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Pit bull saves life, alerts deaf boy to fire by licking his face

Pit bulls get plenty of bad press but Ace, a pit bull in Indianapolis, is getting praise. In fact, he's being heralded as a hero in his house, his neighbourhood and in the local press. That's because Ace is credited with saving 13-year-old Nick Lamb.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 4 comments

Pit bull killed by off-duty LAPD as it mauls face of child

Fontana - A male pit bull was killed by an off-duty LAPD officer as it mauled a four-year-old boy in the face and head on July 7 at 3:30 p.m. Two off-duty officers heard a woman screaming in a nearby home; one officer was forced to shoot and kill the dog.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 5 comments

Pit bull puppy gets head stuck in tire rim, firemen free

Bakersfield - A pit bull puppy in Bakersfield, California that got his head stuck in the middle of a wheel rim was not able to get free until receiving help from local firemen.
In the Media by Mike White

Pit bull chewed off 2 of owner's toes, bits of foot, as he slept

In Indiana, a six-month old pit bull, attracted to his diabetic owner's open wound, chewed off two of the man's toes and part of his foot as he slept. The man awoke to find his foot a bloody mess and discovered the results of his puppy's nighttime meal.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 3 comments

Pit bull saves woman from fire in New York home

East Norwich - An early Friday afternoon blaze could have been deadly for a New York woman had it not been for her alert pit bull, Cain.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 6 comments

Las Vegas woman Kara Vandereyk, arrested for sex with pit bull

Las Vegas - Police have arrested a Las Vegas woman Kara Vandereyk, 23, Tuesday for allegedly having sex with a pit bull. Officers reportedly caught her having sex with a dog in her backyard in "the full view of her neighbors."
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 9 comments

Op-Ed: What is it about this dog? San Francisco's pit bull controversy Special

San Francisco - Animals stir people's emotions, especially dogs and especially so it seems in the City of San Francisco which on January 11, city officials commuted the death sentence for a pit bull, named 'Charlie.'
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell - 6 comments

Op-Ed: The great pit bull non-outrage

Saint Louis - A pit bull pup is dragged for a mile down the highway behind a truck; it is now receiving first class medical attention. Who cares? Put it to sleep and spend the money on something else.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 6 comments

Police: Pit bull 'babysat' infant while man drank at bar

Palm Coast - A Florida man is facing child neglect charges after he reportedly left a 10-month-old baby in the care of a pit bull while he went out to have a few drinks on Friday night.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 3 comments

Pit bull puppy dragged behind truck survives and is recuperating

A puppy that survived being dragged down a Missouri interstate two weeks ago has undergone surgery and is recuperating. Medical staff overseeing the puppy are cautiously optimistic.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

Pit bull rescued after being shot twice in head and buried alive

Tampa - A rescued pit bull mix is recovering from a harrowing near-death ordeal in which she was shot twice in the head and then buried alive.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments

Texas dad charged after 4-year-old mauled to death by pit bull

Victoria - More than two months after Kylar Johnson walked away from home and was later found dead, his father has been indicted on charges that include negligent homicide.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 2 comments

Three men arrested following dog attack

Pill - Three men were arrested in Wales after an attack by two loose dogs resulted in the death of one small dog, and left the owner and her second dog with injuries.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 1 comment

Pregnant woman in California, mauled and killed by pet pit bull

Pacifica - When Greg Napora opened the front door of his house, he found a nightmare waiting. What he saw was the family's pet pit bull still snarling over his pregnant wife's torn apart and blood-spattered dead body.
In the Media by Joan Firstenberg - 1 comment

Faith to live, SPCA denies euthanasia rumors about the dog

Brantford - The pit bull named Faith was never going to be euthanized and was in no danger of dying, says the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Canada.
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey

Charges laid after starved dog thrown away in plastic bag

Newark - Charges have been laid against a woman believed to be the owner of a dog who was close to death from starvation when he was found inside a rubbish bag in a garbage chute.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 6 comments

Motel offers travel welcome to pit bull Special

A Super 8 Motel in Fredericksburg, Texas allows pets to stay, just as some lodgings do around the country, but a snarling, barking pit bull?
Digital Journal Report by Carol Forsloff - 4 comments

Dog on wild tear chews up 2 cop cars, starts on 2 other cars

Three dogs were busted by animal shelter staff after a wild evening out on the town this past Sunday in Tennessee. One of the dogs, Winston, damaged two police cars before he started in on two other cars.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 11 comments

Family pit bull mauls baby to death

As an 11-month-old baby was sleeping the family pit bull entered the room and mauled the boy to death. The boy was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
In the Media by Cynthia Trowbridge - 31 comments

Recent Pit Bull Attack Raises Question About Aggression, Breed

Stories about pit bulls are usually of these dogs involved in serious incidents involving injuries or death of people. Still there are those who, properly trained, can be pets.
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 10 comments

Boy Bites Dog in Brazil

'Dog bites boy' is not news but 'boy bites dog' is headline news. An 11-year-old boy bit a pitbull after the dog attacked him in his uncle's backyard.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 20 comments

Aggressive Pit Bull Put Down By Police

Friday police responded to a call that stated that "large aggressive pit bull that was on the loose" in the 2500 block of Cleveland Street in Hollywood. The officers tracked down the dog and ended up having to kill it because the dog charged at them.
In the Media by Debra Myers - 10 comments

Father of Boy Killed By Pit Bull Charged With 2nd Degree Manslaughter

The father of the 7-year-old little boy that was recently killed by the family pit bull in Minneapolis, Minnesota has been charged with 2nd degree manslaughter in his son's death. The male pit bull had bitten Zach previously, but had remained in the home.
In the Media by Pamela Jean - 2 comments

7-Year-Old Minneapolis Boy Killed By Family Pit Bull

The male pit bull named Face was kept locked up on a chain in the basement of the family home. Police report that little 7-year-old Zach King Jr. went downstairs to play with the animal, only to be brutally attacked. The injuries he suffered took his life
In the Media by Pamela Jean - 7 comments

Six-Year-Old Killed By Pit Bull Pup

Sunday, six-year old Sabin went out to feed the family's six-month old Pit Bull puppy. Some fifteen minutes later, the father ended-up finding Sabin unconscious near the pup. He'd been attacked, mauled and Sabin was pronouced dead at the hospital.
In the Media by Debra Myers - 18 comments

Pit Bull Dies Protecting 2 Women From Cobra

A pit bull made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the humans he loves from a cobra.
In the Media by wiccania - 10 comments

Part Of Ontario's Pit Bull Law Struck Down

An Ontario Superior Court Justice has struck down parts of the province's controversial pitbull law.
In the Media by Brandigal (Donna) - 3 comments

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Jude (left) & Samson (right), 3 and 2 years old respectively
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Charlie the Pit Bull Terrier has been involved in court litigations since Aug of 2012
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Charlie the Pit Bull Terrier has been involved in court litigations since Aug of 2012
Jackie Bonasera said she had no idea that her house was on fire until her pit bull  Cain  alerted he...
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Jackie Bonasera said she had no idea that her house was on fire until her pit bull, Cain, alerted her with his barks.
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Humane Society of Missouri
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Efforts to save Charlie the pit bull reached out across the Internet through social media sites like...
Efforts to save Charlie the pit bull reached out across the Internet through social media sites like Face Book.
Showing a video of pit bulls victimizing other animals is considered protected speech according to a...
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Showing a video of pit bulls victimizing other animals is considered protected speech according to a recent Supreme Court decision, something ASPCA abhors.

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