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Anonymous Anonymous  |  5/11/2009 5:47 AM  |  Flag  
Dangerous and defective product...Time for breeder product liability laws!

Anonymous foolMeOnce  |  5/11/2009 9:41 AM  |  Flag  
The PSCPA has had the koolaid. How sad! Whenever people "in authority" spout this nonsense, the pit-loving nuts sink their teeth into the nonsense and won't let go. Rachel Lee will be the new Voice of the Pit People.

Anonymous Jimmy O  |  5/11/2009 10:54 AM  |  Flag  
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2507347,00.html

Doesn't matter which continent you are on, pit bull attack their owners.

Blogger P.  |  5/11/2009 12:12 PM  |  Flag  
Before Howard Nelson left the PSPCA he had "committed" to the No Kill Equation program of Winograd. It appears that the Board is now taking that direction as well. When Rae left, the pit population at PACCA was 95%. So how can they get around euthanasia of all these to achieve "No Kill"? Deliberately misinform the public, adopt them out the door and wash their hands. "No Kill" is the culpit contributing to this epidemic.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  5/11/2009 12:34 PM  |  Flag  
I wonder if the PSPCA was formerly the "Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Philadelphia"? It seems the latter does not exist any longer. AND, the PSPCA is located in Philadelphia. Gotta wonder what happened to the agency. Today, Samuel McClain, would be burned at the stake.

More on SPCA organizations:

"an SPCA was originally an organization specifically formed to obtain constabulary law enforcement authority, and there was only one SPCA allowed per jurisdiction. The size of the eligible jurisdiction varied by state."

http://www.dogsbite.org/blog/2008/10/each-humane-society-is-separate-and.html

Anonymous Anonymous  |  5/11/2009 1:32 PM  |  Flag  
Douglas Rae admitted that he was placing pit bulls that others at PACCA deemed too aggressive to place.

HE ADMITTED IT!

He's a public menace, and now PSPCA seems to be doing the same through this Lee.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  5/11/2009 1:39 PM  |  Flag  
I found this on google "PSPCA Chief Investigative Veterinarian Dr. Rachel Lee and Director of Animal Health Dr. Ravi Murarka are performing thorough medical examinations on all of the animals."

Wasn't Murarka the one who was caught as the personal veterniarian of a pit bull fighter?

http://www.dogsbite.org/blog/2009/03/head-pspca-veterinarian-fired-over.html

So Lee was working with this guy, who was involved in the pit bull industry

Anonymous Anonymous  |  5/11/2009 1:50 PM  |  Flag  
Until the people responsible for these dangerous placements are held criminally and civilly liable when one of the dogs snaps and attacks, they will continue to endanger the public. It is time to go after every rung in the problem pit bull ladder, from the breeder, to the rescue or animal shelter, to the owners, and landlords if the owners rent. Hold each and every one liable. Make them pay the millions of dollars in medical bills to the victims. It is the only way they will ever clean up their acts. They don't care about human life, so hit them where it hurts them, in their pocket books.

Anonymous Trigger  |  5/11/2009 2:02 PM  |  Flag  
Head PSPCA Veterinarian Fired Over Alleged Care of Pit Bulls Under Investigation
----
http://tinyurl.com/qybwyp

At the time, "PSPCA acting CEO Beth Ann White was out of the country on vacation and could not comment." That was March 20th...The story basically dropped off the face of the earth. Between PACCA, the PSPCA, hirings, firings, pit bulls...What a mess in Philly (or a racket).

Blogger P.  |  5/11/2009 5:54 PM  |  Flag  
Any links on this statement made by Rae?

Anonymous Anonymous  |  5/11/2009 7:08 PM  |  Flag  
Yes. http://www.zoominfo.com/people/Rae_Douglas_1294492479.aspx

"Winograd also says that the animal save-rate is 50 percent on days Derby is in charge and 70 percent on days when Rae makes the life-and-death calls.
...
'I have an opinion about what an aggressive dog is, Tara has an opinion about what an aggressive dog is, but today we're closer to the center,' Rae says.

(Also From a Phildelphia Daily News article "Winograd also says that the animal save-rate is 50 percent on days Derby is in charge and 70 percent on days when Rae makes the life-and-death calls. Rae declined to comment on Winograd's numbers, but concedes that he and Derby had disagreements about when a dog is too dangerous to be adopted.)
..."

Tara Derby, who was doing things like handing out dogs to known abusers in an effort to make No Kill appear to work, was still euthanizing some dogs she felt were too aggressive, as reflected in her higher euthanasia numbers on days when she was in charge.

Douglas Rae was placing dogs that even Derby, certainly a No Kill extremist, thought were too aggressive to place!

Winograd didn't like that, which is why Winograd was then pushing Rae, who just plain old handed those aggressive dogs out to force the euthanasia numbers down to try to make Winograd's No Kill look better.

Anonymous Trigger  |  5/16/2009 9:07 AM  |  Flag  
Family Pit Bull Attacks 3 Family Members
-----
May 15, WASHINGTON DC - Two women and a boy have been taken to a hospital after they were attacked by a pit bull at a northwest Washington home.

D.C. fire department spokesman Alan Etter says they were apparently trying to keep the dog away from another pit bull that was kept at the home. Rescuers were called to the Petworth area home about 2 p.m. Friday.

Etter says two women have potentially serious injuries but are expected to survive. A boy about 10 years old also was bitten. His injuries are considered minor.

http://www.examiner.com/a-2017897~Pit_bull_attacks_3_people_at_DC_home.html

Anonymous Anonymous  |  5/17/2009 3:23 PM  |  Flag  
More pit bulls attacking their owners [May 17, 2009]

Kentwood couple staying in truck with five pitbulls are bitten after dogs started fighting
----------
"KENTWOOD - A couple staying in a truck with five pitbulls were injured Sunday morning after attempting to break up a fight between the dogs.

Floyd "Al" Griffin, 53, said his son, Chris Griffin, 29, had been living in a Jeep Grand Cherokee truck for about a month with the dogs he identified as Sweet Pea, Rudy, Izzi, Cowboy and Annie.

Kentwood Police Sgt. Douglas Wegener said Chris Griffin received several deep bites on his arm, and the woman, Jacqueline Potts, 20, suffered a broken wrist. There were no life-threatening injuries."

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2009/05/kentwood_couple_living_in_truc.html

Anonymous Trigger  |  5/19/2009 4:21 PM  |  Flag  
Another Pennsylvania pit bull owner was attacked by its dog. Police first Tasered the animal, the shot it dead.

MAY 19, 2009 - "Police used a Taser to free an Indiana County man being attacked by his own pit bull Monday afternoon outside his Fifth Street home. Indiana Borough police said after being Tasered, the dog became aggressive again and approached officers, who pulled out their guns and put down the dog."

http://www.wpxi.com/news/19503427/detail.html

Anonymous Anonymous  |  5/24/2009 1:23 PM  |  Flag  
Another Philadelphia person MAULED BY THEIR PIT BULL:
------
MAY 24, 2009 - "The 43-year-old homeowner said she had been attacked by her daughter's pit bull and the dog was blocking their escape from the upstairs of the home...The woman was severely bitten on the arm and is being treated at Hahnemann Hospital...The victim told police the mauling happened when she tried to break up a fight between the pit bull and another dog. She also said the pit bull was under her care because it had bitten one of her daughter's neighbors. She says her daughter was trying to find the dog a new home."

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=6829208

Anonymous Anonymous  |  5/30/2009 12:39 PM  |  Flag  
Man Attacked By His Pit Bull Airlifted to Hospital
----
May 30, 2009: "NORTH PORT - A 62-year-old North Port man was flown by helicopter to a hospital early Friday morning after he was attacked by his own dog. According to North Port Fire Rescue, the man was attempting to break up a fight between his pit bull and another neighborhood dog around 3 a.m. at his Ashland Lane home when the pit bull attacked him. The man suffered a puncture wound to the left tricep and a compound fracture of both bones in his left forearm, officials said. He was treated by Fire Rescue, then flown by Bayflight to the hospital."

http://www.sunnewspapers.net/articles/llnews.aspx?articleID=13069&bnpg=0

Anonymous MamaDog  |  6/28/2009 6:36 PM  |  Flag  
The PSPCA appears to be quite the organization (June-2009):

"MIGHT THE appointment of Sue Cosby to run the Pennsylvania SPCA end the two-year civil war between PSPCA supporters and those of the defunct Philadelphia Animal Care and Control Association (PACCA)?

...Cosby is the third PSPCA CEO in four months, following Howard Nelson, who fled under fire in February, and interim CEO Beth Anne White, who spent three months in the free-fire zone battling accusations of fudged "save" rates and botched medical protocols that resulted in vast numbers of sick dogs and cats."

http://tinyurl.com/l3tbwm

Anonymous Anonymous  |  7/07/2009 10:24 PM  |  Flag  
Pit bull shot and killed after attacking its owner
---
June 7, 2009 - A pit bull was shot to death in Basehor today while attacking its owner, who went to the emergency room with a non-life-threatening injury. Animal control officer Donald Wilson said the owner was attacked about noon at his home near 155th Terrace and Walnut Court. A friend, who was with the man when the attack occurred, retrieved a shotgun in the house and shot the dog. The man requested to have another pit bull he owns euthanized, Wilson said. That dog participated in the attack, though without as much severity.
---
http://www.kansascity.com/news/breaking_news/story/1311561.html

Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/15/2009 1:11 PM  |  Flag  
Man attacked by his own pit bull - wife shoots dog dead - man requires helicopter airlift due to injuries.

AUGUST 2009 -- North Port man was attacked by his own dog Friday and had to be taken by helicopter to a hospital. Police said that Jason Crawford, 33, was bitten multiple times in the leg by his "pit-bull type dog" at his home in the 4300 block of Badosa Road. Crawford's wife shot the dog dead when she could not restrain it, police said. Police said there appeared to be a domestic disturbance when the dog attacked Crawford. Three North Port officers and an animal control officer responded and found the animal lying on the ground dead and Crawford bleeding from the leg. Crawford was flown to Lee Memorial Hospital.
---
http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20090815/article/908151030

Anonymous Trigger  |  8/30/2009 7:18 PM  |  Flag  
Dog attack leaves owner in hospital

August 30, 2009 -- A man is in hospital after being attacked by his own dog at Green Valley in south-western Sydney. Police say a pit-bull terrier bit the 34-year-old on the face, left leg and groin last night. The injured man was taken to hospital where he is expected to have surgery. The man's wife and six children were home at the time but not hurt.
---
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/08/31/2671406.htm

Blogger P.  |  9/02/2009 5:43 PM  |  Flag  
Sue Cosby was the COO prior to Rae at PACCA. All is lost in Philly, can anyone say slow learners?

Anonymous Trigger  |  9/02/2009 7:59 PM  |  Flag  
Remember that Vick is in Philly now. I imagine the Eagles will be spending some dollars in the community to prevent dogfighting, as well as educating people about the "status" issue (the need to own the baddest dog on the block). We may see a reduction in the number of dangerous pit bulls in the city as a result. One can only hope.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  9/10/2009 12:39 PM  |  Flag  
Pit bull bites off owner's hand:

SEPTEMBER 2009 -- "A 48-year-old Monroe County man had his right hand severed by a pit bull dog in his house Tuesday morning, according to state police at Swiftwater. Trooper went to check on John M. Venezia at his home at 1730 Red Rock Road in Paradise Township after he didn't show up for work Tuesday morning. When they arrived around 8:45 a.m., a state police news release said troopers found Venezia lying unconscious and his "right hand had been bitten off by a pit bull dog in the house."
---
http://www.mcall.com/news/all-dog-hand-091009-cn,0,5443861.story

Anonymous Anonymous  |  9/18/2009 1:23 AM  |  Flag  
This appears to be another instance of a pit bull SEVERING its owner's arm (or rather this terribly injured woman, Patricia Thiel, 39, "lived with" the pit bull's owner).

September 17, 2009 - In a horrific moment (on video), witness Dominique states, "I heard the human screeching, the screeching that I'm being killed by a dog." She then said that the dog's owner Robert Jacks, 53, seemed uncaring about Thiel's severe injuries. "The only thing he said was, 'What happened to my dog?'"

The shooter states: "I fired a warning round into the ground. And the dog looked at me and went right back to chewing her. If I didn't take the shot, she was going to die. I said darling you've got to move over just a little bit, AND SHE DID (while her arm was being chewed down to the bone). If it wasn't for that, I was going to take the shot anyhow. I didn't want to take the chance on hurting her, but she would have died," Joseph Wharton, 48, said.

Video link:
http://www2.tbo.com/video/2009/sep/17/100-pound-pit-bull-attacks-06217/video-news/

Story link:
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/sep/17/172007/dogs-attack-woman-st-pete-least-1-animal-shot/news-breaking/

Anonymous Trigger  |  10/07/2009 3:00 PM  |  Flag  
Another pit bull owner in Pennsylvania attacked by his dog.

October 7 -- "That's where, police say, the man was attacked by his pit bull. When officers arrived, they had to shoot and kill the dog to avoid being attacked. The man was taken to Temple University Hospital with severe lacerations to his face."

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=7052747&rss=rss-wpvi-article-7052747

Blogger bitbypit  |  6/12/2010 9:36 PM  |  Flag  
In March of this year, DogsBite.org had to migrate to a new Blogger platform. This migration caused the loss of many comments on previous blog posts. We've supplied some of the original comments to this post manually:

by Anonymous Anonymous 5/11/2009 4:47 AM
Dangerous and defective product...Time for breeder product liability laws!

by Anonymous foolMeOnce 5/11/2009 8:41 AM
The PSCPA has had the koolaid. How sad! Whenever people "in authority" spout this nonsense, the pit-loving nuts sink their teeth into the nonsense and won't let go. Rachel Lee will be the new Voice of the Pit People.

by Anonymous Jimmy O 5/11/2009 9:54 AM
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2507347,00.html

Doesn't matter which continent you are on, pit bull attack their owners.

by Blogger P. 5/11/2009 11:12 AM
Before Howard Nelson left the PSPCA he had "committed" to the No Kill Equation program of Winograd. It appears that the Board is now taking that direction as well. When Rae left, the pit population at PACCA was 95%. So how can they get around euthanasia of all these to achieve "No Kill"? Deliberately misinform the public, adopt them out the door and wash their hands. "No Kill" is the culpit contributing to this epidemic.

by Anonymous Anonymous 5/11/2009 11:34 AM
I wonder if the PSPCA was formerly the "Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Philadelphia"? It seems the latter does not exist any longer. AND, the PSPCA is located in Philadelphia. Gotta wonder what happened to the agency. Today, Samuel McClain, would be burned at the stake.

More on SPCA organizations:

"an SPCA was originally an organization specifically formed to obtain constabulary law enforcement authority, and there was only one SPCA allowed per jurisdiction. The size of the eligible jurisdiction varied by state."

http://www.dogsbite.org/blog/2008/10/each-humane-society-is-separate-and.html

by Anonymous Anonymous 5/11/2009 12:32 PM
Douglas Rae admitted that he was placing pit bulls that others at PACCA deemed too aggressive to place.

HE ADMITTED IT!

He's a public menace, and now PSPCA seems to be doing the same through this Lee.

by Anonymous Anonymous 5/11/2009 12:39 PM
I found this on google "PSPCA Chief Investigative Veterinarian Dr. Rachel Lee and Director of Animal Health Dr. Ravi Murarka are performing thorough medical examinations on all of the animals."

Wasn't Murarka the one who was caught as the personal veterniarian of a pit bull fighter?

http://www.dogsbite.org/blog/2009/03/head-pspca-veterinarian-fired-over.html

So Lee was working with this guy, who was involved in the pit bull industry

by Anonymous Anonymous 5/11/2009 12:50 PM
Until the people responsible for these dangerous placements are held criminally and civilly liable when one of the dogs snaps and attacks, they will continue to endanger the public. It is time to go after every rung in the problem pit bull ladder, from the breeder, to the rescue or animal shelter, to the owners, and landlords if the owners rent. Hold each and every one liable. Make them pay the millions of dollars in medical bills to the victims. It is the only way they will ever clean up their acts. They don't care about human life, so hit them where it hurts them, in their pocket books.

Blogger bitbypit  |  6/12/2010 9:42 PM  |  Flag  
And another grouping:

by Anonymous Trigger 5/11/2009 1:02 PM
Head PSPCA Veterinarian Fired Over Alleged Care of Pit Bulls Under Investigation
----
http://tinyurl.com/qybwyp

At the time, "PSPCA acting CEO Beth Ann White was out of the country on vacation and could not comment." That was March 20th...The story basically dropped off the face of the earth. Between PACCA, the PSPCA, hirings, firings, pit bulls...What a mess in Philly (or a racket).

by Blogger P. 5/11/2009 4:54 PM
Any links on this statement made by Rae?

by Anonymous Anonymous 5/11/2009 6:08 PM
Yes. http://www.zoominfo.com/people/Rae_Douglas_1294492479.aspx

"Winograd also says that the animal save-rate is 50 percent on days Derby is in charge and 70 percent on days when Rae makes the life-and-death calls.
...
'I have an opinion about what an aggressive dog is, Tara has an opinion about what an aggressive dog is, but today we're closer to the center,' Rae says.

(Also From a Phildelphia Daily News article "Winograd also says that the animal save-rate is 50 percent on days Derby is in charge and 70 percent on days when Rae makes the life-and-death calls. Rae declined to comment on Winograd's numbers, but concedes that he and Derby had disagreements about when a dog is too dangerous to be adopted.)
..."

Tara Derby, who was doing things like handing out dogs to known abusers in an effort to make No Kill appear to work, was still euthanizing some dogs she felt were too aggressive, as reflected in her higher euthanasia numbers on days when she was in charge.

Douglas Rae was placing dogs that even Derby, certainly a No Kill extremist, thought were too aggressive to place!

Winograd didn't like that, which is why Winograd was then pushing Rae, who just plain old handed those aggressive dogs out to force the euthanasia numbers down to try to make Winograd's No Kill look better.

by Anonymous Trigger 5/16/2009 8:07 AM
Family Pit Bull Attacks 3 Family Members
-----
May 15, WASHINGTON DC - Two women and a boy have been taken to a hospital after they were attacked by a pit bull at a northwest Washington home.

D.C. fire department spokesman Alan Etter says they were apparently trying to keep the dog away from another pit bull that was kept at the home. Rescuers were called to the Petworth area home about 2 p.m. Friday.

Etter says two women have potentially serious injuries but are expected to survive. A boy about 10 years old also was bitten. His injuries are considered minor.

http://www.examiner.com/a-2017897~Pit_bull_attacks_3_people_at_DC_home.html

by Anonymous Anonymous 5/17/2009 2:23 PM
More pit bulls attacking their owners [May 17, 2009]

Kentwood couple staying in truck with five pitbulls are bitten after dogs started fighting
----------
"KENTWOOD - A couple staying in a truck with five pitbulls were injured Sunday morning after attempting to break up a fight between the dogs.

Floyd "Al" Griffin, 53, said his son, Chris Griffin, 29, had been living in a Jeep Grand Cherokee truck for about a month with the dogs he identified as Sweet Pea, Rudy, Izzi, Cowboy and Annie.

Kentwood Police Sgt. Douglas Wegener said Chris Griffin received several deep bites on his arm, and the woman, Jacqueline Potts, 20, suffered a broken wrist. There were no life-threatening injuries."

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2009/05/kentwood_couple_living_in_truc.html

Blogger bitbypit  |  6/12/2010 9:44 PM  |  Flag  
And another grouping:

by Anonymous Trigger 5/19/2009 3:21 PM
Another Pennsylvania pit bull owner was attacked by its dog. Police first Tasered the animal, the shot it dead.

MAY 19, 2009 - "Police used a Taser to free an Indiana County man being attacked by his own pit bull Monday afternoon outside his Fifth Street home. Indiana Borough police said after being Tasered, the dog became aggressive again and approached officers, who pulled out their guns and put down the dog."

http://www.wpxi.com/news/19503427/detail.html

by Anonymous Anonymous 5/24/2009 12:23 PM
Another Philadelphia person MAULED BY THEIR PIT BULL:
------
MAY 24, 2009 - "The 43-year-old homeowner said she had been attacked by her daughter's pit bull and the dog was blocking their escape from the upstairs of the home...The woman was severely bitten on the arm and is being treated at Hahnemann Hospital...The victim told police the mauling happened when she tried to break up a fight between the pit bull and another dog. She also said the pit bull was under her care because it had bitten one of her daughter's neighbors. She says her daughter was trying to find the dog a new home."

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=6829208

by Anonymous Anonymous 5/30/2009 11:39 AM
Man Attacked By His Pit Bull Airlifted to Hospital
----
May 30, 2009: "NORTH PORT - A 62-year-old North Port man was flown by helicopter to a hospital early Friday morning after he was attacked by his own dog. According to North Port Fire Rescue, the man was attempting to break up a fight between his pit bull and another neighborhood dog around 3 a.m. at his Ashland Lane home when the pit bull attacked him. The man suffered a puncture wound to the left tricep and a compound fracture of both bones in his left forearm, officials said. He was treated by Fire Rescue, then flown by Bayflight to the hospital."

http://www.sunnewspapers.net/articles/llnews.aspx?articleID=13069&bnpg=0

by Anonymous MamaDog 6/28/2009 5:36 PM
The PSPCA appears to be quite the organization (June-2009):

"MIGHT THE appointment of Sue Cosby to run the Pennsylvania SPCA end the two-year civil war between PSPCA supporters and those of the defunct Philadelphia Animal Care and Control Association (PACCA)?

...Cosby is the third PSPCA CEO in four months, following Howard Nelson, who fled under fire in February, and interim CEO Beth Anne White, who spent three months in the free-fire zone battling accusations of fudged "save" rates and botched medical protocols that resulted in vast numbers of sick dogs and cats."

http://tinyurl.com/l3tbwm

by Anonymous Anonymous 7/07/2009 9:24 PM
Pit bull shot and killed after attacking its owner
---
June 7, 2009 - A pit bull was shot to death in Basehor today while attacking its owner, who went to the emergency room with a non-life-threatening injury. Animal control officer Donald Wilson said the owner was attacked about noon at his home near 155th Terrace and Walnut Court. A friend, who was with the man when the attack occurred, retrieved a shotgun in the house and shot the dog. The man requested to have another pit bull he owns euthanized, Wilson said. That dog participated in the attack, though without as much severity.
---
http://www.kansascity.com/news/breaking_news/story/1311561.html

Blogger bitbypit  |  6/12/2010 9:47 PM  |  Flag  
And the last grouping:

by Anonymous Anonymous 8/15/2009 12:11 PM
Man attacked by his own pit bull - wife shoots dog dead - man requires helicopter airlift due to injuries.

AUGUST 2009 -- North Port man was attacked by his own dog Friday and had to be taken by helicopter to a hospital. Police said that Jason Crawford, 33, was bitten multiple times in the leg by his "pit-bull type dog" at his home in the 4300 block of Badosa Road. Crawford's wife shot the dog dead when she could not restrain it, police said...
---
http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20090815/article/908151030

by Anonymous Trigger 8/30/2009 6:18 PM
Dog attack leaves owner in hospital

August 30, 2009 -- A man is in hospital after being attacked by his own dog at Green Valley in south-western Sydney. Police say a pit-bull terrier bit the 34-year-old on the face, left leg and groin last night. The injured man was taken to hospital where he is expected to have surgery.
---
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/08/31/2671406.htm

by Blogger P. 9/02/2009 4:43 PM
Sue Cosby was the COO prior to Rae at PACCA. All is lost in Philly, can anyone say slow learners?

by Anonymous Trigger 9/02/2009 6:59 PM
Remember that Vick is in Philly now. I imagine the Eagles will be spending some dollars in the community to prevent dogfighting, as well as educating people about the "status" issue (the need to own the baddest dog on the block). We may see a reduction in the number of dangerous pit bulls in the city as a result. One can only hope.

by Anonymous Anonymous 9/10/2009 11:39 AM
Pit bull bites off owner's hand:

SEPTEMBER 2009 -- "A 48-year-old Monroe County man had his right hand severed by a pit bull dog in his house Tuesday morning, according to state police at Swiftwater. Trooper went to check on John M. Venezia at his home at 1730 Red Rock Road in Paradise Township after he didn't show up for work Tuesday morning."
---
http://www.mcall.com/news/all-dog-hand-091009-cn,0,5443861.story

by Anonymous Anonymous 9/18/2009 12:23 AM
This appears to be another instance of a pit bull SEVERING its owner's arm (or rather this terribly injured woman, Patricia Thiel, 39, "lived with" the pit bull's owner).

September 17, 2009 - In a horrific moment (on video), witness Dominique states, "I heard the human screeching, the screeching that I'm being killed by a dog." She then said that the dog's owner Robert Jacks, 53, seemed uncaring about Thiel's severe injuries. "The only thing he said was, 'What happened to my dog?'"

The shooter states: "I fired a warning round into the ground. And the dog looked at me and went right back to chewing her. If I didn't take the shot, she was going to die. I said darling you've got to move over just a little bit, AND SHE DID (while her arm was being chewed down to the bone). If it wasn't for that, I was going to take the shot anyhow. I didn't want to take the chance on hurting her, but she would have died," Joseph Wharton, 48, said.

Video link:
http://www2.tbo.com/video/2009/sep/17/100-pound-pit-bull-attacks-06217/video-news/

Story link:
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/sep/17/172007/dogs-attack-woman-st-pete-least-1-animal-shot/news-breaking/

by Anonymous Trigger 10/07/2009 2:00 PM
Another pit bull owner in Pennsylvania attacked by his dog.

October 7 -- "That's where, police say, the man was attacked by his pit bull. When officers arrived, they had to shoot and kill the dog to avoid being attacked. The man was taken to Temple University Hospital with severe lacerations to his face."

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=7052747&rss=rss-wpvi-article-7052747

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