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  • Deadly Dayton dog attack: Coroner IDs man killed by pit bull (April 25, 2017)

    06/19/2018 3:45:11 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 20 replies
    WHIO TV ^ | April 25, 2017 | Breaking News Staff
    The man killed after being mauled by a pit bull Tuesday morning has been identified as 60-year-old Maurice Brown, of Central Avenue in Dayton, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. Dayton Police Lt. Andrew Booher said no one has come forward as caretaker to the suspect dog and three other dogs that were removed from the 300 block of Middle Street. Police are working with the Animal Resource Center to find out what dogs in that area might have licenses, and identify problem animals reported by neighbors.
  • Pit bull attack leaves multiple people injured in the Bronx

    06/18/2018 5:20:20 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/18/18 | By Tina Moore and Stephanie Pagones
    Five people were injured — including four teenagers — when they were attacked by pit bulls in the Bronx, police said. The dog handlers, both 36, were walking the animals just before 10 p.m. Sunday near Pelham Parkway and Lurting Avenue in Morris Park when the dogs got loose, police sources said. The pit bulls then went after a nearby group of eight people, attacking five of them. The victims — all females, ages 12, 15, 16, 17 and 45 — suffered bites and cuts. They were taken to Jacobi Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The dogs were...
  • Two rescues respond to pit bull attack on 4-year-old, woman shortly after 8 p.m.

    06/15/2018 9:42:43 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 69 replies
    Herald News ^ | 6/15/18 | Michael Holtzman
    A 4-year-old and an adult woman suffered severe facial lacerations and were transported to the trauma hospitals in Providence after both were bitten by a pit bull in a South End yard where the dog was kept, police said. Police put down the dog “to stop the attack,” Lt. Barden Castro told The Herald News within an hour after the 8:13 p.m. incident in what he said became a chaotic neighborhood at Bay Street and Mount Hope Avenue. The child, whose gender he did not know, was transported by rescue to Hasbro Children’s Hospital and the woman to Rhode Island...
  • $4.25 million award for pit bull attack––and the victim may see some of the money

    06/15/2018 12:41:33 AM PDT · by Norski · 9 replies
    Animals 24-7 ^ | June 14, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    Landlord’s failure to respond or defend puzzles observers ATLANTA, Georgia––A $4.25 million default judgment issued on June 1, 2018 against Atlanta landlord Jonathan Kent Hart, 61, for an August 26, 2016 pit bull attack may be the biggest yet in which the victim is believed to be likely to collect at least a substantial part of the money. But further litigation is expected, while defendant Hart’s lack of response to the case perplexes observers. Victim Nakisa Shavon Hiles, 40, formerly Nakisa Hiles Wilkerson, had just rented a room at 1572 Montreat Avenue SW, Atlanta, according to court filings, and “was...
  • Woman cited for firing gun to scare off pit bulls that killed pet (Artesia, NM)

    06/12/2018 3:30:30 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 52 replies
    KRQE-13 News, Albuquerque ^ | May 10, 2018 | Elena Mendoza
    ARTESIA, N.M (KRQE) - A New Mexico mother says she was trying to save her pet. Now, she's facing charges for firing off her gun to scare away a pair of pit bulls that attacked her dog. On the morning of Monday, April 30, Baeza says she was taking her puppy out to go to the bathroom with her 4-year-old daughter when she looked over to see her dog being mauled to death. "I went over to my dog and he had a big split down the middle of his chest, I guess from where the dogs were kind of...
  • Pit bull attacks owner in front of Animal Control officer at Dearborn home

    06/12/2018 10:40:23 AM PDT · by Norski · 69 replies
    ClickonDetroit ^ | June 11, 2018 | Steve Garagiola
    DEARBORN, Mich. - A pit bull attacked its owner in Dearborn as a horrified Animal Control officer looked on, according to officials. The incident happened after neighbors complained about the dog and an Animal Control officer was sent to the owner's home. Signs at the front of the home give a fair warning of what to expect, and neighbors said trouble with the owner's dogs is not a surprise. "I hate to say it, but it's been building up," neighbor Lela Warren said. "These dogs have gotten out several times. The neighbor right here's had that dog in his backyard,...
  • 'I thought I was going to die'

    06/01/2018 8:44:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 125 replies
    norwalkreflector. ^ | 6/1/18 | ZOE GRESZLER
    Holly Mckenzie considered her family’s two pit bull dogs her “best friends,” having made memories over the past three years of walking them, playing with them, cuddling them and even sleeping in the same bed together. On Sunday though, Mckenzie said it was like a switch went off in the normally “cuddly, sweet” dogs. The Norwalk woman said one minute she was petting them and the next she was fighting for her life as they literally tried to rip her apart.
  • 8-month-old girl dies in pit-bull attack

    05/30/2018 1:05:39 PM PDT · by Moonman62 · 153 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 05/30/18 | Linda Trischitta and Erika Pesantes
    An 8-month-old girl was bitten by a family pit-bull dog and died from her injuries Wednesday in Miramar, police said. The baby was in the care of a grandmother during the attack, Miramar Police Officer Yessenia Diaz said outside a home in the 2400 block of Kingston Drive. Nearby, a distraught man was being comforted by two women. The male pit bull was 3 or 4 years old and had been raised by the family since it was a puppy, Diaz said. Its sibling and mother, both pit bulls, were also in the home.
  • Renters, don't falsify your pit bull as a 'service animal' in Oklahoma

    05/27/2018 12:40:34 AM PDT · by Norski · 30 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | May 26, 2018 | Richard Mize
    Paid-for "certification" of service animals — bought online or anywhere else — never passed the smell test, and now it doesn't pass the legal test in Oklahoma. Deanna Fields, executive director of the Manufactured Housing Association of Oklahoma, brought a new law to my attention after I'd reported difficulties surrounding service animals, federal fair housing law and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Gov. Mary Fallin signed H.B. 3282 May 1. It goes into effect Nov. 1. The law, by Rep. Chris Kannady, R-Oklahoma City, and Sen. Kim David, R-Porter, has received no media attention, despite recent violent dog attacks and...
  • Dog attacks its family of four in Florissant, sending three to hospital (Missouri)

    05/24/2018 8:41:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | May 23, 2018 | Christine Byers
    A pit bull-bulldog mix... attacked its own family of four Monday, sending three people to the hospital to be treated for their wounds. One adult and two teens, ages 16 and 13, were taken to the hospital to be treated ... Family identified the animal to police as a pit bull. Animal control called it a pit bull-American bulldog mix. ... Another adult in the home also was attacked, but was not taken to a hospital, he said. The dog is now in the custody of the St. Louis County Health Department... Florissant had an ordinance banning pit bulls, but...
  • How tabloids turned the pits who killed Tracy Garcia into “dachshunds”

    05/17/2018 10:40:53 AM PDT · by Norski · 43 replies
    Animals24-7 ^ | May 17, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    ARDMORE, Oklahoma––Killed by a pit bull and a pack of pit mixes on the evening of May 10, 2018, Tracy Janine Garcia, 52, had by May 16, 2018 passed into legend via “hot-dogging” and flagrantly inaccurate tabloid headlines as the purported victim of an attack by dachshunds. Though the circumstances of the fatal attack near Ardmore, in rural Carter County, Oklahoma, are still unclear, Garcia was mauled outside her home by seven allegedly neglected and mostly pit dogs belonging to an unidentified neighbor, with little trace of any dachshund ancestry evident among them. Above: bull terrier. Below: the dogs who...
  • Owner of pit bulls in deadly attack arrested for 2017 dog attack

    05/16/2018 10:46:25 PM PDT · by Norski · 34 replies
    wmcactionews5.com ^ | May 16, 2018 | Lindsay Knowles
    GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The woman who owns two pit bulls that attacked and killed a 75-year-old woman Wednesday in Gulfport has been arrested. Police say Emily Craft, 32, was arrested on a warrant for misdemeanor dog-at-large and vicious animal charges. Police say those charges stem from a July 2017 incident where Craft's two pit bulls entered someone else's yard and attacked that person's golden retriever. Officers were at the home on Deidra Court investigating the death of a 75-year old woman who was attacked by the same two pit bulls just before 8 a.m. Wednesday. The victim has not...
  • Pack Of Wiener-Type Dogs Maul Oklahoma Woman To Death

    05/16/2018 8:56:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    patch.com ^ | May 16, 2018 | Beth Dalbey
    A pack of seven dogs with legs shorter than an adult hand attacked an Oklahoma woman, inflicting injuries so severe she later died. ARDMORE, OK — A pack of vicious dogs, some of them described as predominantly dachshunds, or wiener dogs, mauled an Oklahoma woman to death last week. It's unclear what caused the dogs to attack Tracy Garcia, 52, outside her home near Ardmore on Thursday, but their owner could face charges, according to media reports. One of the dogs was shot after charging at a Carter County deputy who responded to the attack, and the other six were...
  • Woman is horrifically mauled by pack of four pitbulls who ‘chewed on her for 40 minutes

    05/10/2018 8:56:55 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 58 replies
    The Sun ^ | 5/10/18 | Guy Birchall
    Terri Cosby, 54, was walking through a street in Oklahoma City when she was attacked by the four raging hounds for 40 minutes.
  • Pit bulls attack service dog in DeLeon Springs; 1 shot dead

    05/07/2018 2:24:51 PM PDT · by Norski · 64 replies
    Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | May 7, 2018 | Patricio G. Balona
    “I have an emergency,” the woman said. “The dogs attacked. I have a shepherd, my husband’s PTSD service dog.”
  • Fairbanks Man Shoots Pit Bull Attacking Dog Being Walked By Two Girls

    04/19/2018 11:37:51 PM PDT · by Norski · 132 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...
  • Editorial: Unleash efforts to regulate pit bulls

    04/15/2018 5:46:30 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 88 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.
  • 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...
  • 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>