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911 Calls for Baby Mauled by Dog Went Unanswered

San Diego parents called for help twice, but no one picked up on the other end

(Newser) - Police in San Diego say a couple whose 3-day-old baby was mauled to death by the family dog made two unsuccessful 911 calls before getting frustrated and driving the boy to the hospital themselves, the AP reports. Police Lt. Scott Wahl told KNSD-TV Saturday that the parents waited 28 seconds... More »

Boy Left Home Alone Killed by Sister's Pit Bulls

Foster child was visiting half-sister over the weekend

(Newser) - Tyler Trammell-Huston was living with a foster family in California, but his only Christmas wish "was to have a mom. I so badly wanted to be that person for him," says his half-sister, Alexandria Griffin-Heady. Then tragedy struck: While the 9-year-old was visiting Griffin-Heady in Yuba County over... More »

Woman's Death Ruled Suicide by Pit Bull

But details of Rebecca Hardy's death are still murky

(Newser) - Rebecca Hardy jumped a fence and entered a backyard on Thursday in Port Huron, Mich., where she was mauled by two dogs and later died. It's been a mystery why the 22-year-old entered the yard, but the Oakland County Medical Examiner's office has now ruled her death a... More »

Woman's Dogs Kill Beagle, She Sues Beagle's Owners

Emerald White says she was injured when she tried to break up dogfight

(Newser) - Last month, Emerald White's four pit bulls got into a neighbor's yard and killed that Texas family's 10-year-old beagle. "Everyone was telling me to sue her, but I decided not to because it won't bring Bailey back," says Steve Baker, the beagle's owner.... More »

Dog Attacks, Kills Baby at Grandma's Home

Step-grandma was watching 7-month-old victim

(Newser) - Ohio police say a dog has attacked and killed a 7-month-old boy. in Dayton The baby's step-grandmother was watching the infant for the day when her dog attacked and killed him yesterday afternoon, reports the Dayton Daily News . A Montgomery County coroner's investigator says the baby, whose name... More »

Thousands Campaign to Save Dog That Mauled Child

Lawyer calls pit bull 'a poor, innocent dog'

(Newser) - A dog that mauled a 4-year-old Phoenix boy has received thousands of pleas for mercy through a Facebook campaign ahead of a court hearing to decide his fate. A municipal court judge could rule at a March 25 hearing on whether Mickey, a pit bull that bit Kevin Vicente in... More »

Young Girl Suffers 100 Bites in Dog Mauling

Japanese girl survives but will need repeated surgeries

(Newser) - New Zealand doctors said today that a 7-year-old Japanese girl was bitten about 100 times during a dog mauling that has horrified many in the South Pacific nation. Zac Moaveni, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Auckland's Middlemore Hospital, told reporters that the girl, Sakurako Uehara, would likely need... More »

Neighbors Feared Dog That Killed Teen, Injured Friend

It's not clear what led to Friday's horrific attack

(Newser) - Two 13-year-old boys were walking home from school Friday past a house in middle-class Paterson, NJ, when a 115-pound bull mastiff named Trigger escaped his fenced yard and attacked, killing one boy and hurting the other—and now neighbors tell the Star-Ledger they'd feared Trigger for more than a... More »

Couple Tries to Break Up Dog Fight, Husband Killed

Couple's pets turned on them: reports

(Newser) - The husband of a former Arizona mayor was killed and she was injured after they tried to break up a fight between their pet dogs Saturday night and the animals turned on them. Tom and Diane Vick attempted to intervene when their 40-pound boxer attacked a smaller dog, a cocker... More »

Boy's Mauling Death Is Mom's Fault: Zoo

Pittsburgh Zoo doesn't think Derkosh family should be allowed to sue

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium says the mother of a 2-year-old boy fatally mauled in a wild African dogs exhibit is to blame in her son's death and shouldn't be allowed to sue. The claim filed Monday in Allegheny County is in response to a lawsuit brought... More »

California Jogger Killed by Pit Bulls

Suspected dogs in custody

(Newser) - A woman was jogging in southern California when she was attacked and killed by a group of dogs. Four animals—pit bulls and mixed breeds—have been taken from a home in Littlerock, California, NBC Los Angeles reports. The dogs' seizure follows a ground and helicopter search. "We had... More »

Family Dog Kills Boy, 4

Jayelin Graham killer described as 'big Scooby-Doo' by owner

(Newser) - A huge mastiff attack dog, described as a "big Scooby-Doo" by its owner, suddenly turned on a 4-year-old boy in a Brooklyn home, killing him. Police are investigating the attack, which occurred shortly after the mom returned home with the boy and his three siblings. The dog, a Cane... More »

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