Friday, July 21, 2017

OAK CREEK WI - A PIT BULL CHARGED OUT OF A GARAGE AND ATTACKED A LAB BEING WALKED ON A LEASH BY ITS OWNER...THE OWNER PUT THE MEAT GRINDER IN A HEADLOCK!!!

Oak Creek Man Puts Pit Bull In Headlock To Save Own Dog
An Oak Creek resident managed to put an unruly PIT BULL  in a headlock after the dog reportedly ran out from a garage on the 10400 block of Mockingbird Lane to bite another dog.
According to police reports, a man was out walking his Lab "Murphy" in front of a home in the area, when the pit bull emerged from a garage, ran across the street and bit Murphy in the left rib cage area.
The dog walker reportedly got the pit bull in a headlock until the owner could come out and take control of his dog.
The man was cited for having a dog running at large.

KLAMATH FALLS OR - 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED A WOMAN AT A HOME INJURING HER HAND AND ARM



 A woman in Klamath Falls was hospitalized late Tuesday afternoon after she was attacked by two dogs.
The incident happened shortly after 5:00 p.m. at a home near Radcliffe Avenue and Washburn Way.
The woman was treated at Sky Lakes for wounds to her left hand and arm.
The  PIT BULLS  were taken by animal control officers, and will be held on a mandatory 10 day quarantine.
The owner was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
He’ll also be cited for having a “potentially dangerous dog.”
That case was the second dog attack of the day in southern Oregon.
A Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy shot and killed a pit bull in Central Point Tuesday morning after the dog attacked both him and a teenage boy.

DETROIT MI - A PACK OF 4 PIT BULLS ATTACKED A MAN AS HE WAS WALKING TO A GAS STATION IN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD


A neighborhood on the east side of Detroit is shaken up after they say a pack of loose dogs attacked them.
The most recent incident was on Baldwin near Mack Avenue.
A man says he was walking to the gas station just after midnight Friday when he was attacked by FOUR PIT BULLS.
"By the time I saw them it was too late, they surrounded me. Every time I ran one way another one would come this way so I couldn't get away," he says.
He tried swatting them off with his hat, but says the dogs grabbed him by the legs and tried to drag him to a vacant lot.
Thankfully a neighbor driving saw him and was able to help.
People that live in the area say the dogs have been a problem.
Barbara Anderson-Hills says a 15-year-old girl was attacked a few weeks prior.
"One morning she was out and I heard some screaming hollering and she was huddled down I asked her to get in my car and brought her to my porch," she says.
Animal control was out Friday morning looking for the dogs.
"They need to be off the street I mean it's terrifying."

FOSTORIA OH - MICHAEL PARKS, 60, LET HIS UNLEASHED PIT BULL OUTSIDE AND IT RAN ACROSS THE STREET AND BEGAN FIGHTING A PIT BULL BEING WALKED ON A LEASH...HE TRIED TO BREAK UP THE PIT FIGHT AND WAS BITTEN ON HIS NEWLY INSTALLED DIALYSIS SHUNT AND DIED

Toledo News Now, News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH (WTOL) -
UPDATE - THE OTHER PIT MAY HAVE BEEN "BADLY MANGLED" IN THE PIT FIGHT:

http://reviewtimes.com/local-news/2017/07/22/fostoria-man-dies-after-attempt-to-break-up-dog-fight/


Tragedy has struck the Dillon Crossing subdivision in Fostoria after a man died while trying to break up a fight between his pit bull and another pit bull last night.
Just after 11 p.m. Thursday night, 60-year-old Michael Parks let his  PIT BULL  Mia outside. The dog ran across Davoli street and began fighting with another pit bull being walked on a leash by its owner.
The fight was a surprise to the Parks' family.  "You can go up and down this street and ask anybody about Mia - Mia was a gentle giant. Everybody loved Mia," said Parks' sister-in-law, who did not want to be identified. "Mia didn't harm the kids, the kids played with her and everything. She was not a vicious dog at all."
While trying to break up the scuffle, Michael was bit directly on his recently installed dialysis shunt and began bleeding profusely. He was pronounced dead at the hospital later that night.
Fostoria Police Chief Kieth Loreno says though you may love your pet, you should never physically get involved in a dog fight.
"Because they're animals, at the end of the day they're going to do what any dog does," Chief Lorena said. "And if you stick your hands down there and the dog is fighting with the other one with their teeth, obviously you're going to get injured."

Chief Loreno says you should always keep your pets on a leash, and be aware of how they act around others.
"Any animal you have, you should really be able to control that animal at all times," Chief Loreno explain. "You should be very cognizant, does that animal do well with other animals, does it do well with adults, does it do well with children. Because every dog has a little bit of a different personality just like we do."
http://www.wtol.com/story/35943544/fostoria-man-dies-after-being-bitten-while-breaking-up-pit-bull-fight




2017 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 17  (7 children - 10 adults)

PIT BULL - 9
PIT BULL MIX - 1 
PIT BULL/BOXER MIX - 1
BOERBOEL - 1
GERMAN SHEPHERD - 1
MASTIFF/GREAT DANE MIX - 1
2 ENGLISH MASTIFFS - 1 
ROTTWEILER - 1
UNIDENTIFIED BREED DOGS - 1

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OK - 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. 

10) 5-1  JANE MARIE EGLE - 59- ASHEVILLE BUNCOMBE CO NC - A call was made to 911 about an aggressive dog and when deputies arrived they found Jane Egle unconscious and appeared to have animal bites - the aggressive dog would not let anyone inside the home - They finally subdued the animal and it was reported it died - Seven dogs were taken from the home - 6 Boerboels and 1 Great Pyrenees - According to a relative, her Facebook and Instagram she bred these very large aggressive dogs for sale - Behavior analysts evaluated the dogs and recommended they be put down due to their aggressiveness - But the Great Pyrenees will not be put down and it was determined it was not a threat to society. 

PENDING.....11) 5-7 JAMES DERLE PATTERSON - 63 - JACKSONS' GAP TALLAPOOSA COUNTY AL-  Patterson was riding a small gas-powered scooter about a mile from his home on Alf Road- A caller reported the incident at 4:13pm that "dogs" had attacked a man - He was found unresponsive with wounds consistent with a dog attack and was pronounced dead at 5:37pm -  He was found about 15 yards from where his scooter was found..... in the road - The road is a dead end and located in a rural secluded area - There were "beware of dog" signs posted on the property - The breed or breeds of the dogs have not been identified. 

12) 5-8  KAMIKO DAO TSUDA-SAELEE - 6 MO OLD GIRL - LAS VEGAS NV - First Responders were called to a home around 1pm where a 6-month-old baby was fatally mauled by the family's pit bull they had had for 9 years -  The mother was home with the baby and it was reported that she went to the bathroom and left the baby in her walker with the dog - when she returned the pit was attacking the baby and she got it off but it was too late - The child was later pronounced dead at the hospital. 

13) 5-28 - SUSANNAH JEAN MURRAY- 3 WEEKS - GRAND RAPIDS MI - The infant was left inside a home sleeping with 3 pit bulls free to roam the house on the late afternoon of Thursday May 27 - An adult went inside to check on the child after a reportedly 5 minutes and found the child bitten on the head with one of the pit bulls near her with blood on its mouth - The baby underwent surgery but died on the early morning of Friday 28.

14) 6-1 - MARGARET M. COLVIN - 91 - VIRGINIA BEACH VA - The granddaughter reported that the dog was adopted from a rescue on Wednesday and was brought home and on that day the elderly grandmother was either knocked down or fell inside her bedroom and the 1-year-old 50-pound American Pit Bull Terrier mauled her in a approximately 5-minute attack - The woman died on Thursday.

15) 6-9 - MARCO JUNIOR (MJ) RAYA - 1 YEAR - PHOENIX AZ - The grandmother was caring for the child and had put him down in a bedroom - She then opened an ?outside? door and the Rottweiler came in and grabbed the baby from the room and dragged him outside - An officer arrived and shot the dog to end the attack on the baby and he was rushed to a local trauma center and was later pronounced dead from his injuries - The Rottweiler belonged to a family member.

16) 7-11 - VINSON TUCKER - 79 - MCCREARY COUNTY KY - It appears that the elderly man had gone to a junk yard owned by Mike Stephens who also runs a towing and wrecker service just down the road to pay a bill - Neighbors say the dogs stay at the businesses and also at Stephens home and this has been going on for quite a few years as there have been liters of puppies also seen on the property and on facebook - At this first writing one video reports that there was a surveillance camera and a detective reported that there was a dog on each arm and on each leg .....so at least 4   !!!!!PITS????? MIXED WITH SOMETHING - 

17) 7-20 - MICHAEL PARKS - 60 - FOSTORIA OH - He was letting his unleashed pit bull outside around 11pm when the dog ran across the street and began fighting another pit being walked on a leash by its owner - Parks attempted to stop the pit fight and was bitten on a recently installed dialysis shunt and began bleeding profusely - He was pronounced dead later that night at the hospital - The article does not say which dog bit him or if both pits bit him.


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.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

BRIDGEPORT CT - 2 CHILDREN WERE PLAYING IN A HOUSE WHEN A MEAT GRINDING PIT BULL WENT PIT ON THE 7-YEAR-OLD BOY...THE 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL WENT TO HIS AID AND THE LAND SHARK TURNED ON HER!!!



UPDATE:  http://connecticut.news12.com/story/35928324/police-girl-in-serious-condition-following-pit-bull-attack-in-bridgeport

(WTNH) —  Two children are recovering after they were attacked by a  PIT BULL  in Bridgeport on Wednesday.
Officials say a 7-year-old boy was bitten by a pit bull on the bottom while playing in a house with a 10-year-old girl. The 7-year-old was able to get free from the dog and went to jump out of the open first floor window to get away from the dog. When the 7-year-old ran towards the window, the 10-year-old went to restrain the dog by the harness to protect her friend. At this time, the dog transferred its attention to the 10-year-old girl.
The girl sustained the following injuries:
  • lacerations to the left side of the head in the ear area
  • puncture wounds to the left ear
  • left shoulder puncture/lacerations
  • laceration to her right upper lip
  • puncture wound on the left hand
  • laceration to her right lower stomach
  • laceration to her right upper thigh
  • large laceration to the middle of her right thigh
The 10-year-old was transferred to Bridgeport Hospital via AMR and was treated.
According to her mother, the girl was receiving plastic surgery for her lip, the wound to her hand, stomach and thigh, although they were all fatty tissue damage.
At this time, the Bridgeport Police Department has been unable to locate the 7-year-old boy. His mother refused medics for him and stated that she would transport him via her private vehicle. As of 10 P.M. on Wednesday, he was not a patient at either St. Vincent’s or Bridgeport Hospital.
A check by CAD at these hospitals show that he has not been in for medical care. Bridgeport Animal Control has the dog in custody and is trying to get ahold of the dog’s owner. According to officials, the uncle of the 10-year-old is the owner of the dog and he is currently in New York.  

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

BRIDGEPORT CT - A PIT BULL BELONGING TO A FAMILY MEMBER ATTACKED A SMALL CHILD...AFTER THAT CHILD WAS BROUGHT TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL IT WAS FOUND THAT THE PIT HAD ATTACKED A SECOND CHILD AS WELL

UPDATE:  http://wtnh.com/2017/07/20/pitbull-attacks-two-children-in-bridgeport/

BRIDGEPORT — Two children suffered unspecified injuries after being bit by a dog Wednesday afternoon.
Police responded to a house in the 200 block of Pearl Harbor Street around 5:40 p.m. after receiving a call that a small child was attacked by a PIT BULL, city spokeswoman Rowena White said.
Initial reports indicated the child was unresponsive, White said. But upon arrival, officers confirmed the child was alert and responsive. An officer on scene said the dog belonged to a family member, dispatch reports indicated.  Shortly after the first child was brought to a local hospital for treatment, it was found that a second child had been bit as well, White said.
Fire personnel responded to the scene later in the evening to clean the area, dispatch reports indicated.
White said police and AMR are investigating the situation.
The extent of the injuries the children suffered was not immediately available.
In situations such as this one, animal control is alerted to the incident and conduct an investigation.

LAWRENCEBURG KY - A FAMILY'S PIT BULL THAT HAD NEVER BITTEN BEFORE ATTACKED THEIR 2-YEAR-OLD CHILD IN THE FACE


ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - An Anderson County toddler went to the hospital Wednesday after being attacked by a  PIT BULL.

The attack happened at a home on North Main St. in Lawrenceburg.
The two-year-old boy suffered puncture wounds to the face and arms when the family’s pit bull bit him around nine a.m. Wednesday, Lawrenceburg Police Dept. officials said.
The boy was later taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Neighbor Ronald Clark says its a shock to him and the neighborhood. He says the pit bull always seemed to be friendly but now his attention goes to thinking about the child.

"I feel very sorry for the family because they are wonderful people and the little one. I hope everything gets good."
Although the child will walk away from the attack, Anderson County public health director Tim Wright, says the emotional toll could be just as damaging as the bite.
"As a child I was bit by a dog and it took years for me to get over it and really trust the animals. It's a terrifying event for the child."

Officials are now awaiting the results from a rabies test they took on the dog but if found negative the child will not have to go through post exposure shots.
Police were not sure what led to the attack.
The mother of the child plans on removing the dog from the house, police said.

http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Toddler-injured-in-dog-attack-in-Anderson-County-435403743.html

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(LEX 18/Anderson News) -- A 2-year-old child suffered a facial injury after being attacked by a family pet. 
The incident happened around 9:15 a.m. at 400 North Main St in Lawrenceburg. The child was taken to UK Hospital with a laceration to the cheek. 
The dog was a family pet that had never bitten anyone. The dog has been secured and the child's mother now wants the animal euthanized. The city, by law, will have to quarantine the dog for 10 days before steps are taken. 
The animal,  a  PIT BULL/ BOXER MIX, has been vaccinated for rabies.
There is no word on the severity of the toddler's injuries.



ROODEPOORT, GAUTENG SOUTH AFRICA - LORRAINE BROWN, 64, HEARD A WOMAN SCREAMING AND FOUND HER NEIGHBOR STRUGGLING DOWN HER DRIVEWAY WITH HER 2 PIT BULLS HANGING OFF HER...SHE FETCHED HER .375 MAGNUM AND SHOT ONE UGLY PIT BY SHOVING THE GUN IN ITS MOUTH AS IT BIT HER HAND THROUGH HER FENCE AND THEN SHE SHOT THE OTHER MEAT GRINDER AS IT WAS ON TOP OF THE NEIGHBOR TRYING TO KILL HER!!!




The brave actions of 64-year-old Florida Lake resident, Lorraine Brown, more than likely prevented a fatal dog attack on Sunday, 16 July.

On three previous occasions, Lorraine’s neighbour’s pit bull terrier attacked her own boerboel, either through the palisades or by actually scaling the wall. On a fourth occasion, it also managed to bite Lorraine. On Sunday, a painter was painting the gate to her property when she heard a woman screaming. She went out to enquire from the painter what was going on. He told her that it was a domestic disturbance. She went back into her house but again heard a woman screaming frantically. When she came outside, she was met with a gruesome sight – her neighbour was struggling down her driveway with her  TWO PIT BULL TERRIERS HANGING ONTO HER.
Lorraine thought quickly, ran back into the house and grabbed her taser. She put her hand through the palisades to tase the dogs but the device had no effect on them. It was then that one of the dogs grabbed her hand. The neighbour then started screaming that Lorraine must shoot the dogs. George, Lorraine’s husband, ran indoors and fetched the couple’s firearm, a .375 Magnum. Lorraine took the powerful revolver, knowing that she’s a decent shot. She was faced with a serious problem though – she had to aim very carefully in order not to hit her neighbour. As she put the gun through the palisades one of the dogs stormed her but she managed to shove the barrel into the dog’s mouth and pull the trigger. The second dog posed even a bigger problem since he was on top of the neighbour. But when Lorraine saw the dog going for the woman’s face, she fired the second shot, and killed the dog.
The dogs’ owner’s arm and chest were torn apart and she had to be rushed to hospital by ambulance.
Lorraine suffered wounds to her hand. At first it was thought that the dog broke her hand, but at the clinic she was taken to, it was established that it was soft tissue damage only.
“I am extremely shocked and traumatised by the incident,” said Lorraine who is not only an avid animal lover but ironically also a dedicated vegetarian.
Lorraine said that she was surprised that even neighbours from across the lake rushed over after they heard the woman’s screams and the gunshots. Members of the police on the scene told Lorraine she “did the right thing”.

http://roodepoortrecord.co.za/2017/07/19/graphic-64-year-old-woman-shoots-two-pit-bull-terriers-to-save-owners-life/