How a Pit Bull Fulfills its Destiny: Breed-Specific Traits
Family pit bull named "Scarface" mauls family after owner tries to put a sweater on it.
Family Pit Bull Berserks
Tampa, FL - In a story that has gone national now, we remind readers of breed-specific traits. Last Friday, WTSB reported that a family pit bull named "Scarface" attacked three family members after its owner tried to put a sweater on it. Brenda Guerrero, 52, went outside to put a sweater on the dog, when it bega… [Read full blog post]
Linda Henry after surviving a near fatal pit bull mauling.
Victim After Mauling
UPDATE 05/31/13: Linda Henry who was nearly mauled to death by her own pit bulls in March, recently spoke to WDSU.com. Henry suffered the loss of both arms and disfiguring eye injury in the savage attack. The dogs also ripped most of her scalp from her skull. "The worst part," Henry said, "was my head." Henry underwent skin grafts this week to replace the skin that was ripped from her skull. A local com… [Read full blog post]
Michelle Edwards and a male victim following the double mauling.
Police Shoot, Kill DogSt. Clair, AU - If the title of this post and photo caption were missing and only the two images appeared, what would the average person think happened? Victims of a multiple shooting might come to mind or a serious automobile accident. What would not come to mind is that a family "pet" inflicted these injuries. In the state of New South Wales, a family Staffordshire bull terrier, named Chopp… [Read full blog post]
Pit Bull Attacks Owner
Mesa, AZ - According to Mesa police, an 18-year old named Raul went inside his home to get a video game for a friend when his pit bull, named Chico, attacked. "The 18-year old suffered severe lacerations to the face. "We got him out of the apartment and he was transported to Scottsdale Memorial Hospital," said Mesa Police Sgt. Dan Butler. Police said that initially, the victim was so traumatized by his appearance, he told officers to shoot him.
A pit bull att… [Read full blog post]
Crime scene: One Independence Court luxury apartment.
Apartment "Ransacked"Hoboken, NJ - In a scene described as resembling the movie "Jaws," a pet pit bull1 exploded into a "savage biting rampage" late Thursday night sending three victims, including the dogs' owner, to the hospital. Witness Paul Michael said, "It didn't look like she was going to make it. She was bad. Her entire leg was torn up." Police eventually shot and killed the attacking dog. The incident left the lu… [Read full blog post]
Busts Through DoorRockville, MD - Lying in a hospital bed, Orlando Romero spoke to the Washington Post about what it was like to be attacked by his large pit bull-rottweiler mix, a dog that had bitten his son1 last month. The dog, named Jesus, had shown signs of aggression for about two months prior to the incident that hospitalized Romero. His injuries include: bites to his left arm down to the bone, damaged muscles and nerves and a large hole in his wrist requiring 150 stitches.… [Read full blog post]
Victim in ICU
Paradise Township, PA - In a developing story, a pet pit bull severed the hand of its owner. Police found 48-year old John M. Venezia lying in his hallway unconscious with his hand bitten off. State police shot and killed the pit bull when it lunged at an officer trying to give aid to Venezia. The victim was taken by ambulance to Pocono Medical Center where he remains in intensive care. There is no question that had police not arrived when they did, Venezia would have bl… [Read full blog post]
UPDATE 08/19/09: Michael Baggett has been arrested again. Earlier this month he was charged with obstruction of justice and filing a false police report after his pit bull violently attacked his mother and her dog. Both he and his mother, Sandra Manes, lied about the incident and blamed it on a "rottweiler-mix." Over the weekend, Baggett was arrested and charged with two counts of prescription fraud after an incident Saturday at a CVS Pharmacy on Courthouse R… [Read full blog post]