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    A police officer shot an aggressive pit bull to death in Brooklyn, authorities said. The incident happened when the officer and his partner showed up to an apartment on the 10th floor of a building on Plaza Street in Prospect Heights on Sunday morning looking for a suspect from an earlier crime, officials said. When...

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    A police officer fatally shot an aggressive pit bull in Brooklyn Sunday, sparking outrage from neighbors who said the cop went too far. The officer and his partner showed up at an apartment on the 10th floor of a building on Plaza Street in Prospect Heights at about 4:30 a.m., looking for a man who...

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    CINCINNATI — A pit bull apparently broke away from a chain and mauled a man to death early Tuesday as he screamed for help, Dayton police said. Police in the southwest Ohio city responded to a report of a man yelling, “Jesus, help me, help me!” at around 4:40 a.m. The 911 caller said the...

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    A 1-year-old girl was attacked and seriously injured by her family’s pit bull inside their Queens home, police sources said. Kathy Rojas was playing with the dog at her family’s first floor apartment on 102nd St. near 34th Ave in Corona when the dog suddenly bit her face around 4:30 p.m. Monday. The girl was...

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    An unhinged woman used a hammer to smash up and rob an Oklahoma City fast-food joint Sunday — as her pit bull kept watch outside, according to a report. The suspect, identified as Clara Aguirre, 26, walked into a Braum’s ice-cream parlor wearing a Batman t-shirt around 10 a.m., NBC-affiliate KFOR-TV reported. She first took...

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    A sadistic Massachusetts man is accused of repeatedly slamming his young pit bull against the ground before tossing the puppy like unwanted trash — leaving the dog bloodied and bruised, according to reports. Aramis Ortiz, 20, was allegedly pummeling his dog named Chaos at a playground in Framingingham early Monday when a woman called 911 to report the...

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    PALMDALE, Calif. — Deputies opened fire at a charging pit bull and one bullet apparently ricocheted off the ground and killed a 17-year-old boy who had been helping to restrain the dog, authorities said Thursday. The dog, which belonged to the boy’s neighbor, had already bitten one of the deputies and the teen had restrained...

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    A 7-year-old boy was relentlessly attacked by a pit bull with a history of aggressive behavior while playing in front of his family’s home in Manor, Texas. Brison Aldridge can be seen in a newly released video sprinting away from the dog before it tackles and flips him into the street. The dog is then...

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    Ten years ago, 51 pit bulls were saved from the blackened sheds and bloody fighting pits of a wooded Virginia compound belonging to Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick. Life for the dogs in Vick’s Bad Newz Kennels was sadistic: They were electrocuted, beaten, kicked, hanged, drowned, overbred and forced to fight. Vick, who was required...

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    Newly released bodycam footage shows a police officer’s perspective when he responded to a burglary alarm and shot two tail-wagging dogs earlier this month — but doesn’t seem to help prove his reason for pulling the trigger. The officer, identified as Michael Mays of the Minneapolis Police Department, is seen in the clip pointing his...

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    A Georgia woman who was babysitting her 20-month-old grandson faces charges for murder after her pit bulls fatally mauled him. Sandra Adams, 70, of Hartwell, was charged with second-degree murder, second-degree cruelty to children and involuntary manslaughter in connection to his death, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Police said that the grandmother was in her backyard...

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    MANCHESTER, Conn. — Police say a 5-year-old Connecticut boy suffered serious injuries when he was attacked by a family dog in Manchester. Police say they were called by a neighbor Thursday night, who witnessed the pit bull drag the child off the front stoop of the family’s home and across the lawn. The woman told...

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    MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — A coroner has determined that a 1-month-old boy who died at his home was killed by a family dog. Authorities say the baby was found dead Sept. 20 in his bassinet at the Knox County home about 60 miles northeast of Columbus. County Coroner Dr. Jennifer Ogle said Wednesday that the...

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    Thirty-six pit bulls were rescued from cruel conditions and three people were arrested in a sting on a dog-fighting ring on Long Island, authorities said Thursday. Over half were puppies. One of the animals suffered a broken leg. Most had bite marks and scars, indicating they were being trained to fight to the death, Attorney...

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    A Pennsylvania family says they’re devastated after their beloved dog was reportedly mauled to death at a PetSmart store. Betty Miller, of Scranton, claimed that her Bichon named Brewster was attacked by a pit bull during a grooming appointment last week at the Dickson City location, WNEP reported. Shortly after leaving the dog, Miller received...

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    Deputies found a Virginia woman in the woods and saw her two pit bull dogs “eating [her] rib cage,” the sheriff said on Monday about the “grisly” mauling of the 22-year-old who was found dead after taking her pets for a walk. Bethany Stephens, 22, was found about 8:20 p.m. Thursday in a wooded area...

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    The pit bull dogs who mauled their Virginia owner to death went through “drastic lifestyle” changes that could have caused the indoor canines to turn on the 22-year-old woman who cared for them, a certified dog trainer told a Virginia television station. Bethany Stephens, 22, whose body was found in the woods in Goochland, was...

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    A pit bull mix mauled a 2-year-old boy during a pet adoption event in Texas, according to a local report. Luca Romero was walking around the dogs on display at the Dallas Pets Alive adoption event last weekend when he tried to pet a pup named Rusty, news station CBS DFW reported. “The dog lunged...

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    A woman was killed and her husband seriously injured after a vicious mauling by two pit bulls on Christmas Eve in a Kentucky coal town. Two Bell County deputies responded to the scene Sunday morning in Arjay and discovered the woman and her husband “had been savagely attacked” by two pit bulls, the sheriff’s department...

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    A Louisiana woman working at a pet hotel was mauled to death by a pit bull, authorities said. Laura Williams Ray, a mom of three, was killed Tuesday night when the 50-pound dog attacked her at the Happy Hound Hotel in West Monroe, news station KTVE reported. The kennel owners said the fatal incident occurred when...

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