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  • Poodle owner accused of slitting pit bull's throat after dog fight

    12/27/2016 4:44:48 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 54 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 27, 2016 | Howard Blume
    A Riverside man accused of slitting the throat of a pit bull that attacked his poodle has been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty. Both animals died.
  • Pit bull mauls owner to death

    12/14/2013 5:38:30 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 72 replies
    KRQE.COM ^ | 13 DECEMBER 2013 | KRQE.COM
    JARALES, N.M. (KRQE) - A pit bull attacked and killed the woman who owned it at her home in Jarales Friday afternoon. The Valencia County Sheriff's Office reports the 41-year-old woman had 12 dogs and was in a pen breaking ice in a water dish. Something set the pit bull off, and it mauled her. When the woman's son came home and found her body, he shot and killed thedog.
  • Jogger Shoots Two Dogs to Defend Himself, His Own Pet

    04/14/2013 2:35:22 PM PDT · by redreno · 61 replies ^ | Posted: Sun 2:27 PM, Apr 14, 2013 A | kolo
    RENO, Nev. -- Shots rang out in a Stead neighborhood early Sunday afternoon after two pit bulls attacked a jogger and his dog. It happened on Rising Sun Drive. Police say the man lives in the area and was jogging in a residential area when the pit bulls attacked. "Two loose, unrestrained pit bulls attacked his dog and when he tried to separate the pit bulls and his dog, the pit bulls attacked him," said Sgt. Joe Lever of the Reno Police Department. "He was jogging with a concealed firearm which he has a permit for. He discharged the firearm...
  • Boy, 7, dies four days after being savaged by pit bulls

    04/11/2013 1:06:28 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 74 replies
    A seven-year-old boy has died four days after being savaged by two pit bull mix dogs belonging to his neighbour. Tyler Jett was dragged from his bike as he cycled home from school. He was just yards from his home in Calaway, Florida, when the two dogs, an Alapha blood bulldog and brindle bulldog, escaped and pounced on him. Family members hearing his screams ran from their home and managed to pull the dogs off him.
  • Family dog attacks mom and daughter other children hide in closet in fear

    06/23/2011 3:53:48 PM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 128 replies
    OXFORD, Mich. (WXYZ) - A mother and daughter are being treated for bites after the family pit bull went on the attack. The Oakland County Sheriff's Department says a mother and daughter were arguing early Thursday morning inside their home in Oxford Township. That's when the family dog attacked the daughter. The mother then tried to pull the pit bull away and was also attacked. Three other children inside the home locked themselves in a closet to keep to hide from the vicious dog. When deputies arrived at the home the mother was on the porch and the dog was...
  • Pit bull breaks into house, steals cat

    01/02/2009 6:02:28 AM PST · by MissEdie · 52 replies · 1,307+ views
    The State ^ | 01-02-09 | not MissEdie
    From The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News police blotter: On December 29 in Carolina Forest in Horry County, a victim said that while their cat was on the back patio, he and his wife heard a commotion. They ran to the patio and saw a pit bull that had broken through the screen, grabbed their cat and broke out dragging the cat. The victims chased the dog and got their cat, which they took to an animal emergency hospital. The cat was expected to survive but required more treatment. The officer located a subject who said he was watching the dog...
  • Family's Two Pit Bulls Kill Rubidoux Man

    12/20/2008 5:39:16 PM PST · by AnnGora · 122 replies · 3,486+ views
    LA News ^ | December 19, 2008 | LA News
    RUBIDOUX, Calif. -- A Rubidoux man was attacked and killed Friday by his family's two pit bulls, a sheriff's sergeant said. A Rubidoux man is attacked and killed by his family's two pit bulls. Pit Bulls Kill Rubidoux Man The attack was reported at 12:10 p.m., according to sheriff's Sgt. Dennis Gutierrez. "It appears at this time it is a very tragic accident," Gutierrez said. "Of course this family is very distraught, right before the holidays."
  • To save her Lab, Minneapolis woman bites pit bull on nose

    04/03/2008 1:15:05 AM PDT · by kingattax · 23 replies · 63+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 4-2-08 | ABBY SIMONS
    Spare the (wo)man-bites-dog jokes, Amy Rice says. After futile attempts to pull a pit bull's jaws off her Labrador retriever's throat after it jumped a neighbor's fence Friday, Rice was forced to turn to animal instinct. "I ended up biting the pit bull on the nose," said Rice, 38, whose dog, Ella, was attacked in her northeast Minneapolis yard. "I didn't plan it, that's what happened. "I broke the skin and had pit bull blood in my mouth. I knew what happened, and I knew that it wasn't good." Injuries to the pit bull were minor, but now Rice is...
  • Woman Killed in Pit Bull Attack

    10/02/2007 3:49:13 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 73 replies · 1,516+ views ^ | 02 Oct 07 | Ashley Coleman
    MIDDLEBURG, FL -- Two pit bulls killed their owner in Middleburg Tuesday morning. The incident happened at a home on Cosmos Road, which is south east of County Road 218 and Hibiscus Avenue. The victim is identified as 42-year-old Tina Marie Canterbury. The dogs turned on her when she took out the trash this morning. Authorites say the dogs also bit the woman's grown son in his neck. He's been treated at the scene for his injuries. A family friend rushed over and shot one of the dogs. Both dogs ran away. Deputies trapped one of the dogs right away...
  • Pit Bulls Kill Man, Woman In Michigan

    09/14/2007 5:04:52 AM PDT · by Abathar · 243 replies · 5,341+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | September 14, 2007
    DETROIT -- An elderly man and a woman were mauled to death by pit bulls in Iosco Township, Mich., on Thursday afternoon, police said. Michigan State Police were called to a farm and found a 90-year-old man mauled to death by dogs. The Iosco Sheriff’s Department said the man’s 70-year-old son went to check on his father, who was visiting the property, and found him dead in the yard. Police said there were still pit bulls in the yard when the son arrived. Upon further investigation, MSP found dogs had also fatally mauled a 56-year-old woman who was jogging, just...
  • Community comes through for woman mauled by dogs (WA)

    09/11/2007 8:36:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies · 533+ views
    The News Tribune ^ | September 11, 2007 | Editorial
    Sue Gorman had no idea she had so many friends. The Key Peninsula woman found out just how many she had when she came home from the hospital Sunday to a home she almost didn’t recognize. It had been transformed by a small army of people who wanted to do something, anything, for a woman whose story had so touched and horrified them. Although some of the workers were neighbors, many of them had never met Gorman. When they heard of the Aug. 20 attack on the disabled woman – by two pit bulls in her own bedroom – they...
  • 'First time dog had snapped,' says boy's mother

    09/02/2007 8:40:18 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 113 replies · 3,164+ views
    wfaa ^ | September 1, 2007 | BOB GREENE
    DALLAS — A new Texas law went into effect at midnight Friday that could put dog owners behind bars for up to 20 years if their pet fatally attacks someone. Just hours before earlier, a six-year-old Dallas boy was mauled to death by his family's dog. The mother of Scott Warren said the family had had the pit bull since Scott was a baby. Kressie Warren said Friday's attack was the first time the dog had snapped at anyone. But, she says, with a young daughter in the house, now her only child, it will be the last. "It's going...
  • Pony mauled by pit bulls in Pierce County

    08/27/2007 8:32:25 PM PDT · by Michael_Michaelangelo · 155 replies · 2,107+ views ^ | aug 27 2007 | Keith Eldridge
    TACOMA, Wash. -- Margaret Wingerter is amazed her Shetland pony is still alive after having its face chewed off by pit bulls. The veterinarian needed to use nearly 300 stitches to repair the injuries. "His face was just hanging off," Margaret said. "Both sides were literally just hanging open, gaping open." Over the weekend, two dogs attacked the pony in the middle of the night. Neighbors rushed in with pool cues and beat the dogs away, but not before the damage was done. Margaret was keenly aware of what happened to Sue Gorman, a Gig Resident, last week when two...
  • Woman Breaks Her Leg Running From Pit Bulls

    08/24/2007 12:41:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 215 replies · 3,456+ views
    CBS) HAWTHORNE, Calif. Two children menaced by pit bulls in Hawthorne were safe Friday, but a woman running from the dogs broke her leg and a squad car being driven to the scene collided with another vehicle, injuring an officer and a motorist, police said. A report that two pit bulls were menacing a 16-year-old girl and her 6-year-old brother in the 2900 block of 141st Place at El Segundo Boulevard and Prairie Avenue was received by Hawthorne police about 8 a.m., Hawthorne police Lt. Michael Ishii said. An animal-control officer distracted the dogs with a chemical spray, and the...
  • Woman Attacked By Her Own Dogs

    08/23/2007 5:55:30 AM PDT · by grjr21 · 182 replies · 2,697+ views
    6 ABC WPVI ^ | AUGUST 22, 2007 | Jessica Borg
    69-year-old Victim in Critical Condition Three pit bull terriers attacked their owner, inside a Frankford home Wednesday night. 69-Year-Old Margaret Grace is hospitalized in critical but stable condition, after having surgeries to repair injuries to her face, ear, arm, and leg. Philadelphia Police say Grace was mauled by the three dogs in the living room of her home in the 5400 block of Montague Street. Grace lives in the home with her daughter and adult grandson. All three had ownership of the dogs. Right now, it's still unclear what provoked the attack. The victim's daughter says the dogs did not...
  • Woman mauled by home-invading pit bulls

    08/21/2007 8:00:32 PM PDT · by paulat · 447 replies · 6,281+ views
    KING5 ^ | 8/21-07 | Staff
    Woman mauled by home-invading pit bulls 07:45 PM PDT on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 Staff Animal control officers say the victim was covered in blood after the dogs attacked PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - In what deputies describe as the worst mauling they've ever seen, two pit bulls entered a Wauna-area home via the pet door and attacked a woman in her bed. Pierce County Sheriff's Dept. spokesman Ed Troyer said a neighbor's Jack Russell terrier also entered the home in the 10600 block of 132nd St. Court NW through the dog door and the pit bulls attacked the terrier...
  • Homeowner kills charging pit bull (AK)

    08/14/2007 8:38:48 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 130 replies · 2,815+ views
    KTUU ^ | August 10, 2007 | Staff
    A homeowner in Palmer shot and wounded a pit bull after it charged at him. Police say they went to the home last week and found two pit bulls had escaped from a nearby residence. 1 of the dogs charged a neighbor. Police say the dog tried jumping through the neighbor's screen door last week. When it tried again, police say the homeowner shot it. The dog's owner arrived within minutes and took the wounded dog to the North Star Animal Hospital. Police say while discharging a firearm is against a city ordinance, the homeowner was well within his rights...
  • Man Saves Neighbor From Vicious Dog Attack

    07/22/2007 10:34:11 AM PDT · by monkeycard · 63 replies · 1,510+ views
    KOTV ^ | 7/21/2007
    A Tulsa man will be honored this week for saving another man's life. Back in April, Michael Cook came to the rescue when a pitbull attacked his neighbor. The News On 6’s Chris Wright reports Cook will receive the Citizen Appreciation Award from Tulsa police on Tuesday, an honor his neighbor says he more than deserves. Marvin Battle walks with a cane these days, but says considering what happen to him on April 25th, he can live with the limp. "I can't bend my leg. I have to go through physical therapy,” said Battle. “I've been on a lot of...
  • Houston boy gets more than 200 stitches after dog bite

    07/02/2007 11:47:07 AM PDT · by Dubya · 147 replies · 2,635+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | KEVIN MORAN
    A six-year-old Houston boy spent three hours in surgery Sunday after being bitten in the face by a pit bull, his father said today. "They stopped counting (stitches) at about 200," Brandon Palomo said, referring to repairs surgeons did on the face of his son, Logan Palomo, between noon and about 3 p.m. Sunday. Logan was visiting his mother at her northwest Harris County home late Saturday when the dog bit him two or three times in the face, the father said. The boy was listed in good condition at Memorial Hermann Hospital-The Medical Center today, a spokeswoman said. The...
  • Woman Dies After Pit Bull Attacks Face

    06/29/2007 8:57:19 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 12 replies · 579+ views
    local6 ^ | June 29, 2007
    DELTONA, Fla. -- A 63-year-old woman visiting a family member in Deltona, Fla., was killed Friday when a pet pit bull attacked her face and nearly ripped her scalp off, according to officials. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 dog attack call Friday morning from a home located at 1608 Roble Lane. When officers arrived, they found Mary Bernal being mauled by the pit bull. The deputies shocked the dog and Bernal was transported to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, where she later died. The victim's sister and owner of the dog, Estela Macias, 52, was...
  • Pit bull attacks Petaluma woman for second time

    05/19/2007 4:05:05 AM PDT · by csvset · 85 replies · 1,926+ views
    THE PRESS DEMOCRAT ^ | May 19, 2007 | JEREMY HAY
    A 59-year-old woman was attacked by a friend's pit bull and hospitalized with "horrific" arm injuries, Petaluma authorities said Friday. This was the second time the dog had bitten Isabel Pollium, said Nancee Tavares, Petaluma's animal services manager. Pollium was in fair, stable condition at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital on Friday. The apparently unprovoked attack took place about 11 p.m. Thursday, Tavares said. In 2005, the 3-year-old purebred, named Dozer, bit Pollium's leg but she declined to press charges, Tavares said. It also bit another dog that year. The attack on the dog prompted a dangerous dog abatement order to...
  • 90-year-old San Antonio man attacked by pit bulls

    05/14/2007 12:29:44 AM PDT · by Omega Man II · 10 replies · 311+ views
    May 13, 2007, 10:12PM 90-year-old San Antonio man attacked by pit bulls The Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Two pit bulls that managed to get into a San Antonio home mauled a sleeping 90-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease, authorities said. Selestino Rangel was in critical condition at University Hospital. Authorities said the dogs bit the man all over his body. The dogs appeared to have pulled Rangel from his bedroom into the living room, leaving a trail of blood. "This is the worst case I've seen in my career," San Antonio fire acting Lt. Robert Jacinto said in a story...
  • Trial opens in case involving fatal dog [pit bull] attack

    05/01/2007 7:21:42 PM PDT · by Huntress · 8 replies · 738+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 5/1/07 | ROBERT A. CRONKLETON
    Leon Barner told a Wyandotte County jury Monday that he knew what his mother-in-law, Jimmie Mae McConnell, meant when she made a desperate call and told him, “They got me — call 911.” He said McConnell, of Kansas City, Kan., had always talked about a neighbor’s dogs. “One day they are going to get me,” he said McConnell had told him. Barner was the first witness to testify in the trial of Derick D. Lee, 33, of Kansas City, Kan., who is charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with McConnell’s death. McConnell, 71, died July 27 during a pit bull...
  • Owner Of Dogs Who Killed Woman Gets Prison

    03/29/2006 10:02:02 AM PST · by Abathar · 185 replies · 2,570+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | March 29, 2006 | AP
    SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. -- The owner of three dogs that fatally mauled an 82-year-old neighbor in Virginia has been sentenced to three years in prison. Deanna Large was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in December for the death of Dorothy Sullivan, who was attacked by the roaming pit bulls last March. Large was also found guilty of two misdemeanor charges for allowing her dogs to run loose. She could have faced up to 10 years in prison. During the trial, witnesses testified that Large's pit bulls menaced the neighborhood. At one point, Large had 13 pit bulls in her trailer. Animal control...
  • Marauding pit bulls attack six

    11/07/2005 6:53:43 AM PST · by kx9088 · 77 replies · 1,663+ views ^ | Monday, November 7, 2005
    CARY, Illinois (AP) -- A 10-year-old boy was in critical condition Sunday after three pit bulls escaped from a home and went on a rampage, attacking six people before police shot and killed dogs, authorities said. No charges had been filed Sunday, but McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren said it was being investigated as a crime scene. Neighbors said the attacks started late Saturday afternoon when children going door-to-door for a fund-raiser arrived at the home of Scott Sword, 41, who owned the dogs. "We had music playing, and I heard this bizarre sound," said Debby Rivera, who lives three...
  • Pit Bulldog Joins Holiday Family Brawl

    12/29/2004 10:33:29 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 31 replies · 866+ views
    ap ^ | 12-29-04
    Pit Bulldog Joins Holiday Family Brawl Wed Dec 29, 5:47 PM ET Strange News - AP ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. - A family fight turned uglier when their pet pit bulldog joined the brawl. Christina Lyman told authorities she was trying to break up a Christmas evening altercation between her brother and sister, Nicholas Lyman, 19, and Yvonne Lyman, 22, both of Indianapolis. That's when the family owned pit bull entered the fray and "turned on all three parties," according to Cpl. Chad Gillenwater of the Hawkins County Sheriff's Department. Arriving at the home, Gillenwater said he found dents in the siding,...
  • Pit bull viciously attacks man; Unidentified man is critical after dog bites off his genitals

    08/31/2004 12:52:33 PM PDT · by ambrose · 15 replies · 367+ views
    Pit bull viciously attacks man Unidentified man is critical after dog bites off his genitals; animal on the loose By Sue Vorenberg Tribune Reporter Police and Animal Control Services are looking for a dangerous dog that seriously injured a man. The man remained in critical condition Monday night at the University of New Mexico Hospital, Detective Jeff Arbogast, an Albuquerque Police Department spokesman, said. "The dog is a brown, pit bull-boxer mix, is what it looks like," Arbogast said. "The guy was found missing his genitals. We don't know who he is or where he lives." Neighbors saw the man...
  • Pit Bull Severly Injures Albuquerque Man

    08/31/2004 7:14:12 AM PDT · by Tijeras_Slim · 8 replies · 465+ views
    KOAT Channel 7 ^ | 8/30/2004 | KOAT Staff
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A man suffered critical injuries during an attack by a pit bull in northwest Albuquerque Monday. The unidentified man was walking the dog when it attacked him. Police said the man was seriously injured in the groin area. The man appeared to be disoriented and fled the area on foot when police arrived. He was found naked in a nearby park, police said. The man was transported to the University of New Mexico Hospital. Albuquerque police and animal control officers canvassed the area Monday night looking for the dog, and some of the man's body parts. Susie...
  • Pit Bull Rampage Ends in Dog Death

    08/09/2004 12:35:08 PM PDT · by Kenny Bunk · 47 replies · 1,873+ views
    AP ^ | 8/9/o4 | MSN
    Pit Bull Attacks Baby, Is Thrown Off Roof NEW YORK -- A pit bull attacked and bit a 3-month-old baby at a Brooklyn apartment building on Sunday before a man threw the dog off the roof to its death, witnesses said. The attack, which seriously injured the baby, occurred around 5 p.m., when a woman took the baby to visit friends at an apartment in the building. "The dog got jealous and started jumping for the baby," witness Emmanuel Santiago said. "It caught the baby in the head." A man grabbed the baby and put it on a bed,...
  • 16-month-old killed by grandmother's pit bull

    04/04/2004 5:45:14 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 177 replies · 2,152+ views
    Detroit Free Press ^ | 4-4-04 | Laura Potts
    <p>A 16-month-old boy was mauled to death Saturday by his grandmother's pit bull in a house on the city's west side, Detroit police said.</p> <p>The baby, whom police did not identify Sunday, was playing on the kitchen floor during a visit to the house on Trinity Street around 9 a.m. when the dog attacked, said Detroit Police Officer Glen Woods. When the baby's grandmother, who was washing dishes nearby, tried to intervene, the dog bit off one of her fingers, Woods said.</p>
  • Pit bull mauls toddler

    01/05/2003 11:26:37 AM PST · by knak · 136 replies · 866+ views
    Nicole Reisinger rocked her 17-month-old daughter, Ciera, at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center on Thursday afternoon, just days after the York toddler survived an attack by a pit bull, leaving her with broken bones and more than 100 stitches. “She’s doing real good,” Reisinger said, holding her daughter close after nurses gave the girl medication for the pain. The doctors said that Ciera is recovering so well that she might be able to come home by early next week. Her family says that Ciera is lucky to be alive. The attack happened on Sunday night while Reisinger, Ciera and...