Monday, May 2, 2016

THESSALONIKI GREECE - 2015 - A PIT BULL BEGAN ATTACKING AND AFTER 3 HOURS AND 9 PEOPLE WERE INJURED IT WAS FINALLY SHOT




5-25-15  Nine people were injured by a pit bull in Greek city of Thessaloniki, which was caught by a security camera. 

At first only six people were hurt after trying to stop the pit bull, however, they were not successful. Greek police officers were forced to intervene, but the crazed dog could not be stopped. Finally the dog attacked a police officer, a firefighter and a man who attempted to help them and pry the dog off men. This attack lasted 3 hours before it was shot, injuring 9 people including a police woman who pet it to comfort the dog near the end of the video but the pit mauled her too. 

The injured were taken to the hospital and have been under medical treatment.

https://www.cihan.com.tr/en/pit-bull-attacks-people-injuring-nine-in-thessaloniki-1791450.htm


DAYTON OH - A TRIAL HAS BEGUN AND JURY SELECTION IS ONGOING IN THE INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER CASE OF KIMIKO HARDY WHOSE PIT BULL MAULED A 7-MONTH OLD BABY BOY TO DEATH



Jury selection is ongoing in the involuntary manslaughter case of Kimiko Hardy, whose 7-month-old step-grandson died in a dog mauling at her home in July 2014.
Hardy faces a maximum of 11 years in prison for the involuntary manslaughter charge and other felonies. Jury selection began Monday morning in the courtroom of Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Mary Wiseman.
Opening statements likely won’t take place until Tuesday morning, according to court officials. When selected, the jury was to be taken to view of a location that will be referenced during trial.
Trial begins for man whose dog allegedly killed baby photo
Johnathan Quarles Jr., who was visiting from Indianapolis, was killed July 20, 2014, by Hardy’s dog at her residence at 2219 Riverside Drive in Dayton.
Hardy, who had worked as a nursing assistant and in home health care, also was bitten by her dog during the incident.
Wiseman ruled against a motion to suppress statements the defendant made to police. Hardy’s public defender, Susan Souther, made the request.
Hardy was “inconsolable, sobbing and hysterical with grief,” as she held the infant after the attack, according to court documents.
Hardy’s dog, Busa, had previously charged a letter carrier in April 2014, which led the worker to miss work for two weeks and the U.S. Postal Service to refuse to deliver mail to the home for six months, according to the prosecutor’s office.
Busa, an American Staffordshire terrier that mauled a child to death, was euthanized in 2014 after the attack. His owner now faces charges in the child’s death.
Weeks before the fatal attack, Busa bit and attacked another dog in June 2014. Following the second incident, Hardy attended required classes at the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center on responsible dog ownership, according to the prosecutor’s office.
Montgomery County assistant prosecutor Lynda Dodd filed a motion intending to reference both previous incidents involving Hardy’s dog, including the warnings and education she received.
Souther also filed motions seeking for a dismissal of the case and to prevent prosecutors from terming Hardy’s dog as “vicious” or “dangerous” because the dog wasn’t labeled that way by any court prior to the incident.
In a response to a defense motion, prosecutors wrote: “By becoming a dog owner she assumed a duty to adequately control the dog. She failed, as a proximate result of this failure a baby was killed,” a motion stated. “When she brought a helpless baby into her home, she accepted another separated duty of care and protection, she recklessly failed that duty, and as a result a baby was killed.”
Johnathan Jr. was the infant son of Kashyra Hardy and Johnathan Quarles Sr. He was buried July 30, 2014, in Dayton. He died from multiple blunt force injuries, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
After the boy’s death, Hardy’s dog was seized by ARC and euthanized in September 2014.   READ MORE HERE........

BEAUFORT SC - A 'TRUSTED' PIT BULL BELONGING TO ONE FAMILY MEMBER ATTACKED AND VICIOUSLY KILLED AN ELDERLY BELOVED DACHSHUND BELONGING TO ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER

My heart is so heavy with sadness. My daughter's pit bull who we thought was okay to be around the other animals, attacked my little old  girl last night, my little dachshund, Mandy. I am so distraught, I have never, ever seen anything this horrific in my life. My Mandy was 16 years old and on her way out, but she did not deserve to die this way. He ripped her throat open and threw her down an broke her back. We had to have her put down to get her out of pain. I have cried all day long. I just cannot believe that this happened. Those of you that have this breed, watch out because they can change in an instant!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

THESSALONIKI GREECE - 2 ROTTWEILER DOGS ATTACKED AND KILLED A 5-YEAR-OLD BOY

THESSALONIKI, Greece — Greek police say a 5-year-old boy has died after being mauled by TWO ROTTWEILER DOGS.

Police said the boy and his mother were visiting a friend for the Orthodox Easter festivities in the northern village of Argilos on Sunday afternoon, when the dogs attacked the child.

The dogs had been kept in a confined space by their owner, a retired military officer, but somehow escaped and attacked the child in the house's courtyard.

The boy died soon after being transported to a hospital in the nearby city of Kozani with severe neck injuries. Police say the dogs' owner was arrested. The dogs were taken away by Kozani municipal workers and temporarily placed in a shelter for stray animals.



HARLINGEN TX - A MAN ORDERED HIS PIT BULL TO ATTACK 2 POLICE OFFICERS - EACH OFFICER WAS BITTEN AND THE PIT WAS SHOT DEAD


COUPLE ARRESTED:  http://m.valleymorningstar.com/news/local_news/article_54dda3a6-10a9-11e6-a409-9f7f36539e91.html?mode=jqm

Harlingen police say a man ordered his aggressive PIT BULL to attack two officers.
The attack happened Sunday morning on the 3200 block of Lazy Palms.
The suspect now charged with 2 counts of aggravated assault on a police officer. One of the officers was bit in the forearm. The other was bit in the leg. They were taken to Valley Baptist Medical Center. Officers ended up shooting and killing the dog.



MODESTO CA - Recover-from-grief.com - "MY DACHSHUND WAS VIOLENTLY KILLED BY A NEIGHBOR'S 'NON-VIOLENT' PIT BULL MIX"

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"Like most of us, I am a true dog lover! My dogs are like my children. I adopted Sammy almost 7 years ago with the help of Petfinder.com. We were her third and forever home here on earth. She led a wonderful life with her people (me, husband, son) and her two adopted brother dachshunds. She ruled the roost and immediately took on the role of Alpha dog—a great protector and watch dog. She sat up and rolled over and did “circus tricks” with her paws like poodles do. We were never able to break the habit of her sitting up but somehow she managed to balance like a tripod with her tail and back legs without hurting her back! 

We called her Sammy the Seal among her other nicknames: Samdog, Sam Sam, and Sammers were favorites. She loved to lay in the sun and go on walks with her brothers. She loved to lay on the warm deck during summer and watch her mama swim. Like most dachshunds, she was an eager eater and she really loved her mama’s home-cooked dog food. She claimed the Big Bed as her own and slept between her mom and dad’s pillows when she wasn’t snuggling against her mama’s leg. The first thing her mama saw each morning was her cute, happy face. 

I am so grateful for being able to adopt Sammy. She was a true treasure and brought so much love to my family. My heart breaks from the pain of missing her. She was such a large, constant part of my life and the house isn’t the same without her. The bed is vacant now of my sweet, sweet girl. I cry every time I go in my room, esp in the morning or at night. I miss so much the feel and look of her beautiful soft fur, her doggy kisses, her smile, and her expressive eyes. 

She was killed 3 weeks ago (at age 11) in my backyard by my neighbor's "non-violent" Pitbull mix. I am haunted by the horror of finding her. She was outside barking with my other dachshund. I went outside to tell my pups to stop barking and only my dog Eddie came to me. I spotted Sammy--her beautiful body lying on the deck and she appeared to be caught in the fence. As I approached her, I saw that she had been pulled partway through the fence and her head had been ripped off. I screamed and my 17 year old son came running out. Luckily he didn't see what I saw but he was hysterical for the next hour. 

I cry every day for her. How can I get that image of her out of mind? I never thought I would ever see anything so gruesome. How can I stop the pain I feel? I've had repairs done on my fence but that dog is still there (the police say because it happened "between" the fence that nothing can be done) and my other neighbors have a Pit bull who growls and barks at me and my dogs through the fence. I don't feel like I can protect my dogs....and there is nothing I can do about it. I want to heal from this grief, but I am angry that the dog that killed my Sammy is living happily on the other side of the fence and I am worried about the other pit bill as well. Both neighbors have claimed that their dogs are "non-violent" or "docile", which is not true. So I have anger, sadness, pain, some guilt, and a situation with violent dogs that I cannot control. How can I heal? 

Sammy I love you. My heart breaks from missing you. You were my special girl.....my Samdog. Mama's sweet girl. I am so sorry I could not protect you. I enjoyed every treasured moment I got to spend with you and thank God for his sharing you with me. I will forever miss my bed buddy, my portable heater, my clever big girl, my 1/2 of the Reds. May you be at peace Sammy, and may God grant me and my family peace soon. It hurts so bad...so very, very bad. I will love you forever my sweet pup. Thank you for being a part of my life and showing me such love.

I wouldn't feel this pain if I hadn't loved so deeply. 
It's hard right now but it's worth the grief to have experienced the love. "

~~Laura


http://www.recover-from-grief.com/my-dachshund-violently-killed-by-neighbors-pitbull.html



SHAMOKIN PA - CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED AGAINST ONE 17-YEAR-OLD MALE AND ANOTHER TEEN IS BEING SOUGHT AFTER SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS RECORDED THEM ALLOWING 2 PIT BULLS TO KILL A PET CAT

A 17-year-old Shamokin male has been charged with two felony counts of cruelty to animals and misdemeanors of recklessly endangering another person, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct for allegedly allowing his PIT BULL  to maul and kill a city man's cat Wednesday.
Patrolman William Miner filed the charges Friday afternoon in a written allegation with Northumberland County Juvenile Court Services against Shatiq Crum, of 26 S. Franklin St.
Police are still attempting to identify the second teen who was with Crum when the attack occurred in the 100 block of West Willow Street.
Crum and the other male are accused of allowing their two pit bulls  to kill a cat owned by Greg Orner.
Crum, who has refused to divulge the identity of the other person, is being detained at Central Counties Youth Center in Bellefonte.
The incident was captured on a surveillance camera.
Chief of Police Darwin Tobias III said he didn't know if the pit bulls were still with their owners' families. He said efforts are being made by State Dog Warden Mark Rusinsko and Pennsylvania Humane Society Police Officer Richard Wright of the Phoenix Rescue Group in Carlisle to find a rescue shelter for the pit bulls. Wright did not return a call placed Friday evening seeking comment.
The cat killing has sparked outrage in the community.
"It's a horrendous act. That cat didn't deserve to die the way it did," Wright previously stated.
Wright, who is helping Shamokin police with their investigation, said he "literally teared up" watching the video. "It's a gut-wrenching one. I'm sad for that cat and for those people."
Crum and the other male were caught on surveillance video walking two pit bulls on West Willow Street. The video shows the boys walking the dogs on leashes following the cat out of the frame, and then shows the pit bulls off their leashes, chasing the cat onto a porch, where it was attacked.
The boys, in video from across the street, are seen walking up to the porch to leash the dogs. Crum is seen walking the dog off the porch with the cat still in his dog's jaws. With the leash in his hand, he is seen allowing the dogs to shake and continue to maul the cat before releasing the animal.
Crum told Miner he tried to pull one of the pit bulls off the cat, but had difficulty because of the dog's strength. Police said a person can be seen in the video briefly pulling back on the leash.
Orner contacted Miner Thursday morning and told the officer he wanted to prosecute both males who were with the pit bulls.
Anyone with more information about the attack is urged to call police at 570-648-5708 or Wright at 717-226-1575 orhspowright@gmail.com.

ROCHESTER NY - A MOTHER HAS FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE CITY ON BEHALF OF HER SON WHO WAS ATTACKED BY A DOG AT THE ANIMAL SHELTER

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A young Victor boy who went to the Rochester animal shelter to adopt a dog was instead mauled by a would-be pet, the boy's mother claims in a lawsuit against the city.
The dog attack, which left the child scarred and disfigured, allegedly occurred moments after a shelter worker assured the boy's mother that the 'BOXER MIX'  was safe around children.
The lawsuit, filed in mid-March in state Supreme Court here, is seeking unspecified damages from the city.
City spokeswoman Jessica Alaimo declined to comment on Monday. The family's lawyer, Thomas J. Potter of Syracuse, did not return two calls for comment.
Legal papers filed by Potter assert that Marianne Manning and her son, Michael, whose address was in the village of Victor, visited the city animal-services shelter at 184 Verona Street in July 2015 to look for a pet dog.
They asked a shelter worker to see three dogs. Before the final animal was brought into the visiting room, Manning asked the worker if it was "suitable to children," according to the legal papers.
The answer, allegedly, was yes. But after the dog had been in the room for a moment, the worker let it off its leash and it "proceeded to attack … (the youth), biting him in the stomach and abdominal area resulting in severe and permanent scarring and disfigurement.”
The legal papers claim the dog had "prior vicious propensities," though the papers don't explain the basis for that allegation. Potter asserted the "dangerous animal" should have been euthanized, not offered for adoption.
The young man's age is not listed in court papers, but describes him as being under age 18.
The Democrat and Chronicle did not report on a mauling at animal services last July. But emergency dispatch data archived by a local 911 Feed Collator website does show police being sent to 184 Verona that day at 1:12 p.m. and again at 3:30 p.m. for reports of "human life endangered by animal."
The Humane Society of the United States has online advice about preparing for the process of adopting a pet.