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Investigation Underway After Unleashed Dog Brutally Attacks Small Pup, Family Says Owner Hasn't Come Forward

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On June 9, Jennifer Jenkins of Orillia, Canada, had her 21-year-old son, Damian, take the two family dogs out for a walk.

Partway through their excursion, the trio was approached by a large, black dog who was not on a leash. It set its sights on Nina, the larger of the two small dogs, and attacked.

“My son had our other (even smaller) dog in his arms, but Nina was snatched and my son was helpless; he screamed for help until he lost his voice,” Jenkins wrote on a GoFundMe page set up for the poor dog.

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“It seemed like ages before anyone came to the scene, but by then, Nina had been bitten, dragged and shook repeatedly in a savage, unrelenting attack.”

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Damian, who has autism, struggled to keep the leash but Nina and the leash were eventually torn out of his hands in what was a “brutal and unrelenting frenzy,” according to Jenkins.

Eventually, a neighbor heard the commotion and tried to help Damian retrieve Nina, but it took the attacking dog’s owner stepping in once he got home to get the dog to release the poor little pup.

“My son is autistic and was just traumatized,” Jenkins told Barrie Today. “When he picked up Nina, the owner asked him if he wanted a ride home. … He was responding to this incident like it was nothing.”



But it was definitely not nothing: After getting checked out at VCA O’Sullivan Animal Hospital, Nina’s back left leg was found to have over 20 puncture wounds, compression wounds, missing skin, missing flesh and bruises.

The local hospital wasn’t equipped to handle the extent of her injuries, so Nina was transported to another hospital. Her back leg was so mangled that it had to be amputated, and the family is looking at over $17,000 in medical bills.



There has been no attempt from the attacking dog’s owner to reach out to the family, according to Jenkins, but even as radio silence ensues from that particular party, other neighbors have come forward to let Jenkins know that the attacking dog has a history of attacking their dogs, too.

“We are planning to take legal action against these ignorant and negligent dog owners, especially since learning from their neighbors during my own investigation yesterday, that they have a long history of violent incidents; not just with other innocent dogs like Nina, but with children as well,” Jenkins wrote on the GoFundMe page.



“I am horrified that this is still going on and we aim to put a stop to them once and for all; but, our first priority of course, is Nina.”

Jenkins also shared that they got Nina and their other dog shortly after leaving an abusive relationship, and that they are “our healing, they are family, they are a huge part of our happiness, our balance, our joy, our peace.”

So far, the family’s GoFundMe has raised almost $7,000 in U.S. currency. Based on Jenkin’s Facebook posts, Nina went home on Wednesday and is getting lots of love as she continues to recover.

Ontario Provincial Police Constable Ted Dongelmans confirmed that a police report has been filed and an investigation is underway.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Sheriff's Helicopter Swoops In on People Trapped by Floodwaters, Camera Catches Daring Rescue in First-Person View

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As floodwaters deluged parts of Arizona, a daring helicopter rescue Friday plucked two people from a mobile home that was caught in fast-moving water. Monsoons struck Arizona last week, triggering severe flooding. Drivers who tried to make their way across flooded roads, despite advice to avoid driving, often became stranded. Floodwaters rushed through streets in Flagstaff, Arizona after storms brought heavy rainfall. Weather warnings have been issued to locals residents to warn of more flooding and heavy downpour. pic.twitter.com/X8lHGS8yEK — Newsweek (@Newsweek) July 19, 2021 On Friday, Daisy Mountain Fire and Rescue received a report of a mobile home that was caught in the flooding in New River. The water was too high for any ground units to reach those trapped inside. Authorities reported that water was pouring through the windows of the mobile home, and officials were afraid it would tip over, according to KNXV-TV. That left one option — an air rescue. A Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office helicopter flew to the partially submerged vehicle. In a video released by the sheriff’s office, which dramatically shows the extent of the waters rampaging through New River’s streets, the helicopter closes in on a vehicle with two people sitting on it, only a few feet from the rapidly rising water. We are here to provide #safety to our community but please be mindful of the dangers posed by moving water and entering flooded areas. Here’s a video of our MCSO aviation unit rescuing a driver after his vehicle got stuck in a wash. pic.twitter.com/tO3TL12tPw — Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (@mcsoaz) July 24, 2021 “We are here to provide #safety to our community but please be mindful of the dangers posed by moving water and entering flooded areas. Here’s a video of our MCSO aviation unit rescuing a driver after his vehicle…

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Off-Duty Firefighter Jumped by Mob Who Tell Him It's 'Fight Night' Before Brutal Beating

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Asking for a little old-fashioned respect can be the prelude to a beatdown in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s New York City. The New York Post has released video of a Friday night incident in which a rabid mob of teenagers surrounded and then attacked an off-duty firefighter as he walked his dog near his home in the borough of Queens. Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa, who founded the civic protection group the Guardian Angels in 1979, posted the video to Twitter. Warning: The following video contains graphic images and language that some readers will find disturbing. Last night in Middle Village a mob of kids attacked a man who asked them to stop blasting fireworks. #NYPD from the 104th precinct were there but did nothing. The community reached out to #NYC Mayoral candidate #CurtisSliwa & the #GuardianAngels to find these vicious teens pic.twitter.com/uVJkBUJ0L1 — Curtis Sliwa for NYC Mayor (@CurtisSliwa) July 24, 2021 The 44-year-old victim, whose name was not released by the Post, said he is among those who have objected to the deterioration of his community,  and taken the dangerous stand of telling teenagers to behave as if rules really mattered. Retribution for preaching civility arrived Friday night. “There were at least 100 kids … I was walking my dog. They just picked me out and approached me,” the firefighter told the Post in a Saturday interview. “One kid took his shirt off and said, ‘it’s fight night!’ He said he was 19 and said, ‘I could fight you.’ Everyone took their cell phones out. There were cell phones everywhere,” the victim said. “They all came at me…A kid came up behind me and hit me in the back of the head with a bottle and I let go of the dog,” he said. With the dog barking…

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