Monday, January 21, 2019

RICHMOND COUNTY NC - 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED A 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL AT HER SCHOOL BUS STOP ...HERO VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER JUST HAPPEN TO BE IN HIS CAR BEHIND THE BUS!!!



A 6-year-old girl in Richmond County is recovering after being attacked by dogs at her school bus stop.
“I have stitches everywhere and staples in my head,” Haiden Prevatte told Eyewitness News anchor Liz Foster.
As soon as David Covington saw the dogs attack Haiden, the 72-year-old volunteer firefighter jumped out of his car and grabbed a stick on the side of the road.
TWO PIT BULLS  attacked the first-grader in Rockingham on Wednesday before the school bus even drove away.
“He bit me and shook me around,” she said.
Covington was stopped in his car behind the bus .“First one came at me and I swung at him,” Covington said. “The other dog was still attacking the girl, so I hit him a couple times. He backed off. She started up the bus, and he pulled her back down and continued to attack her.”
Covington eventually was successful in stopping the dogs. The school bus driver pulled Haiden back onto the bus while Covington called 911.
“He was very nice helping me,” Haiden said of Covington.
“I would be thanking them the rest of my life and that still wouldn’t be enough,” the girl’s mother, Candas Prevatte, said.
Prevatte was getting her 5-month-old baby ready to head to the bus stop when a man came to her door and told her what had just happened.
“My heart was in a million pieces. First thing I thought was the worst,” Candas said.
Paramedics rushed Haiden to a Richmond County hospital and she was airlifted to a hospital in Chapel Hill.
“It was so traumatizing and that was before I even saw her,” Candas said. “After I saw her, my whole world shattered. I just knew I was about to lose her.”
Haiden suffered several bite marks, a punctured lung and two broken ribs. She has five staples in her head and what her mother said was too many stitches to count.
Thanks to Covington, Haiden will make a full recovery.
When Foster asked Covington what he thinks about people calling him a hero, he replied, “That’s not the case as far as being a hero, just right place at the right time.”
Deputies told Channel 9 the two dogs are at Animal Control and will be put down after a 10-day observation for rabies.
The owner was cited for violating county ordinance for not having one of the dogs vaccinated and allowing the dogs to run off her property, according to deputies.
https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/one-heroic-act-that-saved-a-6-year-old-from-a-horrific-dog-attack/904932798


AMARILLO TX - AN 85-YEAR-OLD MAN SUFFERED SERIOUS INJURIES IN HIS DRIVE WAY AFTER BEING MAULED BY A PITBULL MIX AND A SHEPHERD MIX ...HIS LIFE WAS SAVED BY A NEIGHBOR!!!

85-year-old man ‘mauled’ by two dogs, saved by neighbor

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(KFDA) - A man is recovering from serious injuries after being mauled by two dogs on his driveway on Monday.
Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare responded to a 911 call about an 85 year-old-man being attacked by two dogs on Evelyn Street in Amarillo on January 7.

“911 was notified that a citizen was being attacked. Police, fire, and AMS, as well as us responded,” said Richard Havens, Director of Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare. “So we’re able to get out there, secure the dogs, and then start our investigation while they patched him up to be able to get him to the hospital for surgery.”
The department said this wasn’t just a dog attack--the man was mauled by a SHEPHERD MIX AND A PIT BULL MIX.
A neighbor heard the victims’s cries for help and rushed to save him, using a rubber stick to ward off the dogs.
“His legs were attacked, his face was attacked, his arms were attacked,” said Havens. “Not only did he have defensive wounds on him but with the dogs going for the face, it was definitely headed towards a fatality had it not been for the tremendous nature of this citizen willing to put their life and limb at risk to save another.”
The animal shelter said it’s aware of who the owners are and are reviewing the case for a dangerous declaration.

“If the declaration is made, then the owners will be notified of the process to either come into compliance to get the animals out or they’ll have the options to surrender the animals,” said Havens. “At that point the animals will be euthanized.”
With an incident as dangerous as this, the shelter is reminding people to keep their animals contained.
“Animals running loose is not a joke. It is nothing to be taken lightly,” said Havens. “That’s why departments like us have to exist, because we do have citizens who are irresponsible and Good Samaritans do get hurt. Thank goodness we had an awesome citizen and a hero at the end of the day who was willing to intervene and save this man’s life.”
If criminal charges are filed, it would be up to the district attorney.



SPOKANE WA - THE OWNERS OF A PIT WERE ARGUING AND THE MEAT GRINDER WENT AFTER HIM ...THEN IT TURNED ON HER!!!

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The Spokane Regional Animal Protection Services (SCRAPS) is investigating a dog attack that happened in North Spokane.

They say the dog, a mixed breed, attacked a woman and left her seriously injured. The woman was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center and the dog was taken by a SCRAPS officer.
It happened at an apartment building near Boone and Adams, across the street from the STA bus depot.
SCRAPS says normally when they get reports about an attack, it's from a loose dog, or from someone trying to break up a dog fight.
In Thursday's case, SCRAPS tells KHQ it appears to be the dog trying to break up a fight, between his owners.
Bill Doramus is the apartment manager at the complex in North Spokane where this happened. He says the couple was arguing, when the dog bit his owner. When the woman tried to get the dog off of him, it escalated.
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"I guess the PIT BULL  attacked her and ripped up her lower left leg, and her left hand," Doramus said.
That's when a neighbor ran over, and tried to intervene.

https://www.khq.com/news/woman-hospitalized-after-dog-attack-in-north-spokane/video_cb650066-154a-11e9-b642-c7c7925cf8db.html


WHITE RIVER, MPUMALANGA SOUTH AFRICA - A 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS FATALLY MAULED BY HER TEACHER'S 2 PIT BULLS



TWO PIT BULL TERRIERS 
 have been 
put down after they attacked and killed a 5-year-old girl from White River in Mpumalanga on Tuesday afternoon.

The attack happened around 17:00 at the home of a local crèche teacher in Sederberg Street, Whiteriver.
According to police spokesperson Sergeant Cynthia Mbokodo, the girl was attacked by two pit bull terriers moments after she got out of her teacher's car.
"The girl was declared dead at the scene by paramedics. The child had numerous serious bite and tear wounds on her body."
A case of culpable homicide is being investigated by the police. According to an eyewitness, who asked not to be identified, it wasn't the first time the girl had visited her teacher's home.
"There was an arrangement with her parents that she will go home with the teacher after the crèche closed and wait at the home for the parents to fetch her. Everybody was stunned by the sudden attack, as it was not the first time the child stayed over at the teacher's house.”
The child's parents also stay in Sederberg Street.
The White River SPCA confiscated the two dogs and later put them down. Tissue samples taken from the animals will be sent to Onderstepoort for analysis to try and establish what caused the dogs to attack.
Police have not yet released the child's name or that of the crèche.
According to the police, the parents had requested that their privacy be respected. They had indicated they did not want to speak to the media.



CASTAIC, LOS ANGELES COUNTY CA - A MOTHER AND HER CHILD WERE ATTACKED BY THE "FAMILY 80-POUND PIT" CAUSING FACIAL INJURIES - BOTH AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL



A mother and child were attacked by the family’s dog in Castaic Friday morning, then airlifted to a pediatric hospital.

The father of the child turned the dog over to officials with the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control, said Don Belton, spokeswoman for the department.
The incident happened shortly before 10:10 a.m. on the 31000 block of Nichols Lane, where the family dog, described as an "80-POUND PIT BULL MIX"  attacked the pair, said Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
“The dog is contained,” Miller said shortly after the attack, adding there was no threat to the public, meaning the dog was initially inside the family home.
“We had two patients attacked by a dog, both suffering facial injuries,” Inspector Sky Cornell of the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
“Because we had a younger patient, the helicopter went to a pediatric hospital,” he said.
Deputies responding to the call, contacted officials with the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control who took custody of the dog.
“The owner of the dog, the father (of the attacked child) surrendered the dog to our department,” Belton said.
“The dog will be (in) quarantine, and not available for adoption,” she said.
Quarantined dogs are kept at least 10 days and are evaluated for rabies, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website, in a section titled: “What happens when I report a bite?”
“Animals that have been impounded by an animal control agency must complete their quarantine period in a shelter,” according to the dog bite protocol outlined by county officials.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

JOSHUA TREE CA - LANA BERGMAN, 70, WAS FATALLY MAULED BY 4 PIT BULLS THAT WERE ON HER PROPERTY



A 70-year-old Joshua Tree woman was fatally attacked by four dogs Wednesday night, according to a news release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies from the Morongo Basin Station received a call about a "vicious animal attack" at approximately 10:11 p.m. Wednesday on the 59000 block of Sunflower Drive in Joshua Tree. Upon arrival, deputies found the victim at home alone, suffering from injuries as a result of being mauled by FOUR PIT BULLS. She died a short time later.

According to the Sheriff's Department the victim lived at the residence with her husband, and an adult male friend, who owned the dogs. The dogs were considered family pets, and the victim had helped take care of them over the past year, according to the news release.

However, Jay Barnett, the brother of the victim, whom he has identified as Lana Bergman, says Bergman was estranged from her husband, and had been living on the property alone for years, until recently.  Barnett says Bergman allowed a couple and their four dogs to park their trailer on the property for a weekend, but despite her objections, they would not leave.

"These dogs were loaded guns," Barnett told KESQ's Brooke Beare.  "They ended up killing my sister."

Barnett said although Bergman loved dogs, she was not friendly with the pit bulls.  He described Bergman as 5'1" and said she weighed less than 100 pounds.

"It's just a sad, violent way to die," Barnett said.

Barnett disputed the Sheriff's Department's version of events.  "We think this is suspicious," he said.

The investigation is active. Anyone with information relating to this incident is urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Morongo Basin Station.


https://www.kesq.com/news/joshua-tree-woman-fatally-attacked-by-four-dogs/979610444?fbclid=IwAR1V74nDxGg_CdrKiQUfaNwZEeZRF6yK3XFiLiJ6d55btX1s7qf1JY44evg

https://ktla.com/2019/01/17/woman-in-joshua-tree-mauled-to-death-by-4-dogs/?fbclid=IwAR3udA6rSOL3oaFFt2OGZ02NOouVJ5n5NCc2kXui955gHFoo1vFZ0QM2y3Y


2019 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES -  2   (0 children + 2 adults)

1)   1-9-  Diane Reeves - 70 - Grenada County MS - A total of 7 dogs were taken into custody - The Sheriff's Department reported she suffered about several hundred dog bites.

2)  1-16- Lana Bergman - 70 - Joshua Tree CA - She was mauled by 4 pit bulls that were living on her property - 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

SAN ANTONIO TX - 2 PIT BULLS MAULED A WOMAN WHO RAN OUT OF GAS AND GOT OUT OF HER CAR TO WALK FOR HELP ...HORRIFIC LEG INJURIES!!!



Now she's met the man who helped save her life
"Thank you so much," Christina Gutierrez said to him upon meeting.
SAN ANTONIO - We reported on a story of a woman viciously attacked by two pit bulls this week.
Now she's met the man who helped save her life
"Thank you so much," Christina Gutierrez said to him upon meeting.
Her car broke down while she was on her way to work last Friday on the Southside. She decided to walk.
"I was in shock. I mean, you're seeing half your leg gone and you're just like," Gutierrez recounted.
TWO PIT BULLS came charging at her, biting through her arm and then locking their teeth onto her legs.
The pictures are too graphic to show but you can see holes through her skin..
The dogs bit down to her bone.
"I didn't think, I just did it."
Others just watched in fear but when Francisco Martinez spotted the gruesome scene, he pulled over his truck and ran to help her.
"Every doctor here says if he was there a minute later, a second later, they would have killed me," Gutierrez told me. "I would have bled to death.
"I was sure if I did not stop there she would die," Martinez said.
He said he was terrified but knew he needed to do something.
"They were biting her, they were biting her bad, bad," Martinez says.
He was able to hit the dogs off of her and use a blanket to pull them away.
"I didn't know your name, nothing."
On Wednesday, we aired Christina's story and her plea to find and personally thank her hero..they're like we found him! People all in my messages saying, we found him!  They're like we found your hero!"
He heard the news and showed up at the hospital.
"There's not a lot of people like you out here," Gutierrez told him. "If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't be here to tell my story. You're an amazing person and truly my hero. You saved my life and I will never forget you forever."

PIT BULL ATTACKED HORSE IN A PASTURE