Wednesday, April 30, 2014

DETROIT MI - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL MIX ATTACKED A 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL PLAYING IN HER YARD - A HERO CAME TO HER AID WITH A CROWBAR !


A PIT BULL MIX attacked a  5-year-old girl on Woodingham near McNichols tonight.  A HERO - neighbor Ronald Chalmers heard her screams and went for a crowbar.  He says the dog's mouth was clamped down on the back of the  child's head and she was struggling to get away from the pit bull until he got there with the crowbar  stopping the attack.
The pit  is kept in the backyard of a home across the street from Ronald but it got  through holes in the fence and took off after the girl who was playing in the front yard.  Her family says she was  afraid of the dog. 
Police arrived, rounded up the dog and the girl was taken to Sinai-Grace where she was in stable condition upon arrival.
Police are investigating and the dog may be put down. The owner does not want the dog back.

ELIZABETHTON TN - A LOOSE PIT BULL WITH A LOGGING CHAIN AROUND ITS NECK WAS CHASING A TEENAGER IN WALMART PARKING LOT - A HERO CAME TO HIS AID AND WAS BITTEN

A man is recovering from bite wounds after he told police a PIT BULL attacked him in the Elizabethton Walmart parking lot as he tried to help a teenager being chased by the dog.

According to a police report, it happened Tuesday night just before 9:00 p.m..

Barry English, 51, told police he saw a brown and white pit bull chasing a 17-year-old boy as he pulled into the Walmart parking lot.   

English said he got out of his car and yelled at the dog.

That's when the dog attacked English, leaving him with wounds on the arm and the leg, according to a police report.   "Mr. English stated the dog began attacking him and he was kicking with with his steel toed boots," said Officer Matt Croy.

THE DOG HAD A LOGGING CHAIN ATTACHED TO ITS NECK, ENGLISH SAID.

The dog got away, according to the police report.   Police said they tried to find it but could not.

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LEE COUNTY AL - 3 PIT BULLS ATTACKED A WOMAN WHO WAS PLAYING WITH THEM IN A BACKYARD - THEY SCALPED HER !!!


A Lee County woman is in critical condition at an Atlanta hospital after being attacked by two pit bulls earlier this week, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Department.
 

A 20-year-old woman was in the backyard of the pit bull's owners' house when the dogs attacked her. The dog's owners had plans to go out of town and the woman was being introduced to the pit bulls to take care of the dogs while the owners were away, according to authorities. While the victim was playing fetch with the dogs, she leaned over to pick up the ball and one of the dogs jumped on her. The other dog then jumped on her as well and started attacking the woman.

THE WOMAN RECEIVED SEVERE HEAD INJURIES INCLUDING HER SCALP BEING PEELED BACK DURING THE ATTACK. The pit bulls have been removed from the home and are being quarantined at a local veterinarian's office, authorities said. Alabama state law requires dogs to be observed for at least 10 days after an attack before being released back to the owner.

The owner is not facing charges at this time. The victim and the owner are friends, according to officials.

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MOORESVILLE IN - A LOOSE PIT BULL INVADED A BARN AND KILLED 10 BABY GOATS THAT WERE USED BY 4-H'ERS


Pam Rogers went out to check on her livestock on April 19. Several 4-H’ers showed up to help her.
"When I stepped into the pen I was met by a black PIT BULL ," Rogers said.

Rogers told the girls to stay in their vehicles, and she called her brother John who lives down the street.
"John got here and the dog growled at him as well and started to come after him so he dispatched the dog." 
Rogers said the dog left behind absolute carnage. Ten baby goats in the same pen were dead.
Samantha Peters was raising four of those goats. She said she and the surviving goats have been so stressed since the incident, that they are unwilling to go near the area where the goats died.
Rogers said the same dogs are responsible for killing some of her other livestock last fall.
She installed a hunting camera, and sure enough, she caught them rummaging through her barn. She said this time, they appear to have come back with a vengeance.
"To know that all of that hard work is for nothing, I was angry beyond belief," Peters said.
The dog belonged to a neighbor who declined to comment on the situation. Police did not file any initial charges, but have turned their reports over to the county prosecutor for review.

PRINCETON, MERCER COUNTY WV - 2 PIT BULLS ESCAPED THEIR FENCE TO ATTACK ANOTHER DOG AND DRAGGED IT BACK INTO THEIR YARD - 3 PEOPLE BITTEN TRYING TO STOP THEM FROM ATTACKING

Two pit bulls are in quarantine in Mercer County after they bit three people and attacked another dog. The owner surrendered the dogs following the attacks. The dogs escaped from their yard Tuesday by going under a fence. They attacked another dog next door and dragged it under the fence into their yard. Three people were bitten while trying to break up the dogs. The pit bulls will remain in quarantine for 10 days. A magistrate will then decide whether they should be euthanized.


FORT WORTH TX - A LONG-TIME VET IS ACCUSED OF KEEPING A DOG ALIVE TO BE BLED FOR TRANSFUSIONS AND "OTHER EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENTS" FOR OVER 6 MONTHS

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Sid was thought dead by his owners was found alive at a vet clinic
UPDATE: VETERINARIAN  LOU TIERCE HAS BEEN ARRESTED



Authorities raided a popular veterinary clinic Tuesday morning after a woman said that a dog she took in to be euthanized was being kept alive and used for blood transfusions.
Fort Worth police and officers from the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners spent several hours at the Camp Bowie Animal Clinic at 5709 Lovell Ave., in west Fort Worth. Two dogs were seized by animal control officers, authorities said.
Lou Tierce, a long-time Fort Worth veterinarian, is accused of deceiving Jamie and Marian Harris of Aledo into believing that their 5-year-old Leonberger named Sid was euthanized last fall because of a degenerative spinal condition.
In fact, Sid was being “bled” for plasma and other experimental treatments, Marian Harris said.
“The biggest hurt in all of this is the deception and what it means with something that means so much to you,” she said. “Our pets are family members.”
The family filed a complaint with the state last week.
Jim Eggleston, a Weatherford attorney who is representing the Harris family, said allegations have surfaced that more dogs and cats — some with serious illnesses — were being kept alive for blood transfusions and other experimental treatments.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/04/29/5776574/fort-worth-vet-accused-of-keeping.html?storylink=addthis#.U1_8zGDflbA.facebook&rh=1#storylink=cpy“You have a vet keeping dogs under false pretenses,” he said. “You have family pets that people thought were cremated or put down peacefully that may still be alive.”
"A person who answered the phone at the clinic Tuesday morning said Tierce was too busy to talk. Other efforts to reach Tierce were unsuccessful.
Customers caught off-guard
Sgt. Raymond Bush, a police spokesman, said police received a criminal complaint last week that animals were being mistreated — and stolen from clients — at the clinic.
“If the city of Fort Worth is able to determine that the law was broken, then down the road, warrants could be issued for somebody’s arrest,” Bush said.
The raid began shortly before 10 a.m., when animal control officers and plain-clothes investigators parked at a vacant fried chicken restaurant next to the clinic. Two of the investigators went inside while the others talked to a female employee who was loading supplies into her car.
By afternoon, animal control workers carried out two dogs, one in a carrier, from the clinic.
“At this point, these animals are evidence,” Bush said.
Starry Bourgea, 49, had stopped in the business Tuesday morning to check on the costs of shots for her Jack Russell terrier/Yorkie mix, Sally Mae, and said she found the presence of investigators unsettling.
“Did they hurt an animal?” she asked reporters at the clinic. “We’re not supposed to hurt animals. They’re like babies. We’re supposed to care for them. Make sure they’re safe and feed them and give them treats. My Sally Mae is so spoiled, I don’t want to bring her here anymore if this is all going on.”
Bruce Barker of Fort Worth stopped by to ask questions about his chocolate lab’s upcoming biopsy and said he was “shocked” to find police and reporters milling about outside.
“I thought somebody had been killed in there or something,” Barker said.
Barker, who had his soft-coated Wheaton Terrier put down at the clinic in December, said he’s used the vet for about a decade. He said he intends to seek proof before making any judgments.
“They’re innocent as far as I’m concerned until there’s proof,” Barker said. “That’s not going to keep me from bringing my dog here. … He’s absolutely the best vet I’ve ever seen.”
“I’d let him operate on me,” he added.
Symantha Spence rushed to the clinic in near tears after her husband called her and told her that he’d read about the investigation and raid on Facebook. Spence said the family’s golden retriever, Shiner Bock, had died at the vet clinic in March and now she wants to be sure that she was told the truth.
“We brought him in on a Sunday night and he was very ill. Monday morning, we got the phone call that he had passed away,” Spence said. “We never saw him again so I just wanted to make sure that he did pass away, for sure. We love this vet. They’re been nothing but good for us but we just want to make sure after hearing what we heard today.”

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Allegations detailed in complaint
The Harrises brought Sid to the clinic in May 2013 because of a problem with the dog’s anal glands.
Tierce told the Harrises that he wanted to use a new “cold laser” procedure and that it might take longer for the dog to recover, according to the complaint filed April 22 with the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.
Over time, Sid did not appear to be getting better, according to the complaint.
In September, Jamie Harris went to Tierce’s clinic to see Sid, and was shocked when the dog dragged himself into the lobby because he could not lift his hind quarters. According to the complaint, Jamie Harris was told that Sid was suffering from a reaction to a medication cocktail.
The Harrises were also told that Sid had a congenital spinal defect and needed to be put down. The family said their goodbyes to Sid and agreed to let the clinic take care of the burial.
Six months later, on April 21, Harris said she was “shocked” when she got a call from a former veterinary technician at the clinic, telling her that Sid was still alive. The employee told Harris that she quit that day because she could no longer work in a clinic where the animals were mistreated.
The employee told Harris that Sid spent almost 24 hours a day in a cage, littered with his own feces and urine, and that he had been injured by another employee.
Jamie and Marian Harris described how they drove to the clinic and while two friends guarded the front and back doors as her husband distracted the receptionist, Harris went to the back, found Sid in a cage and rescued him.
Tierce came outside, according to the complaint, and explained that he had not euthanized Sid because some of his employees had threatened to quit if he did.
The Harrises left with Sid and took him to another veterinarian, who told them that it appeared Sid had been tapped for blood transfusions.
Sid is now back home in Aledo with the Harris family.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

ST. CLAIR SHORES MI - A WOMAN'S PIT BULL WITH 5 PUPPIES SHE SAYS SHE RECENTLY ADOPTED FROM A FRIEND OF A FRIEND BIT HER 3-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN THE FACE THEN ATTACKED HER

A 3-year-old girl is being treated at a local hospital after she was bitten on the face by a  PIT BULL  at a home in St. Clair Shores. The incident happened April 23 in the 23000 block of Edsel Ford Court. 

The dog owner, Erika Bauer, who also was bitten on the arm and leg, told police the incident occurred in the basement. She told police she recently adopted the pit bull, which had five 7-day-old puppies, from a friend of a friend. According to the report, the first thing she said to officers was “shoot the dog.”

No charges have been filed. It’s unclear whether the girl is still hospitalized. The pit bull and her puppies were taken to the Macomb County Animal Shelter by county animal control. They said 2 OTHER DOGS, A CHIHUAHUA AND AN ENGLISH BULLDOG WERE FOUND LOCKED IN A CAGE UPSTAIRS.

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KANSAS CITY KS - POLICE SAY THAT 3 DOGS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MULTIPLE ATTACKS ON PEOPLE - ONE OF THEM HAS BEEN CAPTURED - THEY ARE STILL LOOKING FOR 2 BOXERS


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Police are looking for two dogs believed to be involved in multiple attacks by a pack of dogs.
Kansas City, KS, police said they responded to three dog bites involving the same group of dogs that all happened Saturday and Sunday. They happened at 12th Street and Richmond Avenue, 14th Street and Richmond Avenue and 13th Street and Oakland Avenue.
According to police, animal control officers were able to capture one of the three dogs, but continue to look for the other two. They are described as a brindle male Boxer that has a muscular build and cropped ears as well as a fawn female Boxer.
The dogs should be considered dangerous and have shown very aggressive tendencies.
Please call the Animal Control Shelter at 913-321-1445 or the non-emergency line at 913-596-3000 if you have any information about these two canines.

WELLINGTON, PALM BEACH COUNTY FL - A PIT BULL CHARGED OUT OF A HOUSE AND ATTACKED A GERMAN SHEPHERD BEING WALKED ON A LEASH




Kelli Webb and her son 12-year-old son Eric took their German Shepherd "Kane" out for a walk on Saturday afternoon.
She says they were walking along a canal near their home on White Pine Drive in Wellington.

"Out of nowhere a
PIT BULL came charging from behind us, ran around and growled and went basically into my dog's mouth, like just grabbed as hard as it could. It just like jumped in front of me and it jumped on the dog and the first thing we did was kick it.”   

As the struggle continued, Kelli and her German Shepherd and the pit bull all ended up in the canal. Kelli and her son were not bitten, but she says her dog Kane was bitten three times.

The owner of the pit bull, who lives on the same street, told us she's sorry, it was an accident.    She was cited by Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control for violating the leash law.

The pit bull owner says her 11 year-old daughter made a mistake, and allowed the pit bull to get out of the house.

“I'm not a bad person. It's a horrible situation, and I really feel terrible about it. I  would've never wanted this to happen to anyone or any animal. It was an accident,” said Safiya Bethea, who owns the pit bull.

Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control says the pit bull was current on its shots, and there were no previous documented incidents involving that pit bull.


DAVIE FL - A NEIGHBOR'S BULLDOG AND ROTTWEILER INVADED MAYOR JUDY PAUL'S YARD AND ATTACKED HER 2 DONKEYS AND KILLED HER BELOVED 19-YEAR-OLD CAT

Davie Mayor Judy Paul says that not only was her beloved cat "Simba"  killed by two dogs roaming the neighborhood, but her donkeys, Roscoe and Buddy, were also victims of a BULLDOG AND A ROTTWEILER running loose.  She came out her door to find Simba lying dead and her donkeys - Roscue and Buddy - had blood coming from their faces, eyes, neck  and ears. Paul says Simba was like her child because she had had it for 19 years.
The owner of the 2 vicious dogs is a neighbor Beverly Gaffney-Moraga.  She has received more than $2,000 in citations from Davie and Broward County and has agreed to pay all the vet bills.  She says she has also removed the animals to north Florida to live with family friends. Mayor Judy Paul is concerned that this may not be the last attack from these dogs and she believes they should be euthanized:
"Because once they have blood in their mouths, they're going to do it again," Paul said.

BOCA RATON FL - A PIT BULL OWNED BY A HOMELESS WOMAN ATTACKED A MAN WALKING HIS 2 BELOVED PETS ON A LEASH - ONE OF HIS SMALL DOGS IS DEAD AND ANOTHER IS FIGHTING TO LIVE !




Brian Fettner set out in his neighborhood near downtown Boca Raton on Sunday morning, taking two of his small dogs for a pre-dawn walk  when a pit bull came charging at him and his small dogs.

Fettner says he fought back and the pit bull released his dog Norman, but then grabbed his 15-year-old dog Belagia. He rushed his dogs to the vet, but Belagia died and  Norman is fighting for his life.

The pit bull's owner was a homeless woman, who also had two other pit bulls with her at the time of the attack. 

            A HOMELESS WOMAN WITH 3 PIT BULLS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Fettner later learned a nearby restaurant had called police three times, asking them to remove the homeless woman and her three pit bulls, because they were bothering customers. Fettner says given the circumstances, the responding officer should have made sure the woman and her pit bulls actually left the property.  Instead the officer assumed the woman's boyfriend was coming to pick her up.

"That's what put my beloved pet into shreds, and my other pet....fighting for his life.  He really let me down.  I've lived in Boca Raton for 20 years.  He really did a disservice, of protecting society."

Fettner says what befell his dog could as easily have happened to a child. A Boca Raton Police spokeswoman said the responding officer did all he could within the law.  She said the officer had no reason to take the dogs, based on what he saw.

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YANKTON SD - A LOOSE PIT BULL MAULED A 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL AS SHE WAS WALKING TO THE SCHOOL BUS

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MORE INFORMATION — A 12-year-old Yankton-area girl was treated at a hospital for bites and cuts on her arms and legs after being attacked by what authorities described as a pit bull.
The Yankton County Sheriff's Office says that the girl was attacked in a mobile home park east of Yankton while walking to school Monday morning. Sheriff Jim Vlahakis says the dog was on a chain but broke loose. No charges are pending, but the sheriff says the dog is quarantined for 10 days. He says after that, the owner will either take the dog to the Humane Society or have it euthanized.

Vlahakis says the same dog bit a girl in a city park in 2012.

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A  PIT BULL mauled Jackie Holman, age 12,  as she was walking to the school bus along Greenbriar Street in a trailer park east of Yankton around 7:33am Monday morning.  The victim was taken to a Yankton hospital according to the Yankton County Sheriff’s Office.

COLONIE NY - MORE GRIPPING DOG MISERY - A LARGE AGGRESSIVE AMERICAN BULLDOG ORDERED BY A JUDGE TO BE BEHIND A FENCE AND WEAR A MUZZLE WHILE OUTSIDE JUMPED THAT FENCE AND SHED THAT MUZZLE AND MAULED A SMALL PET BEING WALKED ON A LEASH

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The owner of a sick and old toy pet dog said she was taking her dog out for his final walk because it was scheduled to be put down around 10:30 Monday morning.  However, the walk turned into an attack when a neighbor's very large AMERICAN BULLDOG  JUMPED ITS FENCE AND SHED ITS MUZZLE IT HAD BEEN ORDERED TO WEAR BY A JUDGE AND MAULED THE SMALL DOG. 
Witnesses say the bulldog's owner tried to pry their pet off the toy dog, but could not. A number of bystanders also attempted to get the aggressive dog off of the other dog, but were unsuccessful. 
An off duty Albany Police Officer, who lived down the street from the incident, heard the screams from the small dog's owner and did his best to stop the attack.
Police say he cleared everyone away from the animals, waited until they and the dogs were in a safe area, and did fire one shot near the dogs. The aggressive dog broke away from the other dog and ran back towards its owner's house. Neither dog was hit by the officer's shot.
The dog that was attacked was taken to a local animal hospital and was euthanized because of its injuries. The aggressive dog's owner voluntarily turned over the dog to Colonie Animal Control, and it was taken to a local animal hospital. It was euthanized at the request of the owner.

Monday, April 28, 2014

ORMOND BEACH FL - A PIT BULL WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY KILLED 3 DOGS AND ATTACKED A PERSON WAS KILLING A CAT AND THEN ATTACKED A POLICEMAN - AN OFFICER SHOT IT !

A police officer was responding to a report of a PIT BULL that had a cat in its mouth near 14A Byron Ellinor Drive. 
The officer tried helping the pit bull's  owner, June Davisworth, 83, get the cat from her dog’s mouth but was unsuccessful. When the pit saw the officer, it lunged onto him and bit his arm and the back of his neck before the officer was able to wrestle him away. A second officer shot the dog twice in the head. 
THE 5-YEAR-OLD PIT BULL NAMED TANK HAD KILLED 3 DOGS RECENTLY AND HAD ATTACKED ANOTHER PERSON BEFORE TODAY'S INCIDENT.  THE CAT IT HAD IN ITS MOUTH DIED ALSO.
Davisworth will be cited for not following a quarantine order that required the dog be kept on a leash.
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MY COMMENT: WHO ELSE FINDS IT COMICAL THAT AN 83-YEAR-OLD NUTTER CAN MANAGE A PIT BULL ON A LEASH???

FRANKLIN COUNTY KY - 3 PIT BULLS AND A GERMAN SHEPHERD ATTACKED A WOMAN IN HER FRONT YARD






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Franklin County deputies say Saturday night Heather Moore was in her yard on Flat Creek Road when four dogs attacked her. People nearby ran for help.
"Those dogs have been a problem, and they've been reported as a problem," said Greg McCoy, the victim's boyfriend.
But on Saturday night, the dogs living across the street from Greg McCoy and his girlfriend, Heather Moore, became more than a problem. They were a danger with McCoy saying it was a life or death moment for Moore.
"Multiple bites on her hands, feet, and just a really bad laceration to the back of her head and scalp," said McCoy.
With part of her scalp detached, Moore was lifeless in her front yard.
"It's sad to see this happen," said Sheriff Pat Melton. "She was walking across her front yard, and all of a sudden, these three pit bulls and a large white German Shepherd viscously attacked her."
That passerby reportedly came to her aid, risking his well-being when the dogs chased after him on his way to get help.
"She was hurt, and she was crying," said McCoy. "I just picked her up and comforted her and removed her from the scene as quickly as I could."
So what about the owner of these dogs? HE'S IN PRISON FOR PRIOR UNRELATED CHARGES.  AND THE DOGS' TEMPORARY CAREGIVER HAS BEEN CITSED FOR THE DDOGS NOT HAVING RABIES VACCINATIONS. The sheriff says he'll be talking with the county attorney on Monday about more charges.
"Our ordinance states that you've got to maintain control of those animals at all times," said Sheriff Melton. "And obviously these animals were not under control."
But right now, family and friends are focusing on Moore and her recovery.
Animal control officers caught three of the dogs Saturday night, putting them in the Franklin County Humane Society. Officials still aren't sure if there's a fourth dog.
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The Franklin County Sheriff says charges have been filed and summons have been issued for Gil Abrams. Abrams is not the dog's owner, but was taking care of the dogs during the attack.
The Sheriff says that after reviewing the case, the County Attorney has decided to charge Abrams with 3 counts of dogs running at large and 3 counts of harboring a vicious animal.
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Heather Moore was in her front yard Saturday night on Flat Creek Road when 3 PIT BULLS AND A GERMAN SHEPHERD  attacked her.  Neighbors tried to help her fight the dogs off and then one of the neighbors ran to a nearby fire station for help.  Moore was taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital Trauma Center for a large cut on her head and bites all over her body. Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton says that they are thankful that the victim is out of the hospital on Sunday and will heal.  3 of the dogs are in quarantine, but the 4th - a black pit bull - is still on the loose.  Sheriff Melton says so far the dog's caregiver - GAYLE ABRAMS - is charged with not keeping the dog's rabies vaccines up to date and more charges are pending.

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COLUMBUS OH - A PIT BULL FIRST ATTACKED A FATHER AND SON INSIDE THE HOME - THEN ATTACKED 3 MORE ADULTS


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A child is recovering in the hospital after losing an ear in a PIT BULL attack in West Columbus. Police said it happened in the area of West Broad Street and Wheatland Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Sunday .The pit bull attacked the boy, his father and three other adults.
Animal Control officers removed three adult pit bulls from the scene, including a mother who just gave birth to six puppies.
Police said the dogs began attacking the father and son inside the home.
Officers said more people, who were on the street, were attacked when the two tried to escape outdoors.
"I heard the commotion of what was going on, so I came out in the middle of the street and I see these three dogs attacking this little boy," said neighbor Roger Chan. "I grabbed a piece of log, it was the only thing I could find and ran down here and started hitting the dog and smacking the dog to do whatever I can to get the dog's attention and off the little kid. And the next thing you know I'm fighting, wrestling with the dogs and I got bit during the process."
The child was transported to Nationwide Children's Hospital where an officer said he was expected to undergo surgery.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

BAKERSFIELD CA - A LOOSE PIT BULL ATTACKED A WOMAN WALKING ON THE STREET





A dog bit a 19-year-old woman on the thigh Friday morning. A witness, who didn't want to give her name, said the woman was walking around 8 a.m. on Lincoln Street when the unprovoked pit bull attacked.

Animal control officers say they've heard the dog had been running loose and had tried to attack people in the past. The dog was taken away by officers.

Authorities didn't identify the woman, who was taken to Kern Medical Center for treatment of the wound.

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ESCAMBIA COUNTY FL - 2 PIT BULLS GOT LOOSE FROM THEIR OWNER AND ATTACKED A MAN SITTING WITH HIS LITTLE PET UNDER AN AWNING AT MEADOW BROOK PARK




Kenneth Ford and his dog were sitting under an awning at Meadow Brook Park in Mysrtle Grove when 2 other dogs got loose from their owner and attacked them. He was bit 16 times and the wound on the side of his hand leaves him not knowing if he will ever be able to play and teach the guitar again - something  he has done for the last 45 years. But the most urgent problem is that Ford has liver disease. If the dog that bit him on April 24th isn't tested for rabies by April 29th, the doctors tell him he must undergo rabies treatment.  That treatment combined with his liver disease could be fatal to him. He is asking for the owner of the gray pit bull that attacked him and his dog to do the right thing and come forward because his life depends on it. His little dog was also attacked and suffers with a broken tail and is in pain and stressed.

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO CANADA - A PIT BULL ATTACKED ITS OWNER'S BABY - A RESCUE ANGEL WHO HAS "A WAY WITH DOGS" AND HER "MAMA WAS A DOG TRAINER" AND SHE HAS 3 SMALL CHILDREN AND 2 OTHER DOGS - TAKES THE PIT INTO HER SMALL ROW UNIT AND LETS HER TODDLER PET IT! CAN YOU SAY CHILD ENDANGERMENT?



A 14-month-old toddler is in serious but stable condition in a hospital after she was bitten on the face by a  PIT BULL ....... A PIT BULL THAT HAD ATTACKED THE CHILD OF ITS FORMER OWNER JUST A MONTH AGO.  Cali Leclair was playing in her Draffin Court home when she was suddenly attacked in the face nearly severing her nose.  She underwent surgery at Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

The 5-year-old male pit bull named Boss is said to have a history of violence with young children.

THE DOG WAS TAKEN INTO THE HOME BY LECLAIR ON SATURDAY AFTER SHE RESPONDED TO A FACEBOOK AD POSTED BY THE FORMER OWNER.

Just hours after Sunday's attack, the dog's owner arrived to pick it up and was followed home to Richmond by Ottawa bylaw officials. They are investigating the dog's history.

A family friend said that:

LECLAIR HAD 2 MORE 5-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN, ONE A FOSTER CHILD, THAT SHE IS CARING FOR.  SHE SAYS THAT CHRISTINE LECLAIR "HAD A WAY WITH DOGS AND HER MOTHER WAS A DOG TRAINER" AND SHE SAW THAT THIS DOG HAD BITTEN THE OWNER'S BABY ON FACEBOOK AND SHE TOOK HIM IN HOPING TO RESOCIALIZE HIM......

                   WAIT THERE'S MORE......

NEIGHBORS SAID THE PIT BULL WAS FINE AT FIRST BUT WAS AT TIMES AGGRESSIVE WITH THE 2 OTHER DOGS LIVING IN THE SMALL ROW UNIT - A GERMAN SHEPHERD AND A MEDIUM-SIZED MIXED BREED........BOSS WAS LYING CALMLY ON SUNDAY WHEN IT SUDDENLY SNAPPED AS THE YOUNG GIRL WAS TRYING TO PET IT.
          

of course, facebook pictures prove the lion tamer was a loving mommie!

There has been a Pit bull ban in effect in Ontario since 2005
In Ontario, it’s illegal to own, import or breed a pit bull or similar breeds.
People who owned pit bulls before the ban was put in place in August 2005 were allowed to keep their animals, but owners are ordered to ensure the dogs are spayed or neutered. The dogs also have to be muzzled and leashed in public.
The law also gives judges the right to put down the animals if they’ve been involved in an attack.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

ANDERSON, SHASTA COUNTY CA - A STRAY PIT BULL "CAME OUT OF NOWHERE" TO BITE A 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL'S FACE

A Shasta County woman is asking for the public’s help in finding a dog that attacked her toddler.
Kim Brooks said a pit bull came out of nowhere, bit her child’s face and then ran off. The mother said the dog mauled her 2-year-old daughter Paisley on March 23, near Pinon Avenue and Bruce Street in Anderson.
“Scared to death thought it was going to kill her,” said Brooks,“he had her by the face and was just shaking her and there was a lot of blood.”
Brooks said it looked like a brindle black and brown PIT BULL, medium in size and it took the dog only a few minutes to cause serious damage to Paisley’s face.
“Doctors said if she wouldn’t naturally put her head down it would have punctured her jugular and got her throat,” said Brooks.
Paisley needed 17 stitches, and since the dog was a stray a series of rabies vaccinations. Her mother is thankful it wasn’t more serious.
According to the American Humane Association, dog bites are extremely common. However, 75 percent of the time it’s a dog the victim knows on their own property.
“They don’t typically run out from no where and bite people there has to be a reason for the most part,” said animal regulator Captain Lee Anne Smith.
Captain Smith is the chief of operations for the Haven Humane in Shasta County. She said since it was a stray,  it could be perceived as a threat.
“It is a concern because he could do it again and there’s the reason behind it why it’s responding this way,” said Captain Smith.
Brooks is hoping the dog is found, because she is worried it could attack again.
“That dog really scared me, the dog was vicious and from the looks of it that wasn’t the first time,” said Brooks.
If you see the dog you are asked to immediately notify Haven Humane Society at (530) 241-1653 or Anderson Police at (530) 378-6600.

Friday, April 25, 2014

WICHITA KS - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL CHARGED OUT OF THEIR HOUSE AND BIT A MOTHER AND HER 4-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER WHEN THEY KNOCKED ON THE DOOR TO VISIT

A four-year-old Wichita girl and her mother were attacked by a neighbor’s dog. Now, they want the dog removed from the area.
It happened Thursday night near Lincoln and Oliver. Tracy  McFadden said she and her daughter went to see their neighbors across the street. When she knocked on the door, she says a PIT BULL came after Sheyene from inside the house, latching onto her arm.
“He was a man-eating pit bull and he drew blood,” Tracy said. “He wanted to eat something.”
Tracy quickly pulled the dog off her little girl. That’s when it lunged at her. She said the dog locked down on her arm, but the owner helped get it off.
Now, she wants the animal gone forever, so it doesn’t; attack another small child.
“I'm lucky to be alive, lucky she's alive, and just thank that man up there for not making it worse, because we could have been killed,” she said.
The pit bull is now at animal control under a “dangerous dog evaluation.” If it is deemed dangerous, it will be put down. We tried to speak with the dog’s owners, but they were not home


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PALERMO CA - A JURY HAS BEEN SEATED FOR THE TRIAL AGAINST THE OWNERS OF A PIT BULL AND AN AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG THAT ALMOST MAULED VIRGINIA LO-ROSSO'S LEGS OFF


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A jury is seated in the vicious dog attack in Palermo that left a woman permanently maimed. The Butte County jury was seated today for Chic Gordon and a second defendant, Theodore Scherbenske.  Gordan was watching her son Ruben Cambra's two dogs at the time of the attack on May 22, 2012.  Scherbenske is charged with an accessory after the fact for driving Cambra and the two dogs away from the area.    

Virginia Lo-Russo, 68-years old at the time, had her left calf eaten off, broke two legs and was bitten in the shoulder as her 8-year old great grandson watched. 

Cambra is charged with with not keeping the dogs secure. however, he has been found incompetent to stand trial. The PIT BULL and the QUEENSLAND HEELER were already deemed vicious at the time of the attack and have since been destroyed. 

Lo-Russo and her great grandson are expected to testify, along with several others who have had encounters with the same two dogs.

Four alternate jurors are also being selected and testimony will begin on Monday.

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BERKELEY CA - A MAN ORDERED HIS PIT BULL TO ATTACK A WOMAN AT A PARK

A man reportedly ordered his pit bull to attack a woman following an argument in People's Park on Sunday, authorities said.
It all started around 7:30 p.m. when the 22-year-old woman and her friends got into an argument with another group near the basketball court, UC Berkeley police said.
One man kicked the woman and forced her out of the park and onto Dwight Way by pushing her several times, police said. The man then reportedly gave a command to his pit bull to attack the woman.
The woman was later treated for a bite on her arm at a Berkeley hospital. University police who patrol the park searched for the suspect but did not find him.
The suspect is described as a white man in his 30s, about 6 feet tall, weighing approximately 180 pounds, with shoulder-length blonde dreadlocks. He has a triangle tattooed on his chin, another triangle under his left eye and three dots tattooed down his nose.

CHERAW SC - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL ATTACKED A 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL AS SHE WAS WALKING WITH HER MOTHER

A 9-year-old Cheraw girl is recovering after police say she was attacked by a PIT BULL on Chestnut Street Wednesday afternoon. The girl was bitten three times.
Her uncle said the child was walking with her mother when the neighbor's dog attacked her.
This is one of several attacks involving pit bulls this year in the Pee Dee.
Corrine Hatchell,83, of Hartsville was attacked by two pit bulls and two mixed breed dogs earlier this month outside her home in Hartsville.
Eric Rogers,28, of Dillon was critically mauled by two pit bulls on Wilderness Place in Dillon.
Both Rogers and Hatchell continue to recover from their injuries.
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COLUMBUS OH - A PIT BULL ATTACKED ITS OWNERS AND A FRIEND IN AN APARTMENT


Three people were hospitalized after a PIT BULL attack in northwest Columbus Thursday night.
Police were called to an apartment on Cobblestone Drive around 10 pm. Police say the pit bull's two owners and a friend were inside the apartment when the dog attacked them, causing severe bite injuries.
Police held the dog in a bathroom until animal control arrived to safely remove it.
All three victims were transported to Riverside Methodist Hospital for treatment.