Sunday, October 22, 2017

LOWELL MA - 2 MEAT GRINDING PIT BULLS RIPPED A 7-YEAR-OLD BOY TO PIECES - THE CHILD WAS DECEASED WHEN AUTHORITIES ARRIVED

A Lowell police officer photographs the driveway between 56 and 58 Clare St. on Saturday night, hours after a dog attack ended with the death of a child.
Lowell, MA -- 10/22/2017 - The fence in area where a seven year old boy was killed by two pit bulls is seen in Lowell. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter:

Lowell, MA: 10-22-17: Two neighborhood children pause and check out the memorial at the scene where a 7 year old boy was mauled to death by two pit bull dogs on Saturday on Clare Street. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

***LET'S NEVER FORGET HOW XAVIER STRICKLAND, 4, WAS MAULED TO DEATH BY 4 PIT BULLS IN DECEMBER 2015 IN DETROIT MI, AFTER HE WAS PULLED FROM HIS MOTHER AND DRAGGED INTO THE PITS' YARD THROUGH A GAP UNDER THE GATE WHERE IT CLOSED OVER THE DRIVEWAY!!!

UPDATES:  http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/10/23/lowell-pit-bull-attack-child-killed/

“The kid was playing with a ball, it was about six or seven kids, and the ball went through the fence,” said neighbor Nilda Garcia. “He jumped the fence and the dog grabbed him and killed him.”




LOWELL - A 7-year-old boy was killed after a dog attack in The Acre section of the city on Saturday night.
A preliminary investigation suggests the attack took place when the unidentified child entered a fenced-in area on Clare Street that housed TWO PIT BULLS, according to a press release from the Middlesex District Attorney's Office.
Authorities received a call about the attack at around 6 p.m. and arrived on scene to discover the deceased child, the release states.
Following the attack, one of the pit bulls escaped the enclosed area. The animal has been located and euthanized. The other pit bull is in custody of Lowell Animal Control.
No charges have been filed as of press time, according to the release.
During an investigation of the horrific scene, police tape was used to block a portion of Clare Street at the intersection of Sargent Street. Shortly before 8:30 p.m., District Attorney Marian Ryan was in the process of leaving the location.
An officer was on scene snapping photos throughout the stretch of the driveway between 56 and 58 Clare St. where the attack took place. A chain-link fence separates the property of the residence being investigated from the road and the majority of surrounding properties. The mouth of the driveway is blocked with a gate.
The incident remains an open and ongoing investigation by the Middlesex District Attorney's Office, the Lowell Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police.

http://www.kcra.com/article/7-year-old-killed-by-dogs-police-say/13065380

http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_31393284/boy-7-killed-lowell-pit-bull-attack

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/10/22/pitbulls/KXBLnK3ERGpAXTYs8JUWyJ/story.html




2017 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 26  (12 children - 14 adults)


PIT BULL - 15
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
MA-1
MD-1
MI-1
MS-1
NC-1
NV-1
NY-1
OH-3
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. 

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.


25) 9-27 - KATHY SUE NICHELSON - 61 - CHERRY LOG, GILMER CO GA - She was mauled relentlessly by her friend's pit bull when she got out of her car to walk up the driveway 

26) 10-21 - JAVIAN CANDOLARIO - 7 - LOWELL MA - 2 PIT BULLS 


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.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like your opening statement because I thought the exact same thing. It's very easy to blame a child for entering a yard with two pit bulls, instead of considering the possibility that the pit bulls dragged the child into the yard. The fact that one pit bull escaped shows that the yard was not secure.

Unless there was a witness to how the fatal mauling began, there is no way to know what actually happened. Unfortunately, the end result is the same. The poor child is dead and is being blamed for his own demise. The nutters are once again defending their breed trying to tell the masses that any dog can and has done this.

What I cannot tolerate is, how nutters can accept that pit bulls will kill anyone that steps on their property as being acceptable. SINCE WHEN? What that does not account for is that pit bulls are just as likely to kill off property. We are basically giving lethal dogs a free pass if it happens on their owner's property. Seriously?

Dogs killing humans should not be acceptable under any circumstances, ever! Those are not dogs, nor pets, nor companions, they are dangerous animals, and pit bulls should be banned. Enough already!

Anonymous said...

Apparently the child's ball rolled into the yard; and the child went into the yard to get it. That mistake should not have cost the child his life. Most breeds of dogs would not have killed the boy. I have German shepherds, and they would have loved him as a new friend, not as a fresh dinner.

Anonymous said...

I just read an update, and there are 15 witnesses to this fatal mauling. The one account that makes the most sense is that kids were playing ball, and the ball went in the yard. The victim reached into the yard to get the ball, and the pit bulls pulled him in. It seriously makes me want to faint thinking about how brutally this child was killed, all because of a normal neighborhood occurrence.

If anyone here thinks it's perfectly normal for 2 pit bulls to rip a child apart until the child dies, you are a nutter. There is no defense for this preventable, predictable tragedy. Ban pit bulls and we will never have to worry about this sort of fatal mauling again.

BAN THE BREED END THE DEED

Decatur AL livin nt to 4 pits said...

The nutters are out tonight trying to get their blather about their mutants on my humble little blog. Forget it....there is no such thing as a "Responsible Pit Bull Owner"!!!

Anonymous said...

You are right Decatur AL! There is no such thing as a "Responsible Pit Bull Owner"!

How many times have we heard that a pit bull was not vaccinated? That a pit bull was running at large? That a pit bull was not spayed or neutered? That a pit bull was not socialized, obedience trained, loved, cared for, was abused and neglected, and then dumped on an overwhelmed animal control, shelter, or rescue group?

If nutters were responsible for their inherently violent, vicious, unpredictable, and deadly pit bulls, we would not have daily news stories of pit bull carnage.

Here is nutter logic for you.

"There's no such thing as a bad pit bull, only bad pit bull owners."

Are pit bull advocates doing anything to keep pit bulls away from bad owners? Is there a manual on how to be a good pit bull owner? Are there instructions on how to properly socialize a pit bull? Is there a website where "responsible pit bull owners" can go to learn the latest training techniques? Is there a list of requirements that spell out what makes a responsible pit bull owner?

If all it takes is a bad owner to have a pit bull kill someone, that indicates that pit bulls are dangerous and should be regulated. I believe that's all we are asking for.

REGULATE PIT BULLS THROUGH BREED SPECIFIC LEGISLATION SO THERE ARE NO EXCUSES, CUTE SLOGANS, AND DUMB ADVICE FROM PIT BULL ADVOCATES.

Breed specific legislation works! Hold nutters to higher standards, since they are irresponsible, incapable of understanding that PREVENTION is required when it comes to pit bull attacks, and take their perceived "right to own a certain breed" away. Nutters are so worried about losing their little wiggle butts, but do not care at all when a 7-year-old boy is killed playing outside like every single child in this nation has the right to do.

Human rights over animal rights first and foremost. Anyone that advocates for pit bull rights is a nutter, and unless nutters are willing to hold themselves responsible for their deadly dogs, they are the problem!

Get rid of pit bulls and the death count goes down, simple as that.