Friday, December 7, 2018
MELBOURNE FL - 3-YEAR-OLD ALYSSA BARTOLOTTA WAS GOING TO THE PARK WITH HER AUNT WHEN THEY STOPPED TO TALK TO A PERSON ON A FRONT PORCH ...A DOG RAN OUT AND TRIED TO RIP HER HEAD OFF!!!
A toddler from Port St. Lucie is recovering in the hospital after being attacked by a dog Wednesday. Three-year-old Alyssa Bartolotta was with her Aunt, Francine Delvalle, in Melbourne for the day while her dad was at work as a barber back home.
COWICHE WA - 4 PIT BULLS FATALLY MAULED A BELOVED HORSE "PINEAWAY"...THE MEAT GRINDERS ATE HER THROAT OUT, BROKE OFF BOTH FRONT FEET AND TORE HER HIDE OFF
Bill Haney says despite witnessing FOUR PIT BULLS attacking his horse of 23years, he made the decision not to shoot. "I didn't wanna shoot ‘em. I’m an animal lover," said Haney.
He recalls memories of last night’s vicious attack. He says he heard a lot of thrashing going on in his yard on Track Road in Cowiche, and that’s when he ran outside to check on his horse Pineaway, and her daughter 18-year-old Blossom.
"There was four pit bulls up on top of her and I ran them off, went back to the house and got a gun, went back with a gun, and they were back on her, eating on her again, and she was still alive," said Haney.
After he managed to scare them off, the condition in which they left Pineaway didn't look good.
"BOTH FRONT FEET WERE BROKE OFF AND HER THROAT WAS JUST ABOUT GONE, AND LACERATIONS, MOST THE HIDE OFF HER LEG, AND THEY REALLY DID A JOB ON HER AND DID IT QUICK," HE SAID.
Haney says Blossom walked away with a few gashes on her muzzle, but a veterinarian euthanized her mom to put her out of her misery. "She kept bawlin' and scrawlin' for her mom, and her mom’s laying down there dying, and still talking to her daughter. It was very sad, and a very bloody, gory mess," he said.
He says this isn't the first time those particular pit bulls have attacked his horses, but this is the first time the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office says they've been called out to this area for this reason. Deputies responded to last night's incident and say there was evidence of blood on the pit bulls faces and paws, linking them to the attack.
Public Information Officer Casey Schilperoort says the dogs owners have been cooperative and because of this attack, the owners have made a decision. "The owners of the pit bulls decided they were going to euthanize the dogs, so that it doesn’t happen again," said Schilperoort.
According to the Yakima County Dangerous Dog Ordinance, any dog that bites, causes severe injury, or kills any domestic animal or livestock will be classified as engaging in Level 5 behavior. And the owners in this case will be fined $500 for each dog and face up to 90 days of jail time, but they are not forced to euthanize their dogs.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
COLUMBUS, DELAWARE COUNTY OH - "FOR SOME REASON" 3 PIT BULLS WERE LET OUT OF A CONDO OF-LEASH AND IMMEDIATELY FOUND SOMETHING TO KILL...A SWEET YORKIE BEING WALKED BY ITS OWNER
GAHANNA, FRANKLIN COUNTY OH - 3 PIT BULLS "SOMEHOW" BROKE OUT OF THEIR ENCLOSED BACKYARD AND THROUGH A NEIGHBOR'S FENCE ...THEN ENTERED THE NEIGHBOR'S PATIO DOOR INTO THEIR HOME AND KILLED THEIR 2 BELOVED SHETLAND SHEEP DOGS!!!
Franklin County Animal Control will ask a judge to THREE PIT BULL MIXES as "dangerous dogs," after a horrifying attack that left two Shetland sheep dogs dead in their own home Friday. Gahanna Police said in a report filed on Friday that the pit-mixes, living at a home on Howland Drive, broke out of their enclosed backyard and through a neighbor's fence, then pawed a patio door handle open.
Once inside the neighboring home, the dogs apparently cornered two Shelties and mauled them, leaving one dog dead and the other suffering from a broken back and ribs. The second dog was euthanized a short time later.
The homeowners were away at the time. A caretaker discovered the mauled pets and notified the owners.
Both police and animal control officers have been investigating the case through the weekend, and issued charges for loose dogs Monday, as well as notifying the pitbull owners that their dogs would be petitioned as "dangerous dogs" in Franklin County Court. The pitbull owners will have several weeks to respond and potentially challenge the designation. Neighbors in the Howland Drive area say they're very uncomfortable having the confirmed killer dogs in their neighborhood, with dozens of other pets and small children running around.
The owners of the deceased Shelties said that a "dangerous" label is not enough to make anyone feel safe. I think these dogs are vicious, and I don’t think they can be controlled," said Lisa Brosnahan. "(The owners) haven’t controlled them. I think they should be destroyed, and I don't say that lightly."
The pitbulls owners did not respond to a reporter at their front door Monday, instead walking away and shutting off indoor lights.If a judge approves the "dangerous" designation, the offending dogs will have to be leashed at all times outdoors, and a "Dangerous Dog" sign will be planted in the front yard.
It would take an attack on a human, or several more animal attacks, for the dogs to be removed and possibly euthanized, according to Franklin County Animal Control director Kay Dixon.
ELKO, ELKO COUNTY NV - 2 PIT BULLS "SOMEHOW" GOT LOOSE AND BEGAN MAULING A NEIGHBOR'S CHOW ...A FAMILY MEMBER ATTEMPTED TO FIGHT THEM OFF WHILE HOLDING A BABY IN HER ARMS BUT THE CHOW DIED!!!
CENTRAL POINT, JACKSON COUNTY OR - DIANA SANDERS, 52, WAS VICIOUSLY MAULED BY A PIT BULL SHE WAS CARING FOR - POSSIBLE LOSS OF LEFT ARM!!!
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA - A NEIGHBOR'S GATE "SOMEHOW" GOT LEFT OPEN ...2 ROTTWEILERS GOT OUT AND FATALLY MAULED 6-YEAR-OLD URIEL OCKHUIS WHO WAS PLAYING WITH HIS FRIENDS
Monday, December 3, 2018
WINSTON-SALEM NC - 11 DOGS RUNNING LOOSE AND 4 DESCRIBED AS PIT MIXES ATTACKED A WOMAN IN HER 60'S AS SHE WAS WALKING DOWN THE SIDEWALK ...CAUGHT ON SURVEILLANCE CAMERA!
A woman is in the hospital after being attacked by four dogs while walking down a Winston-Salem sidewalk Monday morning.
Forsyth County Animal Control said the woman – who is in her 60s – was attacked on East Sprague Street, near Peachtree Street, around 9:30 a.m.
A neighbor ran outside after hearing the woman’s pleas for help and was able to scare the dogs off.
“I saw the lady laid down in my driveway,” said the neighbor, who didn’t want to be identified. “She was screaming.”
The victim had bite wounds to her head, leg and arm, she said.
Animal control confirmed the woman had been bitten on her head and extremities. She was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
“I saw two or three injuries very deeply,” the neighbor said. “I saw almost the bone.”
Animal control added that there were 11 dogs running loose at the time, from a home at 1213 E. Sprague St. Six of those were puppies and were not involved in the attack.
Five large PIT BULL MIXES were in the immediate area of the attack but one did not engage the victim, investigators say.
The man living at 1213 E. Sprague St. told FOX8 he only owns one of the dogs and the rest are strays.
“This is not the first time that this happened. Especially with the mailman. It happen[s] very frequently. So, that’s one reason why I, and some neighbors around this neighborhood, don’t want to walk around anymore,” the neighbor said.
Animal control says this is the first time they have dealt with the dogs in question. They will be deemed dangerous.
The incident is still under investigation. Charges and fines are pending.
This incident happened about a half-mile away from Hanes Magnet School, where an 11-year-old was attacked by a dog last week.