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  • 'One more shot, he's still breathing': Brutal pit bull attack leaves bloody scene

    07/14/2018 4:51:37 PM PDT · by Norski · 49 replies
    Fox19 ^ | July 13, 2018 | Stefano DiPietrantonio
    TAYLOR MILL, KY (FOX19) - A brutal pit bull attack in Taylor Mill recently sent two people to the hospital and left their home looking like the scene of a massacre. It all happened Thursday just before 11:59 p.m. on St. Matthews Circle. A call came in about a dog bite and police responded. "Where you at?" an officer can be heard asking on body camera as he followed the sound of a man struggling with an animal in the backyard. Taylor Mill Police rolled-up on the yard to find the family's pit bull actively attacking the man. In the...
  • The Pit Bull Problem. A Few Root Causes

    07/06/2018 7:09:14 PM PDT · by Norski · 93 replies
    Charles Danten Blogspot ^ | July 6, 2018 | Charles Danten, former veterinarian
    The Humanization of Animals From the beginning of domestication, our ancestors in their great wisdom worked hard to erect a barrier between animals and humans in order to avoid falling into the trap of animal humanization and the very damaging sentimentality that accompanies it, as much for animals as for humans. Since animals are not inert objects that can be exploited at will without any risk of illness, injury, and environmental damage, it was necessary for reasons of common sense to take precautions to avoid the worst. PETER SINGER But for the past fifty years or so, animal advocates, such...
  • Dad Killed While Protecting His Kids From Polar Bear in Canada

    07/05/2018 10:45:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    KTLA ^ | 07/05/2018
    Gibbons, who lived in Nunavut, the country’s northernmost province, died after putting himself between his children and the bear, the man’s cousin Eric Anoee told CBC. “Definitely Aaron died a hero, he protected his children,” Anoee said. Gibbons, who was described as a devoted father and a good hunter, lived with his family in the nearby community of Arviat. About 2,500 people live the area In a statement, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Gibbons was unarmed at the time of the attack. The polar bear was shot and killed by other people who were on the island, police said
  • Woman in critical condition after being attacked by her own dog

    07/04/2018 1:03:05 AM PDT · by Norski · 66 replies
    abcnewschannel3 Palm Springs ^ | July 3, 2018 | Jesus Reyes
    <p>PALM SPRINGS, Calif.- - A woman is in critical condition after being attacked by her own dog in Palm Springs Monday evening.</p> <p>Palm Springs police said they received numerous reports from residents in the 5300 block of Waverly Drive that a pit bull was attacking its owner Monday at around 6:15 p.m.</p>
  • Dog Attack in Arcata Mobile Home Park Monday Will Likely Lead to Euthanization

    06/30/2018 3:21:57 AM PDT · by Norski · 29 replies
    Lost Coast Outpost ^ | June 27, 2018 | Hank Sims
    PREVIOUSLY: SCANNER TRAFFIC INDICATES: One Person Suffers Critical Injuries After Being Mauled by Dog in Arcata Mobile Home Park An Arcata dog is being held in quarantine at the Humboldt County Animal Shelter for the time being, following a rampaging attack on two people Monday morning at the Town & Country Mobile Villa off Giuntoli Lane in Arcata. The incident took place just before 11 a.m. on the 4900 block of Sierra Way, inside the park, and prompted a large response from police and paramedics. The dispatcher’s log of the call reads: “[Reporting party] screaming into the phone about a...
  • 2 Dogs Killed, 1 Woman Injured In Baltimore Dog Attack

    06/23/2018 5:18:23 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 36 replies
    WJZ ^ | 6/22/18 | 2 Dogs Killed, 1 Woman Injured In Baltimore Dog Attack
    Terry Cornish’s two Yorkshire terriers Chase and Charlie were popular in northeast Baltimore because of their daily walks. But on Thursday, the routine took a fatal turn. Cornish said two pitbull type dogs attacked them on Elmora Avenue. “One big pitbull just jumped on me and I just felt him dangling on me and I was just screaming,” Cornish said. Animal control told WJZ that the three dogs were with their owner but two got lose and attacked. One witness said before Thursday, he’d never seen that type of aggression from the dogs. “She ran in the house and then...
  • 5-month-old girl mauled, killed by babysitter's dog

    06/21/2018 8:55:16 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 83 replies
    CBS17 ^ | 6-17-2018 | CNN and Associated Press
    <p>FOREST PARK, Ga. (AP/CNN) - A Georgia family is in mourning after their babysitter's dog killed their 5-month-old child.</p> <p>Clayton County Police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury says the German Shepherd mauled Paige George on Tuesday at a home in Forest Park, south of Atlanta.</p>
  • A brown bear killed a hiker in Eagle River. A man searching for him was mauled.

    06/21/2018 1:43:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 20 June, 2018 | Matt Tunseth, Alaska Star - Michelle Theriault Boots, ADN
    Google Plus Print articleReddit Increase Article Font Size Decrease Article Font Size Update, 7 p.m.: WeÂ’ve posted a new story with updated information: Man killed, member of search party injured in Eagle River bear attacks â–¶ Play Update, 4:10 p.m.: What Anchorage police described as an aggressive brown bear believed to have killed an Eagle River man and suspected of badly injuring another man had not been found as of Wednesday afternoon. Biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game searched for the animal earlier on Wednesday. As of 4 p.m., no one was in the field but biologists...
  • Pit bull attacks owner in front of Animal Control officer at Dearborn home

    06/12/2018 10:40:23 AM PDT · by Norski · 69 replies
    ClickonDetroit ^ | June 11, 2018 | Steve Garagiola
    DEARBORN, Mich. - A pit bull attacked its owner in Dearborn as a horrified Animal Control officer looked on, according to officials. The incident happened after neighbors complained about the dog and an Animal Control officer was sent to the owner's home. Signs at the front of the home give a fair warning of what to expect, and neighbors said trouble with the owner's dogs is not a surprise. "I hate to say it, but it's been building up," neighbor Lela Warren said. "These dogs have gotten out several times. The neighbor right here's had that dog in his backyard,...
  • Pit bull attack that killed baby ruled accidental; panicky 911 call released by police

    06/07/2018 5:56:29 PM PDT · by familyop · 32 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | June 7, 2018 | Wayne K. Roustan and Erika Pesantes
    The Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death was accidental, police said Wednesday. Diaz said no one will be charged in the incident. The male pit bull — 3 or 4 years old — was raised by the family since it was a puppy, police said. Its sibling and mother, both pit bulls, were also family pets. All were removed from the home the day of the attack, but the dog owner has only surrendered Thor,...
  • 5 year old savaged in dog attack

    06/06/2018 10:13:01 PM PDT · by Norski · 130 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 7 2018 | staff
    A little girl torn apart by savage dogs lay on her hospital bed as nurses pumped her full of painkillers and pleaded, "Mummy, please don't let them put me down,". Five-year-old Leah Preston heard the vicious animals who mauled her in Low Hill, Wolverhampton, had been destroyed and was worried she might be put to sleep, her family said. Doctors said the youngster was in a stable condition in Birmingham Children's Hospital after undergoing surgery for bite wounds to her leg, groin and arm on Friday. Onlookers watched in horror on Thursday afternoon as schoolgirl Leah was tossed around like...
  • 'I thought I was going to die'

    06/01/2018 8:44:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 125 replies
    norwalkreflector. ^ | 6/1/18 | ZOE GRESZLER
    Holly Mckenzie considered her family’s two pit bull dogs her “best friends,” having made memories over the past three years of walking them, playing with them, cuddling them and even sleeping in the same bed together. On Sunday though, Mckenzie said it was like a switch went off in the normally “cuddly, sweet” dogs. The Norwalk woman said one minute she was petting them and the next she was fighting for her life as they literally tried to rip her apart.
  • Pit bull fatally mauls 9-month-old in bouncy chair

    06/01/2018 4:58:07 AM PDT · by familyop · 84 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 31, 2018 | By Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Florida mother was reeling after her 9-month-old daughter was fatally mauled by a pit bull as she sat in a bouncy chair,...Brenda Villasin, 24,...said she’s not ready to blame the breed entirely. "I still don’t feel any type of way about a pit bull," Villasin told the Herald.
  • 8-month-old girl dies in pit-bull attack

    05/30/2018 1:05:39 PM PDT · by Moonman62 · 153 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 05/30/18 | Linda Trischitta and Erika Pesantes
    An 8-month-old girl was bitten by a family pit-bull dog and died from her injuries Wednesday in Miramar, police said. The baby was in the care of a grandmother during the attack, Miramar Police Officer Yessenia Diaz said outside a home in the 2400 block of Kingston Drive. Nearby, a distraught man was being comforted by two women. The male pit bull was 3 or 4 years old and had been raised by the family since it was a puppy, Diaz said. Its sibling and mother, both pit bulls, were also in the home.
  • Dog attacks its family of four in Florissant, sending three to hospital (Missouri)

    05/24/2018 8:41:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | May 23, 2018 | Christine Byers
    A pit bull-bulldog mix... attacked its own family of four Monday, sending three people to the hospital to be treated for their wounds. One adult and two teens, ages 16 and 13, were taken to the hospital to be treated ... Family identified the animal to police as a pit bull. Animal control called it a pit bull-American bulldog mix. ... Another adult in the home also was attacked, but was not taken to a hospital, he said. The dog is now in the custody of the St. Louis County Health Department... Florissant had an ordinance banning pit bulls, but...
  • 1 dead, 1 injured after mountain lion attack on mountain bikers near North Bend

    05/19/2018 6:32:44 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 80 replies
    KOMO NEWS ^ | 19 Nay 2018
    A man is dead and another was taken to Harborview Medical Center on Saturday afternoon after a highly unusual fatal mountain lion attack near North Bend east of Seattle in the Cascades... The mountain lion was tracked and killed.
  • 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...
  • Dad calls toddler the ‘bravest, strongest human’ after a vicious attack by pit bulls

    04/16/2018 4:56:23 PM PDT · by Norski · 91 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Aprill 11, 2018 | Josh Magness
    Dustin Guess was working outside on a hog fence Thursday morning, he says, when two pit bulls began their attack. But the two adult dogs — one male and one female — weren’t going after the man from West Fork, Arkansas. Instead, they were targeting Guess’ 4-year-old son, Matthew, according to Fox6. The female pit bull sunk its teeth into Matthew’s legs and started to drag him, police say, while the male dog attacked the toddler’s face. Guess told KNWA that he started to sprint toward his son with the hopes of separating him from the two vicious dogs. It’s...
  • Editorial: Unleash efforts to regulate pit bulls

    04/15/2018 5:46:30 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 88 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04-15-2018 | Herald Staff
    Last week a woman in Roxbury lost control of her dog, a pit bull mix. It was in the midst of mauling a woman when police shot it. Also last week in Hyannis, a 22-year-old man was attacked and wounded by a pit bull named Zeus. In January, in Falmouth, a 1-year-old girl sustained life-threatening injuries when the family pit bull attacked her, biting her in the face. The child’s father had to resort to stabbing the animal with a knife to end the attack. After being treated locally she was flown to a Boston hospital for further care.
  • 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...