Nov. 13, 2009
http://www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=11495991 The attacks began Wednesday when a group of three Pit Bulls escaped from their pen and attacked three area dogs in a four block area of north Tyler. NEVER TRUST A LIVE PIT TO NOT ESCAPE, DON'T EVEN TRUST THE DEAD ONES.
Nov 18 2007
http://www.kens5.com/news/Pitbull-attacks-in-a-Northwest-side-Neighborghood-70406537.html San Antonio - A raging pit bull is terrifying those living in a northwest-side neighborhood. So far, at least one woman has been attacked and several others have had to run from the dog. Neighbors say they've been dealing with this problem for four months now. Many have put in calls to Animal Control. On Wednesday, the city finally removed the dog. However, neighbors say the pit bull had a littler of puppies, and several of those puppies are still here in the area. BREEDER PUTTING EVERYONE IN DANGER WITHOUT REGARDS FOR ANYONE'S SAFETY.
Nov. 20, 2009
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=7129964 HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A woman is in critical condition after she was severely mauled by her family's dog. According to Precinct 5 Assistant Chief Thurman, at about 8:15pm Thursday, deputies were called to a home in the 21000 block of Park York on a 911 call about a dog attack. When deputies arrived, they were told by the victim's husband that he heard a commotion in another room, when to check and found the dog on top of the woman. The dog had mauled the woman's head, scalp eye and ear. The dog, a two-year-old female dog described as white pit bull with brown spots, was put into the back yard. Animal Control officers were called. Thurman says it appears the attack was unprovoked. The family had reportedly never had a problem with the dog in the past, which slept in their bed. LET'S HEAR HOW THIS POOR PIT WAS SO ABUSED BECAUSE IT WAS FORCED TO SLEEP IN THE SOFT BED WITH AN IRRESPONSIBLE OWNER.
Nov. 22. 2009 FATALITY
http://www.myplainview.com/articles/2009/11/21/breaking_news/doc4b08c3c01d287409589505.txt The female miniature horse, named Tinker Bell, was stabled at the Bar-None Rodeo grounds. When one of the rodeo association members went by to feed his own horse Friday morning, he saw a couple of what he believed to be pit bulls in Tinker Bell’s stall, one with blood all over it. Trimble said the friend called Trimble’s daughter, Tami Campbell, and she called him.
He said he was “devastated” when he got to the arena, located on south Date Street, and saw his horse. What made matters worse was that he and his wife, Terri, and their family originally had rescued Tinker Bell and nursed her back to health. “When we got her she was skin and bones. We were just getting her back in shape,” he said as he stood next to the stall. Cheyne’s wife, Sherri, said it wasn’t the first pit bull attack at the rodeo grounds. She would know — a pit bull attacked her about a year ago. DOING WHAT PITS WERE BRED TO TO, TAKE THE LIFE OF A CHILD'S PET AND LEAVING THIS LEGACY.
Nov. 26, 2009
http://www.kwtx.com/home/headlines/74754772.html BELLMEAD (November 26, 2009)-Police responded late Wednesday to a call of a animal attack in the 2800 block of Parrish Street in Bellmead. When officers arrived on the scene the found a 1-year-old child had been attacked and bitten by a Pit Bull dog. The child was taken to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco for treatment. GUESS THIS ONE DIDN'T READ THE BOOK ABOUT BEING A "NANNY" DOG!!
UPDATE: http://www.kxxv.com/Global/story.asp?S=11582905 "I mean he's part of our family, you know, he sleeps in the same bed with me," Keesling said of the dog.Keesling said she still has no idea why a dog she raised from birth, along side Sadie, attacked. She showed News Channel 25 pictures of the two interacting. SO MUCH FOR THE NANNY DOG MYTH!!!
Dec. 7, 2009
http://thefacts.com/story.lasso?ewcd=8c778e970e7c8960 CLUTE — A Clute police officer shot and injured an aggressive pit bull Sunday after the dog lunged at a neighbor and the officer, police said.The dog had broken a chain in the 100 block of Smith Street and was running loose at about 11:40 a.m. Sunday when it chased a neighbor into his home and police were called, Clute Officer Belinda Rickman said. ANOTHER BAD SHOT.
Jan. 12, 2010
http://www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=11808507 LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas toddler is in the hospital Tuesday night after four pit bull puppies attacked her. The mother of that little girl could face a charge of Endangering a Child for leaving the three-year-old alone with the dogs.The attack happened at a home in the 1200 block of Fairway Drive in Longview. The girl is in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries."They found from their investigation that the child had been bitten several times over different parts of her body from her head to her toes," said Kevin Brownlee, with the Longview Police Department. STARTING A LITTLE YOUNG HERE.
Jan. 19, 2010
http://www.dailysentinel.com/news/content/news/police/stories/2010/01/19/cops_police_report_011910.html Dog bite victim, 600 block of Harris Street. A complainant was attacked by a pit bull. Severe injury to his arm was reported, and Nacogdoches Animal Control seized the dog. HAS TO BE A GOLDEN, NEVER IS A PIT, THERE IS NO SUCH ANIMAL, IS THERE?
FEB. 11, 2010
http://www.myplainview.com/articles/2010/02/11/breaking_news/doc4b743e71bbc66749090645.txt It took 12 gunshots to stop an aggressive pit bull from attacking police officers Wednesday afternoon.According to a police report, officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Quincy around 4:50 p.m. after receiving a report that a child had been bitten by a loose pit bull.The report states that the dog had trapped two children on the roof of a vehicle.When officers attempted to approach the children to check for injuries, the female pit bull approached them in an aggressive manner, which forced one of the officers to fire a 12-gauge shotgun.The injured dog then headed to the north side of Quincy toward the alley. When officers pursued the dog, she again turned and threatened the officers, causing one of them to fire a second shotgun blast.The dog then headed back toward the front of the residence where the children and another officer were standing, causing that officer to fire three 12-gauge rounds. When that failed to stop the dog, three officers fired a total of seven .40-caliber pistol rounds, which finally killed the animal, the report stated.The child who was bitten was treated for minor injuries at the scene by Plainview EMS.Animal control officers plan to send the dog to Austin for testing and were looking for the owner of the animal.Once located, the owner could be cited for having a loose dog and no tags and fined more than $100. ANYTHING THAT CAN TAKE THAT MANY BULLETS HAS TO BE DANGEROUS.
Feb. 22, 2010
http://www.myplainview.com/articles/2010/02/22/breaking_news/doc4b82c3b9b22af309075582.txt An 11-year-old boy was injured after he was attacked by a family pet last week.According to animal control officials, the boy was at a friend’s house in the 600 block of Utica on Wednesday when they decided to go in the backyard to jump on the trampoline. As they were walking outside, the 4-year-old pit bull reportedly began to attack.The 11-year-old was taken to a Lubbock hospital with unknown injuries.Animal control officers euthanized the dog and sent it to Austin for testing.No charges are expected to be filed, officials said. THERE'S THAT DARN NANNY DOG MYTH AGAIN.
Feb. 24, 2010
http://www.hendersondailynews.com/articles/2010/02/24/news/03pitbull.txt A 5-year-old boy was injured over the weekend when a pit bull broke his chain and bit him twice, the boy's mother told the Henderson Daily News.According to Sandra Clark, who lives on Regent Street in Henderson, around 6:20 p.m. Sunday her son Elijahjuan Jimison was playing outside at a neighbor's house when the attack occurred.“He was across the street playing with the neighbor's kids and they were yelling and screaming,” Clark said. “The dog was chained up under the garage and the dog broke his chain and came around the house and jumped up on my son and bit him on the head. I am assuming that Elijahjuan put his arm up and that's how he was bit on the arm.”Clark said the family's dog was not in a fenced-in area, and the father of the dog's owner was able to get the dog off the boy and pin him to the ground.“I heard the dog squealing and kids screaming,” she said. “I thought it was mine. I went running over there and he was holding his arm and that's the first thing I saw because that was what he was holding.”Clark said she walked around Elijahjuan and saw blood “gushing” from his head.“The bite was on the right side of his head and his left arm,” she said. “I saw the blood just gushing. I was kind of in shock my self. All I could think is that I had to get him to the hospital, because this pit has bit my baby.”Clark said she immediately thought of other incidents of pit bulldogs mauling and killing children in Rusk County.Clark said Elijahjuan did not want to return home from the hospital and refuses to go outside to play because of the attack.“We had to convince him that the dog was gone,” Clark said. “He wanted to stay at my mom's.”According to Henderson Animal Shelter Supervisor Ronnie Whittington, when a dog bites a person, the dog is required to be quarantined for 10 days to see if the dog's personality changes, a sign to check for rabies.“What we do is observe the dog to see if an aggressive dog becomes friendly or a friendly dog becomes aggressive,” Whittington said. “This is an indicator that rabies virus was in the dog's mouth at the time it bit the person. This is the first step of the process.”Rabies can only be transferred to other animals or humans through saliva.Clark said she is not interested in having the dog return to her neighborhood.Henderson Police Department officer James Pierson said the case is under investigation.
HOW CAN YOU TELL IF A PIT HAS RABIES?
Feb. 27, 2010
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local-beat/Boy-Bitten-by-Pit-Bull-85741172.html A young boy is recovering in a local hospital after he was bitten by the family’s pit bull, according to the Fort Worth Police Department.Police and EMS were called to a home in the 800 block of W. Felix Street just before 5:30 p.m. Saturday where a 5-year-old boy was bitten in the face, Fort Worth police sergeant Pedro Criado Said. The boy, whose name was not released, is expected to survive the bite. It was unclear what the child was doing when the dog bit him.As is typically the case in situations like this, Fort Worth Animal Control will put the dog under quarantine, Criado said. It was unclear if the dog would get to stay at the home, or if animal control will temporarily take custody of the pet. In some instances of quarantine after dog bites, the animal is allowed to stay in its own home, but cannot be taken on walks or be allowed around other people.Medstar, who transported the child to the hospital, did not release any additional information. A NUTTER WILL SAY THE BOY PROVOKED THE PIT AND GOT WHAT HE DESERVED.
March 3, 2010
http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/blotter/entries/2010/03/03/officer_being_treated_after_do.html UPDATE: David Rodriguez, an Austin police officer, has been released from the hospital and is now recovering at home after suffering serious injuries from a dog attack, a spokeswoman for the Austin Police Department said Wednesday. EARLIER: An Austin police officer was being treated for serious injuries after he was attacked by a dog while investigating a possible home burglary today in East Austin, officials said. Austin police Lt. Neil Neyens said David Rodriguez was called to a home in the 4700 block of Russet Hill Drive near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Springdale Road after an alarm at the home was activated.When the officer arrived at 3:49 p.m., a door to the house was open and Rodriguez was attacked, Neyens said. Police said the dog was a pit bull mix. Sgt. Wayne Vincent, president of the Austin Police Association, said the officer’s injuries were serious but not life-threatening. Rodriguez shot and killed the dog at the home. ANOTHER NICE SHOT.
March 15, 2010 FATALITY
http://cbs11tv.com/pets/dog.attack.pit.2.1564123.html DALLAS (CBS 11 / TXA 21) ―
A vicious attack on a neighborhood dog has led to anger and fear in far North Dallas. Residents say they've complained for days about a wandering pit bull that killed a beloved family pet Sunday and worry that a child could be harmed next.The dog attack happened in the 3900 block of Sunscape Lane, now homeowners want police and animal control officers to do more. "We were just really close, everyone knew him here everyone knew Toby," explained Priscilla Cano.Toby was Canos' six-year-old Pomeranian. By all accounts, Toby was a dog that befriended almost everyone on Sunscape, until Sunday afternoon; that's when Toby was killed by a pit bull.The attack happened right outside Casey Smith's home. "I think it's the worst thing I've ever witnessed," she said. "Poor, sweet, little, defenseless puppy… I couldn't do anything about it. I couldn't stop it."That helpless feeling only got worse when Smith and other neighbors tried to get animal control or police on the scene quickly. "We hung up from Animal Control and called the cops back and said 'seriously there's kids in this neighborhood' and they didn't want to send someone because the pit bull hadn't actually bitten a person," claimed Smith.No one answered the door at the home where animal control officers left a notice for the suspected owner of the pit bull and two other dogs that neighbors say are allowed to run loose.The City of Dallas issued a statement about the incident to CBS 11 News that said in part, "Both DPD and Animal Services officers responded to the service request. Animal services impounded two of the dogs involved, but was unable to catch the pit bull. Animal services staff was able to determine where the dog lives and is investigating.""I'm having mixed feelings right now. I want to cry," said Cano.While Cano grieves others in the neighborhood say they've been complaining about the dogs for days and received no response from the city. Smith said, "I just hope that the situation gets taken care of." ANOTHER BELOVED PET BITES THE DUST.
March 24, 2010
http://www.theinglesideindex.com/articles/2010/03/24/news/news01.txt Rose Marie Gandy of Ingleside was allegedly mauled by a pair of American Bullies when she intervened in a dog fight this past Saturday in her back yard.Gandy was reportedly injured on both of her arms and on her neck, and required ambulance transport and treatment at Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi.
Both dogs were declared dangerous animals, according to the City of Ingleside's animal control ordinance. They have been confined for a period of 10 days for observation at the animal control facility and will be euthanized at the end of the observation period."In this case the dog owner was breaking up a fight between the dogs and she was severely injured," said Ingleside Police Chief Stan Bynum."She had cleaned blood off of herself, but when the responding officer saw the seriousness of the wound, he contacted EMS and she was transported to the hospital," Bynum said."The dogs since have been declared dangerous, and the owner is cooperating," Bynum said.Bynum said the owner of the dogs, Malcolm Gandy, was issued eight citations for lack of city tags for the dogs.The chief also said the dogs were in mortal combat when the woman tried to separate them."They are in quarantine for signs of rabies. They will be euthanized because they have been declared dangerous animals," Bynum said.He said that any animal that bites another animal or a human without provocation can be declared a dangerous animal.He said the determination is based on an animals conduct."The law doesn't allow us to be breed specific," he said.Once an animal is declared dangerous, the law requires that an owner take out a $100,000 liability insurance policy and provide a secured enclosure for the animal.The American Bully breed is a hybrid breed of the pit bull terrier, and is touted by several Web sites as an ideal show dog, with a friendly nature.Malcolm Gandy said his dogs are show dogs, and that he has won several trophies with them at dog competitions.Gandy also denied that his wife was "attacked" at their residence on First Street."My wife is in excellent shape, everything turned out fine. It is really none of your business," Gandy told the Ingleside Index."I turned them over to the city and I don't think it's public information as far as what's going on. My dogs were put on leash and collar and I abide by what I'm supposed to," Gandy said."Everything is good, my wife is at home and everything's fine," he said. DIVORCE THIS PIT NUTTER.
March 30, 2010
http://mineralwellsindex.com/local/x1687693428/POLICE-BEAT MINERAL WELLS — A family voluntarily gave up their pit bull after the dog bit one of the family members this past weekend.Mineral Wells police were called to a home in the 1800 block of S.E. 15th Street on Saturday evening. There they were told the family dog bit a 5-year-old male member of the family. The child reportedly sustained two puncture wounds in the back of his head and one near his right eyelid.Police said the dog was removed and placed in the city animal shelter for a quarantine period. After that, the animal will be euthanized, a police department spokesman said, because of the breed and because it has bitten someone.The police report did not indicate what possibly caused the dog to bite the child. DUH, MR. POLICE, CAN YOU SAY THE REASON IS IT IS A PIT BULL??
April 7, 2010 FATALITY
http://cbs11tv.com/pets/pit.bull.atttack.2.1618140.html A Fort Worth couple is mourning the loss of their puppy, Gordo that died after being mauled by two pit bulls. The couple's two other dogs, Bailey and Carmelita, were also attacked. Now, both owners are talking about what happened. The attack happened in southwest Fort Worth, in the 7700 block of Camelot Drive. The shitzu puppy was mauled Tuesday night and died Wednesday morning. Another dog was seriously injured in the attack and a third dog is missing. Rory and Deborah Dodds say they were walking their three dogs around 10:30 Tuesday night when two pit bulls came running toward them. "It was just a horrifying experience. If it would've been little kids walking these dogs - they would've had no chance at all," Rory said of the attack. Deborah says she was pushed to the ground by the pit bulls as they tried to get to her dogs. The fall left her with cuts on her hands and right knee. The owner of the pit bulls, P. W. Warren, says he is sorry about what happened. "I regret that from the bottom of my heart that happened to them people's dogs," he said teary-eyed. Warren says he was moving two of his dogs from his backyard into his garage, like he does every night, when the incident happened. "[I] opened the gate up, fixin' to grab both of them and they broke out. I couldn't catch them," he recalled. Warren says he usually looks around to make sure no other dogs are around, but it was dark. "I made a mistake and I live up to it, but it was an honest mistake." The Dodds say their dogs mean everything to them and now they only have one. "My kids are grown, 21 and 18. So, we had our dogs you know. There's just no replacing a friend like that," said Rory. Fort Worth Animal Control is investigating the case to see if the pit bull mixes are indeed aggressive dogs. If the dogs are found to be aggressive or dangerous, the owner will have to pay a $500 fine or turn his dogs over to animal control. THEY JOIN A LOT OF PEOPLE IN GRIEF.
April 9, 2010 USED AS A WEAPON
A Harris County sheriff's deputy fatally shot a combative man during an early morning struggle at the suspect's Houston-area home. Christopher Lee died at the scene. Authorities declined to name the deputy who was involved. According to a sheriff's department statement, the deputy initially responded to an assault call at a sports bar about 12:15 a.m. Friday which led him to Lee's home. Authorities say the 26-year-old suspect opened the door armed with a rifle but put it down. When the deputy attempted to arrest Lee on assault charges, a struggle ensued and Lee took away the deputy's Taser while commanding a large pit bull to attack the deputy. Fearing for his life, the deputy fired his weapon, according to the statement. THIS POLICEMAN GOT IT RIGHT, SHOOT THE NUTTER.
April 9, 2010
http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2010/apr/09/pit-bull-attack-underplayed-by-city/ SAN ANGELO, Texas — On March 28, my girlfriend and I were helping some friends move out of their house. Next door, there was a pit bull. Our friends own two small dogs, their yard is fenced, and they had never had a problem with the pit bull.My girlfriend had brought her toy poodle with us and he was let into the backyard to answer the call of nature. While we were preparing to load the trailer, the pit bull jumped the fence and fatally attacked her poodle.Later, the neighbor admitted that the dog had been brought to his house by a relative some months before because it had been attacking dogs in that relative’s neighborhood. The relative showed up and removed the pit bull and said someone else had given him the dog because it was attacking other dogs. We also found out that this dog had killed a Chihuahua several weeks prior.When I ran to break up the attack, I was fully prepared to fight the pit bull. Imagine my surprise when, as I reached them, the pit dropped the doodle, backed off and sat down wagging its tail as if waiting for me to praise it for bringing in the paper, as if it had been trained.I grabbed the poodle and we attempted to get him to the emergency vet clinic. Unfortunately, he died in my girlfriend’s arms on the way. While this is sad, what is worse is the response we received from city services. We had called 911 immediately after the attack and requested an officer and animal control.The 911 operator did not inform us that their policy is to wait and let the responding officer decide whether or not to call animal control. The officer showed up about 20 minutes after the failed trip to the vet, during which time the pit had been removed.We had to demand that a report be taken. We were also not informed that animal control had not been called. We found that out the next day when we called animal control.We also were told by the animal control supervisor that there was nothing they could do, that they can only check on the welfare of an animal. However, when we talked to the police shift supervisor, he said that animal control, had they been there, could have requested the officer to try and find the dog’s owner, and that they could have gone and picked up the pit bull. The city manager’s office concurs.I spent most of my life in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Had this happened there, not only would the pit bull have been tracked down, but the people responsible for the dog would have been held criminally responsible for failing to control it, for allowing it to continue to attack other animals and for removing and hiding it from the authorities. The really sad part here is that animal control has done nothing more than to promise that for the next few days they would drive by the house where the pit bull was, to see if it was there — not to actually do anything.Since the attack, my girlfriend and I have found at least three other people who have had problems with vicious pit bulls and cannot get animal control to act.And how about the city ordinance prohibiting dogs from being kept in their yard on a chain? Who thought that one up? You don’t punish a responsible owner who does not want to lock a dog up in a cage while they are at work. If an animal is being confined in a cruel and abusive manner, then you file an animal cruelty charge on the owner.It isn’t hard to visualize this dog jumping the fence again. What if it runs up and startles a child and that child reacts with fear? What if it were your child? GOOD QUESTION, WE KNOW THE ANSWER.
April 18, 2010
http://galvestondailynews.com/story/155209 SAN LEON — A 9-year-old girl had her ear torn off and her left arm severely wounded after a neighbor’s dog mauled her Saturday afternoon, sheriff’s office and fire officials said.The girl was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital, where she was listed in serious condition, while the dog was turned over to Galveston County Animal Control, which also is investigating the attack.Galveston County Sheriff’s Major Ray Tuttoilmondo said the girl was playing with a friend at a neighbor’s house in the 900 lock of Ninth Street in San Leon about 11 a.m. when the dog’s owner opened the back door to check on the children. That’s when the dog reportedly bolted from the house and attacked the girl.The dog tore the girl’s left ear off and bit her several times on the left arm, cheek and hand. She was taken by air ambulance to the children’s hospital in Houston, San Leon Assistant Fire Chief Scott Lyons said.The breed of the dog was not in the sheriff’s report, but Lyons said it was a pit bull. The dog’s owner voluntarily turned the animal over to animal control and reportedly told officials that the dog had attacked a child who lived at the house before, Tuttoilmondo said.The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office had no other reports of dog attacks at that house, Tuttoilmondo said. No charges were filed against the dog’s owner Saturday, Tuttoilmondo said.EMS personnel also treated the injured girl’s mother at the scene after she complained on stress-related health problems, the sheriff’s spokesman said. WONDER IF IT WAS RACHAEL RAY'S ISABOO, ISABOO LIKES EARS, THEY'RE YUMMY.
May 5, 2010
http://oakhillgazette.com/default.asp?sourceid=&smenu=73&twindow=&mad=&sdetail=2802&wpage=1&skeyword=&sidate=&ccat=&ccatm=&restate=&restatus=&reoption=&retype=&repmin=&repmax=&rebed=&rebath=&subname=&pform=&sc=1846&hn=oakhillgazette&he=.net OAK HILL - A Scenic Brook resident and his two dogs were attacked by a pit bull while walking in Windmill Run County Park May 2 — the second incident involving a pit bull in the past year in that same park. The man, who asked that his name be withheld, said he was walking his pug dogs on a leash when this large pit bull came charging at them, intent on attacking his dogs.He said he moved his dogs behind him and the pit bull started snarling and barking at him. "I yelled at the pit bull, 'Get back,' 'Go away,' but it kept getting madder and madder. Finally, this guy comes walking slowly toward me and puts the pit bull on a leash."Then he started yelling at me, 'Don't yell at my dog. It makes him angry and it will bite you,' he said. "He was more concerned about my yelling at his dog than whether I or my dogs were bitten."I told him he needed to control his dog, and he yelled at me to control my temper. I wasn't angry as much as I was scared. I'd been bitten by a dog before and they scare me."The man with the pit bull then walked away. He was described as in his mid-20s to mid-30s, with short hair, and driving a car with Washington license plates.The Scenic Brook resident said he turned the information over to the Travis County park rangers. "Neither my dogs nor I were injured, but I'm concerned because there are kids running in this park all the time."The previous incident occurred June 30 and involved two pit bulls that were leashed and two other dogs that were running loose. The loose dogs apparently wanted to play, but the pit bull attacked and killed one of them.A huge sign at the park entrance warns people to keep their dogs on a leash. SIGNS?? SINCE WHEN CAN YOU FIND A NUTTER WHO IS CAPABLE OF READING?
May 14, 2010
http://corsicanadailysun.com/news/x1414100268/Boy-airlifted-after-attack-by-pit-bulls An 8-year-old Corsicana boy was taken by air ambulance to a Dallas hospital Thursday after he was attacked by two pit bull-mix dogs while attempting to retrieve a ball from a neighbor’s backyard. The boy suffered multiple bites to his arms, torso, thighs and face, said Randy Bratton, Corsicana police chief. The incident occurred around 6 p.m. Thursday in the 600 block of West Fifth Avenue, as neighborhood children were playing with a football. When the ball went into the backyard of a nearby house, the victim entered a chain-link gate where the two dogs were fenced, Bratton said. The dogs then began to attack the child. A man working nearby heard the child’s screams, and came to his rescue.“He grabbed a broom and held the dogs off,” Bratton said. “(He) actually got the child outside the fence to safety and called 9-1-1.”Bratton said the boy’s injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.“The child was conscious and alert, but apparently is going to have some serious injuries,” Bratton said.The child was taken by PHI Air Ambulance to Children’s Hospital, accompanied by his father. A landing zone for the helicopter was set up in the grass playground adjacent to Drane Intermediate School, across the street from the site of the attack.The two dogs, owned by Javier Echeverria, 52, of Corsicana, were impounded by animal control officers pending a complete investigation of the attack, Bratton said.“At this time, we don’t have proof of rabies (vaccination),” Bratton said. “We’ll be following up on that as our investigation continues.” Bratton said he was unsure if any charges would be filed in connection with the incident. NO CHARGES BECAUSE OF AN OUTDATED LAW THAT ALLOWS YOU TO BE MAULED IN ANOTHER PERSON'S YARD.
May 17, 2010 FATALITYhttp://www.kcbd.com/global/Story.asp?s=12496330 LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Neighbors say a pit bull killed a cat and bit a woman near the intersection of 32nd and Avenue N around 1:00 p.m. Monday.Animal Services, EMS and Lubbock Police responded to the scene and captured the dog. A neighbor who called 911 heard loud screams."She was screaming her head off and I live three houses down and I heard her all the way from my house. I called 911 and didn't know a dog bit her thank god she's okay," says neighbor Amanda Segura.The woman refused EMS treatment. The pit bull is in the custody of animal services. BIG DEAL, JUST A CAT, PITS HAVE A HIGH PREY DRIVE ACCORDING TO THE NUTTERS.
May 17, 2010
http://www.reporternews.com/news/2010/may/17/abilene-man-attacked-by-pit-bull-at-redbud-park/ An Abilene man reportedly was attacked by a pit bull Sunday morning at Redbud Park, according to reports from Animal Services.The attack occurred between 10 and 11 a.m. when dogs that were running loose attempted to attack two female joggers.“The male victim was protecting the two ladies that were jogging on the track,” said Aaron Vannoy, Animal Services manager.Police and animal control officers responded to the incident and said the man was not taken to the hospital immediately after the attack. There was no word on the man’s condition Monday afternoon.Two pit bulls, one male and one female, were seized by Animal Services. “The dogs were very aggressive,” Vannoy said.The owner, who was not on the scene at the time of the attack, was issued a citation for failure to restrain the animals. Fines could run between $75 and $150.An investigation is under way to determine which dog attacked the man. The dog that bit the man could be held for up to 10 days. The other dog involved in the attack could be held up to six days. The dogs could be permanently removed from the owner, Vannoy said. “The owner could get the animals back,” Vannoy said. “It all depends on the investigation.” Vannoy said. Vannoy said dogs deemed dangerous can be returned to their owners if the owner chooses to follow regulations such as getting insurance, building a specific enclosure for the dogs and putting a muzzle on the dog when it is out of the enclosure. GIVING THOSE DOGS BACK TO THE NUTTER IS LIKE GIVING A LOADED GUN TO A CONVICTED MURDERER.
May 19, 2010
Doris Bates used to take short walks with her dog, Bailey, in her neighborhood several times a week. But an incident earlier this month has kept her and her Yorkie indoors."It was a terribly frightening incident - I was shook to the core," said the 73-year-old Lubbock woman.Both were victims of a pit bull attack. Though they were improving physically, Bates said, the emotional scars still haunt them.At 10:45 a.m. on May 3, Bates said, she was taking Bailey for his morning stroll down the street.Since she is paralyzed, Bates travels in a motorized wheelchair and has Bailey trot beside her on a leash.They had gone about a block and a half when a pit bull appeared and attacked Bailey."I was loudly saying, 'No, no, you can't have him,'" Bates said. "(The pit bull) was going to get my little dog."She pulled Bailey onto her lap and tried to swat the other dog away with her left arm, but the pit bull jumped onto her chair and latched on to Bailey's leg. She said the pit bull pulled Bailey to ground and "shook him like a rag doll."A neighbor and a college student came to their rescue, separated the dogs and contacted emergency services. If those women had not helped, Bates said, she didn't know what she would have done to save her dog.Bates received stitches on her hand, and Bailey had stitches for gashes in his left hind leg. He spent three days with an IV at the veterinarian's office, Bates said.Animal Services captured the pit bull that day and kept it in the Lubbock Animal Shelter under a 10-day observation period, said Shawn Byrd, shelter manager. During that period, a licensed veterinarian regularly checks the dog to see if it exhibits unusual behavior possibly linked to rabies.He said the dog's owner was contacted, but the owner decided not to reclaim the pit bull, so it was euthanized Tuesday.On Monday, another attack brought another pit bull to the shelter. Byrd said the dog bit and killed a cat. The dog did not bite the cat's female owner, but it did tear her pant leg.The animal was released back to its owner, but the owner received a citation for failure to restrain the animal and failure to vaccinate. That owner's fines will be determined at a later date in municipal court.Lubbock averages about 300 dog-bite incidents a year, but there has not been a rabid-dog case in three or four years, Byrd said.Still, Byrd said, the majority of those bites do not come from extremely vicious animals - a dog's natural instinct to chase or defend itself are common causes. He said many of the bites are the result of individuals attempting to assist an injured animal.After learning of the Monday attack, Bates said it was just another reason why pit bulls should not be kept within city limits unless they are fenced in because they are dangerous. Even now, Bailey takes medication for his injuries and is too afraid to go outside, she said.While the two incidents this month involved pit bulls, Byrd said, any breed of dog can attack; it all depends on what situation they are in. Instead of trying to help or confront a dog, Lubbock residents should call 911 in bite situations or Animal Services if they see an injured dog."If you see an aggressive animal, don't approach it," he advised. "We have the equipment; we'll be more than happy to help." WANNA BET THAT THE IDIOT BYRD IS A PIT NUTTER??
May 28, 2010
BEAUMONT - A Beaumont police officer shot and killed a pit bulldog after it attacked a man and his dog.Police were called to an area near Pecos and 7th Street at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday and found a man holding down an aggressive pit bulldog.The dog had already bitten the man and his dog.The officer tried to help the man while waiting on animal control. The pit bull got free and once again tried to attack the man and his dog.The officer shot and killed the pit bull. ONCE A PIT STARTS, THEY DON'T STOP.
June 1, 2010
http://www.kfdm.com/news/-38021--.html ORANGE COUNTY - From ORSO - On Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at approximately 8:20 A.M. the Orange County Sheriff's Office responded to the 15 thousand block of Hwy 62 in Mauriceville regarding a pit bull dog that had attacked a horse.Upon arrival Deputies learned that a female pit bull dog had gotten loose from her pen and went to a neighbor's house and attacked their small two year old, tan horse. The owner of the pit bull came to the house and removed the pit dog from the horse's location.The horse sustained injuries to its head and face as a result of the attack and was transported to a local veterinary clinic for treatment. The pit bull owner was cited for not having a rabies vaccination certificate for the dog. She was also verbally warned about dogs prohibited to run at large. HOW MANY OTHER BREEDS WOULD ATTACK A LARGE ANIMAL ON THEIR OWN?
June 3, 2010
PEARLAND, Texas – A Houston-area woman is recovering after two large pit bulls attacked her outside her home, police said.Cherry Woods, 39, claims her cat, Lima, saved her from the dogs by scratching and hissing at the animals.According to the Pearland police report, the attack happened May 21 just before 8 a.m.Woods claims she was walking back to her home in the 2300 block of Short Springs Court in Pearland when she saw the dogs from a distance. When they started charging towards her, she tried to fight them off, but they knocked her down several times.Her husband, Harold Woods, said he was inside the home when he heard her screams. He unsuccessfully tried to separate the dogs from his wife, he said.That’s when the couple’s cat, Lima, jumped into the fray.According to Woods, the feline clawed and hissed at the dogs and distracted them."Our cat came out of the bushes and scratched one of the dogs, and started hissing at it," he said. "They both turned their attention to the cat. I was able to grab my wife and pull her inside the house."This was out of character for Lima."She’s the most reclusive, timid animal I’ve ever seen," Harold Woods said.But not on that day.Woods estimated the dogs that attacked his wife were 80-100 pounds each.Other neighbors in the Shadow Creek Ranch subdivision said they’ve heard the dogs barking for years, but this is the first attack they can remember.KHOU was not able to reach the dogs’ owners for comment Wednesday. It’s unclear how the dogs managed to escape from their yard, which is on another block near the Woods’ home.The dogs were put under quarantine at the City of Pearland’s Animal Shelter pending a Thursday hearing that will determine whether they’ll be allowed to return home or be put down."We’re taking this very seriously," said Shari Coleman, the animal control supervisor.Meanwhile, as Cherry Woods recovers, Lima keeps watch."It’s still hard but it’s getting better," she said."I’m very glad that we had [Lima] and that she was here, because when it came down to my wife getting hurt, she jumped right in. It’s amazing," Harold Woods added. TOO COOL CAT!!!!!
June 8, 2010
Amarillo, TX - The 3 pit bulls that attacked a 47-year-old woman Sunday evening were put down today.Director of Animal Control, Mike McGee said, "The dogs were destroyed around 1:00pm and their remains are currently being tested for any diseases."McGee added that they filed a dangerous dog petition however the owner of the dogs did not want them anymore. The woman is still in the hospital with severe cuts on her neck, legs, and body. NO LOYALTY FROM THAT PIT NUTTER.
JUNE 8, 2010
A Jefferson County man claims he endured physical pain and suffering after being attacked by a dog.Nathaniel Richard filed a lawsuit May 27 in Jefferson County District Court against Arnold John.Richard claims he, another adult and a child were walking on April 9 when John's boxer-pit bull mix attacked Richard in the leg.In addition to his physical pain and suffering, Richard endured mental anguish, incurred medical costs, suffered physical impairment and disfigurement and lost wages, according to the complaint.In his complaint, Richard accuses John of negligence, saying he failed to properly restrain his dog, allowed his dog to run unleashed in the yard of his home and failed to properly handle his dog.Richard seeks actual and exemplary damages, plus pre-judgment interest at the legal rate, court costs, post-judgment interest and other relief to which he may be entitled.Jeffrey T. Roebuck of Roebuck, Thomas, Roebuck and Adams in Beaumont will be representing him.The case has been assigned to Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court.Jefferson County District Court case number: B186-951. SUE THEM SUCKERS/NUTTERS