Thursday, May 12, 2016

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FL - A MAN WAS MAULED BY MANY DOGS SAID TO BE PIT BULLDOG/BELGIAN MALINOIS MIX IN THE HOMESTEAD AREA ON APRIL 23 - MANUEL MEJIA DIED FROM MASSIVE INJURIES HE SUFFERED IN THE ATTACK AT THE DRAGON FRUIT FARM WHERE HE WORKED





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UPDATE:  http://blog.dogsbite.org/2016/05/2016-dog-bite-fatality-man-killed-by-dogs-miami-dade.html

HOMESTEAD (CBSMiami) — An investigation is now under way in Homestead after a man was killed by a pack of dogs.
It happened nearly three weeks ago at a property off of S.W. 309th Street and 229th Avenue.
Miami-Dade Animal Services says the animals in question are a mixed breed between a Belgian Malinois and an American Bulldog.
According to the police report, the victim’s girlfriend called police after the attack.
When rescue units arrived, they found the victim, Manuel Mejia, suffering from opened flesh wounds and multiple bites all over his body.
Mejia was rushed to Kendall Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, where he died.
The animals, said to be at least 11 of them, remain at the property — something that concerns at least one neighbor, who says he’s seen the dogs out on the loose before.
“These dogs should not be there,” said Renier Aleman, who only spoke in Spanish. “They should take them away and put them somewhere because they are dangerous.”
Animal Services has released a statement that read, in part: “The owner of the dogs is fully cooperating with authorities. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.”

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2016/05/13/homestead-man-killed-by-pack-of-dogs/

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - Miami-Dade police homicide detectives and Miami-Dade Animal Control officers are investigating the death of a Homestead man fatally mauled by dogs.
Manuel Mejia was a live-in caretaker at the dragon fruit farm near Southwest 228th Avenue and 309 Street. The owner of the farm keeps about A DOZEN BELGIAN MALINOIS-BULLDOG MIXED BREED DOGS ON THE PROPERTY. 

On the evening of April 23, Mejia's girlfriend Pamela Babineau called 911 screaming for help, unable to intervene in the dog attack.
First responders report finding Mejia covered in dog bites and bleeding profusely. A piece of skin was missing from his left tricep area.
Mejia was airlifted to the trauma center at Kendall Regional Medical Center. He died of his injuries four hours later. 
Babineau told police three dogs instigated the attack and up to seven others joined in.
Animal control officers cited Reynaldo Torres, the owner, for unregistered and unlicensed dogs, and ordered him to keep the dogs contained during the course of the investigation.



2016 - U.S. DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES -  12     ( 5 CHILDREN - 7 ADULTS  )  
PIT BULL -  6
      LINDA YUBA COUNTY CA 
      LUMBERTON ROBESON CO NC
      PERQUIMANS CO NC
      CHARLOTTE NC
      SAN DIEGO CA
      ST. LOUIS COUNTY MO

PIT BULL MIX - 4
      INDEPENDENCE GRAYSON CO VA  (Pit bull/Rottweiler Mix?)
      THURSTON CO WA
      LEESBURG FL
      MIAMI-DADE CO FL (as many as 7 Belgian Malinois/Bulldog Mixes?)

MIX BREED SHEPHERD - 1
      YOUNGSTOWN OH

PACK OF 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? 

4-23  - MANUEL MEJIA -  HOMESTEAD AREA MIAMI DADE COUNTY FL- IT IS REPORTED THAT HE WAS A LIVE- IN WORKER AT THE DRAGON FRUIT FARM AND WAS WALKING WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND WHEN HE WAS ATTACKED BY HIS EMPLOYERS UP TO 7 BELGIAN MALINOIS/BULLDOG MIXES - HE DIED FROM HIS MASSIVE INJURIES - THE INCIDENT IS BEING INVESTIGATED AS A HOMICIDE

5-9 ADONIS REDDICK - 45 - 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 THAT THIS ONE PIT BULL KILLED HIM - HE HAD PENETRATING AND PERFORATING WOUNDS TO HIS NECK.

5-9 ANTOINETTE BROWN - 52 - DALLAS TX - 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 YET AS TO THE BREED OF ANY OF THEM AND WHO OWNED THEM.


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 BITES OCCURRED POST MORDEM?? 

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