Monday, November 18, 2019

INDEPENDENCE MO - 2006 - ALAN HILL WAS VICIOUSLY MAULED BY 3 PIT BULLS AS HE MOWED HIS VACANT LOT ...HE CRAWLED UNDER HIS JEEP WITH HIS SWEATSHIRT PULLED OVER HIS HEAD, PULLED HIS LEGS UP AND CROSSED HIS ARMS OVER HIS CHEST, CLOSED HIS EYES AND PRAYED ...4 MONTHS HOSPITALIZED AND A YEAR REHAB ... "EFFORTS TO LIFT THE PIT BULL BAN IS A GAMBLE"



Hundreds packed the Independence Utilities Center on Wednesday to debate whether the city’s ban on pit bulls should be lifted.
A majority of speakers were in favor of lifting that ban, many of them representing outside organizations who say breed specific laws don’t make communities safer and end up putting a burden on animal shelters.
That argument stems from the fact once pit bulls are seized at no-kill shelters they can’t be euthanized, but they also can’t be adopted either and end up living their lives in cages.
Independence has had its ban since 2006. More than 4,400 people petitioned the city that year to ban pit bulls after Alan Hill was viciously attacked by three pit bulls while he mowed a lawn on a vacant lot he owned.
“I don’t want anyone to ever go through what I went through. If you’ve seen the pictures of what I looked like laying in that hospital, to this day anyone medically, they don’t know how I made it," Hill said.
He took cover underneath his Jeep already bleeding heavily.
“I had this hooded sweatshirt on, pulled over my head, got underneath my Jeep, pulled up my legs, put my hands over my chest, closed my eyes and I said, 'Lord please don’t let me die like this,'" Hill recalled.
He spent four months in the hospital and another year in rehab. Thirteen years later, the physical scars are as visible as the emotional ones.
He said he understands those who say it’s not the dogs, but often their owners who can be mostly responsible for any breed of dog's violent tendencies.
But in the case of pit bulls, "I don’t know if it’s worth the gamble. If you’ve seen what I’ve been through, I don’t want anybody to risk it," Hill said.
Anyone can submit testimony  to the Board of Health and Animal Welfare Committee until Nov. 13 by sending an email to bslpublichearing@indepmo.org.
The joint committee will report back to City Council who could take up this issue sometime next year.
Pit bulls already living in Independence homes when the 2006 ban was enacted were allowed to stay provided the owners got them sterilized and licenses renewed annually.
Under the ban right now, you can be fined $500 and jailed up to 60 days if caught with an unlicensed pit bull.

https://fox4kc.com/2019/11/06/years-after-pit-bull-attack-that-prompted-ban-independence-man-calls-efforts-to-lift-it-a-gamble/?fbclid=IwAR0cz0_Miw3p6uD68k94L4DDSVKHmRd1G8D4oY2Pq6Hh1GvWrLohd88204U

https://www2.ljworld.com/news/2006/oct/14/missouri_man_sentenced_pit_bull_attacks/?fbclid=IwAR21gBjKbU-5wXNuvGU0JuZeq6fyb_SuO_DwM3YjFw0SbtUToI7oB8mj9Rw

https://blog.dogsbite.org/2007/12/what-pit-bull-attack-victims-suffer.html

https://www.examiner.net/article/20080611/News/306119760?fbclid=IwAR3hJZwxE50LonRqqf1H5u91zyDRuRpwH8p_IoxJQD_EVTjkYJrrxrUtgPw


SAN ANTONIO TX - A 75-YEAR-OLD WOMAN SUFFERED SEVERE HAND INJURIES WHILE TRYING TO SAVE HER CHIHUAHUA FROM A LARGE DOG



Neighbors rushed to help an elderly woman trying to fight off a large dog attacking her beloved chihuahua, but she still ended up brutally injured.
Dolores East wound up being mauled by the dog herself sending her to the emergency room with serious injuries to her hand.
We warn you, some may find the video and photos in this story disturbing.
Dolores East is missing her companion "Derkie," the chihuahua mix attacked in her front yard Tuesday by a dog who got away from its owner.
"He died such a horrific death," East said. "It happened within seconds, I mean it just in no time the damn dog had killed him."
The 75-year old is seen on security camera video running to break things up, but it was too late.
"I'm screaming my head off, finally neighbor Jennifer came across and some other neighbors started to come," East said.
Video from another angle shows the flurry of activity as neighbors rushed to help.
"They helped me but it was too late, Derkie was already badly injured," East said.
The attacking dog was restrained by neighbors while one of the two injured dogs was comforted, that's when a glimmer of hope was revealed for the chihuahua.
"Our neighbor had noticed that the dog was still breathing we thought it was dead and so he was like he's still breathing," Jennifer Barajas said.
The dog was rushed to a nearby veterinarian. Jennifer Barajas drove Dolores East to the emergency room.
A bite to Dolores' hand tore through her skin, severing her veins.
Her adrenaline was so high during the attack, she didn't realize she was hurt.
"All I remember is standing over there and blood just gushing all over me and then I got a towel and the towel was soaked," East recounted.
The veterinarian tried, but was unable to save the beloved chihuahua.
We learned the dog that attacked had wandered from several streets over.
"I want that dog to be put down," East said. "That dog has no business running a neighborhood where there are children and there are small animals, there are cats, you know he's a killer."
Animal Care Services picked up the animal and said the owner has been given at least three citations.
"He's a killer, that dog is a killer and he needs to put down."
The dog remains in quarantine and at this point can still be reclaimed by the owner. Dolores East wants the owner to at the very least pay for her hospital and vet bills.

DALLAS TX - A 76-YEAR-OLD WOMAN IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER BEING MAULED BY 3 PIT BULLS



UPDATE: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2019/11/17/i-thought-of-the-worst-elderly-victims-family-says-dallas-dog-attack-could-have-killed-her/


A 76-year-old woman is in critical condition after being mauled by three pit bulls, officials say. 


According to Dallas police, the incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. Friday near Coleshire Drive and Starkey Street. 

The woman was rushed to the hospital and remains in critical condition as of Friday afternoon.


Authorities say the owner of the dogs will be issued a citation by Animal Control and referred to a grand jury.

The three pit bulls remain in possession of Animal Control.

Detectives did not release details about events leading up to the attack.
The City of Dallas released a statement about the attack early Friday night:

On November 15, 2019, Dallas Animal Services (DAS) responded to a request for assistance from the Dallas Police Department (DPD) at Coleshire Drive and Starkey Street. Upon arrival, the DAS Loose Dog Operations Team secured and impounded three loose dogs suspected of attacking a female. The dogs were immediately transported to Dallas Animal Services. DAS believes that the dogs are owned.
DPD is the lead on this investigation. DAS is unable to release any additional information.






MELBOURNE AU - A PIT IS A PIT EVEN WHEN IT'S A SMALLER PIT ...THE MEAT GRINDER KILLED A BELOVED DACHSHUND THAT RAN OUT OF ITS GARAGE EVEN THOUGH IT WAS ON A LEASH WITH ITS OWNER

Kashila Chintamunnee shared these photos to Facebook.

The owner of a miniature staffy that mauled a dachshund to death has defended her dog, saying it was actually her family’s safety she feared for during the attack.
Claudia Harrison did not front media today but wrote a statement for her husband Paki to share about the horrific incident that unfolded in Pakenham yesterday morning.
Kashila Chintamunnee took to Facebook to share photos of the aftermath of the event that happened in a park southeast of Melbourne about 11am.
Her dog Coco was mauled to death by Mrs Harrison’s dog, leaving her “drenched in blood”.
She said her dog was mauled to death and the owner walked away.Ms Chintamunnee was left covered in blood.
Ms Chintamunnee called for help to track down the owner who she said walked away after the attack.
“She let go of her bloody dog and watched as it all happened,” she wrote on Facebook.
“I had to pull her dog off of mine and there are plenty of witnesses to back this up.”
But Mrs Harrison, who was taking her dog for a walk with her son when the incident unfolded, has defended her pet and explained why she left.
“Three dogs approached us from behind — two smaller dogs and one larger dog,” she said in a statement.
“The larger dog started to bark aggressively and I tried to get my son behind me to keep him safe and pull my dog away at the same time.
“My dog was on his lead with a harness. I looked around but there was no owner in sight and I was worried for my son.”
She said there was a nearby barbecue she put her son on to protect him.
“At this time the dogs were attacking my dog,” she said.
“I yelled and tried to signal for nearby help but there wasn’t anyone.
“At this stage I couldn’t get the dogs away from my dog and keep my son safe at the same time.”
She said she managed to wave down a car and the people who came running over happened to be the owners of the three dogs.
“I told them to get a bucket of water so the dogs would separate,” she said.
“It was too late by the time they came on to the scene.”
Mrs Harrison said Mrs Chintamunnee’s husband told her he let the dogs out of the garage.
“I was trying to get my son safe from the larger dog that was barking and circling,” she said.
“It is an unfortunate set of circumstances surrounding the event.”
She said the family had informed the owner of the dachshund their details but they had “not bothered” to contact them.
CCTV footage appears to show the incident unfold as Mrs Harrison explains it.
The footage, obtained by tendaily appears to show three dogs racing towards Mrs Harrison, her child and the staffy that was blamed for the mauling.
Yesterday Mrs Chintamunnee told the Cranbourne Leader her father opened their gate and Coco, aged four, ran outside to have a sniff of the other dog.
“He started mauling my dog,” Mrs Chintamunnee said.
“The dog had bitten too deep into Coco’s main vessel as he had lost that much blood – I was drenched in his blood that’s how much there was.”
Mrs Chintamunnee rushed to two nearby vets that were closed and Coco died a few minutes before she arrived at the third.
She reported the attack to police and council.
Police told news.com.au the incident was a matter for the council.
Earlier Mrs Harrison told the Daily Mail the other dogs kept snapping at hers
“That’s when he got hold of one of them and I couldn’t get him off,” Ms Harrison said.
She said there had been no one in sight and she had tried to pry the dogs apart.
“They left the garage open but I was the bad guy and I was the one with my dog on the lead,” Ms Harrison said.
She said she left because she had to get her son home.


BOCA RATON FL - 2 PIT BULLS RAN INTO VICKY NEGRI'S YARD WHILE SHE WAS WALKING HER 10-WEEK OLD SHIH TZU AND KILLED IT ...OF COURSE IT WAS NOT THE FIRST TIME THE MONSTERS HAD ATTACKED!!!

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Vicky Negri says she was just out walking her 10-week-old puppy Gemma when without warning, they were attacked.

She said it happened so quickly she didn’t have time to react. Vicky fought off the  TWO PIT BULLS  and was injured as well in the vicious attack.
Neighbors on the quiet Boca Raton street say the dogs are often seen roaming the street without leashes. They say they’ve approached their owner, even going so far as leaving leash law brochures in his mailbox, but nothing’s changed.
In fact, Gabriel who has lived here for the past 15 years, said her 2-month-old Shih Tzuh was attacked by the very same dogs.
Boca Raton police responded to the scene and filed an incident report following the attack on Gemma. Capt. David Walesky with Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control confirmed their dangerous dog coordinator was investigating the mauling but they had no reports of prior incidents involving the pit bulls.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

MARIETTA, COBB COUNTY GA - A VERY LUCKY 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL WENT TO A HOUSE WITH 2 OTHER GIRLS AND WAS ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL THAT LATCHED ON AND WOULDN'T LET GO ...BITTEN ON ANKLE, CALF, FOOT AND CHEST!

CBS46) -- A 13-year-old suffered from horrific injuries after a dog attacked her Friday night.
Christine Oliveira, 13, told CBS46 that she was with two friends at a house near Marietta where she was attacked. In a matter of minutes, the  PIT BULL  latched onto her foot and would not let go.
“I was screaming and I was screaming, I was like I need help. The girls - I think they were in so much shock that they didn’t even know what to do” she told reporter Ashley Thompson.
Oliveira said she tried to get away from the dog but could not fight it off.
"He bit me on the chest, and he bit me on the calf and started going like that again. And I was screaming louder, and it was really bad” Olivera added.
After a struggle, she was able to break free and run into a room; she then slammed the door shut and collapsed.
Christine’s older sister Larissa said:
“The girls wouldn’t call for help, they would only call their parents and just tell their mom. She had to wait until the mom got there.”
Oliveira said one of the girl’s mothers drove her to Kennestone Hospital. She was then taken by ambulance to Scottish Rite.
On Wednesday, a woman answered the door who said the dog was now at animal control. She said she was not at the house when the incident happened and could not provide further information.
CBS46 verified the information. We’ve learned the dog is now under a 10-day quarantine at the Cobb County Animal Shelter. It will be tested for rabies and its behavior will be monitored. Depending on the investigation, the dog may be allowed back with its owner after the 10-day period.

DURHAM NC - NURSE LINDSEY MICHNO HEARD A CHILD SCREAMING OUTSIDE ...SHE RUSHED OUT TO FIND A BULL TERRIER ATTACKING AN 11-YEAR OLD GIRL ...SHE MANAGED TO THROW THE DOG INTO A NEIGHBOR'S VAN!!!



A nurse stepped into action and recently rescued a child from a dangerous dog attack.
Lindsey Michno is a nurse at Duke Regional. She was inside her home on Stennis Way in Durham when she heard screaming outside.
"I heard screaming, and I just ran out the front door," Michno told WRAL in an exclusive interview.
Michno said she didn’t think twice about jumping in to save the 11-year-old girl who was walking home from the bus stop when the  BULL TERRIER  started biting.
Michno said she saw the dog attacking the girl on the curb. As she jumped into action, things turned more violent when the nurse pulled the dog away.
"She was laying down this way and the dog was over here," Michno said. "You can see all the bite marks and bruises on her arms.
"He (the dog) was calm for a few seconds and then he was going after me."
Michno was finally able to throw the dog into a neighbor's van to get it under control. The 11-year-old girl has a few bite marks but she told us off camera she’s going to be all right.
"It was purely a response," Michno said. "Fight or flight, got a handle in the situation. I was the only one around, and I did what I think most people would."
As for the dog that broke free from its chain, neighbors said Durham County Animal Control now has custody of it.

SONOMA COUNTY CA - A JACK RUSSELL TERRIER/PUG MIX "LUCY" WAS FATALLY MAULED BY 2 PIT BULLS AFTER THEY RIPPED IT FROM ITS OWNERS ARMS WHILE WALKING ON A PUBLIC TRAIL

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TWO PIT BULLS  that killed a dog and injured a woman on a public trail in Sonoma County will remain at the county animal shelter while officials petition the court to place restrictions on the animals’ freedom.
The dogs were involved in a Nov. 3 attack on the West County Regional Trail between Green Valley Road and Ross Lane in rural Sebastopol, raising concerns among trail users about public safety were the dogs to get out again. The pit bulls mauled a dog — a 12-pound Jack Russell terrier-pug mix named Lucy — after ripping it from the arms of its owner, a 28-year-old Occidental woman.
The dogs have been in custody with the county animal services division and they will remain there until a civil hearing is held in Sonoma County Superior Court and a judge considers whether to designate the dog as dangerous, said Kevin Davis, field supervisor for the county’s animal services division.
“The dogs aren’t going anywhere until this goes to court,” Davis said.
Lucy’s owner, Jordan Simmons, said she was grateful to know the dogs will be kept at the shelter and not released back to their owner.
“I’m very relieved,” Simmons said. “ I’m happy they’re taking this to court for further consideration.”
The pit bulls had escaped from a nearby property and were running loose along the public trail about 3:30 p.m. Nov. 3 when Simmons was out walking with a friend and their two dogs.
The pit bulls began circling them, and it became clear they were focused on Simmons’ dog, she said. Simmons picked up her dog in an attempt to protect it, and the pit bulls began jumping up and nipping at her.
The pit bulls eventually grabbed Lucy from Simmons’ arms and killed it. Simmons said she was left with bruises and cuts from the encounter.
The pit bulls were taken into custody that day and automatically quarantined for 10 days and observed for rabies, Davis said.
Since then, an animal control officer conducted an investigation into the attack, interviewing witnesses, Simmons and the dogs’ owner.
“Once we completed all that and we had everything on one table, that’s when we made the determination the dogs are going to stay with us,” Davis said.
Davis declined to identify the owner because the case remains under investigation and the county has not yet filed a petition with the court.
The petition will request a judge designate the dogs as “potentially dangerous,” a designation that gives the county authority to inspect the enclosures meant to keep the dogs confined. The designation also adds requirements for the owner to have the animals micro-chipped, neutered or spayed and to keep them on a leash no longer than 6 feet when in public. A judge can add restrictions on a case-by-case basis, Davis said.
The designation lasts three years.
Animal owners have the option of voluntarily designating animals as potentially dangerous after an incident, but Davis said the county opted against releasing the animals and awaiting a voluntary designation.
“We’re going to petition the court and ask the court to hear all the evidence and make a decision on all the requirements,” Davis said.
Most animal attacks involving pets are the result of human error, such as failing to keep an animal secure on the property, Davis said. He said that failure to follow those restrictions put on potentially dangerous animals can result in criminal charges for an owner.
The county animals services division responds to reports of aggressive and violent animals almost daily, according to Davis. This case stands out because the animal died, although it is not entirely uncommon for one animal to attack and kill another, he said.
“I tell everybody that I know, especially elderly people, to walk with a walking stick,” Davis said. “That way you have something between you and the animal.”
Davis also suggested people jump over a fence, even a short one, which can provide enough deterrence to halt an attack. Davis cautioned people against intervening in an encounter between two animals, even if one of the animals is a beloved pet.
“Some animals out there, once they get into that mode, they’re not going to stop,” Davis said.

MEMPHIS TN - A WOMAN RUSHED OUT OF HER HOME WITH A BAT TO SAVE A MAN, 56, FROM BEING KILLED BY A PACK OF DOGS ...THE DOGS BIT HER TOO!



OCTOBER 30, 2019  A 56-year-old man was nearly mauled to death by a pack of dogs Monday night, witnesses said, and when a woman stepped in to save him, she was bitten, too.
“Them are holes in her legs, big holes,” Ella Stevenson said of her sister’s injuries.
Stevenson's sister was bitten three times on her legs by four dogs, Stevenson said.
The attack happened at the corner of Princeton and Malcomb in Binghampton around 11 p.m. The dogs initially attacked a 56-year-old man.
“She heard somebody hollering, and then she ran out there with a bat,” Stevenson said.
Her swings sent the dogs running, but not before they had bitten her.
Police said the man she was trying to save went to the hospital in critical condition with bites covering his body, including his face and neck.
“There are big deep bites," Stevenson said. "They weren’t just biting to be just to be biting. They were biting to kill."
Neighbors said these are the same dogs responsible for other attacks, including one several months ago on De Larry’s nephew.
“Ate his leg all up, bit him all in his leg and everything,” Larry said.
Police said Memphis Animal Services seized a  PIT BULL AND A GERMAN SHEPHERD MIX  responsible for the attack from a home on the 3100 block of Princeton, but witnesses said there are still two dogs unaccounted for.
“I don’t own the dogs,” said a woman who answered the door at the home.
Minutes earlier, WREG spotted another woman walking out of the home with a brown pit bull.
“They need to take them damn dogs from them folks,” neighbor Michael Woods said.
If that doesn’t happen, neighbors fear more people could be hurt.
“Every single day, kids walk to school, but you got big old dogs running around here loose," Stevenson said. "It could have bit one of them. They couldn’t fight no big old pit bull off."
Police said they ended up arresting one of the dog owners for disorderly conduct after he shoved an officer. They also arrested the man who was attacked after running his name and learning he had an outstanding warrant.
MAS responded to a request for comment with the following statement:
MAS responded immediately to a call from MPD yesterday to investigate a bite on Princeton. When our officer arrived, the victim was already at the hospital, so we were not able to verify the bite, but we impounded the dogs reported to be involved, both of which are owned. One of those dogs had previously been in MAS custody to complete a bite quarantine for a bite that occurred in January 2019.
The dog’s owner complied with all requirements, and the dog was neutered and returned to her after completion of the 10-day quarantine. After a thorough investigation of the bite is complete, we’ll have more information about potential outcomes for the dogs involved.

TALENT OR - 2 GERMAN SHEPHERDS FATALLY MAULED JOANN SCOVOTTI'S BELOVED RESCUED MALTESE...THE RETIREE ON A FIXED INCOME IS LEFT WITH $8,000 VET BILL!



A talent woman says her dog was killed
 over the weekend after being mauled by a loose pair of dogs. Surgeons at the animal hospital tried to save it but were unable to.

The owner, 72-year-0ld Joann Scovotti, is now left with thousands of dollars in medical bills she’s trying to figure out how to pay. She’s hoping for restitution from the owner of the two dogs but either way, she says it’s an incident that never should have happened.
To Scovotti her rescue dog Lucy was what made her happy. For over a year the two were inseparable. Most days, they would be found taking walks around Talent. But on Sunday, during a morning walk, before Scovotti went off to Bible study, Lucy was attacked.
“Her whole back was ripped open and they then threw her and her right side was so severely damaged,” said Scovotti, remembering the traumatic moment.
She says from what seemed to be out of nowhere, two german shepherds mauled the 11-year-old Maltese.
“I was trying to get them off and kick them and do anything I could and it was just horrible,” she said.
Managing to fight them away, Scovotti says a friend rushed them to the animal hospital in Central Point. Several hours later, she received the news from the doctors.
“If you want to say goodbye you better get here now because we’ll just keep her breathing because she’s gone,” said Scovotti, recalling the final phone call.
Talent police were able to find the owner and capture the dogs. According to a police report, the owner was surprised the dogs has gotten out. They’re now being held by Jackson County Animal Control until a decision can be made.
However, Scovotti – whose retired and lives on a fixed income – is left with nearly $8,000 in medical bills. She says she’s willing to pay if she has to but would prefer justice.
“I would like to see him make restitution to me and have the dogs put down because I don’t – we can’t trust them again,” she said.
As Talent police investigate, Scovotti just wants to make sure this doesn’t happen again. She’s concerned that if they get out again, what’s stopping them from attacking another dog or worse – a child.
Talent police have not brought any charges against the owner of the two dogs yet. A decision to euthanize the animals hasn’t been made either. However, police say citations or fines may be issued once the investigation wraps up.
Scovotti says her niece has started a GoFundMe online to help raise money to pay for the bills. You can find out more   here

POLOKWANE SOUTH AFRICA - RONELLE SEITZ, 59, WAS MAULED BY A FAMILY MEMBER'S 2 PIT BULLS- THEY SCALPED HER AND ATE ON HER LEGS AND WOULD NOT LET GO UNTIL OFFICERS SHOT THEM OFF HER!!! Pitbulls attack woman: ‘They had to shoot the dogs to get them off her’

Ronelle Seitz

UPDATE:  https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Life/reconstruction-under-way-for-bosveld-woman-disfigured-in-pitbull-attack-20191106?fbclid=IwAR3akpsvzcebWm7bMpCyLCAC7y1sas-93eIVxjg2vPrad8aTfh7RhfssyhQ

A woman from Polokwane in Limpopo is in a critical but stable condition in hospital after she was attacked and mauled by a family member’s TWO PIT BULLS.
Ronelle Seitz (59) was visiting family on Saturday when the dogs attacked her.
“It was so bad that they couldn’t get the dogs off her,” says Tess Riekert from the charity organisation Back on Your Feet. She says the dogs refused to let go of Ronelle and two police officers on the scene had to shoot them to get them off her.
She was taken to the Netcare Hospital Polokwane where doctors have begun to treat her most serious wounds.
The dogs had pulled off her scalp and she sustained serious bites on her arms and legs. Ronelle will have to undergo plastic surgery to repair the damage to her scalp. A large bite on her leg will also require surgery.
“She needs immediate treatment for her injuries – treatment she won’t necessarily receive at a state hospital,” Tess says.
“Ronelle doesn’t have medical aid and we’re struggling to raise funds to keep her in a private hospital. She’s in the high-care unit and we urgently need funds to keep her there.”

https://m.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Life/bull-terriers-attack-woman-they-had-to-shoot-the-dogs-to-get-them-off-her-20191028?fbclid=IwAR1Do13I9XE05erZnFp8zX1eiQGXumbJA5L2a4ZTBTjO1qsx89md1CZMD7Y


OMAHA NE - A PIT BULL "SOMEHOW GOT OUT" AND ATTACKED ANOTHER DOG BEING WALKED BY ITS OWNER THEN TURNED ON THE WOMAN WHEN SHE TRIED TO SAVE HER PET



(WOWT) -- A pleasant evening walking the dog turned into a painful and terrifying experience for an Omaha woman. She suffered severe injuries saving her pet from an attacking pit bull.

Lulu isn’t one to pick a fight.
“Her hashtag on Instagram is Lulu the lover,” said her owner, Crystal Guerrero.
But passing by a house near 5th and William streets in Omaha's Little Italy neighborhood, a PIT BULL  charged — possibly through an open gate — and Lulu got hurt trying to fend off the other dog.
“She’s pretty protective of me so she did try, but I scooped her up, and that’s when I got the first bite on my leg,” Guerrero said.
The wound required 15 stitches and the raging pit bull kept attacking. Guerrero said, “I saw the dog bite other people and so I tried to get up and run away and the dog came back again and bit me in my upper thigh.”
The Nebraska Humane Society cited Teresa Vargas for no proof of rabies vaccination, restraint violation, dangerous animal a pit bull without a muzzle and no proof of insurance required for a pit bull.
Though the woman resident of the home was cited, a man who lives there said the dog belongs to his brother visiting in Mexico.
“It wasn’t our fault," he said. "It was my brother’s girlfriend’s fault because she doesn’t have a right to come here and open the door and let the dogs out.”
But Guerrero has a $1,000 vet bill for Lulu and expects thousands more in medical bills for herself.
“I know that we could file a claim against that policy if she had one. I have no idea how you find out. All I’ve got is a name,” said her mother, Cindy Elysea.
Six On Your Side questioned the man where the pit bull came from: “Do you have insurance to help out the lady who got bit?”
The man replied: ”Yeah we do, but it’s personal so I can’t say anything about it right now.”
Guerrero has her own medical coverage, but with a deductible, so she may hire an attorney.
The mother of the pit bull owner is considered responsible for the dog at the time of the attack; she goes to court in mid-December.
The Humane Society will hold the dog until a judge decides on the criminal charges and possibly the fate of the pit bull.



OMAHA NE - A PIT BULL THAT HAD BEEN IN FOSTER CARE WITH A WOMAN FOR 6 WEEKS SUDDENLY WENT PIT ON THE WOMAN'S CAIRN TERRIER AND THEN TURNED ON THE WOMAN WHEN SHE TRIED TO SAVE HER PET

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An Omaha woman was viciously attacked by her foster dog before it ran away.

Ellyn Grant said she loves dogs and has been fostering them for nearly eight years. The latest dog she fostered just had puppies.

"I called her Honey Bun. That's the kind of dog she was up until this morning," Grant said.


Grant had been caring for the dog for the last six weeks but then it suddenly turned violent.
She said she found the dog attacking her cairn terrier in her front yard near 49th Avenue and Cumming street.
"They were in the corner over there when she was trying to kill," Grant said.
She said she ran outside to save her dog.
"I got between them. I kept trying to cover up my dog to protect her, trying to get the PIT BULL'S teeth off her."
But then the dog jumped on top of her and started to attack her.
"There were about half a dozen men hanging around trying to fight her off, trying to help me," Grant said. 
"I had to grab a hard rake. The guy across the street grabbed a 2 x 6 and we had some other neighbors jump over the fence. We got the pit bull away from her," Jon York said.
Eventually, Grant said the dog ran away.
"She might come back because she has puppies here but given the state she was in this morning, I just have no idea what might happen next," she said.
The Nebraska Humane Society searched for the dog in the area for hours.
"They hit her so she's probably hurt and with them hitting her, ain't no telling how far she ran," an animal control officer said.
The pit bull mix was eventually found in the Dundee Neighborhood.
The Nebraska Humane Society said the dog will be quarantined for 10 days.
NHS also took her puppies to be cared for.