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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 »

Child Accidentally Calls 911, Family Dog Ends Up Dead

Zoey was an 11-year-old pit bull

(Newser) - It started with a child playing with a phone and ended with a dead 11-year-old dog. KGO reports on the unfortunate chain of events last night in San Francisco. A child apparently called 911, and officers were sent to the family's Bayview home. The family says their pit bull... More »

Owners of Dead Beagle Fight Suit Against Them

Emerald White agrees to drop her $1M suit

(Newser) - In late October, Emerald White's four pit bulls got into a neighbor's yard and killed the Baker family's 10-year-old beagle . And then White sued the Texas family. Court documents released yesterday paint a fuller picture, the Houston Chronicle reports: White alleged she was trying to collect her... More »

Toddler Mauled by Pit Bull He Tried to Hug

Owner who left dog tied to pole arrested

(Newser) - A Colorado woman who allegedly left her pit bull tied to a pole in a parking lot and wandered off was arrested after the animal mauled a 19-month-old boy who tried to hug it. "The child went to give the dog a hug, and it latched onto his face,... More »

Mom Bites Off Dog's Ear to Save Kid

Texas woman fends off pit bull

(Newser) - When a pit bull began attacking her 2-year-old daughter, Chelsi Camp fought fire with fire. The Texas woman bit the dog's ear off in a desperate attempt to save her kid—and it worked, reports KHOU-TV . She also shoved her fist in the dog's mouth and somehow managed... 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 »

Pit Bull Bites Off Little Boy's Genitals

Grandmother and two others are charged after attack

(Newser) - A horror story from Yonkers, New York: A young boy looking to snuggle in his 13-year-old aunt's bed was attacked by her pit bull and had his penis bitten off, USA Today reports. Two weeks later, the 5-year-old boy remains hospitalized and charges have been filed against his grandmother,... More »

Pit Bull Tears Off Owner's Hands, Likely Eats Them

56-year-old Connecticut woman brutally attacked

(Newser) - The Connecticut Post describes it as "a scene out of a horror movie": On Monday morning, a pit bull attacked its 56-year-old owner so savagely her left arm was ripped off; Anne Murray also lost her other arm up to the elbow, and sustained many bite wounds. More gruesome... More »

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