Tuesday, July 16, 2019

MELBOURNE AU - AN 11-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS MAULED IN THE FACE BY A FAMILY "DOBERMAN CROSS" JUST DAYS AFTER LEO BIANCOFIORE WAS MAULED TO DEATH BY HIS SON'S PIT BULL

A dog is removed from the property where the boy was mauled in the face at Spearfelt Court, Cairnlea in Melbuorne. Picture: Sarah Matray.


Another dog attack has left an 11-year-old boy with serious facial injuries just days after Melbourne father Leo Biancofiore was mauled to death by his son’s American Staffordshire Terrier.
The boy was badly mauled in the face by a  DOBERMAN CROSS  in the northwestern Melbourne suburb of Cairnlea on Friday afternoon.
Emergency services were called to a property around 3.20pm and the boy was taken to Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital in a serious condition.
Victoria Police said it was believed the boy was at the house when he was bitten.
The Doberman cross was temporarily secured in the back yard before rangers planned to remove the animal and investigate the incident..
The dog’s owner arrived back at the home and helped police and council workers remove the dog from the property
Just last Wednesday, a pet dog went into “complete kill mode” at a home at Mill Park in Melbourne’s northeast.
Neighbours tried to help 61-year-old Leo Biancofiore as he tried to fend off his son’s American Staffordshire Terrier.
During the 45-minute attack, his wife Donata Biancofiore was also bitten by the dog, named Junior, who apparently attacked “out of the blue”.
When police arrived the attack was still underway and they fired gunshots as a distraction, but Mr Biancofiore died at the scene.
A neighbour said the dog had latched onto Mr Biancofiore’s throat.
The victim’s son later said the dog “loved” his father.
Mr Biancofiore is the fourth person killed by a purebred or mixed breed American Staffordshire Terrier in Australia this year.
https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/new-dog-attack-leaves-11yearold-boy-badly-mauled/news-story/4c7c214e39830c516275b2a43b063d37

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7245117/Vicious-dog-mauled-boys-face-devastating-gorgeous-family-neighbours-say-feared-it.html

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Eleven-year-old in stable condition in hospital after suffering serious facial injuries during a  DOBERMAN attack in Cairnlea.

An unregistered dog who mauled the face of an 11-year-old boy in a Melbourne back yard has been put down.

The child was bitten by the doberman in his Cairnlea back yard on Saturday afternoon. He was rushed to the Royal Children’s hospital with serious facial injuries and is now in a stable condition.
Local rangers removed the dog after it was temporarily secured in the back yard.
Brimbank City Council spokesman Kelvin Walsh said on Sunday the dog had since been put down.
“The owner surrendered the animal to council on Saturday and authorised its euthanasia, which was then carried out,” he said. “Council will continue to offer Victoria police ongoing assistance in the investigation.”


It comes after an American Staffordshire Terrier mauled Leo Biancofiore to death and injured his wife at their home in Mill Park on Wednesday.
Police believe the dog attack commenced inside the house. Police said it was understood the man’s wife tried to help him move outside to get away from the animal, but it continued the attack.
The killer dog, reportedly called Junior, belonged to the couple’s son and was euthanised.
American Staffordshire terriers are believed responsible for four fatal dog attacks in Melbourne and New South Wales this year.
RSPCA Victoria’s Tegan McPherson said last week there were several causes of dog attacks, but breed wasn’t necessarily one of them.
Five dog breeds are currently restricted in Victoria: American pit bull terriers, perro de presa canarios, dogo argentinos, Japanese tosas and fila brasileiros.

SAHUARITA, PIMA COUNTY AZ - A 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS VISITING IN A HOME ...WITH A PIT BULL ...SHE ATTEMPTED TO PET IT AND IT TRIED TO LICK HER TO DEATH ....NOPE, IT BIT HER IN THE FACE!!!!!!!!

(KOLD News 13) - A six-year-old girl was bit by a  PIT BULL  at a home on the 17000 block of South Camino Confianza on Monday afternoon.
According to Sahuarita police, the girl was petting the dog when it bit her in the face.
The dog is a four and a half year old pit bull mix.
The girl was transported to the hospital in Tucson.
According to authorities, the girl was visiting relatives from out of state.
The dog was taken to the Humane Society of Southern AZ after the owners said they didn’t want the dog around.
It is not yet known if the dog has been euthanized.

Lt. Almodova said, “I don’t think there’s many adults that would be that calm,” saying the girl who was bitten was “just a real champ.”


DETROIT MI - A 56-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS MAULED BY 3 PIT BULLS

THREE PIT BULLS  viciously mauled a 56-year-old man in Detroit early Monday, local media reports said. The attack left the man in critical condition, police said. 
The incident took place in Warwick just off Schoolcraft outside a home, where the dogs lived. According to police, the man was attacked in the shoulder by three pit bulls near the home, which had no fence around the yard. Police said the dogs' owner was there during the attack.
“It’s scary. I don’t walk around here. I do see loose dogs but not too many," Carmen Warren, a neighbor, told local media. Another neighbor told 7 Action News that the pit bulls who live nearby are often aggressive. The neighbor also said that despite the warning signs outside the home it is not always possible to avoid such instances.
“I tell my my kids not to walk around too much here. They like to walk to the gas station a lot and I tell them to be careful," Warren said.
A spokesperson for the city of Detroit told 7 Action News that Detroit's Animal Care and Control (DACC) was working to contact the owner of the three dogs. An investigation is currently underway into the incident. 
The DACC intends to "impound the animals to assess them during a mandatory quarantine hold. During this time, we will continue the investigation and determine whether the dogs present danger to others."
Pit bulls are a ferocious breed of dogs and have been often associated with unprovoked attacks. Last month, a woman and her pet dog were attacked by three pit bulls in Marlborough, Massachusetts. According to a local report, the pit bulls broke through an open window at a home and attacked the woman and her dog, a German shepherd. 
“She got attacked from three pit bulls,” neighbor Allan White said at the time. “She really took a beating from that animal.” White added that another neighbor stepped in to stop the attack.


Friday, July 12, 2019

PINSON, JEFFERSON COUNTY AL - A DOG MAULED A 4-YEAR-OLD BOY IN A TRUCK AT A CONVENIENCE STORE ...AIRLIFTED TO CHILDREN'S WITH SEVERE INJURIES!


A 4-year-old boy was airlifted to Children's of Alabama after being attacked by a dog in Jefferson County on Friday.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, the child and a PIT BULL  were inside a pickup truck at a gas station on Highway 75 in the Palmerdale area of Pinson when the dog suddenly turned on him.


"The child’s mother attempted to get the dog off of the child and was assisted by several citizens," the sheriff's office said in a statement. "They were finally able to get the dog off the child but the child suffered severe injuries."
The child's condition is unknown at this time.
The dog was taken into custody by animal control as authorities investigate the incident.
The sheriff's office says the attack happened at a convenience store on Hwy 75 in the Palmerdale Community. A caller told deputies the child was in a truck with the dog when it suddenly attacked him.
The child's mother, and several people nearby, were able to get the dog away from the boy, but not before he suffered severe injuries. The boy was airlifted to Children's Hospital for medical treatment, and the dog was taken into custody.
Authorities continue to investigate.

FRESNO CA - A WOMAN WAS SEVERELY MAULED BY HER PIT BULL WHEN SHE TRIED TO BREAK UP A PIT FIGHT



(KFSN) - Neighbors in the small, gated community near Bullard and Van Ness woke up to the sound of a woman screaming Thursday morning.

"I thought maybe she got shot," said one neighbor.

The Fresno County Sheriff's Office says she was instead brutally bitten by her dog.

A man who did not want to be identified saw the injuries as he was leaving the neighborhood.

"I saw this lady coming out of her house blood running down her legs," the man said.

But he did not see the PIT BULL accused of attacking his owner.

He and another male dog were reportedly fighting when the woman tried to split them up.

A decision that left her with huge gashes and burning wounds.

"At one point someone in the house attempted to intervene by pouring some gasoline on the dog and it got on her as well and they were unsuccessful that did not work," said Fresno County Sheriff's Sgt. John Wages.

After trying to break up the fight, the woman was taken to the hospital with severe bites to her legs, hand, and stomach.

The dog was handed over to Fresno Humane Animal Services where it is currently being quarantined.

Action News tried going to the home where the incident unfolded to learn more about what took place.

But no one appeared to be home.

The good news is the woman is expected to survive her injuries.

The Fresno County Sheriff's Office says the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

https://abc30.com/woman-severely-bit-trying-to-break-up-dog-fight-in-northwest-fresno/5390434/?fbclid=IwAR07laxTCn2G5EggqvqjBAjdYNkAVnEpPDLkI9WkEuchrdIqcNpj1oBz9gM


EVANDER SOUTH AFRICA - A PIT BULL MAULED A YOUNG MAN AS HE WALKED TO A NEARBY SHOP RIPPING HIS ARMS, FEET AND GENITALS ...WITHIN MINUTES OF THE MAN GOING TO A HOSPITAL, THE MUTANT ATTACKED A YOUNG WOMAN


Mr Professor Juwaki’s genitals were almost ripped off in a dog attack in Evander.


Fangs ripping into his arms, his feet, his genitals and then the excruciating pain that followed… these are things of which nightmares are made.


Yet this nightmare regularly creeps up on Mr Professor Juwaki (30) since he survived a dog attack in Evander on Wednesday, 26 June.
Being mauled was the last thing on his mind when this young father left his small dwelling in Kelvin Street which he shares with his wife and 18-month-old daughter, to go to the nearby shop.
He made it only halfway up the street, when the animal stormed out of a yard with an open gate, bit into his hands and legs until he fell, and then went for the throat.
When Mr Juwaki, a contract worker from Zimbabwe, warded off the canine’s teeth from his neck, the dog pounced on his crotch and mauled his genitals. Men travelling in Yale Street at about 6pm, saw the attack as they passed Kelvin Street.
They initially tried to push the dog away with the car, but to no avail. They then jumped out of the car, screamed and hurled stones at the dog, eventually scaring it off.
Mr Juwaki said his saviours helped him into the car and rushed him to the Evander Hospital.
The same dog attacked a young woman within minutes after Mr Juwaki was taken to hospital.
Ms Rethabile Marumo (22) who was visiting her parents in Kelvin Street for the holiday, was grabbed from behind, the dog’s teeth ripping into the flesh on her back.
“I had in earphones and was oblivious to the dog running up to me. The next thing I knew, was this pain and a dog trying to pull me down.”
Ms Marumo fought off the animal with her fists, stones and “anything I could get my hands on.”
“At least my injuries are not as severe and are healing well,” she said as she pulled up the back of her T-shirt to reveal the scab-covered lesions in her skin.
Ms Alice Rabson, wife of Mr Juwaki, kept his torn, bloodied clothes.
It is evidence. Just look at what my husband had to endure!”
The couple rents an outside room in Kelvin Street. Ms Rabson was preparing dinner when her husband was attacked.
“I did not even hear him scream. The first time I heard about the incident, was when the hospital contacted me.”

According to Ms Rabson, the doctor in the emergency room was efficient and explained to her that Mr Juwaki urgently needed an operation.
“He said the damage to my husband’s genitals was extensive, but he was unable to tell us if it would be permanent.”
Mr Juwaki might soon be transferred to another hospital. The dog that has the appearance of a PIT BULL, was kept in the yard of a government employee who allegedly denies being its owner. The SPCA confiscated this dog after it attacked pedestrians in Kelvin Street on 26 June.
“We saw her son regularly walking the dog. The dog lived in their yard. How can it not be their dog?” Ms Robson and Ms Marumo asked in unison.
“It upsets us even more that no one who lives there, has even asked us how Professor is doing.”
Ms Maruma said her parents tried to speak to the home owner, but were chased away.
The home owner could not be reached at time of going to press.
Rumours that the dog also bit another man and two children that day, could not be confirmed. The dog has been removed from the yard and is now in the care of the SPCA pending the police investigation.
Mr Nick Strydom, chairman of the SPCA, said the animal appeared agitated from a heavy tight fitting chain around its neck when it arrived at the SPCA.

https://ridgetimes.co.za/142196/dog-mauls-pedestrians-genitals-evander/?fbclid=IwAR3D4VRQMobLZMIaSImeR6sbJBffJmveOgymtzhmEq0TEYlWO
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Thursday, July 11, 2019

KENOVA WV - A FAMILY PIT BULL MIX ATTACKED THEIR 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN THE FACE AS SHE WAS PLAYING WITH IT

(WSAZ) --  A young girl had to go to the hospital after being attacked by her own pet.


A humane officer says it was the worst face bite he's ever seen.
The 12-year-old girl got stitches in her lip, and the dog was put down at the animal shelter.
The girl's mother's boyfriend says Wednesday the girl and the dog were playing in the living room of their home on 15th Street in Kenova like they'd done many times before. But he says the girl did start playing a little rough, and that's when the dog bit her face.
He says the dog was 2 years old, and they'd had it since it was a pup. He says when they got it, they thought it was a lab, but as it grew older IT BECAME APPARENT IT WAS PART PIT BULL.
He says before Wednesday, the dog had not shown any signs of violence whatsoever. He says it was loved and played like a baby.
Animal shelter director Courtney Proctor Cross says it's always a good idea not to let your kids play too rough with your pets.
"Make sure especially with little children or younger children that they're not climbing on an animal," Cross said. "An animal could have a sore place or be afraid of something or protecting its food and turn and snap at a child or injure the child."
The mom's boyfriend says he agrees the dog needed to be euthanized. He says the 12-year-old was sad when she learned the dog was put down.
He says the girl has pet a couple other dogs since the attack, and he's relieved it doesn't appear she's been too traumatized by the injury.
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ORIGINAL STORY 7/11/19
A young girl was mauled by her own pet Wednesday in Kenova.
According to a humane officer with Huntington Cabell Wayne Animal Control, the dog attacked the 12-year-old's face.
The officer says it is the worst face bite he has ever seen.
The dog is a PIT BULL-LAB MIX, according to the humane officer.
The Kenova Police Department responded to the incident.
We're told the dog was euthanized to be tested for rabies.
There's no word on the child's condition.

TIMMINS, ONTARIO CANADA - A WOMAN IS AFRAID TO GO HOME AFTER A NEIGHBOR'S 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED THEM TWICE ...THE SECOND TIME THE LAND SHARKS PUSHED THEIR WAY INTO THEIR APARTMENT AND RIPPED THEIR FOX TERRIER 'S CHEST OPEN



UPDATE:  https://northernontario.ctvnews.ca/recovering-from-aggressive-dog-attacks-1.4509872


A Timmins woman is scared to go home to her Kirby Avenue apartment after she, her boyfriend and their two dogs were attacked on two separate occasions by their neighbour’s  TWO PIT BULLS.
Joe Pye says he and his pug were attacked on June 21st .  He suffered 13 puncture wounds. The dog had bruised hips and eight punctures.
Then, he says,  last Thursday the pit bulls forced their way into their apartment as his girlfriend, Serena Levert, went to take their dogs outside.  Levert suffered bites and scratches, and their fox terrier’s chest was ripped open
“Now, my girlfriend has not been home with the two dogs since Thursday night,” Pye says, “because she’s just terrified and I don’t blame her.”
Pye says his lawyer, landlord and everyone right up to Premier Doug Ford’s office are saying their hands are tied, and there’s nothing that can be done.
“I don’t blame the breed.  I blame the owner for making these dogs vicious,” he comments. “I was the third attack, my girlfriend was the fourth attack that I know of.  These dogs should be put down and this owner should not even be allowed to own a goldfish.”