Tuesday, August 30, 2016

NEW KENSINGTON PA - 2 EMPLOYEES OF ANIMAL PROTECTORS OF ALLEGHENY VALLEY WERE ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL MIX

Two employees of Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley were injured Monday evening when they were attacked by a dog at the New Kensington animal shelter.
Phyllis Framel, a shelter board director, said the attack happened as the two employees were checking the kennel locks before closing for the night.
When a female employee opened a kennel to give a dog an extra blanket, the dog lunged and bit her leg, Framel said.
The dog also attacked a male employee who came to the woman's aid, biting his arm and legs. Framel said the female employee sprayed the dog with a hose to get it to release the man.
Framel said both employees were treated and released from a hospital Monday night. She said both required stitches. She expected them to be cleared to return to work within a few days.
The employees, whom Framel did not identify, were the only people in the building. She said safety concerns mean no one works alone.
“They did the right thing” in terms of how they handled the incident and contacting 911 to summon medical help, Framel said. “I'm sure it was very scary.”
Framel said the incident was one of the more serious animal attacks she can recall at the shelter. She said cat bites, which can involve deep punctures and the greater potential for bacterial infections, often are bigger concerns.
Framel believed the dog was a PIT BULL MIX  that had been in the shelter since early August.
“It was a dog that both of them had handled many times, and there had been no indication of a problem,” she said.
The female employee, who Framel described as an experienced dog handler, told Framel, “I've laid down in the kennel with him and cuddled with him before.”
Since the dog's medical background, including its vaccination history, is unknown, Framel said it must be quarantined for at least 10 days to monitor whether it shows signs of rabies. She said that's not likely since the dog already has been in the shelter's care for at least 10 days and has shown no signs of illness.
Framel was hoping the employees can avoid the intensive and expensive rabies treatment. She said their medical care is covered through the shelter's insurance.
As for the dog, its future is unknown but bleak. Although Animal Protectors is a no-kill shelter, Framel said euthanasia sometimes is necessary for dogs deemed too dangerous for adoption.
“A decision will be made about its future,” Framel said. “It will probably have to be euthanized. Once they bite, that's generally the policy. We will not release what we consider a dangerous dog to the public.”
Framel stressed the incident is a rarity for the shelter, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
She hoped the attack will not generate negative publicity for Animal Protectors as the agency ramps up efforts to raise money for an upcoming move to a new facility at Industrial Boulevard and Church Street in Parnassus.
“This is not going to help our fundraising,” she said.



WINSLOW ME - 3 PIT BULLS "INTENT ON KILLING SOMETHING" ESCAPED THEIR FENCE AND TOOK SHARRON CAREY'S BOSTON TERRIER "FERGIE ROSE" RIGHT OUT OF HER ARMS AND SHREDDED HER

Fergie Rose, a 10-month-old Boston terrier, was killed Tuesday afternoon when it was attacked by three pit bulls on Lucille Avenue in Winslow. Sharron Carey, the dog's owner, was treated for wounds at Inland Hospital in Waterville that she suffered while trying to save the puppy.

A woman was wounded and her puppy killed Tuesday when they were attacked by THREE NEIGHBORHOOD PIT BULLS, and her family is pressing charges against the attacking dogs’ owner and wants the dogs euthanized.

The three dogs broke past or jumped a fence and escaped from their backyard on Lucille Avenue, where they attacked the 10-month-old Boston terrier, ripping it from Sharron Carey’s arms when she picked it up in an attempt to save it.

Carey, 60, of Winslow, was taken to Inland Hospital in Waterville for treatment of wounds to her hands, legs and back. Her husband, Bill Carey, said Tuesday evening she was home and “very sedated.”

“She was a complete wreck,” he said. “All three dogs basically grabbed (the Boston terrier) and basically rag-dolled it, ripped it and killed it. It was horrible.”

Carey, whose voice shook with anger at times during the telephone interview, said, “I feel bad for my wife. She’s just about 100 pounds soaking wet and she walks her dog there every day. She had three full-grown pit bulls come and attack her, bite her and kill her dog right in front of her. It was a horrific scene.”

In June, a pit bull killed a 7-year-old Bangor boy who was playing in its owner’s yard in Corinna. A pit bull isn’t a breed, but a term for a variety of terrier.

Tuesday, Sharron Carey was walking the Boston terrier, Fergie Rose, around noon on a route she took every day, when the dogs attacked, her husband said in an account similar to one in an afternoon news release from Lt. Josh Veilleux, of the Winslow Police Department.

After the dogs jumped the fence, Carey said, his wife picked up Fergie Rose, but the dogs continued the attack.

“(The dogs) actually ripped her dog out of her arms and knocked her down,” he said. “They killed (Fergie Rose). We are pressing charges against the owner and we want the dogs put down. It was an unprovoked attack.”

The release said there were two dogs, but a neighbor who saw the attack, as well as Bill Carey, said three dogs attacked. The neighbor, who didn’t want her name used, took Fergie Rose to Garland Small Animal Hospital, where it died.

Bill Carey, as well as police, said several people tried to help his wife and their dog. Carey said people tried to beat the dogs away with sticks and get them away from his wife and the puppy.

The pit bulls’ owner, Danielle Jones, also tried to get the dogs away. Police said she had run out of her house when she heard Sharron Carey screaming.

Jones is co-owner of The Muddy Paw, a grooming spa and self-service dog wash in Winslow, according to the business’s Facebook page. A message left at the business Tuesday evening was not returned immediately.

Carey said a nearby surveillance camera captured the attack on video and he hopes police will release it to the public.

Winslow Animal Control Officer Chris Martinez took the dogs to the Waterville Humane Society, where they were in quarantine Tuesday afternoon.

Carey said Fergie Rose is a hero who died protecting her owner. “She died protecting my wife,” he said. “Those dogs were intent on killing something.”

Martinez said he couldn’t comment further Tuesday afternoon on the attack, and police said no more information would be available on Tuesday. The release said the investigation is still ongoing.

On June 4 in Corinna, Hunter Bragg, 7, died of “blunt and sharp force injuries” to his head and neck, according to the state medical examiner’s report, after an attack by a pit bull.
The investigation into that attack is ongoing, and officials involved haven’t commented on reports, including a reference on the dog bite report by the town’s animal control officer, that the dog previously had attacked other dogs.

The dog in that attack was euthanized at the request of its owner, Gary Merchant Jr., who lived at the Moody’s Mill Road home in Corinna and reportedly was given the dog by his daughter, who lives in Vermont, because it had attacked her dogs.

http://www.centralmaine.com/2016/08/30/winslow-dog-attack-leaves-woman-hospitalized-dog-dead/



HAMILTON, BUTLER COUNTY OH - 2 UNLICENSED PIT BULLS "SOMEHOW" WERE RUNNING LOOSE AND FOUND SOMETHING TO KILL - THIS TIME IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL SHETLAND SHEEPDOG "PRINCESS" BEING WALKED BY A KIND MAN FOR HIS ELDERLY NEIGHBOR



  JUST LOOK AT THIS SERPENT-EYED DANGEROUS UGLY MUTANT

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Butler County authorities said Tuesday that  A PAIR OF PIT BULLS  led them on a long, dangerous chase after attacking and killing another dog that morning.
Kurt Merbs, Butler County’s dog warden, got the call around 9 a.m. When he arrived at the scene, Hamilton police officers were already chasing the pit bulls through several neighborhoods. At one point, the two dogs charged at them.
"They were going through yards, jumping fences and we had to divert several people riding bikes, walking to get them off the streets because these dogs were not friendly to people or animals," Merbs said.
He said the attack happened while a man was walking a Shetland Sheepdog named Princess for his elderly neighbor.
"These dogs came out of nowhere, and he didn’t have a chance," Merbs said.


According to Merbs and Butler County police, one of the dogs killed Princess.  Police cornered the pair later in the chase, and then their owner, Haley Suffridge, pulled up in a car. The dogs jumped in, and authorities issued several citations -- for allowing the dogs to run loose and not having a current license for either -- to Suffridge.
Suffridge’s boyfriend, Rodric Pearson, said he was shocked by the news that the dogs had attacked another animal.
"I have had little kids come over and play all the time with them," Pearson said.
Merbs said both dogs need to be neutered, microchipped and registered with the county auditor as “dangerous dogs." Their owners will also be required to keep them fenced in and place “Beware of dog" signs on their property."
Suffridge has been given a court date and will have 30 days to dispute the “dangerous dog” label for her pets.
In the meantime, Pearson said he wishes he could speak to the owner of Princess, the dog killed on Tuesday morning.
“I want to say sorry because I know a dog can be an important part of a family just like a little brother or sister," he said.


GZIRA MALTA - ANTOINETTE SAMMUT, 70, WAS ATTACKED BY 4 DOGO ARGENTINOS WHILE STANDING IN FRONT OF HER HOME - SHE SUFFERED SEVERE INJURIES TO HER ARM AND LEG


The dogs which attacked Antoinette Sammut were Dogo Argentinos

The owner of the four dogs which brutally attacked an elderly woman earlier this week has been identified and will face justice, according to the mayor of Gzira.

The police were said to have identified the owner of the FOUR ARGENTINE MASTIFFS  who attacked 70-year-old Antoinette Sammut on Saturday, and will bring forward charges against him, Gzira mayor Conrad Borg Manchè told Malta Today.

“Superintendent Alexandra Mamo has informed me that the police have gathered all the information and will be taking the next steps on this case,” he said.

Borg Manché said he does not believe that the dogs in question were being trained for dog fights. “It is my personal opinion that the dogs were not trained to fight, despite the fact that I hear of similar cases very often,” he said.

Sammut was attacked while she was standing in front of her home on Sir Charles Cameron Road. The attack left her with wounds to her right arm, her right calf and a severe mental trauma after she was assailed and thrown to the ground by the dogs. The injuries to her leg are so severe, that doctors told her that they were considering plastic surgery.

Several other Gzira residents have complained of similar cases where the dogs are let out of the owners’ house to roam the street. But the law requires that dogs stay on a leash under the control of their owner, and in the case of dangerous dogs, these must be muzzled.

http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/court_and_police/69098/owner_of_mastiff_dogs_which_attacked_gzira_woman_has_been_identified#.V8Ylm5grLct

(Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. It's a nation known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. It has numerous fortresses, megalithic temples and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, a subterranean complex of halls and burial chambers dating to circa 4000 B.C.)


TRADE, JOHNSON COUNTY TN - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A WOMAN WORKING AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER...GRABBING HER BY HER RIGHT LEG AND DRAGGING HER AROUND - THE OWNERS PULLED THE PIT OFF BUT IT GOT LOOSE AND ATTACKED HER ARM

A Johnson County woman is calling for justice after she was mauled by a dog. One surgery and more than 300 stitches later, she is speaking out about the attack. News 5's Kristi O'Connor met with her where it all happened.

It is the first time Lou Anne Hoak has been back to the Trade Community Center since the attack.  Animal control officers told News 5 the dog is a
PIT BULL, but Hoak says it does not matter what kind of breed the dog is; she just wants something to be done.

Last Monday started out as a typical day for Lou Anne Hoak, she was cleaning up at the Trade Community Center after an event was held there the night before. Her day took a quick turn for worse, when she approached a gate surrounding the park at the center that is open to the public.
She was trying to warn two people who were playing with their dogs that a cleaning crew would be at the park soon.

"She says get back in your car, and I'm like what? and I just saw this brown thing just bolt across the bridge and just come and stuck her head through the gate, and was on top of me," Hoak said.

According to the incident report, the owner told the officer the dog was not restrained, and he did not feel it was necessary since the park was fenced in.

However, Hoak says the gate going into the park was closed, but not locked. She says when the dog ran toward her it pushed through the gate and she was knocked to the ground.

"She dragged me. She grabbed my right leg and just dragged me around the back of my car," Hoak said.

Hoak says the owners pulled the dog off, but she got loose again and attacked Hoak's arm.

"I thought I was going to die," Hoak said. "You know right after it grabbed me, you're watching it's head. It was like something out of a movie, she was just, she wouldn't let go," Hoak said.

Her husband Edward has tried to make the gates more secure, but they say both the owners and the county needs to take responsibility.

"I knew right off nothing was going to be done because there is no animal control here," Edward Hoak said.

"If they could have seen what I went through this week and what I'm still going through, could you imagine a little kid a little child with a little leg. It would have killed them," Hoak said.

The sheriff's office is not pressing charges against the owners, but the dog was put into quarantine for 10 days.
News 5 learned the Watauga County Animal Control is investigating the attack since the dog and her owners live in North Carolina. Animal control officers say they are meeting with the owners to decide if the dog should be euthanized. If they choose to not put her down, she must be leashed and muzzled anytime she is in public.
Hoak says she may undergo plastic surgery, but she will find out more at her next doctor's appointment in September.

CONIFER, JEFFERSON COUNTY CO - A WOMAN WAS MAULED TO DEATH AND HER SON INJURED BY 2 PIT BULLS THAT WERE OWNED BY HER SON


JEFFERSON COUNTY - A woman identified as Susan Shawl, 60, is dead and her son, Richard, 36, was injured in what deputies are describing as a "dog attack" in Conifer Monday night.

 
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says it happened at around 7 p.m. in the 31000 block of Black Widow Drive. 
Investigators say the woman and her son were at home when their TWO PET PIT BULLS  attacked the woman. The man was injured when he tried to step in, according to deputies. 
Shawl was pronounced dead at the scene and the man was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 
Neighbors say the woman and her family kept to themselves. While the dogs had been there for at least eight years, Bonnie Bogart says they never saw them outside the pen in the yard of the home.
"I've never seen them loose and I've never seen them walk the dogs like everybody else in the neighborhood does. But they do occasionally bark," Bogart said.

Bogart also told 9NEWS the woman may have been wheelchair bound, and lost her husband two months ago.

Two dogs involved in a fatal attack were taken alive by Jefferson County Animal Control officers and sheriff's deputies.
Her adult son was treated and released for his injuries at the Swedish Hospital Emergency room. 
Both dogs involved in the attack are alive and have been contained by Jefferson County Animal Control. Police said it took responding officers about thirty minutes to corner the dogs on the porch.




Richard John Shawl III
The attack is still under investigation. Police have yet not released anymore information about the victims or what may have happened before the attack.

KILLED JUST INSIDE THE GARAGE:  http://kwgn.com/2016/08/30/one-killed-one-injured-after-dog-attack-in-conifer/


http://www.denverpost.com/2016/08/29/fatal-dog-attack-conifer-area/

WARNING NOTICE IN 2008 - http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/conifer-woman-dies-attack-family-dogs-son-injured




2016 - U.S. DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES -  24  (9 CHILDREN - 15 ADULTS)  
PIT BULL -  14
      LINDA YUBA COUNT
Y CA
      SAN DIEGO CA
      STOCKTON CA
      LUMBERTON ROBESN CO NC
      PERQUIMANS CO NC
      CHARLOTTE NC
      ST. LOUIS COUNTY MO
      NEW HAVEN CT
      CORINNA ME
      DETROIT MI
      NAVAJO NATION AZ
      SCREVEN CO GA
      LAS VEGAS NV
      CONIFER CO     

PIT BULL MIX - 7
      INDEPENDENCE GRAYSON CO VA  (pit bull/rottweiler mix?)
      THURSTON CO WA
      LEESBURG FL
      MIAMI-DADE FL
      DALLAS TX (pack of dogs -? Pit Bull, Rottweiler and/or mixes)
      FRESNO CA - (2 Pit Bull/Shar-Pei Mixes)
      HONOLULU HI
  

4 DOGS -  1  
     JACKSONVILLE FL (Rottweiler and/or Rottweiler/Chow/German Shepherd Mix)

MIX BREED SHEPHERD - 1
      YOUNGSTOWN OH

PACK OF DOGS - 1
      TRAVIS CO TX  (Husky/Australian Cattle Dog Mix and Lab/Great Pyrenees Mix)


CA - 4
NC - 3
FL - 3
TX - 2
AZ - 1
CO - 1
CT - 1
GA - 1
HI - 1
ME - 1
NV - 1
MI  - 1
MO - 1
OH - 1
VA - 1
WA - 1

(3 - 3-DAY-OLD INFANTS HAVE BEEN KILLED BY FAMILY DOGS)

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9 - PERSONS KILLED BY FAMILY MEMBERS DOGS - Tyler Trammell-Huston, 9 - Aiden Grim Morelli, 3            days -  Bessie Flowers, 86 - Sebastian Caban, 3 days - Hunter Bragg, 7 - Susie Kirby, 3 days -                    Elizabeth Rivera - 71,  Kayden Coltor Begay , 3,  Susan Shawl, 60 -

4 - PERSONS KILLED BY FRIEND'S DOG -  Earl Wayne Stephens, 43 - Jocelyn  Winfrey, 53- Michelle Wilcox, 30 -  Derion Stevenson -

3 - ADULT PERSONS KILLED BY THEIR OWN DOGS - Suzanne Story, 35 -  Sonda Tyson, 66 - Adonis             Redick, 45 

4  - PERSONS KILLED BY NEIGHBOR'S DOGS - Talen Nathan West, 7 - Gladys Alexander, 92 - Antoinette        Brown, 52 -  Michael Downing, 83 in Jacksonville Fl -  

1 - CHILD KILLED AT BABYSITTERS - Payton Lyrik Sawyers - 15 months)

1 - PERSON KILLED BY EMPLOYER'S DOGS - Manuel Mejia, 49 

1 - PERSON KILLED BY DOGS WHILE ON THE JOB - Erin McCleskey, 36

1 - PERSON KILLED BY GUARD DOGS THAT ESCAPED FROM A BUSINESS - Criscencio Aliado

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

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

3)  1-24 - TALEN NATHAN WEST - 7 - LUMBERTON ROBESON CO NC - PIT BULL - TWO 7 AND 8-YEAR-OLD BROTHERS WERE PLAYING IN A WOODED AREA NEAR THEIR HOME WHEN A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL THAT THEY WERE FAMILIAR WITH  ATTACKED THEM - 8-YEAR-OLD JAYLEN WAS BITTEN ON HIS LEGS BUT IT GOT TALEN BY THE NECK AND BROKE IT - HE WAS NOT RESPONSIVE WHEN FIRST RESPONDERS ARRIVED.

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

5)  2-10 - SUZANNE STORY-  36 - PERQUIMANS COUNTY NC - THE VICTIM'S MOTHER REPORTED THAT SHE HAD ADOPTED THE DOG THAT LOOKED LIKE A BOXER/BULLDOG MIX  ABOUT A WEEK AGO FROM AN AD IN A NEWSPAPER THAT SAID IT WAS GOOD AROUND SMALL CHILDREN - SHE WAS CLEANING THE DOG'S CRATE WHEN IT ATTACKED HER - HER SISTER WAS THERE AT THE TIME AND TRIED TO GET IT OFF HER AND WAS INJURED ALSO - SHE WAS AIRLIFTED TO A HOSPITAL BUT DIED AS THE HELICOPTER WAS LANDING.

6)  3-8 -  GLADYS ALEXANDER - 92 - THURSTON CO WASHINGTON - THE WORLD WAR II VET WAS ATTACKED BY 4 PIT BULL MIXES THAT WERE AT HER NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET - SHE HAD WALKED ACROSS THE STREET TO GIVE THE NEIGHBOR THE NEWSPAPER BUT THE NEIGHBOR HAD GONE OUT FOR A FEW MINUTES AND IT LOOKED LIKE THE DOGS GRABBED HER AND DRAGGED HER INSIDE THE HOUSE - THE NEIGHBOR RETURNED AND FOUND THE DOGS ATTACKING HER AND STOPPED IT BUT NOT BEFORE THE DAMAGE WAS DONE - HER LEG AND ARM WERE AMPUTATED  BUT SHE SUCCUMBED TO THE HORRIFIC INJURIES. 

7)  3-28 - BESSIE FLOWERS - 86 - CHARLOTTE NC - POLICE SOURCES STATED THAT WHILE VISITING IN HER DAUGHTER'S TOWN HOME THE ELDERLY WOMAN WAS ON THE BACK DECK AND SLIPPED OR TRIPPED AS SHE WAS COMING BACK INSIDE AND FELL - THE DAUGHTER'S 2 AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIERS WHICH THE VICTIM KNEW WELL BEGAN "PLAYING" WITH HER AND THEN ESCALATED INTO A FULL-BLOWN ATTACK GOING IN FOR THE KILL ON HER NECK AND HEAD - NEIGHBORS SAID THAT THE DOGS HAD SHOWN AGGRESSION IN THE PAST ATTACKING 2 OTHER DOGS - AFTER SEEING HER OWN MOTHER MAULED TO DEATH BY HER PIT BULLS THE DAUGHTER STILL REFUSED TO SIGN THE DOGS OVER TO OFFICIALS SO ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS SEIZED THEM.

8)  3-31 - SONDA TYSON - 66 - LEESBURG FL - THE VICTIM WAS MAULED BY HER BRINDLE PIT BULL MIX SHE HAD ACQUIRED AS A PUPPY - SHE WAS FOUND ON HER BACK PORCH BY HER 13-YEAR-OLD GRANDDAUGHTER AND HER DAUGHTER-IN-LAW WITH SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO HER ARMS THAT WAS MISSING FLESH WITH BONES VISIBLE - THE DOG WAS STILL NEARBY HER INSIDE THE HOME SO A POLICE OFFICER SHOT IT TWICE FROM ON TOP OF A FIRE TRUCK SO THAT MEDICS COULD GET TO THE VICTIM BUT SHE HAD ALREADY DIED - IT IS BELIEVED SHE BLED TO DEATH. 

9)  4-21 - SEBASTIAN CABAN - 3-DAY-OLD INFANT BOY - MIRA MESA SAN DIEGO CA - FIRST REPORT SAYS THE MOTHER AND FATHER OF THE INFANT WERE IN BED BESIDE IT WATCHING TV WITH THEIR NEUTERED 2-YEAR-OLD PIT BULL WHEN THE MOM COUGHED AND TRIGGERED THE PIT TO ATTACK THE BABY AND KILL IT - THE PIT BULL WAS ADOPTED FROM THE SAN DIEGO HUMANE SOCIETY ABOUT 6 MONTHS AGO AND WAS TESTED FOR AGGRESSION - NO WORD ON WHAT THE PIT BULL'S HISTORY WAS - HAD IT EVER ATTACKED ANYONE BEFORE? 

10)  4-23  - MANUEL MEJIA - 49 -  HOMESTEAD AREA MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FL- IT IS REPORTED THAT HE WAS A LIVE- IN WORKER AT THE DRAGON FRUIT FARM AND WAS WALKING WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND WHEN HE WAS ATTACKED BY HIS EMPLOYERS MANY DOGS - THE GIRLFRIEND REPORTED THAT 3 DOGS FIRST ATTACKED HIM AND THEN UP TO 7  DOGS JOINED IN - HE DIED FROM HIS MASSIVE INJURIES - WEEKS AFTER THE DEATH MIAMI-DADE ANIMAL SERVICES FINALLY SEIZED THE ANIMALS - ONE WAS SHOT THEN AS IT THREATENED AN OFFICER - 9 DOGS TOTAL ...  THE PACKS MOTHER WAS A PIT BULL.

11)  5-9  ADONIS REDDICK - 45 - ST. LOUIS COUNTY MO -  ON MONDAY MORNING RELATIVES WENT TO CHECK ON THE MAN WHO HAD NOT BEEN SEEN OR HEARD FROM SINCE SATURDAY AND THEY FOUND HIM DEAD- ONE OF HIS TWO PIT BULLS WAS SHOT BECAUSE IT WAS SO AGGRESSIVE - AUTHORITIES NOW BELIEVE THIS WAS THE PIT BULL THAT KILLED ITS OWNER - THE VICTIM HAD MASSIVE INJURIES TO HIS NECK.
12)  5-9 ANTOINETTE BROWN - 52 - DALLAS TX - SHE WAS ATTACKED BY A PACK OF DOGS EARLY ON MAY 2 AND WAS SO SEVERELY INJURED THAT SHE WAS PLACED IN A MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA - SHE WAS BITTEN MORE THAN 100 TIMES AND WAS DEGLOVED WITH EXPOSED MUSCLE AND TENDONS ON MUCH OF HER BODY - SHE WAS REMOVED FROM LIFE SUPPORT MONDAY MAY 9 - 6 DOGS HAVE BEEN FOUND WITH NO INFORMATION AS TO THE BREED OF ANY OF THEM.

13)  6-4 - HUNTER BRAGG - 7 - CORINNA MAINE - MAULED TO DEATH BY A PIT BULL BELONGING TO A RELATIVE HE WAS VISITING - THE PREVIOUS OWNER OF THE DOG SAID ON HER FACEBOOK PAGE THAT SHE HAD RECENTLY "REHOMED" THE DOG BECAUSE OF "OTHER ANIMAL AGGRESSION" - 

14) 6-4 -  EARL WAYNE STEPHENS JR - 43 - STOCKTON CA - STEPHENS WENT TO VISIT A FRIEND WHO OWNED A PIT BULL WITH PUPPIES - HE WENT TO HIS CAR TO GET SOMETHING AND WAS ATTACKED BY THE ADULT PIT AND THE PUPPIES JOINED IN - IN THE VIDEO IT SOUNDS LIKE STEPHENS KNEW THESE PITS AND THEY KNEW HIM!

15) 6-15 ERIN MCCLESKEY - 36 - TRAVIS COUNTY TX - SHE HAD GONE TO THE PROPERTY TO SERVE CIVIL PAPERS FOR EXECUTIVE PROCESS SERVICE AND WAS ATTACKED BY SEVERAL DOGS AS SHE ENTERED THE FRONT GATE - SIX DOGS WERE IMPOUNDED AND 14 ADDITIONAL PUPPIES WERE FOUND -  THE ATTACKING DOGS WERE POSSIBLY HUSKY/AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG MIX AND/OR LAB/GREAT PYRENEES MIX - SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FURTHER INFORMATION.....

16) 6-27 - JOCELYN WINFREY - 53 - NEW HAVEN CT - THE WOMAN CAME TO DR. HAMILTON HICKS HOUSE APPARENTLY WITH HIM IN HIS CAR AND DROVE UP A HILL INTO THEIR YARD BY GOING THROUGH A GATE OF A HIGH WOOD FENCE THAT SURROUNDS HIS HOME.  THE 2 LARGE DOGS, SAID TO BE PIT BULLS OR 1 COULD BE AMERICAN BULLDOG ??, ATTACKED HER IMMEDIATELY AND NEVER STOPPED.  HICKS WAS ALSO INJURED TRYING TO CONTROL THEM AND NEIGHBORS HEARD THE SCREAMING AND ATTEMPTED TO THROW ROCKS OVER THE HIGH FENCE TO NO AVAIL.  THE ATTACK HAPPENED ON JUNE 20 AND REPORTS SAY SHE LOST HER EYES, AN ARM AND SUFFERED MANY OTHER INJURIES AND WAS IN A MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA UNTIL SHE DIED 1 WEEK LATER. 

17) 6-27 - SUSIE KIRBY - 3-DAYS-OLD - FRESNO CA - THE ATTACK HAPPENED ABOUT 12:30AM WHEN THE BABY'S MOTHER, 33, THOUGHT HER BROTHER'S DOGS WERE CHAINED UP IN THE BACK YARD AND SHE OPENED THE DOOR BECAUSE IT WAS SO HOT - SHE WALKED AWAY FOR A "FEW SECONDS" LEAVING THE BABY ON THE COUCH AND ONE OF THE PIT MIXES GOT TO HER ACCORDING TO THE LATEST REPORTS -  BOTH OF THE 2 MALE PIT BULL/SHAR-PEI MIXES WERE SURRENDERED TO AUTHORITIES TO BE EUTHANIZED BY THE 30-YEAR-OLD BROTHER.

18) 7-16  - ELIZABETH RIVERA - 71 - DETROIT MI - THE ELDERLY WOMAN WAS FOUND BY HER GRANDDAUGHTER ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF HER HOME MAULED BY ONE OR MORE OF THE PIT BULLS THAT LIVED IN THE HOME - THE PIT BULLS BELONGED TO THE GRANDDAUGHTER'S BOYFRIEND AND HE HAD TO COME HOME TO SECURE THE DOGS IN AN UPSTAIRS ROOM SO MEDICS COULD GET TO THE GRANDMOTHER  - SHE WAS BITTEN IN THE NECK AND HER JUGULAR VEIN WAS SEVERED  - SHE DIED AT THE SCENE. 

19) 7-18  - KAYDEN COLTOR BEGAY - 3 - NAVAJO NATION AZ -  THE BOY WAS VISITING HIS PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS AND SLIPPED OUT AFTER HIS AUNT WHO WAS CHECKING ON CATTLE - THE AUNT DID NOT REALIZE HE WAS FOLLOWING HER AND SHE FINALLY TURNED AROUND TO SEE THE ?12 PIT BULLS? SURROUNDING SOMETHING THEN REALIZED IT WAS THE CHILD WHO ALREADY HAD THE SIDE OF HIS FACE AND HIS SIDE BITTEN AWAY! 

20) 7-29 - CRISENCIO ALIADO - 52 - HONOLULU HAWAII - A FRIEND DESCRIBED HIM AS A HOMELESS MAN WHO WAS MILD-MANNERED AND WOULD NOT BOTHER ANYBODY - HIS MAULED BODY WAS FOUND ON THE BANK OF A STREAM BESIDE THE KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY BEHIND THE CONTAINERLAND WAREHOUSE - THE OWNERS OF CONTAINERLAND OWNED THE PIT BULL MIXES THAT SOMEHOW ESCAPED A FENCE AND IT APPEARED THAT 2 OF THE PITS ATTACKED THE MAN AS HE WAS GOING TO WASH SOME CLOTHES IN THE STREAM.

21) 8-1  - MICHELLE WILCOX - 30 - SCREVEN COUNTY GA - SHE APPARENTLY GOT OFF WORK AND STOPPED BY HER FRIEND'S HOME AND LET THE PIT BULL OUT AS SHE USUALLY DID WHEN HER FRIEND WAS STILL AT WORK - THE PIT BULL WAS RAISED IN THE HOME FROM A SMALL PUP  AND KNEW HER WELL - HER FACEBOOK PAGE SHOWS HER LOVE FOR ANIMALS AND SHE HAD STUDIED PRE-VET AT GAINESVILLE STATE COLLEGE AND ANIMAL SCIENCE AT U OF GEORGIA.

22) 8-17 - DERION STEVENSON - 9 -  LAS VEGAS NV - THE CHILD WAS PLAYING WITH OTHER CHILDREN AND THEY DECIDED TO GO TO ONE FRIEND'S HOUSE TO GET CANDY - WHEN THEY OPENED THE DOOR THE PIT BULL CHARGED STRAIGHT FOR DERION'S FACE AND NECK -  THE BOY WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD.

23) 8-19 - MICHAEL DOWNING -  83 - JACKSONVILLE FL - THE MAN WAS FOUND DEAD ALONG THE FENCE LINE IN THE BACKYARD OF LEPHUS FELTON WHO OWNED 4 DOGS HE SAID WERE ROTTWEILER AND A MIX OF ROTTWEILER/CHOW/GERMAN SHEPHERD - THERE WAS A HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FENCE THAT THE DOGS COULD GET THROUGH - THE BACKYARD LOOKED OUT OVER AN APARTMENT BUILDING WITH A PARKING LOT - MR. DOWNING LIVED IN THE APARTMENT BUILDING AND WITNESSES SAID HE WAS PUTTING GARBAGE IN DUMPSTERS THAT WERE NEAR THE FENCE WHEN HE WAS ATTACKED BY THE DOGS - THEY SAY HE WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON AND HAD LIVED IN THE APARTMENTS FOR YEARS AND EVERYONE CONSIDERED HIM FAMILY AND REFERRED TO HIM AS MINISTER MICHAEL - THE ELDERLY MAN WEIGHT ABOUT 100 POUNDS AND HIS FRIENDS SAID THAT HE WOULD NEVER HAVE ANTAGONIZED THE DOGS.

24) 8-29 - SUSAN SHAWL - 60 - CONIFER, JEFFERSON COUNTY CO - THE MOTHER WAS MAULED TO DEATH BY 2 PIT BULLS THAT BELONGED TO HER SON, RICHARD JOHN SHAWL III - 36 -  THEY BOTH WERE HOME AT THE TIME AND THE SON WAS INJURED ALSO BUT HIS INJURIES ARE NOT LIFE-THREATENING - SHE DIED AT THE SCENE - PICTURES OF THE DOGS ARE FOUND ON THE SON'S FACEBOOK PAGE BUT IT HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED WHY THE PIT BULLS - THAT APPEARED TO BE LOVED AND WELL CARED FOR - WOULD HAVE MAULED HER UNTIL SHE DIED ?????



PENDING - FRESNO COUNTY CA -  APRIL 14 AND JULY 4 - AN UNIDENTIFIED MAN WAS FOUND IN A DRY CANAL ON APRIL 14 AND HIS DEATH WAS DETERMINED TO BE BY DOG/ANIMAL BITES - THEN ON JULY 4  ROBERT SIMONIAN, 74,  WENT MISSING AND HIS BODY WAS FOUND ON JULY 5 THIS TIME IN WATER THAT WAS IN THE CANAL - AFTER THE FIRST MAN WAS FOUND 5 DOGS FROM THAT AREA WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY BUT AUTHORITIES WERE UNABLE TO POSITIVELY SAY THEY MAULED THE FIRST MAN AND THEY WERE GIVEN BACK TO THE OWNER - 3 WEEKS LATER MR. SIMONIAN WENT OUT TO TRAIN FOR A MOUNTAIN HIKE WITH A BACKPACK ON WITH ROCKS IN IT - HE DID NOT RETURN HOME AND WAS FOUND IN THE CANAL AND IT WAS DETERMINED HE DROWNED BUT HE WAS ALSO COVERED WITH BITE MARKS FROM DOGS/ANIMALS - THE SAME DOGS WERE TAKEN BACK
INTO CUSTODY. 

Monday, August 29, 2016

GRIMSBY, LINCOLNSHIRE ENGLAND - A NEIGHBOR'S JAPANESE AKITA ATTACKED AN 8-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN THE FACE WHEN SHE WAS INVITED TO PLAY WITH CHILDREN AT THAT HOME...THE DOG HAD ATTACKED BEFORE!

Kelci was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary Hospital were she underwent a five-hour surgery to stitch her wounds and put her nose back in place. Pictured, Kelci after the attack

An eight-year-old girl was left scarred for life after she had 'her face torn apart' by her neighbour's dog.  Schoolgirl Kelci Lindley needed plastic surgery after she was mauled by Storm the JAPANESE AKITA as she played with a friend at a house in Grimsby, Lincolnshire.

Mother Shona said her daughter was petting the dog's head when it turned and attacked, leaving the tip of her nose 'hanging off' her face.

Owner Amanda Arnott pleaded guilty to owning a dog dangerously out of control to cause injury and the Akita was put down.  Ms Lindley, 25, claims that Arnott failed to mention Storm had previously attacked another child when she allowed Kelci to come over and play with her daughter.  The mother-of-four said:  'It was a big thing for me to allow Kelci to go around to her friend's house in the first place. The friend had been around to our house the week before so I felt bad saying no and I agreed to it.

'But apparently there had been an incident when a young boy has also  been bitten on the head by the same dog while he was playing in the street.'

She added:  'Just like any mum, I'd never have let my daughter go round there if I knew there was a vicious dog on the loose.'

Ms Lindley and her partner, Lewis Leggett, 26, found out Kelci had been attacked when Arnott's daughter ran to their house screaming 'the dog's got her face'.

Ms Lindley said she arrived at her neighbour's to find Arnott wiping the blood of Kelci, who had suffered cuts to her eye, lip, nose and hand.  Kelci was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary Hospital where she underwent a five-hour-surgery to stitch her wounds and put her nose back in place.  Specialists have told the family that Kelci will be scarred for life,  Ms Lindley claims.

The family even had to give away their own dog, Blaze, because Kelci was so traumatised by the incident.  Ms Lindley said: "Kelci was such an outgoing kid, she loves people and animals, yet she's been left terrified by this, she thought she was going to die."

Arnott pleaded guilty to owning a dog dangerously out of control to cause injury at Grimsby Magistrates Court on May 11.  She was given a two year conditional discharge and ordered to compensate Kelci $400.

Shona added:  'It also seems completely unfair for her to pretty much get away with it while we live with the consequences.  'There should be stricter laws about housing dangerous animals - I would do anything for this to have never happened to my girl or any other child.'






PIT NUTTER CAN'T CONTROL HIS 3 PITS AS THEY KILL A WOMAN'S BELOVED POODLE


Pit Bulls Killing Our Pets. This is how we live now. But don't let this be your pet. Be prepared.


LAKE WORTH FL 
Published on Sep 26, 2013
Walkies for 3 Pit Bulls & a poodle turned into a blood bath. All the owner could do was watch her baby girl get mauled.