Tuesday, June 18, 2019

MABOPANE SOUTH AFRICA - GONTSE RAMARIMELA, 9, WAS FATALLY MAULED BY A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL THAT KEPT JUMPING OVER A FENCE INTO THEIR YARD



The family of a nine-year-old girl, who was killed by their neighbour's  PIT BULL,  said they were struggling to come to terms with the loss.

Gontse Ramarimela was attacked by a neighbour’s pitbull that jumped over the fence of her home in Mabopane  extension on 7 June.
Her mother, Lerato Ramarimela, said the family was still in shock over how their child died.
“I am in pain,” she said.
Ramarimela said   the dog jumped over the fence three times on the day of the attack.
“The first time it jumped, I called my neighbour to come and collect it because we were afraid of it,” she said.
“When they didn’t come, my son took the dog back; however, a few minutes later, it was back again.”
She said her son tried to take the dog for the second time, but it returned yet again.
The boy then decided to tie the dog to a stationary vehicle in the yard while they waited for the neighbour.
“When we went to check, the dog had pulled the car, so we had to unchain it.”
Hardly an hour after she left home to go a funeral, she said she received a phone call informing her that her daughter had been injured.
She rushed to the hospital where the girl was taken and asked to see her.
“I knew something was wrong when the hospital staff called me to an office to talk to me,” she said.
“I was told my little girl died even before she even got to the hospital.”
The mother then asked to see her daughter’s body.
“She was badly injured,” she said.
“I felt like my world was tumbling down seeing her like that.”
She said the dog was taken by the SPCA and the family was still in discussions with the neighbour.
Police spokesperson Captain Rheineth Motlana said police opened an inquest docket.
“We are still investigating the case,” she said
“No arrests have been made.”
Gontse, who attended Reatlegile primary school, was laid to rest on Sunday.


https://rekordnorth.co.za/153392/family-traumatised-daughter-9-killed-pitbull/


CHIANG MAI THAILAND - AN 11-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS ATTACKED BY ONE OF TWO PIT BULLS THAT GOT LOOSE FROM BEING TIED UP OUTSIDE A RESTAURANT

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A distraught mother has gone to the press for help after her 11 year old son was savaged by a pit bull terrier that got loose from a restaurant in Chiang Mai. 

Wiraphop "Nong Saeng" Chiangtung was happily playing with friends in a car park near "The Fusion" construction site in Muang district where he is living. 

The dog went for his face ripping a gash in his mouth before locals managed to chase the vicious beast away. 

The boy needed 17 stitches. 
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The owner of the restaurant paid 3,000 baht but mother Jia Chiangtung has racked up bills of 14,000 baht since the unprovoked attack on Saturday. 

She wants the dog - one of two pit bulls kept tied up outside the restaurant - to be kept somewhere else. 

She told Daily News the dog had only been there a week and no one felt safe, especially her traumatized son. 

Daily News saw the dogs tied up outside yesterday but the restaurant was all quiet when they called and knocked. However, after interviewing the mother they went back and the dogs had been put inside the closed restaurant. 

Jia is set to file a complaint with the Chang Pheuak police over the matter. 

https://news.thaivisa.com/article/36573/pit-bull-savages-child-in-chiang-mai-owner-pays-3000-baht-and-no-more


ISABELA CITY, BASILAN PHILLIPINES - EDZHAR DAMSANIA, 5, DIED A DAY AFTER HE WAS MAULED BY 10 STRAY DOGS



A five-year-old boy, who was attacked by at least  10 STRAY DOGS  in Isabela City, Basilan on Monday, died while being treated in a hospital yesterday.
Edzhar Damsani was walking toward the stall of his grandmother in a bus terminal in Barangay Agiada when he was attacked and bitten by the dogs. He was transferred to the Zamboanga City Medical Center in this city from a hospital in Isabela.
A photo of the badly injured boy went viral, prompting the city veterinary office to round up all stray dogs near the terminal.
City health officials said at least 300 cases of dog bites were recorded in recent months.
Mayor-elect Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman vowed to address the problem with stray dogs. “This incident calls our attention to the urgency of the issue,” she said.
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Manila: A five-year-old boy in Basilan in southern Philippines died a day after being savagely attacked by stray dogs as officials took steps to address feral canine assaults on the local populace.
Reports reaching Manila said the boy was out walking on the streets of Aguada in Isabela City on Sunday evening when about ten stray dogs mauled him. The victim, a Muslim, was later taken to a hospital in Zamboanga City for treatment, but died on Tuesday morning due to his injuries.
The incident drew concern from local officials as it was not the first time that such attacks from feral dogs were recorded in Isabela City.
Mayor-elect Sitti Djalia “Dadah” Turabin-Hataman said the matter should be immediately addressed as there was an apparent proliferation of stray dogs in the city and increasing incidents of attacks.
“The child’s death is the latest in a string of stray dog attacks in the city. It is truly alarming that more than 300 have been injured in stray dog attacks in the city. As mayor-elect, this incident calls for our attention to the issue. During our barangay (village) visits and consultations before the elections, some sectors have already raised the problems caused by stray dogs particularly on the littering of garbage,” she said.
In the Philippines, the matter concerning stray dogs is left for local government units to address. Some city and municipal organs conduct animal control activities to keep canines and felines in check, but most officials shrug aside the issue.
Under the provisions of the country’s laws governing animals and pets, local government units are mandated to apprehend and impound stray dogs.
Aside from mauling incidents, rabies also is another concern.
According to the Humane Society International (HSI) some 200-250 rabies-related human deaths are recorded in the Philippines annually with dog bites responsible for more than 95 per cent of the cases.
The concern over rabies was highlighted last April 2019, when Birgitte Kallestad, a Norwegian animal rights activist, died from infection a week after vacationing in the Philippines.
Kallestad contracted rabies after a puppy she had rescued bit and scratched her. Kallestad’s death from rabies, was the first in Norway after more than 200 years, according to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
To honour Kallestad and her work on providing welfare to animals, the HSI conducts anti-rabies vaccination activities.

Monday, June 17, 2019

TOLEDO, LUCAS COUNTY OH - 2 PIT BULLS CLIMBED THROUGH A NEIGHBOR'S WINDOW SCREEN ON JUNE 5 TO GET INSIDE AND ATTACK ANOTHER DOG ...THE SAME 2 MEAT GRINDERS CAME BACK ON JUNE 9 TO "TRY AND FINISH THE KILL!"

A South Toledo woman is facing citations after officials say her two dogs broke into a neighbor’s home through a window screen and attacked another dog inside.
The Lucas County Canine Care & Control is issuing two minor misdemeanor citations for loose dogs to Michelle Morrow, of the 400 block of El Centro Drive. A report from the shelter shows her two “PIT BULLS,” a male named Savage and a female named Zoey, were running loose the evening of June 5 when they climbed through the neighbor’s window.
Once inside, the pair attacked a mixed-breed dog named Dexter. Owner Katie Cross showed the officer puncture wounds all over Dexter’s rear legs and a torn ear before taking him to an emergency veterinary clinic, according to a canine care and control-incident report.
“I could clearly see the damage to the screen and muddy footprints all over the house by the screen from them climbing in,” a canine control officer wrote.
Ms. Morrow was at work at the time of the incident, according to the report, but her mother arrived to contain the two offending canines. Returning a call from The Blade on Monday, Ms. Morrow said the shelter’s report is “completely false” before hanging up.
Ms. Cross did not return a call from The Blade seeking comment. The report does not include updated information on Dexter’s condition.
The report shows Ms. Cross again called authorities June 9, saying Savage and Zoey were loose and attempting to get inside her residence a second time but were blocked by an air conditioner installed in the window.
Ms. Morrow surrendered her two dogs to the county shelter June 9, and they were euthanized Thursday for dog aggression stemming from the attack on Dexter.

MARIETTA, COBB COUNTY GA - RAYMOND PATTON SAYS HE IS GLAD THE OWNERS OF THE PIT BULLS THAT MAULED HIS 82-YEAR-OLD MOTHER IN APRIL WERE FINALLY ARRESTED BUT ITS TOO LITTLE TOO LATE ...THERE WERE 16 PREVIOUS CALLS ABOUT THE MEAT GRINDERS!!!




A Marietta man and woman are behind bars after police say their dogs attacked five people, including an 82-year-old woman, in a south Cobb neighborhood in April.


Leslie Denise White, 36, and Jeremiah Jarvis Gamble, 38, are each charged with seven counts of reckless conduct and one count of keeping a disorderly house.
Police said the initial attacks occurred just past 11:30 a.m. on April 10, when the seven dogs, described as “pit bull-type” by neighbors, escaped the home on Beverly Lane, near the intersection of Windy Hill Road and state Route 5. The attacks sent two to the hospital, including 82-year-old Alice Johnson, who lives across the street.
Raymond Patton, Johnson’s son, told the MDJ in April that Johnson received multiple bite wounds, including deep gashes on her head and arms. Patton said he had to fight five of the dogs that charged him as he stepped out the side door of his mother’s home. He said the dogs bit his mother “from head to toe” as he fought them off.
Cobb police said the dogs continued to attack neighbors until officers arrived. Police shot two dogs, killing one and injuring the other. The injured dog and the other five dogs were taken into custody by animal control.
On Monday, Patton said he is glad the pair were arrested but feels the police action was too little, too late; he and his mother’s physical wounds have healed, but they remain traumatized by the memory of the attacks.
“I’m still not happy,” he said, adding that his mother will never be the same. “And still, all I can see in my mind’s eye is those dogs on top of my mother.”

Patton said White and Gamble should have been arrested “on the spot that day.” He also said Cobb police received multiple reports of the aggressive dogs before the April 10 attacks and said he believes if anyone is to blame, it’s the police.
“If they’d been doing their jobs, this never would’ve happened,” Patton said. “It’s not like any of this is a surprise. Anybody could’ve seen this coming. It’s just like a kid — if a kid gets into the cookie jar and you don’t get on to him or punish him, they’re going to keep on getting into the cookie jar.”
According to arrest warrants, White and Gamble, who were arrested Thursday, neglected to make necessary repairs to the home where they kept the dogs, resulting in their escape and the attacks. The warrants state the dogs escaped through a window and shoddy fence on the property.

SPARTANBURG SC - A MAN WAS FORCED TO PULL OUT HIS POCKET KNIFE AND USE IT AFTER A PIT BULL BIT HIM ONCE AND THEN CONTINUED TO ATTACK HIM

(WSPA) – Spartanburg Police said a man was attacked by a dog Wednesday morning while walking down a street.
According to the police department, officers responded at about 9 a.m. to the 400 block of Brawley Street to meet with the man who was attacked.
The man told officers he was walking in the 300 block of Allen Street when a black and white  PIT BULL  ran into the street barking and growling at him.
Police said the dog bit the man on his left knee.
When the dog attempted to attack him again, the man pulled out his pocket knife and stabbed the dog, cutting her on the left side of her mouth.
A woman came out of the house then to get the dog.
She told police that she had been watching the dog for a friend for about two months.
Police told the woman that by law she was responsible for the dog, and that it was considered a dangerous animal after attacking the man.
The woman decided to surrender the dog for euthanasia.
The dog was taken to Spartanburg Humane Society where it was humanely euthanized, according to police. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control was made aware of the incident.

BAKERSFIELD, KERN COUNTY CA - AUTHORITIES SAY A WOMAN FOUND DEAD WAS LIKELY KILLED BY DOGS AT A COSTCO PARKING LOT

The Costco parking lot in Bakersfield is seen in a Google Maps image.

UPDATE:  

BPD: Pit Bulls likely involved in attack that killed woman

BPD: Dogs escaped from nearby business

https://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/bpd-pit-bulls-involved-in-attack-that-killed-woman


https://nbcpalmsprings.com/2019/06/17/woman-found-dead-after-dogs-attack-in-bakersfield-costco-parking-lot/

Bakersfield Police are still investigating the death of a woman from Sunday morning, however they are saying now that she may have been attacked by one or more dogs.

Around 6 a.m. Sunday morning BPD was called out the Costco parking lot off of Rosedale Highway, where a woman's body was found with what officers say were obvious signs of trauma. 

The exact cause of death is still being determined by the Kern County Coroner's Office but BPD is saying that she was likely attacked by one or more dogs before her death.

Animal control officers have located and apprehended all of the dogs.

"Officers are still looking for any evidence, witnesses and the investigation is ongoing," said Sgt. Sean Morphis of the Bakersfield Police Department.

The identity of the victim will be released at a later time. If you have any information on this incident you are urged to call BPD at 327-7111.

https://www.turnto23.com/bpd-investigating-suspicious-death-in-northwest-bakersfield?fbclid=IwAR34jGJkTQfj-JmFIs3U0nGVjMrXYjEEIHrXSrpBgPSko6DR_ECmf_RY8dQ


Police investigating the death of a woman in a Costco parking lot in Bakersfield on Sunday believe she may have died after being attacked by one or more dogs, according to local television station KERO.
Officers from the Bakersfield Police Department were called out the Costco parking lot off of Rosedale Highway around 6 a.m. after a woman’s body was found with what officers say were obvious signs of trauma, the station reported.
The exact cause of death is still being determined by the Kern County Coroner’s Office, but police said that she was likely attacked by one or more dogs.
Animal control officers have located and apprehended all of the dogs.
“Officers are still looking for any evidence, witnesses and the investigation is ongoing,” said Sgt. Sean Morphis.
The victim has not yet been identified.
No additional information has been released. An investigation into the woman’s death is ongoing.

https://ktla.com/2019/06/17/woman-found-dead-in-bakersfield-costco-parking-lot-may-have-been-attacked-by-dogs-police/


Friday, June 14, 2019

WOLLONGONG BEACH NSW AU - A PIT OWNER UNABLE TO CONTROL HER LAND SHARK ...MEAT GRINDER FILMED ON GOPRO ATTACKING A HORSE BITING A VEIN IN ITS FACE AND BITING THE RIDER

The horse's owner said other dogs joined in the attack.

BETTER VIDEO:  https://www.9news.com.au/national/sydney-news-dock-attack-horse-on-nsw-beach/4ea11d4c-103a-4708-83e9-e3f917abe8ea


A distressed Sydney man said he was forced to use a piece of string to stem his horse’s bleeding after it was set upon by an out-of-control dog.

What started out as a peaceful ride down a Wollongong beach for Nathan Bourde and his equine mate Summer quickly turned into a desperate fight for survival after an unmuzzled dog, which he believes to be a PIT BULL, pierced a vein in the horse’s face.
When other dogs suddenly joined in the vicious attack, all of which was captured on his helmet-mounted GoPro, the 36-year-old began fearing for his horse’s life.
“Before I even recognised what sort of breed it was, it was lunging at the horse,” Bourde told 7NEWS.com.au.
“It was snapping at her legs, biting her stomach and chest. Then it bit my foot.”
“It didn’t have a leash, it wasn’t muzzled and the owner was completely unable to restrain her."
The sound of the woman’s futile attempts to regain control of the dog can be heard being drowned out by screams and incessant barking.
Bourde's attempts to flee the area on the horse were quashed when several other dogs suddenly joined in the attack, overwhelming Summer and sending Bourde flying into the sand.
“Once the pit bull initiated the attack, they all jumped in,” he recalled.
“I was trying to kick the dog away, then it lunged at her face and bit a vein.
“It was like a tap, the way the blood was pouring from her face.”
A “physically exhausted” Summer attempted to fight back before her owner managed to grab the dog by the scruff of the neck.
“I was holding the horse in one hand and holding the pit bull in the other,” Bourde said.
“I screamed at the lady to come and get her dog."
Fearing for Summer’s life, Bourde knew he had to act fast.
“She was bleeding to death... I ended up tying it up with a piece of string,” he said.
The horse was loaded back into the trailer and raced to the vet, where her wounds were tended to.
In New South Wales, 'American pit bulls' or 'pit bull terriers' are regulated by the state's "restricted dog laws".
Restricted breeds can no longer be sold or given away in NSW and it is illegal to accept ownership of such a dog.
The law states that the dog can never be walked off its leash, even in a designated off-leash park.
Those who already own any dog on the list must desex and register it.
The dog must also wear a securely fitted muzzle when outside its enclosure.
"When outside the enclosure, the dog must wear a distinctive red and yellow striped collar and be walked on a secure chain or lead." the regulation reads.
Describing them as "vicious" and "violent killers", Bourde said owners of such breeds have a responsibility to the public to ensure they are kept on their leash.
"What if it had killed the horse?" Bourde asked.
"What if there were children?
"All of this could have been avoided if this dog was on a leash with a muzzle."
While Summer is now on a course of antibiotics and on the road to recovery, Bourde has questioned the response of the Wollongong Council for not doing more to hold the owner responsible.
A Wollongong Council spokesperson told 7NEWS.com.au that the matter had not been reported to council.