Tuesday, September 30, 2014

SHELBYVILLE IN - A PIT BULL THAT'S ALLOWED TO RUN LOOSE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD ATTACKED A BOY PLAYING FOOTBALL WITH OTHER KIDS - ANOTHER NEIGHBOR SHOT IT !!!


A pit bull is quarantined in its Shelby County home after it bit a young boy, and a neighbor took action by shooting the dog.
The incident happened Sunday afternoon on West Franklin Street in Shelbyville.
But the dog’s owner and the man who shot the pit bull following the attack are going back and forth over how all this went down.
“I think its just everybody frowns upon pit bulls,” said Trevor Brown, the dog’s owner.
“No child needs to be mauled or bitten by an aggressive animal,” said Doug Castle who lives across the street and shot the dog.
Castle says when he returned home Sunday afternoon neighborhood youth were playing football in the field behind his house, he says one of them said they were bit by the dog named Zeus.
“No dog should go approach a child and bite him in the back of the leg just because he’s trying to play football you know,” said Castle.
“My dog is the most lovable pit bull ever,” said Brown
Castle says the dog was being aggressive, and says he pulled out his hand gun and shot it in the leg.
“I shot it twice when it lunged at me. Basically there was no stopping it, it was coming at me, it was growling, teeth showing,” said Castle.
But Brown says Zeus has never shown its teeth, and says if he did bite the teenager, he must’ve been provoked.
“I understand he might have been playing at first cause Zeus is a very playful dog and they took it too far, kicked him hit or something and then he bit. That’s what i think,” said Brown.
Animal control has one previous complaint about Zeus roaming the neighborhood on record. But Castle says Zeus has been left to roam the neighborhood on many occasions.
No one was home at the Brown’s Sunday when this bite happened. Brown says he doesn’t know how he could’ve gotten out. But while we were there we saw only palettes covering a hole in the fence.
“Its irresponsibility to have your aggressive dog wandering around the neighborhood when you’re not home,” said Castle.
“We’ve always had animals and they’re good with us and we’re good with them. i don’t understand why they’re saying that,” said Brown.
A hearing is scheduled for October 6 to determine how the city will proceed. Zeus could could either remain with the family, or the city could take ownership of him. The city could also vote to put Zeus down but that’s unlikely because that prior incident wasn’t violent in nature.
Castle says he wants the dog gone, saying he doesn’t think people should live in fear. He’s also asking city government for additional ordinances to deal with dogs once they become aggressive.
We put a call out to the city today but haven’t heard back.


WELLBORN AL - A NEIGHBOR'S LOOSE PIT BULL ATTACKED A 66-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WHO WAS HELPING TO GET THE DOG BACK INTO ITS FENCED YARD

A Wellborn man may have saved the life of his neighbor, who was being attacked by another neighbor’s dog Saturday morning.  The dog was still with its owner Monday, police say, and no charges related to the attack had been filed by Monday afternoon.

The 66-year old victim was treated at Stringfellow Memorial Hospital in Anniston for bites to her head and left arm, wrote Anniston police Capt. Allen George, in an email to The Star. She was back at home Monday, neighbors said.

Attempts Monday to reach the victim and owner of the dog were not immediately successful. According to neighbors who spoke with The Star Monday, the dog is a PIT BULL.  The victim was trying to help her neighbor get the dog back into the owner’s fenced yard when it attacked her.

Ann Welch, who lives on Crow Street off of Alabama 202, a few doors down from where the attack took place, said the dog had roamed the neighborhood before.  Welch was working in her yard on Saturday morning when the dog approached her fence.

“When he came to my gate, I stomped my foot and hit my shovel on the ground,” she said.
The dog left, but moments later Welch said she heard the sound of a gunshot.

Royce Brown said he was outside when the dog attacked the victim’s arms and head, and he shot his pistol in the air, which caused the dog to stop biting the woman.

“It could have gone bad quick,” Brown said.

Brown said he worries that the dog is still dangerous and that it “needs to be gone.”

“I’ve got grandkids. That could have been my wife going up to the mailbox,” Brown said. “They need to do something with it. She could have been in the morgue.”

WALTERBORO SC - A 9-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS ATTACKED BY HIS AUNT'S PIT BULL

Deputies: 9-year-old boy attacked by aunt's pit bull

A 9-year-old boy was attacked by a PIT BULL Saturday morning, according to Colleton County Sheriff's deputies.
The boy was visiting his aunt in the Walterboro area at the time of the attack, according to the child's mother.

Amber Stubbs said the dog bit her son on the thigh. Stubbs, who is nine months pregnant, said she tried to pull her son over the fence but was unable to, then opened the gate and dragged her son out of the yard. She said the dog also went after her.
"What if this had been his neck? Thank God it was just his thigh," said Stubbs.
Stubbs says had she not been outside when the dog attacked her son, the outcome may have been worse.
"He could have been dead. Anything could have happened."
The dog's owner says the dog was in her yard inside a fence with a sign that reads, "No Trespassing." She said she is sorry the child was bitten, but said they should have called before sending children over to the home.
She also said the dog is up to date on its shots. 
Colleton County Animal Control says the dog is being quarantined at home for ten days as a precautionary measure.
No charges have been filed.

Stubbs says her son is on pain medication, but otherwise is doing okay.

NAWTON, HAMILTON, WAIKATO NZ - A 6-YEAR-OLD PIT BULL/MASTIFF CROSS TURNED ON ITS OWNER AND WOULDN'T LET GO - HERO - A PASSERBY SAVED HER LIFE BY BEATING THE DOG OFF!!!

Hamilton dog attack

A man who jumped a stranger’s fence to save her from an ‘‘horrific’’ dog attack saved her life and deserves a medal, a witness says.
Police also praised the man’s actions this afternoon, describing him as a hero.
Sheryl Featonby, 53, described the vicious mauling of her 31-year-old neighbour as ‘‘the most horrific thing’’ she’s ever seen.
Shortly before 3pm her two tiny dogs were ‘‘going off their faces’’ in the lounge of her mother’s home on Avalon Drive in the Hamilton suburb of Nawton.
She looked across the boundary and thought the neighbour was playing with her black   PIT BULL  on the front lawn.
Featonby, who was still shaken hours later, described how she saw a man bound over the fence, pick up a broom and start ‘‘smashing the dog’’.
‘‘His partner came and said ‘ring 111, hurry up’. Then she said ‘the dog’s killing her’. 
‘‘That guy needs a medal.  Her dog had her on the ground and wouldn’t let her up.’’
The impact from the broom stunned the dog long enough for the man to put the wounded woman into a car and get the dog into the house, Featonby said.
The woman had lived there for ‘‘years’’ and owned the dog.
The woman’s face, shoulder, forearm and torso were torn during the mauling, Featonby said.
‘‘I’ve never seen anything like it ...  I started shaking and had to come back here.  
She said the man was just walking past - ‘‘he doesn’t even live here.’’
Featonby hadn’t realised the attack was under way until the man intervened.
‘‘For sure she would have died,  that dog wasn’t stopping. No way.’’
The dog was a mastiff cross, aged five years and 11 months, City Council City Safe Manager Kelvin Powell said.
‘‘It is the only animal registered at the property. We understand the victim is the dog’s owner and she has had the animal since it was a pup,’’ Powell said.
Signs at the property warned outsider with slogans, such as: "caution, area patrolled by PIT BULL.
“A check of Animal Control records shows the animal was given a ‘menacing’ classification in 2010, following an incident involving another dog,’’ Powell said.
‘‘That ‘menacing’ classification requires the animal to be de-sexed, muzzled and on a leash in public.’’
He said there have been no further reports relating to the dog since 2010.
Senior Sergeant Damion Rangitutia, speaking at the scene opposite The Mill liquor store, said the woman suffered serious to moderate injuries while her rescuer was unscathed.

PENOBSCOT COUNTY ME - NEIGHBOR'S PACK OF PIT BULLS TERRORIZE CITIZENS BY ATTACKING PETS AND CHASING CHILDREN - THEY ATTACKED "ELVIS" THE BASSET HOUND AND HEROS SAVED HIM !!!




VIDEO

Corinna Caron says she wasn’t home Friday night when security cameras captured 5 PIT BULLS  mauling her basset hound, Elvis.
“When we got here, they had Elvis in the garage. His ears were bleeding, his neck was bleeding,” Caron said Monday.
Neighbors across the street and next door came running when they heard the commotion. One of the pit bulls was shot and killed.
“If they hadn’t been here, we wouldn’t have Elvis. There’s no doubt in my mind that Elvis wouldn’t have survived that attack,” she said.
It’s not Elvis’ first encounter with the dogs. We’re told they’ve gone after other animals and even chased children.

"WHEN YOU HAVE TO TEACH YOUR KIDS WHAT DO YOU DO, YOU ROLL INTO A BALL AND COVER YOUR NECK IF A DOG COMES AFTER YOU, THAT'S NO WAY TO LIVE." 

Nearly everyone along this street has been dealing with the problem for years. Neighbors wouldn’t speak on camera to TV5 because they say they fear retaliation.
The town manager says the problem has gone on too long.
“My main concern is that we are legally doing every thing that we can do as a town,” says Serena Bemis-Goodall.
She and the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office have contacted the District Attorney and the case is under investigation.
“I want to get this taken care of so the neighborhood can be peaceful again,” Bemis-Goodall said.
The owner of the home where the dogs are located would not comment. We’re told at least three of the pit bulls involved in the attack are in the hands of authorities.
“New animal control officer, new town manager, and video proof we are going to hopefully get this accomplished and settled,” says Caron.

Monday, September 29, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS MI - ARTIST JOAN KOWAL DOES "OUT OF THE BLUE" ARTPRIZE EXIBIT ENTRY MEMORIALIZING VICTIMS OF FATAL DOG ATTACKS - MOST KILLED BY PIT BULLS


Out of the Blue

A row of crosses stands at Calder Plaza, displaying flowers and posters of the faces of dog attack victims.  The victims are people ages 10-weeks-old to 93-years-old who were killed this year.
ArtPrize - Out of the Blue

Spectators gave mixed reviews: either agreeing with its message or saying  that it further stereotypes the breed.


The artist Joan Kowal called her art a pay-it-forward piece.  She is hoping to raise awareness for dog attack victims and educate pet owners on proper pet management.
ArtPrize - Out of the Blue

“These people need love,” said Kowal. “We cannot keep forgetting about these people.”
The victims in the memorial were attacked by Rottweilers, Bullmastiffs and mixed breeds, BUT MOSTLY BY PIT BULLS.  Kowal said she is only reporting what the family of the victims have reported.
“The way we have dealt with the increased attacks by bullied breeds is by this kind of strange dysfunctional family stuff that says hey, let’s just hide it, and persecute the people who bring this to light,” said Kowal.
Former pit bull owners like Ramona Farmer visited this exhibit with her family. Farmer said it brought tears to her eyes knowing that these people were killed and how loyal her pit-bulls were.
“When I would walk her anywhere she was always right next to me,” said Farmer. “So (pit bulls) are very loyal dogs, but like I said, I think that some of them are misunderstood.”
Yet the picture the art paints Farmer said is accurate. She said she has seen many types of personalities in the breed, and chooses to keep her young children away from them.
“Me being a person that likes pit bulls, I don’t see anything wrong with it because it’s true,” said Farmer.
At the end of the exhibit, Kowal placed fliers advocating for proper pet management. Research studies are quoted, including research from the Journal of Veterinary Medical Association that said there is “no evidence that one kind of dog is more likely to injure a human being than another kind of dog.”
Kowal said a pastor will be at the exhibit on Saturday at 6 p.m. to lead a prayer for victims of dog attacks.

Then on Sunday at 10 a.m. a group will lead a protest at the exhibit, see their Facebook page, ART PRIZE: Don’t bully my bully.
Photo: october is pit bull awareness month.

be aware of the idiots holding the leash too, especially when they wear an ACO uniform.

WHY does this woman have a job?

RESCUE ANGELS DISRESPECTING THE DEAD AND MAIMED WITH THEIR SERPENT EYED MAULERS !!!


PIT BULL OWNERS AND THEIR DOGS BLOCK THE MEMORIAL FOR VICTIMS OF DANGEROUS DOGS. FAMILY OF VICTIMS WERE AFRAID TO ATTEND FOR FEAR OF BEING ATTACKED AND REOCCURRING PTSD ISSUES.  SIX YEAR OLD PIT BULL ATTACK SURVIVOR KAYLIE BAKER FOSTER WAS FORCED TO CANCEL HER TRIP TO THIS EVENT  FOR OBVIOUS REASONS.  IT IS SO SAD BECAUSE THIS IS SUCH A HEALING EVENT FOR SURVIVORS AND FAMILY OF VICTIMS TO HONOR THOSE WHO DID NOT SURVIVE.  THE ATTACK ON PIT BULL SURVIVOR/ VICTIMS IS NEVER OVER.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

NORMAN OK - NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL BREAKS THROUGH WOOD FENCE TO ATTACK TWO SMALL PET DOGS





A pair of dog owners in Norman are in shock this weekend after an alleged attack by their neighbor's pit bull. Their dogs were hurt badly, and the dog they say is responsible for the fight, is still in its backyard.
Mary Quickle is still reeling over Friday morning's alleged attack on her dogs.
"It was the most horrific thing I've ever seen in my entire life," she said. "I will never get those visions and those sounds of those babies crying out of my mind."
Quickle said her neighbor's dog tore its way through her wood fence.
"It started ripping boards off pushed me out of the way," Quickle said.
And that is when it got hold of Maggie, a Jack Russell terrier. When it let go of her, Quickle said it went after another small dog, Lola.
"Lola was just covered in blood and I had her in my arms," Quickle said.
Maggie had several wounds and a draining tube, while Lola is still at the hospital.
"Her shoulder, the muscles and the tendons were shredded. The ball joint was damaged and there's a fractured split that goes down her leg."
The owners of the dog allegedly involved in the attack didn't answer the door on Sunday. And while Norman police confirm they responded to the incident, no one with Animal Welfare could be reached Sunday.
Quickle said the dog owner was given a ticket. And she doesn't think that's enough.
"That dog needs to be put down the dog is still in the backyard. What are the chances of the dog getting out again?"
Both injured dogs are still recovering, but the one that's at the hospital could get to come home as early as Monday.

CAVE CITY AR - ALICE PAYNE, 75, KILLED BY HER OWN PIT BULL INSIDE HER HOME

UPDATE:  AN ARTICLE WITH MORE INFORMATION

An elderly woman was attacked and killed by her own dog Friday afternoon in Cave City.
Sharp County Dispatch received a 911 call around 2:16 p.m. from a woman saying a dog was attacking her mother.
The Cave City Police Department, Cave City Fire Department, Sharp County Sheriff's Department and Spring River Ambulance Service responded to the house on North Melody Lane.
Cave City Police Sergeant Brian Barnett arrived first and found 75-year-old Alice Payne dead in her living room floor with apparent bite marks all over her face, neck, and arms.
The woman's daughter said she saw the dog, a PIT BULL belonging to her mother, attack her. The dog was put down by officers, and then turned over to a representative with the Arkansas Department of Health for disease testing.
The woman's body was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy.
The case is still being investigated by the Sharp County Sheriff's Department and Cave City Police Department.

http://www.kait8.com/story/26648950/elderly-woman-attacked-killed-by-pitbull




2014 -  30  U.S. DOG BITE FATALITIES

PIT BULLS - 20
AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER MIX?? - 1
  (Just a fancier name for a pit bull !!!)
PIT BULL MIX - 2
BULLMASTIFF - 2
ROTTWEILER - 2
2 MIXED BREED DOGS POSSIBLY SHEPHERD MIXED- ONE WAS WHITE -  1 
CATAHOULA CATTLE HOUND DOG?? NEIGHBORS ARE SAYING THIS WAS A PIT BULL MIX - 1
CANE CORSO - 1


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

2.  1- 6  - BETTY CLARK - 75 - SAN ANTONIO TX - MAULED BY NEIGHBOR'S 2 PIT BULLS ON DECEMBER 21, 2013 AND DIED JANUARY 6, 2014. 

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

4.  1-26 - ANNABELL MARTIN - 89 - CORONA CA - GRANDSON'S 3 ROTTWEILERS

5.  2- 7  - KLONDA S. RICHEY - 57- DAYTON OH -  NEIGHBOR'S 2 PIT BULL MIXES 

6.  2-17  - JE'VAEH MAYES - 2 - TEMPLE TX - PIT BULL HER PARENTS WERE WATCHING
               (OR MORE LIKE BREEDING !!!!!)

7.  2-24  -  BRAELYNN RAYNE COULTER - 3 - HIGHPOINT NC - FAMILY'S PIT BULL

8.  2-26  -  SUMMER SEARS - 4 - TALLASSEE AL -  2 LOOSE  "MIXED BREED" DOGS SAID TO BE A MIXED SHEPHERD AND A LAB MIX - ONE OF THE DOGS WAS WHITE ACCORDING TO A WITNESS.

9.  2 -28 -   KENNETH SANTILLAN - 13 - PATERSON NJ - LOOSE BULLMASTIFF

10.  3 -1  -  RAYMANE CAMARI ROBINSON -  2 - KILLEEN TX - LOOSE BULLMASTIFF

11.  3-14 -  NANCY NEWBERRY, 77, PHOENIX AZ - FAMILY/DAUGHTER'S PIT BULL

12.  3-25  -  MIA DEROUEN - 4 - HOUMA LA - MOTHER'S XXL PIT BREEDER/BOYFRIEND'S MONSTER PIT

13.  3-31  -  CHRISTOPHER MALONE - 3 - THORNTON MS - RELATIVE'S PIT BULLS

14.  3-31  -  DOROTHY HAMILTON - 85 - KAUFMAN TX - SON'S PIT BULLS 

15.  4-6  -  JOHN HARVARD - 5 - RIVERSIDE AL - NEIGHBOR'S LOOSE 8 MO OLD PIT BULL

16.  4-11 - PETRA AGUIRRE - 83 - SAN ANTONIO TX - NEIGHBOR'S AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER MIX BUSTED THROUGH FENCE TO ATTACK HER IN HER YARD ON MARCH 31.

17.  5-3  - KATIE MORRISON - 20 - LEE COUNTY AL - DIED FROM WOUNDS SUFFERED FROM AN ATTACK BY 3 PIT BULLS THAT SHE WAS PLAYING WITH AND WAS GOING TO PET SIT.

18.  5-4 - NYHIEM WILFONG - 18 MONTHS  - CALDWELL COUNTY NC - THE BOY WAS PLAYING WITH A 5-YEAR-OLD BROTHER WITH THE CHAINED ROTTWEILER NEARBY.

19.  5-7 -  KASII HAITH - 4-YEAR-OLD BOY - FELTON DE - MOTHER'S FRIEND'S 3 PIT BULLS 

20. 5-25 - RITA PEPE - 93 - BRANFORD CT - DIED FROM THE TRAUMA AND EXTENDED INACTIVITY FROM THE SEVERE PIT BULL BITE ON HER LEG. 

21.  6-8 -  HOLDEN WILLIAM GARRISON -  10 WEEKS OLD - DAVISBURG MI - THE FAMILY'S ???CATAHOULA CATTLE HOUND??? JUMPED ON THE COUCH WHILE THE BABY WAS BEING HELD BY ITS UNCLE AND MAULED IT ON THE HEAD AND NECK.

22. 7-19-14 - LOGAN SHEPARD - 4 - RIVERVIEW FL - FAMILY MEMBER'S 2 PIT BULLS  THAT WERE "SUPPOSED TO BE CRATED"  "SOMEHOW" MAULED THE BOY POSSIBLY BEGINNING IN THE DEN AND HE WAS FOUND OUTSIDE IN THE YARD FIRST BY POLICE WHO JUST HAPPENED TO BE DOWN THE STREET.

23. 7-20-14 - JONATHON QUARLES JR - 7 MONTHS OLD - DAYTON OH - STEP PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER WAS BABYSITTING THE BABY BOY AND TOOK HER EYES OFF HIM FOR A SHORT TIME WHEN THE FAMILY'S PIT BULL (STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER) REPORTEDLY JUMPED A GATE AND KILLED HIM. 

24. 7-23-14 - CRAIG SYTSMA - 46 - METAMORA TOWNSHIP MI - FROM LIVONIA MI, HE WAS JOGGING WHEN HE WAS ATTACKED BY 2 CANE CORSOS. 

25. 8-4-14 - CINDY WHISMAN - 59 - MADISON TOWNSHIP OH - THE WOMAN WAS IN HER BACKYARD WITH HER GRANDSON WHEN A NEIGHBOR WITNESSED THE PIT BULL ATTACKING HER.  SHE CALLED 911 BUT THE VICTIM WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.

26. 8-7-14 - JOEL CHIRIELEISON, 6 - FANNING SPRINGS FL -  POSSIBLY AUNT'S 2 PIT BULLS 

27. 8-9-14 - DERIAH SOLEM, 22 MONTH OLD GIRL - ST. CHARLES COUNTY MO.- ATTACKED BY PIT BULL MIX WHILE BEING CARED FOR BY HER GRANDMOTHER.

28. 8-13-14 - JAVON DADE JR. - 4 - GOULDS, MIAMI-DADE FL - MAULED TO DEATH BY HIS FATHER'S PIT BULLS

29. 9-21-14 - DAVID GLASS SR, 51 - LAMAR, BENTON COUNTY MS - A VERY RELIGIOUS MAN, HE WAS ATTACKED NEAR HIS HOME BY AT LEAST 3  PIT BULLS -  A PASSERBY IN A CAR FOUND HIM AFTER HE HAD LAID IN A DITCH FOR 4 HOURS - HE WAS LIFE FLIGHTED TO MEMPHIS WHERE HE LIVED FOR 1 DAY AND WAS ABLE TO TELL HOW THE DOGS ATTACKED HIM. 

30. 9-26-14 -  ALICE PAYNE, 75 - CAVE CITY AR - KILLED IN HER HOME BY HER OWN PIT BULL



NON-BITE FATALITIES -  PIT BULL - 4


VICTIMS THAT DIED FROM BEING HIT BY A CAR WHILE BEING CHASED BY DOGS:

4-10 - DEMONTA COLLINS - 13 - AUGUSTA GA - He was running from a pit bull that was chasing him and ran into traffic and was hit by a car and died from his injuries.

4-12 - DAVON JIGGETTS - 17 - FULTON CO GA - After getting off the bus 2 blocks from his home, he was chased by a large white pit bull and in an attempt to get away from it he was hit by a car and killed.



VICTIMS THAT DIED INDIRECTLY FROM THEIR DOGS FIGHTING

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

8-4 - RYAN BROWN -  15 - FAYETTE CO TN - The teen and his twin brother were trying to break up a fight between 2 pit bulls and then his twin brother picked up a pot and threw it at the dogs. At that moment Ryan stood up and was hit by the pot and died from the blow.


NORTH HIGHLANDS CA - 2 PIT BULLS ESCAPED THEIR HOME AND ATTACKED 2 DOGS IN SEPARATE INCIDENCES - NEITHER POLICE OR ANIMAL CONTROL RESPONDED



On Friday Wajid Nadeem was walking on Shell Street in North Highlands with his basset hound "Lottie" when two PIT BULLS came running out.
“They ran across the street and then they locked eyes onto my dog.  Both of the pit bulls started to attack. One was pulling at the neck and one was pulling at the leg,” Nadeem said.
Nadeem says he called 9-1-1, but he didn’t get the response he was hoping for.
“They ended up telling me that they were too busy to send a deputy out at the time and that they would send one out tomorrow. They referred me over to Animal Control. They told me it was after hours and they would send someone out tomorrow to get a report too,” Nadeem said.
But the next day no one came.
“So in the end no one really came out to see if the dogs were secured,” said Nadeem.
Across the street, Walter Budka says his dog Tami was also attacked by the same animals.
“They busted through the door when somebody came out. They came from there to here directly to the dog on my property,” Budka said.
Budka tells us the pit bulls are Aristotle and Poka, who had both lived in this home for years. But according to Budka, two weeks ago their owner passed away, and his son was temporarily taking care of the dogs while the family cleaned out the home.
That’s why Aristotle and Poka were getting out so much.
“It cost me over $200 and he said yeah I’ll pay the bill,” said Budka.
Nadeem wants those owners to pay similar medical expenses for Lottie. But since Animal Control never responded, he has no record of the attack, no way to contact the owners responsible.
“I thought it was standard for law enforcement or Animal Control to do a standard investigation, so I can have that information and pursue a case. But now it looks like it might not even happen, because now apparently the owner has left.”

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

EUREKA CA - 2 LOOSE PIT BULLS ATTACKED A MAN CAUSING SUBSTANTIAL INJURIES TO HIS CHEST AND ARM

On 09-27-2014 at about 9:49 am, Officers of the Eureka Police Department responded to assist a Humboldt County Animal Control Deputy with a reported dog bite call at the Herrick Park and Ride.
Upon arrival, officers were advised by the deputy that the victim had been taken to St. Joseph Hospital emergency room for treatment of substantial dog bites to his chest and arm. The deputy further advised that the offending dogs were reported as ONE BROWN PIT BULL AND ONE WHITE PIT BULL.  The dogs were possibly associated with a campsite on the Spit just southwest of the Pound Road entrance to the Hikshari Trail.
Officers first checked the greenbelt area of the Hikshari Trail from Pound Road to Hilfiker Lane, due to the high pedestrian traffic in this area increasing the chance of an additional dog bite incident, if the dogs had continued to that area. The dogs were not found. The area of the Spit was then searched and with the help of a civilian the dogs were located. The dogs were quickly secured without incident and transported to the Humboldt County Animal Shelter in McKinleyville for quarantine. The owners of the dogs were not located.
http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2014/sep/27/dogs-attack/



               THE COMMENTS TO THIS ARTICLE ARE A HOOT !!!


ETOWAH, HENDERSON COUNTY NC - 3 DOGS ATTACKED A 79-YEAR-OLD WOMAN IN HER YARD

A 79-year-old woman attacked by dogs as she was gardening at her home Friday is in critical condition after suffering multiple bites and lacerations.
The Etowah resident was attacked by three dogs at about 10:15 a.m. on Little Springs Road in Henderson County. The victim was dragged about 12-15 feet onto a neighbor's property, where she was mauled by the canines, according to a news release from the Henderson County Sheriff's Office.
The victim was unable to use her cell phone to call for help, and "with no one near, she courageously crawled back to her home and contacted her brother for help," the release says. Her brother took her to Park Ridge Health, where she was listed in critical but stable condition Friday evening and is being treated for numerous bites and severe lacerations.
The dogs suspected in the attack - A BLACK AND TAN HOUND MIX, A BEAGLE MIX, AND A BLACK LABRADOR RETRIEVER  are currently confined at the Henderson County Animal Shelter.
The incident is under investigation by Sheriff's Office Animal Enforcement officers. Preliminary reports indicate that the dogs got loose after their invisible fence/collar system failed, Capt. Steve Carter said.
While dog attacks are hard to prevent, Carter said knowing your surroundings and thinking ahead as to "what if?" and planning a course of action can help. Pet owners should routinely inspect fencing and confinement areas to ensure proper security and operations, particularly with potentially violent dogs.

NEWARK DE - A FAMILY PIT BULL ATTACKED THEIR 8-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER - LIFE-FLIGHTED TO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA



SURGERY TO REATTACH EMILY'S ARM WAS EXPECTED TO LAST 4 HOURS BUT TOOK 12 HOURS.

ANOTHER UPDATE

UPDATE:  MAIL ON LINE

Authorities say an 8-year-old girl suffered critical injuries when she was mauled by her family's PIT BULL  in Newark, Delaware.

The girl is the daughter of Newark City Councilman Todd Ruckle."She's such a friendly girl. She loves animals and my heart goes out to her family and I feel awful," said Dee Wagman, family friend.


Ruckle family

It happened around 1:00 p.m. Saturday in the unit block of Adelene Drive.

The victim and her 15-year-old sister were in a room with the dog when it attacked. The older girl called 911, but police say the dog prevented them from escaping the room.

"That's very heroic to step in and put yourself in harm's way to protect someone you love," said Dave Knight, neighbor.

The 8-year-old suffered severe injuries to her arm. She taken to a hospital in critical condition and was later flown to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

The dog was eventually shot and killed by a Newark officer after police say it was aggressive towards them.

Wagman says her children would often play over at the victim's house.

"They would ensure me that the dog was locked separately and they would have no contact with that dog," she said.

Councilman Ruckle was just elected in April.

As for the attack, it's still under investigation.

http://6abc.com/news/girl-8-critically-injured-in-pit-bull-attack-in-delaware/326994/



SOUTH CAROLINA PIT BULL BREEDER TALKS



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDaWxnTQakk


So I've watched this video 3 times and each time I think, the pit bull situation we had next door to us looked a lot like this. We bought a house in the beautiful "RIVER CITY" - Decatur Alabama sitting on the Tennessee River - and we had lived here 16 years, just long enough that by making payments each month, we almost had our home paid for.  Then one morning we woke up and 4 pit bulls had been moved in next door to us.  THEY WOKE US UP!!!   BARKING AT EACH OTHER FROM PEN TO PEN....BIG CHAINS AROUND THEIR NECKS.

We were told by Animal Control that they were just puppies, a Mother dog and her 3 pups. But soon we saw the Mother???  screwing with the one male - The Son??? There were 3 so-called blue pits and one solid white one.  Soon we noticed one of the females, the white one, had enlarged tits hanging down...and on and on.  So I thought I would do a little math project just to see the possible numbers of a backyard breeder in a neighborhood for 3 years:

  3 female pit bulls could conservatively give birth to 6 live pups and have 2 litters a year. 
                                    3 x 6 = 18  x 2 litters  =  36 pups a year 
                                     36  x  3 years  =  108 puppies

By the end of the first year, puppies from the first litters would be having pups.  By the end of the second year, both the first year pups and the second year pups would be having more pups.  It's possible that by the end of the third year, depending on how many females were born, over 500 puppies would be born from a neighborhood backyard breeder....SO IT'S A BUSINESS THAT PAYS NO TAXES. BUT THE ORDINARY CITIZEN WHO SPAYS AND NEUTERS THEIR DOGS IS EXPECTED TO PAY TAXES TO RUN A  MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR SHELTER TO TRY AND  SAVE ALL THOSE PIT BULLS THAT WIND UP THERE BECAUSE OF THE UNCONTROLLED BREEDING OF PEOPLE LIKE THE MAN IN THIS VIDEO.

But the real horror is all the "CRAP"  that goes along with the uncontrolled breeding.  Besides the noise level from the dogs, the increase in traffic,  the fear of dog attacks,  and the loss of value of your home,  there is the drug element that almost always exists in these situations. 

SO IT REALLY IS NOT LIKE A YARD SALE 2 TIMES A YEAR, IS IT CAROL WICKS, FORMER ANIMAL CONTROL DIRECTOR OF DECATUR????? I MEAN, IT'S NOT LIKE THOSE SIZE 2 TODDLER JEANS I SOLD AT MY LAST YARD SALE COULD GIVE BIRTH TO OVER 100 DOGS AND HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BE DANGEROUS!!!

                                

Friday, September 26, 2014

FLAGLER COUNTY FL - THE JOYS OF OWNING A PIT BULL - VIDEO OF ANIMAL CONTROL FINALLY SUBDUING A DOG THAT CHEWED ITS WAY THROUGH A BEDROOM DOOR AND ATTACKED 3



A pit bull that was Tasered twice by a Flagler County, Fla., sheriff’s deputy and later euthanized “chewed its way through the door” of a bedroom and bit a total of three people before animal control officers could contain the dog, according to a sheriff’s report.
The dog was contained at the front of the house “without further force” until paramedics arrived to treat the injured family members, and animal control officers came for the dog, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

CHICAGO IL - A PIT BULL OWNER WAS WALKING HIS 2 PIT BULLS WHEN ONE BROKE FREE AND BEGAN AN ATTACK ON A POLICE DOG - IT TOOK A HERO AND A HEADLOCK TO SAVE THE K9 "DITTO"







"This fence right here, I was able to grab the pit bull dog and put a body lock while the K-9 dog and owner were able to go inside the fence and lock the gate," said Jesse Bonilla, a witness.

That way, off-duty Officer Terry Kazupski and his K-9 Ditto could lock themselves in the tennis court area. They happened to be strolling at Hale Park when witnesses say a pit bull owner was walking two dogs when one broke free from its leash.

While another witness called 911, Bonilla hustled to help. At this point, he says, the PIT BULLS  were attacking the K-9.

"ONCE THE PIT BULL GOT THE TENSION OF THE JAW ON THE NECK OF THE OTHER ANIMAL, THERE IS NO WAY TO RELEASE IT," BONILLA SAID"

So Bonilla said he used cinnamon powder. 

"We all just started to inhale it and that's when the pit bull dog started releasing it and I was able to - got one of them in a headlock," he said.

He got scraped up - but yes, he used a headlock on the pit bull.

"The dog could not move at all. I grabbed his leash and I wrapped it around his neck and his mouth," he said.

Ditto is expected to survive and has been in surgery at VCA Animal Hospital in Berwyn. 

Police say the pit bulls' owners are being questioned as part of the investigation.

http://abc7chicago.com/325661/

Thursday, September 25, 2014

ROCK HILL SC - A PIT BULL WAS REPORTED TO BE RUNNING LOOSE IN THE STREET AT 1 AM WEDNESDAY - AN OFFICER HAD TO DEPLOY HIS TASER TO SUBDUE IT

An aggressive PIT BULL had to be subdued by a stun gun after escaping from an officer, according to a Rock Hill Police report.  Officers were dispatched to an Orr Drive address to control a loose pit bull running in the street around 1 a.m. Wednesday, the report states. Police grabbed the dog by the small piece of rope on its collar. A neighbor told police who the dog’s owner was and they walked over to that person’s home.
While walking, the dog pulled away from officers, the report states. The pit bull went to the backyard of another Orr Drive home, where it began to attack another dog, police say.
Police grabbed its collar again, but it still pulled away and attacked the dog, the report states. An officer had to deploy his taser to subdue the animal.
The pit bull’s owners were notified that the dog was being seized by York County Animal Control. THE OWNERS SAID THEY DIDN'T WANT THE PIT BULL BACK.




Read more here: http://www.islandpacket.com/2014/09/24/3332186_rock-hill-police-use-stun-gun.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

OTTUMWA IA - 2002 - THERE'S A REASON PIT BULLS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE CITY LIMITS - 21-MONTH-OLD CHARLEE SHEPHERD WOULD HAVE BEEN A TEENAGER NOW...IF NOT FOR THE FAMILY'S PIT BULLS !!!!!

Pit bulls are not allowed in Ottumwa city limits. This decision was made after numerous cases of injuries, and even one death in the town from the breed.
It was after a pit bull killed 21-month-old Charlee Shepherd in August 2002 that Ottumwa enacted the current law.
An officer was involved with a recent incident with a pit bull after one charged him while responding to a call in late August. The officer shot the dog in the leg. The pit bull was taken to a vet, treated, and is alive.
Though many say the blame should not be placed on the breed for those in the area who want to have pit bulls as pets, it puts too many in the city in danger.
Ottumwa was taken to court many years ago for their decision to ban pit bulls, and it was upheld.
"We had a tragedy here a number of years ago where a young child was killed by a pit bull," said Ottumwa City Administrator Joe Helfenberger. "We were taken to court over it and we had evidence showing that over a confirmed relatively short period of time, over a number of months, we had numerous documented cases of pit bull attacks and bites on residents."
In addition to this policy, the city is also under state laws regarding owning exotic pets.
http://www.heartlandconnection.com/news/story.aspx?id=1100365#.VCI6ufldVgg

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http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=WZtdAAAAIBAJ&sjid=yFwNAAAAIBAJ&pg=6607,6243688&dq=charlee-shepherd&hl=en

August 2002 - Wapello County Iowa - The body of 21-month-old CharLee Shepherd was found in the dog pen at her family's home shortly after 7am.  Her father had been searching for her inside the house when a neighbor alerted him that the child was outside in the pen.  Her children had heard a child screaming and when she looked she saw the child's body with injuries to the face. The gate to the pen was open and both PIT BULLS  were outside the pen but still chained - one chained to the inside of the pen and one chained to the outside of it.  The backyard was enclosed by a fence.

The neighbor said her children often played in the Shepherd's yard with the dogs. "The girl's parents are good, hard-working people who love their children.  He worked days and she worked nights."



"IF YOU WOULD HAVE SAID THAT DOG COULD HAVE BIT SOMEONE, I WOULD HAVE CALLED YOU A LIAR.  IT WAS A GOOD FAMILY DOG."






                

ENFIELD, LONDON AREA ENGLAND - A CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND AT FORTY HALL HAS BEEN DAMAGED 3 TIMES SINCE IT OPENED IN AUGUST DUE TO DOGS BEING TRAINED TO FIGHT BY HANGING OFF EQUIPMENT BY THEIR JAWS

A children’s playground is being ‘repeatedly wrecked’ by owners of fighting dogs training their animals by making them hang off equipment by their jaws.
Enfield Council said it is having to install CCTV and increase security guards after being force to repair damage three times since the new facility at Forty Hall was opened in August.
Its Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Protection, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "I find it absolutely astonishing that anyone is stupid enough to train fighting dogs, but to do so in a children's playground shows quite remarkable levels of idiocy and selfishness."
“There have been too many reports of young children being attacked by dogs in recent year, so to actual train a fighting dog in a playground and condition it to behave violently around play equipment which is routinely used by toddlers is one of the most despicable things I’ve heard in a long time.
“These people are a menace to society and should be utterly ashamed of themselves. We want to catch them before one of these dogs attacks someone.  This wanton vandalism is completely unacceptable and it is costing us a fortune to repeatedly replace the equipment which is being damaged.”
Town Hall bosses are now urging nearby residents and users of the park at Forty Hall to help catch those responsible for ‘repeatedly wrecking’ the facility.
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