Jan. 27, 2010
http://www.spotlightnews.net/news/story.php?story_id=126463177090666500 DANGER DOG — This male pit bull was one of two dogs that attacked a calf last summer. While the pair are relatively friendly to humans, they’re highly aggressive towards other animals — and to each other. “They're an accident waiting to happen,” said animal control officer Roger Kadell Ribaya, who has previous convictions for dog fighting in Washington and California, had filed for a hearing to review the process by which the County Board of Commissioners had decided that the dogs should be euthanized and Ribaya fined for the damage by the animals. Grant said at the hearing that she would consider letting the dogs live if Ribaya and his attorney could find appropriate placement by the end of the year. No placement was found and that, combined with the news that the male pit bull had escaped his cage and injured the female pit bull and a county employee on Dec. 26, spurred Grant to write that she was anxious to relieve the county of the duty of keeping the dogs. NUTTER GALORE HERE, WANTS TO PUT THE MAULING DOG SOMEWHERE ELSE SO IT CAN DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN.
FEB. 11, 2010
http://www.kptv.com/news/22534414/detail.html PORTLAND, Ore. -- A pit bull owner in southeast Portland was cited after the pit bull charged at a family walking to school and severely injured their dog.Alina Simril said the pit bull charged at her Tuesday while she was walking to Lincoln Park Elementary School to pick up her daughter. Simril's own dog, a blue heeler, was unable to fend off the pit bull."The pit bull saw my dog Jazzy and just came toward her," Simril said. "I tried pulling Jazzy away. I'm screaming because I don't know what else to do."Simril said the pit bull grabbed her dog by the neck and dragged her across the street. The pit bull nipped Simril as she tried to pull her own dog away before a Good Samaritan stepped in."Some guy came in. I don't know him. And he poured soda on the pit bull's face," Simril said.The soda caused the pit bull to run away. Simril then rushed her dog to an animal hospital.The veterinarian said the dog suffered four puncture wounds to her neck and the pit bull narrowly missed an artery during the fight.Simril's dog is expected to make a full recovery. Simril said the outcome of the dog attack could have been worse."What if the dog just decided to go after my daughter," she said. "I'm almost lucky that I brought my dog that day."Simril said the pit bull owner was apologetic and offered to pay the veterinarian bill.A representative with Multnomah County Animal Control said the owner was ticketed for having expired dog tags and for having a dangerous animal. COULD HAVE EASILY BEEN THE CHILD.
March 1, 2010 DEATH BY A ROTTIE
http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/03/four-year-old_killed_by_rottwe.html Clatsop County authorities are still trying to piece together what happened Sunday when a dog attack at a rural home near Astoria ended in the death of a 4-year-old girl. Jesse Browning called 9-1-1 for help about 1 p.m. to report that his stepdaughter, Ashlynn Anderson, had been seriously injured, apparently by one of the family's two Rottweilers. Sheriff Tom Bergin said no one is sure yet exactly what happened, only that the girl's mother, D'Ette Browning, was the first to realize something was wrong outside the family home in the 4200 block of Hillcrest Loop Road in the community of Svensen, east of Astoria. "This mom just happened to look out and saw the dog and the child laying there," Bergin said. "Apparently, the dog just snapped." A Life Flight helicopter flew the child to Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, but she was pronounced dead on arrival. "Everyone was there in minutes," Bergin said. "But she was pretty severely mauled. By the time they got her to OHSU, she had lost too much blood." The Browning family is well known in the Astoria area. Jesse Browning and his father, Jay Browning, star on The History Channel's "Ax Men." Jay Browning is the owner of Browning Logging. The show, which airs Sundays, portrays the lives of loggers across the United States. There were two Rottweilers at the family's home. Bergin wasn't sure of the ages or gender. But four months to the day, he said, a deputy had responded to the home to remove a third Rottweiler because it had gotten aggressive. That dog was euthanized. The two at the home Sunday were removed and are in quarantine at the county animal shelter. They will either be adopted out or euthanized. Asked about the dangers of owning large dogs, Bergin said that those who own such canines would be wise to be "very vigilant." "I would just say if you have an aggressive breed dog -- Rottweilers, pit bulls, even some cattle dogs -- you should be very vigilant when they are around children," he said. "There are a lot of good ones within that breed but you just have to be cautious." A check of several Web sites indicates that Rottweilers are often ranked just after pit bulls as among the most dangerous breeds of dogs. Others on various lists include German shepherds, huskies, malamutes and Dobermans. Anne Samuelson, former Clatsop County commissioner, knows the Browning family. She said both D'Ette and Jesse Browning were "very, very loving parents. "The whole thing was so horrific. You could say a lot of Clatsop County is a family friend of the Browning family. I can't think of very many people who wouldn't be friends of the Browning family, and our heart breaks for them." Bergin said the two dogs will be euthanized if the Brownings request it. If the dogs are put up for adoption instead, they would first be rated to determine their level of aggression. The autopsy on Ashlynn will not be ready for a few days. "This is just a sad set of circumstances and a very unfortunate death," Bergin said. AND THE CRAZY NUTTER RESCUE WANTS TO ADOPT OUT THESE KILLER DOGS!! EASY TO DETERMINE THEIR LEVEL OF AGGRESSIVENESS, THEY KILLED A GIRL!!
UPDATE: March 18, 2010 http://www.dailyastorian.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=398&ArticleID=68727 There was "nothing criminal in nature, merely a set of tragic circumstances" in the death of 4-year-old Ashlynn Dawn Anderson of Svensen, the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office announced today.An investigation determined that Ashlynn died at the home of her mother D'ette Browning and stepfather Jesse Browning, because of injuries she received from a dog attack that happened Feb. 28. Her father is Ryan Anderson.No criminal charges will be filed.At least one of the family's two dogs was involved in the attack. Cornelia, a 3-year-old, 80-pound spayed female rottweiler, was definitely involved in the attack. It was impossible for investigators to determine for sure if the other dog, a 104-pound rottweiler/Newfoundland mix, was also involved. But investigators could not positively exclude him.According to Clatsop County Animal Control policy, both dogs were high risk and could not be considered for adoption. They were euthanized March 4. THIS ONE WAS SPAY, KAREN DELISE.
March 29, 2010 FATALITIES
http://kdrv.com/page/167982 MERLIN, Ore. - Two horses are dead following three separate pit bull attacks in Josephine County this weekend.A pack of pit bulls wandered onto a Cave Junction property Friday and killed a pregnant horse. Some of the dogs were caught, but others remain at large.In Grants Pass Friday, another horse had to be euthanized after being attacked by a pair of pit bulls. In that case, the horse and dogs belonged to the same owner. The owner said she had never had problems with her dogs being aggressive.Another incident in Cave Junction in which dogs attacked a goat is still under investigation.Animal Control officials says pit bulls are not inherently dangerous, but can become that way because of their owners."It's not the dogs that are dangerous, it's how they're brought up and raised. If they're not properly taken care of or receive the proper training, they can become vicious," said Brad Tally with Josephine County Animal Control.Animal Control says they do not think any of the incidents are related. They say attacks from dogs on livestock are not common, but that dog owners should still make sure that their animals are contained and not allowed to get on to anyone else's property. HOW MANY ATTACKS DOES IT TAKE TO CONTVINCE THIS PIT NUTTER ANIMAL CONTROL FOOL??
March 31, 2010 FATALITIES
http://kdrv.com/page/168292 NEAR WHITE CITY, Ore. - Southern Oregon has seen another confirmed incident of pit bulls attacking livestock.Two pigs were euthanized last Friday near White City after two pit bulls broke into a pen and attacked the animals. The pigs' owners came outside and shot and killed the two dogs.Family living nearby say the two pigs were being raised as a 4H project and were going to be entered into the Jackson County Fair."I've heard of them breaking into pastures and killing animals, but not jumping over a fence, a solid board fence. I've never heard of that," Neighbor Reg McShane said.Josephine County Animal Control reported that last Friday a pack of pit bulls wandered onto a Cave Junction property and killed a pregnant horse.On the same day in Grants Pass, another horse had to be euthanized after being attacked by a pair of pit bulls. In that case, the horse and dogs belonged to the same owner. The owner said she had never had problems with her dogs being aggressive.Another attack on a goat in Cave Junction is still under investigation. THEM'S GAMEDOGS, NUTTERS LOVE THEM!!
April 23, 2010
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/04/portland_police_officer_hospit.html A Portland police officer who was bitten in the leg by a pitbull while investigating a suspected drug house developed a serious infection and is now hospitalized. Officer Stephen Gandy, 33 and a nine-year bureau member, had surgery to remove part of his upper right thigh as a result of the infection, police said. Gandy was in serious condition at Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center's Oregon Burn Center on Friday, said hospital spokeswoman Kathy Gorman. Gandy, who is assigned to East Precinct's neighborhood response team, was investigating a drug house complaint with other team members on April 12 in the 220 block of Southeast 148th Avenue. The officers were watching people coming and going from the suspected drug house. When police saw what they thought was a drug deal and approached the suspects, one ran to a home, and Gandy ran after him. Gandy was on the front porch when a pit bull ran out of the house and lunged at him, biting him in the right leg, East Precinct Capt. Bill Walker said. The dog bite occurred about 1:30 p.m. Gandy didn't seek medical attention right away, choosing to continue the investigation and wait until the end of his shift, when he drove himself to Portland Adventist Hospital, Walker said. He was treated and released that day. But the wound became infected, and Gandy, who lives in Gresham, went to Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center the following weekend. On April 20, he was admitted to Mt. Hood and then taken to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland. He underwent surgery there to remove part of the infected skin near the bite on his thigh. Portland police were told that Gandy suffered a blood infection more aggressive than MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and could be fatal. Gandy's wife also contracted an infection but is not hospitalized, police said. By Friday, police were told Gandy was improving. "It's very troublesome that it happened. "We're all praying for him, that's for sure," Assistant Chief Brian Martinek said. Martinek said the bureau trains officers about blood-borne pathogens and reminds officers to keep their cuts and scrapes clean and treated. "We want people to get medical care, and make sure it's taken care of as soon as possible," Martinek said. "This is just an example of the risks police officers take everyday. I mean, how do you plan for the pit bull to come out and bite you?" The pitbull is on a police evidence hold and quarantined at Multnomah County's Animal Control, shelter manager John Rowton said. No arrest has been made stemming from the dog bite incident. WONDER IF BEST FIENDS COUNTS THESE MEDICAL BILLS AND LOST PRODUCTIVITY IN WITH THEIR BULLSHIT BSL COSTS.
May 11, 2010
http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/news/2010/05/news05-11-10-01.shtml An 8-year-old The Dalles boy is recovering this week from injuries sustained in a dog attack Friday morning. Darci Botts said her son Damian had multiple bite wounds on both arms, including wounds that dented the bone, creating a risk of bone infection. They were scheduled for a follow-up doctor visit today. She said he was doing “OK” this morning. Her son's babysitter was also bit during the attack.“The dog didn't want to quit,” Botts said.The boy was reportedly walking to school with a friend in the 1100 block of Lincoln Street when a pit bull attacked him. Celeste Miller, who reported the incident to 9-1-1, was walking to work not far away at the same time when she heard a dog barking and turned to look. Miller said she saw a young boy turned with his arm up and a large dog jump up at him, then the boy was on the ground.Miller said she started running toward the boy, screaming to try to shoo the dog off. A man in a pick-up heard her screams and started running from another direction, arriving at about the same time, as did another woman who tried to grab the dog. “It was a fairly long process,” Miller said Saturday. “The dog kept attacking the boy. They'd get him off and he would keep attacking. I was hitting him with a backpack. The guy out of the truck worked for Fish and Wildlife had a wooden rod that he was hitting the dog with.” The man tried to pull the dog's jaws open as he had the boy by the arm, Miller said, adding that the boy was also attacked on the upper body and head.Miller said The Dalles police and Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue were quickly on the scene. In the meantime, a neighbor brought a piece of cord that was wrapped around the dog's neck, allowing the dog to be pulled away, Miller said. Miller praised the efforts of all who responded at the scene. “The folks that were there, they were incredible,” she said. “They just dove right in. The police were there very quickly. They were amazing.”Officer Doug Kramer of The Dalles city police responded to the scene. He said both dogs were taken to Home at Last Humane Society on a 10-day quarantine hold, though the dogs were believed to be current on their vaccinations.The victim was transported to Mid-Columbia Medical Center where he was sedated for the treatment of his injuries, according to his grandfather, Dennis Botts of The Dalles. The owner of the pit bull is Roberto Vasquez of The Dalles, who did not respond to telephone calls seeking comment; however animal control officer Brad Heinige of the Wasco County Sheriff's office, said Vasquez is cooperating with authorities and taking responsibility. Botts confirmed that Vasquez had come to the hospital and offered payment. “He's being very responsible,” Heinige said. “He asked if I'd heard how the boy was. He said he'd tried to contact the family, but had no luck. He offered to pay the medical expenses and prescriptions.”Heinige said he will most likely pursue citations against the dog's owner under dangerous dog laws.He added the dog owner had indicated he would be willing to release the dog to the county. While the incident is still under investigation, Heinige expects he will petition the county for destruction of the dog.If that is done, Heinige said the dog will be euthanized immediately after the quarantine ends on Monday, May 17. Under ORS 609.095, owners are liable for the injuries or damage their dogs may cause, Heinige said.“What this means is, if it's your dog and your dog did it, you are liable,” he said. “I give a speech to people that it's like owning a swimming pool. It's the same type of liability. That may not mean you're negligent, but because it's your property, you are liable.”Vasquez had made previous inquiries at Home at Last indicating that the dog had bitten family members, according to Janna Hage of Home at Last. A Home at Last representative counseled Vasquez about having the dog euthenized because of the biting at a local veterinarian's office. Hage said the Home at Last representative was shown the bite injury Saturday and she had thought the man was going to have the dog put down. “We thought we'd talked the man around, telling him it is dangerous to have the dog with his wife,” Hage said.The boy's grandfather, Dennis Botts, learned about the previous contact and questioned why the dog bite hadn't been reported. Darci Botts was also concerned that current procedures be changed.“They said all they could do was refer him to a veterinarian,” Dennis Botts said, “and give him the animal control brochure that has the law.”Oregon law does require mandatory reporting of dog bites under some circumstances for both safety reasons and disease control, Heinige said. The hospital, for example, has a form that it must fill out in the event of a dog bite injury where the skin is broken. Hage said Home at Last has not had that requirement in the past. “If it's a family member and it's their dog, it's still their responsibility,” Hage said. Taking in dogs and euthenizing them under those circumstances is beyond the shelter's scope and financial capabilities, she added. Most of the time dogs held for bites come to the shelter through county animal control. “This is a terrible tragedy,” Hage said, “but in six years this is the first one we've had. I will be talking to Brad [Heinige] today.”Home at Last gets quite a few inquiries from pet owners who claim their dogs have bitten someone, some legitimate and some not, Hage said. Home at Last almost never takes pit bulls, except under Animal Control holds. “We would be absolutely inundated,” Hage said. “We don't have the space or the money to handle pit bulls.”Hage did say that, because the area's biggest problem is with pit bulls, Home at Last puts as much money as possible into spaying and neutering dogs of that breed.“If you have a pit bull that needs to be spayed or neutered, we will come up with the money,” she said.As a former pit bull owner, Darci Botts was concerned that the breed not be persecuted as a whole for the actions of one dog, adding that her son had played safely with their own pit bull as a toddler. YOU CAN NEVER DESCRIBE A PIT OWNER AS RESPONSIBLE.
May 31, 2010
http://theportlander.com/2010/05/31/2nd-pit-bull-attack-in-the-portland-area-this-weekend/ On Monday morning, May 31st, police officers responded to the area of S.E. 125th and Powell Court in Portland on reports of a pit bull mauling an adult male. As officers responded they received additional calls indicating that the dog had bitten a second person.Officers arrived on-scene and found the dog atop an adult male. At the male’s request an officer fired one round at the dog. This caused the dog to flee. A second officer followed the dog while medical responded to check the victim. The animal turned on the second officer and was shot again. This second shot killed the dog.Officers identified two victims in this attack. One was transported to an area hospital with sever but most likely not life-threatening injuries. The second individual, an adult female, suffered puncture wounds but did not go to the hospital.This is the second pit bull attack in the Portland area this Memorial day weekend. No one was hurt but 1 dog was shot in a Hillsboro incident. THOSE PITS JUST DON'T KNOW WHEN TO STOP.
May 31, 2010
PORTLAND – Police shot and killed a pit bull that mauled a man and injured a woman in Southeast Portland Monday morning, authorities said.Police responding to 9-1-1 calls arrived to find a dog on top of man and biting him in the area of S.E. 125th and Powell Court. An officer fired one round on the dog, which caused it to flee, police said.“A second officer followed the dog while medical responded to check the victim,” said Portland Police Bureau spokesman Sgt. Greg Stewart. “The animal turned on the second officer and was shot again. This second shot killed the dog.”The man who had been mauled by the dog was rushed to an area hospital with severe injuries that could be life-threatening, Stewart said. The injured woman suffered puncture wounds, and while police said she didn't go to the hospital, she told KGW that she went to Portland Adventist Hospital and will require plastic surgery on her arm for her injuries. She said she had been playing with the dog only a few days before Monday's incident and that it was generally well-mannered, but she said someone was playing rough with it on Monday when it attacked her and the other victim.This incident is still under investigation. A neighbor told KGW he had never seen the dog act like that before.Just the day before, a deputy shot a pit bull that he said lunged at his partner in the Rock Creek area of Washington County. In that incident, the pit bull survived and the dog's owner was charged with keeping a dangerous dog. PRAYERS THAT THE MAN LIVES.