Pitbull owner fined $500


Pitbull owner fined $500


ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Dave Hector was yesterday fined $500, the maximum sum the law allows, after his pitbull attacked a four-year-old boy and bit him about the head and neck, last week.

He had to pay the money forthwith.

However, since he pleaded not guilty and was not prosecuted for allowing the dog to run wild and injure Daniel James, the court did not order him to pay compensation to the family.

The child’s father, Allister James, said he will pursue the matter in the civil court in order to get compensation for the injuries his son sustained and for medical expenses.

The child was attacked at his home on November 10 around mid-morning. The dog bit him on the lower left cheek, several places on the crown of the head and at the back of his neck.

(More in today’s Daily OBSERVER)


A good breed – Pit bull Advocate Kim Richards Sends Pit Bull to Trainer After 5th Attack on a Human


After Kim Richards’s beloved pit bull Kingsley attacked her niece, Alexia Umansky, earlier this month, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has temporarily removed the dog from her home.

“He’s in a good place,” Richards told TMZ on Saturday. “He’s safe and with a trainer.”

But the decision to send her dog away didn’t come easy, despite a total of five reported incidents where Kingsley attacked humans.

“At this point I am looking into options to what the next step is for Kingsley,” Richards, 50, said in a statement received by the New York Post after Kim’s sister, Kyle (who also appears on the show), confirmed that her daughter had been bitten.

“Regarding Alexia: She was attacked by a dog and has to have surgery. As always, she is trying to make the best out of a bad situation. Thank you for your thoughts & well wishes,” Richards posted on Facebook Nov. 4.

Despite the animal’s aggressive behavior, it doesn’t appear that the mom of four – who got the dog to be her companion once her children moved out of the house – has any plans to put him down.

“As many of you can relate, he is my best friend,” says Richards. “This is a very difficult decision and time for all of us, but the safety of my family always comes first.”

Toddlers family pit bull kills him – family defend pit bull

he boy was attacked in his home by the family’s pitbull-cross on Sunday afternoon (6 January) and died from his injuries two days later, on Tuesday morning.
The nine-year-old dog belonged to the toddler’s uncle, who lived in the house with the boy’s parents and grandparents.
Speaking to Lusa News Agency the young victim’s granddad, Jacinto Pinto, said the dog had been “in the dark” in the kitchen when the toddler went into that room and “fell on top of it.”
Surprised by the animal’s reaction, Mr. Pinto says the attack “has no explanation” because it was a “gentle” dog that “had always lived with children” and in its nine years had “never” attacked or hurt anyone.

In Portugal a pitbull-cross is considered a ‘potentially dangerous’ breed.
The dog was collected by Beja’s municipal vet on Monday after PSP police requested its removal from the family home.
The animal is being kept at the Inter-municipal Kennel of the Association of Alentejo Municipalities for Environmental Management (AMALGA).
“The boy fell on top of it and it attacked. How or why after nine years of living with the family? It is in the nature of all dogs, especially those that are crossed with potentially dangerous breeds like the pitbull”, explained Beja municipal vet Linda Rosa, adding that when the dog was collected it was “very tranquil and showed no aggressiveness.”
Mr. Pinto said he was glad the dog is going to be destroyed and that “a year or so ago” he had gone to AMALGA to ask for it to be put to sleep as he “didn’t have the conditions to keep the dog at home.”
Linda Rosa said there was no other solution besides the dog’s destruction as “it is a dangerous dog, it has attacked, the boy was in a bad way in hospital and therefore it will have to be put down.”
As required by law the dog will be held in a specific observation pen for eight days after which “it will be put down”, the vet explained, reiterating: “it is a dangerous dog” because it “attacked a child” and therefore “the outcome is euthanasia.”
As a result of Sunday’s attack the boy was seriously injured and taken by his own mother to Beja Hospital at around 7pm.
Later that night, at approximately 8.30pm, the boy was transferred by helicopter to Lisbon’s Santa Maria Hospital due to a “serious head injury” from which he died two days later.

Pit Bull Mauls Indianapolis Animal Control Officer Michael Bonito, Cop Shoots Dog

Michael Bonito, an Indianapolis Animal Control officer, was severely injured in an attack by a white Pit Bull on Saturday, December 29, in the 2400 block of Asbury Street. The dog had earlier mauled a woman, who was hospitalized at Wishard Memorial Hospital. The officer was performing a follow-up investigation of that incident.

Two Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officers responded to a call that an officer needed help shortly after 5 p.m. on Saturday eveniing, according to the IndyStar.com.

“That dog was tearing him up,” said witness James Belle, Jr., who had quickly called 911. “He’s over there with the dog biting him, chewing him up.”

Before they were able to locate the injured animal control officer, the police officers encountered the Pit Bull, with blood on him, behind a house in the 2400 block of Asbury Street. There were still blood stains in the fresh white snow Monday, according to Fox 59 News.

The violent Pit Bull charged the two police officers, and Officer Nicholas Hubbs fired his handgun and struck the dog in the neck. The dog retreated behind the house, the report states.
After Officers Hubbs and Jose Navarro helped injured Animal Control Officer Bonito limp to safety, Officer Hubbs headed back toward the house, carrying his IMPD-issued 12-gauge shotgun.

He again located the Pit Bull, who was still behind the house and on the other side of a chain-link fence. The dog growled and bared his teeth and then attempted to jump the fence. Officer Hubbs fired two shots, striking him in the neck and chest. Those shots “ultimately destroyed the dog,” the police report states.

Officer Bonito was transported to Wishard Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and later released. “I have tear wounds on this arm,” Bonito said in a Fox59 interview, “Some leg bites as well.

Officer Bonito had gone to the same hospital earlier in the day to interview the woman who was attacked by the white Pit Bull that morning. From there, he went to the Asbury Street address to try to locate the dog.

“He’d gone out to get photos…and somebody had the animal in question contained in their car,” Anima Control spokesman Adam Garrett said. When the dog was let out of the car, he attacked Officer Bonito.
Spokesman Garrett did not have further information about the earlier attack on the woman except to say that it was serious.

The woman believed to be the dog’s owner, Michelle Gonzalez, who lives at the location where the dog was found, was issued citations as a result, Garrett told the IndyStar.com.

Jerry Nutter, a neighbor, said he is “fed up” and that he had warned the dog’s owner, “I done told her about them dogs. Them dogs keep getting out.”

But Gonzalez told Fox59 the animal did  not belong to her. “It is a stray,” she said. “I never fed this dog. It’s never been, you know, in my house or anything.”

She told Fox 59 that she had posted on Craigslist to try to find the dog’s owner but did not call animal control, “…if it was somebody’s dog I just assumed they would call,” she explained.  She said she wound up with fines, which she will fight in court.

Officer Bonito, urged residents  to call authorities immediately when they notice a stray in their neighborhood, especially if the animal is aggressive. He told Fox 59 that people need to be aware of strays in their area and to “call animal control…so that they can come out and deal with the issue.”

“Officer Bonito is still recovering from the severe bite wounds,” Spokesman Garrett told OpposingViews.com in an interview on Thursday, January 3, 3013.


Calif. Animal Control Officer Killed, Suspect Barricades Self in Home for 18 Hours

A 14-year veteran Sacramento County animal control officer, identified as Roy Curtis Marcum, 45, of Elk Grove, was shot and killed while responding to a request to help a possibly abandoned animal in Galt on Wednesday, November 28, at about noon.  http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/calif-animal-control-officer-killed-suspect-barricades-self-home-18-hours

Pit Bull Attacks L.A. Animal Control Officer Mireya Martinez, Sheriff’s Deputy Shoots Dog

A Sheriff’s Deputy was forced to shoot an attacking Pit Bull on Saturday morning, when it lunged for the throat of Los Angeles County Animal Control Officer Mireya Martinez. Officer Martinez was attempting to capture the dog after it killed a Chihuahua in the 13500 block of Ramsey Avenue in La Mirada,…


L. A. Animal Control Officer Omar Muñoz Named KNX Radio’s “Hero of the Week”

Los Angeles County Animal Control Officer Omar Muñoz was named “Hero of the Week” for November 22 to November 29 by KNX News Radio 1070. The station honored Officer Muñoz for his extraordinary concern for public safety in the performance of his duties, even after sustaining severe injuries from a dog attack.



Fox 59 News: Dog mauls woman, animal control officer

Two Children Attacked By Pit Bull

Town of Baldwin, N.Y. – Two Chemung County children are severely injured after being mauled by a family pit bull.

Both children are being treated in a Rochester hospital following Thursday’s attack.  The dog attacked them at their home at 183 Hugg Road in the Town of Baldwin.  One of the kids is an 11 year old girl and the other is a 13 year old boy.

The sheriff’s office says of one of the children has a broken arm.  Both have severe puncture wounds.

Authorities say a man named Lance Hall and Amanda Rounds, the mother of the children, live at the home.

We were able to speak with the owner and landlord of the home who lives across the road.  He says the little girl got the worst of the attack and thanks god because it could have been worse.

Ashur Terwilliger said, “She is a gorgeous little girl.  She is just beautiful and luckily the dog didn’t get to her face which is really by the grace of God that happened.  But her legs and arms were bit pretty good.”

Terwilliger says the girl’s older brother acted heroically.  He says the boy knew to call 911 and even got his B.B. gun to stop the dog before help could arrive.

Terwilliger said, “I should say the boy deserves a medal when the dog was after his sister for him to go out and attack that dog.  I just think it’s amazing for that boy to have that courage.”

The dog was immediately put down by the sheriff’s office.

Pit bulls – the most dangerous dog in canada – Calgary Pitbull Attacks Total Three In One Week

ALGARY – Two people have been hurt and a dog seriously injured in the third canine encounter involving pitbulls this week in Calgary.

Paramedics say an adult man and a woman were treated at the scene of a dog attack in the backyard of a home in the city’s northeast Thursday.

EMS spokesman Adam Loria says the two refused to be taken to hospital.

The dogs were not seized by animal services.

Charges have already been laid against a pitbull owner whose dogs mauled a pet Pomeranian to death on Monday.

And on Wednesday, two pit bulls were seized after they got loose and allegedly bit a woman.

Emergency crews were alerted to the latest problem after a neighbour heard a woman screaming.

“I was in my bedroom and I could hear screaming. It sounded like someone was being attacked,” the witness told Global Calgary.

“(My boyfriend and I) grabbed some golf clubs and a baseball bat and we ran over and just gave them to them over the fence, but we couldn’t really see what was happening.”

The owners told CTV Calgary that they had to work quickly to save the dog’s life.

“We managed to get the one dog into the other side of the yard, and then had to try to get the other dog off our dog,” one of the owners said.

Doug Anderson of Calgary Bylaw Services said the number of dog attacks so close together is “abnormal for us.”

Owners are legally responsible for controlling their dogs.

(Global Calgary, CTV Calgary)

Evil neighbor and her killer pit bull

This old ugly bitch is defending her evil dog. This dog has killed several of my mother’s cats and I have to be the one to bury their graves and I also see how it depresses her. The owners are always praising the dog after it kills each cat. Shit pisses me off. This is the first time I caught her on camera to expose how evil people can be. She lives with her husband and their son and his wife and they are all lowlife motherfuckers. Luckily the cat in this video survived, because my sister sprayed the dog with water through the fence while the cat scratched the shit outta it.