Rebecca HardyPORT HURON, MI – Authorities say 22-year-old Rebecca Hardy committed suicide by deliberately entering a yard and allowing herself to be mauled to death by a pair of attack dogs.

Last Thursday, Hardy died at a hospital with extensive injuries to her face and neck caused by a pit bull and a pit bull-husky mix. The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office have now ruled Hardy’s death a suicide.

Investigators say Hardy, who has a history of suicide attempts, was recently kicked out of her home. On the day she was mauled, she climbed into a fenced yard located on the same street her fiancé lives that contained known attack dogs.

“These were attack dogs. These were vicious dogs in an enclosed space,” Oakland County Medical Examiner Ljubisa Dragovic said. “She obviously was aware of that, because she climbed over the fence to subject herself to this threat.”

Hardy was first attacked by the pit bull, then the pit bull mix. A witness tried stopping the attack, but it was the dogs’ owner who eventually subdued them and immediately provided aid to Hardy.…

Xiaver StricklandDETROIT, MI – Xavier Strickland has died after the 4-year-old was attacked by four pitbulls while walking down the street with his mother.

Strickland was walking with his mother Wednesday afternoon when he was attacked by a pitbull escaped a fenced yard. The dog dragged Strickland back behind the fence where he was mauled to death by a total of four pitbulls.

Strickland’s mother tried fighting off the dogs, but was unable to stop them. Her screams for help alerted neighbors, who tried desperatley to get the dogs off the boy. Despite yelling, using bricks, clubs and even Mace, they could not get the dogs off the boy.

It wasn’t until police showed up and fatally shot three of the dogs that they were finally able to free Strickland. Unfortunately, it was too late and he would die from his injuries after being rushed to the hospital.

The owner of the unlicensed dogs, a 41-year-old man, is co-operating with authorities and could face negligent homicide charges. According to reports, animal control have been called to the area a couple of times regarding stray dogs in the area of the man’s home.…

RottweilerJACKSON, TN – A few hours after 57-year-old Anthony Riggs had adopted a Rottweiler, the dog had mauled the man to death in his home.

At around 10 a.m. Thursday morning, Riggs adopted a 5-year-old male Rottweiler from Jackson-Madison County Rabies Control.  Riggs, described as a dog lover by his family, was not a stranger to dogs and had previously owned a Rottweiler, a Doberman, and a wolf-mix.

Riggs’ wife, Kathy, called him at around 1 p.m. but no one answered the phone. When she stopped by their home with a co-worker a couple hours later, she found out why; her husband had been mauled to death by the dog inside the home.

“The husband was all chewed up,” Madison County Sheriff’s Dept. spokesman Tom Mapes. “There was blood everywhere. The sheriff’s report said [Riggs] was found ‘mortally wounded on the floor from the dog attack.'”

The dog turned on Kathy and her co-worker, biting them both before running outside. The co-worker would later post on Facebook that the dog wasn’t showing signs of aggression before it bit her and Riggs’ wife.…

Kani LoveDENVER, CO – Police in Colorado have arrested 25-year-old Kanei Love after she was accused of fatally kicking a small dog during a domestic violence incident.

According to reports, police responded to a residence earlier this month and found Love holding the dead body of a small dog. She explained to them that she had kicked the dog while arguing with her boyfriend.

Witnesses told police that during the argument, Love kicked the dog and sent it three to four feet into the air. It must have been one hell of a kick, or one small dog, as the dog was dead by time it hit the ground, according to the affidavit.

Afterwards, Love told the responding police, “I don’t give a shit about the dog.”

Obviously not, but I bet she does give a shit about the consequences of kicking it to death. Love was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals. She was released after posting $2000 bond and is expected back in court on Nov 2.

Her boyfriend, 22-year-old Melvin Lewis, was also arrested and charged with city assault after he allegedly punched Love three to four times in the face during the altercation.…

Tanner Smith, 5, Mauled To Death By Two Pit Bulls

October 20, 2015 at 1:07 pm by  

Tanner SmithVIDOR, TX – Tanner Smith would have turned 6-years-old today, but on Sunday he was mauled to death by two pit bulls.

Tanner was with his mother visiting one of her mother’s friends when the attack happened.

When Tanner’s mother learned she had mistakenly thought her son was outside with her friend’s father, she went outside and found Tanner had been mauled by the family’s two pit bulls.

According to Tanner’s grandmother, the boy had been bitten about 16 times, including a bite to the main artery in his neck. The dog’s owners performed CPR on Tanner until paramedics arrived, but he would be pronounced dead at the hospital.

One of the dogs was shot on the spot by the homeowner, while the other was taken by animal control. The dogs were in a fenced in yard and are often around children, including the homeowner’s grandchildren. Police say they do not plan on pressing charges against anyone.

What a horribly tragic end for a boy who was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and had already endured three open heart surgeries in his short life.…

AlexLONG ISLAND, NY – A pit bull saved from a shelter had to be put down shortly after it attacked a teenager moments after being brought to its new home.

Stephen Neira, 40, thought he was doing a great thing when he decided to adopt a 2-year-old male pit bull that was about to be euthanized at the Animal Care Centers of New York City.

With only 22 minutes to spare, Neira, his wife and their three children went to the shelter to rescue the dog. After the dog, Alex, passed some behavioral tests he was deemed sociable and the Neira family were the proud owners of a new dog.

They brought Alex home, took him out for a walk and let him play in the backyard before bringing him into their house. And that’s when Alex flipped a switch.

“He ran inside, slid across the floor, turned around, saw my daughter and jumped for her throat,” Neira said.

The horrified family watched as Alex attacked 16-year-old Briana Neira, biting into her face, throat and elbow.…

Porsche CarteeSPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC — Porsche Cartee, 25, was killed by her pit bull on Saturday during an attack that also injured her mother and sister.

According to police, the 7-to 10-year-old male pit bull first attacked Cartee’s mother and then attacked Cartee when she stepped in to help. Cartee’s sister managed to get the dog locked into another room in the house, but it was too late for Cartee.

She would die at the scene from bites to her head and body. Her mother and sister both suffered injuries to their arms, her mother suffering injuries so severe that they required surgery.

Investigators don’t know why the dog attacked, police saying it could have been anything from a high-pitched noise to the brand of toilet paper in the house, but Cartee’s ex-boyfriend said it’s probably because the dog was a total asshole.

“I have never seen a dog more aggressive,” said Patrick Powell. “That dog was so aggressive. I wanted to kill that dog. I said if you don’t let me do it, let somebody else do it.…

dog weaponPARK CITY, KS – Michael Rush is facing animal cruelty charges after the 26-year-old used a small dog as a weapon against a police officer.

On Sunday night, police were called to a neighborhood after people who lived there called to report a suspicious man walking through backyards and kicking fences.

A responding officer encountered Rush walking a small pug-mix on a leash and “acting erratically.” When the officer tried talking to Rush and asked him to stop, Rush spit at the officer and used the dog’s leash to swing the dog at the officer multiple times.

The officer tried using a stun gun on Rush, as well as pepper spray, but Rush continued to charge the officer until other police arrived and were able to get him under control and into custody.

Rush now faces animal abuse charges as well as battery against a law enforcement officer. The dog was unharmed and is currently at the Wichita Animal Shelter. Park City police say they’ll do everything they can to make sure the dog finds a safe home and does not go back to Rush.…

pomeranianPEMBROKE PINES, FL – Police would like any information regarding the person(s) who beat a dog to death, then placed its body on the owner’s doorstep with a note that read: “We beat it to death lol!

Ronald Boisvert said he last saw his 13-year-old Pomeranian named Fox when his girlfriend took him outside last Friday. The next day, a neighbor found Fox dead on the back porch of Boisvert’s condo.

Taped to the dog’s body was a handwritten note which read: “WE BEAT IT 2 Death lol! (smiley face) HAHAHA!”

The dog was taken to Saint Francis Animal Hospital where a veterinarian found the dog had 10 broken ribs, missing teeth and a broken back. Dr. Ron Ridge said Fox was likely kicked to death.

Pembroke Pines police said this appears to be an isolated incident and do not believe that other animals in the area are in danger. They are asking anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Pembroke Pines Police Department at (954)431-2200 or call Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.…

Tommy LarsonLINCOLN COUNTY, OR – Police have arrested Tommy Larson after he was accused of killing a dog by purposely dragging it behind his truck for at least two miles.

Back in April, a witness called police to report a truck that had driven past him with a dog being dragged behind it. He said he turned around and tried to catch up with the driver, thinking they were unaware of what was happening.

It soon became clear to the man that the driver, according to the witness, was fully aware of what he was doing and had no intentions of stopping.

“I pretty much realized he was doing on purpose,” said David Kauffman. “I was trying to get in the center lane, flashing my lights to get their attention, but then I see the passenger put his arm out and he flips me off. As I tried to get around them, they tried to run me off the road.”

The driver of the truck, later identified as 21-year-old Tommy Larson, eventually left the dog in the middle of the road and drove off.…

Nicholas GarciaJOLIET, IL – Police in Illinois have charged 24-year-old Nicholas Garcia with aggravated cruelty to animals after he allegedly killed a neighbor’s dog by blowing its face off with a firework.

The incident happened on July 7 when Garcia and another man were lighting off fireworks in an alley. Their activity attracted the attention of a neighbor’s pit bull.

According to reports, Garcia intentionally and repeatedly threw the fireworks near the dog in an attempt to get the dog to pick one up, which it eventually did.

The dog’s owner saw this happen, but before he was able to a thing about it, the firework exploded in the poor dog’s mouth. The dog’s owner claims Garcia was fairly amused by his handiwork and fled the scene afterwards.

Here’s a picture of the aftermath and be warned, it is tough to look at.  Although the dog was not immediately killed by the explosion, it did have to be euthanized.

Garcia was extremely remorseful and took to Facebook to post his heartfelt apologies to the dog’s owner.…

Annie L. WilliamsSHAKER HEIGHTS, OH – Annie Williams, 71, was killed in front of her neighbor’s home after being brutally mauled to death by her grandson’s pit bull.

A neighbor called 911 to report that she heard screams and looked out her window to see Williams being attacked by her grandson’s pit bull two doors down.

Several neighbors attempted to stop the attack, which reportedly lasted for 10 minutes. The pit bull did not stop mauling Williams until it was shot by a neighbor and ran behind the house where it is usually tied up.

Police arrived on the scene and ended up shooting the dog. Paramedics arrived shortly afterward, but it was too late for Williams. She would be pronounced dead shortly after being transported to South Pointe Hospital.

“All I know is there was blood everywhere,” one neighbor said. “He did a nasty job.”

Investigators are not sure what prompted the attack and have not filed charges against the dog’s owner at this time. One neighbor said they’ve rarely seen the dog and that it usually stays chained up behind her neighbor’s house.…


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