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December 12, 2014 at 6:17 AM

Deputy kills pit bull in Vancouver

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Clark County Sheriff’s Office says a detective shot and killed a pit bull that bit the officer Wednesday at a home in Vancouver where officers were investigating a child sexual assault. The detective was treated at an emergency room for a bite to an arm. A 60-year-old man was arrested for investigation…


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September 3, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Woman mauled by 2 pit bulls in South Seattle

Update 1:12 p.m.: Stephen Pellegrini knew he had to do something when he saw two pit bulls attacking a young woman in South Seattle. The 52-year-old Renton man was driving near Boeing Field on Wednesday morning when he saw  the two dogs mauling a petite woman, whom he first believed was a teenager. He  stopped his car on South Cloverdale…


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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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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

National Weather Service forecast 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…


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