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Man Attacks Bear With Dog in Its Mouth

Buddy the pit bull is recovering

(Newser) - What do you do when you see a black bear trying to make a meal of your beloved dog? Kaleb Bentham of Grass Valley, Calif., had a chance to find out how he would react to such a scenario when a 350-pound bear clamped its jaws on the head of...

Man Tries to Save Neighbor, Kills Him With Crossbow

Man was trying to prevent pit bull attack

(Newser) - A "Good Samaritan" who accidentally killed his neighbor with a crossbow while trying to protect him from a pit bull attack will not face charges, authorities in Massachusetts say. Police say they found the body of Joshua Jadusingh, 27, after they shot two aggressive pit bulls at a home...

Dog Attack May Have Revealed Dogfighting Ring

Deputies found 14 dogs at the South Carolina property where woman was mauled

(Newser) - A 71-year-old woman was helping to take care of a family member's 14 dogs when one of them attacked her—and in investigating the mauling, police think they've uncovered an illegal dogfighting ring. Deputies responded Saturday to a 911 call from the York County, SC, property and found...

She Was Getting Mauled by a Dog. He Grabbed a Toy Soldier

88-year-old Leonard Miller saves young neighbor in Ohio with plastic Christmas decoration

(Newser) - A young girl in Ohio is alive thanks to a quick-thinking man next door and a plastic Christmas decoration. Leonard Miller says he was in his Perry Township home Sunday when his 13-year-old neighbor started banging on his door, yelling that her 10-year-old sister was being attacked by a pit...

Pit Bull Puppy Dies Protecting Kids From Snake

'Pit bulls are the most loyal dog I know of,' says grieving owner

(Newser) - Oriley Richardson, 10, was playing in his Florida backyard Sept. 23 when his family's 9-month-old pit bull puppy, Zeus, jumped toward him and started attacking something on the ground. Then his brother Orion, 11, entered the yard—and Zeus laid down on the thing he was attacking, which Oriley...

Family: Before Girl Was Mauled, Dad Argued With Dog Owner

Emma Hernandez's aunt says that happened about a week before 9-year-old was killed

(Newser) - The fatal mauling of a 9-year-old girl in Detroit came just a week after her father argued with the dogs' owner about the need to properly contain them. Emma Hernandez was riding her bike in an alley behind her home Monday when three pit bulls attacked. Emma's aunt tells...

'Without Thinking,' Selfless Teen Saves Boy Attacked by Pit Bull

Texas' Grant Brown ran at dog, which chased him

(Newser) - Two children sprinted for safety as a loose pit bull lunged at a 6-year-old boy in the driveway of his Texas home Sunday. Hearing the boy's screams as he lay pinned on the ground in Conroe, neighbor Grant Brown instead ran directly at the dog. "I didn't...

Bite From 'Emotional Support' Pit Bull Brings $1.1M Suit

Girl left with permanent scarring after 2017 encounter at airport

(Newser) - A mom wants $1.1 million from Alaska Airlines and the owner of a pit bull that bit her 5-year-old's face at Portland International Airport in 2017. It was part of a spike in incidents involving emotional support animals, as reported by various airlines. Alaska Airlines was among those...

No One Noticed the Gas Leak. Except for the Dog

Sadie the pit bull escapes, gets cops to come back to house

(Newser) - A pit bull roaming around her Westchester County, NY, neighborhood prompted a call to the cops due to her loud barking. But it turns out there was a method to Sadie's madness, per People : The pooch was apparently trying to alert anyone who would listen that something was terribly...

'Tragic' Find After Woman Doesn't Return From Walk

North Carolina woman killed by two dogs, sheriff says

(Newser) - All she did was go for a walk—but she never came home. Unidentified by officials, a 66-year-old woman was killed Thursday by two pit bulls while taking her daily walk in rural North Carolina, WSOC reports. Her husband and neighbors scoured their area of western Montgomery County when she...

Woman Says Shelter Put Down Pit Bull as It Was Giving Birth
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Pit Bull Euthanized While Giving Birth

The shelter director called it an 'unfortunate' but necessary decision

(Newser) - A pit bull in Texas and her puppies were euthanized as the dog gave birth to the puppies, sparking a social media conversation about the ethics of such a situation. Dacia Anderson, a former volunteer at the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society , which rents space from the Animal Management and Welfare shelter,...

Autopsy Confirms Mauling Some Still Can't Believe

Sheriff says Bethany Stephens' own dogs killed her

(Newser) - The revelation that two pit bulls were spotted eating the rib cage of a 22-year-old woman found dead in Virginia late last year wasn't enough to convince some that the victim's own dogs had killed her. But Goochland County Sheriff James Agnew hopes an autopsy will. The report...

Sheriff Shares 'Most Important Detail' in Woman's Dog Mauling

Trying to put to rest speculation that the dogs didn't kill Bethany Lynn Stephens

(Newser) - News that a 22-year-old woman was mauled to death by her two pit bulls in Virginia Thursday night was met with sadness—and plenty of doubt . Amid a sea of cries that the dogs would not have harmed Bethany Lynn Stephens, and perhaps were indeed trying to protect her from...

Guggenheim Exhibit Under Fire—and It's Not Open Yet

Pit bulls made to charge toward each other without ever touching in video at Guggenheim

(Newser) - In just two weeks, NYC's Guggenheim Museum is set to open an ambitious three-month exhibit on experimental works from Chinese artists, many of which the New York Times deems "deliberately shocking." None more so, though, than a piece by a pair known as "the bad couple...

Owner Dies, Pit Bull Ends Up With His Favorite UPS Driver

Katie Newhouser took Leo temporarily at first, then forever

(Newser) - California UPS driver Katie Newhouser befriended a woman on her route when she saw her out walking her dog. "Leo took a liking to me," Newhouser says of the pit bull. "He would even hop in my truck and look around the back." Then, in October,...

LA County Cops Fire at Pit Bull, Kill Teenager

17-year-old had been trying to restrain animal

(Newser) - A 17-year-old in Palmdale, Calif., was shot dead early Thursday after he tried to stop somebody else's pit bull from attacking police officers. Los Angeles County officials say Armando Garcia-Muro was hit by a "skip round" that ricocheted off the ground when deputies fired at the charging animal,...

Veteran Allegedly Executes Her Own Service Dog

Marinna Rollins, boyfriend Jarren Heng charged with animal cruelty, conspiracy

(Newser) - When volunteers appealed for someone to adopt a 2-year-old pit bull that had arrived at a North Carolina animal shelter, it was with the hope that the dog would find "a real loving forever home." Instead, the dog met a gruesome end last week when he was shot...

After Dog Attack Kills Woman, Montreal Bans Pit Bulls

Even though officials aren't sure the dog was a pit bull

(Newser) - Starting Monday, residents of Montreal will no longer be allowed to own pit bulls "or pit bull-type dogs," the CBC reports. The controversial ban was put in place Tuesday by the city council, three months after a 55-year-old Montreal woman was killed by a neighbor's dog that...

City Demands Man Banish Newly Adopted Dog

Cops say Diggy is an illegal pit bull; shelter (and others) say he's a bulldog

(Newser) - Dan Tillery was so excited to adopt his pup, Diggy (nee Sir Wiggleton), who had spent 100 days in a Detroit shelter, that they made a music video and took a beaming photo together that went viral on social media. "We know this photo is going to break the...

Puppy Saved in Fire May Help Sniff Out Arsons

He suffered burns over 75% of his body in June

(Newser) - Black smoke was filling a burning shed in Charleston, SC, last June when firefighter William Lindler spotted a badly burned puppy within. Less than a year later, that puppy is now an honorary firefighter and the official mascot of the Hanahan Fire Department. After the 3-week-old pit bull, Jake, was...

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