March 13, 2010 A Gloucester woman has been cited after police say her two unleashed pit bulls bit a leashed dog yesterday morning.Maylyn McGillivary, 23, of 20 Columbia St., was issued a $10 fine for an unleashed dog violation.Police were called to School Street at 8:05 p.m. on reports that a dog was bit by two unleashed pit bulls. When police arrived, they found the leashed dog bleeding and saw the pit bulls running away. The officers followed two pit bulls to 20 Columbia St., where they were let in by McGillivary. When police questioned the dog owner, she told them she had had the dogs for three weeks. According to police reports, the dogs were not licensed in the city, McGillivary did not have any rabies shot information and did not know the address and phone number of the person from whom she bought the dogs.Firefighters and emergency medical technicians at the scene identified the dogs as the ones who chased two local boys into the Central Fire Station last week. The dogs also match the description of two dogs who attacked another dog last week. Yesterday's incident remains under investigation.No information was available about the condition of the bitten dog. THIS NUTTER IS ALSO A BIG FAT LIAR.

March 19, 2010 LYNN (FOX 25 / - A great-grandmother was mauled by the family pit bull earlier this week.76-year-old Margaret Murphy was visiting her great-grandson on Mall Street in Lynn on Wednesday. When she tried to enter the home, a brown pit bull terrier attacked Murphy bit her throughout her whole body.Murphy was rushed to a hospital where she received stitches on her face, arm and leg.An animal control officer was able to corral the pit bull. According to The Daily Item , not much is known about the dog. Officials haven't been able to track down records about the dog to determine whether it has had rabies shots. GOOD WAY TO GET RID OF A GREAT MOTHER IN LAW, GET A PIT.

April 9, 2010 LYNN, Mass. -- A teenage girl was attacked by a pit bull in Lynn. Lashaunda Hogan, 17, is an all-star basketball player for English High School in Lynn. However, Hogan is now stuck on the coach, trying to recover from a vicious pit bull attack that left deep bite marks on her leg. She was out playing basketball at the Marian Gardens basketball court on Wednesday when a 65-pound pit bull attacked her. “I just felt him tearing into my skin and I just felt the blood coming down and it was painful,” Hogan said of the incident. She was able to run away, but the dog would not give up. “I ran about 15 feet away from the dog and it attacked me again, so I tried to kick it away and it was still biting me, I fell to the ground,” That’s when her friends stepped in and attacked the dog with a garbage barrel. “Just grabbed it and threw it at the dog, hit it over the head so it got off of me and then it ran and chased my brother,” Hogan said. Everyone involved jumped up on top of a friend’s car until help arrived, as the dog continued to run loose. Lashaunda was supposed to play in a basketball tournament this weekend. “I’m obviously upset because I was looking forward to playing because college scouts are going be there and I’m not sure where I’m going to college next year,” Hogan said. According to the family, the dog’s owner was nowhere to be found at the time. When he eventually did show up, he claimed the dog and paid a $75 fine. A CHILD'S DREAMS FOR THE FUTURE SNUFFED OUT BY A PIT BULL!!

April 13, 2010 FATALITY BEVERLY — A police officer had to shoot a dog to stop a "vicious" dog-on-dog attack near Dane Street Beach on Saturday morning.As a result, both animals ended up dying, one from being shot and the other from the injuries sustained in the attack. The incident happened just before 9 a.m. near 7 Bay St., when a 4-month-old border collie was "suddenly, without provocation ... viciously attacked" by Ernie, an English bull terrier, according to Beverly police Officer April Clarizia. The collie was being walked by its owner, a Butler Street resident.Ernie's owner, Michelle Meyer of 11 Bay St., declined to comment yesterday about the attack. Clarizia, the Police Department's spokeswoman, said Meyer told police her dog "somehow got loose from her house." The dog was roaming unattended and unleashed in the neighborhood.Meyer tried to remove Ernie from the border collie, but her dog would not loosen his grip. The jaws of the terrier clenched around the upper body and neck area of the collie, Clarizia said.Patrolman Stephen Collins arrived at the scene and told both owners to clear the area so he could pepper-spray the dogs. Collins used the spray numerous times on the terrier without any reaction, Clarizia said. Collins then drew his service weapon and, in a close downward angle, fired a shot into the shoulder of the terrier. Clarizia said the decision to fire the gun at the terrier was made after Collins determined the terrier was "an obvious danger to other animals and persons in the area."The terrier finally stopped its attack, and both dogs were taken to Beverly Animal Hospital by Animal Control Officer John Manganaro. Dr. William Friedman of the animal hospital said the terrier had to be put down at his Cabot Street facility. The border collie was taken to an emergency veterinary hospital, where it also had to be put down. "I think it's just a sad story," Friedman said. "It's just a horrible, sad thing that happened." Friedman said he and one of his veterinary technicians were coughing from the pepper-spray residue.The owner of the border collie, James Lafontaine, could not be reached for comment yesterday. The animal control officer is investigating. REPORTED LATER TO BE A PIT BULL, DOESN'T MATTER, IN THE SAME FAMILY OF KILLER DOGS.

May 1, 2010 BROCKTON — Animal Control Officer Brian Pische was treated in the emergency room early Saturday evening after being attacked by dogs during an animal welfare check earlier in the afternoon.According to neighbors, Pische was attacked about noon while checking on the home of George Glennon, an elderly man who owns two pit bulls on Crestfield Terrace on Brockton’s east side.Donald Persson, who lives across the street, said Glennon opened his back door for Pische, but his pit bulls pushed through the opening, knocking Glennon down, and attacked Pische, biting at his knee.Persson heard the three gunshots that Pische, retreating down the rear steps of the house, managed to fire off, killing one dog and injuring the other.By mid-afternoon, a puddle of blood still sat in the back yard where one of the dogs had lain.Persson said he helped clean Pische’s wounds while waiting for medical help to arrive. The officer was “pretty shaken up,” he said.“They’re not very friendly dogs,” Persson said. “They’ve gotten out before and started barking at me. I was in the garage, so I grabbed my pitchfork. If they were going to come at me, I was going to stab them.”Pische was taken to the emergency room at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital for treatment.Kim Heise, shelter manager at the Animal Protection Center in Brockton, said dogs can attack for all kinds of reasons.“It's not about the breed. It’s about each individual dog,” she said.Plenty of Chihuahuas can get short-tempered, she said, but they can’t cause much damage if they get aggressive. “(A pit bull) is a bigger dog, so if it does decide to do something it's going to be bad,” she said. THE SHELTER MANAGER IS A PIT NUTTER, COMPARING CHIHUAHUAS TO PITS, TYPICAL.

May 3, 2010 LYNN - A man was treated and transported to Union Hospital on Saturday after being attacked by two loose pit bulls.The victim, 67, whose name has not been released, was walking his puggle past 28 Forest St. when two dogs escaped from their yard and attacked him around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Several people assisted in separating the pit bulls from the man before the owner took control of them.The man was treated on the scene by Atlantic Ambulance personnel for bite wounds on his forearms before being transported to Union Hospital. His injuries were not considered life threatening. The puggle also sustained injuries from the attack and was later taken to the animal hospital by its owner.Animal Control Officers reported to the scene and took custody of the pit bulls. STAY IN YOUR HOME, BAR THE WINDOWS AND DOORS, PITS WILL GET YOU ANYWAY.

May 8, 2010 ANDOVER — A Fosters Pond Road man grabbed an eight-inch kitchen knife and stabbed to death a pit bull that was attacking his wife and its owner early yesterday.Police said Michael Moulden rushed into his house shortly before 7 a.m. and grabbed the knife as the dog was attacking his wife Sandra Moulden, 47, who suffered serious bites to both her legs.Dog owner Howard MacMillan, 53, of 24 Pomeroy Road, also suffered serious bites to his left arm and leg as he tried to stop the dog from attacking Sandra Moulden, police said.Detective Sgt. Charles Heseltine said MacMillan had parked his truck at the end of Fosters Pond Road and the pit bull dog jumped out of the back of the truck and ran to Sandra Moulden who was outside, and attacked her without provocation.MacMillan ran to her aid and when he tried to pull the dog off Sandra Moulden, the dog turned on him and began attacking him, Heseltine said.That is when Michael Moulden ran from the house with the knife and killed the dog to end the attack, police said.Moulden was taken to Lawrence General Hospital for treatment of bites and lacerations to both legs, Heseltine said.MacMillan sought medical attention on his own, he said.The body of the dog was taken to Andover Animal Hospital for testing.MacMillan told investigators he bought the dog from a woman in New Hampshire two weeks ago.He was issued a town by-law violation for having an unlicensed dog and having an unrestrained dog.In 2005, MacMillan was sentenced to two years in jail for admitting to criminal harassment and malicious destruction of property.The charges stemmed from neighbors' complaints, accusing MacMillan of terrorizing them for years by breaking windows, cutting boat lines and leaving nails in their driveways.Neither MacMillan nor the Mouldens could be reached for comment for this story.

May 15, 2010 HYDE PARK (FOX 25 / - An off-duty state trooper shot a pitbull that was attacking a 12-year-old boy in Hyde Park Saturday afternoon.The off-duty state trooper was on the front porch of his home when he noticed the dog roaming around without a leash. He saw the dog attack 12-year-old Terrell Owens and tried at first to physically separate the pitbull from the boy but was unsuccessful.The trooper fired one shot from his personal handgun, shooting the dog, named Kano.Owens was transported to Carney Hospital with injuries from the dog to his arms and legs. The shooting is under investigation by State Police and Boston Police. Preliminary investigation indicates the trooper fired his weapon in defense of the child, to prevent more serious or even fatal injury to the boy.**UPDATE** The pitbull was found at a vet's office in Weymouth after the dog's owner took it from the scene of the shooting. It is being held in quarantine. The owner was issues citations. FUCKING NUTTER THOUGHT ENOUGH OF THE DAMN DOG TO TAKE IT TO A VET, JUST LEFT THE VICTIM LAYING IN THE STREET.

May 18, 2010 BOSTON -- A Lowell man came to the rescue of his neighbor, who was being attacked by his own two dogs at his home Tuesday morning.Police were called to 789 Chelmsford St. at about 8 a.m., where they found David Spaulding, 68, with severe injuries.Neighbor Bruce Briere said he heard Spaulding in his back yard yelling and dogs barking. Briere looked over the fence and saw Spaulding being attacked by his two dogs."I kind of, like, took action. I was swearing and hollering at the dog to get (it) to stop," Briere said. "I started ripping the fence apart."Briere grabbed a wooden board, broke down the fence and was able to force the dogs off of Spaulding, who was taken to Saints Medical Center.Officials said Briere's actions likely saved Spaulding's life."I would think anyone would do the same thing. The way I saw him laying there on the ground and everything," Briere said.The dogs were taken into custody by Lowell's Animal Control Officer and were euthanized, police said. THOSE PITS ARE REALLY LOYAL!!!!

May 20, 2010 Quincy-woman-recovering-from-pit-bull-attack QUINCY - Jeanne Silva suffered a broken tibia when a pit bull knocked her down as she was walking her dog on Bay State Road on May 1.“He just leaped out of nowhere and grabbed the side of my dog,” said Silva, 76, an East Squantum Street resident who is recovering at a Braintree rehabilitation facility after undergoing surgery. “I had my dog’s collar and he pulled the dog and me in the middle of the street, right off the curb. I’ve gone up that street many times. I never saw him before.”The pit bull’s owner, identified by police as Dan Blackley of Bay State Road, was fined $125 for not having the dog licensed or on a leash. He was ordered to quarantine the dog for 10 days, Quincy police Capt. John Dougan said.The dog is still not licensed, according to the city clerk’s office.Dougan said police had received a call about a loose pit bull in the neighborhood prior to the attack.Silva’s dog, a terrier named Punto, was badly injured in the attack, suffering deep wounds to its side. The dog underwent surgery and is recovering at the home of one of Silva’s friends, Barbara du Jardin,Silva said the pit bull’s owner came to the scene and tried repeatedly to pry the pit bull off of her dog. The dog only relented after hot water was poured on it, she said.“Those pit bulls should be muzzled, absolutely,” Silva said. “Once they get their jaws on you, they don’t let go.” ALL DOGS BITE BUT PITS DON'T LET GO.

June 7, 2010 - A quiet neighborhood street, a routine walk around the block then Leah Attaya and her husband and baby were confronted with a sudden horror. "Coming from the other direction was a woman with a dog. The dog was on a leash. The whole time, she couldn't control him and he came at us," Attaya said.The 61-pound pit bull bit into six month old Eva Attaya's leg as she slept in a chest-pack. "They're powerful animals," Lynn City Council President Tim Phelan said.Phelan is proposing an ordinance to muzzle all pit bulls in Lynn while they're out in the street on a leash. He cites recent pit bull attacks in the city. In May on six month old Eve Attaya and an eleven year old boy. In April, on a 17-year-old girl playing basketball at a playground. And in March, on a 76-year-old grandmother."You just don't see yellow labs in the news attacking people all the time," Phelan said."Pit bulls do have the reputation of being strong and making you feel like you're a tough guy," Dr. Amy Marder of the Animal Rescue League of Boston said.But Sidney hasn't bitten anybody, according to the shelter director at Boston's Animal Rescue League. He was found neglected, confined to a basement with a half-dead companion dog. He's friendly. So is eight week only Sasha, who's been adopted by the director of the Rescue League's veterinary medical services. She says pit bulls are commodities in a cruel urban street trade. "She'd sell for five hundred dollars on the street. And then that five hundred dollars could be used for something else. so as a commodity," Dr. Martha Smith, director of veterinary medicine with the ARL, said.Dr. Smith confirms that this is something drug dealers do. "Yes, and as a commodity, she's not going to be treated like a household pet. She wouldn't be trained on social responsible dog behavior. She probably wouldn't be spayed," Dr. Smith said.As for a muzzle law, these veterinarians note that Boston has one. "There is no evidence that there is a decrease in the bites," Dr. Marder said."I understand completely why people are desperate to find a solution, but unfortunately a muzzle law is not going to solve the problem," Dr. Smith said.What does City Councillor Phelan say to charges he discriminating against one breed?"Tough," he said.Tough talk. And it gets its first test next Tuesday when Phelan is expected to propose the ordinance to the rest of the Council. There would be a public hearing. A BABY IN A CHEST PACK ASLEEP TRIGGERED THIS PIT.