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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2013
A Dundalk toddler was bitten in the face by a pit bull Sunday, sending the 20-month-old girl to the hospital for several stitches, Baltimore County police said. The girl was bitten by the pit bull about 12:45 p.m. in the 7200 block of Conley Street. The family was preparing to leave the house and set the toddler on a couch next to the dog, when the dog bit her unprovoked, police said. Authorities were still trying to determine who owned the dog, but said the dog was "known to the home.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2010
Isaiah Harrison didn't see the pit bull until it was too late. Now the federal law enforcement officer is home with a hand that will require surgery and physical therapy, and his 11-pound Yorkshire terrier-poodle mix is dead. "He was just a little puppy," said Pat Harrison, Isaiah's wife. "It's just so sad. It's terrible." Isaiah Harrison, a police officer with the Federal Reserve, was walking 17-month-old Little Stewie near his home in Ellicott City on Sunday when a pit bull appeared in front of them and attacked.
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By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2010
A dog was fighting to live Wednesday after being attacked by a man wielding a machete Tuesday in North Baltimore. According to police documents, Levar J. Bailey attacked a pit bull/shepherd mix in his neighbor's gated yard at about 6 p.m. Bailey lives several houses down in the 3000 block of Wylie Ave., according to police. When police arrested Bailey, 33, they said he was yelling, "The dog was trying to bite my daughter," according to charging documents. Bailey was taken to an area hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2012
A pit bull was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon in Edgewood by a deputy with the Harford County sheriff's office after it bit a child and then charged the officer, according to a sheriff's spokeswoman. The shooting came one day after the General Assembly deadlocked over legislation that would have overruled a court decision labeling pit bulls as inherently dangerous animals, ending the bill's chance of passage during this summer's second special session. An anonymous caller first contacted police about 4:50 p.m. to report two aggressive pit bulls walking in the 1400 block of St. Michael's Court in the Stoneleigh Square subdivision, said Monica Worrell, the spokeswoman.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2012
The General Assembly deadlocked Tuesday night over legislation that would have overruled a widely criticized court decision labeling pit bulls as inherently dangerous, apparently killing the bill in this summer's special session. Senate PresidentThomas V. Mike Millersaid he did not believe there would be any action on the legislation because "the difference is very stark" between House and Senate versions of the bill. Miller, a Calvert County Democrat, spoke on the Senate floor just before 9 p.m. as the chamber gathered to consider a bill on gambling expansion, the main purpose for a special session that was expected to continue long into the night.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2011
Michelle bears three small white scars on her black nose, another above her left eye and marks on both her front legs - left by metal grips of a device used to hold her still for forced breeding. A tear in her lower lip has healed nicely after surgery. Considering where she's been, the tan, 41/2-year-old terrier is lucky. Michelle is one of four dogs at the Baltimore Humane Society in Reisterstown that were seized in an animal cruelty case. These dogs are at last getting a taste of what life might be like as a household pet, learning about walking on a leash, heeding commands, playing dog games that don't leave them bloodied.
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By Liz F. Kay | liz.kay@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 22, 2010
Jury selection will begin Wednesday for the firearms possession trial of twin brothers accused of setting fire to a pit bull in May. Travers and Tremayne Johnson, both 18, and their father, Charles Johnson, 76, were charged in June with possession of firearms and marijuana. Police say the drugs and weapons were found that month in a raid of the Johnsons' South Pulaski Street home while investigating the dog burning. Prosecutors plan to handle the firearm case before the animal cruelty charges, which drew nationwide attention.
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May 25, 2011
A woman who was riding along a trail at the Deer Creek Preservation Area in Street was knocked off her horse after it was attacked by a pit bull early last week. The attack was the second in this month in Harford County involving a pit bull and other animals. The woman, 35, of the 300 block of East Jarrettsville Road in Forest Hill, told police she and a friend, were riding their horses in the Deer Creek trail around 6 p.m. May 15 when they saw two men and a young girl, who had two pit bull terriers with them, walking toward them from the opposite direction.
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May 3, 2012
In his column, "Pit bulls: Own them at your own risk," Dan Rodricks quotes a recent Maryland Court of Appeals decision that says the Albuquerque Humane Society has stopped accepting and adopting out pit bulls "because of their potential for attacks on other animals and people. " That is doubly incorrect. First, the "Albuquerque Humane Society" does not exist. Second, Animal Humane - New Mexico, a 47-year old private animal shelter based in Albuquerque, N.M. (often mistkenly called the Albuquerque Humane Society)
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2012
Pit bull owners and other animal advocates won't get a chance to overturn a recent Court of Appeals decision labeling the breed as dangerous during the special General Assembly session now under way, but they might get their chance if the legislature reconvenes this summer to consider gambling issues. Senate PresidentThomas V. Mike Millerindicated that he's amenable to putting the issue on the agenda and encouraged people who want action before next January to make their views known to Gov.Martin O'Malley.
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