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  • Man attacked by pit bull for several minutes remains hospitalized

    02/13/2013 11:26:32 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Channel 11 ^ | Feb. 13, 2013
    PITTSBURGH — A 49-year-old man remains hospitalized Wednesday as he continues to recover from injuries he sustained in a fight with a pit bull that lasted several minutes. According to police, officers were dispatched to Stoebner Way in Larimer just before 5 p.m. Tuesday for the report of a pit bull attacking the man. When the officers arrived, they said they heard the victim screaming in pain and quickly went to the man’s defense. ... The woman said her son told her he fought with the dog for four to five minutes until he couldn’t fight anymore. At that time,...
  • Dog sentenced to death in Tennessee because he is 'gay'

    01/31/2013 8:37:44 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/31/2013 | By Daniel Miller
    Pitbull-type dog faces being put down today unless new owner is foundAbandoned after previous owner saw him mounting another male dogBut animal experts say this is a sign of dominance not sexuality While dogs are known to occasionally display homosexual behaviour, animal experts say a male dog mounting another male dog is not a sign of sexual orientation but rather a sign of dominance.The dog's fate has sparked a frantic appeal among animal lovers to find a new owner before it's too late. A Facebook page has been set up with the message: 'Don't let this gorgeous dog die bc...
  • Pit bull attack on 4-year-old sparks call for ban ( Canada )

    08/28/2012 1:49:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    CBC News ^ | Aug 28, 2012
    Family says the breed of dog is to blame, not the owner. A White Rock family is calling for a ban on pit bulls after their four-year-old daughter was attacked by a friend's dog while playing at a backyard barbeque. Emma-Leigh Cranford had being playing with the pit bull just days before the attack. But her parents Elizabeth and Mike Cranford say the dog pinned her against a fence and bit her face savagely at a barbecue last week. "All I heard was a growl and she was pinned between the bench and the fence and he was just on...
  • Georgia woman who rescued animals killed in dog attack

    08/18/2012 12:22:55 AM PDT · by Washi · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2012 | Fox News
    A Georgia college student who cared for abandoned animals for nearly a decade was attacked and killed by a dog, police said. Rebecca Carey, 23, was killed at her Decatur home sometime over the weekend, reports. Authorities said Carey, who worked with dogs since she was a young teenager, had five dogs living with her at the time of her death. They included a pit bull, which she had owned for six years, a boxer mix and a Presa, a large Spanish breed. She was also dogsitting another Presa for a friend. Carey’s body was discovered Sunday afternoon after...
  • Dog named Kush found alive next to dead Ohio tornado victim [Kleenex alert!]

    03/09/2012 11:25:21 AM PST · by Daffynition · 54 replies ^ | Annette Peagler
    AMELIA, Ohio - When emergency workers found Carol Forste's body in Ohio after Friday’s tornado, they also came across one of her dearest possessions, her dog, still at her side. The storm that killed his owner and best friend spared the dog's life, even as it crushed his spirit. Kush, Forste's pit bull survived Friday's storm. Doctors at All Creatures Animal Hospital in Amelia, say it will take weeks for Kush to truly heal. One look into his eyes and you can see he is still shocked and traumatized from Friday's tornado. "Kush would not leave her deceased body's side...stood...
  • 4 Pit Bulls Maul Seattle Intruder

    12/23/2011 8:04:01 AM PST · by Altariel · 41 replies ^ | December 19, 2011 | Denise A Justin
    SEATTLE --- Whether he accidentally climbed over the wrong ten-foot fence or was intending to burglarize the residence, a prowler in Seattle learned too late to the benefits of planning ahead. On December 13, the unidentified 2l-year-old man climbed over a ten-foot fence at a home in Seattle at about 9:00 p.m. and dropped into a yard containing four pit bulls, according to the Seattle Times. The dogs attacked and mauled the intruder so badly that he could not walk, so the owner loaded him onto a pallet and used a hand truck to wheel him to the street, where...
  • Gulfport officer shoots pit bull during search

    12/20/2011 9:51:28 AM PST · by Altariel · 39 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | December 15, 2011 | ROBIN FITZGERALD
    GULFPORT -- Spook was chained in his front yard on 20th Street when police officers with a search warrant went to the house and one of them shot the 3-year-old pit bull, witnesses said. **** She said Spook was a gentle inside dog but was outside on a chain while relatives were outside. Clark was inside when she heard the commotion. “If the officer felt threatened by my dog, he had time to back off. I kept hearing my child saying over and over, ‘Please don’t shoot my dog,’” Clark said. “My dog was my best friend,” she said. Clark’s...
  • Pet pit bull mauls and kills 15-day-old baby

    06/03/2011 7:47:48 PM PDT · by Jim 726 · 208 replies · 1+ views
    Pet pit bull mauls and kills 15-day-old baby Pit bulls and other large dogs continue to maim and kill people. Is it because these dogs are aggressive and dangerous or are they owned by irresponsible and careless people? Buster didn't have a history of being aggressive. He was a family pet, a year old and hyper like many young dogs. Buster's owner, 25-year-old Mallory Wildig had been staying at her mother's house following the birth of Darius on February 4 along with her 2-year-old son, Keylin Tillman. She would return home to feed Buster and let him outside. The times...
  • Pit bull abandoned in NJ gains worldwide following

    04/08/2011 7:26:04 AM PDT · by traumer · 45 replies
    NEWARK, N.J. – When an emaciated pit bull found at the bottom of a trash chute in New Jersey was rushed to a veterinary emergency room last month, doctors there thought he would be dead within the hour. Instead, the scrappy pup, nicknamed Patrick, has defied the odds and is getting stronger by the day. "He is a tremendous fighter," said Dr. Thomas Scavelli, the director and founder of the Garden State Veterinary Specialists, the pet hospital in Tinton Falls where Patrick is being treated. "There are very few animals, or any life form, that could have gone through and...
  • San Bernardino County to require spaying or neutering of pit bulls

    06/30/2010 9:37:46 AM PDT · by Smogger · 42 replies · 1+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/25/2010 | Phil Willon
    After a rash of deadly pit bull attacks throughout the Inland Empire, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved a measure Tuesday requiring all pit bull owners to spay or neuter their animals or face fines. In the last five years, pit bull attacks have killed four people in the county, including a 2-year-old San Bernardino boy who was mauled in May by one of the family's two pit bulls — named Taliban — and a 3-year-old Apple Valley boy who died after a similar attack in January. "It's an imminent issue that we felt had to be addressed...
  • Pill Popping Pitbull needs Viagra

    05/15/2010 12:26:35 PM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 13 replies · 768+ views
    NBC NY ^ | may 15 2010 | DEMARCO MORGAN
    Meet Ingrid, a pitbull perhaps taking more Viagra than any man could afford to take on Long Island. "It saved Ingrid's life. Without Viagra we wouldn't have her with us today," said Jodi Record. Ingrid has to pop the blue pills just to stay alive, according to her caregiver Record. "She takes two pills twice a day," said Record.
  • Dog (Pit Bull) that attacked police cars must attend classes

    03/26/2010 7:06:25 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 25 replies · 705+ views
    Assoc. Press ^ | 03/26/2010
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- A pit bull mix in Tennessee has been sentenced to obedience training after his dogged attack on a local police car. Winston didn't bite anybody, but he mauled a Chattanooga police car in what might have been a confused attempt to take a bite out of crime. The persistent pooch managed to tear off a section of the front bumper and damage the tires. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that a judge ruled that Winston had been a very bad dog. He was sentenced to obedience and canine good citizen classes, and he'll have to wear...
  • Great-grandma mauled by Lynn family pit bull

    03/18/2010 8:09:08 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 10 replies · 342+ views
    Last modified: Thursday, March 18, 2010 3:19 PM EDT Great-grandma mauled by Lynn family pit bull By David Liscio / The Daily Item LYNN - A Lynn great-grandmother seriously mauled by her extended family's pit bull Wednesday remains under medical watch while the city's animal control officers search for the owner in hopes of learning whether the dog has been vaccinated against rabies. Margaret Murphy, 76, of Eastern Avenue, drove her car to 26 Mall St. shortly after 3 p.m. to visit her 10-year-old great grandson, Antonio, who lives with his grandmother, Carmen Santana Carrasquillo, and mother Isabelle Santana, in...
  • Pit Bull Attacks Pregnant Marietta Woman

    03/13/2010 9:51:13 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 21 replies · 617+ views
    MARIETTA, Ga. -- A Marietta woman was treated and released from the hospital after being bitten by a pit bull. CBS Atlanta News spoke to the victim, Brittney Wrenn, over the phone. Wrenn, who is seven months pregnant, said she is doing well and so is her baby. She told CBS Atlanta News that she fought off the dog, kicking it, all while trying to block and protect her stomach. Her sister-in-law, Rachel Wrenn, said the pit bull is too dangerous for the neighborhood. Rachel came home moments after Brittney was attacked. Rachel described what led up to the attack,...
  • Pit bull kills girl, 5, in Mississippi

    02/12/2010 9:04:23 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 118 replies · 1,650+ views
    TERRY, Miss., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A 5-year-old girl was killed Friday in an attack by a neighborhood pit bull in Terry, Miss., her grandmother says. Mable Bingham said the body of her granddaughter, Anataisa, was found lying in a ditch Friday after the attack by the dog, which the Hinds County Sheriff's Department took into custody, The Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger reported. "It's so sad," Bingham said of the death of her granddaughter, whom she raised since birth. Bingham said the girl was playing in the snow outside when the attack took place. Additional details of the attack were not...
  • Police shoot vicious dog 12 times

    02/11/2010 8:10:57 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 32 replies · 541+ views
    Published: Thursday, February 11, 2010 11:31 AM CST It took 12 gunshots to stop an aggressive pit bull from attacking police officers Wednesday afternoon. According to a police report, officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Quincy around 4:50 p.m. after receiving a report that a child had been bitten by a loose pit bull. The report states that the dog had trapped two children on the roof of a vehicle. When officers attempted to approach the children to check for injuries, the female pit bull approached them in an aggressive manner, which forced one of the officers to...
  • St. Petersburg woman critically injured by dog she rescued [Pit Bull Alert]

    09/20/2009 6:14:00 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 47 replies · 1,302+ views
    ST. PETERSBURG — Four years ago, Robert Jacks and his wife, Patricia Thiel, rescued a stray dog. The Labrador-pit bullterrier mix was about 2 years old and had wandered onto the golf course where Jacks works. It was afraid of people. They couple figured it had been abused. The two dog lovers named it Jake and worked to rehabilitate it. It became part of the family and often would sleep on the couple's bed. But on Thursday afternoon, something went wrong. Authorities say Jake fiercely attacked Thiel, a 39-year-old nurse at All Children's Hospital, shortly after 2 p.m., in their...
  • Pit Bull Attacks Neighbors, Police Officers And Other Pit Bulls

    08/26/2009 5:52:00 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 4 replies · 541+ views
    Danville, VA-- Wednesday morning, Danville Police responded to the intersection of Kinzer Avenue and Central Street in reference to a pit bull dog chasing children who were at a school bus stop. Responding officers did not locate the dog. An hour or so later at 8:22am, Danville Police were again dispatched to the same location about a pit bull chasing people down the street. Officers arrived and found the dog running loose and learned that a neighbor had already used pepper spray on the dog. The dog approached one of the responding officers aggressively, but the officer was able to...
  • 80 Year Old Attacked by Pitbull

    08/26/2009 6:02:08 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 19 replies · 698+ views
    An 80 year old Rantoul woman is in the hospital after she says a Pitbull attacked her. It happened last week at her home. Eleanor McDonald broke her hip and her hand. Her son is looking for answers. McDonald's son Richard says his mother is fighting for her life. He says Eleanor was taking her dog outside. That's when she says a Pitbull came around the corner and knocked her down, driving her across the driveway. The fall broke her hip and her hand. She's got the bumps and bruises to prove it. Neighbors pulled the dog off. They say...
  • Boy Needs 60 Stitches After Pit Bull Attack

    08/05/2009 5:09:35 PM PDT · by solosmoke · 45 replies · 961+ views
    The Herald ^ | 08/05/2009 | Unknown
    A 32-year-old Hermitage woman faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment after her 1 1/2-year-old Rottweiller named “Cruz” bit a Farrell boy July 15 at her apartment in the Orange Village apartment complex, police said. April Hughes of 400 Orange Drive, Apartment 2, was also cited with harboring a dangerous dog because this is the ninth time Cruz has bitten someone, police said Police allege Ms. Hughes left the boy alone with the dog in the apartment and he was attacked. The boy needed 60 stitches for a head wound, police said.