Monday, August 19, 2019

DETROIT MI - 3 PIT BULLS "SOMEHOW GOT OUT" AND FATALLY MAULED A 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL PLAYING BEHIND HER HOME - NEIGHBORS CAME AND BEGAN CPR AND PUT A T-SHIRT ON HER NECK THAT WAS FALLING OUT!!!



XAVIER STRICKLAND, 4, WAS PULLED FROM HIS MOTHER'S ARMS AND DISEMBOWELED BY 4 PIT BULLS AS THEY WERE WALKING TO SCHOOL IN DETROIT IN DEC 2015!                                 
                   
VICTIM IDENTIFIED:  EMMA VALENTINA HERNANDEZ



MORE INFO: https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/heartbreaking-photos-shared-of-girl-9-killed-by-dogs-in-detroit

https://wwjnewsradio.radio.com/articles/father-9-year-old-killed-dogs-says-neighbor-was-warned?fbclid=IwAR19LV5eZnGJGv2gm6Mzs4RuADmMp2okHGmxkmXDCyFe5mD-chqrSwA3Ucw
 - A little girl was killed walking in an alley behind her house Monday afternoon by three dogs - their owner now in police custody.


The pit bulls that attacked that 9-year-old girl are now in the possession of Detroit Animal Care and Control. The girl's family is in mourning.
"I came out of the house and you could hear the screaming, people screaming 'Oh my God, oh my God,'" said Deborah Golden, a neighbor. "You could tell something immediately was bad."
It happened in southwest Detroit Monday afternoon. The girl was in the 6000 block of Central right behind her house - when police say THREE PIT BULLS  got out of their yard and attacked her.
"I went outside and saw three dogs nearly attacking a little girl. I grabbed a brick, threw it at them, they all ran out, I don't know where they all went. So I stayed with the girl to makes sure she was okay and yelled out for help," said Edward Cruz, a neighbor.
"She had bite marks in areas of her body," Golden said. "It wasn't good."
Golden helped the girl's father and brother perform CPR. Paramedics rushed the girl to Detroit Children's Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
"A 9-year-old girl just playing in the alley and the next thing you know, she is not here," said Capt. Russell Solano, Detroit Police Department. "I can't imagine. You think about your own children. It is tough."
It's not the first time a child was killed by dogs. In 2015 pit bull mixes fatally mauled a 4-year-old boy on Detroit's west side. The dogs' owner was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to probation.
Police say a man shot one of the dogs after Monday's fatal attack. It took Animal Care and Control a few hours to find the two remaining pit bulls - but all three are now accounted for.
The owner was taken into custody and is expected to face charges.
"This is an ongoing problem with dogs in the neighborhood," said Golden. "There is two dogs that were always roaming loose on Kirkwood here, and one of them attacked me, and a number of other people."
http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/neighbor-you-could-hear-the-screaming-in-deadly-mauling-of-girl-by-pit-bulls

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/witnesses-describe-vicious-dog-attack-that-killed-9-year-old-girl-in-detroit

https://blog.dogsbite.org/2019/08/2019-dog-bite-fatality-9-year-old-girl-killed-by-three-pit-bulls-in-detroit.html

https://www.gofundme.com/f/paying-tribute-for-emma-valentina-hernandez


2019 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 27  (11 children + 16 adults)

PIT BULL - 10  (KY 3, FL 2, CA 2, TX 2, MI 1)
UP TO 6 PIT BULL MIXES - 1 (TX)
3 DOGS: 1 MIXED BREED AND 2 PIT BULLS - 1 (CA)
PIT BULL/BOXER MIX? - 1 (NC)
PIT BULL/MASTIFF MIX - 1 (CA)
2 RESCUED PIT BULL MIXES - 1 (FL)
PACK OF DOGS -  PIT MIX AND MIXED BREEDS - 1 (TN)
BOXER ? - 1 (IA)
BOXER MIX - 1  (SC)
PIT BULL AND A SHEPHERD MIX - 1  (TX)
ROTTWEILER - 1 (NV)
2 ROTTWEILERS - 1 (CA)
6 GERMAN SHEPHERDS - 1  (TN)
GERMAN SHEPHERD/BLUE TICK HOUND MIXES? - 1 (MS)
2 DOBERMAN PINSCHERS - 1  (TX)
3 DOGS: MIXED BREED INCLUDING A HEELER/MASTIFF MIX -1 (TX)
4 DOGS: 3 DUTCH SHEPHERDS AND 1 BELGIAN MALINOIS - 1 (MA)
HUSKY MIX - 1 (GA)


TX - 6
CA - 5
KY - 3
FL - 3
TN - 2
GA - 1
IA - 1
MA - 1
MI - 1 
MS - 1
NC - 1
NV - 1
SC - 1


Pit Breeder's 2 pits killed teen that climbed over their fence because nutter befriended him? - 26 
Neighbor's Loose Dogs - 1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 25,27
Family Pit Killed child - 16
Family Husky Mix Killed Infant - 24
Family Pit/Mastiff Mix Killed child -21 
The Pit at Grandma's House - 4,
The 2 Rottweilers at Grandpa's House - 13
Rottweiler owned by a friend Killed child at Grandpa's House - 15
The Rescued Pits at Aunt's House - 11
Land Squatters on victim's property with 4 Pits Running Loose - 2,
2 Doberman Show Dogs Killed Owner - 5,
2 Boxer Mixes Killed Owner - 7
2 Pits Killed Owner at Animal Shelter - 14 
Pit Killed Volunteer at Animal Shelter - 17
Relative's Dogs - 12
Babysitter's Dog - 10
Teenager Killed by 4 Dogs while doing work at a friend's kennel - 18
A Father Died while defending his daughter from a Boxer attack - 19
3 Pits/Pit Mixes killed homeless woman while walking early morning - 20
Possibly homeless man walking on road at night killed by neighbors 2+ Pit Bulls - 22
Man taking a shortcut on a trail through a wooded area killed by 6+ Pit Bull Mixes - 23


1)   1-9 -  Dianne Reves - 70 - Grenada County MS - A total of 7 dogs were taken into custody - The Sheriff's Department reported she suffered about several hundred dog bites - Facebook posts from a neighbor shows the dogs were GERMAN SHEPHERD/BLUE TICK HOUND MIX.

2)  1-16 - Lana Bergman - 70 - Joshua Tree CA - She was fatally mauled by 4 PIT BULLS that were living on her property.  

3)  1-21 - Edward Stanley - 85 - Amarillo, Potter County TX - He was severely mauled over his entire body by a PIT BULL AND A SHEPHERD MIX in his driveway - A passerby came to his aid but he died 2 weeks later -  http://www.dogsbitedecatural.com/2019/01/amarillo-tx-85-year-old-man-suffered.html

4)  2-7 - Ashton McGhee - 1 - Guthrie KY - The 1-year-old baby boy lived in Hopkinsville KY and was visiting his grandparents' home when one of the family dogs came in from outside and attacked him - The Chief of Police said the PIT BULL MIX may have been spooked by a thunderstorm and then spooked again by the ball the child was playing with - "IT'S AN UNFORTUNATE FREAK ACCIDENT".

5)  2-8 - Elaine Richman - Houston TX - She owned two DOBERMAN PINSCHERS  that she trained as show dogs - She was found dead in her backyard with bite marks over her face and body. 

6)  2-15 - Angela Johnson - 54 - Anza Riverside County CA - On Dec 15, 2018, she was hanging out clothes on a line in her yard when a neighbor's 3 pit bulls mauled her - A main artery was bitten into on her neck and she suffered a severe stroke - She remained in a coma and died on Feb 9, 2019.

7) 2-21 - Nancy Burgess-Dismuke - 52 - Greenville SC - She was playing in her yard with 2 of her dogs said to be  BOXER MIXES - Neighbors heard her screaming and at first thought they were just playing, then realized they were mauling her  - several men came running and hit the dogs with various things but the tiny woman had lost so much blood from her upper extremities ... "one arm was hanging and the other was bitten off!!!"

8) 2-26 - Bessie Jill Peterson - 88 - Pall Mall Pickett County TN - She was airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center after being mauled around 5pm by a neighbor's dogs - 6 GERMAN SHEPHERDS - Her sister, who was in the home with her, says that she went outside to check on a drainage ditch and the flooding in her yard when the dogs attacked - She tried to help her sister but the dogs chased her back in.

9) 2-27 - Johnnie Mae Garner - 88 - Lubbock TX - Family members believe that the neighbor's dogs were trying to get to her dog in her backyard and she was trying to scare them away when they mauled her.  

10) 3 -5 - Jacari Long - 6 Months -Salisbury NC - The child's babysitter had gone outside to the car to clean off a seat for the baby boy when she heard her mother scream and ran inside to fine her ?PIT BULL/BOXER MIX? mauling him - He was taken to a local hospital then airlifted to Winston Salem where he was pronounced dead. 

 11) 3-8 - 2-Year-Old Boy - High Springs Alachua Co FL - While in the care of his grandmother who was letting out large dogs at his aunt's house - 2 of the dogs mauled the boy - He was pronounced dead at the scene and the grandmother was injured trying to save him - 6 dogs were taken from the home - They were adopted dogs from Rescues and appear to be Boxer/Pit mix, and various mixed breeds and a large Dogo Argentino - The 2 dogs that killed the baby were an American Staffordshire Terrier (Pit Bull) and an American Bulldog.

12) 3-13 - Jimmy Lee Grigg - 53 - Galveston County TX - The Sheriff said he was fatally mauled by 3 dogs owned by a relative on the Grigg's property and he said the dogs were MIXED BREED INCLUDING ONE HEELER/MASTIFF MIX - Cause of death was from blood loss - His brother was the one that called 911 for help - A neighbor reported that she had called animal control several times because it sounded like dogs fighting on the property.

13) 3-22 - Jaysiah Chavez - 2 - Fresno CA - Apparently the child was in the care of his grandparents when he went into the front yard - Other children ran in to tell the grandmother that dogs had the child - She tried to get the 2 Rottweilers away and save him, as did the grandpa, but he died from the injuries.

14) 3-23 - Johana Villafane - 33 - Irving TX - She was visiting her 2 Pit Bulls that were quarantined at O'Connor Animal Hospital for biting someone earlier in the month - Someone noticed her lying unconscious outside in an exercize area - Responders could not get to her because of the viciousness of the meat grinders so police shot them - She was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and later pronounced dead. 

15) 4-27 - Kyna Marie Pamela Deshane - 15-Months - Henderson NV - The child was fatally mauled by a 4-year-old Rottweiler owned by a family friend while she was at her grandfather's house - She was rushed to Henderson Hospital with Life-Threatening injuries and was pronounced dead there.

16) 5-2 - Isaiah Geiling -  2 to 3-year-old boy - Louisville KY - A woman ran from the small house in the Chickasaw Neighborhood to a next door neighbor saying a Pit Bull was attacking a child - Two men ran and began attempting to get the very vicious large dog off the child who was laying face down in pools of blood and barely breathing - He was rushed to a hospital but died from the massive injuries - It is now being reported that the Monster had attacked him before. 

17) 5-9 - Christine Liquori - The volunteer was found dead inside a fenced play area at the Humane Society of St. Lucie County - Fort Pierce FL - A medical examiner ruled that she died from severe blood loss due to dog bites.  

18) 5-9 - Ryan Hazel - 14 - Dighton Bristol County MA -  The teen's grandmother had driven him to his job at Scott Dunmore's house where he took care of about 11 dogs when Dunmore was in Boston - This usually took him about 45 minutes - When he did not return to his Grandmother's car, she called neighbors who came and found him severely mauled in the backyard - 4 dogs were loose and 7 were caged up ...3 Dutch Shepherds and 1 Belgian Malinois. 

19)  5-31 - Robert Joseph Quick - 33 - Fort Madison Lee County IA - The father died after defending his 5-year-old daughter from a large dog said to be a BOXER attacking her in the face - Officers arrived to find the large dog attacking a man lying on his back in the front yard - The dog refused to release so they shot it - Then they found Quick in the doorway of the home suffering from the dog attack and he ask they to please take care of his daughter who had been attacked in the face - He later died at Fort Madison Hospital ER - Autopsy pending to determine exact cause of death.

20) 6 -16 - Crystal Lynn Pearigen - 36 - Bakersfield Kern County CA - She was found dead with multiple dog attack injuries at 6am on June 16 near Costco parking lot - 3 dogs were identified and taken in - One Mixed Breed and Two Pit Bulls - The woman may have been homeless and authorities are searching for her family.

21) 6-27 - Nicholas Farris - 2 - Newman Stanislaus County CA - The child was fatally mauled in the rear yard of a residence by a family dog said to be a PIT BULL/MASTIFF MIX.

22) 6-29 - Brian Butler - 46 - Gilbertsville KY - A passerby found his body on the side the road and called police - An autopsy revealed that he died from sharp force trauma from a dog attack - Animal Control took 2 Pit Bulls found in the area and warned of the possibility that more dogs were involved.

23) 7-4 - Melvin Olds Jr - 45 - Lake Placid Highlands County FL - His family said that he took a shortcut through a wooded path and never came home - His body was found later with more than 100 dog bites - A pack of dogs had been seen hanging out in the neighborhood - Traps were laid and 6 strays were captured .... all PIT BULL MIXES.

24) 7-9 - Ruth Flores -  22-Days-Old  - Hall County GA - The Infant was mauled by the family's Husky Mix in a bedroom where she was sleeping.

25) 7-18 - Mario Williams - 40 - Memphis TN - A driver discovered the man being attacked on the street at about 2 am Thursday - The witness described a pack of dogs, 6 or 7 dogs, attacking the man who was severely mauled all over his body - He died shortly after arriving at Regional One Medical Center - It appears that a PIT MIX and a Mixed Breed  are 2 of the dogs captured so far.

26) 8-11 - Nelson Cabrera - 16 - Irving TX - A neighbor heard the barking and screaming in the backyard around  5am Saturday morning and climbed on top her truck to see the 3 adult pit bulls mauling the teenager - She called 911 as the victim tried to knock on the door to get the owner to let him in - Police arrived and went over the fence and shot one pit as it charged them - Besides the 3 adult pits, there were 4 puppies there also - The pit owner/breeder and backyard auto mechanic said he knew the boy and he had told him that he was homeless and he said that he wanted to help him ... So I guess this was the reason the teen was in his backyard!

27) 8-20 - 9-Year-Old Girl -  Detroit MI - She went out to play in her backyard and a neighbor's 3 pit bulls SOMEHOW GOT OUT and mauled her - 3 adults gave her CPR but she died right there on the ground!!! 


PENDING:

1-24 - Patricia Henson - 8-Months-Old - Tucson AZ - She was found dead with a dog near her - Severely and Catastrophically Mauled - An autopsy report of 3 bags of stomach contents showed baby teeth and skeletal fragments - A neighbor reported seeing a German Shepherd taken from the home - Her mother, Breanna Henson was arrested and charged with child abuse - more later.....

2-15 - Brenda Hamilton - 77 - Pantego Beaufort County NC - She was attacked around 6am on Friday morning on Indian Run Road - Canine DNA was found on her - Investigators are collecting DNA from "canines" in the area to find which animal horribly and fatally mauled her .....

https://wcti12.com/news/local/investigation-into-what-killed-brenda-hamilton

4 - ? Freddie Mack - 57 - Venus Johnson County TX - Relatives had not heard from the reclusive man since April 19 so a search began on his property where he lived with 18 + or - dogs - The dogs were so aggressive that no one could get near to check his home - In mid May detectives found bone fragments, possibley human hair and pieces of clothing in and around feces - Tests were done and it proved to be remains of Mack - Authorities say that it is impossible to tell if Mack died from a medical condition and then was eaten by his dogs or if his dogs killed him and ate him! 

6-28 - Christy Crawford - 54 - Ventura CA - A person returned home to find their family member dead - There was evidence that 2 family Pit Bulls mutilated her body - Authorities are waiting for results from the medical examiners office to see whether the dogs attacked her or whether she was damaged the body after she died.

7-11 - Homer Utterback - 52 - Uniontown Fayette County PA - His girlfriend said she heard a noise in another room and went to see what it was and found him on the floor with the Pit Bull on top of him biting into his neck - By the time first responders arrived he was dead - Utterback considered the Pit Bull his "best friend" and had it for over a decade - He suffered from seizures and an autopsy will be done to see if it can be determined if he died from a medical condition first and then the Pit attacked him.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

BROOKVILLE, JEFFERSON COUNTY PA - A WOMAN IS CHARGED FOR HARBORING A DANGEROUS DOG AFTER IT BIT A 10-YEAR-OLD BOY'S LEG


A Brookville woman is charged for harboring a dangerous dog after it bit a young boy.
The 25-year-old woman’s  PIT BULL reportedly bit a 10-year-old boy’s leg on July 6. The woman has not been named by police in their report.
The boy was taken by ambulance to Penn Highlands Brookville and was treated.
The dog was placed under quarantine for 10 days.
Although the law does not say that the dog should be euthanized, there are strict rules that the owner will have to follow for the remainder of the dog’s life. These include keeping the dog indoors or in a secure fence, paying a $500 fee per calendar year, and post a sign at their home warning others of the dog.


Just some of the requirements and definitions:
Dangerous Dogs
A dangerous dog is one that has:
(1) Inflicted severe injury on a human being without provocation on public or private property.
(2) Killed or inflicted severe injury on a domestic animal, dog or cat without provocation while off the owner’s property.
(3) Attacked a human being without provocation.
(4) Been used in the commission of a crime.
And the dog has either or both of the following:
(1) A history of attacking human beings and/or domestic animals, dogs or cats without provocation.
(2) A propensity to attack human beings and/or domestic animals, dogs or cats without provocation.
*A propensity to attack may be proven by a single incident.
Severe injury is defined as, [3 P.S. § 459-102] “Any physical injury that results in broken bones or disfiguring lacerations requiring multiple sutures or cosmetic surgery.”
Dangerous Dog Provisions:
The Act does not apply to police dogs, guide dogs for the blind, hearing dogs for the deaf, aide dogs for the handicapped, or farm dogs (under certain circumstances).
The Act does not apply where a person attacked, provoked the animal, or was committing willful trespass or another unlawful act for which civil suit can be brought.
If a dog attacks a person, the person (or anyone acting on his/her behalf), the state dog warden, or a police officer may file a complaint with a magisterial district justice charging the owner or keeper with harboring a dangerous dog.
Responsibilities of dog owner:
(1) Register the animal with the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement and reregister the dog annually by January 1st of each year regardless of when the dog was initially registered.
(2) Registration fee is $500 per calendar year for the life of the dog.
(3) Confine the dog in a proper enclosure.
Proper enclosure of a dangerous dog is defined as, [3 P.S. § 459-102] “the secure confinement of a dangerous dog either indoors or in a securely enclosed and locked pen or structure, suitable to prevent the entry of young children and domestic animals and designed to prevent the dangerous dog from escaping. The pen or structure shall have secure top and shall also provide protection from the elements for the dog. If the pen or structure has no bottom secured to the sides, the sides must be embedded at least two feet into the ground.”
(4) It is unlawful for an owner or keeper of a dangerous dog to permit the dog to be outside the proper enclosure unless the dog is muzzled and restrained by a substantial chain or leash and under the physical restraint of a responsible person.
(5) The muzzle shall be made in a manner that will not cause injury to the dog or interfere with its vision or respiration, but shall prevent it from biting any person or animal or from destroying property with its teeth.
(6) Post the premises with a clearly visible warning sign that there is a dangerous dog on the property. In addition, the owner shall conspicuously display a sign with a warning symbol that informs children of the presence of a dangerous dog.
(7) Spay or neuter the dog.
(8) Microchip the dog.
(9) Be compliant with court ordered restitution.
(10) Obtain:
a. A surety bond in the amount of $50,000 issued by an insurer authorized to do business within this Commonwealth, payable to any person injured by the dangerous dogs.
b. A policy of liability insurance, such as home owner’s insurance, issued by an insurer authorized to do business within this Commonwealth in the amount of at least $50,000, insuring the owner for any personal injuries inflicted by the dangerous dog. The policy shall contain a provision requiring the secretary to be named as additional insured for the sole purpose of being notified by the insurance company of cancellation, termination or expiration of the liability insurance policy.
c. The owner shall maintain and not voluntarily cancel the liability insurance required by this section during the period for which licensing is sought unless the owner ceases to own the dangerous dog prior to expiration of the license.
(11) The owner or keeper shall notify the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, the State Dog Warden and the local police department within 24 hours if a dangerous dog is on the loose, is unconfined, has attacked another animal, has attacked a human being, has died or has been sold or donated.
(12) If the dangerous dog has been sold or donated, the owner shall also provide the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement and the State Dog Warden with the name, address and telephone number of the new owner or new address of the dangerous dog.
(13) The new owner or keeper of the dangerous dog shall be required to comply with all of the provisions of this act and regulations pertaining to a dangerous dog.



BRUNSWICK GA - STARLING SUTTON, PRESIDENT OF THE GOLDEN ISLES ROTARY CLUB, WENT TO PICK UP A HIGH SCHOOL MENTEE TO GO TO THE CLUB'S BREAKFAST WHEN HE WAS ATTACKED BY "TWO RAGING PIT BULLS"

Starling Sutton and Jeremiah Dawson
Starling Sutton had been to Jeremiah Dawson’s house many times, and despite noticing a “Beware of Dog” sign, he had never seen a dog there before.
That’s why the former president of the Golden Isles Rotary Club said he was caught off guard when he went to pick up his high school mentee earlier this year to take him to the club’s weekly breakfast and was suddenly attacked by  TWO RAGING PIT BULLS.
Sutton said he feared for his life. “You could hear me screaming from a mile away,” Sutton said.
The people around the neighborhood looked on as the dogs were attacking Sutton’s throat and face, but were hesitant to get involved. That’s when Dawson emerged from his house, purportedly still putting on his tie, and pulled one of the alpha dogs off him. The other dog then retreated.
Sutton recalled the incident during Wednesday morning’s meeting of the Rotary Club, where he presented Dawson with the 2018-2019 Community Humanitarian Award. He had planned to present Dawson with the award on the morning of the dog attack, but wound up with 16 STITCHES IN HIS FACE, 22 PUNCTURE WOUNDS IN HIS HAND AND 40 STITCHES IN HIS ANKLE.
After having spent more than two months recovering from the dog attack, he finally got the chance to honor his rescuer, whom he proudly called “a young hero.”
The two met three years ago when Dawson was a participant in the Coastal Outreach Soccer organization, which is supported by the Rotary Club. Along with his heroic feat, Sutton lauded Dawson for his outstanding work ethic doing lawn work to earn money for school expenses.
Dawson begins his junior year at Brunswick High School today. As a sophomore, he tried out for the wrestling team and landed a spot on the varsity squad. He won more than 40 matches during his first season, and even qualified for the state championship, where he won his first match but dropped out because of a shoulder injury sustained in the second-round match.
With that level of skill, it’s no surprise that Dawson was able to wrestle the charging pit bull off of Sutton.
When Sutton told the story to a friend of his who had been a general in the Marine Corps, he responded, “That young man is not varsity, he’s above varsity.”Dawson still maintains lawns and does handyman work during the summer to pay for his wrestling tournament travel. A man of few words, he humbly accepted the Rotary Club’s award.

Friday, August 16, 2019

TAMPA FL - 5 DOGS - 3 PIT BULLS AND 2 MIXED BREEDS - BELONGING TO A HOMELESS MAN MAULED A BELOVED POODLE "KURO" AS HE WAS BEING TAKEN FOR A WALK ON A LEASH




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A 4-year-old poodle is recovering after  FIVE DOGS  bit and attacked him during an evening walk in Seminole Heights.


"He has holes and deep ones throughout his body, especially his head, neck, feet and tail," said Brian Choate.

Brian Choate said he was walking his friend's poodle, Kuro, last week when the attack happened.

"I saw one dog come firing at me and that dog happened to be a PIT BULL TERRIER" said Choate.

According to a Hillsborough County Animal Control incident report, officers spoke to a man who is homeless and he was with his family on the corner of the street with five dogs. The dogs broke free and started attacking the poodle.

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"I noticed some neighbors coming out, hollering worked and they were reluctant initially as anyone would be," said Choate.  Choate said he was fortunate neighbors came out of their homes and one had pepper spray.

"Finally, a man came out with some pepper spray. He started just unloading that bottle onto the faces of the dogs," said Choate.

According to an incident report, the Tampa Police Department officers arrived after receiving a call about an animal bite. The report states one of the dogs approached the officer in an aggressive manner. Animal Control also arrived.

Choate was also bit by the dogs while he was trying to break up the fight.
"I found my way home, couple blocks away. I carried Kuro home and was trying to call 911. I could barely see my phone," said Choate.

Officers took the dogs to Hillsborough County Pet Resources after the owner surrendered his animals following the attack. The dogs are in quarantine.
It is unclear what will happen to the animals that started the attack.

"I've had Pit Bull Terriers. I  am a big fan of pit bull terriers but I'm not a fan of  THESE THREE,"  said Choate. 

The owner of the dogs received a citation since the dogs were not under direct control, according to the incident report.

Kuro's owner said she has more than $5,000 in veterinary bills. Kuro had surgery after suffering from numerous bite marks. He is on medication.

"I would implore people, do not just leave your house with man's best friend, a leash and a plastic bag. That's not enough. I learned the hard way," said Choate.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help cover Kuro's veterinary bills. Those interested in helping can click here .




PLYMOUTH, MARSHALL COUNTY IN - THE FATHER OF A BOY ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL WHILE AT A CAMPGROUND 2 YEARS AGO HAS FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST YOGI BEAR'S JELLYSTONE PARK AND THE OWNER OF THE PIT BULL

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The father of a boy mauled by a pit bull mix two years ago at a Marshall County campground has filed a lawsuit against the dog’s owner, the property owner where the dog was kept and the resort itself.
Shaun Crittendon, of Knox, the father of Dawson Crittendon, filed the lawsuit on his son’s behalf on July 9 against Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, Gidget Curtis, of Highland, and Kenneth Biesboer, of Chesteron.
According to the lawsuit filed in Marshall Circuit Court, Curtis owned the lot at Jellystone where the  PIT BULL  was kept and Biesboer owned the dog.
Ten-year-old Dawson was at Jellystone when the dog attacked him at about 9:45 p.m. Thursday, July 13, according to media reports and a MCSD press release.
A news release and previous media reports put Dawson’s age at 10, but the lawsuit says he was 12 at the time. It couldn’t be determined which age is accurate.
Former Marshall County sheriff’s Det. Lt. Duane Culp previously said the dog’s owner was also bitten during the incident while trying to separate the dog from Dawson. The dog’s owner, apparently Biesboer, according to the lawsuit, declined medical treatment from Plymouth first responders, however.
Shawn Crittendon previously told WBND-TV that his son was saying hello to a neighbor when the attack occurred.
Doctors told Dawson’s parents he was bitten 22 times, with one bite about a centimeter away from puncturing an artery, according to WBND. The boy was released from the hospital over that weekend, the boy’s family previously said via social media.
About a week after the incident, Marshall County Prosecutor Nelson Chipman said no charges would be filed against Biesboer.
“After careful review of numerous facts surrounding the entire incident, I have concluded that criminal charges in this matter are not justified,” Chipman previously said in an email. “Consequently, no criminal charges will be filed.”
Officials with the Marshall County Humane Society said a few days after the attack that the dog would be put down after a 10-day quarantine period. Biesboer relinquished ownership, humane society officials previously said.
According to Crittendon’s lawsuit, Biesboer had been living with Curtis at her lot. Biesboer obtained the pit bull about five to six months before the attack.
The lawsuit also claims the pit bull “had exhibited vicious tendencies, including barking and charging at individuals. In addition, the pit bull on at least one occasion had bitten or attempted to bite a child of another resident at the (park).”
Both the Curtis and the Crittendon lots are on the same cul-de-sac in the campground. Dawson was in the cul-de-sac when the pit bull left the Curtis lot and mauled him.
“The attack was vicious and unprovoked,” according to the lawsuit.
Crittendon claims in the lawsuit that the campground “knew, or should have known,” about the “vicious propensities” of Biesboer’s pit bull. Park rules require that dogs be kept on a leash, according to the suit.
As well, Crittendon says Biesboer was negligent in “his handling and management” of the dog and for allowing it to attack Dawson, the lawsuit states.
Curtis was negligent for “harboring the pit bull on her property” and in managing the dog, according to the suit.
Crittendon seeks unspecified damages for medical expenses, future losses, court costs and attorney fees.
A published telephone listing for Shawn Crittendon, or his wife, Inez Crittendon, could not be found. They could not be reached for comment.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Curtis or Biesboer have hired attorneys. A published telephone listing for them could not be found.
Jellystone’s attorney, Indianapolis-based Jonathan L. Bucher with the firm Schutz & Pogue LLP, declined comment.
“Unfortunately, it is our policy to not comment on pending litigation,” Bucher said Friday via email.

DECATUR AL - IT WILL SOON BE A CRIME IN ALABAMA TO MISREPRESENT A PET AS A SERVICE ANIMAL


Fido may provide comfort but Alabama is cracking down on people who misrepresent pets as service animals.

"A service animal may not be a pet", the Alabama law states.  The crime-deterrent effect of the presence of an animal and the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort or companionship may not constitute work or tasks..."

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People who falsely claim their pet is a service animal could soon face criminal charges in Alabama.

Starting Sept. 1, there will be a criminal penalty for those who misrepresent a pet as a service animal or animal-in-training in public spaces or when seeking housing accommodations in Alabama.

Making false claims will be a Class C misdemeanor resulting in a $100 fine and 100 hours of community service to be performed with an organization that serves people with disabilities or one approved by the court.

You can read the full act here.

The Alabama act stipulates that service animals are limited to two types: a dog or a miniature horse. 

The animal must be individually trained to do work or perform tasks that benefit a person with a disability, such as a guide dog for someone with visual impairments or an animal trained to provide help to someone with post traumatic stress disorder.

The ADA does not restrict service animals to a particular dog breed and service animals are generally allowed in all public areas and private businesses.

Animals that provide comfort or emotional support just by being with someone are not classified as service animals under the ADA.

“A service animal may not be a pet,” the Alabama law states. “The crime-deterrent effect of the presence of an animal and the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort or companionship may not constitute work or tasks…”

The law also allows for signs to be posted in public places with the message: “Service animals are welcome. It is illegal for a person to misrepresent an animal in that person’s possession as a service animal.”

The bill makes Alabama one of 25 states that have laws related to fraudulent representation of service animals.

Penalties range from up to six months in jail and fines of up to $1,000 in California to fines of $100 in New Jersey.

https://www.al.com/news/2019/08/it-will-soon-be-a-crime-in-alabama-to-misrepresent-a-pet-as-service-animal.html?utm_campaign=aldotcom_sf&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR3wa7ODTU_cTQWQRzZBCPX3S8MCVAY0l2WKNG_rBeAf769m6YHCW5ojRCE


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The Department of Justice also offers this guidance for businesses: “When it is not obvious what service an animal provides, only limited inquiries are allowed. Staff may ask two questions:

(1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability, and 

(2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform. 



WILDWOOD NJ - A BOY WAS SEVERELY INJURED ON THE BEACH BY A PIT BULL AND WAS AIRLIFTED TO CHILDREN'S PHILADELPHIA ...THE NUTTER TOOK HIS PIT AND FLED THE SCENE!

Wildwood police are looking for the man pictured above after a boy was badly injured by a pit bull on the beach Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.

WILDWOOD (CBS) — A man whose dog severely injured an 11-year-old boy during an attack on the Wildwood beach turned himself into authorities on Friday night. Police say 28-year-old John Kalin was charged with violation of law intended to protect public health and safety.
Police say Kalin and his dog were walking along the beach near Rio Grande Avenue around 6:30 a.m. on Friday when they approached the boy and his family.
The boy asked Kalin if he could pet his dog and then the dog leapt forward and bit the boy in the face, according to police.
Kalin fled the scene with the dog after the victim’s family contacted police, authorities say.
The boy suffered injuries to his face and was taken to a local hospital, where he was then airlifted to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He’s expected to require extensive surgeries due to his injuries.

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/08/16/owner-dog-bit-11-year-old-boy-wildwood-turns-himself-in/?fbclid=IwAR0zMBE9gPpvgnNSdqAYiDVRuqRIZJGv5Fk6D8jpiwUsecRiT8JllW-gTOs

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A boy was severely injured after being bitten by a “pit bull type" dog on a beach in Wildwood early Friday, prompting police to ask for the public’s help as they try to find the animal’s owner.

The boy, whose age wasn’t disclosed, had to be airlifted to a hospital and is expected to undergo extensive surgeries, Wildwood police said in a statement.

The man seen walking the black and white “pit-bull type breed” in surveillance footage is about 6-feet tall and in his late 20s or early 30s. He has a thin build and a thin beard. The man was accompanied by a blonde-haired woman wearing a dark sweatshirt. She is thought to be in her 20s, according to police.

Detectives are combing through surveillance video from several spots in an attempt to figure out where the man and woman went.

Police, who didn’t say what time or exactly where the attack took place, couldn’t immediately be reached by NJ Advance Media for additional information.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to call Wildwood police at 609-522-0222 or send an email to jelwell@wildwoodpd.com. Tipsters can also send text “TIP WPD3” followed by your message to 888777.

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/08/pit-bull-mauls-boy-on-jersey-shore-beach-cops-asking-for-help-to-find-dogs-owner.html?fbclid=IwAR25y3JPz4X4ADKH492g1uF2rrdB8Jn__LtcsDvCdbORJ8WuSxOd_Os