Thursday, January 14, 2016

ANNISTON AL - RESIDENTS OF CALHOUN COUNTY AND THE CITY OF ANNISTON SHOULD NOT BE DECEIVED - PIT BULL TYPE DOGS FAR EXCEED EVEN THE ROTTWEILER IN MAULING DEATHS, MAIMINGS AND DISMEMBERMENT

MY COMMENT AFTER READING THIS NEWS RELEASE:  I'M SURE COUNCIL MEMBER MILLIE HARRIS HAS NEVER LIVED ON A SMALL CITY LOT IN THE MIDDLE OF A CITY LIKE DECATUR AL NEXT DOOR TO PIT BREEDERS....ITS LEGAL!!!!!  "TREAT YOUR DOGS LIKE FAMILY MEMBERS" YOU SAY? PIT BREEDERS PEN THEM UP IN VERY SMALL PENS AND THE PITS GO ROUND AND ROUND IN THEIR FECES SCRATCHING AND BARKING - BARKING LIKE CRAZY EACH AND EVERY TIME WE GO IN OUR BACK YARD - 100 DEGREES OR 10 DEGREES...GULLY WASHER RAINS, ICE OR SNOW ...IT DOESN'T MATTER. YES, ON A 100' x 150'  LOT IN A "NICE" SUBDIVISION IN THE BEAUTIFUL RIVER CITY OF DECATUR ALABAMA. I DON'T SEE ONE WORD IN THIS ARTICLE ABOUT THE SORRY NASTY BUSINESS OF PIT BREEDING AND ALL THE VICES THAT COME ALONG WITH IT....DRUGS.....UNUSUAL TRAFFIC....GUNS GOING OFF....DOGS BARKING ......ALL NIGHT LONG. WHEN IS SOMEONE GOING TO SPEAK TO WHAT IS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM OF THE MANY PROBLEMS SURROUNDING PIT BULLS - BACKYARD BREEDERS.
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(WBRC)-Pit bulls won't be penalized for just being pit bulls, and police officers will be able to break into hot cars to rescue animals.
Those are just two of the proposed sweeping changes as Anniston city council members consider updating their animal control law in the city.
Council member Millie Harris, a self-professed animal lover, is sponsoring the ordinance. She tried a few years ago, without success, to ban tethering of dogs, only to run into opposition.
Her latest try comes in an election year, which may or may not change the makeup of the city council.
"If I'm going to get something done for animals, and that is my passion, I need to do it now," Harris told WBRC FOX6 in a wide-ranging interview.
Tethering is also addressed in the proposed ordinance. Harris said she's still against tethering animals to stationary objects or the ground but is willing to compromise and allow tethering that will "make it as humane as you possibly can.”
That includes bans on tethered puppies, bans on heavy chains and bans on chains or stationary leashes less than 15 feet.
"To isolate them is not only inhumane, it's also very, very dangerous," said Harris. She said a dog with limited space to move around will become territorial and in turn, aggressive. She said pets should be considered family members and treated accordingly.
The ordinance would also redefine a "dangerous animal" by removing breed-specific legislation, or BSL, from the city's books.
Anniston's current law doesn't ban pit bull terriers, Staffordshire Terriers or Rottweilers, but does restrict them. Among other things, homeowners with those breeds are required to carry some $10,000 in insurance on the animals. It came after a series of highly publicized dog attacks in 2005.
"It has not been enforced," Harris said, "But it is still a very, very backwards way of defining what is a dangerous dog."
Harris adds that research indicates breed has nothing to do with dog bites--other breeds bite and there are plenty of friendly Rottweilers and Staffordshires, she said. And Anniston's image, including its appearance on websites that list cities with BSL, "reflects poorly on our municipality as far as our vision in animal welfare. It is considered a very bad thing."
The new ordinance would change that, removing all references to specific breeds or breed in general, and instead, focus entirely on behavior.
The ordinance would allow police to use tools they already have to unlock cars, to remove animals who could be in danger on very hot days and are closed up in parked cars.
Officers would not have to break car windows, but would still be given immunity from damage claims to the car. Police and animal control officers could also rush the dog to a vet, with the owner liable for vet bills.
The ordinance would specifically define "adequate" food, water, shelter and shade for animals.
"So many times our animal control officer sees one outside just freezing to death, and there will be a torn up dog house in ten degree weather and they'll say 'Oh, we've got shelter.' Well technically there is shelter, but it's not adequate shelter," said Harris.
Other changes in the law:
  • Tougher laws against owners who don't clean up after their pets, including a $100 fine.
  • Changes language from what Harris calls the outdated "guide dog" to the more general "service animal," to accommodate dogs trained to assist people who suffer from diabetes, PTSD and other issues.
  • More restrictions on dogs that ride in the back of pickup trucks, so they won't be at risk if the truck stops suddenly or goes into a skid.
The next regular meeting of the Anniston city council was postponed one day due to the Martin Luther King Holiday, so it will be held Tuesday, January 19. Harris expects the ordinance to come up for a first reading that night.

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2016 - U.S. DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES -  2 (CHILDREN)  

PIT BULL - 1
      LINDA YUBA COUNTY CA 
     
PIT BULL MIX - 1
      INDEPENDENCE GRAYSON CO VA  



1-3 -  TYLER TRAMMELL-HUSTON - 9 - LINDA YUBA COUNTY CA - THE BOY WAS IN FOSTER CARE AND THE SYSTEM ALLOWED HIM TO VISIT WITH HIS 24-YEAR-OLD HALF SISTER WHO LIVED IN A TRAVEL TRAILER WITH 3 PIT BULLS.  IT APPEARS SHE LEFT HIM TO GO TO WORK AND WHEN SHE CAME BACK HE WAS MAULED TO DEATH. 

1-8/9 -  PAYTON LYRIK SAWYERS - 15 MONTHS - INDEPENDENCE GRAYSON CO VA - ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL/ROTTWEILER MIX?? ON THE NIGHT OF JANUARY 6 AT A HOME OF 2 PEOPLE SAID TO BE HER BABYSITTERS - SHE WAS RUSHED TO A HOSPITAL IN NC WITH SEVERE HEAD INJURIES AND WAS PLACED ON LIFE SUPPORT- SHE DIED ON JAN 8 OR 9, 2016. 




2015 - U.S. DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES  - 35  (14 CHILDREN - 21 ADULTS)

PIT BULL - 22
        FREDERICK MD - 
        WEST MIFFLIN PA
        WHEELING WV 
       JEFFERSON COUNTY AR
       PAHRUMP NV
       DALLAS TX
       CHICAGO IL
       LAWTON OK
       PECOS TX
       HENDERSON COUNTY NC
       SHAKER HEIGHTS OH
       REDBIRD OK (4 dogs-3 pit bulls and 1 rottweiler)
       SPARTANBURG SC
       MOCKSVILLE DAVIE COUNTY NC
       AUTAUGA COUNTY AL
       NORTHSHORE RIVERSIDE COUNTY CA
       BAKER HEIGHTS WV
       VIDOR TX
       OKLAHOMA CITY OK
       ELMONT NY
       DETROIT MI
       PORT HURON MI (1 pit bull and 1 pit bull/husky mix)
       GRIDLEY CA
       MIAMI DADE FL
       
PIT BULL MIXES - 3
       BROOKSVILLE FL
       COLLEGE SPRINGS PAGE COUNTY IA 
       MARSHALL NY - PIT BULL/SHAR PEI MIX ?

3 DOGS:  AMERICAN BULLDOG, RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK, LAB MIX??? - 1 ATTACK
      MIAMI DADE FL

ROTTWEILER -  2
       SULPHUR SPRINGS TX
        MADISON COUNTY TN  

BOXER - 1
       CHULA VISTA CA (DOG CONTRIBUTED TO THE DEATH OF A WOMAN)

UNKNOWN BREED DOGS -  5 
       COAL HILL JOHNSON COUNTY AR (RUMORED TO BE  HIS SON'S PIT BULL MIXES) 
       ROSEBUD INDIAN RESERVATION SD  
       WASHINGTON GA (RUMORED TO BE PIT BULLS)
       CANYON LAKE TX
          
     
(1-2-   PACK OF FERAL DOGS - UNIDENTIFIED NATIVE AMERICAN MALE ABOUT 40- GALLUP NM - PENDING - FOUND NEAR A FAST FOOD RESTAURANT ON U.S. 491 - POSSIBLY MAULED BY A PACK OF DOGS)


1.  1-7 -  EUGENE WESLEY SMITH -  87- FREDERICK MD - ATTACKED AND KILLED BY A 4-YEAR-OLD NEUTERED PIT BULL WEIGHING ABOUT 84 POUNDS THAT HAD BEEN RESCUED/ADOPTED AND LIVED IN THE HOME WITH SMITH, HIS SON AND HIS SON'S FIANCE SINCE MAY. 

2.  1-19 - DECLIN MOSS - 18 MONTHS - ISTACHATTA NORTH OF BROOKSVILLE FL - ATTACKED AND KILLED BY 2 OF THE FAMILY'S  PIT BULL MIXES  WHILE IN THE CARE OF HIS GRANDFATHER.

3.  1-22 -  MALAKI MILDWARD -  7 - COLLEGE SPRINGS, PAGE COUNTY IA - KILLED BY THE FAMILY'S TWO  8 OR 9 -MONTH-OLD PIT BULL MIXES.

4.  2-4  -  FREDERICK GLENN CRUTCHFIELD- 63- COAL HILL, JOHNSON COUNTY AR -  FOUND DEAD NEAR WOODED AREA OUTSIDE HIS HOME - AUTOPSY REVEALED HE DIED FROM BLOOD LOSS DUE TO MULTIPLE DOG BITES - THE DOGS, BREED UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME, BELONGED TO A RELATIVE. 

 5. 2-22 - TAY'LYNN DEVAUGHN, 2 - WEST MIFFLIN PA - MAULED TO DEATH BY HER AUNT'S BOYFRIEND'S PIT BULL INSIDE THE HOME WHERE SHE AND HER FATHER HAD BEEN STAYING FOR SEVERAL DAYS - SHE HAD BEEN AROUND THE PIT BULL PREVIOUSLY.

6. 3-8 -  ROY HIGGINBOTHAM JR -  62 - WHEELING WV - AUTOPSY PENDING -  A 3-YEAR-OLD FEMALE PIT BULL OWNED BY DAVID WALLACE, 63, POSSIBLY A ROOMMATE OF HIGGINBOTHAM, ATTACKED HIM WHEN HE TRIED TO GIVE AID TO WALLACE WHO MAY HAVE HAD A HEART ATTACK.  WALLACE  HAD OWNED THE MOTHER OF THIS PIT BULL SO HE HAD THIS DOG SINCE IT WAS BORN.  AUTOPSY RESULTS SHOW THE VICTIM DIED FROM A SEVERED RADIAL ARTERY NEAR HIS LEFT WRIST.

7. 3-12- BETTY WOOD - 78 - SULPHUR SPRINGS TX - MAULED TO DEATH INSIDE HER HOME BY HER 5-YEAR-OLD ROTTWEILER

8. 3-14- JULIA CHARGING WHIRLWIND - 49 - WHITE RIVER SD - ROSEBUD RESERVATION - MAULED TO DEATH BY AT LEAST 2 AND PROBABLY MORE STRAY DOGS - BREED UNKNOWN.

9.  3-21- DE'TRICK JOHNSON- 36 - JEFFERSON COUNTY AR - ATTACKED AND MAULED TO DEATH BY 7 PIT BULLS AS HE GOT OUT OF HIS CAR AT C.J.'S GARAGE JUST OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS OF PINE BLUFF. HE WAS WAITING FOR THE OWNER TO ARRIVE TO OPEN THE GATES SO HE WAS STILL OUTSIDE THE GATES IN A PUBLIC STREET AREA.

10. 3-31 - NETA LEE ADAMS - 81 - WASHINGTON GA - FOUND DEAD IN A DITCH - THE CORONER RULED SHE HAD DIED FROM MULTIPLE DOG BITES - BREED UNKNOWN.

11.  4-14 - KENNETH LAWRENCE FORD - 79 - PAHRUMP NV - ATTACKED BY 3 PIT BULLS ON MARCH 13, HE DIED ON APRIL 14 FROM HIS SEVERE INJURIES.

12. 4-19 - BRAYDEN WILSON - 2-MONTH-OLD INFANT BOY - DALLAS TX - THE BABY WAS IN HIS BOUNCY SEAT.  HIS FATHER WAS WITH HIM AND HIS MOTHER WAS NOT HOME - THE FATHER WENT OUTSIDE TO TURN ON A SPRINKLER  AND WHEN HE CAME BACK IN, THE FAMILY PIT BULL WAS MAULING THE BOY WHILE HE SAT IN THE BOUNCY CHAIR.

13. 5-2 - GAEGE ANTHONY RAMIREZ - 7 - CANYON LAKE TX - MAULED BY AS MANY AS 5 UNKNOWN BREED DOGS AT A HOUSE IN CANYON LAKE TEXAS WHERE HIS MOTHER HAD TAKEN HIM TO VISIT.

14. 5-25 - JAMES W. NEVELS III - 5 - CHICAGO IL - THE BOY WAS VISITING IN A HOME WITH HIS MOTHER - A PIT BULL (OWNER NOT KNOWN AT THIS TIME) WAS AT THE RESIDENCE AND WAS BEING KEPT IN A BEDROOM BUT IT "SOMEHOW" GOT TO THE BOY AND GRIPPED DOWN ON HIS NECK AND SHOULDER - HEROS - 2 TEENAGE BROTHERS CAME WITH EVERY OBJECT THEY COULD FIND AND BEGAN BEATING THE PIT BULL - A CHAIR, A KNIFE, A ROCK, A POLE, A BRICK UNTIL THEY BEAT THE MUTANT TO DEATH....BUT IT WAS TOO LATE!!! 

15.  6-28 - JORDON COLLINS-TYSON 'JO JO' - 3 - LAWTON, COMANCHE COUNTY OK - THE CHILD WAS BEING RAISED BY HIS GRANDFATHER AND THEY WERE AT HIS GREAT GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE.  IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE GRANDFATHER WAS WORKING ON A CAR THERE.  SOMEONE NOT NAMED WAS WATCHING AFTER THE CHILD BY LOOKING THROUGH A WINDOW AS HE PLAYED IN THE YARD.  WHEN THEY LOOKED AGAIN, THE BOY WAS BEING MAULED BY A PIT BULL. TWO DOGS WERE ON THE PROPERTY AND EXACTLY WHO OWNED THIS DOG HAS NOT BEEN NAMED YET.

16.  7-2 -  NORBERTO LEGARDA- 83 - PECOS TX - THE ELDERLY MAN WAS FEEDING A RELATIVE'S PET DOG IN THEIR  BACKYARD WHILE THEY WERE OUT OF TOWN WHEN 3 PIT BULLS ENTERED THE YARD AND BEGAN ATTACKING THE RELATIVE'S PET AND THEN TURNED ON THE MAN. BY THE TIME POLICE GOT THERE AND SUBDUED THE PIT BULLS, HE WAS ALREADY DEAD.

17.  7-7 - JOSHUA PHILLIP STROTHER - 6 - HENDERSON NC - NEIGHBORS ADOPTED A NEUTERED MALE PIT BULL ABOUT 1-YEAR-OLD FROM A SHELTER IN A NEARBY COUNTY AND THEY ALLOWED JOSHUA AS WELL AS THEIR GIRL ABOUT THE SAME AGE AS JOSHUA TO PLAY WITH IT - IT APPEARS THAT JOSHUA CLIMBED THE FENCE OF THE NEIGHBOR TO PLAY AND WHEN HIS MOTHER DISCOVERED HIM A FEW MINUTES LATER HE WAS COVERED IN BLOOD AND APPEARED TO BE DEAD.

18.  7-12 - ANNIE WILLIAMS - 71 - SHAKER HEIGHTS OH - SHE WAS PICKING UP HER 2 GRANDDAUGHTERS FROM THEIR FATHER'S HOUSE AND HAD A 13-YEAR-OLD RELATIVE IN THE CAR WITH HER.  SHE EXITED THE CAR AND WAS ATTACKED IMMEDIATELY BY A PIT BULL WHO BELONGED TO SOMEONE WHO ALSO LIVED IN THE HOUSE. tWO MEN CAME AND TRIED TO PRY THE PIT OFF HER BUT COULD NOT AND ONE OF THEM GOT A GUN AND FIRED. THE DOG WAS POSSIBLY WOUNDED AT THIS TIME AND IT RAN INTO THE BACK YARD. OFFICERS SHOT THE DOG DEAD WHEN THEY ARRIVED. ANNIE WAS TRANSPORTED TO A HOSPITAL WHERE SHE DIED.


19.  7-24  - CAROLYN SUE LAMP - 68 - REDBIRD OK - SHE WAS FROM COWETA OK AND WAS WALKING ALONG PICKING UP CANS WHEN SHE WAS ATTACKED BY 4 DOGS - 3 PIT BULLS AND 1 ROTTWEILER.

20. 8-22 - PORSCHE NICOLE CARTEE - 25 - KILLED BY THE FAMILY PIT BULL THEY HAD OWNED SINCE IT WAS A BABY - IT WAS SAID TO BE AN UNNEUTERED MALE ABOUT 10-YEARS-OLD - A FRIEND HAS REPORTED THAT THE PIT BULL HAD ATTACKED THE MOTHER BEFORE PUTTING HER IN THE HOSPITAL BUT THEY NEVER REPORTED THE ATTACK TO OFFICIALS - THIS TIME IT BEGAN BY ATTACKING THE MOTHER AND NICOLE WENT TO HER AID AND IT TURNED ON HER - ANOTHER WOMAN IN THE HOME FINALLY GOT THE PIT OFF HER AND CALLED FOR HELP BUT SHE WAS FATALLY INJURED.

21. 8-24 - CATHY WHEATCRAFT - 48 -  MOCKSVILLE DAVIE COUNTY NC - THE WOMAN WALKED OUT TO HER MAILBOX SOMETIME BEFORE 7PM ON MONDAY EVENING AND THE NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL ATTACKED AND KILLED HER - ANOTHER NEIGHBOR WAS INJURED COMING TO HER AID - IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE PIT BULL JUMPED OUT OF THE WINDOW OF ITS OWNER'S HOME - THE OWNER WAS NOT AT HOME AT THE TIME - THE PIT BULL HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN DECLARED "A NUISANCE" FOR ESCAPING ITS HOME AND ATTACKING ANOTHER DOG.

22. 9-4 - BARBARA MCCORMICK - 65 - BILLINGSLY AUTAUGA COUNTY AL - CORONER'S REPORT STATES CAUSE OF DEATH WAS FROM DOG ATTACK FROM THE FAMILY PETS DESCRIBED AS SHEPHERD MIX AND OR RETRIEVER MIX - THERE ARE NO WITNESSES BUT THE SHERIFF SPECULATES THAT THE SMALL, ELDERLY WOMAN WAS IN POOR HEALTH AND MAY HAVE BEEN FEEDING THE DOGS WHEN THEY GOT INTO A FIGHT OVER FOOD AND TURNED ON HER. FACEBOOK PICTURES OBTAINED FROM HER SON'S PAGE SHOWED A LARGE PIT BULL IN THE HOME.

23.  9-8 - EMILIO RIOS SR - 65 - NORTH SHORE RIVERSIDE COUNTY CA - 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED AND KILLED HIM AS HE WAS WATERING HIS FLOWERS IN HIS YARD AND LEFT A WOMAN WHO TRIED TO HELP HIM SERIOUSLY INJURED AND IN THE HOSPITAL.

24.  9-22 - CARMEN REIGADA - 91 - MIAMI DADE FL - NEIGHBORS SAY THE 3 DOGS - AN AMERICAN BULLDOG, A RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK, A LAB MIX - BELONGED TO HER GRANDSON -SHE WAS ATTACKED AT HER HOME AROUND 4PM IN THE AFTERNOON ON TUESDAY.

25. 9-29 - LAMARKUS HICKS - 2- BAKER HEIGHTS WV - IT APPEARS AT THIS TIME THE CHILD WANDERED INTO A NEIGHBOR'S YARD WHERE A DOG WAS KEPT AND THE OWNER OF THE DOG FOUND THE CHILD AFTER HE WAS MAULED - THE VICTIM WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL THEN LIFE FLIGHTED TO A LARGER FACILITY WHERE HE DIED. ONE WOMAN COMMENTING ON THESE STORIES SAYS HER MOTHER LIVES IN THE HOUSE IN BETWEEN WHERE THE CHILD LIVED AND WHERE THE ATTACK OCCURRED AND THAT THE CHILD PLAYED OFTEN WITH ALL THE CHILDREN IN THE AREA.  SHE SAYS THE DOG WAS A PIT BULL. 

26. 10-16 - EDGAR BROWN - 60 - OKLAHOMA CITY OK - ON OCTOBER 6 HE WAS ATTACKED BY 5 PIT BULLS AT A FRIEND'S RENTAL HOUSE - HIS BROTHER SAYS HE HAD BEEN ASKED TO GO OVER AND TAKE OUT GARBAGE FOR THIS FRIEND - THE DOGS APPARENTLY GOT THROUGH A HOLE IN A FENCE AND ATTACKED HIM IN THE FRONT YARD - HIS ARMS AND LEGS WERE SHREDDED AND BOTH LEGS HAD TO BE AMPUTATED AND PART OF AN ARM DUE TO INFECTION FROM THE DOG BITES AND HE ALSO SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK AND UNDERWENT HEART SURGERY - HE DIED ABOUT 2 WEEKS LATER.

27.  10-18 - TANNER SMITH - ON TUESDAY HE WOULD HAVE BEEN  6 YEARS OLD - THE BOY WAS WITH HIS MOTHER ON SUNDAY VISITING AT A FRIEND'S HOME WHEN HE WAS ATTACKED BY 2 PIT BULLS - HE WAS BITTEN ABOUT 16 TIMES INCLUDING A BITE TO THE MAIN ARTERY IN HIS NECK.

28. 11-8 - AMIYAH KAYLA DUNSTON - ELMONT NY - THE CHILD WAS FROM BALDWIN NY AND HAD BEEN TAKEN TO THE HOUSE IN ELMONT EITHER TO VISIT HER BIOLOGICAL FATHER, OR FOR A PLAY DATE WITH OTHER CHILDREN - BOTH HAVE BEEN SAID IN MEDIA ACCOUNTS - SHE WAS PLAYING ON THIS SUNDAY MORNING WITH 2 OTHER GIRLS WHEN THE PIT BULL THAT WAS OWNED BY A RENTER THAT LIVED IN THE UPSTAIRS ATTACKED HER -  A WOMAN FROM THE DOWNSTAIRS APARTMENT WAS UNABLE TO PULL THE PIT OFF HER - OTHER NEIGHBORS TRIED TO GET IT OFF HER BUT WERE UNABLE - WHEN POLICE ARRIVED AN OFFICER SHOT THE PIT BULL AND THE CHILD DIED A FEW HOURS LATER AT THE HOSPITAL.

29. 11-12 -  ANTHONY RIGGS - 57 -  FAMILY MEMBERS DESCRIBE HIM AS A DOG LOVER AND HE HAD HAD MANY LARGE DOGS BEFORE - HE HAD ADOPTED THIS DOG SAID TO BE A ROTTWEILER ABOUT 3 HOURS EARLIER - IT ATTACKED HIM IN HIS HOME AND ATTACKED OTHERS AS THEY TRIED TO COME TO HIS AID - THE DOG WAS FINALLY PUT DOWN.

30. 11-15 - CARTER EVAN HARTLE - 11-M0NTHS-OLD - MARSHALL NY, THE DOG IS SAID TO BE A PIT BULL/SHAR PEI MIX NOW - THE MOTHER SAYS THE BABY WAS IN THE LIVING ROOM WITH HER 3 OLDER DAUGHTERS PLAYING WHEN SHE TURNED AWAY TO DO SOMETHING, THEN HEARD THEM ALL SCREAM AND THE DOG HAD THE BABY BY THE HEAD AND NECK.

31. 12-2 - XAVIER STRICKLAND - 4 -  DETROIT MI - THE CHILD WAS WALKING DOWN THE STREET WITH HIS MOTHER WHEN 4 PIT BULLS ATTACKED HIM AND DRAGGED HIM BACK UNDER A FENCE AND SHREDDED HIS TINY BODY IN FRONT OF HIS MOTHER AND NEIGHBORS WHO RAN TO HELP.

32. 12-3 - REBECCA HARDY - 22 - PORT HURON MI - MAULED IN A BACKYARD BY A PIT BULL AND A PIT BULL/HUSKY MIX - SEVERE INJURIES TO FACE AND NECK- THE PARTNER OF THE 22-YEAR-OLD MOTHER OF A TODDLER  TOLD OFFICERS THAT REBECCA HAD LEFT THEIR HOUSE AFTER HAVING AN ARGUMENT AND WAS BAREFOOTED - SHE APPARENTLY WENT DOWN THE ALLEY BEHIND THE RENTAL HOUSE WHERE THE PIT BULL AND PIT BULL MIX WERE KEPT INSIDE A FENCE THAT WAS IN DISREPAIR - THE MEDICAL EXAMINER HAS RULED THAT SHE CLIMBED OVER THE FENCE TO COMMIT SUICIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  HER FIANCE AND FAMILY DO NOT BELIEVE THAT SHE COMMITTED SUICIDE.

33. 12-17 - MARIA TORRES - 57 - WHEN THE OWNER OF 2 PIT BULLS DID NOT SHOW UP FOR WORK ON WEDNESDAY, DEPUTIES WERE ASKED TO CONDUCT A WELFARE CHECK AND ARRIVED AT HER HOME AROUND 3:30PM.  THEY FOUND HER DEAD INSIDE HER HOME WITH WOUNDS CONSISTENT WITH DOG BITES AND HER PIT BULLS RUNNING LOOSE  INSIDE THE HOME - ON THURSDAY THEY ARE SAYING THAT THEY CAN NOT RULE OUT THAT SHE DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES AND THEN THE DOGS BIT HER BODY -  WAITING FOR MORE ON THE AUTOPSY REPORT.

34. 12-18 - JOAN ASHMAN - 83 - SHE WAS IN HER BACK YARD WHEN A NEIGHBOR'S BOXER BUSTED THROUGH THE WOOD FENCE AND ATTACKED HER POODLE MIX - WHEN FIRST RESPONDERS ARRIVED SHE WAS DEAD IN HER BACK YARD AND THE BOXER WAS STILL INSIDE HER HOUSE ATTACKING HER POODLE - JOAN HAD BITES ON HER HANDS AND FEET FROM TRYING TO SAVE HER PET - ME RULED SHE DIED OF A HEART ATTACK PARTLY BROUGHT ON BY THE ATTACK.

35. 12-20 - NYJAH ESPINOSA - 23 MONTHS - THE CHILD WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN 2-YEARS-OLD ON CHRISTMAS WAS VISITING IN HER FATHER'S HOME WHEN HIS PIT BULL TYPE DOG ATTACKED HER - SHE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT MIAMI CHILDRENS - THE 5-YEAR-OLD 95 POUND DOG WAS DESCRIBED BY AC AS AN AMERICAN BULLDOG MIX AND BY HER GRANDMOTHER AS A PIT BULL. 



2014 -  U.S. DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 40     (CHILDREN - 20  ADULTS 20)

PIT BULLS - 23
AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER MIX?? - 1
  (Just a fancier name for a pit bull !!!)
PIT BULL MIX - 2
BULLMASTIFF - 2
ROTTWEILER - 4
2 MIXED BREED DOGS POSSIBLY SHEPHERD MIXED- ONE WAS WHITE -  1 
CATAHOULA CATTLE HOUND DOG?? NEIGHBORS ARE SAYING THIS WAS A PIT BULL MIX - 1
CANE CORSO - 1
UNKNOWN BREED DOG - 3   (PACKS OF DOGS- 2 ON INDIAN RESERVATIONS)
KEESHOND MIX - 1
BLUE HEELER AND HOUND DOGS ??? - 1


1-5 - CHRISTINA BURLESON BELL- 43 - HOUSTON TX - 3 LOOSE PIT BULLS

1- 6  - BETTY CLARK - 75 - SAN ANTONIO TX - MAULED BY NEIGHBOR'S 2 PIT BULLS ON DECEMBER 21, 2013 AND DIED JANUARY 6, 2014. 

1-17 - KARA ELIZABETH HARTRICH - 4 -  BLOOMINGTON IL -  FAMILY'S 3 PIT BULLS

1-26 - ANNABELL MARTIN - 89 - CORONA CA - GRANDSON'S 3 ROTTWEILERS

2- 7  - KLONDA S. RICHEY - 57- DAYTON OH -  NEIGHBOR'S 2 PIT BULL MIXES 

2-17  - JE'VAEH MAYES - 2 - TEMPLE TX - PIT BULL HER PARENTS WERE WATCHING
               (OR MORE LIKE BREEDING !!!!!)

2-24  -  BRAELYNN RAYNE COULTER - 3 - HIGHPOINT NC - FAMILY'S PIT BULL

2-26  -  SUMMER SEARS - 4 - TALLASSEE AL -  2 LOOSE  "MIXED BREED" DOGS SAID TO BE A MIXED SHEPHERD AND A LAB MIX - ONE OF THE DOGS WAS WHITE ACCORDING TO A WITNESS.

2 -28 -   KENNETH SANTILLAN - 13 - PATERSON NJ - LOOSE BULLMASTIFF

3 -1  -  RAYMANE CAMARI ROBINSON -  2 - KILLEEN TX - LOOSE BULLMASTIFF

3-14 -  NANCY NEWBERRY, 77, PHOENIX AZ - FAMILY/DAUGHTER'S PIT BULL

3-25  -  MIA DEROUEN - 4 - HOUMA LA - MOTHER'S XXL PIT BREEDER/BOYFRIEND'S MONSTER PIT

3-31  -  CHRISTOPHER MALONE - 3 - THORNTON MS - RELATIVE'S PIT BULLS

3-31  -  DOROTHY HAMILTON - 85 - KAUFMAN TX - SON'S PIT BULLS 

4-6  -  JOHN HARVARD - 5 - RIVERSIDE AL - NEIGHBOR'S LOOSE 8 MO OLD PIT BULL

4-11 - PETRA AGUIRRE - 83 - SAN ANTONIO TX - NEIGHBOR'S AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER MIX BUSTED THROUGH FENCE TO ATTACK HER IN HER YARD ON MARCH 31.

4-30 - JESSICA  DAWN NORMAN - 33 - SEBRING FL



5-3  - KATIE MORRISON - 20 - LEE COUNTY AL - DIED FROM WOUNDS SUFFERED FROM AN ATTACK BY 3 PIT BULLS THAT SHE WAS PLAYING WITH AND WAS GOING TO PET SIT.

5-4 - NYHIEM WILFONG - 18 MONTHS  - CALDWELL COUNTY NC - THE BOY WAS PLAYING WITH A 5-YEAR-OLD BROTHER WITH THE CHAINED ROTTWEILER NEARBY.

5-7 -  KASII HAITH - 4-YEAR-OLD BOY - FELTON DE - MOTHER'S FRIEND'S 3 PIT BULLS 

5-25 - RITA PEPE - 93 - BRANFORD CT - DIED FROM THE TRAUMA AND EXTENDED INACTIVITY FROM THE SEVERE PIT BULL BITE ON HER LEG. 

6-8 -  HOLDEN WILLIAM GARRISON -  10 WEEKS OLD - DAVISBURG MI - THE FAMILY'S ???CATAHOULA CATTLE HOUND??? JUMPED ON THE COUCH WHILE THE BABY WAS BEING HELD BY ITS UNCLE AND MAULED IT ON THE HEAD AND NECK.

7-19 - LOGAN SHEPARD - 4 - RIVERVIEW FL - FAMILY MEMBER'S 2 PIT BULLS  THAT WERE "SUPPOSED TO BE CRATED"  "SOMEHOW" MAULED THE BOY POSSIBLY BEGINNING IN THE DEN AND HE WAS FOUND OUTSIDE IN THE YARD FIRST BY POLICE WHO JUST HAPPENED TO BE DOWN THE STREET.

7-20 - JONATHON QUARLES JR - 7 MONTHS OLD - DAYTON OH - STEP PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER WAS BABYSITTING THE BABY BOY AND TOOK HER EYES OFF HIM FOR A SHORT TIME WHEN THE FAMILY'S PIT BULL (STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER) REPORTEDLY JUMPED A GATE AND KILLED HIM. 

7-23 -  CRAIG SYTSMA - 46 - METAMORA TOWNSHIP MI - FROM LIVONIA MI, HE WAS JOGGING WHEN HE WAS ATTACKED BY 2 CANE CORSOS. 

8-4 - CINDY WHISMAN - 59 - MADISON TOWNSHIP OH - THE WOMAN WAS IN HER BACKYARD WITH HER GRANDSON WHEN A NEIGHBOR WITNESSED THE PIT BULL ATTACKING HER.  SHE CALLED 911 BUT THE VICTIM WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.

8- 7- JOEL CHIRIELEISON, 6 - FANNING SPRINGS FL -  POSSIBLY AUNT'S 2 PIT BULLS 

8-9 - DERIAH SOLEM, 22 MONTH OLD GIRL - ST. CHARLES COUNTY MO.- ATTACKED BY PIT BULL MIX WHILE BEING CARED FOR BY HER GRANDMOTHER.

8-13 - JAVON DADE JR. - 4 - GOULDS, MIAMI-DADE FL - MAULED TO DEATH BY HIS FATHER'S PIT BULLS

9-21- DAVID GLASS SR, 51 - LAMAR, BENTON COUNTY MS - A VERY RELIGIOUS MAN, HE WAS ATTACKED NEAR HIS HOME BY AT LEAST 3  PIT BULLS -  A PASSERBY IN A CAR FOUND HIM AFTER HE HAD LAID IN A DITCH FOR 4 HOURS - HE WAS LIFE FLIGHTED TO MEMPHIS WHERE HE LIVED FOR 1 DAY AND WAS ABLE TO TELL HOW THE DOGS ATTACKED HIM. 

9-26 - ALICE PAYNE - 75 - CAVE CITY AR - KILLED IN HER HOME BY HER OWN PIT BULL

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

10-24 - LOGAN  MEYER - 7 - HUSTISFORD/IRON RIDGE WI - ATTACKED BY A ROTTWEILER TRAINED FOR GUARDING/ATTACKING/POLICE WORK  ??? ON THE PROPERTY OF HIS PARENTS WHO OWNED AND OPERATED PLATINUM K-9 PROTECTION KENNELS AND COUNTRY KENNELS BED AND BISCUITS.

10-31 -  ALAMEANER DIAL - 83 - ROWLAND NC -  ATTACKED BY HER GRANDDAUGHER'S 4 PIT BULLS WHILE SHE WAS SITTING ON HER PORCH- IT WAS REPORTED THAT ALL 4 OF HER LIMBS NEEDED TO BE AMPUTATED AND HER EARS AND HAIR WERE RIPPED OFF AND SHE WAS ON LIFE SUPPORT. 


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

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

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

11-23 - JOSE ROBLES - 62 - MADISON, ROCKINGHAM NC -  HE WENT FOR A WALK AND WENT MISSING - HE WAS LATER FOUND DEAD AT THE BOTTOM OF A STEEP EMBANKMENT ABOUT A MILE AWAY WITH 15 DOGS NEARBY DESCRIBED AS BLUE HEELERS AND HOUND DOGS - HIS CLOTHES WERE TORN OFF AND HE HAD NUMEROUS BITES. 

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

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




NON-BITE FATALITIES -  PIT BULL - 4


VICTIMS THAT DIED FROM BEING HIT BY A CAR WHILE BEING CHASED BY DOGS:

4-10 - DEMONTA COLLINS - 13 - AUGUSTA GA - He was running from a pit bull that was chasing him and ran into traffic and was hit by a car and died from his injuries.

4-12 - DAVON JIGGETTS - 17 - FULTON CO GA - After getting off the bus 2 blocks from his home, he was chased by a large white pit bull and in an attempt to get away from it he was hit by a car and killed.


VICTIMS THAT DIED INDIRECTLY FROM THEIR DOGS FIGHTING

1-7  - CARLOS ELIGIO TREVINO - 54 -  IDAHO FALLS ID - After breaking up a fight among his 7 pits, he complained of being tired and died a few minutes later

8-4 - RYAN BROWN -  15 - FAYETTE CO TN - The teen and his twin brother were trying to break up a fight between 2 pit bulls and then his twin brother picked up a pot and threw it at the dogs. At that moment Ryan stood up and was hit by the pot and died from the blow.

http://www.dogsbite.org/dogsbite-fatal-pit-bull-attack-state-maps.php

http://blog.dogsbite.org/2012/03/fatal-rottweiler-attacks-archival.html

2 comments:

Sweetie Pie said...

Typical. She doesn't care about animals at all, only about pit bulls. She embeds the repeal of the very light pit bull law in a whole slew of phony 'animal protection' rules, hoping no one will notice this is actually just a repeal of all rules about the pit bull types.

Anonymous said...

Nutter alert! The most dangerous sort of nutter, one that can make changes to ordinances that PROTECT PEOPLE!

I'm really sick of the Behavior Specific Legislation nutters are pushing. It works for normal dogs, not dangerous dogs. A first time attack from a pit bull can be devastating. Pit bulls put more people in hospitals all the time. Not just an emergency room visit, but extended stays. Pit bulls also put more people in graves than normal dogs. It is not offensive to have Breed Specific Legislation, as it PROTECTS HUMANS, which is what our Council members are supposed to do!

Behavior Specific Legislation is acceptable to nutters everywhere, so they can keep their maulers. Having that kind of legislation protects them, and their maulers. Oh, pibble just tore off little Timmy's arm? That's okay, we have Behavior Specific Legislation, so we'll have a hearing to determine IF pibble is dangerous. Once pibble is declared dangerous, he can go back home, and maul again. If pibble tears Susie's arm off, the owner will fight to have pibble rehabilitated and sent off to Uncle Joe's farm, where they let maulers live out their years. We don't believe in dirt napping worthless pit bulls that have hurt humans. No, pit bulls are sacred animals that must be saved at all costs. All the other living beings are not deserving of protection, prevention, common sense, or humane treatment.