Friday, June 28, 2019

CENTRAL COAST NSW AU - JOANNE HAYES, REAL ESTATE AGENT, WAS ENTERING A HOUSE FOR A PRE-SCHEDULED INSPECTION APPOINTMENT WHEN SHE WAS MAULED BY 2 BULL MASTIFFS THE HOMEOWNER HAD LEFT INSIDE

The woman savagely mauled by dogs inside a NSW home has been identified by local media as Central Coast resident Joanne Hayes.
In a disturbing twist it has been revealed that she was a real estate agent who had arrived at the house on Australia Avenue in Umina Beach for a pre-booked inspection appointment at 10.15am on Thursday.
As she let herself in, the  TWO BULL MASTIFF DOGS  launched into an unrelenting attack, which ceased only when neighbours came to Ms Hayes’ aid, the Central Coast Gosford Express Advocate reported.
The 49-year-old was tended to by paramedics before being airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital in a CareFlight Rapid Response Rescue Helicopter.
Ms Hayes had sustained a compound fracture to her arm and a laceration to her leg, arriving at hospital in a serious but stable condition.
The tenant returned home after hearing what happened and surrendered his dogs to the council rangers who had earlier been called to the scene.
Central Coast Council said both dogs were euthanised.
Troy Howe, director at Wiseberry Peninsular where Ms Hayes was employed, said staff at the agency has been “deeply shocked” by the incident.
“By the time we arrived the police were on site. The staff (here) are deeply shocked, we are all extremely upset,” Mr Howe told News Corp.



FARMINGTON, GRAVES COUNTY KY - A STRAY PIT BULL CHARGED THROUGH A GARAGE DOOR INTO A HOME WHEN A CHILD OPENED IT, KNOCKED DOWN A 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL AND CHOMPED DOWN ON HER LEG!!!

Malley Jo Ralph<br>PHOTO:Star file

A Graves girl is recovering at a Paducah hospital after being attacked by a dog at her home Thursday night.

The attack happened around 8:00 pm at a home on State Route 1124 in Farmington.

Family members said when children at the home opened the door leading to the garage, the stray dog slipped into the home and started attacking 9-year-old Malley Jo Ralph.  The dog jumped on Malley's chest, knocked her down and began biting her right leg above the knee.

Malley's mom, Meagan, was able to eventually get the dog off her daughter, while a friend who was visiting called 911.

Malley was taken by ambulance to Baptist Health Paducah where she underwent surgery on her leg.  According to family members, doctors expect Malley to recover from her injuries, but the road to recovery will be a long one.

The dog, described by family as a  PIT BULL/BULLDOG MIX, was taken by Animal Control to the Mayfield - Graves County Animal Shelter where it will be quarantined for 10 days.

Family members said they had never seen the dog and didn't know who it belonged to.


http://www.westkentuckystar.com/News/Local-Regional/Western-Kentucky/9-year-old-Graves-Girl-Attacked-by-Stray-Dog.aspx?fbclid=IwAR03x6zTRoc0tsvoaatYznAFKe_RgOXx5Bm5ZKlr5pSqxN7vFfK0Xz0SOUY

A PIT BULL ATTACKED A LAB AT HOME DEPOT



The Dangers of Pit-Bull Activists Living Among Us
Pit bull attacks lab at Home Depot.
NEVER trust your beloved pet around a pit bull. Shelters and rescues are lying to you that pit bulls make safe family pets. 1 out 40 pit bulls severely attack a person or pet.
PIT BULLS ARE THE NUMBER ONE KILLER OF OUR PETS! Pit bulls were created specifically to kill other dogs.
Did you know that 38,000 domestic animals are killed every year by pit bulls (for comparison: 10,000 people are killed by drunk drivers every year)? Our neighborhoods have turned into killing fields for pit bulls. Not only that but many people end up getting hurt trying to save their pet.These devastated people who lose their pets are suffering from PTSD. Absolutely nothing is being done about it by our elected officials. FOLLOW for one month: https://www.facebook.com/pitbullskilledmypet/
9 PIT BULL EXPERTS WHO DISAGREE WITH YOU! Below are cardinal rules by nine pro-pit bull orgs who have worked with thousands of pit bulls that most pit bull owners fail to follow: Why would we listen to you?
Two words to prove pit bull type-dogs are inherently dangerous: "BREAK STICK".
Pit bulls do not lock their jaws, but due to their "gameness" trait, they do not let go until they've mauled their victims to death. They have a wide jaw structure (it appears they are smiling) and are able to breath/pant while hanging onto their victim's flesh; to ultimately wear down their opponents. The panting allows pit bulls not to overheat so their chances of "winning" during the fight increases. These pit bull breed traits supersede any other dog breeds' bite pressure.
Does this sound like a normal and safe dog breed to have live in our neighborhoods? Pit Bull Rescue Central recommends ALL pit bull owners to have a "break stick", a wedge-shaped piece of wood used to pry open a pit bull’s jaw during an attack. "Since pit bulls have a strong fighting background, we recommend that pet owners also have a breaking stick as a precaution." http://blog.dogsbite.org/…/break-sticks-tool-used-to-pry-op…
This person demonstrates how to use a break stick on a pit-bull: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfMVH4wY5Pg
Tia Torres, who has a T.V. show on Animal Planet called "Pit Bulls & Parolees", wrote this for Rescue Train. "It's a mistake to think the fighting gene can be easily trained or loved out of a pit-bull."
"Take note that a fight can strike suddenly and for no apparent reason. Warning signs can be very subtle with Pit Bulls and even completely absent in certain cases. Two dogs may be best friends for years, sleep together, cuddle, play and even eat from the same bowl. Then one day something triggers one of them and BOOM! Often the dogs act like best friends as soon as the fight is over. They might even lick each other's wounds. You have been warned though. They will do it again and get better at it every time. " http://www.therescuetrain.org/pit_bull_education.php
Pit Bull Federation of South Africa - PBFSA': "Pit bulls were never designed to be 100% safe with other animals." https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2134509080109275&id=1622413151318873
Did you know pro pit bull org Bad Raps warns pit bull owners NOT to take their dogs to a dog park! Protecting our dogs involves avoiding situations - like busy dog parks - where dogs are so often set up to fail.
https://badrap.org/training-resources/dog-parks
Here is another red flag! Petsmart does not allow pit bulls at doggie day camp. Furthermore, for the safety of all animals and associates, we cannot accept dogs of the “bully breed” classification or wolves/wolf hybrids including American Pit Bull Terriers, Miniature Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Bull Dogs, Bull Terriers or mixed breeds that have the appearance or characteristics of one of these breeds. At the discretion of PetSmart, some pets may not be permitted. https://services.petsmart.com/content/daycamp-requirements
Pit bull Knights Kennels state, "Never leave pit bulls alone with other dogs (or any animal). Even if your dog gets along great 99.9% of the time with other animals the Pit Bull is known for animal aggression and it is possible something will happen. A good piece of advice I received a long time ago was, Never trust your Pit Bull not to fight." https://www.facebook.com/…/a.46296515715…/1671131589666688/…
Please read 'HOW TO PREVENT YOUR PIT BULL FROM FIGHTING'. Bully Max is more honest than most shelters and rescues staff/volunteers who deny pit bull breed traits. They admit pit bulls are bred for fighting. It's best to own only one pit bull. NEVER bring an adult pit bull to an off-leash dog park We need to start being more honest about pit bull breed traits or we are setting people and dogs up for failure. https://bullymax.com/preventing-pitbull-fights/
Why they think it's appropriate to rehome pit bulls after saying that is beyond me. Owning and adopting out predators of other people's beloved pets compromises public safety. These are zero mistake dogs. In my opinion it's immoral.
BENJAMIN HART, professor emeritus at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and animal behaviorist says, "It's quite common for a pit bull to show no signs of aggression. People will call it a nice dog, a sweet dog, even the neighbors - and then all of a sudden something triggers the dog, and it attacks a human in a characteristic way of biting and hanging on until a lot of damage is done. Hart said pit bulls are responsible for about 60 percent of dog attack fatalities each year, which is "way out of proportion" compared with other breeds. Pit bulls make up less than 5 percent of the American dog population. "It's very poor policy to allow any child around a pit bull, in my mind, let alone climb on a dog." More info from pit bull experts: http://thetruthaboutpitbulls.blogspot.com/…/no-one-can-be-g…
Most dogs warn you before they attack, growling or barking to tell you how angry they are—"so they don't have to fight," ASPCA adviser and animal geneticist Stephen Zawistowski stresses. Not the pit bull, which attacks without warning. Most dogs, too, will bow to signal that they want to frolic. Again, not the pit bull, which may follow an apparently playful bow with a lethal assault." More info : http://www.city-journal.org/html/9_2_scared_of_pit.html
According to Pit Bull Rescue Central, "It is a FACT that our pit bulls, AmStaffs and pit mixes come with a built-in fighting heritage. It doesn’t matter where we get them from, whether it be the pound, a stray we pick up, or a puppy we buy from a breeder. The majority of pit bulls will, at some point in their lives, exhibit some degree of dog-on-dog aggression. Yet, chances are that a "normal" pit bull will not share his affection with other animals. We cannot predict when or where it will happen and we can’t love, train or socialize it out of the dog. Pit bulls may not start fights, but they will finish them." http://www.pbrc.net/misc/PBRC_dogpark.pdf"
HOW DO YOU THINK THEY GOT THEIR NAME IN THE FIRST PLACE? Pit bulls were originally bred to be put in a pit to kill 2,000-pound bulls = 'pit bull'. Then pit bulls were put in a pit to kill each other for blood sports.
Most normal breeds have a highly developed canine etiquette, with a language that allows them to resolve conflict without killing. In contrast, pit bulls have had this etiquette systematically bred out of them, for success in the killing pit. A normal dog will signal, bluff, air bite-nip, and only as a last resort will a normal dog really bite, and will bite and release. A pit bull skips all the signals and preliminary posturing and gets right down to killing, and once they start in on a victim they will not stop. Many a distraught parent has found out the hard way when the so-called family pit bull goes after their toddler and is oblivious to kicks, punches, baseball bats, etc. http://www.daxtonsfriends.com/american-pit-bull-terrier/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXMsHAFigso&fbclid=IwAR2vbjtBFqGVXcphGmBWq-2k5MWfyrO2rGePne7-rAly5xk5BfPg-mFR_zk&app=desktop

PALM BAY FL - A 3-YEAR-OLD CHILD WAS GRABBED BY HIS NECK BY 1 OF THE FAMILY'S 2 PIT BULLS ... VICTIM AIRLIFTED TO ORLANDO REGIONAL

A 3-year-old child was airlifted as a trauma alert after being bitten by the family dog, according to the Palm Bay Police Department.
Police said the bite happened around 10:30 a.m.
The victim's grandmother told News 6 that the boy was outside with the family's two PIT BULL MIXES  when one of the dogs, named Trump, grabbed him by his neck. The other dog was not involved in the attack.

The child was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center to be treated for wounds on the upper body. Officials said the child's injuries are likely not life-threatening.
Animal services took both dogs.
Check back for more updates on this developing story.

NEWMAN, STANISLAUS COUNTY CA - A SMALL CHILD ATTACKED BY A FAMILY DOG IN THE REAR YARD OF A RESIDENCE HAS DIED



UPDATE:  Neighbors say they were afraid of the Pit Bull/Mastiff Mix https://www.modbee.com/news/local/article232075397.html?fbclid=IwAR3FXlAnpHc6R-kACckpl1T-Def9rXBADKjjFfVeR6Ha3Ble27YlPu4qWsE

https://www.abc10.com/article/news/local/2-year-old-newman-boy-killed-in-dog-attack/103-d815efb4-58c5-4382-8824-21bcfc7dc27c

NEWMAN (CBS13) – A two-year-old toddler is dead after he was attacked by a family dog in Stanislaus County.
The attack happened on Thursday night on Pine Street, near Inyo Avenue, in Newman. Police say the child was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead after being attacked by a PIT BULL MIX.
The dog has been quarantined by animal control and the investigation is ongoing.
https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/06/27/newman-toddler-killed-family-dog/



Dog bite scene

Newman police said a young child approximately 2 years of age who was attacked by a family dog earlier this afternoon his died.
Newman Police Lt. Brett Short told Mattos Newspapers that the child was pronounced dead at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock.
Short said the child suffered multiple bite wounds when attacked in the rear yard of a residence in the 1900 block of Pine Street.
Short described the dog involved as a LARGE MIXED BREED. The dog has been impounded by police, Short said.

Short said a team from the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department has been called in to conduct the investigation.
The circumstances surrounding the attack were not immediately known, and no additional information was available.
This is a developing story.
http://www.westsideconnect.com/news/local_news/police-child-attacked-by-family-dog-has-died/article_5a283a64-9937-11e9-b4dc-9744af08de63.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR364niJp-IpN74QAFIGPJKVvSyLSbdh29GtHkw1Rh6lWxAVQ1QanhqRGrU

2019 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 20  (8 children + 12 adults)

PIT BULL - 5  (FL, KY, CA, TX, KY)
UP TO 6 PIT BULL MIXES - 1 (TX)
3 DOGS: 1 MIXED BREED AND 2 PIT BULLS - 1 (CA)
PIT BULL/BOXER MIX? - 1 (NC)
PIT BULL/MASTIFF MIX - 1 (CA)
2 RESCUED PIT BULL MIXES - 1 (FL)
BOXER ? - 1 (IA)
BOXER MIX - 1  (SC)
PIT BULL AND A SHEPHERD MIX - 1  (TX)
ROTTWEILER - 1 (NV)
2 ROTTWEILERS - 1 (CA)
6 GERMAN SHEPHERDS - 1  (TN)
GERMAN SHEPHERD/BLUE TICK HOUND MIXES? - 1 (MS)
2 DOBERMAN PINSCHERS - 1  (TX)
3 DOGS: MIXED BREED INCLUDING A HEELER/MASTIFF MIX -1 (TX)
4 DOGS: 3 DUTCH SHEPHERDS AND 1 BELGIAN MALINOIS - 1(MA) 

TX - 5
CA - 4
FL - 2
KY - 2
IA - 1
MA - 1 
MS - 1
NC - 1
NV - 1
SC - 1
TN - 1

1)   1-9 -  Dianne Reves - 70 - Grenada County MS - A total of 7 dogs were taken into custody - The Sheriff's Department reported she suffered about several hundred dog bites - Facebook posts from a neighbor shows the dogs were GERMAN SHEPHERD/BLUE TICK HOUND MIX.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14) 4-27 - Kyna Marie Pamela Deshane - 15-Months - Henderson NV - The child was fatally mauled by a 4-year-old Rottweiler owned by a family friend while she was at her grandfather's house - She was rushed to Henderson Hospital with Life-Threatening injuries and was pronounced dead there.

15) 5-2 -  Isaiah Geiling -  2 to 3-year-old boy - Louisville KY - A woman ran from the small house in the Chickasaw Neighborhood to a next door neighbor saying a Pit Bull was attacking a child - Two men ran and began attempting to get the very vicious large dog off the child who was laying face down in pools of blood and barely breathing - He was rushed to a hospital but died from the massive injuries - It is now being reported that the Monster had attacked him before. 

16) 5-9 - Christine Liquori - The volunteer was found dead inside a fenced play area at the Humane Society of St. Lucie County - Fort Pierce FL - A medical examiner ruled that she died from severe blood loss due to dog bites.  

17) 5-9 - Ryan Hazel - 14 - Dighton Bristol County MA -  The teen's grandmother had driven him to his job at Scott Dunmore's house where he took care of about 11 dogs when Dunmore was in Boston - This usually took him about 45 minutes - When he did not return to his Grandmother's car, she called neighbors who came and found him severely mauled in the backyard - 4 dogs were loose and 7 were caged up ...3 Dutch Shepherds and 1 Belgian Malinois. 

18)  5-31 - Robert Joseph Quick - 33 - Fort Madison Lee County IA - The father died after defending his 5-year-old daughter from a large dog said to be a BOXER attacking her in the face - Officers arrived to find the large dog attacking a man lying on his back in the front yard - The dog refused to release so they shot it - Then they found Quick in the doorway of the home suffering from the dog attack and he ask they to please take care of his daughter who had been attacked in the face - He later died at Fort Madison Hospital ER - Autopsy pending to determine exact cause of death.

19) 6 -16 - Crystal Lynn Pearigen - 36 - Bakersfield Kern County CA - She was found dead with multiple dog attack injuries at 6am on June 16 near Costco parking lot - 3 dogs were identified and taken in - One Mixed Breed and Two Pit Bulls - The woman may have been homeless and authorities are searching for her family.

20) 6-27 - Unidentified 2 year old boy - Newman Stanislaus County CA - The child was fatally mauled in the rear yard of a residence by a family dog said to be a PIT BULL/MASTIFF MIX.



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

2-15 - Brenda Hamilton - 77 - Pantego Beaufort County NC - She was attacked around 6am on Friday morning on Indian Run Road - Canine DNA was found on her - Investigators are collecting DNA from "canines" in the area to find which animal horribly and fatally mauled her .....
https://www.witn.com/content/news/Deputies-unable-to-determine-what-type-of-canine-killed-elderly-teacher-509386211.html?fbclid=IwAR1cBLzVxXT2LX7ZwKU3eA-V1NtzSUSC6FgikC4praBt7s6H7U3VNK1F0DM


JACKSONVILLE FL - A MOTHER AND HER 7-YEAR-OLD SON WERE ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL THAT THEY WERE TRYING TO ADOPT AT ANIMAL CARE AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES



The City of Jacksonville has euthanized a dog after a mother and her young son were attacked at Animal Care and Protective Services last week.
According to an incident report, the family started playing with a dog named ‘Thor’ at the facility, located at 2020 Forest St., around 4 p.m.
Employees say the young boy picked up a toy and Thor suddenly grabbed the boy’s shirt. The boy’s mother tried to intervene and the dog started grabbing the boy’s pants and left hip, the report states.
A facility employee radioed for help and other employees were able to get the dog under control, but not before the mother was also injured. She received puncture wounds to her stomach area from the dog, the report states.
The report states that the boy sustained a deep bite to his right hip-area and a puncture to his left middle finger.
Later on Tuesday, the City of Jacksonville released the following statement:
“We care greatly about the safety of every citizen in Jacksonville and we are saddened to hear about the incident today at Animal Control and Protective Services. We are troubled with these events and will be reviewing all procedures and processes to ensure safety at our facility. Since this is an ongoing investigation, we have no other comment at this time beyond our sincere thoughts for the swift and complete recovery of the mom and her child.”
The city says that the dog was put down on Friday after he was quarantined since the incident.
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A woman and her son are recovering from a dog attack that shattered their dream of having a pet dog.
Celeste McMullen told News4Jax on Monday that it could take months before her 7-year-old son, Terrence, recovers from his injuries and that they are both living with mental and physical scars. 
Terrence has a broken finger with a pin in it and multiple stitches on the inside of his muscles. She said her son is also getting mental therapy for the nightmares he has every night. McMullen has two fractured ribs. They will both have to get rabies shots. 
McMullen said she, her boyfriend and children went to the Animal Care and Protective Services building in the Mixon Town neighborhood earlier this month to find a family pet.
According to reports from the city, McMullen and Terrence were interacting with a dog up for adoption at ACPS and the visit was going well, so the 3-year-old dog with short golden fur, named Thor, was taken off a leash.
"We went into a room with the dog and the dog acted fine at first," McMullen recounted. "We took the dog outside and the dog just started running in circles. I thought he was playing."
McMullen said the dog was initially calm and playful. But when her son picked up a toy, according to city reports, the dog came over to him and grabbed his shirt.
"The dog was then, at this point, playing tug of war with my child and his shirt and his pants," McMullen said. "So I am trying to lift him up to get him out of these clothes and the dog had attached to his right leg."
Her son said he remembers it vividly. 
"I got the ball. I tried to play with the dog and I threw the ball. He jumped on my shirt and he got on my pants," Terrence said. "He bit me."
The mother tried to pull the boy away from the dog and another adult, whom McMullen identified as her boyfriend, hit the dog in the face with a rope toy, according to the reports from the city. That's when the boy was bitten on the finger and hip, and the mother was bitten in the stomach, city reports show.
McMullen said it took five to 10 minutes before the dog stopped. McMullen said a worker who was with them left and called for help, but she said that took too long too. 
"I just wanted my son. I wanted my baby. I was talking to the dog like it was a human, like, 'Give me my baby back. You cannot have him,'" McMullen said.
McMullen said she has hired an attorney and plans to file a lawsuit against the city.
"I feel like, personally, they need to be shut down," she said. "They just kept saying, 'This has never happened before. This has never happened.' I understand accidents happen, but at the same time, y'all should be prepared for this if it does happen."
According to the city, ACPS has not been notified of any pending litigation about the incident. 
McMullen believes the city should cover her medical bills. It's unclear whether the city will do so, but it did say, "an incident report has been filed with the city's Risk Management Division."
The dog was humanely euthanized Friday after being quarantined for 10 days, a city spokesperson said.
When asked Monday about the case, the city spokesperson told News4Jax that "animal interactions are supervised and/or monitored. At the time of this incident, the interaction was supervised" and the investigation is closed. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

CLEARWATER FL - A FAMILY PIT ATTACKED THEIR 5-YEAR-OLD BOY ... CHILD TRANSFERRED TO ALL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

5-year-old boy hospitalized after bitten by family dog in Clearwater

(WFLA) - Clearwater Police are currently investigating an incident where a 5-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after being bitten by the family's dog. 
Clearwater Fire and Rescue and Clearwater Police responded to a dog-bite incident around 11 a.m. Tuesday morning at a house located on South Maywood Avenue. 
The 5-year-old boy was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg after being bitten by the family dog. He was then transferred to All Children's Hospital but is expected to be okay. 
Pinellas County Animal Services also responded to the incident. 
No other information has been released at this time.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

CLEVELAND COUNTY OK - A 7-YEAR-OLD GIRL HAS BEEN RUSHED TO OU CHILDREN'S AFTER BEING MAULED BY 2 PIT BULLS WHILE SHE WAS PLAYING OUTSIDE WITH A FRIEND



UPDATE:  https://www.news9.com/story/40756701/7yearold-dog-attack-victim-released-from-hospital?fbclid=IwAR1dS0coUmDYdcYIHb9XRcNQ6atfELNPNUIR40TXP2nDKsymLQplZrNM7J0



UPDATE:  Haylee is in an induced coma ... https://www.koco.com/article/girl-put-in-medically-induced-coma-after-dogs-bit-her-in-cleveland-county-family-says/28186441?fbclid=IwAR1gjYCbPumZhrv8RE6ILIsbSsfohSKJEtuoq7-hm_H054cNhfvBxMlRG1A

https://www.gofundme.com/f/hayleys-doctor-bill-recovery

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A little girl has been mauled by two dogs in rural Cleveland County.
Cleveland County officials said they found the 7-year-old girl at Dollar General and her injuries were so severe she was rushed to OU Children’s.
“I need an ambulance to meet me at 180th,” said a caller. “A child got bit, mauled, mauled by a Pitbull."
The horrifying call came into 911 Monday afternoon.
“Our deputies were dispatched to the Dollar General on 180th and Highway 9 in reference to a 7-year-old female that had been attacked by multiple dogs,” said Captain Jeff Cox with the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department.
Cox said the child was playing outside with her neighbor Monday afternoon when she was mauled by her neighbor's two dogs.
“We’re not getting a whole lot of information, but they’re stating the 7-year-old's face has been ripped off by PIT BULLS,” said the dispatcher.
“There were playing outside,” Cox said. “This is a natural occurrence for them. The child comes over periodically and visits with their kids and, for unknown reasons, the dog attacked the child.”
“How serious are the injuries?” the dispatcher said.
“Pretty damn serious,” the caller said.
Cleveland County officials said the two dogs are a mixed breed, pitbull type.
“I’m going to have animal welfare come out and put those dogs down,” the caller said.
“There’s an investigation being conducted,” Cox said. “We’ll determine whether or not charges need to be filed and go from there.”
The child’s condition is unknown.
Cleveland County officials said the dogs were taken to a local vet where they will be euthanized or quarantined.

NEW BRAUNFELS TX - 2 BOYS WERE FLOATING DOWN THE COMAL RIVER WITH THEIR GRANDPA LIKE THEY DO JUST ABOUT EVERYDAY WHEN "A DOG" JUMPED INTO THE RIVER AND BEGAN ATTACKING THEM ..."I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT IF THE ATTACK HAD BEEN ON LAND ONE OF THEM WOULD BE DEAD!"

                            SOUNDS LIKE A PIT TO ME!!!
A dog is in quarantine after reportedly attacking two boys at the Comal River in New Braunfels the morning of June 20.
The family said a tip from a social media post was able to lead New Braunfels Animal Control to the owner's residence, and from there, the dog was taken into quarantine.
"The dog was very aggressive. The dog was trying to hurt him," said Daniel Beversdorf.
Beversdorf said his grandsons were floating down the Comal River, like they do every weekday, when a dog jumped into the river at the last public exit and started chasing one of them in the water.
"I think he's just playing, but he grabs [Gavin] by the arm, bites him, Gavin pushes him off and jumps back in the water," Beversdorf said. "The dog keeps chasing him, he dives underwater enough and stays down long enough so the dog can't find him." 
"I was swimming in the middle and it jumped and chased me all the way across and it bit my goggles,"  said 14-year-old Gavin Beversdorf.
"Finally, the owner calls him back after Gavin's been attacked and it just rams into my arm," said 11-year-old Braden Harrison. "It hits my arm once and it lets go and attacks my arm again."
The boys were left with bite puncture wounds and scratches and were taken to a nearby hospital, where they received rabies vaccinations. 
"You can see the two canine teeth, and then you can see all the other bite marks," Braden said. "We got a bunch of shots, I got an X-ray on my arm to make sure there's no teeth in my arm."
The boys said at first, they thought the dog was approaching them because it wanted to play.
"That happens all the time," Gavin said.
Their grandpa quickly realized that wasn't the case.
"He wasn't trying to play, he was out there, in my opinion, the way it looked, to get him to kill him," Beversdorf said.
The family is thankful the injuries weren't any worse.
"We got really lucky, because everytime he attacked him, they were in the water and they would fall down and he couldn't get a good grip on them.  If it had been on land, I have not doubt that at least one of them would be dead,"  Beversdorf said.
He offered advice for those thinking of bringing their dogs out to a public place like the river.
"I encourage dog owners to make sure they're there with their dogs and they're not aggressive and they're not going to hurt people and they've got them under control," Beversdorf said. "There's a lot of dog owners out there and I'm not disparaging dog owners whatsoever. I love dogs. But dogs like that should have never been out there in the first place."
The boys said while it was a scary situation, they're just upset now that this throws a kink in their summer plans.
"I'm not gonna get to the river for a week and it sucks," Braden said. "It was packed yesterday."
But once they heal, the boys are looking forward to showing off their scars.
"Exactly, it's an awesome Halloween costume," Braden said.
"Battle scars, some battle scars on our arms," Gavin said.
According to the City of New Braunfels, a dog is required to be on a leash no longer than eight feet while at the Comal River. According to Beversdorf, the dog was off the leash.
Spectrum News reached out to New Braunfels police regarding this investigation and were referred to Animal Control, as they are handling this case. Currently, no charges have been filed, and this story will be updated once we get more information on the investigation.
The dog was required to be put in quarantine, at the owner's expense, for 10 days from when the bite happened, per the Texas Administrative Code:
§169.27. Quarantine Method and Testing. (a) When a domestic dog, cat, or domestic ferret which has bitten a human has been identified, the owner or custodian will be required to place the animal in quarantine until the end of the 10-day observation period. 
Unlike most states, Texas does not have a statute which specifically covers a dog owner's responsibility for damages caused by their pet biting another person. Texas is commonly referred to as a "one bite state," meaning for an injured person to recover damages, he or she would have to prove the owner knew the dog had bitten someone in the past.
The injured person could also try and prove negligence. According to the Texas Health & Safety Code Sec. 822.005.​, the injured person would need to prove the owner was negligent and failed "to secure the dog and the dog makes an unprovoked attack on another person that occurs at a location other than the owner's real property."