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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

MODESTO CA - MARIA FERNANDEZ, 77, WAS ATTACKED AND HER ONLY SON, 54, WAS KILLED BY 4 PIT BULLS IN THEIR OWN BACK YARD - HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN?



Family of Maria Fernandez said they still can't believe how she and her son could be attacked by four pit bulls.
"I can't imagine it. I could see it, could not believe it," Fernandez's sister Guadalupe Vela said.
Vela said she recently arrived from Texas and visited her sister Tuesday. She said Fernandez suffered numerous injuries from the vicious attack.
"She's got her legs and hands all bitten from the dogs," Vela explained.
Stanislaus County sheriff's investigators said 77-year-old Fernandez and her son Juan Fernandez, 54, were attacked in their back yard last week by the pit bulls. Vela said Maria Fernandez managed to get inside her house after being attacked, but Juan Fernandez wasn't able to escape and bled to death.
"She knew that all those dogs would not leave her alone," Vela said.
VELA SAID HER SISTER'S WRISTS, LEGS AND TOES ARE BROKEN, but she is slowly recovering and was transferred out of ICU at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto.
"The good thing is my sister is ok," Vela said.
Stanislaus County sheriff's detectives said the investigation into the incident continues and no charges have been filed against the dogs owners.
Vela said her sister is now alone after losing her son and doesn't have the money to bury him.
"We are trying to make a car wash, whatever we can get," Vela said. "It's real expensive."

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WINCHESTER MA - A NEIGHBOR'S BULLMASTIFF RAN LOOSE AND KILLED A TINY BELOVED COCKAPOO


A Winchester family is demanding action after an unleashed Bullmastiff killed their four-month old Cockapoo puppy while they were walking on the street.
The owner of the Bullmastiff has yet to turn the dog over to town officials and neighbors are worried it could attack again.
Dafna Leonard describes the moment her puppy Chase was killed on Sunday. “The dog lunged at him and grabbed him with his jaws and wrestled him to the ground,” Leonard says. “From there it was horrible, he slammed him on the ground, multiple times and shook him and was biting him.”
Dafna’s husband, Brian Leonard, took a picture of the attacking dog on Monday, a day after Chase was killed. The dog was unleashed.
“It was our dog, I’m shaken up, I was so sad to lose him,” Brian Leonard said. “But the first thing that came to my mind was what if it was one of my girls.”
The house where the dog lives is owned by Robert Duzan. WBZ could not get onto the property on Tuesday because of all of the junk and phone calls were fruitless.
Other neighbors say there are also two Rottweilers in the house. Two years ago, one of the Rottweilers cornered Katrin Winterer.
“It stood there menacing and started to circle me in the street,” Winterer said.
Then a few days later, Winterer’s partner was walking their dog by Duzan’s home and the Rottweiler attacked.
“I tried to pick up my dog,” John Grausam said. “But he got him by the left thigh.”
The town of Winchester has been involved with Robert Duzan extensively. The Board of Health has tried to get him to clean up his property and on Tuesday the Animal Control officer tried to gain access to his house was not able to.
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On Tuesday, Winchester police said they had determined that other people in Winchester had complained about the dog that allegedly attacked Chase. Police had also previously received complaints about the same dog when it lived in Woburn, Winchester police said in a statement. The dog was determined to be a BULLMASTIFF, a large, powerful dog that is normally considered obedient and an “ideal family companion,” according to the website of the American Kennel Club.
But that’s not what the Leonards encountered. Brian Leonard said the bullmastiff shook Chase even after the puppy stopped whimpering.
“It was gory,” he said.
A Winchester police spokesman said a dog owner cannot be arrested when his or her dog attacks another dog. However, he said, when police notified the owner of the Bullmastiff to turn the dog over for a mandatory 10-day quarantine period, the owner failed to do so.
Winchester police said they were considering their legal options.
“We hope that all parties involve will cooperate with police and allow the investigation to run its course,” Police Chief Kenneth C. Albertelli said in a statement. “Our only concern is for the safety of all human and animal residents of Winchester.”
On Tuesday, Leonard said he saw two unleashed larger dogs on the property from which the dog that attacked Chase ran. He said he is now concerned with the safety of his wife and two daughters, 8 and 10, who are all “devastated” by the loss of their puppy.
Katrin Winterer, a Winchester resident, said her dog was violently attacked three years ago by another dog in the same neighborhood.
The dogs “basically have the neighborhood pretty scared and terrified, people don’t feel safe,” Winterer said. “We are as concerned for our children as we are for our animals.”

PORTLAND OR - THE RESCUED PIT THAT ATTACKED AND KILLED A POMERANIAN ON A STREET CAR IN SEPTEMBER HAS BEEN PUT DOWN

UPDATE:  The pit bull that attacked and killed a Pomeranian on a Portland Streetcar in September has been euthanized.
Baby Girl, also known as Purdy, was put to death by staff at the Multnomah County Animal Shelter.
The dog was killed because officials had determined she "was a threat to the community," according to Jessica Morkert, a spokeswoman for Animal Control.
Morkert said that other factors in the decision to put the dog down were that an animal shelter in Colorado withdrew an offer to take the dog back from Multnomah County and that the the previous owner relinquished her ownership.
Here is the statement the county released on Tuesday:

"After evaluating all of the facts of the case, we found that the pit bull involved in the Portland streetcar attack posed a danger to the community. Since the previous owner in Colorado relinquished her rights to ownership and the Longmont Humane Society in Colorado withdrew it's offer to take the pit bull back, the decision was made to euthanize the animal. The pit bull was euthanized on October 14th."

The attack took place on a streetcar on the evening of Sept. 24 when a young woman led Baby Girl onto a streetcar at Northwest 13th Avenue and Lovejoy Street. According to witnesses, the pit bull almost immediately attacked a black Pomeranian that was already on the streetcar. The Pomeranian suffered serious injuries and later died.
The pit bull was taken into custody and kept at the Multnomah County Animal Shelter and appeared for a time that she might be returned to a previous owner in Colorado. But eventually, the previous owner relinquished her rights to the dog.
The attack involving Baby Girl was one of three involving pit bulls in the Portland area. A Southeast Portland woman was attacked and seriously injured by a pit bull on Oct. 2 and two pit bulls attacked and killed a pug in Troutdale on Oct. 10. 




The PIT BULL that attacked a Pomeranian in September  had past problems getting along with other dogs, according to records obtained Thursday by The Oregonian.

The pit bull's fate remains up in the air as new details of the Sept. 24 confrontation emerge. It lunged at the tiny dog, latched onto the 13-year-old Pomeranian's head and shook it as commuters watched in horror.

Multnomah County Animal Services has completed its report on the encounter and released it to the newspaper after a public records request.  The report lists the owner as Erica Montoya of Westminster CO,  and says that she reported the pit bull known as Baby Girl or Purdy missing from her home this past June after adopting it from the Longmont Humane Society in August 2012.

Longmont officials told Montoya before adopting the dog that it "wasn't always good with other dogs" but "got along great with kids and people and was even fine with cats," the report says.

A person who adopted the dog before Montoya returned the dog to the Longmont shelter for an unknown reason after a month. Longmont Humane Society officials said when the dog was put in play groups with other dogs, "sometimes Baby Girl would be OK and other times, not so much," the county report says.

IT'S STILL NOT CLEAR HOW THE PIT BULL WOUND UP IN PORTLAND, BUT IT WAS IN THE POSSESSION OF A 16-YEAR-OLD HOMELESS GIRL WHO BROUGHT THE LEASHED DOG ONTO THE STREETCAR IN NORTHWEST PORTLAND.

Montoya told Multnomah County officials that she never had any trouble with the dog after she brought it home from Longmont. The dog went missing after she left the dog with friends when she moved to a new home in Westminster in June.  Montoya told county officials that she wanted her dog back "but wasn't sure she could afford to get the dog home," the report says.

Montoya's mother, Michelle Orozco, lives in Southeast Portland and said she learned only Thursday that her daughter's missing dog is here. She hadn't seen news reports of the fatal attack, she said.

It "may not be wise" for her daughter to care for the dog back in Colorado because of her limited income and limited space for the dog to be happy and healthy.  In a text message Thursday afternoon, Orozco said her daughter is going to decide "within 24 hours on whether or not she can give Baby a loving and safe home. Otherwise we may to find a pit bull rescue group to come and get her."

OROZCO CAN'T TAKE THE DOG HERSELF BECAUSE HER OWN PIT BULL DOESN'T DO WELL WITH OTHER DOGS, SHE SAID.

"They are not automatically aggressive dogs,'' Orozco said. "Something traumatic may have happened" to her daughter's dog while it was missing.

The 36-page county Animal Services report contains additional details on the attack and subsequent investigation:
-- The teenage girl was with a homeless man, 47-year-old Leroy Parsons, when they were contacted by a Portland police officer working a bicycle patrol before the streetcar attack. The girl and Parsons told the officer that the pit bull they called Purdy was theirs. The officer issued Parsons and the girl a Multnomah County dog license and ID tag.
-- The county investigator concludes that the pit bull "should not be returned to" the 16-year-old girl or Leroy Parsons "under any circumstances." The investigator also notes that she feels the county has no "legal reason to keep the dog here" in Multnomah County.
For now, the pit bull remains at the county animal shelter. Animal Services Director Mike Oswald has found that it falls in the category spelled out in the county ordinance as a "potentially dangerous dog" as one that "kills or causes the death of any domestic animal."
Restrictions include requiring the dog to wear a muzzle and be kept in a secure enclosure.
"We are in conversation with the owner in Colorado," Oswald said. "Our next step depends on what the owner decides."

According to the Animal Services report, Sarah Clusman, director of operations for the Longmont Humane Society, told Oregon officials her agency could assist in getting the dog back to Colorado if need be.  Meanwhile, Portland police have completed their investigation and found, as the initial officer report noted, that the pit bull attack violated no state laws or city codes.

Both dogs were "contained at the time of the incident and under control of both owners," the report says.

Police, transportation and animal control leaders are working together to develop a plan to prevent a similar attack aboard a streetcar.

They hope to release the results of the collaboration sometime next week.



UPPER DARBY PA - A LOOSE PIT BULL ESCAPED ITS RESIDENCE AND ATTACKED A BELOVED PEKINGESE - THE LITTLE DOG DIED FROM ITS INJURIES AND POLICE SHOT AND KILLED THE PIT

Police had to shoot a  PIT BULL  during a vicious attack on another dog Saturday night in the Bywood section.  Percy, a Pekinese breed belonging to a township woman, died as a result of injuries.
“I’m just broken-hearted about my dog,” Donna Strattus said. “The injuries were too bad. The attack was awful. I witnessed the whole thing. On top of that, I had to witness police shooting the pit bull. I’m a dog lover, but I have a thing against pit bulls. We have too many in this neighborhood.”
Police received a report of a pit bull maiming and biting a small dog at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Bayard and Madeira roads.
“Officer Michael Scott responded and saw a woman trying to pull the pit bull off her dog,” police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. “The pit bull wouldn’t let go. Scott got out of his car and attempted to separate the two dogs, but couldn’t. The pit bull was out of control. For his safety and the safety of others, he shot the dog. He fired one shot and hit the pit bull in the left side.  The dog did not die from the gunshot wound .
According to Chitwood, Animal Control Officer Fred Eckman also responded to the call and told the owner of the black and white female pit bull named Shady he would have to put the dog down. Percy was transported to Keystone Animal Hospital in Havertown for treatment of a bite wound on his head and numerous bites over his body. He later died.
“The pit bull was euthanized this morning,” Chitwood said Monday. “The owner of the dog was not charged because he agreed to put the dog down.”
Strattus was walking her dog on a leash when the pit bull charged and was not on a leash.
“That pit bull came running after my dog,” Strattus said. “I smacked him and I was screaming for help. It was so frustrating. I saw the dog coming towards us without a leash and nobody with the dog. I grabbed my dog and put him on top of a car, but the pit bull jumped up on top of the car and got my dog. He kept going. My dog got under the car and the pit bull kept going after him and pulling him out from under the car. He was shaking him like a rag doll. I’m just devastated. When the officer took out his gun to shoot the pit bull, he told everyone to stand away. I do understand why he had to shoot the pit bull. There were other people there, but nobody helped. I understand why they didn’t.
“I’m just devastated by the whole thing. On Saturday, I didn’t cry. Today, I can’t stop crying. They were going to operate on Percy, but he died before they could do anything.”


VALLE VISTA CA - A 1-YEAR-OLD NEUTERED PIT BULL BROKE LOOSE FROM ITS TETHER AND ATTACKED A WOMAN WALKING

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A pit bull attack seriously hurt a 61-year-old woman in the Hemet-area community of Valle Vista, county animal control officials say.
The mauling happened about 6:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, along the 25500 block of Minorca Street.
The woman was hospitalized for treatment of bites on her head, arms and stomach, a deputy told a Riverside County Department of Animal Services worker.
"She was walking alone when a dog broke loose from its tether, escaped its yard and attacked the woman, according to a witness," Animal Services spokesman John Welsh said in a written statement.
Her name was not released, and her condition was not immediately available.
The dog is a 1-year-old neutered pit bull, according to the statement. The animal's owner gave permission for it to be euthanized, according to the statement.


Monday, October 20, 2014

AMARILLO TX - A LOOSE PIT BULL ATTACKED A MAN THEN LUNGED AT AN OFFICER AND WAS SHOT



A  PIT BULL got out of a yard in the area of 4th and Virginia around 11am this morning. The loose dog then bit a man who was later transported to the hospital. The home owners were not at home during the incident.    

When officers arrived on the scene, the loose pit bull was back in his rightful yard. 

The dog then almost jumped over the fence toward an officer. The officer shot the dog in the face.

The dog is alive and was picked up and transported to Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare.

The Amarillo Police Department's Internal Affairs are investigating the incident.

http://www.newschannel10.com/story/26831572/pit-bull-bites-man-dog-later-shot-by-officer