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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.

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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.

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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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136.

rita    

it has to be a man thing maybe they have a little peepee so they think a big bad ass dog will make up for thier short *******s ..lol its ashame all the cute innocent dogs and children that get hurt by these animals ..outlaw them

1176 days ago
137.

Linda    

An innocent life was taken cause of the pit bulls owner. He is as guilty as the pits. They should stop breeding pit bulls....

1176 days ago
138.

amtamtsvt81    

Dam it's just a dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1176 days ago
139.

Johnny    

Please someone make a law outlawing these animals, too many pets and people have been killed and injured due to these dogs.

1176 days ago
140.

yvetterene    

I have never been a big fan of Rick Ross's music in the first place, but now I REALLY can't stand him! RIP Banks. I will never understand why someone would want to own a pitbull. I love animals, however, these dogs seem to be prone to violence and very unpredictable.

1176 days ago
141.

blablabla    


IMHO......the three pits should be given to a proven responsible owner/trainer ............AND this fat f**k should be put in a dog cage....prison is too good for this trash heap!! What a looser............BUT I do hope he gets prison time....BUT we all know he won't...he's got bucks for a good/a**hole lawyer.....we've all seen how justice works for "these sickos"....if you have the $$$ you can BUY YOUR OWN IDEA OF JUSTICE (sorry Harvey, but it's true)...OR the jails are full...no room for anymore REAL OFFENDERS unless OMG they smoke pot...then give em' LIFE!!!What a FU legal system we have. (*again, sorry Harvey.)

1176 days ago
142.

frmmushu2U    

She should have sued him for much, much, more. The lost of a beloved pet and the heartache it brings can not be measured in dollars and cents; but it sure can go a long way in filling the void.

1176 days ago
143.

KP    

Rick Ross is gross and fat and a complete retard.

1176 days ago
144.

dadudedd    

You know what they say.
"The bigger your dogs, the smaller your junk."

1176 days ago
145.

Bunny    

Forget euthanizing the pitbulls, euthanize the FT FK owner, Ross

1176 days ago
146.

Rayna    

Why do these wannabe gangsters have to have pit bulls? Jerks. And they can't be bothered to keep them away from innocent dogs. Those jerks shouldn't own dogs at all. IT IS A GHETTO THING!!!

1176 days ago
147.

Katie    

How ignorant most comments are, yes these dogs CAN become dangerous in the wrong owners hands, like all large breed dogs, but if trained correctly they are brilliant and loyal dogs. Also they must be exercised or they will become frustrated. This applies for all dogs btw. And no I am not a pitt bull owner. The media is guilty of stereotyping these dogs like they did to rottweilers, dobermanns and shepperds in the past decades. Most people are sheep following the media unfortunately, which results in the wrong people getting this breed as a status symbol and not training them properly. The shelters are full of pitt bulls now as people have now been scared my the media to get one, which is very sad. In the most extensive study about dog aggression the pitt bulls temperament came out as below average. This guy (don't know him) has the full responsibility of the attack, not the dogs. The people saying pitt bulls have to be put down..I hope you are never going to be judged and killed based on how you look. RIP beautiful Banks, I am sorry such a irresponsible human lived next to you.

1176 days ago
148.

HARDY-HAR-HAR    

I am SO SICK of these stories of pit bulls attacking and killing other companion animals, and not being put down. WHY are his dangerous, and now lethal, dogs still alive???? They should have been euthanized right along side poor Banks! So disgusted.

1176 days ago
149.

Al    

Not everyone who calls people "ghetto" are white. I am brown and will tell you to your face that you are ghetto. Just so happens that the majority of ghetto people are brown. They choose to be and thus will continue to be called this.

1175 days ago
150.

leigh    

It isnt a Ghetto issue, it isn't a racial one. Pit Bull's get a bad wrap, and so do their owners. All dogs are hunters, some just have a higher instict to chase prey. And small or not, if the Yorkie was acting aggresively, it could have provoked the pits. I've owned all kids of dogs, Pits to beagles. Even the nicest dog will bite if provoked. Remember folks, they are animals, they react to emotion, not logic

1175 days ago
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