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  • 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.
  • Greyhound injured in Pitbull attack succumbs to injuries

    04/27/2016 12:25:48 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 62 replies
    The Times has learned that Reginald, the greyhound that was attacked in a recent incident has passed away. A mixed breed pit bull jumped out of a vehicle from the parking lot of the Bodine’s Market on South Main Street, attacking both Reginald and his owner Lisa Matthaeus. Reggie suffered deep gashes to both sides of his neck. The skin on both of his legs was taken completely off. Lisa was also injured trying to intervene, suffering broken fingers and a severed tendon. “Reggie” was a retired Greyhound racer who was adopted by the Matthaeus family. The attacking dog, Rocky,...
  • Family dog fatally mauls newborn baby

    04/22/2016 9:23:33 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 142 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 22, 2016 | PAULINE REPARD
    A 3-day-old baby was fatally mauled by a pet dog in front of the child's parents at their Mira Mesa home Thursday night, San Diego police said Friday. The parents were in bed, watching TV, with their newborn son and pit bull-mix dog when the mother coughed, startling the dog, child abuse unit Sgt. Tu Nguyen said. The dog reacted by biting the baby, he said. The parents pulled the animal off and raced the child to a hospital, where he was declared dead.
  • Pit Bull Mauls Horses at Cabot Training Center

    02/26/2016 11:38:39 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 45 replies
    Fox 16 ^ | Updated 02/26 2016 12:09AM | By Jessi Turnure
    CABOT, Ark. - A pit bull attack almost turned deadly for two horses at Roman's Training Center in Cabot. Trainer June Roman said a pit bull came out of the woods Sunday and attacked two of her American Paints, Porche and Flashy. "No provocation whatsoever," Roman said. "Just murder on his mind. He was ripping Flashy's nose and leg off." "She [Porche] was covered in blood on her legs, her face, chunks hanging off," said Dana Bailey, Porche's owner. "I was just crying because I have the horse gene and she's my baby." After the horses stomped the pit bull,...
  • Boy, 9, mauled to death by dogs in Yuba County

    01/04/2016 6:39:32 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 4, 2016 | Cynthia Hubert, Hudson Sangree and Phillip Reese
    The child was in Sacramento County’s child protection system at the time of his death CPS allowed weekend visits in Linda with an older sister, who has pet pit bulls Investigators say the boy was killed when his sister left him alone with her dogs
  • Mail carrier in SC credited for saving little girl from dog attack ( Pitt Bull )

    12/08/2015 6:25:46 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    WBTV ^ | December 8, 2015 | Sarah-Blake Morgan
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mail Carrier Mark Pizzo ... I see the dog struggling with the little girl.. It did not take Pizzo long to realize if he did not act, something terrible was about to happen. I yelled out of my truck. When I yelled out of my truck, nothing happened. Then I heard her scream. I'll never forget the scream. The scream I will never forget for as long as I live, Pizzo said. Pizzo told WBTV he ran towards the seven-year-old, whose head was gripped in the jaws of a neighbor's Pitt Bull. The dog had started to...
  • Let's Play a Game... Two Dogs Savagely Attack Man. Guess the Breed.

    09/12/2015 10:53:26 AM PDT · by TangibleDisgust · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sept. 12, 2015 | Corey Charlton
  • Pit bull kills West Virginia man reviving owner following heart attack

    03/10/2015 9:52:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 09, 2015
    West Virginia police say a 62-year-old man has died after being mauled to death by a pit bull that attacked him as he tried to revive the dog’s unconscious owner following a heart attack. ... police believe Wallace suffered a heart attack. Higgenbotham was attacked as he tried to resuscitate Wallace. ... the pit bull was not registered with the city, despite an ordinance that requires all pit bulls in the city be registered.
  • Barbara Kay: What pit bull activism says about our culture

    01/03/2015 9:39:36 PM PST · by RBStealth · 95 replies
    National Post ^ | Jan 2, 2015 | Barbara Kay
    Last weekend in Saanich, B.C., a 16-day old baby was mauled by her family’s pit bull-Rottweiler mix on the same day as an elderly man was attacked by two pit bull dogs outside a Langley, B.C. dollar store. News like this is reported, but commentary-wise, dog-related public safety is virtually an orphan topic. Which is why I adopted it. Public-safety regulation is usually linked to what is deemed a critical number of injuries or deaths. Between 1971 and 1980, for example, Ford produced three million Pintos. Due to a peculiarity in the Pinto’s structural design, its fuel tank was prone...
  • Indiana man found dead after attacked by pet pit bull on Christmas Day

    12/27/2014 4:07:24 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 141 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 12.27.14 | Allie Healy
    An Indiana man was mauled to death by his pet pit bull on Christmas Day, Portage police say. Edward L. Cahill, 40, was discovered on the living room floor by his girlfriend when she returned from visiting relatives for the holiday. Cahill was unresponsive, NBC Chicago reports. Authorities were called to a home in the 5500 block of Tulip Avenue at about 8:14 p.m. Cahill was found dead on the floor covered in blood and with multiple lacerations on his face and arms, the Portage police report. A county coroner pronounced Cahill dead at the scene and determined his cause...
  • Woman sues owners of dog killed by her pit bulls

    11/15/2014 1:56:30 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 15, 2014
    TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman whose four pit bulls entered her neighbors' yard through a hole in the fence and killed their 10-year-old beagle is suing them for $1 million.