Saturday, December 10, 2016

SHERWOOD AR - A FAMILY CAME HOME TO FIND 3 LARGE DOGS HAD INVADED THEIR HOME THROUGH A DOGGY DOOR ... ALL 3 OF THEIR PET DOGS WERE FOUND FATALLY MAULED!!!



These three dogs killed my dogs. Brutally killed one of them inside my house. All three pitbulls were in my house when my son came home from school and walked in on them. They had come through the neighbors fence and through our doggy door. 
Once chased him back out of the house.... He saw bear bleeding and they had him surrounded. Will called my son in law Michael to help. The dogs were still inside the house. They had to lock one in a bedroom to try and get ahold of bear to help him. He called me and I was about 5 mins from the house. I walked in and the dogs were still in my back yard. One of them was let out the front door because he was being so aggressive. Scuffy was blind and at least 11 yrs plus and Gizzy was a little senior dog too. There is no way that these two pushed into their fence. And the fact is they were in my house! Bear was rushed to the vet where he passed. He was mauled to death. Scruffy was not recognizable, her face was gone. Gizzy appeared to be killed quickly. You cannot own dogs like this and be irresponsible. They knew the dogs could jump the fence, they had electric wire around the top. With the breed a wood picket fence is not enough


A shocking pit bull attack inside a Sherwood home leaves three dogs dead and animal control looking for answers.
According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, the animals died after they were viciously attacked inside of a home.
Police say TWO PIT BULLS AND A ??GERMAN SHEPHERD??  broke into the home through a doggy door, that's when they went after the three other dogs inside.
The homeowner says she, along with her son, came home to the horrific scene on Friday. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office says there was so much blood on the walls, furniture, and floor, that the home looked like a homicide scene.
The homeowner is heartbroken and says the animals that killed her dogs belonged to her next door neighbors. She now wants them to be held accountable.
“All of them are dead. Bear died, he lost too much blood. They said his lungs were punctured and the little one didn’t have any marks on him, so they probably grabbed him and shook him and broke his neck. And scruffy the old dog, she was blind and couldn't see so well, she was mutilated,” said Tamberly McIntire.
Animal control removed one pit bull and the German Shepherd from McIntire’s neighbor’s home. The other pit bull in Friday’s incident is still on the loose.
Animal control plans to keep the animals they removed in order to determine if they are vicious and a threat to the neighborhood.
In the meantime, McIntire’s neighbor’s say they believe the dogs that were attacked originally came into their yard through a broken fence and their animals were trying to defend themselves, but they do offer their condolences to the McIntire family.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office says this is the second dog attack in that area in the last two months.
http://katv.com/news/local/dogs-killed-by-pitbulls

Friday, December 9, 2016

CHESTER, DELAWARE COUNTY PA - 2 HUGE CANE CORSOS "SOMEHOW" GOT OUT AND MAULED A MAN AND THEN CHARGED AT AN OFFICER WHO SHOT AT THEM BOTH

Tattered clothes line street in Chester where man was attacked by two huge dogs early Friday. The rocks were used to try to fend off the two massive dogs, which critically injured the man and then attacked a city police officer. One dog was fatally shot by police, the other wounded.

A police officer was bitten when he came to the aid of a city man who was being dragged during a vicious attack by a pair of human-size  CANE CORSO DOGS  early Friday, officials said.
The officer suffered a hand wound while the resident suffered what a police report described as severe trauma, requiring emergency surgery. The attack reportedly was so vicious the dogs stripped the civilian of all his clothing.
The incident occurred in the 1000 block of West Second Street and remains under investigation, police Chief James Nolan IV said Friday afternoon.
A police report states that officers were dispatched shortly after 1 a.m. after information was received that two dogs were dragging a woman down the street. The victim was later determined to be a 28-year-old city man.
According to the report, the first officer on the scene saw two large dogs attacking a naked man. The officer activated his emergency lights and siren in an attempt to scare off the canines – reportedly between 150-200 pounds each.
“This had no effect on the animals,” the report states.
The officer then exited his vehicle and shouted at the dogs, again trying to scare them off. The dogs released the man and started to charge at the officer, who then fired two shots, striking each dog once.
“One dog immediately fell over dead, while the other ran off,” the report states.
According to the report, one of the dogs bit the officer in his left hand.
The man who was initially being attacked by the dogs had a massive wound to his lower right leg and another severe bite to his upper right arm, as well as other bites around his body, bruises to his ribs and abrasions.
“While being attacked, the dogs stripped of all his clothing,” the report states.
The man was transferred to Crozer-Chester Medical Center where he underwent immediate surgery. His condition was not immediately available.
The officer was treated at Crozer and released.
The wounded dog was located at the owner’s house.
The owner of the dogs had no papers or vaccination records for either of the dogs, the report states.
According to the report, the owner said his dogs are kept in the backyard of his home in the 200 block of Lloyd Street, which is enclosed by a 6-foot-high fence. Additionally, he said the dogs are kept in kennels and secured with chains.
The dead dog was collected by city highway workers and brought to the city garage pending rabies testing.
With no current animal control program in the city, an independent animal control officer said he was contacted by the city’s Board of Health and asked to intervene. He said he delivered a specimen for rabies testing to a facility in Exton Friday afternoon.
Under state dog law, the wounded dog is required to be quarantined for 10 days or euthanized and tested for rabies. Because he is not the city’s official animal control officer, he said he was not aware of the status of the other dog.
Check back for updates on this developing story.



WISCASSET ME - 2 PIT BULLS "SOMEHOW" ESCAPED THEIR FENCE HELL BENT ON KILLING THE FIRST LIVE THING THEY SAW - A SMALL DOG OUTSIDE AN APARTMENT WITH ITS OWNER!!!


A PAIR OF PIT BULLS  mauled a dog and a woman on Ward Brook Road in Wiscasset late Wednesday afternoon, according to Wiscasset Police.
Police said the people who owned the pit bulls failed to properly lock the gate to the outdoor pen the dogs were in during a party Wednesday night. The dogs escaped the pen, crossed the street, and began attacking a dog that was on the front lawn of an apartment with its owner.
Police said the dog suffered wounds to the neck. A woman who stepped into help, who was the next-door neighbor of the attacked dog, suffered wounds to her arms.
Robin Standring, the owner of the pit bulls, said she had never seen her dogs act that way.
“I heard some screaming and I looked out my window and I was like, ‘oh my God, that’s my dogs," said Standring. “They’ve always been great with people. They play outside all summer. I’ve never had a problem with my dogs.”
Police said the dog that was attacked was taken to the veterinarian. The woman who suffered the injuries was taken to the hospital.
Neighbors said the pit bulls have left the property before, but Standring said that is not true. Neighbors who wished to remain anonymous said they are nervous for the children who also live in the cul-de-sac. 
Police said it is critical for people to be responsible pet owners, no matter the breed.
“Pit bulls could be good family dogs. It’s all how you raise them. Just because it’s a pit bull doesn’t mean it’s vicious, but in this case, it turned out that was the case," said Wiscasset Police Chief Jeffrey Lange. “This is, from my point of view, an unprovoked attack on another dog, but God forbid, what if this was an attack on a small child? So we’d like to get that prevented and be proactive.”
Standring said she tried to apologize to the owner of the dog and the woman who was hurt. She said she has also offered to pay the veterinary bill.
“I’m sorry that it happened. It was a mistake. I hope everybody is okay," said Standring.
The animal control officer is still investigating and has not yet issued a summons to Standring or anyone else from her house. The two pit bulls are under a required ten-day quarantine in the owner’s home.
Maine law states that an owner who allows their dog off leash off of their property can be charged with a civil penalty.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

SAN DIEGO CA - AN ADOPTED PIT BULL KILLED A 5-POUND YORKIE "JACK" WITHIN HOURS OF BEING BROUGHT INTO THE HOME

Pit bull adopted from county shelter kills woman's 5-pound Yorkie

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The 5-pound Yorkie named Jack had almost no chance. Hours after the County of San Diego adopted out a  PIT BULL  named Lyla, the new dog in the house grabbed Jack by the throat and shook him violently. The terrier died.
That was in August. Now Jack’s owner is learning more about the adoption, filing records requests and criticizing the Department of Animal Services for allowing her former roommates to bring the pit bull home in the first place. Even before the adoption, a note in the dog’s file said 2-year-old Lyla was “not good with small dogs.”
“The pit bull crushed my dog in her mouth, and would not let go for several seconds,” said Tracy Davis, the deceased animal’s owner. “Jack was one of the smallest dogs that exist and it was inappropriate to be unconcerned about matching that dog with my dog.”
County officials said the incident was unfortunate. Spokesman Michael Workman reviewed the case file and said the animals were introduced at the Gaines Street shelter before the adoption was allowed to proceed.
“Many adopters have other dogs in the home,” he said. “So a dog-to-dog interaction is required. The dog-to-dog (meeting) in this case went well and the adopter and the roommate made the decision.”
Davis, who works as a hydrologist for the federal government, disputed Workman’s assertion that she was part of the adoption application.
She said she did not attend any pre-adoption meeting between the dogs and never gave the adopters permission to bring Jack to the shelter to meet Lyla.
“I was not involved in the adoption process,” she said. “I am the owner of the Yorkie and I did not and would not authorize a dog-to-dog interaction with an adult pit bull with a history of hurting small dogs.”
Jack was 7 years old when he died, had no teeth and was defenseless against a much larger dog, Davis said.
The Yorkshire terrier had been in Davis’s family his entire life; Davis said she took the dog almost everywhere she went and even maintained an Instragram account to chronicle his travels.
Lyla was first relinquished to the shelter in August, when its previous owner reported that he was unable to keep the pit bull. County notes indicate the previous owner could only have a service dog because he was in the military.
After the attack on Jack, Lyla was returned to the shelter by its adopters. Records show the dog was listed as no longer eligible for adoption and placed on what’s called a “last resort hold,” meaning the relinquisher had a chance to take the animal back before euthanasia.
“Volunteer notes on the back of this dog’s kennel read, ‘Do not walk out front or around other dogs — very dog aggressive — nice with people in play area though’,” the file notes state.
By the first week of September, Lyla was adopted out again, records show, although the adopters are not identified in the county records.
Davis said her former roommates reclaimed Lyla a few weeks after the attack, when it became clear the county would put the pit bull down. She had moved out of the Clairemont home they shared.
Workman said dogs that appear aggressive in shelters are often still good candidates for adoption, and the county strives to place dogs with permanent homes before they are killed.
“It is not unusual for dogs in shelters to be dog aggressive,” he said. “This dog is people friendly. Without doubt this is a difficult case. It could go either way. Had we put the dog down, would someone have said she just needed the right circumstance? Without doubt.”
Davis said she is now worried for the next dog owner who encounters Lyla.
“The county’s practice of returning dogs to their owners after the dog has killed a person or animal needs to end,” she said.
Davis contacted U-T Watchdog about her experience after the newspaper published a series of reports about problems within the Department of Animal Services.
More than a dozen current and former volunteers said animals were being killed rather than placed for adoption. They also said they were prevented from walking dogs daily and staff too often dismissed volunteers who suggested changes they thought would help the animals.
The county hired a management consultant to review operations, and earlier this year the firm recommended better communication between managers and volunteers. Consultants also suggested the county explore opening shelters on Sundays to increase adoptions, something the county began doing on a temporary basis in October.
The Board of Supervisors will decide next year whether to continue the open-Sunday program after the 90-day pilot period.

SOUTH CAROLINA - A BELOVED PET "CHEWY" WAS FATALLY ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL



Prayers for my dog chewy, he just got attacked by a pitbull and messed him up pretty bad, I love him to death and this damn animal hospital wants an arm and a leg before they'll treat him. 




Khris Shultz  — feeling heartbroken 

Chewy fought hard and was the best dog a man could ever ask for but unfortunately his wounds were to severe and I had to put him down, I miss you so much already chewy.



MANCHESTER CT - 2 TEEN GIRLS CAME HOME FROM SCHOOL AND HEARD THE SMOKE ALARM GOING OFF AND SAW A TOASTER ON FIRE...THEN THE FAMILY PIT ATTACKED THEM CAUSING SERIOUS INJURIES TO ONE GIRL


Two teen girls were involved in a chaotic and frightening situation in Manchester Wednesday, leaving one of them seriously injured.
According to Manchester police, they got a call about a dog attack around 12:30 p.m. The teen girl who called said a  PIT BULL  was actively attacking another person.
As police arrived, they learned that the smoke alarm in the house was going off, and the officer saw heavy smoke inside. The victims, two 14-year-old girls, later said they came home from school to find the smoke alarm going off, and that the dog was agitated and running around.
When the officer arrived at the scene he also heard a female voice screaming for help.
The officer entered the house and found one of the girls sitting on the kitchen counter and screaming as the dog attacked her friend in the next room. The officer also saw a toaster was on fire, with the flames reaching the kitchen cabinets.
The officer told the first girl to run outside, and then he followed the screaming voice and barking dog. In the next room he found a large pit bull, about 100 pounds he estimates, jumping up against a television stand while the other girl hid behind it.
The officer saw the second girl was bleeding on her arms and stomach and that there was blood on the floor.
The officer tried to call the dog off and distract it, but it kept going back to the girl. On another attempt, the officer caught the dog's attention, and it "ran towards him in an aggressive manner," police said. The officer said he was afraid for his life and the girl's, and he shot the dog, killing it.
The hiding victim was found to have puncture wounds all over her body and she was taken to the hospital for treatment, police said.
According to the girls, when they got home and saw the agitated dog it attacked, biting one of the girls and then attacking the other when she tried to pull it off the first. The dog then dragged the second victim across the floor and bit her several times, all before they were able to call 911.
The fire department responded to help the officers put out the kitchen fire as well.
Police called the attack "serious."

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

WILMINGTON DE - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A TEENAGE BOY AROUND 6:30 PM TONIGHT



 - Relatives fought back tears as they described the Pit Bull attack on the 13-year-old boy that happened around 6:30 Wednesday night at 27th and Washington.
The boy's sister asked us not to identify her. She says her brother was bitten repeatedly as he struggled and his brother tried to get the dog off him. Police and medics responded and took the victim to the hospital with multiple bites to his body.
Family members said they heard the 8th grader screaming and came out to see the dog's teeth locked onto the child's legs. They say police tased the dog at first and then fired two shots killing the PIT BULL.

Delaware state animal welfare experts arrived on the scene. They are investigating exactly where the dog came from and who owned it although witnesses told them the dog was roaming the neighborhood just before the attack.
"I just want my brother to be okay," his sister told FOX 29.
Police and investigators say they are not sure exactly what sparked the attack by the Pit Bull. The 13-year-old remains hospitalized.

http://www.fox29.com/news/222314527-story

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

CORPUS CHRISTI TX - 2 OFFICERS WERE ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL AFTER THEY WERE CALLED TO A FAMILY DISTURBANCE



Two Corpus Christi police officers are recovering in the hospital after a  PIT BULL  attacked them.
The incident happened 2:00 pm Tuesday afternoon in the 1600 block of Sandalwood, at a home behind the Lowe's home improvement store on Airline Road.
According to police, two officers were called out to a  family disturbance. While they were trying to diffuse the situation, someone accidentally left the front door open, and the family's dog came running out.
Investigators said the dog bit both of the officers, while the other officer tried to tase the animal.
Police officers shot the dog twice, killing the animal.