Monday, May 22, 2017
STICKNEY IL - A 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL AND HER SISTER WERE WALKING HOME FROM THE SCHOOL BUS STOP WHEN A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL BEING WALKED BY "A BOY AND HIS SIBLINGS" LATCHED ON TO HER FACE AND "DANGLED"
A walk home turned into a frightening experience for a 12-year-old girl in the Chicago area.
She was attacked by a PIT BULL as she was walking home in suburban Stickney on Wednesday.
Brianna Hull-Saunders was walking home with her sister from the bus stop after school when the attack happened. She had to get nine stitches after the attack.
"I'm terrified. My heart hurts for her. It's hard for a mother to talk about it," Kimberly Hull-Saunders, Brianna's mother, said.
The grade-schooler said trouble began near 40th Street and Wisconsin Avenue after they encountered a neighborhood boy and his siblings walking their family's dog.
She said it was as the boy, who they know from school, taunted them with the dog that the animal somehow broke free.
"The dog was too strong. The leash slipped out of his hand and the dog jumped at my face," Brianna said.
Brianna's 11-year-old sister, Brittany, somehow managed to fight the dog off.
"HE WAS DANGLING ON HER, so I slapped him off. And then he was on his hind legs and then I slapped him off again and then he got off," she said.
The girl's family says she almost lost sight in her right eye and now has to have plastic surgery once her wounds heal.
"I'm very angry. This shouldn't happened to anybody," Theodore Saunders, Brianna's father, said.
It's unclear if the dog has been quarantined as police continue to investigate.
"We have some people who have said we've had issues with this dog jumping on people or nipping at people," Stickney Police Chief David Babich said.
For now, Stickney Township Animal Control has cited the owner for allowing the animal to run around loose and not having a dog license.
FONTANA CA - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL "SOMEHOW" GOT LOOSE AND MAULED A 10-YEAR-OLD BOY WALKING HOME FROM SCHOOL
A 10-year-old boy suffered severe injuries to his face and head area after being attacked by a pit bull while walking home from school in Fontana, according to the Fontana Police Department.
On May 19 at about 2:37 p.m., police were notified about the incident in the 14800 block of Woodland Drive.
Officers with the Fontana Animal Services Team (FAST) responded to the location, and paramedics treated the child at the scene and transported him to a local hospital. The child is expected to survive.
The preliminary investigation showed that the child was walking home from school when the pit bull got loose. It is believed the owner's children may have left the gate of their residence unlatched after taking out garbage cans, police said.
The pit bull's owner, Richard Contreras, was cited for having a dog at large, which is a misdemeanor.
The PIT BULL was taken to the Riverside County Animal Shelter for a 10-day mandatory quarantine. Police are not aware of any other violent incidents involving this dog.http://www.fontanaheraldnews.com/news/child-suffers-severe-head-injuries-after-being-attacked-by-pit/article_c8d80904-3f33-11e7-b651-77d882cd7423.html
SOMERSWORTH NH - A NEIGHBOR'S UNLICENSED UNVACCINATED VICIOUS PITS "SOMEHOW" GOT LOOSE AND ATTACKED CHET AYERS SR, 80, AS HE WAS WALKING IN HIS YARD TO LOOK FOR HIS CAT
Friday, May 19, 2017
LINDSIDE WV - LOWELL BOWDEN, 70, WAS MAULED BEYOND RECOGNITION ON NOV. 27, 2009, BY A PACK OF PIT BULLS WHILE HE WAS TAKING A WALK THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING 1/4 MILE FROM HIS HOME...WHEN HE WAS FOUND HE HAD NO VITAL SIGNS... HE WAS AIRLIFTED TO ROANOKE...HE DIED DEC. 4...OVER SEVEN YEARS LATER HIS WIDOW IS STILL SEEKING JUSTICE IN THE COURT SYSTEM
Thursday, May 18, 2017
DETROIT MI - JOHNAY BROWN REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER BEING MAULED BY MULTIPLE PIT BULLS AND HAS UNDERGONE FIVE SURGERIES DUE TO INJURIES TO HER INTESTINES, HEAD AND BACK
On, Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Johnay Brown was mauled by multiple pit bulls. Johnay has been in critical condition since the attack . She has undergone 5 surgeries in a one week time frame due to injuries to her intestines head and back. Johnay have a long road to recovery including plastic surgery. Doctors recommends she stay sedated to help with her healing process. Mom, Latoya Benson, single mother parent,has not left Johnay side. She is employed but, currently, not able to attend work due to the serious nature of Johnay's health.We neep your help for Johnay's medical expenses and to financially help mom to maintain while she off work now,and expected to be off for another 9 months at the minimum.These funds will not heal her or ever make what has happened to 5 year old Johnay go away but, simply give her parents a peace of mind while recovering. This is an urgent sitaution that requires immediate help. The money goal has been set at a very low amount compared to what it take to get Johnay all the way well, even after 3 months in the hospital, she will still need therapy which will continue to be a cost for mom. Mom, Latoya Benson will be responsible for all health care cost. Mom will need to pay her rent and all other bills so that Johnay will still have a place to call home. If, you can not help monetarily you can also donate food and clothes. Johnay will be on a feeding tube and not able to move so her weight has decreased.
EVERYONE ...SPECIAL PRAYERS FOR MY GREAT NIECE CALLIE..SHE WAS ATTACKED BY A PITBULL LAST NIGHT AND WAS TRANSPORTED FROM KENNETT,MO TO LEBOHNER CHILDRENS HOSPITAL IN MEMPHIS,TN. GOD TOUCH AND HEAL THIS BABY MENTAL AND PHYSICAL DAMAGES THAT HAVE BEEN DONE TO THIS SWEET BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL. I LOVE YOU SAMANTHA AND CALLIW. LOVE... AUNTIE TIA
BURTON ENGLAND - AN AMERICAN PIT BULL TYPE DOG ATTACKED A WOMAN AND SHE JUMPED INTO A CANAL AND SWAM TO A BOAT TO ESCAPE...THE PIT FOLLOWED HER ONTO THE BOAT AND CONTINUED THE ATTACK!!!
A Burton man who heroically wrestled a dangerous dog off a young woman who was being savagely attacked has described the moment he grabbed the PIT BULL TYPE DOG.
Steve James, 57, who lives in a horse box on Third Avenue, in Burton, was watching the football – West Bromwich versus Chelsea - on Friday night, May 12, when he heard a panicked knock.
The person was asking what the address was, so they could call an ambulance to help out a 27-year-old woman. The woman had been walking along the nearby Trent and Mersey canal when she was mauled by a large dog, described as an American pit bull type animal.
She had jumped into the water, and swam about 100 metres before gripping on to the side of a narrowboat. The owner of the boat then came out and pulled the woman on board, but then the dog got on board the boat as well.
The owner managed to get the dangerous dog inside the boat, and placed a weight in front of the door while the woman tried to escape.
However the dog managed to break free, and again attacked the woman, who by this time was standing on the towpath by the side of the canal.
It was then that Mr James arrived, and found the woman trying to keep the dog at arm's length. She had suffered severe lacerations to her legs, arms and ribs, so that the bones on her shin were exposed.
Mr James, an Aston Villa fan said: "I grabbed a lead from my van, and I said to her on the count of three, let go of the dog. So when it got to three, I put the lead over his neck.
"By this time, the ambulance had arrived, and so she went to the ambulance. She was in there for a good hour before she went to hospital, because they had to clean all of the wounds.
"I managed to calm the dog down a bit, and walked it up to near where the ambulance was, and tied it up.
"I have always had big dogs myself so I knew what to do, but that dog was going to kill her, no doubt about it."
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, which attended the scene, said: "We received reports of a woman being attacked by a dog. The caller said the patient had jumped in to the canal to get away from the dog.
"A 27-year-old woman received injuries to her arm, and possible rib injuries.
"A single ambulance attended, and she was taken to the Royal Stoke Hospital."
A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: "We were called to a canal boat by Waterside Court (near Third Avenue) around 9.25pm on Friday, May 12 by colleagues from the ambulance service.
"A woman had been bitten by HER DOG. She was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital with arm and leg injuries and received treatment.
"The dog was seized for assessment of breed type. Inquiries are ongoing."