http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20091113/HURBLOG/911139975?Title=Dog-s-new-lease-on-life-cut-short-by-attack-on-officer THIBODAUX – A pit bull whose life was spared after a court hearing stemming from his attack on a Lafourche Parish woman last month mauled an animal control officer Thursday at the Lafourche Parish animal shelter, and was put down shortly after the incident. WHAT?? NO REHAB??
Jan 1, 2010
http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/80456052.html LOCKPORT — Deputies arrested a dog-leash-wielding woman accused of attacking a mother, daughter and a cat while the woman tried to retrieve her roaming pit bull, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.Wendy Dodge, 50, 233 Louis St., Lockport, was booked Wednesday into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on counts of aggravated assault, aggravated battery, cruelty to animals, remaining after being forbidden, dogs roaming at large and vaccination required, deputies said in a statement.A man who claimed Dodge’s pit bull killed his pet Chihuahua in January 2009 had called deputies at 11 a.m. Wednesday about the same brown pit bull roaming near the 300 block of Hamilton Street in Lockport, deputies said.Deputies said they called Dodge and told her to pick up her dog and it needed to be housed in her home or leashed in the yard.According to the Sheriff’s Office, Dodge, who could not provide proof her pet was vaccinated, told deputies she would retrieve the pit bull.Around noon Wednesday, deputies called to the 300 block of Hamilton were told Dodge attacked a woman and the woman’s daughter with a metal leash while Dodge tried to retrieve the pit bull from their yard.The mother told deputies she asked Dodge to leave several times, but Dodge refused, deputies said.According to the Sheriff’s Office, the mother also told deputies Dodge missed her daughter with the leash but hit the mother on the back and hit the family cat.
NUTTERS ARE JUST AS DANGEROUS AS THEIR DOGS, BAN THEM BOTH!!!
Jan 7, 2010 FATALITY
http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20100107/ARTICLES/100109622?Title=Houma-family-8217-s-duck-falls-victim-to-dog-attack The fluffy, white bird had her own “posse,” neighbors who protected her if she was in the street and a car was close to hitting her, said her owner, David Callahan Sr.But New Year's morning, as Quacky explored a neighbor's driveway near Point and Roussel streets, a roaming pit bull attacked and killed the pet.“It was like a family member,” said Cheryl Callahan, David's wife. “They loved that duck, and it was ripped to pieces.” NUTTERS DON'T CARE ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE'S PETS.
Feb. 2, 2010
http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2010/02/jpso_deputy_shoots_pit_bull_af.html A Jefferson Parish deputy sheriff shot and killed one of two pit bulls accused of attacking a Metairie woman on Friday and arrested the dogs' owner for allegedly allowing them to roam freely.The incident occurred in the 1000 block of South Starrett Road in Metairie just after Noon, according to Sheriff's Office incident and arrest reports. Deputies were dispatched to a residence in that block after reports of a dog attack. The victim, a 36-year-old woman who lives on the street, said the she was bitten on the leg by the dogs, according to the reports. The woman had made it back inside of her residence by the time deputies arrived, but they noticed a vehicle in her driveway with a caved-in roof and blood running down the rear window, the incident report said.As the deputies approached the victim's front door, a pair of pit bulls charged out of the backyard of a home at 927 S. Starrett Road., the incident report said. While one dog came to a halt, the second dog kept running and lunged to bite the deputy, the incident report said.The deputy opened fire, hitting the dog three times. Both animals ran back inside of the home at 927 S. Starrett Road. Jefferson Parish Animal Control officers arrived and collected the dogs.The victim refused treatment at the scene, but said she would go to the hospital on her own, the incident report said. The wounded dog was taken to Metairie Small Animal Hospital for emergency veterinary care, according to Tiffany Peperone, interim director for the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter."They stabilized it, but it had severe injuries. The owner released the animal to the animal shelter and it was euthanized," said Peperone, who confirmed that the owner would be held responsible for the veterinary bills related to the dog's treatment.The owner, Kim Hutson, 48, of 927 S. Starrett Road, Metairie, was not at home at the time of the attack. She was taken into custody Saturday and booked with letting dogs run at large and having dogs that cause a public nuisance, according to Peperone and Sheriff's Office arrest reports. She was also held on three unrelated traffic attachments.Hutson could not be reached for comment Tuesday.Peperone said the Hutson has not relinquished ownership of the second pit bull, which is being held under observation by the shelter. Officials will determine the dog's temperament and hold an adjudication hearing to determine exactly what happened. WASTING TIME WITH A TEMPERAMENT TEST, THEY DON'T WORK WITH PITS.March 20, 2010
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC) - A reporter for an NBC affiliate in Louisiana was rushed to the emergency room after she was bitten by a pitbull.Reporter Emily Turner, from WVLA in Baton Rouge, was working on a story featuring pitbulls on Friday after several area residents were attacked by the feisty canines.Turner was interviewing a family who owned a pitbull, to show how safe the animals can be, when she got a little bit more than she bargained for.During the interview the family's pitbull, named Polo, lunged at Turner and bit her on the wrist.Doctors treated Turner and she is recovering at home.Animal control officials will quarantine Polo for 10 days to make sure he does not have rabies. GUESS THAT REPORTER LEARNED THE HARD WAY TO NOT LISTEN TO PIT NUTTERS.
April 1, 2010
http://www.wwl.com/Pit-bull-mauls-little-girl---SPCA-investigating/6707579 A five-year-old girl from Gentilly was last reported in critical condition after a pit pull mauled her. It happened as the five-year-old girl was playing with friends.New Orleans police killed the dog to get it to let go of the child."The animal was shot on the scene," Katherine LeBlanc with the Louisiana SPCA told WWL First News.When cops arrived, the pit bull had the girl's head in its mouth."We need to find out about the animal," LeBlanc said. "We need to find out if the animal has an owner. We need to find out if the animal has any prior violations... we need to find out the situation involved."The attack was in the 5500 block of Warrington Drive. FIND OUT WHAT, THAT A CRAZED PERSON OWNS A PIT BULL???
April 1, 2010
http://www.wwltv.com/news/local/Second-Pit-Bull-attack-in-Algiers-injures-7-year-old-89719562.html NEW ORLEANS – A 7-year-old child was attacked by a pit bull as she walked between two homes in Algiers Thursday, according to the LASPCA.The incident, which occurred in the 1100 block of Valette Street, was the second pit bull attack in Algiers in two days.According to LASPCA spokesperson Katherine LeBlanc, the girl suffered an injury to her ankle. Her condition was not immediately known.LeBlanc said three dogs were involved in the incident – all intact Pit Bulls. It is uncertain what provoked the attack, but apparently the three dogs were fighting one another when a neighbor came and broke it up.The owner of the brown Pit Bull which was identified as the attacking dog was issued citations for owning a vicious dog, roaming at large, and having no proof of rabies. The dog will be held for 10 days to determine if he has rabies. The judge in the vicious dog case will determine what happens to the dog at the time the case is brought to trial. The dog will remain at the LA/SPCA until then.The owner of the two other Pit Bulls was issued citations for roaming at large and having no proof of rabies. The dogs will be released to the owner once it is proven the dogs will be restrained to the property through runs or an enclosed kennel. The dogs will receive a rabies vaccination while at the LA/SPCA. ISN'T THAT NICE, THE GIRL RECEIVES A LIFE TIME OF SCARRING WHILE THE PITS GET VACCINATED.
April 6, 2010
http://www.wwl.com/Another-pit-bull-attacks-child-in-metro-area/6745109 Another pit bull attacks child in metro area.The New Orleans Police Department says that officers tazed and captured a pit bull dog after it attacked a child in New Orleans East. It is the third such attack on a child by a pit bull in the last few days. According to NOPD spokesman Officer Gary Flot, the dog apparently got away from its owner and bit a child playing nearby. Flot said that the dog's owner was able to get the animal back inside his residence, but when officers arrived on the scene, the dog was still "irate." Using a "leash stick" and a stun gun, Flot says officers were able to catch the dog inside the residence. The child is reportedly in stable condition in a local hospital. "We're very emotional right now, just trying to find out if he's doing OK," said Lillie Thompson, the victim's grandmother told WWL-TV. Last Thursday, police say a pit bull attacked a 7-year-old girl in Algiers, biting her on the ankle. The day before, a pit bull mailed a 5-year-old girl in Gentilly. Police shot and killed the Gentilly dog as it was attacking the girl. GUESS THOSE PITS HAVEN'T READ THE BOOK ABOUT THEIR BEING NANNY DOGS.
May 1, 2010
http://www.wafb.com/Global/story.asp?S=12409636 ARABI – A five-year-old boy received 32 stitches and will require plastic surgery after he was attacked by a neighbor's pit bull while in his family's driveway Thursday night.The boy, whose name wasn't released by the Sheriff's Office, was treated at Tulane Medical Center after the incident in the 2200 block of Mehle Avenue in Arabi and has been released, St. Bernard Parish Chief Deputy Sheriff James Pohlmann said.According to Pohlmann, the boy was outside playing with his Godfather in their driveway, when the pit bull, which was running free at the time, attacked the boy, biting him in the face before his Godfather hit the dog several times to get him to let go.The dog's owner, Rosalie Aguilar, 47, who said the animal had never hurt anyone before, was cited by parish animal control officers for allowing the seven-month-old male pit bull to run free.Beth Brewster, director of animal control, said the owner signed the dog over to the parish and because he would be deemed vicious and non-adoptable because of the unprovoked attack, the animal will be held 10 days and then euthanized. INFAMOUS LAST WORDS FROM A PIT NUTTER, NEVER WAS AGGRESSIVE BEFORE.
May 28, 2010
http://www.fox8live.com/news/local/story/Woman-attacked-by-pitbull-in-Chalmette/MR-mlir1TEO5wFMRx_sKyQ.cspx Chalmette - A 51 year-old woman was rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon after she was attacked by a pitbull.A spokesman with the St. Bernard Sheriff's Department says the woman was visiting a friend in the 300 block of W. Virtue when the dog attacked her. She sustained serious injuries to her chest and face. She was taken to University Hospital in New Orleans.The dog was removed from the home and taken to the the St. Bernard Animal Shelter. It is unclear if the dog's owner will be cited. THE LESSON HERE IS NOT TO VISIT FRIENDS WHO OWN PITS.