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  • Deputy Shoots Himself in Leg While Trying to Kill Family Dog

    04/19/2014 5:30:45 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies ^ | april 18, 2014 | dan cannon
    If there is one law enforcement trend that I absolutely cannot stand or abide it is the killing of family pets by law enforcement officers. Generally speaking these incidents are completely uncalled for and in most cases the animal represents no real harm to police officers. I understand that there are rare occurences when a dog might viciously attack an officer and true self defense may come into play, but I’m tired of hearing about animals that were killed because they “appear aggressive” or “barked aggressively”. In this case, a family dog was nearly shot by a Riverside County, CA...
  • Breeder involved in mating that produced killer Houma 'pit bull' denies wrongdoing

    04/09/2014 10:40:11 AM PDT · by BBell · 24 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | April 09, 2014 | Robert McClendon
    The breeder whose dog sired Niko, the 130-pound dog who killed a 4-year-old Houma girl in March, says his animal is being wrongly blamed. "I know everyone is blaming Kimbo, and I don't think it's right," said Gustavo Castro, a California man, in a conversation via Facebook messenger. Kimbo, famous in the world of XL American bully breeding, was Niko's father. After Niko's attack, several other owners of Kimbo's progeny said in online forums that their dogs were also unstable. One man, Zach Dank, said his Kimbo son attacked him, breaking his forearm and tearing through the muscle. He said...
  • Horrified Dog Owner Returns Home to Find Two Pit Bulls Killed Three of her Beloved Pets

    04/07/2014 8:27:42 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 156 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/8/2014 | By ASSOCIATED PRESS and ALEXANDRA KLAUSNER
    Two pit bulls broke through a fence in a Nevada community, entered a neighbor's home through a dog door and killed three dogs inside while the residents were away, animal control officers said. Jennifer, a resident of the home in the Reno suburb of Spanish Springs returned Friday to find Jill, a black lab, Gucci, a shih tzu, and Buddy a Pekingese dead inside inside the house on Reiger Springs Drive. The dogs were seized and their owner is facing a citation, said Barry Brode, director of Washoe County Animal Services. The pit bulls could be euthanized if a judge...
  • Pit bulls attack 3 before being shot [ San Diego ]

    04/02/2014 5:41:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | .April 1, 2014 | Pauline Repard
    Three rampaging pit bulls attacked three Bay Terraces residents and sent them scrambling for safety Tuesday morning before a San Diego police officer shot the dogs. ... A 78-year-old retired Navy chief was bitten first, when he went outside to get his newspaper. The animals then charged a woman and bit her ankle before she could scale a neighbor’s 4-foot fence. Then the dogs turned on 19-year-old Michael Ward, who stepped out of his Petal Drive house to find out why a woman was yelling. “She was trying to get away from three large pit bulls,” Ward said. “Then they...
  • Woman, 85, 'mauled to death by two large pitbulls inside her home after they broke down the door

    04/01/2014 6:38:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Apr 01, 2014 | James Nye
    Police in Texas have said they believe that an 85-year-old died about a savage attack by two pit-bulls inside her own home on Monday. Dorothy Hamilton was found by her son lying in the living room of her home in Kaufman along with two 'very large and aggressive' dogs. Authorities said that her son had been keeping the dogs in a bedroom in the house for several months and they appear to have broken through the door and attacked Hamilton. However, police have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death as neighbors revealed the dogs have a...
  • Pit bull mauls Texas woman and 2-year-old daughter: cops

    04/01/2014 11:07:08 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 36 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 10:21 AM | BY MICHAEL WALSH
    Chelsi Camp, 23, of League City, Tex., tried to protect her little girl from her boyfriend's pit bull before police arrived and shot the aggressive dog. The girl is still in critical condition
  • Fighting dog attacked baby girl in pram ( Sweden )

    03/30/2014 12:58:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    The Local ^ | 30 Mar 2014
    A 10-month-old baby girl was rushed to hospital after she was attacked and dragged out of her pram by an American staffordshire terrier in northern Sweden. The attack took place in Härnösand when the dog suddenly jumped into the child's pram and bit the infant. After managing to get a hold of the baby the dog then dragged the child down a hill before witnesses intervened.
  • 4-year-old La. girl killed by 'monster' family pit bull; mom hospitalized

    03/30/2014 9:37:17 AM PDT · by BBell · 98 replies ^ | March 26, 2014 | Deborah Hastings
    Little Mia Derouen, who would have turned 5 next week, died from face and head injuries after the family dog attacked her as she watched TV. Her mom dragged off the beast and barricaded herself and Mia in a bedroom while screaming for help. A little girl in Louisiana was killed by her family’s pit bull, despite her mother’s frantic efforts to drag away the dog. Mia Derouen, whose 5th birthday was next week, suffered severe facial, body and head injuries from Tuesday night’s horrendous attack and died at a nearby hospital, Houma Police Chief Todd Duplantis told WWL-TV.
  • Dog Cult Prays For Pit Bull That Mauled A Child

    03/23/2014 7:50:49 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 43 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 23, 2014 | JP
    “Save Mickey.” So pleads the Facebook page lamenting that the pit bull faces “the death penalty” just because he mauled four-year-old Kevin Vicente. The Phoenix, Arizona boy was hospitalized with a broken eye socket, check bone and lower jaw bone. “He still can’t open his eye,” said Dr. Salvatore Lettieri, chief of cosmetic surgery at Maricopa Medical Center. “Well need to fix the tear duct drainage system,” said the surgeon. “That is, if he makes tears.” Meanwhile, there are no tears shed for poor young Kevin on Mickey’s Facebook page, which announces that 50,000 people have signed a petition (on...
  • MI:Man Shoots Menacing Pit Bull

    03/20/2014 8:27:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Dogs are a common and serious threat.   In Michigan, the man faced a neighbor's pit bull.  From The dog apparently charged at the man and each time he tried to retreat, it would lunge at him. The man told police he fired three “warning shots” into the air to try to scare the animal off and when that didn’t work, he fired a single shot striking the dog on its left side. I had a similar situation happen a decade ago, with two large and loose dogs.  Dogs will usually back down.  I was alarmed enough to draw...
  • Pueblo Woman Attacked By Dogs After Getting Off Bus ( Pit Bulls : Colorado )

    03/20/2014 7:49:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    KKTV ^ | Mar 20, 2014
    A 20-year-old woman was taken to the hospital Tuesday night after she was attacked by two dogs. Juliann Hernandez says she was getting off the bus from a day of classes at a community college in Pueblo. She says she was attacked near 8th and Utica Avenue in Pueblo, completely unprovoked. ... Her dad says once they saw what was happening, the family came out of their home to help. "One of them got a hold of her, clamped her then my wife and another daughter came out here, tried to scare them off, wouldn't go ... The Humane...
  • Campaign to save dog in Arizona mauling (Dogs of Peace-Facebook pro pitbull fans support dog)

    03/17/2014 1:47:38 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 48 replies ^ | March 16, 2014 | Terry Tang
    PHOENIX (AP) — A dog that mauled a 4-year-old Phoenix boy has received thousands of pleas for mercy through a Facebook campaign ahead of a court hearing to decide his fate. A municipal court judge could rule at a March 25 hearing on whether Mickey, a pit bull that bit Kevin Vicente in the face, should be euthanized. Kevin received injuries that will require, according to doctors, months and possibly years of reconstructive surgeries. Since the Feb. 20 attack, Mickey has become the object of a Facebook page that has gotten more than 40,000 likes and an online petition to...

    03/14/2014 12:46:26 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 45 replies
    Vanity ^ | March 14, 2014 | Dick Bachert
    Briefly, here's the story from the owner's neighbor. A Walton County Sheriff's deputy shot my friends dog last night while the dog was in his own yard. The officer said he shot him because "he had that look". This was one of the sweetest dogs ever...a big clumsy pup that would lick your face off. Yes he was a blue nose pit bull but he was a PUPPY who loves to play and chew stuff up! The dog actually belonged to Taylor, a 5 year old little COMPLETELY broken hearted, not to mention confused because a policeman, someone she...
  • Woman seriously injured after being attacked by pit bulls while jogging

    03/06/2014 6:35:19 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    KTRK ^ | March 05, 2014 | Jessica Willey
    HOUSTON - A woman is in in the hospital with very serious injuries after being viciously attacked by two dogs in southeast Houston. The victim, Monica Garza, is at Memorial Hermann Hospital Southeast. Her brother says she is stable and responding well to treatment and alive because of what he says is one man's selfless act. Charles Jordan has some injuries to show for his heroics. But they are nothing compared to what Garza endured. "They told us, 'I think she has 56 bites,'" ... One had her by the arm and the other had her by the leg and...
  • Authorities ID teen killed in north NJ dog attack

    03/02/2014 11:19:00 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    AP via ^ | 03/02/2014 | staff
    Authorities have identified the 13-year-old boy who was killed when a 115-pound bull mastiff dog attacked him and another youth in northern New Jersey. Paterson police say city resident Kenneth Santilla and another 13-year-old boy were walking along a street when the attack occurred Friday afternoon.
  • Three-Year-Old Killed By Family Pit Bull

    02/25/2014 9:56:43 PM PST · by Arthurio · 26 replies
    Police in High Point say a 3-year-old child has been killed in the home by the family's pet pit bull terrier. Authorities say High Point police officers were called Monday afternoon about a child bitten by a pit bull terrier. A family member rushed the child to High Point Regional Hospital.
  • 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...
  • 6-year-old boy hospitalized after dog attack (Pit Bull Alert)

    02/14/2014 5:18:16 PM PST · by Arthurio · 22 replies
    SALT LAKE CITY — A 6-year-old boy has been hospitalized after an attack by a neighbor's pit bull. April Hancock said she was watching out a window Wednesday evening as her son, Wyatt Abraham, was playing soccer in a neighbor's yard and the dog snapped its chain. The dog's owner wrestled the animal off, but released it as Wyatt began to run away, and the dog attacked again, Hancock said. Wyatt was severely bitten on his face, requiring hours of reconstructive surgery, and another surgery is scheduled for deep puncture wounds to his arm. Read more at
  • Father Accused Of Killing His Baby, Feeding Her To A Pit Bull

    02/11/2014 8:54:43 AM PST · by Arthurio · 26 replies
    inquisitr ^ | 2-10-14
    A Brooklyn father is accused of killing his one-year-old daughter, dismembering her, and feeding her to the family’s pit bull. Serenity Brown vanished in 2006. However, her mother did not report her missing until 2011. Three years later, authorities are still trying to determine exactly what happened to the little girl. Although the incident allegedly happened in 2006, Serenity’s mother, Paula Johnson, failed to report the crime for five years. In 2011, Social workers visited the family’s home as Johnson’s 12-year-old son has been skipping school. The workers became concerned as Serenity was listed as a resident but was not...
  • 7 Dog Breeds that Don't Deserve Their Stereotypes

    01/10/2014 12:51:52 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 152 replies
    Yahoo! Shine ^ | 1/10/14 | Carol Bryant
    Have you ever been out in public, minding your own business, simply walking your dog, and people start moving to the other side of the street in fear? There are many dog breeds that don't deserve the bad rap society places upon them. Perhaps your dog is one of the breeds or mixed mutts that get a bad rap. Dogs of certain breeds are not born dangerous by default. This, coupled with breed legislation, media focus on particular breeds, and the sensationalizing of certain incidents of attack have lead to an overall generalizing that ultimately hurts a dog, and may...
  • Woman Attacked By Pit Bull During Seizure (Dogs of Peace)

    01/09/2014 11:24:49 AM PST · by ransomnote · 15 replies ^ | January 8, 2014 | Jon David Kahn
    BAKERSFIELD, Ca. - Kern Animal Control, Kern County Fire and Kern County Sheriff's Department officials responded Wednesday morning to a home in northwest Bakersfield after 911 received a call about a woman being attacked by a pit bull. Ryan Dunbier, Senior Deputy with the KCSO, said two women, ages 21 and 22, were at home when one of the women began having a seizure. The dog is owned by one of the women and her boyfriend. He told 23ABC that his significant other was attempting to help the woman having a seizure when the dog attacked, thinking the two were...
  • Woman killed in violent pit bull mauling, two others injured

    01/05/2014 12:44:26 PM PST · by eastforker · 57 replies
    click2Houston ^ | 1/5/14 | Ryan Jones
    A pack of pit bulls attacked and killed one woman and injured two other people in southeast Houston, according to HPD. Police said the group was near the intersection of Leonora and Glen Prairie when three pit bulls attacked them at around 2 a.m. on Sunday
  • 'Like a chainsaw going wild': Tucson man recounts vicious pit bull attack (Tuscon, Dogs of Peace)

    01/03/2014 5:45:29 PM PST · by ransomnote · 34 replies ^ | Dec. 20, 2013 | Marcelino Benito
    TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Blood dripped down the cabinets. "They were within a minute of killing me," said John Bakker. But the bloodshed was not caused by people. "It was like trying to grab a chainsaw that was going wild,"said Bakker. This was caused by pit bulls. Two to be exact, that viciously ripped into Bakker, as he took out his recycling Thursday afternoon. His next door neighbor had left his back gate open. Two pit bulls were out of control. "I could see this arm right here was all torn up," said Bakker. "The flap of skull was down where...
  • Preventable Husbandry Factors Co-occur in Most Dog Bite-Related Fatalities(title shortened)

    12/19/2013 11:57:47 AM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 27 replies
    A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY USING A NEW APPROACH In December, 2013, The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) published the most comprehensive multifactorial study of dog bite-related fatalities (DBRFs) to be completed since the subject was first studied in the 1970’s.[1] It is based on investigative techniques not previously employed in dog bite or DBRF studies and identified a significant co-occurrence of multiple potentially preventable factors. Experts have for decades recommended a range of ownership and husbandry practices to reduce the number of dog bite injuries.[2] This new JAVMA paper confirms the multifaceted approach to dog bite prevention recommended...
  • Officer shoots and kills attacking pit bull

    12/18/2013 9:17:09 PM PST · by South40 · 71 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | DEC. 18, 2013 | Debbi Baker and Lyndsay Winkley
    SAN DIEGO — A San Diego police detective shot and killed a pit bull Wednesday in Mount Hope after the canine bit him and an FBI agent. The officers were doing a probation compliance check at a home on 40th Street near F Street about 9 a.m. when the dog got loose, San Diego police Lt. Eric Hays said. A woman at the home had put the animal and another dog into a room, Hays said. When she went to move the animals to another location the pit bull ran outside and charged the officers who were standing in a...
  • Woman attacked, killed by pit bull ( New Mexico )

    12/16/2013 8:26:12 AM PST · by george76 · 70 replies
    KOB ^ | 12/13/2013 | Steve Mieczkowski
    A Valencia County woman was killed by a pit bull on Friday afternoon. The incident occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. at the woman's home off Crawford Road in Jarales, just south of Belen. According to the Valencia County Sheriff's Department, the woman's son came home and found his mother dead from the attack. He killed the dog immediately following the attack.
  • Pit bull mauls owner to death

    12/14/2013 5:38:30 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 72 replies
    KRQE.COM ^ | 13 DECEMBER 2013 | KRQE.COM
    JARALES, N.M. (KRQE) - A pit bull attacked and killed the woman who owned it at her home in Jarales Friday afternoon. The Valencia County Sheriff's Office reports the 41-year-old woman had 12 dogs and was in a pen breaking ice in a water dish. Something set the pit bull off, and it mauled her. When the woman's son came home and found her body, he shot and killed thedog.
  • Leeds dog attack: Man released on bail(Dogs kill pregnant woman)

    12/12/2013 6:19:38 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 25 replies
    Yorkshire Evening Post ^ | 12 December 2013 | Sam Casey
    A man who was arrested under the Dangerous Dogs Act after a pregnant mother was mauled to death in Leeds has been released on bail. The 33-year-old was arrested yesterday morning after 27-year-old Emma Bennett’s death on Tuesday. Miss Bennett, a mother of four, suffered fatal injuries in an attack by at least one of a pair of dogs - thought to be American pit bulls - at her home on Dawlish Avenue, East End Park, on Monday afternoon. A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “The man, who was arrested yesterday following the death of 27-year-old Emma Bennett, was released...
  • 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...
  • Pit Bulls: 2 Attacks on Same Day in Lafayette, IN, Do Not Surprise Dog-Bite Expert

    12/02/2013 5:52:28 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | December 02, 2013 | Denise A Justin
    A Pit Bull, dubbed Chewy, who attacked a 52-year-old man on November 12, is still at large in Lafayette, Indiana, according to Lt. Scott McCoy of the Lafayette Police Department. Authorities are perplexed by their inability to locate the dog because of the seriousness of the attack and, now, also because they have learned that this was the second attack by a loose Pit Bull that same day. ... Beck confirmed one of the most alarming aspects that emerged from Trembath’s experience-- which was the unexpected nature of the attack. “He was super friendly and acted like a puppy,” Trembath...
  • Blood-thirsty pit bull bites off five-year-old boy's GENITALS in vicious attack

    11/28/2013 12:11:14 AM PST · by Arthurio · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/25/13
    A five-year-old boy’s penis was severed in a vicious attack from a blood-thirsty pit bull. The young boy was visiting relatives two weeks ago in Yonkers, New York, when the attack happened in an apartment where dogs over 25 pounds are banned. The dog has since been euthanized and the adults involved issued citations, according to the Rockland Journal News. The boy is still in the hospital. The victim was visiting his teen aunt when he tried to climb in bed with her and the pit bull, that’s when tragedy struck. The six-year-old mongrel attacked the innocent boy – ‘suffering...
  • Dog tied up and thrown in Swatara Creek (rescued -- article and video)

    11/23/2013 8:04:02 PM PST · by Innovative · 29 replies
    ABC news ^ | Nov 23, 2013 | Dan Carrigan
    Nearly two weeks ago, O'Donell—a crane operator from Mifflintown—was working on the Vine Street Bridge which spans the Swatara Creek outside of Middletown. That's when he and some coworkers noticed a helpless dog in its cold waters. O'Donell rushed to help. The dog, a two-year-old pit bull named Lady, was shivering and shaking. O'Donell said her legs were tied, causing deep cuts. He later found out her hip was dislocated. He has been taking care of Lady, who is due for hip surgery on Monday. He is also in the process of formally adopting her. "She'll be fine, she'll be...
  • Dog Owners: Responsibilities after your dog attacks

    11/23/2013 6:43:02 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 54 replies
    KATV ^ | 22 NOV 13 | By Marine Glisovic
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV)--After recent dog attacks and even some that resulted in deaths, Channel 7 explains what liabilities dog owners face after their dog attacks. Attorney Gary Green said a common misconception is the "one-bite" rule. Many still believe that if their dog bites for the first time, they're not liable. However, Green said in this day in age, where attacks are becoming too common, that rule is like an old wives tale. In the last year, we have reported at least six dog attacks, the most recent; an attack on Thursday in Hot Springs Village, resulting in the death...
  • Pit bull likely ate owner's hands

    11/14/2013 2:52:59 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 114 replies
    sfgate ^ | November 14, 2013 | Frank Juliano and Wes Duplantier
    Two days after a dog bit off a woman's hand and her other arm, sources said her hands were likely eaten. And police said they had been to her home in the past for problems with the same dog. Wilton's animal control officer had been called to the home of 65-year-old Anne Murray twice, both times on complaints that the pit bull had roamed off the property, police Lt. Don Wakeman said Wednesday. Police have also come to Murray's home several times to arrest her 26-year-old son, Ian, according to state court records. Ian Murray was given a five-year suspended...
  • Baltimore Woman Mauled To Death By Her Pit Bull Was Previously Attacked

    11/06/2013 10:20:10 PM PST · by Arthurio · 75 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/4
    BALTIMORE (WJZ)—It’s a horrific story of man’s best friend becoming a woman’s worst nightmare. A Northeast Baltimore woman was attacked and killed by her own dog. Rochelle Ritchie reports the pit bull had attacked before but was back in the owner’s custody. Advocates say the attack should not have happened. The woman had a huge gash on her face from a previous attack from her dog. Terry Douglass, 56, is the latest victim in Baltimore City to be killed by a pit bull, a dog she’s raised since it was a puppy.
  • UPDATE: Family Demands Answers From Police In Dog Shooting

    10/28/2013 5:20:22 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 55 replies ^ | Oct 25, 2013/Updated: Oct 28, 2013 | Greg Gullberg
    SAVANNAH, GA - A Savannah family is demanding answers from police as to why they shot their beloved dog. New: (photo) Police detail in a report that six rounds were fired at the dog. Officers claim the animal charged at children and officers. The pit bull got out of their house Thursday morning on East 71st Street off of DeRenne Avenue. But police and the family disagree on what happened next. The family says Ziggy was a kind soul to kids and small animals. But police tell a very different story. They say the 100 pound animal was on a...
  • Dogs attack woman, who is flown to hospital

    10/25/2013 4:05:09 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 7 replies
    WSB Radio ^ | 10/25/13 | ap
    STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. — Authorities say a woman was in stable condition after two dogs attacked her in Henry County. Henry County police Sgt. Joey Smith said the woman was bitten as she walked her own dog in the Windsong Plantation subdivision in Stockbridge Thursday afternoon. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports ( that she was flown to Atlanta Medical Center, where she underwent emergency surgery Thursday afternoon. Her name wasn't released. Police said the victim's poodle was also attacked and taken to a local veterinarian for treatment. Smith said both dogs involved were killed and rabies testing will be done on both...
  • Pit bull found with ears severed under 69th Street Bridge; Upper Darby police investigating

    10/18/2013 5:31:47 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 42 replies
    Times Herald News (Norristown, PA) ^ | 10/11/2013 | DANIELLE LYNCH
    A few days ago a pit bull puppy was on the verge of death. His ears had been cut off, and then he was abandoned under a bridge at 69th Street in Upper Darby. Luckily, a woman found him on Wednesday and immediately contacted Melvin “Buzz” Miller at the Montgomery County-based PACT for Animals organization. Miller advised the woman to take the puppy to Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital, located in Ridley Township. “He was bleeding profusely from his ears,” said Dr. Kelly Slattery, a veterinarian at Stoney Creek. Slattery said it appears someone tried to crop the puppy’s ears with...
  • Police: Jogger confronted by pit bull chokes man with dog's leash

    10/11/2013 5:18:42 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 43 replies
    Komo News ^ | Oct 10, 2013 | Michael Harthorne
    SEATTLE -- A jogger was so angry at being confronted by an escaped pit bull that he choked its (sort-of) owner with the dog's own leash Sunday night in Queen Anne, according to the Seattle Police Department. According to police report for the incident, the jogger was in the 1600 block of 10th Avenue West around 8:50 p.m. when a pit bull ran in front of him and started to growl. The jogger yelled at the dog, and it ran behind a bush. The jogger later told officers he yelled, "Who owns this dog? Come and get him" before seeing...
  • Carver principal talks about fighting off dogs in student attack

    10/09/2013 6:27:23 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 18 replies
    WSB RADIO ^ | 10/8/2013 | Tom Jones
    ATLANTA, Ga. — A principal at the school where a student was attacked by two stray dogs described the desperate measures he took to get the animals off the boy. Jason Stamper, the principal of technology at the New Schools at Carver in southeast Atlanta says it's his job to protect students and that's what he did. Stamper described to Channel 2's Tom Jones how he jumped in his car and tried to use it to scare the dogs after hearing from students that animals were attacking someone near the campus baseball field Monday afternoon. "Didn't work and actually I...
  • During Pit Bull Awareness Month, Advocates Spread Positive News About Breed

    10/05/2013 11:47:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Friday, Oct 4, 2013 | Christina Hernandez
    1 in 10 dogs that the Humane Society of Broward County takes in is a pit bull or pit bull mix, Cherie Wachter saysTaking in thousands of animals each year, the Humane Society of Broward County sees a recurring theme when it comes to dogs. Pit bulls, or pit bull mixes, are brought in the most. "I would say one in every 10 dogs is a pit bull or a pit bull mix," Cherie Wachter with the Humane Society of Broward County said. The dogs are given up for many reasons, including because the breed is not allowed to live...
  • Pit bull fatally mauls 5-year-old

    09/29/2013 3:23:21 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 72 replies
    AP ^ | 9-29
    BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a pit bull has mauled a 5-year-old boy to death in Baker City. District Attorney Matt Shirtcliff tells the Baker City Herald the attack happened Friday morning and remains under investigation. The boy was at a friend’s home when the dog attacked.
  • 2 Arrested After Boy, 2, Mauled To Death In Colton Dog Attack

    09/24/2013 12:58:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies ^ | September 24, 2013 11:40 AM
    COLTON ( — Two people were arrested Tuesday after a 2-year-old boy was killed in a dog attack in San Bernardino County. Samuel Eli Zamudio’s paternal grandmother and 22-year-old uncle were arrested early Tuesday morning. Police were called to a house in the 700 block of West Citrus Street around 5:30 p.m. Monday after Zamudio’s godmother Erica Vega and his grandmother reportedly found him naked and bloody in the backyard. “I still think it’s a dream, I want to wake up,” Vega said. “His face wasn’t him, he was all eaten out.” Zamudio, of Rialto, was in the care of...
  • PD: Child killed, babysitter injured in Gilbert dog attack ( AZ )

    09/23/2013 11:25:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 62 replies
    CBS 5 ^ | Sep 23, 2013 | Phil Benson
    A 2 1/2-year-old boy was killed and a babysitter was injured when they were caught in the middle of a dog attack Sunday morning, Gilbert police said. ... The boy died at the hospital. The caregiver, identified by Gilbert police as Lara Czerniski, suffered lacerations to her legs and feet. "Three of her dogs that she owns got into some type of a fight between the dogs. .. The 28-year-old babysitter was watching five children when the attack happened
  • Two Pit Bulls Attack Riverside [California] Woman Out Walking Her Dog

    08/12/2013 5:19:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 109 replies ^ | August 12, 2013 2:18 PM
    RIVERSIDE ( — A Riverside woman was in serious condition after two pit bulls attacked her Monday. The attack was reported around 10:50 a.m. while the victim was walking her dog along a sidewalk in the 4000 block of 6th Street in downtown Riverside, according to Riverside County Department of Animal Services. The dogs reportedly leaped a fence and attacked her, leaving her with bite marks on the right side of her face and also had a gaping wound on her right arm. A relative to the pit bull owner rushed from the property to pull the older and bigger...
  • Went to the mail box and was aggressed by new neighbors Pit Bull (Freeper opinions requested)

    08/07/2013 6:37:18 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 469 replies
    I retired 10 years ago to take of elderly parents. Dad died peacefully last year and Mom is still kicking.After spending the afternoon in the eye doc's office with Mom, came home and, after settling her down, went for the mail.New neighbor has a Pit-Bull and today this dog was loose. As I went to the mail box, the dog ran over to the middle of the street (perhaps 15 feet away) and bared his teeth. His owners were in the yard but did not call the dog. At the same time a UPS truck stop in front of their...
  • 2 boys killed after python escapes store in Canada

    08/06/2013 7:09:05 AM PDT · by arthurus · 72 replies
    AP via Drudge ^ | Aug 6, 2013 | Rob Gillies
    Autopsies will be performed Tuesday on two young boys who were strangled in their sleep by a python that escaped from a pet store in Canada and slithered through a ventilation system into an upstairs apartment.
  • Pit Bull owner believes dog was shot because of its breed

    07/30/2013 1:47:20 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 32 replies
    BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - A Bay St. Louis pet owner believes a neighbor shot her dog out of irrational fear, simply because it's a Pit Bull. But the neighbor told police the animal charged him, and he feared for his family's safety. Four-year-old Matty is the Pit Bull that was shot. She's recovering at home right now. Matty's owner, Yolanda Christophe, said the trouble started after she got home from work Saturday evening. "Usually, I let the dogs off the leash to go use the bathroom as soon as I get home," Christophe recalled. "Maybe five minutes after...
  • Dogs break into Douglas County home, kill two cats and chase woman

    07/22/2013 5:50:46 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 28 replies
    wsb radio ^ | 7/20/2013 | Bryan Cronan
    A Douglas County family was dealing with the violent deaths of their two cats Saturday after two dogs broke into their home, killed their two pets and tried to attack the wife.The dogs came from a neighboring house Saturday morning and broke through a second story screen door of Patrick Vermilya’s home. Once inside, they killed one cat sitting on the screen porch, then went further into the home and killed a cat inside, according to Vermilya, who was not at home at the time.Patty McMahon, Vermilya’s wife, came inside the house and saw the cats lying in pools...
  • Pit bull killed as shots fired in assault call (OH)

    07/19/2013 7:53:38 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 20 replies ^ | Friday, July 19, 2013 | Breaking News Staff
    ENGLEWOOD — A pit bull was killed when a police officer was forced to fire his gun in defense this morning. The officer was responding to an assault at 1026 Merrywood Drive around 5:30 a.m. after a woman called in reference to an altercation with a man at his home, Englewood Sgt. Mike Lang said. The woman does not live at the house, Lang said. She reportedly left but forgot to retrieve her vehicle’s keys, and the man, identified as 30-year-old Daryn Evans, would not return them, Lang said. Officers attempted to make contact with Evans in an effort to...