Sunday, May 20, 2018

HIGH POINT NC - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL "SOMEHOW" GOT LOOSE AND MAULED A WOMAN MOWING HER GRASS - HERO: ANOTHER NEIGHBOR CAME TO HER AID AND HELP BEAT THE MEAT GRINDER OFF WITH A CHAIR



A High Point woman is in the hospital after a dog attacked her. The attack only stopped after a man jumped in and beat the dog off her.  "Waking up to someone getting attacked by a dog unexpectedly -- it ain't the first thing you wake up to," said Dameon Cantrell, who was just a few houses up when the attack happened.

Dameon Cantrell recalls his wild morning.  "I was just sleeping, and end up hearing somebody screaming for help and ended up waking up," said Cantrell.
Cantrell was just a couple houses up says usually he wouldn't even be there, but today he was in the right place at the right time.

"Ran up and tried to pull him off at first, but the way the dog was on top of her it was pulling her and I was kicking it and pulling on it until I grabbed a chair and tried to hit it with the chair and get it off her because by that time it was getting a little out of hand," said Cantrell.
Cantrell says the dog, which he says looked like a  PIT BULL, seemed focused on biting the woman wherever it could.

"Legs -- thighs -- arms -- hands. It wasn't even worried about me -- as I'm doing what I'm doing -- trying to interfere, it's just trying to bite her," said Cantrell.  Eventually, Cantrell and the victim managed to get the dog off and held it down until officers got there to take it away.

Cantrell's thankful he walked away with nothing but a bloody shirt -- and hopes for the best for a woman who's name he doesn't even know.

"I'm just glad shes okay. She ain't hurt too bad, or I hope she ain't hurt too bad," said Cantrell.  As for the woman we just know she was transported for medical care.
The dog has been taken by Animal Control Officers.  It is up to date on its rabies shots, and has been labeled as dangerous.

https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/local/dog-doesnt-let-go-of-woman-until-neighbor-comes-to-help-fight-back/83-553167060

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A woman was taken to the hospital Thursday morning after being attacked by a dog in High Point, according to High Point police Lt. Curtis Cheeks.
The attack happened at 10:45 a.m. at a home on Proctor Drive and a neighbor had to beat the dog off the woman.
The dog has since been captured by animal control officials and taken to a shelter. It has been declared dangerous.
The victim was identified as Deirdre “Dee” Meadows by her son’s fiancĂ©e. She told FOX8 Meadows is an animal lover and worked with a dog rescue group called “Susie’s Hope.”
She also said Meadows was bit all over her body, including six puncture wounds to her neck. Her injuries were so bad she had to be put under in the hospital.
Tammy Colegrove lives on Proctor Drive. She witnessed the attack.
“It was so terrible,” Colegrove said. “I have lived here all my life and I've never experienced something this bad. I’m still a nervous wreck over it. It tore my nerves up so bad.”
Colegrove says she saw Dameon Cantrell beat the dog with a chair. He was staying with a family member up the street.
“Just doing my part,” Cantrell said. “I didn't want the lady to get hurt so I had to do something, think of something.”
Now, neighbors are calling him a hero.
“She would probably be worse off than she is now if he wasn't brave enough to go in there,” Colegrove said.
A spokesperson for High Point police told FOX8 that animal control does have a previous report associated with the address on Proctor Drive. Someone who lived there went to the hospital with a dog bite in 2017.
http://myfox8.com/2018/05/17/woman-taken-to-hospital-after-dog-attack-in-high-point/

http://myfox8.com/2018/05/18/woman-attacked-by-neighbors-dog-while-mowing-lawn-in-high-point-still-in-hospital-dog-put-down/

Friday, May 18, 2018

GULFPORT MS - A 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS ATTACKED IN THE FACE BY A PIT BULL THAT WAS RUNNING LOOSE IN HER APARTMENT COMPLEX

A 9-year-old girl was bitten in the face by a  PIT BULL  on May 12 at an apartment complex in the 1400 block of 28th Street, Gulfport police reported Friday.
The pit bull was loose in the Regency Way Apartments complex and the girl was playing with the dog when it bit her about 5:30 p.m., Sgt. Clayton Fulks said.
The mother reported the bite to police Saturday after taking her daughter to a hospital for treatment, Fulks said. The girl required stitches, but her injuries were not considered life threatening, he said.
Gulfport Animal Control made a report of the incident and misdemeanor charges of vicious animal and dog at large were filed against the owner, later determined to be Shyia Tippens, Fulks said.
Tippens, who also lives at the complex, turned herself in to police Thursday, Fulks said.
The dog, Fulks said, has the proper documents regarding rabies vaccinations and was quarantined at its residence.
Gulfport police wants to urge residents to use caution when around dogs that do not belong to them.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

GULFPORT MS - A 75-YEAR-OLD WOMAN ON HER USUAL MORNING WALK WAS FATALLY MAULED BY TWO PIT BULLS

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Gulfport Police said an elderly woman was mauled to death by  TWO PIT BULLS  Wednesday morning. 
The attack happened just before 8 a.m. on Deidra Court. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the 75-year-old victim dead.
“We heard a cry, a scream…There was pieces of clothing and stuff all in the front yard… I hit the floor when I found out it was her,” said next door neighbor Diana Jones. “She had a lot of love in her heart."
Investigators said the woman was on a walk when she opened a gate into a fenced yard of a neighbor. While in the yard, police said two pit bulls attacked her. 
Her family has identified her as Georgia Ruth Morgan, known around the neighborhood as "the can lady." She collected people’s cans to donate money to her church, so she roamed the neighborhood almost every day. And in the same way she was well-known on that street, so were the pit bulls.
The dog owner, 32-year-old Emily Craft, surrendered the pit bulls to Gulfport Animal Control after the attack. She was later arrested on charges unrelated to the deadly dog attack. Those charges are Dog at Large, and Vicious Animal. Police said Craft's arrest stems from an incident that happened in July 2017. In that case, police said Craft's pit bulls attacked another dog on Deidra Court. 
That dog, was Jones', the same next door neighbor who saw the aftermath of Wednesday's attack, quoted above. She said her dog has been attacked by the pit bulls more than once, but the first time, she didn't press charges.
She told us, Craft's pit bulls have always been aggressive.
“They would get through here [the fence], and they was crawling under the fence.”
And just like Jones, Morgan’s family is in shock too.
“It was horrific, it was just terrible to see that call that, that had happened to her. It’s terrible, I mean she was such a sweet lady…she loved the Lord, and her family,” said the victim's niece, Laquita Maxwell.
Wednesday's dog attack is still under investigation and no charges for that incident have been filed. 

http://www.fox10tv.com/story/38206779/elderly-gulfport-woman-killed-in-pit-bull-attack-dog-owner-arrested

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A 75-year-old woman in Gulfport, Mississippi, was mauled to death by TWO PIT BULLS  Wednesday morning.
Police quickly responded to a call from the woman’s neighbors who reported that she was being viciously attacked by the dogs. But the cops didn’t arrive in time to save the woman. She died from her wounds before an ambulance arrived on the scene, according to the Gulfport Sun Herald.

The owner of the two pit bulls, 32-year-old Deidra Craft, has been arrested by police, according to WDAM7. This is not the first time Craft’s pit bulls have gotten in trouble. In 2017, her two dogs broke into a neighbor’s yard and attacked a golden retriever.

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That incident resulted in a misdemeanor charge for Craft. No charges have yet been filed in the fatal mauling and both pit bulls have been surrendered to animal control.
Pit bulls were responsible for nearly two-thirds of all dog-bite fatalities in America from 2005-2017. There are numerous cases of the dog breed turning on their owners.
Just last week, a pit bull owner in Iowa claimed his dog managed to shoot him with his own gun.
Last December, a Virginia woman who posted numerous photos of her two pit bulls online was found dead by police while her dogs chewed on her rib cage.
The data showing the disproportionate level of violence from pit bulls has led to calls for common sense regulation of the dog breed. (RELATED: It’s Time For Common Sense Pit Bull Regulation)
https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2018/05/16/elderly-gulfport-woman-mauled-death-pit-bulls/61682400




2018 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 8   (4 children -4 adults)


PIT BULL - 4 (KY, LA,OK, MS)
PIT BULL AND 6 OTHER DOGS (7 DOGS) OK - 1 
PIT BULL MIX - 1 (MO)
WOLF/MALAMUTE MIX - 1  (VA)
3 DOGS IN HOME - ROTTWEILER, LABRADOR OR TERRIER - CA - 1

CA - 1
KY - 1
LA - 1
MS - 1
MO - 1
OK - 2
VA - 1


BOARDING PIT KILLED KENNEL WORKER - 1
ADOPTED PIT KILLED CHILD - 1
FAMILY PIT KILLED OWNER - 1
NEIGHBOR'S 2 PITS KILLED ELDERLY PERSON WALKING - 1
NEIGHBOR'S PIT + 6 MORE DOGS KILLED WOMAN - 1
BABYSITTER'S PIT MIX KILLED 13 MO OLD GIRL - 1
FAMILY  WOLF/MALAMUTE MIX KILLED 8-DAY-OLD INFANT - 1
FAMILY DOG KILLED INFANT - 1 

1)  1-9 - LAURA WILLIAMS RAY - 50's - BROWNSVILLE QUACHITA PARISH LA - She died from injuries after a pit bull mauled her at the Happy Hounds pet boarding facility where she worked - A FB friend said she was cleaning a kennel around 11pm when the 50 pound pit attacked her -  The owner had signed a form for the pit saying it was not aggressive and had never shown aggression - She was the mother of 4 children.

2) 1-15 - RYLEE MARIE DODGE - 3 - DUNCAN OK - Officers responded to a call of a child being attacked by a dog inside a home - The pit bull had been given to the child's father by a friend about 5 days previous and was being kept at his mother's house in a fence that went around the front yard - The young father said in a video that he had left the child with his mother to go visit his brother for about 20 minutes when he received a call about the attack - He rushed back home to find his mother laying on the pit bull to try and keep it from continuing to attack his daughter - He said that the child opened the door and the pit bull rushed in and began the attack and that there was blood all through the house - His mother was injured from trying to keep the dog off his daughter.  

3) 2-15 - DAVID G. BROWN - 46 - OWENSBORO KY - At least 3 dogs were living at the home - one of the dogs tried to attack responding officers and was shot and killed - Comments on Facebook from witnesses are calling the maulers  PIT BULLS - They are saying that 2 of the 3 meat grinders were involved in the attack - Apparently the victims Pits were fighting and they intervened to try and separate them - His wife Dana was injured and he died  "from a heart attack due to complications from the injuries of the dog attack".


4) 3-7 - UNIDENTIFIED 8-DAY-OLD INFANT GIRL -  LEE COUNTY VA - Sheriff Gary Parsons confirmed that about 11:46am Wednesday a large Shepherd type dog mauled an 8-day-old girl in her bassinet and she suffered extensive injuries to her upper body - A family member  first drove her to Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap - From there she was taken to Kingsport and then flown to UT Medical Center where she died about 4pm - Another news report said the dog was a "Mixed Breed - Then the final word came that the animal that killed the 8-day-old infant in her bassinet was a male 3/1/2 year old WOLF/MALAMUTE MIX. 

5) 3-9 - LOXLI WILLOW CHAVEZ - 13 MONTH OLD GIRL - CAPE GIRARDEAU MISSOURI - Babysitter's  male Pit Bull Mix said to be around 40 pounds mauled the toddler to death - Cape Girardeau Police Facebook comments are about the only information coming out - Even the gofundme site tells us nothing but the baby's name.


6) 5-5 - GAIA NOVA - 3 MONTHS - SHERMAN OAKS AREA OF LOS ANGELES CA - A grandmother was caring for the infant when she was mauled on her head - It was reported that she went to make a bottle for the baby and one of the 3 family dogs got to her - The dogs are said to be a ROTTWEILER,  a LABRADOR, and a 10 POUND TERRIER - No word yet on which dog attacked the baby.

7) 5 -10/11 - TRACY GARCIA - 52 - CARTER COUNTY OK - Neighbor's 7 dogs - A pit bull and 6 other smaller mixed dogs mauled the woman in her own yard .... 

8) 5-16 - GEORGIA RUTH MORGAN - 75 - GULFPORT MS - 


NORTHPORT AL - THE POLICE DEPT'S ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER WAS ATTACKED BY A DOG ON FRIDAY AND REMAINED HOSPITALIZED ON TUESDAY

The Northport Police Department’s animal control officer was hospitalized Friday after being bitten by a dog, and he remained in the hospital Tuesday morning.
Assistant Chief Keith Carpenter said the officer responded to a call of two dogs running at large in the 2800 block of 22nd Avenue and was bitten by one of them after he arrived.
The officer was taken to the emergency room at DCH Regional Medical Center Friday, and Carpenter said he remained hospitalized Tuesday morning.
The canine responsible was captured and placed in quarantine at a local veterinarian’s office for observation for signs of rabies.

NANAIMO, BC CANADA - 2 PIT BULLS "SOMEHOW" GOT LOOSE AND FOUND SOMETHING ALIVE TO ATTACK ... A 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL PLAYING WITH OTHER CHILDREN IN HER FRONT YARD


A 10-year-old Vancouver Island girl suffered deep gashes to her arm in a dog attack, her father said.
The incident occurred Saturday afternoon in the front yard of a Nanaimo, B.C. home. Dave Skabaro said his daughter was playing with other children when two dogs approached from up the street. He said one pounced on his daughter and began mauling her as bystanders rushed to help.
“The kids were screaming,” he told CTV Vancouver Island on Monday. “If it had gone for her neck or her face, it would be a very different story right now."
The girl was left with extensive bite wounds, and will miss school for at least a week while she recovers. Skabaro said a woman who intervened in the attack was bitten as well.
Neighbour Kathy Torney said her eight-year-old son Jaden also jumped in to help, beating the dogs with a hockey stick in an attempt to halt the attack.
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“It was very traumatizing to go through,” she said. “The kids . . . they don’t feel safe in their front yard. They were scared to go to school today.”
Torney said her son has told her that he wishes he could have done more to protect the girl.
Neighbours told CTV Vancouver Island that someone quickly whisked the dogs away from the area shortly after the incident took place.
“I can’t even imagine leaving children bleeding and screaming,” neighbour Pamela Bain said. “Just taking your dogs and not even staying at the scene. It’s awful.”
Nanaimo Animal Control referred CTV Vancouver Island’s request for comment to city officials, who deferred to the RCMP. The RCMP did not release any information about the incident on Monday.
Neighbours said this was not the first time the dogs have been reported to authorities.
“This wasn’t a small bite. This wasn’t just a nip on the hand,” Skabaro said. “This was extensive damage to her arm. Not just to her arm, to her mind.”

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/girl-10-seriously-hurt-in-vancouver-island-dog-attack-1.3929915#



DENVER CO - A BULLDOG AND A PRESA CANARIO BROKE THROUGH THEIR FENCE AND MAULED WILLIAM PARSON WHO WAS WALKING IN HIS BACK ALLEY GATHERING WOOD



A local man is speaking out from his hospital bed after being attacked by a pair of dogs.
Denver Animal Services has since seized the dogs, a BULLDOG and PRESA CANARIO, from the owner. But as the victim deals with complications from his injuries, the FOX31 Problem Solvers have uncovered this is not the first time animal control has been to the house.
“They were coming for blood,” William Parson said.
With a gaping leg wound, and tethered to a hospital bed, Parson recounts the terrifying moments when he came face-to-face with two ferocious dogs.
“I was picking up some wood, holding it up and I heard the fence go boooom!” Parson said.
On Friday, May 4, Parson was collecting wood for an upcoming barbecue for his company in the alley between Quebec and Poplar, when the dogs broke out of the fence.
“Another dog came and hit me on this side, so I started fighting it as the other dog was chewing on my leg,” Parson said.
Thrashing his legs and trying to fight the dogs off, Parson ran to his car.
“It basically put me in shock. I started shaking real bad. The only thing I could think is trying to get to the hospital.”
Parson, dealing with permanent nerve damage and six bite injuries, now wants the owner held accountable. The Problem Solvers stopped by the dog owner’s home.
FOX31: “Why wasn’t that fence more secure back there?”
Thomas Hickmen: “It was secure. When they seen the guy they rushed through there.”
FOX31: “Then it wasn’t secure.”
Hickmen: “I feel protected with the dogs here so basically, in my opinion the dogs were doing what they’re supposed to.”
FOX 31: “What if it was a little kid in that alley?”
Hickmen: “If it was a little kid in there the dogs would not mess with the kid.”
FOX 31: “You don’t know that though – they were able to bust out of the fence.”
The Problem Solvers obtained new information from animal services. Officers have responded to this home twice in the past when the dogs bit someone else.
FOX 31: “With you being the owner – you know you have the responsibility?
Hickmen: “I have a lot of responsibility. And I do feel bad.”
Parson was choking back tears in his hospital room as he thinks about his mounting medical expenses, but remarkably he said he doesn’t harbor anger toward the owner.
“He’s already in enough trouble, but I just don’t want this to happen to somebody else. But you need to have them in a some kind of secure area, because if your dog gets out you’re liable,” Parson said.
Animal services has issued a citation to the owner.He is now facing a penalty of possible jail time or a fine up to $1,000.
Animal services said it is possible the dogs could be returned to the owner or put down, ultimately that will be up to a judge. The dogs were not up to date on their rabies vaccines.

Friday, May 11, 2018

ELMONT, NASSAU COUNTY NY - SUSAN NA'ANMIAP SAYS "THIS MOTHER'S DAY WILL BE THE GREATEST DAY OF MY LIFE" WHILE VISITING THE PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGEON THAT OPERATED ON HER SON AFTER THEY WERE BOTH ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL




A Long Island woman will be celebrating Mother's day with her four-month-old son, who just two months earlier was fighting for his life after being attacked by a pit bull.
Susan Na'anmiap, of Elmont, was carrying Nathan in a car seat when she knocked on her neighbor's door and a dog raced out of the home on March 8. The dog attacked both Na'anmiap and her infant son. Na'anmiap suffered deep injuries in her leg, but her baby suffered near-fatal injuries.
Nathan was taken to Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park for severe wounds to his head and his face. The dog's teeth had punctured and fractured his skull, causing bone fragments to push up into his brain.
"He was very sick when I first saw him," Cohen pediatric neurosurgeon Shaun Rodgers, MD, said. "I knew we had to move quickly, because at that first moment, we could see brain material seeping onto his pillow."
Nathan had a five-hour brain surgery to fix his fracture. Rodgers removed bone from the damaged, bleeding brain tissue and used artificial graft material to repair the covering of the brain.
"Thankfully, the damaged area occupied the right frontal lobe of the brain, which, fortunately, is a most forgiving area," Rodgers said. "To be honest, when I first saw Nathan, I wondered if he would survive. As you can see, he is a very strong little boy. We will continue to watch him, but we have every reason to expect that he will have a wonderful recovery."
Nathan's parents returned with him to Cohen's hospital two months after his accident to thank the doctors, nurses and staff who worked to save his life.
"I can't describe how traumatic it was to get the phone call about Nathan's attack," he said. "When I first saw him, I also had to wonder if he would survive," Nathan's father, Mr. Hyacienth Na'anmiap, said. "I remember I put my hand on him, prayed, and then let him go ahead into surgery. We are so grateful to Dr. Rodgers and all the people here who took such good care of our son. We think this must be the best hospital in the United States."
With Mother's Day approaching, Nathan's mother said she is grateful her child is safe and healthy. "It's a thing of joy to see your children alive and well. This Mother's Day will be the greatest day of my life."

OKLAHOMA CITY OK - THE 4 PIT BULLS THAT MAULED TERRI COSBY CAUSING HER TO LOSE HER ARM AND POSSIBLY HER LEG NEARLY KILLED PLUMBER STEVE ONLEY LESS THAN A YEAR AGO .. ANIMAL UNCONTROL!!!

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An Oklahoma City woman who lost her arm after she was mauled by FOUR PIT BULLS  Saturday continues to recover. We know the pit bulls have attacked people before and just how serious one of those attacks was, as that victim filed a lawsuit against the dogs’ owners and their landlord Thursday.

The dogs’ owners lived on NE 29th Street.  At least they did until late Wednesday night, when neighbors say they packed up their stuff into a U-Haul and moved away to avoid criminal charges.
And those could be filed. Teri Cosby, 54, was mauled by four pit bulls that came out of the back yard. She lost her arm because of the attack, and doctors may have to also remove her leg.
Less than a year ago, plumber Steve Onley was walking up to the house to do some repairs when the same dogs went after him, nearly killing him.
"Got about half way in the yard and I seen the dog looking at me through the storm door. So, I just turned around and walked away. I wasn't going to go up there and as soon as I turned my back he busted through the door,” said Onley.
The dogs attacked, clamping on to Onley’s arm.
The dogs’ owner, Tanya Franklin, called them off and Onley drove himself to the hospital.
"By then got two arteries in my arm and the blood was pumping so I knew I had to do something,” said Onley.
Doctors told Onley if he had waited for an ambulance he would have bled to death. He almost lost his arm.
Onley’s attorney gave News 9 a tape of a call Onley made to Franklin after the attack where she apologizes.
“I mean, I cannot explain how sorry I am,” Franklin told him.
But when investigators called, she changed her tune.
“First of all, Mister Steve trespassed. Mister Steve didn’t have no reason to come to my house,” Franklin told the investigator. “I don’t live in the best neighborhood. My husband is a felon, so I can’t own any weapons. So that’s my security.”
"Really? Totally Steve’s fault?” Onley’s attorney, Chris Sloan said. “He's going up to the front door. He hasn't even knocked on the door yet and he's getting attacked. This could be a kid. This could be somebody delivering the mail."
OKC Animal Welfare did not seize the dogs then, because Onley didn’t sign a “Dangerous Dog” order. He said he didn’t know he was supposed to, and the report doesn’t say whether that was explained to him.
"I have to assume that the officer did give that option to him. That officer's no longer here. But typically, that's procedure for officers,” said Jon Gary with OKC Animal Welfare.
But Onley said, if he had the choice, the dogs that attacked him would have been put down. "The lady that got it this time shouldn't have got it. Something should have been done after I got bit. But obviously, nothing was."
News 9 tried to call Franklin on the phone. She didn’t just move out of her home, she also changed her phone number.