Friday, July 21, 2017

FOSTORIA OH - MICHAEL PARKS, 60, LET HIS UNLEASHED PIT BULL OUTSIDE AND IT RAN ACROSS THE STREET AND BEGAN FIGHTING A PIT BULL BEING WALKED ON A LEASH...HE TRIED TO BREAK UP THE PIT FIGHT AND WAS BITTEN ON HIS NEWLY INSTALLED DIALYSIS SHUNT AND DIED

Toledo News Now, News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH (WTOL) -
UPDATE - THE OTHER PIT MAY HAVE BEEN "BADLY MANGLED" IN THE PIT FIGHT:

http://reviewtimes.com/local-news/2017/07/22/fostoria-man-dies-after-attempt-to-break-up-dog-fight/


Tragedy has struck the Dillon Crossing subdivision in Fostoria after a man died while trying to break up a fight between his pit bull and another pit bull last night.
Just after 11 p.m. Thursday night, 60-year-old Michael Parks let his  PIT BULL  Mia outside. The dog ran across Davoli street and began fighting with another pit bull being walked on a leash by its owner.
The fight was a surprise to the Parks' family.  "You can go up and down this street and ask anybody about Mia - Mia was a gentle giant. Everybody loved Mia," said Parks' sister-in-law, who did not want to be identified. "Mia didn't harm the kids, the kids played with her and everything. She was not a vicious dog at all."
While trying to break up the scuffle, Michael was bit directly on his recently installed dialysis shunt and began bleeding profusely. He was pronounced dead at the hospital later that night.
Fostoria Police Chief Kieth Loreno says though you may love your pet, you should never physically get involved in a dog fight.
"Because they're animals, at the end of the day they're going to do what any dog does," Chief Lorena said. "And if you stick your hands down there and the dog is fighting with the other one with their teeth, obviously you're going to get injured."

Chief Loreno says you should always keep your pets on a leash, and be aware of how they act around others.
"Any animal you have, you should really be able to control that animal at all times," Chief Loreno explain. "You should be very cognizant, does that animal do well with other animals, does it do well with adults, does it do well with children. Because every dog has a little bit of a different personality just like we do."
http://www.wtol.com/story/35943544/fostoria-man-dies-after-being-bitten-while-breaking-up-pit-bull-fight




2017 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 18  (7 children - 11 adults)

PIT BULL - 9
PIT BULL MIX - 1 
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
MIXED BREED DOG -1 (Redding CT)

AL-1
AZ-1
CA-1
CT-1
GA-1
KY-1
MD-1
MI-1
NC-1
NV-1
NY-1
OH-2
OK - 1
PA-1
TN-1
TX-1
VA-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. 

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) 5-12 - SANDRA KAISER - 71 - REDDING CT - She was attacked by her own dog at her home - The breed is said to be a "Mixed Breed" and it was a "Rescue Dog" that had been living at that home for about 6 years -  An autopsy was to be conducted...not much information on this one.

14) 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.

15) 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.

16) 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.

17) 7-11 - VINSON TUCKER - 79 - MCCREARY COUNTY KY - It appears that the elderly man had gone to a junk yard owned by Mike Stephens who also runs a towing and wrecker service just down the road to pay a bill - Neighbors say the dogs stay at the businesses and also at Stephens home and this has been going on for quite a few years as there have been liters of puppies also seen on the property and on facebook - At this first writing one video reports that there was a surveillance camera and a detective reported that there was a dog on each arm and on each leg .....so at least 4   !!!!!PITS????? MIXED WITH SOMETHING - 

18) 7-20 - MICHAEL PARKS - 60 - FOSTORIA OH - He was letting his unleashed pit bull outside around 11pm when the dog ran across the street and began fighting another pit being walked on a leash by its owner - Parks attempted to stop the pit fight and was bitten on a recently installed dialysis shunt and began bleeding profusely - He was pronounced dead later that night at the hospital - The article does not say which dog bit him or if both pits bit him.


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...

Why was my initial reaction to laugh at the nutter receiving a Darwin Award? I don't normally laugh at people getting killed by pit bulls, but when it's a nutter getting what they deserve, it's hard not to.

Ask anyone, that Mia, the gentle giant, had been terrorizing the neighborhood for years. My nutter neighbor across the street pretty much said the same thing about his pit bull. "He's the most friendlies, nicest, sweetest, dog you'll ever meet." REALLY? I didn't want to meet your pit bull that was running around my yard without a tag, nor owner the first day you moved in, but that's what happened. The next day? SAME THING! Pit bull running free. Well guess what? NOT ON MY WATCH!

Anyway, back to the story. This is why there are leash laws. You never know how your pit bull is going to react. It's better to have CONTROL, than to try to GAIN control once your pit bull decides "it's go time." Nutters do not want to accept the nature of their beasts. This is why we need BREED SPECIFIC LEGISLATION. Pit bulls are just as likely to kill their owners, as they are their owners' children, or complete strangers. Pit bulls are not really that loyal, they will kill you nutters!

BeKind StopbreedingBullyDogs said...

If pit bulls are loyal, then Ted Bundy was loyal.

I'd be okay if the only fatalities were their consenting adult owners. But maiming and killing victim dogs, humans, horses is not acceptable.