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September 2, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Pit bull mauls 2-year-old Oregon girl

The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A 2-year-old girl was critically injured when she was mauled by a pit bull dog at a Springfield home. Police say the dog also bit the girl’s 28-year-old father on the face Sunday when he attempted to rescue her. The Register-Guard reports the girl was flown to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in…


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March 10, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Vicious pet cat traps Portland couple, who call 911

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Police had to be called in to subdue a 22-pound house cat that trapped its owners inside their bedroom after attacking their baby. The baby was not injured in the Sunday incident. Sgt. Pete Simpson, a Portland Police Bureau spokesman, said officers responded to a 911 call that evening from a couple who…


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November 4, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Bear kills dog, bites woman at Long Beach

The Associated Press LONG BEACH — Washington Fish and Wildlife agents are trying to trap a bear that killed a dog and bit a woman Friday at Long Beach. The department’s deputy chief of enforcement, Mike Cenci, says the woman was treated at a hospital and returned home the same day. The attack happened about 3 a.m. Friday…


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March 8, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Cougar kills dog in Cle Elum yard

The Associated Press ELLENSBURG – A cougar killed a small dog Wednesday night in Cle Elum when the owner let the dog outside. Washington State Fish and Wildlife Capt. Rich Mann told the Daily Record the cougar grabbed the dog and took off. Kittitas County sheriff’s deputies and State Patrol troopers responded but were unable to find any trace of…


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