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  • Dog owner arrested for MURDER after his pack of pit bulls mauled woman .... to death

    05/30/2013 6:16:41 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 48 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | May 30, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A California man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after his pack of pit bulls attacked a 63-year-old female jogger, who later died of blood loss from some 200 puncture wounds. Alex Jackson, 29, of Antelope Valley was booked on Thursday after his dogs, caught and impounded following the May 9 attack, tested positive to DNA belonging to victim, Pamela Devitt. He has also been charged with owner negligence, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. Jackson was initially arrested shortly after Devitt was killed while out for a jog near her home in Littlerock, but was...
  • WI:Wausau homeowner shoots pit bull

    05/28/2013 5:49:33 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    jsonline.com ^ | 27 May, 2013 | NA
    A pit bull was running loose Sunday near the residential area of Mallard Lane when it began attacking another dog that was being walked on a leash by it's owner
  • Two day old baby attacked by pit bull

    05/26/2013 12:20:53 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 90 replies
    kwch ^ | 5-24
    by Christina Taylor KWCH 12 Eyewitness News 3:08 p.m. CDT, May 24, 2013 (COFFEYVILLE, Kan.)— A brand new baby was attacked by a pit bull in Coffeyville. Police say the dog severely injured the two day old girl. The pit bull belonged to her family. She was initially taken to the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center with life threatening injuries. She was then transported to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita and is listed in stable condition.
  • Pit bulls euthanized after mauling dog and terrorizing neighborhood ( San Diego )

    05/12/2013 11:20:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    10News ^ | 05/12/2013
    Some residents in Valencia Park are resting easier this weekend. Two pit bulls that were terrorizing the neighborhood have been put to sleep following an attack Friday. A viewer contacted 10News on Friday afternoon after her dog was mauled that morning. The County of San Diego Animal Services confirmed that the two pit bulls in question killed a neighborhood dog in 2009. The owners of the pit bulls are now facing criminal charges, despite the dogs having been euthanized. ... The County of San Diego Department of Animal Services says within the past three years, both pit bulls have been...
  • Boy, 2, mauled to death by family's pit bull inside their home

    04/24/2013 10:29:09 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 64 replies
    A toddler was killed by his family's pet pit bull on Wednesday in their home in Georgia. The 2-year-old boy, whose name has not been released, was not home alone with the dog but his mother had just stepped at the room at the time of the attack. The dog was is now in the custody of Fulton County Animal Services, and they said that they will be running tests on the dog. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2314471/Boy-2-mauled-death-familys-pit-bull-inside-home-mother-stepped-restroom.html#ixzz2RRyH1VXQ Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Boy, 7, dies four days after being savaged by pit bulls

    04/11/2013 1:06:28 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 74 replies
    A seven-year-old boy has died four days after being savaged by two pit bull mix dogs belonging to his neighbour. Tyler Jett was dragged from his bike as he cycled home from school. He was just yards from his home in Calaway, Florida, when the two dogs, an Alapha blood bulldog and brindle bulldog, escaped and pounced on him. Family members hearing his screams ran from their home and managed to pull the dogs off him.
  • Riverside Co. Supervisors To Consider Pit Bull Sterilization Proposal

    04/09/2013 8:21:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | April 9, 2013 5:37 AM
    RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — The Riverside County Board of Supervisors will consider a proposal Tuesday night that would make it mandatory for pit bulls to be spayed or neutered. The policy would also include pit bull cross-breeds. John Welsh of the county’s Department of Animals Services, which was asked to write up the measure, said the proposal is intended to curb pit bull violence and roaming dogs. “The intent for the Board of Supervisors is public safety,” said Welsh. So far this year, there have been three serious pit bull attacks against people, including one where a 75-year-old woman was killed....
  • Two Gruesome Pit Bull Attacks In Four Days [Video]

    03/15/2013 4:23:59 PM PDT · by BBell · 26 replies
    New Orleans, LA - A gruesome pit bull attack on Wednesday in the New Orleans, Louisiana area resulted in the victim losing both arms, an eye, an ear, and a part of her scalp. Three of the adult dogs attacked 54-year-old Linda Henry in her home where she lived with the dog’s owner, her boyfriend. When Westwego police officers responded to the call, all four adult pit bulls attacked or lunged at them, forcing the officers to shoot them. A litter of puppies was also removed from the home. As of Thursday, the victim was still reported hospitalized in critical...
  • 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,...
  • Police: Woman, 91, Was Mauled To Death By Her 2 Pit Bulls

    02/11/2013 3:05:23 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | February 11, 2013 12:15 PM
    HEMET [california] (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a 91-year-old woman who was found dead in her motel room was apparently mauled to death by her two pit bulls. Elsie Grace was found dead in her room at a Motel 6, in the 3900 block of Florida Avenue, in Hemet Friday morning. “The victim had a great deal of trauma to her body,” Hemet police Lt. Duane Wisehart said. “(At) this time, it appears to be a horrific accident.” Police were called to the motel about noon. An autopsy on Grace, who most recently lived in Desert Hot Springs, is pending, Wisehart...
  • Dogs gone wild! Pack of crazed pit bulls demolish California minivan

    08/23/2012 12:36:24 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 57 replies
    Daily News ^ | August 22, 2012 | Erik Ortiz
    Palm Springs, California - This stray kitten was stuck in the bumper of a Dodge minivan and survived a 25-mile drive to Palm Springs and an attack by four pit bulls, who mauled the car's bumper. It has been named Fender Lynx. A pack of pit bulls ripped through the front of a Southern California man’s minivan in a stunning display of force that would make Cujo cringe. So what drove the dogs to such destruction? A kitty stuck in the bumper area, Palm Springs police Sgt. Mike Kovaleff said Tuesday. The unidentified owner of the Dodge minivan was...
  • Maryland Court Rules Pit Bull Dogs Are "Inherently Dangerous"

    05/03/2012 1:22:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 151 replies
    KWQC.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | David Nelson and MSNBC.com
    A new ruling makes it easier for anyone attacked by a pit bull or pit bull mix in Maryland to take legal action against the dog's owner. The Maryland Court of Appeals ruling declares pit bulls as a breed are "inherently dangerous," and the owner of a pit bull or a cross-bred pit that attacks is strictly liable for damages, as is any landlord who rents to a pit bull owner. The Maryland SPCA, which arranges adoptions for dogs that need homes, currently has three pit bulls under its care: a five-month-old Brutus is scheduled to be adopted this week,...
  • Pit Bulls Slaughtered 42 Goats

    11/17/2011 2:23:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 1+ views
    NBC San Diego ^ | Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011 | Greg Wilson
    Three captured; one on the looseAnimal control officers captured three of four pit bulls believed to have killed 42 goats in a Los Angeles-area farm. The goats were slaughtered on a property at 164th Street and Avenue Q Monday in Lancaster, county officials said. "It appears that the pack mentality set in in this particular incident," Aaron Reyes, deputy director of the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control, told the LA Times. Reyes said the dogs were captured Monday night. "They just fed off one another's energy and mischievous behavior," he told the paper. Animal control officers...
  • Ohio lawmakers seek to remove 'vicious' pit bull designation

    06/27/2010 3:49:07 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 7 replies
    Jun 27, 2010 Columbus, Ohio --The Ohio House of Representatives recently struck down a long-standing designation in Ohio law that pit bull are inherently vicious. The House’s attempt to remove the pit bull language that some have called discriminatory is being attached through a modification to House Bill 55, which would modify Ohio’s animal cruelty statutes to allow animals to be included in domestic protection orders.
  • Neighborhood Feud Over Loose Pitbulls

    03/29/2010 4:46:44 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 14 replies · 484+ views
    MCALLEN -- Loose pit bulls are sparking a feud between neighbors in a McAllen neighborhood. Some neighbors are afraid to step out of their own homes, and they want the pit bulls gone, but the pit bulls’ owner said her pets are friendly. They only look intimidating.
  • What to Do if a Pitbull Attacks

    12/11/2009 1:26:08 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 94 replies · 2,526+ views
    What is the best thing to do if a pit bull — or several pit bulls — comes charging at you? "Look at it as a dynamic event," advises Daniel Estep of the National Animal Control Association's training academy. "If the dog is 50 yards away and starts after you, if you can escape somewhere — inside a building, or on top of your car, or jump a fence — then that's probably the best thing to do. If the dog is closer than that, then that's not a good idea. In a footrace, you're going to lose. "If the...
  • 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...
  • Killeen girl attacked by pit bull

    09/02/2009 12:00:00 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 9 replies · 603+ views
    by Patrick Tolbert KILLEEN - A pit bull attack sent a 9-year-old girl to the hospital Tuesday afternoon in Killeen. Killeen Police tell News Channel 25 that the girl was attacked by a neighbor's dog after she got off the school bus at the intersection of Bryce and Evergreen. A witness tried to pull the dog off of the girl but was unsuccessful. Police say a neighbor then pulled the dog away and picked the girl up, carrying her to his residence. The victim was taken to Metroplex Hospital with what officers at the scene called "serious" injuries to her...
  • 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....
  • Cops Kill Pit Bull After Owner Orders Attack

    08/21/2009 12:17:47 PM PDT · by raybbr · 20 replies · 1,541+ views
    Courant.com ^ | August 20, 2009 | N/A
    BRIDGEPORT (CT) — - Police shot and killed a pit bull after the dog's owner ordered it to attack officers following a chase on the Route 25/8 Connector, the Connecticut Post reported. Rashad Young, 30, of Norwalk, is being held on $75,000 bail on charges of threatening, reckless endangerment, breach of peace, interfering with police and risk of injury to a minor. Police said they received a report Saturday of a car chasing a woman in the area of Chopsey Hill Road, the Connecticut Post reported. When they arrived, witnesses told them the woman had driven away and was being...
  • Shelter to kill strays to make room for pit bulls

    06/18/2009 1:26:46 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 34 replies · 910+ views
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Officials at a New Mexico animal shelter say they'll euthanize more than 50 dogs and puppies this week to make room for 12 pit bulls from an unresolved dog fighting case. ... Because of their aggressive nature, the pit bulls will be placed in one cage apiece — in spaces that usually house two or more dogs.
  • The truth about Pit Bulls (yes, it is that time again!)

    06/12/2009 3:30:19 PM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 31 replies · 486+ views
    In a recent article about legislation against Pit Bulls, I ended with a comment on how fear and anger over isolated and heavily reported attacks was resulting in reprehensible actions being taken against Pit Bulls as a breed group, blaming the dog, and not irresponsible dog owners. A common refrain is "get rid of these dangerous dogs", even though breed specific legislation has not resulted in changes promised. Not anywhere.Petraits for Lake Shore Animal Shelter After reading an article showcasing a Baltimore group which, like the HSUS's "End Dogfighting in Chicago" organization, is working to help Pit Bulls and the...
  • Government Admits Dangerous Dogs Act Mistake

    06/09/2009 6:05:00 AM PDT · by meandog · 2 replies · 320+ views
    Dog Magazine ^ | June 8, 2009 | by Alison Green
    Twelve years on and thousands of dogs later…. Today is a special day for anti BSL campaigners within England, Scotland and Wales as 12 years ago our government did something amazing. They held their hands up, said “We made a mistake” and took the first step towards correcting that mistake by amending the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, a piece of legislation that has cost thousands of innocent lives. Prior to 8th June 1997 a dog branded “pit bull type” had to be killed regardless of how wonderful and friendly a pet the dog was or how responsible an owner. Any...
  • Heroic Pit Bulls

    05/29/2009 6:04:32 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 39 replies · 2,147+ views
    Neatorama.com ^ | April 20 09 | Jill Harness
    Pit bulls have a pretty crummy reputation these days. Between the myth of a pit bull’s “locking jaw” and the constant news stories depicting the dogs as ruthless-attackers of innocent children, it’s no wonder that many people have grown afraid of the breed. The fact is these dogs are no more evil than any other breed. Indeed, pit bulls usually score very high on dog temperament testing, they have a passing rate of 84% compared to the average dog score of 77%, and their sweet disposition around children has earned them the nickname of “nanny dog