Wednesday, September 27, 2017

SAN DIEGO CA - 2 PIT BULLS BROKE THROUGH A WOODEN FENCE AND RIPPED A SMALL DOG FROM ITS OWNER'S ARMS AND KILLED IT AND INJURED THE WOMAN TRYING TO SAVE HER PET



(KGTV) - TWO PIT BULLS broke out of a College Area backyard, attacking a woman who was holding her small dog, witnesses told 10News Wednesday.
A witness heard screaming and ran outside on Dorothy Dr. near 63rd St. in the College Heights neighborhood. The pit bulls broke through a fence and ripped the small dog from the woman’s hands, witnesses said.
Men who were across the street went to help the woman. She suffered bites to her arms.
The woman’s son picked her up and drove her and the small dog to the animal hospital, a witness said.
County Animal Services later confirmed the small dog had died from its injuries.
The dogs were locked in their owner’s garage for animal control to pick them up, who arrived just after 3 p.m. Animal Services said the dogs will be quarantined for 10 days before they decide to release them.

OHIO - WHY DANGEROUS DOGS ARE RETURNED TO THEIR OWNERS - "THE STATE LAW IS A MESS"

Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

A little girl spent four days in the hospital after a brutal dog attack outside her babysitter’s house. Elmwood Police said a neighbor's dog broke free from its constraints and tore into 3-year-old Elena Durham.
Yet that dog, despite terrifying neighbors who witnessed the attack, was returned to its owners.
Why don’t owners have to give up dangerous dogs when the animals attack? One attorney blames a messy state law.
In 2012, Governor John Kasich signed legislation ending Ohio's 25-year-old law that declared pit bulls “vicious.”
"Instead of simplifying it, it actually made it more complicated," Attorney Mike Allen said of the 2012 legislation change. Allen said the state’s law is nebulously and ineffectively worded, making it tough to prosecute.
SPCA officers enforce the state law and hand out citations to dog owners. After that, the case goes to a judge and it’s ultimately their decision, Allen said.  
The vague state law isn’t the only reason dangerous dogs get back out in communities.
Some communities still uphold their own breed-specific rules – and those rules vary depending on where you live.
For example, the local ordinance in the city of Carlisle declares pit bulls as "dangerous.” In Cheviot, Pit Bulls have been declared "vicious,” while the cities of Fairfield and Norwood ban owning Pit Bulls.
In the case of 3-year-old Elena Durham, Elmwood does not have its own Pit Bull ordinance and a grand jury ruled it OK to return the pit bull to its owners.
"We've had cases where it's gone both ways, the dog's been given back to owners, or we've been ordered to put the dog down," said said SPCA Chief Operating Officer Mike Retzlaff.
70 percent of the dogs being held at the SPCA's Northside shelter are either pit bulls or a pit bull mix, abandoned by their owners or seized after an attack.
Montgomery County leads the State this year as of April, with 245 reported dog bites so far. About 60 of those of bites involved pit bulls, more than any other breed identified in the report.
"The most irresponsible people own the most dangerous dogs," said Allen, who also pointed out that there are plenty of responsible owners who love their Pit Bulls and have trained them properly.
American Veterinary Medical Association points out that owners of pit bull-type dogs deal with a strong breed stigma. The association claims studies have not identified this breed group as disproportionately dangerous. 
“Pit Bull” is an ambiguous name for a breed, the association says. Generally, “pit bulls” are a type of dog that can encompass a range of pedigrees.
Brian Fisch says he was attacked by two dogs who are now in the custody of the SPCA.
"I could feel the teeth sinking into my neck," Fisch said on the Winton Road incident.
The SPCA has been holding the animals evidence, charging the owner 25 dollars a day for each dog.
"This is the same thing as somebody owning a gun, and not having proper training with a firearm. It's something that can take somebody's life very quickly, can escalate very quickly, and unless you have the training, discipline and responsibility to handle that kind of significance, I don't think it should be in somebody's hands," said Fisch.
If the owner, Curtis Burton, wants to keep even one of the animals after the case goes to trial, the city has ordered him to get a $100,000  insurance policy for each dog. Burton appears before Judge Ted Berry on Oct. 5.

http://www.fox19.com/story/36469801/why-dangerous-dogs-are-returned-to-their-owners


BLACKFOOT ID - A NEIGHBOR'S 3 PIT BULLS INVADED A FENCED YARD AND KILLED A LITTLE DOG THEN ATTACKED ITS OWNER WHEN SHE RUSHED OUT TO AID HER PET

A woman was rushed to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center after being severely injured in a dog attack, according to Blackfoot police.

The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. Monday at a home in the area of North University Avenue, according to the Idaho State Journal.

Neighborhood resident Harmony Jones was one of the people who witnessed the attack. She ran out of her house when she heard the victim screaming for the dogs to stop and for someone to call police.

Jones and her husband went to the fenced yard, but did not enter.  She observed three muscular dogs of the same breed on top of the woman and each showed evidence of participating in the attack. She also noticed the woman’s dead dog.

“Her little dog’s body was in the yard and it was pretty tore up,” she said.

Police later determined the victim’s dog was attacked first and killed by the trio of dogs that had come into her yard. The victim went out when she heard the attack on her dog and was then attacked herself.

Witnesses said they believed the dogs, who belonged to a neighbor, were PIT BULLS OR A HYBRID BREED -  and that is what was initially reported to police.

“We called the dogs over to the fence and we were screaming at them so they were no longer on top of her and we called the police,” Jones said.

When officers arrived, they found a 58-year-old woman lying face down in her own backyard. She was severely injured and bleeding from multiple dog bites, including at least one to the face, according to a police news release.

Officers feared for her safety and saw she had already suffered serious harm. To enter the yard and render aid, the officers shot and killed one of the dogs. The other two dogs then ran back to their own yard.

“The dog that got shot was standing between this woman’s body and the fence so the police had no choice but to shoot him to get in there and help this woman,” Jones said.
Officers and EMS were then able to help the woman and she was transported to the hospital for treatment.

EastIdahoNews.com is not identifying the woman at this time.  EIRMC spokeswoman Jessica Clements said the woman was listed in good condition as of Tuesday evening.

The other two dogs were later turned over to police by the owner. EastIdahoNews.com has reached out to the police for clarification on the breed of the dogs and will update this article accordingly.

Police Chief Kurt Asmus told the Idaho State Journal this was one of the worst dog attacks he has seen in his career.



FLINT MI - 2 OF 5 PIT BULLS KEPT IN A SMALL YARD "SOMEHOW" GOT OUT AND MAULED KAREN COLEMAN, 59, AS SHE WAS WALKING TO CHURCH - HORRIFIC FACE INJURIES AND SHE COULD LOSE HER EYE



(WJRT) (9-26-17) - A weekend dog attack left a Flint woman with severe facial injuries and could cost her an eye.


Karen Coleman, 59, often walks by the house and has seen the FIVE PIT BULLS playing in the yard without giving them a second thought.
"They're usually there, but they didn't look combative. They were just walking around the yard," she said.
The next thing she knew, TWO OF THE DOGS  had escaped their yard and she was being attacked.
"They just came right at me, like I had something on that drew them to me." said Coleman
The attack happened Sunday morning as Coleman was heading to church.
"Something just told me to turn around. When I turned around and did that, he grabbed me right under here and the other grabbed me from the back and I'm trying to fight this one off and this one grabbed my face," Coleman said.
The life-or-death fight was on from there.
"i just grabbed it and I was holding it in my hands," she said. "I sprung my fingers trying to hold it and it was steady snapping at me and by that time the other one came around here and grabbed me up here. And he was just pulling and pulling me down the street."
A neighbor heard Coleman's screams and ran over to help her.
"He grabbed that chair, folded it up and started beating the dogs and when he took one off the other would come towards me," said Coleman
When it was finally over, her face was torn apart.
"You see stuff like this on TV and you never think that it would happen. It's all staged, but its for real," said Coleman
She was taken to Hurley Medical Center and then transferred to the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, where she said even seasoned medical professionals were stunned by her injuries. She received more than 40 stitches to her face.
"It's traumatic and God knows it's going to take a lot for me to heal and a long time, but I will recover," said Coleman.
On Friday, Coleman will back in Ann Arbor to find out if she will be able to keep her injured eye.
As for the dogs, animal control officers came to pick them up Tuesday afternoon after the owner surrendered them. They will be euthanized and tested for rabies.



Saturday, September 23, 2017

INKSTER MI - A FAMILY'S 4 PIT BULLS WERE IN THE LIVING ROOM WHEN "SOMEHOW" THEIR 1-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS MAULED BY ONE OR ALL OF THEM - AIRLIFTED TO DETROIT WITH INJURIES TO HEAD AND NECK!!!


A 1-year-old boy was mauled by four dogs Saturday inside a house in Inkster.
The boy somehow managed to get in between FOUR PIT BULLS at the house on South River Park, just off Michigan Avenue.
The toddler was rushed to a hospital in Inskter, but was later airlifted to Children's Hospital in Detroit.
Emergency crews rushed to the house in Inskter just before 9 a.m. Saturday.
"We observed the mother cuddling the baby in her arms while her daughter was on the phone calling for somebody," neighbor Columbus Bridges said.
The investigation reveals the four pit bulls started fighting in the living room. Somehow, the 1-year-old got in the middle of the animals.
It's unclear if one or all of the animals attacked the child, but he was mauled with serious dog bites to his neck and the back of his head.
"The heart goes out for that baby and the family," neighbor Terry Woolford said. "Dogs are dogs, you know, that's for sure, but your baby is your baby."
The dogs are pets who stayed at the home. Local 4 News is told the dogs also bit an adult on the hand and thigh as the man tried getting the boy from the dogs' bite.
"It just takes a second. You can see (that in) a split minute something can happen like that," Woolford said.
Neighbors are saddened to learn of the mauling, and Saturday night they are concerned for the child and his family.
"My heart goes out to the family and I only say God bless the infant," Bridges said.

PIT BULLS UNLEASHED: SHOULD THEY BE BANNED? - THE FIFTH ESTATE



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFa8HOdegZA

http://blog.dogsbite.org/2013/07/beyond-the-interview-essay-of-a-fatal-pit-bull-mauling.html



Friday, September 22, 2017

CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA - A PIT BULL BROUGHT TO A RESIDENCE BY "SOMEONE" AND CALLED "KILLER" BY NEIGHBORS "SOMEHOW" BROKE LOOSE AND DRAGGED A 4-MONTH-OLD BABY GIRL FROM HER BED AND RIPPED HER BRAINS OUT!

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Cape Town - Neighbours of a four-month-old baby who was mauled by a PIT BULL TERRIER  have described in detail how they tried to save the infant from a horrific death.
But it was too late for tiny Fantasia Heneker, who died in a neighbour’s arms.

The baby was attacked by the dog at her home in 10th Avenue in Ravensmead on Saturday and was apparently dragged from her bed while her mom, Robina Abramse, was hanging washing.  Robina was not available for comment on Wednesday as she was busy preparing for her baby’s funeral.

According to neighbours, the dog didn’t belong to anyone and was brought to the property by “someone”.  The dog, which residents have named “Gums” and “Killer”, had been kept on a leash behind a closed gate on the property.  It is not clear how it managed to escape.

A neighbour says it was still wearing the leash when they tried to get it off Fantasia.
The Cape of Good Hope SPCA’s Brenda Abraham confirmed the dog was a pit bull terrier, and that it was euthanised.


Nolan Deerling, 39, a Rastafarian, says he had been smoking dagga when he heard his friend Brendan Combrink’s desperate cries for help and grabbed a spade.  He lives next door with his brother-in-law.

He says Fantasia died in his arms as he rushed with her to Elsies River Day Hospital.
“I was smoking a pyp in the backyard when Brendan came running in saying the baby had been bitten by the dog. I grabbed a spade and when we rushed inside the bedroom, the dog had the child,” says a Deerling.

“We were hitting it with a spade, probably three times, and we threw stones at it. When my friend pulled at the dog, I managed to grab the child.

“Her forehead had a V-like tear and the brains were coming out of the back of her head, I knew she was dead. We rushed her to hospital and later we heard the child is dead.

“That dog looked like it had two heads, it looked like a demon, bloodthirsty, and it would not let go,” he says, shuddering.

Combrink was bitten on the finger as he tried to force the dog’s mouth open.

Captain FC van Wyk says an inquest docket has been opened for investigation.




MANCHESTER CT - A FAMILY PIT BULL CHOMPED DOWN ON THEIR 5-YEAR-OLD BOY'S HEAD AND DRAGGED HIM ACROSS THE YARD - A BRAVE WOMAN ACROSS THE STREET WHACKED THE LAND SHARK WITH A 2X4 TO HELP PRY IT OFF!

WFSB 3 Connecticut
A dog mauled a young boy Thursday evening, dragging the child across the lawn of his home until a neighbor smacked the animal with a board, police said.
The five-year-old boy was rushed to Hartford Hospital with serious injuries, police spokesman Capt. Christopher Davis said.
Police said the dog belonged to the boy’s family at 27 Patriot Lane.
A neighbor said she had just pulled into her driveway and got out of her car when a woman at 27 Patriot Lane, which is directly across the street, came to the front door screaming frantically for the neighbor to call 911. The PIT BULL had the child in its jaws and was dragging it across the front stoop and over the front lawn, said the neighbor, who would not give her name.
The dog had blood all over its face and paws and the child’s head was a bloody mess, the woman said.
The neighbor said she called 911 and ran over, first with a broomstick, but she realized that would not be heavy enough to stop the dog. So she grabbed a two-by-four, about four or five feet long, from her garage and whacked the dog on the head, she said.
The dog stopped attacking the boy after she hit it, but continued snarling and circling the child, she said. The neighbor said she was terrified that the dog would attack her. Police pulled up at about that time and someone in the house managed to collar the dog and bring it inside, the neighbor said.
The woman said she just happened to be arriving home when the attack started.
“I’m glad that God had me home,” she said.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

KNOX COUNTY OH - A ONE-MONTH-OLD INFANT BOY HAS BEEN FATALLY MAULED BY ONE OR MORE OF HIS FATHER'S PIT BULLS THAT RENDERED THE BABY'S HEAD SO SEVERELY INJURED THAT CPR COULD NOT BE GIVEN

According to dispatchers, paramedics and deputies responded about 6:10 a.m. Wednesday to a 911 call from a home in the 16000 block of Wooster Road (Route 3) about seven miles northeast of Mount Vernon. The homeowner, Teddy Hagans, told the dispatcher that HIS DOG HAD ATTACKED AND MAULED HIS BABY BOY IN HIS BASSINET.
Hagans, 25, at one point was asked by the dispatcher if he needed the dispatcher to walk him through CPR, according to the 911 recording. Hagans declined, telling the dispatcher that the child’s head injuries were too severe.
The coroner’s office later pronounced the infant dead at the home. The county dog warden’s office removed TWO PIT BULLS from the residence.

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The boy’s mother, Courtney Cole, 23, a certified nursing aide from Fredericktown whom authorities say is not married to Hagans, was not at the Wooster Road home at the time the incident occurred. She later called 911 twice.
The first call, from her mother’s house, was seemingly to confirm what she had been told had happened. The second call a short time later was to advise dispatchers that her mother was driving her to the scene at a high rate of speed and to ask that sheriff’s deputies please be told not to pull them over for speeding.
Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer has released no further information about the death while the investigation continues.
“There is probably more that we don’t know than what we do know right now,” Knox  Prosecutor Chip McConville told The Dispatch.  Any update will be reported on Dispatch.com as information becomes available.
http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170920/knox-county-sheriff-investigating-report-that-infant-was-killed-by-dog

http://mountvernonnews.com/article/2017/09/20/infant-killed-by-dog/

http://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/deputies-investigating-if-dog-killed-infant-at-knox-county-home


2017 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 24  (11 children - 13 adults)


PIT BULL - 13
PIT BULL MIX - 1 
PIT BULL/BOXER MIX - 1
PIT BULLS AND GERMAN SHEPHERDS POSSIBLY MIXED - 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)
GIANT SCHNAUZER MIX AND LABRADOR RETRIEVER MIX - 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) 5-12 - 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.

19) 7-27 -  JACOB BROOKS - 4 - EL PASO TX - Neighbors report the 4 dogs were aggressive and they often heard them fighting and growling at night - They also report that they often had seen the children playing on the enclosed trampoline and the dogs would not let the children get off - One article is now reporting a neighbor saying the dogs are PIT BULLS AND GERMAN SHEPHERD MIX DOGS.

20) 8-1 - PARIS ADAMS -  20-MONTHS - HARTWELL,  HART COUNTY GA - The toddler was being cared for at his grandmother's home - Apparently the family (mother, aunt, boyfriends, etc.  were involved in the PIT BREEDING BUSINESS!!!- She says that 2 of the pits charged out of the door into the backyard when she opened it and began mauling the child - Apparently...at first readings...911 was not called and the child was not taken directly to hospital ER...instead she drove to another residence to pick up the child's mother (her daughter) and then they drove to an urgent care facility - Where the child was pronounced dead...before police arrived!!! - She was arrested and charged with 2nd degree Murder, manslaughter and cruelty to children and released on $50,000 bail.

21) 8-19 - MICHAEL JAMES OBERGAS - 8-WEEKS-OLD  - HOUSTON TX - The infant was in a bassinet when the parents stepped away - 2 family dogs, a GIANT SCHNAUZER MIX AND A LABRADOR RETRIEVER MIX fatally mauled him - The latest article states one of the dogs was able to open a secured bedroom door and mauled the baby but it did not say which dog did this.

22) 8-26 - ALICIA MALAGON - 76 - CALHOUN COUNTY FL - She was looking after her daughter and son-in-law's dogs while they were away on vacation and took her small dachshund with her to check on them - A pit bull named "Blue" attacked her dachshund and when she came to her dog's aid the pit turned on her biting her over her entire body but especially on her right leg she had a laceration that was extremely deep - She managed to crawl to use a phone but passed out before first responders arrived - She died from her injuries.

23) 9-20 - CONNIE STOREY - 61 - BEATLINE COMMUNITY OF NESHOBA MS - She was attacked on Sept 8 while feeding her son's pit bull and had been hospitalized since the attack - It is reported that both her legs had to be amputated - She succumbed to the horrific injuries  on Weds Sept 20. 

24) 9-20 - UNIDENTIFIED 1-MO-OLD INFANT BOY - KNOX COUNTY OH - The baby was sleeping in a bassinet and in the care of its father when around 6:12am the father found the child with its head mauled - The father had 2 pit bulls inside the home - This first story says that he said "one of his dogs" attacked the boy - When asked on the 911 call if he needed the dispatcher to walk him through CPR he told them that the child's head injuries were too severe - The baby was pronounced dead at the home.


NON-BITE DOG RELATED DEATH

1) 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) 8-2 - WILLIAM GAMBLE - 66 - PALM COAST FL - He was walking his Staffordshire bull terrier on July 30 in his neighborhood when a dog said to be a Plott Hound began attacking his dog - Witnesses say the Plott Hound, that had a history of aggression, came out of its collar while being walked by one of its owners...a female - His dog was injured and he was knocked over or he fell injuring his knee - It is not clear if he was bitten by either dog during the attack but he made it back home and collapsed in his garage - He was able to tell his wife that he had been attacked by a dog before he went unconscious - He apparently suffered a series of heart attacks and died on Wednesday, Aug. 2.

BEATLINE COMMUNITY, NESHOBA COUNTY MS - CONNIE STOREY, 61, HAS DIED FROM INJURIES SHE RECEIVED IN A PIT BULL ATTACK ON SEPT 8TH

Connie Storey
UPDATE:  http://www.neshobademocrat.com/Content/NEWS/News/Article/Woman-mauled-by-pit-bull-remembered-for-sweet-nature/2/297/41778


WTOK) - We have some sad news to report out of Neshoba County. A woman attacked by a pit bull in the Beatline community earlier this month has died.
Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell tells Newscenter 11 that 61-year old Connie Storey died from her injuries at a local hospital Wednesday morning.
Storey was attacked September 8th while she was feeding the dog at a home on County Road 276. Storey had been in the hospital since the day of the attack.
The dog, which was owned by Storey’s son, was put down. No charges have been filed.

http://www.wtok.com/content/news/446242513.html


2017 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 23  (10 children - 13 adults)


PIT BULL - 12
PIT BULL MIX - 1 
PIT BULL/BOXER MIX - 1
PIT BULLS AND GERMAN SHEPHERDS POSSIBLY MIXED - 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)
GIANT SCHNAUZER MIX AND LABRADOR RETRIEVER MIX - 1

AL-1
AZ-1
CA-1
CT-1
FL-1
GA-2
KY-1
MD-1
MI-1
MS-1
NC-1
NV-1
NY-1
OH-2
OK - 1
PA-1
TN-1
TX-3
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.

19) 7-27 -  JACOB BROOKS - 4 - EL PASO TX - Neighbors report the 4 dogs were aggressive and they often heard them fighting and growling at night - They also report that they often had seen the children playing on the enclosed trampoline and the dogs would not let the children get off - One article is now reporting a neighbor saying the dogs are PIT BULLS AND GERMAN SHEPHERD MIX DOGS.

20) 8-1 - PARIS ADAMS -  20-MONTHS - HARTWELL,  HART COUNTY GA - The toddler was being cared for at his grandmother's home - Apparently the family (mother, aunt, boyfriends, etc.  were involved in the PIT BREEDING BUSINESS!!!- She says that 2 of the pits charged out of the door into the backyard when she opened it and began mauling the child - Apparently...at first readings...911 was not called and the child was not taken directly to hospital ER...instead she drove to another residence to pick up the child's mother (her daughter) and then they drove to an urgent care facility - Where the child was pronounced dead...before police arrived!!! - She was arrested and charged with 2nd degree Murder, manslaughter and cruelty to children and released on $50,000 bail.

21) 8-19 - MICHAEL JAMES OBERGAS - 8-WEEKS-OLD  - HOUSTON TX - The infant was in a bassinet when the parents stepped away - 2 family dogs, a GIANT SCHNAUZER MIX AND A LABRADOR RETRIEVER MIX fatally mauled him - The latest article states one of the dogs was able to open a secured bedroom door and mauled the baby but it did not say which dog did this.

22) 8-26 - ALICIA MALAGON - 76 - CALHOUN COUNTY FL - She was looking after her daughter and son-in-law's dogs while they were away on vacation and took her small dachshund with her to check on them - A pit bull named "Blue" attacked her dachshund and when she came to her dog's aid the pit turned on her biting her over her entire body but especially on her right leg she had a laceration that was extremely deep - She managed to crawl to use a phone but passed out before first responders arrived - She died from her injuries.

23) 9-20 - CONNIE STOREY - 61 - BEATLINE COMMUNITY OF NESHOBA MS - She was attacked on Sept 8 while feeding her son's pit bull and had been hospitalized since the attack - It is reported that both her legs had to be amputated - She succumbed to the horrific injuries  on Weds Sept 20. 


NON-BITE DOG RELATED DEATH

1) 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) 8-2 - WILLIAM GAMBLE - 66 - PALM COAST FL - He was walking his Staffordshire bull terrier on July 30 in his neighborhood when a dog said to be a Plott Hound began attacking his dog - Witnesses say the Plott Hound, that had a history of aggression, came out of its collar while being walked by one of its owners...a female - His dog was injured and he was knocked over or he fell injuring his knee - It is not clear if he was bitten by either dog during the attack but he made it back home and collapsed in his garage - He was able to tell his wife that he had been attacked by a dog before he went unconscious - He apparently suffered a series of heart attacks and died on Wednesday, Aug. 2.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

PARADISE CA - OK SUN LEE, 61, WAS ATTACKED BY 2 PIT BULLS AS SHE WALKED AROUND IN HER OWN YARD...THE MEAT GRINDERS KNOCKED HER DOWN AND CHEWED HER LEGS, ARMS AND HEAD!

Action News Now
A Paradise woman is in fair condition at Enloe Medical Center tonight following a vicious PIT BULL  attack in her own yard. 

Paradise police responded to Keller Lane Friday morning to find the woman covered in blood.

Paradise police identified the victim as 61-year-old Ok Sun Lee.
Lee was just walking outside around her house when the dogs came onto her property and attacked.
Police said the woman was knocked down and was forced to curl into a ball as the dogs bit her legs, arms and head.
Lee was found screaming for help on her property as her husband tended to her wounds.
"In my 20 years of law enforcement, this is only the second time I've seen a severe mauling like this. Obviously there are bites, people get bitten, it happens, and a case like this where there really is significant injury, it's very very rare," said Paradise Police Lieutenant Anthony Borgman. 
The pit bulls are owned by two separate owners.  One dog is being quarantined at the Paradise Animal Control Shelter.  The other dog has been removed from Paradise until the investigation finishes.
Investigators will now determine whether charges will be filed against the dog's owners.

http://www.actionnewsnow.com/story/36406822/paradise-woman-mauled-by-two-pit-bulls