Thursday, October 19, 2017
DETROIT MI - TYRELL THOMAS, 5, WAS RIDING HIS BIKE WHEN HE WAS ATTACKED BY A LOOSE PIT BULL AND HIS PARENTS WANT TO KNOW WHY THE CITY ISN'T DOING MORE TO GET DANGEROUS DOGS OUT OF THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD
STAFFORD COUNTY VA - LARRY MARSHALL, 80, BELIEVES A JUDGE MADE A GRAVE ERROR BY DECLARING A GREAT DANE THAT HAD ATTACKED HIM 3 TIMES A "DANGEROUS" DOG INSTEAD OF A "VICIOUS" DOG
LORAIN COUNTY OH - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL RIPPED OFF ONE OF STEVE MAXWELL'S FINGERS AND ANOTHER ONE WAS SO BADLY DAMAGED IT HAD TO BE AMPUTATED
LORAIN COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -
A Lorain County man lost two fingers after being attacked by his neighbor's PIT BULL, according to a police report.
Steve Maxwell told police that he thought the dog was attacking his neighbor. The dog turned on him when he went to help. Maxwell says the dog tore off one finger and the other had to be amputated later at MetroHealth Hospital following the Oct. 14 incident.
According to the victim, the dog owners are in the process of being evicted from the property. The owners are not staying on the property, but the dogs are.
PALMETTO BAY FL - SYL HATFIELD, 75, SAYS IN 2 MORE SECONDS SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN DEAD AFTER AN AMERICAN BULLDOG AND A PIT BULL MIX MAULED HER AS SHE WAS TAKING A MORNING WALK
(WSVN) — An elderly woman said she is lucky to be alive after she was left wounded and scarred by two dogs from her Palmetto Bay neighborhood.
AURORA IL - LUKE DREES-SEGUNDO, 10, WAS MAULED BY 2 PIT BULLS AS HE WALKED TO SCHOOL - THE MEAT GRINDERS RIPPED OFF HIS EAR AND LEFT DEEP GASHES IN HIS HEAD, FACE AND LEGS
On Tuesday afternoon I got a quick lesson in how loving a teacher can be.
Interviewing Kate Werner about one of her fifth-grade students at Dieterich Elementary School made my eyes well up … and not just once.
The long-time — 17 years and counting — East Aurora School District teacher had a difficult time talking about Luke Drees-Segundo, who was attacked by TWO PIT BULLS on his way to school Friday morning and is now being treated at Loyola Medical Center for serious injuries that will require "a long road" to recovery, both physically and emotionally.
"It's been a rough day," Werner told me when I called to find out more about the online crowdfunding site she immediately set up on for Luke and his mother, Denise Drees, a waitress at Grandma's Table restaurant in Montgomery.
I believe Werner when she says "I care for every kid who comes through the doors" of the school. But Luke, she added, is "such a sweet caring soul," whose work ethic and positive attitude make him extra special. He's one of those kids, she noted, "you can count on" no matter what else is going on.
"The little guy loves school," Werner said. "Even if he doesn't always have the answer, he will step out of his comfort zone."
And it's that "can-do" attitude his teacher is counting on to help Luke recuperate from the vicious attack that ripped off one of his ears and left other deep gashes in his head, face and legs.
Despite being in considerable pain and "still traumatized by the attack ... that brave little boy still shines through" from that hospital bed, she said. "Even in the ambulance ride to the hospital, I heard he had not cried at all."
According to Aurora police, the attack took place at 9:50 Friday morning in the 1000 block of Jackson Street. His mother told me she'd given her son permission to stay home from school that day as he'd stayed up late the previous evening watching the Cubs playoff game. But he was so intent on going to class, Luke headed out anyway, even though he was running behind schedule.
Which didn't surprise those who know how much he loves school, says his mom and his teacher.
It's the 10-year-old's heart and soul that have made him a favorite with his classmates. "He's such a good friend to all the kids," Werner said. "Now it's time to pay it forward."
The entire fifth-grade at Dieterich, indeed the district itself, is rallying behind the young patient, who has already undergone rabies testing and two surgeries, including one to reattach his ear, she said. Videos, cards and books — Luke loves to read — were sent to the hospital. In addition to the YouCaring crowdfunding site Werner set up at https://www.youcaring.com/lukedreessegundo-982777.
Other possibilities to raise funds for the single mom and her family are also being explored, according to district officials.
Werner visited Luke twice since he was taken by ambulance to Loyola, including Friday evening before he underwent his first surgery; and she was already making plans to go again. But when I caught up with his mother on Tuesday evening soon after she started her shift at the restaurant, Drees told me Luke will likely be released from the hospital on Wednesday, returning again on Monday for additional surgery. A specialist will also be brought in to test for hearing loss in the damaged ear.
"He is doing much better," she said, adding that her son was able to get out of bed and play a game of Uno with his grandmother on Tuesday afternoon.
It's the support she has received from her employer, as well as from the school, Drees insists, that has helped her get through these last few days. And she's especially grateful for the "genuine love and caring" from a fifth-grade teacher who has kept in constant contact since this tragedy occurred.
"She is wonderful," said Luke's mom of Kate Werner. "What she has done .. it really is a blessing."
HAMILTON MOUNTAIN, ONTARIO CANADA - A 3-YEAR-OLD BOY ALONG WITH HIS DAYCARE WORKER WERE ATTACKED BY 3 DOGS - THE BOY SUFFERED A DEEP GASH TO THE BONE ON HIS LEG AND THE WORKER WAS BITTEN ON HER ARM AND LEG
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
SIMCOE COUNTY, ONTARIO CANADA - AN AMERICAN BULLDOG "SOMEHOW" ESCAPED ITS HOME AND ATTACKED A 9-YEAR-OLD BOY PLAYING WITH OTHER CHILDREN OUTSIDE
A mother is urging for an AMERICAN BULLDOG to be put down after her nine-year-old son suffered serious injuries in a vicious attack.
Tania Reid said she received a phone call while at work saying that her son had to be airlifted to hospital from Simcoe County to The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto after being attacked by the bulldog close to their home in September.
She said she was “terrified” and “confused” when she saw her son Justin Reid arrive on a stretcher at the hospital.
“He was bandaged and bleeding,” she said. “He was quiet. He was probably in shock. It was something I wish I never had to see.”
“His left eyelid – his bottom portion – had been peeled away from his face. His tear duct was completely severed. At that point in time they didn’t know if they would be able to fix it. He had a gash on his left cheek by his eyebrow, (it was) quite deep.”
The child also suffered injuries to his back and arm in the incident.
After the incident, Tania Reid said the bulldog “needs to be put down” as it poses a “threat” to other children in the area.
The incident took place on the driveway of a family’s home after the dog escaped. The kids of the home frequently played outside with Justin Reid and his brother.
According to Tania Reid, the family has only owned the five-year-old bulldog for a few months so it is not known if the dog has a history of any prior attacks.
Following the attack, the dog was quarantined to be check for rabies but was later returned to the owners.
When CTV News Toronto approached the home where the dog was, the woman inside said she did not want to speak about the matter at hand.
Tania Reid said she is very happy that her son is going to be alright but still feels “very angry” about the situation.
Three weeks after the incident Justin Reid was able to return back to school in good health.
Speaking with the Ontario Provincial Police about the matter, they said a charge under the dog owner’s liability act is before the court and if convicted the owner could face a fine of up to $10,000 or six months in jail.