Friday, June 30, 2017

CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA - ANOTHER UGLY LAND SHARK PIT HAS KILLED A HUMAN...THIS TIME IT IS A FATHER DELIVERING NEWSPAPERS WHO THOUGHT BECAUSE HE HAD PETTED THE LAND SHARKS BEFORE, HE COULD BE FRIENDLY AND PET THEM THIS TIME TOO!!!



UPDATE:  https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3924710/postie-delivering-newspapers-featuring-front-page-story-about-horrific-pit-bull-attack-is-mauled-to-death-by-crazed-dogs/

A 57-year-old Cape Flats man has been killed in a savage attack by TWO PIT BULLS.


Ironically, the victim was delivering newspapers, which had a front page story about a pit bull attack in another neighbourhood last week.

Police and the Cape of Good Hope SPCA were called to Uintjie Street in Kalksteenfontein just after 11am on Thursday where they found the bloody body of the man.

Chunks of flesh of the man’s neck and arm were ripped off, and one of his ears were missing.

Neighbours say the man, only identified as Willie from Bonteheuwel, had been delivering the Athlone News when the dogs attacked him.

Delivery man mauled to death

The paper’s headline was “Dog attack family still in hospital”, about three-year old Emma Murphy and her grandfather Aubrey Murphy, 56, who were attacked by their neighbour’s dogs in Athlone last Tuesday.

On Thursday, Andy Wareley, the owner of the pit bulls in Uintjie Street, told the Daily Voice his family has had the dogs, Patches and Buster, for three years and is devastated by the man’s death.

Andy says he was not at home but his wife, who was ill in bed with flu, and his 10-year-old daughter were.

His daughter was busy cleaning and had placed the dogs in the front yard.  He claims his daughter had warned Willie not to enter the yard, but he insisted.

“My dogs are normally at the back, but when there is cleaning being done, they are placed in front,” explains Andy.

“The man was at the gate and my daughter told him to please not come inside."
“He had said he knows the dogs and came inside and played with Patches."
“I think the dogs heard my daughter telling him to leave and must have become protective, or the other dog might have become jealous."

“When my wife came outside, she saw the dogs were already on top of the man."
“He ran out and fell outside of the property."
“My dogs have been taken by the SPCA and I am very sad to lose the dogs.”

Willie’s family was at the scene, but didn't want to comment.

A neighbour, who only identified himself as Wally, says he arrived on the scene shortly after the attack and helped put Patches back in the yard.

“They say the man opened the gate and walked inside and the dogs pulled him into the yard."  “I picked up the one dog, the big white one, Patches, and I took him back home.”

Belinda Abraham, of the SPCA, says the inspector was called to the scene.
Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel André Traut confirms the incident and says an inquest docket has been opened for further investigation.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, MONTGOMERY COUNTY OH - AN UGLY LAND SHARK PIT GOT INTO A FENCED BACK YARD AND KILLED A FAMILY'S SHIH TZU



UPDATE:  
Deputies are looking for another possibly vicious dog that residents said is usually seen with the dog that got into a backyard tonight and killed a Shih Tzu mix.
The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center removed the dog described as a pit bull and the lifeless smaller dog from behind the home in the 3600 block of Pittsburg Avenue in Harrison Twp.
Neighbors said they’ve seen the two dogs just recently in the area, and one resident said the dogs chased her back inside the house this weekend.
Samuel Parker, who said he’s only lived in the neighborhood for three weeks, said he’s concerned for the children in the community with the two dogs that have been running around loose.
“These are pit bulls,” Parker said. “You need them on a leash.”
 Deputies on scene said they were not aware of any previous calls about the dogs attacking other pets or people.

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Deputies and animal control officers were called Thursday evening, June 29, 2017, to a house on Pittsburg Avenue in Harrison Twp. after a dog got into a fenced yard and attacked and killed another dog.

FIRST REPORT: 
A deputy and animal control officers were called tonight to a report of a vicious dog that attacked and killed another dog.
The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center responded around 7 p.m. to a home in the 3600 block of Pittsburg Ave. in Harrison Twp. to retrieve a vicious dog that remained in a fenced backyard.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office requested that ARC respond around 6:20 p.m. for the dog.
The dog, described as a brown and white PIT BULL, reportedly entered the yard and fatally attacked a resident’s pet and lunged at the resident, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.
No humans were reported injured.

HOOKSETT NH - A LARGE DOG JUMPED OUT THE WINDOW OF A PARKED CAR AT I-93 REST STOP AND BEGAN MAULING A SMALLER DOG WALKING BY WITH ITS OWNER...THE OWNER HAD A GUN AND USED IT!!!

VIDEO


A man shot and killed a dog at the Hooksett Rest stop on I-93 Wednesday afternoon, according to New Hampshire State Police. Officers say a large dog jumped out of the window of a parked car when it saw a smaller dog walking by.

Witnesses tell police a man tried to free his smaller dog from the mouth of the larger dog, but was unsuccessful. He allegedly fired a single gun shot at the larger dog. State troopers say that dog was killed and the smaller dog was taken to a veterinarian for treatment, but did not appear to have life threatening injuries.

State Police Troop D is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call TR. Mark Barrett at 603-271-3636. 

http://www.wmur.com/article/dog-killed-at-hooksett-rest-area/10237641


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

INKSTER MI - A HANDYMAN WORKING ON A FENCE WAS MAULED BY A NEIGHBOR'S DOGS...ONE DOG CRAWLED UNDER THE FENCE AND WHEN THE MAN TRIED TO GET INTO THE HOUSE IT FOLLOWED HIM...WITNESSES CAME TO HIS AID WITH A 2X4 AND A CHAINSAW!

(WXYZ) - A man is in the hospital after being attacked by TWO DOGS at a home in Inkster.  It happened in the 2200 block of St. Michael.

Witnesses say the man was working on a backyard fence when two dogs got loose from a neighbor's house, with one of them getting under the fence to attack the man.
At one point, the victim tried to get into the house, but he was followed by one of the dogs.
The witnesses tried to get the dogs off the man, attacking them with a 2X4 and a chainsaw.
The dogs were back in the neighbors yard when police arrived, but one of them tried to attack an officer. Witnesses say the officer shot one of the dogs. It is not clear if that dog was killed.
The handyman suffered wounds to his arms and legs and lost a lot of blood. His exact condition isn't known.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

LANCASTER PA - CHARLIE AND RUBY WARFEL WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED WHEN A NEIGHBOR'S PIT ESCAPED ITS FENCE AND JUMPED INTO THE FAMILY'S MINIVAN AND CHOMPED ON THEIR FACES...A GOFUNDME PAGE HAS BEEN PUBLISHED TO HELP WITH MEDICAL EXPENSES

Ruby, Charlie Warfel
                                             https://www.gofundme.com/charlieandruby

The puncture wounds on Margot Warfel's fingers, arms and neck are evidence of her struggle with a dog attacking her 5-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter but pale in comparison to their injuries, the Lancaster mom wrote on a GoFundMe fundraiser page.
Her children, Charlie and Ruby Warfel, were seriously injured after the dog, a 66-pound, male pit bull terrier, broke out of a fence, jumped into the family's minivan and started attacking the kids, according to police.
The family, who has been unidentified until this time, shared their story and asked for help to pay for medical expenses in a GoFundMe page published this week.
“Ruby and Charlie are lucky to be alive after the attack, but they each have a long road ahead of them,” Warfel wrote.
Both children suffered severe facial lacerations, nerve and muscle damages.
Ruby was in the hospital for three days. Charlie is still in the hospital in fair condition.
Charlie may not be able to smile again. One side of Ruby's mouth is drooping, and her left eye doesn't close, she said.
Doctors have told Warfel and her husband, Jeff, that there is hope for both kids, but they will need multiple surgeries over the next several years, she said.
Warfel was helping her children, Charlie and Ruby, out of their minivan outside their Lafayette Street home last Monday when a dog bolted across the street and jumped in the car and started attacking Ruby's face while she was still strapped in her car seat.
“What Charlie and I witnessed is beyond anyone's worst nightmare,” Warfel wrote.
Warfel, who is pregnant, said she managed to pull the dog off Ruby, but it went for Charlie next, who was standing beside her outside the van.
The dog knocked Charlie to the ground. Warfel tried to pry the dog off her son, but it wasn’t wearing a collar and was slippery with rain, she said.
Finally her son was free and said, “Mummy, that was a really bad dog,” she wrote.
She called 911, but didn't want to wait for an ambulance, so she drove them to Lancaster General Hospital's emergency room. They were later transferred to Penn State Children's Hospital.
When Ruby woke up from surgery and saw the scratches on her mom's arm, she said “I kiss your boo boos,” according to Warfel. Ruby loves tutus, Peppa Pig and the color pink.
Charlie's hospital room is decorated with pictures he has drawn. He wants to be a famous artist or writer someday. He also likes Lightning McQueen and the color red. He had been looking forward to starting kindergarten in eight weeks, his mom said.
The 5-year-old male pit bull terrier is being held in a 10-day quarantine at the owner's home in the 700 block of High Street. The quarantine will end Friday, and the owner has volunteered to euthanize the dog, according to police Lt. Bill Hickey.
The quarantine is required by the Department of Agriculture to determine whether the dog has rabies. They last a minimum of 10 days, and the dog warden decides where the dog will be quarantined, according to department spokeswoman Shannon Powers.
Lancaster County's dog warden, Travis Hess, and Lancaster city police's dog enforcement officer, Yadira Garcia, approved of the quarantine at the owner's home. The dog must stay inside the home or locked in a chain-link kennel outside, Hess said last week.
Investigating officer Lt. Phil Berkheiser said last week any potential charges would be filed after the dog is euthanized and the police investigation is done. Information on charges will not be announced until Friday, Hickey said.

Monday, June 26, 2017

VANCLEAVE MS - 3 PIT BULLS BROKE OUT OF A FENCE AND ATTACKED A MAN JOGGING...THEN THE PITS BEGAN FIGHTING EACH OTHER AND HE ESCAPED FURTHER MAULING!

Justin McMillian said he was attacked by three dogs while on his morning jog in Vancleave Monday. (Photo source: Justin McMillian)


















































































VANCLEAVE, MS (WLOX) -

UPDATE: Wade Sistrunk has been identified as the owner of the 3 pit bulls that attacked a jogger Monday morning.  He is being charged with three counts of misdemeanor violation of county leash laws.
Sistruck also had a warrant in Biloxi for possession of paraphernalia.
JACKSON COUNTY (WKRG)  —  Charges are pending against the owner of three pit bulls that attacked a man.
The incident happened around 6:00 Monday morning while a man was jogging on 10517 Paige Bayou Road.
The man said the dogs charged at him and attacked him.
According to Sheriff Ezell, the neighbor came outside, saw the attack and called 911.  The neighbor told authorities, when the dog saw the neighbor they began fighting each other.
The man went to Ocean Springs hospital for medical care.
http://wkrg.com/2017/06/26/update-owner-of-pit-bulls-identified/

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VANCLEAVE, MS (WLOX) -
Justin McMillian was on his morning jog near Paige Bayou Road in Vancleave when things took a sudden, violent turn. Officials say three pit bulls broke out of the fence where they were being kept and attacked him.
McMillian said he was bitten on his arm and leg before the dogs started fighting with each other. That allowed him the opportunity to escape.
Animal control was able to capture all three dogs, however, it wasn't immediately clear who owns the animals. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell said the owner was charged with misdemeanor leash law violations.

Sheriff Mike Ezell stated in an emailed press release, animal control officers caught all three dogs and took them to the county animal shelter. When the owner of the dogs is identified he will be charged with misdemeanor leash law violation. 

(Photo source: Justin McMillian)



BOZEMAN MT - MELISSA BARNES, 65, WAS LEFT BRAIN DEAD AND BEING KEPT ON LIFE SUPPORT FOR ORGAN DONATION BECAUSE SHE WAS MAULED BY HER TENANT'S PIT BULLS

KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

UPDATE: http://www.ktvh.com/2017/06/victim-of-dog-attack-melissa-barnes-obituary 

UPDATE:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4641778/Montana-woman-mauled-death-dogs.html

UPDATE:  http://mtstandard.com/news/state-and-regional/woman-killed-in-dog-attack-near-bozeman/article_77e922ed-872a-59d3-b9da-b4a1a35bf1b8.html




BOZEMAN -The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that a woman died after being attacked by two dogs in Bozeman.  The attack reportedly happened over the weekend, near Huffine Lane in Bozeman.

The woman was airlifted to a Billings hospital, where she died of her injuries.

The two dogs involved in the attack, BOTH BELIEVED TO BE PIT BULLS, are now in quarantine.
There is no word yet on the relationship of the woman to the dogs.

This is a developing story, and will be updated as we get more details.

http://www.krtv.com/story/35750499/woman-attacked-by-2-dogs-in-bozeman
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A woman was left brain dead after being attacked by two dogs near Bozeman on Saturday morning.
Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said the attack happened around 8 a.m. Saturday at 5499 Love Lane. Two dogs were involved, one of them a PIT BULL, he said.

The victim, 65-year-old Melissa Barnes, was initially attacked by the pit bull, Gootkin said, and the second dog followed suit. Barnes was flown to a Billings hospital for treatment and declared brain dead on Sunday, the sheriff said.

Both dogs were euthanized voluntarily by their owners, Gootkin said. The dogs, neither of which had up-to-date vaccinations, were then taken to the Montana Department of Livestock’s Veterinary Diagnostic Lab in Bozeman to be tested for rabies.

Gootkin said Barnes was being kept on life support for organ donation pending the results of the rabies tests on the dogs.

The attack happened in Barnes’ yard while she was doing yard work, Gootkin said. The dogs belonged to tenants who lived on her property.

Gootkin said the dogs’ owners were cooperating with investigators. No charges have been filed yet, but Gootkin said his office is working with the Gallatin County Attorney’s Office in its continuing investigation.

The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office is handling the death investigation, Gooktin said.
Dog bites are a common incident the sheriff’s office investigates, Gootkin said.  “Almost on a daily basis we’re dealing with dogs,” he said. And, he added, “they’re every type of dog you can imagine.”

However, Gootkin said in his 24 years with the department, this is the first fatal dog attack he has dealt with in the area.

http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/woman-brain-dead-after-dog-attack-near-bozeman-on-saturday/article_be0b9cfa-17ac-5acd-9735-c48d7060baff.html


2017 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 16  (7 children - 9 adults)

PIT BULL - 9

PIT BULL/BOXER MIX - 1
BOERBOEL - 1
GERMAN SHEPHERD - 1
MASTIFF/GREAT DANE MIX - 1
2 ENGLISH MASTIFFS - 1 
ROTTWEILER - 1
UNIDENTIFIED BREED DOGS - 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 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. 

10) 5-1  JANE MARIE EGLE - 59- ASHEVILLE BUNCOMBE CO NC - A call was made to 911 about an aggressive dog and when deputies arrived they found Jane Egle unconscious and appeared to have animal bites - the aggressive dog would not let anyone inside the home - They finally subdued the animal and it was reported it died - Seven dogs were taken from the home - 6 Boerboels and 1 Great Pyrenees - According to a relative, her Facebook and Instagram she bred these very large aggressive dogs for sale - Behavior analysts evaluated the dogs and recommended they be put down due to their aggressiveness - But the Great Pyrenees will not be put down and it was determined it was not a threat to society. 

PENDING.....11) 5-7 JAMES DERLE PATTERSON - 63 - JACKSONS' GAP TALLAPOOSA COUNTY AL-  Patterson was riding a small gas-powered scooter about a mile from his home on Alf Road- A caller reported the incident at 4:13pm that "dogs" had attacked a man - He was found unresponsive with wounds consistent with a dog attack and was pronounced dead at 5:37pm -  He was found about 15 yards from where his scooter was found..... in the road - The road is a dead end and located in a rural secluded area - There were "beware of dog" signs posted on the property - The breed or breeds of the dogs have not been identified. 

12) 5-8  KAMIKO DAO TSUDA-SAELEE - 6 MO OLD GIRL - LAS VEGAS NV - First Responders were called to a home around 1pm where a 6-month-old baby was fatally mauled by the family's pit bull they had had for 9 years -  The mother was home with the baby and it was reported that she went to the bathroom and left the baby in her walker with the dog - when she returned the pit was attacking the baby and she got it off but it was too late - The child was later pronounced dead at the hospital. 

13) 5-28 - SUSANNAH JEAN MURRAY- 3 WEEKS - GRAND RAPIDS MI - The infant was left inside a home sleeping with 3 pit bulls free to roam the house on the late afternoon of Thursday May 27 - An adult went inside to check on the child after a reportedly 5 minutes and found the child bitten on the head with one of the pit bulls near her with blood on its mouth - The baby underwent surgery but died on the early morning of Friday 28.

14) 6-1 - MARGARET M. COLVIN - 91 - VIRGINIA BEACH VA - The granddaughter reported that the dog was adopted from a rescue on Wednesday and was brought home and on that day the elderly grandmother was either knocked down or fell inside her bedroom and the 1-year-old 50-pound American Pit Bull Terrier mauled her in a approximately 5-minute attack - The woman died on Thursday.

15) 6-9 - MARCO JUNIOR (MJ) RAYA - 1 YEAR - PHOENIX AZ - The grandmother was caring for the child and had put him down in a bedroom - She then opened an ?outside? door and the Rottweiler came in and grabbed the baby from the room and dragged him outside - An officer arrived and shot the dog to end the attack on the baby and he was rushed to a local trauma center and was later pronounced dead from his injuries - The Rottweiler belonged to a family member.

16) 6-24 - MELISSA BARNES - 65 - BOZEMAN MT - She was attacked by her tenant's 2 dogs while doing yard work on Saturday the 24th - She was declared brain dead on Sunday the 25th and kept on life support for organ donation pending rabies tests on the dogs that were not up-to-date on vaccinations.


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.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

BENECIA CA - CONSTANCE BEUTEL AND HER 2 SCOTTISH TERRIERS WERE ATTACKED IN FEBRUARY BY 5 PIT BULLS THAT ESCAPED A CAR THEY WERE LIVING IN WITH THEIR TRANSIENT OWNER

Scotties Rory and Jesse survived an attack from five pit bulls in February, and their owner wants to see the city’s codes for dangerous animals strengthened as a result.

It was one of the most terrifying moments of her life.  While walking her two Scottish terriers in central Benicia in late February, Constance Beutel and her dogs were attacked by FIVE PIT BULLS THAT ESCAPED FROM A NEARBY CAR.  

“It was a horrifying blur,” she said.
Though Beutel is a veteran of the Vietnam War, she ranks the experience as one of the scariest events she’s encountered.
The good news is that both she and her dogs are OK.  A neighbor heard her struggle and came to her rescue. Her dogs recovered from their injuries, and Beutel said she emerged with only psychological scars.
She quickly reported the incident to the police, who had prior knowledge of the pit bulls living in a car. According to them, the city’s animal control officer had been working with the transient owner of the car to find stable homes for his dogs. Since he was not officially a Benicia resident — he often visits his grandfather, who is — he wasn’t required to adhere to the “three dogs maximum” rule in town and could not be cited.
Beutel got yet another shock when she reported the incident. She expected that the dangerous dogs would be impounded until an investigation took place. Instead, the dog’s owner was only issued citations for having unlicensed, off-leash animals, she said.
It was then that Beutel decided to advocate for changing the animal control regulations found in the municipal code. Beutel appeared at Tuesday’s Benicia City Council meeting to share her story and recommend that the issue be placed on a future agenda.
With her at the meeting were a couple who lost their cat after a dog jumped a five-foot fence into their yard. Though the neighbor’s dog killed their beloved pet, the owner was ordered to keep their dog in a secure area, and when the dog is in public, it must be on a leash and under the control of someone over 18.
Two other people took the microphone during the public comment period and shared stories of loose dogs and dog attacks and the need for better regulation of the issue.
Basically, Beutel and others would like there to be harsher penalties for dogs that bite or kill other animals.
At the very least, said Beutel, if someone has a dog that has been deemed vicious by its actions, a sign should be posted on their property notifying the community of the danger. But Beutel is requesting that the council consider the option of euthanizing dogs that attack or kill  a domestic animal in town, after first impounding the animal and holding a hearing.
She’d also like to see the code updated to cover dogs that “chase or attack domestic animals.”
Were this in the provision, she argued, the owner of the pit bulls that attacked her could have been cited for more than just not having them on a leash and unlicensed.
So far she’s met with responsive ears from the police department and city attorney, both of which recommended she bring the issue to the council.
Mayor Elizabeth Patterson pointed out on Tuesday that the council had left room for discussion on this issue on the table when it revamped the code to include mini pigs.
The council is expected to agendize the examination of the current codes regarding dangerous animals and possibly adopt some or all of Beutel’s suggestions.
“We respectfully ask you to … put this on your agenda before another individual or pet is maimed or killed,” Beutel said.

DEDHAM MA - AN "EMOTIONAL SUPPORT PIT BULL" CHARGED INTO AN APARTMENT AND FLEXED ITS DNA BY KILLING DEAD AS A DOOR KNOB JANE REGAN'S BELOVED SWEET CAT "GEM"

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DEDHAM (CBS) – A cat was killed in a vicious attack at a Dedham apartment complex. A PIT BULL  ran into a Jane Regan’s apartment and killed her cat Gem.
“That was one of the things that made me most sad about what happened to Gem, was that Gem died so scared,” said Regan.
After recently getting a new cell phone, Regan misses her lost photos of her sweet cat Gem. Because the one image she can’t erase from her mind is the way her pet was killed.
“By the time I came in the house the dog had her cornered,” Regan said. “She was dead and it was pretty gruesome.”
gem Emotional Support Dog Kills Neighbors Cat In Dedham Apartment
There is a strict no pit bull policy at the Avalon Station 250 complex, but the dog was still allowed to live there as an emotional support animal.
Jane had been enjoying some sunshine with her daughter and months-old grandbaby. Suddenly the pit bull without a collar charged across their patio and into their apartment.
"Eventually the dog just kind of looked up and walked out, like the game was over," Regan recalled.  "There's blood on his paws and his face and stuff and he's just hanging around." 
Dedham Police responded, along with Animal Control days later. Because of the dog’s violent behavior, property managers told the owner it could not stay in their home.

CANYON LAKE TX - A 5-YEAR-OLD HORSE "MAXI" IS RECOVERING AFTER BEING MAULED BY AN OFF-LEASH PIT BULL MIX



Maxi, a five-year-old horse who resides at the Canyon Lake Equestrian Center, is recovering after being mauled by a dog during an early morning trail ride.

Maxi was playing in the water at the jump lagoon when her owner, Dori Lowe, first noticed a woman with a dog off leash. Dori describes the dog as a PIT BULL MIX. Thirty minutes later, Dori was on the trail behind the baseball fields when she spotted the woman and dog again.
Dori said she was riding Maxi when the dog ran up to them and started biting on her boots. “The dog’s owner said her daughter use to have a horse and the dog loves to play with boots and stirrups,” said Dori.
Dori turned Maxi around with the hopes of getting the dog to go away. Instead of stopping, the dog grabbed Maxi’s tail and started pulling her. “Once the dog tore the tail wrap, the dog bit both of Maxi’s legs and her stomach,” said Dori. “I couldn’t get the dog to stop and the woman just stood there and watched.”
After the dog bit Maxi, it went for Dori. The dog tore her pants, grabbed her by her jacket and pulled her off the horse. Once Dori fell off the horse, the horse took off running towards the barn. “I turned around to look back at the women and she was just walking away back towards the jump lagoon,” said Dori.
Dr. McNeel happened to be at the barn when Maxi returned without her rider. He attended to her wounds immediately. “Fortunately when a horse runs to the barn without a rider, good friends are there to help,” said Dori.
Maxi suffered severe bite wounds to her stomach and both legs. Dori had scratch marks on her leg where the dog tore her pants.
After reporting the incident to the Riverside Police Department, Animal Control and Canyon Lake Community Patrol, Dori took to social media in hopes of finding the dog’s owner. Her efforts paid off. 
Dori discovered that the dog’s owner is a Canyon Lake resident who resides on Longhorn Dr. She reported the information to the authorities who located the owner. According to Animal Friends of the Valleys Animal Control Officer Monique Middleton, the dog’s owner received a $100 Administrative Citation for violation of Running at Large and was put on a 36-month probation Public Safety Order. As a condition of probation, the dog must be on a leash no longer than six-feet and wear a muzzle when in public for the next three years. “These measures are taken to protect the public,” said the officer.
Officer Middleton confirmed that the dog was vaccinated and up-to-date on its shots, but was not licensed. The owner was cited for a license violation.
Dori said the dog’s owner has not reached out to her and, to her knowledge, has not been to the barn to check on Maxi.
Although Maxi’s wounds are beginning to heal, the horse is still traumatized and depressed, and reluctant to come out of her stall.
“She’s been taken off her pain medicine since her ulcers are also a concern. She’s on antibiotics for her open wounds,” said Dori. “We’re just trying to make her as comfortable as possible.”
Since the incident, Maxi has received many visitors at the barn. Dori said she is grateful for the support of the community and her friends at the barn.
“Maxi loves the attention and the carrots she’s been getting from the kids. It is so sweet to know that Maxi is loved by such kind people in the community.”

SANDY SPRINGS GA - A LOOSE PIT BULL ATTACKED A WOMAN AND HER SMALL DOG WHILE THEY WERE TAKING A WALK AT THEIR APARTMENT COMPLEX...POLICE BELIEVE THE PIT BELONGS TO A RESIDENT LIVING IN THE COMPLEX


Sandy Springs police are searching for a pit bull and its owner after a woman said she was attacked by the dog.
Channel 2 Action News acquired the audio from a 911 call on June 9 where a manager of an apartment complex off Spalding Trail Northeast called after a woman was bit in the hand by a PIT BULL. Police told Channel 2 that the victim was walking her dog when a loose pit bull approached them.
Police said the pit bull started attacking her dog and then bit the woman. The pit bull was gone by the time officers arrived. The victim’s dog suffered several bites to the body, police said. Both were treated on scene.
“Dogs are required to be on a leash or be confined. They can’t be out roaming free,” Sgt. Sam Worsham of Sandy Springs police told Channel 2. “Owners can face charges and penalties for having their dogs loose.”
Others living in the apartment complex told Channel 2 they have seen loose dogs running in the area. Police believe the pit bull belongs to a resident living in the complex.

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