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  • Massachusetts woman mauled to death by family dog while having seizure

    12/22/2019 7:48:27 AM PST · by frogjerk · 17 replies
    A Massachusetts woman was mauled to death by the family dog while suffering a seizure, according to a report. Melissa Astacio, 44, was having a seizure around 5:30 p.m. in her Somerset home when the 8-year-old pit bull attacked her, news station WJAR reported. Her daughter, Heaven, was calling 911 for help when the dog named Amigo pounced on the woman, who had a history of seizures. “I don’t think he was trying to attack her,” her daughter told WJAR. “I think the dog was just trying to help my mom but he’s just a dog and he didn’t know...
  • Paw performance: Hilarious moment pit bull dramatically pretends to faint to avoid having her...

    09/08/2019 3:26:39 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 52 replies
    dailymail ^ | 9/8/2019 | megan sheets
    This is the moment a dramatic dog tries to avoid getting her nails trimmed by fainting before the first snip. A video of the Oscar-worthy performance by a pit bull in the US went viral over the weekend after it was shared on Reddit. It shows the pooch ignoring her nail-clipper-wielding owner before finally giving up her front paw. Just as the owner about to trim the first nail, the dog makes her theatrical descent.
  • Deputies watched dogs 'eating rib cage' of Virginia woman, 22, during mauling, sheriff says

    12/19/2017 10:56:48 AM PST · by familyop · 114 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 19, 2017 | Katherine Lam
    It’s still unclear what led to the deadly mauling, but a man who used to work with the Stephens said the pet owner loved the canines and was very experienced working with animals, according to WTVR. Other people also said the dogs were social, passive and had a “significant bond” with Stephens...Agnew confirmed the medical examiner said Stephens was on her “menstrual period,” but added: “But I don’t think there’s any way we can definitively say what caused the attack.”
  • Dad 'empty' after 9-year-old Detroit girl killed by dogs

    08/20/2019 1:54:47 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 87 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 20, 2019 | Jeff Karoub
    A man was in police custody Tuesday in connection with the death of a 9-year-old girl in Detroit who was mauled by three dogs despite efforts by neighbors and her own "heartbroken" father, who lamented that "she was gone when I reached her."
  • 29 cats mauled to death after pit bulls break out of cage at shelter

    07/27/2019 10:28:14 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 44 replies
    WBNS-10TV ^ | July 26, 2019 | The Associated Press
    Two city officials say an Alabama animal shelter's outdated equipment allowed two pit bulls to fatally maul 29 cats. WTVY-TV reports the dead cats were found Thursday by workers at the Dothan Animal Shelter. Shelter Director Bill Banks says the dogs forced their way out of a pen. They then pushed hard on a galvanized bar attached to a chain link fence, knocking it out of a clamp which allowed them access to the cats.
  • Insuring pit bulls, State Farm pays out double the norm for dog attacks

    04/09/2018 4:35:00 PM PDT · by Norski · 6 replies
    Animals 24-7 ^ | April 8, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    Policies on other breeds subsidize pit bull owners BLOOMINGTON, Illinois––State Farm, both the leading U.S. property-and-casualty insurance company and among the few that cover pit bulls, paid out a record $132 million in 2017 to settle dog attack claims. State Farm released this information in a prepared statement recognizing Dog Bite Prevention Week 2018, April 8-14. The State Farm payout appears to have been nearly twice as much as if . . .
  • Stray dogs in Florida maul man to death in Fourth of July attack

    07/07/2019 9:21:50 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07 July 2019 | Robert Gearty
    <p>Florida authorities were investigating after they said a man was mauled to death by stray dogs.</p> <p>Melvin Olds, 45, died on the Fourth of July in Lake Placid after being bitten by dogs more than 100 times, the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Friday.</p>
  • Pit bulls attack Marlborough woman and her dog while on walk (Massachusetts)

    07/04/2019 1:08:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 64 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 30, 2019 | Lucas Phillips
    Three pit bulls in Marlborough burst through a window screen and attacked a woman walking her dog Saturday morning.. The woman, a Marlborough resident, was walking the dog near 54 Berlin Road when the pit bulls got loose at about 9 a.m., said Sergeant Daniel Campbell, a police spokesman. The woman was bitten on the arms, hands, and knees and was taken to an area hospital
  • Woman Dies After Attack by Her Own Dogs Outside Animal Hospital

    03/23/2019 7:45:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 90 replies
    NBCDFW.COM ^ | 23 MARCH 2019 | NBCDFW.COM
    A woman died from her injuries after her own two dogs mauled her outside an animal hospital in Irving Saturday morning, police say. Police shot and killed the dogs when they arrived because the pets would not allow authorities to come close to the owner, police say.
  • Owner stabs, kills pit bull in self-defense during dogfight at Pacific Grove park

    03/12/2019 9:25:57 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 56 replies
    KION ^ | Mar 12, 2019 | Brandon Castillo
    According to Pacific Grove residents, Lynn Rip Van Winkle Open Space is known as the "perfect" place to bring your pet, but owners are shaken after learning about a deadly dog attack, Tuesday morning.
  • Emotional support pit bull attacks 5-year-old at Portland airport, mother claims in suit

    02/28/2019 8:42:30 PM PST · by OddLane · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/28/19 | Minyvonne Burke
    The mother of a girl who suffered serious injuries when she was bit in the face last year by a pit bull at a Portland airport has filed a lawsuit claiming the dog's owner did not have it properly contained. Mirna Gonzalez, of Pasco, Washington, said in her suit filed Monday that she and her family were at Portland International Airport on Dec. 18, 2017, when her daughter, Gabriella, who was 5 years old at the time, was attacked by a dog. Gonzalez said the dog's owner, Michelle Brannan, said the pit bull was an emotional support animal but faulted...
  • 80-Pound Dog Attacks a Top Runner a Mile Away From Half Marathon Finish

    02/16/2019 9:27:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Runner's World ^ | February 14, 2019 | Jacob Meschke
    Julie Stackhouse’s goal last Sunday was to win the Donna Half Marathon, a popular race that weaves through the coastal communities of Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach east of Jacksonville, Florida. Stackhouse, a Jacksonville local, had good reason to think she could break the tape—she’s won the race twice in past years, and has notched victories in the marathon and relay, too. But even before she came face-to-face with an aggressive dog, Stackhouse knew she wasn’t going to win. She estimates her canine encounter slowed her down only around 45 seconds in total, but her impressive finishing time of 1:25:54—enough...
  • Plea bargain in Idaho triple murder linked to dogfighting

    02/11/2019 12:19:21 AM PST · by Norski · 7 replies
    Animals 24-7 ^ | February 11, 2019 | Merritt Clifton
    MALAD, Idaho––Severo Luera, 39, the only person arrested in connection with a 2013 triple murder linked to pit bull breeding, dogfighting, and growing marijuana, “has struck a deal with state prosecutors that could get him out of prison in less than 10 years,” reported Madeleine Coles of the Idaho State Journal on February 8, 2019. Apprehended in Utah in February 2015, Luera was initially charged with three counts of aiding and abetting a murder in the first degree plus one count of conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree. Two-year-old & two-month-old survived The victims, Brent L. Christensen, 62,...
  • Did Violation of Massachusetts’ Gun Storage Law Save Man from Pit Bull Attack?

    12/19/2018 5:30:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On the 2nd of December, 2018, a 25-year-old man was at home with his girlfriend and a pit bull dog they were fostering. All of them were lying on a bed at about 6 p.m. The dog attacked the man. The man attempted to move the pit bull off of the bed. Instead, the dog bit the man on the left arm, and would not let go. From bostonglobe.com: In a desperate attempt to end the attack, the man reached for a 9mm handgun he had in his nightstand and shot the dog, police said.“The single shot stopped the...
  • Anza woman suffers severe injuries in pit bull

    12/15/2018 6:12:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | December 15, 2018 | Brian Rokos
    The dogs were pit bulls or pit bull mixes, said John Welsh, a spokesman for Riverside County Animal Services. They have been impounded. “Her injuries were described to the responding officer as severe,” Welsh said. The woman, who is not the owner of the dogs, was attacked on her property on Mitchell Road about 10 a.m. while doing laundry, Animal Services Sgt. Lesley Huennekens said. There were no witnesses. Investigators are still trying to determine why the attack happened. Animal Services has identified the dogs’ owner, Welsh said. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is also investigating the attack.
  • Delta Bans Emotional Support Animals on Long-Haul Flights

    12/11/2018 9:08:04 AM PST · by Simon Green · 74 replies
    The Points Guy ^ | 12/11/18 | Darren Murph
    2018 is not a great year if you’re an emotional support animal. Southwest, American, Spirit, JetBlue and even Royal Caribbean have all clamped down on emotional support animals, but it’s Delta that has thrown down the hardest. Back in March, the airline began requiring that all passengers traveling with a support or service animal provide additional documents, outlining the need for the service animal as well as proof of the animal’s training and vaccinations, 48 hours prior to departure. Several months later, it increased restrictions once more, limiting passengers to “one emotional support animal per flight” and forbidding “pit bull...
  • ‘We Have a Mad, Out-of-Control Dog on Our Playground’: 12 Kids Hospitalized After Attack...

    11/20/2018 5:44:32 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    ktla ^ | 11/20/2018
    Officials with the Oklahoma City Fire Department said there were 28 children and three teachers on the playground at the time of the attack. In all, 12 students were taken to a hospital for treatment – nine for superficial bites and others for scrapes and bruises as children tried to run away from the dog. "The dog came on and started to attack some of the kids, and then of course the kids began to scream and panic, which excited the dog and scared the dog even more, so his natural instinct was to keep biting and going after the...
  • Naysaying 16 Years Later

    09/11/2018 1:51:06 PM PDT · by Tarasaramozart · 48 replies
    http://www.nathanwinograd.com ^ | August 10, 2018 (updated) | By Nathan & Jennifer Winogra
    "Pit bull adoption bans do not reduce dog bites or dog severity, but they do kill a lot of dogs (and, according to an article in the Washington Post, are likely motivated by racism). They are, however, supported by Merritt Clifton. Indeed, a columnist for The Huffington Post called Clifton “the academic impostor behind the pit bull hysteria”.
  • Police: Columbia woman reportedly mauled to death by dog

    09/04/2018 11:01:47 PM PDT · by Norski · 78 replies
    WBAL TV news 11 ^ | September 4, 2018 | Barry Simms
    COLUMBIA, Md. — A woman was mauled to death by a dog she adopted two weeks ago, Howard County police said. County police said officers were called to a house Sept. 3 on Tamar Drive for a report that a woman had been mauled to death by what police described as a pit bull. Officers found Robin Conway, 64, dead in her backyard with significant injuries. The cause of Conway's death will be determined in an autopsy by the state medical examiner. A family member reported that Conway's husband found her injured in their yard around 7:20 p.m. with the...
  • APB - Pit & Run - Venice, CA

    09/03/2018 12:44:07 PM PDT · by Norski · 36 replies
    Craven Desires Blogspot ^ | September 2, 2018 | scurrilous amateur blogger
    From the blogspot: Hi all, does anyone know the lady in the attached picture or know where she lives? Her pit bull attacked my aunt and her dog this morning in Venice on Lincoln Bl and Sunset Ave at approx 7:00 am (right across the street from Clutch). Anyway, she refused to give my aunt her contact info. My aunt has multiple bite wounds, a fractured wrist, and is in so much pain. If anyone knows who the lady is or how we can get in touch with her, can you please PM me? thanks so much. link Posted by...