Toddler's face mauled in savage dog attack
January 19, 2009 03:27pm

EXPERTS have called for caution around all dogs after a girl, 3, was viciously mauled by a dog yesterday, leaving her with serious facial injuries. The toddler was playing with several other children in front of a marina when she was attacked by a dog near Moama on the New South Wales-Victorian border on Sunday afternoon, police said. A witness pulled the dog away from the child but she suffered serious facial injuries, police said. Australian Veterinary Association president Mark Lawrie said children should never be left alone or unsupervised around a dog, not matter how well-behaved it is normally. ... (more)


7-Year-Old Airlifted After Attack by Dog
By Jeremy Maready

LAKELAND | A 7-year-old girl was airlifted to a Tampa General Hospital after her family's dog attacked her at her Lakeland home Monday afternoon. Keira Mastrosimoe received bites that left a bone-deep wound about 3 inches wide and 5 inches long on her leg, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Keira had been playing on a swing set outside the home when the dog, named Sam, grabbed her leg, pulled her off the swing and dragged her across the yard, sheriff's reports said. A deputy said the dog was a bull mastiff. ... (more)


Young dog-bite victim gets website

MULBERRY - You would never know 6-year-old Justin Cutrer was viciously attacked by two neighborhood dogs, until you look a bit closer and hear him tell it. "They bit me all up," he explained. Justin had been playing in his front yard on a mid-December afternoon when suddenly ... (more)


Red Deer boy bitten by dog
By Stephane MassinonDecember 31, 2008

An eight-year-old boy who came to the aid of his 10-year-old sister as she was being attacked by a dog had to be taken to hospital after the animal turned against him. The Red Deer pair were sledding in a park Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. on Allen Street near Avery Street when police say the dog approached the sister and started to bite her. The boy intervened only to have the husky dog ... (more)


Preventing Dog Bites
Friday, January 2, 2009

The majority of canine companions deserve the reputation of "man's best friend." Yet, in the United States, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, more than 4.7 million dog bites occur annually, with approximately 60 percent of the victims being children. In November, a reporter was bitten by Barney, President George W. Bushs dog. If you see the video, you can tell that Barneys posture was tense and the reporter approached very quickly and from above. This maneuver is ... (more)


Metro Student Attacked By Dogs While Walking To School
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A third-grader was attacked by dogs as he walked to school Thursday morning.

Neighbors said the dogs came out from a house that a family had just moved out of on Wednesday. The neighbors said that the dogs were left behind by the family. "She [the dogs owner] said, They're mean, they're trained to be mean. I want them to be mean, nobody better be in my back yard," a neighbor said. But the victim, Keimarian Sargent, 8, wasnt in the homes back yard. He was simply walking to school when the dogs attacked. ... (more)


Boy, 12, attacked by pit bull near Deerfield Beach tells of fear
By Rachel Hatzipanagos | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Dylan Leone, 12, was walking home from a friend's house early Friday evening when a neighbor's pit bull jumped a 4-foot-high chain-link fence. "He started biting me on my leg and neck," Dylan said Saturday from his house near Deerfield Beach. "I was thinking, 'Am I going to make it?'" He curled into a ball and within seconds ... (more)


Mother of dog attack victim speaks out
Saturday, November 29, 2008 | 7:54 AM

WILLIS, TX (KTRK) -- (Video) A young boy is spending another night in a hospital after he was attacked by dogs while riding his bike. And now, that boy's mother is speaking, telling Eyewitness News that she's having a hard time coping with nearly losing her son. She and neighbors had been worried ... (more)


Williams: The Golden Rule applies to dogs too
By Laurie C. Williams, CPDT

Here are the facts: According to the Journal of the American Medical Association there are almost 800,000 dog bites each year. One out of every six are serious enough to require medical attention. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the odds that a dog bite victim will be a child are 3 to 1. Severe injuries from dog bites are highest for children ages 5 to 9 years of age. Three quarters of dogs involved in bite incidents belong to the victims family or friend. The majority of dog attacks (61%) happen at home or in a familiar place. These are indeed sobering statistics that demonstrate dog bites are a serious health risk to children in particular. First we should examine why dogs bite in the first place. Most dogs that have been ... (more)


3-year-old attacked by dog in Polk County
News-Leader staff November 23, 2008

A 3-year-old resident of Polk County was airlifted to St. Johns Hospital after a dog attack, said Dwaine Bourke, the fire district chief of Walnut Grove. Bourke said around 9:30 this morning the girls aunt had been feeding the dog and was getting ready to feed the cat; when she turned around the dog was biting the girl. The child suffered bites on the top of her head and over her right eye. When the paramedics arrived they determined it was best to airlift her due to the nature of the injury to her eye area, said Bourke. Bourke said from information he has heard so far it does not appear the dog ... (more)


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