Saturday, February 18, 2017
BRONX NY - A 62-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL MIX AT HIS HOME MAKING IT THE THIRD INCIDENT IN NEW YORK CITY THIS WEEK
CASTLE HILL, The Bronx — A man was attacked by a PIT BULL MIX in the Bronx Saturday morning, the third incident in New York City this week.
The man, 62, was at his home on Randall Avenue in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx about 11:30 a.m., police said. The dog then bit the man in the left arm.
He was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition, according to police.
The pit bull mix was kenneled and taken to animal control in Manhattan.
This is the third dog attack this week and second one within 24 hours.
A boy, 5, was mauled by the family's two pit bulls in East New York Friday evening.
"The father was yelling and screaming, acting hysterical once he heard the dog biting on the baby," a neighbor told PIX11 News Friday night.
The boy, identified as Jeremiah Rivera by neighbors, is in critical condition, police said. He was taken to the nearby hospital but moved to another location for more extensive care.
Last Monday, a 75-year-old Long Island City woman was mauled to death by her mastiff-great dane mix.
Friday, February 17, 2017
BROOKLYN NY - 2 FAMILY PIT BULLS CRITICALLY INJURED A 5-YEAR-OLD BOY, JEREMIAH RIVERA, INSIDE THEIR APARTMENT HOME
A 5-year-old boy was critically injured after being mauled by TWO PIT BULLS inside a Brooklyn home.
It happened just before 7 p.m. on Riverdale Avenue in East New York.
Witnesses say little Jeremiah Rivera's father ran to the street, pleading for help.
"His dad was really emotional," said Sincere Lawton, a neighbor. "We heard a yell, 'Oh, my God, oh my God, oh my God!' He was like, scared, he was panicking. He called the cops and said, 'The dog got my son's face.' His son came out with blood all over his face. So young, 5 years old."
He was taken to Brookdale Hospital in in cardiac arrest and then transferred to Long Island Jewish Hospital.
Two pit bull terriers were seized from the apartment. It is believed that both dogs were involved in the attack.
The child's uncle tells Eyewitness News that the dogs have lived with the family since late last year, without incident, until now.
What triggered the attack is still not clear.
"What he went through, I feel that no 5-year-old should go through that ever, it's horrible, horrible," the victim's uncle said.
Animal Care and Control has taken possession of the dogs and there is an active police investigation underway.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
CLARKSVILLE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY TN - A 5-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS FATALLY MAULED BY HIS FAMILY'S 2 ENGLISH MASTIFFS
UPDATE WITH VIDEO...the mastiffs were 6-months-old
A 5-year-old boy was killed in a dog attack in Clarksville Thursday morning. At about 8:20 a.m. Emergency personnel were called to a home on Charles Thomas Road, according to a news release from the Clarksville Police Department. They found a 5-year-old boy who had extensive injuries from being mauled by the family’s two dogs.The child was transported to Tennova Medical Center, where he died as a result of his injuries.
Both dogs are ENGLISH MASTIFFS, each under 1 year old. The dogs have been placed in the custody of Montgomery County Animal Control, the release said. Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Tim Anderson (931) 648-0656 ext. 5132 or the TIPS line at 645-TIPS.
2017 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 4 (3 children - 1 adult)
2 PIT BULLS - 1
GERMAN SHEPHERD - 1
MASTIFF/GREAT DANE MIX - 1
2 ENGLISH MASTIFFS - 1
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 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.