Thursday, December 31, 2015

RICHMOND BC CANADA - A ROTTWEILER MIX SERIOUSLY INJURED A WOMAN WHO WAS TRYING TO DRAW THE DOG AWAY FROM HER 3-YEAR-OLD NEPHEW - THE WOMAN'S TWIN SISTER AND MOTHER OF THE CHILD RUSHED TO HELP AND WAS ALSO ATTACKED




                   "TWINS THAT TOKE"            

UPDATE:  http://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-couple-tells-how-they-stopped-dog-attack-on-twins-that-toke-1.2721527#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=IufP0OG


UPDATE:  THE FAMILY AND THE VICTIMS SPEAK OUT ON FACEBOOK AND THEY SAY THE DOG IS A ROTTWEILER/HUSKY -  http://www.am730.ca/syn/112/132848/family-of-richmond-dog-attack-victims-speak-out-on-social-media
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THE BREED NAME GAME - THIS STORY SAYS THE DOG WAS A PIT BULL/ROTTWEILER MIX:  http://www.straight.com/news/606331/three-hospitalized-after-pit-bull-rottweiler-dog-goes-berserk-richmond


Three people have been injured — one critically — in a vicious dog attack Wednesday in Richmond, B.C.
Police said one of the injured, the woman in critical condition, was bitten over a 100 times by a ROTTWEILER CROSSBREED.
Police were called to the 9200-block of Williams Road just after 1 p.m. PT after a report that a woman was being mauled by a dog and needed police help.
When officers arrived, they found the woman on the ground, covered in blood and trying to fend off the 35-kilogram dog.
"One of the officers attempted to distract the dog while the other officer tried extracting the wounded victim. The dog was momentarily distracted and returned to re-attack the victim and one of our officers," said Cpl. Dennis Hwang in a statement.
The officer fired her pistol at the dog and it fled. The 21-year-old woman was taken to hospital with extensive injuries.
"She suffered over 100 bites to her body, a fractured arm, a detached biceps.  She is currently undergoing surgery and is listed in critical condition," said Hwang."
"It was a miracle that our officers were unharmed."
Police said the woman was trying to draw the dog away from attacking her three-year-old nephew, the son of her twin sister.
"Her twin sister also sustained serious injuries, namely, multiple lacerations to her body while defending her son from the dog, said Hwang.
The sister was also taken to hospital, said police. The boy was unharmed.
A third person was also attacked when he tried to save the women.
Ken Brodie, a 73-year-old neighbour, climbed over a two-metre fence when he heard screaming.
"The dog was scraping at her legs and I tried to pull it off her," he told CBC News. 
"I just hope that girl is OK," said Brodie, who was also bitten by the dog. He needed seven stitches to a hand.
Lightest injury good samaritan
Hwang praised Brodie's actions.
"I really can't put it into words. The sacrifice, the getting into harm's way. At least that portion to me is pretty uplifting," said Hwang.
Police eventually found the dog. It's in the custody of the Richmond Animal Protection Society, said police.
"Our investigation revealed that the dog is known to the twin victims and is owned by a boyfriend."
Police have not said if any charges will be laid.
The identities of the victims have not been release.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

MIDDLESBROUGH ENGLAND - ON CHRISTMAS EVE JOHN STAINTHORPE WAS WALKING HIS 2 SHIH TZUS IN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD AS HE HAS DONE FOR YEARS WHEN HE REALIZED HE WAS BEING "STALKED" BY A PIT BULL

Shitzus Star and Zack


Shih tzus Zack and Star required vet treatment after being stalked and attacked while walking with grandad-of-five John Stainthorpe


A grandad who fought off a PIT BULLTERRIER as it attacked his dogs wants to thank passers-by who came to his aid.
Grandad-of-five John Stainthorpe has walked his two shih tzus, Zack and Star, around close to his home on Somerset Road, Grangetown , without incident for years.
But that changed in a savage morning attack, which began when the 62-year-old realised he was being stalked.
John said: “It was about 8.30am. As I was walking along Monmouth Road, I got so far down when I noticed this pit bull dog walking behind me.
Monmouth Road in Grangetown
“I didn’t like it being behind me so I turned into the car park area thinking I’d come back round near Somerset Road.
“Next thing I know the bulldog had Zack, the smallest one, by the neck.
“I was on the floor fighting with him. I had my hands in his mouth.
“I never thought that as a 62-year-old I’d be on the floor fighting a pit bull.”
As John fought to release the pit bull’s jaws from Zack, he called out to passers-by for help.
“I was shouting at the top of my voice,” said John.
“Eventually I managed to get him off, but he bit my hand really hard.
“Zack ran away but the pit bull got Star by the neck .
“I shouted to this woman and she said she was going to get someone.
“This man came out and tackled the pit bull. It took him about ten to 15 minutes to get him off.
“By this time more people had arrived. A lady put Star in her car while I went searching for Zack who had ran home.
“In all the shock, I didn’t get anybody’s name or address.
“I wanted to thank them - it could have been a lot worse. What if that had been a child?”
A Cleveland Police spokeswoman confirmed a pit bull dog has been seized and taken away by officer. She added inquiries are ongoing.
Both Zack and Star required vet treatment for bites in the incident on Christmas Eve while John suffered cuts to his hands and was given a tetanus injection as a precaution.
John said: “These dogs are my family - I want to thank the people who stopped to help.”


AMERICA'S 1ST FREEDOM - HERE ARE 5 OCCASIONS WHEN AMERICANS USED THEIR LEGALLY OWNED FIREARMS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM ATTACKING DOGS

The Armed Citizen® Dog Attacks
"Here at A1F Daily, we largely concentrate our Armed Citizen stories on Americans using firearms to save themselves from dangerous criminals. But two-legged “predators” aren’t the only dangers faced by law-abiding gun owners.  Here are five occasions from the past few years when armed Americans used their legally owned firearms to protect themselves from attacking dogs. "
When a man heard his disabled neighbor cry out for help, he quickly responded. The neighbor had tried to break up a fight between two neighborhood dogs when they turned on him, attacking him and biting his arms and legs. As the man followed his neighbor’s cries for help, he carried his firearm. He first yelled at the dogs to divert their attention away from the neighbor being mauled. When the dogs started toward him, he shot and killed both animals. The neighbor who was attacked was taken to a local hospital, but his condition was reportedly not known. The man carrying his firearm was reportedly not harmed during the attack. (Contra Costa Times, Isleton, Calif., 6/5/14) 
After a woman arrived home with her pet pit bull in Exeter Township, Pa., she was attacked by the dog as she tried to remove it from her car. The woman’s partner came to her aid, but was also attacked by the dog. One neighbor described the scene to a local news outlet by stating, “The dog would not let [him] go.” Other neighbors came to help the couple. When the dog failed to stop after one neighbor hit it with a metal bar, another neighbor shot the dog, ending the attack. The wounded couple was taken to a local hospital. (WFMZ, Allentown, Pa., 5/1/14) 
Two children were outside on a public street in San Bernardino, Calif., when a pit bull attacked them. As the children tried to escape from the dog, the children’s aunt picked up a toy scooter and attempted to use it to fight the dog off. A neighbor noticed the attack, retrieved a gun, and shot and killed the dog. Following the incident, the aunt explained to a reporter that she was fearful for the children’s lives and said that the armed citizen is a hero. One of the children was taken to a local hospital for her injuries, but is now fine. (NBC, Los Angeles, Calif., 10/7/13) 
Injuries sustained to Anthony Wilson’s face, torso, arms and legs were severe, but he was last reported to be in good condition after he was attacked by two dogs in his neighborhood. The dogs escaped from a yard early one afternoon and attacked 77-year-old Wilson. He tried to seek refuge under a pickup truck with little success. The dogs snapped at his legs and continued to bite and claw him, trying to drag him from the protection of the vehicle. After a neighbor heard Wilson’s cries for help and saw the dogs attacking, he retrieved a firearm and attempted to scare the dogs away. But when the dogs then turned their attention from Wilson to the neighbor, he fired, killing both animals. (The Times-Tribune, Dunmore, Pa., 7/3/13)
Police were called after a man shot a dog that had attacked his 11-year-old son. The dog belonged to a neighbor and had broken free of its leash before it bit the boy. The boy’s father retrieved a handgun and fired one shot when the dog lunged toward him. The wounded dog ran off, but was later located and taken to be euthanized. The boy was treated for his injuries and is expected to make a full recovery. (The Press-Enterprise, Riverside County, Calif., 4/8/12)

ANDERSON SC - POLICE ARRIVED TUESDAY EVENING TO FIND MULTIPLE DOGS ATTACKING 3 PEOPLE WHO MANAGED TO GET ON TOP OF A TRUCK - ALL 3 WERE INJURED - ONE WITH SERIOUS INJURIES

The Anderson Police Department says three people were attacked by dogs and one left with serious injuries Tuesday evening.
According to the Police Department, officers arrived at the scene of the attack at the corner of Osborne Ave. and Shirley St.
Three people were injured from multiple dogs that surrounded the victims while they were on top of a truck.
Officers said they went to help the victims, but could not get close to the dogs.
They said one of the dogs charged in their direction. A second dog was shot as it tried to attack and officer.
A third dog was captured.
All three dogs were taken to Anderson PAWS to be tested for rabies and other diseases.
Police said one of the victims had blood loss, but none of them had life threatening injuries.
Officers say the owner has not been found, but is expected to be arrested and charged for letting the animals run loose terrorizing people.
They say two of the dogs had microchips which say they were owned by Tayvon Morton in Greenwood. They do not know if they belong to him anymore.

BARTLETT TX - 2 PIT BULLS RAN LOOSE AND ATTACKED SEVERAL ANIMALS THEN RIPPED A DONKEY'S THROAT SO SEVERELY IT HAD TO BE PUT DOWN

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An 8 p.m. call Saturday to the Bartlett Police Department reported two dogs, identified as PIT BULLS, attacked a donkey at a property inside the Bartlett city limits, a news release said Tuesday.

Bartlett Animal Control Officer David Brittain went to the scene and found the donkey was in severe distress and suffering. The decision was made between veterinarian Dr. Amanda Kowalski, who came to the location at 419 Kimbell to address the emergency situation, and the donkey’s owner to euthanize it to end its suffering.

“This is an ongoing investigation by the city of Bartlett and the animal control officer, so I’m not at liberty to comment,” Kowalski, a Belton Veterinary Clinic veterinarian, said Tuesday.

The two dogs were captured. Police department records showed the pit bulls attacked several animals before the donkey incident and no vaccination records were found, Brittain said.

The dogs were euthanized and their remains sent for rabies testing, which is required by state law.

“They were just doing what was humane to keep the donkey from suffering,” Bartlett Mayor pro tem Barbara Sandobal said Tuesday. The donkey had a torn trachea and esophagus.

“People have gotten in the habit of letting their dogs run loose and it’s gotten unsafe. More than one dog is a pack, and the dogs are running in packs. What if this had been children? The dogs should be home where they are fed regularly and maybe things like this wouldn’t happen,” Sandobal said.

The incident is an ongoing investigation and no more information will be released yet, Bartlett Police Chief Markus Holt said.

http://m.tdtnews.com/news/article_3f9ea932-ae9c-11e5-bf8c-f37f8c7d6b6c.html?mode=jqm


FORT ST. JOHN, BC CANADA - ROBIN ELGIE AND WENDY LEE BAKER OPENED THEIR FRONT DOOR ON CHRISTMAS DAY AND 2 PIT BULLS RUSHED INSIDE THEIR HOME AND WENT FOR THEIR CAT - THE CAT IS DEAD, BAKER SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES, AND ELGIE WAS LIFE FLIGHTED TO EDMONTON WHERE THEY ARE TRYING TO SAVE BOTH HIS HANDS!!!


 A Fort St. John man is undergoing multiple surgeries in an Edmonton hospital to save his arms and hands following a vicious dog attack on Christmas Day, but is in positive spirits, friends and family say.
Robin Elgie and his girlfriend Wendy Lee Baker were attacked by A PAIR OF STRAY PIT BULLS   in the evening at their home in the Southridge Mobile Home Park.
Both sustained significant wounds from the attack, forcing Elgie, 66, to be transported to the University of Alberta Hospital for emergency surgery. Baker was treated at the hospital in Fort St. John.
Elgie was undergoing his fourth surgery Wednesday morning, his daughter Sheryl Elgie told the Alaska Highway News in an interview from Edmonton.
"Doctors are continually to having to remove the dead flesh and clean up the infection," she said."Until that is done and some healing starts to begin, they won't be able to tell if they have to amputate. 
They're trying to save his hands at this point, but they can't do any skin grafts and move forward until all of the dead tissue is removed and all of the infection is completely gone."
BC Emergency Health Services confirmed the attack, saying emergency crews were called to the home around 7 p.m. 
Fort St. John RCMP have not responded to multiple requests for comments.
Sheryl Elgie said Baker had opened the door to the couple's home to let their dog inside when the two dogs came charging in and "immediately went for their cat."
Both Robin and Baker tried to stop the dogs only to be attacked themselves. 
Baker managed to lock herself in a bedroom to call 911, while Robin continued to try to fend off the dogs. The cat was killed and their dog was unharmed.
Both Robin and Baker sustained multiple bites, though Robin sustained the worst of the injuries, including punctures to his legs, torso, hands, forearms and biceps, Elgie said.
"They literally tore his arms apart," she said.
Police officers arrived at the home and both dogs were reportedly shot, while Robin was quickly airlifted to Edmonton, Elgie said. It's unclear who owned the dogs, and RCMP have not followed up with Robin in the hospital, Elgie said.
Despite the attack, Robin remains in positive spirits. 
"He's more worried about everyone else going out of their way for him than himself the last few days," Elgie said.
"He's talking to people, he's able to have conversations on the phone, he's more coherent. He's in better spirits.
"He's obviously upset that it happened, he just doesn't understand how it happened or why it happened," she added. "His big worry is what if it happened to somebody else with children?"
Baker is recovering in Fort St. John and has not yet been able to travel to Edmonton. 

HAGERSTOWN MD - THE STATE PRISON AGENCY IS NO LONGER ALLOWING INMATES TO RAISE RESCUED PETS FOR ADOPTION AFTER A PIT BULL BIT TWO INMATES AND AN OFFICER

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(AP) — The state prison agency says it’s no longer allowing inmates to raise rescued pets for adoption at a medium-security prison in western Maryland after A PIT BULL BIT TWO INMATES AND A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER.
The curtailment of the program at the Maryland Correctional Training Center does not affect other animal-centered programs within the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, including those in which inmates train service dogs for disabled veterans the agency said in a statement Wednesday.
Agency spokesman Robert Thomas told The Herald-Mail on Tuesday that the prison pet program at the 180-bed institution near Hagerstown has been discontinued until further notice.
The program allowed inmates to care for cats and dogs from area animal shelters. Proponents say it saved scores of animals from euthanasia since it began in July 2014.
But Thomas said the program was growing without guidelines, raising issues exemplified by the recent dog attack.
“We cannot just continue to take in dogs and cats. That’s not the businessof a correctional institution. There are significant limitations. I think somewhere along the line, that part has been overlooked. This is a correctional facility,” Thomas told The Herald-Mail.
Warden Phil Morgan told The Herald-Mail in July that the program had had “a total calming effect” on the prison’s inmate population.
The program saved 43 dogs and 16 cats from euthanasia in its first year, the newspaper reported. Jessica Stevenson, who helped manage the program, said the prison was housing 14 full-grown dogs and six puppies when a reporter visited in July.
She said the pets sometimes received obedience training but others just needed attention.
Thomas said many people have questioned the decision to end the program. But he said it couldn’t continue without a clearer structure.
"THE PROGRAM SEEMS TO HAVE MORPHED INTO A GROWING OPERATION UP THERE WITHOUT THE NECESSARY GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS,"  he told The Herald-Mail.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

LIVINGSTON PARISH LA - A NEIGHBORHOOD DOG ATTACKED A YOUNG GIRL PLAYING IN HER YARD - SHE IS HOSPITALIZED WITH HEAD AND NECK INJURIES


(WAFB) - A child is in the hospital after being attacked by a dog Tuesday night, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office. 

Deputies were called out to the 38000 block of Weiss Road in the Denham Springs area around 4 p.m. Tuesday.
According to LPSO, the child was playing in her own yard when the girl was attacked by a dog from the neighborhood.

The child was taken to a local hospital after sustained injuries to her head and neck which appear to be non-life threatening. 

Deputies are attempting to find the owner of the dog. LPSO said chargers are pending.
Animal Control was called out to take care of the dog. Officials are not yet sure of the dog's breed.



CHESTERFIELD ENGLAND - 2 JAPANESE AKITAS CAME OVER A FENCE AND MAULED A BELOVED LABRADOR CROSS "MILLY" TO DEATH ON CHRISTMAS DAY

Labrador cross, Milly, was killed on Christmas Day by two Japanese Akitas on her garden on eswick Drive, Chesterfield. Owners Lindsay Kent and Jason Hardy have been left heartbroken


Lindsay Kent and Jason Hardy had only just moved to their new house on Keswick Drive, Chesterfield, when their four-year-old Labrador cross, Milly, was savaged on their back garden by 2 JAPANESE AKITAS  owned by dog breeders living next door.


Lindsay, 43, who is previously from Sheffield, said she was in the house with Jason and her 19-year-old son on Christmas Day when the two Akitas jumped over their fence to get to their dog. She described how Milly had gone running down the garden with Christmas bells jingling around her neck when she was let out at about 7.30pm.

Lindsay said: “I heard a noise I will never, ever forget.

“I ran straight outside and saw those two dogs were on top of Milly and I just started screaming.”
She added: “Then Jason and my son ran outside trying to get them off her.

“Jason shut me inside the house because I was having a meltdown and he didn’t want me to see what had happened to her.”

Lindsey said one of the owners then came outside to try and get the dogs off after hearing all the noise and realising they had got over the fence.
The back garden where the attack took place

Eventually, Milly managed to get away and ran back into the house, where she tried to get into her bed.
But Lindsay said that because the two dogs had ‘ripped everything out of her’ a pool of blood was left allover the downstairs of the house.
Jason then went with the neighbour to take Milly straight to a nearby vet, but she died from her injuries during the car journey.

“I just feel like my heart has been ripped out, it is completely broken,” Lindsay added.
She said: “We got Millie as a rescue dog from the RSPCA. She helped me to grieve after I lost my husband in a car accident.

“She just gave us so much love and happiness and she spent every day with me.
“The whole family is traumatised and hurt by what has happened.

"THOSE OTHER DOGS WEREN'T LIKE PETS, THEY WERE JUST LIKE KILLING MACHINES."

“Jason is having nightmares about what he had to deal with and is haunted by what he saw.
“I don’t want to go downstairs in a morning knowing that Milly won’t be there.
“She wasn’t just a dog, she was like another child to me.”

Derbyshire police confirmed the incident was reported to them. A spokesman said that when an officer visited the neighbours, they were notified that the two dogs had been put down.


http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/grassroots/two-akitas-killed-after-mauling-to-death-rescued-labrador-on-christmas-day-1-7647597

DUNDALK IRELAND - A JAPANESE AKITA ATTACKED A FAMILY MEMBER RELENTLESSLY FOR ALMOST 2 HOURS CAUSING HORRIFIC INJURIES - SHE NOW WANTS TO WARN ABOUT THE POTENTIAL DANGERS OF AKITAS

A woman who nearly lost her arm after being mauled by an Akita dog has warned people over the danger of
the "restricted breed".  Mum-of-three Olivia Donnelly faces another eight operations next year on her left arm,
which was ripped wide open in a relentless two-hour attack.  She was savaged by her father’s dog,  A 
MALE JAPANESE AKITA, when he got into the yard of the Readypenny Inn pub near Dundalk, Co
Louth.  Her father Mickey ran the pub until his death there last month.

Olivia said: “The dog had either got out or jumped the fence and suddenly he was there. I didn’t even see
him until he had my arm in his mouth. I tried to pull away and get away and then he started on my legs. I was
black and blue. I have bite marks all over my body.”

Olivia said her dad got Bran, who has since been destroyed, three years ago and he also had a female Akita
who was gentle and recently had pups. She was mauled on November 14 as she was going to check on
 the new arrivals. The worst injury was to her left arm when she tried to pull away from him.

Bran grabbed and “he swung me all around the yard”.

She added: “I don’t know at what stage I copped on that if I played dead he would just circle me.

“I began to gradually crawl to the back door, it took two hours. At one stage he came in for a big
 attack again. That was when he grabbed my left arm and I could see him ripping it and I could see it in
 his mouth. I dropped to the ground to play dead. It was 20 minutes until I moved. He noticed I was
 moving and he went for my arm again. I don’t know how I did it but I looked the dog in the eyes and
 said, ‘Bran I have had it’. After that, he never touched me and I dragged myself to the back door.”

When family members who were inside realised what was going on, they tried to get him away from
 her but to no avail. Olivia has no memory of what happened from the time she got to safety in the 
kitchen until she woke up in Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital.

She expressed her thanks to staff at the intensive care unit and said doctors have saved her left arm.
Olivia, from Dundalk, added:  “He had ripped every artery out of my arm and all my veins so everything
 had to be put back in from my leg into my arm. I am very lucky to have my arm.”

She has extensive stitching to her left leg and skin grafts and will need eight operations next year. Olivia,
who has kids Keelan, eight, Oisin, six, and four-year-old Tiernan with fiance Patrick Kane, said she
was only getting over the death of her father when the attack happened.

Now she wants to warn people about the potential dangers of Akitas. Olivia said:

 “They look like cute wee teddy bears but they were trained bear killers. It is in their genes, it is their instinct.
Be very, very careful if you get an Akita.”

Despite all she has been through, she said she would go through it again to have her beloved father back.
 Olivia added: “He was a rock. If you needed anything he would be there. I so miss his phone calls.”

Louth county vet Garrett Shine said: “Any dog can bite but there is a reason why the list of restricted breeds
 was drawn up and it is because if they go ‘wrong’ they go seriously wrong.

“Of course any dog can bite, and I am aware there is a school of thought the restricted breed legislation
 should be revoked because it is the ‘deed’ and not the dog. You can get a Japanese Akita or a pit-bull
or a staffie and most of the latter are well socialised.

“But they have power in their jaws and unlike getting a nip from say a little Jack Russell, these dogs have
power and if they go off they are like bombs.”


PRINCE GEORGE VA - 4 DOGS WERE SHOT BY POLICE OFFICERS ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, IN 2 DIFFERENT ATTACKS - IT WAS 2 PITS IN THE FIRST ATTACK...WHAT'S THE ODDS IT WAS 3 PITS IN THE SECOND ATTACK???


According to the Prince George Police Department, the two attacks both occurred Dec. 27.
The first attack occurred around 11:55 a.m. in the 2800 block of Manitoba Drive. POLICE SAID THREE ADULTS, ACCOMPANIED BY CHILDREN, WERE WALKING A SMALL DOG IN THE AREA.  TWO PIT BULLS THEN BROKE THROUGH A FENCED-IN AREA.  POLICE SAID ONE OF THE PIT BULLS ATTACKED THE SMALL DOG THAT THE FAMILY WAS WALKING.  ONE OF THE THREE ADULTS PRESENT TOOK THE CHILDREN BACK INTO THEIR RESIDENCE. THE OTHER TWO ADULTS WERE BITTEN BY THE PIT BULL.DURING THE ATTACK, ONE OF THE ADULTS TRIED TO PICK UP A ROCK AND BLUDGEON THE DOG, BUT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.POLICE SAY ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL CAME IN AND STABBED THE PIT BULL WITH A KNIFE.
At that point, the dog ran onto a porch; police were called and arrived and went onto the porch to investigate the pit bull. Police said the pit bull attempted to attack the officer, but the officer shot the dog. The dog died from its injuries.
Both individuals involved in the attack went to John Randolph Medical Center for treatment of their non-life threatening injuries. Police said of the two adults: one suffered a puncture wound to the hand; the other adult received a puncture wound and laceration to the hand and a puncture wound to the calf.
According to Prince George Animal Control, the small dog that was attacked went to Deer Run Animal Medical Center for treatment of throat injuries and, as of Dec. 28, is in stable condition. Police said the owner of the pit bulls, who has not been identified, was charged with two counts of dogs running at large and two counts of no county license. Police said both dogs had received updated rabies shots.
“It’s an unfortunate act on the person. They had the right thought in mind about having a fence. It’s just one of those things where the dogs got out,” said Capt. Brian Kei with the Prince George Police Department.
The second dog attack occurred around 9:45 p.m. when officers were called to the 500 block of Ringneck Street in regards to a disturbance between two individuals. Upon arrival, officers noticed a “beware of dogs” sign on the trailer. They asked one of the individuals to secure the dogs so they could come in and speak to them. Police said the individuals were not able to put the dogs in a secure area, so the two people involved in the disturbance came outside of the trailer and left the dogs inside the trailer.
Police said the investigation revealed it was just a disturbance; one of the subjects who was babysitting made a call for the child to be picked up.
WHILE THEY WERE WAITING, ONE OF THE INDIVIDUALS WENT INSIDE TO GET A CIGARETTE.  AS THE PERSON ENTERED THE DOOR INTO THE TRAILER, POLICE SAID THE FIRST DOG GOT OUT AND LUNGED AT THE OFFICER IN AN AGGRESSIVE MANNER.  POLICE SAID THE OFFICER YELLED FOR THE DOG TO STOP, BUT IT KEPT COMING.  THE OFFICER ENDED UP SHOOTING THE DOG.  IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE FIRST DOG WAS SHOT, POLICE SAID THE SECOND AND THIRD DOGS CAME AFTER THE OFFICER.  POLICE SAID THE SECOND CANINE ATTEMPTED TO ATTACK THE OFFICER , ANOTHER OFFICER SHOT THE SECOND DOG.THE THIRD CANINE CAME AFTER THE OFFICER AS WELL AND WAS SHOT.  
          Police said the first dog and third dog had non-life threatening injuries; the second dog was hit in the               chest area.
At that point, the threat had stopped. Police said Brittany Wolfrey, 27, of Prince George was arrested for disorderly conduct due to her inciting a crowd, yelling that the police had shot her dog.
The status of the three dogs is unknown at this point, but they have been captured. One had severe injuries; injuries to the other two were not as severe. Police said County Animal Control was called out and retrieved the two dogs. One of the dogs stayed on site due to severe injuries. 
****THE SPECIES OF THE THREE DOGS WERE NOT IDENTIFIED.****.
“I think in both these instances, measures were put in place to prevent this. Unfortunately it’s not a fail-safe thing, it’s just going to happen. Human error is going to play a part and it’s just unfortunate,” Capt. Kei said.
           "NOTHING IS GOING TO BE 100 PERCENT AS FAR AS KEEPING ANIMALS                          FROM ATTACKING INDIVIDUALS."
The best thing to do is, if you have them in a fenced-in area, is to keep checking the area to make sure the dog cannot escape."
"They can check with the county code on fencing ordinances," Capt. Kei said. "If you know you have aggressive dogs, make sure they are properly secured. That needs to be checked on a periodic basis to make sure the measures are still in place.”

http://www.progress-index.com/news/20151228/in-two-separate-dec-27-attacks-prince-george-officers-shot-four-dogs/?Start=2



Monday, December 28, 2015

MERSEYSIDE ENGLAND - ANIMAL RESCUES ARE TRYING TO SAVE THE 9-YEAR-OLD PIT BULL (OOPS! I MEAN STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER) THAT POSSIBLY KILLED ITS OWNER AND ATE ON HIM - EVEN THOUGH THE VICTIM'S FAMILY AND POLICE WANT THE PIT PUT DOWN

Staffordshire bull terrier
Debate: Charities are arguing against a Staffordshire bull terrier, similar to that pictured, being put down (file picture)

A decision to put down a Staffordshire bull terrier that started to eat its owner's dead body has sparked outrage among animal charities.
A legal fight is underway between Merseyside Police and dog organisations over whether the nine-year-old pet should remain alive.
The dispute began when the owner was found dead at his home in September with injuries to his body, together with the starving animal.
The dog is named as both Buster and Butch in court papers.
An inquest into the man’s death in Liverpool was unable to determine if it was connected to any attack from the Staffy, which was seized by police.
Now the owner's family want the bull terrier destroyed, believing it to pose a danger to the public, a view supported by Merseyside Police.
A court hearing will take place early next month to get permission to put the dog down.
But that move is opposed by local animal charities, Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre and The Senior Staff Club.
A Liverpool law firm, representing those groups, is set to argue that for a starving dog, left without food or water for a prolonged period, eating a deceased person was not uncommon.
James Parry, a leading solicitor from Parry Welch Lacey LLP described the case as ‘sensitive.’
And he told the Liverpool Echo: “There are a number of documented cases of dogs, effectively starving, who’ve gone on to eat a deceased person.
“The issue is whether or not the dog is dangerous. But this set of circumstances is not uncommon.”
Buster's most recent owner took in the dog after it attacked and killed a Chihuahua in a vicious attack, it is understood.Merseyside Police will argue the animal also displayed violent behavior when its dog handling team was examining it, and later when mixing with other dogs at the force kennels.
Cops will insist the bull terrier poses a risk to the public.
A spokesman for Merseyside Police said: “Since being lawfully seized from the owner’s house in Waterloo following his sudden death in September, the dog has displayed highly aggressive behaviour.
“This has included: aggression towards officers attending the address, aggression towards other dogs in police-approved kennels and attempting to bite the dog officer who conducted the assessment.
“During police enquiries into the owner’s death officers were told by members of his family that the dog had previously attacked and killed another dog owned by someone known to the family.
“In light of the circumstances surrounding the victim’s death, the aggressive behaviour of the dog since being found with the victim’s body, the family’s own strong views and the force’s duty of care to protect the wider public, we will be taking the matter to court to have the full facts heard by a district judge.”