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  • No tip for US waitress with LGBT tattoo

    08/16/2017 8:01:55 AM PDT · by Salman · 92 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 August 2017 | Sherie Ryder
    Waiting staff in the US rely heavily on their tips to make up for their low wages, but one server in Rockford, Illinois, was surprised to find the reason for the lack of a gratuity written on a receipt. "Can't tip someone who doesn't love Jesus! Bad tatoo [sic]" wrote the customer, instead of a tip, for Samantha Heaton, who bears rainbow-coloured equality bars on her arm, and has been serving at Buffalo Wild Wings for a year. "It was shocking. I couldn't help but feel hurt," Samantha told the BBC. "I would've openly discussed my tattoo with them, had...
  • Police identify boy mauled by dogs; mother allegedly left child in trampoline

    07/29/2017 8:27:02 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 26 replies
    KVIA ^ | 7/28/17 | --
    "The child had been left by his mother in an enclosed trampoline in the backyard where there were four dogs," police said in a news release. ... Hernandez's grandmother told ABC-7 she knew the family and had a friendly relationship with them, but had brought it to their attention that the dogs were aggressive and always escaping the backyard.
  • Pit bulls violently attack Upstate NY girl waiting for school bus; owner arrested

    06/07/2017 8:47:42 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 50 replies
    Post Standard Syracuse NY ^ | June 7, 2017 at 7:52 AM | BY BEN AXELSON baxelson@nyup.com
    A 12-year-old Herkimer girl is still recovering a week after she was viciously attacked by two pit bulls as she waited for her school bus. The incident happened on May 31, when the girl was with other children waiting at a bus stop on North Main Street in Herkimer, about 15 miles east of Utica. According to Herkimer police, one of the dogs latched onto the victim's arm and violently flung her into the air and back down to the ground, breaking her ulna and radius bones and causing severe puncture wounds. Herkimer firefighters treated the girl at the scene,...
  • Nevada pit bull mauls 6-month-old baby to death

    05/11/2017 8:33:32 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 70 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 11, 2017
    A 6-month-old from Hawaii was mauled to death Monday by her family's pit bull. Layla Tsuda, who said she was with the girl, told KHON-TV that the baby was playing in a baby walker inside their home in northwest Las Vegas valley when she was attacked. Tsuda reportedly went to the bathroom and when she came back she found the dog mauling the girl. Tsuda was able to stop the attack, but the baby already suffered major injuries, according to KTNV. The child was rushed to the hospital where she died.
  • Woman attacked, killed by own dog

    04/28/2017 8:31:55 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 202 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 28 APRIL 2017 | ABC 7 CHICAGO
    UPPER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. -- Police are investigating a tragedy where a woman was attacked and killed by her own dog in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County. It happened before 1:30 p.m. Thursday on Spring White Drive. Police say the woman, believed to be in her 30's, was attacked by her dog on the rear deck of her home. She was taken to Lehigh Valley Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
  • Boy mauled by pit bull while playing with friends

    04/21/2017 11:00:26 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 21 replies
    © 2017 NYP HOLDINGS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ^ | April 21, 2017 | 10:44am | By Natalie Musumeci
    A toddler was mauled by a pit bull as he played with other kids on a Rockland County street, horrific footage of the attack shows. The 41-second clip shows the dog charging at the 3-year-old child, dragging him to the ground and tossing him around like a rag doll. The boy, wearing yellow pants, can then be seen struggling to crawl away. Moments later, people can be seen rushing over to help, with one man pulling the dog away by its collar. Police captured the dog... Photos ... show the side of the child’s face and neck bloodied from the...
  • Video Shows Pit Bulls Attacking Man, Dog On Catalina Island

    04/21/2017 7:12:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 04/20/2017
    A man was airlifted to a Los Angeles hospital after two pit bulls attacked him and his Jack Russell terrier on Santa Catalina Island. ... The victim... he had taken a boat trip out to Catalina with his dog, Josh. He said the two were strolling on the pier when two 11-year-old pit bulls went after his dog. When he attempted to protect Josh, the pit bulls came after him, ripping out a piece of his calf and biting both his arms, he said. Avalon Harbor Patrol officers eventually pulled the dogs off of him. Brady was airlifted to UCLA...
  • 2 Malcolm X descendants charged in truck theft, dog abuse

    01/27/2017 7:54:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2017 3:58 PM EST | David Dishneau
    A daughter and granddaughter of slain black nationalist Malcolm X have been charged with stealing a rental truck that was found in southern Maryland carrying seven pit bulls in what police described Friday as inhumane conditions. Malikah Saban Shabazz, 51, of Berlin, New Hampshire, and her daughter Bettih Bahiyah Shabazz, 19, of Stark, New Hampshire, were released in Charles County on Thursday after posting bond of $2,000 each, according to online court records. The records do not list defense attorneys, and calls to the women’s possible telephone numbers were either not answered or not returned. The women were arrested Wednesday...
  • Beloved pet ‘Scarface’ freaks out, mauls family when they tried to put a holiday sweater on him

    01/02/2017 6:34:29 AM PST · by kevcol · 75 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | January 2, 2017 | Carmine Sabia
    A Florida pitbull freaked out on its family, hospitalizing two of them, when they attempted to put a Christmas sweater on him. The dog, named Scarface, attacked its owner Brenda Guerrero when she went to put the garment on him and then bit her husband, Ismael Guerrero when he struggled to wrestle the angry dog off of his wife, WFTS reported. The Guerrero’s adult son Antoine Harris was next to attempt a rescue by stabbing Scarface in the head with a knife, but he too was attacked. All three family members ran into the home and left the dog in...
  • Abandoned pit bull may become first to join New York police department

    11/19/2016 10:03:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    KFOR ^ | NOVEMBER 19, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    Several communities across the country have enacted breed bans on pit bulls, but now a police department in New York is taking a closer look at the breed. In fact, the Poughkeepsie Police Department is hoping that one pit bull will change a negative stigma on the breed. “Unlike what I had heard in the past about the dogs, she is social. She’s smart. She’s agile and she was fairly easy to train,” said Deputy George Carlson, a K9 trainer for Ulster County Sheriff’s Department. According to CBS 2, Kiah was found at a Texas animal shelter after her owner...
  • Woman mauled to death, son injured in Conifer dog attack ( Colorado )

    08/30/2016 7:17:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    KDVR ^ | August 30, 2016
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- A woman was killed and her son was injured after they were attacked by two dogs on Monday night ... in the Conifer area. The sheriff's office said two suspected terrier-pit bull mix dogs were involved in the attack... Investigators said they received a call from the son about 7 p.m. saying he and his mother had been attacked. When deputies arrived, they did all they could to save the woman's life, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • Las Vegas: Friend's pit bull fatally mauls boy

    08/19/2016 4:33:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    KOLO ^ | Aug 18, 2016
    Police in Las Vegas say a dog that fatally mauled a 9-year-old boy was a family pet at a house the boy was visiting. ... Police Officer Jesse Roybal said .. animal control officers took custody of the dog, which was described as a pit bull.
  • 3-day-old baby killed by family dogs (guess the breed)

    06/28/2016 7:28:02 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 100 replies
    New York Post ^ | 06/28/16
    Police in Central California say two family dogs killed a 3-day-old baby after her mother left her on the couch and walked away for a few seconds... The girl’s mother had left the door open because it was hot and she thought the dogs were tied up in the back yard. The baby died at a hospital shortly after the attack. the two male dogs, which are believed to be a mix of shar-pei and pit bull are owned by the woman’s brother.
  • Cops fatally shoot pit bull that mauled Shih Tzu to death

    05/05/2016 8:48:02 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 41 replies
    © 2016 NYP HOLDINGS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ^ | May 5, 2016 | 1:17am | By Tom Wilson and C.J. Sullivan
    Cops shot and killed a pit bull after it mauled a smaller dog to death in upper Manhattan Wednesday. Jada, a Shih Tzu, was being walked at Hillside Avenue and Sickles Street in Inwood at 7 p.m. when the bigger dog attacked. Rafael Alvarez, 40, who had been caring for Jada for a friend, suffered a lacerated hand trying to save her. Two cops rushed to help, but when they couldn’t stop the attack, one shot the pit bull twice. The pit bull’s owner wasn’t charged because he was trying to put a leash on the dog at the time.
  • Greyhound injured in Pitbull attack succumbs to injuries

    04/27/2016 12:25:48 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 62 replies
    The Times has learned that Reginald, the greyhound that was attacked in a recent incident has passed away. A mixed breed pit bull jumped out of a vehicle from the parking lot of the Bodine’s Market on South Main Street, attacking both Reginald and his owner Lisa Matthaeus. Reggie suffered deep gashes to both sides of his neck. The skin on both of his legs was taken completely off. Lisa was also injured trying to intervene, suffering broken fingers and a severed tendon. “Reggie” was a retired Greyhound racer who was adopted by the Matthaeus family. The attacking dog, Rocky,...
  • Family dog fatally mauls newborn baby

    04/22/2016 9:23:33 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 142 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 22, 2016 | PAULINE REPARD
    A 3-day-old baby was fatally mauled by a pet dog in front of the child's parents at their Mira Mesa home Thursday night, San Diego police said Friday. The parents were in bed, watching TV, with their newborn son and pit bull-mix dog when the mother coughed, startling the dog, child abuse unit Sgt. Tu Nguyen said. The dog reacted by biting the baby, he said. The parents pulled the animal off and raced the child to a hospital, where he was declared dead.
  • Cannabis: scientists call for action amid mental health concerns

    04/15/2016 9:55:27 AM PDT · by familyop · 103 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 15 April 2016 | Ian Sample Science editor
    The call for action from scientists in the UK, US, Europe and Australia reflects a growing consensus among experts that frequent cannabis use can increase the risk of psychosis...In the UK, cannabis is the most popular illegal drug, and according to Public Health England data, more young people enter treatment centres for help with cannabis than any other drug, alcohol included.
  • Three year old bitten by pit bull; dog owner charged

    03/31/2016 5:03:23 AM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    WITN ^ | March 30, 2016
    GREENVILLE, NC...The dog was in a fenced in backyard at 303 Cadillac Street and pushed his way out of the gate, according to GPD spokeswoman Kristen Hunter. Hunter says the gate was only secured by a cement block and that the dog made its way to the neighbor's front yard where it ended up biting the child's leg. The police spokeswoman says the child had a "pretty significant" injury. The owner of the dog, Tobisha Willoughby, was charged with a leash law violation, as well as given a rabies vaccination notice.
  • Pit Bull Mauls Horses at Cabot Training Center

    02/26/2016 11:38:39 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 45 replies
    Fox 16 ^ | Updated 02/26 2016 12:09AM | By Jessi Turnure
    CABOT, Ark. - A pit bull attack almost turned deadly for two horses at Roman's Training Center in Cabot. Trainer June Roman said a pit bull came out of the woods Sunday and attacked two of her American Paints, Porche and Flashy. "No provocation whatsoever," Roman said. "Just murder on his mind. He was ripping Flashy's nose and leg off." "She [Porche] was covered in blood on her legs, her face, chunks hanging off," said Dana Bailey, Porche's owner. "I was just crying because I have the horse gene and she's my baby." After the horses stomped the pit bull,...
  • Sanford woman mauled by pit bulls had long history with dogs ( Florida )

    02/21/2016 7:41:37 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Feb. 19, 2016 | Rene Stutzman
    a Sanford police officer rushed into a third-floor apartment and shot five pit bull dogs as they attacked Virginia Farley, a 50-year-old woman who was taking care of several of her grandchildren. She was critically injured, hurt so badly that six days later she still was unresponsive in an intensive care unit ... 6 pits, 3 kids, 2 adults. It's not clear why there were six pit bulls in Virginia Farley's two-bedroom apartment on Jan. 19, but Seminole County Animal Services records provide a big clue. Farley has a long, checkered history with pit bulls, according to public records. So...