Thursday, May 24, 2018

LAKEMONT, BLAIR COUNTY PA - GAUGE ALLEN ECKENRODE, 6, WAS FATALLY MAULED BY THE FAMILY PIT BULL



https://www.gofundme.com/gauge-allen-eckenrode



The Blair County Coroner tells WTAJ at 6:18 Thursday night, a 6 year old boy in Lakemont, Blair County was killed by 

                                            THE FAMILY PIT BULL.


Logan Township Police are investigating. The boy was killed by blunt force trauma at the home along Gesser Avenue.

The boy went to Baker Elementary School. Counselors there have been called in to help students and staff Friday. WTAJ is currently withholding the name of the child out of respect for the family's wishes.

Coroner Patty Ross wanted to thank the staff at UPMC for their compassion during this difficult time.


http://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/local-6-yr-old-boy-killed-by-dog/1197521823

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A 6-year-old boy is dead after a dog attack in Lake­mont.
Rick Vaughan, a friend of the boy’s family who lives a few blocks away, said the boy died after the family dog attacked him just before 6 p.m. Thursday at a home on Gesser Avenue.
Vaughan spoke on behalf of the family and said the boy’s father was cutting grass, heard the mother screaming and rushed to find “the dog on the boy.”
Vaughan said the father “did what he had to” to get the dog off the child.
“It was already too late,” Vaughan said. Vaughan said he has known the boy’s father since they were young kids.
“His mother is taking it very, very hard,” the 32-year-old Vaughan said. “He passed away in her arms.”
The dog that mauled the boy is dead, and the family asked police to take a second dog.
Logan Township police remained at the home on Gesser Avenue late Thurs­day and have not released the boy’s name.

Blair County Coroner Patricia Ross said the boy died of blunt-force trauma in the dog attack.

http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2018/05/child-6-killed-in-dog-attack/




2018 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 9  (5 children - 4 adults)


PIT BULL - 5 (KY, LA,OK, MS, PA)
PIT BULL AND 6 OTHER DOGS (7 DOGS) OK - 1 
PIT BULL MIX - 1 (MO)
WOLF/MALAMUTE MIX - 1  (VA)
3 DOGS IN HOME - ROTTWEILER, LABRADOR OR TERRIER - CA - 1

CA - 1
KY - 1
LA - 1
MS - 1
MO - 1
OK - 2
PA - 1
VA - 1


BOARDING PIT KILLED KENNEL WORKER - 1
ADOPTED PIT KILLED CHILD - 1
FAMILY PIT KILLED CHILD - 1
FAMILY PIT KILLED OWNER - 1
NEIGHBOR'S 2 PITS KILLED ELDERLY PERSON WALKING - 1
NEIGHBOR'S PIT + 6 MORE DOGS KILLED WOMAN - 1
BABYSITTER'S PIT MIX KILLED 13 MO OLD GIRL - 1
FAMILY  WOLF/MALAMUTE MIX KILLED 8-DAY-OLD INFANT - 1
FAMILY DOG KILLED INFANT - 1 

1)  1-9 - LAURA WILLIAMS RAY - 50's - BROWNSVILLE QUACHITA PARISH LA - She died from injuries after a pit bull mauled her at the Happy Hounds pet boarding facility where she worked - A FB friend said she was cleaning a kennel around 11pm when the 50 pound pit attacked her -  The owner had signed a form for the pit saying it was not aggressive and had never shown aggression - She was the mother of 4 children.

2) 1-15 - RYLEE MARIE DODGE - 3 - DUNCAN OK - Officers responded to a call of a child being attacked by a dog inside a home - The pit bull had been given to the child's father by a friend about 5 days previous and was being kept at his mother's house in a fence that went around the front yard - The young father said in a video that he had left the child with his mother to go visit his brother for about 20 minutes when he received a call about the attack - He rushed back home to find his mother laying on the pit bull to try and keep it from continuing to attack his daughter - He said that the child opened the door and the pit bull rushed in and began the attack and that there was blood all through the house - His mother was injured from trying to keep the dog off his daughter.  

3) 2-15 - DAVID G. BROWN - 46 - OWENSBORO KY - At least 3 dogs were living at the home - one of the dogs tried to attack responding officers and was shot and killed - Comments on Facebook from witnesses are calling the maulers  PIT BULLS - They are saying that 2 of the 3 meat grinders were involved in the attack - Apparently the victims Pits were fighting and they intervened to try and separate them - His wife Dana was injured and he died  "from a heart attack due to complications from the injuries of the dog attack".


4) 3-7 - UNIDENTIFIED 8-DAY-OLD INFANT GIRL -  LEE COUNTY VA - Sheriff Gary Parsons confirmed that about 11:46am Wednesday a large Shepherd type dog mauled an 8-day-old girl in her bassinet and she suffered extensive injuries to her upper body - A family member  first drove her to Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap - From there she was taken to Kingsport and then flown to UT Medical Center where she died about 4pm - Another news report said the dog was a "Mixed Breed - Then the final word came that the animal that killed the 8-day-old infant in her bassinet was a male 3/1/2 year old WOLF/MALAMUTE MIX. 

5) 3-9 - LOXLI WILLOW CHAVEZ - 13 MONTH OLD GIRL - CAPE GIRARDEAU MISSOURI - Babysitter's  male Pit Bull Mix said to be around 40 pounds mauled the toddler to death - Cape Girardeau Police Facebook comments are about the only information coming out - Even the gofundme site tells us nothing but the baby's name.



6) 5-5 - GAIA NOVA - 3 MONTHS - SHERMAN OAKS AREA OF LOS ANGELES CA - A grandmother was caring for the infant when she was mauled on her head - It was reported that she went to make a bottle for the baby and one of the 3 family dogs got to her - The dogs are said to be a ROTTWEILER,  a LABRADOR, and a 10 POUND TERRIER - No word yet on which dog attacked the baby.

7) 5 -10/11 - TRACY GARCIA - 52 - CARTER COUNTY OK - Neighbor's 7 dogs - A pit bull and 6 other smaller mixed dogs mauled the woman in her own yard .... 

8) 5-16 - GEORGIA RUTH MORGAN - 75 - GULFPORT MS - The elderly woman often walked and picked up cans for money to donate to her church - A neighbor's 2 pit bulls mauled her when she opened the dilapidated fence gate and she was dead before officers arrived.

9) 5-24 - GUAGE ALLEN ECKENRODE -  6-  LAKEMONT BLAIR CO PA - THE FAMILY PIT BULL - 

PAMPA TX - A "FAMILY DOG" MAULED A 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL, SONIA, CAUSING HORRIFIC INJURIES TO HER FACE, NECK AND EYES - SHE WAS AIR LIFTED TO OKLAHOMA CITY

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Wednesday, May 16th 2018
A Pampa child has been hospitalized after being attacked by the family dog.
According to authorities, the Pampa Police Department, along with Pampa EMS and Pampa Fire Department were dispatched to the 300 block of S. Canadian on Tuesday at about 5:40 p.m. for a child that had been attacked by a dog. The child was stabilized and eventually transported by air to Oklahoma City for treatment.
It is believed the animal in question is a family pet of the victim's family. The animal is now in custody of Pampa Animal Services.
Pampa PD and Animal Services are investigating the circumstances leading up to the attack.

As many of you may know Sonia (4yr old)was attacked by the family dog on Tuesday 5/15/2018. She was flown to OSU Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. She has undergone several surgeries so far and has many more to come. She has a long road to recovery and the family is not able to cover the medical, travel, and other needs as Sonia recovers. Any amount of donations is very appreciated as well as thought so and prayers.
Prayers for Sonia

DETROIT MI - A PIT BULL MAULED A 3-YEAR-OLD GIRL THAT WAS WALKING WITH HER GRANDPARENTS

A 3-year-old girl is recovering after being injured in a dog mauling Wednesday evening on Detroit's west side, police said. 

The dog mauling took place about 6:10 p.m. on the 2400 block of West Euclid, said Dontae Freeman, a Detroit police spokesman. The area is south of Clairmont and west of Linwood.

The girl was walking on West Euclid with her grandparents when the dog, which is believed to be a PIT BULL, charged her and bit her on her head and right leg. After being transported to an area hospital, the girl was listed in stable condition.The dog in question was turned over to animal control, Freeman said. 

There is no information on whether its owner, a 43-year-old woman, was cited or arrested.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2018/05/24/police-girl-3-mauled-dog-detroit/640382002/


CALIFORNIA CITY, KERN COUNTY CA - A MAN SUFFERED SERIOUS INJURIES AFTER BEING MAULED BY A FAMILY DOG DESCRIBED AS A PIT BULL


Man Airlifted to Hospital After Being Mauled by a Family Pit Bull
A man suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to a local hospital after he was attacked by dog Thursday morning.
Animal Control, Cal City police and paramedics responded to a report of a dog attack in the 8600 block of S. Loop Blvd around 10:30 a.m. The victim needed to be airlifted to local hospital due to serious injuries, according to Cal City police.
An animal control officer had to tranquilize the dog to capture it. The dog was described as a  PIT BULL  and "family dog," according to police.
Cal City says the incident is being investigated by the city's animal control department.

Cal City is located in Southeast Kern County, near Edwards Air Force Base.

http://www.kget.com/news/pit-bull-tranquilized-by-police-after-mauling-cal-city-man/1196875240

https://247headline.com/man-airlifted-to-hospital-after-being-mauled-by-a-family-pit-bull/


CALGARY AB CANADA - AN 11-MONTH-OLD PIT BULL "SOMEHOW" ESCAPED ITS YARD AND ATTACKED A WOMAN WHO WAS WALKING CAUSING SERIOUS INJURIES


An 11-month-old  PIT BULL  has been seized by the City of Calgary’s Community Standards department after a woman was taken to hospital Wednesday with multiple dog bites.
EMS said the call came in around 8:10 a.m. for reports of a possible animal bite in the 80-block of Abergale Close N.E.
A spokesperson with the city said the woman was walking down a back alley when the dog escaped from its yard and attacked her.
Calgary bylaw officers are investigating after a dog bit a woman in Calgary Wednesday.
The 32-year-old woman was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries after being bitten several times, police said.
The owner of the dog was cooperating with the investigation, the city said Wednesday afternoon.
Bylaw officers continue to investigate and the city said more details should be available in the coming days.

GREENVILLE COUNTY SC - A BOY WAS ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL WHILE GETTING OFF THE SCHOOL BUS

Scene on Thompson Drive (May 24, 2018/FOX Carolina)
An 11-year-old boy suffered nine dog bites to his leg when a neighbor's  PIT BULL  attacked him after he got off a school bus in Greenville, his mother said.  Evan Schroll underwent surgery for the dog bites and could need more surgery, his mother, Amanda Duvall, said.
The attack happened around 3:30 p.m. outside of the boy's home on Thompson Drive in Greenville. Duvall, who is an emergency medical technician, received the call as she was leaving work."My phone started ringing and he was just frantic," she said. 
Duvall is now focusing on her son's recovery, which includes rabies treatments. She said it will take 10 days to determine if the dog has rabies, but she has decided to start the treatment now. The series of  shots would cost tens of thousands of dollars, Duvall said.  





































































































































































































































































The dog's owner has been cited for dog at large and not having rabies tags, county spokesperson Bob Mihalic said. Animal control has custody of the dog and will consider the severity of the child's injuries to determine if the dog will be seized.  Duvall says she is concerned about her son's safety if the dog returns to the neighborhood. 

































































































































https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/2018/05/25/pit-bull-attack-greenville-sc/643831002/