May 26, 2017 Lawsuit: East Alton Pit Bull Attacks Lab & Owner

East Alton - A woman was walking her labrador retriever on a leash in her own front yard when a loose pit bull owned by RAYE C. MOORE attacked them both causing severe physical injuries.

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From the article:
"The plaintiff alleges McLaughlin failed to properly supervise her pet when outside and exposed to other animals, failed to properly train her dog to avoid harming other animals or individuals and failed to warn others about the dangers of owning a pit bull.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount greater than $50,000, plus costs of suit and any other further relief as the court deems just and proper. "

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Jan 14, 2016 Lawsuit: Alleged East S. Louis Pit Bull Attack Results in Lawsuit

May 19, 2017 Granite City Pit Bull Attacked another Dog

Granite City - "So upset my dog got attacked by a pit bull and they can't do anything about it. I have to take it to court.  He's got five big [gashes] in him."

Granite City is a pit bull hellhole.  Read the related posts to see how a pair of Granite City pit bulls were allowed to kill at least TWELVE other dogs in 2014 and nothing was done about it.  TWELVE innocent dogs!  In 2008 pit bull BSL was considered but never acted upon. 

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Aug 29, 2014 Lawsuit: Granite City resident sued over boy’s injuries in pit bull attack May 21, 2014 Granite City Pit Bulls Responsible for 11 Pet Attacks and Deaths Jan 20, 2008 Pit bull attack in Granite City could lead to change in ordinance

May 19, 2017 Two Rock Island Dogfighters Plead Guilty to Dogfighting Charges

Rock Island - Two of the 10 Quad-Cities residents indicted and arrested in January on federal charges related to dog-fighting ventures entered guilty pleas on Thursday, May 18, while trial dates were set for four others.
Pit Bulls Love Fighting and Attacking
Pit Bulls Let A Lot of Blood Flow When They Fight in the Pit

Nine of the 10 were indicted on Jan. 24 by a federal grand jury on felony charges of conspiracy to sponsor and participate in dog-fighting ventures. One was indicted on a misdemeanor count of knowingly attending a dog fight.

Nine of them are from Rock Island; one is from Davenport.

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May 16, 2017 Pit Bull Attacks 2 Chicago Cops

Chicago - Two police officers were injured when they were forced to shoot an attacking pit bull.  The pit bull was killed, but bullet fragments ricocheted and hit the police officers.  One officer was grazed in the leg and the other officer was hit in the foot.

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May 16, 2017 Chester Pit Bull Invaded Home and Attacked Pomeranian

Chester - Just got home from work and some random pit bull decide to run in my front door when the kids were coming in and attacked by pomeranian (Tootsie).

Chester Illinois does not need pit bulls.

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Apr 03, 2017 East Moline Pit Bull Killed a Dog and Was Shot by Police

May 09, 2017 Wenona Pit Bull Bit a Man in the Groin Causing Severe Injury While Playing

Wenona - A pit bull owned by JAROD SCOTT attacked a 25-year-old man in the groin while they were roughhousing.

Initially, the man refused medical attention against the advice of the police officer and the first responders due to the severity of the injury. The victim later went to the hospital in Peoria on his own, was treated, and released.

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May 06, 2017 Chicago Police Officer’s Foster Pit Mauls her Golden Retriever

From the Chicago Police Officer’s facebook page - An officer who liked to rescue dogs from off the street and to help rescues agreed to foster a pregnant female pit bull named Emerald in her home last October. The puppies were all adopted out, but Emerald was still in the Officer’s home in January when Emerald began being aggressive with the Officer’s dog, a golden retriever named Laddy.

According to the police officer in her video, she pleaded with the rescue she was fostering for, Serendipittie, to take Emerald back. But the rescue refused until they could find another person willing to take a dog aggressive pit bull which would be never. Also according to the police officer, the rescue threatened to sue her for breach of contract if she gave the dog to animal control. Also according to the officer, the rescue threatened to call the police on her.

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The conflict, according to the police officer, became a personal vendetta against her. Presumably because she didn’t just suck it up and commit to crate and rotate for the rest of her dogs’ lives all the while cooing about how sweet the mauling pit bull was.

As is normal with dog rescuers it is important that they show as much compassion for the mauler as for the victim. And the mauler is being treated for minor injuries it sustained while mauling its poor victim.

The reality is that there is no place for a dog-aggressive pit bull. The only solution to avoid pets and people getting mauled is to put the pit bull down. Dog-aggressive dogs are unacceptable as pets.

Read all about the death and damage these rescues cause by adopting out pit bulls right here:

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May 04, 2017 Rockford Pit Bulls Attacked Leashed Dogs

Rockford - " That time I was taking my dog for a walk with my daughter and two pit bulls came out of nowhere and attacked!  I either sprained my finger pretty good or it's broken.  Not sure.  Daisy is OK and _____ is OK!  Now if I could just stop shaking."