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  • Animal lover killed by dog he had adopted just hours earlier

    11/19/2015 8:36:55 AM PST · by Perseverando · 83 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 19, 2015 | Mark Molloy
    Dog lover Anthony Riggs was killed by a Rottweiler he had adopted from an animal control centre Anthony Riggs had adopted the dog Photo: Jackson Madison County Rabies Control Tributes have been paid to a Tennessee man who was 'mauled to death' by a stray dog he had adopted on the day he died. Anthony Riggs was attacked by a five-year-old male Rottweiler that had been taken in by a county-run animal control facility. "He never hesitated to be with dogs. Sometimes I thought he related to dogs better than to people," his ex-wife Adrienne Riggs told the Jackson Sun....
  • Deadly pit bull attack: Breed can be risky because it won't let go, dog warden says

    11/16/2015 6:23:25 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 33 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 11.16.15 | Elizabeth Doran
    The 2-year-old pit bull named Diesel was in the family's living room about 7:15 p.m. Sunday playing with Lisa M. Cittadino's three daughters ages 7, 10 and 12 when Diesel turned on the child, deputies said. Cittadino, 32, toid police she turned her back momentarily and heard screams from her son and daughters. Police said the child was near the dog's food dish, which may have caused the dog to attack. pit bulls are more dangerous than other breeds because they are hard to stop once they have started to attack. "The thing about pit bulls is if things go...
  • Family's pet pit bull kills 11-month-old in Oneida County

    11/16/2015 10:50:40 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 48 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | November 16, 2015 at 12:58 PM | By Elizabeth Doran
    An 11-month-old boy was attacked and killed by the family's pet pit bull last night, according to Oneida County Sheriff Robert M. Maciol. The incident occurred about 7:15 p.,m. at a home at 2700 State Route 12B in the town of Marshall in Oneida County. The 2-year-old pit bull named Diesel was in the family's living room playing with Lisa M. Cittadino's three daughters ages 7, 10 and 12, police said. Cittadino, 32, tolid police she turned her back momentarily and then heard screams from her son and daughters. Cittadino said she saw the dog attacking her son, and began...
  • 9-Year-Old Girl Dies After Long Island Pit Bull Attack

    11/08/2015 8:17:27 PM PST · by CaptainK · 57 replies
    A 9-year-old girl died Sunday after a pit bull attacked her while she played with friends in a Long Island backyard, authorities said. Nassau County police officers responded to a 911 call at a Holland Avenue house in Elmont at around 10:30 a.m. and found the dog attacking the girl. When one of the officers entered the yard from the house, the dog charged at the officer, who shot and killed the animal, said Detective Michael Bitsko. "It was a violent attack," he said. "They had to put the dog down." The girl's identity hasn't been disclosed by police. There...
  • 5-Year-Old Boy Days Away From Sixth Birthday Mauled to Death

    10/20/2015 1:56:56 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    Inside Eddition via Yahoo News ^ | 10/20/15 | Caitlin Nolan
    A little boy just two days shy of his sixth birthday was killed after he was attacked by two dogs and mauled to death in Texas, officials said. Tanner Smith, a kindergartener who would have turned six on Tuesday, was severely bitten numerous times by two pit bulls around 7 p.m. Sunday while the boy was at a family friend’s Vidor home, the Orange County Sheriff's Department told INSIDE EDITION. Tanner was bitten about 16 times, with one bit going through an artery in his neck, his grandmother, Melissa Phillips, told KFDM News.
  • Former Olympian Saves 8-Year-Old Boy From Pit Bull Attack

    09/21/2015 6:38:53 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 33 replies
    cbslocal ^ | 21 Sept 2015 | Vince Gerasole
    U.S. on the 1992 Olympic boxing team; “Every time he’d reach, I’d counter,” he said. “He had my hand in his mouth.” At one point, Nicholson said he was down on one knee, choking the dog. Nicholson suffered bites to his legs, stomach, and hands. “He was strong as hell,” Nicholson said.
  • Horrific: Pit Bulls Caught on Video Mauling Man in Street in Front of Dogs’ Owner (GRAPHIC)

    09/15/2015 11:09:47 PM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 16 replies
    Blaze ^ | Sept 12, 2015 | Dave Urbanski
    Francesco Bove is lucky to be alive. The 62-year-old artist was so viciously mauled by two pit bulls in the Bronx on Friday that a priest read him his last rites outside a church. “I think I’m going to die,” Bove said at the time according to his son Anthony. “But the priest made him promise that he will fight until the end.” A cellphone camera from a tenement caught the attack in which the canines were seen repeatedly biting Bove. At one point they dragged him from the middle of the street to the curb, each taking a shoulder.
  • Dramatic moment heroic priest ripped off his shirt to help stem the blood loss

    09/14/2015 11:36:15 AM PDT · by mware · 34 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | 10:08 EST, 14 September 2015 | By Anneta Konstantinides and Josh Gardner For Dailymail.com
    Cynthia Oliver, 55, has been charged with assault and reckless endangerment after allegedly ordering the animals to attack Police said she let her two pit bulls off their leash after arguing with Francesco Bove outside her apartment in the Bronx Father Jonathan Morris of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the Bronx offered Bove his last rites but insisted he fight on as hard as possible Shocking footage filmed from an apartment above the street shows the man being dragged and mauled by the dogs Police said Bove suffered severe nerve damage to his arms and lacerations to his...
  • California man killed, woman badly hurt in pit bull attack

    09/09/2015 4:23:14 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 67 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 9/9/15 | Dan Whitcomb
    A 65-year-old man was killed and a woman seriously hurt when they were attacked by two pit bulls in Southern California, police and local media said on Wednesday.
  • Spared pit bull mix attacks teen; euthanized hours later

    <p>PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say a pit bull mix deemed "sociable" on behavioral tests was euthanized after viciously attacking his new owner's teenage daughter on the day he was brought home.</p> <p>40-year-old Stephen Neira bought Alex on Thursday after seeing him on a website for rescuing "death row" pets.</p>
  • U.S. Mint Police Reportedly Shoot Dog Following Hermann Street Attac

    07/21/2015 2:42:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Hoodline ^ | Tue. July 21, 2015
    At least one dog was reportedly shot by U.S. Mint police following what is described as an attack this morning before 7am. Witness and former Hoodline contributor Meaghan C., who was chased by the dogs moments before they were shot, recounted her experience this morning to Hoodline: "I was running to the gym around 5:45am this morning. When I turned onto Hermann from Webster two pit bulls started chasing after me. I was caught off guard and ran into the street but they didn't follow me. It looked like the two dogs — one was white, the other darker (maybe...
  • 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.
  • 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

    01/02/2015 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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>
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Florida boy, 4, mauled to death by pit bulls, officials say

    07/20/2014 7:53:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 43 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.
  • Pit bull owner's mother says kids provoked Syracuse dog attack that injured 2

    07/16/2014 9:42:01 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies
    © 2014 Syracuse Media Group All rights reserved ^ | July 16, 2014 at 12:04 PM | By Jacob Pucci | jpucci@syracuse.com
    <p>Syracuse, N.Y. -- Two were taken to a nearby hospital with dog bite wounds after they were attacked by a pit bull this morning.</p> <p>Elizabeth Whitehead, of 211 Pattison St., has been taking care of her son's dog, Chaos, since he's been in jail.</p>
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Woman’s claim KFC kicked out 3-year-old disfigured granddaughter a hoax: report

    06/23/2014 9:28:14 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 24 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 6/23/2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    A Mississippi woman’s story of her disfigured 3-year-old granddaughter being discriminated against and kicked out of a Jackson KFC in May was made up, an investigation has found, the Laurel Leader-Call reported.
  • Report claims story about injured girl asked to leave KFC was a hoax

    06/24/2014 5:24:00 AM PDT · by silent_jonny · 39 replies
    wtvr.com CBS 6 ^ | June 24, 2014
    JACKSON, Miss. – Her story, and smile, captured the hearts of Internet users across the country. But now it appears at least some of the circumstances about the disfigured child asked to leave a Mississippi KFC due to her facial scars are untrue. When the story broke earlier this month, it was reported three-year-old Victoria Wilcher was asked by a KFC worker to leave the restaurant when other customers complained about looking at her injuries while they ate. The child, her family said, had been mauled by pit bulls. While the pit bull attack is not being question, what...
  • 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 KFC

    06/15/2014 2:05:33 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 28 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | June 15, 2014 | QMI AGENCY
    Residents in Jackson, Miss., are putting the heat on a local KFC outlet after a three-year-old girl who was attacked by pit bulls was asked to leave because her scars scared customers. Kelly Mullins, Victoria Wilcher's grandmother, told WAPT News that they received the rude request after ordering some food at the restaurant last week. "They just told us, they said, 'We have to ask you to leave because her face is disrupting our customers.' (Victoria) understood exactly what they said," Mullins told the station. "The right side of her face is paralyzed. She's got a lot of surgeries to...
  • 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...
  • Marion deputies search for culprit after 17 pit bulls stolen from yard

    06/11/2014 7:52:13 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 6 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | 06/10/2004 | Michelle Dendy
    OCALA, Fla. - Marion County deputies are searching for the culprit they say stole 17 pit bull puppies from an Ocala back yard on Monday evening. Deputies said the theft was reported from a back yard at NW 49th Avenue between 8 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., when one of the owners left to get dinner. Seventeen dogs, including two adult female pit bulls and 15 puppies between 3 and 4 weeks old, were stolen from locked cages in the backyard. The owner said she saw a burgundy car outside of the house before she left for dinner, but didn't think...