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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

BILOXI MS - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A NARCOTICS ENFORCEMENT TEAM OFFICER WHILE SERVING A SEARCH WARRANT AT A RESIDENCE - THE PIT BULL WAS SHOT

A PIT BULL was shot Tuesday after it attacked a narcotics officer trying to search a Biloxi home, Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said today.  At about 12:45 p.m., members of the Coastal Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Biloxi Police Department Special Crimes Unit assisted the sheriff's department's narcotics division with a state-issue search warrant for the home at 302 West Drive.

While securing the residents, agents on the narcotics enforcement team encountered an aggressive pit bull in the back yard of the home, Brisolara said.  The dog, which was not chained, attacked an agent and was shot by assisting agents.  The agent suffered multiple lacerations and puncture wounds to his left hand, but he was treated and released on the scene.

The dog owner had no immunization records, so Biloxi Police Animal Control took the animal to test it for diseases.  Inside the home, about 1 gram of methamphetamine, various prescription medications, used and new syringes and other paraphernalia were found.
Agents determined that the drug suspect was not on scene at the time of the search warrant, and agents plan to obtain warrants for his arrest.

Other arrests will follow pending analysis from the Mississippi Crime Lab, the sheriff said.

NORFOLK VA - A PIT BULL TIED UP IN A WOMAN'S BACKYARD BROKE FREE AND ATTACKED ANOTHER WOMAN THE HOMEOWNER WAS ARGUING WITH - THEN IT ALSO ATTACKED THE HOMEOWNER WHEN SHE ATTEMPTED TO RETRIEVE IT


A PIT BULL has been taken into custody after police say it attacked two women in Norfolk.
On Wednesday, January 28 at 9:30 a.m., police received a call regarding a dog that reportedly attacked two women at Carswell Street and Galt Street.
Police arrived on scene and saw a pit bull in the street. The officer was able to place the dog into the patrol car, without incident.
Police say the dog was tied up in the backyard of a home at that location, when the homeowner and another woman began to argue in the front yard. The dog broke free from the tether, and bit one of the women as she was running away. The homeowner who attempted to retrieve the dog was also bitten in the process. Both women were transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with non-life threatening bite wounds.
The owner of the home in which the dog was tethered stated she was not the owner of the dog, however, the dog was at her home, according to police.
At this time, the dog is being held at Norfolk Animal Care Shelter for a 10 day quarantine.
No charges have been filed in the case. Norfolk Animal Protection Officers are still investigating the incident.

NEW ORLEANS LA - A PIT BULL BEGAN CHASING A 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL THEN TOOK HER DOWN BITING HER FACE AND NECK - NEIGHBORS ARE HEROS AS THEY HELP BEAT THE DOG OFF

FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social Neighbors help save girl from pit bull attack in Gert Town: Meg Gatto reports.


A pit bull savagely attacked a 9-year-old girl in the Gert Town neighborhood.
Before Saturday, a group of friends who like to play cards outdoors near Bloomingdale Court had never met 9-year-old Tatiana Walters. But Saturday afternoon, they heard blood-curdling screams.
Tatiana recalls, “It started chasing me. It was very fast and I got back down and it started biting me all over.”
Tatiana was being attacked by a neighbor's pit bull.
“I said, 'that dog got that child,' and I come down - all of us run down here,” said one of the men playing cards.
The group threw bricks and even a two-by-four at the dog until finally it released its grip on Tatiana's face.
“A lot of people just came up to me, started crying, and they had to bring a lot of towels to me to hold on my jaw,” Tatiana said.
Her mom, Jaquisha Walters, explains, “She has a lot of stitches in her jaw, she has puncture wounds in her neck.”
The LA SPCA showed up Sunday to take a report and returned Monday to confiscate the dog from its owner.
“They weren't accepting of the fact that their dog had been involved in an incident,” said humane law enforcement Supervisor Eric Durciaka.
The owner received a slew of citations - including one for failing to have the dog on a leash - and will have to go to Municipal Court where a judge will decide if the pit bull should be returned.
“If they try to pursue getting their dog back, we'll try to do everything in our power to try to fight against it,” Walters said.
Tatiana's family has the support of the neighborhood and some new-found friends who call Tatiana the bravest child they've ever met.
Tatiana's family is in the process of setting up a Go Fund Me account to help pay for the reconstructive surgeries she'll inevitably need for her face.

http://www.fox8live.com/story/27957635/neighbors-help-save-child-from-pit-bull-attack-in-gert-town

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

PIT BULLS AND BREAK STICKS - A WOMAN SHARES HER OPINION THAT MOST SHELTERS FAIL TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO PEOPLE THAT OWNERS OF PIT BULLS SHOULD CARRY BREAK STICKS


Pit Bull Rescue Central, the leading pit-bull authority, recommends pit guardians have a "break-stick," a wedge-shaped piece of wood used to pry open a pit bull's jaw during an attack.
PBRC says "Since pit bulls have a strong fighting background, we recommend that owners also have a breaking stick as a precaution. ... Breaking sticks are not something to brag about and the general public might have the wrong impression if you walk around with a stick in your hand. Breaking sticks are not illegal, but they are considered dog fighting paraphernalia in certain states and/or with certain law enforcement agents."
PBRC also says "It is a fact that our pit bulls, (American staffordshire terriers) and pit mixes come with a built-in fighting heritage. It doesn't matter where we get them from, whether it be the pound, a stray we pick up or a puppy we buy from a breeder. The majority of pit bulls will, at some point in their lives, exhibit some degree of dog-on-dog aggression. ... Yet, chances are that a 'normal' pit bull will not share his affection with other animals. We cannot predict when or where it will happen and we can't love, train or socialize it out of the dog. Pit bulls may not start fights, but they will finish them."
Most rescues and shelters fail to tell people this.
Julie Wall

BAINBRIDGE GA - A PIT BULL CHARGED OUT OF A DOOR AND BIT AN OFFICER AS POLICE WERE MONITORING AN EVICTION - AN OFFICER SHOT THE DOG

 A southwest Georgia police chief says one of his officers acted appropriately when he shot a PIT BULL  that charged and bit another officer as they were monitoring an eviction.
WALB-TV reports the dog shooting happened Wednesday at a home in Bainbridge, about 60 miles southwest of Albany. The home's owner called police to stand by while its occupant was evicted.
Several dogs were inside the home, and authorities say a pit bull charged an officer who opened the garage door and bit him. A second officer drew his gun and shot the dog.
Bainbridge Police Chief Eric Miller said the dog ran away. It was found Thursday morning and euthanized.
The officer who was bitten has returned to duty. Miller says police have not determined whether to file charges.

http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/SW-Georgia-officer-shoots-attacking-pit-bull-during-eviction-289680181.html


SIMPSON COUNTY MS - VICTORIA WILCHER, NOW 4, BEGAN HEAD START THIS PAST FALL - IN A CONVERSATION WITH HER GRANDMOTHER SHE REMEMBERED THE PIT BULL ATTACK ON HER EYE, MOUTH, NECK AND FOOT

Victoria

Four-year-old Victoria Wilcher of Simpson County had never mentioned the day in April 2014 when three pit bulls attacked her, leaving her with one eye, multiple facial fractures, cuts covering her face and neck, little jaw strength and two teeth.
But her memory seems to be returning. During the Christmas holidays, Victoria told family members: “The dogs bit me here ... and here ... and here.” She pointed to her mouth, neck and foot as she spoke.
Her grandmother, Kelly Mullins, assured Victoria that she was safe, the dogs were gone for good and there was no need to be afraid.
Victoria went back to playing and hasn’t mentioned it since.
“The grandmother (Kelly Mullins) was hoping she handled the situation correctly,” says Janet Kellum, a retired pediatric nurse who volunteers to help care for Victoria when needed. “I told her I thought she did exactly what she should have — making sure Victoria felt safe.”
Anita Phifer Craft, a retired psychologist who spent 25 years with Jackson Public Schools, calls Victoria’s recollection “a great thing.”
“She appears to be ready to have me or another mental health professional help her sort out the events of the attack,” says Craft, who has met with Victoria and her family. “The therapist would work with her to accept what has happened to ensure her the event is in the past and she is now safe.”
Victoria was mauled by three pit bulls owned by her grandfather, Donald Mullins. Two of them tore through the door of his Simpson County home and dragged the little girl into the yard. A third pit bull joined in.
Craft says it is important for Victoria to deal with the incident now rather than later.
“Many times children who suffer a traumatic experience suppress the event, but remember it many years later,” she says. “In the meantime, they may have unusual fears associated with it, but do not know or realize the fears stem from the previous trauma.
”During the Christmas holidays, Victoria told family members: “The dogs bit me here ... and here ... and here.” She pointed to her mouth, neck and foot as she spoke.
Victoria talked about the attack shortly after seeing an incision her grandmother had following surgery.
“It seems Victoria is attempting to normalize what happened to her in connecting or relating her scars to her grandmother’s scar,” Craft says.
Victoria’s injuries gained national attention when Mullins said she and Victoria were asked to leave a Jackson KFC restaurant because other customers were bothered by her scars. KFC corporate officials said an investigation concluded there was no proof that any employee asked her to leave. Mullins stands by her claim.
Victoria recently went for her second visit to see Dr. Raymond Peters, an ocularist at the Center for Custom Prosthetics in Naples, Florida. Peters made Victoria a prosthetic right eye last summer, but she has been unable to use it because her lower eyelid was destroyed in the attack and her eye socket needs rebuilding.
“Dr. Peters had hoped to insert a spacer to hold open the eye socket,” Kellum says, “but apparently she had an infection after one of her many surgeries and scar tissue developed in the socket.”
Victoria will soon undergo further surgery on the socket at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, under the care of oculoplastic specialist Dr. Kyle Lewis.
“Dr. Peters and Dr. Lewis are in constant communication about Victoria,” Kellum says.
Peters has told the family it is his goal to have Victoria “pretty much back to normal” by her high school days, Kellum says.
“He told us he has seen children with wounds worse than Victoria’s,” Kellum says. “But her life the next 10 years is going to involve a lot of surgery.”
Victoria began attending Head Start in the fall. “She’s had to miss a good bit because of surgeries and doctor’s appointments,” Kellum says. “But she’s really enjoyed Head Start. And I think it’s helped her. She seems to be able to communicate a lot better.
“I’ll say, ‘Thank you, Victoria.’ And she’ll say, ‘Thank you very much.’ That always tickles me.”
Victoria remains unafraid of dogs.
“Somebody had one in a carrier on the plane (to Florida),” Kellum says, “and Victoria wanted to go straight to it. It’s almost like she’s drawn to them.”

ISANTI COUNTY MN - A FRIEND'S PIT BULL ATTACKED A 4-YEAR-OLD BOY IN THE FACE - HIS MOM IS NOT SURE HE WILL REGAIN VISION IN HIS RIGHT EYE !!!



Sean Oldenburg doesn't like to slow down. That's why it was even more heartbreaking for his mom, Alyssa Oldenburg, to see her fearless 4-year-old hesitate when she asked him about his recent PIT BULL attack.

"I don't talk about Ralph," he finally told her, referring to the dog involved.

Alyssa says she was watching a family friend's pit bull when, out of nowhere, it attacked and bit Sean multiple times in the face.

"They said that the dog was about a centimeter away from hitting the optic nerve," Alyssa said. "They're not really sure if he is going to have his vision or not in that right eye. We just kind of have to wait and see when he opens it."

On top of the physical scarring, the single mom worries about the emotional setbacks Sean may face as he works through what happened.

Alyssa says the dog has been quarantined while vets watch for signs of rabies. She has requested that the dog be put down when the investigation is over.

The Isanti County Attorney will soon determine whether to file charges against the dog's owner.

Sean will have his stitches removed sometime next week. Since insurance won't cover everything involved in the recovery process,the family has created a page to accept donations.



BURGAW, PENDER COUNTY NC - A PIT BULL TETHERED INSIDE A FENCED PEN AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE "SOMEHOW" GOT FREE AND ATTACKED A 7-YEAR-OLD BOY - SEVERE HEAD TRAUMA !!!


The dog has since been euthanized and tested for rabies. (Source: Associated Press)
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A 7-year-old boy is recovering in a Wilmington hospital after suffering permanent injuries during a PIT BULL  attack in Pender County over the weekend.

The attack happened early Sunday afternoon on Croomsbridge Road in Burgaw. According to Pender County officials, the pit bull was tethered inside of a fenced pen at a friend's house. Officials say the dog somehow became freed and attacked the child while he was playing with other children.
The 7-year-old was hospitalized at New Hanover Regional Medical Center with severe head trauma.

No charges have been filed against the dog's owners because officials say they were in compliance with Burgaw's pet containment ordinance.

The dog has since been euthanized and tested for rabies. The rabies test came back negative.

The victim is still recovering at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.