Tuesday, October 29, 2019

HAZEL PARK MI - A 4-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS FATALLY MAULED BY A 60-POUND PIT BULL FIRST DESCRIBED AS A "FOSTER" DOG ...LATER REVEALED MOM HAD BEEN "PIT SITTING" FOR LESS THAN A DAY ...SHE ATTEMPTED TO USE A KNIFE TO GET IT OFF AND OFFICERS HAD TO TASE IT BUT IT WAS TOO LATE!




pit bull kills boy hazel park
                                          BENJAMIN COBB
A 4 year-old Hazel Park boy died Tuesday evening  after a vicious attack by a 60-pound, male pit bull that the family was temporarily looking after, police said. The child's mother had tried to fight the dog off with a knife

"A preliminary finding appears that this case was a tragic incident," police said in a statement emailed Wednesday to the Free Press. "The Hazel Park Police Department extends its sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased."

It's unclear, Hazel Park Police said, what led to Tuesday's attack, but at about 6:45 p.m., a 14-year-old girl called 911 to frantically alert police that the dog pounced on her brother, and their mom was attempting to stop the animal. The family, police clarified Wednesday afternoon after initially saying that the dog was in an animal foster care program, had agreed to take care of the dog for a friend. 

THE FAMILY HAD THE DOG LESS THAN A DAY WHEN IT ATTACKED THE BOY. 

A statement — with a $10,000 gofundme.com fundraising effort posted Wednesday to defray funeral and memorial expenses for Benjamin, the "sweet boy" the pit bull attacked — said caring for the dog was "a kind gesture to help a friend in a time of need" and the pet had "never shown aggressive behaviors."By Wednesday afternoon, more than 140 donors contributed $7,342, giving between $5 and $25.  

The fatal pit bull attack which is making national headlines comes just two months after the deadly, and high-profile mauling of 9-year-old Emma Hernandez and amid a long-standing national debate about how to protect people from dangerous breeds, that, in some cases even have been trained to fight other dogs.

Emma faced three pit bulls who attacked her while she was riding her bike near her Detroit home. It was a tragedy that Mayor Mike Duggan said was "felt deeply by everyone in our community" and needed to be reviewed to prevent it from happening again. In September, a 3-year-old Detroit girl was treated at a hospital after a pit bull injured her.

In Hazel Park, police arrived at the East Woodruff home, they zapped the dog with electrical stun guns and it ran off. The boy, who had been mauled with injuries to his neck and body, was taken to a hospital, where doctors determined he had died.The 38-year-old mother was hospitalized and treated for dog bites and other injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.  Police said in attempting to defend her son, the mother had stabbed the dog, which was later caught, taken to a veterinarian and euthanized.

Dog injuries have long been a problem in Detroit, which has struggled to address dog bites and strays. More than 4,100 dogs were picked up across the city last year by Detroit Animal Care and Control, and each year hundreds of dog bites are reported.  In 2017, a pit bull attacked a then 11-year-old girl in Detroit, as a result her left arm had to be amputated.  And four years ago, 4-year-old Xavier Strickland was mauled to death by three dogs on the west side.

Officials tried in 2006 to put a pit bull ban in place that would impose costly restrictions on owners, such as liability insurance, and require visitors with dangerous dogs to get a permit. The proposal came in the aftermath of three high-profile killings in the metro area by dogs. It failed.

Pit bulls, according to DogsBite.org, a Texas nonprofit that supports restrictive pit bull ordinances, are often used in dog fighting. Pit bulls, the organization said, also top lists of biting incidents in 19 states, including Michigan, and inflict some of the most damaging injuries. 

Pit bull terriers, among other dogs considered dangerous, are banned in the United KingdomBut, groups that favor pit bulls say that the dogs have been unfairly portrayed as dangerous or aggressive and are victims of abuse, especially by owners who exploit for dog fights. Moreover, these groups argue that pit bulls, muscular short-haired dogs, are not involved in biting incidents any more than other types of dogs. Restrictive laws and bans, they add, do not work because they don't address the real problem: irresponsible dog ownership.

As safety precautions, DogsBite.org urges people avoid startling a sleeping dog, disturb a dog while it is sleeping, petting a dog without letting it see you, putting your face near a dog, and turning your back on a dog and running away. And, the organization cautions, if a dog looks like it will attack, stay calm, don't panic, avoid eye contact, slowly back away, put anything you can between you and the dog, and if knocked down, curl into a ball with your head tucked in and hands over your ears and neck.

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/oakland/2019/10/30/pit-bull-attack-hazel-park-boy-dead/4095092002/
https://blog.dogsbite.org/2019/10/4-year-old-boy-killed-pit-bull-his-family-was-fostering-in-hazel-park-michigan.html

Someone in a white hazmat suit helps remove items from the home where a 4-year-old boy was fatally mauled Tuesday.


(WXYZ) — A 4-year-old boy died Tuesday evening after being mauled by a PIT BULL that was being fostered by his family  in Hazel Park.
Police went to the home at 6:44 p.m. after the boy's 14-year-old sister reported that her mother was trying to stop the dog from attacking the child.

When officers arrived, they found the dog actively attacking the 4-year-old inside the home. Officers then deployed tasers, which caused the 60 pound pit bull to free its grip on the boy. The dog then fled from the home.

Police say the boy had injuries to his body and neck, and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The 38-year-old mother of the child was also taken to a hospital for injuries sustained while trying to protect the boy. Her injuries were not life threatening, police say.

The dog was later located outside of the home with knife wounds to its body caused by the boy's mother. The dog was then taken to a vet where it was euthanized.  Police say the investigation is ongoing.

https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/4-year-old-boy-dies-after-pit-bull-dog-mauling-in-hazel-park

https://www.wxyz.com/news/4-year-old-boy-is-mauled-to-death-by-dog-in-hazel-park?fbclid=IwAR2xWonJaSUge3HJvZP1dprbvm6SYNyuW_KPiVjm24vtQcRB9zo_ncXA-_g
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Police said a 4-year-old boy was mauled to death by a dog at a home in Hazel Park.
A 14-year-old girl contacted 911 Tuesday at 6:44 p.m. to report that her mother was trying to stop a dog in the home from attacking her brother, police said.
Police and the Hazel Park Fire Department responded to the scene and saw the dog actively attacking the child in the home. Officers Tased the dog, which ran out of the house. The boy was seriously injured on his body and neck, police said.
The boy was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His mother was transported to a hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The dog was found with a knife wound made by the boy’s mother as she tried to defend her son. Police said the dog was a 60-pound PIT BULL the family was fostering. 

2019 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 37  (12 children + 3 teenagers + 22 adults)

PIT BULL - 14  (KY 3, FL 2, CA 3, TX 2, MI 2, OK 1, VA 1)
UP TO 6 PIT BULL MIXES - 1 (TX)
5 DOGS: ? PIT BULL, MASTIFF, MASTIFF MIX, ROTTWEILER? - (TN) 
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)
PACK OF DOGS -  PIT MIX AND MIXED BREEDS - 1 (TN)
BOXER ? - 1 (IA)
BOXER MIX - 1  (SC)
PIT BULL AND A SHEPHERD MIX - 1  (TX)
ROTTWEILER - 3 (CA,NV, KY)
6 GERMAN SHEPHERDS - 1  (TN)
GERMAN SHEPHERD/BLUE TICK HOUND MIXES? - 1 (MS)
GERMAN SHEPHERD MIX - 1 (AZ)
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)
HUSKY MIX - 1 (GA)
AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG - 1 (CA)
FAMILY'S 2 COON HOUNDS - 1 (NY)

CA - 7
TX - 6
KY - 4
FL - 3
TN - 3
MI - 2
AZ - 1
GA - 1
IA - 1
MA - 1
MS - 1
NC - 1
NV - 1
NY - 1
OK - 1
PA - 1
SC - 1
VA - 1


Pit Breeder's 2 pits killed teen that climbed over their fence because nutter befriended him? - 29 
Neighbor's Loose Dogs - 1, 3, 7, 9, 10, 26, 28, 30, 31, 33
Family Pit Killed Owner - 27, 34 
Family Pit Killed child - 17
Family Foster Pit Killed Child - 37
Family Husky Mix Killed Infant - 26
Family Pit/Mastiff Mix Killed child -22
Family Coon Hounds Killed wife - 32
The Pit at Grandma's House - 5,
Family Rottweilers Killed their 3-year-old boy - 35
The 2 Rottweilers at Grandpa's House - 14
Rottweiler owned by a friend Killed child at Grandpa's House - 16
The Rescued Pits at Aunt's House - 12
Land Squatters on victim's property with 4 Pits Running Loose - 2,
Australian Cattle Dog Killed Owner - 23
2 Doberman Show Dogs Killed Owner - 6,
2 Boxer Mixes Killed Owner - 8
2 Pits Killed Owner at Animal Shelter - 15
Pit Killed Volunteer at Animal Shelter - 18
Relative's Dogs - 13
Babysitter's Dog - 11
Negligent Mother's German Shepherd Mix - 4
Teenager Killed by 4 Dogs while doing work at a friend's kennel - 19
A Father Died while defending his daughter from a Boxer attack - 20
3 Pits/Pit Mixes killed homeless woman while walking early morning - 21
Possibly homeless man walking on road at night killed by neighbors 2+ Pit Bulls - 24
Man taking a shortcut on a trail through a wooded area killed by 6+ Pit Bull Mixes - 25
Man spending the night with friends ...killed by their 2 pit bulls - 36


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)  1-16 - Lana Bergman - 70 - Joshua Tree CA - She was fatally mauled by 4 PIT BULLS that were living on her property.  

3)  1-21 - Edward Stanley - 85 - Amarillo, Potter County TX - He was severely mauled over his entire body by a PIT BULL AND A SHEPHERD MIX in 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

4)  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 from the dog showed baby teeth and skeletal fragments - A neighbor reported seeing a German Shepherd mix  taken from the home - Her mother, Breanna Henson was arrested and charged with child abuse and neglect. 

5)  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".

6) 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. 

7)  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.

8) 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!!!"

9) 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.

10) 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.  

11) 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. 

12) 3-8 - 2-Year-Old Boy - High Springs Alachua Co FL - While in the care of his grandmother 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.

13) 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.

14) 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.

15) 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. 

16) 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.

17) 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. 

18) 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.  

19) 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. 

20)  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.

21) 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.

22) 6-27 - Nicholas Farris - 2 - 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.

23) 6-28 - Maria Cristina Crawford - 54 - Ventura CA - A person returned home to find their family member dead - There was evidence that she might have been bitten by one or both of her dogs - A large Australian Cattle dog and a pit bull  - Authorities now say that after waiting for results from the medical examiners office it was determined that the Australian Cattle dog attacked her and was responsible for her death ...the same dog had turned on her and bitten her twice before. 

24) 6-29 - Brian Butler - 46 - Gilbertsville KY - A passerby found his body on the side the road and called police - An autopsy revealed that he died from sharp force trauma from a dog attack - Animal Control took 2 Pit Bulls found in the area and warned of the possibility that more dogs were involved.

25) 7-4 - Melvin Olds Jr - 45 - Lake Placid Highlands County FL - His family said that he took a shortcut through a wooded path and never came home - His body was found later with more than 100 dog bites - A pack of dogs had been seen hanging out in the neighborhood - Traps were laid and 6 strays were captured .... all PIT BULL MIXES.

26) 7-9 - Ruth Flores -  22-Days-Old  - Hall County GA - The Infant was mauled by the family's Husky Mix in a bedroom where she was sleeping.

27) 7-11 - Homer Utterback - 52 - Uniontown Fayette County PA - His girlfriend said she heard a noise in another room and went to see what it was and found him on the floor with the Pit Bull on top of him biting into his neck - By the time first responders arrived he was dead - Utterback considered the Pit Bull his "best friend" and had it for over a decade - He suffered from seizures and an autopsy will be done to see if it can be determined if he died from a medical condition first and then the Pit attacked him.

28) 7-18 - Mario Williams - 40 - Memphis TN - A driver discovered the man being attacked on the street at about 2 am Thursday - The witness described a pack of dogs, 6 or 7 dogs, attacking the man who was severely mauled all over his body - He died shortly after arriving at Regional One Medical Center - It appears that a PIT MIX and a Mixed Breed  are 2 of the dogs captured so far.

29) 8-11 - Nelson Cabrera - 16 - Irving TX - A neighbor heard the barking and screaming in the backyard around  5am Saturday morning and climbed on top her truck to see the 3 adult pit bulls mauling the teenager - She called 911 as the victim tried to knock on the door to get the owner to let him in - Police arrived and went over the fence and shot one pit as it charged them - Besides the 3 adult pits, there were 4 puppies there also - The pit owner/breeder and backyard auto mechanic said he knew the boy and he had told him that he was homeless and he said that he wanted to help him ... So I guess this was the reason the teen was in his backyard!

30) 8-20 - Emma Valentina Hernandez - 9 - Detroit MI - It was reported that she went out to play and ride her bike possibly with a brother in her backyard and a neighbor's 3 pit bulls SOMEHOW GOT OUT and mauled her - Family members and neighbors gave her CPR but she died right there on the ground with her neck eaten out!!! 

31) 8-30 - Adrieanna O'Shea - 19 - Maryville TN - On Aug 23 the college student went to a home in Knox County to retrieve her purse she had left the day before - It was the middle of the day and the woman at the home heard screaming and looked out to see the neighbor's 5 dogs attacking the teenager - She was the dog's names and telling them to stop so she knew the dogs - The attack went on for 20 minutes - She was shredded all over especially her arms and was placed in a coma because of the blood loss and her organs shutting down - family prayed and surgery was done but she did not survive such catastrophic injuries. 

32) 9-7 - Arlene Renna - 67 -  Pleasant Valley Duchess County NY - The news articles say she and her husband owned 2 Coonhounds - A Redbone and a Black and Tan - Her husband found her on the floor in her home unconscious Saturday with injuries consistent with a dog attack and she did not recover - A facebook post has come out showing Renna with a large pit bull and says she was volunteer of the month of February for the SPCA - The writer of the post says that the pit bull is actually hers and that she regularly took it to local elementary schools and day cares to show how misunderstood pit bulls are .... I am looking for more on this, but it appears at this time that the coon hounds probably killed her.  

33) 9-20 - Baby "Doug" Doe -  13-month-old boy - Granite Bay Placer County CA - The family's 6-year-old female pit bull killed the child in what authorities say was an unprovoked attack in the family's living room - An adult was with the toddler at the time and finally got the pit off the child but damages were so severe he was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

34) 9-30 Alan Bruce - 56 -  Bennington OK - He was attacked on Saturday 9-28 by a man's dogs said to be 2 pit bulls and a pit bull mix - the dog's owner spoke to the media and said he was a friend of Alan Bruce - Neighbors said that the dogs had recently attacked 2 other people.

35) 9-30 - Morgan Crayton - 31 - Hampton VA - She was mauled by her pit bull in her backyard - Her facebook posts shows 1 pit bull but it was reported that there was multiple "dogs" at the home at the time of the attack. 

36) 10-1 - Steven Thornton III - 3 - Louisville KY - It has been reported that the small child got out of a window sometimes during the night and was found around 9am on Tuesday fatally mauled by the family's 2 Rottweilers that were kept in the yard. 

37) 10-8 - Dustin Bryan - 21 - Modesto CA - He was spending the night at a home that had 2 pit bulls - NUFF SAID!!!

38) 10-29 - Benjamin Cobb - 4 - Hazel Park MI - First News Reports say the 60 pound Pit Bull was a foster pit that the family had not had for very long - Police arrived and tazed the dog that was actively attacking the child's body and neck - The dog ran out and the child was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead - It has now been revealed that the mother was pit sitting for a friend and the monster had been in the home for less than a day.



PENDING:

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://wcti12.com/news/local/investigation-into-what-killed-brenda-hamilton

4 - ? Freddie Mack - 57 - Venus Johnson County TX - Relatives had not heard from the reclusive man since April 19 so a search began on his property where he lived with 18 + or - dogs - The dogs were so aggressive that no one could get near to check his home - In mid May detectives found bone fragments, possibley human hair and pieces of clothing in and around feces - Tests were done and it proved to be remains of Mack - Authorities say that it is impossible to tell if Mack died from a medical condition and then was eaten by his dogs or if his dogs killed him and ate him! 


LANCASTER COUNTY SC - LAKESHIA CAMPBELL SAYS SHE'S LUCKY HER NEIGHBORS WERE AT HOME BECAUSE THEIR PIT BULL BROKE LOOSE AND ATTACKED HER IN HER YARD AND IT WOULD HAVE KILLED HER IF THEY HAD NOT GOT IT OFF!



Lakeshia Campbell, 31, was attacked by a dog that left her with injuries to her face, neck, upper arms and shoulder, according to a police report.
"I'm not really sure I should even be here today," Campbell said.  
One of her hands was mangled, and the  PIT BULL  bit through her cheek.
"I've got bite marks on my legs, on my chest, on my arms. I got stitches on the outside and inside of my mouth and my hand," she said.
On Friday, she was in her yard on Kershaw-Camden Highway in Heath Springs, taking one of her dogs off a chain to bring it indoors. 
She said that was when a neighbor's pit bull attacked her.  
Campbell wasn't afraid of the dog because it had gotten loose before and walked into her yard.  She said it usually just sniffed her dogs and it has never shown aggressive behavior before.   
She said she's lucky the dog owners were home. 
"I think it should be put down because if they weren't here, that dog would've killed me," she said. 
The owners, who heard her screaming, came outside and called the dog off of her.
The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office and Animal Control responded to the call, and Campbell told them she didn't want anything to happen to the dog, according to an incident report.
Animal Control did not seize the dog, and sheriff's deputies told Channel 9 they don't always take an animal after an attack.
Deputies said there were no previous reports of the dog being vicious. The owners were cited for not having a rabies tag and for allowing the dog off their property.
Deputies also sent a bite report to the Department of Health and Environmental Control, and the dog is now quarantined at home. 
Campbell, however, said the dog could easily break free again.
"I don't really think it should be over there because it can get off again and do it again if somebody is outside," she said.
Campbell told Channel 9 that her neighbors were extremely apologetic about what happened and offered to help her in any way.
Sheriff's deputies said the dog could still be declared dangerous, but a legal process has not started.  Campbell said she wants to press charges, but she told deputies after the attack that she didn't want to file charges. Later, Campbell said she wasn't thinking clearly because of the extreme pain and shock.

LADSON SC - A NEIGHBOR'S 2 PIT BULLS CAME INTO A YARD WHERE A BELOVED RESCUED CAT WAS SLEEPING ON THE FRONT PORCH AND FATALLY MAULED IT



(WCBD) –A woman living in Ladson said she was horrified after two dogs attacked her family’s cat Sunday morning.
She reached out to News 2 saying her cat was sleeping in its own yard when  TWO PIT BULLS  ran into the yard and killed the animal.
The entire, graphic incident was captured on home security video along Temple Drive in the College Park subdivision.
“It is forever etched into our minds because we saw the whole thing,” she said.
Eight or nine years ago Janice Campbell was living in Virginia where she rescued her cat, Jasmine.
“We had a large pack of feral cats that lived in the sewer system in Virginia. I came home from work one day and my grandson, who was about 8-years-old, had a silly look on his face lying in bed,” she recalled.
“He pulls the blanket back and there’s this little feral cat next to him. She had a chunk out of her ear and bald spots from the fleas.”
Jasmine has been part of the family ever since. That’s why what happened Sunday morning was so hard to witness.
“Sunday morning, around 10 o’clock, our dogs were barking, and Ashton checked the cameras. She was screaming ‘oh my god, oh my god, two pit bulls have Jasmine.’”
We won’t show you the entire video because it is incredibly disturbing and upsetting.
Ashton Hanna, who witnessed the attack, said, “I saw everything happen. And I couldn’t do anything but scream. Just yell, oh my God.”
They banged so hard on the window until the glass broke. But the dogs continued to attack.
“The main reason I wanted this story out is I don’t want this to happen to another person’s cat. If you were in your front yard, it was just a matter of seconds and my cat was gone. No one is safe with these dogs in the neighborhood,” said Campbell.
She said the dogs remained in her yard until animal control arrived.
Chief Deputy Jeremy Baker with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office told News 2 the dogs are currently being held at the Berkeley Animal Center and said the department has not been able to find or make contact with their owner.
The department, which handles animal control, sent us a statement saying in part:
The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office handles animal control. They sent me a statement that says in part:
“The dogs were taken into custody and are currently being held, pending positive identification of their owner. Once investigators locate the proper owners, we do plan to file charges related to the attack.”
The heartbreak continues for Campbell and her family.
“This is our home. My cat had a right to sleep on her front porch. The dogs did not have a right to come in our yard and tear her apart.”
UPDATE:
The owner of the dogs went to the animal shelter to claim his dogs. He was issued six citations including:
  • 2 counts of animals at large.
  • 2 counts public disturbance.
  • 2 not having rabies tags.
It will be up to a judge to determine the outcome of this case. For now, the dogs are back home because there no other issues have been reported for these dogs or their owner.

DES MOINES IA - SPEAKING ABOUT SIOUX CITY LEADERS LIFTING THEIR PIT BULL BAN, VICTIM OF A VICIOUS PIT BULL ATTACK IN DES MOINES 1 YEAR AGO - MIKE HAGAR - BELIEVES LAWS SHOULD ONLY BE STRICTER ..."THAT PIT BULL WAS MORE LETHAL THAN A HANDGUN ...I WAS FORCED TO SHOOT IT BUT MY DOG STILL DIED AND I'M NOT BACK TO NORMAL AFTER A YEAR"



As Sioux City city leaders approved the second reading of an ordinance to potentially lift a ban on dogs with more than 50 percent pit bull DNA, Mike Hagar from Des Moines says his battle scars are proof for why Des Moines should not follow.
"We've been attacked by two different  PIT BULLS three times in this neighborhood," said Hagar. 
Last Oct. 30, two dogs Hagar describes as pit bull attacked him and his dog Blue outside of his home.  Hagar says he was forced to run inside to grab his pistol and shoot one of them to death.  Blue later died from his injuries. Hagar said, "This dog was more lethal than a handgun.  That`s what it took to put him down. He was a monster and it was scary."
It is legal in Des Moines to own pit bulls, but breed-specific legislation requires owners to carry insurance of $100,000, have a leash no longer than six feet and be over the age of 18 while handling them on walks. These are restrictions that Tom Colvin of the Animal Rescue League of Iowa hopes Des Moines eliminates.
"We have advocated for a long time not to have breed-specific languages in ordinances because we don`t believe it really accomplishes anything," Colvin said.
Des Moines city code specifically names three similar breeds of dogs as high risk. Those breeds are Staffordshire terrier, American Pit Bull terrier and American Staffordshire terrier and any dog that appears predominantly one of those breeds. "It`s virtually impossible to tell whether a dog is a boxer mix or an American Bulldog mix or a pit bull mix, so how are you even making the determination whether a dog that might be involved in a bite is actually a pit bull," said Colvin.
Hagar agrees the laws don`t accomplish much, but he wants them stricter.  He said, "The owner of the dog that killed my dog, he just got a ticket for dogs on the loose."
The ARL says as of 2019, 21 states have prohibited all breed-specific legislation like what exists for pit bulls in Des Moines.  Hagar feels like he`s a walking example of why cities and states should be more than cautious.  "I'm having nightmares still.  I`m on medication still. It`s going to be a year on [October 30] of this month and I`m still not back to normal," Hagar said.
According to the ARL of Iowa, out of 18 Des Moines metro cities, only Des Moines, Pleasant Hill and Granger have breed-specific legislation. The Sioux City City Council's final reading on lifting the pit bull ban is scheduled for Nov. 4.

ROANOKE VA - TWO ROTTWEILERS "SOMEHOW" GOT OUT AND ROAMED THE NEIGHBORHOOD ...SEVERELY INJURING A CHIHUAHUA THEN ATTACKING ANOTHER PERSON WALKING THEIR DOG



(WDBJ7) - It was a chaotic morning for one northeast neighborhood. Two dogs running loose attacked other dogs and their owners before police started shooting.

It happened near the intersection of Yeager Avenue and 18th St. NE. According to police, TWO ROTTWEILERS  escaped from the backyard and began to run through the neighborhood.
Police were called after the Rottweilers, one of which is named Baby, attacked a small dog. According to the owner, the Chihuahua is in intensive care at Angels of Assisi.
"My neighbor across the street had come over with his wife and was asking me to call the police," said neighbor Michael Bowler. "He said one of his dogs had been attacked by some Rottweilers over in the neighborhood."
Police arrived on scene and began to follow the dogs. Neighbors say they roamed the neighborhood. When they got to the intersection of 18th St and Yeager Avenue, the dogs attacked another person who was walking their dog.
Surveillance video from the home where the Rottweilers live showed police, who were on the other side of the street, rush to the aid of the pedestrian. It was then that police say one officer began shooting at the dog and hit one of the dogs who was attacking the person.
"And then I heard a police officer fire five or six rounds at what, it was out of my view, but apparently at the dog," Bowler said. "And within a minute, the second Rottweiler came off the hill over here and walked past me and trotted up and over the hill and that's the last I saw of it."
It was then that both dogs took off. The one which was injured returned to the property, as seen in surveillance video. The other was seen running through the parking lot of Little Caesars before being caught by Animal Control near 13th Street and Eastern Avenue.
The injured dog is now dead. While WDBJ7 was on scene, this reporter could hear a gun being fired behind the house. Later on, Animal Control removed the dog's body from the home.
One person was injured but police say they're not sure whether the minor injury came from the Rottweiler's or from the victim's own dog during the attack.
"I love the police to come around here but when they're running around you got, them having to shoot things that's never a pleasant thing," said Bowler.
Animal related charges are pending for the owner of the Rottweilers who told WDBJ7 her dogs were not vicious and that she wanted to know why her dog was killed.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

CONVERSE, BEXAR COUNTY TX - A PIT BULL LOOKING DOG IS "SOMEHOW GETTING OUT OVER AND OVER AGAIN" AND SO FAR HAS ATTACKED 3 OTHER DOGS AND 1 PERSON ...ANIMAL UNCONTROL JUST CAN'T SEEM TO MAKE CONTACT WITH THE OWNER IN THIS NICE NEIGHBORHOOD!!!



A neighborhood near Converse is terrified over what they call “a vicious dog.”
According to some homeowners off Highland Grass, near Converse Elementary School, at least three dogs and one person have been attacked by a loose dog there in the last month.
“People are just scared to death,” said Hector Alvarado, a dog attack victim. “They say they’re not going to walk around the neighborhood without a gun or a stick.”
Alvarado showed us a dog bite wound he has on his knee.  Alvarado says he and his pup were attacked almost 2 weeks ago by a neighbor's loose dog.  "He punctured my knee right there," said Alvarado.  "I was really just pulling my dog towards me, but once he latched onto my dog, I couldn't get him off.  ALL OF HIS INSIDES WERE JUST HANGING OUT.  HE WAS STILL ON THE LEASH."
“This guy bolted right past me, blew the gate open, and went right after my dog,” said Aldo Reyes, a neighbor. “[He] grabbed him by the collar. I mean, he had him off the ground and was shaking him.”
In March of 2018, 4-year-old   Noah Trevino  was killed in the same Converse neighborhood by a different dog. That incident occurred along Twincreek Farm, just blocks from the location neighbors worry about now on Highland Grass.
"This dog has the same history as the dog on Twincreek farm,” said Reyes. “He is animal aggressive, and it's only a matter of time before he finds something small enough that he decides to chase, that happens to be human."
We tried calling the alleged vicious dog’s owners on Saturday but didn’t receive an answer.
Neighbors say they’ve tried contacting Animal Control, and Bexar County authorities, but feel like they’re being ignored.
A spokesperson from Bexar County provided the written statement below.
““Bexar County Animal Control officers have made several attempts to get in contact in person and over the phone with the dog’s owner, and so far they have not made themselves or the dog available to officers,” said Eric Maldonado, a spokesperson from Bexar County. “ Animal Control will continue to attempt to make contact with the owner and will investigate this incident in accordance with state law.”
“They need to do their job,” said Reyes. “When people call about a dog, and there’s a danger, they should follow up with this.”

Friday, October 25, 2019

PRINCETON IN - LETTER CARRIER MARK SCHUH, EVANSVILLE BRANCH 377, WILL BE HONORED IN WASHINGTON D.C. FOR HELPING SAVE AN ELDERLY MAN AND HIS BEAGLE FROM A PIT BULL ATTACK IN MARCH

PRINCETON, Ind. (WFIE) - A local letter carrier from Princeton will be honored in Washington D.C. for helping save a man and his dog from an aggressive  PIT BULL, according to the National Association of Letter Carriers.
Evansville Branch 377 member Mark Schuh will be awarded the Central Region Hero of the Year at the end of October in D.C.
The NALC said Schuh saved an elderly man and his beagle while delivering his route back in March. They said Schuh saw an aggressive pit bull attacked the man and his dog, but Schuh was able to use dog repellent spray to stop the pit bull from attacking.
Schuh said “the pit bull would have killed the dog. He was determined.”
The NALC states that the beagle spent three days at the vet getting its wounds tended. They said Schuh noticed the dog owner’s wounds to his hips and arms from the dog bites and drove over to tell his wife so she could take him to the hospital.
The NALC said both the beagle and its owner recovered after some time.
There will be several other carriers honored at the special luncheon on October 30 in the nation’s capital.