Monday, December 31, 2012

SYLVESTER, WORTH COUNTY GA - 3 BULLDOG MIXES CAME FROM NEXT DOOR AND ATTACKED A MAN LOOKING AT A HOUSE TO RENT - NEIGHBOR CAME WITH A GUN - HE IS A HERO!!!

MICHAEL TOWELL, 39,  has been released from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital after an incredible encounter with  3 BULLDOG MIXES  on Saturday.  Michael is a large man - 6 foot 5 inches tall.  He and his wife, Kristina, and her grandmother were checking out a house for rent off Woodcrest Road.  He got out of his car to check out the property with his wife and the grandmother still inside it when he was attacked by 3 Dogs from next door that had chewed through their leashes.  They took the big man to the ground for around 10 minutes as his wife tried to chase the dogs away with the car and the grandmother dialing 911.  He has serious wounds to his arms, legs, hands, and head requiring 40 staples.

Finally a neighbor heard the commotion and came with a gun and shot one of them then another one.  One dog died and one ran off.  Best Friends Humane Society came and picked up the 3 dogs - ALSO 4 MORE IN THE NEIGHBOR'S YARD TOTALING  7 DOGS - that had been chained up in the yard next door.  Deputies believe the owner of the dogs has been in Florida since Monday.  All 7 dogs appear to be malnourished and will remain in custody for at least 10 days.

                        BREEDER OR FIGHTER???????

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INDIANAPOLIS IN - A PIT BULL IS DESTROYED WITH AN OFFICER'S IMPD-ISSUED 12-GAUGE AFTER IT ATTACKED A PERSON THEN BIT AN ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER SEVERAL TIMES

UPDATE ON THIS STORY:  THE PIT BULL HAD EARLIER ATTACKED A WOMAN WHO WAS HOSPITALIZED

Two officers responded to the 2400 block of Asbury Street shortly after 5 pm Saturday after an...
     
ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER AND ANOTHER PERSON WERE ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL.
         
As the officers approached the house a white Pit Bull with blood visible on him charged at them.  One officer fired his handgun striking the dog in the neck. The officers then found ACC officer Michael Bonita who had been bitten several times by the dog.

One of the officers then went to the back of the house with ......

    HIS IMPD-ISSUED 12-GAUGE SHOTGUN IN HAND.

The dog growled and showed his teeth and attempted to jump at the officer and he fired twice destroying the Pit.

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

PERRIS, RIVERSIDE COUNTY CA - MAN WENT MISSING AFTER HE TOOK HIS PIT BULL FOR A WALK - HE WAS FOUND DEAD IN A FIELD AND THE PIT BULL BECAME AGGRESSIVE AND A DEPUTY SHOT IT

UPDATE:  MAN IDENTIFIED AS JOSE APREZA, AGE 53


An unidentified man went missing Sunday after he left to take the family dog  for a walk --- a PIT BULL.  He was found dead in an open field.  A deputy killed the Pit Bull in self-defense  as it attacked him.  There's no word yet if the deputy was injured by the dog and the cause of the man's death is unknown at this time.  The investigation is ongoing.

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

PINEHILL, CIBOLA COUNTY NM - PACK OF 9 DOGS HAVE MAULED TO DEATH AN 8-YEAR-OLD BOY

Dog pack attacks, kills Ramah boy

UPDATE:  PICTURE OF THE CHILD ON DONATION JAR 

UPDATE:  BOY IDENTIFIED - TOMAS JAY HENIO - FOUND BY HIS MOTHER FACE DOWN UNRESPONSIVE - CHILD HAD BEEN BITTEN PREVIOUSLY BY THE FAMILY DOG - THE FAMILY DOG AND 8 OTHERS WERE EUTHANIZED AND DNA TESTS WILL BE DONE - STILL NO WORD ON THE BREED OF THE DOGS !!!

UPDATE:  VIDEO SHOWING ABOUT  5  DOGS

The Ramah Navajo Police confirm that they're investigating a fatal dog mauling case in Cibola County on Wednesday, December 26.  The FBI has also confirmed that it's investigating the 8-year-old boy's death.  The child was mauled to death by  9 DOGS -- ONE OF THEM SAID TO BE HIS OWN FAMILY'S DOG.


????? MAY BE STOCK PHOTO OF OTHER DOGS

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dogsbite.org



INTERNET PICTURE OF KOREAN JINDO

Friday, December 28, 2012

TOPEKA KS - SON'S PIT BULL TYPE DOG ATTACKED HIS PARENTS WHEN THEY GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT

VIDEO

A couple got into an argument Friday morning and "UPSET THEIR SON'S PIT BULL - VARIETY DOG.  The Pit attacked them both - Alan and Brenda Tibbits - and awakened their son, also Alan Tibbits, who happened to be asleep at the time.  The father, 52, had wounds on his arms and legs and the mother had wounds on her arms and buttocks.

The attack only stopped after the son retrieved his handgun and fired 2 shots into the ceiling.  He then locked the dog in a bedroom and called 911.  The family has relinquished  ownership of the dog and it will be euthanized after being quarantined.  They did not have a license for the dog and were fined $30.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

LENOIR NC - 2 DOGS BEING WALKED BY A WOMAN ATTACKED HER LEAVING HER WITH LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES

"THERE IS NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THOSE DOGS WOULD HAVE KILLED HER. SHE JUST KEPT SAYING  'I'M SO TIRED, I CAN'T KEEP FIGHTING THEM OFF.' "

DEBORAH VANDERBOUGH, 51, was mauled by 2 dogs Monday afternoon.  Neighbors heard screaming and looked out their windows to a horrible sight as the 2 dogs said to be a  BULLDOG MIX AND BOXER MIX  pinned her down - one ripping her leg one way and the other ripping her arm the other way.  Witnesses say they mauled her to the point where they completely ripped her pants off and her arm had flesh all the way down to the bone.  They ripped her apart and the dogs had blood all over them.

Neighbors say Vanderbough is dating a man that lives in the neighborhood and she would take his dogs out for walks in a spacious backyard field several days a week........


THE DOGS BIT ANOTHER WOMAN A FEW MONTHS AGO DURING A WALK. ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS TOOK A REPORT BUT THE DOGS WERE ALLOWED TO STAY.


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CHARLOTTE NC - ELDERLY WOMAN ATTACKED BY PIT BULL TYPE DOGS HAS LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES

VIDEO:  74-YEAR-OLD WOMAN ATTACKED BY NEIGHBORS PIT BULLS THAT GOT LOOSE FROM THEIR KENNEL  ...and   HERE

NOT MUCH INFORMATION COMING OUT - WOMAN WAS ATTACKED BY 1 PIT BULL AND POSSIBLY 2

UPDATE:  THE WOMAN HAS A SEVERE BITE TO HER LEG

A WOMAN IS AT CAROLINAS MEDICAL CENTER WITH LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES AFTER A DOG ATTACK IN NORTH CHARLOTTE.  MEDIC AND POLICE RESPONDED TO THE 5800 BLOCK OF LINDA VISTA LANE AROUND 4:30 PM WEDNESDAY.  POLICE SAY THE ATTACK INVOLVED MORE THAN 1....

                  PIT BULL OR PIT BULL MIX

THE OWNER TURNED THE DOGS OVER TO ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

LAGRANGE, TROUP COUNTY GA - BULLY BREEDS KILL FAMILY PETS AND TERRORIZE NEIGHBORS - PET LAB TAKEN OUT OF TEENAGER'S ARMS AND KILLED - CAT KILLED - HORSE ATTACKED - VICTIMS NOT HAPPY WITH ENFORCEMENT !!!

PAIGE NEIGHBORS:  "I DON'T BELIEVE WHEN PEOPLE SAY 'IT'S HOW YOU RAISE THEM'. I BELIEVE THAT PIT BULLS HAVE THE INSTINCT TO KILL, IF NOT MAIM.  I'VE SEEN PLENTY OF CASES WHERE OWNERS SAY THAT THEIR DOGS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN GOOD AND NEVER HURT ANYONE, BUT END UP ATTACKING LATER IN LIFE. I'M HOPING THAT A BAN WOULD BECOME LAW IN TROUP COUNTY AND EVERYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES.  I HAD CALLED ANIMAL CONTROL SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE ABOUT THE DOGS BEING LOOSE, BUT THEY HAVE NEVER DONE ANYTHING-----NOBODY CARES UNTIL SOMEONE GETS HURT, THEN IT'S TOO LATE. ON THE NEWS A WHILE AGO A WOMAN WAS ATTACKED BY A PIT BECAUSE THE OWNER SAID HER PERFUME INCITED HIM !!!!!!!!!"

On December 1, Logan Lanier was taking his 7-month-old Lab for a walk on a leash down his street when 3 dogs ran from a yard  to attack his Lab.  He picked up his pet and held it but he was bitten and a white  AMERICAN BULLDOG MIX  took his Lab right out of his arms and ran into the woods with it and he never saw his pet again !!!!!

The AMERICAN BULLDOG was taken to the animal shelter for quarantine and the owner - TERESA BLEDSOE - WAS GIVEN A CITATION FOR THE ANIMAL BEING LOOSE.

"THAT'S ALL WE CAN DO,"  SAYS CHIEF LONZA EDMONDSON OF THE TROUP COUNTY MARSHAL'S DEPARTMENT....."WE DID OUR JOB."

Shane Lanier, Logan's father, feels like the owner should have received more than a citation.

"There are kids all over the neighborhood.  What if a kid would have gotten severely attacked?  There were 3 dogs and they were not on leashes.  They should have on leashes or restrained in some way."

Another resident of the area, Paige Neighbors, says that on December 17 she watched as her cat was being pulled to pieces by  2 PIT BULLS - IT'S HEAD IN ONE PIT BULL'S MOUTH AND IT'S LEGS IN ANOTHER PIT BULL'S MOUTH.  She says that the Pit Bulls lived on Wall Road where they had previously attacked another resident's horse.  Initially, LaGrange  Animal Control came out to take pictures of the lifeless cat, but the incident was turned over to the marshals the next day because the attack occurred in Troup County.  They informed her that the dogs would be taken away for 10 days and that the owner would pay a fine.

The city of LaGrange has restrictions on PIT BULLS that require owners to have specified secure enclosures and insurance, and register the animal with the city.  The city of West Point has a similar ordinance for "DANGEROUS DOGS" which includes PIT BULL BREEDS, that requires owners to register and hold insurance for their animals.  In Hogansville and unincorporated Troup County there are no such breed-specific limitations.

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http://www.dogsbite.org/


Saturday, December 22, 2012

PARKLAND, PIERCE COUNTY WA - PIT BULL DRAMA OF THE WEEK - NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL DUG THROUGH FENCE AND CLAMPED DOWN ON BUBBLE'S NECK RUPTURING HER JUGULAR VEIN - NO CITATIONS ISSUED - NO ONE CHARGED - BUT WAIT..!!!!! THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO THIS STORY !!!



         PIERCE COUNTY WALK OF SHAME !!!

ANIMAL UNCONTROL OFFICER SAYS:  "I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT ISSUING AN INFRACTION WOULD SERVE ANY PURPOSE OTHER THAN BEING PURELY PUNITIVE."

Debra Stoltenberg's beloved 12-year-old Chow/German Shepherd Mix was attacked by her neighbor's Pit Bull that dug under a fence and came onto her property and attacked Bubbles on her front porch.  Nearly 2 weeks later Bubbles has survived the surgery for a ruptured jugular vein and the layers of stitches and much medical care leaving Stoltenberg with a bill of $1,635 plus.......BUT HERE'S THE PROBLEM.....

STOLTENBERG WAS NOT HOME WHEN THE ATTACK HAPPENED AND THE PERSON WHO OBSERVED THE ATTACK AND CALLED 911 WOULD NOT LEAVE HIS NAME  WITH THE RESPONDING OFFICER.  OFFICIALS ARE SAYING THAT WITHOUT A WITNESS LEGAL ACTION WOULD NOT HOLD UP TO A CHALLENGE IN COURT.  IF THAT PERSON WOULD HAVE STEPPED FORWARD, THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN AN EASY CASE.

                                   HOWEVER

NO ONE DISPUTES BUBBLES WAS ATTACKED BY THE NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL ON THE FRONT PORCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WITH A WITNESS THE OWNER COULD HAVE RECEIVED AN INFRACTION,  PERHAPS "ANIMAL AT LARGE" WHICH CARRIES A FINE OF $246, AND THE PIT BULL WOULD HAVE BEEN DECLARED POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS, OR DANGEROUS.  BOTH DESIGNATIONS HAVE STRICT REQUIREMENTS INCLUDING LIABILITY INSURANCE AND A PERMIT.

BUT WAIT....READING FURTHER......

ON FRIDAY, A FATHER AND SON TOLD THE NEWS TRIBUNE THEY WITNESSED THE ATTACK ON BUBBLES AND SAID THEY WOULD TESTIFY.  LAMAR MAPP SAID HE CALLED 911 AND ANIMAL CONTROL AFTER HIS SON, RAMAL, TOLD HIM THE NEIGHBOR'S ....

****PIT BULL AND BULLMASTIFF WERE ATTACKING BUBBLES.****



LAMAR MAPP LIVES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF STOLTENBERG AND HE SAYS HE TOLD THE RESPONDING ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER WHAT HE SAW AND GAVE HER HIS NAME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HIS SON WAS WALKING HOME FROM SCHOOL AND SAW THE ATTACK ALREADY UNDER WAY AND HE TRIED TO STOP IT BY YELLING AND THROWING ROCKS.

WHEN DEPUTY COUNTY PROSECUTOR CORT O'CONNOR WAS TOLD THIS INFORMATION, HE ASKED THAT ANIMAL CONTROL CONTACT THE MAPPS  AS POSSIBLE WITNESSES.

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ENTERS A POSSIBLE PIT NUTTER ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER SAYING THIS:

"I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT ISSUING AN INFRACTION WOULD SERVE ANY PURPOSE OTHER THAN BEING PURELY PUNITIVE."

The Pierce County Animal Control Officer who responded to the attack on bubbles did not issue an infraction in part because of the PIT BULL OWNER'S  WILLINGNESS TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY (WHATEVER THE HELL THAT PHRASE MEANS ?????!!!!!!!)  THE OWNER, WHO HAS NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED BECAUSE SHE HAS NOT BEEN CHARGED,  SAID SHE WOULD PAY FOR BUBBLE'S MEDICAL BILLS AND WOULD KEEP THE PIT BULL IN A KENNEL UNTIL THE FENCE WAS FIXED.

OTHER INFURIATING FACTS:

* The owner moved into the rental house next door just a few days before the attack on Bubbles.

* She has refused to pay the vet bills.

* When Stoltenberg arrived home around 6 pm on December 10 after the attack there were 7 people in her yard saying Bubbles was getting ...."SHOOK LIKE A RAG DOLL".

* Lamar Mapp says he gave the responding animal control officer his name but "SHE" did not talk to him.

* Stoltenberg says she plans to go to court in an attempt to force her neighbor to pay the bills.

* BOTTOM LINE ------BUBBLES IS NOW SCARED TO GO OUTSIDE AND WON'T IF SHE HEARS....

          ***THE NEIGHBOR'S 4 DOGS OUT OF THEIR PENS***


LINK

http://blog.dogsbite.org/2007/10/owners-charged-in-attack-where-pit.html

SUE GORMAN WAS ALSO ATTACKED BY PIT BULLS IN PIERCE COUNTY

PIERCE COUNTY PAID $2.2 MILLION

SUE GORMAN SPEAKS:  "PEOPLE OF PIERCE COUNTY ARE STILL NOT SAFE BECAUSE OF FLAWED ANIMAL CONTROL SYSTEM"


Friday, December 21, 2012

CASTLEPARK GREEN, EDINBURGH SCOTLAND - A STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER RAN LOOSE IN A PARK AND BIT A 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN THE FACE

A 2-year-old little girl had just been picked up from nursery school around 4 pm yesterday by her mother and then they went to the play park at Castlepark Green. As they were leaving the park a large unleashed dog approached them without its owner.  The dog, described as being a brown  STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER WITH BLACK SPOTS AND A HEAVY BUILD,  lunged at the child biting her face.

A man who was walking in the area ran to their aid and forced the dog off the child. The child was taken too Craigmillar Medical Practice for treatment.  Officers are now trying to find the dog responsible for the attack and its owner.  They would also like to talk to the good Samaritan who came to their aid.

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FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY MI - 4 BOXERS THAT ATTACKED A TEENAGER IN APRIL SERIOUSLY INJURING HER HAVE BEEN EUTHANIZED

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Officials say that  4 BOXERS  that attacked a 15-year-old girl outside their home in April have been euthanized.  A district judge, who ruled earlier that the dogs were dangerous, denied a motion by the owner of the dogs, Timothy Locoangeli, to have his pets put down by a personal veterinarian rather than the county's animal control.  The judge also denied Locoangeli's request to be present during the process.

The 4 Boxers ran outside their home and attacked the girl.......

BITING HER MORE THAN 200 TIMES....SHE UNDERWENT 5 SURGERIES AND WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR 10 DAYS AND WAS LUCKY TO HAVE SURVIVED THE ATTACK.

Locoangeli, who was not home at the time of the attack, is charged with 4 felony counts of owning a dangerous dog that caused serious injury and is expected to go to trial in January.  He states that his dogs were not vicious dogs and that they were protecting their own property and "THEIR LITTER OF PUPPIES".

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

COLE HARBOUR, NOVA SCOTIA CANADA - A STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER/PIT BULL MIX ATTACKED A 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL VISITING ITS HOME

CTV Atlantic: Little girl hospitalized

Martin Geertsema's 4-year-old daughter was with a family friend while visiting a home on December 8 when she was attacked by a  STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER/PIT BULL MIX.  The owner has been charged in the incident and her dog seized by the city.  Geertsema says both the charge and the seizure come as a relief to his family. His daughter underwent surgery and is still recovering and could possibly have nerve damage.  She had about 50 stitches on her forehead above her eye.

The dog was supposed to have been locked in a room during the visit but it got out.  The owner, NATASHA PARKER, was asleep when the incident occurred.  She owns 2 of these PIT BULL TYPE DOGS AND HERE IS HER PIT NUTTER BABBLE:

* SHE NIPPED HER AND I FEEL HORRIBLE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LITTLE GIRL.

* MY DOG SENSED FEAR AND IT ALL WENT DOWNHILL FROM THERE.

* I'M SHOCKED, MY DOG WOULD NEVER DO THAT, IT'S REALLY OUT OF THE ORDINARY.

* MY DOG HAS NEVER SHOWED SIGNS OF AGGRESSION.

* I WANT MY DOG BACK.

Parker is due to appear in court on January 3 and the judge will decide the fate of the dog. She will be issued a fine for not having the animal licensed with the city, her dog could be deemed dangerous and be placed under a number of conditions or it could be destroyed.

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ANOTHER ARTICLE WITH A PICTURE OF A TINY BABY SLEEPING NEXT TO A PIT BULL!!!!!  IS THIS A PICTURE OF THE DOG THAT BIT THE 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL ??????


GRAND RAPIDS MI - 2 PIT BULLS GOT IN A FIGHT AND WHEN A MOTHER AND HER DAUGHTER TRIED TO SEPARATE THEM THEY BOTH GOT THEIR THUMBS BITTEN OFF !!!

A mother and her daughter are recovering after an incident with their 2  PIT BULLS when they tried to break up a fight on Wednesday morning.  The mother first tried to separate the 2 fighting Pits when one of them snapped and bit the tip of her thumb off.  Then the daughter tried to separate them and part of her thumb was also bitten off.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

ROTORUA NZ - FAMILY'S PIT BULL ATTACKED A 2-YEAR-OLD BOY CAUSING SERIOUS FACIAL INJURIES

A 2-year-old boy suffered serious facial injuries when he was attacked by an  AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER on Saturday.  The child wandered out of a house where he was being looked after by his aunt  on Ruth Street, Fordlands, when he was attacked by one of the two Pit Bulls that were family pets on the property. The Pit Bull was known to the council as it was classified as "MENACING" under the Dog Control Act 1996.  It was registered as it was required to be.

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AT THE TIME HIS AUNT WAS NOT AT HOME AND HE WAS IN THE CARE OF A TEENAGER.

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THIS LATEST ATTACK WAS A REMINDER THAT 4 PERCENT OF THE DOG POPULATION IN ROTORUA WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR NEARLY 20 PERCENT OF BITES. ROTORUA DISTRICT COUNCIL ANIMAL CONTROL SUPERVISOR KEVIN COUTTS SAID:

"I HOPE IN THIS CASE THE OWNER GIVES THIS DOG UP.  I CAN'T SEE THAT DOG GOING HOME.  WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO GET ALL PIT BULLS SPAYED OR NEUTERED TO STOP THEM BREEDING AND GET RID OF THEM.  PEOPLE DON'T GET THE DAMAGE THESE DOGS CAN DO."

THE COUNCIL RECENTLY RESOLVED TO ENFORCE THE FULL PROVISIONS OF SECTION 33E OF THE DOG CONTROL ACT 1996.  THIS MEANS THE OWNER OF ANY DOG CLASSIFIED AS A "MENACING DOG" UNDER THE ACT MUST, WITHIN ONE MONTH, PRODUCE A CERTIFICATE ISSUED FROM A REGISTERED VET CERTIFYING  IT HAS BEEN NEUTERED.  MR. COUTTS SAID MOST OF DOGS AFFECTED WERE AMERICAN PIT BULL-TERRIER TYPES AND DOGS CROSSED WITH THAT BREED.

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HEMPSTEAD COUNTY AR - A LOOSE PIT BULL ATTACKED A LITTLE GIRL BITING HER ON THE HEAD - HER GRANDFATHER SHOT AND KILLED THE DOG

The Sheriff's department responded to a call to 372 Highway 299 Sunday around 4:50 pm after a young girl had been bitten by a Pit Bull. The girl's mother took her to Wadley Regional Medical Center in Hope in her car before an ambulance could arrive at the scene.

The mother told the Sheriff's Deputy that her daughter had been playing outside in the yard when her grandmother heard her scream.  The dog left bite marks on the child's head.  She was treated and released from the hospital.

The mother said the Pit Bull had been coming around their residence for several days but had not displayed an aggressive nature prior to the attack.  The owner has not been identified at this time.  The grandfather shot and killed the dog shortly after the attack.

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LIVERMORE FALLS ME - FAMILY'S PET AMERICAN BULLDOG/HUSKY MIX ATTACKED THEIR 18-MONTH-OLD GRANDSON AND THEN ATTACKED THE GRANDMOTHER AS SHE TRIED TO SAVE THE BABY


HERE'S A PICTURE OF THE DOG - PIT BULL/WOLF OR AN AMERICAN BULLDOG/HUSKY - THEY SURE LOOK A LOT ALIKE TO ME !!!!!

The family

UPDATE:  GRANDMOTHER EXPLAINS THAT HER GRANDSON WAS ATTACKED BY THEIR AMERICAN BULLDOG/HUSKY MIX IN THE HALLWAY AND THAT HER HUSBAND HAD BEEN BITTEN BY A STRAY DOG SEVERAL DAYS BEFORE


Police say they responded to a call from a home on Route 17 for a dog-bite incident Saturday morning.  Reports say the Pit Bull/Wolf Hybrid Mix had been locked in a room and quarantined the previous day by the town's animal control officer for undisclosed reasons.

Apparently the doorway of the room in which the dog had been barricaded was low enough for the child to peer over. The dog grabbed the child by the head and pulled him over and began to maul him.  When the parents ran to the aid of the child, the mother was also attacked.  The dog was euthanized following the attack and will be tested in Augusta.

On Sunday the child was still in surgery with severe facial damage.  The mother will undergo another reconstructive surgery to her arm.

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PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - A FAMILY DOG KILLED A BABY - 4TH CHILD KILLED BY A DOG IN THE COUNTRY SINCE 1998

A family's dog attacked and killed their baby in a flat in Prague-Zizkov
on Friday . Rescuers and policemen responded to a home but later refused to comment on the case because of the child's age.

A similar case occurred in Czech Republic in 2003 when a 3-year-old dog, a cross-breed of Labrador and Doberman, killed the 1 1/2 year-old daughter of its owner.

An 11-year-old boy died after being bitten by his own dog, a 4-year-old Bullmastif, in North Moravia in 1998.

In November 2010, a 4-year-old boy fell down from a balcony into a pen with 2 Pit Bull Terriers near Prerov, north Moravia, killing him.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO CA - AN AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER THAT ATTACKED A HORSE IN PRESIDIO IN AUGUST ORDERED TO BE EUTHANIZED


Police say this horse was bitten 13 times in the dog attack.


Police say a U.S. Park Police horse was attacked and bitten 13 times by a "vicious" dog last August in the Presidio near Crissy Field.

The Police Department released the results of an investigation into an August 6, 2012 attack by an American Staffordshire Terrier (PIT BULL) on a U.S. Park Police Department officer and his horse near Crissy field in the Presidio.  The dog was off leash in an area where it is OK for dogs to be off leash as long as the animal obeys voice commands or can other wise be controlled by the owner.

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INVESTIGATORS SAY:

* THE DOG SAW THEM FROM 200 FEET AWAY AND RAN TOWARD THE TEAM AND LEAPT UP AND BIT AN OFFICER ON HIS LEG AND THE OFFICER ORDERED THE OWNER TO TAKE CONTROL OF HIS DOG AND HE FAILED TO TAKE CONTROL AND THE DOG PROCEEDED TO ATTACK THE HORSE BITING IT ON THE ABDOMEN AND THEN LOCKING ITS JAWS ONTO THE HORSE'S LEG.

* THE HORSE THEN FELL OVER AND THREW THE OFFICER KNOCKING HIM UNCONSCIOUS.

* THE HORSE THEN RAN BACK TO ITS STABLE BUT THE DOORS WERE CLOSED AND THE PURSUING DOG ATTACKED THE HORSE THE SECOND TIME INFLICTING ADDITIONAL INJURIES.

* THE HORSE TOOK OFF RUNNING AGAIN AND WAS ATTACKED YET THE THIRD TIME BY THE PIT BULL.  THE HORSE MANAGED TO GET AWAY  AGAIN AND RAN A HALF A MILE  TO THE AREA OF ARMISTEAD ROAD AND RAMSEL COURT WITH THE DOG STILL ATTACKING IT.

AT THIS POINT A U.S. PARK POLICE MOTOCYCLE OFFICER CAUGHT UP TO THEM AND INTERVENED, ENDING THE ATTACK.  THE HORSE SUSTAINED 13 BITES WHEN IT WAS ALL OVER.  IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THE PURSUIT AND BITES TO THE HORSE'S TORSO ARE INDICATIVE OF:

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           "A DESIRE TO SERIOUSLY INJURE OR KILL."

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THEREFORE THE HEARING OFFICER DECIDED THAT THE DOG WAS A "VICIOUS AND DANGEROUS ANIMAL" AND THERE WAS NO ALTERNATIVE BUT TO ORDER THE ANIMAL BE KILLED.

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RELATED ARTICLE


Thursday, December 13, 2012

TOPEKA KS - A "RESCUED" PIT BULL HAS KILLED A 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL


A dog described as a pit-bull mix was in custody of animal control officers Thursday after it attacked a 2-year-old child in a residence at 5831 S.E. Cross. The child was rushed to a Topeka hospital where she later died from her wounds.  ERIC SMITH/THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL

SHAWNEE COUNTY SHERIFF IDENTIFIED THE DEAD CHILD AS  SAVANNAH MAE EDWARDS





LOOKS LIKE A RED-NOSED PIT BULL TO ME !!!!!!!

DOG AGGRESSIVE PIT BULL ADOPTED OUT BY WHICH SHELTER???

ANOTHER ARTICLE:  ACCORDING TO AUTHORITIES THE DOG WAS FROM A SHELTER

A 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS BITTEN THURSDAY AFTERNOON INSIDE  THE HOME OF A RELATIVE THAT SHE AND HER MOTHER WERE VISITING.  THE DOG WAS A 6-YEAR-OLD MALE SAID TO HAVE BEEN A RESCUE ANIMAL THAT BELONGED TO THE TENANT AT THE ADDRESS.  THE CHILD WAS ADMINISTERED CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION BEFORE SHE WAS TRANSPORTED TO A TOPEKA HOSPITAL WITH LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES.  SHE WAS LATER PRONOUNCED DEAD.

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DURHAM NC - LOOSE PIT BULLS ATTACKED A MINIATURE HORSE "SHADOW" SERIOUSLY WOUNDING IT - A NEIGHBOR'S LARGER HORSE WAS ALSO ATTACKED

VIDEO - John Riggs walks his property with a rifle after dogs described as  PIT BULLS  by witnesses attacked his miniature horse "SHADOW".  The little horse was seriously injured and left weak and frightened.  A vet stitched up what she could and stapled the side of his face together but he has a long road to recovery with a high risk of infection from the many bites.  The Riggs also face huge vet bills.

Their neighbor Juanita Pearce's larger horse was also attacked by the same dogs.  Her horse fought back kicking one dog in the air, but the Pit Bull just kept coming back after him.  By the time deputies arrived, the gray and brown colored Pit Bulls had run off into the woods.

Riggs wants to warn other families and he is concerned about children playing outside.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

SELMA, FRESNO COUNTY CA - 4 PIT BULLS MAULED A MAN TO DEATH LEAVING A BLOOD TRAIL BACK TO THEIR HOME !!!

VICTIM IDENTIFIED AS 34-YEAR-OLD  ESTEBAN ALAVEZ

UPDATE:  6 PIT BULL PUPPIES AND 2 OTHER DOGS ALSO TAKEN INTO CUSTODY - NEIGHBORS SAY THE PITS HAD KILLED A PET AND KEPT OTHERS TERRORIZED BY NOT LETTING THEM GET OUT OF THEIR CARS.

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Police responded to a call about 7:10 pm Tuesday when a woman turned into the  driveway of her home in the 12000 block of South Highland Avenue and saw the body of a man lying on her property.  She got out of her car and ran next door for help.   The adult Hispanic man had suffered traumatic injuries and detectives determined quickly from evidence of paw prints all around the body that he had been attacked by dogs.  They followed  the blood trail to a nearby residence where evidence of blood was found on....

           4  PIT  BULLS !!!!!

The dogs were taken to Liberty Animal Control. The Fresno County Coroner's Office will determine the  exact cause of death and once the investigation is completed, the DA's office will decide if any charges will be filed against the owner of the dogs.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

MANSFIELD TX - FAMILY'S PIT BULL ATTACKED THEIR 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL - AIRLIFTED WITH SERIOUS INJURIES

Firefighters and Police responded to a call about 5:30 pm Monday  in the 1100 block of Glen Creek Drive in Mansfield.  A 2-year-old girl was seriously injured Monday evening and another man also hurt after a family's  PIT BULL  attacked them.  The toddler was taken by helicopter ambulance to Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth.  A 26-year-old man was treated at the scene.  The Pit Bull was seized by animal control and the case is being investigated.  

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LEEDS AL - JERRY AND JACQUELINE LENTON ARE FACING CHARGES OF MANSLAUGHTER AND CRIMINALLY NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE AFTER THEIR ROTTWEILERS KILLED AN 83-YEAR-OLD NEIGHBOR

L-R: Jerry Lenton and Jacqueline Lenton turned themselves into Leeds police Tuesday. Source: Leeds Police Department

"MANSLAUGHTER, UNDER CRIMINAL LAW, IS THE ONE YOU LOOK AT AS WRECKLESS.  YOU ARE AWARE OF A PERCEIVED RISK OF HARM, YOU NEGLECT THAT RISK OF HARM, YOUR ACTIONS CAUSE DEATH OF SOMEONE ELSE."

THE ST. CLAIR COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY HAS CONFIRMED THAT A COUPLE WHO OWNED TWO ROTTWEILERS THAT ATTACKED AND KILLED  DONALD THOMAS, 83, IN SEPTEMBER, ARE NOW FACING MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES.  THE 2 ROTTWEILERS WERE KILLED AND .....

      33 OTHER DOGS WERE TAKEN FROM THEIR HOME !!!!!!!

THE LENTONS TURNED THEMSELVES IN TO LEEDS POLICE ON TUESDAY MORNING.  THEY ARE DUE IN COURT IN MID-JANUARY.

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Friday, December 7, 2012

PALM COAST FL - FATHER OF A 10-MONTH-OLD BABY LEAVES HIS PIT BULL IN CARE OF THE CHILD WHILE HE GOES TO A BAR

James Irvine:  No father of the year award for this loser

A mother of a 10-month-old baby was at work and when she came home she thought she would find the child's father caring for it.  But what she found was......

A PIT BULL LAYING OUTSIDE THE CLOSED BEDROOM DOOR WITH THE BABY INSIDE!!!  SHE CALLED POLICE AFTER LEARNING THE BABY'S FATHER HAD GONE OUT DRINKING AND LEFT THE PIT BULL TO BABYSIT.

JAMES IRVINE, 41, was arrested early Saturday and charged with child neglect after allegedly leaving his 10-month-old baby in the care of his Pit Bull while he went to a bar.

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PASADENA TX - WHAT APPEARS TO BE A PIT BULL ATTACKED A 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL ON A SCHOOL BUS



UPDATE:  BUS DRIVER WILL BE DISCIPLINED

ON MONDAY MORNING SELENA DIAZ WAS ATTACKED BY A DOG AS SHE WAS SITTING ON THE BUS WHEN IT STOPPED TO PICK UP OTHER KIDS.  THE DOG RAN TO THE BACK OF THE BUS WHERE SHE WAS SITTING AND STARTED BITING HER.  SHE ACTUALLY ATTEMPTED  TO PRY THE PIT'S JAWS FROM HER LEG.  SHE THEN TRIED TO JUMP OVER THE OTHER SEAT TO GET AWAY FROM HIM BUT IT WAS CLAMPED DOWN TOO HARD ON HER LEG.

HER MOTHER CAN BARELY WATCH THE VIDEO.....

"THIS DOG HAS HIS TEETH CLENCHED INTO YOUR CHILD'S LEG AND NOBODY'S DOING ANYTHING.  THIS SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED, SOMEBODY SHOULD HAVE JUMPED IN SOONER."

THE ORDEAL CAN BE SEEN AND HEARD ON CELLPHONE VIDEO THAT WAS RECORDED BY ANOTHER MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT.  THE BUS DRIVER FINALLY STEPPED IN AND PULLED THE DOG OFF HER.  THE FAMILY WAS ABLE TO CAPTURE THE DOG LATER THAT DAY AND CALLED POLICE.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

EFFINGHAM COUNTY GA - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A HUMANE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

A deputy humane enforcement officer remains in an area hospital being treated for several puncture wounds to his arm and chest after being attacked by a  PIT BULL.   The officer responded to a call about a dog at large in the 1300 block of Clyo-Shawnee Road this afternoon.  As the deputy was walking toward the residence, the Pit Bull attacked him.

The deputy shot the dog 2 times.  The dog survived the gunshots but was euthanized later this afternoon.  The owner of the Pit Bull, MICHAEL JENKINS, 33, OF CLYO, was charged with having a dog at large.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

GRIFFIN GA - A FAMILY'S AMERICAN BULLDOG ATTACKED THEIR 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL - AIRLIFTED TO CHILDREN'S HEALTHCARE OF ATLANTA

GRANDMOTHER SPEAKS:  THE DOG THAT CLAMPED DOWN ON HER HEAD WAS AN

                "AMERICAN BULLDOG"

Lily, 5, was injured in a dog attack.






SHRINERS STEP UP TO HELP THIS CHILD FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE - THE FAMILY HAS NO INSURANCE - THE GRANDMOTHER LOST TEETH AND BROKE HER HAND FIGHTING THE PIT BULL FOR HER GRANDCHILD

SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN HELPS THIRD YOUNG SOUTHERN PIT BULL MAULING VICTIM



VIDEO:  HERO - OFFICER SPEAKS ABOUT FIRING THE MANY SHOTS THAT FINALLY FREED THE CHILD FROM THE 8-YEAR-OLD PIT'S JAWS

THE CHILD'S EAR WAS RIPPED OFF AND SHE IS UNDER GOING RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

VICTIM IDENTIFIED AS LILLY GOODSON - ALL 3 DOGS WERE ON HER - SEVERE FACIAL TRAUMA

A 5-year-old child was attacked by a family's PIT  BULL on Ruth Street around 2:40 pm today.  Officers arrived to find the Grandmother attempting to pull the animal away from the girl.  An officer was forced to shoot and kill the dog. Spaulding Regional EMS arrived and notified AIR LIFE GEORGIA and the little girl was transported to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

The dog was taken to Spaulding County Animal shelter and euthanized.  Two other dogs were removed from the home and taken to the shelter also.

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SAINT CATHERINE PARISH JAMAICA - A PIT BULL ATTACKED 2 SISTERS WALKING TOGETHER - THE 2-YEAR-OLD SISTER WAS KILLED

UPDATE:  THIS IS THE 2ND TIME RONICA WAS  ATTACKED BY A DOG !!!

A 2-year-old girl is dead after she was attacked by a  PIT BULL  in Saint Catherine yesterday.  RONICA GREGORY  of Rose Hall in the parish and her sister were walking through a yard in the area when they were attacked by the dog.  Both girls sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital where Ronica was pronounced dead.  Police are investigating.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

NEW CASSEL NY - HEROS - 3 PIT BULLS ATTACKED A FATHER WALKING WITH HIS DAUGHTER - HE COMPLETELY SHIELDED HER AND SUFFERED MULTIPLE BITES - A 16-YEAR-OLD BOY ALSO RUSHED TO THEIR AID AND WAS BITTEN

On Monday afternoon a 44-year-old man was walking with his daughter on Maplewood Drive when  3 PIT BULLS  began an attack on them.  The man shielded his daughter as the dogs bit him on the arms, legs and his midsection.  A 16-year-old boy was in his house when he heard the barking and he came out and was bitten on the knee when he attempted to come to their aid.

A teenager where the dogs live finally came out and removed the Pit Bulls and put them back into her house.......

POLICE ARRESTED NYISHA BANKS, 17, OF MAPLEWOOD DRIVE AND ANOTHER JUVENILE WITH HER  AND CHARGED THEM WITH RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT.

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NORTH SHORE, AUCKLAND NZ - STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER ATTACKED A 4-YEAR-OLD BOY

A 4-year-old boy is recovering in the hospital after being mauled by a dog that belonged to a person who was visiting his home.  Neighbors heard screams and rushed next door to find the boy covered in blood. They first believed  the boy had been the victim of an assault and called police.  When officers arrived it was established he had been attacked by a  STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER.  The boy was taken to Starship Hospital where he is being treated for .....

   A SEVERE SCALP LACERATION AND A BITE WOUND BELOW HIS EYE.

The dog has been seized and is expected to be destroyed.

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Monday, December 3, 2012

HAGERSTOWN MD - A 3-YEAR-OLD PIT BULL AND A 3-MONTH-OLD PIT BULL RUN LOOSE AND ATTACKED 3 PEOPLE SENDING THEM TO THE HOSPITAL

Police say that 1 man and 2 women had to be hospitalized Sunday after  2 PIT BULLS  attacked them.  The dogs were running loose and cornered the victims.  One Pit Bull was  3-years-old and the other was:

                      3   MONTHS   OLD   !!!!!!!!!

An officer was bitten also but not severely and several residents of the area suffered minor injuries while trying to assist the officers.  The officer shot one of the Pits and the bullet passed through its back and hit the other dog also.  Both dogs have been euthanized.

"THE VICTIM'S  INJURIES ARE SEVERE ENOUGH THAT THEY WILL HAVE TO BE  TREATED MULTIPLE TIMES AT THE WOUND CENTER FOR FOOT INJURIES, ARM INJURIES AND LEG INJURIES."

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SOCORRO NM - 5 PIT BULLS RAN LOOSE AND ATTACKED A HOMELESS DISABLED MAN COLLECTING ALUMINUM CANS WITH HIS SMALL PET - HIS PET WAS KILLED AND HIS FACE WAS DISFIGURED AND HIS EAR WAS AMPUTATED

UPDATE:  THE 5 PIT BULLS WERE EUTHANIZED - CHARGES ARE EXPECTED AGAINST THE OWNERS

UPDATE:  MAN STILL HOSPITALIZED WITH SEVERE FACIAL INJURIES

A disabled homeless man, ARMANDO GUTIERREZ, was attacked on Friday evening by 5 PIT BULLS as he was collecting aluminum cans.  A neighbor said that he makes a living doing this and they help him out by giving him food.  The small pet dog he carried around with him was killed in the attack by the Pit Bulls.  The victim was taken to Del Sol Medical Center and is now in stable condition.  His face was disfigured and he had to have an ear amputated.

Neighbors say the dogs recently attacked another small dog in the neighborhood.  The owner, Maria Stephenson, has been cited.  She turned over the dogs to animal control and requested they be put down.

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

PASADENA MD - 2 AMERICAN BULLDOGS ATTACKED A 7-YEAR-OLD BOY WHILE IN THE CARE OF HIS AUNT

UPDATE:  THE DOGS HAD A PREVIOUS HISTORY ATTACKING OTHER DOGS - THE ATTACK ENDED UP OUTSIDE ON THE DECK !!! 

UPDATE:  911 CALL RELEASED - DOGS BELONGED TO AUNT'S BOYFRIEND - CHILD STILL HOSPITALIZED

UPDATE: THE 2 AMERICAN BULLDOGS WERE EUTHANIZED AT THE SCENE

Police responded to a call from a woman on Saturday evening screaming for help.  She said her  2 AMERICAN BULLDOGS  were attacking her 7-year-old nephew she was babysitting.  An officer arrived at the home about 2 minutes later  and discovered the attack was still going on inside the house.  The woman was trying to protect the child but could not stop the dogs.

The officer shot one of the dogs and that caused the other dog to retreat into the house.  When the officer followed that dog,  it turned on him  and he shot that dog also.

The child had extensive injuries and a landing zone was set up at Jacobsville Elementary School and the child was transported by helicopter to Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore.  Animal Control responded to the scene and planned to euthanize the dogs Saturday night.

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

MEMPHIS TN - 3-YEAR-OLD ANGELO GARCIA SURVIVED A LIFE-THREATENING PIT BULL ATTACK IN JUNE THAT RIPPED PART OF HIS FACE OFF



              *** 18 SURGERIES ***

He is celebrating his 3rd birthday. The attack was so bad that witnesses could see his bones.  Angelo's family was putting away groceries when he made  "easy access" into his neighbor's backyard and a chained PIT BULL NAMED CANNIBAL  attacked him.  The dog was put down shortly after the attack and the owners, who also had many other Pit Bulls, moved from the neighborhood.

PEOPLE, READ THE COMMENTS.......

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