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In This Issue
2019 Dog Bite Fatality Victims
Man has died because of a rare infection traced back to a lick from his dog
Breed of the Month
Four people attacked by pack of dogs
2020 Train the Trainer NEW Date
Authorities Were Warned
#211 Dog Stopper Umbrellas
The dog will bite the first thing he comes too.  Always have something with you to put between you and the dog.   
Tip of the Month:
Situational Awareness
Be safe by being situationally aware! When entering the yard or home identify what you could grab to put between you and an attacking dog. If don't carry something you better know what's around you! 
American Society of Safety Professionals Orlando, FL
Session number: S7045
Session Title: "Bulli Ray Dog Bite Prevention Training"
Session Date and Time: Thursday, June 25, 2020, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
2019 Dog Bite Fatality Victims

Highest Total For One Year To Date: 46  
28 of the 46 victims were because of pack attacks.  

Most dangerous situations:
  • Leaving an infant or toddler alone with any breed of dog.
  • Approaching a chained dog.  
  • Encountering a pack of loose dogs, familiar or unfamiliar to you.
  • Inserting yourself into a dogfight. 
  • Approaching a vehicle with dogs are inside.  

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A 63-year-old man has died because of a rare infection traced back to a lick from his dog
Pet owners with flu-like symptoms should urgently seek medical advice
when their symptoms exceed those of a simple viral infection, which in this case were severe dyspnoea and petechiae.

The disease contracted by the man, who was admitted to Red Cross Hospital in Bremen, Germany, was due to the bacterium capnocytophaga canimorsus. It's found most commonly in the mouths of cats and dogs, and is transmitted to humans in rare cases, usually through an animal bite.
The most susceptible are those who suffer from immunodeficiency, splenectomy or alcohol abuse, but the report notes that the patient didn't suffer from those conditions.
In this case, the man had also not been bitten.
Instead, he was only licked by his pet during the weeks before he was admitted to the hospital.
When the man arrived at the Red Cross Hospital, he reported severe symptoms for three days, such as an elevated temperature and difficulty breathing (dyspnoea). The day before, a rash had also appeared on his face (petechiae), to go along with nerve and muscle pain in his legs, which was the cause of subcutaneous bleeding. 
Without a headache or neck stiffness, the medical team couldn't diagnose meningitis. But it did diagnose him with sepsis, a blood infection, and purpura fulminans, which is a blood clotting disorder that leads to skin discoloration.

Doctors were able to identify the cause of the illness on the fourth day in care. But even with adjusted treatment, his condition grew worse, leading to multiple organ failures, as well as pneumonia. After 16 days of treatment, the patient died from multiple organ failures, according to the report.
Similar cases have recently been seen in the States.
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Breed of the Month: Beauceron

Beauceron is the largest of the French sheepdogs. Though almost unknown outside of France, the Beauceron has a long history.
Was a general-purpose dog. Worked and selected for a very long time, the Beauceron is used to both guard and herd sheep and cattle, it was very useful against wolves. Originating in the plains region surrounding Paris known as La Beauce, the Beauceron is also known as Berger de Beauce (Shepherd of the Beauce) or Bas Rouge (Red Stockings). The Beauceron is closely related to it's long-haired cousin, the Briard or Berger de Brie.

The Beauceron was also used by the French army. Their ability to follow commands without hesitation was well utilized during both wars in Europe, where the military used them on the front lines to run messages. Beaucerons were also used to pick up trails, detect mines and support commando activity. Today Beauceron's are still used as military dogs as well as police dogs. 
Since the Sixties, the Beauceron's popularity has grown in France. But it wasn't until recently the breed has become known outside of France. The Beauceron is gaining in popularity in many different countries.

Life span:
10 - 14 years
Origin:  France
Weight: 70 to 110 lbs

Officers responded to the 800 block of Reed Avenue in East Akron for a report of three dogs biting. The dogs were gone by the time police arrived.
A 36-year-old Norton woman told police she was getting out of her van when she was attacked around 10:30 a.m. Monday. She said she was knocked to the ground, and the dogs bit her along both sides of her body, from her torso to her feet.

A 32-year-old Akron man heard the woman screaming and tried to fight off the dogs. He was bit numerous times on the left arm.

The dogs then attacked a 38-year-old Akron mail carrier on the back of his left thigh. He sprayed the dogs with pepper spray, and they retreated, running east. He had puncture marks on his pants, but he didn't believe the dogs bit his leg.
The man and woman went to Summa Akron City Hospital for treatment. Both had extensive injuries from the attack, according to a police report.

In a second incident, a 57-year-old Akron woman told police she was walking on Milton Street between Roscoe Avenue and Chittenden Street in East Akron a little over a mile away from Reed Avenue around 11 a.m. Monday when she was attacked by three dogs. She said she was bitten on the head, arms and legs.

A group of men driving by stopped to help her, first trying to grab her while they were driving to try to pull her away from the dogs. When that didn't work, they hit the dogs with sticks to get them off her.

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  Mario Moore, 40, was killed by a pack of dogs in Memphis.

Nikita Fullilove described how four large dogs attacked her on Wednesday, the day before possibly the same roaming pack of dogs killed 40-year old Mario Moore. Fullilove pointed out the home where she believes the owner lives. "The owner, she know her dogs attack people," Fullilove told Local Memphis. 

This week another resident, Sherry Pruitt, said loose dogs attacked her while she was walking in the same neighborhood back in May.
Pruitt said she emailed Memphis Animal Services (MAS) about the dogs three weeks ago. "I just feel it's negligent, because I did my part and that's why. I knew that those animals were going to kill someone," she said. However, Pruitt did not reply to a follow up question from MAS, so her complaint could not be investigated. MAS released two photographs of the dogs involved in the fatal attack, a mixed breed, similar to the one seen in the Fullilove segment, and a pit bull-mix.
So far, MAS has captured 12 dogs in the area, though four are not suspected to be involved in the fatal attack. MAS continues to patrol the area and has traps set. It is unknown if Facebook commenter, Sharonica Palton, will speak to the media. After the dogs killed Moore early Thursday, she claimed the dogs had attacked 10 people within the last two months "and more before then." Palton also claimed that multiple people had called the pound, but nothing was ever done.
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