Thursday, April 27, 2017

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP, LEHIGH COUNTY PA - A PIT BULL/BOXER MIX FATALLY MAULED ITS OWNER ON THE REAR DECK OF HER HOME



An Upper Macungie Township woman was mauled to death by her dog Thursday afternoon on the rear deck of her home, despite the attempts of neighbors to draw the dog away, police and witnesses said.

Lisa Green, 32, of the 900 block of Spring White Drive, bled badly on the scene, neighbors said. She was taken by Cetronia Ambulance to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, where she was pronounced dead.

Loretta Ottinger, Green's next-door neighbor, tried to stop the attack by the 3 1/2-year-old  PIT BULL/BOXER MIX, first by hitting it with a hambone and leaving the ham, and then by hitting the dog with a stick, but the mauling continued.
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Witnesses then found another neighbor, off-duty Slatington police Chief David Rachman, who rushed over and fired his handgun twice, wounding the dog once in the leg and ending the attack.

Pennsylvania Dog Warden Orlando Aguire had the 3 1/2-year-old pit bull-boxer mix tranquilized and took custody of the animal. The dog was taken to the Lehigh County Humane Society where, Aguire said, it will be put to death.

The dog also will be tested in an attempt to help determine what touched off the violence.
Green had the dog, named Leon, for about 2 1/2 years, Ottinger said.
Police were dispatched to Green's home about 1:30 p.m. on a report of a dog attacking a woman. The attack was still happening when Upper Macungie officers arrived, township police Chief Edgardo Colon said.
Officers approached and secured the dog, he said. Paramedics treated the woman before she was taken to the hospital.

The case remains under investigation by Upper Macungie police, the Lehigh County coroner's office and the dog warden.

http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-upper-macungie-dog-attack-20170427-story.html

2017 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 9  (4 children - 5 adults)

PIT BULL - 5
PIT BULL/BOXER MIX - 1
GERMAN SHEPHERD - 1
MASTIFF/GREAT DANE MIX - 1
2 ENGLISH MASTIFFS - 1 

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1)  1-17 LOGAN BRAATZ - 6 - ATLANTA GA - The boy was walking to his school bus stop with other children and some adults when 2 loose pit bull dogs began attacking them - It was reported that Logan was eviscerated, his friend Syrai Sanders was scalped and another child was injured - Although neighbors came running with sticks, knives and whatever they could find, the attack was deadly and swift and the dogs continued to circle and attempt to attack - The dog owner said his dogs had a fence but "SOMEHOW" got out.

2) 1-17 SKYLAR DEAN JULIUS - 2-MONTHS-OLD - SAN MARCOS TX - The father was caring for the infant girl while the mother was at work - He fell asleep for around 20 minutes and when he woke up the baby had been mauled by the family German Shepherd they had had for over 8 years and it was reported that the dog "had never shown aggression before".

3) 2-13 LOUISE HERMIDA - 75 - QUEENS NY - The elderly woman was mauled by her large dog that had been adopted almost 6 years ago. The breed is said to be a Mastiff or a Mastiff/Great Dane mix.  Neighbors say as many as 10 dogs lived at the apartment.  Her 39-year-old son, who has autism, attempted to put the dog in its cage and he was bitten on the leg. 

4) 2-16 UNIDENTIFIED 5-YEAR-OLD BOY - CLARKSVILLE TN - Emergency personnel were called at 8:20am on a Thursday morning to a report that the Family's two English Mastiffs reported to be about 6-months-old had mauled the child. The boy died from extensive injuries.

5) 2-28 VALENTIN HERRERA - 76 -  LINCOLN HEIGHTS CA - He was mauled by 2 pit bulls on February 2 while walking his small dog Dodger - Dodger was killed - He was knocked down during the attack and could have further received head injuries .......

6) 3-23 JASE PATRICK FOHS -  8-MONTHS - LUSBY CALVERT COUNTY MD - The family pit bull latched on to the child and was still attacking when officers arrived only minutes after the call - An officer had to shoot the dog to stop its mauling but the baby died.

7) 4-6  CECILLE SHORT - 82 -  AND HER LITTLE DOG - OKLAHOMA CITY OK - Cecille was taking her pet dog for a walk when they were attacked by 2 large pit bulls - A passerby in a car saw the attack and called 911 - Police arrived and shot one and hit the other with their vehicle because they could not get out of their vehicle but it was too late for the victims!!!  Witnesses describe the elderly woman as being almost decapitated.

8) 4-26  MAURICE BROWN - 60 - DAYTON OH - Neighbor's heard screaming and crying for help after 4am and dogs barking and began calling 911 - Police arrived and had to shoot a pit bull that apparently broke free from a chain in a backyard and attacked the man - 4 dogs were taken from the property.

9) 4-27 LISA GREEN - 32 - UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP PA - Neighbors heard the woman being attacked by her 3 1/2-year-old male pit bull/boxer mix on the rear deck of her home - They offered the dog ham and it didn't stop the attack - They hit it with a stick and it crunched the stick - Then an off-duty police chief  who lived nearby was called and he shot the dog in its leg and that finally stopped the attack but the woman had suffered great blood loss and was pronounced dead at the hospital - It was reported that she had had the dog for 2 1/2 years - Neighbors reported that the dog was biting on her neck. 


NON-BITE DOG RELATED DEATH

3-18 JOHN BRUNO - 5 - WARRINGTON TWP PA - John was playing in the snow on Wednesday, March 15, when his family looked out and saw him down on the ground with the family dog tugging at his scarf around his neck - He was unresponsive and first responders gave him CPR and he was rushed to a hospital - He died on Saturday, March 18 - Investigators report that he suffered ligature strangulation from the  HOUND MIX  pulling on his scarf.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

GROESBECK, LIMESTONE COUNTY TX - A 6-MONTH-OLD BABY WAS ATTACKED IN THE FACE BY A PIT BULL AND WAS FLOWN TO SCOTT AND WHITE IN TEMPLE

A 6-month-old is recovering in the hospital from a dog bite. 
According to the Limestone Sheriff's Office, the child was bit in the face by a PIT BULL
The call came into the sheriff's office at 1:48 p.m. 
The child was taken to the Limestone Medical Center in Groesbeck and then flown to Scott and White in Temple. 

CLEVELAND OH - MORE PIT BULL DRAMA IN CLEVELAND AS ANOTHER PIT OWNER IS ATTACKED BY HIS PIT




A Cleveland man is in serious condition after he was attacked by his own dog Tuesday night. 
Officers were called about 8 p.m. to a home in the 5100 block of Hamm Avenue after a man was attacked by his pit bull, according to a Cleveland police news release. 
When police arrived on the scene, the wife of the man who was being attacked, Ethel Taylor, had blood splattered across her shirt.
She told police that the dog "attacked my husband and you need to kill that dog."
Taylor said she went to take a bath when she heard dogs barking in front of her house. She followed the noise to discover that her husband, Cedric Gardner, was being attacked by their  PIT BULL.
Gardner told his wife to grab the gun but she couldn't find it.  Taylor went to the kitchen and found the biggest knife she could find and started to stab the dog repeatedly, according to a news release.  Taylor pulled out her taser after stabbing the dog didn't work.
The dog let go of Gardner and retreated to the back of a pickup truck that was parked on the street.
Taylor and Gardner were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center. Gardner suffered a puncture wound above his left nipple and also had bites on his arms and legs. Taylor had bites on her right lower leg and fingers.
Cleveland Animal Control confiscated the dog to be euthanized.
In a separate incident, two men were also attacked by a dog at 8:27 p.m. Tuesday.
The victims were a 79-year-old man and a 30-year-old man.
Cleveland Animal Control responded to 7102 Linwood Avenue and confiscated the dog.
The victims were taken to University Hospitals for treatment.

DAYTON OH - MULTIPLE PIT BULL ATTACKS IN THE CITY THIS WEEK HAVE LEFT 5 PEOPLE INJURED INCLUDING A MAN MAULED TO DEATH

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Dayton reports show the first dog attack was reported on April 23. 
Officers were dispatched to the 2800 block of North Main Street for an animal complaint. The homeowner told officers her daughter was bitten by a  PIT BULL MIX  dog. 
The victim was transported to Grandview Medical Center for treatment. 
“(The homeowner) stated she wanted the animal taken away due to this not being the first time to have happened,” wrote Dayton Police Officer Justin Ellis. 
Police contacted animal resources and requested the agency pick up the dog which was locked in a room. 
Fatal attack
Two days later, city officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Middle Street in response for a report about a man yelling for help and dogs barking around 5:15 a.m. on April 25. 
When officers arrived, a  PIT BULL  was attacking 60-year-old Maurice Brown, according to police. 
The dog mauled Brown to death. Officers shot and killed the dog, according to police. five
Terra
Less than 24 hours after Brown was killed, officers were dispatched to 1414 Leo St. around 5:13 p.m. for an animal complaint. 
The victim told officers he was walking in the alley next to 1418 Lamar St. When he reached the front yard of the house a brown  PIT BULL  with a white chest started barking at him. A few seconds later the pit bull jumped over the fence and attacked him before jumping back into the yard.
The victim had bite injuries on his left upper thigh and lower right leg.
Medics transported the victim to Grandview Medical Center were he received stitches in his lower right leg.
The unnamed victim told police the dog grabbed him, shook its head a few times, causing him to fall on his knees. The dog also scratched his back. 
Officers later responded to the 1400 block of  Lamar Street to contact the dog’s owner. 
A man at the home told officers the dog that attacked the victim is Terra— a 2-year-old who recently had puppies. 
The man at the home told officers he didn’t own Terra, but he allowed her in the front yard while he did yard work. He typically allows the dogs in the back yard where there is a privacy fence.
Officers told Hamilton the dog had to be quarantined for 10 days.
Coco
Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of  East Third Street for an animal complaint.
The victim told police that around 5:30 p.m. he was in a back yard located in the 2800 block of East Third Street pulling weeds from the fence line. He was outside the fence near the alley when  two dogs  he recognized approached him. 
“The dogs he stated began to ‘rile each other up’ by barking at him until the brown and white dog bit him on the left leg above the ankle.”
Police later identified the brown and white dog as Coco. The other dog was identified as Bella . 
After biting the victim, the dogs left the area. 
Police reported the victim had a small laceration above his left ankle. 
The victim reported he planned to go to the hospital. 
Officers drove to the address where the dogs live and spoke with the owner Alexander Elizarars. The owner told police the dogs recently escaped from the back yard, but had since been secured and the fence had been fixed. 
Police told Elizarars to quarantine Coco for 10 days until an Animal Resource Center advocate could respond to the scene. 
Bella
Dayton police were dispatched to the 2800 bock of East Third Street at 6:05 p.m. for an animal complaint. 
The victim told police she was attacked by a dark brown PIT BULL in the alley behind her home. She said the dog and another lighter brown pit bull escaped from their yard and were running lose in the alley. 
“She state that the dark brown dog bit her one time above her left ankle,” Dayton Police Officer Scottie Fero wrote. “I observed two puncture wound above her left ankle.”
Officers went to Elizararas’s home again. 
The owner said the dark brown pit bull, Bella, is between ages 4 and 5 and weighs about 50 pounds. 
Officers told Elizararas Bella, in addition to Coco, would also be under quarantine. 

WAYNESBORO VA - A 3-YEAR-OLD GIRL SUFFERED FACE AND ARM INJURIES WHEN SHE GOT TOO CLOSE TO A CHAINED PIT BULL!

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A 3-year-old Waynesboro girl was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after being attacked by a PIT BULL, according to authorities. 

Police said the girl wandered into a yard in the 200 block of Elkin Circle shortly after 2:30 p.m. when the dog, which was tethered, pounced on her.  Authorities said the girl suffered injuries to her arm and face. She was taken to Augusta Health in Fishersville, based on scanner traffic.

The dog has since been quarantined at the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center, which is routine procedure, according to Capt. Kelly Walker of the Waynesboro Police Department.

"Any dog bite requires a quarantine," he said  .No charges have been filed in connection with the incident, Walker said, but the investigation is ongoing.

http://www.newsleader.com/story/news/local/2017/04/26/waynesboro-girl-injured-pit-bull-attack/306882001/?from=global&sessionKey&autologin


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

MATTITUCK, LONG ISLAND NY - KAREN ALLAR LOST HER HUSBAND AND HER DAUGHTER SO SHE ADOPTED SWEET LITTLE "MUFFIN" FROM A SHELTER TO HELP HER COPE ... THEN 2 PIT BULLS CAME INTO HER YARD HUNTING FOR SOMETHING TO KILL!!!

An East End woman says her dog was attacked and killed by her neighbor's  TWO PIT BULLS  on her front lawn.
Karen Allar, of Mattituck, tells News 12 that she was outside with her grandson and her dog Muffin Sunday morning when two pit bulls that live in a home up the block came running down the street.
"They were face to face with me, growling, ready to attack," says Allar. "I don't want to be graphic about it, but I was covered in her blood."
The incident was caught on the family's home security camera, which shows the two dogs circling Muffin. Veterinarians say the dog died quickly in the attack.
Neighbors say the dogs have been a nuisance in the community. The town says it received nine calls of complaints over the past year, including excessive barking, running freely in the streets and altercations with dogs on leashes.
Police did not issue summonses because they say the owner had been making attempts to keep the dogs on his property.
"The owner had actually bought a shock collar for the dogs and they still disregarded it. [On] another occasion, he had built a new pen, but they found a way to get out of the pen and into the neighborhood," says Chief Martin Flatley, of the Southold Town Police.
The owner of the pit bulls, Jorge Torrento, did not answer the door when News 12 visited Tuesday. He is facing charges under the dangerous dog provisions of the state's Agriculture and Markets Law.
The dogs are now at the town animal shelter after Torrento turned over ownership to them. It was not immediately clear if they would be euthanized.
Allar says she got Muffin several years ago from a shelter following the death of her husband, which had followed the death of her daughter the year before.
"She didn't deserve to die like that. She was so loving," says Allar. "She rescued me. Now she's gone."

MARSHALLTOWN IA - JUDY MASCHMANN, 49, WAS AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE WHEN SHE REACHED DOWN NEAR A PIT BULL TO PICK UP HER CELL PHONE ... THE PIT WENT PIT AND RIPPED OFF HER ENTIRE NOSE!!!

A Marshalltown woman is recovering from a "horrific" dog attack that left her maimed and disfigured.
Police say on March 8th, Judy Maschmann, 49, was attacked by her friend’s PIT BULL, Lucky. She was at the friend's Marshalltown residence and reached down near the dog to pick up her cell phone.
That’s when the dog attacked and ripped Maschmann's nose completely off her face.
She was taken to the hospital and then life-flighted to the Iowa City Trauma Center, where surgeons were able to reattach her nose.
“Our hearts go out to the woman and it was very, very unfortunate, and thankfully the dog was since seized and is not going to be able to cause any more harm,” said Marshalltown Police Chief Michael Tupper.
The dog's owner, 24-year-old Scott Slocum did not give Lucky up willingly. Slocum, whose criminal history includes serving time for domestic abuse, assault, and drug possession, was cited for not turning over the dog. He would not talk to Channel 13 crews who knocked on his door.
Although Marshalltown does not have breed-specific laws, the attack was severe enough to have Lucky put down later in March.
Chief Tupper doesn't believe that breed was the contributing factor for why the attack happened.
“I don't know that it's fair to label a specific breed as being a problem," he said. "I think any large dog needs to be properly trained and taken care of, and certainly owners have to be responsible in caring for their pets and making sure their pets are safe and trained appropriately.”
Maschmann sent information about the attack to local news stations, and when Channel 13 reached out seeking an interview Maschmann replied with an email. The message said she is “lucky to be alive,” and with two surgeries to go she hopes to have minimal scarring for her daughter’s wedding in September.

CLEVELAND OH - A MAN IS IN SERIOUS CONDITION AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY HIS OWN PIT BULL ... HIS WIFE WAS FORCED TO STAB THE MEAT GRINDER OFF HIM

UPDATE:  http://www.cleveland19.com/story/35258037/2-pit-bulls-attack-their-owners-in-cleveland-the-same-day

CLEVELAND, Ohio - A man was seriously injured Tuesday evening after he was attacked by his own dog, police said.
The attack happened around 8 p.m. on Hamm Avenue, between East 49th and East 52nd streets in the city's Broadway-Slavic Village neighborhood, Cleveland police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said. It was not immediately clear why the dog - a PIT BULL - attacked its owner.
The victim was taken to MetroHealth in serious condition, Ciaccia said. His current condition is unknown.
The victim's wife stabbed the dog to try and stop the attack. The injured dog was taken off of the victim's property by the Cleveland police dog warden, Ciaccia said.
This post will be updated if more details about the pit bull attack become available Tuesday night.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/04/man_seriously_injured_in_attac.html