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  • 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...
  • Trainer who pushed pit bulls for police work indicted for fraud

    09/02/2018 1:02:03 AM PDT · by Norski · 13 replies
    Animals 24-7 ^ | August 25, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    Animal Farm Foundation funded suspect to boost the image of pit bulls MONTREAL, SAN ANTONIO––The pit bull advocacy organization Animal Farm Foundation, of Bangali, New York, had already had a difficult week, even before a federal grand jury in San Antonio, Texas on August 23, 2018 returned an indictment against Bradley Croft, 46, on eight counts of wire fraud, four counts of aggravated identity theft, and two counts of money laundering. Croft was the trainer whom the Animal Farm Foundation funded from 2013 to 2017 to prepare pit bulls for police work. Were any dogs properly trained? The indictment did...
  • Ohio woman killed by her dog while having a seizure

    08/24/2018 7:08:52 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 46 replies
    WPXI ^ | August 24, 2018
    CINCINNATI, Ohio - An Ohio neighborhood is in shock after a woman was killed by her own dog. Neighbors say her 4-year-old son ran out of the house Wednesday to get help for his mother, who was having a seizure. When first responders arrived they found the unresponsive woman being attacked by her mixed breed dog. Police were called in to assist, and when they tried to enter the home, the dog charged. Officers shot and killed the dog. The coroner's report said the woman was killed by the dog attack. Officers said one of the bullets shot at the...
  • Police release name of Rocky Mount man killed by pit bull

    08/22/2018 2:14:44 PM PDT · by Norski · 18 replies
    WITN.com ^ | August 22, 2018 | Staff
    ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WITN) - Rocky Mount police have released the name of an elderly man they say was killed by a pit bull. Gurney Walker's body was found early Saturday morning at a home on Buena Vista Avenue. Police say the 75-year-old man had received injuries from a pit bull that was found in the home. The Pitt County Medical Examiner's Office says an autopsy was performed on Walker's body on Sunday and that results are pending. Police say the death of Walker remains under investigation. Previous Story Police are investigating the death of a man who was injured...
  • Pit bull stops armed robbery after victim’s friends turn dog loose on suspect

    08/22/2018 10:04:49 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 44 replies
    wqad ^ | 08/20/2018
    CHICAGO — A pit bull went after and helped capture a suspected armed robber in Chicago last week, authorities say. Prosecutors said Marshon Hannah, 18, pulled a gun on a man in a gated property on the 4900 block of South Marshfield Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood last Friday. According to the Chicago Tribune, Hannah displayed a .38-caliber Colt revolver and made the victim turn over his belongings and a set of keys. Friends of the homeowner said they saw what happened and turned a pit bull loose on Hannah. They said Hannah tried to shoot the...
  • Pit bull victims sue the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society

    08/22/2018 5:03:16 AM PDT · by Norski · 18 replies
    Animals 24-7 ^ | August 21, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    First shelter to pay out for a fatal dog attack is sued again FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida––Thirty years after becoming the first animal shelter known to have been sued successfully for liability in a fatal dog attack, the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, has been sued again, this time for alleged failure to prevent the March 25, 2017 disfiguring mauling of Zoey Green, then age 5, by a neighbor’s pit bull. The lawsuit seeks “damages in excess of $1 million against the defendants,” identified as the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society itself and animal control officer Kevin...
  • Siblings suffer serious injuries in dog attack as city set to adopt new animal control bylaw

    08/21/2018 12:01:39 PM PDT · by Norski · 92 replies
    Global News The Canada Press ^ | August 20, 2018 | Sidhartha Banerjee
    Montreal’s mayor called on pet owners to take responsibility for their animals on Monday after a weekend dog attack on two young siblings that caused serious injuries. Police said a four-year-old girl and a seven-year-old boy were recovering from serious injuries to their head and arm, respectively, in two separate incidents on Sunday just hours apart involving the same aggressive dog. The dog belonged to an acquaintance of the children’s grandmother, who was watching the animal in Montreal North. The attack came as Montreal city council is set to vote on a new series of dangerous dog measures focusing on...
  • Columbus man's arms to be amputated after mauled by pit bulls

    08/18/2018 3:16:28 PM PDT · by Norski · 84 replies
    WTVM.com ^ | August 17, 2018 | Tony Sloan
    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus man has to have his arms amputated after being attacked by three pit bulls. Forty-two-year-old Dudley Willis says he was walking home from the store last week when he was mauled by three pit bulls belonging to one the neighbors on the corner of 38th Street and Earline Avenue. “He was left laying here in this area, just left laying out here. Nobody called for help or nothing. He was just left laying out here,” says his sister Alycia Willis. Alycia Willis says he was left there for an hour and twenty-five minutes before...
  • VA: Black Man with a Gun Saves White Woman during Pit Bull Attack

    08/17/2018 5:16:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 6 August, 2018, Monday afternoon in Suffolk, VA. , a pit bull escaped from its owner. Michaela Clark and Jarret Young, neighbors, attempted to put the dog in a choker collar. The dog attacked Clark, a 20 year old mother.  Young owns a Ruger .45, probably a P345, from the photograph. From wavy.com: Young, an Army veteran, says he couldn't shoot the dog at first because it was too close to Clark. When she moved her body, he says he found an open shot. "I took the shot. The dog stopped biting. It froze and fell over," said...
  • Meet Dallas, the pit bull saved from a Canadian dogfighting ring to get K-9 training

    08/16/2018 10:09:04 PM PDT · by Norski · 23 replies
    MetroUSA ^ | august 13, 2018 | Sam Newhouse
    'Ontario 21' pit bull saved from fighting will get training for K-9 work in Philly area with the Throw Away Dogs Project. By Sam Newhouse Dallas, a pit bull rescued from an Ontario dog-fighting ring, was facing euthanasia but now is entering training as a K-9. A pit bull who has led a precarious life for years – discovered in a massive Canadian dogfighting ring, scheduled for execution by animal welfare authorities and then freed by court order – is now on the way to a very unexpected second act: K-9 police dog training in the Philly area through the...
  • Dogs attack 79-year-old woman in Cartersville

    08/16/2018 9:59:13 PM PDT · by Norski · 49 replies
    Fox5Atlanta ^ | August 14, 2018 | Alexa Liacko
    Posted: Aug 14 2018 09:35PM EDT Video Posted: Aug 14 2018 10:53PM EDT Updated: Aug 15 2018 08:27PM EDT CARTERSVILLE, Ga. - Neighbors are on edge in Cartersville after they say three dogs attacked a 79-year-old woman. The neighbors tell FOX 5 the woman was outside her home in her front yard when the three pit bull mix dogs approached her and began biting her. The woman fell and suffered a fractured spine in addition to the bite marks. I She is now at the hospital in Cartersville recovering. Neighbors say these dogs have gotten out before and have harassed...
  • Woman indicted on three charges of aggravated assault after pit bull attack, gun threats

    08/16/2018 9:55:40 PM PDT · by Norski · 10 replies
    Killeen Daily Herald ^ | august 15, 2018 | Emily Hilley-Sierzchula
    A Bell County grand jury on Wednesday indicted a Killeen woman on three felony charges after police said she threatened three people with a gun and let her pit bulls attack a man. Lashai Jean-Baptist, 22, of Killeen, was indicted on three charges of aggravated assault threaten bodily injury with a deadly weapon. Jean-Baptist was not listed in the Bell County Jail as of Wednesday afternoon, according to jail records. Bell County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a home in the 1300 block of Briggs Road in Killeen on May 26 regarding a domestic disturbance with weapons, according to the...
  • Woman killed by neighborhood dogs [Guess]

    08/13/2018 1:25:49 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    www.montgomeryherald.com ^ | Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 11:47 am | Updated: 11:48 am, Fri Aug 10, 2018. | Staff
    Montgomery County Sheriff Chris Watkins released this statement Friday, August 10. On Thursday, August 9, 2018, a resident of a Lake Tillery development on the western side of Montgomery County went missing while taking her daily walk. After several hours the 66 year old female did not return home. Her husband called neighbors and friends who searched the area. They were unable to locate her and call 911. Sheriff’s deputies and search and rescue were sent to the scene. Within hours she was discovered deceased on the side of an unused road within the development. An investigation was conducted with...
  • Woman killed by neighborhood dogs

    08/11/2018 4:50:56 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 83 replies
    Her husband called neighbors and friends who searched the area. They were unable to locate her and call 911. Sheriff’s deputies and search and rescue were sent to the scene. Within hours she was discovered deceased on the side of an unused road within the development. An investigation was conducted with the assistance of the Medical Examiner’s Office, NC Wildlife Resources Commission and Animal Control. The investigation revealed she had been attacked by dogs. Law enforcement searched the neighborhood and located two pit bull dogs with physical evidence reflecting the dog’s involvement.
  • Pit bull shot and killed after allegedly biting Suffolk woman

    08/11/2018 11:29:08 PM PDT · by familyop · 41 replies
    WTKR.com news, Tribune Broadcasting ^ | August 8, 2018 | Nick Boykin
    SUFFOLK, Va. — A man allegedly shot a pit bull while trying to help a woman who was attacked by the dog Wednesday around 12 p.m. The woman was in the 100 block of Chestnut Street when the dog reportedly latched onto her hand and would not let go. This is when the man, in an attempt to help the woman, shot the pit bull killing it, according to Suffolk Police. The woman was able to drive to the hospital for treatment. She has already been released from medical care. Police tell News 3 the incident remains under investigation.
  • Woman killed by neighborhood dogs

    08/10/2018 3:03:59 PM PDT · by Norski · 84 replies
    Montgomery Herald ^ | August 10, 2018 | Montgomery County Sheriff Chris Watkins
    released this statement Friday, August 10. On Thursday, August 9, 2018, a resident of a Lake Tillery development on the western side of Montgomery County went missing while taking her daily walk. After several hours the 66 year old female did not return home. Her husband called neighbors and friends who searched the area. They were unable to locate her and call 911. Sheriff’s deputies and search and rescue were sent to the scene. Within hours she was discovered deceased on the side of an unused road within the development. An investigation was conducted with the assistance of the Medical...
  • How a Pit Bull Can Change the World: The Incredible Legacy of Ray the Vicktory Dog

    08/09/2018 2:44:03 PM PDT · by kanawa · 141 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Arin Greenwood
    "Ray was one of the former Michael Vick dogs — a Vicktory dog, as this troupe is known. And like so many of the dogs rescued out of the horrific Bad Newz Kennels in 2007, Ray went from the worst kind of cruelty to the sort of bliss only known to spoiled dogs who get to sleep in their indulgent humans’ beds. Ray died last weekend, after surgery to have his spleen removed."...
  • Grandma’s Pit Bull Mauls Toddler: Child Second Kid Victim of ‘Vicious’ Dog

    08/09/2018 11:53:52 AM PDT · by Norski · 49 replies
    My News La ^ | August 5, 2018 | Contributing Editor
    An 18-month-old girl suffered serious wounds to her face when she was mauled by her grandmother’s pit bull — the second time the same dog attacked a child, officials said Sunday. The toddler was hospitalized, and may have also suffered an injury to one of her eyes in the attack. The dog had attacked a child two years ago, and was released under strict conditions to its owner, the grandmother. This time, she ordered the dog killed. The attack was at 7:40 p.m. Friday at a Riverside home on Fern Avenue in the Casa Blanca neighborhood, said Riverside County Department...