Pitbull Attack Leaves 4-Year-Old Girl with Serious Injuries

Having a pet dog has its advantages because they can be fun and they provide us with good security.

However, things can get complicated when it suddenly attacks you or a loved one.

A 4-year-old-girl may now be forever terrified of approaching animals again after she was attacked and bitten by a Pitbull that is owned by her uncle.

According to reports, the incident took place inside an apartment located along 1600 block of East Kingsley Avenue.

Police said the dog may have been disturbed by the girl while it was sleeping, causing it to bite her face.

After the incident, the girl was rushed to Loma Linda University Medical Center to undergo reconstructive surgery.

She sustained non-life threatening injuries in the attack.

The 3-year-old male Pitbull was held in custody following the attack.

Inquiries revealed that it is unlicensed and has no latest rabies vaccinations.

Family Dog Attacks, Kills Reality Star’s Child

The 4-year-old stepdaughter of “Ax Men” star Jesse Browning was recently killed after one of the two Rottweilers owned by the family mauled her to death.

Ashlynn Anderson was airlifted to Oregon Health & Science University hospital in Portland but was declared dead upon arrival due to massive loss of blood. The child was reportedly found by her mother bloodied on their lawn.

According to reports, the family had to euthanize another Rottweiler four months ago as it attacked an adult family member. Both dogs living with the family at the time of the recent attack were removed from the residence with the family’s request. The family is yet to decide whether to euthanize or put the dogs up for adoption.

Jesse Browning stars in a reality TV show in The History Channel which features his father’s logging company.

The death of a child is always sad but Ashlynn’s death is heartbreaking. She was mauled by an animal she considered as her pet. Also, the family is not new to Rottweiler attacks as someone was previously attacked by one of their dogs.

Her death could have been avoided if only her parents considered the attack a serious threat to Ashlynn and her 1-year-old sibling.

Killer Whale Kills Third Victim, a Trainer

A killer whale named Tilikum that was linked to two other deaths has recently bit and killed a trainer in front of a live audience waiting for him to splash water at the Orlando Seaworld Wednesday.

Killer Whale Tilikum

Killer Whale Tilikum kills third victim.

The woman was identified as 40-year-old Dawn Brancheau who wanted to work with SeaWorld since she was 9. Brancheau who spent the past 10 years with killer whales is one of SeaWorld Orlando’s leading trainers.

Witnesses say that Brancheau was briefing them of what the seemingly agitated whale will do when Tilikum suddenly shot up in the air and grabbed Brancheau by her torso. She was then yanked violently until she drowned.

The 5-ton bull Orca was captured in Iceland in 1983 when he was approximately two years old. His name ironically means “friend” in Chinook Jargon. Tilikum sired at least 10 living killer whales.

Tilikum was earlier connected to two other deaths including that of a trainer at Sealand of the Pacific near Victoria, British Columbia. Reports say that 21-year-old Keltie Byrne slipped and fell on the Orca’s tank where Tilikum and two other female whales were kept. It is said that they toyed with Byrne until she drowned.

Another incident which happened at SeaWorld Orlando involves a 27-year-old man who was found naked and draped over Tilikum. Daniel Dukes was said to have stayed after the park closed and got into the restricted area where Tilikum’s tank was located. It is still unclear whether the whale grabbed him like Brancheau or he fell like Byrne.

Killer whales are naturally playful and aggressive. Even trainers shouldn’t be too complacent and let their guards down when they are with these giant marine mammals. Brancheau who had 10 years of training apparently was still not safe from Tilikum.

One thing is for sure, readers and followers of this story will think twice before getting near a killer whale again.

Man Attacked by Shark in Florida While Kite Boarding

Shark attacks don’t happen very often, but when they do it’s deadly.

That’s exactly what happened in South Florida when a 38-year-old man was fatally attacked by three sharks Wednesday.

(As if one shark is not scary enough but three sharks?? Come on!!)

According to reports, Stephen Schafer was kite boarding a quarter mile offshore in Stewart when he was surrounded by the sharks and attacked.

George Burgess, who oversees the International Shark Attack File of the University of Florida’s Museum of Natural History, said that most shark attacks are caused by mistaken identity and the shark immediately leaves after it realizes it had the wrong target.

But it does not seem to be the case in this one.

It seems like the shark was most likely trying to make a meal out of Schafer which makes it a predatory attack.

And if he was not pulled out, the attack would have continued.

Schafer was pulled from the attack by a lifeguard named Daniel Lund (who thankfully was not attacked by the sharks himself).

However, Schafer was pronounced dead a short time later in the hospital after losing half of his blood in the attack.

According to the medical examiner, Schafer was bitten on his buttocks and his thigh.

The thigh bite was so severe; it gouged to the bone and cut several branches of the femoral artery.

According to Burgess, the likely culprit in this case was a bull or tiger shark.

Multi-Car Crash Caused by Escaped Buffalos

Nearly two dozen 1,500-to-2,000-pound buffalos wandered off a fenced property causing a multi-vehicular accident along Highway 149 in Butte County recently.

Multi-Car Crash Caused by Escaped Buffalos

Multi-Car Crash Caused by Escaped Buffalos.

About four of the 21 buffalos were struck and killed by passing vehicles including a California Highway Patrol cruiser that somehow got involved in the accident.

Authorities are continuing to investigate as to how the animals got off a private zoo that also houses llamas, exotic birds, and ostriches.

The buffalos could have been let out intentionally or they could have trampled down the fence, nonetheless, the owner of the animals will face liability for being negligent in keeping them. If proven guilty, they will cover expenses for massive damages on the vehicles involved and medical expenses of motorists who sustained minor injuries.

Animals that present risks to other people should be placed in a secured area where they can’t harm and be harmed by passersby. This way, the owner will not only protect the animals from being hurt as they can also prevent the liability that they will face if in case their animal has caused an injury or property damage.

Dogs that Injured Three Children to be Euthanized

Even dogs that misbehaved are punished if their actions caused injury to innocent people.

Josie Arellano

Josie Arellano

In fact, a number of dogs will be euthanized after injuring three children, including a 5-year-old girl who is now under life support.

According to authorities, a pack consisting of five dogs escaped from a house and charged at Josie Arellano and her three kids. Destiny was seriously injured while the two other children needed to be stitched.

One of the violent dogs died after being gunned down when it attacked an investigator. Two other dogs were quarantined after they were captured. They will be euthanized after the quarantine period.

The dogs involved in the attack include a mastiff, two smaller mixed breeds, and two pit bulls.

Five Dogs Attack Four Kids, Mother

A pack of dogs described as pit bulls and pit bull mixes attacked four children ages 5, 6, 7, and 8 who were being walked by their mother to a nearby park in Fontana recently.

Dogs attack kids

Dogs attack kids

The five big dogs were said to have escaped from a nearby backyard through holes in the fence.

A report of the incident indicates that the youngest child was snatched from her mother and was mauled by one of the dogs until rescuers were able to help the children by scaring the dogs away.

One of the dogs was shot as it charged when officers tried to contain the animals. The other four were taken to San Bernardino City Animal Shelter where they will be quarantined.

The five-year-old girl remains to be in critical condition in Loma Linda University Medical Center after sustaining broken ribs and bite wounds. She is on a ventilator as the dog attack also punctured her lungs.

Two of her siblings were also bitten as they tried to escape the attack while the eldest, an eight-year-old by, was free from any dog bite injury.

The owner of the dogs expressed regret over the situation but he is likely to face charges because of his negligence in making sure that his animals would not be able to hurt anyone.

Is Christina Milian an Irresponsible Dog Owner?

Dog owners will be held liable for the injuries an individual sustains after being attacked by their pet, especially if it was proven that the incident occurred due to their negligence.

Christina Milian

Christina Milian

Actress Christina Milian is now facing a lawsuit filed by her 81-year-old neighbor who claims that he was attacked by one of her dogs in 2008. The man wants to be compensated for the canine’s brutality.

Leo Skolion filed this case against the actress and her family in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleging that their negligence resulted to the incident that left him suffering from serious personal injuries.

Skolion stated that the trouble began in October 2008, when Milian’s home had some flooding problems, which damaged a gate that was built between their properties.

He reportedly went to Milian’s house to talk to her family about having the gate fixed when the dog suddenly attacked him and bit a big chuck out of his back arm.

The elderly further stated that he needed 19 stitches and about nine months of rehabilitation just to be fine again. In addition, he still needs to acquire psychiatric assistance to overcome his depression and fear.

The lawsuit asks for an undetermined amount from the actress, her mother, and sister.

Complex legal problems may suddenly arise due to a simple negligent act of not securing an animal properly. Pet owners should keep their dogs in a secured area, away from people who may suddenly be attacked by it.