Friday, December 24, 2010

weekly frankenmauler roundup 12/24/10

12.17.10 tyler, texas Rock Ward was out walking his german shepherd Wolfgang when the neighborhood pit nutter's mutant charged and attacked. COLLINS STEVEN TULLY said his 2 mutants (TROUBLE and RIPPER) usually stay inside but they "just happened to be outside with him" when they saw the dog and TROUBLE go down and "fight the other dog, but dogs are just dogs". the punk was given a slap on the wrist, a verbal warning, and told to keep his mutants leashed. the victim put up a sign, warning everyone about the frankenmaulers.

Spot, Davies and Fifi
12.18.10 UK two staffy bulls received a dirt nap after they attacked two foals. Christopher Davies came running when he was alerted to the attack. he saw Fifi running with the 2 ugly mutants hanging off of her. Fifi received 80 stitches and Spot received 20 stitches while Davies received a £2,000 vet bill. the pit nutter claimed to be distraught and handed his mutants over for euthanasia.

12.18.10 UK a white labrador was attacked by 2 ugly staffy bulls.
Salisbury police want to speak to witnesses 0845 4087000

12.18.10 grand rapids, wisconsin At 10:51 a.m. Dec. 11, a caller reported a pit bull attacked another dog in the 3100 block of Buchberger Avenue.

12.16.10 new york city more victims step forward at the infamous tompkins square sanguinarium. Ethan Coleman's german shepherd was attacked last march by a mutant. $500 in vet bills and he no longer takes his dog. Daniel Cammarata's labrador received $1100 worth of vet care after a mutant scuffle.

12.21.10 UK Kosi was attacked by an unleashed staffy bull being "walked" by a woman who claimed that it was her daughter's dog. Kosi's owner, her mother, the female pit nutter couldn't get the mutant off but the man who was with the pit nutter eventually succeeded by kicking it. the pit nutter drove the two women and the dog to the vet while the man took the mutant away. the pit nutter appears to have given the victim a non working phone number. what a surprise.

12.20.10 wolverine, michigan a woman was attacked by a dogo argentino. when she sought refuge in her car, the mutant attacked the car. her husband shot and killed it. authorities are still trying to locate the owner. click here to watch a little scuffle break out at a dogo event.

12.20.10 tulsa, oklahoma Help please. We had a pekingese mix along with a lab mix. Our lab mix is about 1.5 years old and the pekingese was about 6 months old. We have some people living behind us that have had between 3-4 dogs, one is a pit bull that since it was a puppy I have had trouble keeping out of my yard. Today it killed our pekingese. I came home from my son's basketball practice and found the dog in my back yard barking at me (we live in Tulsa) next to our dead dog. I scared it back into its yard (even though it was aggressive and didn't seem that scare of me) and plugged up the hole. Then I called the non-emergency police number and made a report and the owners ended up getting 2 citations. Why isn't a pit bull that kills another dog in another yard not automatically removed? I'm scared to have my 2nd and 3rd grader play in the backyard plus I have a smaller lab mix dog that I'm worried about as well (she got bullied by the pekingese and is a wimp).
Is my only move to install stuff under the fence to keep that dog out of my yard. I just can't comprehend why a pit bull that killed a dog in someone else's yard in Tulsa city limits wouldn't automatically be removed. Advice please.
my advice is this, if you EVER find yourself in that situation, DON'T let the pit leave your property alive.

Spike and his family
12.21.10 UK a mutant ran out of the house and attacked Spike while on a walk. Spike is lethargic and doesn't want to go outside. Spike's owner Lisa Frame, said she is now walking him in quieter areas to avoid another attack. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT! the pit nutter CRAIG ENSOR, of course has shown no remorse the typical pit nutter excuses:
“It was just one of those things. “He is not a vicious dog, and this sort of thing has never happened before.
“I had no reason to think he would run out of the house and do this, as it’s not the sort of thing I have come to expect from him." it is the sort of thing that i have come to expect from mutants and the sort of thing that RESPONSIBLE pit bull owners expect!

27 yr old SHAUN EDWARD PHILLIPS of 4201 North Old Dixie Hwy
12.21.10 fort pierce, florida 74 yr old Michael DeNunzio heard his 14 yr old beagle, Booker, screaming in the back yard. DeNunzio ran outside to save his dog from PHILLIPS' 2 mutant pit bulls. DeNunzio tried to a broom handle as a break stick. that didn't work, so he used his hand. that worked but the other dog continued to attack DeNunzio. Booker was free to run into the house but he was followed by the mutants. DeNunzio is in the hospital with a broken hand and multiple bite wounds. PHILLIPS has been cited and one of his dog's is in quarantine. tcpalm couldn't confirm the location of the other dog.

12.21.10 sacramento, california well, i'll say one thing good about pit bulls, they give police plenty of target practice. the frankenmauler first attacked the legs of a carriage horse, then launched itself on its face. John Dixon kicked the mutant until it released. the mutant tried to flee but Dixon pursued it, cornered it, then held it down until the police arrived, who shot it. the carriage driver yelled for the owner to leash his mutant, the pit nutter fled and is believed to be a homeless man. police are looking for him. Sonny is being treated for bites to his legs and face.

and in other police shooting news, in springfield, florida, an officer was sitting down to dinner when he heard his mother screaming. he went outside and saw her on top of a car with two mutants charging her. the officer tried to shoo the dogs away. when they lunged at him, he shot at them, hitting one. the other got away. and in st louis, missouri a deputy was charged by 2 mutants when he stepped out of his home. he fired on them, hitting one, the other retreated to its home and was later picked up by AC. an ugly mutant was killed in rochester, minnesota when it lunged at a cop. the mutant was owned by a 21 yr old homeless man who left it with a friend who had NO idea how it got loose. and according to this link, the owner knew the previous owner knew the dog was dangerous and made the new owner sign an agreement that the mutant would not have any contact with people.

12.21.10 internet help line I was caring for a four year old pit bull that is not nudered or trained. That was my biggest mistake. I was training the dog to walk with a choke collar and the dog always pulled me. I was consistant and all. When he saw another dog on a leash he became agressive (barking) without even meeting the dog. I had to pull and hold on so tight that my wrist has gotten bruised from the leash, and I have fallen on the floor from holding him back. There was a loose dog (it was small) in front of my house the other day and my 3 yr old son opened the door to go inside and the pit bull ran outside and mulled this dog to pieces. It took three people to get the pit bull to unlock his vicious hold on the dog. He has been cared for as a baby, sleeps in bed with owner or on the floor next to the bed. Never abused. He has been moved three times in a year and I could understand some unstableness but he was in my care for about a month.Why is the dog so vicious?
the nutter gets the typical barrage of excuses: testicles, no training, no discipline, no exercise, must have been trained, must have been previously attacked, too many owners, dog aggression is okay... blah blah blah. here's what i think: what a shame this nutter didn't loose control of the mutant in front of an oncoming train.

12.21.10 brewster, massachusetts Martha Holden and her great dane mix were both bitten by a mutant pit bull last month when they stopped to play with other dogs. the pit nutter GARY REILLY did not attend the dangerous dog hearing. he moved to another town when he and his wife split up and couldn't take the mutant with him. the nutter's ex STEPHANIE ERICKSON claims that she works 10-12 hours and that ZEUS, the great mutato, broke free of his kennel and attacked because dogs are always coming into his yard and provoking him. (i wonder how she would know that working 10-12 hours a day at the cape?) the city wants ZEUS gone. they say he bit another person on may 16 and he has been accused of killing chickens as well. but, but, but human aggression and animal aggression are two different things. GARY REILLY and his ex STEPHANIE ERICKSON own a landscaping business.

12.21.10 putnam county, west virginia a pit nutter was cited when his two mutant pit bulls killed 66 chickens last month.

12.22.10 catasauqua, pennsylvania Boomer's jaw was fractured and his leg punctured during an attack by unleashed mutant pit bull. Boomer's owner Amy Kubeck said the mutant initially went after her 6 yr old daughter but grabbed Boomer instead. the pit nutter, Amy's brother and his friend fought off the mutant. the pit nutter then fled. witnesses need to call the police at 610-264-0577.

McGilton's son Zachary Holland and his not-a-real-pit-bull with real testicles
12.22.10 blufton, south carolina 47 yr old Shauna McGilton was in the front yard with her dog, a chow, when a loose pit bull attacked. McGilton tried hitting it with a stick, then spraying it with a hose but the mutant would not let go. she tried to pry it's jaws open and it redirected on her, biting her left hand, both legs and her face. no word on her dog, other than it is being treated at the vet. McGilton's son's pit dog was attacked by the same mutant 10 days before the scuffle with his mom and her dog. link #2

rip Whisper
12.23.10 spring valley, new york this 5 lb yorkie was killed while on a walk with her owner who was also injured. "When he grabbed the dog with his mouth, I actually heard the bones break." Karen Bongard tried to fight off the mutant, several neighbors joined the fight. "The whole neighborhood, tried to help and beat the dog. The dog was just too beasty, too beasty, too beasty man," said one of the good samaritans. the mutant's name is TAZ (pictured below) and has been seized by AC. the pit nutter is 43 yr old DANETTE FOX of 24 White Street. an irate self absorbed narcissist who refused to give her name stood on the FOX lawn and yelled "They stole my dog. Whoever lives on the hill stole my dog."
poor ugly TAZ, his people set him up to fail :(

12.23.10 pitbull helpline When I returned home from work yesterday,I took my dog out for a walk. He is a 10 lb rat terrier. He wasn’t on a leash because he is always by my side. Our neighbor was outside with his 3 dogs. My dog and I were about 100(if not more) yards away from their property. All of a sudden,all three dogs started barking and the Pit Bull jumped the fence. This was the first time something like this has ever happened to me. I went to grab my dog,but as scared as he was, he took of running in the opposite direction,and the Pit Bull caught him around the neck and was shaking him around like a rag doll. This didn’t even happen on my property because my dog was so scared he ran two houses down.
I went to get the Pit Bull off of my dog,and the owner tells me not to touch him. I’m assuming he didn’t want me to get bit,and he eventually gets my dog out by prying the Pit Bulls mouth with a pipe. My dog was still alive,but was bleeding profusely. My wife heard all this and called the cops. I took my dog to the emergency vet clinic but there was nothing they could do,so I put him down.
I returned home to find out that the owner got a citation,but still had the dog. I called him last night and asked him to come over tonight so we can discuss what’s going to happen next. He didnt seem to thrilled about it..and never once said he was sorry.

first response: I am terribly sorry about your dog. I had a baby horse (sired by my stallion) killed by Pit Bulls, and the mother was so badly injured trying to defend the foal that she had to be put to sleep as the dogs had literally shredded her hind legs as she kicked to save her life and her foal.
some of the responses are priceless. some nutter actually places equal blame on the dogs because the little dog wasn't leashed on its own property.

12.23.10 knox county, tennessee a mutant pit bull attacked another dog. 911 was called and when the deputy arrived, the mutant charged him. the mutant was only wounded.

Cali, pit bull?: yes or no drayton?
12.23.10 bristol, rhode island i can't imagine why CALI has had 3 owners in two months. the most recent owner had the blue nosed mutant for one day before taking her to a christmas festival. a seven year lab named Liberty was lying down in the crowd, when pit nutter MICHAEL DECOSTA SR'S son walked by Liberty right at the very moment CALI'S genetic desire to please her people kicked in. the mutant grabbed a hold of Liberty's head and pinned her to the ground. five people tried to separate them. young DECOSTA and Ralph Altrui were both bitten on the hands. Liberty was rushed to the vet where they worked on her for 5 hours and CALI was taken to the Warren Animal Shelter, AGAIN. CALI has been declared dangerous, hopefully DECOSTA will do the right thing and give the mutant a dirt nap. so what do we know about CALI? she was rescued from a connecticut shelter by an unnamed Newport rescue angel, who turned her over to the potter league, who invested time and training into the mutant. CALI passed an "evaluation" and another unnamed woman who "specializes" in pit bulls, "helped" (whatever that means) with CALI and said she displayed no aggression and played well with people and dogs. that was in october, on december 5th, CALI turned on.
Dan Savage was right, you DO have to fail an I.Q. test in order to adopt a pit bull!
this is definitely the same father/son DECOSTA team but
could this be the same MICHAEL DECOSTA SR, charged with cyber harassment?
could this be the same MICHAEL DECOSTA JR, smoking pot?


12.17.20 meriden, connecticut last month 55 yr old Yvonne Savaikis' papillon Gizmo was killed during their walk. Savaikis spent a week in the hospital and was stuck with a $3000 vet bill. BLAINE GAMBLE'S hideous mutant broke his leash in order to attack. the dog warden recommended the pit be euthanized. GAMBLE was cited for expires license and rabies and is appealing the death sentence, which could take months. meanwhile Savaikis is lobbying for for tougher leash laws for mutants. i'm not sure how much good that would do considering the frankenmauler busted his leash.

12.20.10 canada the city of white rock is continuing to move forward with their efforts to euthanize the amstaff that killed the yorkie poo after it had been banned from the city for attacking dogs.
“If the dog’s instinct is to kill another animal, that’s a dangerous dog,” Paul Stanton, director of White Rock development services.

and the attacks that the media NEVER reports

12.17.10 lincoln, nebraska two huskies owned by 21 yr old JANETH HERNANDEZ attacked several animals on a neighboring farm. the pair killed an 8 month old reindeer and injured a 7 yr old reindeer so badly, it had to be euthanized. they also "attacked three other animals and several Belgian horses".

12.17.10 bangor, maine a loose german shepherd attacked a woman and her lab.

12.17.10 UK a series of attacks on sheep in lincolnshire is being blamed on two labs.

12.22.10 seattle, washington just barely out of quarantine after attacking a 10 yr old boy, 2 of the 3 same bullmastiffs attacked a woman and her dog.

honorable mentions

12.22.10 internet chatter I have a 75 pound pit mix. He is fully trained, except for when we got for walks. He gets excited (happy/wants to play) when he sees other dogs and doesn’t respond to my corrections. He usually pulls me very hard, and could pull me into oncoming traffic if he wanted to. If the person walking their dog sees me and my huge dog pulling they usually get very scared due to his appearance. This sometimes results in screaming and hysterical behavior on the other person’s part. He also wants to eat little animals so walking him at night can result in an encounter with a skunk or raccoon. I try to hold strong and keep him in heel position, but he gets into the red zone so fast that I lose complete control. I want to use a shock collar to get him to listen to me during walks. Will he become aggressive in the future due to me using the shock collar to keep him under control? Is it cruel and unusal to use this type of collar under any circumstance? i’m working with a certified trainer. this is last resort. I already use a prong….
can't wait til this lil bugger hits the front page


Anonymous said...

The fact that the moron named his two mutants "TROUBLE and RIPPER" says it all! These pit nutters unwittingly reveal themselves and their mutants for what they are, even though some of them engage in deliberate lies and propaganda to distort.

. said...

I feel real sympathy for Yvonne. You can just feel the sadness in her face.

. said...

You know what I find amazing?

That for every other lab, husky, or Shepard story - there's at least 4 or 5 pit stories.

If this doesn't tell anyone anything, then I don't know what to do. They must sincerely be blind, deaf, fools.

. said...

By the way, Craven.

Your Franken Mauler Roundups remind me of this article I just wrote.

Anonymous said...

I hope people don't train their pits to do this

scurrilous amateur blogger said...

i blogged about that in october. it is sad to see that terrierman thinks this is admirable.

Anonymous said...

Interesting to me to view pit nutter apologetics through the lens of it being a pseudoscience. The entire wiki entry is good, but this part I think especially.

Anonymous said...

As much as I've loved small breed dogs, I see that the current pit situation may necessitate people buying large dogs that are gentle to their family but will defend in a pinch. I'm thinking of labs, goldens, newfoundlands, boxers, and others. These dogs will be companions first but will be able to put up at least some defense against a pit. If I had a young child, I might buy a lab pup (that I knew was sound) and have them be super buddies and very bonded. That dog would like to be with the kid all the time. If a pit bull attacked, the dog would at least be able to help. The counterpoint would be that the sight of the dog might bring the pit over and cause the altercation. The ideal maybe would be a dog that could easily defeat the pit yet still be gentle. I know that irish wolfhounds are massive and seem friendly, but not sure about how they are with kids. Heck, get the kid 2 labs as guards and friends. I would just feel safer if my child was accompanied by a loving, powerful dog when out and about.

scurrilous amateur blogger said...

anon 6:19, this is kind of creepy, i was at that wiki site earlier today.

anon 9:03, i would recommend that you stick with dog breeds that you like. pits attack and kill large breed dogs (and horses) all of the time and little dogs like jack russells and chihuahuas have come to defense of their people against pit bulls.

be sure to arm yourself.

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Anonymous said...

Looks like we have a shock collar spammer.

If baseball bats, shovels, and bear spray do not work on pit bulls then I doubt a non-lethal shock will do anything but intensify their attack.

bluesmom said...

I hate all the pit bull attacks but to me, the horse attacks are the worst. Lived through that nightmare and it remains with me every day. My horse lived but he will never be the same.
The U.K. horses in the above article are BIG money horses. Like my horse, they will probably never enter a show ring or be reliable saddle horses. Who absorbs the loss on horses that do not have the mental stability to do the job they were bred to do? The horse owner. The carriage horse is in the same situation. Would I want to drive him through town with dogs running on the sidewalk? Nope. Thanks to the civil court system, my horse's expenses are covered for the rest of his natural life. To the owners of the horses in the above articles... get a good lawyer.

Anonymous said...

All of these attacks were precalculated and the actuarial risk to neighborhood pets was deemed acceptable by the breeders, rescue orgs, and owners.

Animal cruelty charges are merited.

Anonymous said...

Shock collars, tasers and electric fences only tickle an attack motivated Pit. Multiple gunshots and euthasol are the only sure methods to stop attacks.