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Sunday, November 23, 2014

LINCOLNSHIRE ENGLAND - 2 DOGS THAT LOOKED LIKE STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIERS ATTACKED AN ELDERLY COUPLE AS THEY WALKED HOME FROM A FRIEND'S HOUSE



Pensioners John and Jane Perret were walking home along a riverside path after a night with friends when a snarling  STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER  on an extendable lead lurched out at them.  It went at Mrs. Perret knocking her down and sinking its teeth into her arm and began dragging her into the bush.

Witham Bank West, Boston, where Jane Perret was attacked by a dog. A gran suffered horrific injuries after she was viciously mauled by a devil dog who clamped its jaws around her arm and dragged her into a bush in front of her horrified husband.

Mr. Perret, 75, began prying the dog's jaws off his wife when the second dog with the same owner began attacking him.  The owner of the dogs finally brought them under control, but then gave a false name and address  before fleeing the scene in Boston, Lincolnshire.

Mr. Perret rushed his wife to Boston Pilgrim Hospital with a gaping wound to her arm and she received 7 stitches and they both got a tetanus shot. Both the Perrets are retired teachers and are very traumatized after this attack.  Police are looking for the owner and the dogs.  The Perrets feel the dogs should be put down because they could possibly kill someone if given enough time.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/grandmother-suffers-horrific-injuries-after-4672894

Saturday, November 22, 2014

PIT BULL EINSTEIN



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CORNWALL PA - VICTIM JOHN GERGLE SPEAKS AFTER CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST PIT BULL OWNER - "I AM NOT A HAPPY CAMPER. THIS IS A HELLUVA WAY TO SPEND THE REST OF MY RETIREMENT "

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The pit bull that attacked and injured an 82-year-old Palmyra man in June in Cornwall will be euthanized, and charges have been dropped against the owner, the Lebanon County district attorney said today.

The owner, Matthew M. Karinch of Cornwall, has agreed to euthanize his dog within a week and pay the medical expenses of John Gergle, who was injured, said Dave Arnold, Lebanon County district attorney.

"I feel this is as good a solution as there is," Arnold said. "I know this man was injured pretty severely - I have a lot of compassion for him. And I know the dog's owner, through his counsel, felt terrible about what happened," Arnold said.

The dog had been on a leash, but got away from Karinch, Arnold said, adding it was the first time the dog had attacked someone. "From his perspective, it was an accident," Arnold said of Karinch.

"It's unfortunate the dog has to be euthanized," Arnold said. "I don't think anybody walks away happy, but this is as fair as we can come up with."

Karinch, 43, of the 100 block of Cornwall Hills Drive, had been charged with having a dog with propensity to attack without provocation (harboring a dangerous dog) and failure to confine a dog, both summary offenses. The charges were withdrawn prior to the hearing scheduled on the offenses Tuesday morning.

Gergle said Tuesday he is still suffering the after-effects from the attack, has pain and has to walk with a cane.

"I am not a happy camper," he said.  He said he hasn't seen any agreement regarding the dog owner paying his medical bills, and hasn't received any payments to date.

Prior to the attack, Gergle, a former Lebanon Valley College baseball coach, said he had still been doing some free community coaching and umpiring, along with fishing, hunting and gardening.

"This is a helluva way to spend the rest of my life in retirement," Gergle said.

He said he is planning to file a civil lawsuit in connection with the attack.

Chief Bruce Harris of Cornwall Police Department said he had been contacted by some of Karinch's neighbors who have children, who were concerned with the dog remaining in their neighborhood after the attack.

"They thought given what occurred with the dog, it should not be in a neighborhood where kids were around," Harris said. He said they weren't demanding it be euthanized, but felt it should be in a different location.

Arnold said he understands that neighbors are satisfied with the resolution of the case.
In an interview in July, Gergle said the attack happened after he had stopped his truck in Cornwall to talk with Karinch, who was an acquaintance.

As he started up the driveway, he said Karinch's dog, which was on a leash, got away. Gergle said the dog bit his shoulder and arm, and he was knocked down and dragged down the driveway, breaking his leg and pelvis in the process. Gergle was in the hospital four days and a rehabilitation facility eight days. Gergle said the owner had visited him in the hospital and apologized to him.

If the district judge had found the dog to be a dangerous animal, the owner could have been required to post a $50,000 bond or purchase the same amount in liability insurance, confine the dog, spay or neuter and microchip it, keep the dog muzzled when outside its enclosure, register it with the state annually, and post a notice that a dangerous dog lives there, among other things, according to the state Department of Agriculture.



BRISLINGTON ENGLAND - A SHAR PEI ATTACKED AN 11-YEAR-OLD BOY RIDING A SCOOTER ON HIS WAY HOME FROM SCHOOL


AN 11-YEAR-OLD boy needed 18 stitches after being attacked by a dog on his way home from school. Kingfisher School pupil Brooklyn Sampson was riding a scooter along Sunnydene Road, Brislington, on Monday afternoon when a dog escaped from a nearby car and ran into Brooklyn's path. He was knocked off his scooter by the Shar Pei, which then began attacking his right leg.
Brooklyn's mum, 40-year-old Zoe Ogborne, said at first she did not believe her son when he told her what had happened.
She said: "I was walking a little way behind him with my younger child and didn't see what happened around the corner. I just thought that he had fallen off his scooter and scraped his leg at first, but when I saw how deep the wounds were and how much blood there was it was clear it wasn't just a scrape.
"When we got home I got his leg cleaned up and saw four clear bite marks. It looked horrendous and there was blood everywhere. I rang an ambulance and the police and then took some pictures of Brooklyn's injuries."

Brooklyn was taken to hospital where he was given 18-stiches.

Zoe said: "The nurse said the bites were really bad and would leave his leg scarred for life. The worst thing is that Brooklyn was already scared of dogs and disliked them, but now he will be scared of them for life.
"The police don't seem to be taking it very seriously. They just said an officer will be in touch but we have heard nothing.
"The owner of the dog said he was sorry and acknowledged what had happened, but said it was just an accident.
I just feel that nothing is being done about it. My son has had to have 18 stitches, he's not sleeping or eating properly since the attack and will now be scared of dogs for life."
A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said officers were liaising with a dog warden over the incident.
He said: "An investigation is under way and we are liaising with the dog warden. The victim has been kept updated with all the developments in this case."
Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact PC Gareth Ayers on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.


WACO TX - GUEST COLUMNIST OPINION - "A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL GOT OUT AGAIN AND ATTACKED MY WIFE WALKING OUR DOG...WE WILL WALK WITH EXTRA PROTECTION NOW AND OUR OPINION OF OUR NEIGHBORS WITH PIT BULLS WILL NEVER RECOVER"

We form our opinions from what happens to others and especially what happens to us ourselves. I’m a dog lover and have an affectionate 10-year-old female Lab that’s a joy to both my wife and myself. This is a dog story and I have no intention of upsetting other dog lovers out there. But I feel it’s a story that must be told.

I live in a neighborhood in the county just outside Waco city limits and it’s a place where we have no leash laws and where city people regularly come to dump pets that they no longer want. My Lab is a drop-off and I would still like to have a few words with the jerk who left her on my street many years ago in a freezing December rain, starving and full of worms. There is a special place in hell for such people.

Over the years a number of pit bulls have been dropped off in the neighborhood and, when they do, all of us who walk our dogs, jog, work on our yard or are otherwise outdoors restrict our activities and take special precautions until the danger is passed. The pit bull is well-known as a powerful and violent breed that regularly attacks, injures and even kills pets and people without much cause. It’s the only dog I know bred to kill.
In our perverted, politically correct world we all just seem to accept they're that way and that we must live with it.  These dogs are essentially a huge set of jaws held up by muscle and legs.  Why would anyone want such a breed?I understand the protection aspect of such a dog, but there are many other more mentally stable breeds that can provide protection with much less collateral damage.  Pit bulls do escape from back yards and this is exactly what happened in my neighborhood last week. 
We have two neighbors that I know of who keep pit bulls in their backyards and whose dogs get loose. Last week one of these dogs without provocation attacked my dog and my wife. Eight stitches for the dog and three bites on my wife. Blood everywhere. They were just walking down a street two blocks from where we live. After quarantine the owner will put it back in his backyard again and nothing will have changed.
My wife and I will change, however. We will walk with added protection, but the fear will remain and the joy will be diminished as we constantly look over our shoulder. Our opinions of our neighbors with pit bulls will never recover. It's a terrible thing when you can't take a safe walk in your own neighborhood.
Bill Clark, a retired engineer and former instructor at McLennan Community College, volunteers at the Waco Mammoth Site.

BROCKTON MA - A RETIRED FIREMAN RUSHED TO A 13-YEAR-OLD BOY'S AID AS HIS PIT BULL DRAGGED HIM DOWN A SIDEWALK ..... BY HIS ANKLE !!!

The dog was dragging the boy by his ankle when Paul Gedgaudas spotted them from his garage. The retired Brockton firefighter immediately threw on a pair of leather work gloves and ran down his driveway. He grabbed the pit bull terrier by the collar and the dog whipped around, sinking its teeth into Gedgaudas’s wrist.

Gedgaudas did not let go, and eventually the dog settled down, so that when firefighters arrived a few minutes later, Gedgaudas had the dog by its leash and the 13-year-old boy was sitting in his mother’s car, shaken but not seriously injured.

Gedgaudas’s action Wednesday afternoon near West Middle School “reinforces the sentiment that a fireman is never off duty and that his call to act in the face of danger doesn’t end at retirement,” Capt. Robert Wyman wrote in a letter to Fire Chief Richard Francis.
“He’s always been one of these guys that if he came upon something, he acted without regard for his own self,”  Francis said of Gedgaudas, who retired in 2011 with 22 years of service after injuring his back on the job.
THE DOG TURNED OUT TO BE THE BOY'S PET AND HAD "UNCHARACTERISTICALLY ACTED OUT DURING ONE OF THEIR ROUTINE WALKS," WYMAN SAID.

After the incident, the boy apologized to Gedgaudas.

“He is a genuinely polite and courteous young man,” Gedgaudas said.
On Thursday, Gedgaudas learned his wrist was not broken, but wore a bandage for the puncture wounds as he rested at his home on West Street. The boy was also at home on Stanton Avenue and appeared unharmed.

Both were worried, however, about the fate of the boy’s dog.  The pit bull is being held by Brockton Animal Control. State law requires a 10-day rabies quarantine for any dog, cat or other domesticated mammal that bites or scratches a human or other animal, regardless of vaccination status.
Gedgaudas said he feared for the boy’s safety when he sprang into action – the dog had already dragged the boy about 15 feet down the sidewalk – but he hopes nothing bad happens to the animal.

“I’ve got no ill will toward the dog,” he said.
Animal Control Supervisor Thomas DeChellis was not available for comment Thursday. Reached at home, the boy and his mother declined to talk about the incident.

PIT BULL VICTIMS



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CHUKCHANSI PICAYUNE INDIAN RESERVATION, NEAR COARSEGOLD CA - KAREN SHULTZ, 63, WAS SEVERELY ATTACKED BY AT LEASE 6 DOGS WHILE WALKING NEAR HER HOME


A 63-year-old Chukchansi Indian woman was mauled by a pack of dogs on the reservation near Coarsegold on Sunday. 

Karen Shultz suffered severe bites and lacerations. She is being treated at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno. 

Her nephew Brian Haanen told Action News she was walking to a friend's home in a wooded area near her house when the dogs went after her. 

"She had gotten attacked by six pit bulls she said and maybe a couple of other black dogs. She was hurt very bad, very bad," he said.

Madera County sheriff's deputies and animal control officers arrived in the area off of Road 417 and Cemetery Road near the Chukchansi Hotel and Casino to capture the suspected dogs. A local resident helped them catch several animals. None appeared to be pit bulls, and most were small to medium in size. Traps are being set to catch several larger dogs that evaded capture. 

The animals were all taken to the Madera County Animal Shelter. But shelter director Kirsten Gross says there's no way of knowing yet which dogs were involved in the attack. 

"We don't know and I don't think anybody was witness to it either, so it has to be the entire pack that we assume did the damage," she said.

Gross said the animals will be kept under quarantine to check for rabies and to monitor their temperament. Gross says even seemingly gentle dogs can become vicious when in a pack situation against a helpless victim. 

"They get very dangerous. If they find something weaker, that's what they jump on, and they jump on as a pack as a wolf pack would on prey, and it's very, very scary," she said.

Haanen says roaming packs of dogs have been a big problem in and around the reservation. 

"It makes me feel sick to my stomach with all these dogs running around loose, we've had issues before in prior years," he said.

Among the animals taken into custody on Monday was a litter of puppies. According to one version of the attack told to the Madera County Sheriff's Department, the puppies had been nipping at the woman's heels as she walked, and the mother dog then attacked her and was joined by other dogs. 

Shultz was released from intensive care on Monday, but her family tells Action News she suffered severe injuries to her face and head and will require extensive surgeries over the next several months.

Madera County is continuing to investigate the incident. Deputies are not sure if the attack occurred on tribal land, or on county property. If it occurred on tribal land, they believe the county's animal control ordinances might not apply.

http://abc30.com/news/woman-mauled-by-dogs-on-chukchansi-picayune-indian-reservation/389652/