James Bryan, a homeless man living in Florida, woke up the morning of May 8 to find that his pet dog was missing. The dog, a blue pit bull named Handover, was the only remaining tie to Bryan's previous life, before he'd lost his farm, his home, and nearly all of his other personal belongings. Read more...
Bacon lured a pit bull back to her foster home on Monday after the puppy ran away this past Friday. Is there anything bacon can’t do? The pit bull puppy was abused in a dog-fighting ring and was placed in a foster home before she went missing over the weekend. On Monday, after a weekend-long [...]
Have pit bulls' search fortunes been aided by the rise of a certain hip-hop star? (Credit: Screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET) Google's top dog for last month was, once again, the pit bull. Having taken the title for most searched breed away...Show More Summary
Here Is Action Bronson's New Video, Featuring Riff Raff and Some Pit Bulls
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Most news stories of police shootings of dogs tend to be reported in a vacuum. Even when reporters interview outraged witnesses and discover that the offending pooches — almost invariably described as "pit bulls" — seem to attack officers...Show More Summary
Mambo the pit bull has a dog day afternoon after running away from his owner, played by Matthew Camp, in Nasty Pig‘s spring/summer 2013 video lookbook, “iamNastyPig.” Directed by rising star @lilinternet, known for his work with Diplo and Azealia Banks, and filmed on the streets of New York, the video features clothing designed by Nasty Pig creative [...]
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The fatal attack on a woman walking in the Antelope Valley community of Littlerock by four pit bulls last week has prompted Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich to ask the county Department of Animal Care and Control to look into ways to better deal with the problem of vicious dogs prowling the streets.
Chicago, IL – A pit bull was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer while the dog was in the middle of eating a teenager. The teen wasn’t the demon’s first victim, either. The first was 63-year-old Gerald Myers earlier in the day. Show More Summary
Police say the boy was the second person that the dog had attacked. [ more › ]
Harleyville, SC – Police say 80-year-old Carlton Freeman has died after the double-amputee was dragged from his motorized wheelchair and mauled by four pit bulls. The attack happened on May 8 as Freeman was driving his motorized wheelchair. Show More Summary
The amputee killed by dogs last Wednesday was only the first in a string of tragic pit bull and dog attacks this week. The vicious killing of 80-year-old Carlton Freeman, a paralyzed man trapped in a wheelchair, brings more attention to the growing crisis of vicious dog packs. Nathan Francis reported the grueling details of [...]Show More Summary
An amputee has been killed by dogs in a horrific attack in South Carolina, according to reports.
On the heels of a fatal pit bull attack in Littlerock, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors asked staffers Tuesday to consider a proposal from Supervisor Michael Antonovich to change the county's definition of a "potentially dangerous dog." [ more › ]
Los Angeles, CA – Last Thursday morning, 63-year-old Pamela Devitt was brutally mauled to death by several pit bulls while out jogging. Now police are investigating Devitt’s death as a possible homicide. A passing motorist saw Devitt laying face down on the ground while several of the dogs were attacking her. Show More Summary
Police have seized pit bulls under suspicion they were the dogs that killed a woman Thursday in California's Antelope Valley. A marijuana-growing operation was found during the search for the dogs, authorities said. A 29-year-old man...Show More Summary
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PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Homicide investigators were conducting DNA tests to determine whether any of the six pit bulls seized after a jogger was mauled to death had attacked her in the Mojave Desert. Los Angeles County sheriff's authorities...Show More Summary
A pack of dogs remained under quarantine at a Mojave Desert shelter on Friday.