Monday, February 8, 2016

BLYTHEVILLE AR - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A 7-YEAR-OLD BOY CAUSING INJURIES TO HIS FACE AND BACK - HE WAS AIR LIFTED TO LEBONHEUR CHILDREN'S IN MEMPHIS

(Source: KAIT)

 (KAIT) - A 7-year-old boy was attacked by a  PIT BULL  Sunday.  According to Blytheville police, the attack happened in the 400-block of Summit Street around 6 p.m.

Police said the boy had lacerations on his face and back from the attack.

The press release stated he was treated at Great River Medical Center then later transported to LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis for his injuries.

His condition is unknown at this time.

Blytheville Animal Control took the dog into custody.

http://m.kait8.com/kait8/db_330534/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=AreuBXmX 


WAIUKU SOUTH AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND - AN UNLEASHED STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER CROSS ATTACKED A 60-YEAR-OLD WOMAN THEN THE NUTTERS TOOK THEIR PIT AND LEFT THE VICTIM BLEEDING

The dog that attacked a woman in Waiuku on Saturday has been impounded, and will likely be euthanased.
The attack, on the corner of Queen St and Victoria Ave in the South Auckland town, happened at about 1pm on Waitangi Day. The NEUTERED MALE STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER CROSS was unrestrained.

The dog was known to the council, and had a "history", Auckland Council animal management's Tracey Moore said.  She would not comment further on the dog's past, or whether it was classified as dangerous or menacing under the Dog Control Act.  It was likely the dog's owner would be prosecuted.

The woman, in her late 60s, is in a stable condition in a surgical ward at Middlemore Hospital. Photos of the savage attack shared by her granddaughter on Facebook showed an open wound on the woman's leg, and her foot covered in blood.  A later photo showed large bruises and a large gash on the woman's shin.

"The owner and his mate just left her to bleed," the post said.

It was shared on Facebook more than 4000 times, before being taken down. Ms Moore told the Herald that the family had not initially contacted the council, but the woman was tracked down through her granddaughter.

She and other family members were "very distressed", Ms Moore said, but had given statements to the council. As a result the dog was identified and surrendered earlier today.

Ms Moore said an investigation to the attack was likely to be completed by the end of the week. The dog's owner was cooperating with the council.

Based on statements from witnesses, Ms Moore said it was likely the dog would be classified as dangerous, and would be euthanased.  She urged people to contact Auckland Council on (09) 301 0101 if they saw aggressive behaviour or dog attacks.

Owners needed to remember that dogs being exercised in public needed to be kept on a leash at all times, unless in a designated off-leash area.

Dog Control Act, 1996: The owner of a dog that causes serious injury to a person is liable for imprisonment for up to three years and/or a fine of up to $20,000.

The court can order the destruction of the animal unless it decides the circumstances of the attack were exceptional and do not justify destruction.

http://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/372539/dog-impounded-after-waiuku-attack 


NICEVILLE FL - 2 PIT BULLS WERE BEING WALKED BY 2 TEEN GIRLS AND A 3-YEAR-OLD SISTER OF ONE OF THE GIRLS WHEN THE PITS "STARTED GETTING INTO IT" AND THEN TURNED ON THE 3-YEAR-OLD



(WEAR) - A 3-year-old girl is recovering in the hospital, after being MAULED BY TWO PIT BULLS.  It happened Sunday on Azalea Drive in Niceville.

The child who was mauled was walking with her 14-year-old sister, and her sister's friend. The dogs belong to the friend's family.

The Niceville Police report said the teens were walking the dogs near their owner's house, and the two dogs started "getting into it," scuffling with each other.

The little girl walked in front of them, and they turned their attention to her.

Neighbors several houses away heard screams and saw the dogs pulling on the toddler. One neighbor ran over, pulled the child away from the dogs and ended up with a nasty bite herself.

The little girl was airlifted to the hospital. Her grandmother says she is doing okay after surgery.
   
The two pit bulls, a male named Doc and a female named Bella, are now in quarantine at the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society.

The director of PAWS said the dogs' owners will have ten days to request a hearing. Depending on the outcome, it's possible the dogs could be put down.


 http://www.weartv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/3yearold-girl-recovering-pit-bull-attack-64307.shtml#.VrlJ8VLy2rK

YOUNGSTOWN OH - A 3-DAY-OLD INFANT BOY WAS KILLED BY A DOG SUNDAY WITH 3 ADULTS IN THE HOME AT THE TIME

(Family photo via WKBN)
FOR THE LOVE OF DOGS OFFER UP YOUR CHILDREN TO THEM!!!

ONE COMMENT SAYS THAT MOTHER KRISTY GRIM HAD 5 DOGS IN WHAT APPEARS TO BE AN APARTMENT ROOM OR SMALL HOUSE LIVING ROOM
 

Joanne Hubert Morgan's photo.





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THERE IS LOTS OF DRAMA SURROUNDING THIS INFANT'S DEATH AS BITS AND PIECES OF INFORMATION TRINKLE OUT:  HERE IS A GOFUNDMEPAGE:

                                  
                                   https://www.gofundme.com/h2nyavh8 

 

Youngstown detectives and the coroners office are investigating the death of a 3-day-old infant. The child's mother says the baby was bitten by a family dog.  It happened at a home on Valerie Street. The baby boy, named Aiden, was spending his first day at home.

HIS MOTHER KRISTY GRIM SAYS THEY WERE BOTH SLEEPING IN THE LIVING ROOM. THE BABY WAS ON A BLANKET ......

                            IN A PLASTIC LAUNDRY BASKET. 

"I was laying here next to him; he was on the floor in his bed. I woke up and he was screaming and he was covered in blood," Grim said.

She says they called 911 and requested an ambulance.

"While we were waiting for the ambulance we were trying to clean him up and stop the bleeding," said Grim.

The 21-year old mother says she saw bite marks on the child's head and she knew the dog had bitten the baby. Grim says the dog was never a violent dog and was actually protective of  the infant.

"He was never aggressive before; he never did anything like that. We don't think he meant to do it but we don't really know," Grim said.

The grandmother was also in the house and says the infant was breathing and responsive when she picked him up.

"He was breathing; we keep checking him because we thought he quit breathing but he would take a breath," Patricia Grim said.

When the ambulance crew arrived they said the child was dead. The dog, described as MIX-BREED SHEPHERD  weighing around 50 pounds is  being held in isolation at the county dog pound. It's fate is not known. Police say detectives are awaiting a ruling on the child's death by the county coroner.

"From there, the facts will be taken to the prosecutors office and there will be a determination whether there will be charges or not," said Lt. Doug Bobovnyik of the Youngstown detective division.

Grim says she didn't do anything and hopes there won't be any charges.

"I was so happy to have him, and I lost him in three days," Grim said.


http://www.wfmj.com/story/31166849/three-day-old-baby-dies-after-being-mauled-by-dog-in-youngstown

http://www.wfmj.com/story/31166849/police-dog-bite-kills-infant-at-youngstown-home 



 2016 - U.S. DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES -   4  (CHILDREN)    0  (ADULTS)  

PIT BULL - 2
      LINDA YUBA COUNTY CA 
      LUMBERTON ROBESON CO NC


PIT BULL MIX - 1
      INDEPENDENCE GRAYSON CO VA  (pit bull/rottweiler mix?)


MIX BREED SHEPHERD - 1
      YOUNGSTOWN OH



  
1-3 -  TYLER TRAMMELL-HUSTON - 9 - LINDA YUBA COUNTY CA - THE BOY WAS IN FOSTER CARE AND THE SYSTEM ALLOWED HIM TO VISIT WITH HIS 24-YEAR-OLD HALF SISTER WHO LIVED IN A TRAVEL TRAILER WITH 3 PIT BULLS.  IT APPEARS SHE LEFT HIM TO GO TO WORK AND WHEN SHE CAME BACK HE WAS MAULED TO DEATH. 

1-8/9 -  PAYTON LYRIK SAWYERS - 15 MONTHS - INDEPENDENCE GRAYSON CO VA - ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL/ROTTWEILER MIX?? ON THE NIGHT OF JANUARY 6 AT A HOME OF 2 PEOPLE SAID TO BE HER BABYSITTERS - SHE WAS RUSHED TO A HOSPITAL IN NC WITH SEVERE HEAD INJURIES AND WAS PLACED ON LIFE SUPPORT- SHE DIED ON JAN 8 OR 9, 2016. 


1-24 - TALEN NATHAN WEST - 7 - LUMBERTON ROBESON CO NC - PIT BULL - TWO 7 AND 8-YEAR-OLD BROTHERS WERE PLAYING IN A WOODED AREA NEAR THEIR HOME WHEN A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL THAT THEY WERE FAMILIAR WITH  ATTACKED THEM - 8-YEAR-OLD JAYLEN WAS BITTEN ON HIS LEGS BUT IT GOT TALEN BY THE NECK AND BROKE IT - HE WAS NOT RESPONSIVE WHEN FIRST RESPONDERS ARRIVED.

2-7 - AIDEN JOHNATHAN-GRIM MORELLI 3-DAY-OLD INFANT BOY - YOUNGSTOWN OH - THE 21-YEAR-OLD MOTHER WAS RESTING ON THE COUCH AND LEFT THE INFANT ON THE FLOOR IN A "MAKESHIFT CRIB" REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN A LAUNDRY BASKET - HER MOTHER AND HER BROTHER WERE ALSO AT HOME DURING THIS TIME - THE MOTHER AWOKE TO FIND HER NEWBORN WITH HEAD INJURIES - THERE WERE 4 OR 5  DOGS IN THE HOME -  REPORTS SAY THE DOG THAT DID THIS WAS A MIXED BREED SHEPHERD.



Sunday, February 7, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY OK - A MAN IS SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY A ST. BERNARD IN A FRONT YARD

Authorities are investigating after a vicious dog attack.

UPDATE: http://okcfox.com/news/local/vicious-dog-brutally-attacks-owner

One man is in the hospital following what officers are calling a vicious dog attack Sunday afternoon.
About 1:40 p.m., police responded to the 1200 block of NW 45th to a report of a dog attacking a homeowner.
Upon arrival, police located an adult male being mauled by a ST. BERNARD. Two bystanders attempted to pull the dog off the man but they were unsuccessful. An officer then deployed his taser and the dog released its hold on the man.
“We were afraid the dog was going to kill him,” said the victim’s wife Shelley Hudson about the dog named Atlus.
“The dog kept biting deeper and deeper, almost gnawing on his arm. My husband was of course screaming in pain,” Hudson said.
Police said the dog turned and charged at the officer. The officer discharged his handgun and the dog was hit and he retreated.
Officers said the homeowner was “gravely injured as a result of the dog attack”. He was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.
Hudson said her husband is going to be OK but that he can't feel his arm or fingers.
The couple had adopted the dog, who was abused in the past. The dog had bitten her husband about a year and a half ago, but had not shown signs of aggression since, she said. 
The dog was treated at the scene and was taken to a veterinarian clinic for further treatment.
The dog was put down, Hudson told News 9.
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PHILADELPHIA PA - A FAMILY'S AMERICAN BULLDOG ESCAPED FROM A LOCKED BASEMENT AND ATTACKED THEIR 14-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER



Police say the 14-year-old girl was home with her friends when someone knocked on the door alarming THE FAMILY'S AMERICAN BULLDOG.

The dog escaped from a locked basement and attacked the girl, biting her in the face, arms, and feet.

Her friends called 911.  Once at the home, police say the bulldog charged at the officers.

The officers retreated before being forced to fire shots at the dog. The dog did not survive.

The teen sustained numerous abrasions, lacerations, and puncture wounds to her nose, right foot, right leg, both hands, both arms, and right nostril.

She is recovering at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in stable condition.

No other injuries were reported.

The investigation is ongoing.

 http://6abc.com/news/police-shoot-kill-dog-after-teen-attacked-in-west-philadelphia/1190282/

http://6abc.com/1190282/


Saturday, February 6, 2016

BRADENTON FL - A TINY YORKIE WAS KILLED BY A VERY LARGE DOG WHILE IN THE CARE OF PETER PAM'S PET SITTING

Please spread the word. Linda Thomson Dwyer's precious little 6.5 lb Biewer Yorkie, K'lah, was killed while under the care of Pam Morgan, owner of  "Peter Pam's Pet Sitting" in Bradenton, FL. Pam allowed two very large dogs - including a Dogo Argenino (the breed shown in the photo) - to go outside with the smaller dogs. In a split second, K'lah was horrifically mauled and killed.

This cannot be allowed to happen again. Kennels must ensure the safety of our small dogs. As a supposed "animal behaviorist", Pam Morgan should have known better than anyone that you don't mix large and small dogs that don't know each other well, and you never allow a known aggressive breed to be alone with a much smaller dog. It should be common sense, but if it's not common sense, there are plenty of articles that will explain it to you. 

If someone leaves their precious furbaby with you to watch over, you need to watch her at all times and not allow her to be alone with strange, larger dogs. Pam's unbelievable carelessness resulted in the brutal mauling death of one of the cutest little Yorkies I've ever seen.


ROCKVILLE MD - A COUPLE IS SUING LIFE OF RILEY KENNEL AFTER THEIR TOY POODLE "PEANUT" THAT WAS LEFT IN THE KENNEL'S CARE WAS KILLED BY A 100-POUND BULLMASTIFF

Yumi and Mark Klionsky are mourning the death of their toy poodle Peanut. The couple are pictured here with their surviving dog Pumpkin.

A Maryland couple is suing a kennel after one of their toy poodles was killed by a BULLMASTIFF.
 
Yumi and Mark Klionsky were heartbroken to learn their five-pound pooch Peanut was attacked by the 100-pound dog.  The couple cut short their vacation in Paris when they learned of the death after leaving Peanut and brother Pumpkin at the Life of Riley kennel in Rockville last November.

“I was totally devastated. Dogs are not just dogs, dogs are family members,” Yumi Klionsky told NBC Washington.  “I couldn't eat for a week. I cried every single day. I felt totally betrayed.”

Her husband Mark said the couple were promised that their tiny dog would be kept apart from the larger dogs, but the kennel failed them.

“They let the small dogs out into the same area as the large dogs to relieve themselves,” he added.
 “During that time, our puppy Peanut was attacked and killed by a 100-pound bull mastiff.
“This was a completely avoidable tragedy.”

The Klionskys are now suing the kennel for $17,600 in damages, which they say is the amount from their lost trip and previous medical bills for Peanut.

Paul Abbott, owner of the kennel, acknowledged there had been an incident and that they wanted to make it right.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/maryland-couple-sue-kennel-pet-poodle-killed-attack-article-1.2522396




KEIZER OR - A PIT BULL 'CAME OUT OF NOWHERE' AND ATTACKED MARCIE LIM AND HER BELOVED MALTESE SHE HAD FOR 4 YEARS - THE LITTLE WHITE DOG DIED FROM ITS INJURIES

 

(KPTV) - A walk through a Keizer neighborhood ended with a PIT BULL  attack.  A small dog was killed and its owner was left with injuries.

Marcie Lim said she was trying to walk her Maltese down her block when she said THE PIT BULL CAME OUT OF NOWHERE AND ATTACKED THEM.  Lim still has the bruises on her face and stitches in her arm.
“Now it's OK,” Lim said.

It happened on Saturday afternoon on McNary Estates Drive. Lim said she was walking on McNary Estates Drive North near Kite Court North on Saturday afternoon with her dog named Heengdoong, which means white dog in Korean.

Lim has had her six-pound dog for the last four years, and he's become part of the family. “The one dog came and he bit my dog.  So, I grabbed my dog and he kept biting me. Then I fell down and he took my dog,” Lim said.

Lim was trying to do anything to save the dog she's had since it was two months old. “I shouted help me and one lady came out who lives in this area,” Lim said.  Neighbors soon started to notice the chaos on their street.

“I saw a lady down the street waving her hands please come and help us and so I goosed the gas and got down there as quickly as I could,” said Steven Strean, “I saw the lady laying down in the street and she had the dog in her arms and the pit bull was trying to get it away from her.”

Strean tried to find anything to try and stop the dog from attacking.  “I had two bamboo poles that I broke over its face and it didn't even phase it,” Strean said.

Lim still has the blood soaked sweater from the attack and her arm is still bruised and the dog bite is clearly visible.  “He grabbed my arm and I didn't feel the pain at first because I was just worried about my dog,” Lim said.

Eventually Lim was able to get her dog back with the help of a landscaper who got bit in the process. “It was very determined. Its eyes and everything were just focused. When the lady was holding it, it was just focused on the dog,” Strean said.

The Maltese was so badly injured, it eventually died later that night.  “It was crazy. I've never seen anything like that before in my life,” added Strean.

THE PIT BULL GOT AWAY, AND SO FAR NO ONE KNOWS WHO IT BELONGS TO. 

The Keizer Police Department says they can't do much because they have no leads.

http://www.kptv.com/story/28048512/pit-bull-attacks-small-dog-owner#.VNWsQdNTL9c.facebook