Thursday, June 30, 2011

# 33 FATAL DOG ATTACKS IN U.S. YEAR - 2010

PIT BULL-19
3 PIT BULLS AND 1 SHEPHERD MIX - 1
AMERICAN BULLDOG-1
PIT BULL/WEIMARAMER MIX-1
9 DOGS- 5 BULLMASTIFFS/1 ROTTWEILER/3 PIT BULLS -1
UNK MIXED BREEDS (PACK OF DOGS -1
ROTTWEILER-3
HUSKY-1
SLED DOG-1
WOLF HYBRID-1
BOXER-1
GERMAN SHEPHERD-1
GERMAN SHEPHERD MIX 1                


I keep this running account so that I can respond when someone says to me that ROTTWEILERS HARM MORE PEOPLE THAN PIT BULLS DO! AND AS HORRIBLE AS THESE 33 DEATHS ARE, THEY ONLY TELL A SMALL PART OF THE STORY- AS THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AND THEIR PETS ARE  ATTACKED BY MOSTLY PIT BULLS EACH YEAR AND THEY SURVIVE AND HAVE TO LIVE WITH THEIR INJURIES, SCARS AND MEDICAL BILLS!

1.  JAN 9, 2010 - APPLE VALLEY CA - 3-YR-OLD BOY - OMAR MARTINEZ -  KILLED BY FAMILY  PIT BULL - THEY HAD GONE OUTSIDE TO PLAY AND THE FATHER WENT BACK IN TO GET A TOY - WHEN HE RETURNED THE CHILD WAS LYING ON THE GROUND AND HAD ALREADY STOPPED BREATHING - THE DOG WAS SO AGGRESSIVE DEPUTIES HAD TO SHOOT IT BEFORE PARAMEDICS COULD GET TO THE BOY.

2.  JAN 18, 2010 - WASHINGTON HEIGHTS ILLINOIS - 56-YEAR-OLD MAN -  JOHNNY WILSON -  KILLED BY HIS DAUGHTER'S 6  PIT BULLS- IN A NEIGHBORHOOD OUTSIDE  CHICAGO ILL- HIS WIFE HAD BEEN DEAD SEVERAL YEARS AND HIS DAUGHTER AND HER CHILDREN HAD BEEN LIVING WITH HIM - THE DAUGHTER CAME HOME ON SUNDAY NIGHT TO FIND HER FATHER MAULED TO DEATH - HE SUFFERED MASSIVE INJURIES TO HIS HEAD, CHEST, AND UPPER BODY - BOTH HIS EARS WERE BITTEN OFF AND ONE EYE WAS TORN OUT - THE DAUGHTER WAS REPORTED TO HAVE SAID THAT THE PIT BULLS DID NOT LIKE HER FATHER BECAUSE HE HAD A LOUD VOICE.

3.  FEB 12, 2010 - HINDS COUNTY MS - 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL - ANASTASIA BINGHAM-  THE CHILD HAD GONE OUT EARLY TO PLAY IN THE SNOW NEAR HER HOME - SHE WAS FOUND LYING IN A DITCH MAULED TO DEATH BY A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL - THE DOG WAS KEPT WITH A GROUP OF PIT BULLS  IN A PATCH OF WOODS BEHIND A NEARBY HOUSE.

4.  FEB 19, 2010 - INDEPENDENCE MN - 11-DAY-OLD INFANT BOY- ROBERT D. HOCKER - KILLED BY FAMILY'S MALE NEUTERED SIBERIAN HUSKY NAMED "DEALER" - THE DOG JUMPED ON THE BED WHERE THE INFANT HAD BEEN PLACED STILL IN A CAR SEAT AND BIT HIS HEAD - IT HAPPENED SHORTLY AFTER 12:30 PM THURSDAY - EMERGENCY CREWS TRIED TO RESUSITATE THE BABY FOR 40 MINUTES BEFORE PRONOUNCING HIM DEAD.

5  .FEB 20, 2010 -  PHILADELPHIA PA - 37-YEAR-OLD WOMAN- CHRISTINE STAAB - JUST BEFORE 7 AM SATURDAY MORNING  A CONFRONTATION OCCURRED BETWEEN THE MOTHER AND HER DAUGHTER - THE STEP FATHER REPORTED THAT THE MOTHER WAS TAKING THE KEYS AWAY FROM HER WHEN SHE FELL BACKWARDS - 1 OF THE MOTHER'S 6 PIT BULLS ATTACKED AND  KILLED - THE MOTHER COULD NOT GET CONTROL OF HER DOG AND THE POLICE COULD NOT CONTROL IT SO THEY SHOT IT.

6.   FEB 24, 2010 - OCALA FL - 3-YEAR-OLD GIRL - VIOLET SERENITY HAAKER - THE MOTHER LORI HAAKER RAN A BUSINESS CALLED "HAAKER'S DREAM BULLDOG RANCH" - SHE WAS IN THE YARD WITH HER DAUGHTER CLEANING OUT THE DOG PEN WHERE THEY WERE KEPT CHAINED TO TREES - LORI HAAKER WENT INSIDE HER HOUSE LEAVING THE LITTLE GIRL OUT WITH THE DOGS AND WHEN SHE RETURNED SHE COULD NOT FIND HER - AFTER SEARCHING THE CHILD WAS FOUND IN THE PEN MAULED BY AT LEAST ONE DOG - SINCE ALL 4 OF THE AMERICAN BULLDOGS  COULD HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE ATTACK  THEY WERE ALL EUTHANIZED.

7.   FEB 23, 2010 - CONYERS GA - 5-DAY-OLD GIRL - JAVARI GARRET -  THE BABY WAS IN A BASSINET BY THE PARENTS BED WHEN THE MOTHER HEARD IT CRYING - WHEN SHE WENT TO LOOK SHE FOUND THE  FAMILY'S  PIT BULL ON TOP OF THE BASSINET AND THEN REALIZED THE DOG HAD BITTEN THE INFANT - THE PARENTS TOOK THE BABY TO ROCKDALE MEDICAL CENTER WHERE IT WAS THEN AIRLIFTED TO CHILDREN'S HEALTHCARE OF ATLANTA EGLESTON- SURGERY WAS PERFORMED AND THE CHILD WAS LISTED IN CRITICAL CONDITION - IT THEN DIED ON TUESDAY FEBRUARY  23.

8 .  MAR 1, 2010 - ASTORIA OR -4-YEAR-OLD GIRL - ASHLYNN ANDERSON - STEPDAUGHTER OF 'AX MEN' STAR JESSE BROWNING, WAS KILLED WHILE SHE WAS PLAYING IN THE YARD BY 1 OF THE 2  FAMILY ROTTWEILERS -HER MOTHER D'ETTE BROWNING LOOKED OUT AND SAW THE DOG AND THE CHILD LAYING ON THE GROUND - SHE WAS TAKEN BY A LIFE-FLIGHT HELICOPTER TO OREGON HEALTH AND SCIENCE UNIVERSITY IN PORTLAND BUT SHE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD ON ARRIVAL - PREVIOUSLY, 4 MONTHS TO THE DAY, THE FAMILY DID HAVE 3 ROTTWEILERS- A DEPUTY WAS CALLED TO THE HOME TO REMOVE A THIRD ROTTWEILER BECAUSE IT HAD GOTTEN AGGRESSIVE AND IT WAS EUTHANIZED.

9.   MAR 4, 2010 - LUCKNOW, LEE COUNTY SC -  65-YEAR-OLD WOMAN - ETHEL HORTON -SHE WAS KEEPING HER NEPHEW'S PIT BULL WHILE HE WAS OUT OF TOWN - THE PIT BULL FIRST ATTACKED HER 71-YEAR-OLD HUSBAND JERRY- ETHEL TRIED TO DEFEND HER HUSBAND  BY USING A PLASTIC PIPE BUT THE DOG TURNED ON HER - SHE HAD AN ENLARGED HEARD AND THE DOG ATTACKING HER CAUSED IT TO FAIL.

10. MAR 8, 2010 - IOWA TRIBAL LANDS SOUTH OF PERKINS OK - 8-MONTH-OLD BOY-JUSTIN LOPEZ -  KILLED BY A  ROTTWEILER THE FAMILY HAD OBTAINED THE DAY BEFORE - THE BABY DIED FROM BLUNT-FORCE TRAUMA TO THE HEAD - RELATIVES SAID THAT MANY DOGS ROAMED FREELY AROUND THE PROPERTY.

11.  APR 15, 2010 - NEWPORT RICHEY FL - 7-DAY-OLD INFANT- THOMAS CARTER -  THE PASCO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE  SAY THE 16-YEAR-OLD MOTHER DIDN'T DISCOVER HER SON WAS DEAD UNTIL A NEIGHBOR KNOCKED ON THE DOOR AND WOKE HER UP AROUND NOON.  THE MOM OPENED THE DOOR THEN TURNED AROUND AND SAW WHAT HAD HAPPENED TO HER NEWBORN SON. - THE PIT BULL BELONGED TO THE BABY'S FATHER.

12.  MAY 22, 2010 - NAPASKIAK AK - 3-YEAR-OLD GIRL - KRYSTAL BRINK -  KILLED BY SLED DOG- THE GIRL WAS VISITING RELATIVES AND SEVERAL GIRLS HAD BEEN PLAYING OUTSIDE FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND WHEN THEY CAME INSIDE THE FAMILY REALIZED KRYSTAL WAS MISSING - AN UNCLE FOUND HER BODY NEAR THE DOGS AND ONE DOG WAS CHEWING ON HER DIAPER.

13.  MAY 28, 2010 -  SAN BERNARDINO CA - 2-YEAR-OLD BOY - NATHAN AGUIRRE - THE CHILD HAD BEEN RIDING HIS TRICYCLE  AND PLAYING IN A FENCED-IN BACKYARD WITH HIS DAD FOR ABOUT AN HOUR - THE DAD WENT INTO THE HOUSE FOR A FEW MINUTES AND THE MOTHER CAME OUTSIDE TO CHECK ON THE CHILD AND FOUND HIM IN THE PIT BULL'S MOUTH -  THE FAMILY HAD HAD THE  1-YEAR-OLD MALE PIT  BULL FOR ABOUT 3 MONTHS.

14.  JUN  3, 2010 - KOKOMO IN - 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL - SAVANNAH GRAGG - SHE WAS OPENING THE DOOR OF THE RESIDENCE TO LET THE FAMILY'S PIT BULL  OUTSIDE WHEN THE DOG JUMPED ON HER, KNOCKING HER TO THE FLOOR - IT THEN BIT HER AROUND THE NECK AND SHOOK HER VIOLENTLY - SHE WAS A SMALL CHILD AND SHE SUFFERED TRAUMA TO HER NECK AND TRACHEA WHICH RESULTED IN A LACK OF OXYGEN TO THE BRAIN -  SHE WAS TAKEN TO HOWARD REGIONAL HOSPITAL IN KOKOMO THEN TRANSFERRED  TO RILEY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN INDIANAPOLIS - THE ATTACK HAPPENED ON SATURDAY AND SHE DIED THURSDAY.

15.  JUN 16, 2010 -  LORAIN COUNTY OHIO - 30-YEAR-OLD MAN- MICHAEL WINTERS - HE AND HIS FATHER APPARENTLY RESCUED DOGS - HIS FATHER RETURNED HOME TO FIND HIM DEAD IN THE DRIVEWAY WITH 100'S OF BITES AND HIS CLOTHES TORN COMPLETELY OFF - 9 DOGS WERE IDENTIFIED INCLUDING 5 BULLMASTIFFS, 1 ROTTWEILER,  AND 3 PIT BULLS.

16.  JUL 12, 2010 - LINCOLN PARK MI - 5-YEAR-OLD BOY -  KYLE HOLLAND - THE BOY'S MOTHER SAID SHE PUT THE PHYSICALLY DISABLED CHILD TO BED ON SUNDAY NIGHT AND WHEN SHE AWOKE ON MONDAY HE WAS DEAD -2 DOGS BELONGING TO HER BOYFRIEND WERE ALLOWED TO LIVE IN THE HOUSE AND AT LEAST ONE IS BELIEVED TO BE A WOLF HYBRID THAT IS ILLEGAL IN MICHIGAN - THE BOY'S BODY WAS PARTIALLY EATEN -  ANIMAL CONTROL WAS AWARE OF THE DOGS BECAUSE OF A BLOODY DOG FIGHT IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND ONE OF THE DOGS WAS PICKED UP BY ANIMAL CONTROL FOR ROAMING FREELY - ANIMAL CONTROL STATED THEY WARNED THE OWNER ABOUT HAVING A WOLF HYBRID BUT HE SAID HE WAS MOVING OUT OF STATE SO HE WAS ALLOWED TO HAVE HIS DOG BACK AFTER PAYING FINES.


17.  JUL 25, 2010 - MEMPHIS TN -71-YEAR-OLD MAN - WILLIAM PARKER - HE WAS WALKING TO A CONVENIENT STORE FOR HIS WIFE WHEN HE WAS ATTACKED BY 2 PIT BULLS  THAT SEVERELY MAULED HIS LEGS - SOMEONE CALLED 911 AND SOMEONE ELSE RAN TO HIS HOME TO ALERT THE FAMILY - HIS DAUGHTER GARDENIA RAN TO HER DAD'S AID, BUT SHE WAS ALSO ATTACKED - 3 OTHERS WERE ALSO ATTACKED INCLUDING 2 FIREMEN WHO ATTEMPTED TO HELP HIM. . 

18.  AUG  5, 2010 -  CONCORD CA - 2-YEAR-OLD BOY- JACOB BISBEE - DIED AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY HIS FAMILY'S 3 PIT BULLS-  HE WAS INSIDE THE HOUSE WITH HIS GRANDMOTHER, UNCLE AND HIS 4-YEAR-OLD BROTHER WHEN HE WALKED INTO THE GARAGE WHERE THE 3 DOGS WERE LOCATED - HE SUSTAINED SEVERE INJURIES AND WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE HOSPITAL - THE FAMILY HAD 5 PIT BULLS - 2 WERE IN THE BACKYARD AT THE TIME.

19.  JUL 31, 2010 - SAN DIEGO (MURPHY CANYON) CA - 2-YEAR-OLD BOY - AARON CARLSON -  KILLED BY FAMILY'S GERMAN SHEPHERD MIX - THE CHILD WAS IN THE UPSTAIRS BEDROOM IN THE MILITARY BASE HOUSINGON LOFBERG ST WHEN THE ATTACK HAPPENED -  HIS MOTHER WAS ASLEEP DOWNSTAIRS WHEN A 7-YEAR-OLD SIBLING CAME DOWN AND TOLD THE MOTHER THAT THE 2-YEAR-OLD HAD BEEN HURT - AARON WAS TAKEN TO RADY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL BUT DID NOT SURVIVE - THE FAMILY HAD OWNED THE SHEPHERD MIX FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS.

20.  AUG 20, 2010 -   MACON GA -46-YEAR-OLD WOMAN -  TRACEY BRAZZELL PAYNE - WAS KILLED BY A PACK OF LOOSE PIT BULLS ROAMING IN THE BACKYARD AT 1284 GLENDALE AV - THE SAME DOGS THAT MAULED PAYNE HAD ALSO ATTACKED A MAN WALKING PAST THE HOUSE THE NIGHT BEFORE BUT HE DID NOT REPORT THE ATTACK- THE CORONER REPORTED SHE DIED OF BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA AND LACERATIONS AND WAS FOUND 6 TO 8 HOURS AFTER SHE DIED - NEIGHBORS REPORTED THAT THEY KNOW OF SEVERAL PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY WHO HAD BEEN BITTEN BY THE DOGS IN THE PAST FEW DAYS.

21. AUG 26, 2010 - MOUNTAIN RANCH CA - 69 YR OLD - JERRY YATES -  MARINE CORPS VET AND SERVED 3 COMBAT TOURS IN VIETNAM - HE OWNED AN 11-ACRE-RANCHETTE AND RENTED A SPACE ON THE PROPERTY TO SHERYL SELLERS FOR HER TRAILER - SHE KEPT PIT BULLS IN A PEN WITH A FENCE INSUFFICIENT TO CONTAIN THEM - HIS SON FOUND HIM BETWEEN 2 CARS OUTSIDE A SHOP BUILDING - HE HAD TORN FLESH AND BITE WOUNDS AND DEFENSIVE WOUNDS INDICATING HE HAD TRIED TO FIGHT OFF THE DOGS - THE CORONER RULED HE BLED TO DEATH - THE DOGS ATTEMPTED TO ATTACK HIS SON AND HE ESCAPED BY GETTING ON A WORKBENCH IN THE SHOP.

22.  AUG 26, 2010 -  LASALLE IL - 7-YEAR-OLD BOY -  JASON T. WALTER - MAULED TO DEATH BY NEIGHBORS 4 DOGS - 3 PIT BULLS AND 1 SHEPHERD MIX IN THE NEIGHBOR'S DRIVEWAY WEDNESDAY MORNING - HIS MOTHER AND BROTHER WOULD REGULARLY VISIT THE NEARBY HOME OF ERIC SHANKLIN IN RURAL MARSHALL COUNTY -  THE BOY DIED BEFORE THE HELICOPTER COULD ARRIVE TO TAKE HIM TO A HOSPITAL - THE MIXED SHEPHERD BELONGED TO SHANKLIN AND THE 3 PIT BULLS BELONGED TO A PERSON STAYING IN A TRAILER ON THE PROPERTY.

23.  AUG 26 , 2010 - HUBBARD TOWNSHIP WI - 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL - TAYLOR BECKER- SUFFERED NON-SURVIVABLE INJURIES AND DIED OF BLOOD LOSS AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY A BOXER IN THE BACKYARD OF FAMILY FRIENDS - THE CHILD WAS ALONE IN THE YARD WITH A 5-YEAR-OLD AKC BOXER NAMED ROCKY - THE DOG WAS TIED TO A POLE ON A CHAIN LONG ENOUGH TO GIVE IT ACCESS TO THE ENTIRE BACKYARD.

24. SEPT 4. 2010 -  ETOWAH, MCMINN COUNTY TN - 85-YEAR-OLD WOMAN - MATTIE DAUGHERTY- MCMINN COUNTY SHERIFF JOE GUY SAID THAT SHE WENT INTO HER HOME SATURDAY MORNING TO CHECK ON HER PET PIT BULL AND IT ATTACKED HER HEAD AND NECK - THE FAMILY HAD RAISED IT SINCE IT WAS A PUPPY AND THE DOG HAD ITS OWN ROOM IN THE HOUSE - SHE WAS A SMALL GENTLE WOMAN THAT EVERYBODY LOVED AND VERY KIND.

25.  OCT 13, 2010 -  WILLIAMSBURG MO - 84 YR OLD MAN - REV JOHN REYNOLDS - FOUND MAULED TO DEATH IN A PEN CONTAINING 17 PIT BULLS OWNED BY HIS SON JOHN - THE SON RAISED PIT BULLS ON PROPERTY OWNED BY HIS FATHER AND HE DISCOVERED THE GRISLY SCENE  BUT THE SON JOHN BELIEVES THAT STRAY DOGS OR A MOUNTAIN LION BROKE INTO THE PEN AND KILLED HIS FATHER AND FLED WITHOUT A TRACE - THE SON DOES NOT BELIEVE HIS DOGS ARE TO BLAME.

26.  OCT 25, 2010 -  JACKSONVILLE FL - 3-DAY-OLD BOY - JUSTIN VALENTIN - KILLED BY THE  FAMILY PIT BULL - RAISED BY THE FAMILY FROM BIRTH - NEVER SHOWN ANY SIGNS OF AGGRESSION BEFORE SAYS THE FATHER  - THE MOTHER WENT TO THE BATHROOM AND THE "PET" PIT BULL GOT TO THE INFANT.

27.  NOV 2, 2010 - MORENO VALLEY CA - 53-YEAR-OLD WOMAN - CHRISTINA CASEY -  KILLED BY NEIGHBORS 2 DOGS- PIT BULL/WEIMARAMER MIXES - SHE WAS FOUND DEAD BY HER BROTHER IN HER YARD IN RIVERSIDE COUNTY - HER BROTHER SAID SHE HAD COMPLAINED IN THE PAST OF THE 2 DOGS REPEATEDLY BREAKING THROUGH 2 FENCES TO HER YARD AND THAT WAS THE REASON SHE WAS MOVING - SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN MOVED OUT IN 2 DAYS -  A FORENSIC DENTIST CONFIRMED THAT  THE 2 LARGE PIT BULL/WEIMARAMER DOGS OWNED BY A NEIGHBOR WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BITES -  SHE HAD CALLED ANIMAL CONTROL AND SHE HAD REPEATEDLY PHONED THE DOG'S OWNER TO RETRIEVE THE DOGS FROM HER YARD AND TO REPAIR THE FENCE.

28. NOV 10, 2010 - RUSK COUNTY TX - 2-YEAR-OLD BOY - KADEN MUCKLEROY - THE CHILD HAD BEEN PLAYING ON A SWING SET WHEN A PIT BULL, OWNED BY THE GRANDFATHER KELVIN MUCKLEROY  FREED ITSELF FROM A CHAIN AND ATTACKED HIM - SHERIFF DANNY PIRTLE SAID NEARLY 30 DOGS WERE TAKEN FROM THE LOCATION - THE PIT BULL THAT.ATTACKED AND KILLED THE CHILD HAD BELONGED TO KELVIN MUCKLEROY'S SON, CALVIN, WHO WAS MURDERED IN LONGVIEW LAST YEAR.

29. NOV 15, 2010 -  PHENIX CITY AL - 5 YR OLD  BOY - CASON  BRYANT - RUSSELL COUNTY CORONER SAYS AS MANY AS 12 DOGS MAY HAVE ATTACKED THE BOY LEAVING HIM WITH MULTIPLE BITES ALL OVER HIS BODY -  THE ATTACK HAPPENED AT 1:00 PM AND HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT 2:30 PM AT THE HOSPITAL - THE DOGS WERE NOT WILD BUT WERE KEPT IN A FENCE AND GOT OUT.

30. NOV 8, 2010 - IDA GROVE IA - 79-YEAR-OLD WOMAN - SHIRLEY LOU BIRD - IDA GROVE SHERIFF WADE HARRIMAN SAID DEPUTIES WENT TO HER HOME WHEN FAMILY WAS UNABLE TO CONTACT HER - SHE HAD SEVERAL DOG BITES AND IT WAS DETERMINED SHE BLED TO DEATH - THE GERMAN SHEPHERD HAD BECOME MORE AGGRESSIVE AND FAMILY MEMBERS SAY SHE WAS HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME CONTROLLING THE DOG - SHE HAD PREVIOUSLY SUFFERED BITE AND SCRATCH MARKS FROM THE DOG.

31. NOV 18, 2010 - LATTA, DILLON COUNTY SC - 25-YEAR-OLD MAN - JUSTIN LANE - KILLED BY HIS OWN PIT BULL - A FAMILY MEMBER FOUND THE BODY  ON WEDNESDAY BUT HE WAS KILLED ON TUESDAY -  HE LIVED IN THE HOME WITH HIS MOTHER - FAMILY SAID THEY HAD NOT HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE 1 1/2 YEAR OLD PIT BULL IN THE PAST.

32.  DEC 8, 2010 - MURRIETA CA - 67-YEAR-OLD MAN - EDWARD MITCHELL -  DIED  FROM  INJURIES SUSTAINED FROM WHEN  THE FAMILY'S PIT BULL ATTACKED HIM ON OCT. 14.  ACCORDING TO THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY CORONER'S OFFICE - THE DOG SEVERELY MAULED HIS THROAT AND GROIN.

33. DEC 20, 2010 -  HOUSTON TX - 3 MO OLD INFANT GIRL - JEANETTE VAUGHN -  WAS LEFT IN AN INFANT SWING WHILE HER MOTHER TOOK ONE OF  HER 9 ROTTWEILERS TO THE BATHROOM TO BATH IT - ANOTHER OF THE FAMILY'S  ROTTWEILERS PUSHED INTO THE HOME AND MAULED THE CHILD TO DEATH.



1 comment:

cravendesires said...

the not so soft side of pit bulls.