Wednesday, March 1, 2017

LINCOLN HEIGHTS CA - VALENTIN HERRERA, 76, HAS DIED FROM INJURIES HE RECEIVED IN A PIT BULL ATTACK ON FEBRUARY 2



UPDATE:  http://abc7.com/news/hearing-held-for-2-pit-bulls-in-deadly-lincoln-heights-attack/1781736/

LINCOLN HEIGHTS (CBSLA.com) — A man, who was attacked by two dogs in Lincoln Heights early this month, has died.
TWO PIT BULL TYPE DOGS  mauled Valentin Herrera, 76, and his little dog, Dodger, just a block from his house on Feb. 2.
Dodger was killed instantly. Herrera had brain and arm surgeries. But doctors could not save him.
“I think the dogs pulled him down, and he hit the back of his head,” the victim’s son Luis Herrera said. “My dad had a beautiful heart. So sad to see the way he died.”
The family said they don’t blame the dogs. Luis said he blamed the people who raised the animals and believed the dogs should be put down. “They could do it to somebody else,” Luis added.
Stephanie Grezelle said those same dogs had killed her therapy dog, Tulula, in front of her two young children.
“Thank God that my children didn’t get hurt. They’re dangerous. They need to be put down,” she said.
That decision depends on the dangerous-dog hearing scheduled for Wednesday morning.
The Herrera family plans to be there and explain their loss.
“He was a good man. And in our hearts, he’ll be the best dad,” the victim’s daughter said.
The dogs’ owners told CBS2’s Erica Mandy that they were heart-broken over the tragedy and plan to be at the dog hearing.

http://abc7.com/news/76-year-old-victim-of-pit-pull-attack-in-lincoln-heights-dies/1777891/

http://abc7.com/news/man-critical-pet-pomeranian-killed-in-pit-bull-attack-in-lincoln-heights/1737183/

http://www.citywatchla.com/index.php/los-angeles/12615-pit-bull-attack-victim-clings-to-life-who-s-to-blame-for-dangerous-dog-attacks

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/02/03/2-pit-bulls-that-attacked-man-killed-his-dog-in-montecito-heights-killed-before-neighbor-says/


2017 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 6  ( 3 children - 3 adults)

PIT BULL - 3 
GERMAN SHEPHERD - 1
MASTIFF/GREAT DANE MIX - 1
MASTIFF - 1  

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1)  1-17 LOGAN BRAATZ - 6 - ATLANTA GA - The boy was walking to his school bus stop with other children and some adults when 2 loose Pit Bulls  began attacking them - It was reported that Logan was eviscerated, his friend Syrai Sanders was scalped and another child was injured - Although neighbors came running with sticks, knives and whatever they could find, the attack was deadly and swift and the dogs continued to circle and attempt to attack - The dog owner said his dogs had a fence but "SOMEHOW" got out.


2) 1-17 SKYLAR DEAN JULIUS - 2-MONTHS-OLD - SAN MARCOS TX - The father was caring for the infant girl while the mother was at work - He fell asleep for around 20 minutes and when he woke up the baby had been mauled by the family German Shepherd they had had for over 8 years and it was reported that the dog "had never shown aggression before".


3) - 2-13 LOUISE HERMIDA - 75 - QUEENS NY - The elderly woman was mauled by her large dog that had been adopted almost 6 years ago. The breed is said to be a Mastiff or a Mastiff/Great Dane mix.  Neighbors say as many as 10 dogs lived at the apartment.  Her 39-year-old son, who has autism, attempted to put the dog in its cage and he was bitten on the leg.

4) 2-16 UNIDENTIFIED 5-YEAR-OLD BOY - CLARKSVILLE TN - Emergency personnel were called at 8:20am on a Thursday morning to a report that the Family's two English Mastiffs reported to be about 6-months-old had mauled the child. The boy died from extensive injuries.

5) 2-26 JAMIE OWSLEY - 21 -  QUINCY IL -  A call came in to Police from an emergency room about someone with a ??dog bite?? that happened early Sunday morning around 3:26am from inside a home at 1005 Jersey........

6) 2-28 VALENTIN HERRERA - 76  -  LINCOLN HEIGHTS CA - He was mauled by 2 pit bulls on February 2 while walking his small dog Dodger - Dodger was killed - He was knocked down during the attack and could have further received head injuries .......

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Let's not blame the pit bulls that have killed two dogs and one person, let's blame the owners. And that gets us where?

I say, let's blame the breed. Pit bulls everywhere kill, maim, maul, and attack, because that's what they were bred to do. Not raised to do, bred. There's a HUGE difference.

Not every pit bull will go on to rip flesh off of a living being, but how can you tell by looking at them which one will? Yeah, you can't. That's why this dangerous breed should be legislated out of our neighborhoods already. The pit bull advocates cannot stop every pit bull from killing a person, so why should we allow the nutters to continue to "rescue" pit bulls so that they could potentially kill someone? It makes no sense, and it never will. There are other dog breeds to choose from, ones that don't kill at the drop of a hat, a Kleenex, a shoe, a key-chain, or whatever else sets pit bulls off.