Friday, August 10, 2018

MONTGOMERY COUNTY NC - A 66-YEAR-OLD RESIDENT OF THE LAKE TILLERY DEVELOPMENT WENT FOR HER DAILY WALK AND WAS MAULED TO DEATH BY 2 PIT BULLS


Montgomery County Sheriff Chris Watkins released this statement Friday, August 10.


On Thursday, August 9, 2018, a resident of a Lake Tillery development on the western side of Montgomery County went missing while taking her daily walk.  
After several hours the 66 year old female did not return home.  Her husband called neighbors and friends who searched the area.  They were unable to locate her and call 911. Sheriff’s deputies and search and rescue were sent to the scene.
Within hours she was discovered deceased on the side of an unused road within the development.  An investigation was conducted with the assistance of the Medical Examiner’s Office, NC Wildlife Resources Commission and Animal Control.  The investigation revealed she had been attacked by dogs.   
Law enforcement searched the neighborhood and located  TWO PIT BULL DOGS  with physical evidence reflecting the dog’s involvement.  The animals were taken into custody by Animal Control and are being quarantined.  The owner of the dogs is cooperating with officials and the matter is still under investigation and review by the District Attorney’s Office.  The name of the victim is being withheld until family members can be notified.  The victim is being sent to the NC Medical Examiner’s Office in Raleigh for an autopsy.
“This is a very tragic event, which has deeply affected the family, friends, deputies and first responders, our thoughts and prayers are being extended to all.”
http://www.montgomeryherald.com/news/article_a7fc2186-9cb4-11e8-8110-735d9be7ce56.html#.W223NBnL4tQ.facebook

https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/2-pit-bulls-attack-kill-woman-walking-in-neighborhood-sheriff-says/810625466




2018 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 14   (7 children - 7 adults)

PIT BULL - 7 (KY, LA,OK, MS, PA, IL, NC)
PIT BULL AND 6 OTHER DOGS (7 DOGS) (OK) - 1 
PIT BULL MIX - 2 (MO, FL)
WOLF/MALAMUTE MIX - 1  (VA)
GERMAN SHEPHERD - 1 (GA)
3 DOGS IN HOME - ROTTWEILER, LABRADOR OR TERRIER - (CA) - 1
MIX BREED DOG - 1 (ARCATA CA)

CA - 2
FL - 1
GA - 1
IL - 1
KY - 1
LA - 1
MS - 1
MO - 1
NC - 1
OK - 2
PA - 1 
VA - 1


NEIGHBOR'S 2 PITS KILLED ELDERLY PERSON WALKING - 2 (MS, NC)
BOARDING PIT KILLED KENNEL WORKER - 1
ADOPTED PIT KILLED CHILD - 1
FAMILY PIT KILLED OWNER - 1
FRIEND'S PIT BEING KEPT BY A FAMILY KILLED THEIR 6-YR-OLD-1 
NEIGHBOR'S PIT + 6 MORE DOGS KILLED WOMAN - 1
NEIGHBORHOOD LOOSE/STRAY? PIT - 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 
FAMILY DOGS KILLED 3 MO OLD - 1
BREED NOT IDENTIFIED? -VERY ELDERLY PERSON AGE 91 -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) 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 - (Check on this)

11) 7-18 - JAELAH SMITH - 6 - JACKSONVILLE FL - KILLED BY A PIT BULL MIX HER FAMILY WAS DOG SITTING WHILE THE OWNER WAS AWAY

12) 8-1 - JAVON TORRES - PHILADELPHIA PA - PIT BULLS - 5 or 6 pits lived in house -  It is believed that 3 pits ravaged his body and officers shot 3 ....


13) 8-3 - KAREN BROWN, 57 - CHICAGO IL - She was walking in her neighborhood when a large pit bull that some say was a  "loose" or "stray" dog mauled her to death - Police are searching for the owner.

14) 8-9 - UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN - 66 - LAKE TILLERY MONTGOMERY COUNTY NC -  She went for her daily walk and when she didn't return her husband called for neighbors and friends to search - When they didn't find her 911 was called and Sheriff's deputies and search and rescue found her on the side of an unused road in the development - It was determined by authorities that she had been fatally mauled by a neighbor's 2 pit bulls.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How many days has it been since the last fatal pit bull mauling? Less than one week? But it is rare for pit bulls to kill, right?

I cannot believe this is still an issue. All of the arguments nutters come up with does not excuse all of the executions carried out by pit bulls. Coconuts kill more people. Chihuahuas bite more. The pit bull owner trained it to do that. Guns kill people. Cars kill people. They weren't pit bulls, no one can identify one.

When is the US government going to connect the dots and realize that pit bulls are killing their citizens at an alarming rate? It is not difficult to identify pit bulls, nor is it impossible to enforce breed specific legislation.

Pit bulls are not the only dogs out there.