RECENT DOG ATTACK VICTIMS
Lawrenson -- Grandmother's pit bull kills girl and attacks owner
December 31, 2006, St. Helens, England.
A FIVE-YEAR-OLD girl has been mauled to death by a dog in her family home. The
child, named by police as Ellie Lawrenson,was attacked by what was believed to
be a pit bull terrier at her house in Eccleston, St Helen's. She died at the
scene, Merseyside Police said. Jackie Simpson, 46, had been baby-sitting her
granddaughter while the mother, named as Lyndsay, was out celebrating New Year.
She is being treated for serious injuries in hospital. Despite her injuries,
the Ms Simpson managed to shut the dog in and run outside the house. A
Merseyside police spokesman said: The emergency services were called just
before 4.30am to report that what appears to be a pit bull terrier-type dog had
attacked a five-year-old girl and a woman, believed to be the childs
grandmother, at the family home in Knowles House Avenue, Eccleston, St
Helen's. Dog handlers and armed response officers went to the house where
they decided to destroy the dog immediately. .
Paige Stinnett -- family pit bull ripped off 4-year-old's scalp
26, 2004 , Hodgenville, Ky. The Stinnett family kept their pit bull on a
chain in their back yard, where they allowed their 4-year-old daughter to play.
The dog got free, attacked the girl, and ripped off three-quarters of her
scalp. Sheriffs cut open the dog's stomach and removed the scalp, which the dog
ate, but a plastic surgeon could reattach only part of it. The child survived,
will have a total of six or sever surgeries, and will never have a normal
Streeter -- 8-year-old killed at his friend's house
April 24, 2004, Sifton
(Clark County), Washington (State). After playing with a neighbor's
children inside their home, 8-year-old Johnnie Streeter was killed by their two
dogs. The boy was found in their backyard. The dogs were half bull mastiff,
half German shepherd. The owners stated that the dogs had never bitten anyone
before killing the child.
Philip Dumas, Jr. -- father's four pit bulls killed his 8-year-old
April 16, 2004, Charlotte,
NC. Third-grader Roddie Philip Dumas was in the fenced-in backyard of his
father's home when the latter's four pit bulls mauled the child to death. The
father and his girlfriend were inside and did not respond to the boy's screams.
A neighbor and a mailman did, but could not save the youngster. When police
searched the house, they found an AK-47 assault rifle, two shotguns and
ammunition -- along with crack cocaine and marijuana. The father was arrested
on drug charges.
Kayleen Carson -- two-year-old killed by a pack of dogs outside her
March 11, 2004, Fort Bend
County, TX. A two-year-old girl was fatally mauled by a pack of dogs outside
her home. Madison Kayleen Carson was playing with her sister in an area where
there were no leash laws. The pack of dogs frequently roamed the neighborhood.
Some neighbors told interviewers that the dogs were "family dogs."
Sharum -- great-grandson's pit bull caused amputation of 91-year-old woman's
February 13, 2004, Orange,
CA. A 91-year-old woman, Ruby Sharum, and her granddaughter were putting
away groceries when her great-grandson's pit bull growled and then lunged at
Sharum. The attack required doctors to amputate both of the woman's arms below
the elbows. A neighbor, Shelbi Moore, said that she made 10 complaints to
animal control authorities during the previous year.
Flynn Oxendine, Jr. -- motorist attacked by a pack of dogs near Gila
February 5, 2004, Pinos
Altos, New Mexico. As 36-year-old Errol Flynn Oxendine Jr. was driving through
New Mexico to California, he pulled his car over, got out to move some items in
the trunk, and turned around to find himself surrounded by a pack of at least
16 dogs. They attacked him and left him on the road. A day later, another
motorist discovered him and summoned aid. Oxendine suffered not only dog bites
but also frostbite. A citation was issued to the owner of three of the dogs.
Most of the others were captured.
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