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  • Vicious Christmas Eve pit bull attack leaves Kentucky woman dead, husband injured

    12/24/2017 4:18:54 PM PST · by familyop · 194 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 24, 2017 | Fox News
    A woman was killed and her husband seriously injured after a vicious mauling by two pit bulls on Christmas Eve in a Kentucky coal town. Investigators said the husband managed to shoot the dogs afterwards, killing one of them...a caller had reported his brother and sister-in-law were attacked by two of their neighbor’s dogs, WLEX-TV reported.
  • Family says dog was mauled to death at PetSmart grooming salon: 'He was bait'

    11/08/2017 9:25:27 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 53 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 11/08/17 | By Geoff Herbert,
    A woman in Scranton, Pennsylvania, is claiming her family dog was mauled to death by another dog inside a PetSmart grooming salon. Betty Miller told WNEP she dropped off her 12-year-old pet, a Bichon named Brewster, at the pet store chain's Dickson City location for an appointment on Wednesday. She got a call later that day saying Brewster was taken to the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center when another dog allegedly attacked him in the store. Brewster was pronounced dead on arrival by vets at the VREC in nearby South Abington Township. The animal hospital said "resuscitation efforts were administered,...
  • Pit bulls violently attack Upstate NY girl waiting for school bus; owner arrested

    06/07/2017 8:47:42 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 50 replies
    Post Standard Syracuse NY ^ | June 7, 2017 at 7:52 AM | BY BEN AXELSON
    A 12-year-old Herkimer girl is still recovering a week after she was viciously attacked by two pit bulls as she waited for her school bus. The incident happened on May 31, when the girl was with other children waiting at a bus stop on North Main Street in Herkimer, about 15 miles east of Utica. According to Herkimer police, one of the dogs latched onto the victim's arm and violently flung her into the air and back down to the ground, breaking her ulna and radius bones and causing severe puncture wounds. Herkimer firefighters treated the girl at the scene,...
  • Boy mauled by pit bull while playing with friends

    04/21/2017 11:00:26 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 21 replies
    © 2017 NYP HOLDINGS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ^ | April 21, 2017 | 10:44am | By Natalie Musumeci
    A toddler was mauled by a pit bull as he played with other kids on a Rockland County street, horrific footage of the attack shows. The 41-second clip shows the dog charging at the 3-year-old child, dragging him to the ground and tossing him around like a rag doll. The boy, wearing yellow pants, can then be seen struggling to crawl away. Moments later, people can be seen rushing over to help, with one man pulling the dog away by its collar. Police captured the dog... Photos ... show the side of the child’s face and neck bloodied from the...
  • 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 · 75 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...