April 19, 2010 FATALITY April 17: Mat-Su Borough Animal Care and Regulation reported a pit bull belonging to a 37-year-old Palmer woman had bit and killed the woman’s fox terrier. The dog was surrendered to animal control. NUTTER PROBABLY THINKS THE FOX TERRIER KILLED THE PIT.

May 27, 2010 FAIRBANKS — An 11-year-old Fairbanks boy is recovering in Anchorage after being mauled by a pit bull earlier this week.The boy, who Alaska State Troopers haven’t named, was riding his bike after 6 p.m. Tuesday on Reliance Drive, near his home, when the dog attacked.The boy suffered multiple puncture wounds to his torso and upper and lower extremities. Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said the boy’s injuries did not appear to be life threatening.When troopers responded to Reliance Drive, located on the north side of Chena Ridge, the dog stayed close to the boy’s bike. It then became “extremely aggressive” and attacked a patrol car. A trooper shot and killed the pit bull. The trooper has not been identified.Troopers have not released any information about the dog’s owner, who could be subject to a criminal investigation. Greg Wilkinson, spokesman for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, said the dog did not have current vaccinations. It did not test positive for rabies.The boy was stabilized at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital before being transferred to Anchorage for treatment.Pit bulls have gained a poor reputation nationally in recent years, even being banned in some municipalities.Peters recommended that neighbors take a case-by-case approach to canines. “Talk to owner and find out about the dog,” she said. “And if you don’t know the dog, don’t approach it.” STUPID NUTTERS IN ALASKA WITH A SHORT HAIRED DOG THAT HATES THE COLD??