Wednesday, July 31, 2019

DECATUR AL - "EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DOGS" OR "SERVICE DOGS"? - A DOG PEEING ON GROCERIES IN WALMART AND A HUGE BULLY PIT BULL LYING ON FLOOR IN VERY CROWDED DINING ROOM AT CRACKER BARREL ...WHAT NEXT?

UPDATE:  https://www.al.com/news/2019/08/it-will-soon-be-a-crime-in-alabama-to-misrepresent-a-pet-as-service-animal.html?utm_campaign=aldotcom_sf&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR3wa7ODTU_cTQWQRzZBCPX3S8MCVAY0l2WKNG_rBeAf769m6YHCW5ojRCE

So, I go to Walmart to pick up a few things two weeks ago.  It's mid morning and not so crowded, but still a few people picking up bananas, bread, milk cause its Monday.

Suddenly I'm seeing a man walking fast and he's coming around the banana table with a leash in his hand pulling on a ratty, nasty looking dog that I think was a gray or silver Poodle. Its hair was really long and matted so really it might not have been a poodle.

The man was pulling on it because it was lagging behind smelling to everything and raising its leg and peeing on each thing it smelled. At one point the man slowed down and that little boy dog let it fly on bananas that are in boxes beneath the table.

I looked around and several people saw it but turned their head and left.  One woman verbally acknowledged to me that something needed to be done about this.  So I walked to the front of the store and looked for someone to report that a dog was urinating on things in the store.  I finally found a man around the check- out lanes who looked like a co-manager or something and I told him.

He said he would get someone to talk to the dog owner and clean up the pee but if it's a "SERVICE DOG" they can't say a word ...not even ask the owner any questions at all.

I walk back to the fruit and vegetable area and waited for a few minutes and finally an employee comes over and starts wiping the pee up but nobody is going to find the man and his dog.  So I push my cart down about 3 aisles and there they are...that little dog raising his leg on anything and everything and the man dragging it along behind him.

At one point on the cereal aisle the man began talking to a young couple for about 5 minutes and he let go of the little dog's leash and it just wandered around smelling to all the groceries on the lower shelves. Then I watched them round the last aisle at the back of the store and I watched as the "service dog" hiked his leg one more time and peed on a stack of boxes as they went by the refrigerated juices.

I grabbed what I needed and headed for the front of the store and as I was checking out the co-manager? that I had spoken to came up and said, "Everything's O.K., We just need to talk to the man and tell him he needs to get his service dog some more training. It's just not trained good enough."

I realized that they had not said a word to that man and did not plan to! OH WELL!!!

So, last Friday, July 26, around 3pm I decided to go to Cracker Barrel to eat a vegetable plate and bring Pop back a plate to go.  I've been doing this for years and never had a problem and usually at mid afternoon there's not a big crowd.

It's very hot outside - mid 90's - I go in and walk up to desk to ask for a small table for one, and .... OUT FROM THE DINING ROOM COMES A HUGE GRAY BIG HEADED WIDE MOUTH PIT BULL PULLING A TATTOOED SMALL WOMAN BEHIND IT.  It was pulling so hard its body was almost on the floor and I froze because that thing was 2 or 3 feet from my legs and I can't back up because there are people and shelves crowding the area.

It appeared that the tattooed nutter took the pit outside and I'm thinking ....They are gone...They've left and I'll go ahead and be seated.  They only have 1 area open in the dining room.  They've closed both the 2nd and 3rd areas I guess for cleaning after the lunch crowd.  So they seat me at a table against the wall and I'm the 3rd table from the window. All the other tables around the walls are full and all the tables down the middle have been pushed together and lined up for a party or something. I get my tea and order my vegetables and my meal to take home.

Suddenly the small tattooed female nutter and her pit are back inside. She must have taken it outside to take a dump.  She came dragging that huge dog down the aisle beside me and sat down with 3 other people at the window table. I am facing them and they are about 8 to 10 feet away. The pit sprawled out on the floor....and I'm saying out loud ....NO, NO, NO, NOT IN CRACKER BARREL.  PLEASE GOD NO, NOT IN CRACKER BARREL!!!!!

I tell my server that I want to be moved to another room.  She says no server is working those areas at this time but she will see what she can do. I wait and all the waitresses are busy because that room is full.  Everyone has arrived for the party in the center of the room and all the tables along the walls are filled with elderly people. It is so loud and they've lowered the lights and lit those lanterns on the tables so its sort of dark and everyone seems oblivious to the DAMN PIT BULL LYING ON THE FLOOR.

So I gather my tea and utensils and walk to the next room and sit down at a small table on the far side of the room.  About 5 minutes later a young man about 25  came over and said he was a manager and could he help me?  I told him that there is a very large dog lying on the floor in the other room with a small woman who may or may not have control of it.

He said that they were not allowed to ask questions about "SERVICE DOGS".  I said back to him. "That's no service dog as in a dog trained for years to lead the blind or physically handicapped person.  She may be calling that dog an "Emotional Support Dog" but she can obviously walk, talk, and eat by herself and she has the strength to hold on to that large animal pulling on a leash in front of her.  That is no service dog in the true sense of the word - service dog. And if that dog decides to go pit with about 40 + noisy people crowded in this room, you want be able to get it off of the person it chomps down on.  You will have to get someone to shoot it off!!!"

I told him that in the last 5 years I have so enjoyed having a Cracker Barrel close to my home for meals for my elderly husband and me.  Now that he can not go out with me, I go by myself and order him a meal to go.  But now I need to carry a concealed gun in Cracker Barrel with me???  But that would not even work because in one lunge that dog could latch on to my arm or leg and take me down.  I could not get back up on my own and I could never get to a gun to use it.  My life would depend on someone else with a gun that has the training and knowledge that could kill it off me.

I waited and waited for my food and it was cold.  I ate and got my meal to go for my elderly husband and went to pay and all I could say for the rest of the day was .......I'M GOING TO WAKE UP FROM THIS BAD DREAM...SURELY TO  GOD I AM DREAMING.  THEY ARE NOW BRINGING HUGE FIGHTING BREED DOGS INTO CRACKER BARREL WHERE SO MANY ELDERLY PEOPLE ARE COMING TO EAT.  THIS CAN NOT BE HAPPENING!!!


SARASOTA FL - A PIT BULL OWNED BY A HOMELESS MAN ATTACKED A HUSKY MIX BEING WALKED ON A LEASH ... NUTTER CLAIMS HIS PIT IS A "SERVICE DOG" SO ITS GIVEN BACK TO THE "RESPONSIBLE OWNER" ...AND IT ATTACKS AGAIN!!!


UPDATE:  Champion the service dog for the homeless person has attacked again:  https://www.mysuncoast.com/2019/08/12/pit-bull-attack-downtown-sarasota/?fbclid=IwAR2_TYzFxKF1wH2jKoCXHyfb5ltdz89oDNp7jJuCwicLYoVIonDgxjJbjsg

http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/homeless-man-s-dog-attacks-for-second-time-in-30-days

https://www.mysuncoast.com/2019/08/13/sarasota-county-animal-services-declares-dog-vicious-after-two-documented-attacks-other-dogs/


(WFLA) – A Sarasota woman claims a dangerous PIT BULL  is still out on the streets following an attack.


She claims the dog is specially protected under Florida statutes but she’s concerned for the safety of others.
Police say on Sunday morning, Dana Laag was walking her dog ‘Fig’ through downtown Sarasota when it was attacked by a pit bull.
“Fig did nothing aggressive at all and actually didn’t even get a chance to use his mouth because he was pinned to the ground,” said Laag.
Fig suffered serious wounds. Laag, her boyfriend, the pit bull and the pit bull’s owner were all injured as well.
But after the pit bull was impounded, it was released.
“We did confirm that the dog was a service dog and at the time per Florida state statute, the dog was currently rabies vaccinated, so the dog could be exempt from quarantine at that point,” said Crystal Davis, Animal Care Supervisor at SCSO Animal Services.
That pit bull named ‘Champion,’ is owned by Lawrence Grampp, a homeless man. Grampp says champion helps him when he suffers seizures.
He also claims Laag’s dog was the aggressor.
“Just because we’re homeless, we don’t count for nothing,” said Grampp.
Grampp plans to sue for monetary damages.
“I wouldn’t go after her if she didn’t make it like it was completely my fault and try to go after me,” said Grampp.
Grampp and Champion have had run-ins with the law. Just last week he was charged with disorderly conduct after he and champion acted aggressively towards bar patrons.
“This man is unable to take care of the animal that is in his possession and it is an animal that is capable of doing damage,” said Laag.
Dana Laag is worried about this lawsuit, saying she lives paycheck to paycheck.
“We took a line of credit to cover [Fig’s] bills,” she said.
She stresses that she does not want the dog put down. “I do not wish for the dog to be put down in anyway, neither to its owner, I do not wish anything bad on either one of them, I just wish for them to be separated,” said Laag.
The case is still under investigation and authorities are attempting to recover surveillance video.

ARVADA CO - A JUDGE RULED THAT A PIT BULL MUST BE EUTHANIZED AFTER IT ATTACKED A GOLDEN DOODLE AND BIT ITS OWNER IN APRIL AND THEN IN JUNE ATTACKED A HUSKY WHO HAD TO BE PUT DOWN



A  PIT BULL  who attacked one dog and killed another in separate incidents was ordered to be euthanized by 5 p.m. Monday.
An Arvada municipal judge made the ruling  Monday morning after the owners of a white pit bull named Chata pleaded guilty to possession of a dangerous animal.
The pit bull attacked a Golden Doodle named Honey and her owner Dianne Price on April 15.
"I said we don't want that dog out again. This is not the first time, there's people all over this neighborhood that have been chased by that pit bull," said Price, who was bitten on her hand trying to fend off the pit bull when it locked her dog's neck with its jaw.
Her dog needed multiple stitches.
Then on June 26th the same pit bull attacked a Husky named Baron.  It was the third time the Chata had  tried to attack Baron in recent months. Despite emergency surgery, Baron's owners were forced to put him down a few days after the attack.
In a letter to the judge and city prosecutor, Baron's owners Tom and Brittany Griffin wrote: "This Pitbull took our dog from us and anything less than euthanizing the dangerous animal is an insult to what our dog gave his life for, protecting my wife from a dangerous animal."
FOX 31 reached pit bull owner Consuelo Rodriguez  by phone but she declined to comment on the judge's order or why she repeatedly allowed her dog to run loose in the neighborhood.
The Problem Solvers learned Rodriguez asked the judge to let her send the pit bull to New Mexico where it could live with relatives of Rodriguez.
Price said she was relieved the judge didn't allow that option.
"They probably would've taken that dog down to New Mexico like they said they would do and it probably would've been back here in a month," she said.
Consuelo Rodriguez will have to reappear in court Thursday morning where a judge is expected to order her to pay restitution to the victims for their expenses.

GREEN BAY WI - A DOG HAS BEEN QUARANTINED AFTER ATTACKING A MAN WHO WAS LOADING GROCERIES INTO A CAR AT A FOOD PANTRY ...PART OF THE 58-YEAR-OLD MAN'S EAR WAS BITTEN OFF

Authorities have quarantined a dog after it bit part of a man’s ear off Monday morning outside a Green Bay food pantry.

Police responded to Paul’s Pantry on Leo Frigo Way around 11:45 a.m. for a reported dog bite, according to Green Bay Police.  They found the bottom part of a man’s right ear was bitten off by a dog.

The victim didn’t know who owned the dog. The incident happened while the man was loading groceries into a vehicle.

Police have since identified the dog and its owner.

The 58-year-old man was loading groceries into another person's car at the pantry shortly after 11:30 when he was attacked by a MEDIUM-SIZED, BLACK DOG.
The man lost the bottom portion of his right ear, and police expect he'll need surgery to repair it.
Monday night, police said they identified the owner, and the dog was placed in quarantine.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

TAMPA FL - A MAN WAS TAKING HIS SMALL DOGS OUT TO WALK WHEN AN UNLEASHED PIT BULL CAME RUNNING UP AND CHOMPED DOWN ON ONE PET'S HEAD ...LYING NUTTER TOOK HIS PIT AND RAN ...ALL CAUGHT ON DOORBELL SURVEILLANCE



A family's doorbell surveillance system captures a scary moment as a loose dog attacks the homeowner's pets.

The intense encounter forced the homeowner to get a shot, pay more than $200 in medical bills and left him wondering who the stranger is caught on his Ring camera.

David Ulibarri was stepping outside his Tampa Heights home to take his small dogs out for a walk when a  PIT BULL  comes running into his yard and heads straight for his dog named Gizmo. Ulibarri tries to separate the dogs and after a couple of seconds the pitbull's owner comes running to the porch. He drags his dog away.

Ulibarri's mother asks the stranger, "Do you not have your dog on a leash?" and he responds "No, he was on a leash but I let him go because it was choking him."

Gizmo was left with a gash under his eye and bite marks. The dog is on antibiotics.  "The vet said that if he'd [Gizmo] been a little bit closer he would have lost his eye," said Ulibarri.

Ulibarri was bitten and had cuts and nicks. He asked the stranger whether the dog had its rabies shot but the man responded that he didn't know. Ulibarri was forced to get a tetanus shot. Altogether, the encounter cost Ulibarri more than $200 of out pocket in medical bills.

Ulibarri requested information from the man who gave him an address and a phone number but not his name. Ulibarri reported the situation to Animal Control who, Ulibarri says, told him all the information was fake. Ulibarri is especially concerned this could happen again to another family.  "He could let him go again and there could be a kid there that he would attack," said Ulibarri.

Hillsborough County Animal Control Services created a flier asking for help in identifying the man. The flier says, "At this time it is not our intention to punish the dog or owner but we must implement quarantine protocols to ensure the well-being of the bite victims."

"You know if you are going to have a dog you need to take care of it and not let it loose like that," said Ulibarri. He says investigators told him the Health Department may require him to get rabies shots if they cannot find the dog.

Ulibarri is asking people to take a close look at the video and see if they recognize the pitbull's owner. Also, he reminds pet owners to always leash up their animals.



PARKESBURG, CHESTER COUNTY PA - AN ENGLISH MASTIFF TURNED ON ITS FAMILY ATTACKING ANOTHER DOG, AN 82-YEAR-OLD WOMAN, AND A 26-YEAR-OLD MAN



(CBS) — Police in Chester County say a dog turned on its family and attacked an elderly woman and another man on Wednesday afternoon. It happened on the 300 block of Strasburg Avenue in Parkesburg.

According to Parkesburg Police, the  ENGLISH MASTIFF unexpectedly attacked an 82-year-old woman, a 26-year-old man and another family dog. The man and woman sustained serious injuries that included bites, cuts and a compound fractured arm.
Police had to put the dog down as officers were not able to contain the English Mastiff on the property.
The Brandywine Valley SPCA removed the dog for testing.
The man and woman were taken to area hospitals, while the other family dog was taken from the scene by the SPCA for emergency treatment.

DOTHAN AL - TWO PIT BULLS THAT HAD BEEN FOUND ROAMING AND BROUGHT TO THE ANIMAL SHELTER WEDNESDAY BROKE OUT THAT NIGHT AND KILLED 29 SHELTER CATS !!!

UPDATE:  https://www.wtvy.com/content/news/Owner-of-dogs-that-mauled-over-30-cats-arrested-513436311.html?fbclid=IwAR0vFZuGiSCvXadTt-PfjUwyghZeSID1SjDqDJJcgZ62eu1ndNsm0q1v9Ug

https://www.wtvy.com/content/news/Dogs-bite-two-women-before-killing-cats-owner-claims-retaliation-513525141.html

Sheila Andreasen is feeling sad.
ing loose through the streets in Dothan AL Creekwood subdivision, they came into my carport and broke into his 'safe cage' where Ringgo loves to sit on the porch ...and killed him despite all I could do to get him away from them. They went on to kill our sweet bobtail we call "Fanny" who was asleep under a bush in the front yard. I cannot even process this.....I am broken and devastated.......and lucky no worse injuries to me in this attack.



 
Dothan, AL (WTVY)-- Workers at the Dothan Animal Shelter were startled when they reported to work Thursday. They found 29 dead cats, attacked by  PIT BULLS  also housed at the shelter.

“Those dogs forced their way out of a pen. Then, they pushed hard enough on galvanized bars to knock (the bars) out of their clamps,” said Shelter Director Bill Banks.
That allowed them to push back enough on the chain-link type fencing to get inside and maul the cats.
“These dogs were able to eat their way out, for lack of a better term, and attack these cats. That is horrible,” City Commissioner Beth Kenward reacted.
She blames the incident on an outdated shelter and believes the city should have done something about the facility long ago.
Mayor Mark Saliba agrees. “It's sad, and there is no doubt that (a new shelter) is overdue,” he said.
The mayor, Kenward, and other commissioners recently made a new animal shelter a capital improvement priority. Right now, it's an idea that needs boosting or, more to the point, funding.
The hope is to form a public-private partnership to pay for the multi-million dollar facility. Not only must financing be secured, land is also needed. Three to five acres would be ideal.
Kenward believes now is the time to get involved. “We need business owners, private entities, humane societies, animal rights groups, and others to partner with us on this.”
She and Saliba hope a board will be created to oversee the shelter, now operated by the Dothan Police Department. The mayor wants Houston County and others to share in the cost. The Foundation is also a major component in plans.
“This commitment is there and I think we all realize the time is now. Whatever we do, it is going to be a nice shelter,” Saliba said.
While he and Kenward are saddened about the mauling of those 29 cats, they hope that tragedy will inspire interest in a new animal shelter.
Banks said  the pit bulls had been brought to the shelter Wednesday after they were found roaming. 
A decision has not been made about what to do with those dogs, but Banks said he can't see them being put in a position where they can harm again.
He said staff and volunteers at the shelter, some possibly traumatized, will be offered counseling.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

WHITSETT, GUILFORD COUNTY NC - A CHILD WAS BITTEN IN THE FACE BY A PIT BULL MIX AT A HOME ...NUTTER WANTS HIS MEAT GRINDER BACK!!!



 A child was bitten by a dog in Whitsett Monday night.  Lisa Lee with Guilford Animal Control said the child was bitten in the face by a PIT BULL MIX  at a home on Village Road.
The dog was taken to the animal shelter and is on a 10-day quarantine there. The owner, who lives at the home where the child was bitten, requested to get the dog back after the quarantine.
The child is expected to be OK. Their age wasn't available. It's not yet known if charges will be filed. 
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(WFMY) — A child was bitten by a dog in a Whitsett neighborhood Monday night.
Lisa Lee with Guilford Animal Control said the child was bitten in the face by a PIT BULL MIX  at a home on Village Road.
The dog was taken to the animal shelter and is on a 10-day quarantine there.
The owner, who lives at the home where the child was bitten, requested to get the dog back after the quarantine.
The child is expected to recover after the attack. The age of the child wasn’t available. It’s not yet known if charges will be filed.

YOUNGSTOWN, MAHONING COUNTY OH - A 1-YEAR-OLD WAS MAULED BY A DOG ...THE BABY LOST SKIN ON ONE SIDE OF ITS FACE DOWN TO THE CHIN!

A 1-year-old was treated at a hospital after being bit in the face by a dog Tuesday afternoon.
Police were called about 3 p.m. to a home on Gypsy Lane on the North Side, where reports said a man was in another room getting food when he heard the baby crying and when he checked, another person was beating the dog trying to get the dog away from the baby.
The dog finally let go and the child was rushed to a hospital. Reports said the child lost skin on one side of the face down to the chin.
The Mahoning County Dog Warden took possession of the dog. Reports did not specify the breed of dog or the child's gender.


BROOKLYN NY - A PIT BULL BEING WALKED ON A LEASH REACHED THROUGH A FENCED BARRIER AT AN OUTDOOR CAFE AND CHOMPED DOWN ON THE STOMACH OF AN AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD MIX AND DRAGGED IT THROUGH AND WOULDN'T LET GO!!! PEOPLE FOUGHT THE PIT TO GET "CRICKET" FREE ...THEN THE NUTTER TOOK HER PIT AND RAN OFF!!!

Family Struggles With $10K Vet Bill After Clinton Hill Dog Attack

CLINTON HILL, BROOKLYN - A Brooklyn family was sitting at an outdoor cafe when a dog bit their Australian Shepherd and wouldn't let go. Now they're asking for help.


For Jessica Winn, it only took a split second to turn a summer afternoon at an outdoor cafe into a nightmare her family will likely be struggling to deal with weeks down the line.

The former Clinton Hill resident and her 4-year-old daughter were sitting at Putnam's Pub and Cooker on Myrtle Avenue last Wednesday with their dog, Cricket, when suddenly, a dog passing by bit the Australian Shepherd mix and wouldn't let go. 

The attack left Cricket with a gaping, infected wound and the family with $10,000 worth of vet bills."One minute I was sipping an iced americano, talking to a friend...The next, my dog was yelping and getting pulled out of the seating area onto the sidewalk, people were running over to try to separate the dogs, and my 4-year-old was crying and screaming 'Don't hurt Cricket!'"  Winn recalled in a fundraiser page she set up.


The other dog, which Winn described as a grey PIT BULL  about Cricket's size, had clamped down on Cricket's side through the cafe's fence and dragged the three-year-old dog through an opening in the barrier.  The Pitbull's owner and Winn's friend did all that they could to pull back on both dogs' leashes to separate the two, she said. But, it ultimately took a bystander punching the Pitbull's nose — and getting a dog bite of his own — before the dog's jaw unlocked.


That bystander, a man named Levar,  was one of several that rushed in to help, Winn said. A teenage girl named Armani distracted her daughter, and another group ran Cricket to the animal hospital down the street once she was free and the Putnam staff offered to call for help, she said.  Winn is now hoping that same community spirit can help her with the emotional and financial aftermath of the attack.

She has set up a GoFundMe to help raise the $10,000 needed to cover Cricket's vet bills. "This fundraising campaign is in one way a request for financial support, because one minute life was stable and the next we were hemorrhaging money by the thousands at the same rate Cricket's skin was deteriorating," she said. "In another way, it's an attempt to restore what was lost and to make us whole again. It's a hope to connect with the community and not feel so alone while Cricket recovers."

Winn is also extending that sense of community to the owner of the Pit bull, who left shortly after the attack.  She said she understands how the owner might have been equally traumatized by the attack and worried what it would mean, either for her dog or for her finances. "I'm sure if she could have taken financial responsibility she probably would have stayed," Winn said. "I think she had good reasons to go."


As for Cricket, her wound was sewn up that night after hours of X-Rays and surgery at the animal hospital. But, the bite mark reopened and became infected in the days since. It now requires Winn to bring Cricket back to the hospital every day to have it cleaned and rewrapped.It has been hard, Winn said, for her and her daughter, Juniper, to watch Cricket deal with the debilitating injury, not to mention the sedatives, antibiotics and protective cone she has been prescribed."  (Juniper's) been dressing Cricket up and bringing her animals to make her feel better," Winn said. "But it's too much for her to really process right now."

The money will help cover the $4,000 in medical bills the family has already racked up for the surgeries, stitches and dealing with the infections. It will also cover the future expenses to re-stitch the wound and hopefully let it heal without reopening.

Winn also hopes that she can collaborate with the facility where she adopted Cricket to help spread the word and bring in donations for the adoption center at the same time.  When Cricket is all healed, Winn said, she even might throw a party in Fort Greene Park for those that helped out to celebrate.  "She's super friendly and super loving," Winn said. "She loves to run at the beach and does all these jumps and flips — I hope she does those again."

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

MIAMI BEACH FL - NORTH BEACH RESIDENTS IN DISBELIEF AFTER WOLFDOG ATTACKS TWO MORE DOGS

Lavieri said his wolfdogs are no more dangerous than other dogs.
Lavieri said his wolfdogs are no more dangerous than other dogs.


Douglas Kincaid was walking his border collie, Sasha, through his Normandy Isles neighborhood Sunday night when something that looked like a wolf came sprinting across the street. In a flash, the animal locked its jaws around Sasha. Kincaid could only scream and tug at Sasha's leash while fighting the huge white animal for his dog's life.

"I had this sense of unreality," Kincaid says, "like I was out in the wilderness or something and a wild animal was attacking."
A passing driver, Mark Ferguson, saw the commotion and jumped out of his car to help break up what he thought was a dog fight. Only when he got close did he see that one of the animals was no ordinary dog.
"I'm like, a wolf? What the fuck — this is Miami Beach," Ferguson says.
It wasn't a wolf — not exactly. It was a  WOLFDOG: PART WOLF, PART DOG, and owned by a local man who considers himself an ambassador for the animal. It had attacked a dog once before, and would again that night, shortly before Ferguson and Kincaid finally freed Sasha and police arrived to investigate. Then the wolfdog would wander the neighborhood for hours, and Animal Services would refuse to respond until the animal had been captured.
The bizarre incident has reignited a debate over whether Miami Beach should continue allowing residents to own wolfdogs. Under Florida law, any hybrid that's up to 75 percent wolf is considered a dog and thus legal to own. Miami-Dade County follows the state law despite enforcing a ban on pit bulls. Normandy Isles residents have organized a meeting tonight to discuss the "wolf issue" with police. As happened after the previous attack, they're pushing for a ban. 
Animal Services, meanwhile, has opened an investigation into whether the wolfdog should be classified as a dangerous dog. But Luca Lavieri, who with his girlfriend owns the animal, Eva, says he has already relocated her, along with the couple's other wolfdog, Lupin.
"They're not going to stay in the area anymore," Lavieri says. "It's not for the safety of the human beings, because we know that nobody has ever been attacked. The problem is she's been a little bit aggressive toward other dogs."
The first time Eva was "a little bit aggressive" was in March 2018, while Donna Stoner was walking her beagle, Brady, and Lavieri was walking Eva. The wolfdog broke free from her leash, snatched Brady, and tossed him from side to side. A neighbor ran from his house and hit Eva with a broom until she let go of the beagle. Brady needed more than 60 stitches to repair his wounds.
Neighbors were rattled by the attack. The Stoner family wanted the wolfdogs out of the neighborhood but dropped the matter after Lavieri paid the bills for Brady's care. Lavieri, who maintains an Instagram account for his wolfdogs, insisted at the time that his pets were no more dangerous than other dogs and that his neighbors were being discriminatory. 
Things settled down — until Sunday night. Lavieri and his girlfriend were out of town. Eva somehow escaped her enclosure in the couple's backyard, a man who was watching the wolfdogs told police. The wolfdog charged at Kincaid and Sasha around 10:30 on the 1500 block of 71st Street. Ferguson arrived minutes later.
"I felt like it was like my call of duty to try to help," he says.
Sasha in happier times.
A distraught Kincaid had left for the vet and Ferguson was speaking to police when a woman began screaming nearby. Officers hurried to the 1700 block of Biarritz Drive, where they found Amy Seagle and her pug, Gus, who was bleeding after becoming the wolfdog's second victim. The two had been out for a walk when Eva suddenly grabbed Gus.
Gus needed stitches after the attack.
Seagle had thrown rocks, her phone, and her shoes at the wolfdog, all to no avail. Finally, she threw a chair, and that's when Eva dashed away.
"There was blood on my hands, on my car," she says. "I was terrified. Of course, my first thought was he wouldn't make it."
Kincaid and Seagle ended up at the same 24-hour veterinarian's office, Knowles Animal Clinic, where they exchanged stories. Sasha needed surgery to repair her punctured intestines, and Gus got stitches. Both are still at the vet and expected to recover.
Eva, meanwhile, returned to her cage on her own around 5 a.m. Monday. Lavieri says he was up all night worrying and was relieved that both of the attacked dogs survived. He says he's moving his wolfdogs to a sanctuary "for the peace of mind of all the people around."
That's welcome news to Kincaid and Seagle. 
"I don't think that an animal with any percent of wild in it should be in a populated area with other dogs," Seagle says, "especially if it keeps getting out."