Saturday, August 18, 2018

COLUMBUS GA - DUDLEY WILLIS WAS WALKING HOME FROM THE STORE WHEN A NEIGHBOR'S 3 PIT BULLS MAULED HIM - BOTH ARMS AMPUTATED !!!

WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports
A Columbus man has to have his arms amputated after being attacked by THREE PIT BULLS.
Forty-two-year-old Dudley Willis says he was walking home from the store last week when he was mauled by three pit bulls belonging to one the neighbors on the corner of 38th Street and Earline Avenue.
“He was left laying here in this area, just left laying out here. Nobody called for help or nothing. He was just left laying out here,” says his sister Alycia Willis.
Alycia Willis says he was left there for an hour and twenty-five minutes before being taken to Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital.
“The hospital called us after he had a seven-hour surgery. He has been through six surgeries since Sunday,” says Alycia Willis.
She received another one of those phone calls during the interview with News Leader 9. The doctors told her that both of her brother’s arms will have to be amputated.
“It kind of scares me,” says neighbor Carson Layfield.  
Neighbors say the dogs have been a common problem for close to a year now. Some of the kids in the neighborhood say they can’t even walk to their bus stop without fear.
“The dogs chased them up the street and they’re only 10 and 8 years old. They’re scared to death,” says area resident Josh Drysdale.
The family says animal control has taken the dogs and the owner has been arrested. Neighbors say there are other dogs belonging to that same owner that they say are just as dangerous.
“It’s been an ongoing situation. They chased my daughter. She is six years old. If that would have been her, if that would’ve been a child that’s going through what my brother is going through, they would not have survived,” says Alycia Willis.
The family of the victim says they will be taking legal action against the owner of the dogs. They say for now they’re just wishing their loved one a speedy recovery.

Friday, August 17, 2018

LONOKE COUNTY AR - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL MAULED A 1-YEAR-OLD GIRL BITING HER ON THE LEGS AND HEAD


A one-year-old girl is recovering at Arkansas Children's Hospital after deputies say the child was attacked by a  PIT BULL
Lonoke County deputies were called to a home on Seaton Road around 5 p.m. Wednesday. 
Investigators say the child was bit on her legs and head by  A NEIGHBOR'S DOG
The sheriff's office says attacks like these are rare. 
"We do get two or three dog bites probably a month. Sometimes a little bit more, sometimes not as much. Generally, they are not that serious," says Captain David Bufford, Lonoke County Sheriff's Office.
At this hour the little girl's condition is unknown but we do know she is expected to survive. 
Deputies say the dog has been put down.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

BALTIMORE MD - YOUR CAN'T KEEP A GOOD PIT IN !!! A NEIGHBOR'S MANY MEAT GRINDERS MAULED A WOMAN AND HER DOG AS THEY TOOK A WALK



(WJZ) — A woman has been taken to the hospital with dog bites Wednesday afternoon.  Baltimore Police Department received a call at 3:54 p.m., and requested that animal control respond to the scene. The owner of the dogs remained at the scene as well.

One by one, four dogs Baltimore fire officials have identified as pit bulls were caught and loaded up by animal control. Authorities said FOUR OF THE FIVE PIT BULLS  were responsible for attacking the woman in the neighborhood Wednesday.


“It was pretty violent,” said one witness who did not want to be identified.
The witness said the unidentified woman was walking her dog before the pit bulls lunged after them both.
“Both of her arms were bit. The dog was still being attacked by two other dogs,” She said.
Witnesses said despite the fence around the home, the dogs have been known in the past to find a way out. 
One witness who wished to stay unidentified said she saw people driving by stopping to get out of their cars to help the woman and the dog fight off the attack, using things including baseball bats and even a vacuum cleaner to help.
Baltimore police said the woman was taken to a hospital and the owner stayed on the scene.
WJZ reached out for a comment, but there was no answer at the door. The woman’s dog was reportedly rushed to a vet’s office.
Her condition is currently unknown.

CARTERSVILLE, BARTOW COUNTY GA - A 79-YEAR-OLD RETIRED VET TECH PLAYED DEAD TO TRY AND STOP 3 PIT BULLS FROM KILLING HER ...BITES ALL OVER HER BODY AND FRACTURED SPINE... OWNERS SIGNED THEM OVER TO AC BUT NEIGHBORS SAY THE NUTTERS HAVE MANY MORE PITS!



Neighbors are on edge in Cartersville after they say three dogs attacked a 79-year-old woman.
The neighbors tell FOX 5 the woman was outside her home in her front yard when the three pit bull mix dogs approached her and began biting her. The woman fell and suffered a fractured spine in addition to the bite marks.
She is now at the hospital in Cartersville recovering. 
Neighbors say these dogs have gotten out before and have harassed multiple other neighbors.
The Bartow County Animal Shelter now has the three dogs at their shelter. They say the owners surrendered the dogs to them. The dogs cannot be adopted out, so they will be euthanized.

TRINITY, RANDOLPH COUNTY NC - TWO DOGS , A PIT BULL AND AN IRISH WOLFHOUND, "SOMEHOW GOT OUT"- A NEIGHBOR'S BELOVED DOG AND CAT WERE FATALLY MAULED AND THE PIT WAS FOUND HANGING ON AND EATING THE BELLY OF A DONKEY!



A family is demanding action after they say their neighbor’s dog came into their yard and attacked and killed two of their pets.
Lisa Myers says when her family came home Sunday night they found their 15-year-old dog, Coco, near death on the front porch.
“The first thing we saw was just skin hanging under her neck and there was nothing but raw meat showing,” Myers said.
Myers raced to the backyard to check on their other animals and spotted a white pit bull in the fenced in area with the donkeys and goats.
“When I looked out one of the donkeys was standing there and a  WHITE PIT BULL  had its hind legs on the ground and it’s front paws were on the donkey’s side and it was just chewing at the donkey,” Myers said.
She started screaming, trying to get the pit bull to let go before noticing the dog had company.
“I looked to the right and there was another large dog in the fence with the pit bull and it was an  IRISH WOLFHOUND  and it jumped the fence and went through the woods, but I never saw the Irish Wolfhound engage with the donkeys, just the pit bull,” said Myers.
Unfortunately, that night they had to put Coco down.
The next morning they realized their 10-year-old cat was missing.
Myers found tufts of fur matted on the back deck and when she looked further she spotted the cat lifeless in the yard.
“It’s just lots and lots of tears and then it’s just sort of processed to an anger point that our dog and cat had to die in such a cruel way,” Myers said.
Randolph County Animal Control determined both dogs are dangerous and fined the owner.
Michael Robertson says he is sorry for what happened.
He’s never witnessed any aggression from his dogs and is unsure why they attacked the neighbor’s animals.
Robertson says he will surrender both dogs to animal control Wednesday morning.
“It really sucks. I know my kids will be heartbroken, but I feel like it’s the right thing to do because I don’t want it to happen to their animals again or somebody else around here,” Robertson said.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

MOUNT ENTERPRISE, RUSK COUNTY TX - A HIGH SCHOOL GIRL WAS AIRLIFTED TO DALLAS HOSPITAL AFTER BEING MAULED BY HER FAMILY'S DOG

Source: Raycom News Media

(KLTV) - A medical helicopter airlifted a Rusk County girl to a Dallas hospital after she was attacked by her family's dog Tuesday afternoon.
Sgt. David Roberts, a spokesman for the Rusk County Sheriff's Office, said the incident occurred in the Mount Enterprise area at about 4 p.m. Tuesday.
The girl, a high school student, was flown to a Dallas hospital for treatment of her injuries, Roberts said.
The dog was seized and taken to Austin to be tested for rabies.


Monday, August 13, 2018

NEW YORK CITY NY - A PIT BULL "SOMEHOW UNLEASHED" WENT STRAIGHT FOR THE THROAT OF A CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL ON A WALK TO THE PARK WITH ITS OWNER... THE NUTTER FINALLY LEASHED HIS MEAT GRINDER AND WALKED AWAY WITHOUT A WORD!



 A  PIT BULL  viciously attacked a Cavalier King Charles spaniel in Washington Heights in New York City -- and it was all caught on camera.

The pit bull, not on a leash, unleashed a life-threatening assault against the little dog. Now police are searching for the pit bull's owner.

On Thursday morning, the 5-year-old spaniel named Buckles was on his way to the park for his walk when the dog crossed paths with the pit bull on the corner of 180th Street and Pinehurst Avenue in Washington Heights. Poor Buckles didn't stand a chance.

"The other dog came directly toward us and latched onto my dog," said Buckles' co-owner, Abby.

Abby also has scratches. She said the pit bull went straight to Buckles' throat and would not let go.

Others passing by tried to help. Another woman was able to separate the dogs, but the pit bull kept circling back, also clamping down on Buckles' legs.

One man eventually leashed the pit bull and took it away without a word, while Buckles' owners rushed him to the vet.

Eyewitness News was told Buckles' jaw was completely destroyed and disfigured in the attack. He has had reconstructive surgery. There are now wires and tubes in his jaw. He is expected to recover, but his owners are concerned he will be scarred with fear.

Buckles is a rescue dog. His owners say he was abused by a previous owner and just when they got him to trust again, this attack happened.




Sunday, August 12, 2018

NEWARK OH - A MAN WAS WALKING HIS DOG IN THE ALLEY BEHIND HIS HOME WHEN HIS NEIGHBOR'S 2 PIT BULLS "SOMEHOW GOT OUT" AND ATTACKED HIS DOG...HE HAD A PERMIT FOR HIS SMALL CALIBER WEAPON BUT TELLS CITY COUNCIL HE MAY CHANGE HIS CHOICE OF WEAPONS !!!

Newark Police Department


A Newark man said he and his dog were attacked by  A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULLS  on Aug. 4, and he shot at them to protect himself and his pet.  Donald Lyons, 74, came to the Newark City Council meeting on Monday night to explain what happened when he was walking his 3-month-old dog on Grant Street, near his home.

“I was walking my pup in my alley behind my house," Lyons said. "TWO PIT BULLS  came out of a yard. As soon as the pit bulls hit the alley, I jerked my pup and held it high over my head.  "The pit bulls were just snarling and attacking my pup. They didn't bother me, but they got her by the hip. I pulled a .25 auto out of my pocket and I shot one of them dogs."  Police said a witness verified Lyons account of the attack.

Megan Martin, 34, who police said was watching the dogs for her sister, said her dogs were confined inside a fenced-in back yard 30 minutes before the attack.  “My only guess is somebody opened my back gate,"  Martin said.  "I have five children. The back gate was latched tight, so the kids can’t get out.”

Martin said she has not taken her dogs to a vet, but it does not appear they suffered a gunshot wound.“  The puppy is only 9 months old," Martin said. “There’s no wound on him, but blood was splattered on him.”  The other dog, 6 years old, was not injured, she said.

The police report states Martin was cited for failure to confine her dogs. “Police said they have to wait for the prosecutor and would notify me if I’m being charged for anything," Martin said.

Safety Director Steve Baum said the dog warden can suggest to the city law director that charges be filed, and then it's up the law director to decide whether to pursue it.  Baum said a fenced-in yard complies with the law of confining a dog, until they get outside the fence.  "I believe she met the requirements, but if they jump the fence, it's still her responsibility," Baum said.

Lyons, who said he has a concealed carry permit, was not happy with the way two police officers and dog warden handled the situation.  "None of them ever asked to see my dog that was injured," Lyons said. "They don't care about my dog and they don't care about me. It's terrible the way the Newark Police Department treats me."

Baum said Lyons may have been upset because he was cited for failure to have a license for his dog.  "He was clearly contacted," Baum said. "He wrote a witness statement. I think the police department did exactly what they were supposed to in this situation."

Lyons told council he may change his choice of weapons. "Instead of carrying a .40-caliber Smith and Wesson, I'll carry a 12-gauge shotgun," Lyons said.  "I'll guarantee the dog will stay where I put him down."  

In 2016, council voted to remove the automatic vicious status from pit bulls in the city. Now, designations are based on behavior rather than breed. Dogs are only considered vicious if they kill or seriously injure a person or kill another dog.  Previously, all pit bulls were designated as vicious and could only have the status removed if they had formal training and passed a good citizenship test.  Owners of vicious dogs must buy liability insurance and special dog tags, put microchips in the animal, muzzle them in public, and restrain them by chain-link tether, fence or enclosure.

https://www.newarkadvocate.com/story/news/2018/08/10/newark-man-said-neighbors-pit-bulls-attacked-him-his-dog/940140002/