Thursday, April 18, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE NM - A 4-YEAR-OLD BOY HAS SUFFERED SEVERE INJURIES TO HIS HEAD, NECK AND FACE AFTER ENTERING AN ENCLOSURE WHERE NEIGHBORS HAD 4 PIT BULLS



A young boy was attacked by two dogs after walking into a fenced yard in a southeast neighborhood on Thursday afternoon, according to the Albuquerque Police Department.


Albuquerque police spokesman Simon Drobik said the boy is in surgery for trauma to his head, neck and face. He said there were a total of four dogs in the yard when the attack occurred.
Drobik said they responded to an animal call around 3 p.m. in the 600 block of Chama SE, near Zuni and Louisiana. There they discovered an injured boy.
“Officers are on scene conducting an investigation along with animal control,” he said.
Animal Welfare spokesman Adam Ricci said the two dogs are now in their possession and they are speaking with the owner.
He said they anticipate the dogs being surrendered and, in all likelihood, euthanized. However, there is a possibility for rehabilitation.
“We have a team that reviews cases,” Ricci said.
Animal Welfare is also investigating whether the owners will be charged, or fined, for possible violations.
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(KRQE) - A child is in the hospital after a dog attack near Central and Louisiana. 
The Albuquerque Police Department says the 6-year-old crawled into an enclosure where NEIGHBORS HAD FOUR PIT BULLS, AND TWO OF THE DOGS ATTACKED
At last check, the child was in surgery. 
Animal Control has taken custody of the dogs for now.
KRQE News 13 will provide updates as they become available.


CHICAGO IL - A VALID FIREARM OWNER SHOT AND KILLED A FAMILY PIT BULL AFTER IT MAULED HER 9-YEAR-OLD NEPHEW



(WLS) -- A 9-year-old boy was critically injured after being attacked by a dog and a second child was also injured Wednesday night, Chicago police said. 

Police said the boy was at his aunt's house in the 9800-block of South Indiana Avenue at about 8:11 p.m. The boy was attacked by the family dog and then his aunt fired a handgun and killed the dog. 

The 9-year-old boy injured by the dog was transported to Comer Children's Hospital in critical condition. The second boy, who appeared to suffer from a graze wound, was also transported to Comer Children's Hospital, where doctors said they could not determine if the injury came from the gunshot or a dog bite. The child was later released after being treated. 

Investigators said that woman has a valid firearms owners identification card. Police are investigating the incident.

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(AP) — A woman in Chicago shot and killed a  PIT BULL  after it mauled and seriously injured her 9-year-old nephew.
Police say the boy was at a relative’s home on Chicago’s South Side shortly after 8 p.m. on Wednesday when the dog attacked him. After the attack, the woman fatally shot the animal.
The boy was rushed to Comer Children’s Hospital. Police say he was critically injured but his condition has been stabilized.
Police say the woman had a valid firearm’ owner’s identification card but have released no other information about the woman or the boy.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

MT. WASHINGTON, PITTSBURGH PA - 2 PIT BULLS "SOMEHOW" GOT OUT AND ATTACKED A MAN, THEN CHASED A WOMAN WHO MANAGED TO GET INSIDE HER CAR , THEN WENT RUNNING THROUGH OLYMPIA PARK WHERE KIDS WERE PLAYING




A pair of  PIT BULLS  that attacked a man Tuesday in Mt. Washington have been euthanized, according to Pittsburgh police.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment, police said.  He was in stable condition. He suffered injuries to his arm and leg.
The attack occurred shortly before 1 p.m. in the 600 block of Olympia Street, according to a Pittsburgh police spokeswoman.
Animal control officers searched the neighborhood for the dogs and found one at about 2:45 p.m., police said. The second animal was caught about 10 minutes later.
The owner of the dogs, who assisted officers with the search, agreed to surrender the pit bulls to the Humane Animal Rescue shelter, where they were both put down.
The Allegheny Health Department also performed tests to determine if the dogs had rabies.
A woman who was walking her dogs at the time said she heard a man screaming and then saw the two pit bulls running toward her, according to Tribune-Review news partner WPXI-TV.
“The pit bull started coming down the hill going to chase me, so I went running to my car,” Riley O’Donnell told the TV station. “There’s kids playing at (Olympia) Park, the dogs go running through the park, go up to the little girl, sniff the little girl and then run away.”
O’Donnell said she called 911 and then checked on the injured man.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

BATTLE CREEK MI - CHRISTINE NORTON WAS PUTTING HER KIDS IN HER TRUCK TO GO TO SCHOOL WHEN 2 PIT BULLS CAME OUT OF NOWHERE AND ATTACKED HER

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A Battle Creek woman said she feared for her life after being attacked by two aggressive PIT BULLS  Monday.

Police said the dogs went on a rampage, which included attacking a dog after biting the woman in the city's Post neighborhood.
According to Battle Creek Police, a responding officer shot and killed one of the dogs after it charged at him.
The officers started searching for the dogs after Christine Norton called 911 after being bitten by both of the animals before they ran off toward children at a school bus stop, near the intersection of Illinois Street and Lathrop Avenue.
"Kids were getting ready to get on school buses when it happened," said Battle Creek Deputy Police Chief, Bill Grafton.
Norton said she was getting her kids ready for school when she saw two dogs charging at her.  "I was coming down the stairs to get the kids in the truck and they came out of nowhere and attacked me.  I never thought a dog bite would hurt this bad," said Norton.
Norton said she suffered bites on her ankle and wrist outside her Illinois Street home.
"Just looking at them, you saw the aggression in their face. They wanted to do nothing but harm," Norton said. 
Norton said she feared the dogs would attack her children. "I thought the dog was coming for my three year old, so I grabbed and threw her in my truck. It happened in a blink of an eye," Norton said.
Norton said she ran inside her house to call 911 after being bit. When police arrived, they saw the two pit bulls starting to attack another dog in a nearby yard.
One of the officers walked into the backyard when police say the dogs charged at him. The officer then shot and killed one of the dogs.
According to Grafton, the second pit bull was ultimately located and detained by its owner.
Norton said she suffered bites to her ankles and wrist and was released from the hospital Monday afternoon. Norton will require crutches for the meantime.
"You can heal from the wounds, but you can't mentally heal from something like this," Norton said.
Norton questioned why these dogs were allowed outside in the first place.
"The owners have to know their dogs were aggressive. Why have them in the city limits if 9 out of 10 neighbors have children?" Norton said. 
Police say the dog who was attacked will make a recovery. Grafton said the owner of the two pit bulls, a Battle Creek man, was cited for two misdemeanor counts of having loose vicious dogs.
The investigation into the dog attacks are on-going. Grafton said the actions of the officer are not under investigation since he acted "according to protocol."
"When a dog approaches an officer and it is in a threatening manner, we’re going to do whatever we can to keep the community safe," Grafton said.

HOUSTON TX - AN UNLEASHED PIT BULL AT RED ROOF INN ATTACKED ANOTHER GUEST AND HER 2 DOGS AS SHE WAS WALKING THEM ...SHE FOUGHT THE PIT TO FREE HER DOGS BUT ONE TOOK OFF AND SHE'S SEARCHING FOR HIM ...THE NUTTER FLED WITH HIS MEAT GRINDER!!!




"I FOUGHT OFF THIS DOG, I PROMISE YOU IT'S GOING TO KILL SOMEBODY!"


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GENEVA TOWNSHIP, KANE COUNTY IL - A NEIGHBOR'S 2 PIT BULLS "SOMEHOW" GOT OUT AND MAULED AN ELDERLY LAB BEING WALKED ON A LEASH ACROSS THE STREET ..."THERE'S NOT A SPOT ON HIM THAT'S NOT BIT"

Willie, a 9-year-old black lab, is slowly recovering from an April 2 attack by a neighbor's two pit bulls that got out of their yard in Geneva Township. Willie's owner Therese Schafer said, 'I don’t think there is a spot on him that isn’t bit.' Schafer said she wishes Kane County had stronger laws about what happens when dogs make an unprovoked, vicious attack.

A Geneva Township man whose two dogs escaped his yard and attacked a neighbor’s pet was charged with creating a public nuisance by allowing his dogs to run at large, according to Kane County Sheriff’s reports.
Kevin C. Woods of the 38W200 block of Glenwood Drive, Geneva Township, is scheduled to appear in branch court May 29.
According to the county’s ordinance, Woods faces a fine of $75 to $500.
Woods said his 1-year-old PIT BULLS, Biggie and Athena, got loose on April 2 when someone left open the gate to his property. When he came home from work that day, he let the dogs out of the house and they ran out through the open gate.  
According to Therese Schafer, who was walking her leashed Labrador retriever, Willie, down Glenwood Drive, Woods’ dogs ran across the street and attacked hers, unprovoked, in her driveway.
Schafer, who lives across the street from Woods, said she walks her dog up and down the street regularly about 4 p.m. every day. She had not previously had any altercations with Biggie and Athena.
According to the sheriff’s report, when officers arrived, the dogs were separated and “the owner of … Willie … was in tears with blood all over her hands from her dog’s wounds. … [And] there was blood all over the driveway from the attack.”
Woods said he responded to hearing yelling and when he checked the backyard and did not see his dogs, he went to the front yard and saw Schafer trying to stop the attack with a garden hose. Woods said he commanded his dogs to stop and they did instantly.
The results of the attack were significant. The day it happened, Willie received stitches and the veterinarian inserted drains in eight major wounds the dog suffered. Willie remained at the vet for seven days. Now at home, he must be taken back every day for follow-up and had a procedure April 12 to insert another drain for fluid building up in his ear, Schafer said.
“I don’t think there is a spot on him that isn’t bit,” Schafer said. “It’s horrific. He is walking, but is swollen all over. One ear is giving him a lot of trouble and it will take a long time to heal. But he’s still here.”
Schafer said Willie did not do anything to provoke the attack – and she believes that the pit bulls’ owner did not intend for the attack to happen.
“I have put a chain and more security on the gate so nobody can open it up,” Woods said. “I am sorry for what happened to the woman’s dog.
“If my fence had not been open or tampered with, my dogs would not have gotten out of my yard,” Woods added. “My dogs have been around other dogs and they just don’t go attacking dogs or other people.”
Woods said he has found new homes for Biggie and Athena, and that he intends to pay for all of Willie’s vet bills, something he told Schafer, as well.
“I appreciated that so much,” Schafer said.
Schafer said she is speaking out about Willie’s attack because she would like to help prevent another from happening.
“I love Kane County, but I would like to see stricter laws about what happens when dogs that act that viciously – unprovoked,” Schafer said. “I would like people surrounding the place where we are to be notified of how dogs have behaved in the past.”

LOGAN UT - A 32-YEAR-OLD MAN SAW A LOOSE DOG AS HE DROVE IN HIS DRIVEWAY ...HE GOT OUT AND REACHED DOWN TO PET THE PIT AND THE MEAT GRINDER WENT FOR HIS FACE!



Parley Goodrich after being attacked by a pit bull Friday, April 12, 2019.

UPDATE:  https://www.cachevalleydaily.com/news/archive/2019/04/17/police-find-dog-suspected-of-attacking-logan-man/#.XLfS2uhKiXI


Police are investigating a dog attack that left a 32-year-old Logan man with severe injuries. Parley Goodrich was bitten in the face and had to receive extensive surgery.
Goodrich said the attack occurred Friday afternoon. He had just pulled in his driveway at 400 South 100 West, and got out of his vehicle, when he saw the dog walking by. As he reached down to pet the animal, it lunged at his face.
“It was pretty quick,” said Goodrich. “He grabbed my lip and nose and then I tried to get him off.
Logan City Police Capt. Curtis Hooley said the dog was a PIT BULL MIX, with gray and white fur. Animal control officers have been searching the neighborhood looking for it, and have several leads about its whereabouts.

Goodrich said the attack happened so fast that he didn’t realize how bad he was hurt.
“It was so quick. Once I was bit, I got away and got in my car. I drove to InstaCare. There really wasn’t any time to think.”
Goodrich’s lip was partially bitten off. He also had teeth marks in his nose.
When the medical staff at InstaCare saw the severity of Goodrich’s injuries, they advised him to go immediately to a surgeon’s office. He underwent a five-hour operation. Doctors had to use more than 300 stitches and a skin graft, to attempt to repair his face.
Goodrich explained that all he remembers is waking up Saturday morning. He said he is now trying to cope with the pain.
“As long as I don’t try to move my lips too much, it’s not too much pain. It’s tolerable.”
Goodrich is a construction worker, who does concrete and masonry work. He does not have medical insurance and family members are trying to raise money to assist with the accruing costs. They have started a Gofundme account to help.
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Doctors tell Goodrich that he will need additional facial surgeries in the near future. He may also require Rabies vaccines, if officers can’t locate the dog and have it tested. The shots cost $300 a treatment.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

HAWICK, ROXBURGHSHIRE SCOTLAND - A 6-WEEK-OLD BOY IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER BEING MAULED AT A FAMILY MEMBER'S HOME BY A "SMALL TERRIER"

Mikey Skelly, aged six weeks, is fighting for his life in hospital after being flown by helicopter from his aunt’s home in Hawick, Scottish Borders. He is in a critical condition after  THE TERRIER   left him with severe injuries on Thursday.

Neighbours described seeing the baby’s mother, Lucy Donaldson, 28, in ‘hysterics’ while the grandfather had his face in his hands after discovering the wounded boy.  It is believed she had left the baby at her sister’s home as the pair went out, leaving him in the care of her sister’s partner, according to the Daily Record. Neighbour Teresa Currie, 37, believed Mikey had been left inside alone as her sister’s partner was outside playing football with his children and Lucy’s other kids. She didn’t know how long they were playing outside, before she saw Lucy and her sister pull up and go into the house.

Teresa told the Daily Record: ‘The next thing I saw Lucy running out of the house, hands up in the air, screaming. ‘I can’t imagine what Lucy has walked in to see. Whatever she saw, she couldn’t go back in that house again.’

The neighbour said Lucy’s sister came out of the house carrying the dog, 'WHICH IS A WEE THING,'  and apparently took it to the vet to be put down. She called Lucy a ‘great mum’ and said she was devastated for the family, who apparently were keeping a bedside vigil on Thursday night. Mikey is currently being treated in the trauma unit of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow, after emergency services were called at 4.35pm. It is understood the couple own several dogs, including lurchers and terriers. Another neighbour, who asked not to be named, said she was wary of the terriers as she claimed they can be aggressive. She said: ‘I wouldn’t trust them or let kids in there. They are vicious little b*******.’ 

Forensics arrived at the scene yesterday, while police said enquiries are ongoing. Hawick councillor Davie Paterson said: ‘It’s an absolute tragedy and it’s going to hit the town hard. ‘I don’t know the full circumstances of what happened but from what I’m hearing the child could be scarred for life. ‘I was told about it with the council yesterday and I was absolutely horrified.’ 



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A six-week old baby boy is in a critical condition in hospital after being attacked by a dog in the Borders.
Emergency services were called to an address in Burns Road, Hawick, at about 16:35 on Thursday.
The baby was taken to the Borders General Hospital before being airlifted by a trauma team to the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.
Police said inquiries were ongoing and confirmed that the dog involved had been destroyed.
One neighbour, Teresa Currie, told the BBC the family was "devastated" by what had happened.
"I saw the mummy coming out of the house screaming, her hands were in the air," she said.
"She wouldn't go back in the house which is a hard thing to do because as a mum you want to be there and do whatever it is you can do to take the pain away.
"He is not in a good way is what I have been told."
Hawick councillor Davie Paterson said: "It's an absolute tragedy and it's going to hit the town hard.
"I don't know the full circumstances of what happened but from what I'm hearing the child could be scarred for life.
"I was told about it with the council yesterday and I was absolutely horrified."


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COPS are probing a dog attack on a baby boy that left the child fighting for his life in hospital.
Emergency services raced to the scene in Hawick, Roxburghshire, around 4.25 pm yesterday after a 999 alert was raised.
The tot, reported to be just six weeks old, was rushed to hospital by ambulance.
Last night officers remained at the scene.
In January Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard how  a baby girl suffered “horrific” injuries after being savaged by a massive dog described as “the size of an adult”.
The 22-month-old was attacked and bitten “repeatedly” by an American bulldog in the garden of her family home in Aberdeen.
The animal’s owner, Lee Ritchie, 43, admitted breaching the Dangerous Dogs Act by leaving the large pet unsecured outside his own home.
Last July a boy suffered Serious injuries after a dog mauled him in West Lothian.
The 10-year-old was attacked in Park Road in Blackridge.
A 48-year-old woman was charged in connection with the dog attack.
Last month the Scottish government was accused of being “complacent” and “lacking leadership” over dog attacks.
Holyrood’s public audit committee is considering recommending an update to the law in light of an “increasing problem” with the control of dogs.
MSPs were critical of the government’s approach, saying the justice department had shown “total complacency”.
Community safety minister Ash Denham insisted that the Scottish government “absolutely is not complacent”.
But she said she understood that families of victims of dog attacks might be disappointed with the government’s approach.
Last night a Police Scotland spokesman said: ““The emergency services were called to an address in Hawick following the report of a baby having been attacked by a dog.
“A baby boy has been taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
“Officers remain in attendance and inquiries are ongoing.”