Monday, August 19, 2019
DETROIT MI - 3 PIT BULLS "SOMEHOW GOT OUT" AND FATALLY MAULED A 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL PLAYING BEHIND HER HOME - NEIGHBORS CAME AND BEGAN CPR AND PUT A T-SHIRT ON HER NECK THAT WAS FALLING OUT!!!
XAVIER STRICKLAND, 4, WAS PULLED FROM HIS MOTHER'S ARMS AND DISEMBOWELED BY 4 PIT BULLS AS THEY WERE WALKING TO SCHOOL IN DETROIT IN DEC 2015!
VICTIM IDENTIFIED: EMMA VALENTINA HERNANDEZ
MORE INFO: https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/heartbreaking-photos-shared-of-girl-9-killed-by-dogs-in-detroit
- A little girl was killed walking in an alley behind her house Monday afternoon by three dogs - their owner now in police custody.
Saturday, August 17, 2019
BRUNSWICK GA - STARLING SUTTON, PRESIDENT OF THE GOLDEN ISLES ROTARY CLUB, WENT TO PICK UP A HIGH SCHOOL MENTEE TO GO TO THE CLUB'S BREAKFAST WHEN HE WAS ATTACKED BY "TWO RAGING PIT BULLS"
Friday, August 16, 2019
TAMPA FL - 5 DOGS - 3 PIT BULLS AND 2 MIXED BREEDS - BELONGING TO A HOMELESS MAN MAULED A BELOVED POODLE "KURO" AS HE WAS BEING TAKEN FOR A WALK ON A LEASH
A 4-year-old poodle is recovering after FIVE DOGS bit and attacked him during an evening walk in Seminole Heights.
"He has holes and deep ones throughout his body, especially his head, neck, feet and tail," said Brian Choate.
Brian Choate said he was walking his friend's poodle, Kuro, last week when the attack happened.
"I saw one dog come firing at me and that dog happened to be a PIT BULL TERRIER" said Choate.
According to a Hillsborough County Animal Control incident report, officers spoke to a man who is homeless and he was with his family on the corner of the street with five dogs. The dogs broke free and started attacking the poodle.
"I noticed some neighbors coming out, hollering worked and they were reluctant initially as anyone would be," said Choate. Choate said he was fortunate neighbors came out of their homes and one had pepper spray.
"Finally, a man came out with some pepper spray. He started just unloading that bottle onto the faces of the dogs," said Choate.
According to an incident report, the Tampa Police Department officers arrived after receiving a call about an animal bite. The report states one of the dogs approached the officer in an aggressive manner. Animal Control also arrived.
Choate was also bit by the dogs while he was trying to break up the fight.
"I found my way home, couple blocks away. I carried Kuro home and was trying to call 911. I could barely see my phone," said Choate.
Officers took the dogs to Hillsborough County Pet Resources after the owner surrendered his animals following the attack. The dogs are in quarantine.
It is unclear what will happen to the animals that started the attack.
"I've had Pit Bull Terriers. I am a big fan of pit bull terriers but I'm not a fan of THESE THREE," said Choate.
The owner of the dogs received a citation since the dogs were not under direct control, according to the incident report.
Kuro's owner said she has more than $5,000 in veterinary bills. Kuro had surgery after suffering from numerous bite marks. He is on medication.
"I would implore people, do not just leave your house with man's best friend, a leash and a plastic bag. That's not enough. I learned the hard way," said Choate.
A GoFundMe page has been created to help cover Kuro's veterinary bills. Those interested in helping can click here .
PLYMOUTH, MARSHALL COUNTY IN - THE FATHER OF A BOY ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL WHILE AT A CAMPGROUND 2 YEARS AGO HAS FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST YOGI BEAR'S JELLYSTONE PARK AND THE OWNER OF THE PIT BULL
Fido may provide comfort but Alabama is cracking down on people who misrepresent pets as service animals.
"A service animal may not be a pet", the Alabama law states. The crime-deterrent effect of the presence of an animal and the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort or companionship may not constitute work or tasks..."
People who falsely claim their pet is a service animal could soon face criminal charges in Alabama.
Starting Sept. 1, there will be a criminal penalty for those who misrepresent a pet as a service animal or animal-in-training in public spaces or when seeking housing accommodations in Alabama.
Making false claims will be a Class C misdemeanor resulting in a $100 fine and 100 hours of community service to be performed with an organization that serves people with disabilities or one approved by the court.
You can read the full act here.
The Alabama act stipulates that service animals are limited to two types: a dog or a miniature horse.
The animal must be individually trained to do work or perform tasks that benefit a person with a disability, such as a guide dog for someone with visual impairments or an animal trained to provide help to someone with post traumatic stress disorder.
The ADA does not restrict service animals to a particular dog breed and service animals are generally allowed in all public areas and private businesses.
Animals that provide comfort or emotional support just by being with someone are not classified as service animals under the ADA.
“A service animal may not be a pet,” the Alabama law states. “The crime-deterrent effect of the presence of an animal and the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort or companionship may not constitute work or tasks…”
The law also allows for signs to be posted in public places with the message: “Service animals are welcome. It is illegal for a person to misrepresent an animal in that person’s possession as a service animal.”
The bill makes Alabama one of 25 states that have laws related to fraudulent representation of service animals.
Penalties range from up to six months in jail and fines of up to $1,000 in California to fines of $100 in New Jersey.
The Department of Justice also offers this guidance for businesses: “When it is not obvious what service an animal provides, only limited inquiries are allowed. Staff may ask two questions:
(1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability, and
(2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform.
WILDWOOD NJ - A BOY WAS SEVERELY INJURED ON THE BEACH BY A PIT BULL AND WAS AIRLIFTED TO CHILDREN'S PHILADELPHIA ...THE NUTTER TOOK HIS PIT AND FLED THE SCENE!
A boy was severely injured after being bitten by a “pit bull type" dog on a beach in Wildwood early Friday, prompting police to ask for the public’s help as they try to find the animal’s owner.
The boy, whose age wasn’t disclosed, had to be airlifted to a hospital and is expected to undergo extensive surgeries, Wildwood police said in a statement.
The man seen walking the black and white “pit-bull type breed” in surveillance footage is about 6-feet tall and in his late 20s or early 30s. He has a thin build and a thin beard. The man was accompanied by a blonde-haired woman wearing a dark sweatshirt. She is thought to be in her 20s, according to police.
Detectives are combing through surveillance video from several spots in an attempt to figure out where the man and woman went.
Police, who didn’t say what time or exactly where the attack took place, couldn’t immediately be reached by NJ Advance Media for additional information.
Anyone with information about the man is asked to call Wildwood police at 609-522-0222 or send an email to email@example.com. Tipsters can also send text “TIP WPD3” followed by your message to 888777.