Tuesday, November 30, 2010

GARDENDALE AL - THE CITY COUNCIL PASSES BAN ON PIT BULLS

Jan 20, 2010 - Two months after first appearing on an agenda, the Gardendale City Council passed an ordinance  to ban pit bulls and other dangerous dogs from the city limits.  It was first considered in November 2009.  Mayor Othell Phillips said the council had examined similar ordinances passed in the towns of FULTONDALE, MOUNTAIN BROOK  and IRONDALE - All outlying cities  in the greater Birmingham area.

The council was urged to pass an ordinance last year when resident SHAY NICHOLS addressed the council after her dog was killed by 2 PIT BULLS

Then there was a child, TAKERA CHANDLER, age 5,   attacked by a dog that broke its chain near the Forestdale and Coalburg area of Jefferson County also near Gardendale. The child was saved by a passerby Rakisha Shuttles who grabbed a baseball bat from her car and hit the large dog until it released the child. The child received treatment for lacerations of her face and hands at Children's Hospital in Birmingham.

Forrestdale Girl Recovers After Being Attacked by Dog:  http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/01/forestdale_girl_recovers_after.html

Mayor Phillips said there have been four incidents recently in Gardendale with pit bulls and their interaction with humans and other animals and  WE ARE JUST LOOKING OUT FOR PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE  OF THE CITY EMPLOYEES,  FIRST RESPONDERS,  AND CITIZENS.

* The ordinance prohibits anyone from keeping, owning or harboring pit bulls or any other dog deemed vicious or dangerous because of its aggressive nature or capability to inflict physical harm or death.  Residents who currently own pit bulls or dangerous dogs are required to register the dogs and pay a fee of $50.  Such dogs are also not allowed outside a kennel or pen unless securely leashed and muzzled.  Otherwise the ordinance requires the dogs to be securely confined indoors or in a securely locked pen.

* Owners must also post  "Beware of Dog" signs on their property, provide proof of at least $100,000 in liability insurance and provide at least two color photographs of the dog at the time of registration. The sale of ownership of the dogs to another resident within the city limits is now prohibited and - NO MORE THAN TWO REGISTERED ANIMALS CAN BE KEPT AT THE PREMISES AT ONE TIME.  Offspring born to registered dogs must be removed from the city limits within six weeks of birth. Failure to comply with the ordinance will result in the removal of the dogs and fines of up to $500.

http://www.njeffersonnews.com/local/x1085945813/Gardendale-passes-ban-on-pit-bulls

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/01/forestsdale_girl_recovers_after.html


Monday, November 29, 2010

JACKSONVILLE AL - 2 PIT BULLS JUMPED THEIR FENCE TO MAUL A WOMAN IN HER OWN YARD - AN ORDINANCE WAS AMENDED TO PLACE GREATER RESTRICTIONS ON VICIOUS DOGS

ANOTHER NORTH ALABAMA CITY TAKING A STAND FOR THE SAFETY OF ITS CITIZENS - JACKSONVILLE, AL

 Sept 8, 2006 - A Jacksonville Al  woman, Renee Phillips, was attacked by 2 PIT BULLS  while she was in her yard.  The dogs jumped a fence and attacked her mauling her arm.  She required surgery and a hospital stay.  When she returned home, she found the dogs were still at the neighbors' home and she was afraid to stay in her own home - let alone go in her yard.

On Sept. 25, 2006, she went before the Mayor and City Council requesting  that the council please take into consideration an ordinance that would place greater restrictions on vicious dogs and how they should be dealt with when they attack a person. Mr. C.C. McCain of Oxford addressed the Council regarding the seriousness of her pit bull attack and her injuries and time spent in the hospital.
Her daughter, Lori Phillips of Heflin also addressed the Council regarding both the physical and emotional state of her mother since the vicious pit bull attack.

Mayor Johnny Smith said that he expects the City to make some changes to the existing ordinance. The City has been ask to consider an ordinance passed by the City of Oxford, also in Calhoun county, requiring vicious dogs to not only be placed inside a fenced yard but also in a caged area where they cannot get loose and endanger neighbors.

ABOUT 2  WEEKS  LATER - OCT 9, 2006 - ORDINANCE 0-477-07: REGULATION OF VICIOUS DOGS - PASSED  WITH YEAS - ALL!

http://www.getcalhoun.com//alabama810/am810newsarchive/06/sep06/Dateline09-27-06alabama810radionews.htm

http://www.jacksonville-al.org/CITY%20COUNCIL/FY2006%20MINUTES/minutes%209-25-06.pdf


ANNISTON AL - CITY PASSED ORDINANCE AMENDING PREVIOUS ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE NOV.27 2007

ANOTHER NORTH ALABAMA CITY STANDING UP FOR THE SAFETY OF ITS CITIZENS!

A "VICIOUS DOG" is defined in the same words as that of Anniston's sister city - Gadsden Al. The Exceptions, Harboring, and Registration is also basicly the same as Gadsden.  The one difference that I can find at this time is in the Confinement -2. (f)  It can not be less than 20 feet from a neighbors property line.

Section 12:  Regulation of Potentially Dangerous or Vicious Animals- Confinement:

1.  Owners shall provide an exterior perimeter fence suitable to contain an average animal of the same type.  The perimeter fence shall be constructed of chain link or wooden privacy type and shall be at least four (4) feet in height.

2.  Owners shall provide an additional fence or pen of adequate size inside the perimeter fence to humanely confine the vicious animal.

    (a) This additional fence or pen may not share common fencing with the perimeter fence.

    (b) This additional fence or pen must have secure sides and a secure top attached at all sides.

    (c) All four sides of this additional fence or pen must be sunk at least two feet into the ground or the fence or pen must be built over a concrete pad to prevent the animal from digging out.

    (d) The additional fence or pen must have an inward-opening gate and shall be kept locked at all times by a pad lock or key lock except when tending to the care of the animal.

    (e) The sides of this additional fence or pen shall be from ground to top at least twice the height of the animal, the height of the animal being measured from its shoulders.

    (f) The additional fence or pen must not be positioned so that neighbors or passers by have access to the animal.
     IT MUST BE NO LESS THAN TWENTY (20) FEET FROM ANY NEIGHBORING PROPERTY LINE;  AND

    (g) Signs shall be posted on each side of this additional fence or pen stating that a vicious animal is enclosed and shall specify the type of animal enclosed, i.e."Vicious Dog".  Signs must be printed and legible from 20 feet.

    (h) The pen or structure must also provide the animal with protection from the elements and must at all times be kept in sanitary condition.

3. Whenever the animal is outside either the additional fence or pen provided for this section:

    (a) It must be attended by the owner; and

    (b) It must be restrained by a secure collar and leash or rope to no longer than 8 feet and of sufficient strength to prevent escape: and

    (c) IT MUST BE SECURELY MUZZLED SO AS TO EFFECTIVELY PREVENT SUCH ANIMAL FROM BITING ANOTHER ANIMAL OR PERSON.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

ALBERTVILLE AL - PIT BULL BITES ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER

Friday, Sept 24, 2010 - An Albertville animal control officer is recovering after being bitten on the hand by a pit bull Tuesday.  Albertville Police Chief Benny Womack said the incident happened as the officer was responding to a call about a pit bull being in a resident's yard, trying to get at the family's pet in an outdoor pen.

The pit bull was confiscated and officers later discovered the animal had not been registered in compliance with the city under the dangerous animal ordinance.  "Under the ordinance, pit bulls must be registered as a dangerous animal, as do animals that are aggressive  by nature or fall into one of the many categories of the ordinance."  Womack said.  "The owner was issued a citation for failure to register the dog and failure to secure a permit,"  Womack said. "The incident has been reported to the health department."

The dangerous animal ordinance, adopted in 2009, defines dangerous animals as any mammal, amphibian, and reptile or fowl which, due to size or vicious nature to constitute a danger to human life, physical well being or property.  "There are lots of requirements owners must meet so it is not something to be taken lightly."

(Originally written by: Elizabeth Summer, The Sand Mountain Reporter)

http://pitowner.blogspot.com/2010/09/pit-bull-bites-albertville-animal.html


ALBERTVILLE AL - THE CITY PASSES LAW ON DANGEROUS ANIMALS

A STANDUP MAN - A CHIEF OF POLICE THAT TAKES THE LEAD TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE HE SERVES----------
         
              CHIEF - BENNY WOMACK

May 7, 2009- ALBERTVILLE'S POLICE CHIEF, BENNY WOMACK,  STATES THAT PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE TO WALK THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD WITHOUT FEAR........
Womack presented a proposal for an ordinance to control dangerous animals to the city Council at Monday night's meeting. Although the city already had an ordinance on the books, this one is more specific.  Womack stated that he has received a sizable amount of calls this past year regarding aggressive dogs threatening citizens.  It has caused a number of citizens to be afraid to leave their homes or walk their streets:

"I looked at the Gadsden AL City Ordinance regarding all dangerous animals and came up with the ordinance I presented to the City Council.  It defines what constitutes a dangerous animal. THE ORDINANCE WAS PRODUCED WITH THE BREED KNOWN AS THE PIT BULL IN MIND.  IT AND SIMILAR BREEDS THAT PRESENT A MORE AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR TOWARDS PEOPLE AND OTHER ANIMALS.  The law covers the manner in which animals are to be kept, the construction of pens and the requirement they meet all zoning and building codes.  The law governs the display of proper warning signs to be provided by the police department.  All owners of animals included in the ordinance must register and obtain a permit for the animals, provide 2 color photographs, and provide proof of a minimum $100,000 in liability insurance.  A yearly application fee of $25, or $50 for a dog that hasn't been spayed or neutered, must be paid to cover the cost of processing the application and making the signs.  The locations where the animal is kept will be subject to periodic inspection by the animal control officer.  The ordinance applies to animals that have been declared aggressive or dangerous."

The ordinance was passed unanimously by the council and will take effect June 15, 2009.

(Originally published in the Sand Mountain Reporter)

http://www.bullybreedresource.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-1185.html

Saturday, November 27, 2010

BOAZ AL - CITY PASSES DANGEROUS/VICIOUS DOG ORDINANCE AFTER SEVERAL PIT BULL ATTACKS


Mar 12, 2009 - Alice Lee, age 64, had gone to visit a friend and was getting out of her car holding her small dog  when she and her pet were both attacked by the friend's  neighbor's PIT BULL. She was severely injured in the face and her eye completely closed from the trauma.  On Feb. 24, 2010, Mayor Tim Walker stated that over the past year several people have been attacked by pit bulls and the new ordinance is to target any animal that has a tendency to become dangerous.  It will require a permit and $500,000 worth of liability insurance.....protect people first of all and make sure we make a statement about what's best for the animals too.

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2009/03/08-week/

http://www.waff.com/Global/story.asp?S=12039217

http://www.whnt.com/news/sandmountain/whnt-new-animal-rules-boaz,0,3946482.story


BIRMINGHAM AL - 2 PIT BULLS SEVERELY INJURE MAN AS HE WAS WALKING ALONG ON THE SIDEWALK

Sunday - Mar 14, 2010 -2 LOOSE PIT BULLS, a male and a female, attacked 50 yr old Marvin "T-Bone" Bimbow as he was walking along a sidewalk in the 900 block of 47th Place North about 1:10 PM. They dragged him and bit him on his arms, face, and groin and thighs.  One neighbor attempted to break up the attack using an aluminum baseball bat, but the dogs would not let go.  Another neighbor drove up in a pickup truck and he pulled out a 9mm Glock and fired off a shot to scare the dogs away, but they continued their attack. He then shot the dogs three times each, killing them.  The shooter said if he hadn't come along, the pit bulls could have easily killed the man.

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/03/post_509.html


MOBILE AL - MAN ATTACKED BY NEIGHBORS PIT BULL

Oct 25, 2010 - MOBILE AL Monday- Stan Leslie was getting ready to walk his dog when a PIT BULL  came around the corner with no barking-nothing- just straight for an attack on his dog! He began kicking the pit bull off and was bitten on each leg. Police and Animal Control came and took the pit bull.  The owner, Timothy Seelhorst,  is a neighbor who breeds pit bulls and he says he was asleep and someone must have opened the gate and the animal got out.  He has a court date and is facing charges of letting a dangerous dog run loose.  To read more of this story here is a link:

http://www.wkrg.com/alabama/article/mobile-man-attacked-by-pit-bull/1146453/Oct-25-2010_10-05-p/


COLBERT CO AL - ELDERLY LADY LOUISE TINSLEY ATTACKED AND HER POODLE FLUFFY KILLED BY PIT BULL MIX




PIT BULL-11,  PIT BULL MIX-2,  ROTTWEILER-1,  DOBERMAN-1,  SHARPEI-1, BULLMASTIFF-1, BOXER/BULLMASTIFF MIX-1

18.  2-29-08 COLBERT CO AL: Louise Tinsley was coming through her front door with her adult son and her little poodle, Fluffy, when a neighbor's PIT BULL MIX  came after Fluffy.  Mrs. Tinsley was injured on her arms and Fluffy was carried across the yard.  Her son picked up a plastic crate and tried to knock the  pit bull mix off Fluffy.  The dog went for his throat and tore through 2 layers of clothing on her son's chest and Fluffy was torn to pieces! The Tinsley family had to pay to put the pit bull mix in quarantine.  Mrs. Tinsley states she wants the evil animal put down but there are no laws at this time  to keep the pit bull mix from being returned to the owner next door to Mrs. Tinsley!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqPccSg1WKs


Thursday, November 25, 2010

PRICEVILLE AL - PIT BULLS ATTACK TEENAGE BOY - HE FIGHTS THEM OFF WITH POCKET KNIFE

Sunday - Oct 24, 2010 - There are 2 unofficial reports of a vicious PIT BULL attack in Priceville Al off Highway 67.  It has been told by people familiar with the area that a teenage boy was attacked by 2 OR MORE PIT BULLS  and that he fought them off with a pocket knife.  There are comments being made  that the pit bulls had killed other animals in the vacinity before the attack on the boy.   The boy was taken to the hospital with injuries possibly to the chest, shoulder, and neck area.  There are no police reports on this, and talk is that his Mother and the Priceville City leaders want no publicity on this pit bull attack.  More information is needed on this pit bull attack.

7-24-08 - Priceville Town Council Meeting - *Approved Mayor Melvin Duran negotiating with the Morgan County Animal Shelter to patrol streets on regular basis for unleashed animals because of recent dog attacks.


MAPLESVILLE AL - BOY ATTACKED BY BOXER/BULLMASTIFF MIX

May 20, 2010 - An 11-yr old Maplesville boy is in Birmingham's Children's Hospital after being attacked by a neighbor's dog, the Clanton Advertiser reports.

The dog, described as a  BULLMASTIFF/BOXER MIX,  bit the youth on the throat and injured its owner who aided the boy,  Police chief  Todd Ingam said.  The dog attacked the boy whose name was not released after another youngster accidently let the dog escape.  Officers shot the dog.

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/05/maplesville_boy_badly_injured.html


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

SOMERVILLE AL- GIRL ATTACKED BY FAMILY'S ROTTWEILER

June 24, 2006 - The latest technological advancement in wound care at Decatur General Hospital helped a Somerville teen rebound in record time from an attack by the family's 120 pound ROTTWEILER.

Chelsea Montgomery, 13, said she returned home from shopping and found the adult male dog out of it's pen. " As we started walking from the car to the house, it came at me and went for my throat and I blocked him with my arm. My friend kicked it and my mom chocked it and we got in the house.  I was suffering from gaping wounds but the dog kept us in our house for 30 min til my stepdad came and it took --8 SHOTS TO THE BODY TO KILL IT!".................

The rest of the article gives details of the advanced treatment that Chelsea received to make her wounds heal faster.  I say they are all lucky to be alive!

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-147402505.html?key=01-42160D517E19106E170A


DECATUR AL - DOG BITES TRICK-OR-TREATER

Nov 3, 2009 - Garriaun Lee, 6 yr old boy, was trick-or-treating at 1052 Grant St.  when a dog rushed out the door and bit him on the mouth and scratched him on his chest and stomach. The boy was treated at the Decatur General Emergency Room and received stitches.  The owners of the dog who refused to identify themselves said it could have been the door handle on the storm door that hit the boy instead of the dog biting him.

The mother of the boy was told by the Decatur Animal Control Director that the Health Department would be handling the case and they would be the one to seize the dog and quarantine it for 10 days, but a call to the Morgan Co Health Dept. went unreturned. The owner  of the dog, who still would not identify themselves, said the dog had missed its annual rabies shot but the vet said it still should be safe.  The owners also said the dog is an undetermined breed mix they got from a rescue group.  They have a wood fence and a "BEWARE OF DOG SIGN" posted.

-----THE READER IS LEFT NOT KNOWING IF THE DOG WAS EVER QUARANTINED !!!!!!-----------------------------

http://www.decaturdaily.com/stories/Trick-or-treater-attacked-by-dog,46824?content



PHENIX CITY AL - VICIOUS DOGS KILL CHILD IN HIS BACK YARD



Nov 15, 2010 - IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT 5 OF 12 MIXED BREED DOGS  MAULED A 5 YR OLD BOY, CASON BRYANT,  TO DEATH IN HIS OWN YARD IN PHENIX CITY AL.  ALL BUT 1 OF THE DOGS BELONGED TO THE VICTIM'S  NEIGHBOR, CARLTON BROWN.  ONE DOG BELONGED TO THE BOY'S FAMILY.  THE ATTACK HAPPENED AROUND 1:00 PM AND THE CHILD WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE MEDICAL CENTER IN COLUMBUS GA!  RUSSELL CO CORONER SAID CASON BRYANT WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT 2:32 PM ON MONDAY.   THE BOY'S BODY HAS BEEN SENT TO THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF FORENSIC SCIENCE FOR AN AUTOPSY, AND THE DOGS HAVE BEEN SENT TO AUBURN UNIVERSITY TO DETERMINE WHICH DOGS BIT THE BOY.  ONE REPORT SAYS THE CHILD WAS HOME WITH A BABYSITTER WHEN HE WENT OUTSIDE. THE SHERIFF SAID IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE DOGS CAME THROUGH THE NEIGHBOR'S FENCE AND GOT IN A FIGHT WITH THE BOY'S DOG AND HE GOT IN THE MIDDLE.  CRIMINAL CHARGES ARE UNLIKELY AGAINST THE NEIGHBOR DESPITE HIS FAILURE TO KEEP HIS DOGS CONTAINED.  SHERIFF HEATH TAYLOR CALLED THE INCIDENT  "AN UNFORTUNATE TRAGEDY."
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2010/11/2010-fatality-pack-of-dogs-kills-5-year.html

http://www2.wrbl.com/news/2010/nov/16/officers-wrapping-investigation-dog-attack-killed--ar-1098186/


Sunday, November 14, 2010

DECATUR AL - PIT BULL FANS SEEM TO DISLIKE DOGS IN GENERAL AS THEY PUT NO VALUE ON THE SUFFERING THEIR BREED BRINGS TO OTHER DOGS...AND THEY DISLIKE CATS EVEN MORE!

http://blog.dogsbite.org/

A COLLECTION OF COMMENTS FROM VICTIMS AND WITNESSES OF PIT BULL MAULINGS:

1.  THE PIT BULL ATE HALF OF HER ARM OFF, HER BACK AND LEG ---ITS LIKE A GAPING HOLE---NOTHING THERE!

2.  I'D SEEN DOG BITES BEFORE, BUT I'D NEVER SEEN A MAULING. PEOPLE'S OPINION WOULD COMPLETELY CHANGE ABOUT ORDINANCES CONTROLING THIS BREED IF THEY EVER SEE A MAULING!

3.  YOU CAN ARGUE STATISTICS OF ANY KIND, ISSUES REGARDING FAIRNESS AND DISCRIMINATION;  WHAT IS NOT ARGUABLE IS WHAT PIT BULL AVOCATES  CAN NOT AND WILL NOT ADDRESS -  THE MASSIVE VIOLENCE PIT BULL ATTACK VICTIMS EXPERIENCE AND ARE LEFT WITH FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES!

4.  THE MOTHER WAS STANDING IN HER GARAGE HOLDING HER BABY WHEN THE PIT BULL ATTACKED.  SHE MANAGED TO  PUT HER BABY DOWN IN A GARBAGE CAN AND PUT THE LID ON IT.  SHE INCURRED PUNCTURE WOUNDS ON HER ARMS THAT RESULTED IN NERVE DAMAGE. HER HANDS ARE NO LONGER FUNCTIONAL AND SHE CAN NO LONGER TAKE CARE OF HER BABY!

5.  THE PARALYZED  CHILD'S FOOT WAS GNAWED OFF BY THE  PIT BULL PUPPY.

6.  WE WERE JUST SITTING OUTSIDE AT STARBUCKS HAVING COFFEE AND WE HAD OUR DOG MUSKIE WITH US.  THE PIT BULL CAME OUT OF NOWHERE AND AT ONE POINT HAD MY ARM AND MUSKIE'S LEG IN HIS MOUTH AT THE SAME TIME SHAKING VIOLENTLY!  BY THE TIME THE POLICE ARRIVED 10 PEOPLE WERE TRYING TO PULL THE PIT OFF US!

7. THE PIT BULL BIT OFF MOST THE HORSE'S FACE AND INJURY TO A FRONT LEG LEFT IT DANGLING BY A PIECE OF SKIN!  I HAD TO PUT IT DOWN!

8. OUR DOG RARELY BARKED AND HE NEVER SHOWED HIS TEETH....UNTIL THE DAY HE WENT STRAIGHT FOR OUR  CHILD'S FACE!

9.  THE SCREEN DOOR CAME AJAR AND THE BARKING PIT BULL WENT STRAIGHT FOR THE POSTMAN KNOCKING HIM TO THE GROUND AND BITING HIS ANKLES AND FOREARMS.  AS HE LAY ON THE GROUND BEING MAULED THE AMBULANCE AND POLICEMAN ARRIVED AND HE YELLED FOR THEM TO NOT GET OUT...THEY WOULD BE MAULED ALSO.  THE POLICEMAN OPENED THE DOOR OF THE POLICE CAR AND THE PIT BULL CAME AT HIM AND RAMMED THE CAR DOOR LIKE A BULL! THE ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER SAID IN ALL HIS 33 YRS. ON THE JOB HE HAD NEVER SEEN SUCH A SAVAGE ATTACK!

10.  MY BOY WAS JUST 6 YRS OLD. HE'D JUST FINISHED 1ST GRADE WE'D HAD THE DOG SINCE HE WAS A PUPPY. IT WAS THE 1ST TIME HE'D EVER SNAPPED AT ANYONE. WE WERE JUST SITTING THERE WATCHING TV AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THE PIT BULL JUST JUMPED ON HIM AND NOONE COULD GET HIM OFF.  OUR PIT BULL WAS SLINGING MY 6 YR OLD SON EVERYWHERE AND IT KILLED HIM!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87eokgaubXI&feature=related

11.  TWO PIT BULLS ENTERED MY HOME THROUGH A SLIGHT CRACK LEFT OPEN ON SLIDING GLASS DOORS AND ATTACKED ME WHILE I SLEPT.  I SUFFERED DEEP LACERATIONS TO MY FACE, FOREARMS, BACK, AND BREASTS,  AND IT KILLED MY LITTLE DOG!

12.  THE PIT BULL CAME INTO MY GARAGE AND CORNERED ME.  WE HAVE A LEASH LAW BUT A LEASH LAW MEANS NOTHING TO A PIT BULL.

13.  WE WOKE UP TO GROWLING AND THERE STOOD AN 80 POUND PIT BULL AT THE FOOT OF OUR BED AT 3 AM IN THE MORNING.  THE PIT HAD BROKE THROUGH OUR FENCE AND COME THROUGH OUR DOGGY DOOR TO ATTACK OUR DOG IN OUR BEDROOM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT! MY LAB WAS ATTACKED AND I WAS BITTEN ALL OVER AS I WRESTLED THE THING OUT OF MY HOUSE.

14.  NINE YR OLD SCHOOL GIRL REMAINS HOSPITALIZED AFTER SHE WAS ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL GETTING OFF  THE SCHOOL BUS.  THE PIT LOCKED ONTO HER LEG AND WOULD NOT LET GO AND BIT ALL THE WAY TO THE BONE.  DRS. SAVED HER LEG BUT SHE WILL BE DISFIGURED FOR LIFE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBNHSlQR990&feature=related

15.  I TOLD MY SON TO DUCK AND COVER AND I LAID DOWN OF TOP OF HIM TAKING THE WRATH OF THE 1 PIT BULL AND 1 PIT BULL MIX. 

16.  TWO PIT BULLS RIPPED THE FLESH FROM A 26 YR OLD- 1,000 POUND - POLISH ARABIAN MARE,  NAMED  HELVEZIA,  IN A BARN STALL AT THE RED ROCK ARABIAN FARM.  HER EARS WERE BITTEN OFF, HER FACE MUTILATED, AND THE VEINS IN HER LEGS PULLED OUT!

17.  ( 911 call)- "WE HAVE 2 FULL-BLOODED RED-NOSED PITS AND THEY JUST ATTACKED OUR MOM - SHE'S DEAD I THINK- WE CAN'T GET TO HER!  MY BROTHER JUST WENT OUT THERE AND THEY ATTACKED HIM TOO!  THEY DON'T NEED TO GET OUT OF THE AMBULANCE OR THE DOGS WILL GET THEM TOO!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=058s3n6dqn8&feature=related

18.  THE 3 PIT BULLS ATTACKED 3 MEN WITHIN A BLOCK OF  EACH OTHER IN INDEPENDENCE MO:  ONE MAN WHILE HE WAS OUT WALKING, ANOTHER MOWING THE GRASS, AND THE LAST ONE WAS MOWING A FIELD AND HE WAS HURT SO BAD HE WAS STILL IN THE HOSPITAL ---3 MONTHS LATER.

http://youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=mLA4HWDs1_s

19.  OUR 7 YR OLD  DAUGHTER, KASEY,  WAS PLAYING AT GRANDMA'S HOUSE WHEN THE PIT BULL BURST THROUGH THE FENCE AND LATCHED ONTO HER FACE.
WE HIT AT THE DOG WITH METAL GARBAGE CANS THEN HER DADDY REMEMBERED HE HAD A POCKET KNIFE AND BEGAN STABBING IT THROUGH THE NECK. WE TOOK A TOWEL AND TRIED TO HOLD HER FACE ON.  THE DR. SAID HE'D NEVER SEEN AN ANIMAL BITE SO BAD. THE ENTIRE SIDE OF HER FACE FROM HER EAR TO THE JAW LINE- HER EYE AND HER LIP - ALL THAT WAS GONE. WE NEARLY LOST HER THAT NIGHT.  SHE WAS HOSPITALIZED A MONTH!

http://blog.dogsbite.org/2008/09/video-kasey-eyring-7-years-after.html

http://blog.dogsbite.org/2008/02/7-years-after-pit-bull-attack-victim.html


20.  WE'VE HAD 3 EYES RIPPED OUT FROM 3 VICTIMS IN 24 HRS HERE IN TEXAS BY PIT BULLS!   1. IN DALLAS OUTSIDE A SUPERMARKET  TWO PIT BULLS LOCKED ON TO CLARENCE WEBBER'S  FACE AND SEVERELY INJURED AND PULLED OUT HIS LEFT EYE.  2. IN THE SAME ATTACK HELEN FULLER  WAS ALSO INJURED OUTSIDE THE SUPERMARKET BY THE SAME 2 PIT BULLS AND HER EYE WAS PULLED OUT ALSO!    3. ROBERT WILLIAMS JR  IN HOUSTON WAS ATTACKED BY 2 PIT BULLS THAT BROKE OUT OF A KENNEL - PART OF HIS FACE WAS CHEWED OFF AND HIS WHOLE EYE WAS OUTSIDE OF HIS HEAD!

http://blog.dogsbite.org/2009/02/two-adult-texans-get-eye-ripped-out-by.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKoDI9VqdgM&feature=sdig&et=1235734634.28

Saturday, November 13, 2010

OCALA FL - PIT BULL TYPE DOGS KILLED CHILD AT HAAKER DREAM BULLDOG RANCH - ON THE SAME DAY 5 DAY OLD INFANT KILLED BY PIT BULL IN CONYERS GA

http://blog.dogsbite.org/2010/02/2010-fatality-3-year-old-mauled-to.html
Haaker, pit bull attack, dream bulldog
Champion Haaker's      GC  Haaker's UNO of
   UNO of OHK              OHK  GTT2

"WE ARE WORKING  TOWARD A PERSONAL GOAL IN OUR BREEDING PROGRAM WHERE THE EMPHASIS IS ON A TEMPERAMENT THAT IS ABOVE ALL PEOPLE AND CHILD FRIENDLY."

  # 33 DEATHS SO FAR IN 2010:

2-24-2010 - 3-year old, Violet Haaker, was  mauled to death by PIT BULL TYPE DOGS    in Ocala Fl.  Officials report that the offending male dog named Uno was euthanized Wednesday.  Today, the three remaining female AMERICAN PIT BULLDOGS seized at the Haaker's DREAM BULLDOG  RANCH  were euthanized as well.  "No one witnessed the actual attack on the child, but all of the dogs in the pen potentially had access to the little girl during this fatal attack," said Animal Services Director Jill Lancon, "We can't risk another tragedy."

Lori Haaker, the mother of the child, is an active breeder of Scott type American bulldogs and hybrids.  The Scott type and breed standard is by definition a PIT BULL MIX, as the breed was developed by crossing early Johnson lines with the American pit bull terrier.  Particularly ironic is this comment  found on the Haaker web site - "We are working toward a personal goal in our breeding program where the emphasis is on a temperament that is above all, people and child friendly!"

The Department of Child and Family Services is investigating the parents of the little girl. Details of the attack, such as how did the child wander into the pen, remain unclear.  Four American pit bulldogs were chained to different trees inside the pen.  The child was dead by the time emergency responders reached the scene.  The couple has four other children.  The mother was in the yard with her daughter cleaning out the pen when she left the girl to go into the house.  When she returned she could not find her ---then realized she was in the pen with the pit bulls and was being mauled!

ON THE SAME DAY ANOTHER BABY WAS BEING MAULED TO DEATH BY THE FAMILY'S PIT BULL IN CONYERS GA!!!!!!!

2-24-10 -   JAVARI GARRET - 5 DAY OLD INFANT GIRL was killed by a -FAMILY PIT BULL - according to Rockdale Co Sheriff's office.  The mother found the pit bull on top of the infant's bassinet.  The infant was airlifted to Atlanta but died later of the injuries.

http://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2010.php#jane-doe-conyers

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

DECATUR AL- ANIMAL ORDINANCE BEING "LOOKED AT" BY AD HOC SUBCOMMITTEE FORMED

June 7, 2010 - http://www.decaturdaily.com/stories/Biting-the-dog-that-bites-you,61829

This is the only article I can find that shows an attempt of one City Councilman  to improve the Decatur City Ordinances for Potentially Dangerous Or Vicious Animals within the City.  This was written 6 months ago and states that District 3 Councilman Gary Hammon has set up an Ad Hoc Subcommittee of Decatur's Animal Advisory Board and they are drafting a proposal that could be implemented Citywide and could hold owners accountable. 

ANIMAL CONTROL DIRECTOR  SAID THAT HAMMON REQUESTED THE GROUP BE FORMED BECAUSE OF THE 2 PIT BULL ATTACKS THAT HAPPENED LATE LAST YEAR! - 1. JESSIE BROWNING??? 2.  JULIA CORBIN ???

---By the way DECATUR CITY COMMISSION MEMBERS  - 3. Diane Donahue and  4. Orlanda Carbajal were also violently attacked by pitbulls in the past years!------------------------------------------------------
HAMMON SAID, "HONESTLY, I WAS JUST WANTING THEM TO LOOK AT WHAT WE HAD, BECAUSE I WAS AFRAID THERE WOULD BE A CALL FOR A BREED SPECIFIC ORDINANCE AND I DID NOT WANT TO GO THERE BECAUSE THOSE DON'T WORK! 

THE DIRECTOR  SAID THE MOST COMMON AND CONTROVERSIAL DANGEROUS DOG LAWS IN THE UNITED STATES TODAY BAN OWNERSHIP OF PIT BULLS.  SHE CALLED THAT INEFFECTIVE , THOUGH, NOTING THAT THE TERM PIT BULL IS ACTUALLY A GENERIC THAT REFERS TO SEVERAL BREEDS ORIGINALLY BRED FOR  "WORK"   ( NOT FIGHTING?????!!!!!!!!)

She goes on to talk about municipal court  having the power to order proper restraints, upgrading fences, and even  neutering.  She said  committee members hope the law will address
how the court should handle 3 scenarios:

1.  Dogs that show signs of aggression without an actual biting         incident........2.  Dogs that show signs of aggression and bite......
3.  And Dogs that bite without warning.

She went on to say, "While City Officials are "NOT" considering
Breed-Specific Laws,  ownership of pit bull type dogs has been growing in popularity for years and outnumbered Labs taken in last year by the shelter----- 424 to 411."-----   On the 5-Member Subcommittee she says there is:

1.  A pit bull owner
2.  A family member of  a pit-bull attack victim (Mike Browning son of Mr. Jesse Browning - A Victim)

WHO IS # 3, 4,  5 ????
3.  I've heard is a PIT BULL BREEDER????
4.  DIRECTOR OF ANIMAL CONTROL????

SO THIS AD HOC SUBCOMMITTEE IS NOW STACKED PRO PIT BULL AND VICIOUS DOGS 3 TO 1..................WHO IS THE
5.  ???????? MEMBER????? 

It is not reported in the Decatur Daily as far as I can find when these meetings occur or if anyone is allowed to attend to observe. This article does state by the writer that it was not clear when the board would complete its work for eventual consideration by the City Council.

IS IT JUST ME OR ARE THE ORDINARY CITIZENS OF DECATUR BEING COMPLETELY LEFT OUT OF THIS? 

I HAVE BEEN TRYING FOR MONTHS TO FIGURE OUT HOW UNDER CITY  CODES WE HAVE NOW ANYONE IS PROTECTED FROM A PIT BULL TYPE/VICIOUS DOG  THAT CAN BE FRIENDLY AND A SWEET BABY ONE MINUTE AND HAVE YOUR CHILD'S HEAD IN HIS MOUTH THE NEXT WITHOUT WARNING --WITHOUT ANY SIGNS THAT IT IS GOING TO ATTACK---- AND MAULS OR KILLS YOUR CHILD ON ------THE FIRST BITE!!!!!!!

GO TO  THE DECATUR AL WEB SITE HOME PAGE AND CLICK ON CITY CODES.  THEN GO TO ANIMALS AND DANGEROUS ANIMALS SECTION.  YOU WILL SEE WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.  THEN TO COVER THE BARKING/GROWLING/SQUEALING DOGS, GO TO THE OFFENCES-MISCELLANEOUS Sec. 16-15. Animals as health menace or causing obnoxious odor paragraph:  the very last word says - "noises".  It's hidden in public health menace and obnoxious odors and "noises." There appears to be no real noise nuisance laws in Decatur Al.

This is all a person has in Decatur Al to take an owner of  BARKING/GROWLING/LUNGING dogs to court and hold him accountable. Decatur Police will not come out to a barking dog/noise nuisance and  Animal Control will not support ordinary citizens in a NOISE NUISANCE case using City Attorneys our taxes pay for......the ordinary citizen has to "FORK UP " $2,000 TO PAY FOR A PRIVATE ATTORNEY TO GO TO COURT UNDER THESE CODES KNOWING YOU ARE NOT GOING TO WIN!   The owner of the pit bulls will  get Decatur Animal Control to TESTIFY FOR THEM AND SAY, "Oh, those SWEET BABIES DIDN'T BARK WHEN WE WERE OUT THERE AT 2:00 pm,  SOOOOO THEY DON'T BARK!

I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT PIT BULLS ARE THE MOST POPULAR DOG IN DECATUR!  I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT MADE PUBLIC THE TOTAL NUMBERS ON DOGS AND THEIR BREEDS  TAKEN IN,  ADOPTED OUT,  AND EUPHANIZED  EACH YEAR BY DECATUR ANIMAL CONTROL. THIS APPEARS TO BE "BIG BUSINESS" IN DECATUR AS WELL AS OTHER CITIES------ALLOW OVER-BREEDING --THEN CHARGE THE TAXPAYER TO MOP UP AFTER IT ALL:

REAL COST OF 424 PIT BULL TYPE/VICIOUS DOGS        

1. COST OF ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS TO SEIZE  
2. HOUSING/TALL FENCES!!ABOUT 2.5 MILLION
3. VET CARE/TESTING/DAILY CARE
4. ATTEMPTING TO ADOPT OUT
5. EUPHANIZING  ANIMALS THAT CAN'T BE ADOPTED/MOVING ANIMALS TO RESCUE GROUPS IN OTHER CITIES/STATES?

THIS COULD KEEP ANY ANIMAL CONTROL/VETERINARIAN/VOLUNTEERS BUSY THE WHOLE YEAR!!!!!! THEN WHO HAS TIME TO MAKE SURE THE CITIZENS OF THE CITY ARE PROTECTED?

PERHAPS THERE ARE SO MANY PIT BULLS BECAUSE OF THE OVER-BREEDING, NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE THE MOST POPULAR! A RECENT ARTICLE I READ STATED:

 1.  JEFFERSONVILLE, IN - JILL DOLON,  PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER OF THE ANIMAL RIGHTS COALITION, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE FOUNDATION, SAYS ONLY --
--------1 IN 600 PIT BULLS BORN WILL  SURVIVE----------

2.   ANIMAL PEOPLE NEWS REPORTS THAT U.S. SHELTERS KILL ABOUT  1.4  MILLION DOGS PER YEAR --INCLUDING 750,000 PIT BULLS AND CLOSE MIXES.

THAT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE POPULARITY TO ME- LOOKS LIKE OVER-BREEDING!  THIS VICIOUS CYCLE WOULD STOP WITH GOOD ORDINANCES IN PLACE !!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

DECATUR AL: BRAC- BASE REALIGNMENTS AND CLOSURES

People moving into the Decatur Al area should know that this city has no ordinances to control how many dogs a homeowner can have or how loud or what time of day or night they bark.  A neighbor can put a dog pen on a fence line right under your bedroom window filled with dogs and there are no laws to prevent it. Your neighbor can have 13 dogs in a 3 ft high fence and a pit bull can jump the fence and chase you and that neighbor will not even be given a citation as in this article appearing in the Decatur Daily April 7, 2009:

http://www.decaturdaily.com/stories/Not-exactly-doggie-heaven,32225?content_source

Pit bulls can run through a neighborhood and come up on someone's front porch and kill their house pet and attack the Mother of the house causing thousands of dollars damage to her, and the pit bulls are given back to their owner after a 10-day quarantine to begin their rampages through the same neighborhood and go to the same house to attack again!

Millions of Dollars are spent to erect the "BEST ANIMAL SHELTER BUILDING AROUND" . A huge Party is given on  Oct. 30  before Halloween.  Dogs are paraded around in fancy Halloween costumes and expensive  harnesses- even PIT Bulls-many pictures are plastered across the newspaper of all these dogs.... while ordinary citizens are home grieving the LOSS OF THEIR PETS THEY'VE HAD FOR 10 YRS  BECAUSE    DECATUR CITY COMMISSIONERS  CONTINUE TO PUT VICIOUS DOGS/PIT BULLS ABOVE THE SAFETY OF THE CITIZENS OF DECATUR!  IMAGINE THE HORROR OF SEEING YOUR PRECIOUS HOUSE PETS PULLED APART BY PIT BULLS PIECE BY PIECE - ONE EATING ITS BOWELS AND ONE EATING ITS NECK.  The story of this horrific crime will not be told in the local newspaper as the pit bulls in Halloween costumes and expensive harnessess were.

There are cities in Alabama that have had horrific pit bull attacks and their City Commissioners have immediately enacted ordinances that have improved the safety and welfare of its citizens:  http://dogsbite.org/legislating-dogs-alabama.htm

ALBERTVILLE Section:4-36  Pit Bulls declared "Dangerous"

ANNISTON  Section:12    Pit Bulls declared  "Vicious"

BOAZ      News Article    Pit Bulls declared "Vicious"

FAYETTE     News Article   Bans:Pit Bulls

FOLEY

FULTONDALE  News Article  Bans:Pit Bulls

GARDENDALE  News Article Bans:PitBulls

GADSDEN Section:10-221 Pit Bulls declared"Dangerous"

GURLEY

IRONDALE  Section: 3-90   Bans:Pit Bulls

JACKSONVILLE

LANETT  Section: 6-6  Bans:Pit Bulls, Presa Canarios

MOUNTAIN BROOK  NewsArticle Bans:Pit Bulls

ORANGE BEACH Section:10-21 Restricts:Fighting Breeds

PRATTVILLE

Anyone looking to move into the City of Decatur Al whether it be with BRAC ,  a young family starting out with children, or an older retired couple,  YOUR TAX DOLLARS WILL GO TO PAY  DECATUR ANIMAL CONTROL TO  HOUSE AND ADOPT OUT DOGS CAPABLE OF HARMING HUMANS AND SMALL PETS!  ALL WHILE THEY AND THE CITY COMMISSIONERS ENABLE HOARDERS AND OVER BREEDING OF DANGEROUS DOGS THAT JUST FILL UP ANIMAL CONTROL AND USE UP MORE TAX MONEY!   THEY   DO LITTLE TO SERVE THE PUBLIC WITH THEIR NOISE NUISANCE AND VICIOUS DOG PROBLEMS!
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        IT IS CONCEIVABLE THAT DECATUR
        WILL SOON HAVE MORE PIT BULLS
        AND PIT BULL MIXES THAN IT DOES
        HUMANS!

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WHAT GOOD WILL ALL OUR EXCELLENT SCHOOLS DO AND BEAUTIFICATION OF OUR STREETS  IF  PEOPLE CAN'T MOVE ABOUT IN THIS CITY FOR FEAR OF PIT BULL TYPE AND OTHER DANGEROUS BREEDS OF DOGS?

IF I COULD GO BACK 15 YEARS AND KNOW WHAT I KNOW NOW ABOUT DECATUR, I WOULD NOT MOVE HERE.  I WOULD NOT ADVISE ANYONE TO MOVE HERE UNTIL CITY ORDINANCES ARE VOTED IN TO REMEDY THIS INCREDIBLE DANGEROUS DOG PROBLEM WE HAVE AND "THE POWERS THAT BE"  REINS IN  THE  ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS  THAT HAVE FAR TOO LONG MALIGNED AND HAD THEIR WAY WITH AVERAGE CITIZENS OF THIS TOWN.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

TONEY AL - 2 YR OLD BOY, JACE RHINEHART, ATTACKED BY FAMILY PIT BULL




Jace Rhinehart
JACE RHINEHART, 2, WITH HIS MOTHER, DONNA ROBERTS, SIX MONTHS AFTER HE WAS ATTACKED BY  A PIT BULL

Apr 13, 2010- Toney AL- 2 yr old Jace Rhinehart -  "There will likely  be a long recovery for the boy  BECAUSE THE ATTACK WAS SO INTENSE! Face, arms and legs is what I understand",  stated Madison Co Animal Control Director Mike Fritz. "The 2-yr-old boy was outside with his sister playing  with the pet PIT BULL which was chained up in the yard when it suddenly pushed  him down and started biting him in the face!


Jace Rhinehart

Neighbors were coming home from work and saw the mother running down the road with the child and he wasn't breathing.  It took 5 minutes for the mom to get the child loose from the pit bull! The neighbor also said the brown pit bull has attacked other animals and runs loose.  The family has a second white pit bull that also does the same. The pits often chase small children and neighbors have a tough time going out in their yards.  Fritz was under the impression the pit bull will be euthanized.

http://www.waff.com/Global/story.asp?S=12304769

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2010/10/amendment_on_novembers_ballot.html




ATHENS AL - UNCLE'S PIT BULL ATTACKED 6-YEAR-OLD BOY

September 15, 2010 - A 6-year-old Limestone Co  boy, Damion Valladerez,  was attacked by his uncle's PIT BULL at a home on 7th Av. in Athens.  Able Ramos is the Child's uncle and owner of the pit. Children were playing in the front yard and then they came to feed the dog and the attack happened. Damion was bitten on the neck and the lower jaw. He had to get stitches and HIS BOTTOM TEETH REMOVED!   The 7-mo-old pit was euthanized.

http://www.waaytv.com/Global/story.sap?S=13161846

In a related story in the Decatur Daily,  the veterinarian that put the pit  in the above story down comments at the Athens Optimist Club on criticism he has received on social networks for not adopting  out enough dogs and cats:

Athens -  "A dog attack over the weekend is proof that every dog is not adoptable, said Dr. Robert Pitman who operates the Dog Pound  and the Cat House for the city of Athens and Limestone Co.  "No -Kill Facilities are a pipe dream unless they restrict what they take,"  Pitman said.  "There's a reason dogs like pit bulls are tied to railroad stakes with log chains by owners."  Pitman says he takes in about 5,000 animals  yearly and adopts out about 1,000. Unsocial, dangerous dogs and feral cats are euthanized.

http://www.decaturdaily.com/stories/Vet-Dog-attack-shows-not-all-can-be-saved,68275




Saturday, November 6, 2010

LIMESTONE CO AL - 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED A 66 YR OLD MAN - SEVERE INJURIES TO ARM

Oct 8, 2010 -  Limestone Co AL- Willie Paul Fletcher, age 66, was bitten by  2 PIT BULLS  in the forearm, thigh and ankle when he attempted to walk across a neighbor's yard to visit  off  Wall Road.   His nephew, Harold Fletcher says his uncle walked the quarter of mile back to his home and collapsed in his yard with the bone in his arm showing.  The nephew says he is concerned about all the children that play in the area with these dogs running loose.  Mr. Fletcher was treated at Huntsville Hospital and released.

State Representative Randy Hinshaw comments about the problem in neighboring Madison Co where dog attacks have occurred and elderly people have  been chased. A little 2-yr-old boy was attacked and mauled by a pit bull.  We've gone from very rural counties to suburbs with subdivisions and lots of houses and more people. 

(limestone co al man bitten by pit bulls)

http://www.whnt.com/news/whnt-pit-bulls-bite-man100810,0,5115159.story


CULLMAN AL - 2008: A BULLMASTIFF ATTACKED A BAILEYTON CHILD AT FAIRVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH

Selena Burks, 5
            SELENA BURKS

Apr 7, 2008  - Paramedics airlifted a Baileyton Child, Selena Burks,  to a Huntsville  hospital Sunday after a large dog  inflicted life-threatening injuries to her. At  Fairview Baptist Church a BULLMASTIFF weighing between 120-125 pounds bit a 10-yr-old girl and then attacked her 5 yr-old sister pulling her off the swing and started pulling her away!  Her father, William Burks, says his daughter suffers from several injuries including  four crushed ribs, her lungs are bruised, and she has a punctured liver.   Here are some links to the story:

http://www.cullmantimes.com/local/x2055591050/Dog-mauls-girl-at-church

http://blog.dogsbite.org/2008/04/bullmastiff-attacks-child-on-church.html

http://www.whnt.com/whnt-125pounddogattackscullman-8132854,0,321988.story


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

DECATUR AL- PIT BULL ATTACKS: EXAGGERATION OR BARE BOLD TRUTH!

We have been told that we are EXAGGERATING by none other than Decatur Animal Control.  It was recommended that we go over and ask the new neighbors if we could go in the back yard and pet those 4 pit bulls and see how sweet they are.  They are just big ole SWEET BABIES!  Especially the chained and unneutered male!  I have 4 stories for you to read and decide what measure of EXAGGERATION to place on PIT BULLS.  Anyone who doubts us look at the pictures and videos made available and read slowly. Then go to your mirror and look yourself in the eyes and search your conscience for THE BARE BOLD TRUTH:
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Dominic Solesky pit bull attackDominic Solesky pit bull attack


1. Dominic Solesky,  age 9, and two of his friends  in Baltimore MD, were attacked by a PIT BULL April 27, 2007, that broke free from a 4 ft collapsible pen.  He suffered life-altering injuries. The pit bull picked him up by his left leg and repeatedly and violently shook him like a rag doll while dragging him in circles which caused a life-threatening injury - a tear to his femoral artery. He suffered severe blood loss and required multiple transfusions. He remembers the blood flowing from his leg that sounded like someone had turned a water bottle up side down!  A vein from his right upper thigh was removed and grafted to his damaged artery in his left leg. There were areas where the nerves were completely detached.  A procedure call "fasciotomy" was performed - making an incision on both sides of the length of his calf and letting the calf muscle hang out (picture above) of the skin so the swelling would not restrict the flow of blood to the lower leg and foot. A bite left his cheek and tip of his nose hanging.  He had puncture wounds, bites and claw marks on his arms, chest, and back.

http://www.dogsbite.org/blog/2010/03/dangerous-dogs-by-default-extreme.html
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2.  Nick Foley, Cary, IL, age 10, attacked by 3 PIT BULL MIXES Nov 5, 2005- selling Girl Scout cookies with a girlfriend.  They knocked on a boy friend's door who had pit bulls that they had all grown up around.  It was later learned that the female mother pit was a mixed breed  pit bull/Cane Corsa,  and her 2 pups, a male and a female, and they had grown aggressive and the owner was having trouble controlling them.  The dogs growled, lunged, and ran out the door, biting their owner nearly severing his thumb.  Then they went after Nick tearing pounds of flesh from his arms and legs, breaking his bones, slashing nerves, and spilling over half of his blood.  His legs were savaged but it was his right forearm that was ripped of its tissue so badly.  His cheek was ripped open like a tent flap.

The girl friend was able to run away to her house and an ambulance was called for her, but by the time Nick's father found him, 30 minutes had passed.  When neighbors, police, and medics finally began gathering around the yard, they discovered the agony of a pit bull rampage----THE DOGS WERE STILL MAKING WIDE CIRCLES AROUND THE BODIES IN THE GRASS!!!!  THEY WERE POSSESSED!!!!! In the end 6 people were taken away in ambulances and it took several gun shots to each dogs body to kill them.  The doctors had to put an IV beneath Nick's collarbone because his arms were too damaged.  Wounds covered his entire body.  Only his eyes and mouth could be seen.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0608130330aug13,0,3533106.story

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJvt1VWEdOM&feature=related
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                 THIS IS WHY I DO THIS!


3. June 25, 2008 - Charlotte Blevins, 15 mo. old,  Omaha, NE,  attacked and "SCALPED" by a leashed PIT BULL walking with its "RESPONSIBLE OWNER."  She was being pulled in a red wagon by her mother down a sidewalk WHEN THE PIT SLIPPED ITS COLLAR!  - 5 years of surgeries ahead of her!

http://blog.dogsbite.org/2009/05/charlotte-blevins-charitable-benefit.html

http://blog.dogsbite.org/2008/06/charlottes-parent-recount-devastaing.html

http://blog.dogsbite.org/2008/07/bills-mount-for-omaha-family-of-dog.html
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4.  Sept. 9, 2008 - 71-year-old Huong Le, a Vietnamese immigrant, Seatec, WA, attacked by 2 PIT BULLS.  She had walked children to the school bus and was returning to her house.  The 2 dogs "TAG-TEAMED" her.  She was in surgery 10 hours as doctors painstakenly worked to preserve her hearing, reattach her severed ears both of which had been ripped off her head.  They repaired her scalp covered in gashes, her broken jaw, wrist and right arm  that was crushed beyond complete repair, and both legs and both arms covered in puncture wounds and deep cuts.  This was not a dog bite --- it was an attempted dismemberment!.

VIDEO: http://www.kirotv.com/video/17948539/index.html?taf=sea

http://blog.dogsbite.org/2008/09/2-pit-bulls-killed-after-mauling-71.html
            and
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2008169935_pitbulls10m.html?syndication
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If any of you can read these stories and come out not being touched by them, there is something wrong with you!   There is no way this situation can be EXAGGERATED! IT IS WHAT IT IS!  These animals should be highly regulated just as lions, tigers, bears, crocodiles, chimpanzees......WE ARE NOT ZONED IN THIS SUBDIVISION FOR A ZOO, WILDLIFE REFUGE, OR SOME RESCUE HAVEN FOR WILD ANIMALS.  WHEN WE PURCHASED THIS HOUSE WE WERE NOT TOLD THAT DANGEROUS ANIMALS WOULD BE CHAINED AND POSITIONED 30 ft FROM OUR PATIO AND 40 ft FROM OUR BEDROOM. WHEN WE BOUGHT A HOUSE AND LOT IN DECATUR AL WE ASSUMED THERE WOULD BE NO NOISE THAT WOULD WAKE US UP, KEEP US FROM ENJOYING OUR BACKYARD, OR A DANGER  WHEN WE ATTEMPT TO CLEAN UP OUR YARDS.  We lived here safely, we thought, for 14 years.  This last 15th year has been HELL ON EARTH!

Once again let us repeat,  A Decatur Al trained Animal Control Officer recommended that we go in that back yard where strange pit bulls are and attempt to reach out and pet them.  Need we say more...........


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

DECATUR AL - 4 PIT BULL ATTACKS: DIANE DONAHUE, JESSE BROWNING, JULIA CORBIN (2 ATTACKS!)

Help me to understand citizens of Decatur Al.  The 2 pit bulls that attacked Mrs. Diane Donahue and murdered her Gigi were held until a judge made the decision to euphanize them.

The 2 pit bulls that attacked Mr. Jesse Browning were euthanized. 

The 2 pit bulls that came up on Mrs. Julia Corbins' porch and  murdered her little Heidi  and attacked her were quarantined for 10 days and then turned back over to their owner to run loose in the neighborhood for the next 10 months so they could come back the 2nd time and attack and murder the little cat, Fluffy,  that got away from them 10 months earlier!  Who made this decision?  Was it determined by the vet where they were quarantined?  Or was it determined by Decatur Animal Control or a Judge?  Or Who? And How was this decision made?  What test was used that would tell what these pit bulls would do in the future? There are no newspaper articles-nothing we as citizens of Decatur can go to to find out this information!

Now, after they  were determined to be totally rehabilitated or they  were  determined to not be  dangerous anymore in that 10 days,  they were given back to the irresponsible person that let them run loose in the first place.  How was it determined that after the damage this pit did to Mrs. Julia, this person was going to make sure they stayed "rehabilitated".  As reported in the Channel 48 news story, the animal control officer?????  or  a policeman????
issued a "citation" and the pit bulls were returned to the owner.
This is very confusing because I was told by Mike Browning, Mr. Jesse Browning's son, that Decatur Animal Control Officers could not issue citations...that only a regular policeman could issue citations!

I'M TRYING TO FIGURE ALL THIS OUT????????

The 4 pits that live next door to us now had quite a history with Decatur Animal Control we found out after finding the address where they had lived previously  in Decatur. Animal control had been called  multiple times by 4 different neighbors on each side and behind  for several  reasons.  But Decatur Animal Control had no record of this when we requested this information in a letter to them!

*Now,  why was the owner of the 2 pits that attacked Mrs. Diane Donahue not just cited after the 10 days quarantine and then returned to the owner? 

*Why was the owner of the 2 pit bulls that attacked Mr. Jesse Browning not just given a citation and let them go back to their owner after 10 days.

* All 3 victims - Julia Corbin, Diane Donahue, Jessie Browning - were brutally attacked!   Why were the 2 pit bulls that attacked Julia Corbin allowed to go back in the neighborhood to terrorize the Corbins for nearly 1 full year???  Why  the inconsistency in how Decatur Animal Control deals with dog issues out in the public?