Thursday, April 27, 2017

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP, LEHIGH COUNTY PA - A PIT BULL/BOXER MIX FATALLY MAULED ITS OWNER ON THE REAR DECK OF HER HOME



Lisa Green Obituary

UPDATE:  http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-state-dangerous-dog-registry-20170503-story.html

UPDATE: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mcall/obituary.aspx?n=lisa-green&pid=185254972&fhid=9612


UPDATE:  http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-upper-macungie-fatal-dog-attack-slatington-chief-20170428-story.html

An Upper Macungie Township woman was mauled to death by her dog Thursday afternoon on the rear deck of her home, despite the attempts of neighbors to draw the dog away, police and witnesses said.

Lisa Green, 32, of the 900 block of Spring White Drive, bled badly on the scene, neighbors said. She was taken by Cetronia Ambulance to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, where she was pronounced dead.

Loretta Ottinger, Green's next-door neighbor, tried to stop the attack by the 3 1/2-year-old  PIT BULL/BOXER MIX, first by hitting it with a hambone and leaving the ham, and then by hitting the dog with a stick, but the mauling continued.
Witnesses then found another neighbor, off-duty Slatington police Chief David Rachman, who rushed over and fired his handgun twice, wounding the dog once in the leg and ending the attack.
Lisa Green was killed on the deck of her home (above) Thursday by her 3-year-old dog Leon 

Pennsylvania Dog Warden Orlando Aguire had the 3 1/2-year-old pit bull-boxer mix tranquilized and took custody of the animal. The dog was taken to the Lehigh County Humane Society where, Aguire said, it will be put to death.

The dog also will be tested in an attempt to help determine what touched off the violence.
Green had the dog, named Leon, for about 2 1/2 years, Ottinger said.
Police were dispatched to Green's home about 1:30 p.m. on a report of a dog attacking a woman. The attack was still happening when Upper Macungie officers arrived, township police Chief Edgardo Colon said.
Officers approached and secured the dog, he said. Paramedics treated the woman before she was taken to the hospital.

The case remains under investigation by Upper Macungie police, the Lehigh County coroner's office and the dog warden.

http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-upper-macungie-dog-attack-20170427-story.html

2017 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 9  (4 children - 5 adults)

PIT BULL - 5
PIT BULL/BOXER MIX - 1
GERMAN SHEPHERD - 1
MASTIFF/GREAT DANE MIX - 1
2 ENGLISH MASTIFFS - 1 

CA-1
GA-1
MD-1
NY-1
OH-1
OK - 1
PA-1
TN-1
TX-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.

8) 4-26  MAURICE BROWN - 60 - DAYTON OH - Neighbor's heard screaming and crying for help after 4am and dogs barking and began calling 911 - Police arrived and had to shoot a pit bull that apparently broke free from a chain in a backyard and attacked the man - 4 dogs were taken from the property.

9) 4-27 LISA GREEN - 32 - UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP PA - Neighbors heard the woman being attacked by her 3 1/2-year-old male pit bull/boxer mix on the rear deck of her home - They offered the dog ham and it didn't stop the attack - They hit it with a stick and it crunched the stick - Then an off-duty police chief  who lived nearby was called and he shot the dog in its leg and that finally stopped the attack but the woman had suffered great blood loss and was pronounced dead at the hospital - It was reported that she had had the dog for 2 1/2 years - Neighbors reported that the dog was biting on her neck. 


NON-BITE DOG RELATED DEATH

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.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"The dog also will be tested in an attempt to help determine what touched off the violence."

No one can know for sure what exactly made the dog bite in the first place, but there's an obvious reason why it didn't release even after being beaten by a ham and had to be shot to get it to stop mauling: it's a pit bull.

It's mind boggling how when a breed of dog created to have the drive to keep mauling and ignore pain ends up doing just that people say, "What made the dog behave that way?"

It's like asking what made a Border Collie try to herd the family cat.

Anonymous said...

I bet it was 100% pit bull.

They're going to study the pit bull to find out what touched off the violence. Have these people never heard of a pit bull?

Another Darwin Award. I wonder if any of this will penetrate the brains of nutters. They could be next...

NAH! Their pit bull would never hurt a fly, lick you to death, properly socialized, it's the owner, never shown signs of aggression, they were trained to do that, you don't know what happened you weren't there, [insert the rest of the excuses here]