Saturday, December 21, 2019


One woman was killed and another injured in what Houston police are calling a "vicious dog attack" early Saturday morning in Northside.
THREE PIT BULLS  were believed to be responsible for the attacks at around 5 a.m. in the 5500 block of Arlington Street, near the intersection of Tidwell and the North Freeway, Assistant Chief Pete Lopez told news media.
It’s unclear if both women were attacked at the same time or in separate incidents.
City ordinances require dog owners to keep their dogs contained on leashes, Lopez said. The assistant chief raised negligent manslaughter as a possible charge.
The dogs were contained in the yard of an Arlington St. house in the hours after the attack, and animal control was coming to retrieve them.
The surviving woman was taken to the hospital and will survive her wounds, which include several dog bites, Lopez said.
The medical examiner’s office arrived at the scene just after 9 a.m. to retrieve the woman’s body from a ditch on the eastern side of the road.
Across the street, a dog lay dead in another ditch that neighbors said was unrelated to the attacks — it had been there for days.
Neighbors said they were awoken by intense barking at around 3 a.m. The calls to police were reported at 5:48 and 5:55 a.m., according to Lopez.
The neighbors, who did not want to be identified, said the dogs had a history of aggression and violence. One said the animals had gotten into a neighbor’s house a couple years ago, and they had also attacked their owner.
Lopez said he had officers check for service calls in the last year and didn’t find any in that period.
It’s unknown at this time whether the two victims knew each other or were together at the time of the attacks.
The woman who survived made her way to the intersection of Cortland and Hamilton streets about a block away, where her husband called police, according to Lopez.
The animals’ owner, who was one of two people to report the attack to police, could face charges, Lopez said. Police were referring the case to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.


(KTRK) -- A woman is dead and another is injured after authorities say they were attacked by THREE PIT BULLS  in north Houston.

Houston police say they were called to the 5500 block of Arlington Street near East Hamilton around 5:45 a.m. after a man said his wife had been attacked by dogs.

Police say the woman was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Moments later, another call came in from the owner of the dogs who said his dogs had attacked another woman and she was lying in the ditch.

Officers found the woman dead with bite marks all over her body. The dogs were immediately contained, and animal control is headed to take them away.

Neighbors say the dogs have a history of being vicious.

Officers say the owner could face negligent manslaughter charges.

2019 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 47  (13 children + 3 teenagers + 31 adults)

PIT BULL - 23  (KY 3, FL 2, CA 7, GA 1, TX 4, MI 2, OK 2, VA 1, MA 1)
BOXER ? - (IA - 1)
BOXER MIX - (SC - 1)
ROTTWEILER - (CA- 1, NV- 1,  KY- 1)
HUSKY MIX - (GA - 1)

CA - 9
TX - 7
KY - 4
FL - 3
TN - 3
MI - 3
OK -3 
GA - 2
MA - 2
AZ - 1
CT - 1
IA - 1
MS - 1
NC - 1
NV - 1
NY - 1
OH - 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, 43, 45, 47
Neighbors and family Members Pits Killed Child Walking Home From School - 44
Family Pit Killed Owner - 27, 35, 39, 46 
Family Rescued Great Danes Killed Owner - 40
Family Pit Killed child - 17, 33
Family Foster Pit Killed Child - 38
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 - 36
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
Homeless pit breeder's pits fatally mauled a homeless man who had come to visit 
    her at a homeless encampment in a dry creek bed - 42
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 - 37
95 year old woman killed by pit bull/pointer mix at either friends or family's house - 41

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 -

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.

39) 11-1 - Brandy O'Dell - 41 - Bay City MI - She was found dead in a house trailer and the coroner ruled that she died from an attack by one or both of the PIT BULLS that were in the home ......need more

40) 11-1 - Mary Matthews - 49 - Clearcreek TWP Warren County OH - The woman was found dead in her home by her husband and his son with blood everywhere and her two large dogs, that first reports are saying are Rescued Great Danes, on the deck - Coroner ruled that she died from probably blood loss and severe injuries from the attack by the dogs - 

41) 11-6 - Janet D'Aleo - 95 - She was from Enfield CT but was visiting in a home in Suffield CT when a pit bull/pointer mix attacked her - She was taken to Hospital in Springfield MA where she died from Life-Threatening Injuries.

42) 11-   - Lasaro Macedo - 38 - Madera CA - A homeless man who was mauled by another homeless woman's pit bulls ....
Death Investigation:
On Monday November 11th, officers responded to a deceased person in the riverbed, in the 1400 block of E. Yosemite. We have identified the deceased male as 38-year-old Lasaro Macedo. An autopsy was conducted and ruled that Macedo died as a result of injuries he sustained during a dog attack. At the time of our response an extremely aggressive dog charged officers. In self-defense the officers had to shoot the dog, killing it. There was a second dog impounded at scene that was believed to be involved in the attack. We have been attempting to locate the owner of the dogs, who has been identified as Heather Anglin, without success. We ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call in or Heather herself contact Det. Short at 675-4239. We would also like to take this time to offer our sincere condolences to the Macedo family for their loss. MT

43) 11-21 - Lorena - Dacula, Gwinnett County GA - She was attacked by a neighbor's 3 pit bulls in her yard on Sept 16 ...She was hospitalized with horrific life-threatening injuries including muscle and nerve damage to all limbs, internal organ damage and unable to communicate with her family members - She died on Nov 23.

44) 12-14  - Victor "Kiko" Garces - 12 - Hollis, Harmon County OK - He was walking home from school just after noon when 3 pit bulls attacked him in an alley ....

45) 12-14 - Cledith Davenport - 79 - Broken Bow OK - He was found along with his little pet dog laying in a ditch near his home by a postal worker - The postal worker drove to the neighbor's house where the "UP TO 11" Pit Bull/Blue Heelers were bred and raised.

46) 12-20 - Melissa Astacio - 44 - Somerset, Bristol County MA - Her daughter reported that she began having a seizure and then the family 8-year-old pit bull began attacking her - First Responders finally had to taser the animal to stop the attack - She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

47) 12-21 - Unidentified Woman - Houston TX - She was walking on the street near a home where pit bulls often got out an old fence and had chased people and even entered a home once - She was found laying in a ditch dead - Another woman was also found from a separate attack nearby and was rushed to a hospital and it is believed she will live. 


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 .....

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! 

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