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  • 4-year-old La. girl killed by 'monster' family pit bull; mom hospitalized

    03/30/2014 9:37:17 AM PDT · by BBell · 98 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | March 26, 2014 | Deborah Hastings
    Little Mia Derouen, who would have turned 5 next week, died from face and head injuries after the family dog attacked her as she watched TV. Her mom dragged off the beast and barricaded herself and Mia in a bedroom while screaming for help. A little girl in Louisiana was killed by her family’s pit bull, despite her mother’s frantic efforts to drag away the dog. Mia Derouen, whose 5th birthday was next week, suffered severe facial, body and head injuries from Tuesday night’s horrendous attack and died at a nearby hospital, Houma Police Chief Todd Duplantis told WWL-TV.
  • 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.
  • Dog Owners: Responsibilities after your dog attacks

    11/23/2013 6:43:02 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 54 replies
    KATV ^ | 22 NOV 13 | By Marine Glisovic
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV)--After recent dog attacks and even some that resulted in deaths, Channel 7 explains what liabilities dog owners face after their dog attacks. Attorney Gary Green said a common misconception is the "one-bite" rule. Many still believe that if their dog bites for the first time, they're not liable. However, Green said in this day in age, where attacks are becoming too common, that rule is like an old wives tale. In the last year, we have reported at least six dog attacks, the most recent; an attack on Thursday in Hot Springs Village, resulting in the death...
  • During Pit Bull Awareness Month, Advocates Spread Positive News About Breed

    10/05/2013 11:47:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Friday, Oct 4, 2013 | Christina Hernandez
    1 in 10 dogs that the Humane Society of Broward County takes in is a pit bull or pit bull mix, Cherie Wachter saysTaking in thousands of animals each year, the Humane Society of Broward County sees a recurring theme when it comes to dogs. Pit bulls, or pit bull mixes, are brought in the most. "I would say one in every 10 dogs is a pit bull or a pit bull mix," Cherie Wachter with the Humane Society of Broward County said. The dogs are given up for many reasons, including because the breed is not allowed to live...
  • Is 'National Kill A Pit Bull Day' Real Or A Hoax? Flier Urging Dogs To Be Killed

    09/25/2013 3:34:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    International Business Times ^ | September 24 2013 | Howard Koplowitz
    Is 'National Kill A Pit Bull Day' Real Or A Hoax? Flier Urging Dogs To Be Killed On Halloween Night Spreads On InternetA flier circulating around the Internet is pulling a few tricks on dog owners by proclaiming Halloween as “National Kill a Pit Bull Day.” Should pit bull owners be terrified, or is National Kill a Pit Bull Day just a hoax? National Kill A Pit Bull Day The National Kill a Pit Bull Day notice spreading around the Internet. Twitter Fortunately, we are able to report that National Kill a Pit Bull Day is a hoax, although the...
  • 15-year-old recovering from 100 puncture wounds after pit bull puppies attack

    07/10/2013 10:15:58 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 53 replies
    Khou ^ | July 10
    NORTHEAST HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- A 15-year-old old girl is recovering from more than 100 puncture wounds on one leg and slashes on the other after a vicious dog attack in her own backyard. Deputies said her own two pit bull puppies turned on her in an instant. It happened around 1:30 p.m. in the 12000 block of N. San Circle Drive. According to investigators, the teenager was giving the puppies food and water when they lunged at her. The two 8-month-old dogs had the girl pinned on the ground and were reportedly biting her repeatedly. Family members were able...
  • Police who shot and killed dog as they arrested owner for FILMING them are pulled off the street

    07/04/2013 4:13:43 PM PDT · by redreno · 137 replies
    Three police officers have been pulled from street duty for their safety in Southern California after a video of them shooting a dog dead as they arrested its owner hit the internet. A cellphone video that had more than 3.7 million views on YouTube by Thursday morning shows the dog, named Max, being shot after scrambling out of a car's back seat through a window and lunging at officers who had handcuffed its master. The dog's owner Leon Rosby had been filming a police raid in Hawthrone California, and was arrested for alleged obstruction of justice.
  • Pit Bull Mauls Child To Death In Union City

    06/18/2013 8:37:44 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 32 replies
    CBS ^ | 6.18.13
    UNION CITY (CBS SF) — A six-year old boy was mauled to death by a pit bull at a home in Union City Monday morning, according to Union City police. Fire crews and an ambulance were called to an address on Elizabeth Way about 11 a.m. Monday morning. The victim, identified as Dixon resident Nephi Selu, was taken to Stanford Hospital where neighbors of the family say the boy died. Police said the boy was visiting relatives and had been playing with the dog in the backyard when the dog attacked him, biting him on the top of his head....
  • (Pit Bull) Dog owner charged with murder in woman's mauling

    05/31/2013 10:24:51 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 49 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/30
    Pamela Devitt was taking a morning walk through her neighborhood earlier this month when a pack of pit bulls mauled her. The retired office manager suffered 150 to 200 puncture wounds in the fatal attack. When the first sheriff's deputy arrived on the scene in the Antelope Valley town of Littlerock, he saw Devitt on the ground with one of the dogs still mauling her. On Thursday, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office charged the dogs' owner with murder. Prosecutors could not recall ever filing a similar murder case, but said the incident warranted such serious charges because the...
  • Pit bulls euthanized after mauling dog and terrorizing neighborhood ( San Diego )

    05/12/2013 11:20:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    10News ^ | 05/12/2013
    Some residents in Valencia Park are resting easier this weekend. Two pit bulls that were terrorizing the neighborhood have been put to sleep following an attack Friday. A viewer contacted 10News on Friday afternoon after her dog was mauled that morning. The County of San Diego Animal Services confirmed that the two pit bulls in question killed a neighborhood dog in 2009. The owners of the pit bulls are now facing criminal charges, despite the dogs having been euthanized. ... The County of San Diego Department of Animal Services says within the past three years, both pit bulls have been...
  • Jogger Shoots Two Dogs to Defend Himself, His Own Pet

    04/14/2013 2:35:22 PM PDT · by redreno · 61 replies
    http://www.kolotv.com. ^ | 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...
  • Police: Woman, 91, Was Mauled To Death By Her 2 Pit Bulls

    02/11/2013 3:05:23 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | February 11, 2013 12:15 PM
    HEMET [california] (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a 91-year-old woman who was found dead in her motel room was apparently mauled to death by her two pit bulls. Elsie Grace was found dead in her room at a Motel 6, in the 3900 block of Florida Avenue, in Hemet Friday morning. “The victim had a great deal of trauma to her body,” Hemet police Lt. Duane Wisehart said. “(At) this time, it appears to be a horrific accident.” Police were called to the motel about noon. An autopsy on Grace, who most recently lived in Desert Hot Springs, is pending, Wisehart...
  • Man Shoots Pit Bull-Boxer Mix As The Dog Attacks His Son, 11

    04/07/2012 7:00:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    CBS) ^ | April 7, 2012 3:27 PM
    FRENCH VALLEY (CBS) — A French Valley man shot a pit bull-boxer mix after it began to attack his 11-year-old son, a sheriff’s sergeant said Saturday. The dog was later captured and put down by Animal Control officers, according to officials. The incident occurred shortly before 4 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Orange Blossom Drive and Allium Lane in unincorporated Riverside County, according to Sgt. Steve Fredericks. The dog, owned by a neighbor, broke free from its leash and then bit the boy. The boy’s father got his handgun and fired one shot when the dog lunged toward him,...
  • Dog named Kush found alive next to dead Ohio tornado victim [Kleenex alert!]

    03/09/2012 11:25:21 AM PST · by Daffynition · 54 replies
    WCPO.com ^ | Annette Peagler
    AMELIA, Ohio - When emergency workers found Carol Forste's body in Ohio after Friday’s tornado, they also came across one of her dearest possessions, her dog, still at her side. The storm that killed his owner and best friend spared the dog's life, even as it crushed his spirit. Kush, Forste's pit bull survived Friday's storm. Doctors at All Creatures Animal Hospital in Amelia, say it will take weeks for Kush to truly heal. One look into his eyes and you can see he is still shocked and traumatized from Friday's tornado. "Kush would not leave her deceased body's side...stood...
  • Missing Canton Girl Found in Wooded AreaVan Zandt County, sheriff credits family's pit bull...

    02/03/2012 4:58:21 AM PST · by Dysart · 20 replies
    Nbcdfw.com ^ | 2-3-2012
    A 3-year-old Canton girl who wandered away from home Thursday afternoon was found safe six hours later. Van Zandt County Sheriff Pat Burnett Jr. said Zoey Smith was found just after 7 p.m. in a wooded area nearly two hours away, holding on to the collar of the family's pit bull named Brownie. "The dog helped her stay safe, I think," he said. NBC 5's Omar Villafranca snapped a photo of paramedics checking on Zoey inside an ambulance. "It's just been a nightmare and a dream all come true in one night, you know?" said her father, Steven Smith. Burnett...
  • Serial Killer Targeting Pit Bulls In Houston Area

    01/25/2012 6:48:13 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 35 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | January 24, 2012 | MATT HIGGINS, CBS
    HOUSTON (CBS Houston) — A pet serial killer is on the loose in the Houston area. Seven dogs were found dead, six of them pit bulls, over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend. Three of those pit bulls were fatally shot, while the other four dogs suffered blunt trauma to the head. “We started finding an unusual number of dead dogs, all of them pit bulls,” Emily Crossley, founder of Backstreet Brutality & Relief, told CBS Houston. “Two were found on top of each other … another one was found shot in the head inside a crate.”
  • Russian grandmother kills self after dogs maul baby to death

    10/02/2011 9:25:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 1+ views
    BNO News ^ | Oct. 3, 2011
    MEZHDURECHENSK, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- A grandmother committed suicide in southern Russia on Saturday after two dogs mauled a one-year-old baby to death, local media reported on Monday. The tragedy happened on Saturday at a home in Mezhdurechensk, a city in Russia's Kemerovo Oblast, when a one-year-old baby boy was left alone at a home. He is believed to have walked or crawled to a room where two dogs, a Staffordshire terrier and a pitbull, were kept. The Russian ITAR-TASS news agency, citing police, reported that the boy's grandmother committed suicide after she found the lifeless body. It was not...
  • Philadelphia woman fatally mauled by pit bulls

    09/01/2011 5:54:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 1, 2011
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say a Philadelphia woman found dead in her home had been fatally mauled by her own dogs. Autopsy results were released Thursday on 50-year-old Carmen Ramos.
  • Pet pit bull mauls and kills 15-day-old baby

    06/03/2011 7:47:48 PM PDT · by Jim 726 · 208 replies · 1+ views
    Pet pit bull mauls and kills 15-day-old baby Pit bulls and other large dogs continue to maim and kill people. Is it because these dogs are aggressive and dangerous or are they owned by irresponsible and careless people? Buster didn't have a history of being aggressive. He was a family pet, a year old and hyper like many young dogs. Buster's owner, 25-year-old Mallory Wildig had been staying at her mother's house following the birth of Darius on February 4 along with her 2-year-old son, Keylin Tillman. She would return home to feed Buster and let him outside. The times...
  • Stray Pit Bull Saves Woman, Child From Attacker

    02/04/2011 9:27:57 AM PST · by rottndog · 74 replies
    DogFiles ^ | 02/03/2011 | Pet Pulse
    The wandering 65-pound Pit Bull mix might have seemed menacing to some passerby, but one woman will always remember him as her “guardian angel.” The dog, which authorities think is lost and not a stray, successfully thwarted a robbery attack on a mother and her 2-year-old son, who were held at knifepoint Monday afternoon. The Florida woman, who has been identified by authorities simply as “Angela,” was leaving a playground with her toddler son in Port Charlotte when a man approached her in the parking lot with a knife and told her not to make any noise or sudden movements....
  • Pit bull guarded Wash. woman who had heart attack

    08/19/2010 10:43:58 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 37 replies
    BREMERTON, Wash. — Police in the Washington state city of Bremerton say a pit bull reported as a menacing dog was just protecting its owner who had suffered a heart attack and died on a sidewalk while the two were out walking. A detective says the 51-year-old Bremerton woman collapsed late Tuesday. The dog was loose once she fell and was being "protectively aggressive" — not letting neighbors help its owner. No one was bitten......."
  • 2 pit bulls maul Minneapolis mail carrier

    07/29/2010 6:11:10 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 67 replies · 2+ views
    Minneapols Star and Sickle ^ | July 29, 2010 | Abby Simons
    Mail carrier Bryan Bloomquist survived a harrowing attack by two pit bulls, with help from neighbors and police who killed the dogs. The adversarial relationship between mail carriers and dogs is well-known. But as two pit bulls tore relentlessly into Bryan Bloomquist's arms and legs outside a north Minneapolis house Tuesday, the mail carrier didn't think about clichés. He thought about dying. "I had no fight left in me at that point," said Bloomquist, a 6-foot 3-inch, 300-pound Iraq war veteran said from his hospital bed Wednesday. "I thought it was over."
  • Pit bull shot dead in Derry

    06/15/2010 10:22:13 PM PDT · by Nonesuch · 10 replies · 568+ views
    Eagle-Tribune ^ | June 16, 2010 | Bryan Deyermond
    DERRY — A pit bull was shot and killed after attacking a beagle on South Avenue. Police responded to a call Sunday about 5:30 p.m., after an incident between the two dogs at 35 South Ave. Officers found the dead pit bull, which received two gunshot wounds, lying in the yard. The beagle suffered bites on its throat and neck. The owner of the beagle told police he was tying his dog to his deck when the pit bull attacked from a nearby yard. Police said the pit bull's owner lives on Desmarais Avenue. The beagle's owner said he was...
  • Police: Man shot, killed attacking pit bull

    06/14/2010 9:51:19 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 17 replies · 414+ views
    DERRY – A dog owner shot and killed a pitbull Sunday afternoon when it attacked his dog in the owner's back yard, police said yesterday. Police said the incident took place about 5:30 p.m. at 35 South Ave. The resident told police he had been having problems with the pitbull, which lives in the neighborhood, said Sgt. Eric Kester. Kester said an investigation is continuing, and the names of the shooter and pitbull owner were unavailable last night. Kester said the pitbull had bitten the South Avenue resident's dog several times, and a warning shot did not deter the attack....
  • Officials: School secretary brutally attacked by pit bull

    06/09/2010 1:43:00 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 22 replies · 90+ views
    THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
    Published: June 9, 2010 Updated: 1:01 p.m. Officials: School secretary brutally attacked by pit bull By DEEPA BHARATH THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER GARDEN GROVE – A long-time school secretary at Woodbury Elementary had to undergo emergency surgery Tuesday afternoon for a punctured artery after a pit bull wandered into the school office and brutally attacked her, school officials said. The incident occurred about 3 p.m. when school was out and there were still about 200 children in the Boys and Girls Club's after-school program, said Alan Trudell, spokesman for the Garden Grove Unified School District. "The dog followed a parent...
  • Three-year-old killed by pit bull in Tenerife (Spain)

    06/07/2010 1:15:51 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 13 replies · 46+ views
    Three-year-old killed by pit bull in Tenerife By: ThinkSpain , Monday, June 7, 2010 A three-year-old child has died today in Santa Cruz de Tenerife after being bitten by a pit bull terrier. According to information provided by the police, the incident occurred at around 3.30pm in the La Gallega district of the Tenerife capital. The child was in his mother's arms when the dog pounced on him and bit his neck. The child was taken immediately to the Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria hospital, but died shortly after his arrival there. The dog, who is owned by the child's...
  • PIT BULL OWNER speaks out after attack on beagle

    06/06/2010 9:51:54 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 55 replies · 643+ views
    Published: Saturday, June 05, 2010 By JOEY KULKIN Staff Writer BORDENTOWN CITY — The pit bull that attacked a beagle in front of schoolchildren Friday morning was adopted by a woman who defended herself in a phone interview with The Trentonian yesterday. “I have not gone away in about two years because I don’t like leaving my animals alone,” the 27-year-old woman said while crying. “I go away for one night, and this is what happens. I am not a bad person.” The woman said she rescued the female pit bull from a Hamilton shelter in 2007 and that a...
  • Dog bites man—4.7 million times a year

    06/04/2010 2:24:30 PM PDT · by kanawa · 40 replies · 458+ views
    ConsumerReports.org ^ | June 3, 2010 | Staff
    Mail carriers are scrambling in Scranton this spring after seven dog bite attacks—the most in recent memory. Letter carrier Lyn Sottile was bitten by a chocolate Labrador that ran through an invisible fence, bit her leg and punctured the can of mace she carries. The injury took her off the route for a week, according to local news reports. Postal workers are victims of only some of the more than 4.7 million dog bites annually. Each year 800,000 Americans seek medical attention for dog bites; half of them children. Of those injured, 386,000 require treatment in an emergency department and...
  • 9-Year-Old Girl Attacked By Family's Pit Bull Dies

    06/03/2010 10:10:51 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 303 replies · 2,917+ views
    UPDATED: 9:04 pm EDT June 3, 2010 KOKOMO, Ind. -- A 9-year-old Howard County girl critically injured by a pit bull over the weekend died at an Indianapolis hospital on Thursday, police said. The attack happened in the 4600 block of East County Road 200 South on Saturday, said Howard County Sheriff Marty Talbert. The girl, Savannah Gragg, underwent surgery at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, but died Thursday afternoon. Police said that Savannah was opening a door at the home to let the dog outside when it jumped on her and knocked her to the floor, biting her...
  • Pet shop owner attacked by pit bull

    06/03/2010 2:05:00 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 18 replies · 468+ views
    detnews.com ^ | 6-3-10 | Written by Lauren Suit
    CAPE MAY – The owner of the Wagging Tail Pet Shop in Erma was reportedly attacked on Monday by a pit bull that was owned by the tenant of an apartment above the business. Patsy Nelson suffered serious bite wounds to her hip and one arm, according to police reports. Police said Donald Titus, 25, who lives in an apartment above the shop, was constructing a dog pen in the backyard when the attack occurred. Nelson was taken to the Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House for treatment of her injuries. Titus was cited for failure to...
  • Pit bull attacks owners, sending one to hospital

    06/01/2010 10:18:21 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 92 replies · 1,026+ views
    STORY FROM 5/31/10 A pit bull attacks its owners sending a woman to the hospital and injuring a man. Eau Claire County Sheriff Ron Cramer says the pit bull attacked the couple around 6 p.m. Monday at their home on Skeels Ave. in the Town of Washington on Eau Claire's south side. He says there appears to be no reason the dog attacked them. The woman was taken to the hospital for wounds to her arms. The man had injuries to his stomach and chest but refused medical treatment. The sheriff says the pit bull is now at the Eau...
  • Dog attack victim, 91, describes bloody fight for life with 80-pound pit-bull

    05/04/2010 8:25:48 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 27 replies · 735+ views
    His hand thickly bandaged, 91-year-old Ken Heffren described Tuesday how he fought off a vicious dog attack in his backyard. Heffren, a feisty World War II veteran and retired telephone company employee, said he was fighting for his life as he tried to fend off the 80-pound pitbull-Rottweiler cross on Sunday afternoon with a hammer and a gardening trowel. With no-one home, Heffren said his calls for help from neighbors went unanswered for several minutes as the dog came at him. The pitbull cross dug below the fence between Heffren and his neighbor to enter his yard, Auburn Police reported....
  • Elderly Auburn Man Attacked By Neighbor's Pit Bull

    05/03/2010 4:10:11 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 2 replies · 178+ views
    May 3, 2010 1:00 pm US/Pacific Elderly Auburn Man Attacked By Neighbor's Pit Bull A 91-year-old man recovering with 30-plus stitches after being attacked by a neighbor's Pit Bull in the backyard of his own Placer County home. The attack happened Sunday afternoon in the 800 block of Dairy Rd. in Auburn. The elderly man was working on his sprinkler system when a neighbor's dog dug under the fence and attacked him. When a police officer arrived, they found the dog had cornered the 91-year-old man against a tree. The officer was able to rescue the man who suffered severe...
  • Pit Bull Attacks Man Over Treat, Gets Put Down

    04/28/2010 8:40:29 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 18 replies · 537+ views
    UPDATED: 7:25 pm EDT April 27, 2010 PITTSBURGH -- A man was taken to a hospital after being attacked by his girlfriend's dog in Pittsburgh's Crafton Heights area, the city's Animal Control office said. "The boyfriend was giving the dog a treat and then decided to take the dog treat back. That's when the incident occurred. He was bitten in the leg," said Animal Control supervisor Gerald Akrie. The woman who owns the pit bull called Animal Control on Tuesday morning because the dog was preventing her from getting inside her Obey Street home. She only had the dog for...
  • Cops: couple used pit bull in robbery

    04/27/2010 8:06:33 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 20 replies · 359+ views
    Published : Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010, 8:22 PM EDT INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Two people are facing charges after using a pit bull in a robbery. Police say Andrew Townsend and Carley Woodward drove up to the bus stop at 3100 West Michigan Street and confronted Townsend's ex-girlfriend. Police say when Woodward and the victim began to fight. Townsend got out of his car with a pit bull and started punching the victim and ordering the dog to bite her. Woodward and Townsend then stole the woman's purse. Police later captured the two but they are still searching for the dog.
  • Tearful girl thanks savior from Pit Bull attack

    04/26/2010 8:11:57 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 75 replies · 1,354+ views
    Monday, April 26, 2010 An 11-year-old Toledo girl who was attacked by two Pit Bulls is honoring the good samaritan she says saved her life. Today was the first time Sarabeth McAdams and her 18-year-old rescuer Sam Granata met since the attack. Sarabeth's mother arranged the meeting because she wanted to personally thank the man she says saved her daughter's life. Just over a week ago, Sarabeth was riding her bike when she was attacked by two Pit Bulls. Granata was on his way home from work when he saw the attack. Today, a tearful Sarabeth expressed her gratitude to...
  • Shovel Stops Pit Bull Attack: Update

    04/26/2010 2:13:09 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 50 replies · 957+ views
    Shovel Stops Pit Bull Attack: Update Published Date: 2010/4/26 12:34:34 Article ID : 7748 Version 1.00.02 By Keven Drews UCLUELET — A 27-year-old Ucluelet man says he was forced to knock out a pit bull with a shovel Saturday night in order to stop an attack on a family pet being walked by two children. Jesse Stenbaugh told the Westcoaster.ca Monday he heard children’s screams of “help, help,” while walking home from a friend’s house near the trailer park on Cynamoka Road at about 8 p.m. When he ran across the street and arrived on scene, Stenbaugh said he saw...
  • Portland police officer hospitalized with serious infection after pit bull bite

    04/24/2010 1:59:47 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 5 replies · 378+ views
    Published: 04/24/10 9:20 am | Updated: 04/24/10 9:27 am PORTLAND, Ore. - A Portland police officer who was bit by a pitbull during an investigation has been hospitalized after developing a serious infection. The Oregonian reports that 33-year-old Stephen Gandy had surgery to remove part of his upper right thigh because of the infection. A spokeswoman with Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center said Friday that Gandy was in serious condition.
  • PETA criticizes use of fighting pit bulls in Mafia Wars

    04/23/2010 3:44:02 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 23 replies · 336+ views
    PETA criticizes use of fighting pit bulls in Mafia Wars by Dave Rudden April 23, 2010 10:20 AM PST The animal advocacy group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is protesting Zynga's use of animals as attack items in Mafia Wars. In particular, PETA is accusing the Facebook game developer of perpetuating the stereotype of pit bulls as a dangerous breed. Earlier this week, Zynga introduced pit bulls and African lions as items in Mafia Wars in preparation for an upcoming update in which "animals will become a fully-fledged combat item class." PETA has taken exception to the move,...
  • Teen severely injured by pit bull in Sherwood Twp.

    04/22/2010 2:52:39 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 24 replies · 568+ views
    By Don Reid The Daily Reporter Posted Apr 22, 2010 @ 03:35 PM Sherwood Township, Mich. — For the second time in two weeks, a victim of a pit bull attack in Sherwood Township was hospitalized Wednesday night. Joshua John-Allen Hicks, 13, of Coldwater, was at his uncle’s home on Lilac Lane when a pit bull broke its chain and lunged at the boy. The reddish-colored dog bit and mauled the teen on both arms causing severe damage to his left one. It also bit Hicks on the chest and face. When the dog lunged at the boy’s uncle, he...
  • 5-year-old mauled by pit bull in Hurricane

    04/21/2010 10:46:49 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 222 replies · 2,807+ views
    5-year-old mauled by pit bull in Hurricane April 20, 2010 HURRICANE -- Many owners of American pit bull terriers say the dogs get a bad rap, that they can be as sweet as any other breed and can make great family pets. But if a pit bull attacks, one Utah mother says the results can be devastating. A pit bull mauled Katie Weeks' 5-year-old daughter, Saleena Wickward, in Hurricane Monday night. The little girl is now recovering from reconstructive facial surgery. "She's already asked her mom for a mirror, and we're waiting on that," Weeks says. Right now, Saleena's face...
  • Wis. Man Fined $177 After His Pit Bull Attacks Boy (and bites off boy's cheek)

    04/19/2010 10:39:49 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 26 replies · 453+ views
    SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) ― The owner of a pit bull that bit off part of a Sheboygan boy's cheek has been fined $177. Police records released Monday show that 52-year-old Thomas J. Schmitz was cited over the weekend for owner liability for a dog causing injury. A telephone listing for Schmitz was disconnected. Police say a 12-year-old girl was walking the dog on a leash Tuesday when it attacked the 8-year-old boy.
  • Pit Bull Owners Defend Breed After Dog Fighting Bust

    04/17/2010 3:57:54 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 105 replies · 2,871+ views
    Updated: April 14, 2010 JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Tuesday’s dog fighting bust is just the latest incident surrounding the controversial breed. These pit bulls were trained to fight and now face an uncertain future. People who own the breed say that’s not their nature. One group is determined to prove that image isn’t everything. A whiff and a sniff—just like any other dog. Only these are the much maligned pit bull. Their owners say they are just like any other dog. “They’re full of life, full of fun,” said Lee Nolan, founder of The Guardians Pit Bull Owners Club. “They’re hilarious...
  • Dog mauls girl, 18 months, to death in Sussex

    04/17/2010 2:19:30 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 29 replies · 850+ views
    telegraph ^ | 17 Apr 2010 | Andrew Alderson and Ben Leach
    Her 32-year-old uncle was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after the incident at around midday on Saturday. Police officers were called to an address in Cotton Walk after reports that the baby was unconscious and had suffered serious head injuries. The girl, who was with her three-year-old sister, mother and grandmother, was taken by ambulance to East Surrey Hospital in Redhill, but she was pronounced dead on arrival. The dog suspected of killing the girl was being held by police. The animal is believed to be a mastiff-type breed.
  • Dad who saved daughter by stabbing mastiff said mauling was 'like a horror film'

    04/17/2010 10:38:08 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 121 replies · 3,326+ views
    mirror ^ | 25/03/2010 | Josh Layton
    The dad who stabbed his dog to death after it savaged his two-year-old daughter said yesterday it was like a scene from a horror film. Gereth Sim, 31, is haunted by the moment the French bullmastiff, named Trigger, sank its teeth into little Taylor's face. He said: "I had turned away for two seconds and heard a growl. The next thing the dog had Taylor on the floor and was biting her face. "I punched him until he let her go, then stabbed him with a kitchen knife. Taylor's face was covered in blood. It was like a horror film....
  • Memphis Girl Mauled by Pit Bull

    04/11/2010 6:06:39 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 224 replies · 3,339+ views
    Memphis Girl Mauled by Pit Bull: Family Wants Dog Euthanized Reported by: Kevin Holmes Email: kholmes@myeyewitnessnews.com Last Update: 7:58 pm SHELBY COUNTY, TN – A Memphis child was mauled by a pit bull while inviting her friends to her birthday party. The 8-year-old girl is recovering at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, as authorities decide what should happen to the dog that attacked her. Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies say the dog was chained to a tree in a front yard on Northdale Drive when it got loose. Hailey King has undergone several surgeries to repair her hands, face, legs and...
  • Saginaw pit bull attack victim receives Carnegie Medal for heroism

    04/15/2010 8:25:57 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 12 replies · 442+ views
    By Gus Burns | The Saginaw News April 15, 2010, 6:00PM SAGINAW — Bridgetta Hadley considers the neighbor who rescued her from a pack of attacking pit bulls, suffering wounds so severe he since has had several toes and fingers amputated, a hero. Now a national organization has endorsed Hadley’s view. The Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission is awarding Duane E. VanLanHam the Carnegie Medal for the civilian heroism he displayed March 5, 2009. VanLanHam, 48, of Buena Vista Township is one of 22 award recipients so far in 2010, said Doug Chambers, the commission’s spokesman. VanLanHam rushed from his...
  • 9-Year Old Badly Hurt In Pit Bull Attack (ripped his cheek off)

    04/14/2010 5:14:21 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 265 replies · 2,417+ views
    9-Year Old Badly Hurt In Pit Bull Attack By Michael George SHEBOYGAN- 9-year old A.J. Sterling is recovering at home after being attacked by a pit bull. His injuries are severe, and his parents are angry with the dog’s owners. Witness Connor Lieser tells TODAY’S TMJ4 the attack appeared to be unprovoked, as the boy was reaching down to pet the dog. Maria Ramirez and Afero Sterling, parents of A.J., just watched him go through plastic surgery. He was bitten on the face by the pit bull just one block from his home in Sheboygan. “I wouldn’t want any child...
  • Man Charged With Stabbing Pit Bull Police Say Dog Bit Man After Being Prodded

    02/28/2010 6:17:31 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 5 replies · 305+ views
    Ketv ^ | February 28, 2010 | ketv
    Police said they arrested a Lincoln man on suspicion of felony animal abuse after his pit bull was stabbed in the head and neck. A woman told police her live-in boyfriend, Anthony Hollman, 48, was drinking and poking their pit bull. She said the dog got angry, biting Hollman in the leg.
  • Dog attack kills Prescott 2-year-old (Dog of Peace alert)

    10/29/2009 7:31:48 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 59 replies · 1,513+ views
    <p>A 2-year-old boy died after a chained-up pit-bull terrier in a neighbor’s backyard attacked him Wednesday morning in Prescott, police said.</p> <p>The boy and his 3-year-old brother wandered out of their home about 9 a.m. and made their way into an unfenced yard two houses away where two dogs were chained up, police said.</p>