Sep 27, 2010 South Roxana Officer Shoots Pit Bull to Death

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Sep 17, 2010 Board Declares Three Pit Bulls 'Dangerous, Vicious' Fines Owner

By Barry Cleveland

CROSSVILLE - Wayne Spicer, the village animal control officer, said the Richards Street resident in question has five pit bulls. He has received two signed complaints about the dogs running loose and threatening people, as well as a verbal complaint from a woman who found the dogs in her garage, eating her cat food, and ignored her efforts to shoo them away.

Sep 17, 2010 Pit bulls attack each other and bite a man in separate incidents

Mt. Vernon - A resident in the 800 block of South 19th Street reported that a loose pit bull attacked another at 5:16 p.m. Wednesday.

A resident in the 16500 block of North Illinois Highway 37 reported a pit bull bit him after he tried to check its tags at 6:08 a.m. Thursday.

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Sep 16, 2010 Evanston Man Charged with Having Unsterilized Pit Bulls

EVANSTON - Prompted by a resident's report of animal cruelty, police raided an Evanston Friday and charged the owner with possession of unsterilized dogs by a felon.
On June 3, an anonymous caller told police they'd seen a person wearing a padded bite suit in the 2100 block of Jackson Avenue, according to Evanston police.

Sep 13, 2010 Dog Attack Prompts QPD to Shoot and Kill Pit Bull

The bit bull breed isn't aggressive by nature, but extremely loyal to owner
(original caption - be sure to read the entire story to find that this dog had
a history of loyalty before this extremely tenaciously loyal incident)

QUINCY – The owner of the dog that was killed told me the dog was like his son. And a nearby resident told me kids had played with the dog in the past without any problems. On the other hand, the another neighbor said the dog had broken off its leash before, and in some cases, the mail man could not deliver mail because of the dog.
 The Quincy Police Department issued the following statement:
On 09-12-10 at about 11:44 Quincy Police Officers were dispatched to 706 So.14th St in regard to a Pit Bull that was attacking another dog.
Upon arrival, Officers found that the suspect dog was still in the complainant's backyard.
An Animal Control Officer was notified and dispatched to the scene to attempt to apprehend the dangerous dog.
Before the Animal Control Officer arrived on scene, the suspect dog attacked the victim dog once again.
Officers shot the suspect dog once to prevent it from further injuring or killing the victim dog.
Upon shooting the dog, it turned and began moving toward the Officers. At that point the Officer fired a second time, killing the dog.
An investigation was conducted and it was discovered that the suspect dog had broken off of a leash from 720 So. 14th.
It was also learned that the suspect dog had a history of aggressive behavior.
The dog's owner, Dennis Scott, of 720 So. 14th, was issued Notices of Violations for Dog Running at Large and Rabies Control Violation.
The deceased dog was taken into custody by a Quincy Animal Control Officer pending further investigation.
by Jarod Wells
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Sep 10, 2010 Arrest Made in Incident When Person was Bitten by Pit Bull

Quincy – An arrest has been made in connection to a Labor Day incident in which a person in the area of Seventh and Ohio was bitten by a pit bull dog.

Sep 07, 2010 Girl Injured in Attack by Pit Bull

By Christy Hendricks
By Julia Bruck

WEST CITY - A nine-year-old girl was taken to the hospital with injuries after a pit bull attacked her Saturday evening in West City.

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