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  • Horrified Dog Owner Returns Home to Find Two Pit Bulls Killed Three of her Beloved Pets

    04/07/2014 8:27:42 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 156 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/8/2014 | By ASSOCIATED PRESS and ALEXANDRA KLAUSNER
    Two pit bulls broke through a fence in a Nevada community, entered a neighbor's home through a dog door and killed three dogs inside while the residents were away, animal control officers said. Jennifer, a resident of the home in the Reno suburb of Spanish Springs returned Friday to find Jill, a black lab, Gucci, a shih tzu, and Buddy a Pekingese dead inside inside the house on Reiger Springs Drive. The dogs were seized and their owner is facing a citation, said Barry Brode, director of Washoe County Animal Services. The pit bulls could be euthanized if a judge...
  • Pit bulls attack 3 before being shot [ San Diego ]

    04/02/2014 5:41:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | .April 1, 2014 | Pauline Repard
    Three rampaging pit bulls attacked three Bay Terraces residents and sent them scrambling for safety Tuesday morning before a San Diego police officer shot the dogs. ... A 78-year-old retired Navy chief was bitten first, when he went outside to get his newspaper. The animals then charged a woman and bit her ankle before she could scale a neighbor’s 4-foot fence. Then the dogs turned on 19-year-old Michael Ward, who stepped out of his Petal Drive house to find out why a woman was yelling. “She was trying to get away from three large pit bulls,” Ward said. “Then they...
  • Woman, 85, 'mauled to death by two large pitbulls inside her home after they broke down the door

    04/01/2014 6:38:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Apr 01, 2014 | James Nye
    Police in Texas have said they believe that an 85-year-old died about a savage attack by two pit-bulls inside her own home on Monday. Dorothy Hamilton was found by her son lying in the living room of her home in Kaufman along with two 'very large and aggressive' dogs. Authorities said that her son had been keeping the dogs in a bedroom in the house for several months and they appear to have broken through the door and attacked Hamilton. However, police have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death as neighbors revealed the dogs have a...
  • Pit bull mauls Texas woman and 2-year-old daughter: cops

    04/01/2014 11:07:08 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 36 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 10:21 AM | BY MICHAEL WALSH
    Chelsi Camp, 23, of League City, Tex., tried to protect her little girl from her boyfriend's pit bull before police arrived and shot the aggressive dog. The girl is still in critical condition
  • Fighting dog attacked baby girl in pram ( Sweden )

    03/30/2014 12:58:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    The Local ^ | 30 Mar 2014
    A 10-month-old baby girl was rushed to hospital after she was attacked and dragged out of her pram by an American staffordshire terrier in northern Sweden. The attack took place in Härnösand when the dog suddenly jumped into the child's pram and bit the infant. After managing to get a hold of the baby the dog then dragged the child down a hill before witnesses intervened.
  • Mickey the Pit Bull Won’t Be Killed After Mauling 4-year-old

    03/27/2014 3:49:24 PM PDT · by kingattax · 29 replies
    Epoch Times/AP ^ | March 26, 2014
    PHOENIX—A Phoenix judge on Tuesday spared the life of a pit bull that mauled a 4-year-old boy last month and touched off a polarizing Internet debate on mercy, blame and animal violence. Municipal Court Judge Deborah Griffin ruled that the dog named Mickey must be neutered, defanged and microchipped. She declared the dog vicious earlier in the day and could have ordered euthanasia. “There would be absolutely no possibility of the animal ever doing this to someone again,” Griffin said, saying the dog must remain in a facility for the rest of its life and can’t be adopted. The Lexus...
  • Dog Cult Prays For Pit Bull That Mauled A Child

    03/23/2014 7:50:49 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 43 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 23, 2014 | JP
    “Save Mickey.” So pleads the Facebook page lamenting that the pit bull faces “the death penalty” just because he mauled four-year-old Kevin Vicente. The Phoenix, Arizona boy was hospitalized with a broken eye socket, check bone and lower jaw bone. “He still can’t open his eye,” said Dr. Salvatore Lettieri, chief of cosmetic surgery at Maricopa Medical Center. “Well need to fix the tear duct drainage system,” said the surgeon. “That is, if he makes tears.” Meanwhile, there are no tears shed for poor young Kevin on Mickey’s Facebook page, which announces that 50,000 people have signed a petition (on...
  • Pueblo Woman Attacked By Dogs After Getting Off Bus ( Pit Bulls : Colorado )

    03/20/2014 7:49:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    KKTV ^ | Mar 20, 2014
    A 20-year-old woman was taken to the hospital Tuesday night after she was attacked by two dogs. Juliann Hernandez says she was getting off the bus from a day of classes at a community college in Pueblo. She says she was attacked near 8th and Utica Avenue in Pueblo, completely unprovoked. ... Her dad says once they saw what was happening, the family came out of their home to help. "One of them got a hold of her, clamped her then my wife and another daughter came out here, tried to scare them off, wouldn't go ... The Humane...
  • Woman seriously injured after being attacked by pit bulls while jogging

    03/06/2014 6:35:19 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    KTRK ^ | March 05, 2014 | Jessica Willey
    HOUSTON - A woman is in in the hospital with very serious injuries after being viciously attacked by two dogs in southeast Houston. The victim, Monica Garza, is at Memorial Hermann Hospital Southeast. Her brother says she is stable and responding well to treatment and alive because of what he says is one man's selfless act. Charles Jordan has some injuries to show for his heroics. But they are nothing compared to what Garza endured. "They told us, 'I think she has 56 bites,'" ... One had her by the arm and the other had her by the leg and...
  • Advice new dog causes allergy reaction to toddler

    03/05/2014 6:32:43 PM PST · by mojo114 · 73 replies
    Toddler gets allergic reaction to new Chocolate Lab puppy. The child loves the dog and the dog is a great dog.
  • Three-Year-Old Killed By Family Pit Bull

    02/25/2014 9:56:43 PM PST · by Arthurio · 26 replies
    Police in High Point say a 3-year-old child has been killed in the home by the family's pet pit bull terrier. Authorities say High Point police officers were called Monday afternoon about a child bitten by a pit bull terrier. A family member rushed the child to High Point Regional Hospital.
  • Pit Bull Attack Leaves One Toddler Dead

    02/18/2014 12:54:08 PM PST · by Arthurio · 60 replies
    A pit bull attack left a 2-year-old girl in critical condition Monday morning and after being admit to a local area hospital, the girl died as a result of her injuries. According to KWTX, the 2-year-old girl was from Temple Texas and has been identified as Je’vaeh Mayes. Corporal Christopher Wilcox told reporters that officers were dispatched at around 11:30 am Monday morning to a home in the 800 block of East Avenue E. with reports of a dog bite. KBTX stated that the dog which allegedly bit the girl was a pit bull that the family had been watching...
  • 6-year-old boy hospitalized after dog attack (Pit Bull Alert)

    02/14/2014 5:18:16 PM PST · by Arthurio · 22 replies
    SALT LAKE CITY — A 6-year-old boy has been hospitalized after an attack by a neighbor's pit bull. April Hancock said she was watching out a window Wednesday evening as her son, Wyatt Abraham, was playing soccer in a neighbor's yard and the dog snapped its chain. The dog's owner wrestled the animal off, but released it as Wyatt began to run away, and the dog attacked again, Hancock said. Wyatt was severely bitten on his face, requiring hours of reconstructive surgery, and another surgery is scheduled for deep puncture wounds to his arm. Read more at
  • Father Accused Of Killing His Baby, Feeding Her To A Pit Bull

    02/11/2014 8:54:43 AM PST · by Arthurio · 26 replies
    inquisitr ^ | 2-10-14
    A Brooklyn father is accused of killing his one-year-old daughter, dismembering her, and feeding her to the family’s pit bull. Serenity Brown vanished in 2006. However, her mother did not report her missing until 2011. Three years later, authorities are still trying to determine exactly what happened to the little girl. Although the incident allegedly happened in 2006, Serenity’s mother, Paula Johnson, failed to report the crime for five years. In 2011, Social workers visited the family’s home as Johnson’s 12-year-old son has been skipping school. The workers became concerned as Serenity was listed as a resident but was not...
  • Woman Attacked By Pit Bull During Seizure (Dogs of Peace)

    01/09/2014 11:24:49 AM PST · by ransomnote · 15 replies ^ | January 8, 2014 | Jon David Kahn
    BAKERSFIELD, Ca. - Kern Animal Control, Kern County Fire and Kern County Sheriff's Department officials responded Wednesday morning to a home in northwest Bakersfield after 911 received a call about a woman being attacked by a pit bull. Ryan Dunbier, Senior Deputy with the KCSO, said two women, ages 21 and 22, were at home when one of the women began having a seizure. The dog is owned by one of the women and her boyfriend. He told 23ABC that his significant other was attempting to help the woman having a seizure when the dog attacked, thinking the two were...
  • Woman killed in violent pit bull mauling, two others injured

    01/05/2014 12:44:26 PM PST · by eastforker · 57 replies
    click2Houston ^ | 1/5/14 | Ryan Jones
    A pack of pit bulls attacked and killed one woman and injured two other people in southeast Houston, according to HPD. Police said the group was near the intersection of Leonora and Glen Prairie when three pit bulls attacked them at around 2 a.m. on Sunday
  • 'Like a chainsaw going wild': Tucson man recounts vicious pit bull attack (Tuscon, Dogs of Peace)

    01/03/2014 5:45:29 PM PST · by ransomnote · 34 replies ^ | Dec. 20, 2013 | Marcelino Benito
    TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Blood dripped down the cabinets. "They were within a minute of killing me," said John Bakker. But the bloodshed was not caused by people. "It was like trying to grab a chainsaw that was going wild,"said Bakker. This was caused by pit bulls. Two to be exact, that viciously ripped into Bakker, as he took out his recycling Thursday afternoon. His next door neighbor had left his back gate open. Two pit bulls were out of control. "I could see this arm right here was all torn up," said Bakker. "The flap of skull was down where...
  • Officer shoots and kills attacking pit bull

    12/18/2013 9:17:09 PM PST · by South40 · 71 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | DEC. 18, 2013 | Debbi Baker and Lyndsay Winkley
    SAN DIEGO — A San Diego police detective shot and killed a pit bull Wednesday in Mount Hope after the canine bit him and an FBI agent. The officers were doing a probation compliance check at a home on 40th Street near F Street about 9 a.m. when the dog got loose, San Diego police Lt. Eric Hays said. A woman at the home had put the animal and another dog into a room, Hays said. When she went to move the animals to another location the pit bull ran outside and charged the officers who were standing in a...
  • Woman attacked, killed by pit bull ( New Mexico )

    12/16/2013 8:26:12 AM PST · by george76 · 70 replies
    KOB ^ | 12/13/2013 | Steve Mieczkowski
    A Valencia County woman was killed by a pit bull on Friday afternoon. The incident occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. at the woman's home off Crawford Road in Jarales, just south of Belen. According to the Valencia County Sheriff's Department, the woman's son came home and found his mother dead from the attack. He killed the dog immediately following the attack.
  • Pit bull mauls owner to death

    12/14/2013 5:38:30 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 72 replies
    KRQE.COM ^ | 13 DECEMBER 2013 | KRQE.COM
    JARALES, N.M. (KRQE) - A pit bull attacked and killed the woman who owned it at her home in Jarales Friday afternoon. The Valencia County Sheriff's Office reports the 41-year-old woman had 12 dogs and was in a pen breaking ice in a water dish. Something set the pit bull off, and it mauled her. When the woman's son came home and found her body, he shot and killed thedog.
  • Leeds dog attack: Man released on bail(Dogs kill pregnant woman)

    12/12/2013 6:19:38 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 25 replies
    Yorkshire Evening Post ^ | 12 December 2013 | Sam Casey
    A man who was arrested under the Dangerous Dogs Act after a pregnant mother was mauled to death in Leeds has been released on bail. The 33-year-old was arrested yesterday morning after 27-year-old Emma Bennett’s death on Tuesday. Miss Bennett, a mother of four, suffered fatal injuries in an attack by at least one of a pair of dogs - thought to be American pit bulls - at her home on Dawlish Avenue, East End Park, on Monday afternoon. A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “The man, who was arrested yesterday following the death of 27-year-old Emma Bennett, was released...
  • 2 People Hurt In Fort Worth Pit Bull Attack ( TX )

    12/04/2013 9:01:15 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | December 3, 2013
    A father and daughter were both injured during a dog attack in Fort Worth. The incident started just after midnight on Tuesday in the 3300 block of North Crump Street, located in the northern part of the city. The father and his two daughters were in the area looking for their own lost dog. According to an officer at the scene, the father heard a commotion coming from the side yard of a home. He then saw his dog being attacked by three pit bulls. He ran over to break up the dog fight. However, the pit bulls then turned...
  • Pit Bulls: 2 Attacks on Same Day in Lafayette, IN, Do Not Surprise Dog-Bite Expert

    12/02/2013 5:52:28 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | December 02, 2013 | Denise A Justin
    A Pit Bull, dubbed Chewy, who attacked a 52-year-old man on November 12, is still at large in Lafayette, Indiana, according to Lt. Scott McCoy of the Lafayette Police Department. Authorities are perplexed by their inability to locate the dog because of the seriousness of the attack and, now, also because they have learned that this was the second attack by a loose Pit Bull that same day. ... Beck confirmed one of the most alarming aspects that emerged from Trembath’s experience-- which was the unexpected nature of the attack. “He was super friendly and acted like a puppy,” Trembath...
  • Blood-thirsty pit bull bites off five-year-old boy's GENITALS in vicious attack

    11/28/2013 12:11:14 AM PST · by Arthurio · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/25/13
    A five-year-old boy’s penis was severed in a vicious attack from a blood-thirsty pit bull. The young boy was visiting relatives two weeks ago in Yonkers, New York, when the attack happened in an apartment where dogs over 25 pounds are banned. The dog has since been euthanized and the adults involved issued citations, according to the Rockland Journal News. The boy is still in the hospital. The victim was visiting his teen aunt when he tried to climb in bed with her and the pit bull, that’s when tragedy struck. The six-year-old mongrel attacked the innocent boy – ‘suffering...
  • Dog tied up and thrown in Swatara Creek (rescued -- article and video)

    11/23/2013 8:04:02 PM PST · by Innovative · 29 replies
    ABC news ^ | Nov 23, 2013 | Dan Carrigan
    Nearly two weeks ago, O'Donell—a crane operator from Mifflintown—was working on the Vine Street Bridge which spans the Swatara Creek outside of Middletown. That's when he and some coworkers noticed a helpless dog in its cold waters. O'Donell rushed to help. The dog, a two-year-old pit bull named Lady, was shivering and shaking. O'Donell said her legs were tied, causing deep cuts. He later found out her hip was dislocated. He has been taking care of Lady, who is due for hip surgery on Monday. He is also in the process of formally adopting her. "She'll be fine, she'll be...
  • Pit bull likely ate owner's hands

    11/14/2013 2:52:59 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 114 replies
    sfgate ^ | November 14, 2013 | Frank Juliano and Wes Duplantier
    Two days after a dog bit off a woman's hand and her other arm, sources said her hands were likely eaten. And police said they had been to her home in the past for problems with the same dog. Wilton's animal control officer had been called to the home of 65-year-old Anne Murray twice, both times on complaints that the pit bull had roamed off the property, police Lt. Don Wakeman said Wednesday. Police have also come to Murray's home several times to arrest her 26-year-old son, Ian, according to state court records. Ian Murray was given a five-year suspended...
  • Baltimore Woman Mauled To Death By Her Pit Bull Was Previously Attacked

    11/06/2013 10:20:10 PM PST · by Arthurio · 75 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/4
    BALTIMORE (WJZ)—It’s a horrific story of man’s best friend becoming a woman’s worst nightmare. A Northeast Baltimore woman was attacked and killed by her own dog. Rochelle Ritchie reports the pit bull had attacked before but was back in the owner’s custody. Advocates say the attack should not have happened. The woman had a huge gash on her face from a previous attack from her dog. Terry Douglass, 56, is the latest victim in Baltimore City to be killed by a pit bull, a dog she’s raised since it was a puppy.
  • During Pit Bull Awareness Month, Advocates Spread Positive News About Breed

    10/05/2013 11:47:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Friday, Oct 4, 2013 | Christina Hernandez
    1 in 10 dogs that the Humane Society of Broward County takes in is a pit bull or pit bull mix, Cherie Wachter saysTaking in thousands of animals each year, the Humane Society of Broward County sees a recurring theme when it comes to dogs. Pit bulls, or pit bull mixes, are brought in the most. "I would say one in every 10 dogs is a pit bull or a pit bull mix," Cherie Wachter with the Humane Society of Broward County said. The dogs are given up for many reasons, including because the breed is not allowed to live...
  • Pit bull fatally mauls 5-year-old

    09/29/2013 3:23:21 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 72 replies
    AP ^ | 9-29
    BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a pit bull has mauled a 5-year-old boy to death in Baker City. District Attorney Matt Shirtcliff tells the Baker City Herald the attack happened Friday morning and remains under investigation. The boy was at a friend’s home when the dog attacked.
  • Is 'National Kill A Pit Bull Day' Real Or A Hoax? Flier Urging Dogs To Be Killed

    09/25/2013 3:34:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    International Business Times ^ | September 24 2013 | Howard Koplowitz
    Is 'National Kill A Pit Bull Day' Real Or A Hoax? Flier Urging Dogs To Be Killed On Halloween Night Spreads On InternetA flier circulating around the Internet is pulling a few tricks on dog owners by proclaiming Halloween as “National Kill a Pit Bull Day.” Should pit bull owners be terrified, or is National Kill a Pit Bull Day just a hoax? National Kill A Pit Bull Day The National Kill a Pit Bull Day notice spreading around the Internet. Twitter Fortunately, we are able to report that National Kill a Pit Bull Day is a hoax, although the...
  • PD: Child killed, babysitter injured in Gilbert dog attack ( AZ )

    09/23/2013 11:25:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 62 replies
    CBS 5 ^ | Sep 23, 2013 | Phil Benson
    A 2 1/2-year-old boy was killed and a babysitter was injured when they were caught in the middle of a dog attack Sunday morning, Gilbert police said. ... The boy died at the hospital. The caregiver, identified by Gilbert police as Lara Czerniski, suffered lacerations to her legs and feet. "Three of her dogs that she owns got into some type of a fight between the dogs. .. The 28-year-old babysitter was watching five children when the attack happened
  • Detroit goes to the dogs

    08/22/2013 11:36:01 AM PDT · by kevcol · 79 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Aug 21, 2013 | Brendan Bordelon
    As the human exodus from bankrupt Detroit picks up speed, packs of feral dogs are overrunning the city’s streets and abandoned buildings. Bloomberg reports that as many as 50,000 canines prowl through the Motor City’s darkened roads and condemned houses, causing serious problems for the few people that remain. “It was almost post-apocalyptic,” said Amanda Arrington of the Humane Society, who visited the city last October. “There are no businesses, nothing except people in houses and dogs running around.” . . The threat of dog attacks have forced the Postal Service to temporarily halt delivery in certain neighborhoods. One...
  • Two Pit Bulls Attack Riverside [California] Woman Out Walking Her Dog

    08/12/2013 5:19:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 109 replies ^ | August 12, 2013 2:18 PM
    RIVERSIDE ( — A Riverside woman was in serious condition after two pit bulls attacked her Monday. The attack was reported around 10:50 a.m. while the victim was walking her dog along a sidewalk in the 4000 block of 6th Street in downtown Riverside, according to Riverside County Department of Animal Services. The dogs reportedly leaped a fence and attacked her, leaving her with bite marks on the right side of her face and also had a gaping wound on her right arm. A relative to the pit bull owner rushed from the property to pull the older and bigger...
  • Pit bull killed as shots fired in assault call (OH)

    07/19/2013 7:53:38 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 20 replies ^ | Friday, July 19, 2013 | Breaking News Staff
    ENGLEWOOD — A pit bull was killed when a police officer was forced to fire his gun in defense this morning. The officer was responding to an assault at 1026 Merrywood Drive around 5:30 a.m. after a woman called in reference to an altercation with a man at his home, Englewood Sgt. Mike Lang said. The woman does not live at the house, Lang said. She reportedly left but forgot to retrieve her vehicle’s keys, and the man, identified as 30-year-old Daryn Evans, would not return them, Lang said. Officers attempted to make contact with Evans in an effort to...
  • 15-year-old recovering from 100 puncture wounds after pit bull puppies attack

    07/10/2013 10:15:58 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 53 replies
    Khou ^ | July 10
    NORTHEAST HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- A 15-year-old old girl is recovering from more than 100 puncture wounds on one leg and slashes on the other after a vicious dog attack in her own backyard. Deputies said her own two pit bull puppies turned on her in an instant. It happened around 1:30 p.m. in the 12000 block of N. San Circle Drive. According to investigators, the teenager was giving the puppies food and water when they lunged at her. The two 8-month-old dogs had the girl pinned on the ground and were reportedly biting her repeatedly. Family members were able...
  • Woman Hospitalized by Dog Attack ( Stockton )

    07/10/2013 4:00:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    FOX40 ^ | 06/11/13 | Andria Borba
    Sitting in her hospital room at St. Joseph’s in Stockton, Samantha Williams can manage a smile despite the vicious Pit Bull attack that nearly killed her on Friday. Williams says she was sitting in her boyfriend’s bedroom while he was at the store buying a soda, when his roommate’s dogs, Rhino and Watters, walked in. “They had me. They had me. I was just trying to keep my arms up. My face away. They had me. They had my leg,” Williams told FOX40. She says the attack lasted only 20 seconds before another roommate heard what was going on. “If...
  • Bull Terrier 'Bites Head Off Harmless Pet' ( UK )

    07/10/2013 3:55:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Sky News ^ | Jul 8, 2013
    Police have seized a Staffordshire bull terrier which allegedly bit the head off a family pet dog in a vicious attack. Gemma Antell claimed her pet Pomeranian, Elvis, was decapitated outside the home of her mother-in-law in Warrington on Saturday after the larger dog entered the front garden, dragging its handler behind it. After the attack on Elvis, a member of the public took a picture of the Staffordshire bull terrier and the woman holding its leash, whose arm was covered in blood. Gemma posted the picture onto Twitter in an attempt to identify the owner. "The dog literally ripped...
  • Washington man fights off vicious dog attack with knife

    07/10/2013 3:43:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Komo ^ | Jul 10, 2013
    WHITE CENTER, Wash. - A 66-year-old man pulled his knife in a fight for his life early Wednesday when three dogs, including a bull mastiff and a pit bull, viciously attacked him in White Center. Deputies say the man suffered bite wounds all over his body - including a severe bite wound to the neck - and is lucky to have survived the attack. ... the dog owner will not likely face charges because the dogs escaped from a locked yard. The dogs will be evaluated and checked for rabies before authorities decide whether to return them to their owner.
  • Pit Bulls' Fatal Attack Leads to Dangerous Dog Crackdown in L.A.

    06/30/2013 2:28:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 150 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | Fri., Jun. 28 2013 | Dennis Romero
    Last month a woman jogging east of Palmdale was fatally mauled by a pack of pit bulls. The shocking attack landed the dogs' owner in jail, where he faces a rare murder charge for something four of his canines allegedly did. Now Los Angeles County authorities are cracking down on "dangerous dogs" with one of the best weapons around: Money. The office of county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky this week announced that $3.5 million in new spending has been approved specifically for new animal control officers, vicious dog investigations and prosecutions, and a call center in Lancaster that could get help...
  • Pitbull attacks Racine County toddler

    06/06/2013 3:42:33 PM PDT · by Alaska Wolf · 43 replies
    tmj4 ^ | June 6, 2013 | Jay Sorgi, Cody Holyoke
    CALEDONIA - The Caledonia Police Department says that a 15-month-old child has been hospitalized with severe facial tears, puncture wounds and missing teeth after being attacked by a pit bull. The attack happened Wednesday night at about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday at a home on the 3400 block of Ivy Lane. According to police, the child was sitting on the floor when the pit bull, known as Mary Jane, attacked. The dog reportedly bit the child so she could get a cookie from the child's mouth. A humane society in Racine has seized the dog. Her owner says she wants the...
  • Woman who lost both arms, eye, and ear in attack by her own pit bulls

    06/02/2013 11:33:57 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6.1.13
    A woman just released from the hospital after losing both arms, an eye, and an ear to her three pet pit bulls has now lent her voice in support of an ordinance that would toughen controls of the breed in her area. Linda Henry of Westwego, Louisiana, was nearly ripped apart May 12 when three of her four pet pit bulls, a breed commonly known for their ferocious temperament, brutally attacked her within inches of her life. Now out of the hospital, the still shell-shocked 54-year-old says she supports a Westwego lawmaker’s attempts to put stiff restrictions on the breed...
  • (Pit Bull) Dog owner charged with murder in woman's mauling

    05/31/2013 10:24:51 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 49 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/30
    Pamela Devitt was taking a morning walk through her neighborhood earlier this month when a pack of pit bulls mauled her. The retired office manager suffered 150 to 200 puncture wounds in the fatal attack. When the first sheriff's deputy arrived on the scene in the Antelope Valley town of Littlerock, he saw Devitt on the ground with one of the dogs still mauling her. On Thursday, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office charged the dogs' owner with murder. Prosecutors could not recall ever filing a similar murder case, but said the incident warranted such serious charges because the...
  • Dog owner arrested for MURDER after his pack of pit bulls mauled woman .... to death

    05/30/2013 6:16:41 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 48 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | May 30, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A California man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after his pack of pit bulls attacked a 63-year-old female jogger, who later died of blood loss from some 200 puncture wounds. Alex Jackson, 29, of Antelope Valley was booked on Thursday after his dogs, caught and impounded following the May 9 attack, tested positive to DNA belonging to victim, Pamela Devitt. He has also been charged with owner negligence, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. Jackson was initially arrested shortly after Devitt was killed while out for a jog near her home in Littlerock, but was...
  • Man has nose BITTEN OFF by vicious dog as he tried to defend his girlfriend from attack (Canada)

    05/28/2013 2:54:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 May 2013 | Helen Collis
    A man whose nose was bitten off by a vicious dog said he 'wants justice' after authorities failed to destroy the animal. Jimmy Rogers, 23, has been left with a gaping hole on his face after the dog turned on him and ripped out the bridge of his nose. The three-year-old dog is believed to be a cross between a pit bull and an American bulldog; pit bull-type dogs are banned in Ontario, where the attack happened. The unemployed construction worker, from Oshawa, on Lake Ontario, Canada, told the Toronto Sun: 'I want justice. My nose has been ripped off...
  • Two day old baby attacked by pit bull

    05/26/2013 12:20:53 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 90 replies
    kwch ^ | 5-24
    by Christina Taylor KWCH 12 Eyewitness News 3:08 p.m. CDT, May 24, 2013 (COFFEYVILLE, Kan.)— A brand new baby was attacked by a pit bull in Coffeyville. Police say the dog severely injured the two day old girl. The pit bull belonged to her family. She was initially taken to the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center with life threatening injuries. She was then transported to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita and is listed in stable condition.
  • D.C. man won’t face gun charges for shooting pit bull attacking boy ($1,000 fine)

    05/20/2013 9:48:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, May 19, 2013 | Andrea Noble
    Authorities last week made an agreement not to prosecute a Northwest D.C. man who used his unregistered handgun to kill a pit bull in order to stop it from mauling a child in his neighborhood. As part of the agreement, Benjamin Srigley, 39, was required to pay a $1,000 fine but will not have criminal charges filed against him for the three unregistered firearms and the ammunition that investigators found in his possession, said Ted Gest, a spokesman for the office of the attorney general.
  • Pit bulls euthanized after mauling dog and terrorizing neighborhood ( San Diego )

    05/12/2013 11:20:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    10News ^ | 05/12/2013
    Some residents in Valencia Park are resting easier this weekend. Two pit bulls that were terrorizing the neighborhood have been put to sleep following an attack Friday. A viewer contacted 10News on Friday afternoon after her dog was mauled that morning. The County of San Diego Animal Services confirmed that the two pit bulls in question killed a neighborhood dog in 2009. The owners of the pit bulls are now facing criminal charges, despite the dogs having been euthanized. ... The County of San Diego Department of Animal Services says within the past three years, both pit bulls have been...
  • Officials ID Jogger Killed By Pit Bulls, DNA Testing On Dogs Underway

    05/10/2013 2:44:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies ^ | May 10, 2013 1:47 PM | Jon Baird
    PALMDALE ( — DNA testing was being conducted on several pit bulls Friday after a 63-year-old jogger was mauled to death in the high desert. The attack happened around 9:30 a.m. Thursday at 116th Street East and Avenue S in Littlerock, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Palmdale Sheriff’s deputies received a 911 call about the attack and arrived to find a pack of dogs mauling Pamela Marie Devitt of Littlerock. A deputy fired rounds into the air, causing the dogs to flee into the desert. Devitt “was dragged 50 yards, scalped and her arm removed. We’ve gotta do...
  • Search Underway For Pit Bulls After Woman Killed In Antelope Valley

    05/09/2013 4:17:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies ^ | May 9, 2013 2:07 PM
    PALMDALE ( — Authorities were searching for what were described as “vicious” pit bull dogs Thursday after a woman was fatally attacked in Antelope Valley. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies in Palmdale announced a search was underway along 155 Street East and Avenue S in the city of Littlerock. The search comes after Los Angeles County Fire officials responded to a report of a female adult attacked by as many as four dogs around 9:30 a.m. near 110th Street East and Avenue S, according to Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Scott Miller. The victim reportedly passed away while being transported...
  • Boy, 2, mauled to death by family's pit bull inside their home

    04/24/2013 10:29:09 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 64 replies
    A toddler was killed by his family's pet pit bull on Wednesday in their home in Georgia. The 2-year-old boy, whose name has not been released, was not home alone with the dog but his mother had just stepped at the room at the time of the attack. The dog was is now in the custody of Fulton County Animal Services, and they said that they will be running tests on the dog. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook