Monday, October 31, 2016

MANCHESTER, MERIWETHER COUNTY GA - SHERMAN HOLT, 52, WAS ARRESTED ON MORE THAN 30 CHARGES INCLUDING DOG FIGHTING AND ANIMAL CRUELTY AFTER 34 PIT BULLS WERE FOUND ON HIS PROPERTY


One man faces more than 30 charges after multiple law enforcement and animal control agencies uncovered a dog fighting ring in Manchester Friday. The Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office arrested Sherman Holt in connection with an investigation into several emaciated dogs.
The sheriff’s office says patrol deputies were making a service call in Manchester Thursday, Oct. 28, on a small pit bull dog dragging a large chain. The chain was reportedly tied around the dog’s neck. Deputies say Holt tried to hide the dog from sight. However, the officer snapped a picture of the pit bull, which had its ribs and backbone visibly undernourished.
The following day, investigators and patrol deputies went back to a house on Chapel Hill Road in Manchester. They executed a search warrant on the home and for Holt on suspicion of cruelty to animals. Holt, 52, was arrested as he walked around from the back of the home.

Deputies found a pit bull chained to a treadmill being forced to walk. Deputies also found 34 more pit bulls spanning the property, each in “various stages of emaciation.” Findings show the dogs were infested with fleas, with most of the adult dogs chained to car axles buried in the ground by large logging chains.

There were also two litters of pit bull puppies in a make shift kennel on the property. The kennel was cramped and covered in fleas, according to deputy reports. Investigators found a number of dog training and dog fighting materials, including a plastic drum filled with water. The drum had chains attached to it. Investigators believe the tank was used to make the dogs tread water.
Meriwether County Animal Control, LaGrange Animal Control, Fayette County Animal Control, and the Macon-Bibb County Animal Control departments all contributed to the investigation. The Meriwether County District Attorney’s Office is also conducting part of the investigation into this case. All of the pit bulls were sent to the previously mentioned animal control agencies.
“I am very thankful for [everyone’s] assistance and the help that they provided and continue to provide us in this case investigation,” Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith said in a statement.  “All of our personnel and supporting agencies have done an outstanding job in this case.”
Holt went to Meriwether County Jail, where he was charged with one count of dog fighting, 25 counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals, and nine counts of felony aggravated cruelty to animals. Holt met his $112,500 bond, and has been released until a court date has been set for his trial.
http://wrbl.com/2016/10/31/officials-find-34-abused-pit-bulls-arrest-man-linked-to-dog-fighting-ring-in-meriwether-county/



PIT BULLS AND HALLOWEEN




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SALINA KS - A 6-YEAR-OLD HAYS GIRL WAS ATTACKED BY A RELATIVE'S PIT BULL WHEN THEY WERE VISITING IN SALINA - SALINA PROHIBITS ANY "RESIDENTS" FROM OWNING PIT BULLS IN THE CITY LIMITS

UPDATE:  https://www.hayspost.com/2016/11/01/hays-girl-hospitalized-after-pit-bull-attack/

The girl was attacked by a pit bull while riding in a vehicle in north Salina on Thursday, according to Vanessa Cowie, animal services manager for the city of Salina.
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A 6-year-old Hays girl was transported to a Wichita hospital with lacerations to her face and neck after being bitten by a  PIT BULL DOG  Thursday evening in Salina.
The owner of the dog was from Hays, the girl was a relative of the owner and no laws were violated, thus no charges were filed, said Vanessa Cowie, Salina animal services manager.
Cowie said the dog did not have a history of aggressive behavior but was turned over to the Salina Animal Shelter, where it was tested for rabies and euthanized.
The city of Salina passed a law prohibiting the breed in 2004. 
“No resident shall own, keep, harbor, or in any way possess a pit bull dog within the city limits of Salina, Kansas,” the city code reads.
The code also specifies that the city manager has authority over non-resident possession of a pit bull dog within the city limits on a temporary basis.
Pit bulls that were owned within the city limits when the ordinance was adopted must be registered with the city and follow strict guidelines.
Cowie said there were no Salina residents that were in possession of the dog.
Pit bulls are prohibited from Salina's dog park, Barkely Park.
The girl was initially treated at the Salina Regional Health Center where the animal control was contacted.
“The focus by staff was on getting custody of the dog to ensure the safety of anyone else,” Cowie said.
The owner voluntarily signed over custody of the dog.
Cowie said the only witnesses to the event were minors. The family was getting ready to return to Hays when the child was bitten.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

CHIQUINQUIRA, BOYACA COLOMBIA - A YOUNG CHILD WAS ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL THAT LOCKED ITS JAWS ON THE HEAD AND NECK OF THE CHILD AND BIT THE EARS OFF

Foto: Suministrada

TRANSLATION:  

They lived moments of despair relatives and neighbors in the neighborhood Villa del Prado Chiquinquira, Boyaca, observing a dangerous dog race held between its jaws locked head and neck of a child as young as 7 years.
Relatives and neighbors neighborhood residents who witnessed the horrible scene, expressed EXTRA that "about 10 am (Wednesday) the infant, playing with a toy gun and a small ball that looked like a table tennis when the latter she fell from her small hands and rolled a couple of meters being off the beast ".

The child, wrapped in tears, crying for help, while the animal jaws clenched else. 
After several seconds when some witnesses thought the worst, the dog released the innocent child, who was with the bloodied head and his mutilated ears. So he was transferred to the pediatric emergency room for Chiquinquirá Regional Hospital, where initially evaluated worrying injuries. 
With the innocence surrounding the children his age, the youngest went after his beloved toy dog ​​with his back to the ferocious, a time when this was attacked while little stooped to pick up her well. 

Relatives and neighbors who helped the child and reported to EXTRA what happened, said living the worst anguish to know their status before the inevitable news of urgent transfer to a higher level.
The terrible scene realizes that while the child was treated at the Hospital of Chiquinquirá, his distraught father did not stop for ice to try to save the ears of his son, which had wrapped in what looked like a napkin clutched strength in his left hand trembling.
The child was transferred to the clinic Medilaser of Tunja where is stable and the doctors will intervene and make the respective facial reconstruction surgeries.
EXTRA spoke with the person in charge of dog whom they identified as Hernan Castellanos, who said in a tone of anger that can not pose a danger because it supposedly has never attacked anyone, a situation that belied hereby neighbors sector.

Hernán, also said that "the day that suddenly here the neighbors who do not want me to see, understand that it is me" that came after asking about other alleged aggression by the dog to other people.

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Sábado, Octubre 29, 2016 - 08:22
Momentos de desespero vivieron familiares y vecinos en el barrio Villa del Prado de Chiquinquirá, en Boyacá, al observar que un perro de raza peligrosa mantenía entre sus trabadas mandíbulas la cabeza y cuello de un menor de apenas 7 años.
Los hechos
Familiares y vecinos residentes del sector, quienes presenciaron la horrible escena, manifestaron a EXTRA, que “sobre las 10 de la mañana (del miércoles) el infante, jugaba con una pistola de juguete y una pequeña pelota que parecía un pimpón, cuando esta última cayó de sus pequeñas manos y rodó un par de metros quedando frente a la fiera”.
Con la inocencia que rodea a los niños de su edad, el menor fue tras su apreciado juguete dándole la espalda al feroz canino, momentos en que este lo atacó mientras que el pequeño se agachaba a recoger su bien.
La angustia
El menor, envuelto en llanto, pedía auxilio, mientras que las mandíbulas del animal más lo apretaban.
Luego de varios segundos cuando algunos testigos pensaban en lo peor, el perro soltó a la inocente criatura, que quedó con la cabeza ensangrentada y con sus orejas mutiladas. Así lo trasladaron a la sala de urgencias pediátricas del Hospital Regional de Chiquinquirá, donde inicialmente evaluaron las preocupantes heridas.
 En urgencias
Familiares y vecinos que auxiliaron al menor y relataron a EXTRA lo ocurrido, dijeron que viven la peor angustia por saber su estado ante la inevitable noticia del urgente traslado a un centro de mayor nivel.
Lo terrible de la escena da cuenta que mientras el niño era atendido en el Hospital de Chiquinquirá, su angustiado padre no paraba de buscar hielo para tratar de salvar las orejas de su hijo, las cuales llevaba envueltas en algo que parecía una servilleta que sujetaba con fuerza en su temblorosa mano izquierda.
El menor fue trasladado a la clínica Medilaser de Tunja donde se encuentra estable y los galenos le intervienen y le hacen las respectivas cirugías de reconstrucción del rostro
El encargado de la fiera
EXTRA habló con la persona encargada de perro a quien identificaron como Hernán Castellanos, quien manifestó en tono de ira que el can no representa un peligro ya que supuestamente nunca ha atacado a ninguna persona, situación que desmintieron a este medio los vecinos del sector.
Hernán, también manifestó que “el día que de pronto aquí los vecinos que no me quieran ver, que se entiendan es conmigo”, esto se dio luego de preguntarle sobre otras presuntas agresiones por parte del perro a otros habitantes.





SAN FRANCISCO CA - A JUDGE ORDERED A PIT BULL THAT HAD ATTACKED 7 OTHER DOGS TO BE EUTHANIZED BUT THAT WAS REPEALED - NOW WITNESSES SAY THE PIT HAS ATTACKED 2 MORE DOGS


Destiny the  PIT BULL  was so unmanageable, she was actually sentenced to die by a San Francisco judge.
Luckily for Destiny, her date with death was repealed. The Precita Park regular was accused of attacking seven fellow pups and while none of the other dog owners wanted to see a dog killed, some believe it might have been necessary.
Dog owner Dan Brieman told KRON, "I'm uncomfortable with it, but it might have been the best option."
Destiny lives - and apparently she's at it again. Her owner, Robert Johnson was instructed to keep her on a leash and muzzled. According to fellow dog owners who share Precita Park with the black pit bull, Destiny has attacked two dogs since her resurrection.
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"The dog won't obey the owner. There's a gathering of people trying to pull this dog off another dog," said Chris Johnson, yet another concerned dog owner. "I would have to see that as either breeded in them or he was trained that way."
This March 2015 "Ask Bernalwood" post from Bernalwood (obvs) seems to mention Destiny directly in the comments. Some posters blame the owner, others blame the breed. Some think she should be killed, others oppose that option. But it's clear that Destiny has been drama for some time.
San Francisco Animal Control has an open and active seizure order and has been trying to track down Destiny since May. When they do find her, it might finally be curtains for Destiny.

http://sfist.com/2016/10/29/pit_bull_sentenced_to_die_continues.php


SEGURIDAD, AGUASCALIENTES MEXICO - 3 PIT BULLS LEFT A HOME AND FATALLY MAULED A MAN

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TRANSLATION: 
During the early hours of Saturday a man was killed after being attacked by THREE PIT BULL BREED DOGS, who left a home. The -indigente- victim who approached the garbage can was surprised by the dogs who tore almost one leg, arms and face. 
The man lost his life after bleeding to death on the street. Municipal Police officers arrived at the scene after they reported a lifeless person on the street. 
The incident occurred in the streets 31 and Urquidi colony neighborhood of London. The place and staff also attended State prosecutors, who raised the corpse and searched for owners of vicious dogs that ended the life of a man. 
The finding was reported as an executed person, however, the surprise was that dogs also killed.
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Durante la madrugada de éste sábado un hombre perdió la vida luego de ser atacado por tres perros de la raza pitbull, quienes salieron de una vivienda. La víctima -indigente- quién se acercó al tambo de basura fue sorprendido por los canes quienes le arrancaron casi una pierna, brazos y rostro.
El hombre perdió la vida luego de desangrarse en la calle. Agentes de la Policía Municipal llegaron al lugar luego de que reportaran a una persona sin vida en la calle.
Los hechos ocurrieron en las calles 31 y Urquidi de la colonia Barrio de Londres. Al lugar también acudieron Estatales y personal del Ministerio Público, quienes levantaron el cadáver y buscaron a los dueños de los bravos perros que acabaron con la vida de un hombre.
El hallazgo fue reportado como una persona ejecutada, sin embargo, la sorpresa fue que los perros también asesinan.


Friday, October 28, 2016

HAMILTON, LEICESTER ENGLAND - A STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER INVADED THE FRONT GARDEN OF LYNN KANE AND FATALLY MAULED HER POMERANIAN "COOKIE" - THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL ATTACKS ON PETS IN THAT AREA BY A STAFFIE WITH THE SAME DESCRIPTION

A heartbroken woman watched in horror as a Staffie leaped into her front garden and threw her tiny teacup dog around “like a rag-doll” before killing it.
Disgusted Lynn Kane said her Pomeranian “didn’t stand a chance” against the larger animal when it jumped over the fence at her Hamilton home and savaged the family pet.
And police are appealing for witnesses as they believe the incident may be connected to two other STAFFORDSHIRE  BULL TERRIER  attacks in the town.
Lynn (45) said: “It was horrific. My 15-year-old daughter witnessed it too and we are both traumatised by it.
“I was hysterical, then the Staffie’s owner jumped the fence and put the dog on the lead before running off.”
The dog that was killed was called Cookie, and another Pomeranian named Suzie survived the ordeal at the Hillside Terrace home in Fairhill.
Lynn added: “I have two Pomeranians, and they were both out in the secure front garden.
“The garden is completely fenced off with extra chicken wire, making it safe for the dogs to play in.
“Both dogs were in the garden when I heard one of them barking frantically.
“When I looked out I couldn’t believe what I saw. Suzie immediately ran inside when I opened the front door and the Staffie had Cookie in her mouth – throwing her about like a rag-doll.
“I picked up Cookie and thought she was still breathing. My neighbour came over and offered to run me to the vets, but by the time we got to the vets it was too late. Cookie was already gone.
“It was terrible, she was covered in blood and all wet – it really was awful.”
Lynn, who explained that Cookie was a rescue dog, said her pet didn’t stand a chance.
She added: “I really want the owner to be caught. I am absolutely disgusted by it all.”
The dog was described as a brindle-coloured Staffordshire bull terrier and its owner was a man aged between 25 and 30, slim build and with a Scottish accent. He was wearing a grey tracksuit and possibly a dark skipped cap.
Police are also investigating two other incidents believed to be related to the attack on Cookie, which took place on Tuesday, October 18, at around 5.30pm.
Dog owner Lorraine Trager says her black Labrador was also attacked by an animal with a matching description.
However on this occasion, another white Staffordshire Bull Terrier was also involved.
Lorraine, of Hamilton was out walking with her partner Robert Brand and their pet Poppy in the park near to the town’s Fairhill Avenue, when the attack happened on Sunday, October 16.
She said: “It was late and quite dark, but Poppy had her light-up collar on and we had a torch with us when two dogs ran over to Poppy and began to attack her.
“There was lots of shouting from me and my partner but the owner of these dogs had no control over them whatsoever.
“The whole situation was very scary and got very frantic with everyone shouting. My partner grabbed Poppy and managed to lift her, and we made our way out the park. It was the only way of getting her safely out of the situation.
“It turned out she had been bitten twice by the dogs. We got her home so we could examine her further and called the police. My partner made his way back to the park to see if the dogs and their owner were still there, but there was no sign of anyone. Poppy was lucky as she was a big dog, but a smaller dog wouldn’t have stood a chance.”
Poppy was taken to a vet after one of her wounds became badly infected and is now on a course of anti-biotics, while her owners have been hit with a bill of £200.
A third incident was reported to police on Tuesday, October 19, near to the park area at the town’s Westwood Crescent. A 58-year-old woman was walking her dog when it was attacked and sustained a number of injuries.
The dog responsible is also described as a brindle-coloured Staffordshire bull terrier.
On this occasion a woman described as aged between 18 and 22, slim build and wearing a grey jogging suit appeared to be the person in charge of the dog.
Police were this week appealing for witnesses to all three attacks.
Chief Inspector Sandy Blair said: “We are anxious to trace these dogs and their owners as they present an obvious danger to the public.
“If you have any information that could help, please contact Constable Wylie at Hamilton Police Office.”
Contact the police using the non-emergency number 101 or you can ring Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.


AURORA CO - 2 AMERICAN BULLDOGS "SOMEHOW" ESCAPED THEIR OWNER'S PROPERTY AND KNOCKED A WOMAN DOWN WHO WAS WALKING HER DACHSHUND - AN OFFICER SHOT 1 OF THEM WHEN IT BECAME AGGRESSIVE TO HIM

An Aurora woman said that police gunned down her dog Saturday evening after the animal escaped her yard.
Valeria Rodriguez Augina said Angelo, a 60-pound AMERICAN BULLDOG, and Luna, his mother, were missing when she arrived at her home near Sable Boulevard and Cimarron Circle, so she went looking for them.
According to a police report of the incident, police arrived after two people reported that a woman had been attacked, was on the ground and that the dogs were chasing people.
Officer Mike Hawkins reported that when he responded to the call, the dogs ran up to his car and jumped onto it a couple of times barking at him. “In my 23 years of police experience, I had never seen dogs do this.”
When he got out of the car, one of the animals approached him growling, with its head down and ears pinned back. “Based on police in-service training I’ve attended within the last five years, I recognized this behavior as a dog that was about to attack me. I was frightened. I was afraid that this dog could do serious bodily injury to me.”
He fired a shot gun, aiming at the dog’s center mass, and the dog ran off yelping, he wrote. He found the woman, Patricia Buster, who had been attacked, sitting on the ground with her dachshund. “She appeared visibly frightened and upset. I noted blood smears on her arms.”
She said she was walking her dog on a leash when the dogs accosted her. “She picked up her dog, who was frightened, and had scratched her forearms,” Hawkins said.
Buster couldn’t be reached for comment.
A police officer told Rodriguez Augina that police shot Angelo round 9:30 p.m. at an apartment complex near her home, she said. Aurora Animal Control later came to her house and told her that one of her dogs roughed up another dog before the shooting, Rodriguez said Thursday.
Police issued her a summons.
Lilli Romero, 19, said she was leaving a party in the area with her 14-year-old sister when she saw police confronting the dog. “The dog was pushing himself against a door. He wasn’t being aggressive, and I yelled at the cops to leave the dog alone. He is really scared.”
Police were pointing guns at the animal, she said.
She left before the animal was shot, she said. “I didn’t want to get in trouble, and my sister wanted to go. I didn’t want her to get hurt.”
Rodriguez Augina said the Animal Control officer told her the dog was being treated at the VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital emergency room. “The vet told me he was shot in the face. His jaw was shattered, and the bullet went through his throat. I was there when he was put down.”
Angelo and Luna resemble pit bulls, a breed that is illegal to keep in Aurora.
“I always had problems with people saying they were pit bulls, so I went to animal control and they did a physical on Angelo, and determined that he wasn’t,” Rodriguez said.
A DNA test determined that Luna wasn’t a pit bull either, she said.
Colorado’s Dog Protection Act, passed in 2013 requires local law enforcement to undergo training in order to prevent the shooting of dogs by local law enforcement officers in the line of duty. Officers taking the training learn to differentiate between threatening and non-threatening dog behaviors, said Jeffrey Justice, administrator of the Dog Shot by Police Facebook page and a Colorado animal advocate who has been involved in animal cruelty cases.
The act also calls for police to use less than lethal methods to trap, rather than shoot dogs, whenever possible. “Dogs can be aggressive, but I have been involved in aggressive dog attacks on smaller dogs, and I was able to get out of the situation with the use of pepper spray,” Justice said.
But Hawkins wrote: “It is my considered opinion that this act was necessary to defend myself. I do not believe a taser, pepper spray or less lethal shotgun would have been effective.”

A COMMENT FROM THIS STORY: 
An affidavit dated October 17, 2005 from longtime “American bulldog” breeder John D. Johnson, widely credited with originating the "American bully" line, leaves no doubt that “American bulldogs” are pit bulls within the Aurora definition.
Testified Johnson, “Originally, my dogs were registered with the National Kennel Club as ‘American [Pit] Bulldogs,’” but Johnson later split with the NKC and began registering his dogs with the Animal Research Foundation, formed in 1947 by Tom D. Stodghill (1903-1989), of Quinlan, Texas. Stodghill created many registries for animals not recognized by older breed fancies, including fighting dogs and gamecocks. He also published Stodghill’s Animal Research Magazine.
Wrote Johnson to Stodghill’s Animal Research Magazine in 1980, “The American Bulldog is the same dog that was developed in England in the 12th century by the meat packers, to catch large bulls to kill for meat… Then they started bull baiting with them, and they then were called ‘Bull Baiting Dogs.’ Later, they were registered as ‘English Bulldogs.’ They also were ‘pit’ fought over there [ England ], against each other, badgers, lions, and anything that would fight. They were brought over here [ America ] in the 17th century…In the 18th century, England outlawed all types of fighting, and they were no longer needed in their present form, so they bred them down in size…We kept our bulldogs in the [original] large state, and I have developed them even larger."
Claimed Johnson, “The ‘Bull Terrier’ is a cross between the ‘English Terrier’ and ‘English Bulldog’ (60% ‘Terrier’ and 40 percent ‘Bulldog’). The [‘American] Staffordshire Terrier’ is 50% ‘English Bulldog’ and 50% ‘English Terrier’; the ‘American [Pit] Bull Terrier’ is a cross between the two types.”


JONESBORO AR - A NEIGHBOR'S DOG ESCAPED ITS PEN AND ATTACKED A 5-YEAR-OLD CHILD

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A 5-year-old child suffered a two-inch cut to the back of his right calf Wednesday after police say a dog bit him in Jonesboro. 
Maria Garay, 46, of Jonesboro was cited Thursday for having a dog at large and harboring a dangerous animal after the incident on Prospect Road.
Officer David Cooley said he spoke with Dallas Jordan Lee West about what happened. 
West told police that he saw the dog escape its pen earlier and that the owners were able to catch the dog and put it back in its pen. 
However, the dog got out again, West told police. 
"About five minutes after the owners left, he said he saw the dog was back out again and called Animal Control about the dog running loose," the report states. "He said at that point, the dog came into the yard, ran up and bit the victim." 
Garay told police that the dog had been out before but had been put up before she left to pick up her granddaughter from the babysitter, Cooley said in the report.



CLIFTON NJ - A PIT BULL FOUND ON THE STREET AND KEPT IN BLOOMFIELD ANIMAL SHELTER 10 MONTHS WAS ADOPTED OUT AND THEN ATTACKED AN 11-YEAR-OLD BOY

According to Mayor Michael Venezia, an 11-year-old boy has been injured by a dog adopted from the Bloomfield Animal Shelter.  “All I know is he got 81 stitches,” Venezia said earlier this week.
In an email, Bloomfield Police Department Director Sam DeMaio confirmed that the dog was a PIT BULL named Derrick.
The dog, he said, had been found roaming the streets and had been in the shelter for about 10 months.
He was adopted during the week of Oct. 10. The biting incident occurred in Clifton and the dog is currently being housed at the animal control shelter in that city. A magistrate was to decide if the dog is vicious and should be destroyed.
Venezia said he believed the dog was adopted by a couple, that the parents and brother of one of the couple were visiting, and the brother was bitten on Oct. 16.
“The goal right now is to make sure the boy is alright and to help the family,” Venezia said.
The Bloomfield Animal Advisory Board, he said, was hoping to find a sanctuary for the dog. The mayor also said that Township Attorney Michael Parlavecchio had written a letter to the Clifton Board of Health.
In the Oct. 24 letter to John Biegel III, the health officer, Parlavecchio requested the dog’s return to the Bloomfield Animal Shelter.
“As you know, this dog originated in our shelter which is a no-kill shelter,” he said. “The township understands and accepts that it will be explicitly prohibited from again putting this dog out for adoption.”
“They gave us assurance the letter would be given to the judge,” Venezia said.
According to DeMaio, the court hearing was to take place Wednesday, Oct. 26.
“We may send one of our attorney,” Venezia said. “As of right now, it’s unclear.”
The Bloomfield Animal Advisory Board was scheduled to meet on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

http://essexnewsdaily.com/headlne-news/24212



COMMENT ON THIS PIT BULL MAULING INCIDENT:


 Merritt Clifton  October 28, 2016 at 5:12 pm

From 1858, when the first U.S. shelter began offering dogs for adoption, to 1988, no dog rehomed from a U.S. shelter is known to have killed anyone. Two fatalities occurred in 1988 and 1989, both involving wolf hybrids. Then there were only three more before intensive promotion of pit bulls for adoption began after the 2007 Michael Vick case. Since 2010, at least 43 dogs rehomed from U.S. shelters have killed people, among them 31 pit bulls, eight bull mastiffs, two Rottweilers, a husky, and a “Lab mix” who may have been part pit bull.



Thursday, October 27, 2016

HIGHGATE VT - 3 PIT BULLS ATTACKED A WOMAN AS SHE GOT OUT OF HER CAR TO MEET A FRIEND BITING HER MULTIPLE TIMES

It started Friday, when a St. Albans woman reported to police she was attacked by THREE PIT BULLS.
Kelly Fiorini, along with the owner and other members of the community voiced their concerns about why this can't happen again.
"I feel sorry for Mike, because I don't want to take his pets away from him, but it's just really, really, really scary," said Fiorini.
Fiorini says when she got out of her car to meet a friend on Park Street Friday night, three pit bulls came charging at her. She was bitten multiple times.
"The brown one got my stomach and the black one got my arm," said Fiorini.
She says, had the owner not intervened, and had she not been wearing layers, she could have been dead.
Her mother, Kathleen Cook, told dog owner Michael Kelly how the whole situation has left her shaken up.
"I've had animals, dogs, all kinds of animals all my life. I get a phone call from Kelly's husband, telling me my daughter's on her way, by ambulance, has been attacked by three dogs. don't know the severity of her injuries, and all I can think is, I don't want to lose another child," said Cook.
The owner claims his dogs haven't had a problem until his third dog Tyson, a rescue, was brought into his home.
"I feel really bad about it. But if this was any other dog, would we be having this hearing right now if it was a different kind of dog?," asked Kelly.
Since the attack, the dogs were put under mandatory ten day quarantine at the owner's Park Street apartment.
The dogs must be under his supervision at all times during that period, but some community members say that still isn't enough.
"You might be going to a funeral because some child gets mauled by these same dogs. So think long and hard when you make this decision on what to do with these animals," said one community member. 
The Selectboard will have a private hearing and visit the apartment where the attacks took place.
A decision on what to do with the dogs may be known as soon as Thursday.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

ANKENY IA - 2 PIT BULLS "ONCE AGAIN" ESCAPED OUT A DOOR AND THROUGH A FENCE AND KILLED THE FIRST LIVE THING THEY CAME TO...A BELOVED 5-POUND CHIHUAHUA "TT" IN HER OWN YARD


81-year-old Ankeny resident Joyce Flanders was shocked by a noise late Monday morning.
“My dog was squealing in the front yard,” she said.
Flanders moved as fast as her feet could take her, her five-pound Chihuahua “TT” being attacked by two neighborhood PIT BULLS.
“I walked out here and tried to get her and these two dogs are attacking her and they’re just shaking her all over,” said Flanders.
The dogs, running loose, released TT.  Flanders grabbed her dog and says she made a dash for the garage.
“I get in here and my sister in law was here, I told her shut the garage door! The dog advanced at me, they got within five feet of me before the door went down, the door scared them and they backed off,” said Flanders.
She then turned to her own dog.
“She wouldn’t let me unleash her so I had to leave her. I didn’t want to leave her but I had to, and I went and got her clothes changed and then I undid her from the leash and got to the vet, but she bled out before I could get her there they couldn’t save her,” said Flanders.
Joyce said one of the dog's owners stopped by later on.
“She brought me a plant and a card and she’s very forgiven and she was crying, she’s lost a dog before too, I understand that, but I wanted to hear her side of the story,” said Flanders.
So did Channel 13 News, but attempts by a reporter to contact the owners were unanswered.
Flanders’ sons went looking for answers the day of the attack and took photographs of a backdoor wide open, and a wooden fence ajar.
Ankeny police say the dogs, declared vicious after a 2014 attack, needed stronger security.
“They have to be inside if they’re not inside they have to be on a leash and they have to be muzzled. If they’re stored outside the fence has to be secure and I believe they have to be in kennels,” said Lt. Brian Kroska of the Ankeny Police.
Joyce says the city needs stricter rules on the kinds of dogs residents can have.
“I think they need a little more freedom to get this under control before someone else gets seriously hurt,” she said.
Ankeny police say after a dog has been declared vicious the owner needs to carry insurance, go through a training class, and comply with the city on how to secure their dogs.
Police say as of a check in October 2015, the owners had complied.

STATEN ISLAND NY - DAISIE BRADSHAW, 68, WAS FOUND DEAD IN THE BASEMENT OF HER HOME WITH SOME OF HER DAUGHTER'S DOGS APPARENTLY ROAMING FREELY IN THE HOME - A MEDICAL EXAMINER WILL DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF DEATH


Daisie Bradshaw was discovered about 9:40 a.m. Tuesday with bruises and cuts on her body, police said. She was lying unconscious and unresponsive in the basement of her home on Simonson Avenue when police arrived.
Bradshaw was pronounced dead at the scene.
 The city wants to put down these two dogs after the mauled Daisie Bradshaw to death in Staten Island. Her daughter testified that she provoked the pets when she went into her apartment unannounced.
A law enforcement source told PIX11 News two dogs were in the basement with Bradshaw when she was found. It's possible those dogs had attacked her, as the deceased was suffering from "defensive wounds," the source said.
Those dogs belong to Bradshaw's daughter and, neighbors told PIX11 News, the 68-year-old never visited the animal because they "did not like her."
Family members declined to comment about the incident Tuesday afternoon.
The medical examiner will determine Bradshaw's cause of death.

http://nypost.com/2016/10/25/woman-may-have-been-mauled-to-death-by-her-dog/


2016 - U.S. DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES -  27  (12 CHILDREN - 15 ADULTS)  
PIT BULL -  15
      LINDA YUBA COUNT
Y CA
      SAN DIEGO CA
      STOCKTON CA
      LUMBERTON ROBESN CO NC
      PERQUIMANS CO NC
      CHARLOTTE NC
      ST. LOUIS COUNTY MO
      NEW HAVEN CT
      CORINNA ME
      DETROIT MI
      NAVAJO NATION AZ
      SCREVEN CO GA
      LAS VEGAS NV
      CONIFER CO
      TOPEKA KS      

PIT BULL MIX - 7
      INDEPENDENCE GRAYSON CO VA  (pit bull/rottweiler mix?)
      THURSTON CO WA
      LEESBURG FL
      MIAMI-DADE FL
      DALLAS TX (pack of dogs -? Pit Bull, Rottweiler and/or mixes)
      FRESNO CA - (2 Pit Bull/Shar-Pei Mixes)
      HONOLULU HI
  

4 DOGS -  1  
     JACKSONVILLE FL (Rottweiler and/or Rottweiler/Chow/German Shepherd Mix)

DOBERMAN OR DOBERMAN MIX - 1
     ST. JOSEPH COUNTY MI

MIX BREED SHEPHERD - 1
    YOUNGSTOWN OH

PACK OF DOGS - 1
     TRAVIS CO TX  (Husky/Australian Cattle Dog Mix and Lab/Great Pyrenees Mix)

UNKNOWN BREED DOG - 1
     COLLEGE STATION TX
      


CA - 4
NC - 3
FL - 3
TX - 3
MI  - 2
AZ - 1
CO - 1
CT - 1
GA - 1
HI - 1
KS - 1
ME - 1
NV - 1
MO - 1
OH - 1
VA - 1
WA - 1

(3 - 3-DAY-OLD INFANTS HAVE BEEN KILLED BY FAMILY DOGS)
(1 - 7 DAY-OLD INFANT KILLED BY A FAMILY DOG)

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12 - PERSONS KILLED BY FAMILY MEMBER'S DOG - Tyler Trammell-Huston, 9 - Aiden Grim Morelli, 3   days -  Bessie Flowers, 86 - Sebastian Caban, 3 days - Hunter Bragg, 7 - Susie Kirby, 3 days - Elizabeth Rivera, 71 -   Kayden Coltor Begay , 3 -   Susan Shawl, 60 -  Dylan Hailey McClelland, 6 Days -  Piper Dunbar, 2 -  Kiyana McNeal, 4, Sherman Township, St. Joseph County MI - 

4 - PERSONS KILLED BY FRIEND'S DOG -  Earl Wayne Stephens, 43 - Jocelyn  Winfrey, 53 - Michel Wilcox, 30 -  Derion Stevenson - 9

3 - ADULT PERSONS KILLED BY THEIR OWN DOGS - Suzanne Story, 35 -  Sonda Tyson, 66 - Adonis Redick, 45 

4  - PERSONS KILLED BY NEIGHBOR'S DOGS - Talen Nathan West, 7 - Gladys Alexander, 92 - Antoinette Brown, 52 -  Michael Downing, 83   

1 - CHILD KILLED AT BABYSITTERS - Payton Lyrik Sawyers, 15 months

1 - PERSON KILLED BY EMPLOYER'S DOGS - Manuel Mejia, 49 

1 - PERSON KILLED BY DOGS WHILE ON THE JOB - Erin McCleskey, 36

1 - PERSON KILLED BY GUARD DOGS THAT ESCAPED FROM A BUSINESS - Criscencio Aliado, 52

  
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 TOWN HOME 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 - 49 -  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 MANY DOGS - THE GIRLFRIEND REPORTED THAT 3 DOGS FIRST ATTACKED HIM AND THEN UP TO 7  DOGS JOINED IN - HE DIED FROM HIS MASSIVE INJURIES - WEEKS AFTER THE DEATH MIAMI-DADE ANIMAL SERVICES FINALLY SEIZED THE ANIMALS - ONE WAS SHOT THEN AS IT THREATENED AN OFFICER - 9 DOGS TOTAL ...  THE PACKS MOTHER WAS A PIT BULL.

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 THIS WAS THE PIT BULL THAT KILLED ITS OWNER - THE VICTIM HAD MASSIVE INJURIES 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 FOUND WITH NO INFORMATION AS TO THE BREED OF ANY OF THEM.

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 SAID ON HER FACEBOOK PAGE THAT SHE HAD RECENTLY "REHOMED" THE DOG BECAUSE OF "OTHER ANIMAL AGGRESSION" - 

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.....

16) 6-27 - JOCELYN WINFREY - 53 - NEW HAVEN CT - THE WOMAN CAME TO DR. HAMILTON HICKS HOUSE APPARENTLY WITH HIM IN HIS CAR AND DROVE UP A HILL INTO THEIR YARD BY GOING THROUGH A GATE OF A HIGH WOOD FENCE THAT SURROUNDS HIS HOME.  THE 2 LARGE DOGS, SAID TO BE PIT BULLS OR 1 COULD BE AMERICAN BULLDOG ??, ATTACKED HER IMMEDIATELY AND NEVER STOPPED.  HICKS WAS ALSO INJURED TRYING TO CONTROL THEM AND NEIGHBORS HEARD THE SCREAMING AND ATTEMPTED TO THROW ROCKS OVER THE HIGH FENCE TO NO AVAIL.  THE ATTACK HAPPENED ON JUNE 20 AND REPORTS SAY SHE LOST HER EYES, AN ARM AND SUFFERED MANY OTHER INJURIES AND WAS IN A MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA UNTIL SHE DIED 1 WEEK LATER. 

17) 6-27 - SUSIE KIRBY - 3-DAYS-OLD - FRESNO CA - THE ATTACK HAPPENED ABOUT 12:30AM WHEN THE BABY'S MOTHER, 33, THOUGHT HER BROTHER'S DOGS WERE CHAINED UP IN THE BACK YARD AND SHE OPENED THE DOOR BECAUSE IT WAS SO HOT - SHE WALKED AWAY FOR A "FEW SECONDS" LEAVING THE BABY ON THE COUCH AND ONE OF THE PIT MIXES GOT TO HER ACCORDING TO THE LATEST REPORTS -  BOTH OF THE 2 MALE PIT BULL/SHAR-PEI MIXES WERE SURRENDERED TO AUTHORITIES TO BE EUTHANIZED BY THE 30-YEAR-OLD BROTHER.

18) 7-16  - ELIZABETH RIVERA - 71 - DETROIT MI - THE ELDERLY WOMAN WAS FOUND BY HER GRANDDAUGHTER ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF HER HOME MAULED BY ONE OR MORE OF THE PIT BULLS THAT LIVED IN THE HOME - THE PIT BULLS BELONGED TO THE GRANDDAUGHTER'S BOYFRIEND AND HE HAD TO COME HOME TO SECURE THE DOGS IN AN UPSTAIRS ROOM SO MEDICS COULD GET TO THE GRANDMOTHER  - SHE WAS BITTEN IN THE NECK AND HER JUGULAR VEIN WAS SEVERED  - SHE DIED AT THE SCENE. 

19) 7-18  - KAYDEN COLTOR BEGAY - 3 - NAVAJO NATION AZ -  THE BOY WAS VISITING HIS PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS AND SLIPPED OUT AFTER HIS AUNT WHO WAS CHECKING ON CATTLE - THE AUNT DID NOT REALIZE HE WAS FOLLOWING HER AND SHE FINALLY TURNED AROUND TO SEE THE ?12 PIT BULLS? SURROUNDING SOMETHING THEN REALIZED IT WAS THE CHILD WHO ALREADY HAD THE SIDE OF HIS FACE AND HIS SIDE BITTEN AWAY! 

20) 7-29 - CRISENCIO ALIADO - 52 - HONOLULU HAWAII - A FRIEND DESCRIBED HIM AS A HOMELESS MAN WHO WAS MILD-MANNERED AND WOULD NOT BOTHER ANYBODY - HIS MAULED BODY WAS FOUND ON THE BANK OF A STREAM BESIDE THE KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY BEHIND THE CONTAINERLAND WAREHOUSE - THE OWNERS OF CONTAINERLAND OWNED THE PIT BULL MIXES THAT SOMEHOW ESCAPED A FENCE AND IT APPEARED THAT 2 OF THE PITS ATTACKED THE MAN AS HE WAS GOING TO WASH SOME CLOTHES IN THE STREAM.

21) 8-1  - MICHELLE WILCOX - 30 - SCREVEN COUNTY GA - SHE APPARENTLY GOT OFF WORK AND STOPPED BY HER FRIEND'S HOME AND LET THE PIT BULL OUT AS SHE USUALLY DID WHEN HER FRIEND WAS STILL AT WORK - THE PIT BULL WAS RAISED IN THE HOME FROM A SMALL PUP  AND KNEW HER WELL - HER FACEBOOK PAGE SHOWS HER LOVE FOR ANIMALS AND SHE HAD STUDIED PRE-VET AT GAINESVILLE STATE COLLEGE AND ANIMAL SCIENCE AT U OF GEORGIA.

22) 8-17 - DERION STEVENSON - 9 -  LAS VEGAS NV - THE CHILD WAS PLAYING WITH OTHER CHILDREN AND THEY DECIDED TO GO TO ONE FRIEND'S HOUSE TO GET CANDY - WHEN THEY OPENED THE DOOR THE PIT BULL CHARGED STRAIGHT FOR DERION'S FACE AND NECK -  THE BOY WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD.

23) 8-19 - MICHAEL DOWNING -  83 - JACKSONVILLE FL - THE MAN WAS FOUND DEAD ALONG THE FENCE LINE IN THE BACKYARD OF LEPHUS FELTON WHO OWNED 4 DOGS HE SAID WERE ROTTWEILER AND A MIX OF ROTTWEILER/CHOW/GERMAN SHEPHERD - THERE WAS A HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FENCE THAT THE DOGS COULD GET THROUGH - THE BACKYARD LOOKED OUT OVER AN APARTMENT BUILDING WITH A PARKING LOT - MR. DOWNING LIVED IN THE APARTMENT BUILDING AND WITNESSES SAID HE WAS PUTTING GARBAGE IN DUMPSTERS THAT WERE NEAR THE FENCE WHEN HE WAS ATTACKED BY THE DOGS - THEY SAY HE WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON AND HAD LIVED IN THE APARTMENTS FOR YEARS AND EVERYONE CONSIDERED HIM FAMILY AND REFERRED TO HIM AS MINISTER MICHAEL - THE ELDERLY MAN WEIGHT ABOUT 100 POUNDS AND HIS FRIENDS SAID THAT HE WOULD NEVER HAVE ANTAGONIZED THE DOGS.

24) 8-29 - SUSAN SHAWL - 60 - CONIFER, JEFFERSON COUNTY CO - THE MOTHER WAS MAULED TO DEATH BY 2 PIT BULLS THAT BELONGED TO HER SON, RICHARD JOHN SHAWL III - 36 -  THEY BOTH WERE HOME AT THE TIME AND THE SON WAS INJURED ALSO BUT HIS INJURIES ARE NOT LIFE-THREATENING - SHE DIED AT THE SCENE - PICTURES OF THE DOGS ARE FOUND ON THE SON'S FACEBOOK PAGE BUT IT HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED WHY THE PIT BULLS - THAT APPEARED TO BE LOVED AND WELL CARED FOR - WOULD HAVE MAULED HER UNTIL SHE DIED ?????

25) 9-1 ??? DYLAN HAILEY MCCLELLAND  -  BORN AUG 26, ATTACKED AUG 31, DIED SEPT 1 - COLLEGE STATION TX - FAMILY DOG ???  NEED MORE INFORMATION ON THIS INFANT'S DEATH...NOT SURE WE WILL EVER GET IT !!!

26)  9-24 - PIPER DUNBAR -  2 - TOPEKA KS - THE CHILD WAS FOUND MAULED TO DEATH IN A FENCED-IN FRONT YARD -  INVESTIGATORS DETERMINED THAT 2 PIT BULLS BELONGING TO A BABY SITTER THAT WAS LIVING WITH THE FATHER TO HELP HIM TAKE CARE OF THE CHILD FOR THE SINGLE DAD HAD GOT OUT OF THE FENCED BACKYARD AND MAULED THE CHILD IN THE FRONT YARD. 

27)  10-23 - KIYANA MCNEAL - 4 - SHERMAN TOWNSHIP, ST. JOSEPH COUNTY MI -  THE CHILD WAS FATALLY MAULED AND HER MOTHER HOSPITALIZED AFTER BEING ATTACKED AT THEIR HOME BY POSSIBLY A DOBERMAN OR DOBERMAN MIX THAT THEY HAD JUST ACQUIRED FROM A MAN FROM ILLINOIS.  THE PREVIOUS OWNER HAD DELIVERED THE DOG TO THEM AND HAD LEFT WHEN THE DOG ATTACKED HER - ONE STORY SAID THE DOG HAD BEEN THERE 1 HOUR AND ANOTHER STORY SAID IT HAD ONLY BEEN 5 MINUTES.

28)  10-26 - DAISIE BRADSHAW - 68 - SHE WAS DISCOVERED IN HER HOME BY HER DAUGHTER AND IT APPEARED THAT SHE HAD BEEN MAULED/EATEN BY THE DAUGHTER'S 2 PIT BULL/SHEPHERD MIXES - SHE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE - THE DOGS WERE SEDATED AND TAKEN AWAY-  ON 1-27-17  DOGSBITE.ORG  RELEASED THIS: http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/01/state-island-womans-death-attributed-to-dog-bites.html

PENDING - FRESNO COUNTY CA -  APRIL 14 AND JULY 4 - AN UNIDENTIFIED MAN WAS FOUND IN A DRY CANAL ON APRIL 14 AND HIS DEATH WAS DETERMINED TO BE BY DOG/ANIMAL BITES - THEN ON JULY 4  ROBERT SIMONIAN, 74,  WENT MISSING AND HIS BODY WAS FOUND ON JULY 5 THIS TIME IN WATER THAT WAS IN THE CANAL - AFTER THE FIRST MAN WAS FOUND 5 DOGS FROM THAT AREA WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY BUT AUTHORITIES WERE UNABLE TO POSITIVELY SAY THEY MAULED THE FIRST MAN AND THEY WERE GIVEN BACK TO THE OWNER - 3 WEEKS LATER MR. SIMONIAN WENT OUT TO TRAIN FOR A MOUNTAIN HIKE WITH A BACKPACK ON WITH ROCKS IN IT - HE DID NOT RETURN HOME AND WAS FOUND IN THE CANAL AND IT WAS DETERMINED HE DROWNED BUT HE WAS ALSO COVERED WITH BITE MARKS FROM DOGS/ANIMALS - THE SAME DOGS WERE TAKEN BACK
INTO CUSTODY.