Jan 16, 2011

Pit Bulls continue to cause mayhem in Florida

PALM BAY — Jahvon Harrington may never smile the same again after being attacked by a babysitter's pit bull. The dog belonged to a friend of the childs mother, and the dog was raised around the owners children with no problems.

Yet, the 5-year-old is comforting his mother and bravely preparing for the surgeries to repair his face after the Friday afternoon attack by a Pitbull in Palm Bay.

"It's traumatic, but he's doing as good as can be expected," said his mother, Olivia Harrington. "I mean, he's telling me to sit down. I was running back and forth and pacing up and down at the hospital and he was like, 'Mama, its going to be OK.' "

"He's so amazing."

Harrington was headed to work and had dropped Jahvon off at the Seahorse Circle house of a longtime friend who has several dogs.

Moments later, the boy was outside playing and, according to Palm Bay police, attempted to ride the pit bull named "Blue Sky" like a horse.

The dog grabbed at the child's head with his jaws and shook him, crushing facial bones around one eye and ripping a portion of an ear, police said.

"The homeowner said she went to the restroom and then heard screams. She ran over and saw the child," said Yvonne Martinez, spokeswoman for the Palm Bay Police Department.

"He'll need reconstructive surgery, and they had a plastic surgeon come in to evaluate him. No criminal charges were filed against the dog's owner, but animals services did issue a citation to remove the dog," Martinez said.

Brevard County Animal Services could seek to declare the animal as a dangerous dog, a process that could end in it being euthanized.

"It was a pretty significant bite to the face of the child," said Capt. Bob Brown, a spokesman for Animal Services.

Animal Services removed Blue Sky from the home and placed the dog under rabies quarantine after discovering the animal had not been vaccinated.

Agents issued a citation to 36-year-old Semakee Cunningham for an attack causing a severe injury.

Cunningham could not be reached for comment.

"I feel it was a terrible accident, but it was a terrible accident. I trusted my friend," Harrington said.

"She has her kids around the dogs and babysat for me recently," Harrington said.

The child was taken to Palm Bay Community Hospital's emergency room, where he was treated for numerous facial injuries injuries, including a four-inch wound beneath one of his eyes, along with an ear that was ripped to the cartilage

The child's mother left the home about 10 minutes before she learned of the incident.

Jahvon, whose face has numerous stitches, was back at home Monday.

Harrington has taken off the week from work to be with him.

Doctors have told Harrington nerve damage may prevent the child from showing the facial emotion of surprise or allow him to close his eyes fully to blow out a birthday cake.

The Department of Children and Families is also investigating the incident.

In the comment section, a nutter has the audacity to chime in and blame the child for this act of aggression.

The animal advocate writes:

"NO child should be left unsupervised with any large dog, especially one with the power of a pitbull. That said: How would you like it if someone grabbed you by the neck or tried to mount you like a horse? The dog reacted in surprise and/or fright, not in a deliberate attack mode.

How many times do we hear "child bitten/mauled by pitbull"? In most of these cases, the kid is taunting/teasing/kicking/hitting/etc. yet the dog is supposed to "behave"? And, yes, we hear all about pits because - again - they are the ones with those extremely strong jaws.

This is an issue that seems to continue ad nauseam and it usually ends in the dog being declared dangerous and subsequently euthanized. Which is unfair for, IMHO, keeping the kids under control is the key. But it's a rare mother who will blame her precious darling for causing such an incident. It's always the dog's fault...and that is beyond sad."

Dec 21, 2010

It's not "All how you raise 'em"

People always comment on my blog and tell me how bad Pit Bulls are not born, they are made.
I used to believe that, just like you, until my own snuggly loveable pitty turned, as the majority of them will, eventually.

To those imbeciles, all I have to say is read on, and hopefully learn something in the process!

All of these people USED to think the same thing YOU think.
Hell, I even thought the same thing until my own PITBULL started killing other animals and then tried to turn on me in what I can only describe in an enraged, frenzied, bloodthirsty state of mind; like when Pirahnas attack!

ALL of these loving family Pitbulls turned, something their owners thought they would never do! Don't be a fool and let attacks like these happen to you!



READ FULL STORY - http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/accidents/familys-pet-pit-bull-turns-into-a-terror-attacks-owner-and-landlord/1083982

Evansville police shot and killed a pit bull late Thursday night after the dog attacked its owner.

According to Officer Tyrone Wood, the incident occurred at 409 E. Eichel Ave. around 11:30 p.m.

Wood said when police arrived, in response to a 911 call, the living room floor was covered in blood, the dog was ripping the arm of owner Tony Burden, 24, and a woman identified as Burden’s wife, Miriam Engelhardt, was screaming “He won’t let go” and hitting the dog, Brutis, with an aluminum bat.
READ THE STORY HERE - http://www.courierpress.com/news/2008/sep/26/police-kill-pit-bull-it-attacks-its-owner/


The owner said that the dog never showed any signs of aggression toward anyone in their family, adding that his 4-year-old son "has never had any problems with this dog."

read the story - http://www.news4jax.com/news/25516673/detail.html


CONYERS, Ga. -- A 5-day-old baby girl died Tuesday after being attacked by the family's pit bull dog, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office.
READ STORY- http://www.wsbtv.com/news/22655771/detail.html

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A three-year-old girl was left with a gash on her eye and part of her ear missing after the family’s pit bull turned on her.
READ STORY http://www.foxcarolina.com/news/14241310/detail.html

This is just a small portion of very sad attacks that have really happened to people by Pitbulls that were part of the family. These dogs were trusted, and loved, and look what they did.

Don't let this happen to you!
If you have a Pit Bull, you should know that this can and probably will happen to you!
My own experience in owning a Pitbull is a prime example of why these animals are not fit to live in society.

Oct 27, 2010

Newborn attacked and killed by Pit Bull

This is just horrible!
A newborn baby was attacked by the "loving, sweet, family Pit Bull", that has "never shown any signs of aggression", who "was raised since the day it was born", and "has never been beaten or abused".


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Investigators are trying to figure out why a family's pit bull described as a "very loving dog" attacked a 3-day-old baby in Arlington Sunday night.

Police said they when they arrived at the home on Dickson Road in Arlington at 10:40 p.m., the baby was being transported to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, where the boy died.

The baby's father told Channel 4 that he and his family are devastated by the loss of their new son, Justin Valentin. He said the dog attacked the baby on the bed while the mother took a shower.

"I don't know what happened," the father, Mark Valentin, said. "My wife went to the restroom and the dog got to the baby. We're not neglectful parents."

The father said he and his family are grieving over the loss of their child.

Valentin said that the dog never showed any signs of aggression toward anyone in their family, adding that his 4-year-old son "has never had any problems with this dog."

The father said he had raised the dog since the day it was born, and he said it was a very nice and loving dog who was never beaten.

Valentin said the pit bull had gotten loose before in the past, but it was returned by neighbors with his tail still wagging. Officers with animal care who picked the dog up after the attack painted a much different picture, saying that the pit bull was extremely aggressive with them.

"I want parents to know ... don't think you'll be quick enough," Valentin said. "It can happen in the blink of an eye."

The young, red pit bull was turned over to Jacksonville Animal Control and Protective Services, then euthanized at the request of the family.

Police, animal control officials and the Department of Children and Families are all investigating.

In a separate case Monday night, Manatee County deputies fatally shot a pit bull that charged them after attacking a 5-year-old boy in Bradenton. Authorities said the boy tried to climb a tree to get away, but the dog bit into his arm and tried to pull him down.

"I would never recommend leaving an animal alone with an infant, period," Animal Control Officer Robert Currey said. "Even if it's a family pet, you never know how they're going to react to a new, basically, living being in the residence with them -- which is basically the animal's territory."

One local lawmaker is working to change the state's law on dangerous dogs. State Sen. Tony Hill said this latest tragedy of an infant dying gives him more reason to push for change.

The current law, which was passed in 1990, prohibits counties from passing laws that are specific to certain breeds, meaning there cannot be special restrictions for pit bulls, for instance.

In the spring, Hill proposed a bill that would remove that restriction. The bill didn't make it out of committee, but Hill said he will try again. He said that if his bill passes, cities and counties would be able to pass laws that require pit bulls to be muzzled or on a leash, for example.

Memphis man injured in Pit Bull attack


Clarence Oliver attacked by pit bulls Neighbors say the dogs have been a problem for a while Animal shelter says dogs will be put to sleep

(Memphis 10/27/2010) Clarence Oliver has dog bites over much of his body

The pit bulls responsible are in the Memphis Animal Shelter.

Clarence and his wife were checking out a rental property on Benton Street Saturday.

They knew dogs lived next door.

"They were always in cages. I could hear them barking, but I didn't fear them. They were in cages," says Clarence Oliver.

A neighbor across the street tried to alert them about a problem.

"The problem they had in the neighborhood is the neighbor with the pit bulls. As she was explaining that, all of a sudden she yells out, 'here they come'. They came running out of the backyard," says Clarence.

Clarence Oliver got his young son out of the way as the dogs bit into his arms and legs.

"They were fighting in a pack, attacking both sides of me. I was kicking," he says.

He says the dogs even bit their owner. Another person had to use a shovel to get the dogs back inside.

By then, Clarence was unconscious.

"After the dogs knocked him down, he was on the ground with his eyes open. I thought he was gone," says Clarence's wife Sandra.

Her husband had a fractured skull.

Neighbors say the dogs had been in trouble before, even killing one neighbor's smaller dog.

"I am afraid to come outside. I look and look and look before I come out because I am afraid of those dogs," says neighbor Gustella Conley.

Now the dogs are under a 10 day quarantine at the shelter.

"Three adult dogs, five adult puppies were surrendered to the shelter by the owner. By ordinance and to protect the public they will be euthanized once the quarantine period expires," says Animal Shelter Director Matthew Pepper.

"Shouldn't nobody have a pit bull dog. These dogs are vicious. To me they are killer dogs," says Sandra Oliver.

Mr. Oliver is expected to be in the hospital a few more days.

Neighbors say they had called about the dogs before, but the owners always got them back.

This time the owners turned the dogs over to be put down.

But those owners are still not in the clear.

They have a November 14th court date on charges of dogs running at large and not having proper vaccinations and licenses.

Also, this is a new Pit Bull attack story that happened in Memphis TN.

(Memphis 11/21/2010) An eight-year-old girl attacked by a pit bull in Whitehaven was recovering at home, after being released from LeBonheur Children's Hospital with 42 stitches.


Eight-year-old Terriona Rhea was attacked by a neighbor's pit bull on Saturday afternoon.

Rhea received 42 stitches at LeBonheur Children's Hospital.

She said she still loves dogs.

Oct 7, 2010

Witnesses: Teen girl hit by car was fleeing pit bull

Henry County High School student Miracle Parham was struck by a Saturn on Jonesboro Road, just east of Rosewood Drive, at 7:20 a.m. She was in the middle of the road when she was hit by the eastbound vehicle, Maj. Jason Bolton said.

Miracle was walking to her school bus stop when she encountered the dog, which witnesses described as a pit bull, Bolton said. Witnesses told police the dog was approaching her aggressively, prompting Miracle to back up into the street, Bolton said.

Miracle was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Saturn driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to Henry Medical Center for evaluation, Bolton said.

A 14-year-old girl, who was reportedly trying to get away from an aggressive pit bull, was hit by a car and killed in McDonough Tuesday morning, Henry County Police said.

"I don't think they're going to be at fault," Bolton said of the unidentified driver. "She was in the center of the road.

"We're trying to establish who owns the dog," he added. "We think we might know the house the dog came from."

Letting a dog roam is an ordinance violation, Bolton said. Police also might pursue criminal charges against the dog owner, depending on what the investigation reveals.

"It's still early in the investigation -- we're looking into the possibility," Bolton said. "There is a potential for charges to be filed, but we've got to establish several criteria."

Woman in hospital after neighbor's pitbull jumps fence and attacks

 Roland Perez  has a hard time believing his dog is culprit behind the attack.

"That would be devastating to have our dog euthanized," says Perez. "To let a dog go for something like that... my dogs are tame the way they are. They show discipline to their owners."

"When they told me it was Baby, our little dog, I said, 'Baby'?," says Perez. "She's been in the family for years and she's a good dog. It wasn't an attack, it was just a bite...

SAN ANTONIO -- A woman walking her dog Wednesday morning was charged by a neighbor's pit bull that jumped out of its fence.

It happened at the 6000 block of Royal Valley Lane.

"The pit bull was trying to get a hold of our puppy and my aunt got the puppy but it's leg got caught with the pit bull, and the pit bull ended up biting her," explains Fernando Wolf, the victim's nephew.

The woman, described to be in her forties, was transported to the hospital where she suffered a laceration to the hand. Her puppy is also recovering from minor injuries. Both are doing okay.

Animal Care Services took the pit bull away and cited the owner, Roland Perez, who has a hard time believing his dog is culprit behind the attack.

"When they told me it was Baby, our little dog, I said, 'Baby'?," says Perez. "She's been in the family for years and she's a good dog. It wasn't an attack, it was just a bite... My dog did jump over the fence and did bite [my neighbor] and I'm very sorry for that."

Animal Care Services will decide what to do with the dog in ten days. Until then, Perez says he'll be building a higher fence to keep his other three pit bulls from escaping.

"I think the dog should be laid to rest already because it's out of control," explains Wolf, who says Perez's dogs have gotten into his yard before.

"That would be devastating to have our dog euthanized," says Perez. "To let a dog go for something like that... my dogs are tame the way they are. They show discipline to their owners."

Classic Pit Nutter

The possibilities of what could happen are endless...

I see this idiot ending up of craven desires blog in the near future.