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  • Dangerous Dog Ordinance in College Park

    06/08/2011 11:09:07 AM PDT · by Immerito · 27 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | June 6, 2011 | Jean Ross
    College Park (WAOK) Saying it’s acting in the interest of public safety, College Park officials will enact a “dangerous dog” registry next month that some critics say is very close to canine profiling. Residents owning dogs that have, without provocation, bitten someone during the last 12 years, will be required to register their pet with the city clerk’s office. Pit bull, Doberman, Rottweiler and German shepherd owners, will also have to register their dogs whether they have ever attacked someone or not. Registration will cost a $25 annual fee. Those who fail to register their dogs will face fines and...
  • 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...
  • ‘He ate my baby!’ Mother watches in horror as family’s pet dog mauls her four-year-old son to death

    05/28/2011 7:58:43 AM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 130 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-28-2011 | Jennifer Madison
    A 24-year-old mother could face criminal charges after her four-year-old son was mauled to death by the family dog on Thursday night. Police said the boy suffered several severe bite wounds to his head, neck and stomach. The boy's mangled body was carried out of the Brownsville apartment by rescue workers to the shock of neighbours and witnesses at 9:15pm. One woman told the New York Post: 'That little boy looked like a rag doll. The dog ripped the baby's throat out.' Officials said the German Shepherd was not involved in the attack. Officials had not yet stated what would...
  • Man attacked by pit bulls in Kirkland park, opens fire ( WA )

    05/22/2011 6:05:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 104 replies
    KOMO News ^ | May 22, 2011
    A leisurely Saturday afternoon in the park quickly mutated into a real-life horror scene when three pit bulls attacked a man and his German shepherd without warning, police said. During the unprovoked attack, the man pulled out his concealed weapon and opened fire, hitting one of the pit bulls and scaring off the others. "If I didn't have my gun - I'd be dead right now," he later told KOMO News. "It was an instant decision. It's not something I wanted to do. I love animals." Kirkland police Sgt. Rob Saloum said the violent drama unfolded Saturday as a local...
  • Rottweiler saves boy, 4, from pit bull

    05/21/2011 12:15:15 PM PDT · by Jim 726 · 40 replies
    NASHUA – When a pit bull attacked 4-year-old John Heineman on Thursday afternoon, a hero quickly came to the boy’s rescue. Frankee, the friendly family Rottweiler, was being walked by the boy’s brother, Cody Taylor. As the pit bull latched onto the boy’s arm and dragged him to the ground, Taylor screamed, “Get him!” and Frankee lunged at the pit bull, biting it in the ribs. With Frankee launching a canine counterattack and Taylor punching and kicking it, the pit bull relinquished its grip on the boy. Taylor then called 911. The mauling occurred at 5:30 p.m. Thursday on Temple...
  • Woman killed after pit pack attack

    04/28/2011 12:01:09 AM PDT · by Jim 726 · 19 replies
    2RSW ^ | April 27, 2011
    A New Mexico woman is dead after being mauled by her neighbors pit bulls. Margaret Salcedo was walking in her Truth or Consequences neighborhood Sunday afternoon when the four pit bull mixes attacked. Witness Laura Russell heard the commotion and immediately called 911. She says Salcedo tried to grab her phone, but a dog bit her arm and she dropped it. Authorities think the attack lasted at least three minutes. An officer quickly arrived on scene and shot into the air to scare the dogs. When one dog charged at the officer, he shot and killed it. The other dogs...
  • Woman mauled to death by pit bulls in New Mexico

    04/26/2011 6:45:43 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 136 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | 25 APR 11 | (Reporting by Zelie Polon; Writing by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Dan Whitcomb and Jerry Norton)
    (Reuters) - A woman has been mauled to death by a pack of four pit bulls in the town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, authorities said on Monday. Margaret Salcedo, 48, was walking alone when the dogs, which had escaped from a fenced yard at a private home, attacked her at an intersection on Sunday afternoon, Truth or Consequences Police Chief Patrick Gallagher said.
  • Pit Bull attack hospitalizes woman

    03/22/2011 8:23:42 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 69 replies
    ENGLAND, AR - An England, Arkansas woman is in the hospital after 2 pit bulls attacked her. Now those dogs may be euthanized and the owner faces charges. The dogs bit Brenie Jordan more than 25 times while she was walking in Little Rock. When Fox16 talked to her she was heavily sedated and barely cognizant but confirmed she was in a lot of pain. "He saw what happened through the window and he ran outside and tried to help the young lady but I guess they were so strong. So he just grabbed a stick or whatever he could...
  • Stray Pit Bull Saves Woman, Child From Attacker

    02/04/2011 9:27:57 AM PST · by rottndog · 74 replies
    DogFiles ^ | 02/03/2011 | Pet Pulse
    The wandering 65-pound Pit Bull mix might have seemed menacing to some passerby, but one woman will always remember him as her “guardian angel.” The dog, which authorities think is lost and not a stray, successfully thwarted a robbery attack on a mother and her 2-year-old son, who were held at knifepoint Monday afternoon. The Florida woman, who has been identified by authorities simply as “Angela,” was leaving a playground with her toddler son in Port Charlotte when a man approached her in the parking lot with a knife and told her not to make any noise or sudden movements....
  • Dogs maul boy, 10, in Ariz. City ( Rottweiler and two pit bulls )

    01/30/2011 9:12:54 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    ap ^ | January 21, 2011 | BOB CHRISTIE
    A fourth-grader from Arizona City who was mauled by three dogs ...bitten in the neck, torso, shoulder and legs. Jason had just gotten off a school bus Wednesday afternoon with his 5-year-old brother and two other children when he stopped to tie his shoe and the other children began yelling about the approaching dogs, Prisoc said. “He looked up and he told the other kids to keep going, just keep going, and he was telling the dogs to back away,” Prisoc said. “He was walking backwards when the dogs attacked him and took him to the ground and just viciously...
  • Woman shoots dog with a shotgun for biting her daughter

    01/28/2011 10:01:49 AM PST · by Immerito · 64 replies
    WRAL ^ | January 19, 2011 | Unknown
    Durham, N.C. — A Durham woman said she shot a dog with a shotgun and left it in the yard overnight Jan. 11 immediately after it bit her 2-year-old daughter. Durham police charged Tasheka Laquon Beatty, 33, of 311 E. Knox St., with animal cruelty the next day. Beatty said she is not a cruel person, but she had to protect her child, Latalya, who now has a large scar on her left cheek and may need facial reconstruction surgery. "I do love animals, but I ask somebody, 'what would you do, if that was your child?" she said. Beatty...
  • Pit bulls kill 5-year-old, maul her grandmother

    01/12/2011 5:55:15 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    NewsChannel 36 ^ | January 12, 2011 | MICHELLE BOUDIN
    WAXHAW, N.C. – A little girl has died and her grandmother is in the hospital after two pit bulls attacked them on Wednesday. Waxhaw police say the two dogs attacked 5-year-old Makayla Woodard and 67-year-old Nancy Presson in their front yard. The dogs were captured and killed by police Neighbors say they had complained many times about the two dogs roaming free. The police chief had a hard time discussing the attack, describing it as gruesome. Neighbors are struggling too, saying this tragedy could have been avoided. Angry neighbors join anguished family members, upset because the pit bulls often roamed...
  • Suspected burglar dies after dog chases him out window

    01/04/2011 5:14:14 PM PST · by inflorida · 144 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 3, 2010 | Arelis R. Hernández
    The Marion County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of man after he jumped through the window of a home he is suspected of burglarizing Sunday afternoon, authorities said. A pit bull chased Laird Butler, 41, after he broke into a Summerfield mobile home at about 2:30 p.m., officials said. The man suffered cuts all over his body and lost a lot of blood. He managed to ask a neighbor for help.Butler died as he was being transported to a local hospital, officials said.
  • 3-Year-Old Hospitalized After Dog Attack

    11/30/2010 8:25:17 AM PST · by solosmoke · 3 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11-11-10 | Gil Diaz
    MECCA -- A 3-year-old boy is in the hospital after being bitten by a dog. It happened at about 9:35 a.m. in Mecca on the 70000 block of Conchella Dr. video3-Year-Old Hospitalized After Dog Attack Fire crews say the toddler has multiple dog bites, including one on the neck.... "I think they [the victim's family] knew it was aggressive,” said Jocelyn Aldana, a neighbor who called 911. “Maybe they should have done something about it before this happened. Keep an eye on your dogs. If it seems more aggressive, then do something about it.” The child was airlifted to Loma...
  • Tyler man suffers fatal heart attack after saving mother-in-law from pit bulls (Texas)

    11/26/2010 7:56:19 AM PST · by devane617 · 12 replies
    A Tyler man has died after suffering a heart attack when he tried to help his mother-in-law stave off an attack by her neighbor's pit bulls. Van Zandt County Sheriff Pat Burnett said the mother-in-law tried to intervene when the pit bulls attacked her two dogs Thursday, but was knocked down and bitten by one of the pit bulls. The sheriff said the pit bull that bit the woman was stabbed and killed with a pocket knife by her son-in-law, who later had a heart attack while the woman was being treated. Burnett told the Tyler Morning-Telegraph that paramedics couldn't...
  • Ida Grove woman dies from dog bite

    11/19/2010 10:14:14 AM PST · by solosmoke · 13 replies
    WCF Courier ^ | Nov. 18, 2010 | Dolly A. Butz
    IDA GROVE, Iowa -- Authorities say an autopsy has determined that an elderly Ida Grove woman bled to death after being bitten by her German shepherd. Ida County Sheriff Wade Harriman said deputies responded to the home of 79-year-old Shirley Lou Bird Monday after being notified by her nephew, who had been unable to contact Bird for several days. Harriman said authorities believe Bird was bitten several times by her 5-year-old German shepherd and she went into the bathroom to stop the bleeding. An autopsy conducted by the Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office determined that she died from blood loss....
  • 5-year-old dies after pack of dogs attacks

    11/19/2010 10:08:05 AM PST · by solosmoke · 49 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | Nov. 16, 2010 | Rick Martin
    Authorities in Alabama are investigating the death of a 5-year-old boy who was attacked in his yard by a pack of up to a dozen dogs.... The child was home with a babysitter in Phenix City, Alabama, Monday afternoon when he darted outside into the fenced yard and was attacked, Taylor said. Animal control investigators determined 12 dogs were involved, but it was not clear how many of them bit the boy. One of the dogs involved belonged to the boy's family, Taylor said. The 11 others belonged to neighbors and apparently slipped under the fence, he said. Taylor said...
  • UPDATE: Former Judge Asking For Ownership of Pit Bulls To Be Outlawed

    11/14/2010 4:34:17 PM PST · by george76 · 95 replies
    Tyler Morning Telegraph ^ | November 12, 2010 | KENNETH DEAN
    Tyler attorney and former state district judge Cynthia Stevens Kent is asking two Texas legislators to push a bill outlawing the ownership of pit bulls and-or pit bull mixed dogs in Texas, and to make the possession of the breed a third-degree felony. Mrs. Kent hopes Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, and Rep. Chuck Hopson, R-Henderson, will sponsor the bill and put in front of the next legislative session. She wants the bill named Justin's Law, after 10-year-old Justin Clinton who was killed in 2009 by pit bulls in Rusk County. “My client, Serenia Clinton of Rusk County, and I ask...
  • Pair Gets Into Home Dressed As Cops

    11/08/2010 3:51:51 PM PST · by JOAT · 20 replies
    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A DeKalb County woman was traumatized after she said she accidentally invited two strangers into her home during an attempted robbery. Her home is protected by two pit bulls and surveillance cameras, but she said she was unprepared when two would-be robbers dressed as police officers stopped by. “You’re violating someone’s trust and getting their guard down by saying you’re a police officer,” the victim told Channel 2’s Amanda Cook. When a man and woman showed up wearing fake police badges, she let them into her home. But the pair seemed to get nervous about the...
  • Man witnesses pit bulls killing his neighbor's dog ( CA )

    11/04/2010 8:45:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Eyewitness News ^ | : Nov 3, 2010 | Anthony Bailey,
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Wednesday was a tough day for Flor Hull. Just a week ago, her beloved dog Ruffy was allegedly killed in her yard by a pair of loose pit bulls. Hull's husband found their dog's body when he got home but cleaned it up before the rest of the family arrived. Hull brought herself to look at the pictures for the first time Wednesday. The attack had an eyewitness. "As I came out, there was a pit bull running around that corner right there," said neighbor Raul Garza, who said the pit bulls went after him, too.