Saturday, February 25, 2017

CONCORD, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CA - A FAMILY'S SHEPHERD/MASTIFF MIX ATTACKED THEIR 10-MONTH OLD BOY IN THE FACE

Pit Bull Attack in Concord
(CBS SF) — A dog named Charlie was shot and killed by police in Concord Friday afternoon after biting a 10-month-old boy in the face and “aggressively challenging” responding officers, according to a spokesman for Contra Costa County Animal Services.  Dispatchers received a call from the victim’s mother at 4:40 p.m. in the 2100 block of Fremont Street.
Concord police officers attempted to enter the residence but Charlie, described as a large SHEPHERD/MASTIFF MIX  weighing roughly 80 pounds, confronted them. The officers were reportedly forced to shoot the dog three times in the chest area, according to animal services spokesman Steve Burdo.
Investigators later determined the victim’s mother had been putting laundry away in a bedroom when she heard Charlie growl, and another child scolded him. She immediately returned to pick up the baby and that’s when Charlie attacked.
The family put the dog outside and called 911. The child was later transported to a hospital with a puncture wound on the right side of his face and a cut on his forehead.
Charlie was 16 months old and the family had owned him since just a few weeks after he was born. He had never exhibited aggression to the child before, however.
The dog will be tested for rabies, per department protocol, Burdo said.

FLORIDA CITY FL - A LARGE PIT BULL MIX "SOMEHOW" GOT OUT AND MAULED A 3-YEAR-OLD GIRL WALKING WITH HER DAD TO THE STORE...HER DAD SAID HE THOUGHT HE COULD SEE HER SPINE FROM A HORRIFIC BITE TO HER BACK!!!



(WSVN) - - A 3-year-old girl was taken to the hospital after, police said, she was attacked by a large dog that had escaped from a Florida City home, Friday night.
According to Florida City Police, Sani Julian and her father, Michael Green, were walking to a nearby convenience store to buy milk when a  PIT BULL MIX  bit the girl, just before 8:30 p.m.
Investigators said the canine ran out of its residence, tore through a gate and lunged at the victim along the 1200 block of Northwest Eighth Place.
Green told 7News the dog’s owner came to help. The father and the dog’s owner tried to stop the mauling, but officials said the animal bit Sani on her back and legs.
“It took [the owner] a while to get [the dog] off, about four or five minutes,” said Green.
When asked to describe the size of the dog, Green said estimated the animal’s weight to be about “80, 75 pounds.”
Friday night, the girl was undergoing emergency surgery at Kendall Regional Medical Center after she was airlifted by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. "Something about her appendix, they've got to cut open,"  said Green.
Sani’s father said the girl’s mother is at the hospital.
Miami-Dade Animal Services has confiscated the dog. 7News cameras captured the animal being taken out of its home and placed into a van.
Detectives interviewed the owner of the dog, as well as the girl’s father. Animal Services has charged the owner with having a loose dog, the attack on the child and not having the animal vaccinated for rabies.
Officials said additional charges may follow.
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A  PIT BULL MIX  managed to escape from underneath a fence to attack a 3-year-old girl on Friday night in Florida City, according to the Florida City Police Department.
Michael Green identified the victim as his daughter Sani Julian. He said they were walking to the store when the dog attacked her, and he tried fighting the dog off to no avail. 
When Miami-Dade Fire Rescue arrived at 1211 NW 8th Place, they found the girl with wounds on her back and her leg. 
The owner of the dog apologized, Green said. Animal Services cited the owner for not having records of the dog's rabies shot and for not restraining his dog. 
MDFR airlifted the girl with her mother.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

MILWAUKEE WI - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL BROKE THROUGH A FENCE AND FATALLY MAULED A BELOVED PET "HERSHEY BAR"



A disturbing incident in Milwaukee has neighbors concerned. A family reached out to TODAY’S TMJ4, saying their small dog was attacked and killed by a neighbor's PIT BULL.

The family is devastated. They say they just let their dog outside to enjoy the weather, and it wasn't long before their Hershey Bar was viciously attacked. Revay Wright says it's a shame. 

"I just knew it, we took him to the vet and there was nothing they could do for him. Messed up, messed up, it's hard," said Wright.

It happened Tuesday afternoon and Wright said the pit bull broke through a fence into the backyard.

Shaking Hershey Bar like a rag doll

"Pit bulls, they have those death grips they call them," said Wright.

And the situation is killing his family on the inside.

"He was family to us," Wright said.

TODAY’S TMJ4 went over to ask his neighbor Guillermo about the incident. Guillermo says after police were called, he was ticketed. He also says the city is giving him 30 days to fix his fence. He tells TODAY’S TMJ4 he just moved into the home and he was already in the process of fixing it.

Besides that, Wright says Guillermo’s dogs shouldn't be running free anymore.

"It's on them to fix that fence, it's not capable of holding nothing anyway. For any and everybody that have dogs, regardless of what kind of dogs you have, always make sure your dog is maintained because you just never know," said Wright.

Guillermo also added he has to go through a training program through the city's animal control commission. He plans to fix the fence in three weeks.

http://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/milwaukee-family-concerned-after-small-dog-killed-by-neighbors-pit-bull


SAN ANTONIO TX - A GUIDE DOG-IN-TRAINING "BILLIE" WAS ATTACKED BY 2 DOGS WHILE ON ITS USUAL WALK...ONE OF THE DOGS WAS BELIEVED TO BE A PIT BULL



Sandy Merrill says she was walking her guide dog-in-training last Friday like she does every other day when out of nowhere, two dogs came up and began attacking her dog.
"I tried my best to fend them off and shouted and yelled,” said Merrill, the CEO of Guide Dogs of Texas. “I started kicking them and when one would bite on one side, the other would bite on the other side."
Witnesses and pepper spray finally helped end the attack, only after 20 minutes passed.
Billy the dog was badly injured and suffered dozens of bite wounds.
Merrill said she is also worried that he might no longer be a good candidate for the person he might have been placed with.
"If a dog is aggressive and attacks a guide dog, that is life-shattering for a guide-dog owner,” she said. “In this case, it might mean that the person who was destined to get him won't have a guide dog now."
Animal Care Services is now investigating.
"We have dispatched officers to that location in an effort to locate the animals that perpetrated the attack,” Joel Skidmore said. “We are going to reach out to the owner of the dog and try to facilitate ... find the dogs that did the attack."
For the injured dog, it was his gentle nature that made a good guide dog that worked against him.
"The sad thing is, a lot of times when a guide dog is attacked by loose dogs, they don't always recover.” Merrill said. “So if this was a dog that had already graduated, that would be somebody's eyes that they cannot get around anymore."
Merrill said she believed one of the dogs that attacked was a  PIT BULL  trained to fight. She urges dog owners to not let their animals run loose. Had Billy been walking with a blind person, the consequences could have been much worse, she said.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

TARN TARAN, PUNJAB INDIA - MANINDER SINGH, 4, WAS KILLED BY STRAY DOGS

A four-year-old boy of Kerowal village in Tarn Taran district was killed in a stray dog attack while he was on his way to a dargah. The victim, Maninder Singh, was a pre-nursery student. 

His uncle Ranjit Singh said he went to a dargah after coming back from school and was attacked by a pack of dogs. He sustained grievous injuries on his head and neck and was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to injuries. Ranjit Singh said his brother didn't keep well and the victim's mother worked. The district administration marked an inquiry into the incident. 

Deputy commissioner, Tarn Taran, D P S Kharbanda said they couldn't kill stray dogs due to existing laws. 

"But I have deputed a SDM to catch all stray dogs and leave them in a dog pond," he said. Local MLA Harmeet Singh visited the house of the deceased and assured help to the family. 

https://www.sott.net/article/343028-Four-year-old-boy-killed-by-dog-pack-in-Punjab-India

BENIARBEIG, ALICONTE SPAIN - A NEIGHBOR'S 5 DOGS INCLUDING PIT BULLS FATALLY MAULED A 66-YEAR-OLD MAN

Handout image from police of caged Pitbulls
A pensioner reportedly savaged to death by five vicious dogs in a horrific attack that left his arms and legs "shredded to pieces" was found by his son after failing to return from a walk.
The 66-year-old man had bites on his head and face and "teeth marks everywhere" after the attack by the animals, which allegedly included several  PIT BULLS.
Police said it was clear he had tried to put up a fight and attempted to defend himself "until his last breath".
The animals attacked the pensioner on his own land after apparently escaping from a next door neighbour's rural property in Alicante, on Spain's southeastern Costa Blanca.
Shocked police said the victim's arms and legs had been "shredded to pieces" and he had bites on his head and face when he was found by his son in an orchard.
He was said to have "teeth marks everywhere" and had tried to shield himself from the vicious attack".
A police spokesman said: "He had obviously put up a fierce fight and had tried to defend himself to his last breath."
The man's son had gone out to look for his father after he went for a walk but had not returned several hours later.

VICTORVILLE CA - 2 PIT BULLS VICIOUSLY ATTACKED A MAN WALKING IN A NEIGHBORHOOD...AN OFFICER WAS FORCED TO SHOOT ONE PIT TO STOP THE ATTACK



(VVNG.com)- A man was airlifted after being viciously attacked by TWO PIT BULLS, prompting a deputy to shoot and kill one of the dogs.


At about 4:30 p.m., dispatch received reports of a dog attack in the 14500 block of Anacapa Road in Victorville.
According to Angel Avalos who witnessed the attack, the man tried to fight off the dogs but was unsuccessful.
“After he tried, he fell to the ground and just covered his head and the dogs got on top of him and bit him everywhere,” Avalos said.
“I drove my truck up to the man and was trying to run them over because I didn’t know what else to do, the man was in bad condition.”
Victorville Deputy S. Hamilton told Victor Valley News that when he arrived he was forced to shoot the dog 4 times, killing it. Hamilton said the dog was still acting extremely aggressive.
"It’s the worst animal attack I’ve ever seen,” stated Hamilton.
Wendy Avalos lives on the front property of where the attack occurred and said the dogs belong to a woman who lives in a trailer located at the rear of the property.
According to Avalos, the dogs have a record of being aggressive towards her children, and she’s repeatedly asked the owner to please do something about it.
“I feel so sad for the man. He was just walking down the alley and next thing you know he’s getting mauled by two crazy dogs,” said Avalos.
Animal control arrived and removed the deceased dog from the property. Sheriff’s officials are searching for the second dog that left

PALMETTO, MANATEE COUNTY FL - A 7-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS FLOWN TO A HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS INJURIES AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY THE FAMILY'S DOG

Palmetto Police Department
A 7-year-old child was flown to a St. Petersburg hospital with serious injuries after being attacked by the family’s dog.
The attack occurred in a home in the 1900 block of 14th Street West in Palmetto, according to Palmetto Police Chief Scott Tyler.
EMS crews were called to 14th Street West after a 911 call at approximately 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) for Manatee County. The child was transported as a trauma alert to Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg, but Tyler said the boy is stable and was taken to All Children’s Hospital where he is recovering with family.

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Tyler called the boy’s injuries “pretty serious,” but added that he thinks the boy is “going to make it.”
Tyler is less sure of the dog’s fate. According to police and ECC’s records, the dog belonged to the boy’s family.
Animal Control responded to the scene and took charge of the dog, following Palmetto Police Department Protocol, according to Tyler. It is unclear how long the dog will be in Animal Control’s custody.
Police are not investigating the incident as a case of criminal neglect, Tyler said. The boy’s mother, he said, was “pretty upset,” and was home when the attack occurred.
Police are not sure what prompted the dog’s attack.


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