Vicious Dog Attacks Leave People, Pets Injured or Dead

Vicious dogs that attack and maim people and other pets are being put back on the streets because of lax oversight by the agency that's supposed to protect the public, the NBC4 I-Team has found.

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Hemi, the pit bull pictured, attacked and killed Diana Chingos' Jack Russell Terrier in a Hollywood parking lot.
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Diana Chingos and her dog Kelsey pose for a photo. Kelsey was attacked and killed by a loose dog in a Hollywood parking lot.
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Another photo of Kelsey before the fatal attack.
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Hemi, the pit bull pictured, attacked and killed Diana Chingos' Jack Russell Terrier in a Hollywood parking lot.
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Dmytri Shyrokov, pictured in an undated photo, was attacked in 2014 by two pit bulls as he was jogging in Studio City.
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Emelia, a pit bull mix that attacked Dmytri Shyrokov along with another pit bull on a Studio City jogging trail. Emelia bit Shyrokov on his arms and legs and groin. Shyrokov lost part of a testicle in the attack.
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Stephen Elliott and his dog Vargas were attacked on Ventura Boulevard in Studio City by a loose dog. The dog killed Vargas and bit off part of Elliott’s finger.
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Stephen Elliott's dog Vargas poses for a photo before the fatal attack.
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