Friday, March 30, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE FL - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL MAULED NOAH CURIEL, 10, AFTER HIS BALL BOUNCED INTO THEIR YARD AND HE KNOCKED ON THE DOOR TO RETRIEVE IT

(WSVN) - A boy is recovering at the hospital after, his father said, he was attacked by his neighbor’s  PIT BULL  in North Lauderdale, Wednesday afternoon.
Ten-year-old Noah Curiel suffered serious injuries to his head, face and ear, but a photo shows the boy smiling as he sat in his hospital bed at Broward Health Medical Center.
His father, Dagmar Curiel, said the boy got the injuries after his ball accidentally bounced into the neighbor’s yard.
“He went to the house and knocked on the lady’s house, and the lady let him into the house,” said the elder Curiel.
What the boy didn’t know was that his neighbor’s pit bull had not been put away, even though she claims she did. “Someway, somehow, the dog came loose and attacked my son,” he said. “His face is all torn up.”
The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident, and so is Animal Control, who said they’ve been unable to make contact with the pit bull’s owner.
A 7News crew knocked on the owner’s front door on Friday, but no one answered. When asked through a window whether she knew anything about the attack, she told the news crew to leave.
The boy’s father said he just wants the pit bull’s owner to take responsibility and to make sure it’s safe for his son when he brings him home from the hospital.
“I go there at nighttime and stay with him,” said Curiel. “He looks OK, the swelling’s going down. He’s going to need some plastic surgery.”
The boy has undergone one surgery and could end up having more. He is expected to remain at the hospital for the next several days.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

ROANOKE VA - AN ENGLISH BULL TERRIER WENT ON A RAMPAGE IN DOWNTOWN .. DESPITE BEING PEPPER SPRAYED AND BEAT WITH A HAMMER IT MANAGED TO ATTACK 2 PEOPLE.. A MAN SHOT IT!



The attack occurred on Campbell Avenue in front of Mr. Bill's hair shop after the dog got loose. 
One of those victims escaped the dog's clutches and rushed into Total Action for Progress, where Robert Farrar heard a gunshot.
“We heard a lady screaming and the next thing we heard was a guy just screaming; it was god awful.  They both had just been mauled by the dog,” Farrar said.

The dog had a history of attacking people and would not stop even after being pepper-sprayed. (Source: WSLS/CNN)
Paul Burek saw it all unfold and rushed to help. He had a gun in his car and shot the dog after everything else failed to stop the attack.
10 News talked exclusively with him about firing two shots at the English bull terrier.
They pepper sprayed the dog. They beat it with a hammer. Somebody was screaming to shoot it and I, fortunately, had a gun in the car and I went and got my gun and once it pulled away from the people and started walking across the road I shot it,” Burek said.
Wanda Wolfe who owns Mr. Bill's was just inches away from the commotion. She said her partner also tried to intervene. 
“He tried to get the man to come in here and the dog then tried to come after Steve, my partner,” Wolfe said. "And another man was trying to fight the dog to keep it from coming in here.” 
Witnesses told 10 News they have had interactions with the aggressive dog before.
Burek says he believes he did the right thing.
“Somebody's screaming 'shoot it!' and I thought, concealed carry, somebody around here has got a gun. Fortunately, I had a gun,” Burek said.
The dog survived the gunshots but was later euthanized at Angels of Assisi, because of the severity of its injuries.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

THE BRONX NEW YORK - A PIT BULL "SOMEHOW GOT OUT" AND HEADED FOR A PLAYGROUND AT EASTCHESTER GARDENS AND ATTACKED A WOMAN WHO WAS TRYING TO PROTECT KIDS TEARING HER EAR OFF





A woman in the Bronx was seriously injured when she was attacked by a  PIT BULL  Wednesday afternoon.

Police say the dog got away from its owner -- either ran off on a leash or out of a backyard -- and attacked the woman at the playground of the Eastchester Gardens Houses just before 4 p.m.

The woman was reportedly attacked while protecting some kids from the animal.

Authorities say the victim had her ear torn off and also suffered a bite on her hand.

The attack continued until the owner arrived and was able to grab the dog.

The victim was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.

The dog was captured, and the investigation is ongoing.

http://abc7ny.com/pets-animals/woman-protecting-kids-has-ear-bitten-off-in-pit-bull-attack/3274596/


REFORM, PICKENS COUNTY AL - A FRIEND'S PIT BULL MAULED TANNER SMITH, 17 MONTHS OLD, LEAVING HIM WITH HORRIFIC INJURIES TO HIS NECK, FACE, HEAD AND HIS EAR HAD TO BE SEWN BACK ON ... IT WAS BECAUSE OF STUFFED ANIMALS!!!



(WIAT)-A young child is recovering after he was attacked and mauled by a dog four days ago in Pickens County.  The child had to get dozens of stitches at Childrens Hospital in Birmingham.


17 month old Tanner Smith was released from the hospital and is now home recovering with his mother.  Sheriff David Abston says the victims family was visiting friends at a home on Cunningham Road in reform Friday when the attack happened.
"Well the dog liked to play with stuffed animals and they would play tug of war with him.  And the dog liked to bite on stuffed animal toys.  And I think that is what led to what happened here with this dog attack".
Tanner Smith was on the porch when the residents  PIT BULL DOG  bit the child in the neck and head. Sheriff Abston says the animal was too dangerous to be captured so the Pit Bull mix had to be euthanized.
"Well it was just heartbreaking to see the child suffer, he had wounds to his ear and face and head area.  But seeing him today and the good job doctors did at Childrens hospital and the stitches look good and he is healing fast and we are thankful the child is doing well".
Abston says the dog's owner will not face criminal charges. 


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

JONESBORO GA - WHEN SCHANTEL MITCHELL, COMPUTER GEEK AND MOTHER OF 2 BOYS, SAW A NEIGHBOR BEING ATTACKED BY HIS LARGE DOG, SHE GRABBED A METAL BAT AND RUSHED OUT TO TRY AND DRAW THE MONSTER AWAY ... THEN IT TURNED ON HER!!!

Neighbor intervenes, is injured when pet dog attacks his owner

It’s been one month since Schantel Mitchell put herself between a neighbor and an attacking dog, leaving her injured, out of work and, sometimes, afraid to go outside.

“I don’t know, I’m still working out how I feel about goldfish right now,” Mitchell said when asked her feelings on dogs after a  RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK MIXED BREED  attacked her Feb. 24. “I find myself always looking around, waiting.”
She said she never planned to intervene, to draw away the huge dog working to rip apart the man’s arm. She did not expect to have to hold the dog’s jaws apart with her fingers to keep him from sinking his teeth into her face. Even today, Mitchell said she doesn’t know how she managed it, or how the damage to her arm, hands, upper leg and ankles wasn’t worse.
“I’m not a fighter or a boxer — I wish I was,” Mitchell said. “I’m a computer geek.”
Mitchell, an IT manager at Georgia Tech, was at her Pineland Drive home with her two young sons that afternoon when she said she could hear someone in distress through her open window. It didn’t register with her at first, until she listened closer and realized a man down the street was screaming for help, rolling around on his lawn with what appeared to be a large red dog.
After situating her sons, ages 6 and 9, with a computer game and praying they wouldn’t follow her outside, Mitchell grabbed a metal baseball bat and her cell phone and headed out to investigate.
She thought she might just call 911 and wait for help to arrive. But the call dropped, and a second attempt to reach emergency dispatch wouldn’t go through. No one else was coming to the elderly man’s aid, she said.
“I thought surely somebody would come for help. It was just silence,” she said, remembering looking around for someone bigger, more capable. “The dog had just completely stripped everything away… I could see daylight through his arm.”
Finally, at about 1:10 p.m., Mitchell connected with a dispatcher and help was on the way, but the dog was not relenting.
“It came down to this in my head: help him or leave, because I couldn’t just stand there and watch it happen,” she said. A woman of faith, Mitchell said she prayed and then swung her bat, over and over, striking any part of the attacking dog she could.
The man continually called for help from the ground. He began calling the dog by his name, Champ, and it became clear to Mitchell that she was attempting to save the man from his own pet.
“It was like hitting a tree trunk,” she said. She thinks she may have been swinging the bat five or 10 minutes before she finally got the dog’s attention, and he turned on her.
“He just kept coming.”
Eventually Mitchell lost her footing, and the bat, and the dog was on top of her. Her hands found the dog’s mouth.
“I put my hands in his mouth, it was my only thought to protect my face… I was so shocked,” she recalled. “I said a little prayer, I just whispered, ‘Jesus,’ and I got so calm.”
She said she remembered holding the dog off while her mind wandered, wanting something else to think about other than the struggle. She looked up at the sky and down the street while she hoped for help, willing her children would not be the ones to attempt it.
It would take one brief reprieve and a renewed attack against the severely wounded man before emergency medics arrived. A male neighbor stepped in to give her a window to run, stumbling on injured ankles, to the waiting ambulance. The dog was shot at the scene by the first arriving Clayton County police officer.
In all, Mitchell said the ordeal lasted about 20 minutes.
According to police spokeswoman Sgt. Ashanti Marbury, witnesses told police that the attack started while the man was walking his dog. “The witnesses also advised that the dog has attacked the owner in the past in a similar manner for which he had to seek medical attention,” Marbury said in a statement.
Mitchell and the man, whom Mitchell still has never met, were both transported to Grady Memorial Hospital. Mitchell was treated for her injuries, and police said the man sustained a broken arm and “major damage to his ligaments.”
A friend said Mitchell is always one to help, but before this happened, she would have never thought Mitchell capable of such a feat.
“Her body is all messed up and her life is interrupted because she went out and did something for somebody else, and she would do whatever she can for people,” said Rosalind Ferrell. For her children, Ferrell said she imagined Mitchell would do anything, but for a stranger? She said she was impressed.
“You’ve given a part of your life for somebody else’s life,” Ferrell said.
Ferrell, a former coworker, considers Mitchell like her daughter. She said Mitchell didn’t hesitate to help when Ferrell fought her own medical battle, and Ferrell wants to do the same. A GoFundMe account set up to hire housekeeping and cooking services for Mitchell as she recovers has raised more than $6,000.
The page can be found by searching “Schantel’s Recovery” on GoFundMe.com.
Mitchell is hoping to return to work next month and anticipates another four to six weeks of physical therapy before she can walk and use her left arm properly.
“It’s one of those things you just don’t know what you would do,” Mitchell said, reflecting on the attack. “You always think you’d be the one to help.”

BREVARD NC - A TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY DEPUTY WAS ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL AS HE WAS RESPONDING TO A DISTURBANCE CALL - HE SHOT THE DOG KILLING IT AND WAS GRAZED IN THE HAND BY THE BULLET

(WNCN) - A Transylvania County deputy is in the hospital after he was seriously injured in a dog attack while responding to a call Monday afternoon, officials said.
According to the Sheriff's Office, the deputy was responding to a disturbance call at a home on East Fork Road near Brevard just before 5 p.m. when he was attacked.
During the attack, the deputy fired a shot from his handgun at the "violent animal" and was grazed in the hand by the bullet, the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
However, the deputy was also attacked by the dog, which caused the majority of his injuries, officials said.
The deputy was taken to Mission Hospital in Asheville with serious but non life-threatening injuries.
The deputy is expected to undergo emergency surgery for his injuries.
WHNS reported the dog was a  PIT BULL  and died from the shooting from the deputy.



Monday, March 26, 2018

NORTHPORT AL - RESIDENTS IN THE SMITH ACRES SUBDIVISION ARE DEMANDING A PIT BULL RESCUE OPERATION IN A HOUSE BE SHUT DOWN AFTER ONE NEIGHBORHOOD PET WAS ATTACKED TWICE!!!

WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

People in Northport are demanding a dog rescue operation be shut down.

They said  PIT BULLS  at the rescue attacked their pets.

The Northport City Council and Mayor listened to complaints and now they are taking a closer look at that dog rescue operation.

One of the neighbors describes his dog's injuries from a recent attack as brutal.

“She's been attacked by the same dog from the same house, same home, at least two different times,” said Jarrod Shirley.

Shirley said as a result of one of those attacks, his dog has large swelling in the neck.

“It's not okay for it to happen to a dog but it's going to happen to a human if it don't stop,” said Shirley.

He and other neighbors said this dog rescue operation has been running out of this home in the Smith Acres subdivision for years.

Jo Kilgore lives in the neighborhood and said with NEARLY 20 PLUS DOGS COMING IN AND OUT, THE HOUSE HAS GOTTEN OUT OF CONTROL. 

“They are scary when you walk by back there and I walk my dog around the house everyday and it just scares me. They're going to get through the fence and get me,” said Kilgore.
“I call this a life or death situation,” said Shirley.
I tried to talk to someone at the home where the alleged dog rescue operation is but no one came to the door.

Mayor Donna Aaron said they're looking at their current city codes to see if she's violating their 'three dogs per every few feet rule in a home'. “We want to do what we can to make you all feel safe in your homes and in your neighborhoods,” said Aaron.

Neighbors are worried without the city's help, the chaos next door will continue.

“They're saying now they're getting out of it. They've done that 5 or 6 times,” said Shirley.

Shirley said he plans to take legal action following the second attack of his dog.



KANSAS CITY MO - 2 PIT BULLS "SOMEHOW GOT OUT" AND ATTACKED A USPS MAIL CARRIER - AN OFFICER SHOT ONE PIT WHEN IT CHARGED HIM

A Kansas City, Missouri Police officer shot a  PIT BULL  Friday afternoon after the dog bit a USPS mail carrier.
Officers and Animal Control responded around 4:30 p.m. local time Friday to the 1500 block of NE 79th Street on the call.
According to police notes, they located two “large, aggressive pit bull dogs” on the scene.
While the animal control officer attempted to capture the dogs, one of them charged toward the officer, prompting the officer to open fire on the dog, striking it in the shoulder.
The second dog ran away back to the residence it had escaped from where it was eventually captured.
A few minutes after being shot, the dog jumped up and ran around a house where animal control captured it.
During the course of the investigation, officers spoke with the owner of the two dogs.
The owner was “belligerent” and did not want to accept responsibility for the dogs running loose in the neighborhood, according to police. 

MILWAUKEE WI - HONG SAENGSAMLY, 49, WAS MAULED TO DEATH BY ONE OR BOTH OF HER PIT BULLS



A Milwaukee woman was found dead in her near west side home after being mauled to death by at least one of her pet dogs, according to the Milwaukee County medical examiner's office.

Hong Saengsamly, 49, was found by her son about 10 p.m. Saturday in the kitchen of her home in the 500 block of N. 28th St., according to a medical examiner's report.

Saengsamly suffered multiple puncture and blunt force injuries on her arms and shoulders and her death was due to "mauling by dogs," according to the report.

A  PIT BULL-TYPE DOG  that appeared to be guarding her body became hostile with the son before he fatally shot the animal, according to the report.  A Chihuahua-type dog and another pit bull-like dog were found in the residence and turned over to the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission, the medical examiner's office said.

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/milwaukee/2018/03/26/milwaukee-woman-mauled-death-least-one-her-pet-dogs/460444002/


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A 49-year-old woman found dead in her Merrill Park neighborhood home over the weekend was mauled to death by her dog, a medical examiner report released Monday said. 

Hong Saengsamly, of the 500 block of North 28th Street, was found dead in her home late Saturday by her son conducting a well-being check, the report said.

Saengsamly was last seen alive by her daughter on Friday evening. The woman's son, identified in the report as Jack, paid a visit on Saturday after family members were unable to reach Saengsamly.

Jack reported that when he entered the home, he was greeted by the woman's dogs, who were guarding the body and growling. Jack shot one dog twice, the report said.

Saengsamly had three dogs in the home. One was a smaller dog, possibly a chihuahua, which had blood on its body. Two others were possible PIT BULLS, one of which was the animal that was found with two gunshot wounds.

Saengsamly's cause of death was listed as "multiple puncture and blunt force injuries" due to "mauling by dogs."

http://www.wisn.com/article/medical-examiner-milwaukee-woman-mauled-to-death-by-her-own-dog/19600681



2018 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 7  (4 children - 3 adults)


PIT BULL - 4 (KY, LA, OK, WI)
PIT BULL MIX - 2 (MO, TX)
WOLF/MALAMUTE MIX - 1  (VA)



KY - 1
LA - 1
MO - 1
OK - 1
TX - 1
VA - 1
WI - 1


FAMILY PIT KILLED OWNER - 2
FAMILY'S PIT MIX KILLED 4-YEAR-OLD BOY - 1
BOARDING PIT KILLED KENNEL WORKER - 1
ADOPTED PIT KILLED CHILD - 1
BABYSITTER'S PIT MIX KILLED 13 MO OLD GIRL - 1
FAMILY  WOLF/MALAMUTE MIX KILLED 8-DAY-OLD INFANT - 1


1)  1-9 - LAURA WILLIAMS RAY - 50's - BROWNSVILLE QUACHITA PARISH LA - She died from injuries after a pit bull mauled her at the Happy Hounds pet boarding facility where she worked - A FB friend said she was cleaning a kennel around 11pm when the 50 pound pit attacked her -  The owner had signed a form for the pit saying it was not aggressive and had never shown aggression - She was the mother of 4 children.

2) 1-15 - RYLEE MARIE DODGE - 3 - DUNCAN OK - Officers responded to a call of a child being attacked by a dog inside a home - The pit bull had been given to the child's father by a friend about 5 days previous and was being kept at his mother's house in a fence that went around the front yard - The young father said in a video that he had left the child with his mother to go visit his brother for about 20 minutes when he received a call about the attack - He rushed back home to find his mother laying on the pit bull to try and keep it from continuing to attack his daughter - He said that the child opened the door and the pit bull rushed in and began the attack and that there was blood all through the house - His mother was injured from trying to keep the dog off his daughter.  

3) 2-15 - DAVID G. BROWN - 46 - OWENSBORO KY - At least 3 dogs were living at the home - one of the dogs tried to attack responding officers and was shot and killed - Comments on Facebook from witnesses are calling the maulers  PIT BULLS - They are saying that 2 of the 3 meat grinders were involved in the attack - Apparently the victims Pits were fighting and they intervened to try and separate them - His wife Dana was injured and he died  "from a heart attack due to complications from the injuries of the dog attack".


4) 3-7 - UNIDENTIFIED 8-DAY-OLD INFANT GIRL -  LEE COUNTY VA - Sheriff Gary Parsons confirmed that about 11:46am Wednesday a large Shepherd type dog mauled an 8-day-old girl in her bassinet and she suffered extensive injuries to her upper body - A family member  first drove her to Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap - From there she was taken to Kingsport and then flown to UT Medical Center where she died about 4pm - Another news report said the dog was a "Mixed Breed - Then the final word came that the animal that killed the 8-day-old infant in her bassinet was a male 3/1/2 year old WOLF/MALAMUTE MIX. 

5) 3-9 - LOXLI WILLOW CHAVEZ - 13 MONTH OLD GIRL - CAPE GIRARDEAU MISSOURI - Babysitter's  male Pit Bull Mix said to be around 40 pounds mauled the toddler to death - Cape Girardeau Police Facebook comments are about the only information coming out - Even the gofundme site tells us nothing but the baby's name -.........


6) 3-24 - HONG SAENGSAMLY - 49 -  MILWAUKEE WI -  She was last seen by her daughter on  23 Friday evening - Her son went to check on her Saturday and found her fatally mauled - He shot one of her 2 pit bulls - Her cause of death was listed as blunt force injuries and multiple punctures due to mauling by dogs. 

7) 3-25 - NOAH TREVINO - 6 - CONVERSE BEXAR CO TX - The family's large black and white Pit Bull Mix was tied up in the back yard and  Noah was playing - A relative looked out and saw the dog had the child by the neck shaking him - The family started CPR to  resusitate him and he was air lifted to hospital but was pronounced dead.





Sunday, March 25, 2018

CONVERSE, BEXAR COUNTY TX - A FAMILY'S LARGE "MIXED BREED" DOG FATALLY MAULED THEIR 4-YEAR-OLD BOY



HERE'S THE MIXED BREED KILLER



https://www.gofundme.com/noah-trevino

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5544295/Four-year-old-boy-attacked-shaken-death-family-dog.html


A 4-year-old boy in Converse was killed following an attack by his family’s pet dog Sunday afternoon, officials said. 

A Bexar County Sheriff’s Office statement said the boy, identified later as Noah Trevino by the Bexar County Medical Examiner, was airlifted to an area hospital in serious life-threatening condition after being found with his neck in the jaws of the large, MIXED-BREED DOG.  The incident occurred in the backyard of Trevino’s home on the 8900 block of Twincreek Farm.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Elizabeth Gonzalez said the family freed Trevino from the dog’s hold and began performing CPR until deputies arrived and took over.

Trevino was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The dog is reportedly in the custody of Bexar County Animal Control and is expected to be euthanized.

The last reported fatal dog attack in San Antonio occurred in 2014 when two mixed-breed pit bulls crawled under a fence and attacked Petra Aguirre, 83, while she fed her cats.

According to a previous report in the San Antonio Express-News, in the past fiscal year there were 15 dog attacks in San Antonio resulting in serious bodily injury requiring hospitalization, and 36 dogs were deemed dangerous. This fiscal year, starting in October, nine serious bodily injury cases have occurred and ACS has deemed 23 dogs dangerous.

In January, Alphonso McCloud was sentenced to four years in prison and Stanyelle Miles-McCloud received 10 years of probation after being convicted of a dangerous dog attack that caused serious bodily injury. The couple’s pit bull, Bully, attacked neighbor, Doris Mixon Smith, whose arm was ripped off under her elbow and face suffered massive injuries.


aluna@express-news.net
Staff Writers Melissa Stoeltje and Vincent T. Davis contributed to this report.

https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Four-year-old-Converse-boy-killed-by-family-dog-12780668.php
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Authorities identified the 4-year-old boy who was killed Sunday evening after he was bitten by a dog in his own backyard.
Noah Trevino, 4, was pronounced dead at the hospital. The Bexar County Medical Examiner has not determined the cause or manner of death.
Authorities were called to the 8900 block of Twin Creek Farm at about 3:45 p.m. for reports of a dog bite. The Bexar County Sheriff's Office said the 4-year-old was in the backyard Sunday with the family dog, when the "LARGE MIX BREED"  dog bit him on the neck. His uncle told police that he went outside and the family started CPR to resuscitate the child.
Authorities said the child was airlifted to University Hospital with life-threatening injuries and "excessive trauma." He was later pronounced dead at the hospital, officials said.
The family said the dog has never attacked people. The dog will likely be taken by animal control, authorities said.
This is a developing story. We will have the latest tonight on our newscasts at 9 and 10 p.m.

http://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/4-year-old-boy-killed-after-being-bitten-by-family-dog

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The medical examiner's office has identified the 4-year-old boy who was fatally attacked by his family's dog Sunday afternoon as Noah Trevino.


According to the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Noah was playing in the backyard of his home in the 8900 block of Twincreek Farm. Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said the dog was tied up when he attacked the child.
"It appears that the child may have gotten too close to the dog," Salazar said. "One of the relatives of the child actually looked out into the backyard and saw that the dog had his mouth around the little boy's neck and was shaking him."
Salazar said Noah was found lifeless. Family members attempted to administer first aid, but were unsuccessful. He was airlifted to the hospital where he was declared dead.
In response to the fatal dog attack, Salazar said a child should never be left alone with a dog, even if it's not known to be vicious.
"This was a family dog," Salazar said. "Even if the dog doesn't show any outward signs of aggression, sometimes they can be unpredictable. So, it's best to always be vigilant when you're dealing with a small child and a dog like that."
Bexar County Animal Control took the dog, which they described as a "MIXED LARGE BREED." It will be held for overnight observation and tested for rabies before being euthanized, according to authorities.
https://www.ksat.com/news/4-year-old-boy-dies-after-being-attacked-by-family-dog




2018 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 6  (4 children - 2 adults)


PIT BULL - 3 (KY, LA, OK)
PIT BULL MIX - 2 (MO, TX)
WOLF/MALAMUTE MIX - 1  (VA)



KY - 1
LA - 1
MO - 1
OK - 1
TX - 1
VA - 1


BOARDING PIT KILLED KENNEL WORKER - 1
ADOPTED PIT KILLED CHILD - 1
FAMILY PIT KILLED OWNER - 1
BABYSITTER'S PIT MIX KILLED 13 MO OLD GIRL - 1
FAMILY  WOLF/MALAMUTE MIX KILLED 8-DAY-OLD INFANT - 1
FAMILY'S PIT MIX KILLED 4-YEAR-OLD BOY


1)  1-9 - LAURA WILLIAMS RAY - 50's - BROWNSVILLE QUACHITA PARISH LA - She died from injuries after a pit bull mauled her at the Happy Hounds pet boarding facility where she worked - A FB friend said she was cleaning a kennel around 11pm when the 50 pound pit attacked her -  The owner had signed a form for the pit saying it was not aggressive and had never shown aggression - She was the mother of 4 children.

2) 1-15 - RYLEE MARIE DODGE - 3 - DUNCAN OK - Officers responded to a call of a child being attacked by a dog inside a home - The pit bull had been given to the child's father by a friend about 5 days previous and was being kept at his mother's house in a fence that went around the front yard - The young father said in a video that he had left the child with his mother to go visit his brother for about 20 minutes when he received a call about the attack - He rushed back home to find his mother laying on the pit bull to try and keep it from continuing to attack his daughter - He said that the child opened the door and the pit bull rushed in and began the attack and that there was blood all through the house - His mother was injured from trying to keep the dog off his daughter.  

3) 2-15 - DAVID G. BROWN - 46 - OWENSBORO KY - At least 3 dogs were living at the home - one of the dogs tried to attack responding officers and was shot and killed - Comments on Facebook from witnesses are calling the maulers  PIT BULLS - They are saying that 2 of the 3 meat grinders were involved in the attack - Apparently the victims Pits were fighting and they intervened to try and separate them - His wife Dana was injured and he died  "from a heart attack due to complications from the injuries of the dog attack".


4) 3-7 - UNIDENTIFIED 8-DAY-OLD INFANT GIRL -  LEE COUNTY VA - Sheriff Gary Parsons confirmed that about 11:46am Wednesday a large Shepherd type dog mauled an 8-day-old girl in her bassinet and she suffered extensive injuries to her upper body - A family member  first drove her to Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap - From there she was taken to Kingsport and then flown to UT Medical Center where she died about 4pm - Another news report said the dog was a "Mixed Breed - Then the final word came that the animal that killed the 8-day-old infant in her bassinet was a male 3/1/2 year old WOLF/MALAMUTE MIX. 

5) 3-9 - LOXLI WILLOW CHAVEZ - 13 MONTH OLD GIRL - CAPE GIRARDEAU MISSOURI - Babysitter's  male Pit Bull Mix said to be around 40 pounds mauled the toddler to death - Cape Girardeau Police Facebook comments are about the only information coming out - Even the gofundme site tells us nothing but the baby's name -.........

6) 3-25 - NOAH TREVINO - 6 - CONVERSE BEXAR CO TX - The family's large black and white Pit Bull Mix was tied up in the back yard and  Noah was playing - A relative looked out and saw the dog had the child by the neck shaking him - The family started CPR to  resusitate him and he was air lifted to hospital but was pronounced dead.