Dec. 1, 2009
http://www.joplinglobe.com/local/local_story_335010223.html A Sarcoxie toddler, who was bitten in the face by a pit bull dog last week, had to have surgery to try to save one of her eyes, according to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department.
Lt. Ron Thomas, of the Sheriff’s Department, said deputies were called at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday to assist emergency medical workers at a home in the Sarcoxie area where the 15-month-old girl was bitten.Thomas said the girl was with her mother visiting a neighbor when the dog attacked her. He said the girl was playing with the dog at the time inside the home. The dog bit the left side of the child’s face, he said. “It did quite a bit of damage,” Thomas said. “They were concerned about damage to her left eye.”The girl was taken to Freeman Hospital West, where she underwent surgery, he said. He said the Sheriff’s Department had yet to receive any update on her condition by Monday afternoon.The dog is being held at the Joplin Humane Society for 10 days of observation and testing for rabies, Thomas said. He said the dog had not shown any signs of rabies before the attack. "NANNY" DOG ATTACKS AGAIN, AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN!!!

Feb. 22, 2010
http://www.connectmidmissouri.com/news/story.aspx?id=420143 CUBA, MO. -- A seven-year old Cuba, Mo. girl is home from the hospital after being attacked by a pit bull earlier this month.On Feb. 5 a neighbor's pit bull mauled Lexi Middletown. The 100 pound dog took hold of Lexi's face and shook her like a rag doll.The injuries were severe. Her cheekbone was shattered and she had puncture wounds in her throat. Lexi has undergone two surgeries, the first one lasting nine hours. However, doctors think she could need several more.But for now, she is home recuperating."It was terrifying,” Lexi’s mother Deborah Middleton said. “It can change your life. They say your life can change in a heartbeat, that's for sure."As part of the recovery process, Lexi has to wiggle her nose, raise her eyebrows, smile and move the muscles in her face every day.Her mother said Lexi hasn't said anything about the attack and doesn't seem ready to talk about it.The dog was shot and killed after the attack. It's unclear who killed the animal. NANNY DOGS, NANNY DOGS, NANNY DOGS!!!!

March 9, 2010 FATALITY
http://www.ktts.com/tabid/1666/xmid/42175/Default.aspx Animal Control is investigating a pit bull attack in Springfield over the weekend. Clarissa Swearingen says she was out with her dogs when a loose pit bull snatched her Yorkie and chewed it up. Swearingen says the prognosis from an emergency vet looked so bad, she decided to put the dog down. For now, the pit bull is back with its owner. Swearingen wonders if that would still be the case if her dog had been a child instead. WONDER IF THIS IS A PIT FROM THE BIG BUST ON FIGHTING AND THE "SAVIORS" OF THE PITS ADOPTED IT OUT.

March 18, 2010
http://www.fox2now.com/news/ktvi-pit-bull-senior-puppy-livingston-031810,0,5773163.story LIVINGSTON, IL (KTVI-FOX2now.com) - A vicious dog attack leaves a senior citizen and a puppy badly hurt. It happened in Livingston Illinois. The victim's son says a casual stroll almost turned deadly for his new puppy. Ed Scheussler said that earlier Thursday, a big dog believed to be a pit bull attacked his dog Bennie. His mother Ramona also got hurt trying to save the pup.Mayor Rich Kovaly spoke to the victim right after the attack. The wound on her hand gave him great concern, "It was cut open at the knuckle and it had blood coming out of there."The puppy got the worst of the attack. The dog had several puncture wounds around the neck. His left leg was torn up and his underbelly had puncture wounds.Both Ed's mother and Bennie are expected to recover.The large dog who did the attack was taken away by Madison County Animal Control. NUTTERS LOVE THOSE MULTIPLE ATTACKS.

April 13, 2010 FATALITY
http://www.ky3.com/news/local/90806054.html )
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. -- It's going to take time for Kim Moore's physical wounds to mend after a pit bull terrier attacked her a week ago. "I can't bend my thumb. I can't bend that. That's where it grabbed me and pulled me," Moore said in an interview on Tuesday. She says it will take even longer for the emotional scars to heal. It began when her dog, Heidi, and the pit bull started fighting. "I see that's my Heidi and she's being shook like a toy," Moore said. Moore, who now carries a knife around outside because she's afraid of being attacked, jumped in to save her dog. "I grabbed hold of Heidi and it started dragging me and it dragged me cross this (sidewalk) and I was sitting right here," she said, pointing a place beside a street curb. Heidi died two days later. Moore said the dog responsible lives a few doors down. Theresa Pendergrass and Michael Leagh said, however, that it wasn't their pit bull. "There would have been blood everywhere. She would have been covered in blood. There was not a stitch of blood on my dog," said Pendergrass. For Moore, the anger doesn't dissipate because the dog that she blames is still a few doors down from her house with its owners. The animal wasn't confiscated because the city doesn't have an ordinance dealing with vicious dogs. Mount Vernon Police Det. Jason Lacey couldn't comment on this specific case because the investigation is ongoing but he believes the city council will soon take up the matter of vicious dogs. In the meantime, Moore and the pit bull owners will take their fight to court. "I think that dog needs to be put down," Moore said. Two years ago in Mount Vernon, a different pit bull attacked a young boy and a mailman who came to the boy's rescue. That dog was put to sleep. LYING PIT NUTTER WASHED THE BLOOD OFF!

April 15, 2010
http://www.stjoenews.net/news/2010/apr/15/loose-dog-causing-trouble-fillmore/?local FILLMORE, MO. — Andrew Miller found a disturbing scene Tuesday afternoon. His 11-year-old golden retriever, Ben, was lying in his fenced-in pen, bloody and struggling to survive. Several 2-by-4s were scattered around the pen.Ben was barely able to stand as Mr. Miller carried him into the house. Since it was after normal business hours for a veterinary visit, Mr. Miller decided all he could do was make his dog comfortable and take him to Angel’s Vet Express in Savannah, Mo., Wednesday morning. On Wednesday, the veterinarian discovered the dog had not only been beaten, but attacked by another dog.“(The veterinarian) looked Ben over and determined nothing was broken or fractured, but he was pretty beat up,” Mr. Miller said. “There was a lot of bruising and swelling, and one of his ears had been chewed up, but he was going to pull through.”On Wednesday afternoon, Danica Steevy heard about the attack on her neighbor’s dog. Ms. Steevy’s 1-year-old black Labrador was attacked Tuesday by another neighbor’s pit bull. “Both dogs were on my back step, so I got (the dog fight) broken up pretty quick,” Ms. Steevy said. “The pit had blood all around its face and was dripping on my pavement and everything, so I brought my dog inside.”Ms. Steevy knows which house in her neighborhood the pit bull belongs to. She went to the house yesterday, and knocked, but no one came to the door.“I called the Sheriff’s Department, and they had me fill out a statement,” Ms. Steevy said. “The Sheriff’s Department said they would be contacting them.”Safety is now something to keep in mind for Ms. Steevy’s children. Despite being a dog lover, she wants to keep her children safe. “There are several children in the neighborhood and we all have dogs, but we don’t have mean dogs,” Ms. Steevy said. “We are not going to tolerate a vicious dog in the neighborhood.”Ms. Steevy’s and Mr. Miller’s dogs are not the first in the neighborhood to be attacked. A beagle was attacked and killed by a pit bull, according to Gary Silverglat, owner of M’Shoogy’s Animal Rescue in Savannah, Mo. Although there is no leash law in Andrew County, owners are responsible to be in control of their pets and are liable for any injuries an animal causes, according to Mr. Silverglat.“We are presuming this is all the same dog,” Mr. Silverglat said. “This dog could easily attack a child or another person.”A $1,000 reward is being offered by M’Shoogy’s for any information about the incident on Mr. Miller’s property. Mr. Miller plans to personally prosecute the owner if someone comes forward with information.“I don’t trust my children being outdoors, because with a vicious dog on the loose, it’s just a matter of time before a kid is bit,” Mr. Miller said. “Hopefully justice is served quickly before matters are taken into my own hands.”Anyone with information is asked to contact M’Shoogy’s at (816) 324-5834.