Tuesday, July 17, 2018
NASHVILLE TN - A PIT BULL "SOMEHOW GOT OUT" AND FOUND SOMETHING TO TRY AND KILL ... A 2-YEAR-OLD GERMAN SHEPHERD BEING WALKED BY ITS OWNER ON A LEASH IN ITS OWN FRONT YARD
Sunday, July 15, 2018
SAN LEANDRO, ALAMEDA COUNTY CA - A PIT BULL BEING HELD "LOOSELY" ON A LEASH BY A 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL AFTER THEIR HOUSE CAUGHT ON FIRE LUNGED AT COUNTY FIRE BATTALION CHIEF JOHN WHITING CAUSING A SEVERE FACIAL INJURY
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office has initiated an animal neglect and cruelty investigation into a dog mauling that left a fireman badly injured.
A PIT BULL viciously turned on one of his rescuers, attacking Alameda County Fire Battalion Chief John Whiting, who was responding to a fire call in San Leandro on Saturday morning.
Whiting was talking with a 15-year-old girl who had been rescued from the fire when he was bitten on the left side of the face from the cheekbone down to his chin.
"We're taking it a little hard. It's hard on him, it's hard on the family. It's hard on all the firefighters," said Alan Evans, division chief with Alameda County Fire. Evans said Whiting is in stable condition.
Alameda County Fire crews responded to a San Leandro home at around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday after a fire broke out in the back of the property. As many as 20 dogs were in the house where the fire occurred. The fire was first reported shortly after 9 a.m.
Once the fire was out, two pit bulls were pronounced dead.
Right before the male dominant dog bit Whiting, he asked the fire victim if the dog was secure.
"He did ask if that dog was secured with the leash and the girl wasn't holding it really taut," Evans said. "The dog attacked him for no reason."
Officials said Whiting is a well-respected veteran with the department. Alameda County Fire tweeted an image of the dog along with a wish that Whiting recovers.
Whiting was taken to Eden Hospital in Castro Valley before being transferred to Stanford Hospital for surgery.
Alameda County Sheriff officials say residents are only allowed to have two dogs unless they have a permit. Neighbors knew there were multiple dogs at the property.
"I hear the dogs but we don't hear the dogs to where we thought 20 might be in there," said Julia Dunson, who works nearby.
There is now a criminal neglect investigation underway by the Sheriff's Office.
All dogs have been taken by animal control services. The pit bull that attacked the battalion chief has been placed under quarantine during the investigation.
JACKSONVILLE FL - A 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL HAS SUFFERED LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES AFTER BEING MAULED BY A "PIT BULL MIXED BREED" DOG
UPDATE 7-17: http://www.ocala.com/news/20180717/jacksonville-girl-6-on-life-support-after-dog-mauls-her
UPDATE 7-16: https://www.news4jax.com/news/girl-bitten-by-dog-remains-in-critical-condition-dug-in-quaranteen
UPDATE 7-16: https://www.ibtimes.com/pit-bull-mix-dog-bites-6-year-old-girl-leaves-her-critically-injured-2699916
An unresponsive 6-year-old girl was transported to a Jacksonville hospital Sunday with severe life-threatening injuries after being bitten by what "appears to be a Pit Bull mixed breed", the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office reports.
The attack occurred Sunday morning around 10 a.m. at a home in the 2700 block of Herrick Dr. in Arlington. According to police, more than one dog was in the home at the time of the attack.
The dog who bit the child was not the family pet, but rather a dog the family was watching for someone away on vacation. There were other children and a parent in the home at the time of the attack as well, police said.
A notice from Animal Care & Protective Services was posted on the door of a home in the neighborhood that says the dog has been impounded and quarantined. The condition of the child is unknown at this time.
JSO says they are currently investigating the incident.
First Coast News has sent a crew to the scene. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
Friday, July 13, 2018
TAYLOR MILL, KENTON COUNTY KY - POLICE WERE CALLED TO A HOME WHERE A MAN WAS OUTSIDE BEING ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL AND THEY WERE FORCED TO SHOOT IT ... INSIDE THE HOME THEY FOUND A WOMAN THAT HAD ALREADY BEEN ATTACKED
"Where you at?" an officer can be heard asking on body camera as he followed the sound of a man struggling with an animal in the backyard.
(WLWT)-- Police shot and killed a PIT BULL Thursday night who they say attacked two people and tried to charge at officers.
It happened a little before midnight on Saint Matthews Circle in Taylor Mill.
Officers were called to the home for reports of a dog bite.
When they arrived, police say they found a man outside on the ground being attacked.
Officials say the officers yelled at the dog, who then released the man and began to charge at them. At that point, an officer fired at the dog, killing it.
Officers then went inside the home where they found a woman that had been attacked.
Both victims were taken to the hospital.
Their injuries are serious, but not believed to be life-threatening.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
ARDMORE OK - A PIT BULL THAT HAD ATTACKED A WOMAN EARLIER IN THE WEEK MAULED A 3-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN THE FACE CAUSING SEVERE INJURIES
An Ardmore child is recovering from serious injuries to her face after she was bitten by a PIT BULL Sunday evening. Ardmore Police Captain Keith Ingle says a three-year-old girl was with her mother visiting a friend at the house when the pit bull bit her face causing her lip and chin to be severely injured.
WISCASSET ME - A BABYSITTER'S DOG SAID TO BE AN 8-YEAR-OLD "BOXER" TURNED AND ATTACKED A TODDLER IN THE FACE AFTER THE BABY PUT HER HAND ON ITS BACK - AIRLIFTED TUFTS BOSTON WITH SEVERE EYE INJURIES!
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
CLEVELAND OH - A MOTHER AND A HOMICIDE DETECTIVE ARE TRYING TO BLOCK PAROLE FOR A MAN SERVING 15 TO LIFE FOR KILLING HIS GIRLFRIEND BY USING HIS PIT BULL AS A WEAPON IN 1992
A mother and a retired homicide detective are turning to the FOX 8 I-Team as they try to block parole for a man convicted of killing his girlfriend by using his PIT BULL as a weapon. It happened in 1992, and the case made national headlines as it became the first conviction of its kind.
Jeffrey Mann is serving 15 years to life in prison. He’s been turned down for parole three times before. But he has served nearly 25 years, and he has another parole hearing later this month.
Decades after the crime, lead detective Michaelene Taliano shared crime scene photos and a scrap book from the case with the I-Team. And the mother of the young woman murdered spoke out from Arizona about her never-ending fight for justice.
In 1993, Mann went to prison for the death of Angela "Dolly" Kaplan, 28, mother of two. Mann was convicted of having the dog maul her. The detective and the victim’s family are teaming up to try to convince the parole board to again keep Mann locked up.
Joyce Ragels, the victim’s mother, said, "I don't believe you can fix whatever is broken in him. And I do believe something is very broken in him."
Taliano retired from the Cleveland Police Department in 1998. She said, "I think he should spend his life in the penitentiary. This was an exceptionally cruel murder."
Taliano helped prove Mann turned the dog on Dolly, and it became a groundbreaking case. She added, "That's the first case in the history of the world where somebody was charged with using an animal as a murder weapon and successfully prosecuted."
Ragels shudders to think of freedom for Jeffrey Mann. She pointed out, Dolly even got along with the dog before the attack. Ragels said, "She was absolutely a dedicated mother. She would've done anything for her kids. I don't believe that another family should ever suffer the way we have."
Ragels and Taliano have stuck together for decades battling a killer convicted of using a dog as a weapon. In fact, as the I-Team put together this story, the two women shared a long-distance moment together on the phone. Ragels spoke about the detective who’s been by her side, saying, "I love her to pieces and I'm sorry I ever met her. I think that pretty much says it."
Mann will get a chance to speak to the parole board soon and make his case to get out of prison.
Meantime, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley says his office is also trying to block the parole. In a statement, O’Malley said, “He has never taken responsibility nor has ever expressed remorse. He has even refused to pay the $5,000 in restitution to her two children that was ordered by the Judge. He’s grossly unfit for the privilege of parole."
You can offer input too. HERE is a link to the Ohio Department Of Corrections websitewhere you can do that.
The group, Parents of Murdered Children, also has a petition online, HERE.