Lorenzo Smith was at home last Friday, when he says he heard his neighboring screaming. When he went to investigating he found his neighbor, 82-year-old Nigel Bailey trying to protect his two small dogs from a pit bull attack. Mr. Bailey was out walking his dogs when the pit bull ran up and attacked. Smith ran into his house and grabbed a shot gun, returned outside and fatally shot the dog.
A mother and her son are recovering after being saved by a neighbor during a dog attack. The attack occurred in a quiet neighborhood in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
A police dog lost his badge after a series of incidents where people were bitten and injured.
A DeFuniak Springs, Florida woman is facing charges after a pack of dogs attacked and seriously injured a man on New Year’s Day.
According to a recent study by State Farm Insurance, Florida has some of the highest number of dog bite claims in the United States. The company reported 123 dog bite claims were paid out, worth a total of $7.3 million in 2012. That was the eighth highest in the country.
A six-year old girl was bitten by a loose pit bull on September 9th in DeLand, Florida near Orlando. Marina Mendez was waiting at the bus stop with her mother, when the victims say a loose dog came out of nowhere and bit the girl on the back-side.
Seminole County Animal Control officers recently announced that they planned to euthanize a dog that bit a waitress at an Outback Steakhouse in Oviedo recently. Officials say that the 25-year-old owner of the American Staffordshire terrier surrendered the animal to authorities for a required 10-day quarantine period, where the animal will be monitored for signs of rabies.
The owner of a pit bull shot and killed his dog recently after it attacked him and his son when they tried to break up a fight with another dog. Orange County authorities say that the pit bull and another dog were fighting at a home on Forsyth Road around 5:30 p.m. when the pit bull’s owner intervened to break up the fight. Both the owner and his adult son were attacked by the pit bull during the scuffle. The owner’s wife saw the dog attack and armed herself to protect her husband and son but her attempts to shoot the animal were unsuccessful. The owner then took the gun from his wife and killed the dog before being taken to a local hospital for treatment.
A Brevard County woman was taken to the hospital recently after being attacked by a pack of three dogs that belong to a neighbor. The 53-year-old victim was walking near her home in the 3200-block of Hainlin Avenue in Palm Bay when she was attacked by the dogs and badly injured. Police report that she suffered multiple bite wounds, including cuts and deep bruises to the upper portion of her body. A neighbor who witnessed the dog bite attack ran to help the lady by scaring off the dogs and using a shovel to protect the victim until emergency responders arrived on the scene.
DeLand police and other dog bite attorneys are warning residents to be watchful for a pair of dangerous dogs that has killed at least two cats and four ducks in recent weeks. The deaths of the cats and birds have been confirmed, but officers suspect that the dogs may be responsible for several other pets that have gone missing. Witnesses say that the dogs are pit bulls or pit bull mixed breeds, and DeLand police are asking anyone who sees the animals to report the location to the authorities immediately. Police have spotted the dogs and have taken photographs of them on at least two occasions but have been unable to apprehend them thus far.