Sunday, August 31, 2014

GRANITE CITY, MADISON COUNTY IL - THE MOTHER OF A MINOR CHILD HAS FILED A SUIT AGAINST THE OWNER OF A PIT BULL AFTER IT ATTACKED HER 8-YEAR-OLD SON

The mother of a minor boy has filed suit against the owner of a pit bull she claims viciously attacked her eight-year-old son.  Brandon Newcombe, a minor, by his mother and next friend Kristy Ashcraft, filed suit Aug. 22 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Anna Thomason.
According to the complaint, Newcombe was on the defendant’s property at 2665 E. 23rd St. in Granite City on April 10 when her pit bull attacked Newcombe without provocation, according to the complaint.
Due to the incident, Newcombe suffered severe and permanent injuries to his arm, shoulder and stomach and experienced great pain and suffering, the suit states. He also endured permanent scarring and disfigurement, the complaint says.
His mother, Kristy Ashcraft, claims she incurred medical costs due to the attack.
In the complaint, the plaintiffs blame Thomason for Newcombe’s injuries, saying she negligently failed to keep the pit bull in the house while he was playing in her yard, failed to secure the pit bull, failed to supervise the dog and allowed the dog to bite Newcombe.
The plaintiffs seek a judgment of more than $200,000, plus costs. They are being represented by attorney Matthew R. Chapman of Becker, Schroader and Chapman in Granite City.

INVERNESS SCOTLAND - A STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER/AMERICAN BULLDOG MIX ATTACKED ITS OWNER

A 51-year-old man has been taken to Raigmore Hospital with arm injuries after being attacked by his own pet dog

A man, 51,  was taken to hospital in Inverness this afternoon after being attacked by his own dog.
He sustained injuries to both arms during the attack and was taken by ambulance to Raigmore Hospital.

The incident, which happened at about 12pm, took place on the pavement on Sir Walter Scott Drive across the road from the Asda store.

The dog, which is thought to be a Staffordshire bull terrier/American bulldog cross, was put down following the attack.

The busy road was closed for about 30 minutes and the dog was controlled by police dog handlers until the vets arrived.

LONGMONT CO - A PIT BULL OWNER GETS ATTACKED BY HIS SISTER'S PIT BULL THAT LATCHES ONTO HIS FACE - HOW I WISH I HAD A VIDEO OF THIS ONE IN REAL TIME!!!!!



A man released from the hospital after being attacked by a dog in Longmont is hoping the animal gets euthanized. The attack took place on Thursday in the 1000 block of Grant Street. Juan Figueroa said he was at his home on Thursday when he went to take his sister’s PIT BULL from outside and into his kennel.
The dog, a 5-year-old blue nosed pit bull named Dallas, jumped on him.
“I pushed him off, he then just growled at me,” Figueroa said.
Then it attacked, grabbing hold of Figueroa’s jaw with his teeth. The two wrestled to the floor with Figueroa trying to minimize the dog’s movements.
"HE JUST DIDN'T WANT TO LET GO AND I KNEW IF I LET GO OF HIM HE WAS GOING TO TEAR THE BOTTOM OF MY LIP OFF."
Knowing the dog wouldn’t let go, Figueroa cut off the dog’s air supply. A few minutes later the dog released him.
Figueroa now has dozens of stitches on his face and jaw.

PIT NUTTER SPEAK:

*He said his sisters had the animal since it was a puppy and had never shown any signs of aggression to him before.
*“I love the dog. I loved the dog,” he said. “The dog was a good dog.”
*Figueroa is quick to say it’s not a breed problem, as he has been a pit bull owner his entire life.
*“They are really beautiful dogs and can be very loyal,” he said.
*Figueroa said that perhaps because the dog was not neutered he had a moment of aggression.

It’s a moment he hopes never happens again.  “I hope the dog gets put down,” he said.The dog will be in quarantine for 10 days because it has one other case on its record of aggresive behavior. Once the quarantine is over, the family will decide if it will be euthanized.

BUNNELL, FLAGLER COUNTY FL - AFTER 2 YEARS STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FINALLY DROPS CHARGES AGAINST RICHARD MARIER WHO STABBED A PIT BULL THAT HAD ATTACKED HIS PET DOG


       "GOOD DEFENSE FOR KILLING DOG"  LAW

Richard Marier’s attorney said his client had a good defense in his favor.
That’s the name of an actual law in Florida — the “good defense for killing dog” law — which gives a pet or livestock owner the legal right to use force against an aggressive dog.
Marier, a former member of the Flagler County School Board, has maintained since his arrest almost two years ago that he stabbed his Palm Coast neighbor’s pit bull because he was protecting his own dog.
The State Attorney’s Office announced Thursday it came to the same conclusion after the latest review of the evidence and the application of the aforementioned law, said spokesman Spencer S. Hathaway.
“The good defense for killing dog (law) does provide for statutory protection against criminal prosecution for any person killing a dog ‘that had been or was killing any animal included in the definitions of domestic animal’ ... and a dog is considered a domestic animal,” said Hathaway. “This was one of the factors that led to the decision not to proceed on this case.”
The incident took place July 10, 2012, along Ballenger Lane in Palm Coast, according to reports. Formal charges were filed against Marier four months later.
Marier’s attorney, Kipling Miller, said the good defense law is about 100 years old and was passed to provide legal protections to farmers, but it was perfectly applicable to his client’s case.
Additionally, Marier’s own dog, a spitz breed, had suffered injuries while the neighbor’s dog was attacking it. A veterinary report showed the dog had puncture wounds consistent with dog bites, said Miller.
“That was probably the most powerful thing going for us,” the defense attorney said.
Hathaway conceded the dog’s confirmed injuries were a major component to his office’s decision not to prosecute.
“Marier was defending his dog from attack from another dog,” said Hathaway, who added that the 
 PIT BULL Marier stabbed had a “history of attacking other dogs.”
The pit bull’s owner, Carlos Matos, couldn’t be contacted Thursday. He said during an interview with The News-Journal last year that his dog, Lala, never lunged toward or bit Marier’s dog.
He also said he heard Marier utter the words, “I’ll kill that (expletive) dog” while he was stabbing the animal.
Marier used a spring-loaded knife and stabbed Lala five times, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with animal cruelty and possession of a concealed weapon.
Originally, Marier’s charges were felonies, but the State Attorney’s Office decided in February to reduce them to misdemeanors and move the case to a lower court.
THE CHARGES HUNG OVER MARIER'S HEAD FOR A TOTAL OF 21 MONTHS.
Deputies said they never saw blood on Marier’s dog, but Marier told The News-Journal shortly after he was charged that he had proof his dog was bitten “multiple times.”
Court filings show prosecutors halted the case Wednesday, one day before a scheduled court date to set the case for trial.
Marier served on the Flagler School Board from 1994 to 1998.

LUMBERTON, ROBESON COUNTY NC - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A VETERINARIAN WHEN HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO VACCINATE IT



A pit bull that attacked a local veterinarian during a rabies clinic Thursday has been euthanized so that it can be determined if the animal suffered with rabies.According to Bill Smith, the director of the Robeson County Health Department, the head of the dog that bit Dr. David E. Brooks on the face was sent to a lab in Raleigh. The animal’s brain must be tested to see if it was rabid.

Brooks, who owns of the Pembroke Veterinary Hospital, was administering a rabies vaccine to the dog at White House Fire Department when the dog lunged at him. Brooks was airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center and underwent surgery.

“Dr. Brooks is doing great. He came out of surgery this morning and is on his way home now as I post this,” a message on the Pembroke Veterinary Hospital’s Facebook page said at about noon on Friday.

According to Randall Graham, a spokesman for the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, the black and white PIT BULL  was ONE OF NINE dogs found at a home on Marietta Road on Thursday.

Graham said Catherine Floyd, an animal cruelty investigator, went to the home after being alerted that animals there had not been vaccinated against rabies. Graham said the dogs were in good condition and that their owner, Tony Law, took the dogs to the clinic to be vaccinated.

"DR. BROOKS WENT TO THE VEHICLE TO VACCINATE THE DOGS DUE TO THE OWNER STATING THAT THE DOGS DID NOT GET ALONG WITH OTHER ANIMALS," GRAHAM SAID." 

Brooks was participating in a outreach program by the Robeson County Veterinary Medical Association during which the six veterinary hospitals in the county send staff to the county’s 32 fire department to provide the shots at the discounted price of $5. The outreach program ended on Friday.

Beginning Tuesday, the association will begin its biannual SNIP program during which cats and dogs are spayed and neutered for a discounted price. That program is expected to go on as scheduled.

Brooks is an aggressive advocate for animals, often providing The Robesonian with information on such initiatives. He appeared before the county Board of Commissioners earlier this month to inform commissioners of the rabies and SNIP programs, and the commissioners agreed to contribute $3 toward the cost of each rabies vaccination.

ORANGE COUNTY FL - A FAMILY PIT BULL STARTED "GOING CRAZY" AND ATTACKED ITS OWNER

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A 54-year-old man had to be taken to the hospital for after a pit bull bit him, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
A deputy also fired at the dog, but missed, according to Spokeswoman Lourdes Clayton.
Animal services was called to assist.
The dog was in the house in the 500 block of Gerard Avenue when it started going crazy and bit the man, prompting the people in the house to call deputies, a spokeswoman said.
No one else was injured.

Friday, August 29, 2014

MILFORD CT - A LOOSE PIT BULL ATTACKED A WOMAN AND HER DOG WHILE THEY WERE WALKING IN EISENHOWER PARK

A woman told police she was recently bitten by a PIT BULL while walking her dog through a Milford park.
The woman said she was walking her dog through Eisenhower Park when two pit bulls attacked  it.
When she tried to protect her dog, she said the pit bulls turned on her and bit her face.
Police are looking into the incident and whether or not the pit bulls were properly leashed or if they broke free from their owner when they saw the woman's dog.
Dolores Peters said she spends a lot of time at the same park with her dog.
"I just feel so badly for this lady, this should never have happened," she said.
Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident should contact Milford police at (203)878-6551

BERWYN IL - 2 PIT BULLS ESCAPED THEIR FENCE AND ATTACKED A WOMAN WALKING HER DOG - SHE WAS INJURED AND HER PET WAS KILLED - POLICE SHOT THEM

Police shot and killed two "extremely aggressive" pit bulls Thursday morning after one of the dogs attacked a woman and killed her dog, then went after responding officers.
At about 7:40 a.m. Thursday, Berwyn police responded to several 911 calls about a pit bull attack in the area of 27th Street and Ridgeland Avenue. Witnesses said a pit bull came out from under the fence of a home and attacked a woman walking her small dog, a release from police said.
Police saw two extremely aggressive pit bulls in the rear of the home at 2640 Ridgeland and one of them jumped over a five-foot high fence in the front and started toward officers, and a group of children and their parents walking to school in the area.
Because of the "immediate threat to everyone in the area," officers shot and killed the "extremely dangerous" pit bull, police said in the release. At the same time, the second pit bull -- also called "dangerously aggressive" -- jumped the fence in the rear of the home and was fatally shot by officers.
The small dog, of an unknown breed, died from injuries inflicted by the pit bull, and the woman, who was attacked while trying to protect her dog, was taken to a hospital with injuries that included dog bites, according to police.
One officer suffered minor, superficial wounds to his left and right calf areas while trying to stop the first pit bull. The officer was treated at a hospital and released.
Police continue to investigate and said the charges could be filed against the owners of the pit bulls.

STEELTON PA - A PIT BULL ESCAPED ITS FENCE AND ATTACKED AN 8-YEAR-OLD BOY - SEVERE INJURIES TO HIS FACE AND LEG

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A Steelton couple is facing several dog law violations, after police said their pet PIT BULL  escaped their backyard and attacked an 8-year-old earlier this week. The boy was one of several children playing and riding scooters around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of South River Alley, where the dog apparently crawled under its fenced-in yard and attacked, according to a Steelton Borough police news release. 

The dog bit the child several times in his face and lower leg, severely injuring him, police said.
Fortunately, a nearby neighbor witnessed the attack and rushed to the child's defense, punching the dog and pulling it away from the young boy, according to police.  The boy was immediately rushed to Harrisburg Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Police did not indicate the boy's status in Thursday's release. 

Officers identified the dog's owners as Dawn Wright and Steven Vujasinovich, both 41. Wright and Vujasinovich will be issued several dog law citations, including dangerous dogs, failure to license or vaccinate a dog and failure to properly confine the animal.
Tuesday's incident was the second call involving pit bulls in the borough within two weeks, but the incidents involved different dogs, police said.

PRYING THE PIT OFF A DACHSHUND


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5 GROWN MEN NOW AND THEN KICKING AND PUNCHING, WATER POURED ON IT, SNOW AND ICE FLUNG AT IT, ITS BACK LEGS HELD UP.....THERE'S A LEASH LAYING THERE THAT COULD HAVE STRANGLED IT ??????  I THINK THIS LITTLE DOG PROBABLY DIED!!!

GREER SC - A "CRAIGSLIST" PIT BULL ATTACKED A 6-YEAR-OLD BOY AS HE WAS WALKING FROM THE SCHOOL BUS TO HIS HOME - SEVERELY BITTEN AND ARM BROKEN IN 3 PLACES

A child is recuperating following surgery after he was bitten by a neighbor’s dog, according to Greer police.
The police report said the 6-year-old boy got off a school bus and was walking between two neighbors’ homes when the dog bit him. 
The boy’s mother took him to Greer Memorial Hospital emergency room.  He was then transferred to Greenville Memorial Hospital for emergency surgery.  Hospital staff said the boy was severely bitten and had punctures wounds to his arm and leg, and the bites had fractured his arm in three places
The officer contacted the owner of the dog on Harvey Road.  She said she had no paperwork for shots or registration of the  PIT BULL  because she had bought him from a Craigslist advertiser in May and had not yet taken it to a vet.
At the officer’s request, the owner took the dog to Greer City Kennel to be quarantined.


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Thursday, August 28, 2014

CLAY COUNTY FL - DECEMBER 18, 2011 - KARIN CARTER, 61, WAS ATTACKED BY HER SON'S PIT BULLS LEAVING HER NEAR DEATH - THE RETIRED TEACHER HAS COMPLETED HER FIRST BOOK ABOUT HER HORRIFIC EXPERIENCE "THE WAR THAT RAGED WITHIN" - THIS SHOULD BE REQUIRED READING FOR ALL ANIMAL CONTROL DIRECTORS

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Karin Carter, a retired teacher, has completed her first book "The War That Raged Within": the true story of a woman's horrific experience, the scars which it left behind, and her ultimate victory over fear.
December 18th, 2011Karin Carter was walking to her son's house, unaware that she was about to face the most gruesome event in her life on that sunny winter day.
Max, Leah, Ruby, Helen, her son's pit bulls that had always been friendly to her, ran out to greet her. She started rubbing their chests and scratching their ears when suddenly they turned from man's best friend into Karin's worst nightmare.
"Oh my god, they've killed Karin!" thought her brother-in-law, Daniel, who was the first one to get to her. The scene was so bloody that they thought the dogs had just torn an animal apart.
Karin had been mauled to within an inch of her life. Her right leg was mangled beyond recognition, exposing bone and torn flesh. Her blood had mixed with the mud on the ground in one of the most vicious dog attacks in recent history.
Published by New York City-based Page PublishingKarin Carter's poignant tale is a soul searing recounting of a life-changing event and one woman's triumphant recovery.
Readers who wish to experience this compelling work can purchase "The War That Raged Within" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.
For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.
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MY ORIGINAL POST TYPED UP AND PUBLISHED ON THE DAY MY HUSBAND AND I RECEIVED THE PHONE CALL FROM OUR LAWYER THAT THE CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE OF OUR COUNTY HAD RULED IN OUR FAVOR AND THE PIT BULLS NEXT DOOR MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE NEIGHBOR'S PROPERTY - DECEMBER 22, 2011 - 
A Clay County woman is fighting for her life after a vicious pit bull attack.
Investigators said the six dogs that mauled 61-year-old Karin Carter were owned by her son, Derek Carter. Karin Carter was attacked Sunday afternoon in the 6000 block of Old Carter Road in Maxville.
Deputies said Carter was attacked while riding on a golf cart between her property and her son's.
"We were concerned at the time that she was going to die," said Lt. Russ Burke, of the Clay County Sheriff's Office. "She has severe injuries to one of her legs and she might still lose that leg."
Deputies said neighbors ran over to help, and one person shot one of the dogs to get it off of Carter.
"Heard her crying for help and saved her life when they pulled the dogs off of her," Burke said.
All six of the pit bills were taken to Clay County Animal Care and Control. Their future is uncertain, except that they will remain there until the investigation is complete.
Burke said the family was in the middle of building a new pen to keep the dogs in but hadn't yet finished it when Carter was attacked.
"Must be 6-7 feet high, but the dogs were getting out and roaming freely at the time," Burke said.

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FLORENCE KY - A COUPLE WAS ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL MIX INSIDE THEIR APARTMENT - THEY WERE PIT SITTING



UPDATE:  A dog sitter and his wife were attacked and seriously injured by a pit bull/Labrador mix dog at a Florence apartment early Thursday.
"He's got some pretty serious injuries to his arm," said Florence Police Capt. Tom Grau of the male dog sitter.
The couple was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence shortly after the 5:40 a.m. incident in the 900 block of Trellises Drive.
Their names and ages were not released.
The dog sitter told police he was attempting to take the dog out for a morning walk when he inadvertently startled it by reaching for the leash.
The dog latched onto the man's arm, biting it and his hands several times.
The man got away, but not before the dog bit his wife in the arm when she woke and came to his aid.
He fled to the kitchen and called 911 while she locked herself in the bathroom.
When police arrived, they heard the couple yelling for help from inside the apartment.
At that point, the dog was partially contained by a baby gate in one of the apartment's hallways.
Authorities entered and used food to lure the dog into a bathroom.
They locked the animal inside while they tended to the couple's wounds.
Boone County animal control officials removed it from the apartment.
They have custody of the dog and are trying to track down the owner, who lives in Newport but is out of town on vacation, police said.
Florence does not have a ban on pit bulls, but the city does have a vicious dog ordinance that requires owners to contain or leash them at all times and keep $25,000 insurance policies, Grau said.
An investigation is underway. It's too soon to say if the dog's owner will face charges, Grau said.
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Man’s best friend may have turned against its owner in a Florence home Thursday morning.
A husband and wife were reportedly attacked by their pet pit bull around 5:30 a.m. Emergency personnel were called to an apartment on the 900 block of Trellises Drive.
Various media reports state that one person was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence with non-life threatening injuries in the form of dog bites. The other person was treated at the scene for bites.
The status of the dog has not been released.

PINKHAM NOTCH NH - A PIT BULL ON A HIKE WITH ITS OWNER ATTACKED AND KILLED ANOTHER DOG



Police are searching for a  PIT BULL and its owner after the dog allegedly attacked and killed another dog during a hike in northern New Hampshire last week.  The attack happened Thursday near Tuckerman Ravine, police said. The injured dog died from its injuries three days later. 

New Hampshire State Police released a photo of a man and put bull wanted in connection in the attack.  Anyone with information is urged to call police at 603-223-8873.

 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

PIT BULL KILLS FARM ANIMALS - A FARM OWNER DESCRIBES THE EMOTIONS OF FINDING A PIT MAULING ALL HER ANIMALS




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ST. ALBANS, VICTORIA AU - AYEN CHOL, 4, WAS MAULED TO DEATH BY A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL MIX THAT CHARGED INSIDE HER HOME AS SHE CLUNG TO HER MOTHER'S LEG IN AUGUST 2011 - HER MOTHER HAS FILED A LEGAL SUIT AGAINST THE OWNERS OF THE DOG

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Ayen Chol, 4, was killed when her neighbour’s dog ­escaped from its St Albans home and attacked her as she clung to her mother’s leg.
The tragic death sparked the introduction of tougher penalties for attacks by dangerous dogs.
Jacklin Ancaito has now launched a County Court legal suit against the dog’s owners, Nick Josevski and his father Lazor.
Ms Ancaito is claiming damages for permanent injuries including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and ongoing suffering.
She says the Josevskis negligently allowed their dog to roam at large after it escaped from their premises before the August 2011 attack.
She also alleges they failed to exercise control of the dog and failed to ensure it was muzzled.
Jacklin Ancaito (right) is comforted by her cousin Aweng Mathok the day after Ayen was ki
Lazor Josevski was fined a total of $11,000 for the fatal ­attack after pleading guilty to a string of charges in 2012.
The fines included $4000 for Ayen’s death, $6000 for the dog’s attack on two other members of the Chol family and $1000 for having an unregistered dog.
In a victim impact statement read to Sunshine Magistrates’ Court, Ms Ancaito told of her torment.
“Witnessing my daughter being killed by this dog is the worst thing that has ever ­happened to me,’’ Ms Ancaito said.
“It was terrifying and I see images in my head all the time. I was holding her, trying to keep her alive.’’
Ms Ancaito said her life had changed forever and she had nightmares, and her son, Marko, who had also witnessed the attack, was also deeply affected.
“Ayen was a very happy, beautiful girl,’’ she said.
“I felt very blessed. She was very intelligent.
“She loved painting, dancing, singing. She loved everybody. She was a very polite, confident, beautiful girl.’’
Under changes to the Domestic Animals Act introduced after the incident, owners of dangerous dogs that cause death now face 10 years’ jail.

AUCKLAND NZ - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A PLUMBER - HIS MILITARY TRAINING ENABLED HIM TO FIGHT THE DOG OFF !

An Auckland plumber had to fight for his life yesterday when a client's PIT BULL attacked him.
Jeff Donighi approached the open front door of a Papatoetoe property, calling out to the occupant he'd finished a job under the house, when the woman's pit bull leapt out at him.
Recovering in Middlemore Hospital with severe lacerations to his hands and arms, he says his military training enabled him to fight off the dog.
But he says a child would've had no chance.

PRAIRIE CITY IA - JENA WRIGHT'S TRIAL DATE IS SET - HER AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER MAULED 4-YEAR-OLD JORDYN ARNDT TO DEATH IN APRIL 2013

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The trial is set for the Prairie City woman whose dog killed a little girl. Jena Wright is charged with child endangerment, neglect, and assault on a peace officer.

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Police say Wright’s American Staffordshire terrier mauled four-year-old Jordyn Arndt in April of 2013. Jordyn died from her injuries.
Wright’s trial is scheduled for December 8th.

HOBSONS BAY, VICTORIA AU - PIT BULLS RIP THROUGH A FAMILY'S BACKYARD FENCE TO MAUL 3 JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS - 2 OF THE BELOVED PETS WERE KILLED


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Adrian Hutchinson’s third Jack Russell barely survived the ferocious attack last week, which is being investigated by Hobsons Bay City Council rangers.
Police were also called to Mr Hutchinson’s house when the owners of the pit bulls clashed with Mr Hutchinson and a ranger, allegedly trying to delete evidence captured on the ranger’s phone.
Mr Hutchinson said the pit bulls, which lived next door to his Altona Meadows home, were “ticking time bombs”.
“These dogs, we don’t need them in society. All they want to do is kill,” the 40-year-old plumber said.
“Obviously I’m upset, but just think, imagine if it was someone’s kids rather than my dogs.”
Jack Russell pup Skimpy and his grandmother, Manny, were both dead when Mr Hutchinson got home from work last Thursday.
Stevie, Skimpy’s mother, barely survived and spent three nights in a vet emergency hospital, costing Mr Hutchinson more than $2000 in vet bills.
He said the pit bulls had torn off three palings of his backyard fence to get in.
The pit bulls have not been seized by the council.

BELPRE OH - A VERY LARGE FRENCH MASTIFF ESCAPED ITS KENNEL AT THE HUMANE SOCIETY BY CHEWING THROUGH THE METAL FENCING

A French Mastiff seized from a Belpre home last week was shot and killed Monday after escaping from the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley.
The dog has a history of violence and aggression. He was responsible for the previous mauling death of another dog, said shelter manager Steve Herron.
"He was the dog that was taken as a confiscation from a warrant served last Thursday," said Herron.
The dog was one of 12 animals seized from the home of Carla Lutz, 62, and Jennifer Lutz, 40, of 759 Sycamore St., Belpre. The home was covered in feces and urine, both animal and human, according to officials.
The dog had previously been ordered euthanized after an attack that killed another dog. However, the dog and two other mastiffs involved in the attack were reported lost and the case was eventually dropped.
The dog was not euthanized when brought to the shelter Thursday because proper legal channels have to be followed, said Herron.
The dog, which weighed between 150 and 170 pounds, escaped Monday morning from the shelter by chewing a hole through the metal fencing of his kennel, said Herron.
"Basically, he was outside in a kennel during the daily cleaning, and he literally chewed a three-foot hole in the back of his kennel. It's basically a metal cross-hatched fence," he said.
Area law enforcement were called to look for the dog, which was deemed dangerous and unapproachable.
When found Monday afternoon on property owned by the Washington County Home, the dog was aggressive, growling and barking at approaching officers, said Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks.
The dog was shot and killed by Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Timothy Call, Mincks said.

PRYING THE PIT OFF LITTLE DOG ON THE STREET



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PORTARLINGTON IRELAND - AUTHORITIES AND CITIZENS BELIEVE PIT BULLS ARE BEING USED BY THUGS TO KILL OFF HOUSEHOLD PETS TO MAKE ROBBERIES EASIER

The staffordshire bull terrier owned by Jason Sneyd left dead after an attack by the two pit bulls pictured.

Two pit bulls were found in a garden in Portarlington last week, after viciously killing three other dogs.

The attacks happened in three separate houses on the Station Road during in the early hours of Monday morning, August 18.  While local people were horrified by the incident they also fear the incident could be an organised effort to make their houses a target for theft.

One house owner, Jason Sneyd, awoke that morning to find his dogs “torn apart”. Mr Sneyd owned two dogs, a springer spaniel and staffordshire bull terrier which were in separate gardens.

“They were both torn apart, and the two pit bulls were still in the neighbour’s garden, lying next to the terrier. They couldn’t move because their legs were wounded so badly from fighting,” he told the Leinster Express.

Mr Sneyd kept the terrier in his neighbour’s garden in an attempt to prevent burglaries after he was robbed.

 " I put the terrier in their garden to try stop that,” he said.

The small pet dog of an elderly woman was also killed. The “companion pet” was locked in the shed but the pit bulls got in and killed it.

Cllr Aidan Mullins told the Leinster Express that the attacks were deliberate.

“Somebody let two pit bulls into these gardens in the middle of the night, and they’re not doing it for fun. The town is wide open after dark, and these lads are in and out robbing without any fear,” he said.
Gardaí from Portarlington and the dog warden came on Monday to seize the dogs.

Mr Sneyd said that it was too much of a coincidence with the amount of robberies taking place in the area.

“The gardaí said it was probably someone out walking the dogs, and they got off the leash, but it’s too much of a coincidence. There were two other houses robbed the night before and the night after this happened. The neighbours found pieces of torn clothing and footmarks on the wall which looked like somebody was trying to escape,” he said.  Cllr Mullins said that an increased garda pressence was essential.

“Crime is on the increase in Port, and a lot of it is down to the growing drugs problem.  There is a shortage of gardaí and garda resources in the town,” he said.

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FLORENCE SC - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A CHILD - OWNER ALEXIS JAMES, 30, IS ARRESTED

A putbull, belonging to Alexis James, 30, of Florence attacked a child, nicked the boy's legs and ripped his clothes off, according to Major Raines. (Source: Florence County Detention Center)


A woman has been arrested after her  PIT BULL  attacked a child and for abusing nine of her puppies, according to Major Carlos Raines with the Florence City Police Department.   A pit bull, belonging to Alexis James, 30, of Florence attacked a child, nicked the boy's legs and ripped his clothes off, according to Major Raines.  Officials also discovered that James had nine puppies that were without food and water.
James turned herself in to officials Wednesday morning.  She is charged with ill treatment of animals and owning a dangerous animal which attacks and injures a human.

OKEECHOBEE FL - A COUPLE ARRIVED HOME TO FIND 4 LARGE DOGS ATTACKING ANOTHER DOG IN THEIR YARD - 2 DOGS BEGAN CHARGING AT THEM AND ANOTHER NEIGHBOR CAME TO THEIR AID AND SHOT THEM !

A man’s quick thinking and shooting ability saved his neighbor from a possible attack by two aggressive pit bulls.

Deputy Mark Margerum, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), stated in his report that Roy Lee Sperry heard some dogs fighting shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24. When he stepped out of his N.W. 30th Street home, he saw five dogs fighting in his neighbor’s yard.
According to the report Mr. Sperry saw 3 PIT BULL DOGS AND ANOTHER DOG OF AN UNKNOWN BREED ATACKING ANOTHER PIT BULL. The four animals had the fifth dog on the ground and were mauling it.

About that time Mr. Sperry’s neighbors, Pete and Susanne Clemons, arrived home. By this time Mr. Sperry was armed with a .22 caliber rifle. As Mr. Clemons stood by his vehicle two of the more aggressive pit bulls turned their attention toward him. As a grey pit bull started to lunge at Mr. Clemons, Mr. Sperry took aim and killed the animal with one shot.

By this time the second pit bull charged Mr. Clemons. Again, Mr. Sperry took careful aim and shot the dog. Although he did not kill the animal, it ran away. The other dogs ran away, too.
Mr. Sperry reportedly told the deputy he shot the dogs because he feared what they would have done to his neighbors, and also because his young child was outside at the time.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Clemons reportedly told Deputy Margerum they have had problems with the dogs, which apparently belong to Reynaldo and Rosetta Martinez who live in the area.
Mr. Sperry apparently told the deputy this was not the first time the dogs have been aggressive and have been on the loose.

When the deputy told the couple what happened, they understood why Mr. Sperry was forced to shoot the dogs. The dogs, they told the deputy, were all in a pen together when they somehow managed to escape their confines.

Mr. Martinez buried the dead dog, while the rest of the animals were turned over to Okeechobee County Animal Control. Deputy Margerum said the wounded dog was also turned over to animal control, even though it wasn’t expected to survive.

“It was explained to everyone involved that Roy was within his legal right to shoot the dogs to stop any threat to people,” stated the deputy.


RACINE WI - 6 PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN 3 SEPARATE PIT BULL AND PIT BULL MIX INCIDENTS OVER THE WEEKEND

Six people were injured in separate dog-bite incidents over the weekend that led to one arrest and multiple citations.
The incidents included a PIT BULL that attacked two 7-year-old boys and a 44-year-old man who tried to stop the dog in the 1500 block of Carlisle Avenue about 12:40 p.m. Saturday, according to a Racine Police Department news release Tuesday.
The dog’s owner took the dog away from the scene in a van, police said. The Kenosha Police Department later reported finding the dog tied to a pole in the city of Kenosha.
The owner, 37-year-old Alfred Anderson, was charged Monday with obstructing an officer. He was also arrested for a probation violation and received citations for animal at large, no dog license and vaccination required, according to police.
Police said all three victims were taken to Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints hospital, 3801 Spring St., with the boys later transported to Children’s Hospital in Wauwatosa.
About 4 p.m., officers responded to the All Saints emergency room after two girls were bitten by a PIT BULL TERRIER  in the 1600 block of Quincy Avenue, according to the news release.
Police later learned the dog was released from a kennel inside the home and entered the backyard, where several children were playing. The dog was apparently startled by the children and bit a 5-year-old girl and an 11-year-old girl, both of whom were treated at All Saints for their injuries, police said.
The owner of the dog, a 20-year-old Racine woman, was cited for no dog license, according to the news release.
Police responded back to the emergency room at 2:30 p.m. Sunday for another 5-year-old girl bitten by a dog. According to the news release, the girl was trying to pet a PIT BULL MIX  while visiting a neighbor’s home in the 1500 block of May Street when the dog bit the girl in the face.
The girl was treated at All Saints for her injuries, police said. Police cited the dog's owner, a 30-year-old Racine woman, for no dog license and vaccination required.