6-Year Old May Need Skin Grafts After Pit Bull Attack in La Vista

From left: Aliyah Balquier, pit bull wound, fence corner, Mark Langan (NHS). Aliyah's Story Unfolds UPDATE 05/22/09: The Omaha World-Herald reports, "The dog, named Stix, pushed against the fence, which leaned with his weight. He stuck his head over and latched onto Aliyah's arm. The neighbor had to punch Stix repeatedly to get him to let go." WOWT has a slightly different story, and a video that depicts Aliyah, her injuries, the fenced area and a brief message by Mark Langan… [Read full blog post]

Frankie Flora's Uncle Speaks to Eyewitness News About his Recovery

Frankie Flora was attacked by a pit bull adopted out by "Out of the Pits" rescue. Bake Sale: May 17 UPDATE 05/15/09: The bake sale to help raise funds for Frankie's future surgeries is swiftly approaching. The bake sale, organized by Dora Celestino of Poughkeepsie, will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17 at the Stop & Shop on Route 9 (view map) in the Town of Poughkeepsie. If you have helped organize a separate benefit for Frankie, or know about one, please leave this information i… [Read full blog post]

Pit Bull Attack Victim Airlifted to Regional Burn Center in Tampa

Health Complications North Port, FL - Last week, the Charlotte Sun reported about a serious pit bull attack that occurred in March. The attack required the victim, Ralph Velardi, to be airlifted to Regional Burn Center at Tampa General Hospital. The victim suffered severe facial trauma, in addition to part of his scalp being ripped off and both of his ears. At the time of the attack, Velardi had been walking to his car. The pit bull owner said he "didn't know" how the dogs got out.… [Read full blog post]

Editorial: Pit Bull Owners 'Too Vacuous' to Consider Consequences

Citizens Need Protection Eustis, Fl - We recently wrote a post about 22-year old Tracy Lindsey, who was brutally attacked by two pit bulls while out for a jog. Lindsey's wounds are so severe she cannot even hold her two daughters, 3-year-old Gabriel and 18-month-old Annabel. On Monday, Lindsey underwent a three-hour surgery during which doctors assessed the nerve damage in her leg. She faces six more surgeries to repair muscle and reconstruct the limb with skin grafts. Her m… [Read full blog post]