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  • When a FR Thread is Pulled (Vanity)

    03/25/2019 5:41:35 AM PDT · by super7man · 68 replies
    Self | 3/25/2019 | Super7man
    I am trying to understand the standards and criteria for a post and thread being removed from FR. A few days ago, a thread regarding 2 Rottweilers killing a small child was removed. The post was from a legitimate news report. The content of the thread was not surprising, facts and reports being referenced on dog attacks, and emotional appeals along the lines of "I will own whatever dog I want." The point: This post was not different than many here at FR. Facts were being presented and a discussion was being had. Is there a stated criteria here at...
  • Woman Dies After Attack by Her Own Dogs Outside Animal Hospital

    03/23/2019 7:45:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 90 replies
    NBCDFW.COM ^ | 23 MARCH 2019 | NBCDFW.COM
    A woman died from her injuries after her own two dogs mauled her outside an animal hospital in Irving Saturday morning, police say. Police shot and killed the dogs when they arrived because the pets would not allow authorities to come close to the owner, police say.
  • 80-Pound Dog Attacks a Top Runner a Mile Away From Half Marathon Finish

    02/16/2019 9:27:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Runner's World ^ | February 14, 2019 | Jacob Meschke
    Julie Stackhouse’s goal last Sunday was to win the Donna Half Marathon, a popular race that weaves through the coastal communities of Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach east of Jacksonville, Florida. Stackhouse, a Jacksonville local, had good reason to think she could break the tape—she’s won the race twice in past years, and has notched victories in the marathon and relay, too. But even before she came face-to-face with an aggressive dog, Stackhouse knew she wasn’t going to win. She estimates her canine encounter slowed her down only around 45 seconds in total, but her impressive finishing time of 1:25:54—enough...
  • 13-month-old child, mother attacked by family "dog" in Perkasie

    02/07/2019 6:50:37 AM PST · by Phillyred · 60 replies
    PERKASIE — A 13-month old girl who was seriously injured when the family dog attacked the child and her mother remains hospitalized but is showing improvement, the Perkasie Borough Police Department said the afternoon of Feb. 1. “We did get word this afternoon that the baby victim is responding well to medical treatment, which is good news,” Perkasie police Chief Steven Hillias said. Officers responding to the 400 block of Grandview Avenue in Perkasie about 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30 found the child with serious bite wounds on multiple areas of her body and her mother with bite marks on her...
  • Did Violation of Massachusetts’ Gun Storage Law Save Man from Pit Bull Attack?

    12/19/2018 5:30:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On the 2nd of December, 2018, a 25-year-old man was at home with his girlfriend and a pit bull dog they were fostering. All of them were lying on a bed at about 6 p.m. The dog attacked the man. The man attempted to move the pit bull off of the bed. Instead, the dog bit the man on the left arm, and would not let go. From bostonglobe.com: In a desperate attempt to end the attack, the man reached for a 9mm handgun he had in his nightstand and shot the dog, police said.“The single shot stopped the...
  • Anza woman suffers severe injuries in pit bull

    12/15/2018 6:12:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | December 15, 2018 | Brian Rokos
    The dogs were pit bulls or pit bull mixes, said John Welsh, a spokesman for Riverside County Animal Services. They have been impounded. “Her injuries were described to the responding officer as severe,” Welsh said. The woman, who is not the owner of the dogs, was attacked on her property on Mitchell Road about 10 a.m. while doing laundry, Animal Services Sgt. Lesley Huennekens said. There were no witnesses. Investigators are still trying to determine why the attack happened. Animal Services has identified the dogs’ owner, Welsh said. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is also investigating the attack.
  • Naysaying 16 Years Later

    09/11/2018 1:51:06 PM PDT · by Tarasaramozart · 48 replies
    http://www.nathanwinograd.com ^ | August 10, 2018 (updated) | By Nathan & Jennifer Winogra
    "Pit bull adoption bans do not reduce dog bites or dog severity, but they do kill a lot of dogs (and, according to an article in the Washington Post, are likely motivated by racism). They are, however, supported by Merritt Clifton. Indeed, a columnist for The Huffington Post called Clifton “the academic impostor behind the pit bull hysteria”.
  • Police: Columbia woman reportedly mauled to death by dog

    09/04/2018 11:01:47 PM PDT · by Norski · 78 replies
    WBAL TV news 11 ^ | September 4, 2018 | Barry Simms
    COLUMBIA, Md. — A woman was mauled to death by a dog she adopted two weeks ago, Howard County police said. County police said officers were called to a house Sept. 3 on Tamar Drive for a report that a woman had been mauled to death by what police described as a pit bull. Officers found Robin Conway, 64, dead in her backyard with significant injuries. The cause of Conway's death will be determined in an autopsy by the state medical examiner. A family member reported that Conway's husband found her injured in their yard around 7:20 p.m. with the...
  • APB - Pit & Run - Venice, CA

    09/03/2018 12:44:07 PM PDT · by Norski · 36 replies
    Craven Desires Blogspot ^ | September 2, 2018 | scurrilous amateur blogger
    From the blogspot: Hi all, does anyone know the lady in the attached picture or know where she lives? Her pit bull attacked my aunt and her dog this morning in Venice on Lincoln Bl and Sunset Ave at approx 7:00 am (right across the street from Clutch). Anyway, she refused to give my aunt her contact info. My aunt has multiple bite wounds, a fractured wrist, and is in so much pain. If anyone knows who the lady is or how we can get in touch with her, can you please PM me? thanks so much. link Posted by...
  • Trainer who pushed pit bulls for police work indicted for fraud

    09/02/2018 1:02:03 AM PDT · by Norski · 13 replies
    Animals 24-7 ^ | August 25, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    Animal Farm Foundation funded suspect to boost the image of pit bulls MONTREAL, SAN ANTONIO––The pit bull advocacy organization Animal Farm Foundation, of Bangali, New York, had already had a difficult week, even before a federal grand jury in San Antonio, Texas on August 23, 2018 returned an indictment against Bradley Croft, 46, on eight counts of wire fraud, four counts of aggravated identity theft, and two counts of money laundering. Croft was the trainer whom the Animal Farm Foundation funded from 2013 to 2017 to prepare pit bulls for police work. Were any dogs properly trained? The indictment did...
  • Pit bull victims sue the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society

    08/22/2018 5:03:16 AM PDT · by Norski · 18 replies
    Animals 24-7 ^ | August 21, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    First shelter to pay out for a fatal dog attack is sued again FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida––Thirty years after becoming the first animal shelter known to have been sued successfully for liability in a fatal dog attack, the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, has been sued again, this time for alleged failure to prevent the March 25, 2017 disfiguring mauling of Zoey Green, then age 5, by a neighbor’s pit bull. The lawsuit seeks “damages in excess of $1 million against the defendants,” identified as the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society itself and animal control officer Kevin...
  • Columbus man's arms to be amputated after mauled by pit bulls

    08/18/2018 3:16:28 PM PDT · by Norski · 84 replies
    WTVM.com ^ | August 17, 2018 | Tony Sloan
    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus man has to have his arms amputated after being attacked by three pit bulls. Forty-two-year-old Dudley Willis says he was walking home from the store last week when he was mauled by three pit bulls belonging to one the neighbors on the corner of 38th Street and Earline Avenue. “He was left laying here in this area, just left laying out here. Nobody called for help or nothing. He was just left laying out here,” says his sister Alycia Willis. Alycia Willis says he was left there for an hour and twenty-five minutes before...
  • Dogs attack 79-year-old woman in Cartersville

    08/16/2018 9:59:13 PM PDT · by Norski · 49 replies
    Fox5Atlanta ^ | August 14, 2018 | Alexa Liacko
    Posted: Aug 14 2018 09:35PM EDT Video Posted: Aug 14 2018 10:53PM EDT Updated: Aug 15 2018 08:27PM EDT CARTERSVILLE, Ga. - Neighbors are on edge in Cartersville after they say three dogs attacked a 79-year-old woman. The neighbors tell FOX 5 the woman was outside her home in her front yard when the three pit bull mix dogs approached her and began biting her. The woman fell and suffered a fractured spine in addition to the bite marks. I She is now at the hospital in Cartersville recovering. Neighbors say these dogs have gotten out before and have harassed...
  • Meet Dallas, the pit bull saved from a Canadian dogfighting ring to get K-9 training

    08/16/2018 10:09:04 PM PDT · by Norski · 23 replies
    MetroUSA ^ | august 13, 2018 | Sam Newhouse
    'Ontario 21' pit bull saved from fighting will get training for K-9 work in Philly area with the Throw Away Dogs Project. By Sam Newhouse Dallas, a pit bull rescued from an Ontario dog-fighting ring, was facing euthanasia but now is entering training as a K-9. A pit bull who has led a precarious life for years – discovered in a massive Canadian dogfighting ring, scheduled for execution by animal welfare authorities and then freed by court order – is now on the way to a very unexpected second act: K-9 police dog training in the Philly area through the...
  • Pit bull shot and killed after allegedly biting Suffolk woman

    08/11/2018 11:29:08 PM PDT · by familyop · 41 replies
    WTKR.com news, Tribune Broadcasting ^ | August 8, 2018 | Nick Boykin
    SUFFOLK, Va. — A man allegedly shot a pit bull while trying to help a woman who was attacked by the dog Wednesday around 12 p.m. The woman was in the 100 block of Chestnut Street when the dog reportedly latched onto her hand and would not let go. This is when the man, in an attempt to help the woman, shot the pit bull killing it, according to Suffolk Police. The woman was able to drive to the hospital for treatment. She has already been released from medical care. Police tell News 3 the incident remains under investigation.
  • Woman killed by neighborhood dogs

    08/10/2018 3:03:59 PM PDT · by Norski · 84 replies
    Montgomery Herald ^ | August 10, 2018 | Montgomery County Sheriff Chris Watkins
    released this statement Friday, August 10. On Thursday, August 9, 2018, a resident of a Lake Tillery development on the western side of Montgomery County went missing while taking her daily walk. After several hours the 66 year old female did not return home. Her husband called neighbors and friends who searched the area. They were unable to locate her and call 911. Sheriff’s deputies and search and rescue were sent to the scene. Within hours she was discovered deceased on the side of an unused road within the development. An investigation was conducted with the assistance of the Medical...
  • How a Pit Bull Can Change the World: The Incredible Legacy of Ray the Vicktory Dog

    08/09/2018 2:44:03 PM PDT · by kanawa · 141 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Arin Greenwood
    "Ray was one of the former Michael Vick dogs — a Vicktory dog, as this troupe is known. And like so many of the dogs rescued out of the horrific Bad Newz Kennels in 2007, Ray went from the worst kind of cruelty to the sort of bliss only known to spoiled dogs who get to sleep in their indulgent humans’ beds. Ray died last weekend, after surgery to have his spleen removed."...
  • Grandma’s Pit Bull Mauls Toddler: Child Second Kid Victim of ‘Vicious’ Dog

    08/09/2018 11:53:52 AM PDT · by Norski · 49 replies
    My News La ^ | August 5, 2018 | Contributing Editor
    An 18-month-old girl suffered serious wounds to her face when she was mauled by her grandmother’s pit bull — the second time the same dog attacked a child, officials said Sunday. The toddler was hospitalized, and may have also suffered an injury to one of her eyes in the attack. The dog had attacked a child two years ago, and was released under strict conditions to its owner, the grandmother. This time, she ordered the dog killed. The attack was at 7:40 p.m. Friday at a Riverside home on Fern Avenue in the Casa Blanca neighborhood, said Riverside County Department...
  • Springfield, Missouri votes down ban on acquiring new pit bulls

    First-ever election win for pit bull advocates SPRINGFIELD, Missouri––Out-spending voices for animal and human safety by a margin perhaps as high as $10,000 to $1.00, pit bull advocates on August 7, 2018 celebrated their first-ever defeat of a pit bull ban in a municipal general election. Reversing the outcome of earlier attempts to repeal pit bull bans in Miami-Dade County, Florida, and Aurora, Colorado, pit bull advocates in Springfield, Missouri polled at least 21,142 votes, or 68% of the votes cast, against 9,772 votes (32%) for the ban. Older breed-specific ordinance remains in effect Opened Question 1 on the Springfield...
  • Service dog shot during apparent attack on owner’s boyfriend

    08/07/2018 12:01:11 AM PDT · by Norski · 40 replies
    News 7 Miami ^ | August 5, 2018 | Staff
    Link only. Video at link.