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3 Pit Bulls Maul Calif. Mom and 3-Year-Old Son: 'Worst Thing I've Ever Seen in My Life'
An attack by three pit bulls has left a 47-year-old California woman and her 3-year-old son hospitalized with serious injuries, and now officials are determining what to do with the animals.
A press release from the Vallejo Police Department confirms the mauling occurred on April 6.
The victims are not named.
The statement from police states the female victim had agreed to watch the three dogs. However, the statement does not provide any identifying details about the dogs’ owner.
Police confirm criminal charges are unlikely in this case.
Ask Amy: Recovering mom doesn't want dog at home
Dear Amy: For the past 2 ½ years my son (now 9) has been asking for a dog. I’ve been saying no because while I like dogs, I prefer them in other people’s houses.
I didn’t want to take on the considerable expense and care for a dog.
Four months ago, I had a brain aneurysm. Thankfully, I am OK and recovering. However, during my recovery in the hospital I thought I was dying and that it would be a good idea for my son to have a dog to love and care for in the event that I did die.
I was coming off of anesthesia and on a lot of pain medication. I feel confident in saying that at the time, I was not in my right mind.
UK pet owner investigated after dog kills 9-year-old boy
Baffled dog under the coffee table can't figure out why he's not feasting on his treats dropped onto the glass
This bizarre video shows a dog being tricked by its owner while trying to get to its beloved treats.
Champ the dog was baffled by the biscuits landing above his head rather than in his mouth, in the video recorded in Staten Island, New York.
'I bamboozle Champ by throwing treats at our glass coffee table and he can’t figure out why they aren’t going into his mouth,' the owner said.
Dogs, Like People, Tend to Stay Away from 'Nasty' People Who 'Behave Negatively': Study
A new study shows that dogs are more likely to avoid people exhibiting unhelpful behavior towards their owners
Dogs really are man’s best friend.
Researchers from Japan’s Kyoto University have found that dogs “are extremely sensitive to social signals from humans,” and quickly learn to “stop trusting” people who “behave negatively” towards their owners.
As part of the study, researchers divided 54 dogs into three different groups, with each group participating in a slightly different variation of the same interaction.
Instagram Model Gets Probation After Being Caught on Camera Repeatedly Kicking Her Small Dog
An Instagram model from South Florida will serve four years probation after being caught on surveillance footage repeatedly kicking her small dog in an elevator, PEOPLE confirms.
In September 2017, Keevonna Wilson entered the elevator of her condominium in Aventura, a suburb of Miami. Surveillance cameras caught her repeatedly kicking her dog, Shih Tzu-Yorkie mix named Chastity. The video, viewed by PEOPLE, appears to show her kicking the dog at least 10 times.
Security guards at the condominium contacted police and provided them with the video, the Miami Herald reports.
Horrifying video shows a bulldog attacking a woman holding her two puppies in her own back yard
Woman, 76, Is Attacked by Pack of Dogs While Attending Funeral, as Owner Is Charged
A South Carolina woman has been arrested after a pack of her dogs escaped from her home and attacked a 76-year-old mourner attending a nearby funeral, PEOPLE confirms.
On Monday, five of Daisy Ann Anderson’s 17 dogs ran off from her home in Duncanthis link opens in a new tab and attacked an elderly woman attending a funeral for her brother-in-law at nearby Wood Memorial Park, local TV station WYFF reports.
The woman, who has not been publicly identified, was bending over to fix the flowers on another grave in the cemetery belonging to her deceased husband when the dogs attacked her, she told WYFF.
“I knew right away they were not friendly dogs,” she told WYFF. “They were like a wolf-pack.”
Dogs Will Actually Lie to Get What They Want
Just look into a dog’s furry, innocent face. What could be more transparent and honest? Don’t trust it, say a group of Swiss scientiststhis link opens in a new tab. According to their work, which was published in 2017this link opens in a new tab, dogs are capable of displaying deceptive behavior toward humans. At least when there are sausages at stake (seriously, they used sausages in this study).
Baby Dog Buyers Beware: 9 Tips to Avoid Fake Breeders, Faux Rescues and Internet-Based Puppy Mills
Pet Pit Bulls Maul Owner To Death In Veterinary Clinic
A dog owner from Irving, Texas, was mauled to death by her two pet pit bull terriers, which were quarantined at a veterinary clinic for a “recent biting” incident.
Johana Villafane, 33, was fatally bitten by the pair of canines when she went to the clinic to feed them, Saturday. She was in an exercise area of the facility when the dogs started attacking her at 11:45 a.m. CDT (12:45 p.m. EDT).
“Officers were dispatched to assist the Irving fire Department who had been summoned to a veterinary clinic on reports of a woman in need of medical attention. Staff reported that a dog owner had been attacked by her two pit bull terriers and appeared to be seriously injured,” a press release from the police department stated.
Man Gets Horrifying Bacterial Infection From Cleaning His Fish Tank
Pet owners are at risk for countless animal-related diseases. But you probably wouldn’t guess that owning a fish could be detrimental to your health. However, a recent article published in BMJ Case Reportsthis link opens in a new tab tells the story of a 73-year-old man who contracted a horrifying bacterial infection after cleaning his fish tank.
After breaking out in chickenpox-like rashes on his arms and torso, the unnamed man was sent to the University of Iowa’s infectious disease unit. The doctors who treated him first thought that he might have developed an infection from a bacterium called Nocardia, which can cause chest pain, coughing, and breathing difficulties.
Robotic Pets Are Helping Dementia Patients
Some Anti-Vaxxers Aren't Getting Their Pets Vaccinated. Here's Why That's So Dangerous
Dogs can’t get autism, and even if they could, vaccines couldn’t cause it. Period. But some anti-vaxxers are increasingly making the same unfounded claims about pets and vaccines they’ve been repeating about children and vaccines for the past 20 years: that vaccines are unnecessary, dangerous and that they can cause a form of (canine) autism, along with other diseases. Just as with kids, that may be driving down pet vaccination rates. And the movement, while niche, shows no sign of stopping; in some states in the U.S., anti-vax activists have recently agitated to make state laws about mandatory pet vaccinations more lax.
Man tortured dog by using it as a ‘soccer ball’: cops
A California man tortured a Chihuahua by binding it with electrical wire and using it as “a soccer ball,” police said.
A witness called cops to report that a man used wires to tie the missing dog, named Max, and repeatedly kicked him in Santa Ana on Sunday, authorities said.
Arriving officers found Jose Manuel Pantoja standing over the dog — who had a bungee cord around his throat and chest, and multicolored electrical wire around his legs.
Dog Bit Off 4-Year-Old Boy's Hand Then Ate It, Police Say
A dog bit off the hand of a 4-year-old Utah boy after he stuck his arm underneath a fence to try to play with the animal, authorities said Monday.
The boy had a sock on his arm when he put it in a gap between the ground and a solid vinyl fence in his backyard Sunday, Layton Fire Battalion Chief Jason Cook said. The husky bit off the boy’s entire hand and 2 to 3 inches of his arm, Cook said.
A Woman Was Play-Wrestling With Her Dogs When They Began
5-Day-Old Florida Girl Killed by Family's Pit Bull While Sleeping in Bassinet
PEOPLE confirms that a 5-day-old Florida child tragically died on Sunday after being attacked by her family’s dog.
A Citrus County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman tells PEOPLE the fatal incident occurred when the animal — a pit bull — attached the girl as she slept in her bassinet.
‘Daddy’s Girl’ Toddler Killed in Attack by Family Dog
A Pennsylvania family is mourning the loss of a 19-month-old girl who was mauled to death last week by their dog.
Nora Sharp was attacked by the dog outside their Windsor Township home on Nov. 4. She was rushed to a nearby hospital and died from her injuries, the York Daily Record reports.