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  • FL: Grandfather, bit by Family Pit Bull, borrows 9mm to Save 63-Year-Old Roommate

    05/09/2015 6:16:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The initial attack caused these wounds. In Florida, a savage dog attack reinforced the efficacy of firearms for personal defense.  In this case, the person who used the firearm did not even own it.  He had been attacked by his Grandson's dog, and had jumped over a fence to escape the attack.   While there, he heard screaming at his house, and discovered that the pit bull was now attacking his roommate, David Brasher, who was 63 years old.  From wpbf.com: David Brashear was taken to Lawnwood Regional Hospital with severe bites and lacerations on his arms. He was listed...
  • 2 month old boy killed by family's pit bull

    04/20/2015 4:35:39 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 19 replies
    myfoxdfw ^ | April 19, 2015
    <p>Dallas Police are investigating a deadly dog attack that occurred Sunday afternoon.</p> <p>At approximately 4:54 p.m., officers responded to a call regarding an animal attack in the 6800 block of Beechnut Street.</p> <p>The homeowner was reportedly at home alone with his 2 month old son and a pet pit bull inside the residence.</p>
  • Pit bull kills West Virginia man reviving owner following heart attack

    03/10/2015 9:52:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 09, 2015
    West Virginia police say a 62-year-old man has died after being mauled to death by a pit bull that attacked him as he tried to revive the dog’s unconscious owner following a heart attack. ... police believe Wallace suffered a heart attack. Higgenbotham was attacked as he tried to resuscitate Wallace. ... the pit bull was not registered with the city, despite an ordinance that requires all pit bulls in the city be registered.
  • Stray Pit Bull Saves Chihuahua and They Become Inseparable Friends (Cuteness Overload Alert)

    02/27/2015 2:46:29 PM PST · by goldstategop · 27 replies
    Pet360.com ^ | N/A | Deidre Grives
    UPDATE: Both Joni and Chachi have been adopted to a loving home in Florida. They will get to spend the rest of their days together as friends! An unlikely pair of dogs that were found roaming around on the streets of Savannah have formed an unbreakable bond, and now animal control officers are hoping to place both pups in a home together so that they can remain lifelong friends. The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department found a white Pit Bull wandering around neighborhoods in the Georgia city carrying a small, longhaired male Chihuahua in her mouth. The Chihuahua had a terrible...
  • Couple Attacked By Their Pit Bull While Driving Through Costa Mesa

    02/21/2015 8:13:06 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 89 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | Stacey Butler
    The couple was driving their pit bull through a shopping center in Costa Mesa on their way to Huntington Beach when the dog turned on them. Authorities said the couple both sustained serious injuries. Witnesses said both were bitten repeatedly in the arms. ... The husband was driving, his wife was a passenger. They said the dog attacked inexplicably. ... During the attack, the wife was able to call 911 while the husband pulled into a parking lot. The husband jumped out of the vehicle and the dog followed, continuing to attack the man. Police said when the woman tried...
  • Barbara Kay: What pit bull activism says about our culture

    01/03/2015 9:39:36 PM PST · by RBStealth · 95 replies
    National Post ^ | Jan 2, 2015 | Barbara Kay
    Last weekend in Saanich, B.C., a 16-day old baby was mauled by her family’s pit bull-Rottweiler mix on the same day as an elderly man was attacked by two pit bull dogs outside a Langley, B.C. dollar store. News like this is reported, but commentary-wise, dog-related public safety is virtually an orphan topic. Which is why I adopted it. Public-safety regulation is usually linked to what is deemed a critical number of injuries or deaths. Between 1971 and 1980, for example, Ford produced three million Pintos. Due to a peculiarity in the Pinto’s structural design, its fuel tank was prone...
  • Barbara Kay: What pit bull activism says about our culture

    01/02/2015 6:05:59 PM PST · by george76 · 47 replies
    National Post ^ | January 2, 2015 | Barbara Kay
    Last weekend in Saanich, B.C., a 16-day old baby was mauled by her family’s pit bull-Rottweiler mix on the same day as an elderly man was attacked by two pit bull dogs outside a Langley, B.C. dollar store ... there are about three million pit bull type dogs in North America today, representing 6% of all breeds. But about 26 people die from pit bull type dogs in the U.S. every year (out of about 40 from all 400 breeds combined). Pit bull type dogs maul, maim, disfigure or dismember hundreds more. By no coincidence, when pit bulls were few...
  • Indiana man found dead after attacked by pet pit bull on Christmas Day

    12/27/2014 4:07:24 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 141 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 12.27.14 | Allie Healy
    An Indiana man was mauled to death by his pet pit bull on Christmas Day, Portage police say. Edward L. Cahill, 40, was discovered on the living room floor by his girlfriend when she returned from visiting relatives for the holiday. Cahill was unresponsive, NBC Chicago reports. Authorities were called to a home in the 5500 block of Tulip Avenue at about 8:14 p.m. Cahill was found dead on the floor covered in blood and with multiple lacerations on his face and arms, the Portage police report. A county coroner pronounced Cahill dead at the scene and determined his cause...
  • Sausalito dog on sinking boat swims a mile to shore, reunited with owner

    12/16/2014 8:17:29 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 16 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12-16-14 | Janis Mara
    In a near-miraculous recovery, a dog that was on a boat that sank in Richardson Bay during Thursday's storm swam a mile to shore, walked to a church she had visited with her animal guardian and was reunited with him in an emotional meeting two days later. Daisy, a brown and white pit bull belonging to Sausalito resident Stephen Alioto, was reunited with Alioto Saturday morning at the Marin Humane Society after a chain of events that ranks as, at the very least, improbable, not to mention heartwarming. "My neighbor told me there was a soaking wet, shivering dog crouched...
  • OK Co. Sheriff's Deputy Shoots Guard Dog After Attack

    12/15/2014 11:15:48 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    News 9 ^ | 12-15-14 | Steve Shaw
    OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma County Sheriff's Deputy is recovering after she was attacked Monday morning by a pit bull outside a NW Oklahoma City car repair shop. Sheriff John Whetsel said 21-year-Oklahoma County Sheriff's Department veteran Susan Perkins was at Portillo's Auto Shop to serve a no-contact order to an employee. Whetsel said a blue nose pit bull by the name of 'Big Head' attacked the deputy after she knocked on the front door of the business. Whetsel said Perkins suffered deep bite wounds to both of her legs, before she pulled a handgun and shot and killed the...
  • Mother lies to protect pit bull who bit her 2-year-old daughter

    12/05/2014 3:13:44 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    wgn tv ^ | DECEMBER 3, 2014
    two-year-old Gabrielle Looney was bitten on the face by her mother’s boyfriend’s pit bull. The couple took the injured little girl to the hospital, where her mother did the unthinkable. She lied to doctors and police about what happened to protect the dog. “She tried to say that this injury to her child occurred from a stray,” Des Moines Police Sergeant Jim Butler to WHO-TV. “And that’s not something that sits too well for me. First and foremost we all love our pets but we have to take care of our children first before the family pet.” The dog, a...
  • Family set to lose pit bull on Dec. 1 because of ban

    11/24/2014 9:59:54 PM PST · by Altariel · 117 replies
    KALB (LA) ^ | November 21, 2014 | KALB Staff
    MOREAUVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- A family in Moreauville is pleading with their village to overturn an ordinance that would force them to get rid of their beloved family pet. On October 13, the village passed an ordinance that states if you own a pit bull or a Rottweiler, you must get rid of it by December 1 or they will take it for "disposition." News Channel 5's Brooke Buford (Twitter: @brookebuford) has the story. O'Hara Owens is trying to spend as much time as she can with her beloved pit bull, Zeus, before the village she lives...
  • "How to Overcome Your Fears" by Queso (the scared pitbull)

    11/17/2014 7:15:55 AM PST · by RummyChick · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/15 | Rhiannon Hamam
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vrs4I7zZ-rc
  • 'I'm gonna lock your ass up': Footage emerges of Ferguson cop who killed Michael Brown . . .

    11/16/2014 8:47:24 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 157 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 16. 2014 | Kieran Corcoran
    Darren Wilson was filmed last year threatening to arrest Mike Arman Told resident of Ferguson, Missouri, he was not allowed to film him Footage has emerged of Darren Wilson - the police officer who killed Michael Brown - threatening to arrest a man for filming him. The video shows Wilson approaching a resident in Ferguson, Missouri, and demanding that he put away his camera. [snip]The arrest was filmed in 2013, but was only posted online this week. It shows Wilson telling Mike Arman, a 30-year-old Ferguson resident, to put away his phone or be arrested. Wilson, thinking he is...
  • Woman sues owners of dog killed by her pit bulls

    11/15/2014 1:56:30 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 15, 2014
    TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman whose four pit bulls entered her neighbors' yard through a hole in the fence and killed their 10-year-old beagle is suing them for $1 million.
  • IL: Chicago Man Shoots Pit Bull with Legal Gun

    11/08/2014 12:49:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    It is not uncommon for people to use guns to defend against aggressive dogs.  In this case, it was the owner who shot the dog, so there are few legal complications.   What is interesting is that only a little over a year ago, the possession of the gun in Chicago would likely have been illegal.   From cbslocal : The 26-year-old man was in lawful possession of the weapon and will not face charges, according to police. All handguns had to be registered in Chicago, and if the registration lapsed on handguns, you were not allowed to re-register them.   A...
  • Kyle Richards’ daughter attacked by Kim Richards’ pitbull

    11/06/2014 8:34:13 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11.06.14 | Julie Gordon
    “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kyle Richards‘ 18-year-old daughter was brutally attacked by a pitbull owned by Kyle’s sister, Kim Richards, and Kim is now deciding what the “next step” is for her beloved dog. Kyle’s second-oldest child, Alexia Umansky, underwent two surgeries after the pooch bit her several times Saturday, TMZ reports. The worst damage was done to her right hand: The dog bit through her thumb, down to the bone.
  • Family Pit Bull Attacks Toddler, Bites Off Boy’s Ear

    11/05/2014 4:09:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | November 5, 2014 12:33 PM
    JURUPA VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — A toddler was severely injured Wednesday morning when the family’s pit bull attacked him, ripping off the child’s ear. The incident happened shortly before 7:45 a.m. in the backyard of a home on Pontiac Avenue in Jurupa Valley, the Riverside Department of Animal Services said. The child, who is about 1.5 years old, was being babysat by his grandmother and was supposed to be taking a nap when the attack occurred. “Somehow the boy ended up outside in the backyard with the dog and that’s when the grandmother heard the boy screaming,” Fuller said. The dog,...
  • Dog attack victim released from CHOP [ Delaware ]

    10/28/2014 10:45:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    WDEL ^ | October 28, 2014 | Michelle Provencher
    Emily Ruckle is finally on her way home from the hospital. The eight-year-old was mauled by a pitbull her family had been fostering a month ago. The dog, named Frank, was being kept in a separate in-law suite and when Emily opened the door, it attacked. "First he bit me on the hip to knock me down and then he knocked me down and grabbed my arm but he was going for the back of my neck," Emily said. Her 15-year-old sister came to the rescue in time to save Emily's life, though her arm was already torn off. When...
  • 'The dogs started attacking and eating me alive," says Detroit mauling victim

    10/28/2014 10:13:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    MLive ^ | October 27, 2014 | Gus Burns
    Twelve dogs, identified by Detroit police as pit bulls, attacked a man some time before 10 p.m. on Pennsylvania on Oct. 2. Police arrived and fatally shot one of the animals, causing the remainder to retreat into the open front door where they lived. DETROIT, MI -- It was about 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 when a pack of up to 12 pit bull and mixed-breed dogs mauled 50-year-old Steven Constantine to near death in Detroit. He spent almost a month in Intensive Care. "It was worse than your worst nightmare," Constantine's sister, Katherine Hawley of Shelby Township, told MLive...
  • Texas cop calls to dogs with kissing noises before shooting, killing one with three shots

    10/21/2014 5:32:13 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 52 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/17/14 | Sasha Goldstein
    Body camera footage from a Texas cop’s perspective shows the officer making kissing noises at two dogs, who wag their tails at the human, before he opens fire and kills one. The second pit bull, tracked down in Cleburne, Texas, was captured without incident by an animal control officer – but the killing of the dog has the city investigating the incident after an uproar in the city of 30,000 people some 30 miles south of Fort Worth. The 22-second clip, uploaded Friday onto YouTube, shows a brown pup and another dark colored dog milling about in a grassy ditch...
  • Man attacked by pit bulls in California dies

    10/15/2014 2:59:14 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 15, 2014
    A Central California man has died after he and his 77-year-old mother were mauled by a pack of pit bulls owned by his neighbors, sheriff's officials said Wednesday. Juan Fernandez, 59, died of multiple traumatic injuries suffered in Tuesday's attack at his home in the city of Modesto, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson said. His mother, Maria, remained hospitalized in critical condition.
  • Two in critical condition after being mauled by pit bulls in southwest Modesto (CA)

    10/14/2014 9:08:08 PM PDT · by keat · 28 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | 10/14/14 | Nan Austin
    Two people were in critical condition in local hospitals Tuesday night after being mauled by four pit bulls near Bret Harte Elementary School in southwest Modesto. A 911 call from a juvenile brought deputies to a home in the 800 block of Glenn Avenue at 5:59 p.m., where they found an elderly man in the yard being mauled by four pit bulls, said Sheriff Adam Christianson. The deputies shot at the dogs, killing two and driving two into another yard. Officers found an elderly woman inside the home, also with severe injuries from dogs. Both victims are in critical condition...
  • Dog owner sentenced to prison in fatal mauling (CA)

    10/03/2014 10:56:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Philly.com ^ | October 3, 2014 | BRIAN MELLEY, The Associated Press
    LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A pit bull owner convicted of second-degree murder after his dogs fatally mauled a woman was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in prison. Alex Donald Jackson, 31, was convicted last month in the death of Pamela Devitt. The 63-year-old retiree was taking a morning stroll in the high desert town of Littlerock when four of Jackson's dogs leaped over a fence and attacked her in the street. She was alone, didn't have a phone and no one was nearby. By the time help arrived, she had been bitten 150 to 200 times from head...
  • ME:Don't use your Shotgun as a Club... Unless you must

    10/02/2014 6:29:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In a dramatic video from Maine, a neighbor uses his shotgun as a club to drive off Pitt bulls attacking a neighbors Basset hound.   It is a bad idea to use your firearm as a club.   The firearm may be damaged, and not operable when you need it.   In the video, the man in the blue shirt (MIBS) is showing clubbing the attacking dogs with the shotgun, then shooting one of them. Link to video That is what is shown, until you look at the time stamps.   When you check those, it is clear that the man in the...
  • VIDEO: Corinna Pit Bulls Attack Neighbor Dog ( Maine )

    09/30/2014 8:31:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    WABI TV5. ^ | September 29th, 2014 | Adrienne DiPiazza
    Corinna Caron says she wasn’t home Friday night when security cameras captured five pit bulls mauling her basset hound, Elvis. “When we got here, they had Elvis in the garage. His ears were bleeding, his neck was bleeding,” Caron said Monday. Neighbors across the street and next door came running when they heard the commotion. One of the pit bulls was shot and killed. “If they hadn’t been here, we wouldn’t have Elvis. There’s no doubt in my mind that Elvis wouldn’t have survived that attack,” she said. It’s not Elvis’ first encounter with the dogs. We’re told they’ve gone...
  • Toronto Police shoot and kill a pitbull after batons are not enough to release its ‘lock-jaw grip’

    09/28/2014 11:00:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 79 replies
    National Post ^ | September 26, 2014 | Rachel Surman
    Police received a call for an “unknown trouble” at a Toronto Community Housing Corp. home at Winchester Street and Rose Avenue in Cabbagetown, where they saw bystanders “screaming and yelling” while trying to pry the pit bull away from the shih tzu. “The policeman was hitting the dog so hard with his baton that it flung out of his hands but the pit bull would not let go,” said Samantha Thornton, a resident in the area. She said the owner of the shih tzu was in “hysterics.” According to Ms. Thornton, police shot the dog twice in the leg and...
  • Pit bulls 8 and a half times more likely to attack

    09/04/2014 2:53:03 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 56 replies
    kirotv.com ^ | Aug 4, 2014 | David Ham
    KIRO 7 obtained dog bite statistics in Western Washington and found out that pit bulls are 8.5 times more likely to attack than other breeds. Some say there's no such thing as dangerous dog breeds, but Mike and Stephanie Bright say that's not true. Their daughter, Stephanie, was 13 months old when they say she was bitten by a pit bull at a birthday party in Tacoma. "All of a sudden I was sitting at one table and she was at another, and the children were all having a good time, too, and the dog started to come close to...
  • Pit Bull Stabbed Multiple Times During Pet Adoption At PetSmart

    09/02/2014 8:23:22 AM PDT · by KirbDog · 47 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | 09/02/2014 | CBS Atlanta
    NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Police say a pit bull was repeatedly stabbed during a pet adoption event inside a PetSmart...
  • Man is guilty of murder after his dogs (pit bulls) kill woman

    08/31/2014 5:57:16 PM PDT · by xzins · 149 replies
    AP ^ | August 29, 2014
    <p>A jury on Friday found a man guilty of murder after his pit bulls mauled a woman to death in a high desert town in California where residents said they carried rocks and guns for protection against packs of dogs.</p>
  • Dog saves kids from swarm of bees

    08/30/2014 2:49:55 PM PDT · by gorush · 18 replies
    channel3000 Madistan ^ | Aug 29 2014 09:57:58 AM CDT | anon
    video only at site
  • Littlerock [California] Man, 31, Found Guilty Of 2nd-Degree Murder For Pit Bull Mauling

    08/29/2014 5:14:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | August 29, 2014 4:25 PM
    LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — A Littlerock man whose four dogs fatally mauled a jogger in May 2013 has been found guilty of second-degree murder. Alex Donald Jackson, 31, owned four pit bulls that escaped his property and attacked Pamela Marie Devitt, a 63-year-old married grandmother who was out jogging. Devitt was attacked near the intersection of 116th Street East and Avenue S. The dogs left the deceased with as many as 200 puncture wounds. The dogs dragged her 50 yards, took off her scalp and removed an arm. After the attack, all four dogs were tested for traces of the victim’s...
  • Police look for dog, owner after fatal dog attack

    08/29/2014 11:14:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2014
    New Hampshire State Police are asking for help from the public to help identify a pit bull and its owner after they said the dog attacked another on a mountain hike. The attacked dog died of its injuries. ... near Tuckerman Ravine
  • German Shepherd, Missing Since Pit Bull Attack, Found (Video)

    08/09/2014 11:10:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, August 6 | Kale Williams
    A 3-year-old German shepherd named Max that went missing following an attack by a pit bull named Red in Sacramento is back home with his family, FOX40 reported. In footage captured by a passing motorist’s dashboard camera, Red can be seen nipping at Max as the pit bull’s owner, Mike Lindstrom, tries to pacify the dog on Sunday afternoon. Red at one point turns his aggression toward his owner, pouncing on him and knocking him to the ground.
  • Violent Dog Attack Caught on Camera (Video, Dogs of Peace)

    Video at link begins with video of the pit bull being loving towards it's owners as the newscaster relates that the owners say this dog is the friendliest dog you are likely to meet. This footage appears to have been taken some time after the attack. The next footage shows a private dashcam view of an earlier incident when the pit bull (he "got out") was attacking a leashed german shepherd. The pit bull's owner tries to stop the attack and the pit bull pounces on him, high in the torso, knocking him down hard on the pavement. The german...
  • New Mexico man almost loses genitals in pitbull attack

    08/06/2014 1:37:20 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 24 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 8/4/14 | Joseph Kolb
    A New Mexico man almost lost his genitals to a dog bite when a 90-pound (40-kg) mixed breed pitbull attacked his eight-year-old daughter and he intervened to rescue her, police said on Sunday.
  • Update: Owner of dog in fatal attack considers keeping pet

    08/05/2014 3:01:43 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 25 replies
    whio.com ^ | August 5, 2014 | Lauren Pack
    MADISON TWP. — The owner of the dog who attacked a 59-year-old woman at her Madison Twp. home Monday afternoon remains unsure if she wants the dog back. Sheriff’s deputies said that Cindy Whisman, 59, was dead when they arrived at her ranch-style home at 4743 Eck Road in Madison Twp. at about 1:10 p.m. Monday. A 911 call was received at 1:03 p.m. from a neighbor who told dispatchers that she saw a woman being attacked by a dog, according to sheriff’s officials. That dog, Polo, described at a pit bull by the owner, is now at the Animal...
  • Dog bites father, daughter at Albuquerque home

    08/03/2014 9:54:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 08/02/2014
    Albuquerque man was severely bitten when he tried to stop an attack on his daughter by the family's dog. ... 90-pound pitbull mix . ... The family must decide if they want to keep the dog or put it up for adoption
  • ABC40 Investigates: The Pit Bull Debate

    07/31/2014 2:32:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    WGGB ^ | July 30th, 2014
    It’s no stretch to say pit bulls, seemingly more so than any other dogs, are as polarizing as they are popular. Just mentioning them on the news is enough to elicit a strong response from supporters and detractors. But are they truly a dangerous breed as some suggest… or a safe family pet that’s often misunderstood? It’s estimated pit bulls only make up about 6% of the entire dog population here in the US. But last year, despite being regulated in more than 700 US cities – pit bulls were responsible for more bite-related fatalities than any other breed Locally,...
  • LA: Another Gun Owner Stops Attack by Multiple Pit Bulls

    07/28/2014 1:25:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    It was only  a week ago that Dennis Williams saved a neighbor that was being attacked by ferocious Pitt Bulls.   He retrieved a pistol when baseball bats were not enough, and killed one dog before the others ran off.   He used a .22 revolver.   Now, in Louisiana, on the north side of Lake Ponchartrain,  a very similar incident has occurred.  A young woman was attacked along a walking trail by two Pitt Bulls.   A neighbor heard the screams, just at Dennis Williams did.  He brought a 9mm pistol, killed one of the attacking Pitts, and severely wounded the other. ...
  • Pitbull attacks toddler

    07/26/2014 5:50:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    kesq ^ | Jul 25, 2014
    CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. - A 1-year-old girl was bitten today on an ear, lip and cheek by her family's pit bull in Cathedral City. ... The girl was taken to a hospital, but her condition was not immediately available
  • Two pit bulls shot after attacking Slidell woman and her miniature collie

    07/26/2014 8:40:37 AM PDT · by BBell · 20 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | July 25, 2014 | Kim Chatelain
    Two pit bulls were shot on a walking trail near Slidell after they attacked a woman and her miniature collie Wednesday morning, authorities said. The woman was taken to a hospital with bite wounds to her left arm and left leg, and her dog was transported to a local veterinary clinic to be treated for its wounds. One of the attacking pit bulls was killed by a gunshot and the other was wounded and later euthanized due to the extent of its injuries and the fear that it may attack again, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.
  • Deadly dog mauling: Livonia man dies after two mastiffs attacked him as he jogged ( MI )

    07/25/2014 6:41:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    MLive-Flint Journal ^ | July 24, 2014 | Amanda Emery
    METAMORA TWP, MI – A Livonia man died after he was attacked by two large dogs while he was out for an evening run Wednesday evening, July 23, .. Metamora Township Police Chief David Mallett. ... Mallett said the dogs responsible for the attack are two 3-year-old Cane Corsos. A Cane Corso is described by the American Kennel Club as a "mastiff type" dog that ranges in size from 23 1/2 to 27 1/2 inches tall at the shoulder. ... Mallett said there was a report of a dog bite in May 2012 where the animal did come back to...
  • Clifton Police Detective Accidentally Shot In Bloomfield Pit Bull Incident

    07/24/2014 12:21:48 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 21 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 · 94 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. ...