Thursday, June 30, 2016

EL PASO TX - A FAMILY MOURNS THEIR BELOVED DACHSHUND "KANDI" THAT WAS RIPPED OUT OF THEIR ARMS AND MAULED TO DEATH BY 2 PIT BULLS



"At 1130 last night - about 2 hours ago, our baby, Kandi - was mauled and killed by an unrestrained pit bull as she was trying to go to the bathroom just outside our front door. Senseless irresponsibility. Shirley and I are feeling too many emotions right now. We loved her like she was our child - and we just can't believe she is gone."

"I am basically learning that there are virtually no laws against somebody's pitbull ripping my dog to shreds. You might say to yourself ... this can't be right - but sadly it is. I am slowly finding out that from every single angle ... very little can be done about this. It's as if Kandi's life didn't matter. It's as if the anguish, heartbreak, and all of the other emotional results of this situation don't matter either.
I'm not one to sit back quietly, My dog was 10 years old, diabetic, blind, and half asleep at the time she was ripped out of Shirley's arms and shook to death inside the mouth of that monster - right in front of us. There were 2 pitbulls involved in this attack - neither was on a leash - neither was restrained or able to be restrained by its owner. This was an unprovoked attack by a vicious animal.
To the people that want to defend the pitbull breed - you can kiss both sides of my ass. I was the one that washed Kandi's blood out of Shirley's hair. I was driving that car as she gasped and gurgled and took her last breath as I sped at 90 mph down the interstate, desperately trying to get to the animal emergency hospital. It was me that had to sit there for 2 hours waiting on Animal Control as my mangled, dead dog laid there dead wrapped up in a towel. So save your defenses of the breed for someone that hasn't been through this - the defense of this breed and the hopeless puppy stories you see about them on TV is all bullshit. If you feel that strongly enough about - unfriend me and F.O. You are not living this nightmare, and that disqualifies anything you say anyway."

https://www.facebook.com/kandi.bagofdouche


DERRY TOWNSHIP PA - A MAN SET ONE OF HIS PIT BULLS ON TROOPERS THAT WERE TRYING TO TAKE HIM INTO CUSTODY



A Derry Township man is facing charges after he set one of his  PIT BULLS  on three troopers, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
The troopers were at the home of James Bowman on Thursday to take the 54-year-old into custody on a felony arrest warrant issued by the Derry Borough Police Department.
Police said that while the troopers attempted to make the arrest, Bowman instructed one of his pit bulls to attack them. The dog bit an elbow of one of the troopers.
A second pit bull charged at each of the troopers as they tried to detain Bowman, police said.
Bowman is charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and resisting 
http://www.wpxi.com/news/man-tells-pit-bull-to-attack-troopers-in-derry-township-one-bitten/363213408


CHARLOTTE NC - AFTER RITA HORTON'S SMALL DOG WAS ATTACKED AT FRAZIER PARK, SHE SAYS: "PIT BULLS DO NOT BELONG IN DOG PARKS...NO MATTER HOW YOU RAISE THEM THEY HAVE THAT KILLER INSTINCT"


 A 14-pound puppy was allegedly attacked by a PIT BULL and now the owner is calling to ban pit bulls from dog parks in Charlotte.
The latest alleged incident isn’t the first pit bull dog attack at Frazier Park — two are currently being investigated.
“She was just 14 pounds, a puppy; she didn’t know to be afraid,” said Rita Horton.
Sophie didn't stand a chance alone. It was the heroic act of a stranger who jumped in and separated the dogs.
“She would’ve ripped her throat out – I felt helpless,” Horton said.
Now with extensive surgery including a rewired jaw, and a dog owner who was forced to get rabies shots as a precaution, the owner has this message
“Pit bulls do not belong in dog parks ... no matter how you raise them they have that killer instinct.”
Katie Lavans, who was with her own beloved pitbull at the park Friday, said, “It’s terrible for us as pit owners. Any time an attack happens I feel defensive. I see how people look at him, he looks intimidating but he is not. It breaks my heart when that happens — that becomes representative of the entire breed and that isn't fair.”
She adds though, a dog attack of any kind is alarming and something to be cautious about at dog parks.
The pit bull that attacked Sophie is described as a female, solid gray with a pink harness. In the other alleged attack at the park, that dog is described as a medium sized, brown pit bull.
Call (704) 336-4422 to speak with an Animal Care & Control Supervisor if you have any helpful information.

http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/dog-owner-says-pit-bulls-dont-belong-in-dog-parks/230733737





MELROSE MA - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A GOLDENDOODLE AT THE DOG PARK - MULTIPLE PEOPLE TRIED TO KICK AND PULL THE PIT OFF - ONE MAN FINALLY SHOVED A STICK UP THE PIT BULL'S REAR !!!

 Melrose Dog Park.
A PIT BULL and a Goldendoodle were in an altercation on Sunday at the off-leash Melrose Dog Park, resulting in three bite wounds around the Goldendoodle’s right ear and eye.
Just after noon at the East Knoll on Lynn Fells Parkway, the pit bull confronted the 
Goldendoodle and the latter sustained non-life threatening injuries.
One of the Goldendoodle’s owners was nipped on the finger trying to break up the fight.
“Obviously, it was very disturbing to hear about,” said Melrose Dog Society president Grant Barton. “We are glad that a lot of the park attendees did intervene when they saw the dogs acting aggressively.”
According to one of the Goldendoodle’s owners, who is a Melrose resident, multiple people began kicking the pit bull as it held the Goldendoodle by the ear, and one man ultimately shoved a stick up the pit bull’s rear to get it to stop.
The pit bull’s owners, Rob and Danielle Ferraro of Reading, said their dog was injured as a result and was taken to a veterinarian.
Melrose Police received a call about the incident at 12:28 p.m. and arrived at the park after the incident had concluded.
“We’re all lucky this didn’t turn out differently,” said the Melrose owner, who was at the park with her husband and their 3-year-old son. “I don’t want this to get blown out of proportion, but I am thankful and I feel blessed that our dog is not injured any more than she is.”
Animal Control Officer Coral Hope reached out Monday to the Animal Control Officer in Reading, who said the pit bull had been placed under a 10-day quarantine.
Barton said he had spoken with the Melrose owners but also hoped to hear the Reading owners’ perspective. The Melrose Dog Society plans to discuss the incident further with Hope before determining whether to ban the pit bull, conditionally or permanently, from the park.
“Most likely, this dog won’t be allowed back in the dog park,” Hope said. “There’s really not more we can do besides that.”
The Melrose owner stressed that, while she does not wish ill on the pit bull or its owners, the owners should be held accountable for their dog’s actions.
“We all have a responsibility when we’re using the dog park,” she said. “If you know that your dog is aggressive, the dog should not be in a dog park. Know your dog, use good judgment. That’s the bottom line.”

http://melrose.wickedlocal.com/news/20160627/dog-injured-in-incident-at-knoll-park#loadComment 


ALLENTON, DERBY ENGLAND - A STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER ATTACKED STUART BRIGGS' LAB AND WHEN HE TRIED TO PRY THE PIT OFF IT CHOMPED OFF HIS RIGHT INDEX FINGER

Stuart Briggs with his dog Rex who he was protecting when his finger was bitten off
A dad-of-one who had his finger ripped off by an out-of-control STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER  has blasted the owner's compensation deal of £10 a fortnight as a 'joke'.
The terrier's owner has been ordered to pay Stuart Briggs, from Allenton, Derbs, £5,000 compensation - but at the rate of just a tenner every two weeks - meaning it will take more than 20 YEARS for Stuart to receive the full sum.
Stuart, who has been left with just half an index finger on his right hand, suffers constant pain since the vicious attack last November when he was protecting his three-year-old black Labrador Rex.
Right-handed Stuart, 43, said: "I don't feel like justice has been done. It's a joke.
"I'm disgusted with what's happened - I'll have to wait 20 years to get the full amount of compensation.
I thought the court would hand over the full amount to me, but I've been told that's not the case."
The dog sunk its teeth into cleaner Stuart when he tried to prise its jaws off his screaming pet's back and it was only when he let go of the terrier that he realised his finger had been ripped off.
Stuart Briggss finger after the attack
Stuart's 20-year-old son Callum offered to go on the gruesome hunt and find the severed finger.
At the hospital doctors told a gutted Stuart that they couldn't re-attach it.
DIY fanatic Stuart said: "It looked like it had been through a shredder and there was nothing they could do.
"I'm now in constant pain and can't do the things I used to do.
"It feels like I'm getting electric shocks in my hand 24/7, my hand is still swollen and I get phantom pains in my finger.
Stuart Briggss finger after the attack
"I couldn't work for about two months after the attack and still dream about it.
"I can't even look at a Staffie anymore without shaking but I'm hoping that through hypnotherapy I can get over the trauma of what happened.
Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court heard it was the third time the bull terrier had been involved in an 'incident' and has since been put down.
Its owner, Balkar Bath, 25, of Osmaston Road, Derby, appeared at court and admitted being the owner of a dog which was dangerously out of control.
He has been ordered to pay the sum and is banned from having a dog for five years.



FREDERICKSBURG VA - RESPONSIBLE PIT BULL OWNER AND PIT BREEDER WHO ALREADY FACES DRUG CHARGES WAS CONVICTED OF NUISANCE ANIMAL CHARGES FOR HER PIT BULL ATTACKING A WOMAN WALKING WITH HER DOG IN MAY - ANOTHER OF HER PITS WAS DECLARED DANGEROUS AFTER ATTACKING A WOMAN WALKING HER GOLDEN IN DECEMBER









A Fredericksburg woman was convicted Tuesday of a charge stemming from a dog attack in May.

The nuisance animal conviction, in General District Court, isn’t the only run-in Valorie Katherine Bachar has had with the law. Bachar, 32, already has been convicted of owning a “dangerous dog” and faces a felony drug charge as well, according to Fredericksburg court records.

On Tuesday, Bachar was fined $100 (she also had to pay $94 in court costs) for the May 17 attack in the 1100 block of Kenmore Avenue, where Bachar lives with her father, who had his charge in the attack dropped.

Along with the fine, Bachar has to remove the dog from the city within 30 days.

A woman who lives in the area was walking her small terrier when a PIT BULL  at the house where Bachar lives got out of a garage and attacked the woman and her dog.

The woman suffered a head injury when the pit bull knocked her over. The woman’s dog survived, but had to get stitches.

One of Bachar’s pit bulls had already been declared a dangerous dog for an attack on another woman and her dog in December.

In that attack case, the woman was walking her golden retriever along Kenmore Avenue when two pit bulls pushed open the glass front door of Bachar’s home and attacked, according to Fredericksburg Circuit Courtrecords. One of the pit bulls bit the retriever on the neck and bit the woman when she intervened.

After an April hearing in circuit court, that dog, a “brindle” pit bull named Buddy, was declared to be dangerous. The finding requires Bachar to register the dog in Virginia’s Dangerous Dog Registry, put a dangerous dog tag on the dog’s collar; post warning signs on the property; get $100,000 liability insurance; and keep the dog on a leash and muzzled when out of the house.

No Fredericksburg dogs were listed in the registry as of Tuesday.

Bachar also faces possession of heroin and paraphernalia charges in an unrelated case, for which she is scheduled for a July 13 trial in circuit court.



 GREAT COMMENT !!!


Randy Lea
"........Virginia’s Dangerous Dog Registry, put a dangerous dog tag on the dog’s collar; post warning signs on the property; get $100,000 in liability insurance; and keep the dog on a leash and muzzled when out of the house." I challenge ANYONE out there to provide a good reason why anyone should even be allowed to own a dog that requires these types of restrictions. Oh, but wait. The $100,000 liability insurance will bring back the person who this dog finally attacks and kills. Silly me........



BLANKETS FOR CHILDREN SURVIVORS OF DOG ATTACKS - JETZABE CELEBRATES HAPPY SURVIVOR DAY #2



Please give my six year old granddaughter Jetzabé a big hooray 😊 Today she celebrates Happy Survivor day #2. Many surgeries, more to come, many prayers and God always there. Scars can only be scars on living people, right? She is alive!!!! AMEN


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HEBDEN BRIDGE ENGLAND - A STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER ATTACKED A 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN THE FACE AS SHE WAS STANDING IN A FOOD LINE IN CALDER HOMES PARK - THE PIT OWNERS TOOK THEIR PIT AND FLED

Five-year-old Nieve, from Clayton, was attacked by a Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog in Hebden Bridge

THE father of a five-year-old girl who was bitten on the face by a dog has branded the irresponsible dog owners 'cowards'.
Nieve, from Clayton, was standing in a queue at a food stall at an event in Calder Homes Park, in Hebden Bridge, on Sunday just before 3pm.
She was holding her grandmother's hand when a Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog, which was on a lead, jumped up at her. It bit her on the face, tearing her lower eye lid and destroying her tear duct. It also bit her on the leg.
Her father, Chris, who did not want to give his surname, said his mother immediately picked his daughter up with blood streaming from her face, but the two men who were with the dog just ran off.
"It was a cowardly thing on their part, to run off when they knew their dog had attacked a child. I don't have any problem with dogs. We have a Staffie of our own. We've had him for seven years and he has never been aggressive. It's not the dogs, it's the owners. They should come forward and hold their hands up and say they are sorry."
Nieve was taken to Calderdale Royal Hospital and a specialist eye surgeon was brought in to repair the damage to her eye.
"The reconstruction to her eyelid looks great but they won't know if the repair to her tear duct will work for another couple of months. If not it will mean her eye will water a lot and she will have to be on medication all her life. Hopefully it has worked," he said.
"Nieve is being very good about it and is home again and playing happily. She's young enough to get over it and hopefully there will be very little scarring. I just want this dog to be found before it attacks another child. Nieve's injuries could have been a lot worse. She could have lost an eye. The next child may not be as lucky."
West Yorkshire Police confirmed they were looking for two men who were seen with a ginger/brown and white Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog. The two men with it are described as white, in their 50s, broad built with glasses. One was described as bald or with very short hair and was wearing a black or navy and white horizontal striped shirt
PCSO Gareth Helliwell said: "The two men with the dog have apparently left the area without checking on the girl's welfare or leaving any details. We need to identify these two men and would urge anyone with information about who they are, or indeed the men themselves, to ring Valley North NPT on 101.


TAUNTON, SOMERSET ENGLAND - A STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER ATTACKED A 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN A PLAY AREA NEAR HER HOME - THE NUTTER TOOK HIS PIT AND FLED WITHOUT SHOWING ANY CONCERN FOR THE CHILD

Five-year-old girl attacked by dog in Taunton
Five-year-old girl attacked by dog in Taunton

A FIVE-YEAR-OLD girl was attacked by a dog while she was playing at the play area in Rowan Drive on Saturday (June 27).
The girl was on the zip wire seat when a  STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER  jumped up and bit her stomach and wrist. 
It caused a minor wound and the dog ran back to its owner when called. 
The owner, described as a 30-year-old white man, about 5ft 8 with a bald head with very bad eczema on his arms then walked off without any concern for the child.
The dog is brown with black stripes and was wearing a red collar. It wasn’t seen to have been muzzled or on a lead at any point.
If you are the owner, or know who he is, call 101 quoting crime reference 69302/15 and ask to speak to PC 4738 Rachel Hobbs.
Alternatively, you can pass on any information in confidence to Crimestoppers on 0800-555111 or via their website.



HERMISTON OR - AN UNIDENTIFIED BREED OF DOG ATTACKED A 59-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WALKING ON A PATH CAUSING AN ARM INJURY


HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a dog attacked a 59-year-old Hermiston woman who was walking on a path.
Sgt. Joshua Roberts of the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office says the woman was taken to the hospital Tuesday for treatment of an arm injury.
The East Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/mC0qm3 ) that the owner of the dog was cited and the animal must be quarantined for the next ten days. The case has been referred to the district attorney.


GALLIPOLIS OH - ACCORDING TO CITY CODE IT IS UNLAWFUL TO OWN, POSSESS, KEEP, EXERCISE CONTROL OVER, MAINTAIN, HARBOR, TRANSPORT, OR SELL ANY PIT BULL DOG WITHIN THE CITY

GALLIPOLIS — A Gallipolis man on Chillicothe Road pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of owning a dangerous and vicious dog in accordance with municipality law.
Jeremy Collins, 38, appeared in Gallipolis Municipal Court and pleaded not guilty to police claims that he possessed a pit bull within the city limits after officers arrived at his house June 23.
According to Gallipolis City Code 505.14, “It is unlawful to own, possess, keep, exercise control over, maintain, harbor, transport, or sell any pit bull dog within the City.”
The ordinance then goes on to explain that it recognizes pit bulls as any dog categorized as an American pit bull terrier, bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier or American Staffordshire terrier. The ordinance also lists “any mixed breed of dog which contains as an element of its breeding” with the previous dogs listed as also being banned from within the city limits.
According to police reports, officers were dispatched to Collins’ residence after receiving complaints of three dogs allegedly living at the home. While approaching the home, a man was exiting the building. An officer reported seeing “what appeared to be a pit bull in the living room area of the residence.”
Reportedly, Collins met with the officer on the porch and was told about the complaint in regards to the dogs at his home. Collins allegedly responded that he did not have three dogs and said he only owned one dog the officer had observed on his approach. Two other dogs had been at the house but were picked up by their owner a few days before.
The officer then cited Collins with a first-degree misdemeanor in regard to regard to the presence of the animal and served with a court summons. Collins was reportedly advised to relocate the dog. Police reports say Collins had been given a warning for a similar offense in January 2015.
Gallipolis’ pit bull ordinance has often been regarded as an answer to a pit bull attack in January 2009. A 13-year-old girl entered a home of friends when the owners were not present. The girl suffered bites to her arm. The city enacted the ordinance shortly thereafter.
A man who lived in Gallipolis at the time approached the city commission last September under a similar circumstance. Officers approached him for owning a pit bull within city limits. After asking the commission to change its view on the standing ordinance, the commission deliberated and after a time decided to not change the law.
Individuals convicted of owning a listed illegal breed within municipal limits could potentially face six months in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.

WHITEVILLE, COLUMBUS COUNTY NC - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL ATTACKED A 7-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN THE FACE WHEN SHE WENT TO THE HOME TO PLAY WITH OTHER CHILDREN

A 7-year-old suffered serious injuries Wednesday evening after being bitten by a dog in Whiteville. (Source: WECT)
A 7-year-old suffered serious injuries Wednesday evening after being bitten by a dog in Whiteville.
According to Columbus County Animal Control Manager Joey Prince, Jaselyn Taylor was bitten at approximately 6 p.m. She was seen by Columbus Regional before being transferred to Chapel Hill.
The dog, which appears to be a PIT BULL MIX  according to Prince, was not wearing a rabies tag.
The owner of the dog, Connie Sikes, provided a rabies certificate Thursday morning but the vaccine, which is good for one year, was administered on Sept. 21, 2013.
Prince said he has alerted the Columbus County Health Department to the situation as well as Columbus Regional Hospital officials, who are expected to contact Chapel Hill doctors to recommend starting the rabies immune globulin treatment.
The dog has been placed in quarantine for observation at the Columbus County Animal Shelter and has shown no symptoms of rabies, according to Prince. The dog will be held for 10 days for observation per state statutes.

http://www.wect.com/story/32343818/child-suffers-serious-injuries-after-dog-bite-in-whiteville

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

PIT BULL ATTACKS MARYLAND BOY - 2007



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksnLlqpa3hs&feature=youtu.be

Published on Dec 16, 2012
The 911 call at the center of the high court decision, Tracey v. Solesky. Learn more:

http://www.dogsbite.org/maryland/

This life-threatening attack inflicted by a neighbor's pit bull occurred in a residential alley on April 28, 2007 in Towson, Maryland. The 911 video was created and edited by DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks. The Texas-based nonprofit submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the young mauling victim. The high court agreed with their brief and declared pit bulls "inherently dangerous."

http://blog.dogsbite.org/2010/03/dangerous-dogs-by-default-extreme.html

http://dangerousbydefault.com/




PIT SPOT THE PIT BULLS




                                                           
                                                      Anti-Pit Bull Memes





WILLIAMS AZ - A CARRIAGE DRIVER AT THE GRAND CANYON RAILWAY HISTORIC TRAIN DEPOT "FELT THAT THERE WAS A THREAT OF A DOG COMING AFTER HIS HORSE" AND HE PULLED OUT HIS GUN AND ACCIDENTLY FIRED IT HITTING A BOY, 6, IN THE LEG

(AP) -
A 6-year-old boy is recovering after being shot in the leg by a man driving a horse-drawn carriage in northern Arizona on Friday.
The Williams Police Department told The Arizona Daily Sun that the child was shot at the Grand Canyon Railway historic train depot by a driver for Cowboy's Service Carriage Company.
The driver "felt that there was a threat of  A DOG  coming after his horse, so he pulled out his revolver and cocked it,"  said Police Chief Herman Nixon.
Nixon said the 29-year-old driver, identified as Joshua VanWinkle, seemed to have fired the gun accidentally while trying to put the gun back in its holster.
The boy was shot once in the right leg above the knee. He underwent surgery and is expected to make a full recovery, Nixon said.
"He's doing fine at this point," he said.
Nixon said officials are still investigating the incident.
VanWinkle was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, disorderly conduct with a weapon and child endangerment. Cowboy's Service Carriage Company declined to comment about the shooting.
The dog and horse were uninjured.



MEMPHIS TN - A PIT BULL ATTACKING A PERSON WAS SHOT BY ANOTHER PERSON

Memphis police are investigating after they say someone shot a dog, which was attacking a person.
It happened about 9:00 a.m. in the 3600 block of Hallbrook in Frayser. Investigators say the PIT BULL was struck in the paw.
Animal control is transporting the dog to Memphis Animal Services. Police have not yet released any more information about what happened.


MANTECA CA - LET'S START OFF THE DAY WITH PIT BULL DRAMA!!! 2 PIT BULLS ATTACKED A WOMAN IN HER HOME AND SHE WALKED HERSELF TO A NEARBY HOSPITAL WHILE HER 74-YEAR-OLD FATHER SUFFERED A FATAL HEART ATTACK

Two fighting female PIT BULLS  attacked a woman in her early 30s as she was attempting to separate them in her home shortly before noon Tuesday while her 74-year-old father suffered a fatal heart attack apparently after witnessing the trauma.

The incident occurred in the Magna Terra subdivision in the 300 block of Grissom Way east of Cottage Avenue and several blocks north of East North Street. First responders said the injured woman walked to the hospital emergency room of the nearby Doctors Hospital following the attack.

Firefighters and ambulance medics tirelessly worked on the man who they found on the front living area of the home for over 30 minutes before transporting him to the hospital several blocks away.

The two dogs, 3 and 9-years-old, are being quarantined at the Manteca animal shelter for 10 days.
  
The street was cordoned off with ambulance and fire department vehicles while medics attempted to stabilize the victim.

One pit bull was owned by the family and the other they had been keeping for a friend who was away. 

POLICE COULD NOT CONFIRM ANY CONNECTION BETWEEN THE DOGS ATTACKING THE GRANDFATHER AND HIS SUFFERING OF A HEART ATTACK.


Police response was rapid because the dispatcher reportedly had information that the incident was dogs attacking a child.



To contact Glenn Kahl, email gkahl@mantecabulletin.com.


http://www.mantecabulletin.com/section/1/article/135776/

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

PIT BULL RECALL NOW! - IKEA GETS RECALL AFTER 7 DEATHS - THERE HAVE BEEN 331 DEATHS BY PIT BULL SINCE 1989




Our Government is OBVIOUSLY FAILING to Protect Us...

See how: http://www.fatalpitbullattacks.com/





EDMONTON ALBERTA CANADA - A DOG SAID TO BE AN OLD ENGLISH BULLDOG ATTACKED TWIN GIRLS THAT WERE WITH THEIR GRANDMOTHER AT A YARD SALE - ONE GIRL HAD MORE SERIOUS INJURIES AND THEIR PARENTS WANT THE DOG PUT DOWN - A JUDGE WILL MAKE THE DECISION IN AUGUST AFTER THE DOG HAS A BEHAVIOR ASSESSMENT


Holly Mears is a mother on a mission after learning the  OLD ENGLISH BULLDOG  that attacked her four-year-old daughters is back with its owners.
On May 5, Mears’ twins, Kaylee and Jenna, were leaving a garage sale in Vegreville, Alta. with their grandmother when the dog allegedly ran from the yard into the garage and jumped on them from behind.  She said the dog attacked Jenna’s face and her grandmother fought the dog off. Then, Mears was told it turned to Kaylee, biting her lip and neck.  Then the dog came after Jenna one more time before the people pet-sitting it got it under control.

An ambulance was called and the girls were taken to the Vegreville hospital, where Kaylee’s face was glued and stitched back together.

Jenna, however, required more serious surgery and was transported in another ambulance to the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton.
Jenna, seen here in a photo posted on Facebook by her mother.
                                                 JENNA

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                      KAYLEE
“We had three plastic surgeons waiting for us. We were in the operating room within half an hour. Her tear-duct was ripped open. They weren’t sure what was going to happen with her eyes,” Mears recalled.
"Her nostril was not attached anymore.  The cut on her upper lip was right to her jawbone.  The chin area was a direct bite, then there was a bite underneath her chin." 
Mears feared her daughter would be permanently disfigured.
“It was just shock, but I had to keep it together. She was looking at my facial expressions to see if something was wrong,” the mom remembered. “I had to keep it together until she was in the operating room, then I broke down.”
The twins grew up with a Golden Labrador, but now, they’re terrified of dogs.
“If a dog makes a sudden movement, they jump at people’s legs to hide.”
Community Peace Officer, Ken Podoborozny, said after the attack, the dog was apprehended by RCMP officers and put into quarantine.
"In my 26 years of enforcement, I've never seen such a severe bite in this community."
On June 15, a judge ruled the dog, named Jake, must go for a behavioural assessment by an independent dog handler.
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A trainer at Passionate Paws in Stettler, Alta. will put Jake through tests for a minimum of one full week.
The assessment will include socialization with other animals, as well as people.
According to the dog’s owner, Pattie Kisilevich, Jake has not yet been taken to Stettler because he is “decompressing” after being locked in quarantine for seven weeks.
She said he is constantly shaking as a result of being locked up for so long.
For now, he is at home in Edmonton with Kisilevich and her husband Terry. They were on vacation at the time of the attack and a family member was dog-sitting.
Jake is not being walked and has a number of conditions, including being muzzled and in a secure location where he cannot escape.
The bulldog has been banned from Vegreville until further notice.
“I’m fighting for my baby’s life right now,” Kisilevich said.  "If there are any tendencies, we know what we need to do.  But we want him to have a fair chance."
She said Jake is three years old and this attack is completely out of character, adding he is usually good with children.
The Kisilevichs were charged under the Dangerous Dogs Act twice, once for each victim.
She said Jake is three years old and this attack is completely out of character, adding he is usually good with children.
The Kisilevichs were charged under the Dangerous Dogs Act twice, once for each victim.
After the behavioural assessment, the case will come back before the judge to determine Jake’s fate on August 17.
Mears is hoping for one outcome.  "I just want to make sure that the dog gets euthanized so it's not a danger."  She started a petition she wants to present to the judge, hoping to sway the decision.
“It’s frustrating that I have to do this,” Mears added. 
“But, at the end of the day, if I watched the news and saw that this dog mauled or killed another child and I did nothing, I would have to live with that guilt.”