Feb 4, 2010
http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/news/2010/feb/04/woman-attacked-pit-bull/ NATCHEZ — A Natchez woman is in the intensive care unit at Natchez Community Hospital after she was viciously attacked by a pit bull Tuesday morning.Beverly Gremillion was reportedly smoking a cigarette in the backyard at 11 Maplewood Lane when she suffered a seizure, fell to the ground and hit her head, according to police reports.Elizabeth Nations, Gremillion’s mother, told police she was attempting to assist her daughter when a pit bull belonging to Gremillion’s daughter Amber Kirby charged and attacked Gremillion.Both Nations and Kirby fought the dog off Gremillion. Nations suffered bite and scratch wounds that did not require medical attention.Police on the scene described Gremillion’s wounds as severe, and concluded she was in need of surgery.The hospital would not release Gremillion’s condition Wednesday.The pitbull has since been removed from the residence, and Kirby is seeking to have the dog euthanized. IF YOU HATE YOUR PARENTS, GET A PIT. THEN YOU CAN BLAME THEIR DEATHS ON THE DOG, LIKE YOU BLAME YOUR FARTS.
Feb. 5, 2010
http://www.vicksburgpost.com/articles/2010/02/05/crime/doc4b6c58025899f472578551.txt A Vicksburg woman and her two small dogs were attacked by a loose pit bull dog at Cherry and Chambers streets Sunday afternoon.The victim was walking her dogs at about 4 p.m. when the larger dog “came out of nowhere” and attacked one of the smaller animals and threw it into the street, Vicksburg patrolman Kevin Rushing said.A passer-by who recognized the pit bull stopped and pulled the animal from the small dog, Rushing said. He then tied the dog to a sign pole and alerted the owner.The victim filed a complaint Sunday afternoon against the pit bull’s owner for being in violation of Vicksburg’s leash law, crime analyst Suzan Ebeling said.No injuries were reported. WONDER WHAT THIS NUTTER OWNER WILL USE FOR AN EXCUSE??
FEB. 12, 2010 FATALITY
http://www.wlbt.com/Global/story.asp?S=11977371 TERRY, MS (WLBT) - A child was killed Friday morning during a pit bull attack. Sheriff's deputies say 6 year old Anastasia Bingham walked out of the mobile home she lived in at 1911 Green Drive around 7:30am to go to a friend's house across the street. The dog mauled her to death between the two homes.Law enforcement got the call around 8 a.m. and processed the scene. The dog, a brindle color pit bull, was taken away for quarantine. It's believed the dog was kept with some other pit bulls in a small patch of woods behind a nearby house. The dogs do not belong to the little girl's family.The girl's brother, Zavian Bingham, says he was asleep when the attack happened. "These pit bulls, they'll be back though. For another crime. They killed my sister. They didn't know the dog bite."The hinds county sheriff's department says it's too early to determine if any charges will be filed. Anastasia Bingham would have turned seven on Sunday. HOW DOES A PIT BULL SAY "HAPPY BIRTHDAY", OBVIOUSLY VERY VICIOUSLY.
FEB. 11, 2010 FATALITIES
http://www.vicksburgpost.com/articles/2010/02/12/news/doc4b7441053e5c9068908346.txt A 12-year-old goat handler’s hope was restored two weeks ago when she and her family welcomed five new Alpine goats into their family after losing four in an attack by dogs.Shiloh Roberts, a Warren County Four-H member, and her family returned home on the afternoon of Jan. 12 to find four of their five goats, three Alpine show goats and the family’s South African boar, slaughtered by a neighbor’s pit bull and Great Pyrennees. One of the victims was Cinnamon, Shiloh’s goat that had taken the second-place ribbon at the 2009 Mississippi State Fair. Sally, her third-place-winner, was the only survivor.“I was so sad,” Shiloh said.“We’ve had problems before, but nothing like this,” said her mother, Sherry Roberts. “It was horrifying.”Roberts said she suspects the dogs crawled beneath the fence.“I saw one of the dogs attacking Cinnamon,” she said. “(My neighbors) said the pit bull had blood all over him, and thought he just found a deer carcass. I’ve never seen mutilation like this ever in my life. This is the most devastating thing we’ve ever dealt with.”Both dogs were euthanized.Roberts estimated more than $3,000 in animal care and potential earnings were lost when their goats were killed. But all was not lost.As word of the Roberts tragedy spread, goat owners from across Mississippi joined in and offered support.Wandra Evans and her husband, Raymond, found new animals for Shiloh. “I put a little note out to our talk group and told everyone what happened,” Evans said.Evans delivered an 8-year-old goat named Coretta and her 1-year-old daughter, Easter, to the Robertses two weeks ago — courtesy of the members of the Mississippi Goat Association.The Robertses were also able to land four more goats.“Goats are social creatures so we had to get more than one,” Roberts said.“Right now, I’m bottle-feeding one of the goats so she follows me everywhere I go,” Shiloh said. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s a lot of fun.”Shiloh will show none of her goats in the Dixie National Rodeo, which began in January and continues through this weekend at the Mississippi State Fair Grounds, but will be prepping them for the Mississippi State Fair set in October. THE CHIHUAHUA DID IT!!!
Feb. 17, 2010
http://www.wlox.com/Global/story.asp?S=11995655 JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Jackson County Sheriff's deputies say leash laws are often ignored, frightening residents. Tuesday afternoon, people in one neighborhood had a harrowing experience with one pit bull on the loose.They say it started on Orange Street outside of Ocean Springs when a pit bull ran into Steve Lance's home, aimed at a schnauzer named Princess."I couldn't tell if it was attacking the dog or attacking my wife, and it was a pretty scary thing," said Lance. "I picked it up by the collar and threw it out of the house."Neighbors said the dog's next target were five year old twins, Steven and Spencer Westberry. The children were getting into a car with their grandmother Carol Brown."The pit bull started chasing us toward the car," said Brown. "And for some reason the dog set his eyes on Steven, and he started to lunge toward him as he got to the car." They said the dog leapt partially into the car before another neighbor, David Martinez, lured the dog away with a stick. He said he was attempting to deflect the dog's attention from the boys by inviting the dog into a tussle with himself."I have a child myself, and she plays out in the neighborhood. And there's a lot of kids out here, so I'd expect somebody to do that for my kids, too," Martinez said.As the dog approached Martinez, neighbors said Steve Lance approached the pit bull with a gun and shot it. He said the dog turned its eye on Lance, and Lance shot again. Police said overall, Lance shot the dog three times, ending what neighbors call a terrifying experience."I felt like we had to take the dog you know and put it down," Lance said. "And that's what I felt like, we couldn't have a dog like that in the neighborhood. I didn't know whose it belonged to until after it was all over with."He found out later the owners were also neighbors. They were charged with a leash law violation. Lance faces no charges for his action against the pit bull.Several residents said the incident reminded them of this past weekend when a child was killed in a pit bull attack in the Jackson area. They said they're grateful because the outcome here could have been much different."They [pit bulls] have a massive amount of pressure in their bite," Lance said. "It could snap a little child. It could snap its arm in two in just no time at all.""You're talking about a 5-year-old kid and a pit bull," said Kristen McIlwain of the Jackson County Sheriff's Department. "It could have been worse. I think the neighbor did an outstanding job on the kids' behalf."Neighbors say they had reported the dog to animal control earlier in the weekend. Police say the dog was picked up Monday, but the owners came to get it shortly after. AN ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD TERRORIZED BY A PIT NUTTER'S STUPIDITY.
April 2, 2010
http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20100402/NEWS/4020345/1001/Boy-survives-dog-mauling A 1-year-old Vicksburg boy is expected to fully recover from his injuries after being mauled this week by the family dog.Jack Gaines had to be freed from the dog's grip after being attacked on Wednesday. Family members said the boy did nothing to provoke the pit bull mix, which is likely to be euthanized. The boy was in stable condition Thursday evening.The dog, nicknamed Mojo, had been in the family for six years and never showed signs of aggression toward children, the family said. Mojo attacked the child in the backyard of his grandparents' home in Vicksburg, said the boy's mother, Robin Causey."He clamped on Jack's face with his teeth and began shaking him," Causey said.Both of the boy's grandparents were in the yard with him, and his grandfather ran over to help. Causey said the grandfather had to hit the dog repeatedly to get him to release the boy.Causey, who was inside the home, said the boy's head and face wounds were terrifying."There was a cut on his head from here to here where you could see his skull," Causey said, motioning from her forehead to the top of her head.When the boy tried to put his hand over his head to protect himself, she said, part of his pinky finger was severed. The muscle in the boy's right eye was ripped, preventing him from opening it.The boy, who turns 2 next month, was rushed to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.Causey urges families with large dogs to be watchful around children."They were friends. Jack would say, 'Here Mojo,' and give him his french fries. Jack loved Mojo and Mojo loved Jack," Causey said. "Maybe it was the pit bull in him that made him do this."The dog is in the custody of Mississippi Animal Rescue League. Vicksburg Alderman Sydney Beauman said the city has a vicious dog ordinance, but it's not directed toward breed-specific dogs."It's not what kind of dog it is; it's what the dog does," Beauman said. IT'S THAT DARN NANNY DOG AGAIN.
April 15, 2010
http://www.wdam.com/Global/story.asp?S=12321329 Columbia, MS (WDAM) - A Columbia woman is glad to be alive after she was viciously attacked by a pit bull dog earlier this week.47 year old Tanya Barnes said her life has been turned upside down. Barnes said she was consoling a family friend when she was viciously attacked by one of his pit bulls."My friend said that he was going to the restroom, and as he left his male dog got off the couch to follow him and stepped on the puppy" said Barnes. "I didn't even see the female dog move, it was like a rattle snake. I felt the power and it just took my head and it had its whole jaw in my mouth. And her upper jaw with her teeth right here in my eye. And she just pulled and as she pulled up she just shook my head."Barnes said the incident lasted all of 30 seconds. She said while the female dog was attacking her, the owner and the male dog were struggling to free her."He came in there and grabbed the dog," Barnes said. "The male dog got back on the couch and saved my life. He yanked that dog. His front paw shows where he was pushing and trying to pull the female dog off me."Barnes said once she was free, she called 9-1-1, but by the time the ambulance arrived she was losing consciousness."I don't remember anything else until I woke up and Doctor Pecunia was at the end of the bed telling me that everything went well," said Barnes.Hattiesburg Clinic Plastic Surgeon, Rick Pecunia said Barnes is indeed a miracle."She is extremely fortunate to be alive. The nature of this type of an injury is such that a couple of centimeters or millimeter either way could make the story a lot different," said Pecunia.He said Barnes has already been through two surgeries and might even have to undergo several more, but she is expected to make full recovery. The pit bulls are currently being held by the Marion County Sheriff's Department.But Barnes said, "I do not think the male dog should be put down. The female dog attacked me. I do not think the one that didn't attack me should be put down."Authorities have not made a final decision on what will become of the pit bulls or if any criminal charges will be filed against the owner. BULL, THAT MALE DOG WAS TRYING TO GET IN ON IT. SHE'S TRYING TO SAVE THE BREEDING OPERATION FOR HER BOYFRIEND.
May 11, 2010
http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20100511/NEWS/5110336/1001/JPD-Owner-shot-his-2-pit-bull-dogs Jackson police said a man shot two of his dogs Monday after they attacked a puppy and turned on him when he intervened.
Police would not identify the man because he is not being charged.
Officers found the adult pit bulls alive but suffering from gunshot wounds - one was hit in the back and the other in its side - in the back yard of a house in the 300 block of Southhaven Drive in south Jackson.
An investigator at the scene said it appeared a handgun was used. JPD responded after a resident of Brookwood Estates reported hearing shots.
The owner was not at home when police arrived.
According to Hinds County land roll records, the house is owned by Marcheta Davis, who could not be reached for comment.
Animal control officers were called out to remove the dogs. Jackson Police Department spokesman Joseph Daughtry said the dogs will be euthanized. OH, BUT PITS ARE SOOOOO LOYAL.
May 11, 2010
http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20100511/NEWS/5110336/1001/JPD-Owner-shot-his-2-pit-bull-dogs Jackson police said a man shot two of his dogs Monday after they attacked a puppy and turned on him when he intervened.Police would not identify the man because he is not being charged.Officers found the adult pit bulls alive but suffering from gunshot wounds - one was hit in the back and the other in its side - in the back yard of a house in the 300 block of Southhaven Drive in south Jackson.An investigator at the scene said it appeared a handgun was used. JPD responded after a resident of Brookwood Estates reported hearing shots.The owner was not at home when police arrived.According to Hinds County land roll records, the house is owned by Marcheta Davis, who could not be reached for comment.Animal control officers were called out to remove the dogs. Jackson Police Department spokesman Joseph Daughtry said the dogs will be euthanized HE SHOT HIS "LOYAL" PITS AND WAS A LOUSY SHOT AT THAT.