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  • Young girl rushed to hospital after horror 'XL Bully' dog attack inside Falmouth home

    04/14/2024 8:07:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    MIRROR (U.K.) ^ | 14 APR 2024 | Antony Clements-Thrower
    We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news storyA young girl was rushed to hospital after she was bitten by an XL Bully in a horror attack at home. Police were called by the ambulance service at around 7.10pm on Saturday to a property in Falmouth, Cornwall. The unnamed youngster suffered "serious injuries" in the incident. A statement from Devon & Cornwall Police read: "Police were called by the ambulance service at around 7.10pm on Saturday 13 April to a property in Lowenek Close, Falmouth. It was reported a child had been bitten...
  • Man is mauled by dogs walking home from the bus stop in Detroit

    02/05/2024 6:56:56 PM PST · by anthropocene_x · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Daily Mail | James Gordon
    A Detroit man who was mauled by three dogs as he walked home from a bus stop has died from his injuries. Harold Phillips, a 35-year-old father, died Friday evening, four days after he was attacked by the dogs as he walked to his house from a bus stop, his wife said. Detroit Animal Control and Care explained how the three dogs got out of a fenced yard and viciously attacked him. Phillips was hospitalized following the attack and had to have his right arm amputated but things went from bad to worse. The three dogs owner, Roy Goodman, has...
  • U.K. Bans "American XL Bully" Dogs After Spate of Deadly Attacks

    02/04/2024 5:12:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 1, 2024 | Haley Ott
    A ban on American XL bully dogs came into effect Thursday in England and Wales after a spate of violent attacks. Owners now must apply for an exemption, which requires proof of neutering and liability insurance, if they want to keep their pets. All XL bullies must be muzzled and kept on a leash in public. Before 2021, there were only about three fatal dog attacks per year in the U.K. Since 2021, however, there have been at least 23, many of which have involved American XL bullies, according to CBS News partner network BBC News. "These dogs aren't cared...
  • Pit bull attack leaves Texas grandmother hospitalized with over 100 stitches

    10/14/2023 11:02:48 AM PDT · by CFW · 128 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | 10/13/23 | Katie Daviscourt
    A grandmother was savagely mauled by three pit bulls while walking down a neighborhood in Austin, Texas. The brutal attack left Maria Perez, 55, with wounds requiring more than 100 stitches and now the family says they want justice. On Monday, Perez was taking an evening stroll with her nephew near her home in Round Rock. A neighbor opened their front door and three aggressive pit bulls leaped out. The dogs started running towards Perez and her nephew. The pair were chased down a dead-end street but the nephew was able to leap out of the way, which left the...
  • Moment lonely Bay Area man's elderly cat Tootie Pootie who was 'all he had' is mauled to death by pit bull which overpowered cowardly owners who then fled

    07/11/2023 9:23:46 PM PDT · by Angelino97 · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 12, 2023 | Claudia Aoraha
    A lonely California man has been left grieving after his cat was mauled to death by a pit bull which overpowered its owners - who then fled the grisly scene. Tootie Pootie's devastated owner Chris Fowler said the ordeal was traumatizing - and is now demanding justice after the nine-year-old cat was ravaged by a dog on Magliocco Drive in San Jose. Fowler let his cat out of his apartment to get some fresh air on Saturday afternoon when a man, girl, and large dog approached her on the street. Footage showed the dog leap forward and overpower the girl...
  • Who is Jacqueline Maguire, the FBI’s top agent in Philly facing scrutiny for fatally shooting a dog in Center City?

    02/23/2023 10:17:36 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Updated on Feb 22, 2023 | Jeremy Roebuck
    The head of Philadelphia's FBI field office is facing an investigation after she shot and killed a pit bull outside a Center City apartment building Monday evening. The shooting of a pit bull by an off-duty FBI agent on a busy Center City street this week has sparked an uproar on social media and protests by animal rights activists outside the FBI’s offices on Arch Street. Here’s what we know about the incident, the agent involved, and what happens next: What do we know about the incident? Philadelphia police and the FBI have confirmed that an off-duty FBI agent shot...
  • Hero Mother Brutally Mauled while Trying to Save Toddler and Baby from Family Dogs

    10/12/2022 10:04:44 AM PDT · by · 124 replies ^ | Updated Oct 10, 2022 | Natalie Neysa Alund
    The Bennard family from Shelby County, Tennessee, suffered a devastating blow Oct. 6 when their two dogs fatally attacked the family’s 2-year-old and 5-month-old. The dogs, two pit bulls named Cheech and Mia, turned on Hollace Dean, 5 months old, and Lilly Jane, 2, for no discernable reason. Mom Kirstie Jane Bennard, 30, gave her all to protect her children, using herself as a shield to try to protect Lilly Jane and receiving countless lacerations in the process, according to USA Today. Despite her sacrifice and efforts during the horrific 10-minute onslaught, the Bennards lost both their precious babies and...
  • Monterey County Woman Uses Pocket Knife to Break up Dog Fight

    09/08/2022 6:34:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    A dog fight in Marina between two pit bulls ended with one being stabbed to death with a pocket knife. Police say a woman was walking her dog on a leash when another dog bolted from the front door of a home on Reindollar Avenue and Zanetta Drive and attacked the dog on the leash. After attempting to separate the animals, the woman of the leashed pit bull used a pocket knife in her possession to break up the fight. The unleashed dog did not survive. The leashed pit bull needed multiple stitches and was injured on the top of...
  • Florida mail carrier, 61, mauled to death by pack of dogs after truck breaks down

    08/24/2022 9:05:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 23, 2022 6:43pm EDT | Andrew Mark Miller |
    Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies found the woman on the ground when they arrived at the scene in Interlachen Lake Estates on Sunday afternoon, sheriff’s officials said in a Facebook post. They also found the dogs inside a fence at a nearby home. A nearby resident told deputies they heard the woman screaming for help and saw five dogs attacking her. Several neighbors tried pulling the dogs off the woman and one shot a gun into the air to scare the dogs away, the report said. The Putnam County Animal Control Unit has taken custody of the dogs. Authorities said that...
  • Who was Joanne Robinson? Mom-of-two, 43, MAULED to death by her pet XL Bully

    07/19/2022 8:55:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 73 replies ^ | Updated On : 03:44 PST, Jul 18, 2022 | By Arunava Chakrabarty
    'They were good dogs, they are not a banned breed and were not dangerous,' Joanne Robinson's mother said Who was Joanne Robinson? Mom-of-two, 43, MAULED to death by her pet XL Bully Joanne Robinson was killed at home by her pet dog named 'Rocco' after she returned from a night out (Facebook/Dillion Robinson and YappApp) A mother-of-two, Joanne Robinson, was mauled to death by her pet American Bully XL dog while her partner was left with life-changing injuries that have been pictured. She is understood to have been pinned down by the jaws of the pet, named Rocco, after coming...
  • Pico Rivera [CA] woman kills pit bull that was mauling her 1-year-old daughter

    04/25/2022 2:03:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    KTLA ^ | Apr 25, 2022 / 06:54 AM PDT | Tony Kurzweil
    One of the dogs died after being stabbed, said Jaime Morales, whose face was also mauled in the incident. The girl, identified by her family as Ruby Cervantes, was taken to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center with multiple bites to her face and body. She was undergoing surgery and is expected to survive. The girl’s aunt was also injured in the incident. The family says the dogs have never been aggressive prior to Sunday’s incident.
  • Mom-of-three, 38, has both arms amputated and part of her colon removed after being horrifically mauled by stranger's three pit bulls in the street in South Carolina: Dogs' owner is arrested

    03/26/2022 12:36:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 112 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 26, 2022 | Christina Coulter
    A South Carolina mom-of-three had both arms amputated to the shoulder, lost part of her colon and is fighting for her life after she was attacked by three pit bulls on Monday. Kyleen Waltman, 38, was mauled by the animals when she was walking home on Ball Road, a dirt and gravel path lined with trees, around 10:30 a.m. on Monday in Honea Path, about 80 miles northwest of Columbia. 'She was walking home from her boyfriend’s house to her momma’s, and as far as I know, the dogs just jumped on her and you can actually see in the...
  • Dog walker 'permanently and catastrophically' disfigured in bloodthirsty attack by 2 dogs

    02/01/2022 2:08:19 PM PST · by Drew68 · 67 replies
    News 4 San Antonio ^ | 01/28/2022 | SBG San Antonio Staff
    (WOAI/KABB) — A lawsuit was filed on Wednesday after a 22-year-old college student after being horribly attacked by several dogs last month. According to Brooker Law of Dallas, Jaqueline Durand was mauled by two dogs and left "permanently and catastrophically disfigured." The lawsuit says that Durand, a University of Texas at Dallas student, was hired by Dr. Justin Bishop and his wife Ashley to care for the couple's dogs while they were out of town. On Dec. 23, Durand went to the couple's home. She had just opened the front door to walk Lucy, a German shepherd mix breed, and...
  • East Valinda [CA] woman killed by her family’s dogs after forgetting her house key

    12/29/2021 8:24:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    KTLA ^ | Dec 29, 2021
    A Southern California woman who tried to get into her home through a backyard window was attacked and killed by the family’s four dogs and her young son was bitten, authorities said Wednesday. The woman, whose name wasn’t immediately released, lived with her sister-in-law but nobody was home at the time and the woman had forgotten her key... Sheriff’s deputies called to the scene saw the woman lying in the backyard and used hoses to force the dogs away from her... She suffered major injuries to her head and one arm and died at a hospital.
  • Pa. Woman Mauled to Death While Breaking up Fight Between Dogs She Was Watching

    08/06/2021 10:48:23 AM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 44 replies
    People ^ | August 6, 2021 | Harriet Sokmensuer
    A Pennsylvania woman who was watching her roommate's dogs was mauled to death while trying to beak up a fight between the animals. On July 28, Rhoda Wagner was found dead in her front yard with three dogs running loose around her, PennLive reports. Responding authorities took the dogs, all pit bulls, into custody and through an investigation determined Wagner had been mauled to death. All three dogs were since euthanized with the consent of the owner, authorities said.
  • 3-Year-Old NJ Boy Dies After Being Attacked by Neighbor's Dogs in Backyard

    03/17/2021 8:53:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 112 replies
    NBC New York ^ | March 17, 2021 | Ida Siegal
    The boy's mother remains hospitalized with serious injuries, while both dogs have been euthanized, officials saidA 3-year-old boy was attacked and killed, and a mother badly injured, by two dogs in their New Jersey neighborhood, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. The attack in Carteret occurred in the backyard of a home around 4:30 p.m., according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and town police chief Dennis McFadden. First responders quickly arrived at the scene and airlifted the young boy to the hospital. The child died at the hospital. The mother, who was said to have suffered severe injuries, remained hospitalized...
  • Cleveland police investigating after man shoots, kills dog that was attacking his pregnant girlfriend

    07/16/2020 6:39:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 54 replies ^ | 12 July, 2020 | Camryn Justice
    CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are investigating after a man shot and killed a dog after it attacked his pregnant girlfriend while she was taking it on a walk Saturday evening. Around 6:44 p.m., officers responded to the 9200 block of Rosalind Avenue after receiving a call that a woman had been attacked by a pit bull, police said. Once on scene, officers found that a 31-year-old woman was being transported by EMS to University Hospitals in serious condition and saw the dog lying lifeless in the street, according to police. The woman’s boyfriend told police that he had shot and...
  • When a FR Thread is Pulled (Vanity)

    03/25/2019 5:41:35 AM PDT · by super7man · 68 replies
    Self | 3/25/2019 | Super7man
    I am trying to understand the standards and criteria for a post and thread being removed from FR. A few days ago, a thread regarding 2 Rottweilers killing a small child was removed. The post was from a legitimate news report. The content of the thread was not surprising, facts and reports being referenced on dog attacks, and emotional appeals along the lines of "I will own whatever dog I want." The point: This post was not different than many here at FR. Facts were being presented and a discussion was being had. Is there a stated criteria here at...
  • Woman Dies After Attack by Her Own Dogs Outside Animal Hospital

    03/23/2019 7:45:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 90 replies
    A woman died from her injuries after her own two dogs mauled her outside an animal hospital in Irving Saturday morning, police say. Police shot and killed the dogs when they arrived because the pets would not allow authorities to come close to the owner, police say.
  • 80-Pound Dog Attacks a Top Runner a Mile Away From Half Marathon Finish

    02/16/2019 9:27:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Runner's World ^ | February 14, 2019 | Jacob Meschke
    Julie Stackhouse’s goal last Sunday was to win the Donna Half Marathon, a popular race that weaves through the coastal communities of Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach east of Jacksonville, Florida. Stackhouse, a Jacksonville local, had good reason to think she could break the tape—she’s won the race twice in past years, and has notched victories in the marathon and relay, too. But even before she came face-to-face with an aggressive dog, Stackhouse knew she wasn’t going to win. She estimates her canine encounter slowed her down only around 45 seconds in total, but her impressive finishing time of 1:25:54—enough...