Ledy VanKavage on pit bulls:"They're just dogs, not werewolves" 2007
"They're dogs - they're not werewolves," 2010
"Because of all the media bias, it's going to take awhile to realize 'pit bulls' are just dogs, not werewolves," 2012
On November 28, 2012 Theresa Parker discovered five of her pet goats mutilated in what turned out to be only the first attack of a months long spree of mutilating attacks on livestock including attacks on three bulls in Waddy KY.
“Their ears had been chewed off, their tongues had been ripped out, their lips had been torn off; their faces had just been literally ripped off. When I found them that way, all covered in blood, I just started screaming and screaming.”
The rural community of Waddy KY was left shaken by the horrific mutilations. The local Animal Control Director Rusty Newton said the attacks are mystifying to him because they don’t resemble any animal attack he has ever seen.
“It is not doing this for food; it’s just mauling them,” he said.
That’s something that Teresa Parker said was so distressing to her.
“It just mutilated them; just for fun, just to torture them,” she said. “It just tore them to pieces and left them to die.”
“I’m scared to death to go outside without a gun,” she said. “Because this thing, whatever it is, you could just turn around and it could be right there.”
David Theiler agreed.
“Having to go around armed all the time is getting old,” he said.
Over the course of a few weeks the mystery animal had mutilated, sometimes fatally, 6 goats, four calves, and three bulls. Neighbors say that it only attacks at night, and they fear it is lurking in the woods.
One couple found tracks they believe to be the culprit's:
and supernatural entities.
As word spread and fear mounted among some, others set up a Waddy Werewolf twitter feed and a printer made up some T-shirts.
When an owner-described "gentle" pit bull named Wacko was caught mauling Speckles, a small, elderly dog right after attacking some horses in January, animal control officers thought they had their culprit even though the owner claimed Wacko could not possibly have been the Waddy Werewolf because he was definitely chained up at the time of each and every other attack.
Cementing her credibility, Wacko's owner, BRENDA TILLETT, added that the only reason Wacko was out and able to maul the small, elderly dog and some horses was because the night before Wacko's attacks, a mysterious car had pulled into her driveway and someone had stolen Wacko.
Animal control held onto Wacko for a while to see if the attacks would stop while he was in custody. They did. However, since there was no proof that Wacko had committed all the atrocities, he was returned to his owner. (yeah, I don't get that either - Wacko unquestionably did attack horses and a little dog requiring heroic efforts to get him off the little dog he was locked onto.)
When yet another attack occurred - a calf was killed - several months later in April, an animal control officer was dispatched to Wacko's place and found him there where he should be sans blood. So, its either time to put the T-shirts back on or conclude there are two pit bulls in Shelby Co. Kentucky....
Yes, Ledy, it was just a pit bull, not a werewolf, but you have to admit you can see why the town of Waddy was confused.
Mystery animal attacks livestock in Shelby County