Thursday, February 28, 2019

LUBBOCK TX - JOHNNIE MAE GARNER, 88, WAS FATALLY MAULED IN HER BACKYARD BY A NEIGHBOR'S "PACK OF 5 OR 6 PIT BULL MIXES"


Johnnie Mae Garner's house (Source: KCBD)

(KCBD) - Family members of the woman killed in a dog attack Wednesday night report it was 88-year-old Johnnie Mae Garner.

Family members believe the  PACK OF FIVE OR SIX DOGS  were trying to get to Garner’s female dog in the backyard of her house. It was reported she tried to scare them away and that is when she was attacked.
It happened in the 1800 block of E. Colgate around 6:30 p.m.
According to the police report, the owner of the dogs was told by a neighbor that his dogs were loose and running around. He went into the alley to find his dogs and heard Garner screaming for help, and saw his five dogs attacking her. He jumped the fence into the yard to help. The dogs started charging him but stopped before getting to him. The dogs ran out of the yard and the man called 911.
Police say Garner was taken to Covenant Health where she later died.
The owner of the dogs, who has not been identified, flagged down the officers to show them where Garner was. When he returned to his home, his dogs were back in his own yard. Lubbock Animal Services took custody of the dogs.

Johnnie Mae Garner, 88, of Lubbock was known as "Mama" or "Granny" to nearly everyone in her neighborhood (Source: Family members)
“My mother was one of the greatest mothers of all time, I'll put it that way,” said her son John Girdy. “She’s a mother and granny to all these people around here, as you can see. The whole neighborhood knows her. I mean, they love her, everybody loves her and when you’d come visit her she makes you happy and you’re going to leave happy. You know what I mean? She would just lift you up. On everything. You know, which is just great. We’re going to miss her, trust me.”

Dogs involved in fatal attack of 88-year-old Johnnie Mae Garner (Source: Lubbock Police Department)

Dogs involved in fatal attack of 88-year-old Johnnie Mae Garner (Source: Lubbock Police Department)
According to the City of Lubbock, no residence within the city shall harbor more than four (4) adult dogs and/or four (4) adult cats, over the age of sixteen (16) weeks. No residence within the city shall harbor more than one (1) litter of puppies and/or one (1) litter of kittens. Any persons desiring to keep more than four (4) adult dogs, four (4) adult cats, or more than one (1) litter of puppies or kittens at premises occupied by them may apply with the director of animal services for a multipet permit. The applicant shall pay an application fee at the time of filing.
KCBD NewsChannel 11 will update this story when more information is available.

http://www.kcbd.com/2019/02/28/year-old-lubbock-woman-killed-by-her-neighbors-dogs/


2019 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 8  (1 child + 7 adults)


PIT BULL - 2  (KY, CA)
UP TO 6 PIT BULL MIXES - 1 (TX)
BOXER MIXS - 1  (SC)
PIT BULL AND A SHEPHERD MIX - 1  (TX)
6 GERMAN SHEPHERDS - 1  (TN)
GERMAN SHEPHERD/BLUE TICK HOUND MIXES - 1 (MS)
2 DOBERMAN PINSCHERS - 1  (TX)

CA - 1
KY - 1 
MS - 1
SC - 1
TN - 1
TX - 3

1)   1-9 -  Dianne Reves - 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 - Facebook posts from the neighbor shows the dogs were GERMAN SHEPHERD/BLUE TICK HOUND MIX.

2)  1-21 - Ed Stanley - 85 - Amarillo, Potter County TX - He was severely mauled over his entire body by a PIT BULL AND A SHEPHERD MIX on his driveway - A passerby came to his aid but he died 2 weeks later -  http://www.dogsbitedecatural.com/2019/01/amarillo-tx-85-year-old-man-suffered.html

3)  2-7 - Ashton McGhee - 1 - Guthrie KY - The 1-year-old baby boy lived in Hopkinsville KY and was visiting his grandparents' home when one of the family dogs came in from outside and attacked him - The Chief of Police said the PIT BULL MIX may have been spooked by a thunderstorm and then spooked again by the ball the child was playing with - "IT'S AN UNFORTUNATE FREAK ACCIDENT".

4)  2-8 - Elaine Richman - Houston TX - She owned two DOBERMAN PINSCHERS  that she trained as show dogs - She was found dead in her backyard with bite marks over her face and body. 

5)  2-15 - Angela Johnson - 54 - Anza Riverside County CA - On Dec 15, 2018, she was hanging out clothes on a line in her yard when a neighbor's 3 pit bulls mauled her - A main artery was bitten into on her neck and she suffered a severe stroke - She remained in a coma and died on Feb 9, 2019.

6) 2-21 - Nancy Burgess-Dismuke - 52 - Greenville SC - She was playing in her yard with 2 of her dogs said to be  BOXER MIXES - Neighbors heard her screaming and at first thought they were just playing, then realized they were mauling her  - several men came running and hit the dogs with various things but the tiny woman had lost so much blood from her upper extremities ... "one arm was hanging and the other was bitten off!!!"

7) 2-26 - Bessie Jill Peterson - 88 - Pall Mall Pickett County TN - She was airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center after being mauled around 5pm by a neighbor's dogs - 6 GERMAN SHEPHERDS - Her sister, who was in the home with her, says that she went outside to check on a drainage ditch and the flooding in her yard when the dogs attacked - She tried to help her sister but the dogs chased her back in.

8) 2-27 - Johnnie Mae Garner - 88? - Lubbock TX - Family members believe that the neighbor's dogs were trying to get to her dog in her backyard and she was trying to scare them away when they mauled her.  


PENDING:

2-15-19 - Brenda Hamilton - 77 - Pantego Beaufort County NC - She was attacked around 6am on Friday morning on Indian Run Road - Canine DNA was found on her - Investigators are collecting DNA from "canines" in the area to find which animal horribly and fatally mauled her.  

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

A pack of pit bulls and not a single one with a collar or license. How odd. And in violation of the local kennel licensing. Also odd. Almost like pit bull owners don't believe laws apply to them, or something.

I have to be honest and say I'd rather the owner have been killed then this poor neighbor.

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous at 9:02 PM, I agree 100%!! It's always a good day when the pit owner gets the business end of their stupid mauler.