Tuesday, March 8, 2016

THURSTON COUNTY WA - GLADYS ALEXANDER, 92, WORLD WAR II VETERAN, WILL LOSE A LEG AND POSSIBLY AN ARM AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY 4 PIT BULL MIXES


GLADYS ALEXANDER HAS DIED - UPDATE: http://blog.dogsbite.org/2016/03/elderly-woman-in-critical-condition.html

















































































       A 92-year-old woman mauled by a pack of dogs died on Tuesday morning, according to her family.
Gladys Alexander suffered several injuries Sunday when she entered a neighbor’s home on Entrée View Drive and was attacked by up to four mixed-breed dogs that were part pit bull.
Her son, Wayne Alexander of Kent, said the attack came as a shock — but he said he was glad that his mother died relatively quickly.
“Given the circumstances, with what has happened, that’s what was best for her,” Wayne Alexander said. “At her age, with those injuries, she was never going to make a full recovery.”
He said his mother suffered two broken bones in one arm and a broken bone in one leg as a result of dog bites. She also suffered severe injuries to her skull and lost a lot of blood.
She died just before noon, Wayne Alexander said.
“It’s a sad time for our family,” he said. “We can’t believe the way it happened. You don’t expect these kinds of things to happen around here.”
Gladys Alexander was a long-time resident of Scott Lake, and lived in the same house since 1972, her son said.
She was born in Arkansas, and served with the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II. She met her husband, and the couple moved to Shelton in 1969. They then moved to Scott Lake.
Wayne Alexander said his father died 13 years ago. Gladys Alexander is survived by her three children, two of whom live in California.
“She was an active woman,” Wayne Alexander said. “She was small, but very active.”
Sgt. Tim Rudloff, of the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, said no criminal charges will be filed as a result of the mauling, or Gladys Alexander’s death.
One of the dogs belonged to the neighbor, who was temporarily caring for the other three dogs. The neighbor has regularly assisted Gladys Alexander with day-to-day tasks, and the neighbors often went back and forth to each other’s houses.
The neighbor was out running an errand when Alexander let herself into the house on Sunday. The neighbor returned home during the attack, restrained the dogs and called for medical help.
The dog belonging to the neighbor has been surrendered for euthanization. The other three dogs are in custody at Thurston County Animal Services, and officials are trying to contact the owner.
According to the sheriff’s office, two of the dogs are a mix of pit bull, heeler and labrador. One dog is a pit bull and Labrador mix, while the other is a pit bull and heeler mix. During the quarantine, animal services will determine whether the dogs should be classified as dangerous.

http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/crime/article64831277.html


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An elderly woman -- who is also a World War II veteran -- has life-threatening injuries after getting mauled by several dogs at a Thurston County home.
The attack occurred while the woman, in her 90s, was visiting a neighbor's house in the Scott Lake community at about 6 p.m. Sunday night.
It is easy to imagine the horror 92-year-old Gladys Alexander faced when she walked across the street late yesterday to give her neighbor the newspaper as she had for a decade.  She wasn't there but the four pit bull mix dogs she is caring for were. And they went after her.  "Mom's doing poorly," said Dr. Andrew Alexander, a physician and professor in Southern California.  Her prognosis, he says, is not good.


"We know she'll lose a leg. It looks like she'll lose an arm. We're not sure she's going to make it out of here alive."
Pictures show the blood-soaked scene inside the house.
"I've been doing this job for more than six years, I have never seen anything like it," said Iris Johnson, Thurston County Animal Services. "It appeared that she was drug into the house about 10 feet."
The Thurston County Sheriff's investigators say the homeowner was running errands and returned home to find the dogs attacking Alexander. 
She stopped the attack. 
Nevertheless, investigators say neither she nor the dogs, one of them a pregnant female, committed a crime.
"This is not a criminal case," said Sgt. Tim Rudloff. "We're not investigating it as a crime, as tragic as it is. The dogs were contained on the property that they're supposed to be contained at."
Andrew Alexander says what the dogs did to his mother is a crime.
"This sort of violent act on someone to this degree," he said. "I'm not convinced that there's no crime been happening."
The homeowner has agreed to have her dog euthanized. But the other 3 dogs belong to her daughter who is incarcerated.  So she needs her consent to have them put down. 
Animal control says it received a handful of telephone complaints about the dogs chasing people around the neighborhood. But the complaints were never formally filed so no action was taken.
According to the sheriff's office, the woman was attacked by one adult male pit bull/lab mix, one adult-female pit bull/healer mix and two juvenile mixed-breed pit bulls.
http://www.kiro7.com/news/elderly-woman-mauled-by-dog-in-thurston-county/148148312


 2016 - U.S. DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES -  6      4 CHILDREN   2 ADULTS  

PIT BULL - 3
      LINDA YUBA COUNTY CA 
      LUMBERTON ROBESON CO NC

      PERQUIMANS CO NC

PIT BULL MIX - 2
      INDEPENDENCE GRAYSON CO VA  (pit bull/rottweiler mix?)

      THURSTON CO WA

MIX BREED SHEPHERD - 1
      YOUNGSTOWN OH



  
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. 


1-24 - TALEN NATHAN WEST - 7 - LUMBERTON ROBESON CO NC - PIT BULL - TWO 7 AND 8-YEAR-OLD BROTHERS WERE PLAYING IN A WOODED AREA NEAR THEIR HOME WHEN A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL THAT THEY WERE FAMILIAR WITH  ATTACKED THEM - 8-YEAR-OLD JAYLEN WAS BITTEN ON HIS LEGS BUT IT GOT TALEN BY THE NECK AND BROKE IT - HE WAS NOT RESPONSIVE WHEN FIRST RESPONDERS ARRIVED.

2-7 - AIDEN JOHNATHON-GRIM MORELLI -  3-DAY-OLD INFANT BOY - YOUNGSTOWN OH - THE 21-YEAR-OLD MOTHER WAS  SLEEPING THE NIGHT ON THE COUCH AT HER MOTHER'S HOME AND LEFT THE INFANT ON THE FLOOR IN A "MAKESHIFT CRIB" REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN A LAUNDRY BASKET - HER MOTHER AND HER BROTHER WERE ALSO AT HOME DURING THIS TIME - THE MOTHER AWOKE TO FIND HER NEWBORN WITH HEAD INJURIES - THERE WERE  5  DOGS IN THE HOME -  REPORTS SAY THE DOG THAT DID THIS WAS A MIXED BREED SHEPHERD.

2-10 - SUZANNE STORY-  36 - PERQUIMANS COUNTY NC - THE VICTIM'S MOTHER REPORTED THAT SHE HAD ADOPTED THE DOG THAT LOOKED LIKE A BOXER/BULLDOG MIX  ABOUT A WEEK AGO FROM AN AD IN A NEWSPAPER THAT SAID IT WAS GOOD AROUND SMALL CHILDREN - SHE WAS CLEANING THE DOG'S CRATE WHEN IT ATTACKED HER - HER SISTER WAS THERE AT THE TIME AND TRIED TO GET IT OFF HER AND WAS INJURED ALSO - SHE WAS AIRLIFTED TO A HOSPITAL BUT DIED AS THE HELICOPTER WAS LANDING.

3-8 -  GLADYS ALEXANDER - 92 - THE WORLD WAR II VET WAS ATTACKED BY 4 PIT BULL MIXES THAT WERE AT HER NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET - SHE HAD WALKED ACROSS THE STREET TO GIVE THE NEIGHBOR THE NEWSPAPER BUT THE NEIGHBOR HAD GONE OUT FOR A FEW MINUTES AND IT LOOKED LIKE THE DOGS GRABBED HER AND DRUG HER INSIDE THE HOUSE - THE NEIGHBOR RETURNED AND FOUND THE DOGS ATTACKING HER AND STOPPED IT BUT NOT BEFORE THE DAMAGE WAS DONE - HER LEG AND ARM WERE AMPUTATED BUT SHE SUCCUMBED TO THE HORRIFIC INJURIES. 



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh no! Another fatality! What a horrible way to go.