Wednesday, June 20, 2018
FLORENCE AL - MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE PIT BULL MAULING OF ROSE HOLT, 78: "THE ATTACK LASTED ON AND OFF FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES... "THEY WOULD GET TIRED AND LAY DOWN UNDER HER PATIO AND WHEN SHE WOULD YELL FOR HELP THEY WOULD START BACK ATTACKING HER" ...HERO JAMES MEYER AND HIS WIFE DONNA DROVE BY AND FOUGHT THE DOGS TO SAVE HER!!!
A local woman is recovering from the attack of TWO PIT BULLDOGS, and the Florence Police Department has launched a “dangerous dog investigation” into the incident.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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A woman described being attacked by TWO PIT BULLS after she stepped in to help her neighbor.
Kelly Babbit says she saw her neighbor being attacked while trying to save her own cat. When she tried to help, she says the two dogs turned on her.
"I got to there and the dog looked at me and the little one took a running leap and locked onto my face and I went down and when I went down, the big one came and locked on my head," said Babbit.
Her son said he heard her screaming went outside to help.
"I pushed one off to the side but the other one came up and bit me on my leg and he bit me on my other leg but didn't get me as good. And as soon as we threw him off, we ran inside and called the cops."
The dogs were later handed over to animal welfare workers. Neighbors in the area say they have reported the pit bulls running loose in the neighborhood for months. Investigators said all three of the injured victims are expected to be okay. Babbit is just glad no children were hurt.
"If that had a been a kid, they would have killed the kid."
Three people suffered minor injuries and two cats are dead after being attacked by dogs Thursday morning in a neighborhood near Yukon. The attack was reported just before 9 a.m. in a neighborhood near North Czech Hall Road and Reno Avenue.
According to police, a woman was sitting on her front porch and she let her cats out. Three dogs, including two PIT BULLS, approached the cats and the pit bulls began attacking them.
Police said the woman ran to save her cats, but the dogs began attacking her. Two others came to help the woman, and police said they were attacked by the dogs, too.
An officer arrived and fired a shot at one pit bull. The three dogs were taken into custody.
Monday, June 18, 2018
AVENUE, ST. MARY'S COUNTY MD - EMS RESPONDED TO A RESIDENCE WHERE A DOG HAD ATTACKED AN 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL CAUSING SEVERE FACIAL INJURIES WITH A "COMPLETE AMPUTATION" OF HER LIPS
BURNET TX - A POLICE OFFICER WAS DISPATCHED TO 3 LARGE DOGS ATTACKING A MAN NEAR THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ...THE PITS RETURNED AND BEGAN ATTACKING THE OFFICER WHO SHOT AND KILLED ONE, WOUNDED ANOTHER AND THE 3RD RAN OFF...OWNER COULD FACE AGGRAVATED ASSAULT CHARGE
A Burnet police officer was taken to a hospital after THREE DOGS attacked her, the city said.
At around 11:40 a.m. June 14, a Burnet patrol corporal was dispatched to the 700 block of South Vanderveer near Burnet Elementary School due to reports that a man had been attacked by three large dogs.
When the corporal arrived, she met with the man who was attacked and started looking for wounds on his body, the city said. Shortly after, the dogs returned and attacked the corporal, the city said.
Body camera footage shows the dogs attacking the corporal while she tried to protect the man and herself. In the video, she fires her gun twice, killing one dog and injuring another. The third dog ran away.
The owners of the dogs were found and told about the incident.
The corporal received injuries to both of her arms and was taken to a hospital. The man refused to be taken to the hospital.
Two of the dogs belong to Aryck Evans. One of the two dogs, Dakota, was shot and killed. His other dog, Oakley, was not shot.
"They're not violent," Evans said. "They've never been violent."
His nextdoor neighbor is Heather Williams. She owns Rocky, who was shot in his left leg. She said he is a sweet dog.
"He's really good with kids,” she said. “Good family dog. He's really loyal. Likes to play.”
Burnet PD said they have issued a citation for dog at large on that street before.
The chief said his department is considering charges against the dog owners. It could be a citation or an aggravated assault charge.
INDIANOLA IA - A FATHER OF A 4-YEAR-OLD BOY SPOKE BEFORE THE CITY COUNCIL ASKING THAT A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL BE PUT DOWN AFTER IT ATTACKED HIS CHILD..."WE'RE LUCKY WE DIDN'T GO TO A FUNERAL INSTEAD OF A HOSPITAL VISIT"
The Indianola City Council unanimously voted Monday night to "humanely destroy" a PIT BULL that attacked a 4-year-old earlier this month.
Rescue and law enforcement officials were called to 912 West Detroit Ave. in Indianola on June 2 after a pit bull owned by Scott Miller bit the boy, according to a police report written by Indianola officer Jay Hackett. Hackett found the child with two large holes near his eyes on the side of the nose, according to the report.
"Due to the bleeding I could not see how deep the bite was," the report states. "A large number of scrapes were located on the head. On the lower right leg a large amount of bruising had started to occur and a few of the bites had broken his skin." Peterson was transported to a hospital in Des Moines.
Kevin Peterson, the boy's father, spoke during a hearing before the council decided to euthanize the dog.
"I'm lucky he's not dead," Peterson said. "I only left him in our yard for 30 seconds, and our yard is mostly fenced."
Peterson said the incident has left him with hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills, and he urged the council to create an ordinance banning pit bulls.
"Most insurance companies won't insure pit bulls because they know there's a problem there and they know the damage they cause and the people they kill," Peterson said. "My kid won't leave the house. He won't go to his little league games. He's devastated. It's going to take years, further surgeries and psychiatric care to help him."
The dog's owner, Scott Miller, spoke in favor of his animal, and said the 2-year-old rescue dog isn't usually vicious. He also said his dog has come inside a few times in the last month with a bloody face because someone had been throwing rocks at him. He asked council members if they'd like to see pictures of the rocks he's found in his yard, but the council declined.
Miller said that at the time of the incident, the boy was "yelling and swinging around a rake" and the dog "must have took that as a threat." "He has never been aggressive or come close to being aggressive to anybody," Miller said. "He is a good dog."
Mike Bowlin, a relative of the boy, told council members he supported putting the dog to death. "My grandson plays in that yard on a regular basis," Bowlin said.
"It could have very well been him. ... We're lucky we didn't go to a funeral instead of a hospital visit."
Indianola resident Wendy Mallory also spoke in favor of destroying the dog, stating "We need to consider the safety of our children."
Miller will have up to 10 days to file an appeal in district court. Mayor Kelly Shaw indicated his support to further explore a ban on pit bulls during the meeting.
A mother and four girls were attacked by pit bulls in the Bronx Sunday night, leaving them with bite wounds and scratches.
It happened just before 10 p.m. at Pelham Parkway and Lurting Avenue in Morris Park, as Abida Kousar, her three daughters and a niece were headed home from a leisurely walk.
"I feel her teeth," Kousar said. "I tried to push down, but he would not leave me."
Authorities say TWO PIT BULLS got away from their handlers and attacked the group, with the victims ranging in age from 12 to 45.
"First it was the one dog that came at me, then suddenly two dogs were on me," daughter Mishal Nawaz said. "It was so horrible."
The mother was the most severely injured, as she tried to protect the girls during the attack.
"When they scratched me on my face, then I went to the owner," niece Aiman Fiaz said. "And then I told her, 'You just said they don't bite, and look what they did to me.'"
The dogs were taken into custody by the Emergency Services Unit and brought to Animal Care and Control.
The two owners were issued summonses, who -- according to the victims -- did little to stop the attack.
"I blame the ladies, because first they were like playing with them," daughter Tooba Nawaz said. "After that, they just left them alone. That's when the dogs came towards us."
It is unclear what will happen to the dogs, but the victims are simply relieved they are all OK.
"I am thankful that all of us were together," daughter Fatima Nawaz said. "We helped each other getting away from the dogs."