Monday, May 9, 2016

DALLAS TX - ANTOINETTE BROWN, 52, IS ON LIFE SUPPORT- SHE WAS HORRIFICALLY INJURED...OVER 100 BITES WITH DEGLOVING ...UPDATE: ANTOINETTE HAS DIED !!!



Antoinette Brown (KXAS-TV NBC5)
Antoinette Brown (KXAS-TV NBC5)
http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2016/05/neighbors-had-complained-at-least-11-times-about-owners-of-dogs-that-mauled-south-dallas-woman.html/

A week after she was mauled in southern Dallas by A PACK OF DOGS, the 52-year-old woman who was bitten more than 100 times has died.
Antoinette Brown, who had been in a medically induced coma, died Monday night, said Dallas City Council member Tiffinni Young, who learned of the death from the woman’s family.
Brown was heard screaming for help as she was attacked early May 2 in the 3300 block of Rutledge Street. She spent a week wrapped in bandages and clinging to life after the dogs peeled off skin, exposing muscles and tendons.
Brown’s mother said the attack was akin to the dogs eating her daughter “like they was eating a steak.”
Brown’s daughter Matisha Ward shared news of her mother’s death with Young about 8:30 p.m. Monday.
“It was a very peaceful passing,” Ward told Young. “She went down fighting. … She is in a better place.”
Brown’s son told KXAS-TV (NBC5) earlier Monday that Brown would be removed from life support.
Brown, who was a grandmother, had served in the Army and was formerly a housekeeper at Parkland Memorial Hospital.
Brown’s death is another chapter in the city’s ongoing loose dog problem.

“It is a tragedy that it had to come to this to really bring our city to discuss something I know I’ve been talking about for the last 10 months,” said Young, who represents the neighborhood near Fair Park where the attack occurred.
She said the city needs tougher policies that hold pet owners accountable.
“Unless we have that in place we’ll find ourselves at the same junction,” Young said. “At the end of the day it’s very simple: Pick up the dogs.”

Dallas police waited several days to announce last week’s attack. Chief David Brown said on Twitter that police waited to share news of the mauling until after authorities had seized six dogs Friday. He said he did not want the dogs’ owners to scramble to get rid of evidence.
Brown said the owners could face charges, though he would not say what those charges could be.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings expressed his displeasure of the loose dog problem on Saturday and insisted on more coordination between police and Dallas Animal Services.
Staff writer Sarah Mervosh contributed to this report. 

http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2016/05/woman-mauled-by-pack-of-dogs-in-southern-dallas-has-died.html/

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Victim Clings to Life
Dallas, TX - On Saturday, The Dallas Morning News reported that 52-year old Antoinette Brown was brutally attacked by a pack of dogs in the 3300 block of Rutledge Street, a southern Dallas neighborhood. She was bitten over 100 times and placed into a medically induced coma. The attack occurred Monday morning. Police did not confirm this until 5-days later. Police Chief David Brown Tweeted the delay was due to capturing the dogs before the owner could get rid of them.
“They ate her like they was eating a steak.” - Barbara Brown, the victim's mother
There was more to the Tweet exchange between Police Chief Brown and The News reporters as well. See the full exchange here. Chief Brown fired back at both reporters, "Question for you...why was it necessary to include the victims criminal history in the article?" By the time DogsBite.org read the article, The News had removed this language. Thank goodness for editors. Antoinette is horrifically injured -- degloving injuries and worse. Her family does not know if she will survive.

"Bandages cover the places where the dogs peeled off her skin, exposing muscle and tendons. A doctor told her family that he stopped counting at 100 bite wounds," states The News. Antoinette is currently hospitalized at Baylor Medical University Center at Dallas. Her mother, Barbara Brown, told The News that her daughter's medical condition is fragile and currently in limbo. “We’re in a box,” Barbara said. “We can’t go forward and we can’t go backwards and we can’t go sideways."

Loose Dog Problem

Since 2014, the loose and stray dog problem in southern Dallas has been a growing concern. In October 2015, the city began increasing patrols in targeted neighborhoods to combat this problem. The initiative was set to run through March 2016, and by that time, Dallas Animal Services (DAS) would have hired an additional 49 officers to help rein in the problem. By April 25, 2016 the program was running at full tilt -- just 3-weeks before Antoinette was nearly mauled to death.

Metrics released on April 25 showed a significant improvement. By adopting community policing and hot-spot policing tactics -- primarily in the southeastern neighborhoods -- citations for loose dogs had risen higher than any previous fiscal year. Also by this time, DAS had started to broaden out from the targeted hot-spot areas to reach more southern neighborhoods affected by the loose and stray dog problem. Despite the city's commitment, a catastrophic injury pack attack occurred.

Latest Developments

The latest developments include Chief Brown's indication the dogs' owner could face possible criminal charges. Police have not released breed information. The six suspected dogs were captured by DAS on Friday. WFAA reported Sunday that DAS went door-to-door on Mother's Day and set up new traps for "true" stray dogs. As Esteban Rodriguez with Dallas Animal Services states, "the majority of these dogs are owned and people just have to become responsible."

On Monday, Antoinette's son told NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth they will be taking her off life support.


http://blog.dogsbite.org/2016/05/dallas-woman-life-support-vicious-mauling-southern-dallas.html


http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2016/05/owners-of-dogs-that-mauled-dallas-woman-could-face-criminal-charges-police-chief-says.html/




2016 - U.S. DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES -  11     ( 5 CHILDREN - 6 ADULTS )  
PIT BULL -  6
      LINDA YUBA COUNTO
Y CA 
      LUMBERTON ROBESN CO NC
      PERQUIMANS CO NC
      CHARLOTTE NC
      SAN DIEGO CA
      ST. LOUIS COUNTY MO

PIT BULL MIX - 3
      INDEPENDENCE GRAYSON CO VA  (pit bull/rottweiler mix?)
      THURSTON CO WA
      LEESBURG FL


MIX BREED SHEPHERD - 1
      YOUNGSTOWN OH

PACK OF 6 DOGS - 1
      DALLAS TX 


  
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 - THURSTON CO WASHINGTON - 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 DRAGGED 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. 

3-28 - BESSIE FLOWERS - 86 - CHARLOTTE NC - POLICE SOURCES STATED THAT WHILE VISITING IN HER DAUGHTER'S TOWNHOME THE ELDERLY WOMAN WAS ON THE BACK DECK AND SLIPPED OR TRIPPED AS SHE WAS COMING BACK INSIDE AND FELL - THE DAUGHTER'S 2 AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIERS WHICH THE VICTIM KNEW WELL BEGAN "PLAYING" WITH HER AND THEN ESCALATED INTO A FULL-BLOWN ATTACK GOING IN FOR THE KILL ON HER NECK AND HEAD - NEIGHBORS SAID THAT THE DOGS HAD SHOWN AGGRESSION IN THE PAST ATTACKING 2 OTHER DOGS - AFTER SEEING HER OWN MOTHER MAULED TO DEATH BY HER PIT BULLS THE DAUGHTER STILL REFUSED TO SIGN THE DOGS OVER TO OFFICIALS SO ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS SEIZED THEM.

3-31 - SONDA TYSON - 66 - LEESBURG FL - THE VICTIM WAS MAULED BY HER BRINDLE PIT BULL MIX SHE HAD ACQUIRED AS A PUPPY - SHE WAS FOUND ON HER BACK PORCH BY HER 13-YEAR-OLD GRANDDAUGHTER AND HER DAUGHTER-IN-LAW WITH SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO HER ARMS THAT WAS MISSING FLESH WITH BONES VISIBLE - THE DOG WAS STILL NEARBY HER INSIDE THE HOME SO A POLICE OFFICER SHOT IT TWICE FROM ON TOP OF A FIRE TRUCK SO THAT MEDICS COULD GET TO THE VICTIM BUT SHE HAD ALREADY DIED - IT IS BELIEVED SHE BLED TO DEATH. 

4-21 - SEBASTIAN CABAN - 3-DAY-OLD INFANT BOY - MIRA MESA SAN DIEGO CA - FIRST REPORT SAYS THE MOTHER AND FATHER OF THE INFANT WERE IN BED BESIDE IT WATCHING TV WITH THEIR NEUTERED 2-YEAR-OLD PIT BULL WHEN THE MOM COUGHED AND TRIGGERED THE PIT TO ATTACK THE BABY AND KILL IT - THE PIT BULL WAS ADOPTED FROM THE SAN DIEGO HUMANE SOCIETY ABOUT 6 MONTHS AGO AND WAS TESTED FOR AGGRESSION - NO WORD ON WHAT THE PIT BULL'S HISTORY WAS - HAD IT EVER ATTACKED ANYONE BEFORE? 

5-9  ADONIS REDDICK - ST. LOUIS COUNTY MO -  ON MONDAY MORNING RELATIVES WENT TO CHECK ON THE MAN WHO HAD NOT BEEN SEEN OR HEARD FROM SINCE SATURDAY AND THEY FOUND HIM DEAD- ONE OF HIS TWO PIT BULLS WAS SHOT BECAUSE IT WAS SO AGGRESSIVE - AUTHORITIES NOW BELIEVE THIS WAS THE PIT BULL THAT KILLED ITS OWNER - THE VICTIM HAD MASSIVE INJURIES TO HIS NECK.
5-9 ANTOINETTE BROWN - 52 - SHE WAS ATTACKED BY A PACK OF DOGS EARLY ON MAY 2 AND WAS SO SEVERELY INJURED THAT SHE WAS PLACED IN A MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA - SHE WAS BITTEN MORE THAN 100 TIMES AND WAS DEGLOVED WITH EXPOSED MUSCLE AND TENDONS ON MUCH OF HER BODY - SHE WAS REMOVED FROM LIFE SUPPORT MONDAY MAY 9 - 6 DOGS HAVE BEEN FOUND WITH NO INFORMATION AS TO THE BREED OF ANY OF THEM.


PENDING:   ?(WEEKEND OF APRIL 24)?  - REDLANDS MIAMI DADE COUNTY FL -  AN UNIDENTIFIED MAN WHO WORKED AT THE DRAGONFRUIT FARM WAS FOUND MAULED BY A PACK OF DOGS AND HE DIED FROM HIS MASSIVE INJURIES -  

PENDING:  5-9  LOLA ENDRES - 61 - BROWNSBURG IN -  HER SON FOUND HER SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT MONDAY MORNING DEAD IN A POOL OF BLOOD - IT APPEARED THAT HER 2 ENGLISH BULLDOGS HAD ATTACKED HER - SHE HAD A HEART CONDITION - AUTOPSY TO COME.....CORONER RULED THAT SHE DIED FROM HER HEART CONDITION AND THE DOG BITES WERE POST MORDEM??

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