Smithton - Residents of the Field Stone Subdivision spoke to the Smithton village Board about two recent pit bull attacks. One attack was an invasion attack. A neighbor's pit bull attacked and then followed the victim into his home through the kitchen door.
The victim said that after the pit bull entered her home, her kids became afraid to go outside, and her toddler was even afraid to go near the door the pit bull invaded through. Her older child was afraid to walk their five-month old dachshund. She started a petition to ban pit bulls and rottweilers.
Another resident reported that her son had also been attacked right after they moved in. She lamented that they thought their move to Smithton was going to be to a safer community and she is very upset that the Village has let her down.
The Freeburg Trib, Freeburg, IL, Mar 15, 2007, vol 108, no. 25, p. 1
List of Invasion Attacks
These are attacks where the dog invades a home, place of business, occupied building or securely enclosed yard expressly to attack. Attacks in which the pit bull pulls another animal through their fence in an attempt to kill them are also considered invasion attacks. Invasion attacks by dogs other than pit bulls are virtually non-existent.