Friday, February 28, 2014

PHOENIX AZ - A PIT BULL "DEGLOVED" A 4-YEAR-OLD BOY'S FACE - PEELED IT BACK FROM HIS FOREHEAD TO HIS CHEEK - BROKE HIS MANDIBLE AND CHEEKBONE AND RIPPED HIS EYEBALL OUT OF THE SOCKET




http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/for-the-love-of-kevin/144415

A 4-year-old boy was attacked by a  PIT BULL  that left him scarred for life. The child was taken to the hospital and was in shock from blood loss.....

"THE CHILD HAD A 'DEGLOVING INJURY' AND A LARGE AMOUNT OF HIS FACE FROM HIS FOREHEAD TO HIS JAW WAS RIPPED BACK FOLDED BACK OVER HIS EAR AND THE MANDIBLE AND ANOTHER CHEEK BONE WAS FRACTURED AND HIS EYEBALL WAS HANGING OUT AND HIS EYE SOCKET HAD TO BE REBUILT !!!!!"

AND THE NUTTERS COME OUT OF THE WOODWORK BY THE THOUSANDS ---MONEY MONEY MONEY - AND UP COMES THE FACEBOOK PAGE TO SAVE THE PIT BULL NAMED MICKEY IN  WHAT MAY BE THE #1 MEDIA MANIPULATED PIT BULL MAULING SO FAR THIS YEAR...IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DOG......BUT.....BUT.....

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                       BUT HERE IS THE VICTIM........





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AND HIS FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/For-the-Love-of-Kevin/299061146885564     AND HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED.....

There are several stories circulating regarding what exactly happened, but our Animal Control Officers have spoken to those at the scene and this is what we have been told. The kids were playing near Micky (who is on an 18-foot chain). As they ran past, Micky charged the younger child, knocked him over and began attacking. One half of the child's face was torn from his skull, from the hairline down to the jawline. According to the county Public Health Department, there was so much trauma to the boy's face, his eyeball was hanging out. His eyelid and eye socket needed to be rebuilt and as of yesterday he was still listed in critical condition.

Hi, the page 'Save Mickey' banned me after I released the facts so i made this page. A child DID NOT wander on the property, Mickey's owners were babysitting the child. Also, Mickey did not simply bite the child on the face, he ripped his whole face off, the child has lost an extensive amount of blood and is having surgery to try to repair it but will be permanetly disfigured if he even makes it at all. The owners of Mickey DID NOT immediately contact the parents. THIS WAS NOT THE PARENTS FAULT AT ALL! Arrest Mickey's owner for child endangerment and fraud. The family also stated he was seized by the ACO, not true they signed him away saying they dont want him anymore. Asking for donations based on a lie is FRAUD!


DILLON COUNTY SC - MITCHELL DRIGGERS HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR BRUTAL PIT BULL ATTACK ON ERIC ROGERS, AN EMPLOYEE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, WHO WAS AT DRIGGERS HOME TO INVESTIGATE A PREVIOUS DOG BITING INCIDENT!!!!!


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Mitchell Driggers turned himself in Tuesday morning, on a charge involving the attack by two pit bulls on an employee with the Department of Health and Environmental Control.
He's charged with Animal Penalties for Owning Dangerous Animals and Attacking and Injuring a Human, according to Cpt. Cliff Arnette at the Dillon County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies say Driggers' two pit bulls brutally attacked Eric Rogers, 28, on February 3 outside Driggers' home on Wilderness Place.
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Rogers was able to call 911 and tell dispatchers he was being attacked by the animals. Rogers was at the home to investigate a dog biting incident at the home.
Officers say when they got to the scene, the dogs were still attacking Rogers. They shot and killed the dogs.
Rogers remains in serious condition at the hospital.
Driggers talked to WPDE NewsChannel 15's Tonya Brown right before he turned himself in. He told her only one of the pit bulls belonged to him. He says the other dog was just always around his property. He says it wasn't his animal that attacked Rogers.
He adds that he feels bad for what happened to Rogers.  A bond hearing was held for Driggers Tuesday morning. He is being held at the Dillon County Detention Center.

CHATTANOOGA TN - MAN ARRESTED FOR THREATENING WOMAN WITH A MACHETE AND HIS PIT BULL

Ralph Alexander Boston

A man charged with aggravated assault has been referred to the Joseph Johnson Mental Health Center in order to be evaluated to see if he is competent enough to stand trial and to try to determine his mental state at the time of the crime.
According to police, they received a call from a woman who said 46-year-old Ralph Alexander Boston showed up at her home on Portland Street and started to threaten her. She told them Boston was carrying a machete and walking a large pit bull.
Police said he told her he was going to "cut her up" and send the dog to attack her. She immediately called 911, saying she was in fear for her life. A witness also verified her statement.
When police arrived, they said they saw Boston walking the pit bull down the street, still carrying the machete.

DARIEN WI - JEFF BORCHARDT IS DETERMINED TO TRANSFORM HIS 14-MONTH-OLD SON'S MAULING DEATH BY HIS BABYSITTER'S 2 PIT BULLS INTO A LIFESAVING EXPERIENCE FOR OTHER FAMILIES


















One year after Daxton Borchardt, 14 months, was fatally mauled by two pitbulls at his babysitter's Walworth County home, his father, Jeff Borchardt, is launching Daxton's Friends, a canine awareness and education organization to teach people about pet safety.  

DARIEN--At 14 months old, Daxton James Borchardt had that irresistible combination of a sly grin and a rebel's haircut: a thick center strip of hair that sometimes spiked upright.
On the website www.daxtonsfriends.com, Jeff Borchardt remembers, "People would often ask us if we cut his hair that way. We always said, 'Nooo. We don't cut our (baby's) hair like a Mohawk.' His hair was like that because when he slept, he would turn his head back and forth and rub it off."
Borchardt said his son loved the balloon aisle at the local Wal-Mart, Mickey Mouse cartoons on television and "anything with wheels." There were also multiple trips to Petsmart, where Dax ogled fish, birds and kittens---his favorite.
But while he was at a babysitter's home in the town of Walworth almost one year ago—March 6, 2013—Daxton was fatally mauled by the sitter's two pit bulls.
The attack was horrific: Walworth County sheriff's deputies who responded to the scene described seeing shreds of clothing and blood everywhere, and Daxton's limp body looking like a ripped rag doll.
Borchardt, an area disc jockey, is determined to transform the heartbreaking tragedy into a lifesaving experience for other families with an organization called Daxton's Friends for Canine Education and Awareness.
A launch party and fundraising event for Daxton's Friends is planned from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 31st St., Oak Brook, Ill.
√¨We're really looking to engage with the public, share with them our mission of advocacy and awareness,"  said Sam Madan, vice chair for the organization.
In an interview with Walworth County Today, Borchardt said he's looking to create a resource of sorts for potential dog owners—particularly for those with kids—focusing on public safety and animal welfare.
The website offers information for those considering a dog, such as choosing a breed that will match an owner's lifestyle, suggestions of where to buy animals, and even a list of potentially dangerous breeds. 
A list of "founding friends" of the group on its website includes animal safety advocates from across the country—many of whom personally experienced a dog attack.
"One of our goals is to help spread awareness of canine-related safety as it pertains to public welfare, with the obvious objective of protecting children, families, and pets from dangerous situations and the potential injuries and fatalities that may result from lack of proper care and education,"  Borchardt wrote in an email response to questions.
He and his wife have raised a mixed breed of Chihuahua/rat terriers for 15 years. A dog pictured on the group's logo died last summer, he said.
Hearing of past dog attacks spurred his mission. Too often pet owners have little or no knowledge of what can happen when a dog's temperament or personality doesn't match with its owner's home life, he said.
"Many people are not aware of the potential dangers involved with improper care and handling of their canine family members. Based on living situations, familial status, and types of breeds, different forms of care, education, and skills are needed to ensure a happy and healthy life for your dog and your family," he said.
Holding the launch Daxton's Friends on the one-year anniversary of his son's death is a poignant touch for Borchardt.
"We hope people will celebrate Daxton's life, too," he said.
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SWANTON OH - NEIGHBOR'S 3 AMERICAN BULLDOGS ATTACKED A WOMAN WHO WAS THEIR FRIEND WHILE SHE WAS IN THEIR KITCHEN - BRUTAL LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES

On February 11, Susan Haddad  was brutally attacked by her neighbor's 3 American Bulldogs while alone in their kitchen. Although familiar with the dogs, she escaped them only after suffering more than 50 bites, some of them severe lacerations.
Fulton County Dog Warden Brian Banister surveyed the  scene, and said it was the second most serious dog attack he has investigated during his years with the dog warden’s office.
“It was very severe. It was a life and death situation,” he said.
Because the case is still under investigation, facts surrounding the attack are not being released. Haddad required hospitalization but is now home. Her experience is the latest covered by the media about unprovoked attacks against people by what are described as PIT BULL TYPE DOGS. The dogs’ reputation for sudden, aggressive, and dangerous behavior is an incendiary topic that polarizes dog lovers and animal organizations alike.
According to DogsBite.org, an educational site provided by a national dog bite victims’ group, between 2005 and 2013 pit bull-type dogs killed 176 Americans. In 2013 alone, there were 32 dog bite-related deaths in the U.S., of which 78 percent were attributed to pitbull-type breeds. Data from that year shows that 56 percent of the victims were children seven years old and younger, and 61 percent of that group were four years old and younger. Forty-four percent of fatal attacks were against adults 25 and older.
The website’s statistics also show that 38 percent of those killed by pit bull-type dogs in 2013 were visiting or temporarily living with the dog’s owner when the attack occurred.
In Banister’s opinion, Haddad was lucky to have escaped the dogs with her life. The attack, which occurred at 2485 County Road D, lasted several minutes and caused her significant blood loss. Because the American Bulldogs, which Banister classifies as pit bull-type dogs, were confined within the house and are properly licensed, the dog warden will not file charges against their owner, William Stalder.
When a reporter contacted both Haddad and Stalder by telephone, each said they had no comment and hung up. Fulton County Prosecutor Scott Haselman also would not comment on the case.
Banister described the parties involved as neighbors who visit each other frequently. He said Haddad was familiar with the dogs that attacked her.
"THEREIN LIES THE ISSUE OF WHY THEY DID.  SHE'S KNOWN THESE DOGS A LONG, LONG, TIME."
While Banister agrees that not every pit bull will eventually attack a human, the carnage against Haddad doesn’t surprise him.
“A lot of times when a pit bull attacks, the story starts out the same. They can be fine, then they attack,” he said. He added that often a pit bull attack has been preceded by the owner’s statement, “My dog would never hurt anybody.”
He said, “It’s the nature of the breed. These dogs don’t quit. That’s what makes them so dangerous.”
The dog warden concedes there are dangerous dogs within every breed. But he said pit bull-type dogs, which were bred for fighting and for hunting such animals as bears and wild boars, don’t simply bite and retreat like most breeds.
“They have powerful jaws, and when a pitbull bites he holds on,” Banister said. “I’m certainly not labeling every pit bull out there …a bad dog. Not every pitbull falls under this category. The problem being, when these dogs do attack, it’s a much more vicious attack. They bite, and they usually hold on and continue to bite. And that’s the big distinction between pit bulls and other dogs.
“I certainly do not have a vendetta against pit bulls. But it’s the nature of the breed. My main concern is for public safety, and to prevent attacks. I know there’s pit bull lovers out there, but a lot of severe attacks, even random attacks, involve pit bulls.”
Banister said owners of pit bull-type dogs argue that aggressive dogs are the result of the way they’re raised.

                                                Experts weigh in
The American Veterinary Medical Association doesn’t support breed-specific legislation, according to spokesperson Michael San Filippo. He said the organization finds that ineffective in dealing with biting dogs.
“The main issue is, when it comes to dog bites, there are other issues, such as how the dogs are socialized, and how people act around the dogs,” he said.
There is nothing inherent in pit bull-type breeds that make them more dangerous, Filippo said. “A dog, based on its size, can cause more harm when it bites. But that’s no reason to ban a breed. These are still animals, and they behave in ways we can’t anticipate.”
He said statistics show that most dog bites occur by a pet in the home, not from strange dogs.
And Filippo is not certain why pit bull-type dogs have been given such a bad rap. He said there’s no truth to the myth aggressiveness is built into their DNA.
“They were a popular dog for dog fighting. If they’re raised to be aggressive…to not be properly socialized around people, that’s going to be an issue,” he said.
Dogs known as pit bulls have a long history of being good family dogs, Filippo said, adding, “I don’t think they’re an inherent ticking time bomb that’s a danger to society.”
To a degree, a veterinarian working with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals disagrees. Dr. Pamela Reid, vice president of the ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Behavior Team, said pit bull-type dogs do have an inherent aggressiveness, but only for other animals.
“All of our various breeds of dogs are selected genetically to be predisposed to certain types of behaviors. Pit bulls are bred to display aggression,” she said.
Once used in blood sports that eventually fell out of favor, pit bull-type dogs were then used for dog fighting. Because they project power, strength, and aggressiveness, they have been referred to as “status dogs.”
And it is because of their physical strength that the dogs are able to inflict more injury than other breeds.
    
                                                 Victims of untruths
Jean Keating said Banister is woefully misinformed about so-called pit bulls. The co-founder of the Ohio Coalition of Dog Advocates said it is irresponsible to describe the dogs as any more aggressive or dangerous than other types of dogs.
“Breed identification is typical. It leads to a lot of prejudice,” she said.
Keating said Banister’s primary mistake is labeling pit bulls as a breed. She said “pit bull” is not a breed, but rather a collection of dog breeds placed under that umbrella title. A pit bull breed is not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
Breeds commonly referred to as pit bulls include the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and the American Pit bull Terrier. The first two are recognized by the AKC, the latter by the United Kennel Club.
The American Bulldog, the breed that attacked Haddad, is in a different AKC classification.
“The fact that Banister calls American Bulldogs pit bulls right off the bat tells you there’s serious problems there,” Keating said.
The fact is, she said, 15 years ago the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stopped tracking dog bites by breed because they considered the information to be inaccurate.
Keating added that the American Staffordshire Terrier and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier have both been recognized as wonderful family pets.
She said 90 percent of fatal dog attacks have been attributed to unneutered male dogs, neglected dogs, dogs attached to chains, and dogs protecting their young.
“Any time you’re looking at any subject, you want to look at the national experts. All these national organizations say the exact same thing: breed is not a factor in dog safety,” Keating said.
After reviewing three years worth of dog bite reports from Swanton, she found that most of the dogs involved were running loose, and only one was of a breed Banister considers a pit bull type.
She blamed the media in part for helping to perpetuate untruths about breeds referred to as pit bulls.
“If a pit bull looks cross-eyed at somebody who’s walking down the street, my God, the media will grab that up,” she complained. “When you talk about pit bulls, it makes people afraid, and it sells. It fuels people who are not educated. I can cite case after case after case of other dogs attacking.”
She described her own case, in which a mastiff, a breed sometimes mistaken for a pit bull-type dog, bit her face.
“Aggression is an extremely complex behavior. The majority of dog attacks can be explained by a handful of things,” she said. “The real factor in dog bites is owner responsibility.”
DESPITE THE INSISTENCE BY PIT BULL ADVOCATES THAT THE DOGS ARE NO MORE DANGEROUS THAN OTHER BREEDS, BANISTER ISN'T CONVINCED. HE SAID IT'S SIMPLY THE NATURE OF THE BEAST..........

"YOU CAN RAISE A GRIZZLY BEAR CUB, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT'S STILL A GRIZZLY BEAR.  THERE WILL BE OTHER PIT BULL-TYPE DOG ATTACKS, BUT I CERTAINLY HOPE THAT I'LL NEVER SEE ANOTHER ATTACK THIS BAD."


MONTGOMERY AL - MARVEN LUCERO REACTS TO THE DOG MAULING DEATH OF SUMMER SEARS AND HE AND HIS WIFE GO ON VIDEO TO TALK ABOUT THE DAY 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED HIM

News of a deadly dog attack involving a local child , 4-year-old Summer Sears, hit home for Marven Lucero. Summer was killed Wednesday night while playing in her front yard in Tallassee.
The tragedy brought back bad memories for Lucero. He was walking his dog Nino in his Montgomery neighborhood two years ago when they were mauled by TWO PIT BULLS.. The horrific ordeal left them both with injuries- puncture wounds and gashes that required multiple stitches and staples. A portion of Lucero's cheek was torn off in the attack. Some of the wounds have since healed, others have not.
"Now he's scared to go out by himself," Lucero's wife told WSFA.
Montgomery County Humane Officer Scott Hill has investigated dog attacks involving victims of all ages.
"If you're in a situation when there's two dogs on you, it's really tough to defend yourself," Hill said.
If you walk your dog or like to exercise outside, Hill recommends carrying mace or a stick, umbrella or cane, like Marven Lucero does now to protect himself from loose or stray dogs.
"Don't ever turn your back on a dog and never run from a dog. If you've encountered a dog and the dog seems aggressive, just back away slowly. The minute you start running and turn your back, they look at you as prey. And if you are attacked and a dog's got you in its mouth, you need to get on the ground in the fetal position and cover your head and ears as best you can," Hill said.
Marven Lucero and Nino survived their attack but Lucero and his wife know it could have turned out differently had passersby not stepped in to help. They wish some dog owners would be more responsible about their pets. The Lucero's thoughts are with the family of the young victim in Tallassee.
"I feel so sorry we feel sympathy for the little girl and her family and we remember her in our prayers," TK Lucero told WSFA. She says she doesn't let her husband out of her sight when he walks their dog.
Hill urges people to educate themselves on the leash laws in the city and county where they live and parents to regularly discuss basic animal safety rules with their children.
When it comes to kids, he says dogs can sometimes misidentify them as an animal and perceive them as a threat.
"Parents definitely need to teach their kids how to deal with animals," Hill said. "If a child is playing in their yard and a strange dog comes up, don't approach that dog. They need to go inside and call animal control or your local law enforcement."


Thursday, February 27, 2014

TALLASSEE, TALLAPOOSA CO AL - 2 OR MORE ?? "MIXED BREED" ?? DOGS ATTACKED AND KILLED A 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL

A 4-year-old child died after an apparently dog mauling on the 1000 block of Lower Tuskegee Road in Tallassee on Wednesday.
When authorities arrived  they found the victim in the living room of the home. The little girl suffered numerous injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The child's grandfather told police that after 30 or 45 minutes of not hearing from the girl, he went to check on her in the yard. That's when he says he saw A WHITE DOG  standing over the child, and it appeared to be dragging her.
The man told police he ran to the child, scared off the dog and took the girl into the house.
Police say it's uncertain how many dogs were involved, but  2 DOGS ARE IN CUSTODY and were taken to a local vet's office. Authorities say the dogs appear to be mixed breed.
The dogs do not belong to the victim's family, according to police, who are trying to verify the actual owner/s. Charges may be filed, but this is up to the District Attorney's Office.


INTERNET PICTURE OF A GOLDEN RETRIEVER/PIT BULL



PIT GOLDEN?????



INTERNET PICTURE OF SHEPHERD/ PIT BULL MIX


INTERNET PICTURE OF LAB/PIT BULL MIX


2014 -U.S. DOG BITE FATALITIES

PIT BULLS - 4
PIT BULL MIX - 1
ROTTWEILER - 1
LOOSE DOGS - 1 WHITE DOG AND ONE SHEPHERD MIX ???? POSSIBLY MORE DOGS



1.  1- 5  - CHRISTINA BURLESON - 43 - HOUSTON TX - 3 LOOSE PIT BULLS

2.  1-17 - KARA ELIZABETH HARTRICH - 4 -  BLOOMINGTON IL -  FAMILY'S 3 PIT BULLS

3.  1-26 - ANNABELL MARTIN - 89 - CORONA CA - GRANDSON'S 3 ROTTWEILERS

4.  2- 7  - KLONDA S. RICHEY - 57- DAYTON OH -  NEIGHBOR'S 2 PIT BULL MIXES 

5.  2-17  - JE'VAEH MAYES - 2 - TEMPLE TX - PIT BULL HER PARENTS WERE WATCHING
               (OR MORE LIKE BREEDING !!!!!)

6.  2-24  -  BRAELYNN RAYNE COULTER - 3 - HIGHPOINT NC - FAMILY'S PIT BULL

7.  2-26  -  SUMMER SEARS - 4 - TALLASSEE AL - LOOSE  "MIXED BREED" DOGS



NON-BITE FATALITY


1-7  - CARLOS ELIGIO TREVINO, 54 -  IDAHO FALLS ID - After breaking up a fight among his 7 pits, he complained of being tired and died a few minutes later.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

HIGH POINT NC - EDITOR AND PUBLISHER OF THE NEWS AND RECORD IN GREENSBORO STANDS UP FOR TRUTH IN THE NEWS: "THE ACTUAL PIT BULL IN THE PHOTO DID KILL THE GIRL"

http://www.news-record.com/blogs/editors_sounding_board/article_3167bce8-9f1a-11e3-92ad-0017a43b2370.html
BY JEFF GAUGER, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER - We published a story in today's News and Record about a pit bull that mauled a 3-year-old girl to death Monday in High Point.
The story appears on Page 10.
A big picture of the pit bull appears atop Page 1, in the area that promotes content inside the newspaper. The headline with the photo: "Killer pit bull."
The Page 1 presentation was my idea. The story, the headline text, all of it.
A couple of News & Record staffers questioned that treatment when I suggested it during our regular news meeting late Tuesday afternoon. They said the treatment felt "sensational." I persevered, and today's paper is the result.
We discussed the topic again this morning, at our regular 9:45 news meeting, with a bigger group, including several editors who were not at the Tuesday afternoon meeting.
The majority opinion: Wrong approach.
Editors said, again, that the presentation felt sensational. They also expressed much sympathy for the dog, which some suggested wasn't to blame because dogs do only as humans condition them to do, and for pit bulls, which they said get a bum rap. Some also said the presentation put too much focus on the dog rather than the dead girl.
I disagree, and I said so. We make the best paper we can each day out of the content available, and we do readers and the newspaper itself little good by acting timidly. The actual pit bull in the photo was the pit bull, which means it actually did kill the girl (a News & Record photographer made the photo Tuesday after the dog was put in confinement). Also, I can't abide boring, because I don't think readers can, either.
Grand arguments on my side? Not really. Still, I remain unabashed.
But these are subjective decisions. Reasonable people will disagree. The discussion is always worthy.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

HIGH POINT NC - FAMILY'S PIT BULL TERRIER MAULED TO DEATH A 3-YEAR-OLD GIRL - BRAELYNN RAYNE COULTER

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WAS OWNING A PIT BULL WORTH IT???????
Braelynn with her mom Randi. (Family photo via WFMY)









THE TALK IS THE BROWN ONE KILLED HER AND HE'S KEEPING THE WHITE ONE.


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A three-year-old child was mauled to death by a dog Monday evening, according to a news release from High Point Police. A call came in to the High Point Police Communications Center at 5:02 p.m. Monday regarding an animal attack in the 900 block of Big Creek Court.
The victim was transported to High Point Regional Hospital by a family member but did not survive as a result of injuries sustained. The family identified the victim as Braelynn Rayne Coulter.
The animal was transported to the animal shelter. According to police, the animal was a pit bull terrier and was the family’s pet.
On Tuesday, the family released a statement about Braelynn’s death:
“Braelynn Rayne Coulter was a beautiful, lively three year old young lady. She was full of life. She was the light of her mama and gaga’s life and the loss leaves a hole in our hearts. She was smart and vivacious and absolutely loved Dora the Explorer. She enjoyed her time in nature and going to a park was the highlight of her day. She will be missed dearly! Heaven is a little prettier today with Braelynn there!”

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The pit bull accused of mauling and killing a 3-year-old at the child’s home Monday had been aggressive before. Katherine Dixon, 24, lives on Big Creek Court in High Point with her husband and three young sons. About a year ago a couple, their daughter and two pit bulls moved in next door.
A few months ago, Dixon said, the dogs broke through a fence and attacked a neighbor’s dog.
“The neighbor was taking her dog for a walk,” Dixon said. “Another neighbor came out to help. That’s what put us on high alert about the dogs.”
She said the dog that was attacked was treated by a vet for a leg injury.
The incident left Dixon fearful of the pit bulls.
“When I’m taking the boys out to play, if the dogs are outside, we come back in,” she said.
Dixon said she hasn’t seen the second pit bull recently.
One of those dogs, a pit bull terrier, is accused of attacking the child at about 5 p.m. Monday at the family’s home on Big Creek Court.
The family rushed the girl to the hospital in their car, calling 911 on the way.
In the call released Tuesday, a man asks dispatchers for a police escort to the hospital. He said he is driving a child who was attacked by a dog.
“We’re trying to keep her breathing and she’s dying,” the caller said.
During the call, the man told the dispatcher he couldn’t wait for an ambulance. He also said he didn’t care what happened to the dog that injured the child.
“I’m going to kill the dog. Or it’s getting shot. Put down,” he said.
The child died Monday evening at High Point Regional Hospital.
The dog was taken to the Guilford County Animal Shelter about 9:30 p.m. Monday. The animal, which the shelter described as a male pit bull, is under observation for rabies, according to a sign posted on his cage. A sign also warns staff that the dog is “very aggressive” and was involved in a fatal incident.
On Tuesday, the dog appeared docile, curled up in his cage, looking at passersby with wide golden eyes. He occasionally sat up, holding up his right front paw at an angle, as though it was injured.
Dixon said the attack has been difficult on her as a mother, even though she didn’t know the girl who was killed very well.
“It’s hard because we’ve seen her and know her,” she said. “That could have been my kids, if we were outside playing.   LINK



2014 -U.S. DOG BITE FATALITIES

PIT BULLS - 4
PIT BULL MIX - 1
ROTTWEILER - 1



1.  1- 5  - CHRISTINA BURLESON - 43 - HOUSTON TX - 3 LOOSE PIT BULLS

2.  1-17 - KARA ELIZABETH HARTRICH - 4 -  BLOOMINGTON IL -  FAMILY'S 3 PIT BULLS

3.  1-26 - ANNABELL MARTIN - 89 - CORONA CA - GRANDSON'S 3 ROTTWEILERS

4.  2- 7  - KLONDA S. RICHEY - 57- DAYTON OH -  NEIGHBOR'S 2 PIT BULL MIXES 

5.  2-17  - JE'VAEH MAYES - 2 - TEMPLE TX - PIT BULL HER PARENTS WERE WATCHING
               (OR MORE LIKE BREEDING !!!!!)

6.  2-24  -  BRAELYNN RAYNE COULTER - 3 - HIGHPOINT NC - FAMILY'S PIT BULL



NON-BITE FATALITY


1-7  - CARLOS ELIGIO TREVINO, 54 -  IDAHO FALLS ID - After breaking up a fight among his 7 pits, he complained of being tired and died a few minutes later.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

CINCINNATI OH - AN AMERICAN BULLDOG MIX BROKE ITS CHAIN AND ATTACKED A WOMAN - A MAN WALKING BY PULLED OUT HIS GUN AND SHOT IT


Police officers say a woman was attacked by a dog after it broke free from its chain in a backyard.
The attack happened in the 2100 block of Selim Avenue in East Price Hill about noon on Friday. A mail carrier tried to get the dog off as it began biting the victim, officers said. According to investigators, as the mail carrier was struggling to get the dog off the woman, another man, who was walking down the street at the time........ 

                                  PULLED OUT A GUN AND SHOT AND KILLED THE DOG.

The dog was killed and the shooter continued walking down the street, police said.Neighbors said they did not recognize the man who shot and killed the dog.

Officers said the woman was being treated for her injuries but expected to be OK. She was back home Friday night.
The victim said she did not want to be identified. She had bite marks on her arms and legs and said she thought she was going to die.
Police said the man who shot the dog didn’t do anything wrong and would not be charged with a crime. The dog's owner said her dog got loose and the victim was trying to help her get it back. She said the man who shot her dog did the right thing.
The dog’s body was turned over to the Hamilton County Health Department for testing.
Neighbors described the dog as an American Bulldog mix.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

JOHNSON CITY, CARTER COUNTY TN - PIT BULL TRIED TO KILL ITS 21-YEAR-OLD FEMALE OWNER BUT SHE STILL "LOVES HIM" AND WANTS TO "RAISE AWARENESS"



                   COULD THIS BE THE SAME ATTACK???

http://www.dogsbitedecatural.com/2014/01/johnson-city-carter-county-tn-1-12-year.html

A young woman was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries Sunday, after being attacked by her PIT BULL DOG.

According to Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes, deputies were dispatched to an apartment on Oscar Banks Road in Johnson City, after neighbors heard a woman screaming.

When deputies arrived on scene, they saw a 21 year old woman being attacked by her dog. According to the sheriff's department, the responding sergeant tried to call the dog off verbally, but it continued to attack the woman. The sergeant shot and killed the dog.

The woman was taken to Johnson City Medical Center where she was rushed to emergency surgery.

Sheriff Mathes says the woman, whose name is not being released at this time, is now in fair condition.

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A Johnson City woman was described as being in “serious condition” after Carter County Sheriff’s Department officers say she was mauled by her pet PIT BULL.
At approximately 12:28 Sunday morning, CCSD officers arrived at an apartment at 109 Oscar Banks Road and reported finding the 21-year-old woman, who was not identified, being “viciously attacked” by her 1 1/2-year-old dog.
When the dog would not respond to verbal commands, the attack concluded when Sgt. Wayne Pritchard shot the dog four times, killing it.
In a press release, Sheriff Chris Mathes said the woman suffered several puncture and bite wounds – some of which he described as “life-threatening” -  and was treated at the scene by Carter County Emergency and Rescue Squad before being transported to Johnson City Medical Center for emergency surgery.
“The victim remains in very serious condition,” Mathes said. 

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

ORLANDO, ORANGE COUNTY FL - NEIGHBOR'S PITS RUNNING LOOSE TERRORIZING FAMILIES - ANIMAL CONTROL HAS VISITED 17 TIMES!!! "WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE, A KID DYING?"


People in one Orlando community say PIT BULLS  are terrorizing their neighborhood, which sits between Silver Star Road and Orange Blossom Trail. Despite their concerns, residents feel the county isn't doing enough to keep them safe. Stacy Scovanner said she and her neighbors are afraid to walk outside.

"You're kind of trapped in your house. Every single one of us in this neighborhood is trapped in their house."
Scovanner snapped photos of their neighbor's pit bull, Chopper,wandering the streets last month on the same day he allegedly aggressively lunged at an Animal Services employee and less than a week after the dog reportedly bit someone on the arm.  Animal Services ordered Chopper be quarantined at home for 10 days.
"The dog is very aggressive to every single one of us out here," Scovanner said. "He needs to get control of his animals is what needs to happen."

Neighbors said the dog escapes through a hole in this fence, which Animal Services has been asking the owner to fix since August. When WESH 2 News was at the home, reporters saw one of the owner's other pit bulls, Crazy, roaming around without a leash.

Since July, Orange County Animal Services has visited the home 17 times and issued nine citations, six for allowing the dog to get loose. The owner has been fined almost $1,100. It's unclear whether those fines have been paid.

Nobody was at the home when WESH 2 News knocked on the door and phone calls to the owner weren't returned.

"No one's enforcing and we need someone to enforce," Scovanner said.

A spokeswoman from Animal Services originally agreed to an interview, but then backed out telling us in an email that officials have "diligently handled issues in this neighborhood."

But neighbors disagree.

"We keep saying what's it going to take, someone dying? A kid getting bit? And I'm not going to let that happen to my 5-year-old," Scovanner said.


HESPERIA CA - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL RUNS LOOSE AND ATTACKED A 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL VISITING HER GRANDPARENTS - SEVERE FACIAL INJURIES



http://www.gofundme.com/77h524

A 4-year-old Hesperia girl suffered severe facial injuries Wednesday when she was attacked by a PIT BULL  that her family claims had previously been reported for being loose and vicious. Bailey Sanders underwent surgery Thursday morning at Loma Linda University Medical Center for wounds to her cheek and lips, as well as cuts to her forehead and eyebrows, her grandfather, Tino Luciano said.

“Please pray for the doctors to be able to put her pretty little face back together. There’s going to be years of plastic surgery for her,” Luciano wrote on his Facebook page.
The girl had just arrived at her maternal grandparents’ home with her uncle when she was attacked.
“She was on her way, running through the rocks, headed toward the house,” Luciano said. “The dog came out of nowhere and grabbed her by her face and I really believe he was going for her neck.”
Paramedics took Bailey to an area hospital and later transferred her to Loma Linda.
Christian Guntert, Victorville director of community services, said the dog was voluntarily turned over to animal control and has been placed under quarantine.
“The animal will be held for the state mandated 10-day rabies quarantine hold and then humanely euthanized,” he said.
Luciano said the dog is owned by residents who live on the same street where Bailey was attacked. The dog reportedly escaped its yard several times before, and one occasion, it tried to attack Bailey’s grandfather while he was in his driveway.
“This dog has been reported several times to animal control,” Luciano said. “It is a very vicious dog.”
Guntert said animal control has no record of previous calls to the neighborhood regarding the dog. Meanwhile, Bailey’s family is hoping there is no long-term emotional or physical damage to the child.
“They’re unable to tell if there’s nerve damage because of the swelling,” Luciano said.

FLORENCE AZ - A PIT BULL ESCAPED ITS GATE AND ATTACKED A MAN ACROSS THE STREET - SEVERE INJURIES TO FACE, ARM AND BACK

A Florence man was hospitalized with severe wounds to his face, arm and back from a  PIT BULL  attack. Pinal County Animal Control cited the dog’s owner for vicious dog at large.
Police responded to a report of a dog bite around 7:36 a.m. on February 10 on S. Central Avenue.Police found John Hancock of Florence with a severe dog bite to the face and other injuries. Florence Fire EMS and Southwest Ambulance arrived to treat the injuries and take Hancock to Scottsdale Osborn Hospital. Fire personnel told police they had responded to an attack by this same dog on a child in August.

An officer made contact with the dog’s owner, Ray Dell Martin II, 27, and asked what happened. Martin told police he heard “Sampson” — his 3-year-old blue pit bull — barking and when he checked he saw Hancock being attacked. Martin said he ran across the street with a broom to get his dog off Hancock. He said once the dog was secured he told his girlfriend to call 911.

Martin asked police if the dog was going to be put down because of the previous incident, according to the police report. Martin told officers he reviewed his security camera which showed Sampson pushing the gate open, and without provocation, attacking Hancock. Florence police provided County Animal Control with their photographs, their report of the earlier incident and their initial report of the incident.