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  • Jurors hear chilling 911 call, see images of San Antonio senior being mauled by dog

    01/23/2018 5:24:56 PM PST · by Norski · 34 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | January 19, 2018 | Elizabeth Zavala
    “Let go! Let go!” the boy cried in a video shown in court Thursday as he used a stick to try to stop a 70-pound pit bull named “Bully” that dragged, chewed, broke and tore at an elderly San Antonio woman’s arm until a police officer shot the dog to death. The graphic images were taken from the doorbell of Doris Mixon Smith, who was 72 on March 6, 2017, when her next-door neighbors’ pet somehow got out of its yard and attacked her — for at least five minutes — as she was gardening. Mixon Smith’s arm was severed...
  • “Pit bull roulette” killed 38,000 other animals in 2017 (Dogs of Peace)

    01/17/2018 12:52:23 AM PST · by ransomnote · 30 replies ^ | JANUARY 17, 2018 | MERRITT CLIFTON
    Pit bulls killed 92% of dogs killed by dogs & 96% of cats killed by dogs “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. Ray and Dodge were respectively the 10th and 11th humans to die in dog attacks in the 51 days between November 24, 2017 and January 14,...
  • Massachusetts Dog Attack Shows need for Home Carry

    01/11/2018 5:26:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Image A father in Massachusetts was horrified when the family pet pit bull attacked his one year old daughter. He initially retrieved a pistol to shoot the dog, but the pistol was unloaded.  Firearms stored in the home are required to be locked up in Massachusetts. From The Boston Herald reports that according to Falmouth police the child was playing in the kitchen Sunday morning when the family pit-bull terrier attacked her, biting her in the face causing major trauma. The father tried to pull the dog off but couldn’t. Police said the father got a pistol...
  • Dog to be euthanized after attacking toddler at Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas

    01/09/2018 8:19:39 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 28 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/5/18 | Claire Ballor
    "A sanctuary in New York with extensive expertise in managing and caring for dogs like Rusty has agreed to take Rusty at no expense to the City of Dallas or its residents. Once at the sanctuary, Rusty will not be adopted out but will live out the remainder of his life in a safe and positive environment."
  • Father stabs family dog to save one-year-old

    01/08/2018 10:40:37 AM PST · by strider44 · 71 replies ^ | 1/8/18 | AP
    <p>FALMOUTH MA (AP) - Police say a father stabbed his family’s dog to death after it started mauling his one-year-old daughter.</p> <p>The Boston Herald reports that according to Falmouth police the child was playing in the kitchen Sunday morning when the family pit-bull terrier attacked her, biting her face causing major trauma.</p>
  • Woman, 56, is mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs in her driveway in California

    01/01/2018 7:14:02 PM PST · by george76 · 99 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 1 January 2018 | Mary Kekatos
    Deborah Onsurez, 56, was found Thursday morning in Modesto, California. Authorities believe multiple stray dogs attacked her in the driveway of her home. Onsurez's injuries were severe and she was pronounced dead at the scene. ... Stray dogs everywhere, that's Stanislaus County for you ... They're a big problem in area known as South Modesto. ... dog attacks aren't uncommon. In November, a pit bull attacked at least three people in Elk Grove, a suburb of Sacramento that's about 60 miles from Modesto. And in 2014, two separate pit bull attacks in Stanislaus County - one left a man dead.
  • Kentucky man charged with harboring a vicious animal after fatal pit bull attack [Update]

    12/26/2017 10:34:53 AM PST · by familyop · 87 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 26, 2017 | Fox News
    A Kentucky man has been accused of harboring a vicious animal after a Christmas Eve pit bull attack in which a woman was killed and her husband injured...the two pit bulls...belonged to their neighbor, Johnny Dale Lankford, 42... Lankford was told of the charge at the Bell County jail, where he is being held on separate charges of assault, domestic violence, unlawful imprisonment and an outstanding connection with an arrest Friday.
  • Vicious Christmas Eve pit bull attack leaves Kentucky woman dead, husband injured

    12/24/2017 4:18:54 PM PST · by familyop · 194 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 24, 2017 | Fox News
    A woman was killed and her husband seriously injured after a vicious mauling by two pit bulls on Christmas Eve in a Kentucky coal town. Investigators said the husband managed to shoot the dogs afterwards, killing one of them...a caller had reported his brother and sister-in-law were attacked by two of their neighbor’s dogs, WLEX-TV reported.
  • 22-Year-Old Virginia Woman Mauled to Death by Her Dogs

    12/16/2017 10:12:32 PM PST · by Kartographer · 130 replies
    KTLA ^ | 2/15/17 | BY TRACY BLOOM
    But responding deputies quickly discovered the woman was dead. They came upon what Goochland County Sheriff James Agnew described as a “grisly” scene, littered with bloody scraps of clothing. Investigators believe the victim’s dogs, described as pit bulls, initiated a “violent” attack on Stephens while she was out walking them. "The victim had defensive wounds on her hands and arms trying to keep the dogs away from her, which would be consistent with being attacked while she was still alive,” Agnew told reporters during a Friday afternoon news conference.
  • Two dogs mauled their owner to death while she was walking them in the woods, sheriff says

    12/16/2017 2:07:04 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 174 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 16 at 2:45 PM | Kristine Phillips
    Bethany Lynn Stephens had been gone for about a day since she left to walk her dogs. So her father went out to look for her at the area she frequented. There, authorities say, he found her two dogs, guarding what he first thought was an animal carcass. “Much to his horror, discovered that it was not,” Goochland County Sheriff Jim Agnew told reporters at a news conference Friday. Investigators in Goochland, Va., a rural community about 30 miles outside of Richmond, say the petite, 5-foot-1 young woman, who weighed a little more than 100 pounds, was mauled to death by her dogs, which...
  • Virginia woman killed in 'grisly mauling' by her dogs, cops say

    12/16/2017 11:06:15 AM PST · by familyop · 187 replies
    Fox News ^ | 16DEC17 | Fox News
    "It appears she was taken to the ground, lost consciousness, and the dogs then mauled her to death,...The area where they found the victim’s body was covered in blood, Agnew said, adding that it took at least eight hours for investigators to collect over 60 pieces of evidence. "It was an absolutely grisly mauling," Sheriff Agnew said. "In my 40 years of law enforcement I've never seen anything quite like it.
  • Man arrested in Ollie the pitbull's killing linked to voodoo, animal sacrifices

    11/23/2017 9:15:21 AM PST · by Tarasaramozart · 23 replies
    Maimi Herald ^ | Nov 22, 2017 | Carli Teproff
     was the blue suitcase that led police to the pit bull’s killer. On Wednesday, more than a month after Ollie was found in a suitcase with more than 30 stab wounds, Hollywood police announced the arrest of Brendan Evans, 31. Evans, who has a rap sheet including an arrest in 2012 on domestic battery charges, now faces a charge of aggravated animal cruelty. Police say the DNA on the suitcase linked back to Evans, who is on probation for a bank robbery in Hernando County in central Florida. Hollywood police had arrested him Nov. 15 after DNA linked him to...
  • Woman bursts into tears after a neighbor shot her pet pit bull

    11/22/2017 3:38:48 PM PST · by Teflonic · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/17 | James Wilkinson
    A desperately sad video showing a woman's despair after her pet pit bull was shot dead has started trending on YouTube.In the video, titled 'My dad killed a pitbull with his glock. Please like plus subscribe', the woman wails, 'That is my baby! That is my baby!' as a man tries to stop her entering the home.From off-camera comes a gaggle of male voices, one of whom says: 'I had to, he came in the house, he came after me, I'm sorry.The man who shot the dog also apologizes, and says that 'the dog came at me,' while a defiant...
  • Woman says she was bitten by emotional support dog in JetBlue check-in line

    11/14/2017 4:18:30 PM PST · by ransomnote · 55 replies ^ | Nov 14, 2017 | no byline
    SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. — A Massachusetts woman is still recovering more than a week after a pit bull bit her while she was waiting to check in for a flight. Brittany Langlois was standing in the check in line for JetBlue at the Orlando Airport before her flight back home when a pit bull tore at her leg. “The line kept moving and the next thing I know I am bit,” Langlois said. “I turn around and the owner is reeling the dog back in. Langlois was with her girlfriend Heather Cox and the couple immediately tried to find out if...
  • Reward for tips leading to arrest of pit bull's killer hits $33,000

    10/17/2017 8:26:38 PM PDT · by Tarasaramozart · 16 replies
    Sun Sentinal ^ | October 17, 2017 | Susannah Bryan
    The reward for tips leading to an arrest in the case of a pit bull stabbed more than 50 times and stuffed in a suitcase is now $33,000. An animal activist from Davie is putting up $10,000. A Homestead veterinarian is donating $5,000. PETA is putting up $10,000 and CrimeStoppers is offering $8,000 — including $5,000 from an anonymous donor. Ollie the pit bull died Thursday night, two days after a passerby found a blue suitcase with a paw sticking out and called police. Dr. Robert Prosek, a vet in Homestead, says he was haunted by the story. “I have...
  • Blind Man’s Service Dog Attacked by ‘Fake’ Service Dog on Sacramento Train

    10/10/2017 12:33:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 74 replies
    The incident happened just over a week ago at the Regional Transit Station at 16th and Q streets in midtown Sacramento. Kelly said just as they got on the light rail a pit bull lunged toward Kie and locked it’s jaw onto Kie's snout. "There was a pit bull on his face just latched on,” Kelly explained. "My dog started screaming." Kelly said the pit bull's owner later claimed the dog was a service animal. When Sacramento police reminded the pit bull's owner that they were monitoring footage from surveillance cameras, the man admitted his dog was a pet...
  • Police: Suspect Called Black Man N-Word, Threatened Him & Encouraged Pit Bull to Attack

    09/26/2017 5:30:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    KATU ^ | 9/26
    Court documents say a white man called a black man the N-word, and told him he's "in the wrong neighborhood." According to court documents, Mathu Dwain Karcher was with his pit bull when he began closely following a black man, who told Karcher he wanted to give him space because he didn't like pit bulls. Karcher is then accused of telling his dog, 'Get 'em!' Because of a prior leg injury, the victim couldn't run away and the dog didn't end up attacking him. Police say Karcher then told the victim, "N-word, you're in the wrong neighborhood!" and said something...
  • Teen killed by bullet when LA County deputies fired at pit bull: Sheriff's office

    06/22/2017 9:40:19 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 43 replies
    Yahoo, Good Morning America, ^ | June 22, 2017 | MATT GUTMAN, ALEX STONE and EMILY SHAPIRO
    As Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were shooting at a pit bull that was charging at them, a 17-year-old boy was apparently struck in the chest by one of the bullets and died, the sheriff's office said....The deputies went to the back of the complex "in an attempt to corral the dog to prevent additional victims," the sheriff's office said, and as they walked to the rear carport area, they found a teenager on the ground who appeared to have been shot in the chest, the sheriff's office said. The teen was hospitalized and later died.
  • Teen is fatally shot by L.A. County deputies in pit bull attack on officers

    06/22/2017 11:03:31 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    L A Times ^ | 06/2/2017 | MayaLau and Joseph Serna
    The 17-year-old was struck in the chest as he tried to jump on the dog, said the memo, a copy of which was reviewed by The Times. A deputy who had been bitten by the animal was also struck by a bullet fragment in the shooting. ... Authorities said the deputies had gone to a home in the 38500 block of 10th Street East around 3:40 a.m. in response to a call about a loud party. As they arrived, a pit bull charged at them and bit one of the deputies in the leg... The teenager, who was the owner...
  • Pit bulls violently attack Upstate NY girl waiting for school bus; owner arrested

    06/07/2017 8:47:42 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 50 replies
    Post Standard Syracuse NY ^ | June 7, 2017 at 7:52 AM | BY BEN AXELSON
    A 12-year-old Herkimer girl is still recovering a week after she was viciously attacked by two pit bulls as she waited for her school bus. The incident happened on May 31, when the girl was with other children waiting at a bus stop on North Main Street in Herkimer, about 15 miles east of Utica. According to Herkimer police, one of the dogs latched onto the victim's arm and violently flung her into the air and back down to the ground, breaking her ulna and radius bones and causing severe puncture wounds. Herkimer firefighters treated the girl at the scene,...