Wednesday, January 31, 2018

BLACKFOOT ID - ONE OF TROY SMITH'S THREE MAULERS WAS SHOT WHEN THEY INVADED A FAMILY'S BACKYARD, KILLED THEIR DOG AND SEVERELY INJURED A WOMAN ...NOW THOSE LAND SHARKS MAY COME TO LIVE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!!!


BLACKFOOT — Back in September, a Blackfoot man’s dogs killed another dog and attacked a woman.

Now, Troy Smith is trying to save two of his beloved pets. KPVI reports he was in court last week and now has a decision to make.

On Sept. 25, 2017, Selina Mlynek was found seriously injured in her backyard with three dogs circling her. The dogs belonged to Troy Smith. Last week, he was offered a plea deal in court, and he’s now considering his options.

Blackfoot Police was forced to shoot one of Smith’s dog, Yogi. Smith is trying to save the other dogs, Tokyo and Nilla, who are at risk of being put down.


Smith was charged with one count of having over two dogs, three counts of harboring a vicious animal and three counts of a dog at large, all misdemeanors. He pled guilty to all but the harboring charges.

The prosecution offered Smith a deal that would allow his dogs to live if they’re adopted out of state and if he pleads guilty to one harboring a vicious animal charge.

Smith made a counter offer: to keep his dogs and then move out of town, but he says it’s not over if they don’t accept it.

Smith says, “Then I am totally prepared to go to trial and prove that my girls are not vicious. They’ve just been labeled as vicious. And in America, you are innocent until proven guilty.”
If the case does go to trial, Smith plans to start a fundraising effort to get a lawyer. He says he has a lot of people rallying around him. A petition he started to save his dogs has almost 2,500 signatures.

Smith will have until next Tuesday to make his final decision on the plea deal.  





TIERRASANTA, SAN DIEGO CA - AN ELDERLY COUPLE WERE SEVERELY INJURED BY THEIR MALE AND FEMALE STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIERS



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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - An elderly Tierrasanta couple suffered severe injuries Tuesday when they tried to stop a fight between their two dogs.
The male and female  STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIERS  began fighting around noon at the home on Pallon Way.

The dogs' owner, a man in his 70's, was bitten when he tried to break up the fight. The man's wife was also bitten when she stepped in. Both suffered severe bites and were taken to the hospital.
Neighbors say the couple adored the dogs, and according to the County Animal Services, they have made the agonizing decision to relinquish the dogs for euthanasia because of the severity of the bites and past incidents of fighting each other.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

ASHFORD AL - A CITIZEN VOICES HER FRUSTRATION OVER A NEIGHBOR'S 3 PIT BULLS THAT CONTINUE TO ATTACK AND MUTILATE NEIGHBORHOOD ANIMALS - SHE SHARES HER FEARS THAT IT COULD BE HER PETS OR GRANDCHILDREN NEXT!!!


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Ok to the people of Ashford Al. I need help on what to do on this Matter, I have a neighbor on the back side of me who own 3 pit bulls, these dogs have attacked several times, I have witnessed this three times, to night being one, my daughter had to pull them off of this sweet dog, we don't no who the owner is, so I had to take responsibility for her, as you can see she was chewed up, I had to have her euthanasid and it's killing me even though I don't no this sweet girl, these idoits that own these pits need to pay, I'm so scared there going to get my grandkids next, not to mention they threatened to kill my Poodles, what the HELL is wrong with them, sitting here crying. I need to take them to court. Is there anyone that can help on this case.


BOGALUSA LA - 2 DOGS DESCRIBED AS A "BULLDOG MIXTURE" MAULED AN 8-YEAR-OLD BOY - NEIGHBORS HAD TO PHYSICALLY FORCE THE LAND SHARKS OFF THE VICTIM AND HE SUFFERED SEVERE INJURIES TO HIS LEGS AND NECK - LIFE FLIGHT TO CHILDREN'S NEW ORLEANS

An 8-year-old boy was recently attacked by two dogs and required a trip to the hospital for his injuries, according to Maj. Percy Knight of the Bogalusa Police Department.
Knight said that on Friday, the BPD responded to a call in reference to an 8-year-old male juvenile being attacked by two vicious dogs in the 800 block of Ontario Avenue in Bogalusa. Knight said that the breed of dogs were a BULLDOG MIXTURE.
When officers arrived on the scene they noticed that the victim was severely injured, Knight said, noting that the victim suffered injuries to both legs and the left side of his neck.
Knight said that several neighbors had to physically force the dogs off of the victim. The dogs later attempted to attack another person in the area, and because of their vicious behavior, the dogs were killed.
Knight said that the victim was initially transported to St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington. The victim was then later transferred to Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, where he underwent surgery for his injuries.

DARLINGTON SC - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL "SOMEHOW" GOT AWAY FROM ITS OWNER'S HOME AND ATTACKED A 7-YEAR-OLD GIRL PLAYING OUTSIDE

A 7-year-old girl had to have medical treatment after she was bitten by a PIT BULL Monday evening on Governor Williams Highway in Darlington County.
Darlington County Animal Control officials said they picked up the dog and will quarantine it for 10 days.
Officials with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control said they've been notified of the incident and the pit bull will be housed at Darlington County Animal Shelter to determine if rabies was a factor in the incident.
The girl's mother said her daughter was outside with a friend when the dog attacked and bit her on the arm and chest.
The mother said the dog apparently got away from its owner's home.
She added the pit bull has chased her daughter before.
We will let you know what becomes of this investigation.

AUCKLAND NZ - SUSAN BAKER, 71, WAS WALKING WITH HER BELOVED POODLE OF 7 YEARS "GEORGIE" WHEN A LONE WANDERING PIT BULL KILLED THE SMALL POODLE - GEORGIE LOOKED LIKE SHE HAD BEEN ATTACKED BY A DRAGON AND DIED AND THE ELDERLY OWNER NEEDED SURGERY FROM HER INJURIES

Georgie the poodle was killed in a horrific dog attack in Auckland's North Shore.

A dog attack that killed a poodle and injured its 71-year-old owner has rallied a community on Auckland's North Shore.

Susan Baker, 71, was walking to the dairy with a friend and their two dogs on January 27 when a lone, wandering dog attacked them on Bayview Rd, Bayview.

Baker's poodle Georgie was shaken "like a rag doll", when she got between her owner and the approaching dog.

Baker tried to save her beloved pet of seven years, but it was too late. Georgie died in the car on the way to the vet.

The Bayview community has organised a walk of solidarity, which will take place this Tuesday evening.


Baker's daughter, Fran Hilditch, said there has by an outpouring of community support for her mother.
"She [Baker] is a very, very strong woman, but she's really traumatised by the event."
They were just walking along when they noticed a dark brown "STAFFY-LOOKING"  dog coming up the road, Hilditch said.
"The dog just put its head down and started coming towards them," Hilditch said.
The dog had no collar and wasn't with an owner. 
"Georgie looked like she had been attacked by a dragon,"  Hilditch said.
Baker was also injured in the attack and is recovering from surgery following the incident.
Hilditch said she was reluctant to report the event because of the stereotypes around this kind of dog.
"I just want to raise awareness about an incident that did happen," she said.
Auckland Council's animal management team confirmed it was notified of a dog attack involving a brown PIT BULL TYPE DOG
"This is a traumatic incident for all involved. Our thoughts are with Ms Baker and we wish her a speedy recovery," manager Nikki Marchant-Ludlow said.
"We are currently investigating and following up on possible leads. As yet, we have not located the dog."
If anyone has information about this incident, contact 09 301 0101 as soon as possible.
Give-a-little page was set up by Baker's daughters. The walk begins 7.30pm at Lynn Rd Park, Bayview.


Monday, January 29, 2018

SECTION, JACKSON COUNTY AL - THE REMAINING 4 PIT BULLS THAT MAULED EMILY COLVIN TO DEATH HAVE BEEN ORDERED EUTHANIZED... "YOU'RE LOOKING AT PROBABLY AT LEAST A HALF HOUR TO 45 MINUTES IN BETWEEN THREE ATTACKS AND IT WAS A CONTINUOUS ROLL"

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JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -
A Jackson County judge has ordered four dogs believed to have killed a Section woman to be be put down.
[READ MORE: 1 killed after being attacked by 5 dogs in Jackson County]                                                                                                                                                                                                           Prosecutors argued the  PIT BULLS  should be put to death after killing Emily Colvin in her front yard. They brought in witnesses, including a man who said the dogs attacked his dog that same morning.
The defense argued the dogs were very gentle and brought witnesses who said the four dogs were never aggressive in their presence.
Five dogs were believed to be involved in the mauling death of Colvin outside her Section home in December.
One dog was put down by animal control when they said it became aggressive toward them.
On Monday, a judge took testimony on a state request to put down the remaining dogs owned by Brian and Melody Graden.
Nolan Nicholson testified he came outside with his dogs that morning and his dogs were attacked by the same dogs.
"I beat them off my dogs and got my dog up. She was tore up real bad, covered in blood," he said.
Nicholson said he then went to the Gradens. He said it was when he was leaving that he found Colvin's body.
Rose Frazier testified she was talking on the phone with Colvin during the attack and heard her screams for help. She rushed to the scene only to be attacked herself in front of Nicholson, who was in his car.
"She threw her gun in because she couldn't get it to shoot. I checked it and saw what was going on. I got out of the car and made a shot and they took off," Nicholson said.
It was a deadly rampage, and Nicholson argued the dogs should be put down.
"You're looking at probably at least a half hour to 45 minutes in between three attacks and it was a continuous roll," he said.
The judge ordered the Gradens to pay court costs plus more than $1,000 in upkeep for the dogs. They have 14 days to appeal.
http://www.waff.com/story/37377131/remaining-dogs-from-fatal-attack-in-jackson-county-ordered-euthanized#

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2018/01/judge_orders_euthanization_of.html




2017 U.S. DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 38   (13 children - 25 adults)
(personal tally i keep for my blog)

PIT BULL - 23
PIT BULL MIX - 1
PIT BULL/BOXER MIX - 1
2 DOGS - A PIT BULL AND A MIXED BREED DOG - 1 
PIT BULLS AND GERMAN SHEPHERDS POSSIBLY MIXED - 1
BOERBOEL - 1
GERMAN SHEPHERD - 2
MASTIFF/GREAT DANE MIX - 1
2 ENGLISH MASTIFFS - 1 
ROTTWEILER - 1
MIXED BREED DOG - 1 (Redding CT)
GIANT SCHNAUZER MIX AND LABRADOR RETRIEVER MIX - 1
AKITA - 1
UNKNOWN BREED DOGS - 1 (Johnson Co AR)
7 DOGS CAPTURED - different mixed breeds including Doberman, German Shepherd, Queensland Heeler, Lab and Pit bull - 1  (Modesto CA)



AL-2
AR-1
AZ-2
CA-2
CT-1
FL-2
GA-3
IL-2
KY-2
MA-1
MD-1
MI-1
MS-1
MT-1
NC-2
NV-1
NY-1
OH-4
OK - 1
PA-1
TN-1
TX-3
VA-2

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) 2-26 JAMIE OWSLEY - 21 - QUINCY IL - He was pronounced dead at 3:38am after arriving at Blessing Hospital - A Forensic Pathologist ruled that he died from penetrating and crushing injuries to his neck - His cousin and roommate KERRY TALBOUT II reported that he heard something rustling in the living room and heard the PIT BULL growling - He got up and looked and found 1 of his 3 pit bulls  HERCULES  WITH HIS MOUTH LATCHED ONTO OWSLEY'S NECK - He pulled the dog off his cousin and put it in a kennel - It is reported that  instead of calling 911 he called his grandfather and waited for him to come they took the victim to the hospital - During police interviews Talbout said he kept 3 pit bulls in his apartment:  Hercules a male blue pit, 4, Java, 2, and Hoss, 1.5 -  He said that if Java and Hoss were out of their cages then Hercules would be in his cage because they did not get along - He also said that Hercules had bitten three people prior to biting Owsley including a bite that required stitches.

6) 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 -

7) 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.

8) 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.

9) 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.

10) 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. 

11) 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. 

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) 6-24 - MELISSA BARNES - 65 - BOZEMAN GALLASTIN COUNTY MT - She was horribly mauled  by her tenant's 2 pit bulls while doing yard work on Saturday the 24th - The owner of the dogs was not home - the pits were left with his kids and a babysitter - When they came outside the dogs came running out too with no leashes and the victim was outside doing yard work - She was mauled so severely that she was declared brain dead on Sunday the 25th and kept on life support 3 days for organ donation pending rabies tests on the dogs that were not up-to-date on vaccinations.

18) 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 - 

19) 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.

20) 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.

21) 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.

22) 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.

23) 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.

24) 8-27 - GRACE WALKS - 41 - LAKE WORTH FL - She lived with her father and mother-in-law in the 900 block of Pinto Drive - They had 2 dogs that were registered to the mother-in-law - On this night the parents were not at home and she was found at about 8:15am by a neighbor inside the fenced yard - She was pronounced dead at the scene - The cause of death was determined to be from animal bites and it was not determined whether the male American Bulldog or the female Pit Bull attacked her or if both of them did - Both dogs were euthanized. 

25) 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. 

26) 9-20 - BARRETT HAGANS -  1-MONTH - MOUNT VERNON KNOX COUNTY OH - The baby was sleeping in a bassinet in his father's bedroom - around 6:12am the father found the child with his head mauled - There were 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 - It was determined that their 7-year-old pit bull killed the infant in the bassinet. 

27) 9-27 - KATHY SUE NICHELSON - 61 - CHERRY LOG, GILMER CO GA - She was mauled relentlessly by her friend's son's pit bull when she got out of her car to walk up the driveway - A passerby saw her on the ground and stopped to render aid but the pit attacked him as well - He was able to get inside his vehicle and call 911 - Law enforcement and EMS arrived and finally had to shoot the pit in order to get to the victim - Neighbors report that the dog had a long history of biting people - The dog owner was later stopped in his vehicle along with his wife and small bags in their car tested positive for meth and he was arrested and charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless conduct.  

28) 10-21 - JAVIAN CANDOLARIO - 7 - LOWELL MA - Javian had been playing outside with other children and his older brother when he was mauled by a neighbor's 2 PIT BULLS inside their poorly constructed fence - There were as many as 15 witnesses but none knew what to do to save the boy and as far as I have read none can say exactly how or why the child got inside the fence - There were gaps around the gate that was over a driveway and he could have easily stepped inside to get a ball or he could have been pulled inside by the very large pit bulls - He was reportedly already dead as first responders arrived - The pits could have just as easily jumped the fence!!!

29) 10-30 - SHARON LINDEMAN - 75 - JOHNSON COUNTY AR -The elderly woman was found in her driveway on Monday, Oct. 30,  by her younger sister who had left for work around 8am and came home around 4:15pm to find her dead in the driveway with deep gashes, scratches and injuries consistent with a dog attack - Her body was sent to state crime lab for autopsy - Stray dogs have been an ongoing problem in the area.  

30) 11-3 - SOPHIA BOOTH - 2-WEEK-OLD GIRL - CLEVELAND OH- Neighbors report that the 4-year-old German Shepherd seem to be a "guard dog" and they kept their distance - The dog was in a kitchen area blocked off by some type of barrier or gate and the infant was in a bedroom - The dog somehow broke through the barrier and fatally mauled the baby. 

31) 11-4 - DAVID BARBER - 69 - HAMLET RICHMOND CO NC -  MAULED BY 2 OF HIS 5 DOGS - A PIT BULL AND MIXED BREED  DOG - Neighbors report that he walked his "many" dogs early every morning - He would walk 2 dogs....then walk 2 more....but he always would walk his black and white pit bull by itself because it was "SO ENERGETIC"!!! -A next door neighbor reported that the 2 dogs, R J and Little J, began fighting earlier and the man broke them up - but they must have "retaliate" - because he stopped their pit fighting so they redirected and  began mauling their own owner. 

32) 11-29 -  TRACEY PATTERSON CORNELIUS - 46 - GUNTERSVILLE MARSHALL COUNTY AL - The surviving victim was going for a walk when the 4 pit bulls attacked her. Tracey Patterson Cornelius heard the attack and came out to her aid and the dogs turned on her -  Her dog also came out and was killed in the attack  -  Comments to stories state that the dogs belonged to her brother/and or a family member - Marshall County Sheriff stated it was a horrific attack - The County has only one AC officer for the entire county. 

33) 12-7 - EMILY MAE COLVIN - 24 - SECTION JACKSON COUNTY AL - Deputies responded to a dog attack and were forced to shoot 1 pit bull and another 4 pit bulls were believed to be involved in the deadly attack and were caught and taken to a vet -  The victim was talking on the phone with her friend while she was evidently standing outside her home - He friend heard over the phone when the pit bulls attacked her - She came to her aid and was also attacked by the land sharks !!!

34) 12-11 - DOROTHY FORD - 77 - ALSIP ILLINOIS - A man walking his dog on  the afternoon of Monday, December 11, saw a person being mauled on the ground of the back yard of a home and he immediately called 911 - The dog, a 6-year-old pit bull that lived at the home, had to be shot by officers because of its aggressiveness - Authorities found that the pit bull was a family pet and had been fed well and was well cared for and had no history of aggressive behavior.

35) 12-14 - BETHANY LYNN STEPHENS - 22 - GOOCHLAND COUNTY VA - She owned pit bulls and lived in Glen Allen - Her father said she would often come to Goochland County to walk her pit bulls in a wooded area - He said she had not returned from walking in a day so he searched near an old farm site and found her body and called the sheriff - Her 2 very large brindle colored pit bulls were guarding her body - An autopsy found that her body had been eaten by the dogs - He hair was found in their feces.  

36) 12-20 - CAROL HARRIS - 69 - PHOENIX AZ - Employees at Canine Country Club and Feline Inn noticed the large 6-year-old male Akita running loose covered in blood - They then found Carol Harris in the dog exercise area fatally mauled - She was said to be a big part of AARTA (Akita Advocates Relocation Team Arizona) and volunteered at this facility several times a week - This large facility rents to rescue groups at a reduced cost - The Akita was owned by AARTA and they took control of it and will euthanize it.

37) 12-24 - LORRIANE BROCK SAYLOR - 66 - ARJAY BELL COUNTY KY - A man called 911 and said that his brother and sister-in-law had been attacked by a neighbor's 2 pit bulls - The woman died at the scene and her husband was also injured - Reports say that he was able to shoot both pit bulls killing one of them and the other was wounded - He was carried to a hospital - 

38) 12-28 - DEBORAH ONSUREZ - 56 - MODESTO CA - She was found in the driveway of a residence apparently already dead  - Authorities reported she was mauled by "stray"  or "loose" dogs - 7 dogs believed to be responsible were finally captured - Looks like a pit bull, doberman, German Shepherd - A mixed pack.


PENDING - 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. 




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) 6-8 - SHIRLEY WRIGHT - 89 - TOLEDO OH - On May 6, 2017, the elderly woman was working in her yard when a neighbor's dog charged at her knocking her down on concrete.  She was hospitalized and died on June 8 of complications from her injuries - Her family filed a suit in Lucas County Court against the neighbors. 

3) 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.

4) 10-10 - PATRICIA CROSBY - 53 - DETROIT MI - She was walking to her babysitting job when a pit bull attacked her - Michael Williams a neighborhood watchman heard her screaming for help and ran to her and he had his licensed to carry gun on him which he pulled out and attempted to shoot the pit bull off her - He shot the land shark but then the victim realized she was also shot - She died after arriving at the hospital. 

5) 12-8 - DR. WILLIAM DENEKE - 70 - PINE BLUFF AR - Dr. Deneke had a successful cardiologist practice of 37 years in Pine Bluff - He had been retired for just a couple of years and remained active - He enjoyed taking his pet dogs for their daily walk - They were attacked by a pit bull and he was knocked to the pavement severely injuring his head and brain - He died on Dec. 8 - There were no major media accounts of this attack and the death of this accomplished human being, so we, the public, don't know if he was bitten or mauled in any way or if his pet dog was bitten or mauled - He would probably still be alive if this man-made land shark, otherwise known as a pit bull, had not charged out on them and knocked him down.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

PALM BEACH COUNTY FL - A LOOSE PIT BULL KILLED AN 8-YEAR-OLD YORKIE "JILL" AT THE POOCH PINES DOG PARK - LYING NUTER AWARD OF THE MONTH,,,2 MEN SAID THEY HAD JUST FOUND THE PIT!!!



UPDATE:  REMEMBER FOLKS...A RESPONSIBLE PIT BULL OWNER IS AN OXYMORON - http://cbs12.com/news/local/new-details-emerge-in-deadly-pit-bull-attack-at-okeeheelee-dog-park

UPDATE:  VIDEO

UPDATE:  THERE'S A REAL HERO IN THIS PIT DRAMA...

http://cbs12.com/news/local/lake-worth-man-saves-young-girl-from-vicious-dog-attack

A gray PIT BULL attacked and killed a small Yorkshire Terrier named Jill at Pooch Pines Dog Park inside Okeeheelee Park on Saturday afternoon, according to Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control.
Vincent Johnson of Lake Worth was injured while trying to protect a young woman from the violent pit bull.
“This is so terrible that a dog was lost,” said Leslie Schwettman of West Palm Beach, while walking her 8-year-old dog, Vegas, Sunday morning at the park. “My dog is small, but she’s mouthy, so around bigger dogs, I don’t let her go start something.”
At 3:58 p.m. on Saturday, Animal Care and Control responded to the attack.
In its case report, Johnson said he saw a young woman walking her dog near the handicapped parking spaces. As her dog was pooping, Johnson said he saw the pit bull running loose and started to attack the brown and black Yorkie, eventually killing it.
Johnson tried grabbing the 8-year-old Yorkie and punch the pit bull, but he couldn’t. Johnson said he was bitten on his finger during the incident.
Jennifer Levy, the Yorkie’s owner, said in the case report that the pit bull was shaking her dog like a rag doll and wouldn’t let go.
The pit bull was brought to the park by Fernando Matta Gonzalez and Estephany Marquez, according to the case report. Gonzalez told Animal Care and Control that he found the dog on Saturday at Pooch Pines and that he took the dog to Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League to surrender it.

Gonzalez said he was told the dog had to be current on vaccinations, so he left and returned to Pooch Pines.
The case report says Animal Care and Control contacted Peggy Adams and were told they had no record of Gonzalez or the pit bull visiting the facility.
Animal Care and Control gave Gonzalez a citation for, among other things, failure to properly confine the pit bull and failure to vaccinate the dog against rabies.
The agency impounded the pit bull. Ownership will be under investigation.
Roy Lander, 80, said he got to the park after Saturday’s attack. “It was so grim here,” he said.
Debbie Coppola, 62, said there have been a few dog fights at the park, but no dog was killed. “This is horrible,” she said.
Schwettman said she does her best while watching Vegas. “I watch her so closely,” she said.

VALLEJO CA - A WOMAN SUFFERED HORRIFIC INJURIES TO HER ARMS BY A PIT BULL OUTSIDE A WALMART - THE MEAT GRINDER MAY BELONG TO A HOMELESS MAN - THE VICTIM TAKES GREAT CARE NOT TO "BLAME THE BREED" AS TAX PAYERS FOOT THE BILLS !!!

Amanda Alkhatib was attacked by a pit bull in Vallejo a little more than a week ago, and now, three surgeries later, the small things, like taking a shower without getting her arms wet, are giving her a reason to smile.
And she’s taking this painful, horrific experience to plead with all dog owners, not just pit bull owners, to train their “temperamental pets.” She posted her open wounds on Facebook, showing her bloodied wrists, forearms and hands in the hopes of shining a light on what a dog’s bite can actually do. She is scheduled for a fourth surgery on Feb. 7. She also needs rabies shots.
Nearly 10 days after the mauling, her arms still look as though a shark had taken a bite out of them.
“It feels like you're a kid playing in the snow without your gloves on, numb like that, all the time,” she told KTVU on Tuesday. “I'm going to have these ugly scars for all of my life.”
The 45-year-old mother had finished shopping with her daughter on Jan. 19 and was heading back to her car near the old Walmart on Broadway Street when a pit bull came out of nowhere. 
“There was this pit bull lunging at me,” she said. “I barely had time to put my arms up. 
He was huge, at least 100 pounds. I just remember looking in his eyes. He wouldn't let go. I was just trying to poke him in his eye.”
Just then a man came up and kicked the dog off. She tried to hop in her car to drive away, but the dog lunged again, this time, going for her left side. The man, whom she now thinks might have been the dog’s owner, got the animal off her and she hasn’t seen him since.
She drove herself to Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center, a few blocks away. 
“I didn't cry. I didn't scream,” she said, “until they did the X-rays.”
Alkhatib, who is out of a job and whose husband is an Uber driver, said a police sergeant told her that she was attacked near an area where many homeless people live. He said that he believes they have the pit bull to protect them on the streets, she recounted. The sergeant told her that he had told people at the encampment to tie up a pit bull a little while ago, but he wasn't sure that the dog that attacked her was the same animal, she said.
Vallejo police did not return a phone call or email seeking comment on Tuesday. A receptionist at Vallejo’s Animal Control said she was aware of the attack and the dog, but she referred all questions to her supervisor, who also did not call back.
Alkhatib also knows that blaming a certain breed of dog can open up a Pandora’s Box, and there are many lists and studies that point fingers at various biters and the breeds most behind human attacks and deaths. But she has always been an animal lover and she actually has always liked pit bulls; several of her friends own them. 
“It seems like whenever someone gets hurt by a pit bull, it's the breed that is blamed,” she said, adding that she doesn’t want to turn into a pit bull hater. Still, she said, she wants dog owners to take responsibility for their pets.
And while she's preparing for her fourth surgery and figuring out how to pay for her care, as she and her husband are not insured, she is trying to stay positive.
"I'm learning to celebrate the little things every day," she said, adding that Monday was the first day she could take a shower without getting her bandages wet. "The road ahead isn't so daunting." 
If you're interested in helping, Alkhatib's family has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for medical expenses.

http://www.ktvu.com/news/warning-graphic-images-woman-mauled-by-pit-bull-in-vallejo

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Amanda Alkhatib added 4 new photos.
Thank you everyone for your prayers and well wishes. It sure lifted my spirits to see each of your messages today. Looks like I’ll be here another couple of weeks to prepare a large open wound for skin graphs. ☹️ This photo is very gross so please excuse me for sharing it. I want people to see the damage done by this dog, and I was a lucky one... my major tendons, muscle and nerves are still intact.
I hope I can reach at least one person to make the choice to raise this breed with love and responsible training so this does not happen to someone else.
Tomorrow a new procedure... rabies treatment s
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Amanda Alkhatib added 4 new photos.
Please say a prayer for me tonight as I prepare for my 3rd surgery since Friday when I was mauled by a stray pitbull here in Vallejo. It’s been an extremely hard and painful few days and tomorrows procedure will tell whether additional surgery and skin graphs will be needed. As for pet owners with temperamental dogs please be responsible for your pets this could have been a child!!!
Here are just a couple photos many are too bad to post. Keep me in your prayers




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