Thursday, April 6, 2017


These are reportedly the two dogs responsible for the brutal killing
An aerial picture of the gruesome scene including the covered body of the victim who was killed by two dangerous dogs.
                                   CECILLE SHORT, 82

NEIGHBORS HAD JUST REPORTED THE LARGE WHITE PIT RUNNING LOOSE TO THE POLICE ON MONDAY BUT ANIMAL CONTROL NEVER CAME!!!....The house where the wounded dog ran before being captured by animal control was surrounded by crime scene tape. Bowerman said a gray female pit bull and a "huge" white male pit bull live at the home.


Police say a woman was killed in a dog attack Thursday in northwest Oklahoma City.  The Oklahoma City Police Department reports that just before 2 p.m. April 6 officers were called to a dog attack in the 8500 block of Willow Creek Road. Police say a woman was walking her dog on Windmill Road when they were both attacked by two other dogs. The woman and her dog were both killed. 
Police said one was a pit bull.  Officers could not immediately identify the breed of the other dog, but said it was also large.
Officer said they tried to save the woman, but could not.
"When officers arrived, they tried to get to the woman to render aid to her. THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO GET TO HER AT FIRST BECAUSE OF THE DOGS. They had to shoot one of the dogs and the second dog was actually hit by a police car," Msgt. Gary Knight said.
The second dog was taken to Oklahoma City Animal Welfare.  Its condition is not known.
Police blocked off a large portion of Willow Creek Boulevard near Windmill Road for hours as they investigated the incident.
Residents in the neighborhood said they've been attacked by dogs before.
"I typically have walked dogs for the last 25-30 years, and probably four, five, six times they've been attacked by other dogs," Tim Poole said.

A neighbor gave me this letter she circulated last year after seeing the dog involved today attack another dog.
Other neighbors said they've seen the dogs involved in Thursday's incident attack other dogs before. One neighbor circulated a letter in October warning others of and attack, calling them "2 vicious animals."

Police have not yet released the identity of the woman who was killed.  "Sick to my stomach and very, very sad for the woman and her family," Poole said. 


A woman was killed after she was reportedly attacked by two dogs in northwest Oklahoma City.

Police told KFOR  TWO PIT BULLS  attacked a woman while she was walking her dog in the 8100 block of Willow Creek Blvd, near N.W. 122nd and Council, just before 2 p.m.

Police officers were called to the scene where they were forced to shoot one of the dogs. An officer struck the other dog with their vehicle.

Authorities said one of the dogs that was shot is dead; the other dog was taken to the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare to be treated.

The woman and her dog were both killed in the attack, officials said.

The woman’s identity has not been released.  Police are still investigating.  KFOR crews are working to gather information on this story.
2017 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 7  (4 children - 3 adults)


OK - 1

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 bull dogs 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) 2-28 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 .......

6) 3-23 JASE PATRICK FOHS -  8-MONTHS - LUSBY CALVERT COUNTY MD - The family pit bull latched on to the child and was still attacking when officers arrived only minutes after the call - An officer had to shoot the dog to stop its mauling but the baby died.

7) 4-6  CECILLE SHORT - 82 -  AND HER LITTLE DOG - OKLAHOMA CITY OK - Cecille was taking her pet dog for a walk when they were attacked by 2 large pit bulls - A passerby in a car saw the attack and called 911 - Police arrived and shot one and hit the other with their vehicle because they could not get out of their vehicle but it was too late for the victims!!!  Witnesses describe the elderly woman as being almost decapitated.


3-18 JOHN BRUNO - 5 - WARRINGTON TWP PA - John was playing in the snow on Wednesday, March 15, when his family looked out and saw him down on the ground with the family dog tugging at his scarf around his neck - He was unresponsive and first responders gave him CPR and he was rushed to a hospital - He died on Saturday, March 18 - Investigators report that he suffered ligature strangulation from the  HOUND MIX  pulling on his scarf.  


Anonymous said...

This is disturbing, disgusting, and horrific. I don't know if I can tolerate any more gruesome maulings by pit bulls. A defenseless elderly woman cannot defend herself against loose pit bulls. No one can. The neighborhood was very aware of how dangerous these animals were, and ANIMAL CONTROL did NOTHING to control the animals!

That's how it is in my neighborhood! The ordinance for controlling animals has shifted to allowing dangerous dogs to be kept as pets, and when those dangerous dogs get loose, the owners don't even get a slap on the wrist, they get a warning. The pit bulls get loose again? Another warning. On and on it goes.

I listened to a podcast with Colleen Lynn yesterday, the broadcast was weeks ago. Colleen made an important point, the one free bite rule. Most cities have that, and pit bulls are allowed to cause extensive damage the first time. Pit bulls are not declared dangerous until it has been documented that they attacked unprovoked. The pit bulls have to attack again for any action to be taken. THIS NEEDS TO CHANGE!

When you have pit bulls that do not stop an attack after being rammed with cars, or shot with bullets, they should not be allowed one free pass. When you have pit bulls that nearly chew a person's head off, they should not be given any free passes!

Breed specific legislation should encompass pit bulls, with their known inherently dangerous tendencies, in such a way that if they attack once, they are euthanized, and the owner severely punished. No one free pass.

Farmer Jane said...

These horrible attacks always make me think of my own mother, gone almost two years now. She would walk almost every day after work, well into her eighties. Yes, she worked until a little before her death at 85. She never imagined any dog could be a danger to her. I'm so glad that she died still believing that. She loved dogs, and, in her mind, lived in the world we used to know before pit bulls. I worried so much for her when she took her daily walks. I had her call me as soon as she got home. Other things happened to her: A quick trip with Alzheimer's and a quicker, merciful stroke. She was never torn apart by someone's choice of a pet. For that I am eternally grateful.
This poor woman. No one deserves such a horrible death. Like my mom, she was just walking in her neighborhood, never imagining that there were monsters laying in wait.

Dayna said...

I could not agree more. It bothers me that a person this age makes it this far in life, only to have to die in the jaws of some worthless animal.