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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BEATRICE NE - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL ATTACKED A 3-YEAR-OLD BOY - THE CHILD HAD BEEN ALLOWED TO PET THE DOG AND THEN IT MAULED HIM WHEN HE WENT TO RETRIEVE A BALL !!!

Beatrice police are investigating a recent PIT BULL attack within the city limits that left a 3-year-old boy injured. Officers responded to a call around 5:30 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of Nicholls Avenue where a child was allegedly bitten by a dog.
The pit bull is owned by 26-year-old Ranicka Maher. According to Beatrice Police Captain Gerald Lamkin, Maher had previously invited the 3-year-old to her property to pet and play with the dog to ease parent apprehension. Monday’s bite occurred when the child wandered into Maher’s yard to retrieve a ball.
According to police reports, the victim suffered three deep lacerations on the left side of his face, one deep laceration on the right side of his face and multiple scratches. No other information regarding the child’s injuries were known as of Tuesday afternoon.
Lamkin said the owner of the dog had not been ticketed and did not expect future criminal charges because the dog was not “at large.”
The pit bull is currently impounded at the Beatrice Humane Society until it is determined whether the dog is dangerous or potentially dangerous.
City Attorney Greg Butcher said there is a litany of things in which pet owners must comply if the dog is deemed dangerous or potentially dangerous
“They have an additional registration and tagging, the animal must be spayed or neutered, the animal must be micro chipped and the owner must be able to show proof of liability insurance at a minimum of $100,000,” Butcher explained. “They will also need to confine the animal, if it’s outdoors, to an enclosed pen.”
Butcher said owners who do not comply with these restrictions could be declared reckless owners. Reckless owners cannot own or reside with any animal in City limits for a period of two years.
Butcher said owners may also face fines up to $500 if the dog is not registered with the City. He said pet registration is a public safety issue, as registration immediately confirms that the animal is rabies vaccinated.
The City does not have record of any dog registered under the last name “Maher.”



DURHAM COUNTY ENGLAND - A MAN JUST OUT OF THE HOSPITAL AFTER HIS AMERICAN BULLDOGS RIPPED OFF HIS ARM WAS WALKING "6 OF HIS REMAINING 14 MONSTERS" WHEN THEY ATTACKED 3 PEOPLE

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                 STEPHEN POTTS WITH BOTH HIS ARMS  
A breeder who lost an arm after he was savaged by his two huge American bulldogs has now been arrested over another alleged attack by his dogs.
Stephen Potts has just been released from hospital after suffering the horrific injuries when two of his bulldogs turned on him.
Both of the animals were destroyed, but the 48-year-old dad-of-two vowed to carry on working with the breed ‘he loves’.
He was walking six of the 14 American bulldogs he still owns close to his home today when they attacked a man and two women, it is claimed.
Police said his dogs began fighting with a Staffordshire bull terrier that was being walked by its owner in Belmont, Durham City.
It is alleged that his bulldogs attacked the 63-year-old owner of the bull terrier who suffered injuries to his arms, legs and head.
He was described as ‘serious’ in University Hospital of North Durham. Another woman at the scene was also injured with bites to her hand.
t is also claimed that a second woman walking nearby was attacked and injured by one of the bulldogs.
She was also being treated for injuries to her leg at UNHD.
Mr Potts was arrested at the scene and was  being questioned by officers at Durham City police station.
Just hours before the incident, he had told the Mirror of his return home after losing his right arm in the horrific attack last month.
Medics who rushed to the scene - and later the skill of surgeons - saved his life following the incident last month. The 60 lb dogs, startled by fireworks, tried to flee and as he held onto them, they
turned on him in a frenzy, dragging him along the street.
“I’ve lost an arm and I very nearly lost my life,” he said just two hours before his ‘pets’ attacked again.
“But I won’t have anyone blame the dogs . As far as I’m concerned the worst thing that happened was that they had to be destroyed. I feel terrible about that, they were both lovely dogs.
“I miss them.”

            STEPHEN POTTS WITH ONE LESS ARM   
The ferocious beasts - called Wolf and Lucky - also tore into his left arm. It was saved by surgery. A nurse and anaesthetist, who lived close to the scene of the attack in Pittington, near Durham, kept him alive until an ambulance arrived.
Mr Potts was lying on the ground “very nearly bleeding to death” when a policeman asked what to do with the animals, his pets for six years.
He admitted: “I said ‘kill them’.
“It was hard thing for me even in that state. But I knew they had to be destroyed. Wolf ran home and was shot by police and Lucky was destroyed later that night.
“I just want people to know it wasn’t the fault of the dogs or the breed, my dogs are good natured - this was a freak incident.”
The first attack happened on September 21 while he was exercising his two pets, and it is understood he had only just been released from hospital.
Neighbourhood Chief Inspector for Durham Andy Huddleston is investigating the latest incident involving the Mr Potts’ American bulldogs.
He said “I can confirm all dogs involved in the incident have been secured and there is no immediate danger to the public. The people injured have been taken to hospital where we are monitoring their progress.”
Anyone with information can contact police on 101. Mr Potts has been off work for two years after suffering depression following the tragic death of his son Darren, 23. 

HE HAS TWO DAUGHTERS - JULIET, 3, AND ANNIKA, 1 - with partner Hayley Cuthbertson, 40.

COCOA FL - A PIT BULL GOT LOOSE AND THEN ATTACKED ITS OWNER WHEN HE TRIED TO BRING IT BACK TO HIS YARD

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A man was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday evening after he was attacked by his pit bull, according to officials.
The attack occurred on Lucas Lane in Cocoa just before 6 p.m. Cocoa police say the dog got out of its pen and went to the neighbor's yard where another dog was.
When the owner brought the dog back to his yard, the dog attacked him, according to police.
Witnesses told Local 6 THE OWNER WAS BITTEN DOWN TO THE BONE AND WAS TAKEN TO WUESTOFF HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS INJURIES.
The dog was taken by animal control. It's not clear if the dog will be euthanized, but animal control is investigating.
No other details were immediately available.  Check back for more on this developing story.

SEVIERVILLE TN - 3 PEOPLE ARRESTED IN A SUSPECTED DOG FIGHTING OPERATION- ADDITIONAL CHARGES PENDING - ALL 3 CHARGED WITH DRUG POSSESSION

Pit bulls seized from suspected dog fighting operation
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Fifty dogs have been rescued from a suspected dog fighting operation in Sevier County.
According to the Sevier County Sheriff's Office and the Humane Society of the United States, three people were arrested after a four month investigation.
Mark Heatherly, 47, of Sevierville, was charged with two counts of dog fighting. Additional charges are pending. His wife, Kimberly Heatherly, 45, and son, Jacob R. Heatherly, are charged with conspiracy to commit dog fighting. All three are also charged with possession of marijuana and hydrocodone.
Pit bulls seized from suspected dog fighting operation

The 50 dogs that were seized range in age from 4 weeks to mid-teens. Some of them have scars that are consistent with dog fighting. The sheriff's department described them as American Pit Bulls.
Sevier County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Michael Hodges said the inside of the home "looked like basically any other home". He said investigators found one pit bull freely wandering inside, but dozens more outside of the home in poor condition.
Hodges said, "When you see a piece of property that has 42 adult dogs chained up using a car axle to secure the chain in the ground they're probably not raising pets."
Pit bulls seized from suspected dog fighting operation

"These 50 dogs are the lucky ones who no longer face life at the end of a heavy chain or worse - a bloody pit," said Chris Schindler of HSUS. "We are thankful to the Sevier County authorities for their efforts in this investigation and in forcing dog fighting out of their community."
"Dog fighting is a despicable crime that will not be tolerated in Sevier County," said Sheriff Ron Seals. "We are grateful for the assistance and expertise of the Humane Society of the United States on this case, and glad to see these dogs off to better lives."
The HSUS sent their mobile crime lab to Sevier County to help gather and document evidence in the case. The dogs were seized and taken to a temporary shelter where they will be given medical care and evaluated to see if they are eligible for future adoption.
The Sevier County Sheriff's Office said dog fighting is a felony in all 50 states. Under Tennessee law, it is a felony to fight animals and to buy, sell, or trade them for fighting. It's a misdemeanor to be a spectator of an animal fight.
The HSUS offers rewards of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person involved in illegal animal fighting. Callers with information can leave an anonymous tip at 877-TIP-HSUS (877-847-4787).

MODESTO CA - MARIA FERNANDEZ, 77, WAS ATTACKED AND HER ONLY SON, JUAN FERNANDEZ, 54, WAS KILLED BY 4 PIT BULLS IN THEIR OWN BACK YARD - HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN?

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Family of Maria Fernandez said they still can't believe how she and her son could be attacked by four pit bulls.
"I can't imagine it. I could see it, could not believe it," Fernandez's sister Guadalupe Vela said.
Vela said she recently arrived from Texas and visited her sister Tuesday. She said Fernandez suffered numerous injuries from the vicious attack.
"She's got her legs and hands all bitten from the dogs," Vela explained.
Stanislaus County sheriff's investigators said 77-year-old Fernandez and her son Juan Fernandez, 54, were attacked in their back yard last week by the pit bulls. Vela said Maria Fernandez managed to get inside her house after being attacked, but Juan Fernandez wasn't able to escape and bled to death.
"She knew that all those dogs would not leave her alone," Vela said.
VELA SAID HER SISTER'S WRISTS, LEGS AND TOES ARE BROKEN, but she is slowly recovering and was transferred out of ICU at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto.
"The good thing is my sister is ok," Vela said.
Stanislaus County sheriff's detectives said the investigation into the incident continues and no charges have been filed against the dogs owners.
Vela said her sister is now alone after losing her son and doesn't have the money to bury him.
"We are trying to make a car wash, whatever we can get," Vela said. "It's real expensive."

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WINCHESTER MA - A NEIGHBOR'S BULLMASTIFF RAN LOOSE AND KILLED A TINY BELOVED COCKAPOO


A Winchester family is demanding action after an unleashed Bullmastiff killed their four-month old Cockapoo puppy while they were walking on the street.
The owner of the Bullmastiff has yet to turn the dog over to town officials and neighbors are worried it could attack again.
Dafna Leonard describes the moment her puppy Chase was killed on Sunday. “The dog lunged at him and grabbed him with his jaws and wrestled him to the ground,” Leonard says. “From there it was horrible, he slammed him on the ground, multiple times and shook him and was biting him.”
Dafna’s husband, Brian Leonard, took a picture of the attacking dog on Monday, a day after Chase was killed. The dog was unleashed.
“It was our dog, I’m shaken up, I was so sad to lose him,” Brian Leonard said. “But the first thing that came to my mind was what if it was one of my girls.”
The house where the dog lives is owned by Robert Duzan. WBZ could not get onto the property on Tuesday because of all of the junk and phone calls were fruitless.
Other neighbors say there are also two Rottweilers in the house. Two years ago, one of the Rottweilers cornered Katrin Winterer.
“It stood there menacing and started to circle me in the street,” Winterer said.
Then a few days later, Winterer’s partner was walking their dog by Duzan’s home and the Rottweiler attacked.
“I tried to pick up my dog,” John Grausam said. “But he got him by the left thigh.”
The town of Winchester has been involved with Robert Duzan extensively. The Board of Health has tried to get him to clean up his property and on Tuesday the Animal Control officer tried to gain access to his house was not able to.
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On Tuesday, Winchester police said they had determined that other people in Winchester had complained about the dog that allegedly attacked Chase. Police had also previously received complaints about the same dog when it lived in Woburn, Winchester police said in a statement. The dog was determined to be a BULLMASTIFF, a large, powerful dog that is normally considered obedient and an “ideal family companion,” according to the website of the American Kennel Club.
But that’s not what the Leonards encountered. Brian Leonard said the bullmastiff shook Chase even after the puppy stopped whimpering.
“It was gory,” he said.
A Winchester police spokesman said a dog owner cannot be arrested when his or her dog attacks another dog. However, he said, when police notified the owner of the Bullmastiff to turn the dog over for a mandatory 10-day quarantine period, the owner failed to do so.
Winchester police said they were considering their legal options.
“We hope that all parties involve will cooperate with police and allow the investigation to run its course,” Police Chief Kenneth C. Albertelli said in a statement. “Our only concern is for the safety of all human and animal residents of Winchester.”
On Tuesday, Leonard said he saw two unleashed larger dogs on the property from which the dog that attacked Chase ran. He said he is now concerned with the safety of his wife and two daughters, 8 and 10, who are all “devastated” by the loss of their puppy.
Katrin Winterer, a Winchester resident, said her dog was violently attacked three years ago by another dog in the same neighborhood.
The dogs “basically have the neighborhood pretty scared and terrified, people don’t feel safe,” Winterer said. “We are as concerned for our children as we are for our animals.”

PORTLAND OR - THE RESCUED PIT THAT ATTACKED AND KILLED A POMERANIAN ON A STREET CAR IN SEPTEMBER HAS BEEN PUT DOWN

UPDATE:  The pit bull that attacked and killed a Pomeranian on a Portland Streetcar in September has been euthanized.
Baby Girl, also known as Purdy, was put to death by staff at the Multnomah County Animal Shelter.
The dog was killed because officials had determined she "was a threat to the community," according to Jessica Morkert, a spokeswoman for Animal Control.
Morkert said that other factors in the decision to put the dog down were that an animal shelter in Colorado withdrew an offer to take the dog back from Multnomah County and that the the previous owner relinquished her ownership.
Here is the statement the county released on Tuesday:

"After evaluating all of the facts of the case, we found that the pit bull involved in the Portland streetcar attack posed a danger to the community. Since the previous owner in Colorado relinquished her rights to ownership and the Longmont Humane Society in Colorado withdrew it's offer to take the pit bull back, the decision was made to euthanize the animal. The pit bull was euthanized on October 14th."

The attack took place on a streetcar on the evening of Sept. 24 when a young woman led Baby Girl onto a streetcar at Northwest 13th Avenue and Lovejoy Street. According to witnesses, the pit bull almost immediately attacked a black Pomeranian that was already on the streetcar. The Pomeranian suffered serious injuries and later died.
The pit bull was taken into custody and kept at the Multnomah County Animal Shelter and appeared for a time that she might be returned to a previous owner in Colorado. But eventually, the previous owner relinquished her rights to the dog.
The attack involving Baby Girl was one of three involving pit bulls in the Portland area. A Southeast Portland woman was attacked and seriously injured by a pit bull on Oct. 2 and two pit bulls attacked and killed a pug in Troutdale on Oct. 10. 




The PIT BULL that attacked a Pomeranian in September  had past problems getting along with other dogs, according to records obtained Thursday by The Oregonian.

The pit bull's fate remains up in the air as new details of the Sept. 24 confrontation emerge. It lunged at the tiny dog, latched onto the 13-year-old Pomeranian's head and shook it as commuters watched in horror.

Multnomah County Animal Services has completed its report on the encounter and released it to the newspaper after a public records request.  The report lists the owner as Erica Montoya of Westminster CO,  and says that she reported the pit bull known as Baby Girl or Purdy missing from her home this past June after adopting it from the Longmont Humane Society in August 2012.

Longmont officials told Montoya before adopting the dog that it "wasn't always good with other dogs" but "got along great with kids and people and was even fine with cats," the report says.

A person who adopted the dog before Montoya returned the dog to the Longmont shelter for an unknown reason after a month. Longmont Humane Society officials said when the dog was put in play groups with other dogs, "sometimes Baby Girl would be OK and other times, not so much," the county report says.

IT'S STILL NOT CLEAR HOW THE PIT BULL WOUND UP IN PORTLAND, BUT IT WAS IN THE POSSESSION OF A 16-YEAR-OLD HOMELESS GIRL WHO BROUGHT THE LEASHED DOG ONTO THE STREETCAR IN NORTHWEST PORTLAND.

Montoya told Multnomah County officials that she never had any trouble with the dog after she brought it home from Longmont. The dog went missing after she left the dog with friends when she moved to a new home in Westminster in June.  Montoya told county officials that she wanted her dog back "but wasn't sure she could afford to get the dog home," the report says.

Montoya's mother, Michelle Orozco, lives in Southeast Portland and said she learned only Thursday that her daughter's missing dog is here. She hadn't seen news reports of the fatal attack, she said.

It "may not be wise" for her daughter to care for the dog back in Colorado because of her limited income and limited space for the dog to be happy and healthy.  In a text message Thursday afternoon, Orozco said her daughter is going to decide "within 24 hours on whether or not she can give Baby a loving and safe home. Otherwise we may to find a pit bull rescue group to come and get her."

OROZCO CAN'T TAKE THE DOG HERSELF BECAUSE HER OWN PIT BULL DOESN'T DO WELL WITH OTHER DOGS, SHE SAID.

"They are not automatically aggressive dogs,'' Orozco said. "Something traumatic may have happened" to her daughter's dog while it was missing.

The 36-page county Animal Services report contains additional details on the attack and subsequent investigation:
-- The teenage girl was with a homeless man, 47-year-old Leroy Parsons, when they were contacted by a Portland police officer working a bicycle patrol before the streetcar attack. The girl and Parsons told the officer that the pit bull they called Purdy was theirs. The officer issued Parsons and the girl a Multnomah County dog license and ID tag.
-- The county investigator concludes that the pit bull "should not be returned to" the 16-year-old girl or Leroy Parsons "under any circumstances." The investigator also notes that she feels the county has no "legal reason to keep the dog here" in Multnomah County.
For now, the pit bull remains at the county animal shelter. Animal Services Director Mike Oswald has found that it falls in the category spelled out in the county ordinance as a "potentially dangerous dog" as one that "kills or causes the death of any domestic animal."
Restrictions include requiring the dog to wear a muzzle and be kept in a secure enclosure.
"We are in conversation with the owner in Colorado," Oswald said. "Our next step depends on what the owner decides."

According to the Animal Services report, Sarah Clusman, director of operations for the Longmont Humane Society, told Oregon officials her agency could assist in getting the dog back to Colorado if need be.  Meanwhile, Portland police have completed their investigation and found, as the initial officer report noted, that the pit bull attack violated no state laws or city codes.

Both dogs were "contained at the time of the incident and under control of both owners," the report says.

Police, transportation and animal control leaders are working together to develop a plan to prevent a similar attack aboard a streetcar.

They hope to release the results of the collaboration sometime next week.



UPPER DARBY PA - A LOOSE PIT BULL ESCAPED ITS RESIDENCE AND ATTACKED A BELOVED PEKINGESE - THE LITTLE DOG DIED FROM ITS INJURIES AND POLICE SHOT AND KILLED THE PIT

Police had to shoot a  PIT BULL  during a vicious attack on another dog Saturday night in the Bywood section.  Percy, a Pekinese breed belonging to a township woman, died as a result of injuries.
“I’m just broken-hearted about my dog,” Donna Strattus said. “The injuries were too bad. The attack was awful. I witnessed the whole thing. On top of that, I had to witness police shooting the pit bull. I’m a dog lover, but I have a thing against pit bulls. We have too many in this neighborhood.”
Police received a report of a pit bull maiming and biting a small dog at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Bayard and Madeira roads.
“Officer Michael Scott responded and saw a woman trying to pull the pit bull off her dog,” police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. “The pit bull wouldn’t let go. Scott got out of his car and attempted to separate the two dogs, but couldn’t. The pit bull was out of control. For his safety and the safety of others, he shot the dog. He fired one shot and hit the pit bull in the left side.  The dog did not die from the gunshot wound .
According to Chitwood, Animal Control Officer Fred Eckman also responded to the call and told the owner of the black and white female pit bull named Shady he would have to put the dog down. Percy was transported to Keystone Animal Hospital in Havertown for treatment of a bite wound on his head and numerous bites over his body. He later died.
“The pit bull was euthanized this morning,” Chitwood said Monday. “The owner of the dog was not charged because he agreed to put the dog down.”
Strattus was walking her dog on a leash when the pit bull charged and was not on a leash.
“That pit bull came running after my dog,” Strattus said. “I smacked him and I was screaming for help. It was so frustrating. I saw the dog coming towards us without a leash and nobody with the dog. I grabbed my dog and put him on top of a car, but the pit bull jumped up on top of the car and got my dog. He kept going. My dog got under the car and the pit bull kept going after him and pulling him out from under the car. He was shaking him like a rag doll. I’m just devastated. When the officer took out his gun to shoot the pit bull, he told everyone to stand away. I do understand why he had to shoot the pit bull. There were other people there, but nobody helped. I understand why they didn’t.
“I’m just devastated by the whole thing. On Saturday, I didn’t cry. Today, I can’t stop crying. They were going to operate on Percy, but he died before they could do anything.”