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…More
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SPOKANE — No charges are expected against a man who shot a pit bull in Spokane because it had attacked his service dog. Police and the SCRAPS animal control agency say the pit bull was unsecured Saturday when it charged the service dog as they were walking to a store in the lower South Hill neighborhood.
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…More
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…More
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…More
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…More
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…More
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,…More
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…More
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…More