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  • 6-year-old girl dies after dog attack in Jacksonville home

    07/20/2018 12:57:02 AM PDT · by Norski · 57 replies
    News4Jax ^ | July, 18, 2018 | Destiny McKeiver
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 6-year-old girl attacked by a dog Sunday morning has died, according to her father. Police said Jaelah Smith was attacked by a dog the family was pet sitting in their Arlington home. In a message to News4Jax, Devin Holcomb wrote: "Unfortunately my princess is no longer with us. I would like for you guys to keep my family in your prayers" Police and firefighters were called to a house on Herrick Drive about 10:15 a.m. Sunday by a neighbor who heard screaming and saw the girl's mother carry the girl's unconscious body outside. “I just kept...
  • Why Breed Matters in Service Dogs and Why Pit Bull Service Dogs are a Bad Idea

    07/10/2018 2:01:17 AM PDT · by Norski · 30 replies
    Dogsbite.org ^ | July 5, 2018 | Staff
    DogsBite.org - After Delta Air Lines issued a new policy on June 20, limiting emotional support dogs to one per person and banning pit bulls as service and support dogs, we reviewed top service dog organizations and their selected breed types. These dog breeds are overwhelmingly Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers, Labrador-golden mixes and standard poodles. Primarily, pit bull "breed advocate" groups, one who failed miserably, are pushing "pit bull service dogs." Accreditation by Assistance Dogs International (ADI) is the highest standard of accreditation for service dog organizations. We selected portions of website statements from accredited groups and candidates of ADI...
  • Dutchess County teen continues growth, recovery 9 Years after dog mauling

    07/16/2018 5:08:36 PM PDT · by Norski · 23 replies
    ABC7NewYork ^ | July 16, 2018 | Tim Fleischer
    sharetweetshareemail PETS & ANIMALS Dutchess County teen continues growth, recovery 9 years after dog mauling Ad Duration00:00 Current time01:44 Seek % buffered 00:14 Duration02:15 Volume EMBED More Videos AJ Ross reports on the fourth death from the Union City fire. By Tim Fleischer Updated 1 hr 48 mins ago ARLINGTON, Dutchess County (WABC) -- Nine years after he was viciously mauled by a dog, Frankie Flora is going in for more surgery but still with an amazingly positive attitude. "It's laser surgery," he said. "So it will take this and like some of the red spots like that and just...
  • A Montreal Beach Just Banned All Dogs After A Pit Bull Attacked A Swimmer

    07/13/2018 10:42:52 PM PDT · by Norski · 42 replies
    mtlblog.com ^ | July 13, 2018 | Sara Lombardo
    Pit bulls have never had the best reputation in Montreal, or really in any other city. Especially over the last couple years there's been a lot of back and forth on whether or not a pit bull ban will be enforced in the city. After Valerie Plante was elected mayor, dog owners thought the fight was over as the pit bull ban was revoked. But, for the last few months Bill 128 has still been in talks, and it doesn't look good for the dogs. Despite the bad rep, there are still a few places in and around Montreal that...
  • The Pit Bull Problem. A Few Root Causes

    07/06/2018 7:09:14 PM PDT · by Norski · 93 replies
    Charles Danten Blogspot ^ | July 6, 2018 | Charles Danten, former veterinarian
    The Humanization of Animals From the beginning of domestication, our ancestors in their great wisdom worked hard to erect a barrier between animals and humans in order to avoid falling into the trap of animal humanization and the very damaging sentimentality that accompanies it, as much for animals as for humans. Since animals are not inert objects that can be exploited at will without any risk of illness, injury, and environmental damage, it was necessary for reasons of common sense to take precautions to avoid the worst. PETER SINGER But for the past fifty years or so, animal advocates, such...
  • It's a first in York County: Rock Hill man accused of using pit bull to attack wife

    07/04/2018 1:17:24 AM PDT · by Norski · 24 replies
    The Herald ^ | July 3, 2018 | Andrew Dys
    A Rock Hill man has been charged with domestic violence against his wife involving — the man's pit bull. John Louis Walch, 59, is accused of opening a cage that held his pit bull in June and urging it to attack his wife, according to police and court records. Walch's wife was found under attack by the dog by responding officers, police said. Officers had to shoot the dog to stop the attack, police said. The use of a dog of any kind as a weapon in domestic violence is a first in York County, said Jenny Desch, the 16th...
  • Woman in critical condition after being attacked by her own dog

    07/04/2018 1:03:05 AM PDT · by Norski · 66 replies
    abcnewschannel3 Palm Springs ^ | July 3, 2018 | Jesus Reyes
    <p>PALM SPRINGS, Calif.- - A woman is in critical condition after being attacked by her own dog in Palm Springs Monday evening.</p> <p>Palm Springs police said they received numerous reports from residents in the 5300 block of Waverly Drive that a pit bull was attacking its owner Monday at around 6:15 p.m.</p>
  • Dog Attack in Arcata Mobile Home Park Monday Will Likely Lead to Euthanization

    06/30/2018 3:21:57 AM PDT · by Norski · 29 replies
    Lost Coast Outpost ^ | June 27, 2018 | Hank Sims
    PREVIOUSLY: SCANNER TRAFFIC INDICATES: One Person Suffers Critical Injuries After Being Mauled by Dog in Arcata Mobile Home Park An Arcata dog is being held in quarantine at the Humboldt County Animal Shelter for the time being, following a rampaging attack on two people Monday morning at the Town & Country Mobile Villa off Giuntoli Lane in Arcata. The incident took place just before 11 a.m. on the 4900 block of Sierra Way, inside the park, and prompted a large response from police and paramedics. The dispatcher’s log of the call reads: “[Reporting party] screaming into the phone about a...
  • 'It hurt really, really bad': Dog with vicious past attacks girl in Silverton

    06/29/2018 11:51:36 AM PDT · by Norski · 16 replies
    Fox12Oregon ^ | June 28, 2018 | Kandra Kent
    She should be getting ready to take the stage at a national dance competition, but 11-year-old Olivia Payne can barely walk, days after she was brutally attacked by a dog with a vicious history. The Gresham resident was visiting cousins in Silverton Saturday when the four kids went down to a nearby creek to play. What happened next was a blur of teeth, blood and cold creek water. “The dog just came running at us,” Olivia said. “We didn’t even see it at all.” Olivia said the dog ran behind her and latched onto her leg. “I was in shock,...
  • U.S. Dog Bite Fatalities Over a 13-Year Period- Breeds of Dogs Involved, Age Groups + (2005 to 2017)

    06/26/2018 12:44:27 AM PDT · by Norski · 160 replies
    Dogsbite.org ^ | May 3, 2018 | Staff
    Austin, TX, May 03, 2018 --(PR.com)-- DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks, releases a multi-year U.S. dog bite fatality report. From January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2017, canines killed at least 433 people. The majority of these victims were ages 10 and older. The 9-page report examines over 20 factors involved in fatal dog maulings and key changing metrics since a government body last examined this issue in 2000. The 13-year report shows that pit bulls contributed to 66% of all dog bite fatalities. Within this period, deaths attributed to pit bulls...
  • Spared pit bull mix attacks teen; euthanized hours later

    <p>PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say a pit bull mix deemed "sociable" on behavioral tests was euthanized after viciously attacking his new owner's teenage daughter on the day he was brought home.</p> <p>40-year-old Stephen Neira bought Alex on Thursday after seeing him on a website for rescuing "death row" pets.</p>
  • California man killed, woman badly hurt in pit bull attack

    09/09/2015 4:23:14 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 67 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 9/9/15 | Dan Whitcomb
    A 65-year-old man was killed and a woman seriously hurt when they were attacked by two pit bulls in Southern California, police and local media said on Wednesday.
  • Horrific: Pit Bulls Caught on Video Mauling Man in Street in Front of Dogs’ Owner (GRAPHIC)

    09/15/2015 11:09:47 PM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 16 replies
    Blaze ^ | Sept 12, 2015 | Dave Urbanski
    Francesco Bove is lucky to be alive. The 62-year-old artist was so viciously mauled by two pit bulls in the Bronx on Friday that a priest read him his last rites outside a church. “I think I’m going to die,” Bove said at the time according to his son Anthony. “But the priest made him promise that he will fight until the end.” A cellphone camera from a tenement caught the attack in which the canines were seen repeatedly biting Bove. At one point they dragged him from the middle of the street to the curb, each taking a shoulder.
  • Former Olympian Saves 8-Year-Old Boy From Pit Bull Attack

    09/21/2015 6:38:53 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 33 replies
    cbslocal ^ | 21 Sept 2015 | Vince Gerasole
    U.S. on the 1992 Olympic boxing team; “Every time he’d reach, I’d counter,” he said. “He had my hand in his mouth.” At one point, Nicholson said he was down on one knee, choking the dog. Nicholson suffered bites to his legs, stomach, and hands. “He was strong as hell,” Nicholson said.
  • 5-Year-Old Boy Days Away From Sixth Birthday Mauled to Death

    10/20/2015 1:56:56 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    Inside Eddition via Yahoo News ^ | 10/20/15 | Caitlin Nolan
    A little boy just two days shy of his sixth birthday was killed after he was attacked by two dogs and mauled to death in Texas, officials said. Tanner Smith, a kindergartener who would have turned six on Tuesday, was severely bitten numerous times by two pit bulls around 7 p.m. Sunday while the boy was at a family friend’s Vidor home, the Orange County Sheriff's Department told INSIDE EDITION. Tanner was bitten about 16 times, with one bit going through an artery in his neck, his grandmother, Melissa Phillips, told KFDM News.
  • 5 Year Old Boy Fatally Mauled by 2 Dogs at Texas Home

    10/20/2015 4:15:03 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 55 replies
    abcnews ^ | 10-19-2015 | Associated Press
    A 5-year-old boy has been mauled to death by two dogs at the home of a family friend in Southeast Texas. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the dogs attacked Tanner Smith on Sunday evening at the home in Vidor (VY'-dur). Tanner was taken to a hospital in Beaumont where he died. Authorities say the boy and his mother were visiting a friend. The mother thought her friend's father was outside watching the boy. When the woman learned the father was not at home she went outside and found her injured son.
  • Police Shoot Aggressive (pit bull) Dog in Bradford County

    10/23/2015 11:00:24 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    <p>BRADFORD COUNTY, Pa. (18 NEWS)-Pennsylvania State Police tonight say they had to fatally shoot a dog in Bradford County.</p> <p>The incident happened October 15th at a property on Route 220 in Monroe Township.</p> <p>Police responded after it was reported that three vicious dogs were running loose in the lawn.</p>
  • 9-Year-Old Girl Dies After Long Island Pit Bull Attack

    11/08/2015 8:17:27 PM PST · by CaptainK · 57 replies
    A 9-year-old girl died Sunday after a pit bull attacked her while she played with friends in a Long Island backyard, authorities said. Nassau County police officers responded to a 911 call at a Holland Avenue house in Elmont at around 10:30 a.m. and found the dog attacking the girl. When one of the officers entered the yard from the house, the dog charged at the officer, who shot and killed the animal, said Detective Michael Bitsko. "It was a violent attack," he said. "They had to put the dog down." The girl's identity hasn't been disclosed by police. There...
  • Family's pet pit bull kills 11-month-old in Oneida County

    11/16/2015 10:50:40 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 48 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | November 16, 2015 at 12:58 PM | By Elizabeth Doran
    An 11-month-old boy was attacked and killed by the family's pet pit bull last night, according to Oneida County Sheriff Robert M. Maciol. The incident occurred about 7:15 p.,m. at a home at 2700 State Route 12B in the town of Marshall in Oneida County. The 2-year-old pit bull named Diesel was in the family's living room playing with Lisa M. Cittadino's three daughters ages 7, 10 and 12, police said. Cittadino, 32, tolid police she turned her back momentarily and then heard screams from her son and daughters. Cittadino said she saw the dog attacking her son, and began...
  • Deadly pit bull attack: Breed can be risky because it won't let go, dog warden says

    11/16/2015 6:23:25 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 33 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 11.16.15 | Elizabeth Doran
    The 2-year-old pit bull named Diesel was in the family's living room about 7:15 p.m. Sunday playing with Lisa M. Cittadino's three daughters ages 7, 10 and 12 when Diesel turned on the child, deputies said. Cittadino, 32, toid police she turned her back momentarily and heard screams from her son and daughters. Police said the child was near the dog's food dish, which may have caused the dog to attack. pit bulls are more dangerous than other breeds because they are hard to stop once they have started to attack. "The thing about pit bulls is if things go...