Friday, May 31, 2019

WASHINGTON DC - SQUATTERS TOOK OVER A HOUSE IN THE BANNEKER RIDGE DEVELOPMENT AND LET THEIR PITS RUN FREE ...ATTEMPTS TO EVICT THEM UNSUCCESSFUL ...THIS TIME POLICE SHOT 2 MORE MEAT GRINDERS AFTER THEY ATTACKED A WOMAN JUST AFTER THEY HAD CHASED AND CORNERED A TEENAGER

A woman was scratched and bitten by two pit bulls as she was taking out the garbage behind her home in the Banneker Ridge development, just off Minnesota Avenue in Southeast D.C.
The woman suffered injuries to her face and hands, but is expected to be OK.
D.C. police say the dogs were not on leashes.
“I was in the house and when I came out, it was the end of the dogs mauling her,” neighbor Clinton Brown told NBC Washington. “When I was walking down to talk to the police, the dogs came toward the officers, and that’s when the officers shot them.”
NBC Washington said police investigating the mauling got a search warrant and found evidence of a commercial marijuana operation inside the home. A D.C. Fire hazardous materials unit was called and they removed several large butane tanks and boxes of other evidence from the home.
Residents in the development’s homeowner’s association had been trying to evict the current homeowners, though the attempts were unsuccessful.
Sonya Marchi, with the association, said the dogs have been allowed to run free in the neighborhood by the occupants.
“They leave the front door open so that the dogs can jump over a childproof gate,” said Marchi.
Earlier in the day, the dogs had cornered a teen who was walking the family dog, according to the surveillance video provided to NBC Washington.
POLICE HAD BEEN CALLED TO THE HOME IN OCTOBER AFTER SOMEONE WAS ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL -- THE DOG WAS SHOT BY POLICE. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

GILLETTE, CAMPBELL COUNTY WY - A PIT BULL/ROTTWEILER MIX MAULED A 9-YEAR-OLD BOY ...BROKEN ARM WITH SEVERE MUSCLE AND NERVE DAMAGE


UPDATE:  PIT BULL/ROTTWEILER MIX 

(AP) — A Wyoming boy remains hospitalized several days after a dog attacked him.
The  PIT BULL-ROTTWEILER MIX  attacked 9-year-old Riley Schlidt near his home in Gillette on Friday. Sheriff's officials say the boy had gone up to pet the dog when it bit him on the arm.
A girl separated the dog from the boy but the dog bit his arm again.
The Gillette News-Record reports the boy's arm was broken in two places and he suffered severe muscle and nerve damage.
He was flown to a Denver hospital for treatment and underwent two surgeries to try to save his arm.
The dog was euthanized.

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A 9-year-old Gillette boy remains hospitalized in Denver after being attacked by a dog Friday afternoon in Nickelson Little Farms.
According to Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds, the boy was riding a four-wheeler on Thomas Jefferson Road around 2:45 p.m. Friday, May 24, when he was severely bitten by a MIXED BREED DOG.
The boy was flown to Denver for medical treatment.
The dog did not belong to the boy’s family and is currently being quarantined, as per CCSO policy.
According to a GoFundMe page set up for the family, the boy’s arm was broken in two places and he suffered severe muscle and nerve damage. An update Monday stated he was recovering from his second surgery and another one was planned for later in the week.
Reynolds said no additional details are available at this time since the incident is still under investigation.



SALT LAKE CITY UT - KSL RADIO'S DAVE NORIEGA'S OPINION: "WE NEED TO STOP BLAMING THE VICTIMS OF DOG ATTACKS. WHEN ATTACKS ARE AS SERIOUS AS A SMALL CHILD'S ARM BEING BITTEN OFF, WHY DON'T WE TAKE THEM SERIOUSLY?"


After vicious dog attacks in Logan and Layton have both resulted in people cyber-bullying the victims, Dave Noriega says it's time we rethink how we react to dog bites. (Photos courtesy of Hope Brown and Alicia Garcia)



BY  Salt Lake City, Utah
 


We have a new rule in the Noriega home: absolutely no petting of strange dogs.
I don’t care if the owners say it’s okay. I don’t care if they swear they’ve got the sweetest dog in the world who would never hurt anyone. There’s no way I’m letting my kids touch these dogs now that I’ve seen what happened to this guy in Logan:

Parley Goodrich dog attacks
Parley Goodrich after receiving stitches to help him recuperate for a dog attack in Logan on Friday. (Photo: Alicia Garcia / GoFundMe)

That’s what Parley Goodrich looks like now, all because he decided to bend down and pet a stray dog. The dog, in his sister’s words, “latched onto his face,” and now Goodrich is in the hospital getting 300 stitches and a skin graft to replace his torn-off lip.
That’d be bad enough on its own, but it’s far worse knowing it’s coming right on the heels of the horrific dog attack in Layton that ended with a little boy named Austin Brown losing most of his arm from the elbow down.
Austin Brown dog attacks
Austin Brown recovering in the hospital after losing his hand a large part of his arm to an alleged dog bite. (Photo: Hope Brown / Facebook)

What really makes me sick to my stomach, though, is that every time this happens, we don’t stick up for the victims. We stick up for the dogs.
Goodrich’s sister has already gotten e-mails bashing her brother and telling her his attack “wasn’t that bad”, and little Austin’s mother has gotten messages so obscene that I can’t even repeat what they say.
I want to know. Why are we defending this? Why are we so comfortable with dogs biting people?

4.7 million dog bites a year

CDC on Dog Attacks
There are about 4.7 million dog bites a year, the CDC says, and most of the victims are young children. (Image: Center for Disease Control and Prevention)

I know what every dog lover reading this is thinking. “My dog’s not like that. My dog’s the sweetest. He would never, ever bite.”
And I’m sure that’s true of every dog – until they do.
Dogs bite people way more often than you might think. I did a little digging, and when I saw the CDC’s stats on dog attacks, it made my jaw drop.
In the USA alone, every year, there are:

  • 4.7 million dogs bites
  • About 800,000 dog bites that require medical attention
  • Nearly a billion dollars in medical bills for dog bites
  • A 20 percent chance every dog bite will become infected

  • Every 75 seconds – chomp! – somebody in the U.S. is bitten by a dog.
    Let’s put that in perspective. In the U.S., there are about 2,000 unintentional gun injuries each year. That means that, for every person injured by a gun, more than 2,000 people get injured by dogs.
    But we definitely don’t treat them the same way. I can tell you, because I’ve been in the news business for a long time: if there’s an accidental shooting, we’re going to cover it. But if it’s a dog bite, odds are, you won’t hear a word about it.
    When there’s a bite we’ll minimize the attacks or just gloss over them. We’ll say: “They’re so cute, though.”
    And more than 250,000 of us will sign a petition to save the lives of dogs that allegedly tore off a young boy’s forearm.

    Dog attacks aren’t treated like other crimes

    Layton Dogs Polar and Bear dog attacks
    Polar and Bear, the dogs that allegedly attacked Austin Brown, who lost his arm below the elbow. More than a quarter of a million people signed a petition to save their lives. (Photo: Nikki Preece / GoFundMe)

    Even our laws treat dogs act attacks differently from attacks by human beings.
    If a dog attacks you, standard procedure is that it’s going to be investigated by Animal Control. It doesn’t matter how serious or how brutal the attack was – usually, the police won’t get involved.
    That was the case when Austin Brown lost his arm to a dog attack in Layton.  This boy didn't just lose a small little finger - these dogs tore off his arm from the elbow down.

    But still, the police didn't give it a full, formal investigation. Animal control was put in charge of it, and it is as clear as day to me that they were in over their heads. 

    THE INVESTIGATORS COULDN'T EVEN FIND THE BOY'S ARM.  THEY JUST SAID:  "YEAH, WE'RE NOT QUITE SURE WHAT HAPPENED," ASSUMED THE DOGS ATE IT AND  - AS FAR AS WE'VE BEEN TOLD - NEVER FIGURED OUT WHAT HAPPENED TO IT.   DID THESE PEOPLE SERIOUSLY NOT THINK TO GIVE THE DOGS AN X-RAY?  I MEAN, I'VE SEEN MY CAT'S X-RAYS.  THEY SHOW BONES.  IT NEVER OCCURRED TO ANYONE TO GIVE THAT A TRY?

    This investigation needed to be handled by professionals.  But because dogs were involved, it wasn't. 

    I just don't understand that.  When dog attacks are as serious as these ones are, why don't we take them seriously?  

    And why are we still defending the dogs over the victims?

    More to the story

    When my co-host, Debbie Dujanovic, and I talked about this story on the air, she brought up a great point. What if, instead of reporting these attacks as dog bites, the victims just said they didn’t know what had happened?
    What if little Austin Brown had forgotten who attacked him? What if he’d told the doctors that all he could remember is playing out the yard and, the next thing he could remember, his arm was gone?
    How would we react then?
    Listen to the Dave & Dujanovic podcast to hear Debbie’s perfect break down of just how much better these attacks could have been handled.


    HYOGO PREFECTURE JAPAN - AN 82-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS FATALLY MAULED BY 1 OF 4 TOSA BREED DOGS HE WAS TAKING CARE OF FOR HIS GRANDSON

    An elderly man in Hyogo Prefecture has died after being bitten by a dog that he was watching for an acquaintance, police said Monday.
    Tsutomu Fukumoto, 82, was found dead, with wounds on his back, together with the adult  TOSA BREED DOG  inside a kennel near his home in the city of Minamiawaji. Emergency services had received a call from his 55-year-old son at around 8:40 p.m. on Sunday.
    According to the police, Fukumoto was taking care of his grandchild’s three Tosa dogs as well as the one for the acquaintance, which is believed to have attacked him while he was trying to care for it.
    The four dogs were kept separately in iron cages, each measuring 2.6 meters long by 1.3 meters wide, with a height of 1.4 meters. The kennel contains seven such cages.
    Fukumoto was found collapsed in the cage by his 75-year-old wife, who went to check why he had not returned after leaving their house, about 200 meters away, at around 5 p.m. All the other dogs were in their respective cages.
    Citizens are required to register pet dogs under the rabies prevention law. However, there was no registration for Tosa dogs to be kept at the site, local officials said.
    The Tosa breed, also known as JAPANESE MASTIFFS, originate from Tosa Province, now Kochi Prefecture, on the island of Shikoku, where they were bred to be fighting dogs. Owners of such dogs require a license in a number of countries.

    VIRGINIA BEACH VA - A BELOVED YORKIE/SHIH TZU MIX WAS BRUTALLY KILLED AT THE BEACH BY AN UNLEASHED PIT BULL ...THE MEAT GRINDER'S ??CUSTODIAN?? WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH PUBLIC INTOXICATION DURING THE ATTACK



    The owner of King, a three-year-old Yorkshire Terrier/Shih Tzu mixed breed killed Sunday night at Virginia Beach, said everything happened so fast by the time she could react, it was too late.

    Nakita Young took her children to Virginia Beach Sunday to spend the holiday with family. The decision to take King was a last moment one, she said.
    "It was so hot, I thought about leaving the dog at home," the Newport News woman said. "But it got a little cooler in the evening, and I thought King deserved some outdoor time."
    Less than an hour later, she said, King was dead.
    It was around 7:30 p.m. Sunday when Young said she picked King up in her arms and walked down to the water near Neptune Park to help her children out of the ocean.
    Back on the beach, she put King down on the sand where he played with a woman and another dog.
    "[Then] this grey  PIT BULL  came out of nowhere and scooped up my dog in his mouth," she said. "He ripped my dog like he was a rag doll or chew toy."
    As Young screamed for help, some beach goers sprayed water on the larger dog in an attempt to get it to loosen its grip.
    Others actually tried to pry open the dog's mouth, she said. But it proved to be too late. King was dead.
    Police arrived and officers were eventually able to capture the pit bull several blocks away.
    "We kept asking who were the owners," Young said.
    Police were able to track down a custodian of the dog, who initially refused to take responsibility for the dog’s actions.  Police were able to reach the dog's owner on Monday.
    "The police said she was very apologetic, she sympathized with me but I haven't had any contact with her," Young said.
    The pit bull’s custodian, 37-year-old Kristin L. Foster, was arrested and charged with public intoxication during the incident. Charges related to the animal violations are still pending.  A June 17th court date has been set and the pit bull will remain in the care of animal control until that time.
    After the attack, officers informed Young that dogs were not allowed on the beach after 6 p.m., a rule that begins Memorial Day weekend.
    “Make yourself aware of beach rules,” Young advised others. “And keep your pets on a leash…. that could have been a child that was attacked. King was my world, my dog I had since he was 4 weeks, he was like a family member."
    Young says she was contacted by a man who witnessed the attack from the 7th floor of his hotel room at the Hilton Hotel. He's offered to pay for cremation services for King.
    "If you're watching, I thank you from the bottom of my heart," Young said.
    GoFundMe account has also been set up under Nakita Young's name to help with other expenses related to the case.

    Monday, May 27, 2019

    HERNANDO COUNTY FL - AN ELDERLY WOMAN WAS AIRLIFTED TO TRAUMA CENTER AFTER BEING MAULED BY 3 PIT BULLS ...THE LOVELY SWEET NANNIES RAISED BY THEIR OWNER SINCE THEY WERE PUPS CHEWED A HOLE THROUGH A DOOR TO ATTACK THE WOMAN


    An elderly woman was rushed to the hospital after being attacked by THREE DOGS, Hernando County deputies say.

    A call was received just after 7:30 a.m. Monday that an elderly woman had just been attacked by dogs.  Hernando County Fire Rescue, a patrol deputy and an animal enforcement officer were sent to the scene.
    The caller had put the woman in a pickup truck and was waiting along Spring Lake Highway for emergency crews to arrive.

    The woman was suffering from severe dog bites on both legs and the caller performed basic first aid.  The woman who was attacked was treated on scene by HCFR and then airlifted to a trauma center.

    Deputies say she had been walking on Spring Lake Highway when the dogs attacked. When deputies and animal enforcement arrived and tried to get the dogs, at least one of them attempted to attack the officers.  Bean bag rounds were used to subdue the dogs. They were taken to Hernando County Animal Services.

    “I see her walking everyday," said neighbor Yvonne Woods. "Now, that really hurts me to know that she got attacked like that. But I will be praying for her for a speedy recovery because it could have been me or some of my family.”

    Owner Ralph Hughes was cited for public nuisance animal (second offense) and unrestrained animal, three counts each.

    "I couldn't believe it because they were so good with people," said Hughes. "I love my babies."

    Hughes tells ABC Action News, he's raised the  THREE PIT BULLS  since they were pups. He says one of the dogs chewed a hole through a door, allowing all three to escape Monday morning.

    “I say I’m sorry to her, you know," said Hughes.

    Hughes surrendered all three dogs for euthanasia, as he believes they are too aggressive and does not want them back. Deputies say all three dogs are licensed and current on all shots.




    ROANOKE, BOTETOURT COUNTY VA - A DOG ATTACKED 4-YEAR-OLD JACKSON LAM WHILE HE WAS WITH HIS FATHER AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE ...HE IS NOW OUT OF A MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA!


    UPDATE:  ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- People in Roanoke are coming together to help support a young boy recovering from a dog attack last month.


    According to family friend, Jason Lane, 4-year-old Jackson Lam has come out of his medically induced coma. Lane was attacked by a dog last month while at a family friend's house with his father.
    Lane said Jackson has had several surgeries and is scheduled for several more. Many of the injuries were on his face.
    "He's got a tough road ahead of him and we're trying to get his mind off of what happened and move forward in his young childhood life," he said.
    Family friends are planning a Jackson Strong Benefit and Fundraiser to help him get through it. That event is June 15 and will feature live music, a corn hole tournament and gun raffle. Lane said people are already asking to buy Jackson Strong t-shirts. Another organizer is planning a fishing tournament fundraiser for June 22.


    Jackson is turning 5 years old later this month. Lane said his mom asked if people could send him birthday cards in the mail to cheer him up. Cards can be sent to:
    Jackson Lam
    PO Box 1674
    Salem, VA 24153

    https://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/510780221.html?fbclid=IwAR3x6-8JUdZIolRT8fxmMsEpRW289NfZGLLDI4cy3cQU3FY8G7mzu_IgTpQ
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    (WDBJ7) -- Botetourt County officials said Monday morning that a 4-year-old had been transported to the hospital on Sunday after being attacked by a dog at a gathering.
    Deputies responded to the incident on Timber Ridge Road on Sunday.
    Witnesses stated that they heard the child screaming from outside and came out to see the child being attacked by the dog.
    The child's father then pulled the dog off the child.
    EMS arrived shortly after deputies and began treatment of the child, who was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for continued treatment, according to the statement.
    No details have been released on the child's condition.
    Officials said the dog was shot prior to Deputies and Animal Control Officer's arrival. Animal Control has since taken possession of the dog, which has transported it to the health department for testing.
    No charges have been placed at this time; but the incident is still under investigation.


    Sunday, May 26, 2019

    STATEN ISLAND NY - A DOG ADOPTED BY A FAMILY MAULED THEIR 21-YEAR-OLD SON AFTER BEING IN THE HOME ONLY A FEW DAYS


    (WABC) -- There are questions about a rescue dog adopted by a family on Staten Island, after their son was attacked by the 5-year-old boxer mix.

    The city-run Animal Care and Control insists the dog was closely monitored for any aggressive behavior before the adoption and they found no warning signs.

    The video the ACC put together about Jaxx shows a happy, friendly dog who was in need of a loving home.

    The video ends with the plea, "Adopt Me", and on Saturday Christine Pavone did.
    She said the ACC had told her the dog was not violent in any way.

    Just 24 hours later, Christine's 21-year-old Anthony was mauled by Jaxx in the family's home, leaving bite marks on his head and injuries to his arm.

    Anthony had gotten up to leave the room when Jaxx stood up.

    "And he started growling and barking really viciously," said Christine. "My son turned around to yell at him and this time he just attacked him from his leg and he made him fall and that's when he started attacking him. He went actually for his face."

    "I seen the dog attacking my son on the staircase," said the father, Anthony Pavone. "And I ran over and told everybody to get away and I snatched the dog by his collar and dragged him through the kitchen, threw him out on the balcony and closed the balcony door."

    The Pavones have had other dogs. Mr. Pavone keeps guard dogs at the business he owns.

    "I thought he was dead, I thought he was going to die, my son," said Christine.
    In a statement, the ACC said: "Based on Jaxx's previous owner's surrender notes, along with his behavior at the care center, there were no red flags that would indicate the potential for aggression."

    Anthony is spending the night in the hospital and will have surgery Tuesday. Jaxx was taken to a 24-hour shelter in Manhattan, with his fate remaining unclear.

    NELSON COUNTY VA - SHERIFF DAVID HILL'S 18-MONTH-OLD DAUGHTER SUFFERED SIGNIFICANT INJURIES AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY A "FAMILY DOG" THAT HAD SHOWN AGGRESSION TOWARD ITS OWNER BEFORE



    NELSON COUNTY, Va. - The Nelson County sheriff has released a statement in response to a public official questioning his actions after the sheriff's 18-month-old daughter was attacked by a FAMILY DOG
    According to the statement, Sheriff David Hill and his family were outside Sunday when the dog attacked the toddler. 
    "The attack on our daughter was unwarranted," Hill said. "ALTHOUGH THE ATTACK HAPPENED WITHIN FEET OF ACCOMPANYING ADULTS, OUR DAUGHTER SUFFERED SIGNIFICANT INJURIES."  
    In his statement, Hill says that the owner of the dog immediately asked that the dog be euthanized. Hill then says he "promptly euthanized the animal to prevent any further harm or attacks on anyone else." He did not specify the dog's breed in his statement. 
    Hill then says he contacted county dispatch and requested animal control to respond, which then came to take the dog's body for testing. 
    Hill's daughter was then taken to a hospital and received treatment for her injuries, according to the statement. 
    "As a Sheriff, our personal lives are not always personal. I personally feel the importance of being transparent and when appropriate, disclose personal matters that may be of public concern," Hill said. "As your Sheriff, it is also important to educate and to let our community members know that we too face difficult moments."
    The dog reportedly showed signs of aggression before the attack, attacking one of its owners twice despite the owners trying the proper training,  according to Hill's statement. 
    "Our daughter loved this animal, as his name was one of her first words," Hill said. "It is currently unknown how the incident will affect our daughter and her feelings towards dogs, but she will forever have visible scars/reminders of the incident as will I and our family."
    In his statement, Hill urges animal owners to be extremely cautious when around an aggressive pet. 
    "If your pets display aggression, please continue to do everything you can to protect your loved ones," Hill said. "When you feel like you and the animal are not making progress, seek help and use appropriate measures to prevent attacks like these from happening."

    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    RALEIGH, WAKE COUNTY NC - DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO A CALL OF A PIT BULL ATTACK IN A HOME ...THEY FOUND A MAN SCREAMING FOR HELP AS HE WAS BEING MAULED AND A WOMAN ALREADY ATTACKED IN A BATHROOM


     — A man and a woman were taken to WakeMed Thursday night after being attacked by a  PIT BULL, according to Eric Curry with the Wake County Sheriff's Office.
    According to Curry, deputies responded to 5415 Kyle Drive, in Raleigh, at about 7:30 p.m., in response to an animal attack.
    When deputies entered the home, they found Rodriquez Battle on the ground with a "large pit bull" on top of him. He was pleading for help, Curry said.
    The deputies shot and killed the dog.
    While at the home, deputies also found a woman who had been attacked by the animal. She was able to escape to a bathroom.
    Both Battle and the woman were taken to WakeMed.
    The dog belonged to Battle's cousin, deputies said.
    The dog was taken away by Animal Control.

    IDAHO FALLS ID - A 6-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS ATTACKED IN HIS BACKYARD BY A NEIGHBOR'S HUSKY WHO CLAIMED THE DOG WAS AN EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL ...HUGE GASH AND PUNCTURE WOUNDS ON HIS HEAD!



    VIDEO 

    (KIFI/KIDK) - "When I think of a dog bite, I think okay a dog bite a little scratch, but this was an attack. He attacked my son, he wanted to kill him," said mother of the boy who was attacked, Tina Calarruda.
    Her six-year-old son was playing in their backyard when she heard him violently screaming for help.
    "He said, 'the dog bite me,' and I was looking at the dog there at the bottom of the stairs, he was still trying to come in and get my son," Calarruda said. 
    Her son Ivan, retold the situation saying, "I was trying to head to the backdoor, but it wouldn't let me go."
    The dog, an adult male HUSKY, was an emotional support animal for their neighbor. He was kept in the shared backyard of their duplex. Calarruda didn't think something like this would ever happen since he was an ESA.
    "Support dogs don't attack people," Calarruda said. "I didn't think it was that bad, but I quickly took a towel and took him to the kitchen, and then I felt a lot of blood going down my hand and then I noticed the big gash on his head." 
    Being a nurse, Calarruda knew what immediate actions she needed to take and called 911.
    "You never think it's gonna happen to your kid," Calarruda said.
    Ivan was rushed to the ER, where he received 11 staples in his head.
    An experience, that has left the mother and son traumatized.
    Why don't you feel safe anymore?
    "Because of the dog, stuff that happened that I went through," said Ivan.
    "We're just traumatized," Calarruda said.
    The Husky was taken by animal control and his future is uncertain.
    "So in this particular case, the animal is at the shelter in quarantine right now and that process is still ongoing. So we don't have a determination right now about what's going to happen with him," said Idaho Falls Animal Shelter Public Information Officer, Jessica Clements.
    Calarruda said the traumatic experience has forced them to move from their current home in order to feel safe again.

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    DENHAM SPRINGS, LIVINGSTON PARISH LA - NEIGHBOR'S 2 VERY LARGE BLACK DOGS BREED NOT NAMED IN THIS ARTICLE ...CAME ONTO DAVID DICKSON'S PROPERTY AT SEPARATE TIMES AND RIPPED HIS BELOVED HORSES TO PIECES



    VIDEO - 2 BIG BLACK DOGS SHOWN ON VIDEO ... THEY LOOK LIKE MEAT GRINDERS TO ME!!!

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Fear has gripped almost everyone who lives on Mercier Drive in Denham Springs after a pair of dogs that live at the end of the street got out on two different occasions and killed horses. 

    David Dickson lost his two beloved horses, Milkshake and Majora, on account of the dogs getting out. 

    "We've had three separate attacks at our house," Dickson said. "We have a young child living here. I've run out of horses, what are they going to attack next?"

    The horses were in their stalls on Dickson's property when he said the dogs came in and grabbed them by the throats. The first time, he followed all the proper procedures and called the police. He was waiting for a hearing to be held about the situation when the dogs got out again last week and killed a second horse. 

    "I told him to keep your dogs out of my yard," Dickson said. "The second attack I saw the dogs coming out of the stalls with blood on them where there was a dead horse. All police did was write them a citation. June 6th they've got a court date. Well, June 6th isn't here yet and my other horse is dead... We are all living in fear."

    Those sentiments are echoed by other neighbors who told WBRZ they won't leave their home without packing heat. 

    "All of the neighbors are concerned because you can't even walk down the street without being concerned about being attacked by a dog," another neighbor who did not want to be identified said. 

    That neighbor said the dogs have actually attacked a human before. 

    "I do what I'm legally, constitutionally able to do. And that's... carry my firearm," the neighbor said. "I'll protect my friends, family and whoever else is around."

    The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office is working with the District Attorney's Office to have the dogs declared dangerous. If that happens, the owners would be required to keep them confined at all times and would have to post signs on their property alerting the public that they have dangerous dogs. 

    The sheriff's office said it has cited the owners twice for letting the dogs roam. 

    http://www.wbrz.com/news/neighbors-arming-themselves-after-dangerous-dogs-attack-kill-two-horses

    FALL RIVER, BRISTOL COUNTY MA - 2 SEPARATE PIT BULL ATTACKS: A FAMILY PIT LATCHED ON TO A 1-YEAR-OLD GIRL'S HEAD AS SHE STOOD IN THE DOOR WHEN THE MEAT GRINDER WAS LET IN ...AND A MAN WALKING A SHIH TZU ...A PIT CHARGED THEM ...HE LIFTED HIS LITTLE DOG HIGH AND SPUN AROUND WITH THE MONSTER LATCHED ONTO ITS LEG

    Fall River personnel responded to two dog bites recently where one of the incidents involved a toddler.
    According to Detective John Robinson, a young girl was bitten by a  PIT BULL  Monday morning after her father, a 21-year-old Fall River resident, opened the screen door to his apartment on North Underwood Street to let the dog inside. As the door was opened, the girl fell out, but was caught by the father. 
    The dog then latched on to her head. A concerned citizen who lives on Stewart Street noticed the incident and rushed over to help. After the dog's mouth was pried from the child's head, the dog LATCHED ONTO THE CHILD'S LEG. The dog was struck and choked until it relented.
    The child was transported to a local hospital then was later transported to a Rhode Island hospital.
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    On Sunday afternoon at about 1:45 p.m., a 34-year-old male Fall River resident was bitten by a different PIT BULL  while walking his Shih Tzu in the area of 657 Plymouth Ave. 
     According to Robinson, in this incident, the male was walking his dog when the pit bull approached. The male picked up his dog and began spinning as the pit bull lunged and bit at the male and his dog. 
    The pit bull eventually latched on to the Shih Tzu’s leg. Officers Thomas Faris and John Riley were on patrol when they heard the male screaming. The Officers observed the attack. 
    Pepper spray was used by Officer Thomas Faris on the pit bull to get him to release the Shih Tzu. The Shih Tzu owner declined medical attention for himself until after he got medical attention for his dog.
    Both suffered bite wounds and scratches.

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    CORDES LAKES, YAVAPAI COUNTY AZ - 3 PIT BULLS "SOMEHOW" GOT OUT AND ATTACKED 2 WOMEN IN THE YARD OF THEIR HOME ...AT FIRST A BRAVE WOMAN CAME RUNNING WITH A GUN BUT "HESITATED" ...THEN HER HUSBAND TOOK THE GUN AND RAN TOWARDS THE MEAT GRINDERS AND FIRED!!!

    Armed neighbors help save 2 Arizona women attacked by dogs

    CORDES LAKES, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- TYavapai County Sheriff's Office (YCSO) says armed neighbors came to the aid of two women who were being attacked by dogs.
    It happened Sunday on Black Mountain Road in Cordes Lakes. (Cordes Lakes is southeast of Prescott.)
    The women were reportedly attacked by  A TRIO OF PIT BULL DOGS, according to YCSO.
    When deputies got to the scene, they found one woman lying on her side, "bleeding and screaming" and suffering from bites on her arms and legs.
    The woman said she and her friend had just arrived at her home when she "found three pit bull dogs in her yard," according to YCSO.
    A neighbor told YCSO that her kids heard the woman screaming, so she grabbed her handgun and, along with a friend, went to help the woman.
    When that neighbor arrived, she found the two women surrounded by the trio of dogs.
    She said "she was afraid to fire directly at the animals" so she "fired a couple of rounds nearby as the dogs kept attacking."
    While her friend called the sheriff's office, the neighbor's husband arrived at the scene.
    He took the handgun from his wife and "engaged the dogs by running up to the residence as they continued attacking."
    YSCO says the man "was able to shoot one of the dogs immediately, and eventually another dog. He attempted to shoot the third dog but was not sure if the round made contact."
    YCSO Animal Control Officers arrived and were able to contain two of the dogs with the owner's assistance and confirm another dog had died.
    All three dogs belonged to a neighbor on Black Mountain Road. YCSO says the dogs had JUMPED A FENCE  before attacking the women.
    Mayer Fire personnel treated the two women, ages 57 and 61, for multiple puncture and laceration wounds.
    The women were then transported to a Phoenix-area hospital. Their injuries are not life-threatening. One of them has since been released.
    The owner of the dogs, 25-year-old Ian Jones, was cited for six counts of "aggressive animal attack and injure" and three counts of "dog at large."
    “I don’t really care about the charges,” Jones said to Arizona's Family. “I’m just concerned about the women and everything. I’m still trying to process.”
    Jones says his dogs were the “only family” he had, but he understands why an armed neighbor had to take action.
    “He was doing what he thought needed to be done,” says Jones.
    The Yavapai County Sherriff’s Office said Monday one of the women remained in the hospital. Jones says he wants to personally apologize to the victims.
    “I’m very sorry and I hope that they’re alright, hope I can do anything to help,” says Jones.
    The two remaining dogs both suffered gunshot wounds and were bleeding badly. As a result, Jones signed an animal surrender for. Both dogs were euthanized.
    Rabies test are pending on all three dogs.