Sunday, August 31, 2014
GRANITE CITY, MADISON COUNTY IL - THE MOTHER OF A MINOR CHILD HAS FILED A SUIT AGAINST THE OWNER OF A PIT BULL AFTER IT ATTACKED HER 8-YEAR-OLD SON
A man, 51, was taken to hospital in Inverness this afternoon after being attacked by his own dog.
He sustained injuries to both arms during the attack and was taken by ambulance to Raigmore Hospital.
The incident, which happened at about 12pm, took place on the pavement on Sir Walter Scott Drive across the road from the Asda store.
The dog, which is thought to be a Staffordshire bull terrier/American bulldog cross, was put down following the attack.
The busy road was closed for about 30 minutes and the dog was controlled by police dog handlers until the vets arrived.
LONGMONT CO - A PIT BULL OWNER GETS ATTACKED BY HIS SISTER'S PIT BULL THAT LATCHES ONTO HIS FACE - HOW I WISH I HAD A VIDEO OF THIS ONE IN REAL TIME!!!!!
BUNNELL, FLAGLER COUNTY FL - AFTER 2 YEARS STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FINALLY DROPS CHARGES AGAINST RICHARD MARIER WHO STABBED A PIT BULL THAT HAD ATTACKED HIS PET DOG
LUMBERTON, ROBESON COUNTY NC - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A VETERINARIAN WHEN HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO VACCINATE IT
A 54-year-old man had to be taken to the hospital for after a pit bull bit him, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
A 54-year-old man had to be taken to the hospital for after a pit bull bit him, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
A deputy also fired at the dog, but missed, according to Spokeswoman Lourdes Clayton.
Animal services was called to assist.
The dog was in the house in the 500 block of Gerard Avenue when it started going crazy and bit the man, prompting the people in the house to call deputies, a spokeswoman said.
No one else was injured.
Friday, August 29, 2014
MILFORD CT - A LOOSE PIT BULL ATTACKED A WOMAN AND HER DOG WHILE THEY WERE WALKING IN EISENHOWER PARK
A woman told police she was recently bitten by a PIT BULL while walking her dog through a Milford park.
The woman said she was walking her dog through Eisenhower Park when two pit bulls attacked it.
When she tried to protect her dog, she said the pit bulls turned on her and bit her face.
Police are looking into the incident and whether or not the pit bulls were properly leashed or if they broke free from their owner when they saw the woman's dog.
Dolores Peters said she spends a lot of time at the same park with her dog.
"I just feel so badly for this lady, this should never have happened," she said.
Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident should contact Milford police at (203)878-6551
BERWYN IL - 2 PIT BULLS ESCAPED THEIR FENCE AND ATTACKED A WOMAN WALKING HER DOG - SHE WAS INJURED AND HER PET WAS KILLED - POLICE SHOT THEM
Police shot and killed two "extremely aggressive" pit bulls Thursday morning after one of the dogs attacked a woman and killed her dog, then went after responding officers.
At about 7:40 a.m. Thursday, Berwyn police responded to several 911 calls about a pit bull attack in the area of 27th Street and Ridgeland Avenue. Witnesses said a pit bull came out from under the fence of a home and attacked a woman walking her small dog, a release from police said.
Police saw two extremely aggressive pit bulls in the rear of the home at 2640 Ridgeland and one of them jumped over a five-foot high fence in the front and started toward officers, and a group of children and their parents walking to school in the area.
Because of the "immediate threat to everyone in the area," officers shot and killed the "extremely dangerous" pit bull, police said in the release. At the same time, the second pit bull -- also called "dangerously aggressive" -- jumped the fence in the rear of the home and was fatally shot by officers.
The small dog, of an unknown breed, died from injuries inflicted by the pit bull, and the woman, who was attacked while trying to protect her dog, was taken to a hospital with injuries that included dog bites, according to police.
One officer suffered minor, superficial wounds to his left and right calf areas while trying to stop the first pit bull. The officer was treated at a hospital and released.
Police continue to investigate and said the charges could be filed against the owners of the pit bulls.
STEELTON PA - A PIT BULL ESCAPED ITS FENCE AND ATTACKED AN 8-YEAR-OLD BOY - SEVERE INJURIES TO HIS FACE AND LEG
A Steelton couple is facing several dog law violations, after police said their pet PIT BULL escaped their backyard and attacked an 8-year-old earlier this week. The boy was one of several children playing and riding scooters around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of South River Alley, where the dog apparently crawled under its fenced-in yard and attacked, according to a Steelton Borough police news release.
The dog bit the child several times in his face and lower leg, severely injuring him, police said.
Fortunately, a nearby neighbor witnessed the attack and rushed to the child's defense, punching the dog and pulling it away from the young boy, according to police. The boy was immediately rushed to Harrisburg Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Police did not indicate the boy's status in Thursday's release.
Officers identified the dog's owners as Dawn Wright and Steven Vujasinovich, both 41. Wright and Vujasinovich will be issued several dog law citations, including dangerous dogs, failure to license or vaccinate a dog and failure to properly confine the animal.
Tuesday's incident was the second call involving pit bulls in the borough within two weeks, but the incidents involved different dogs, police said.
5 GROWN MEN NOW AND THEN KICKING AND PUNCHING, WATER POURED ON IT, SNOW AND ICE FLUNG AT IT, ITS BACK LEGS HELD UP.....THERE'S A LEASH LAYING THERE THAT COULD HAVE STRANGLED IT ?????? I THINK THIS LITTLE DOG PROBABLY DIED!!!
GREER SC - A "CRAIGSLIST" PIT BULL ATTACKED A 6-YEAR-OLD BOY AS HE WAS WALKING FROM THE SCHOOL BUS TO HIS HOME - SEVERELY BITTEN AND ARM BROKEN IN 3 PLACES
A child is recuperating following surgery after he was bitten by a neighbor’s dog, according to Greer police.
The police report said the 6-year-old boy got off a school bus and was walking between two neighbors’ homes when the dog bit him.
The boy’s mother took him to Greer Memorial Hospital emergency room. He was then transferred to Greenville Memorial Hospital for emergency surgery. Hospital staff said the boy was severely bitten and had punctures wounds to his arm and leg, and the bites had fractured his arm in three places
The officer contacted the owner of the dog on Harvey Road. She said she had no paperwork for shots or registration of the PIT BULL because she had bought him from a Craigslist advertiser in May and had not yet taken it to a vet.
At the officer’s request, the owner took the dog to Greer City Kennel to be quarantined.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
CLAY COUNTY FL - DECEMBER 18, 2011 - KARIN CARTER, 61, WAS ATTACKED BY HER SON'S PIT BULLS LEAVING HER NEAR DEATH - THE RETIRED TEACHER HAS COMPLETED HER FIRST BOOK ABOUT HER HORRIFIC EXPERIENCE "THE WAR THAT RAGED WITHIN" - THIS SHOULD BE REQUIRED READING FOR ALL ANIMAL CONTROL DIRECTORS
Max, Leah, Ruby, Helen, her son's pit bulls that had always been friendly to her, ran out to greet her. She started rubbing their chests and scratching their ears when suddenly they turned from man's best friend into Karin's worst nightmare.
"Oh my god, they've killed Karin!" thought her brother-in-law, Daniel, who was the first one to get to her. The scene was so bloody that they thought the dogs had just torn an animal apart.
Karin had been mauled to within an inch of her life. Her right leg was mangled beyond recognition, exposing bone and torn flesh. Her blood had mixed with the mud on the ground in one of the most vicious dog attacks in recent history.
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MY ORIGINAL POST TYPED UP AND PUBLISHED ON THE DAY MY HUSBAND AND I RECEIVED THE PHONE CALL FROM OUR LAWYER THAT THE CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE OF OUR COUNTY HAD RULED IN OUR FAVOR AND THE PIT BULLS NEXT DOOR MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE NEIGHBOR'S PROPERTY - DECEMBER 22, 2011 -
A Clay County woman is fighting for her life after a vicious pit bull attack.
Investigators said the six dogs that mauled 61-year-old Karin Carter were owned by her son, Derek Carter. Karin Carter was attacked Sunday afternoon in the 6000 block of Old Carter Road in Maxville.
Deputies said Carter was attacked while riding on a golf cart between her property and her son's.
"We were concerned at the time that she was going to die," said Lt. Russ Burke, of the Clay County Sheriff's Office. "She has severe injuries to one of her legs and she might still lose that leg."
Deputies said neighbors ran over to help, and one person shot one of the dogs to get it off of Carter.
"Heard her crying for help and saved her life when they pulled the dogs off of her," Burke said.
All six of the pit bills were taken to Clay County Animal Care and Control. Their future is uncertain, except that they will remain there until the investigation is complete.
Burke said the family was in the middle of building a new pen to keep the dogs in but hadn't yet finished it when Carter was attacked.
"Must be 6-7 feet high, but the dogs were getting out and roaming freely at the time," Burke said.
Police are searching for a PIT BULL and its owner after the dog allegedly attacked and killed another dog during a hike in northern New Hampshire last week. The attack happened Thursday near Tuckerman Ravine, police said. The injured dog died from its injuries three days later.
New Hampshire State Police released a photo of a man and put bull wanted in connection in the attack. Anyone with information is urged to call police at 603-223-8873.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
ST. ALBANS, VICTORIA AU - AYEN CHOL, 4, WAS MAULED TO DEATH BY A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL MIX THAT CHARGED INSIDE HER HOME AS SHE CLUNG TO HER MOTHER'S LEG IN AUGUST 2011 - HER MOTHER HAS FILED A LEGAL SUIT AGAINST THE OWNERS OF THE DOG
PRAIRIE CITY IA - JENA WRIGHT'S TRIAL DATE IS SET - HER AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER MAULED 4-YEAR-OLD JORDYN ARNDT TO DEATH IN APRIL 2013
The trial is set for the Prairie City woman whose dog killed a little girl. Jena Wright is charged with child endangerment, neglect, and assault on a peace officer.
Police say Wright’s American Staffordshire terrier mauled four-year-old Jordyn Arndt in April of 2013. Jordyn died from her injuries.
Wright’s trial is scheduled for December 8th.
BELPRE OH - A VERY LARGE FRENCH MASTIFF ESCAPED ITS KENNEL AT THE HUMANE SOCIETY BY CHEWING THROUGH THE METAL FENCING
A French Mastiff seized from a Belpre home last week was shot and killed Monday after escaping from the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley.
The dog has a history of violence and aggression. He was responsible for the previous mauling death of another dog, said shelter manager Steve Herron.
"He was the dog that was taken as a confiscation from a warrant served last Thursday," said Herron.
The dog was one of 12 animals seized from the home of Carla Lutz, 62, and Jennifer Lutz, 40, of 759 Sycamore St., Belpre. The home was covered in feces and urine, both animal and human, according to officials.
The dog had previously been ordered euthanized after an attack that killed another dog. However, the dog and two other mastiffs involved in the attack were reported lost and the case was eventually dropped.
The dog was not euthanized when brought to the shelter Thursday because proper legal channels have to be followed, said Herron.
The dog, which weighed between 150 and 170 pounds, escaped Monday morning from the shelter by chewing a hole through the metal fencing of his kennel, said Herron.
"Basically, he was outside in a kennel during the daily cleaning, and he literally chewed a three-foot hole in the back of his kennel. It's basically a metal cross-hatched fence," he said.
Area law enforcement were called to look for the dog, which was deemed dangerous and unapproachable.
When found Monday afternoon on property owned by the Washington County Home, the dog was aggressive, growling and barking at approaching officers, said Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks.
The dog was shot and killed by Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Timothy Call, Mincks said.
PORTARLINGTON IRELAND - AUTHORITIES AND CITIZENS BELIEVE PIT BULLS ARE BEING USED BY THUGS TO KILL OFF HOUSEHOLD PETS TO MAKE ROBBERIES EASIER
Two pit bulls were found in a garden in Portarlington last week, after viciously killing three other dogs.
The attacks happened in three separate houses on the Station Road during in the early hours of Monday morning, August 18. While local people were horrified by the incident they also fear the incident could be an organised effort to make their houses a target for theft.
One house owner, Jason Sneyd, awoke that morning to find his dogs “torn apart”. Mr Sneyd owned two dogs, a springer spaniel and staffordshire bull terrier which were in separate gardens.
“They were both torn apart, and the two pit bulls were still in the neighbour’s garden, lying next to the terrier. They couldn’t move because their legs were wounded so badly from fighting,” he told the Leinster Express.
Mr Sneyd kept the terrier in his neighbour’s garden in an attempt to prevent burglaries after he was robbed.
" I put the terrier in their garden to try stop that,” he said.
The small pet dog of an elderly woman was also killed. The “companion pet” was locked in the shed but the pit bulls got in and killed it.
Cllr Aidan Mullins told the Leinster Express that the attacks were deliberate.
“Somebody let two pit bulls into these gardens in the middle of the night, and they’re not doing it for fun. The town is wide open after dark, and these lads are in and out robbing without any fear,” he said.
Gardaí from Portarlington and the dog warden came on Monday to seize the dogs.
Mr Sneyd said that it was too much of a coincidence with the amount of robberies taking place in the area.
“The gardaí said it was probably someone out walking the dogs, and they got off the leash, but it’s too much of a coincidence. There were two other houses robbed the night before and the night after this happened. The neighbours found pieces of torn clothing and footmarks on the wall which looked like somebody was trying to escape,” he said. Cllr Mullins said that an increased garda pressence was essential.
“Crime is on the increase in Port, and a lot of it is down to the growing drugs problem. There is a shortage of gardaí and garda resources in the town,” he said.
A woman has been arrested after her PIT BULL attacked a child and for abusing nine of her puppies, according to Major Carlos Raines with the Florence City Police Department. A pit bull, belonging to Alexis James, 30, of Florence attacked a child, nicked the boy's legs and ripped his clothes off, according to Major Raines. Officials also discovered that James had nine puppies that were without food and water.
James turned herself in to officials Wednesday morning. She is charged with ill treatment of animals and owning a dangerous animal which attacks and injures a human.
OKEECHOBEE FL - A COUPLE ARRIVED HOME TO FIND 4 LARGE DOGS ATTACKING ANOTHER DOG IN THEIR YARD - 2 DOGS BEGAN CHARGING AT THEM AND ANOTHER NEIGHBOR CAME TO THEIR AID AND SHOT THEM !
A man’s quick thinking and shooting ability saved his neighbor from a possible attack by two aggressive pit bulls.
Deputy Mark Margerum, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), stated in his report that Roy Lee Sperry heard some dogs fighting shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24. When he stepped out of his N.W. 30th Street home, he saw five dogs fighting in his neighbor’s yard.
According to the report Mr. Sperry saw 3 PIT BULL DOGS AND ANOTHER DOG OF AN UNKNOWN BREED ATACKING ANOTHER PIT BULL. The four animals had the fifth dog on the ground and were mauling it.
About that time Mr. Sperry’s neighbors, Pete and Susanne Clemons, arrived home. By this time Mr. Sperry was armed with a .22 caliber rifle. As Mr. Clemons stood by his vehicle two of the more aggressive pit bulls turned their attention toward him. As a grey pit bull started to lunge at Mr. Clemons, Mr. Sperry took aim and killed the animal with one shot.
By this time the second pit bull charged Mr. Clemons. Again, Mr. Sperry took careful aim and shot the dog. Although he did not kill the animal, it ran away. The other dogs ran away, too.
Mr. Sperry reportedly told the deputy he shot the dogs because he feared what they would have done to his neighbors, and also because his young child was outside at the time.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Clemons reportedly told Deputy Margerum they have had problems with the dogs, which apparently belong to Reynaldo and Rosetta Martinez who live in the area.
Mr. Sperry apparently told the deputy this was not the first time the dogs have been aggressive and have been on the loose.
When the deputy told the couple what happened, they understood why Mr. Sperry was forced to shoot the dogs. The dogs, they told the deputy, were all in a pen together when they somehow managed to escape their confines.
Mr. Martinez buried the dead dog, while the rest of the animals were turned over to Okeechobee County Animal Control. Deputy Margerum said the wounded dog was also turned over to animal control, even though it wasn’t expected to survive.
“It was explained to everyone involved that Roy was within his legal right to shoot the dogs to stop any threat to people,” stated the deputy.