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  • Rachael Ray Nightmare: Pit Bull May Have To Be Put To Sleep

    02/11/2010 8:01:03 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 75 replies · 2,256+ views
    Peppy television host Rachael Ray has been dealing with a family crisis – her beloved dog Isaboo has been attacking dogs while out on walks and she fears she may have to be put to sleep. PHOTOS: Jersey Shore Kids Leave Rachael Ray Taping Isaboo is the pit bull that has appeared on her show and whom she calls her “baby,” but the dog has had five incidents of violence with other dogs. The brown and white dog becomes aggressive even when on a leash and being walked by a dog handler. The latest incident with her dog occurred in...
  • Pit Bull Killed After Biting Boy In Face

    02/08/2010 8:05:32 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 48 replies · 601+ views
    Updated: 6:33 pm EST February 8, 2010 Comment On This Story ›› ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- A 3-year-old boy was playing in his back yard Monday when a loose pit bull ran up and attacked him. A deputy ended up shooting and killing the dog behind the house on Coral Reef Drive near Alafaya Trail (see map). According to the incident report, the child, Jeremiah Miranda, is recovering from bites at Arnold Palmer. The most serious were to his head and he will need plastic surgery to repair his wounds. His father, Joshua Miranda, was also bitten on his hand....
  • Pet owner killed by dogs after saving them from death

    02/05/2010 4:40:59 AM PST · by loungeSerf · 43 replies · 1,203+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 3, 2010 | Marja Novak
    A Slovenian who saved his three dogs from being put down for attacking humans was himself mauled to death by them, police said Wednesday.
  • 3 Calif. children mauled by pack of escaped dogs

    02/02/2010 9:31:17 PM PST · by FromLori · 13 replies · 647+ views
    A 5-year-old California girl who was mauled along with two siblings by a pack of escaped dogs remained hospitalized Tuesday and was unable to breath on her own, police said. The girl, whose name was not released, was walking with her mother and three siblings along train tracks when they were attacked Monday afternoon by five dogs that escaped a nearby yard by digging under a fence, said Fontana police Sgt. Jeff Decker. One dog, a mastiff, pulled the girl from her mother's hand and "and tossed the child around like a rag doll," Decker said. The girl suffered a...
  • Cops: Man apparently killed by dogs raised by daughter (pit bull attack)

    01/18/2010 2:00:15 PM PST · by valkyry1 · 24 replies · 1,112+ views ^ | January 18, 2010 1:22 PM | Deanese Williams-Harris, Angie Leventis Lourgos, Liam Ford
    Police are investigating the death of a 56-year-old Far South Side man whose daughter came home Sunday night to find him covered in blood and apparently killed by the pit bulls she was raising, police sources said. Johnny Wilson was found in the living room of his home in the 10200 block of South Aberdeen Street with numerous bite marks on his body, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Other sources said he suffered massive head, chest and upper body trauma.
  • Va. Beach family loses family pets in pit bull attack, police say

    01/15/2010 3:32:20 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 51 replies · 872+ views
    VIRGINIA BEACH -- Two dogs were killed when neighbors' pit bulls jumped the fence and attacked, police said. The pit bulls are being held while the owners, Christina Hatchell, 40, and Jocelyn Little, 29, go through the court process, according to MPO Margie Hobbs. When police arrived on MacDonald Road Monday afternoon, one of the terriers was already dead; the other was badly injured and was taken to the vet. It died Thursday. "We can't catch a break," said owner Tara Hassan. "We just got our house out of foreclosure and now this." Police believe the pit bulls broke the...
  • Tiger advocate mauled to death by pet ( Canada )

    01/11/2010 6:48:35 PM PST · by george76 · 76 replies · 2,591+ views
    AFP ^ | January 11, 2010
    A Canadian man has been mauled to death by a 295-kilogram tiger after winning a lengthy legal battle for the right to keep exotic pets... Norman Buwalda, 66, was found dead in the tiger's pen on his property in rural Ontario ... "He had gone in to feed the tiger and possibly had been attacked," Mr Carlson said, indicating there were no witnesses. Mr Buwalda had also kept two lions and a cougar, police said. In 2004, a tiger attack on a 10-year-old boy visiting the property sparked a ban on keeping wild animals as pets.
  • Former UPS man sues Namath over dog attack

    12/23/2009 8:12:35 AM PST · by solosmoke · 25 replies · 836+ views
    MSN Fox Sports ^ | 12/22/09 | unknown
    A former UPS driver has sued Joe Namath, alleging he was attacked by the Hall of Fame quarterback's dogs while making a delivery at his Florida Home. Attorneys for David Gunter say he hasn't been able to work since the 2007 incident in Tequesta, about 90 miles north of Miami. Lawyer Steven Slootsky says Gunter required four surgeries after suffering injuries to his neck, back and knee.... Gunter isn't the only one to have problems with Namath's dogs. Complaints have been filed against two of them, and one was ordered last month to be muzzled and leashed full-time.
  • Child Dies after being bitten by dog

    12/22/2009 1:02:38 PM PST · by solosmoke · 12 replies · 805+ views
    Cape Coral Daily Breeze ^ | 12/22/2009 | Unknown
    A 2-year old boy died this morning after being bitten by the family dog. Cape police, fire, and EMS were called to a report of an animal bite with injuries at 7:41 am in the 200 block of Southeast 45th Terrace. The dog, a Weimaraner, was confiscated by Lee County Animal Control.
  • Man attacked by two pit bulls in Encino

    12/14/2009 6:01:37 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 8 replies · 370+ views
    December 14, 2009 | 2:24 pm A 71-year-old man was hospitalized after he was attacked by two pit bulls in Encino, authorities said today. The man was walking in the 17900 block of Burbank Boulevard about 9:45 p.m. Sunday when he came across the pit bulls, said Det. Joel Price of the LAPD’s West Valley Station. He appeared to have tried to fight off the dogs by raising his hands, sustaining bite marks on both arms, Price said. The man was knocked to the ground, and a couple of drivers came to his aid, scaring off the dogs with their...
  • Rottweiler Kills Florida Toddler

    12/13/2009 12:40:53 PM PST · by WFTR · 83 replies · 2,178+ views ^ | December 13, 2009
    NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (Dec. 13) - Authorities say a Rottweiler attacked and killed a Florida toddler when the boy reached to pick up a cookie he had dropped.
  • Woman, 70, in hospital after pit bull attack

    12/05/2009 12:37:51 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 79 replies · 5,737+ views
    Saturday, December 05, 2009 By SARAH RAHMAN JOURNAL STAFF WRITER A 70-year-old woman was critically injured yesterday morning when she was mauled by two pit bulls that had gotten loose from their Bayonne backyard, police said. Maria Zaldana, of Jersey City, was attacked at 9:11 a.m. outside the dogs' 15 W. 34th St. home, Bayonne Police Lt. Robert Deczynski said. Part of Zaldana's scalp was torn off, he said, and she also suffered numerous puncture wounds and had skin torn off from her right knee and calf and the left side of her face. Zaldana was just steps from the...
  • Pitbull rips off three-year-old boy's scalp

    12/04/2009 6:44:22 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 20 replies · 652+ views
    Pitbull rips off three-year-old boy's scalp 13:00 AEST Sat Dec 5 2009 By ninemsn staff A three-year-old boy has had most of his scalp torn off in a pitbull attack in the Northern Territory. The boy, whose name has not been released, was playing in the backyard of a relative's house in Katherine when a pitbull latched onto his hair and ripped off a large section of his scalp, the NT news reports. The boy's mother, who was inside the house at the time of the mauling, ran outside when she heard his screams. Paramedics rushed the boy to Katherine...
  • Pit bull attack seriously injures woman at child-care facility

    12/04/2009 6:40:46 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 9 replies · 584+ views
    Hanover County and state authorities are investigating an attack by two pit bulls that seriously injured a woman in the yard of a house that doubles as a child-care facility. The house where today's attack occurred is licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services to care for up to 12 children per day, although Hanover County authorities said no children were there at the time. The 41-year-old victim, who went to the house to visit her friend who operates the child-care facility, was taken to VCU Medical Center for treatment of what authorities said were significant wounds to her...
  • Pitbull kills 4-year-old, uncle held

    12/03/2009 12:09:30 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 13 replies · 548+ views
    LONDON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The uncle of a 4-year-old British boy mauled to death by an illegal pitbull dog has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, police say. The victim, John Paul Massey, was attacked Monday at the home of his grandmother, Helen Foulkes, in Wavertree, The Daily Telegraph reported. Foulkes was injured as she tried to pull the dog from her grandson. The boy's uncle, Christian Foulkes, 21, of Liverpool, was away with the army when the attack occurred. He returned home after the incident and was detained by police. Pitbulls are banned in Britain under the Dangerous...
  • Elderly Flora Woman Killed in Pit Bull Attack

    12/01/2009 12:28:40 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 31 replies · 865+ views
    Elderly Flora Woman Killed in Pit Bull Attack 12/1/09 @ 2:21:44 pm An 85-year-old Flora woman has been attacked and killed by a pit bull dog Monday afternoon in Flora. Police identify the victim as Rosie Humphreys. They say Humphreys had taken her small poodle for a walk when the poodle was attacked and killed. Police believe Humphreys attempted to kick the pit bull away from her dog and that's when the pit bull turned on her. A neighbor was treated for a minor hand wound at the Clay County Hospital received when trying to bring the dog under control....
  • An Elderly Man is Attacked by Pitbulls

    11/30/2009 5:04:27 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 21 replies · 635+ views
    LINDSIDE -- The Monroe County Sheriff's Department is investigating an attack that left an elderly man in critical condition. Sheriff Michael Gravely said the attack happened on Friday, Nov. 27 in the Pine Grove area of Monroe County. The victim has been confirmed as 70 year old, Lowell Bowden. Sheriff Gravely said Bowden was attacked by four or five dogs of the pitbull breed. Bowden is listed in critical condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The investigation is ongoing.
  • Pitbull mauls boy to death

    11/30/2009 5:02:20 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 15 replies · 453+ views
    A NEIGHBOURHOOD is in shock after a young boy has been mauled to death by a 'pitbull type dog' while his grandmother was babysitting him at home. The child, named locally as John Paul Massey, suffered serious injuries and died at the scene. His grandmother Helen Foulkes, 63, battled in vain to protect the boy from the white-and-brown-coloured animal. The incident happened at a house in Wavertree, Liverpool, in the early hours of this morning.
  • Pit bull's young victim identified (yet another baby mauled to death)

    11/07/2009 1:35:55 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 14 replies · 5,359+ views
    NEW ALBANY, Miss. -- The 16-month-old victim of a pit bull attack has been identified as Destiny Marie Knox from Union County. Her identity was released Friday by Coroner Mark Golding. Her body was taken to Jackson for an autopsy while sheriff's deputies investigated the killing, which occurred Thursday night when the child was attacked by a pit bull at her baby sitter's mobile home.
  • Taylor Mitchell, 19, Musician, Killed by Coyotes

    10/30/2009 5:48:45 PM PDT · by stillafreemind · 30 replies · 1,936+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 10-30-09 | Sherry Tomfeld
    The singer died on the way to the hospital from her wounds. The coyotes had bitten her many times and the paramedics said she was in critical condition when they found her and she had lost a lot of blood.
  • Rescued dog mauls man in vicious attack in Woodbury (near Minneapolis)

    10/30/2009 9:19:55 AM PDT · by missycocopuffs · 42 replies · 2,155+ views Press ^ | 10/29/2009 | Bob Shaw
    A dog rescued by a retired police officer attacked him Sunday — inflicting hideous wounds on his face. "The doctors and nurses have never seen anything like this," said John Wess, a friend of the victim. Jim Stewart, 53, of Woodbury, reportedly suffered a severed ear and had the skin torn away from most of his face in the attack. He was listed Thursday evening in good condition at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. "He has not seen himself in a mirror, and we are pretty worried about that," said Wess, a retired St. Paul police officer and longtime friend....
  • Rising folk star Taylor Mitchell killed by coyotes

    10/28/2009 3:22:18 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 106 replies · 4,342+ views
    news ^ | October 29, 2009
    A PROMISING young Canadian musician has been attacked and killed by coyotes while on a tour promoting her new album. Taylor Mitchell, 19, was considered a rising star of the folk music scene, having just earned a Canadian Folk Music Awards nomination. She was hiking alone on the Syline Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park when a pair of coyotes attacked her. Tourists rushed to her aid when they heard her screams and found Mitchell bleeding heavily from mulitple wounds "all over her body", according to The Canadian Press. "She was losing a considerable amount of blood from her...
  • Coyotes kill woman on hike in Canadian park

    10/28/2009 3:07:01 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies · 1,064+ views
    TORONTO – Two coyotes attacked a promising young musician as she was hiking alone in a national park in eastern Canada, and authorities said she died Wednesday of her injuries. The victim was identified as Taylor Mitchell, 19, a singer-songwriter from Toronto who was touring her new album on the East Coast.
  • Toronto singer killed by coyotes

    10/28/2009 12:33:10 PM PDT · by Borges · 170 replies · 7,823+ views
    The Star ^ | 10/28/09
    Taylor Mitchell, a 19-year-old Toronto singer whose debut album was released in March, has died in a Nova Scotia hospital after being mauled by coyotes in a Cape Breton park. Mitchell was hiking Tuesday on the Skyline Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park when she was attacked by two coyotes. Another hiker, who was walking nearby, heard her cries for help and called 911. Officers arrived about 3:15 p.m., and one of the coyotes fled into the bush. The other coyote was shot and limped away. Mitchell was airlifted to a hospital in Halifax, where she died early Wednesday....
  • Authorities: Calif. Toddler Mauled to Death by Pit Bull

    10/23/2009 9:14:52 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 14 replies · 600+ views
    Authorities: Calif. Toddler Mauled to Death by Pit Bull Friday, October 23, 2009 MADERA, Calif. —  Authorities say a 17-month old boy has died after being mauled by a pit bull. Merced County authorities say the attack occurred Friday, and the boy died after being airlifted to a hospital.
  • Woman attacked by pit bull might lose arm, police say

    10/21/2009 4:52:53 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 2 replies · 323+ views
    The Journal Gazette A Pierceton woman visiting her son was attacked by a pit bull Tuesday, and the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department said the woman might lose her arm. Deputies said they were called to 9735 East County Road 150 South, north of Pierceton, shortly before 5 p.m. after an off-duty Warsaw police officer who lives nearby was able to get the dog off Janet Hartman, 63. Hartman was at the home of her son, Kevin, got out of her van and approached the residence, the sheriff's department said in a statement. The family dog ran from the porch area...
  • Family pit bull mauls boy, 10, at home

    10/16/2009 7:29:20 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 44 replies · 1,331+ views
    DELTA — A 10-year-old boy was severely mauled by his family's pit bull yesterday, but did not suffer life-threatening injuries, authorities said. The boy's name was unavailable last night. He was attacked by the family pit bull when he walked into his home in the 9000 block of Fulton County Road 11 about 5 p.m. with a computerized baby doll from school, County Dog Warden Peter Skeldon said. “The baby started crying, and when that happened, the pit bull attacked,” Mr. Skeldon said. The boy suffered bites to his face, an arm, a leg, and his back, the dog warden...
  • Golfer loses arm to alligator

    10/10/2009 7:45:01 PM PDT · by kingattax · 29 replies · 2,064+ views
    The News & Observer ^ | 10.10.2009 | PATRICK DONOHUE
    A 77-year-old man lost his arm below the elbow Thursday when he was attacked by an alligator while playing golf on Fripp Island. The man, the father of a Fripp Island property owner, was playing the 11th hole of the island's Ocean Creek Golf Course at about 3 p.m. when the attack occurred. The victim was leaning down to pick up his ball when a 10-foot long alligator grabbed his arm, said Kate Hines, general manager of the Fripp Island Property Owners Association. Hines said the alligator dragged the man into a nearby pond and went into a series of...
  • Pet Bear Caged Near Home Kills Pa. Woman

    10/05/2009 5:30:59 AM PDT · by Abathar · 59 replies · 2,289+ views ^ | 10/04/2009 | unknown
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Authorities in northeastern Pennsylvania said a woman was killed by her pet black bear as she cleaned its cage. State police said 37-year-old Kelly Ann Walz was mauled to death Sunday evening by the 350-pound bear. A state Game Commission spokesman said Walz kept the bear inside a steel and concrete cage near her house about 20 miles northeast of Allentown. Officials said Walz threw a shovelful of dog food to one side of the cage to distract the bear while she cleaned the other side. At some point, the bear turned on her and attacked. The...
  • Pastor may need rabies vaccine after pit bull attack

    10/04/2009 6:48:21 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 13 replies · 719+ views
    7:28 PM Sunday, October 4, 2009 HAMILTON — Pastor Greg Andrews paid a price trying to protect his parishioners from a menacing pit bull. The 53-year-old leader of the House of Deliverance Church on Millikin Street was attacked late last month by a neighbor’s pit bull in the church parking lot. Around 200 parishioners, including children and elderly, had gathered inside the church for a concert. The dog was loose in the parking lot. Andrews said he asked the owner to take the dog away and secure it. “I turned around and the next thing I know the dog’s on...
  • 74-year-old woman attacked by raccoons

    10/04/2009 2:09:45 PM PDT · by devane617 · 88 replies · 6,471+ views
    BayNews9 ^ | 10/04/2009
    A 74-year-old Lakeland woman was attacked and severely injured Saturday evening by five raccoons, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office animal control section is investigating. There is no word on the woman's condition.
  • New Face for woman mauled by dog

    10/01/2009 7:04:01 PM PDT · by solosmoke · 18 replies · 1,336+ views
    Crawley Observer ^ | 08/19/2009 | Unknown
    A year ago Princess Goodwin was left with a gaping hole instead of a nose after her hound savaged her face in a freak attack.Recalling the moment when she awoke to find that greyhound Ali, who'd been sleeping on her bed, had launched the frenzied attack, she said: "It was quite confusing because I didn't know what had happened. "It was only when I realised the dog had bitten me I thought this isn't good, this is bad. "My first instinct was 'Hell, it's bad, what is anyone going to do with that?' – there wasn't anything to do anything...
  • Teenagers in Terror as Their Pet Dog is mauled

    10/01/2009 6:54:46 PM PDT · by solosmoke · 82 replies · 3,014+ views
    Worcester News ^ | 08/31/2009 | James Savage
    TWO teenage girls were left shaken and frightened after their Staffordshire bull terrier was attacked by a golden retriever. The family has now called for all breeds of dogs to be kept on leads and under control when out in public. Three-year-old Zakk was left with a bleeding face and ear and now has a nasty scar on the side of his head. Jude Cother, of Bettle Close, Drakes Broughton, near Pershore, thinks ‘Staffies’ get too much bad press and believes other breeds of dog need to be kept under better control. Mrs Cother, aged 40, said: “Zakk was on...
  • Dog Owner Horrified as Pet Mauled

    09/30/2009 5:23:58 PM PDT · by solosmoke · 22 replies · 1,617+ views
    Evening News: The Edinburgh Paper ^ | 09/02/2009 | Victoria Raimes
    A DOG owner was left horrified after her Staffordshire bull terrier was viciously mauled by a collie during its daily walk in the latest in a spate of dog attacks in the area. Karen Ofinski-Fogarty said it was the second time that her "soft" and "kind-natured" Staffie Lucy has been targeted in the Braid Hills.Mrs Ofinski-Fogarty, from Colinton, said that Lucy was first attacked last September when a mongrel tore her ear and caused a huge gash across her head. She required emergency surgery. "Lucy was screaming like I had never heard before, there was blood pouring from the wound....
  • Dog Attacks 97-Year Old English Man

    09/30/2009 5:18:03 PM PDT · by solosmoke · 11 replies · 681+ views
    Clarion News ^ | 09/02/2009 | Lee Cable
    Thomas Scott, 97, was in his backyard at 503 Court St. when a black Lab-mix attacked him. Scott said the dog bit him on his leg as he was walking in his yard, and he had to use his walker to get the dog off. In a report by Crawford County Deputy Sheriff Eddie Weber, who responded to the incident, Scott was in his residence when Weber arrived and had sustained a severe laceration to his leg. Crawford County EMS treated the victim at the scene, and he was transported to Harrison County Hospital in Corydon. It required 11 stitches...
  • Dog Labeled "Vicious" After Attack

    09/30/2009 5:14:53 PM PDT · by solosmoke · 16 replies · 814+ views
    The Windsor Star ^ | 09/11/2009 | Unknown
    A dog that was responsible for a vicious attack on a teenage girl in east Windsor last weekend is being designated by the Humane Society as "dangerous." "It had her by the arm," said William Green, a neighbourhood resident who witnessed the attack. "The bone was visible... She had chunks of her own flesh on her clothes. She was in shock." The incident happened around 4 p.m. on Sept. 5 in the 2600 block of Jos St. Louis Avenue.Windsor police said the dog -- a six-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever -- bit the victim deeply on her right forearm. The severity...
  • Toddler Injured After Dog Attack

    09/30/2009 5:09:54 PM PDT · by solosmoke · 4 replies · 401+ views ^ | 09/29/2009 | Assoc. Press
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A 3-year-old girl was hospitalized after she was attacked by a dog outside her Coeur d'Alene home. According to a Coeur d'Alene police report, the toddler ran outside to greet her mother when two dogs belonging to a neighbor ran up and 1 of them, a Belgian shepherd-type dog, attacked her. Her mother began kicking and screaming at the dog, and the child's father and the dog's owner ran over and were able to pry the dog away from the child after several minutes. Police said the child suffered bite wounds to her head, chest,...
  • Woman and Dog Attacked While on a Walk

    09/30/2009 5:06:36 PM PDT · by solosmoke · 9 replies · 449+ views
    BBC News ^ | 09/26/2009 | Unknown
    A woman was left shaken after being bitten by a greyhound, which also attacked her dog, in the Isle of Man. The woman was walking her Tibetan terrier along Douglas Street in Peel when the other dog, which was also being walked, attacked them. The terrier suffered an open wound to the neck, which later required surgery, and the woman was bitten on the hand. Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened at about 1615 BST on Friday. Pc Ian Scott, of Peel police station, said: "I am led to believe a number of people witnessed the...
  • Woman treated at hospital after pet bear attack in Pickens County

    09/25/2009 6:26:32 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 37 replies · 1,305+ views
    PICKENS COUNTY — A 21-year-old Pickens woman was taken to a hospital Thursday night after a pet bear attacked her. Lt. Robert McCullough, spokesman for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, said the woman was at a relative’s home in Pumpkin Town near when one of two pet black bears attacked her right hand when she reached inside the bear’s cage. Independent Mail coverage partner WSPA News Channel 7 reports that the woman has been identified as Melody Hankle. McCullough said the woman suffered severe injuries including deep cuts and possibly broken bones. She was taken to Greenville Memorial...
  • 'Vicious' Pomeranian ordered out of Aspen

    09/25/2009 2:05:28 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 47 replies · 2,976+ views
    krdo ^ | Sep 25, 2009
    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - It's out of town or else for Gizmo, a Pomeranian with a bad reputation in Aspen. Municipal Judge Brooke Peterson told Gizmo's owner, Melinda Goldrich, that if the dog is seen again in town, it will be put to death. Goldrich was in court Wednesday on a charge of keeping a vicious dog. An employee at an Aspen fitness club says Gizmo, who was tied to a fence, bit her in August. The dog served 10 days in an animal shelter. Goldrich had been under a court order to not leave Gizmo unattended after he bit...
  • Child In Davidson County Bit By A Dog Over Her Lollipop

    09/20/2009 6:36:12 PM PDT · by solosmoke · 18 replies · 786+ views
    WFMY News 2 ^ | 09/14/2009 | Devetta Blount , Kerri Hartsfield
    <p>Davidson County, NC-- A 4-year-old was hospitalized Sunday after being attacked by a dog near her Davidson County home.</p> <p>"She had a sucker in her mouth, and the dog tried to take it," said Rodney Baisden, the 4-year-old's father. "She's got three lacerations on her face, two bites on her arm, a couple bites on her legs, and it took 50 stitches in her face."</p>
  • Raw Video: Bear Attacks Tourists in Japan

    09/20/2009 11:33:37 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies · 2,277+ views
    AssociatedPress ^ | September 20, 2009 | Video
    A bear injured nine people at highway rest stop in central Japan before being shot dead in a souvenir shop, a firefighter said Sunday.
  • Pit Bull Killed After Attacking Toddler

    09/15/2009 8:54:07 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 25 replies · 970+ views
    Police say a Warner Robins man killed his own pit bull after it attacked his 2-year-old daughter. That came two days after the dog allegedly tried to attack a woman. A Warner Robins police news release says it happened Monday around 6 p.m. Monday at 200 Peachtree Circle. Daniel Copeland, age 26, reported that the dog lunged at his daughter and bit her in the face, then became aggressive when he tried to pull it away from her. Police say Copeland stabbed and killed the dog. His daughter was taken to an Atlanta hospital with extensive head injuries and is...
  • Bear attacks Colorado man inside his home

    09/11/2009 7:59:22 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 38 replies · 1,691+ views
    ASPEN, Colo. — A man was attacked by a large black bear in his Aspen home in the latest in a string of violent encounters with the animals this summer in the mountain community. Colorado Division of Wildlife spokesman Randy Hampton said the man had gone to the first floor of his home to check on his three barking dogs when the bear struck him in the head.
  • Man found unconscious with hand bitten off by pit bull

    09/10/2009 8:43:41 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 25 replies · 915+ views
    When John M. Venezia's employer hadn't seen or heard from him, state police at Swiftwater were contacted Tuesday and went to check on Venezia, 48, at his Red Rock Road home in Paradise Township. Police knocked on the door and no one answered. Further investigation revealed Venezia lying unconscious in the hallway due to a medical condition. Police entered the home and noticed Venezia's right hand had been bitten off by a pit bull found in the home. As police tried to render aid, the pit bull lunged at a trooper and was fatally shot. Paramedics arrived on scene and...
  • Police: Dog bit off Monroe County man's hand

    09/10/2009 12:13:09 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 23 replies · 2,014+ views
    CRESCO - A state trooper checking on a Monroe County man who failed to report to his job made a horrifying discovery: the unconscious victim lying in his home, his right hand bitten off by a pit bull inside the residence. John M. Venezia, 48, of Cresco, was taken to Pocono Medical Center, where state police at Swiftwater said he remained in intensive care Thursday. According to police, a trooper who went to Mr. Venezia's home on Red Rock Road in Paradise Twp. on Tuesday about 8:45 a.m. found the victim in the hallway, unconscious due to a medical condition....
  • 3-year old Mauled by Family Pit Bull

    09/08/2009 7:36:18 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 7 replies · 694+ views
    3-year old Mauled by Family Pit Bull KTLA News 3:19 PM PDT, September 8, 2009 Click here to find out more! FULLERTON -- A 3-year-old girl is hospitalized in intensive care after being mauled by the family pit bull. It happened around 8:00 p.m. Monday at the family’s home in the 200 block of Costa Court. Investigators say the girl and her mother took food to the dog, which was tied up in the backyard The mother went back inside the house, leaving her daughter outside with the dog, said Fullerton Police Sgt. Mike MacDonald. Minutes later the girl’s 11-year-old...
  • Pit bull that chewed off baby's toes is euthanized

    09/07/2009 6:55:41 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 30 replies · 797+ views
    JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A pit bull that chewed the toes off of a 4-month old baby in North Carolina has been euthanized, while the child's mother and her boyfriend remain in custody, charged with felony child abuse. The 1-year-old dog was put down and tested negative for rabies. A spokeswoman for Onslow County Animal Control said that to test for rabies, animals must first be euthanized.
  • Sheriff: Baby's Toes Chewed Off By Pit Bull

    08/31/2009 7:06:17 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 15 replies · 1,175+ views
    Onslow County, NC -- A baby had all the toes of his left foot chewed off by a Pit Bull, according to the Onslow County Sheriff's Office. Lawmen say the baby could lose his foot. The mother said she never heard the baby cry out and only discovered the injury when she went to change the baby's diaper Monday morning. Sheriff's deputies say the mother, Robie Lynn Jenkins, and her boyfriend, Tremayne Spillman, were taking care of the 12-week-old Pit Bull for a friend, after the friend was arrested Sunday night for possession of a firearm by a felon. "Ms....
  • Camper attacked by black bear

    08/29/2009 9:44:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies · 2,302+ views
    Deseret News ^ | August 28, 2009 | Pat Reavy
    A 78-year-old man was hospitalized Friday with injuries he received when he was attacked by a black bear in a remote area of eastern Utah. The bear was shot and killed by another camper. About 12:30 a.m., a river-rafting party of 13 people, including nine family members and four guides, were sleeping after finding a spot off the Green River near Rock Creek Ranch in Carbon County's Desolation Canyon to stop for the night, said Brad Crompton, Division of Wildlife Resources' southeastern region wildlife biologist. The family was awakened upon hearing the sound of a bear attacking a family member...