Who was Trena Peed? NC grandmother mauled to death by pit bulls she was dog-sitting
Trena Peed, a grandmother from North Carolina, died on Thursday, July 7, after being mauled by the two pit bulls she was dog-sitting. The 46-year-old was letting the dogs out of the backyard of her home on Vance Street near Downtown Greensboro at around 2 am when they attacked her.
"It's dark. All I hear is her yelling and her dogs over there attacking her. It's terrible. She got mauled to death. That's terrible," Johnson, Peed's neighbor and friend of more than 15 years, told Fox 8. "We were real good friends. Her and my wife talked together a lot. We were just friends. It's terrible, even if I didn't know her at all, I don't care who it was," he added.
Trena Peed's family said she was caring for someone's two dogs Thursday when they attacked and killed her at a Greensboro home. https://t.co/mP6YjSDOSQ— WCNC Charlotte (@wcnc) July 10, 2022
"The only thing I know is I heard some shots. I looked out the window, and the ambulance trucks, and fire trucks, everybody was there before I even heard the shots," added Johnson while revealing that in his 40 years of living in this neighborhood he has never seen anything this heartbreaking.
He concluded, "It's a terrible way to go. I wish the family the best. She was doing something good and died behind it and died a tragic death."
As per reports, Peed's son was asleep inside the house at the time of the attack and awoke to the news. One of the two dogs was shot by responding police while the other is in quarantine, as per the Guilford County Animal Services.
Trena Peed was dogsitting for the dogs when she let them out of the backyard of her home in Greensboro around 2:00 a.m. Moments after she let the dogs outside, neighbors heard her crying loudly for help and witnessed the attack.https://t.co/WYZAjIPVyt— Texoma's Homepage (@TexomasHomepage) July 8, 2022
Peed's family has started a GoFundMe campaign to help pay for the funeral costs. "Early this morning, my mom was tragically taken away from us by a vicious attack from dogs. My mom has always been a true example of strength, love, and determination. My siblings, grandmother, family, and I are heartbroken at her sudden passing," the victim's daughter Waynesha Peed wrote.
"She has endured and overcame so much, most recently losing two of her sons 2 years apart, both by tragic car accidents. By her faith, she always had a smile on her face that could light up any room, loved to laugh, cook, enjoy life & had a heart of gold," the message continued. "My family & I are asking if you could help to bring her home to Virginia & make arrangements for her homegoing service," Waynesha added.
N.C. Woman Trena Peed 46, Whose Sons Recently Died in Car Crashes Is Mauled to Death by Pit Bulls She Was Dog Sitting. According to rpt, Peed was dog sitting for two pit bulls, and let the animals out of the backyard of her Greensboro home at about 2:00 a.m.😰"So sad & horrible!" pic.twitter.com/rZ98FzGpYd— Sumner (@renmusb1) July 8, 2022
"Anything given is greatly appreciated! Thank you all in advance, just keep praying over our family," she concluded. As per Dogs Bite, 22 fatal dog attacks have been recorded in the US so far this year. 35 breeds have been involved in 433 human deaths as a result of a fatal bite in 13 years. The 2018 report found that pit bulls were involved in nearly 66 per cent of attacks, reports Newsweek.