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  • Judges hit “mindboggling arrogance” in pit bull attack cases

    02/26/2018 2:27:02 PM PST · by Norski · 44 replies
    U.S. Army vets convicted 187th District Court Judge Joey Contreras, of San Antonio, Texas, on January 31, 2018 refused to release Alphonso McCloud, 28, on bond pending appeal of a four-year prison sentence Contreras rendered on January 22, 2018 for McCloud’s role in a pit bull attack that cost neighbor Doris Mixon Smith, 73, her left arm and caused her to suffer facial disfigurement. The pit bull had previously menaced several other people, according to trial testimony, actually biting at least one of them.
  • 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 connection with an arrest Friday.
  • Mother saves son from mauling by mountain lion in Colorado

    06/18/2016 7:28:12 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 56 replies
    yahoo ^ | 18 June 2016 | Brendan O'Brien
    The woman "was able to physically remove her son from the mountain lion" and the boy's father called 911 as he drove his son to hospital, the sheriff added. A hospital spokeswoman said the child sustained injuries to his face, head and neck and was in fair condition. His mother was treated for injuries to her hands and legs and released.

    10/05/2015 4:03:23 PM PDT · by bkopto · 83 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | Oct 5, 2015 | staff
    A Montana bow hunter is recovering after he survived a grizzly bear mauling by remembering a tip from his grandmother and shoving his arm down the animal’s throat. Chase Dellwo, 26, was hunting with his brother northwest of the town of Choteau on Saturday when he came face-to-face with a 350- to 400-pound male grizzly, the Great Falls Tribune reported
  • Dog owner sentenced to prison in fatal mauling (CA)

    10/03/2014 10:56:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies ^ | October 3, 2014 | BRIAN MELLEY, The Associated Press
    LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A pit bull owner convicted of second-degree murder after his dogs fatally mauled a woman was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in prison. Alex Donald Jackson, 31, was convicted last month in the death of Pamela Devitt. The 63-year-old retiree was taking a morning stroll in the high desert town of Littlerock when four of Jackson's dogs leaped over a fence and attacked her in the street. She was alone, didn't have a phone and no one was nearby. By the time help arrived, she had been bitten 150 to 200 times from head...
  • 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 ^ | 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:
  • 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 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...