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August 19, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Pit bull euthanized after mauling 5-year-old boy in Idaho

DESMET, Idaho (AP) — A pit bull was euthanized over the weekend after attacking a 5-year-old boy in northwestern Idaho. The Spokesman-Review reports the boy was attacked by a neighbor’s dog as he played in his aunt’s yard on Friday evening in DeSmet on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation. The boy suffered bites on his…

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August 15, 2014 at 9:26 AM

Police shooting of pit bull sparks protest in Oregon

The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The police shooting of a dog drew more than 30 protesters to the Springfield Police Department. The Register-Guard newspaper reports an officer shot the pit bull Tuesday night after it escaped from its yard and acted aggressively toward people. The dog named Kiki survived the shooting and has a bullet in her…

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July 15, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Spokane dog tied to fence in heat found dead

The Associated Press SPOKANE — A Spokane County animal protection agency says one of two pit bulls tied to a fence without water or shade was found dead Tuesday. The second dog was suffering from heat stress. Temperatures have been in the 90s and 100s. The Spokesman-Review reports that the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) has…

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March 11, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Oregon dog owner fatally stabs attacking pit bull

SHERWOOD, Ore. (AP) — Sherwood police said a man defending his own dog fatally stabbed an attacking pit bull. Police said Aaron Shields told officers the attacking dog bit both him and his pet as they left their house Monday evening. He said he tried to stop the attack but couldn’t, so he retreated to the house,…

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November 26, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Longview woman jailed over dangerous pit bull

The Associated Press LONGVIEW — Two weeks in jail haven’t compelled a Longview woman to turn over the pit bull that bit a young boy. A Cowlitz County Superior Court judge found Kimberly Marie Vasquez in contempt of court Nov. 12 for hiding the dog that tore a chunk out of the 5-year-old’s leg. The judge ordered Vasquez…

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July 15, 2013 at 6:42 AM

Monday Memo: Rumbling skies … Rumbling propane tank … Cops shoot pit bull

What is this, the Midwest? The forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms Wednesday? With a high of 77 degrees and the possibility of thunderstorms, why, you’d think we were in Ohio or something. Thunderstorms also mean lightning and the increased chance of wildfires east of the Cascades. Yikes. Down…

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July 12, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Burley, Idaho, man charged with having dog attack father

BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — A 33-year-old Burley man is charged with ordering his pit bull to attack his father during an argument. Steven J. Dalton is charged with felony aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, disability or permanent disfigurement. Court records say police responding to a disturbance on July 1 found Dalton’s father with blood on his…

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February 25, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Everett police officer shoots and kills loose pit bull

Everett police shot and killed a pit bull they say was aggressively chasing people near Lowell Elementary School this morning. At first, officers couldn’t locate two pit bulls that were reported to be on the loose chasing cars around 11 a.m. in the 5400 block of Rockefeller Avenue, according to the Everett Police Department. But then they…

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December 28, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Officer shoots pit bull dog near Moclips

The Associated Press ABERDEEN — Grays Harbor sheriff’s detectives and Hoquiam police were serving arrest warrants on a couple Thursday near Moclips when the woman’s pit bull attacked a Hoquiam officer, and the officer shot the dog. The dog suffered a serious wound and was taken to an Aberdeen veterinary clinic. KXRO reports the dog had been declared…

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