Monday, July 30, 2018

MIAMISBURG OH - A HERO NEIGHBOR SAVED AN 8-YEAR-OLD GIRL FROM THE JAWS OF A PIT BULL ... 400 + STITCHES


An 8-year-old girl is recovering from injuries after she was attacked by a dog at the Oakwood Village Mobile Homes on Wood Road in Miamisburg, authorities said.
Savannah Coleman, 8, was transported to Dayton Children’s Hospital this past weekend, where she is listed in fair condition, according to a spokesperson for the hospital.
This little girl got attacked by a dog,” a 911 caller said.  “She’s covered in blood.”  The 911 caller said her fiancé was able to grab the dog off Coleman and hold it until the owner was able to grab it. The caller tended to Coleman’s wounds until medics arrived.

It’s still unclear what triggered the incident, however the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center took custody of the dog after its owners released ownership of the dog, said Bob Sexton with the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center.
“The owners right away said that they wanted to release the dog to us,” Sexton said.  “They’ve completely signed the dog over to us.”
Witnesses said the dog appeared to be around 70 pounds and dragged Coleman to the ground.  The dog reportedly began to repeatedly bite  Coleman, witnesses said.
Sexton said the dog, a 2-year-old PIT BULL, will be quarantined for 10 days before it will be euthanized.
If the owners had not released the dog to the Animal Resource Center, it would have been deemed a vicious or dangerous dog.

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(WDTN) - An 8-year-old Miami Township girl is recovering after a pit bull grabbed her by the head over the weekend.
The incident happened at Oakwood Village Trailer Court on Saturday.
A family noticed a girl screaming between two trailers and jumped into action, saving the girls life. 
“I ran towards the door, saw the dog and immediately ran," said Dylan Lane, a resident of the park. 
He saw a young girl with her head between her knees, a  PIT BULL  biting her head. 
"As soon as I saw the dog, I grabbed the leash and collar from the little girl and tried to restrain it.  I choked it just a little so it would loosen its grip, then it finally released.  The dog calmed down some, but still made attempts to go after the girl.  As soon as it calmed down, it sat next to me.  Not even trying to attack me.  But as soon as it saw that little girl, it started lunging.  I had to choke it back some more, trying to hold it from getting loose," said Lane.  
It’s not clear if the dog's owners will be charged. 
The girl's family has allowed Lane to visit her in the hospital. He says she had several surgeries and has received more than 400 stitches.
Other residents told 2 NEWS off-camera that pit bulls are not allowed in the park. We reached out to park management and did not hear back. 




OMAHA NE - A 2-YEAR-OLD PIT BULL OWNED BY A FAMILY SINCE A PUPPY WENT PIT WHEN A TRASH CAN WAS KNOCKED OVER AND CAUSED SUBSTANTIAL INJURIES TO THEIR 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL'S FACE




UPDATE:  https://www.omaha.com/news/metro/year-old-girl-in-surgery-after-dog-attack-in-north/article_a63ac286-98ac-5ec0-b523-ac8e07a3fce7.html

(KMTV) - A 10-year-old underwent emergency surgery at UNMC Friday evening after the girl's family dog attacked her.
Omaha Police and Omaha Fire responded to the call around 5:45 p.m. at the girl's home near 48th St. and Laurel Ave. 
"In 20 years of law enforcement, I've seen lots of stuff, this one was rather difficult to see her in the hospital like that. I haven't seen anything like that in my career," said OPD Lt. Jake Ritonya. 
The girl suffered 'substantial injuries, mostly to her face,' according to police.
Ritonya told 3 News Now the girl was at her home with her siblings while her mother was at work. 

"From what the officers kind of gathered inside there was a trash can knocked over and when they went to pick up the trash can, the dog came out of no where and attacked her and continued to attack her." 
According to police, the dog attacked the girl for several minutes while a sibling ran across the street to neighbors to call 911. The dog didn't stop attacking until Omaha Fire paramedics showed up. 
"The firefighter said that as they were taking her out of the house, the dog was still trying to come after her so, pretty heart wrenching," said Ritonya.
The girl was transported to the hospital Code 3. Police said she was conscious and talking in route to UNMC. 
Two other dogs were reportedly inside of the home at the time of the assault, but only one attacked. The mother told police the attacking dog was the family's and had the dog since it was a puppy. The dog is about two years old. 
"The family said they thought the dog had recently went into heat, and had been acting kind of strange lately," said Ritonya. 
OPD put the dogs in cruisers while the Nebraska Humane Society arrived on scene.
NHS took the attacking dog and the two others that were in the home as a precaution. It's unclear what will happen to the dog or if there were be any charges of some sort.

https://www.3newsnow.com/news/local-news/10-year-old-girl-attacked-by-family-dog
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(WOWT) - Police were called to a residence on Laurel Ave. just before 6 p.m. on Friday for reports of a PIT BULL  attack.


A 10-year-old girl suffered substantial injuries from the attack, especially to the facial area. The injuries are not life-threatening, but the girl was taken to the University of Nebraska Medical Center for surgery.
"In 20 years of law enforcement, I've seen lots of stuff. This one was rather difficult to see her in the hospital. I haven't seen anything quite like that in my career," said Lieutenant Jake Ritonya.
Police said the pit bull was still trying to attack the girl as they were carrying her out of the home. The fire department had a catch pole they used to detain the dog.
The pit bull was family-owned and two years old. The family said they believe the dog was going through heat and became aggressive.
Other children, siblings of the girl attacked, were home at the time and notified a neighbor of the attack.
There were also two other pit bulls in the home, but the police do not believe they were involved.

http://www.wowt.com/content/news/Child-suffers-substantial-injuries-from-pit-bull-attack-489391061.html


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

BALLARAT, VICTORIA AU - STEPHEN DEAN, 60, WAS ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL THAT DRAGGED HIM TO THE GROUND AND ALMOST RIPPED HIS LEG OFF WHILE HE WAS DOING HIS JOB AS A METER READER

Mr Dean has faced three surgeries in less than 36 hours at the Ballarat Base Hospital. Picture: Lachlan Bence

A Ballarat East man is calling for dangerous dogs to be better controlled by their owners, after being viciously attacked while at work.
Stephen Dean, who is a meter reader at Central Highlands Water (CHW), was attending a Humffray Street North property just before 9am on Monday. 
Just as the property owner asked him what he was doing, a dog charged at him and immediately dragged the 60-year-old to the ground. 
"I was trying to push it away, and it just latched onto my leg and shook.  It was like a shark, crunching bones and muscle and everything.  It nearly tore my leg off," Mr. Dean said.  "I could feel it grinding on my bone." 
“We’re supposed to have access to the water meter wherever we go, but with a dog like that coming out… just think, if a young kid walked past, it would have killed them.”
Terrifyingly, this is the second time in as many weeks that Mr Dean was attacked by a dog while reading meters in Ballarat. 
If not for the quick thinking of two good Samaritans who dragged the dog believed to be a PIT BULL  off him until police arrived, he said it would have been “all over red rover”. 
“The bloody brave blokes that saved me actually jumped from the top of the fence and kicked it until it came off. They saved my life.” 
“At the time, all I could think is ‘this isn’t happening’ … I just wanted it off me.” 
The incident follows The Courier’s reporting last week about an attack on Snoopy the Jack Russell. It was just one of 137 dog attacks reported to the City of Ballarat last financial year, but council officers believe many more go unreported.
A WorkSafe spokesperson said they were aware of the incident and are now making enquiries. City of Ballarat confirmed the dog was surrendered and destroyed. 
Surgeons told Mr Dean he came “pretty close” to losing his leg and has a long road ahead, having had three surgeries at Ballarat Base Hospital in less than 36 hours. 
His lower left leg was so mangled that on first inspection, one doctor asked him if he’d been injured by a chainsaw. He also has bite marks on his upper thigh and arm. 
After surviving car and motorcycle accidents, Mr Dean said there were no words for how it felt to be truly “close to death” for the first time.
“I can still see its head coming at me,” Mr Dean said. “I was just doing my every day job, and I nearly lost my leg.”
CHW general manager of customer and community Jacqueline O’Neill said the company was working with authorities to investigate, but the “prime concern” was for Mr Dean’s wellbeing. 
“We would like to make special mention to the community members who came to the assistance of our colleague,” she said. “Your courage and bravery allowed for our colleague to be removed from the area and we dearly thank you for this.”

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

MANDAN ND - A 7-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS WALKING WITH HER MOM NEAR THEIR HOME WHEN 2 PIT BULLS "SOMEHOW GOT OUT" AND BEGAN MAULING THE CHILD BREAKING HER LEG ... HER MOM WAS ALSO MAULED AS SHE TRIED TO LAY ON TOP OF HER TO SAVE HER!



I am sharing this awful event so that this sweet little girl we almost lost can have every chance to heal and be afforded every opportunity for a normal life she deserves. Please feel free to share her and her moms story. 

On the evening of July 22, Faith and her mom Christine were taking a walk near their home to look at a special tree Faith wanted to show her mom. While on the way there,TWO PIT BULLS  attacked Faith. Her mom jumped on top of her to try and save her. Thankfully individuals came to their aid to get them to safety.They were taken by ambulance to the hospital together. 

Faith suffered severe lacerations to her ankles legs, back and shoulder. The wounds required hundreds of stitches and over 3 hours in the emergency operating room to close up her torn body and to pin together her broken leg from the pit bull attack. This sweet little 7 year old will be required to be in a wheel chair and have to have a full leg cast for some time until she is healed.

Christine suffered severe damage to her feet requiring a large number of stitches as well. She has to wear a boot on each foot and is unable to walk without assistance. Because of her severe trauma alone she will be out of work for sometime being left with other family members to help take care of her and her child.

That should be the farthest thing a parent should have to worry about after going through something like this.

In the months to come these two have a hard road ahead of them. Faith will need lots of physical therapy to help get this spunky little girl back to helping her dad feed cows on the farm. The lost wages for both of Faiths parents and medical expense's for these two are going to add up very quickly.

Words cant even describe this awful situation in detail. Please keep little Faith, her dad Wes and  her mom Christine in your hearts and prayers as family and friend's help them to move on and heal from this dog attack. 

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UPDATE: The Mandan Police Department says the second pit bull involved in the dog attack that put two people in the hospital Sunday has been located and is in custody.
ORIGINAL STORY: Two people have been taken to the hospital after a  PIT BULL  attack on Sunday.
The Mandan Police Department says officers responded to a call of two dogs attacking an adult and a child around 7 p.m.
According to the release, the dogs escaped from their yard and attacked the two victims.
Lt. Pat Haug with the Mandan Police Department says one dog was found but the other one is still out on the loose.
Haug says they issued a Code Red notification to let neighbors around 2nd Street NW and 10 Ave NW in Mandan about the dog not being captured.
Both victims have significant injuries to their legs and feet but injuries are non-life threatening.
Police continue to look for the male pit bull with a docked tail and a blue collar.




Sunday, July 22, 2018

GEORGETOWN OH - A PIT BULL "SOMEHOW GOT OUT" AND MAULED A 12-YEAR-OLD BOY PLAYING AT HIS FRIEND'S HOUSE... 200 STITCHES ON HIS FACE!


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A 12-year-old boy is mauled by a  PIT BULL  and his mother says it could have been prevented. 

Cooper Benjamin, 12, of Georgetown was attacked so severely on Thursday, he was flown to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center by medical helicopter. The attack happened at his friend’s house on Green Acres Drive.

Cooper tells FOX 19 NOW he was playing in the yard of his friend’s house when the pit bull climbed underneath the fence and jumped on him.  “I was just saying to myself, 'Get this dog off you, anyway you can, do everything you can to get it off,'” Cooper said.

Cooper’s mother Nickie Benjamin, an EMT in Georgetown, is grateful that her friends helped treat her son.  Benjamin described the gruesome injury: “When they pulled the rag off, his lip had fallen down and was laying on his bottom lip, he had an open hole from his nose all the way around, and (his upper lip) was just laying open and you can see inside his mouth.”

Cooper now has 200 stitches on his face and wounds on his back and neck from the attack.  His mother said it should have never happened.  “The dog bit someone already," Benjamin said. "So the problem was there. The dog is still there. There's still kids running through the yard playing and my son just happened to be the one that got severely injured."

Benjamin wants to know why the dog was still in her neighbor’s possession after the alleged first attack and why it wasn’t taken into custody of the Brown County Dog Warden the day her son was attacked.

FOX 19 NOW reached out to the Brown County Dog Warden on Sunday afternoon but hasn’t heard back. The dog owner who does not want to be identified said she wished her dog was taken by the dog warden that night as well.  She said the dog warden told her to quarantine her dog for 10 days until she could make the decision whether or not to put down her dog.

The owner says she’s planning on putting her dog down, which is welcoming news for Cooper and his mother.  “Yeah, I want to go down there and I want to be able to play with my friends and not be able to be attacked when I'm just trying to play with my friends," Cooper said .

Cooper has another visit at Children’s Hospital soon and will see a plastic surgeon.

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2018/07/22/graphic-boy-12-mauled-pit-bull-mom-wants-dog-put-down/817336002/




PIT BULL ATTACKS AND INFORMATION ABOUT THEM



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PRESTON, LANCASHIRE ENGLAND - A "CROSS-BREED DOG" MAULED A 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL AS SHE PLAYED IN A GARDEN AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE

Schoolgirl Tillie is recovering following the horrific attack by a cross-breed dog last Sunday 



Tillie was mauled by a cross-breed dog while she was playing at her friend's house

A four-year-old girl was almost killed after her skull was crushed by a dog that savaged her while she played in a friend's garden.
Little Tillie is in danger of losing the sight in one eye after she was mauled by a  CROSS-BREED DOG  while she was playing at her friend's house.
While schoolgirl Tillie recovers in the hospital following the horrific attack last Sunday her best friend Halle Wilson, four, is doing her utmost to cheer her up.
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control after the attack in Preston, Lancashire. 
Police were called at around 4.15pm following reports a child had been injured by a dog in the garden of an address on Westfield Drive, Preston.
'The four-year-old girl was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with facial and head injuries. It is believed the girl had been playing in the garden of a property where the dog lived.
Tillie pictured before she was attacked by a dog in Preston, Lancashire, last week 
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'It is thought the dog is a cross-breed and it has been seized by police.
'A 40-year-old woman from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control and remains in police custody.'  READ MORE HERE....,.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5979645/Vicious-cross-breed-dog-leaves-girl-four-skull-fractures-facing-loss-sight-one-eye.html


MANTECA CA - PIT BULL DRAMA IN TARGET PARKING LOT AND A NEW PIT TRIGGER: WOMEN !!!



An aggressive  PIT BULL  called “Sharkie”  belonging to a Manteca transient attacked two women in the Target parking lot Friday off Spreckles Avenue at noon sending both to the hospital for treatment.
Three Manteca police cars responded to find Good Samaritan Will McCarn – also a transient – had wrestled the dog to the ground awaiting the arrival of animal control officers while shoppers outside the department store looked on.
McCarn, 26, had been aided by Wayne Duval, also a transient in his late 20s, who had thrown his bicycle at the animal in an effort to stop the attack, according to witnesses. 
McCarn held the dog for animal control officers with one hand while placing the snare over the animal’s head with the other hand to allow the pit bull to be placed in the city’s animal control truck.
During McCarn's attempt to hold the dog to the ground, another person tossed a pepper spray canister for him to use on the animal. He sprayed the dog in the eyes.  Witnesses said caused it to temporarily back away from the woman but it then ....CIRCLED HER AGAIN AND BIT HER ON THE ARM. 
The dog had been taken out of a parked SUV by the girlfriend of the dog’s owner — a transient called “Ghost” by his friends — to give it a bathroom break. The dog turned on her and bit her first as she ran to a friend’s pickup truck to get away and jumped into the bed before the vehicle sped off to the hospital. Another woman walking through the parking lot, drew the attention of the pit bull and was attacked sustaining a severe injury to her thigh area.  She was transported by friends to Doctors Hospital only blocks away.
Witness Angie Malvitz said it seemed like the dog was just mad and out to get women. She said when the white pickup truck picked up the injured woman and a male friend, the dog chased it out of the parking lot leaving telltale blood on the ground. The SUV was left in the parking lot with the couple’s belongings tied to its roof. 
The dog is being kept at the Manteca animal shelter in quarantine to make sure it is not rabid and for continued observation.  Malvitz said she has known the dog to be gentle with people and noting it would only go after other animals.  
Officers visited the injured women at the hospital early in the afternoon for their accounts of the incident. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

DALLAS TX - PIT BULL VICTIM RONNIE BELL, 56, TALKS ABOUT THE MAULING, LOSING HIS ARM AND HOW A HERO DALLAS POLICE OFFICER REACHED HIM FIRST AND HELPED TO SAVE HIS LIFE




It's been a little over a month since Ronnie Bell nearly died after he was attacked by dogs in his southwest Dallas neighborhood. He only recently went home from the hospital.
The 56-year-old lost a lot of blood and nearly died in the hospital. Finally, the decision was made to amputate his right arm in order to save his life.
Bell was in and out of the hospital for weeks. He had a stroke and was in a coma for a time. But last Thursday doctors determined he had recovered enough to survive another surgery and removed his arm. He was well enough to go home on Monday.
"I'd like to thank everybody for their prayers and everyone that prayed for me,” he said.
Bell's mother says his wound is healing. He lost more than 50 pounds but is eating and sleeping well, though still having nightmares about the attack.
The attack happened on June 16 on Beckley View Avenue in southwest Dallas just blocks from the house he shares with his mother. Bell was walking home from a convenience store.
 "Next thing I know he just lunged at me. Grabbed me by my arm. Pulled me down on the ground,” he recalled. “I had a pocket knife on me, and I started sticking the dog in the back of the head with that pocket knife, trying to get him off me. I looked at my arm and there was a big old piece of meat missing off of my arm. The dogs just ripping at my flesh. Trying to pull me on the ground."
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Bell says a Dallas police officer who lives nearby was one of the first to reach him and applied pressure to his arm to stem the bleeding.
"I'm just thankful for the police officer that helped me and saved my life,” he said. “He's really my hero right now.”
Bell thinks four dogs in all attacked him.  Dallas Animal Services says the dogs that attacked him got out of their owner's yard through an open gate. They were surrendered and euthanized. Their owner cited for failure to microchip, alter and vaccinate the dogs. But he is not facing charges for the attack.
"It makes me mad because when you have dogs like that, especially five of them, make sure your gate is locked,” said Lilli Burnett, Bell’s mom.
Since then, Dallas City Council has moved to strengthen its dangerous and aggressive dog ordinance and the power to go after owners whose dogs bite. However, it’s too late in Bell’s case.

JOLIET IL - A 12-YEAR-OLD AND A 15-YEAR-OLD WERE WAITING IN AN UPSTAIRS BEDROOM WITH 3 PIT BULLS FOR A CABLE MAN TO COME - THE PITS WENT PIT AND THE CABLE GUY IS CREDITED FOR SAVING THE BOY'S LIFE!


A boy was hospitalized after he was attacked Tuesday by  THREE PIT BULLS  in Joliet.
12-year-old Justin Fabsits from Manteno and a 15-year-old girl were at the girl’s uncle’s house in the 900 block of Timber Springs Drive in Joliet.
They were at the home with the girl’s mother, who is engaged to Justin's uncle, to meet a cable worker.
The children were waiting in the bedroom with the pit bulls, when, according to Justin, one of the dogs tried to attack the girl unprovoked. Justin pulled the dog from her and all three of the dogs turned on him. His face, back and arms were mauled.
“I thought I was going to die,” he said.
The girl's mother and Comcast Xfinity technician Michael Undesser were downstairs when they heard the kids screaming.
“I started running up the stairs,” Undesser said. “I basically started fighting dogs off.”
The girl was treated and released from Silver Cross Hospital but Justin spent the night at Lurie Children's Hospital. He had multiple puncture wounds and had to have plastic surgery.
His family said the incident could have been much worse if not for Undesser.
“I want to thank him because he basically saved my life,” Justin said.
Joliet police said the owner of the dogs, Nico Sosa, was charged with obstructing a police officer after he became aggressive and tried to interfere with their efforts.  He was released on an I-bond.   

Those dogs were taken to animal control.

https://wgntv.com/2018/07/18/boy-hospitalized-after-mauled-by-dogs-in-joliet/



FERNANDINA BEACH FL - A PIT BULL "SOMEHOW SLIPPED OUT OF ITS COLLAR" AS IT WAS BEING PUT INTO A CAR AT AN ANIMAL CLINIC AND IMMEDIATELY FOUND SOMETHING TO TRY AND KILL - AN ARMY VET'S SERVICE DOG - THE 70-YEAR-OLD VET HAD A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE!




An Army veteran shot and killed a  PIT BULL  that was attacking his service dog at a Nassau County animal clinic, WJAX reports.

A witness told officers that James Strickland, a 70-year-old Army veteran with a concealed carry license, was holding his service dog back from a pit bull that was trying to attack it at the Fernandina Beach Animal Clinic.

Witnesses said the service dog was restrained and Strickland was holding it back as two people tried to pull the pit bull away.
Officers said as the dogs were momentarily separated, Strickland told the pit bull's handler twice that he would shoot the animal if it could not be restrained.
According to police, the pit bull broke free from its handlers and again attacked Strickland’s dog.
Strickland fired twice at the pit bull from very close range with a .38 caliber handgun, officers said.
According to witnesses, Strickland never pointed the weapon at any person, nor were any individuals in harm’s way when he discharged his firearm. 
Strickland's dog was not seriously hurt but did suffer visible scratches. 
Strickland’s dog is a Weimaraner named Betty Boop and is a VA service animal.
The pit bull, named Dozer, died at the scene, WJAX reports.
The dog’s primary owner Althea Brown was not at the scene, police said.
The pit bull was reportedly taken to the animal clinic for ringworm treatment by Mouhamadou Moustapha Ba and Courtney Scott, who also claimed to own the dog.
Scott said the pit bull slipped out of its collar as it was being put in their vehicle.  
Florida Statutes 767.03 provides for defense in killing a dog if it is believed that the attacking dog is intent on killing a domestic animal or livestock. 
Strickland told police he felt strongly that this attack would be fatal for his dog, officers said.
At this time, it is not believed that the pit bull has ever been declared dangerous, police said.





Tuesday, July 17, 2018

NASHVILLE TN - A PIT BULL "SOMEHOW GOT OUT" AND FOUND SOMETHING TO TRY AND KILL ... A 2-YEAR-OLD GERMAN SHEPHERD BEING WALKED BY ITS OWNER ON A LEASH IN ITS OWN FRONT YARD

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A Nashville man is recovering from a dog attack in his own front yard that sent him to the hospital.
Cory Edmondson had just finished walking his 2-year-old German Shepard, Alpha, when a free-roaming dog approached them near Cory's front steps.
"Before I knew it, he was attacking my dog," Edmondson said. "I tried to pry his mouth open, I even started kicking him a few times, but he wouldn’t let go."
A neighbor heard the attack and ran outside to help. Together, the two were able to pull the aggressive dog off Alpha.
"I felt helpless, just powerless," Edmondson said. "Just looking at him I knew he would need medical attention."

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Alpha was taken to the vet, where he is still receiving treatment. Edmondson also needed treatment at an emergency room and will need to return for continued rounds of Rabies shots.
The attack happened Thursday, and since then, Metro Animal Care and Control were able to find the attacking dog's owner.
A complaint has been filed and court date set, but it'll ultimately be up to a judge if any action is taken. It could take more than a month to complete the process.
"We’re responsible dog owners, we don’t ever let our dog off the tether or off the leash," Edmondson's sister, Leah Jones, said. "I just wish everyone else was too, because I don’t want to see this happen to anyone else."
Metro Animal Care and Control responded to 8,500 calls for stray animals in 2017, including the attack involving Edmondson. It is against city code to allow animals to run off-leash inside city limits.
Edmondson is now facing hundreds of dollars in medical and veterinary bills. His family has launched a Go Fund Me to help cover those costs.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

SAN LEANDRO, ALAMEDA COUNTY CA - A PIT BULL BEING HELD "LOOSELY" ON A LEASH BY A 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL AFTER THEIR HOUSE CAUGHT ON FIRE LUNGED AT COUNTY FIRE BATTALION CHIEF JOHN WHITING CAUSING A SEVERE FACIAL INJURY



The Alameda County Sheriff's Office has initiated an animal neglect and cruelty investigation into a dog mauling that left a fireman badly injured.

A  PIT BULL  viciously turned on one of his rescuers, attacking Alameda County Fire Battalion Chief John Whiting, who was responding to a fire call in San Leandro on Saturday morning.

Whiting was talking with a 15-year-old girl who had been rescued from the fire when he was bitten on the left side of the face from the cheekbone down to his chin.

"We're taking it a little hard. It's hard on him, it's hard on the family. It's hard on all the firefighters," said Alan Evans, division chief with Alameda County Fire. Evans said Whiting is in stable condition.


Alameda County Fire crews responded to a San Leandro home at around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday after a fire broke out in the back of the property. As many as 20 dogs were in the house where the fire occurred.  The fire was first reported shortly after 9 a.m.

Once the fire was out, two pit bulls were pronounced dead.

Right before the male dominant dog bit Whiting, he asked the fire victim if the dog was secure.

"He did ask if that dog was secured with the leash and the girl wasn't holding it really taut," Evans said. "The dog attacked him for no reason."

Officials said Whiting is a well-respected veteran with the department. Alameda County Fire tweeted an image of the dog along with a wish that Whiting recovers.


Whiting was taken to Eden Hospital in Castro Valley before being transferred to Stanford Hospital for surgery.

Alameda County Sheriff officials say residents are only allowed to have two dogs unless they have a permit. Neighbors knew there were multiple dogs at the property.

"I hear the dogs but we don't hear the dogs to where we thought 20 might be in there," said Julia Dunson, who works nearby.

There is now a criminal neglect investigation underway by the Sheriff's Office.

All dogs have been taken by animal control services. The pit bull that attacked the battalion chief has been placed under quarantine during the investigation.



http://abc7news.com/firefighter-bitten-in-face-by-pit-bull-after-san-leandro-fire/3764182/




JACKSONVILLE FL - A 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL HAS SUFFERED LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES AFTER BEING MAULED BY A "PIT BULL MIXED BREED" DOG



MORE:  https://www.wftv.com/news/jacksonville-6-year-old-mauled-by-dog-if-i-could-give-my-life-for-her-life-id-do-it-man-says/792567724

UPDATE: 7-18: https://www.news4jax.com/news/6-year-old-girl-dies-in-dog-attack-dog-in-quarantine

UPDATE 7-17: http://www.ocala.com/news/20180717/jacksonville-girl-6-on-life-support-after-dog-mauls-her

UPDATE 7-16:  https://www.news4jax.com/news/girl-bitten-by-dog-remains-in-critical-condition-dug-in-quaranteen

UPDATE 7-16:  https://www.ibtimes.com/pit-bull-mix-dog-bites-6-year-old-girl-leaves-her-critically-injured-2699916


An unresponsive 6-year-old girl was transported to a Jacksonville hospital Sunday with severe life-threatening injuries after being bitten by what "appears to be a Pit Bull mixed breed", the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office reports.





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is investigating a dog attack in an Arlington home. Six year old child is in life-threatening condition. Family was watching the dog that attacked for someone who was on vacation.


The attack occurred Sunday morning around 10 a.m. at a home in the 2700 block of Herrick Dr. in Arlington.  According to police, more than one dog was in the home at the time of the attack.

The dog who bit the child was not the family pet, but rather a dog the family was watching for someone away on vacation.  There were other children and a parent in the home at the time of the attack as well, police said.

A notice from Animal Care & Protective Services was posted on the door of a home in the neighborhood that says the dog has been impounded and quarantined. The condition of the child is unknown at this time.

JSO says they are currently investigating the incident.
First Coast News has sent a crew to the scene. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.



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2018 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 11   (6 children -5 adults)

PIT BULL - 5 (KY, LA,OK, MS,FL)
PIT BULL AND 6 OTHER DOGS (7 DOGS) (OK) - 1 
PIT BULL MIX - 1 (MO)
WOLF/MALAMUTE MIX - 1  (VA)
GERMAN SHEPHERD - 1 (GA)
3 DOGS IN HOME - ROTTWEILER, LABRADOR OR TERRIER - CA - 1
UNIDENTIFIED BREED - 1 (ARCATA CA)

CA - 2
FL - 1
GA - 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
PIT SITTER'S 6-YR-OLD GIRL KILLED BY PIT THEY WERE CARING FOR -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
BABYSITTER'S GERMAN SHEPHERD KILLED 5-MO-OLD GIRL - 1
FAMILY  WOLF/MALAMUTE MIX KILLED 8-DAY-OLD INFANT - 1
FAMILY DOG KILLED INFANT - 1 
BREED NOT IDENTIFIED -VERY ELDERLY PERSON AGE 91

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) 6-13 -  PAIGE BRADLEY - 5-MONTH-OLD GIRL - CLAYTON COUNTY GEORGIA - A friend/babysitter's German Shepherd mauled her to death while she was sleeping on a bed in a separate bedroom.

10) 6-25 - DONALD STEELE - 91 - ARCATA CA - 

11) 7-18 - JAELAH SMITH  -  6 - JACKSONVILLE FL -  PIT SITTING...Her parents said were keeping a pit bull for friends while they were on vacation - The mother was seen carrying the child outside on Sunday Morning July 15 screaming for help - The little girl appeared unresponsibe with severe neck and head injuries.