Friday, January 17, 2020

TAOS COUNTY NM - KAY TORRES, 52, A LONGTIME TAOS PUEBLO HEAD START TEACHER, WAS MAULED TO DEATH BY A PACK OF DOGS ON JANUARY 8

pack attack taos pueblo


Updated Jan. 16 at 11:30 a.m.
Law enforcement suspect that a longtime Taos Pueblo teacher was killed by a pack of dogs on pueblo land the morning of Jan. 8, bringing into focus the most extreme danger of dog overpopulation – not only at the pueblo, but also in the wider Taos County area.
Newly selected Taos Pueblo Gov. Edwin Concha confirmed with the Taos News this week that the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator is looking into the death of the woman, but Concha declined to identify her "out of respect to her family."
But speaking via phone from her home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this week, Sandra Bible identified the deceased as her sister, 52-year-old Kay Torres.
"She had worked for Taos Pueblo Head Start," Bible said. "She'd worked for Taos Public Schools over the years."
Bible said she and her sister are Taos Pueblo and Muscogee, a tribe based in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Torres had settled at Taos Pueblo, where she became known as a caring and thoughtful teacher to many generations of young students. According to an obituary published by the De Vargas Funeral Home, she is survived by six children, her parents and five siblings.
While the investigation into Torres' cause of death remains open, Bible said it seems clear that her sister was, in fact, killed by a pack of dogs at the pueblo.
A dispatch log provided by Taos County also indicates that the loose dogs may have killed Torres.
According to the log, a caller reported seeing Torres' body surrounded by a pack of dogs who were attacking her mid-morning on Jan. 8 near the intersection of Leaf Arrow Lane and Willow Lane. The caller said she fended off the dogs with a stick. When the animals cleared away, she said she could see bite marks on Torres' arms and legs. Torres was carrying a backpack with her, which the caller said "someone" took from the middle of the roadway.
"It appears that Kay Torres was killed by a pack of dogs," Taos Pueblo Tribal Police Officer James Gladeau reported from the scene, according to the log. Gladeau was filling in for Chief Gary Lefthand last week at the tribal agency.
The report did not indicate how many dogs were involved in the apparent attack or whether they were wild or domesticated, but Bible said loose dogs in the area have been an ongoing concern.
"We've been hearing that this was not the first dog attack on tribal land," Bible said. "They have something out there where you're not supposed to have more than two dogs. But everybody has more than that. There's no control on the reservation."
In a public post published on Taos Pet Connection, a Facebook page for local pet owners, Taos Pueblo tribal member JuanIsidro Concha posted a notice for three dogs he was putting up for adoption in light of Torres' death.
"We are rehoming our friends because of the recent tragedy at Taos Pueblo," he wrote. "In memory of Momma Kay Torres our family has decided to comply with tribal policy and only keep two dogs at our home. I'm hoping that by doing so others will follow suit and try to find homes for their overabundance of dogs."
Animal control officers staffed at the town of Taos and Taos County pick up animals reported loose in their jurisdictions every week. While neither Taos Police Chief David Trujillo nor Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe had noticed a recent spike in dog attacks, Trujillo said his department recorded 24 reports in 2019. Hogrefe said his office had recorded 56.
To their knowledge, Torres' death was the only fatal dog attack they could recall in Taos County during their time in law enforcement.





2020 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 3  ( 2 adults + 1 infant (4 mos)

PIT BULL - 2
PACK OF DOGS - 1

KY - 1 (1)
NM - 1 (2)
OH - 1 (3) 


Friend's Pit Killed Man in his own Yard
Parent's Pit Killed 4 month old with Mother Sleeping in same room
Pack of Dogs Killed Woman Walking on the Street 


1)  1-8 - Kay Torres - 52 - Taos Pueblo NM - Mauled to death by a Pack of Dogs mid morning on Wednesday, January 8 - The longtime teacher's backpack was found in the street and the dogs were standing over her - She had many dog bites to her body.

2) 1-9 - McKenzie Terwell - 4 months old - Dayton OH - The father returned home to find the infant on the floor not breathing - He  told the dispatcher that a family member was supposed to be watching the child - The child bled to death  -  A neighbor said that they had seen 3 to 4 pit bulls in the yard this summer - Reports say she was attacked by 1 pit and it was ruled "AN ACCIDENT - However, now they are reporting that the mother was asleep on the couch and had taken prescription drugs and did not hear the dog kill the baby.

3) 1-10 - Donald W. Abner - 55 -  Conway, Rockcastle County KY -  Police were called around 3:40am on Friday morning by neighbors who said there was a commotion in a yard nearby - One article reported that a girl friend of the victim who was staying with him at the home and owned the Pit Bull was standing near the body jumping on him and ordering the pit bull to attack him - Police were met by the very aggressive pit and they shot it to gain access to the victim - The woman was traumatized by the attack and was taken to a hospital for observation - The victim had bites on his head and face but autopsies will be conducted on both the victim and the dog - The woman was arrested for using a pit bull as a weapon against the man.


Monday, January 13, 2020

DAYTON OH - 4-MONTH-OLD MCKENZIE TERWELL WAS FATALLY MAULED ON JAN 9 AROUND MIDNIGHT BY AT LEAST ONE OF THE MANY FAMILY PIT BULLS SEEN ON THE PROPERTY




The mother of the 4-month-old Dayton baby who was killed by a dog last week was sleeping on a couch, possibly after taking prescription medication, when the child’s father found the baby dead on the floor, according to a search warrant filed by Dayton police.

McKenzie Terwell died from blood loss due to extensive soft tissue trauma, and her death was ruled an accident, according to Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger. Dayton Police said the baby was attacked by a dog.

The Dayton Daily News on Wednesday obtained an affidavit written by Dayton Police Detective Karina Sulek seeking permission to search and collect evidence in the case. An attempt to reach Terwell and Shoup for this story was unsuccessful Wednesday.

Sulek wrote when officers arrived at the home on the 100 block of Vermont Avenue on Jan. 9, the baby’s father, Parker Terwell, was on the front porch with the baby’s remains.

“Mr. Terwell said he just arrived home, and his girlfriend and mother of the child, Mary Shoup, was asleep on the living room sofa,” the affidavit in the search warrant requests says. “Mr. Terwell informed officers that Ms. Shoup is on prescription medication.”

Prescriptions were seen next to the sofa, according to the affidavit, and Shoup was prescribed them.  “The prescriptions included Alprazolam, Bupropion and Sertalian, Known side effects of these prescriptions are: drowsiness, cognitive dysfunction and insomnia,” the affidavit says.

Also, the affidavit says officers were told by Parker Terwell that he had thrown a marijuana bong in the kitchen trash can before police arrived.

The affidavit said the baby was badly injured when officers arrived.

The information in the search warrant seems to support what was said during a 9-1-1 call alerting authorities that the baby had died. In that call, Parker Terwell tells a dispatcher that he just got home from work and he found his baby dead on the floor alone.

“She’s cold. She’s gone,” Parker Terwell said while crying.
He tells the dispatcher that McKenzie’s mother was supposed to be watching her.No funeral services for McKenzie had been publicized by Wednesday afternoon.The search warrant says officers collected evidence at the home when they searched it Friday. The evidence included photographs, suspected human remains, a bong, medications, vials of suspected alcohol, DNA swabs and tin plate residue.It was returned on Monday, according to the search warrant.Police have not said whether any charges are pending in the investigation, however, the search warrant lists endangering children as a possible charge.

https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/crime--law/warrant-mom-dead-dayton-baby-attacked-dog-was-sleeping-couch/Pt5sau5XowU9buDGK1MEfK/

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(WDTN) – Police are investigating after an infant died of injuries sustained from being attacked by a family dog.
Shortly before midnight on January 9, Dayton officers responded to the 100 block of Vermont Avenue for reports of an infant not breathing.
According to Lt. Jason Hall, Commander of the Violent Crime Bureau, officers found that the child had been attacked by the family dog and died of her injuries.
The Coroner’s Office later identified the child as 4-month-old McKenzie Terwell and ruled the death an accident
According to the coroner, the infant bled to death.
The dog, who Dayton Police tell us is a  PIT BULL,  has since been quarantined and the incident is under investigation by the police department’s Special Victims Unit.
Two “beware of dog” signs are posted at the front of the Vermont Avenue home.
According to a 911 call, a parent had returned home to find the baby on the floor and not breathing. The parent also told the dispatcher a family member was supposed to be watching the girl.
“It’s painful to have that young of a child taken out of your life because of a dog,” said Darleen Bohannon, a neighbor.
Bohannon told 2 NEWS she has seen at least two to three pit bulls in the family’s fenced yard, as recently as this past fall.
“Really we didn’t hear them,” she said. “Unless there was somebody [coming] around.”
Bohannon said from what she has seen, the dogs never appeared to be aggressive. But now, especially as a dog owner herself, she said she’s concerned.
“I hope that they don’t let the dogs back to them,” Bohannon said. “I hope that she can recover from the loss of her baby girl. And I hope the family just has some kind of peace.”
While police have not released the exact circumstances in this case, veterinarians say a young child should never be left alone with any pet, and under supervision, parents should make sure there’s some kind of barrier between the two.
“I think the parent should be actually holding the infant,” said Dr. Daniel Brauer, a veterinarian and owner of Dayton South Veterinary Clinic. “The infant should never be put down on the floor and let the pet come up and lick it or lay on it or lay next to it.”
A spokesperson for the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center was unable to release any further information on the investigation.
https://www.wdtn.com/news/local-news/infant-dies-after-being-attacked-by-family-dog-in-dayton-home/?fbclid=IwAR2f4gKH8qutGbhQFRixNg-Y-Qr2M1CIYzbGsWLmGxccFNRyzw5ZBGXW31o



2020 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 2   1 adult + 1 infant (4 mos)

PIT BULL - 2

KY - 1 (1)
OH - 1 (2) 


Girl friend Arrested for using Pit as weapon to Kill Man in back yard
Unfortunate Accident as 4-month-old girl bled to death ...found in floor attacked by family pit   

2) 1-9 McKenzie Terwell - 4 months old - The father of the infant returned home to find the baby on the floor not breathing - He told the dispatcher that a family member was supposed to be watching the child - The child bled to death from the injuries - A neighbor said that they had seen 3 to 4 pit bulls in the yard this summer - They are saying that she was attacked by 1 pit and it was ruled "AN ACCIDENT". A later article says that the mother of the baby was asleep on the couch after taking prescription drugs and did not wake up during the attack.


1)  1-10 Donald W. Abner - 55 -  Conway, Rockcastle County KY -  Police were called around 3:40am on Friday morning by neighbors who said there was a commotion in a yard nearby - One article reported that a girl friend of the victim who was staying with him at the home and owned the Pit Bull was standing near the body jumping on him and ordering the pit bull to attack him - Police were met by the very aggressive pit and they shot it to gain access to the victim - The woman was traumatized by the attack and was taken to a hospital for observation - The victim had bites on his head and face but autopsies will be conducted on both the victim and the dog - The woman was arrested for using a pit bull as a weapon against the man.



Friday, January 10, 2020

CONWAY, ROCKCASTLE COUNTY KY - STATE POLICE SAY A PIT BULL IS THOUGHT TO HAVE FATALLY MAULED DONALD W. ABNER, 55, WHO WAS FOUND NEAR HIS TRUCK EARLY FRIDAY MORNING WITH BITES TO HIS HEAD AND FACE


https://www.wtvq.com/2020/01/10/man-dies-berea-dog-attack/ 

https://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Man-fatally-attacked-by-dog-in-Rockcastle-County-566875091.html

(LEX 18) — Police say they will need autopsy results before being able to determine how a Rockcastle County man died in his home on Friday morning.

“They’ll be able to tell if it was a gun shot, a dog bite, or heart attack,” said Trooper Scottie Pennington of the Kentucky State Police.

KSP and Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call, which came at roughly 3:40 am. When they got to the home on Pug Lane of U.S. 25, they were met by an overly aggressive dog.

“In the interest of their safety and everyone in the neighborhood, they put the animal down,” Pennington said.

According to Pennington, the victim had dog bites on his face and head, but no one can say for certain if he was killed by those bite wounds. Pennington said the dog was well-fed, and appeared to be a healthy PIT BULL.

The Rockcastle County Coroner told LEX 18, that a female friend of the victim was inside the home at the time the 9-1-1 call was placed, and that the dog belonged to her. She was traumatized by the episode and taken to a nearby hospital for observation.

Autopsies will be conducted on both the victim and the dog to determine a possible cause of death. In the case of the dog, investigators would like to know if   she  was infected with rabies, or any other potentially dangerous diseases.

Police will release the name of the victim once they have that information, and notify the man’s next of kin.

https://www.lex18.com/news/covering-kentucky/man-dies-after-being-mauled-by-dog-in-rockcastle-county?fbclid=IwAR2xwINgZw05CROvyHACkiVR58RuQD-qqQoGbS38s6Nwln8_QneHf0dyHI0


2020 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES -   1 adult

KY - 1


Girl friend Arrested for using Pit as weapon to Kill Man in back yard 


1) 1-10  Donald W. Abner - 55 -  Conway, Rockcastle County KY -  Police were called around 3:40am on Friday morning by neighbors who said there was a commotion in a yard nearby - One article reported that a girl friend of the victim who was staying with him at the home and owned the Pit Bull was standing near the body jumping on him and ordering the pit bull to attack him - Police were met by the very aggressive pit and they shot it to gain access to the victim - The woman was traumatized by the attack and was taken to a hospital for observation - The victim had bites on his head and face but autopsies will be conducted on both the victim and the dog - The woman was arrested for using a pit bull as a weapon against the man.



Wednesday, January 8, 2020

TWO PIT BULLS IN PETCO LEAVE A BLOODY MESS AS THEY TRY TO RIP EACH OTHER'S FACES OFF




Those poor neglected pibbles! You have to feed them a steady diet of neighborhood pets and children so they can grow big and strong and get all of their energy out! Clearly these owners didn't understand how to raise a nanny dog the right way.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZEIi6YEpGE&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0JbgzzNbGy9ku-kTnN1CX9EMHj3NBoENxrxfjj34PisE7dSr8qcn_wC4k


PHOENIX AZ - GRANDFATHER'S PIT BULL JUMPED UP AND SNATCHED A TODDLER FROM ITS MOTHER'S ARMS AND MAULED HER

2-year-old mauled by grandfather's dog

(3TV/CBS 5) -- A toddler is recovering after being mauled by a dog at a home in west Phoenix.


According to Phoenix police, at around 6:30 p.m on Tuesday, a woman and her 2-year-old daughter were at their home near 35th Avenue and Indian School Road with several others.
The girl's mother told Arizona's Family that her daughter, Aria, was in surgery most of the night and has a long road ahead of her, including more operations. She is, however, expected to survive.
Police say after the mother picked up Aria, a dog, described as a  PIT BULL, jumped up and snatched the child from the mother’s arms. Police say the dog then started to maul the girl.
"Pray for her mom because it’s horrible," a family friend told Arizona's Family. "My friend just lost her dog, who she was totally devoted to, and I don’t know even know what to say about the granddaughter. Aria is a beautiful little girl, and I hope this doesn’t affect the rest of her life, which it’s gonna."
According to the friend, Aria and her mom live with her grandfather. The dog was his. The friend said the dog was usually well-behaved and that this behavior was "out of character" for it.
"I was just talking to the owner -- the owner of the dog -- and he’s pretty broken up about it, especially since it’s his granddaughter it happened to," the friend said.
Someone inside the house eventually shot and killed the dog, but the family would not tell police who did it and no gun was recovered from the home. The girl was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries, police said.
The other people inside the home at the time left and reportedly never returned.
The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with medical expenses.
https://www.azfamily.com/news/young-phoenix-girl-seriously-injured-after-being-mauled-by-dog/article_ca6ea64c-325b-11ea-92cc-63abdde36d54.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR3sBkKHo7Zi8oAVTgjSAR2KktmUhP6qjI3qGZPS5TjTElg2Xr0j4idzPRw


NORTHERN CAPE SOUTH AFRICA - PIET LATEGAN, 80, WENT TO COVER HIS CAR FROM A RAIN AND HAIL STORM WHEN HIS 3-YEAR-OLD PET BOERBOEL KNOCKED HIM DOWN AND BIT HIS NECK KILLING HIM

Elderly farmer mauled to death by pet Boerboel
An elderly Northern Cape farmer was killed by his pet boerboel on Saturday afternoon, reports Vaal Weekblad.
80-year-old Piet Lategan died in his house, after his fiancé managed to drag him inside after the attack.
According to local publication FiND iT, Lategan’s daughter Betsie Swanepoel said that when it began to rain and hail this past weekend, Piet wanted to get a blanket to cover one side of his car, to protect it from the hail.
“My father and his fiancé, Santa Venter, 64, went outside to cover the car when their pet BOERBOEL  bit her dress. She grabbed her dress from the dog’s grip.
“We don’t know if the sound of the hail on the corrugated iron roof may have triggered the dog, but he became disorientated. He jumped on my father and bit him. My father fell backwards and the dog stood on top of him and continued to bite him on his face and neck.”
Betsie said Piet’s fiancé tried to get the dog off him, and even broke a walking stick while hitting the dog, but he did not stop biting him.
Santa eventually managed to drag Piet into the house and closed the safety door. A doctor was called, but Piet took his last breath as the doctor arrived.
Betsie said the dog was three years old and had never been aggressive.
“Something must have frightened him. He never liked loud noises,” she said.
The doctor and police weren’t able to enter the premises, and the dog was eventually shot and killed.
Betsie said the incident should be a warning to others that loud noises, especially fireworks, could make dogs aggressive.
“People always think that something like this would never happen to them.”
Piet will be buried on Friday in Tadcaster.

FOND DU LAC WI - A FAMILY ALLOWED THEIR 11-MONTH-OLD BABY TO CRAWL ON THE FLOOR WITH THEIR PIT MIX AND IT DECIDED TO "NANNY" HIS LITTLE FACE!



An 11-month-old Fond du Lac boy was transported to Children's Hospital in Madison this week following an attack by the family dog. 

Police and an ambulance responded at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday to a residence in the 400 block of Cedar Street for a report of a dog bite. Assistant Chief Steve Klein said the infant was crawling on the floor to his father in the bathroom when the attack occurred.

The infant and the dog, described as a 6-year-old PIT BULL/LAB MIX, apparently reached the door to the bathroom at the same time. The dog then turned and bit the child in the side of the face. 

The parents were able to get the dog off the child and began providing pressure to the wounds on the child’s face, Klein said.  The boy was transported by ground ambulance to the hospital.

The dog is under quarantine at the Fond du Lac Humane Society. Klein said no updates are available on the condition of the child. 

https://www.fdlreporter.com/story/news/2020/01/07/fond-du-lac-baby-attacked-family-dog/2835911001/?fbclid=IwAR1ov5q6phKPui6fB5ZnP5ex_hStef-EGBlerb9fVfkQWc1HODjlSRnnUVA


SPRING VALLEY NY - A LOOSE PIT BULL WITH A BIG OLE CHAIN TRIED TO "NANNY" A BABY BOY BEING WALKED BY HIS SISTER ...HEROES - MEMBERS OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CAME RUNNING AND IMMOBILIZED THE MEAT GRINDER!!!


A second clip from the Tuesday attack shows a man lying on top of the dog to keep him down

MORE:  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7869507/Video-shows-man-rescue-one-year-old-baby-jaws-pit-bull.html

VIDEOS

A dangerous pit bull running loose on Hoyt Street in Spring Valley, NY, attacked a baby boy taking a walk with his sister on the quiet block.
The vicious canine attacked a one-year old Jewish boy after throwing down the child’s sister who was watching him. The girl suffered a minor injury to her leg, but the dog grabbed at the baby, trying to pull him away.
A member of Chaveirim of Rockland who observed what was transpiring immediately ran to the scene and tried defending the children. He saw that the dog had locked its jaw on he baby’s garment, and  he immediately drew a knife and cut the child's garment to release it from the dog's grip.
A young man ran over to help, and he was severely bitten by the pit-bull, suffering several deep bite wounds on his hand and arm.
Several members of Chaveirim of Rockland quickly arrived on the scene and immobilized the dog until the police arrived.
The young man was transported to Westchester Medical Center by Hatzolah of Rockland.
Readers are asked to daven for the refuah sheleimah of Aharon ben Toiba, who is undergoing surgery following the attack.
NEIGHBORS ASSERTED THEY HAD COMPLAINED TO THE SPRING VALLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR MONTHS ABOUT THIS DOG BUT THERE WAS NO ADEQUATE RESPONSE TO THEIR COMPLAINTS. 
The Spring Valley Police Dept released a picture of the dog and announced that it is currently being held at the Hi Tor Animal Shelter. The SVPD said they are looking for information about the owner of the dog, and requested anyone with information to contact them at 845-356-7400.
A man is undergoing surgery after a  PIT BULL  attack in Spring Valley, Tuesday afternoon.
Chaverim of Rockland tell YWN that at around 4:00PM, a vicious loose pit-bull attacked a young girl and a baby walking on Hoyt Street near West Street.
The dog first attacked the girl, and tried to drag the baby away from her.
A brave Rockland Chaverim volunteer who lives on the street heard the screams, and ran over and tried getting the baby out of the dogs mouth. The dog would not let go, so the Chaverim member used a knife to cut the baby’s coat to let her free. As soon as the dog lost its grip, the dog ran to a Jewish man standing nearby and viciously chomped down on his hand – literally locking his jaw on the man. Along with another brave man, the Chaverim member literally jumped on the dog – pinning him to the floor, rending him unable to move any longer.
The man who was bitten was rushed to Westchester Trauma Center by Hatzolah and is undergoing surgery on his hand. The baby was treated for minor injuries.
Police arrived and took the dog away.  Police are trying to find the owner of the dog, but have so far come up empty-handed.