Thursday, May 24, 2018

LAKEMONT, BLAIR COUNTY PA - GAUGE ALLEN ECKENRODE, 6, WAS FATALLY MAULED BY THE FAMILY PIT BULL



https://www.gofundme.com/gauge-allen-eckenrode



The Blair County Coroner tells WTAJ at 6:18 Thursday night, a 6 year old boy in Lakemont, Blair County was killed by 

                                            THE FAMILY PIT BULL.


Logan Township Police are investigating. The boy was killed by blunt force trauma at the home along Gesser Avenue.

The boy went to Baker Elementary School. Counselors there have been called in to help students and staff Friday. WTAJ is currently withholding the name of the child out of respect for the family's wishes.

Coroner Patty Ross wanted to thank the staff at UPMC for their compassion during this difficult time.


http://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/local-6-yr-old-boy-killed-by-dog/1197521823

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A 6-year-old boy is dead after a dog attack in Lake­mont.
Rick Vaughan, a friend of the boy’s family who lives a few blocks away, said the boy died after the family dog attacked him just before 6 p.m. Thursday at a home on Gesser Avenue.
Vaughan spoke on behalf of the family and said the boy’s father was cutting grass, heard the mother screaming and rushed to find “the dog on the boy.”
Vaughan said the father “did what he had to” to get the dog off the child.
“It was already too late,” Vaughan said. Vaughan said he has known the boy’s father since they were young kids.
“His mother is taking it very, very hard,” the 32-year-old Vaughan said. “He passed away in her arms.”
The dog that mauled the boy is dead, and the family asked police to take a second dog.
Logan Township police remained at the home on Gesser Avenue late Thurs­day and have not released the boy’s name.

Blair County Coroner Patricia Ross said the boy died of blunt-force trauma in the dog attack.

http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2018/05/child-6-killed-in-dog-attack/




2018 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 9  (5 children - 4 adults)


PIT BULL - 5 (KY, LA,OK, MS, PA)
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
PA - 1
VA - 1


BOARDING PIT KILLED KENNEL WORKER - 1
ADOPTED PIT KILLED CHILD - 1
FAMILY 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 - The elderly woman often walked and picked up cans for money to donate to her church - A neighbor's 2 pit bulls mauled her when she opened the dilapidated fence gate and she was dead before officers arrived.

9) 5-24 - GUAGE ALLEN ECKENRODE -  6-  LAKEMONT BLAIR CO PA - THE FAMILY PIT BULL - 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another preventable death by pit bull. I would not want to pay the price of losing a child to try and prove a dangerous dog breed is safe.

WAKE UP PARENTS BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE! Pit bulls are not and never were nanny dogs! PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN FROM PIT BULLS!

RIP little boy, you did not deserve this! Your parents failed you.

How many more children must die this year because of this breed?

Dayna Hamilton said...

Horrid. Another child pays the price for the parent's bad choices.

Antidogbite said...

Blunt-force trauma? Did the "dog" use a baseball bat?