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  • Pit bull that mauled boy had terrorized town: neighbors

    04/22/2017 11:32:18 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 37 replies ^ | April 21, 2017 | Jennifer Bain and Natalie Musumeci
    A ferocious pit bull that has previously terrorized residents of a Rockland County town attacked a toddler as he played with other kids on an area street, leaving him mauled on the face and in need of stitches, officials said Friday. Surveillance footage of the horrific attack, posted online, shows the dog charging at the 3-year-old, dragging and tossing him around like a rag doll at around 6 p.m. Thursday on North Cole Avenue in Spring Valley. The boy, identified as Eli Mendlowitz, can then be seen struggling to crawl away before the dog pounces on him a second time....
  • Pit Bull Mauls Horses at Cabot Training Center

    02/26/2016 11:38:39 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 45 replies
    Fox 16 ^ | Updated 02/26 2016 12:09AM | By Jessi Turnure
    CABOT, Ark. - A pit bull attack almost turned deadly for two horses at Roman's Training Center in Cabot. Trainer June Roman said a pit bull came out of the woods Sunday and attacked two of her American Paints, Porche and Flashy. "No provocation whatsoever," Roman said. "Just murder on his mind. He was ripping Flashy's nose and leg off." "She [Porche] was covered in blood on her legs, her face, chunks hanging off," said Dana Bailey, Porche's owner. "I was just crying because I have the horse gene and she's my baby." After the horses stomped the pit bull,...
  • 9-Year-Old Girl Dies After Long Island Pit Bull Attack

    11/08/2015 8:17:27 PM PST · by CaptainK · 57 replies
    A 9-year-old girl died Sunday after a pit bull attacked her while she played with friends in a Long Island backyard, authorities said. Nassau County police officers responded to a 911 call at a Holland Avenue house in Elmont at around 10:30 a.m. and found the dog attacking the girl. When one of the officers entered the yard from the house, the dog charged at the officer, who shot and killed the animal, said Detective Michael Bitsko. "It was a violent attack," he said. "They had to put the dog down." The girl's identity hasn't been disclosed by police. There...
  • Former Olympian Saves 8-Year-Old Boy From Pit Bull Attack

    09/21/2015 6:38:53 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 33 replies
    cbslocal ^ | 21 Sept 2015 | Vince Gerasole
    U.S. on the 1992 Olympic boxing team; “Every time he’d reach, I’d counter,” he said. “He had my hand in his mouth.” At one point, Nicholson said he was down on one knee, choking the dog. Nicholson suffered bites to his legs, stomach, and hands. “He was strong as hell,” Nicholson said.
  • 19-month-old badly injured in Commerce City pit bull attack ( Colorado )

    07/14/2014 11:25:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    KDVR ^ | July 13, 2014
    The dog reportedly attacked the child about 7:30 p.m., police said. The child suffered serious injuries to the head and neck, but was expected to survive. The child remained in the hospital Sunday night. ... Pit bulls are illegal to own in Commerce City
  • Chilling Dash Cam Video Shows Officers Saving 6 Year Old Girl From Savage Dog Attack

    06/15/2014 9:57:41 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 19 replies ^ | JUNE 7, 2014 | STEVE STRAUB
    Cincinnati police dash cam video shows, for the first time, exactly what happened and what police saw when officers were on the scene of a vicious pit bull attack that put 6-year-old Zaniabou Drame in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. [VIDEOS AT LINK] WLWT reports that the district attorney is waiting to see if the child survives before filing charges against the owner of the dog. In a unrelated case the dog’s owner was arrested and faces weapons and drug charges. This video shows a professional police response to a crisis situation where somebody was in grave danger of being killed. I...
  • Girl scarred by pit bull attack asked to leave restaurant

    06/15/2014 7:11:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 157 replies
    wapt ^ | Angela Williams
    JACKSON, Miss. —A 3-year-old girl who was attacked by pit bulls in April was asked to leave a Jackson restaurant because her scars scared customers, the girl's grandmother told 16 WAPT News. "Does this face look scary to you?" accompanied a picture of Victoria Wilcher on the Facebook page Victoria's Victories, which documents the child's recovery from the attack at her grandfather's home in Simpson County. Authorities said one of Donald Mullins' dogs ripped open the back door and jumped on the girl. Two other dogs dragged her into the back yard and began mauling her, investigators said. "The right...
  • Pit Bull Attack Leaves One Toddler Dead

    02/18/2014 12:54:08 PM PST · by Arthurio · 60 replies
    A pit bull attack left a 2-year-old girl in critical condition Monday morning and after being admit to a local area hospital, the girl died as a result of her injuries. According to KWTX, the 2-year-old girl was from Temple Texas and has been identified as Je’vaeh Mayes. Corporal Christopher Wilcox told reporters that officers were dispatched at around 11:30 am Monday morning to a home in the 800 block of East Avenue E. with reports of a dog bite. KBTX stated that the dog which allegedly bit the girl was a pit bull that the family had been watching...
  • 2 People Hurt In Fort Worth Pit Bull Attack ( TX )

    12/04/2013 9:01:15 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | December 3, 2013
    A father and daughter were both injured during a dog attack in Fort Worth. The incident started just after midnight on Tuesday in the 3300 block of North Crump Street, located in the northern part of the city. The father and his two daughters were in the area looking for their own lost dog. According to an officer at the scene, the father heard a commotion coming from the side yard of a home. He then saw his dog being attacked by three pit bulls. He ran over to break up the dog fight. However, the pit bulls then turned...
  • 15-year-old recovering from 100 puncture wounds after pit bull puppies attack

    07/10/2013 10:15:58 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 53 replies
    Khou ^ | July 10
    NORTHEAST HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- A 15-year-old old girl is recovering from more than 100 puncture wounds on one leg and slashes on the other after a vicious dog attack in her own backyard. Deputies said her own two pit bull puppies turned on her in an instant. It happened around 1:30 p.m. in the 12000 block of N. San Circle Drive. According to investigators, the teenager was giving the puppies food and water when they lunged at her. The two 8-month-old dogs had the girl pinned on the ground and were reportedly biting her repeatedly. Family members were able...
  • Woman Hospitalized by Dog Attack ( Stockton )

    07/10/2013 4:00:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    FOX40 ^ | 06/11/13 | Andria Borba
    Sitting in her hospital room at St. Joseph’s in Stockton, Samantha Williams can manage a smile despite the vicious Pit Bull attack that nearly killed her on Friday. Williams says she was sitting in her boyfriend’s bedroom while he was at the store buying a soda, when his roommate’s dogs, Rhino and Watters, walked in. “They had me. They had me. I was just trying to keep my arms up. My face away. They had me. They had my leg,” Williams told FOX40. She says the attack lasted only 20 seconds before another roommate heard what was going on. “If...
  • Mother, daughter found guilty in pit bull attack that led to neighbor's death

    02/13/2013 11:36:19 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    10News ^ | Feb 11, 2013
    SAN DIEGO - A mother and daughter whose two pit bulls attacked their 75-year-old neighbor -- who succumbed to her injuries several weeks later -- were convicted Monday of involuntary manslaughter and owning a dangerous animal causing death. Alba Cornelio, 41, and her 21-year-old daughter, Carla, each face up to four years in prison when sentenced March 11. The defendants were taken into custody after the verdicts ... the defendants knew their dogs were dangerous because the canines had attacked a man and his puppy six months before the attack on Emako Mendoza. ... Mendoza was attacked in her fenced-in...
  • Pit bull attack on 4-year-old sparks call for ban ( Canada )

    08/28/2012 1:49:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    CBC News ^ | Aug 28, 2012
    Family says the breed of dog is to blame, not the owner. A White Rock family is calling for a ban on pit bulls after their four-year-old daughter was attacked by a friend's dog while playing at a backyard barbeque. Emma-Leigh Cranford had being playing with the pit bull just days before the attack. But her parents Elizabeth and Mike Cranford say the dog pinned her against a fence and bit her face savagely at a barbecue last week. "All I heard was a growl and she was pinned between the bench and the fence and he was just on...
  • Pit Bulls attack, kill pony ( WY )

    02/14/2012 10:44:38 PM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | Feb 14, 2012 | Lindsey Erin Kroskob
    CHEYENNE - Linda Clark was devastated Saturday afternoon when she and her husband returned from the grocery store to find two pit bulls attacking their Shetland pony, Spirit. The couple was putting away their things when a neighbor came knocking at the door to report that Spirit was down and the dogs were tearing away at her. Linda’s daughter-in-law, Teresa Clark, said Jeff Clark immediately ran outside with the first thing he could find, a pellet gun. He fired toward the dogs and they ran off, but Spirit was already dead. Linda Clark, an avid horse rescuer, took Spirit in...
  • Cape May County jail inmate saves shelter worker from pit bull attack ( NJ )

    02/14/2012 11:33:24 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    The Press of Atlantic City Media ^ | October 4, 2011 | MICHAEL MILLER
    An inmate at the Cape May County jail is being called heroic for helping to save a county employee from a vicious dog that attacked her at the animal shelter where he was working off his sentence. For his selfless act, Justin Peggs, of Deptford Township, Gloucester County, will get three days off his 45-day sentence for assault in a fight last summer on the Wildwood Boardwalk. Peggs, 22, grabbed a pit bull terrier off the leg of employee Kathleen James and held down the snapping, snarling animal for several minutes so staff could rescue James and get a noose...
  • Man, 74, Loses Arm In Pit Bull Attack

    06/10/2011 9:50:51 PM PDT · by Jim 726 · 401 replies
    HAWTHORNE, Fla. -- A 74-year-old man attacked by pit bulls Friday morning had his right arm amputated, his left arm partially amputated and suffered severe facial injuries, Putnam County deputies said. Deputies were called to the 200 block of Old Hawthorne Road in Hawthorne about 11 a.m. and found Roy McSweeney severely injured. McSweeney was taken to Shands Hospital in Gainesville and was in surgery Friday afternoon. His condition was not available. Investigators said the two dogs responsible for the attack belonged to McSweeney's neighbor. They said the owner of the dogs gave both of them to authorities, and the...
  • 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...
  • Pit bulls fatally maul Rubidoux man

    12/19/2008 5:09:10 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies · 1,666+ views
    (KABC) ^ | Today | Bob Banfield
    RUBIDOUX, Calif. (KABC) -- A man has been killed by a pair of pit bulls in the Rubidoux area of Riverside County shortly after noon Friday, according to authorities. The attack took place in the back yard at a home at 5787 Kenwood Place in the community of Rubidoux. The investigating officers are from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. "At 12:10 this afternoon, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department received a call of a man that had been mauled by two pit bulls," said Sgt. Dennis Gutierrez, Riverside Co. Sheriff's Dept. "Deputies arrived and found the [60-year-old] man still in the...
  • Calvert County (MD) Man Dies After Dog Attack

    05/11/2006 9:01:08 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 15 replies · 465+ views
    WJZ-TV/AP ^ | 5/10/06 | WJZ-TV/AP
    (WJZ/AP) Lusby, MD WJZ.COM has learned that a 78 year-old man died after being attacked by a dog outside his home in Lusby, Calvert County. The Calvert County Sheriff's department responded to the attack at about 1:30PM. Bob Hampshire, of Calvert County Public Safety, says the victim had no visible bite wounds. He says the man has a medical history and was taking medication to thin his blood. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death is unclear. Investigators are awaiting a report from the medical examiner. It appears that only one dog was involved in...