Friday, July 31, 2015

MAPLE RIDGE BC CANADA - A PIT BULL CHARGED THROUGH A SCREEN DOOR TO ATTACK SARAH METZNER, 15, WHO WAS DELIVERING NEWSPAPERS - IT CHOMPED DOWN ON HER ARM AND WOULD NOT LET GO

Sarah Metzner, her left arm wrapped after being bitten by a pit bull, was still awaiting word on surgery Wednesday.  - Tim Fitzgerald/THE NEWS
A teenage newspaper carrier was still waiting for corrective surgery Wednesday, almost a week after A  PIT BULL  tore into her left hand.
Sarah Metzner, 15, was delivering papers along 117th Avenue, near Thomas Haney secondary last Friday, when she was attacked by the dog, which tore through a screen door to get at her.
Sarah was walking up the sidewalk to deliver the paper and heard the dog inside. She hesitated, but then heard the owner say from inside, that was it OK.
After placing the newspaper, Sarah walked back towards the street. That’s when the dog attacked.
“She had turned away and the dog came through the screen. It latched on to her left hand and it locked,” said her mom, Kelly Sullivan.
“She screamed and the neighbours came running.”
The person taking care of the dog tried to pull it off Sarah by grabbing its hind legs.
Neighbours then restrained the dog so it couldn’t do any more damage and someone brought a chair over for Sarah to sit on, positioning the dog behind her.
“At first, I was really, really scared,” Sarah said.
But help soon arrived. She wants to thank police and her neighbours for what they did.
The moments after the attack were frightening, Sarah added.
“It was worse afterwards because I could hear the dog behind me, but I couldn’t see him, so I thought he could get back at me and get me again, but I think I did OK.”
Her mom said Sarah’s recollection of the event is sketchy because of the trauma involved.
Sullivan was driving a TransLink bus at the time in Port Coquitlam and only heard on voice mail, with her daughter screaming.
She had to piece together the events based on what neighbours said.
Sullivan said when police arrived, one officer cut the dog’s throat, but that had no immediate effect. Police then tried to pry open the dog’s jaws with a baton. Eventually, it lost too much blood and died.
However, RCMP Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said police did not stab the dog, a two-year-old pit bull.
“The first member on scene was able to pry the dog’s mouth open using a baton.
“There was no knife used at all.”
The blood on the scene was from the victim’s injury, she added.
Dunlop said a muzzle was then put on the dog. At some point, afterwards, the dog died, but she didn’t know the cause, adding the SPCA would know that.
“What she went through was an extremely traumatic experience.”
Kelly, who didn’t see her daughter until she was in Ridge Meadows Hospital, says she lives in a close-knit neighbourhood.
“They all just came running and everybody was there for her, and I can’t thank them enough,” she said, her voice choking.
Throughout it all, her daughter was as strong as could be.
“From all accounts I heard from the police, neighbours and everybody else, she was amazing. She was very calm.”
Sullivan said that dog owners have to recognize the breeds they have, and act accordingly.
“Whether a dog bites or is aggressive depends on the owner’s willingness to train or teach the dog … so they don’t feel the need to resort to aggression.”
On Wednesday, Sarah was still waiting for surgery.
Doctors wanted to wait to see if infection set in.
The dog had to be exhumed to see if had been vaccinated for rabies.
Sullivan is not certain what will happen to her daughter’s hand, which has a crushed bone, puncture wounds and torn palm. “We don’t know. Until the surgeon takes a good look, we don’t know.”

BENNETSVILLE SC - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL "SOMEHOW" GOT INTO THE APGAR FAMILY'S YARD AND KILLED THEIR BELOVED PET TERRIER "RICO"



(WBTW) – A family is mourning the loss of their dog after it was attacked by a Pit Bull in their backyard Thursday morning.
Rico was a 3-year-old Terrier. He was given to the Apgar family from a neighbor who once lived across the street.
“It hurt me real bad, but I couldn’t do nothing about it. All I could do was try and get my dog,” Edna Apgar said.
That morning while in the bathroom, Edna looked out of her window, first she noticed a Pit Bull then what it had in its mouth, their dog.
“He was shaking him just like that there. He wasn’t moving. He’d already killed him,” she explained.
Edna’s husband was inside the home during the time of the attack, but he says what happened could’ve been prevented.
“My grandson is even scared to go back here and play now. I think that is why something should be done about this because I think it’s a very dangerous situation,” said Eddie Apgar.
News 13 spoke with the owners of the Pit Bull who were outside. They didn’t want to go on camera, but said the attack was an accident and they don’t know how the Pit Bull got out of its cage and over into the Apgar’s backyard.
The Pit Bull was taken away by Animal Control, but the Apgar family is still missing their little dog.
“He was very friendly and he seemed to know something was wrong with me. He’d sit by my chair an hour, half an hour, I mean you know, all the time he wanted to be by me. He was very special to me,” says Eddie Apgar.
“He was healthy. He ate good. Wasn’t nothing wrong with him til that dog got a hold of him and after he got a hold of him…he died,” Edna Apgar mentioned.
Police issued the owner of the Pit Bull a $100 citation for allowing the dog to run at large off of property owned, rented, or controlled by him.


WICHITA FALLS TX - A ROTTWEILER UP FOR ADOPTION AND BEING SHOWN AROUND PETSMART ON JUNE 29, 2013 ATTACKED A 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL STANDING CLOSE TO THE CHECK OUT COUNTER BUYING FISH WITH HER FAMILY - $495,000 JUDGEMENT

This week, 30th District Court Judge Bob Brotherton signed a judgment finalizing a $495,000 settlement for a family whose 4-year-old daughter was attacked by a Rottweiler on June 29, 2013 inside Petsmart on Lawrence road.
The settlement stems from the June 29, 2013 injuries to 4-year-old Isabella Quintana. The Quintana family came to Petsmart from their home in Lawton to look at and purchase fish.  On that day, Petsmart was hosting an "Adopt a Dog" event.
While Isabella, her brother and mother were standing close to the check-out counter, a Rottweiler that was being shown around the store for adoption violently attacked Isabella on her face and head. She was taken by medical helicopter to Cook Children's Hospital and made a full recovery. The Quintana family is now deployed overseas.
A few weeks after the attack, the Rottweiler was killed by another dog during a fight.
According to lawyers, "This was a preventable injury. Had Petsmart had in place a requirement that potentially dangerous breeds of dogs, such as Rottweiler’s and Pit Bulls be muzzled before being brought into the store, this would not have happened."

PIT BULLS HAVE KILLED 5 AMERICANS SINCE JUNE 28, 2015




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SIOUX FALLS SD - 2 TIBETAN MASTIFFS DOGS "SOMEHOW" GOT LOOSE AND ATTACKED A WOMAN AND THEN BIT AN OFFICER RESPONDING TO THE INCIDENT


The second of two dogs is taken to an Animal Control

State Senator owns dogs who attacked woman


Two dogs owned by a South Dakota State Senator and prominent physician attacked a woman in Sioux Falls on Friday morning.  The woman was walking near the 1300 block of South Elmwood Avenue at around 7 a.m. when she encountered two Tibetan Mastiffs, one male, one female, said Capt. Greg VandeKamp of the Sioux Falls Police Department.  The woman had bites to both legs and her right arm, and was treated at Sanford USD Medical Center. Police think the male dog bit her.

State Sen. Blake Curd and his wife Debbie own the dogs.“We are distraught over what has happened and thankful it wasn’t worse, ”Blake Curd said in a statement to the Argus Leader.

“We hope for all to recover quickly and applaud the quick actions of the Sioux Falls Police Department, EMS personnel and Milo the animal control officer who responded to render assistance in this unfortunate circumstance.

”The dogs were loose in the Riverview Heights neighborhood when police responded. One of the dogs bit an officer on the thigh, Sgt. Aaron Benson said. He shook himself loose and then fired two shots when the dog approached him again. Neither dog was hit by the gunshots.The officer was treated at Avera McKennan Hospital. It is unknown whether the dog bite broke skin, but the officer had a knife in his pocket that the dog bit down on, according to VandeKamp.

Neighbor Jon Arneson, lawyer for the Argus Leader, saw the incident unfold. The injured woman took shelter in his garage after the attack.  “It occurred to a few of us that had she not managed to get into my garage, she could very easily have been killed,” Arneson said in an email to the neighborhood.  “There is virtually no way she could have defended herself.”

By 7:40 a.m. both dogs were contained in an Animal Control vehicle. The dogs were current on vaccinations, Benson said.The dogs are still with Animal Control. The police chief determines if they are vicious, VandeKamp said.

It was a pretty unnerving experience for anybody who loves dogs,” Arneson said in the email. “I obviously have no idea what triggered the dogs’ reaction this morning, but I assume they hadn’t shown any vicious tendencies before this. I doubt Dr. Curd would have risked keeping them if they had.”


Tibetan Mastiff
INTERNET PICTURE OF A TIBETAN MASTIFF

A woman and a Sioux Falls Police officer were bit after two dogs got loose on Friday morning.
At about 7 a.m. Friday, police said a woman was attacked by at least one dog near 1300 S. Elmwood Ave.
When police arrived, Captain Greg VandeKamp said an officer was also attacked in the right thigh while exiting his vehicle.
The officer managed to separate himself from the animal, but as the dog approached again, he fired two rounds. Neither the male or female dog sustained any injuries. VandeKamp said a knife may have shielded the officer's leg, and that it's unclear if the bites broke the skin.
Sioux Falls Animal Control later found and captured the two dogs. The male dog was described as a TIBETAN MASTIFF, and police think it was the primary aggressor.
The woman sustained injuries to her right arm and both legs from multiple bites. The officer received minor injuries to his thigh. Both victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Police said, under city ordinance, Chief Doug Barthel will determine if the dogs are vicious and if either animal should be euthanized.
VandeKamp said it appears the dogs were secured by the owners, but both were able to get loose. Both dogs are current on vaccinations No charges have been filed.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

SPRINGFIELD OH - AN AKITA ATTACKED A 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL AS SHE WAS VISITING IN A FRIEND'S HOME WITH HER MOTHER - THE DOG HAD BITTEN A CHILD PREVIOUSLY

Girl, 5, mauled by Akita in Clark County photo

A 5-year-old girl mauled by an AKITA required more than 200 stitches family members say. But it wasn't the first time the dog had attacked a child.  Now her parents are questioning the state's dog laws.  Adara was bitten Tuesday while she was with her mother, Gretchen Smith, visiting a friend on Groop Road near Springfield.

"I'm on the computer, I hear some growling, Smith said.   Then I'm screaming, "no, no, no, no, no."  Adara had 7 lacerations from 2 to 4 inches long.  "You could actually see her scalp and skull," Smith said.

The dog apparently has a previous bite history. "I had no idea that the dog had previously bit the owner's grandson in the face giving them 42 stitches and they never put it down them."

The Clark County Sheriff's Office responded and took a report, but could not seize the dog because the attack happened inside it's home.  The previous incident involved a family member, so authorities didn't need to step in.

"Because of the extent of the injuries we are going to deem the dog vicious,"  said James Straley, Director of the Humane Society serving Clark County.  However, there is a question as to whether the laws apply when the incident happens inside," Straley said.  "We're trying to figure out whether the dog can be under the control or out of control while in a house with a family member there and with an invited guest, that's where the legal snafu is."

The case now is in the hands of prosecutors to decide whether to file charges or seek to euthanize the dog.  Meanwhile the dog's owner wants to keep her pet.  Michael Sullins, the girl's stepfather, and Smith said they don't agree with the family  keeping the dog.

"I think he needs to be put down," Sullins said.  "They're still standing up for the dog saying that it wasn't his fault."


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LINCOLN COUNTY KY - LORETTA STEVENS CONDITION IS IMPROVING AFTER SHE WAS ATTACKED BY 7 PRESA CANARIOS


Dog attack victim's condition improving

A Lincoln County woman injured in Monday's dog attack is expected to be going home from the hospital on Thursday.

Loretta Stevens, 46, is slowly recovering and will be released from the University of Kentucky Chandler Regional Medical Center as soon as an air conditioner in her home is repaired.

Stevens, who lives on Julian Lane in Lincoln County, was brutally attacked Monday by seven Presa Canarios owned by Christopher Pope. The attack came just five days after the dogs were released into Pope's possession by Boyle District Court and moved to Lincoln County. 
Stevens suffered severe trauma to her arm, as well as puncture wounds to her legs and buttocks. She was flown to the U.K. hospital.
According to daughter Trivia Hebrock, Stevens has more than 100 puncture wounds on her body, including a very severely wounded left arm. 
It took doctors  nearly five hours to clean and close up the wounds with hundreds of stitches, said Hebrock.
"Some of the wounds had to be left open to drain," said Hebrock. "And they have just cleaned her left arm without stitching it up. The plastic surgeon is supposed to examine her arm today."
Hebrock praised her mother for her quick-thinking during the attack, saying she has always been a very strong, smart woman who knew just what to do when the dogs came after her.
"We've been around dogs our whole lives," said Hebrock. "She knew what to do and didn't panic. Anyone else wouldn't have done as well, I don't think."
Hebrock said it's sad, however, to see the fear that remains in the wake of the brutal attack. 
"She's scared," said Hebrock. "She has nightmares, and she's still scared of the dogs, even though she's always been a rock. I've never seen her like this. Those dogs petrified her."
Despite physical and emotional wounds, Hebrock said her mother is a fighter and believes she will bounce back from the ordeal.
"She made us take a picture of her smiling at the hospital," said Hebrock. "She's smiling, but that doesn't mean she's not hurting. Her arm is really bothering her, not just from the pain, but from the look of it. But, it still works and she's alive. That's what we keep telling her. It's gonna take awhile, but I know she'll be better soon. She's strong."
STEVENS ALSO IS UNDERGOING A COURSE OF RABIES SHOTS AS A RESULT OF THE DOG ATTACK.  ACCORDING TO KATHY NELSEN, DIRECTOR OF DANVILLE-BOYLE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY, ANIMAL CONTROL WAS PREVENTED FROM GIVING THE DOGS RABIES SHOTS WHILE UNDER THEIR CARE BECAUSE THE ANIMALS ARE PRIVATE PROPERTY.
On Tuesday, Danville police arrested Pope at a residence at 635 Shakertown Rd. and officers executed a search warrant at the premises. 
During the search, a dozen dogs, including six Presa Canario puppies, were discovered and removed from the home by Boyle County Animal Control. The dogs were transferred to the Boyle County Animal Shelter, where they will remain until officials determine their fate.
In the hours following the arrest, investigators continued to search the premises, which is owned by Bobby Joe Record. It is expected that further charges will be brought against Pope in Boyle. 
Danville Code Enforcement officers condemned the home on Shakertown Road because of the unhealthy conditions inside.
According to Assistant Police Chief Robert Estill, the state of the home was "deplorable," adding, "I fully expect to replace some officers' clothing."
In Lincoln County, Pope is facing charges of harboring vicious animals and cruelty to animals second degree. He is being held at Lincoln County Regional Jail awaiting an arraignment on Thursday.
ACCORDING TO COURT RECORDS, POPE HAS A LONG HISTORY OF DEALING IN NARCOTICS.  HE WAS CONVICTED OF TRAFFICKING IN COCAINE IN JESSAMINE COUNTY IN 2010 AND OF THE SAME OFFENSE IN BOYLE COUNTY IN 2011.  HE IS CURRENTLY UNDER INDICTMENT IN FAYETTE COUNTY FOR TRAFFICKING IN AN UNSPECIFIED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND BEING A PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER. 



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GLENBROOK, NEW SOUTH WALES AU - 2 STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIERS "SOMEHOW" GOT LOOSE AND GOT INTO A PETTING ZOO AND KILLED 6 OF THE 8 ANIMALS

Cafe 2773 is popular with families who come to eat and pat the animals in the petting zoo out the back. Picture: Facebook


IT looked like more like farmageddon than a popular Glenbrook children’s petting zoo at the 2773 cafe this morning.


Last night 2 STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIERS allegedly escaped from a yard in the area without their owner’s knowledge and gained entry to the cafe’s animal enclosure, killing six of their eight pets.
Baaarney the sheep and five chickens affectionately known as the chookas fell victim before a mystery woman saved the day, alerting police to the attack and screaming at the dogs in an effort to stop them killing more animals.


Now two pigs — a hobbled Missy Piggins and her apparent defender Morris — are all that remain.
Restaurant manager Dave Clark, who was the first to receive a call from police, said the woman hadn’t come forward but had almost certainly ensured the death toll wasn’t higher.
“The woman who raised the alarm, we don’t even know who she is, she probably saved the other animals’ lives,” Mr Clark said.
“She hasn’t come forward yet so we don’t even know who that is.”
Mr Clark described it as a “nightmare” on Ross St, where the cafe is situated in the lower Blue Mountains.
Mr Clark received a call from police about 12.15am this morning to tell him there had been a massacre on site for the second time in a year.
Five chickens were “shredded” in the bloodbath. Picture: Facebook
“We couldn’t believe it,” he said. “We thought the fence that they got in, was safe.
“It was sold to us as fox proof.
“The fence goes down and actually goes in about a foot and a half, but where the dogs got in it doesn’t underlay for some reason — we were astounded.”
Mr Clark said the distraught owner was called by animal control officers and picked the dogs up.
“He was just a normal guy”, Mr Clark said.
“He was obviously very distressed because he knows how much they mean to this business.”
Mr Clark declined to enter into discussion about the future of the two dogs.
“We’re devastated as you can well imagine — these are our pets — (but) there is no positive, there is nothing that can come out if this that is good,” he said.
Staff and customers at the 2773 cafe have been left devastated by the attack on the animals. Picture: Facebook
“The dogs are known to police, his animals are probably going to be put down and our animals are dead. There is no happy ending for anyone.”
The cafe is hugely popular with local families and visitors who take the chance to eat with the animals.
“They’re a very big part of what goes on here and very much a part of the picture. Their enclosure is most of the size of the outside dining area,” he said.
“The kids love them, they come down here and they laugh and squeal and it’s unreal.”
It’s the second time the petting zoo has been attacked with Daphne, a much-loved pig at the cafe, killed when a dog raced past a groundskeeper and latched on to her about a year ago.
The cafe and entire Glenbrook community have their “fingers crossed” that Missy Piggins and Morris pull through.
Missy Piggins and Morris with the chook run in the background to the right. Picture: Stephen Cooper
Vet Craig Kelly from Blaxland Vet Clinic assessed the duo this morning and said he hoped they would make a full recovery.
“They have lacerations to their ankles, that is the main thing that concerns me at the moment,” he said.
“There are no fractures just some ankle bites, I will give them some antibiotics and hopefully they will turn around in a couple of days.”
He described the Staffordshire terriers as “full-on dogs”, but said they did not necessarily need to be euthanised.
“They are often dogs that I would call full-on dogs, when they want to do something they will do it to their ultimate capacity,” he said.
“They make good family dogs, they are good around children but aren’t always as good around other animals.”
He didn’t blame the dog’s owners, saying: “People do the best they can, but if a dog wants to get out it will.”
But not everyone was so understanding.
Therese Halligan comes to 2773 regularly with her daughter Estella, 3, and placed the blame squarely on the dog’s owners.
“2773 take very good care of their animals, they are looked after properly in an enclosure,” she said.
“The owners of dogs need to take responsibility and make sure they aren’t able to get out.
“These animals were enclosed, the cafe has done the right thing, you don’t expect your animals to get killed by someone else’s who is not taking care of them. “
Mr Kelly said the dogs would likely face heavy restrictions “in terms of keeping them locked up”.
“If that can prove to be effective I see no reason why the dogs would need to be euthanised.”
The cafe is still unsure whether or not they will replace their lost pets, said Mr Clark.
Police said they were working with Blue Mountains City Council to investigate the matter and Acting Inspector Magill said possible charges could be laid against the dog’s owners.


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CABIN CREEK, KANAWHA COUNTY WV - A PIT BULL ATTACKED AN 8-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN A HOME WHERE SHE WAS VISITING


KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A pit bull--whose bite sent an 8-year-old girl to the hospital--is being quarantined at the Kanawha Charleston Humane Association.
Humane officials say the girl's injuries were minor. The dog will be held for at least ten days, before undergoing a behavior test to determine whether it is safe to release back to its family, or if it will have to be put down.
Kanawha County Sheriff's Deputies say the dog attacked the little girl Wednesday at about 9:30 p.m.
Neighbors on Stonehill Drive say the pit bull has only been around for about a week.
Sheriff's Deputies say the dog bit the girl on the arm. When the dog's owner came in and tried to restrain the dog, he was bitten on the arm as well.
According to Deputies, the girl had to hide in a closet to get away from the dog during the attack.
According to the humane officers, this dog had no history of violence before this incident, making the attack even more frightening.
"The unpredictability is really the scariest part," Humane Association Executive Director Chelsea Staley said. "We will certainly evaluate this animal before we would ever consider releasing it to the public."
Humane officials also said the young victim is the cousin of the dog's owner. She was at the home for a family visit. They do not expect charges to be filed.

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KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- An 8-year-old girl was bitten Wednesday night by a  PIT BULL  in the Cabin Creek area, Kanawha County Sheriff's deputies say.
The dog's owner also was bitten as he tried to restrain the dog. He was bitten on the arm.
It was unknown where the girl was bitten. She was visiting the home at the time and is the cousin of someone who lives there. The home is located along Stonehill Drive.
The incident happened about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Deputies say the victim hid in the closet for some time to get away from the dog. Deputies and a humane officer remained at the scene late Wednesday night.
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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS NEW YORK - A PIT BULL OWNED BY THE "BUILDING'S SUPER" ATTACKED A 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL WHILE HELPING HER GRANDMOTHER WITH LAUNDRY IN THE BASEMENT - IT GRIPPED ONTO HER CHEST FOR 3 MINUTES UNTIL THE SUPER GOT A KNIFE



A 6-year-old girl attacked by a PIT BULL while helping her grandmother do the laundry wants to grow up to be a vet.
Lia Vega was bitten in the chest by 10-year-old Tiga in the basement of 656 West 162nd St. about 9 p.m. Tuesday, witnesses said.
Vega ran as soon as she saw the dog because it didn't have a leash and it looked like it was chasing her, she said.
“If I was faster, like Sonic the Hedgehog, I would be running forever and he wouldn’t even catch me one little bit,” Vega said.
“But I’m not Sonic.”
The dog caught Vega and bit her in the chest. It held on to the little girl for about three minutes, said her grandmother Ruth Naut, 54.
“I thought the dog was going to kill my granddaughter,” she said.
The pit bull’s owner, building super Aladdin Diaz, 41, tried to pull the dog away from the little girl.
“I told her to poke his eyes,” Diaz said.
"I told my kids to get a knife. I put the knife to his throat — I had to — then he let go. She was bleeding. She was holding her shirt.”
DIAZ LIVES IN THE BASEMENT AND WAS GETTING READY TO TAKE THE DOG OUT FOR A WALK, HE SAID.
Vega, a second-grader at P.S. 4, was taken to Columbia Presbyterian. At the hospital she asked if she would get stitches but medical staff just wrapped the wound and rubbed cream on it to protect her from infection, she said.
Police took Tiga to Animal Care and Control, where it is being held on a 10-day rabies observation, according to a spokeswoman.
Tiga is a “family dog” and a “nice dog” that used to play with his Diaz's daughter by nibbling her when it was a puppy, the super said.
”Now they might put him to sleep,” he added.
Despite the bloody attack and the lingering chest pain, Vega loves animals — bunnies, cats, dogs and ducks in particular — and wants to take care of them when she grows up.
“I want to be a vet,” she said. “I want to take care of animals. They make funny sounds.”

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

COLUMBIA TN - A NEIGHBOR'S AKITA ATTACKED A 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL PLAYING IN HER YARD LEAVING HER WITH HEAD INJURIES


(WKRN) – A 6-year-old Columbia girl who was mauled by a neighbor’s dog last week is recovering and offering advice to other pet owners to help prevent similar attacks.
Niyah Freeman was outside playing in her yard last week when a neighbor’s dog that was running loose attacked her.
“I was freaking out because he attacked me,” Niyah recalled. “I didn’t know it was going to happen.”
The 80 pound  AKITA  left serious lacerations on Niyah that required hundreds of stitches.
“She was just screaming, ‘Mommy! I’m dying! I’m dying!” mother Shay Freeman said.
Niyah was rushed to the hospital where she received treatment to “a foot and a half of lacerations” on her head.
“All the lacerations made it to her skull and her scalp was peeled back,” Shay Freeman said. “She is lucky to be alive because she got away from the dog.”
Freeman told News 2 that her daughter has played with the dog before and it has never shown aggression.
Now, just four days after the brutal attack, Niyah told News 2 she is not afraid of dogs, but did have advice to offer to other pet owners.
“They should never let their dogs out because they could hurt other kids and other people,” she said.
The dog that attacked Niyah is currently being held in observation for 10 days at animal control.
The Freeman family said the dog’s owner has stated the animal will not be coming back to the neighborhood.
No charges are expected to be filed.

LOS ANGELES CA - A PIT BULL TAKEN ON A WALK BY A DOG WALKER ALONG WITH OTHER DOGS ATTACKED AN 11-YEAR-OLD PUG WHEN THEIR WALKER TIED THEM UP TOGETHER OUTSIDE A 7-ELEVEN

Poor pug mauled by pit bull

On Sunday afternoon (7/26/15), Tyson, an 11-year old pug from Los Angeles went out for a 30-minute walk with his dog walker and few other dogs. The group of dogs included a pit bull named Thor. After the walk, Tyson’s dog walker tied up the dogs outside of a 7-Eleven and stopped in for 10 minutes to pick up a Gatorade, which is when the pit bull attacked Tyson.

During the 7-Eleven stop, Tyson sustained multiple wounds to his neck, chest, torso, and legs. He needed a blood transfusion, a couple of surgeries, a cast, and plenty of stitches. Poor guy was being attacked and couldn’t get away due to their leashes keeping them in distance of each other.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

DAYTON OH - A NEIGHBOR'S LOOSE BULLDOG HEAD BUTTED A 14-YEAR-OLD TEEN KNOCKING OUT HER TOOTH AND THEN IT BIT HER ON THE LIP





DAYTON -- Another day, another dog bite in Dayton. This time a 14-year-old girl.

"The dog ran off and head butted me first, I pushed it down, and it came back up and it bit me," Alyssa Grooms said.

Grooms says the normally friendly  BULLDOG surprised her when It came from her neighbors yard and bit her in the face. She was rushed to the hospital and left with several stitches along with a hole where her bottom tooth should be. The neighbors say they are friends with the dogs owner and the bulldog is a good dog, despite the attack.

"It was a freak accident, but all I ask is for her tooth to be fixed because now it's a tooth implant which is not cheap, you're talking a couple grand," Dreama Grooms, Alyssa's mother said.

The dogs owner says she's offered to pay for any medical bills. She said she feels terrible about the accident, but doesn't believe the dog bit Alyssa. Instead, she believes the dog got excited. When he jumped on Alyssa, she says he accidentally knocked out her tooth and scratched, not bit, her face.

"The first thing I did was walk over the road and talk to her dad and say I am so very sorry that this has happened," The dogs owner said.

Dog attacks are becoming all too common. Children's Hospital has already treated 126 kids this year.

Earlier this year, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley promised to look into tougher laws to protect everyone from vicious dogs. We went to City Hall to follow up with her but she was unavailable for comment.

We will follow up with the mayor again.

In the meantime, the Animal Resource Center has ordered the owner to keep the dog inside. When he is taken outside, he will need to be on a leash for the next 11 days.


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