Saturday, December 15, 2018

YOUNGSTOWN OH - A PIT BULL "SOMEHOW" GOT OUT AND BEGAN ATTACKING 2 CHILDREN WAITING FOR A SCHOOL BUS

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On Wednesday morning just before 7, a Youngstown City School bus driver was making her normal route.
The driver, Ashley Triplett, noticed two children who looked like they needed help at the intersection of Francisca and Guadalupe Avenues.
"I saw two children and I mean they looked like they were in distress," said Tripplett.
The young students were being attacked by a dog.
Even though they aren't students Triplett picks up each morning, she knew she had to help.
"I just started yelling for my attendant," said Triplett.
Viola Sheeler, the school bus aide, said she sprung into action.
She realized two kids were being attacked by a dog, so she grabbed a broom and umbrella from the bus, then jumped out to help the children.
"I called him (the dog) and he started to charge after me," said Sheeler. "So I hit him with the broom. I took the broom and just kept beating him, beating him, beating him."
She said the dog looked like it could have been a  PIT BULL.
The students were Stambaugh Charter Academy Students who were waiting for their own bus.  
While Sheeler was fighting off the dog, Triplett called for Youngstown City Police and an ambulance.
The young girls had been bitten by the dog.
Sheeler said it didn't appear to be too bad.
The Chief of Transportation for Youngstown City Schools said the bus driver and the aid did the right thing but believes adults should watch over children at the bus stops.
"We always encourage parents to accompany their children to the bus stop," said Colleen Murphy- Penk. "A lot of times there are multiple kids waiting at the bus stop and you know parents could take turns."
According to the bus driver and aide, the dog belonged to people in a nearby home and got out by accident.

SEATTLE WA - A PIT BULL "SOMEHOW" ESCAPED ITS HOME AND MADE ITS WAY INSIDE ST. THERESE CATHOLIC ACADEMY AND ATTACKED 3 STUDENTS



 A  PIT BULL  escaped a Seattle home and bit a third-grade girl inside nearby St. Therese Catholic Academy on Thursday. 

“Jumped on one of my friends and started attacking me,” said Doris Dickerson, the 8-year-old who was attacked and bitten on her head and hand. “It just dragged me.”Dickerson is related to KIRO 7 reporter Michael Spears.
She spent much of the day at the hospital and was released Thursday evening with stitches in her face and hand. St. Therese Catholic Academy is an elementary and middle school located at 900 35th Ave in Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood.
Police said two dogs managed to get loose from a nearby home and entered the school grounds as students were ending their recess period. Two other students also received several minor bites. 
All three students are expected to be OK.
“Screaming and then my teacher was trying to get the dog away from me,” said Dickerson, who had been in a hallway on a bathroom break when the dog got inside the school.
The school’s principal told KIRO 7’s Deedee Sun several teachers jumped in to help Dickerson.
“Two teachers, our seventh and third grade teachers, and another teacher came in and physically got the dog,” said principal Matthew DeBoer. “It was not easy, but got the dog out of the building and held it.”
Dickerson’s mom took her to Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Dickerson, whose ninth birthday is Friday, said she’s nervous about going back to school.
“I think the dog is going back there again,” said Dickerson.
However, she told KIRO 7 that her principal and teacher have made her feel better.
“My principal said he loved me and ‘we’re all praying for you,’” said Dickerson.
Animal control investigators are conducting a follow-up investigation. Click here for more information on the incident from the Seattle Police Department. 

ANZA, RIVERSIDE COUNTY CA - A WOMAN WAS SEVERELY INJURED AND AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER 3 PIT BULLS ENTERED HER YARD AND MAULED HER AS SHE WAS HANGING OUT LAUNDRY

Woman Attacked by 3 Pit Bulls in Riverside County
A woman suffered serious injuries and had to be airlifted to a hospital after she was attacked and mauled by three dogs in the unincorporated Riverside County area of Anza Saturday.
The attack was reported just after 9:40 a.m. in the 55000 block of Mitchell Road, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
A responding officer for the Riverside County Department of Animal Services described the victim's injuries as "severe,'' according John Welsh, a spokesman for the department.
"All three [dogs] were  PIT BULLS  or pit bull mixes and there is a known owner,'' Welsh said.
The woman was attacked on her own property while she was believed to be hanging laundry, according to Welsh.
The dogs involved in the attack were impounded, he said. The owner of the dog was believed to have a felony warrant and was arrested by sheriff's deputies after the incident, Welsh said. 
The name or age of the victim was not disclosed, and her condition was unknown.
"It's imperative that owners of these types of dogs do everything in their power to prevent such horrific attacks," Animal Services Director Robert Miller said.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

LANSING MI - A MAN SHOT AND KILLED HIS NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL THAT DUG UNDER A BACKYARD FENCE AND ATTACKED HIS DOG THEN CAME AFTER HIM



(WILX) - A mid-Michigan prosecutor's office is deciding if charges will be filed against a man who shot and killed his neighbor's dog.

At 11:05 a.m. on Wednesday, officers received a 911 call from someone claiming that their dog had been shot and killed.
This went down at the 4300 block of Chadburne Drive in Lansing.
A homeowner who didn't want to be identified said his neighbor, Steve, shot and killed the PIT BULL.
"I heard a pop, pop again. I came out here and police started showing up. Steve shot the neighbor's dog because it was in the backyard, attacking his dog."
This neighbor said that Steve told him the pit bull dug a hole underneath the fence separating Steve's and it's owner's backyard, and then attacked Steve's 9-year-old Brittany-mix, Ellie.
"He [Steve] got Ellie inside the house. The pit bull came charging after him. He turned around and popped a couple of caps in its ***."
The pit bull's owner was visibly upset as he carried its blanket-wrapped body and gave it to Eaton County Animal Control. News 10's Carla Bayron asked him what happened, but he told her that he didn't want to talk.
"They've been pretty quiet. They keep their dogs in the backyard. Most people in this neighborhood usually got their dogs on leashes. Not many dogs usually roam the neighborhood so it's usually pretty quiet." said the neighbor who didn't want to be identified.
The neighbor also said Steve told him that Ellie is limping, but not seriously hurt.
The Lansing Police Department said no people were hurt and no one has been arrested.
Eaton County's Animal Control ordinance state that owners of vicious animals can be held liable if the animal attacks someone. A dog can be declared vicious if it has a tendency to attack people or other animals.
It's also possible that the man who shot the dog could be charged with animal cruelty.
News 10 will let you know when the prosecutor makes a decision.

NEW PORT RICHEY FL - A LARGE PIT BULL ATTACKED ITS OWNERS CAUSING SEVERE INJURIES TO THE MAN ...BREAKING HIS ARM!


A family dog has attacked its owners, severely injuring the boyfriend and causing minor injuries to the girlfriend, according to emergency crews.

Pasco County Fire Rescue said  the "LARGE PIT BULL"  attacked the victims near the intersection of Otter Way and Sawgrass Boulevard in New Port Richey. Officials said the dog started attacking its owners for unknown reasons and wouldn't stop.

Both of them have been taken to the hospital. The dog was killed by sheriff's deputies, authorities have confirmed. The family has other dogs that were not involved in the attack.

Monday, December 10, 2018

MARIETTA, ROBESON COUNTY NC - AN ELDERLY WOMAN, 73, WAS FATALLY MAULED BY HER BROTHER'S ROTTWEILLERS - AT LEAST 4 DOGS WERE SHOT BY DEPUTIES





 — A Robeson County woman was killed and two of her young grandchildren were injured, one of them critically, when the three were attacked Monday by FOUR ROTTWEILERS  owned by the woman's brother, the sheriff's office said Tuesday.
Esta Currier, 73, who lives at a home in the 2200 block of Olivet Church Road, died after the attack Monday afternoon, authorities said.
The two children, ages 7 and 9, were flown for medical treatment to McLeod Hospital in Florence, S.C., where they were listed in stable condition, according to a written statement by the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's office declined to identify the young victims because they are juveniles.The two deputies who were called to the scene opened fire, because "they were approached by the dogs in an aggressive manner," the statement said. The dogs were killed and turned over to Robeson County Animal Control.

It was not immediately clear what prompted the attack or if the victims were known to the animals.


The owner of the dogs, whose identity was pending, declined comment about the incident.
It was not clear if the dogs' owner would be charged in connection with the attack.
Justin Oliver, mayor of Marietta, which is where the attack occurred, said the pet dogs were always kept behind a fence.
"The dogs were always fenced in," he said. "If they had not been, it would have been addressed. I don't know how they escaped and how all this happened."
The State Bureau of Investigation has been called to assist with the investigation, a routine response when an officer discharges their weapon, according to the sheriff's office.
The State Bureau of Investigation has been called to assist with the investigation, a routine response when an officer discharges their weapon, according to the sheriff's office.
Esta Currier, 73, who lives at a home in the 2200 block of Olivet Church Road, died after the attack Monday afternoon, authorities said.
The two children, ages 7 and 9, were flown for medical treatment to McLeod Hospital in Florence, S.C., where they were listed in stable condition, according to a written statement by the sheriff's office.
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(WMBF) – An elderly female was killed and two children were badly injured as the result of a dog attack in Robeson County, according to Sheriff Burnis Wilkins.

The sheriff said deputies received a call around 4:30 p.m. Monday of a ROTTWEILER  attack taking place in the 2200 block of Olivet Church Road in the Marietta community.

When deputies arrived, they found the female dead near the roadway and the two injured children, according to Wilkins. He added several dogs were shot by the deputies after they came under attack while trying to render aid.
Wilkins didn’t have the exact number, but said at least four dogs were shot.
According to the sheriff, several residents were protecting the children from the animals as best as they could until deputies arrived. Both victims were airlifted to McLeod Hospital, Wilkins added.
Robeson County Animal Control and the State Bureau of Investigation has been called to the scene.

In an earlier version of this story, the sheriff said the dogs involved were pit bulls. He clarified that they were actually Rottweilers.

https://www.wmbfnews.com/2018/12/11/one-dead-two-children-badly-injured-following-pit-bull-attack/?fbclid=IwAR1pHdOud7H7C8Wws3M0gwYPXEh6gViSC6VpykCDxXOMoHOR5bhlFS62AuE

https://www.robesonian.com/news/118168/dogs-kill-woman-injure-2?fbclid=IwAR01wt-KAFSPHdD8xKdGfSsYwh1ldEfOMBiDnJre5AU2Mj3TFYDGee31gFQ



2018 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES -  25   (10 children + 15 adults)

PIT BULL - (CA 2, FL 2, IL, KY, LA, MD, NC 2, OK, OH, OR, PA 2, TX, DC, WIS - 18
PIT BULL AND 6 OTHER DOGS (7 DOGS) (OK) - 1
PIT BULL/LAB/MALAMUTE MIX ?  "MALLY PIT" - (MO) - 1 
WOLF/MALAMUTE MIX - (VA)  - 1
ROTTWEILER - 1 (NC)
ROTTWEILER/LAB/10 POUND TERRIER - (CA)  - 1
MASTIFF MIX - NV - 1
LEOPARD/CUR MIX - TX - 1
GERMAN SHEPHERD - GA - 1 

CA - 3
FL - 2
GA - 1
IL - 1
KY - 1
LA - 1
MD - 1 
MS - 1
MO - 1
NC - 3
NV - 1
OH - 1
OK  - 2
OR - 1
PA - 1
TX - 2
VA - 1 
WA DC - 1
WIS - 1



1)  1-9 - LAURA WILLIAMS RAY - 50's - BROWNSVILLE QUACHITA PARISH LA - She died from injuries after a pit bull mauled her at the Happy Hounds pet boarding facility where she worked - A FB friend said she was cleaning a kennel around 11pm when the 50 pound pit attacked her -  The owner had signed a form for the pit saying it was not aggressive and had never shown aggression - She was the mother of 4 children.

2) 1-15 - RYLEE MARIE DODGE - 3 - DUNCAN OK - Officers responded to a call of a child being attacked by a dog inside a home - The pit bull had been given to the child's father by a friend about 5 days previous and was being kept at his mother's house in a fence that went around the front yard - The young father said in a video that he had left the child with his mother to go visit his brother for about 20 minutes when he received a call about the attack - He rushed back home to find his mother laying on the pit bull to try and keep it from continuing to attack his daughter - He said that the child opened the door and the pit bull rushed in and began the attack and that there was blood all through the house - His mother was injured from trying to keep the dog off his daughter.  

3) 2-15 - DAVID G. BROWN - 46 - OWENSBORO KY - At least 3 dogs were living at the home - one of the dogs tried to attack responding officers and was shot and killed - Comments on Facebook from witnesses are calling the maulers  PIT BULLS - They are saying that 2 of the 3 meat grinders were involved in the attack - Apparently the victims Pits were fighting and they intervened to try and separate them - His wife Dana was injured and he died  "from a heart attack due to complications from the injuries of the dog attack".

4) 3-7 - UNIDENTIFIED 8-DAY-OLD INFANT GIRL -  LEE COUNTY VA - Sheriff Gary Parsons confirmed that about 11:46am Wednesday a large Shepherd type dog mauled an 8-day-old girl in her bassinet and she suffered extensive injuries to her upper body - A family member  first drove her to Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap - From there she was taken to Kingsport and then flown to UT Medical Center where she died about 4pm - Another news report said the dog was a "Mixed Breed - Then the final word came that the animal that killed the 8-day-old infant in her bassinet was a male 3/1/2 year old WOLF/MALAMUTE MIX. 

5) 3-9 - LOXLI WILLOW CHAVEZ - 13 MONTH OLD GIRL - CAPE GIRARDEAU MISSOURI - Babysitter's  male Pit Bull Mix said to be around 40 pounds mauled the toddler to death - Cape Girardeau Police Facebook comments are about the only information coming out - Even the gofundme site tells us nothing but the baby's name
Later articles said the dog was a Pit Bull/Lab/Malamute Mix or "Mally Pit".

6) 3-24 - HONG SAENGSAMLY - 49 -  MILWAUKEE WI -  She was last seen by her daughter on  23 Friday evening - Her son went to check on her Saturday and found her fatally mauled - He shot one of her 2 pit bulls - Her cause of death was listed as blunt force injuries and multiple punctures due to mauling by dogs.

7) 3-25 - NOAH TREVINO - 6 - CONVERSE BEXAR CO TX - The family's large black and white Pit Bull Mix was tied up in the back yard and  Noah was playing - A relative looked out and saw the dog had the child by the neck shaking him - The family started CPR to  resusitate him and he was air lifted to hospital but was pronounced dead.  

8) 5-5 - GAIA NOVA - 3 MONTHS OLD GIRL  - SHERMAN OAKS AREA OF LOS ANGELES CA - A grandmother was caring for the infant when she was mauled on her head - It was reported that she went to make a bottle for the baby and one of the 3 family dogs got to her - The dogs are said to be a ROTTWEILER,  a LABRADOR, and a 10 POUND TERRIER - No word yet on which dog attacked the baby.

9) 5 -10/11 - TRACY GARCIA - 52 - CARTER COUNTY OK - Neighbor's 7 dogs - A pit bull and 6 other smaller mixed dogs mauled the woman in her own yard .... 

10) 5-16 - GEORGIA RUTH MORGAN - 75 - GULFPORT MS - The elderly woman often walked and picked up cans for money to donate to her church - A neighbor's 2 pit bulls mauled her when she opened the dilapidated fence gate and she was dead before officers arrived.

11) 6-13 -  PAIGE BRADLEY - 5-MONTH-OLD GIRL - CLAYTON COUNTY GEORGIA - A friend/babysitter's German Shepherd mauled her to death while she was sleeping on a bed in a separate bedroom.

12) 6-25 - DONALD STEELE - 91 - ARCATA CA -The Humboldt County Coroner's Office has identified the victim of a fatal dog attack in Arcata as 91-year-old man and the cause of death was injuries consistent with a dog attack.  The dog is said to be a pit bull belonging to his son.  

13) 7-18 - JAELAH SMITH - 6 - JACKSONVILLE FL - KILLED BY A PIT BULL MIX HER FAMILY WAS DOG SITTING WHILE THE OWNER WAS AWAY

14) 8-1 - JAVON TORRES - PHILADELPHIA PA - PIT BULLS - 5 or 6 pits lived in house -  It is believed that 3 pits ravaged his body and officers shot 3 ....

15) 8-3 - KAREN BROWN, 57 - CHICAGO IL - She was walking in her neighborhood when a large pit bull that some say was a  "loose" or "stray" dog mauled her to death -


16) 8-9 - OLGA REKHSON - 64 - LAKE TILLERY MONTGOMERY COUNTY NC -  She went for her daily walk and when she didn't return her husband called for neighbors and friends to search - When they didn't find her 911 was called and Sheriff's deputies and search and rescue found her on the side of an unused road in the development - It was determined by authorities that she had been fatally mauled by a neighbor's 2 pit bulls.

17) 8 -  GURNEY WALKER - 75 - ROCKY MOUNT NORTH CAROLINA - PIT BULL - A 75-year-old man was fatally mauled inside a  home where he had been staying - 

18) 9-3 - ROBIN CONWAY - 64 - COLUMBIA MARYLAND - Mauled to death in her backyard by a Pit Bull she had adopted 2 weeks ago.

19) 9-6 - TEENA CAROL MAWHORTA - 74 - MOUNT SHASTA CA - The elderly woman was sitting in a chair in the kitchen as her daughter was bringing her a glass of water about 10:30am  - She reached under the table to pet her pit bull mix when it attacked her and knocked her out of the chair and began biting her face and head ripping off a piece of her scalp - Her daughter attempted to stop the attack and was also bitten - The pit bull mix belonged to her other daughter Paula Jones - No news media reported on this attack and a GOFUNDME and a Facebook memorial page did not mention how she died. 

20) 9-6/9? -  MITCHELLE DEAN SEGERDAHL,  53, BAKER COUNTY OR - It is believed that he died after being attacked by one of his 6 pit bulls - 2 pits were found dead in the home and authorities believe he was trying to break up a fight between the 2 that were found dead - He was found on the 9th but he hadn't been seen by anyone since the Sept. 6.

21) 10-1 - SUSAN SWEENEY - 58 - LAS VEGAS NV - She was fatally mauled by a Mastiff Mix that the family had recently adopted. 

22) 10-6  -  Khloe Ann Williams - 7 MONTHS - CLEARWATER FL - Mauled to death by  Foster Home's Pit Bull Mix.

23) 10-12 - UNIDENTIFIED 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL - ALVIN BRAZORIA COUNTY TEXAS - Mauled to death by family's "NEW" Leopard/Cur Mix.....

24) 10-14 - ANGELA SMITH - 55 - WASHINGTON DC -  Mauled to death by her own pit bull inside her home.

25) 12-10 - UNIDENTIFIED ELDERLY WOMAN KILLED BY A PACK OF ROTTWEILERS IN HER YARD AND 2 CHILDREN SEVERELY INJURED - ROBESON COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA ............


Friday, December 7, 2018

MELBOURNE FL - 3-YEAR-OLD ALYSSA BARTOLOTTA WAS GOING TO THE PARK WITH HER AUNT WHEN THEY STOPPED TO TALK TO A PERSON ON A FRONT PORCH ...A DOG RAN OUT AND TRIED TO RIP HER HEAD OFF!!!




A toddler from Port St. Lucie is recovering in the hospital after being attacked by a dog Wednesday.  Three-year-old Alyssa Bartolotta was with her Aunt, Francine Delvalle, in Melbourne for the day while her dad was at work as a barber back home.


"She was definitely a trooper," Delvalle told WPTV. "It happened so fast. I never would've imagined that even could happen like that."
Delvalle said they were on their way to play at the park but stopped by a friend's home first.
Delvalle said as they stood on the front porch, a dog ran out of the front door and grabbed ahold of Alyssa by the face.
The toddler was airlifted to Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital in Orlando where she remains in serious condition. Alyssa was rushed into surgery to repair her fractured skull.
"We are grateful that she's alive but we are still not out of the woods yet," said Alyssa's father, Anthony Bartolotta. "We need a lot of prayer that she doesn't get any infections and that she just has a speedy recovery."
Bartolotta works as a barber in Port Saint Lucie. He is out of work while by his daughter's side.
Alyssa’s family describes her as a very bright little girl who adores and helps care for her older, special needs brother.
"We need as much help as possible. It’s going to be a rough road ahead. She’s unbelievable, she’s my hero for real," said Bartolotta.
Alyssa’s father said if she doesn’t develop any infection, doctors are hopeful she will be released from the hospital next week. He said this initial recovery is their only focus right now, but she will be in need of facial plastic surgery to repair nerve damage.
The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with medical bills. To donate, click here.
That dog, meanwhile, was euthanized Friday.

COWICHE WA - 4 PIT BULLS FATALLY MAULED A BELOVED HORSE "PINEAWAY"...THE MEAT GRINDERS ATE HER THROAT OUT, BROKE OFF BOTH FRONT FEET AND TORE HER HIDE OFF



Bill Haney says despite witnessing  FOUR PIT BULLS  attacking his horse of 23years, he made the decision not to shoot. "I didn't wanna shoot ‘em. I’m an animal lover," said Haney. 

He recalls memories of last night’s vicious attack. He says he heard a lot of thrashing going on in his yard on Track Road in Cowiche, and that’s when he ran outside to check on his horse Pineaway, and her daughter 18-year-old Blossom.

"There was four pit bulls up on top of her and I ran them off, went back to the house and got a gun, went back with a gun, and they were back on her, eating on her again, and she was still alive," said Haney.

After he managed to scare them off, the condition in which they left Pineaway didn't look good.

"BOTH FRONT FEET WERE BROKE OFF AND HER THROAT WAS JUST ABOUT GONE, AND LACERATIONS, MOST THE HIDE OFF HER LEG, AND THEY REALLY DID A JOB ON HER AND DID IT QUICK," HE SAID.
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Haney says Blossom walked away with a few gashes on her muzzle, but a veterinarian euthanized her mom to put her out of her misery. "She kept bawlin' and scrawlin' for her mom, and her mom’s laying down there dying, and still talking to her daughter. It was very sad, and a very bloody, gory mess," he said.

He says this isn't the first time those particular pit bulls have attacked his horses, but this is the first time the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office says they've been called out to this area for this reason.  Deputies responded to last night's incident and say there was evidence of blood on the pit bulls faces and paws, linking them to the attack.

Public Information Officer Casey Schilperoort says the dogs owners have been cooperative and because of this attack, the owners have made a decision.  "The owners of the pit bulls decided they were going to euthanize the dogs, so that it doesn’t happen again," said Schilperoort.

According to the Yakima County Dangerous Dog Ordinance, any dog that bites, causes severe injury, or kills any domestic animal or livestock will be classified as engaging in Level 5 behavior.  And the owners in this case will be fined $500 for each dog and face up to 90 days of jail time, but they are not forced to euthanize their dogs.

https://kcby.com/news/nation-world/4-pit-bulls-to-be-put-down-after-fatal-attack-of-horse