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Rick Ross Accused in Gruesome Doggy Death

6/29/2011 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The blood of an adorable 3-year-old Yorkie named Banks is on Rick Ross' hands ... according to a lawsuit filed against the rapper.

Banks' owner is suing Ross -- claiming 3 pit bulls escaped from Rick's mansion in Atlanta back in April ... entered her property and ferociously attacked her tiny pet Yorkshire Terrier.

According to documents obtained by TMZ, the yorkie suffered "3 large bite wounds on his back " along with a "very large bite wound" around his neck.


Cops were called to the scene -- and officials managed to free Banks ... but his wounds were so extreme, that the owner had no choice but to euthanize her beloved companion.

Investigators eventually cited Ross for the incident -- but the owner wasn't satisfied so she filed suit, demanding Ross fork over $15,000 in damages and court costs.

We're told the owner is especially upset because Ross has NOT apologized for the incident.

Calls and emails to Rick's camp have not been returned.


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What a fat aszhole, horrible show of character on his behalf. I hope they euthanize the 3 pitbulls and send his chubby asz to a mandatory Bally's month.

1210 days ago


the hoch, go back in the hole you came from. you have no compassion. what a horrible person, to have dogs like that, and i hope his dogs are put down. his pit bulls, and each and every dog that he allowed to do this. i feel sorry for his dogs, because he did not control them. it is not his dog's fault. she should sue him for lots more. next time his dogs will kill someone. who cares if that is the ghetto life. it is time it compassion for animals, is the same as no compassion for people.

1210 days ago


Three pitbulls and they did not fight among themselves, but instead attacked a much smaller dog?
Why did he get pitbulls? Why do people have pitbulls? I think many of them try to show off. It makes me feel sad for those dogs.

1210 days ago

Evan Benz    

Rick Ross is Shug Knight's bitch !!!!

1210 days ago


Rick Ross is a stupid fat sloppy pig and his dogs along with all other pitbulls should be destroyed. Poor puppy he was probably so scared :(

1210 days ago


@thehoch-Ghetto thing, no try it was a pack thing, you nimmy. The results could have been the same if it was three dogs of another breed. Yes Rick Ross should have apologized and showed so compassion but, don't go blaming the breed just because there were Pit Bulls, I've been the owner of the breed for over 25yrs and never had any problems with any of my Pitts around my children or grand children and all of my dogs was aggressive by nature. It just

1210 days ago


What an azzhole...I am so sick of some people who have pits and don't bother to train them and keep them securely on their own property. Where I live if you own one of them even your home owners insurance goes up.I would never own one but I don't blame the dogs but I DO blame owners like this chump. Totally irresponsible.

1210 days ago


RIP Banks :(

1210 days ago


The owner must have an attorney and if that's the case, they should sue for much more. Teach that fat bastard a lesson he didn't learn from Michael Vick.

1210 days ago

Osiris Reborn    

Why do a few insist on trying to make this sound like a "ghetto" thing? There are plenty of people in middle class neighborhoods that have these dogs. Pit bulls can be great dogs with the right owners, just like children can be well behaved with the right parents. But the problem is, they're dangerous in the wrong hands. While a weiner dog, even in the wrong hands, it isn't much of a threat. They need to pass laws that either ban pits in residential neighborhoods, or just ban the breeding of pits altogether.

1210 days ago


Attention White People:

Calling something "Ghetto" is kind of offensive when comming out of your mouth, it's just a step or two beneath the "N-Word" It does not sound right comming out of your mouth or keyboard either.Its not "racist" per se but it does not feel kosher, epecially paired with a bunch of meant-to-be negative stereotypes. Do better.

1210 days ago


What kind of Jerk Off kills a small dog?

The same type who cries like a little girl when he goes to jail and meets the real bad guys.

Good luck in jail & one suggestion ; make sure you're always sitting. Something tells me you won't be able to handle someone your OWN SIZE.

1210 days ago


Where is PETA? Oh, that's right. They know the correct thing to do in euthanize the pit bulls.

1210 days ago


This kind of crap drives me insain!!! what is wrong with people? If you cause pain to someone else especially the death of a beloved pet then why wouldnt you do anything you could to make that person feel better?

This is why I rather be around animals then people!

1210 days ago

Scotty "K"    

This douche should be locked up and forced to do 1,000 hours of community service at the ASPCA on clean-up patrol!

Sorry to say it, however his pit-bulls need to be destroyed as in typical low-class owner form, they are aggressive!

BTW -- while it might be a natural instinct for them to be aggressive, if you give them love and sweetness, they will be extremely sweet -- it's only the dirt-bags who teach them aggression, that they become impossible!

1210 days ago
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