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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...