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Monday, September 1, 2014

PRYING THE PIT OFF A HORSE IN GRANADA



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Xk_NcbBmPY

WILTON CT - ANNE MURRAY, 67, WAS ALMOST KILLED BY HER FAMILY'S PIT BULL IN NOVEMBER 2013 - SHE LOST BOTH HER ARMS - SHE TALKS ABOUT HER EFFORT TO RECLAIM HER LIFE

Murray recalls vicious dog attack
Anne Murray has come through a year from which some people might not have returned.
The sudden death of her husband to a heart attack, followed soon after by the mauling by her NOT QUITE 2-YEAR-OLD AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER - TUXEDO - an attack that claimed the lower half of her right arm, and most of her left arm, along with other injuries to her legs — could have sent a lesser person into a deep, dark place.
Not Murray, 67, who has battled through much of the preliminary physical and emotional healing in an effort to reclaim her life.
Now residing at Aurora Senior Living in Norwalk, Murray was forthright in talking about that fateful day last November on Range Road.
"Generally, the attack is what I'm here for.  It was an unprovoked attack, and it's the nature of the dog.  He sat next to me.  I fed him.  I took him out on the leash.  I'm racking my brain about what I did different that day.  He had food and water.  I don't know what happened.  I don't think he saw a squirrel.  I don't think it was an outside stimulus.  That's what's  so scary about that breed."
It was the start of one of those walks that led to tragedy for both dog and owner.
“Tux took me by the left arm, and dragged me down several sets of tiered steps. Then he grabbed my right arm, and I scooted under a car.  Tux sat next to the car, guarding his prey,”  READ MORE......


SPRINGFIELD OR - THE FAMILY PIT BULL ATTACKED THEIR 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL - THE CHILD WAS AIRLIFTED TO A HOSPITAL IN PORTLAND

A 2-year-old is in critical condition after a pit bull attack Sunday night.
Springfield Police say they responded to the 1100 block of Olympic Street at 5:48 p.m. They say a 2-year-old girl was attacked by the family dog, a large, male pit bull. Deputies say the child’s father was bitten in the face while trying to rescue his daughter.
The child was taken to McKenzie-Willamette Hospital, and then airlifted to Legacy Emmanuel Hospital in Portland.
The names of the victims has not been released.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

GRANITE CITY, MADISON COUNTY IL - THE MOTHER OF A MINOR CHILD HAS FILED A SUIT AGAINST THE OWNER OF A PIT BULL AFTER IT ATTACKED HER 8-YEAR-OLD SON

The mother of a minor boy has filed suit against the owner of a pit bull she claims viciously attacked her eight-year-old son.  Brandon Newcombe, a minor, by his mother and next friend Kristy Ashcraft, filed suit Aug. 22 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Anna Thomason.
According to the complaint, Newcombe was on the defendant’s property at 2665 E. 23rd St. in Granite City on April 10 when her pit bull attacked Newcombe without provocation, according to the complaint.
Due to the incident, Newcombe suffered severe and permanent injuries to his arm, shoulder and stomach and experienced great pain and suffering, the suit states. He also endured permanent scarring and disfigurement, the complaint says.
His mother, Kristy Ashcraft, claims she incurred medical costs due to the attack.
In the complaint, the plaintiffs blame Thomason for Newcombe’s injuries, saying she negligently failed to keep the pit bull in the house while he was playing in her yard, failed to secure the pit bull, failed to supervise the dog and allowed the dog to bite Newcombe.
The plaintiffs seek a judgment of more than $200,000, plus costs. They are being represented by attorney Matthew R. Chapman of Becker, Schroader and Chapman in Granite City.

INVERNESS SCOTLAND - A STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER/AMERICAN BULLDOG MIX ATTACKED ITS OWNER

A 51-year-old man has been taken to Raigmore Hospital with arm injuries after being attacked by his own pet dog

A man, 51,  was taken to hospital in Inverness this afternoon after being attacked by his own dog.
He sustained injuries to both arms during the attack and was taken by ambulance to Raigmore Hospital.

The incident, which happened at about 12pm, took place on the pavement on Sir Walter Scott Drive across the road from the Asda store.

The dog, which is thought to be a Staffordshire bull terrier/American bulldog cross, was put down following the attack.

The busy road was closed for about 30 minutes and the dog was controlled by police dog handlers until the vets arrived.

LONGMONT CO - A PIT BULL OWNER GETS ATTACKED BY HIS SISTER'S PIT BULL THAT LATCHES ONTO HIS FACE - HOW I WISH I HAD A VIDEO OF THIS ONE IN REAL TIME!!!!!



A man released from the hospital after being attacked by a dog in Longmont is hoping the animal gets euthanized. The attack took place on Thursday in the 1000 block of Grant Street. Juan Figueroa said he was at his home on Thursday when he went to take his sister’s PIT BULL from outside and into his kennel.
The dog, a 5-year-old blue nosed pit bull named Dallas, jumped on him.
“I pushed him off, he then just growled at me,” Figueroa said.
Then it attacked, grabbing hold of Figueroa’s jaw with his teeth. The two wrestled to the floor with Figueroa trying to minimize the dog’s movements.
"HE JUST DIDN'T WANT TO LET GO AND I KNEW IF I LET GO OF HIM HE WAS GOING TO TEAR THE BOTTOM OF MY LIP OFF."
Knowing the dog wouldn’t let go, Figueroa cut off the dog’s air supply. A few minutes later the dog released him.
Figueroa now has dozens of stitches on his face and jaw.

PIT NUTTER SPEAK:

*He said his sisters had the animal since it was a puppy and had never shown any signs of aggression to him before.
*“I love the dog. I loved the dog,” he said. “The dog was a good dog.”
*Figueroa is quick to say it’s not a breed problem, as he has been a pit bull owner his entire life.
*“They are really beautiful dogs and can be very loyal,” he said.
*Figueroa said that perhaps because the dog was not neutered he had a moment of aggression.

It’s a moment he hopes never happens again.  “I hope the dog gets put down,” he said.The dog will be in quarantine for 10 days because it has one other case on its record of aggresive behavior. Once the quarantine is over, the family will decide if it will be euthanized.

BUNNELL, FLAGLER COUNTY FL - AFTER 2 YEARS STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FINALLY DROPS CHARGES AGAINST RICHARD MARIER WHO STABBED A PIT BULL THAT HAD ATTACKED HIS PET DOG


       "GOOD DEFENSE FOR KILLING DOG"  LAW

Richard Marier’s attorney said his client had a good defense in his favor.
That’s the name of an actual law in Florida — the “good defense for killing dog” law — which gives a pet or livestock owner the legal right to use force against an aggressive dog.
Marier, a former member of the Flagler County School Board, has maintained since his arrest almost two years ago that he stabbed his Palm Coast neighbor’s pit bull because he was protecting his own dog.
The State Attorney’s Office announced Thursday it came to the same conclusion after the latest review of the evidence and the application of the aforementioned law, said spokesman Spencer S. Hathaway.
“The good defense for killing dog (law) does provide for statutory protection against criminal prosecution for any person killing a dog ‘that had been or was killing any animal included in the definitions of domestic animal’ ... and a dog is considered a domestic animal,” said Hathaway. “This was one of the factors that led to the decision not to proceed on this case.”
The incident took place July 10, 2012, along Ballenger Lane in Palm Coast, according to reports. Formal charges were filed against Marier four months later.
Marier’s attorney, Kipling Miller, said the good defense law is about 100 years old and was passed to provide legal protections to farmers, but it was perfectly applicable to his client’s case.
Additionally, Marier’s own dog, a spitz breed, had suffered injuries while the neighbor’s dog was attacking it. A veterinary report showed the dog had puncture wounds consistent with dog bites, said Miller.
“That was probably the most powerful thing going for us,” the defense attorney said.
Hathaway conceded the dog’s confirmed injuries were a major component to his office’s decision not to prosecute.
“Marier was defending his dog from attack from another dog,” said Hathaway, who added that the 
 PIT BULL Marier stabbed had a “history of attacking other dogs.”
The pit bull’s owner, Carlos Matos, couldn’t be contacted Thursday. He said during an interview with The News-Journal last year that his dog, Lala, never lunged toward or bit Marier’s dog.
He also said he heard Marier utter the words, “I’ll kill that (expletive) dog” while he was stabbing the animal.
Marier used a spring-loaded knife and stabbed Lala five times, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with animal cruelty and possession of a concealed weapon.
Originally, Marier’s charges were felonies, but the State Attorney’s Office decided in February to reduce them to misdemeanors and move the case to a lower court.
THE CHARGES HUNG OVER MARIER'S HEAD FOR A TOTAL OF 21 MONTHS.
Deputies said they never saw blood on Marier’s dog, but Marier told The News-Journal shortly after he was charged that he had proof his dog was bitten “multiple times.”
Court filings show prosecutors halted the case Wednesday, one day before a scheduled court date to set the case for trial.
Marier served on the Flagler School Board from 1994 to 1998.

LUMBERTON, ROBESON COUNTY NC - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A VETERINARIAN WHEN HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO VACCINATE IT



A pit bull that attacked a local veterinarian during a rabies clinic Thursday has been euthanized so that it can be determined if the animal suffered with rabies.According to Bill Smith, the director of the Robeson County Health Department, the head of the dog that bit Dr. David E. Brooks on the face was sent to a lab in Raleigh. The animal’s brain must be tested to see if it was rabid.

Brooks, who owns of the Pembroke Veterinary Hospital, was administering a rabies vaccine to the dog at White House Fire Department when the dog lunged at him. Brooks was airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center and underwent surgery.

“Dr. Brooks is doing great. He came out of surgery this morning and is on his way home now as I post this,” a message on the Pembroke Veterinary Hospital’s Facebook page said at about noon on Friday.

According to Randall Graham, a spokesman for the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, the black and white PIT BULL  was ONE OF NINE dogs found at a home on Marietta Road on Thursday.

Graham said Catherine Floyd, an animal cruelty investigator, went to the home after being alerted that animals there had not been vaccinated against rabies. Graham said the dogs were in good condition and that their owner, Tony Law, took the dogs to the clinic to be vaccinated.

"DR. BROOKS WENT TO THE VEHICLE TO VACCINATE THE DOGS DUE TO THE OWNER STATING THAT THE DOGS DID NOT GET ALONG WITH OTHER ANIMALS," GRAHAM SAID." 

Brooks was participating in a outreach program by the Robeson County Veterinary Medical Association during which the six veterinary hospitals in the county send staff to the county’s 32 fire department to provide the shots at the discounted price of $5. The outreach program ended on Friday.

Beginning Tuesday, the association will begin its biannual SNIP program during which cats and dogs are spayed and neutered for a discounted price. That program is expected to go on as scheduled.

Brooks is an aggressive advocate for animals, often providing The Robesonian with information on such initiatives. He appeared before the county Board of Commissioners earlier this month to inform commissioners of the rabies and SNIP programs, and the commissioners agreed to contribute $3 toward the cost of each rabies vaccination.