pit bull topic page

3:36 am on Wednesday April 24, 2013

Mount Pleasant dog stabbing highlights tensions about pit bulls

When a pit bull mix jumped on a Mount Pleasant labradoodle, and the labradoodle's owner couldn't separate the dogs, he stabbed the pit bull four times.
5:55 am on Friday September 9, 2011

Another pit bull attack, this one on Hilton Head (update)

Flickr user pwcorgigirl Update September 9: Kaelee Mucha is back in school following the dog bite to her face. The Island Packet has followed up with a report on the damage the bite did and the status of the dog; take a read here. First reporting...
4:26 am on Tuesday August 23, 2011

Lady's Island man and son attacked by family pit bull

Flickr user pwcorgigirl The Island Packet has a report of a pit bull being shot and killed after it attacked its owner and his father on Lady's Island. The owner's father came to his aid but ultimately the dog had to be shot. Read the Packet report...
8:14 am on Thursday July 28, 2011

Felony charges filed in case of dog that perished in hot weather

Flickr user jeffbalke Not the dog in question, but you get the idea. A Lowcountry dog perished last Thursday after it was left outside with little shade in a 110-degree heat index. And now 26-year-old Bluffton man Loies Loyola is being charged with...
12:00 pm on Thursday May 26, 2011

One dog killed, numerous others hospitalized by escaped pit bull (update: to be euthanized)

Image by Flickr user This Year's LoveUpdate May 26: In a followup report, The Post and Courier has an update on the status of charges agains the pit bull's owner and notes that the dog will be put down. Read the report over here. Update February 24...
3:25 pm on Saturday March 12, 2011

Following dog-on-dog attacks, Charleston County park workers train to spot aggressive behavior

Image by Flickr user mikebaird Instead of banning breeds, Charleston County parks have decided to train workers to spot aggressive dogs over aggressive breeds.  Following the late February attack of a pit bull mix on a small dog at Wannamaker...
2:27 pm on Saturday March 5, 2011

Young victim of brutal pit bull attack in Pit Bull gets a special delivery

Flickr user danagraves The 3-year old victim of a vicious pit bull attack last month recieved a special surprise from some caring neighbors.  Daniella was given a gift bag full of books in both English and Spanish that will hopefully raise the young...
5:30 pm on Sunday February 27, 2011

Pit bull or other dog owner? Here's some classes for you

Flickr user airwaves1 Given all the recent news about dog attacks in the Beaufort area we thought area dog obedience classes would be worth a mention. Up first is the most topically relevant (even if it is a bit of a drive,) the Humane Society for...
5:20 am on Friday February 25, 2011

More information on Beaufort's two dog attacks

Flickr user erinblatzer There are now two dog stories of note at play in the Beaufort area, the February 17 pit bull attack on a three-year old in the Shell Point area, and the February 19 bull mastiff on a 17-month old in the Burton area. In the...
4:59 am on Thursday February 24, 2011

On Port Royal pit bull attack: Were calls handled correctly? Are dogs getting a bad rap? (w/videos)

Flickr user pwcorgigirl WSAV continues its  in-depth coverage of the Port Royal pit bull attack with two new pieces this morning. The first is from Holly Bounds, who spoke with county officials regarding whether procedures were followed correctly...