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  • Dog Cult Prays For Pit Bull That Mauled A Child

    03/23/2014 7:50:49 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 43 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 23, 2014 | JP
    “Save Mickey.” So pleads the Facebook page lamenting that the pit bull faces “the death penalty” just because he mauled four-year-old Kevin Vicente. The Phoenix, Arizona boy was hospitalized with a broken eye socket, check bone and lower jaw bone. “He still can’t open his eye,” said Dr. Salvatore Lettieri, chief of cosmetic surgery at Maricopa Medical Center. “Well need to fix the tear duct drainage system,” said the surgeon. “That is, if he makes tears.” Meanwhile, there are no tears shed for poor young Kevin on Mickey’s Facebook page, which announces that 50,000 people have signed a petition (on...
  • Campaign to save dog in Arizona mauling (Dogs of Peace-Facebook pro pitbull fans support dog)

    03/17/2014 1:47:38 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 48 replies
    ap.org ^ | March 16, 2014 | Terry Tang
    PHOENIX (AP) — A dog that mauled a 4-year-old Phoenix boy has received thousands of pleas for mercy through a Facebook campaign ahead of a court hearing to decide his fate. A municipal court judge could rule at a March 25 hearing on whether Mickey, a pit bull that bit Kevin Vicente in the face, should be euthanized. Kevin received injuries that will require, according to doctors, months and possibly years of reconstructive surgeries. Since the Feb. 20 attack, Mickey has become the object of a Facebook page that has gotten more than 40,000 likes and an online petition to...
  • London bookmakers slash odds for Romney as he mauls Obama in their first live TV battle

    10/04/2012 7:06:50 AM PDT · by tellw · 10 replies
    London Evening Standard ^ | 4 Oct 2012 | David Gardner and Guy Adams
    04 October 2012 Mitt Romney brought his campaign for the White House back to life today with a surprise victory over Barack Obama in their first live TV debate. His spirited, pugnacious performance was seen to have earned a clear win over the President, who appeared listless, disengaged and lacking in any killer lines. The 90-minute debate, watched by 60 million people, had an immediate impact on betting, with bookmakers slashing the odds on a Romney win from 5/1 to 11/4 in hours. The rival camps will now be waiting tensely to see if the opinion polls also shift.
  • Burleson infant dies after mauling by dog Burleson infant dies after mauling by dog

    09/26/2012 2:53:18 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 35 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | Sept 25, 2012 | Deanna Boyd
    BURLESON -- A 3-month-old boy who died Monday evening after being mauled by his father's dog had been asleep on a bed inside the house when he was attacked, police officials said Tuesday. Burleson police officers had been at the house in the 200 block of Linda Drive in connection with a domestic dispute between the infant's parents when the mauling occurred. Officers administered emergency aide to the baby, Rayden Bruce, until paramedics arrived but the infant was pronounced dead at 8:29 p.m. Monday at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth. Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/09/25/4286485/burleson-infant-dies-after-mauling.html#storylink=cpy
  • Mother, daughter charged in pit bull mauling of woman (mother on immigration hold)

    07/06/2011 5:35:02 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 9 replies
    Int'l Business Times ^ | 07/01/2011 9:48 AM HKT
    A San Diego mother and daughter pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges stemming from an attack by their pit bulls on a 75-year-old woman that forced doctors to amputate part of her arm and leg. Alba Medina Cornelio, 39, and her daughter Carla Ramirez Cornelio, 19, were arrested on Wednesday night, four days after authorities say two of their dogs escaped through a fence and mauled neighbor Emako Mendoza in her yard. Both were ordered held on $350,000 bail during an arraignment in San Diego Superior Court, where they each face two felony counts of owning an animal that...
  • Putnam County man mauled by pit bulls dies (Florida)

    06/16/2011 2:31:39 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 75 replies
    St. Augustine Record ^ | June 16, 2011 | swampsniper
    A Putnam County man mauled by two pit bulls last week died late Wednesday afternoon after being taken off life support. Roy McSweeney, 74, suffered brain damage from severe blood loss that occurred when the dogs severed one arm, partially removed the other and attacked his face, said Jennifer Biewend, his family's attorney. Capt. Johnny Greenwood of the Sheriff's Office said he was pronounced dead at 4:18 p.m.
  • Pit Bull attack hospitalizes woman

    03/22/2011 8:23:42 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 69 replies
    ENGLAND, AR - An England, Arkansas woman is in the hospital after 2 pit bulls attacked her. Now those dogs may be euthanized and the owner faces charges. The dogs bit Brenie Jordan more than 25 times while she was walking in Little Rock. When Fox16 talked to her she was heavily sedated and barely cognizant but confirmed she was in a lot of pain. "He saw what happened through the window and he ran outside and tried to help the young lady but I guess they were so strong. So he just grabbed a stick or whatever he could...
  • WORLD CUP AFTERMATH: North Korea's failed World Cup footballers undergo public mauling

    07/30/2010 1:22:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 07/30/2010 | Justin McCurry
    England's failed footballers should count themselves lucky that their ignominious World Cup exit was met with little more than a public mauling by the media. Their counterparts from North Korea, who lost all three of their group games, have been subjected to a six-hour excoriation for "betraying" the communist nation's ideological struggle, according to reports. There are even fears for the safety of the team coach, Kim Jung-hun, who was accused of betraying the son and heir of the regime's "dear leader," Kim Jong-il. Early this month the players were summoned to an auditorium at the working people's culture palace...
  • R.I.P. 'Ax Men' Star's Daughter Killed by Family Dog

    03/01/2010 12:47:08 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 120 replies · 2,705+ views
    TMZ ^ | 03/01/10 | Staff
    The 4-year-old daughter of Jesse Browning -- one of the stars of The History Channel's "Ax Men" -- died tragically yesterday in Oregon after being mauled by one of the family's pet Rottweilers. Jesse -- whose father owns the "Browning Logging" company featured on the show -- called 911 around 1 PM after the dog attacked his daughter Ashlynn at the family home, this according to Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin. We're told Ashlynn was airlifted to the Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland shortly after the attack ... but was pronounced dead on arrival. We're told cops...
  • 3 pit-bull attacks cause death, mayhem

    02/22/2010 12:51:33 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 42 replies · 9,498+ views
    3 pit-bull attacks cause death, mayhem By KITTY CAPARELLA & STEPHANIE FARR Philadelphia Daily News caparek@phillynews.com 215-854-5880 THE BLOODY paw prints were still in the snow, and a bunch of white gauze lay nearby. The pinkish snow was packed down where two pit bulls had attacked a 10-year-old boy - severely injuring his right arm and puncturing his neck, left arm and back with their teeth shortly after 11 a.m. yesterday. The child had been walking with two boys who had both dogs on leashes. The dogs - one brown and the other white with brown spots - began fighting...
  • Cobb: Pit Bull Attacks Child

    02/17/2010 3:59:08 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 91 replies · 965+ views
    wsb radio online ^ | 2/17/10 | Chris Camp
    (WSB Radio) -- A seven-year-old girl is recovering after she was attacked by a pit bull mix. Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce tells WSB the little girl was walking home from school in front of the Valley View Mobile Home Park near Eastside Drive, when the dogl came after her. That's when a neighbor, who saw what was happening, ran to her aid, possibly saving her life. "He went out with a piece of wood and actually struck the dog and was able to get the dog off of the seven-year-old girl," said Pierce. He then scooped the child...
  • Retired police officer recounts bear mauling

    07/24/2009 8:28:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies · 1,221+ views
    Gazette ^ | July 24, 2009 | GREG TUTTLE
    Jerry Ruth saw the grizzly for just a fraction of a second before it was on him. Within seconds, the 275-pound animal had crushed the Wyoming man's jaw when it bit him in the face, fractured his rib and punctured his lung and left deep bite wounds in his calf and scratches across his back. Ruth grabbed for the .41-caliber magnum revolver he was carrying in a hip holster and relied on his training and experience as a police officer to save his life. He fired three times, saving three bullets in case his first shots failed. Ruth said he...
  • Yorkie mauled to death in Castle Rock PetSmart

    05/14/2009 1:04:30 AM PDT · by familyop · 74 replies · 5,450+ views
    Fox31, KDVR-TV ^ | 12MAY09 | Dave Young
    They dropped their tiny dog off for grooming at the Castle Rock PetSmart. Minutes later, another dog mauled it to death...What troubled the family most though, was that Buddy had been killed by the PetSmart grooming manager's dog, a dog other workers call a pit bull. But a dog the owner calls in the police report, an American Bulldog Mastiff.
  • Bears among us: Too close for comfort?

    07/06/2008 12:00:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies · 112+ views
    The Anchorage Daily News ^ | July 6th, 2008 | CRAIG MEDRED
    Always there have been the bears in and around Anchorage. Never before has there been a bear mauling in town. Not that the horrific attack on 15-year-old mountain biker Petra Davis last weekend came as a shock to those familiar with local bears. A small group of wildlife biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game have been warning for years that something like this could happen ... Some who have been hiking, running and mountain biking in the park and the adjacent Chugach State Park for decades say they see more bears and more bear sign than ever...
  • SF Woman Warned Zoo 10 Years Ago Tiger Wall Not High Enough

    12/29/2007 9:10:37 PM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 14 replies · 1,101+ views
    KNTV ^ | 12/29/07
    SF Woman Warned Zoo 10 Years Ago Tiger Wall Not High Enough POSTED: 11:56 am PST December 28, 2007 SAN FRANCISCO -- A San Francisco woman has said she warned the city zoo more than 10 years ago that the safety walls at the tiger grotto weren't high enough. She said she was afraid for her safety and that of her 3-year-old 10 years ago. "This whole image came back to me in my brain and I was sick to my stomach actually," said Marian Roth-Cramer. She says she saw a tiger, housed in the same grotto as Tatiana, the...
  • San Jose father incredulous his son could have taunted deadly tiger (Photo of tiger grotto)

    12/27/2007 10:05:26 AM PST · by knuthom · 59 replies · 124+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 12/27/2007 | Lisa Fernandez, Mark Gomez and Julia Prodis Sulek
    In the wake of reports that police are investigating whether a tiger at the San Francisco Zoo was taunted before attacking a trio of young men, the father of the teen who was killed doesn't think his son would "do such a foolish thing." "I don't see the proof or the evidence yet," Carlos Sousa Sr. said in a phone interview this morning following a national appearance on "Good Morning America." "But kids are kids and you can't be watching them all the time." Still, Sousa Sr. said he wanted to find out more information later today about what happened...
  • Pit bull kills 7-year-old Minneapolis boy at home

    08/17/2007 5:42:42 AM PDT · by JZelle · 121 replies · 1,992+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 8-17-07 | Tom Ford and Joy Powell
    Perhaps, his loved ones can only speculate, young Zachary King Jr. had gone to get a puppy in his family's basement, where their full-grown male pit bull was chained. When the 7-year-old boy's older sister came inside to look for him Thursday afternoon, she found him badly bitten and lying on the basement floor. She ran to get their father, but it was too late. The dog killed Zachary, who was about to enter second grade at Hope Academy, a private Christian school in Minneapolis. The pit bull, which had previously bitten other people, went for the boy's throat, police...
  • Police: Caretaker Found Dead After Dog Mauling At Actor's Home [Ving Rhames]

    08/03/2007 12:49:08 PM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 10 replies · 1,409+ views
    knbc.com ^ | August 3, 2007 | knbc.com story monkey
    LOS ANGELES -- A man working as a caretaker at a residence owned by actor Ving Rhames was found dead on the property Friday morning after being mauled by two dogs, authorities said. The man died at the scene of the attack, which was reported about 7:15 a.m. in the 12900 block of San Vicente Boulevard, said Los Angeles police Officer Sandra Gonzalez. His name was withheld pending notification of relatives.
  • Texas boy, 4, killed by two pit bulls

    11/22/2006 12:25:48 PM PST · by JZelle · 124 replies · 2,599+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11-22-06 | u
    A Houston-area family was mourning the death of their 4-old-son who was killed by two pit bulls that attacked as he was playing with his 2-year-old brother. Pedro Rios died of his injuries Tuesday afternoon in a mobile home park east of Houston, the Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday. He and his brother were playing when the dogs approached. The younger boy managed to escape. The boys' mother heard screams and raced to the boy and tried pulling the dogs off but they wouldn't let go until lights and sirens of sheriff's deputies' cars startled them, the report said. Deputies killed...
  • Black bear runs down and mauls bicyclist in Canadian park ( Bring back the hunting seasons )

    05/15/2006 12:21:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies · 1,650+ views
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | May 15, 2006 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A black bear chased, caught and mauled a bicycle rider on a mountain trail in Canada's oldest and most popular national park, and was shot and killed when it refused to leave the area, a warden said. The biker, Greg Flaaten, 41, a Web administrator for the town of Banff, was being treated for severe arm injuries at Foothills Hospital in Calgary following the attack, and reconstructive surgery in the biceps and triceps area was scheduled Monday. Authorities initially feared Flaaten might lose his arm, but that concern was eased when a key artery was found to be intact, maintaining...
  • Man loses argument with bear

    04/28/2006 3:48:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies · 718+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | April 28, 2006 | Gary Gerhardt
    A 29-year-old Farisita man suffered bruises and possible nerve damage to his neck and shoulder this week when he tangled with a black bear on a private ranch near Stonewall about 25 miles west of Trinidad. Harold Cerda stopped to use an outhouse on the ranch. While he was away from his car, a bear climbed through an open window and started to eat Cerda's lunch that was on the front seat. As Cerda came out of the outhouse, the bear was walking in his direction and took a swing at Cerda, knocking him down. Michael Seraphin, spokesman for the...
  • Bear Caught in Tenn., Forest Service Says

    04/16/2006 1:45:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies · 1,848+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | April 16, 2006 | AP
    A black bear was caught in a forest recreation area Sunday and was being sent to a veterinary school to determine if it was the same animal that attacked a family, killing a 6-year-old girl. Authorities found a bear in the same trap where they detected paw prints on Saturday in the remote Cherokee National Forest Chilhowee Recreation Area... The bear, which was captured near the site of the attack, looked to be the same weight as the 350- to 400-pound bear that attacked a mother and her two children on a trail in the recreation area on Thursday... The...
  • Boy attacked by mountain lion

    04/16/2006 7:33:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies · 2,735+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 15, 2006 | Associated Press
    A 7-year-old boy hiking with his family was attacked Saturday by a mountain lion... The boy, whose name was not released, was apparently in a group taking a short hike at a scenic area of Flagstaff Mountain, Division of Wildlife spokesman Tyler Baskfield said. "The father turned and saw the cat had a hold of the young boy," ... The group began screaming at the cat and throwing rocks and was able to free the boy... the mountain is prime habitat for the cats, and there had been several recent sightings of mountain lions in west Boulder.
  • Hunt Is on for Killer Bear in Tenn.

    04/14/2006 6:52:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 185 replies · 4,577+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4-14-06 | Associated Press
    Authorities hunted Friday for a black bear that picked up a 2-year-old boy in its mouth and mauled his mother, critically injuring them before killing the child's 6-year-old sister. Witnesses told authorities the bear picked up the boy in its mouth while the mother and other visitors tried to fend it off with sticks and rocks, said Dan Hicks, a spokesman for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. When the bear attacked, the girl ran away, authorities said. Rescuers found the girl's body about 100 yards down the trail from the falls. A bear was standing over her. "Allegedly, after the...
  • Pit bull duo shot dead after attacks on Stansbury links

    04/12/2006 5:33:56 AM PDT · by Wristpin · 11 replies · 519+ views
    Toole Transcript Bulletin ^ | April 4, 2006 | Written by Jesse Fruhwirth
    Escaped pit bulls struck fear in the hearts of Stansbury Park children Friday as they walked home from school. Five children were injured in the attacks, though none of the injuries were fatal. Both dogs were shot dead in a showdown with sheriff's deputies after several witnesses reported the attacks. "[The dogs] started traveling and made their way to the golf course," Tooele County Sheriff Frank Park said. "There they met a 13 year old and a 6 year old by the golf course ... They were cutting across the golf course after school ... The dogs charged them and...
  • Pit bulls' owner found guilty in mauling of 82-year-old

    12/23/2005 10:47:16 AM PST · by JZelle · 23 replies · 533+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-23-05 | Matthew Barakat
    SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. -- A dog owner was convicted yesterday of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to three years in prison for allowing her pit bulls to run loose and fatally maul an 82-year-old woman. The conviction against Deanna Large, 37, of Partlow, marks the first time in Virginia that a dog owner has been convicted of manslaughter for the actions of a pet. Circuit Judge Ann Hunter Simpson has the option to reduce the sentence when Large is formally sentenced on Feb. 24, but she cannot increase it. Spotsylvania County Commonwealth's Attorney William F. Neely had asked for the maximum sentence...
  • Bill to call for tougher dog law in state (VA)

    12/19/2005 11:06:41 AM PST · by JZelle · 11 replies · 502+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-19-05 | Kristen Gelineau
    RICHMOND -- Lawmakers are proposing tough legislation to punish dog owners whose pets injure or kill after the attack on an 82-year-old widow who was fatally mauled by three roaming pit bulls. Dorothy Sullivan's family and some legislators contend Virginia law doesn't give prosecutors much recourse in cases where dogs kill or maim. "The horrific nature of Mrs. Sullivan's death, coupled with the prosecutor telling me he really didn't have a whole lot legally as means to pursue the case, told me that Virginia law really seemed to be lacking," said Sen. R. Edward Houck, Spotsylvania County Democrat. He plans...
  • Woman charged in son's mauling shot

    12/17/2005 9:05:34 PM PST · by CAWats · 13 replies · 841+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 12/17/2005 | cawats
    Aurora - A woman charged with child abuse after her son was mauled by pit bulls was shot early this morning, and the suspect remains at large. Police say Renee Denise Muniz, 37, was shot in her upper torso and is in critical condition at an area hospital. A man also was shot during the incident. Suspect.
  • Mother, daughter attacked by neighbor's pit bull

    06/22/2005 8:59:49 PM PDT · by SmithL · 39 replies · 1,384+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/22/5 | Leslie Fulbright
    An 8-year-old Santa Rosa girl and her mother were attacked and injured by a pit bull today after it escaped from a neighbor’s house and came into their backyard. Police said the pit bull first attacked the young girl in the yard on Santa Barbara Avenue around 11:35 a.m., biting her on the face. Two men, walking nearby, heard the girl and her mother screaming. They ran into the backyard and started hitting the dog with several objects, including a crow bar. The men were able to get the dog to release its grip on the young girl's face but...
  • Not first time pit bull had bitten family members

    06/16/2005 3:36:03 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 257+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/16/5 | Chuck Squatriglia
    Fearful neighbors would stay inside when dog got loose - A pit bull that attacked and seriously injured its 66-year-old owner Tuesday had a history of aggression and was feared by neighbors, police said Wednesday. Tommie Munoz remained hospitalized Wednesday with "extensive" injuries to her legs following the attack by King, her 9-year-old pit bull terrier, said Sgt. Art Sweeney, spokesman for the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety. The wounds were so severe, Sweeney said, that "there were several large chunks of her leg that (doctors) could not repair." Munoz's condition at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital was not available....
  • Court reinstates SF dog mauling murder conviction

    05/07/2005 9:25:51 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 21 replies · 754+ views
    AP - San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 6, 2005 | David Kravets
    SAN FRANCISCO – A state appeals court reinstated the second-degree murder conviction of a San Francisco attorney whose giant dogs mauled and killed a neighbor in the hallway of an apartment building here. The appeals court, in reversing a lower court judge who vacated the jury's finding against Marjorie Knoller, said Thursday that Superior Court Judge James Warren erred when he reduced the conviction to manslaughter. The 1st District Court of Appeal said Warren erroneously concluded that in order for Knoller to be convicted of murder, she had to know that one of the two giant Presa Canario dogs would...
  • Police: Girl, 2, dies after apparent dog mauling

    05/06/2005 1:27:53 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 55 replies · 1,375+ views
    AP ^ | 5-6-02
    Police: Girl, 2, dies after apparent dog mauling 5/6/2005, 2:01 p.m. ET The Associated Press WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 2-year-old girl appears to have been mauled to death Friday by her family's two Huskies, police said. Police in this Oakland County community said the dogs were taken into the custody of animal control after the attack shortly before 9:30 a.m. EDT. The child's mother and grandparents were in the house at the time, police said, and her mother called 911 after the child was found in the backyard. The parents were interviewed, police said, and had not been...
  • Bear-Mauling Victim Survives Rare Second Attack

    04/24/2005 11:35:30 AM PDT · by kingattax · 157 replies · 6,759+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4-21-2005
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Scott MacInnes set an Alaskan record this week, although not one contenders would seek to break, by becoming the state's first person to survive two bear attacks, state officials said on Wednesday. MacInnes, a 51-year-old biologist, was mauled during his early morning jog on Monday when he met up with a brown bear and one or two cubs near his home in the Kenai Peninsula town of Soldotna. He had been mauled 38 years earlier on a well-used hiking trail in the Chugach National Forest, according to a government biologist. "That's the only time in the...
  • Owner of Murderous Canine Released From Prison

    01/02/2004 12:05:43 PM PST · by jalisco555 · 9 replies · 132+ views
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO — A woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter along with her husband in the dog mauling death of a neighbor was released from prison after serving more than half of a four-year sentence.</p> <p>Marjorie Knoller, 48, was released Thursday from Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla, according to Yolanda Campo, an assistant in the warden's office.</p>
  • THE VERDICT IS IN! Dog owners guilty on all counts...

    03/21/2002 1:18:25 PM PST · by CPI News · 184 replies · 456+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 03-21-02 | AP
    A woman whose two huge dogs mauled a neighbor to death in a San Francisco apartment building was convicted of murder and manslaughter Thursday. Her husband was found guilty of manslaughter. Marjorie Knoller, 46, could get 15 years to life in prison for the second-degree murder conviction in the death of 33-year-old Diane Whipple. She looked stricken upon hearing the verdict, taking several deep breaths. Her 60-year-old husband, Robert Noel, showed no reaction. Both were also convicted of involuntary manslaughter and having a mischievous dog that killed someone. The sentencing date was not immediately announced. Murder charges are rare in...