Thursday, May 23, 2019

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.

JEFFERSON, JACKSON COUNTY GA - A 71-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WHO LIVES IN A RURAL AREA IS LUCKY SHE HAD HER CELL PHONE AND A DEPUTY WAS CLOSE BY AFTER A PIT MIX AND A GERMAN SHEPHERD KILLED HER DOG AND HAD HER SURROUNDED WHILE SITTING IN A DRY CREEK BED AFRAID TO MOVE

A 71-year-old Jefferson woman recently found herself in a dangerous situation when authorities said she ended up alone in the woods with two aggressive dogs that had apparently killed her pet.
Fortunately, the woman had her cell phone and called the Jackson County Emergency 911 Center.
“She is lucky she had her phone. We have a big county and I happened to be down the road when the call came in,” Jackson County sheriff’s Deputy David Archer said Friday.
When Archer arrived at her rural home at about 7:30 p.m. April 11, he couldn’t see anyone.
“I started yelling her name. She yelled back and I ran toward her voice,” he said.
“She was sitting down in an empty creek bed holding her dog, which was obviously deceased. She was covered in blood and the dog was covered in blood. I checked her and she didn’t have any injuries,” the deputy said.
Archer said that about 30 to 40 yards away were a  GERMAN SHEPHERD and a MIXED-PIT BULL  and they were barking and growling at the woman.
“She was afraid to get up because she felt they would attack her,” he said.
Archer said when the dogs approached them, he pulled his Taser and sparked it, which caused them to back off. He then assisted the woman out of the woods and back home.
The woman told Archer she would bury her dog.
“The ground was dry and I wasn’t going to let her dig a hole, so I went ahead and buried the dog for her,” he said.
“She was in a good bit of fear and she thanked me several times for saving her life,” said Archer, who has worked as a patrol deputy for two years.
Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum said Friday that she wrote a letter of commendation to Archer.
“I felt like he went over and beyond to assist her after her little dog was killed,” she said.
Jackson County Animal Control is now handling the case.

STRATFORD CT - POLICE WERE FORCED TO SHOOT A FAMILY'S "NEWLY ADOPTED PIT" AFTER IT ATTACKED THEIR 8-YEAR-OLD GIRL THEN TURNED ON OFFICERS


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Tuesday, May 14, 2019  A Stratford police officer shot and killed a dog that was attacking a girl on Everett Street Tuesday afternoon.
Police said the officer saw the dog attacking the child and tried to stop the animal using a Taser. According to police, the dog then turned on the officer. The officer tried the Taser again but the dog would not stop, forcing the officer to shoot it.
Malik Wells said he and his 8-year-old cousin had just come in from walking the family's new dog when out of nowhere the animal attacked. 
"I was trying to get him off of her. I was kicking him and he wasn't listening," Wells said.

The girl was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.  Her mother told NBC Connecticut Tuesday that while her daughter was traumatized by the day's events, she's expected to be OK.  She said she is grateful to the police officer for the quick action.

The dog, a 2-year-old named Sosa, died on scene.  The investigation is ongoing.  No other details were immediately available.

https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Dog-Shot-After-Attacking-Child-in-Stratford-509916521.html?fbclid=IwAR1n-EkGdfAyswc-WucuEAjNC0uk58qgCytELArG4gFuMCXqEVvEE4n9PqE

http://connecticut.news12.com/story/40475966/stratford-police-fatally-shoot-pit-bull-that-attacked-young-girl

STATEN ISLAND NY - A PIT BULL WAS REMOVED FROM A HOME BY NYPD AFTER IT ATTACKED A WOMAN BELIEVED TO BE ITS OWNER



The NYPD removed a pit bull from a Concord home after it attacked its owner Friday morning, sending the woman to the hospital, authorities said.

The dog has been taken to the Animal Care Center in Charleston, according to a spokesman for the NYPD's Deputy Commissioner of Public Information.

A call was made at 10:13 a.m. for the 1000 block of Targee Street.  The woman was bitten by the  PIT BULL  in her right forearm, suffering lacerations, according to police.  

She was taken to an area hospital, according to authorities. The woman's age and condition were not immediately available. 

Police officers could be seen going into a home on the block, then carrying the dog out in a large, white animal crate and putting it into an NYPD truck. 

  
The Advance has been chronicling the growing issue of dog attacks on Staten Island over the past few months.

Staten Island saw nearly 1,000 attacks between 2015 and 2017 -- the highest rate in New York City during that span when adjusted for population size.

Per 100,000 residents, Staten Island saw a jarring 199 attacks in the two-year-window, according to Department of Health and Census data.

The second closest borough is Manhattan at 144 attacks, followed by the Bronx at 127 attacks and Queens at 112 attacks. Brooklyn has the least attacks per 100,000 residents at 91, data shows.

Pit bulls account for 211 attacks on Staten Island between 2015 and 2017 -- the next leading breed is German shepherds at 42, according to Department of Health data.

Further information about Friday’s incident will be reported as it becomes available.

https://www.silive.com/news/2019/05/fdny-nypd-respond-to-report-of-dog-bite-in-concord.html


GASTON COUNTY NC - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL "SOMEHOW" GOT LOOSE AND ATTACKED AN 8-YEAR-OLD GIRL PLAYING IN HER YARD WITH OTHER CHILDREN



GASTON COUNTY, N.C. - An 8-year-old girl is recovering after her mother said their neighbor’s  PIT BULL  got loose and attacked her in her own front yard Monday.
That mother, Heather Locklear, said that initially, authorities in Gaston County didn’t seem to take the situation seriously.
Once Channel 9 began asking questions about the case, Gaston County Animal Control officials upgraded the case in its severity. Eight-year-old Ariana suffered deep wounds to her inner thighs, among other injuries.
“It’s difficult for me to get to bed and get out of it, but I have my mom to help me,” Ariana said.
Heather said the girl was playing with her younger sisters in the front yard when she heard her daughter scream.
“I rushed over and I looked and she was wrestling with this dog,” she said. “The owner was, she was attempting to stop him. She was jumping on top of the dog and he was just maneuvering right under her and getting right back on top of my daughter.”
The dog in question is in a 10-day quarantine right now, but officials have yet to officially rule it a dangerous dog.
Heather said that after Monday’s incident, she believes her neighbor’s dog should be put to sleep.
The dog’s owner spoke with Channel 9 and said the animal was likely just being overly protective and had rushed out of the house before she could get it.
That owner apologized for what happened to Ariana and was cited for not having the dog on a leash.
As painful as her physical scars are, Ariana’s mother said the emotional scars could be worse.
“As soon as they put her to sleep at the hospital she started jumping up and saying, 'Where is it?' She thinks something is going to get her again.”

Monday, May 20, 2019

BAMBERG COUNTY SC - EVEN AFTER HIS NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL RIPPED THE MEAT OFF THE BONES IN HIS ARMS AND BIT OFF HIS THUMB ...HE STILL STRUGGLES WITH THE PIT BULL DOUBLE TALK ..."I LOVE PIT BULLS/I FEAR PIT BULLS" ...NEXT TIME IT COULD BE YOUR SISTER OR A NEIGHBOR'S CHILD MR. STEEDLEY!!!

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Bamberg County resident Norris Steedley's eyes fill with tears as he thinks about the pain he is going through after being bitten by a  PIT BULL  at his home April 11.

"I am trying to zen myself for the pain," said Steedley, whose arms are heavily wrapped in bandages where a neighbor's pit bull took multiple bites, tearing flesh from bone.
Steedley says the "swelling has gone down a little bit," but he is aware the recovery is expected to be slow, long and paved with multiple plastic surgeries. In the interim, wound care and antibiotics will be crucial as preventing infection is a matter of life and death.
For the 59-year old Lemon Creek Road resident, the evening of Friday, April 11, is one he will not forget.
The day started out much like any other.  In fact, Steedley petted Sledge, the pit bull, earlier in the day. Little did he know, the hand that petted Sledge would almost be lost a few hours later when the dog pounced on him and began biting and biting.
Steedley said he was out grilling pork loin in the back yard when he saw the neighbor's small pit bull puppy come into his yard. He knew if the small puppy was out, Sledge was soon to follow.
Concerned about his boxer, Timber, which he said was attacked by Sledge the previous week, Steedley proceeded to bring his dog to safety when Sledge appeared.
"It came around the corner," Steedley said. "I saw it coming ... and I knew it was going to zone in on my dog Timber.  It lunged at me. It got my arm" Steedley said. "It pulled me off the steps and down. I was hollering and screaming, 'Help! Help!'"
Steedley, who lives alone, estimates it was about three to five minutes before his neighbors heard the screaming and came to his assistance.  "It took them a couple of minutes to get the dog off," Steedley said. "They were prying its mouth open. He has a big head and big jaw. It took a while before they got it off of me. It seemed like forever. It was just ripping me."
Steedley says in order to stop the blood, a makeshift tourniquet was made from a towel from inside his house and an old pair of jeans on his porch.
"My house was sprayed," he said. "Blood was pumping out. My house was saturated with blood."
While he was going in and out of consciousness, Steedley's sister, Edith O'Neal, said the neighbors called EMS. Steedley was transported to the former Bamberg County hospital and airlifted to Columbia's Baptist Richland Parkridge.
Steedley remembers looking at his left arm at the hospital and was struck by the brutal sight.
"I know the Life Flight surgeon told me it was the worst dog bite he has ever seen," Steedley said. When all was said and done, Steedley had suffered multiple severe dog bites to his left upper arm as well as bites on his right arm and right lower leg.  The dog ended up also ripping the thumb on his right hand, leaving him without his first digit.  He estimates the doctors had to give him three or four units of blood. 
"If they had not pulled the dog off of me, I would be dead," he said. "I can imagine a child being mauled by this dog."
The incident has traumatized Steedley, who is a self-described dog lover and particularly a lover of pit bulls. A week after the incident, he is still afraid to go back to the scene of the attack. He is currently living with his sister.
"It has made me fear pit bulls now," he said.
Several attempts to reach the owner of the dog were not successful.
An unidentified woman saying she was daughter of the dog's owner was reached and said Steedley's version of the events is not true.
She said Steedley's dog and Sledge had attacked one another in previous incidents and that he did not take the necessary precautions to prevent the two from interacting.
"He (Sledge) would never do anything to anybody," the woman said before the phone call ended.
Steedley says he has no hard feelings toward his neighbors. He just wants to be assured of one thing going forward.
"I want them to fortify their yard," he said. "That is all I am asking for. I would like for them to take responsibility. I don't want them to put the dog down because I love dogs."
Steedley did say he has hired Orangeburg attorney Clyde Dean. Dean could not be reached for comment.
Steedley expressed concerns that he has not received the support of the Bamberg County Sheriff's Office or of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
A Bamberg County Sheriff's Office incident report notes the law enforcement agency was not notified of the incident until April 13 when Steedley's sister called dispatch wanting to speak to a deputy to find out why the dog was not removed from the residence.
The report notes dispatch confirmed EMS and Bamberg County fire departments responded to the scene but not the sheriff's office.
The BCSO was later able to reach Steedley at the hospital and tried to get his side of what happened.
According to the BCSO incident report, "The two dogs were fighting and that he tried to break them up."
But both Steedley and his sister say he was not trying to break the dogs up.
The incident report notes the BCSO informed Steedley that with it being a weekend, there was no place to take the dog or a vet to put the dog down. Steedley was also informed DHEC would investigate.
DHEC Public Information Officer Laura Renwick said the department did receive notification of the dog attack and followed protocol to determine if rabies exposure occurred.
"To maintain privacy, we can't provide or confirm any information about any individual or an individual case," she said.
According to DHEC records, it was notified of the incident on Friday, April 12, at 3:30 p.m. and began an investigation April 15.
The DHEC report notes that "Sledge has bitten several times before."
The dog was quarantined on April 16 and a DHEC investigator unsuccessfully tried to notify Steedley about the quarantine.The DHEC investigator visited the dog owner's property on April 16 and found Sledge.
"Dog appears alive and healthy," the report states.
On April 22, the DHEC investigator called the dog's owner to set up an end visit for the quarantine but did not get an answer. Later that same day, the investigator went to the dog owner's property and "blew horn, no one came to the door. Could not see dog."
On April 23, the investigator once again tried to call the dog owner but did not receive an answer.
A check on the status of the dog April 26 revealed Sledge was fine physically and that rabies was not a concern.

OKTAHA, MUSKOGEE COUNTY OK - EMILY ODER WAS PLAYING IN HER NEIGHBORS YARD ON THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL AS A 5TH GRADER WITH 2 PIT BULLS AROUND ...SHE TRIPPED AND FELL AND THE MEAT GRINDERS GOT TRIGGERED AND MAULED HER!!!


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Friday, May 17th 2019  An Oktaha 6th grader is in the hospital recovering tonight after deputies say she was attacked in her neighbor's yard by  TWO PIT BULLS.
Now the community is coming together to make sure the little girl has all the support she needs.
The dogs owners, have agreed to euthanize the dogs. Deputies tell me there is a lot of love between these two families- this has been really tough for them both.
Emily Oder had just finished her last day of 5th grade when the unthinkable happened.
Deputies say she was playing in the backyard with a friend in their backyard when she tripped and fell. That is when two pit bulls who investigators say have never been aggressive towards the child before, attacked Emily.
"I have known her mother that graduated here, I have known her since she was born. It is like one of my kids," said Oktaha Schools Superintendent Jerry Needham.
Deputies say the dog's owners have agreed to have the dogs euthanized. They, along with the rest of the Oktaha community are rallying for little Emily's recovery.
"The school is the center of the community and most things that happen have a school focus," said Needham.
Oktaha Schools Superintendent Jerry Needham says the moment they heard about Emily's injuries, parents, teachers and students were wanting to help but not sure what to do. They started raising money and today they're donating about 1,500 dollars to Emily's family.
"That is who we are, that is what we do," said Needham.
Emily's reading teacher Tonya Bush says Emily is smart and a joy to have in class. Her classmates love her and have been doing everything they can to make sure she can feel their love all the way from her hospital room.
"It is just a wonderful thing to watch their little caring hearts take flight and decide whatever they want to dream up for her," said Bush.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA CANADA - 2 AMERICAN BULLDOG/BORDER COLLIE MIXES "SOMEHOW" GOT OUT AND CHARGED AFTER A 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL BEING WALKED HOME FROM SCHOOL BY HER FATHER ...DOZENS OF STITCHES AND SURGERY TO REATTACH AN EAR!


May 06, 2019  The parents of a five-year-old girl who was attacked by two dogs in Winnipeg's North End last month say their daughter is still dealing with the emotional effects of the attack and the fines against the owner aren't enough.
Gregory Ducharme was walking his daughter Semiah home from kindergarten on April 23 when two dogs that live across the back lane from the family came through an open gate and grabbed her.
"It all happened so fast," said Ducharme. "Both of them were just rushing at her."
The girl suffered cuts to her chest, underarm, jaw, ears and the top of her head. She was taken to hospital, and received dozens of stitches and surgery to reattach her ear.
The dogs' owners have been fined $350 under the Responsible Pet Ownership bylaw, the city said, for failing to prevent their dogs from injuring the girl. They've also been handed two $250 fines for not having licences for the animals.
Ducharme and his wife, Lolanda, said that doesn't seem fair, given the fine for not picking up a dog's waste is $400, according to the city's online fine list.
"It's insulting," he said.
In addition to the fines, a hearing was held with the owners to determine what should happen to the dogs. Due to privacy reasons, the city said the outcome of the hearing will not be made public unless the owners appeal the decision.
If the dogs earned an "exceptionally dangerous" designation by the city, and the owner appeals the decision, the matter will be heard at the standing policy committee on protection, community services and parks.
Both the decision and appeal would then become public, the city said.
Lolanda said she was told by the city that the dogs' owners plan to appeal.
The Ducharme family says they haven't seen the dogs in the owners' yard recently, but don't know if the dogs will return.

CBC News spoke with the dogs' owners after the April 23 attack, but the mother and son did not want to be interviewed. They said the dogs are  AMERICAN BULLDOG-BORDER COLLIE MIXES  and had never shown aggression before. The owners insisted someone had left their gate open. The son said he didn't want to see his 1½-year-old dogs put down, and expressed remorse.


Lolanda said it's unfair the family doesn't get to know the outcome of the city's decision and thinks the owners shouldn't be allowed to have more dogs.

After the initial story of the attack was published, several people reached out to CBC News, wanting to send messages of support to Semiah.
Cards and gifts were dropped off at the CBC's building on Portage Avenue that were delivered to the family.
"It feels nice knowing that other people are trying to show her support and help her get through this," said Lolanda.
"Thank you for everything. Everything helps. She really enjoys her presents," said Gregory.
Semiah is recovering at home, but her mother says she has noticed some changes in her behaviour.
"She seems more angry," said Lolanda. "She seems angry towards us and her siblings."
They say she doesn't remember most of the attack, but knows it was the dogs that hurt her.
"She's really scared of dogs, hearing dogs in the neighbourhood barking," said Gregory. 
"She always wants our gate shut. She doesn't want to go far from us, even in our yard," said Lolanda.
Her parents hope to get her into counselling to help her deal with emotional stress.
The girl has not yet returned to school as the family is waiting for a followup appointment to see how she's healing before sending her back.
When her daughter does go back, Lolanda said, she'll take a different route.
"She's terrified to walk by the back lane," said Lolanda.

"She either wants them to move or us to move."

WAKE COUNTY NC - A PIT BULL "SOMEHOW" GOT OUT AND ROAMED AROUND A NEIGHBORHOOD ... FINDING 3 PEOPLE TO BITE!



Apr 29, 2019  (WNCN) -- Two women and an EMS worker were bitten by a  PIT BULL  that was roaming around a Wake County neighborhood Monday afternoon, witnesses and animal control officials say.


The incident happened along  Sweetgrass Street, which is off Poole Road near Smithfield Road. 
According to the owners of the pit bull, their dog got out of a fenced area while workers were at the home.
The dog then attacked two neighborhood women, one as she was trying to get into her car, the victims said.
The EMS worker was bitten after the two women were injured, the women told a CBS 17 journalist at the scene.
One of the two women was taken to an area hospital by her husband, although injuries to all three victims were not serious, officials said.
Wake County Animal Control is investigating the incident.

GRAFTON, OZAUKEE COUNTY WI - A FAMILY'S PIT BULL TERRIER ATTACKED THEIR 15-MONTH-OLD DAUGHTER ...CHILD TRANSPORTED TO CHILDRENS WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE CAMPUS

A 15-month-old child was transported to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee on Wednesday afternoon, May 1 after being bitten by a dog.
According to officials, the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office and rescue personnel were called out to a residence in the Town of Grafton around 3 p.m. after receiving a 911 call regarding a dog bite.
Upon arrival, they discovered the family of a 15-month-old child called 911 after their family dog, an  AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER, injured their daughter.
After Grafton Fire and Rescue personnel assessed the injuries, the child was transported to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Campus for care.
The circumstances leading up to the dog bite are still under investigation.

TEHUACAN MEXICO - NANNY DOG FAIL!!! A 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS FATALLY MAULED BY A FAMILY PIT WHEN SHE WAS LEFT ALONE IN HER HOME WITH IT


MEXICO.- A 4-year-old girl died after the attack of her pitbull dog, inside her house located in the Mayorazgo subdivision in Tehuacán, Mexico, the Vanguardia portal announced.

It was the little girl's cries that alerted the neighbors who could not help her. Regarding his mother, he was away from home and left his daughter with the animal.
Upon arriving at the house and receiving the news from the neighbors, he entered immediately and found the child's body filled with blood.

Canine control staff took care of taking the dog out of the house, but in the transfer to the welfare center, the animal died.



HINDS COUNTY MS - LEVELL FLOWERS WAS RIDING HIS HORSE WHEN SUDDENLY A PIT BULL CAME OUT AND BEGAN ATTACKING IT



May 1, 2019 (WLBT) - A Hinds County man was injured when he says the horse he was riding on was attacked by a dog.
Levell Flowers is recovering from a fractured wrist, but his injury was through no fault of his own.
“They got dogs in this neighborhood. You know the dog just came out and went underneath my horse, he didn’t bark or nothing. He didn’t chase the horse, he just went right underneath him and just started biting,” said Flowers.
Flowers and Hinds County Animal Control say that he and an older woman in the same neighborhood were attacked by a dog.

This is also the same neighborhood where a 6-year-old girl was mauled to death by a dog in 2010. That girl was related to Flowers.  https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2010.php#anastasia-bingham
“So what it going to take for somebody else to get killed before the law come in this neighborhood and do something about this?" Flowers asked.
Hinds County Animal Control Officer Robert Bailey says they are still looking for the dog that attacked Flowers’ horse. He says every time he investigates a complaint in this neighborhood the animal is hidden by neighbors who won’t fess up about who owns the dog.

“I was trying to find the actual dog, cause we had reports on where the dog might be. Of course once we got there, even the dogs that were in the yard, the people moved them," Bailey.
There are no leash laws in this specific part of Hinds County, so dogs can roam free. Animal control is stressing to residents to come forward if they know of any dogs who have harmed people.