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  • Fairbanks Man Shoots Pit Bull Attacking Dog Being Walked By Two Girls

    04/19/2018 11:37:51 PM PDT · by Norski · 130 replies
    Fairbanks Daily Newsminer ^ | 4/19/18 | Dorothy Chomicz
    FAIRBANKS—A Fairbanks man critically shot a pit bull in Aurora Subdivision on Wednesday evening after it attacked another dog being walked by two girls. The pit bull was shot twice in the head and later euthanized by a veterinarian, according to Fairbanks police officer Doug Welborn. The 12- and 16-year-old girls were walking their rat terrier on the 2000 block of Bridgewater Drive when the attack happened. The girls were not injured, but the pit bull's owner was bitten while trying to stop the attack, according to Welborn. Vern Woods, 80, told the Daily News-Miner he was home watching TV...
  • Dad calls toddler the ‘bravest, strongest human’ after a vicious attack by pit bulls

    04/16/2018 4:56:23 PM PDT · by Norski · 91 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Aprill 11, 2018 | Josh Magness
    Dustin Guess was working outside on a hog fence Thursday morning, he says, when two pit bulls began their attack. But the two adult dogs — one male and one female — weren’t going after the man from West Fork, Arkansas. Instead, they were targeting Guess’ 4-year-old son, Matthew, according to Fox6. The female pit bull sunk its teeth into Matthew’s legs and started to drag him, police say, while the male dog attacked the toddler’s face. Guess told KNWA that he started to sprint toward his son with the hopes of separating him from the two vicious dogs. It’s...
  • Editorial: Unleash efforts to regulate pit bulls

    04/15/2018 5:46:30 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 82 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04-15-2018 | Herald Staff
    Last week a woman in Roxbury lost control of her dog, a pit bull mix. It was in the midst of mauling a woman when police shot it. Also last week in Hyannis, a 22-year-old man was attacked and wounded by a pit bull named Zeus. In January, in Falmouth, a 1-year-old girl sustained life-threatening injuries when the family pit bull attacked her, biting her in the face. The child’s father had to resort to stabbing the animal with a knife to end the attack. After being treated locally she was flown to a Boston hospital for further care.
  • Who killed pit bull victim Paris Adams, age 20 months?

    04/12/2018 10:44:14 AM PDT · by Norski · 12 replies
    Animals 24-7 ^ | April 12, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    Grandmother pleaded guilty HARTWELL, Georgia––Receiving the stiffest sentence for a dog attack reported during Dog Bite Prevention Week 2018 so far, former Century 21 real estate agent Sandra Bowers Adams, 71, may spend the rest of her life in prison––but only if she violates probation––for the August 1, 2017 pit bull mauling death of her 20-month-old grandson Paris . . .
  • Two sent to hospital in downtown Roanoke (VA) dog attack

    03/29/2018 10:56:23 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 41 replies
    WSLS TV 10 ^ | March 29, 2018 | Thom Brewer
    ROANOKE, Va. - Two people are in the hospital after a dog attacked them on the streets of downtown Roanoke Thursday morning. Witnesses say a man and woman were standing on 1st Street near Campbell Avenue when the dog approached them. They said the dog seemed friendly at first but then attacked the woman. The pair tried to fight it off but it would not release the woman. The dog attacked another man who tried to help. It tore his arm and refused to let go. Bystanders unsuccessfully used a cane, a hammer, and pepper spray on the animal. It...
  • Milwaukee woman mauled to death by at least one of her pet dogs

    03/26/2018 5:57:23 PM PDT · by Norski · 132 replies
    journal sentinel ^ | March 26, 2018 | Jesse Garza
    A Milwaukee woman was found dead in her near west side home after being mauled to death by at least one of her pet dogs, according to the Milwaukee County medical examiner's office. Hong Saengsamly, 49, was found by her son about 10 p.m. Saturday in the kitchen of her home in the 500 block of N. 28th St., according to a medical examiner's report. Saengsamly suffered multiple puncture and blunt force injuries on her arms and shoulders and her death was due to "mauling by dogs," according to the report. A pit bull-type dog that appeared to be guarding...
  • Pit bull goes on rampage in Charlotte elementary school, bites 7 children

    03/20/2018 3:51:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 60 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 3/20/2018 | Mark Price
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Seven children were bitten Monday afternoon after a stray male pit bull got into a southeast Charlotte elementary school and began chasing students as they fled for cover. ... Investigators said the stray dog first came into the school's playground area while the children were outside playing. School staff escorted children into the school as a precaution. However, the dog managed to get inside the school, ... The dog's owner was contacted by the school using information on the animal's collar tag. The owner picked up the dog and left the school prior to the arrival of Animal...
  • Daxton’s Friends, five years after trusted pit bulls killed a toddler

    03/07/2018 1:00:42 PM PST · by Norski · 39 replies
    Animals 24-7 ^ | March 7, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin––Five years ago today, on March 6, 2013, two pit bulls raised from puppyhood in a loving home environment killed Daxton James Borchardt, age 14 months, and badly injured his babysitter, Susan Iwicki, whose pit bulls turned on both of them. “The horrific attack started,” Borchardt recalls, “while Susan was carrying my son at the hip and letting her dogs back in from a potty break. Susan’s well-raised, loved and cared-for pit bulls ripped my son from her arms. A metal gate was ripped from the gatepost during the struggle. This unprovoked, prolonged, and unstoppable attack lasted an entire...
  • Judges hit “mindboggling arrogance” in pit bull attack cases

    02/26/2018 2:27:02 PM PST · by Norski · 44 replies
    U.S. Army vets convicted 187th District Court Judge Joey Contreras, of San Antonio, Texas, on January 31, 2018 refused to release Alphonso McCloud, 28, on bond pending appeal of a four-year prison sentence Contreras rendered on January 22, 2018 for McCloud’s role in a pit bull attack that cost neighbor Doris Mixon Smith, 73, her left arm and caused her to suffer facial disfigurement. The pit bull had previously menaced several other people, according to trial testimony, actually biting at least one of them.
  • Jurors hear chilling 911 call, see images of San Antonio senior being mauled by dog

    01/23/2018 5:24:56 PM PST · by Norski · 34 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | January 19, 2018 | Elizabeth Zavala
    “Let go! Let go!” the boy cried in a video shown in court Thursday as he used a stick to try to stop a 70-pound pit bull named “Bully” that dragged, chewed, broke and tore at an elderly San Antonio woman’s arm until a police officer shot the dog to death. The graphic images were taken from the doorbell of Doris Mixon Smith, who was 72 on March 6, 2017, when her next-door neighbors’ pet somehow got out of its yard and attacked her — for at least five minutes — as she was gardening. Mixon Smith’s arm was severed...
  • “Pit bull roulette” killed 38,000 other animals in 2017 (Dogs of Peace)

    01/17/2018 12:52:23 AM PST · by ransomnote · 30 replies
    animals24-7.org ^ | JANUARY 17, 2018 | MERRITT CLIFTON
    Pit bulls killed 92% of dogs killed by dogs & 96% of cats killed by dogs “Pit bull roulette” cost the lives of 38 humans, plus nearly 13,000 dogs, 5,000 cats, and more than 20,000 farmed animals in 2017––and, only two weeks into 2018, has already killed Happy Hound Hotel boarding kennel worker Laura Williams Ray, of Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, and three-year-old Rylee Marie Dodge, of Duncan, Oklahoma, along with many dozens of animals. Ray and Dodge were respectively the 10th and 11th humans to die in dog attacks in the 51 days between November 24, 2017 and January 14,...
  • Massachusetts Dog Attack Shows need for Home Carry

    01/11/2018 5:26:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Image fromnecn.com A father in Massachusetts was horrified when the family pet pit bull attacked his one year old daughter. He initially retrieved a pistol to shoot the dog, but the pistol was unloaded.  Firearms stored in the home are required to be locked up in Massachusetts. From boston.com: The Boston Herald reports that according to Falmouth police the child was playing in the kitchen Sunday morning when the family pit-bull terrier attacked her, biting her in the face causing major trauma. The father tried to pull the dog off but couldn’t. Police said the father got a pistol...
  • Dog to be euthanized after attacking toddler at Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas

    01/09/2018 8:19:39 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 28 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/5/18 | Claire Ballor
    "A sanctuary in New York with extensive expertise in managing and caring for dogs like Rusty has agreed to take Rusty at no expense to the City of Dallas or its residents. Once at the sanctuary, Rusty will not be adopted out but will live out the remainder of his life in a safe and positive environment."
  • Father stabs family dog to save one-year-old

    01/08/2018 10:40:37 AM PST · by strider44 · 72 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 1/8/18 | AP
    <p>FALMOUTH MA (AP) - Police say a father stabbed his family’s dog to death after it started mauling his one-year-old daughter.</p> <p>The Boston Herald reports that according to Falmouth police the child was playing in the kitchen Sunday morning when the family pit-bull terrier attacked her, biting her face causing major trauma.</p>
  • Woman, 56, is mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs in her driveway in California

    01/01/2018 7:14:02 PM PST · by george76 · 99 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 1 January 2018 | Mary Kekatos
    Deborah Onsurez, 56, was found Thursday morning in Modesto, California. Authorities believe multiple stray dogs attacked her in the driveway of her home. Onsurez's injuries were severe and she was pronounced dead at the scene. ... Stray dogs everywhere, that's Stanislaus County for you ... They're a big problem in area known as South Modesto. ... dog attacks aren't uncommon. In November, a pit bull attacked at least three people in Elk Grove, a suburb of Sacramento that's about 60 miles from Modesto. And in 2014, two separate pit bull attacks in Stanislaus County - one left a man dead.
  • Kentucky man charged with harboring a vicious animal after fatal pit bull attack [Update]

    12/26/2017 10:34:53 AM PST · by familyop · 87 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 26, 2017 | Fox News
    A Kentucky man has been accused of harboring a vicious animal after a Christmas Eve pit bull attack in which a woman was killed and her husband injured...the two pit bulls...belonged to their neighbor, Johnny Dale Lankford, 42... Lankford was told of the charge at the Bell County jail, where he is being held on separate charges of assault, domestic violence, unlawful imprisonment and an outstanding warrant...in connection with an arrest Friday.
  • Vicious Christmas Eve pit bull attack leaves Kentucky woman dead, husband injured

    12/24/2017 4:18:54 PM PST · by familyop · 194 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 24, 2017 | Fox News
    A woman was killed and her husband seriously injured after a vicious mauling by two pit bulls on Christmas Eve in a Kentucky coal town. Investigators said the husband managed to shoot the dogs afterwards, killing one of them...a caller had reported his brother and sister-in-law were attacked by two of their neighbor’s dogs, WLEX-TV reported.
  • 22-Year-Old Virginia Woman Mauled to Death by Her Dogs

    12/16/2017 10:12:32 PM PST · by Kartographer · 130 replies
    KTLA ^ | 2/15/17 | BY TRACY BLOOM
    But responding deputies quickly discovered the woman was dead. They came upon what Goochland County Sheriff James Agnew described as a “grisly” scene, littered with bloody scraps of clothing. Investigators believe the victim’s dogs, described as pit bulls, initiated a “violent” attack on Stephens while she was out walking them. "The victim had defensive wounds on her hands and arms trying to keep the dogs away from her, which would be consistent with being attacked while she was still alive,” Agnew told reporters during a Friday afternoon news conference.
  • Two dogs mauled their owner to death while she was walking them in the woods, sheriff says

    12/16/2017 2:07:04 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 174 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 16 at 2:45 PM | Kristine Phillips
    Bethany Lynn Stephens had been gone for about a day since she left to walk her dogs. So her father went out to look for her at the area she frequented. There, authorities say, he found her two dogs, guarding what he first thought was an animal carcass. “Much to his horror, discovered that it was not,” Goochland County Sheriff Jim Agnew told reporters at a news conference Friday. Investigators in Goochland, Va., a rural community about 30 miles outside of Richmond, say the petite, 5-foot-1 young woman, who weighed a little more than 100 pounds, was mauled to death by her dogs, which...
  • Virginia woman killed in 'grisly mauling' by her dogs, cops say

    12/16/2017 11:06:15 AM PST · by familyop · 187 replies
    Fox News ^ | 16DEC17 | Fox News
    "It appears she was taken to the ground, lost consciousness, and the dogs then mauled her to death,...The area where they found the victim’s body was covered in blood, Agnew said, adding that it took at least eight hours for investigators to collect over 60 pieces of evidence. "It was an absolutely grisly mauling," Sheriff Agnew said. "In my 40 years of law enforcement I've never seen anything quite like it.