Friday, October 31, 2014

OREM UT - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL GOT LOOSE AND BIT A MAN - IT HAD ATTACKED HIS WIFE A MONTH AGO - HE SHOT AND KILLED IT !

An Orem man shot and killed his neighbor’s PIT BULL after it reportedly bit his foot.
The man was washing his truck near 200 W. 1060 South when his neighbor’s pit bull got out of its kennel and bit his foot, said police Lt. Craig Martinez. The man told his wife to get his gun and call the police, Martinez said.
The man then kicked the dog and it ran away, the lieutenant said.
As the wife came outside with the man’s handgun, the pit bull came back and the man shot it three times . The dog’s owner was cited with animal at large and animal attacking.
Back in September, the same dog had bitten the man’s wife, Martinez said.
Martinez was unsure of how old the dog was, except that it was a "younger" dog.


TOLEDO OH - A LOOSE PIT BULL WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY OFFICERS AFTER IT ATTACKED SMALL CHILDREN AND THEIR MOTHER AND CHASED AFTER OTHER RESIDENTS

Two Toledo Police gang-unit officers shot and killed a  PIT BULL that was attacking a woman Thursday evening. Officer Keith Hurst and Darnell Peters were on routine patrol in North Toledo when they saw a dog attacking a woman in the 1500 block of North Ontario Street at 4:45pm.  Police said the dog then took off northbound on Ontario and chased after other pedestrians.

The officers got out of their vehicle and the dog turned toward them and repeatedly charged at Officer Hurst. He shot the dog twice.  The dog attempted to get up again and Officer Peters fired a single shot killing it. The owner of the dog is Denise Johnson who lives on Ontario Street.

THE OFFICERS LEARNED THAT THE DOG HAD ALSO ATTACKED SMALL CHILDREN BELONGING TO THE WOMAN WHO WAS BEING ATTACKED WHEN THEY FIRST ARRIVED.

http://m.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2014/10/31/Police-shoot-kill-dog-that-reportedly-attacked-woman.html


SHARPS, BREVARD COUNTY FL - 2 DOGS KNOWN TO THE FAMILY ATTACKED A 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL LEAVING HER IN CRITICAL CONDITION

VIDEO

A 5-year-old girl has been mauled by dogs at her home in a small Brevard community of Sharps.  The girl was rushed to Arnold Palmer Hospital after she was found bleeding in the yard.  No one saw the attack. The dogs have been taken to Titusville Animal Shelter and they were stained with blood when they were impounded.The victim is in critical but stable condition.  At least one of the two dogs is a  PIT BULL  and they were stained with blood when they were impounded.

 Her father says he ran out and picked her up after she was found unresponsive on the ground and carried her into the house and tried to wash away the blood to see where she was hurt, but it was just too much blood.  The father says that the dog that led the attack had been abandoned on his property by a friend.  The sheriff's office is investigating but since it was family dogs and there were no witnesses, it's unlikely that there will be any charges brought.  However, the Department of Children's and Families is in on this also just to see if there was any neglect due to her being in close proximity to those dogs.

http://www.wesh.com/girl-in-critical-condition-after-dog-attack-in-brevard/29466598


WESTMORELAND COUNTY PA - NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL ATTACKED AND KILLED AN ELDERLY COUPLE'S YORKIE "FRANKIE" AND THEN ATTEMPTED TO ATTACK THEIR OTHER YORKIE "CRICKET"

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

VIDEO 

GREENSBURG (KDKA) — A Westmoreland County couple afraid to walk their dog because of their neighbor’s dog, an animal they say is dangerous, reached out in desperation to Get Marty and KDKA’s Marty Griffin.

Conrad and Loretta Ashkettle say their pet Yorkie, named Frankie, was brutally attacked and killed by the PIT BULL next door.  Loretta is devastated. The couple is now afraid the pit bull living next door will attack and kill their other Yorkie, named Cricket.

“I just want Cricket to live in peace,” says Loretta.

That’s when KDKA and Get Marty got involved.

“That dog must be taken off the street. That dog will be taken off the street,” says defense attorney Phil Dilucente.

Meantime, KDKA’S Marty Griffin confronted the owners of the dog.

Right now, the dog is gone from the property.  The owners have also left the property.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

SAN DIEGO CA - HERO - A WOMAN WAS FORCED TO FIGHT OFF A PIT BULL WITH A KNIFE IN ORDER TO SAVE HER GRANDMOTHER AND DOG

http://www.10news.com/news/woman-killed-pit-bull-to-save-grandma-dog-10292014

ROWLAND NC - FAMILY MEMBER'S 4 PIT BULLS ATTACKED THEIR 83-YEAR-OLD GRANDMOTHER, ALAMEANER DIAL, WHILE SHE WAS SITTING ON HER PORCH - MAULING AND DRAGGING HER INTO THE YARD AND ACROSS HER FLOWER GARDEN - SHE DIED AFTER BEING TAKEN OFF LIFE SUPPORT


UPDATE:  http://www.wect.com/story/27170294/robeson-county-woman-83-dies-after-pit-bull-mauling

UPDATE:  http://centralnc.twcnews.com/content/news/713463/elderly-woman-dies-after-being-attacked-by-dogs/


An 83-year-old Rowland woman is on life-support four days after she was attacked by her granddaughter’s PIT BULLS.  Alameaner Dial, of Gaddy’s Mill Road, was airlifted to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill after being mauled by two adult dogs and two puppies on Saturday evening, according to Bill Smith, director of the Robeson County Health Department.
Linda Dial, the woman’s daughter-in-law, said she, her husband and her son were the first to arrive after getting a phone call from a neighbor that the woman had been attacked while sitting on her porch.

“The next thing he heard was hollering and screaming for help. He saw her on the ground. You can see where the dogs dragged her off of the porch, across the doorstop and across her flower garden,” Linda Dial said. The dogs had pulled her to the ground. Linda’s husband and son kicked them off and the three covered her with towels.
“It seemed like she wasn’t aware of what happened to her, which is good. She wasn’t screaming or anything she just said ‘hold my hand I’m cold.’”
She was taken to New Hanover Medical Center where, according to Linda Dial, a nurse said she’d never seen a patient in such a condition.
“She said they were not equipped to handle such a severe patient,” she said. The woman was then transferred to UNC Hospitals. A spokesperson there said she is in serious condition.
"THEY'RE TELLING US THAT IF SHE SURVIVES SHE MAY LOSE ALL OR SOME OF HER EXTREMITIES," LINDA DIAL SAID.
According to Linda Dial, family members and neighbors had repeatedly asked that the dogs, which she said roamed in a large fenced in area, be restrained. She said the dogs were known to be vicious and had caused trouble in the neighborhood before.
“Nobody foresaw this, but everybody knew it was a dangerous situation,” Linda Dial said. “Everybody said ‘something has got to happen, we just hope they don’t bother Miss Dial.’” According to Linda, her mother-in-law has dementia and uses a walker.
Linda said the family had called police and the Department of Social Services trying to get someone to intervene. She brought this up when sheriff’s deputies and animal control officers arrived.
"WE TOLD THEM WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET YOU GUYS STO DO SOMETHING FOR MONTHS AND THEY SAID 'WE KNOW,WE'RE SO SORRY, WE'RE SO SORRY," SHE SAID.
Linda Dial feels the attack could have been avoided.
“It shouldn’t have happened … people that could have done something knew. We’re just upset that it had to take this,” she said.
LINDA DIAL SAID HER MOTHER-IN-LAW HOLDS THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER.  "SHE IS A WONDERFUL COOK, EVERYBODY JUST LOVES HER.  SHE WAS JUST A GOOD PERSON, OR SHE IS A GOOD PERSON....THESE ARE WELL THOUGHT OF PEOPLE.  SHE DOESN'T DESERVE THIS. NOBODY DESERVES TO BE MUTILATED BY DOGS."
According to Smith, one adult pit bull was shot to death by a family member and another and two puppies were euthanized. Smith said both adult dogs had been properly vaccinated, but the puppies’ brains were submitted for rabies testing.
Smith said late Thursday morning that the puppies tested negative for rabies. He advises that people treat any dog that doesn’t belong to them with suspicion.
"WE'RE FINDING THAT THE DOGS ARE JUST ACTING OUT OF NATURE...ALL OF A SUDDEN SOMETHING TRIGGERS IT." HE SAID.
Maj. Anthony Thompson, chief of detectives for the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, said Wednesday afternoon that the attack was under investigation.
“Something needs to be done,” Linda Dial said. “It could happen to someone else. We’re taking it day by day if you would just keep the family in your prayers.”
http://www.robesonian.com/news/news/50591072/Dogs-maul-83-year-old-woman

http://occupymaulstreet.blogspot.com/2013/01/pit-bulls-should-they-be-called-life.html




2014 -  34  U.S. DOG BITE FATALITIES

PIT BULLS - 23
AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER MIX?? - 1
  (Just a fancier name for a pit bull !!!)
PIT BULL MIX - 2
BULLMASTIFF - 2
ROTTWEILER - 3
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.  4-30 - JESSICA  DAWN NORMAN - 33 - SEBRING FL



18.  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.

19.  5-4 - NYHIEM WILFONG - 18 MONTHS  - CALDWELL COUNTY NC - THE BOY WAS PLAYING WITH A 5-YEAR-OLD BROTHER WITH THE CHAINED ROTTWEILER NEARBY.

20.  5-7 -  KASII HAITH - 4-YEAR-OLD BOY - FELTON DE - MOTHER'S FRIEND'S 3 PIT BULLS 

21. 5-25 - RITA PEPE - 93 - BRANFORD CT - DIED FROM THE TRAUMA AND EXTENDED INACTIVITY FROM THE SEVERE PIT BULL BITE ON HER LEG. 

22.  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.

23. 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.

24. 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. 

25. 7-23-14 - CRAIG SYTSMA - 46 - METAMORA TOWNSHIP MI - FROM LIVONIA MI, HE WAS JOGGING WHEN HE WAS ATTACKED BY 2 CANE CORSOS. 

26. 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.

27. 8-7-14 - JOEL CHIRIELEISON, 6 - FANNING SPRINGS FL -  POSSIBLY AUNT'S 2 PIT BULLS 

28. 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.

29. 8-13-14 - JAVON DADE JR. - 4 - GOULDS, MIAMI-DADE FL - MAULED TO DEATH BY HIS FATHER'S PIT BULLS

30. 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. 

31. 9-26-14 -  ALICE PAYNE - 75 - CAVE CITY AR - KILLED IN HER HOME BY HER OWN PIT BULL

32. 10-14-14 - JUAN FERNANDEZ - 59 - MODESTO CA - KILLED BY HIS NEIGHBOR'S 4 PIT BULLS

33. 10-24-14 -  LOGAN  MEYER - 7 - HUSTISFORD/IRON RIDGE WI - ATTACKED BY A ROTTWEILER TRAINED FOR GUARDING/ATTACKING/POLICE WORK  ??? ON THE PROPERTY OF HIS PARENTS WHO OWNED AND OPERATED PLATINUM K-9 PROTECTION KENNELS AND COUNTRY KENNELS BED AND BISCUITS.

34. 10-31-14 - ALAMEANER DIAL - 83 - ROWLAND NC -  ATTACKED BY HER GRANDDAUGHER'S 4 PIT BULLS WHILE SHE WAS SITTING ON HER PORCH- IT WAS REPORTED THAT ALL 4 OF HER LIMBS NEEDED TO BE AMPUTATED AND HER EARS AND HAIR WERE RIPPED OFF AND SHE WAS ON LIFE SUPPORT. 


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.



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

CLEARFIELD UT - A PIT BULL THE FAMILY ADOPTED FROM A SHELTER 2 WEEKS AGO ATTACKED THEIR 5-YEAR-OLD BOY AS HE WAS PLAYING WITH IT LATCHING DOWN ON HIS STOMACH AND DRAGGING HIM - DISEMBOWELING HIM, BREAKING RIBS AND RIPPING AN EAR OFF

UPDATE:  A NEUTERED MALE ADOPTED BY THE FAMILY JUST 2 WEEKS AGO !!!!!

VIDEO:  5-year-old boy in surgery after dog bites, drags him


A 5-year-old boy is in surgery after being mauled  by a family PIT BULL Wednesday, officials said.
The boy was playing with the dog when it bit him near his stomach and proceeded to drag him through the yard, according to Davis County Animal Care and Control Director Clint Thacker. The incident occurred near 1100 South State in Clearfield.
"I HEARD THAT THERE WERE SOME INTESTINES THAT CAME OUT," HE SAID.  "IT WAS A THROUGH-BITE THAT TORE INTO THE INNER PART OF THE CHILD --THE ACTUAL CAVITY.  IT DIDN'T JUST BREAK THE SKIN; IT PUNCTURED INTO THE BOWELS."
THE BOY HAD BROKEN RIBS IN ADDITION TO SERIOUS GASHES OVER ONE EYE, ON HIS SIDE AND ON HIS STOMACH, ACCORDING TO THACKER.  HE SAID ONE OF THE BOY'S EARS WAS ALMOST COMPLETELY REMOVED.  

 No one saw the attack, but the boy's mother came out of the house and saw the dog on top of the boy. 
The boy was transported to Primary Children's Hospital by ambulance and Life Flight, according to Thacker. He said the boy was taken into surgery for non-life-threatening injuries.
The dog was confined to the backyard until animal control officers arrived. The owners then turned the dog over to Davis County and it was euthanized. 

OFFICIALS SAID THE FAMILY ADOPTED THE DOG FROM A SHELTER ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO.
Thacker said his department hasn't received any previous complaints about the dog. He didn't know what triggered this specific dog attack, but said people can be aware of aggressive behavior in dogs and other animals by watching for large pupils, raised hackles or staring. Playing with a dog's favorite toy or food, in addition to waking them from sleep, can trigger aggression, he said.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DETROIT MI - WITH THE HELP OF HIS SISTER STEVE CONSTANTINE EXPLAINS TO US HOW THIS HORRIFIC, SENSELESS DOG ATTACK HAPPENED TO HIM

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MAN WHO LOST 3 LIMBS IN PIT BULL MAULING SUES OWNER


It was about 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 when a PACK OF UP TO 12 PIT BULL AND MIXED-BREED DOGS  mauled 50-year-old Steven Constantine to near death in Detroit.
He spent almost a month in Intensive Care.

"It was worse than your worst nightmare," Constantine's sister, Katherine Hawley of Shelby Township, told MLive Detroit Monday.

Constantine, who narrowly survived, remains hospitalized facing numerous surgeries.

"HE LOST HIS LEFT ARM JUST BELOW HIS SHOULDER; THEY TRIED TO REATTACH HIS LEFT LEG BUT THEY HAD TO AMPUTATE THAT FOUR DAYS AGO...." HAWLEY SAID.

"They managed to save his right arm ... The dogs literally ate the large muscle and tendons in his forearm ... They reattached the foot to see if they can save it."
The dogs bit off Constantine's right ear, but fortunately did not impact his ability to hear and did not disfigure his face, Hawley said.

Constantine received skin grafts and the numerous bight marks on the crown of his head continue to heal.

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Constantine told police when interviewed 11 days after the attack that he was walking past a house on the 4500 block of Pennsylvania in east Detroit and saw the dog owner, Derick Felton, opening a large bag of dog food for his pack of dogs.  Constantine knew Felton, whom he referred to as a friend, from the area and referred to him by the nickname "Butch."

Felton said, "just seen him around the block and at the liquor store," when asked by police how he knew Constantine.

Mark Bernstein, an attorney for Farmington Hills-based Sam Bernstein Law Firm is representing Constantine in a $25,000-plus lawsuit against the dog owners, Derrick and Elizabeth Felton.

Bernstein provided MLive with statements made to police after the attack by both Derrick Felton and Constantine.

"I asked if I could help feed the dogs," Constantine told police. "He said, 'Yeah.' I started opening the bag, then the dogs started attacking and eating me alive."

Felton said he couldn't get the dogs off Constantine and went inside his home once medics arrived. The medics, fearing the dogs would attack them, stayed in their ambulance until police arrived, shooting and killing one. The gunfire ended the attack, sending the remaining dogs scurrying back into Felton's house.

"When you look at the way this mauling occurred, it suggests that the dog owner did nothing to assist our client," said Bernstein," that he essentially left the scene ... while Steve was pleading for help."

Detroit police killed one animal at the scene and 11 were subsequently euthanized by Detroit Animal Control. Police identified the dogs as pit bulls.

Felton admitted to owning "about 15" dogs, with the puppies included.

"Because I want to," Felton told the investigator when asked why he owned so many.

Detroit law limits the number of adult dogs at a single residence to four. A code violation is punishable by up to 20 days in jail and/or a $250 fine, according to the Code of Ordinances.

The Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy's office is reviewing the case for possible criminal charges and has asked the Detroit Police Department for further investigation.
The Feltons are not currently charged with any crimes, Worthy spokeswoman Maria Miller said Monday.

Constantine told police he's seen the dogs outside their yard before and they "go after people."

"They bark and growl a lot," Constantine told police. "Sometimes Butch will hit them or not feed them for a long time."

After the interview, police asked Constantine if he could sign his statement.

"No," Constantine said, "I don't have a hand, and I can't use my other one."

Hawley said she's been at the hospital 6-8 hours a day since the attack helping Constantine, who is unable to handle the most basic tasks, such as bathing, feeding himself or dressing.

"He can't even hold water to his lips," she said.

It's a role Hawley's familiar with, helping take care of her brother, but never to this extent.

"MY BROTHER GRADUATED WITH HONORS FROM MOTT JUNIOR COLLEGE IN WARREN, BUT DEVELOPED A MENTAL ILLNESS IN HIS  EARLY 20'S.  HE LIVED WITH MYSELF AND/OR MY BROTHERS MOST OF HIS ADULT LIFE," HAWLEY SAID MONDAY.  HE WENT MISSING A LITTLE OVER A YEAR AGO AND WE DESPERATELY TRIED TO FIND HIM...........THE WAY WE HEARD ABOUT THIS HORRIFIC INCIDENT IS THE DETROIT FREE PRESS CALLED ME FIVE DAYS AFTER STEVE WAS LYING IN THE BED AS JOHN DOE."

Constantine has a long road ahead, but Hawley hopes this attack will influence owners to take greater responsibility for their pets.

"This is not about pit bulls, this is about people, it is about irresponsible actions that (Felton) should be held accountable" for, said Bernstein. "Enough is enough. This type of reckless conduct is completely irresponsible in our community, or any community ... "

When Felton's interview with police concluded, the officer asked, "Is there anything else you want to say?"

"Why are you taking my dogs," he replied. "I got nothing else to say to you, man."

http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2014/10/the_dogs_started_attacking_and.html

WEST CALDER, EDINBURGH SCOTLAND - GREAT GRANDFATHER ANDREW RUSSELL, 90, WHO RISKED HIS LIFE PROTECTING HIS WIFE OF 69 YEARS FROM AN ATTACK BY AN AMERICAN BULLDOG HAS DIED FROM HIS INJURIES

Hero great-grandfather dies month after shielding his wife from out-of-control dog
Andrew Russell, 90, stepped in when an AMERICAN BULLDOG pounced on wife Dorothy, 88, in the street over a month ago.
The OAP, who walked with a zimmer frame, wrestled the dog on the ground, but sustained horrific injuries.
The animal ripped the skin from his arm ‘right down to the bone’ before several men came to his aide.
Mr Russell, from West Calder, East Lothian, was taken to St John’s Hospital, in Livingston for treatment including skin grafts.
He initially made good progress when he was moved to the rehabilitation ward.
But his condition deteriorated and he sadly passed away on Friday.
Mr Russell’s grandson, Ryan Irvine, 40, a teacher from Livingston, said: ‘We see him as a hero, but around him we had to play it down.
‘He did not want to take any credit. He was glad that it was not my grandmother who sustained the injuries. He just said “I had to do what I had to do”.
‘From his point of view, he was glad he took the brunt of it. She is understandably upset as anybody would be. They have been married for 69 years.’
Mr Irvine added: ‘He was a very determined man and he never gave up easily if he put his mind to something. He was a very trusting and caring person.
Andrew’s family have received hundreds of messages from people expressing their shock and disgust at the dog attack.
They are now looking for answers and trying to find out what can be done to prevent attacks from dangerous dogs across the country.
A woman is facing two charges under the Dangerous Dogs Act in connection with the attack. Lee Campbell, 34, appeared at Livingston Sheriff Court last month.
The dog – which is not a banned breed – has been seized by police.

EAST GOSHEN, CHESTER COUNTY PA - 4 PIT BULLS ESCAPED A HOME AND ATTACKED 2 PEOPLE OUT FOR A WALK

Two people were taken to the hospital on Sunday after they were attacked by four dogs while walking in the first block of Brookmont Circle.
According to the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department, the victims were out for a walk around 5:40 p.m. when four pit bulls escaped from a nearby home and attacked. Police said two dogs attacked each person until the owner and a neighbor who heard the incident ran out and secured the animals.
Both victims were transported to Paoli Hospital by ambulance to receive treatment for lacerations and related injuries. Police said the injuries were serious but not life-threatening. The owner of the dogs, who police did not identify, provided police officers with up to date vaccination records for all of the dogs. The owner was extremely remorseful and apologetic, police said.
Police have not responded to any previous incidents involving the dogs or its owner, officials said. The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department provided the Chester County SPCA with information about the incident and it would be up to the shelter’s personnel to determine if any further action is required, police said.

BROOKSVILLE FL - 2 LOOSE GERMAN SHEPHERD MIXES ATTACKED AND KILLED A SMALL DOG BEING WALKED BY ITS OWNER

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UPDATE:  IT LOOKS LIKE THE KILLER DOGS GET A SECOND CHANCE

A Brooksville woman was issued multiple citations after police say her two German Shepherds attacked and killed another dog.  Susan Roscillo, 64, was walking her 20 lb. dog named Venus on Broad Street in Brooksville around 3:25 p.m. Monday.
Investigators say Sally Anleu, 46, drove up in her vehicle. Anleu asked Roscillo how long she was going to be walking her dog and said she wanted to let her dogs out of her vehicle, but was waiting for Roscillo to leave the area.
Roscillo told Anleu she was leaving now. Roscillo told investigators the two German Shepherds then "came out of nowhere" and attacked her dog.
Roscillo said the two dogs were on each side of her dog, Venus. They were very aggressive and were biting her dog.
When Roscillo tried to pick up her dog, the German Shepherds bit her hands.
The German Shepherds' owner tried to get the dogs to stop by spraying them with water, but it did not work. She then grabbed both dogs in an effort to control them.
The women took Venus to a veterinarian, but the dog died from her injuries. Animal Control officers arrived at the veterinarian's office and issued Anleu multiple citations.
EMS workers treated Roscillo for injuries to her hand. Roscillo later went to a hospital for additional treatment

TIMPSON, SHELBY COUNTY TX - A MOTHER, ALREADY UNDER INDICTMENT FOR ONE CHILD'S DEATH, IS ARRESTED AFTER HER PIT BULL ATTACKED THE OTHER CHILD

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 A Timpson mother already under indictment for one child's death faces new charges after her pit bull attacked her other child.
Leanne Fox, 20, and David Parks, 27, both of Timpson, are charged with injury to a child.
According to Sheriff Willis Blackwell, the three-year-old boy was taken to a Carthage hospital when investigators learned of the incident. The child was later air-lifted to a Dallas hospital.
Blackwell said Fox and Parks were asleep when the child got out of the house and the pit bull attacked him.  Blackwell said the parents were arrested on the charges on Friday at the Dallas hospital.
Fox was indicted in September following an investigation into her other child's drowning. According to a previous report, Fox and Parks woke up to their neighbor knocking on the door at their home on County road 4694. They then found the child in the tub with the faucets still running.
The parents told authorities they did not know how it happened because the child and their three-year-old sibling were asleep when they decided to take a nap.
The child died at a Nacogdoches hospital.
Fox was charged with criminally negligent homicide and injury to a child in that case. Parks was investigated in the same case but not charged.
Blackwell said the dog is being held and tested for rabies and other diseases for 10 days. They will then set up a hearing with the county judge to determine what to do next.
"Based on the significant family history of neglect leading to the death of one child and now the significant injury of the surviving child while in the parents' care,  the Department is requesting temporary managing conservatorship of the three-year-old boy to assure his ongoing safety and protection," said Shari Pulliam, a spokeswoman for Child Protective Services. "The parents have displayed an extreme lack of protective capacity in regard to their children, and diligent efforts have been made by the department to avoid removal of the child."
Pulliam said CPS has been granted custody of the child.
"He remains in the hospital at this time, but he is doing well," Pulliam said.
The previous child death case was investigated by CPS, and the three-year-old boy was allowed to remain in his father's custody, according to Pulliam. She added that there were protective family members in place to help Parks supervise the child.

AUSTINTOWN OH - A 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL AND A FRIEND WERE WALKING AND PLAYING WITH A MASTIFF DOG WHEN IT ATTACKED HER


A 5-year old girl suffered a “severe laceration” to her head from a dog bite Sunday in the township.
According to a police report, the girl and a friend were walking a Mastiff in a yard on South Canfield-Niles Road.  After walking the dog, they were also playing with it when the dog attacked the girl, causing the injury.

The girl was taken to an area hospital for treatment and the dog was put back in its yard.


http://www.vindy.com/news/2014/oct/27/dog-bites-austintown-child/?nw


Monday, October 27, 2014

APPLE VALLEY, SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY CA - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL ATTACKED AND KILLED A SMALL PET DOG THROUGH THE FENCE - THE PIT HAS DONE THIS BEFORE AND STILL NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE

San Bernardino County Animal Control officials said on Friday that no further action can be taken in the case of a pit bull that attacked and killed a small dog in unincorporated Apple Valley last week.

“A report was taken, but since both dogs were on their owners’ property, there’s nothing much else we can do,” County Animal Control Program Manager Greg Beck said. “More could be done if the dogs were off the property.”

Veronica Espinosa said her niece’s dog, Tiny, was in the backyard of her niece’s home on Tuesday morning in the 10000 block of Kiowa Road when the pit bull that lives next door bit Tiny and killed her.

“Somehow the PIT BULL went through the fence enough to get Tiny,” Beck said. “It’s an unfortunate accident, and somehow the dogs got at each other.”

Espinosa said her niece is 10 years old and has had Tiny for about six years.

“She loved that dog. She would sleep with it every night,” Espinosa said. “She’s been crying for two days; we didn’t have the heart to tell her what really happened, we just said that she passed away.”

Espinosa said the attack on Tiny was not the first time the dog had attacked. She said that, at the beginning of the year, the pit bull attacked another neighborhood dog through the fence and that Animal Control responded in the same way, saying there was nothing that could be done because both dogs remained on their respective properties and it was a “fence line” issue.

Beck said Animal Control had no other records on file for any other attacks by the dog.

“We understand that all of this is according to laws they have, but we’re scared,” Espinosa said.

“The kids go out in the backyard all the time and play their sports after school and is this a warning sign? Is a human life next?”

The county’s codes dealing with potentially dangerous or vicious animals defines a potentially dangerous animal as one that has attacked, unprovoked, at least two times in the past 36 months where both the victim and the dog are off their property.

If all of the mentioned conditions are met, a potentially dangerous animal hearing can be held to determine what can be done with the animal.


http://www.vvdailypress.com/article/20141027/NEWS/141029814/12984/NEWS


EASTBOURNE ENGLAND - AN AMERICAN BULLDOG/PIT BULL MIX CHARGED OUT A DOOR TO ATTACK KERRY STEVENS WHO WAS DELIVERING A PACKAGE

Kerry Stevens attacked by a dog in Eastbourne.
Kerry is pictured at the Conquest Hospital, Hastings. SUS-141027-122232001


Kerry Stevens said the moment the dog, a PIT BULL/AMERICAN BULLDOG CROSS, bit her on the thigh and refused to let go was one of the “most terrifying” of her life.  She is now recovering after two operations at the Conquest Hospital in Hastings and faces the prospect of having plastic surgery.

The drama unfolded at 4.10pm on Friday afternoon after Kerry went to a property in St Aubyn’s Road to deliver a parcel.  Kerry, who works in the newspaper sales department of the Eastbourne Herald and Gazette and Observer series, had been delivering a parcel after selling something on the Facebook site Buy, Swap, Sell Eastbourne.

“It was communal flats so I pushed the buzzer and got let in,” said Kerry.

“The woman I was dropping the package off to and her toddler came to the door. We were talking then her husband came to the door and started talking too when the dog pushed out of the doorway and launched at me and bit me several times before locking onto my thigh.  The woman’s husband was punching the dog to release the jaws. She ran inside the flat with her toddler and locked the door leaving us out in the hallway. Eventually the dog let go, the man sat on it and called an ambulance."

“I crawled to the front door and he slid his phone across the floor so I could talk to the ambulance people outside in safety.  It was the most terrifying experience of my entire life.”

Kerry said she wanted to thank everyone for their messages of support, staff at the Conquest and a woman who helped shelter her from the rain with her umbrella while she was in the street outside waiting for the ambulance.

“I was in such a state of shock, trauma and pain,” said Kerry. “It was horrible.”

Police and ambulance crews rushed to the scene and Kerry was rushed to hospital. A vet was called out and the animal was destroyed.  Police are now investigating.

ESSEX ENGLAND - JANUARY 2014 - BARRY WALSH, 43, WAS MAULED TO DEATH BY HIS GIRL FRIEND'S STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER (PIT BULL)

Barry Walsh died in his bedsit in Valkyrie Road, Westcliff-on-Sea in Essex (front, pictured) in January this year


A man died after his girlfriend's  PIT BULL  bit him 42 times after she says she stormed out of his house following an argument.

Barry Walsh, 43, suffered 5 BROKEN RIBS, RUPTURED SPLEEN AND BROKE SHIN before he bled to death internally at his bedsit in Westcliff-on-Sea in Essex in January this year, an inquest heard.

His girlfriend of seven months, Purdey Clarke, said her STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER "GYPSY" had bit him during a row and she stormed out, returning two days later to find him dead on a mattress.  Miss Clarke, 36, told the inquest at Chelmsford Coroners' Court on Friday:

 'He slapped me round the face and my dog bit him. She was scared and she attacked him.
'He held her up by her two front legs and was going to go like this (pull them apart) and I had to take Gypsy out of his house to mine, because he would have done it.'

Barry Walsh died after he was bit 42 times by a Staffordshire bull terrier at his home (file picture)
INTERNET PICTURE OF STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER

She added: 'I left and Gypsy didn't come out with me - it was very unusual for her not to come out with me.'
The court was told that Miss Clarke initially told police she had been away from Mr Walsh's flat for only half an hour, but at the inquest she admitted she had been away for two days.

Det  Supt Lucy Morris said MISS CLARKE HAD NEVER GIVEN A 'COHERENT ACCOUNT'  of the incident and the dog was 'running riot' when police arrived.  She added that because it had a history of violence, Miss Clarke signed over ownership to the police for it to be put down.

Consultant forensic pathologist Benjamin Swift told the court that Mr Walsh had sustained blunt force trauma, which ruptured his spleen and could have been caused by him falling on furniture, but said that could not be certain.
Some of the 42 bite wounds had been so ferocious they broke his shin. 

Corner Caroline Beasley-Murray said there were 'bits of the jigsaw missing' in the evidence and, as Mr Walsh and the dog were the only ones in the room at the time, she had no choice but to record an open verdict

She said: 'We will never, ever, know or ever be entirely clear what happened.

'He was clearly much loved and it's good to see all of his family members here at the inquest. I hope you will be able to look back on the happy memories you have of him

At the time of the attack, neighbours said the dog was 'highly protective and edgy'. It has since been destroyed.
One said it was a 'very protective' animal that made him feel uncomfortable. 

Billy Morgan, 53, who lived in the flat above Mr Walsh, said he had shared a drink with him and his partner at their flat to celebrate his birthday - where he also met the brown Staffordshire bull terrier.

He said: 'His partner told me it was very protective of her and they were always telling it "move", "shut up" and "sit there" while I was there having a beer.

'When I got my arm out the dog looked up. If you made a move, it would look at you or growl at you, it made me feel really uncomfortable.

'I don't know whether it attacked him because they were arguing - I have heard them talking loudly before but never shouting or rowing.'

He said the death had left him greatly upset, describing Barry as a kind, well-natured man.

He said: 'I still can't get over what's happened, it's such depressing news. I didn't sleep for the two nights afterwards because I couldn't stop thinking about it. It's a nutty world and this has really upset me.'

One neighbour, who asked not to be named, said: 'Everyone in the house is so shocked that it happened. We can't believe it. I think it will be on a lot of people's minds whether they want to stay here now.'

Police said the Staffordshire bull terrier, which is not a banned breed in the UK, had been removed from the property following the attack and had since been destroyed.