Sunday, November 30, 2014

PIT BULLS: HITLER'S OPINION ON PIT BULLS



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uxvK9LSba0

PORT RICHEY, PASCO COUNTY FL - GRANDMOTHER'S ROTTWEILER MIX ATTACKED HER 4-YEAR-OLD GRANDSON ON THE NECK - AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL IN SERIOUS CONDITION

A little boy is recovering in the hospital after he was seriously bitten by a dog.
It happened Sunday afternoon at a home off Suffolk Lane in Port Richey.
Pasco County deputies say a ROTTWEILER MIX bit a 4-year-old boy on the neck.
The dog's owner and the child's grandmother had to use a shovel to fight the dog off until it eventually let go of the boy.
The child was flown to St. Joseph's Hospital in serious condition.
A 4-year-old boy was being treated for a serious neck injury at St. Joseph´s Hospital on Monday after being bitten by this Rottweiler mix that is currently under quarantine at the Pasco County Animal Services facility. JIM REED/STAFF

Pasco Animal Control took custody of the dog.
Deputies are still investigating.


GROVETOWN, COLUMBIA COUNTY GA - 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED A COW IN ITS OWN PASTURE

A Grovetown man reported that two pit bull dogs attacked one of his cows early Tuesday.
Dwayne Whitaker, of Sugarcreek Drive, told police that early Tuesday morning his family members heard a commotion outside and saw that the two dogs had attacked a cow in their pasture.
Whitaker was able to capture one dog and put it in his garage. He called Animal Control to pick it up. The other dog escaped. The owner of the dogs was unknown.


Saturday, November 29, 2014

PAWTUCKET RI - A PIT BULL WAITING FOR THE PIT BULL PARADE TO START

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"Monster," a pit bull from Burrillville, waits for the start of Sunday's celebratory pit bull parade in Pawtucket

Pit bulls will be marching down the streets of Pawtucket with pride this weekend in a pit bull parade.

The walk has been scheduled to celebrate a court ruling that declared an ordinance banning the breed in the city invalid.

The walk will set off from the Slater Park Dog Park at 1 p.m. on Sunday and proceed down the street and loop around Narragansett Avenue.

It is being hosted by a group called “Pit Bulls for PTSD” which is a non-profit organization that trains the dogs to become service dogs for people suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and autistic children.

        THE GROUP WILL ALSO HOST A FREE DOG TRAINING SESSION FOLLOWING THE WALK......

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           PEOPLE ARE ASKED TO NOT USE RETRACTABLE LEASHES DURING THE EVENT


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PAWTUCKET RI - ANIMAL CONTROL VETERAN JOHN HOLMES SAYS HE IS DISAPPOINTED THE PIT BULL BAN WILL NO LONGER BE IN EFFECT: "IT PROTECTED THE PEOPLE AND PROTECTED THE ANIMAL FROM DRUG DEALERS AND THE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BREED AND FIGHT THEM"


A judge voted on Tuesday to lift the prohibition of owning pit bulls in Pawtucket, and a city official says it may force his team to put down the dogs more consistently.  City Animal Control Supervisor John Holmes said the city will respect a judge’s ruling to strike down its decade-long ban on the breed.

“As of today, this law is not being enforced in the city of Pawtucket,” he said.

Holmes is disappointed, because he believes opponents of the ban continue to misinterpret officials’ rationale for making pit bull ownership illegal.

“The ordinance was put into effect, naturally, to protect the people, and also to protect the animal from the drug dealers and the people who want to get them and breed them and fight them,” he explained.

Opponents had argued, and the judge agreed, that the 2004 measure violated a 2013 state law barring cities and towns from passing breed-specific bans. They also argued the ordinance unjustly forced owners to give up their dogs or pack their bags.

HOLMES, A 40-YEAR ANIMAL CONTROL VETERAN, SAID THE BAN WORKED AS INTENDED -- REDUCING BOTH PIT BULL ATTACKS AND THE EUTHANASIA OF DANGEROUS DOGS.

“It was unbelievable. Pit bulls were euthanized here on a weekly basis. Since the ordinance was enacted, we probably have had to put down maybe two or three pit bulls a year,” said Holmes.

“We all hate euthanasia. We didn’t like this. Now I’m afraid we’re going to go back to it.”

The city has not yet decided whether or not it will appeal the ruling. Meanwhile, a pro-pit bull group plans to hold an event in Slater Park Sunday to celebrate.

http://wpri.com/2014/11/19/official-opponents-misinterpreted-reasoning-for-pit-bull-ban/


WHAT DOES A PITTER SAY?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjDR3LlNlNo&list=UUpwKPj3k3ZakSht8rz_mUzw&index=1&spfreload=1

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PIT BULL AND AN AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER ???



     THE SAME DIFFERENCE AS BETWEEN AN ORCA AND A KILLER WHALE.

OCEAN SHARKS AND LAND SHARKS - WHICH ONE KILLS MORE OFTEN ???




One lives in the salt water and one lives on the land. They can both rip your arm off and kill you, but the land shark (aka Pit Bull) kills more often.

https://www.facebook.com/ProtectChildrenFromPitBulls


BURNLEY, LANCASHIRE ENGLAND - A FAMILY'S STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER ATTACKED THEIR 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL BITING DOWN ON HER GROIN AREA NARROWLY MISSING HER FEMORAL ARTERY

A Burnley schoolgirl cheated death after being bitten by the family dog — narrowly missing one of her main arteries.  The 14-year-old was at home in Harling Street when the STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER attacked.
It sunk its teeth into her groin area, missing her femoral artery by millimetres. The dog was expected to be put down following the attack.  Both the teenager and her father were taken to hospital following the tea-time incident but escaped major harm, police said.
A spokesman for Lancashire Police said officers were called to reports of two people being bitten.
He said: "The father of the girl restrained the dog. We were called by the ambulance service, and sent a dog patrol officer with a dog pole.
"We took the dog and it is now in a kennel, and will likely be destroyed."
The dog is not believed to have attacked anybody before, he added.
The Lancashire Telegraph's health expert, Dr Tom Smith, said: "You have got to stop the bleeding very quickly because you can bleed to death if the femoral artery is severed.
"THE GIRL COULD HAVE BLED TO DEATH WITHIN FIVE MINUTES OR SO.  IT'S MUCH MORE DIFFICULT TO STOP THE BLEEDING IF THE ARTERY IS SEVERED AT THE GROIN BECAUSE YOU CAN'T PUT A TOURNIQUET THERE, YOU HAVE TO JAM YOUR FIST IN THE WOUND AND KEEP IT THERE UNTIL YOU GET TO THE HOSPITAL."
"Luckily the dog missed the artery, because you have five minutes and that's it."
A spokesman for the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) said both an ambulance and a rapid response car were sent to the family home, taking 19 minutes to arrive on scene at around 4.45pm on Wednesday..
He said: "We attended to two patients and both were taken in the same ambulance to Royal Blackburn Hospital."
The NWAS spokesman would not provide details of the injuries, but said he did not believe them to be serious.
Staffordshire bull terriers are stocky, muscular dogs, similar in appearance to American Staffordshire terriers and American pit bull terriers.
Speaking in September, when the RSPCA urged pet lovers to look at rehoming one of the dogs, chief vet Mark Evans said: "Staffies have a terrible press but this is not of their own making. In fact, they're wonderful dogs. They can make brilliant companions."

LA AURORA, HEREDIA, COSTA RICA - A FAMILY'S AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER ATTACKED THEIR BABY

American Staffordshire
AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER
Red Cross rescuers and paramedics from the Fire Department in La Aurora, province of Heredia, responded to an emergency call involving a baby who was viciously attacked by an American Staffordshire terrier. According to reporter Lady Rojas of online news daily Costa Rica Hoy, the infant was rushed to the Saint Vincent Paul Hospital, which is operated by La Caja, the national public health service.
According to the report, the canine in question is a companion of the baby´s parents. Red Cross rescuer Geovanny Viquez told CRHoy.com that the baby is currently in stable condition after the mauling. This rare attack is bound to elevate the controversy surrounding Pit Bull and American Staffordshire terrier breeds in Costa Rica. As previously reported by The Costa Rica Star, these dogs have come under scrutiny of the National Service of Animal Health and Welfare (Spanish acronym: SENASA) for their unscrupulous use in illegal dog fighting rings. In May 2012, we reported on the seizure of dogs within these breeds by SENASA authorities, which elicited the following statement by a spokesperson from animal rights organization AmStaff Costa Rica:
“It is a continuous struggle, and we will not give up until there is a law that penalizes with jail time those who take part in this practice, which hurt and kill our animals. We must leave behind the myth of the so called “Potentially Dangerous Dogs” (or its initials in Spanish PPP for “Perros Potencialmente Peligrosos)”
We must cease laying blame on specific breeds for the errors committed by human beings. Errors that cost the life, health and the stability of our dogs.”

With the support of SENASA, AmStaff has been able to process many complaints of abuse against the American Staffordshire Terrier and Pit Bull breeds; this is why the joint effort is fundamental in order to perform this worthwhile effort and put an end to dog fighting and all other forms of animal abuse and cruelty.
Pit Bull and AmStaff terrier puppies are sometimes stolen by unscrupulous dog fight organizers in Costa Rica, who have been known to conspire with expats from Southern California. As previously reported:
According to AmStaff Costa Rica volunteer Geovanna Rueda, a man from Sabanilla de Montes de Oca in the eastern suburbs of San Jose sent a photo that matched a unique spot on Max’s pelvis. The photo arrived with an explanation of how Max had been “dognapped” when he was just six months old. When volunteers took a caged Max to the home of his alleged former master they could not believe what happened.

Max got so excited and happy to see his master that he urinated all over the place and immediately set aside his aggressive instinct. Dog and owner embraced and cried. Max’s puppy toys, blankets and food were intact at his old home. It was instant rehabilitation for a pit bull terrier on the verge of being put down.

TORRELAGUNA, MADRID SPAIN - 3 DOGS, 2 OF THEM PIT BULLS, ATTACKED A 34-YEAR-OLD MAN ***DESTROYING HIS FACE*** AS HE WAS TAKING HIS USUAL WALK IN A PARK

Madrid: pit bull attack 'destroys' man's face

The three dogs repeatedly bit the man in the face and knees in Monday's horror attack in a park in the the town of Torrelaguna in Madrid province.
Ambulance workers said skin had been ripped from the man's face, jaw and scalp. He also had serious injuries to one knee.
The victim of the attack was rushed to Madrid's La Paz hospital in a serious condition, Spanish daily ABC reported.
Local authorities said the man attacked was a regular walker in the park. The dogs involved included 2 PIT BULL TERRIERS AND ONE DOG OF A RACE NOT DESCRIBED AS DANGEROUS.
Municipal police are now trying to track down the owner or owners of the dogs. 

Friday, November 28, 2014

ORANGE COUNTY FL - A NEIGHBOR'S LOOSE PIT BULL ATTACKED A PET DOG BEING WALKED ON A LEASH BY ITS OWNER - OTHERS WERE BITTEN TRYING TO PRY THE PIT OFF



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A child and her dog are injured after being attacked by a dog in Orange County, according to Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies.The Sheriff's Office said the 13-year-old girl was walking her dog when her neighbor’s PIT BULL attacked the dog on Lake Floy Circle Friday morning. The girl was injured when she tried to break up the fight, deputies said. While the Sheriff's Office called the dog a pit bull, animals experts told WESH 2 the dog was a "bully breed."

She was screaming, asking for help. She was very bloody," said a neighbor who tried to pry the pit bull off the girl and wound up being bitten.
The girl was taken to Dr. Phillips Hospital with injuries to her hand, deputies said. The girl’s dog was taken to a veterinarian’s office with serious injuries.
Neighbors told WESH 2's Matt Grant they have seen the dog walking in the neighborhood before without a leash. Orange County Animal Services detained the dog, which will be quarantined for 10 days while officials conduct a dangerous dog investigation.
Deputies said the dog's owner was not cooperative and could be charged with obstructing the investigation for not being truthful. The owner also faces more than $1,200 in fines for not having his dog on a leash and failing to control the animal.

LONDON ENGLAND - POLICE WERE FORCED TO STAB A STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER TO DEATH AFTER IT CLAMPED ITS JAWS ON ONE OF THEM AND WOULD NOT LET GO

4 year old Staffordshire, Missy, who was killed this morning by police during a raid
Police in London have stabbed and killed a dog after it attacked one of them during a suspected drugs raid on a house in south east London.
Missy, a four-year-old STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER, is understood to have bitten a trainee detective constable, as he and 14 of his colleagues executed a drugs search warrant at an address in Lonsdale Close in Lewisham.
IT IS BELIEVED THE DOG BECAME INCREASINGLY AGITATED AFTER BEING HIT BY PEPPER SPRAY.
A spokesman for Scotland Yard said the officer was bitten on the leg before the dog clamped its jaws and would not let go. The spokesman went on: “Other officers present attempted to remove the dog from the officer's leg and CS spray was deployed. Officers also called for assistance from a police dog unit and armed officers. 
“Due to growing concern for the officer's safety and an inability to control or remove the animal, it was deemed necessary to use force.
The spokesman said the injured officer, who is based at Lewisham borough, was taken by ambulance to a south London hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.
He is due to undergo surgery for the injuries he sustained.
No drugs were found at the address and no arrests were made.
Police have received a complaint regarding the incident and the matter has been passed to the Met's Directorate of Professional Standards.

POLLOCK, GRANT PARISH LA - 2 OR 3 STRAY DOGS MAULED BOBBIE CHEVEALLIER, 85, WHEN SHE WENT OUTSIDE TO DO YARD WORK - BOTH LEGS HAD TO BE AMPUTATED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

UPDATE:  Randy Cheveallier said the trauma surgeon treating his 85-year-old mother said her wounds are the worst he's seen. "She's not doing well, but she's doing well considering the circumstances," Randy Cheveallier told The Town Talk on Friday. "It's just a long row to hoe."


Bobbie Cheveallier was attacked Wednesday afternoon by two or three stray dogs after she took some trash to burn outside at her home on La. Highway 8, just outside Pollock. As of Friday afternoon, she was listed in critical condition, said a Rapides Regional Medical Center spokesperson.
Her son, who lives in the Prospect area, said nobody knows exactly what happened.
What they do know is that the boyfriend of a neighbor noticed three dogs as he was preparing to work on a project outside. Thinking it odd, the man walked over to investigate and found an unconscious "Miss Bobbie".  He yelled for his girlfriend to call 911, and the pair stayed with the woman until she was taken to Rapides Regional Medical Center by ambulance.
"It just devastated her," Randy Cheveallier said of the neighbor. "She's just been such an angel to momma since she moved there."
It's not known what type of dogs attacked Bobbie Cheveallier, but her son said the eyewitness told him ONE DOG APPEARED TO BE "WOLF-LIKE", OR LOOKED SOMETHING LIKE A GERMAN SHEPHERD OR CHOW CHOW.  While the eyewitness reported seeing three dogs, a release reported two dogs responsible for the attack.
On Friday, the Grant Parish Sheriff's Office continued a search for the dogs. Sheriff Steve McCain said 14 stray dogs were captured on Thursday and were taken to an Alexandria veterinarian so that DNA samples could be taken. Traps also have been set in the area, he said.
McCain had issued a press release Wednesday evening about the attack, advising people to be mindful of stray dogs and to be cautious before letting children play outside. McCain said residents should continue to be vigilant "until we can be sure that there's not a threat anymore."
The sheriff said an attack like this never has been reported to his office.
Randy Cheveallier said he's been in touch with McCain and with the detective heading the investigation. Meanwhile, the family, including another son from Shreveport and a granddaughter from Texas, continues to keep a vigil at the hospital.
WHEN THE SURGEON TOLD THEM THAT BOBBIE CHEVEALLIER'S LEGS WOULD HAVE TO BE AMPUTATED ABOVE THE KNEES, FAMILY MEMBERS WERE UPSET. But Randy Cheveallier said they also understood that it had to be done to save her. He said he believes his mother would have died outside her home from blood loss if the attacking dogs hadn't been noticed.
Randy Cheveallier said the attack left the woman without skin on most of her legs, and that most of the tissues and muscles had been mutilated.
But he said his mother's vital signs were improving and that she was scheduled to see a kidney specialist later on Friday. A diabetic, Bobbie Cheveallier already has undergone the amputation surgery and another surgery to stop some internal bleeding. Doctors have said she faces more procedures.
He had praise for the nursing staff at Rapides, and chuckled while saying that the family may adopt her doctor. "The medical staff here have been excellent," he said.
He said they've had many visitors and callers, some of whom were among the many kids his mother babysat throughout the years and who now are scattered across the country. One call came from a woman in California, he said.
Charles Kendrew grew up in Pollock and went to school with the Cheveallier children. "A terrible tragedy," said Kendrew, who now lives near Atlanta, Georgia.
"It was very tough to hear that last night because I just think the world of her."
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Pollock, LA -- The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a person that was mauled by 2 STRAY DOGS Wednesday evening just west of Pollock on Hwy. 8.

Deputies determined that an elderly lady had been mauled by two stray dogs.

GPSO did not state to what breed the stray dogs belonged.

Please be aware of any stray dogs that may be in the area and use caution if any are spotted.

Take extra precaution with children playing outside. 

http://www.myarklamiss.com/story/d/story/grant-parish-sheriffs-office-warns-stray-dog-attac/33406/Aa6Fk5jdDEGGmonh8lg_3w


Thursday, November 27, 2014

DENISON TX - A WOMAN OUT WALKING WAS ATTACKED BY A PACK OF DOGS - SHE WAS BITTEN ALL OVER HER BODY AND WAS AIR LIFTED TO A DALLAS HOSPITAL

KTEN.com - No One Gets You Closer

A Denison man is speaking out after his wife was attacked by a pack of dogs last night, knocking her to the ground while they bit her.  Police say an ambulance responded and the woman, who was on the way back from a trip into town, later had to be taken by helicopter to Dallas. Tonight, her family is asking for prayers.

"It grabbed her in the feet, the arms, the head, everything, they were dragging her," says victim's husband Jeffrey Woodall.

Woodall says his wife Lois Ann called him on the phone and she was in distress, but he couldn't understand her.

"Besides wanting me with her, she could barely talk. I could barely hear what she said," says Woodall.

Soon, he was on the way to Parkland Hospital, finding out several dogs had attacked her while she was walking near railroad tracks in the 300 block of E. Sears around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, tearing off most of her clothes. 

"It was like hell on her legs, she was tore up," says Woodall. "All I could do was sit there and hold the one arm that was still able to hold mine. I was about ready to break."

"From her waist down was nothing but dog bites, and up around her head area. But the only thing that kind of saved her body area was she had on a real heavy winter coat," says father-in-law Richard Stephens.

"And I told her at least take the bike, that's her bike right there. I told her at least take that. I was actually attacked by some dogs once before and the reason why I was able to get away was because I had a 10-speed," says Woodall.

"She always walk to wherever she is. She's a brave person, more brave than I am," says mom Cassandra White.

KTEN spoke to a few people who live or work in this area, and a couple of them told us they have seen dogs here before.

"Small ones, large ones, running down the tracks in packs, probably anywhere from 3 to 5 at a time," says Randy Morgan, who works nearby. "Yeah, it is kind of surprising. Usually they stay away from people."

"The dogs are always in groups, so it doesn't surprise me," says Sabrina Berrera.

"I walk all the time, we all do. They don't even attack the girls," says Vanessa Melgoza.

"It's terrible!" says nearby resident Maria Castillo.

As the 34-year-old recovers from her injuries, police say they found the owner and the dogs have now been secured.

"When we seen her last night, they had some bandages on her leg, but the rest of her, they were still sewing her up and taking X-rays," says Stephens.

"I'm just praying for her. I just ask people to pray for my daughter," says White.

Family members say the victim told them A COUPLE OF THE DOGS MAY HAVE BEEN PIT BULLS. They're already considering a lawsuit. Police say they've not yet determined whether any charges are warranted in this case.

http://www.kten.com/story/27493327/denison-family-speaks-out-after-woman-injured-in-vicious-dog-attack


COLCHESTER VT - AN UNKNOWN BREED DOG ATTACKED AND KILLED A YORKIE BEING WALKED BY ITS 74-YEAR-OLD OWNER

WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports- Police: Colchester dog mauled to death:

Police say a Colchester man's dog was attacked and killed by another dog Saturday.

Colchester resident Seamus Mclaughlin has two dogs --- a Bernese Mountain Dog named Bentley and Black Lab named Sophie. He says a vicious attack Saturday night has everyone with dogs in his Colchester neighborhood on high alert. "We were pretty shocked and upset by what happened," he said.


Police say just before 6 p.m. Saturday, a 74-year-old resident was walking his ten pound Yorkshire Terrier on Wall Street. That's when another dog attacked the Yorkie and killed it.  Police say it was unprovoked. THE ATTACKING DOG AND ITS OWNER -- A WHITE MAN IN HIS LATE TWENTIES -- THEN RAN OFF. 

"It didn't appear that the dog was leashed. It came up from behind the other dog and essentially grabbed it in the middle, did significant trauma to the other dog which ultimately did kill it," said Colchester Police Sgt. Michael Fish.

Police initially reported the attacking dog as a mostly black with some lighter patches but now they say the dog is mostly TAN WITH SOME DARKER PATCHES AND ABOUT 50 TO 60 POUNDS.  Mclaughlin says that description does not match any dogs in his tight-knit neighborhood. "If you see anyone that looks out of place in the neighborhood, give a call because mostly everyone knows everyone in this neighborhood, and where all the dogs are and that's definitely one dog we haven't recognized before," he said.

But Police say they are narrowing their focus to the surrounding areas including Wall Street,  Kylie Way and Severance Road.  "The person was wearing just a white T-shirt and blue jeans. It was about 25 degrees the other night when this happened, so it would stand to reason that the person is right from that area," Sgt Fish said.

Lauren McCormick is another longtime resident in the neighborhood. She says she will miss seeing the Yorkie walk down the street. "I found it heartbreaking. He walks his dog numerous times a day and I felt like he was part of our development, so it's very sad," she said.

Neighbors and Police urge the owner of the dog that attacked the Yorkie to come forward to prevent another pet from getting hurt or killed. "I'm sure it was an accident that a dog attacked a smaller dog, but you need to take responsibility for your animals," McCormick said.
"We're not looking to destroy the animal, we're not looking to seize the animal, we're just trying to make sure this doesn't occur again,"  Sgt Fish said.
Police have not released the identity of the owner of he dog that was killed.  They say the owner of the dog responsible for the attack could be issued a ticket for not leashing his dog.

http://www.wcax.com/story/27462760/police-colchester-dog-mauled-to-death

AMITE COUNTY MS - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A MAN AND WOMAN LEAVING THEM WITH SEVERE INJURIES - HOSPITALIZED FOR SEVERAL DAYS

A  PIT BULL  attacked a man and a woman in Amite County Thursday afternoon, giving them injuries severe enough to keep them in the hospital for several days for surgery.

If not for the quick actions of one of the victims, Charles Waguespack, it is not clear where they would be today, authorities said.
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CALHOUN GA - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL ATTACKED A 57-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WHEN SHE WENT TO CHECK HER MAIL

A Calhoun woman, checking her mail sustained injuries when a dog attacked her.

A Calhoun woman, checking her mail sustained injuries when a dog attacked her.  The 57-year-old said she went outside her Hunt Drive home about 3: 40 p.m., Saturday, November 22, and was walking back when the PIT BULL  from next door attacked her, according to the Calhoun Police Department incident report.
She was taken to the emergency room by Emergency Medical Services and suffered scratches and bites to her arm, back and buttocks.

City of Calhoun Animal Control took the dog, which it continued to house through Monday.  Clyde Burchett, Animal Control director, said he was conducting an investigation to determine what happened and why the dog, which he said is a bulldog that appears to be a Pit Bull, was outside without being restrained.
Depending on the results of the investigation, the city would either cite the owner of the dog, also a Hunt Drive resident, for a leash law violation or deem the dog dangerous, in which case it would be euthanized, Burchett said.

The dog, a male that is about 2 years old, according to Burchett, has been involved in a prior incident. Burchett said the dog bit someone on the owner’s property when it was on a chain.

“It was hard to find fault with the dog or the owner on that,” Burchett said.

If the dog were deemed dangerous, the owner would have to meet stipulations — including securing liability insurance, providing a fence in which to keep the dog and posting signage warning of the danger on his property — to keep the dog at his home. "Most people opt out of all that," Burchett said.

CORPUS CHRISTI TX - A NEIGHBOR'S MASTIFF MIX ATTACKED A 16-YEAR-OLD TEENAGER AS SHE WAS WALKING WITH HER 6-YEAR-OLD BROTHER

A 16 year old girl suffered a serious dogbite to her leg on Tuesday evening, and her family wants the neighborhood nuisance gone for good.
The Guerreros say the dog, a  MASTIFF MIX  named "Cowboy" has attacked before, but no one ever reported it.  However, after what happened this week on 25th Street, they couldn't stay quiet any longer.
Desiree Guerrero cringed as her mom peeled back her bandage to inspect her deep cut sealed with two stitches.  Desiree also has smaller bites and scratches on her hands and arms from the attack.
Her mom, Lorraine Guerrero, recalls how it happened.
"I got a towel and I covered up the wound because it was a lot of gushing blood out, so I covered up the wound and I told my mom and my husband to call the ambulance and the police," she says.
The attack happened as Desiree and her brother walked past the dog owner's house on their way home.  They believe if Cowboy didn't go for her, he may have killed her six year old sibling.
"If I wasn't there, he would have been gone," says Desiree, "I couldn't sleep last night. I was shaking. I woke up, and my whole leg was like all cold, like I'm just scared."
They're not the only family with kids on 25th Street.
"We had already told him before to tie up the dog, because it was going to hurt somebody. They didn't listen," adds Lorraine.
The dog owner didn't want to be interviewed on camera, but said he keeps his dog in the house and has all the required paperwork.  He denies that it ever attacked anyone before last night.
Corpus Christi Animal Care Services couldn't tell us if the dog had its license and shots, but a supervisor did confirm the owner turned him over to be quarantined on Wednesday as required.
After 10 days in quarantine, the owner could get his dog back, unless it's deemed a "dangerous dog".
If that happens, the owner has to meet certain requirements first, including registering it as a dangerous dog, proving he can restrain it, and obtaining liability insurance for the dog.
The Guerreros, however, hope Cowboy will never have the chance to harm anyone else.
"I think the dog should be put to sleep, I mean he's dangerous," says Lorraine, "he could have killed my daughter. If she wouldn't have blocked her face and would have panicked more, he would have killed her."
The dog owner was cited for not having proof of vaccinations, nor a license, and creating a public nuisance by allowing it to run loose.
Animal Care Services is still deciding whether it will ask for that "dangerous dog" designation.

SALE CREEK, HAMILTON COUNTY TN - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A 10-YEAR-OLD BOY


This pit bull was surrendered after it attacked a 10-year old boy

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A 10-year old Sale Creek boy was reportedly attacked by a PIT BULL.  It happened Thanksgiving morning in the 100 block of Daugherty Ferry Road.  According to  the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, the boy's father told authorities his son was playing with the dog as he often did but for some reason, the dog attacked. 

The owner of the dog has been identified as Preston Curtin. According to authorities, Curtin lives next to the boy's home. 
The victim reportedly sustained serious injuries to his upper left arm and minor injuries to his chest. He was flown to an area hospital due to his serious injuries.

According to officials at the Humane Educational Society in Chattanooga, the owner of the dog agreed to surrender the animal.  It's unclear if any charges will be filed against the dog's former owner.

A woman claiming to be the boys mother posted a message on the WDEF Facebook page asking people to pray for her son. As of 4PM, she said her son was still undergoing surgery.

WDEF will continue to follow the story as more information becomes available.

http://www.wdef.com/news/story/Hamilton-County-boy-attacked-by-pit-bull/j52hjBiKmkegEYnoPQ-XOg.cspx

TULSA OK - A PIT BULL PULLED A CHIHUAHUA THROUGH ITS FENCE AND TOOK IT BACK TO A YARD FULL OF OTHER PIT BULLS AND THEY KILLED IT


A pet owner is outraged after her dog was killed by a pack of pit bulls.  Patti Sanders says a pit bull pulled her chihuahua "Finders" right through the fence in her midtown Tulsa backyard.
NEIGHBORS WITNESSED FOUR TO FIVE OTHER PIT BULLS GANG UP AND KILL THE CHIHUAHUA.
Sanders called the cops but their hands were tied, because the pit bulls owner wasn't home. Meaning they had no authority to take the violent dogs.
“They have all their rights because that dog is back in the yard before the pound showed up, what about my dog's rights in his yard?” Sanders said.
Animal control came back to the home hours later to confront the owner.
They found five pit bulls in the yard. They also found a dead dog and cat behind the house, but the owner wasn't home.
Animal control will pursue criminal charges, but the pit bulls will likely stay in the neighborhood until this case reaches a courtroom.

http://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/pet-owner-outraged-after-her-dog-is-killed-by-a-pack-pit-bulls-in-her-neighborhood

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG FL - A WOMAN SHOT AT HER NEIGHBOR'S 2 PIT BULLS THAT TORE OPEN A WINDOW SCREEN AND ATTACKED HER MOTHER AS SHE WAS CLOSING A WINDOW OF HER HOME

WFLA News Channel 8


A St. Petersburg woman shot and wounded her next door neighbor's two pit bulls Monday night after they attacked her elderly mother through a bedroom screen as she tried to close the window.

"They had my mom and I had to protect my mother and child," the woman said.

She asked us not to identify her or the location of her home for fear of retribution. But she wanted to tell her story in an exclusive interview with 8 On Your Side.

She insists last night was the seventh time the neighbor's aggressive pair of pit bulls have dug through her backyard fence to terrorize her family and her own dog.

Monday night, while her 69-year-old mother frantically called 911 for help, the woman said she retrieved a .38 caliber handgun loaded with hollow point bullets and fired three shots at the dogs as they bit her mother's hands.

"The blood-curdling scream that came from her, that was the only thing I could do," the woman said.

Police arrived to the scene on 55th Avenue South moments after the shooting and decided that it was a justified act of self defense.

The dogs by that time had limped back to the neighbor's home. 

According to police, the dogs' owner, Mariamma Braxton, then took them to a clinic for treatment of minor gunshot injuries and surrendered the animals. The clinic later turned them over to Pinellas Animal Services.

County veterinarians determined the pit bulls were too aggressive to keep for adoption.

"We couldn't even approach the cage," said Doug Brightwell, Field Services Manager for Pinellas Animal Services. 

County workers euthanized the pit bulls Tuesday morning.

No one answered a knock at Braxton's door. She did not respond to a business card left at the house. A sign in Braxton's front window cautions visitors to "Beware of Dog." 



The woman who shot Braxton's dogs tells 8 On Your Side she feels terrible about what happened, but would do it again under the same circumstances.

"Anything to protect my mother and my child," she said. "That is why I have the gun."

http://www.wfla.com/story/27479119/st-pete-woman-shoots-dogs-after-attack
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A St. Petersburg woman shot 2 PIT BULLS  belonging to her neighbor after the dogs attacked her mother through a window, St. Petersburg police said.
Ellen Staples, 69, told police the dogs were running loose in her yard at 1151 55th Ave. S. on Monday evening. When she went to close her window to make sure the dogs didn’t get inside, they began to leap at her from outside, biting her hands and wrist, police said.
When staples called out for help, her daughter Robin Alotaibi, 51, retrieved a handgun and fired three shots at the dogs, hitting both and sending them fleeing back into their own yard, police said.
Police arrived on the scene at around 6:45 p.m. and found the wounded pit bulls alive at 1195 55th Ave. S. Their owner, Mariamma Braxton, took the dogs to a veterinary hospital for treatment, police said.

Because Alotaibi fired the weapon in defense of her mother, no charges will be filed, police said.
A report has been forwarded to the State Attorney’s Office, which could lead to an ordinance violation against Braxton, police said.

http://tbo.com/pinellas-county/woman-shoots-neighbors-dogs-for-attacking-mother-20141125/
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Robin Alotaibi, 51, fired three rounds at the PIT BULLS  when they leapt up at Ellen Staples, 69, biting her wrist and hands as she tried to shut a window, St. Petersburg police said.
The dogs were taken to a veterinarian hospital for treatment by their owner, who lives near Staples' house at 1151 55th Ave. S. Staples told officers she had previous problems with the pit bulls and went to close the window when she noticed them running loose in her yard.
Police said the dogs ran back home after Alotaibi shot them, and no charges were filed Monday. Authorities said the dogs' owner could be cited for an ordinance violation.'
No further information was immediately available.