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Friday, July 31, 2015

SIOUX FALLS SD - 2 DOGS, 1 SAID TO BE A TIBETAN MASTIFF, "SOMEHOW" GOT LOOSE AND ATTACKED A WOMAN AND THEN BIT AN OFFICER RESPONDING TO THE INCIDENT


Tibetan Mastiff
INTERNET PICTURE OF TIBETAN MASTIFF

A woman and a Sioux Falls Police officer were bit after two dogs got loose on Friday morning.
At about 7 a.m. Friday, police said a woman was attacked by at least one dog near 1300 S. Elmwood Ave.
When police arrived, Captain Greg VandeKamp said an officer was also attacked in the right thigh while exiting his vehicle.
The officer managed to separate himself from the animal, but as the dog approached again, he fired two rounds. Neither the male or female dog sustained any injuries. VandeKamp said a knife may have shielded the officer's leg, and that it's unclear if the bites broke the skin.
Sioux Falls Animal Control later found and captured the two dogs. The male dog was described as a TIBETAN MASTIFF, and police think it was the primary aggressor.
The woman sustained injuries to her right arm and both legs from multiple bites. The officer received minor injuries to his thigh. Both victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Police said, under city ordinance, Chief Doug Barthel will determine if the dogs are vicious and if either animal should be euthanized.
VandeKamp said it appears the dogs were secured by the owners, but both were able to get loose. Both dogs are current on vaccinations No charges have been filed.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

SPRINGFIELD OH - AN AKITA ATTACKED A 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL AS SHE WAS VISITING IN A FRIEND'S HOME WITH HER MOTHER - THE DOG HAD BITTEN A CHILD PREVIOUSLY

Girl, 5, mauled by Akita in Clark County photo

A 5-year-old girl mauled by an AKITA required more than 200 stitches family members say. But it wasn't the first time the dog had attacked a child.  Now her parents are questioning the state's dog laws.  Adara was bitten Tuesday while she was with her mother, Gretchen Smith, visiting a friend on Groop Road near Springfield.

"I'm on the computer, I hear some growling, Smith said.   Then I'm screaming, "no, no, no, no, no."  Adara had 7 lacerations from 2 to 4 inches long.  "You could actually see her scalp and skull," Smith said.

The dog apparently has a previous bite history. "I had no idea that the dog had previously bit the owner's grandson in the face giving them 42 stitches and they never put it down them."

The Clark County Sheriff's Office responded and took a report, but could not seize the dog because the attack happened inside it's home.  The previous incident involved a family member, so authorities didn't need to step in.

"Because of the extent of the injuries we are going to deem the dog vicious,"  said James Straley, Director of the Humane Society serving Clark County.  However, there is a question as to whether the laws apply when the incident happens inside," Straley said.  "We're trying to figure out whether the dog can be under the control or out of control while in a house with a family member there and with an invited guest, that's where the legal snafu is."

The case now is in the hands of prosecutors to decide whether to file charges or seek to euthanize the dog.  Meanwhile the dog's owner wants to keep her pet.  Michael Sullins, the girl's stepfather, and Smith said they don't agree with the family  keeping the dog.

"I think he needs to be put down," Sullins said.  "They're still standing up for the dog saying that it wasn't his fault."


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LINCOLN COUNTY KY - LORETTA STEVENS CONDITION IS IMPROVING AFTER SHE WAS ATTACKED BY 7 PRESA CANARIOS


Dog attack victim's condition improving

A Lincoln County woman injured in Monday's dog attack is expected to be going home from the hospital on Thursday.

Loretta Stevens, 46, is slowly recovering and will be released from the University of Kentucky Chandler Regional Medical Center as soon as an air conditioner in her home is repaired.

Stevens, who lives on Julian Lane in Lincoln County, was brutally attacked Monday by seven Presa Canarios owned by Christopher Pope. The attack came just five days after the dogs were released into Pope's possession by Boyle District Court and moved to Lincoln County. 
Stevens suffered severe trauma to her arm, as well as puncture wounds to her legs and buttocks. She was flown to the U.K. hospital.
According to daughter Trivia Hebrock, Stevens has more than 100 puncture wounds on her body, including a very severely wounded left arm. 
It took doctors  nearly five hours to clean and close up the wounds with hundreds of stitches, said Hebrock.
"Some of the wounds had to be left open to drain," said Hebrock. "And they have just cleaned her left arm without stitching it up. The plastic surgeon is supposed to examine her arm today."
Hebrock praised her mother for her quick-thinking during the attack, saying she has always been a very strong, smart woman who knew just what to do when the dogs came after her.
"We've been around dogs our whole lives," said Hebrock. "She knew what to do and didn't panic. Anyone else wouldn't have done as well, I don't think."
Hebrock said it's sad, however, to see the fear that remains in the wake of the brutal attack. 
"She's scared," said Hebrock. "She has nightmares, and she's still scared of the dogs, even though she's always been a rock. I've never seen her like this. Those dogs petrified her."
Despite physical and emotional wounds, Hebrock said her mother is a fighter and believes she will bounce back from the ordeal.
"She made us take a picture of her smiling at the hospital," said Hebrock. "She's smiling, but that doesn't mean she's not hurting. Her arm is really bothering her, not just from the pain, but from the look of it. But, it still works and she's alive. That's what we keep telling her. It's gonna take awhile, but I know she'll be better soon. She's strong."
STEVENS ALSO IS UNDERGOING A COURSE OF RABIES SHOTS AS A RESULT OF THE DOG ATTACK.  ACCORDING TO KATHY NELSEN, DIRECTOR OF DANVILLE-BOYLE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY, ANIMAL CONTROL WAS PREVENTED FROM GIVING THE DOGS RABIES SHOTS WHILE UNDER THEIR CARE BECAUSE THE ANIMALS ARE PRIVATE PROPERTY.
On Tuesday, Danville police arrested Pope at a residence at 635 Shakertown Rd. and officers executed a search warrant at the premises. 
During the search, a dozen dogs, including six Presa Canario puppies, were discovered and removed from the home by Boyle County Animal Control. The dogs were transferred to the Boyle County Animal Shelter, where they will remain until officials determine their fate.
In the hours following the arrest, investigators continued to search the premises, which is owned by Bobby Joe Record. It is expected that further charges will be brought against Pope in Boyle. 
Danville Code Enforcement officers condemned the home on Shakertown Road because of the unhealthy conditions inside.
According to Assistant Police Chief Robert Estill, the state of the home was "deplorable," adding, "I fully expect to replace some officers' clothing."
In Lincoln County, Pope is facing charges of harboring vicious animals and cruelty to animals second degree. He is being held at Lincoln County Regional Jail awaiting an arraignment on Thursday.
ACCORDING TO COURT RECORDS, POPE HAS A LONG HISTORY OF DEALING IN NARCOTICS.  HE WAS CONVICTED OF TRAFFICKING IN COCAINE IN JESSAMINE COUNTY IN 2010 AND OF THE SAME OFFENSE IN BOYLE COUNTY IN 2011.  HE IS CURRENTLY UNDER INDICTMENT IN FAYETTE COUNTY FOR TRAFFICKING IN AN UNSPECIFIED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND BEING A PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER. 



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GLENBROOK, NEW SOUTH WALES AU - 2 STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIERS "SOMEHOW" GOT LOOSE AND GOT INTO A PETTING ZOO AND KILLED 6 OF THE 8 ANIMALS

Cafe 2773 is popular with families who come to eat and pat the animals in the petting zoo out the back. Picture: Facebook


IT looked like more like farmageddon than a popular Glenbrook children’s petting zoo at the 2773 cafe this morning.


Last night 2 STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIERS allegedly escaped from a yard in the area without their owner’s knowledge and gained entry to the cafe’s animal enclosure, killing six of their eight pets.
Baaarney the sheep and five chickens affectionately known as the chookas fell victim before a mystery woman saved the day, alerting police to the attack and screaming at the dogs in an effort to stop them killing more animals.


Now two pigs — a hobbled Missy Piggins and her apparent defender Morris — are all that remain.
Restaurant manager Dave Clark, who was the first to receive a call from police, said the woman hadn’t come forward but had almost certainly ensured the death toll wasn’t higher.
“The woman who raised the alarm, we don’t even know who she is, she probably saved the other animals’ lives,” Mr Clark said.
“She hasn’t come forward yet so we don’t even know who that is.”
Mr Clark described it as a “nightmare” on Ross St, where the cafe is situated in the lower Blue Mountains.
Mr Clark received a call from police about 12.15am this morning to tell him there had been a massacre on site for the second time in a year.
Five chickens were “shredded” in the bloodbath. Picture: Facebook
“We couldn’t believe it,” he said. “We thought the fence that they got in, was safe.
“It was sold to us as fox proof.
“The fence goes down and actually goes in about a foot and a half, but where the dogs got in it doesn’t underlay for some reason — we were astounded.”
Mr Clark said the distraught owner was called by animal control officers and picked the dogs up.
“He was just a normal guy”, Mr Clark said.
“He was obviously very distressed because he knows how much they mean to this business.”
Mr Clark declined to enter into discussion about the future of the two dogs.
“We’re devastated as you can well imagine — these are our pets — (but) there is no positive, there is nothing that can come out if this that is good,” he said.
Staff and customers at the 2773 cafe have been left devastated by the attack on the animals. Picture: Facebook
“The dogs are known to police, his animals are probably going to be put down and our animals are dead. There is no happy ending for anyone.”
The cafe is hugely popular with local families and visitors who take the chance to eat with the animals.
“They’re a very big part of what goes on here and very much a part of the picture. Their enclosure is most of the size of the outside dining area,” he said.
“The kids love them, they come down here and they laugh and squeal and it’s unreal.”
It’s the second time the petting zoo has been attacked with Daphne, a much-loved pig at the cafe, killed when a dog raced past a groundskeeper and latched on to her about a year ago.
The cafe and entire Glenbrook community have their “fingers crossed” that Missy Piggins and Morris pull through.
Missy Piggins and Morris with the chook run in the background to the right. Picture: Stephen Cooper
Vet Craig Kelly from Blaxland Vet Clinic assessed the duo this morning and said he hoped they would make a full recovery.
“They have lacerations to their ankles, that is the main thing that concerns me at the moment,” he said.
“There are no fractures just some ankle bites, I will give them some antibiotics and hopefully they will turn around in a couple of days.”
He described the Staffordshire terriers as “full-on dogs”, but said they did not necessarily need to be euthanised.
“They are often dogs that I would call full-on dogs, when they want to do something they will do it to their ultimate capacity,” he said.
“They make good family dogs, they are good around children but aren’t always as good around other animals.”
He didn’t blame the dog’s owners, saying: “People do the best they can, but if a dog wants to get out it will.”
But not everyone was so understanding.
Therese Halligan comes to 2773 regularly with her daughter Estella, 3, and placed the blame squarely on the dog’s owners.
“2773 take very good care of their animals, they are looked after properly in an enclosure,” she said.
“The owners of dogs need to take responsibility and make sure they aren’t able to get out.
“These animals were enclosed, the cafe has done the right thing, you don’t expect your animals to get killed by someone else’s who is not taking care of them. “
Mr Kelly said the dogs would likely face heavy restrictions “in terms of keeping them locked up”.
“If that can prove to be effective I see no reason why the dogs would need to be euthanised.”
The cafe is still unsure whether or not they will replace their lost pets, said Mr Clark.
Police said they were working with Blue Mountains City Council to investigate the matter and Acting Inspector Magill said possible charges could be laid against the dog’s owners.


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CABIN CREEK, KANAWHA COUNTY WV - A PIT BULL ATTACKED AN 8-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN A HOME WHERE SHE WAS VISITING


KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A pit bull--whose bite sent an 8-year-old girl to the hospital--is being quarantined at the Kanawha Charleston Humane Association.
Humane officials say the girl's injuries were minor. The dog will be held for at least ten days, before undergoing a behavior test to determine whether it is safe to release back to its family, or if it will have to be put down.
Kanawha County Sheriff's Deputies say the dog attacked the little girl Wednesday at about 9:30 p.m.
Neighbors on Stonehill Drive say the pit bull has only been around for about a week.
Sheriff's Deputies say the dog bit the girl on the arm. When the dog's owner came in and tried to restrain the dog, he was bitten on the arm as well.
According to Deputies, the girl had to hide in a closet to get away from the dog during the attack.
According to the humane officers, this dog had no history of violence before this incident, making the attack even more frightening.
"The unpredictability is really the scariest part," Humane Association Executive Director Chelsea Staley said. "We will certainly evaluate this animal before we would ever consider releasing it to the public."
Humane officials also said the young victim is the cousin of the dog's owner. She was at the home for a family visit. They do not expect charges to be filed.

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KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- An 8-year-old girl was bitten Wednesday night by a  PIT BULL  in the Cabin Creek area, Kanawha County Sheriff's deputies say.
The dog's owner also was bitten as he tried to restrain the dog. He was bitten on the arm.
It was unknown where the girl was bitten. She was visiting the home at the time and is the cousin of someone who lives there. The home is located along Stonehill Drive.
The incident happened about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Deputies say the victim hid in the closet for some time to get away from the dog. Deputies and a humane officer remained at the scene late Wednesday night.
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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS NEW YORK - A PIT BULL OWNED BY THE "BUILDING'S SUPER" ATTACKED A 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL WHILE HELPING HER GRANDMOTHER WITH LAUNDRY IN THE BASEMENT - IT GRIPPED ONTO HER CHEST FOR 3 MINUTES UNTIL THE SUPER GOT A KNIFE



A 6-year-old girl attacked by a PIT BULL while helping her grandmother do the laundry wants to grow up to be a vet.
Lia Vega was bitten in the chest by 10-year-old Tiga in the basement of 656 West 162nd St. about 9 p.m. Tuesday, witnesses said.
Vega ran as soon as she saw the dog because it didn't have a leash and it looked like it was chasing her, she said.
“If I was faster, like Sonic the Hedgehog, I would be running forever and he wouldn’t even catch me one little bit,” Vega said.
“But I’m not Sonic.”
The dog caught Vega and bit her in the chest. It held on to the little girl for about three minutes, said her grandmother Ruth Naut, 54.
“I thought the dog was going to kill my granddaughter,” she said.
The pit bull’s owner, building super Aladdin Diaz, 41, tried to pull the dog away from the little girl.
“I told her to poke his eyes,” Diaz said.
"I told my kids to get a knife. I put the knife to his throat — I had to — then he let go. She was bleeding. She was holding her shirt.”
DIAZ LIVES IN THE BASEMENT AND WAS GETTING READY TO TAKE THE DOG OUT FOR A WALK, HE SAID.
Vega, a second-grader at P.S. 4, was taken to Columbia Presbyterian. At the hospital she asked if she would get stitches but medical staff just wrapped the wound and rubbed cream on it to protect her from infection, she said.
Police took Tiga to Animal Care and Control, where it is being held on a 10-day rabies observation, according to a spokeswoman.
Tiga is a “family dog” and a “nice dog” that used to play with his Diaz's daughter by nibbling her when it was a puppy, the super said.
”Now they might put him to sleep,” he added.
Despite the bloody attack and the lingering chest pain, Vega loves animals — bunnies, cats, dogs and ducks in particular — and wants to take care of them when she grows up.
“I want to be a vet,” she said. “I want to take care of animals. They make funny sounds.”

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

COLUMBIA TN - A NEIGHBOR'S AKITA ATTACKED A 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL PLAYING IN HER YARD LEAVING HER WITH HEAD INJURIES


(WKRN) – A 6-year-old Columbia girl who was mauled by a neighbor’s dog last week is recovering and offering advice to other pet owners to help prevent similar attacks.
Niyah Freeman was outside playing in her yard last week when a neighbor’s dog that was running loose attacked her.
“I was freaking out because he attacked me,” Niyah recalled. “I didn’t know it was going to happen.”
The 80 pound  AKITA  left serious lacerations on Niyah that required hundreds of stitches.
“She was just screaming, ‘Mommy! I’m dying! I’m dying!” mother Shay Freeman said.
Niyah was rushed to the hospital where she received treatment to “a foot and a half of lacerations” on her head.
“All the lacerations made it to her skull and her scalp was peeled back,” Shay Freeman said. “She is lucky to be alive because she got away from the dog.”
Freeman told News 2 that her daughter has played with the dog before and it has never shown aggression.
Now, just four days after the brutal attack, Niyah told News 2 she is not afraid of dogs, but did have advice to offer to other pet owners.
“They should never let their dogs out because they could hurt other kids and other people,” she said.
The dog that attacked Niyah is currently being held in observation for 10 days at animal control.
The Freeman family said the dog’s owner has stated the animal will not be coming back to the neighborhood.
No charges are expected to be filed.

LOS ANGELES CA - A PIT BULL TAKEN ON A WALK BY A DOG WALKER ALONG WITH OTHER DOGS ATTACKED AN 11-YEAR-OLD PUG WHEN THEIR WALKER TIED THEM UP TOGETHER OUTSIDE A 7-ELEVEN

Poor pug mauled by pit bull

On Sunday afternoon (7/26/15), Tyson, an 11-year old pug from Los Angeles went out for a 30-minute walk with his dog walker and few other dogs. The group of dogs included a pit bull named Thor. After the walk, Tyson’s dog walker tied up the dogs outside of a 7-Eleven and stopped in for 10 minutes to pick up a Gatorade, which is when the pit bull attacked Tyson.

During the 7-Eleven stop, Tyson sustained multiple wounds to his neck, chest, torso, and legs. He needed a blood transfusion, a couple of surgeries, a cast, and plenty of stitches. Poor guy was being attacked and couldn’t get away due to their leashes keeping them in distance of each other.

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