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  • Police: Columbia woman reportedly mauled to death by dog

    09/04/2018 11:01:47 PM PDT · by Norski · 78 replies
    WBAL TV news 11 ^ | September 4, 2018 | Barry Simms
    COLUMBIA, Md. — A woman was mauled to death by a dog she adopted two weeks ago, Howard County police said. County police said officers were called to a house Sept. 3 on Tamar Drive for a report that a woman had been mauled to death by what police described as a pit bull. Officers found Robin Conway, 64, dead in her backyard with significant injuries. The cause of Conway's death will be determined in an autopsy by the state medical examiner. A family member reported that Conway's husband found her injured in their yard around 7:20 p.m. with the...
  • Dogs attack 79-year-old woman in Cartersville

    08/16/2018 9:59:13 PM PDT · by Norski · 49 replies
    Fox5Atlanta ^ | August 14, 2018 | Alexa Liacko
    Posted: Aug 14 2018 09:35PM EDT Video Posted: Aug 14 2018 10:53PM EDT Updated: Aug 15 2018 08:27PM EDT CARTERSVILLE, Ga. - Neighbors are on edge in Cartersville after they say three dogs attacked a 79-year-old woman. The neighbors tell FOX 5 the woman was outside her home in her front yard when the three pit bull mix dogs approached her and began biting her. The woman fell and suffered a fractured spine in addition to the bite marks. I She is now at the hospital in Cartersville recovering. Neighbors say these dogs have gotten out before and have harassed...
  • 5 Pit Bulls Who Are Giving the Breed a Good Name

    08/10/2018 5:21:05 PM PDT · by kanawa · 59 replies
    Petful ^ | March 28, 2013 | Kristine Lacoste
    Many dogs have been victims of breed-specific legislation (BSL) in the past, and no breed knows this better than the Staffordshire bull terrier breed. Purebreds, mixes or dogs with “block heads” get labeled as pit bulls, and media stories have sensationalized the supposed dangers of these dogs. Their owners have been fighting back for years and continue to advocate for them. Despite these reportedly “dangerous” dogs, there are many of them contradicting the hype by being ambassadors of the breed through their work. Here we look at some of the pit bulls giving the breed a good name.
  • How a Pit Bull Can Change the World: The Incredible Legacy of Ray the Vicktory Dog

    08/09/2018 2:44:03 PM PDT · by kanawa · 141 replies ^ | May 22, 2016 | Arin Greenwood
    "Ray was one of the former Michael Vick dogs — a Vicktory dog, as this troupe is known. And like so many of the dogs rescued out of the horrific Bad Newz Kennels in 2007, Ray went from the worst kind of cruelty to the sort of bliss only known to spoiled dogs who get to sleep in their indulgent humans’ beds. Ray died last weekend, after surgery to have his spleen removed."...
  • Springfield, Missouri votes down ban on acquiring new pit bulls

    First-ever election win for pit bull advocates SPRINGFIELD, Missouri––Out-spending voices for animal and human safety by a margin perhaps as high as $10,000 to $1.00, pit bull advocates on August 7, 2018 celebrated their first-ever defeat of a pit bull ban in a municipal general election. Reversing the outcome of earlier attempts to repeal pit bull bans in Miami-Dade County, Florida, and Aurora, Colorado, pit bull advocates in Springfield, Missouri polled at least 21,142 votes, or 68% of the votes cast, against 9,772 votes (32%) for the ban. Older breed-specific ordinance remains in effect Opened Question 1 on the Springfield...
  • Woman's warning to pit bull owners after gentle dog cost her an ARM - Warning Graphic

    08/05/2018 9:36:20 AM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 89 replies
    Mirror ^ | February 2, 2018 | Patricia Murphy
    Woman's warning to pit bull owners after "gentle" dog launched sudden vicious attack which cost her an ARM WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Yasmin Adam was left lying in a pool of blood after her pet savaged her flesh then chewed on her bone.Yasmin said she used to allow Sir Hinkles to sleep in her bed every night. Doctors at Broward General Hospital, Florida, battled to save Yasmin's left arm for three weeks before it was decided that amputation was the only way forward. She said: "It was the most painful thing I've ever experienced in my life. "I could see the...
  • South Side Woman Killed By Pit Bull

    08/04/2018 10:08:00 PM PDT · by Norski · 248 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | August 4, 2018 | staff
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A 57-year-old woman is killed after being attacked by a pit bull on Chicago’s far South Side. It happened near 101st and South Calhoun around noon Saturday. Police said when officers arrived at the scene, the dog charged at them. Both officers fired their guns killing the dog. The victim was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. The dog bit her throughout her body, including her neck. Police are still investigating. It’s unclear where the dog’s owner was. CBS 2 has confirmed the woman’s name is Karen Brown. Her nickname was “Punchie.” pw South...
  • 5-month-old girl mauled, killed by babysitter's dog

    06/21/2018 8:55:16 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 83 replies
    CBS17 ^ | 6-17-2018 | CNN and Associated Press
    <p>FOREST PARK, Ga. (AP/CNN) - A Georgia family is in mourning after their babysitter's dog killed their 5-month-old child.</p> <p>Clayton County Police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury says the German Shepherd mauled Paige George on Tuesday at a home in Forest Park, south of Atlanta.</p>
  • Fairfield Woman Severely Mauled By Own Dog In Backyard Attack

    06/14/2018 11:33:48 PM PDT · by Norski · 51 replies
    CBSSanFranciscoBayArea ^ | June 14, 2018 | Staff
    FAIRFIELD (CBS SF) — A 29-year-old Fairfield woman was severely mauled in her backyard by her own dog early Thursday before police shot it dead, authorities said. Fairfield police said the attack took place in the woman’s backyard in the 1600 block of Kentucky St. A next-door neighbor called 911 to report they had heard the woman screaming and looked over the fence and saw a large dog attacking her. Arriving officers could see the woman lying face down and bleeding profusely from both arms with a large dog standing over her. The woman’s house has an unusually large yard,...
  • Quebec abandons ban on pit bulls in Bill 128

    06/06/2018 9:09:42 PM PDT · by kanawa · 36 replies
    Montreal Gazzette ^ | June 6, 2018 | Philip Authier
    Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux announced Quebec is dropping breed-specific clauses in Bill 128, the province’s framework legislation on dogs. The move comes just as the bill heads into the clause-by-clause stage of the adoption process at the National Assembly. “There is no scientific consensus that the idea of going so far as to designate a ban on a specific race (of dogs) is applicable,” Coiteux told reporters. “This came across very strongly during hearings (into the bill) and I believe when we make laws they need to be based on objective scientific facts.” The issue of targeting specific breeds...
  • 8-month-old girl dies in pit-bull attack

    05/30/2018 1:05:39 PM PDT · by Moonman62 · 153 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 05/30/18 | Linda Trischitta and Erika Pesantes
    An 8-month-old girl was bitten by a family pit-bull dog and died from her injuries Wednesday in Miramar, police said. The baby was in the care of a grandmother during the attack, Miramar Police Officer Yessenia Diaz said outside a home in the 2400 block of Kingston Drive. Nearby, a distraught man was being comforted by two women. The male pit bull was 3 or 4 years old and had been raised by the family since it was a puppy, Diaz said. Its sibling and mother, both pit bulls, were also in the home.
  • Why do pit bulls attack? The answer is complicated.

    05/17/2018 2:49:31 PM PDT · by Norski · 119 replies
    SunHerald ^ | May 16, 2018 | Wesley Muller, John Fitzhugh And Anita Lee
    Pit bulls make headlines when they attack humans because the injuries they inflict are typically severe and sometimes fatal. Two pit bulls attacked a 76-year-old woman in Gulfport on Wednesday when she opened the fence and went into owner Emily Craft's yard. The woman, who many in the neighborhood describe as "the can lady," died from her wounds. That wasn't the first time one authorities were called about Craft's dogs. Craft was arrested Wednesday morning after the mauling on an outstanding warrant on charges of having a dog at large and having a vicious animal after an incident last summer...
  • 5 Year Old Boy Fatally Mauled by 2 Dogs at Texas Home

    10/20/2015 4:15:03 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 55 replies
    abcnews ^ | 10-19-2015 | Associated Press
    A 5-year-old boy has been mauled to death by two dogs at the home of a family friend in Southeast Texas. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the dogs attacked Tanner Smith on Sunday evening at the home in Vidor (VY'-dur). Tanner was taken to a hospital in Beaumont where he died. Authorities say the boy and his mother were visiting a friend. The mother thought her friend's father was outside watching the boy. When the woman learned the father was not at home she went outside and found her injured son.
  • Burleson infant dies after mauling by dog Burleson infant dies after mauling by dog

    09/26/2012 2:53:18 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 35 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | Sept 25, 2012 | Deanna Boyd
    BURLESON -- A 3-month-old boy who died Monday evening after being mauled by his father's dog had been asleep on a bed inside the house when he was attacked, police officials said Tuesday. Burleson police officers had been at the house in the 200 block of Linda Drive in connection with a domestic dispute between the infant's parents when the mauling occurred. Officers administered emergency aide to the baby, Rayden Bruce, until paramedics arrived but the infant was pronounced dead at 8:29 p.m. Monday at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth. Read more here:
  • Rescued Dog Bites (Denver) TV Anchor During Broadcast (Story and Video)

    02/08/2012 5:36:55 PM PST · by beaversmom · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 8, 2012 | STEVEN K. PAULSON
    85-pound Argentine mastiff dog dramatically rescued a day earlier from an icy lake was impounded Wednesday after viciously biting a Denver television news anchor on her face during a live in-studio segment. Kyle Dyer was conducting an interview on the rescue of Gladiator Maximus, also known as Max, after the dog fell into a frigid Lakewood lake Tuesday while chasing a coyote. The live segment was aimed at reuniting firefighter Tyler Sugaski, who rescued the animal, and Michael Robinson, the dog's owner. According to KUSA-TV ( ), firefighters, paramedics and animal control were called to the station after the...
  • Dog that killed woman had history of attacks

    01/18/2007 8:31:36 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 101 replies · 2,277+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 1/17/07 | Heather Ratcliffe
    A plastic surgeon spent three hours sewing up Linda Mittino's face after her son's dog first attacked her in November. But she insisted the 7-year-old German shepherd, called Bear, deserved a second chance. On Monday, the animal lover's loyalty cost her her life when the dog once again turned on her — this time attacking in her bedroom. "She called him her protector. She loved that dog," said her son, Joe Mittino, the dog's owner.
  • Great Danes and other “attack dogs” would be euthanized under Cumberland County ban

    12/05/2011 11:45:43 AM PST · by Altariel · 129 replies
    Ohmidog! ^ | December 5, 2011 | jwoestendiek
    Apparently gunning down stray dogs on the streets wasn’t enough for the dog unfriendly officials of Cumberland County, North Carolina. Now they want to slay, within 72 hours, every dog that comes into the shelter who is, or appears to be a mix of: American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiller, Akita, chow chow, Doberman pinscher, German shepherd, Great Dane, Presa Canario, Siberian husky or mastiff. There’s a convenient catch-all pit bull category as well. They’re not doing it yet, despite what you may be reading on the misinformation highway. But they’re talking about it. The county’s Animal Control Board is recommending that...
  • Saturday Night Doggie Thread!

    09/04/2010 9:25:21 PM PDT · by Brad’s Gramma · 72 replies
    Tonight we're going to learn about keeping our kids safe around dogs! And, keeping our pets safe around kids. It's going to be a fun night!! Get out your crayons, first. Color the picture in, and when you're feeling all happy, go to this link. READ it!!!
  • Newborn baby attacked by pit bull

    09/01/2010 8:05:10 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 112 replies · 1+ views
    Posted: 09/01/2010 Last Updated: 14 minutes ago WATERFORD, Mich. (WXYZ) - A newborn baby is in the hospital recovering from a pit bull attack that happened as his grandfather held him in a Waterford backyard. Wally Mersino was holding his four-day-old grandson when the family dog, a pit bull mix named Floyd jumped up and bit the baby on the head. “His fang tooth or something put a laceration on the head, I kicked the dog away and we rushed the baby in the house to stop the bleeding,” says Mersino. He says, the dog was sitting next to him...
  • Pit Bull alerts family in Hammonton to house fire, but dies in blaze

    08/05/2010 11:39:52 AM PDT · by solosmoke · 11 replies ^ | 8/1/2010 | Martin Deangelis
    A young pit bull woke up its owners to warn them of a fire in their Pleasant Mills Road home early Saturday, but the dog itself died in the fire, which destroyed much of the ranch house, police say. Nine people who had been sleeping in the home shortly before 4:30 a.m. all got out unhurt, Hammonton Police Detective John Panarello said. “The people we spoke to said the dog was barking,” Panarello said. “They went back to see why, and saw that the house was pretty much engulfed in flames.”Property records list the owner of the house as Mary...