June 4, 2013
Re "Where fear is unleashed," June 1, and "Dog owner is charged with murder in woman's mauling," May 31 The account of the mauling death last month of a woman in the Antelope Valley town of Littlerock is horrific. Just as sickening are the heartless dog owners who "drop off" their unwanted animals in the deserts outside Los Angeles and abandon them to a gruesome fate. When will people recognize that responsibility for dogs and their behavior is ours? Yes, responsibility for the most recent mauling death may belong to Alex Jackson, whose dogs had reportedly been involved in multiple attacks.
May 10, 2013 |
It's tragic that a woman was mauled to death by four pit bulls Thursday morning as she went for a walk in the Antelope Valley community of Littlerock. And if the circumstances around her attack prove to be as police suspect, it's a reminder not that pit bulls are necessarily dangerous - they are not - but that irresponsible people train them in ways that make them dangerous. Police found and seized eight dogs - six of them pit bulls - that they suspect may have been among the ones that killed the woman.
November 13, 2012 |
Police in Belize searched Monday for the founder of McAfee Inc., who is wanted for questioning in the death of his American neighbor in a Caribbean island town. John McAfee lived next door to 57-year-old Gregory Faull, who was found dead Sunday morning in the hallway of his apartment, Belize Police Department spokesman Raphael Martinez said. Faull's housekeeper discovered him shot in the head, lying face-up in a pool of blood. Investigators believe Faull was killed late Saturday night or early Sunday morning during a rainy evening on the island of Ambergris Caye.
December 11, 2009 |
There have always been good dogs and bad dogs. The good dogs come when you call, romp happily with the children and stay off the sofa. The bad dogs chase after cars, trample the flower beds and pass wind under the coffee table. Then there are the really bad dogs -- the cat-killers, face-biters and snarling, drooling wretches so mean even their owners want them shot. Those are Steve Markwell's kind of dogs. FOR THE RECORD: Dog sanctuary: In Friday's Section A, a photo accompanying an article on a sanctuary for mean dogs in Washington state was credited to Kim Murphy of the Los Angeles Times.
November 27, 2009 |
As soon as Renee Legro saw the sheep, she screamed. The herd, 1,300 strong, has been coming for 30 years to graze in this valley on the backside of the Continental Divide. But as Colorado has become an adventure sports destination, the once-empty valley has filled with hikers, campers and mountain bikers like Legro, and she was about to tragically embody the collision of the old West with the new. Legro, 33, screamed because she knew what came with the herd -- guard dogs.
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April 9, 2006 |
A man was attacked by three guard dogs and killed while trespassing at a steel storage yard in Compton early Saturday, sheriff's officials said. Deputies were called to the property in the 1800 block of West Compton Boulevard about 5:30 a.m. to investigate a suspected burglary. When they arrived, deputies found the dogs, which were pit bull mixes, mauling the suspected intruder. The man was taken to Memorial Hospital of Gardena, where he was pronounced dead, said sheriff's Lt. Mike Alerich.