Sunday, February 25, 2018

CLINTON IA - A HOMEOWNER CALLED POLICE FOR HELP WHEN THE PIT BULLS IN HER HOME BEGAN FIGHTING AND "THEY" WERE UNABLE TO CONTROL THEM .. RESCUERS FOUND 9 BLOODY PITS WITH 1 DEAD IN THE GARBAGE .. NO WATER, POWER, OR HEAT - CAN THE DRUGS GUNS AND CRIME BE FAR AWAY? WAITING FOR THE WHOLE STORY!



Update:

Officers from the Clinton Police Department charged Teresa Muhs with nine counts of animal neglect Friday, February 23.
According to the department, Muhs is the owner of some of the 9 pit bulls found, covered in feces and blood on the northern part of the city.
This incident is still under investigation, and additional charges are pending.
Original Story:
CLINTON, Iowa -Rescuers spent hours rounding up "shaking, screeching, crying" bloody pit bulls on February 21 after a reported dog fight turned deadly.
Police say they responded to a home on 4th Avenue North just after 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21. They say the humane society requested help after a homeowner allowed rescuers into a house to remove dogs.
Animals Rescued:
One pit bull was found dead in a trash can, eight others taken into the arms of community members ready to help take them to safety.
"I hope I never (have to see this) again, it was very, very heart-breaking. Absolutely heart-breaking," said Jennifer Gerdes, Operations Manager of the Clinton Humane Society.
In a press release, police said the homeowner claimed to have called for help when the dogs started fighting because they were unable to control the dogs.
Police said the homeowner claims one dog killed another dog.
Upon entering the home, police say there was no heat, no water, and no power.
"The conditions that those dogs were living in were pretty deplorable," said Gerdes. She said there was feces and that most of the dogs were covered in blood.
A local animal rescuer, Shai Lemke, who arrived on the scene shortly after police, said that she could hear dogs screeching, screaming and crying as she walked up to the house.
Lemke said about five or six rescuers spent about two hours rounding up bloody and scared pit bulls.
"It was a very slow process, it took a long time," said Lemke. "These dogs have probably never seen the light of day. They were scared."
Gerdes said the animals were in shock. "They weren't aggressive with us at all, they were very defeated."
She said the look on the dog's faces showed their appreciation. "They were very saddened and thankful that someone had found them and was on the mission to make them safe."
The incident remains under investigation by the Clinton Police Department and police say charges are pending in the case. In the meantime, these dogs need medical attention, and have a community ready to take action.
"I just know these dogs need a lot of help," said Jill Hayton of Clinton, Iowa. She dropped off donations at the Clinton Humane Society on Friday, February 23, and said that the thought of the way these animals were treated left her "mortified."
"I just cant believe someone would treat an animal that way, yet alone several animals," said Hayton.
Gerdes said the dogs are "alive and so far doing well, getting the treatment that they need."
Most of the dogs have substantial injuries, and a local vet has started to treat them. The shelter is now asking for monetary donations to help with the cost of treatment and medications.
The shelter says donations of food and toys are also always appreciated.
"We are taking great care of them, they are learning to trust us. They are starting to wag their tails, which is great news. They have all been bathed, they’re all safe, they’re warm, they’re dry, they’re fed."
http://wqad.com/2018/02/23/eight-dogs-rescued-one-found-dead-after-a-dog-fight-turned-deadly-in-clinton/


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CLINTON — The Clinton Police Department is investigating an incident that involved removing eight dogs from a Clinton house and finding a deceased dog at the residence. 
According to information from the Clinton Police, officers were dispatched to 422 Fourth Ave. North at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday to assist the Clinton Humane Society with the removal of Pit Bull dogs from the residence. 
Upon arrival, officers located nine dogs, with eight living and one dead. The residence was found to have no power, heat or water. An owner of the residence allowed the dogs to be removed from the house and taken to the Clinton Humane Society. 
The dogs were covered in feces and blood. The homeowner claimed the dogs were fighting inside the residence and she was unable to control them so she called for assistance. According to the homeowner, one dog was killed by another dog. 
According to property records, the deed holder for the property is Ihh/Big 12/Four Guys LLC, a Texas Limited Liability Co. The contract holder for the property is Teresa Muhs. 
No charges have been filed. The incident remains under investigation.
http://www.clintonherald.com/news/clinton-police-dogs-removed-from-home-covered-in-feces-blood/article_e749a0b0-18d5-11e8-8b96-ff68208b84be.html#tncms-source=article-nav-next

http://www.clintonherald.com/news/clinton-police-dogs-removed-from-home-covered-in-feces-blood/article_e749a0b0-18d5-11e8-8b96-ff68208b84be.html

http://www.ourquadcities.com/news/charges-filed-after-clinton-iowa-dog-rescue/990373412

Saturday, February 24, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI TX - A WOMAN WORKING AT AN ADULT VIDEO STORE SAW A PIT BULL TIED UP OUTSIDE THE STORE TANGLED UP IN ITS LEASH AND SHE WENT TO HELP IT .. IT ATTACKED HER!


One woman is recovering from serious injuries Wednesday morning after she was attacked by a PIT BULL MIX near I-37 outside of the Adult Video store.
According to Corpus Christi police, an employee of the store saw the dog tangled in its leash and tried to help the animal. That's when the dog attacked.
The woman suffered several serious injuries to her body and was rushed to Christus Spohn Shoreline Hospital.
Officers said the owner of the store left the dog outside the building while she went to work. Animal Control arrived at the location to take the dog and are working with police in the investigation.
The victim is expected to recover from her injuries.

CHARLOTTE NC - AN UNLEASHED PIT BULL ATTACKED A FOSTER DOG BEING WALKED ON A LEASH AND AS USUAL...THE NUTTER EVENTUALLY ARRIVED GOT HIS PIT AND "LEFT QUICKLY"



A Charlotte woman said an unleashed  PIT BULL  brutally attacked her foster dog on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway in uptown Wednesday afternoon.

CMPD Animal Care and Control is investigating and searching for the pit bull’s owner. The case has caused an outrage online and motivated a push for stricter leash laws.

“I started screaming for help I was just screaming out help, it's so terrifying this dog wouldn't stop and Bo’s looking at me like help me,” Christine Conway recalled, her voice breaking. She said a peaceful greenway walk with nine-year-old rescue mix, Bo, quickly turned into one of the scariest moments of her life.

“There was this dog just speeding at us,” Conway said. “He just started attacking Bo. I'm screaming out. My heart was just breaking because I was like, I can't stop this dog.”

She told NBC Charlotte the owner of the pit bull eventually arrived then quickly left with the dog. Bo had to be rushed to the emergency vet. He endured several hours of operations and had to have stitches.

To add insult to injury, Bo is a seven-year-old foster who was rescued from abuse several years ago. He was supposed to meet a potential new family this weekend but now it looks like that may not happen.

“Even for well-behaved dogs, people should get fined for having their dog off the leash, it's not fair,” Conway said. “Who's holding these people accountable?”

There is no statewide leash law, but in Mecklenburg County, if you're caught with an unleashed dog, you could face a fine of $50 dollars for a first offense.  But that's only if you're caught.   ****IF YOU'RE BUSTED FIVE TIMES, YOU COULD HAVE TO PAY UP TO $500 AND MAY EVEN HAVE TO SURRENDER YOUR PET. 

Bo’s story has inspired the neighborhood to send in formal requests for police to increase patrols near Little Sugar Creek Greenway and actively enforce leash laws.

“We're going to stand up, we're going to stand up and say, 'Hey this is not right.' We want to live somewhere where we can all live together and it's a safe environment,” Conway said.

As for Bo, he’s still waiting for a break, waiting for adoption through the South Charlotte Dog Rescue.




FORT MYERS BEACH, LEE COUNTY FL - A PIT BULL CHARGED UP AND TOOK A 7-MONTH-OLD DACHSHUND RIGHT OUT OF ITS OWNERS ARMS AND BEGAN ITS BITE HOLD AND SHAKE KILLING - THEN THE NUTTER TOOK HIS PIT, GOT ON HIS BOAT AND SPED AWAY!!!



A PIT BULL attacked a 7-month-old puppy Saturday. The pit bull's owner then placed the dog in his boat and left Fort Myers Beach.
The puppy's owner, Renee Boseman, filed a report with Lee County Animal Services. Boseman told the investigator she noticed the pit bull trot towards her and her dog. She instinctively picked up her dog, Dunkin, before the gray pit bull sprinted towards them.
"The dog came up and grabbed him and took him out of my arms," Boseman said. "The pit bull had him right around the neck and wouldn't let go."
Boseman tried to get the attacker off of her dog. She even used her bare hands and sustained scratches on both her arms. Boseman cried out for help and received assistance from others who were on the beach.
The group got the pit bull off of Dunkin when they poured cold water into the dog's eyes.
Boseman told the animal services agent the pit bull's owner gave her a fake name. Witnesses told the investigator the man placed his pet on a boat named Hot Rod and then sped away on it.
"We didn't get an apology or anything," Boseman said. "We would like to make sure other people are responsible and learn from this," she added.
Boseman and her husband informed the agent they wanted to seek damages from the attack. They were told by the animal services investigator that they would need to find the owner of the pit bull for a civil case.
The couple posted an ad on Craigslist with a photo of the man as he pushed his boat out into the water. They want someone who knows something to step forward.
"Really hoping that somebody who knows who he is can help us," Boseman said.

BELOIT, ROCK COUNTY WI - A PIT BULL "SOMEHOW" ESCAPED ITS HOME AND ATTACKED AN 8-YEAR-OLD GIRL

An 8-year-old girl was bitten by a PIT BULL  after it escaped a home Wednesday evening, according to Beloit police.
The girl was bitten on her ankle and face while she was in the 800 block of Grant Street, according to command staff. She was taken to Beloit Memorial Hospital and later to American Family Children's Hospital in Madison. The owner of the pit bull was issued two non-criminal, municipal citations for failure to vaccinate and allowing a dangerous animal to run at large, police said.
As of Friday the girl's condition remains unclear.

HOMOSASSA, CITRUS COUNTY FL - JESSICA CALHOUN, 20, WAS ATTACKED BY HER PIT BULL AS SHE WAS TALKING ON THE PHONE - AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL WITH BITE WOUNDS OVER HER BODY ESPECIALLY HER LEGS!







UPDATE: 2/24/2018, 1:05 P.M. – There are unconfirmed reports from several sources that say that doctors were unable to save the young victim’s leg. She continues to recover in a local trauma center but her exact condition is unknown.

It should also be noted that the Pit Bull pictured in this article is one that the victim was trying to re-home. It is not the actual Pit Bull that attacked her.

https://www.rnrfonline.com/vicious-pit-bull-attack-nearly-kills-young-woman-doctors-trying-to-save-her-leg/
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A Homosassa woman is recovering from severe dog bites after her own dog attacked her without warning or provocation.


According to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, deputies at about 11 a.m. on Thursday responded to a home off South Maxwell Point in Homosassa, where they found the homeowner, 20-year-old Jessica Calhoun, with serious bites on her body, especially her legs.
Calhoun and her boyfriend, Robert Guerra, told police their 4-year-old female PIT BULL TERRIER MIX  attacked Calhoun at home while she was on the phone. Guerra said the dog walked over to Calhoun, sniffed her clothes and then attacked her for no reason.
Due to the severity of her injuries, Calhoun was airlifted to a hospital and contact was made with the Florida Department of Health in case she contracted rabies, according to the sheriff’s office.
Calhoun surrendered ownership of her dog to the county and asked for it to be put down. Instead of monitoring the dog for 10 days to see if it had rabies, the county euthanized the dog and sent it to a state lab for more immediate testing.

BAKERSFIELD, KERN COUNTY CA - DEPUTIES WERE CALLED TO A RESIDENCE WHERE A BUNCH OF "MIXED-BREED DOGS" WERE ATTACKING 2 MEN - THEY HAD TO SHOOT 2 OF THE MEAT GRINDERS TO STOP THE ATTACK - THE MEN HAD 7 DOGS LIVING WITH THEM!!!

Deputies with the Kern County Sheriff's Office pulled the trigger on two dogs to stop a vicious attack in Southeast Bakersfield.
On Friday, around 11:00 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the 1100 block of Moore Street for a report of a vicious dog.
When deputies arrived, they saw TWO ADULT MALES BEING ATTACKED BY A GROUP OF FOUR  MIXED-BREED DOGS, according to KCSO. In order to stop the attack, deputies shot two of the dogs.
As a result, one dog was killed and one dog was shot in the leg, KCSO said.
Medical aid arrived and transported the victims to Kern Medical for treatment.
One person had minor dog bites on his hands and the second victim had significant injuries to both of his arms and legs, according to officials. 
Kern County Animal Control Officers arrived on scene a short while later and took custody of five dogs and the deceased dog.
There were a total of seven dogs living in the residence with the two victims, officials said. There were no other injuries.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Kern County Sheriff's Office at (661) 861-3110.

Friday, February 23, 2018

ROCK ISLAND IL - 3 DOGS : A PIT BULL, A GREAT DANE AND A MASTIFF ATTACKED A BELOVED DOG "MAX" AS HE WAS BEING WALKED AT THE CITY PARK - THE COUPLE THAT OWNED THE MAULERS TOOK THEM AND FLED!



A Rock Island rescue dog is recovering after a brutal attack by three other dogs in a city park.
And, the owner of the injured dog, named Max, says police and animal control need to find the other dogs' owners to make sure it doesn't happen again.
"He, (Max), got attacked savagely by a PIT BULL, a GREAT DANE, and a MASTIFF. Biting, fighting, they tore him apart," said Michael Mato, a longtime employee of the Blue Cat Brew Pub in Rock Island.
Max needed 65 staples and another ten stitches to close the wounds. He then developed an abscess, and required four different procedures by the veterinarian. The vet bill is approaching $2,000.
It happened in January at Hauberg Park.
"They are three aggressive dogs. They came running up, out of the blue" said Mato's room mate, Lance Adrian, who was in the park with Max.
"I hovered over Max and locked my arm down, and was able to put my body over him," Adrian said. The dogs did not go after him, only Max.
None of the dogs, including Max were on a leash.
A couple, the owners of the three dogs, fled the area after the attack, and did not report the incident to police.
"They took their dogs, and left like cowards," Mato said.
Mato and his room mate posted the incident on Facebook, and have received tips about the owners and the dogs, and have forward the information to Animal Control.
Police say it has been a month, but they are still investigating the incident, and say the owners have not been cited, adding the owners have not yet been positively identified.
Mato says there needs to be some action taken, before the dogs attack again.
"I don't want to see the dogs killed, I am a big dog lover. But, they have to be responsible for the way they raise their pets. My concern is if it would have been summer. It wouldn't have been my dog, it would have been somebody's kid. There's a playground there," Mato said.
"Max is a lover. You can see, he's the friendliest dog in the world. He doesn't know the difference between good and bad dogs. And, there are no bad dogs. There are bad owners," he said.