Apr 29, 2012 Recently Adopted Pit Bull Savagely Attacks Basset Hound

The unpredictable nature of predatory pit bull attacks cannot be "caught" by temperament testing which is known to be unreliably inadequate for all breeds. Unpredictability is one of the traits that make pit bulls uniquely dangerous. This is just the latest attack by a newly adopted pit bull in the last couple months.
The comments get whacky, but true to form, the other pit bull fanatics blame the fanatic owner and the fanatic owner blames the shelter. And, like all nutter reasoning, it is two fries short of a happy meal and no one states the obvious.

file photo of a basset hound
Elgin – Glen and Nancy Moss of Elgin bought Carson on April 1 and renamed him Smithers. Three days later, the dog mauled a neighbor’s basset hound before attacking Nancy’s leg as she tried to separate the dogs.

The basset hound required about $1,100 in veterinary costs; Nancy Moss was hospitalized for two days. Her husband said that because the dog twisted when he was biting down, it created tears that stitches could not fix.
“Something snapped in the dog,” Glen Moss said. “This was flat-out rage.”

by Sarah Sutschek
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Northwest Herald Accessed: 2012-04-30. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/67IwPiFcq)

Apr 25, 2012 Dangerous pit bulls on N. Sheffield ave in Chicago

Chicago - Has anyone had any negative interactions with a pit bull named Madison (AKA Patches) living near Sheridan and Byron? This dog recently attacked my dog and bit me, and I know it has a history of several attacks on dogs in the neighborhood- specifically near Seminary and Byron, near the cemetary. Animal Control and CPD have been slow to react to this dangerous animal in the neighborhood.

I'm curious to know what the owner looks like? If its a middle aged man with blonde hair, then yes I've had two separate interactions with him and the dog.
I just keep my dog away and cross the street when he approaches. He isn't aware just how serious of an issue his dog has.
It's important to contact the police and file a report. Especially
If the dog bit you and broke the skin. This way if the dog should bite someone again there's a record of it.

Hi Grace. Sounds like a different dog and owner. This dog is owned by a white female with short hair, late 20's, approximately 5'4".

I have filed a police report and Animal Control has been contacted. Thanks.

Apr 19, 2012 Girl Recovering from Dog Attack

Fairfield – An 8-year-old girl in Fairfield, Illinois, is recovering after being attacked by a dog on Tuesday.
Fairfield City Police say the girl was spending the night at a friend's house when an 80 pound pit bull owned by Brandon Skelton attacker her.
Skelton was visiting the mother of the victim's friend.
The girl was taken to the Fairfield Memorial Hospital, where she received 60 stitches.
The pit bull was put down today, and the adults who were present during the attack say no citations will be issued.

By: Chris Veech
Tristate homepage  Accessed: 2012-04-19. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/673QZUEvw)

Apr 18, 2012 Cop suspended over dog attack at Montrose Beach

Chicago – An off-duty Chicago Police officer faces suspension after his pit bull attacked and killed a smaller dog last month at Montrose Beach dog park.
The owners of a Pomeranian Papillon mix said the man's pit bull mauled their tiny dog on March 17. After the attack they told police the man refused to give his name and phone number, even yelling at people who followed him as he walked away.
A witness snapped a picture of the pit bull's owner before he took off, and dozens of dog owners circulated the photo online.
Weeks later, the man, a five-year Chicago cop, fessed up to his bosses, and the Police Department launched an internal investigation on Tuesday.

By Jeremy Gorner and Deanese Williams-Harris
Tribune reporters
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Chicago Tribune  Accessed: 2012-04-18. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/671wWkdZX)
Craven Desires

I hope that internal investigation will look into why Officer Ahole's colleagues failed to identify him despite a bevy of helpful citizen witnesses following Officer Ahole, calling the police a dozen times to give them updates and even GIVING THEM A PHOTO of Officer Ahole.  Was it due to incompetence, laziness, or collusion?  The CPD is, if nothing else, very consistent when investigating the owners of mauling and killing pit bulls.  And this may provide another clue about why dogfighting and dog attacks are rampant in Chicago.

Here are excerpts of the mondog blog and comments about Officer Ahole:
He then slowly slipped away while 5-6 people on bikes and in cars tried to follow him to see if we could get a plate number. He was abusive then in his behavior and language to anyone who approach to talk to him about the killing. He shrewdly and aimlessly walked around for almost an hour in the park while the police were called 10-12 times and he got away. This dog is a killer and the owner (above) has zero remorse. This Pit Bull will kill again unless we stand up (edited). While the owner was walking around, we saw the Pit Bull lunge at other small dogs time and time again."

MONDOG Comments:
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 21:47 posted by Bryan
This fat coward has been spotted at the Evanston Dog Beach as well. That is a locked and passed beach from April- November. I doubt that he has a pass and EVERYONE there is watching for him. He might really need an ambulance if he shows up there.i have no problem harming him because I am terrified of a man I using his canine as a murder weapon. Please note- I am not blaming the dog. SOMEBODY in your area knows him- find out.
Saturday, 07 April 2012 07:52 posted by Abe Linclon
FYI I'm almost sure who this is and have given the info to channel 7, were I saw the story. I must remain anonymous, but if this is the guy, he is a bigger piece of shit then you could ever imagine.

Sunday, 01 April 2012 09:52 posted by Stu Piddy
I too followed this guy on my bike after he killed the other dog.
In my opinion he's going to the beach to intentionally kill or injure other dogs.
What explanation other than that can there be. He showed no remorse, perhaps he felt "satisfied".
He didn't care at all that the dog was killed. He told me that the dog that his dog attacked was fine. That the people just called him and it just needed "some surgery".
I told him he was a liar as he never gave his phone number to anyone.
He called me an old man. I told him i would rip his fucking head off, grind him up into little pieces and flush him down back down the sewer from whence he came.
He said "try it".
No cops responded. There are people on that beach, whether a dog attacks another dog or a person shouldn't make a difference. If a dog kills another dog....doesn't that indicate that it could have just as easily been a small child?
This guy looked like a cop, or a bouncer, (edit- "ex-military") or somebody involved in "security". He works out (badly) is real dumb and probably has a long record of this kind of abuse as his answers all revealed that he has experienced this before.
Disclaimer- This post is solely the opinion of the person who submitted it and doesn't necessarily reflect Mondog views.

Sunday, 25 March 2012 08:16 posted by audrey
I was out all day on saturday handing out flyers..I did get a blocked call from someone who said they think they know him. I went to the police dept to identify the guy, but it wasnt him.. The police acted very quickly on this matter, and are not taking this lightly. Keep your eyes peeled, Im hopeful someone will spot him.

Thursday, 22 March 2012 16:30 posted by tom
i think this guy is a dog walker. he comes to the beach and talks on the phone the entire time while the dog runs and scares everyone...

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:44 posted by audrey
I am the owner of the pomeranian.This is what happened...My kid was playing with the ball by the water,she ran back to where we were sitting,throwing the ball to Willy and from out of nowhere a pitbull ran to get the ball too.Willy was covering his ball,when the pit slowly hovered over him..I seen this from about 4 steps away.The pitbull grabbed Willy by the stomache and shook him violently..A man who was sitting next to us ran over and started punching the pitbull in the head to release the death grip.This was not working so by then the owner came to see what was happening.He got on his dogs back and pried the mouth open releasing Willy.My brother picked up my lifeless dog and we started for the car.Not knowing exactly what to do(because of the high level of stress watching this brutal attack),I asked him to get rid of the dog so i can talk to him.He wouldnt keep his dog back.He had constant slack in the leash,scaring me.I feared I would be attacked next.He seemed to not think much of the attack and had a smirk on his face.He had NO remorse!!! I told him what vet i was going to and he said he would meet me there.He did not show.My daughter and I had to say goodbye to our buddy yesturday.I'm so thankful to the people who helped me try to save him.The first story that was written about this attack is the most accurate.Thank you for telling it like it is.

REDDIT Comments:

That guy takes his dog to Puptown in Uptown. His dog is CONSTANTLY molesting other dogs. Multiple people left the park because his dog was dominating all the male dogs.
I am not exaggerating when I say his dog aggressively mounted my dog at least a dozen times. He did not react to my dobermans increasingly agitated responses. I finally told him that he needs to make his dog stop before his dog gets hurt. He said "you need to let the big dogs sort themselves out". No sooner did he say that and his dog runs over and tries to pump away at mine. An all out fight broke out with his dog bleeding from his snout. The guy quickly leashed his dog and left with him while other people just looked at him in shock.
In hindsight I probably should have left with all the other male dog owners.
tl;dr He goes to Puptown park. His dog started a fight with my 90 pound doberman and he ignored his dog raping other large dogs.

Mr_Ballyhoo Albany Park
I think i saw this guy on Sunday. Walked up to me and my buddy with his pit on a leash trying to lecture us on how our dogs were gonna get sick swimming in cold water. His dog didn't seem too friendly and was just staring down my friends corgi the entire time. Needless to say, we picked up our things and moved further down the beach away from him.

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Apr 17, 2012 Pekin cop attacked by pit bull

The article notes the city codes for designating a dog dangerous and vicious.  These codes are taken verbatim from Anna's Law, the state law which allows dogs like Chaos the pit bull to bite 3 people before being removed from the owner and put down (fingers crossed).  Anna's Law protects dangerous dogs and owners like the one in the following story whose stated credo is "I can do whatever the f--- I want."

Pekin – A city police officer making an arrest was injured when attacked by an unruly suspect’s pit bull Sunday morning.
(T)he dog, Chaos, was taken into custody by Tazewell County Animal Control. Jolly said the dog had been deemed “dangerous,” for biting people twice before. In January 2001, an 18-year-old was bitten on the face, causing puncture wounds; in October, a 20-year-old was bitten on the nose and face, causing lacerations.

By Sharon Woods Harris
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Peoria Journal Star  Accessed: 2012-04-17. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/670KkjhYe)

Apr 12, 2012 Cook County Cop Details Off Property, Unprovoked, Serial Attack to Defend Pit Bulls

Harvey - This Easter Sunday attack was not reported in the media.  Officer Wiley, in great detail, describes a serious serial attack by two pit bulls at large that predictably ended in one of the pit bulls being shot by police. Then he goes on to say "it's all how you raise em" as if negligent lab owners who let their dogs run are responsible for an equal number of off property maulings.

'I also noticed two pit bulls with the same coloring and markings. I pulled along the side of this young man and asked him what is going on, and quickly realized this young man age 18 was bleeding from his arm and hand. He quickly told me, "The Dogs are attacking me."'

"When multiple squad cars arrived. I was informed that the same two dogs had just attacked a elderly man, and ripped the flesh off his arm. We went to look for the dogs in the direction I had last seen them run. A few minutes later, I heard multiple shots fired in which turned out one of the animals attempted to attack a police officer."

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Chicago Heights Patch Accessed: 2012-04-12. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/66sMNzxds)

Apr 11, 2012 Police shoot and kill pit bull on Southwest Side

Garfield Ridge Chicago – At least one pit bull was running loose in the area and it bit another dog, taking “a good chunk” out of a chocolate Labrador that was being walked by its owner, a neighbor said. The man was able to fight off the attacking animal, the neighbor said.

Police were called, and an officer shot and killed the pit bull in the backyard of a residence where the animal was attacking a second dog, the neighbor said.

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Chicago Sun Times   Accessed: 2012-04-11. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/66qeasOAK)

Apr 06, 2012 Child Injured when Attacked by Pit Bull in Downers Grove

Downers Grove - According to the Downers Grove Police Department, the pit bull was running free around its home on Curtiss Street near Cornell Avenue when it attacked the child around 3:30 p.m.

The report says the child, whose name and age have not been released, was scratched on his stomach during the attack. The owner of the dog, a 19-year-old woman from Downers Grove, was reportedly cited following the incident.

Read more:
Find My Accident

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Apr 02, 2012 Man Forgives Dog That Bit Off His Nose (but wants it euthanized for public safety)

The victim, Bill Lesinski,  is also a proud pit bull owner and he emphatically wants to make clear that he does not blame the dog even though he believes it should be put down.
He believes the owner of the pit bull is solely to blame for raising the dog wrong.  Despite having played with Monster five minutes before the attack and evidently believing Monster was a safe, friendly pit bull, and despite having known Monster since it was a tiny puppy, he believes that his neighbor did something to create this unpredictable and unforeseen violence.
Note that neither the owner nor the victim pit bull owner have jobs or insurance.

Pit owning victim Lesinski  sans nose and Monster the sweet, loving attacking pit bull 

Chicago – A northwest side Chicago man faces a mountain of bills and a long road to recovery after a pit bull bit off a portion of his face over the weekend.
"When I crouched down, the dog just lunged at me and grabbed me by the face," said Lesinski. "I have a torn part of the septum, the bottom part of my septum, and they have to reconstruct my whole nose."
That reconstruction will require about six surgeries throughout the next nine to 12 months and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, he said doctors told him.