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  • “Pit bull roulette” killed 38,000 other animals in 2017

    05/18/2018 1:18:15 PM PDT · by Norski · 107 replies
    Animals24-7 ^ | January 17, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    “Pit bull roulette” cost the lives of 38 humans, plus nearly 13,000 dogs, 5,000 cats, and more than 20,000 farmed animals in 2017––and, only two weeks into 2018, has already killed Happy Hound Hotel boarding kennel worker Laura Williams Ray, of Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, and three-year-old Rylee Marie Dodge, of Duncan, Oklahoma, along with many dozens of animals. Overall, pit bulls accounted for 68% of the human dog attack deaths in 2017, 88% of the human disfigurements, 92% of the dogs killed by other dogs, 94% of the dogs seriously injured by other dogs, 96% of the cats killed by...
  • Woman attacked and killed by pack of dogs identified

    05/17/2018 1:49:32 PM PDT · by exbrit · 21 replies
    KXII News 12 ^ | 5/14/2018 | Crystal Martinez
    The shelter's euthanasia technician Amanda Dinwiddie says six of the dogs are believed to be standard dachshund and terrier mix, one is believed to be a border collie mix.
  • Why do pit bulls attack? The answer is complicated.

    05/17/2018 2:49:31 PM PDT · by Norski · 119 replies
    SunHerald ^ | May 16, 2018 | Wesley Muller, John Fitzhugh And Anita Lee
    Pit bulls make headlines when they attack humans because the injuries they inflict are typically severe and sometimes fatal. Two pit bulls attacked a 76-year-old woman in Gulfport on Wednesday when she opened the fence and went into owner Emily Craft's yard. The woman, who many in the neighborhood describe as "the can lady," died from her wounds. That wasn't the first time one authorities were called about Craft's dogs. Craft was arrested Wednesday morning after the mauling on an outstanding warrant on charges of having a dog at large and having a vicious animal after an incident last summer...
  • Owner of pit bulls in deadly attack arrested for 2017 dog attack

    05/16/2018 10:46:25 PM PDT · by Norski · 34 replies
    wmcactionews5.com ^ | May 16, 2018 | Lindsay Knowles
    GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The woman who owns two pit bulls that attacked and killed a 75-year-old woman Wednesday in Gulfport has been arrested. Police say Emily Craft, 32, was arrested on a warrant for misdemeanor dog-at-large and vicious animal charges. Police say those charges stem from a July 2017 incident where Craft's two pit bulls entered someone else's yard and attacked that person's golden retriever. Officers were at the home on Deidra Court investigating the death of a 75-year old woman who was attacked by the same two pit bulls just before 8 a.m. Wednesday. The victim has not...
  • Carter County woman dies after being mauled by dogs

    05/12/2018 11:10:40 PM PDT · by Norski · 67 replies
    KTAN Texoma ^ | May 11, 2018 | McKenna Eubank
    CARTER COUNTY, Okla. -- Officials said a woman was attacked and killed by a neighbor's dogs on Thursday night. Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant said the victim -- whose name has not yet been released -- was attacked by seven dogs and later died from her injuries. Bryant said the incident happened before 10 p.m. at a residence just east of Ardmore on Banyon Road. He said one of the dogs was a pit bull; the others were medium-sized dogs of other breeds, all with the same owner. "Once we were notified that this female had succumbed to her injuries,...
  • Fairbanks Man Shoots Pit Bull Attacking Dog Being Walked By Two Girls

    04/19/2018 11:37:51 PM PDT · by Norski · 132 replies
    Fairbanks Daily Newsminer ^ | 4/19/18 | Dorothy Chomicz
    FAIRBANKS—A Fairbanks man critically shot a pit bull in Aurora Subdivision on Wednesday evening after it attacked another dog being walked by two girls. The pit bull was shot twice in the head and later euthanized by a veterinarian, according to Fairbanks police officer Doug Welborn. The 12- and 16-year-old girls were walking their rat terrier on the 2000 block of Bridgewater Drive when the attack happened. The girls were not injured, but the pit bull's owner was bitten while trying to stop the attack, according to Welborn. Vern Woods, 80, told the Daily News-Miner he was home watching TV...
  • VA: Armed man Stops Dog Attack, Multiple Victims

    04/12/2018 12:10:54 PM PDT · by marktwain · 52 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video  On Thursday morning, 29 March, 2018, a English Bull Terrier escaped from an apartment and started attacking people on the street. A man and a woman were bit on the arms and legs and were taken to the hospital.  People attempted to use several items to stop the attacks. They kicked at the dog. They beat it with a hammer.  They used pepper spray. Nothing worked until a man with a gun waited for the right moment, then shot the dog. Twice.  From wsls.com: Paul Burek saw it all unfold and rushed to help. He had...
  • Insuring pit bulls, State Farm pays out double the norm for dog attacks

    04/09/2018 4:35:00 PM PDT · by Norski · 6 replies
    Animals 24-7 ^ | April 8, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    Policies on other breeds subsidize pit bull owners BLOOMINGTON, Illinois––State Farm, both the leading U.S. property-and-casualty insurance company and among the few that cover pit bulls, paid out a record $132 million in 2017 to settle dog attack claims. State Farm released this information in a prepared statement recognizing Dog Bite Prevention Week 2018, April 8-14. The State Farm payout appears to have been nearly twice as much as if . . .
  • Two sent to hospital in downtown Roanoke (VA) dog attack

    03/29/2018 10:56:23 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 41 replies
    WSLS TV 10 ^ | March 29, 2018 | Thom Brewer
    ROANOKE, Va. - Two people are in the hospital after a dog attacked them on the streets of downtown Roanoke Thursday morning. Witnesses say a man and woman were standing on 1st Street near Campbell Avenue when the dog approached them. They said the dog seemed friendly at first but then attacked the woman. The pair tried to fight it off but it would not release the woman. The dog attacked another man who tried to help. It tore his arm and refused to let go. Bystanders unsuccessfully used a cane, a hammer, and pepper spray on the animal. It...
  • Milwaukee woman mauled to death by at least one of her pet dogs

    03/26/2018 5:57:23 PM PDT · by Norski · 132 replies
    journal sentinel ^ | March 26, 2018 | Jesse Garza
    A Milwaukee woman was found dead in her near west side home after being mauled to death by at least one of her pet dogs, according to the Milwaukee County medical examiner's office. Hong Saengsamly, 49, was found by her son about 10 p.m. Saturday in the kitchen of her home in the 500 block of N. 28th St., according to a medical examiner's report. Saengsamly suffered multiple puncture and blunt force injuries on her arms and shoulders and her death was due to "mauling by dogs," according to the report. A pit bull-type dog that appeared to be guarding...
  • Pit bull goes on rampage in Charlotte elementary school, bites 7 children

    03/20/2018 3:51:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 60 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 3/20/2018 | Mark Price
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Seven children were bitten Monday afternoon after a stray male pit bull got into a southeast Charlotte elementary school and began chasing students as they fled for cover. ... Investigators said the stray dog first came into the school's playground area while the children were outside playing. School staff escorted children into the school as a precaution. However, the dog managed to get inside the school, ... The dog's owner was contacted by the school using information on the animal's collar tag. The owner picked up the dog and left the school prior to the arrival of Animal...
  • Daxton’s Friends, five years after trusted pit bulls killed a toddler

    03/07/2018 1:00:42 PM PST · by Norski · 39 replies
    Animals 24-7 ^ | March 7, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin––Five years ago today, on March 6, 2013, two pit bulls raised from puppyhood in a loving home environment killed Daxton James Borchardt, age 14 months, and badly injured his babysitter, Susan Iwicki, whose pit bulls turned on both of them. “The horrific attack started,” Borchardt recalls, “while Susan was carrying my son at the hip and letting her dogs back in from a potty break. Susan’s well-raised, loved and cared-for pit bulls ripped my son from her arms. A metal gate was ripped from the gatepost during the struggle. This unprovoked, prolonged, and unstoppable attack lasted an entire...
  • Autopsy: 22-year-old was mauled to death by her own dogs

    02/23/2018 3:29:05 AM PST · by BBell · 59 replies
    GOOCHLAND, Va. (AP) - The autopsy of a Virginia woman found dead in a wooded area says she was mauled to death by her dogs. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the Goochland Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday it's closing the investigation into 22-year-old Bethany Lynn Stephens' death in light of the results. Stephens was found last December near her father's home in Goochland, about 35 miles from Richmond.
  • Woman, 56, is mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs in her driveway in California

    01/01/2018 7:14:02 PM PST · by george76 · 99 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 1 January 2018 | Mary Kekatos
    Deborah Onsurez, 56, was found Thursday morning in Modesto, California. Authorities believe multiple stray dogs attacked her in the driveway of her home. Onsurez's injuries were severe and she was pronounced dead at the scene. ... Stray dogs everywhere, that's Stanislaus County for you ... They're a big problem in area known as South Modesto. ... dog attacks aren't uncommon. In November, a pit bull attacked at least three people in Elk Grove, a suburb of Sacramento that's about 60 miles from Modesto. And in 2014, two separate pit bull attacks in Stanislaus County - one left a man dead.
  • Kentucky man charged with harboring a vicious animal after fatal pit bull attack [Update]

    12/26/2017 10:34:53 AM PST · by familyop · 87 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 26, 2017 | Fox News
    A Kentucky man has been accused of harboring a vicious animal after a Christmas Eve pit bull attack in which a woman was killed and her husband injured...the two pit bulls...belonged to their neighbor, Johnny Dale Lankford, 42... Lankford was told of the charge at the Bell County jail, where he is being held on separate charges of assault, domestic violence, unlawful imprisonment and an outstanding warrant...in connection with an arrest Friday.
  • 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.
  • Virginia woman killed in 'grisly mauling' by her dogs, cops say

    12/16/2017 11:06:15 AM PST · by familyop · 187 replies
    Fox News ^ | 16DEC17 | Fox News
    "It appears she was taken to the ground, lost consciousness, and the dogs then mauled her to death,...The area where they found the victim’s body was covered in blood, Agnew said, adding that it took at least eight hours for investigators to collect over 60 pieces of evidence. "It was an absolutely grisly mauling," Sheriff Agnew said. "In my 40 years of law enforcement I've never seen anything quite like it.
  • Nevada pit bull mauls 6-month-old baby to death

    05/11/2017 8:33:32 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 70 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 11, 2017
    A 6-month-old from Hawaii was mauled to death Monday by her family's pit bull. Layla Tsuda, who said she was with the girl, told KHON-TV that the baby was playing in a baby walker inside their home in northwest Las Vegas valley when she was attacked. Tsuda reportedly went to the bathroom and when she came back she found the dog mauling the girl. Tsuda was able to stop the attack, but the baby already suffered major injuries, according to KTNV. The child was rushed to the hospital where she died.
  • Pit bull that mauled boy had terrorized town: neighbors

    04/22/2017 11:32:18 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 37 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | April 21, 2017 | Jennifer Bain and Natalie Musumeci
    A ferocious pit bull that has previously terrorized residents of a Rockland County town attacked a toddler as he played with other kids on an area street, leaving him mauled on the face and in need of stitches, officials said Friday. Surveillance footage of the horrific attack, posted online, shows the dog charging at the 3-year-old, dragging and tossing him around like a rag doll at around 6 p.m. Thursday on North Cole Avenue in Spring Valley. The boy, identified as Eli Mendlowitz, can then be seen struggling to crawl away before the dog pounces on him a second time....
  • Las Vegas: Friend's pit bull fatally mauls boy

    08/19/2016 4:33:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    KOLO ^ | Aug 18, 2016
    Police in Las Vegas say a dog that fatally mauled a 9-year-old boy was a family pet at a house the boy was visiting. ... Police Officer Jesse Roybal said .. animal control officers took custody of the dog, which was described as a pit bull.