Father of dog attack victim speaks out

Sunday evening, a mom and her young daughter were attacked by two pitbulls in Mandan. Today, the father of 7-year-old Faith speaks out.

t has been a traumatic week for the family of Faith Geiger. She and her mother, Christine, are in the healing process after a pitbull attack Sunday evening. 

Her father, Wesley Geiger said, “It has been a struggle, but they’re both doing better than they should be doing. They’re brave. They’re braver than I am.”

Geiger says he’s not a dog hater. The family has a dog themselves, but they stress the nature of the pitbull breed.

“Some dogs just do what they’re bred to do, and I believe that’s what happened here. I’m not an expert. But I would never own a pit bull,” he added. 

Since the accident – a GoFundMe account has been set up for the family. It has reached nearly 4-thousand dollars in two days.

Geiger said, “I am extremely grateful for everybody that has contributed to that. I work very hard for my paycheck. And I know that people who are donating do too.”

And every cent counts. From this point on, they’re focusing on healing both physically and mentally. 

“There’s going to be a lot of scars, inside and out. That’s what we’re going to do with it. We’re going to try to get everybody back to normal,” said Geiger. 

As for the case – the owner of the two pitbulls has been charged under the Mandan city ordinance “vicious dogs”, a class B misdemeanor. And the fate of those dogs is to be decided by a judge.

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