Wednesday, October 31, 2012

TORONTO ONTARIO - AN AMERICAN BULLDOG BIT A MAN IN THE GROIN - HE LOST ONE OF HIS TESTICLES !!

UPDATE:  Paramedics were dispatched following a 911 call to a man attacked by an American Bulldog named  "BULLY".  It was reported that the man was feeding the dog some treats when the dog attacked him biting him on the face and neck and then sank its teeth into the man's groin.

He was in an apartment of his girlfriend and another person was present during the attack.  The girlfriend beat the dog with a mop in a desperate attempt to save her boyfriend after the dog tore off one of his testicles.

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A 52-year-old man was bitten in the groin by his pet  AMERICAN BULLDOG  on Tuesday night.  The incident took place at an apartment building in the Davenport and Avenue Road area.  The Toronto Star reported the victim lost one of his testicles following the attack.  The attack is being investigated and the dog has been removed from the owner and placed under quarantine.

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CHATHAM ONTARIO CANADA - PIT BULL ATTACKED AND KILLED A BELOVED "MOP-A-POO" SOPHIE - THE PIT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO A FRIEND SO THE PROBLEM HAS JUST MOVED TO A DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOOD


UPDATE:  "I WANT STOP UNTIL THAT ANIMAL IS PUT DOWN!"

Kim Scruton says his 3 1/2-year-old Sophie had barely made it out the backyard gate of their home when the neighbor's 80-pound  PIT BULL  came out of nowhere and clamped its jaws on her.  When he finally got his tiny dog out of its mouth, her was totally crushed. Another neighbor witnessed the incident and says she saw the Pit with chunks of blood coming out of its mouth.

Sophie had to be put down at the vet because of all the serious injuries - Every bone in her rib cage was broken and her lungs were punctured.  The owner of the Pit Bull paid the medical bills and told him he was sorry.....BUT IN THE DAYS FOLLOWING THE ATTACK SCRUTON'S CONCERN TURNED TO TSHE CHILDREN LIVING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.....

"MY KIDS PLAY IN THAT ALLEY.  I DON'T WANT THAT DOG THERE.  ID ON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE HAVING THAT DOG THERE."

He reported the attack to the Kent Branch of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals but learned later that he would not be notified of any decisions made in the matter. He believes that that is not right.  He says he told the owner of the dog on numerous occasions to fix his fence gates that would blow open in the wind.

HE HAS NOW LEARNED THAT THE PIT BULL HAD BEEN GIVEN TO A FRIEND BUT HE DOESN'T KNOW WHERE AND HE ASKS.....

"HAS THE PROBLEM JUST MOVED TO A DIFFERENT NEIGHBOURHOOD???"

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MANCHESTER ENGLAND - A PIT BULL ATTACKED AN 8-YEAR-OLD BOY AS HE WAS WALKING HOME FROM SCHOOL IN MAY - OWNER IS BEING PROSECUTED - SHE THINKS ITS FUNNY AS SHE ENJOYS THE PUBLICITY!!!

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GREGORY WAS SEEN SHOOING THE PIT OUT OF THE HOUSE AND CLOSING HER DOOR JUST MOMENTS BEFORE THE ATTACK ON MAY 23.  A MOTHER OF AN 18-MONTH-OLD BABY - SHE LAUGHS AND WAVES AS SHE LEAVES THE COURT APPEARING TO SHOW NO REMORSE !!!!!


District Judge Wendy Lloyd blasted the owner of a  PIT-BULL TYPE DOG that mauled an 8-year-old boy saying that....

"ALLOWING THE DOG OUT ON THE STREET WAS LIKE 'LEAVING A LOADED GUN IN THE GARDEN'."

Her dog attacked the boy as he walked home from school with his mother.  In a terrifying attack lasting several minutes, the boy was bitten on the cheek, arm and leg as his mother hit the dog with his schoolbag to try and make it stop.  The boy needed plastic surgery.

The dog's owner - EMMA GREGORY, 20 - pleaded guilty to having a dog that was dangerously out of control and a further count of having .....

                               2 FIGHTING DOGS.......

DISTRICT JUDGE LLOYD - WHO SENT THE CASE TO MANCHESTER CROWN COURT FOR SENTENCE ON NOVEMBER 26  ALSO SAID:

"THE VICTIM WAS A VULNERABLE CHILD AND AN AGGRAVATING FEATURE IS THAT THIS TYPE OF DOG IS A PROHIBITED BREED .  I HAVE SEEN PICTURES OF THE CHILD'S INJURIES.  IT IS A MESS.  THIS LITTLE BOY WHEN HE LOOKS IN THE MIRROR EVERY MORNING WILL REMEMBER THIS FRIGHTENING ATTACK.

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"YOU KNEW THE TYPE OF DOG IT WAS AND DIDN'T TAKE ADEQUATE PRECAUTIONS."

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SOUTH HAVEN MI - 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED A NEWSPAPER CARRIER - ONE BIT HER HAND AS SHE WAS PLACING THE NEWSPAPER IN A TRIBUNE TUBE - THEN BOTH CHASE HER CAR CHEWING THROUGH 2 TIRES

Two 60-pound Pit Bulldogs are being detained at Van Buren County Animal Control's shelter after attacking a South Haven Tribune newspaper carrier and her car.  The incident occurred about 8:30 am Sunday in the 78000 block of 30th Avenue.  Kimber Valentine was getting ready to put a newspaper into a Tribune tube when a  PIT BULLDOG  RAN UP AND BIT HER IN THE HAND.  SHE PULLED HER HAND AWAY QUICKLY........HOWEVER......

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ANOTHER PIT BULL JOINED THAT ONE AND THEY CHASED HER VEHICLE AND CHEWED THROUGH 2 TIRES CAUSING THEM TO GO FLAT.

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The dogs' owner, ABEL RODRIGUEZ, was arrested for 2 outstanding warrants and he could face additional charges of:

* MAINTAINING UNLICENSED DOGS

* LETTING DOGS RUN AT LARGE

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MORDEN SOUTH LONDON ENGLAND - 71-YEAR-OLD WOMAN KILLED BY HER DAUGHTERS 5 DOGS

Brutal: Gloria Knowles was mauled to death by her daughters dogs - two French Mastiffs, two American bulldogs and a small mongrel (all pictured)
GLORIA KNOWLES, 71, WAS KILLED BY 5 DOGS -WHICH INCLUDED 2 FRENCH MASTIFFS, 2 AMERICAN BULLDOGS, AND A SMALL MUTT ??? (the black dog in front??)

Tragic: Gloria Knowles, who was savaged to death by her daughter;s dogs, pictured at Harrington's pie and mash shop, Tooting, where she worked

Police and paramedics were called to the home of Mrs. Knowles' daughter just before 6:30 pm last night. It was reported that the dogs had not been out all day and she came in to feed them.  She lived next door to her daughter.  A next door neighbor says he heard hysterical screaming and barking about the time of the attack but thought it was the daughter's children playing around.  He also said that the dogs had killed the family cat that lived with them and slept with them.

It is also being said that Mrs. Knowles could have had a heart attack first and fell down, but the neighbor says he does not believe this is possible remembering back to the screaming he heard that went on for nearly 5 minutes.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

WAUWATOSA WI - A 3-YEAR-OLD AMERICAN PIT BULL ATTACKED A VISITING PHYSICAL THERAPIST IN THE HOME OF A PATIENT

A Wauwatosa woman who works as a visiting physical therapist for Horizon Healthcare reported that she was attacked on Monday at the home of a client who was keeping the PIT BULL for her daughter.  The dog had been shut in the bedroom during most of the therapy session whining and barking the whole time until finally the client asked if it would be all right o let it out.......BUT.....

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THE CLIENT WARNED THE THERAPIST THAT SHE:

***  MUST KEEP HER HANDS UP AND AWAY FROM THE DOG ***

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She then let out the 3-year-old American Pit Bull from the bedroom.  The dog approached the therapist........

      ********  CALMLY   *******BUT THEN WITHOUT WARNING IT LEAPED UP AND BIT INTO HER ARM.  THE THERAPIST JUMPED BACKWARDS AND BROKE FREE...BUT IT LUNGED AGAIN AND BIT HER CALF......SHE ESCAPED AND BARRICADED HERSELF IN THE BATHROOM.

SHE SUFFERED PUNCTURE WOUNDS TO BOTH HER ARM AND LEG.  SHE WAS TREATED AT FROEDTERT HOSPITAL AND........

   *******WAS VACCINATED AGAINST RABIES AFTER IT WAS LEARNED THAT THE DOG WAS NOT UP TO DATE ON ITS RABIES SHOTS.

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SYDNEY AU - 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED A 19-YEAR-OLD TEENAGER'S PET DOG AS HE WAS WALKING IT - THEY THEN ATTACKED HIM BITING OFF HIS EAR

THE 2 AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIERS JUMPED A FENCE TO ATTACK

UPDATE:  THE DOGS ARE NOW SAID TO BE 2 AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIERS 

TWO PIT BULL TERRIERS ATTACKED A 19-YEAR-OLD MAN  WALKING HIS DOG THIS AFTERNOON BITING OFF HIS EAR !!!  ABOUT 3:20 PM THE TEEN'S DOG WAS SET UPON BY THE 2 PITS AND HE TRIED TO RESCUE HIS OWN DOG AND THEY BIT HIS LEGS.  HE FELL TO THE GROUND AND WAS ATTACKED ON HIS HEAD, RESULTING IN HIS LEFT EAR BEING BITTEN OFF.  NEARBY RESIDENTS CAME TO HIS AID.

AMBULANCE PARAMEDICS STABILISED THE MAN BEFORE HE WAS TAKEN TO LIVERPOOL HOSPITAL.  HIS EAR WAS FOUND AND SURGEONS ARE WORKING TO REATTACH IT.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

OVERTON TX - A PACK OF 5 MIXED BREED DOGS ATTACKED AN ELDERLY WOMAN WALKING TO GET HER NEWSPAPER

PAULINE JONES, 80,  was out getting the morning paper about 8:30am  last Wednesday  when she was attacked by the neighbor's  "PACK OF 5 MIXED BREED DOGS" ??!!!  She is critically injured and in ICU.  A witness was driving by and saw the dogs on her and they stopped and got the dogs off of her.  She has multiple wounds to her legs, arms and torso.  Her husband says.....

"SHE HAS LOST THE USE OF HER RIGHT LEG AND MAY LOSE IT. IT WILL BREAK HER HEART BECAUSE SHE LOVES TO WALK."

We are not told what breed the dogs are ..... just that they are mixed breed ... .but here comes the PIT NUTTER SPEAK  MINUS THE "THEY ARE JUST SWEET BABIES AND WERE JUST TRYING TO LICK HER TO DEATH..........

* WE HAVE NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE DOGS BEFORE.

* THEY ARE LAP DOGS.

* THE OTHER ONES JUST PLAY FOLLOW THE LEADER.

* WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT CAUSED THE DOGS TO ATTACK.


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Saturday, October 27, 2012

SAN ANTONIO TX - A PIT BULL TYPE DOG GETS LOOSE AND RIPS ITS OWNERS CLOTHES OFF THEN BITES A MAN WHO TRIED TO HELP HER....BUT WAIT ! IT WAS JUST PLAYING !!!

....IN A BIZARRE SCENE THAT BEGAN ABOUT 2 PM TODAY....A woman's dog got loose from her home's front yard on J Street and she was trying to get it back and it began to rip off her clothing ---tearing off her pants !!!!  An innocent bystander who was walking down the street didn't know they were .....

                    " BEING PLAYFUL"

and he tried to help her and he was bit on the leg and then the dog ran down the street.  Paramedics were called to treat the man's injuries and police were called to the scene.

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WHEN POLICE ARRIVED THE WOMAN WAS WALKING DOWN THE STREET
 
                                  IN A THONG

                                STILL TRYING

                     TO GAIN CONTROL OF HER PIT

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When the dog approached the officer in an aggressive manner, the officer fired one shot from about 7 feet away and killed the animal.

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RIVERHEAD TOWN, LONG ISLAND NY - A PIT BULL TAKEN IN BY THE ANIMAL SHELTER ATTACKED AN ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER JESSICA EIBS-STANKAITIS - LATCHING ON TO HER HIP AND WOULD NOT LET GO !!!


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RIVERHEAD TOWN ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER JESSICA EIBS-STANKAITIS WAS ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL ON FRIDAY THAT LEFT HER BADLY INJURED. JUST AFTER 3:00 PM SHE WAS WALKING BACK TO THE KENNEL WITH THE DOG AND JUST....

"OUT OF NOWHERE THE DOG LATCHED ON TO HER HIP AREA AND WOULD NOT LET GO."

POLICE CHIEF DAVID HEGERMILLER SAID SATURDAY THAT SHE WAS VERY FORTUNATE THE DOG DID NOT LATCH ON TO HER NECK !!!!!!!  SHE SUFFERED LACERATIONS TO HER FACE AND SHE HAS UNDETERMINED DAMAGE TO HER HIP.

THE MALE PIT BULL WAS FOUND ON WADING RIVER-MANOR ROAD ...

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!!! IN A CRATE AND HAD BEEN IN THE SHELTER ONLY A FEW DAYS !!!  BUT...

* THE SHELTER HAD NO CLUE THE DOG WOULD ATTACK.

* THEY THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD DOG.

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HEGERMILLER SAID THAT TRYING TO GET THE DOG OFF HER WASN'T EASY.  IT WAS BAD...AND IT WAS A BATTLE.  A KENNEL ATTENDANT TRIED TO USE A SNARE POLE ON THE ANIMAL'S HIND LEG.  THAT DIDN'T WORK.  THEN......

         WITH THE PIT BULL STILL HANGING ON HER HIP SHE

WAS ABLE TO GET SOMETHING AROUND ITS HEAD AND BREAK IT FREE.

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BLOOMINGTON IL - 2 PIT BULLS CHARGE OUT THE DOOR OF AN APARTMENT AND ATTACK A COUPLE DELIVERING PHONE BOOKS

UPDATE:  CONNIE IJAMS IS IMPROVING

VIDEO - OWNER CAN'T CONTROL HER PIT

About 12:55 pm Wednesday, Connie and Scott Ijams were delivering phone books to homes in the 1200 block of Orchard Road  when  2 PIT BULLS charged out of an apartment door and attacked them. First responders say their injuries were "VERY SERIOUS".  Both the dogs were taken by animal control and Bloomington authorities say  charges may be determined.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP, COLUMBIANA COUNTY OH - A WOLF AND A GERMAN SHEPHERD ATTACKED A FAMILY'S PET GOATS KILLING ONE OF THEM

The peace and quiet in St. Clair township was shattered on Friday October 12, when the cries of Marcie Montalov's pet goats could be heard as a German Shepherd circled them and what was thought to be a "WOLF HYBRID" began attacking one of them. The goats were part of their family.

An officer that responded to the 911 call for help at the home on Gipner Street made a split second decision to use deadly force to defend himself. The patrolman grabbed a hold of the one goat that was obviously still alive and as he was pulling it away out of the yard to where the house was at, the wolf charged the officer and he was forced to shoot it.  The goat died anyway.

Later, they found out that  the attacking animal was not a WOLF HYBRID  but a  WOLF !!!  The German Shepherd remains on the loose.

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HELENA MT - BANK EMPLOYEE BROUGHT HER PIT INTO THE WORK PLACE TO SHOW IT OFF - IT BIT A FELLOW WORKER IN THE FACE !!!

DANIELLE NICOLE PORTER, 23, BROUGHT HER PIT BULL TO VALLEY BANK ON FULLER AVENUE TO SHOW IT TO CO-WORKERS.  THE DOG BIT A FELLOW EMPLOYEE IN THE FACE AND SHE WAS TAKEN BY AMBULANCE TO ST. PETER'S HOSPITAL.

PORTER WAS CITED FOR HAVING A DOG WITH NO CURRENT RABIES VACCINATION AND FOR HAVING A NUISANCE ANIMAL.  SHE ALSO RECEIVED A CIVIL NOTICE OF ....

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HAVING A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DOG  WHICH REQUIRES A HEARING IN MUNICIPAL COURT.

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LEEDS, ST. CLAIR COUNTY AL - THE CASE OF 2 ROTTWEILERS KILLING DONALD THOMAS, 83, WILL GO TO A GRAND JURY

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For several weeks  St. Clair county District Attorney Richard Minor has said he was awaiting results of the investigation by the Leeds Police Department before deciding whether to present the case to a grand jury.

HE NOW SAYS, "THE INVESTIGATION THAT LEEDS COMPLETED WILL BE SUBMITTED TO THE GRAND JURY THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 3."

He declined any further comment.

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RELATED ARTICLE

OWNER/BACKYARD BREEDER OF THE ROTTWEILERS 

ARTICLE ON MR. THOMAS' FUNERAL

OBITUARY


PORTLAND ME - AN UNKNOWN BREED DOG POSSIBLY A MIXED BREED PIT BULL/LABRADOR ATTACKED A CHILD WALKING IN A PARK

Gia Davis' daughter was walking with a care-giver on one of Portland's trails near the Ocean Avenue dog park about 4:45 Tuesday afternoon when a dog attacked her.  The child is already afraid of dogs and she curled up in a fetal position and the dog bit her in the back of the neck and broke the skin.

Witnesses said a woman called the dog and it retreated from the child. Then the care-giver tried to get the name of the dog's owner and the woman said her name was Regina and she was from Vermont.  She gave her phone number with a Vermont area code. When they tried to call the number later, it was disconnected. Davis says its possible she copied the number down incorrectly.

Dogs must be licensed in Maine and must have up-to-date rabies vaccinations to be licensed.  The dog that attacked  the child was....

A MIXED BREED RELATED TO A PIT BULL THOUGH SOMEWHAT BIGGER, LIKE A LABRADOR RETRIEVER.

Davis, who lives in Falmouth,  wants to make sure the dog has had a rabies shot so that her daughter doesn't have to get a series of five shots, including two at the site of the puncture.  Anyone with information is asked to call Lt. John Kilbride at the Falmouth Police Department.

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NORTH FORT MYERS, LEE COUNTY FL - A PIT BULL ATTACKED AN 18-YEAR-OLD TEEN AS HE WAS WALKING DOWN THE STREET

TRENTON BAKER, 18, is still recovering after being attacked by a  PIT BULL  last Wednesday.  He was walking by a house and started hearing vicious barking coming from his left and then the dog ran out of its yard and began biting his leg.

"I THOUGHT I WAS DONE.  I DIDN'T KNOW HOW I WAS GOING TO GET AWAY FROM IT."

Trenton managed to get away and then was taken to the hospital.  His mother filed reports with the Sheriff's Office and Lee County Animal control.  Trenton's Mom wants officers to seize the dogs before someone else gets attacked. They are planning to file a sworn statement with animal control tomorrow. Officers went to the home and found the owners have.......

                          *****     6 PIT BULLS     *****

AND NONE HAD BEEN VACCINATED FOR RABIES AND ANOTHER HAD BITTEN SOMEONE LAST NOVEMBER!!!!!

ENTERS THE PIT NUTTER - LAWRENCE MOSLEY:

* My kids will go out there and grab a hold of that dog's ear, throw that dog on the ground and jump on it like a trampoline and she's a happy dog.

* No, they are not dangerous.

* The Baker Boy walked over and picked up a rock and threw it and provoked my dog.

* There is only 5 PIT BULLS now.  The one that bit him is gone.

* I want let you go see them because one is vicious and might bite you.

* But the others wouldn't hurt a flea.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

MOBILE AL - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL BITES A CHILD - SERIOUS INJURY TO HER LEG

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An  11-year-old girl was attacked by a  PIT BULL  on Friday October 19.  She was admitted to Children's and Women's Hospital in Mobile. Rebecca Windham says her daughter Lindsey was bitten on the left leg all the way to  the bone.....

"IT WAS BAD. IT GOT MUSCLE AND  LIGAMENTS. AND WENT ALL THE WAY TO THE BONE."

Lindsey said she thought she was going to die.

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GREENBACK, BLOUNT COUNTY TN - A RESCUE ANGEL GIVES 14 OF HER DOGS TO SPCA- "IT'S LIKE THEY DON'T WANT A PIT BULL RESCUE IN BLOUNT COUNTY"

IT'S ALL BEEN TOO MUCH FOR ANGELA BURRUSS WHO OPENED  THE NO-KILL, DOUBLE A PIT BULL RESCUE AT HER GREENBACK HOME EARLIER IN THE YEAR.  ON TUESDAY SHE VOLUNTARILY SURRENDERED 14 OF THE ANIMALS TO THE COUNTY AUTHORITIES AFTER THE BLOUNT COUNTY SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS INVESTIGATED COMPLAINTS  OF.....

       NOISE AND ANIMALS RUNNING LOOSE AT THE RESCUE.

BCSPCA PRESIDENT GINA BACHMAN SAID THERE WERE ISSUES WITH THE CARE OF THE ANIMALS.  THERE WAS NO FOOD, NO WATER, AND THEY WERE IN A CONFINED AREA.

"SHE PUT THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE AND TOOK ON MORE ANIMALS THAN SHE HAD RESOURCES FOR AND SHE COULDN'T HANDLE IT."

PIT NUTTER SPEAK:

* THEY ARE WONDERFUL. THEY ARE LOYAL.  DON'T BLAME THE WRONG END OF THE LEASH. ANY DOG WILL BITE.  IT'S ALL IN WHAT YOU DO TO THE DOGS........

        "IT'S STILL ALL ABOUT THE DOGS."

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ANGELA BURRUSS - IT IS ALL ABOUT THE SAFETY OF CHILDREN, THE ELDERLY,  FAMILY PETS, AND ALL CITIZENS OF A COMMUNITY..  IT IS NOT ABOUT DOG WELFARE AT ALL.

THEY TOOK HIS EARS BUT THEY DIDN'T TAKE HIS SMILE

GREAT CHRISTMAS STORY

BRANDON SAYS GOODBYE TO HIS MOTHER

FAMILY SUES FOR $1.5 MILLION

RESCUE ANGEL FROM GA - REBECCA CAREY

RESCUE ANGEL FROM NC - MARY JO HUNT

PREGNANT RESCUE ANGEL KILLED BY HER RESCUED PIT

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. - 2 PIT BULLS THREATEN A WOMAN WALKING HER DOGS - HERO - DEMANI BAILEY COMES TO HER AID WITH HIS BASEBALL BAT - IT IS BELIEVED THE SAME DOGS BIT A MAN A FEW WEEKS AGO

A barber, DEMANI BAILEY, saved a woman walking her 2 dogs  from a Pit Bull attack on Tuesday, and this is the second Pit Bull attack in this neighborhood this month. Bailey said the 2 Pit Bulls that were unleashed and unlicensed,  were becoming very aggressive and cornered the woman and her dogs.  He told her to bring her dogs in his barber shop  and he got his baseball bat and began hitting the ground with it scaring  the dogs away.

JOHN FENNER says he was bitten by 2 dogs fitting the same description on October 12.  He was walking with his wife on 11th Street in the same neighborhood when the dogs ran up and walked around their legs a couple of times and then.....

"ONE OF THEM JUST ABRUPTLY TURNED AND BIT ME RIGHT IN THE GROIN AREA, LUCKILY A FEW INCHES AWAY FROM VITAL PARTS."

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HENRY COUNTY VA - 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED A MAN LEAVING HIM WITH SERIOUS INJURIES

A driver on Route 220 called 911 and said he saw a man sitting on the shoulder of the highway bleeding. When EMT's from the Ridgeway Rescue Squad and deputies arrived, the man named himself as  JAMES PERRY GANN, 52, of Stoneville NC, and he said  PIT BULLS  attacked him on Cabin Hill Drive.  The man suffered injuries to multiple parts of his body and he had.....

       *** EXTENSIVE INJURIES TO HIS EXTREMITIES.***

He was taken to Gann Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and was then airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where he underwent surgery.  He is listed in critical but stable condition.  Investigators went to the address where he said he was attacked and found 2 Pit Bulls and took them to the Henry County Animal Shelter to be quarantined.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

CAMPBELL RIVER, BC, CANADA - A PIT BULL JUMPED OVER A FENCE AND ATTACKED A GRANDFATHER WALKING WITH HIS 2 GRANDCHILDREN AND THEIR BELOVED DACHSHUND "OSCAR" - THE MAN WENT INTO SHOCK PROTECTING HIS GRANDCHILDREN AND WAS HOSPITALIZED - OSCAR WAS KILLED - THE PITS ARE REPEAT OFFENDERS !!!

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The 3-year-old pure bred dachshund, OSCAR,  owned by Sheryl Miller, was being walked by John Miller, 65, Sheryl's father. He was also walking with Sheryl's daughters ages 6 and 3.  One of the  PIT BULLS leapt over its owner's fence at the corner of Westgate and Arnason Roads. Oscar was fatally wounded and John Miller, covered in blood, went into shock and spent 2 days in the hospital.

"WHAT IF THEY HAD GONE AFTER MY KIDS OR MY DAD...WHAT THEN?  THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THESE DOGS HAVE ATTACKED.  BUT PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD HAVE BEEN AFRAID TO COME FORWARD !!!"

Miller's vet bills for unsuccessful surgery to try and save Oscar is $800 plus $100 for having the little dog cremated.

The 2 PIT BULLS have attacked other dogs previously, chased people terrorizing them, but no one would file charges because they were "AFRAID OF THE OWNERS" !!!!!!!!!

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THE OWNER HAS NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED  BUT HAS AGREED TO HAVE THE PIT BULL THAT KILLED OSCAR EUTHANIZED RATHER THAN GO TO COURT.   THE SECOND PIT BULL THAT PLAYED A LESSER ROLE IN THE SEPTEMBER 26 ATTACK WAS NOT SEIZED.

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SPCA RECEIVED PREVIOUS COMPLAINTS


WOONSOCKET RI - CITY COUNCIL HAS A WORK SESSION ON A PROPOSED PIT BULL ORDINANCE LIKE THE ONE FROM NEIGHBORING TOWN OF PAWTUCKET

At Woonsocket's Monday night City Council work session on a proposed  PIT BULL ORDINANCE  taken from the city of  Pawtucket's,  that city's Animal Control Officer, John Holmes, said that while other dogs bite......

"IT'S THE PIT BULLS THAT ARE THE PROBLEM IN PAWTUCKET.  YOU'RE ALWAYS GOING TO GET YOUR DOG BITES.  BUT IT'S THE BITE OF THE PIT BULL.  IT REALLY IS.  SINCE PAWTUCKET'S PIT BULL SPECIFIC LEGISLATION WAS PASSED, THE NUMBER OF PIT BULLS IN THEIR POUND HAD DECREASED. PEOPLE CAN WALK DOWN THE STREET IN PAWTUCKET AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT BEING ATTACKED."

Woonsocket Police captain Michael Lemoine said it was the same in Woonsocket.....

"THIS IS THE BREED THAT CAUSES THE CITY AND THE POLICE THE MOST PROBLEMS."

Woonsocket Animal control Officer, Doris Kay, also agreed.  The most serious dog attacks, including one suffered by Kay involve Pit Bulls....

"WE'RE NOT HAVING A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH ROTTWEILERS. IT'S ALWAYS THE PIT BULL, PIT BULL, PIT BULL.  OF THE 13 CAGES THE CITY POUND HAS, 9 OF THEM HAVE PIT BULLS IN THEM.  THERE ARE SO MANY PIT BULLS TAKEN IN BY THE POUND FROM IRRESPONSIBLE OWNERS.....

***  WE DON'T HAVE RESOURCES LEFT TO CARE FOR REGULAR STRAYS. ***

I AM NOT AGAINST PIT BULLS EVEN THOUGH I'VE BEEN BIT, I LOVE DOGS, BUT IT'S GETTING DANGEROUS."

Mayor Leo Fontaine said that there are many responsible Pit Bull owners in the city.  But irresponsible owners,  including some people the police have to visit often, are not treating the dogs well and training them to be violent which puts officers in jeopardy.  It's a dangerous situation.

"THE POUND ISN'T FULL OF AKITAS RIGHT NOW, OR SHEPHERDS,  OR LABS."

City Councilman Bob Moreau, a Woonsocket Policeman for 23 years, agreed.....

"I HAVE NEVER GONE TO ANY OTHER DOG BITE CALL EXCEPT FOR PIT BULLS.  I WITNESSED A PIT BULL LITERALLY ....

******TEARING A SEEING EYE DOG APART WHILE THE BLIND MAN WITH THE DOG WAS FORCED TO STAND BY AS GOOD SAMARITANS CAME TO HIS DOG'S AID, STRIKING THE PIT BULL SEVERAL TIMES TO STOP THE ATTACK.  THAT DOG WOULD NOT LET GO.  IT WAS ONE OF THE WORST THINGS I'VE SEEN AS A POLICE OFFICER."

The ordinance, introduced for the first time last Monday night by City Council President John Ward, would ban anyone who does not already own a Pit Bull from acquiring one. It would require muzzles on existing dogs and require owners....

TO TAKE OUT $100,000  LIABILITY INSURANCE POLICIES ON THEIR ANIMALS.

It would require a sign warning others that a dangerous dog is kept there.

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ETOWAH TN - THE CITY COMMISSION PASSES AN ORDINANCE BANNING PIT BULLS - EXISTING PIT BULLS ARE GRANDFATHERED - BUT MUST FOLLOW STEPS FOR SAFETY

The City Commission approved an ordinance banning Pit Bulls by a 3-2 vote at its meeting Monday night.  The ordinance singles out Pit Bulls as a particularly dangerous breed with a strong fighting and chase instinct. Some of the characteristics that make them dangerous, according to the ordinance, include:


* A DIMINISHED TENDENCY TO WARN THEY'RE GOING TO ATTACK

* A TENDENCY TO "FIGHT TO THE DEATH"

*A TENDENCY TO TEAR FLESH WHICH HAS RESULTED IN GROTESQUE INJURIES TO HUMAN VICTIMS.


Any new Pit Bulls coming in the area are banned.  The ordinance grandfathers-in existing Pit Bulls, but owners would have to take a variety of steps, including registering animals with identifying photos, posting "beware of dog" signs.........

          OBTAINING $100,000 IN LIABILITY INSURANCE......

......keeping the dogs muzzled on short leashes when outside of the home and keeping them confined indoors or in a locked pen or kennel at home.  Any puppies born to registered dogs would have to be removed from city limits within six weeks.

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WHILE THE PROPOSED PIT BULL BAN GENERATED A LOT OF INTEREST THE CITY COMMISSION PLANNED ONLY TO HEAR COMMENTS FROM 4 PEOPLE --2 FROM EACH SIDE OF THE ISSUE -- TO PREVENT MONDAY NIGHT'S MEETING FROM LASTING FOR HOURS.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

DURANT OK - NEIGHBOR'S 2 PIT BULLS CAME THROUGH A FENCE AND ATTACKED A BELOVED CHIHUAHUA "JETHRO" - THE OWNER FOUGHT THE PIT BULLS TO SAVE JETHRO AND SHE WAS INJURED ALSO

Rhoda Bates was taking her beloved Chihuahua "JETHRO" out side when the neighbor's  2 PIT BULLS came through a hole in the fence and mauled Jethro.  Bates jumped on the Pit trying to save Jethro and she was bitten also on her legs.  Jethro had to be put down because of his severe injuries.

Durant Animal Control has both Pit Bulls in custody.  The owner will be cited for animal at large and harboring a vicious animal.  But Bates says that's just not enough.......

"PEOPLE WHO HAVE PIT BULLS SHOULD KEEP THEM RESTRAINED ON A CHAIN IN THEIR YARD. THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HERE MONTHS AND THEY JUST LET THEIR DOGS RUN WILD.  I'VE GOT NIECES AND NEPHEWS LIVING DOWN HERE...LITTLE ONES....I'M GLAD IT HAPPENED TO ME AND NOT ONE OF THEM.

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RINGGOLD, CATOOSA COUNTY GA - 2 PIT BULL MIXES CONTAINED BY AN ELECTRIC FENCE ATTACKED A WOMAN WHOSE CAR BROKE DOWN AND SHE WALKED UP TO THE HOUSE TO ASK FOR HELP - HOSPITALIZED WITH SEVERE INJURIES



County officials say on October 16, a woman's car broke down on Keith Road in Ringgold and she had no with no cell service.  She got out of her car and proceeded to a home to ask for some help.  There were 2 PIT BULL MIXES at the home and they attacked her.  A passerby saw the attack and called 911.  It was reported that the woman has injuries mostly  to her lower extremities.....

"SHE GOT BACK OUT OF THE AREA OF THE DOGS......THERE'S AN ELECTRIC FENCE WITH COLLARS AROUND THE DOGS NECKS.  SHE'S BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL FOR THE LAST WEEK.  SHE STILL REQUIRES SEVERAL SURGERIES."

Animal Control cited the owner for having "DANGEROUS DOGS" PER COUNTY ORDINANCE, BUT THE OWNER APPEALED.  Now a judge will decide whether the dogs can live or return with guidelines.

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ANIMAL CONTROL SAID THEY STILL HAVEN'T INTERVIEWED THE WOMAN BECAUSE OF HER CONDITION.

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LAKEWOOD OH - A LEASHED ROTTWEILER AND BULLMASTIFF ATTACKED A POMERANIAN BEING WALKED TO THE "SPOOKY POOCH PARADE" - THE BULLMASTIFF BROKE THE POMERANIAN'S NECK !!!

On Saturday about 1:35 pm a family's POMERANIAN died after an attack by 2 other dogs -  A ROTTWEILER AND A BULLMASTIFF.  The owner of the Pomeranian was walking to the fifth annual Spooky Pooch Parade with her 3-month-old daughter and her mother.  They were about a block away on St. Charles Avenue when the incident happened.

Ian Andrews, the director of  LakewoodAlive  and event co-organizer said that the event, growing in popularity each year, has animal control and police officers posted around the festival.

"IT'S A SAFE EVENT.  WE TRY TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THE DOGS, THEIR OWNERS AND EVERYONE IN ATTENDANCE."

The 2 attacking dogs were allowed to go home with their owner. The woman whose Pomeranian was killed said she was told there will be a trial and the attacking dogs may not be allowed to live in Lakewood anymore.  She is concerned about what may happen to other pets and children living in the area until a trial takes place!!!

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ROCKHILL SC - A PIT BULL INVADED A BACKYARD AND GRABBED A CHAINED DOG BY THE NECK AND BEGAN ATTACKING IT - OFFICER SHOT IT

Police were called  to a Hough Circle home around 5:40 pm  Friday afternoon where two women said a stray  PIT BULL started attacking their neighbor's dog that was chained in the backyard  of the home.  The women said they tried unsuccessfully to separate the two dogs.  The Pit Bull had the other dog on the ground by the throat.

The officer tried several times to get the Pit Bull to let go, then he fired 2 shots into the attacking Pit.  York County Animal Control picked up the Pit Bull which wasn't fatally shot and it was later euthanized.

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

EVANSTON IL - A PIT BULL ATTACKED AN ELDERLY WOMAN WALKING HER PET DOG



A woman was walking her Labrador Retriever Mix dog when it was attacked by a  PIT BULL.  The woman was also bitten multiple times in the leg as she tried to separate the animals. When police arrived on the scene the Pit Bull had cornered the other dog in a vestibule and was still attacking it.  The officer shot the Pit Bull.

The Lab/Retriever Mix suffered bites to the neck, back, shoulder, and leg. The owner of the Pit Bull will be cited for allowing it to run off leash and for having no city dog license.

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA , ALBANY CA - POLICE GIVE CITIZENS AWARD TO 2 MEN WHO STOPPED A PIT BULL ATTACK ON A 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN AUGUST




University of Berkeley Police gave a Citizens Award on October 16, to Pang Ho and Terry Kelley-Farias who came to the rescue of a 6-year-old girl being mauled on August 23, by Pit Bull Mixes literally prying one off her neck and the other off her legs.  The incident happened at the University Village in Albany.

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WAYNE, RADNOR TOWNSHIP PA - A DOBERMAN PINCER ATTACKED ITS WALKER - SEVERE LACERATIONS TO FACE - HERO - LANDSCAPER CHRIS O'SULLIVAN CAME TO HER AID




An older woman was walking her sister's  DOBERMAN  PINCER  when suddenly the dog started biting her face.  After this first incident, the woman continued to walk the dog, but minutes later the attack grew more serious.

A landscaper,  CHRIS O'SULLIVAN, was working in the area around 1:30 pm when he heard screams and turned to see the dog rearing up and jumping toward her face.  Two people in a mini van started beeping and screaming that the dog was attacking her.  O'SULLIVAN  moved toward them and the woman was knocked to the ground and continued to bite her face and head as the woman screamed to the top of her lungs. He grabbed the dog off of the woman and pinned it against its neck to a stop sign.

"THE DOG WAS HUMUNGOUS AND IT WAS TAKING BITES OUT OF HER FACE.....I DIDN'T EVEN THINK TWICE ABOUT IT. IT WAS A SURREAL MOMENT. TO BE IN THE CENTER OF WAYNE AND SEE A DOBERMAN ATTACKING AN OLODER WOMAN....I WAS SHOCKED THE ENTIRE DAY."

The woman was transported to Bryn Mawr Hospital.  Radnor Police Lieutenant Chris Flanagan said the police plan on publicly acknowledging O'Sullivan and a Fed-Ex deliveryman who also helped out at the scene.

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

MOULTON, LAWRENCE COUNTY AL - IN ALABAMA YOU CAN STAGE COCKFIGHTS WITH GAMBLING AND CRUELTY TO ANIMALS BUT AS LONG AS YOU DO IT ON PRIVATE PROPERTY YOU ARE HOME FREE !!!!!!!

CALL IN MICHAEL VICK.....COCKFIGHTERS FOUND NOT GUILTY !!!

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A TRIAL BEFORE A JURY  FOR CHARGES OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS AND GAMBLING ON COCKFIGHTING ENDED IN NOT GUILTY.

ACCORDING TO THE CODE OF ALABAMA - ANY PERSON WHO KEEPS A COCKPIT OR WHO IN ANY "PUBLIC" PLACE FIGHTS COCKS SHALL, ON CONVICTION, BE FINED ......

          NOT LESS THAN $20 NOR MORE THAN $50.

ONE JUROR SAID SHE SPOKE TO REPRESENTATIVE KEN JOHNSON R-MOULTON, AND HAD CONTACTED PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS ABOUT THE

  ***  1896  *** LAW  ALLOWING  COCKFIGHTING IN A NON-PUBLIC PLACE.

JOHNSON SAID,  "ANY PROPOSED TOUGHER COCKFIGHTING LAW PROBABLY WON'T GAIN MUCH TRACTION IN THE LEGISLATURE CONSIDERING ALL THE IMPORTANT "STUFF" THAT HAS GOT TO BE ADDRESSED. FROM WHAT I'M AWARE OF, IT'S NOT A BIG PROBLEM IN LAWRENCE COUNTY  *******OR IN THE REST OF THE STATE.  AS I UNDERSTAND IT WAS AN ISSUE OF PRIVATE VERSUS PUBLIC PROPERTY, AND THAT'S A CAREFUL BALANCE THAT HAS TO BE MAINTAINED."

JUDGE MARK CRAIG GAVE A DEFINITION TO THE JURORS OF A PRIVATE DWELLING:

"A RESIDENCE WHERE NUMEROUS PEOPLE HAVE ACCESS  BY INVITATION ONLY."

LAWRENCE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY ERREK JETT SAID THOUGH THE COCKFIGHT WAS AT A RESIDENCE, THE EVENT WASN'T PRIVATE AND WAS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BECAUSE LAWRENCE COUNTY DRUG TASK FORCE INVESTIGATOR SHANNON HOLLAND WAS ABLE TO ATTEND EVEN THOUGH HE KNEW NO ONE THERE OTHER THAN AN INFORMANT.

MY COMMENT:  IT IS ONE THING IF THIS IS ON A LARGE RURAL PROPERTY OUT IN LAWRENCE COUNTY...BUT IT IS TOTALLY ANOTHER THING IF IT IS GOING ON AT A CITY PROPERTY WHERE THE LOTS ARE GIVE OR TAKE - 100 FEET WIDE !  LET ME BE THE FIRST TO INFORM YOU REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON - IT IS GOING ON !!!

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Friday, October 19, 2012

EL PASO TX - 4 PIT BULLS ATTACKED JOGGER IN A LOWER VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD - THEY WILL BE EUTHANIZED


UPDATE: On Thursday the Director of Animal Services, Nina Cloud said that the Pit Bulls that attacked a jogger will be euthanized.  The attack happened on Wednesday and they originally said the investigation would span several days. They said that regardless of the investigation, the dogs would be put down.

"RIGHT NOW THEY ARE NOT ADOPTABLE SINCE THEY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN AN UNPROVOKED ATTACK.  EACH CASE IS A UNIQUE CASE BUT RIGHT NOW, AS WE KNOW,  THE DOGS WERE NOT CONTAINED THE WAY THAT THE STATE SAYS THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE CONTAINED.

 The dog's owner received 13 citations for violations related to animal vaccinations, registration, microchips and not having the dogs confined to the property.

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A jogger was hospitalized after being attacked by a group of Pit bulls Wednesday afternoon in a Lower Valley neighborhood.  The 46-year-old man was bitten multiple times by the 4 dogs.  He was jogging about 12:50 pm when the dogs came off a property and attacked him.  On Wednesday evening Animal Control Officers were trying to find the dog's owner to see whether they have had rabies vaccines an to possibly take the dogs into custody.  When they arrived at the scene the dogs believed to be involved were on private property.  They found no dogs roaming the neighborhood.

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GERMANTOWN MD - "DRAKE" THE PUPPY ATTACKED BY 2 PIT BULLS ON OCTOBER 6 HAS DIED FOLLOWING A HEART ATTACK ON WEDNESDAY

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Drake, the puppy attacked by two pitbulls in Germantown on Oct. 6, was euthanized on Thursday following a heart attack caused by a blood clot.

Boy, Puppy Recovering After Pit Bulls Attack

'THE COMPLICATION IS "PRETTY COMMON WHEN YOU SEE MULTIPLE INJURIES CAUSED BY A CRUSHING BITE."

Drake was being walked by its owner, Max Mesa, 10, of Germantown.  He was at his grandparent's house on Quail Woods Drive when  2  LARGE PIT BULLS attacked the puppy.  Max suffered scratches and bites as he tried to protect his dog.

Animal control officers euthanized one of the Pit Bulls involved in the attack - a huge female weighing about 120 pounds. The other will be declared "potentially dangerous".

One neighbor says, "MY THREE-YEAR-OLD GRANDDAUGHTER LIVES WITH ME.  HER PARENTS DO NOT TAKE HER OUTSIDE TO PLAY IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD BECAUSE OF THE RISK OF ALL THE PIT BULLS AROUND US."

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

STANTON DE - 2 DOGS - A GERMAN SHEPHERD AND A BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIER ATTACKED A POSTAL WORKER LAST FRIDAY - THE POSTAL WORKER - ROBERT ROCHESTER, 55, HAS NOW DIED FROM COMPLICATIONS

Robert Rochester was attacked by a dog last week. He died from his injuries Wednesday.
POSTAL WORKER ROBERT ROCHESTER, 55, WAS SEVERELY INJURED IN A DOG ATTACK ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 12.  THE ATTACK HAPPENED ABOUT 4:15 PM  AND STATE POLICE RESPONDED TO THE REPORT OF 2 PEOPLE BITTEN.  ON ARRIVING THEY FOUND 2 DOGS ATTACKING A SMALLER DOG BEING WALKED BY A WOMAN.  THE OFFICER FIRED HIS WEAPON AT A GERMAN SHEPHERD ENDING THE ATTACK ON THE SMALL DOG.  THE GERMAN SHEPHERD WAS SHOT AND WOUNDED.

AFTER INVESTIGATING THEY LEARNED THAT THE POSTAL WORKER HAD BEEN ATTACKED PREVIOUS TO THE SMALL DOG BEING ATTACKED.  ONE WITNESS DESCRIBED THE MAN BEING ON THE GROUND NEAR THE MAIL BOX HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO EMPTY WITH THE GERMAN SHEPHERD RELENTLESSLY BITING HIM.  HE WOULD TRY TO GET UP AND GET AWAY BUT THE DOG WOULD GET HIM AGAIN. HE BEGAN RUNNING IN THE STREET AT CARS TRYING TO GET ONE OF THEM TO LET HIM INSIDE, BUT THEY SPED OFF. THIS WENT ON FOR WHAT SOME SAID WAS 25 MINUTES !!! FINALLY A PICKUP TRUCK STOPPED AND LET HIM INSIDE AND HE WAS BLEEDING PROFUSELY.

INFORMATION AT THIS TIME SEEMS TO SAY THAT HE WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR HIS WOUNDS BUT THEN WENT HOME.  HE DIED WEDNESDAY NIGHT AFTER EXPERIENCING FURTHER COMPLICATIONS.

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BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIER - 80 - 140 POUNDS - MALES LARGER


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

PETWORTH, WASHINGTON D.C. - 2 PIT BULLS RUN LOOSE AND ONE ATTACKED A BELOVED COCKER SPANIEL/SPRINGER MIX BEING WALKED BY A DOGWALKER - "SIAN" IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION



UPDATE: VIDEO -  SIAN IS REUNITED WITH HIS OWNER


HEROS - DAKOTA PERNEL, 18, and  CECIL BOLTON, 74, both rushed to help  Sian after one of the  PIT BULLS had him in his jaws shaking him.  Dakota says she heard screams and a dog and when she looked out she saw the lady trying to get her dog from underneath the bigger dogs....the dog walker could not break Sian free....

SHE RAN OUT AND SAYS SOME NEIGHBORS DID NOTHING.  THEY WERE WATCHING IT LIKE A MOVIE.

Two doors down Mr. Bolton sprang into action and grabbed a piece of stick.  His wife told him not to go but he kept running.....

    "I HAD TO SAVE A LIFE.  I HAD TO BEAT HIM LIKE HELL TO GET HIM OFF THE SMALLER DOG,"  HE SAID.

A driver pulled up and tried pepper spray on the Pit Bull. Finally the attack on Sian ended and he was taken to an animal hospital with extensive wounds on his abdomen.  His owner was out of town and quickly caught a flight back to D.C. The owner of the Pit Bulls was cited with having unleashed dogs and one Pit Bull was taken into custody by Animal Control.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

DALLAS TX - A PIT BULL'S GENETICS KICKED IN - AND IT GOES OUT RAMPAGING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD - THEN RETURNS HOME AND LATCHES ON TO ITS FELLOW PIT IN ITS OWN BACKYARD

On Monday night a man was bitten and  2 other dogs were attacked by a  RAMPAGING PIT.  Police were notified that a Pit Bull was chasing residents.  Then Bobby Hipp saw it attack another dog and he tried to stop the fight and was bitten on his hand.......THEN........

THE PIT BULL RETURNED HOME JUMPING BACK OVER HIS OWN FENCED BACKYARD AND  PROCEEDED TO ATTACK  ANOTHER PIT BULL THAT WAS CHAINED TO A TREE.  THE OWNER WAS NOT HOME SO NEIGHBORS TRIED SPRAYING WATER TO SEPARATE THE 2 DOGS THAT WERE FIGHTING VIOLENTLY WITH THE ATTACKING PIT BULL'S  JAWS LOCKED AROUND THE OTHER'S  NECK.  THE OWNERS THEN......

RETURNED HOME AND SEPARATED THE DOGS INTO DIFFERENT YARDS.......TO NO AVAIL....THEY BEGAN BITING EACH OTHER THROUGH A FENCE.   THE 2 DOGS BEGAN TO SHOW SEVERE BLEEDING INJURIES.

POLICE FIRED PEPPER-BALL ROUNDS AT THE PIT BULLS IN AN EFFORT  TO STOP THEM FROM FIGHTING. THE HOMEOWNER FINALLY WAS ABLE TO MOVE ONE OF THE DOGS INTO A KENNEL  AND THE "PIT SHOW" ENDED !!!!!

Animal Control finally arrived and took custody of the original  aggressive Pit Bull.

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CAPE CORAL FL - A COUNTY DEPUTY WAS ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL AS HE WAS GETTING INTO HIS CAR IN FRONT OF HIS HOME

Deputy Donald Woelke was getting into his vehicle in front of his northwest Cape Coral home when a PIT BULL charged him.  The officer extended his hand and the.....

NEIGHBOR'S  LOOSE PIT BULL LUNGED FORWARD AND BIT DOWN ON HIS RIGHT HAND AND BEGAN SHAKING ITS HEAD BACK AND FORTH WITH HIS  HAND STILL IN ITS JAWS.

The owner of the  Pit Bull, BOBBY JONES SR,  told officers that his son was walking the Pit Bull and it had gotten loose......

     !!!!!  BROKE ITS RETRACTABLE LEASH  !!!!!

There will be an investigation and the dog could be declared "DANGEROUS". He was issued 4 citations including:

*  Failure to provide proof of rabies vaccination

* Threatening and menacing behavior

* Running at Large

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VENTURA CA - NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL ATTACKED WOMAN WHO AGREED TO WATCH AFTER IT

A  PIT BULL  bit a woman in an attack about 7:38 pm on Monday night in Ventura  The woman agreed to watch her neighbor's dog  and the dog attacked her without warning.  The victim was taken to Community Memorial Hospital for treatment of what was said to be moderate injuries.

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MARICOPA AZ - FAMILY FRIEND'S DOGS RUSH OUT OF BEDROOM AND ATTACK CHILD - LIFE THREATENING INJURIES

DOGS IDENTIFIED AS PIT BULLS

A toddler suffered life-threatening injuries Saturday after he was attacked by  2 DOGS inside a Maricopa home.  The child and his older brother were being cared for by a family friend, who had locked the 2 dogs in a bedroom.  When the babysitter opened the door to retrieve something, the dogs ran out and immediatel atacked the younger boy in the living room.  He sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to a Valley hospital.  The dogs were turned over to Pinal County Animal Control for quarantine.

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

SEATTLE WA - A NEIGHBOR'S LEASHED PIT BULL LUNGES OUT AND BITES A WOMAN'S FACE AFTER SHE PETS IT

An unidentified North Delridge woman in her 60's was petting a neighbor's dog last Monday  that she was familiar with - she had seen it around - When she turned to leave, the  PIT BULL that was on a leash,  came after her and knocked her down and clamped onto her cheek and did not let go till its owner pried its jaws off her face.  The woman says that the owner also yelled at the dog but did not say anything to her and then she left.

The woman had to be hospitalized and needed 15 stitches on the right side of her face and a complication sent her back to the hospital.  Neighbors are concerned about whether Seattle Animal Shelter investigators are doing enough about it.  An SAS spokesperson says that there is no rule that they immediately seize an animal that bites a person.   An SAS employee talked with the victim on Thursday and told her the dog is now on "in-house quarantine".  The final report will determine what is done about the dog.  The owner has been notified that the dog may be deemed dangerous.

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TULSA OK - 3-TIME OFFENDER - PIT BULL/SHEPHERD MIX ??? GRABS BOY'S FOOT UNDER A FENCE AND IT WAS AN "ALMOST AMPUTATION" !!!

"OUR FOSTER CHILD WAS BIT ON THE SHOULDER AND SIDE OF HIS FOOT.  THEN OUR BIOLOGICAL SON, JOHN, WAS OVER THERE PETTING THE DOG AND WHEN HE TURNED TO WALK AWAY THE DOG CLAMPED ON THE BACK OF HIS THIGH.  IT LOOKED LIKE A BEAR HAD TAKEN A BITE OUT OF HIS LEG.  I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S GOING TO TAKE.  THE DOG TO KILL ONE OF MY KIDS OR KILL SOMEONE WALKING DOWN THE STREET."



On Saturday October 6,  thirteen-year-old  DARRIUS CARTER  was  trying to keep his own dog away from the neighbor's fence in their backyard.  His leg slipped and went near the hole in the fence and the neighbor's   PIT BULL/ SHEPHERD MIX  latched on to his foot and would not let go.....

"HE WAS PULLING  AND GNAWING AND SHAKING IT LIKE IT WAS A BONE."

His mother was not home at the time and his father was inside the house vacuuming and couldn't  hear him screaming.  Finally a grandson of the attacking dog's owner came to get the dog off him.

HIS FOOT WAS DANGLING OFF.  HE HAS HAD 3 SURGERIES SINCE THE ATTACK WITH 3 PINS PLACED INSIDE HIS FOOT HOLDING IT TOGETHER.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

LITTLE ROCK AR - 2 PIT BULLS CAME UNDER A FENCE AND KILLED 4 GOATS AND 1 SHEEP AT THE CHILDREN'S PETTING ZOO - OTHER ANIMALS ARE INJURED

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Posted on October 11, 2012 - The Little Rock Zoo says 2 dogs - a  PIT BULL  and a  PIT BULL TERRIER MIX  dug under a fence that surrounds the perimeter of the zoo and killed 4 goats and 1 sheep.  The dogs ran away and went back under the fence when approached by zoo staff members Thursday morning.  Several other animals were injured and are in the care of the zoo's veterinarian. Officials say the zoo regularly inspects the perimeter fence for holes and they re-inspected the fence this morning to ensure no animals could get in.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

PELHAM ONTARIO CANADA - ROTTWEILERS ATTACKED A 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL - "SO MANY INJURIES THEY CAN'T LIST THEM ALL"

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LATEST UPDATE:  THE CHILD IS IMPROVING.  SHE IS THE DAUGHTER OF LYMBURNER'S SON-IN-LAW'S SISTER.  VICTORIA DEHAAN LOVED ANIMALS.  SOME OF THE ANIMALS SHE GREW UP AROUND TURNED ON HER.

UPDATE:  In what is described as a  "HORRIFIC  ACCIDENT", a 5-year-old girl is in critical condition after being mauled by as many as 3 Rottweilers in Pelham Ontario near Niagara Falls.  The child had surgery Friday night at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, and is back is surgery on Saturday afternoon. It appears that the child was alone with the dogs when she was attacked.  Detective Richard Gauthier, who is leading the investigation for the Niagara force said emergency workers told him....

"THE GIRL HAS SO MANY INJURIES THEY CAN'T EVEN LIST THEM."

The home in Pelham, Ont., where a child was mauled by dogs. Police are continuing their investigation.



On Saturday neighbors told reporters that the dogs have been a problem in the past.  One woman  said she doesn't want the dogs returned because they've attacked others.  One neighbor had to hide in her garage to get away from the dogs.  Another neighbor said the dogs have been allowed to run loose in spite of a big dog pen on the property. Authorities can not find any documented complaints against these dogs.
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ANOTHER LINK: THERE WERE BEAGLES ON THE PROPERTY THAT THE FAMILY RAISED BUT THEY WERE NOT TAKEN.

Rottweilers have attacked a  5-year-old girl that was playing with puppies at her home on Friday.  Niagara Regional Police said they didn't know how many of the large muscular dogs were involved in the attack, but 3 Rottweilers were seized from the Effingham Street property by the Welland and District Humane Society.         The girl is in critical condition with multiple injuries "TOO MANY TO LIST" .  The child was taken to Welland County General Hospital but Gauthier said she was expected to be transported by air ambulance to Toronto's Sick Kids.

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HARRISBURG PA - ***LANDLORD CHARGED*** AFTER TENANT'S PIT BULL RUNS LOOSE AND ATTACKS A 10-YEAR-OLD BOY

UPDATE:  OWNER ARRESTED - THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY, 40-YEAR-OLD  -- ROXANNE PETERS -- HAD BEEN AT THE HOUSE TO ASSESS A REPAIR AND FOUND THE TENANT'S DOGS HAD URINATED ON THE HARDWOOD FLOOR.  PETERS LET THE 2 PIT BULLS OUT AND THEY RAN INTO THE STREET AND ATTACKED THE BOY.   A 72-YEAR-OLD NEIGHBOR WITNESSED THE ATTACK AND WAS ABLE TO PULL THE DOG OFF THE BOY, CAUSING THE DOG TO START ATTACKING HIM.  THE OWNER OF THE DOGS WAS ABLE TO GET THEM UNDER CONTROL AND PUT THEM INSIDE.  OFFICERS ENTERED THE HOME AFTER THE DOGS WERE SECURED TO INVESTIGATE THE INCIDENT AND FOUND THE DOG THAT BIT THE CHILD HAD BEEN PUT INTO A CAGE AND THE OTHER WAS TIED UP ON A LEASH.  THE DOG ON THE LEASH PULLED FREE AND BEGAN ATTACKING THE OFFICERS AND IT WAS SHOT AND KILLED.

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 Just after 5:30 pm on Thursday evening a 10-year-old boy was attacked by a  PIT BULL while riding his bike and after police closed a street in Harrisburg to safely remove the dog from a home, cops were forced to shoot and kill another Pit Bull  from the same residence that charged at them. The boy was taken to Harrisburg Hospital then transferred to  Hershey Medical Center with lacerations and puncture wounds.

The son of the owner of the Pit Bull, Collen Muray said this was not the first time this dog has bitten someone........

     "HE BIT A COUPLE OF PEOPLE BEFORE BUT NOT THIS BAD."

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LEEDS AL - A LARGE PORTION OF THE ROTTWEILERS FROM THE BACK YARD BREEDER JERRY LENTON- 2 OF WHICH ATTACKED AND KILLED DON THOMAS GOING TO HIS MAILBOX - TO BE SAVED FROM BEING EUTHANIZED -

"SOME TO BE ADOPTED OUT IN THE BIRMINGHAM AREA - AND SOME OF THE DOGS WILL GO TO A ROTTWEILER CENTER IN NEW YORK."

On Thursday the judge who originally ordered the dogs put down gave the Birmingham Jefferson County Animal Control the authority to decide each dog's fate on a case-by-case basis ------

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ST. CLAIR DISTRICT JUDGE ALAN FURR SAYS HE CHANGED HIS MIND ABOUT EUTHANIZING ALL OF THE DOGS AFTER .......

    SEEING ONE OF THEM LICK A REPORTER ON THE FACE.............

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MANSFIELD OH - AUNT'S 3 ROTTWEILERS ATTACKED HER 2 LITTLE NIECES

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Two Mansfield girls are in critical and serious condition Thursday night after being attacked by their aunt's   3  ROTTWEILERS.  KAITLYN O'BRIEN, 22 months, and REAGAN O'BRIEN, 3, were flown to Akron from Med/CerntralMansfield Hospital.  Richland County Dog Warden Dave Jordan said family members took the dogs to an Ashland vet to be euthanized immediately.

Sheriff's Deputy Joe Lewis said the 2 girls went for a walk with their aunt , Sandra Kinstle and Reagan apparently began running ahead of the largest Rottweiler and it took off after her. Then the other 2 Rottweilers followed him and turned on her also. The aunt was also injured trying to protect the child.

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FORT WORTH TX - 2 ROTTWEILERS ATTACKED 2 CHILDREN WALKING HOME FROM SCHOOL - HERO - CHRIS HARPS CAME WITH A STICK TO BEAT THEM OFF THE CHILDREN !!!

UPDATE:  VIDEO - 2 ROTTWEILERS  attacked children while walking home from school Wednesday at Royal Drive near Benbrook Boulevard and Interstate 20.  MERCEDES GARCIA, 7, needed 42 staples in her head after the attack and she had bites on her arm. A little boy was also injured and taken to the hospital.

HERO - CHRIS HARPS heard the children screaming and used a walking stick to hit the dogs in the nose and get them away from the children.

"IT WAS JUST NATURAL.  I HAD TO DO SOMETHING AND THERE WERE PEOPLE JUST STANDING WATCHING.  I WOULDN'T LET THAT HAPPEN TO MY CHILD, SO I JUST RAN DOWN THERE AND DID WHATEVER I COULD TO STOP THE DOGS FROM ATTACKING."

The large male Rottweiler and another younger one, maybe 6-7 months old  were brought to Fort Worth Animal Care and Control Division for quarantine and could be returned to their owner.  However, if the victim files paperwork saying the dog is dangerous, a hearing is held in front of a municipal judge.  The judge can levy strict restrictions on the dog owner, including a $100,000 insurance policy.  If the dog owner does not meet the requirements within 10 days, the animal is put down.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

BETHLEHEM PA - A PIT BULL ESCAPED A YARD AND ATTACKED A POSTAL WORKER - SERIOUS BITE INJURIES

A 70-pound   PIT BULL  escaped a yard this afternoon and attacked a female postal worker.  The attack happened in the 1500 block of Elayne Street and charges are pending.  Police declined to identify the victim or the dog owner until charges are officially filed.

The mail carrier attempted to ward the animal away with a mace-like dog spray but she was taken to the ground and bitten on both arms, face, chest and her thigh.  She suffered significant injury and is being treated at St. Luke's University Hospital in Fountain Hill.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

MARSHALL COUNTY MS - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL ATTACKED A 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL - SHE WAS AIRLIFTED TO LE BONHEUR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN MEMPHIS

MAKALA GETS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL BUT NEEDS MORE RECOVERY

UPDATE:  VIDEO  - MAKALA PARKER  is at Le Bonheur recovering from her injuries.  Jeff Hughes, the girl's grandfather, said the Pit bull bit into his precious granddaughter's school uniform ripping it to shreds. It had her by the head shaking her, then grabbed her in the shoulder and her legs, and put a 4-inch gash behind her neck.  Hughes said Makala had just come home from school when she went down the street to hang out with friends.  When she opened their door, the dog attacked.

She had been around the dog many times, but it is kept locked up inside a bedroom all day. A neighbor was walking her dog, Smiley,  along the road and that caught the attention of the PIT BULL.   The Pit Bull took off after Smiley attacking her and biting her several times.  While the Pit was attacking Smiley, neighbors had time to get Makala help. Her grandfather says she will have a long road to recovery.
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A 9-year-old girl is seriously injured in a dog attack.  Marshall County's E911 received an emergency call at 3:54 pm Wednesday.  Investigators say the girl was attacked by a  PIT BULL  at a home on Pin Oak Drive near the Warsaw community.  Marshall County deputies, animal control, a MedStat ambulance and area firefighters responded to the scene.  The victim was airlifted to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis. Her condition is unknown.

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ROSSVILLE, WALKER COUNTY GA - 2 PIT BULLS CAME OVER THE NEIGHBOR'S FENCE AND ATTACKED A FAMILY PET "SAMANTHA" AND KILLED HER



                            RIP  "SAMANTHA"

(PLEASE READ:  SAVING MAN'S BEST FRIEND - How Dangerous Breed Advocates are Redefining Our Relationships With Dogs and Why We Should Stop Them)

Saturday afternoon Lance Browne's beloved 8-year-old American Bulldog  that was chained to his garage was mauled by two 80-100 pound  PIT BULLS that came over the neighbor's fence into his yard.  He called  911 and attempted to scare the Pit Bulls off but they turned on him.

"I'VE NEVER FELT SO HELPLESS IN MY LIFE.  THEY HAD HER ON THE GROUND AND BLOOD WAS GOING EVERYWHERE.  SHE WAS A VERY GENTLE DOG AND SHE LOVED KIDS.  SHE WAS MY FRIEND."

The Pit Bulls are at the Walker County Animal Shelter undergoing evaluations for the next week.

ENTERS ANIMAL CONTROL TALKING ABOUT RESPONSIBLE OWNERS !!!

Director Alison Smith says:

* Stopping attacks begins with responsible owners.

* Being irresponsible, not being aware  ?????

* Allowing your animals to leave the property and your care can cause issues that can't be repaired.

MY COMMENT:  LOOKS LIKE A 4-FOOT FENCE TO ME.  PITS CAN GET OVER IT.  IF IT HAD BEEN A 6-FOOT OR AN 8-FOOT FENCE THEY WOULD HAVE STILL GOT TO SAMANTHA.  RESPONSIBLE OWNERS  --- IT'S JUST 2 WORDS SITTING THERE --IT MEANS NOTHING UNLESS LAWS MAKE THESE PEOPLE PUT THESE DOGS WHERE THEY CAN'T GET OUT OR BAN THEM ALTOGETHER.

                    ONE MORE COMMENT FROM ME.............

PEOPLE, DO NOT TIE YOUR PRESCIOUS PETS UP OUTSIDE WHERE THEY ARE HELPLESS.  DO NOT LEAVE THEM OUTSIDE ALONE EVER. IT'S HARD ENOUGH TO PROTECT THEM WHEN YOU ARE WITH THEM !!!!!!!!!!!!

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ROCK HILL , YORK COUNTY SC - 2 ROTTWEILERS RUN LOOSE OVER AND OVER AGAIN - THIS TIME THEY BROKE THROUGH SCREEN PORCH AND KILLED A BELOVED PET "ANGEL"


                           "RIP  ANGEL"

(PLEASE READ: SAVING MAN'S BEST FRIEND - How Dangerous Breed Advocates are Redefining our Relationships With Dogs and Why We Should Stop Them


A WEEK AFTER THE YORK COUNTY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY THREW SUPPORT BEHIND A PROPOSAL THAT TOUGHENS THE COUNTY'S ANIMAL CONTROL LAWS - A BELOVED FAMILY PET IS MAULED TO DEATH BY 2 ROTTWEILERS THAT OFTEN ROAMED THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND BROKE THROUGH THE SCREEN ON A DOOR TO COME INTO  THEIR BACK PORCH  - LEAVING THIS FAMILY DISTRAUGHT.

On Monday the Barrett family returned home with their 3 daughters, ages 6, 8, and 12, to find their beloved Pet -  a 40-pound Lab/Boxer Mix  "ANGEL"  BLEEDING TO DEATH ON THE BACK PORCH !!!
They immediately rushed her to the animal hospital but it was too late.  She had more than 100 puncture wounds.

"SHE NEVER BOTHERED ANYONE AND SHE DIDN'T STAND A CHANCE.  SHE WAS SPAYED , VACCINATED AND A REALLY GENTLE ANIMAL THAT SLEPT ON A SMALL SOFA ON THE FAMILY'S PORCH.  SHE MOTHERED OUR HORSES AND CHILDREN!!!!"

This was the 4th time within almost 2 years that the dogs have trespassed onto the Barretts' property.  The 1st time they called the owner and had them pick up the animals.  The 2nd time Rocky Barrett took the dogs back himself.  

The 3rd time, the dogs managed to jump on Angel and  beat her up pretty bad but that attack was stopped by Jimmy Bagley, deputy city manager for the city of Rock Hill. He had just dropped off one of the Barretts's daughters from school when he saw the Rottweilers after Angel.  He picked up a stick and ran them off.

The Barretts have asked the dogs' owner,   AMY CLARK  who lives nearby on S.C. 324, to keep them contained but nothing happened.

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THE DAY ANGEL DIED CANDICE BARRETT WENT TO SEE CLARK AND WHILE IN HER YARD SHE SAW THAT THE ROTTWEILERS STILL WEREN'T CONTAINED, BUT INSTEAD  --

   THEY WERE BLOODY, SWEATY AND PUNCTURED !!!!!!!

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THE WHOLE FAMILY IS DISTRAUGHT WITH BROKEN HEARTS !!!!!


****ENTERS A ROTTWEILER NUT JOB !!!!!!!!!!!!!

*  I DON'T HAVE MEAN DOGS.

* I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY DID IT

* I HATE THAT IT HAPPENED.

* NOW I'M GOING TO LOSE MY FAMILY PET TOO.

* NOBODY WINS.

* I HATE THAT IT HAPPENED.

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FATAL ROTTWEILER ATTACKS

BELOVED  83-YEAR-OLD HUSBAND, FATHER,  GRANDFATHER  MAULED TO DEATH  IN LEEDS ALABAMA BY NEIGHBOR'S ROTTWEILERS WITH A HISTORY OF RUNNING LOOSE

ALSO HERE

AND HERE


SWEDEN - A VICIOUS ROTTWEILER ATTACKING A 6-YEAR-OLD BOY - CAUGHT ON CAMERA


UPDATE:  A WOMAN IN HER 20'S SAID TO THE POLICE IT WAS HER DOG.  THE WOMAN, HOWEVER, SAID SHE HAD LENT THE DOG TO A GUY IN THE SAME AGE WHEN THE ATTACK TOOK PLACE ON MONDAY AFTERNOON.  THE BOY WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

UPDATE:  ANOTHER LINK -- SWEDEN -  MONDAY - A 6-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER BEING BITTEN BY A DOG IN BRUNNSPARKEN - THE OWNER DISAPPEARED WITH THE DOG AFTERWARDS.  HE IS NOW WANTED BY POLICE.

Dog looks like a Rottweiler !!! I don't think the little boy was severely hurt but pulled right out of his clothes...but think of the psycological  damage !!! This took place in Gothenburg Sweden.


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

SOUTH BEND IN - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A HORSE LEAVING A HUGE GASH ON THE SIDE OF ITS FACE AND BITES TO ITS LEGS



Around 2:00 pm on Saturday it was reported that a dog had attacked a family's horses.  One of the horses, SALTY, has huge gashes on her - one on the side of her face and other bites along her front right leg, front left leg and her rear right leg.  The Pit Bull was quarantined at the Humane Society in Mishawaka because it's rabies shots were past due.  After 10 days it is free to go home to its owner.  Lisa Grove from the Humane society of Saint Joseph county said considering the severity of the injuries, the Pit Bull's owners would gave to obtain a dangerous dog license before it can go home.

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ETOWAH, MCMINN COUNTY TN - THE CITY COMMISSION PROPOSES A PIT BULL BAN WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS

CURRENT OWNERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO  KEEP THEIR DOGS, BUT THOSE OWNERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO REGISTER THEIR DOG WITH THE CITY AND MUZZLE THEM WHEN OUT IN PUBLIC.

 4 SEPT 2010 - 85-YEAR-OLD MAGGIE DAUGHERTY WAS KILLED BY THE FAMILY'S  9-YEAR-OLD PIT BULL INSIDE THE HOME IN ETOWAH TN.

October 9, 2012 - Etowah resident Laura Bohannon fears her children will be attacked by a  PIT BULL.  She lives next to a home where several of the dogs are kept in the yard.

When not leashed or muzzled, the ordinance specifies that any pit bull be confined indoors or a locked in a pen or kennel.
"It's a little scary when you have children.You don't know how a strange dog will act around children," says Bohannon." There's been no attack yet, however the dogs got loose one time. They were in our yard and in the yards across the street."



She complained to city officials and shortly thereafter the Etowah City Commission passed a first reading of the ordinance to ban  PIT BULLS.  IN THE ORDINANCE THE DOGS ARE DECLARED "DANGEROUS TO HUMANS AND OTHER ANIMALS"  AND  "HAVE A TENDENCY TO ATTACK EVEN THOUGH THEY AREN'T  PROVOKED".

Current owners will be allowed to keep their dogs, but those owners will be required to register their dog with the city and muzzle them when out in public.When not leashed or muzzled, the ordinance specifies that any  PIT BULL be confined indoors or  in a locked  pen or kennel.  Owners must also post a  "BEWARE OF DOG" sign on their property.  The offspring  born of Pit Bull Dogs within the city limits must be removed from the city within six weeks of the birth of such an animal.

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MCMINN COUNTY PIT BULL FATALITY

PASADENA MD - A PIT BULL RAN LOOSE IN A NEIGHBORHOOD AND CHARGED AN OFF-DUTY OFFICER - HE SHOT IT

Officers were called to the area of Vena Lane and Notley Road in Pasadena on Sunday at about 11:00 am for reports of an aggressive animal.  When police arrived, they found that an  off-duty officer  had shot and killed a  PIT BULL  that was attacking him.

The dog had escaped from a home on Vena Lane.  It was approaching residents of the neighborhood in an aggressive way.  A resident was asking the off-duty officer for help.  The officer was attempting to guide the dog back to its home when it charged and attacked the officer's leg.  The officer drew his weapon and fired striking the animal.  It ran a few yards and collapsed and died.

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NATIONAL CITY CA - PIT BULL MAULS A 4-YEAR OLD GIRL - OWNER ARRESTED - FELONY CHILD ENDANGERMENT/OBSTRUCTING AN OFFICER/OWNING ANIMAL THAT CAUSED SERIOUS INJURY !!!

Hailey Nunez was treated by National City police officers where they allowed her to sit in the front seat of one of their patrol cars.
VIDEO

HAILEY RETURNS HOME !!!

UPDATE:  VIDEO - PICTURE OF LITTLE HAILEY NUNEZ - IT TOOK 4 MEN TO BEAT IT OFF - HERO - ONE MAN FOUND A LARGE ROCK AND BASHED THE SERPENT-LOOKING PIT WITH IT - THE OWNER HAD NO CONTROL OF IT !!!  

   
          *****  BAIL SET AT $100,000  *****

BRITTANY GARDINER, 22 ,  had taken her 60-70-pound  PIT BULL outside on a leash to a grassy area to go to the bathroom.  The 4-year-old girl, a neighbor, asked to pat the dog and........

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GARDINER SAID IT WAS OK.  THE CHILD WALKED UP TO THE DOG, IT LUNGED AND BIT HER FACE....NEIGHBORS CAME TO .....HELP PRY THE PIT OFF !!!!!

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An officer got there in 1 minute and Gardiner had the dog in her car and was trying to leave, but officers stopped her.  She was jailed on suspicion of  felony child endangerment, obstructing an officer and owning an animal that caused serious injury.  Jail records show her bail was set at $100,000.

Paramedics took the child to Rady Children's Hospital.  The dog is being held in quarantine.

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SHE HAD GIVEN THE CHILD PERMISSION TO PET THE DOG BELIEVING IT HAD NO AGGRESSIVE TENDENCIES.

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MANSFIELD OH - A FRIEND'S BOXER ATTACKED A 7-YEAR-OLD BOY

Richland County Dog Warden Dave Jordan took Max into custody after the boxer bit a child in the face and arm Monday afternoon in the 300 block of Poplar Street.

A 7-year-old boy, DARIUS CLARK, was mauled by a dog said to be a Boxer owned by Mansffield Senior High School football coach Chioke Bradley.  The boy walked just a few doors down from his home to play with a  friend.  When he came up to the door, the dog began growling at him and then ran out and began to bite Darius.  Plastic surgery may be needed because of the severity of his injuries.

A citation was issued for failing to control a dangerous dog.  The child had played at the house many times.  A neighbor said police have been called muliple times for excessive barking. The dog will be euthanized at the request of the owners.

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NEW HAVEN CT - A PIT BULL BREAKS FROM A METAL CHAIN AND RUNS LOOSE TAKING A BELOVED POODLE FROM ITS OWNER AND KILLING IT - ALL IN FRONT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN NEAR A SCHOOL

Pit Bull Attack

(PLEASE READ:  SAVING MAN'S BEST FRIEND - How Dangerous Breed Advocates are Redefining Our Relationships With Dogs and Why We Should Stop Them


Around 7:30 Tuesday  morning a  PIT BULL  running loose attacked and killed a beloved  POODLE being walked on a leash by it's owner....AND IN FRONT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN !!!

"THIS VICIOUS PIT BULL CAME OUT OF NOWHERE AND SNATCHED HIM AND JUST GRABBED HIM BY HIS NECK AND JUST DRAGGED HIM 2 HOUSES DOWN AND KILLED MY 6-YEAR-OLD DOG. HE WAS THE SWEETEST MOST LOVED DOG IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND IT'S JUST NOT FAIR TO HAVE SOMETHING THAT SWEET TAKEN FROM YOU. "  SAID THE OWNER OF THE POODLE.

After killing the poodle, another neighbor says the Pit Bull was hanging around her house stalking her dog.  The police were called and then neighbors watched the Pit Bull.....FOLLOW A GIRL DOWN THE SIDEWALK ON HER WAY TO SCHOOL!!!!!

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Monday, October 8, 2012

GRAYSON COUNTY TX - NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULLS ATTACKED A SHEEP DOG SEVERAL TIMES - THIS LAST TIME THEY KILLED IT !!!

HUNTER ADAMS is angry after he says his neighbor's  PIT BULLS  attacked and killed his sheep dog "FRECKLES"  and neighbors want something done about these 2 dogs they say have taken free reign of their neighborhood.

"THEIR DOGS KEPT COMING OUT OF THE FENCE AND ATTACKING MY DOG AND HE HAD A BIG GASH ON ONE OF HIS LEGS. THESE DOGS JUST HAD IT IN FOR HIM AND THE LAST TIME THEY CAUGHT HIM OUT THEY KILLED HIM.  SEVERAL OCCASIONS I'D GO OUT MY FRONT DOOR AND THEY WOULD BE  RIGHT THERE BY MY FRONT DOOR AND I'D GET MY PELLET PISTON AND CHASE THEM OFF.

Neighbors also say they have seen the animals running loose many times and they want the owner to keep better control over them.  They called animal control to check things out but the dogs were not around on Friday morning.

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HUBERT NC - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A MAN WALKING HIS BORDER COLLIE "VALERIE" BEING TRAINED AS HIS SERVICE DOG- NOW HER TRAINING MAY BE DERAILED

DANIEL HARRINGTON, who has cancer, was walking his border collie "VALERIE"  on their normal route on Friday when a PIT BULL broke its chain and attacked them.  The Pit knocked Harrington down and tried to take a bite out of his hand and then it got a good hold on Valerie's right thigh.

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VALERIE WAS TREATED AT A VET AFTER THE ATTACK AND NOW HARRINGTON WORRIES  THE EXPERIENCE MAY -------

      DERAIL HER TRAINING AS A SERVICE DOG !!!

"SHE WAS VERY SHAKEN UP AND ACTUALLY BACKS AWAY FROM ME WHEN I TRY TO REACH DOWN AND PET HER."

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Animal Control for Onslow County, said the agency is quarantining the dog for 10 days and it is believed the owner of this particular dog is going to sign it over for euthanasia.  If not it could be labeled "POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS" or "DANGEROUS".

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

GERMANTOWN MD - 2-PIT-BULLS RUN LOOSE AND ATTACKED A 10-YEAR-OLD BOY AND HIS PUPPY WHILE THEY WERE TAKING A WALK IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD

Boy, Puppy Recovering After Pit Bulls Attack


WE WERE TRYING TO BEAT THEM OFF AND THE PIT BULLS DIDN'T EVEN SEEM TO NOTICE

Linda Gutierrez/submitted 
Drake, the puppy attacked by two pit bulls in Germantown last week, recuperates in Lake Forest Animal Hospital in Gaithersburg. The attack left him with two broken legs, a broken jaw and missing half of his ear.

UPDATE:  VIDEO

(PLEASE READ:  SAVING MAN'S BEST FRIEND - How Dangerous Breed Advocates are Redefining Our Relationships With Dogs and Why We Should Stop Them)

A 10-year-old boy was walking his 8-week old puppy  on Saturday afternoon when  2 PIT BULLS  escaped their leashes in Germantown.

The boy's mother, Daisy Cardenas,  says her son Max started running for his house but could not make it.

"THE PIT BULLS BEGAN ATTACKING MY SON AND THE PUPPY RIGHT THERE IN THE STREET."

She and 2 neighbors quickly tried to get the dogs away.  One used a broom and the other sprayed water from a hose.

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THE PUPPY NAMED "DRAKE" HAS BROKEN LEGS AND A BROKEN JAW.

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"I WANT THIS TO BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE PIT BULLS TO PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE.  IF YOU CAN'T HOLD THEM TIGHT, PLEASE DON'T BE OUTSIDE WITH THEM.  THEY'RE  VERY DANGEROUS."

Montgomery County police took the 2 pit bulls away.  Cardenas said she plans to file a civil lawsuit against the owner of the dogs.

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

BOSTON MA - 2 PIT BULLS TEAR THROUGH A SCREEN TO ESCAPE AND RAMPAGE THROUGH A NEIGHBORHOOD BITING A TEENAGER AND KILLING A CAT

BOSTON MAYOR THOMAS MENINO WANTS TO RESURRECT A CITY LAW REQUIRING PIT BULLS TO BE MUZZLED.

ANOTHER VIDEO- "THESE DOGS, GOD KNOWS WHAT THEY WERE CAPABLE OF DOING. IT WAS A SERIOUS PUBLIC SAFETY THREAT."

Two  PIT BULLS TORE THROUGH A SCREEN TO MAKE THEIR ESCAPE from their owner's home on Sumner Street in East Boston and went on a rampage according to residents. They chased children and bit a teenager and killed a cat forcing Boston Police to shoot at one of the dogs.

WHEN ANYONE WOULD PASS BY THE DOG IT WOULD CHASE OR GROWL AT THEM AND EVERYONE WOULD RUN.  A TEENAGER, 13-YEAR-OLD ALEX VILLANUEVA WAS BITTEN IN THE ARM.  HE TRIED TO OUT RUN THE DOG BUT HE GOT TIRED AND IT CAUGHT HIM AND DIDN'T LET GO.

Neighbors called 911 and a policeman drew  his weapon and fired several shots.

ENTERS THE PIT NUTTER -- CALVIN CLEMONS

* SOMEONE ELSE LIFTED UP THE SCREEN AND LET THEM OUT.

* MY PIT BULLS MUST HAVE BEEN PROVOKED.

* THERE'S A BIAS AGAINST PIT BULLS.

* MY DOG WOULD NEVER HURT ANYBODY

* I DIDN'T TRAIN MY DOG TO BE A VICIOUS ANIMAL.

* HE WOULDN'T DO THAT.

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Friday, October 5, 2012

SHENANDOAH, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY PA - 2 PIT BULLS GET OUT FRONT DOOR AND ATTACKED A MAN JUST WALKING TO THE STORE- SERIOUS BITES TO HIS ARMS, HANDS, AND FOOT

Borough police received a call at 3:28 pm on September 18, from the Schuylkill County Communications Center to the 500 block of West Arlington Street on a dog bite.  When Patrolman Kirk Kirkland arrived , he found the caller,  BARTON KNOCKHENMUS, 59, STANDING OUTSIDE SCREAMING IN PAIN AND HOLDING HIS ARMS.

Knockhenmus  told police he was walking back to his home from the store and the dogs came out of the house of  SCOTT POPENHAGEN,  and he did nothing to the dogs before the attack and only tried to defend himself when they attacked.  He was taken to the hospital in an ambulance for serious bites, especially one on his right forearm.

HE RECEIVED MORE THAN 80 STITCHES ON HIS RIGHT ARM AND HAND,  BITES TO THE LEFT ARM AND HAND AND A BRUISED AND FRACTURED FOOT !!!!!

Popenhagen, 32, told Kirkland that his children had just come home from school and opened the front door and the 2 PIT BULLS got out the door.  He was charged with 3 citations on each dog.......AND.......

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HE WAS ALLOWED TO REMOVE THE DOGS FROM HIS HOUSE AND PLACE THEM AT A FRIEND'S HOME IN TREXLERTOWN, WHERE A STATE DOG LAW OFFICER WILL CHECK ON THEM !!!!!

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HAMDEN CT - 2 ROTTWEILERS RUN LOOSE AND BEGAN TO ATTACK A 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL - HER GRANDMOTHER RUSHED IN TO SAVE THE CHILD AND GOT SERIOUSLY BITTEN - HEROS - NEIGHBORS WITH BASEBALL BATS !!!


"THEY JUMPED ON THE BACK OF HER NECK AND KNOCKED HER DOWN AND DRAGGED HER INTO THE STREET LIKE AN ALLIGATOR WOULD."

Two  ROTTWEILERS  pushed open a gate inside of a fenced area at 35 Edwards St. when their owner placed trash outside.  The 2 dogs proceeded to 440 Shelton Avenue where they reportedly attacked a 6-year-old girl.  The girl's grandmother, Cynthia Reed, ran outside and was attacked by the dogs, according to police.  They began to pull her into the street   and 2 neighbor's grabbed baseball bats and fought the dogs off of Reed.

Reed was bleeding profusely from the back and head when firefighters, medics and officers arrived.  She was taken to the Hospital of Saint Raphael for treatment of reported serious injuries  The animal control officer is investigating.

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MADISONVILLE OH - A PIT BULL RUNS LOOSE BITING 3 PEOPLE AND KEEPING EMERGENCY CREWS AT BAY

VIDEO - Police and Emergency crews were called Wednesday after a loose PIT BULL  kept people trapped in their homes.  Emergency crews were unable to get to the injured people when they arrived because of the dog.  Animal Control officers were finally able to remove the dog and placed it in a van.  Neighbors said the dog had attacked people at least twice previously this year.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

SEATTLE WA - 2 DOGS ESCAPE A YARD AND THE PIT BULL MIX ATTACKED A 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL - OFFICER SHOT AND WOUNDED IT

UPDATE:  THE DOG IS REPORTED TO BE A PIT/LAB MIX


A Seattle police officer shot and wounded a roaming dog that bit a 12-year-old girl in the South Park neighborhood Thursday.  Police say 2 dogs escaped from a  yard  and one dog, reported to be a PIT BULLMIX, attacked the girl near 10th Avenue South and South Henderson

When one dog charged an officer he opened fire wounding the dog.  Medics were called to the scene to treat the girl.  Her condition is not known at this time.

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DETROIT MI - A PIT BULL KILLS A 3-WEEK-OLD INFANT


MOTHER - MARCIELLA RAMIREZ SPEAKS OUT ABOUT THE DEATH OF HER BABY - TARILYN LUCIANA BOWLES





blog.dogsbite.org - 9 U.S. CITIZENS HAVE BEEN KILLED BY DOGS IN THE LAST 35 DAYS - 1 - ROTTWEILER, 1 - CANE CORSO, AND THE OTHER 7 ALL POSSIBLY BY PIT BULLS AND THEIR MIXES !!!!!


THE DOG JUST SMELLED BABY FORMULA ON THE INFANTS CLOTHING - SO I GUESS IT JUST "LICKED THE BABY TO DEATH" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ANOTHER VIDEO

UPDATE:  VIDEO - THE BABY HAD BEEN FED AND WAS PLACED ON THE DINING ROOM FLOOR - THE 2-YEAR-OLD PIT BULL HAD BEEN FED SCRAPS OUT THE BACK DOOR AND

                      "SOMEHOW"

GOT TO THE BABY AND MAULED ITS FACE!!!!! A NEIGHBOR SAYS:

"YOU SEE PIT BULLS EVERYWHERE NOW....YOU SHOULDN'T  BE AFRAID TO COME OUT OF YOUR HOUSE!!!"

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A 3-WEEK-OLD INFANT DIED THURSDAY EVENING AFTER BEING MAULED BY A PIT BULL ON THE CITY'S WEST SIDE.  THE CHILD'S MOTHER, 24, CARRIED HER BABY IN A CAR SEAT INTO A HOME IN THE 7700 BLOCK OF STAHELIN AROUND 5:45 PM.  SHE PLACED THE CAR SEAT ON THE FLOOR AND WALKED AWAY FOR A MOMENT.  WHEN SHE RETURNED SHE FOUND THE PIT BULL ATTACKING HER DAUGHTER.  THE INFANT WAS RUSHED TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL FOR EMERGENCY TREATMENT, BUT SHE DIED FROM HER INJURIES.

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