A North Carolina community mourns the loss of a loved one who died in a tragic accident. Neighbors say the woman was beaten to death by dogs she was caring for while their owner was away.
Trena Peed’s unfortunate death on Thursday, July 7 came as a shock to those living in her Greensboro community. The 46-year-old grandmother herded two pit bulls, but the animals turned against her when she released the dogs at 2 a.m. in the backyard of her home on Vance Street near downtown Greensboro and South Elm-Eugene Streets
Both attacked her.
Neighbors told FOX 8 they heard their cries for help, others said they saw them screaming and struggling in the dark of the night. None of them could help her fast enough.
Her son, who was sleeping at her home during the attack, said he was only woken to find his mother had died from her injuries.
Someone called 911 and told the dispatcher, “It’s dark. All I hear is their screams and their dogs over there attacking them.”
“All I know is that they… put her in the dark,” the caller continued.
When police responded, one of the officers shot one of the dogs. Shooting the animal was the only way to stop the attack.
A recording of officers’ traffic radio showed one officer yelling, “Shots fired. I have a dog downstairs, it’s another one out here.
Greensboro police and the Guilford County Animal Welfare Department arrived at the home and secured the surviving dog by removing it from the home. Currently it is obsessed with animal control and in quarantine.
Many people believe that pit bulls are dangerous animals. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, violence is not inherent in the nature of the animal type. Dogs that behave violently have been trained to be violent, the group claims.
“Dogs that are chained outside and isolated from positive human interaction are more likely to bite people than dogs that are integrated into our homes,” said a statement about the allegedly vicious nature of pit bulls.
“Unfortunately, pit bull-type dogs in these conditions may be at greater risk of developing aggressive behavior,” she continued. “But because these factors can be controlled by more educated owners, it’s possible to reduce these risks, not just in pit bulls, but in dogs of all breeds.”
It is not yet known how these two dogs were trained.
Peed’s longtime friend of more than 15 years said what happened to his neighbor was “terrible”.
Mr Johnson sadly shared: “It’s awful. She was beaten to death. That’s awful.”
Johnson reportedly sat on his friend’s porch in disbelief and heartbroken after the accident.
“We were really good friends. You and my wife talked a lot. We were just friends,” he said, then repeated, “It’s awful.”
Johnson said even if he “didn’t know her at all,” he would believe it was a horrific accident.
A GoFundMe has been set up by the woman’s daughter in hopes of deferring some of the costs of the upcoming funeral arrangements.
Waynesha Peed said the family plans to bury her in Virginia, her home state.
She shared the request that her mother was “always a true example of strength, love and determination” and that her family, including her siblings and grandmother, are “heartbroken” at the sad news of Peed’s death.
Waynesha reveals her mother was grieving but got over the recent loss of two of her brothers. The sons both died in car accidents, and their deaths were only a few years apart.
“She endured and overcame so much,” the daughter wrote. “Through her faith, she always had a smile that could brighten any room, loved to laugh, loved to cook, enjoyed life and had a heart of gold.”
In one day, the family raised more than $11,000 for the original $15,000 request.
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