Saturday, October 31, 2015

EAST ALTON IL - THE FATHER OF A ST. LOUIS GIRL HAS FILED A SUIT AGAINST A PIT BULL OWNER IN EAST ALTON ALLEGING THAT SHE FAILED TO CONFINE HER PIT EVEN THOUGH SHE KNEW IT HAD "A DANGEROUS PROPENSITY TO COMMIT INJURY"

The father of a St. Louis girl has filed suit against an East Alton pit bull owner, claiming the dog bit the child, causing lacerations and puncture wounds to her right eye and lip.
Anthony Gambino, on behalf of his daughter, Brianna Gambino, named Susan Austin, who allegedly failed to confine her PIT BULL, “Duke.”
“Defendant’s pit bull, Duke, had an uncommon, mischievous or dangerous propensity to commit injury,” the suit claims.
The defendant knew about the dogs propensities but allegedly failed to chain or leash the animal, failed to muzzle it, failed to cage it and permitted it to wander at large on the defendant’s property.
The suit claims the victim was invited onto the defendant’s property, and the dog attacked without provocation, the suit claims.
The child was on Austin’s property at 127 E. Airline Drive, East Alton on Nov. 5, 2013, when the alleged attack occurred.
The suit is seeking damages for medical expenses, the victim’s ability to enjoy life and impairment. The bite cause disfigurement and scarring, the suit claims.
The two-count suit is asking for at least $50,000 in each count.

http://thetelegraph.com/news/73252/suit-east-alton-pit-bull-mars-young-girl


Friday, October 30, 2015

TAMAQUA PA - 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED A SMALLER PET DOG IN A YARD AND WOULD NOT LET GO UNTIL THE OWNER OF THE SMALL DOG BEING SAVAGED TOOK OUT HIS TANFOGLIO .45 AND KILLED ONE OF THEM

Three shots rang out in the Hunter Street area of Tamaqua Sunday morning leaving one neighborhood dog dead and another hanging on for dear life.

Tamaqua police were dispatched to the rear of 73 Hunter St., at 10:13 a.m. where they found several people tending to an injured dog owned by Brock Harding. The pet had been savaged by two dogs owned by Andrew Harper of 71 Hunter St.

During the course of the investigation officers learned the smaller dog was in a yard shared by the Harding and Harper residences. Harding’s dog was in the yard when a friend of Harper’s, Michelle Carbone, opened the door allowing the  PIT BULLS  into the yard. The two dogs almost immediately began attacking the smaller dog. Carbonne and other neighbors attempted to separate the animals but one of the pit bulls continued the attack.

At that point Brock took out his Tanfoglio .45 caliber handgun, firing three shots at the larger animals. At least one of the bullets reportedly struck the dog that had the smaller dog in its jaws giving neighbors the chance the retrieve the badly injured animal.

The pit bull reportedly died from its injuries while the smaller dog is in critical condition.
The investigation is continuing with the help of the county dog warden.


SAN JOAQUIN, FRESNO COUNTY CA - 2 GERMAN SHEPHERDS ATTACKED A 6-YEAR-OLD BOY INJURING HIS LEG, ARM AND HEAD - AN OFFICER SHOT 1 OF THEM

A Fresno County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a dog Thursday that attacked a 6-year-old child in San Joaquin.
Lt. Shawn Erwin said deputies went to the western Fresno County community just before 3:30 p.m. Thursday for a report of an injured person.
A 911 caller reported that a young boy was attacked by German shepherds. The dogs were immediately chased off after the attack by two men, but remained in the area.
Deputies requested emergency medical services for the child, who suffered moderate injuries to his left leg, right arm and head. The child was sent to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment and was expected to survive.
A deputy later found two German shepherds nearby. One of the dogs became aggressive and advanced on the deputy to attack him. The deputy defended himself, shooting and killing the dog.
The second dog fled to a nearby residence and was contained in the yard. Deputies were unable to reach the owner.


Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article41884494.html#storylink=cpy

RICHMOND HILL, BRYAN COUNTY GA - A PIT BULL BROUGHT INTO A CAR WASH BY ITS OWNER ATTACKED THE OWNER OF THE CAR WASH AS HE WAS WALKING BY


Richmond Hill Police were summoned to the Royal Oak Car Wash on Oct. 21 after a report of a man being attacked by a dog. Upon arrival an employee of the car wash explained that the owner of the business had been attacked by a customer’s Pit bull in the main lobby and had gone to Urgent Care for treatment of his injuries.
When the officer, Steven Potts, went outside to speak with the owner the dog became aggressive toward Potts. When the dog’s owner pulled its leash the dog then snapped at the owner. After which Potts instructed the owner to put the dog inside his vehicle.

The dog’s owner told the officer the dog had just become being aggressive toward other people in the last six months.
Video showed the owner waiting at the counter with his dog next to him. As the car wash owner walked behind them the dog jumped at him and bit his right hand which required stitches.
A Bryan County Animal Control officer arrived and explained that the dog must be impounded for a 10-day quarantine period while he confirmed the dog’s shots were up to date.
The dog’s owner was advised to keep the dog muzzled in the future if he leaves his residence with it.
The car wash owner stated he would no longer allow customers to bring their animals into the business.

FALL RIVER MA - A WOMAN'S PIT BULL JUMPED OUT OF THE TOP OF ITS CAGE AND MAULED A 58-YEAR-OLD MAN THAT LIVED IN THE HOME WITH HER - OFFICERS ARRIVED TO FIND A BLOODY MESS !

A 58-year-old man is in stable condition after a PIT BULL allegedly attacked him in Fall River.
On Oct. 28, officers responded to 656 Charles St. for a report of a dog attack.
When officers arrived, they found the victim as well as blood on the walls, according to police. 
The victim was covered in blood and had suffered several bite wounds, police said.
The victim was taken to St. Anne's Hospital and later to Rhode Island Hospital. 
Police say the dog's owner opened the top of its cage to begin cleaning it, but the dog jumped out and attacked the victim. 
The owner told police she got into a struggle with the dog, named Rex, but was able to pull the dog off of the victim.
The victim lives in the house, according to police. 
Animal control officers took custody of the dog and plan to investigate the incident. 


MILWAUKEE WI - A FAMILY PIT BULL ATTACKED A 3-MONTH OLD BOY THAT WAS LEFT ALONE BY THE MOTHER WITH ITS 8-YEAR-OLD BROTHER AND THE PIT - MOM LIED TO POLICE BUT THE 8-YEAR-OLD SON TOLD THE TRUTH !






UPDATE:  http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/pit-bull-that-mauled-infant-euthanized-b99610226z1-340456001.html

ANOTHER STORY

UPDATE AND VIDEO:  http://www.wisn.com/news/pit-bull-mauls-baby-mother-faces-charges/36165884

A 3-month-old baby is in Intensive Care after being mauled by the family dog, and the child's mother faces charges.  Angelina Lache, 27, faces charges of child neglect and obstructing an officer in the case.


According to court documents, the incident was reported Tuesday.  Lache was involved in a traffic accident near 16th Street and Rogers Avenue around 9 p.m.  She told officers that her 3-month-old son was injured in a dog attack before the crash.
The child was rushed into surgery at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, and is listed in critical condition.
Lache gave officers two different stories about how the dog bite took place. Both times, she said she was at a friend's house when their dog attacked her baby.
Lache's 8-year-old son, who was in the car at the time of the crash, told officers a different story.
According to the criminal complaint, the boy said he and his brother were home alone when his brother started crying.  THE FAMILY'S PIT BULL NIPPED THE BABY IN THE  ARM, CAUSING THE BABY TO CRY HARDER.  THE CHILD SAID THE DOG THEN PULLED THE BABY OUT OF A BOUNCY SEAT, HELD THE BABY'S BODY IN ITS MOUTH AND BEGAN SHAKING ITS HEAD FROM SIDE TO SIDE, EVENTUALLY TOSSING THE BABY TO THE GROUND.
Investigators found bite wounds on the child's head, stomach, back, arms and neck.
Lache later admitted to leaving her children alone while she went to the store to get milk. When she came home, she saw the baby on his back with a large gash on his chest. She said she put both children in the car and was driving to the hospital when she got into the accident.
Lache's older son told investigators that the pit bull, Ace, had bitten two other family members in the past, both resulting in stitches. He told police that his mother lied "to get her friend in trouble," and that she told him  "Don't tell the cops the truth, because they're going to kill Ace."
“There's no time at all a child should be unsupervised around a dog,” said Karen Sparapani, executive director of Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission.
Police said the infant is in a pediatric intensive care and is intubated.
Lache could face more than seven years in prison if convicted.
http://www.wisn.com/news/infant-in-critical-condition-after-being-mauled-by-family-dog/36156000

                              
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Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "MILWAUKEE WI - A FAMILY PIT BULL ATTACKED A 3-MONT...": 

Ace should have been killed the first time it bit someone.

I nominate Angelina Lache for Nutter of the Year! Let's see, 

1. She has kids and brings home a pit bull. 
2. Her pit bull bites 2 people, and she keeps said pibble.
3. She leaves her children home alone.
4. She leaves them with a pit bull unattended.
5. Her baby is attacked by the pit bull.
6. She gets in an accident on the way to the hospital.
7. She lies to police.
8. She tells her child to lie to protect the pit bull.

Nutters never cease to amaze me in how low they can go. An 8-year-old has more integrity than his mother ever will. Hopefully her children will be taken away. If Ace gets dirt napped, this nutter will get another pit bull. I wonder if she still believes that pit bulls are nanny dogs? 

DAVIDSON NC - AN UNNAMED BREED OF DOG BROKE LOOSE FROM ITS OWNER AND ATTACKED A WOMAN - AN OFFICER CAME TO THE WOMAN'S AID AND WAS ALSO BITTEN AND HE SHOT AND KILLED THE DOG


A Davidson officer was injured after a dog attack, according to officials.
Officials said the dog broke away from its owner and attacked a woman.
The officer, who was nearby, tried to help the woman and the dog bit the officer in the face and the hand.

Officials said the officer and the woman should be OK.
The officer shot and killed the dog.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

NATIONALPITBULLAWARENESS.ORG - PIT BULLS WERE BRED TO KILL...THEY WERE NEVER MEANT TO BE HOUSEHOLD PETS !



Dear Mr. Kutcher,

A recent Facebook post of yours was brought to my attention by a concerned advocate of victims of pit bulls. In your own words, you encouraged your friends and fans to “look past” and ignore the pit bull stereotypes; to consider owning one as a pet. As a parent of a child that was fatally mauled by two well-loved pit bulls, I find your post alarming. You have recently become a new father yourself. I would like to share with you, my son’s story.

Before March 6th, 2013, I thought very little about pit bulls. I knew they could be somewhat aggressive towards other dogs, but had heard that they were great with people. My friend owned two pit bulls that I had met several times. When I visited, I felt very comfortable with her dogs as she had owned them since they were puppies. They had never shown aggression and they sometimes played with friend’s dogs in the fenced area behind her house. They were three years old, well cared for and neutered. Until that fateful day these were very mild mannered, normal canine pets.

Occasionally I allowed my friend to babysit my son, Daxton. My biggest concern with the dogs was that they could knock over my son due to their size. By all accounts, the dogs were well behaved, well cared for, very much loved, and trained to follow commands. If you would have talked to me on March 5, 2013, I probably would have agreed with your Facebook plea.

On March 6th, my world changed forever. While my friend was carrying my son in her arms, she called her dogs in from their bathroom break from their outdoor run. Her dogs started to become aggressive and jump on her. They tore Daxton from her arms and launched a fifteen minute attack on my child. They ripped off his clothes and diaper. They mauled half of his face, and they severed his spinal cord. During this savage assault, my friend tried to fight off her pit bulls with no success. In their frenzy, they did not obey any of their commands or even respond to their names. They were focused solely on my son, their “prey”. She eventually extricated Daxton from the dogs and he was transported to the medical facility. From the hospital, he was taken by life flight to the Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee. He died that day at 14-months old.

I couldn’t imagine in my wildest dreams that I would lose my son this way. At first I was told that this was just a “freak accident”, but after extensive research, I came to learn that my son was the 285th American killed by pit bulls since 1982. Pit bulls are responsible for the majority of human and animal dog related deaths. This wasn’t a “freak accident”, but a preventable death. Like most of the public, I wasn’t aware or adequately educated about this breed of dog.

The “stereotypes” about pit bulls are true and accurate. They are supposed to be true because a dog breed is based on a stereotype. The whole concept of dog breeds is based on breed traits crafted through decades of selection for appearance, correct form and function. While each dog does have an individual personality, they are also bred for specific behaviors.

The whole notion is that the majority of Spaniels, Retrievers, Beagles, Border Collies or plain old lap dogs will behave in a manner consistent with their breed. For the most part, this is true. When you see a Labrador Retriever with a tennis ball in its mouth or playing in water, those are breed specific behaviors. When you see a Beagle following scent or hear it baying in the back yard, those are breed specific behaviors. When you see a Border Collie nipping at the heels of other animals or children that is a breed specific behavior. Each breed has a purpose and pit bulls are no exception. For centuries, they were bred for bull baiting and dog fighting. When they bite something, they do not puncture and release, they grip, shake and tear. This causes devastating injuries very quickly. When it comes to dog attacks, breed does matter. Click here to read the American Pit Bull Terrier breed bio from our website: http://bit.ly/1GMJax3 - I highly encourage you to take a moment to read it.

As a public figure you have a great deal of influence and a tremendous following. Millions of people will read your Facebook post and many of them will believe your words. You will reach more people than I ever could. As a fellow father, I am asking you to hold off on future comments or posts about pit bulls until you fully research and understand the breed. It could make the difference between life and death for another family.

This year alone 22 people have been killed by pit bulls, including 8 children and thousands of others have been mauled. The year my son was killed, he was 1 of 16 children killed by pit bulls. These numbers do not even include the near 50,000 animal victims per year. We all live downstream and you have the opportunity to prevent a death from a pit bull mauling.

I wake up every morning regretting my decision to let Daxton near pit bulls. I will never see my beloved son grow up and I will forever mourn everything that could have been. There is an enormous hole in me that will never be filled. I share with you my son’s story in hopes of preventing another family from going through the intense anguish my wife and I have been through.

I am available to answer any questions or to provide documentation and sources to my claims. Please feel free to reach out or to visit my website atwww.DaxtonsFriends.com

Sincerely,

Jeff Borchardt
Daxton’s Friends for Canine Education & Awareness

( This letter can also be found with appropriate links to sources at: http://bit.ly/1MkL2JI )

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COLUMBUS GA - 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED AN ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER CAUSING SEVERE INJURIES - THE OFFICER MANAGED TO KILL ONE OF THE PITS

A Columbus animal control officer was severely injured while responding to a report of two pit bulls running unattended Tuesday evening.
“When he went onto the property, he was attacked by the dogs and severely injured,” said Animal Care and Control manager Drale Short. "Both arms were severely attacked and bitten."
Short said the officer, whom she declined to identify, killed one of the dogs while defending himself.  She said officers were out on the scene this morning talking to the dogs’ owner. The surviving dog will be classified as vicious.
“The owner of the dog will have a decision to make whether or not they are going to keep the animal,” Short said.
The dog’s owner was charged with two counts each of no rabies tag, no city permit, allowing the dog to run unattended and for biting the officer.
Short said at present animal control officers carry only a catch-pole when addressing reports of unrestrained animals. But her department received funding this fiscal year to equip them with pepper spray.
“That’s one of the things that we definitely make sure they have,” Short said.
Short also declined to say how the officer managed to kill one of the dogs.
Short said she could not describe the extent of the officer’s injuries, only that they were “severe.”
“I’m not a medical person, but I don’t expect to see him back in the next couple of weeks,” Short said.
Short said dog owners are responsible for making sure their pets are under control.
“People need to be mindful of where their animals are at all times, and they should not be in a location where they can get loose and be a threat to anybody, period, whether it’s a trained medical officer or a child walking down the street,” Short said.

Read more here: http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/article41671017.html#storylink=cpy

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

WHEN A PIT BULL ATTACKS..."STAND LIKE A TREE"



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FLORENCE WI - A PIT BULL ADOPTED FROM ANIMAL RESCUE ON OCT. 19 LEAPT OUT THE WINDOW OF A CAR AND ATTACKED AND KILLED A BICHON AND BIT THE BICHON'S OWNER ON OCT. 21

An incident in which a  PIT BULL TERRIER  attacked and killed a bichon in Florence on OCT. 21  resulted in the euthanization of the pit bull, according to the Florence County Sheriff's Department.
The owners of the pit bull decided to euthanize the animal, and law enforcement agreed that this would be in the best interest of the community, according to sheriff's department incident reports.
The reports outline the following narrative of events:
Two deputies responded to a dog bite complaint in front of the Chapin Heights Apartments in Florence at about 6:39 p.m. on Oct. 21.
Upon arrival, they observed several people gathered in the parking lot and a man, Steven Wilcox, holding a bichon dog that they knew belonged to him.
A deputy noted that he immediately observed that Wilcox's dog had multiple deep lacerations and was seriously wounded.
Wilcox left the scene to bring the dog to the Iron Mountain Animal Hospital for emergency treatment.
Deputies spoke with a woman on scene, Charmaine Schmitt, who advised them that her boyfriend, Dean Gray, was leaving the parking lot when his pit bull leapt from the window and rushed towards the bichon and attacked it.
Schmitt said that she had noticed the dog leaning from the passenger side window, and when she tried to motion to Gray to roll the window up, he only thought she was waving goodbye.
Schmitt told deputies that both Wilcox and Gray forcibly tried to stop the attack, and were eventually able to loosen the pit bull's bite, after which Gray placed it in his vehicle.
Deputies noted in their reports that Wilcox was also bitten by the pit bull at some point during the incident.
Gray offered to pay any veterinary bills associated with the attack, but had to leave the scene to return to work. Schmitt provided deputies with his contact information.
The dog was not taken into custody immediately, as deputies were unsure as to where the dog would be housed for quarantine, which, because Wilcox had been bitten, would be proper procedure to check for signs of rabies.
DEPUTIES WERE ALSO PROVIDED WITH RECORDS FOR THE DOG, WHICH SHOWED THAT IT WAS ADOPTED ON OCT. 19 FROM ANIMAL RESCUE and was current on its vaccinations, which meant it could be quarantined at home.
On Oct. 22, a deputy went to Wilcox's home to speak about the incident and quarantine policies, and Schmitt arrived to apologize while the deputy was there.
Schmitt informed the deputy that Gray was taking the dog to be euthanized, and the deputy advised her that the dog should be quarantined first.
Annette Seibold, director of the Florence County Health Department, contacted personnel with the state of Wisconsin and was advised that the pit bull's owners may be allowed to euthanize the dog for the safety of everyone involved.
The report states that the dog's head will be sent to the Wisconsin Lab of Hygiene in Madison for rabies testing.

BRYAN COUNTY GA - AN AMERICAN BULLDOG ATTACKED A 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL'S HEAD AND FACE WHEN ANOTHER CHILD "REMOVED THE TIRE THAT HELD THE GATE CLOSED !!!!!" AND THE GRIPPER B-LINED THE CHILD

October 27, 2015 6:37 p.m.
A 5-year-old Bryan County girl suffered multiple injuries when a dog attacked her Sunday afternoon, according to the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office.

An AMERICAN BULLDOG  bit the girl in the face, causing “a large open wound to her left temple, a large wound on the right side of her head and several puncture wounds to her lower jaw and the right side of her face,” the BCSO report states.

Bryan County EMS took the girl to Memorial Health University Medical Center for treatment.

The dog’s owner told BCSO deputies that the girl had been playing with her son and daughter in the front yard of her home on Holly Hill Road. The dog ran out of the back yard when the woman’s 6-year-old son moved a tire that was keeping the gate closed, she said.

The bulldog “immediately attacked the victim, biting her in the face,” according to the report. The girl did nothing to provoke the animal, the owner of the dog said.

The dog reportedly did not let go of the girl until a friend of the dog owner pulled the animal off of the child. He then took the dog inside the house and locked it in a bathroom.

The owner told deputies that the dog “has always acted aggressively toward anyone on their property who is not a family member or close family friend,” according to the report. She added that, about a week earlier the dog had attacked a puppy that wandered over to her home.

Bryan County Animal Control officers took custody of the dog. The owner said she wanted them to put down the animal.

http://www.bryancountynews.com/m/section/12/article/40283/#.VjC67StJFO0.facebook

RUSSIA - 2 FAMILY PIT BULLS ATTACKED AND KILLED A 2-YEAR-OLD TODDLER IN THE YARD OF HIS HOUSE


Russia's children rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov has called for introducing licensing for “fighting dogs” after investigators reported pitbulls killing a 2-year-old boy in southern Russia.
People wanting to keep a “fighting dog” should be required to apply for a license or permit, after completing training courses and registering their dogs with the police, Astakhov said via Twitter on Tuesday.
The proposal came after reports from the Stavropol regional branch of the Investigative Committee said two pitbulls attacked and killed a 2-year-old boy in the yard of his house last week.
The boy's mother had left him sleeping in the house when she stepped outside “briefly” to collect an older daughter from school, the Investigative Committee said. The boy woke up, walked outside and was mangled by two pitbulls, the committee said in a statement, adding that the mother found the child dead, with multiple animal bites to his body when she returned home.
Investigators were looking into possible charges, the statement said. It did not identify the owner of the dogs.
The head of the State Duma's Foreign Affairs Committee, Alexei Pushkov, responded to the incident via Twitter, saying that that dog attacks would continue “until the owners of such dogs start facing trial — for murder.”

POCATELLO ID - A PIT BULL AND POSSIBLY A BLUE HEELER ATTACKED A 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE - IT'S THE 3RD PIT BULL ATTACK IN THE AREA IN 5 MONTHS

Alexis Rose RunningHorse was leaving her friend’s house through the back door when the attack occurred. The pit bull was accompanied by a BLUE HEELER, but it is not yet clear if the heeler was directly involved. It isn’t yet known if the attack was provoked or not, and both dogs were placed under a 10-day quarantine.
Elvis and Goat dogs
According to RunningHorse’s grandmother and legal guardian, Carla CrazyThunder, RunningHorse was attacked, bitten and yanked around by both dogs after the girl walked outside. CrazyThunder said the dogs turned and saw her before darting toward her and attacking.
According to a report filed by animal control, RunningHorse sustained a tear on her upper lip and puncture wounds to her face that required stitches. She also had puncture wounds on her wrist and thigh, along with a variety of scratches and scrapes.
Initially, CrazyThunder didn’t intend to press charges against the dogs’ owner, Jina Davis. However, after deliberating with herself and considering the advice of friends and family, CrazyThunder decided to follow through with filing charges.
She also hopes to have both dogs euthanized. However, according to Mary Remer, director of Animal Services in Pocatello, since it’s the dogs’ first bite offense, if found guilty, they will be ordered to be spayed and neutered, microchipped and placed in a more strict environment. Both dogs were current on rabies vaccinations, and animal control hasn’t previously had any problems with either dog or their owner.
CrazyThunder says her granddaughter was traumatized by the incident. She doesn’t want to go to school for fear of being made fun of for her stitches and swollen face, and she’s now terrified of animals. Though RunningHorse had a pet dog for a brief period when she was much younger, she doesn’t want another one anymore.
Because of the swelling, the stitches and torn lip, it’s hard for RunningHorse to talk.
“Her few words were, ‘I don’t want to have a dog ever again, Grandma,’” CrazyThunder said.
CrazyThunder hopes to eventually reintroduce her granddaughter to animals to teach her that most are safe to be around. But her landlord doesn’t allow pets, and none of her friends have pets. So she’s turning to the community to perhaps lend a hand.
“If somebody has animals that are well-trained and can help me, ... I’d really, really like support,” CrazyThunder said.
This most recent attack is the third to occur in the Pocatello area in the past five months. In June, a Pocatello man shot and killed a pit bull on his 5-acre farm near Chinese Peak after it and another pit bull attempted to bite through a fence to get into his property.  In early October, a Pocatello woman was attacked by two pit bulls on her front porch.
Remer encourages parents of small children to keep an eye on their kids when they’re around animals and pets.
“You never really want to leave your dogs unattended with kids,” she said. “Kids can send so many bad messages to dogs, and dogs have no way (of knowing how) to react. I’m not saying the girl started it, but if you really want to protect kids, never leave kids unattended.”

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

I AM A BREEDIST - ALL BREEDS ARE CREATED BY HUMANS FOR TWO REASONS: (1) LOOKS (2) TO DO A JOB - WHEN THAT JOB BECOMES SO DISPICABLE AND POSES A DANGER TO HUMANS ITS TIME TO ABANDON THE BREED


“I am a breedist. I discriminate based on the breed of the dog because all breeds are not the same. All breeds were created by humans. All of them.  A purebred dog is an unnatural thing. It would never occur in nature without human intervention. If humans can create them, we can eliminate them - without guilt.   All dog breeds were created for two reasons: aesthetics (looks) or to do a job (herd, track, retrieve, etc.) They are either works of art or tools for humans.  The creation of the Pit Bull type dogs was for despicable and obsolete reasons. That tool, developed for the purpose of winning in a fight, now poses a danger to humans. It is no longer needed and, in fact, can be extremely harmful.  Let's abandon this breed in favor of other breeds with less risk. Unborn dogs will never be missed, nor will they ever suffer or cause harm.”   -    Steven Lowe

Pit bulls were not bred to be nanny dogs.  “They were created by dog fighters to be the ultimate canine gladiator. A brick like head, powerful jaws, an athletic, whippet thin body. Tenacious, agile, it is genetically programmed to inflict terrible injuries.” - BBC

All the love and training in the world will have no impact if this dog’s genetics kick in. That’s proven time and time again with the lives lost and the people left disfigured and disabled.



SHAKER HEIGHTS OH - 3 MONTHS AFTER THE PIT BULL MAULING DEATH OF ANNIE WILLIAMS CITY COUNCIL TOOK THE FIRST STEP IN STRENGTHENING ITS LAWS TO PROTECT PEOPLE FROM VICIOUS DOGS

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Councilman Rob Zimmerman said Monday night that, after that incident, residents looked to council to do something.
On that night, City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance aimed at regulating vicious dogs. The ordinance, if passed, would allow pit bulls currently living in the city to remain. It would not, however, allow residents to take ownership of a pit bull starting with the day of the legislation's passage.
Further, the ordinance would require that any dog or animal labeled vicious by the city's animal warden be registered annually with the city at a cost of $20.
"This isn't just for pit bulls," said Law Director Williams Ondrey Gruber, "this is for any dog labeled vicious. The city determines if a dog is vicious. There are just a small number of (vicious dogs) in the city."
Gruber said he spoke with representatives of the city of Lakewood, where pit bull ownership is banned, while crafting the Shaker Heights amendments.
"While dogs of other breeds can and have killed and injured people and pets," Gruber told council, "and many types of dogs have been involved in dog bite incidents, the pit bull dog, statistically, far out ranks any other breed of dog in the number and severity of dog attacks and deaths and injuries related to dogs."
Gruber's report to council noted that pit bulls or pit bull mixes were involved in incidents in which they bit or knocked down U.S. Postal workers on May 23 and Aug. 19 in Shaker Heights, and that a dog was killed by two pit bull terriers in August in Avon Lake. Gruber further told of the strength and unpredictability of the pit bull.
Shaker Heights already has laws designed to keep people safe from vicious dogs, such as those detailing the strength of a leash and the person walking a vicious dog, and how vicious dogs must be contained in yards.
Further restraints would be added as part of the amendments, including mandatory spaying or neutering of a vicious dog; regular rabies vaccinations; and increasing the owner's mandatory liability insurance from $100,000, to $500,000.
The changes were all discussed by City Council's Safety and Public Works Committee. A member of that committee is Councilman James Brady.
"It's almost a phase out of pit bulls in the city," Brady said of not allowing more pit bulls in Shaker Heights in the future.
Brady said he knows some people who own well-mannered pit bulls. Still, he said, since the time the committee discussed the changes, "I was not overwhelmed by phone calls or emails for, or against."
Councilwoman Nancy Moore said the changes in the vicious dog ordinance are in answer to more incidents than Williams' death.
"Less than three months ago, on Scottsdale Road," Moore said, "a runner was bitten four times. The attack was unprovoked."
Moore said that, unless the law is made stronger, "WE'RE WAITING, JUST WAITING, FOR ANOTHER ATTACK TO OCCUR." 
The city's animal warden, Brady said, conservatively estimates that there are 200-300 pit bulls now living in Shaker Heights.
The state of Ohio does not consider pit bulls vicious, but the state law does not overturn municipal bans on pit bulls.

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NEW MEXICO - KOB EYEWITNESS NEWS 4 DID A STORY IN RESPONSE TO DOGS BEING STOLEN AND SPOKE TO A MAN WHO SAYS HE WAS INVOLVED IN DOG FIGHTING FOR YEARS



Created: 05/12/2015 10:12 PM
By: Danielle Todesco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
We've been warned. Dogs are being stolen in New Mexico and possibly used in dogfighting rings. It's frightening to think it could happen to your beloved pet.
What happens inside these dog rings is something that needs to be exposed, so KOB got the inside story from a man who says he was involved in the high-stakes world of dogfighting for years.
"The guys doing it…is your everyday guys. I know businessmen that are doing it," said the man, who will remain anonymous. "They put on a suit and tie during the day, and then at night, they're out there on the treadmills with their dogs."
He was one of them.
The man didn't want to show his face, but he did want to bring us inside the world of dogfighting and wanted to make it clear that he no longer takes part in it.
"I just came forward because I, I don't believe that all the little dogs are missing because of pit bull baiting or what that's all about," he said.
Baiting is the practice of using a helpless dog to give a fighting dog a chance to train.
But the man said that isn't what he has seen.
"You can't teach a pit bull how to fight," he said.  "Any dog man would say that's animal cruelty."
He calls himself a "dog man," and says all the guys in the dogfighting ring he knew are also "dog men."
They live their lives breeding purebred pit bulls – AKC certified – and placing them in fights for big-time profits.
"We probably won about $50,000 in the life of the dog," he said. "I think the last fight we went to was $6,500 and we walked away with $13,000. That's just on one fight."
Dogs train for several months before a fight.
The man says "training" means a lot of cardio to build up their endurance. He says you don't train a pit bull to fight because they're bred that way.
Owners don't clip the ears or tail because those are non-lethal targets they want the other dog to bite.
The dogs weigh between 20 and 40 pounds, and like wrestlers and boxers, have a weigh-in the day of the fight.
They wash the opponent's dog to be sure there's no poison or acid on their skin for an advantage, and then, the fight starts.
They can last for hours.
As long as the dogs are in what's called a "hold" – biting each other – the fight continues. When one dog finally stops trying, the fight is declared over.
"I have never seen a dog die in the ring," the man said. "Most of the guys there will have a staple gun – the vet staple gun – and they'll staple them right up.
He says owners also have IV bags from vets to hook the dogs up to after a fight.
But how could a "dog man" ever be involved in such a brutal game?
"I didn't think I was hurting people, so that's why I got into it," he said. "We've never used any kind of other dog other than a pit bull whenever we did anything."
Organizations like Animal Humane New Mexico say the dogfighting they know and see evidence of is much different, and say no breed of dog is safe.
"Sometimes they'll come in with ground-down teeth, broken teeth," said Rex Nowacki, with Animal Humane. He is tasked with the nearly-impossible task of re-socializing those dogs so they can be adopted.
He says they do see bait dogs and the horrific evidence of what they've been through.
"Anytime you hear or see an animal that has been hurt or mistreated, it's absolutely heartbreaking," Nowacki said.
We know there are several different types of dogfighting – some sophisticated, some quick and dirty street fights.
But make no mistake – it's all animal cruelty and it's all illegal.