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  • Dog attacks its family of four in Florissant, sending three to hospital (Missouri)

    05/24/2018 8:41:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | May 23, 2018 | Christine Byers
    A pit bull-bulldog mix... attacked its own family of four Monday, sending three people to the hospital to be treated for their wounds. One adult and two teens, ages 16 and 13, were taken to the hospital to be treated ... Family identified the animal to police as a pit bull. Animal control called it a pit bull-American bulldog mix. ... Another adult in the home also was attacked, but was not taken to a hospital, he said. The dog is now in the custody of the St. Louis County Health Department... Florissant had an ordinance banning pit bulls, but...
  • “Pit bull roulette” killed 38,000 other animals in 2017

    05/18/2018 1:18:15 PM PDT · by Norski · 107 replies
    Animals24-7 ^ | January 17, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    “Pit bull roulette” cost the lives of 38 humans, plus nearly 13,000 dogs, 5,000 cats, and more than 20,000 farmed animals in 2017––and, only two weeks into 2018, has already killed Happy Hound Hotel boarding kennel worker Laura Williams Ray, of Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, and three-year-old Rylee Marie Dodge, of Duncan, Oklahoma, along with many dozens of animals. Overall, pit bulls accounted for 68% of the human dog attack deaths in 2017, 88% of the human disfigurements, 92% of the dogs killed by other dogs, 94% of the dogs seriously injured by other dogs, 96% of the cats killed by...
  • Why do pit bulls attack? The answer is complicated.

    05/17/2018 2:49:31 PM PDT · by Norski · 119 replies
    SunHerald ^ | May 16, 2018 | Wesley Muller, John Fitzhugh And Anita Lee
    Pit bulls make headlines when they attack humans because the injuries they inflict are typically severe and sometimes fatal. Two pit bulls attacked a 76-year-old woman in Gulfport on Wednesday when she opened the fence and went into owner Emily Craft's yard. The woman, who many in the neighborhood describe as "the can lady," died from her wounds. That wasn't the first time one authorities were called about Craft's dogs. Craft was arrested Wednesday morning after the mauling on an outstanding warrant on charges of having a dog at large and having a vicious animal after an incident last summer...
  • How tabloids turned the pits who killed Tracy Garcia into “dachshunds”

    05/17/2018 10:40:53 AM PDT · by Norski · 43 replies
    Animals24-7 ^ | May 17, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    ARDMORE, Oklahoma––Killed by a pit bull and a pack of pit mixes on the evening of May 10, 2018, Tracy Janine Garcia, 52, had by May 16, 2018 passed into legend via “hot-dogging” and flagrantly inaccurate tabloid headlines as the purported victim of an attack by dachshunds. Though the circumstances of the fatal attack near Ardmore, in rural Carter County, Oklahoma, are still unclear, Garcia was mauled outside her home by seven allegedly neglected and mostly pit dogs belonging to an unidentified neighbor, with little trace of any dachshund ancestry evident among them. Above: bull terrier. Below: the dogs who...
  • Owner of pit bulls in deadly attack arrested for 2017 dog attack

    05/16/2018 10:46:25 PM PDT · by Norski · 34 replies ^ | May 16, 2018 | Lindsay Knowles
    GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The woman who owns two pit bulls that attacked and killed a 75-year-old woman Wednesday in Gulfport has been arrested. Police say Emily Craft, 32, was arrested on a warrant for misdemeanor dog-at-large and vicious animal charges. Police say those charges stem from a July 2017 incident where Craft's two pit bulls entered someone else's yard and attacked that person's golden retriever. Officers were at the home on Deidra Court investigating the death of a 75-year old woman who was attacked by the same two pit bulls just before 8 a.m. Wednesday. The victim has not...
  • Pack Of Wiener-Type Dogs Maul Oklahoma Woman To Death

    05/16/2018 8:56:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies ^ | May 16, 2018 | Beth Dalbey
    A pack of seven dogs with legs shorter than an adult hand attacked an Oklahoma woman, inflicting injuries so severe she later died. ARDMORE, OK — A pack of vicious dogs, some of them described as predominantly dachshunds, or wiener dogs, mauled an Oklahoma woman to death last week. It's unclear what caused the dogs to attack Tracy Garcia, 52, outside her home near Ardmore on Thursday, but their owner could face charges, according to media reports. One of the dogs was shot after charging at a Carter County deputy who responded to the attack, and the other six were...
  • Carter County officials identify dog attack victim

    05/15/2018 5:09:12 PM PDT · by Norski · 12 replies
    KTEN abc TEXOMA ^ | May 14, 2018 | Colton Thompson
    CARTER COUNTY, Okla. -- The victim of a deadly dog attack in Carter County last week has been identified. The Carter County Sheriff said Tracy Garcia, 52, was mauled by seven of her neighbor's dogs Thursday evening near the intersection of Banyon and Mary Niblack roads, just east of Ardmore. She later died from her injuries. According to her obituary, Garcia is survived by a son and daughter. Her funeral was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. Sheriff Chris Bryant said all seven dogs involved in the attack were mixed breeds, and all were under 40 pounds. The initial report that a...
  • Carter County woman dies after being mauled by dogs

    05/12/2018 11:10:40 PM PDT · by Norski · 67 replies
    KTAN Texoma ^ | May 11, 2018 | McKenna Eubank
    CARTER COUNTY, Okla. -- Officials said a woman was attacked and killed by a neighbor's dogs on Thursday night. Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant said the victim -- whose name has not yet been released -- was attacked by seven dogs and later died from her injuries. Bryant said the incident happened before 10 p.m. at a residence just east of Ardmore on Banyon Road. He said one of the dogs was a pit bull; the others were medium-sized dogs of other breeds, all with the same owner. "Once we were notified that this female had succumbed to her injuries,...
  • Overland Park teen starts petition to urge city to repeal ban on pit bulls

    05/10/2018 10:40:56 AM PDT · by Norski · 36 replies ^ | May 9, 2018 | zac summers
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – An Overland Park teen has started a petition in hopes that the city will reconsider its ban on pit bulls. Taylor Walton, 17, launched a petition on last Thursday, calling on the city council to repeal the city’s ban on pit bulls, which has been in effect since 2006. "Being around pit bulls is one of my favorite things,” Walton said. “They’re very smart, sweet, very loving, and all they want to do is please you." . . . Walton, who volunteers at an animal shelter, believes pit bulls are misunderstood. “If owners were more...
  • Woman is horrifically mauled by pack of four pitbulls who ‘chewed on her for 40 minutes

    05/10/2018 8:56:55 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 58 replies
    The Sun ^ | 5/10/18 | Guy Birchall
    Terri Cosby, 54, was walking through a street in Oklahoma City when she was attacked by the four raging hounds for 40 minutes.
  • Pit bulls attack service dog in DeLeon Springs; 1 shot dead

    05/07/2018 2:24:51 PM PDT · by Norski · 64 replies
    Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | May 7, 2018 | Patricio G. Balona
    “I have an emergency,” the woman said. “The dogs attacked. I have a shepherd, my husband’s PTSD service dog.”
  • 4-year-old nearly loses eye after family's newly adopted dog attacks

    05/03/2018 2:07:55 PM PDT · by Norski · 121 replies ^ | May 3, 2018 | Dave Faherty
    CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. - A 4-year-old Caldwell County girl was attacked inside her home by the family pet Wednesday. Family members said they had just recently adopted the dog from the humane society in Catawba County. Justina Turner, the child's mother, said she and her daughter were in the living room of her home south of Lenoir when the 3-year-old 60-pound dog suddenly attacked the child, biting her face. She said the dog bit down so hard on her daughter that she wasn't sure at first how she was going to get the animal off her. Turner said the dog...
  • The Bottom Line: More facts and information about the dangers of pit bulls

    04/30/2018 1:06:01 PM PDT · by Norski · 54 replies
    Today In Fort Smith ^ | April 29, 2018 | Dennis McCaslin
    While we here at Today in Fort Smith recognize the passion and depth of individuals who recklessly own, breed and champion the pit bull breed, the harassment, anonymous attacks and yes, even death threats, we have endured in the past week does nothing to change the facts of the dangers said animals present to society. This chapter started about two weeks ago when we detailed the attack of a child in Washington County by a pit bull that resulted in the mauling of the the toddler. The bottom line? We posted a cautionary warning for people not to comment on...
  • Emotional Support Animal or "Fake" Service Dog Attacks - You Could Be a Victim

    04/25/2018 12:54:26 PM PDT · by Norski · 26 replies
    CityWatch Los Angeles ^ | april 2, 2018 | Phyllis M. Daugherty
    ANIMAL WATCH-Any dog attack is alarming, painful and can cause lasting injury -- whether it is by a Pit Bull or a Chihuahua--regardless of whether victims are merely knocked down or the animal sinks its teeth into their flesh. Plus, there are other victims in every attack--family members, witnesses, those who try to stop the attack, employers, and landlords or business owners on whose property the incident occurs. There have been two reported attacks by dogs on airlines in the past year: In June 2017, a man was mauled by an emotional support dog on a Delta Air Lines flight...
  • Video: Dog Viciously Attacks Woman During Fight On 4 Train

    04/25/2018 7:47:20 AM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 96 replies
    CBS New York ^ | April 24, 2018 | Ali Bauman
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are investigating a vicious dog attack that was caught on camera in the subway. A pit bull latched onto a passenger’s foot and wouldn’t let go. Now, people are wondering why the animal was on the train in the first place.
  • SEE IT: Pit bull chomps down on subway rider’s foot

    04/25/2018 4:48:02 AM PDT · by Norski · 56 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | April 24, 2018 | Reuven Blau
    A pit bull bit a straphanger's foot during a chaotic subway ride captured on video and posted on social media. Riders on the 4 train desperately try to get the dog to let go of the woman's foot.
  • Fairbanks Man Shoots Pit Bull Attacking Dog Being Walked By Two Girls

    04/19/2018 11:37:51 PM PDT · by Norski · 132 replies
    Fairbanks Daily Newsminer ^ | 4/19/18 | Dorothy Chomicz
    FAIRBANKS—A Fairbanks man critically shot a pit bull in Aurora Subdivision on Wednesday evening after it attacked another dog being walked by two girls. The pit bull was shot twice in the head and later euthanized by a veterinarian, according to Fairbanks police officer Doug Welborn. The 12- and 16-year-old girls were walking their rat terrier on the 2000 block of Bridgewater Drive when the attack happened. The girls were not injured, but the pit bull's owner was bitten while trying to stop the attack, according to Welborn. Vern Woods, 80, told the Daily News-Miner he was home watching TV...
  • Dad calls toddler the ‘bravest, strongest human’ after a vicious attack by pit bulls

    04/16/2018 4:56:23 PM PDT · by Norski · 91 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Aprill 11, 2018 | Josh Magness
    Dustin Guess was working outside on a hog fence Thursday morning, he says, when two pit bulls began their attack. But the two adult dogs — one male and one female — weren’t going after the man from West Fork, Arkansas. Instead, they were targeting Guess’ 4-year-old son, Matthew, according to Fox6. The female pit bull sunk its teeth into Matthew’s legs and started to drag him, police say, while the male dog attacked the toddler’s face. Guess told KNWA that he started to sprint toward his son with the hopes of separating him from the two vicious dogs. It’s...
  • Editorial: Unleash efforts to regulate pit bulls

    04/15/2018 5:46:30 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 88 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04-15-2018 | Herald Staff
    Last week a woman in Roxbury lost control of her dog, a pit bull mix. It was in the midst of mauling a woman when police shot it. Also last week in Hyannis, a 22-year-old man was attacked and wounded by a pit bull named Zeus. In January, in Falmouth, a 1-year-old girl sustained life-threatening injuries when the family pit bull attacked her, biting her in the face. The child’s father had to resort to stabbing the animal with a knife to end the attack. After being treated locally she was flown to a Boston hospital for further care.
  • Who killed pit bull victim Paris Adams, age 20 months?

    04/12/2018 10:44:14 AM PDT · by Norski · 12 replies
    Animals 24-7 ^ | April 12, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    Grandmother pleaded guilty HARTWELL, Georgia––Receiving the stiffest sentence for a dog attack reported during Dog Bite Prevention Week 2018 so far, former Century 21 real estate agent Sandra Bowers Adams, 71, may spend the rest of her life in prison––but only if she violates probation––for the August 1, 2017 pit bull mauling death of her 20-month-old grandson Paris . . .