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  • Police: Columbia woman reportedly mauled to death by dog

    09/04/2018 11:01:47 PM PDT · by Norski · 78 replies
    WBAL TV news 11 ^ | September 4, 2018 | Barry Simms
    COLUMBIA, Md. — A woman was mauled to death by a dog she adopted two weeks ago, Howard County police said. County police said officers were called to a house Sept. 3 on Tamar Drive for a report that a woman had been mauled to death by what police described as a pit bull. Officers found Robin Conway, 64, dead in her backyard with significant injuries. The cause of Conway's death will be determined in an autopsy by the state medical examiner. A family member reported that Conway's husband found her injured in their yard around 7:20 p.m. with the...
  • Pit bull stops armed robbery after victim’s friends turn dog loose on suspect

    08/22/2018 10:04:49 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 44 replies
    wqad ^ | 08/20/2018
    CHICAGO — A pit bull went after and helped capture a suspected armed robber in Chicago last week, authorities say. Prosecutors said Marshon Hannah, 18, pulled a gun on a man in a gated property on the 4900 block of South Marshfield Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood last Friday. According to the Chicago Tribune, Hannah displayed a .38-caliber Colt revolver and made the victim turn over his belongings and a set of keys. Friends of the homeowner said they saw what happened and turned a pit bull loose on Hannah. They said Hannah tried to shoot the...
  • Meet Dallas, the pit bull saved from a Canadian dogfighting ring to get K-9 training

    08/16/2018 10:09:04 PM PDT · by Norski · 23 replies
    MetroUSA ^ | august 13, 2018 | Sam Newhouse
    'Ontario 21' pit bull saved from fighting will get training for K-9 work in Philly area with the Throw Away Dogs Project. By Sam Newhouse Dallas, a pit bull rescued from an Ontario dog-fighting ring, was facing euthanasia but now is entering training as a K-9. A pit bull who has led a precarious life for years – discovered in a massive Canadian dogfighting ring, scheduled for execution by animal welfare authorities and then freed by court order – is now on the way to a very unexpected second act: K-9 police dog training in the Philly area through the...
  • Woman killed by neighborhood dogs [Guess]

    08/13/2018 1:25:49 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    www.montgomeryherald.com ^ | Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 11:47 am | Updated: 11:48 am, Fri Aug 10, 2018. | Staff
    Montgomery County Sheriff Chris Watkins released this statement Friday, August 10. On Thursday, August 9, 2018, a resident of a Lake Tillery development on the western side of Montgomery County went missing while taking her daily walk. After several hours the 66 year old female did not return home. Her husband called neighbors and friends who searched the area. They were unable to locate her and call 911. Sheriff’s deputies and search and rescue were sent to the scene. Within hours she was discovered deceased on the side of an unused road within the development. An investigation was conducted with...
  • Woman killed by neighborhood dogs(Dog of Love Update)

    08/11/2018 5:08:08 PM PDT · by Revel · 102 replies
    On Thursday, August 9, 2018, a resident of a Lake Tillery development on the western side of Montgomery County went missing while taking her daily walk. After several hours the 66 year old female did not return home. Her husband called neighbors and friends who searched the area. They were unable to locate her and call 911. Sheriff’s deputies and search and rescue were sent to the scene. Within hours she was discovered deceased on the side of an unused road within the development. An investigation was conducted with the assistance of the Medical Examiner’s Office, NC Wildlife Resources Commission...
  • Springfield, Missouri votes down ban on acquiring new pit bulls

    First-ever election win for pit bull advocates SPRINGFIELD, Missouri––Out-spending voices for animal and human safety by a margin perhaps as high as $10,000 to $1.00, pit bull advocates on August 7, 2018 celebrated their first-ever defeat of a pit bull ban in a municipal general election. Reversing the outcome of earlier attempts to repeal pit bull bans in Miami-Dade County, Florida, and Aurora, Colorado, pit bull advocates in Springfield, Missouri polled at least 21,142 votes, or 68% of the votes cast, against 9,772 votes (32%) for the ban. Older breed-specific ordinance remains in effect Opened Question 1 on the Springfield...
  • Woman's warning to pit bull owners after gentle dog cost her an ARM - Warning Graphic

    08/05/2018 9:36:20 AM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 88 replies
    Mirror ^ | February 2, 2018 | Patricia Murphy
    Woman's warning to pit bull owners after "gentle" dog launched sudden vicious attack which cost her an ARM WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Yasmin Adam was left lying in a pool of blood after her pet savaged her flesh then chewed on her bone.Yasmin said she used to allow Sir Hinkles to sleep in her bed every night. Doctors at Broward General Hospital, Florida, battled to save Yasmin's left arm for three weeks before it was decided that amputation was the only way forward. She said: "It was the most painful thing I've ever experienced in my life. "I could see the...
  • South Side Woman Killed By Pit Bull

    08/04/2018 10:08:00 PM PDT · by Norski · 247 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | August 4, 2018 | staff
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A 57-year-old woman is killed after being attacked by a pit bull on Chicago’s far South Side. It happened near 101st and South Calhoun around noon Saturday. Police said when officers arrived at the scene, the dog charged at them. Both officers fired their guns killing the dog. The victim was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. The dog bit her throughout her body, including her neck. Police are still investigating. It’s unclear where the dog’s owner was. CBS 2 has confirmed the woman’s name is Karen Brown. Her nickname was “Punchie.” pw South...
  • Why Pit Bull Type Dogs Fail as Police Dogs

    08/03/2018 3:36:24 PM PDT · by Norski · 90 replies
    http://banallpitbulls.blogspot.com ^ | June 18, 2017 | Thomas McCartney
    Here is what is happening with pit bulls used by law enforcement. The dogs are cherry picked from shelters by Animal Farm Foundation (extreme pit bull advocacy with unlimited funds). The dogs receive a few weeks of training by a professional paid by AFF, The dogs are then given, free of charge, to cash-strapped police departments. Cities that can afford better, obtain bred-for-task dogs, frequently bred and trained in Europe. The traditional police dog has already been extensively trained before it even gets on the plane and gets another 14 weeks training with the new handler in the United States....
  • 2-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Attacked By Pit Bulls

    08/02/2018 3:47:37 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 43 replies
    CBS Channel 3 ^ | August 1, 2018 | Staff
    https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/08/01/sources-toddler-adult-hospitalized-following-dog-attack-in-port-richmond/
  • A Montreal Beach Just Banned All Dogs After A Pit Bull Attacked A Swimmer

    07/13/2018 10:42:52 PM PDT · by Norski · 42 replies
    mtlblog.com ^ | July 13, 2018 | Sara Lombardo
    Pit bulls have never had the best reputation in Montreal, or really in any other city. Especially over the last couple years there's been a lot of back and forth on whether or not a pit bull ban will be enforced in the city. After Valerie Plante was elected mayor, dog owners thought the fight was over as the pit bull ban was revoked. But, for the last few months Bill 128 has still been in talks, and it doesn't look good for the dogs. Despite the bad rep, there are still a few places in and around Montreal that...
  • It's a first in York County: Rock Hill man accused of using pit bull to attack wife

    07/04/2018 1:17:24 AM PDT · by Norski · 24 replies
    The Herald ^ | July 3, 2018 | Andrew Dys
    A Rock Hill man has been charged with domestic violence against his wife involving — the man's pit bull. John Louis Walch, 59, is accused of opening a cage that held his pit bull in June and urging it to attack his wife, according to police and court records. Walch's wife was found under attack by the dog by responding officers, police said. Officers had to shoot the dog to stop the attack, police said. The use of a dog of any kind as a weapon in domestic violence is a first in York County, said Jenny Desch, the 16th...
  • Woman in critical condition after being attacked by her own dog

    07/04/2018 1:03:05 AM PDT · by Norski · 66 replies
    abcnewschannel3 Palm Springs ^ | July 3, 2018 | Jesus Reyes
    <p>PALM SPRINGS, Calif.- - A woman is in critical condition after being attacked by her own dog in Palm Springs Monday evening.</p> <p>Palm Springs police said they received numerous reports from residents in the 5300 block of Waverly Drive that a pit bull was attacking its owner Monday at around 6:15 p.m.</p>
  • U.S. Dog Bite Fatalities Over a 13-Year Period- Breeds of Dogs Involved, Age Groups + (2005 to 2017)

    06/26/2018 12:44:27 AM PDT · by Norski · 160 replies
    Dogsbite.org ^ | May 3, 2018 | Staff
    Austin, TX, May 03, 2018 --(PR.com)-- DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks, releases a multi-year U.S. dog bite fatality report. From January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2017, canines killed at least 433 people. The majority of these victims were ages 10 and older. The 9-page report examines over 20 factors involved in fatal dog maulings and key changing metrics since a government body last examined this issue in 2000. The 13-year report shows that pit bulls contributed to 66% of all dog bite fatalities. Within this period, deaths attributed to pit bulls...
  • 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 · 71 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,...