Saturday, April 22, 2017

WATSONTOWN PA - RALPH LITTLE TOOK IN A STRAY PIT BULL THAT SHOWED UP ON HIS FARM RIGHT BEFORE EASTER...AND IT WENT PIT AND FATALLY MAULED HIS FAMILY'S BELOVED "EMMA"

Watsontown couple's horse mauled by stray dog
(This is the stall where the attack happened.  Another horse, Dancer, now uses it)
An act of kindness turned tragic for a horse owner when a stray dog he took in turned violent and mauled his beloved pony.
A stray  PIT BULL  showed up April 14 on the half-mile dirt driveway leading to Ralph Little’s farm in Delaware Township, about five miles north of Watsontown.
The male dog, which wasn’t neutered, was without a collar. Little would come to learn it had no microchip either. There was no immediate way to learn who its owner was or how it came to wander onto Little’s farm.
IT WAS FRIENDLY; ATHLETIC, TOO.  LITTLE GUESSED IT WEIGHED ABOUT 60 POUNDS.  HE SAID HE DIDN'T MIND HOLDING IT ON THE FARM.  HE COULDN'T HOLD IT IN THE PEN HE OWNS.  WHEN HE TRIED, THE DOG MANAGED TO SCALE THE 60-FOOT FENCE.
Little would’ve gotten it to a shelter sooner had it not been Easter weekend.
“I figured I’d hang onto it for the weekend and somebody would get it on Monday,” Little said.
When Monday came, Little left his farm after lunch for feed for his animals.
He and his wife, Bonnie, own 10 horses. They have llamas, cattle and calves, too, plus some guinea fowl and peacocks.
“They love their animals. They’ve kept so many for so many years,” said Dr. Linda Quodomine, a horse veterinarian based in Buckhorn.
The oldest pony on the farm was a small one compared to other horses, not quite small enough to be a miniature.
Emma weighed upward of 400 pounds and stood about 35 inches tall, Little said. She was over 20 years old; a rescue. She’d lived on the Littles’ farm for two decades. She was calm and friendly — never needed to be penned up and never ran away.
“She just went out and did her own thing,” Little said.
It’s not clear what Emma was doing to get the attention of the stray dog Monday when Little left for feed. He figures he was gone 90 minutes. When he returned, the dog was covered in blood. Little walked to his barn and found Emma alive but badly mauled in her own stall.
“The pony was beyond saving,” he said. “Why it picked on this pony, I don’t know.”
Quodomine responded to the Littles’ farm. She looked the horse over but knew there was no saving her.
“He struggled with putting her down. I said, ‘Ralph, her injuries are so extensive, we can’t fix this,’” Quodomine said.
Little put the stray dog down himself. It was later turned over to a canine authority and tested negative for rabies, he said.
No one witnessed the attack. The Littles own dogs, a pair of Great Pyrenees, may have warded off the attack had they been around, Little said.
Little is unsure where the dog came from.
“I have an idea someone just dropped it off somewhere at the end of the driveway,” he said.
Little said he reported the incident to police and the SPCA. He warns others with livestock to be wary of taking in stray dogs, especially larger breeds, given his own experience.
Quodomine said it’s the fourth deadly dog attack against horses she’s experienced. She said big dogs and small horses don’t always mix. Pit bulls most certainly can be friendly, she said, but some are trained to be aggressive.
The attack on the Littles’ horse was “devastating,” Quodomine said. Horses routinely live into their mid-20s to mid-30s, she said.
That was the case with Emma, and it allowed all those years for the Littles to bond with the horse.
“There’s a lot of history there,” she said.

DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA - A WOMAN WAS WALKING HER 3 DOGS WHEN THE VERY LARGE ROTTWEILER TURNED ON HER TEARING HER ARMS TO SHREDS AND WITH INJURIES OVER HER ENTIRE BODY


A woman was brutally attacked by her rottweiler while walking the large male dog in Salt Rock early this morning.
Just after 7am she was reportedly walking three dogs – a rottweiler, a Jack Russel and a border collie – on the little soccer field just off Salt Rock Road.
According to unconfirmed reports two of the dogs started fighting and when she tried to separate them, the rottweiler turned on her.
The rottweiler viciously and repeatedly mauled the woman, tearing her left arm to shreds, partially ripping off her right bicep, brutally savaging her right thigh and damaging the vital artery and biting her neck, chest and back.
A man who lives across the road from the park heard the woman’s frantic screams and ran to help her.
The man, who did not wish to be named, said he rushed across the road with another man and a taxi driver to help her.
“When we got to her the rottweiler was still circling her aggressively and when he started to make another move towards us I decided I had to shoot rather than risk letting the attack go on.”
The four-year-old rottweiler was shot dead.
IPSS Medical Rescue‘s Paul Herbst told The Courier that due to the severity of her injuries, the woman was classified as a priority one patient.
“We have rushed her to eThekweni Hospital to a vascular surgeon to try save her limbs,” Herbst said.
According to a family member of the victim the rottweiler was a rescue and had been with the family for two years.

MONONA WI - A DOG BEING FOSTERED FROM A PET RESCUE "SOMEHOW" GOT LOOSE AND ATTACKED A WOMAN WALKING HER 2 DOGS ... THE WOMAN WAS INJURED, ONE OF HER DOGS WAS INJURED AND THE OTHER WAS KILLED

WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports
MONONA (WKOW) --  A woman is recovering after being attacked by a dog that got loose in her neighborhood. The female shepherd-greyhound mix, named Penny, was a foster dog at a nearby home. The attack also left one dog dead and another injured. 
It happened Thursday afternoon on the 800-block of Nichols Road in Monona.
"I was outside working on an AC unit," said Tony Duncil, an electrician who was working in the neighborhood. 
To him it was just an ordinary day. "I heard some barking, nothing out of the ordinary," he said. 
That was until he heard things getting out of hand. The barking escalated to screams coming from around the corner. 
"So I walked out to the road and I saw a lady over on the corner. She had taken her daughter and pushed her face into her stomach like, to shield her from seeing what was going on," Duncil described. 
He turned the corner and saw two dogs fighting and a woman on the ground.
"She was bitten pretty bad," he said. 
He helped the woman take off two layers of clothing on her arm to gain access to the wounds. 
"I would say that she got at least a 100 stitches with the wounds she had," he said. 
After seeing all the bite marks and cuts he tried to stop the bleeding. 
"I grabbed a dog leash that was sitting on the grass next to me and I wrapped it around her arm and just held it there until paramedics and the police got there," Duncil said. 
The dog came back and Duncil thought he'd have to use his legal handgun, but didn't.
"I did go for my weapon at one point in time," he said. 
The attack happened just beyond the fence the dog managed to get out of. The dog's foster parents, who didn't want to speak on camera, told 27 News they don't know how she escaped. 
Allison Davies, the executive director of Shelter From the Storm, says the dog was a two-year-old shepherd-greyhound mix named Summer. Davies  said she was being fostered by a family on the 800-block of Nichols Road for the past eight months after living in a shelter. 
"She was fine, there was another dog in the house that she did fine with and they had fostered for us plenty of other times. They had been an amazing foster home," said Davies. 
She says Summer passed all behavioral training and exams before being placed into the home. Summer was eventually caught and euthanized.
Davies said the shelter will pay for all medical and vet bills stemming from the attack. They already cremated the dog that died for its family. 
Now, neighbors are left shocked as a woman and a dog continue to recover thanks to a Good Samaritan who decided to help. 
UPDATE: http://www.wkow.com/story/35214863/electrician-working-in-neighborhood-helps-woman-attacked-by-dog#.WPuXPUYRBwM.twitter

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MONONA (WKOW) -- Police say one dog was killed and a woman was taken to the hospital after they were attacked by another dog.
The Monona Police Department says this happened around 3:20 p.m. Thursday. Officers were called to the 800 block of Nichols Road for a report of a woman and two dogs that were attacked.
Police say the woman was taken to the hospital with injuries to her arm. The two dogs were taken to local vet clinics. One of the dogs died, the other came away with leg injuries.
Officers say they located and secured the attacking dog. They say the animal was a shelter dog being fostered from a local pet rescue organization. Officers say the dog has been removed from the home. They say there is no further risk to the public or other pets.  
Police have not released the breeds of the dogs that were involved.

Friday, April 21, 2017

AUDRAIN COUNTY MO - A FAMILY ROTTWEILER MAULED THEIR 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL LEAVING HER WITH "MULTIPLE SERIOUS INJURIES" INCLUDING SEVERE BITES TO THE HEAD, LOWER ABDOMEN AND HIP

A dog estimated to be more than 100 pounds attacked a 2-year-old girl from southeastern Audrain County on Thursday, causing injuries serious enough that medical personnel took the girl to University Hospital by helicopter.
Audrain County Sheriff Matt Oller said the attack occurred sometime between 7 and 8 p.m. between Wellsville and Martinsburg. The girl’s mother said that she, her daughter and the 5-year old  ROTTWEILER  had been walking the family farm to check on some cattle, Oller said. When the group returned to the house, the girl started playing with her mother, giggling and running around a swing set in the yard, but not interacting with the dog , Oller said. The dog rushed toward the girl, biting her as the mother hit, kicked and yelled at the dog before throwing herself between the animal and her daughter, Oller said. The dog continued its attack, biting the mother several times, leaving wounds to the back of her head. After some time had passed the dog walked away from the mother and the child.
The girl was taken by helicopter to University Hospital, and later transferred to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Deputies and medics described the girl as having “multiple serious injuries,” including severe bite marks to the head, lower abdomen and hip. The family told deputies that the dog had never been aggressive before Thursday, Oller said.
Oller said dog attacks this serious are so rare that he had never encountered one in his 22 years in law enforcement. The Audrain County Sheriff’s Office took possession of the dog Friday.
Per state statute, the dog will be impounded with the sheriff’s office for 10 days, during which time the family can appeal to keep the dog alive. If the family does not appeal, the dog will be put down by a contracted veterinarian after being evaluated for disease.
Oller said the family had been told about the sheriff’s office taking the dog, but he does not know the girl’s medical condition.
Oller said he wanted to give the family space.
“They obviously have a lot on their minds right now,” he said.

SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, LOS ANGELES COUNTY CA - JOHN BRADY TOOK A BOAT TRIP OUT TO THE ISLAND WITH HIS PET "JOSH"...AS THEY WERE WALKING ON A PIER 2 PIT BULLS TRIED TO KILL THEM BOTH!!!!!




        https://www.gofundme.com/emergency-vet-bills-for-my-dads-dog

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – A man was airlifted to a Los Angeles hospital after two pit bulls attacked him and his Jack Russell terrier on Santa Catalina Island.
The attack, which occurred Wednesday on the Avalon Pier, was caught on cellphone video by a tourist.
The victim, John Brady of Huntington Beach, told CBS2 Thursday from his hospital bed that he had taken a boat trip out to Catalina with his dog, Josh. He said the two were strolling on the pier when  TWO 11-YEAR-OLD PIT BULLS  went after his dog. When he attempted to protect Josh, the pit bulls came after him, ripping out a piece of his calf and biting both his arms, he said. Avalon Harbor Patrol officers eventually pulled the dogs off of him. Brady was airlifted to UCLA Harbor Medical Center.
“They attacked my little dog, Josh,” Brady said. “Almost killed him, almost killed me.”

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that the pit bulls are owned by a woman who lives on a boat in Avalon. She agreed to have both of them euthanized, deputies said.
Brady told CBS2 he will have to undergo numerous surgeries. Meanwhile, Josh underwent surgery Thursday for a gash under his leg. He is expected to make a full recovery.
“My dog is alive, and I put my body over him because he’s my best friend in the world,” Brady said.
There was no word on whether any charges would be filed in the case.


SPRING VALLEY, ROCKLAND COUNTY NY - A PIT BULL SUDDENLY CHARGED ACROSS THE STREET AND MAULED A 3-YEAR-OLD BOY PLAYING WITH OTHER CHILDREN OUTSIDE A RESIDENCE ...CHOMPING DOWN AND DRAGGING HIM!!!





http://www.cbs8.com/story/35213151/toddler-hospitalized-after-being-attacked-by-dog-while-playing-outside-hes-very-shaken

http://abc7ny.com/pets/video-captures-toddler-being-attacked-by-pit-bull-in-rockland-county/1898186/

https://twitter.com/OJPACHV/status/855237484141326336

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Pit bull attacks Orthodox Jewish toddler in Spring Valley after being out on the loose multiple times in recent weeks.
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A shocking video posted to social media appears to show a dog brutally attacking a 3-year-old boy on a upstate New york street Thursday afternoon.
The toddler can be seen in the footage playing with a group of friends outside a residence in Spring Valley in Rockland County when a black dog suddenly charges at him from across the street.
The friends scatter in fear as the black dog chomps down on the boy and drags him along the pavement, leaving him with a bloody puncture wound on his neck and deep scratches on his cheek, a photo posted to Twitter shows.
The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital where his condition was unknown late Thursday, according to News 12.
The dog was reportedly returned to its owner. The Spring Valley police department is looking into the bloody incident to determine whether the dog has a history of violence.
The unidentified victim is a young Jewish boy, according to the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council of Hudson Valley.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

YELL COUNTY AR - A GOFUNDME ACCOUNT HAS BEEN SET UP FOR PIT BULL ATTACK VICTIM BRANDON LEE VANCLEAF AND MORE INFORMATION IS GIVEN ABOUT HOW THE ATTACK HAPPENED

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On Thursday, April 6, 2017 my 23 year old son Brandon Lee VanCleaf came over to my home to help me. I am disabled veteran and he helps me out with chores and things. His truck got stuck in front of my home and he walked to a neighbors home for assistance.  As he passed a neighbor's home a pi tbull ran out of an open door of the home to attack him,  it was quickly followed by 4 other pit bulls.  After about 15 minutes of a brutal attack, Brandon's friend Charity heard the screaming and ran up the street to help Brandon fend off the attack. Charity beat the dogs off of Brandon with a stick and for an hour the two of them staved off the brutal attack. After an hour of fighting, Charity was able to break away and run back to my home where I followed her to the attack site and shot two of the pit bulls. The other three pit bulls were captured by the owner and contained. Charity and another neighbor phoned an ambulance and Brandon was taken to the Yell County Sheriffs Department and life flighted to the University of Arkansas Medical Science Center. He was there for a few days and then transferred to a smaller hospital due to our lack of insurance. We have been released early from the hospital because of our financial situation and desperately need help for bandages and other things to help keep Brandon's wounds clean. Any help that you can give us would be greatly appreciated. We never thought that we would end up in a situation like this. Its unimaginable!

Thank you for your help.
Charles Dobbs

http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/local-news/23-year-old-attacked-by-pitbulls-in-yell-county-father-wants-answers-from-authorities/690503385

http://www.dogsbitedecatural.com/2017/04/yell-county-ar-25-year-old-man-was.html


PUYALLUP, PIERCE COUNTY WA - A PIT BULL LATCHED ONTO A CHILD'S FACE CRUNCHING HIS EYE, CHEEKBONE, CHIN AND FACE...HIS MOTHER DUG HER FINGERS INTO THE PIT'S EYE SOCKETS TO PRY THE PIT OFF

A 3-year-old boy who was bitten in the face by a PIT BULL Monday underwent reconstructive surgery and is recovering, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
The boy suffered wounds to his eye, cheekbone, chin and face.
Deputies deemed the dog, Tuffy, dangerous and told the 56-year-old owner that he must surrender the pit bull by April 28.
The attack took place at a Puyallup home in the 11400 block of Valley Avenue East when several friends came to help the dog’s owner move.
Three dogs were present when the boy and his mother arrived - two Labrador retrievers and the pit bull.
The pit bull walked straight up to the child and “latched onto his face,” sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.
The mother dug her fingers into the dog’s eye sockets to get him to let go of the child, he said.
They were able to secure Tuffy outside while someone called 911.


Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article145439839.html#storylink=cpy