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July 28th, 2021PerryPerry CART dispatched to assist PSP at Newport with 3 aggressive Pitbull's at a crime scene.
Incident Date: 07/28/2021
Incident Time: 1614 hours
Activation Date: 07/28/2021
Activation Time: 1614 hrs
Official: Perry County 911 Center
County: Perry
City: Miller Township
Number Helped: 5
Synopsis: Perry CART dispatched to assist PSP at Newport with 3 aggressive Pitbull's at a crime scene.
Description: IN THAT on 7-28-21 at 1614 hrs, PCART Co-coordinator Alan Houck received a telephone call from Perry County 911 dispatching the team to 29 Henry Rd Newport, PA (Miller Township, Perry County). Troopers were on the scene of a deceased person laying in the front yard at that residence but troopers were unable to approach the area of the body because 3 large Pitbull's were keeping investigators at bay. PCART members responded to the scene with our small animal resource trailer and assembled at the command post. I was informed that the deceased woman was laying in the front yard but because of the aggressive dogs, and one of then had attacked a trooper and he had to spray mace on the dog to escape the area. PCART members devised a plan to capture the dogs. First we set up animal cages behind the PSP cars and placed water/food bowls in them. PCART members Kim Taylor and Christina Dudley would try to "friend" the animals with dog treats to settle them down a bit and lure them away from the deceased victim. PCART members Alan Houck and Doug Beard, each with snare poles would attempt to capture the dogs and then lead them to the assembled cages. The plan worked flawlessly and all three animals were captured and placed in separate cages where the immediately calmed down. All three (2 adult, unuttered males and 1 un-spayed female.) All three dogs did eat/drink and there were NO apparent injuries to any of the dogs. There were no injuries to PCART members during the capture Inside the home, there were two more dogs visible through a sliding glass window. A male Pitbull Puppy and a small order terrier. At the direction of the troopers, we opened the door and easily coaxed them outside with treats and then placed them in cages near the other dogs. Once the animals were all contained the troopers began their investigation with the Perry County Coroner's Office. There was another dog heard barking inside the home but when troopers looked in there they observed that it was another male Pitbull and it was in a cage in a back room and no threat to investigators. PCART members continued to watch/feed/hydrate the captured dogs as investigators continued their investigation. It was noted that they believe that the dogs had killed the human victim and had eaten on the body. It should be noted that No PCART member had any personal contract with the 3 large Pitbull's that were captured outside the home. At 1905 hrs, the other lady that lived at the home (Ms Campbell), who lived at this residence with the deceased victim, arrived on scene. After being interviewed by PSP and the Coroner, PCART spoke with her. She said that she would care for the dogs after PCART leaves PCART made arrangements with PSP to keep all the dogs in crates and we left the foot/water for them on scene. PSP did tell us that they would be calling PA Dog Law Enforcement to take charge of the 3 large dogs that were outside and captured first so that they can monitor their stool samples to confirm that the dogs may have killed the victim. NOTE that there was blood inside the residence so according to PSP, the dogs may have attacked the victim inside the home and then chased her to the outside were she was seen laying and found by neighbors. PCART left the scene at approximately 2045 hours on 7-28-21 and the cages were recovered and sterilized/cleaned on 7-29-21. Respectfully submitted, Al Houck PCART
Volunteers: Perry CART Members that responded were: Alan Houck, Co-coordinator Kim Taylor Doug Beard Christina Dudley
Temporary Shelter: No
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Who Was Helped: PA State Police out of the Newport Station and the Perry County Coroner's Office
Comments: I have numerous photos from this incident if needed.
July 22nd, 2021FayetteTwo dogs involved in a house fire with no injuries. Pet Care Kit delivered to parents home where clients are staying.
Incident Date: 07/22/2021
Incident Time: 2100 hrs
Activation Date: 07/22/2021
Activation Time: 2146 hrs
Official: Fayette Red Cross
County: Fayette
City: Everson
Number Helped: 2
Synopsis: Two dogs involved in a house fire with no injuries. Pet Care Kit delivered to parents home where clients are staying.
Description: Two dogs involved in a house fire with no injuries. One puppy and one older dog. Pet Care Kit delivered to parents home where clients are staying.
Volunteers: Lori Mozina & Jeff Kite delivered kit.
Temporary Shelter: Yes
Location: none
Census: none
Who Was Helped: Red Cross
Comments: Michael & Misty Jordan- clients
July 21st, 2021FayetteTwo dogs stuck in a well. FD on scene able to extricate. No further unmet needs.
Incident Date: 07/21/2021
Incident Time: 2000 hrs
Activation Date: 07/21/2021
Activation Time: 2030 hrs
Official: Fayette ACO
County: Fayette
City: German Twp.
Number Helped: 2
Synopsis: Two dogs stuck in a well. FD on scene able to extricate. No further unmet needs.
Description: Two dogs stuck in a large well. Called initially by ACO, who was also activated, as dogs were described as "aggressive". FD on scene was able to extricate with just a ladder down in well. Owner was on scene also and was able to take them to vet if needed, though neither appeared injured. No further unmet needs, so our team was cancelled. *One dog taken to ACO kennel, uncertain as to why.
Volunteers: Lori M- communicating with FD and ACO
Temporary Shelter: No
Location: none
Census: none
Who Was Helped: Ronko & Ada Fire Departments
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July 20th, 2021Fayette1 momma dog and 4 puppies displaced with owner by house fire. Pet Care Kit delivered to hotel where owner was staying.
Incident Date: 07/20/2021
Incident Time: 2000 hrs
Activation Date: 07/20/2021
Activation Time: 2057 hrs
Official: Fayette Red Cross
County: Fayette
City: Merrittstown
Number Helped: 5
Synopsis: 1 momma dog and 4 puppies displaced with owner by house fire. Pet Care Kit delivered to hotel where owner was staying.
Description: 1 momma dog and her 4 five week old puppies displaced with owner by trailer fire. Pets were ok and not in need of vet care. Owner went to a local pet friendly hotel and has his own transportation available. Pet Care Kit delivered to Uniontown hotel where owner was staying the next day.
Volunteers: Lori Mozina- ran Pet Kit part way to Belle Vernon Tim & Marna Bare- delivered kit to Uniontown hotel (Ramada Inn)
Temporary Shelter: No
Location: none
Census: none
Who Was Helped: Red Cross
Comments: Client: Tom McClaren. 724-562-0457 125 Trailer Park Rd.
July 12th, 2021SomersetPSP requested CART pickup a dog involved in a motor vehicle accident because the owner was being transported to the hospital.
Incident Date: 07/12/2021
Incident Time: 23:05
Activation Date: 07/12/2021
Activation Time: 23:05
Official: PSP
County: Somerset
City: Brothersvalley Township
Number Helped: 1
Synopsis: PSP requested CART pickup a dog involved in a motor vehicle accident because the owner was being transported to the hospital.
Description: PSP requested Somerset CART pickup a dog involved in a motor vehicle accident because the owner was being transported to the hospital. One of the other occupants of the vehicle refused transport and said he would take care of the dog. CART was canceled.
Volunteers: None
Temporary Shelter: No
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Who Was Helped: Somerset CART
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July 13th, 2021Allegheny6 dogs involved in a house fire. Advice to ACO on scene given, and dog taken to local emergency Veterinarian.
Incident Date: 07/13/2021
Incident Time: 2300 hrs
Activation Date: 07/14/2021
Activation Time: 0100 hrs
Official: Allegheny ACO
County: Allegheny
City: McKeesport
Number Helped: 6
Synopsis: 6 dogs involved in a house fire. Advice to ACO on scene given, and dog taken to local emergency Veterinarian.
Description: 6 dogs involved in a house fire. 5 from one house and 1 from another. Advised ACO on scene about puppy that was given oxygen but still in distress. Encouraged ACO to take puppy to local emergency Veterinarian (AVETS). Pet supplies offered to families involved (but not delivered as of yet as we have not heard back). Puppy is recovering well at Vet.
Volunteers: Lori Mozina- spoke with ACO on scene about puppy's condition and options
Temporary Shelter: No
Location: none
Census: none
Who Was Helped: ACO- Dawn Weichler
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July 13th, 2021Allegheny3 dogs were involved in a house fire. All are displaced to different homes. Pet supplies delivered to those housing them.
Incident Date: 07/13/2021
Incident Time: 0000 hrs
Activation Date: 07/13/2021
Activation Time: 0100 hrs
Official: Allegheny Red Cross
County: Allegheny
City: Clairton
Number Helped: 3
Synopsis: 3 dogs were involved in a house fire. All are displaced to different homes. Pet supplies delivered to those housing them.
Description: 3 dogs were involved in a house fire. All are displaced to different homes. Pet supplies delivered to those housing them.
Volunteers: Robin G.- delivering supplies needed
Temporary Shelter: No
Location: none
Census: none
Who Was Helped: Allegheny Red Cross
Comments:
July 13th, 2021WestmorelandHouse fire involving 26 cats/kittens. Large Pet Care Kit of supplies delivered. Assisted owner with surrendering ten of the kittens to a local rescue.
Incident Date: 07/13/2021
Incident Time: 0300 hrs
Activation Date: 07/13/2021
Activation Time: 0854 hrs
Official: Arnold FD Chief
County: Westmoreland
City: Arnold
Number Helped: 26
Synopsis: House fire involving 26 cats/kittens. Large Pet Care Kit of supplies delivered. Assisted owner with surrendering ten of the kittens to a local rescue.
Description: House fire involving 26 cats/kittens. Large Pet Care Kit of supplies delivered. Assisted owner with surrendering ten of the kittens to a local rescue. The rest of the cats for now will remain in the home as it was a fire limited to a small area of the home, so was mostly smoke and some water damage in that area. Landlord of property was also notified by Lori of the conditions and the status of the animals, and they are grateful for the updates that they were unaware of. We will continue to supply client with cat food and litter for a while as all of the rest get vetting, and possibly into new homes.
Volunteers: Lori Mozina- delivering supplies Renee Barnes- to scene and delivering Pet Care Kit to client, also bathing and transporting kittens to local rescue.
Temporary Shelter: No
Location: none
Census: none
Who Was Helped: Client- Wendy Zingarelli
Comments: 1539 1/2 Third Ave; Arnold, PA 15068
July 8th, 2021LehighRed Cross requested assistance with after fire help for 2 animals, involved in Dwelling Fire
Incident Date: 07/08/2021
Incident Time: 9:24
Activation Date: 07/08/2021
Activation Time: 15:30
Official: Red Cross/911
County: Lehigh
City: Upper Macungie Township
Number Helped: 1
Synopsis: Red Cross requested assistance with after fire help for 2 animals, involved in Dwelling Fire
Description: Red Cross contacted 911 for dispatch to assist with 2 animals involved in a dwelling fire. Red Cross was helping the owners with motel, however the motel would only allow one animal. CART picked up a Cat (Smokey) and provided care until Monday 7/12/21 when Smokey was returned to the owner. Cat was foster at K-9 Kampus(Victoria)
Volunteers: Victoria Schadler
Temporary Shelter: No
Location:
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Who Was Helped: Joseph Surratt 484-794-0119 Cat Owner
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July 5th, 2021SomersetCART was activated to pickup a dog that was in a vehicle accident because owner was being transported to the hospital.
Incident Date: 07/05/2021
Incident Time: 16:53
Activation Date: 07/05/2021
Activation Time: 16:53
Official: Dispatch/Fire
County: Somerset
City: Meyersdale
Number Helped: 1
Synopsis: CART was activated to pickup a dog that was in a vehicle accident because owner was being transported to the hospital.
Description: Somerset CART was requested to pickup a dog that was in a vehicle accident. Owner was being transported to the hospital. Dog was going to be picked up by Martin and then transferred to Sherry to foster until we could get the dog back to its owner or family member. Both team members were enroute, when we were notified that a family member had picked up the dog at the scene.
Volunteers: Martin Hurl Sherry Redick
Temporary Shelter: No
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Who Was Helped: Somerset CART
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July 28th, 2021 in Perry County: Perry CART dispatched to assist PSP at Newport with 3 aggressive Pitbull's at a crime scene.July 22nd, 2021 in Fayette County: Two dogs involved in a house fire with no injuries. Pet Care Kit delivered to parents home where clients are staying.July 21st, 2021 in Fayette County: Two dogs stuck in a well. FD on scene able to extricate. No further unmet needs.July 20th, 2021 in Fayette County: 1 momma dog and 4 puppies displaced with owner by house fire. Pet Care Kit delivered to hotel where owner was staying.July 12th, 2021 in Somerset County: PSP requested CART pickup a dog involved in a motor vehicle accident because the owner was being transported...July 13th, 2021 in Allegheny County: 6 dogs involved in a house fire. Advice to ACO on scene given, and dog taken to local emergency Veterinarian.July 13th, 2021 in Allegheny County: 3 dogs were involved in a house fire. All are displaced to different homes. Pet supplies delivered to thos...July 13th, 2021 in Westmoreland County: House fire involving 26 cats/kittens. Large Pet Care Kit of supplies delivered. Assisted owner with surrend...July 8th, 2021 in Lehigh County: Red Cross requested assistance with after fire help for 2 animals, involved in Dwelling FireJuly 5th, 2021 in Somerset County: CART was activated to pickup a dog that was in a vehicle accident because owner was being transported to the hospital.