Nov. 13, 2009
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/nov/13/owner-arrested-after-dog-attacks-woman-officials-s/ November 13, 2009 The woman was taken for medical attention after being attacked by Buzz, a neutered male pit bull, animal services spokeswoman Marti Ryan said. No further details on the woman or her condition were immediately available. WONDER IF THIS ONE WILL BE REPORTED BY KAREN DELISE!!

Nov. 23, 2009
http://www.newsherald.com/news/attack-79350-lab-yellow.html EASTPOINT - One of two pit bulls that mauled a family pet last month is back with its owner because the attack was its first, a county official said. Both dogs, found attacking a yellow lab mix on the evening of Oct. 15, were seized after a Franklin County sheriff's deputy apparently witnessed the mauling. Dowden told police his dog had slipped its chain.“I believe they should have done something,” he said of the attack on Junior. “I don’t believe they should have let my dog die like that.” THE OWNER WATCHED THE ATTACK AND DIDN'T TRY TO STOP IT. ONE DOG HAD A RECORD OF ONE ATTACK PREVIOUSLY.

Dec. 1, 2009 FATALITY
http://www.winknews.com/news/local/78267132.html NAPLES, Fla. - Jenna Platt holds back tears as she leafs through photos of "Toby," her Russell Terrier. "If more was done, my dog would still be here," Platt said. Just minutes after stepping outside to take Toby for a walk last night, Jenna saw a large black Pit Bull charging towards her. She knew the dog was her neighbor's and says it has attacked before. "He grabbed my Jack Russell by the throat and that's when I started screaming for help. I was too far away for my dad to hear me," Platt said. But neighbor Robert Sedwick did. "It sounded like someone needed help and when I saw this big Pit Bull I was like, these people definitely need help!" LET'S HAVE THE NUTTERS TALK ABOUT HOW THIS DOG ATTACKED THE PIT AND THE PIT WAS ONLY DEFENDING ITSELF.

Dec. 2, 2009 FATALITY
http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/state/story/Dad-daughter-injured-in-dog-attack/HS2LT2f1yke9mm-AYg-3zg.cspx NAPLES, FL -- Authorities say a man and his daughter were bitten after a neighbor's bull dog attacked them near their home. Collier County Animal Services impounded the dog after it mauled the family's Jack Russell terrier to death.The bull dog will be quarantined for 10 days in accordance with state guidelines.Animal services says an incident in May with the same bull dog was reported and if they determine the dog to be dangerous it could be euthanized. NOT A DUPLICATE, ANOTHER ATTACK IN NAPLES, MUST BE A LOT OF NUTTERS THERE.

Dec. 8, 2009
http://www.newsjournalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/News/Local/newEAST02120809.htm DAYTONA BEACH -- A deputy on his way to serve papers at a Kingston Avenue house on Monday was stopped short by a charging pit bull who bit the lawman on the calf, Volusia County sheriff's officials said."He had not stepped on the property yet when a dog ran out of the gate and bit him on the calf," said sheriff's spokesman Brandon Haught.As a result, 28-year-old Stephen Spencer, a deputy with the agency's civil division whose job it is to serve legal documents, was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center, Haught said. Though Spencer's injuries were not life-threatening, they were serious enough for an ambulance ride to the hospital, Haught said.

Dec. 8, 2009 http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20091208/BREAKINGNEWS/91208011/1006/NEWS01/Pit+bull+killed+after+charging+Palm+Bay+officer Another woman turned up at the apartment but refused to follow police orders and was arrested, officials said. At that point, a pit bull ran out of the apartment toward one of the officers at the scene, Renkins said. “It was rushing the officer. The officer actually backed up,” Renkins said. The dog continued to charge when the officer fired one shot, killing the animal, officials said. The adult pit bull was about 30 feet from the officer when it was shot, officials said. OKAY NUTTERS LET THE EXCUSES BEGIN!!

Dec. 18, 2009 FATALITY
http://www.winknews.com/news/local/79670882.html LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A tiny dog is mauled to death right in its owner's home.It happened in Lehigh Acres on Maple Avenue SouthPatricia Denis was decorating her home for the holidays when all of a sudden a pitbull charged through their front screen door."My dog was screaming horribly," she said.Her three year-old Shih Tzu named Buster was in a fight for its life.A neighbor's pitbull literally broke through the screen door, attacking Buster.David, Patricia's son says it happened on the living room floor."Buster is only this big. The pitbull's head is this big. Buster was making a horrible noise," he said.David tried pulling the dogs apart, but the pitbull bit through his finger.A few seconds later, Buster was nearly dead."There was blood everywhere. Buster was pretty much gone by then," he said.David was able to finally pull the dogs apart.He and Patricia rushed Buster to their vet.45 minutes later, he was dead."He was a wonderful dog. He played with all kids," Patricia said about Buster.David went to the pitbull's owner to get some answers and an apology, but he wasn't home.Today, David and Patricia still haven't heard from him."The owner of the dog hasn't contacted us. No contact what so ever," he said.WINK News also tried contacting the owner but he wasn't home.We did contact Lee Animal Control to ask why the pitbull has not been confiscated.They told us they had to wait for more evidence and an affidavit from Patricia.Animal Control seized the dog Friday afternoon.Its owner did not contend the seizure and handed it over to the agency.A spokesman for the agency said the dog was euthanized late Friday evening. NOT EVEN SAFE IN OUR OWN HOMES!!!!

Dec. 22, 2009 FATALITIES
http://www.wpbf.com/news/22040757/detail.html LOXAHATCHEE GROVES, Fla. -- Two pit bulls attacked animals in Loxahatchee Groves on Tuesday afternoon, leaving at least five animals dead.Jorge Garcia, who owns Rancho Garcia, where he sells livestock on his farm on Orange Boulevard, saw some of his sheep and goats under attack by two pit bulls in his front yard. He said the dogs were so vicious they killed one of the animals and four others had to be put down by a vet.During the attack, Garcia called Animal Care and Control officials. Meanwhile, Linda Dell was driving by and saw the attack. She flagged down an off-duty sheriff's deputy for help."I just keep seeing the picture of the pit bulls biting the poor goat, (which) was in the corner of the fence and kicking the dogs, trying to kick them away, but they just weren't giving up at all," Dell said. "I just knew I couldn't do anything as one person against these dogs, and I think it was just really meant to be that the sheriff was right there." DIDN'T STAND A CHANCE.

Dec. 28, 2009 http://www.ocala.com/article/20091228/ARTICLES/912289986/1001/NEWS01?Title=Deputy-shoots-pit-bull O'Carroll saw the dogs run toward the back of a house, and as soon as the dogs saw him, he reported, they became aggressive and after both started lunging at him, he hit the male dog with a Tazer.While waiting for Animal Control to respond, a woman told the deputy she had just been attacked by the dogs, but that her sweater stopped her from being hurt.Then, another man came out of his home to see what was going on and the dogs started attacking him.O'Carroll reported that when he rushed to the man's aid, the dogs attacked him [the deputy] again.The dog's owner, Maisson Faignant, came outside and reportedly told O'Carroll the dogs had attacked that same man two weeks ago. Faignant also said the dogs had been digging underneath the chain link fence, according to the report. SO STUPID PIT NUTTER JUST LET IT GO SO IT COULD MAUL AGAIN. HOW MUCH DOES IT TAKE TO FIX A FENCE?

Dec. 31, 2009
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/fellsmere-rancher-kills-pit-bull-attacking-his-cattle-157257.html After being tipped off by law enforcement, a rancher fatally shot a pit bull dog that was among three attacking his cattle Tuesday night in this rural community.A man seen with the dog in the 5-acre pasture, on north Willow Street, ran away and hasn't been found.The two other dogs disappeared.And an Indian River County Animal Control officer said the dead 60-pound dog had no identification. It is being kept in a freezer for evidence.The dogs chewed the ears of three of five cows and one bull on the property of Yvonne and Ali Roldan who live about a mile north of County Road 512.She said each cow is worth about $1,300.The wife could only speculate why the dogs were in the pasture: cattle rustling or for training. DO YA THINK A CHIHUAHUA COULD HAVE DONE THE SAME THING?

Dec. 31, 2009
BROOKSVILLE - Deputies responded to a home early Wednesday morning following a report that a pit bull had bitten the hands of his owner.Clayton Hillis, 31, of 24455 Duffield Road, arrived home and walked into his bed room when his dog, named Cage, attacked him and injured him, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.Hillis was lying on the living room floor when authorities arrived. He had puncture marks on both of his hands, deputies said.The victim said he did not provoke the dog in any way, according to the report.Someone else inside the house helped free Hillis from the dog's grasp and he received minor injuries, deputies said.
LET'S HEAR IT FOR LOYALTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 9, 2010
http://www.wptv.com/content/news/centralpbc/lakeworth/story/Woman-attacks-pitbull-to-save-her-dog/82ZPQ2J9VU-MatxaGTh8cg.cspx LAKE WORTH-- A Lake Worth woman and her dog are recovering after a vicious attack by a pitbull. It happened in an alley between "K" and "L" street. The woman is being called a hero after saving her dog by jumping on the back of the pitbull to get it off of her dog. The woman and her attorney plan to file charges. Sheila Schwartz says she is still having nightmares about the ruthless attack. She says she and Daisy were on her way home when she heard a loud bang behind her. She says the pitbull was banging up against the fence several times before breaking through.Sheila has gotten a lawyer who says out of his 25 years of experience this is by far his worst animal attack case.

Jan 11. 2010
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/dog-bite-investigation-lake-20100111,0,5422263.story The attack sent the young child to the hospital Saturday, according to a report stemming from a complaint filed by the child's mother. The attack occurred after a neighbor's dog escaped from a fenced in common area and came after the girl while she was outside playing.The dog, identified by authorities as a brown/brindle bull dog named Goliath, "got out of the gate and chased all the kids that were playing in the front yard," according to the complaint report. That's when the child was bitten on the back of her arm and her leg.Boyd said the owners of this particular dog have four other dogs. Her office has at least one prior citation involving Goliath and there may be others, she said. The dog is now on a 10-day, in-home quarantine. INNOCENT PLAY RESULTS IN AN ATTACK.

Jan 19, 2010
http://www.cfnews13.com/News/Local/2010/1/18/cop_shoots_kills_pit_bull.html ORLANDO -- A dog is dead after being shot by an Orlando police officer.
Orlando police say officers had pulled over after noticing smoke coming from a vehicle Monday.It happened in front of a home on the 800 block of Randall Street.Police say moments later, an unleashed pit bull came out, and charged at an officer and started biting him.The officer tried to kick the dog away, and that's when another officer stepped in and shot the dog.The dog died a short time later.The officer who was attacked is being treated for bite wounds. MORE TAXPAYERS MONEY AND LOST OF PRODUCTIVITY.

Jan. 20. 2010 FATALITY
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/jan/20/202004/man-kills-pit-bull-after-it-fatally-wounds-dog-att/news-breaking/ Paul Stucke heard the commotion of dogs fighting in his back yard this afternoon.He went out back and saw two pit bulls attacking his 6-year-old mixed breed dog, Dixie. When he tried to separate the dogs, the pit bulls went after him, according to his wife, Sharon.So he shot and killed one of the pit bulls, she said.After her husband shot the pit bull, the couple rushed Dixie to an animal hospital, but his injuries were too extensive. The dog was euthanized."We got Dixie when our son Justin was 3," said Sharon Stucke. "Dixie was his best friend."Hillsborough County Animal Services cited Dorothy York, the owner of the two dogs, for the dogs being vicious, being at-large and having expired dog tags and vaccinations. York, 36, of 801 Bills Circle, Brandon, faces several thousand dollars in fines and a court date, said Marti Ryan, animal services spokeswoman.This was not the first time that Red, the female pit bull that was shot, had been the focus of an investigation, Ryan said. In August, Red bit a 71-year-old man, but that person waived prosecution, she said.Animal services sent York a letter at the time that they were aware that her dog could be aggressive and she should take precautions."If she had been more responsible in the first place, that might have been the prevention," Ryan said. "She's the owner and the ultimate party responsible for these animals."On Wednesday, animal services also confiscated York's male pit bull, Smoke, but she hasn't relinquished ownership of the dog, Ryan said. She could also go to court to try to regain custody of the dog.The case remains under investigation, Ryan said.This afternoon, the Stucke family was shaken.Paul Stucke was trying to calm down after watching his dog die, then being attacked and having to kill an animal.Sharon Stucke was trying to figure out how to tell Justin, who was in school at the time, the bad news."How do you tell a little boy that his best friend was killed by another dog?" she asked. "How do you deal with that?" A NUTTER WILL SAY TO TELL HIM THAT HIS DOG STARTED IT.

Jan 24, 2010
http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20100124/BREAKINGNEWS/100124009/1006/NEWS01/Pit+bull+rampage++2+dogs+bite++injure+3+victims KISSIMMEE — Two pit bulls attacked at least five people just after noon Saturday, Osceola County Fire Rescue officials said.The attack happened around 8700 Tierra Vista Circle, off State Road 192 in Kissimmee. Osceola County Public Information Officer Nikki Whistler told Local 6 News that an adult and two children had to be transported to a hospital with bite wounds. The adult suffered dog bites on the arm and stomach. An 8-year-old was bitten on the stomach and an 11-year-old was bitten in the arm, officials said. According to two more witnesses on scene, they said they were attacked after trying to help the children as they attempted to escape. The witnesses told Local 6 News there were two pit bulls they had never seen in the neighborhood before. One of the witnesses attacked had his shirt torn by one of the dogs. Animal control officers continue to look for the dogs, which they say were picked up by someone in a car and driven away. TYPICAL NAZI NUTTER DOESN'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT WHAT THEIR DOGS DO TO PEOPLE.

Feb. 3, 2010
WINTER HAVEN A 26-year-old woman was injured when an all brown, mixed breed dog attacked her without provocation earlier today in Winter Haven.The Polk County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Section is asking for the public's help in locating the dog that attacked Misty Hawkins as she was walking along 34th Street Northwest and Avenue O.The Auburndale resident suffered approximately 50 puncture wounds and an approximately 6-inch cut on her head.Hawkins was treated and released from Winter Haven Hospital. A rabies shot series was initiated as a precautionary measure.Witnesses described the dog as a “pit-bull” mix, all brown in color, possibly with “tipped” ears, and medium length tail. The dog was described as having marks or scars on its face and bald patches on its skin.Other witnesses tell Animal Control Officers the dog is seen frequently in the area of the attack.Anyone who has information about the dog should contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 863-534-6200.Residents are cautioned not to approach the dog if it is seen. LET THE NUTTERS BEGIN WITH THEIR MEDIA CONSPIRACY OF MISIDENTIFICATION EXCUSE!!

FEB. 9, 2010
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/orange_news/0209103-yr-old-recovering-from-dog-attack Joshua Miranda wanted some quality time with his 3-year-old son Jeremiah. But out of no where, that bonding turned brutal."Some stray dog comes and bites my son in my own backyard. When you're supposed to be safe." Joshua ran to rescue his baby boy, "I just put my hands inside the dogs mouth and opened it."He was able to free Jeremiah and called for help. "Even the police knew he was an aggressive dog, he tried to charge police like he did my son. He didn't make it that far with them." That's because deputies shot the dog several times, after they say it became aggressive with them.Meanwhile, Jeremiah was released from the hospital. "He's not traumatized that I can see, but I know he's hurt." He had to have 38 stitches in his head. The dog also attacked Joshua, "Where did he bit you? My thumb and right finger."But this dad tells us, his experience in the Army helped him fight off the vicious pit bull quickly....he came back from Iraq and Afghanistan over the summer, "And then I got to deal with this." A much more emotional battle that threatened the life of his little boy.But this proud father says his son is a fighter, just like him. "Little Tonka, like the truck laugh. He's an awesome little boy," He now warns parents to be on alert, concerned other stray dogs are still roaming the neighborhood, "It can happen to your child too. It's not just my child it can happen to your child just like it happened to mine."Joshua says his own dog also helped fight off the pit bull. He hopes animal control officers remove other stray dogs from the area. IF DAD WASN'T THERE, WE WOULD BE READING YET ANOTHER OBIT.

Feb. 19, 2010
http://www.wptv.com/content/news/martin/indiantown/story/Martin-deputy-shoots-pit-bull-to-death/ouTaEFFk50aNIRl2dl18aQ.cspx INDIANTOWN — A Martin County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot and killed a pit bull mix that had entered a woman’s yard and attacked her dog Wednesday.A 21-year-old woman called 911 when the 70-pound dog attacked her 40-pound mixed breed dog at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 14900 block of Southwest Shawnee Street, the Sheriff’s Office report states.Two deputies responded to the call. Deputy Stephen Winegard said he and the other deputy used pepper spray on the pit bull with no results. The pit bull had the smaller dog clutched in its mouth and was dragging and shaking it, the deputies said. Winegard shot the pit bull twice, ending the attack and killing the pit bull, he said.A couple of hours after the attack, the pit bull’s owner, Jesus Alvarez, 35, contacted the Sheriff’s Office.“Though he was upset with the loss of his dog, he stated he understood the choice I was forced to make,” Winegard said in his report. “He stated once his dog attacked, it would have been impossible for me to pull him off his prey without possible injury to myself.”This story will be updated with more information when it becomes available. NUTTERS PROVIDE A GOOD LIVING TO THE AMMUNITION COMPANIES.

Feb. 20, 2010 FATALITY
http://www.ocala.com/article/20100220/ARTICLES/100229983?Title=3-year-old-fatally-mauled-by-dog A 3-year-old girl was killed late Saturday afternoon after it was attacked by a pit bull that was chained to a tree outside her home, sheriff’s officials said.The child was unresponsive when emergency personnel arrived on scene at 5:15 p.m., officials said. The attack occurred at 6540 NE 25th Avenue in Oak, just outside Ocala city limits, at a property marked “Haaker’s Dream Bulldog Ranch.”According to Jenifer Fisher, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Office, the child’s mother was cleaning the dog pen and the 3-year-old was playing in the yard outside the pen area. The mother went inside the home to use the restroom, at which point the child somehow wandered into the pen, where it became entangled in a chain harnessing one of four pit bulls, Fisher said. One of the dogs, a male, then attacked the child.Each of the American pit bulls, registered at the American Kennel Club, was chained to a separate tree inside the pen, Fisher said.“It was a bad dog attack,” Fisher said.It wasn’t clear whether the door to the pen was unlatched, or how the child managed to get inside the area housing the pit bulls. The mother did not immediately see the child when she came back outside. She suffered a minor injury on one of her fingers when she entered the pen and neared the animal.Marion County Animal Services took possession of all four pit bulls, even though only one is believed to have been involved in the attack.The pitbulls, white to beige in color, were driven off the property by Animal Services, two in each vehicle, caged in separate holding areas in the back of the van.If the dog involved in the attack is deemed “vicious” following an investigation, it will be euthanized, said Elaine Deiorio, an Animal Services representative. A fifth pit bull, a puppy, was inside the home at the time and will not be taken into possession.While authorities are not releasing the name of the child, the mother’s name is Lori Haaker, age 47. Another child, in his early teens, was inside the residence during the attack, Fisher said. The father and three other children were not home.The property is buffered by a large yard surrounded by a fence. A two-lane road is in front of the yard. There is a trailer behind the property, which the owners rent out to another individual, according to Fisher.The parents breed and shows pitbulls, according to Fisher. The Web site for Haaker’s Dream Bulldog Ranch indicates the club raises and shows bulldogs. Thomas Lamon, a neighbor, said he recalls the Haakers holding dog shows in their yard. He does not know the family personally, he said. The home, Lamon said, was occupied by former County Commissioner Randy Harris nearly a decade ago.The Major Crimes unit of the Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation into the child’s death. An assistant medical examiner was also on scene to determine the exact cause of death.Family members and friends arrived on the property as darkness set in. They hugged one another and declined to provide any comment. The sound of dogs barking could be heard near the property as the night wore on. ANOTHER GREEDY PIT (AMERICAN BULLDOG, SAME THING) BREEDER WHO KILLS HER DAUGHTER.

Feb. 23, 2010
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-orlando-pit-bull-attack-dog-killed-20100223,0,2782080.story An officer with the Orlando Police Department shot and killed an aggressive pit bull Monday as it attacked him, a report today shows.Officers Livio Beccaccio and Andre Tankovich went to the 4200 block of Solomon Drive before 9 p.m. Monday after officials received a report of an "aggressive pit bull that was attacking people,'' a report says.Attempts to capture the dog failed, according to a brief report from Beccaccio released today.He wrote that the dog attempted to attack him."The dog was shot and killed,'' the report said.It marks at least the second time this month that law-enforcement officers in Orange County shot a reportedly aggressive pit bull.Earlier this month, a pit bull attacked a 3-year-old boy who was his father in their back yard.Later, several deputies spotted the pit bull near the home on Coral Reef Drive in east Orange County, and spotted a small amount of what appeared to be blood on his chin.The pit bull barked at the deputies, took an "aggressive posture," and then began to walk toward the deputies, a sheriff's report said.That's when, a deputy reported, he felt threatened for his safety. The deputy said he fired two shots at the pit bull, striking the dog in the chest. The dog continued to move, so the deputy fired a final shot at the dog's head to euthanize it.On Saturday in Marion County, a 3-year-old girl reportedly left alone in her family's backyard with four dogs was mauled to death by one of them, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said.Following the child's death, Marion County Animal Services picked up four American Bulldogs – one male and three females – from Haaker's Dream Bulldog Ranch, on NE 25th Ave., where the attack occurred.Authorities said Monday that at least one dog will be euthanized. KEEP THOSE AMMUNITION COMPANIES IN BUSINESS.

March 11, 2010
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2010/mar/11/dogs-maul-kill-horse-teen-thrown-horse-during-atta/ GOLDEN GATE ESTATES — Two dogs attacked and mauled a horse to death, according a Golden Gate Estates woman. What should have been a smooth horseback riding trip turned into a life-threatening ride for a 15-year-old girl.Around 6 p.m. Tuesday, Penny Packard, 59, and the teen rode their horses on Second Avenue Southeast in Golden Gate Estates when a pit bull and a boxer started chasing after the horses attacking and biting them. A struggle ensued between the animals and the teen was thrown from her horse, Dancer, as it tried to elude the dogs."It was very scary having dogs diving towards your horses," Packard said.The dogs continued to chase the 25-year-old Dancer. Officials and the horse owners discovered Dancer mauled to death, apparently by the dogs, leaving a huge amount of blood on the trail.The blood area was as big as a dinning room table, Packard said."I just turned around and covered my face," she said.After a long pause, Packard said she felt terror."I was shocked," Packard said about finding Dancer killed. Dancer had lived on Packard's property for six years.The dogs were located. One of the dogs was taken into custody because it was loose when deputies arrived, Domestic Animal Services Director Amanda Townsend said.The case is under investigation by the Domestic Animal Services.The agency will conduct a dangerous dog investigation of both dogs, Townsend said.If Domestic Animal Services determines that the dogs are dangerous, the owners have three options. They could surrender the dog or both dogs and it would be euthanized, the owners could appeal the decision to a three-person panel, or they could choose to comply to keep the dog that has been declared "dangerous" by paying a $300 annual registration fee, keep the dog properly enclosed with signage on every entry of the house, muzzle the dog and provide a photograph to Domestic Animal Services.Packard said she knew something was wrong when they returned home and didn’t find Dancer after the initial attack."I knew the horse was hurt bad because horses always go back home," Packard, an owner of horses her entire life, said.Packard’s horse has three "good bite cuts.""I will not ride off of my property again," Packard, who has lived at Second Avenue Northeast off of Everglades Boulevard for six years, said. "I’m sacred to death."Packard disagrees with what Domestic Animal Services has told her that the dog owners also have the right to keep their dogs."I’m very concerned because the dogs weren’t removed from the house," Packard said. "I want the law to change."If there are children in the neighborhood, Packard said these dogs are dangerous and should be killed."These are people who haven’t controlled their dogs in the fist place," she said. THIS HORSE DIDN'T DIE QUICKLY, IT ENDURED A HORRIBLE DEATH BEING EATEN ALIVE.

March 19, 2010
http://www.wcsh6.com/news/national/story.aspx?storyid=115677&catid=45 CORAL GABLES, Fla. (NBC) -- A 7-year-old Florida girl is hospitalized after being attacked by her neighbor's large bullmastiff. The little girl was bitten on the head and several other parts of her body Wednesday evening in her Coral Gables neighborhood while she was riding her scooter just a few feet from her home. It took another neighbor's quick actions to save the girl, who was trying to fend off the dog. Police said John Christianson stabbed the dog, which forced it to retreat, and then the neighbor tied it to a tree. The dog was euthanized Thursday. The little girl's father said the dog ripped off her ear and dragged her several feet. The dog also bit her on the neck after she removed her helmet, he said. At a weight of nearly 150 pounds and a stout physique, bullmastiffs are considered gentle giants, so it's unclear what may have sparked the attack. No criminal charges are expected to be filed in the case, but animal services is investigating the incident. The unidentified girl is at Jackson memorial Hospital recovering from her injuries. BULL MASTIFF, PIT ON STEROIDS

March 21, 2010
http://www.bradenton.com/2010/03/21/2146099/police-briefs-pit-bull-shot-after.html BRADENTON — A police officer shot a pit bull after the dog bit his shoe twice and refused to back off, according to authorities.Two officers were flagged down just before 11 a.m. Saturday by a resident who told them there was a dog attacking people because the owners didn’t have it locked up, said Bradenton Police Lt. Darrell Akemon.When the officers knocked on the door at the residence in the 1900 block of Eighth Avenue East, the dog came out and latched on to the officer’s shoe. The officer, who was on his third day on the job, kicked the dog off and retreated toward the street, where the dog followed and reportedly bit at his shoe a second time. The officer, who was not injured, then drew his handgun and fired one shot that struck the dog in the shoulder.“The dog kept coming at him,” Akemon said.The dog, which is still alive, was taken into custody by Manatee County Animal Services, Akemon said. THE POLICE NEED BIGGER GUNS.

March 30, 2010 http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/accidents/familys-pet-pit-bull-turns-into-a-terror-attacks-owners-and-landlord/1083982 SPRING HILL — There had been some unsettling changes in the family's dog over the past few weeks.Ruger, a 6-year-old pit bull terrier, had grown more restless, always tugging at the family to play. He seemed starved for attention. And early last week, he startled Erika Sullivan by scratching her on the shoulder as she tried to swat at a fly."I noticed a different look in his eyes," she said of the pet they've had for three years.But it was all just a precursor to Ruger's inexplicably violent frenzy last week.Eleonor Ramirez, Sullivan's landlord, stopped by the home in the 12200 block of Waco Street on Thursday to discuss making some changes to rent. Ramirez said she had met Ruger a number of times before, so she had little reason to fear him.On this day, Sullivan said, Ruger had been acting unusual, part of a pattern that had the owners considering getting rid of the 100-pound-plus dog.When Sullivan opened the door for Ramirez, Ruger rushed out and lunged at Ramirez, grabbing ahold of her inner right thigh. As Ramirez tried to fend off the attack, Sullivan tried to pull the dog off of her.Then the dog turned its attention on Sullivan, going for her throat.Ramirez picked up a ceramic pot and slammed it down on Ruger's head, causing the dog to loosen its grip for a moment. But he then renewed his attack on her."People don't realize the horror of that situation when your family dog turns on you," Ramirez said. "It felt like being eaten alive."When Sullivan tried to intervene again, the dog latched on to her right arm. Meanwhile, Sullivan's children were screaming at the sight of their family pet mauling their mother.The 3-year-old girl threw a toy at the dog, and then the animal made a move toward the child. Sullivan thrust herself into the fray again, this time using her arm as a shield and dragging the dog away from her children.Eventually, Ruger let go and Sullivan was able to trap the dog in the garage. Authorities and neighbors soon arrived at the home to help the women.Sullivan and Ramirez were rushed to Spring Hill Regional Hospital, with Sullivan suffering deep puncture wounds and gashes to both arms that required plastic surgery. Ramirez was discharged that day, while Sullivan was transported to Tampa General Hospital for more surgery. She was released from the hospital on Saturday.A 27-year-old wife and mother of two young children, Sullivan now sports bandages that run the length of her arms. She spends most of her days and nights sprawled on the living room couch, hoping medication dulls the intense throbbing in her arms and shoulder.Sullivan, who does not have medical insurance, will be unable to return to her job as a waitress at Texas Roadhouse for at least the next few months and has been told that she might not be able to regain full use of her right arm.But despite her troubles, Sullivan harbors no ill will toward Ruger."I'm not mad at him at all," she said. "I just want to know what triggered it."Ramirez said she's not mad at Sullivan. To the contrary, she's grateful."I'm indebted to her for my life," Ramirez said. "Had the dog done to me what it did to her, I probably would have died."Since then, Sullivan has struggled to understand why Ruger snapped. In the three years they owned the dog, she said they had never been a hint of violence from the dog."Ruger was never mean to anybody," she said. "I wish I could have been in his head to figure out what happened."The dog was taken to Animal control, where it was being tested and will likely be euthanized. THIS GAMEDOG TOOK OUT HIS ENTIRE FAMILY, SO MUCH FOR THE LOYALTY MYTH.

April 2, 2010
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state/deputy-shoots-pit-bull-during-drug-investigation-in-511432.html A Broward sheriff's deputy shot and injured an attacking pit bull that was taking a bite out of a Davie police sergeant during an investigation in Pompano Beach, the Sheriff's Office said Friday.The incident took place at around 12:30 p.m. Friday. Deputies and the Davie sergeant were conducting a drug investigation when a suspect got into a scuffle with the sergeant, said sheriff's spokeswoman Dani Moschella. The two broke through a fence in the 1500 block of Northwest Fifth Avenue, and the pit bull on that property attacked, Moschella said. The sergeant suffered several bites before the deputy shot the dog.No one else was injured. Charges against at least one suspect are likely, she said.Pompano Beach Animal Control responded and transported the animal to a local animal hospital for treatment, Moschella said.Other details were not immediately available. WONDER IF BEST FIENDS TAKES INTO ACCOUNT HOW MUCH IT COSTS THE TAXPAYERS TO NOT HAVE BSL. LOST PRODUCTIVITY AND ONE LESS OFFICER ON THE STREETS.

April 12, 2010 FATALITY
http://www.theledger.com/article/20100412/NEWS/100419911?Title=3-Pit-Bull-Mixes-Executed-After-Killing-Chihuahua BARTOW Three mix breed dogs were euthanized Monday by Polk County Animal Control after they attacked and killed a Chihuahua on Sunday in Bartow.The incident happened about 10:30 a.m. at Clower Street and Margaret Avenue.Polk County Sheriff’s Animal Control deputies said three pit bull mixed breed dogs jumped out of the bed of a pickup truck and attacked a Chihuahua owned by Elaine Thompson of Bartow.The dog later died from its injuries, but Thompson was not injured.The dogs’ owner, Trina Pickard, 33, was cited with having dogs at large and not having proper tags, the Sheriff’s Office said. She was fined $452. DIDN'T STAND A CHANCE.

April 13, 2010
http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2010-04-13/story/first-coast-beaches-police-briefs JACKSONVILLE BEACH - - A poodle was attacked by a pit bull dog that got out of a fenced-in yard about 11 a.m. Saturday in the 3500 block of Bay Island Circle. The poodle’s injuries were so severe it had to be taken to an emergency care veterinarian for treatment. THE POODLE DID IT!!!

April 14, 2010
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/florida/fl-pit-bull-attacks-dog-20100414,0,6935394.story JENSEN BEACH A pit bull has been quarantined at the Treasure Coast Humane Society after it attacked and bit another dog at Jensen Public Beach and injured two people who tried to intervene, according to a recently released sheriff's reports.The afternoon of April 7, the dog took the face of a golden retriever into its mouth and wouldn't let go, the reports say. Two people who were bitten on the hands were treated at Martin Memorial Medical Center.The pit bull, named Nina, was impounded and put on a 10-day quarantine. The dog's custodian, Brittany Edwards, 20, of Stuart, was cited for not having proof of a rabies vaccination or license and for not having under restraint an animal that caused injuries.Because the dog didn't attack people — just the dog, with the people having intervened — the incident doesn't fit state criteria for the pit bull being classified as a dangerous dog, a sheriff's official said.The owner of the golden retriever, Serina Colley, 36, of Palm City, told investigators she was sitting on the beach making sand castles with her 3-year-old daughter when "suddenly out of nowhere a pit bull came rushing over and started attacking my dog."It took her, her husband, Shawn, and her mother-in-law to pull off the pit bull, she said.Edwards told investigators she was keeping the pit bull for a friend who couldn't keep it because of where he lives. She had the dog on a retractable leash, but the dog overpowered her, reports say.According to a witness, the incident started with Edwards and another woman trying to get the pit bull in the ocean as the dog resisted. Then, the dog reared and broke away, running 20 feet to attack the retriever.Now, Edwards has to pay $870 in fines within 30 days. The dog's quarantine ends Saturday.If the dog isn't claimed by the owner it will be euthanized, said Rhonda Irons, Martin County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman. PIT BULLY DIDN'T LIKE THE WATER????

April 14, 2010 FATALITY
http://suncoastpasco.tbo.com/content/2010/apr/14/141626/4-day-old-child-hospitalized-after-encounter-dog/ Just seven days old, the tiny baby's bloody body was covered with more than 50 puncture wounds as Jackie Welch tried in vain to help. "It scared … me," Welch said. "I kept my mind together because I knew I had to do CPR to help revive him." Her efforts were not enough, however, and 1-week-old Thomas Carter Jr. died Wednesday afternoon after being mauled by a family pit bull mix described by one person as "lovable.'' The attack came in the same bed where the baby slept with his 16-year-old mother, Nicole Koezeno. The boy's mother apparently slept through the attack and wasn't aware her baby was hurt until someone knocked on her bedroom door about 11:45 a.m. Wednesday. "She started screaming, 'My baby! My baby!,' said Welch, a neighbor who had spent the night there and was in the mobile home's hallway. "Then she said, 'My dog bit my baby; he's bleeding.' " Welch went into the bedroom to try to help. The baby wasn't breathing, so she administered CPR as someone else called 911. The baby was pronounced dead a short time later at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. It was the second fatal mauling of a child in the Moon Lake Estates neighborhood in the last four months. "It's very painful and shocking," Welch said. "I feel guilty because I wasn't able to save him." Welch, 32, lives next door, but spent the night there with her 2-year-old son. She does that from time to time because her brother, Jonathon Gibson, and his girlfriend live with Koezeno and the baby's father, Thomas Carter Sr. She said the pit bull mix, Sidon, routinely slept in the bedroom with the baby and his parents. There is tension between Sidon and her brother's pit bull, Buddy, who spent the night in her brother's bedroom, she said. Welch said she woke up at 7 a.m. and never heard a sound from the dog. "The dog didn't make a noise or nothing – no growling, no barking, no nothing," Welch said. She heard the baby cry at about 9:30 a.m., but shortly afterward the baby became calm. "It cried for two minutes and that was it," Welch said. "After that I didn't hear nothing." Welch has known the dog since it was a puppy and said there has never been a problem, even with her child. She guessed the dog was about 3 years old. She described Koezeno and Carter, 20, as loving parents who cared for and doted on the baby. They came back from the hospital excited with their new bundle of joy. "They took very good care of him," Welch said. "They didn't leave him out of their sight." Welch warned that people with pit bulls should keep them away from children. "If people have pit bulls, they either need to get rid of them or put them in a fenced-in area in the back away from children," she said. "You never know when they're going to turn." Neighbors said Thomas Carter Sr. once lived at a nearby mobile home with several pit bulls. He brought Sidon with him when he moved into the mobile home at 10548 Olsen Str. in Moon Lake Estates. Deputies got the call just after noon. David Lance, Carter's boss, was with him mowing lawns when he got the call from Koezeno. "She called, frantic," Lance said. "He couldn't even understand her." Carter rushed to meet the family at the hospital. "That was his pride and joy," said Lance, who has worked with Carter for three years. "They were both proud parents." He said he was stunned to hear of the attack. He's known Sidon for years and said the dog often would be outside when they mowed Carter's lawn. "That dog was lovable," he said. Pasco Animal Services officers took the dog to their facilities in Land O' Lakes, said Denise Hilton, manager of the agency. The dog will be euthanized, but it wasn't clear when, Hilton said. She couldn't confirm if the second dog at the mobile home during the attack also was taken. "It's heartbreaking all around," Hilton said. "It's something that's horrific and you never want to happen." This is the second child in Pasco — and in Moon Lake — to be killed by a family dog since December. On Dec. 12, 22-month-old Dallas Lee Walters was mauled to death by a relative's Rottweiler-Labrador mix during a birthday party at his great-aunt's house at 9615 Jerome Drive. The 100-pound dog was euthanized a short time later. It was Pasco's first reported fatal animal attack in at least 35 years. Near the site of Wednesday's mauling, Winona Walker has a 19-month-old daughter and a pit bull, but she said she keeps the dog and child separated. She said she doesn't like to walk on that street because so many dogs roam loose. Hilton said pet owners must keep in mind that no matter how tame and loving a pet might seem, it's an animal with animal instincts that can be unpredictable. "Just in general, people should not trust animals around children," she said. "We, as adults, have to protect our children … . Keep them (animals) away. It's the safest thing to ado." Hilton said she has no recorded animal complaints at the couple's current address but didn't immediately know if they had other complaints elsewhere. YEAH, PITS WILL LOVE YA TO DEATH, LITERALLY.

May 7, 2010
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. -- A Broward Sheriff's deputy has killed a pit bull after it bit an 8-year-old boy walking to school.Authorities received a call Friday morning that a pitb bull was loose and had bitten a child on the arm. When the dog moved toward the deputy, he shot and killed the animal.The boy's condition was not known. The investigation is ongoing. DRIVE YOUR KIDS TO SCHOOL, PITS MAKE IT TOO DANGEROUS TO LET THEM WALK.

May 19, 2010
REDDICK - A 6-year-old girl was attacked by a pit bull mix Monday afternoon.
She was airlifted to the Shands at the University of Florida hospital in Gainesville.
Marion County Fire Rescue officials said Tuesday the child received injuries to her face and neck.The tan and white 4-year-old canine was taken by officials from Marion County Animal Services and is being held in quarantine for 10 days because it was not current on its rabies vaccination.The dog also is being held for a dangerous-dog investigation, according to Elaine Deiorio, a program coordinator with Animal Services.The incident occurred in the 4400 block of Northwest 148th Place.Marion County Fire Rescue received the call at 3:45 p.m., from an unidentified male.It was not clear Tuesday what prompted the attack. WHAT PROMPTED THE ATTACK??? IT'S A FUCKING PIT BULL!!!

May 26, 2010 FATALITY
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2010/may/26/pit-bull-killed-after-mauling-pug-death/ LEHIGH ACRES — A pit bull was shot and killed late Tuesday by a Lee deputy who arrived as the dog mauled to death Bailey, a pug, in Lehigh Acres.According to Lee County Domestic Animal Services and Lee County Sheriff’s Office reports:Deputies were called about 10 p.m. Tuesday by Christopher Jijon to his house in the 2700 block of 33rd Street West who said Bailey had been mauled by a pit bull which lives nearby. Jijon used a shovel to try to stop the attack, but was not successful.He said he’d been outside with Bailey when the pit bull ran from across the street and began mauling the pug. As a deputy arrived, he saw the pit bull with Bailey in his mouth in Jijons’ front yard.The pit bull, believed to be named Tank, had Bailey for about 15 minutes then became aggressive to deputies who ultimately shot him. The pit ran into Jijon’s garage and went back outside where he died.An animal control officer and deputy went to the house where the pit was believed to have lived. A woman who was outside asked what the officials wanted. They explained they needed to speak with the pit bull’s owner – whose name was given by Jijon to officials. The woman went inside, came back out a few minutes later and said the other woman/owner was sleeping.Officials asked the woman to awaken the owner, but she refused, went back inside and no one would answer officials repeated attempts to get someone to come to the door.Jijon had told officials there were two other pit bulls in the backyard of the house, so the deputies and an animal control officer walked around the house to the backyard. They found another male pit bull in a large homemade kennel and two cages away was a female who looked as if she had recently had puppies.Officials tried to speak with the owner again, but no one answered. Records show the woman owns a pit bull named Tank. She had yet to be cited because officials could not contact her.The animal control officer removed Bailey at Jijon’s request because his girlfriend was extremely upset about what had happened.

May 26, 2010
http://www.news4jax.com/news/23685524/detail.html JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 4-year-old girl and her grandmother had some strong words to describe a pit bull they said attacked them Tuesday."It's stupid," 4-year-old Tytionna said."Kill it. They should put it down," her grandmother added.The two were on a walk with Tytionna's 2-month-old brother when the pit bull the family was dog-sitting got loose.It charged the trio and bit Tytionna in the face, dragging her to the ground. Then it bit her leg and shook her."It swallowed my earring," she said.A Good Samaritan, who didn't want to be identified, ran out just in time and started kicking the dog. She said she couldn't just stand by and watch."To see it happen was truly terrifying. Terrifying," she said. "You just don't know how vulnerable you are."Tytionna got five stitches in her face and six in her leg.The dog still hasn't been taken into custody or tested for rabies."It might bite someone else's child or an adult. They need to kill him," Tytionna's grandmother said. DISFIGURING SCARS BECAUSE A NUTTER THINKS THEY ARE SPECIAL BECAUSE THEY HAVE A DANGEROUS ANIMAL.

May 27, 2010
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/23698475/detail.html ORMOND BEACH, Fla. -- A 3-year-old boy was attacked and bitten in the head Tuesday night by his grandmother’s pit bull mix while she was baby-sitting him at her Ormond Beach home, according to deputies.
According to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, the boy was lying on the floor of his grandmother's home when he grabbed the dog, prompting it to bite him.
The boy suffered three to four deep lacerations to the left side of his head and a large laceration to the left side of his forehead above his eye, deputies said.
He was taken to a hospital and was conscious and talking, according to a sheriff's report, which said the boy told police that "the mean dog bit him."The report also said that the officer at the scene noticed an old scar on the boy's left cheek.In the report, the boy's mother said the same dog bit her son a year ago and that the dog was supposed to be kept outside when his grandmother was baby-sitting him. Deputies said that she was visibly upset and angry at her mother when she arrived at the home after deputies called her and the boy's father.After the attack, the boy's grandmother quickly picked up the child to get him away from the dog, the report said. She immediately drove the boy and dog to Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond, where deputies later arrived.When asked why she didn't call 911, she said that she didn't want to wait, the report stated. When deputies asked why she took the dog with her, she said that her boyfriend was going to kill it, the report stated. The boyfriend was on the back porch at the time of the attack and did not witness the incident, the report stated.Animal Control officials told the grandmother to take the dog back to her house and wait for them to assess the situation. The owner later turned the dog over to authorities.The boy's current condition is not known.A copy of the report was forwarded to the Department of Children and Families for further review. ONE WOULD THINK THEY WOULD TAKE THE CHILD, THE NUTTER PARENTS DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT HIM.

May 28, 2010
http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2010-05-28/hastings-farmer-kills-pit-bull-after-attack-cow HASTINGS -- A farmer who feared for the safety of her 4-year-old boy shot and killed a pit bull Thursday, seconds after it stopped attacking one of her cows and started to charge them.Barbara Secorsky, 41, and her child were feeding their livestock around 7:30 a.m. when they saw the black pit bull attacking one of their cows in a pasture close by.She ran back inside her home to grab a rifle, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office. When she returned to the pasture, the dog had latched onto the cow's chest.Secorsky shouted at the dog, which released the cow and charged at her and her son, the report said. She shot the dog several times.The dog belonged to Michael Blanton, 38, a nearby neighbor. He declined to comment.This isn't the first time Secorsky has had to defend her livestock from Blanton's pit bull.A St. Johns County Animal Control official said Blanton's dog was involved in an attack against Secorsky's goat earlier this month. Blanton was found guilty in a St. Johns County courtroom two weeks ago and was fined up to $500 for the attack but was still able to keep the dog, said Paul Studivant, division chief of Animal Control.
Blanton will not face charges this time. Secorsky told deputies that she would work out a settlement with Blanton outside the courtroom.Studivant said that if the dog had not been shot and killed, it would have been confiscated anyway."Two attacks in one month deems the animal dangerous," he said.Animal Control is finding that pit bulls are over-bred in the county and now fill the majority of the county's animal shelters, Studivant said."We used to see a lot of these dogs in the rural areas of the county, but we're starting to see them through the city now, too," Studivant said.Studivant said there is not a common breed among the dangerous dog cases he investigates."For every good dog, there is a bad one, too," he said.According to dogsbite.org, a public education website that releases research on dog attacks, six out of 10 human deaths by dog attacks in the U.S. recorded this year were by pit bulls. ANOTHER NUTTER ACO STUDIVANT, BUT HE LOOKS LIKE A FOOL IN THIS ARTICLE.

May 29, 2010
.A woman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries Friday after being attacked by two pit bulls and a Rottweiler in front of a Fort Lauderdale church.The 44-year-old woman, whose name was not released, was walking along the 1100 block of North Andrews Avenue when the dogs ran out of a nearby yard after a gate had been left open, according to Fort Lauderdale Police.People passing through the area saw the woman struggling for help and were able to stop the dogs from attacking further. They brought the dogs back to the yard and closed the gate. When police arrived, the dogs had been moved inside the house. Det. Kathy Collins, a spokeswoman, said the dogs' owners did not answer the door in an effort to avoid the police.The victim was taken to the hospital at her request.Her attack came just one week after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Dog Bite Prevention Week. According to the CDC, 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year, and about one in five of those attacks require medical attention. One-third of dog-bite related fatalities come from pit bulls. While pit bull ownership has been illegal in Miami-Dade County since 1989, Broward has no laws to forbid or control the breed. Florida has had a ban on breed-specific laws since 1990, but state legislators introduced a bill in March that would give all communities the right to regulate dogs based on breed. If the bill passes, cities and counties could require owners of specific breeds to muzzle their dogs or carry insurance. STAY IN YOUR HOME WITH BOARDS ON THE WINDOWS IF THERE ARE PITS AROUND.

June 2, 2010
http://www.news4jax.com/news/23771743/detail.html JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Matt Geary was walking into a convenience store last Friday to buy a drink when he was mauled by a pit bull.The father of three thought he was going to die after suffering deep bite wounds on his arms and legs and undergoing multiple surgeries over two days to repair the damage."He had chipped the bone with his teeth when he bit," Geary said of the dog. "The feeling on the top of my thumb is gone."Geary said he was walking into a Jiffy Mart gas station on Post Street to buy a soda, and he saw the dog chained to a pole, with the owner a several feet away."I walked to give it wide berth, and as I was walking, I heard somebody say, 'No!'" Geary said.The dog's chain broke, and the animal charged straight at him. According to a police report, the canine attacked Geary until the owner "beat the dog until the dog released the bite."Police said the owner "grabbed the dog's leash and ran from the scene."Geary said he has no idea why."That is the $64,000 question," he said. "It took a day and a half to find him, but (the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office) was able to."Geary said he identified the owner and the dog with the help of a police officer. The owner told police he had no excuse for not returning to the scene, and he said the dog had bitten someone before, according to the report.Geary said he's upset the city's Animal Care and Protective Services still hasn't impounded the dog, even considering its violent history."If I had my children with me, it could have been catastrophic," Geary said. "It would've killed a kid. That's the biggest thing I want to happen: That dog has got to get off the street before it hurts somebody that isn't as fortunate as I am."No charges have been filed against the dog's owner, and Geary said he'll be satisfied only if the dog is euthanized.The dog's owner told Channel 4 he was turning the dog in Wednesday to be put down. THIS MAN HAS THREE KIDS TO SUPPORT.

June 6, 2010
http://www.winknews.com/Local-Florida/2010-06-06/Dog-bites-two-at-Cape-Coral-home CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Two people are taken to the hospital after they say the family pit bull turned on them.Police say the dog started acting aggressive inside the home on Northeast 7th Place. Two people suffered bites to their hands.The dog then circled outside the home for about an hour until animal control officers were able to safely contain it. LET'S HEAR IT AGAIN ABOUT THE LOYALTY OF THE PIT BULLS.

June 9, 2010
FORT PIERCE — A Fort Pierce man and woman are being sued after a pit bull terrier attacked a woman at the couple’s residence, according to the woman’s lawsuit.
Dana and Alan Branca of 700 Texas Court in Fort Pierce are named as defendants in a suit filed by Bridget McCormack. The suit alleges McCormack was attacked and bitten by the Branca’s dog on March 5.The suit alleges the couple showed negligence that resulted in injuries and damages. The civil suit was filed in the 19th Judicial Circuit Court, and McCormack is seeking more than $15,000, according to the suit. CAN YOU SUE A PIT OWNER FOR JUST BEING STUPID??