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Blogger EyesOpened  |  12/13/2017 3:48 PM  |  Flag  
So sad and senseless! I suppose theoretically any dog could knock someone down or trip someone and cause injury in this way, but just like with DBRFs, it's again mostly pit bulls at fault.

Blogger Colleen Lynn  |  12/13/2017 7:41 PM  |  Flag  
Of the cases we have on file, pit bulls and rottweilers are very disproportionate in these cases.

Blogger Christy D  |  12/14/2017 3:12 PM  |  Flag  
Colleen, can you see if most of the victims bit? Meaning weree they basically being attacked by these animals and saved from death by the attack stopping (for whatever reason) however had major head injuries?

Blogger Ka D  |  12/14/2017 8:16 PM  |  Flag  
Proximate cause death are nothing new with pit bulls.

Blogger Colleen Lynn  |  12/14/2017 9:14 PM  |  Flag  
There are a host of problems in tracking proximate cause deaths, even non-bite injury deaths (usually "struck by" dog cases). The CDC did not include them in their study and we don't include them in our stats either. We do track as many as possible and list them under Additional Deaths at the bottom of each fatality page. Given that CDC does now (in modern times) combine dog bite death cases with "struck by dog" deaths -- the two categories are combined on CDC Wonder -- it seems we really could add those. However, they are not going to be reported evenly, or even reported in the media at all. The mailman and AC officer were high profile cases. The two most recent, Toledo and Mr. Deneke, were not in media reports at all. The Toledo death was only picked up after the family filed a lawsuit months later.

Blogger Lucu Lencia  |  12/21/2017 8:58 PM  |  Flag  
Oh so THIS is how they "lick you to death"! I bet that pibble just covered him in kisses while he lay on the ground dying.

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