Nov. 18, 2009
http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/sw_mich/dog-quarantined-after-biting-postal-carrier STURGIS, Mich. (WOOD) - A pit bull is quarantined to its owner's home for 10 days after it bit a U.S. postal carrier, police say. Sherry Hansman was delivering mail at around 12:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the 100 block of W. Congress Street in Sturgis, according to a news release. The dog was in control of a 14-year-old at the time. A pit bull puppy also approached Hansman but did not bite her. THIS WOMAN HAS NO IDEA HOW LUCKY SHE WAS TO NOT BE IN THE HEADLINES AS A "FORMER" POSTAL WORKER. LOST PRODUCTIVITY TOO.
Dec. 3, 2009
http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2009/12/woman_attacked_by_friends_pit.html FLINT, Michigan — A Flint woman may have to undergo surgery after being attacked by a friend's 9-month-old pit bull on Wednesday in a neighborhood on the city's southwest side. Animal Control officers were called in to seize Rip, the 9-month-old pit bull, who was unlicensed. The other two dogs, both 5-year-old mixed breeds, were confined at the home. The pet owner was also cited for their licenses not being up-to-date. She told police all three were up-to-date on rabies vaccinations. THIS ONE IS STARTING YOUNG AND WITH ANOTHER NUTTER WHO HAS NO RESPECT FOR LAWS.
Dec. 10, 2009
http://www.wlkm.com/?p=9423 Police were called to a location in the 100 block of South Andrews Street around 8 p.m. Monday (December 7th) regarding a dog attacking a two-year-old child inside the residence. Investigation showed the dog had grabbed the child by the head, causing severe injuries to the head and face area. Preliminary medical treatment showed the child will need cosmetic surgery to repair the injuries.The owner of the dog voluntarily turned the animal over to Animal Control for quarantine.Police say the dog in question was a “Presa Canario” (Canary Dog), similar to a pit bull and originally bred specifically for dog fighting. Aggression and dominance are part of its breeding and, if not properly trained, the dog could view an adult as well as a child as a threat and attack unprovoked. As a result, this is not the type of dog an average person can train and control. NUTTERS WILL DEFEND THIS BREED TOO BECAUSE IT IS JUST A PIT ON STEROIDS.
Dec. 7, 2009
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/Woman_Attacked_by_Own_Pit_Bulls DETROIT (myFOXDetroit.com) - A Detroit woman is attacked by her own dogs inside her home. She talked to FOX 2 about her frightening ordeal and the drastic measures police took so the dogs wouldn't attack again.Theresa May adopted her two pit bulls Rambo and Bones, still a puppy, to stave off crime."For protection, and I had no problem out of these dogs up until yesterday," said May.Sunday, the two dogs meant to keep Theresa safe almost mauled her to death."My heart was just faint. I just was panicking," May said.The dogs, usually kept separate, got loose and met in the basement. They started fighting. When Theresa tried to break it up, "One latched on to my arm and the other one latched on to my leg, ripping me apart," said May.Her own pets turned on her, clamping on, biting almost to the bone nearly a dozen times. GET A GUN, TAKE THE SAFETY OFF, PUT IT ON THE COFFEE TABLE AND TURN YOUR 2 YEAR OLD LOOSE, IT'S SAFER.
Feb 1, 2010
http://www.wwmt.com/articles/margin-1372037-bottom-portage.html PORTAGE, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A dog attack has left a family pet near death.Blue, the Austrailian sheep dog received the brunt of that attack. Two neighborhood pit bulls attacked the 7-year-old dog.When his owner stepped in the dogs turned on her.She managed to escape with minor injuries.Lisa is still too shaken up to go on camera. She told us Sunday that she's petrified of walking outside for fear that the dogs will attack again."I'm still scared. It's upsetting even walking to the front yard," said Lisa.Animal Control wants to take the pit bulls, but the owner won't allow it. DOG AGGRESSION IN PITS GETS PEOPLE MAULED AND KILLED.
Feb. 1, 2010
http://www.wwmt.com/articles/margin-1372036-kalamazoo-bottom.html KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Kalamazoo Public Safety officer had to shoot a pit bull in self defense over the weekend, according to police.It happened Saturday afternoon on Minor Street.Officers were called out on reports of a pit bull trying to attack neighbors.When they showed up the dog charged them, forcing the officer to shoot it. It will have to be euthanized.We're told nobody was hurt in the incident. NICE SHOT, OFFICER.
Feb. 5, 2010
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20100205/NEWS01/302050026/-1/newshome LANSING – A police officer shot and killed an attacking pit bull this morning, as authorities tried to arrest four Lansing men as part of a fraud sting.The incident happened at about 11 a.m. in the 200 block of Shepard Street on the city's east side.Officers went to a house to arrest the men. One man fled inside, said Lansing police Lt. Noel Garcia. Officers chased the man into the home, and the pit bull attacked one of the officers.“The officer had to shoot the pit bull to prevent any injury to himself,” Garcia said.Another suspect, a 23-year-old Lansing man, was arrested after a traffic stop in the city, Garcia said.The other two men were still at large early this afternoon.Garcia would not give details about the fraud sting. He said Lansing police are working with several agencies, including the U.S. Marshals, postal inspectors and the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office. THE FRAUD WAS PIMPING PITS AS NANNY DOGS.
March 6, 2010
http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/article/20100306/NEWS01/303060006/Dogs+to+be+euthanized+after+attack Two dogs will be euthanized after Battle Creek police said they attacked two workers at the Calhoun County Animal Shelter Friday.
Police said the two male pit-bull terriers had been seized and were being held after police said they attacked another dog and person. The owners of the dogs had released them to the city and they were to be destroyed.On Friday morning a 20-year-old worker said she was taking the dogs outside at the shelter, 165 S. Union St., when one of them attacked her in the leg and then the second dog bit her on the wrist. Another worker came to assist and she was bitten on the hand. The first woman was taken to Battle Creek Health System for treatment and the second said she would seek her own treatment. MORE MONEY FROM TAXPAYERS AND LOST PRODUCTIVITY.
April 8, 2010 USED AS A WEAPON
http://www.thedailyreporter.com/news/x1031049729/Man-seriously-injured-by-pit-bull Sherwood Township, Mich. — A pit bull seriously injured Rene Garcia early Thursday morning. The dog’s owner, Charles Burns, and his girlfriend now face two felony charges in the attack.According to the probable cause affidavit filed in Branch County District Court, Garcia and his girlfriend were partying with Burns and his girlfriend Autumn Zobel-Hohlhoff, 18, at Burns’ home on Athens Road.Burns challenged Garcia to a slapping contest, which Garcia refused. Burns went outside and brought in his pit bull and told him to “get the nigger,” court reports indicate. NUTTER GONE WILD.
April 18, 2010
http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2010/04/flint_woman_bitten_by_pit_bull.html FLINT, Michigan — A Flint woman said she was attacked by two dogs when she was walking in the 1600 block of Euclid Avenue on April 16, according to police reports.The woman said one of the dogs, a brown pit bull, bit her on her left thigh, according to police.The woman said she believes the dogs belong to someone who lives on Euclid Avenue, police said.The woman sought medical treatment and is in good condition, according to reports. She is in contact with animal-control officers for information on the dogs' condition, police said. THIS WOMAN DOESN'T REALIZE HOW LUCKY SHE WAS.
April 18, 2010 FATALITY
http://www.livingstondaily.com/article/20100418/NEWS06/4180311 A 19-year-old Unadilla Township man is facing possible charges after his pit bull attacked his neighbors' two German shepherds Thursday.Chief William Cook of the Unadilla Township Police Department said police were dispatched at about 10:50 a.m. to an East Trebesh Drive home to investigate a report of a dog attack.Upon arrival, officers learned from the owner of the German shepherds that his neighbor's pit bull had gotten out of its fenced-in yard and attacked his two dogs.One of the German shepherds suffered life-threatening injuries and later died, and the second dog suffered "serious" neck injuries, Cook said.Because of the vicious nature of the attack, and because the pit bull did not have a dog license or vaccinations, the dog was seized by Livingston County Animal Control.On Friday, Cook said the owner of the pit bull indicated that he had to have his dog put down due to its injuries, but Cook was not able to confirm that information with Animal Control.Police have presented a criminal complaint on the 19-year-old Unadilla Township man to the Livingston County prosecutor's office for review for chargesof failing to control a vicious dog. TWO SHEPHERDS AND THE PIT BULL WON.
April 22, 2010
http://www.thedailyreporter.com/news/police_and_fire/x57964800/Teen-severely-injured-by-pit-bull-in-Sherwood-Twp Sherwood Township, Mich. — For the second time in two weeks, a victim of a pit bull attack in Sherwood Township was hospitalized Wednesday night.Joshua John-Allen Hicks, 13, of Coldwater, was at his uncle’s home on Lilac Lane when a pit bull broke its chain and lunged at the boy. The reddish-colored dog bit and mauled the teen on both arms causing severe damage to his left one. It also bit Hicks on the chest and face.When the dog lunged at the boy’s uncle, he shot and killed the dog with a .357 pistol. GIVE THE UNCLE A MARKSMANSHIP AWARD.
June 2, 2010
http://www.candgnews.com/Homepage-Articles/2010/06-02-2010/Sterling-biker-pit-bulls.asp STERLING HEIGHTS — Passers-by came to the aid of a bicyclist who was attacked by four pit bulls near Metropolitan Parkway and Mound June 1.According to Sterling Heights Police Lt. Dale Dwojakowski, the 59-year-old victim, a resident of Warren, sustained bite wounds to his ankles and wrist after the encounter with the dogs at around 1:18 p.m. “This was on the sidewalk on 16 Mile Road … west of Mound,” he said. “He was just riding his bike. The dogs started charging him.”When the man attempted to speed up to avoid the approaching animals, he lost control of the bike and fell to the ground, at which time the dogs began gnawing on his ankles, said Dwojakowski.Several bystanders intervened, chasing the dogs away, though police and animal control officers managed to capture all four of the pit bulls shortly thereafter.“Two of the dogs we kind of cornered right in that general area at 16 (Mile) and Mound, by the shopping plaza,” said Dwojakowski. “The other two dogs kind of ran into the subdivision, the surrounding streets.”Dwojakowski said police later identified the dogs’ owner, who lives nearby. The woman, whose name has not been released, is not facing criminal charges at this time, but was cited for violating city ordinances, he said.“Right now, a couple of ordinance violations were written for vicious dog attack and unlicensed dog,” he said. “Obviously she’s going to have her day in court on this to explain how this happened and how the dogs got out of her possession.”The woman told officers she was uncertain how the animals escaped from her home, which is located in the vicinity of where the man was attacked, he said.The dogs were being kept at the Macomb County Animal Shelter pending completion of a criminal investigation and outcome of the court proceedings. Dwojakowski said owners often sign away their rights and turn the animals over to the police and the shelter.“At this point, I’m not sure what’s going to happen with the animals,” he said. “If a dog bit someone and it was pretty serious, in the past, dogs have been euthanized. But that doesn’t happen on every attack or bite. In this case, nothing’s been determined yet about that.”The victim was treated at the hospital and released, he said.Dwojakowski said it’s mandatory for all Sterling Heights residents to register their dogs, and though a license wouldn’t have prevented an attack, it would have helped officers identify the source of the animals more rapidly because the owner’s address would have been affixed to the dogs’ collars. Dog licenses are available through City Hall.According to City Clerk Walter Blessed, city ordinance allows residents to have four animals, but prohibits more than that.Anyone with information on the pit bull attack is asked to call the Sterling Heights Police Department at (586) 446-2800. People also can submit anonymous tips by texting the information, with “shpolice” as the first line, to tip411 (847411) on their cell phones. PITS HATE BICYCLES, CRYING BABIES, LEAVES FALLING, HELL, THEY ARE TRIGGERED BY EVERYTHING.
May 30, 2010 http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2010/05/flint_womans_dog_attacked_by_p.html FLINT, Michigan — A Flint woman was walking her rat terrier on May 28 when it was attacked by a pit bull, according to police.
The woman said she was walking on the sidewalk along E. Hamilton Avenue, when the pit bull dog approached and attacked the rat terrier, police said.The pit bull comes from a house on Broadway Boulevard, and the woman said she has knocked on the door several times, but has gotten no response from the owner, according to reports.It will cost about $1,000 to place the necessary pins in the rat terrier's leg, police said. THE NUTTER WILL SAY THAT THE RAT TERRIER ATTACKED HIS PIT.
June 4, 2010 FATALITYhttp://www.annarbor.com/news/milan-police-repeatedly-taser-pit-bull-that-attacked-small-dog/ A Milan man could be cited for violating the city's animal ordinance after police say his pit bull got loose and mauled a neighbor’s dog, which later died.Officers were called to the 600 block of Allen Road on May 12 when a neighbor saw the pit bull roaming free at about 2 p.m., reports said. Police arrived just as Marilyn Gilson let out her black Cairn Terrier and saw the pit bull bolt toward them across the street.The pit bull bit Gilson’s dog, “Tyler,” on the back and violently shook the 14-pound animal back and forth as Gilson tried to separate them.Gilson’s husband, Michael, was checking e-mail and said he heard screams outside.“That dog charged right over, grabbed hold of his neck and shook side to side. The police were there but it was just too late,” he said.An officer ordered Marilyn Gilson back and fired his taser gun, but one probe missed, reports said. He reloaded and fired again, subduing the pit bull long enough for Gilson to pick Tyler up.Reports said the officer fired his taser two more times as the dog tried to go after Gilson and her pet on the porch. The dog eventually ran behind a home across the street. Tyler was bleeding from wounds on his back and mouth and was rushed to the nearest veterinarian, Gilson said. The dog was bandaged and stabilized, but his wounds were so severe he was taken to the Animal Emergency Clinic in Ann Arbor. Veterinarians said he suffered a collapsed lung, three broken ribs, and lost his canine teeth, according to reports. After exploratory surgery, Gilson said veterinarians gave them a bleak prognosis and Tyler, 10, was euthanized. Gilson said his two 6-year-old grandchildren were with them during the incident, and one witnessed the attack. Police spoke with the pit bull’s owner, who said he let “Hooch” out to urinate and must have fallen asleep, reports said. The owner - identified as Terry Bell - said it was the third time his dog bit another dog, but was the first incident in five years. He could not explain how the dog got out of the back yard and was informed that city ordinance requires dogs to be leashed outdoors. An animal control officer with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department was called, and Bell signed over his rights. Hooch was euthanized.Bell could not be reached for comment.Milan police forwarded the report to the city prosecutor for review, and a decision is pending.Gilson said the neighbor apologized in person, which they appreciated - but he and his wife are left with a $1,700 veterinarian bill and the pain of losing their pet.“It’s just like losing a family member,” Gilson said. “We grew really close to him and it’s just quiet around here now.” ARE NUTTERS INCAPABLE OF UNDERSTANDING THE FIRST TIME???
June 4, 2010 FATALITIES
http://www.wnem.com/news/23794282/detail.html HURON COUNTY, Mich. -- Two unlicensed pit bull dogs are accused of killing as many as 20 sheep at a farm in Huron County’s Rubicon Township, about 70 miles east-northeast of Saginaw.Huron County Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson said Carol Roggenbuck, who was boarding the sheep for a Port Hope farmer, saw two pit bull dogs attack the herd on their Rasmey Road property just after 8 p.m. Thursday. She was able to scare the dogs away before calling 911.A deputy searched the area and found the suspected dogs at a home approximately one mile away from the farm.Hanson said the deputy noticed blood on of the dogs and that they both "smelled like a gutted animal.”The homeowner told the deputy that his two 2-year-old male pit bulls did in fact run off earlier in the night.The animals were confined and transported to the Thumb Animal Shelter to be held while charges are being sought.The value of the dead livestock hasn't been determined, but the dog owner says he has offered to compensate all damages.The attack remains under investigation. IF THE NUTTER CAN'T PAY FOR A LICENSE HOW CAN HE PAY FOR THOSE SHEEP?
June 5, 2010
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/23800972/detail.html OAK PARK, Mich. -- An 11-year-old girl is in the hospital after a pit bull attack that police describe as brutal.According to police, Shamia Griffin and her mom were walking down the 2300 block on Condon Street in Oak Park when the pit bull came charging toward them.“The dog ran off the porch and he attacked her backpack first,” said Shawana McLawyer, who witnessed the attack. “My mom tried to take off the backpack, and once she got the backpack off, the dog went for her leg.”Shamia Griffin, a fifth grade Key Elementary student, suffered a severe wound to her calf muscle in the attack, witnesses said.“People were standing on the porch, but they didn’t want to come and help,” said McLawyer.The dog was eventually restrained and residents told Local 4 the dog lives at a home nearby.Oak Park Police said they are investigating but have not determined who owns the dog. The animal is now in police custody.The victim is recovering but police said they are concerned she may be at risk of infection. ANOTHER TRIGGER FOR A PIT ATTACK, A BACKPACK.
JUNE 13, 2010
STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights police responded to an attack involving multiple dogs June 13, the second such incident in less than three weeks.In the latest situation, officers were dispatched to the 36000 block of Tulane, near Dodge Park Road and Canterbury, at around 2 p.m., for reports of a woman being attacked by two dogs that police identified as pit bulls. Officers arriving on scene found that the victim, a 62-year-old woman, had sustained injuries while attempting to intervene in a fight between her two cocker spaniels and the pair of pit bulls. A neighbor dialed 911 after seeing the commotion, said Lt. Luke Riley of the Sterling Heights Police Department.According to Riley, the pit bulls had ceased biting the woman by the time police arrived, but were still fighting with the cocker spaniels. When a responding officer tried to separate the animals, one of the pit bulls “approached him in an aggressive manner, forcing the officer to fire a single shot, injuring the animal,” he said. “The dog turned at him and came at him and he fired his sidearm at it.” Both pit bulls and both cocker spaniels fled the scene of the incident in the wake of the gunshot, but were recovered shortly thereafter. Officials at the Macomb County Animal Shelter euthanized the injured pit bull due to the severity of its wound and tested the dog for rabies. Riley said the tests were negative, and it turned out the animals had been vaccinated. The other pit bull remains at the shelter.Riley said the pit bulls’ owner, who lived nearby, was located and cited for having vicious dogs and dogs running at large. It’s unclear how the animals escaped from their yard, he said.At press time, police were not releasing the names of the victim nor the owners.Riley stressed that dog owners need to ensure their fences are sufficient for restraining their pets. “It’s pretty much a common-sense thing: If you’re going to have these things, you’ve got to make sure you keep them under control,” he said. And if you witness a confrontation involving a pit bull or large dog of any kind, it’s wise to arm yourself with something to drive the dogs away, because it’s rare for them to bite once and retreat; typically, such incidents involve a prolonged attack, he said. NOTE THE REFERENCE TO THE PITS AS "THINGS".