her legs.

Luckily, the 2-year old only sustained scratches on her legs but is very traumatized


The woman is scheduled to see a specialist on Monday to determine if there is any nerve damage on her badly swollen right hand. Sadly, Mickey, their Boston Terrier had to be put down due to the extent of his injuries.

On Monday, a specialist will determine the extent of the damage to her right hand

The police were able to locate the owners of the dogs on the next street over. The owners received several citations including failure to have their dogs vaccinated. Both dogs are currently being held in quarantine. If either shows signs of aggression during that time and if the owners reclaim them they will be required to erect a 7′ tall fence and post signs warning people about their dogs. Being tenants, they may not want the expense of installing a fence on a property that they don’t own. It has been reported that this is not the first time these dogs have run loose.


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  • If You Didn`t have a Gun – I`d a Got a Knife – And Cut Those Bastards Long & Deep – And Cut Their Eyes Out – So They Couldn`t Hurt Anyone Else…That May Sound Mean But Those Damn Things Will Kill Ya – If They Get a Chance………….The Wal………

  • This is terrible but instead of being mad at the dogs, everyone should turn their anger towards the owners. The dogs are a product of irresponsible owners. Don’t single out the dogs or breed, get angry at the owners that did properly socialize or train their dogs. Shame on them!

    • Pit bulls can be dangerous though. As someone also from round lake I have run into this problem on my runs. Had a loose pit bull come up to me and start growling ready to attack. A car pulled over and it ran off, but it was no friendly lost dog…
      I’ve encountered lots of dogs on my runs. Never has one growled at me or have I felt in danger.

    • Any dog or breed can kill. Seems like you need to be educated before you continue. It’s bred not bread unless you’re talking about sandwiches. It is not a breed of dog. You can train ANY dog to kill. This breed as been chosen because of their strength, commitment to please loyalty, pain tolerance and many other qualities that PEOPLE, yes PEOPLE have taken advantage of and used for illegal gains. It’s time we put our fear and anger into the people that have turned dogs into killers. Also, dogs can be retrained, if given the time and patience of trained individuals. Please, educate yourself on this before you continue to spread your hatred on a subject you obviously have no clue about. Thank you.

    • Dog breeds are man made. A dog breed that expresses dangerous traits should be bred out of the gene pool by the humans that created that breed. Instead, pitbulls have flourished, becoming more dangerous and more numerous, because half of people who own them want big, mean dogs bred to kill and everyone else who owns them thinks of their sweet puppy and ignores the figures of severe injuries and deaths caused by pitbulls.

  • [The dangers associated with saliva from a bite wound even if the animal was vaccinated]
    Three days before he was hospitalized, David, a marathoner, had gone for a run after work, taking one of the couple’s dogs. As he returned to his suburban home, a neighbor’s dog wriggled out of its collar and made a beeline for the Kralls’ dog. While Krall was trying to separate the animals, the neighbor’s schnauzer sank his teeth into Krall’s thigh, leaving a bloody gash.

    David washed the wound with soap and water and applied antibacterial cream. The following day he visited an urgent care center for follow-up treatment. He did not have a regular ­primary-care doctor, and other than having had a splenectomy 35 years earlier after an auto accident, he was healthy.

    A clinic doctor administered a tetanus shot; the dog had been vaccinated against rabies. The doctor offered to prescribe antibiotics as a precaution, but erroneously said that only 5 percent of bites become infected. (In fact, the figure for dog bites is closer to 20 percent, and many doctors prescribe antibiotics routinely if a bite breaks the skin.) Concerned about the overuse of antibiotics, David decided to forgo them.

    Around 5 p.m. the next day, he called Becky and told her he felt too ill to drive home.


    Forster, who was called in on the sixth of David’s 51-day hospitalization, recalled that the ICU team “mentioned the dog bite as an aside. They said the wound didn’t look bad, and they weren’t focused on it.”

    But Forster was. A wound may not show signs of infection such as redness or pus, even as the bacteria-infested dog saliva is wreaking havoc inside the body.

  • Diana A

    I wonder if these were rescue dogs. There are too many bleeding heart rescue groups who think they’ve rehabilitated problem dogs and place them in homes as a pet with unsuspecting owners who are not equipped to manage them. I am not against pits in general, but there ARE bad dogs out there and people who think they can save every dog and place it as a pet are causing pits to get an even worse reputation than they already have. Given that these dogs have a history of being loose, the owners are certainly at least partially responsible. But some dogs are just bad – only remedy is put them down. Dogs being loose is owner’s fault, but dogs attacking other dogs and biting people is just bad dog – you can’t reliably train that out. There are plenty of good dogs out there who would never dream of biting anyone who are put down because of no homes, when some of those homes go to bad dogs like these. It’s not a matter of training – the dogs are genetically flawed to ever act like that.

  • Put the owners down, those dogs are obviously untrained. If they were unvaxxed, they are probably not fixed either. I already know the type of people they are, because this does not happen with responsible owners with ANY breed. Got a couple of pits to look cool and be like everyone else. Well idiots, these are living dogs not freaking iphones.

  • When I lived in Round Lake my wife was bitten by a pit Bull and the police did zero about it. They said call the Animal Control, The Animal Control referred us to police. Seems they have little laws yet to govern aggressive dogs. I believe this woman should get a lawyer and sue the people who own the dogs and the owner of the house they are staying at. Also have the bills sent to the dogs owners and your lawyer. There is no excuse.

  • People in RLB think it’s a status symbol to own Pitbulls, I see them now more than ever! Personally, I don’t trust them at all. I l agree some owners don’t train them, but the dogs are bred for fighting and are aggressive as hell. I’ve had two come into my private property to try and kill my neighbor’s tiny dog, I had him come inside my car and he called the police and the owners received citations. In some situations like the one in this article, citations aren’t enough; I say ban those damn dogs other towns do it.

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