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Woman's Attempt to Dress Pit Bull in Sweater Ends Poorly

All 3 people injured are expected to recover; dog's fate remains unclear

(Newser) - A couple is in the hospital after going to battle with their new dog Scarface. It all started Friday afternoon when Brenda Guerrero went outside her family's home in Tampa to put a sweater on her pit bull mix; the Tampa Patch describes it as a cold day where... 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 »

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 »

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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