Wednesday, May 16, 2018

GULFPORT MS - A 75-YEAR-OLD WOMAN ON HER USUAL MORNING WALK WAS FATALLY MAULED BY TWO PIT BULLS

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http://blog.dogsbite.org/2018/05/2018-dog-bite-fatality-elderly-woman.html

Gulfport Police said an elderly woman was mauled to death by  TWO PIT BULLS  Wednesday morning. 
The attack happened just before 8 a.m. on Deidra Court. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the 75-year-old victim dead.
“We heard a cry, a scream…There was pieces of clothing and stuff all in the front yard… I hit the floor when I found out it was her,” said next door neighbor Diana Jones. “She had a lot of love in her heart."
Investigators said the woman was on a walk when she opened a gate into a fenced yard of a neighbor. While in the yard, police said two pit bulls attacked her. 
Her family has identified her as Georgia Ruth Morgan, known around the neighborhood as "the can lady." She collected people’s cans to donate money to her church, so she roamed the neighborhood almost every day. And in the same way she was well-known on that street, so were the pit bulls.
The dog owner, 32-year-old Emily Craft, surrendered the pit bulls to Gulfport Animal Control after the attack. She was later arrested on charges unrelated to the deadly dog attack. Those charges are Dog at Large, and Vicious Animal. Police said Craft's arrest stems from an incident that happened in July 2017. In that case, police said Craft's pit bulls attacked another dog on Deidra Court. 
That dog, was Jones', the same next door neighbor who saw the aftermath of Wednesday's attack, quoted above. She said her dog has been attacked by the pit bulls more than once, but the first time, she didn't press charges.
She told us, Craft's pit bulls have always been aggressive.
“They would get through here [the fence], and they was crawling under the fence.”
And just like Jones, Morgan’s family is in shock too.
“It was horrific, it was just terrible to see that call that, that had happened to her. It’s terrible, I mean she was such a sweet lady…she loved the Lord, and her family,” said the victim's niece, Laquita Maxwell.
Wednesday's dog attack is still under investigation and no charges for that incident have been filed. 

http://www.fox10tv.com/story/38206779/elderly-gulfport-woman-killed-in-pit-bull-attack-dog-owner-arrested

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A 75-year-old woman in Gulfport, Mississippi, was mauled to death by TWO PIT BULLS  Wednesday morning.
Police quickly responded to a call from the woman’s neighbors who reported that she was being viciously attacked by the dogs. But the cops didn’t arrive in time to save the woman. She died from her wounds before an ambulance arrived on the scene, according to the Gulfport Sun Herald.

The owner of the two pit bulls, 32-year-old Deidra Craft, has been arrested by police, according to WDAM7. This is not the first time Craft’s pit bulls have gotten in trouble. In 2017, her two dogs broke into a neighbor’s yard and attacked a golden retriever.

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That incident resulted in a misdemeanor charge for Craft. No charges have yet been filed in the fatal mauling and both pit bulls have been surrendered to animal control.
Pit bulls were responsible for nearly two-thirds of all dog-bite fatalities in America from 2005-2017. There are numerous cases of the dog breed turning on their owners.
Just last week, a pit bull owner in Iowa claimed his dog managed to shoot him with his own gun.
Last December, a Virginia woman who posted numerous photos of her two pit bulls online was found dead by police while her dogs chewed on her rib cage.
The data showing the disproportionate level of violence from pit bulls has led to calls for common sense regulation of the dog breed. (RELATED: It’s Time For Common Sense Pit Bull Regulation)
https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2018/05/16/elderly-gulfport-woman-mauled-death-pit-bulls/61682400




2018 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 8   (4 children -4 adults)


PIT BULL - 4 (KY, LA,OK, MS)
PIT BULL AND 6 OTHER DOGS (7 DOGS) OK - 1 
PIT BULL MIX - 1 (MO)
WOLF/MALAMUTE MIX - 1  (VA)
3 DOGS IN HOME - ROTTWEILER, LABRADOR OR TERRIER - CA - 1

CA - 1
KY - 1
LA - 1
MS - 1
MO - 1
OK - 2
VA - 1


BOARDING PIT KILLED KENNEL WORKER - 1
ADOPTED PIT KILLED CHILD - 1
FAMILY PIT KILLED OWNER - 1
NEIGHBOR'S 2 PITS KILLED ELDERLY PERSON WALKING - 1
NEIGHBOR'S PIT + 6 MORE DOGS KILLED WOMAN - 1
BABYSITTER'S PIT MIX KILLED 13 MO OLD GIRL - 1
FAMILY  WOLF/MALAMUTE MIX KILLED 8-DAY-OLD INFANT - 1
FAMILY DOG KILLED 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) 5-5 - GAIA NOVA - 3 MONTHS - SHERMAN OAKS AREA OF LOS ANGELES CA - A grandmother was caring for the infant when she was mauled on her head - It was reported that she went to make a bottle for the baby and one of the 3 family dogs got to her - The dogs are said to be a ROTTWEILER,  a LABRADOR, and a 10 POUND TERRIER - No word yet on which dog attacked the baby.

7) 5 -10/11 - TRACY GARCIA - 52 - CARTER COUNTY OK - Neighbor's 7 dogs - A pit bull and 6 other smaller mixed dogs mauled the woman in her own yard .... 

8) 5-16 - GEORGIA RUTH MORGAN - 75 - GULFPORT MS - 


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pit bulls should be outlawed in all 50 states already. How many more victims do we need before we realize pit bull are lethal? Enough with the excuses! The gate was open? SO WHAT?!