Pit Bulls

Chatham resident John May says he was attacked by pit bulls. (CBS)

Pit Bulls Terrorize Chatham Neighborhood, Residents Say

Sixty-six-year-old Roland Hayes came home from Trinity Hospital Friday evening, bandages covering both his forearms. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

09/19/2014

Charles Tate (Chicago Police Department)

Police Find 13 Neglected Pit Bulls During Search Of Home

Prosecutors say 34-year-old Charles Tate was keeping the pit bulls, which had no access to water from their cages.

08/22/2014

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Man Hospitalized After Pit Bull Attack

A 58-year-old South Side man is hospitalized after being attacked by four pit bulls this morning in the Englewood neighborhood.

03/29/2014

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Cops Shoot 2 Dogs, Seize Pills And Guns In Calumet Heights

Gresham District officers were executing a search warrant at a home in the 9200 block of South Merrill Avenue about 10:30 p.m. when the dogs charged them as they entered the home’s basement.

02/25/2014

Shawn Taylor says five pit bulls broke free from this fence and attacked his stepson Nikita Hampton right on the sidewalk outside of a laundromat at Kedzie and Roosevelt. (Credit: CBS)

Man Recovering After Being Attacked By Five Pit Bulls

A Chicago man is recovering after a vicious attack by five pit bulls. As CBS 2’s Dave Davini explains it all happened in broad daylight this weekend and may have been prevented.

09/01/2013

Chicago Animal Care & Control workers remove two pit bulls from a house in the 9100 block of South Paxton Avenue on Aug. 14, 2014, several days after squatters abandoned the animals there. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Dogs Rescued From House Where Squatters Abandoned Them

Three Animal Care & Control workers went into the home in the 9100 block of South Paxton Avenue through a broken window, and captured the dogs using snares

WBBM Newsradio–08/14/2013

Two pit bulls peer out from the door of a house in the South Shore neighborhood, a day after mauling a 3-year-old boy. Animal control officers want the owner to surrender the dogs. (Credit: CBS)

Pit Bulls In Custody After Mauling 3-Year-Old

A 3-year-old boy was still in the hospital Tuesday morning, after a vicious attack by two pit bulls in the South Shore neighborhood. Surprisingly, the dogs were still at the house where the boy was attacked.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2013

The cover of “I’m a Good Dog–Pit Bulls, America's Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet.” (Photo courtesy of Viking Press)

Book Hopes To Change Misconceptions About Pit Bulls

When most people hear about Pit Bulls, it’s usually a story about an attack or dog fighting. That’s a stereotype animal advocates are trying to change. WBBM’s Steve Grzanich reports on one effort – through words and pictures.

04/14/2013

Joseph Finley lost his left foot after two pit bulls attacked him at Rainbow Beach Park on Jan. 2, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Pit Bull Attack Victim Still Recovering One Year Later

Joseph Finley, 63, said the pit bull attack at Rainbow Beach Park is never very far from his mind.

CBS Chicago–01/01/2013

A pit bull at a Chicago shelter. (Credit: CBS)

Pit Bulls Put Down At Alarming Rate

Pit bulls waiting to find new homes in city shelters are being put down at an alarming rate in Chicago.

12/26/2012

Kelvin Murray, 27, of the 4300 block of West Thomas Street, was charged with felony criminal fortification of a residence, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of assault, and resisting police. (Credit: Chicago Police)

2 Men Charged, 3 Pit Bulls Killed During Drug Bust

Two men were charged and three pit bulls were killed during a drug bust early Saturday in Humboldt Park.

12/16/2012

Dogs Saved From Tinley Park Garage Fire

Tinley Park firefighters saved two pit bulls that had inhaled smoke during a garage fire.

11/28/2012

Dog Teeth (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cops In Berwyn Kill 2 Pit Bulls After Attack On Woman, Smaller Dog

Police in west suburban Berwyn shot and killed a couple of pit bulls Thursday morning, after one of them went after a woman and her small dog.

09/13/2012

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Autopsy: Man Killed By Own Pit Bulls In Englewood

An autopsy Thursday confirmed an Englewood man was killed by at least one of his own pit bulls Wednesday night.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

Dog Teeth (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Two Injured In Pit Bull Attack In Elmhurst

Two people were injured in a pit bull attack late Monday afternoon in Elmhurst.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

Ald. Robert Fioretti

Ald. Fioretti Suggests Licensing Dog Owners

Dog owners might find themselves applying for licenses, under a plan that the Chicago City Council is being asked to consider.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2012

Joseph Finley lost his left foot after two pit bulls attacked him at Rainbow Beach Park on Jan. 2, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Pit Bull Attack Victim: ‘These Were Not Just Regular Dogs’

The 62-year-old jogger who was attacked by pit bulls in Rainbow Beach Park two weeks ago said Tuesday that he remembers everything that happened that morning, when he kept telling himself to survive.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2012

City Clerk Susana Mendoza (CBS)

Mendoza: Report Your Neighbor If A Dog Is Being Trained For Fighting

City Clerk Susana Mendoza says you should speak up if you think a neighbor’s dog is being beaten into fighting shape.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

The outline of a pit bull's body is seen in the snow on the grass at Rainbow Beach Park after two pit bulls attacked a jogger and then police shot and killed the dogs. (Credit: CBS)

Jogger In Critical Condition After Dog Attack Along Lakefront

A man was critically injured Monday morning when he was attacked by what police described as two pit bulls while jogging along the lakefront in Rainbow Beach Park.

CBS Chicago–01/02/2012

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Pit Bulls Used As Service Dogs For Wounded Veterans

A Bensenville-based group wants to provide service dogs to wounded veterans. But some may find the breed of dog they’re training to be surprising.

10/01/2011

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