Friday, August 26, 2016

AMITE COUNTY MS - 2 BULL MASTIFFS ATTACKED A MOTHER AND HER 6-YEAR-OLD BOY- THE BOY WAS TAKEN TO A NEW ORLEANS HOSPITAL

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An Amite County resident will not face charges after two dogs attacked a 6-year-old boy and his mother.
The attack on King Road, which involved TWO BULL MASTIFFS, was reported June 13, according to an incident report from the Amite County Sheriff’s Department.
A deputy shot and killed one of the dogs and the other ran into the woods.
Jeremy Givens’ said his son was taken by ambulance to Liberty and then to McComb and to a hospital in New Orleans, where he received more than 50 stitches. Givens said he plans to file a civil lawsuit.

FAIRFAX COUNTY VA - FAIRFAX COUNTY TIMES: LETTER TO THE EDITOR - "A TUNNEL-VISION FOCUS ON INCREASING 'SAVE RATES' AT ANY COST ENDANGERS BOTH ANIMALS AND THE PUBLIC...COMMUNITIES MUST FIRST BECOME NO-BIRTH BY PASSING SPAY AND NEUTER LEGISLATION THAT REQUIRES BREEDING PERMITS"

Dear Editor,
It's every dog guardian's nightmare: A man was taking his beloved spaniel, Kaiser, for a morning walk when a pit bull approached and attacked the small dog. The man, who ended up bloodied, tried desperately to protect his dog, but it was no use: Kaiser was dead. A witness described the incident as "a lion taking a mouse."
Just a few months earlier, the same pit bull, Odin, had reportedly been adopted from the Fairfax County Animal Shelter—a taxpayer-funded facility that boasts "one of the highest placement rates in the region." It was the third time he had been adopted out, despite notes in his file stating that he could be "aggressive sometimes."
And Odin is not the only aggressive dog the shelter has released into the community.
A dog named Gizmo allegedly bit the man who adopted him in the face as he was loading the dog into his vehicle, sending the man to the hospital. A former volunteer said that the shelter knew Gizmo was potentially aggressive, yet they allowed him to be adopted anyway.
In the last year alone, five workers at the Fairfax shelter have reportedly been mauled and injured by dangerous dogs. Photos of their injuries show gaping, bloody wounds with chunks of flesh missing. Yet these dogs were on the adoption floor or slated to be.
Incidents like these are increasing across the country as animal shelters are being pressured and bullied into increasing their "save rates" by people who are opposed to euthanizing animals under any circumstances. If you don't believe it, here are a few more examples:
Virginia's Fluvanna SPCA faced a $250,000 lawsuit last year after reportedly adopting out a dog named Max who bit a 5-year-old boy in the face just three days later, leaving deep lacerations. Max had apparently been previously adopted and returned twice—in both cases, because he was aggressive toward other animals. An animal behavior specialist had advised the shelter that Max was not a suitable candidate for adoption and should under no circumstances be adopted by a family with children, but the warning went unheeded.
In Austin, Texas—which "no-kill" advocates tout as a success story—the city has reportedly transferred hundreds of dogs, many aggressive, to Austin Pets Alive! to be put up for adoption, including one dog, also named Max, whom workers at the city shelter noted had "serious aggression." Max has apparently attacked several times since then, including leaping up, snapping and drawing blood from a potential adopter who was petting him.
A man who adopted a dog named Frasier from Contra Costa Animal Services in California needed some 30 stitches on his arms and wrists after the dog attacked him just hours after he took him home. The shelter's veterinary medical director reported that Frasier had been adopted out despite lunging and trying to bite a trainer in the face and behaving so aggressively that staff couldn't get close enough to him to give him a medical examination. "So anything that leaves alive makes the shelter look better statistically, even if it puts the public at risk," the veterinary medical director explained.
Dogs who are repeatedly adopted, returned, isolated and shuttled around to different facilities often develop behavioral issues from not having an established home or territory, and they are also victims of the hysterical push for "life at any cost." Being rejected over and over again is confusing and traumatic to dogs and can lead to fear-based behavior, including biting and ripping the house to shreds when left alone. Adopting out dogs who have shown a propensity to attack also makes the public leery of adopting any dogs from shelters—the vast majority of whom are friendly and loving—which results in even more euthanasia.
A tunnel-vision focus on increasing "save rates" at any cost endangers both animals and the public. Communities can only safely and humanely move toward "no-kill" by first becoming no-birth—by passing spay-and-neuter legislation that requires breeding permits; outlawing the unregulated breeding and sale of animals by breeders, pet shops, flea markets and puppy mills; and requiring citizens to care for their animals both humanely and responsibly. Commonsense public safety policies must also be established and followed at animal shelters—for everyone's safety.
Teresa Chagrin is an animal care and control specialist in the Cruelty Investigations Department of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), in Norfolk, Va.

LONDON ENGLAND - A TURKISH KANGAL DOG ATTACKED DANNIELLE MORGAN, 19, AS SHE WAS TALKING ON THE PHONE TO HER MOM - HEROES - WORKMEN CAME TO HER AID GRABBING HER AND PULLING HER INTO THEIR VAN AND KICKED THE GIANT IN THE FACE!!!

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The GIANT TURKISH KANGAL DOG, which can weigh up to 12-stone and can run at speeds of up to 30mph, is being hunted by police after it attacked 19-year-old Dannielle Morgan in Croydon, south London, last week.

Cops are still hunting the dog after it hurled itself at the teenager on August 18 – biting her on the neck, legs and back during a five-minute attack in which it attacked her three times.
The teen was only saved when two workmen grabbed her and pulled her into their van as they fought the dog off, which ran off after being kicked in the face.
Turkish Kangal dogs are used to guard livestock in Turkey – fending off animals such as wolves, bears and jackals.
In Africa, they are prized for their intimidating size and are used to protect herds of livestock from attacks by lions and cheetahs.
Shop worker Dannielle was on the phone to her mum when the giant dog attacked – standing on its hind legs to bite her on the neck before pinning her to the ground – and heard her daughter’s screams as the dog sunk its teeth into her.
Dannielle’s 36-year-old dad, who asked not to be named, said: “It was a giant dog. She thought she was going to die.
“She’s having nightmares every single night.
“It’s not like a shark attack, bear attack, a crocodile attack. People who get attacked by them are distraught and probably scarred for life mentally as well. But they don’t have to see those animals every day.
“It’s so hard for Dannielle, she will see them every day.”
Dannielle’s dad spoke to the workmen who helped save her and was told how the giant dog savaged his daughter three times “knocking her face down to the ground and biting her on the back and calf”.
He said: “The dog had Dannielle’s leg in its mouth and it was shaking her, and her whole body was moving.
“It was a vigorous attack. The workmen said they had to do something as they were scared for her life.
“One of the workmen grabbed Dannielle and pulled her into the van with the dog still attacking her.”
The teenager has been treated in hospital for her wounds to her back, neck and legs – with medics finding part of one of the dog’s teeth embedded in her calf.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed that officers were called to reports of an “out- of-control dog” but said no arrests have been made.
He added: “Police are continuing to develop strong lines of inquiry.”



NIEUW-BUINEN, DRENTHE NETHERLANDS - A NEIGHBOR'S 4 ROTTWEILERS JUMPED A FENCE TO ATTACK A 3-YEAR-OLD BOY

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A toddler from the village of Nieuw-Buinen in Drenthe has been severely injured by FOUR ROTTWEILER DOGS while out playing.

According to media reports, the child was with other children in the garden of his neighbours and the dogs had been confined to a small compound. However, the dogs jumped over the fence and attacked the three-year-old, biting him several times. The other children were unharmed. 

The owner of the dogs managed to drag the dogs off the boy, who was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The owners are rottweiler breeders and sell them via the internet, Dutch media said. 

The four dogs will be put down and two other dogs in the compound have been sent away for observation.


http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2016/08/toddler-severely-injured-after-mauling-by-four-rottweilers/



Thursday, August 25, 2016

PIT BULL BITE COMPARED TO RUN OF THE MILL DOG BITE






PIT BULL PROPAGANDA - IN THE 70s GERMAN SHEPHERDS...IN THE 80s DOBERMANS...IN THE 90s ROTTWEILERS...THE REALITY IS PIT BULLS KILL THE MOST






MISSION VIEJO CA - A WOMAN RESCUED A PIT BULL SHE FOUND TIED TO A TREE WITH NO FOOD OR WATER AND IT HAD A MICROCHIP - SHE FED IT AND BEGAN LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO TAKE IT...IT ATTACKED HER SMALL DOG AND BIT HER!

The Hand That Feeds: Mission Viejo Woman Attacked By Dog She Saved
Finding a stranded dog in the heat of a Laguna Woods day, it was only natural for dog lover Anastasia Waide to bring him home.
"The dog was tied to a tree with no food or water," she said. "I couldn't imagine anyone being that cruel."
With a small dog, Coco, of her own, Waide and her daughter decided to bring the PIT BULL TERRIER to their Laguna Niguel residence to care for the animal and seek information.
Did the friendly dog have a microchip? Yes. But the owner has not yet come forward.
Not wanting to send the dog to a shelter, she awaited a friend who would take the dog because she could not keep him. He appeared friendly and thankful for the food, water and love they offered.
"I am a single mom and just wanted to help," she said.

In the night, the unthinkable happened.
"The pit bull attacked Coco," she said, "I was bit as well, trying to free her from his mouth."
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Coco, who was attacked near her tail, sustained injuries that forced emergency vet care. Waide also needed medical assistance for her fingers which were bitten during the attack.
With the best of intentions, Anastasia worries now about medical care for her and her recovering dog, hoping for any assistance through a GoFundMe campaign.
"Vet bills are expensive, and we are trying to get Coco healthy again."
The pit bull was moved to the Mission Viejo Shelter.

BALCH SPRINGS TX - A MAN WAS ARRESTED FOR ALLOWING HIS 2 PIT BULLS TO ATTACK A PREGNANT WOMAN OUT WALKING ON HER DOCTOR'S ORDERS


A Balch Springs dog owner is in jail after police say his dogs attacked a pregnant neighbor and left her seriously hurt. She's due to give birth in a few days.
Rebecca Grimes said she was doing what her doctor recommended – taking a short 20 minute walk to get some exercise. She was around the corner from her house when a pack of dogs approached and two attacked.

Grimes is now facing complications she couldn't have foreseen. She can't open and close her fist and has an open wound in her calf from the dog attack.


“I don't know how I'm going to hold her because this hand can't move,” Grimes said. “My leg, I can't put no pressureon it. It hurts so bad.”
Grimes was passing the home of Kenneth Roy Ginn Tuesday afternoon when she saw three dogs outside off their leashes. She says two dogs darted across the streetand attacked.

“I was scared they would bite my baby or my stomach or something,” she explained. “It happened so fast. I was worried if I fell and hit my stomach.”


The soon-to-be mother’s brother said the dogs didn't let go until Ginn called them back. He said Ginn went back inside his house and closed the door, never checking on Grimes who was left bleeding in the street.
Police say Ginn wouldn't open the door to officers until they came back yesterday with a felony warrant.
Ginn was arrested, and his dogs went to animal services, where they are in quarantine.

One of Ginn’s sons, who didn't witness the attack, answered the door at his home.
"The only time a dog bites somebody is when it's in fear of its-self or it's been provoked,” Cody Ginn said. “And them dogs ain't ever bit nobody ever.”
“Police do not believe this was provoked. So what proof do you have?” FOX 4 Reporter Diana Zoga asked Cody.
“I don't have no proof ‘cause I wasn't here,” Cody replied. “But I’ve known them dogs since they were puppies.”
Balch Springs Police Lt. Mark Mart said the department doesn’t believe Grimes provoked the dogs. They say she was just walking down the street.
In fact, Balch Springs police point to Ginn's 15 previous citations, some for having dogs at large. This was the first record of his dogs injuring a person.
Grimes hopes the latest dog attack, for her neighbors’ sake, is the last.
“There's too many kids around here,” she said. “I got a little nephew, and I'm glad it was not my nephew.”
Grimes underwent surgery. All signs are that her baby is doing ok.
A hearing is set in municipal court for next Thursday, when a judge will be asked to decide what to do with the dogs. The city says it’s going to recommend that they are declared dangerous and euthanized.
http://www.fox4news.com/news/195942604-story
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A Balch Springs man was arrested Wednesday after police say his dogs attacked a woman walking down the street. 
Balch Springs police say 53-year-old Kenneth Roy Ginn owned the two black and white PIT BULLS  that attacked the victim in the 4900 block of Honeysuckle Drive, off Seagoville Road on Tuesday.  
The woman was walking with her brother when the dogs began "rushing at her and began to attack," police say.  They say Ginn was on his porch and called his dogs inside. 
The woman had to have surgery for her injuries. 
An animal control officer familiar with Ginn reported that he had received written citations in the past and had several dogs confiscated. 
Police arrested him after a witness identified him in a photo line up. 
Ginn has been charged with attack by dog resulting in serious bodily injury, a third-degree felony. He's being held in the Balch Springs City Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. 
Police also seized three dogs from the home. 
The arrest in Balch Springs comes as neighboring Dallas works to control a loose dog population in the southern half of the city
Dallas police recently began enforcing laws requiring responsible dog ownership and this month, made the city's first arrests using the attack-by-dog charge. 
In May, a 52-year-old woman died after being mauled by a pack of dogs in South Dallas. No one has been charged in connection with her death.