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21st-May-2009 09:12 am - UK and Australian dog bites
Mina - awesome
Date: May 2009
Location: UK
Breed: mixed breed, described as small, black dog
Victim: 5-yr-old male
Severity: Level 4, plastic surgery required
Circumstances: Dog was loose, jumped over fence and attacked child in face, then after bite ran off.
Date: May 2009
Location: Australia
Breed: German Shepherd
Victim: adult male
Severity: Level 5
Circumstances: Dogs running loose, maul man.
Funny - the suck
Date: May 2009
Location: High Point, North Carolina
Victim: adult male, adult female
Breed: Mixed breed, two dogs
Severity: Several bites at Level 3
Circumstances: The two dogs were mating, tied. When this happens, your best course of happen is to wait until the dogs are finished copulating and address the situation then. Instead, these two geniuses tried to separate the dogs which is both painful and obviously dangerous. I like the wording used by the report - the dogs became "irritated" and attacked the two people. Deservedly, I'd say.


10th-May-2009 05:38 pm - New Zealand dogs maul man
Mina - awesome
Date: May 2009
Location: New Zealand
Victim: adult male
Breed: Cane Corso or mastiff mix, two dogs
Severity: Level 5
Circumstance: Dogs running loose, attack man near his home. The dogs are normally chained, as evidenced by the long, thick chain attached to a metal bar that is shown in the picture (and was used to try and stop the attack). A passer-by was able to kick one dog away but the other wouldn't let go. He beat the dog with the metal bar attached to the dog's chain.


10th-May-2009 10:25 am - Girl bitten on face by tethered dog
Mina - awesome
Date: May 2009
Location: Rowan County, North Carolina
Victim: 3-yr-old female
Breed: Unknown, two dogs, a Rottweiler and Lab were chained in the backyard
Severity : Level 4 bite to face, Level 2-3 bite on arm
Circumstances: This story bothers me. The two dogs were either kenneled or tethered. These appeared to have been resident dogs more than family pets, part of the pack. The Rottweiler was 10, which is pretty old for such a big dog. My guess he wasn't on pain meds or arthritis treatment. The other dog was four. The child was alone with the dogs when the bite happened. Kids cannot be trusted to be around animals alone. They just cannot. It is asking way too much of the child and even more of the dog. Both dogs will most likely be killed. Sad story all around.


2nd-May-2009 09:57 am - UK man killed breaking up dog fight
Mina - awesome
Date: May 1, 2009
Location: UK
Victim: adult male
Breed: German Shepherd, two dogs
Circumstances: Man entered backyard of friend to try and break up a dog fight between the two dogs. At some point, the dogs redirected and mauled the man severely. He may have died from head trauma (he hit his head several times when the dogs dragged him down) or blood loss. Both dogs were subsequently euthanized at the request of the owner.


24th-Apr-2009 12:01 pm - Child waving arms is bitten by dog
Mina - awesome
Date; April 5, 2009
Location: Moultrie Georgia
Victim: 9-yr-old female
Breed: Border Collie
Severity: Level 5, 163 stitches to close bite wounds
Circumstances: Child was waving her arms wildly in backyard during a party. Dog became agitated and attacked the child.


Something happened to the child Saturday, April 5, that changed the way she feels about dogs. The incident is causing other emotional repercussions.

Hanna was in the back yard of her Coolidge neighbor’s house when she was attacked by a border collie. She had gone next door where others had gathered around where a golf cart that had bogged down.

When the cart was free, Hanna and others were walking away. The girl was swinging her arms when the dog attacked, said her mother, Diane Cannon.

“She did not try to pet the dog,” Mrs. Cannon said.

Some 163 stitches were required at the Archbold Memorial Hospital emergency room to close bite wounds. One of the child’s teeth was chipped and another loosened during the attack.

Mina - awesome
Date: April 22, 2009
Location: Michigan
Victim: 10-mos-old male
Breed: Described as pit bull
Circumstances: Unknown. Neighbors describe the dog as "mean" and were surprised the parents allowed the dog anywhere near the child. At some point, the dog was alone with the child and bit him on the head. The father of the child shot and killed the dog.

19th-Apr-2009 05:54 pm - Dog attacks boy in the UK
Mina - awesome
Date: April 2009
Location: UK
Victim: 8-yr-old male
Breed: Bull mastiff
Severity: Level 5
Circumstances: Unknown

Mina - awesome
Unfortunately, the woman has died (in May) from her wounds.

Date: April, 2009
Location: Dallas, Texas
Victim: adult female
Breed: Great Dane (conformation show dog)
Severity: Fatal
Circumstances: Unknown. Happened in backyard where the woman was playing with the great dane and her other dog, a poodle.


A neighbor witnessed the attack and said there was no apparent reason for the dog's sudden rage, police said. Police subdued the Great Dane with a Taser, and the dog was later euthanized by Garland Animal Control. The poodle is in quarantine at a veterinary hospital.

According to From the Heart Kennel's Web site, Lemonade was a prize-winning male brindle show dog.

14th-Apr-2009 08:16 pm - Dogs apparently maul man to death
Mina - awesome
Date: April 2009
Location: Huron County, Michigan
Victim: adult male
Breed: Mixed breed, three dogs (very aggressive, were shot and killed)
Circumstances: Unknown, sounds like they were owned by the man.
Link: http://www.wnem.com/news/19176942/detail.html
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