Monday, February 28, 2011

SACRAMENTO CA - MOTHER TALKS ABOUT BOYFRIEND'S PIT BULL THAT ATTACKED HER SON AND NEARLY TOOK HIS LIFE



Feb 6, 2011 - Sacramento CA - "I would have never thought that dog would have ever attacked us,"  says 20 yr old Nicole Negron. She and her 2 yr old son were at a boyfriend's house in the kitchen when the toddler turned and went into the living room where the dog was.  Negron says it was no more then 30 seconds that she did not have her eyes on her child......She heard the Pit Bull growl and the child cry out and she ran to him and saw the blood coming  from his head. She got her son away quickly then the dog came for her and bit her in the leg. 

Here is the link for video and more pictures:

http://www.news10.net/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=121766

WEST CHESTER PA - COUPLE GETS PIT BULL MIX FROM WOMAN AT CONVENIENCE STORE-DOG ATTACKS 4-MO-OLD BABY-THEY MAKE UP STORY THAT WILD DOGS ATTACKED BABY !!!

Saturday, Feb 26, 2011 - West Chester PA - Common Pleas court Judge Anthony Sarcione told  Michelle Huskins, 31,  as he imposed a sentence of three years probation:

"I GUESS THE MORAL OF THIS STORY IS TO BE CAREFUL WHAT KIND OF 'WILD ANIMAL' YOU TAKE INTO YOUR HOME"

According to the facts of the case in the arrest affidavit filed by Chester County Detective Robert Dougherty, Michelle Lynn Huskins and Derek Huskins were guilty not just of bringing the dog into proximity with their child without judging its aggressiveness, but also of delaying medical treatment for the child after the attack.

According to the criminal complaint, On Dec 17, 2009, Huskins and her husband had gotten the dog from an unidentified woman they had met at a convenience store.  They brought it home to her parents house where they were living, and took it to the second-floor bedroom where they stayed.  At some point, Derek Huskins left the room and the dog jumped on the bed, where Michelle Huskins was lying with the 4-month-old baby.  The dog began to sniff the baby, then grew agitated and bit the child's leg.  The dog held on to the baby as Huskins tried to pull him away and swung it back and forth like a rag doll  until her husband returned and pried open the dog's mouth.

The couple then tried to treat the child's injuries by themselves that night, but the next morning she took the baby to Chester County Hospital because his leg was swollen.  She then told this false story to the hospital that wild dogs had attacked and hurt the baby on the street and that she had to send her 4-yr-old home to get her husband so he could fight them off.   The child was then transferred to A.I. DuPont Hospital in Wilmington in critical condition.....suffering from:

DOG BITES, A FRACTURED RIGHT LEG, AND A SKULL FRACTURE

Detectives questioned the mother further and learned that Huskins had lied about not having any dogs in her home.  they reinterviewed her and she then admitted that she had made up the story about the wild dogs attacking the child.  They endangered the child not only because they delayed treatment and put the child in close contact with the dog, but also because their initial story may have led to their child having to undergo rabies shots if she had persisted in telling it.

Derek Huskins is still awaiting trial.  The Pit Bull Mix was euthanized.

http://dailylocal.com/articles/2011/02/26/news/srv0000011020772.txt

Sunday, February 27, 2011

TAKOMA PARK MD- CONSIDERS BAN AFTER PIT BULL ATTACK ON TEEN

Danny Jones, 15, spent three days in the hospital. He is still trying to regain full motion in his left arm.

Sep 17, 2007- Takoma Park-Montgomery Co MD- A 15 yr old boy, Danny Jones, was skateboarding the 4 blocks home from his cousin's house. He had done it many times before, but this time only yards from his front yard, he was attacked by a neighbor's Pit Bull.  The Pit Bull 1st jumped on Danny and bit into his left bicep and dragged him to the pavement.  It let go momentarily and Danny jumped up and ran around a parked car.  But the dog chased and bit into his left forearm and clamped down.  Danny tried punching it in the face with his other hand but it would not let go. A neighbor, Jim Flaherty, heard his screams and rushed to help, but he could not force the dog off Danny.  Finally it loosened enough that Danny could bolt and jump a fence and rush to a stranger's house.  He had puncture wounds to both sides of his arm, a 2 inch chunk missing from his forearm and a partially severed tendon....3 DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL WITH AN INFECTION!

The Pit Bull's owner says someone left the gate open.  It's the only time the Pit Bull ever got out.  He has apologized and offered to pay his medical bills, but he has since learned that ....HIS HOMEOWNERS POLICY , LIKE MOST IN MARYLAND, DOESN'T COVER ATTACKS BY PIT BULLS!  The medical bill is already $12,000 and climbing. Danny needs continued physical therapy.

.....This is a long article and goes into all the Dangerous Dog/Animal Control Issues and the banning of pit bulls in the counties around  the Washington D.C. area. But Danny says at the end of the article:  "I don't want to ban them.  But I don't want to be around them."

MY COMMENT: I DON'T WANT THEM AROUND ME EITHER!  Danny is just 15 yrs old when this happened to him.  He may grow up and buy a house and find them yards away from him  in the yard next door.

Here is the link:

http://www.washingtonposts.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/16/AR2007091601632.html

Or just type in:Takoma Park considers Ban After Pit Bull Attack on Teen

DECATUR AL-"MAUL TALK MANUAL MOMENT" A PIT BULL APOLOGIST-INDIVIDUALS THAT MAKE EXCUSES FOR PIT BULLS IN THE WAKE OF A SERIOUS OR FATAL PIT BULL MAULING

In Nov 2009 as I stood in my front door talking to a Decatur Animal control officer ( who had a policeman at his side) in response to a complaint of noise nuisance by a neighbor's 4 PIT BULLS, I listened as I was told that Dachshunds are more aggressive than Pit Bulls and that Pit Bulls are the most abused dogs. I did not understand what Dachshunds had to do with our situation  and I did not understand what all the abused Pit Bulls in the World had to do with letting those 4 Pit Bulls next door to us bark in a frenzy 24 hours of the day. So I attempted to express how fearful we were of the 4 Pit Bulls next door and I said to the animal control officer:  " I know what Pit Bulls can do....I read the story of Mrs. Diane Donahue that lives less than a mile from here and I know how  that  Pit Bull attacked and  killed her little Gigi and injured her.  We  can't go in our back yard for these 4 Pit Bulls growling and lunging at us and it sounds like they are coming out of their pens on us"............The Decatur Animal Control Officer offered up excuses as to why the Pit Bulls attacked Gigi and injured Mrs.Donahue:

..... Well, those Pit Bulls that did that to Mrs. Donahue.....well, the owners weren't feeding them and taking care of them like they should have been.......if the owners had been taking care of them, they would have never attacked Mrs. Donahue's dog and knocked her down and bit her.................

MY COMMENT:  I am an outside person.  In years past I have had many dogs approach me - either lost, a stray, or a dog that's just escaped it's pen.  They seem to know that I like dogs in general. When they were really skinny, and looked up at me as to say they were really hungry, I got them something to eat.  Not once have I ever had a dog attack me or one of my dogs, knock me down and bite my hands, arms and legs because they were hungry!!!!!!!!!!!!!  A hungry dog just looks at you with a hungry look hoping you will feed it... it doesn't attack you.

MAUL TALK MANUAL- “Pit bull apologist”
http://maultalk.wordpress.com/

Pit bull apologist is a term first seen in a 2005 SAN FRANCISCO Weekly article titled, “The Pit Pendulum,” written by Matt Palmquist. Just a few days later, C.W. Nevius of the San Francisco Chronicle used it in, “Pit bull fans lobby hard against limits.” Since the 2007 launch of DogsBite.org, the term has been in continuous use on the site and describes individuals that make excuses for pit bulls in the wake of a serious or fatal pit bull mauling. Possibly the most notorious apologist is Kathy Jenks, the director of Ventura County Department of Animal Regulation, who tried to whitewash the actions of the pit bull (make it appear that all dogs would have behaved similarly) after it killed Katya Todesco.

When the little girl picked up the cell phone, was kind of waving it…Whether the child then tripped over the dog or got to the back of the dog — somehow startled the dog — and the dog, being a dog, was startled and reacted, thinking it was being preyed upon – Kathy Jenks

A more recent example is Cherie Travis, Executive Director of the Chicago Commission on Animal Care and Control of Chicago, who attempted to mislabel 6 pit bulls as “mixed breeds” after they brutally mauled 56-year old Johnny Wilson to death.

Despite the Chicago Police Department identifying the dogs as pit bulls, director Cherie Travis is now intentionally misleading the media, the citizens of Chicago and the entire U.S. public by stating that the dogs are actually “mixed breed,” but she couldn’t name the breeds until further evaluation. Travis is clearly a pit bull apologist placing the “protection” of the pit bull breed at a higher priority than reporting the truth about the fatal attack of a human being.

Other pit bull apologists are popping through the seams as well “to soften” the impact of pit bulls killing two American citizens in a nine-day period. Animal behaviorist Suzanne Hetts, who is quoted in the updated article, said that the “dog’s breed” isn’t the most important factor. “Usually it’s a perfect storm situation… – DogsBite.org

OMAHA NE AND LAKE PARK FL - 2 PIT BULL INCIDENCES IN PetsMart - ONE PUPPY KILLED AND ONE PUPPY INJURED

 ***** NEVER, EVER LET YOUR GUARD DOWN WHEN IT COMES TO THE SAFETY OF YOUR BELOVED PET *******

Apr 18, 2007 - Omaha NE - The incident happened at PetsMart near Oakview Mall. The owners of a Golden Retriever Puppy name Bailey  watched in horror as a Pit Bull attacked and killed their puppy at an Omaha pet store. Jessica Rosenthal said both her puppy and the Pit Bull had been dropped off for grooming services.  She said she had just arrived to pick up her puppy when the Pit Bull  "SOMEHOW"  got out of its kennel and rushed toward  Bailey. 

"I started yelling, 'Oh, my God,' to get someone's attention," Rosenthal said.  "Then I ran in, my husband ran in and straddled the Pit Bull.  I grabbed my Puppy.  It was just dangling --just hanging there."  The Golden Retriever Puppy died less than an hour after the attack.  They only had Bailey for one month. The attack was caught on videotape but it evidently was not made public.

The Nebraska Humane Sociey  took custody of the Pit Bull and says the dog was well taken care of and loved by its family and the family is sickened by the incident.  They will be ticketed for harboring a dangerous animal.

http://www.ketv.com/print/12418100/detail.html


Apr 13, 2010 - LAKE PARK, FL -In a more recent incident , Kristina Coleman took her little Jack Russell Terrier puppy, Roxy,  into a PetsMart  store on Okeechobee Blvd. and a Pit Bull attacked her first grabbing her on the face and then flipping her over and biting her abdomen.  Coleman wants PetsMart to change its policy making all large and potentially dangerous animals wear a muzzle while in the store.  Here is the link to Kristina Coleman and Roxy's story and  video:

http://www.wpbf.com/r/23137926/detail.html

COLUMBIA MS - TANYA BARNES- ATTACKED IN THE FACE BY FRIEND'S FEMALE PIT BULL

Tanya Barnes, pit bull attack
Apr 15, 2010 - Columbia Ms - Tanya Barnes was visiting a friend that had 2  Pit Bulls.  The female had puppies and only one was left and because of the interactions that went on in the room, she wound up being attacked in the face by the female Pit Bull.  Her doctor says that she is extremely fortunate to be alive.  She tells her story in these heart wrenching videos:

Her doctor speaks in this video:

http://www.wdam.com/Global/story.asp?S=12321329

Her story is also told on blog.dogsbite.org and it has the longest video with the complete story:

http://blog.dogsbite.org/2010/04/tanya-barnes-recounts-violent-pit-bull.html

Saturday, February 26, 2011

PROVIDENCE R I -HERO AND BRAVE, BRAVE MOTHER, MONICA SOREL, FIGHTS PIT BULL FOR HER BOSTON TERRIER , PEPPER

Tue Jun 29, 2010 - MUST SEE VIDEO OF THIS BRAVE 65 YR OLD MOTHER OF 5 - She was sitting on her front porch with her Boston Terrier Pepper when a 60 pound Pit Bull got away from its "handler"???  and charged them. Monica Sorel managed to fight off the Pit Bull twice - even rolling down the steps onto the ground below as she had it in a choke hold!.....but it charged little Pepper the third time and chomped down on her.  Sorel then tried to pry the Pit Bull off Pepper and the Vicious Dog bit her.  Both she and Pepper were treated for serious puncture wounds. The Pit Bull is in state custody awaiting a Vicious dog hearing.  Here is the link:

http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/providence-pitbull-attacks-woman-and-dog

MY COMMENT:  WHY DIDN'T THE "RESPONSIBLE PIT BULL ""HANDLER"" GET CONTROL OF HIS PIT BULL??????!!!!!!!!

CANTON OH - DANIELA SEXTON SAYS SHE IS CERTAIN: "IF THE MAN HAD NOT GOT THE PIT BULL OFF ME WHEN HE DID, IT WOULD HAVE RIPPED MY WHOLE FACE OFF!"


Daniela Sexton of Canton talks about injuries she received when a neighbors pit bull dog attacked her, injuring her face, arm and leg.

"I CAN'T FEEL MY FACE.  IT'S LIKE IT'S PARALYZED.  I FEEL MY HAND.  I FEEL MY LEG.  I JUST CAN'T FEEL MY FACE."

Sep 17, 2010 - Daniela Sexton has lived in her home 10 yrs.  Her neighbors, who rent their house, have not lived there very long.   She came home from work on Tuesday  to find her next-door neighbor's car in her driveway. She went to ask him to move it....but she never got the chance.  When she knocked on the neighbor's door, a large PIT BULL charged out and ripped into the side of her left leg. She put up her arms to cover her neck and face...the dog released her leg...and grabbed her arm shaking and jerking it down..............

"AND THEN HE WENT FOR MY FACE...HE CLAMPED DOWN AND HE WOULDN'T LET GO.....JUST HANGING OFF MY FACE....I'LL NEVER FORGET"........

One of the several young men in the house came out to the bloodied porch and grabbed the dog and took it inside.  Daniela Sexton says she is certain that if the man had not come out when he did and had she moved again, THE DOG WOULD HAVE RIPPED MY WHOLE FACE OFF!  A blood vessel had been torn inside her leg and her face was gashed so deeply she has stitches inside her mouth and the gashes go to above her left ear.

To hear the horror of this  attack from Daniela herself go to:

http://www.cantonrep.com/news/x966117370/Video-Woman-recalls-attack-by-neighbors-pit-bull

Friday, February 25, 2011

FORT LAUDERDALE FL-HERO-MARK ALMY-PRIED OPEN THE JAWS OF A PIT BULL THAT WAS BITING A 6 YR OLD GIRL

Jun 30, 2009 - Nakaylah Smith age 6 was riding her bike in front of her home when a neighbor's Pit Bull got through a gap in the fence and attacked her. Nakaylah's mother, Kalandra Smith, said, "It just happened in a split second-the dog just yanked her off her bike.  She has a bad bite on her leg and needed 16 stitches.  A neighbor Mark Almy said it wasn't easy pulling the Pit Bull off the little girl.  The dog's fate is in the hand's of Broward Co Animal Control.  Here's the link:

http://www.thegrio.com/news/fort-lauderdale-man-saves-six-year-old-from-dog.php

AUBURNDALE FLORIDA WOMAN WRITES ABOUT BEING ATTACKED BY NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL SHE HAD KNOWN AND BEEN FRIENDS WITH FOR 5 YEARS-FROM A PUPPY

Feb 25, 2011 - Letter to the Editor-THE LEDGER- Lakeland Fl-Pit Bull Danger:

Feb 10, 2011 - I lived next to a couple who had a Pit Bull for five years, from a puppy.  They were loving and took great care of this dog.  He had never been mistreated.  He stayed in the house but did have the run of a large, fenced yard.  I had visited many times, and we had many visits in their yard chairs with the dog at my feet.

One morning, as usual, I called the dog by name, bent over and reached out my hand,  palm up to make sure he recognized me.  He lunged at my face, teeth bared.  Because I jumped back, he missed my eyes but caught my mouth and under my chin, ripping them open.  I had to have plastic surgery and still have a scar on my lip.  The biggest scar does not show.  I will never forget those teeth coming at my face.  After 15 years I have chills and nausea when I see a Pit Bull, even a picture.

I don't blame the dog, he was doing what generations before him had been programmed to do.  But no one can tell me how this was my fault or the owner's fault.  I resent someone who says it was carelessness or stupidity on the part of me or the loving owners of this dog that caused this attack. 

I would not suggest taking someone's pet away.  But, with few exceptions, different breeds of dogs have different traits.  Breeds such as Labrador Retrievers are gentle.  While they might cause a ruckus, if they do turn on anyone they bite, they do not attack to mangle and kill.  Thank God it was me, not a child, that day.

BEVERLY JUNE SCOTT
Auburndale, Fl

http://www.theledger.com/article/20110225/EDIT02/110229861/1001/business?Title=Pit-

DOUGLAS CO GA-3 PIT BULLS ATTACKED A DOUGLASVILLE WOMAN-DOGS RIPPED INTO HER FACE, ARMS, LEGS, FEET-NEIGHBORS ARE HER HEROS

Dog attack victim

Jul 8, 2010 -Frankie Forsh, age 56, says she doesn't know how many stitches she has.  "I don't know how many puncture wounds I have.  I'm probaby still in shock, it's so surreal."  She was walking in her neighborhood Monday morning when 3 Pit Bulls owned by Akmad Rahim Coleman attacked her.  She fell to her knees and the dogs ripped into her face, arms, legs, and feet. Neighbors came to her rescue and were able to finally beat the dogs off of her and she was rushed to an area hospital.   Coleman was out of town and had left his dog's in a caretaker's charge, but he is still responsible because they are his dogs. He was cited with  20 violations for improper restraint, canines attacking a human being without provocation and several counts of failing to provide adequate shelter and water.  See pictures, video, and more at this link:

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/24180655/detail.html

LAMONT CA -IN EARLY FEBRUARY A 35 YR OLD MAN WAS KILLED IN A COCKFIGHT IN TULARE CO CA

http://blog.dogsbite.org/   has a new post this week on:

COCKFIGHTING:  A BLOODSPORT LARGELY UNREALIZED BY THE AMERICAN PUBLIC

and

MAN KILLED IN COCKFIGHT IN TULARE CO CA IN EARLY FEBRUARY


I've been holding on to several articles on cockfighting in Alabama:

Tues Mar 2, 2010:
http:/www.leftinalabama.com/diary/5839/cockfighting-bill-in-alabama-legislature-again------COCKFIGHTING BILL IN ALABAMA LEGISLATURE AGAIN THIS YEAR....The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has sent out an action alert to members, reminding them that the Alabama Legislature has the opportunity --AGAIN--this year to make cockfighting  a felony in the state of Alabama.

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2009/01/alabama_cockfighting_law_the_n.html

Jan 28, 2009
ALABAMA COCKFIGHTING LAW THE NATION'S WORST, HUMANE SOCIETY SAYS:  by Tom Gordon - The Birmingham News

If laws are supposed to have teeth to be effective, Alabama's law against cockfighting is pretty much toothless, acording to rankings released today by the Humane Society of the United States.  In the rankings, which cover the 50 states and the District of Columbia, Alabama's law was listed 51st.  Cockfighting in Alabama is a misdemeanor punishable by a minimum fine of $20 and a maximum fine of $50.  IT IS LEGAL TO ATTEND A COCKFIGHT, OWN FIGHTING BIRDS, AND OWN COCKFIGHTING PARAPHERALIA. 

     (MY COMMENT:  WELL, NOW I KNOW!  I'VE BEEN TRYING TO FIND OUT JUST WHAT THE LAWS ARE.  JUST LIKE HOG-DOGGING IN ALABAMA,  I NEVER DREAMED IN A MILLION YEARS!!!!!!!)

"Cockfighters find safe haven in Alabama because the state's minimal penalties for the crime can be easily offset by gambling winnings," the Humane Society said in a press release.  "In cockfights, roosters have knives strapped to their legs and are forced to fight to the death for the perverse sake of revelry. It's time for Alabama to eradicate cockfighting and the cruelty and associated criminal activities associated with it," said MINDY GILBERT, the Humane Society's Alabama state director, "Those who entertain themselves and make a profit from this cruel blood sport should face consequences that are greater than the gains that come from breaking the law."

In the upcoming legislative session, Sen. Hinton Michem, D-Albertville, and Rep. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster will be introducing bills to "impose the appropriate felony-level penalties for cockfighting," the Humane Society said.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

PORT ROYAL SC -THIS TIME ITS A BULL MASTIFF THAT BURST THROUGH A WOOD FENCE AND HAS NOW ATTACKED 2 CHILDREN

Another Dog Attack In Port Royal, Bull Mastiff Has Biting History



    WIKIPEDIA IMAGE OF A BULL MASTIFF

ANOTHER DOG ATTACK IN PORT ROYAL SC.  THE FIRST WAS A BRUTAL ATTACK BY A PIT BULL ON 3 YR OLD DANIELLA RAMIREZ LAST THURSDAY.  ONLY 2 DAYS LATER, AN 18 MO OLD WAS ATTACKED BY A BULL MASTIFF JUST A FEW MILES AWAY.  THE CHILD WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AND IS GOING TO BE OKAY.   HOWEVER, ACCORDING TO REPORTS, THIS SAME BULL MASTIFF, ATTACKED A 3 YR OLD IN THE SAME YARD BACK IN OCTOBER.  THE VICTIM'S FAMILY  WANTS TO KNOW WHY THE DOG IS STILL THERE?

AMY CONIGLIO DESCRIBES HER BIG FAMILY GATHERING SATURDAY AS HAPPY AND CHEERFUL UNTIL SCREAMING BEGAN FROM THIS PART OF THE BACKYARD. ALL OF A SUDDEN THIS BIG DOG CAME THROUGH THE BOTTOM OF THE FENCE AND GRABBED A HOLD OF HER NEPHEW'S PANT LEG.  HE TRIED PULLING THE 18 MO OLD UNDER THE FENCE, BUT THE BOY'S MOTHER WAS WATCHING CLOSE AND GOT THERE IN TIME. SHE KICKED THE DOG TO GET IT TO RELEASE THE TODDLER.  AMY IS INFURIATED BECAUSE IT'S THE SAME DOG THAT BIT HER SON 4 MONTHS AGO. SHE FILED PAPERWORK WITH PORT ROYAL POLICE AND THE DOG WAS QUARANTINED 10 DAYS, BUT THEN RETURNED TO THE YARD NEXT DOOR.

SHE FEELS THAT AFTER THE 1ST BITE, THE BULL MASTIFF SHOULD HAVE BEEN GONE.  AND SHE FEELS VERY THANKFUL IN BOTH CASES BECAUSE ADULTS WERE CLOSE BY TO REACT FAST.  "IT ONLY TAKES SECONDS TO MAUL AND SCAR A CHILD OR KILL THEM," SHE SAYS.

ACCORDING TO PORT ROYAL POLICE, THE OWNER, KATIE GOTTSCHALK, WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH DANGEROUS ANIMAL ATTACK ON HUMANS.  SHE WAS BOOKED AND RELEASED FROM THE BEAUFORT CO DETENTION CENTER WEDNESDAY.

POLICE SAY THE ATTACKING BULL MASTIFF IS BACK WITH HER!!!

http://www2.wsav.comnews/2011/feb/24/another-dog-attack-port-royal-bull-mastiff-has-bit-ar-1504002/




LIVERMORE FALLS NY-11 YR OLD NEW YORK BOY ATTACKED BY PIT BULL

Apr 1, 2010 -LIVERMORE FALLS NY- An 11 yr old  boy,  Brandon Thomsen, that was attacked by a Pit Bull Tuesday has come through surgery and is doing better says his father, Garry Thomsen. He is expected to have more surgery on Thursday to clean his wounds.  It happened in friend Jessica Anderson's home.  She and Garry Thomsen had left Brandon and her 12 yr old daughter home babysitting two smaller children while they went to visit friends.  However, there was  also  a 1 yr old male Pit Bull in the home that she says she was "TAKING CARE OF FOR A FRIEND."   It  was kept in a kennel in the living room.  When they were informed of the attack and returned to the home, the Pit Bull was running loose in the home.  She managed to get the dog back in the kennel.  It was later euthanized.  The children had been squirting each other with a squirt gun an hour prior to letting the dog out of the kennel to eat.  Brandon ran down the hall and the dog went after him.

   NOW COMES THE REAL STORY......................

-------Ms. Anderson then states:  The dog had attacked her younger son on March 2, he was only aggressive with her son...then she bought the kennel for the dog to be kept in--------It was quarantined  for 10 days after it bit her son and she searched for someone to take it.......someone with no children......She hadn't found anyone when Tuesday's attack occurred on Brandon...................Then Garry Thomsen states that the Pit Bull sat between he and his son the night before the incident and the two got along fine...............................ANDERSON FACES CHARGES OF ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD AND BEING THE KEEPER OF A DANGEROUS DOG AFTER THIS LATEST ATTACK ON BRANDON!!!!!

THESE PARENTS  LEFT 2 SMALL CHILDREN WITH A 11 YR OLD AND A 12 YR OLD IN A HOME WITH A MALE PIT BULL THAT HAD ALREADY GONE AFTER AND ATTACKED THE SMALLEST BOY.................I'M AT A LOSS FOR WORDS!

http://www.sunjournal.clom/node/822547

COBB CO GA-HERO-A "GOOD SAMARITAN UNNAMED" CAME TO THE AID OF A 7 YR OLD GIRL BEING ATTACKED BY A 115 POUND PIT BULL MIX

Feb 24, 2010 - Cobb Co Police report that a "Good Samaritan" came to the aid of a 7 yr old girl as she was being attacked by a Pit Bull Mix.  The child was walking alone Tuesday in the Valley View Mobile Home Park near Marietta when she was attacked by the Big Dog.  A man who witnessed the attack came to the girl's aid and struck the animal with a piece of wood.  The man got the Pit Bull Mix off her and then drove the child to WellStar Kennestone Hospoital in his own vehicle.  The child, whose name was not released yet, was later transported to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.  She has a severe wound to her leg. Animal Control captured the 115 pound Dog and it is expected to be euphanized.  Charges are expected to be filed against the dog's owner.  Police believe the quick action of the "Good Samaritan" likely saved the girl's life.

http://www.ajc.com/news/cobb/cobb-girl-attacked-308526.html

ORANGE CO FL - 3 YR OLD BOY ATTACKED BY LOOSE PIT BULL WHILE PLAYING IN HIS BACKYARD

Feb 8, 2010 - A Mom, Dad, and their 3 yr old son were playing in their back yard Monday when a loose Pit Bull ran up and attacked the child.  Jeremiah Miranda is recovering from serious bites to his head and body at Arnold Palmer Hospital.  He will need plastic surgery to repair his wounds. His Mother rushed to save him and the Pit Bull went after her, then the father, Joshua Miranda, intervened and got the dog away and he got bit on his hands.  When Deputies arrived they were forced to shoot the dog when it lunged at them. A neighbor, Barbara Reid says the same pit bull attacked her dog last week. 

Here is the link:  http://www.wftv.com/news/22498765/detail.html

ALBANY GA-MITCHELL CO- PIT BULL ATTACKS 6 YR OLD BOY

Jan 30, 2011- A 6 yr old boy, Dylan Spinks,  is recovering after he was attacked Friday by a Pit Bull.  Neighbors say he was bitten on the neck and has serious injuries.  The boy was transferred to Medical Center of Central Georgia.  The Sheriff's office reports that the Pit Bull was chained and the boy apparently got too close.  A neighbor reports that at first he was told that the child would not make it.  Then he was told that he would make it, but he may not be able to speak again.

http://www.walb.com/Global/story.asp?S=13935819

FAYETTEVILLE TN - PIT BULL ATTACKS LEAD TO NEW ORDINANCE: THERE SHALL BE IRREFUTABLE PRESUMPTION THAT ANY DOG REGISTERED WITH THE ANIMAL CONTROL AS A PIT BULL IS A DANGEROUS DOG AND IS THEREFORE SUBJECT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ORDINANCE

Mar 23, 2007 - City  Alderman Walter Sloan says several dangerous dog attacks  and many calls and complaints about stray PIT BULLS started a push for the ordinance.

*Just a week before the ordinance passed 12 yr old Carlton Caruth watched a Pit Bull attack his poodle, Paco.  He grabbed a broom and screamed and yelled chasing the Pit Bull, but Paco died later at the Vet's office.

*Keylan Doherty, age 6, was literally torn apart by two Rotweillers.  After watching her son undergo 9 surgeries and almost die in the hospital, his mother Tina Doherty decided to take on Tennessee lawmakers.

*Billy Ogle was riding a bike when he was mauled by a pit bull just 3 weeks ago. He received puncture wounds across his arms, chest, and face.  The pit bull was so vicious, it tore its way out of a wire cage at animal control. Billy Ogle underwent plastic surgery for his injuries.

Among other things the ordinance calls for dog owners to keep their dogs in a locked pen or in a yard with an eight-foot fence that goes a foot into the ground.  Dangerous dog owners have to get liabiity insurance of $100,000 per dog, and register them every year.  The registration fee is $100.

http://www.waaytv.com/news/local/story/Pit-Bull-attack-Injures-childLeaves-Dogs

http://www.waaytv.com/news/local/story/county-commissioners-Call-for-Tougher-Dog

THIS IS SOME OF THE FAYETTEVILLE TN  NEW DOG ORDINANCE:

SECTION 4-202. Purpose and Intent.

The purposes of this Ordinance are to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of the City of Fayetteville. It is intended to be applicable to "dangerous" dogs, as defined herein, and to regulate dogs that are commonly referred to as "pit bulls," as defined herein, by ensuring responsible handling by their owners through registration, confinement, and liability insurance.

(h) Pit bull dog means and includes any of the following dogs:

(1) The Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed of dogs.

(2) The American Staffordshire Terrier breed of dogs.

(3) The American Pit Bull Terrier breed of dogs.

(4) Dogs that have the appearance and characteristics of being predominately of the breeds of dogs known as Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, or American Staffordshire Terrier.


SECTION 4-208. Keeping of Dangerous Dogs.

The keeping of a dangerous dog as defined in Section 4-203© shall be subject to the following requirements:

(a) Leash. No person having charge, custody, control or possession of a dangerous dog shall allow the dog to exit its kennel, pen or other proper enclosure unless such dog is securely attached to a leash not more than four (4) feet in length. No such person shall permit a dangerous dog to be kept on a chain, rope or other type of leash outside its kennel or pen unless a person capable of controlling the dog is in physical control of the leash.

(b) Muzzle. It shall be unlawful for any owner or keeper of a dangerous dog to allow the dog to be outside of its proper enclosure unless it is necessary for the dog to receive veterinary care or exercise. In such cases, the dog shall wear a properly fitted muzzle to prevent it from biting humans or other animals. Such muzzle shall not interfere with the dog's breathing or vision.

(c) Confinement. Except when leashed and muzzled as provided in this Section, a dangerous dog shall be securely confined indoors or confined in a locked pen or other secure enclosure that is suitable to prevent the entry of children and is designed to prevent the dog from escaping. The enclosure shall include shelter and protection from the elements and shall provide adequate exercise room, light and ventilation. The enclosed structure shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition and shall meet the following requirements:  

(1) The structure must have secure sides and a secure top, or all sides must be at least eight (8) feet high;


(2) The structure must have a bottom permanently attached to the sides or the sides must be embedded not less than one (1) foot into the ground; and

(3) The structure must be of such material and closed in such a manner that the dog cannot exit the enclosure on its own.

(d) Indoor Confinement. No dangerous dog shall be kept on a porch, patio or any part of a house structure that would allow the dog to exit such building on its own volition. In addition, no such dog shall be kept in a house or structure when the windows or screen doors are the only obstacle preventing the dog from exiting the structure.

(e) Signs. All owners, keepers or harborers of dangerous dogs shall display in a prominent place on their premises a sign easily readable by the public using the words "Beware of Dog.

(f) Liability Insurance, Surety Bond. The owner of dangerous dog shall present to the Animal Control Officer proof that he/she has procured liability insurance or a surety bond in the amount of not less than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) covering any damages or injury that may be caused by such dangerous dog. The policy shall contain a provision requiring that the City be notified immediately by the agent issuing the policy in the event that the insurance policy is cancelled, terminated or expires. The liability insurance or surety bond shall be obtained prior to the issuing of a permit to keep a dangerous dog. The dog owner shall sign a statement attesting that he shall maintain and not voluntarily cancel the liability insurance policy during the twelve (12) month period for which a permit is sought, unless he ceases to own or keep the dog prior to the expiration date of the permit period. In the event that the owner proves to the satisfaction of the Animal Control Officer that insurance is not available, he may pay a non-refundable cash fee in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the City 

SECTION 4-210. Pit Bull Presumed.

There shall be irrefutable presumption that any dog registered with the Animal Control Officer as a pit bull is a dangerous dog and is therefore subject to the requirements of this Ordinance.

CENTRAL POINT OR- 2 EIGHT MONTH OLD BULL TERRIER/AMERICAN BULLDOG MIXES GET IN A FIGHT AND BITE A 9 YR OLD BOY THAT TRIED TO BREAK IT UP

Feb 25, 2011 - Central Point Or- A 9 yr old boy is expected to make a full recovery after being bitten by 2 Pit Bulls inside his house. His father said the 2 dogs began fighting and his son stepped in to break them apart. and the boy has a head injury that will require plastic surgery.   The dogs are 8 mo old bull terrier/american bulldog mixes that weigh about 40 pounds. Their mother, a bull terrier was also inside the house at the time.  The father disputes reports that there were 5 dogs living inside the house and claims there were only the 3.   Jackson Co Animal Control officers have quarantined them for 10 days and there will be an investigation to determine their fate.  Here is the link for more information on this story:

http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110225/NEWS/102250321

HARRISON CO KY-PIT BULL MIX ATTACKS WOMANS FACE-SHE WAS TAKEN TO UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL LOUISVILLE FOR SURGERY

Suzann Ament, 49, of northern Harrison County, said she was attacked and hospitalized after a pit bull-Mastif mixed dog named Prowler bit her caused severe damage to her lips and gums. The dog is being held in the county's animal shelter while officials decide about criminal charges and seeking a court order directing them with what to do with the animal.
Feb 23, 2011 - Harrison Co Ky - Suzann Ament, age 49, was bitten on her face by a 92 pound Pit Bull mix named Prowler on Jan. 24, 2011.  She was taken to University  Hospital in Louisville, where doctors performed surgeries to reconstruct her lips, upper cheek, and gums.   The dog remains at the county animal shelter in Corydon. It's the 1st time Harrison Officials have faced the question of destroying an animal after an attack since opening the county funded shelter and enacting its first animal control ordinances in 2005.

On Jan 24, Ament went to pick up an acquaintance at the residence of Donald Bruner Jr. the dog's owner. As Ament was coming to the door, a child opened up the door and Prowler bounded out and jumped up on Ament and began biting her around her mouth. The aggressive dog was impounded and it was learned that its rabies vaccination was not current.  After the quarantine it was said that the dog's aggressiveness makes him a risk to public safety.

Making things more complicated, Bruner,the dog's owner, denies his dog attacked Ament.  Animal control says the dog jumps and bites at anyone who comes near it.  Ament and her lawyer Matthew Schad say that they are demanding  that the commissioners order Prowler to be euthanized.

For much more on this story here's the link:

http://www.courier-journal.com/article//20110223/PETS/302230133/1008/NEWS01/Harrison-officials-weigh-fate-dog-accused-vicious-attack

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

TERREBONNE PARISH LA - HOUMA-COUNCIL MEMBERS ARE CONSIDERING NEW LAW FOR VICIOUS DOGS AFTER SEVERAL ATTACKS

Feb 22, 2011 - Terrebonne Parrish Council members say several  recent  attacks are the reasons they are considering a new law for "Vicious Dogs." The law could require certain dog owners to obtain insurance on their pets and muzzle them when not in their home or locked kennel.

A 55 yr old Postal Worker, Benny Rhodes was attacked recently delivering mail on his route.  The dog owner was charged with negligent injury and fined $500, given a year's probation, order to write an apology letter and pay $100 to buy the mail carrier a new uniform.

Chad and Leah Silver, parents of  4 yr old Christian Silver of Bayou Blue, say no one else should have to go through what they went through.  Christian was bitten on the face and forehead by a neighbor's pit bull last month.  The family is having to foot all medical expenses related to the dog attack and has taken the owner to court.

Here is the link for more in depth detail on this story:

http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20110222/ARTICLES/110229896/1212?Title=Terrebonne-looks-to-control-8216-vicious-dogs-


NEW ORLEANS LA-3 RECENT PIT BULL ATTACKS PROMPT CITY COUNCIL ACTION

Apr 8, 2010- Reacting to 3 recent dog attacks on children in the city, Councilwoman Cynthia Hedge-Morrell announced she will reintroduce a bill during today's New Orleans City Council meeting that would require dog owners to purchase a permit if their pets are not spayed or neutered.

A 5 yr od boy is in stable condition in the hospital Tuesday after being bit by a Pit Bull in Eastern New Orleans.  A 5 yr old Gentilly girl was critically injured on March 31 when she was bitten on the head, ears, shoulder and chest by a Pit Bull.  And a 7 yr old Algiers girl was injured on April 1 after a Pit Bull bit her ankle.

Here is the link to this entire story:

http://www.nola.com/pets/index.ssf/2010/04/3_recent_pit_bull_attacks_in_n.html

CHALMETTE LA - FRIENDS PIT BULL MAULS WOMAN- SHE IS IN SERIOUS CONDITION AFTER SURGERY

May 28, 2010 - Chalmette  La - St. Bernard Parish Chief Deputy Sheriff James Pohlmann said a  51 yr old woman was mauled by a friend's Pit Bull while she was visiting their residence.  She and her friend were visiting in the front yard when she ask if she could use the restroom and she went inside the house. A pit bull that was normally kept in the back yard managed to get inside the home and attacked the woman.  The mauling went on for over 10 minutes.  The owner managed to call her husband and he came home and PRIED THE ANIMAL OFF THE VICTIM!   The dog was signed over to the parish animal shelter by the homeowners and will be euthanized.  The owners said the dog had never attacked a person before. The victim was in serious condition after undergoing surgery.

Here is the link:

http://www.wwltv.com/news/local/Chalmette-woman-mauled-in-pit-bull-attack-95157749.html

SANDY SPRINGS GA-2 PIT BULLS GO ON RAMPAGE-ESCAPE THEIR FENCE AND ATTACK TWO DIFFERENT FAMILIES' BELOVED PETS: DIESEL AND ZOEY-NEIGHBORS SAY IT WAS LIKE SOMETHING FROM HORROR MOVIE!

Lissy Cowdery's dog Diesel was attacked by pit bulls. Pit Bulls Attack: Family Pets and Owners Were in Harm's Way on Monday

Diesel survived but will need subsequent surgeries. Four yr old Zoey went under anesthesia on Monday evening, as medical staff at Georgia Veterinary Specialists applied sutures.  She was in stable condition but in a slight state of shock.

UPDATE:  http://cravendesires.blogspot.com/ - Weekly Frankenmauler Roundup- 2/25/11 ----Nice picture of Akil Kontar - and some interesting history on him in Oklahoma in 2003---check it out!

Feb 7, 2011 - Sandy Springs Ga Fulton Co - "THE RESPONSIBLE PIT BULL OWNER AND HIS RESPONSIBLE FAMILY" ---Akil Kantar says his 2  Pits were "double fenced" in the yard of the home he rents, but on the day of the attacks he and his wife were out of town and his 10 and 12 yr old had a baby sitter.  His 12 yr old son left the inner fence open earlier in the day.  Then he said his daughter comes home from school and goes around to the back and leaves the outer gate open too.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT:   The dogs ran through the neighborhood terrifying residents stopping at the Goerke and Cowdery homes.  Dan Goerke and Lissy Cowdery graphically described attacks on their pets-Zoey, a German Shepherd/Hound and Diesel, a black Labrador - for a Fulton Co Magistrate Judge. But this was not the only attacks by Pit Bulls belonging to Akil Kantar.  In  an incident last fall, another Pit Bull said to be the mother of the 2 Pits that attacked on Feb 7, attacked a woman and her dog causing the woman to fall.  Kantar says he believes this Pit Bull was poisoned.  It died unexpectedly and he buried it in his yard. 

The Fulton Co Magistrate Judge ordered Kantar to pay vet bills and corresponding costs totaling more than $5,000.  In addition, the dogs are not allowed to return to the neighborhood. " In State of Georgia Law, because the dogs have not attacked human beings , I cannot order the dogs to be put down," said Judge Stefani R. Lacour." Family pets are considered property"  Judge Lacour intends for the Pit Bulls to remain with Fulton Co animal Services through March 22 - the next court date.  At that time Kantar must show that he has paid most of Goerke and Cowdery's veterinary bills.  If he has not paid restitution, fines will be assessed. Cowdery said that Kantar also agreed to repay $1,200 for an airline trip that she had to cancel when her beloved pet Lab Diesel was attacked.  Residents remain concerned that the Pit Bulls will return to the neighborhood ----"WITNESSING THE ATTACKS AND KANTAR'S BLOODY DOGS RUNNING THROUGH THE COMMUNITY TWO WEEKS AGO WAS LIKE SOMETHING FROM A HORROR  MOVIE,"  THEY SAID.

RESPONSIBLE PIT BULL OWNERS PLAN - SHIP THEM OFF TO ANOTHER STATE---Kantar told the court that he plans to send the Pit Bulls to Ohio to live with a dog trainer. They are less than a yr old and have been raised with his children. 

Story and Pictures at this link:

http://sandysprings.patch.com/articles/pet-owners-partly-satisfied-after-pit-bull-court-case

http://sandysprings.patch.com/articles/pit-bull-attack-family-pets-and-owners-were-in-harms-way-on-monday

Monday, February 21, 2011

CAMP LEJEUNE-ONSLOW CO -TWO RESPONSIBLE PIT BULL OWNERS -PUT THEIR TODDLERS IN HARMS WAY - ONE CHARGED-ONE NOT CHARGED


Feb 4, 2011 - ONSLOW COUNTY-A Camp Lejeune Marine has been charged with felony child abuse.  Deputies said he left his 22 mo old son alone in the back yard where he was mauled by the family's Pit Bull.The dog was a 7 mo old Pit Bull the family recently purchased.  Lance Corporal Brennan Michael Listle, 20, was charged Friday by Onslow Co Sheriff's Office with child abuse causing serious bodily injury and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile by neglect.  Deputies said that he was hanging out and smoking cigarettes on the front porch while the boy was attacked.  The child was taken to the Naval Hospital and then to Pitt Co Memorial Hospital.  Brennan Jr. underwent two surgeries for his injuries which included neck fractures of the cervical spine.

Update: Feb. 7 - Listle had his 1st court date.  He remains under a $250,000 bond.  His next court date is scheduled for Feb 28, 2011.


Go to the link to read about how his PITNUTTER FRIEND DEFENDS HE AND HIS PIT SAYING:  "I EVEN HAD MY CHILD AROUND THE DOG AND HE WAS "INTERACTIVE" AND "VERY LOVING"!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.wcti12.com/news/26750280/detail.html

FEB 10-1011 - ANOTHER TODDLER BITTEN BY A FAMILY DOG IN ONSLOW CO NC -Authorities say they will not bring charges against the father of a 23 mo old girl after the girl was bitten by a BOXER inside their home.   The girl received head and facial wounds.  The previous owner of the Boxer has come forward to say that he told the father of the girl when he got the Boxer from him that it had shown aggression toward his child. The father of this young victim had  this dog for about a month.

http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/115507689.html

WINCHESTER VA-FAMILY PIT BULL ATTACKS 3

Feb 21, 2011 - Winchester Va - Emergency rescue workers responded to a report of a dog bite after 12:30 am according to the Winchester Police Department.  The 7 yr old Pit Bull attacked its co-owner, a 25 yr old man, in the face.  A 19 yr old woman also the Pit's co-owner was bitten on the arm, and a 20 yr old man visiting the residence tried to pull the dog off the victims and suffered bite wounds to his hand.  Victims were taken to Winchester Medical Center.  The dog is in quarantine and the incident remains under investigation.

http://www.nvdaily.com/news/2011/02/winchester-pit-bull-attack-sends-three-to-hospital.php

CHARLOTTE NC-WOMAN BITTEN BY PIT BULL NEAR HISTORIC BED AND BREAKFAST

Monday Feb 21,2011 - Charlotte NC - The woman was bitten around 9 am at the site of a luxury bed and breakfast.  Police were in the backyard conducting an investigation most of the morning.  According to the medic, the woman suffered non-life threatening injuries.  Officials said the Pit Bull slipped out from under a fence and was running loose.  The woman was walking on the sidewalk by the historic house when the attack happened.

http://www.wbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14068734

LAFITTE LA - HERO -23 YR OLD KATIE JUNEAU-PULLED PIT BULL OFF 9 YR OLD NEIGHBOR JACOB MAISE

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Feb 17, 2011 - Lafitte LA - 9 yr old Jacob Maise was playing basketball in front of his house and neighbor 23 yr old Katie Juneau was watching him.  Katie suddenly saw the Pit Bull attack Jacob.  Even though she has cerebral palsy, she sprang into action and began pulling the Pit Bull off her young friend.  Jacob's father, Jared Maise Sr. got to them soon after.  Jacob required 12 stitches to his face and Katie was bruised up and needed a tetanus shot.  The Pit Bull was removed from its home the next day and Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts' office said that the dog has been put down by court order.  Katie was recognized for her selflessness and bravery at a recognition ceremony recently.

GREAT STORY!!!!!!! Here's the link:

http://impact.nola.com/west-bank/print.html?entry=/2011/02/post_48.html

MURPHYSBORO IL - HERO - HECTOR CANO - PULLED PIT BULL OFF 19 YR OLD STEPHANIE VOLNER

Feb 20, 2011- Murphysboro Ill - 19 yr old STEPHANIE VOLNER  was putting things  in her car Sunday morning when a Pit Bull came up and started ripping at her pants and biting her.  She began screaming for help and the dog started dragging her and biting her feet, leg, and hand.   Her neighbor, 59 yr old Hector Cano, heard her screams from inside his house.  He rushed to grab the dog and pull it off her and was bitten on the hand. Other neighbors also stepped in to help.  She was taken to St. Joseph Hospital and treated. The Pit Bull belongs to a neighbor and she is being cited for letting a dog run at large.  The dog is now in quarantine.

http://www.wsiltv.com/p/news_details.php?newsID=12486&type=top

Saturday, February 19, 2011

WEST VINCENT PA-COUPLE BUYS "DREAM HOUSE" - THEY CAN RETIRE IN-UNTIL NEIGHBORS 3 PIT BULLS CHARGE THEM-BARKING AT NIGHT SOUNDS LIKE WEREWOLVES- CONSTANTLY BARKING

May 21, 2010 -West Vincent PA - Fred Zeitter says that he and his wife fell in love with the house when there was 2 feet of snow on the ground, so they were not aware of the situation next door.  After they moved in he was in his backyard doing some work when he heard barking and  his wife screaming.  They have 3 dogs - 2 Chihuahuas and a Golden Retriever that were kept in a small enclosed fenced area when outside until they could get the entire yard fenced. His wife quickly gathered up their dogs and ran inside as 3 PIT BULLS CHARGED THEM.  Zeitter threw a rake at the Pit Bulls but they continued to come at him.  He ran to his home and grabbed his 40-caliber handgun and fired at the dogs still coming at him.  He struck one dog in the head killing it and the other 2 dogs ran away. 

West Vincent Township Animal Control Officer, Glenn Deery say the Pit Bulls belong to Zeitter's neighbor, Carey Bailey.  THE PIT BULLS HAD JUMPED A 6 FOOT FENCE TO GET OUT AND CHARGE AT THE ZEITTER FAMILY. CAREY BAILEY TOLD ANIMAL CONTROL THAT THE PIT BULLS ARE "RESCUES"  although no documentation could be produced to support that.  Police filed charges under the Pennsylvania Dog Law against Bailey including 3 counts of harboring a dangerous dog; 3 counts of dogs running at large; 3 counts of dogs required to be licensed; and 3 counts of vaccination required. Bailey has been cited 2 times previously for these violations.  Zeitter was cleared of any criminal charges for firing his gun to protect his family.

This is a link to more on this story:

http://www.dailylocal.com/articles/2010/05/27/news/srv0000008375298.txt

DECATUR AL-HAS YOUR HORSE BEEN MAULED OR EATEN ALIVE BY PIT BULLS? YOU NEED TO WATCH THIS VIDEO

After reading about many attacks on horses by PIT BULLS  recently,especially the horse in Davidson Co NC that got eaten alive by a pack of Pit Bulls:

http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-horse-eaten-110107,0,5759038.story

and the story of the man in NC who had a heart attack running to help his horse that was being attacked by Pit Bulls for the 2nd time in 10 days:

http://wcnc.com/news/local/Pit-bulls-attack-horse-man-collapses--115298254.html

I found it heart breaking how vulnerable the horse is when it has pit bulls hanging off its lips and ears and pit bulls biting on its legs.  A video appeared on CRAVENDESIRES  on Feb 18, 2011- just amazing.  This little horse or maybe "Mule"whoops upon this pit bull but good:

VIDEO:  http://cravendesires.blogspot.com/
Post on Feb. 18, 2011

OR:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=477_1296278090

PHOENIX AZ - HERO -RICHARD FARRELL SAVES 9 MO OLD BABY FROM PIT BULL-BABY HAS 3 PUNCTURES TO THE BONE AND BROKEN LEG


Dec 27, 2010 - Phoenix Ar - Judy Cruz had just stepped out her front door with her 9 mo old son, Marquis, when a loose Pit Bull rushed at them and latched on to the baby's leg.  "The dog was so strong and I just couldn't get him off and I thought  it was going to kill him,"  says Judy Cruz.  A neighbor, Richard Farrell, heard the Mother's screams and came running.  He says the Pit Bull was determined to have that baby and they were fighting for the boy's life!  He choked the dog until it finally let go and then as they tried to get back into the house, the dog once again charged for the baby and came into the house.  He fought it off the 2nd time.  The baby has 3 punctures to the bone and has a 'FRACTURED LEG."  Farrell has a chunk bitten out of his right hand.  Maricopa Co animal control did catch the pit bull on the same day and placed it in quarantine.  It is scheduled to be put down unless the owner comes forward.  Here is the link to the story and a video:

http://www.kpho.com/news/26295220/detail.html     ANOTHER STORY

FREDERICKSBURG VA-PIT BULL AND PIT BULL/MASTIFF MIX GOT LOOSE AND KILLED A BELOVED FAMILY PET

Feb 18, 2011- Fredericksburg Va - A Pit Bull and a Pit Bull/Mastiff Mix got out of their fenced yard and literally tore a  7 pound Shih Tzu/Chihuahua Mix to pieces.  The small dog, Sammy,  was in his own yard when the 70 and 80 pound dogs attacked.  A neighbor witnessed the mauling and called police. The neighbor said that it appeared the 2 big dogs were using Sammy as a 'toy'.  Sammy's injuries were so extensive that Animal Control Officer Tom Worthy could not tell what kind of dog he was!  Animal Control had received previous complaints about the loose dogs.  The owner voluntarily turned them over to Animal Control and they were euthanized.  Celia Ventura, 41, was charged with 2 counts of allowing dogs to run at large.  Each count is a Class 4 misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of $250 fine.

http://blogs.fredericksburg.com/citypolice/2011/02/17/dogs-running-loose-kill-a-per/

BAY CITY MICHIGAN - 8 YR OLD CAMERON EVERETTE ATTACKED BY PIT BULLWHILE WALKING HOME TESTIFIES IN COURT



Jan 4, 2011 - Bay City Mi - 8 yr old Cameron Everette was walking home from a friend's house when a Pit Bull attacked him.  The owner was walking his Pit Bull and says he fell down and the Pit Bull got away from him and went straight for Cameron.  He went into surgery Tuesday night to repair muscle damages near his left calf.  His family says they saw him limping home and ran out and could not believe the 4 holes ripped in his leg.  His recovery is expected to take 6 - 8 weeks and he will uses a walker for the next few weeks.

http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2011/01/update_8-year-old_bay_city_boy.html



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UPDATE:  2-17-11- Bay City Mi - Police say an 8 yr old boy, Cameron Everette, was attacked by a Pit Bull as he walked home from a friend's house last month.  He received 100 stitches to repair the damage done to his left leg. He testified in court today and told a Bay City Judge about the scary ordeal.  Cameron told the judge that the owner of the Pit Bull,  Harry McDaniel, came and got the dog off of him and then he had to walk home.  He was taken to the hospital for surgery and was admitted for 2 days.  The judge ruled there is enough evidence to take the case to trial.  McDaniel faces 1 felony and 1 misdemeanor count.

http://abclocal.go.com/wjrt/story?section=news/local&id=7964924

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xh61nz_judge-orders-man-to-stand-trial-after-pit-bull-attack-news

Friday, February 18, 2011

MEMPHIS TN -PIT BULL BURSTS THROUGH FENCE AND ATTACKS 8 YR OLD GIRL

Nov 21, 2010 - Memphis Tn - 8 yr old Terriona Rhea was in her back yard picking flowers for her grandmother's birthday when the neighbor's Pit Bull forced its way through the fence.  She was rushed to the hospital and received 42 stitches in her leg.  The little girl says she thought she was going to die.  Her aunt got a gun and shot at the animal grazing its jaw.  The owner of the Pit Bull, Melvin Brown,   has apologized.  He was cited for failure to vaccinate an animal, failure to obtain a dog license and dog running at large.  Terriona's Grandmother hopes the dog will be put down.

http://www.wtvm.com/Global/story.asp?S=13546326&clienttype=printable

COLUMBUS GA - ANOTHER "RESPONSIBLE PIT BULL OWNER"- HIS PIT BULL SCALED A 5 FT FENCE INTO THE BACKYARD OF 12 YR OLD BRIANNA WATKINS - SHE LOST MOST OF HER SCALP, VISION, BOTH EARS AND FACIAL NERVE DAMAGE- SHE CAN NO LONGER SMILE

Brianna Watkins scalped by pit bull

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/user/zupf#p/u/1/GLrs6ac_tOw

http://blog.dogsbite.org/2010/05/pit-bull-scalp-attack-victim-brianna.html

COLUMBUS GA - Nov 11,  2009 -12-YR OLD BRIANNA WATKINS-She was brutally attacked by a pit bull that scaled a 5 ft fence to get into her yard.  After the attack Columbus investigators thought her injuries were so severe that she might die.  Afraid they may never get the chance to talk to her about the incident, they found a lab in Texas that specialized in animal DNA.  They sent evidence there to be sure which dog attacked her. Brianna improved and was able to identify the dog that maimed her- A male pit bull named DEBA that lived two houses down.  Doctors removed muscle from her back to cover her exposed skull and replace her scalp. Another surgery helped to create an ear canal.  She has many more surgeries to come.

Brianna heard a noise in her backyard and went to see what it was.  She saw a dog and she tried to pet him.  THE DOG TRIPPED HER - KNOCKING HER DOWN AND BEGAN THE ATTACK.   She lost both of her ears, most of her acalp, and some of her vision, and has nerve damage in her face.  She was in the hospital for weeks.

http://www.wtvm.com/Global/story.asp?S=11834463&cslienttype=printable




Demetrius Miles, owner of pit bull that attacked Brianna WatkinsDebo

"RESPONSIBLE PIT BULL OWNER SALUTING AND "DEBA"

DEMETRIUS MILES-was arrested and charged with reckless conduct for not taking precautions to keep his dog from getting loose. According to police,it had a history of getting out and was not up-to-date on its shots. He eventually pleaded guilty to a mesdemeanor reckless conduct charge in state court.  Deba was put to sleep.  He was sentenced to 12 months probation, 240 hours of community service, and 10 weekends in jail.

Muscogee Co Solicitor General Ben Richardson says Brianna's scars are a prime example that the law on the books in Georgia needs to change when it comes to dog attacks.  He says the Georgia Association of Solicitor Generals will be proposing the change to the legislature in January from a misdemeanor to felony offense.

UNPROVOKED ATTACK-PIT BULL TO HUMAN

OKLAHOMA CITY-COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S MOM AND HER PET ATTACKED BY PIT BULLS AND SHE SHOT THEM!

                                                                   

Provided photo of Molly, a pet owned by Charlotte Maughan. This dog was attacked by two other dogs Thursday morning when Maughan took her dog for a walk in her southwest Oklahoma City neighborhood.


MOLLIE LIVED! ONE REPORT SAYS SHE IS IMPROVING BUT THE LONG-TERM OUTLOOK IS UNCERTAIN!

Feb 17, 2011 - Oklahoma City - Commissioner Brian Maughan's mother, Charlotte Maughan,  was walking  the family's pet Australian Shepherd, Mollie, across the street to her son's house  when the  2 Pit Bulls  attacked Mollie.  "I've never seen anything so ferocious in all my life," she said.  All the neighbors came and tried to get the big dogs off  Mollie but they wouldn't stop the attack.  That's when the Mom got her husband's gun and shot and killed the 2 dogs.  The veterinarian said Mollie is in critical condition following the attack. Read much more at these links:
http://newsok.com/oklahoma-city-woman-shoots-kills-attacking-dogs/article/3541762

http://www.koco.com/print/26907262/detail.html

Thursday, February 17, 2011

DECATUR AL-ANOTHER "MAUL TALK MANUAL MOMENT" - YOU ARE A RACIST"

There is an old saying that I have lived by for probably 40 years.  I read it somewhere...I can't remember where.. probably in a college phychology book.  It goes like this:

         "Listen to what people are saying ....they are telling you something about themselves."

So in Nov 2009  I stood and listened while a Decatur Animal Control officer told me that Dachshunds were more aggressive than Pit Bulls and that Pit Bulls were the most abused animals in the world.  Several weeks later as we continued to endure the 24 hour a day jungle sounds coming from 4 Pit Bulls next door, a neighbor saw us out and told us that he had a talk with this Animal Control Officer at a friend's house and he told him how those dogs barked all night long.  This neighbor told us that it was said back to him by this Decatur Al Animal Control Officer that  their (MEANING US)  problem is ---------

          "THEY ARE JUST  RACIST"

This man has met me one time at my front door in reference to a noise nuisance complaint and has never met my husband. so HE DOESN'T KNOW US FROM ADAM'S HOUSECAT!!!!!!!!!! Then I whisper to myself............
Listen to what this man is saying....He is telling you something about himself!

WE HAVE LIVED OUR ENTIRE MARRIED LIVES

BY THE GOLDEN RULE:" DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU

WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU."  WE WOULD

NEVER OWN DOGS THAT COULD MAUL SOMEONE

OR LET THEM BARK SO LOUD THAT  NEIGHBORS

IN HOUSES CLOSE BY COULD NOT SLEEP AT NIGHT

OR LET DOGS SQUEAL OUT SO LOUD THAT IT

SUDDENLY WAKES PEOPLE UP AT ALL HOURS

OF  THE NIGHT OR LET 4 DOGS HOWL AT FAR

AWAY SIRENS AT INTERVALS THROUGH THE

NIGHT OR LET ONE PIT BULL THAT IS APPARENTLY

VERY FRIGHTENED OF STORMS SCREAM AND

 HUFF AND SCRAMBLE TO GET OUT OF ITS PEN

 FOR HOURS ON  END AS STORMS APPROACH, 

AS IT RAINS FOR 3 HOURS AND AS THE STORM

ENDS -  3 HOURS OF SOLID  HORROR MOVIE NOISE

LIKE THE DOG IS GOING TO HANG ITSELF  RIGHT

NEAR OUR BEDROOM AND NO ONE EVER COMES

OUT TO CHECK ON THAT DOG! (by the way I have

 recordings of all this) WE WOULD NEVER LET

SOMETHING LIKE THAT HAPPEN.   WE WOULD

NEVER ALLOW AN ANIMAL TO GROWL AND LUNG

AT NEIGHBORS OVER AND OVER AGAIN EVERY

TIME THEY COME  OUT THEIR BACK DOOR OR

TRY TO CLEAN UP ON THE SIDE OF THEIR HOUSE.

NOW LET ME TELL YOU THE KINDS OF THINGS

THAT WE WOULD DO:

*As a young sports reporter starting out on his 1st job (1965-66) my husband began going to the 1 black high school in the town and covering their football games and all their sports.  They had gotten only occasional coverage before that.

*As segregation ended that next year, he went himself to the last graduation of the "Black High School"  and gave them a great story just because he wanted to.

*He once observed a young black football quarterback from the black high school hurrying to complete his  janitorial work at the newspaper so he could leave to play in the game, and my husband thought this young man was so admirable, he wrote a special story about him.

*There is a picture hanging on our den wall of my husband about 28 yrs old and Joe Louis - Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World - my husband did a week long series writing stories about Joe, a black man,  when he came to our small town.  It focused on his life being born in rural Alabama and how he became a boxing champ. (Not that we are fans of boxing....we were fans of Joe Louis)

*Once we had children, any time there was a birthday party or a spend the night party for my daughter, everyone was invited-the entire class white or black-no one got left out at our house.

*My husband worked at a University for 11 years beginning in the 1970's and was the first SID to put out a sports brochure at that college with black players on the front cover.

*We have had neighbors of all colors and  from many countries live in our neighborhoods as we moved to different jobs in new states. When we were looking for a house in Decatur in 1995, I flew 1100 miles  from the state we were living in to Decatur to work with a real estate agent to find a house,  and on that flight down, I did something I am so proud of myself  for doing. As I was checking in to board the plane, I was asked if I would sit by a paraplegic man that no one else wanted to sit by. He needed 2 men to help him board and fold up his special wheelchair. I was placed by the window because he needed to be placed in the isle seat. We talked the entire flight and he told me many things about himself,  And as we separated in Charlotte for me to change flights, I told him how nice it was to meet him and to talk with him.  And because he could not be moved, I had to climb out over his legs to get out.  And this old white haired Granny did it without hesitation....and then I shook hands with this "NICE BLACK MAN" AND TOLD HIM GOODBYE.

*My husband was getting back into the newspaper writing profession when we came to live in Decatur, and he was looking for subjects to write about and he needed to incorporate more people of color in his writings.  He once went riding in his old truck out in the country and saw an old house with clothes on the line and got out and began  talking to the family and wound up writing a story about an old "BLACK WOMAN BEDRIDDEN IN THAT HOUSE".  It was a great story and he has done many, many such stories.

*My grandchildren came to live with us for 7 years  here in Decatur and when my granddaughter was in Jr. High she met a "Best Friend" who spent many nights at  this house.  She was the cutest most fun girl and her mother was a white woman and her Daddy was "THE NICEST BIG TALL BLACK MAN FROM PUERTO RICO"!!!!!!!!!

*And through all these years we had a "Special Needs Child" in the days when there were no services for children with special needs. So the only thing we would discriminate against anyone for is RECKLESS IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR-THE KIND OF BEHAVIOR THAT PUTS PEOPLES LIVES IN DANGER.

THIS DANGEROUS DOG PROBLEM HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SHADE OF SKIN ANYBODY HAS OR WHERE THEY HAPPENED TO BE BORN.  IT HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE ABILITY TO LIVE IN PEACE AND TRANQUILITY AND TO FEEL SAFE ON A PERSON'S  OWN PROPERTY.

http://maultalk.wordpress.com/

                    “YOU ARE A RACIST!”

According to Google News Archive, the phrase began circulating in the mid 1980′s, which is when there was the first surge of U.S. cities adopting pit bull laws. In a 1987 Toledo Blade article, kooky Dr. Ian Dunbar (connected with the ACF) said: “Singling out a breed like the American Staffordshire terrier — commonly called the pit bull — ‘is just like being racist or sexist.’”

Also an anthropomorphic phrase, “You are racist!” is voiced by pit bull advocates to condemn their critics. Today, the phrase is frequently flung at people by pit bull advocates in the comment section of a mauling thread. Interestingly, commenter Doug lashes back at Maul Talkers for playing the race card:

     "I wonder about tendencies on your part though.  If me Hating these dogs and Rotties is what you call RACIST and IGNORANT, so be it.  But take a look deep inside and ask yourself - WHY DID YOU BRING BLACK PEOPLE INTO THIS DISCUSSION?" --Doug

DILLON SC- WOMAN KILLED BY TWO ROTTWEILERS WHILE WORKING IN HER BACKYARD GARDEN

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66 -YEAR- OLD SIRLINDA JANE HAYES KILLED WHILE WORKING IN HER YARD

Feb 17, 2011 - Dillon Co SC - Dillon Co Deputies say that 66 yr old   SIRLINDA JANE HAYES was working in her garden  when she was attacked and killed.  Her nephew found her and sent  for  the owner of the dogs who was her cousin Shawn Samuel.  His  2 Rottweilers  then turned on the him .  When Emergency Responders arrived, the dogs would not let them near the victims.  Deputies shot and killed them.  Badly injured, Samuel was rushed to a hospital where in addition to many bite wounds, his leg was amputated.

Both dogs had run loose before and one woman reports that she believes they killed her pet several days ago. Police say 2 other Rottweilers and 1 puppy were also taken from the property.  These are links:

LINK

dogsbite.org

http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story_print.aspx?id=582388&type=story

http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14054427&clienttype=printable


CORPUS CHRISTI TX - ANOTHER BACKYARD INVASION - 3 PIT BULLS BREAK THROUGH FENCE AND BEGIN ATTACKING MAN'S 13 YR OLD PET - HE SHOT AT THEM - KILLING ONE

Feb 16, 2011- Corpus Christi Tx - A man shot and killed one of 3 pit bulls that broke through the fence and began attacking his 13 yr old pet.  Police and Animal Control responded to the attack about 10 a.m.  The man said he shot at the pack of Pit Bulls striking one and the other 2 ran off.  Link to the story:

http://www.kztv10.com/news/man-kills-neighbor-s-pit-bull-to-save-his-own-dog/

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

LINDEN AL - MARENGO CO-17 INDICTED FOR ROLES IN DOG FIGHTING RING

Nov 21, 2008 -  Linden Al - 17 people have been indicted by a grand jury in west Alabama for their roles in a dog fighting ring.  The charges are connected to a July 26 raid in Linden.  Marengo Co sheriff Jesse Langley said all 17 were each booked on charges of dog fighting and POSSESSION OF ILLEGAL DRUGS.  He said all the dogs, mostly mixed breed pit bulls, were euthanized after the raid.  authorities said individuals named in the indictment include 6 from Birmingham.
Here is the link for more info.....

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2008/11/linden_seventeen_people_have.html

MONTGOMERY CO AL-"THIS IS THE 1ST PIT BULL RING WHERE I'VE SEEN VENDORS" SAID STEVEN TEARS-HUMANE SOCIETY DIRECTOR

May 24, 2010 - Montgomery Al - "It was elaborate, well-operated, and shockingly brazen. This was the first time I've seen vendors there who had been selling food and drinks," said Montgomery Co Humane Society Director Steven Tears.  The scene is deep in the woods in Ramer near Grady in South Montgomery Co.  Investigators got a tip and from there descended on what appeared to have been a very active dog-fighting ring. "When we arrived they all fled into the woods leaving their vehicles and dogs,"  said investigator Scott Hill.  Authorities impounded 14 Pit Bulls and  20 vehicles.  "Some of the cars had car seats in them," said Hill.   Here is the link to more......

http://www.wsfa.com/global/story.asp?s=12535312

PICKENS CO AL-5 MEN KIDNAPPED AND ROBBED ALICEVILLE COUPLE-THEIR LOOT GUARDED BY 10 PIT BULLS

Sept 29, 2010 - Pickens Co Al - Sheriff's deputies have arrested 5 men  for the Sept 22 robbery of an Aliceville couple.  The masked and hooded men armed with a handgun and clubs approached the couple about 9:30 a.m. as they were sitting on their front porch.  The couple were roughed up and the man forced to go to an ATM and withdraw an undisclosed amount of cash.  The sheriff's office and Aliceville Police discovered information that led to a search warrant in a trailer park.  Officers found stolen goods: guns, jewelry, assorted household items, in the woods near the trailer park.  The loot was guarded by 10 pit bulls-3 were shot and killed by officers.  Here is the link for more info:

http://www.cdispatch.com/news/article.asp?aid=8071

WEST VALLEY CITY UTAH-FED-EX DRIVER ATTACKED BY PIT BULLS

Feb 16, 2011- West Valley City Utah - When the driver knocked at the door, a child opened it and out came 2 pit bulls and began an unprovoked attack on the man.  He suffered bites to his hands, arms, legs and torso which will require stitches.  The man was able to stay on his feet and did not have his head or face injured.  The dogs have been signed over to animal control which means they will not be returned  to the owner.  ANIMAL CONTROL SAID THEY WOULD LOOK AT THE HISTORY OF THE ANIMALS AND THE SEVERITY OF THE MAN'S INJURIES TO DETERMINE WHETHER THEY SHOULD BE EUTHANIZED.  -----A RESCUE GROUP MAY BE ALLOWED TO ADOPT THE 2 PIT BULLS-----BUT ONLY ONE THAT WOULD NOT" RE-ADOPT" THE ANIMALS OUT.---------------!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOWER TOWNSHIP CAPE MAY NJ - RESPONSIBLE PIT BULL OWNER'S 80 POUND DOG ATTACKED HIS LANDLORD


PATSY NELSON AND DAISY

June 5, 2010 - Lower Township NJ - RESPONSIBLE PIT BULL OWNER, DONALD TITUS, AGE 26, IS UNEMPLOYED AND SAYS HIS DOGS WERE ALL HE HAD WHEN HE WAS HOMELESS.

Patsy Nelson owns Wagging Tail Pet Shop and was showing one of her customers, Cindy Hill, the dog park she is building behind the business. Donald Titus has been Patsy Nelson's tenant for 3 years and was working for her on the dog park project.  He has 2 AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIERS -  Dozer the male and Niobie, the "IN-HEAT FEMALE." Nelson says they are supposed to have - MUZZLES ON WHENEVER THEY ARE OUT. The moment  Patsy Nelson and Cindy Hill entered the yard, they saw the dogs running for them - "WITH NO MUZZLE."  "I had the presence of mind to turn my back so he wouldn't get my face," said Patsy, age 63, a petite 127 pounds.  Dozer ,  3 yrs old and weighing   80 pounds dug his teeth into her left thigh leaving deep puncture wounds, then ripped into her left arm causing gashes that required stitches and possible future surgery. "He was going to kill me,"  she says.  Thankfully the female dog did not attack.  She said the large male dog has bitten other people.

Patsy Nelson loves animals and breaks into tears as she explains why she wants Dozer euthanized.  "He's really an aggressive mean dog.  I just think this dog could kill someone.  It could have been me."    The "RESPONSIBLE PIT BULL OWNER" makes excuses:  "I was just going to get their muzzles. I usually don't have them together when she's in heat. It all happened way to quick."  Animal Control Officer Don Montgomery issued citations to Titus for failure to license his dog, having a potentially dangerous dog and owning a dog that caused serious injury to a person.   Nelson has owned the shop for 24 years and if her customer had been attacked, she could have lost everything she had worked so hard for.  Here is a link to more on this story:

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/communities/lower_capemay/article_9f6586ac-702b-11df-9d63-001cc4c002e0.html


WILSON CO NC - HERO - EARL BRYANT RUSHES TO SAVE WOMAN FROM 2 PIT BULLS THAT KNOCKED HER DOWN AND BEGAN BITING HER LEGS

Feb 15, 2011, Wilson Co NC - Last Friday morning Sharron Braswell was walking down the street when 2 PIT BULLS  began attacking her.  She was knocked down and they began ripping and tearing her jeans and biting her legs.  Earl Bryant was pulling into work at White's Tire Service when he saw Braswell being mauled.  He began kicking one but it would not release. Someone got him a piece of wood and he began really fighting them off her!  He hit one Pit Bull 3 times with the wood before it released her leg.  THEN THE 2ND PIT BULL BEGAN CIRCLING THEM AND WAS TRYING TO GET TO HER AGAIN. SO BRYANT HIT IT IN THE HEAD. WHEN POLICE OFFICERS GOT TO THE SCENE, THEY HAD TO PEPPER SPRAY, TASE, AND USE THEIR BATON ON ONE OF THE DOGS TO FINALLY GET IT OFF BRASWELL.  THAT DOG WAS EUTHANIZED AT THE SCENE.  THREE OTHER PIT BULLS WERE CAPTURED.  This is a link to the video and story:

http://www.wcti12.com/news/26878800/detail.html

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

MOUNT OLIVE AL - A DOG ATTACK IN ALABAMA WITH LITTLE INFORMATION PROVIDED

This dog attack is mentioned in a VIDEO of a commercial of a lawyer. .  I will include it in my informal count of dog attacks in Alabama on humans and other animals. I  believe that it did happen several years back and I will keep looking for more information on it:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/4351909/dog_case_lavena_archer/

103. This is a video commercial for a lawyer in which Lavena Archer, Mount Olive Al , talks about being attacked on her job as a postal worker by 2 GREAT DANES.




Monday, February 14, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS IN - AMAYA HESS - 2 YR OLD SCALP VICTIM - IT TOOK 6 MINUTES AND A HAMMER TO GET THE PIT OFF HER





AMAYA HESS- 6 MINUTES IN A PIT BULL'S MOUTH
55 DAYS IN A COMA - 48 SURGERIES - ENTIRE RIGHT
SIDE OF FACE GONE -  NO  EAR, NOSE, EYE- SCALP
CREATED WITH BIO-ENGINEERED TISSUE- TAX PAYERS
MOPPING UP AFTER THE PIT BULL CARNAGE

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA-Spring 2006 -  Two year old Amaya Hess was in a stroller being pushed by her Mother, Bobbie Tomlin, and they were on their way to a park when a man ask Tomlin for a cigarette.  and she PIT BULL slipped out the door and lunged for Amaya clamping his jaws around her head.  taking her out of the stroller.  Her mother grabbed her feet and for 6 harrowing minutes,  "WE WERE DOING TUG OF WAR." she said.  Hamilton got a HAMMER and finally pried the dog's jaws open,  SHE COULD SEE HER CHILD'S SKULL! THE PIT BULL HAD TORN OFF HER EAR AND PUSHED ONE EYE SO FAR BACK INTO HER HEAD THAT FIREFIGHTERS LATER LOOKED FOR IT IN THE YARD!  THE DOG HAD RIPPED AMAYA'S HAIR FROM HER HEAD.  "IT LOOKED LIKE A TOUPEE LYING ON THE GROUND,"  HER MOTHER SAID.  A TRUCK DRIVER GAVE AMAYA MOUTH -TO- MOUTH RESUSCITATION   UNTIL EMERGENCY WORKERS ARRIVED.  SHE SPENT 3 MONTHS IN A COMA. 

Animal Care and Control euthanized  "OZZIE"  and another dog found at the home.   In Civil Court a judge banned both the Uncle, 47 yr old Mark Hamilton, and Michael Hamilton from ever owning an animal.  Michael Hamilton had to pay $550 and Mark Hamilton had to pay $1,000 in penalties  for  owner responsibility for owner attack and other violations..A Marion Co Judge tacked on six months of home detention  for Mark Hamilton who pleaded guilty in criminal court to not vaccinating his dog.



http://blog.dogsbite.org/2009/11/collection-of-pit-bull-scalp-attack.html

http://blog.dogsbite.org/2008/06/flashback-amaya-hess-2-years-after.html

http://bslissoundlogic.blogspot.com/2010/12/product-recall.html

DECATUR AL - AN EDUCATIONAL MOMENT - DIFFERENT LEVELS OF INJURY FROM DOG BITES AND ATTACKS



A dog nip is more of a bruise, or a slight tissue tear that requires no medical attention unless it becomes infected. Generally these wounds heal quickly with little to no complication, and were warning gestures from the dog. Or the dog's teeth nicking the person they may have been playing with.









A bite, normally is a puncture wound that may require antibiotics and stitches due to the deepness of the puncture wound. These can either be treated at a local physician, or at a hospital if the puncture is deep enough. Bites are generally delivered by the dog who instantly releases after the fact. Most dogs that bite like this are either frightened or territorial








Severe bites are those that not only puncture, but lacerate the skin. These are kind of bites are almost always hospitalized due to the deepness of the wound and the highly likeliness of infection and instant medical attention. To keep this from being labeled a mauling, the surface area should be relatively small compared to the location of the bite
Photo: *****EXTREME GRAPHIC PHOTO WARNING*****
Tina's arm injury before it was stitched and cleaned up. Looks like a zombie attack! Except zombies aren't real, pit bulls are!!!
























A MAULING OCCURS WHEN LACERATIONS ARE EITHER VERY LARGE, NUMEROUS , OR MORTALLY WOUNDING.  THEY ALWAYS NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION IN THE ER AND THE DOG ALMOST ALWAYS IS EUTHANIZED.


http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2009/Minutes/House/Exhibits/loh15a04.pdf




BUSH IL - 5 YR OLD BOY - WINSTON BANKSTON - BRUTALLY ATTACKED BY 2 PIT BULL MIXES - HE WAS IN A MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA - ON A VENTILATOR - HAD A FEEDING TUBE- PLASTIC SURGERY TO RECONSTRUCT HIS FACE!!!!

Feb 13, 2011 - A southern Illinois mother  tells about the difficult road to recovery her son has endured.  Her son Winston, age 5, was attacked by 2  PIT BULL MIXES on Aug 6, 2010, while he was playing with his brother Frankie, age 9, at Bush Village Park.  The Mother, Regina Cullpepper,  states that "it is unimaginable." You can not get past it.  THE IMAGES OF MY CHILD AFTER THE ATTACK DON'T GO AWAY!  Winston was in a coma for several days clinging to life.  Several surgeries followed including PLASTIC SURGERY TO RECONSTRUCT PART OF HIS FACE. In 2009 in the nearby town of Johnston City, a 3 yr old boy died after he was attacked ty his family's 2 pit bull mixes and a border collie. The small communities have rallied around Winston's family and have sought action and have called on Rep. John Bradley to help them ban specific breeds of dogs from their small towns.



PARKER FL - PANAMA CITY AREA - 2 PIT BULL ATTACKS - 1ST ATTACK RIPPED UP THEIR DOG - $2,000 VET BILL - 2ND ATTACK HE MET THEM WITH A .22 RIFLE AND ENDED IT


            "ANNIE"

Feb 13, 2011 - Michael and Kathy Grignot's Australian Shepherd, Annie,  was sleeping on the deck on Dec. 10 at  3 a.m. when they were awakened to sounds of her screaming.  They found one Pit Bull had her by the head and another had her by the back leg.  Michael chased them off with a stick, then they rushed Annie to the Vet- costing $2,000. Three days later on Dec 13 the Pit Bulls were back in their front yard.  He retrieved his .22 caliber rifle and walked out of his garage and one Pit Bull charged him and he shot it 2 times.  Then the other Pit Bull rushed at him and he fired three shots in the chest and three more bullets to the skull killed it.  Police officials said that he was justified to defend himself and his family from serious injury or death.  The incident has prompted city officials to look into ordinances that could better deal with these situations.  But Michael Grignot wants more to be done than just requiring owners to have dogs on a leash.  He wants pit bulls banned from the city.  This is a link to the entire story:

http://newsherald.com/common/rinter/view.php?db=newsherald&id=90904

OROVILLE CA- HERO -62 YR OLD GRANDMOTHER FIGHTS OFF ATTACKING BULLDOG AND HELPS SAVE A 76 YR OLD WOMAN AND HER DACHSHUND

2-13-2011-OROVILLE CA - Lyndee Caput, a 62 yr old grandmother was arriving home on Feb 1 with her grandchildren when they saw a commotion in the street. A large American Bulldog was attacking an older woman and her small long-haired dachshund.  "I'M A MOTHER-ADRENALINE, INSTINCT AND FAITH TOOK OVER-I JUST DID WHAT HAD TO BE DONE," SHE SAID.  Lyndee jumped out of her car and ran as fast as she could to help. The bulldog had knocked the older woman, 76 yr old Jean Thomaston down and had its jaws around the dachshund shaking the little dog in a death grip.  She began kicking the bulldog in the head and in the side so hard she injured her hamstring.  It did finally release the little dog.  A neighbor boy came out with a rake to help keep the bulldog at bay until help came.  Mrs. Thomaston took Lyndee three dozen tulips the next day and thanked her saying,  "You are the craziest and yet bravest woman we've ever seen.  Animal Control came nearly an hour later and reprimanded Lyndee for her actions.  But Mrs. Thomaston said, if it hadn't been for Lyndee, her 3 yr old dachshund would be dead.  It was ripped up the center of its chest and half way around its body with torn muscles on its left shoulder.  Mrs. Thomaston ended up with a black eye, a tooth knocked out and a torn shoulder, wrist and hand from holding on and not letting go of the leash. The loose dog belonged to a neighbor and was said to be a bulldog or pit bull type dog.  This is a link to read the entire story:

http://www.chicoer.com/news/ci_17375471