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  • Fatal dog attack latest in series of maulings in the Antelope Valley

    Fatal dog attack latest in series of maulings in the Antelope Valley
    Littlerock is one of those small Antelope Valley towns that melt into the desert, a place of few people but many dogs. Houses surrounded by chain-link fences bear "no trespassing" and "beware of dog" signs. A chorus of barks and growls greets passersby.
  • Dog owner charged with murder in woman's mauling

    Dog owner charged with murder in woman's mauling
    Pamela Devitt was taking a morning walk through her neighborhood earlier this month when a pack of pit bulls mauled her. The retired office manager suffered 150 to 200 puncture wounds in the fatal attack. When the first sheriff's deputy arrived on the...

    Are pit bulls a menace?

     Are pit bulls a menace?
    The owner of several pit bulls that mauled a woman to death in the Antelope Valley in May was arraigned Wednesday in an L.A. County courtroom on charges of murder and animal owner negligence. This is exactly the way the authorities should deal with such a...

    Shark scientists urge media to stop using the phrase 'shark attacks'

    Shark scientists urge media to stop using the phrase 'shark attacks'
    It was the summer of 2001. The media were in a frenzy over sharks before Sept. 11 changed everyone's focus. New Smyrna Beach and Volusia County were well on their way toward a record-setting year for shark bites. The majority of news outlets were...

    Pet news briefs: Dog attack stats ranked by city

    The U.S. Postal Service has released dog attack rankings for 2012 by city. Last year, nearly 5,900 letter carriers were attacked by dogs. Overall, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were thought to be about 4.7 million...