Nov. 14, 2009 Dylan Farris, 5, was in the front yard of his home on Friar Tuck Road, playing with some other children. A golden-colored pit bull appeared on the property, and before any of the children knew what happened, he attacked Dylan, biting him so ferociously on the face that the gash under an eye went all the way down to the bone.“He was pretty traumatized by it — he said he felt like he was dying and that his eyes were going to come out,” said Dylan’s mother, Tawnya. OF COURSE THE PIT NUTTERS WILL BLAME THIS VICTIM!!

Dec. 22, 2009 A DeKalb County girl may be able to go home from the hospital today after being attacked by a pit bull on Saturday, according to WSB-TV. Her mother killed the dog by hitting it with a brick and stabbing it with a knife, the station reported.According to WSB, 12-year-old A'lexus Zachary was standing at the front door of a friend's house. When the door opened, the dog sprang on Zachary, WSB said.Her mother, Tameka Zachary, ran to help but was unable to fend off the dog. She picked up a brick that was nearby and began hitting the dog in the head. Zachary's friend also spotted a knife, which the woman used to stab the dog repeatedly.The girl ran into the house, and the dog collapsed and died, WSB said.Zachary was taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. The owner of the dog is a cousin of Zachary's friend. That person may be facing criminal charges, WSB said. A MOTHER IS THE BEST DEFENSE.

Dec. 30, 2009 A Bibb County deputy shot a stray pit bull Friday after it attacked two people, a report stated.
According to the report, the deputy responded to a call Friday afternoon at 3677 Franklinton Road. A woman who lives on that road called the sheriff’s office after her daughter was bitten on the leg while walking to a nearby store. While the deputy was interviewing the woman, the dog charged a nearby witness, grabbing him by the pants.The deputy shouted at the dog. According to the report, the dog charged the deputy and the deputy fired two shots, one in the dog’s side and one in its head. The woman told the deputy the dog was a stray. Neither victim needed medical treatment, the report stated. GOOD TO SEE THIS ONE END WITHOUT INJURIES.

Jan. 7, 2010 FATALITIES A Bibb County man told sheriff’s deputies he killed two stray pit bulls in self-defense Sunday evening, according to a sheriff’s report.The report said the man went to feed his animals outside his Jeffersonville Road residence when he was aggressively approached by a pit bull. The man got a shotgun from his house and fired at the dog, missing it. The dog fled the scene.As the man approached his animal pen, he saw a second pit bull that tried to attack him and he shot it once, killing it, the report stated. He found a third pit bull in the pen and shot it as well. The man told deputies the dogs killed three of his hogs and a cow.No charges have been filed against the man. HE SHOULD BE GIVEN AN AWARD!!!

Jan. 20, 2010 A Warner Robins woman was attacked by a pit bull Monday morning as she was taking out her trash, police said.Tabitha Pugh, public information officer for Warner Robins police, said the woman suffered extensive injuries to her right calf and was taken by ambulance to The Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.Warner Robins Animal Control euthanized the dog Tuesday morning by order of the health department, Pugh said.Another dog that also snapped at the woman but did not bite her ran off before animal control officers arrived after the 10 a.m. attack at 300 King Arthur Lane, Pugh said.Police do not know who owned the pit bull involved in the attack, Pugh said.

Jan 25, 2010 FATALITY
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A Georgetown family is looking for answers after two neighborhood pitbulls killed their longtime pet.It happened Sunday afternoon off of Cobblestone Road in the Wild Herron subdivision.The dogs at large, from a neighborhood more than a few miles away, killed a cat, ran loose around the neighborhood and now neighbors want the owner held accountable.
Among the dog barks sits a backyard gravesite for one family's pet.
"A calico cat named Katie," Louise Campolongo told WTOC.Katie was almost 10-years-old when she was attacked by two pitbulls Sunday afternoon, in Campolango's parents front yard."A lady who was walking her dogs ran across the street suddenly, so I went to the front door," Campolongo told WTOC. "In the middle of the front lawn were two pit bulls pulling my cat apart. I open the door, the dog wanted to charge me in the house. What's the dog doing loose?"It's a question Campolongo asks over and over again. The same day, other neighbors reported the dogs roaming the streets to property managers."My cat looked so mangled and managed to get under the car," she said.Meanwhile, Katie didn't make it, dying on her way to the vet."These two big pitbulls could have mauled a child," Campolongo said. "What if my child was in the front yard playing with the cat? The owner showed up and said, 'Oh they are good dogs, they just got out'. It couldn't have been "just got out" because it had been a long time. He looked at me and said, 'I will get you another cat'. Like you can replace a pet who had been in your family for years."Upset and angry, Campolongo and her family called 911, but claims she has seen the dogs in action on the loose before, along a pond near their backyard."You'll see them dive in the water grabbing ducks. This isn't new for these dogs," she said."This is not the first time we have had a complaint about these dogs with this owner," Star Corporal George Smith told WTOC. Smith is with Chatham County Animal Control. He says the dogs were turned over by the owner and placed in a boarding facility until a dangerous dog hearing in a few weeks. Meanwhile, the owner has been citeD. "The owner of the dogs has remorse and he understands the process as we deal with these animals," Smith told WTOC. "Dogs should not be on the loose at anytime. They should be on a leash when outside a confined area.""Why are they loose if this is a responsible pet owner," Campolongo said.Campolongo has one other cat, a male named Carlitos. She's worried the dogs may eventually come back. "What are we doing about these loose dogs? I don't want to lose another pet," she said. "He should kennel them or he shouldn't have them."WTOC was unable to get in contact the owner of the dogs. HOW ABOUT KENNELING THAT NUTTER?

Feb. 1, 2010 A Macon woman was bitten in the face by a pit bull Sunday morning as she walked to her car, Macon police said. Officers were dispatched to the 4000 block of Shirley Court at about 9:10 a.m. and found Melanie Rutland, 49, receiving care from emergency medical workers. She was later taken to a hospital by ambulance, according to a police report. Police Lt. Eric Walker said the woman was bitten on the nose and cheeks. She also may have had a leg injury. The extent of the injuries wasn’t clear Monday. A witness told officers he heard noises that sounded like two dogs fighting, but as he entered the yard he saw the dog attacking the woman. The man yelled at the dog and it ran down Elizabeth Court, according to the report. Officers later found a dog matching the description of the dog that bit the woman in the 4100 block of Elizabeth Court, according to the report. The dog was taken to Macon Animal Control where it is being quarantined for 10 days for rabies, Walker said. Brian Deandre James, 35, of Elizabeth Court, told police the dog had “apparently broken the chain that secured him in the backyard.” James was cited for failure to restrain the dog, according to the report. THE ONLY TIME YOU CAN TRUST A PIT TO NOT ESCAPE IS WHEN THEY ARE A DEAD PIT.

Feb. 16, 2010 A good Samaritan came to the aid of a 7-year-old girl as she was being attacked by a pit bull, according to Cobb County police.The child was walking alone Tuesday shortly after 3 p.m. in the Valley View mobile home park near Marietta when she was approached by the dog, Sgt. Dana Pierce said."A pit bull from a street over attacked her," Pierce said.A man who witnessed the attack came to the girl's aid and struck the animal with a piece of wood, Pierce said. The man separated the animal from the child and then drove the child to WellStar Kennestone Hospital in his own vehicle, Pierce said.An off-duty City of Marietta police officer, who was working a second job at Kennestone, called Cobb police to report the incident, Pierce said.The child, whose name has not been released, was later transported to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, where her condition was upgraded, Pierce said. The girl apparently suffered a severe wound to her leg, he said.The dog, which weighed about 115 pounds, was signed over to animal control officials and is expected to be euthanized on Wednesday and tested for rabies, Pierce said. Charges are expected to be filed against the dog's owners.Police believe the man's quick reaction to the attack likely saved the child. The good Samaritan has not been identified.“It was bad," Pierce said. "But it could have been worse had he not intervened.” THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN ONE MORE DEAD CHILD IF HE HAD NOT INTERVENED.

Feb. 23, 2010 MARIETTA, Ga. -- A neighbor saved a 67-year-old woman from two attacking pit bulls Tuesday morning by beating the dogs with a statue.Mattie Craig said she hit the dogs so hard the statue broke in half.The two dogs attacked the first woman in a hallway at the Walton Village Apartments on Roberta Drive as she took her Jack Russell terrier out for his morning walk. The Walton Village is a senior citizen apartment complex.Marl Roberts saw the dogs attacking the woman and her dog.He described them as "well fed, big dogs."Craig said she heard the attack and went to see if she could help."I said 'Maybe if I go down the elevator and be prepared to fight," said Craig. "I was prepared to fight."When Craig came out of the elevator the dogs were still attacking."The pit bull was standing up biting her dog and I hit him in the head with a statue and broke it," said Craig.She kept swinging until the dogs ran off."I don't know where I got the nerve," Craig said. "I just had to do something."Then she pulled the victim to safety."When I got home I thought, 'that was kind of brave,'" said Craig.Animal control officers captured the dogs Tuesday morning and are searching for their owner. AND LET'S HEAR PUNISH THE DEED WHEN THERE IS NO OWNER TO BE FOUND.

Feb. 24, 2010 FATALITY CONYERS, Ga. -- A 5-day-old baby girl died Tuesday after being attacked by the family's pit bull dog, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office.The infant's mother found the dog on top of the baby's bassinet on Thursday morning about 8:45 a.m. after hearing the baby crying."As she approached the bassinet, she realized that the dog had bitten her daughter," said Sgt. Jodi Shupe of the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office in a release e-mailed to Channel 2 Action News.The parents took the baby to Rockdale Medical Center where she was airlifted to Children's HealthCare of Atlanta at Egleston. Surgery was performed on the infant and she was listed in critical condition. She died Tuesday as a result of her injuries.No charges are expected to be filed.The Sheriff's Office did not release the name of the family. IF THE BABY WERE LEFT IN A TUB OF WATER WOULD THEY FILE CHARGES? START CHARGING THESE PARENTS WHO HAVE PITS WITH THEIR CHILDREN.

Feb. 26, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Ga.-- A Fulton County police officer shot and killed a Pit Bull early Friday after it attacked a man the officer was attempting to arrest. The officer was investigating a report of a man looking into cars near Sturbridge Way. When police approached, the suspect ran a short distance before he was caught by the officer. The officer was still struggling with the suspect, when someone opened the door at 5590 Sturbridge Way and a dog raced outside toward the pair. The man in the house fired a shot into the air and the dog lunged at the suspect, biting his neck. That's when the officer shot and killed the dog. The suspect is being treated at a hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Police arrested the man who fired the shot. No names have been released. NO NUTTERS, THIS IS NOT A CASE OF PROTECTING PROPERTY.

March 5, 2010 JONESBORO, Ga. -- A 3-year-old boy is in the hospital after he was bitten by his family’s pets.Frank Harris lives nearby. He is the only witness and perhaps hero.Harris drove by the family’s yard off of Drakes Drive in Jonesboro. He said he saw their two German shepherds and two pit bulls and thought they were playing. But, he said when he got to the gate leading into the fenced-in backyard, he saw a child’s face.He quickly realized the child was trapped underneath the animals.Harris said the dogs were not growling or barking. He said, "Didn’t seem to be vicious, seemed to be more play behavior."He said there were no adults in the backyard and it did not appear anyone was home. He saw the child was in trouble.Harris entered the backyard. He said, "I picked up this stick up and started yelling and swinging the stick."According to Harris, the child ran to the house, opened the slider and went inside. His mother came downstairs. Harris yelled to a neighbor to call 911.Harris said the child was covered in bite marks. Paramedics arrived and Harris described the boy as in “pretty bad shape."Neighbors said there have never been any problems with the dogs. When Animal Care took the animals, the dogs were playful and licking the officers. They are now being kept in quarantine.Harris though is glad he happened to stop when he drove by the yard.When asked what concerns him most about the situation, Harris replied, “The fact of having the breed of the pit bull around a small child like that unattended. This could have been a play incident or the child could have lost his life."Neighbors said the family has only rented the home for the past six months and they knew little about them.Police have yet to release the boy’s name. He is in stable condition at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.Investigators have talked with the mother. No charges have been filed at this time. NANNY PITS WOULD NEVER DO THIS, THEY WERE JUST PLAYING WITH THE CHILD.

March 9, 2010 DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Police said a 7-year-old girl was attacked by two dogs in Lithonia late Tuesday afternoon. She is at the hospital in extremely critical condition. DeKalb Police responded to the scene of the attack on Margaret Court in Lithonia at around 4:15 Tuesday. They said the girl had been attacked by two American Staffordshire terriers - which are related to the pit bull. Investigators said one of the two dogs was shot and killed by police, while the second dog was captured by DeKalb Animal Control. They said the girl has extensive bites on both arms from the attack. DeKalb Police are continuing their investigation. WHAT WAS THAT ABOUT STAFFIES BEING FRIENDLY TO HUMANS??

March 12, 2010 COLUMBUS GA (WTVM) – News Leader 9 is following reports of a little girl who was bitten in the head by a dog.
The incident happened on Canterbury Drive in Columbus around 6:00 p.m. Thursday.
Police tell News Leader 9 the dog has been quarantined and tested for rabies. We're told the dog was a pit bull.The condition of the girl is not known at this time.News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll have the latest information beginning on News Leader 9 at 5. NO NANNY DOG HERE.

March 12, 2010 MARIETTA, Ga. -- A Marietta woman was treated and released from the hospital after being bitten by a pit bull.
CBS Atlanta News spoke to the victim, Brittney Wrenn, over the phone.Wrenn, who is seven months pregnant, said she is doing well and so is her baby.She told CBS Atlanta News that she fought off the dog, kicking it, all while trying to block and protect her stomach.Her sister-in-law, Rachel Wrenn, said the pit bull is too dangerous for the neighborhood.Rachel came home moments after Brittney was attacked.Rachel described what led up to the attack, "She was outside walking her mother's dog and her dog and this dog just ran toward her and attacked her."She said the dog was not on a leash.Cobb County Animal Control picked up the dog. It will remain in their care until the investigation is complete.CBS Atlanta asked the Pit Bull owner what happened but all she said was that her dog had never attacked anyone before.However, Wrenn said that was not true. She said the dog attacked a neighbor two years ago.Cobb County Police confirmed that animal control has responded to a dog-related incident at the Glynn Oaks Court address in the past.Police are now reviewing that previous case. PIT OWNERS/NUTTERS ALWAYS LIE.

March 22, 2010 ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany woman who lives on Johnson Road, returned home to discover that her home had been burglarized over the weekend.When Syennie Braithwaite, who was just moving to Albany, went to her home 8:15AM Monday, she discovered clothing and gaming equipment missing, and called police to investigate.She said that her neighbor's pit bull/terrier mixed dog was roaming loose on her property.Owner Zellean Mackey came and collected her dog, but he broke away from her, and came at Braithwaite and nipped on her buttocks.Officer Terry Brown stepped between the dog and the victim, and tried to ward off the dog with his night stick, and told the dog's owner to control the animal.When the dog could not or would not be contained, and continued toward the officer, baring its teeth and snarling, he fired one shot from his weapon, and killed the dog. GOOD SHOT OFFICER OR IT WOULD HAVE A NAME CHANGE AND ADOPTED TO A FAMILY.

April 29, 2010 COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus Police say it is one of the worst dog attacks the city has ever seen.It was so serious, investigators had to take special steps to make sure the right canine was captured.It's been months and 13-year-old Brianna Watkins is still dealing with the scars you can see and others you can't.Both of her ears are missing and she wears hat to cover a wound that stretches across her head.Nerve damage has distorted the shape of her face."When something like that happens you don't know if you're going to live or die," she told News Leader 9.The attack happened nearly six months ago off Buena Vista Road at the Celia Drive home where Brianna lives with her grandparents.Columbus Police say a neighbor's pit bull got loose, climbed a fence five feet tall and made its way into Brianna's yard."I saw a dog outside and I went out and played with it. He grabbed my arm playfully. He took me around back and started to attack. He attacked my head. I tried pushing him off but I couldn't," she said.Brianna and her grandparents thought for sure her young life was over- right there in the backyard."When you pick up your child and she's got bites and blood all over her you just don't know what you're doing," her grandmother, Melba Warren, said.Columbus investigators feared the worst for Brianna as well. They say her injuries were so severe, they thought she was going to die.Afraid they may never get the chance to talk to her about the attack, they found a lab in Texas that specializes in animal DNA and sent evidence off to find out which dog was responsible for the attack.Authorities are still waiting for those results, which can take up to eight months.But after weeks in the hospital, Brianna started to improve and police say she identified the dog that left her mutilated.She pointed to a pit bull named Debo who lived two doors down.He now lives in captivity at the Animal Control facility on Milgen Road where a court order issued by Muscogee County Superior Court Judge Bobby Peters is attached to his cage.It says Debo cannot be released or put to sleep, as local officials wait for the DNA results to come in."It needs to be put to sleep. I don't want anything to happen to anybody else if that dog got loose," said Brianna.The dog's owner, Demetrius Miles, has been charged with reckless conduct because police say his pet was unattended and endangered Brianna's life.He's pled not guilty and his case is now in state court.Miles' lawyer, William Kirby, says he too is waiting to see if the DNA is a match to Debo."We have a DNA test pending. In other words, we're waiting on the results of it. By DNA, I mean DNA on the dog. I think the case will likely not proceed until we get the results of that DNA test and determine if this is the right dog or not," Kirby added.In the meantime, Brianna's family is taking action."The family has come to me regarding the possible follow up with a civil lawsuit against the owner of the pit bull. She was in her own yard, attacked unprovoked. She suffered extremely serious injuries as a result of this. We're looking into the aggravated nature of the injuries, compiling the medical bills at this time," their attorney, Richard Hagler, revealed.After what happened to her, Brianna's grandfather, Marvin Warren, also thinks tougher laws should be on the books in the city and in the state for owners of dogs deemed dangerous."Nothing should happen to a kid like it happened to my granddaughter and believe you, me it's going to happen again- somewhere, sometime, someplace it's going to happen if they don't do something about it," he said.As Debo's fate hangs in the balance, Brianna continues to heal.A former student at Midland Middle School in Columbus, she's now being home-schooled as she recuperates.So far, she's undergone two surgeries.Doctors have removed muscle from her back to cover her exposed skull and replace her scalp.A procedure scheduled for next week will help recreate one of her ear canals."She's got many, many more surgeries on down the road. It's going to take a long time for us to heal and for her to heal mentally and physically. When it first happened, we thought we were going to lose her. She's just an amazing child because she's never once cried or said she hurts anywhere so she's a tough little kid," her grandfather said."You just have to keep your hopes up and say you're going to make it through this because if you're not positive, you can't do it," Brianna added.Ben Richardson, the Solicitor General who oversees the state court system in Muscogee County, tells WTVM his office is trying to upgrade the pit bull owner's charges to a felony.Richardson says he is waiting on Brianna's medical diagnosis and whether or not she will be permanently disfigured.He hopes to receive the word from doctors in the next thirty days.A fund has been set up for Brianna.You can make donations at any Sun Trust Bank under the "Rehabilitation Fund for Brianna Watkins". THINK THE PIT NUTTERS WILL CONTRIBUTE, I DIDN'T THINK SO.

May 11, 2010 COVINGTON — A woman was attacked and seriously injured by her nephew’s pit bull dog Saturday morning, according to a Covington Police Department incident report.The report states that a 56-year-old woman, who lives on Newton Drive, customarily used the entry way of a fence to go into the back yard of the family members living next door.The woman’s nephew said he had let his 5-year-old pit bull out to relieve himself around 10 a.m. and then heard his brother saying, “Get off.”“ ... he ran outside and found (the victim) lying on the ground with the dog on top of her,” the report states.The woman was transported by ambulance to Newton Medical Center where it was determined she had a broken hip, broken arm and “also suffered from a bite to the neck which punctured (the victim’s) windpipe,” the report states.The owner of the dog told CPD officers that he took the dog to another relative’s house where he shot it in the head with a .380-caliber handgun and buried the remains.When Animal Control officers were called to the scene, the owner was informed that he would have to retrieve the dog’s body in order to have it tested for rabies.According to Freddie Ellis, senior administrative specialist with Newton County Animal Control, it turned out that there wasn’t enough of the dog’s brain tissue left to be tested and they are currently trying to ascertain if the dog was up-to-date on his rabies shots.“Nobody knows why the dog attacked,” she said. STUPID NUTTER, WE ALL KNOW WHY IT ATTACKED, IT'S A PIT BULL, DUH!!!!!

May 14, 2010 FATALITY ATLANTA -- A south Fulton County woman is reeling after watching her 4-pound Chihuahua get mauled to death by a pit bull.Monique Harris said she never saw it coming. She was walking along Proctor Street in northwest Atlanta when the pit bull jumped out and locked its jaws on her Chihuahua named Vegas.“And when he released my dog out of his mouth, my dog had two puncture wounds in his chest area. That’s all I could see at the time and Vegas just laying down on the ground and he just looked up at me with one last glance…like, ‘I love you, Mom,’ and he laid down,” said Harris.The pit bull owner was cited.Animal control officials said they did not impound the dog because the attack was not against a human. THE NEXT ATTACK WILL TAKE DOWN A HUMAN AND WHO IS TO BLAME FOR THAT?

May 18, 2010 FATALITY When he found himself getting flanked by two pit bulldogs while two more pit bulls were attacking his daughter’s pet mixed-breed dog, Steve Bailey said he “sorta had to keep my head on a swivel.”“I’d never seen a pack of dogs around here before,” said Bailey, a Parker Road resident near Dalton Municipal Airport. “I was mowing by the road when I saw them tearing down my neighbor’s driveway. They were heading for our gate (across the driveway), which I’d left open to get the mower out.”Bailey said he scared the dogs away and got the gate closed but when he came out of the shower a while later heard a commotion in his front yard.“They had (the family’s dog) Maggie down on the ground, so I grabbed a shovel off the porch and tried to get them off her,” he said. “She was already dying, and then they started getting aggressive toward me. I had to use the shovel to thrust at them.”Bailey said he chased three of the dogs off his property in the incident that happened almost three weeks ago, but another wouldn’t leave. He called 911 and deputies came and shot the pit bull. But it was too late for Maggie, a dog that had been part of the family for 10 years. She died at a vet’s clinic four hours later.His wife, Amy, burst into tears when she started talking about the beloved family pet.“I try not to call her when I come to feed them,” she said of her two remaining dogs. “But it’s just a habit.”Sandra Arnett, 44, of 1035 Frye Road nearby, was cited on April 28 for four counts of having an animal at large, a misdemeanor, according to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report for the day of the attack. She is scheduled to appear in Magistrate Court on June 10.“We have four runners (leashes) and we have the underground (electric) fence where they wear the collars,” Arnett said on Monday. She was asked how the dogs broke through their safeguards.“I’m not really sure, I was at work,” she said. “I came home and (the male dog) was gone. Everybody else was there, all the girls were there, we have three girls and a boy (dogs). So I went to look for him. I rode around the neighborhood and asked a couple of people (about the dog) and couldn’t find him. Some of the neighbors down the road had a police officer in their driveway, so I pulled up there and asked him had he been killed (and they said) the animal control guy shot him.”Arnett was asked if the dogs had gotten out before.“Not to my knowledge, as far as I know it was a one-time thing,” she replied. “Sometimes that happens, they’re just dogs.”She said the dogs were “free to roam” on five acres around her home, and that the border of the acreage has the electric fence buried under it. “We’re keeping a super close eye on them (now). They have a baby-sitter now, somebody’s with them at home all the time now (with) my nephew, he’s 33 years old.”But Brianna Evans, the Baileys’ adult daughter who was leaving Maggie with her parents, said the attack was not a one-time occurrence.“These pit bulls were witnessed doing this,” she said in an e-mail to Sheriff Scott Chitwood on the day of the attack. “I drove around the neighborhood trying to sight the dogs (and found) another neighbor had just buried her 15-year-old dog. It was also attacked by a pack of pit bulls. Apparently, they killed ‘Teddy’ before coming in to get my Maggie.”Amy Bailey said her neighbor did not want to talk to the newspaper about the attack on her dog.“This all happened just 45 minutes before the school bus let out,” said Steve Bailey. “What would have happened if there were children in the area when those pit bulls got loose? We still have three children at home. We have concerns about them and other children live across the street that are in elementary school.”He said he still hasn’t figured out how the four dogs got over his four-foot fence since he’d already shut the gate.The sheriff’s office handles animal control duties for the county.“(Officers) talked to all parties involved, (and) where the confusion comes in is the leash law requires for animals to be on a leash and if the owners are not there with them they have to be fenced in,” said Maj. John Gibson, who mentioned deputies have been to the neighborhood about the dogs “two or three times.”“The law allows the owner to have the dog outside the property if the owner is there,” he explained. “At the particular time when the owner was cited the other dogs were on her property (when officers arrived) and in her control. The only other way we have to prosecute is to have people testify in court that the dogs were off the property. No one has been willing to do that (and) we can’t prosecute what we can’t see.”Steve Bailey said he will be in Magistrate Court when Arnett makes her appearance.“What is it going to take to get action taken on this?” Evans asked Chitwood in her e-mail. “If the dogs went into a fenced yard in a pack ... would they really stay away from small children? Remember, they were ready to attack my own stepfather, and he was a grown man with a shovel.” DALTON, GEORGIA - CARPET MILLS AND PLENTY OF PIT NUTTERS.

May 24, 2010 ATLANTA -- A Southwest Atlanta man attacked by two pit bulls Saturday, said he nearly died in the attack.Frank Booker said he was walking along the 500 block of Mayland Avenue Saturday when two pit bulls attacked him.“They grabbed my pants on my leg,” said Booker. “The other one he came and hit me on my arm, so it was back and forth. He hit me all over my leg arm and one of them hit me in my face.”The wounds are so deep, Booker will spend a third night in Grady hospital. Doctors said they are concerned his wounds may get infected. Booker said he’s in constant pain and can’t move without it overwhelming him.“It is really bad,” Booker said. “I am having a hard time, the pain is just too much.”Booker credits an elderly woman for distracting the dogs long enough for him to get away. Despite what happened to him, he doesn’t blame the dogs, but he does say the dog’s owner could have prevented the whole thing by making sure they stayed in their pen.“They should have had chains on them,” he said. “Even though they are inside that little fence, the fence just isn’t high enough. Anybody could have jumped that fence! They should have had a bigger fence.”The dogs are being held by Fulton County Animal Control until their fate is determined. Meanwhile their owners have been issued two citations. WALKING IS A TRIGGER FOR A PIT BULL.

JUNE 11, 2010 A Rome man was taken to the hospital with wounds to the arm and neck after a mixed pit bull charged out of a house on Homestead Circle and attacked, reports stated.According to Rome police reports:The man, reported a neighbor, went next door to talk to the dog owner’s mother at 12:40 p.m. Thursday and once the door was open, the mixed pit bull charged outside and knocked the man to the ground and bit him.The man was transported to Floyd Medical Center and released after being treated for his wounds.Floyd County Animal Control director Jason Broome said the dog was still in Animal Control’s custody and that it was not clear if the owners “would try to get their dog back.”Broome also said the owners would be cited for not having their dog on a leash.Befor egetting the dog back, Broome said that Animal Control can “serve dangerous dog papers on the animal and require the owners to have a certain enclosure put in place before they can get the animal back.” OKAY NUTTERS LETS HEAR HOW THIS PIT WAS JUST "DEFENDING" HIS HOME.