Woman Mauled by Pit Bulls, Her Son’s Voice Drowned Out by Pit Bull Advocates

The owner of two pit bulls that viciously mauled a petite 71-year-old woman pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday. Travis D. Cunningham, 36, has been charged with a felony count of possessing a dangerous dog. He could serve up to 13 years in prison if convicted as charged.

Cunningham is an ex-convict whom prosecutors say was negligent in allowing the dogs to escape and run free repeatedly, even though he knew they did not like people. The article about the attack is filled with details and very much worth reading. 

Meanwhile, on the other side of town, Eric John Makus, the son of the victim of Cunningham’s dogs, was drowned out by pit bull lovers as he tried to state his position before at a Monroe City Council meeting. (Click here to read the article about this meeting.)

“It’s human dismemberment is what these dogs tried to do. It’s not a little puncture wound. They rip and tear. They tear ears off,” said Makus, whose mother had to have both ears reattached following the pit bull attack.