The 4-year-old step-daughter of Jesse Browning from The History Channel’s series “Ax Men” has died from injuries her family said she received when she was attacked by their Rottweiler.
Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin says Ashlynn Anderson was found by her mother, badly injured on their lawn of their home just outside Astoria, Ore., on Sunday.
Jesse Browning called 911. Paramedics tried to save the girl’s life and she was transported by helicopter to Oregon Health and Science University hospital in Portland. She was pronounced dead on arrival.
Though Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin said only one of the two family dogs mauled the girl, but both were taken from the home at the request of the family. The couple also has another child, age 1, living in the home.
Deputies transported the dogs to the Clatsop County animal shelter where they are quarantined.
According to TV station KATU, the family contacted the Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office about four months ago to report a third dog who bit a adult family member. That dog was reportedly destroyed.
Posted by John Woestendiek March 2nd, 2010 under Muttsblog.
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An outbreak of Parvovirus, a serious and highly contagious dog disease, has forced Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter to temporarily close all dog housing.
Because of the illness, the city shelter ceased adopting out dogs about a week ago. The housing areas at BARCS will be closed to both the public and volunteers until at least Feb. 14, after which adoptions will continue. The shelter remains opens to those wishing to adopt cats, which are not affected by the disease.
Jennifer Mead-Brause, executive director of BARCS, said the outbreak was traced to two dogs that owners brought in to surrender about 10 days ago. In one case, the owner was aware the dog had the disease and told shelter staff, allowing them to take proper precautions.
In the second case, it was not known that the dog had the virus.
In all, eight dogs caught the disease, which Mead-Brause says appears to have been contained.
Dogs are remaining in quarantine for another week to make sure the virus, which has a two-week incubation period, doesn’t show up again.
“We’re waiting for that and just holding our breath,” she said.
Posted by John Woestendiek February 6th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
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