Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Some dog attacks you haven't heard about...

There's a website I won't name that devotes itself to an obsessive reporting (and misreporting) of pit bull bites. They also present, out of context, a CDC study that even the CDC refutes as being biased. So, are pit bulls really the only dogs that attack. Yesterday I spent ten minutes pulling up reports from just the past week. Here are just a few examples:

A beagle and a kelpie are blamed for a recent attack which left 20 sheep, in full superfine wool, dead and others mauled.---Albany and Great Southern Weekender, 4/9/2008

BRAVE dog attack survivor Princess Goodwin will find out what made her pet snap when she meets a famous animal psychiatrist live on GMTV. Mum-of-three and former model Princess was left needing major reconstructive surgery after her own hound savaged her in the middle of the night.And Princess, of Jewel Walk, Bewbush – who said she thought someone had 'smashed her in the face' when her greyhound ripped of part of her nose and cheek – reckoned knowing what had caused her dog's blood lust would help her sleep at night.--Crawley Observer, 9/16/08

A man has been attacked by three Boxer dogs in a Londonderry park as he tried to protect his puppy from harm.---BBC 9/9/08

HOPATCONG, N.J. - A 6-day-old Hopatcong girl attacked in her crib by the family dog has died from her injuries. Sussex County Prosecutor David Weaver said Alexis Hennessy was bitten Saturday afternoon by Shadow, a 3-year-old Husky. The infant was taken to Morristown Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later. --Newsday, 9/7/08

...Meanwhile, more details have emerged about the attack. Police said that, contrary to previous information they had released, the dog involved in the incident was an English bull terrier - not a pit-bull terrier as reported. Unlike pit bulls, English bull terriers are not subject to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, which gives clear instruction to owners about how they must treat certain breeds.--This is Lancashire, 9/16/08

No charges will be filed against the owners of three dogs that attacked a Clay County deputy sheriff last week in Moorhead while serving civil papers, an official said Friday. The Sept. 4 incident at 223 12th St. S. occurred at the door when Deputy Mike Honek was filing papers. Three dogs attacked the deputy and bit him in the leg...
The dogs were Catahoulas, a dog that varies from 50 pounds to 90 pounds. The breed is known to be protective of its territory and family, which it regards as its pack.--In Forum, ND 9/12/08

Police in Medford say a mixed-breed dog that charged a Medford utility worker, then chased and bit a 9-year-old boy, will be put to death.--KAJO, 9/12/08

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