Thursday, August 22, 2019

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY PA - A PIT BULL MIX AT BLUE CHIP FARM ANIMAL REFUGE ATTACKED A VOLUNTEER RIPPING UP HER ARM AS SHE WAS PLAYING FETCH WITH HIM WITH A BALL - SOME ARE NOT HAPPY WITH THE DECISION TO PUT THE PIT DOWN!



(WNEP)—An animal shelter in Luzerne County is facing criticism after giving the approval to kill a dog in its care.
Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge says it was a life or death situation that led to the decision.
Blue Chip says one of its senior volunteers now has more than 200 stitches on her arm after being attacked by a dog during a game of fetch. Some people feel that killing the dog wasn’t necessary, but Blue Chip says it was the only option in order to keep everyone at the shelter safe.
Marge Bart is the founder of Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge in Franklin Township. She tells Newswatch 16 over the weekend one of her volunteers was attacked by Chico, a  BOXER PIT BULL TERRIER MIX  that came to the shelter in June.
No-kill shelter, Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge, shoots dangerous dog with a known history of aggression after it attacked a volunteer, requiring over 200 stitches. https://www.petstablished.com/pets/public/438217  The dog attacked her while “playing fetch” https://wnep.com/2019/08/20/animal-shelter-defends-decision-to-kill-dog-after-attack/ 


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“She’s a very strong woman, knowledgeable about dogs, took the dog down to the dog park to play ball with him every time she went up here,” Bart said.
Bart said the dog came to them with a history of aggression but had not given her volunteers any trouble until Sunday.
“And all of a sudden, she went to pick the ball up for the sixth time and the dog attacked her arm, eventually took her down. She was screaming for help,” said Bart.
Bart said the volunteer being attacked was lucky somebody was driving by, saw the attack, and was able to save her.
Bart says she gave the OK for someone she describes as a “trained officer” to shoot and kill the dog after the attack.
One man performing community service hours at the shelter was not happy with the decision.
“Nobody tried to attempt to calm down the dog that didn’t need to be calmed down. And they just pretty much out of anger went down there and killed the dog,” said Jeff Solimini.
But Bart says volunteers did try to calm the dog down and at some point, she had to choose between the dog and the safety of her volunteers.
“Yes, I would trust Marge fully. She is great. I love her and she does wonders for the animals at Blue Chip. I support Blue Chip 100 percent,” said Carol Dushok.
The humane officer from the SPCA of Luzerne County says he is looking into whether or not the shooting of the dog is justified. He declined to comment as it is an ongoing investigation.


THORNTON CO - A BELOVED CHIHUAHUA WAS KILLED IN A FRONT YARD BY A NEXT-DOOR-NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL IN THEIR YARD ...THE FAMILY MOURNS AND IS FRUSTRATED THAT SUCH A LARGE AGGRESSIVE ANIMAL COULD NOT BE CONTROLLED!



Thornton Animal Control officers are investigating whether a “two-year-old blue AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER TYPE DOG” was provoked when it attacked and killed a Chihuahua visiting the house next door.
The two dogs were in front of a pair of homes in Thornton on Aug. 17, when the scuffle occurred.
“That’s all I think about – just watching helplessly. There was no control over the animal. There was nothing anybody could do to stop him from killing our dog,” said Donna Tafoya, the Chihuahua’s owner.
Tafoya said the Chihuahua was a gift from her son nine years ago, before he passed away.
“Our house is extremely quiet. There is a huge part missing in our lives now that he is gone,” said Tafoya.
FOX31 reached out to the owner of the larger dog but did not hear back by our deadline.
According to Thornton police, Animal Control officers responded to 128 reports of aggressive animals during the past year.
Of those, 26 resulted in a summons because officers determined an animal aggressively attacked another animal or a human. A judge then helps determine the fate of the animal in those cases.
A handful of cases are still open, according to Thornton police, including the case involving the Chihuahua.
Officers are still interviewing witnesses in that case. They are investigating whether the animals were wearing leashes and which property they were on during the attack. They are also trying to determine whether the larger dog was provoked.

NEWPORT DE - A BULLMASTIFF ON A LEASH WITH ITS OWNER AT A DOG PARK CHOMPED DOWN ON A 6-MONTH-OLD ROTTWEILER'S LEG AND TRIED TO RIP IT OFF ...THE LEG HAD TO BE AMPUTATED!

Milo, a six-month old rottweiler was attacked at a park his owners say, and has medical bills totaling more than $5,000.


The Newport family whose then 6-month-old Rottweiler lost his leg after being attacked by another dog feels the three-legged dog still hasn't received justice

The Rottweiler, named Milo, generated an online following after the family shared the story of the attack at a local dog park. In less than two weeks, a GoFundMe to help cover Milo's medical expenses raised more than $6,000.But the family feels the other dog and its owner have not been held accountable.

A dangerous dog hearing in Dover last week determined that the attacking dog, a large BULLMASTIFF, can return to its owner under a set of strict stipulations. 

The owner, who did not attend the hearing, must pay a fine and fees of more than $1,000 and is on the hook for boarding costs since the trial date, according to a court docket report.

"It really frustrates me," said Kathleen Ramunno whose daughter, Maria, owns the Rottweiler. "It's definitely not what I was expecting."  She and her family anticipated the dog would be put down.

The bullmastiff attacked Milo at Banning Park's dog park on June 23.  "He just went full force," Ramunno said at the time. "If we would've pulled Milo away it would've ripped his leg off.

The day after the attack veterinarians determined Milo had multiple life-threatening fractures and his leg was amputated. 
Douglas Markland lies with his dog Milo, who was attacked by another dog at a dog park. Milo's owners haven't been able to track down the owner of the attacker.


The bullmastiff was seized by Delaware Animal Services in early July and has since been held at the Brandywine Valley SPCA.

Ramunno said she wasn't sure if the owner will reclaim the dog. Animal Services told her that it would be expensive to satisfy all of the requirements, which include using a muzzle and liability insurance.

The owner of the Bullmastiff did not respond to a request for comment sent to an email address she had previously contacted Ramunno through.

Ramunno said Milo, who also suffered from panic attacks in the weeks following the attack, is doing better. The money raised through the GoFundMe has covered his medical expenses so far.The family is considering getting him a prosthetic leg but it is concerned about the long-term impact on his joints. Now seven months old, Milo weighs close to 90 pounds and is expected to continue to grow.

"We don't know how this is going to impact his muscles with all of this weight," Maria Ramunno said. "It's not like we can take him for long walks."  She said that Milo will go on walks around their neighborhood but has to stop multiple times and often only finishes the route with the temptation of a treat."It's very sad," Kathleen Ramunno said.  "He received no justice."


https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/2019/07/02/gofundme-raises-thousands-delaware-family-whose-dog-attacked/1621338001/

https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/2019/08/22/dog-attacked-6-month-old-rottweiler-local-dog-park-can-return-owner-after-being-seized-animal-contro/2075195001/



FLORIDA CITY FL - A 15-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL WITH SEVERE INJURIES AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY A BULL TERRIER




(WSVN) - - A violent dog attack in a Florida City neighborhood has sent a 15-year-old boy to the hospital with severe injuries.

Florida City Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the scene in the area of Northwest Second Street and Sixth Avenue, just before 7:30 p.m., Monday.
According to Miami-Dade Animal Services, the victim suffered bites to the face, arm and ear.
Paramedics airlifted the teen to Kendall Regional Medical Center in unknown condition.
Investigators said the dog involved is a  BULL TERRIER  but have not specified who the animal belongs to.
By Florida law, the dog must be quarantined for the next 10 days as MDAS continues to investigate.


https://wsvn.com/news/local/miami-dade/teen-airlifted-after-being-bitten-by-dog-in-florida-city/

VENTURA CA - AUTOPSY SHOWS MARIA CRISTINA CRAWFORD, 54, WAS FATALLY MAULED ON JUNE 28 BY ONE OF HER TWO DOGS - A LARGE AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG

Maria Cristina "Cristy" Crawford Obituary
OBITUARY: 

Maria Cristina "Cristy" Crawford



1965 - 2019  https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/venturacountystar/obituary.aspx?n=maria-cristina-crawford-cristy&pid=193322297&fhid=26200&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=obitsharengo&utm_content=p193322297&fbclid=IwAR1q4lH5dlWevYRny5oH5oYJhBtatUFciynxdfBjjvZcqzuVz8UoOxZVNMw

A Ventura dog owner was mauled to death earlier this summer, according to an autopsy report by the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office. The woman, identified in the report as Maria Crawford, 54, was found dead in her home by a family member on June 28, according to Ventura police.

Ventura County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Christopher Young completed the autopsy July 2. The autopsy found Crawford’s cause of death to be multiple dog bite wounds to her head, neck and right leg. She also suffered at least seven bites around her right ankle, according to the report.

Crawford’s death was determined to be an accident, the report stated.

Crawford owned two dogs: a larger white and brown  AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG  named Kai and a smaller golden brown pit bull named Havoc, according to Ventura County Animal Services.  On at least two occasions earlier in the year, Crawford had suffered significant injuries by Kai, according to the report. 

The initial investigation into the involvement of each dog in Crawford’s death was inconclusive.  “Because of the complexity of the injuries and the similarity in measurements of the teeth from each dog, neither dog can be excluded based on the bite marks alone,” the report stated.

Both dogs were taken away by Ventura County Animal Services officers the day of the attack, according to the report. After an investigation, Havoc was determined to have not been involved in the attack and was reclaimed by its owners on July 18. 

Kai was relinquished by its owners following the investigation and was euthanized by Ventura County Animal Services on July 29.


https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/communities/ventura/2019/08/21/ventura-dog-owner-mauled-death-autopsy-shows/2065786001/?fbclid=IwAR0g4R5zdBnZJhTEE4MqySf8qU1451I1w4oXRzGAeOKeNdSE8snnEBkFuFI

http://www.dogsbitedecatural.com/2019/07/ventura-ca-authorities-are-looking-into.html

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2019 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 28  (11 children + 17 adults)

PIT BULL - 10  (KY 3, FL 2, CA 2, TX 2, MI 1)
UP TO 6 PIT BULL MIXES - 1 (TX)
3 DOGS: 1 MIXED BREED AND 2 PIT BULLS - 1 (CA)
PIT BULL/BOXER MIX? - 1 (NC)
PIT BULL/MASTIFF MIX - 1 (CA)
2 RESCUED PIT BULL MIXES - 1 (FL)
PACK OF DOGS -  PIT MIX AND MIXED BREEDS - 1 (TN)
BOXER ? - 1 (IA)
BOXER MIX - 1  (SC)
PIT BULL AND A SHEPHERD MIX - 1  (TX)
ROTTWEILER - 1 (NV)
2 ROTTWEILERS - 1 (CA)
6 GERMAN SHEPHERDS - 1  (TN)
GERMAN SHEPHERD/BLUE TICK HOUND MIXES? - 1 (MS)
2 DOBERMAN PINSCHERS - 1  (TX)
3 DOGS: MIXED BREED INCLUDING A HEELER/MASTIFF MIX -1 (TX)
4 DOGS: 3 DUTCH SHEPHERDS AND 1 BELGIAN MALINOIS - 1 (MA)
HUSKY MIX - 1 (GA)
AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG - 1 (CA)


TX - 6
CA - 6
KY - 3
FL - 3
TN - 2
GA - 1
IA - 1
MA - 1
MI - 1 
MS - 1
NC - 1
NV - 1
SC - 1


Pit Breeder's 2 pits killed teen that climbed over their fence because nutter befriended him? - 27 
Neighbor's Loose Dogs - 1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 26, 28
Family Pit Killed child - 16
Family Husky Mix Killed Infant - 25
Family Pit/Mastiff Mix Killed child -21
The Pit at Grandma's House - 4,
The 2 Rottweilers at Grandpa's House - 13
Rottweiler owned by a friend Killed child at Grandpa's House - 15
The Rescued Pits at Aunt's House - 11
Land Squatters on victim's property with 4 Pits Running Loose - 2,
Australian Cattle Dog Killed Owner - 22
2 Doberman Show Dogs Killed Owner - 5,
2 Boxer Mixes Killed Owner - 7
2 Pits Killed Owner at Animal Shelter - 14 
Pit Killed Volunteer at Animal Shelter - 17
Relative's Dogs - 12
Babysitter's Dog - 10
Teenager Killed by 4 Dogs while doing work at a friend's kennel - 18
A Father Died while defending his daughter from a Boxer attack - 19
3 Pits/Pit Mixes killed homeless woman while walking early morning - 20
Possibly homeless man walking on road at night killed by neighbors 2+ Pit Bulls - 23
Man taking a shortcut on a trail through a wooded area killed by 6+ Pit Bull Mixes - 24


1)   1-9 -  Dianne Reves - 70 - Grenada County MS - A total of 7 dogs were taken into custody - The Sheriff's Department reported she suffered about several hundred dog bites - Facebook posts from a neighbor shows the dogs were GERMAN SHEPHERD/BLUE TICK HOUND MIX.

2)  1-16 - Lana Bergman - 70 - Joshua Tree CA - She was fatally mauled by 4 PIT BULLS that were living on her property.  

3)  1-21 - Edward Stanley - 85 - Amarillo, Potter County TX - He was severely mauled over his entire body by a PIT BULL AND A SHEPHERD MIX in his driveway - A passerby came to his aid but he died 2 weeks later -  http://www.dogsbitedecatural.com/2019/01/amarillo-tx-85-year-old-man-suffered.html

4)  2-7 - Ashton McGhee - 1 - Guthrie KY - The 1-year-old baby boy lived in Hopkinsville KY and was visiting his grandparents' home when one of the family dogs came in from outside and attacked him - The Chief of Police said the PIT BULL MIX may have been spooked by a thunderstorm and then spooked again by the ball the child was playing with - "IT'S AN UNFORTUNATE FREAK ACCIDENT".

5)  2-8 - Elaine Richman - Houston TX - She owned two DOBERMAN PINSCHERS  that she trained as show dogs - She was found dead in her backyard with bite marks over her face and body. 

6)  2-15 - Angela Johnson - 54 - Anza Riverside County CA - On Dec 15, 2018, she was hanging out clothes on a line in her yard when a neighbor's 3 pit bulls mauled her - A main artery was bitten into on her neck and she suffered a severe stroke - She remained in a coma and died on Feb 9, 2019.

7) 2-21 - Nancy Burgess-Dismuke - 52 - Greenville SC - She was playing in her yard with 2 of her dogs said to be  BOXER MIXES - Neighbors heard her screaming and at first thought they were just playing, then realized they were mauling her  - several men came running and hit the dogs with various things but the tiny woman had lost so much blood from her upper extremities ... "one arm was hanging and the other was bitten off!!!"

8) 2-26 - Bessie Jill Peterson - 88 - Pall Mall Pickett County TN - She was airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center after being mauled around 5pm by a neighbor's dogs - 6 GERMAN SHEPHERDS - Her sister, who was in the home with her, says that she went outside to check on a drainage ditch and the flooding in her yard when the dogs attacked - She tried to help her sister but the dogs chased her back in.

9) 2-27 - Johnnie Mae Garner - 88 - Lubbock TX - Family members believe that the neighbor's dogs were trying to get to her dog in her backyard and she was trying to scare them away when they mauled her.  

10) 3 -5 - Jacari Long - 6 Months -Salisbury NC - The child's babysitter had gone outside to the car to clean off a seat for the baby boy when she heard her mother scream and ran inside to fine her ?PIT BULL/BOXER MIX? mauling him - He was taken to a local hospital then airlifted to Winston Salem where he was pronounced dead. 

 11) 3-8 - 2-Year-Old Boy - High Springs Alachua Co FL - While in the care of his grandmother who was letting out large dogs at his aunt's house - 2 of the dogs mauled the boy - He was pronounced dead at the scene and the grandmother was injured trying to save him - 6 dogs were taken from the home - They were adopted dogs from Rescues and appear to be Boxer/Pit mix, and various mixed breeds and a large Dogo Argentino - The 2 dogs that killed the baby were an American Staffordshire Terrier (Pit Bull) and an American Bulldog.

12) 3-13 - Jimmy Lee Grigg - 53 - Galveston County TX - The Sheriff said he was fatally mauled by 3 dogs owned by a relative on the Grigg's property and he said the dogs were MIXED BREED INCLUDING ONE HEELER/MASTIFF MIX - Cause of death was from blood loss - His brother was the one that called 911 for help - A neighbor reported that she had called animal control several times because it sounded like dogs fighting on the property.

13) 3-22 - Jaysiah Chavez - 2 - Fresno CA - Apparently the child was in the care of his grandparents when he went into the front yard - Other children ran in to tell the grandmother that dogs had the child - She tried to get the 2 Rottweilers away and save him, as did the grandpa, but he died from the injuries.

14) 3-23 - Johana Villafane - 33 - Irving TX - She was visiting her 2 Pit Bulls that were quarantined at O'Connor Animal Hospital for biting someone earlier in the month - Someone noticed her lying unconscious outside in an exercize area - Responders could not get to her because of the viciousness of the meat grinders so police shot them - She was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and later pronounced dead. 

15) 4-27 - Kyna Marie Pamela Deshane - 15-Months - Henderson NV - The child was fatally mauled by a 4-year-old Rottweiler owned by a family friend while she was at her grandfather's house - She was rushed to Henderson Hospital with Life-Threatening injuries and was pronounced dead there.

16) 5-2 - Isaiah Geiling -  2 to 3-year-old boy - Louisville KY - A woman ran from the small house in the Chickasaw Neighborhood to a next door neighbor saying a Pit Bull was attacking a child - Two men ran and began attempting to get the very vicious large dog off the child who was laying face down in pools of blood and barely breathing - He was rushed to a hospital but died from the massive injuries - It is now being reported that the Monster had attacked him before. 

17) 5-9 - Christine Liquori - The volunteer was found dead inside a fenced play area at the Humane Society of St. Lucie County - Fort Pierce FL - A medical examiner ruled that she died from severe blood loss due to dog bites.  

18) 5-9 - Ryan Hazel - 14 - Dighton Bristol County MA -  The teen's grandmother had driven him to his job at Scott Dunmore's house where he took care of about 11 dogs when Dunmore was in Boston - This usually took him about 45 minutes - When he did not return to his Grandmother's car, she called neighbors who came and found him severely mauled in the backyard - 4 dogs were loose and 7 were caged up ...3 Dutch Shepherds and 1 Belgian Malinois. 

19)  5-31 - Robert Joseph Quick - 33 - Fort Madison Lee County IA - The father died after defending his 5-year-old daughter from a large dog said to be a BOXER attacking her in the face - Officers arrived to find the large dog attacking a man lying on his back in the front yard - The dog refused to release so they shot it - Then they found Quick in the doorway of the home suffering from the dog attack and he ask they to please take care of his daughter who had been attacked in the face - He later died at Fort Madison Hospital ER - Autopsy pending to determine exact cause of death.

20) 6 -16 - Crystal Lynn Pearigen - 36 - Bakersfield Kern County CA - She was found dead with multiple dog attack injuries at 6am on June 16 near Costco parking lot - 3 dogs were identified and taken in - One Mixed Breed and Two Pit Bulls - The woman may have been homeless and authorities are searching for her family.

21) 6-27 - Nicholas Farris - 2 - Newman Stanislaus County CA - The child was fatally mauled in the rear yard of a residence by a family dog said to be a PIT BULL/MASTIFF MIX.

22) 6-28 - Maria Cristina Crawford - 54 - Ventura CA - A person returned home to find their family member dead - There was evidence that she might have been bitten by one or both of her dogs - A large Australian Cattle dog and a pit bull  - Authorities now say that after waiting for results from the medical examiners office it was determined that the Australian Cattle dog attacked her and was responsible for her death ...the same dog had turned on her and bitten her twice before. 

23) 6-29 - Brian Butler - 46 - Gilbertsville KY - A passerby found his body on the side the road and called police - An autopsy revealed that he died from sharp force trauma from a dog attack - Animal Control took 2 Pit Bulls found in the area and warned of the possibility that more dogs were involved.

24) 7-4 - Melvin Olds Jr - 45 - Lake Placid Highlands County FL - His family said that he took a shortcut through a wooded path and never came home - His body was found later with more than 100 dog bites - A pack of dogs had been seen hanging out in the neighborhood - Traps were laid and 6 strays were captured .... all PIT BULL MIXES.

25) 7-9 - Ruth Flores -  22-Days-Old  - Hall County GA - The Infant was mauled by the family's Husky Mix in a bedroom where she was sleeping.

26) 7-18 - Mario Williams - 40 - Memphis TN - A driver discovered the man being attacked on the street at about 2 am Thursday - The witness described a pack of dogs, 6 or 7 dogs, attacking the man who was severely mauled all over his body - He died shortly after arriving at Regional One Medical Center - It appears that a PIT MIX and a Mixed Breed  are 2 of the dogs captured so far.

27) 8-11 - Nelson Cabrera - 16 - Irving TX - A neighbor heard the barking and screaming in the backyard around  5am Saturday morning and climbed on top her truck to see the 3 adult pit bulls mauling the teenager - She called 911 as the victim tried to knock on the door to get the owner to let him in - Police arrived and went over the fence and shot one pit as it charged them - Besides the 3 adult pits, there were 4 puppies there also - The pit owner/breeder and backyard auto mechanic said he knew the boy and he had told him that he was homeless and he said that he wanted to help him ... So I guess this was the reason the teen was in his backyard!

28) 8-20 - Emma Valentina Hernandez - 9 - Detroit MI - It was reported that she went out to play and ride her bike possibly with a brother in her backyard and a neighbor's 3 pit bulls SOMEHOW GOT OUT and mauled her - Family members and neighbors gave her CPR but she died right there on the ground with her neck eaten out!!! 


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1-24 - Patricia Henson - 8-Months-Old - Tucson AZ - She was found dead with a dog near her - Severely and Catastrophically Mauled - An autopsy report of 3 bags of stomach contents showed baby teeth and skeletal fragments - A neighbor reported seeing a German Shepherd taken from the home - Her mother, Breanna Henson was arrested and charged with child abuse - more later.....

2-15 - Brenda Hamilton - 77 - Pantego Beaufort County NC - She was attacked around 6am on Friday morning on Indian Run Road - Canine DNA was found on her - Investigators are collecting DNA from "canines" in the area to find which animal horribly and fatally mauled her .....

https://wcti12.com/news/local/investigation-into-what-killed-brenda-hamilton

4 - ? Freddie Mack - 57 - Venus Johnson County TX - Relatives had not heard from the reclusive man since April 19 so a search began on his property where he lived with 18 + or - dogs - The dogs were so aggressive that no one could get near to check his home - In mid May detectives found bone fragments, possibley human hair and pieces of clothing in and around feces - Tests were done and it proved to be remains of Mack - Authorities say that it is impossible to tell if Mack died from a medical condition and then was eaten by his dogs or if his dogs killed him and ate him! 

7-11 - Homer Utterback - 52 - Uniontown Fayette County PA - His girlfriend said she heard a noise in another room and went to see what it was and found him on the floor with the Pit Bull on top of him biting into his neck - By the time first responders arrived he was dead - Utterback considered the Pit Bull his "best friend" and had it for over a decade - He suffered from seizures and an autopsy will be done to see if it can be determined if he died from a medical condition first and then the Pit attacked him.



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 - PIT BULL OWNER CHARGED WITH MURDER:

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2019/08/22/owner-dogs-fatal-mauling-charged-murder/2082960001/

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2019/08/22/pierre-cleveland-detroit-dog-mauling-death/2082280001/?fbclid=IwAR05Da5IZAPlcBXj-GU2oqb-ygd2swNujpYNE8Z0jIl7QIbxABsLfaZ5Ea4

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/heartbreaking-photos-shared-of-girl-9-killed-by-dogs-in-detroit

https://wwjnewsradio.radio.com/articles/father-9-year-old-killed-dogs-says-neighbor-was-warned?fbclid=IwAR19LV5eZnGJGv2gm6Mzs4RuADmMp2okHGmxkmXDCyFe5mD-chqrSwA3Ucw
 - A little girl was killed walking in an alley behind her house Monday afternoon by three dogs - their owner now in police custody.


The pit bulls that attacked that 9-year-old girl are now in the possession of Detroit Animal Care and Control. The girl's family is in mourning.
"I came out of the house and you could hear the screaming, people screaming 'Oh my God, oh my God,'" said Deborah Golden, a neighbor. "You could tell something immediately was bad."
It happened in southwest Detroit Monday afternoon. The girl was in the 6000 block of Central right behind her house - when police say THREE PIT BULLS  got out of their yard and attacked her.
"I went outside and saw three dogs nearly attacking a little girl. I grabbed a brick, threw it at them, they all ran out, I don't know where they all went. So I stayed with the girl to makes sure she was okay and yelled out for help," said Edward Cruz, a neighbor.
"She had bite marks in areas of her body," Golden said. "It wasn't good."
Golden helped the girl's father and brother perform CPR. Paramedics rushed the girl to Detroit Children's Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
"A 9-year-old girl just playing in the alley and the next thing you know, she is not here," said Capt. Russell Solano, Detroit Police Department. "I can't imagine. You think about your own children. It is tough."
It's not the first time a child was killed by dogs. In 2015 pit bull mixes fatally mauled a 4-year-old boy on Detroit's west side. The dogs' owner was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to probation.
Police say a man shot one of the dogs after Monday's fatal attack. It took Animal Care and Control a few hours to find the two remaining pit bulls - but all three are now accounted for.
The owner was taken into custody and is expected to face charges.
"This is an ongoing problem with dogs in the neighborhood," said Golden. "There is two dogs that were always roaming loose on Kirkwood here, and one of them attacked me, and a number of other people."
http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/neighbor-you-could-hear-the-screaming-in-deadly-mauling-of-girl-by-pit-bulls

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/witnesses-describe-vicious-dog-attack-that-killed-9-year-old-girl-in-detroit

https://blog.dogsbite.org/2019/08/2019-dog-bite-fatality-9-year-old-girl-killed-by-three-pit-bulls-in-detroit.html

https://www.gofundme.com/f/paying-tribute-for-emma-valentina-hernandez


2019 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 27  (11 children + 16 adults)

PIT BULL - 10  (KY 3, FL 2, CA 2, TX 2, MI 1)
UP TO 6 PIT BULL MIXES - 1 (TX)
3 DOGS: 1 MIXED BREED AND 2 PIT BULLS - 1 (CA)
PIT BULL/BOXER MIX? - 1 (NC)
PIT BULL/MASTIFF MIX - 1 (CA)
2 RESCUED PIT BULL MIXES - 1 (FL)
PACK OF DOGS -  PIT MIX AND MIXED BREEDS - 1 (TN)
BOXER ? - 1 (IA)
BOXER MIX - 1  (SC)
PIT BULL AND A SHEPHERD MIX - 1  (TX)
ROTTWEILER - 1 (NV)
2 ROTTWEILERS - 1 (CA)
6 GERMAN SHEPHERDS - 1  (TN)
GERMAN SHEPHERD/BLUE TICK HOUND MIXES? - 1 (MS)
2 DOBERMAN PINSCHERS - 1  (TX)
3 DOGS: MIXED BREED INCLUDING A HEELER/MASTIFF MIX -1 (TX)
4 DOGS: 3 DUTCH SHEPHERDS AND 1 BELGIAN MALINOIS - 1 (MA)
HUSKY MIX - 1 (GA)


TX - 6
CA - 5
KY - 3
FL - 3
TN - 2
GA - 1
IA - 1
MA - 1
MI - 1 
MS - 1
NC - 1
NV - 1
SC - 1


Pit Breeder's 2 pits killed teen that climbed over their fence because nutter befriended him? - 26 
Neighbor's Loose Dogs - 1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 25,27
Family Pit Killed child - 16
Family Husky Mix Killed Infant - 24
Family Pit/Mastiff Mix Killed child -21 
The Pit at Grandma's House - 4,
The 2 Rottweilers at Grandpa's House - 13
Rottweiler owned by a friend Killed child at Grandpa's House - 15
The Rescued Pits at Aunt's House - 11
Land Squatters on victim's property with 4 Pits Running Loose - 2,
2 Doberman Show Dogs Killed Owner - 5,
2 Boxer Mixes Killed Owner - 7
2 Pits Killed Owner at Animal Shelter - 14 
Pit Killed Volunteer at Animal Shelter - 17
Relative's Dogs - 12
Babysitter's Dog - 10
Teenager Killed by 4 Dogs while doing work at a friend's kennel - 18
A Father Died while defending his daughter from a Boxer attack - 19
3 Pits/Pit Mixes killed homeless woman while walking early morning - 20
Possibly homeless man walking on road at night killed by neighbors 2+ Pit Bulls - 22
Man taking a shortcut on a trail through a wooded area killed by 6+ Pit Bull Mixes - 23


1)   1-9 -  Dianne Reves - 70 - Grenada County MS - A total of 7 dogs were taken into custody - The Sheriff's Department reported she suffered about several hundred dog bites - Facebook posts from a neighbor shows the dogs were GERMAN SHEPHERD/BLUE TICK HOUND MIX.

2)  1-16 - Lana Bergman - 70 - Joshua Tree CA - She was fatally mauled by 4 PIT BULLS that were living on her property.  

3)  1-21 - Edward Stanley - 85 - Amarillo, Potter County TX - He was severely mauled over his entire body by a PIT BULL AND A SHEPHERD MIX in his driveway - A passerby came to his aid but he died 2 weeks later -  http://www.dogsbitedecatural.com/2019/01/amarillo-tx-85-year-old-man-suffered.html

4)  2-7 - Ashton McGhee - 1 - Guthrie KY - The 1-year-old baby boy lived in Hopkinsville KY and was visiting his grandparents' home when one of the family dogs came in from outside and attacked him - The Chief of Police said the PIT BULL MIX may have been spooked by a thunderstorm and then spooked again by the ball the child was playing with - "IT'S AN UNFORTUNATE FREAK ACCIDENT".

5)  2-8 - Elaine Richman - Houston TX - She owned two DOBERMAN PINSCHERS  that she trained as show dogs - She was found dead in her backyard with bite marks over her face and body. 

6)  2-15 - Angela Johnson - 54 - Anza Riverside County CA - On Dec 15, 2018, she was hanging out clothes on a line in her yard when a neighbor's 3 pit bulls mauled her - A main artery was bitten into on her neck and she suffered a severe stroke - She remained in a coma and died on Feb 9, 2019.

7) 2-21 - Nancy Burgess-Dismuke - 52 - Greenville SC - She was playing in her yard with 2 of her dogs said to be  BOXER MIXES - Neighbors heard her screaming and at first thought they were just playing, then realized they were mauling her  - several men came running and hit the dogs with various things but the tiny woman had lost so much blood from her upper extremities ... "one arm was hanging and the other was bitten off!!!"

8) 2-26 - Bessie Jill Peterson - 88 - Pall Mall Pickett County TN - She was airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center after being mauled around 5pm by a neighbor's dogs - 6 GERMAN SHEPHERDS - Her sister, who was in the home with her, says that she went outside to check on a drainage ditch and the flooding in her yard when the dogs attacked - She tried to help her sister but the dogs chased her back in.

9) 2-27 - Johnnie Mae Garner - 88 - Lubbock TX - Family members believe that the neighbor's dogs were trying to get to her dog in her backyard and she was trying to scare them away when they mauled her.  

10) 3 -5 - Jacari Long - 6 Months -Salisbury NC - The child's babysitter had gone outside to the car to clean off a seat for the baby boy when she heard her mother scream and ran inside to fine her ?PIT BULL/BOXER MIX? mauling him - He was taken to a local hospital then airlifted to Winston Salem where he was pronounced dead. 

 11) 3-8 - 2-Year-Old Boy - High Springs Alachua Co FL - While in the care of his grandmother who was letting out large dogs at his aunt's house - 2 of the dogs mauled the boy - He was pronounced dead at the scene and the grandmother was injured trying to save him - 6 dogs were taken from the home - They were adopted dogs from Rescues and appear to be Boxer/Pit mix, and various mixed breeds and a large Dogo Argentino - The 2 dogs that killed the baby were an American Staffordshire Terrier (Pit Bull) and an American Bulldog.

12) 3-13 - Jimmy Lee Grigg - 53 - Galveston County TX - The Sheriff said he was fatally mauled by 3 dogs owned by a relative on the Grigg's property and he said the dogs were MIXED BREED INCLUDING ONE HEELER/MASTIFF MIX - Cause of death was from blood loss - His brother was the one that called 911 for help - A neighbor reported that she had called animal control several times because it sounded like dogs fighting on the property.

13) 3-22 - Jaysiah Chavez - 2 - Fresno CA - Apparently the child was in the care of his grandparents when he went into the front yard - Other children ran in to tell the grandmother that dogs had the child - She tried to get the 2 Rottweilers away and save him, as did the grandpa, but he died from the injuries.

14) 3-23 - Johana Villafane - 33 - Irving TX - She was visiting her 2 Pit Bulls that were quarantined at O'Connor Animal Hospital for biting someone earlier in the month - Someone noticed her lying unconscious outside in an exercize area - Responders could not get to her because of the viciousness of the meat grinders so police shot them - She was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and later pronounced dead. 

15) 4-27 - Kyna Marie Pamela Deshane - 15-Months - Henderson NV - The child was fatally mauled by a 4-year-old Rottweiler owned by a family friend while she was at her grandfather's house - She was rushed to Henderson Hospital with Life-Threatening injuries and was pronounced dead there.

16) 5-2 - Isaiah Geiling -  2 to 3-year-old boy - Louisville KY - A woman ran from the small house in the Chickasaw Neighborhood to a next door neighbor saying a Pit Bull was attacking a child - Two men ran and began attempting to get the very vicious large dog off the child who was laying face down in pools of blood and barely breathing - He was rushed to a hospital but died from the massive injuries - It is now being reported that the Monster had attacked him before. 

17) 5-9 - Christine Liquori - The volunteer was found dead inside a fenced play area at the Humane Society of St. Lucie County - Fort Pierce FL - A medical examiner ruled that she died from severe blood loss due to dog bites.  

18) 5-9 - Ryan Hazel - 14 - Dighton Bristol County MA -  The teen's grandmother had driven him to his job at Scott Dunmore's house where he took care of about 11 dogs when Dunmore was in Boston - This usually took him about 45 minutes - When he did not return to his Grandmother's car, she called neighbors who came and found him severely mauled in the backyard - 4 dogs were loose and 7 were caged up ...3 Dutch Shepherds and 1 Belgian Malinois. 

19)  5-31 - Robert Joseph Quick - 33 - Fort Madison Lee County IA - The father died after defending his 5-year-old daughter from a large dog said to be a BOXER attacking her in the face - Officers arrived to find the large dog attacking a man lying on his back in the front yard - The dog refused to release so they shot it - Then they found Quick in the doorway of the home suffering from the dog attack and he ask they to please take care of his daughter who had been attacked in the face - He later died at Fort Madison Hospital ER - Autopsy pending to determine exact cause of death.

20) 6 -16 - Crystal Lynn Pearigen - 36 - Bakersfield Kern County CA - She was found dead with multiple dog attack injuries at 6am on June 16 near Costco parking lot - 3 dogs were identified and taken in - One Mixed Breed and Two Pit Bulls - The woman may have been homeless and authorities are searching for her family.

21) 6-27 - Nicholas Farris - 2 - Newman Stanislaus County CA - The child was fatally mauled in the rear yard of a residence by a family dog said to be a PIT BULL/MASTIFF MIX.

22) 6-29 - Brian Butler - 46 - Gilbertsville KY - A passerby found his body on the side the road and called police - An autopsy revealed that he died from sharp force trauma from a dog attack - Animal Control took 2 Pit Bulls found in the area and warned of the possibility that more dogs were involved.

23) 7-4 - Melvin Olds Jr - 45 - Lake Placid Highlands County FL - His family said that he took a shortcut through a wooded path and never came home - His body was found later with more than 100 dog bites - A pack of dogs had been seen hanging out in the neighborhood - Traps were laid and 6 strays were captured .... all PIT BULL MIXES.

24) 7-9 - Ruth Flores -  22-Days-Old  - Hall County GA - The Infant was mauled by the family's Husky Mix in a bedroom where she was sleeping.

25) 7-18 - Mario Williams - 40 - Memphis TN - A driver discovered the man being attacked on the street at about 2 am Thursday - The witness described a pack of dogs, 6 or 7 dogs, attacking the man who was severely mauled all over his body - He died shortly after arriving at Regional One Medical Center - It appears that a PIT MIX and a Mixed Breed  are 2 of the dogs captured so far.

26) 8-11 - Nelson Cabrera - 16 - Irving TX - A neighbor heard the barking and screaming in the backyard around  5am Saturday morning and climbed on top her truck to see the 3 adult pit bulls mauling the teenager - She called 911 as the victim tried to knock on the door to get the owner to let him in - Police arrived and went over the fence and shot one pit as it charged them - Besides the 3 adult pits, there were 4 puppies there also - The pit owner/breeder and backyard auto mechanic said he knew the boy and he had told him that he was homeless and he said that he wanted to help him ... So I guess this was the reason the teen was in his backyard!

27) 8-20 - Emma Valentina Hernandez - 9 -  Detroit MI - She went out to play in her backyard and a neighbor's 3 pit bulls SOMEHOW GOT OUT and mauled her - 3 adults gave her CPR but she died right there on the ground with her neck eaten out!!! 


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1-24 - Patricia Henson - 8-Months-Old - Tucson AZ - She was found dead with a dog near her - Severely and Catastrophically Mauled - An autopsy report of 3 bags of stomach contents showed baby teeth and skeletal fragments - A neighbor reported seeing a German Shepherd taken from the home - Her mother, Breanna Henson was arrested and charged with child abuse - more later.....

2-15 - Brenda Hamilton - 77 - Pantego Beaufort County NC - She was attacked around 6am on Friday morning on Indian Run Road - Canine DNA was found on her - Investigators are collecting DNA from "canines" in the area to find which animal horribly and fatally mauled her .....

https://wcti12.com/news/local/investigation-into-what-killed-brenda-hamilton

4 - ? Freddie Mack - 57 - Venus Johnson County TX - Relatives had not heard from the reclusive man since April 19 so a search began on his property where he lived with 18 + or - dogs - The dogs were so aggressive that no one could get near to check his home - In mid May detectives found bone fragments, possibley human hair and pieces of clothing in and around feces - Tests were done and it proved to be remains of Mack - Authorities say that it is impossible to tell if Mack died from a medical condition and then was eaten by his dogs or if his dogs killed him and ate him! 

6-28 - Christy Crawford - 54 - Ventura CA - A person returned home to find their family member dead - There was evidence that 2 family Pit Bulls mutilated her body - Authorities are waiting for results from the medical examiners office to see whether the dogs attacked her or whether she was damaged the body after she died.

7-11 - Homer Utterback - 52 - Uniontown Fayette County PA - His girlfriend said she heard a noise in another room and went to see what it was and found him on the floor with the Pit Bull on top of him biting into his neck - By the time first responders arrived he was dead - Utterback considered the Pit Bull his "best friend" and had it for over a decade - He suffered from seizures and an autopsy will be done to see if it can be determined if he died from a medical condition first and then the Pit attacked him.