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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...
  • Dogs Cause $3,000 in damage After Tearing Apart Car While Chasing Cat

    03/30/2024 4:46:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 30, 2024 | Social Links forAlyssa Guzman
    Two dogs tore apart a Florida, woman’s car while trying to reach a feline hiding inside the engine. Christie Barr was shocked when she woke up to see her vehicle torn up with an estimated $3,000 in repairs, WJAX reported. “I thought somebody had maybe taken a BB gun and shot my car,” the Jacksonville woman told the outlet.Barr called the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and investigators pouring through security camera footage found the four-legged culprits. Video showed two grey dogs tearing off the car’s front tire and otherwise attacking the vehicle.
  • Video shows pair of aggressive dogs tear through a car to get to a cat inside

    03/27/2024 10:12:33 AM PDT · by V_TWIN · 88 replies
    actionnewsjax.com ^ | March 26, 2024 | Robert Grant
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A vicious dog attack you’ve likely never seen before is caught on camera. It shows a pair of dogs tear through a car in southwest Jacksonville while attempting to get a cat hiding inside. Christie Barr was asleep when it happened around 3 a.m. over the weekend. She woke up to the extensive damage in the morning. She called the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and police went through the security camera video and discovered it wasn’t a person, but dogs responsible for the damage. “I thought someone maybe took a BB gun and shot my car,” she told...
  • 3-month-old baby mauled to death by family pit bull in NJ: reports

    03/15/2024 4:17:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 14, 2024, | Steve Janoski
    A baby was mauled to death by a family dog in New Jersey in a vicious attack that also left the mother seriously injured, .. Cops were called to a home in the Middlesex County town of Woodbridge at about 6:15 a.m. Saturday, where they found Daymon Balbuena, a 3-month-old baby boy, unresponsive, .. The county prosecutor’s office — which took over the investigation — believes the child was attacked by the family pit bull. The mother — who was seriously wounded — and father were also brought to the hospital for treatment, the prosecutor’s office said. They were released...
  • Shocking photos show aftermath of horror pit bull attack where LA breeder was viciously mauled to death by pack of 13 dogs as he tried to feed them in backyard kennel

    02/17/2024 3:59:29 PM PST · by Angelino97 · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 17, 2024 | Isabelle Stanley
    Shocking photos captured the chaotic and gruesome aftermath of a fatal dog attack where a man was mauled to death by his 13 pitbulls in his yard in Los Angeles. LAPD officers were called to the home on the 900 block of Thorson Avenue, Compton, at 7am on Friday after a concerned friend went to the house and discovered his body. Officials believe he was a breeder and had gone into the yard to feed the dogs on Thursday night when a fight broke out between the animals and they turned on him. Helicopter footage showed his bloodied body lying...
  • 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...
  • Horrifying moment two huge pit bulls named Boo-boo and Jumpety knock disabled man out of his wheelchair and savagely 'rip chunks out of him'

    01/28/2024 9:51:14 PM PST · by Angelino97 · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 28, 2024 | Dominic Yeatman
    This is the horrifying moment two huge pit bull-type dogs maul a disabled man after knocking him out of his wheelchair. Dozens of appalled neighbors were powerless to stop the two beasts from ripping 'chunks' out of the victim in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The dogs, named Jumpety and Boo-boo, had escaped from the yard of a single-story where they had been cared for by neighbors since their owner was jailed. The victim, known as 'Smokie', was dragged over the sidewalk as onlookers honked their car horns and one edges his semi-trailer towards the bloodthirsty hounds. 'Everybody was gathering around, you...
  • ‘Get him:’ Florida woman accusing of siccing pit bull on ex-boyfriend

    01/19/2024 6:55:53 PM PST · by Tipllub · 19 replies
    clickorlando ^ | January 19, 2024
    FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – A Bunnell woman was taken into custody on Monday after her pit bull attacked her date, according to the Bunnell Police Department. In a charging affidavit, police said an officer was conducting speed checks in the 4600 block of E. Moody Blvd. around 12:36 a.m., which is when he noticed a white Camaro park next to him. A man covered in blood got out of the Camaro and ran to the officer, explaining that his ex-girlfriend — identified as Jennifer Flores, 34 — had her dog attack him in her apartment nearby, the affidavit said. According...
  • What Is an American XL Bully and Why Are They Being Banned?

    01/05/2024 12:58:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Wed, January 3, 2024 | Matt Murphy & Jennifer Clarke
    The American bully XL is being banned in England and Wales, after a number of attacks involving the breed. The dogs must be kept on a lead and muzzled in public and can no longer be bred or sold. From 1 February, it will be illegal to own an XL, unless the owner has been granted an exemption. What is the American bully? The dog breed originated in the US and is known for its strength. According to the American Bully Kennel Club (ABKC), it is a combination of the American pit bull terrier - already banned in England and...
  • Iowa woman has both legs amputated, parts of her hands removed and will need a full facial reconstruction after being brutally mauled by three pit bulls that left her in critical condition

    12/01/2023 6:07:08 PM PST · by heartwood · 85 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 1, 2023 | Alice Wright
    ...Brittany Skoland, from Fort Dodge, was attacked by three pit bulls last Friday, leaving her in critical condition. Police were called to the 800 block of South 16th Street in Fort Dodge at around 11:25am, by a neighbor who reported that they could hear someone yelling for help. When an officer arrived on scene, they found a woman being mauled by three dogs. After attempting to scare the dogs away the officer was forced to shoot each dog multiple times, killing all three. ... Neighbor Kerri Johnson told KCCI about the horrifying scene.... 'I stepped out into the driveway just...
  • 2-year-old Fort Worth girl attacked by pit bull in CPS custody. Her parents visit her daily [Breed of Peace Alert]

    11/18/2023 1:55:49 PM PST · by fwdude · 53 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram via Yahoo News ^ | Nov 16, 2023 | James Hartley
    Dalena Martin and her husband, Jeremy Martin, voluntarily entrusted the care of their daughter to family friends after they relapsed on their drug addictions. It’s called a temporary safety plan. Child Protective Services got involved after that, WFAA reported. The state offered an option to place the 2-year-old girl, McKenna, in a relative’s home. Two weeks later, that family’s pit bull lunged at McKenna across a table and attacked her. “It then got the taste of blood in her mouth and went crazy,” Dalena Martin told WFAA. “She (the dog) was already becoming reactive, but she was a family dog...
  • Dog Finds Himself Alone at Shelter After Every Pet Gets Adopted Except Him

    11/18/2023 12:17:55 PM PST · by allen592 · 50 replies
    The Pet Zealot ^ | November 18, 2023 | James Alain L.
    The Anti-Cruelty Society's annual Fall In Love adoption event in Chicago proved to be an overwhelming success this year. Within a few hours, all the shelter's adoptable pets found loving forever homes, except for one. This heartwarming story revolves around a sweet pup named Elvis, who captured the hearts of many potential adopters but remained without a family.
  • 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...
  • Why is the UK banning American XL Bully dogs?

    09/16/2023 1:25:35 AM PDT · by thegagline · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 09/15/2023 | Joe Couzems
    American Bully XL dogs are to be banned in the UK by the end of the year, the country's Prime Minster Rishi Sunak has announced. It comes after a man in England died following what Mr Sunak described as "another suspected XL bully attack" on Thursday. It was the latest in a series of deadly incidents. *** The XL is the largest of four types of American Bully: standard, pocket, classic and XL. Strong enough to overpower an adult, the American bully XL can weigh more than nine stone (60kg). American Bullies are said to have originated in the US...
  • What is an American bully XL and should they be banned?

    09/13/2023 7:00:51 AM PDT · by Cronos · 57 replies
    BBC ^ | 12th September 2023 | Matt Murphy
    An attack this weekend on a young girl and two men by an American bully dog has reignited debate over whether the breed should be banned in the UK. The largest type, the American bully XL, can weigh more than nine stone (60kg) and are strong enough to overpower an adult. This weekend's incident was the latest involving the breed, they have been involved in several fatal attacks. Owners, however, insist that despite their fearsome appearance and build, the dogs make loveable household pets. What is the American bully? American bullies are said to have originated in the US in...
  • 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...
  • Florida man accused of drowning dog in pool during domestic dispute

    07/10/2023 4:14:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 10, 2023 | Ronny Reyes
    A Florida man was arrested after allegedly drowning his family’s dog in a community pool in a fit of vengeance during a domestic dispute, police said. Corey Vaughn Dacres, 25, was arrested Sunday after killing his family’s beloved pit bull terrier named Unity at the San Tropez apartment complex pool in Pembroke Pines, officials said. Police said Dacres left his residence with the 6-year-old dog in tow following a heated argument with his family Sunday night, tossing the helpless pooch over the fence towards the community pool. After hopping the 5-foot fence, Dacres proceeded to shove Unity underwater, holding the...
  • 2023 Dog Bite Fatality Dog Kills Woman and Her Dog, Critically Injures Man in Sierra Vista, Arizona

    06/30/2023 2:20:49 AM PDT · by Norski · 32 replies
    Dogsbite.org ^ | June 24, 2023 | Staff
    Sierra Vista, AZ - On Friday, at least one pit bull critically injured a 53-year old man and killed an 84-year old woman and her small dog. The Sierra Vista Police Department (SVPD) responded to the 600 block of Calle Del Norte around 6:00 pm after reports of a dog attack in the alley between Del Norte and Meadowlark. When officers arrived, they found a dog attacking Sam Sanches Jr., 53, in the backyard of his home. Officers shot and killed that dog to render aid to Sanches. Officers then found Helene Jackson, 84, mortally wounded in the alley behind...
  • Video shows Central Park dog killer casually walking away after vicious attack: ‘You killed my dog, you piece of %%%^!’

    06/19/2023 8:34:14 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/19/2023 | Amanda Woods
    The owner of the dog savagely stabbed to death in Central Park over the weekend cried out, “You killed my dog, you piece of ****!” as the heartless attacker fled with his own pups, dramatic new video shows. The clip – taken by a witness to the heated Saturday night clash and obtained by WABC — shows the moments after 14-year-old pit bull-German shepherd mix Eli was mortally wounded by another pet owner near the park’s 106th Street and East Drive entrance. “You better not show your face!” Eli’s 51-year-old owner, Brian, snarled as he followed the suspect, seen fleeing...