Monday, June 17, 2019

TOLEDO, LUCAS COUNTY OH - 2 PIT BULLS CLIMBED THROUGH A NEIGHBOR'S WINDOW SCREEN ON JUNE 5 TO GET INSIDE AND ATTACK ANOTHER DOG ...THE SAME 2 MEAT GRINDERS CAME BACK ON JUNE 9 TO " FINISH THE KILL!"

A South Toledo woman is facing citations after officials say her two dogs broke into a neighbor’s home through a window screen and attacked another dog inside.
The Lucas County Canine Care & Control is issuing two minor misdemeanor citations for loose dogs to Michelle Morrow, of the 400 block of El Centro Drive. A report from the shelter shows her two “PIT BULLS,” a male named Savage and a female named Zoey, were running loose the evening of June 5 when they climbed through the neighbor’s window.
Once inside, the pair attacked a mixed-breed dog named Dexter. Owner Katie Cross showed the officer puncture wounds all over Dexter’s rear legs and a torn ear before taking him to an emergency veterinary clinic, according to a canine care and control-incident report.
“I could clearly see the damage to the screen and muddy footprints all over the house by the screen from them climbing in,” a canine control officer wrote.
Ms. Morrow was at work at the time of the incident, according to the report, but her mother arrived to contain the two offending canines. Returning a call from The Blade on Monday, Ms. Morrow said the shelter’s report is “completely false” before hanging up.
Ms. Cross did not return a call from The Blade seeking comment. The report does not include updated information on Dexter’s condition.
The report shows Ms. Cross again called authorities June 9, saying Savage and Zoey were loose and attempting to get inside her residence a second time but were blocked by an air conditioner installed in the window.
Ms. Morrow surrendered her two dogs to the county shelter June 9, and they were euthanized Thursday for dog aggression stemming from the attack on Dexter.

MARIETTA, COBB COUNTY GA - RAYMOND PATTON SAYS HE IS GLAD THE OWNERS OF THE PIT BULLS THAT MAULED HIS 82-YEAR-OLD MOTHER IN APRIL WERE FINALLY ARRESTED BUT ITS TOO LITTLE TOO LATE ...THERE WERE 16 PREVIOUS CALLS ABOUT THE MEAT GRINDERS!!!




A Marietta man and woman are behind bars after police say their dogs attacked five people, including an 82-year-old woman, in a south Cobb neighborhood in April.


Leslie Denise White, 36, and Jeremiah Jarvis Gamble, 38, are each charged with seven counts of reckless conduct and one count of keeping a disorderly house.
Police said the initial attacks occurred just past 11:30 a.m. on April 10, when the seven dogs, described as “pit bull-type” by neighbors, escaped the home on Beverly Lane, near the intersection of Windy Hill Road and state Route 5. The attacks sent two to the hospital, including 82-year-old Alice Johnson, who lives across the street.
Raymond Patton, Johnson’s son, told the MDJ in April that Johnson received multiple bite wounds, including deep gashes on her head and arms. Patton said he had to fight five of the dogs that charged him as he stepped out the side door of his mother’s home. He said the dogs bit his mother “from head to toe” as he fought them off.
Cobb police said the dogs continued to attack neighbors until officers arrived. Police shot two dogs, killing one and injuring the other. The injured dog and the other five dogs were taken into custody by animal control.
On Monday, Patton said he is glad the pair were arrested but feels the police action was too little, too late; he and his mother’s physical wounds have healed, but they remain traumatized by the memory of the attacks.
“I’m still not happy,” he said, adding that his mother will never be the same. “And still, all I can see in my mind’s eye is those dogs on top of my mother.”

Patton said White and Gamble should have been arrested “on the spot that day.” He also said Cobb police received multiple reports of the aggressive dogs before the April 10 attacks and said he believes if anyone is to blame, it’s the police.
“If they’d been doing their jobs, this never would’ve happened,” Patton said. “It’s not like any of this is a surprise. Anybody could’ve seen this coming. It’s just like a kid — if a kid gets into the cookie jar and you don’t get on to him or punish him, they’re going to keep on getting into the cookie jar.”
According to arrest warrants, White and Gamble, who were arrested Thursday, neglected to make necessary repairs to the home where they kept the dogs, resulting in their escape and the attacks. The warrants state the dogs escaped through a window and shoddy fence on the property.

SPARTANBURG SC - A MAN WAS FORCED TO PULL OUT HIS POCKET KNIFE AND USE IT AFTER A PIT BULL BIT HIM ONCE AND THEN CONTINUED TO ATTACK HIM

(WSPA) – Spartanburg Police said a man was attacked by a dog Wednesday morning while walking down a street.
According to the police department, officers responded at about 9 a.m. to the 400 block of Brawley Street to meet with the man who was attacked.
The man told officers he was walking in the 300 block of Allen Street when a black and white  PIT BULL  ran into the street barking and growling at him.
Police said the dog bit the man on his left knee.
When the dog attempted to attack him again, the man pulled out his pocket knife and stabbed the dog, cutting her on the left side of her mouth.
A woman came out of the house then to get the dog.
She told police that she had been watching the dog for a friend for about two months.
Police told the woman that by law she was responsible for the dog, and that it was considered a dangerous animal after attacking the man.
The woman decided to surrender the dog for euthanasia.
The dog was taken to Spartanburg Humane Society where it was humanely euthanized, according to police. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control was made aware of the incident.

BAKERSFIELD, KERN COUNTY CA - AUTHORITIES SAY A WOMAN FOUND DEAD WAS LIKELY KILLED BY DOGS AT A COSTCO PARKING LOT

The Costco parking lot in Bakersfield is seen in a Google Maps image.

Bakersfield Police are still investigating the death of a woman from Sunday morning, however they are saying now that she may have been attacked by one or more dogs.

Around 6 a.m. Sunday morning BPD was called out the Costco parking lot off of Rosedale Highway, where a woman's body was found with what officers say were obvious signs of trauma. 

The exact cause of death is still being determined by the Kern County Coroner's Office but BPD is saying that she was likely attacked by one or more dogs before her death.

Animal control officers have located and apprehended all of the dogs.

"Officers are still looking for any evidence, witnesses and the investigation is ongoing," said Sgt. Sean Morphis of the Bakersfield Police Department.

The identity of the victim will be released at a later time. If you have any information on this incident you are urged to call BPD at 327-7111.

https://www.turnto23.com/bpd-investigating-suspicious-death-in-northwest-bakersfield?fbclid=IwAR34jGJkTQfj-JmFIs3U0nGVjMrXYjEEIHrXSrpBgPSko6DR_ECmf_RY8dQ


Police investigating the death of a woman in a Costco parking lot in Bakersfield on Sunday believe she may have died after being attacked by one or more dogs, according to local television station KERO.
Officers from the Bakersfield Police Department were called out the Costco parking lot off of Rosedale Highway around 6 a.m. after a woman’s body was found with what officers say were obvious signs of trauma, the station reported.
The exact cause of death is still being determined by the Kern County Coroner’s Office, but police said that she was likely attacked by one or more dogs.
Animal control officers have located and apprehended all of the dogs.
“Officers are still looking for any evidence, witnesses and the investigation is ongoing,” said Sgt. Sean Morphis.
The victim has not yet been identified.
No additional information has been released. An investigation into the woman’s death is ongoing.

https://ktla.com/2019/06/17/woman-found-dead-in-bakersfield-costco-parking-lot-may-have-been-attacked-by-dogs-police/


Friday, June 14, 2019

WOLLONGONG BEACH NSW AU - A PIT OWNER UNABLE TO CONTROL HER LAND SHARK ...MEAT GRINDER FILMED ON GOPRO ATTACKING A HORSE BITING A VEIN IN ITS FACE AND BITING THE RIDER

The horse's owner said other dogs joined in the attack.

BETTER VIDEO:  https://www.9news.com.au/national/sydney-news-dock-attack-horse-on-nsw-beach/4ea11d4c-103a-4708-83e9-e3f917abe8ea


A distressed Sydney man said he was forced to use a piece of string to stem his horse’s bleeding after it was set upon by an out-of-control dog.

What started out as a peaceful ride down a Wollongong beach for Nathan Bourde and his equine mate Summer quickly turned into a desperate fight for survival after an unmuzzled dog, which he believes to be a PIT BULL, pierced a vein in the horse’s face.
When other dogs suddenly joined in the vicious attack, all of which was captured on his helmet-mounted GoPro, the 36-year-old began fearing for his horse’s life.
“Before I even recognised what sort of breed it was, it was lunging at the horse,” Bourde told 7NEWS.com.au.
“It was snapping at her legs, biting her stomach and chest. Then it bit my foot.”
“It didn’t have a leash, it wasn’t muzzled and the owner was completely unable to restrain her."
The sound of the woman’s futile attempts to regain control of the dog can be heard being drowned out by screams and incessant barking.
Bourde's attempts to flee the area on the horse were quashed when several other dogs suddenly joined in the attack, overwhelming Summer and sending Bourde flying into the sand.
“Once the pit bull initiated the attack, they all jumped in,” he recalled.
“I was trying to kick the dog away, then it lunged at her face and bit a vein.
“It was like a tap, the way the blood was pouring from her face.”
A “physically exhausted” Summer attempted to fight back before her owner managed to grab the dog by the scruff of the neck.
“I was holding the horse in one hand and holding the pit bull in the other,” Bourde said.
“I screamed at the lady to come and get her dog."
Fearing for Summer’s life, Bourde knew he had to act fast.
“She was bleeding to death... I ended up tying it up with a piece of string,” he said.
The horse was loaded back into the trailer and raced to the vet, where her wounds were tended to.
In New South Wales, 'American pit bulls' or 'pit bull terriers' are regulated by the state's "restricted dog laws".
Restricted breeds can no longer be sold or given away in NSW and it is illegal to accept ownership of such a dog.
The law states that the dog can never be walked off its leash, even in a designated off-leash park.
Those who already own any dog on the list must desex and register it.
The dog must also wear a securely fitted muzzle when outside its enclosure.
"When outside the enclosure, the dog must wear a distinctive red and yellow striped collar and be walked on a secure chain or lead." the regulation reads.
Describing them as "vicious" and "violent killers", Bourde said owners of such breeds have a responsibility to the public to ensure they are kept on their leash.
"What if it had killed the horse?" Bourde asked.
"What if there were children?
"All of this could have been avoided if this dog was on a leash with a muzzle."
While Summer is now on a course of antibiotics and on the road to recovery, Bourde has questioned the response of the Wollongong Council for not doing more to hold the owner responsible.
A Wollongong Council spokesperson told 7NEWS.com.au that the matter had not been reported to council.



SHELBYVILLE IN - THE BOARD OF WORKS HEARD RESIDENTS TELL ABOUT A DANGEROUS PIT BULL SITUATION IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD ...IN THE LATEST THE MEAT GRINDER ATTACKED AN AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD AND BIT A MAN: ANIMAL SHELTER SPOKESPERSON, "THE DOG IS NOT QUITE WIRED RIGHT"

A pit bull that has proven dangerous in the past will not get another chance to injury anyone.
The Board of Works listened to a resident at 403 Eberhart Drive in Shelbyville explain how her Australia Shepherd suffered 10 puncture wounds when a neighbor’s pit bull attacked it. Another neighbor also was bitten while trying to remove the pit bull from the situation.
The neighbor that was bitten told the Board of Works Tuesday morning at City Hall he has seen the dog loose before and chasing kids.
The injured dog needed $330 worth of medical treatment but is now recovering at home. 
The owner of the pit bull, who resides at 407 Eberhart Drive, did not show up at the meeting Tuesday despite being summoned.
Keith Barrett of the Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter spoke of the nature of the pit bull.
“We’ve had this trouble before. A lot of it is the irresponsible owners,” said Barrett.  "THE DOG IS WHAT I SAY, AND I'VE BEEN AROUND A LONG TIME, IS NOT QUITE WIRED RIGHT.  HE IS EXTREMELY DOG AGGRESSIVE.  IT'S AGGRESSIVE TO SOME PEOPLE AND NOT OTHERS.  I'M SURE IT'S FINE WITH THEM IN THAT HOUSEHOLD BUT IF IT GETS OUT OF THAT HOUSEHOLD AND RUNNING, I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF THIS HAPPENS AGAIN."  
Barrett told the Board of Works he made several attempts to work with the owner to relinquish the dog to no avail.
With the dog’s history and the owner’s lack of appearance Tuesday morning, the Board of Works voted 3-0 to have the dog euthanized.
Mayor Tom DeBaun, who is a member of the Board of Works, asked city attorney Jennifer Meltzer if there are options available to deal with the living situation at 407 Eberhart Drive, which reportedly has at least 10 people residing there.
“Does this establish any kind of pattern, or after we resolve this issue, maybe we move forward with any other actions?” asked DeBaun, who reiterated there is another dog at the 407 Eberhart residence that also gets loose in the neighborhood, which is only a few blocks from the new Golden Bear Preschool that will open in August. “We know there is a likely chance we will have other nuisance complaints.”
“I can look at the ordinances and see statutes and see if there is something that allows for us to address problems that can be addressed separately rather than in every single incident individually,” said Meltzer. 
“It’s going to be a busy summer...unfortunately,” said DeBaun.

https://www.shelbynews.com/common/story.php?ID=4939&hl=Board-of-Works-votes-to-euthanize-pit-bull


SPOTSYLVANIA VA - A WOMAN WAS VICIOUSLY ATTACKED BY TWO CANE CORSOS THAT LIVE AT HER HOME ...DEPUTIES WERE FORCED TO SHOOT THEM WHEN THEY TURNED THEIR ATTACK ON THEM!


A woman was taken to the hospital for surgery after dogs attacked her at her Spotsylvania County home, according to a Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson.
Deputies responded to the dog attack, along the 900 block of Stonewall Lane, at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Memories of a horrific attack still flood Danny Canter’s mind.
“I can’t get the sound of her screaming; I can’t get the images of her wounds out of my head,” said Canter, who helped stop the attack.
Canter says he jumped in after seeing a dog maul a woman outside of her Spotsylvania home.

"All I was thinking was, there's a lady on the ground getting mauled by a dog. I have a better chance than she does," said Canter.

Canter says nearby landscapers just couldn’t free the woman, who neighbors tell me gave birth just weeks ago.
“I noticed her arm was really chewed up and bleeding really bad, the dog was on her leg and he was shaking the leg, tearing it up,” said Canter. “In my opinion, it looked like she had been attacked by sharks, it was so bad looking."
Canter says he grabbed the dog around its mouth and yelled for it to drop it before it finally let go.
The badly injured woman managed to crawl into the home for safety. The woman was rushed to the hospital and underwent surgery. Her condition has not yet been released.
Spotsylvania deputies say they arrived to find two dogs on the property, one who lunged at a deputy. Officials say the dog attacked a deputy, causing significant injury to his upper leg area. The dogs were ultimately shot by the responding officers, in order to end the attacks.
“I saw them shoot one and I couldn’t look at the other one go down,” added witness Linda Mentiply.
Canter, who describes himself as a dog lover, says the deputies did the right thing.
“It was chaotic, there were people everywhere the cop did what he had to do,” he added.
The dogs, believed to be of the Cane Corso breed, were taken to the emergency animal hospital where they died. The sheriff's deputy was treated and released from the hospital. An investigation into the situation remains ongoing
https://wtvr.com/2019/06/13/spotsylvania-dog-attack/

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(WWBT) - Two dogs are dead following a vicious attack that occurred Wednesday afternoon.
Spotsylvania deputies responded to the 900 block of Stonewall Lane for a reported dog attack on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Upon arrivals, deputies found a woman being attacked by two dogs that live at her home.
As the deputies attempted to get the dogs off the woman, the dogs turned their aggression towards officials. One deputy was bitten, sustaining significant injury to his upper leg area. The dogs were shot and killed by the responding deputies, in order to end the attack.
The woman, who is believed to be in her mid-twenties, was transported to the hospital. She underwent surgery for her injuries.
The deputy who was bitten was transported to the hospital, treated and later released. The two dogs, believed to be  CANE CORSOS, were transported to an animal hospital, where they succumbed to their injuries.
The incident remains under investigation.



Tuesday, June 11, 2019

PENTICTON BC CANADA - A "FAMILY DOG" MAULED A BABY ON THE HEAD AND FACE CAUSING MUCH DAMAGE AND THE NEED FOR MULTIPLE SURGERIES



THEY'RE STORY IS OUT BUT THEY STILL DIDN'T NAME THE BREED OF THE DOG:

https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/2019/06/13/baby-dog-attack-family-reveal-details-penticton-bc/


A Penticton baby is recovering in hospital after surviving an attack by the FAMILY DOG.

The young boy named Kade was airlifted to Vancouver Children’s Hospital on May 31 following the attack around 9 p.m. that evening.

Daniel Hill recently launched a Gofundme page to help his brother Adam Hill's family.
He said on his post Kade was rushed into the operating room where he underwent five hours of surgery to repair a shattered nose and optical bone in the right eye.

He said the youngster will need several operations in Vancouver and his brother, who witnessed the tragedy, will need counselling to deal with the event.

Contributions can be made to the Hills at this Gofundme page.

Penticton poundkeeper Elizabeth Bigg said there were no incidents of dog attacks reported to her on May 31.

Several attempts to contact family or friends have been unsuccessful. The age of the child and breed of the dog have not been disclosed.  









JACKSONVILLE FL - MULTIPLE PIT BULLS "SOMEHOW" GOT OUT AND ATTACKED A 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL RIDING HER BIKE TO THE STORE IN THE PANAMA PARK AREA



Police and animal control are investigating after a woman said her 9-year-old granddaughter was attacked by multiple  PIT BULLS.
Linda Williams said the dogs owner lives right next door and their family has had issues with those dogs roaming the neighborhood without a leash in the past.
Sunday afternoon Willams said her granddaughter was violently attacked by numerous pit bulls while riding her bike home from the store.
“She said they knocked her off her bike and then all three of them charged her. One was at her face One hit her knee and one bit a hole in her back,” Williams said.
On their home surveillance footage it shows the young girl leave home on her bike, a few minutes later she returns without it and Williams said it’s because she had to get away from the attack.  
Williams took pictures of the wounds that shows bite marks on her granddaughters face and  blood soaking through her pants from a bite on the leg. The young girl had to go to the hospital to get stitches and the family said it’s not the first time they’ve had issues with those dogs.
“They have too many dogs, those dogs don’t ever be on a leash you can ask anybody that live around here,” Williams said.
She also said the dogs owner has tried to put up a privacy fence to keep the dogs from getting out but it doesn’t work.  
Action News Jax spoke with the dogs owner off camera, he claims two pit bulls were involved in the attack.
He admitted the dogs have gotten loose in the neighborhood before and gone into neighbors trash but have not been violent.
Although the incident wasn’t deadly Williams wants to see a change to prevent another dangerous attack from happening again.
“ A friendly dog wouldn’t bite a child,” Williams said.
The young girl’s mother said the dog owner told her the pit bulls were not vaccinated. We’re working to find out from animal control if the dogs will be quarantined or put down.

CLEVELAND OH - A FAMILY PIT BULL THEY HAD SINCE HE WAS 2 MONTHS OLD "SNAPPED" AND ATTACKED THE WIFE THEN TURNED ON THE HUSBAND ...THEY'RE KEEPING 1 OF THE 3 PITS BUT WILL BE "CAUTIOUS AND WATCH IT AT ALL TIMES" ...YEAH, THAT'LL WORK!!!



The FOX 8 I-Team has obtained exclusive video showing what it took to control a family dog after a vicious attack, and now that family is speaking out with a message for you.
Police video shows Cleveland patrol officers and animal control officers struggling to haul in a very large PIT BULL. They say the dog had attacked a husband and wife in the home.
Ultimately, officers took out three pit bulls, and the man and woman both went to the hospital.
It happened last month on West 47th, and the video has just been released to the I-Team.
"I don't know what happened to him? He just snapped,” said Linda Tripp.
She described a terrifying attack by the dog she called ‘Blue.' She added, “And then he grabbed my arm, pulled me off the couch and tearing my arm apart. My husband grabbed him because he was attacking me, and then he attacked my husband."
Video shows an animal control officer repeatedly shouting to the dog to, “sit down” as the dog angrily barked and growled.
Finally, an animal control officer controlled the dog with a collar at the end of a long pole. The dog later was put to sleep.
The family has loved pit bulls. But a recent study at Ohio State University found the breeds most likely to bite are mixed breeds, pit bulls, and German shepherds. And now Linda Tripp has a warning after finding out what can happen in an instant.
She said, “be cautious. Watch at all times. He turned on me. I don't understand why, but he turned on me."
Investigators say, generally, dogs don’t attack unless something sets them off.  Clearly, on the night, in this case, something went wrong.
The family now has just one pit bull. Still, thinking about the one that flew into a rage.
Tripp said, "I loved that dog. I had him since he was two months old."

PORT RICHEY FL - 2 PIT BULLS "SOMEHOW" GOT OUT AND FOUND SOMETHING THEY COULD TRY AND KILL ...A MAN WALKING HIS DOG ...A WOMAN DRIVING BY GOT OUT OF HER CAR TO HELP AND THE LAND SHARKS REDIRECTED ON HER!

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(WFLA) Charity Soto still can't walk and she wonders when she's going to get out of the hospital. She's been bed ridden since last Tuesday, when TWO PIT BULLS  attacked her on Embassy Boulevard in Port Richey.
"I just remember flashes. I don't know. I just didn't think it would ever end." said Soto from her room at Bayonet Regional Medical Center. "It was bad. It was bad."
Soto was on her way to an appointment on Tuesday morning when she spotted the two pit bulls circling a man walking his dog. She got out of her car and tried to help and that's when the dogs set their sights on her.  
"All I remember is running back across the street and the next thing I know I've got this dog tearing my leg apart and I'm trying to push it off," said Soto. "There's a fractured bone in my left leg.  They tore apart my arm."
According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office report, the dogs' owner, David Wardell Anderson Jr, lives at 7310 Embassy Boulevard in Port Richey.  Anderson turned the dogs, names Diesel and Ladybug over to Pasco County Animal Services where they are slated to be euthanized.
Anderson told deputies the dogs had been in the fenced backyard and he "had no idea how they got out."  He also told investigators he wanted to give the dogs up because they had attacked people before.
Soto is upset at the number of dogs she sees roaming the streets and wishes pet owners would be more responsible. "People are not taking care of their pets. And it's not their fault. I don't blame the dogs," said Soto. "I blame the owners. "

SLATON, LUBBOCK COUNTY TX - GRANDMOTHER'S PIT BULLS WENT PIT ON HER 18-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER AND ANOTHER YOUNG WOMAN AS THEY TRIED TO GET THE MEAT GRINDER OFF HER 1-YEAR-OLD GRANDSON ...THE BOY HAS SEVERE INJURIES

Two women and toddler attacked by dogs in Slaton, one with severe injuries

On Tuesday, the Slaton Police Department responded to the report of a dog attack at a home in the 900 block of South 14th Street in Slaton around 1:00 p.m.
According to police, two women, 18-years-old and 17-years-old, were watching children on a trampoline in the backyard when TWO PIT BULLS  attacked them and a 1-year-old boy. 
Slaton Police Chief Trevor Barnes said when the two women tried to get the dogs off the boy, the dogs turned on them. 
He said the 18-year-old mother and the son were taken to University Medical Center. While the two women only received minor injuries, Barnes said the toddler suffered severe injuries.
He said the 17-year-old woman was taken to a clinic in Slaton. 
Barnes said the pit bulls were owned by the grandmother, and she released the dogs to Slaton Animal Control. She requested that the dogs be put down and tested for rabies, he said. 
Barnes said there had never been any trouble with the dogs before. 



Monday, June 10, 2019

ARE PIT BULLS DANGEROUS?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDBpy8INI00&feature=share

WINONA MS - THE COMMUNITY GATHERED TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE RECOVERY OF 13-YEAR-OLD ADEN GREEN WHO WAS MAULED BY 6 PIT BULLS IN MARCH



(WTVA) - The Winona community gathered to raise money for the recovery of a 13-year-old boy who was attacked by dogs in March.
Aden Green was attacked by a pack of dogs while riding his bike near his home on Sawyer Road in Winona.
On Saturday, people and vendors gathered in Winona to show their support for his recovery.
Family, friends and strangers met at the Montgomery County Coliseum for a day full of food, music and fun, all to raise money for Green.
Vendors set up booths to sell items such as jewelry and home decor.
There was also a balloon artist, bounce houses and gospel performances.

Green made an appearance at the event. 
He arrived with his mom and brother who said Green insisted on being there.
People raced to greet the boy with hugs and words of encouragement.
Green said he thinks he will be healed up and back on his bike in no time.
After the attack in March, Green was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson and put into a medically-induced coma.
Green is now healing at his grandparents' home where he lives in 
Winona.

A COMMENT TO THIS ARTICLE:

Christie Montgomery
The people have more dogs running loose now. They just made a homemade sign from cardboard saying beware of dogs. It’s sad they can just go buy more dogs. Aden can’t replace his legs.




STOCKBRIDGE, HENRY COUNTY GA - EMIR WILLIAMS WAS WALKING HIS BELOVED YORKIE EARLY IN THE MORNING WHEN A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL SUDDENLY CHOMPED DOWN ON HIS LITTLE DOG AND WOULDN'T LET GO ...HE GOT HIS GUN AND IT TOOK 3 SHOTS TO FINALLY STOP THE MONSTER!



HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - Update: Stockbridge City Councilman Elton Alexander tells Channel 2 Action News he plans to pursue a vicious dog ordinance for the City of Stockbridge following an attack that left two dogs dead.
A man says a neighbor's  PIT BULL  attacked his dog and killed it.
He told Channel 2's Matt Johnson he was walking his dog when an American Pit Bull Terrier suddenly ran up and latched onto the smaller dog. The man tried to separate them.
"I'm trying to pry my dog loose, because he already locked his jaw. I could not get his jaw loose," Emir Williams said. 
Williams said the pit bull bit him on his elbow and fingers and put the Yorkie in its mouth and wouldn't let go.
"The pit bull, he's pretty much on top of me and i have my right hand around the neck of the pit bull," he said. “I’m using my two hands and I have them in his mouth.”
The attack happened Sunday morning on Winbrook Drive in Stockbridge.
Williams said he went inside his house to get his gun and he shot the pit bull twice to get him to let go of his dog.
He said his dog was dead but he feared the neighbor's dog would attack again.
"When he came up beside me after being shot twice, I realized that I had to give him a kill shot, which I thought I did the first two times," he said.
Other neighbors have also filed complaints about the pit bull and Williams says he has seen it roam loose in the neighborhood before.
"This is not a case of a negligent owner, this is not a case of a vicious dog," said Izell Granville. Granville, who owns the pit bull that he named Champ five years ago when he bought him for his son.
He said his dog has never been aggressive and he regrets Champ escaped from his family's backyard. Granville also said that Williams killed Champ in front of children, while confronting the relatives who were pet sitting Champ.
"It's understandable for him to be mad but we still have to have some type of restraint," Granville said.
Williams said it was tough burying his Yorkie but he says its death may have saved a life.
"It would just have been a matter of time before that same pit bull would have grabbed hold of a child," Williams said.
Animal Control never responded to the scene because they told Johnson they weren't made aware of exactly what happened.
Johnson contacted them Monday about the death and on Tuesday, they cited Granville's relatives with public nuisance and failure to restrain the animal because the relatives were pet sitting.



Sunday, June 9, 2019

DALLAS TX - A HUSBAND AND WIFE WERE VICIOUSLY MAULED BY 3 DOGS WHILE WALKING IN FERGUSON PARK ...THE OWNER SAYS THE MONSTERS ARE A PIT/ROTTWEILER MIX, A DOBERMAN AND A SON OF THOSE 2 DOGS



Friendly and verdant Ferguson Park, east of White Rock Lake, would have been a great place to hang out Monday — if not for the reason I was there.
All the other folks at the park, tucked into one of Far East Dallas’ tidy 1950s subdivisions, visited for the fun of it. Young giggly girls free from school routines shared secrets in the shade of the playground apparatus. A pair of teens hit balls on the tennis courts. A retiree walked a dog so plump that it waddled like a duck.
But as I followed the wide new trail that winds around the playgrounds, ball fields and spray park, I had but one thought: WHICH TREE DID THAT POOR INJURED WOMAN CLAW HER WAY UP SATURDAY MORNING TO ESCAPE A DOG ATTACK SO VICIOUS THAT IT LEFT HER IN NEED OF BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS?
With so many people shooting each other to death in this city in recent weeks, you might have missed the news about Saturday’s dog attack. Dallas police hardly have time to chase down irresponsible pet owners as they battle the spike in violent crime. And Dallas Animal Services is already fighting the good fight against the city’s loose dog problem.
But this story comes down to personal responsibility. We all owe it to each other to make sure people can walk through our neighborhood parks without fearing we’ll be tormented by aggressive dogs.
The woman and her husband, who live near the park but whose names city officials have not yet released, were taking their regular walk about 8:30 a.m. Saturday when three dogs from a house just across the street charged at them.
The scene unfolded in a split second amid the tall trees that shade the tennis courts. The dogs attacked the screaming woman, and, as her husband fought to pull them away, they turned on him. By the time the first officers arrived, the ROTTWEILER-MIX  animals had the man pinned down as his wife looked on helplessly.
The police officers, unable to free the man, shot at the dogs, killing one and injuring another. The third fled toward the owner’s home, but Dallas Animal Services field officers contained it along with the injured animal. Both were euthanized over the weekend.
At last report, the couple remained hospitalized with serious injuries as Dallas police continue to investigate what charges, if any, to bring against the dogs’ owner.
I started writing about Dallas’ loose dog problem, which most often bedevils the city’s working-class and impoverished neighborhoods, five years ago. Much has changed for the better for both people and their pets, thanks to City Hall’s demand for accountability, a new-and-improved Dallas Animal Services and a bigger spay-neuter effort.
But still, too many folks just don’t get it — or just don’t care: You can’t be lackadaisical about ensuring that your dogs stay behind your fence. An apology from a negligent owner is a pitiful response for the physical harm and emotional terror wrought on victims such as the couple at Ferguson Park.
Dallas Animal Services Director Ed Jamison is even more frustrated than I am by yet another mauling. He and his staff have worked day and night to solve this problem. He  says the Saturday attack is particularly sad, “given the history we have here.”
Jamison is referring to the May 2016 death of South Dallas resident Antoinette Brown, all but eaten alive by a pack of loose — but, again, owned — dogs. This gruesome tragedy highlighted the need to get control of the large number of dogs roaming the streets, particularly in southern Dallas. The incident also led to Jamison’s eventual hiring.
Since Jamison arrived in Dallas about 18 months ago, his department has picked up a record number of dogs and issued more citations than ever before while posting live-release rates unimaginable just five years ago.
Some days, the Dallas Animal Services boss and his team feel that the city’s beefed-up enforcement efforts are paying off. For example, so far in 2019, bite reports are down a little over 8%.
But none of that matters much to Jamison this week as he deals with the aftermath of Saturday’s attack by owned dogs. “The message is not getting through," he said. "It all starts with them containing their animal.”
Police have not yet publicly identified the owner of the dogs that ran amok in Ferguson Park, but many in the neighborhood know him. I won’t identify him either because he has not yet been charged. When I got a hold of him Wednesday, he declined to answer my questions and told me he'd have to call me later. In off-camera interviews with two local TV stations over the weekend, he sounded contrite about the incident and maintained that the animals escaped through a hole under his fence.
However, Jamison said the DAS field officer who chased down the third dog found the gate to the man’s backyard wide open before he finally was able to roust the sleeping owner.
This also is apparently not the first time the man has been involved in animal-bite incidents. The animal shelter’s record-keeping was haphazard before Dallas police commanders took it over in 2016, but Jamison’s team has been able to piece together this history: The same man whose dogs attacked the Ferguson Park couple surrendered another dog for euthanization after a 2012 bite incident and turned over two more after the same thing happened in 2014.
“How many times do you have to allow your dogs to get out of your yard and bite somebody before you do something to guarantee it won’t happen again?” Jamison said. “Irresponsible owners are to blame, but it’s the pets that end up paying the price.”
That goes double for the unsuspecting victims of loose dogs that can become dangerously aggressive.
Just a year ago in southwest Dallas, 56-year-old Ronnie Bell lost his arm and nearly died after he was attacked by dogs that were able to get out of their owner’s yard through an open gate. In April 2018, home surveillance video captured the terrifying southern Dallas scene of two loose dogs — seemingly coming out of nowhere — attacking a mail carrier and causing serious injuries.
The City Council responded to those and other attacks by voting last summer to reinforce the ordinance regarding dangerous dogs. The amendment to an existing ordinance establishes a criminal penalty for dog bites, clearly defines an “aggressive dog” and outlines requirements owners must follow.
This new tool ensures that Dallas Animal Services can hold owners accountable in cases that police don’t press charges.
Saturday’s horror occurred in a neighborhood that has worked hard to rid itself of loose dogs. Ellen Childress, a former crime-watch leader and one of the residents whose homes back up to Ferguson Park, is especially concerned about the safety of the children who play there.
Just days before the Saturday attack, two dogs that Childress described as pit bulls parked for a while on her front porch and later behaved so aggressively that a neighbor was scared to get out of her car. Once Dallas Animal Services was called, a field officer arrived quickly and captured the animals.
Nonetheless, Childress said the violent mauling “caught everyone by surprise. We haven’t had a loose dog problem in a long time, so people felt comfortable out walking and so many children are here for the splash park.”
Once again, those using Ferguson Park are on high alert. One walker Monday evening held his dog’s leash in one hand and a thick piece of wood in the other. In some Dallas neighborhoods, that’s the norm.
As Jamison said, the fix has to start with dog owners themselves. “Why does another tragedy have to happen instead of people just doing the right thing?”

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