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  • Dog Buried Alive in France Sparks Social Media Fury

    08/05/2015 10:33:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Photos of a dog buried alive up to its head in France sparked an outpouring of anger on social media Wednesday, and police said the owner was taken into custody. The French mastiff was discovered and then rescued on Saturday by a man walking his own dog on waste ground in Carrieres-sur-Seine, west of Paris. The man posted pictures on Facebook saying: "Only her head was visible and it was difficult to see given the amount of earth covering her." A police source told AFP that the dog was surrounded by stones and her lead was attached to a sack...
  • Deadly dog mauling: Livonia man dies after two mastiffs attacked him as he jogged ( MI )

    07/25/2014 6:41:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    MLive-Flint Journal ^ | July 24, 2014 | Amanda Emery
    METAMORA TWP, MI – A Livonia man died after he was attacked by two large dogs while he was out for an evening run Wednesday evening, July 23, .. Metamora Township Police Chief David Mallett. ... Mallett said the dogs responsible for the attack are two 3-year-old Cane Corsos. A Cane Corso is described by the American Kennel Club as a "mastiff type" dog that ranges in size from 23 1/2 to 27 1/2 inches tall at the shoulder. ... Mallett said there was a report of a dog bite in May 2012 where the animal did come back to...
  • Authorities ID teen killed in north NJ dog attack

    03/02/2014 11:19:00 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    AP via ^ | 03/02/2014 | staff
    Authorities have identified the 13-year-old boy who was killed when a 115-pound bull mastiff dog attacked him and another youth in northern New Jersey. Paterson police say city resident Kenneth Santilla and another 13-year-old boy were walking along a street when the attack occurred Friday afternoon.
  • He came home from a long day at work

    01/13/2014 11:02:07 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 14 replies
    Glenn Beck ^ | 1/11/14 | Glenn Beck
    Glenn Beck sends a lot of emails. He’ll email full monologues of for the show, clips from TheBlaze he wants posted, “good job” notes when someone pulls off a big project, and stories he wants the news team to look into. And sometimes he emails something that just made him laugh with only “You have got to post this! Fantastically funny.”
  • Afghanistan: UK's best armoured vehicle overcome by Taliban for first time

    05/01/2013 4:53:49 AM PDT · by Smartisan · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01 May 2013
    The killing of three British soldiers in an explosion in Afghanistan is the first time the Taliban has overcome Britain’s best-protected armoured vehicle, defence chiefs admitted today. The soldiers were killed while travelling in a Mastiff armoured patrol vehicle, once described by Prime Minister David Cameron as offering "the best-known protection" against bombs, after it was struck by an improvised explosive device in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province. It is the first time British soldiers have been killed while travelling in a Mastiff armoured vehicle, the Ministry of Defence said today. The £1m Mastiff is widely used by...
  • Suburban firefighter mauled to death by mastiff had just taken in the dog (Illinois)

    11/15/2012 6:17:36 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | Stephanie Lulay
    Suburban firefighter mauled to death by mastiff had just taken in the dog By Stephanie Lulay Last Modified: Nov 15, 2012 02:24AM A far west suburban firefighter was mauled to death in her home by a 130- to 140-pound dog she and her husband had just taken in to avoid it being put down, authorities said. Dawn Brown, a firefighter with the Bristol-Kendall Fire Department and a paramedic with the Big Rock Fire District, was found dead at the bottom of the basement stairs in her Big Rock home Monday afternoon. The Kane County sheriff’s department revealed Tuesday that...
  • Great Danes and other “attack dogs” would be euthanized under Cumberland County ban

    12/05/2011 11:45:43 AM PST · by Altariel · 129 replies
    Ohmidog! ^ | December 5, 2011 | jwoestendiek
    Apparently gunning down stray dogs on the streets wasn’t enough for the dog unfriendly officials of Cumberland County, North Carolina. Now they want to slay, within 72 hours, every dog that comes into the shelter who is, or appears to be a mix of: American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiller, Akita, chow chow, Doberman pinscher, German shepherd, Great Dane, Presa Canario, Siberian husky or mastiff. There’s a convenient catch-all pit bull category as well. They’re not doing it yet, despite what you may be reading on the misinformation highway. But they’re talking about it. The county’s Animal Control Board is recommending that...
  • NFL Star's Dogs Kill Neighbor's Dog

    07/09/2011 2:05:07 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 41 replies
    TMZ ^ | 7/9/11 | TMZ Staff
    Four dogs belonging to Arizona Cardinals linebacker Joey Porter reportedly killed a dog belonging to one of his neighbor's ... this according to a local report. The incident went down on July 2, says the Bakersfield Californian, and a local animal control spokesperson told the paper Porter was cited for not having the dogs on a leash. The spokesperson said the dogs appeared to be half mastiff, half pit bull -- and that Porter appeared upset about what happened and apologized to the neighbor. In 2006, Porter's dogs (though unclear if it's the same ones) reportedly got loose from his...
  • Cop Shoots Dogs, Neighborhood Outraged

    01/31/2011 8:21:41 AM PST · by Immerito · 86 replies
    My Wabash Valley ^ | January 10, 2011 | Katie Shane
    A Valley neighborhood is outraged after two dogs are shot and killed by local police. The Shelburn Town Marshal says he was forced to shoot two dogs. Officer Doug Inman says he was called to a field off Mill Street, where neighbors say a pack of dogs were fighting. Inman tried to break-up the fight and even fired shots into the ground to scare the dogs. When that didn't work he shot two mastiff puppies. The family says he had no right to kill the dogs. "I'm just glad it wasn't a child out being attacked by these two dogs,"...
  • Woman Killed By Dog In South London

    12/23/2010 6:30:46 PM PST · by Cardhu · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Sky News ^ | December 23th 2010 | Huw Borland
    A woman in her 40s has died after being savaged by a dog at a property in south London. The victim suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, in Wallington, near Sutton. Scotland Yard said the dog - a Belgian mastiff - was shot dead by police firearms officers. There was at least one other person at the property at the time of the attack, but no-one else was injured. A puppy has also been removed from the property in Demesne Road. Police and paramedics were first called out at 8.57pm on Thursday, following reports of an...
  • 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....
  • My Space From Outer Space

    06/12/2008 2:29:43 PM PDT · by fings · 2 replies · 324+ views
    Bo (woof) In Commentary: If the old adage “the bigger they are, the harder they fall” is true, then Boris, the bull mastiff, is going to have one tough landing. Why do I say this? Because Boris can be seen from outer space! That, my friends, is big! (Most owners worry about losing their dogs if they slip through the front door - but with Boris, the bull mastiff, it is unlikely to be a major concern. The dog, which weighs in at a stagger 14 stone, is so large he can even be spotted from space...(con't @
  • Mastiffs euthanized after boy bitten

    04/26/2006 10:37:58 AM PDT · by solosmoke · 8 replies · 461+ views ^ | 03-12-2006
    LAKESIDE, Calif. -- The San Diego County Department of Animal Services euthanized a pair of mastiffs after one bit a 13-year-old boy at Lindo Lake Park, 10News reported. The teen was taken to a hospital following Sunday's attack, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Lauren Joniaux, a regional director with the county Department of Animal Services, said a male mastiff bit the boy on the buttocks, arm and back around 2 p.m. The same dog then bit a Lakeside man on the ankle. That wound was considered minor, Joniaux told the Union Tribune. Sheriff's deputies responded and shot the dogs...
  • Killer dog that refused to die

    04/09/2006 11:34:12 AM PDT · by managusta · 83 replies · 3,379+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 9th April 2006 | CHRISTOPHER LEAKE
    Police marksmen called to save a two-year-old child from the jaws of a bull mastiff had to pump 17 bullets into the dog before it would die. The animal had already been stabbed four times with a bread knife by its owner in a desperate effort to make it drop his son. When police marksmen arrived, they initially fired a 50,000-volt Taser gun in a vain attempt to stop the frenzied attack by three-year-old family pet Mitch. They then emptied the entire clip of a Glock 17, 9mm pistol into the dog before it finally collapsed and died. "They fired...
  • Police search for wounded dog

    08/08/2005 9:32:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies · 379+ views
    Cape Cod Times ^ | August 8, 2005 | KAREN JEFFREY
    SANDWICH - A 145-pound South African mastiff that attacked its owner, her mother, and police yesterday morning was still on the loose last night despite daylong efforts to capture or kill the animal. Police suspect the dog may have been wounded when they shot at it - first as it attacked them after breaking through the gates of a stockade fence and later as it ran into woods on the north side of Tupper Road.