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Firefighters clean Theo the pit bull after pulling him from a sewer Friday. (Chicago Fire Media/Twitter)

Firefighters Rescue Dog From Sewer

(CBS) – Chicago firefighters were involved in an unusual rescue Friday afternoon. Crews rescued a 3-year-old, 95-pound pit bull named Theo after the dog fell into a sewer while walking with its owner, Chicago Fire […]

06/19/2015

Missy, a pit bull since renamed "Monkey" is getting care at Found Chicago, after being left alone in a Chicago Animal Care and Control van for five days in April, with almost no food or water. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM)

Pit Bull Left Alone 5 Days Gaining Weight, But Still Weeks Away From Adoption

The one-year-old pit bull mix that was left alone in a Chicago city dog pound van for at least five days last month is now a step closer to getting her “forever home.”

05/22/2015

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Pit Bulls Attack Collie In Riverside: Police

The owner of the pitbulls, a Chicago man whom police did not identify, was ticketed under a village ordinance for having a dangerous or fierce dog unleashed.

03/27/2015

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Waukegan Woman’s House Shot Up After Woman Killed Dog

A Waukegan woman said she believes she was the victim of retaliation, after she shot and killed a pit bull that was attacking another dog she was watching.

02/10/2015

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Man Shoots And Kills Pit Bull That Bit His Daughter

The pit bull bit the man’s 5-year-old daughter at their home in the 8500 block of South Vincennes Avenue about 5 p.m., then tried to attack the owner, who shot the dog and killed it, police said.

11/04/2014

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Pit Bull Attacks Mail Carrier In Carpentersville

The pit bull’s owner said the dog broke through a screen door to get outside.

10/23/2014

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Vernon Hills Cops Kill Pit Bull That Attacked Woman

Police confirmed a woman and her dog were mauled by a pit bull in the New Century Town subdivision. The woman suffered injuries to both her hands trying to defend her miniature Doberman Pinscher, who was badly hurt in the incident.

06/26/2014

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Woman Sues City After Chicago Police Officer Shoots, Kills Puppy

A woman is suing the city of Chicago and several police officers nearly a year after her 5-year-old daughter watched an off-duty officer shoot and kill their pit bull puppy near their home in the Norwood Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

05/19/2014

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Pit Bulls Attack East Chicago Boy

A 9-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after being attacked by two pit bulls Tuesday evening in East Chicago, Ind., the Post-Tribune is reporting.

04/16/2014

A pit bull named Cheff was found in a cage in Riverside; police want to find the owner. (Riverside Police)

Malnourished Pit Bull Found Caged, Cold In Riverside Parking Lot

It was between zero and 5 degrees when the pit bull was out in the cold, abandoned in his cage in the parking lot of the MacNeal Professional Building in Riverside.

01/09/2014

Willow the pit bull. (Credit: Go Fund Me)

The Willow Fund: Pit Bull Fund-Raiser Hits Snag

Willow the pit bull is very sick and needs help.

11/14/2013

Animal Care and Control Facility. (Credit: CBS)

Animal Control Worker Seriously Injured In Pit Bull Attack

An animal control worker was seriously injured after being mauled by a pit bull Monday morning, according to Chicago Fire Media.

11/02/2013

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Woman Attacked By Dogs May Lose Leg

A 64-year-old South Side woman remained in critical condition Saturday, a day after she and her pet Chihuahua were attacked by a neighbor’s pit bulls. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

10/19/2013

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Pit Bulls Maul 3-Year-Old Boy

The attack, which left the child with “multiple puncture wounds,” occurred in a building in the 7300 block of South Kingston Avenue, the fire department said.

06/03/2013

Damien Wilkerson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Chicago Man Accused Of Killing Dog Because It Tore His $4 Shirt

Damien Wilkerson, 34, of the 700 block of North Pine, was arrested Saturday and charged with aggravated cruelty to animals.

06/03/2013

Gerardo Perez. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Chicago Man Charged In Sex Act With Pit Bull At City Pound

A Chicago man has been charged with a sex act with a pit bull at the city animal pound.

06/02/2013

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Woman Disputes Story Of Chicago Cop Who Shot Her Dog

Tensions are boiling over in the Norwood Park neighborhood on Chicago’s Northwest Side where an off-duty Chicago police officer shot and killed a dog, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

05/19/2013

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Police Kill Pit Bull That Attacked Two People On South Side

A pit bull that had already attacked one person in the Englewood neighborhood Wednesday morning was shot dead by a Chicago Police sergeant as it attacked a 16-year-old boy on his way to school.

05/15/2013

A rescued pit bull was rescued in Monee on March 28, 2013, after she had been lit on fire, suffering burns on 20 to 25 percent of her body. She also might have been hit by a car. (Supplied to CBS)

Burned Pregnant Pit Bull Dies 2 Weeks After Being Found

CHICAGO (CBS) — The end to the story of a pregnant pit bull, discovered in Park Forest Palm Sunday, with burns to 25 percent of her body, is a tear-jerker, reports WBBM’s Michele Fiore. Nearly […]

04/07/2013

A rescued pit bull was rescued in Monee on March 28, 2013, after she had been lit on fire, suffering burns on 20 to 25 percent of her body. She also might have been hit by a car. (Supplied to CBS)

Burned Pregnant Pit Bull Recovering After Rescue In Monee

The dog was found on the side of the road near Monee. She’d been lit on fire, and might have been hit by a car

03/29/2013

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