Category Archives: Dog Bite
Dog bites child at Davenport Skate Park
UPDATE: Caleb Skinner often enjoys going to the Davenport Skate Park with his father.
“I’ve been skating since I was a little kid,” he says.
The 9-year old and his father Shawn had only just arrived to the park, when a white pitbull charged at Caleb …
— FindLaw Consumers (@FindLawConsumer) June 13, 2017
Pitbull attacks Vidor child for the third time
Her son, Tyler Watts, was attacked by the pitbull when he was riding his bike down the street.
Tyler Watt’s said the dog knocked him off his bike then dragged him by the leg to the owner’s yard at the intersection of Ruth place and Willow Bend drive …
— Jonathan Rosenfeld (@rosenfeldj) June 13, 2017
Health department seeking info about dog after bite at dog park
A person was bitten on the hand around 1 p.m. Saturday at the dog park, located off Taughannock Boulevard in Ithaca, the health department said.
The dog is described as a tan pitbull.
After being bit, the person spoke with the dog’s owner, but did not …
Parents left their 3-week-old baby alone for a few minutes. A pitbull bit and killed her, police say
Parents leaving a 3-week old baby alone “for a few minutes” with a pitbull in the room? Unless the attack happened in her crib, the parents need to be looked at for reckless endangerment.
Who leaves a 3-week old unattended?
Seriously, who does that?
An autopsy confirmed that her wounds were consistent with a dog bite, according to WOOD.
No charges have been announced in the case, but police told …
“The breed of a pit bull, by itself, is not enough to condemn it.
Any dog can bite,” Grand Rapids … Original story
3-week-old girl dies from pit bull bites, autopsy confirms
3-week-old Michigan girl died from a dog bite from a pit bull on Thursday after she was found in her Grand Rapids home, WZZM reported.
Susannah Jean Murray died from head injuries related to the dog bites, an autopsy confirmed.
Susannah’s family …
Dogs biting children on rise in San Diego
San Diego County is seeing a rise of dog bites on children according to Rady’s Children’s Hospital and the San Diego Humane Society.
“There were 457 dog bite cases reported last year at the emergency room and urgent cares at Rady Children’s,” said Kay …
Ex-Patriot Dominique Easley Ordered To Pay $149K In Dog Bite Lawsuit
Among them, Easley was facing a dog bite lawsuit.
The defensive tackle, who’s now with the Los Angeles Rams, finally was forced to pay $149,000 to Wiley Brown, a former Virginia Tech linebacker, who was bit by Easley’s pit bull, per ProFootballTalk.
— NESN (@NESN) May 15, 2017
Why dog-bite cases going on unabated: HC asks Chandigarh administration
Why dog-bite cases going on unabated: HC asks Chandigarh administration.
“I am not interested in data.
You show me what you have done to curb the menace,” the bench said as UT claimed to have sterilised 9,000 dogs to control their population.
City of Palo Alto sued over police-dog bite
A Palo Alto mother has filed a lawsuit against the city and the Police Department for civil rights violations after her teenage son was bitten by a police dog, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose.
The teen, identified in the …
Kim’s Secret Hell: Inside My Son’s Nightmare Dog Attack
But Kim Zolciak-Biermann is finally ready to talk about what happened when her 4-year-old son, Kash Biermann, was brutally attacked by a dog.
The mom-of-six appeared on Watch What Happens Live on May 7, just weeks after the toddler was bitten in the …
7 fresh dog-bite cases
At Mataur village, three children — Udayveer Singh (7), Karanveer Singh (7) and Ramesh Kumar (12) — were attacked while the fourth child, Vikas (7) from Maloya, was bitten by a dog near his house.
The other victims included Shanti Devi (45), a …
State laws complicate removal of animals from homeless camps despite recent dog bites
Over the past several days five people have been bitten by loose dogs at Kakaako Waterfront Park.
In each case the animal belonged to homeless campers.
But according to the Hawaiian Humane Society, laws don’t permit officials to confiscate an animal, …
Animal Services reminds residents of dog laws following several attacks
“Now that the weather is warming up, we are going to have a little bit more of an increase in dog bites.
It just seems to be that way,” Animal Services Officer Kerry Watts said.
“In the wintertime, we will get a few.
When it starts to warm up, people …
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Record $940K verdict awarded in dog bite case vs animal clinic dating to 1997
After a nine-day trial in DuPage County, jurors awarded plaintiff Kristen Hayes a record $940,000 award for injuries she sustained after being bitten by a dog on April 23, 1997, at the age of 8.
Animal welfare group begins work to revise Maine’s dangerous-dog laws
A council that advises the state on issues related to the Animal Welfare Program began its year-long review of the state’s dangerous-dog laws at a meeting Thursday that highlighted frustration over being unable to hold dog owners accountable …
Austin Personal Injury Attorney Brooks Schuelke Comments on Texas Dog Bite Injury Law
Bitten by a dog?
In Texas, many people think that there is a one free bite rule – meaning you cannot sue a dog owner unless the dog has previously bitten someone else.
They are wrong.
If a person is …
That Bites! Kim Richards MUST PAY Woman Attacked By Her Dog, Judge Rules
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Kim Richards, has been ordered to shell out BIG TIME to former family friend, Kay Rozario, after the 81-year-old was viciously attacked by Richards’ pit-bull, Kingsley, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Rozario sued …
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— Taking Five (@TakingFiveHQ) April 30, 2017
I need someone to explain this to me like I’m a 4 year old because seriously, I’m just not getting it.
In 2015, a 21 year old white supremacist walked into a church and, unprovoked, shot and killed 9 people. It was a singular and entirely random act that no one could have predicted. And what did we, as a country, do? We BANNED the confederate flag. Even though it is an inanimate object and took no part in the shooting whatsoever, we banned a piece of cloth.
But in 2016 alone, pitbulls, UNPROVOKED, killed 22 people; nearly 2 1/2 times the number of people killed in that random shooting. And our response? Silence and indifference.
And check this out; for the 12-year period from 2005 to 2016, pitbulls, unprovoked, killed 254 people. That’s an average of 22 people per year. For 12 years. In a row. Those numbers are both reliable AND predictable. And what did we ban? Nothing; not a damn thing.
Here’s a fun fact: On any given day, about 1,000 people are treated for serious dog bite injuries in the US and on average, 63% of those injuries are caused by pitbulls. That’s an average of 630 serious pitbull attacks on people EACH DAY. Multiply that by 365 days in a year and you get 230,000 predictable pitbull attacks on people (give or take) per year that are so serious that people had to seek medical attention.
So to recap, that means that from 2005-2016, 254 people were killed by pitbulls and approximately 2,760,000 others were bitten, mauled, maimed and/or disfigured by pitbulls. Since these figures have held steady for 12 years, they are both reliable AND predictable.
254 people dead and nearly 2.8 MILLION people, a large majority of them children, bitten, maimed, mauled and disfigured by pitbulls.
And the public outcry? There was none. Zero. Zip. Goose egg. Nada. Nothing.
Statistically speaking, in 2017 22 people will die and about 230,000 people will be injured by pitbulls and in 2018 it will happen all over again; reliably and 100% predictably.
Millions of lives irreparably altered or destroyed. Tens of billions of dollars in medical expenditures and tens of billions of dollars more in insurance settlements.
So what is the message we’re sending here?
1 guy kills 9 people in a completely random, isolated incident and we ban a 150 year old piece of cloth that had nothing to do with the killing, but one specific breed of dog consistently, reliably and predictably kills 22 people and attacks, mauls, maims and disfigures 230,000 others each year, almost all of them unprovoked and the vast majority of them children and yet we do nothing.
Will somebody PLEASE tell me why we haven’t banned pitbulls yet???
8 Month Old Baby Boy Killed in Dog Attack in Lusby
Deputies arrived within one minute of the initial call.
Deputies learned that a family friend was watching an 8 month old baby boy when the family dog attacked the baby.
Deputies observed the dog actively attacking the baby and had to shoot the animal …
— DogsBite.org (@dogsbite) March 24, 2017
Lake City therapy mini horses killed by neighbor’s dog
However, the owner also stated that her female pitbull has showed aggression before and “it would not come as a surprise to her if her dog did attack the horse.”
Animal Control was able to determine that one of the owners pitbulls was the attacker. The …
Man, service dog attacked by pit bull
A pit bull attacked a man and his service dog Tuesday morning in north Charlotte, police said.
The man was seriously hurt after the dog bit his face, his hands and his arms.
The man’s service dog was hurt, but is expected to recover.
Former Nicholasville mayor mourns dog killed in pit bull attack
A former Nicholasville mayor is mourning his dog after he says a pit bull attacked it off Cherrybrook Drive Thursday afternoon.
Animal control officials are still looking for the owner and dog involved.
“I didn’t see it cause I was looking down at …
Pitbull attack on Bluff beach
Paramedics are on scene treating the injured dog and women.
Paramedic Garrith Jamieson treats the dog that was attacked by the pitbulls.
TWO women and their dog have been attacked on Garvies beach by two …
Man found dead overnight after alleged pitbull attack
Philadelphia police are investigating whether a pitbull killed a man late Friday night.
The victim and his dog were found in his apartment on the 5300 block of Rising Sun Avenue.
Neighbors say the victim and his brother had only …
South Florida toddler in critical condition after being mauled by mastiff mix
The 3-year-old girl was attacked in the 1200 block of Northwest Eighth Court about 8:45 p.m. after the dog crawled under a fence at a house, Florida City Police Maj. Steven Taylor said.
The girl was flown to Kendall Regional Medical Center, Miami-Dade …
Brooklyn boy, 5, who was attacked by pit bull ‘looking more like himself’ after facial reconstruction surgery
Joel Rivera said his son, Jeremiah, is looking more like himself every day after facial reconstruction surgery and round-the-clock care.
“He is in good hands. He looks great,” Rivera, 35, told the Daily News.
“He’s starting to look more like himself as …
Reports reveal pit bull owner has history of dog attacks
Kim Anaheim says she was viciously attacked by her neighbor’s pit bulls Saturday morning.
She says she took her dog, a chocolate lab named Rapunzel for a walk by the lake behind her condo at Sugar Mills in Mandarin when she …
Appeals Court Reverses in Favor of Woman Bitten by Dog
A dog owner is always responsible when the animal bites someone, a Florida appellate court ruled Wednesday — even if that person stepped into a dog fight.
Miamian Lisa Arellano took care of two escaped guard dogs for several days while trying to find …
— Elaine Wilson (@SafariArtist84) November 30, 2016
Judge rules two pit bulls that killed another dog to be euthanized
The puppy’s owner Sharon Carey tried to fend off the dogs without success. She suffered numerous bite wounds to her hand.
The puppy died from a collapsed lung and internal bleeding due to dog bites. Carey and her husband said the judge’s decision …
— Daley Koster LLC (@Daley_Koster) November 30, 2016
Pet Therapy: Using behavioural forensics when dog bites dog
“Dogs biting other dogs” happens every day. And many owners of attacked dogs feel dismayed when aggressor dog owners refuse to accept fault.
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Dr. is In: Dog Bites and how to Treat them
All breeds of dogs are involved although certain breeds are responsible for more attacks relative to their numbers.
The terriers, working dogs and herding dogs are responsible for a majority of the reported dog bites. All age groups of people are …
Hospitals treating more dog-bite victims in Stanislaus County and state
The number of people who seek treatment for dog-bite injuries has increased substantially in Stanislaus County, following a statewide trend.
Hospital emergency departments in the county are dealing with 100 additional patients with dog bites each year …
‘Tis the season for dog bites
“Dogs usually bite somebody who is a relative or a friend or a neighbor,” said Phillips, who represents dog-bite victims full-time, including many Bay Area clients.
“This gets worse around the holidays.” One big reason is that there are a lot more …
Phoenix officers respond to shots fired, find man with dog bite
He appeared to be impaired by alcohol and had an injury, which he told officers was the result of a dog bite. No one else was inside the home. The man was treated at the scene and released.
Sherman PD releases names of dog bite victims
Larkins and her son were flown to Dallas area hospitals. The 9-year-old has bites to his thigh and shoulder.
Larkins has serious arm injuries that investigators say will need extensive surgery..
The dog owner was given a vicious animal citation, but he …
It is utterly amazing that entire cities can pass legislation to outlaw soft drinks or jay-walking, but pretty much everywhere it is still legal for people to own uncontrollable, mentally and emotionally unstable wild animals such as pit bulls, call them pets and allow them, usually unmuzzled and frequently unrestrained, within proximity to people, children, the elderly and other dogs, at which point they will, statistically speaking, often viciously attack totally unprovoked and inflict grievous injuries, permanent disfigurement, mutilations and horrific, painful deaths.
I can just hear all the pit bull owners out there right now barfing up all their same old tired, pathetic excuses: “My pitbull is a sweetheart, he’d never hurt anyone.” That and their penultimate buck-passer of an excuse: “It’s not the dog, it’s the owner”.
Yeah, that’s what ALL pit bull owners say, right up to the part where their dog attacks and maims or kills someone or something completely unprovoked and then they yap like an idiot about how they “never saw it coming”.
Excerpt from DogBites.org:
In the 11-year period of 2005 through 2015, canines killed 360 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 64% (232) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths.
The following graph and many other dog bite statistics can be found here.
2015 U.S. Dog Bite Fatalities 2015 fatal dog attacks by breed
In 2015, five fatalities involved dogs from two or more different breeds, thus producing a “death credit” total of 41 rather than 34. Six dog breeds each contributed to one death, including: German shepherd-mix, golden retriever-mix, Rhodesian ridgeback-mix, lab-mix, husky and mixed-breed.
News Flash For ALL Pit Bull Owners: It’s NOT the owner dummy! IT’S THE DOG!
There are hundreds of millions of dogs in the world represented by hundreds of different dog breeds (of which all but a handful routinely kill EXACTLY ZERO PEOPLE EACH YEAR). Their owners can all give them the same varying levels of training and affection that pit bull owners give their dogs but guess what? In 2015 in the United States, 91% of the people killed by dogs were killed by only 2 breeds: pit bulls and rottweilers. Only pit bulls and a tiny handful of other vicious dog breeds are notorious for attacking anything and anyone completely unprovoked.
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Pit bull attacks Pasco deputy
Pasco County Sheriff’s Office has responded to a home in Hudson where a man was attacked by a dog.
Couple frustrated after dog killed by pit bull
A local couple is hurt, frustrated and angry after their dog died following a vicious pit bull attack in the city’s west end. Bruce Eddy took his golden retriever Jasmine, and a young puppy, for a walk in his Hillside Drive neighbourhood early on the …
Pasco deputy accidentally shoots self during pit bull attack
HUDSON, Fla. (WFLA) – Pasco County Sheriff’s Office has responded …
— Pitbull Fans (@pitbull___fans) November 27, 2016
Trial set for pit bull attack case
In connection to a July incident in which police say a man was severely injured by two pit bulls, Chris Bouland and Tina Dykes have pleaded not guilty to charges of harboring a vicious animal.
Their attorney, Stephanie Powell of the Murray public …
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Neighbors dog attacked my cat?
Unfortunately, this is the second time in a year my cat has been attacked by this dog and he was not so fortunate the first time. That time he had severe injuries-profuse bleeding and a permanent limp. The pit bull owner came over and actually cussed out …
Girl recovering from pit bull attack: ‘Am I dead?’
NEWARK, Del. — On the short, quiet street of tidy two-story homes, the only hint of the near-deadly dog attack was a pair of rescuers’ gloves, dropped on the blacktop by the front curb before the ambulance rushed away. Neighbors had seen the family out a …
Susan Shawl’s Pit Bull-Attack Death Sets Back Breed-Ban Fight
Now, after Conifer resident Susan Shawl was killed in an attack by two terrier-pit mixes owned by her son, he sees the battle stretching even further into the future. “This is the kind of incident that sets us back five or ten years,” Edelstein says.
Girl bounces back from pit bull attack
Nearly one year after a vicious pit bull attack that left toddler Payton Bronish badly disfigured, the little girl’s parents are giving thanks for the Boston doctors who took on her remarkable case and pieced together her shattered face. “I looked over …
South AL mother fights to save 5-year-old during pit bull attack
WECTA 5-year-old boy is recovering in the hospital after he was mauled by a dog while playing outside in Coffee County Sunday. According to family members, the dog was chained in the backyard when he attacked the boy. “I’m just glad he didn’t grab him by …
3 women attacked by pit bull in northern Utah
MILLVILLE, Cache County — Authorities say three women were injured during an attack by a pit bull in the northern Utah city of Millville. The Herald Journal newspaper reports that a 20-year-old woman was attacked by a pit bull Tuesday afternoon while …
Utah police investigating alleged pit bull attack that injured three women
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Erin Griffith said a 20-year-old Millville woman was walking home Tuesday afternoon when she was confronted by the pit bull and a great dane. The pit bull, she told police, bit her and she screamed for help. A 60-year-old neighbor …
Why do pit bulls attack?
Easy answer: “Who cares? Just kill them all because they are wild animals masquerading as pets.”
A 2011 study published in the Annals of Surgery analyzed dog-bite injuries over 15-years in San Antonio, and found attacks by pit bulls produce “ higher hospital charges, and a higher risk of death than … attacks by other breeds of dogs,” and that …
Judi Franco on pit bull attack: ‘Here we go again’
I don’t know exactly know what the solution is, but we can’t keep ignoring it and making it seem that pit bull attacks are just like other dog breeds’ bites. Sometimes I think people some own or adopt pit bulls because they look intimidating and have …
Pit bull attack in Toms River leaves 4-year-old with 35 stitches
TOMS RIVER — A pit bull was euthanized after it attacked two children in their driveway in Ocean County, authorities say. Toms River Assistant Township Attorney Anthony Merlino said the dog came charging across the street after being let out of it …
Pit bull will be euthanized after attack on boys in Biloxi
Cleo will be euthanized Tuesday because there was no record of rabies shots for the pit bull-terrier mix, who attacked two boys Thursday in Biloxi. Courtesy of Martha Broussard …
Witnesses speak out about vicious pit bull attack
“Jaxon had thrown Bentley onto a garbage can, and the pit bull had latched down on to Jaxon’s leg,” Fontan said. First responders and medics say it’ the most vicious pit bull attack they’ve seen. “My pants from the other night, I have my nephew’s blood …
Judge chooses not to dismiss lawsuit submitted by man bitten by Lakewood police dog
A federal judge has chosen not to dismiss a lawsuit against Lakewood Police Department for its use of a now-retired police canine that has actually been at the center of 4 civil-rights suits for causing savage bites.
U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton, in an order recently sending the case to trial, said accusations consisted of a lawsuit filed in 2015 by Kerry Tucker “could determine that Lakewood’s recognized K-9 was responsible for Tucker’s injuries.
Young man mauled in the face by pet dog while raising money for DARE
Pit bull attacks female, 16-month-old boy in East Harlem apartment building’slaundry room The female battled the infant away from the pet and pet then assaulted her. She stated a security guard then rushed in and punched the pet to get it off …
DALLAS– A 31-year-old lady who was indicted by a grand jury and charged with a felony for a hazardous dog attack in May was jailed on
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$72,600,000 Settlement: Injury-Decision in favor of Plaintiff
8 yr old Erin Ingram was savagely assaulted by a neighbor ‘s 2 pit bulls while playing basketball in her yard. The attack lasted over 10 minutes. She suffered the amputation of her left arm and severe disfigurement and loss of use of her right arm.Read Full Story Here
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