Monday, November 30, 2015

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DELRAY BEACH FL - A BULLDOG MIX CHARGED INTO A YARD AND ATTACKED A WOMAN GETTING READY TO WALK HER 3 SMALL DOGS - HER SHIH TZU WAS KILLED AND HER WHEATON TERRIER HAD A CHUNK TAKEN OUT OF ITS EAR

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A Delray Beach woman said she was ready to take her three dogs for a walk on Thanksgiving when a neighbors’ dog came bounding down Northwest Seventh Court into her yard and grabbed her Shih Tzu, Krissy, by the neck.

"We had no chance. This dog was going to kill," Carrie Childs said.
Childs said she watched in horror as the dog shook 9-pound Krissy in its mouth and flung her to the ground.
Childs said the dog went for her Wheaton Terrier, Beau, next.
"In that time, a woman from the house came over with a Taser and had to tase the dog several times to calm it," Childs said.
Childs said when the large dog let go, it took a chunk of Beau's ear. Childs' husband took Beau to a veterinarian, but little Krissy wasn't moving.
Krissy died in her arms
"Our house is quiet now," Childs said. "She was our little sergeant."
The BULLDOG MIX  that attacked the dogs was taken to animal care and control, and the bulldog's owners decided to put him down Monday morning, Capt. Dave Walesky said.
"The dog was under a dangerous dog classification because we now have two separate incidents of the dog inflicting severe injury on a domestic animal," Walesky said.
About a month ago, the bulldog bit another small-breed dog at a park, and that pet survived, Walesky said.
The bulldog's owners could not be reached for comment.

CAPE CORAL FL - 3 PIT BULLS CHARGED FROM ACROSS THE STREET AND MAULED A YORKIE TO DEATH THAT WAS BEING WALKED ON A LEASH


Mary Benbynek and her daughter’s Yorkie, Snickers, were attacked by three pit bulls while out on a walk Friday evening.
It happened in the 4000 block of SE 3rd Avenue in Cape Coral.
Benbynek says she was walking Snickers, who was sniffing out all of the mailboxes, when two pit bulls started charging from across the street.
“They immediately knocked me down and kept going so they were dragging me on my back for a whole, I would say, a house length,” Benbynek explained.
She says that’s when a third pit bull got a hold of Snickers.
“Picked him up, just mauled him, shook him.”
She started screaming for help. She says that’s when her neighbors rushed out of their house and pulled the dogs away.
“I just told her to get up and take the dog and run,” Sue Dupont said. “And then screamed for the neighbors to come out and get their dogs.”
Benbynek jumped in her car and took Snickers to the vet, but they said there was nothing they could do for him. The veterinarian told her he had a dislocated hip, bite marks, and a hernia in his stomach.
The next day, Benbynek says one of the pit bull owners apologized and offered to pay the vet bill.
“But he was going to keep them and he was going to put a chain on the fence and hope it never happens again,” Benbynek said.
WINK News stopped by the pit owners’ house. They declined to comment.
Benbynek, and the rest of the neighborhood tells us, they just want to feel safe while walking down their street.
“Other neighbors next door have pets, there’s cats that run around in the neighborhood, I’m just not comfortable having those killers living across the street,” Dupont said.
Benbynek says she filed a report with the Cape Coral Police Department who said Animal Control will be investigating. WINK News is waiting to hear back from Animal Control about details on the case.

VICTORVILLE CA - 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED A MAN CROSSING THE STREET CAUSING MAJOR INJURIES - CARS BEGAN STOPPING AND HONKING THEIR HORNS - BOTH DOGS HAD BLOOD DRIPPING FROM THEIR MOUTHS THEY ATTEMPTED TO ATTACK MEN WHO GOT OUT TO AID THE VICTIM

(VVNG.com): At about 11:37 a.m. on Sunday, November 29th deputies from the Victorville station were dispatched to a report of TWO PIT BULLS attacking a man on the 12800 block of 1st street near Nisqualli Road. The man was reportedly in the middle of the street when bystanders witnessed the man being attacked by the two apparently vicious dogs.
“I was at the corner when it happened, the dogs attacked a man crossing the street. Four cars stopped and started honking to get them off him, then they got out the car. The dogs turned on one man and got him down. It was horrific, the two guys got to safety, but the two dogs were loose when I drove off. Both dogs had blood on them one was dripping blood from his mouth,” said Bianca Morales, on a Victor Valley News Facebook group comment.
One of the two dogs was reported to be shot by a deputy in order to stop the dog from attacking any additional bystanders . The second dog was taken by animal control. The initial victim transported to the hospital for treatment of major injuries caused by the attack. It is unknown if any others were transported for treatment of injuries as a result of the attack.
No further information is available at this time, information will be updated as it is received.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

MATTAWA ONTARIO CANADA - A LARGE BLACK DOG WITH SHORT HAIR AND POINTED EARS ATTACKED A 22-MONTH-OLD CHILD IN A STROLLER GOING TO THE SANTA CLAUS PARADE WITH HIS MOTHER

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A child sustained severe injuries to his face after being attacked by a dog in Mattawa, Saturday.
Ontario Provincial Police say a mother and her 22-month-old son were on their way to the Mattawa Santa Claus Parade at about 6:30 p.m. The child was in a stroller and they were on Park Street near Division when a large black dog with short hair and pointed ears lunged into the stroller and attacked the child.

The child sustained severe injuries to his face before the mother was able to pull the dog away. He was brought to hospital for medical attention.

OPP has canvassed the area but has not located the dog

Anyone who may have witnessed the attack or has information about the dog or who the owner of the dog is, should immediately contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.tipsubmit.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.




Saturday, November 28, 2015

JACKSON MI - A PIT BULL MIX ATTACKED ITS OWNER CAUSING SEVERE HEAD AND FACIAL INJURIES AFTER HE ATTEMPTED TO REMOVE SOMETHING FROM ITS MOUTH

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A dog attacked a Jackson man early Saturday, causing severe head and facial injuries.
The man tried to remove something from the mouth of his dog, a 1.5-YEAR-OLD MALE PIT BULL MIX,  and the dog responded aggressively, Jackson police Sgt. Adam Williams said.
Emergency personnel were called at 8:36 a.m. Nov. 28 to the man's home in the 100 block of Bates Street.
The man went to Allegiance Health for treatment and the dog was taken to the Jackson County Animal Shelter. Dangerous, impounded animals are not released for adoption, according to the county animal control and protection ordinance, and the dog was expected to be euthanized.
Williams said the owner or owners of the animal no longer wanted the dog in their home.

RALEIGH NC - A ROTTWEILER ATTACKED A 21-MONTH OLD CHILD CAUSING LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES




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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – The mother of a 21-month-old boy attacked by a ROTTWEILER Friday morning is asking for prayers for the boy’s recovery.

The mother, identified as Brittany, of Statesville, said she was in Raleigh visiting friends for Thanksgiving when her son Ryder was attacked.  There were two Rottweilers in the home but Brittany said only one is believed to have done the damage.

“There is no ill will,” Brittany said of the dog’s owners. The dog said to have attacked Ryder lived at the home on Euston Street. The second belonged to the mother of Brittany’s friend.
Both dog owners are at UNC Hospital where the toddler is expected to under go extensive surgeries.
“We’re looking at months of surgeries,” Brittany said. “Lots of reconstructive surgery.”

Brittany said Ryder played with the dogs throughout the day Thursday and had never shown any aggression towards the boy.
“We were sitting at the kitchen table eating breakfast and he was off playing,” Brittany said.
Ryder slipped out through a large doggydoor, Brittany said.
“The time it happened was minute,” she said.
Brittany saw the boy after the attack and said the dogs were not showing him attention at that point.
“It’s a horrible feeling to find your child like that and you’re helpless,” she said.
Ryder is in stable condition but is having his breathing assisted as the attacked affected his airway, according to Brittany.
“He’s very little. He’s not even two yet so he has a lot ahead of him,” she said.
Brittany has been welcomed to the Ronald McDonald House in Chapel Hill as she will miss work to be with her son.
“Right now, the only thing we want is for Ryder to be healthy, safe, and get through this,” she said.
Both Rottweilers at the home at the time of the attack will be put down.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

CARMEL ME - 2 PIT BULLS PUSHED AN AIR CONDITIONER OUT OF A WINDOW AND ESCAPED THEN CAME UPON A NEIGHBOR'S DECK AND MAULED THEIR 7-YEAR-OLD GERMAN SHEPHERD

CARMEL, Maine —TWO PIT BULLS were euthanized Monday after they escaped from their owner’s house on Route 2 on Saturday and attacked a neighbor’s dog, according to authorities.
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Jack, the 7-year-old German shepherd that was attacked, had 14 bites from the pair of pit bulls, said owner Heather Babcock, who lives with her husband and two young daughters next door to the owner of the pit bulls.
“This has been a problem that has been going on for quite some time,” Babcock said Monday morning before the dogs were removed.
The pit bulls apparently pushed an air conditioner out of a window to escape and attacked Jack at around 9 p.m. Saturday.
“They came up on my deck and just mauled him,” Babcock said.
Her 13-year-old daughter was home alone at the time of the attack.
“She went out with a broom” to break up the dogs, Babcock said. “We’re lucky nothing else happened.”
Babcock added that another time the dogs had escaped from their home, she found her 9-year-old daughter in the backyard fearing for her life.
“She was up on the picnic table,” she said, adding, “Somebody is going to get hurt.”

CAROLINE VA - AN UNNAMED BREED OF DOG BIT A WOMAN DRAWING BLOOD AS SHE WAS TAKING HER USUAL WALK IN HER NEIGHBORHOOD - SHE WAITED A WEEK FOR ANIMAL CONTROL TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE WITH THE DOG'S OWNER IF SHE WILL NEED RABIES SHOTS

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Karen Cauthorne has been walking around her Ruther Glen neighborhood for 35 years.
Last week, she was attacked by a dog.
“He stood there and growled at me,” Cauthorne said. “Then he walked around to the front of me. I swatted my arm to shoo him away and he jumped on my arm.”
She said she got away and made it safely to her home, but she’s still worried.
That’s because she knows there are several children who live and play nearby. She said the school bus stop isn’t far from the cul de sac where she was attacked.
Cauthorne says she waited a week for Caroline County Animal Control to address the issue with the dog’s owner, but it never happened.
She said the dog’s home is about six houses down from where she lives.
The County Health Department got involved because the dog drew blood when he attacked her.
Cauthorne said they advised her to contact her doctor about getting rabies shots.
That was something she hoped to avoid. She said that’s why she was counting on county leaders getting in touch with the dog owner.
Cauthorne said she grew frustrated when the health department asked her to find out the dog owner’s name.
She left a note, but didn’t find out the person’s name. That’s when Cauthorne said she was advised that they would close her case on Wednesday before workers there left for the Thanksgiving holiday.
She said she was told they would mark the case “dog not captured”.
A CBS 6 reporter contacted the environmental health manager at the Health Department about Cauthorne’s case.
Brent McCord told us that Cauthorne’s case isn't closed, despite what Cauthorne said she was told.
McCord said they were still trying to find the owner of the dog to verify which dog initiated the attack.
Shortly after our phone conversation with McCord, we went to Cauthorne’s home.
She told us that McCord had just left their neighborhood, but not before leaving a note on the dog owners door.
“He put a containment notice on their door and said he would keep in contact with me. That’s all I wanted him to do at first,” Cauthorne added.
The dog owner was not home when we stopped by.
We also tried to reach out to the Caroline County Animal Control. A sign on the gate said the office was closed for the holiday.
In the meantime, Cauthorne says she is going to contact her doctor to see if rabies shots are necessary.

PIT BULLS - MORE HUMAN FATALITIES THAN ALL OTHER BREEDS COMBINED

LAWTON OK - AN UNNAMED BREED OF DOG STANDING WITH ITS OWNER IN ITS YARD SUDDENLY BEE-LINED A JOGGER EVEN THOUGH THE JOGGER PAUSED SO NOT TO PROVOKE - IT ATTACKED CAUSING DEEP WOUNDS AND NERVE DAMAGE TO HIS ARM



A Lawton man is on the mend after he was attacked by a neighbor's dog in an east Lawton neighborhood.
"I looked and the dog was charging," Robert Whigham said as he recalled the attack when he was out for his daily jog.
Whigham says in an instant, the dog had him by the arm before taking a hold of his leg. After wrestling with the animal for what he says seemed like an eternity, he was able to break free. Left bloody and bruised, he was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he received more than a dozen stitches.
The dog has since been put down, but Whigham says the attack could have been prevented. He said neighbors told him afterward that the dog had been loose before, and even displayed signs of aggression toward them and their animals. He's now warning others to keep a lookout, even when in the comforts of your own neighborhood.
Whigham’s daily jog is about one mile. He says he was unaware of the dangers just around the corner.
"I noticed there was a dog with the owner in the yard, but it seemed okay," Whigham said.
Whigham says like he had done so many times before, he continued to press on.
"I thought the dog was under control, even though it kind of grunted at me. I just kept running, and before I knew it, I heard the owner yell, 'Hey get back here,'" Whigham said.
That's when he says things took a turn for the worse. By now, the dog was in full charge. Instead of running away, Whigham stood his ground.
"And at that point, I paused because I didn't want to provoke it or anything like that, and I thought it was going to listen to the owner or stop," Whigham said.
When he realized that wasn't going to happen, he ran. But with the dog hot on his heels, Whigham hit a dip in the road and fell to the ground.
"When I rolled over, he was there. And all I could do is offer up my arm and he took it. I think that's a fair trade for my face," Whigham said. "When I looked, the owner wasn't coming across the street to kick or push or knock the dog off of me or anything."
Whigham was left fighting for his life.
"It was an all-out scrap. We were just going at it, and I was hitting, punching, trying to get him off of me. I was kicking, maneuvering on my back. I was still in the street," Whigham said.
Once the animal let go, Whigham was taken to the hospital.
He's now recovering from deep wounds and nerve damage. Once able, he says he plans to do things a little differently when venturing out, and encourages others to do the same.
"One, take a cell phone with you. Two, carry a good solid stick. The stick will give you stand-off distance from the animal, buy you some time. Third, if you have family members at home, let them know where you are going. ‘I'm going for a run, I'm leaving right now,’ make sure they know your route. That's what I recommend," Whigham said.
Lawton Animal Welfare responded to the attack and took control of the animal on site. They say animal attacks are easily avoided as long as pet owners follow some basic rules: simply restraining your animal, teaching it basic commands and always making sure your fence is secured. They also say regardless of the animal's size, if you're not being a responsible pet owner by taking these steps, you inevitably place the public and yourself at risk.
"Just because you are good with your dog and your dog is good with your pack, which means your family and your friends, doesn't mean it's going to be good with someone's kid or another person. It only takes seconds for a dog bite to happen," Russel Anderson, Lawton Animal Welfare superintendent, said.  
"You have to ask yourself as a pet owner, what if this was my child, what if this was my wife or husband, how would I feel if someone's pet was running at large, unregistered or unlicensed? I consider myself very lucky, no marks or wounds on the face or the head, no vital organs or head. I consider myself extremely lucky," Whigham said.
From July 2014 to June 2015, 191 bite reports were recorded by Lawton Animal Welfare, and 101 animals were reported at large or running loose.
Since July 1, the number of bites stands at 70.
Animal control says they expect the number of loose animals to increase as people's fences get knocked down from winter’s gusty winds. They encourage everyone to walk their fence line to make sure they are secure. They also encourage residents to report any animals running loose.

BUTLER COUNTY MO - 3 DOGS OF UNNAMED BREEDS ATTACKED A 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL AS SHE WAS WALKING TO THE SCHOOL BUS - A 17-YEAR-OLD GIRL TRIED TO GET THEM OFF AND THEN RAN FOR HELP

13-year-old girl attacked by three dogs in Butler County

 A 13-year-old girl is recovering from surgery after a brutal dog attack in Butler County. One of her neighbors saw it happen and rushed to pull three angry dogs off.





























































































































"The dogs were attacking her, she was in the ditch, it was really scary,” 17-year-old Sabrina Fandrick said.
It happened just outside Poplar Bluff as the girl, Lauren, was heading to the bus stop. Following the accident, her mom and other parents are calling for stricter rules in the neighborhood.
“Her clothes were pretty ripped up and she was bloody and very scared,” Her mother, Sarah Combs, said.
It is certainly not a way anyone wants to see their little girl.
“They said Lauren had been attacked by a dog and it was pretty bad and they had taken her to the ER and then I ran,” Combs said.
Combs was at work when the attack happened. She said she’s grateful that neighbors stepped in.
“I was scared. I realized that was an emergency,” Fandrick said.
Fandrick tried to pull the three large dogs off of Lauren. When she couldn’t, she ran to get help from another adult neighbor.
“It was horrifying,” Fandrick said. “When I saw her go down on the ground, and she started crying for help, that’s when I took off.”
“It took two people to get the three dogs off of her,” Combs said.
Combs said one of the dogs is usually friendly with the neighborhood kids, they’ve even played with it. She says this goes to show that pet owners can never be too careful.
“Put your dog up. Keep it on a lead. Keep it in your yard,” Combs said.
Another neighbor said this isn’t the first time one of those same dogs has threatened a child, many of whom are younger than five.
“They’re a lot smaller and more defenseless than the 13-year-old,” Combs said.
Right now, there’s no leash law in the county, but Combs and others want that changed.
“There are children that live in the county as well as the city.  I think personally they should have the same laws in the county as they do in the city,” Fandrick said.
Combs said authorities have taken two of the dogs to be tested for rabies. However, officers have not yet taken the other one. As of now, she’s told they’ll all be returned to their owners, pending rabies test results. 


CINCINNATI OH - ZAINABOU'S FAMILY GOT TREATED TO THANKSGIVING DINNER AT BOI NA BRAZA BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE - SINCE THE PIT BULL ATTACK THAT NEARLY KILLED HER IN JUNE 2014, THE DRAME FAMILY WANTS TO THANK EVERYBODY WHO'S BEEN IN HER LIFE, HELPING HER, PRAYING FOR HER


When it comes to counting our blessings, we're all guilty of overlooking something as simple as dinner with family.
Zainabou Drame's family won't make that mistake again.

The 7-year-old has defied the odds after a brutal pit bull attack in June 2014. Through surgeries on her face and windpipe, and the complications that followed, she and her family have been adjusting to their new normal, each milestone another reason to hold her closer.
"She's just playing and going to school and playing the cello," mom Tanina Drame said. "She still wants to do ballet again -- you know, just being a kid."
Despite a multi-million-dollar lawsuit judgment, her family may never see the money . Drame's hospital bills stand at $1 million and counting.
They didn't have to worry about the cost of this year's Thanksgiving dinner, though: Neimar Hensel, general manager at Boi Na Braza Brazilian steakhouse, invited the Drames free of charge. The idea came from a mutual friend.
"The community has really embraced us, and it's time for us to give it back to the community and nothing better than Thanksgiving," Hensel said. "When he told me about this little girl, we really felt that we really need to do something for them."
Since the attack, the Cincinnati Police Department and other community groups have set up fundraisers for Drame's family, another blessing they counted Thursday.
"I just want to say 'thank you' for everybody who's been in her life, helping her, praying for her," Tanina Drame said. "I'm very thankful and blessed."

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