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Scarborough Has A “Canine Education And Enforcement Committee.” The Town Is Mostly Paved And Nearly Everyone Poops Indoors, Too

Committee meeting. Maine news from the Rumford MeteorSCARBOROUGH — As the first summer with new leash laws and a beach monitoring program comes to a close, the Canine Education and Enforcement Committee is prepared to make recommendations for improving the welfare of dogs and endangered birds on town beaches. Over the course of five meetings this summer, the seven-member ad-hoc committee reviewed tag programs for dogs, researched the feasibility of dog parks in town, created signs and education materials, and oversaw the new piping plover beach monitoring program. The panel also worked to ease a transition to the new leash laws for dogs on beaches, which have divided dog owners and beach-goers for several months. But tensions on the beach continue. “Scarborough is not going to earn their dog-friendly badge,” committee member Cheryl Larou said. The town began changing its animal control ordinance after an incident last summer, when an off-leash dog killed an endangered piping plover and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service served the town with a suggested $12,000 fine. In response, councilors enacted a ban on off-leash dogs that was struck down by a nearly 3-1 margin in a December referendum. Councilors then formed an ad-hoc committee to craft a new animal control ordinance to satisfy dog owners and better protect the endangered birds on town beaches. (read more at The Forecaster)

Another Unpredictable And Vicious Five-Year-Old Child Attacks An Innocent And Adorable Pit Bull With His Face

Those adorable Pit Bulls. Maine news from The Rumford MeteorA 5-year-old boy from Brownfield is recovering from facial surgery in a Portland hospital after his family’s dog mauled him Tuesday morning at a Fryeburg residence. The dog, a 7-year-old pit bull, was lying with the child peacefully when it bit the boy in the face multiple times, said Fryeburg Police Lt. Michael McAllister. When police and paramedics arrived at the home at 581 Main St. in Fryeburg, the boy was conscious but had suffered serious facial injuries. He was transferred from Bridgton Hospital to Maine Medical Center for surgery, where he is now recovering, McAllister said. “They were able to save most of the facial tissue,” McAllister said. Authorities are not releasing the child’s name. Family members declined to be interviewed Wednesday night after being contacted by the town’s animal control officer. After the attack took place, Kathleen Hathaway, Fryeburg’s animal control officer, said the dog’s owners told her the animal was not current on its rabies vaccinations. (keep reading at the Kennebec Journal)

Two Innocent And Adorable Pitbulls Unjustly Incarcerated Just For Biting Their Owner, So You’ll Have To Wait Ten Days To Feed Them Any Unwanted Toddlers You Have Lying Around

Those adorable Pit Bulls. Maine news from The Rumford MeteorMEXICO — A local woman was hospitalized Thursday afternoon after she was bitten while trying to separate her two fighting dogs. Police Chief James Theriault said Katie Child was in her apartment Thursday afternoon when her full-blooded pitbull and a golden retriever/pitbull mix began fighting. “She tried to get between them and stop the fighting, and both dogs bit her on the hand,” Theriault said. Animal Control Officer Anne Simmons-Edmunds, with the help of Mexico officer Holly Poulin, arrived and quarantined the dogs. Simmons-Edmunds said Friday that under state law “all dogs that bite are required to be quarantined for 10 days, whether they bit a stranger, their owner or another dog.” “In this case, the owners have agreed to quarantine the dogs within their own apartment,” Simmons-Edmunds said. “They put each dog in a separate room, and in 10 days, they’ll be brought to the vet’s office for a checkup. (read more at Lewiston Sun Journal)

Two Innocent And Adorable Pit Bulls Are Barely Able To Defend Themselves From The Attack Of A Vicious And Unpredictable Little Girl

Those adorable Pit Bulls. Maine news from The Rumford MeteorLEBANON, Maine — A 12-year-old girl suffered more than a dozen bites when she was attacked Friday afternoon by her family’s two pit bulls named Jager and Meister, according to the Maine State Police. The 7-month-old dogs, who were taken to a Kennebunk animal shelter, were named for the German liqueur, Stephen McCausland said in a press release issued Sunday morning. The case will be turned over to the York County district attorney’s office to determine if charges will be filed. The girl, who was bitten on her legs and shoulder, was taken to Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NH., the press release said. Her younger sister and another girl suffered cuts and bruises, but were not bitten. The girls climbed onto a pickup truck in the yard to escape the animals. (read more at Bangor Daily News)

Seven Innocent And Adorable Pit Bulls Barely Able To Defend Themselves Against An Attack By A One-Year-Old Girl

Those adorable Pit Bulls. Maine news from The Rumford MeteorTragedy struck in north Bryan County on Wednesday afternoon when a toddler was mauled and killed by seven dogs, all pit bulls or pit bull mixes, in her backyard off Elm Road. According to Bryan County Deputy Sheriff James Beatty, a 6:24 p.m. call to 911 reported the girl’s grandmother woke up, looked out the back window, saw it happening, and along with others rushed outside to pull the dogs off the child, but it was too late. “When we got here and spoke to EMS, they told us that when they got here, she was already cold. There was nothing they could do,” Beatty said. Bryan County Sheriff Clyde Smith said the coldness of the body indicated to him the child had to have been dead for a while. How the girl, who would have been 2 years old in June, got into the backyard with the dogs was not immediately known. (read more at Savannah Now)

Two Innocent And Adorable Pit Bulls Are Killed By Vicious Toddler’s Henchmen

Those adorable Pit Bulls. Maine news from The Rumford MeteorTOWN OF WALWORTH, Wis. — A toddler attacked by two pit bulls Wednesday afternoon in Walworth County has died. Walworth County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Scott McClory said a 911 call was received at 12:46 p.m. stating that a woman and a 14-month-old boy were being attacked by two dogs on North Lakeshore Drive in the Town of Walworth. McClory said two pit bulls were removed from the property and were euthanized by a local veterinarian. The boy was taken by ambulance to Mercy-Walworth Medical Center, and then taken to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin by Flight For Life, where he died about 3:30 p.m., according to the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department. McClory said the boy suffered critical injuries. The woman said the dogs were her own. There is no word on her injuries. (read more at WISN)

Two Innocent And Adorable Pit Bulls Discover Motel 6 Doesn’t Have Room Service, Draw Their Own Conclusions

Those adorable Pit Bulls. Maine news from The Rumford MeteorHEMET (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a 91-year-old woman who was found dead in her motel room was apparently mauled to death by her two pit bulls. Elsie Grace was found dead in her room at a Motel 6, in the 3900 block of Florida Avenue, in Hemet Friday morning. “The victim had a great deal of trauma to her body,” Hemet police Lt. Duane Wisehart said. “(At) this time, it appears to be a horrific accident.” (read more at CBS Los Angeles)

Sanford High Students Say Pit Bulls Are Plenty Lovable After You Pry Their Jaws Off The Toddler

Sanford High Pit Bull devoteesSANFORD – Students from Sanford High School are teaming up with the Animal Welfare Society for a pit-bull advocacy event Sunday. Members of the school’s Jobs for Maine Graduates Club will be supporting the animal shelter’s mobile adoption team at Pet Life on Main Street in Sanford from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The event serves as a way for Sanford students and the shelter to work together to raise awareness about pit bull terriers and the common, negative stereotypes that surround the breed. But it is also a way for students to become directly involved in community outreach programs. Jobs for Maine Graduates is a nonprofit organization in junior high and high schools throughout the state. Sanford has both programs, with the high school classes focusing on leadership development, social awareness and civic engagement. Melissa Small, a Jobs for Maine Graduates specialist, teaches all three programs at Sanford High. Her class is taken as an elective, and tries to instill simple employability skills such as dressing for an interview and making phone calls to potential employers. (read more at Weekly Observer)

Unable To Consummate Their Desired Velociraptor/Honey Badger Cross-Breed, Livermore Falls Parents Try A Pit Bull/Wolf Mix Instead

Those adorable Pit Bulls. Maine news from The Rumford MeteorLIVERMORE FALLS, Maine — A 1-year-old boy and his mother face extensive surgery after being attacked by the family dog on Saturday. The baby remained hospitalized Sunday evening. Livermore Falls police officer Joe Sage was called to a Route 17 home for a reported dog bite incident Saturday morning. When he arrived, he found the child with severe facial injuries and bleeding heavily. The mother was also badly injured by the dog, a pit bull-wolf hybrid mix. Both were taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington by NorthStar EMS. According to police, the dog had been locked in a room and quarantined the previous day by the town’s animal control officer for undisclosed reasons. Apparently the doorway of the room in which the dog had been barricaded was low enough for the child to peer over, according to an email sent by Livermore Falls police Lt. Thomas Gould. (read more at Bangor Daily News)

Penobscot Theater Production Of “Annie” Expected To Be A Heartwarming, Must-See, Musical Extravaganza, At Least Until The Pit Bull Mauls Annie

Annie pit bullThere are certain things in the life of a young, theatrically inclined girl that are landmarks. That first-ever part in a play or musical. That first speaking role. The first song ever sung on stage. The first — gasp! — stage kiss. But there’s one role so juicy, so big, so iconic that there’s an elite force of preteen girls that have been welcomed into its club. That’s the role of Annie, in “Annie.” In musical theater, that’s considered one of the biggest fish for a young female performer. Penobscot Theatre Company’s holiday production of the beloved 1970s musical about the spunky Depression-era orphan has cast two local Annies — 12-year-old Kate Fogg of Holden and 11-year-old Lana Sabbagh of Brewer. Next week, they’ll don curly red wigs and red dresses and alternate performances of the title character, when the show opens in previews on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the Bangor Opera House. (read more, TOMORROW, at the Bangor Daily News)

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