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  • 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 · 82 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...
  • Wild otter attacks 77-year-old Florida kayaker: 'It didn't want to come off'

    03/08/2018 10:01:48 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7 Mar 2018 | Katherine Lam
    77-year-old woman received stitches and treatments for rabies after a wild otter viciously attacked her while she was kayaking down a Florida river. ... "And then all of a sudden he jumped on the kayak and two seconds later he jumped on me." ...he 77-year-old said her hat was shredded, but added she was fortunate to be wearing a life jacket that protected her back. "By some miracle, I don't have any injuries on the top of my head,"
  • Grumpy male elephant seal heaves his hulking body onto a beach and CRUSHES a weaned pup [tr]

    03/07/2018 11:35:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 7, 2018 | Charlotte Dean
    This weaned baby seal appears to have crossed the wrong mammal, as the defenceless pup gets crushed by its giant relative. The male deliberately chased, then lay on the weaner, who struggled and squealed before wriggling free - apparently uninjured. Baby seals are abandoned by their mothers after the weaning period who head back to sea to feed.
  • Big cat poacher is mauled to death and EATEN by the pride of lions

    02/12/2018 8:15:44 AM PST · by rktman · 75 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Jamie Pyatt
    A big cat poacher has been killed and eaten by the pride of lions he was hunting at a private game reserve in South Africa. The hunter was heard screaming for help as he was attacked at the Ingwelala Private Nature Reserve in Hoedspruit outside Phalaborwa. But the lions quickly killed their victim and devoured most of his body before being chased off, leaving his head untouched.
  • Father stabs family dog to save one-year-old

    01/08/2018 10:40:37 AM PST · by strider44 · 72 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 1/8/18 | AP
    <p>FALMOUTH MA (AP) - Police say a father stabbed his family’s dog to death after it started mauling his one-year-old daughter.</p> <p>The Boston Herald reports that according to Falmouth police the child was playing in the kitchen Sunday morning when the family pit-bull terrier attacked her, biting her face causing major trauma.</p>
  • 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 warrant...in 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.
  • 22-Year-Old Virginia Woman Mauled to Death by Her Dogs

    12/16/2017 10:12:32 PM PST · by Kartographer · 130 replies
    KTLA ^ | 2/15/17 | BY TRACY BLOOM
    But responding deputies quickly discovered the woman was dead. They came upon what Goochland County Sheriff James Agnew described as a “grisly” scene, littered with bloody scraps of clothing. Investigators believe the victim’s dogs, described as pit bulls, initiated a “violent” attack on Stephens while she was out walking them. "The victim had defensive wounds on her hands and arms trying to keep the dogs away from her, which would be consistent with being attacked while she was still alive,” Agnew told reporters during a Friday afternoon news conference.
  • 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.
  • Family says dog was mauled to death at PetSmart grooming salon: 'He was bait'

    11/08/2017 9:25:27 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 53 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 11/08/17 | By Geoff Herbert gherbert@syracuse.com,
    A woman in Scranton, Pennsylvania, is claiming her family dog was mauled to death by another dog inside a PetSmart grooming salon. Betty Miller told WNEP she dropped off her 12-year-old pet, a Bichon named Brewster, at the pet store chain's Dickson City location for an appointment on Wednesday. She got a call later that day saying Brewster was taken to the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center when another dog allegedly attacked him in the store. Brewster was pronounced dead on arrival by vets at the VREC in nearby South Abington Township. The animal hospital said "resuscitation efforts were administered,...
  • Wolves ate hiker after her frantic phone call, coroner says

    09/27/2017 10:40:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | September 27, 2017 | By COSTAS KANTOURIS
    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A missing British hiker whose dismembered, fleshless remains were found in the hills of northern Greece was probably attacked by wolves while walking alone on a remote path, then torn apart and devoured, a Greek coroner said after an autopsy Wednesday. Coroner Nikos Kifnidis told the Associated Press that both the woman’s thigh bones had been cracked open by bites and large sections of her body are still missing. He said a veterinarian at Wednesday’s autopsy in the town of Komotini confirmed that no dog or jackal could have administered such bites.
  • Alaska bear kills teen during race, troopers say

    06/20/2017 5:15:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 19, 2017
    A 16-year old boy was mauled and killed by a black bear Sunday while running a mountain race, Alaska State Troopers said. The teenager, whose identity has not been released, was a participant in the juniors division of the Robert Spurr Memorial Hill Climb race between Anchorage and Girdwood, the Alaska Dispatch News reported. Brad Precosky, the race’s director, said the runner had apparently made it to the halfway point turnaround on Bird Ridge Trail when he texted a family member that he was being chased by a bear. The family member alerted Precosky about the text and a search...
  • Nevada pit bull mauls 6-month-old baby to death

    05/11/2017 8:33:32 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 70 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 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.
  • Woman attacked, killed by own dog

    04/28/2017 8:31:55 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 202 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 28 APRIL 2017 | ABC 7 CHICAGO
    UPPER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. -- Police are investigating a tragedy where a woman was attacked and killed by her own dog in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County. It happened before 1:30 p.m. Thursday on Spring White Drive. Police say the woman, believed to be in her 30's, was attacked by her dog on the rear deck of her home. She was taken to Lehigh Valley Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
  • Boy mauled by pit bull while playing with friends

    04/21/2017 11:00:26 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 21 replies
    © 2017 NYP HOLDINGS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ^ | April 21, 2017 | 10:44am | By Natalie Musumeci
    A toddler was mauled by a pit bull as he played with other kids on a Rockland County street, horrific footage of the attack shows. The 41-second clip shows the dog charging at the 3-year-old child, dragging him to the ground and tossing him around like a rag doll. The boy, wearing yellow pants, can then be seen struggling to crawl away. Moments later, people can be seen rushing over to help, with one man pulling the dog away by its collar. Police captured the dog... Photos ... show the side of the child’s face and neck bloodied from the...
  • Child Suffers Bites to Face by Dog in Dallas

    04/14/2017 7:49:12 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 41 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | 4/14/2017 | Jennifer Phillips
    A 10-year-old child is in the hospital after suffering injuries to the face from a pit bull bite, officials say. ... Johnson said the dog is a male pit-bull that weighs about 70 - 80 pounds. He said the dog has never shown signs of agression toward his children or the two other dogs that it lives with.
  • Obama Dog Sunny Bites White House Guest

    01/12/2017 10:54:20 AM PST · by blueyon · 149 replies
    TMZ ^ | 1/12/17 | ???TMZ???
    President Obama had to deal with a small domestic crisis at the White House -- a family friend was bitten by Sunny, the First Family's 4-year-old dog. We're told the incident occurred Monday when the 18-year-old was visiting the White House. Sources connected to the girl tell us she went to pet and kiss Sunny, and the dog bit her on the face. Sunny -- a female Portuguese Water Dog -- left a nasty gash under the girl's eye. We're told the Obamas' family physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, checked her out and decided she needed stitches.