Thursday, March 21, 2019

MYRTLE MS - A MAN WAS ATTACKED BY 3 PIT BULLS IN HIS HOUSE AS HE WAS LEAVING THE BATHROOM ..."THEY JUMPED ME AND TRIED TO BITE MY NECK"



(WTVA) - A man was treated at a hospital after being attacked by his THREE PIT BULLS.
Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said the incident happened late Thursday morning at the victim's home on County Road 2 near Myrtle.
The victim, John Blue, said the attack happened when he was leaving the bathroom. He said the dogs jumped on him and tried to bite his neck.
He suffered injuries across his body.
Blue said he and his son raised the dogs together and he is not sure what caused the sudden attack. He said the dogs had played rough with him before, but nothing like this.

FALL RIVER MA - LISA DECOSTA WAS COMING BACK FROM WALKING HER PAPILLON IN THE YARD OF THEIR APARTMENT - SHE WAS HOLDING "ACE" IN HER ARMS WHEN A PIT BULL ATTACKED AND CHEWED HIS LEG OFF, HE MAY LOSE HIS TAIL AND HIS INTESTINES ARE INJURED!!!

A little dog lost a leg after being attacked by a PIT BULL  in Fall River, despite being held in his owner’s arms when he was bitten.
Ace the papillon was back home Thursday after four days at the vet, though one of his hind legs was amputated following the weekend attack on June Street.
“He chewed my dog’s leg off,” Lisa DeCosta told NBC 10 News.
She said Ace will also need his tail amputated and could need help going to the bathroom for the rest of his life.
“It was horrific. It was horrible,” DeCosta said.
DeCosta said she and Ace were coming back from a walk into the yard of their apartment house, when she saw her upstairs neighbor’s dog off leash and picked up Ace under her arm.
But that did not stop the bigger dog.
“Grabbed my dog from behind ... while I was holding him. And I never let go. And he was pulling,” DeCosta said.
“I was horrified, still to this day because of the noise that my dog made. I couldn’t sleep for three nights. The screams that my dog made,” she said.
DeCosta said the pit bull’s owner tried to help separate the dogs, went with her to the vet, and paid some of the bills, which are now over $3,000.
Fall River animal control supervisor Cynthia Berard-Cadima told NBC 10 News that the female pit bull that attacked Ace is now being held in a 10-day quarantine.
The owner could agree to sign the dog over to be put down, the dog could possibly go home with restrictions, or there could be a vicious dog hearing.
“The big thing is people have to be aware and have to keep their dogs on leashes,” DeCosta said.
“You live in apartment houses, the first thing, you should put your dog on a leash,” she added.
Animal control is still working on the case.
Berard-Cadima said a dog owner is typically cited when their dog is off leash, but not when in their own yard.
NBC 10 News was unable to reach the owner of the pit bull for comment.

NEWTON COUNTY GA - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL AS SHE WAS PLAYING IN THE YARD ...THE MEAT GRINDER WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY A NEIGHBOR "AFTER PREVIOUS ATTEMPTS TO FREE THE CHILD FAILED"



A 6-year-old is out of the hospital, but she’s still unable to walk on her right leg after being mauled by a  PIT BULL  in Newton County, her mother told AJC.com.

Clarinesha Harris, of Fitzgerald, said she took her children to visit their father at his home off Fieldview Lane in unincorporated Covington when her daughter was attacked by the dog.  As they prepared to leave, she said she heard her daughter Candice scream in pain from the next door neighbor’s front lawn, followed by a gunshot.

“When we heard her yelling, my 5-year-old son was already telling his dad that the dog had his sister,” she said.  “When we got to her, the neighbor had already shot (the dog) once.”

A pit bull bit Candice’s right leg and was dragging her around Evelyn Rico’s lawn, AJC.com previously reported. Rico’s son, Rico Dean, shot and killed the dog after previous attempts to free the child failed.

“She was bleeding real bad,”  Dean previously told Channel 2 Action News.  “The dog had the little girl’s leg and was shaking it.”

It’s still unclear who owned the dog, who was not wearing a collar. AJC.com has reached out to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office for more information.

As for Candice, she’s back home in Fitzgerald. Even though moving around is a challenge, Harris said her family is doing what they can.  “We’re trying to make it as comfortable as possible for her,” Harris said.

https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/mother-says-year-old-girl-mauled-pit-bull-newton-county-back-home/R89QaiGqnNltUWsfSy374K/?fbclid=IwAR1VMG_4CtRdDDbBPkoEmFJZwxxWiFjN01QUR7bFD_5UQVa2uGXvJ1Am0yE


WATTSBURG PA - A NEIGHBOR'S AMERICAN BULLDOG ATTACKED A 5-YEAR-OLD BOY CAUSING SERIOUS HEAD AND SCALP INJURIES - LIFEFLIGHT TO CHILDREN'S PITTSBURG



A dog bite seriously injured a child in Wattsburg Tuesday afternoon.
It was reported in the 14300 block of Lowville Rd. just after 5 p.m.
Reports from the scene indicate a 5 year old was bit by a neighbor's dog, and the child suffered a serious head injury.
State Police aren't releasing much information on the attack at this time, but they confirm that child was transported to the Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh overnight.
There is no word on his condition, but the injuries to the child's scalp were reportedly severe.
The  AMERICAN BULLDOG  reportedly belong to a neighbor who voluntarily agreed to quarantine the dog at a local animal shelter.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

TUCSON AZ - BREANNA HENSON ARRESTED FOR CHILD ABUSE AFTER THE DEATH OF HER 8-MONTH-OLD GIRL - AN AUTOPSY REPORT SAID MULTIPLE INJURIES LED TO HER DEATH - A DOG WAS FOUND NEAR THE BABY AND THE CONTENTS OF THE IT'S STOMACH REVEALED "HUMAN INFANT TEETH AND SKELETAL FRAGMENTS"

Tucson mother arrested dog bite

KOLD News 13) - The autopsy report about the death of an eight-month-old girl says MULTIPLE INJURIES LED TO HER DEATH, but that the manner of the death remains undetermined.
Patricia Henson died Jan. 24 at a home in the 7700 block of East Apple Tree Drive, on Tucson’s southeast side.
Police said  the injuries  may have been caused by the dog, confirming there was a dog in the home at the time, but police did not say that the dog attacked the baby.
The autopsy report said that examination of three bags af the dog's stomach contents revealed "human infant teeth and skeletal fragments.  
[ WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT: Read the autopsy report ]
Her mother, Breanna Henson, was arrested and charged with child abuse.
Police say she was very intoxicated when officers arrived at the home.

http://www.kold.com/2019/03/20/autopsy-multiple-injuries-caused-babys-death/?fbclid=IwAR0CFa9J5ESFnYfT5MdsrjK7RhEbBZGvs5hEqARdVPtI2H-sYy_5Fg__flE

The autopsy of the 8-month-old child who was found dead with a dog nearby has revealed some gruesome details about the incident that occurred Jan. 24.

https://kvoa.com/news/local-news/2019/03/18/autopsy-reveals-gruesome-details-about-death-of-8-month-old/

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Back in January, 30-year-old Breanna Henson was arrested at her home in the 7700 block of East Apple Tree near Irvington and Pantano roads after her infant daughter was found unresponsive with a dog nearby. Henson, who was reportedly found intoxicated, was initially arrested for one count of child abuse.


According to the autopsy that was released Monday, the infant sustained several injuries during the incident, including abrasions, lacerations, contusions, and puncture wounds; absence of soft tissues; hemorrhages; hematomas and lacerations; among other injuries.
Three containers of gastric contents from the dog were also examined.
The toxicology report also came back clean, according to the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner.
The report cites that the manner of death is still undetermined following the autopsy.
http://www.kold.com/2019/01/24/police-investigate-suspicious-death-infant-tucsons-se-side/



2019 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 11  (3 children + 8 adults)


PIT BULL - 2  (KY, CA)
PIT BULL/BOXER MIX - 1 (NC)
PIT BULL MIX AND AN AMERICAN BULLDOG MIX - 1 (FL)
BOXER MIX - 1  (SC)
PIT BULL AND A SHEPHERD MIX - 1  (TX)
6 GERMAN SHEPHERDS - 1  (TN)
GERMAN SHEPHERD/BLUE TICK HOUND MIX (MS)
PACK OF DOGS - 1   (TX)
2 DOBERMAN PINSCHERS - 1  (TX)
3 DOGS: MIXED BREED INCLUDING A HEELER/MASTIFF MIX -1 (TX) 

TX - 4
CA - 1
FL - 1
KY - 1 
MS - 1
NC - 1
SC - 1
TN - 1


1)   1-9 -  Dianne Reves - 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 - Facebook posts from a neighbor shows the dogs were GERMAN SHEPHERD/BLUE TICK HOUND MIX.

2)  1-21 - Ed Stanley - 85 - Amarillo, Potter County TX - He was severely mauled over his entire body by a PIT BULL AND A SHEPHERD MIX on his driveway - A passerby came to his aid but he died 2 weeks later -  http://www.dogsbitedecatural.com/2019/01/amarillo-tx-85-year-old-man-suffered.html

3)  2-7 - Ashton McGhee - 1 - Guthrie KY - The 1-year-old baby boy lived in Hopkinsville KY and was visiting his grandparents' home when one of the family dogs came in from outside and attacked him - The Chief of Police said the PIT BULL MIX may have been spooked by a thunderstorm and then spooked again by the ball the child was playing with - "IT'S AN UNFORTUNATE FREAK ACCIDENT".

4)  2-8 - Elaine Richman - Houston TX - She owned two DOBERMAN PINSCHERS  that she trained as show dogs - She was found dead in her backyard with bite marks over her face and body. 

5)  2-15 - Angela Johnson - 54 - Anza Riverside County CA - On Dec 15, 2018, she was hanging out clothes on a line in her yard when a neighbor's 3 pit bulls mauled her - A main artery was bitten into on her neck and she suffered a severe stroke - She remained in a coma and died on Feb 9, 2019.

6) 2-21 - Nancy Burgess-Dismuke - 52 - Greenville SC - She was playing in her yard with 2 of her dogs said to be  BOXER MIXES - Neighbors heard her screaming and at first thought they were just playing, then realized they were mauling her  - several men came running and hit the dogs with various things but the tiny woman had lost so much blood from her upper extremities ... "one arm was hanging and the other was bitten off!!!"

7) 2-26 - Bessie Jill Peterson - 88 - Pall Mall Pickett County TN - She was airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center after being mauled around 5pm by a neighbor's dogs - 6 GERMAN SHEPHERDS - Her sister, who was in the home with her, says that she went outside to check on a drainage ditch and the flooding in her yard when the dogs attacked - She tried to help her sister but the dogs chased her back in.

8) 2-27 - Johnnie Mae Garner - 88 - Lubbock TX - Family members believe that the neighbor's dogs were trying to get to her dog in her backyard and she was trying to scare them away when they mauled her.  

9) 3 -5 - Jacari Long - 6 Months -Salisbury NC - The child's babysitter had gone outside to the car to clean off a seat for the baby boy when she heard her mother scream and ran inside to fine her ?PIT BULL/BOXER MIX? mauling him - He was taken to a local hospital then airlifted to Winston Salem where he was pronounced dead. 

 10) 3 - 8 - 2-Year-Old Boy - High Springs Alachua Co FL - While in the care of his grandmother who was who was letting out large dogs at his aunt's house - 2 of the dogs mauled the boy - He was pronounced dead at the scene and the grandmother was injured trying to save him - 6 dogs were taken from the home - They were adopted dogs from Rescues and appear to be Boxer/Pit mix, and various mixed breeds and a large Dogo Argentino - The 2 dogs that killed the baby were an American Staffordshire Terrier (Pit Bull) and an American Bulldog.

11) 3 - 13 - Jimmy Lee Grigg - 53 - Galveston County TX - He was fatally mauled by 2 Cattle Dog Mixes at a relative's house - His brother was the one that called for help - A neighbor reported that she had called animal control several times because it sounded like dogs fighting on the property - ......


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1-24 - Patricia Henson - 8-months-old - Tucson AZ - Police said the mother, Brianna Henson was very intoxicated when they arrived - Even though the police did not say the dog attacked the baby the dog was found near the baby in the same room - Later Toxicology report said that 3 bags of the dogs stomach contents contained baby teeth and skeletal fragments - A neighbor reported that they had seen AC take a German Shepherd from the home.

2-15- Brenda Hamilton - 77 - Pantego Beaufort County NC - She was attacked around 6am on Friday morning on Indian Run Road - Canine DNA was found on her - Investigators are collecting DNA from "canines" in the area to find which animal horribly and fatally mauled her. 

Monday, March 18, 2019

WINONA, MONTGOMERY COUNTY MS - A 12-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS MAULED BY 6 PIT BULLS WHILE RIDING HIS BIKE - AIRLIFTED TO UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER - ICU

A 12-year-old boy is fighting for his life after half a dozen dogs, believed to be PIT BULLS, mauled him.  According to Montgomery County Sheriff  Bubba Nix, the vicious attack happened Friday afternoon.
The child was riding his bike along Sawyer Road, in Montgomery County, when a pack of dogs mauled him.
A passerby and his son saw the attack.  They quickly got out of their car and fought the dogs off.
The boy was airlifted to Jackson, where he is currently in the ICU.  Sheriff Nix said the child has a long road to recovery.
The owner of the animals will not face charges because the county does not have a dog ordinance, according to Sheriff Nix.
All 6 animals were captured and euthanized.
WCBI reporters are reaching out to family members of the child and talking to investigators.
More on this story tonight at 5.

Friday, March 15, 2019

MAGALIA, BUTTE COUNTY CA - PETER RICCA WAS IN COURT REGARDING EARLIER COMPLAINTS ABOUT HIS DOGS WHEN THE 9 DOGS ATTACKED A WOMAN HE HAD WATCHING THEM AND ANOTHER NEIGHBOR



Two women were recovering from multiple surgeries Thursday after being attacked by dogs in Butte County.

Thursday morning, Gary Parsons was in his own front yard when he had to run from a threat that has chased him before. Nine dogs that should have been secured at his next door neighbor's property in Magalia were coming after him.
He had no idea that as he slammed the door on that clawing threat with gnashing teeth that his neighbor across the street would soon become their next target.
"Her whole backside, her butt, her legs, her back. They almost got her main artery in her neck," Parsons told FOX40.
Sarah Davi was the woman who suffered those bites. Her husband, Tony, was too emotional to speak out on camera about what happened moments after Davi left the security of the home she grew up in.
Tony Davi said his wife had no idea one woman had already been mauled and was on her way to the hospital when she came out to see about the dogs on the loose. His wife ended up mauled and pinned down with the dogs biting her back.
FOUR OTHER DOGS, NEIGHBORS DESCRIBED AS BLACK LABRADOR, PIT BULL MIXES, WERE QUARANTINED AT THE HOME  of their owner, 64-year-old Peter Ricca. They did not get out during the attack.
THE NINE OTHERS THAT DID AND WERE RUNNING LOOSE BEFORE THE ATTACKS  were later taken into county custody.
At the time, Ricca was in court answering to 13 infractions and misdemeanors from the last three years, all dealing with his dogs from biting incidents to lacking rabies shots and registration problems.
The officers with Ricca raced back to his neighborhood along with him as they all learned of the mauling.
FOX40 was told a woman who was supposed to be watching the dogs while Ricca was at his hearing somehow let them out and became their first victim. She sustained major injuries and required surgery.
Both Tony Davi and Parsons said they and other neighbors have reported Ricca and his dogs to the county for years but nothing ever seems to improve.
"When I talked to the sheriff I said, 'What are my rights?' I says, 'I got to protect myself,'" Parsons said. "He says, 'If you're in your yard you have the right to protect yourself.' So I said, 'Well then I'm gonna carry.' I said, 'I'll shoot 'em.'"
Ricca could not be reached for comment. The communications manager for Butte County Public Health, which oversees animal control, told FOX40 Ricca was not under arrest Thursday night and their office would not be commenting further until their investigation is complete.


Thursday, March 14, 2019

PALM BEACH COUNTY FL - A PIT BULL SOMEONE DUMPED AT LAKE BREEZE MOBILE HOME PARK ATTACKED A 10-YEAR-OLD BOY GETTING OFF A SCHOOL BUS




https://www.wptv.com/news/region-the-glades/pahokee/pbso-child-attacked-badly-bitten-by-pit-bull-in-pahokee-mobile-home-park
A boy was hospitalized Thursday after he was attacked by a PIT BULL.  It happened moments after he got off the school bus at the mobile home park where he lives.
The attack was caught on surveillance video. The boy, who neighbors say is 10 years old, was attacked in the road near the entrance of Lake Breeze Mobile Home Park at NW 18th Street and Lake Circle.  The boy was bitten repeatedly in the leg and face.
“It was horrible watching the little boy like that,” neighbor Miriam Mojica said.
Surveillance video from a nearby mobile home shows the pit bull attacking a boy.  The dog lunged at the boy, biting his leg as the frantic boy tries to get away.
Neighbors say the victim is a fifth grader at Belle Glade Elementary.  Video shows him getting off the school bus a little before 3 p.m. when the attack happened.
“The dog went behind him and attacked him from his leg first, that’s when he dropped to the floor, that’s when he went to his face, like bit him in his face,” Mojica said.
The victim’s cousin demonstrated how he used a broomstick to hit the dog---using every bit of energy he had---to get the animal off the boy.
“I hit it as hard as I could and that’s when it let go,” he said as he showed CBS12 News how he swung the broomstick like a baseball bat.
The video shows the boy tries to run behind a fence, but the dog follows. Then, he runs behind a car, but the dog still doesn't give up.
“When I was looking out the window, I saw the pit bull attacking him,” fourth grader Adamaris Medina said.
A girl says she was on the school bus and heard the boy's cries for help.
“I was also crying for him ‘cause he was like yelling help,” Medina said.
One little boy says he threw rocks at the pit bull to try to stop it from attacking the victim.
“I thought it was gonna come after me,” six-year-old Brandon Medina said.
Finally, adults nearby show up and pick the child up and put him in the car. They say the boy is recovering at a hospital with non life-threatening injuries.When deputies arrived, they say the dog lunged at them, so to protect themselves and others, they shot and killed the pit bull.
Neighbors believe someone dropped the pit bull off in the neighborhood Thursday morning. They feel the owner no longer wanted the dog, which allowed this tragedy to happen.

A spokesperson with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says the victim will need plastic surgery.
https://www.wpbf.com/article/child-attacked-by-dog/26827819