Monday, May 22, 2017

STICKNEY IL - A 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL AND HER SISTER WERE WALKING HOME FROM THE SCHOOL BUS STOP WHEN A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL BEING WALKED BY "A BOY AND HIS SIBLINGS" LATCHED ON TO HER FACE AND "DANGLED"

12-year-old girl attacked by pit bull in Stickney

A walk home turned into a frightening experience for a 12-year-old girl in the Chicago area.

She was attacked by a PIT BULL  as she was walking home in suburban Stickney on Wednesday.

Brianna Hull-Saunders was walking home with her sister from the bus stop after school when the attack happened. She had to get nine stitches after the attack.

"I'm terrified. My heart hurts for her. It's hard for a mother to talk about it," Kimberly Hull-Saunders, Brianna's mother, said.

The grade-schooler said trouble began near 40th Street and Wisconsin Avenue after they encountered a neighborhood boy and his siblings walking their family's dog.

She said it was as the boy, who they know from school, taunted them with the dog that the animal somehow broke free.

"The dog was too strong. The leash slipped out of his hand and the dog jumped at my face," Brianna said.

Brianna's 11-year-old sister, Brittany, somehow managed to fight the dog off.

"HE WAS DANGLING ON HER, so I slapped him off. And then he was on his hind legs and then I slapped him off again and then he got off," she said.

The girl's family says she almost lost sight in her right eye and now has to have plastic surgery once her wounds heal.

"I'm very angry. This shouldn't happened to anybody," Theodore Saunders, Brianna's father, said.

It's unclear if the dog has been quarantined as police continue to investigate.

"We have some people who have said we've had issues with this dog jumping on people or nipping at people," Stickney Police Chief David Babich said.

For now, Stickney Township Animal Control has cited the owner for allowing the animal to run around loose and not having a dog license.

http://abc7chicago.com/news/12-year-old-attacked-by-pit-bull-in-stickney-while-walking-home/2009488/?sf79934804=1

http://www.wlsam.com/2017/05/19/stickney-girl-needs-surgery-after-pit-bull-attack/

FONTANA CA - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL "SOMEHOW" GOT LOOSE AND MAULED A 10-YEAR-OLD BOY WALKING HOME FROM SCHOOL

A 10-year-old boy suffered severe injuries to his face and head area after being attacked by a pit bull while walking home from school in Fontana, according to the Fontana Police Department.

On May 19 at about 2:37 p.m., police were notified about the incident in the 14800 block of Woodland Drive.
Officers with the Fontana Animal Services Team (FAST) responded to the location, and paramedics treated the child at the scene and transported him to a local hospital. The child is expected to survive.
The preliminary investigation showed that the child was walking home from school when the pit bull got loose. It is believed the owner's children may have left the gate of their residence unlatched after taking out garbage cans, police said.
The pit bull's owner, Richard Contreras, was cited for having a dog at large, which is a misdemeanor.
The PIT BULL  was taken to the Riverside County Animal Shelter for a 10-day mandatory quarantine. Police are not aware of any other violent incidents involving this dog.
http://www.fontanaheraldnews.com/news/child-suffers-severe-head-injuries-after-being-attacked-by-pit/article_c8d80904-3f33-11e7-b651-77d882cd7423.html

http://www.dailybulletin.com/general-news/20170520/pit-bull-bites-10-year-old-in-the-face-in-fontana


SOMERSWORTH NH - A NEIGHBOR'S UNLICENSED UNVACCINATED VICIOUS PITS "SOMEHOW" GOT LOOSE AND ATTACKED CHET AYERS SR, 80, AS HE WAS WALKING IN HIS YARD TO LOOK FOR HIS CAT

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An 80-year-old Somersworth man is recovering from serious injuries after he was attacked Wednesday by a neighbor’s PIT BULL.
Chet Ayers Sr. went out to his backyard around noon looking for his pet cat when the attack occurred near a set of stairs in a retaining wall between 12 Beacon and 25 High streets.
“This is the first time she has even gotten out without a leash,” Chet said of his 15-year-old cat, Momma Kitty. “I went out back to look for her and those dogs came up over the wall.”
Chet said he moved to Somersworth about eight months ago and the dogs had always been tied up.
Ayers’s daughter-in-law Sharon lives in the same building and was getting something out of her car when she heard the commotion and came running.
“I was screaming,” Sharon said. “I didn’t try to get the dogs off of him. I thought they would attack me, so I ran upstairs to get my phone and called for help.”
Sharon said the dogs’ owner Jennifer Janvrin called to the dogs and they went to her.
Janvrin, 36, of 25 High St., said the dogs are normally tied up and her daughter was taking them outside to tie them up when they spotted Chet on the stairs and took off.
"I’m sorry my dog did that,” Janvrin said. “He never did anything like this before. Normally when I bring them out they are fine and have never left the yard before.”
Janvrin said Chet has complained about the dogs barking before and has yelled at them from the porch.
They are big dumb dogs that bark at everything,” Janvrin said. “After he complained I got bark collars for them.”
Janvrin said her dogs have a bad reputation because they are pit bulls.
“We have an old lady who walks up and down the street and I don’t know her but she will come up to play with them,” Janvrin said.
Somersworth Police and American Ambulance responded to the scene and Chet was transported to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover for treatment.
He has a puncture wound, cuts and scratches on his hands, arms and face and his hands are still a little swollen.
According to Somersworth Police Capt. Russ Timmons, the following summonses were issued to Janvrin: unlicensed dog; dog at large; rabies vaccination required; and vicious dog.
The Ayerses said they believed both of Janvrin’s dogs were quarantined, but police said only the dog involved in the attack, named “Thunder,” is quarantined.
Janvrin confirmed she is required to keep the dog in the home for the next 10 days.

http://www.fosters.com/news/20170522/somersworth-man-80-recovering-from-dog-attack


Friday, May 19, 2017

WYANDOTTE, WAYNE COUNTY MI - A 68-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS SEVERELY MAULED BY HIS NEIGHBOR'S PIT MIX AND SHEPHERD MIX WHEN HE WENT TO TELL THE OWNER THAT THEY WERE LOOSE

A man was viciously attacked by two dogs after attempting to inform their owners that they were running loose.
The man was armed with a gun, but he did not shoot the dogs.
The incident occurred at about 11:15 a.m. May 16 in the 3800 block of 20th Street.
According to Wyandotte police, the two dogs somehow got out of the house or escaped from their yard without their owners knowing about it. One dog is described as a German Shepherd/boxer mix breed, and the other is a Pit Bull/Boxer mix.
“The victim had gone across to his neighbor’s house to inform them the dogs were loose,” said Inspector Brian Zalewski. “That’s when the dogs grabbed a hold of him and knocked him to the ground. He received injuries to his arms, legs, back and the back of his head, as he was trying to shield his face.”
Police, who were the first to arrive, found the dogs sitting in the driveway, close to where the victim was.
Zalewski said the responding officer used his “good judgement” not to shoot the dogs, in large part because of their proximity to the victim, and the fact the location was a residential neighborhood.
However, witnesses reported hearing a gunshot. Police confirm that a gun was fired, but not by a police officer.
“The victim is a licensed gun owner who had his gun with him,” Zalewski said. “He fired his gun into the ground to scare them off.”
Zalewski said shooting the gun did succeed in getting the dogs to stop attacking.
When the reporting officer arrived he said a detective and a command officer were already at the scene, trying to get the dogs away from the victim. They were circling the injured man and made several charges at officers, displaying their teeth and growling.
One of the canines, described as a large brown dog, charged the command officer so the reporting officer used his Taser on the dog, which immediately took effect.
As officers tried to grab the brown dog, the white dog came to his defense, growling at officers. The dog that was electroshocked broke one of the copper wires and ran into a yard. Both dogs were captured by animal control officers a short time later.
Police spoke with the 68-year-old victim as paramedics were working on him in the back of an ambulance.
He said he was on the neighbor’s porch, knocking on the door in an attempt to inform them their dogs were out, when the brown dog grabbed his leg and the white one grabbed his arm.
The dogs dragged him off the porch and onto the ground, where they proceeded to maul him. He told police he fired a “warning shot” to scare off the dogs. Police said the victim has a valid concealed pistol license.
Even with his injuries, the victim said he didn’t want to hurt the dogs, but used his gun so they would stop attacking him.
The victim was taken to Beaumont Hospital —Trenton for treatment to his injuries. An officer described his injuries as severe.
Police said it took several minutes for the dogs’ owner to open the door. When told her dogs mauled her neighbor in the driveway, and she saw the blood, she asked police if he had died.
Police asked her why it took her so long to answer the door. She said she was sleeping and had a fan next to her, so did not hear knocking at her door.
The dogs’ other owner arrived and turned over paperwork for the dogs. He said the shepherd mix breed dog attacked a mail carrier about four weeks ago.
The man said both dogs were in the house when he left for work. The front screen window was damaged, leading police to believe the dodgs jumped out through that window.
Investigators also found a large hole through the back cyclone fence. Someone had attempted to close the hole, but police said the dogs appear to be able to access the opening.
A detective spoke with the victim in the hospital on Wednesday, saying he appeared to be in good spirits and was recovering.
Both dogs remain in the city’s animal shelter. Zalewski said they most likely will be held until police hear back from the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office for review of charges.
Zalewski said having a dangerous dog can, in some instances, be considered a felony. He said the city also has ordinances in the book pertaining to possession of dangerous dogs.
The victim has been released from the hospital.

LINDSIDE WV - LOWELL BOWDEN, 70, WAS MAULED BEYOND RECOGNITION ON NOV. 27, 2009, BY A PACK OF PIT BULLS WHILE HE WAS TAKING A WALK THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING 1/4 MILE FROM HIS HOME...WHEN HE WAS FOUND HE HAD NO VITAL SIGNS... HE WAS AIRLIFTED TO ROANOKE...HE DIED DEC. 4...OVER SEVEN YEARS LATER HIS WIDOW IS STILL SEEKING JUSTICE IN THE COURT SYSTEM


CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has reinstated a lawsuit against a dog warden by the widow of a man who was fatally mauled by pit bulls while taking a walk in 2009.
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http://blog.dogsbite.org/2009/12/2009-fatality-70-year-old-dies-after.html
The court stated that Monroe Circuit Judge Robert Irons wrongly dismissed the lawsuit in 2016 against the county commission and Dog Warden Patricia Green, according to the May 18 opinion.
Justice Robin Jean Davis authored the opinion.
Dreama Bowden, as administratrix of the estate of her late husband, Lowell Bowden, appealed two orders entered by Monroe Circuit Court.
The first order granted summary judgment in favor of Patricia Green and the Monroe County Commission, based upon the circuit court’s conclusion that the evidence presented by Dreama Bowden was insufficient to establish a disputed issue of material fact in relation to the special relationship exception to the public duty doctrine.
In its second order, the circuit court summarily dismissed all of Dreama Bowden’s remaining claims against all defendants.
 “We find the circuit court’s rulings in both orders to be erroneous,” Davis wrote. “Accordingly, we reverse the orders and remand this case for further proceedings.”
On Nov. 27, 2009, Lowell Bowden was viciously attacked by four or five American Pit Bull Terriers while he was taking a walk in the area in which he resided. He later died from the injuries sustained in the attack.
The pit bulls involved in the attack were kept at the home of Kim Blankenship and four of the dogs belonged to her son, Justin Blankenship, who resided in her home. The remaining one was owned by Anna Hughs and Mose Christian, but Justin Blankenship was caring for it.
According to the court, all five dogs were later euthanized, and Justin Blankenship pleaded guilty to nine misdemeanors, including involuntary manslaughter.
Dreama Bowden filed a complaint for negligence in allowing the vicious dogs to remain at large and wrongful death. The county filed a motion to dismiss the complaint and the circuit court granted the motion to dismiss. Dreama Bowden then appealed to the Supreme Court and the court remanded for additional discovery and to allow her to file an amended complaint.
Thereafter, the county filed a motion seeking summary judgment and the circuit court granted summary judgment on May 5, 2016. The circuit court then filed a dismissal order on June 2, which dismissed the action in its entirety. Dreama Bowden then appealed.
The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court’s summary judgment order and also summarily vacated the circuit court’s dismissal order.
Dreama Bowden was represented by Michael A. Olivio and Stephanie H.D. Mullett of Olivio Law Firm.
The respondents were represented by J. Victor Flanagan and Daniel J. Burns of Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe.
W.Va. Supreme Court of Appeals case number: 16-0597

http://wvrecord.com/stories/511117907-supreme-court-reinstates-lawsuit-involving-pit-bull-attack-death

http://www.bdtonline.com/news/court-reinstates-suit-in-fatal-pit-bull-mauling/article_baa764f0-3cff-11e7-8249-0bb256b119dd.html



Thursday, May 18, 2017

DETROIT MI - JOHNAY BROWN REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER BEING MAULED BY MULTIPLE PIT BULLS AND HAS UNDERGONE FIVE SURGERIES DUE TO INJURIES TO HER INTESTINES, HEAD AND BACK


                                                                                                                                   
On, Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Johnay Brown was mauled by multiple pit bulls. Johnay has been in critical condition since the attack . She has undergone 5 surgeries in a one week time frame due to injuries to her intestines head and back. Johnay have a long road to recovery including plastic surgery. Doctors recommends she stay sedated to help with her healing process. Mom, Latoya Benson, single mother parent,has not left Johnay side. She is employed but, currently, not able to attend work due to the serious nature of Johnay's health.We neep your help for Johnay's medical expenses and to financially help mom to maintain while she off work now,and expected to be off for another 9 months at the minimum.These funds will not heal her or ever make what has happened to 5 year old Johnay go away but, simply give her parents a peace of mind while recovering. This is an urgent sitaution that requires immediate help. The money goal has been set at a very low amount compared to what it take to get Johnay all the way well, even after 3 months in the hospital, she will still need therapy which will continue to be a cost for mom.  Mom, Latoya Benson will be responsible for all health care cost. Mom will need to pay her rent and all other bills so that Johnay will still have a place to call home. If, you can not help monetarily  you can also donate food and clothes. Johnay will be on a feeding tube and not able to move so her weight has decreased.

KENNETT MO - A PIT BULL CHOMPED ANOTHER CHILD IN THE FACE

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EVERYONE ...SPECIAL PRAYERS FOR MY GREAT NIECE CALLIE..SHE WAS ATTACKED BY A PITBULL LAST NIGHT AND WAS TRANSPORTED FROM KENNETT,MO TO LEBOHNER CHILDRENS HOSPITAL IN MEMPHIS,TN. GOD TOUCH AND HEAL THIS BABY MENTAL AND PHYSICAL DAMAGES THAT HAVE BEEN DONE TO THIS SWEET BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL. I LOVE YOU SAMANTHA AND CALLIW. LOVE... AUNTIE TIA


BURTON ENGLAND - AN AMERICAN PIT BULL TYPE DOG ATTACKED A WOMAN AND SHE JUMPED INTO A CANAL AND SWAM TO A BOAT TO ESCAPE...THE PIT FOLLOWED HER ONTO THE BOAT AND CONTINUED THE ATTACK!!!

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A Burton man who heroically wrestled a dangerous dog off a young woman who was being savagely attacked has described the moment he grabbed the PIT BULL TYPE DOG.

Steve James, 57, who lives in a horse box on Third Avenue, in Burton, was watching the football – West Bromwich versus Chelsea ­- on Friday night, May 12, when he heard a panicked knock.

The person was asking what the address was, so they could call an ambulance to help out a 27-year-old woman. The woman had been walking along the nearby Trent and Mersey canal when she was mauled by a large dog, described as an American pit bull type animal.

She had jumped into the water, and swam about 100 metres before gripping on to the side of a narrowboat. The owner of the boat then came out and pulled the woman on board, but then the dog got on board the boat as well.

The owner managed to get the dangerous dog inside the boat, and placed a weight in front of the door while the woman tried to escape.

However the dog managed to break free, and again attacked the woman, who by this time was standing on the towpath by the side of the canal.


It was then that Mr James arrived, and found the woman trying to keep the dog at arm's length. She had suffered severe lacerations to her legs, arms and ribs, so that the bones on her shin were exposed.

Mr James, an Aston Villa fan said: "I grabbed a lead from my van, and I said to her on the count of three, let go of the dog. So when it got to three, I put the lead over his neck.

"By this time, the ambulance had arrived, and so she went to the ambulance. She was in there for a good hour before she went to hospital, because they had to clean all of the wounds.

"I managed to calm the dog down a bit, and walked it up to near where the ambulance was, and tied it up.

"I have always had big dogs myself so I knew what to do, but that dog was going to kill her, no doubt about it." 

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, which attended the scene, said: "We received reports of a woman being attacked by a dog. The caller said the patient had jumped in to the canal to get away from the dog.

"A 27-year-old woman received injuries to her arm, and possible rib injuries.

"A single ambulance attended, and she was taken to the Royal Stoke Hospital."

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said:  "We were called to a canal boat by Waterside Court (near Third Avenue) around 9.25pm on Friday, May 12 by colleagues from the ambulance service.

"A woman had been bitten by HER DOG. She was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital with arm and leg injuries and received treatment.

"The dog was seized for assessment of breed type. Inquiries are ongoing."


http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/8203-good-samaritan-who-lives-in-a-horse-box-in-burton-saved-young-woman-s-life-after-savage-dog-attack/story-30340345-detail/story.html#Ibq8XDtg1sEe4yHr.01