Wednesday, January 29, 2020

DOVER DE - A 12-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS ATTACKED TONIGHT BY 3 DOGS - 2 CANE CORSOS AND A MIXED BREED THAT BELONGED TO A "FAMILY MEMBER" - DUE TO THE SEVERITY OF HIS WOUNDS HE WAS TRANSPORTED TO A. I. DUPONT CHILDRENS'

Dover Police Respond to Dog Attack on Child

Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 at 2:50PM
Location:  Sheldrake Circle (Cannon Mills), Dover, DE
Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information 


The Dover Police Department responded to an emergency call of a child being attacked by three dogs on Tuesday afternoon. Officers arrived and located a severely injured 12-year-old boy while the dogs remained at large in the area. A Dover officer fired shots at the dogs due to their continued aggressive behavior but did not strike them. Additional officers and Dover Animal Control arrived on scene to assist with keeping the victim and medical personnel safe so the child could be removed from the scene and transported to the hospital. The three dogs continued to remain at large until officers located them and were forced to use their service weapons to neutralize them due to their continued aggression.
The child suffered severe injuries and was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital for treatment. While the child’s injuries have been determined to not be life-threatening, the child is being transported to A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital for further treatment due to severity of his wounds.
The dogs (TWO CANE CORSOS AND ONE UNDETERMINED POSSIBLE MIXED BREED) belonged to a family member of the child victim. The investigation is ongoing at this time.


BRENHAM TX - "2 FAMILY DOGS AT GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE" "SOMEHOW GOT OUT" OF THE HOUSE AND ATTACKED 5-YEAR-OLD MASON SWAIN ...LEFT EAR GONE AND HALF HIS RIGHT ...UPPER LIP GONE AND MOST HIS EYELID ...PARENTS DANCE, DANCE, DANCE AROUND NAMING THE BREED OF THE MEAT GRINDER !!!!



A child from Brenham is in critical condition at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital after his parents said he was mauled by two family dogs.  Mason Swain, 5, was Life-Flighted to the Texas Medical Center last Friday.

Mason’s parents, Kelton Swain and Casey McDaniel, said that even though Mason spent plenty of time with the two dogs in the past, they were careful with Mason around them. Still, the worst happened.

According to McDaniel, Mason was at her grandmother’s house when the attack happened.
“The dogs were initially locked up in the house and when Mason came outside the dogs broke out of that room and they got to him,” McDaniel said.

Mason’s father found his critically injured son in the backyard.
“Mason was lying on the ground,” Swain said. “I seen his face and I just broke down, you know? I thought he was pretty much gone until my baby said, ‘Daddy?’ And I looked down and I said, ‘Oh, you’re still with me, baby! Keep fighting! Keep fighting … daddy’s here.’”

The dogs were put down immediately.

Mason was airlifted to the Texas Medical Center where he’s already undergone three surgeries and will need many more.
Mason Swain in hospital


"HE'S MISSING HIS LEFT EAR, HALF OF HIS RIGHT, MOST OF HIS EYELID, HE'S MISSING HIS TOP UPPER LIP," “He’s missing his left ear, half of his right, most of his eyelid, he’s missing his top upper lip,” his mother said.
Mason has been sedated since shortly after the attack. His mother said doctors will soon be removing tissue from his chest and legs to place into the wounds on his face and will also need skin grafting.
McDaniel and Swain have spent day and night by Mason’s side, still in disbelief that this happened, praying that their little boy is OK.

“He had played with these dogs from, pretty much from birth almost, you know? So, it was not expected. These were family dogs,” Swain said.

For other parents, they offer this advice: “Stay alert. You can’t trust a family animal because they are animals.”

Mason is described as being a happy boy who has brought joy to the family since the moment he was born. A home video shows Mason happily dancing around the living room to Pharrell’s song, "Happy."

“[Mason’s brought] happiness … what hasn’t he brought? He’s brought everything,” Swain said.
“He’s just always so happy. Everybody just loves him,” his mother added.
“And he’s still here today,” Swain said. “So it shows that God gave me a soldier. He’s strong. He’s strong.”

To follow Mason’s recovery and to help support it, you can check out the GoFundMe account set up to help the family with medical bills.



Tuesday, January 28, 2020

LAFAYETTE IN - JULIAN CONNEL , 26 DAYS OLD - WAS MAULED TO DEATH BY THE FAMILY'S PIT BULL ON SAT 25 JAN



(WTHR) — A 26-day-old baby died Saturday after a dog attack in a Lafayette home.


Police got the call to a home on Greenbush St. near Market Square just after 11:30 a.m. after the victim's brother called 911 to report the attack.
Police said the family's pit bull mix and beagle mix dogs had been fighting and the brother separated the dogs.
"The two dogs were engaged in some sort of a fight in the bedroom where the infant was staying. The brother was actually able to separate the beagle away from the pitbull, take it out of the room and when he returned, he found that the PIT BILL  had attacked the infant," Lafayette Police Lt. Matt Gard said. "The infant did suffer some catastrophic injuries."
The first officer to arrive at the home found the pit-mix dog standing over the severely injured infant.
"He could see that the baby had some pretty severe injuries and he believed the infant needed immediate lifesaving aid," Gard said. "Unfortunately, in order to render aid to the infant, the officer did fire his handgun one time, striking the dog, killing it."
Julian was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The Tippecanoe County coroner said a preliminary autopsy showed the baby died from multiple sharp force injuries from dog bites. The coroner is calling the attack accidental.
It's not clear where exactly the baby was in the bedroom when the attack started. Police say the baby's mom was home at the time of the attack.
Gard said the incident is affecting officers on the force in Lafayette.
"A lot of our officers have young children of our own and seeing this is definitely tragic incident. It's one we hope we don't have to encounter again," Gard said. "Supervision of your children at all times is paramount. You never know, even the most friendly dog could turn. You never know." 


One neighbor told Eyewitness News he believed there should be a permit or license required to own a pit bull.
"Because it is a dangerous dog, dangerous breed. And it's not really what you would consider a family dog," said the man, who only gave his first name, James. "Where I'm from, in New York, you have to get a permit for that type of breed. Same thing should be here. Same thing to avoid that happening again."
The beagle mix was taken to the Purdue Veterinary Hospital for treatment of its injuries.
https://www.wthr.com/article/baby-dies-after-dog-attack-lafayette


https://www.wlfi.com/content/news/Infant-killed-in-dog-attack-567325911.html?fbclid=IwAR3_LrK5BiUVD8P1l5hrgijI5Wz4vC-PFeomrX1LP0BW8aLtQGzFEXwRV1o#.Xi8iAdMpRvU.facebook

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2020 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 4  (2 adults + 2 infants )

PIT BULL - 3
PACK OF DOGS - 1

IN - 1 (4)
KY - 1 (1)
NM - 1 (2)
OH - 1 (3) 


Friend's Pit Killed Man in his own Yard
Parent's Pit Killed 4 month old with Mother Sleeping in same room
Pack of Dogs Killed Woman Walking on the Street 


1)  1-8 - Kay Torres - 52 - Taos Pueblo NM - Mauled to death by a Pack of Dogs mid morning on Wednesday, January 8 - The longtime teacher's backpack was found in the street and the dogs were standing over her - She had many dog bites to her body.

2) 1-9 - McKenzie Terwell - 4 months old - Dayton OH - The father returned home to find the infant on the floor not breathing - He  told the dispatcher that a family member was supposed to be watching the child - The child bled to death  -  A neighbor said that they had seen 3 to 4 pit bulls in the yard this summer - Reports say she was attacked by 1 pit and it was ruled "AN ACCIDENT - However, now they are reporting that the mother was asleep on the couch and had taken prescription drugs and did not hear the dog kill the baby.

3) 1-10 - Donald W. Abner - 55 -  Conway, Rockcastle County KY -  Police were called around 3:40am on Friday morning by neighbors who said there was a commotion in a yard nearby - One article reported that a girl friend of the victim who was staying with him at the home and owned the Pit Bull was standing near the body jumping on him and ordering the pit bull to attack him - Police were met by the very aggressive pit and they shot it to gain access to the victim - The woman was traumatized by the attack and was taken to a hospital for observation - The victim had bites on his head and face but autopsies will be conducted on both the victim and the dog - The woman was arrested for using a pit bull as a weapon against the man.

4) 1-25 - Julian Connell - 26 days old - Lafayette IN - It was reported that the infant was in a bedroom and the pit bull began fighting the beagle - apparently in the same room - a teenage brother managed to take the beagle out but later returned and the pit bull was standing over the baby that had injuries to head and neck - The teenage brother called 911 - It appears the mother was in the home at the time. 


Saturday, January 25, 2020

DENVER CO - GRANDMOTHER SHARON SUCHARSKI DISAGREES WITH A DENVER COUNCILMAN ON HIS PROPOSAL TO END THE PIT BULL BAN ..."2 PIT BULLS RAISED BY A LOVING FAMILY TOOK MY 14-MO-OLD GRANDSON OUT OF THEIR OWNER'S ARMS RIPPING HIM AND BREAKING HIS SPINE KILLING HIM ...I GET SO TIRED OF HEARING IT'S HOW THEY ARE RAISED!"



Denver City Councilman Chris Herndon is proposing ending the city's longstanding pit bull ban and replacing it with a licensing system.
The FOX31 Problem Solvers dug deeper into Herndon's reasoning behind this move and why others are saying it's dangerous.
Both sides focus on the same argument: irresponsible ownership.
“One particular dog I grew up with is Rottweilers,” Herndon said. "Some people might say that is a dangerous breed, but from my experience, I’ve recognized it’s not the breed of the dog, but how it is raised.”
“But the two pit bulls who killed our grandson were raised by a loving family,” grandmother Sharon Sucharski said.
Sucharski, of Centennial, says pit bulls attacked and killed her 14-month-old grandson Daxton while he was in the arms of the dogs’ owner.
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“They basically broke his spine and he died,” Sucharski said, adding, “What else can you do? They were loved, the dogs were loved, so I get so tired of hearing ‘It’s how they were raised.’”
Sucharski can’t agree with Herndon and many others' logic on the irresponsible ownership argument, but she understands the councilmember is trying his best to meet both sides in the middle.
“This is not an all-out repeal,” Herndon told FOX31. “We’re saying this is a transition period: create a breed-restricted license, we know where they are, we have their information. Should something occur, we can deal with it and here’s the data to see what we should do in the future.”
Herndon says people are already breaking the law and keeping pit bulls in city and county limits. He believes his proposal will better regulate what is already happening to make it safer.
“We don’t know where they (pit bull owners) are, we don’t know their numbers,” Herndon said. “Are they getting socialization, vet care? This bill actually allows them to go to a dog park, a vet in the city of Denver, get the services."
“So what are we even teaching our young kids?" Sucharski questioned. “It’s OK because eventually people will change the rules to do what you want them to do? I’d hate to have another family go through this.”
Herndon will present his plan to the Safety, Housing, Education & Homelessness committee Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. He plans to bring subject matter experts with data to show pit bulls do not bite at a larger rate than other breeds.

https://kdvr.com/2020/01/21/woman-who-lost-grandson-in-pit-bull-attack-speaks-out-against-proposal-to-end-denver-ban/



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http://www.dogsbitedecatural.com/2015/06/watertown-wi-2013-victim-advocates.html

http://www.dogsbitedecatural.com/2015/06/daxtons-friends-for-canine-education.html

http://www.dogsbitedecatural.com/2015/10/national-pit-bull-victim-awareness-day_78.html

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http://www.dogsbitedecatural.com/2016/03/daxton-borchardts-angel-day-is-march-6.html

http://www.dogsbitedecatural.com/2018/08/pit-bulls-unleashed-should-they-be.html


Friday, January 24, 2020

WENATCHEE, CHELAN COUNTY WA - 2 ROTTWEILERS AND 2 MIXED BREED DOGS MAULED A WOMAN AS SHE WAS WALKING UP NUMBER 2 CANYON

Animal Care & Control (ACC) received a report of a dog bite around noon today, January 23, 2020.
The reporting party stated that his wife was attacked by four dogs and was bitten repeatedly all over her body, including severe injury to the left hand and left ear. The attack occurred up Number 2 Canyon, in Wenatchee.
The dogs were reportedly two Rottweiler type dogs and two mixed breed type dogs. The reporting party states the dogs left in an older maroon Subaru station wagon.
An ACC officer has been patrolling the area to try and find the dogs and vehicle matching the description.
If you have any possible information to help identify these dogs and vehicle owner, please contact Animal Care & Control at 509-662-9577, option 1.

MARTINDALE, CALDWELL COUNTY TX - AN ELDERLY NEIGHBOR HELPED SAVE A CITY COUNCILWOMAN FROM 2 DOGS THAT "SOMEHOW GOT OUT" AND ATTACKED HER



It was "neighbors helping neighbors" when a man stopped his car to help a woman being attacked by dogs in Martindale Wednesday afternoon not knowing who she was.

https://www.fox7austin.com/video/645302?fbclid=IwAR19s88SYaWZF460bbgj-rsPhxbOxuniLd_VM4xEythjTSxMqlGgchjBH9Q

Sunday, January 19, 2020

YORK COUNTY SC - A 71-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS FLOWN BY HELICOPTER TO CHARLOTTE AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL ...14 DOGS TAKEN AND PIT FIGHTING SUSPECTED



(WSPA) - A woman has been flown to the hospital after she was attacked by a dog in rural York County.

The York County Sheriff’s Office said the attack happened Saturday at a home on Sawmill Road near Hickory Grove.
The 71-year-old victim was flown to a hospital in Charlotte for her injuries.
The dog,  a PIT BULL TERRIER,  was seized by York County animal control.
Investigators said the woman was a family member who was at the home to tend to several dogs for their owner when one got loose and attacked.
The sheriff’s office said they found 14 dogs in the home and evidence of several violations including dogs which were improperly restrained, aggressive, and lacking adequate food, water, and shelter.
Deputies said they are investigating the possibility that the dogs were used for fighting.
“This incident speaks to the viciousness and violent nature of raising animals for the purpose of fighting and unfortunately caused very serious and unnecessary harm to an innocent and unintended victim,” said York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson. “This activity is cruel, unnecessary and criminal.”
There’s no word on the victim’s condition.
The sheriff’s office continues to investigate the case.


Friday, January 17, 2020

TAOS COUNTY NM - KAY TORRES, 52, A LONGTIME TAOS PUEBLO HEAD START TEACHER, WAS MAULED TO DEATH BY A PACK OF DOGS ON JANUARY 8

pack attack taos pueblo


Updated Jan. 16 at 11:30 a.m.
Law enforcement suspect that a longtime Taos Pueblo teacher was killed by a pack of dogs on pueblo land the morning of Jan. 8, bringing into focus the most extreme danger of dog overpopulation – not only at the pueblo, but also in the wider Taos County area.
Newly selected Taos Pueblo Gov. Edwin Concha confirmed with the Taos News this week that the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator is looking into the death of the woman, but Concha declined to identify her "out of respect to her family."
But speaking via phone from her home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this week, Sandra Bible identified the deceased as her sister, 52-year-old Kay Torres.
"She had worked for Taos Pueblo Head Start," Bible said. "She'd worked for Taos Public Schools over the years."
Bible said she and her sister are Taos Pueblo and Muscogee, a tribe based in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Torres had settled at Taos Pueblo, where she became known as a caring and thoughtful teacher to many generations of young students. According to an obituary published by the De Vargas Funeral Home, she is survived by six children, her parents and five siblings.
While the investigation into Torres' cause of death remains open, Bible said it seems clear that her sister was, in fact, killed by a pack of dogs at the pueblo.
A dispatch log provided by Taos County also indicates that the loose dogs may have killed Torres.
According to the log, a caller reported seeing Torres' body surrounded by a pack of dogs who were attacking her mid-morning on Jan. 8 near the intersection of Leaf Arrow Lane and Willow Lane. The caller said she fended off the dogs with a stick. When the animals cleared away, she said she could see bite marks on Torres' arms and legs. Torres was carrying a backpack with her, which the caller said "someone" took from the middle of the roadway.
"It appears that Kay Torres was killed by a pack of dogs," Taos Pueblo Tribal Police Officer James Gladeau reported from the scene, according to the log. Gladeau was filling in for Chief Gary Lefthand last week at the tribal agency.
The report did not indicate how many dogs were involved in the apparent attack or whether they were wild or domesticated, but Bible said loose dogs in the area have been an ongoing concern.
"We've been hearing that this was not the first dog attack on tribal land," Bible said. "They have something out there where you're not supposed to have more than two dogs. But everybody has more than that. There's no control on the reservation."
In a public post published on Taos Pet Connection, a Facebook page for local pet owners, Taos Pueblo tribal member JuanIsidro Concha posted a notice for three dogs he was putting up for adoption in light of Torres' death.
"We are rehoming our friends because of the recent tragedy at Taos Pueblo," he wrote. "In memory of Momma Kay Torres our family has decided to comply with tribal policy and only keep two dogs at our home. I'm hoping that by doing so others will follow suit and try to find homes for their overabundance of dogs."
Animal control officers staffed at the town of Taos and Taos County pick up animals reported loose in their jurisdictions every week. While neither Taos Police Chief David Trujillo nor Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe had noticed a recent spike in dog attacks, Trujillo said his department recorded 24 reports in 2019. Hogrefe said his office had recorded 56.
To their knowledge, Torres' death was the only fatal dog attack they could recall in Taos County during their time in law enforcement.





2020 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 3  ( 2 adults + 1 infant (4 mos)

PIT BULL - 2
PACK OF DOGS - 1

KY - 1 (1)
NM - 1 (2)
OH - 1 (3) 


Friend's Pit Killed Man in his own Yard
Parent's Pit Killed 4 month old with Mother Sleeping in same room
Pack of Dogs Killed Woman Walking on the Street 


1)  1-8 - Kay Torres - 52 - Taos Pueblo NM - Mauled to death by a Pack of Dogs mid morning on Wednesday, January 8 - The longtime teacher's backpack was found in the street and the dogs were standing over her - She had many dog bites to her body.

2) 1-9 - McKenzie Terwell - 4 months old - Dayton OH - The father returned home to find the infant on the floor not breathing - He  told the dispatcher that a family member was supposed to be watching the child - The child bled to death  -  A neighbor said that they had seen 3 to 4 pit bulls in the yard this summer - Reports say she was attacked by 1 pit and it was ruled "AN ACCIDENT - However, now they are reporting that the mother was asleep on the couch and had taken prescription drugs and did not hear the dog kill the baby.

3) 1-10 - Donald W. Abner - 55 -  Conway, Rockcastle County KY -  Police were called around 3:40am on Friday morning by neighbors who said there was a commotion in a yard nearby - One article reported that a girl friend of the victim who was staying with him at the home and owned the Pit Bull was standing near the body jumping on him and ordering the pit bull to attack him - Police were met by the very aggressive pit and they shot it to gain access to the victim - The woman was traumatized by the attack and was taken to a hospital for observation - The victim had bites on his head and face but autopsies will be conducted on both the victim and the dog - The woman was arrested for using a pit bull as a weapon against the man.


Monday, January 13, 2020

DAYTON OH - 4-MONTH-OLD MCKENZIE TERWELL WAS FATALLY MAULED ON JAN 9 AROUND MIDNIGHT BY AT LEAST ONE OF THE MANY FAMILY PIT BULLS SEEN ON THE PROPERTY




The mother of the 4-month-old Dayton baby who was killed by a dog last week was sleeping on a couch, possibly after taking prescription medication, when the child’s father found the baby dead on the floor, according to a search warrant filed by Dayton police.

McKenzie Terwell died from blood loss due to extensive soft tissue trauma, and her death was ruled an accident, according to Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger. Dayton Police said the baby was attacked by a dog.

The Dayton Daily News on Wednesday obtained an affidavit written by Dayton Police Detective Karina Sulek seeking permission to search and collect evidence in the case. An attempt to reach Terwell and Shoup for this story was unsuccessful Wednesday.

Sulek wrote when officers arrived at the home on the 100 block of Vermont Avenue on Jan. 9, the baby’s father, Parker Terwell, was on the front porch with the baby’s remains.

“Mr. Terwell said he just arrived home, and his girlfriend and mother of the child, Mary Shoup, was asleep on the living room sofa,” the affidavit in the search warrant requests says. “Mr. Terwell informed officers that Ms. Shoup is on prescription medication.”

Prescriptions were seen next to the sofa, according to the affidavit, and Shoup was prescribed them.  “The prescriptions included Alprazolam, Bupropion and Sertalian, Known side effects of these prescriptions are: drowsiness, cognitive dysfunction and insomnia,” the affidavit says.

Also, the affidavit says officers were told by Parker Terwell that he had thrown a marijuana bong in the kitchen trash can before police arrived.

The affidavit said the baby was badly injured when officers arrived.

The information in the search warrant seems to support what was said during a 9-1-1 call alerting authorities that the baby had died. In that call, Parker Terwell tells a dispatcher that he just got home from work and he found his baby dead on the floor alone.

“She’s cold. She’s gone,” Parker Terwell said while crying.
He tells the dispatcher that McKenzie’s mother was supposed to be watching her.No funeral services for McKenzie had been publicized by Wednesday afternoon.The search warrant says officers collected evidence at the home when they searched it Friday. The evidence included photographs, suspected human remains, a bong, medications, vials of suspected alcohol, DNA swabs and tin plate residue.It was returned on Monday, according to the search warrant.Police have not said whether any charges are pending in the investigation, however, the search warrant lists endangering children as a possible charge.

https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/crime--law/warrant-mom-dead-dayton-baby-attacked-dog-was-sleeping-couch/Pt5sau5XowU9buDGK1MEfK/

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(WDTN) – Police are investigating after an infant died of injuries sustained from being attacked by a family dog.
Shortly before midnight on January 9, Dayton officers responded to the 100 block of Vermont Avenue for reports of an infant not breathing.
According to Lt. Jason Hall, Commander of the Violent Crime Bureau, officers found that the child had been attacked by the family dog and died of her injuries.
The Coroner’s Office later identified the child as 4-month-old McKenzie Terwell and ruled the death an accident
According to the coroner, the infant bled to death.
The dog, who Dayton Police tell us is a  PIT BULL,  has since been quarantined and the incident is under investigation by the police department’s Special Victims Unit.
Two “beware of dog” signs are posted at the front of the Vermont Avenue home.
According to a 911 call, a parent had returned home to find the baby on the floor and not breathing. The parent also told the dispatcher a family member was supposed to be watching the girl.
“It’s painful to have that young of a child taken out of your life because of a dog,” said Darleen Bohannon, a neighbor.
Bohannon told 2 NEWS she has seen at least two to three pit bulls in the family’s fenced yard, as recently as this past fall.
“Really we didn’t hear them,” she said. “Unless there was somebody [coming] around.”
Bohannon said from what she has seen, the dogs never appeared to be aggressive. But now, especially as a dog owner herself, she said she’s concerned.
“I hope that they don’t let the dogs back to them,” Bohannon said. “I hope that she can recover from the loss of her baby girl. And I hope the family just has some kind of peace.”
While police have not released the exact circumstances in this case, veterinarians say a young child should never be left alone with any pet, and under supervision, parents should make sure there’s some kind of barrier between the two.
“I think the parent should be actually holding the infant,” said Dr. Daniel Brauer, a veterinarian and owner of Dayton South Veterinary Clinic. “The infant should never be put down on the floor and let the pet come up and lick it or lay on it or lay next to it.”
A spokesperson for the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center was unable to release any further information on the investigation.
https://www.wdtn.com/news/local-news/infant-dies-after-being-attacked-by-family-dog-in-dayton-home/?fbclid=IwAR2f4gKH8qutGbhQFRixNg-Y-Qr2M1CIYzbGsWLmGxccFNRyzw5ZBGXW31o



2020 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 2   1 adult + 1 infant (4 mos)

PIT BULL - 2

KY - 1 (1)
OH - 1 (2) 


Girl friend Arrested for using Pit as weapon to Kill Man in back yard
Unfortunate Accident as 4-month-old girl bled to death ...found in floor attacked by family pit   

2) 1-9 McKenzie Terwell - 4 months old - The father of the infant returned home to find the baby on the floor not breathing - He told the dispatcher that a family member was supposed to be watching the child - The child bled to death from the injuries - A neighbor said that they had seen 3 to 4 pit bulls in the yard this summer - They are saying that she was attacked by 1 pit and it was ruled "AN ACCIDENT". A later article says that the mother of the baby was asleep on the couch after taking prescription drugs and did not wake up during the attack.


1)  1-10 Donald W. Abner - 55 -  Conway, Rockcastle County KY -  Police were called around 3:40am on Friday morning by neighbors who said there was a commotion in a yard nearby - One article reported that a girl friend of the victim who was staying with him at the home and owned the Pit Bull was standing near the body jumping on him and ordering the pit bull to attack him - Police were met by the very aggressive pit and they shot it to gain access to the victim - The woman was traumatized by the attack and was taken to a hospital for observation - The victim had bites on his head and face but autopsies will be conducted on both the victim and the dog - The woman was arrested for using a pit bull as a weapon against the man.



Friday, January 10, 2020

CONWAY, ROCKCASTLE COUNTY KY - STATE POLICE SAY A PIT BULL IS THOUGHT TO HAVE FATALLY MAULED DONALD W. ABNER, 55, WHO WAS FOUND NEAR HIS TRUCK EARLY FRIDAY MORNING WITH BITES TO HIS HEAD AND FACE


https://www.wtvq.com/2020/01/10/man-dies-berea-dog-attack/ 

https://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Man-fatally-attacked-by-dog-in-Rockcastle-County-566875091.html

(LEX 18) — Police say they will need autopsy results before being able to determine how a Rockcastle County man died in his home on Friday morning.

“They’ll be able to tell if it was a gun shot, a dog bite, or heart attack,” said Trooper Scottie Pennington of the Kentucky State Police.

KSP and Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call, which came at roughly 3:40 am. When they got to the home on Pug Lane of U.S. 25, they were met by an overly aggressive dog.

“In the interest of their safety and everyone in the neighborhood, they put the animal down,” Pennington said.

According to Pennington, the victim had dog bites on his face and head, but no one can say for certain if he was killed by those bite wounds. Pennington said the dog was well-fed, and appeared to be a healthy PIT BULL.

The Rockcastle County Coroner told LEX 18, that a female friend of the victim was inside the home at the time the 9-1-1 call was placed, and that the dog belonged to her. She was traumatized by the episode and taken to a nearby hospital for observation.

Autopsies will be conducted on both the victim and the dog to determine a possible cause of death. In the case of the dog, investigators would like to know if   she  was infected with rabies, or any other potentially dangerous diseases.

Police will release the name of the victim once they have that information, and notify the man’s next of kin.

https://www.lex18.com/news/covering-kentucky/man-dies-after-being-mauled-by-dog-in-rockcastle-county?fbclid=IwAR2xwINgZw05CROvyHACkiVR58RuQD-qqQoGbS38s6Nwln8_QneHf0dyHI0


2020 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES -   1 adult

KY - 1


Girl friend Arrested for using Pit as weapon to Kill Man in back yard 


1) 1-10  Donald W. Abner - 55 -  Conway, Rockcastle County KY -  Police were called around 3:40am on Friday morning by neighbors who said there was a commotion in a yard nearby - One article reported that a girl friend of the victim who was staying with him at the home and owned the Pit Bull was standing near the body jumping on him and ordering the pit bull to attack him - Police were met by the very aggressive pit and they shot it to gain access to the victim - The woman was traumatized by the attack and was taken to a hospital for observation - The victim had bites on his head and face but autopsies will be conducted on both the victim and the dog - The woman was arrested for using a pit bull as a weapon against the man.



Wednesday, January 8, 2020

TWO PIT BULLS IN PETCO LEAVE A BLOODY MESS AS THEY TRY TO RIP EACH OTHER'S FACES OFF




Those poor neglected pibbles! You have to feed them a steady diet of neighborhood pets and children so they can grow big and strong and get all of their energy out! Clearly these owners didn't understand how to raise a nanny dog the right way.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZEIi6YEpGE&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0JbgzzNbGy9ku-kTnN1CX9EMHj3NBoENxrxfjj34PisE7dSr8qcn_wC4k


PHOENIX AZ - GRANDFATHER'S PIT BULL JUMPED UP AND SNATCHED A TODDLER FROM ITS MOTHER'S ARMS AND MAULED HER

2-year-old mauled by grandfather's dog

(3TV/CBS 5) -- A toddler is recovering after being mauled by a dog at a home in west Phoenix.


According to Phoenix police, at around 6:30 p.m on Tuesday, a woman and her 2-year-old daughter were at their home near 35th Avenue and Indian School Road with several others.
The girl's mother told Arizona's Family that her daughter, Aria, was in surgery most of the night and has a long road ahead of her, including more operations. She is, however, expected to survive.
Police say after the mother picked up Aria, a dog, described as a  PIT BULL, jumped up and snatched the child from the mother’s arms. Police say the dog then started to maul the girl.
"Pray for her mom because it’s horrible," a family friend told Arizona's Family. "My friend just lost her dog, who she was totally devoted to, and I don’t know even know what to say about the granddaughter. Aria is a beautiful little girl, and I hope this doesn’t affect the rest of her life, which it’s gonna."
According to the friend, Aria and her mom live with her grandfather. The dog was his. The friend said the dog was usually well-behaved and that this behavior was "out of character" for it.
"I was just talking to the owner -- the owner of the dog -- and he’s pretty broken up about it, especially since it’s his granddaughter it happened to," the friend said.
Someone inside the house eventually shot and killed the dog, but the family would not tell police who did it and no gun was recovered from the home. The girl was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries, police said.
The other people inside the home at the time left and reportedly never returned.
The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with medical expenses.
https://www.azfamily.com/news/young-phoenix-girl-seriously-injured-after-being-mauled-by-dog/article_ca6ea64c-325b-11ea-92cc-63abdde36d54.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR3sBkKHo7Zi8oAVTgjSAR2KktmUhP6qjI3qGZPS5TjTElg2Xr0j4idzPRw