Investigators working within the Fort Lauderdale area are currently trying to unravel a horrific event that took place in the town of Miramar on Wednesday, May 30th, and resulted in the death of an 8-month-old child who was staying for an unspecified amount of time in the home of their grandmother.
On a Thursday a little over a week ago a four year old child was being watched by two unnamed women in a mobile home park in Melbourne when the child was attacked by several of the dogs within the home. According to a report from officers with the Melbourne Police Department, Lt. Steve Sadoff and Sgt. Martin Miller, the situation took place shortly after 1:00 in the afternoon at The Meadows, a mobile home park located just off of Rolling Rock Drive, close to John Rodes Boulevard and Eau Gallie Boulevard.
Last Monday morning in St. Petersburg, Florida, officers responded to a rash of complaints involving a small group of pit bulls that had gotten loose and allegedly bitten two elderly women in the neighborhood.
On Tuesday, Helena and Neal Karnani were walking their two-year-old Labrador/pit-bull near to a Palm Coast Apartment complex when the dog managed to break free from their control and begin running through the apartment complex’s parking lot. According to the Karnani’s statements, their dog, named Wilson, was a large and fast animal who became increasingly agitated and loped away from its owners. The Karnani’s attempted to catch the animal, but their efforts led to nothing as Wilson became increasingly confident that they were not up to the task.
A dog owned by individuals in St. Cloud is being sought after it attacked a woman and her two dogs. The incident happened around 5:30 in the morning on Monday when Alexandra Muresan was walking her two dogs, Fendi and Sneaky, near to the St. Cloud Middle School. According to a statement released by the Osceola County Animal Services, Muresan and her two dogs were suddenly attacked by a white and brown pit bull mix that charged at them from the early morning dark.
On Wednesday, June 1st, a girl in Orange County was viciously attacked by a pit bull inside of a private residence on Triple Crown Road around 2 p.m. According to the report issued by the Orange County Fire Rescue, the girl, who is nine years old, was rushed immediately to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children where she received medical treatment for the numerous and serious facial wounds that she suffered from the dog.
It seems like dog attacks are becoming more and more frequent these days. Pet owners are not taking responsibility for their pets and letting them freely wander the streets. When that happens, the dogs injure and sometimes kill people or young children.
A man walking along Pacetti Street in Jacksonville’s east side was attacked on Friday evening by four dogs, all of which are described as a pit bull mix. According to eye witness accounts, he was just walking down the street when the dogs escaped from a yard with a poorly maintained chain link fence. The dogs continued to attack the 56-year-old victim until witnesses rushed to help.
K-9 dogs are meant to protect and serve but sometimes they are too aggressive. They will attack innocent people, often causing serious, even life-threatening injuries.
The fate of Padi the dog, a black lab mix that allegedly bit a 4-year-old boy in the veterinary office of Dr. Gartenburg, will be decided by a judge in circuit court sometime in the near future. Until that time, Padi has been released to the care of Dr. Gartenburg, who is Padi’s owner, with several restrictions including that Padi can only be around children when supervised and that ‘beware of dog’ signs were posted around Dr. Gartenburg’s home.