Wednesday, March 25, 2020

TOYAMA JAPAN - A GRANDFATHER'S 2 GREAT DANES FATALLY ATTACKED HIS 11-MONTH-OLD GRANDSON AT THEIR HOME



TOYAMA, Japan - An 11-month-old boy died after being attacked by two Great Dane dogs kept by his grandfather as pets at their home in the central Japanese city of Toyama, police said Saturday.
The dogs, each weighing 80 kilograms and measuring 1.2 meters in length, bit the toddler, Jin Nakamura, around 5:30 p.m. Friday when he accompanied his grandfather to the garden to fetch the dogs' feeding trays.
Jin was being held by his grandfather when the dogs attacked him, according to the police. The grandfather in his 50s asked a passer-by to call for an ambulance.
Jin sustained a serious head injury and died two hours later in hospital, the police said. His grandfather suffered a leg injury as he tried to hold down the dogs.
The two dogs were loose in the garden, which is surrounded by a 1.8-meter metal fence. Great Danes were originally bred for hunting.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

SPARKS, WASHOE COUNTY NEVADA A MAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER HIS DOGS ATTACKED A 10-YEAR -OLD BOY ON TWO OCCASIONS ...THE CHILD UNDERWENT SURGERY TO REPAIR INTERNAL INJURIES


Sparks Man Arrested After Dogs Attack Young Boy


A Sparks man was arrested after his dogs attacked a 10-year-old boy twice in a two weeks. 28 year old Zacchaeus Jerome Williams,was booked on a felony count of child abuse with substantial bodily harm. The most recent attack came Monday. Police went to Renown Regional Medical Center about 7 p.m. where the 10-year-old was being treated to extensive wounds received from dog bites. The boy underwent surgery to repair internal injuries. Washoe County Animal Control told them the boy was also injured by the dogs on Jan. 8. The dogs were taken by animal control.

4-YEAR-OLD TILLIE VASEY WILL UNDERGO HER 4TH SURGERY SOON AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL IN 2018 WHILE PLAYING WITH FRIENDS IN A GARDEN AT A HOME

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

PORTSMOUTH VA - A FAMILY PIT BULL REPORTED TO BE A 1-YEAR-OLD MALE FATALLY MAULED A 2-YEAR-OLD BABY AT ITS HOME

A 2-year-old died Monday after being bitten by a PIT BULL.
The dog bit the Portsmouth child on the 5600 block of Darby Close. Police said they were called around 1:53 p.m. and, when medics arrived, the child had life-threatening injuries.

The child was rushed to the hospital and died later that day. Police said the incident is still under investigation and could not say how the child was attacked or where the dog came from.
The owner of the 1-year-old pit bull surrendered him to animal control Monday, and the dog remains in quarantine now.

This is a developing story. Check pilotonline.com for updates.




2020 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 11  (7 adults + 4 children )

PIT BULL - 9
PACK OF DOGS - 2

CA - 1 (6)
FL - 1 (10
GA - 1 (8)
IL - 1 (7)
IN - 1 (4)
KY - 1 (1)
LA - 1 (9)
MS - 1 (5)
NM - 1 (2)
OH - 1 (3)
VA - 1 9(11)

Pack of  5 Dogs kept at assisted living facility killed patient
Son's Pits Killed his Mother in their home
Neighbor's pack of Pits Killed man in his own yard
Family Pit Killed Man, 26, in home
Family Pit Killed 5-yr-old in home
Family Pit Killed 2-year-old toddler
Family's Pit Killed Infant in Bedroom
Friend's Pit Killed Man in his own Yard
Relative's Pit Killed Elderly Man Sitting in Wheelchair in yard
Parent's Pit Killed 4 month old with Mother Sleeping in same room
Pack of Dogs on Indian Reservation Killed Woman Walking on the Street 

1)  1-8 - Kay Torres - 52 - Taos Pueblo NM - Mauled to death by a Pack of Dogs mid morning on Wednesday, January 8 - The longtime teacher's backpack was found in the street and the dogs were standing over her - She had many dog bites to her body.

2) 1-9 - McKenzie Terwell - 4 months old - Dayton OH - The father returned home to find the infant on the floor not breathing - He  told the dispatcher that a family member was supposed to be watching the child - The child bled to death  -  A neighbor said that they had seen 3 to 4 pit bulls in the yard this summer - Reports say she was attacked by 1 pit and it was ruled "AN ACCIDENT - However, now they are reporting that the mother was asleep on the couch and had taken prescription drugs and did not hear the dog kill the baby.

3) 1-10 - Donald W. Abner - 55 -  Conway, Rockcastle County KY -  Police were called around 3:40am on Friday morning by neighbors who said there was a commotion in a yard nearby - One article reported that a girl friend of the victim who was staying with him at the home and owned the Pit Bull was standing near the body jumping on him and ordering the pit bull to attack him - Police were met by the very aggressive pit and they shot it to gain access to the victim - The woman was traumatized by the attack and was taken to a hospital for observation - The victim had bites on his head and face but autopsies will be conducted on both the victim and the dog - The woman was arrested for using a pit bull as a weapon against the man.

4) 1-25 - Julian Connell - 26 days old - Lafayette IN - It was reported that the infant was in a bedroom and the pit bull began fighting the beagle - apparently in the same room - a teenage brother managed to take the beagle out but later returned and the pit bull was standing over the baby that had injuries to head and neck - The teenage brother called 911 - It appears the mother was in the home at the time. 

5) 1-30 - Harvey J. Harmon - 76 - Attala County MS - The elderly man was in his wheelchair in the yard when 4 dogs said to be pit bulls attacked him dragging him from the chair and killing him - Two of the pits belonged to his nephew who lived with him and two appeared to be strays that hung out around them - Three of them were put down immediately and one was said to have escaped. 

6) - 2-10 -  STERLING VER MEER  5 - Oro Grande CA - He was killed by the family pit bull  named 'Thor' that was 12-years-old and it was reported that the male pit had been with the family since it was a puppy - It was first reported that the monster killed the child in a room in the house but later reports showed an outside shed-type building a few feet from the house where the dog was kept.


7) 2-11 - DEVIN WHITE - 25 - Plainfield IL - 4 people were injured in this attack by a family pit bull on Saturday, Feb 8 - Devin White was taken to a hospital with severe arm injuries and then transferred to another hospital where he died on 10th of February.

8) 2-23 - LEE ALVIN BECHAM - 76 - CRAWFORD COUNTY GA - He was found dead in his own front yard covered in bite marks - Neighbors say the neighborhood was having a problem with one neighbor's many pit bulls.

9) 2-28 - GERALDINE HAMLIN - 64 - SHREVEPORT LA - Her son returned home to find his 2 pit bulls standing over his mother who had severely injured arms - She died the next morning. 

10) 3-3 - JEAN DOVE - 60 - CHIPLEY WASHINGTON COUNTY FL - The disabled woman was a resident in the assisted  living home for about 15 years? - She was killed by a pack of dogs that lived on the property of the facility !!!

11) 3-9 Unidentified 2-year-old toddler - Portsmouth VA - Fatally mauled by a 1-year-old male "FAMILY"  pit bull -  Officers were called  and arrived at the home to find a baby with Life-Threatening injuries who later died at the hospital - The pit bull was taken by animal control.  




PENDING: 

2-18 - COREY GODSEY - 13 - KNOTT COUNTY KY - the child was attacked and killed on a steep hillside in rural eastern Kentuckyand was finally found on a cold, dark and rainy night, it was first said that it was a dog attack or canine attack - The Medical Examiners have now said the cause of death was consistent with an animal attack but the type of animal has not been confirmed.  


 DEATH INDIRECTLY CAUSED BY DOG ATTACK:

1) 2-6 - Unidentified Pit Bull Owner - A man trying to escape his 2 pit bulls attacking him in his home was killed when a neighbor hearing the commotion grabbed his crossbow and ran to shoot at the dogs but inadvertently shot the pit bull owner instead killing him. 



Monday, March 9, 2020

LEAGUE CITY TX - A PIT BULL AND A MIXED BREED DOG PICKED UP FOR RUNNING LOOSE ...THEN LET GO TO THE DOG OWNER ATTACKED AN 81-YEAR-OLD WOMAN AND HER DOG THE VERY NEXT DAY

A pit bull is in police custody and facing euthanasia after an 81-year-old woman and her pet dog were injured during an attack Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Police at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday responded to a reported dog attack in the 1000 block of Newport Boulevard and found the woman and her dog with injuries, said John Griffith, a spokesman for the League City Police Department.
Witnesses told police two dogs, A PIT BULL AND A MIXED-BREED DOG,  were loose in the area as the woman was walking her dog. The witnesses said the loose dogs attacked the woman’s dog, Griffith said. The woman fell to the ground during the attack and the pit bull then turned on her.
The woman received non-life-threatening injuries on both arms and a leg, Griffith said.
The woman’s dog was also injured but was released from the veterinarian’s office Wednesday, Griffith said.
A call to the victim’s phone went unreturned as of deadline Wednesday.
City animal control officers caught both of the loose dogs and cited the owner, Chester Gschwind, for the dogs being at large, not having rabies vaccination or city tags, Griffith said.
All three fines combined amount to about $575.
Animal Control Employees had found the PIT BULL AND MIXED-BREED DOG loose Monday......, the day before the attack, and picked them up, Griffith said.  The owner came and asked for their release later that day.
The pit bull will remain under a 10-day quarantine required by law for rabies observation, Griffith said.
Representatives with animal services will also investigate the attack, which will include speaking with the victim, witnesses and pet owner, before making a decision about whether the animal is dangerous and should be euthanized, Griffith said.
Under Texas law, a dog is considered dangerous if it makes an unprovoked attack on a person that causes injury or death.
Once officials make a determination, the case will go before a Justice of the Peace court judge for a ruling, unless the owner agrees to have the dog put down before a judge hears the case.
Police department officials don’t have statistics about how many dog attacks they’ve investigated, but League City has seen some high-profile incidents in recent years, Griffith said.
Officers, for instance, in 2014 shot and killed a pit bull that mauled a 2-year-old girl and injured the girl’s mother, Griffith said.
https://www.galvnews.com/news/free/article_5699a7b4-a5ec-5041-a212-37a8ab4c4f45.html?fbclid=IwAR1P2O-CsKRlzvKxs6VK5Y3dIoAf4UCR2-wSQw7EnhkLqEi1DvMkQ8M1pDo
https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/bayarea/news/article/League-City-dog-attack-elderly-woman-injured-15104278.php

BUFFALO NY - A PERSON WHO WAS "PIT SITTING" BROUGHT A PIT BULL ONTO THE BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE CAMPUS WHERE 2 STUDENTS WERE TAKING PART IN A DANCE PRACTICE... THE PIT BROKE ITS RESTRAINT AND ATTACKED TWO STUDENTS ...ONE IN HOSPITAL IN SERIOUS CONDITION




Buffalo State College Police are investigating an incident where two college students were attacked by a PIT BULL Sunday afternoon.
The students were inside Buckham Hall taking part in a dance practice for a performance on Friday when a spectator came in with a pit bull dog.
“The dog was leashed but broke away from the restraint, the person who brought the dog to campus was not the owner,” said Peter Carey Buffalo State College police chief. “The owner was out of town and this person was watching the dog, so we don’t know how much he knew of the dog’s behavior or the dog’s background.”
One of the students was treated and released, the other is in ECMC recovering from serious injuries. The dog was taken by the city of Buffalo animal control. The incident is under investigation.
Carey says animals are not allowed in state buildings with few exceptions.
“In New York State, there’s the New York State Code of Rules and Regulations, which prohibits animals in all state buildings, there are exceptions for service dogs and police dogs,” he said.  “And, in this it would clearly be the dog being in the building was in violation of that state law, because we have no information that it was a service dog, therapy dog or a comfort dog.”

https://www.wivb.com/news/vicious-on-campus-pit-bull-attack-sends-two-college-students-to-hospital/?fbclid=IwAR1Fwp4UZRCH1hDD1HEeLhCSdgjtT_q6xQIXFWJis4qb5k8qtNkiM5fgtgs



Friday, March 6, 2020

WASHINGTON COUNTY FL - A PACK OF DOGS FATALLY MAULED A RESIDENT OF HOME SWEET HOME, AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY NEAR CHIPLEY


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Fla. (PRESS RELEASE) - A resident of Home Sweet Home, an assisted living facility in Washington County, died after being mauled by a pack of dogs earlier this week.
Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call in reference to a dog attack just after 4 p.m., Tuesday afternoon. Upon arrival, deputies found the victim severely injured on the side yard of an adjoining property.
EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries.
The investigation, still in its early stages, has led investigators to evidence indicating THE FIVE DOGS  responsible for this attack lived on the property of the group home. The dogs have since been removed from the property by the Washington County Animal Control.
“This investigation remains ongoing, and we are working diligently with the Department of Health and all other assisting agencies to ensure the future safety of the residents of this facility, as well as all other assisted living facilities within our county,” said Sheriff Crews.



WOMAN KILLED IN DOG ATTACK

WASHINGTON COUNTY - A resident of Home Sweet Home, an assisted living facility in Washington County, died after being mauled by a pack of dogs earlier this week.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call in reference to a dog attack just after 4 p.m., Tuesday afternoon. Upon arrival, deputies found the victim severely injured on the side yard of an adjoining property.

EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries.

The investigation, still in its early stages, has led investigators to evidence indicating THE FIVE DOGS  responsible for this attack lived on the property of the group home. The dogs have since been removed from the property by the Washington County Animal Control.

“This investigation remains ongoing, and we are working diligently with the Department of Health and all other assisting agencies to ensure the future safety of the residents of this facility, as well as all other assisted living facilities within our county,” said Sheriff Crews.





2020 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 10  (7 adults + 3 children )

PIT BULL - 8
PACK OF DOGS - 2

CA - 1 (6)
FL - 1 (10
GA - 1 (8)
IL - 1 (7)
IN - 1 (4)
KY - 1 (1)
LA - 1 (9)
MS - 1 (5)
NM - 1 (2)
OH - 1 (3)

Pack of  5 Dogs kept at assisted living facility killed patient
Son's Pits Killed his Mother in their home
Neighbor's pack of Pits Killed man in his own yard
Family Pit Killed Man, 26, in home
Family Pit Killed 5-yr-old in home
Family's Pit Killed Infant in Bedroom
Friend's Pit Killed Man in his own Yard
Relative's Pit Killed Elderly Man Sitting in Wheelchair in yard
Parent's Pit Killed 4 month old with Mother Sleeping in same room
Pack of Dogs on Indian Reservation Killed Woman Walking on the Street 

1)  1-8 - Kay Torres - 52 - Taos Pueblo NM - Mauled to death by a Pack of Dogs mid morning on Wednesday, January 8 - The longtime teacher's backpack was found in the street and the dogs were standing over her - She had many dog bites to her body.

2) 1-9 - McKenzie Terwell - 4 months old - Dayton OH - The father returned home to find the infant on the floor not breathing - He  told the dispatcher that a family member was supposed to be watching the child - The child bled to death  -  A neighbor said that they had seen 3 to 4 pit bulls in the yard this summer - Reports say she was attacked by 1 pit and it was ruled "AN ACCIDENT - However, now they are reporting that the mother was asleep on the couch and had taken prescription drugs and did not hear the dog kill the baby.

3) 1-10 - Donald W. Abner - 55 -  Conway, Rockcastle County KY -  Police were called around 3:40am on Friday morning by neighbors who said there was a commotion in a yard nearby - One article reported that a girl friend of the victim who was staying with him at the home and owned the Pit Bull was standing near the body jumping on him and ordering the pit bull to attack him - Police were met by the very aggressive pit and they shot it to gain access to the victim - The woman was traumatized by the attack and was taken to a hospital for observation - The victim had bites on his head and face but autopsies will be conducted on both the victim and the dog - The woman was arrested for using a pit bull as a weapon against the man.

4) 1-25 - Julian Connell - 26 days old - Lafayette IN - It was reported that the infant was in a bedroom and the pit bull began fighting the beagle - apparently in the same room - a teenage brother managed to take the beagle out but later returned and the pit bull was standing over the baby that had injuries to head and neck - The teenage brother called 911 - It appears the mother was in the home at the time. 

5) 1-30 - Harvey J. Harmon - 76 - Attala County MS - The elderly man was in his wheelchair in the yard when 4 dogs said to be pit bulls attacked him dragging him from the chair and killing him - Two of the pits belonged to his nephew who lived with him and two appeared to be strays that hung out around them - Three of them were put down immediately and one was said to have escaped. 

6) - 2-10 -  STERLING VER MEER  5 - Oro Grande CA - He was killed by the family pit bull  named 'Thor' that was 12-years-old and it was reported that the male pit had been with the family since it was a puppy - It was first reported that the monster killed the child in a room in the house but later reports showed an outside shed-type building a few feet from the house where the dog was kept.


7) 2-11 - DEVIN WHITE - 25 - Plainfield IL - 4 people were injured in this attack by a family pit bull on Saturday, Feb 8 - Devin White was taken to a hospital with severe arm injuries and then transferred to another hospital where he died on 10th of February.

8) 2-23 - LEE ALVIN BECHAM - 76 - CRAWFORD COUNTY GA - He was found dead in his own front yard covered in bite marks - Neighbors say the neighborhood was having a problem with one neighbor's many pit bulls.

9) 2-28 - GERALDINE HAMLIN - 64 - SHREVEPORT LA - Her son returned home to find his 2 pit bulls standing over his mother who had severely injured arms - She died the next morning. 

10) 3-3 - JEAN DOVE - 60 - CHIPLEY WASHINGTON COUNTY FL - The disabled woman was a resident in the assisted  living home for about 15 years? - She was killed by a pack of dogs that lived on the property of the facility !!!




PENDING: 

2-18 - COREY GODSEY - 13 - KNOTT COUNTY KY - the child was attacked and killed on a steep hillside in rural eastern Kentuckyand was finally found on a cold, dark and rainy night, it was first said that it was a dog attack or canine attack - The Medical Examiners have now said the cause of death was consistent with an animal attack but the type of animal has not been confirmed.  


 DEATH INDIRECTLY CAUSED BY DOG ATTACK:

1) 2-6 - Unidentified Pit Bull Owner - A man trying to escape his 2 pit bulls attacking him in his home was killed when a neighbor hearing the commotion grabbed his crossbow and ran to shoot at the dogs but inadvertently shot the pit bull owner instead killing him. 

Thursday, March 5, 2020

TOMBALL, HARRIS COUNTY TX - A STRAY PIT BULL WAS ALLOWED TO COME INTO A CARE FACILITY FOR ALZHEIMER'S PATIENTS ... A CAMERA CAUGHT THE PIT ATTACKING A WOMAN!

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT




 Horrifying suveillance camera footage shows the moment a 92 year-old Alzheimer’s patient was mauled by A STRAY PIT BULL 

Norma Graves was savaged by the dog twice last month at the Village Green Alzheimer’s Care Home in Tomball, Texas. One disturbing clip shows Graves petting the pit bull, which was informally ‘adopted’ by staff at the center. It can be seen rearing back, prompting Graves to step away. She then begins petting the dog again, only for it to jump up and snap at her face, then knock her to the ground. The dog then gets back onto the couch, with a care home employee seen rushing over to help Graves before the clip finishes.

Graves’ family has now hired attorney Mike Kerensky to sue Village Green, with the lawyer claiming the dog also bit another resident. He explained that his client has Alzheimer’s which has reduced her mental capacities to those of a three year-old, but that she still loves dogs.

Kerensky said: ‘She loves dogs. We all do. This isn’t the dog’s fault. ‘Dogs who are allowed into facilities like this need special training because for a dog to interpret the actions of people who have Alzheimer’s is very difficult. ‘It scares them. They don’t understand what to do, and that’s probably why this dog attacked Norma.’ After the attack, the dog is said to have gone missing for a week, instead of being put into quarantine. Kerensky wants the animal to be tested so that it can be cared for and rehomed if possible. He told KTRK: ‘Two things: One is justice for Norma. ‘The second thing is somehow get the owners of this facility to understand that if you’re going to use dogs for companions, therapy, support, they have to be properly trained. ‘They have to be properly supervised, and you have to do it the right way. ‘You just can’t take a stray off the side of the street and put it in a home.’ Graves has since been moved from the home. A spokesman for the home has yet to comment on the lawsuit filed against them.