Pit bulls chewed through woman's CAR as terrified cat cowered in wheel well

  • A Florida woman said two pit bulls ate through a panel on her car
  • She claims they were trying to get to a cat hiding in a wheel well

By Ryan Gorman

|

A Florida woman has accused a pair of stray pit bulls of eating through one of her car’s side panels.

Gail Beckwith, of Lauderhill, said the dogs were after a cat hiding in the right front wheel well on her Toyota Yaris. They tried to chew through the car earlier this week to get to the frightened feline.

’This is crazy, never ever in my life have I ever seen anything like this,’ the shocked woman told Local 10. ‘They bit right through the car.’

Dogs gone wild: Two pit bulls are believed to have chewed through this car panel to get to a cat cowering in the wheel well

Dogs gone wild: Two pit bulls are believed to have chewed through this car panel to get to a cat cowering in the wheel well

The red coupe suffered significant damage in the incident. The panel, bumper and hood are being held together with string.

 ‘I see the car all torn up and I was like ‘what the hell?’ She recalled to the station.
‘They bit right through the car,’ she later added.

Ms Beckwith told the station that a pair of roaming pit bulls attacked the car. She produced a part of the car riddled with teeth marks from the vicious dogs.

‘They always travel in two, they’re never alone,’ the woman added, describing one of the dogs as brown and the other as off-white with spots.

Riddled with bite marks: An up-close view of the car shows bite marks and scratches from the brutal beasts' powerful paws

Riddled with bite marks: An up-close view of the car shows bite marks and scratches from the brutal beasts' powerful paws

Vicious: Pit bulls are feared by many people despite normally being harmless to humans

Vicious: Pit bulls are feared by many people despite normally being harmless to humans

She believes the two beasts were after a cat that ran for its life and cowered in the wheel well as the dogs launched their brutal assault on the innocent vehicle.

‘The cat was resting here,’ Ms Beckwith told the station while pointing to the damaged area. ‘That's why they started pulling this off, so that they could get to the cat.’

 

The dogs are not believed to have attacked any people, but the worried woman fears for the safety of children in the area.

‘If they can do this to a car, imagine what they can do to kids, and there's two schools in the area,’ she said.

Proof: Bite marks can be seen on this part, which fell off the inner part of the wheel well

Proof: Bite marks can be seen on this part, which fell off the inner part of the wheel well

Severely damaged: Even the front bumper was a casualty of the menacing mongrels

Severely damaged: Even the front bumper was a casualty of the menacing mongrels

Neighbors shared her concern.

‘It really does worry me,’ an unidentified person said while gesturing to his young daughter standing next to him. ‘She could be dead now.’

‘That’s very scary,’ said another.

Local animal control officials told Local 10 that there have been no reports of animals reported running wild through the city, but have cautioned locals to be careful in the event they cross paths with the blood-thirsty canines.

The comments below have not been moderated.

how can people accept what these dogs do as normal and admirable even ? i think it says something terrible about modern popular culture .

2
3
Click to rate

how can ppl see the damage done and think that these are just normal dog trying to kill something? to accept what these dogs do as normal and acceptable says something terrible about popular culture .

2
3
Click to rate

To think it's abnormal shows a complete ignorance of dogs in general.

3
2
Click to rate

People who keep these breeds need psychiatric help. Failing that, new laws.

2
3
Click to rate

Hope Animal Control shoots the two dogs before they attack kids.

5
22
Click to rate

Poor kitty! Stupid dogs...

2
15
Click to rate

Two Facts: Pit Bulls were NEVER the nanny dog - that's a myth that has been disproved. sigh Majority of home insurers will NOT cover harm by pit bulls. If you have a pit bull in your home you need to have supplemental insurance or make sure that your pit bulls are never off their leash and cannot get to humans and must be kept away from babies most especially.

4
13
Click to rate

As i guessed, didn't chew through the car but just damaged the panels while chasing a cat.......... Sigh?

12
1
Click to rate

Pit bulls were nanny dogs back in the 1800s. Google the pictures. Its the owners who are responsible. - Sandy Reis, Boston, United States, 11/17/13 3:47 The owners weren't chewing the car or wanting to eat the cat.

12
16
Click to rate

Pit bulls were nanny dogs back in the 1800s. Google the pictures. Its the owners who are responsible.

26
7
Click to rate

2 of 3 repliesSee all replies

Please help me understand the nanny dog theory? This year there was a family that had a family pit bull named kissy face. Kissy face had been part of their family for 8 yrs and never showed any aggression. Even the neighbors talked about how sweet kissy face was. The Rutledge family also had a little boy named Beau that was almost 2 yrs old. One day Beau's mom went to use the restroom. After a few minutes in the restroom, she came out just to find her baby boy rip to shreds by kissyface. Beau died a painful death. Now pit bull advocates blamed the mom for leaving the dog unsupervised with Beau for even a few minutes. But if they are truly nanny dogs then why did the dog kill child. Also the pit bull organization Bad Rap even now denies that they were ever nanny dogs.

1
13
Click to rate

Jay Wold, showing your complete ignorance there. If you'd googled like Sandy said, you could have saved yourself looking like an idiot.

2
3
Click to rate

I love the Pitt Bull breed, I was skeptical at first but after owning my first I realized he was my baby from here till the end! Its the owners problem not the breed, why cant people understand ths!!

36
13
Click to rate

The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.

We are no longer accepting comments on this article.

Who is this week's top commenter? Find out now