Saturday, April 30, 2016

CARTER COUNTY TN - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A CHILD CAUSING A HORRIFIC WOUND ON HER ARM WHICH WILL NEED A SKIN GRAFT




                           
                          Pitbull Attacks: Most Don't Make the News




PIT BULLS WERE BRED FOR FARM WORK AND TO WATCH CHILDREN




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DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA - 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED SHAIK ADAM HOOSEN AS HE WAS WALKING TO HIS HOME

Man, 89, survives vicious pit bull attack

Durban - An 89-year-old Phoenix grandfather says he is lucky to be alive after TWO PIT BULLS  mauled him as he was nearing his home, on his way back from the mosque.
Shaik Adam Hoosen, recovering at his Treadclay Road home, on Monday relived the horror of the weekend attack.
A brave neighbour who had come to his aid fought off the dogs, which were in a state of frenzy. A passing Good Samaritan also came to his aid, he said.
With eyes swollen and blue, a cut above his eyelid and head heavily bandaged, Hoosen explained how he been been walking home from the Baghdadi Masjid in Phoenix when the attack happened.
He was on a stretch of road he has come to know well over 38 years, but on Saturday night the familiar became the scene of a nightmare.
A few doors away from his home two dogs ran towards him. One leapt on his chest. He fell and tried fending them off, but they kept lashing at his head.
“I heard growling and the next minute this dog jumped on to my chest and dropped me to the ground.
“They kept snapping at me. I could only see teeth. My hands were up trying to push them off. I heard people scream in the background,” Hoosen said.
Neighbour Thara Madhoe said she thought there was a brawl on the road. But when she peered over her balcony wall she saw him on his knees.
His hands were on his face and two dogs were attacking him. “My family and I were screaming hysterically. These dogs kept coming at Adam (Hoosen). We passed him a plastic stool. I screamed Hold uncle”.
“His outstretched hand managed to grab hold of the stool leg,” Madhoe said.
Madhoe’s son-in-law, Trevor Pillay, had arrived to help. One of the dogs ran towards him.
Madhoe said she threw an umbrella and a broomstick at the dog, which Pillay grabbed and used to save himself.
“We were helpless all we could do was scream. Adam was still on his knees bleeding and contending with one dog by pushing the stool into the dog’s face. Pillay was fending off the other. More residents came on to the road and a car arrived. The dogs fled,” Madhoe said.
Neighbours picked up the bloodied Hoosen from the verge and walked him home.
His daughter-in-law, Ayesha Adam, said when they saw him they became hysterical.
He was taken to Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital. Pillay was shaken but not harmed.
Hoosen said: “I tried to fend them off. If I got one away the other attacked me. I am grateful to have brave and helpful neighbours. The person who stopped his car and helped left without leaving his details. I lost a lot of blood. I am in pain but I am fit enough to carry on.”
Hoosen has six children, 19 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Madhoe said her two grandchildren were left traumatised by the incident and afraid of their own dog.
Police spokesperson, Major Shooz Magudulela, said Phoenix police were investigating a case of keeping ferocious dogs and negligence to safeguard the animals. No arrest has been made at this stage.
The Daily News spoke to a woman at the house where neighbours believe the pit bulls had emerged from.
The woman said she was not at home on Saturday and according to her brother the dogs were tied up in the yard.

WACO TX - 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED A U.S. POSTAL SERVICE LETTER CARRIER

(KXXV) -
Mail delivery for residents in the 1500 block of Cumberland Avenue in Waco will resume on Saturday.
Their mail was suspended after a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier was attacked by TWO PIT BULL DOGS  on April 21 and was taken to the emergency room for treatment, according to USPS Spokeswoman Arlene Sanchez.
Julie Vasquez who lives on Cumberland Avenue said she has not received her mail since Monday. On Friday morning, when Vasquez went to the post office, she was told to sign a letter agreeing to choose a mail deliver option moving forward. This included, renting a post office box or installing a curbside mail box in front of her home.
“I don’t feel like the whole block needs not to be penalized because of one person’s dog. It just doesn’t feel right,” said Vasquez.
After News Channel 25 contacted USPS about this situation, Sanchez issued a response saying the mail delivery service would resume on Saturday, April 30.
She said one of the dogs involved was quarantine by Animal Control but the second dog had not been captured. Animal Control has been supporting in an effort to capture the dog, but it was unsuccessful.  Since there was no sign of the second pit bull, the mail delivery will resume Saturday.
“We apologize to the customers who were inconvenienced by this action, but safety of our employees is paramount,” said Sanchez in a statement.
According to Sanchez, from nips and bites to actual attacks, violent dog behavior continues to be a threat to USPS employees. In 2015, 6,549 Postal Service Employees were victimized by dogs.


TOLEDO OH - 2 LOOSE PIT BULLS ATTACKED AND KILLED A SMALLER DOG BEING WALKED BY ITS OWNER


UPDATE:  http://nbc24.com/news/local/two-dogs-dead-after-fight-leads-to-shooting-in-central-toledo

A central Toledo dog owner will be cited after his two dogs attacked and killed a third dog and bit a person Friday.
Toledo police were called at 7:46 a.m. to the 1100 block of Fernwood Avenue, near Martin Luther King, Jr., Academy for Boys. Upon arrival, officers found  THE TWO ATTACKING PIT BULLS HAD BEEN SHOT BY AN UNIDENTIFIED PERSON,  killing the female and wounding the male.
Police identified Anthony L. Allen, 43, of Fernwood Avenue as the owner of the offending canines. Allen “refused to take responsibility for his animals,” according to the police report.
The report contained no information about the person bitten or the dog killed in the initial attack.
The Lucas County Canine Care & Control removed the two “pit bulls.” Director Julie Lyle said the surviving male is being held on a mandatory 10-day bite quarantine, during which he will receive antibiotics and pain medication for a gunshot wound to the right shoulder.
Ms. Lyle said the owner of the smaller dog that was attacked had been walking her dog when the other two canines charged off their owners’ property. She was bitten somewhere in the melee that killed her pet.
Ms. Lyle said if Allen does not reclaim the male dog, it will be killed at the end of quarantine. She noted Allen will be cited for loose dogs acting dangerously, failure to license his dogs, and possibly also for failure to vaccinate the dogs against rabies.
Patty Mazur, spokesman for Toledo Public Schools, said because of the incident, two security units were on hand at the nearby school as children arrived for the 8:15 a.m. start of classes.

CHINA - A FATHER FIGHTS OFF 3 VICIOUS DOGS ATTACKING HIS CHILD - FINALLY OTHERS COME TO HELP HIM!




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CAPE BRETON NS CANADA - 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED A WOMAN FROM THE FIRST NATION COMMUNITY

Pit bull Attack
A family in a Cape Breton First Nation community is calling for tougher dog bylaws after one of their own survived a vicious PIT BULL attack.
Gloria Peck says she was walking home on a residential lane Thursday night when the attack happened.
"They bit me so hard,” said Peck. “I got 25 bite marks on one leg and five bite marks on the other."
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Peck says the dogs were unprovoked, and they simply came at her.
The two pit bulls have since been put down.
"I was thinking, 'I can't fall down. If I do fall down, they're going to go for my neck,’" said Peck.
The dogs’ owner has a different version of events. Charlene Isadore says Peck hit her dogs, and she has done so in the past.
Isadore says she wasn't home at the time, but called the authorities immediately when she found out what happened.
"The six-year-old dog probably did attack her, so I did the right thing. I called our chief, Norman Bernard, and I said to him that I was willing to put my dogs down," said Isadore.
The incident will be discussed at next week's band council meeting, where tougher dog bylaws will be a topic of conversation.  
"We're looking at how to improve our dog bylaws, how to improve the control of dogs in the community, and also we got to make sure dog owners have responsibility," said Chief Bernard.
Council will also be discussing what breeds will be allowed as pets in the community, and better ways to enforce a bylaw that says people have to keep their dogs tied.
Mary Peck, Gloria’s mother, says tougher bylaws are necessary.
"Hopefully they're going to do something about it next week, and they will definitely do something about it,” said Mary Peck. “I'll be very proud. It will be safer for the community and for the kids."

Friday, April 29, 2016

NEW YORK CITY NY - 2 PIT BULLS CHARGED OUT OF AN APARTMENT AND MAULED A HOUSING AUTHORITY WORKER WHO HAD KNOCKED ON THE DOOR TO COLLECT PAST DUE RENT


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A NYCHA worker trying to collect rent from a delinquent Bronx tenant wound up in the hospital after A PAIR OF PIT BULLS  mauled him and “gnawed” his face, the Daily News has learned.
Alphonsus Ojevwe, 47, had no idea two snarling dogs were inside apartment 5B at the Morris Houses on Washington Ave. when he and a colleague knocked at 11:20 a.m. Thursday, he told The News.
“The first one came and grabbed my thigh and I was screaming. Then the other one came. I was fighting and I fell. That’s when one went to my face and gnawed,” Ojevwe said from St. Barnabas Hospital Friday.
“I was screaming for help ... I was fighting with the two pit bulls, trying to protect myself. I was screaming, screaming, screaming, thinking, ‘I should have been dead by now. I should have been dead,’” he recalled.
Ojevwe, who finds out Wednesday if he needs reconstructive surgery, could barely speak through his massively swollen upper lip. Stitches held together the ugly gash across the entire right side of his bruised face.
NYCHA allows pets under 25 pounds -- but pit bulls were banned in 2010, a spokesman said.
“Policy violations that put people at risk are simply unacceptable,” said the spokesman, adding that the dogs have been removed and action is pending against the resident.
Ojevwe’s colleague, Asia Jiles, was able to avoid getting bitten on Thursday by running to the stairwell — but she tripped and fell on the stairs when one of the dogs ran over and lunged at her, Ojevwe said.
Ojevwe, who came to the U.S. from Nigeria in 1995, said he’s been working for NYCHA for less than a year. He and Jiles were sent to knock on the tenant’s door to collect $126 she still owed on her $220 monthly rent, he said.
The building manager often sends workers to deal with tardy tenants, Ojevwe said.
He was still a few feet down the hallway when Jiles knocked — and the marauding animals burst out and came right for him, he said.
“I had a clipboard in my hands, so I threw it … It didn’t help.”
The dogs’ owner tried to yank away the pit bull savaging his face, Ojevwe said.
“I was trying to push and beat it, but it was so big and it was dragging me,” the worker said.
The pit bull sank its teeth into his pants leg and pulled him down the hallway, he said.
“Finally I was able to push it because my pants ripped. I was able to escape and run downstairs,” he recalled.
The NYPD confirmed the attack and said building management suspects it may not have been an accident. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

OHIO - A VICIOUS DOG BILL NAMED FOR KLONDA RICHEY, MAULED TO DEATH IN FEB. 2014 BY HER NEIGHBOR'S 2 DOGS, MOVES CLOSER TO VOTE

Couple whose dogs fatally mauled Klonda Richey sentenced photo
THE 2 DOGS THAT MAULED KLONDA RICHEY WERE SAID TO BE
EITHER CANE CORSOS OR MIXED BREEDS OR MASTIFF MIX  OR BULLMASTIF
OR MASTIFF CANE CORSO MIX. HOW ABOUT UGLY KILLING MONSTERS






http://blog.dogsbite.org/2014/02/2014-dog-bite-fatality-pit-bulls-attack-strip-kill-dayton-woman.html

A Ohio Senate bill aimed at reforming the state’s dog laws had a third committee hearing this week and could be closer to a floor vote.
Sen. Bill Beagle, R-Tipp City, introduced the Klonda Richey Act on April 27, 2015 — more than a year after Klonda Richey, of Dayton, was mauled to death by dogs owned by a neighboring couple, Andrew Nason and Julie Custer.
Richey’s relationship with the couple and her death were recently portrayed in an episode of Investigation Discovery’s “Fear Thy Neighbor.” The episode, “Neighbors Clash Like Cats and Dogs,” includes reenactments of Richey’s strained relationship with Nason. It also includes interviews with Sadea Bryant, another neighbor, who said there was a lack of respect between Richey and Nason.
Klonda Richey, 57, was mauled to death by two dogs outside her home at 31 E. Bruce Avenue in Dayton on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.
On Tuesday, about 10 people testified during the committee hearing, Beagle said. Some of those who testified had concerns about the bill’s requirement for the destruction of vicious dogs.
“We will take the suggestions and criticisms that were brought up in committee and take another look at the bill,” Beagle said.
Beagle hopes the bill will get approved by the Senate Agriculture Committee and move to the senate floor before summer.
“The priority has always been to get the best piece and the most effective piece of legislation we can,” he said. “Not necessarily to get something fast. It took a long time to get the interested parties around a table and figure out what are the best ways we can solve the problem. You don’t want to pass a bill just to pass a bill.”
The bill includes:
  • Changing the definition of a vicious dog from a dog who causes serious injury to a person to a dog that has killed a person.
  • Requiring a court to order the humane destruction of a vicious dog or a dog that has killed a person, but has not been determined to be a vicious dog.
  • If a dog kills someone, the penalty for failure to confine or restrain a dog increases from a fourth to a fifth degree felony.
  • If a dog causes serious injury, the penalty for failure to confine or restrain a dog changes from a first degree misdemeanor to a fifth degree felony.
  • The addition of child endangerment to the list of offenses that can prevent a person from owning certain types of dogs.
  • Clarifying that “dog wardens” have the authority to make arrests.
Richey’s cousin, Carol Myers, said she hopes the bill will become a law.
“Maybe it will make the public more aware and it’s a nice remembrance for my cousin … I just wish it (the bill) was a little tougher,” she said.
The most recent state senate hearing occurred 11 months after Nason and Custer were sentenced in Dayton Municipal Court. Both pleaded no contest and were each found guilty of two misdemeanor counts of failure to control dogs.
Nason was sentenced to 150 days in jail, 500 hours of community service within a year and a $500 fine and court costs. Custer was sentenced to 90 days in jail, 480 hours of community service within three years and a $200 fine and court costs
(The Dayton Daily News has provided in-depth coverage of the events surrounding Klonda Richey’s February 2014 death and subsequent efforts to change Ohio’s laws pertaining to nuisance, dangerous, and vicious dogs. We will continue to keep you updated on this important story.)


http://tdn-net.com/opinion/columns/9750/remembering-klonda-richey-preventing-future-attacks

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http://www.dogsbitedecatural.com/2015/04/dayton-oh-andrew-nason-and-julie-custer.html

PHILADELPHIA PA - A PIT BULL MIX ATTACKED A YOUNG BOY WAITING FOR THE SCHOOL BUS


UPDATE WITH VIDEO:  http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/breaking/Dog-Attack-Boy-Diamond-Street-Shovel-377401711.html

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Officials say a young boy was waiting for the school bus Thursday morning when a PIT BULL MIX bit him on his lower back in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city.
Chopper 3 showed the emergency response along the 3200 block of Diamond Street.
Animal care and control was called out and the dog is now in their custody.
The dog is now being held in quarantine for at least the next ten days. Investigators have not found the dog’s owner.
The boy was taken to Hahnemann Hospital for non life-threatening injuries.

PERRY COUNTY MS - A MOTHER'S BOYFRIEND'S PIT BULL ATTACKED HER YOUNG DAUGHTER AND WHEN SHE INTERVENED THE PIT ATTACKED HER

(WDAM) -
A woman and her daughter were hospitalized after a PIT BULL attack Thursday morning in Perry County.
The incident occurred around 10 a.m. on Dixon Road, just a few miles south of Runnelstown near Highway 29.
“The pit bull was attacking the daughter, the mom saw it and she came out to get the dog off of the child and the dog turned on her and began attacking her,” said Perry County Sheriff Mitch Nobles.
Nobles said when deputies arrived on scene to help the victims; they had no choice but to put the dog down.
“When the deputies got out, one of the officers was holding the child and the dog was just too aggressive, it kept trying to attack even as they were trying to render aid, so they had no choice but to put the dog down,” said Nobles.
The mother was taken by air ambulance, LifeFlight, and the daughter was transported by ground ambulance to Forrest General Hospital to be treated for their injuries.
“The mother was hurt pretty bad, it’s just a sad situation all the way around,” said Nobles.
According to Nobles, the dog belonged to the mother’s boyfriend, and had been a family pet for around four years.
“The dog will be sent off for proper testing at the State Health Department, and the incident is still under investigation,” said Nobles.
Both the mother and daughter's names are not being released at this time, and are both listed in stable condition at Forrest General.



MOUNT HOLLY NC - RICK HOFACKER, A LEGALLY BLIND DISABLED VET, WAS TAKING HIS USUAL WALK IN TUCKASEEGEE PARK WITH "MOLLY" WHEN 2 DOGS DESCRIBED AS A PIT BULL AND A TERRIER GOT OUT AND WENT STRAIGHT FOR THE KILL

Photo Courtesy: Sarah-Blake Morgan/WBTV
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(WBTV) – “Man’s best friend” is more than a simple saying for Mount Holly’s Rick Hofacker – it became reality the moment he took home his Cocker Spaniel named Molly.
“She’s a tough little girl,” Hofacker said. Walking little Molly around Tuckaseegee Park is a part the pair’s daily routine.
“This was a pleasant 9 o’clock walk for us when it all started out,” he said.
But Sunday morning’s walk in the park, quickly became everything but.
Those dogs started to growl and hiss and get nasty towards my little dog,” Hofacker said.
Hofacker said he was walking his dog down the sidewalk when two dogs busted through a gate and headed right toward them. He believes the gate was unlatched.
“She started towards us and I knew it was on,” he said.
Hofacker is legally blind, but he said he didn’t think twice before throwing himself on top of Molly, trying to shield her from the  PIT BULLS  that were attacking them.
“I proceeded to get eaten alive. My whole mode at that point went to survival for me, and her and I want to tell everybody this. My little buddy here comes before me,” Hofacker said.
Hofacker showed WBTV the blood-soaked clothes he said he was wearing when the the two dogs ripped into his hand and ear.
“I lost a portion of my ear. Blood was coming out everywhere,” he said.
Molly walked away from the attack, but not without extensive injuries to her abdomen and intestines. Hofacker, too, is trying to heal. But he says he’d do it all again to save his sidekick.
“I’m going to protect my baby no matter what… that’s like my child,” he said.
Gaston County Police told WBTV that the two dogs are currently under a 10-day quarantine. Their owner has been cited, but isn’t facing criminal charges as of Wednesday night.
If you’d like to help out with the Hofacker and Molly’s mountain of medical bills, click here.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

FRESNO CA - SANJUANA CACERES, 66, CRITICALLY INJURED AND SUFFERED AN ARM AMPUTATION BY 2 PIT BULLS IN EARLY APRIL WAS FINALLY IDENTIFIED - UNABLE TO SPEAK AN OFFICER SHOWED HER A BOARD WITH THE ALPHABET AND SHE WAS ABLE TO NOD FOR THE CORRECT LETTER

Pit bulls involved in the Fresno attack on woman were put down by SPCA officials.
A woman critically injured when she was mauled by  TWO PIT BULLS  in central Fresno in early April may soon receive plastic surgery in San Francisco, police reported.
The woman was identified this week by Lt. Joe Gomez as Sanjuana Caceres, 66. She also goes by the name Janey Garibay. Police previously did not know her name and initially thought she was a transient.
Caceres was attacked in the early-morning hours April 5 near Diamond Street and McKenzie Avenue, just west of Highway 41. She was walking in an alley when the dogs escaped a fenced yard and attacked her.
Caceres was rushed to the trauma center at Community Regional Medical Center, where she underwent emergency transfusions. Surgeons were forced to amputate her left arm.
Gomez said Caceres needs plastic surgery on what remains of her left arm and may need it on the other arm, as well.
Gomez said Caceres has difficulty speaking because of the attack, but officials at the hospital were able to determine her name by pointing to a board containing the alphabet. She spelled her name by nodding when nurses pointed to the correct letter. The lieutenant also said he canvassed the neighborhood where the attack occurred and found a home where Caceres’ daughter lives.
Caceres may be transported to San Francisco because no Fresno surgeon capable of the procedure will be available for about six weeks. Gomez said he spoke to Caceres on Wednesday and that she appears to be doing much better than when she arrived at CRMC.
Police are not likely to charge the owners of the dogs involved in the attack because there is no evidence the people were criminally at fault, Gomez said.
The two dogs involved were euthanized the day of the attack. A third dog that lived at the home was euthanized the next day. A puppy that is less than 6 months old will be placed for adoption,  according to SPCA officials.


Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article74245742.html#storylink=cpy

NORTH LAS VEGAS NV - 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED SCOTT FIEGER WHO HAS BEEN A PEST CONTROL WORKER FOR 25 YEARS - SEVERELY MAULING BOTH HANDS



A valley pest control worker almost loses his hands in a vicious dog attack. 
"I could start seeing all the tendons when I was moving my fingers and I could see the tendons moving with my own eyes, there was no skin left," said Scott Fieger of the violent attack.
Fieger has been a pest control worker for 25 years. He didn't hear any dogs barking and the gate was unlocked, so he headed into the backyard of a home near Clayton Street and Lone Mountain Road in North Las Vegas on April 25 to spray like he was hired to.
"These TWO LOOSE PIT BULLS, the aggressors, they both came around and they just started mauling me," he said.
Fieger said the two pit bulls were attacking him for a long time before he was somehow able to make it back though the gate, locking them inside.
"I just looked back at them and it was the most sickening thing, they had my blood just drenched all over their coat."
The two pit bulls shattered bones and ripped off tendons.  Fieger said he needed 700 to 800 stitches and he's not sure he'll ever regain full use of his hands.  He said he's traumatized and as far as he knows the dog's owners aren't cooperating.
13 Action News knocked on the door but all we heard were dogs barking. North Las Vegas police say animal control took the two pit bulls and they are now in quarantine. Animal control is still investigating. So far it's unclear if the owners will face charges.
Fieger said it could be four to six weeks before he learns if he'll regain full use of his hands. He does have a GoFundMe page set up to help while he recovers.



WENDELL, WAKE COUNTY NC - JAMES EDWARD HARRIS, 48, IS FACING DOG FIGHTING AND ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES - NEIGHBORS SAY THE BARKING AND ODOR BECAME SO OBNOXIOUS THAT SOMEONE FINALLY CALLED POLICE - MORE PITS TO BE "REHABILITATED" !!!


A Wendell man is facing felony dog fighting and animal cruelty charges after authorities were initially called to his home to investigate an unusual odor.

Officers with the Wendell Police Department arrested 48-year-old James Edward Harris Tuesday at his home on Old Tavern Road after discovering the odor was coming from several animals.

Neighbors said the barking and the smell coming from the house had become so obnoxious that someone called police.



Investigators found a large number of pit bull dogs in Harris' backyard and inside the house.

Authorities said officers also found numerous items inside the house and on Harris' property that are commonly used to train dogs for fighting.

"What we saw there and the evidence we collected suggested to the investigators and to Wake County Animal Control who really are the experts in handling animal-related matters, that there was training of dogs going on at that residence," Wendell Police Chief Bill Carter said. "Training of dogs to fight."

Wake County Animal Control later seized 14 pit bulls - including puppies - and Harris was charged with 14 counts of felony cruelty to animals and 14 counts of felony dog fighting.

Harris was also charged with driving while his license was revoked.

He was taken to the Wake County Detention Center and placed under a $1,005,000 BOND. 

An investigation remains ongoing.

Neighbors who watched the raid said some of the dogs were in bad shape.

"One of the dogs they brought out they put in a van, it looked pretty bad and they drove it off real quick," neighbor Roger Brantley said. "So I'm assuming they took it to a vet cause it needed some medical attention."

The dogs are being evaluated at the Wake County Animal Shelter and those in need are being provided necessary medical care, according to authorities.

http://abc11.com/1311451/


ALBANY GA - 24 PIT BULLS THAT HAVE BEEN IN THE CARE OF THE ALBANY HUMANE SOCIETY AFTER A SUSPECTED DOG FIGHTING BUST IS NOW IN THE CARE OF THE ASPCA TO BE "REHABILITATED" AND MAYBE PLACED IN NEIGHBORHOODS WITH CHILDREN AND OTHER PETS !!!

WFSB 3 Connecticut
(WALB) -
The A.S.P.C.A. is now caring for 24 dogs, confiscated during a suspected Dougherty County dog fighting bust.
The dogs were seized March 13th when Dougherty County Police raided a reported dog fight.  They've been at the Albany Humane Society ever since,  but today the American Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals took the dogs.

The dogs are headed to an ASPCA rehabilitation center, where they turn fighting dogs into pets.

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One by one the 24 dogs, mostly pit bull mixes, were brought out of the Albany Humane Society And loaded onto the Beagle 2, .the ASPCA's luxury dog transport tractor trailer. The dogs were seized in a March raid on a farm on Hardup Road, after reports of a dogfight going on.  Most of the dogs were locked on chains so large that firefighters had to be called in with their equipment to free them.

But today the dogs showed no signs of aggression as they were loaded up for the ride. ASPCA Warehouse Transport Manager Bryan Hayes said "That's the case with a lot of the fighting dogs.  THEY ARE EASY FOR PEOPLE TO HANDLE.  THEN THE OTHER ANIMALS IS WHERE THE ISSUE IS.  They are easy for people to handle.  Then the other animals is where the issue is. And that's where our behaviorists come in. These dogs were easy for us to handle this morning."

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The Albany Humane Society has cared for the 24 dogs for the last 45 days, putting a strain on their facility. Albany Humane Society Shelter Manager Martina Lane said "Oh, definitely full kennel. Our adoption center is full. I mean we are supposed to have 50 dogs, and we have over 70 in adoption right now."

The location where the dogs is headed is kept secret, but the ASPCA will have behaviorists And care handlers evaluate them, to see if they could one day be placed in homes. "There is great hope that they will have a family. We've seen a lot of dogs from these dog fighting cases end up being just great family dogs," Hayes said.
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The dogs are still evidence in an ongoing investigation by Dougherty County Police, so they can not be adopted out until that case is resolved.  Until then these dogs will be cared for, and protected from any further involvement in dog fighting.
Seven people have been charged in connection with the March 13th reported dog fight.  Four people are facing actual dog fighting charges, while three more are charged with making false statements.

http://www.wfsb.com/story/31821034/confiscated-fighting-dogs-enroute-to-rehab




SAN DIEGO CA - THE 2-YEAR-OLD PIT BULL THAT KILLED A 3-DAY-OLD INFANT IN MIRA MESA LAST WEEK WAS ADOPTED FROM THE HUMANE SOCIETY 6 MONTHS AGO - WHAT WAS THIS DOG'S HISTORY IN THE PREVIOUS 1 1/2 YEARS???


The mauling of a newborn baby is weighing heavily on the group that rescued the dog involved.

The president of the San Diego Humane Society sent a letter to staff and volunteers to address the tragedy, which left a 3-day-old baby dead in Mira Mesa last week.

Humane Society officials said the dog, Polo, underwent temperament testing -- a test all dogs at the shelter go through.

The test is designed to assess the personality of the pet to determine if the pet is good with children or cats and to make sure whoever wants to adopt them are the right ones.

Through the testing, officials said Polo was found to be a family friendly dog, cheerful and full of energy.

News of the mauling stunned Humane Society staff, who said it is out of character.

In a letter to members, staff and volunteers, Humane Society President and CEO Dr. Gary Weitzman said, in part:
"The first question we asked was whether we had seen any signs of aggression in this dog before adopting him out. That answer is no. His records tell of a happy, social dog who enjoyed going on walks and playing with other dogs. He was adopted quickly and greatly loved by his new family.

This horrible accident was one that all of us in animal sheltering dread and not a single one of us could have foreseen. There was not a fragment of aggression seen in this dog before tragedy struck. But tragedy did strike and there was nothing any of us could have done to prevent it. Our hearts go out to this family."
Officials said Polo was adopted about six months ago and underwent more temperament testing. 

Police said the newborn was in bed with the parents and the dog when the child's mother coughed. The dog was apparently startled by the cough and suddenly attacked the baby, police said.

The newborn was pronounced dead at the hospital.

http://www.10news.com/news/humane-society-officials-say-dog-in-mauling-incident-showed-no-signs-of-violence-042716

http://www.dogsbitedecatural.com/2016/04/san-diego-ca-pit-bull-trigger-coughing3.html

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NEWARK NY - "REGGIE" A RESCUED GREYHOUND ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL THAT JUMPED FROM A CAR EARLIER IN APRIL HAS DIED FROM HIS HORRIFIC INJURIES



According to our news partners at the Times of Wayne County, Reggie, the rescued greyhound, suffered deep gashes to both sides of his neck and had the skin on both of his legs taken completely off.
The dog responsible for the attack, named Rocky, was taken by animal control and determined to be a vicious dog and would be put down.
On April 20, someone attempted to free Rocky from its pen at animal control in Newark. The attempted rescue was timed to prevent the animal responsible for a vicious attack from being destroyed.
"Someone tried to take a hammer or some device like that and break the padlock off the door," Chief Chrystler told 13WHAM's Jane Flasch.
Rocky's owner, Vicki Cook, said her dog is being targeted because he's a mixed breed pit bull.
Reggie's owner, Lisa Matthaeus, disagrees.
"IF YOU WANT A DANGEROUS DOG, KEEP IT," SHE SAID.  "IT'S NOT ABOUT DOG BREEDS, IT'S ABOUT KEEPING YOUR AGGRESSIVE OR DANGEROUS DOG UNDER CONTROL 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK." 
Friends of the family set up a GoFundMe page with more information about the dog.