“CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -
A Chesterfield golden retriever has been put down and the owner faces charges after an attack sent a woman to the hospital.
Kim DeMaree is now back home after the attack left her with severe muscle damage in her arm.
“The whole time I was screaming, ‘Oh my God!’” recalls Kim DeMaree. “I mean you see this stuff on television. It’s just crazy.”
Chesterfield animal control released a statement saying they decided to put the dog down after an investigation.”
“Dominique Badea, 30, of Lima, remained in critical condition at St. Rita’s Medical Center on Tuesday. He was attacked by two Cane Corso dogs Monday morning. An officer said Badea suffered bites to both legs, both arms and his face. A deputy with the Dog Warden fatally shot one of the dogs; the other dog remains quarantined at the dog pound.”
“A 5-year-old girl had her ears bitten off when she was viciously attacked by two dogs in Charles County, Maryland. The victim, Savanna, also suffered from bites on her neck and chest. She was found naked in the backyard, according to SoMdNews…..
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Diane Richardson said Savanna was attacked by two out three dogs who were in the area, apparently belonging to the neighbor — an English bulldog and a Presa Canario. The two offending dogs have been euthanized, though it’s unknown if both participated in the attack. A third dog, who was in a fenced-in kennel area of the yard and couldn’t have participated in the attack, remains alive.”
“TAMPA, Florida (WTSP) - A Bradenton boy is recovering at Tampa General Hospital from a dog attack that left him without a finger.
Fernando Brignoni’s pinky was bitten off by the family dog, Sassy, on Friday night.
“It hurts, but it can be better,” said Brignoni’s from his hospital bed.
It happened when the 11-year-old stuck the finger in the cage of the Malamute-wolf. The dog bit down on the finger and would not let go.
“I just grabbed anything I could find on the floor, and I grabbed the stick and I hit the dog in the head, and it ran off … finally let go of my brother’s hand,” said Luis Brignoni’s, Fernando’s older brother.
But when the dog let go, the Malamute-wolf had already swallowed the finger. Fernando’s father, Luis Brignoni Sr., jumped into action by first shooting the dog. ”
“This story was amended Nov. 16 to correct the breed of dog involved in the attack. The dog is a mixed breed with some American bulldog in the mix, according to a spokeswoman with the Bangor Humane Society.
LAGRANGE, Maine — A woman who was “ripped apart” by a mixed breed dog Friday in LaGrange was airlifted over the weekend from Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
Karen Stewart, 41, of the Mattawamkeag area has been placed in a drug-induced coma for her pain, according to her friend Vaughn Adams of LaGrange.
“It’s still touch and go,” Adams said late Monday afternoon of Stewart’s condition.
Hospital officials would not release any information about Stewart on Monday.
Adams said Stewart, who is disabled, had been staying a few days at his Forest Street home when she decided to go for a walk alone Friday night and was attacked by a neighbor’s dog. Somehow she managed to drag herself back to his home, he said.
“She was head to toe in blood and mud,” Adams recalled Monday. The dog “took her elbow out, chewed her whole forearm so there was just skin and bone left, her right arm had about a 3-inch-deep by a 4-inch-wide bite taken out, and she had some bites on her head, neck and face.” He said the dog ripped off most of her blouse and tore her pants.
Adams said Stewart, who weighs about 235 pounds and is about 5 feet 6 inches tall, was “ripped apart” and had more than 20 bites on her body.”
“CHAYA Powell is back at school after recovering from horrific injuries she suffered during a dog attack.
The Chepstow four-year-old suffered severe facial injuries when the husky, belonging to her mother’s former stepfather, attacked her in her home on November 16.” ….
“RUTLAND — Selectmen could not decide last night on an immediate action to take regarding an alleged dog attack on Nov. 12.
At the Dec. 13 meeting, selectmen listened as Constance Burr of 12 Carly Circle described how a Norwegian elkhound named Shadow, owned by Richard Fox of 8 Sumac Circle, attacked her near Mr. Fox’s home.
“I was walking along the sidewalk when two dogs came out and started nipping at my pants and at my legs,” Mrs. Burr said. “Across the cul de sac I saw two people (Mr. Fox and his mother) standing. Not doing anything. I called out. The gentleman (Mr. Fox) shouted at the dogs to get them off of me.”
Mr. Fox did not dispute the charges against the dog, but did say that he thought Mrs. Burr may have “startled the dogs” by accident.
Although Mr. Fox offered to pay for the damage done to Mrs. Burr’s pants, she said she was so upset by the incident she immediately left the scene and “cried all the way home.”
“It was a really scary situation,” Mrs. Burr said. “I found out later that the dog has bitten other people before. The animal control officer had a picture of the dog on his cell phone because he is a known biter.” ….
… “Judge Bolton had been nonchalantly chewing gum as Carlisle magistrates found that she had breached the Dangerous Dogs Act by allowing her large black German Shepherd Georgina to attack her next door neighbour’s son in his back garden.
As District Judge Gerald Chalk delivered the verdict he was interrupted by Judge Bolton who marched out shouting: “Don’t bother. I’m going. It’s a ******* travesty.”
As the court sat stunned she was heard yelling: “How can he say that!? How can he bloody say that!” before her son intervened.
The sentencing was then delayed for an hour to allow her to regain her composure and speak to her lawyers.
Despite her reaction Judge Bolton, who presides over serious criminal cases at Newcastle Crown Court, escaped being charged with contempt. But she was forced to mumble an apology before being ordered to pay a £2,500 fine, £930 prosecution costs and £275 compensation.”…
“MONROVIA, Calif. (KABC) — A 6-month-old girl was rushed to the hospital after being mauled by a Great Dane dog.
The attack happened Monday afternoon on the 600 block of Laurel Lane inMonrovia.
Jasmine Magluyan was ripped from her mother’s arms by a neighbor’s dog. The girl was severely injured, but she is expected to survive.
The Great Dane named Zack has been put into quarantine for 10 days.
Police said the mother was holding Jasmine in her arms as she chatted with a neighbor when the dog suddenly appeared from inside the house.” ….
“CLE ELUM—Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, is a day Frank Reay and his 5-year-old daughter Sarah won’t soon forget.
“I’m still having nightmares,” said Reay.
For a while he insisted Sarah sleep in his room so he knew she was safe.
“It’s really shocked me quite a bit,” Reay said.
On that day in October, Reay and Sarah went out to the J&J Auto Wrecking yard on state Route 970, just east of Cle Elum to sell some batteries.
The sign attached to the large gate marking the junk yard’s perimeter reads “Do not drive in.”
“So I parked right outside the gate,” Reay said.
He was greeted by a male employee who asked Reay to bring the batteries inside. Sarah insisted on helping her dad.
“We heard dogs barking and jumping on the fence,” Reay said. “I told (Sarah) those are very bad dogs, they’re mean and they’re trained to protect this area.”
As the two were leaving the junk yard, Reay grabbed his daughter’s hand and started walking out of the gate. The barking stopped.
“All of a sudden they were on us,” Reay said. “They attacked us from behind.”
The two Rottweilers had gotten loose and attacked Sarah.” ….