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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,
  • 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
  • Baby boy dies in family dog attack

    10/25/2010 11:50:59 AM PDT · by Immerito · 12 replies ^ | 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...
  • Man who decapitated a pitbull is sentenced to 8 years [In New Mexico. Can you believe it?]

    10/19/2010 11:10:51 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 28 replies · 1+ views
    AP via KOB.COM ^ | 10/19/2010
    <p>FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - A northwest New Mexico man, who pleaded guilty to decapitating a dog using a chain saw, has been sentenced to eight years in prison.</p> <p>Authorities say 32-year-old Teddy Sexton of Aztec pleaded guilty to fourth-degree extreme cruelty to animals, which carries a sentence of up to 18 months in prison.</p>
  • 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...
  • 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;}*/ 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...
  • "World's Bravest Kitty"

    09/21/2010 11:58:40 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 22 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 08/27/2010 | n/a
    A 97 year old woman's pet cat saves her from attacking pit bulls.
  • 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...
  • 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.'"
  • Don't Bully My Breed

    08/28/2010 7:42:34 PM PDT · by Brad’s Gramma · 426 replies · 1+ views ^ | Aguust 28, 2010 | Me!
    Did you know.......3.) Approximately 150 people are killed every year by falling coconuts. Therefore, you are more than 60 TIMES MORE LIKELY to be killed by a PALM TREE than a Pit Bull.
  • Hunting cats with pit bulls needs to stop now

    08/28/2010 10:50:30 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 86 replies
    August 28, 2010 9:24 AM To the editor: The community has a right to feel safe and secure in the City of Jacksonville and should not have to be terrorized by pit bull owners. Last night three African-American men wearing baggy jeans with no T-shirts decided to go on an adventure through my neighbor’s backyard. They deliberately took off the baseboard of the apartment and let their dogs loose under the basement where all the plumbing is. They were cat hunting, and they get a thrill out of hunting cats and watching their dogs kill them. Unfortunately, that cat was...
  • Student driver's car attacked by pit bulls in Clay Twp.

    08/20/2010 6:44:16 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 14 replies
    A student driver's vehicle was attacked by pit bulls in Clay Township on Wednesday. The 16-year-old girl was driving in the 400 block of Middle Creek Road at 4 p.m. on Wednesday and her instructor, Connie Saylor, of Lititz, was in the front passenger seat, township police said. The girl stopped because a pit bull was standing at the side of the road, police said. The dog, along with another pit bull, then attacked the vehicle, causing $3,800 damage. David Tatum, 52, of Lititz, was watching the dogs for their owner and he was able to get them under control...
  • Pit Bull Attacks 89-Year-Old Man

    08/09/2010 12:45:14 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 8 replies
    Updated: 11:43 am EDT August 8, 2010 GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- An 89-year-old Hall County man is recovering from a pit bull attack, but his dog will not make it. Aaron Sewell said he saw some dogs while he was walking his own dog Friday. He thought they were on a leash when one came charging at him and his terrier. "I hit my head on the cement there and scratched my arm in several places" Sewell said. The pit bull belongs to a couple who lives across the street from Sewell. The attack left Sewell with bumps and bruises. His...
  • 2 pit bulls maul Minneapolis mail carrier

    07/29/2010 6:11:10 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 67 replies · 2+ views
    Minneapols Star and Sickle ^ | July 29, 2010 | Abby Simons
    Mail carrier Bryan Bloomquist survived a harrowing attack by two pit bulls, with help from neighbors and police who killed the dogs. The adversarial relationship between mail carriers and dogs is well-known. But as two pit bulls tore relentlessly into Bryan Bloomquist's arms and legs outside a north Minneapolis house Tuesday, the mail carrier didn't think about clichés. He thought about dying. "I had no fight left in me at that point," said Bloomquist, a 6-foot 3-inch, 300-pound Iraq war veteran said from his hospital bed Wednesday. "I thought it was over."
  • Girl maimed by pit bull coming to terms with appearance

    07/16/2010 11:29:18 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 33 replies
    CARLYN RAY MITCHELL The Gazette Six-year-old Meagan Garrow told her mom she didn’t want to see her face — severely damaged Monday when a pit bull attacked her — until she was 10. But the girl took a peek at that swollen, stitched face through gaps of towels her mom, Genevieve Riedel, had put over the bathroom mirror at Memorial Hospital. “I’m a monster, mommy,” Meagan said. “I look creepy.” Coming to terms with her face is one of several challenges Meagan faces in the coming weeks. Her life and appearance changed dramatically Monday afternoon when a neighbor’s pit bull...
  • San Bernardino County to require spaying or neutering of pit bulls

    06/30/2010 9:37:46 AM PDT · by Smogger · 42 replies · 1+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/25/2010 | Phil Willon
    After a rash of deadly pit bull attacks throughout the Inland Empire, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved a measure Tuesday requiring all pit bull owners to spay or neuter their animals or face fines. In the last five years, pit bull attacks have killed four people in the county, including a 2-year-old San Bernardino boy who was mauled in May by one of the family's two pit bulls — named Taliban — and a 3-year-old Apple Valley boy who died after a similar attack in January. "It's an imminent issue that we felt had to be addressed...
  • VICIOUS ANIMAL: MAHOGANY CIRCLE, June 11 (guess the dog?)

    06/13/2010 4:21:38 AM PDT · by mmanager · 4 replies · 334+ views
    The Gillette News Record ^ | 6/13,2010 | News Record
    A 5-year-old boy was mauled by a pitbull Thursday after climbing into a dog pen with the pitbull and its puppies. The boy had six cuts to his cheek and nose. The pitbull also ripped out two of his teeth and chipped a third tooth. The dog’s owner was ticketed for having a vicious animal, police Cpl. Eric Dearcorn said.
  • Chalmette Woman Severely Bitten by Pit Bull while Visiting Friend's Home

    06/05/2010 10:07:55 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 28 replies · 360+ views
    A 51-year-old Chalmette woman was severely bitten by a pit bull dog in the face, chest arm today, according to the St. Bernard Sheriff's Office. The victim, whose name wasn't released, was in serious but stable condition after the 4 p.m. attack by a family dog in the home of friend Dawn Hammers at the 300 block of West Virtue St., just west of Paris Road. She required surgery at University Hospital in New Orleans The owner of the dog accompanied her friend who was taken by ambulance to the hospital after being mauled. The woman had injuries to her...
  • Hawthorne Man Allegedly Hangs Pit Bull Man Accused Of Animal Cruelty, Pot Cultivation.

    05/26/2010 6:23:14 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 12 replies · 346+ views
    AP ^ | May 26, 2010 | ap
    Police said a man who allegedly kicked, beat and hanged his pit bull from a pole was booked for investigation of animal cruelty and cultivation of marijuana. Hawthorne police said 19-year-old Ricardo Salvador Plascenia was arrested Monday and the dog, named Mary Jane, was taken to the vet.
  • Four dogs kill three-year-old girl during family visit

    05/23/2010 8:00:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies · 822+ views
    Police are investigating a 44-year-old woman for negligent manslaughter after her four dogs killed her niece in a horrific attack ... The three-year-old girl had been taken by her grandmother to visit in Sachsenburg, when the Staffordshire bull terriers suddenly turned on her. Although the 70-year-old grandmother tried to pull the dogs off the girl, they bit the child so badly she died at the scene. An eight-week-old baby was killed in April by a Husky-Alsatian mixed-breed dog which pushed over the pram and bit the baby in the head during a garden party in Cottbus after the adults had...
  • Wis. Man Fined $177 After His Pit Bull Attacks Boy (and bites off boy's cheek)

    04/19/2010 10:39:49 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 26 replies · 453+ views
    SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) ― The owner of a pit bull that bit off part of a Sheboygan boy's cheek has been fined $177. Police records released Monday show that 52-year-old Thomas J. Schmitz was cited over the weekend for owner liability for a dog causing injury. A telephone listing for Schmitz was disconnected. Police say a 12-year-old girl was walking the dog on a leash Tuesday when it attacked the 8-year-old boy.
  • Pit Bull Attacks 6th Graders In Blackfoot (Warning: Graphic Photo)

    04/10/2010 7:18:34 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 24 replies · 1,284+ views
    By Genevieve Judge, Local News 8 Reporter BLACKFOOT - A man in Blackfoot is facing several charges after officers say his pit bull attacked a dozen people at the Blackfoot Sixth Grade School Thursday. 11 of the 12 were students, one was a teacher. Three of the students were sent to the hospital. Abel DeLuna, 28, is facing misdemeanor charges of harboring a vicious dog, dog rushing a person, failure to get a dog license and failure to get a rabies shot. Thursday was an unusual day for sixth grader Jaylinn Eddy. Her recess at the Blackfoot Sixth Grade School...
  • St. Paul police kill 2 pit bulls after attacks on people

    04/05/2010 4:11:50 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies · 319+ views ^ | 4/5/10 | John Funk
    St. Paul police shot and killed two pit bulls Sunday in the 200 block of Stinson Street after the dogs attacked two people. One of the victims suffered multiple bite wounds to the foot, according to police spokesman Sgt. Paul Schnell. Both victims were treated at Regions Hospital and released, Schnell said.
  • Alton officer kills pit bull that attacked him

    03/13/2010 5:17:22 AM PST · by mmanager · 25 replies · 755+ views
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 3/13/2010 | Kim Bell
    ALTON — The 60-pound pit bull named Scrappy who attacked an Alton police officer Thursday morning still had his jaws clamped down over the policeman's boot minutes after being shot four times by police. "After the dog was deceased, they had to pry his jaws off the boot," Alton police Capt. Scott Waldrup said Friday. The officer, Jonathan Lukowski, went back to work Thursday to finish his shift after getting 10 stitches in his thigh. Lukowski will be assigned to light duty, primarily answering phones, until he gets his stitches removed.
  • Olympic Gold Medalist Andre Ward Joins Fight For Man's Best Friend

    03/10/2010 9:36:25 PM PST · by Porterville · 152+ views
    Knock Out Dog Fighting ^ | October 2, 2009 | Bay Wolf Magazine
    San Jose, CA - October 2, 2009 -- Kris Crawford of For Pits' Sake, Inc. today announced that Olympic Gold Medalist and NABF & NABO Super Middleweight title holder Andre "Son of God" Ward is the latest professional fighter to join the award-winning Knock Out Dog Fighting program. Ward is speaking out against dog fighting with a new Knock Out Dog Fighting poster being released today. "I am pleased to be a part of the Knock Out Dog Fighting team. I love dogs and believe in treating them the way I would want to be treated. To fight and...
  • Man Charged With Stabbing Pit Bull Police Say Dog Bit Man After Being Prodded

    02/28/2010 6:17:31 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 5 replies · 305+ views
    Ketv ^ | February 28, 2010 | ketv
    Police said they arrested a Lincoln man on suspicion of felony animal abuse after his pit bull was stabbed in the head and neck. A woman told police her live-in boyfriend, Anthony Hollman, 48, was drinking and poking their pit bull. She said the dog got angry, biting Hollman in the leg.
  • 3 pit-bull attacks cause death, mayhem

    02/22/2010 12:51:33 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 42 replies · 9,498+ views
    3 pit-bull attacks cause death, mayhem By KITTY CAPARELLA & STEPHANIE FARR Philadelphia Daily News 215-854-5880 THE BLOODY paw prints were still in the snow, and a bunch of white gauze lay nearby. The pinkish snow was packed down where two pit bulls had attacked a 10-year-old boy - severely injuring his right arm and puncturing his neck, left arm and back with their teeth shortly after 11 a.m. yesterday. The child had been walking with two boys who had both dogs on leashes. The dogs - one brown and the other white with brown spots - began fighting...
  • Pit Bull Saves Child From House Fire (Another Loving Story)

    02/15/2010 9:39:28 PM PST · by Porterville · 18 replies · 537+ views
    A three-year-old pit bull named Marley is credited with saving a little girl in Alaska from a house fire in early December. By Animal News Center (ANC), 1/10/2004 by Sherry Morse A three-year-old pit bull named Marley is credited with saving a little girl in Alaska from a house fire in early December. Marley, a black and white dog who looks like Pete from the Little Rascals television show, grabbed the back of six-year-old Autumn Marley's jacket to drag her out of the burning house. Autumn alerted her mother who was cooking dinner that the entryway to the house was...
  • 3-legged dog wins 1st place in NYC shelter contest (Heart-warming Pitbull Story)

    02/15/2010 9:05:59 PM PST · by Porterville · 4 replies · 286+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2/13/2009 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK — A three-legged pitbull mix that played in a game of doggie baseball has won "Best in Show" at a talent competition held by one of New York City's largest animal shelters. Nine dogs competed in Friday's contest at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. But it was Prince who impressed the judging panel the most with his feat of catching three baseballs.
  • Cheyenne, Dakota and Tahoe and Other Positive Pitbull Stories (Positive Pitbull Press)

    02/12/2010 9:24:46 PM PST · by Porterville · 70 replies · 880+ views
    Save a Bull ^ | 5/19/2008 | not available
    Cheyenne, Dakota and TahoeOne of the top rated Search and Rescue (SAR) dogs is Dakota, an Am Pit Bull Terrier. Kris Crawford, who has two other pit bulls that are also certified Search and Rescue dogs, owns Dakota. Dakota is so good at what she does that NASA requested Kris and Dakota to assist in the recovery of the Astronauts, after the tragic 2003 shuttle disaster. Kris and Dakota were also involved in the Laci Peterson investigation. Kris and her team have been involved in many cases and have made national news on several occasions. Cheyenne, Dakota and Tahoe, in...
  • KOOL K-9 Popsicle An abused, dying pup becomes a drug-sniffing superdog

    02/12/2010 8:02:33 PM PST · by Porterville · 29 replies · 1,023+ views
    Pit Bulls on the Web ^ | April 26, 1999 | not available
    From People Weekly Magazine Edition April 26, 1999 The "Animal" chronicle, Page 117 "He's a little ball of fire" says U.S. Customs officer J.J. Trevino of Popsicle (Receiving a significant Seizure medal in March) During an arrest two years ago, Buffalo policeman Ron Clark, Jr. opened an abandoned freezer on a known drug dealer's back porch and found a bulging black garbage bag. "I poked my flashlight at it," he recalls, "and it started moving. My worst fear was that it was a baby." In fact, it was a puppy, a pit bull who would be known as Popsicle and...
  • Teen Fends Off Mountain Lion With Sword. Pit Bull Suffers Minor Injuries In Fairfield Mauling

    02/10/2010 6:50:20 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 51 replies · 1,658+ views ^ | February 10, 2010 |
    FAIRFIELD, Calif. --A Fairfield teen used a ninja sword to fend off a mountain lion after it attacked his dog Wednesday afternoon. Marquel Dawson, 19, was playing with the pit bull and German shepherd mix in a nature area near Fairview Place at about 1:30 p.m. when the mountain lion attacked.
  • Its not the bread

    12/04/2009 2:14:15 PM PST · by SoSab · 168 replies · 2,728+ views
    So many people have the ideas of the breed of dogs called "pittbulls". This bread had a very bad rap and who gives it to them is the people who poorly raise them and poeple who judge. I have been an american terrier owner all my life and they are the best dogs. They scored higher then little yap dogs and german sheapards are temparment test 82%. People need to stop being ignorate and just let them be. They get used for fighting and are torchered beyond belief. Look on Bad Rap web site and read the stories of this...
  • Police: Man kills puppy misbehaving before Steelers game

    11/23/2009 11:34:58 AM PST · by Willie Green · 59 replies · 2,085+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Monday, November 23, 2009 | Jim McKinnon
    A Bridgeville man told police he killed his girlfriend's puppy yesterday afternoon because the animal would not behave before the Steelers football game broadcast. William Woodson, 22, is being held on $25,000 bail in the Allegheny County Jail, pending a preliminary hearing on animal cruelty at 1 p.m. next Monday before District Judge Elaine McGraw in Bridgeville. The puppy, a 13-week-old pit bull named Flip, had been the focal point of recent arguments between Mr. Woodson and his girlfriend, Christine Gielarowski, 21, with whom Mr. Woodson lives on Jane Way. Ms. Gielarowski still may face charges after she gave police...
  • 9 Investigates: Pit Bulls Taken To Charlotte Shelter Costing Taxpayers

    11/13/2009 8:05:21 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 8 replies · 574+ views
    9 Investigates: Pit Bulls Taken To Charlotte Shelter Costing Taxpayers Posted: 3:50 pm EST November 13, 2009 Updated: 6:34 pm EST November 13, 2009 CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- About 2,500 pit bulls come through pit bull row at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control each year. Most never leave -- at least not alive. Eighty percent go to the euthanasia room. “Shelters are just inundated with pit bulls,” said spokeswoman Melissa Knicely. She said that poses a special challenge at Charlotte’s facility because pit bulls can't be adopted out. But most have to be kept at least 72 hours, which means they...
  • Berkeley Breathed's new book was inspired by one of Michael Vick's former pit bulls

    10/31/2009 1:53:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 907+ views
    Beloved cartoonist Berkeley Breathed had an unusual inspiration for his latest children's book, "Flawed Dogs." No it wasn't one of the Santa Barbaran's many rescued pit bulls, but it was one of Michael Vick's infamous dogs who was set to be put down. "The book happened because I came across both a picture and a quote at about the same time -- a picture of one of Michael Vick's fight dogs. It was set to be put down, but a shelter in Utah decided to take the dog and a few others at the same time and try to rehabilitate...
  • Weekly Poll: How should Pit Bull owners be punished if their dog attacks innocents?

    06/21/2009 9:21:50 PM PDT · by tenger · 22 replies · 2,801+ views
    A Weekly Poll ^ | June 22, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    How should Pit Bull owners be punished if their dog attacks innocents? A Weekly Poll
  • Dog-cloner denies she was Mormon sex kidnapper Joyce McKinney [Ecumenical]

    06/03/2009 4:07:18 PM PDT · by delacoert · 12 replies · 833+ views
    Times on Line ^ | August 7, 2008 | Leo Lewis and Ben Quinn
    The woman who had her pet dog cloned by South Korean scientists flatly denied early today that she was a bail abscondee accused of sexually assaulting and kidnapping a male Mormon missionary more than 30 years ago in Surrey. Rumours have been circulating about the true identity of Bernann McKinney, who this week appeared in Seoul with her five cloned pit bull puppies.
  • It’s time for pit bulls to get some positive press; they’re not all monsters

    06/01/2009 12:36:43 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 2,375+ views
    starexponent ^ | May 29, 2009 | Hope A. Smith
    I’m sick of it. I’m sick of all the negative pit bull press. And I’m sick of the irresponsible owners who are causing it. There is so much information that is never brought to light — were the dogs that recently attacked a Culpeper woman and her grandson purebred American Pit Bull Terriers? Were they mistreated? What were the other circumstances that surrounded the attack? A gentleman by the name of Michael O’Reilly wrote a letter to the editor in Sunday’s Star-Exponent in regard to breed-specific discrimination. Part of his letter read, “While I don’t own a gun, I agree...
  • Heroic Pit Bulls

    05/29/2009 6:04:32 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 39 replies · 2,147+ views ^ | April 20 09 | Jill Harness
    Pit bulls have a pretty crummy reputation these days. Between the myth of a pit bull’s “locking jaw” and the constant news stories depicting the dogs as ruthless-attackers of innocent children, it’s no wonder that many people have grown afraid of the breed. The fact is these dogs are no more evil than any other breed. Indeed, pit bulls usually score very high on dog temperament testing, they have a passing rate of 84% compared to the average dog score of 77%, and their sweet disposition around children has earned them the nickname of “nanny dog
  • Judge upholds Loudoun ban on pit bull adoptions

    05/28/2009 5:07:27 AM PDT · by CharlesWayneCT · 62 replies · 793+ views
    LEESBURG (Virginia) —A Loudoun County judge has upheld a policy prohibiting county-run animal shelters from offering pit bulls for public adoption. Circuit Judge Burke F. McCahill ruled Thursday that publicly funded shelters are not required to make all breeds available for adoption. ...