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  • Pit bull mauls 12-year-old Washington boy

    June 18, 2014 7:21 AM

    WASHINGTON, La. - Police say a 12-year-old Washington boy is in the hospital after a pit bull attack. Police Chief Ronelle Broussard says his office was informed of the attack around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Broussard says the animal allegedly attacked the investigating officer, forcing the officer to shoot and kill... more »
  • Officer attacked by dog during domestic dispute

    June 2, 2014 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said an officer was attacked by a dog after he arrested a man for home invasion Sunday. Officers said 27-year-old Justin Williams came to a residence at 5127 Washington Ave. to visit his children, but was told he could not visit them. Police said... more »
  • Chief: Dog that killed little girl was a "monster"

    March 26, 2014 11:17 AM

    HOUMA - A police chief called the 130-pound pit bull that killed a Houma 4-year-old a "monster", and said counselors were working with police who responded to the scene and fatally shot the dog. Houme Police Chief Todd Duplantis told WWL-TV the scene at the apartment complex where Mia... more »
  • After attack, dog bite victim wants pit bulls banned Play Video

    November 14, 2013 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lisa Smith is demanding change after she was bitten five times at the dog park on Dalrymple Drive Thursday afternoon. The attack happened when she was attempting to free her dog from the jaws of an aggressive pit bull mix. "He turned my dog onto his... more »
  • Animal Control: Dog fighting big in Baton Rouge Play Video

    November 9, 2013 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Animal Control says dog fighting is a big problem in Baton Rouge. One dog picked up as a stray two months ago serves as a reminder of dog fighting. Daniel, named after the biblical story "Daniel in the Lion's Den," arrived at the... more »
  • Woman pleads no contest in pit bull attack

    August 13, 2013 12:00 PM

    AMITE - A Loranger woman has pleaded no contest to a charge of negligent injury after her pit bull mauled an 8-year-old girl in Hammond in 2012. The Daily Star reports 40-year-old Bridgette Harper entered her plea Monday. Harper will be sentenced by state District Judge Elizabeth Wolfe on Oct.... more »
  • BRPD: Officer bitten by pit bull Play Video

    June 4, 2013 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge said one of their officers was attacked and bitten by a pit bull while responding to a disturbance at a home. A spokesperson for BRPD said one of their officers responded to a call about a disturbance on Dutton Ave. this afternoon.... more »
  • Woman attacked by pit bull at animal shelter

    December 16, 2012 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A woman was attacked by a dog at the animal shelter and was rushed to an area hospital Sunday. The victim, whose name has not been released, was bitten by a pit bull. Reached by phone Sunday afternoon, Paula Shaw, an employee of Companion Animal Alliance,... more »
  • Woman accused of cruelty to pit bulls

    November 9, 2012 9:04 AM

    MONROE - Monroe police have arrested a woman accused of mistreating her dogs. 34-year-old Denita Sellers was booked Thursday on two charges of cruelty to animals and a charge of aggravated cruelty. According to an arrest affidavit, police were called to Sellers' residence in reference to the mistreatment... more »
  • Pit bull causes lockdown at Mississippi school

    May 9, 2012 12:24 PM

    PLANTERSVILLE, Miss. - Authorities say a vicious pit bull caused a school to be put on lockdown in northeast Mississippi until police killed it. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that the dog had broken its chain and was roaming near Plantersville Middle School. Authorities said no students saw the... more »
  • Pit bull attacks child Play Video

    April 25, 2012 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Video surveillance captured, what the eight-year-old victim's parents called pit bulls, jumping, scratching, biting and gang tackling a little girl. The victim's parents did not want their identities released but said it happened Easter Sunday evening in a South Baton Rouge neighborhood. The girl suffered one... more »
  • Pit bull owner cited after attack Play Video

    April 2, 2012 5:51 PM

    WATSON- A young girl is recovering after a pit bull bit her over the weekend. Livingston Parish Deputies said the dog was chained up and behind a fence when the attack happened. "The child was in the vicinity of the dog, which was restrained, it was inside a... more »
  • Woman cited after pit bull kills neighbor's dog

    February 10, 2012 8:40 AM

    HOUMA - Terrebonne Parish deputies say they ticketed a Houma woman after her pit bull dog leaped out of her car and killed a neighbor's small poodle. Deputies said the attack happened Tuesday evening. According to The Courier the woman told police that the pit bull jumped out of her... more »
  • CAA mistakenly euthanizes family pet Play Video

    January 13, 2012 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Anna Boone and her three kids are angry and hurt after their family dog was euthanized Thursday, one day before a judge was scheduled to decide if it could go back home to its family. Animal control officers picked up "Tigger" after a report he killed... more »
  • Two arrested after deputies find neglected, dead dogs

    December 8, 2011 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in Terrebonne Parish arrested two people for cruelty to animals after dead or malnourished dogs were found at their property. Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois said his office had been tipped off about the cruelty yesterday, and found one dead pit bull and four other neglected... more »
  • Future for 30 pit bulls in question Play Video

    November 23, 2011 5:20 PM

    GONZALES - The fate of 30 pit bulls, including a handful of weeks-old puppies, is in question after deputies believe they busted a Donaldsonville dog-fighting ring. The dogs are currently housed at the Ascension Parish Animal Shelter. If the owner does not claim them within 15 days, they become... more »
  • Dogs rescued from flood in Livingston Parish

    September 6, 2011 5:26 PM

    MAUREPAS- The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office and the Livingston SPCA confiscated eight pit bulls from rising water at a home on Hwy 22 in Maurepas. Terri Dunlap, director of the Livingston SPCA, says the dogs were abandoned with no food or water and locked in small kennels. After examining... more »
  • Man arrested after hitting, stabbing pit bull

    April 9, 2011 10:48 AM

    CHALMETTE- A man from Violet is behind bars accused of striking his pit bull four times with a baseball bat and plunging a sword through its neck because it messed in his bedroom. It happened Tuesday after 29-year-old Ralph J. Topey III came home from a night of drinking.... more »
  • 64 stitches for boy after dog encounter

    January 20, 2011 12:47 PM

    HOUMA - A 4-year-old boy who stuck his head through a fence while talking to another child was mauled by a pit bull dog. The Houma Courier reports that it took 64 stitches to close wounds to the head and face of Christian Silver. The Terrebonne Sheriff's Office said no... more »
  • Some question why pit bull that attacked twice was returned

    October 18, 2010 6:58 PM

    A pit bull mix may be euthanized by East Baton Rouge Animal Control after it attacked the same woman's dog twice and killed it Thursday. It also injured its 91-year-old owner. The victim, Naomi Montrue Smith, questions why the dog was returned in the first place. Smith's schnauzer,... more »
  • Judge orders pit bull killed after biting boy

    October 11, 2010 3:14 PM

    A Lafourche Parish judge has ruled that a pit bull that bit a 12-year-old boy without provocation must die. The Comet reports that the dog's owner, Marie Bermudez, agreed to the order handed down Monday by Judge Walt Lanier. The dog named Duke bit the boy's thigh as he rode... more »
  • Authorities say pit bull should die

    October 7, 2010 7:53 AM

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office is asking a judge to order a pit bull killed after its unprovoked attack on a 12-year-old Larose boy last week. Thursday's Daily Comet said the boy's mother also wants the dog to be put to death because of the injuries it inflicted and the... more »
  • Dog shot after biting deputy

    July 9, 2010 7:28 AM

    A pit bull dog was shot in the head after it bit a narcotics agent with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office in the leg. Deputies say the agent had gone to a residence in Larose to serve a man with papers dealing with plans to seize alleged drug money. Albert... more »
  • Man arrested for impersonating a police officer

    July 5, 2010 6:34 AM

    A Kentucky man is charged with impersonating an officer after he allegedly stopped a car on I-10 in Metairie and pulled a gun on the driver. Deputies say Herman Justice had a red flashing light on his car and an arsenal of weapons including assault weapons and knives. Investigators say... more »
  • Woman says Chihuahua died protecting her children from pit bull

    June 30, 2010 12:31 PM

    A Northern California woman says her Chihuahua died protecting her children from two pit bulls that got into her apartment. Mayda Estrella, of Richmond, says the family's Chihuahua, named Manchas, jumped in between the canine invaders and her 4-year-old son Sunday. A pit bull grabbed Manchas with its... more »
  • Chalmette woman mauled by dog

    May 29, 2010 10:58 AM

    Authorities in St. Bernard Parish say a Chalmette woman suffered severe injuries from being mauled by a pit bull. Friday afternoon's attack occurred inside the home of a friend. The sheriff's office has not named the 51-year-old victim, but says she was taken to a New Orleans hospital... more »
  • 2 booked on cruelty to animals

    April 12, 2010 7:04 AM

    Richwood police have arrested two people suspected of mistreating animals. The News-Star reports that 22-year-old Darrel Stevenson and 24-year-old Courtney Profit, both of Monroe, were booked into Ouachita Correctional Center Saturday for cruelty to animals and simple criminal damage to property. Profit was also booked on three warrants with Monroe... more »
  • Third New Orleans child attacked by pit bull

    April 7, 2010 8:15 AM

    The third dog attack in seven days on children in New Orleans required police to use an electroshock weapon to immobilize the animal. The Times-Picayune reports that police acted after a pit bull bit a 6-year-old boy in the thigh in eastern New Orleans Tuesday night. Jeb Tate, a spokesman... more »
  • St. Mary parish passes pit bull ordinance

    March 26, 2010 12:51 PM

    St. Mary Parish passed an ordinance regulating the ownership of pit bulls in unincorporated areas of the parish earlier this week. The ordinance, which goes into effect July 1, has specific restrictions for pit bull owners. They must live at the same physical address at which the dogs... more »
  • Pit bull ordinance passes in St. Mary

    March 25, 2010 6:30 AM

    The St. Mary Parish Council has unanimously adopted an ordinance regulating the ownership of pit bulls in unincorporated areas of the parish. The strict measures, which go into effect July 1, levy several restrictions on owners of the dogs, including living at the same physical address at which the dogs... more »
  • Dog dump discovered

    December 11, 2009 5:13 PM

    Investigators are trying to determine who dumped five dead dogs near the intersection of Plank Road and Hooper Road. East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control workers picked up the carcasses around noon today. EBR Animal Control Director Hilton Cole says there could be a wide range of factors. They include... more »

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