Lauren Musick, a resident of Palm Springs, is in critical condition after a dog attack in Palm Springs. KESQ reports that Musick was attacked and bitten by her own dog, a pit bull, in her home the evening of July 2. When police arrived at the scene after neighbors reported a dangerous dog, they found the pit bull mauling its owner. An officer entered the apartment and stopped the attack by using his taser on the dog. The pit bull then continued to attack officers and others. So, police had to tase the dog multiple times until it was restrained. Continue reading →
Two dogs were seized and placed under quarantine in La Mesa after they escaped from a backyard kennel and jumped over a fence attacking a mother who was pushing her 2-year-old son in a stroller. According to a news report in the San Diego Union Tribune, the two Rottweilers attacked the woman and her son the morning of June 21 as they were walking on Waite Driver near 69th Street. Continue reading →
Two people, a man and a woman, were injured in a dog bite incident after they were assailed by two pit bulls in Oakland. According to a news report in the East Bay Times, the dog attack occurred the morning of November 17, 2017 in the 2600 block of 63rd Avenue near Bancroft Avenue. The woman, 53 and man, 71, suffered deep puncture wounds including to their faces and heads. Both were transported to an area hospital were said to be in stable condition. Continue reading →
A 74-year-old woman was injured in a dog attack after she was bitten by a bull terrier while walking her springer spaniel in the city of Riverbank. According to a Fox 59 news report, the woman’s daughter, Sherry Fenn, told the news station that her mother was walking her dog on Second Street on October 1, 2017 when a bull terrier went after them. Fenn said the dog “came out of nowhere,” charged the woman and started attacking her and the dog. Continue reading →
Officers with the San Diego Police Department say they released a K9 on a man who attacked a cab driver, tried to steal a motorcycle and threatened one of their officers in downtown on July 9. However, a group called United Against Police Terror, posted a video to their Facebook page saying the officer “allowed the dog to maul the man” while he was still handcuffed. Continue reading →
Two loose pit bulls killed a cat, chased a woman and bit a man the morning of June 23, 2017. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, several eyewitnesses contacted police to report that two dogs had killed a cat in the 3100 block of South Lowell Street. Police said the dogs then went after a woman, but she managed to run away. That’s when they tried to attack a small dog that was being walked by a man near Alton Avenue and Bristol Street.
The man then got between his dog and the attacking dogs and was Continue reading →
A dog attack that was caught on video on Catalina Island left John Brady of Huntington Beach seriously injured and hospitalized. According to a KTLA news report, the incident occurred on when two dogs attacked Brady and his smaller dog. The larger dogs were described as pit bulls. The dog attack occurred on Avalon Pier. Brady said his Jack Russell terrier, Josh, was attacked by the two larger dogs on the Avalon Pier. Continue reading →
Dawn Fenner, a resident of San Marcos, says she and her pet were injured in a dog attack when they were walking home near Pyramid Lake. According to a 10News.com report, Fenner says an off-leash pit bull charged at her and her dog. The pit bull tried to get a hold of her dog when she put her hands between her dog’s backside and the pit bull’s mouth, trying to protect her pet. Fenner said she was covered in blood.
When Fenner posted her encounter on social media, other neighbors commented saying they had similar encounters with the same dog. One woman wrote she was attacked by the pit bull in late December. She said the dog charged from the yard and attacked her and her dog. Fenner is hoping that her story will help warn her neighbors about the dangerous dog and spark an investigation into the dog’s owner.
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Two pit bulls are being held by the Los Angeles Animal Services Department after they attacked an elderly man and killed his dog in Lincoln Heights the afternoon of February 2, 2017. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the pit bulls first killed the man’s small dog, a Pomeranian, and then attacked 76-year-old Valentin Herrera, pushing him to the ground. Herrera’s grandson said he is in the hospital with injuries to his arm and head and is expected to recover after surgery.
Horrific Dog Attack
Christian Flores, the grandson, said his grandfather is diabetic and has dementia. The dogs came through an open gate and attacked the man and his dog, he said. Animal control officials questioned the dog’s owner and took away the two pit bulls. The dogs were taken to an animal shelter where they will be quarantined for 10 days until their fate is determined in a hearing.
Flores said he didn’t believe the dogs should be blamed. But he did say the owner was at fault for how he raised them. Neighbors also told CBS that the dogs have frightened other people before. Animal control officers are also still checking into whether neighbors have registered any previous complaints about these dogs.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Valentin Herrera. We wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Continue reading →
David Fear, 64, died from injuries he suffered in a dog attack in Grover Beach, a city in San Luis Obispo County. According to a report in The Tribune News, the dog attack occurred the afternoon of December 20, 2016, when Fear and his neighbor, 85-year-old Betty Long were attacked by two dogs in the 1100 block of Nacimiento Avenue. Police and fire officials arrived on the scene to find both Fear and Long suffering from serious injuries and two dogs – a Belgian Malinois and a German shepherd – running around in the area. Continue reading →