Saturday, August 16, 2008
08/16/08: Girl in Critical Condition
The young victim has been named as Isis Krieger. She is currently in critical care at the Alaska Native Medical Center and her fate remains unclear. Her father, a soldier in Iraq, is being flown home on emergency leave. Her great-grandmother, Wanda Injasoulian, says the child is fighting for her life.
The attack by Dozer at Isis' East Anchorage home was not the dog's first, but it was the worst -- leaving the girl with severe neck injuries. Kristine Smith, 20, was babysitting Isis and her sister at the time while their mother, Jessica Krieger, was at work. Wanda said, "(The 2-year-old) sat there and saw the whole attack." She does not want the toddler near the two dogs that remain at the home.
Wanda also said she had warned her 24-year-old granddaughter about the dogs before and tried to get animal control to take them away. "The same dog bit Jessica and it also bit her sister Andrea," Wanda said. "I've told her and called animal control. I even threatened to go over there and shoot the damned dogs. I can not tell you how many times I've told her, 'One of those dogs better not bite one of my great-granddaughters.' "
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(The dog named Dozer in this case is not the same Dozer that attacked a cat in June. One can only imagine that Mr. Short might be reconsidering his choice of buying "more scary" dogs.)
08/15/08: Two Dozers; Two Violent Attacks
A DogsBite.org reader pointed out a horrific coincidence. Back in June, an Anchorage pit bull named Dozer attacked and killed a cat on camera. The owner of this dog, Chris Short, was photographed with a young child and appeared to live in a mobile home. We hope that the Dozer that attacked the young girl just a few days ago is not the same Dozer that attacked in June.
The six-year old victim has reportedly sustained life threatening injuries to her upper torso and is in critical condition. The Anchorage Police Department would like to thank those persons who extended their help during and after this animal attack. The immediate efforts of Troy Danforth and Specialist 4th Class Kyle Mayeaux of the U.S. Army Alaska may have saved further injury and possible loss of life.
08/13/08: Family Pit Bull Violently Attacks
Anchorage, AK - A pit bull that attacked a girl inside her home was shot by a neighbor who rushed to the scene after hearing the screams of the girl's baby sitter, whom the dog also bit. The girl, about 6-years old, was taken to a hospital and underwent surgery for critical injuries. The injuries were so severe, she was at first presumed dead.
Troy Danford heard the screaming next door and ran outside with his .38-caliber handgun. He saw the dog on the front porch with the baby sitter's arm in its mouth, tugging at her. He fired into the air because he didn't want to shoot the woman. Then, when he had a clear shot, he took aim at the pit bull. At least one shot hit its legs.
Neighbor Kyle Mayeaux, a soldier at Fort Richardson, said he ran into the home after hearing the screaming and gunshots in the Glacier Terrace mobile home and found the girl bleeding from the neck and appearing lifeless. He felt a faint pulse and put pressure on her neck wound to stop the bleeding until medics arrived. The story goes that:
The family pit bull, Dozer, "snapped" while playing with the child.After the girl and baby sitter left in ambulances, Animal Control arrived to haul away the offending dog, which was injured but alive underneath a trailer. They wrangled the animal out with catch poles and loaded it into the back of their truck. The pit bull had blood dripping down both its front legs, and its mouth was stained red.
According to volunteer coordinator Megan Premer, who specializes in working with pit bulls at the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center, the pit bull "needed better leadership." Take a critical look at Premer in the video. Then share your thoughts in comments below.
07/29/08: 10-Year Old's Arm Amputated After Family Pit Bull Attack
| 8/14/2008 3:49 PM |
Teaching a pit to jump up against people, the woman is a complete idiot. I don't even allow my toy poodle to do that. It's unwanted by people. It's also a form of domination by the dog. Not something you want to encourage in any breed of dog.
| 8/14/2008 4:48 PM |
Yep, looks like Premer is another indoctrinated idiot. If I were ever to mutter such a thing in that context, not to mention the existence of contrary proof by similar incidents numbering in the tens of thousands, I hope somebody hits me with a Tazer and stays on the trigger until the shock has reached a therapeutic level.
God help this cult clone.
| 8/15/2008 4:52 AM |
Is this the same idiot with Dozer II after Dozer I was euth'd back in June? Or did Dozer escape being euth'd by clueless A?C personnel?
Is this the same girl?!
"There's nothing wrong with pit bulls. They're good dogs, but they do take a little bit more on (the) aspect of taking care of them. You watch," he added, "My next one's gonna be really scary."
| 8/15/2008 5:02 AM |
Below is the press release issued by my office within the past hour. Due to her age - APD will not identify the juvenile vicitm at this time.
Police news release:
Case Number: 08-37678
Subject: Pit Bull Attacks Eastside Six Year-Old – Neighbors Credited for Helping
At about 2:24 PM on Tuesday – August 12th 2008 – Anchorage Police Day Shift Patrol Officers responded to a mobile home located at the 3300 block of Boniface Parkway to the reports of a dog attack.
According to the caller – a male neighbor – an adult male Pit Bull Terrier attacked a 6 year-old female in her mobile home. The neighbor – Troy Danforth was summoned by a 20 year-old caregiver of two young girls to assist the 6 year-old child. Troy Danforth armed himself with a handgun and ran to the neighboring home.
Danforth later told police that the male Pit Bull – known to him as ‘Dozer’ – was biting the babysitter in the arm as he approached the home. Danforth explained that he could see the six year-old lying lifeless on the floor of her home.
Danforth told officers that he kicked and yelled at the dog, and that Dozer released the arm of the babysitter. Danforth further explained that as Dozer began to run toward him, he fired at the dog with a handgun. Danforth stated that the dog would turn, run a few feet and turn towards him in another attack run. Danforth explained that he fired three or four times total at the dog during these attacks.
APD and AFD Dispatchers were told early on by the callers that the girl and the dog appeared dead at the time of their call. Responding officers discovered the dog – Dozer- alive and wounded lying under a snowmachine trailer in the nearby yard. Dozer is in the custody and care of Anchorage Animal Control. The fate of the animal will be determined at the conclusion of an investigation.
AFD Paramedics transported the 6 year-old girl by ambulance to a local hospital for emergency treatment. At last word, the girl had sustained life threatening injuries to her upper torso and was in critical condition. Late reports indicated that the victim was undergoing emergency surgery.
Note – The Anchorage Police Department would like to thank those persons who extended their help during and after this animal attack. The immediate efforts of Troy Danforth and Specialist 4th Class Kyle Mayeaux of the U.S. Army Alaska may have saved further injury and possible loss of life.
| 8/16/2008 3:02 AM |
She does the "jumpty-jump" with the pit bull then claps her hands like a complete fool. Hand clapping can send a pit bull into berserker mode! Also notice that Premer is a "volunteer" coordinator. Unpaid, she calls herself a person that "specializes" in working with pit bulls. This is not unlike our friend Jim Crosby that investigates fatal dog attacks for FREE and offers a hokey whitewash analysis.
Premer must have been devastated after the dog owners chose to euthanize Dozer. Harnessed with the Lion Tamer Complex, Premer must of thought SHE could have "fixed" Dozer and made him a safe dog. According to her "extensive" experience with pit bulls, a simple snap of the fingers can stop an unprovoked attack. Premer clearly does not understand what happens when a pit bull attacks.
It's really too bad and a disservice that news teams give people like Premer a voice. The voice only serves to give grandparents and unsuspecting parents a false sense of safety about these animals. I imagine the parents of the young girl attacked are beating themselves to a pulp right now, wishing they had never bought or adopted Dozer. Too late now, the child's life is forever ruined. We can thank folks like Premer for this...
| 8/16/2008 8:48 PM |
Now for almost a decade I have spoken to victims of dog attacks mainly pit bulls. The people that leave their children with this dog is unbelievable. You Tube is filled with these idiots having their pit bulls lick their infants. Sometimes it ends like this one--in a tragedy. These parents should be jailed. Also, for the local expert on pits --these dogs are very unpredictable a trait that helps them in the fighting pit. They should NEVER be around little children you stupid buffoon.