Nov 17, 2011 Here’s rest of the story about those lost dogs

Sterling – On Oct. 30 at 4 a.m., walking down the sidewalk in the 500 block of 14th Avenue, Sterling, we saw two sets of eyes come across the street. When they got closer, it was two dogs. We slowed down and said, “Go on, git.” They stood there looking at us. We stopped, and my husband raised his voice, telling them, “Go on, git out of here.”

The dogs puffed up their chests, growled and lunged at us. We started walking backward, and they attacked us.

Mickey attacked me from behind and bit me on the back of my left leg. My husband was fighting Mater. Mickey bit me the whole time running to the house, knocked me down on the steps, bit my hands and arms as I tried to open the door, and was up on my back coming in the house.

I had a bad bite on my leg and hands, and bruises on my right arm.

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Nov 09, 2011 Lawsuit claims Joliet police killed woman’s dog

By Jon Seidel

A Crest Hill woman claims in a lawsuit Joliet police shot and killed her pit bull, Pebbles, while executing a search warrant at her home last fall.


Nov 07, 2011 Elgin: Pit Bull owner prevents neighbors from receiving mail

A mail carrier was yelled at by a resident in the 300 block of Healey Street about 2 p.m. Nov. 4. The resident was mad his mail hadn’t been delivered several times because his neighbor’s pit bull was out in the front yard.

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Nov 07, 2011 Logan Square: 2 Pit Bulls attacked my dog

Chicago - This is a pit bull owner who's pit bull was attacked by 2 other pit bulls. She laments that the incident reinforced their bad rap. Unable to conceive of how a pit bull could do this she and another neighbor postulate that the couple walking their two pits down a public street were, in reality, dogfighters who had actually taught their pits to attack instantaneously. The same couple evidently forgot they'd trained their pits to do this when they saw Christina's pit and forgot to avoid a confrontation.

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Jul 16, 2011 Dog Fighting in Our Neighborhood

Arrests were just made at the 3500 block of West Montrose the 1st week in July.
I want everyone to be aware of a very sad thing which occurred in our neighborhood in the summer of 2009 and persisted through Jan/Feb of 2010.
On Sunnyside just after Pulaski (yes, right behind the police station) there was a 60-dog dogfighting pit. The operation had become so big that people were flying in from other countries and placing bets on these dogs.
My neighbor's female pitbull was stolen from him by this group (btw - she has just given birth to puppies, and the thieves left the puppies...days old, to die). He was contacted by a higher authority (NOT the Pulaski Police Station) to wear a wire and pretend he wanted to buy a dog from these guys. He was hoping to get his dog back and complied.
Months prior many small dogs and cats went missing from our neighborhood. I later learned that the dogfighters were stealing them from yards and/or picking them up off the streets and feeding them to this starved pack of dogs.
Needless to say, the day came when the operation was finally busted. There was a small blurb online for a few days after the bust (March 2010) but has since been deleted. Unfortunately my neighbor never got his dog back, but I am very proud of him for doing a scary but brave thing in helping put an end to this heinous operation.
I wrote to the Pulaski Police to see if they could shed more light on the details of the situation. I never received a response.
Thought you should know.

Nov 03, 2011 Angela Carpenter Cited After Pit Bulls Attack Dogs, Man in Benton

Benton - The Benton Police Department reports that a man was taken to Franklin Hospital after being injured while trying to break up a dog fight.

According to reports, the owner of two German Shepherds was at his residence on North Grand Street when his pets were attacked by some pit bulls. The man attempted to protect the German Shepherds from the attacking animals, and reportedly suffered hand and arm injuries in the process. In addition to his injuries, one of his dogs was hurt during the incident.

The 40-year-old woman who owns the pit bulls is identified as Angela K. Carpenter. Police cited her, though the charges were not specified in reports.

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