2007 Dog Bite Fatality: Jennifer Lowe, Killed by Two Pit Bulls, No Charges Filed

Jennifer Lowe was killed by two pit bulls that had been legally declared "dangerous." Parents Want Charges Knoxville, TN - On November 12, a neighbor called 911 after seeing a pit bull attack 21-year old Jennifer Lowe in a nearby home. Upon arriving at the scene, Knox County Sheriff's deputies shot both pit bulls, killing one and wounding the other. The second dog ran off into the woods and was missing until the next day. The parents of Lowe in disagreement with the preliminary d… [Read full blog post]

Group Asks: How Popular Were Pit Bull Terriers Once Upon a Time?

Photo from America's Dog, chronicling the baiting bulldog through photographs. Not Very Popular Whidbey Island, WA - Pit bull advocates often claim, "By World War I, the pit bull terrier had become the most popular dog in America." The source of this claim, however, is never cited. Last year, the publication Animal People (pg 6) decided to test this claim. By searching the classified dogs-for-sale ads between 1900-1950 on NewspaperArchive, they discovered the most popul… [Read full blog post]

2007 Dog Bite Fatality: Seth Lovitt, 11, Killed by His Grandmother's Pit Bull in Killeen

Grandmother and Mother Indicted in Mauling Death Seth Lovitt, 11-years old, was mauled to death by his grandmother's pit bull. Deferred Adjudication UPDATE 01/13/12: Four years after a woman's pit bull killed her grandson, she was sentenced to probation. Brenda Ellen Parker, 51, received five years of deferred adjudication and 200 hours of community service in connection to the death of 11-year old Seth Lovitt. Parker previously pleaded guilty to criminally negligent… [Read full blog post]

2007 Dog Bite Fatality: Tori Whitehurst, Killed by an Adopted Out American Bulldog

Tori Whitehurst, 4-years old, died after a recently adopted out dog attacked her throat. Adopted Dog Kills Child archived Phoenix, AZ -A 4-year old died after being attacked by her family's American bulldog. Tori Whitehurst was airlifted to a hospital in Phoenix, but did not survive. The attack happened just before 4 pm at the family's home in the 500 block of Yearling Road. Tori and her sister had been playing in the backyard with four dogs. A live-in nanny was watching the gir… [Read full blog post]