30 Days Amnesty
Melbourne, AU - In the wake of a little girl brutally killed by a pit bull-mix in a "home-invasion" attack, the Baillieu Government is rushing new laws through Parliament to arm council officers with the power to seize and destroy unregistered restricted dog breeds.1 Prior to this, crosses of restricted breeds could escape inclusion on the dangerous dogs register. Owners of pit bull crosses have one month to register their dogs or face the animal's seizure an… [Read full blog post]
Safety Issues Persist
Gig Harbor, WA - On August 21, 2007, two pit bulls entered a residential home through a side sliding door and attacked a disabled woman while she slept. The victim, 59-year-old Sue Gorman, suffered serious injuries to her face, forearms and hands. Prior to the incident, animal control had made over a dozen visits to the home of the dogs' owners due to complaints by area residents. Gorman alone had called 911 at least ten times leading up to the attack.
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Pit bull attack victim, Tyah Norris.
UPDATE 01/03/11: The family of Tyah Norris has released recovery photos of Tyah four months after she was mauled by three pit bulls. Tyah endured hundreds of stitches, multiple surgeries and spent nearly three weeks at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital following the incident. Her visits to the hospital since have shifted from weekly to monthly. Like most pit bull scalp attack victims, Tyah underwent skin grafting and wil… [Read full blog post]
Breaks Dog's Back
Oakland County, MI - Back in June, Gloria and Steve Chrisman, like many others, witnessed pit bull dog aggression first hand. This aggression is acceptable by pit bull owners, advocates and pit bull lobbying groups. Such groups claim that pit bulls are dog-aggressive not human-aggressive and therefore do not pose a risk to the public. Animal advocacy groups like Best Friends and the ASPCA support this deceptive claim and strongly pit bull laws, including… [Read full blog post]
Home Invasion Attack
Fort Collins, CO - A Fort Collins pit bull has been euthanized after it entered into a neighbor's home and killed a pet cat in front of the shaken family, including two children. The pit bull, an 18-month-old dog named Lucky, chased a 2-year-old tan-and-white tabby named Simon upstairs into a bedroom and held the cat in an ironclad bite. "The dog clamped onto him and never let go," said Shannon Watson, the cat's owner. "He was just shaking it like a rag doll."
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