Saturday, August 17, 2019

BROOKVILLE, JEFFERSON COUNTY PA - A WOMAN IS CHARGED FOR HARBORING A DANGEROUS DOG AFTER IT BIT A 10-YEAR-OLD BOY'S LEG


A Brookville woman is charged for harboring a dangerous dog after it bit a young boy.
The 25-year-old woman’s  PIT BULL reportedly bit a 10-year-old boy’s leg on July 6. The woman has not been named by police in their report.
The boy was taken by ambulance to Penn Highlands Brookville and was treated.
The dog was placed under quarantine for 10 days.
Although the law does not say that the dog should be euthanized, there are strict rules that the owner will have to follow for the remainder of the dog’s life. These include keeping the dog indoors or in a secure fence, paying a $500 fee per calendar year, and post a sign at their home warning others of the dog.


Just some of the requirements and definitions:
Dangerous Dogs
A dangerous dog is one that has:
(1) Inflicted severe injury on a human being without provocation on public or private property.
(2) Killed or inflicted severe injury on a domestic animal, dog or cat without provocation while off the owner’s property.
(3) Attacked a human being without provocation.
(4) Been used in the commission of a crime.
And the dog has either or both of the following:
(1) A history of attacking human beings and/or domestic animals, dogs or cats without provocation.
(2) A propensity to attack human beings and/or domestic animals, dogs or cats without provocation.
*A propensity to attack may be proven by a single incident.
Severe injury is defined as, [3 P.S. § 459-102] “Any physical injury that results in broken bones or disfiguring lacerations requiring multiple sutures or cosmetic surgery.”
Dangerous Dog Provisions:
The Act does not apply to police dogs, guide dogs for the blind, hearing dogs for the deaf, aide dogs for the handicapped, or farm dogs (under certain circumstances).
The Act does not apply where a person attacked, provoked the animal, or was committing willful trespass or another unlawful act for which civil suit can be brought.
If a dog attacks a person, the person (or anyone acting on his/her behalf), the state dog warden, or a police officer may file a complaint with a magisterial district justice charging the owner or keeper with harboring a dangerous dog.
Responsibilities of dog owner:
(1) Register the animal with the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement and reregister the dog annually by January 1st of each year regardless of when the dog was initially registered.
(2) Registration fee is $500 per calendar year for the life of the dog.
(3) Confine the dog in a proper enclosure.
Proper enclosure of a dangerous dog is defined as, [3 P.S. § 459-102] “the secure confinement of a dangerous dog either indoors or in a securely enclosed and locked pen or structure, suitable to prevent the entry of young children and domestic animals and designed to prevent the dangerous dog from escaping. The pen or structure shall have secure top and shall also provide protection from the elements for the dog. If the pen or structure has no bottom secured to the sides, the sides must be embedded at least two feet into the ground.”
(4) It is unlawful for an owner or keeper of a dangerous dog to permit the dog to be outside the proper enclosure unless the dog is muzzled and restrained by a substantial chain or leash and under the physical restraint of a responsible person.
(5) The muzzle shall be made in a manner that will not cause injury to the dog or interfere with its vision or respiration, but shall prevent it from biting any person or animal or from destroying property with its teeth.
(6) Post the premises with a clearly visible warning sign that there is a dangerous dog on the property. In addition, the owner shall conspicuously display a sign with a warning symbol that informs children of the presence of a dangerous dog.
(7) Spay or neuter the dog.
(8) Microchip the dog.
(9) Be compliant with court ordered restitution.
(10) Obtain:
a. A surety bond in the amount of $50,000 issued by an insurer authorized to do business within this Commonwealth, payable to any person injured by the dangerous dogs.
b. A policy of liability insurance, such as home owner’s insurance, issued by an insurer authorized to do business within this Commonwealth in the amount of at least $50,000, insuring the owner for any personal injuries inflicted by the dangerous dog. The policy shall contain a provision requiring the secretary to be named as additional insured for the sole purpose of being notified by the insurance company of cancellation, termination or expiration of the liability insurance policy.
c. The owner shall maintain and not voluntarily cancel the liability insurance required by this section during the period for which licensing is sought unless the owner ceases to own the dangerous dog prior to expiration of the license.
(11) The owner or keeper shall notify the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, the State Dog Warden and the local police department within 24 hours if a dangerous dog is on the loose, is unconfined, has attacked another animal, has attacked a human being, has died or has been sold or donated.
(12) If the dangerous dog has been sold or donated, the owner shall also provide the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement and the State Dog Warden with the name, address and telephone number of the new owner or new address of the dangerous dog.
(13) The new owner or keeper of the dangerous dog shall be required to comply with all of the provisions of this act and regulations pertaining to a dangerous dog.



BRUNSWICK GA - STARLING SUTTON, PRESIDENT OF THE GOLDEN ISLES ROTARY CLUB, WENT TO PICK UP A HIGH SCHOOL MENTEE TO GO TO THE CLUB'S BREAKFAST WHEN HE WAS ATTACKED BY "TWO RAGING PIT BULLS"

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Starling Sutton had been to Jeremiah Dawson’s house many times, and despite noticing a “Beware of Dog” sign, he had never seen a dog there before.
That’s why the former president of the Golden Isles Rotary Club said he was caught off guard when he went to pick up his high school mentee earlier this year to take him to the club’s weekly breakfast and was suddenly attacked by  TWO RAGING PIT BULLS.
Sutton said he feared for his life. “You could hear me screaming from a mile away,” Sutton said.
The people around the neighborhood looked on as the dogs were attacking Sutton’s throat and face, but were hesitant to get involved. That’s when Dawson emerged from his house, purportedly still putting on his tie, and pulled one of the alpha dogs off him. The other dog then retreated.
Sutton recalled the incident during Wednesday morning’s meeting of the Rotary Club, where he presented Dawson with the 2018-2019 Community Humanitarian Award. He had planned to present Dawson with the award on the morning of the dog attack, but wound up with 16 STITCHES IN HIS FACE, 22 PUNCTURE WOUNDS IN HIS HAND AND 40 STITCHES IN HIS ANKLE.
After having spent more than two months recovering from the dog attack, he finally got the chance to honor his rescuer, whom he proudly called “a young hero.”
The two met three years ago when Dawson was a participant in the Coastal Outreach Soccer organization, which is supported by the Rotary Club. Along with his heroic feat, Sutton lauded Dawson for his outstanding work ethic doing lawn work to earn money for school expenses.
Dawson begins his junior year at Brunswick High School today. As a sophomore, he tried out for the wrestling team and landed a spot on the varsity squad. He won more than 40 matches during his first season, and even qualified for the state championship, where he won his first match but dropped out because of a shoulder injury sustained in the second-round match.
With that level of skill, it’s no surprise that Dawson was able to wrestle the charging pit bull off of Sutton.
When Sutton told the story to a friend of his who had been a general in the Marine Corps, he responded, “That young man is not varsity, he’s above varsity.”Dawson still maintains lawns and does handyman work during the summer to pay for his wrestling tournament travel. A man of few words, he humbly accepted the Rotary Club’s award.

Friday, August 16, 2019

TAMPA FL - 5 DOGS - 3 PIT BULLS AND 2 MIXED BREEDS - BELONGING TO A HOMELESS MAN MAULED A BELOVED POODLE "KURO" AS HE WAS BEING TAKEN FOR A WALK ON A LEASH




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A 4-year-old poodle is recovering after  FIVE DOGS  bit and attacked him during an evening walk in Seminole Heights.


"He has holes and deep ones throughout his body, especially his head, neck, feet and tail," said Brian Choate.

Brian Choate said he was walking his friend's poodle, Kuro, last week when the attack happened.

"I saw one dog come firing at me and that dog happened to be a PIT BULL TERRIER" said Choate.

According to a Hillsborough County Animal Control incident report, officers spoke to a man who is homeless and he was with his family on the corner of the street with five dogs. The dogs broke free and started attacking the poodle.

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"I noticed some neighbors coming out, hollering worked and they were reluctant initially as anyone would be," said Choate.  Choate said he was fortunate neighbors came out of their homes and one had pepper spray.

"Finally, a man came out with some pepper spray. He started just unloading that bottle onto the faces of the dogs," said Choate.

According to an incident report, the Tampa Police Department officers arrived after receiving a call about an animal bite. The report states one of the dogs approached the officer in an aggressive manner. Animal Control also arrived.

Choate was also bit by the dogs while he was trying to break up the fight.
"I found my way home, couple blocks away. I carried Kuro home and was trying to call 911. I could barely see my phone," said Choate.

Officers took the dogs to Hillsborough County Pet Resources after the owner surrendered his animals following the attack. The dogs are in quarantine.
It is unclear what will happen to the animals that started the attack.

"I've had Pit Bull Terriers. I  am a big fan of pit bull terriers but I'm not a fan of  THESE THREE,"  said Choate. 

The owner of the dogs received a citation since the dogs were not under direct control, according to the incident report.

Kuro's owner said she has more than $5,000 in veterinary bills. Kuro had surgery after suffering from numerous bite marks. He is on medication.

"I would implore people, do not just leave your house with man's best friend, a leash and a plastic bag. That's not enough. I learned the hard way," said Choate.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help cover Kuro's veterinary bills. Those interested in helping can click here .




PLYMOUTH, MARSHALL COUNTY IN - THE FATHER OF A BOY ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL WHILE AT A CAMPGROUND 2 YEARS AGO HAS FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST YOGI BEAR'S JELLYSTONE PARK AND THE OWNER OF THE PIT BULL

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The father of a boy mauled by a pit bull mix two years ago at a Marshall County campground has filed a lawsuit against the dog’s owner, the property owner where the dog was kept and the resort itself.
Shaun Crittendon, of Knox, the father of Dawson Crittendon, filed the lawsuit on his son’s behalf on July 9 against Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, Gidget Curtis, of Highland, and Kenneth Biesboer, of Chesteron.
According to the lawsuit filed in Marshall Circuit Court, Curtis owned the lot at Jellystone where the  PIT BULL  was kept and Biesboer owned the dog.
Ten-year-old Dawson was at Jellystone when the dog attacked him at about 9:45 p.m. Thursday, July 13, according to media reports and a MCSD press release.
A news release and previous media reports put Dawson’s age at 10, but the lawsuit says he was 12 at the time. It couldn’t be determined which age is accurate.
Former Marshall County sheriff’s Det. Lt. Duane Culp previously said the dog’s owner was also bitten during the incident while trying to separate the dog from Dawson. The dog’s owner, apparently Biesboer, according to the lawsuit, declined medical treatment from Plymouth first responders, however.
Shawn Crittendon previously told WBND-TV that his son was saying hello to a neighbor when the attack occurred.
Doctors told Dawson’s parents he was bitten 22 times, with one bite about a centimeter away from puncturing an artery, according to WBND. The boy was released from the hospital over that weekend, the boy’s family previously said via social media.
About a week after the incident, Marshall County Prosecutor Nelson Chipman said no charges would be filed against Biesboer.
“After careful review of numerous facts surrounding the entire incident, I have concluded that criminal charges in this matter are not justified,” Chipman previously said in an email. “Consequently, no criminal charges will be filed.”
Officials with the Marshall County Humane Society said a few days after the attack that the dog would be put down after a 10-day quarantine period. Biesboer relinquished ownership, humane society officials previously said.
According to Crittendon’s lawsuit, Biesboer had been living with Curtis at her lot. Biesboer obtained the pit bull about five to six months before the attack.
The lawsuit also claims the pit bull “had exhibited vicious tendencies, including barking and charging at individuals. In addition, the pit bull on at least one occasion had bitten or attempted to bite a child of another resident at the (park).”
Both the Curtis and the Crittendon lots are on the same cul-de-sac in the campground. Dawson was in the cul-de-sac when the pit bull left the Curtis lot and mauled him.
“The attack was vicious and unprovoked,” according to the lawsuit.
Crittendon claims in the lawsuit that the campground “knew, or should have known,” about the “vicious propensities” of Biesboer’s pit bull. Park rules require that dogs be kept on a leash, according to the suit.
As well, Crittendon says Biesboer was negligent in “his handling and management” of the dog and for allowing it to attack Dawson, the lawsuit states.
Curtis was negligent for “harboring the pit bull on her property” and in managing the dog, according to the suit.
Crittendon seeks unspecified damages for medical expenses, future losses, court costs and attorney fees.
A published telephone listing for Shawn Crittendon, or his wife, Inez Crittendon, could not be found. They could not be reached for comment.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Curtis or Biesboer have hired attorneys. A published telephone listing for them could not be found.
Jellystone’s attorney, Indianapolis-based Jonathan L. Bucher with the firm Schutz & Pogue LLP, declined comment.
“Unfortunately, it is our policy to not comment on pending litigation,” Bucher said Friday via email.

DECATUR AL - IT WILL SOON BE A CRIME IN ALABAMA TO MISREPRESENT A PET AS A SERVICE ANIMAL


Fido may provide comfort but Alabama is cracking down on people who misrepresent pets as service animals.

"A service animal may not be a pet", the Alabama law states.  The crime-deterrent effect of the presence of an animal and the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort or companionship may not constitute work or tasks..."

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People who falsely claim their pet is a service animal could soon face criminal charges in Alabama.

Starting Sept. 1, there will be a criminal penalty for those who misrepresent a pet as a service animal or animal-in-training in public spaces or when seeking housing accommodations in Alabama.

Making false claims will be a Class C misdemeanor resulting in a $100 fine and 100 hours of community service to be performed with an organization that serves people with disabilities or one approved by the court.

You can read the full act here.

The Alabama act stipulates that service animals are limited to two types: a dog or a miniature horse. 

The animal must be individually trained to do work or perform tasks that benefit a person with a disability, such as a guide dog for someone with visual impairments or an animal trained to provide help to someone with post traumatic stress disorder.

The ADA does not restrict service animals to a particular dog breed and service animals are generally allowed in all public areas and private businesses.

Animals that provide comfort or emotional support just by being with someone are not classified as service animals under the ADA.

“A service animal may not be a pet,” the Alabama law states. “The crime-deterrent effect of the presence of an animal and the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort or companionship may not constitute work or tasks…”

The law also allows for signs to be posted in public places with the message: “Service animals are welcome. It is illegal for a person to misrepresent an animal in that person’s possession as a service animal.”

The bill makes Alabama one of 25 states that have laws related to fraudulent representation of service animals.

Penalties range from up to six months in jail and fines of up to $1,000 in California to fines of $100 in New Jersey.

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


FROM COMMENTS:  

The Department of Justice also offers this guidance for businesses: “When it is not obvious what service an animal provides, only limited inquiries are allowed. Staff may ask two questions:

(1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability, and 

(2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform. 



WILDWOOD NJ - A BOY WAS SEVERELY INJURED ON THE BEACH BY A PIT BULL AND WAS AIRLIFTED TO CHILDREN'S PHILADELPHIA ...THE NUTTER TOOK HIS PIT AND FLED THE SCENE!

Wildwood police are looking for the man pictured above after a boy was badly injured by a pit bull on the beach Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.

WILDWOOD (CBS) — A man whose dog severely injured an 11-year-old boy during an attack on the Wildwood beach turned himself into authorities on Friday night. Police say 28-year-old John Kalin was charged with violation of law intended to protect public health and safety.
Police say Kalin and his dog were walking along the beach near Rio Grande Avenue around 6:30 a.m. on Friday when they approached the boy and his family.
The boy asked Kalin if he could pet his dog and then the dog leapt forward and bit the boy in the face, according to police.
Kalin fled the scene with the dog after the victim’s family contacted police, authorities say.
The boy suffered injuries to his face and was taken to a local hospital, where he was then airlifted to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He’s expected to require extensive surgeries due to his injuries.

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/08/16/owner-dog-bit-11-year-old-boy-wildwood-turns-himself-in/?fbclid=IwAR0zMBE9gPpvgnNSdqAYiDVRuqRIZJGv5Fk6D8jpiwUsecRiT8JllW-gTOs

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A boy was severely injured after being bitten by a “pit bull type" dog on a beach in Wildwood early Friday, prompting police to ask for the public’s help as they try to find the animal’s owner.

The boy, whose age wasn’t disclosed, had to be airlifted to a hospital and is expected to undergo extensive surgeries, Wildwood police said in a statement.

The man seen walking the black and white “pit-bull type breed” in surveillance footage is about 6-feet tall and in his late 20s or early 30s. He has a thin build and a thin beard. The man was accompanied by a blonde-haired woman wearing a dark sweatshirt. She is thought to be in her 20s, according to police.

Detectives are combing through surveillance video from several spots in an attempt to figure out where the man and woman went.

Police, who didn’t say what time or exactly where the attack took place, couldn’t immediately be reached by NJ Advance Media for additional information.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to call Wildwood police at 609-522-0222 or send an email to jelwell@wildwoodpd.com. Tipsters can also send text “TIP WPD3” followed by your message to 888777.

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/08/pit-bull-mauls-boy-on-jersey-shore-beach-cops-asking-for-help-to-find-dogs-owner.html?fbclid=IwAR25y3JPz4X4ADKH492g1uF2rrdB8Jn__LtcsDvCdbORJ8WuSxOd_Os



PARMA HEIGHTS OH - A PIT BULL BEING WALKED BY "A BOY" WENT PIT ON AN AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD BEING WALKED BY AN 85-YEAR-OLD WOMAN



An 85-year-old woman and a young child were hospitalized after being injured during a chaotic dog fight involving a PIT BULL.
Police were summoned to the Valley York Apartments in Parma Heights around 1 p.m. Friday after frantic witnesses called 911.
"It’s an emergency. There's a dog fight. A lady has been attacked by a dog and the dogs — they still can't separate the two dogs. It's a vicious fight," said one caller.
"There's a whole bunch of people outside trying to get them apart but the old lady is on the ground," said another.
Police say an eight-year-old boy was out walking his pit bull when the dog went after an Australian Shepherd.  The pit bull turned on the boy, who was bitten on his hands, before going after the other dog.
"He was bit in the neck. I thought his neck snapped. The other dog (the pit bull) was just dragging it around ...really got tore up, he (the shepherd) didn't really even fight back,” said Carlos Carrion.
Police say the shepherd belongs to an elderly woman who was also attacked.  She was reportedly bleeding profusely from one of her hands.
"It wasn't good. I mean, I saw a little bit, it wasn't really good. I saw blood," said Antonio Gjoka.
The woman and the boy were taken to a local hospital for treatment of their wounds.
The shepherd, named Afton, was rushed to an emergency veterinary clinic with very serious injuries.
Parma Heights' animal control officer  declared the pit bull, named Thor, a vicious dog and placed it in quarantine.
Those who witnessed the attack say they had seen the pit bull out for walks many times before and never imagined it would have become so vicious.
"Whenever I get dropped off here to see my grandparents, all I know is that he always lets me pet him. He's not mean to nobody. Even my mom pets him," said Carelys Carrino.

DETROIT MI - A GRANDMOTHER SAYS SHE USED HER KEYS TO FIGHT OFF 5 YOUNG PIT BULLS THAT HAD JUST CHASED AND BIT A WOMAN AND THEN TURNED ON HER GRANDDAUGHTER

Grandmother saves granddaughter from pit bull puppies attack

A Detroit grandmother said she used her keys to beat FIVE PIT BULL PUPPIES off her 4-year-old granddaughter on the city's east side.
The attack happened Wednesday afternoon on East Outer Drive near Dickerson Avenue, police said.
Joi Powers said she saw a woman getting chased into the street by five pit bull puppies that were chasing and biting her. Powers said her granddaughter got out of the car and ran toward the dogs, and they attacked the 4-year-old girl.
"Before I could get down there to get her and the dogs, they had already tackled her, so once they attacked her, all I had in my hand was the keys, so I started beating them off with my keys," Powers said. "There was five of them on her."
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Her granddaughter, Honesti Costner, is wearing gauze bandages over the bites and scratches on her arm and leg. She also has scratches on her side, back and shoulder, Powers said.
"She's screaming and rolling around and I'm beating them with my keys," Powers said. "One of them was holding onto her leg and would not let go, so when I beat him off with my keys, he grabbed my leg, and then I beat him off again and they all went running down the street."
After the situation calmed down, Powers took pictures of the dogs at their home just down the street, officials said.
Detroit police were called to the scene. They called Detroit Animal Control officials, who wouldn't take the puppies. Animal Control officials told the owner to bring the puppies in within the next 24 hours and drove away, Powers said.
"It is crazy," Powers said.
She said she's not pleased with the response by Animal Control officials.
"Now she's all bit up and the dogs are down there to get out again," Powers said.
Detroit Animal Control officials released a statement saying it's highly unlikely for 3-month-old puppies to transfer rabies, but as a precaution, the owner of the puppies was required to take them to a veterinarian within 24 hours for a complete evaluation.


MAHOPAC FALLS, PUTNAM COUNTY NY - A WOMAN WAS ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL AS SHE WAS GARDENING IN HER FRONT YARD ...NEIGHBORS RAN TO HER AID AND THE PIT TOOK OFF AND HAS NOT BEEN FOUND





A local woman is recovering from physical and emotional trauma after being mauled by a pit bull terrier while gardening in the front yard of her Overland Road home in Mahopac Falls.
Police Chief Michael Cazzari said the attack took place around 7:45 p.m. when Lori Hyslop alleged a “reddish brown  PIT BULL  with a white neck and white fur around the eye came out of nowhere” and attacked the woman chomping down on her leg.
The victim hit the dog with a garbage can in attempt to free herself from the snarling animal’s jaw grip.
Cazzari said a neighbor heard the woman screaming and observed the dog attacking her. “The Good Samaritan grabbed a rake to confront the dog but it took off running towards Lakeshore Drive.”
Carmel Police responded to 9-1-1 calls along with members of the Mahopac Falls Fire Department Rescue Squad and a paramedic from the EM STAR Ambulance Company. Hyslop was taken by ambulance to Putnam Hospital Center.
Police Officers Erin and other neighbors scoured the area Friday evening and over the weekend in search of the vicious dog but according to the chief, the pit bull remains at large.
Cazzari said the Town of Carmel’s Dog Control Officer was also notified of the incident and was asked to be on the lookout for the animal.
Anyone observing a pit bull matching the description of the dog that attacked the woman is asked to contact Carmel Police at 845-628-1300.

DALLAS TX - ON JUNE 1 FRANCISCO MADRIGAL AND HIS WIFE ESMERELDA TOOK THEIR USUAL WALK IN A PARK ...THEY WERE ATTACKED BY 3 LARGE DOGS ...FRANCISCO GOT HIS WIFE UP A TREE AS THE DOGS ATTEMPTED TO EAT HIM ALIVE ...THEY ARE SUING!!!



(CBSDFW.COM) – The survivors of a dog attack in Dallas on June 1 are suing the dog’s owner for more than $1 million, claiming the owner failed to properly handle his dogs.
Dallas Police said the Three Rottweilers attacked the couple near Ferguson Park.
The husband, Francisco Madrigal, was able to get his wife, Esmerelda, up a tree as the dogs mauled him.
He spent two weeks in the hospital.
The dogs’ owner said the Rottweilers dug a hole in the yard and got out.
Police shot and killed one of the dogs. The other two were detained and later euthanized.
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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — The Dallas Police Department has referred a felony case to a grand jury against the owner of the three ROTTWEILER-PITBULL dogs  that attacked a couple at Ferguson Park earlier this month.
The dogs’ owner, who’s identity has not yet been released, could face between two and 10 years of jail time for the dog bite offense, the Dallas Morning News reported.
Around 8:40 a.m. June 1, police officers received a call about the animal attack in the 1900 block of Gross Road.
According to police, responding officers saw three dogs attacking Francisco and Esmerelda Madrigal, a couple on their typical walking route.
One of the officers fired at a dog, killing it.
Police said one of the other dogs also suffered unknown injuries and the third dog was taken by animal services. Both were later euthanized.
On a GoFundMe page organized by Madrigal’s co-workers, it was written that her husband beat the dogs back long enough to help his injured wife climb into a tree. The dogs pinned Francisco to the ground and “viciously bit him” until police arrived.
The GoFundMe page also says the couple spent weeks in the hospital, have three children and have not been able to return to work as they face ongoing medical treatment.

https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2019/06/29/dallas-park-dog-attack-grand-jury/

http://www.dogsbitedecatural.com/2019/06/dallas-tx-husband-and-wife-were.html


Thursday, August 15, 2019

CASSVILLE MO - KRISTIE PREDDY, A SCHOOL COUNSELOR, WAS OUT WALKING WHEN 2 LARGE MIXED BREED DOGS MAULED HER ...25 BITES TO HER BODY AND BOTH ARMS BROKEN!!!

A dog attack in Cassville sent a woman to the hospital with more than 25 bite wounds and broken arms. 

The attack happened along Main Street in Cassville early Wednesday morning. Tania Morris lives across the street from where it happened. She heard someone calling for help across the street from her house around 5 a.m.


"I saw a  BIG BLACK DOG AND A BIG WHITE DOG ON TOP OF HER  on the street here," Morris said.
The victim of the attack is Kristie Preddy, a school counselor, who had been out exercising.
"Both of her arms were all bloody and bitten up," Morris said.
Morris helped get the dogs away and EMS took Preddy to the hospital.
"Kristie is doing very well. She is in a lot of pain. She does have over 25 bites over her body," Cassville Schools Superintendent Dr. Richard Asbill said.
Dr. Asbill says Preddy will also have to get rabies shots and her arms are broken. Preddy is loved by many people at the school and in the community.
"We are making meals for her family and just making sure that she is cared for like she has cared for all of us," Dr. Asbill said.
Meanwhile, Morris says she has seen the dogs around the neighborhood before, but had never seen them act aggressively.
"This whole time I'd told my daughter, it's totally fine to go play with them," Morris said.
However, Cassville's police chief says the dog's owner had been given a vicious dog citation about a week or so before this attack. While the dogs hadn't bitten anyone at that point, the owner had told a judge that the dogs were no longer in town.
Now, with the area where the attack happened being close to school, the attack has some raised some concerns.
"Parents concerned about their walkers. We want them to be mindful that those first couple days and weeks of school, it's always good to give the kids extra supervision," Dr. Asbill said.
Dr. Asbill says parents, the district, and the city continue to work together for the safety of the school area. They have spoken with city leaders about this incident and are also asking parents and community members to always keep safety in mind.
"We need to be more vigilant about safety," Dr. Asbill said. "This is a good reminder that we need to do that."
The dogs are in quarantine for ten days with a local veterinarian. As for the owner, she is expected to be in court on August 19.
The police chief does not know what kinds of dogs they were. She says they appeared to be MIX BREEDS.

https://www.ky3.com/content/news/Cassville-woman-attacked-by-two-dogs-along-Main-Street--530867881.html?fbclid=IwAR2xO8FJe5empYqdAVYxpfnL9zIKx-L_hu24j2fXu9cbXb_js9uAD6oQitU



Nadean Davis, right, spoke to the Cassville City Council Monday on behalf of her daughter, Kristie Preddy, left, who was mauled by two dogs on Aug. 7. Davis and 10 others at the meeting were petitioning the Council to enact a leash and fence law. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

https://www.cassville-democrat.com/story/2626523.html