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    A pit bull badly mauled a 2-month-old boy and seriously injured his mother on Long Island, according to a report. The 36-year-old woman was carrying the baby in a car seat about 12 p.m. Thursday when she knocked on an apartment door in Elmont where the dog and another pit bull lived, Newsday reported. “As...

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    A pitbull was tossed from the roof of a Bronx building Tuesday morning and died, police and sources told The Post. “There’s a dead brown pit bull,” a 911 caller told police around 10:30 a.m., adding that the dog had been tossed from the roof of 108 Clarke Ave. in West Concourse. The pooch fell...

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    A pack of pit bulls killed two chihuahuas and mauled a boxer pooch on Long Island while also attacking their owners, two lawsuits claim. Tom Doherty, 39, said his family’s two 10-year-old chihuahuas, Remy and Bentley, died when Peter Connolly’s three pit bulls jumped their backyard fence and went for their little dogs in Rocky...

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    A Florida woman says she was reeling over the death of her pit bull, who died after her boyfriend shot the animal when the dog attacked him, according to reports. Christen Marie, of Miami Beach, confirmed Bentley’s death early Monday in a Facebook post less than 24 hours after the attack near Hawthorne Avenue and...

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    A Queens man held his girlfriend’s 4-month-old puppy against a scalding-hot pipe during a fight and was expected to get eight months behind bars for it Tuesday. Dwayne Ellis had been arguing with his live-in girlfriend when he pressed her pit-bull puppy up against the hot pipe in their Jamaica apartment bathroom last winter, burning...

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    LAKE TILLERY, N.C. — Authorities say a 66-year-old North Carolina woman was attacked and killed by two pit bulls while she was taking a walk. In a statement, Montgomery County Sheriff Chris Watkins said the attack occurred Thursday. Watkins says the woman’s husband reported her missing after she did not return home from her walk....

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    A police officer shot and killed a pit bull that had attacked three people in the Bronx Tuesday night, authorities said. Cops responding to a report of a vicious dog inside a home on Timpson Place in Longwood around 3:45 p.m. discovered three people had been injured by the aggressive pit bull, police said. The...

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    A Maryland woman was mauled to death by a pit bull she’d adopted only two weeks before, according to local reports. Robin Conway, 64, gave the pup a home and “was in love with [the] dog,” her sister, Susan LeClair, told WMAR-TV. “She is in love with animals,” LeClair said. “The dog, apparently, went after her.”...

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    At one time, a 3-year-old pit bull’s life was confined to a fighting ring in Canada. But three years later, the young pup has been given a new lease on life, training to become an official K-9 officer for the Honaker Town Police Department in Virginia. The dog, Dallas, along with 30 other pit bulls,...

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    Distressing video has been released of a pit bull attacking people on a public street, including children who were playing there. The dog allegedly belonged to a local bootlegger who was using it to keep strangers and police away from his property.

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    BERLIN — German police say a woman and her adult son have apparently been killed by their dog at an apartment in the city of Hannover. Police said a relative alerted authorities on Tuesday night after seeing a body through a window of the apartment. They said firefighters had to catch the Staffordshire terrier before...

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    A woman in Dallas is recovering Monday after being bitten by four pit bulls in a “horrific” attack, police and witnesses said. The unidentified woman was walking in South Dallas at about 2 a.m. Sunday when her neighbors’ dogs attacked her in the 4300 block of Hamilton Avenue, the Dallas Morning News reports. A witness...

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    CHICAGO — A Chicago man who police say recorded videos of his pit bull attacking and killing other animals and posted the videos online has been arrested. Chicago Police tell the Chicago Tribune that 24-year-old Richard Eames was charged Wednesday with three misdemeanor counts of depiction of animal cruelty and a misdemeanor count of possession...

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    A Florida mother was reeling after her 9-month-old daughter was fatally mauled by a pit bull as she sat in a bouncy chair, saying she’s numb after losing “the best thing to ever happen to me.” Brenda Villasin, 24, told the Miami Herald that she dropped off her baby daughter, Liana Valino, at her paternal...

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    A hero pit bull puppy saved a baby girl and her family from a nearby fire that spread to their home, according to the child’s mother. Just before midnight on June 3, Sasha, an 8-month-old pit bull, alerted the sleeping family to danger by barking and banging on the door of their Stockton, California, rental,...

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    Five people were injured — including four teenagers — when they were attacked by pit bulls in the Bronx, police said. The dog handlers, both 36, were walking the animals just before 10 p.m. Sunday near Pelham Parkway and Lurting Avenue in Morris Park when the dogs got loose, police sources said. The pit bulls...

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    Delta Airlines is banning “pit bull type” dogs as part of its crackdown on service and emotional support animals — prompting howls of outrage from some dog lovers. The new rules, effective July 10, also limit fliers to just one support or service animal per flight, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. Pit...

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    A Manhattan woman booked a sitter for her pooch through the infamous “Uber for dogs” app, Wag, only to learn the pup had gone missing in New Jersey — and may have ended up as dinner for pit bulls. The owner used the app to find someone to watch her 4-year-old rescue Chihuahua, Sweets, from...

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    DUNNELLON, Fla. — Authorities in Florida say a pit bull climbed into a crib and fatally attacked a 5-day-old girl. Investigators with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office say they are investigating the girl’s death as an accident and no criminal charges are expected to be filed. The Citrus County Chronicle reports the attack took place...

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    Fifteen elementary school-age children were attacked by a dog at an Oklahoma playground this week, animal welfare officials said. The dog, described as an un-neutered male pit bull mix, bit several third- and fourth-graders at Fillmore Elementary School just before 1 p.m. Monday, officials told KJRH. At least 12 of them were taken to a...