Kirksville, MO - A pit bull named Caesar recently broke through his owner's screen door to chase another dog. Next, the animal approached a letter carrier with a "wagging" tail. Caesar then launched an attack on letter carrier Danny Pagliai who suffered multiple bites to his arm and received multiple stitches. According to the dog's owner, Niki Parrish, this type of behavior is "totally out of character" for Caesar. She also blamed the unprovoked attack on the… [Read full blog post]
Survives Shot to the Head
Mineral Wells, TX - A police officer was forced to shoot an aggressive pit bull multiple times with a shotgun after two pit bulls attacked Edward Lew while he was riding his bike. Mineral Wells Chief of Police Mike McAllester said the June 3 incident was not the first problem with pit bulls in the area. Though he said it was "typical" of the breed. "Anytime you have to shoot a dog three times with double-ought buckshot, that’s an indication of how vicious th… [Read full blog post]
Gets Up After 6 BulletsOak Ridge, TN - An Oak Ridge police officer was forced to shoot an aggressive pit bull 11 times after the dog attacked and critically injured another dog. Animal control officer Don Russell responded to the initial call, but then called the Police Department for "dispatch" help. Russell found the pit bull covered in blood in the back yard of 121 Wellington Circle, standing over the other dog. The injured dog, which Russell believed to be dead, was lying on… [Read full blog post]
Months in Hospital
UPDATE 04/21/09: Gabe Cooper, 4-years old, remains in critical condition at Akron Children’s Hospital since being severely mauled by a pit bull April 10. He suffered extensive facial injuries in the attack. Jim Bond, Gabe’s maternal grandfather, said Gabe, who recently was taken off of a ventilator, starts a new round of facial reconstructive procedures today. His grandfather estimates Gabe will remain in the hospital for another couple of months.
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