Friday, March 31, 2017

PICKERING, ONTARIO CANADA - A WOMAN WAS AT BROCKRIDGE PARK WITH HER SON AND THEIR 10-YEAR-OLD SHIH TZU WHEN A PIT BULL LIKE DOG CAME SPEEDING TOWARDS THEM...THE PIT KNOCKED HER DOWN AND BROKE HER LEG IN 20 PLACES!!!

A sign stating that dogs must be leashed is seen at Brock Ridge Community Park in Pickering on March 30, 2017. CITYNEWS
Anca Meiloaica still has trouble finding the words to describe the terrifying Monday when, she says, an off-leash PIT BULL LIKE DOG attacked her at Brock Ridge Community Park in Pickering.
She and her son Bogdan took their 10-year-old Shih Tzu out for a walk in the evening. That’s when all of a sudden she noticed a dog speeding towards them.
“It just started speeding up and was trying to get my small dog,” she told City News. “I was scared he might kill my dog, so I put myself between my dog and the other dog, thinking he would avoid me somehow.”
Instead, she says the canine smashed right into her, knocking her to the ground and sending her to hospital via an ambulance. She says she suffered severe injuries to her legs, and was told by doctors she would need surgery to repair her tibia, which was fractured in 20 places.
To make matters worse, Meiloaica claims the woman who owned the dog, who was at the park along with a child, left shortly after the incident.
“It made me upset because obviously she didn’t care about how I was or what will happen to me, although it was her fault, not taking care of her own dog,” Meiloaica said.
She told City News doctors can’t operate on her leg until the swelling comes down, and when she gets that surgery, it will take at least three months to recover.
Andrew Iacobelli, a personal injury lawyer with Iacobelli Law Firm, said dog attacks occur far more often than some may think. In regards to Meiloaica, he said it was a clear case of negligence.
“If a dog was required to be on a leash and it’s a park where dogs are supposed to be on a leash, then certainly you can claim negligence against the people responsible for the dog for not handling the dog,” he said.
The family said the incident was reported to both the City of Pickering and Durham police, but they fear the attack is going unnoticed. Bogdan also claimed police told them there was nothing they could do.
Pickering does have pet bylaws in place that allow for residents to report any aggressive behaviour from animals.
Toronto recently made changes to its Dangerous Dog Bylaw, which holds owners accountable for canines which have been demonstrated aggressive behaviour.
Pickering’s Responsible Pet Ownership bylaw states the city will investigate any reports of dog bites.
“This is a criminal case,” said Meiloaica. “I have to suffer for someone else’s negligence.”

http://www.citynews.ca/video/iframe/593482582001/BJhT9zpyg/5379922652001


HARTFORD CT - 2 "NEWLY ACQUIRED" PIT BULLS WERE AT BUSHNELL PARK OFF LEASH AND PLAYING IN A POND WITH THEIR "RESPONSIBLE OWNER" WHEN THEY SAW SOMETHING THEY COULD TRY AND KILL...A 10-YEAR-OLD LABRADOODLE

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TWO PIT BULLS attacked a Labradoodle at Bushnell Park in Hartford on Wednesday evening, according to a police report.  The attack happened near the carousel around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when a dog walker, Kate Molloy, was walking Ace, a 10-year-old Labradoodle, on a leash.

The police report says two pit bulls were nearby with their owner, playing in the pond, when the dogs suddenly attacked Ace.  Molloy described what happened in a statement.

“To see Ace pinned down by two pit bulls was extremely scary and it was even worse listening to him as he was crying in pain. It was just a very scary situation and I could see blood by his face, on his back, under his jowls and the dogs just kept pulling,” Molloy writes.

Ace was taken to a vet to be treated for injuries to his left ear, neck and back. The police report says the owner of the pit bulls just got the dogs, which are about 2 years old, and didn’t have paperwork for them. The two pit bulls were released to their owner, who was issued a ticket and $606 fine for allowing his dogs to roam, a rabies vaccination violation and for being unlicensed.

Hartford requires all dogs that are six months or older to be licensed and they cannot run at large without a proper leash or chain.Ace’s owner said the dog is doing well and has left the vet's office.

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Pit-Bulls-Attack-Labradoodle-at-Hartford-Park--417780953.html

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

MONTREAL CANADA - 2 ENORMOUS PT BULL BOXER LOOKING THINGS FATALLY MAULED A BELOVED HUSKY AS IT WAS BEING WALKED ON A TRAIL

Debbie Funchion is living through a difficult time, having recently lost her beloved pet husky to a vicious attack by other dogs in Saint-AndrĂ©-d’Argenteuil.
“She was my best friend,” Funchion told Global News about her late dog, Sadie. “She was my saving grace, you know?”
Funchion says her boyfriend, Travis Flockhart, was walking Sadie on a local trail last Sunday when the husky was attacked by two MIXED-BREED DOGS.
“I guess I walked for about 200 metres, and both of them came up from behind me and immediately attacked my dog,” Flockhart told Global News.
Sadie suffered dozens of bites in the attack.
The attacking dogs were relentless, Flockhart said. “They worked as a team pretty much — they they were just ripping at her like she was a rabbit.”
Flockhart said he did everything he could to fight off the other dogs, suffering multiple bites to his hands, arms and legs in the process.
"THEY WERE JUST ENORMOUS PIT BULL, BOXER LOOKING THINGS AND WERE SO STRONG"  Flockhart said. “I was punching, kicking and pulling them. I was screaming for help.”
Another person eventually arrived and helped fight off the dogs and Flockhart managed to get Sadie home. The couple rushed Sadie to a veterinary hospital where she spent the night.
However, the husky’s injuries were so severe that the pair had to make the difficult decision to put Sadie down.
“It was the toughest decision of our lives,” Flockhart said.
Funchion and Flockart have filed a complaint with the police and have retained a lawyer in the hopes of pressing criminal charges against the owner of the attacking dogs.
They note the dogs are often locked up in an outdoor cage but were not during the night of the attack.
“That’s why I didn’t want to walk by the house,” Flockhart said. “I just had a bad feeling [when] I saw them loose.”
Global News spoke to the owner of the dogs, but he refused to comment.
Funchion and Flockart are looking for justice for their pet. They’ve been told the dogs that attacked Sadie will be euthanized.
But for now, they’re still in mourning for their beloved Sadie, a rescue dog that Funchion adopted seven years ago when he was just five weeks old.
She recalls that her father died only a few months after she got Sadie.
“My dad passed away in an accident and I was left with this beautiful dog who consoled me,” she said, noting she will remember Sadie for life.

HOWELL, LIVINGSTON COUNTY MI - VERONICA EVANS WAS WALKING HER SHIH TZU AND MALTIPOO WHEN THEY WERE ATTACKED BY 2 PIT BULLS AND A CANE CORSO...PEYTON LIVED AFTER MANY SURGERIES BUT MILO DIED...VET BILL OVER $10,000...AFTER A MONTH THE 3 KILLERS ARE STILL LIVING IN THEIR HOME!!!

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A Howell woman grieving a vicious attack on her two dogs wants the dogs who she says attacked them to be put down. 

Veronica Evans said she was walking her Shih Tzu, Peyton, and Maltipoo, Milo, around 10 a.m. on Feb. 25 in the area of West and Wetmore streets when three dogs “viciously attacked.” Peyton's injuries required several surgeries, but he survived the attack. Milo died from his injuries at the Michigan State University veterinary clinic.
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“I don’t need to hear (the dogs’ owners) have more rights than I do,” she said. “I was told, ‘We have to work through the law.’ It’s been over a month, and those dogs are still in that house. … It’s just so wrong.”

Efforts to reach owners of the other dogs were not successful Wednesday.

Evans identified the aggressive dogs as TWO PIT BULLS AND A CANE CORSO, which is a large Italian breed known as an Italian mastiff, who live at a home on Wetmore Street.  Howell Police Chief George Basar confirmed his office took a report about the attack and referred it to the city attorney.

Dennis Perkins, the Howell city attorney, said the incident is under investigation. He said he’s trying to determine if it’s a complaint the city should pursue under the city’s Dangerous and Vicious Dogs ordinance or whether it should be referred to the Livingston County Animal Control for investigation and possible criminal charges.

Under the city ordinance, a vicious dog is one that has “killed or caused serious injury” to a person or “has killed another dog.”

A person found guilty of violating the ordinance, which is a civil infraction, faces a penalty including paying all expenses related to seizure of and destruction of the vicious animal as well as a fine based on the number of violations.  A person convicted of a misdemeanor or felony could face incarceration.

Perkins said the dogs’ owners have been identified and one admits ownership of the dogs.  Evans hopes the city or prosecutor’s office will consider charges in her case.

Andy Seltz, director Livingston County Animal Control, said his office responded to one prior complaint at the dog owners’ home, but the complainant declined to pursue charges. 

Meanwhile, Evans is considering civil action. Thus far, she said, she has spent upwards of $10,000 in vet bills for both Peyton and Milo.  She also hopes to work with the city to more quickly address similar situations should it happen to someone else.

“I’m not done with this,” Evans said.

http://www.livingstondaily.com/story/news/local/community/howell/2017/03/29/woman-dogs-who-killed-my-dog-should-put-down/99795404


CRESTVIEW FL - A MOTHER RECOUNTS THE PIT BULL ATTACK THAT PUT HER 5-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER IN ICU FOR 4 DAYS



Balloons and stuffed animals surround a five-year-old girl at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. Zoey Green has been there four days now following a horrific dog attack in Crestview.
“She hasn’t been able to smile like she normally does,” Zoey’s mom, Paige Woody said.
Woody said that she and her daughter went to a home on 186 Villacrest Drive to go over dog sitting instructions. She said she had previously taken care of the two dogs, both pit bull mixes, but went over to the house to go over some changes with the dogs’ owner. Woody said that she left her daughter inside the home, while she and the dogs’ owner talked outside with the dogs. Woody said that her daughter tapped on a glass door about three times because she was trying to get her mother’s attention.
“I cracked the door to say we’re getting ready to leave and as soon as I cracked the door, the dog yanked her out by the face,” Woody said.
Woody said that she threw herself in the middle of the attack and the larger male dog bit the top of her head. She said while that was happening, the smaller female dog began biting its owner who tried to intervene.
“I was just going to lay there until somebody came, but the bleeding was so bad that I wouldn’t make it and he would just taker her anyway,” Woody said.
Woody said she let the dog attack her while she crawled inside to protect her daughter. She said she tucked her into her stomach like a baby kangaroo.
“The only thing I could think of was, please take me, I’ll just protect her with my whole body,” Woody said. “I was so scared that I lost her that day.”
Green was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) up until Monday. She had to have numerous staples in her head. She also broke her jaw and needed her eyelid re-attached. Doctors were able to save her eye, but she will need many more procedures in the future. Woody said she had to have stitches in her head too, but is thankful that they both survived.
“Just happened so fast and she’s just, she’s been a trooper,” Woody said.
WEAR-TV spoke with the dogs’ owner and has chosen not to name her because no criminal charges or citations have been filed. The dogs’ owner told WEAR-TV that she has been grieved since the incident happened and plans to have the dogs euthanized. The dogs' owner was also hospitalized from the attack.
Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) confiscated the dogs the day of the attack and placed them in quarantine.

http://weartv.com/news/local/mother-recounts-dog-attack-that-put-her-daughter-in-icu

FORT WALTON BEACH FL - "SOMEHOW" A PIT BULL ESCAPED ITS HOME AND ATTACKED A 7-YEAR-OLD GIRL RIPPING DEEP LACERATIONS INTO HER ARM AND ARMPIT

A 7-year-old girl was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center on Wednesday evening after she was bitten by a PIT BULL  that was running loose in her neighborhood.
The girl had deep lacerations on her arm and in her armpit, according to Dee Thompson, director of the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society, which handles animal control.
The dog escaped from a home on Gibson Road in the Wright area.
The animal control officer who responded used her van to corral the dog, which ran back inside its home. After the officer asked the dog's owner to bring it back outside, the woman did so, but used a leash and collar THAT WAS SUFFICIENT TO HOLD THE ANIMAL.....
THE DOG GOT AWAY AGAIN but the officer was able to capture it.
The dog, a 2-year-old male named Coffee, is current on his rabies shots, but the law requires dogs to be confiscated if they bite a child above the waist.
Thompson said her animal control officer told her the dog was as wired as someone who drank too much coffee. She also said the owner wants the dog back.
The attack occurred less than a week after a 5-year-old Crestview child was bitten in the face by a pit bull. Her mother and the dog's owner also were injured. That child remains at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.
The owner has yet to surrender the dogs in the Crestview bite case, Thompson said.
Both attacks are still being investigated.

SEABROOK NH - "SOMEHOW" BY "ACCIDENT" 2 PIT BULLS ESCAPED THEIR HOME AND ATTACKED 3 PEOPLE OUTSIDE A STORE AT THE SOUTH GATE PLAZA



SEABROOK — After putting down his  TWO PIT BULL TERRIERS  for attacking three people at a US Route 1 plaza last week, Richard Janvrin said he apologizes to the victims and is devastated to lose his beloved dogs.
Janvrin's dogs, 2-year-old R.J. and Cash, were euthanized after they attacked two men and one woman outside the Market Basket and state liquor store at the South Gate Plaza at 380 Lafayette Road March 21. Janvrin pleaded guilty to two violation-level dog at large charges in Seabrook District Court Tuesday, for which he will pay a $248 fine.
"We apologize and we're very, very sorry," said Janvrin, 46, of 19 Boynton Lane. "I hope everything looks good for (the victims) in their future."
The dogs ran to the shopping plaza at approximately 7:30 p.m. the night of the attack and bit a man in the arm and leg, as well as another man in his leg, according to Seabrook Police Animal Control Officer Jeff Baillargeon. He said the woman was unharmed because her clothing took the brunt of the attack, preventing the bite from breaking her skin.
The two men were transported to local hospitals, one sent to Exeter Hospital, the other to Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Baillargeon said both are recovering despite the bites being severe. He described the attacks as "vicious" in a police affidavit.
Janvrin said the dogs escaped his home by accident when a relative entered his home and left the door open. He said the dogs were both gentle with women and children, but could be aggressive around some males. He said the dogs were loved like children in the home.
"Me and my wife cried like babies for two days," Janvrin said. "I'm not a little guy. I'm 6 foot 2, 280 pounds. Putting them down made me feel like an infant."
Police originally filed a motion for immediate seizure of the dogs, but it was withdrawn because the dogs were already euthanized March 23. The deceased dogs were sent to the state lab to determine whether they had rabies, which they did not, according to Baillargeon.
Baillargeon said New Hampshire law requires police to argue before a judge why a dog should be euthanized. He could recall only one instance in which Seabrook police were required to go through that process when they identified a dog as a public threat, as owners typically comply before going to court.
R.J. and Cash were brothers, sons of Janvrin's previous pit bull named Rex.  REX ALSO BIT A HUMAN, and Janvrin said he was also euthanized. R.J. and Cash were brothers, sons of Janvrin's previous pit bull named Rex. Rex also bit a human, and Janvrin said he was also euthanized. Janvrin said a neighbor's son entered the home and startled Rex, causing him to bite his leg.
Police investigated Janvrin's dogs in February when Baillargeon said one attacked a neighbor's English bulldog, which survived the attack. Janvrin said it was R.J. who became territorial with the bulldog that day, causing him to be aggressive.
Police Chief Michael Gallagher told the town's selectmen of the February attack on the bulldog during the board's March 6 meeting and said his department had done everything in its power to address that attack at that time. He said police seized R.J., but a judge ruled the dog could return to Janvrin, according to Gallagher.
Budget Committee Chairman Paula Wood spoke out at that meeting saying she was concerned about the danger the dog posed to the public. This week, she said she trusts that the police did everything they could to prevent the dogs from becoming a danger.
"I'm upset that any dog would have to be put down because it bit someone but relieved that they are gone from Boynton Lane," said Wood.


AURORA MO - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A CHIHUAHUA "CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW" TAKING HIS WALK WITH A FRIEND - THE PIT FOLLOWED THEM TO THEIR DOOR AND STAYED OUTSIDE SCRATCHING FOR 10 MINUTES HOLDING UP JACK'S VET CARE!!!





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On Saturday the 25th while my sister was out of town for the weekend she got a call from her friend letting her know that her dog had been attacked by a pit bull while out on a walk. He was eventually able to get the dog off of Jack and get Jack back in the house. The pit stayed outside scratching at the door for about 10 minutes making it impossible for Brian to get Jack to the vet as soon as possible. The pit was picked up by dog pound and so far no owner has come forward leaving my sister with a huge vet bill and a seriously injured baby. After 2 1/2 hour surgery yesterday they got the internal damage fixed up and will be keeping an eye on his leg to determine if he will be able to keep it. My sister says don't be to sad if he loses his leg he'll just have to live up to his name of Captain Jack Sparrow and get him a wooden leg! He is such a sweet baby and we are all happy for Brian quick response and of course for Zoey (her other dog) fight to save her friend. Anything you can do to help take some of the burden off my sister would be greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA - A PIT BULL WENT BERSERK AND ATTACKED 2 PEOPLE THEN WENT AFTER ABDUSH-SHAKOOR NOORDIEN, 10, AS HE WAS GETTING OFF THE SCHOOL BUS AND BEGAN RIPPING HIS THROAT OUT!!!

Cape Town – A boy’s family is praying for his recovery after he was nearly killed by a PIT BULL.
Little Abdush-Shakoor Noordien went into a coma after the dog nearly ripped out his throat.
The attack happened just after 4pm on Friday when the 10-year-old got off the school bus in Pepper Road in Highlands Estate, Philippi.
Residents say the dog had gone “berserk” and attacked two other people just before Abdush-Shakoor.
The bleeding boy was rushed to Hanover Park Day Hospital by a worker in the area.
He was then transferred to Red Cross Children’s Hospital, where he has since come out of his coma.
His grandmother, Fowzia Noordien, said her grandson’s distressed friends came screaming at their door on Friday.
“Just after 4pm his friends came running, knocking, screaming saying my grandson was lying in the street and that the dog had bitten him,” she said
Fowzia said they were shocked to see her “blood-soaked” grandson.
“I was in such a state I forgot to thank the dear man for taking my grandson to the hospital,” she explained.
“That child was covered in blood. The dog bit him in his neck, the dog bit his windpipe."
“On Friday he was in a coma, but on Saturday he was in and out of consciousness. He cannot speak at the moment. He is in so much pain and it seems the medication is helping a bit.”
She said the owner of the dog, which has since been removed by Animal Welfare, came to visit Abdush-Shakoor in hospital.
“I spoke to the owner of the dog and she is really sorry for what has happened. She even came to visit my grandson in hospital,” said Fowzia.
“Animal Welfare has taken the dog and police told me the dog was set to be put down."
“We are praying, my grandson must just come right, Inshallah. He is my everything."
The owner of the dog did not answer her cellphone or SMS queries.
Animal Welfare did not respond to Daily Voice queries by Sunday night.

LONDON ENGLAND - MARIO PERIVOITOS, 41, WAS MAULED BY HIS STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER IN HIS LOCKED APARTMENT AND DIED FROM BLOOD LOSS FROM A HORRIFIC NECK INJURY

Normans Close, N22 Pic: Google Street View
UPDATE - There was no crew filming at the time of the attack and first responders had to break through the door that was locked from inside.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4358340/Staffie-owner-mauled-death-BBC-TV-crew.html

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/mar/29/man-mauled-to-death-by-dog-during-interview-bbc-film-crew-staffordshire-bull-terrier

The dog, which is not one of the breeds banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act, mauled its owner to death at his home in Wood Green, north London.
Metropolitan Police officers, along with London Ambulance Service paramedics were called to an address in Normans Close, N22, at around 10.25pm last Monday.
Pictured, medics fight to save the life of a man named locally as Mario Perivoitos

The victim was taken to a local hospital but could not be revived and was pronounced dead a short time after midnight.
A post-mortem examination found he died from hypovolemic, or hemorrhagic, shock, resulting from catastrophic loss of blood or other fluids and damage to the airway consistent with a dog bite.
A Staffordshire Bull terrier
Officers say his family have been informed and his death is not being treated as suspicious.
Sky sources say a TV crew was at the house interviewing the victim for a forthcoming programme when the attack took place.
A BBC spokesperson said: "We are aware of an incident but we cannot comment any further as it's an ongoing investigation."
The Met has confirmed the dog has been seized and is being held in police kennels until its fate is decided.
Breeds that are banned under the Act are the Pit Bull Terrier, the Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino and the Fila Braziliero.

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(KWES) -
A two-year-old was hurt Tuesday afternoon in Ector County after a PIT BULL  attacked her.
It happened on the 7000 block of W. Galaxie St.
The Ector County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) tells us two pit bulls were surrendered by the girl's grandmother.
The grandmother told ECSO the dogs have gotten aggressive.
Three small dogs stayed at the home.
The pit bulls are being taken to Odessa Animal Control, where they'll get quarantined and eventually put down.
The condition of the two-year-old is unknown.