Tuesday, December 29, 2009
a marion county sheriff's deputy shot an aggressive pit bull.
the deputy saw the dogs run toward the back of a house. when the dos saw him, they both lunged at him, he tased the male. the dogs then ran to the back of the owner's home.
a woman told the deputy the dogs attacked her. another man came outside to see what was going on and the dogs attacked him. when the deputy tried to help the man, the dogs attacked the deputy.
the deputy fired two shots and the dogs ran away.
the dog owner, maisson faignant, said the dogs attacked that same man two weeks ago. faignant said the dogs had been digging underneath the chain link fence.
the deputies searched the neighborhood until they found the injured male dog. AC took the dog to be euthanized.
the female dog returned home. the dog's owner would be cited with a misdemeanor.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Police shot and killed two pit bulls Monday after the dogs tried to attack a boy and the officers.
Police responded to a dog attack call. The dogs had been chasing a kid on a bicycle.
Officers found the dogs to be aggressive and shot them out of self defense.
One of the dogs was run over. The dog survived and was still aggressive, so the officer got out and shot it.
The owner of the dogs has previously been cited.
A gray dog described as a 60-pound pit bull was shot in the jaw Sunday after he charged a police officer.
Officers were sent to Hillside Avenue about noon after police received a 911 call from residents saying a dog was attacking people in the street, Chong said. While one officer was interviewing a 76-year-old resident who said he had been chased by a gray pit bull, another officer walked down the street and spotted a dog matching that description sitting on a nearby porch.
As the officer approached, the dog charged at the officer and he shot him. The injured dog ran behind the house. AC was called and they took the pit to the vet hospital.
There is no record of anyone being bitten by the animal just several reports that he was chasing people.
The dog was not wearing any identification. The owner has not been identified and is being sought.
Friday, December 25, 2009
tune into this fucker blather on about his "compassionate", "beautiful", "vibrant" "loving" pit fighter for 17 1/2 minutes!
it is astonishing that the CBC gave brian hackner the mic for this long. must have been a pit nutter reporter like linda fucko at the pitt gazette.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Jennifer Gorcak and her dead pit bull. no fence, no tether.
RCMP were performing training exercises with their K9 on the property next to gorcak. gorcak let her pit outside and it attacked the police dog. officers were unsuccessful at separating the dogs and shot and killed the pit bull. of course the trashy pit nutter is saying her dog never left her yard.
one bullet: good job officers!
6 ft reinforced solid fencing should be mandatory for ALL pit owners.
nine sheep and goats were in a fenced off pen when five dogs, at least three of them large pit bulls jumped a fence and attacked.
farm hand armando infante grabbed a hoe and tried to go after what he thought was just one dog when he realized that there were five dogs. infante called the police and they couldn't stop the dogs, so they shot 3 of them. ac is trying to can find the remaining two dogs.
the dogs killed three. two others were ripped apart and still alive and were euthanized.
the owner of the goats/sheep, deborah campbell is heartbroken. she says the friendly herd now just huddles in the center of the field.
‘They seem very stressed they're very stressed the one older sheep that was the companion of the one that was pregnant she doesn’t want to eat she doesn't want to do anything they don't want to come up to us like they did they seem very upset." Campbell says.
the owner of at least three of the dogs lives about a half a mile away. 51 yr old richard watts is facing six civil citations for failing to control his dogs and for allowing them to become a public safety threat.
an abandoned female pit bull and her 10 day old puppies were put down after the mother bit an ac officer.
the officer responded to a report of a stray pit bull under a building when the dog turned on the officer.
police and firefighters were called for backup and the dog was then killed on scene.
nine puppies were taken by the county ac and were euthanized.
the puppies were too young to survive without their mother. one puppy was already dead at the scene.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Police arrested three people and fatally shot a dog while responding to a disturbance today on the Near Eastside.
Sgt. Paul Thompson, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokesman, said Herman Wright, 48, of the 200 block of North Summit Street, had threatened to shoot a tow truck driver and any police who helped him when the driver came to get Wright's gray Chevrolet Monte Carlo at 3:30 p.m. The car had been tagged as abandoned by the city.
Wright was belligerent when police officers got to his home and they had to use force to get him into handcuffs, according to an IMPD report. While Wright was being arrested by Officer John Walter, a large pit bull ran toward another officer who was standing near Wright's back door. Officer Brian Mack shot the dog with his service revolver, police said.
After the shooting Damon Lewis, 19, and Margaret Lewis, 40, began yelling at police, according to the report. Damon Lewis did not obey commands to show his hands and kneel to the ground and police used a stun gun to get him to submit to handcuffs, the report said.
Police said a 17-year-old girl then interfered with their investigation and would not obey their orders to leave the scene. She was also arrested and was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.
Wright faces preliminary charges of intimidation, a misdemeanor and resisting law enforcement. Damon Lewis was charged preliminarily with resisting law enforcement and misdemeanor possession of marijuana after he was found to be carrying a small baggie containing what appeared to be marijuana.
The dog died on the way to Indianapolis Animal Care.
two pit bulls were shot after attacking 2 women in uniontown, pensylvania.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
A Milton woman and her dog were bitten a neighbor's pit bull/boxer mix as she was walking with her dog and her roommate's dog in her front yard Friday afternoon. The attack ended when another neighbor shot the aggressive dog with a rifle. The dog UNFORTUNATELY survived.
24-year-old Lori Polerstock lives on Greenfield Avenue near Northline Road. On one side her neighbor is Jason Rickson and his wife Adriane, the owners of the dog that attacked, named Rascal. On the other side is Dave Cook, the man who shot Rascal with a .308 at close range. The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office says Cook first tried punching the dog to get it away from Polerstock but was not successful. Investigators say Polerstock was bitten when she tried to separate her dog, Tye, and the Rickson's animal.
The other dog Polerstock had been walking was her roommate's mutt, named Ralph. He ran away, evidently frightened by the gunfire. He was later found safe by someone at a nearby gas station.
the victims were still debating whether they should seek for the euthanization of the Rickson's mushy wiggle butt. the shooter called AC on prior occasions to complain about Rascal. not surprisingly, the Ricksons declined to be interviewed.
The Ricksons said their dog is only aggressive toward other male dogs, not people. oh well, that's okay then. They said their veterinary bill so far is about $2,000. The sheriff's office cited Rickson for having an unlicensed dog and letting a dog run at large.
Police fatally shot a small pug dog in the head last week while responding to a call on a quiet Edgemere block, telling superiors that the dog attacked them outside its Beach 43 Street home.
The incident began at 5:33 a.m. last Thursday, October 26, when Patricia Fernandez, who was already awake and getting ready for work, heard shots fired outside her home located on a quiet deadend street.
According to police sources, patrol cars had responded to the house next door on a child endangerment call.
Prior to the cop's arrival at the home next door, Fernandez's daughter-in-law let their 10-year-old pug, named Frank by the family, outside through the backyard at about 5:25 a.m., something they do with regularity. But with the dog off the leash, and police responding to the child endangerment call next door, Frank, weighing no more than 20 pounds, ran along the side of the house toward the police cars and was shot once in the eye and once in the jaw by an unidentified police officer from the 101 precinct.
The Fernandez family also owns a pitbull named Chance. Police sources say the officers were charged by the pit bull as well as Frank.
New York Magazine released a report this week detailing the shots fired reports of the NYPD during 2008. According to the weekly magazine, 142 of the department's 364 shots fired in 2008 were at dogs. Eighty-percent of them were pit bulls. Frank was a pug.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Ramapo police are investigating the death of a pit bull by a shotgun blast in its owner's back yard.
Denise DePalma heard what sounded like a shotgun blast in the yard of her Cherry Lane home soon after noon on Wednesday.
She looked outside, didn't see anything amiss and didn't think much of it until a short time later when Karma, the family's pet, was found in the yard, bloody and whimpering.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
A Silvis, Ill., man is facing felony charges for allegedly shooting and killing a family dog Saturday inside the Rock Island home of the animal’s owners.
Saquane Gaston, 29, of 1910 16th St., Apt. 4, is charged in Rock Island County Circuit Court with felony counts of aggravated cruelty to animals, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and reckless discharge of a firearm.
Gaston was a friend of the dog’s owners and they were accustomed to him coming in through their sliding glass door unannounced and Gaston was aware of the dog.
When Gaston came in Saturday, the owners of the pit bull claim the dog walked over to him and might have growled, but didn't attack. Gaston shot and killed the dog, firing 10 shots inside the residence.
Gaston is not in custody and his bond has been set at $100,000.
a couple has been charged with animal cruelty for beating and shooting their pit bull. the story goes like this:
pit bull puppy pees in the house.
woman punches puppy.
puppy bites woman.
man shoots puppy.
the pit bull puppy is still alive.
a rutherford county man unleashed his pit bull on a bondsman who was trying to serve warrants on his brother. the bondsman shot the dog. the bondsman will obtain the proper warrants to have the man arrested for aggravated assault. ac removed the dog from the home.
33 yr old Demetrius Birth started drinking around 11pm. he was playing with a gun and pointing it at his live-in girl friend and threatening to kill her. when the police arrived at 2:30, birth left his trusty pit bull to greet the officers at the front door while he ran out the back door. the pit bull was shot and birth was arrested. Demetrius Birth will now add false imprisonment, harassment and domestic assault with a weapon to his history of burglary and robbery.
birth is being held without bail at the polk county jail.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Police killed a pit bull that attacked a 46 yr old man near the intersection of East 60th Street and South Vernon Avenue. The attack occurred bout 10:45 p.m.
Responding officers “destroyed” the dog.
His condition was unknown.
The incident occurred in a cargo area of the airport after the dogs' owner dropped them off to be shipped overseas aboard Korean Air Flight 94.
The police responded to a report of a dog fight at the Air France cargo building around 9:40. The two pits were involved in a vicious fight. police tried pepper spray, but he ended up having to shoot the dog.
The dogs arrived in separate kennels, one chewed out of its container and into the other's. Police did not release the name of the owner.
no charges. case closed.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
A Sullivan County grand jury has cleared a Kingsport Police Department officer of any criminal wrongdoing for the fatal shooting of a pit bull earlier this year.
Officer Darrell Johnson shot the pit bull on Sunday, June 21, about 7 p.m. According to Kingsport Police Deputy Chief David Quillin, officers were chasing two suspects in the area of Carrington Court when Johnson crossed a low wire fence on Derwood Court, encountered three "pit bull/bulldog-type dogs" and shot and killed one after an unsuccessful attempt to retreat.
Before making their decision, Wells said the grand jury saw the evidence collected by the TBI, listened to interviews of the only two people who claimed to be eyewitnesses to the shooting - neither of which were the dog's owner - and also heard statements of other people who came outside after hearing the gunshots.
"They asked all the questions that they wanted to ask, and they determined that the officer should not be held criminally responsible for what he did," Wells concluded.
An incident unfolded at 8:49 a.m. after Palm Bay Police were called to Woodlake Village Apartments at the intersection of Palm Bay Road and Lipscomb Street to investigate a disturbance involving three women and a man.
“We went out there in regard to a disturbance call and were having a hard time getting the parties involved to come out of the apartment,” said Sgt. Mark Renkins of the Pam Bay Police Department.
Another woman turned up at the apartment but refused to follow police orders and was arrested, officials said. At that point, a pit bull ran out of the apartment toward one of the officers.
“It was rushing the officer. The officer actually backed up,” Renkins said.
The dog continued to charge when the officer fired one shot, killing the animal, officials said.
The officer was not injured.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Deputy Stephen Spencer was approaching a home on Kingston Avenue in Daytona Beach when a pit bull ran out through a fence and attacked him.
The dog bit the deputy on the calf before the deputy was able to fire off two shots. At least one hit the dog, but did not kill it.
Deputies said the dog's owner is cooperating with the investigation. The pit bull has been turned over to animal control.
During the investigation of a dog bite incident, the dog reportedly became aggressive and got out of the cage. Animal Control employees made several unsuccessful attempts to secure the dog. The dog then charged towards one of the responding officers. Fearing imminent danger for his safety and the safety of others, the officer fired his service weapon, striking and injuring the dog.
Animal Control officers were then able to secure the dog, which has subsequently been euthanized.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
A Chicago police officer shot and killed a pit bull dog today that had attacked five people.
An officer spotted a pit bull chasing three young girls about 1:40 p.m. When the officer saw the dog bite one of the girls, he fired a shot in the direction of the dog, startling the animal and forcing it to let go of the child. As the dog went after another girl, the officer shot and killed the animal, Lesniak said.
Brian Hunt, whose 11-year-old daughter, Felica, was bitten on the left thigh and arm, credited the officer's action with saving the children. Felica and her two friends were returning from the store when the dog gave chase, Hunt said. The third friend was able to climb on to a car and wasn't injured, Hunt said.
Hunt's daughter and friend were the dog's second set of victims. Just before they were bitten, a mother and her two children were bitten a short distance away. All five victims were taken to Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center, where they were treated and released, police said.
Police weren't able to locate the dog's owner.
Friday, December 4, 2009
An East Palo Alto police officer shot two pit bulls that had mauled a small dog being walked by its owner Wednesday evening and then approached responding officers in a "vicious manner".
A woman was taking her poodle mix for a walk in the 2500 block of Hazelwood Way around 6:45 p.m. when the two pit bulls attacked her dog.
"The dogs suddenly attacked the dog she was walking, tore the leash off and picked the dog up with their jaws and ran off with it," he said.
When officers arrived, the pit bulls were still mauling the poodle mix, which was killed, in a grassy alleyway between two homes. The smaller of the two pit bulls charged at the two responding officers and one of the officers fired three rounds at the dog.
The larger of the two pit bulls then charged at the officers and the same officer fired five rounds, killing the dog. The smaller of the pit bulls was picked up by animal control officers and didn't know whether that dog survived.
Police have responded to the neighborhood on multiple occasions due to the pit bulls, which have attacked and killed other dogs.