Saturday, February 18, 2017

ROWALLAN PARK NZ - A MAN IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER BEING MAULED BY 2 PIT BULLS AND ANOTHER MAN WAS ALSO ATTACKED WHEN HE CAME TO HIS AID

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UPDATE:  http://www.heraldlive.co.za/news/top-news/2017/02/19/man-mauled-pitbulls-arm-amputated/

A Rowallan Park man is in a critical condition in Livingstone Hospital after he was mauled by TWO PIT BULLS  today.
Health department spokesman Sizwe Kupelo said ambulance personnel who were at the scene reported that two dogs escaped from a garden and attacked a man walking by.
The man was seriously injured and had to be resuscitated at the scene.
Police spokeswoman Colonel Priscilla Naidu said the circumstances of the attack were still being investigated.
She said the dogs’s owner was not at home at the time of the incident.
She added that a man in his 50s was in a critical condition at Livingstone.
Another man was bitten after getting involved in the dog attack.
“He attempted to ward them off from further attacking the man,” she said.
“At this stage details are vague and police have opened a case under the Animal Protection Act. The dogs were removed,” Naidu said.

BRONX NY - A 62-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL MIX AT HIS HOME MAKING IT THE THIRD INCIDENT IN NEW YORK CITY THIS WEEK

CASTLE HILL, The Bronx — A man was attacked by a PIT BULL MIX in the Bronx Saturday morning, the third incident in New York City this week.
The man, 62, was at his home on Randall Avenue in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx about 11:30 a.m., police said. The dog then bit the man in the left arm.
He was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition, according to police.
The pit bull mix was kenneled and taken to animal control in Manhattan.
This is the third dog attack this week and second one within 24 hours.
A boy, 5, was mauled by the family's two pit bulls in East New York Friday evening.
"The father was yelling and screaming, acting hysterical once he heard the dog biting on the baby," a neighbor told PIX11 News Friday night.
The boy, identified as Jeremiah Rivera by neighbors, is in critical condition, police said. He was taken to the nearby hospital but moved to another location for more extensive care.
Last Monday, a 75-year-old Long Island City woman was mauled to death by her mastiff-great dane mix.

MISSILLON OH - A FAMILY PIT BULL MAULED A 5-YEAR-OLD BOY IN THE FACE

MASSILLON, Ohio - A 5-year-old child was hospitalized after being bitten in the face by a PIT BULL Friday night. 
Massillon police were dispatched around 8:25 p.m. to a home on Rhode Island Avenue after reports that a 5-year-old child was bitten by a pit bull.
News 5 originally reported that the dog did not belong to the family, according to police, but later learned it was a family pet.
The boy was transported to Affinity Medical Center and his condition is unknown at this time. 
Police say the dog is still on the loose and are currently searching the area of 25th Street SE at Rhode Island Avenue SE.

Friday, February 17, 2017

BROOKLYN NY - 2 FAMILY PIT BULLS CRITICALLY INJURED A 5-YEAR-OLD BOY, JEREMIAH RIVERA, INSIDE THEIR APARTMENT HOME


A 5-year-old boy was critically injured after being mauled by TWO PIT BULLS  inside a Brooklyn home.

It happened just before 7 p.m. on Riverdale Avenue in East New York.

Witnesses say little Jeremiah Rivera's father ran to the street, pleading for help.

"His dad was really emotional," said Sincere Lawton, a neighbor. "We heard a yell, 'Oh, my God, oh my God, oh my God!' He was like, scared, he was panicking. He called the cops and said, 'The dog got my son's face.' His son came out with blood all over his face. So young, 5 years old."

He was taken to Brookdale Hospital in in cardiac arrest and then transferred to Long Island Jewish Hospital.

Two pit bull terriers were seized from the apartment. It is believed that both dogs were involved in the attack.

The child's uncle tells Eyewitness News that the dogs have lived with the family since late last year, without incident, until now.

What triggered the attack is still not clear.

"What he went through, I feel that no 5-year-old should go through that ever, it's horrible, horrible," the victim's uncle said.

Animal Care and Control has taken possession of the dogs and there is an active police investigation underway.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/boy-critically-wounded-pit-bulls-attacked-nyc-home-article-1.2975850

http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2017/02/17/one-child-seriously-injured-in-dog-attack-in-brooklyn-officials-say-.html

http://abc7ny.com/pets/boy-critically-injured-in-pit-bull-attack-in-brooklyn/1760585/

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/02/18/pit-bull-attack-brooklyn/

http://nypost.com/2017/02/18/boy-mauled-by-dads-pit-bulls-is-in-critical-condition/



GALLATIN COUNTY KY - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A TEENAGE BOY AND WITNESSES SAY THEY ARE LUCKY THAT "SOMEONE ON THE EMT HAD A GUN AND COULD USE IT"!!

EMTs in Northern Kentucky are getting praised for quick-thinking after a snarling PIT BULL  got loose in a Northern Kentucky neighborhood, attacked a teen and then charged at medics.

Some people said they were worried the attack could have been so much worse. People who saw the dog said it was vicious and out-of-control. They praised the EMT's quick action for saving others from harm.

"The dog was definitely vicious. I mean the EMT kept backing up, backing up and he just kept coming," Michael Murphy said.

Murphy remembers how uneasy he felt looking into the eyes of a snarling pit bull that bit his grandson last month in Glencoe.
"The bite was big enough where you could put your thumb into it all the way down to the bone," he said.
Murphy said his 16-year-old grandson was meeting some friends at a park just steps from his house.
The estimated 80-pound dog was loose and Bobby Nunn with Gallatin County Animal Control said it was angry.

If it was a small kid, they wouldn't have had a chance cause he had some big teeth and some tough jaws," he said.
Murphy said Gallatin County EMTs were tending to the 16-year-old.

The animal started heading their way.
"The EMS had a gun and he was backing up, he wasn't going to shoot it, I told him, I said 'shoot it' because it's going to get us all," Nunn said.
He said the EMT shot the dog and killed it.
"I was just lucky the guy that had the pistol was there and shot the dog for me," Nunn said.
It was a close call.
Murphy said he's just grateful that, in a county where resources are limited, an EMT was armed and ready.
Gallatin County EMS officials wouldn't comment on the situation or any of their policies.
Nunn said it appears the owner of the pit bull had been training the dog to fight.
He said Gallatin County Animal Control cited the owner of the pit bull.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

CLARKSVILLE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY TN - A 5-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS FATALLY MAULED BY HIS FAMILY'S 2 ENGLISH MASTIFFS



UPDATE WITH VIDEO...the mastiffs were 6-months-old

http://www.newschannel5.com/news/5-year-old-boy-mauled-to-death-by-family-dogs  


A 5-year-old boy was killed in a dog attack in Clarksville Thursday morning.  At about 8:20 a.m. Emergency personnel were called to a home on Charles Thomas Road, according to a news release from the Clarksville Police Department. They found a 5-year-old boy who had extensive injuries from being mauled by the family’s two dogs.The child was transported to Tennova Medical Center, where he died as a result of his injuries.

Both dogs are ENGLISH MASTIFFS, each under 1 year old. The dogs have been placed in the custody of Montgomery County Animal Control, the release said.  Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Tim Anderson (931) 648-0656 ext. 5132 or the TIPS line at 645-TIPS.

http://www.theleafchronicle.com/story/news/local/clarksville/2017/02/16/child-killed-dogs-clarksville/98005980/

http://fox17.com/news/local/5-year-old-clarksville-boy-killed-by-family-dogs



2017 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 4  (3 children  -  1 adult)

2 PIT BULLS - 1 
GERMAN SHEPHERD - 1
MASTIFF/GREAT DANE MIX - 1
2 ENGLISH MASTIFFS - 1 

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1)  1-17 LOGAN BRAATZ - 6 - ATLANTA GA - The boy was walking to his school bus stop with other children and some adults when 2 loose dogs began attacking them - It was reported that Logan was eviscerated, his friend Syrai Sanders was scalped and another child was injured - Although neighbors came running with sticks, knives and whatever they could find, the attack was deadly and swift and the dogs continued to circle and attempt to attack - The dog owner said his dogs had a fence but "SOMEHOW" got out.

2) 1-17 SKYLAR DEAN JULIUS - 2-MONTHS-OLD - SAN MARCOS TX - The father was caring for the infant girl while the mother was at work - He fell asleep for around 20 minutes and when he woke up the baby had been mauled by the family German Shepherd they had had for over 8 years and it was reported that the dog "had never shown aggression before".

3) 2-13 LOUISE HERMIDA - 75 - QUEENS NY - The elderly woman was mauled by her large dog that had been adopted almost 6 years ago. The breed is said to be a Mastiff or a Mastiff/Great Dane mix.  Neighbors say as many as 10 dogs lived at the apartment.  Her 39-year-old son, who has autism, attempted to put the dog in its cage and he was bitten on the leg. 

4) 2-16 UNIDENTIFIED 5-YEAR-OLD BOY - CLARKSVILLE TN - Emergency personnel were called at 8:20am on a Thursday morning to a report that the Family's two English Mastiffs reported to be about 6-months-old had mauled the child. The boy died from extensive injuries.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

HOUSTON TX - 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED A SCHNAUZER BEING WALKED BY ITS OWNER THEN TURNED THEIR ATTENTION TO A 73-YEAR-OLD WOMAN ALSO WALKING HER DOG AND ATTEMPTED TO CHEW HER LEG OFF!!!


A 5-year-old miniature Schnauzer is left bloody and bandaged after an attack by TWO PIT BULLS.  But the pup wasn't the only victim.  A 73-year-old woman is also in bad shape after the same dogs ambushed her near her home.
"Here I am with these two pit bulls trying to attack my dog, and taking my fists trying to hit them in the head like that's really going to do something," the owner of the dog said.
The owner and her dog were taking a walk when the pit bulls came for her pup. She had to rush her dog to the veterinary where the dog had to have her tail amputated the owner said. 
The 73-year-old woman, Dean Edwards,  was also outside walking her dog at the same time as two pit bulls were attacking the miniature Schnauzer.
The pit bulls stopped attacking the Schnauzer and they focused their attention on the 73-year-old woman. 
"The chances of that healing are I mean, she has a real good chance of losing her leg," the 73-year-old woman's friend said. 
The woman's friend says this never should've happened to either of the ladies and their dogs. 
"But they come through the fence all the time and that gate out front doesn't work so they come through the gate of the complex," the friend said.
She says the property needs to be more secure and the dogs need to be gone.
Maricela Elguezabal said her daughter owns the pit bulls. They were there to keep intruders out.
"They were just protecting the house," Elguezabal said.
She never thought they'd do this, and is reaching out to the victims to help. 
"I feel real real bad about that because they are people, they are hurt," Elguezabal said.
BARC currently has the dogs in possession. The owners can sign over the rights or BARC will request a dangerous dog hearing where a judge will decide the fate of the animals.
The property manager of the apartment community says he is addressing residents' concerns. He says the gate is operational, but it keeps getting broken. He says it is something that will be addressed.
If you would like to help the two victims, there is a GoFundMe account set up for each:
Here is the link to the GoFundMe for the 73-year-old victim: https://www.gofundme.com/dean-edwards-animal-attack
Here is the link to the GoFundMe for the dog attacked by the pit bulls: https://www.gofundme.com/care-for-cue

ATHENS, CLARKE COUNTY GA - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A 38-YEAR-OLD MAN AS HE WAS WALKING ON OCONEE STREET

A 38-year-old man reported he was walking on the sidewalk in front of Red & Black Package on Oconee Street Monday morning when a  PIT BULL  attacked him, Athens-Clarke County police said.
The man fought off the dog, which ran away on Dublin Street, according to police.
The man suffered multiple bite wounds and was taken by ambulance to Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, police said.