Footage of a grandmother being violently attacked by a pit bull has surfaced online. According to Fox News, the video, which was reportedly filmed last summer, was initially for charity purposes. Brenda Rigdon had opted to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge. But, unfortunately, the shocking video chronicled much more than her participation in the viral fundraising campaign for ALS. She was also violently attacked by a pit bull.
The two-minute video starts off with the older woman sitting down in what appears to be a backyard or garden area. She explained how she was nominated for the Ice Bucket Challenge and why she decided to participate. The video continues like the thousands of other Ice Bucket Challenge videos, but takes a horrific turn once the woman is doused with water. A large pit bull leaps toward the woman and bites her in the face. The dog continues the assault by knocking Rigdon to the ground. Sadly, the vicious attack took place in front of her grandchildren, who were seemingly unaware of the severity of her injuries.
‘”Grandma are you OK?” one of Ridgon’s grandchildren asked.
“No, go get me towel please.” she replied.
The end of the video also shows the damage Ridgon suffered from the attack. Several still images of the aftermath are also shared. According to the Daily Mail, Ridgon’s son shared the footage of the vicious attack via YouTube. He also provided a lengthy description with information about the dog. Apparently, the dog, whose name was Kilo, belonged to his sister. However, her name was not released.
Ridgon’s son shared a few facts about the dog. It was confirmed that the dog was wild and had not been trained. The pit bull was strictly for breeding purposes. Then, to make matters worse, the attack was not the dog’s first. He also slammed his sister for keeping the dog for seemingly wrong reasons.
“This is my mom when she was viciously attacked by a pit bull last year during the ALS ice bucket challenge. She lived to tell the tale of it and didn’t want this released until she was ready… This should serve as a warning to all pet owners. Unless you are going to take the time to make an animal a pet then it will remain an animal. This was my sister’s dog who she only kept to stud out for breeding purposes. she took no time to train him or make him listen. He was a wild dog and she should be ashamed for keeping him out of selfishness and not love.”
The dog was reportedly euthanized shortly after the vicious attack.
[Image(s) via YouTube]