Grandma got eaten by a pit bull

Authorities are searching for a dog that attacked a 70-year-old grandmother in the Bronx.

The dog’s owner Sammy Smith said he believed the pitbull named Tony snapped and bit his grandmother in the face, while she was feeding Tony’s three puppies inside the Baychester home they share with five pitbulls in total.

Smith said he rushed to his grandmother’s aid and pulled the dog off of her, but that the damage had already been done. Smith was also bit by the dog on the leg and finger.

He said in the four years the family has owned the pitbulls this was a first.

“I’m surprised, she usually plays with the dogs,” Smith said. “I dont know what happened this morning.”

Sabrina Santiago, a neighbor, said she heard the woman screaming.

“People were coming down the stairs to help her, we see them bring out so much blood,” Santiago said.

Now Tony is on the loose after running away in all the commotion.

Smith said his grandmother is in surgery at Jacobi Hospital and is expected to be okay. Sadly, he said, once his dog is found he will likely have to put it down.


Pit bull mauls Oklahoma grandmother to death

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A 60-year-old Oklahoma woman has been mauled to death by a family pit bull.

The vicious animal attack took place Wednesday night at an apartment complex near N.W. 122nd St. and Penn. Ave.

The victim’s granddaughter came home to the absolutely horrific scene.

Nellie Davis recently moved in with her granddaughter following a heart transplant and subsequent illness.

“She had a long illness, from Mother’s Day until a month ago, and finally she had a chance to come home,” the victim’s husband, Cleveland Davis, Sr., said.

Wednesday night’s thunder storm apparently sparked a family Pit bull to turn violent and maul Davis to death.

“You know, I have a heavy heart. She’s always been there for me,” Cleveland Davis said.

“You have to understand, the scene was quite gruesome, OKC Police Capt. Dexter Nelson said. “The lady died a horrific death.”

When police officers first arrived at the apartment complex, they struggled to contain the Pit bull.

“The dog had broke the door so they couldn’t contain him to the kennel. They tried to wedge things in the door to keep the dog in,” Nelson said.

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Grandmother savaged in two hour PITBULL dog attack

Grandmother savaged in two hour PITBULL dog attack.

A Rotorua grandmother is lucky to be alive after a horrific dog attack lasting at least two hours that experienced animal control officers called the worst they had seen.

The attack, carried out by an american staffordshire/pitbull cross, left the woman with extremely serious injuries to her right arm and a broken leg, Rotorua District Council Animal Control supervisor Kevin Coutts said.

Mr Coutts said it was not clear how long the dog had been attacking the woman but it was at least two hours, possibly longer, before she was found at her home in Edmund Rd on Saturday afternoon.

The 65-year-old woman was taken to Rotorua Hospital by St John paramedics before being transferred to Waikato Hospital in a stable condition where she remains in a ward.

Photographs of the woman’s injuries were supplied to The Daily Post but were far too graphic to publish.

One photograph showed the woman’s right arm, from the elbow down, had been eaten through, exposing both bones and leaving a gaping wound about 15cm to 20cm long and between 5cm and 8cm wide. All of the flesh had been removed from the lower arm and there were some large bite wounds on her upper arm and biceps.

It was not clear if the woman broke her leg before or after the attack.

Mr Coutts said the dog was understood to be owned by the woman’s grandson and she had asked for it to be left with her for company.

Mr Coutts said the injuries were “massive, the worst I have ever seen. She must be one tough lady because I can’t see how she has survived.”

He said he doubted if he would see anything worse in his career and she was lucky the dog did not sever any major arteries.

“I’m amazed, normally someone would have died of shock … but they tell me they may be able to save her arm.”

Mr Coutts said the owner of the dog had surrendered it to Animal Control officers and it would be put down.

“This dog was not previously known to us, it was registered, it was microchipped and the owner, from what I can gather, appeared responsible.”

However, he said, the dog was not desexed.

He said american pitbulls or pitbull-crosses were highly unpredictable.

“Society has got to think seriously whether we want these types of dogs around, they are capable of doing horrendous damage – this was not a short, frenzied attack. People say they can trust these dogs with their children, but I never would.”

Detective Senior Sergeant Zane Smith said Rotorua police were looking into the circumstances of the attack. He

could not say if charges were likely.

It is the fourth attack this year by an american pitbull or pitbull-cross in Rotorua.

On January 22, a 9-year-old Rotorua girl was bitten by a pitbull while walking in Puketawhero Park. She suffered cuts to her right arm and a wound to the right side of her head which required 20 stitches.

On January 23, a Rotorua man was bitten on the hand by a pitbull while walking along Miller St. The wound needed four stitches.

On Sunday, July 1, a 7-year-old Rotorua boy was seriously injured after his neighbour’s dog attacked him, tearing a chunk of flesh from his leg.

The latest attack comes as the district council gets set to deliberate on its Dog Control Bylaw and Policy at a meeting scheduled for August 7.

Councillors were told by Mr Coutts at a recent council hearing on dog control that pitbulls and pitbull-crosses were responsible for a disproportionately higher number of attacks on people than any other type or breed of dog.