Wednesday, December 31, 2014

MISSION, HIDALGO COUNTY TX - A STRAY PIT BULL INVADED ANOTHER FENCED YARD AND ATTACKED THE OWNER OF A FEMALE PIT BULL SAID TO POSSIBLE BE IN HEAT - THE OWNER IS IN SERIOUS CONDITION

NEAR MISSION — A 56-year-old man suffered serious injuries after he was mauled by a PIT BULL  Tuesday afternoon, authorities say.
A Hidalgo County Sherriff’s deputy fired his weapon at the dog, killing it, as it also tried to attack him when he arrived at the scene, said J.P. Rodriguez, the department’s spokesman.

The attack happened around noon on Sofia Drive west of North Moorefield Road. The deputy responded to several 911 calls of a man being attacked by dogs and found the man with serious injuries to his head and upper body. Another man was assisting the victim, who was bleeding on the ground, when the deputy noticed a pit bull approaching him in an aggressive manner, authorities say.
“It is something that we are prepared to deal with,” Rodriguez said. “We are going to make the scene safe to try to help the victim and if necessary we are going to discharge our firearm at the animal to accomplish that mission.”
Rodriguez said the dog entered the fenced property through a hole, close to the area where the attack occurred. The victim owned a female pit bull that was taken by animal control, which investigators believe could have been in heat, causing the other dog to be aggressive.
The dog that was shot was not wearing a collar and investigators are still looking for a possible owner.
The victim was taken to a local hospital where he received emergency surgery and remained in stable but critical condition as of Tuesday evening.
Rodriguez said these kinds of attacks are uncommon in the county but urges anyone that notices stray dogs acting aggressive to call authorities.
“People have a right to be safe in their neighborhoods and on their property from any threats whether it’s from a person or an animal,” he said.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

BLOSSOM VALLEY, SAN DIEGO COUNTY CA - A LOOSE PIT BULL ATTACKED STACEY RUSSELL'S HORSE AS SHE WAS RIDING ON QUAIL CANYON ROAD - SHE WANTS TO FIND OUT IF THIS IS THE SAME PIT BULL THAT ATTACKED ANOTHER RIDER AND HER HORSE IN 2011


By Miriam Raftery
Updated December 30, 2014 with a response from the County Animal Control Department.

December 29, 2014 (Blossom Valley) –For the second time in three years, a PIT BULL running loose has viciously attacked a horse and rider outside the same Blossom Valley residence.

“Me and my horse were attacked yesterday,” Stacey Russell told East County Magazine.  According to Russell, a bluish-gray pit bull dog seriously injured her horse outside 10937 Quail Canyon – the same address where a similar attack occurred in 2011.

“He’s 26 and I thought for sure I was watching him get killed,” she said of her horse. “Thank God he got away, but the dog chased him for a mile.”  Russell was also wounded, sustaining head trauma, whiplash and other injuries including a sore back and leg, as well as bite mark on her arm that didn’t break the skin.  She required  treatment at the Emergency Room for her injuries.

The dog stopped its attack only after Russell’s friend on horseback intervened, trampling the dog to stun it until a man she believes is the owner came and took the dog away, claiming it belonged to a visitor from Pennsylvania.

In the 2011 attack, the resident had claimed the dog belonged to a visitor from Los Angeles. According to a listing on Zillow, a real estate site, the home has been under the same ownership since 2010.

In the earlier attack on February 28, 2011, Marilyn Gramse wrote in an editorial published on ECM that two equestrians were riding on a designated trail on Quail Canyon. When they approached the home at 10937 Quail Canyon, a pit bull dog and the resident came out to the equestrians, Gramse said.

“The pit bull began sniffing the horses, bit the rider, and attacked the horse—going for the throat. The horse, struggling for its life, began to circle, dumping the rider,” she stated. “The rider hit her head on the drop-down mailbox and fell to the ground. The horse began running down the center of Quail Canyon with the dog hot on her heels.” A passerby stopped to offer aide. The horse was taken to an emergency animal clinic, where it had stitches and a drain installed.

Gramse complained at the time that three calls to County Animal Control were not returned, until she next called supervisor Dianne Jacob.  Within an hour, Animal Control arrived but indicated the owner would only receive a ticket to appear in court and a fine of $150 to $300.

“Everyone in Blossom Valley will be at risk walking, riding, bicycling, or running passing the home at 10937 Quail Canyon as this yard is not fenced,” she wrote.
Russell is angered to learn that a prior dog attack on a horse occurred at the same address where her horse was attacked yesterday.  Like the prior victim, she says she called Animal Control and the Sheriff. She is seeking to find out whether the pit bull that attacked her is the same pit bull involved in the savage 2011 attack.  She says she intends to pursue legal action, because “I don’t want it happening to anyone else.”

ECM also contacted Animal Control and the Sheriff. The Sheriff referred us to Animal Control.  Daniel DeSousa, deputy director of the County's Department of Animal Services, responded and said the Department is investigating the most recent attack. 

"Our Department is investigating this most recent attack.  As our animal control officer did not witness the attack, we cannot pursue criminal charges against the dog owner.  That being said, the witnesses to this incident have been offered the opportunity to pursue a Private Person’s Arrest against the dog owner for the multiple violation and we will be filing criminal charges at their request," he said. 

In addition, De Sousa advised ECM, "The Department is also looking into declaring the dog to be a public nuisance under our County Code.  If the dog is declared to be a public nuisance, the Department has the authority to abate that nuisance either by the imposition of conditions and restrictions upon the dog owner for the continued maintenance of the dog or through the destruction of the dog.  That decision would be made by the Department’s Dangerous Dog Task Force once our investigation is complete."



Monday, December 29, 2014

MACON GA - 3 PIT BULLS BELONGING TO THE FAMILY OF ATTORNEY VERONICA BRINSON ESCAPED THEIR FENCE AND KILLED A SCHNAUZER BEING WALKED ON A LEASH BY ITS OWNER



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ANOTHER VIDEO WITH BRINSON SPEAKING

Dogs belonging to the family of attorney Veronica Brinson are accused of injuring a woman as they killed her dog in north Macon.  Shortly before 9 a.m. Friday, Claudia Naranjo had taken her Schnauzer outside on Millwood Court when 3 PIT BULLS came after the dog, named Renalto.

Naranjo, 38, of Miami, was visiting Tora and Zarina Gore for the holidays at the end of the cul de sac around the corner from the Brinson home on Brookfield Drive, which runs off Bowman Road behind the Publix on Bass Road.

Zarina Gore was inside her bedroom when the victim’s husband started knocking on the door asking her to call 911 for an ambulance and deputies.

“When I opened the door, he said that they attacked her dog and attacked her. The dog is dead, her dog is dead and she got bitten all over her fingers,” Zarina Gore said.
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Her guest was taken by ambulance to the hospital with multiple injuries to her hands and also had a wound on her nose, Gore said  “These dogs had come to my yard two weeks ago,” Gore said.

One of Brinson’s dogs might have been stabbed during the incident, according to a Macon-Bibb animal welfare officer.  A neighbor said the victim’s husband, identified by the victim’s attorney as Jose Munoz, got in his car and drove up the street and through the backyard of the home next to Brinson’s house, which had been under repair since a June fire.

A Bibb deputy pointed out what appeared to be blood on the front bumper of the man’s car, but it was not initially clear if he had hit one of the fleeing dogs.  An animal control officer later recovered a large bloody knife believed to have been used on one of the dogs.

A man who identified himself as Veronica Brinson’s son declined to comment on the incident.
Macon-Bibb animal welfare officer Sonja Adams told Brinson’s son he would receive three citations for failing to restrain his dogs.  He could be charged with animal cruelty or neglect if he does not get immediate medical attention for the dog that was stabbed, she told him.

Two of the dogs were contained at the Brinson house after the attack, and one was still “at large,” Adams said.  Officers continued to look in the neighborhood for the missing white, female pitbull with brown markings whose name is Coco, Adams said.  Anyone who spots the injured animal is asked to call 911.

The Brinson dogs could remain under strict quarantine at the house as long as they remain secured inside with only brief trips outside on a leash, when necessary.  Earlier this year, when food was left unattended on the stove in Brinson’s home, a half-dozen pitbull puppies perished.  Neighbors said the family has not been living there while the house was being repaired, and the dogs had gotten out before without incident.

A man, who only would identify himself as someone making repairs on the Brinson house, said he thought the gate had been tampered with on the tall wooden fence around the Brinsons’ backyard.
Veronica Brinson will be conducting her own investigation, he said.

Repairs were made to the gate Monday morning.  Bibb deputies were called to the Brinson home just before noon to investigate any injuries their dog sustained.


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OKLAHOMA CITY OK - A WOMAN WAS MAULED BY A BOXER WHEN SHE WAS VISITING HER MOTHER AT HER APARTMENT COMPLEX

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An Oklahoma City woman was rushed to the hospital Thursday after a dog jumped on her and bit her on the arm and hand.

“She was shaking like a rag doll,” said Rita Hodges, the victim’s mother.
Hodges said her daughter was walking to her car after visiting her at The Augusta Apartments on Northwest 122nd Street when the BOXER escaped its owner and jumped on her daughter.
“My daughter is 47 years old, but they’re still your baby. It doesn't make any difference,” Hodges said. “For the last two nights, every time I lay down, I hear my daughter scream and I see it again in my mind.”


According to a police report, the dog was on a leash but had pulled away from its pregnant owner.
“She pulled the dog off of my daughter, stands there, and now I’m coming by and the dog is lunging at me and I turned to her and told her not very nicely, ‘Get the dog away,’” Hodges said.
Police said they did not seize the dog at the scene because the victim did not want to press charges or demand the dog to be picked up. The dog was not running loose attacking people or other animals.
The victim has since signed a citation with animal control and the dog will be seized.
A judge will hear the case and decide whether the dog will be euthanized or returned to the owners on certain conditions.
KOCO reached out to the owners and was told “no comment.”

http://www.koco.com/news/dog-bites-send-okc-woman-to-hospital/30362802

TURLOCK CA - A FRIEND'S PIT BULL BIT AN 11-YEAR-OLD BOY ON THE ARM IN AN UNPROVOKED ATTACK

The Turlock Police Department put a PIT BULL into quarantine after it bit a young boy in an unprovoked incident. The 11-year-old boy sustained a bite to his arm and was treated at a local hospital.

The boy was visiting a friend at an apartment in the 100 block of Starr Avenue early Saturday evening. The boy had been in the apartment with the dog without problems, but later as he was walking through the courtyard, the dog ran up and bit him.  The incident was reported to the police and the owners of the dog willingly gave it up to be placed in quarantine.

California law regulates that a dog that has bitten someone be placed into a 10-day quarantine at an animal shelter to determine if the dog is vicious, rabid or diseased.  If the dog is found to be in good health, vaccinated and does not pose a public health safety threat, it may be returned to the owner.

http://www.turlockjournal.com/section/15/article/28245/


SAANICH, BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA - A FAMILY'S PIT BULL/ROTTWEILER MIX MAULED THEIR 17-DAY-OLD INFANT

A pit-bull rottweiler mix attacked a newborn baby in British Columbia, Canada, the child is expectyed to survive, but might need plastic surgery, Dec. 28, 2014
A pit-bull rottweiler mix attacked a newborn baby in British Columbia, Canada, the child is expected to survive, but might need plastic surgery.

UPDATE:  The dog that mauled the infant girl had been declared dangerous since 2007.

Another child has been injured in a dog attack, this time the tragedy occurred in Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in the early morning hours of Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, when a longtime family pet mauled its owners' newborn baby. The dog was a 17-year-old Pit Bull Rottweiler mix, and the child was a 16-day-old baby girl, who received "significant facial and head injuries."

Saanich Police Const. Nawid Akbar updated the public on the situation, explaining the girl's medical condition, saying, "She's in stable condition in the hospital and all accounts point to her being released shortly." The baby is being treated at Victoria General Hospital. lMost of her injuries are superficial and she expected to survive, but doctors are unsure if it will cause problems later on, Akbar "speculated" that she might need plastic surgery, because the injuries were concentrated on her face.

The family allowed the dog to be euthanized, as is the custom after the attack. The baby's parents as the dog's owners could face additional repercussions, Child and family services was contacted and the police are considering charging them for criminal negligence; the investigation is ongoing.

The attack is causing much debate, because of the combination of the mix breed, and the age of the victim, a newborn baby. Barbara Watt, the president of the Victoria City Kennel Club spoke to the Vancouver Sun. Watt said a pit-bull Rottweiler mix has the potential of being dangerous, because of the aggression in one bread and size of the other, "People who cross breeds like that probably have no idea what they are bringing into the world." The Kennel Club president also pointed out that jealousy was a factor in attack, because longtime pets often do not take well to a new baby in the house, where the center of attention is transferred from the pet to the child, Watt noted "They have to be very careful of how they introduce those two."

Constable Akbar also weighed-in on the issue in his press release to the public, warning that "When you have small children, especially children who can't care for themselves, and when they're as young as a 16-day-old baby, it's a reminder that when you have pets in the home it's very important to be aware of your pets as well as your children. At the end of the day, pets are animals and you don't know what they're going to do."

http://www.examiner.com/article/family-dog-17-year-old-pit-bull-rottweiler-mix-mauls-newborn-baby-bc-canada

GERMISTON SOUTH AFRICA - 3 PIT BULLS - ROXY, SATAN AND PSYCHO - ESCAPED THEIR FENCE AND MAULED A GROUNDKEEPER AT A PRIMARY SCHOOL KILLING HIM

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THREE PIT BULLS  mauled a man to death in Germiston, on the East Rand,Netwerk24 reported on Monday.

Abie Masia, a 47-year-old security guard at the Laerskool Oosterkruin, was near the institution when the attack happened in Weerd Road, Primrose, at around 15:00 on Saturday.

Sergeant Frank Nkuna told The Star the dogs escaped through a gap in the gate of the owner's home.

An off-duty police officer shot and killed one of the dogs, Roxy. The other two, Satan and Psycho, were taken to the Germiston SPCA.

The owner was not home at the time. Nkuna said if it could be proven that he was negligent he would be charged with murder.

Netwerk24 reported that the owner did not know what led to the attack.

"Something must have triggered Roxy. A dog will not just attack. I cannot believe she [Roxy] did this," the owner was quoted as saying.

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Pitbulls-kill-man-in-Germiston-20141229

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A school groundkeeper was killed after he was attacked by three pitbulls in Primrose, Germiston, on Saturday, and the owner of the dogs could be charged with murder.
The man, apparently a 45-year-old working as a groundkeeper at Oosterkruin Primary School, was not far from the school when the attack happened on Weert Road.
Police spokesman Sergeant Frank Nkuna said on Sunday it was believed the dogs escaped from a gap near the gate of the owner’s house.
Another officer from Primrose police station said a passer-by who witnessed the attacked tried to intervene but was overpowered by the dogs and was bitten.
Eventually, an off-duty police officer intervened and shot dead one of the dogs.
The two remaining dogs were taken to the Germiston SPCA.
Nkuna said it was not clear if the gap through which the dogs escaped was there long before the incident.
He said an inquest had been opened at Primrose police station.
Nkuna said that if it was found that the dogs’ owner, who was not at home at the time of the incident, was negligent, he or she would be charged with murder.



ENID OK - A NEIGHBOR'S 2 PIT BULLS ESCAPED THEIR PROPERTY AND ATTACKED A 10-YEAR-OLD BOY PLAYING OUTSIDE - ARM CRUSHED WITH BOTH BONES BROKEN - NOSE FRACTURED - FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION NEEDED - LACERATION IN BACK OF HEAD WENT TO SKULL - PORTION OF EAR SEWN BACK ON....AND MORE

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Here is a comment to this post by a person using the name Greg Robinson.  This child's parents will learn quickly that pit bull victims are usually blamed for being mauled by someone else's mutant dogs. This Greg Robinson appears to be blaming the mother for not watching her kid and either stopping the attack or preventing it all together. No, mothers do not follow their 10-year-old sons out to play up and down a sidewalk or street on a scooter. I'm sure there were other kids out playing and parents coming and going.  Pit bulls are known for taking kids right out of their parents arms and mauling and/or killing them. No, Sir, this mother is not a "bad mother".  And saying these dogs were either bad or not bad means nothing. These dogs did what they were bred to do.
    
Greg Robinson has left a new comment on your post "ENID OK - A NEIGHBOR'S 2 PIT BULLS ESCAPED THEIR P...": 
Everybody is blaming the dogs for the attack, but what about the mother who let her 10 yr old son play out in the street without supervision? Where's her fault in this? Maybe if she was outside watching her kid she could've stopped the attack or prevented it all together. I don't say bad dogs, I say bad parenting on the mothers part. 



TWO PIT BULLS  attacked an Oklahoma child over the weekend.
Authorities say a 10-year-old boy was outside playing when two pit bull dogs allegedly attacked him.
The child’s parents and nearby neighbors rushed to the rescue and helped pull the dogs off the boy.
Police say the child broke his arm and suffered several cuts during the attack.
“His right arm is broken, where the dog bit down, crushed both bones and shook him. He’s got a horse-shoe shaped mark on the back of his head — it’s got 10 staples in it and it went all the way down to the skull,” the boy’s mother, Christina Dettling, told EnidNews.“He’s got a 3-inch gash on his upper right butt cheek that’s got three staples. They had to sew a portion of his right ear back on. He’s got a fractured nose. He’s just got little cuts that had to have stitches. He’s got bruises on him.
Officials say Animal Control put the dogs down Monday.
According to EnidNews, the owner of the dogs was cited for two counts of failing to comply with a dangerous dogs ordinance, a violation of special conditions, subsequent attack by dogs running at large and failure to license an animal with the city of Enid.

Friday, December 26, 2014

PORTAGE IN - A MAN WAS MAULED TO DEATH BY HIS OWN PIT BULL ON CHRISTMAS DAY


A Portage man was found dead in his home Thursday night after suffering massive blood loss from dog bites to his arms and face by his PIT BULL,  according to Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris.


EDWARD L. CAHILL, 40, was pronounced dead at his home at 5586 Tulip Ave. in Portage according to the Portage Police Department. According to Harris, Cahill's girlfriend arrived home around 8 p.m. and discovered Cahill on the floor unresponsive.

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Police said Cahill was found in the living room of the residence covered in what appeared to be several lacerations to his arms and face. Police said what appeared to be blood was visible on the floor around Cahill's body, on the carpet, walls and furniture.
Two pit bulls were in the home when police arrived. Harris confirmed Cahill's dog, named Fat Boy, was alone responsible for his death. The other pit bull was put away in a bedroom.



Took his ass for a long walk and this is what he does as soon as we get in the door,with his eyes all rolled back and shit,He slipped into a coma for the day!!!!#exercise,#lazy,#fatass

The dog involved in the attack was taken to the Humane Society of Hobart where he was euthanized Friday morning.
"It was the only dog that was able to get to the individual," Harris said. "It was very obvious."
According to Portage police, Cahill's girlfriend told officers she and Cahill owned two pit bulls and they gave them some large bones on Christmas Eve.
According to police reports, the girlfriend told police that Fat Boy was extremely aggressive and protective of his bone. She said he would growl and snap at anyone who tried to take the bone.
Police said the girlfriend had told Cahill to euthanize Fat Boy in the past because he was "extremely aggressive and unpredictable."

Police reports state Cahill's girlfriend was living at the residence with Cahill, but was visiting family for Christmas since about 2 p.m. She reportedly spoke to Cahill on the phone around 5 p.m. and "everything was fine."
Harris said the attack was not witnessed. The Porter County coroner's office took possession of the body, but no autopsy is planned.
According to police reports, an Animal Control officer and a police officer on the scene attempted to remove Fat Boy with an animal control pole known as a trap line. Police said Fat Boy was on top of a bed, "continuously barking, growling, standing in an aggressive stance and lunging toward officers" and when he edged closer to the side of the bed toward the officers, a police officer deployed his Taser, striking the dog in the right side until he fell on the floor.
According to police reports, animal control was not able to get the trap line around the dog's neck prior to the end of the 5-second Taser cycle, so he allowed the Taser to cycle through until they could gain control of the dog.
Once they managed to place the trap line around the pit bull's neck, he was removed from the residence and taken to an animal control van, according to police reports. Police reported that Fat Boy bit the trap line in such a manner that he caused his mouth to bleed until he was secured in the van. 
The Portage Police Department is investigating the incident.
http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/portage-man-dies-from-dog-attack-on-christmas/article_ada25297-f706-5674-b4f5-e1f16ad882b7.html

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/12/27/cops-conclude-pit-bull-guilty-of-christmas-death-of-its-owner-but-is-this-a-rush-to-judgment-video/?fb_action_ids=10204430531396600&fb_action_types=og.comments

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2014 -  42 U.S. DOG BITE FATALITIES

PIT BULLS - 25
AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER MIX?? - 1
  (Just a fancier name for a pit bull !!!)
PIT BULL MIX - 2
BULLMASTIFF - 2
ROTTWEILER - 4
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
UNKNOWN BREED DOG - 3   (PACKS OF DOGS- 2 ON INDIAN RESERVATIONS)
KEESHOND MIX - 1
15 DOGS: BLUE AND RED HEELERS, AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS AND HOUNDS ?? - 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 - 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- 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- CRAIG SYTSMA - 46 - METAMORA TOWNSHIP MI - FROM LIVONIA MI, HE WAS JOGGING WHEN HE WAS ATTACKED BY 2 CANE CORSOS. 

26. 8-4 - 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- JOEL CHIRIELEISON, 6 - FANNING SPRINGS FL -  POSSIBLY AUNT'S 2 PIT BULLS 

28. 8-9 - 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 - JAVON DADE JR. - 4 - GOULDS, MIAMI-DADE FL - MAULED TO DEATH BY HIS FATHER'S PIT BULLS

30. 9-21- 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 -  ALICE PAYNE - 75 - CAVE CITY AR - KILLED IN HER HOME BY HER OWN PIT BULL

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

33. 10-24 -  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 - 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. 


35. 11-12 - DEANNE LYNN COANDO - 40 - WIND RIVER INDIAN RESERVATION WY - ATTACKED BY 1 OR MORE DOGS  - BEFORE SOMEONE FOUND HER SHE SUFFERED FROM LOSS OF BLOOD FROM BITES AND HYPOTHERMIA  AND DIED AT THE HOSPITAL IN RIVERTON.

36. 11-18 - STELLA ANTANAITIS - 91 - STRATFORD CT - SHE WAS ATTACKED BY A DOG SHE HAD RAISED FROM A PUPPY AND OWNED FOR ABOUT 8 YEARS SINCE HER HUSBAND DIED IN 2006 -  A KEESHOND MIX - HER WOUNDS WERE SO SEVERE SHE NEEDED SKIN GRAFTS.

37. 11-18 - JAYLA RODRIGUEZ - 8 - KILLED BY A PACK OF DOGS ON THE PINE RIDGE SOUTH DAKOTO INDIAN RESERVATION.

38. 11-23 - JOSE ROBLES - 62 - WENT OUT FOR A WALK AND WENT MISSING - HE WAS LATER FOUND WITH HIS CLOTHES TORN OFF AND SCATTERED ABOUT  AT THE BOTTOM OF A STEEP EMBANKMENT  ABOUT A MILE AWAY WITH 15 DOGS DESCRIBED AS BLUE AND RED HEELERS, AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS AND HOUNDS NEAR BY. HE SUFFERED NUMEROUS BITES.

39. 12-1 - BOBBIE CHEVEALLIER - 85 - ATTACKED BY SEVERAL DOGS AS SHE WAS TAKING GARBAGE OUT IN HER YARD - BOTH HER LEGS WERE MUTILATED SO BAD THEY HAD TO BE AMPUTATED ABOVE THE KNEES.

40. 12-6 - CHRISTOPHER CAMEJO - 2 - CRYSTAL RIVER, CITRUS COUNTY FL - KILLED IN BACKYARD BY HIS FAMILY'S DOGS - 4 ROTTWEILERS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE HOME.

41.12-15 - RITA WOODARD (RITA ROSS) - 64 - FLOUR BLUFF, CORPUS CHRISTI TX -  KILLED BY AT LEAST 5 OF THE 17 DOGS SHE WAS FOSTERING.  ALL THE DOGS TAKEN BY ANIMAL CONTROL APPEAR TO BE PIT BULLS AND OR PIT BULL MIXES.

 42. 12-25 -  EDWARD L. CAHILL - 40 - PORTAGE IN - MAULED TO DEATH BY HIS OWN MALE PIT BULL NAMED FAT BOY.




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 - PIT BULL - 2 

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, December 24, 2014

WEST PALM BEACH FL - A NEIGHBOR'S LOOSE PIT BULL ATTACKED A WOMAN AND HER 2 GREYHOUNDS AS THEY WERE TAKING THEIR USUAL WALK


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Elizabeth Paquette and her two greyhounds, Zack and Mazie, are resting after all three were attacked by a neighbor's PIT BULL last Friday.
“I’m having a hard time sleeping at night,” said Paquette.
Elizabeth said she was walking her dogs on New York Street around noon when two dogs charged at her.
“Took a running leaping jump on me and bit me on the chest, took me to the ground. I dropped the leash and my dogs ran," she said. 
Elizabeth said the pit bull then went after her dogs, biting Zack on the leg. Mazie suffered a cut to her face. She called the police, then Animal Care and Control, and was taken to the hospital.  The pit bull, named Nala, is now in quarantine at Animal Care and Control for rabies vaccinations.
“I’m in a lot of shock. This was very traumatic. I mean this is a street I live on and walk on every day, and this dog comes out and attacks me. These dogs aren’t even vaccinated,” she said.
Nala was adopted from Animal Care and Control a few years ago. Captain Dave Walesky said she has no previous incidents, and an investigator is looking into the case; but there’s a good chance, she’ll be back with her owners soon.
“They do plan on coming to get Nala. Typically at the end of the quarantine, the dog can go home,” he said. “ If there is enough cause to go forward with dangerous dog classification, we would work that out before she goes home.”
It's not the outcome Elizabeth was expecting.
“We have children that live on this street and the families are very worried about this; and we have businesses on this street, and there’s a lot of liability,” said Paquette. “ I mean, I’m glad this happened to me and not to a small child really.”
Animal Care and Control said if Nala successfully completes quarantine, she’ll be home before the New Year.

BAKER LA - 20 DOGS AND A RACCOON EUTHANIZED AFTER POLICE ARRESTED EUGENE GRAYER AND CHARGED HIM WITH POSSESSION OF DOGS FOR FIGHTING AND POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A FELON


Police arrested a man Monday night accused of training pit bulls to fight to the death in his backyard.
East Baton Rouge Animal Control investigators were called to Eugene Grayer's house on McHugh Rd. in Baker after someone told police they could hear dogs whining as if they were in pain.
According to Baker Police, Grayer told officers he had between 17 and 20 dogs that he trains, buys and sells for a "friendly" weight pulling competition.
The dogs had scars all over their faces and bodies, EBR Animal Control and Rescue Operations Manager Richard Byrd said.
Byrd said scars are clear indication the dogs are bred to fight.
"I think (dog fighting breeders) are sick," Byrd said. "I don't agree with dog fighting."
Investigators found treadmills on Grayer's property and say the equipment is used to get dogs ready to fight while they use another animal as bait in front of them.
Byrd said Grayer was using a raccoon as bait.
"There was a bit stick that you use to pry open the jaw when they get locked in. There was some chemicals," he said.
Byrd believes the chemicals are steroids used on the dogs.
All of the 20 dogs and raccoon were euthanized.
"The thing about an attack dog is they're not going to attack a human. They are bred for one thing and that is to fight another dog. So they don't necessarily make the best adoptive animal because if you've got a former dog and you're walking it, chances are it could attack another dog. That's why we never adopt them out and we have them killed," Byrd said.
Baker Police charged Grayer with possession of dogs for fighting and possession of a firearm by a felon.