Monday, March 10, 2008
01/04/08: Andrew Stein Fatality
12/13/07: Holden Jernigan Fatality
09/25/07: Karson Dilan Gilroy Fatality
08/18/07: Elijah Rackley Fatality
What we understand about dog bite fatalities is that for each fatality there are at least 670 hospitalizations, 16,000 emergency room visits, 21,000 clinic visits, and 187,000 non-medically treated bites. In the past two days, DogsBite.org has reported 2 serious child maulings while visiting their grandparent's house.
03/08/08: Family Rottweiler and Pit-Mix Attack Grandson
03/09/08: 4-Year Old Severely Injured by Dog Grandparents Watching
Grandparents and adults over the age of 50 are also frequently victimized by dangerous dogs. In 2007, 36% of dog bite fatalities were victims 50 years and older. Pit bull type dogs were reported in 8 of the 12 instances followed by: German Shepherd 2, Wolf Hybrid 1, Chow-mix 1, Doberman 1.
12/17/07: Blanche Broduer, 76, Rabun County, GA
10/15/07: Rosalie Bivins, 65, Ada, OK
10/05/07: Jane Doe, 73, Pahrump, NV
09/13/07: Edward Gierlach, 91, Livingston, MI
09/13/07: Cheryl Harper, 56, Livingston, MI
06/29/07: Mary Bernal, 63, Deltona, FL
06/17/07: Phyllis Carroll, 63, Connersville, IN
05/25/07: Magdelena Silva, 95, El Paso, TX
05/13/07: Celestino Rangel, 90, San Antonio, TX
03/16/07: Pamela Rushing, 50, Friendswood, TX
02/15/07: James Chapple, Jr, 58, Memphis, TN
01/15/07: Linda Mittino, 69, Afton, MO
Public education about these facts must be distributed to senior citizens. DogsBite.org asks the AARP and similar organizations to educate their members about the danger of owning or temporarily caring for dangerous dogs. The grave risk they pose to the grandparent and the grandchild, can cause catastrophic results. Please see our dog safety guidelines here.
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