Nov. 13, 2009
http://www.recordherald.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=134507 A standard pit bull, urged by its owner Marcos Argueta, of 411 Western Ave., to attack a female victim in the incident, was taken to the Fayette County dog pound by Marcos' mother, Maria Argueta Thursday, where it was determined the dog was aggressive and euthanized, according to Washington Police Lt. Jon E. Long. IF ONLY HIS MOTHER HAD THAT MUCH SENSE WHEN IT CAME TO HIM BRINGING THE DOG HOME!!!
Nov. 13, 2009
http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2009/11/13/vet-attacked-by-dogs-had-tried-to-save-the-animals/ EATON TWP. — Veterinarian Lisa Fox Wright said she was trying to save two Neopolitan mastiff Kane Corso mix dogs from traffic on busy state Route 82 on Wednesday afternoon when she was suddenly attacked.The dogs, a male weighing about 140 pounds and a female weighing about 120 pounds, left her with wounds on her arms and her body.“I fell once on my back, and the male went for my throat,” said Fox Wright, who is almost three months pregnant. “I thought my husband would find me mauled in the front yard.” PIT BULLS ON STEROIDS
Nov. 27, 2009
http://www.morningjournal.com/articles/2009/11/27/news/doc4b0f3f1c1a422690090259.txt LORAIN — A U.S. Marshals special agent was forced to shoot and kill a pit bull after the animal attacked a Lorain County Adult Probation officer Wednesday afternoon. The men were trying to arrest Jon Jackson, who was wanted on several felony warrants, when the dog attacked, according to a Lorain police report. ARE ALL PIT OWNERS FELONS??
Dec. 1, 2009
A pit bull attacked a man and woman early Sunday, Nov. 29, causing the woman to be transported by helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital with serious injuries to her face, arms and legs, while the man, whose injures were also described as serious, was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center. Their identities and conditions were not released Monday.The man owned the dog, said James Straley Clark County Humane Society director. The dog was shot by police at the scene of the attack — the 400 block of Gallager Street.
“Apparently the dog went off (when police arrived) and started attacking again,” Straley said.
ANOTHER PIT ATTACKING THE OWNER, WHAT WAS THAT AGAIN ABOUT LOYALTY?
Dec. 1, 2009
http://www.whiotv.com/news/21770949/detail.html DAYTON, Ohio -- Police in Dayton said they were forced to shoot and kill a dog that charged at them. Officers were called to the 600 block of Dearborn Avenue on Monday afternoon after a girl reported that a pit bull was attacking her Pomeranian. Police called Animal Control to take the pit bull, but officers said while they were waiting for animal control to arrive, the dog charged at them. An officer used a shot gun to put the dog down. THANK GOD FOR SHOTGUNS, THAT WILL STOP A PIT.
Dec. 17, 2009
The 85-pound bull mastiff owned by 29-year-old Mary Ann Hartle was shot after the dog turned on the owner Friday, causing severe injuries, according to the Brown County Sheriff's Office. Hartle sustained injuries to her neck, face and stomach and her hand and arm were "mangled" in the attack, said Chief John Schadle with the Brown County Sheriff's Office. The dog, which the family had owned about two weeks, apparently responded aggressively to a 4-year-old child who had picked up the dog's chew toy, said R.D. Kraft, a Fayetteville volunteer firefighter who responded to the scene. Schadle said another rumor indicated the dog attacked after another, smaller dog in the household grabbed the chew toy, then turned to a child nearby. Age for the dog is not known. However, McKenzie said the dog was full grown, large and "all muscle." It did not have a collar or tag.The dog was apparently given to the family by a neighbor who could no longer care for it. CAN ANYONE SAY DUMB, DUMBER, DUMBEST??
Dec. 24, 2009
http://blog.cleveland.com/brunswicksuntimes/2009/12/police_find_marijuana_during_s.html DOG AT LARGE, PRINCETON DRIVE: A woman reported her two fox terriers attacked by a neighbor’s pit bull at 5:28 p.m. Dec. 8. According to the victim, the pit bull came after her dogs while she was walking them. A friend of the dog owner said the pit bull broke free of him when it saw the smaller dogs. At the time of the report, one of the dogs was in critical condition after being treated at a local veterinary hospital. According to the victim and her husband, the vet bills cost more than $3,000 and the victim herself was treated for an anxiety attack.The dog owner was cited under the city’s leash law and could be liable for damages. It is the second case of animal at large involving the dog owner, reports said. SO THIS OWNER OF PITS IS A LITTLE SLOW AND IT HAPPENED AGAIN, STUPID NUTTER.
Dec. 28, 2009
http://www.local12.com/content/breaking_news/story/Woman-Attacked-By-Vicious-Dog-in-Pleasant-Ridge/AqZqFaZzCkGnymd0adAmUQ.cspx Cincinnati Police are investigating a dog attack in Pleasant Ridge. Police say a woman was walking her pit bull when she slipped and scared the dog, which then attacked her.Crews were called to the 5900 block of Woodmont Avenue around 11:45 a.m. Joyce Mitchell, who also lives on the street, was walking her dog when she slipped on the ice. The fall apparently spooked the dog, which turned and attacked Mitchell.Neighbors rushed out of their homes with hammers and shovels to beat the dog off Mitchell. Mitchell tried to secure the dog to a phone poll but she was unable. A police officer eventually gained control of the dog. Billy Rogers is one of the neighbors: "And I looked around looked in the car got a hammer and came down here to help her, that's all I could do was try to get the dog off of her...looked like the dog was too vicious, and some other neighbors came and tried to help too...we got shovels and tried to get the dog away from her...but he was still attacking, then the other polices came and damn..."Nieko Payne grabbed a shovel. "When I came out she had the dog wrapped around the pole and the dog started unwrapping itself and coming after her again and I hit the dog in the face and the police grabbed the leash and he wrapped it around the tree to keep the dog until the ambulance got here but... It had a big piece of her."
SO MUCH FOR PITS BEING "LOYAL", THIS OWNER LEARNED THE HARD WAY.
FEB. 9, 2010
http://www.cantonrep.com/stark/nwstark/x1124764948/Pit-bulls-go-on-rampage CANAL FULTON — A 61-year-old woman shoveling her driveway had flesh torn from her arm by pit bulls, police say.Pit bulls Rocky and Sage apparently strayed away from their Doylestown owners and went on a spree, attacking the Canal Fulton woman and three others Saturday.One of the owners, Justin M.D. Shiefer, 23, faces a felony count of failure to confine or restrain a vicious dog. He and the other owner, a 22-year-old woman, also face multiple misdemeanor charges. The Repository generally does not name misdemeanor suspects.Paul Shuttlesworth, 57, a neighbor of the woman, sustained puncture wounds, bruises and scratches on his right arm, trying to rescue the woman from her canine attacker. Shuttlesworth was treated at Affinity Medical Center. The woman was taken to Mercy Medical Center. A hospital spokeswoman for Mercy said Monday that the woman was not listed as a patient.“I worry more about her,” he said Monday.The pit bulls attacked the woman and Shuttlesworth about 4:25 p.m. in the 500 block of Maynard Avenue NW, a small residential street. Shuttlesworth and his son, 17-year-old, Zach, a student at Northwest High School, helped the woman, police say.Zach was not injured.Shuttlesworth’s wife, Carolyn, said she noticed the pit bulls approach the woman, who lives down the street from them. At first, it looked like they were playing with the woman until she heard the woman scream: “Help me! Help me!” Carolyn called 911.Her husband and son sprung into action.Zach, wearing only boxer shorts and a T-shirt, ran down the street with a snow shovel to fend off the pit bulls. His father grabbed the primary aggressor, Rocky, off the woman. In return, the pitbull sunk his teeth into Paul Shuttleworth’s arm.Zach struck Sage with the shovel, the police report said.Both dogs were put in a police cruiser and taken to the city police station until the dog warden arrived. The following day, police officers were notified by Wayne County sheriff’s deputies that Rocky had attacked two other people Saturday.In one of those cases, a motorist received 11 stitches to her left eye area and seven stitches to reattach her lower lip. Police said the motorist noticed the pit bulls on state Route 21 and stopped to locate tags on them to notify their owners. Rocky attacked her face.The owners told authorities that both dogs got away from them while they were on a walk. Neither pit bull was insured. AND IT DIDN'T STOP THERE.
http://www.fox8.com/news/wjw-pitbull-attack-txt,0,5545275.story Canal Fulton -- The owners of two dogs face multiple charges after police say the animals went on a two county rampage attacking at least four people along the way.Wayne County authorities say the dogs somehow got away from their owners while they were out for a walk.Captain Doug Hunter of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office tells Fox 8 that a person who saw the dogs break free attempted to help grab one of them, but the larger of the two, a brown dog named Rocky, snapped at him injuring his hand.The dogs then stayed together, wandering onto State Route 21 in a snowstorm. Raquel Ellis of Norton and her mother Margaret Thomas were driving south to visit a relative."There was these two dogs running in front of the car" Thomas told Fox 8 news, "and I didn't want to hit them, and (Raquel) was like lets stop they have leashes and stuff and we'll see if they got tags to call somebody."Ellis says she got out of their SUV and approached the dogs which were friendly to her at first."I was able to pet them I was able to check their collars look for dog tags to have a phone number and not until I turned back to my car is when I was attacked."When she turned to get back to the vehicle, Ellis says Rocky lunged for her."The brown dog jumped on my back and ripped my coat, and as he did that I looked to my mother who was sitting there and could just see the look of panic on her face." said Ellis.She tells Fox 8 that she tried to get to the vehicle, which was about four feet away. When she grabbed for the door handle she says she saw 'Rocky' coming at her face."When she turned he lunged and got her face and blood and feathers from her jacket went everywhere" Thomas told Fox 8.Ellis thinks she finally hit the dog with the door of the SUV and managed to get inside, but not before she suffered terrible injuries to her left eye and her lower lip."I have one internal stitch, and ten external and then with my lip he actually took a chunk out and they put it together the best they could."The dogs were not through yet.From there they wandered into a Canal Fulton neighborhood in Stark County. By now the owners had notified Wayne County authorities that the dogs were loose and asked for help finding them.On Maynard Avenue a 61 year old woman was out trying to shovel her drive when the dogs approached her.Carolyn Shuttleworth was watching from her house a few doors down the street."I thought it was a kid playing with their dog and all of a sudden she started hollering help me help me." Shuttleworth told Fox 8 News.Her son and husband ran from the house to help. "I called my son and told him there's somebody down there getting chewed up."Police say the brown dog was again the aggressor, lunging at the 61-year-old neighbor. THOSE TWO LITTLE WIGGLE BUTTS WERE ONLY TRYING TO FIND SOMEONE TO PLAY WITH THEM.
Feb. 27, 2010
http://www.local12.com/news/local/story/Pit-Bull-Attacks-Jim-Tarbells-Dog/6Qh3Es18OEyEP3xvM5V0aA.cspx To some people, they can be lovable pets. But to others, they can be vicious attack animals. Pit Bull terriers are illegal in the City of Cincinnati. Yet today, there was not one pit bull attack in the city, but two.Local 12 Reporter Jeff Hirsh reports from the scene of one of those attacks in Over-The-Rhine: For the first time in my life, and I'll bet for the first time in his, former Cincinnati Councilman Jim Tarbell did not want to go on camera ... he was so shaken up. Tarbell's daughter was out walking their dog earlier today on this street. A pit bull ran out of an apartment building and attacked the Tarbell's dog. Their pet was roughed up, but should be okay. And the former councilman's daughter was not injured either, but it was scary. The SPCA confiscated the pit bull, and also confiscated another one from a house in College Hill. In that case, police responded to a domestic violence call. When they got there, they found that a pit bull had attacked a man. That man whacked the pit with a golf club to get it away.And two other pit bulls, strays running around Hyde Park, were also picked up, so the dog warden's van was full. Still, the SPCA says, days like this, with multiple pit bull attacks, are rare.Harold Dates, SPCA Director: "Well, within the city limits, pit bulls are banned. As far as enforcement is concerned, it's up to the Cincinnati Police Division and they have a lot to do with a small force. And the pit bull door to door is something they cannot do."You can drive through any neighborhood and see pit bulls, and dog lovers say pits can be wonderful pets, if properly trained. Usually, the only time pits are picked up is if they're running free, like any stray, or if they're involved in some sort of attack.Pit bulls have teeth. The pit bull law... that's another story. Tighter regulations passed by Cincinnati City Council last year made it illegal to breed, sell or give away a pit bull within the city limits. It's been illegal to own a pit bull or other vicious breed of dog in the city since 2003. TWO FER ONE DAY IN CINCINNATI!!!!
March 4, 2010
http://www.statejournal.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=76196 BELLAIRE, Ohio -- Bellaire Police Officer Shawn Selmon was at 4277 Harrison St. Tuesday at about 4:50 p.m. to investigate a report of an 8-year-old being left by himself.
Selmon made contact with the boy and was told that the mother had left some time ago to pick up a friend at the Belmont County Jail. Inside the residence was a pit bull which the officer asked the boy to place in the kitchen. Selmon determined that the boy had been home alone since he got off the school bus about 4 p.m. Selmon requested that Children Services be notified and could smell something burning and was advised by the boy that he was cooking corndogs. As Selmon was headed to the front door waiting on someone to arrive, he heard a sound of the pit bull coming across the floor behind him. He said as he turned around he saw the pit bull's jaws open as it lunged at him, biting him on the left hand. Selmon kicked at the dog to release his grip on his hand, which was bleeding. The boy ordered the dog to stop his aggression and Selmon told the boy to get his shoes on and radioed that he was bringing the child to Police Headquarters. Selmon was sent to the hospital to be treated for his injury and was released. After talking to children services, the boy was released to friends of the family. The mother of the child, Diane Crumbly was finally located around 7:20 p.m. was was arrested for Endangering Children Police reports indicate she was taken to the Belmont County Jail. BUT MR. POLICEMAN, THESE ARE NANNY DOGS!!!
March 10, 2010
WEST CHESTER TWP. — Indy never really had a chance. Neither did Pepper.Both dogs were fatally maimed by two dogs described by their owner as Presa Canarios — a powerful breed considered a “holding dog” originally from the Canary Islands — while in their respective Beckett Ridge back yards last week.In addition to Indy and Pepper, the dogs also bit a man and his 16-year-old daughter outside their home at approximately
6:40 a.m. March 6. The two sustained minor injuries, although both required treatment from an area hospital, police said.The dogs, however, were not as lucky.Just as she does each day, Barbara Pryce leashed Indy, a 10-year-old collie-chow mix, for an evening bathroom break. About 20 minutes later, West Chester police were knocking on her door.“They asked if we had a dog,” said Greg Flege, Indy’s co-owner. “And then they asked us to come to the back yard with them.”Flege said Pryce found the pooch lying in the grass not moving, the chain still around his neck but ripped away from the post to which it was once attached.“It was horrific,” Flege said. “He was just torn up.”Although Indy was alive, he had sustained gaping wounds to his neck, back, face and tongue. The skin had been ripped from a rear leg and holes peppered his stomach from where the dogs had latched their powerful jowls. Veterinarians said Indy would likely not recover, and so he was euthanized, Flege said.John DeHart, also of Beckett Station, believes Pepper, his 3-year-old, 17 lb., mixed-breed, was attacked during the evening hours of March 3 while still inside the family’s Invisible Fence, then dragged about 50 feet away where he was found in a drainage ditch with injuries similar to Indy’s.The dogs in question were believed to be 60 lbs. and 80 lbs., officials said.“My wife and I are very upset at the loss of our dog,” DeHart wrote in an e-mail. “However, we are very grateful that it was not any worse for the individuals that were attacked and that the dogs will no longer be a menace to the area.”The Butler County Dog Warden’s office was called Saturday morning, shortly after the dogs attacked the man and his daughter. The dogs were impounded for a brief time before being given back to the owner, Joel M. Lovins, of 6090 Bardeen Drive. Lovins eventually returned the dogs to the shelter where they were euthanized Monday, March 8.County Chief Dog Warden Julie Holmes said the dogs were considered a mixed breed more akin to a pit bull and boxer rather than a Presa Canario. Court records show the same. She said it wouldn’t be rare for them to attack in tandem.Lovins told police his dogs somehow escaped his fenced-in back yard and wandered into the Beckett Ridge subdivision.Lovins was charged with two counts each of failure to confine a vicious or dangerous dog and failure to obtain liability insurance for a vicious or dangerous dog. The charges are misdemeanors, and Lovins is due in Butler County Area III Court March 23.Even if the dogs had been pure Presa Canario, Holmes said Lovins would have faced the same charges because of the dog’s resemblance in appearance to bull terriers, which follows state law.Still, no amount of insurance or criminal charges will bring Indy back, Flege said.“We don’t have kids. He was like our kid — spoiled rotten,” Flege said. “He was pretty, a beautiful dog.“It really is like losing your kid. It’s been hard.” A PIT BY ANY OTHER NAME IS STILL A PIT.
March 26, 2010
http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/03/summit_county_sheriffd_deputy.html GREEN, Ohio -- A Summit County sheriff's deputy and a Green man were attacked by a pit bull late Thursday afternoon. Deputies Daniel Horba and Roger Morgan went to a home on Aldis Drive where Tom Heilman, 46, was taking refuge inside a car after being attacked by a pit bull dog. When the officers approached the car, the "dog became aggressive towards the deputies and subsequently bit one of the deputies on the hand." Horba tried to put a rope on the dog when it attacked him. Morgan used his Taser on the dog, but it continued to bite Horba. Horba was able to free himself from the dog's grip and Morgan shot the dog, killing him. The two men were treated at an area hospital and released. The owner of the dog is unknown. HOW DO YOU PUNISH THE DEED WHEN THERE IS NO OWNER??
April 8, 2010
SPRING VALLEY, Ohio (WDTN) - A dog nearly lost his life in a sudden pit bull attack that lasted only minutes.Bear's owner, Cori, said it happened during an Easter Sunday walk in Caesar's Creek State Park.She says normal walk in the woods nearly proved deadly for bear after he encountered five pit bulls.Cori said, "I heard the most guttural sound I ever heard in my life. And I went running over there and I saw five of them on him and just came unglued as you can imagine."Cori and the pit bulls' owner desperately fought the dogs to try to stop the fight.After pulling Bear to safety, Cori rushed him to an emergency vet clinic."They didn't expect him to live," Cori said.Bear's neck was slashed.Bite marks covered his body and staples replaced where rips and tears use to be.Cori said, "His entire inside exposed. They ripped him to shreds."Cori keeps replaying the attack in her head and has a few questions for the owner of the pit bulls."Why did you put me in that position? You knew you were in an off-leash area, you knew there were going to be other dogs and people you knew by asking me do I have dogs that there was going to be a problem," she said."Cori's vet bills total more than five thousand dollars.She says animal control can't help her because they don't know where the pit bulls are located.Starting May 1st, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Officers say dog owners will have to put their dogs on a leash. HOW DO YOU PUNISH THE DEED ON THIS ONE?
April 14, 2010
http://www.morningjournal.com/articles/2010/04/14/news/mj2594487.txt LORAIN — While enjoying a warm April day with his daughter, a 36-year-old Lorain man had a frightening run-in with a pit bull on Reid Avenue Monday, according to a Lorain police report.Raymond Starks said he and his 2-year-old daughter were walking to a gas station to put air in his bike tires. They never made it to the station, though, as Starks used the bike to keep his daughter safe and the dog at bay.Around 11 a.m., officers were sent to the area of West 25th Street and Reid Avenue to investigate a report of loose dogs. When they arrived, they saw three pit bulls: one white, one brown and one black and white, running toward West 26th Street on Reid Avenue.One of the officers put his hand out of the car and the white pit bull charged at him while growling and barking, according to the report. Meanwhile, the other officer tried to get the attention of the dogs’ owner with his siren and whistle, but they did not respond. While the first officer was following the dogs, the brown pit bull ran through a gap in a fence into a back yard, according to the report.Soon, Starks and his daughter came walking down Reid Avenue and the white pit bull ran toward them while barking and growling, according to the report.“I saw him when he started coming at me,” Starks said. “I know it sounds crazy, but he looked like he changed his mind and came after my daughter.”Starks picked up his daughter with one arm and used the bike to keep the dog at bay with the other. He said he hit the dog once with his bike and when he went to hit it again, the officer scared the dog away while trying to hit it with his car. When asked what was going through his mind, Stark replied, “Honestly, I don’t know. I was just mainly concerned about my daughter.”Starks added the black and white pit bull did not attack him and actually bit the white pit bull.“The black and white dog was the peacemaker,” Lorain County Dog Warden Jack Szlempa said. “It was trying to defend the guy is what my deputy tells me.”No injuries were reported at the time, but when the officer attempted to run over the dogs, he struck Starks’ bike and knocked him down, according to Starks. He said he would be going to the hospital to have arm and shoulder pain checked out.The officer had Starks and his daughter get into the cruiser and got ready to shoot the white pit bull, according to the report, when a neighbor came up and said he knew where the dogs lived. He got a leash on the black and white dog while the white dog ran through a fence gap and into the back yard of 2524 Reid Ave.Contact was made with the dogs’ owners, Samuel White, 27, who lives at the residence and his sister, Crystal White, 26, who lives down the street, according to the report.Both were told what happened and Samuel White said he owned the white pit bull and was not aware of the gap in the fence, which he said he would fix immediately. He added he had the dog for protection and had insurance on it. The brown pit bull belonged to Crystal White, according to the report. Both were cited for dog-at-large and issued summons.When the dog warden arrived, he told police he could not find the owner of the black and white pit bull and was taking it, according to the report. Szlempa said the owner came to his office to redeem the dog Tuesday. A PIT BULL'S VERSION OF PLAYING.
April 15, 2010
http://www.norwalkreflector.com/articles/2010/04/15/front/iq_964083.txt A Grove Avenue pit bull will be quarantined for the next 10 days after it bit a 7-year-old neighbor on the back of her leg Wednesday.The mother reported she and her daughter were walking north on Grove Avenue about 6:40 p.m. when the dog reportedly broke its chain and chased after the girl. Norwalk Police Officer Melissa McNally said in her report the injury left a "golf ball-sized bite" on the back of the girl's leg and already had started to bruise when the officer saw the injury."There were obvious signs of broken skin," McNally wrote.The officer went to the owner's house, where she saw the grayish black dog "hooked on what appeared to be a clothes line."The owners told McNally the dog didn't break the line when the girl came into their front yard, the officer wrote."(The woman) stated the dog is playful and commonly jumps on people and when (the girl) got scared, she began waving her arms everywhere, which made the dog excited," McNally said.McNally had the male owner walk the dog along the clothes line, noting it allowed the dog "to reach over the far side of the sidewalk." The officer determined the 7-month-old dog was properly licensed and was up to date on its shots."(The woman) had stated the police department has been down to her house for her dog being loose on two or three separate occasions," McNally wrote.Police forwarded a report to the Huron County General Health District and Huron County Dog Warden's Office. STAY IN YOUR HOMES, YOU MIGHT BE SAFE THERE.
April 15, 2010
http://www.toledoonthemove.com/news/story.aspx?id=444577 TOLEDO -- Kayla Irby, 17 was running late for school Thursday morning. The Start High School sophomore was waiting to catch the bus in front of 2740 Upton Ave. near Monroe. Irby said a pit bull appeared from across the street. According to Irby the dog didn’t appear to be aggressive. The dog approached her, sniffed her leg and suddenly attacked. “I put my hands in like the bottom and top part of his mouth and I pushed it up like to get him off of me,” Irby screamed for help. Kevin Wehrle was driving by when he heard Irby call for help. “I was just driving to work and this girl was screaming somebody help me,” Wehrle. Wehrle pulled over, armed only with a snow scrapper. “I tried to hit it in the neck and like I said it didn’t even notice I was doing anything so that’s when I realized I had to jump on it.” He grabbed the dog by the neck, wrestling it into submission until police and the Dog Warden arrived. Irby said after Wehrle got control of the dog she was able to break free “he was just choking him and that’s when I finally reached down, opened up his mouth and got him off of me and ran.”Wehrle said he didn’t think about the danger he had put himself in until after he had pinned the pit bull. “If it got a hold of my neck I mean seeing what it did to the poor girls leg I would’ve been done for.” Irby suffered deep wounds to her right thigh which required 26 stitches. She also had defensive wounds on her hands. NBC24 was there when Irby talked to Wehrle for the first time. She wiped away tears as she thanked Wehrle. Irby is expected to make a full recovery but she said she can’t help but wonder. “What if it was a little kid out here about to get bit? I don’t think that little kid could’ve bared what I just bared,” Irby. The owner of the dog has not been identified. TOLEDO WILL LEARN THEIR LESSON THE HARD WAY AND WILL BEG TOM SKELDON TO COME BACK.
April 17, 2010
TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - The new Lucas County dog warden, Julie Lyle, is investigating a reported dog attack that occurred Friday morning in the 1600 block of Wildwood in south Toledo.Authorities say a woman was walking her dog when a pit bull mix attacked the dog. The animal was injured and is receiving veterinary care.Because the pit bull mix did not have a registration, it was taken into custody and is being held as a stray. DIDN'T TAKE LONG DID IT BENNIE FOR YOUR CITIZENS TO SUFFER??
April 18, 2010
http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100418/NEWS16/100419727 A Toledo police officer shot a 'pit bull' Sunday that attacked him while he was responding to a report of dog attack on an 11-year-old girl on Dover Place in East Toledo, police said.The officer, Jeffrey Dorner, fired two shots at the dog after it grabbed his arm, Lt. David Mueller said. The dog survived, he said.The incident occurred at 5:52 p.m. in front of 669 Dover Place.Officer Dorner was responding to a call of a dog attack on a girl who was riding her bicycle on the sidewalk when one of two 'pit bulls' leaped the fence and attacked her. She was taken by ambulance to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. Her identity was not released, and her condition was not available. Officer Dorner was treated at the scene.The Lucas County Dog Warden's Office took possession of both dogs, police said. The owner's name was not released. THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE! THREE ATTACKS IN THREE DAYS.
April 17, 2010
http://www.norwalkreflector.com/articles/2010/04/18/front/iq_965055.txt Venice Schmidt has her dog, a boxer-labrador mix, for security reasons. She considers Jethro to be friendly and playful."The dog warden came up to him and he was all over him so beautiful," Schmidt said.The dog bit a 7-year-old neighbor on the back of her leg about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday. While Norwalk Police Officer Melissa McNally said in her report the injury left a "golf ball-sized bite," Schmidt said "it looked like a nip" when she saw the injury in a photograph."He nipped her," the Grove Avenue woman said.The girl's mother and her daughter were walking north on Grove Avenue when the incident occurred."(Jethro) never broke the line," said Schmidt, disputing the mother's claim in McNally's report that the grayish black dog broke its chain and chased after the girl.McNally, in her report, also said Jethro was "hooked on what appeared to be a clothes line" when she came to Schmidt's house after the biting incident."He's on a dog run next to my house. ... He never broke the line," Schmidt said.McNally had Schmidt's husband walk the dog along the dog run, noting it allowed Jethro "to reach over the far side of the sidewalk." The officer determined the 7-month-old dog was properly licensed and was up to date on its shots."The girl was in my yard and her mother and father were 150 yards away from her," Schmidt said."When we saw her out front, she was by herself," the woman added.By the time McNally arrived and saw the girl's injury, the officer said it already had started to bruise."There were obvious signs of broken skin," McNally wrote in her report.Schmidt agreed with McNally's assessment that the girl "got scared (and) began waving her arms everywhere, which made the dog excited." The officer was told by Schmidt that "the dog is playful and commonly jumps on people."Schmidt said the girl wasn't doing anything to upset Jethro, whom she says hadn't bitten anybody earlier."He was excited. ... He was jumping, wagging his tail," she said.Police have had Schmidt quarantine Jethro, meaning Schmidt and her husband have to keep the dog inside and when he's outside for a walk, the dog must be on a chain/leash until April 24. The girl's mother couldn't be reached for comment Friday.McNally, in her report, refers to Jethro as pit bull and said Schmidt "stated the police department has been down to her house for her dog being loose on two or three separate occasions."Schmidt said both of those statements are incorrect."My dog is not a pit bull," she said, noting that people passing her 57 Grove Ave. home could be fearful now, given the breed's reputation."He is a boxer-lab mix. That's exactly what it says on his papers," Schmidt said."If he has any pit bull in him at all, it's so little you can't tell," she said, quoting the dog warden, who couldn't be reached for comment Friday.Schmidt said the police have "never" been to her house about Jethro being loose. There are no Norwalk Municipal Court records or charges for Schmidt or her husband.She noted that two neighborhood boys, ages 6 and 10, play with the dog every day as does a 4-year-old girl.Jethro even has a "girlfriend," Schmidt said with a chuckle. The female dog is her mother's and father's pure-bred golden Labrador that lives on Parsons Street.Schmidt said it's fairly amusing to see the two dogs playing together since Jethro's "girlfriend" weighs about 110 pounds. Jethro weighs more than half that much between 40 and 50 pounds."He thinks she's just awesome," Schmidt said."He's a nice and lovable dog," her husband Rick said. LYING PIT NUTTER, LIES ABOUT EVERYTHING.
May 3, 2010
http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=7420164 A 73-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital after she was attacked by a Pit Bull. It happened Sunday evening in front of 45 Proctor Place in the Old West End. Marjorie Dottling says she was attacked by the Pit Bull while delivering the Old West End Newsletter to neighbors, something she's been doing for 25 years. Dottling called a friend to let him know she was running late for a meeting. "Just as he answered the phone was when that dog attacked me, and all he heard was me screeching," she remembers. The dog bit her leg and thigh. "I've got a gash that's probably 2 inches long and an inch and a half deep." Police and the dog warden were called to the scene, but the dog has not been confiscated. "The dog was in the house. He was contained. We don't have any right to seize the dog at that point. So they will be cited for the dog running at large," explained Lucas County Dog Warden Julie Lyle. Toledo has a breed specific vicious dog ordinance, although a judge has ruled parts of it unconstitutional. "After Judge Gouldings decision, it's made our job a little bit more difficult on what we can and cannot enforce. We are currently working with representatives from the administration... to see exactly where we stand and what we can and can not do," said Lyle. The owner of the dog that bit Dottling will be cited. This is not the first time the white pit named Baby has attacked. According to a Lucas County Dog Warden attack report, in March the dog bit a 14-year-old. The pit's latest victim says enough is enough. Dottling wants the dog confiscated. "It's not right. It's already bitten two people, at least that we know, and it's running loose. It's not right." TOLEDO, DO YOU MISS SKELDON YET??
May 3, 2010
http://newstalkradiowhio.com/localnews/2010/05/dayton-woman-left-bloodied-aft.html DAYTON, Ohio -- A pit bull bit and injured a woman in the back yard of her Fernwood Avenue home on Monday after several dogs started fighting.The incident occurred around noon at 129 Fernwood Ave. as the woman was trying to call her two pit bulls inside her home, according to Sgt. Bill Keller. The woman, who is believed to be at least 40, was trying to get her dogs inside because she noticed two other pit bulls had entered her yard."At this time one of the strange pit bulls that wasn't supposed to be in her yard bit her on both arms fairly severely," Keller said. "She then called police," Keller said.While the woman was inside, the dogs continued to fight outside. When police arrived they noticed that the woman had puncture wounds and blood on her arms.Animal Resource Center officers were called to the scene. They rounded up all the dogs, who were covered in blood, after using pepper spray on at least one of the dogs, Keller said. The woman's dogs, both of which were injured, were taken for safe- keeping.The woman told police she believed the other two dogs belong to someone in the neighborhood, but police had not identified the owner as of 1:30 p.m., according to Keller."There will be an investigation done to find out what charges are most appropriate," Keller said. AT LEAST IT WAS A NUTTER THAT GOT ATTACKED.
May 5, 2010
http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/springfield-news/dog-mauls-84dog-mauls-84-year-old-woman-686573.html?showComments=true SPRINGFIELD — An 84-year-old Springfield woman was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital Tuesday, May 4, after she was mauled by a dog.The woman, who has not been identified, was walking down an alley in the 2400 block of Lexington Avenue when the 2-year-old American bulldog escaped from a wooden fence and attacked her, Clark County Humane Society Director Jimmy Straley said.“Apparently part of the woman’s arm may still be in the belly of the dog,” Straley said as the dog was being taken back to the human society to be euthanized and examined.A neighbor, Raymond Jones, said he had just gotten home from work when he heard the woman screaming. He ran outside to see the woman lying in the alley with her arm “ripped open.”“I grabbed a towel and wrapped it around her arm until the (medics) got here,” Jones said.The dog’s owner, Josh Culp, of 2422 Lexington Ave., became emotional as he watched humane society officials investigate the scene.“I just want to tell (the woman) that I’m sorry,” Culp said. “The dog is being put down. My thoughts and prayers go out to her.”The humane society has had previous complaints about the dog being loose, Straley said. MAYBE IF THE HS HAD DONE THEIR JOB, THIS WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED.
May 5, 2010
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) - After two vicious dog attacks in two days, Clark County Humane Society Officials are warning dog owners to be responsible.A man was attacked by a pit bull, who escaped from his pen, on Egmont Avenue on Wednesday morning.Thomas Cochran says he was in the fight of his life."Soon as he grabbed me, I just hit him like that and stumbled back. He started coming up at me again. I jumped up on the car," said Cochran.Cochran suffered a hairline fracture on his arm.The dog also ripped quite a chunk off his jeans.Emotions were running high in the neighborhood.The pit bull owner was almost in tears when 2 News spoke to her minutes after the attack."I apologize. I'm sorry," said the woman, who only wanted to give us her first name, Tammy.Tammy said her pit bull was not an aggressive dog."This dog takes M & M's out of my children's mouths without touching any skin. My kids can walk out and put their hands in her food dish and she will stop eating and sit down," said Tammy."He was looking to kill, that's all I can say," said Cochran.This is two vicious dog attacks in two days in Springfield.On Tuesday evening, 84-year-old Lela Hall was flown to Miami Valley Hospital after an American bulldog got through a fence on Lexington Avenue, and bit a chunk out of her arm.Family members told 2 News Hall was undergoing surgery to have her arm reconstructed.The bulldog was euthanized.Tammy hoped her pit bull would be spared, but she was issued citations for not having a dog licence."It's upsetting. It's my own my fault because the dog isn't licenced and that is my fault," said Tammy.Humane society officials said there are things that can protect you from a dog attack.They said the worst thing you can do if a dog charges at you is to run."If you're on a bicycle, get off put the bike between you and the dog. Talk very calmly to the dog. No, no, stay, stay," said Captain Michelle Speaks, with The Clark County Humane Society."If the dog is already on you, then there is not much you can do. Just ball up and scream for help," said Speaks.Humane society officials said they would let the pit bull stay with Tammy for now, as long as it is properly restrained and remains on their property.He is under quarantine for ten days to make sure he does not have rabies. SORRY, TAMMY, YOUR PIT DIDN'T PAST THE REAL LIFE TEMPERAMENT TEST.
May 6, 2010 MANY FATALITIES http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/article/20100506/NEWS01/5060329/Situation-worsens-for-pit-bull-owner farm animals SHELBY -- The decision to appeal a court order to put down her dog led to a more severe situation for Amy Rinehart and her neighbors.The 42-year-old Shelby woman pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors after her pit bull killed a Third Street neighbor's rat terrier last fall. Rinehart promised to appeal her sentence and moved the dog, Kato, to a farm outside the city.Unfortunately, her Davis Road neighbors said Kato killed 24 of their farm animals -- including goats, chickens, peacocks, turkeys and ducks -- after the move."My animals would not have been killed if it wasn't for hers," Dixie Lee Paterson said.She said the courts didn't know the extent of the carnage because authorities didn't go inside their barn during an earlier visit."(Rinehart) was supposed to put that animal down," Paterson said. "I love her as a neighbor, but she should have had control of her animal."The situation led to a second charge of failure to confine a vicious dog."To Kato it was just a game," Rinehart said previously. "What dog isn't going to chase a duck?"Rinehart never followed through on the appeal. She was ordered to attend a disposition hearing Tuesday in Shelby Municipal Court.Because Rinehart changed her initial plea of not guilty of failing to confine her dog to one of no contest, no witnesses were called to the stand. Those came to testify included Richland County Dog Warden Dave Jordan, the Patersons and Rinehart's ex-boyfriend.Judge Jon Schaefer found Rinehart guilty, noting that because it was her second offense the fine and jail time would be stronger. He rolled her initial sentence into a second sentence, giving her six months in jail."She'll serve five months, at her expense, on house arrest -- which saves us $50 a day," Schaefer said.The last 30 days would be suspended, the judge said, if Rinehart pays all damages by July 1. Rinehart must pay restitution for both cases.Rinehart also received a $750 fine.Neither Rinehart nor her attorney could be reached for comment.Schaefer said Rinehart's boyfriend shot the dog March 26. He said the couple filed affidavits with the courts to prove the dog had been put down."Most people love their pets and she said that was her pet," Schaefer said. "I've always loved dogs and that was the first time I had ever ordered a dog be put down. It bothered me immensely, but when you saw what happened the second time, I knew it was a good decision."Thank God it wasn't a child mauled to death."
NUTTER SAID IT WAS JUST A GAME TO KATO, DID THE DEAD ONES KNOW THEY WERE JUST PLAYING???
May 9, 2010 http://www.10tv.com/live/content/local/stories/2010/05/09/story-columbus-dog-attack-powell-avenue.html?sid=102 COLUMBUS, Ohio — A child suffered serious injuries Sunday in a dog attack on the city's west side. It happened about noon in the 300 block of South Powell Avenue, 10TV's Tanisha Mallett reported. Resident Tony Marcum said he heard screaming and went outside to see a dog attacking a young child. "You just heard screaming and I walked out there and there was a whole bunch of people and I saw the dog on a little kids neck," Marcum said. Marcum ran back into his home and grabbed a knife. "I came back here and lifted the dog by his tail and just stabbed him and it was over," Marcum said. The child, whose age and identity were not immediately available, was transported in critical condition to Nationwide Children's Hospital with bites to the neck. He has undergone surgery and could be released from the hospital on Monday, Mallett reported. The owner of the pit bull mix will be charged with failure to confine the animal and failure to insure a vicious dog.The dog had to be euthanized because of its injuries. Marcum was not charged in connection with stabbing the dog, Mallett reported. YOU DON'T CHARGE SOMEONE DOING THAT, YOU GIVE THEM AN AWARD.
May 8, 2010
http://www.wlwt.com/news/23496771/detail.html CINCINNATI -- A woman has been arrested in connection with an incident involving a 10-year-old mauled by a pit bull.
The incident happened on Friday at about 5:20 p.m. at 5810 Saranac St.The child suffered serious injuries that will require extensive plastic surgery, police said.Janine Cotto, 40, is charged with failure to confine her dog and having a pit bull within the city limits, officers said.She faces other charges filed by the SPCA. BANNED PIT, WHAT YOU WANT TO BET SHE HAS NO INSURANCE TO HELP THIS CHILD.
May 8, 2010
http://www.cdispatch.com/news/article.asp?aid=6120 A Columbus woman and her dog are in a tough spot following a pit bull attack Thursday afternoon.Rebecca Goodwin, 54, who is confined to a wheelchair, was walking her Chihuahuas, Little T.T. and Katie, on Eighth Avenue North between 15th Street and 16th Street when two loose pit bulls attacked them.Goodwin sustained bites to her right leg and right hand and scratches to her left leg and hand. The bite marks on her hand came as she pulled one of her Chihuahuas from the jaws of one of the pit bulls.Now that dog may have to have its broken leg amputated and Goodwin, who lives alone on disability payments, can barely afford her own medical bills; let alone the animal surgery.During the course of the attack, Goodwin says the owner three times pulled the dogs back by their collars but intentionally released them. Two men who witnessed the attack eventually ran the dogs off.Columbus animal control collected the dogs, which are being held at the Columbus/Lowndes Humane Society. The Columbus Police Department reported nobody claimed ownership of the dogs when officers arrived on the scene.Goodwin says she knows who owns the dogs and he may be allowed to retrieve them after 10 days."I want them put down. They've got a taste of human blood and blood from other dogs. They've got scars all over their ears from fighting," she said of the pit bulls. WHY PUT THEM DOWN, THEY CAN BECOME THERAPY DOGS!!
May 10, 2010
http://www.10tv.com/live/content/local/stories/2010/05/10/story-columbus-pit-bull-attacks-boy-owner-charged.html?sid=102 COLUMBUS, Ohio — A 12-year-old boy attacked by a neighbors' dog in a west side neighborhood remained hospitalized on Monday after having surgery and stitches to repair a wound in his neck.Ryan Fuller may be released as early as Tuesday, doctors said, and the boy's family said he is lucky to be alive, 10TV's Cara Connelly reported.Fuller's father said he has no doubt the dog was trying to kill his son when he attacked him on Powell Avenue on Sunday afternoon.Fuller was walking along a fence, headed for his grandmother's house, when a pit bull mix name Cain came across the yard, and grabbed him."I was just panicked," said Fuller's father, G.W. Fuller. "I couldn't believe it was happening, I was (thinking) I am going to sit here and watch my son die right in front of my face and there is nothing I can do about it."As G.W. Fuller struggled to get the dog away from his son, a neighbor took action, stabbing the dog with a knife.Tony Marcum said he was sitting in his house watching television when he heard screaming from outside. He said he looked and saw a dog biting a little boy's neck.Marcum quickly grabbed a knife from his kitchen and ran outside."I came back here and lifted the dog by his tail and just stabbed him," Marcum said. "And it was over. He let go."Police said Marcum, who will not face any charges in connection with stabbing the pit bull mix, likely saved the boy's life."Thank God the other neighbor across the street came out and stabbed him with that knife or Ryan probably wouldn't be here," G.W. Fuller said.Fuller was recovering at Nationwide Children's Hospital, but his injuries are severe, Connelly reported."He's got a huge hole in the side of his neck and he's got a big bite in the back of his head by his ear and then he's got a bite, a puncture in his back," G.W. Fuller said. "The dog was trying to kill him."Doctors said the bites will heal, but G.W. Fuller worries about the mental wounds his son will face."He told his mom last night that he was just laying there and he said he could just feel that dog ripping his throat out, and that it sounded like paper ripping," G.W. Fuller said.Police arrested the dog's owner, Donald Moore, on Monday morning.Moore had several outstanding warrants, Connelly reported.The dog was euthanized due to the injuries it sustained during the attack, Connelly reported.Franklin County Animal Control officers said the dog was licensed and vaccinated for rabies.Stephanie Shahan has a 10-month-old daughter and a 5-year-old son. She said her boyfriend's pit bull mix was gentle with her children and said she was shocked when it attacked Fuller."He just snapped, the boy didn't do anything," Shahan said.Moore is facing charges in environmental court from another vicious dog incident on Feb. 23, involving the same dog, Connelly reported."This guy knew the dog was vicious and he chose to keep it and he needs to be held accountable," G. W. Fuller said.Shahan said she is relieved the dog was put down."I would just like to tell him I'm sorry, and if I could take it back I will, because he is going to be traumatized for the rest of his life due to our dog," Shahan said.Ohio law requires pit bull owners keep their dogs on a leash or inside a fence and they must be licensed with the county and vaccinated.Owners also must carry at least $100,000 worth of insurance in case the dogs attack someone. A MOTHER DATING A CRIMINAL AND LETTING HER KIDS PLAY WITH A PIT.
May 12, 2010
http://www.whiotv.com/news/23529101/detail.html CLARK COUNTY, Ohio -- Neighbors who live one Springfield neighborhood said three dogs who were roaming the streets were trying to attack anything that they could.The situation became so intense that a Springfield officer had to shoot and kill one of the dogs.The Humane Society said it was getting multiple calls from people who live on Rose Street about three pit bulls, two females and a male puppy, who were going after anyone or anything that moved.The executive director of the Humane Society said he ended up being one of the targets and that is when officers were forced to use deadly force.Video of the incident shows two of the pit bulls as they circle Humane Society Director James Straley prior to an officer shooting and killing one of the dogs in Straley’s defense.Straley, as well as other members of the Humane Society, had been called to the 500 block of Rose Street because the pit bulls had managed to get out of a house.Workers were able to get two of the other dogs who were loose. However, their behavior indicated that the dogs are not all that socialized with people.One man who said he is familiar with the dogs said they even turned on him.Paul Stone said, “I thought like I said, I knew the dogs and could get them under control. They act like they did not know anybody.”Straley said, “They were aggressive from the start. They are also very vicious.” STUPID HS DIRECTOR IS DRUNK ON THE KOOLAID PROPAGANDA BY PIT NUTTERS TOO.
May 12, 2010
http://www.fox8.com/news/wjw-dog-bites-girl-killed-with-hammer-txt,0,1410084.story SHELBY, Ohio - A six-year-old girl is recovering from wounds she suffered to her lip and cheek after a neighbor's pit bull lunged at her for some reason while she was on a teeter-totter."It left kind of a big hole in her cheek," Trinity Civay's mother Kelly told Fox 8 News. She also says her daughter suffered wounds at the back of her jaw and bruising on the left side of her face because of the bite.The dog that lunged at her was a four-year-old family pet named Tank. The dog's owners, Larry and Tenille Hamm, say they had him from the time he was only weeks old. With children of their own, they say Tank was never aggressive and rarely even barked if someone came to the door.Tenille told Fox 8 News she cannot explain why the dog lunged for Trinity, but says it was not what some have described as a "vicious attack" or a "mauling.""He just jumped up like he was going to play with her and she fell off the teeter-totter and said 'my face!' And I ran over and she was bleeding. I don't think he meant to do it," Tenille told Fox 8 News, saying Tank's tail was wagging the whole time."I feel like I saved her life because I ran over and jumped in front of him and grabbed her," Tenille added.She says she picked Trinity and ran her home to her mother.Police say Larry Hamm then took the dog in his garage and killed it by repeatedly hitting it with a hammer.Tenille Hamm says she was not at home when her husband killed the dog, but says with a yard full of guests for Mother's day they were not willing to take the chance on anyone else getting hurt."It was just a spur of the moment when your anxiety and adrenaline and panic takes over, it's horrible you just want to protect whoever you can," Tenille said.The town of Shelby has a vicious dog ordinance that prohibits people from owning pit bulls, but the Hamms say Tank was grandfathered in because they have had him at that residence since long before the ordinance was passed.Just as disturbing to local authorities, however, is the manner in which Larry Hamm chose to kill their pet."I got to think that you know, hitting a dog with a hammer, take, you know repeated blows with a hammer to finally kill the dog, that's probably going too far." said Shelby Police Chief Charles Roub.The couple also had another pit bull, which they say they have voluntarily surrendered. They tell Fox 8 News they have no plans to ever have another dog.In the end, both will face punishment for the incident. Tenille has been charged with possession of a vicious dog and Larry has been charged with cruelty to animals.Trinity's mother is just happy that the injuries to her daughter were not worse."Trinity is a trooper, she will be ok," Kelly said. "I know the family feels very remorseful, I'm still kind of in shock that the dog was hammered."The couple entered not guilty pleas in Shelby Municipal court on Wednesday. LYING NUTTER, IF THE DOG ONLY WANTED TO PLAY THEN WHY DID YOU KILL IT?
May 13, 2010
http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/springfield-news/pit-bull-attacks-humane-society-director-officer-shoots-kills-dog-702958.html?showComments=true SPRINGFIELD — One day after Clark County Humane Society Director Jimmy Straley met with court officials about upping the penalties for owners who do not control vicious dogs, Straley found himself surrounded by three pit bulls running loose in the East Rose Street area. “Two of the dogs started circling me making lunges to get to me,” Straley said Wednesday, May 12, a few hours after the attack. “I tried to hold them off with the control pole. One lunged. I jumped to get out of the way .... and I slipped and fell. One came up to attack me. Officers shot it. “Of course I was frightened.” The scenario — pit bulls running a neighborhood — was very similar to one that resulted in the mauling of 12-year-old Columbus boy this week, he said. “The situation this morning was the perfect storm of what happened in Columbus,” he said. “These dogs were running just a block away from a school. I believe some kid walking home from school (would have been in danger) — they would have eaten them alive.” An 84-year-old Springfield woman was attacked May 4 as she was walking down an alley near Lexington Avenue. Lela Hall, who was taken by helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital with a softball-sized chunk of her arm ripped off, is now recovering at home with her family — who say she’s too traumatized by the event to talk about it. “She had one broken bone in her hand and her left forearm was pretty much ripped off,” said her son Chris Hall. “Yes I’m angry about this.” Neighbors knew the dog was aggressive and would see it escape the fence many times, Hall said. The humane society had responded to more than eight complaints about the dog prior to the attack. Each time they arrived, the dog was back in its fence. Citations could not be issued because of no evidence. Straley is hoping with stiffer fines and help from the public, they can go after irresponsible owners. If residents take a picture of the dog running loose and the camera has a date stamp, the humane society can use the photo as evidence to cite the owner. Owners of dogs classified as “dangerous” under Ohio law can face up to $1,500 fine and/or six months in jail for each violation, such as not properly confining, not controlling a vicious dog or not insuring a vicious dog. Owners of vicious dogs are required to carry $100,000 in liability insurance. Straley, however, does not support a pit bull ban like those in Fairborn and Cincinnati. “My problem is not with pit bulls. It’s not the dog’s fault,” Straley said. “I’ve seen more good pits than bad ones.” Those who do not control their potentially dangerous dog can expect zero tolerance. “I’m thrilled to be able to go after these irresponsible owners,” he said. IF THAT DIRECTOR WEREN'T SO STUPID ABOUT PITS, HE MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN A TARGET/TRIGGER.