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Chrissie Cole

Vallejo Pit Bull Bites Child; Kills Dog

A pit bull is being held in quarantine at, Solano Animal Control, after killing another dog and biting a child at a Vallejo Park, on Wednesday.Two groups of children were playing at the park when the dog attacks occurred, according to Vallejo Animal Control and witnesses. One minute they are playing and the next they were screaming. The pit bull grabbed a smaller dog from the arms of a young…

Chrissie Cole

Dog Bite Punctures Toddler's Eye

A two-year-old boy was hospitalized after suffering a dog bite that punctured his left eye on Tuesday.The boy, whose name was not released, was taken to Terre Haute Regional Hospital and then transported by helicopter to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. As of late Tuesday, his condition was unknown.The boy was attacked by the dog when his mother was house-sitting while the homeowners were in…

John Bisnar

How's this for irony?

Court Hearing to Save Pitbull a Day after Pitbulls Attack Tustin woman and Maul her DogEarly Wednesday morning, two female pitbulls snatched a poodle from the arms of an elderly woman in Tustin and mauled the little dog in front of her eyes, in her front yard, according to an article in The Orange County Register. On Thursday morning, a Westminster woman’s attorney begged an Orange County…

Chrissie Cole

Woman Suffers Pit Bull Bite

An elderly woman suffered serious injury to her right arm, on Thursday, when she was attacked by pit bull terrier that had bitten her in the past.The attack occurred while the victim was visiting the dog owner’s home. It appears the bite was unprovoked whilst the women were chatting in the living room during her visit.The victim was transported to Memorial Hospital in Santa Rosa by ambulance…

John Bisnar

Officers kill pitbull after attack

Two pitbulls attacked an Idaho man Tuesday morning, biting him more than 30 times before they were shot at and subdued by local animal control officers, according to a news report posted on KTVB News’ Web site.Officers shot and killed one of the dogs and took another one to the Idaho Humane Society, the article says. Peter Olson said he was attacked by the dogs when he came out of his house to…

John Bisnar

Dog attack-and-run

Christine Hyatt might want to blame Helen Keller for the near fatal dog bite inflicted on Maddy (short for Madeline), her family’s miniature dachshund, because Helen Keller is credited with bringing the first Akita into the United States in 1937. And, it was indeed an Akita that not only brutally attacked Maddy, the valued family pet, but who also left Christine Hyatt with her arm in a sling…

John Bisnar

It's no walk in the park, when it's full of dogs

According to some Washington DC moms, a walk in the part isn’t, when the park is full of dogs. One DC mom indicated, “I speak for many of the mothers who are petrified by the dogs that roam Kalorama Park, off-leash”. Dogs bite!! Dogs that are off-leash violate DC law . This mom and others like her don’t want to be named, and they are afraid to speak out because they worry they will be…

John Bisnar

Man Looses Hand In Pit Bull Attack

Pair of dogs viciously attack 59 year old man.Two pit bull dogs ripped apart a man’s left hand and badly mauled his right arm before bystanders were able to beat the dogs away in Memphis, Tennessee this week, according to an Associated Press report. Doctors had to amputate the man’s left hand. They saved his right.”I couldn’t believe I wasn’t dead,” James Chapple said from his hospital bed. “I…

John Bisnar

Boy Mauled By Neighbor's Rottweilers

A 9-year-old boy is in hospital and in need of plastic surgery after being attacked by three of his neighbor’s Rottweilers, that chased him into his home, according to a BBC News report. The dogs, a neighbor’s pets, were supposed to be secured in the neighbor’s kitchen, but somehow escaped from the house and attacked the boy. The child, who suffered more than a dozen bite wounds to his face,…

John Bisnar

Toddler Mauled To Death By Uncle's Pit-Bull Terrier

Pit-Bull Terriers and Rottweilers should be treated like a loaded gun.On New Year’s Day, a 5- year-old Ellie Lawrenson was mauled to death by her uncle’s Pit-Bull Terrier while staying with her grandmother.Tragic and frightening as this death was, what’s scarier is that the girl’s uncle was warned by authorities about his dog’s dangerous behavior six months earlier. Had he heeded that warning, a…