Feb 27, 2017 Quincy Dog Kills 21 year Old Man in his Home

Police received a call from the Blessing Hospital emergency room about a person having been attacked by a dog at 1005 Jersey St.  Police say that the attack happened at 3:26 a.m. on Sunday morning.  The man died as a result of the attack, but the police and coroner’s office are investigating.

No information has been released about the dog that attacked 21 year-old Jamie Owsley in his own home.

We received a photo of the victim with a dog named Molly that resembles a pit bull.

Pit bull attacks and dogfighting has been a problem in Quincy since the 19th century.

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Feb 21, 2017 Joliet’s Pit Bull Problems So Bad Police Dept Hires Dangerous Dog Officer

Joliet - Joliet will hire a part time police officer whose sole job will be to follow-up on dangerous dog calls. Last year in July the city revealed that they had had 11 dangerous dog hearings concerning 17 dog attacks in 7 months. The city admitted that most attacks were committed by pit bulls, but would not give exact numbers. In August, after that city report on dangerous dogs, another serious pit bull attack left a woman nearly dead.
Joliet needs a Pit Bull Ban to Protect Families

Even though Joliet is a home-rule city and could have gone the safer and more cost effective route of banning pit bulls, they instead decided to enact more breed neutral laws that only take effect after an attack happens and to budget for an extra police officer position dedicated solely to following up on dangerous dog calls. Hopefully this works because Joliet is being swamped with serious pit bull attacks.

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The Herald News - Feb 22, 2017
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Feb 11, 2017 Mount Vernon American Bulldog Bit a Teenage Boy

Mount Vernon - An American bulldog lunged at a 13-year-old boy who was visiting the dog owner. The boy was transported to the hospital, treated and released the same evening. The owner surrendered the dog to animal control.  

Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon
This city doesn't need pit bulls

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Mount Vernon News
Mount Veron News - UPDATE

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Feb 06, 2017 Aggressive Macomb Pit Bull Shot by Police Officer

Macomb - A city police officer was forced to fire his pistol at a dog late Sunday night after the
dog acted aggressively toward the officer and others, according to information from Macomb
police administration.
Macomb needs a Pit Bull Ban!
Macomb Deputy Chief Eric Lenardt stated that on Sunday night, police were called to the 400 block of North Campbell Street on a report of a dog at large that was nipping at people trying to help its owner get it into his residence. Lenardt said that the owner was reportedly intoxicated. On
arrival, an officer was able to help get the pitbull into the residence.

However, he instructed the owner not to open the door, otherwise the dog would get loose and continue to act aggressively. The owner opened the door, and the dog quickly went toward the officer. The officer stated in his report that he sprayed the dog with pepper spray three to four times, emptying the container. The dog continued to come toward the officer in an aggressive manner, so the officer fired his pistol at it. The officer believed he had missed the dog, as the animal ran toward the back of the house.

Once at the back porch, he saw the dog and realized he had struck it in the paw. An animal control
officer was called to the scene, secured the dog and took it to a veterinarian for treatment.
The dog's owner, identified as Christopher J. Martin, 43, of Macomb, was arrested on a charge of
resisting/obstructing an officer for opening the door and letting the dog escape when he had been
instructed not to. Martin was also cited for having a dog running at large.

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The McDonough County Voice

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Feb 05, 2017 Roselle Pit Bull Attacks Pizza Delivery Man

Roselle - This is a facebook post.  What kind of dog attacks the pizza delivery guy and what kind of owner laughs about it?

A pit bull and a pit bull owner, of course!

Feb 05, 2017 Chicago Pit Bull Mauls One and Kills Another Dog

Chicago - This is another unreported pit bull attack found on facebook.  A neighbor's pit bull mauled a family's dog causing $1400 in damage, and then 2 months later kills another of the neighbor's dogs.

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Feb 05, 2017 Chicago Pit Bull Attacked Service Dog

Chicago - This is another attack that went unreported. A graduate student says she wiped out her savings covering the costs of her beloved service dog's surgeries and medical care after a pit bull attacked Sassy.
Sassy the Service Dog!
Chicago Doesn't Need Pit Bulls
"I am a graduate student in public health and work part-time as a health writer. My service dog, Sassy, is the cutest thing on Earth and loves food, giving kisses, and going to the beach with me. I earn exactly enough to pay for my basic expenses, but am currently living paycheck to paycheck. I had started a growing savings account, but currently wiped it all out. It started when Sassy was attacked by a pit bull and needed expensive emergency surgery. When I recovered from that financially, I discovered a few lumps on her abdomen which turned out to be aggressive tumors. Because of this I need Modest Needs' and your help to pay for my rent payment, which is late as of now. This funding will bring a great sense of relief to me, as well as making my rent payment stable so that I do not have to worry about my most basic need- housing. I plan on finding full-time employment very soon so that I can prepare for future emergency expenses."

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