Thursday, June 16, 2016

TRAVIS COUNTY TX - SEVERAL DOGS DESCRIBED AS POSSIBLY HUSKY/AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG MIX AND LAB/GREAT PYRENEES MIX ATTACKED AND KILLED ERIN MCCLESKEY, 36, WHO HAD COME TO THE PROPERTY TO SERVE PAPERS


It happened in the 12300 block of Fay Street, just northwest of the East Parmer Lane and Harris Brach Parkway intersection.
The Travis County Sheriff's Office says Wednesday at around 9 p.m. deputies were dispatched to the location in response to a 9-1-1 call made by a caretaker who had come to the property to feed dogs. When deputies arrived they found the body of a woman who had obviously been attacked by several dogs.
The woman was identified as, Erin McCleskey, 36 years old, of Austin, Texas.
Victim: Erin McCleskey, 36, was killed Wednesday by six dogs on a property in Travis County. The dogs' owners were out of town and they were being fed by a carer so her body was only discovered later that day
When deputies arrived they found the body of Erin McCleskey, 36, of Austin who had obviously been attacked by several dogs.
Investigators say it appears McCleskey entered the front gate of the property where she was attacked by the animals. Sheriff's office spokesperson Roger Wade says McCleskey was on the property serving civil papers for Executive Process Service.
Quarantine: The dogs have been quarantined in case of rabies. The will most likely take ownership of them and, if they do not have rabies, decide whether they are dangerous. If so, they will be destroyed

dogs kill woman serving papers


Animal Protection Officers impounded six dogs from the property. The officers also found 14 young puppies that were confined on the property. According to Animal Protection, the dogs involved appear to be 

LAB/GREAT PYRENEES MIXES and two of the dogs appear to be a HUSKY/AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG mix. 
The six adult dogs found on the property will be held in rabies quarantine at the Austin Animal Center, the sheriff's office says.
http://keyetv.com/news/local/woman-killed-in-ne-travis-co-dog-attack

http://www.kvue.com/news/local/woman-found-dead-after-dog-attack-in-manor/246133346

http://blog.dogsbite.org/2016/06/2016-dog-bite-fatality-woman-36-found.html




2016 - U.S. DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES -  15     ( 6 CHILDREN - 9 ADULTS )  

PIT BULL -  8
      LINDA YUBA COUNTY CA

      STOCKTON CA  
      LUMBERTON ROBESON CO NC
      PERQUIMANS CO NC
      CHARLOTTE NC
      SAN DIEGO CA
      ST. LOUIS COUNTY MO
      CORINNA ME

PIT BULL MIX - 4
      INDEPENDENCE GRAYSON CO VA  (pit bull/rottweiler mix?)
      THURSTON CO WA
      LEESBURG FL
      MIAMI-DADE FL

MIX BREED SHEPHERD - 1
      YOUNGSTOWN OH

PACK OF DOGS - 2
      DALLAS TX (6 dogs seized: shepherd mix, doberman mix, 2 pit bull mixes, rottweiler mix, and a pit         bull...dna results expected in July....watching dbo for confirmation)

      TRAVIS CO TX  (as many as 6 dogs: Husky/Australian Cattle Dog Mix and/or Lab/Great Pyrenees                 Mix) 

  
1) 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. 

2) 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. 

3) 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.

4) 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.

5) 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.

6) 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. 

7) 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.

8) 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. 

9) 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?

10) 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 

11) 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.

12) 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 SEIZED: PIT BULL, 2 PIT BULL MIXES, ROTTWEILER MIX, DOBERMAN MIX, SHEPHERD MIX.

13)  6-4 - HUNTER BRAGG - 7 - CORINNA MAINE - MAULED TO DEATH BY A PIT BULL BELONGING TO A RELATIVE HE WAS VISITING - THE PREVIOUS OWNER OF THE DOG (A FAMILY MEMBER) SAID ON HER FACEBOOK PAGE THAT SHE HAD RECENTLY "REHOMED" THE DOG BECAUSE OF "OTHER ANIMAL AGGRESSION" - IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS PIT BULL HAD ATTACKED HER OTHER DOG...A BEAGLE...AND EVENTUALLY KILLED IT AROUND CHRISTMAS 2015, AND SHE RETURNED THE PIT TO HER PARENTS WHO WERE THE BREEDERS.

14) 6-4 -  EARL WAYNE STEPHENS JR - 43 - STOCKTON CA - STEPHENS WENT TO VISIT A FRIEND WHO OWNED A PIT BULL WITH PUPPIES - HE WENT TO HIS CAR TO GET SOMETHING AND WAS ATTACKED BY THE ADULT PIT AND THE PUPPIES JOINED IN - IN THE VIDEO IT SOUNDS LIKE STEPHENS KNEW THESE PITS AND THEY KNEW HIM!

15) 6-15 ERIN MCCLESKEY - 36 - TRAVIS COUNTY TX - SHE HAD GONE TO THE PROPERTY TO SERVE CIVIL PAPERS FOR EXECUTIVE PROCESS SERVICE AND WAS ATTACKED BY SEVERAL DOGS AS SHE ENTERED THE FRONT GATE - SIX DOGS WERE IMPOUNDED AND 14 ADDITIONAL PUPPIES WERE FOUND -  THE ATTACKING DOGS WERE POSSIBLY HUSKY/AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG MIX AND/OR LAB/GREAT PYRENEES MIX - SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FURTHER INFORMATION.....




5 comments:

Dayna Hamilton said...

If this report is true, this is one of the FEW cases a year where the killer dogs were not pits.

Anonymous said...

They reported six dogs and fourteen puppies. What were the 3 other dogs? I HIGHLY doubt that the dogs described by breed were the killers. I have a suspicion that the 3 not described by breed are the killers.

Anonymous said...

The Yourpurebredpuppy.com website's page on Great Pyrenees, might offer some clues (http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/reviews/greatpyrenees.html) beyond the obvious point that dogs in packs behave quite differently.

Under the heading “If I was considering a Great Pyrenees, I would be most concerned about…” these two points seem relevant. I've bolded what really stuck out for me.

2. Providing enough socialization. Great Pyrenees need extensive exposure to friendly people so they learn to recognize the normal behaviors of "good guys." Then they can recognize the difference when someone acts abnormally. Without careful socialization, they may be suspicious of everyone.

3. Animal aggression. Most Great Pyrenees will treat the pets in their own family as members of their flock. But they have strong instincts to drive away animals who do not belong to their family. Many Great Pyrenees are dominant or aggressive toward dogs they don't know. Many do not get along with cats. If anything goes wrong in the breeding, socializing, training, handling, or management of this breed, it is capable of seriously injuring or killing other animals.

Decatur AL livin nt to 4 pits said...

I've had an encounter with a Husky and an Australian Cattle Dog. Very Scary! Both times I was walking up on their territory without knowing they were there. What is the mix of the darker tan dog on the upper right in the picture?

TX ACO said...

And of course, Austin Animal Control is "no-kill", so get a good look at those photos, they may be your neighbor soon.