Thursday, January 17, 2019

JOSHUA TREE CA - LANA BERGMAN, 70, WAS FATALLY MAULED BY 4 PIT BULLS THAT WERE ON HER PROPERTY

Joshua Tree woman fatally attacked by four dogs


A 70-year-old Joshua Tree woman was fatally attacked by four dogs Wednesday night, according to a news release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies from the Morongo Basin Station received a call about a "vicious animal attack" at approximately 10:11 p.m. Wednesday on the 59000 block of Sunflower Drive in Joshua Tree. Upon arrival, deputies found the victim at home alone, suffering from injuries as a result of being mauled by FOUR PIT BULLS. She died a short time later.

According to the Sheriff's Department the victim lived at the residence with her husband, and an adult male friend, who owned the dogs. The dogs were considered family pets, and the victim had helped take care of them over the past year, according to the news release.

However, Jay Barnett, the brother of the victim, whom he has identified as Lana Bergman, says Bergman was estranged from her husband, and had been living on the property alone for years, until recently.  Barnett says Bergman allowed a couple and their four dogs to park their trailer on the property for a weekend, but despite her objections, they would not leave.

"These dogs were loaded guns," Barnett told KESQ's Brooke Beare.  "They ended up killing my sister."

Barnett said although Bergman loved dogs, she was not friendly with the pit bulls.  He described Bergman as 5'1" and said she weighed less than 100 pounds.

"It's just a sad, violent way to die," Barnett said.

Barnett disputed the Sheriff's Department's version of events.  "We think this is suspicious," he said.

The investigation is active. Anyone with information relating to this incident is urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Morongo Basin Station.


https://www.kesq.com/news/joshua-tree-woman-fatally-attacked-by-four-dogs/979610444?fbclid=IwAR1V74nDxGg_CdrKiQUfaNwZEeZRF6yK3XFiLiJ6d55btX1s7qf1JY44evg

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2019 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES -  1   (0 children + 2 adults)

1)   1-9-  Diane Reeves - 70 - Grenada County MS - A total of 7 dogs were taken into custody - The Sheriff's Department reported she suffered about several hundred dog bites.

2)  1-16- Lana Bergman - 70 - Joshua Tree CA - She was mauled by 4 pit bulls that were living on her property - 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

SAN ANTONIO TX - 2 PIT BULLS MAULED A WOMAN WHO RAN OUT OF GAS AND GOT OUT OF HER CAR TO WALK FOR HELP ...HORRIFIC LEG INJURIES!!!



Now she's met the man who helped save her life
"Thank you so much," Christina Gutierrez said to him upon meeting.
SAN ANTONIO - We reported on a story of a woman viciously attacked by two pit bulls this week.
Now she's met the man who helped save her life
"Thank you so much," Christina Gutierrez said to him upon meeting.
Her car broke down while she was on her way to work last Friday on the Southside. She decided to walk.
"I was in shock. I mean, you're seeing half your leg gone and you're just like," Gutierrez recounted.
TWO PIT BULLS came charging at her, biting through her arm and then locking their teeth onto her legs.
The pictures are too graphic to show but you can see holes through her skin..
The dogs bit down to her bone.
"I didn't think, I just did it."
Others just watched in fear but when Francisco Martinez spotted the gruesome scene, he pulled over his truck and ran to help her.
"Every doctor here says if he was there a minute later, a second later, they would have killed me," Gutierrez told me. "I would have bled to death.
"I was sure if I did not stop there she would die," Martinez said.
He said he was terrified but knew he needed to do something.
"They were biting her, they were biting her bad, bad," Martinez says.
He was able to hit the dogs off of her and use a blanket to pull them away.
"I didn't know your name, nothing."
On Wednesday, we aired Christina's story and her plea to find and personally thank her hero..they're like we found him! People all in my messages saying, we found him!  They're like we found your hero!"
He heard the news and showed up at the hospital.
"There's not a lot of people like you out here," Gutierrez told him. "If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't be here to tell my story. You're an amazing person and truly my hero. You saved my life and I will never forget you forever."

PIT BULL ATTACKED HORSE IN A PASTURE

GREENWOOD SC - 2 PIT BULLS "SOMEHOW" GOT OUT AND ATTACKED A MAN TAKING A WALK IN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD ..."THEY RIPPED MY ARMS AND THEN WENT AFTER MY THROAT AND HEAD"

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The peace of David Hays’ walk on Jan. 6 quickly turned to panic when he was attacked by two dogs.

“Sunday was a pretty warm day, so I tried to go out and walk,” he said. “Thankfully, I put on a long-sleeved shirt, so that sort of helped.”
He heard barking, turned around, and saw TWO PIT BULLS running at him. Before he could really react, they were jumping and biting at him.
“They started ripping into my arms, biting really hard, and then they started going toward my throat and head,” he said.
No one was around to help — Hays said he was alone in struggling against the two dogs for about five minutes. Once the dogs took off, he headed to a nearby neighbor’s house to clean his wounds and get a ride to the emergency room. His arm needed stitches from the bite, which left a gash across his forearm. He had damage from a bite between his shoulder blade and throat, and he said it scared him how close they got to biting at his neck.
“They were doing a lot of damage to my arms, so I just thought I had to sacrifice my arms to cover my face,” Hays said. “Really, when it was all over is when I realized I could have been killed.”
The dogs’ owners willingly turned them over to animal control, and Hays said he’s spoken with them and they’ve been incredibly apologetic. He said he’s completely forgiven them for the situation — the dogs are normally confined but had gotten out earlier, they told him.
Greenwood County Animal Control Officer Joseph Brooks said the dogs’ owners had a tough time dealing with the animals’ sudden change in attitude. He said he was told the dogs had recently begun acting differently and that they typically weren’t violent.
After the bite, the owners kenneled their dogs and began the process of quarantining them — keeping the animals separated and restrained to a crate. Tyga, an adult male pit bull, and Boss, who is another pit bull that’s about 1 year old, were handed over to authorities and taken to the county animal shelter.
Brooks said after a dog is seized, a magistrate judge will have a hearing to determine what to do with that dog. That hearing has to be within 5 days of the seizure, and the owner can make their argument for why the dog should be returned and that it is not an aggressive animal that poses any threat. At that point, Brooks said, it’s up to the judge.
For pet owners, Brooks said there are some aspects of the law that a lot of people aren’t aware of.
“One of the things that people really don’t understand is the unrestrained, unconfined part,” he said. “If you’re out there with your dog running loose, I can cite you even if it’s on your own property.”
Running at large is an offense that can land people a $50 fine for their first offense, but if an animal isn’t considered dangerous then restraining them can be as simple as having a fence or using an electric dog fence. Even tethering a dog is a form of legal restraint, though Brooks said it’s not recommended.
Animals that have been deemed legally “dangerous” have other restrictions. If the owner knows or reasonably should know that the animal has a disposition to attack unprovoked or endanger the safety of people or other domestic animals and attacks someone outside of its confined area, then that animal is considered dangerous under state law.
Dangerous animals have to be confined securely indoors or in a securely enclosed fence or pen that is clearly marked as containing a dangerous animal. When the animal is taken out beyond the premises, it must be safely restrained.
To avoid accidents like what happened to Hays, Brooks said pet owners should accept that they might not know everything about their dog.
“Just because a dog is good when you’re there doesn’t mean that’s how they’ll act when you’re not around,” he said. “Our furry friends haven’t been living in the type of situation we’re putting them for long, in the grand scheme of things. Go back 100 years — how many people kept house dogs?”
For people who walk or run outside, like Hays, Brooks said the best defense is information. Drive a route before committing to walking and running it, to learn the geography and street names and learn about any areas that might pose safety risks.
“If you have a problem on your route and you see something that concerns you, contact us,” he said. “It’s not necessarily filing an official complaint, but there’s no harm in us just coming out to check.”
Anyone who finds themselves in Hays’ position of being attacked by an animal always has the right to defend themselves, Brooks said. Personal defense items such as small air horns have been known to scare dogs off, and the sound of an electric stun device often drives them away.
If all else fails and a dog attack is inevitable, Brooks said people should try to stay on their feet and call out for help. Falling down or getting low is the most dangerous thing a person can do, since it makes it easier for the dog to bite at vital areas such as the neck and face.

BUFFALO NY - A 14TH MONTH OLD GIRL SUFFERED MULTIPLE LACERATIONS, SKULL FRACTURES AND PUNCTURE WOUNDS TO HER ABDOMEN AS SHE WAS ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL BELONGING TO A FRIEND OF HER FATHERS



Buffalo Police said an arrest has been made in connection with the Sunday night  PIT BULL ATTACK.  Police said in a tweet that the dog has also been seized.

(WIVB) A one year old girl is recovering slowly after being attacked by a PIT BULL  on Sunday on Watson Street in Buffalo.


Sanye Davis is only 14 months old but may have to spend up to two weeks at Oishei Childrens Hospital. On Sunday, she was attacked by a pit bull belonging to a friend of her father's in a home on Watson Street near Peckham in Buffalo.
Her mother, Jasmine Harris, says she needed two surgeries and stitches to her face and head. "They were pretty deep. I know each stitch is three stitches deep. They had to go three different layers. I know they were really, really deep and they're realy, really swolen now."
On Tuesday, Sanye was moved out of intensive care and into a regular room at the hospital. "She actually got an apetite," said Harris. "We got her to eat a little of her sausage, and she drank a little bit of her bottle, 240 milligrams of milk. She's smiling a little bit and talking a little bit, but she's still not completely herself yet."
A Buffalo Police spokesman says investigators have had limited contact with the dog's owner, and at this point, they haven't been able to actually find the dog itself. So for now, the investigation continues.
Harris is just looking for closure. "We really just want the dog either to be put to sleep or brought to the detectives or somebody so our daughter doesn't have to go through all these pain shots. She has to get three sets of different rabies shots and I just want it to end. Really I just want them to get the dog or talk to her so we can get a full story, because we still don't really know what happened. Me or the father were not there. We just got a phone call." 
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — An arrest has been made in connection to an attack by a pit bull on a toddler, according to Buffalo Police.

The toddler's mother says the 14-month-old baby girl is recovering in the ICU at Oishei Children's Hospital after sustaining serious injuries Sunday night at a family friend's home on Watson Street in Buffalo.

The girl suffered multiple lacerations, skull fractures and puncture wounds to her abdomen.

She underwent surgery within the past 24 hours, her mother said.
Police said the attack happened Sunday night on Buffalo's east side.



Friday, January 11, 2019

GRENADA COUNTY MS - DIANE REEVES, 70, A GRANDMOTHER AND NURSE FOR MANY YEARS WAS FOUND FATALLY MAULED BY UP TO 7 DOGS OF "MIXED BREEDS"


UPDATE:  https://www.wjtv.com/news/local-news/dogs-kill-woman/1697585078?fbclid=IwAR1HDXFh90X-pHA5jpltDs__8CGV5cdsM2LZr-OlNMxTHrQHh6MlZsRkixI

GRENADA, Miss. (WJTV) - The woman has been identified as Dianne Reves.
Reeves neighbor, Phillip Sr Cross is the owner of the vicious dogs. Many people are saying Cross is a long time dog hoarder and breeder.   

A pack of dogs killed a Grenada County woman at her home on Carpenter road according to officials.
Thursday evening is when the victim was found and at least seven dogs were captured. Identification is not yet available.
GRENADA COUNTY, MS - According to WTVA, a 70-year-old woman has died after she was attacked by six dogs.
Sheriff Alton Strider confirms that Diane Reeves died in her backyard along Carpenter Road. The mutt-lab mixed dogs belong to someone who lives down the street from Reeves.
At this time, the dogs are at a pound and their owner has not been cited. This is an ongoing investigation. The dogs will be analyzed by a veterinarian.
"It's really awful," Reeves' co-worker and friend, Shirley Holiday, said. "She retired about five years ago and she was just looking so forward to it. She had plans."
Holiday described her friend as sweet and well respected. She added Reeves worked as an “infection control nurse” at a local hospital.
http://www.wlbt.com/2019/01/12/sheriff-year-old-grenada-county-woman-attacked-killed-by-dogs/
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By REGGIE ROSS
Staff Writer
The victim killed in a dog attack has been identified by the Grenada County Sheriff’s Department.
Sheriff Alton Strider identified the victim as Diane Reves, 70, who was discovered Thursday in the 1600 block of Carpenter Road in North Grenada County.
According to the sheriff’s department, Reves’ body was discovered Thursday afternoon by a neighbor. The sheriff’s department responded to the call at 3:30 p.m.
“We’re talking about several hundred dog bites here,” Investigator Josh Dale said. “So far during the investigation, we believe that the attack happened sometimes Wednesday.”
According to deputies, a total of SEVEN DOGS OF MIXED BREEDS  were seized.
“We believe that we have all of the dogs involved,” Dale said. “We are having them all tested to get a better look at their involvement in the attack.”
The sheriff’s department said with the investigation in its early stages, they cannot say who owns of the dogs.
Reves, a mother and a grandmother, worked as a nurse for many years in Grenada. A friend said she was very active at Friendship Baptist Church where she worked with the homebound ministry. She also worked with the ministry at the Grenada County Jail.
Funeral arrangements are pending.

https://www.grenadastar.com/2019/01/11/dogs-kill-county-woman/



2019 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES -  1   (0 children + 1 adult)

1)   1-9-  Diane Reeves - 70 - Grenada County MS - A total of 7 dogs were taken into custody - The Sheriff's Department reported she suffered about several hundred dog bites.


MARYSVILLE CA - 3 PIT BULLS WERE MAULING A 14-YEAR-OLD BOY IN A PARK WHEN A HERO - CHAD BIRD - CAME TO HIS RESCUE AND FOUGHT THE PITS AND THE MONSTERS TURNED ON HIM ...AND IT TOOK ANOTHER HERO TO SAVE HIM!!!

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A man was mauled by three dogs in a public park after he tried to stop them from attacking a 14-year-old boy.  

Chad Bird said at 6 feet, 3 inches and 240 pounds, he's a big guy.  But even he was no match for THREE ADULT PIT BULLS. That's why, he said, there was no way he was going to let them tear into a teenage boy.

Tuesday morning, Bird was driving by Eastlake Park in Marysville when something caught his attention.  "I was seeing the three pit bulls chewing on the kid's arms and mainly his chest," Bird said.  "He was screaming bloody murder... all three of them were pulling him in a different direction. It was vicious. I thought chunks of him were going to be missing the way they were chewing on him."

Bird said he put his vehicle in park and ran toward them. He then started yelling and kicking at the dogs, long enough for the 14-year-old boy to get away. The dogs then turned on him.  "I was trying to get them off of my face. I raised a hand like this to stop them from chewing on my face, and they grabbed this arm and bit down and one of them was pulling on it, and then the other one came up and got this arm and was pulling on it and then I didn't have no hands to stop the third one," Bird said.

Meanwhile, Max Jacobo, who lives across the street from the park heard the commotion outside.  "When I heard Chad scream for help, and it was a blood curdling scream, that's when I told my kids hold on," Jacobo said.  He told his two young daughters to stay put and then walked outside. He said he grabbed his square-tipped shovel and headed over to help.

Meanwhile, Bird thought he'd be safe if he could only make it to his car. But the dogs jumped on him and knocked him down again, then attacked.  "I was physically drained. There was no more fighting," Bird said.  "I was going to sit there on the ground and let them chew on me until somebody did something."
That's the moment Jacobo walked up. With his shovel in hand, Jacobo was able to free Bird and save him.

The Marysville Police Department confirmed that all three pit bulls were taken into custody by an animal control officer. The department said what will happen to the dogs has not been determined.

Bird will be seeing an orthopedic surgeon Thursday morning for the injuries to his foot and leg. The 14-year-old boy suffered a puncture wound to his stomach.

https://www.kcra.com/article/boy-man-mauled-by-3-pit-bulls-in-marysville-park/25839826?fbclid=IwAR0adUkl6YUkZsTJ128FsKkSJOYx4mE6vg6k1A70Tmv6YBZ2VKHsJy9Giuc


BALTIMORE MD - LAURI PROCHASKA IS NOW AFRAID TO GO OUTSIDE AFTER BEING MAULED BY 2 PIT BULLS



(WJZ) — Animal control is looking for two dogs responsible for mauling a woman in west Baltimore over the weekend.

Lauri Prochaska said she’s new to the Evergreen Lawn neighborhood and had never seen these dogs before they pounced on her Saturday afternoon.
She is now on the mend and looking for justice after spending four hours in surgery for horrific bite wounds.
They were in for the kill,” said Prochaska. “That’s how vicious they were when they got a hold of me.”
Prochaska says Saturday afternoon, she was wheeling out trash cans in the alley near Edmonson and North Warwick avenues where she provides live-in home care.
“It just happened out of nowhere,” Prochaska said. “There was no warning, nothing.”
She says TWO PIT BULLS  attacked her from behind, unprovoked, with one latching on to each calf as she struggled to fight them off.
“Thank god they released their grip, their bite,” said Prochaska. “I don’t know what made them. Maybe me fighting them, punching them in the head, or whatever I was doing.”
As Prochaska screamed for help, the dogs ran off down the alley.
A police report filed after the attack reports deep tissue wounds to Prochaska’s legs.
Animal control will be investigating where the dogs live and if they’re up to date on shots.
Prochaska wants the dogs found, and put down.
“It worries me that they’re out there, yes,” said Prochaska, “Because I know for a fact if it would have been a small child, I’m afraid to say it would have been a fatality.”
Police are looking for two white pit mixes with light brown spots.
Now afraid to go outside of her own home, Prochaska has a long road to recovery. 

https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2019/01/09/police-looking-for-2-pitbulls-in-animal-attack/?fbclid=IwAR2kdIHBBHscRhgmp2eERKZTQVDva-AoXeTq63ohQ20bsr0C68lznpPXnSE


FAYETTEVILLE NC - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL "SOMEHOW" GOT OUT AND MAULED CLIFFORD LOCKLEAR BREAKING HIS HAND AND BITING OFF HIS FINGER TIPS .."THAT DOG WAS GOING TO KILL ME"




A Fayetteville man said he is happy to be alive after a dog attacked him, breaking one of his hands and costing him the tips of two fingers of the other hand.
Clifford Locklear said he was standing outside on Clinton Road on Wednesday afternoon when he said the  PIT BULL MIX  appeared out of nowhere.
"I was standing beside the highway, and I turned around and there was the dog. As soon as I turned around, it jumped on me," he said.
Locklear said the dog was all over him and had him on the ground when, thankfully, a woman stopped her car and helped him.
"If it hadn't been for her, I feel the dog would have killed me," Locklear said.

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Eventually, Melissa Norris, the dog's owner was able to wrestle the pair apart.
Norris said a visitor failed to lock the gate behind them, and that's how the dog, Rockett, got out.
She says she rushed to get Rockett off of Locklear."I just tackled my dog to get him off of him, and I picked one of the end of his fingers up and put it in an envelope," Norris said.
Locklear said that he has had trouble with this dog before.
"The dog has attacked a couple of people already," he said. "That dog was going to kill me. I had trouble last year [with] the same dog."
The dog was taken by Cumberland County Animal Control after the attack and was put down on Thursday. The body will be tested for rabies.
The investigation continues to determine if criminal charges will be filed in the case.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

PHILADELPHIA PA - 2 PIT BULLS THAT KILLED A DOG 2 WEEKS AGO "SOMEHOW" GOT OUT AGAIN AND ATTACKED A WOMAN WALKING HER SMALL DOG



Philadelphia police say they had to discharge their weapons after the same TWO PIT BULLS  that killed a dog two weeks ago attacked again.

It happened around 7:20 p.m. Monday along the 1900 block of Goodnaw Street in Bustleton when police responded to a report of two dogs attacking a woman and her dog.

Two officers arrived at the scene and shot at the dogs, striking them, in an effort to stop the attack. The woman, who asked only to be identified by her first name Kate, said she was walking her mother's bichon frise, Weenie, when the attack occurred.

"My mom was sitting on the pavement, holding Weenie, covered in blood," Kate said.

It was approximately two weeks ago that Jason Colucci, another resident on the block, shared his story about the same dogs getting out and killing his beloved dog Champ.

In addition to killing Champ, the dogs also bit Colucci, as well as his landlord.

Colucci said he was told the pit bulls would be quarantined for a week. Police say they found out that the dogs were only held one day.

"I can't believe the same thing happened again after we called numerous times to try to get these dogs out of here," said Colucci.

Kate questioned, " If this could be prevented, if this could be taken care of, why wasn't it?"

Animal Care and Control said the agency cannot legally remove dogs from their owners because they were never charged with a crime after the first incident.

In a statement, they said: "With regard to the first bite incident, the dog owner appears to have complied with the bite quarantine procedures as required by law."

Kate says that is no consolation for her family.

"This had to be prevented, this has to be prevented," she said.

POLICE SAID THEY HAVE BEEN OUT TO THE HOME MORE THAN TWO DOZEN TIMES TO TRY AND FIND THE OWNERS OF THE PIT BULLS TO SERVE THEM A DANGEROUS DOG CITATION, BUT NO ONE EVER ANSWERED THE DOOR.

The officer-involved shooting investigation will also be looking into charges for the owner of the dogs.

No officers were injured in the incident.



SUMMERVILLE, CHATTOOGA COUNTY GA - PIT BULLS WERE AT THE TOP OF THE LIST FOR ATTACKS IN 2018 ...THE LATEST ...A FEMALE JUVENILE COULDN'T CONTROL THE PIT SHE WAS WALKING AND IT ATTACKED A NEIGHBOR'S DACHSHUND!

Another  PIT BULL  dog attack is being reported in Chattooga County. This time a pit bull attacked and seriously injured a local couple’s pet, according to Summerville Police reports.
The attack happened just before 5 p.m. Monday. Lynn Stroup was outside her home with the family’s dachshund dog. About that time, a female juvenile from a neighboring home was walking a pit bull down the road. Once the pit bull spotted the dachshund, the pit broke loose from the juvenile and attacked the small dog.
“The dachshund received a fractured jaw and several punctures on the throat area. [I] spoke with the owners [of the pit bull] about the incident,” Summerville Policeman Steve Bates stated.  The pit bull owners made financial arrangements to take care of the dachshund’s medical bills.
When it comes to dogs being problematic, pits were on the top of the list last year by far, according to law enforcement reports. Cops and animal control officers have been called to several residences because of that breed of dog. Those incidents, according to incident reports, include:
  • In September a puppy was seriously injured by pit bulls n Henderson Street in Summerville.
  • In April, Summerville policemen responded to an aggressive pit bull dog incident on Henderson Street.
  • In May, a white stray dog got into a Henderson Street fence and three pit bulls killed it.
  • In June, two pit bulls ran after a local Hill Avenue resident in Summerville.
  • In October, a woman was attacked by a pit bull on Kellett Street. She was transported by ambulance to a hospital in Floyd County.
  • In November, a pit bull attacked a Mountain Side Drive man’s dog. His dog was severely injured.



Monday, January 7, 2019

MIAMI GARDENS FL - A MAN WAS AIRLIFTED TO A HOSPITAL AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY HIS PRESA CANARIO




(THIS DOG LOOKS JUST LIKE 4 OF THE 6 VERY LARGE MONSTERS IN THE NASTY TRASHY FILTHY BACKYARD NEXT DOOR TO US.  WE CALL THEM X-L PIT BULLS BUT THEY LOOK JUST LIKE THIS ONLY MUCH FATTER AND HEAVIER!!!!!)

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - A man was airlifted to a hospital Monday morning after he was bitten by his dog in Miami Gardens, authorities said.
The incident was reported at 2100 NW 153rd St. in the Bunche Park neighborhood.
Miami Gardens police spokeswoman Nelly Joseph said the dog was a Perro de Presa Canario, also known as a Canary Mastiff.
The dog has since been removed from the home by Animal Services. 
Jerry Hixon, who is one of the victim's neighbors, told Local 10 News reporter Liane Morejon that the victim's dogs sometimes bark when they see people, but have never attacked someone before.
"I just heard that the dog -- he was trying to tell the dog to back up, to back up -- and the next thing I heard, they attacked him," Hixon said.  
The victim's condition has not been released, but police said his injuries were non-life-threatening.

BOARDMAN OH - A PIT BULL THAT HAD ATTACKED AND KILLED BEFORE "SOMEHOW" GOT LOOSE AND ATTACKED AN ELDERLY WOMAN AND HER PET AS THEY WERE TAKING A WALK


A Boardman woman and her dog both had to be treated medically following an attack by a neighbors dog.
According to a police report, the incident happened around 4:30 pm on December 26 when the victim was walking her dog on the sidewalk of Sylvia Lane. 
The victim told police she was two yards past the house with the K-9 that attacked her and her dog when she heard someone yell, "grab your dog!"
According to a police report, the victim turned around and saw a "large, PIT BULL-LIKE DOG" coming toward her. 
The victim told police she lifted her dog, but the K-9 kept jumping on her and biting her and her dog and eventually knocked her over. 
Following the incident, the victim was taken to the hospital got seven stitches in her hand and her dog was treated by a veterinarian and is on medication for the wounds.
Mahoning County Dog Warden Dave Nelson was contacted following the incident and reported that there were no shot records or licenses for that dog or either of the other two dogs at the house. 
According to a police report, the same K-9 has been involved in several incidents including one from the summer of 2018 where a neighbors dog was killed. 
This incident and previous incidents involving the K-9 are still being investigated by Boardman police and the Mahoning County Dog Warden. 

EDISON NJ - A PIT BULL "SOMEHOW" GOT LOOSE AND FOUND SOMETHING TO KILL ...A BELOVED JACK RUSSELL TERRIER BEING WALKED ON A LEASH BY ITS OWNER


A dog described as an "aggressive PIT BULL" fatally attacked a Jack Russell Terrier and remained on the loose Monday.

The unleashed dog without a collar attacked the smaller dog on College Drive as it was being walked in Millbrook Village near Middlesex Community College Friday around 11:45 p.m., according to Edison police.

The owner of the terrier, whose identity was not disclosed, told police the pit bull bit her 3-year-old dog until another resident hit the pit bull with a shovel, according to police. The pit bull ran off while the Jack Russell was taken to a veterinarian and later died because of its severe injuries, police said.

Edison Township’s animal control officers and police continued to search in the area of College Driver and Mill Road for a "large-breed dog" that fatally mauled a Jack Russell Terrier as its owner walked it along College Drive on Friday night.

Anyone seeing the dog should not approach it and instead call 911.