Saturday, May 31, 2014

HAMPTON VA - 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED AND KILLED A TERRIER MIX

Officers were called to the 2600 block of East Winona Drive around 4:25pm on Saturday for a report of a vicious animal. They found two pit bulls attacking a small Terrier mix. When officers tried to intervene, one of the pit bulls aggressively charged at an officer  and the officer shot the dog. Both pit bulls were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
                       THE TERRIER MIX DIED FROM ITS INJURIES.


MILLCREEK PA - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL ATTACKED A CHILD'S FACE AS SHE STOOD BY HER FATHER TALKING IN THE YARD



A 7-year-old girl was attacked  by a neighbor's PIT BULL around 8:00pm on Wednesday in the 2900 block of Arcadia Avenue.  It is reported that the child was with her father and was talking with a neighbor in their yard.  The victim had bite wounds to her face and jaw and received more than 2 dozen stitches.  The dog was quarantined.  An animal control officer said that the dog owner is "A RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNER" and the dog was up-to-date on its shots, and he's investigating whether charges should be filed.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

CROYDON ENGLAND - A RETIRED SCOTLAND YARD DETECTIVE WAS FORCED TO STAB A BULL TERRIER CROSS TO DEATH AFTER IT INVADED HIS YARD AND HOME AND WAS ATTACKING HIS DOG


Former Scotland Yard homicide detective Barry Costello, 55, says he killed his neighbor's large bull terrier cross when it climbed over his fence and attacked him and his dog Troy. The incident unfolded on Wednesday when the dog climbed into Mr Costello's garden. He says he ran back into his house but his own pet Troy came out to protect him and the neighbor's animal grabbed it by the throat.



He then lifted two terracotta paving slabs from his patio and beat it over the head and when the fight spilled into the kitchen he grabbed a small vegetable knife and stabbed its back so many times the blade broke. 
He then got a bigger knife and stabbed him until the 'massive' white animal was dead.

Mr Costello, of South Croydon, London, who worked for the Serious Organised Crime Agency and the homicide squad at the Metropolitan Police, said he had no choice.

He said: 

"All of a sudden, I could see this head poking over the fence - it was about the size of a lion's. It climbed over the fence and then started towards me. I could see it was going to attack me because it was coming at me with such force so I ran towards the house.  I couldn't believe it when Troy just turned up out  of nowhere and totally intercepted the attack - getting mauled in the process. The dog was trying to rip Troy apart - it just went straight for the throat with its fangs and began biting.  Troy tried to defend himself but it was clear the dog wasn't going to let go, so I picked up this massive paving slab and smashed it over the dog's back three times.  Any other dog would've died but this one just kept going like it was possessed or something - the monster didn't even flinch.  It just pulled Troy into the kitchen by his throat - leaving scrape marks on the floor - and I followed behind trying to figure out what to do. I hit the dog again with a paving slab, which smashed into three pieces, and got worried because it didn't do anything so grabbed a vegetable knife with a four inch blade.   I just kept thinking  'this dog is going to kill Troy and then me' so I stabbed it about three or four times in the chest but the knife just snapped in half.'




Mr Costello added: 'The whole thing must have only lasted for about five minutes but it felt like a lifetime because we were fighting for our lives - it might as well been a human who had come in.   I was in a state of absolute shock. I spent 30 years on the police force and was in the murder squad for half of that and I have never been so terrified in my life and also never felt so alone. Thank God Troy was there because that monster would have killed me. The dog had to be killed in order for me to get help. I was completely and utterly terrified.'

Just days before the attack on Wednesday, the dog - which Barry says is five times bigger than a normal Staffie - had already jumped into the garden and attacked  his Rottweiller Troy. Following the second attack Barry was left almost unharmed but his dog Troy received puncture wounds to his neck and side from bite marks.

The Metropolitan Police today confirmed they are investigating the incident. 







PIT BULL KISSES



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PHENIX CITY AL - OWNER/NUTTER OF THE 3 PIT BULL MIXES THAT MAULED AND SCALPED KATIE MORRISON BLOWS SMOKE OVER THIS HORRENDOUS KILLING BY HIS MUTANTS - "IT WAS HER PONYTAIL"...ONE OF THE DOGS SAID....'HEY,THIS LOOKS LIKE MY ROPE TOY AND I'LL JUMP ON IT' "

Emma (the mother pit)  Buddy and Mae (her  pups) (from left to right), who were recently euthanized after mauling and scalping  Katie Morrison, 20, of Smiths Station.


17 Klemettis  
2 mentions of the mauling victim
No apologies or signs of remorse

LISTEN TO WHAT PEOPLE SAY...THEY ARE TELLING YOU WHO THEY ARE!!!


One of Steve Klemetti’s fondest memories is when one of his dogs, Mae, had climbed into his lap as he was driving from a bowling tournament in Atlanta.
"I just cry every time I think about it," Klemetti said.

Mae, along with her mother and brother, were euthanized earlier this month after they had "been involved" in the death of Katie Morrison, 20, of Smiths Station, who was attacked by the dogs on April 28 at the Klemettis’ home in Phenix City. Morrison died May 3.

Klemetti said the day of the attack, his wife, Victoria, was with Morrison, who had looked after the dogs before. When Morrison knelt down to pick up a tennis ball they were playing with, the first thing the dogs went after was Morrison’s ponytail.

"I think what happened is that she had a ponytail and she reached down to get something and.... 

                                       one of the dogs "SAID" 

              "Hey, this looks like my rope toy" and jumped up," Klemetti said.

Klemetti said the mother dog, Emma, first leapt at Morrison and Mae and the other dog, Buddy, joined in. Klemetti said his wife had told Morrison to get up and tried to get the dogs away from her, but that 'she was afraid' and the other dogs then jumped on her. 

“When she was down at their level, maybe they didn't recognize her" Klemetti said....."they go instinctual, my wife said they 'go prima' and that's why 'I never get down on their level'." 

Klemetti said it was his wife’s decision to have the dogs euthanized due to public safety, as well as concerns from the neighbors. Emma was nearly 4 years old, while Mae and Buddy were almost 2 years old.

"I've regretted having to do that, but it's just one of those things, " Klemetti said.  "It's like part of your family is gone." 

Klemetti maintains that the dogs had never hurt people before and that the attack was a “freak incident.”

“Sometimes I think that if I was there, I would’ve had more eyes on what was going on, but we've never seen them 'do anything to people'",  Klemetti said. "They would never do anything to me and they would never do anything to Victoria."

Klemetti said many rumors have surfaced since the attack, the first of which being that the dogs were like the pit bulls found dog fighting circles. Klemetti could not identify the exact breed of the dogs, saying they were mixed breed.

"Maybe everything has a mix of pit (bull) somewhere, but we don't know," 

Klemetti said the last few weeks have been difficult for his wife.

"She gets flashbacks," Klemetti said. "She'll always wish that she could've done more."

A future grand jury will review the case. No formal charges have been placed yet.

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AIRDRIE AB CANADA - A BULLMASTIFF ATTACKED A TEENAGE GIRL IN A BACKYARD

A girl in her early teens was hospitalized on May 19 after being bitten by a  BULLMASTIFF  in the Fairways neighborhood. The girl was in the backyard of a residence in the area, along with the dog, when it bit her. The girl suffered puncture wounds on her arms from dog bites. She was treated and taken to Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary in stable condition. Airdrie’s Municipal Enforcement officers also attended the scene and following an investigation, the dog was impounded at a kennel that is contracted by the City.

“It’s standard procedure with our dog bylaw that when a person is bit, the dog is impounded for 10 days to be observed and to make a determination as to whether the dog has any diseases and whether or not it is a dangerous animal,” said Darryl Poburan, Airdrie manager of Municipal Enforcement.

The fine associated with a dog bite is $350 and the possibility of having the dog put down. The decision as to whether or not the dog will have to be euthanized is made after the 10-day observation, which looks at factors such as whether or not the dog has had previous biting incidents and if the bite was aggressive in nature.



APOPKA, ORANGE COUNTY FL - DOG FIGHTING RING BUSTED IN WHAT IS BELIEVED TO BE PART OF AN ORGANIZATION IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

FOX 13 News
Apopka police officers on Wednesday were back at the scene of an alleged dog fighting ring, collecting evidence at a home where arrests were made the previous night. Officers said that when they arrived, they realized they were outnumbered.  They also said a dog fight was already in progress. About 50 people were in attendance, many of whom attempted to flee. During the investigation, officers found 24 wounded and bloodied dogs, plus an armload of newborn puppies and bait animals such as raccoons and chickens. All were living in horrible conditions.  Investigators said children were also watching the alleged dog fight. Investigators said the dog fighting bust was part of a two month long investigation.  Twenty-six people now face felony charges.  They believe this ring was part of an elaborate organization that has been holding gruesome dog fights throughout Central Florida for some time now.

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WACO TX - A NEIGHBOR'S CHAINED DOG ATTACKED A 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL




UPDATE:  TODDLER RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL AND HER MOTHER SPEAKS ON VIDEO.

Officers and Paramedics were dispatched to a home at 2019 Summer Avenue where a 2-year-old girl was attacked apparently by a neighbor's chained dog late Thursday afternoon in a north Waco neighborhood.  A woman who knows the family was driving by and came to the aid of the mother who went into shock and fainted when seeing the wounds of her baby. She was taken by ambulance to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center with injuries to her head, face, shoulder and arms.  The incident is under investigation.

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PITTSBURGH PA - A PIT BULL "CAME OUT OF NOWHERE" TO ATTACK AND KILL A BELOVED MALTESE "BEAR"


(Source: Audrey Wagner)
Audrey Wagner was walking her little Maltese she had for 7 years last Friday night  when a PIT BULL came out of nowhere and attacked.
The woman’s dog was so badly wounded, it didn’t survive, and now she wants answers from the pit bull’s owner.
“I came down the steps, walked right there, and all of a sudden that dog was here and grabbed my dog,” says Audrey Wagner about the events of the attack.
Wagner can barely tell the story of her Maltese, named Bear. He was attacked as she held on for dear life, killed right in front of her.
“I’ll never, ever, ever get over it,” says Wagner. “I’m half afraid to walk out there on the street.”
"I had the Maltese for nearly seven years. It was spoiled rotten. It was just like one of our little kids,” says Wagner.
 A pit bull apparently escaped from a nearby house, ran two blocks over and attacked bear unprovoked.
Neighbor Chuck Schessler tried to save bear.
“I just ran down and I kicked the dog a couple times, and then I grabbed his mouth and tried to open it,” said Schessler. “This lady came over and started hitting it with a stick. Then, the owner of the dog came down and choked the dog until he couldn’t breathe, and then he dropped the other dog.”
Audrey called police, and then called KDKA. She wanted answers.
The pit bull came from a modular home a few blocks away, apparently ran out the front door.
KDKA’s Marty Griffin reached out to the owner and he agreed to meet, but did not want to do a TV interview.
Scott Dodson tells KDKA he felt horrible about what happened, and wants to take care of all medical bills or pay for a new dog if need be.
“He’s attempted to do all the right things. He’s compensated the victim,” says attorney Phil DiLucente.
He volunteered the help settle the case, get Wagner’s bills paid and a new dog, as well as get the pit bull out of the neighborhood.
"HE'S GOING TO GIVE THE DOG BACK TO THE HUMANE SOCIETY", said DiLucente. “These are tragic situations. Whenever it’s a pet, it’s like a family member. Certainly, emotions are running high.”
Meanwhile, Wagner continues to grieve. She has Bear’s ashes at her home. She’s uncertain right now whether she will get a new dog. But she’s thankful the owner of the pit bull stepped up.
We do not know what will happen with the pit bull once it’s turned over to the humane society.

BURKE TX - NEIGHBOR'S 3 PIT BULLDOGS ATTACKED AN 8-YEAR-OLD BOY AS HE CROSSED THE STREET TO PLAY WITH THEIR CHILD

Connor Grigg, 8, was attacked by  3 PIT BULLDOGS Wednesday afternoon and is recovering in a Houston hospital.  He was treated for bites to his stomach.  He was walking across the street from his home to play with another child whose parents own the dogs.  The dogs ran up and began attacking him. Someone used a shovel to beat the dogs off the boy.  He was taken to Memorial first and then on to Texas Children's by ambulance.  The dogs were seized by animal control to be quarantined and the owners could get them back if they meet certain conditions as "DANGEROUS DOGS" such as $100,000 insurance and proper fencing for containment.  It is believed the owner will have them put down.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

STERLING CT - A PIT BULL "CAME FROM NOWHERE" AND ATTACKED A JOGGER RUNNING WITH HER SMALL PET DOG


A woman, 28,  was jogging on Route 14 with her small dog on Sunday when a PIT BULL  ran up out of nowhere. She picked up her dog to protect it and the pit bull bit her arm knocking her to the ground and then bit her again. Her small dog sustained a large cut to its back. Animal control says the owner of the pit bull stopped the attack.  He was fined by the state for letting his dog roam.

Connecticut has had several pit bull attacks so far this year.  Last week a St. Bernard was attacked by a pit bull in East Haddam. Two pit bulls attacked a Siberian Husky in Groton earlier this month.  In April a 73-year-old man was attacked twice by the same dog in Waterbury on two separate occasions.  In Branford a 93-year-old woman was also attacked.

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NEW YORK - DOG ATTACK SURVIVOR FRANKIE FLORA TAKES MESSAGE TO THE CAPITOL



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GREEN OH - A FAMILY DESCRIBES HOW 2 DOGS THAT LOOKED LIKE MASTIFFS INVADED THEIR BARN AND ATTACKED THEIR 9 ALPACAS AND THEIR RABBIT KILLING THEM


VIDEO
On Monday morning the Pratt family saw their entire herd of nine alpacas  they had worked for 7 years to raise wiped out in an attack by two dogs that looked like  MASTIFFS.  
"It hasn't really sunk in yet, I think it’s going to take us awhile to process it,” said Diana Pratt who started Little Mountain Alpacas with her husband Michael in 2007. They bought a male and a pregnant female to start and watched as their herd eventually grew to nine.
"We thought that maybe this is something we could  do  together as a family. 
The Pratts have nine children with morning feeding responsibilities shared among those still at home but on Memorial Day Diana said she decided to let the kids sleep in. But as she made her way out to the barn where the alpacas are secured each night she was confronted by two big dogs she said looked like mastiffs.  "The look on their face and the look in their eye made me actually grab a lawn chair and  put it in front of me because I thought they might attack me."
She went back into the house and warned her kids to stay inside and not to let their dog out. A few minutes later she saw the dogs come back but go behind the barn where the alpacas were housed. Since the barn was secured she didn’t give it a second thought.
“I thought that they were going to cut through the yards and go to the street beyond,” she said.
She walked into the barn and turned on a light at the top of the stairs though and she heard the dogs bark, they were in the barn. “I couldn’t believe it because the barn door is shut,” she recalled.
It was then that she saw at least two of the alpacas were dead and others seriously injured.
She latched the door shut and ran back to the house to call 9-1-1. Within moments two Summit County Sheriff’s deputies arrived.
"When they initially got there, the dogs ran past one of the deputies towards another deputy and he was able to get them into his cruiser," said Summit County Sheriff’s Inspector Bill Holland.
As deputies made their way to the barn along with Pratt they quickly saw that all nine alpacas had been attacked--along with a pet rabbit--and were either dead or so severely injured they needed to be put down.
THE DOGS HAD COME FROM A HOUSE ABOUT 3 MILES AWAY.  
"I’m a dog lover but if dogs could do that kind of thing, I think the only really responsible thing to do is to have the dogs put down,” Pratt said.  The dogs were euthanized.
Holland said the owner of the dogs has been charged with control of dogs which is a fourth degree misdemeanor.
"SHE'S ALSO BEEN CHARGED IN THE PAST FOR THIS SAME OFFENSE AND OUR DEPUTIES HAVE BEEN DISPATCHED BECAUSE OF THESE 2 DOGS APPROXIMATELY 6 TIMES OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS."
Pratt said it’s an adjustment going from caring for the animals for so long to nothing. 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

WILSON, NIAGARA COUNTY NY - A NEIGHBOR'S LARGE MIXED BREED DOG BEING HELD BY A LEASH LUNGED FREE FROM ITS OWNER AND MAULED A WOMAN'S ARM

Catherine A. Ellis, 63, said she was talking with her neighbor in their backyard  just before 3pm on Monday when their large dog attacked her chomping down on her right arm.  The dog owner, Jason B. Gould, 44, had the dog on a leash at the time, but told Niagara County sheriff’s deputies that he was...... 
                      UNABLE TO KEEP A GRIP ON THE LEASH !!!
Gould told deputies that this is the first time his dog had ever bit anyone. He was unable to locate the proof of rabies shot, but said it was about two years ago at the free clinic at the Niagara County Fairgrounds.
Ellis was taken to a hospital and received  57 stitches to close the wound. Ellis said the dog attacked for no reason.
The  MIXED BREED 90-POUND DOG, was found unsecured several hours later on the Gould property and the dog warden was notified to remove the dog.

LONG BRANCH NJ - A PIT BULL INVADES A YARD TO ATTACK NEIGHBORS - THEN BREAKS THROUGH THEIR SCREEN DOOR TO ATTACK AND KILL THEIR SHIH TZU IN THEIR HOME

A PIT BULL escaped its property by jumping over a fence and attacked neighbors in their yard.....THEN.....

THE PIT RAN THROUGH THEIR CLOSED SCREEN DOOR AND ATTACKED THEIR SHIH TZU IN THEIR HOME.  THE LITTLE PET DIED FROM ITS INJURIES AND ONE OF ITS OWNERS NEEDED EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT FROM WOUNDS SUFFERED TRYING TO PREVENT INJURY TO HIS SMALL PET.............

The pit's owner was not at home during this play time for the pit - doing what it does best.  The Long Branch Health Department and Animal Control Program issued three summonses on May 17 against the owner of  the gripping mutant for allowing it to run at large, for failure to obtain a license, and for a dangerous dog.

The Health Department says it will prosecute the owner of the pit bull and Animal control will be seeking the maximum fine for all three violations. The pit bull is currently quarantined and the investigation is continuing. 


HORIZON CITY TX - "BAD RAP DAMAGE CONTROL" AFTER A BOY GOES INSIDE HIS NEIGHBOR'S GATE TO GET HIS LITTLE BROTHER AND IS SEVERELY MAULED BY A CHAINED PIT BULL IN A YARD FULL OF DOGS !!!

A young boy almost lost his life Saturday when he was attacked and severely injured on his neck, arms and back by a chained PIT BULL.  It is reported that he went into a neighbor's yard to get his little brother. The video says and shows that there were many dogs in the yard and the gate was not locked. The child was in critical condition and was breathing with the help of a tube..............
SO THIS IS ALL WE KNOW ABOUT THE VICTIM...THE REST IS ALL ABOUT LARGE, HUGE, ENORMOUS WONDERFUL PIT BULLS AND HOW GOOD AND SWEET THEY ARE AND ADOPTING ALL YOU CAN ,  AND ....................
                                         CHIHUAHUA'S BITE MORE!!!!!

I WANT TO KNOW:

1)  HOW OLD WAS THE VICTIM?

2)  WAS THE LITTLE BROTHER ALLOWED TO PLAY THERE WITH A YARD FULL OF DOGS AND A CHAINED PIT BULL?

3) WHO TOLD HIM TO GO GET HIS LITTLE BROTHER AT THAT HOUSE IF NO ONE WAS AT HOME?

3) HAD HE BEEN ALLOWED ON PREVIOUS OCCASIONS TO GO INTO THE NEIGHBOR'S YARD AND PET THE DOGS.  IN THE VIDEO SOME DOGS WERE LOOSE AND WERE NOT PIT BULLS.  WAS HE EVER ALLOWED TO PET THEM?  DID THOSE NON-PIT DOGS EVER ATTACK THE BOY AND DID THEY JOIN IN ON THIS ATTACK?

4) I WANT TO SEE A PICTURE OF THIS CHILD BEFORE THIS ATTACK AND AFTER THIS ATTACK AND THEN I WANT TO SEE A PICTURE OF THE LATEST CHIHUAHUA MAULING ??????

5) HAS ANYONE IN THIS TOWN EVER HEARD THE TERM  "ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE"?


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   CHIHUAHUA BITE???      OR        PIT BULL BITE ???


GRIPPING DOG BITE  OR   NON-GRIPPING DOG BITE  ?????

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

HEMET CA - 2 SEPARATE ATTACKS ON SAME DAY - 2 FEMALE PIT BULLS JUMP OUT AN OPEN WINDOW IN A VICIOUS ATTACK ON ONE MAN AND ANOTHER MAN MANAGES TO GET AWAY WITH MINOR INJURIES

Pit bulls attack 2 men in Riverside County

UPDATE:  HEMET –Four dogs that attacked two people in a pair of unrelated incidents have been rounded up and will likely be euthanized.

One victim managed to run from two stray dogs and suffered only minor injuries.

Another man was hospitalized with bites on his face and legs. A pair of 2-year-old female pit bulls were not licensed, unaltered and had no rabies shots. They had escaped from a nearby home through a window that had been left open.

Both attacks occurred Monday evening near Hemet.
Story Date: May 27, 2014   - LINK
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A Sheriff's Deputy says that the 2 PIT BULLS that went on a rampage Monday had escaped from their home through a window that had been left open.  They are responsible for 2 separate attacks.  The 1st attack happened near Hemet when the female pit bulls bit a person on the buttocks.  A short time later the 2nd person was the victim of a vicious attack as the dogs bit him in the face and inflicted several puncture wounds to the side of his body and his ankle. The 2nd victim had heard his own dog barking and he went outside to shoo them away and the dogs rushed him.

Both dogs were unlicensed and did not have current rabies vaccination certificates.  They were impounded and the owner will likely surrender them to animal control.

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BROOKINGS SD - 2 PIT BULLS ESCAPED THEIR HOME THROUGH A SCREEN DOOR AND ATTEMPT TO ATTACK A MAIL CARRIER - THEN ONE PIT GOES ON TO ATTACK A MAN AND HIS DOG

Shortly after 1:00pm last Thursday a mail carrier reported that  2 PIT BULLS  got out of a screen door and charged at him.  He fended the dogs off and they ran away.  A little later one of the dogs encountered a man in his yard with his pet dog and began attacking his dog. The man was able to get the pit bull to let go of his dog but suffered  some injuries in the process including serious bites to his leg and finger. The man's dog suffered extensive injuries and was taken to a vet.  Animal Control captured the pit bulls and their owner was charged with dogs running at large, public nuisance and an expired vaccination.  The dogs will be quarantined for 10 days and will be declared "VICIOUS ANIMALS".

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YANKTON SD - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A JOGGER BITTING THE PERSON 3 TIMES - OFFICER SHOT IT

VIDEO:  A GOOD SAMARITAN STOPPED TO LET THE 64-YEAR-OLD VICTIM  INTO HIS CAR BEFORE POLICE ARRIVED.

Chief Brian Paulsen says a PIT BULL  bit a  runner 3 times yesterday morning and became aggressive toward one of the two officers who responded causing the officer to shoot the dog.  The dog is being sent to a state lab in Pierre for rabies testing. This isn't long after a young Yankton girl was mauled by a dog in April. 12-year-old Jackie Holman was walking to her school bus when she saw her neighbor's pit bull pulling at its chain. The dog was able to break away from the chain and attacked the little girl, leaving bite marks and gashes all over her arms and legs.  According to the sheriff's office, that dog's owner agreed to either euthanize the animal or give it up to the humane society.

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Monday, May 26, 2014

THOMAS COUNTY GA - A NEIGHBOR'S "CHAINED PIT BULL" MAULED A 7-YEAR-OLD BOY WHILE PLAYING IN THEIR BACK YARD WITH OTHER CHILDREN

I HOPE SOMEONE FINDS AN UPDATE ON THIS HORRENDOUS DOG ATTACK.  FROM READING THIS IT SOUNDS LIKE BOTH OF THIS CHILD'S LEGS WERE INJURED SO BADLY HE MAY NEVER WALK AGAIN !!!! 
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Seven year old Jose was Mawled by a Pit bull while playing in his neighbors back yard, Jose says his friend told him to take a step back and he didn’t realize just how close he was to the dog. 

Jose’s mother Linda Aguilar expressed her concerns about her son and the fact that nothing had been done in regards to this case. 

“It wasn’t a normal attack like a regular dog bite. It was very bad,” He has to go back every day to get them to change the bandages to make sure everything is draining properly. They’ve got over thirty staples in his legs and it’s a lot of pain for him and it’s very sad. 

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JOSE WAS BITTEN IN THE CALF AREA OF BOTH OF HIS LEGS.  THE DOG TORE INTO HIS TENDONS AND LEFT HIS BONES VISIBLE.  AFTER THE ATTACK THE DOCTORS SAID HE MAY NEVER WALK AGAIN.

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Jose’s brother, Randall Clark, said he’s upset but he is hopeful that something will be done. "It had me upset but really, the only thing I could do was wait and see what could be done about it and nothing has been done. 

What Jose recalls as the last day of school and an afternoon on the trampoline is a day his family recalls as a vicious accident. All dogs in the yard are chained, but that wasn’t enough to prevent the incident, Jose only had one word to describe how he felt while he was being attacked –numb-. 

The family say all they want is justice, 

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QUEENS NY - A FATHER SAYS THE RESCUE HE ADOPTED A PIT BULL FROM WITHHELD INFORMATION ABOUT THE DOG'S TROUBLING PAST AND IT ATTACKED BOTH HIS CHILDREN

Shelter lied about ‘timid’ pit bull before it bit my kids: dad
A New Jersey man, Quin Martin,  says that Second Chance Rescue of White­stone minimized Melo’s aggressive traits before handing him over on May 14 — despite a report from the Brooklyn Animal Control Center that advised against placing him with kids.  One-year-old Melo suddenly locked his jaws onto Quin Martin’s daughter’s leg and nearly tore his son’s nose off just a day after they brought him to their Hampton home, he said.
“All they told me was he was timid,” Martin said of Second Chance. “He wasn’t timid. Not even close.”
Melo suddenly became enraged and bit Jade, 9, on the leg while she sat on a swing in the family’s back yard, Martin said.
Her courageous brother, Justin, 13, nearly lost his nose after he pried Melo’s jaws from her flesh.
Martin said both kids were rushed by ambulance to a hospital, where Justin needed five stitches to his face and Jade’s gnawed leg was patched up. The dog was put down.
“My son was the hero in this,” Martin said.
The pit bull first landed in Brooklyn ACC custody in April after his owner was evicted and could no longer care for him. An April 22 assessment by an ACC volunteer advised against placing him in a home with kids, saying, “When approached in his kennel, Melo freezes in the back of the kennel, hard stares and lip curls, low growls, and then charges the front of the kennel while hard barking.”
But a May 6 ACC report claims a remarkable turnaround from Cujo to cuddly.“It seemed Melo had finally acclimated and was letting his guard down — revealing the sweet, playful affectionate boy I knew was always there!” the report says.
Martin claimed that assessment was relayed to him by Second Chance Rescue officials while Melo’s troubling past was omitted.

HILL TOWNSHIP, OGEMAW COUNTY MI - A PIT BULL BROKE ITS CHAIN AND ATTACKED A SMALL DOG BEING CARRIED BY AN 8-YEAR-OLD GIRL - BOTH THE GIRL AND THE LITTLE DOG WERE INJURED

An 8-year-old girl from Auburn MI was walking with her sister past a neighbor's cabin near Sage Lake when a neighbor's PIT BULL broke loose from a chain and knocked the girl down in an attack on a small dog the girl had been carrying in her arms.  State Police and Ogemaw County Animal Control officers are investigating  the attack. Her mother and the pit bull's owner were able to separate the dogs. The girl suffered lacerations and puncture wounds to her left arm, chest and rib cage area. She was treated in the emergency room of the Tawas Saint Joseph Hospital. The little dog was taken to a Saginaw veterinarian for surgery.

Ogemaw County prosecutors will review reports of the Hill Township attack to determine if any criminal charges will be filed.




 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

BATTLE CREEK MI - A PIT BULL ESCAPED ITS YARD AND ATTACKED A WOMAN THAT WAS WALKING

Police say a woman, 51, was walking on the sidewalk this morning in the 50 block of Spring Street just before 9 a.m. She walked past a  PIT BULL which was tied up to a small tree in the side yard of the owner’s home. The pit bull started going towards the woman and snapped the sapling in half and attacked biting her in the abdomen. The woman fought off the pit bull, but the dog grabbed her again.
The dog’s owners came out and pulled the dog off of the woman and put the dog in the residence. Emergency crews took the woman to an area hospital. The full extent of her injuries and her current condition are unknown at this time.
The dog’s owner voluntarily turned the dog over to Battle Creek Animal Control and was cited for the incident. The incident will be forwarded to the Battle Creek City Attorney’s office for review.


Saturday, May 24, 2014

MIAMI FL - A PIT BULL MIX BEING WALKED ON A LONG LEASH OUTSIDE A RESTAURANT SNATCHED A BELOVED 10-YEAR-OLD TEACUP YORKIE OFF ITS OWNER'S LAP AND KILLED IT

Destiny, the Teacup Yorkie mauled to death by a pit bull mix.

Stephanie Nickolich says she and her 10-year-old Teacup Yorkie, DESTINY,  went everywhere together. "It was our destiny to be together," she said.
The grieving owner said the DEADLY ATTACK occurred Thursday evening while she was sitting outside Elwoods Gastro Pub, located at 188 N.E. 3rd Ave., with Destiny lounging on her lap.
A man and his PIT BULL MIX walked by them and then, all of a sudden, the mutant snatched Destiny by the head. "He just came onto my lap, just grabbed her right off my lap," she said. "It was a big scene."
Nickolich watched in horror as the larger canine violently thrashed her beloved pet. "I was covered in blood. There was blood everywhere," she said, "and I just held her in my arms, told her I loved her."
Nickolich realized Destiny was dead. "She was my family. She was like my child," she said. "I keep questioning, 'Why, why did this happen? Could I have changed one thing?'"
Nickolich said the pit bull mix was on a long leash, not giving the owner much control. While Miami-Dade laws require dogs to be leashed, the legislation does not specify leash length.
After the pit bull mauled her Yorkie, Nickolich called police. She said Animal Services did not respond despite having been contacted by police.
The owner of the pit bull mix left the scene, and, according to Nickolich, Animal Services never showed up to file a report. "It's not handled properly," said Nickolich. "That man got to go home with his dog that night while I had to cremate my dog."
According to Animal Services, they do not seize canines following dog-on-dog attacks until after they conduct a thorough investigation.
Nickolich, a Downtown Miami resident, said she is determined to bring about some form of policy change for the safety of other dogs. She said she reached out to her City of Miami commissioner to discuss the leash laws. "It's too late to save Destiny, but it's not too late to save another dog or a little baby," she said. "I want justice for Destiny."

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GRAND RAPIDS MI - A FAMILY'S PIT BULL ATTACKED THEIR 5-MONTH-OLD BABY BITING IT ON THE FACE

Officers responded to a home in the 500 block of Diamond Avenue SE about 10:05 p.m. on a report that a pit bull was attacking children. On  arrival they found that everyone was out of the house, but a 5-month-old was injured. The child was bitten on the face. Ambulance workers reported the baby had lacerations to her left eye and lip. They attempted  to catch the animal using a snare and fire extinguisher. They ended up shooting it because they could not catch it safely, Grand Rapids police Lt. Theresa Budzilek said.  Budzilek said the dog reportedly was owned by the family that lived at the home.



Friday, May 23, 2014

PEARLAND TX - 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED A WOMAN WALKING NEAR HER HOME KNOCKING HER DOWN AND BITING INTO HER LEGS - HER CAT HELPED HER HUSBAND SAVE HER BY RUNNING AT THE DOGS AND SCRATCHING THEM DIVERTING THEIR ATTENTION




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KINGFISHER OK - NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL DOGS RUN LOOSE AND KILLED AND MANGLED SHEEP AND LAMBS RAISED BY A FAMILY AS PETS AND TO SHOW


A  family says their neighbor’s pit bull dogs are so vicious the animals have killed and mangled thousands of dollars worth of livestock.  Leon Kophenower’s sheep are mangled. By looking at their faces, it is hard tell what kind of animal they are.
The family says the neighbor’s pit bull dogs dug beneath their fences and took down their livestock.  At least four of their sheep are dead, and the others are barely hanging on to life.
“Right now we’re trying to doctor them to keep them alive,” family friend Allen Loftis said. 
The family has called police more than once. The owner of the dogs got two tickets but so far that is about it.
“The law won’t do nothing but turn them loose right back to those people,” Loftis said.
Kophenower and Loftis say if it happens again, they going to take care of the dogs themselves.
“If I catch them they’re going to be dead,” said Kophenower.
“If they ain’t going to do nothing about these pit bulls running loose, then there needs to be open season on them,” said Loftis. “I will shoot them, and I will kill them.”
Kophenower’s grandchildren show the sheep as well as a few other youngsters he has taken under his wing.
“Some of them ain’t got enough money to do that kind of stuff to buy lambs,” he said.
He said the dogs’ owners live about a block away from them.
“The kids show these sheep, and then you got pit bulls running down here and tearing them up,” Loftis said.
The owner of the dogs says there is no proof that his dogs did anything and claims they are even playful with children.  However, if those dogs ever get to Kophenower’s grandchildren…
“I’d be one hot rascal,” Loftis said. “If they ever went after one of them, I don’t care what the law is, I’m going after them.”
The owner of the dogs says he is going to sell them or put them down.
The Kingfisher Police Department confirmed the owner was written two tickets.  The case is still under investigation.

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APPLE VALLEY CA - A WOMAN WAS WALKING WITH HER BOYFRIEND AND HER 2 DOGS WHEN THEY WERE ATTACKED BY 2 LOOSE PIT BULLS - SHE PULLED OUT A FILET KNIFE AND SAVED HER DOG!!!


Debbie Duran was walking with her boyfriend, Marvin Funkhouser , and her 2 dogs on leashes  in the 10700 block of Lancelet Road at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday when with no warning  2 PIT BULLS  ran out from the side of a house and lunged at Funkhouser, then turned to attack Duran’s 6-month-old husky/Queensland heeler-mix puppy.
“I just went into momma protecting mode, took my knife out of my doggie pack and started stabbing and stabbing,” Duran said.
A spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Apple Valley Station said she was aware of the report but the town’s Animal Services Department was handling the case.
Duran said a woman came out of the house and the  the lady screamed, ‘You just killed my dogs. You killed my dogs,’ ” Duran said. “The people were really upset that I killed their pit bulls.”
One pit bull attacked the puppy at the tail, Duran said, while the other attacked its head.
“I could not see that happen,” Duran said. “I am just 115 pounds, 5 feet 3 inches tall, but I was not going to let my baby die.”
According to Duran, when four San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Apple Valley Station patrol cars and Animal Services workers arrived on scene, they found a brown pit bull dead in the road.
A black-and-white pit bull ran down the street and was found by animal services officers. That dog, Duran said, died as the workers picked it up.
“There are no pending or outstanding citations” following the dogs’ death, town spokeswoman Kathie Martin said. She said deputies returned Duran’s purse and knife after their investigation.
“My  husky mix, Jody, has puncture wounds all over her,” Duran said. The dog was taken for treatment of minor injuries, Martin said.
Dog owners should make sure their pets are kept in secured areas in their yards, and people walking dogs should be alert to their surroundings, Martin said. There may be not only loose dogs but other animals roaming High Desert neighborhoods, she said.
“When that happens (a dog attack), you don’t even think. You just react,” Duran said. “People get killed all the time. But this time the pit bulls got killed. I just want people to know that you can fight back.”

ECORSE MI - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL ATTACKED A 7-YEAR-OLD BOY PLAYING OUTSIDE WITH OTHER CHILDREN SEVERELY INJURING HIS HEAD AND EYE

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Police have issued a vicious animal ticket to the dog’s owner Tuesday and animal control later took the dog. The dog will be quarantined for 10 days to determine if he is aggressive or not. The dog owner faces at least a $500 fine.
Donald’s mother feels more action should be taken. She wishes the dog would be put down especially since Ecorse has an ordinance in effect since 2006 that bans pit bulls in the city. However, the owner of the dog disagrees  says she didn’t know about the ban and frequently sees other people with pit bulls, including another neighbor.

KIRKHAM ENGLAND - A LOOSE BULLMASTIFF ATTACKED A YORKIE ALMOST KILLING IT - ITS LEG WAS AMPUTATED

Yorkshire Terrier Teddy had his leg ripped off in a savage attack by a bullmastiff, pictured with owners Lorraine White, Hannah Grundy and her daughters Paris Evans and Nyiahh Agordo.

Nyiahh Evans, 3, was with her older sister, Paris Agordo, 9, and their mum, Hannah Grundy, shopping in Kirkham, when A BULLMASTIFF  brutally attacked their Yorkshire Terrier "Teddy" nearly taking his life..

Miss Grundy, 25, of  Wesham, had gone into a shop on Poulton Street, leaving the girls to look after Teddy.  When she heard them scream she ran out to see 10-year-old Teddy clutched in the jaws of the bullmastiff. Her mother, Lorraine White, who shares ownership of Teddy, said: “It savaged our little dog to the point his little leg was ripped off.

“My daughter and two other men who intervened had to fight to get it off him, but it went for the kill. It was shaking Teddy while he was in his mouth – it was like he was a bone to him and he was going to die if the dog didn’t let go. In the end, the two men were wrestling with the dog and it finally let go. It was horrific.”

Teddy was taken to the PDSA in Blackpool, where vets had to amputate what was left of his leg and treat severe wounds to his back.

Mrs White said: “He is very, very poorly. We’ve been sat up nursing him. We’ve been turning him every two hours as he can’t move very well on his own and we’ve been bottle feeding him. The whole thing came from nowhere and we were really worried we were going to lose him.”

Police in Blackpool confirmed they had been made aware of the attack on May 14.
A spokesman said it was believed the dog had escaped from its owner’s garden, but added police didn’t get involved in dog-on-dog attacks. The dog warden at Fylde Council has been made aware of the incident and is investigating.