Pit Bull Advocate Emerald White whose pitbull killed neighbour’s beagle launches $1 million law suit

Emerald White wants compensation for injuries she suffered while trying to restrain her animals

The four pit bulls, meanwhile, have been declared “dangerous dogs” by the local authority

The four pit bulls have been declared “dangerous dogs” by the local authority Photo: Alamy

The brutal death of Bailey, a much loved beagle, was bad enough for Steve Baker but he did not bargain for a million dollar writ from the owner of the four pitbulls who killed his pet.

However, Emerald White wants compensation for the injuries she suffered when she went to retrieve her dogs.

Bailey was “shaken like a rag doll” during last month’s attack in Texas City, Texas when the pit bulls burst through a hole in the fence separating the two properties.

According to court documents Ms White was “seriously injured” when she was “unexpectedly and viciously” attacked when she tried to retrieve her animals.

As a result, she now suffers from “fear anxiety and trepidation”.

Bailey was a 10-year-old beagle and loyal canine companion to the Mr Baker and his family including two young daughters.

His only transgression appears to have been to have aroused the ire of Ms White’s pit bulls.

But, at least the law suit, Bailey should have been confined in a secure enclosure – rather than being allowed to wander around his own back yard.

Mr Baker told the Galveston Daily News that he was stunned by the writ.

“I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “Everyone was telling me to sue her, but I decided not to because it won’t bring Bailey back.”

The four pit bulls, meanwhile, have been declared “dangerous dogs” by the local authority, which means they have to be confined to a secure enclosure with a six feet high fence.

Ms White could not be reached for comment.


A story from a reader about a pitbull attack – please go to the media or animal services

My dad had their poodle on a leash in his front yard this morning. The neighbor’s pitbull came charging at him. He grabbed the poodle and tried to shield him. The pitbull knocked him down, grabbed the poodle, shook him violently until his neck broke and then dropped him. He sat there like he was proud of it. He was done with him. It is the second time this pitbull attacked one of their dogs. The first time it bit their other dog, but surprisingly suffered only minor injuries. You should be able to take your dog out in your own yard on a leash and not be attacked by a neighbors dog that was unleashed and unsupervised. My dad was injured in the fall, and he is shaken up and distraught. My mom, lost this little dog that was her world. She is broken. How do you get over that? I am sick to my stomach just thinking about it. They had no chance against this massive dog. It is horrible.

2014 Fatal Dog attacks – Pit Bulls win again

Fatal dog attacks 2014

Fatal dog attacks 2014

Total Fatal deaths from all dogs in 2014 – 25

17 due to pit bulls / pit bull mixes
2 due to Bullmastiff
2 due to Rottweilers
4 due to other breeds one of which is most likely a pit bull

Now before anyone starts saying that pit bulls are the most popular breed or that the media is framing the breed wrong – 17 to 2 to bullmastif / rottweiler – Pittbulls are on a killing spree compared to all other dogs and the most popular dog the labrador is nowhere near that number.

Ban the Breed – Stop the Deed.

Pit Bull Attack Video: Dogs Maul One Woman, Kill Another In Separate Incidents (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Separate pit bull attacks in South Carolina killed one woman and left another unconscious within hours of each other, according to reports. The incident in which the victim survived was captured in gruesome footage by police arriving on the scene.

A video released by local CBS affiliate WSPA shows three pit bulls mauling Dreamer Denise Rice, 44, early Wednesday in Spartanburg, S.C.


Rice sustained bites to her face, arms and stomach and was bleeding profusely when police arrived, authorities told WSPA. As of Thursday morning, she was in serious condition at an area hospital, the Spartanburg Herald Journal wrote in an update.

Police pulled two of the dogs off Rice and shot the third when it turned on an officer, the Journal reported. The other two dogs were quarantined at the Spartanburg Humane Society.

The dogs’ owner, Ray Willis Williams, received citations for not having proof of rabies vaccinations but could face more charges, according to the reports.

Sixty miles away in Hodges, S.C., 65-year-old Betty Ann Chapman Todd, died after being bitten Tuesday night by what authorities believe was a pit bull, WSPA writes in a separate story. The sheriff’s report said the animal was found at the scene with blood on its body. It became aggressive, and the homeowners arrived to help lock the dog in a back room, the website noted.

Chapman was babysitting the homeowners’ 17-month-old child.

According to DogBites.org, pit bulls have killed 128 Americans between 2005 and 2011.

WARNING: This video contains graphic content that might not be suitable for all viewers.


How pit bull adovates and those against BSL are responsible for the Spartanburg pit bull attack

Three pit bulls attacked a Spartanburg woman early Wednesday morning and sent her to the hospital where she’s suffering life-threatening injuries, the police said.

Lets go back in time


Lets start pointing fingers and naming names

First fatal pit bull attack of 2013 – Woman killed in pit bull attack

A woman died after being mauled by a pit bull in a Greenwood County home Tuesday night.
According to Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox, the victim was 65-year-old Betty Anne Chapman Todd, of 506 West Kirksey Drive, Greenwood. She suffered severe injuries to her neck from the attack, Cox said.
The deadly encounter happened just after 8 p.m. Tuesday on East Grumling Road in Hodges. According to a Greenwood County incident report, the following occurred:
When deputies and emergency personnel arrived, they found the black-and-white pit bull at the front door with blood on its mouth, chest and paws. The animal became aggressive as authorities attempted to enter the residence.
When the homeowners arrived, the animal retreated to a back bedroom of the home. Officers then entered the home and found the victim lying motionless on the living room floor with no signs of life. Paramedics were unable to resuscitate the woman, and the county coroner was called to the scene.

Deputies observed a one-inch puncture to the left side of the victim’s neck, and blood covering the woman’s body and several parts of the room in which she was found.
Family members told officers that the residence was the home of the victim’s son. The son said Todd came to the house at about 5 p.m. Tuesday to stay with his children while he and his wife went out to dinner. He said the victim had been around the dog at the home on numerous occasions without the animal ever showing any signs of aggression toward her.
The son told deputies that one of his daughters called him to tell him about the attack, then evacuated the rest of the children out of the house and went to a neighbor’s home. The dog was taken into custody by the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office animal control unit and transported to an animal shelter, pending further investigation.

Pit bull attack kills neighbor’s dog pit bull advocate smuggles dog from police

ranville Police are investigating a pit bull’s fatal attack on another dog in Granville.

The pit bull was staying with an occupant of a home near downtown Granville when it left the property and attacked a dachshund that was in the yard of a neighbor at 1 a.m. on Jan. 1, according to Granville police reports. The dachshund’s owner immediately took the dog to a vet for treatment, but on Jan. 5 told police the dog had died, the reports said.

Police were able to identify the home where the dog was staying by following its tracks in the snow. But when they arrived, the home’s occupant said a family member had taken the dog.

Police are trying to identify the owner of the dog, according to Police Chief Jim Mason. He said the owner of the dog wasn’t at the home at the time of the attack. The occupant of the home was dog sitting for the owner, who police believe may be a relative, when the dog left the premises, Mason said.

The dog’s owner faces a possible charge of dog running at large, but no greater charge due to the death of the dachshund, Mason said. The charge carries a maximum fine of $150.

Police data show there have been three reports of loose dogs but no other dog bites on the street in the last few years, according to Mason.

Asked if the dog poses an on-going risk to the neighborhood, Mason said he believes the dog was present at the Granville home to be watched for a relatively short time and doesn’t stay there on an on-going basis.