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.