William Gamble, a 66-year-old resident of Crossgate Court in Palm Coast, was walking his dog, Dahlyla, not far from his home, when another dog attacked. Gamble died Aug. 2.
John A. Benedetto, 37, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon–his dog–after allegedly ordering it to attack his neighbor, who was trying to stop Benedetto’s argument with two women.
A young Flagler County Sheriff’s deputy became the object of a woman’s aggression after cops had been called to the address over a disturbance with neighbors, and a dead dog.
A stray puppy that hung around Wadsworth Park in Flagler Beach was diagnosed with the virulent parvovirus virus and euthanized, but unlike last year, the county administration has no intention of closing the dog park at Wadsworth, in part because it’s not clear exactly where the stray dog was found.
Cmdr. Steve Cole, attacked and injured by a dog Monday as he jogged along Matanzas Woods Parkway, says the consequences could have been far worse had the dog attacked a child, an elderly person or a woman, all of whom are always on trails.
David LaBrie Jr., a Palm Coast resident, is a two-tour veteran of the war in Afghanistan and a seven-year veteran of the Ormond Beach Police Department. His very brief encounter with a pit bull early this morning went less well than his tours, and ended with LaBrie sustaining several bites and the dog dead from two gunshots.
A young female Rottweiler named Kayenne was back home Thursday and in good health after being on
the loose since Christmas eve. Kayenne was recovered and returned home thanks in part to the efforts of a few Flagler County Sheriff’s Office investigators.
The dog park at Flagler Beach’s Wadsworth Park is closed until further notice as authorities try to determine whether a dog that contracted the virulent and infectious parvovirus may have been picked up at the dog park. The Palm Coast dog park remains open.
For the third time in six years, Palm Coast users of the dog park at Holland Park are complaining to the city council of dusty, dirty, grass-less and unhealthy conditions at the park, only to hear that improvements may be on the way–but not just yet.
Florida in 1990 made it illegal to discriminate against dogs because of their breed, but gave Miami-Dade an exemption. Bills are moving through the Legislature to remove this exemption, but Miami-Date is resisting. It’s about money.