Monday, March 25, 2019

GAINESVILLE, ALACHUA COUNTY FL - 5 LOOSE PIT BULLS TERRORIZE A GAINESVILLE NEIGHBORHOOD: PITS ATTACKING PETS OUTSIDE, CRASHING INSIDE A HOME TO ATTACK A PET, MEN BEAT OFF PITS WITH BASEBALL BATS, POLICE SHOOTING PITS, PITS BEING HELD DOWN BY MEN UNTIL THEY SMOTHERED!!!!!



Two dogs that marauded through a northwest Gainesville neighborhood, in which a pet dog was killed in a September mauling, were killed Friday night and a dog they attacked was injured in the latest of a series of canine attacks.
Five dogs described as PIT BULLS  owned by Reynaldo Davila, 5901 NW 30th Terrace, got through a damaged fence and began terrorizing the Northwood Pines neighborhood.
Residents captured two of the dogs, one of which was killed by a Gainesville Police officer. The other was likely suffocated by the residents trying to hold it down, said GPD Inspector Jorge Campos.
Northwood Pines is the neighborhood in which Bella, a small mixed breed owned by Linda Swinburn, was killed in September by pit bulls that had escaped from the home of owner Nathaniel Pettiford, a street over from Friday night’s attack.
Resident Virginia Brissette and Campos described a street under siege at about 8:30 p.m. when the dogs escaped.
“Five dogs came from Rey Davila’s yard...They are running amok in the neighborhood. They were running at a couple that had a dog in their yard. A dog chased the woman into the house, menaced her and attacked their dog,” Brissette said.  “The husband was able to pry the pit bull off their dog and slam him against the wall, and the dog just kept going.”
That couple was Dustin and Amber Banks with their dog Lucy.  Once Banks made sure his dog and wife were OK, he grabbed his baseball bat and ran down the street to the home of Wayne and Ingrid Carney, where dogs were attacking their beagle-mix, Penny.
They eventually got the dogs off Penny, who was taken to the emergency clinic at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.  Carney said she has wide, deep wounds and added that the concern is the wounds will get infected.
Meanwhile, two other dogs were attacking a third canine farther down the street. Campos said an officer was directed to that house and found several residents holding down dogs.
“One of the guys holding it was pleading for help, saying he was fatigued and couldn’t hold it anymore. The officer instructs him to release the dog. The dog was still aggressive so the officer shoots the dog and dispatches it,” Campos said. “The owner shows up at this point and says he can control the other dog. When they let go, the dog had died, probably from suffocation from them holding him down.”
The officer who shot the dog was Cpl. Dylan Hayes-Morrison, a member of GPD’s K-9 unit, Campos said.
Five dogs were confiscated by Alachua County Animal Services, including the bodies of the two dead dogs. Campos said no charges were filed against Davila.
Davila said he feels badly about the incident and apologized to the Carneys.
“It wasn’t meant to happen. I’m glad everybody is OK and the dog is alive. I lost two of my dogs,” Davila said. “I didn’t want anybody to get hurt. At least for that I am thankful.”
Animal Services Director Ed Williams said the three dogs that were impounded will likely be processed under the county’s dangerous dog ordinance. If that happens, Davila would have to have the dogs neutered, get insurance on the dogs, ensure they are confined and meet other standards. If he doesn’t, the dogs will be euthanized.
Carney said THE PIT BULLS ESCAPED THROUGH A ROTTED PORTION OF DAVILA'S WOOD FENCE AND INTO HIS YARD THROUGH AN OPENING IN HIS CHAIN LINK FENCE THAT HAD EARLIER BEEN PRIED OPEN BY THE DOGS. They ran down the street and had been spotted by Amber Banks.    “I heard them coming down the street. I heard a loud ruckus going on. I was like, ’Baby, there’s three pit bulls coming this way. (One dog) kind of locks eyes on me and starts running at me,” Amber said.
Continued Dustin, “I went inside to get my baseball bat. By the time I came back, Amber was screaming. I open the door and see three pit bulls and Amber on the ground. Two run off and I open the door and tell Amber to get in. Lucy was there and it locked eyes on her and, whoom, right through the door.”
Dustin Banks said the pit bull latched onto Lucy’s neck. He pried its jaws open once but it locked on Lucy again. He pried them again and flung it against the wall.  “I was like, OK, it’s now or never — this thing is going to kill my dog. With God’s strength I was able to pry those jaws off.  I slammed it and opened the door and threw it out,” Dustin Banks said. “It’s only by the grace of God and my faith that I was able to do it.”Banks grabbed his bat and ran down the street after hearing neighbors screaming.
Carney said he saw Banks walking down the street with a bat and opened the door to see what was happening.  “That’s when I saw two of the dogs in my front yard. In a brief seven-second exchange (with Banks) Penny snuck out the door, saw a third dog and ran up to it to chase her to play,” Carney said.  “Unfortunately, they did chase her and then all three of them were latched onto her.  
I started punching and grabbing the dogs so they would let go. Nothing was working. (Banks) was hitting them with the bat. We were able to get one off and then work on the other two. Then the other one was on her.”  Eventually, Carney was able to lift Penny up when the three pit bulls let her loose for a second.
Carney and Amber and Wayne Banks said they have nothing against pit bulls but said owners need to ensure that their dogs do not get loose.
Brissette said Davila’s dogs have escaped before and have been reported to Animal Services and police.
“Neighbors on every side of (Davila) have contacted GPD and or Alachua County Animal Services to ask for help,” Brissette said. “It’s a big deal. This is not the first time these dogs have gotten out.”
Several dog attacks have occurred recently:
On March 8, Kinnamon Tanner, 2, was fatally mauled at the home of his aunt in High Springs by two dogs that were in the yard.  
Lorraine Anderson was injured and her dog Tico killed on Feb. 26 while they were walking in Palmetto Villas.   Anderson was injured trying to save Tico.  The culprits were two neighboring dogs that had gotten through a hole in the fence. 
In December a puggle named Fred was killed as he being walked in an Alachua neighborhood by Arlene Stewart, who was injured, by two dogs that got out of a house unexpected.
Also in December, a Gainesville boy was injured while riding his bike by a dog that got out of the house.  It also killed a cat. 
 The attack on Bella and Swinburn in September began the series.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

IRVING, DALLAS COUNTY TX - JOHANA VILLAFANE, 33, WAS MAULED TO DEATH BY HER 2 PIT BULLS AS SHE WAS VISITING THEM AT IRVING ANIMAL HOSPITAL WHERE THE MEAT GRINDERS WERE IN QUARANTINE FOR A PREVIOUS ATTACK



IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) – A woman died from her injuries after HER TWO PIT BULLS  attacked her at an Irving animal hospital, and responding officers were forced to shoot and kill the dogs, police say.


Police say officers responded to the incident at around 11:45 a.m. Saturday at the O’Connor Animal Hospital after receiving a 911 call about the woman lying unconscious outside of the hospital in an exercise area.
According to police, hospital staff and responding personnel were not able to help her immediately as the two dogs were still near her and were exhibiting “aggressive behavior.” Police say an officer was forced to shoot the animals.
The woman was taken to Parkland hospital with “life-threatening” injuries. She was later pronounced dead.
She was identified as 33-year-old Johana Villafane of Irving.
Police say the dogs had been in quarantine at the hospital after an incident earlier this month where they had apparently bit someone.
The attack happened outside of the hospital in an area where owners are able to walk and exercise their dogs.
Police will continue to investigate the incident as well as the fatal shooting of the dogs.

https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2019/03/23/2-pit-bulls-attack-owner-irving-animal-hospital-dogs-killed/?fbclid=IwAR3psyvd6F5_wCe_NWQGN97w9nAfkR-9YDbrt3jnj0ws6C3P6LgyM939m7s



2019 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 13  (4 children + 9 adults)


PIT BULL - 3  (KY, CA, TX)
UP TO 6 PIT BULL MIXES - 1 (TX)
PIT BULL/BOXER MIX? - 1 (NC)
2 RESCUED PIT BULL MIXES - 1 (FL)
BOXER MIX - 1  (SC)
PIT BULL AND A SHEPHERD MIX - 1  (TX)
2 ROTTWEILERS - 1 (CA)
6 GERMAN SHEPHERDS - 1  (TN)
GERMAN SHEPHERD/BLUE TICK HOUND MIXES? - 1 (MS)
2 DOBERMAN PINSCHERS - 1  (TX)
3 DOGS: MIXED BREED INCLUDING A HEELER/MASTIFF MIX -1 (TX) 

TX - 5
CA - 2
FL - 1
KY - 1 
MS - 1
NC - 1
SC - 1
TN - 1


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 a 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.  

9) 3 -5 - Jacari Long - 6 Months -Salisbury NC - The child's babysitter had gone outside to the car to clean off a seat for the baby boy when she heard her mother scream and ran inside to fine her ?PIT BULL/BOXER MIX? mauling him - He was taken to a local hospital then airlifted to Winston Salem where he was pronounced dead. 

 10) 3-8 - 2-Year-Old Boy - High Springs Alachua Co FL - While in the care of his grandmother who was who was letting out large dogs at his aunt's house - 2 of the dogs mauled the boy - He was pronounced dead at the scene and the grandmother was injured trying to save him - 6 dogs were taken from the home - They were adopted dogs from Rescues and appear to be Boxer/Pit mix, and various mixed breeds and a large Dogo Argentino - The 2 dogs that killed the baby were an American Staffordshire Terrier (Pit Bull) and an American Bulldog.

11) 3-13 - Jimmy Lee Grigg - 53 - Galveston County TX - The Sheriff said he was fatally mauled by 3 dogs owned by a relative on the Grigg's property and he said the dogs were MIXED BREED INCLUDING ONE HEELER/MASTIFF MIX - Cause of death was from blood loss - His brother was the one that called 911 for help - A neighbor reported that she had called animal control several times because it sounded like dogs fighting on the property.

12) 3-22 - Jaysiah Chavez - 2 - Fresno CA - Apparently the child was in the care of his grandparents when he went into the front yard - Other children ran in to tell the grandmother that dogs had the child - She tried to get the 2 Rottweilers away and save him, as did the grandpa, but he died from the injuries.

13) 3-23 - Johana Villafane - 33 - Irving TX - She was visiting her 2 Pit Bulls that were quarantined at O'Connor Animal Hospital for biting someone earlier in the month - Someone noticed her lying unconscious outside in an exercize area - Responders could not get to her because of the viciousness of the meat grinders so police shot them - She was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and later pronounced dead. 


PENDING:

1-24-19 - Patricia Henson - 8-Months-Old - Tucson AZ - She was found dead with a dog near her - Severely and Catastrophically Mauled - An autopsy report of 3 bags of stomach contents showed baby teeth and skeletal fragments - A neighbor reported seeing a German Shepherd taken from the home - Her mother, Breanna Henson was arrested and charged with child abuse - more later.....

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.


FRESNO CA - 2 ROTTWEILERS DUG UNDER THEIR FENCE TO ESCAPE AND FATALLY MAULED 2-YEAR-OLD JAYSIAH CHAVEZ IN HIS YARD

 roaming rottweilers kill boy fresno

UPDATE:  https://www.yourcentralvalley.com/news/local-news/2-year-old-mauled-to-death-by-two-dogs-identified/1876525919


FRESNO, California - The boy who was mauled and killed by two dogs in Fresno on Friday morning has been identified.
Around 11 a.m., Fresno Police responded to a report of a dog mauling in the 5900 block of East Kaviland Avenue, and when officers arrived, they performed CPR on the child. He was taken to Community Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, according to Lt. Mark Hudson with Fresno Police Department.



He was identified Monday as Jaysiah Chavez, 2.  He says Jaysiah was out front of the home when two Rottweilers without an owner attacked him. His grandma attempted to intervene, and she was bit. The grandpa was able to stop the attack, Hudson said.

The dogs were found nearby the home and were captured and taken to the Central California SPCA. Around 3 p.m., Walter Salvari with the Central California SPCA says the owner let go of their rights of the dogs, and they were to be euthanized as soon as possible.  The owner says the dogs dug out from where they were kept at their home.
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A 1-year-old California boy was mauled to death by two dogs, police officials confirmed.  The boy, who was not named, was outside the front of a house in the 5900 block of East Kaviland Avenue on the morning of March 22.
TWO ROTTWEILERS  attacked the boy and mauled him to death.  The boy’s grandma attempted to intervene and was bitten but the boy’s grandpa was ultimately able to stave off the dogs, which were found nearby, captured, and taken to the Central California SPCA.
Walter Salvari with the association told KGPE that the dog’s owner gave up their rights of the dogs and the animals were euthanized later on Friday.  The owner told officials that the dogs escaped from where they were being kept by digging their way out.
Investigators told KFSN that the dogs dug a hole under the fence where they were being kept, ran through a neighbor’s yard, crossed a street, then attacked the boy.
 roaming rottweilers kill boy fresno
Following the attack, neighbors shared their thoughts:
Theresa Davis, who lives in a house in front of the house the dog owner lives, said her heart sunk when she saw the pictures of the dogs.
“I said, ‘oh my god, this is horrendous, these dogs have been in our neighborhood for eight or nine years,'” she told KFSN, noting that the dogs have a history of digging holes under the fence and escaping.
“Just primarily on the back fence, they’ve come out the side gate of their property, and recently discovered that hole a couple of days ago,” she added.
“Just thinking about the little boy, the baby losing its life… it’s a tragedy. Anybody with a heart would get teary at least,” added Arcelia Ruiz, another neighbor.
“I feel bad about that because if their owners would be responsible and always look at them, because I feel like animals are like children,” Eva Granados, another neighbor, told KGPE.
A legal analyst said that dog owners have a responsibility to keep their dogs from getting out.
“Had the dogs gotten out but the child not been out there unsupervised the child might not have been attacked and it doesn’t make the culpability of the dog owner as great,” said David Mugridge, the analyst.
Considering the attack was fatal, charges against the owner could go up to involuntary manslaughter and if convicted the owner could face prison time and a $10,000 fine. Police officials said no charges have been filed as of yet.
DogsBite.org says that “each day, about 1,000 U.S. citizens require emergency care treatment for serious dog bite injuries. Annually, about 9,500 citizens are hospitalized due to dog bite injuries.”
In a 13-year analysis, the website says that of 433 fatal dog attacks in the United States, pit bulls contributed to 66 percent, or 284 deaths. Rottweilers, the second on the list, inflicted 10 percent of attacks that resulted in human death, the report says. German shepherds accounted for 4.6 percent of fatal attacks.
Mixed-breed dogs accounted for 3.9 percent and the American bulldog was next at 3.5 percent, the report said. The Mastiff and Bullmastiff accounted for 3.2 percent of deaths. Last on the list were huskies, which accounted for 3 percent of fatal attacks.
The report compiled fatal dog attacks between 2005 and 2017, showing that 48 percent of the victims were children aged 9 or younger.
https://www.ntd.com/1-year-old-boy-killed-by-two-dogs-owner-responds_305717.html

https://www.wthr.com/article/toddler-killed-neighborhood-dogs



2019 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 12  (4 children + 8 adults)

PIT BULL - 2  (KY, CA)
UP TO 6 PIT BULL MIXES - 1 - (TX)
PIT BULL/BOXER MIX? - 1 (NC)
2 RESCUED PIT BULL MIXES  - 1 (FL)
BOXER MIX - 1  (SC)
PIT BULL AND A SHEPHERD MIX - 1  (TX)
2 ROTTWEILERS - 1 (CA)
6 GERMAN SHEPHERDS - 1  (TN)
GERMAN SHEPHERD/BLUE TICK HOUND MIXES - 1 (MS)
2 DOBERMAN PINSCHERS - 1  (TX)
3 DOGS: MIXED BREED INCLUDING A HEELER/MASTIFF MIX -1 (TX) 

TX - 4
CA - 2
FL - 1
KY - 1 
MS - 1
NC - 1
SC - 1
TN - 1


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 a 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.  

9) 3 -5 - Jacari Long - 6 Months -Salisbury NC - The child's babysitter had gone outside to the car to clean off a seat for the baby boy when she heard her mother scream and ran inside to fine her ?PIT BULL/BOXER MIX? mauling him - He was taken to a local hospital then airlifted to Winston Salem where he was pronounced dead. 

 10) 3-8 - 2-Year-Old Boy - High Springs Alachua Co FL - While in the care of his grandmother who was who was letting out large dogs at his aunt's house - 2 of the dogs mauled the boy - He was pronounced dead at the scene and the grandmother was injured trying to save him - 6 dogs were taken from the home - They were adopted dogs from Rescues and appear to be Boxer/Pit mix, and various mixed breeds and a large Dogo Argentino - The 2 dogs that killed the baby were an American Staffordshire Terrier (Pit Bull) and an American Bulldog.

11) 3-13 - Jimmy Lee Grigg - 53 - Galveston County TX - The Sheriff said he was fatally mauled by 3 dogs owned by a relative on the Grigg's property and he said the dogs were MIXED BREED INCLUDING ONE HEELER/MASTIFF MIX - Cause of death was from blood loss - His brother was the one that called 911 for help - A neighbor reported that she had called animal control several times because it sounded like dogs fighting on the property.

12) 3-22 - Jaysiah Chavez - 2 - Fresno CA - Apparently the child was in the care of his grandparents when he went into the front yard - Other children ran in to tell the grandmother that dogs had the child - She tried to get the 2 Rottweilers away and save him, as did the grandpa, but he died from the injuries.


PENDING:

1-24-19 - Patricia Henson - 8-Months-Old - Tucson AZ - She was found dead with a dog near her - Severely and Catastrophically Mauled - An autopsy report of 3 bags of stomach contents showed baby teeth and skeletal fragments - A neighbor reported seeing a German Shepherd taken from the home - Her mother, Breanna Henson was arrested and charged with child abuse - more later.....

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.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

MYRTLE MS - A MAN WAS ATTACKED BY 3 PIT BULLS IN HIS HOUSE AS HE WAS LEAVING THE BATHROOM ..."THEY JUMPED ME AND TRIED TO BITE MY NECK"



(WTVA) - A man was treated at a hospital after being attacked by his THREE PIT BULLS.
Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said the incident happened late Thursday morning at the victim's home on County Road 2 near Myrtle.
The victim, John Blue, said the attack happened when he was leaving the bathroom. He said the dogs jumped on him and tried to bite his neck.
He suffered injuries across his body.
Blue said he and his son raised the dogs together and he is not sure what caused the sudden attack. He said the dogs had played rough with him before, but nothing like this.

FALL RIVER MA - LISA DECOSTA WAS COMING BACK FROM WALKING HER PAPILLON IN THE YARD OF THEIR APARTMENT - SHE WAS HOLDING "ACE" IN HER ARMS WHEN A PIT BULL ATTACKED AND CHEWED HIS LEG OFF, HE MAY LOSE HIS TAIL AND HIS INTESTINES ARE INJURED!!!

A little dog lost a leg after being attacked by a PIT BULL  in Fall River, despite being held in his owner’s arms when he was bitten.
Ace the papillon was back home Thursday after four days at the vet, though one of his hind legs was amputated following the weekend attack on June Street.
“He chewed my dog’s leg off,” Lisa DeCosta told NBC 10 News.
She said Ace will also need his tail amputated and could need help going to the bathroom for the rest of his life.
“It was horrific. It was horrible,” DeCosta said.
DeCosta said she and Ace were coming back from a walk into the yard of their apartment house, when she saw her upstairs neighbor’s dog off leash and picked up Ace under her arm.
But that did not stop the bigger dog.
“Grabbed my dog from behind ... while I was holding him. And I never let go. And he was pulling,” DeCosta said.
“I was horrified, still to this day because of the noise that my dog made. I couldn’t sleep for three nights. The screams that my dog made,” she said.
DeCosta said the pit bull’s owner tried to help separate the dogs, went with her to the vet, and paid some of the bills, which are now over $3,000.
Fall River animal control supervisor Cynthia Berard-Cadima told NBC 10 News that the female pit bull that attacked Ace is now being held in a 10-day quarantine.
The owner could agree to sign the dog over to be put down, the dog could possibly go home with restrictions, or there could be a vicious dog hearing.
“The big thing is people have to be aware and have to keep their dogs on leashes,” DeCosta said.
“You live in apartment houses, the first thing, you should put your dog on a leash,” she added.
Animal control is still working on the case.
Berard-Cadima said a dog owner is typically cited when their dog is off leash, but not when in their own yard.
NBC 10 News was unable to reach the owner of the pit bull for comment.

NEWTON COUNTY GA - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL AS SHE WAS PLAYING IN THE YARD ...THE MEAT GRINDER WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY A NEIGHBOR "AFTER PREVIOUS ATTEMPTS TO FREE THE CHILD FAILED"



A 6-year-old is out of the hospital, but she’s still unable to walk on her right leg after being mauled by a  PIT BULL  in Newton County, her mother told AJC.com.

Clarinesha Harris, of Fitzgerald, said she took her children to visit their father at his home off Fieldview Lane in unincorporated Covington when her daughter was attacked by the dog.  As they prepared to leave, she said she heard her daughter Candice scream in pain from the next door neighbor’s front lawn, followed by a gunshot.

“When we heard her yelling, my 5-year-old son was already telling his dad that the dog had his sister,” she said.  “When we got to her, the neighbor had already shot (the dog) once.”

A pit bull bit Candice’s right leg and was dragging her around Evelyn Rico’s lawn, AJC.com previously reported. Rico’s son, Rico Dean, shot and killed the dog after previous attempts to free the child failed.

“She was bleeding real bad,”  Dean previously told Channel 2 Action News.  “The dog had the little girl’s leg and was shaking it.”

It’s still unclear who owned the dog, who was not wearing a collar. AJC.com has reached out to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office for more information.

As for Candice, she’s back home in Fitzgerald. Even though moving around is a challenge, Harris said her family is doing what they can.  “We’re trying to make it as comfortable as possible for her,” Harris said.

https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/mother-says-year-old-girl-mauled-pit-bull-newton-county-back-home/R89QaiGqnNltUWsfSy374K/?fbclid=IwAR1VMG_4CtRdDDbBPkoEmFJZwxxWiFjN01QUR7bFD_5UQVa2uGXvJ1Am0yE


WATTSBURG PA - A NEIGHBOR'S AMERICAN BULLDOG ATTACKED A 5-YEAR-OLD BOY CAUSING SERIOUS HEAD AND SCALP INJURIES - LIFEFLIGHT TO CHILDREN'S PITTSBURG



A dog bite seriously injured a child in Wattsburg Tuesday afternoon.
It was reported in the 14300 block of Lowville Rd. just after 5 p.m.
Reports from the scene indicate a 5 year old was bit by a neighbor's dog, and the child suffered a serious head injury.
State Police aren't releasing much information on the attack at this time, but they confirm that child was transported to the Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh overnight.
There is no word on his condition, but the injuries to the child's scalp were reportedly severe.
The  AMERICAN BULLDOG  reportedly belong to a neighbor who voluntarily agreed to quarantine the dog at a local animal shelter.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

TUCSON AZ - BREANNA HENSON ARRESTED FOR CHILD ABUSE AFTER THE DEATH OF HER 8-MONTH-OLD GIRL - AN AUTOPSY REPORT SAID MULTIPLE INJURIES LED TO HER DEATH - A DOG WAS FOUND NEAR THE BABY AND THE CONTENTS OF IT'S STOMACH REVEALED "HUMAN INFANT TEETH AND SKELETAL FRAGMENTS"

Tucson mother arrested dog bite

KOLD News 13) - The autopsy report about the death of an eight-month-old girl says MULTIPLE INJURIES LED TO HER DEATH, but that the manner of the death remains undetermined.
Patricia Henson died Jan. 24 at a home in the 7700 block of East Apple Tree Drive, on Tucson’s southeast side.
Police said  the injuries  may have been caused by the dog, confirming there was a dog in the home at the time, but police did not say that the dog attacked the baby.
The autopsy report said that examination of three bags af the dog's stomach contents revealed "human infant teeth and skeletal fragments.  
[ WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT: Read the autopsy report ]
Her mother, Breanna Henson, was arrested and charged with child abuse.
Police say she was very intoxicated when officers arrived at the home.

http://www.kold.com/2019/03/20/autopsy-multiple-injuries-caused-babys-death/?fbclid=IwAR0CFa9J5ESFnYfT5MdsrjK7RhEbBZGvs5hEqARdVPtI2H-sYy_5Fg__flE

The autopsy of the 8-month-old child who was found dead with a dog nearby has revealed some gruesome details about the incident that occurred Jan. 24.

https://kvoa.com/news/local-news/2019/03/18/autopsy-reveals-gruesome-details-about-death-of-8-month-old/

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Back in January, 30-year-old Breanna Henson was arrested at her home in the 7700 block of East Apple Tree near Irvington and Pantano roads after her infant daughter was found unresponsive with a dog nearby. Henson, who was reportedly found intoxicated, was initially arrested for one count of child abuse.


According to the autopsy that was released Monday, the infant sustained several injuries during the incident, including abrasions, lacerations, contusions, and puncture wounds; absence of soft tissues; hemorrhages; hematomas and lacerations; among other injuries.
Three containers of gastric contents from the dog were also examined.
The toxicology report also came back clean, according to the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner.
The report cites that the manner of death is still undetermined following the autopsy.
2019 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 11  (3 children + 8 adults)

PIT BULL - 2  (KY, CA)
UP TO 6 PIT BULL MIXES - 1 (TX)
PIT BULL/BOXER MIX - 1 (NC)
2 PIT BULL MIXES  - 1 (FL)
BOXER MIX - 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)
3 DOGS: MIXED BREED INCLUDING A HEELER/MASTIFF MIX -1 (TX) 

TX - 4
CA - 1
FL - 1
KY - 1 
MS - 1
NC - 1
SC - 1
TN - 1


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 a 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.  

9) 3 -5 - Jacari Long - 6 Months -Salisbury NC - The child's babysitter had gone outside to the car to clean off a seat for the baby boy when she heard her mother scream and ran inside to fine her ?PIT BULL/BOXER MIX? mauling him - He was taken to a local hospital then airlifted to Winston Salem where he was pronounced dead. 

 10) 3 - 8 - 2-Year-Old Boy - High Springs Alachua Co FL - While in the care of his grandmother who was who was letting out large dogs at his aunt's house - 2 of the dogs mauled the boy - He was pronounced dead at the scene and the grandmother was injured trying to save him - 6 dogs were taken from the home - They were adopted dogs from Rescues and appear to be Boxer/Pit mix, and various mixed breeds and a large Dogo Argentino - The 2 dogs that killed the baby were an American Staffordshire Terrier (Pit Bull) and an American Bulldog.

11) 3 - 13 - Jimmy Lee Grigg - 53 - Galveston County TX - He was fatally mauled by 2 Cattle Dog Mixes at a relative's house - His brother was the one that called for help - A neighbor reported that she had called animal control several times because it sounded like dogs fighting on the property - ......


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1-24-19 - Patricia Henson - 8-Months-Old - Tucson AZ - She was found dead with a dog near her - Severely and Catastrophically Mauled - An autopsy report of 3 bags of stomach contents showed baby teeth and skeletal fragments - A neighbor reported seeing a German Shepherd taken from the home - Her mother, Breanna Henson was arrested and charged with child abuse - more later.....

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.