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  • Clifton Police Detective Accidentally Shot In Bloomfield Pit Bull Incident

    07/24/2014 12:21:48 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 20 replies
    Baristanet ^ | 07/22/2014 | Staff
    A Clifton Police detective accidentally shot himself after a pit-bull charged at him in the Township of Bloomfield. Yesterday, at 3:40 p.m. two Clifton Police detectives were investigating an incident that occurred in Clifton and led them to the 100 block of Harrison Street in Bloomfield. As the detectives knocked on the door of the location an occupant open the door of the house when a pit-bill ran out of the house and charged at the detectives . One of the detectives (a 16 year veteran of the Clifton P.D.) fired one shot from his service weapon striking his hand...
  • WI: Bats Fail: 70-Year-Old Uses Revolver to stop Pit Bull Attack

    07/24/2014 4:30:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 71 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Dennis Williams, above, did not hesitate to intervene to save a man being attacked by three pit bulls.  The event was reported on July 21, 2014, in Washington County, Wisconsin. Mr Williams is in his 70s.  He heard screams for help outside his house and saw a man on the ground being viciously attacked by three Pit Bulls.   He grabbed two baseball bats from his garage, and started hitting the animals with the bats.  It wasn't enough.   He retrieved a pistol, and started back toward the scene.   The animals started advancing on him.  He shot and killed one dog...
  • Cops: 'Vicious' pit bull attacks owner, kin in Town of Wallkill

    07/23/2014 7:17:37 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 34 replies
    Copyright © 2014 Local Media Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. ^ | Published: 2:00 AM - 07/23/14 | By Richard J. Bayne
    <p>TOWN OF WALLKILL — Darren Gardner said it happened suddenly late Sunday afternoon: He heard a yelp and saw his 3-year-old pit bull, Supreme, with his mouth around his granddaughter's face.</p> <p>Gardner said he managed to get the dog off the girl; he ordered the animal onto the floor, but, he said, the dog had "snapped," and what followed was a series of vicious attacks that left Gardner with wounds to both forearms and his left leg as he put himself between the dog and his wife and granddaughter, then lured the dog out into a hallway.</p>
  • Florida boy, 4, mauled to death by pit bulls, officials say

    07/20/2014 7:53:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 42 replies
    TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A 4-year-old Florida boy was mauled to death by two pit bulls at his uncle's home, said authorities on Sunday, who suggested the child may have let the dogs out of their cage to play with them.
  • Deaf Boy Saved by Heroic Pitbull After House Catches Fire

    07/19/2014 12:42:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Friday 18 Jul 2014
    A pitbull has been hailed a hero after he licked the face of a sleeping deaf boy to tell him the house was on fire. Nick Lamb, 13, was home alone when the fire broke out at the family home in Indianapolis at about 1pm on Wednesday – but he was not wearing his hearing aids. Pitbull Ace went to Nick’s room and licked his face constantly until the boy woke up and realised the house was filled with smoke. ‘My dog licked my face and woke me up. I was like, “Stop it! What? You want to be fed?”,’...
  • Pit bull saves deaf boy from fire at Indianapolis home

    07/17/2014 1:53:54 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 24 replies
    WHAS11.com ^ | July 17, 2014 | by Justin L. Mack
    (INDAYSTAR) -- A 2-year-old male pit bull named Ace was being hailed as a hero Wednesday afternoon, after waking his deaf owner during a devastating house fire on the Southeastside. At 1:11 p.m., Indianapolis firefighters were called to fight a fire at a home in the 6400 block of Perry Pines Court, officials said. Upon their arrival, flames were shooting from the garage. Officials said Nick Lamb, 13, who is deaf, was sleeping in the house at the time. Ace was able to alert Nick and awaken him by licking his face. "He was thankful that Ace entered his room...
  • Pit bull owner arrested after dog attacks child in Commerce City [Colorado]

    07/15/2014 11:04:58 AM PDT · by catnipman · 14 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 7/14/14 | knicholson@denverpost.com
    The owner of a pit bull has been arrested after her dog attacked a toddler in Commerce City. ...
  • 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
  • 4-Year-Old Boy Recovering From Pit Bull Attack

    07/08/2014 5:27:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | July 8, 2014 3:49 PM
    FONTANA (CBSLA.com) — A 4-year-old boy is recovering Tuesday after being mauled by his family pit bull Monday afternoon, officials said. According to Fontana Police, around 3:30 p.m. Monday, officers were sent to the 7600 block of Honeysuckle Street for reports of shots fired, and a dog had been shot after attacking a child. Around the same time, police reported two off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officers who live in the area responded to the home to assist the mother. One officer shot and killed the dog as it was biting the child’s head and face, police said. Fontana officers...
  • Arlington Police Officer's Response to Pit Bull Call Goes Viral

    06/29/2014 12:09:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Friday, Jun 27, 2014 | Tim Ciesco
    An Arlington Police officer’s act of kindness towards a pit bull is going viral. Sergeant Gary Carter went out on a call from some people worried about a vicious dog, but when he arrived, he realized it was the dog that needed help. Arlington Police Sergeant Gary Carter has always been a big fan of dogs – which is why he now has a lot of fans himself. “I’m still kind of speechless on how this has turned out,” said Carter. “I never expected this at all.” On Thursday, he and another officer went out to the 400 block of...
  • Case closed: KFC confirms employee did NOT kick out 3-year-old pit bull attack victim ...

    06/25/2014 5:17:32 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 50 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 25, 2014 | Sara Goldstein
    Hours after a Mississippi family reassured the public Tuesday that their story of a little 3-year-old disfigured girl getting kicked out of a Jackson KFC was true, the fast food giant confirmed that two different investigations proved it was a hoax.... But KFC, who pledged $30,000 to the girl’s family for her care, easily debunked the tall tale, finding, for example, that Mullins and little Victoria never set foot in a Jackson KFC on May 15, much less were kicked out. One investigation was carried out by KFC, while a third party did a more thorough review. “Neither revealed any...
  • ‘But, My Pit Bull Would Never Attack’ May Be Wishful Thinking

    06/24/2014 10:17:25 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 154 replies
    boston.com ^ | June 24, 2014 | Megan Turchi
    Pit bulls make up 6 percent of the dog population in Canada and the US, but they are responsible for 68 percent of dog attacks and 52 percent of dog-related deaths from 1982 to 2009, TIME Magazine reported. So, how does Boston stack up? According to data provided to Boston.com from Mayor Marty Walsh’s press office, there were a total of 661 dog bites in the city of Boston between January 2012 and June 2014, which included bites against animal, human and unknown victims. Pit bulls make up a little over 3 percent of the entire dog population of Boston....
  • KFC Donating $30,000 for Scarred Girl's Medical Bills after Discrimination Allegation (Pit Bull)

    06/16/2014 1:08:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    WHLT ^ | Jun 16, 2014 | Candice Cole
    KFC Corp. says it's investigating allegations that an employee in Jackson, Mississippi, asked a 3-year-old to leave a restaurant because her facial injuries frightened other patrons. A spokesman says KFC is also giving $30,000 toward her medical bills. The allegation was made Thursday on "Victoria's Victories," a Facebook page following Victoria Wilcher's recovery from a pit bull attack in April. Photos show her facial scars and cartoon-decorated eye patch.
  • 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
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | 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...
  • Boy mauled by pit bulls talks about his attack ( NM )

    06/12/2014 6:23:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 06/12/2014 | Lauren Hansard
    three pit bulls escaped from a Roswell shelter and viciously attacked a 9-year-old boy. He was rushed to the hospital, but is now at home recovering. He talked to KOB Eyewitness News 4 about his frightening experience. “Really rough I could barely sleep last night," said 9-year-old Colby Prince. Three pit bulls escaped from a rescue shelter and went right for Colby as he was in his backyard watering his horses. “So, they started jogging toward me, I told them no they stopped for a little bit then they started coming at me again and started jumping on me I...
  • Woman Stabs to Death Two Attacking Pit Bulls

    05/25/2014 1:16:57 PM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 51 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | May 25, 2014 | Jason Kandel and Tony Shin
    A woman used a filet knife to kill two pit bulls that got out of a yard while she was walking her dogs in a Southern California desert city. Debbie Duran and a friend were walking her three German shepherds on Wednesday in Apple Valley when she said a pit bull charged them and began attacking her friend and her dog, Jodie. Another pit bull ran up seconds later. "They had one thing in mind and that was to possibly kill me, to definitely kill my dogs," Duran said, adding that she carries the knife for protection. But Kathy Suggs,...
  • Woman Stabs to Death Two Attacking Pit Bulls

    05/25/2014 9:35:30 AM PDT · by BBell · 49 replies
    http://www.nbcnews.com ^ | 5/25/14 | Jason Kandel and Tony Shin
    A woman used a filet knife to kill two pit bulls that got out of a yard while she was walking her dogs in a Southern California desert city. Debbie Duran and a friend were walking her three German shepherds on Wednesday in Apple Valley when she said a pit bull charged them and began attacking her friend and her dog, Jodie. Another pit bull ran up seconds later."They had one thing in mind and that was to possibly kill me, to definitely kill my dogs," Duran said, adding that she carries the knife for protection. But Kathy Suggs, the...
  • AMAZING VIDEO: Cat saves boy from dog attack in Southwest Bakersfield

    05/14/2014 9:49:30 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 117 replies
    KERO ^ | 05/14/2014 | Derek VandeWeg, Anne Stegen
    A cat came to her best friend's rescue Tuesday when the young boy was attacked in his driveway in Southwest Bakersfield. The surveillance video shows the boy playing on his bicycle when a dog sneaks up behind him and grabs his leg. The family's cat, named Tara, rushes the attacking dog and chased it away. The boy's mother, Eric Triantafilo, told 23ABC the boy needed a few stitches, but he is doing fine this morning.
  • Delaware boy, 4, killed by pit bulls

    05/09/2014 4:19:13 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies
    Daily Times (Delaware County PA ^ | 05/01/2014 | Cindy Scharr
    A 4-year old boy was mauled to death by pit bulls Wednesday afternoon while playing outside in a friend’s yard. The victim, who was not immediately identified, was with his 24-year-old mother visiting a friend on Edwardsville Road at about 4 p.m. when the attack occurred. According to Delaware State police, the boy’s mother, who is several months pregnant, was inside of the house while the 4-year-old played in the yard near her friends three pit bulls. According to state police, the boy had been around the dogs several times in the past.
  • Hash oil operation discovered when investigating report of man being bitten on penis by pit bull

    05/06/2014 8:24:40 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 77 replies
    KRDO ^ | 5/6/2014 | Chris Loveless
    Deputies discover hash oil operation while investigating report of man being bitten on penis by pit bull (full title) SAN MIGUEL COUNTY, Colo. - The San Miguel County Sheriff's Office says a deputy found a potentially dangerous butane hash oil operation while responding to an unusual call. The sheriff's office says a man who lives at the home near Telluride called 9-1-1 and reported that his pit bull bit him on his penis. The deputy said that there was a large amount of blood in the home and that the man was taken to the hospital. While responding to the...
  • Boehner Taps Gowdy to Lead Select Benghazi Panel (Official Press Release)

    05/05/2014 10:36:34 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 166 replies
    Speaker of the House John Boehner ^ | 5-5-2014 | Press Release
    Boehner Taps Gowdy to Lead Select Benghazi Panel Posted by Speaker Boehner's Press Office May 5, 2014 Press Release WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced today that he has chosen Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) to serve as chairman of the select committee to investigate the 2012 tragedy in Benghazi, Libya.“With four of our countrymen killed at the hands of terrorists, the American people want answers, accountability, and justice.  Trey Gowdy is as dogged, focused, and serious-minded as they come.  His background as a federal prosecutor and his zeal for the truth make him the ideal person to...
  • Mom bites off dog’s ear to save 2-year-old daughter during attack

    04/23/2014 8:26:48 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 42 replies
    FOX2Now ^ | 4/23/14 | CNN Wires
    ALVIN, TX – A two-year-old can make the case that her mom is a real superhero. Chelsi Camp took on a pit bull to save her daughter, and won. It was the end of March and Chelsi was dog-sitting a friend’s Pit Bull who was friendly until he met her daughter Mackenzi. “The dog came up and he was just curious and when he smelled her that’s when you saw it flip because I think he smelled my dog on her.” said mother Chelsi Camp. The dog attacked the little girl, so Chelsi was forced to fight. Shoving her fist...
  • Deputy Shoots Himself in Leg While Trying to Kill Family Dog

    04/19/2014 5:30:45 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    http://gunssavelives.net ^ | 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
    NOLA.com | 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
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | 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 cbslocal.com: 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 knee...by 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
    ap.org ^ | 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...
  • MY EMAIL TO THE WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF.

    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 girl...now 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 Philly.com ^ | 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 http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=28710012#J8WwSufRfZ7s7vVK.99
  • 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
    breitbart.com ^ | 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
    jrn.com ^ | 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.