Tuesday, May 31, 2016

CLEARWATER FL - A GRIEVING WIDOW IS HEARTBROKEN AFTER HER NEIGHBOR'S FRANKENMAULER MUTANT PIT PUSHED THROUGH THEIR FENCE AND ATTACKED HER BELOVED YORKIE/BICHON MIX "JAKE"...THEN 6 DAYS LATER THE MONSTER PUSHED INTO HER YARD AGAIN AND SEVERELY MAULED HER SHIH TZU "SHEBA"



(WFLA) – A Clearwater woman wants the dog that attacked her own pups put down. The neighbor’s dog, Tyson, a PIT BULL MIX, escaped his own yard, the woman told 8 On Your Side.
Karyn Lehman-Russo said Tyson brutally attacked her 7-year-old Yorkie-Bichon mix, Jake.
“He pushes this part out,” Lehman-Russo said as she pointed to a part of a neighbor’s fence. “Almost like it was a swinging door. He just pushes it out and comes right through.”
Lehman-Russo said it’s through that fence that Tyson escaped. “He’s strong. I mean, it was like a buffalo coming out at Jake,” she said.
Jake and Lehman-Russo’s other dog, Sheba, were taking a bathroom break when the attack occurred. Lehman-Russo said Sheba, a shih tzu, is also recovering from an attack involving Tyson.  She said that six days earlier Tyson attacked that dog. 
Now Lehman-Russo is scared to go outside. “They’re my children. Especially losing my husband, going through everything I went through with him, they bring so much joy to me,” she said, crying.
She told 8 On Your Side Tyson’s owner offered to pay her soaring vet bills after the first attack and told her they’d find another home for Tyson. “This dog has some screw loose. There’s something wrong up here,” Lehman-Russo said, pointing to her head.
Jake got the worst of it in the second attack. His skin is missing in places, and his internal organs may be damaged. Lehman-Russo has bruises and bite marks herself, which she says are from fending off Tyson.
Lehman-Russo’s friends sent her a get well card for both dogs.
Tyson should be put down, Lehman-Russo said. “I saw evil in that dog’s eyes. I saw anger,” Lehman-Russo said.
8 On Your Side contacted the director of Pinellas County Animal Services. Doug Brightwell said his agency is conducting a “dangerous dog investigation.”
If Tyson is declared dangerous, his owner will have to register him and follow strict guidelines, such as making sure his enclosure is secure.
News Channel 8 tried to talk with Tyson’s owners Tuesday, but nobody answered the door.

CHATSWORTH GA - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL ATTACKED A 77-YEAR-OLD MAN, REX RAY PEEK, WHILE HE WAS STANDING ON A DECK - RIPPING OFF PARTS OF HIS FACE AND NOSE AND BREAKING HIS BACK AS HE FELL OFF THE DECK!!!


http://newschannel9.com/news/local/warning-murray-co-man-attacked-by-dog 



UPDATE:  http://newschannel9.com/news/local/dog-accused-of-attacking-chatsworth-man-returned-to-its-owner

A 77-year-old Murray County man is in the ICU at Erlanger Hospital after the Murray County Animal Shelter says a dog attacked him on Saturday.
The shelter says the unidentified man was on the front deck of a neighbor's house on Lakeview Drive in Chatsworth.The shelter says the neighbor's dog jumped the man, and ripped off parts of his face and nose.
During the attack, the man reportedly fell off the porch and broke his back.
While family members identify the dog as a PIT BULL BREED, NewsChannel 9 has not independently confirmed the breed with Animal Shelter officials.
The dog has since been picked up by the Murray County Animal Shelter and was housed from Saturday to Monday. The animal shelter holds animals for a 10 day period to keep them quarantined to check for rabies.
However, the shelter does allow home quarantine in certain situations like holidays or when the dog has special medicine or dietary needs.
In this case, the shelter says the dog was picked up on Monday in order to continue the rabies quarantine at home. The dog, however, is back in the shelter to continue quarantine.
Once the 10 days of quarantine are up the dog will undergo an evaluation to see if it is fit to return home.
Depend on us for updates on this story as we get them.

PANAMA CITY BEACH FL - LYING NUTTER! ANYBODY FOLLOWING THESE ATTACKS FOR VERY LONG SAW THROUGH THIS ONE!!! THE 4-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS NOT MAULED BY A STRAY DOG BUT TAKEN TO PLAY WITH PUPPIES AT A BACKYARD BREEDERS AND THE "MOMMA MAULER" ATTACKED HIM!!!

Benjamin Brown.

UPDATE:  http://www.wjhg.com/content/news/Pitbull-that-attacks-young-child-is-euthanised-382537961.html


RELATED STORY:  http://www.dogsbitedecatural.com/2016/05/panama-city-beach-fl-family-is-asking.html 


PANAMA CITY BEACH — The man with a 4-year-old who was attacked by a dog last week allegedly didn’t tell law enforcement the whole story and has been arrested, police reported.
Benjamin “Max” Brown has been charged with perjury and child neglect, according to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office. Police say he lied, withheld information that would have helped them find the dog and failed to call 911 and bring the child, Avery Farmer, directly to a hospital.
When Avery was bitten on Thursday, Brown told police a “stray black pit bull” had randomly attacked the child from behind on Allison Avenue in Panama City Beach. Avery spent the weekend in the hospital to treat cuts on his face and arms. Based on Brown’s information officials looked around Allison Avenue for the dog.
However, on Monday, Avery was released from the hospital and he reportedly told his father, Cody Farmer, it wasn't a stray dog that bit him.  Avery told his dad he had been "playing with puppies" when attacked, according to a BCSO press release.
That led police to question Brown a second time.
“After speaking again with Brown, investigators now believe he picked the child up from his father on May 26 as Brown originally stated,” A BCSO press release said. “However, instead of going to a garage sale, they believe Brown went to visit a friend on Allison Avenue. The friend owns several large dogs and one had a litter of puppies. The child was playing with the puppies when the mother dog attacked the child."

In addition, police learned that after Avery was bit, Brown allegedly drove to Southport, passing a hospital along the way, to bring the child to his mother first.
Animal control has now been notified of the location of the dog, according to the release. Avery’s father said the dog should be put down.
“I’m an animal lover, but it’s a 4-year-old kid,” Farmer said. “There’s no doubt in my mind that when they find it I will demand it be put down.”
Because it took days to locate the dog, Avery has started a series of rabies shots. He will need to get three more shots over the next few weeks, according to Farmer.
For the most part, Avery seems back to his old self, Farmer said.
“He’s okay. He’s been playing,” Farmer said. “I’m watching him carefully.”

http://www.newsherald.com/news/20160531/man-charged-in-connection-with-dog-attack-on-4-year-old 


DALLAS TX - A DOG CAME OUT OF NOWHERE AND ATTACKED A 13-YEAR-OLD BOY PLAYING WITH FRIENDS OUTSIDE HIS HOME


"When I was fighting the dog, I felt like I was in a dream."
For 13-year-old Jesus Galvan, Memorial Day turned into a real-life nightmare. He was viciously attacked by his neighbor's white BULL TERRIER.
"I was like, "Help! Help!' I was screaming and nobody helped me. They were just watching," he told NewsFix.
Jesus says the attack lasted several minutes until Dallas PD arrived and used a taser on the dog so Jesus could escape.
But once he was finally rescued, the dog was dead and had already done its damage.

"I can't walk," Jesus said. "Probably in a month I'll be able to walk again."
Cops say the dog escaped from the yard while its owner was out of town. The owner's brother was supposed to be watching the pet. He's now charged with "dog at large" and there could be more charges.
This is yet another vicious attack the city is dealing with. Just last month, a pack of loose dogs mauled Antoinette Brown to death in South Dallas. The tragedy put a spotlight on the city's growing stray dog issue.
Although Jesus' mom says she's thankful her son's attack didn't turn deadly, there's still fear.
"He's still scared," Jesus' mom said. "Last night, he slept for a while but he was having nightmares."
Yeah, as we head into the dog days of summer, seems like the heat isn't the only thing we need to be worried about.

http://cw33.com/2016/05/31/nobody-helped-me-dallas-boy-describes-vicious-dog-attack/

PHILADELPHIA PA - SEVERAL PIT BULLS WERE RUNNING LOOSE AND ONE BIT A 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN THE FACE - POLICE SHOT AND KILLED AT LEAST ONE DOG


UPDATE...THERE WERE 4 DOGS:  http://www.philly.com/philly/news/381339571.html


UPDATE: http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/police-shoot-kill-pit-bull-after-several-attack--year/article_96aea720-7702-586a-8020-a7b9a9667532.html                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
 A dog was shot and killed after it bit a young girl and then lunged at police officers in Philadelphia late Monday afternoon, according to officials.

Police responded to a report of a person screaming on 10th and Ontario streets at 4:45 p.m. When they arrived they were met by family members of a 4-year-old girl. They told police a dog bit her in the face and then ran to the 1000 block of Thayer Street.

"When police went to investigate they found the dog," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small. 

 "It was a large PIT BULL.  The dog then rushed towards the officers. That's when both officers discharged their weapons, striking the dog."

The dog died from its injuries. Police say the 4-year-old girl was treated by medics at the scene and did not have to go to the hospital.

"She had some scratches to her face from being bit by the dog," Small said. "But the child is okay."
No police officers or any other civilians were injured during the incident.

Police say the dog did not have a leash and was running loose in the neighborhood at the time. They are currently interviewing the dog's owner. They have not yet determined whether any charges will be filed.




Monday, May 30, 2016

PIT BULLS - HOW DOES DOG BITE LAWYER KENNETH M. PHILLIPS FEEL ABOUT PIT BULLS?





                                              Santa Cruz County Anti-Pit Bull Coalition




GRAND RAPIDS MI - 2 ROTTWEILERS ATTACKED A 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL AS SHE WAS PLAYING IN A NEIGHBOR'S YARD


(WOOD) — A 5-year-old girl has been temporarily confined to a wheelchair after being attacked by TWO ROTTWEILERS  on Grand Rapids’ southwest side earlier this month.
It happened on May 15 on Liberty Street near Century Avenue SW. Sisters Shanell, 5, and Shamari, 7, were playing in the neighbor’s yard when the neighbor’s Rottweiler bit Shanell’s leg and pulled her under the fence. The other dog latched onto her head.
Shamari heard her sister’s screams and ran for help.
“The way that they were playing with her and dragging her looked like she was going to rip her apart,” Shamari said. “Like when you cut something that’s big, that’s how it looked like they were going to rip her apart.”
“She kept saying, ‘Mom, I don’t want to die, Mom, I don’t want to die. I’m going to die,'” Shanell’s mother, Shanice Brewer, recalled.
Two weeks later, Shanell is still hurting. She can barely walk, so she’s using a wheelchair for now. She doesn’t remember much about what happened.
“I only saw the teeth were so big,” she said.
Kent County Animal Control was called and the dogs were taken for 10 days. The animals were then released back to their owners because there was no permanent injury or prior incidents. The owners were ordered to keep the dogs in cages inside the fence and muzzle and leash them if they were let out.
“Why weren’t they put to sleep? I don’t understand it. How are their lives more important than my daughter? She could be dead. If it were not for her sister, she would be dead right now,” Brewer said.
One of the dogs escaped Sunday, after which Animal Control seized both of them. They’ll decide what to do on Tuesday.
The Grand Rapids Police Department said it’s not yet determined whether anyone will be charged.
Shanell has months of rehab ahead of her. The family needs help paying for hospital bills. If you want to help, you can donate at her GoFundMe account.

http://woodtv.com/2016/05/29/5-year-old-attacked-by-dogs-the-teeth-were-so-big/


CROYDON, VICTORIA AU - A DOG DESCRIBED AS A "TERRIER" OR POSSIBLY A "BULL TERRIER" RAN ONTO THE RACETRACK AND ATTACKED A HORSE BEING TRAINED



A TRAINER whose horse was mauled by a dog at a Croydon racetrack says dreams of a professional racing career have been put on hold indefinitely.  Janet Dunn said her horse Tina, 3, was training at Croydon Light Harness Club at Eastfield Park on Friday morning when the dog ran onto the track and attacked it.The dog bit Tina on the chest and pulled off a large chunk of skin, which will take weeks to heal.

“The dog was running along the fence line on Eastfield Rd and all of a sudden entered the track via the gate,” Ms Dunn said.  “It all happened pretty quickly and we think it was a terrier but don't know if it was a  BULL TERRIER or not."  

The dog was wearing a half muzzle and was picked up by a man on a bike, who claimed not to be its owner.  Ms Dunn said she was training Tina to run professionally but it was unclear if she would race at all. 

“We had another incident 18 months ago where she ripped her knee open and this has added to that,” Ms Dunn said. “Horses can be spooked easily and we will have to wait and see how she reacts to things when she’s fully recovered.”

Ms Dunn said she had contacted police, who had referred her to Maroondah Council.

“The biggest worry is if a dog can do this to a horse, what would it do to a child or even an adult?”  she said. “I would like to see patrols increased in the area and I’d also like the dog owner to take some responsibility for having their dog off the lead — they need to accept they have a dangerous dog and do something before something happens to someone else.”

Maroondah Council Mayor Natalie Thomas said council officers were investigating the complaint and would determine what action would be taken.  Cr Thomas said 15 non serious dog attack infringements were issued last year, and three this year. The council also successfully prosecuted two people for serious dog attacks last year.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/outer-east/owner-wants-answers-after-her-racehorse-was-mauled-by-dog-while-training-at-eastfield-park-in-croydon/news-story/0a268a39d69980e551b16a35bc425a75#load-story-comments


GREENVILLE TX - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A WOMAN BREAKING HER ARM AND BITING HER OVER HER ENTIRE BODY



"Please pray for my Sister Dosky Allard. Just one picture of her wounds from pitbull attack. Her whole body has bites. She just came out of 3 hour surgery. They cleaned wounds put pins in arm from where dog broke bones."


https://www.facebook.com/Pitbull-Attacks-Most-Dont-Make-the-News-958939070850101/




Sunday, May 29, 2016

NOWRA, NEW SOUTH WALES AU - A BULL ARAB DOG ATTACKED A 2-YEAR-OLD BOY CAUSING INJURIES TO HIS HEAD, CHEST, BACK AND LEGS


A  BULL ARAB  is believed to have attacked a two-year-old boy in Nowra. 
A two-year-old boy is in hospital after he was attacked by a dog on the NSW South Coast.

The boy suffered injuries to his head, chest, back and legs when he was bitten by a bull Arab in the front yard of a home on Quickmatch Street, Nowra, about 4pm on Sunday.

The boy was taken to Shoalhaven Hospital where he was in a stable condition, but a NSW Health spokesperson confirmed he was being transferred to Westmead Hospital on Monday morning.

Mike Jarman from the Shoalhaven City Council Rangers told AAP the dog had been taken to the RSPCA's Shoalhaven shelter.

It is understood the dog's owners are known to rangers, which they are working to confirm through a microchip scan.

"At the moment the dog is too unsettled and too aggressive to get near it to see if it's registered to the owners," Mr Jarman said, adding that rangers did not have the power to put the dog down without the owners' permission.

Jayden's mother Melissa Laynes desperately tried to pry the dog's jaws open after he latched on to her son

The attack is not the first on a child in NSW this year.

In January, a seven-year-old boy suffered leg and facial injuries after he was mauled by a bull mastiff at a home in Leppington, in Sydney's south-west.

In February, a bull Arab-great Dane cross bit off part of a five-year-old girl's nose in the front yard of a home in Pendle Hill, in Sydney's west.

The bull Arab was originally developed in Australia in the 1970s by crossing a bull terrier with a German short haired pointer and a greyhound.

On its website, the Australian Bull Arab Registry says the bull Arab is a "tough, active dog" that "needs to have the endurance and speed to be able to hunt and find but still the strength to control a wild boar".





The Bull Arab was originally developed in Australia by a breeder named Mike Hodgens in the 1970s by crossing a Bull Terrier with a German Shorthaired Pointer and a Greyhound. The dog was 50% Bull Terrier. Later, the Bloodhound and English Pointer were added in and some bloodlines have also added in Mastiff.







TIPTON, WEST MIDLANDS ENGLAND - MARGARET LANGFORD, 82, CAME OUT OF HER HOME TO CHECK ON A NEIGHBOR AND WAS KNOCKED DOWN AND MAULED BY 2 ROTTWEILERS

Margaret Langford, 82 in hospital

A pensioner has told how she thought she would die after she was mauled by TWO ROTTWEILERS  just yards from her home.
Margaret Langford, 82, described how she had just stepped out of her front door to visit a friend when she was bowled over by the dogs as they “took turns” to rip chunks out of her.
The savage attack in Tipton, West Midlands, only ended when a concerned neighbour heard Margaret’s screams for help and helped carry her back to her house to her devastated husband Jack, 88.
Margaret was taken to Russells Hall Hospital on Wednesday 18 May where she spent five days recovering from eight dog bites, but has been unable to sleep since the attack.  Now, despite walking the same route from her house for the last 60 years, Margaret has been left too anxious to walk the street alone and claimed that she can still see the dogs that attacked her when she closes her eyes.
The dogs, which she described as brown and snarling, are currently being housed in secure kennels.
And, while Margaret described herself as a dog lover, having owned her own dog for 11 years, she has been left in fear of them as a result of the incident.
Margaret said: “I thought that the end had come and this was it for me. I kept thinking that I was going to die.
“I was only 20 yards down the road from my home where I have lived for 60 years with my husband, on the way to visit a friend whose husband had recently died.
“The first thing that I heard was a loud growling as I walked past a house in my street. I was on the floor in seconds having been bowled over by the two dogs.
“The coat I was wearing at the time was absolutely shredded and it felt like they were taking it in turns to bite me.
“All I could do was keep screaming and I tried to drag myself towards a nearby wall to try and get upright.
“A neighbour’s granddaughter had been doing her hair in her bedroom when she noticed the attack and my screams - somebody came out to help and the dogs vanished.
“It felt like I was being repeatedly stabbed. By the end of the attack I could not remember where I had been bitten because there had been so many. There was a huge amount of blood.“When I was found I was draped over a nearby wall, screaming for help. I had to be carried back to my house where my husband and neighbour tried to stop the bleeding and called an ambulance.”
The dogs are believed to belong to a neighbour but no one has yet been charged in connection with the attack.  Margaret’s grandson, Jack Langford, 24, claimed that his grandmother had been left emotionally traumatised by the attack and feared returning to the area where she has raised her family.
Jack said: “Nan is still incredibly active for her age and likes to go out and meet friends and do her own shopping. One of the first things she said in hospital was God forbid if it was a child that it happened to as who knows if they would have survived.
“We are a close family and I don’t live that far away. My dad Neil, my brother and I look after her.
"We are also staying with granddad following the incident. The police have assured us that an ongoing investigation is now taking place and we will be kept informed.
“Luckily the dogs have been seized too. You just don’t expect something like this to happen.”
A spokesperson for West Midlands said: “An 82 year-old woman has now been discharged from hospital and the dogs have been seized and taken to secure kennels while the investigation continues.”



SAN ANTONIO TX - A PIT BULL CAME INTO A YARD AND RIPPED A BELOVED CAT TO PIECES




A Stone Oak family is seeking answers after they say a PIT BULL viciously attacked their cat, killing him in the front yard.
"Basically, nothing has happened, nothing has happened to prevent another attack," said Scott Flagg, who owns the cat that died Wednesday evening.
The Flaggs' calls to 3-1-1 and Animal Care Services have not sparked an investigation. The Flaggs filled out an animal bite report, but ACS told News 4 that's not the correct form.
Jessica Travis, ACS field supervisor, said the couple needs to launch a dangerous dog investigation.
"The best way to get that started is to come down to ACS, fill out your affidavit, your sworn statement, and we'll get an investigation started," Travis said.
In the meantime, Courtney Flagg says she's keeping her kids from playing outside.
"HONESTLY, ALL IT TAKES IS A SECOND FOR AN ANIMAL LIKE THAT TO START COMING TOWARD YOUR CHILDREN, AND THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO STOP IT."

NIAGARA FALLS NY - A PIT BULL "SOMEHOW" ESCAPED ITS YARD AND ATTACKED A WOMAN AND HER PET DOG

NIAGARA FALLS – A city man was charged after his 2-year-old PIT BULL  escaped from his yard and attacked a woman and her dog about 9 a.m. Saturday in the 2200 block of Linwood Avenue, police reported.
The victim, a 53-year-old Albany resident, told police the dog charged out of the yard and attacked her dog, biting it on an ear, and when she attempted to grab the pit bull’s collar, she was bitten on the left hand. Police said the woman was not seriously injured.
A bystander managed to get the dog under control, police said.
Michael P. Warwick, 45, was charged with violating city ordinances on dog licensing and dogs at large. The city’s dog warden also is investigating, police said.

VICTORVILLE CA - A 35-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS INJURED ON BOTH ARMS AFTER BEING ATTACKED IN A HOME BY A PIT BULL DOG THAT REFUSED TO RELEASE

Woman injured after Pit Bull dog attacked.

(photo by Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)
(VVNG.com):  A 35-year-old woman was injured as a result of a dog bite to both arms on Friday evening. 
At around 5:55 p.m. the San Bernardino County Fire Department, Victorville Station Deputies, AMR and Animal Control were dispatched to the report of a dog bite on the 14500 block of Crossing trail near Jockey Lane. 

Per scanner traffic, the reporting party told dispatchers, that a woman at the residence had been bitten on both arms by a PIT BULL DOG  that would not release. 

Authorities said that as the dog was contained in the backyard of the home he continued to lunge toward those containing him in an aggressive manner. 

It is unclear what may have led to the attack at this time. The woman was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor to moderate injuries. Animal Control was called to the location to take the dog for a 10-day quarantine. 

Friday, May 27, 2016

PANAMA CITY BEACH FL - A FAMILY IS ASKING FOR HELP IN FINDING A VERY LARGE BLACK PIT BULL MIX THAT ATTACKED THEIR 4-YEAR-OLD BOY AT A YARD SALE

Avery Farmer, 4, is recovering at a local hospital after he was bitten in the face and arms by a dog Thursday on Allison Avenue in Panama City Beach.





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A four-year-old boy is in the hospital Friday night recovering from hours of surgery required after a dog attack.
The incident happened Thursday night in Panama City Beach.
Avery has bite marks and gashes all over his body, but his father, Cody said he's a tough kid who didn't even start crying until he got to the hospital. 

Now that Avery's out of surgery and beginning to heal, Cody just wants to locate the dog that attacked his son.
"Oh it was horrifying. I couldn't do anything but jump on my bike and get here as soon as I could," said Cody Farmer.
Bay County Sheriff's Deputies said Avery and his mother's boyfriend were leaving a yard sale on Allison Avenue in Panama City Beach Thursday evening when a dog approached the four-year-old and attacked.


"His step father was there, thank God, pulled the dog off," said Farmer.
The family took Avery to Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center where he underwent surgery.
"All the tissue inside all his cuts were still alive so they were able to just pretty much cut just a little bit then just sew him back together," said Farmer.


Cody is happy his son is recovering well, but fears Avery has even more pain ahead if authorities can't find the dog.
"He's going to have to go through 12 rabies shots. One a day and, you know, they're all over," said Farmer.
Bay County Animal Control is aware of the attack and is searching for the dog with help from the community.
"I have a lot of friends and family that are out looking right now. I drove around myself for a couple hours around the neighborhood. I haven't been able to spot the dog. Our biggest fear is that somebody has the dog inside somewhere," said Farmer.
If that is the case, this father is asking for help.
"I would love for that dog owner to come forward, you know, so we can, at bare minimum, test the dog and find out if it has rabies and then we would have to go from there because I don't think a dog should be attacking anybody, let alone a little four-year-old kid," said Farmer.
The police incident report says the dog was described as A VERY LARGE BLACK PIT BULL MIX.  If you have any information about this dog you are asked to call Bay County Animal Control at 767-3333.
As for Avery, he will be in the hospital for a few more days, but he doesn't have to go through anymore surgeries. His father says they will start the rabies shots Saturday if the dog is not found.

http://www.mypanhandle.com/news/four-year-old-recovering-from-dog-attack-authorities-are-looking-for-dog