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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
    KESQ.com ^ | 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.
  • Owners sought after pit bulls attack 3 miniature horses ( Alaska )

    11/04/2010 8:39:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    adn ^ | November 3rd, 2010 | KYLE HOPKINS
    One equine has life-threatening injuries. Anchorage animal control officers are investigating a report of dogs mauling a 30-inch miniature horse at an East Anchorage animal rescue and petting farm, "The first thing I saw, the pit bull had my little, tiniest horse here, he had her by the lips," said Casey Jones Andrescu...A second dog was also involved in the attack, which left three horses injured, she said. Neighbors heard the noise and, armed with golf clubs, came to help,
  • Woman in coma, arms amputated after dog attack [Pit Bull Alert]

    11/01/2010 8:33:01 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Edited 01 November, 2010, 20:36 An 85-year-old woman is in a coma after being viciously mauled and nearly killed by her neighbors’ pit bull terriers, in her own yard, in Southern Russia. Alarmed by her screams, another neighbor called the police. When the officers arrived, the two raging animals turned on them. “One of the officers blew his whistle,” said Krasnodar police deputy press attaché Maria Pirogova. “The dog dropped the victim and attacked the policeman, badly injuring his arm. The officers had no other option, but to shoot both animals dead.” By that time, the woman was unconscious. She...
  • Cops look for pit bull owner after Clayton attack (TEENS SAVE MAN)

    10/29/2010 7:24:08 AM PDT · by Kennesaw · 17 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 2010-10-29 | Larry Hartstein
    Clayton County police are looking for the the owner of a pit bull after the dog attacked a man in Jonesboro on Wednesday. Jose Padilla was walking his Chihuahua on Brookwood Circle when a pit bull went after him and ended up biting him on his legs, Channel 2 Action News reports. The pit bull was caught and will be put down after a 10-day quarantine to determine if it has rabies, Capt. Mark Thompson, commander of the Clayton County Animal Control Unit, told the AJC. Teens who were waiting for a school bus helped stop the attack. "That pit...
  • Baby boy dies in family dog attack

    10/25/2010 11:50:59 AM PDT · by Immerito · 12 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | February 7, 2009 | Ben Leach
    Police said that the exact cause of death had yet to be confirmed but it is suspected that the child was killed during an attack by the grandmother's Staffordshire Bull terrier and Jack Russell. Neighbours reported hearing screams of panic as the baby's grandmother ran into the street crying for help. Friends rushed into the house to help and were forced to drag the dogs off the child who was bleeding severely from the attack. The tragedy occurred shortly after midnight on Saturday morning in the town of Ystrad Mynach, 12 miles north of Cardiff. The child was taken Prince...
  • Pit bulls attack 57-year-old Redding man in wheelchair

    10/22/2010 8:10:34 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 156 replies
    Redding animal regulation officers Thursday took two pit bulls from an apartment after the dogs allegedly attacked a man in a wheelchair while he was taking his dog out. Animal regulation officers and Redding police were called to Roanoke Avenue in Redding’s Martin Luther King Jr. neighborhood about 1:45 p.m. after several reports of dogs attacking people. Witnesses said 57-year-old Charles Osborn, who lives on Roanoke Avenue, was taking his dog outside when the two pit bulls got loose from an apartment on the 1800 block of Roanoke. Several neighbors said Osborn suffered scratches to his arms and was bloodied...
  • Pregnant woman attacked by pitbulls speaks

    10/11/2010 9:39:34 AM PDT · by Fawn · 12 replies
    My FOX Orlando ^ | Monday, 11 Oct 2010, 9:29 AM EDT | By Valerie Boey FOX 35 News
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - 29-year old DeeDee Olizia tries to relax in her hospital bed, after being attacked by two pitbulls. "I'm still in pain, but compared to yesterday I feel a little better." Dee Dee was going for her usual morning stroll around the block on Moore Street Saturday morning, when she ran into double trouble. "I was walking by myself and I saw two dogs wander down the street. I was afraid, I'm afraid of dogs and I don't like dogs. The way I saw them coming I knew they was going to attack me,"...
  • Witnesses: Teen girl hit by car was fleeing pit bull

    10/05/2010 1:10:04 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    AJC ^ | October 5
    A 14-year-old girl, who was reportedly trying to get away from an aggressive pit bull, was hit by a car and killed in McDonough Tuesday morning, Henry County Police said. Henry County High School student Miracle Parham was struck by a Saturn on Jonesboro Road, just east of Rosewood Drive, at 7:20 a.m. She was in the middle of the road when she was hit by the eastbound vehicle, Maj. Jason Bolton said. Miracle was walking to her school bus stop when she encountered the dog, which witnesses described as a pit bull, Bolton said. Witnesses told police the dog...
  • Bully breed lovers take on Douglasville's proposed pit bull ban [GA]

    10/02/2010 12:23:37 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies
    clatl ^ | October 01, 2010 | Carly Stewart
    You go to the pound. You find the cutest dog on the planet sitting in one of the cages, staring up at you with baleful eyes. You adopt this dog, love this dog, train this dog. She becomes part of your family. One day, a dog of the same breed in a neighborhood 20 miles away bites somebody. A few weeks later, after exhaustive media coverage of this event, your landlord comes knocking at your door and says you have to get rid of your dog. Why? Because she happens to be a pit bull. Breed-specific legislation, or BSL, typically...
  • Man distressed when service dog attacked, injured by pit bull

    09/28/2010 11:13:55 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 7 replies
    Kinsey, the service dog who has been the constant companion to Columbus artist Paul Neufelder for 11 of its 13 years, is not what you would describe as overly aggressive. This month, while Neufelder had stopped for a conversation with one of his downtown neighbors, Kinsey curled up alongside his owner’s wheelchair and remained in that position for more than a half hour. "She’s a remarkably docile animal," Neufelder told the neighbor. "In fact, she’s trained to be that way." That docile nature has served Neufelder well for their entire relationship. "She helps me in the most basic of ways,"...
  • Girl, 14, attacked by 2 pit bulls in suburban West Palm Beach

    09/29/2010 9:10:54 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 21 replies
    Two loose pit bull terriers attacked a 14-year-old girl walking to school this morning in suburban West Palm Beach and then charged an arriving Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy, who shot both of them, sheriff's spokeswoman Teri Barbera said. Witnesses on the scene told the deputy the dogs somehow escaped from their fenced enclosure and roamed around before running into the girl. Barbera said the girl was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach with facial injuries but they are not believed to be life-threatening.
  • Pit bull too aggressive; so owner is punched

    09/24/2010 4:14:00 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 14 replies
    IRVINE – The owner of an aggressive pit bull was punched by another dog owner during an argument at an Irvine dog park Thursday, police said. Around 9 p.m., Irvine police officers responded to a report of an assault that had just occurred at the Central Bark Dog Park at 6405 Oak Canyon, Irvine, according to Irvine police spokesman Barry Aninag. According to police, a man was playing with his two Greater Swiss Mountain dogs at the park, when a pit bull chased and scared his dogs away on two different occasions. That dog owner and the owner of the...
  • Pit Bull Attack Victim Blamed For Bite

    09/22/2010 9:54:16 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 14 replies
    body, table {font:normal 12px verdana,sans-serif;margin:10px;} /*.RelatedBox {display:none;}*/ TheDenverChannel.com Pit Bull Attack Victim Blamed For Bite Victim: ‘This Is A Dangerous Dog’ Christin Ayers, 7NEWS Reporter POSTED: 7:43 pm MDT September 22, 2010 UPDATED: 8:23 pm MDT September 22, 2010 NORTHGLENN, Colo. -- Northglenn Police are reopening an investigation into a pit bull attack after 7News started asking questions about the city’s investigation into the attack.Tara Lynam was bitten in the face by her friend Nancy Aiello’s pit bull, Capone. Lynam was visiting Aiello at her Northglenn home when she said she approached Capone, dropped onto the floor beside him, grabbed...
  • Brothers accused of beating man over pit bull

    09/20/2010 8:39:50 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 5 replies
    FORT MYERS — Two brothers were arrested after one’s girlfriend called deputies about a fight they were in with neighbors about a pit bull. Matthew Scott Jarvis, 24, and Christopher Keith Jarvis, 25, both of the 3600 block of Unique Circle, Fort Myers, were each charged with battery/second or subsequent offense. Matthew Jarvis additionally was charged with carrying a concealed weapon – brass knuckles. Christopher Jarvis must post $20,000 bond before his release, while Matthew Jarvis is being held without bond on the previous battery charge. According to Lee County Sheriff’s Office reports: Sarah Christine Lampila, 22, who lives on...
  • What Happened to Michael Vick's Dogs? Jim Gorant Tells the Story in His New Book

    09/20/2010 6:20:56 PM PDT · by Eaker · 12 replies
    Pawnation ^ | Sep 17th 2010 | Liz Ozaist
    In 2007, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick made headlines, but it wasn't for his performance on the field. Set up on the grounds of his Virginia home was Bad Newz, a pseudo kennel that was really a dog-fighting business stocked with 51 pit bulls. Journalist Jim Gorant first wrote about the sordid case for "Sports Illustrated." This week, his new book, "The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption," hits stores. We asked Gorant to tell us what happened to the animals and share tales from this latest project. Of the 51 dogs, 47 have...
  • Jury awards $7 million in Rusk Co. dog mauling case

    09/19/2010 11:34:02 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 9 replies
    A jury in Rusk County, Texas has returned a seven million dollar verdict against the owners of two dogs, one Pit Bull mix and one American bull dog, that mauled to death a 10 year old boy on June 15, 2009. Following a week long trial in Judge Clay Gossett's courtroom in Henderson, Texas, the jury found that the dog owners were negligent and strictly liable for the actions of their two dangerous dogs. Cynthia Stevens Kent and Don Kent, with the law firm of Kent, Good, Anderson and Bush, P.C. of Tyler, argued on behalf of young Justin Clinton...
  • Gun-Carrying Neighbors Save Women From Dog Attack

    09/12/2010 6:01:09 PM PDT · by skyman · 35 replies
    Fox Reno ^ | September 11, 2010
    Two women were still recovering Saturday after a vicious dog attack the morning before that didn't end until neighbors shot the dogs. Witnesses said that at about 6 a.m. Friday, three loose dogs pounced on 52-year-old Janelle Dalson, who was on a jog through her neighborhood. The woman’s screams woke one neighbor, who came outside to find her fending off the three dogs, which collectively weighed nearly 300 pounds. The whole story
  • Toddler Needs 200 Stitches After Dog Attack

    09/10/2010 11:23:35 AM PDT · by LongElegantLegs · 15 replies
    Sky News ^ | Septembet 10, 2010 | Rob Cole
    A toddler is recovering in hospital after receiving 200 stitches to his face following an attack by his grandmother's dog. Joshua Mann, two, was mauled by the family collie as he stroked the animal. Horrific pictures show the extent of Joshua's injuries, with deep scars crisscrossing his face. His family have been told he will have to endure further surgery before he can return home to Brockworth, near Gloucester.
  • Cases against owners of pit bulls that attacked girl going to Circuit Court

    09/08/2010 9:53:09 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 18 replies
    The cases against the owners of three pit bulls that attacked a 6-year-old girl are going to Circuit Court. District Judge Michael Klaeren found this morning there was probable cause to believe Brian Keith Nace, 35, and his girlfriend, Jasmine Bailey, 19, kept dangerous animals that caused serious injury. Their dogs reportedly played “tug of war” with Tyah Norris the afternoon of Aug. 24 inside Nace and Bailey’s fenced yard at 118 Mantle Ave. in Blackman Township, testified Animal Control Officer Kathie Chapin. As a result, township public safety Officer Randy Hengesbaugh could not distinguish any of Tyah’s facial features...
  • Experts say people to blame for majority of dog bites...

    09/05/2010 1:11:26 PM PDT · by LatinaGOP · 30 replies · 1+ views
    They are stocky, muscular, strong and often labelled public enemy No. 1. But identifying a pit bull depends on who you ask. The Canadian Kennel Club says it is not a recognized breed. “It’s a term commonly used to collectively describe a type of randomly bred mixed breed dog of unknown parentage or origin,” CKC’s Sonny Allinson says from Toronto. “Pit bull is not a breed of dog, it is a common term used by the general public and in the press.”
  • 97-Year Old Woman Saved From Pitbull Mauling by Her Cat

    09/05/2010 12:30:04 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Over at the best website known to man, Dlisted.com, is a story of Sophie Thomas, a 97-year old woman from Michigan and her cat Tiger. Sophie was weeding her flower beds, minding her own business and probably aching from arthritis, when along came a gang of vicious pitbulls. The pitbulls, who belonged to her neighbor directly behind her home, surrounded Sophie, scaring the little old lady half to death, one lunged at her and she hit it on the head. That one back off, but others came in closer. Sophie said she was pretty sure it was the end of...
  • Elderly Woman Mauled to Death by Pit Bull

    09/05/2010 9:50:01 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    September 04, 2010 2:24 PM Jana Barnello A family pet killed a grandmother Saturday morning in McMinn County. Sheriff Joe Guy says a woman's pit bull attacked her for no reason. 85-year-old Mattie Daugherty had her dog for nine years. "I saw the dog on several occassions. Never shown any aggression to me," said Daugherty's neighbor Dale Holbrook. But Saturday morning that changed. Guy says Daugherty, her family, and a neighbor were doing work on Daugherty's house at 151 County Road 492 near Etowah. Daugherty went inside, while her family worked outside. That's when Guy says the pit bull jumped...
  • McMinn County Tennessee woman killed in pit bull attack (Axe To Grind Alert!)

    09/05/2010 12:31:37 AM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 30 replies
    WRCB TV ^ | 09/04/2010 | WRCB
    MCMINN COUNTY (WRCB) -- An 85-year old woman is dead Saturday after being mauled by the family pet. According to police it took bullets from 2 deputies and a neighbor to finally subdue the dog. "It jumped out of the car and I actually helped her get it back in the car," says neighbor Brandon Russell, describing an encounter he had with the dog. "It was a real friendly dog." But Saturday at 151 County 492 in McMinn County, a pit-bull that had been part of the family for 9-years attacked and killed. "I talked to the family members today,...
  • Elderly Woman Mauled to Death by Dog [Pit Bull Alert]

    09/04/2010 12:30:04 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 22 replies
    Elderly Woman Mauled to Death by Dog September 04, 2010 2:24 PM Amanda Shropshire A Mcminn County woman is mauled to death by her family pit bull. We spoke to McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy on the scene. He says around 11:30 Saturday morning an elderly woman and her family were at her house remodeling. That's when Sheriff Guy says the woman went into the house while the other family members were outside and was attacked by the pitbull. A neighbor who was at the house says he went inside to find the woman lying on the floor with the...
  • Pit bull attacks its new owner (3 weeks after adoption)

    09/02/2010 9:21:44 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 35 replies
    By MARK HAYWARD New Hampshire Union Leader Thursday, Sep. 2, 2010 CANDIA – A local man was taken to the hospital Thursday night after his family's recently adopted pit bull clamped on his arm as he was trying to keep the family cat away from the dog, his wife said. When Maggie Wakefield finally got the 3-year-old male pit bull off her husband, he was bleeding profusely and she could see bone in his forearm, Mrs. Wakefield said. She spoke briefly before leaving for the hospital to meet her husband. Tom Wakefield was in the Elliot Hospital emergency room in...
  • Newborn baby attacked by pit bull

    09/01/2010 8:05:10 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 112 replies · 1+ views
    Posted: 09/01/2010 Last Updated: 14 minutes ago WATERFORD, Mich. (WXYZ) - A newborn baby is in the hospital recovering from a pit bull attack that happened as his grandfather held him in a Waterford backyard. Wally Mersino was holding his four-day-old grandson when the family dog, a pit bull mix named Floyd jumped up and bit the baby on the head. “His fang tooth or something put a laceration on the head, I kicked the dog away and we rushed the baby in the house to stop the bleeding,” says Mersino. He says, the dog was sitting next to him...
  • Man fends off pit bull with hammer

    09/01/2010 3:01:12 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 19 replies
    10:34 PM MDT, August 31, 2010 ARVADA, Colo. - No one denies "Benny" the pit bull was aggressive. But his violent death still shocked this community. On Monday, Paul Willis' adopted pet escaped from his Arvada home and paid an unwelcome visit to the neighbor's house - a visit that ended with a hammer blow to the head and animal control officers being called. The conflict began in May when Willis first took Benny to meet the neighbors and their dog, but didn't go well. "It was kind of scary because (Benny) was the aggressor," Willis told us. Benny bit...
  • Two pit bulls attack, maul pregnant Westland woman last night

    09/01/2010 12:27:13 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 4 replies
    August 30th, 2010 9:12 am ET Two pit bulls attacked a Westland woman at around 9:30 PM Sunday night, in the area of Dorsey near Venoy. The woman's identity and the seriousness of her injuries has not officially been released. However, witnesses have confirmed that the woman was five months pregnant, and that one of her arms was badly mauled. The dogs were unleashed and their owner did not seem to be around. This is a potentially dangerous situation, since pit bulls have been known to attack without any identifiable provocation, and if more than one are running in a...
  • Pit bull mauls puppy to death

    08/31/2010 8:47:50 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 43 replies
    Published: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11 comment(s) | Email to a friend | Print version | ShareThis | RSS Feeds By Carol Hopkins, For The Daily Tribune A family in Rochester Hills is grieving the loss of their puppy after roaming pit bulls mauled the dog to death Monday. Brianna Adams, 19, said her brother Larry, 16, was walking the family’s 5-month-old beagle-terrier dog, Pebbles, in their neighborhood near Culbertson Avenue and Auburn Road at 1 p.m. when Larry saw two pit bull dogs walking on the street. “They were not leashed,” said Brianna. Brianna said Larry picked up Pebbles...
  • Officials: No easy fix for pit bulls ( Michigan )

    08/30/2010 11:10:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | August 28, 2010 | Aaron Aupperlee
    Charley Norris got a pit bull when it was 2 days old. He bottle-fed it for months, and it was docile and friendly. The dog loved to play with people, especially Norris' young niece, Tyah. But as the dog grew, Norris noticed it getting more aggressive. After an attack by another dog, it no longer played. Norris made the tough decision to part with the animal. "I didn't want something like this to happen," he said Wednesday, a day after Tyah, his 6-year-old niece, was attacked by three pit bulls in Blackman Township. Norris ran to his niece Tuesday and...
  • Woman charged after her Rottweilers maul young girl on UK street

    08/30/2010 11:00:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 82 replies · 1+ views
    NewsCore ^ | August 31, 2010 | Graham Fitzgerald
    A WOMAN has been charged after her pet Rottweilers attacked and mauled a 10-year-old girl while she was riding her bike. "One started biting her arms while the other went for her legs," said Kidd’s grandmother ..."When I got to her I didn't know what to do. I just kept repeating to the dogs 'be good, be good.'"