2008 Dog Bite Fatality: Abraham Jonathan Tackett, Killed by Chained Dog

Abraham Tackett, nearly 2-years old, was killed by a chained husky-mix. Chained Dog Kills Boy archived Fort Yukon, AK - A boy was killed in Fort Yukon this week after he wandered into a neighbor's yard and was attacked by a chained dog. Abraham Jonathan Tackett was pronounced dead on arrival at the village clinic following the attack. He would have been 2-years old on May 19, said his grandmother, Mary Beth Solomon. The boy got his middle name from his great-grandfather, Jonath… [Read full blog post]

2007 Dog Bite Fatality: Pontotoc County Woman Mauled to Death by Pack of Pit Bull-Mixes

Emergency workers respond to mauling death of 65-year old Rosalie Bivins. Killed by Pack of Dogs ADA, OK - A 65-year-old Pontotoc County woman was mauled to death by a pack of pit bull-mix dogs. Two others who came to her aid were also attacked, according to sheriff Joe Glover. He said Rosalie Bivins was checking her mail in front of her residence on County Road 1480 when five to seven dogs began their vicious attack. A rural mail carrier discovered Bivins lying in the road screami… [Read full blog post]

04/18-23/08: Pit Bulls Shot by Police

Trooper Shoots, Kills Pit Bull in Fort Lauderdale  (04/18/08): Fort Lauderdale, FL - A Florida Highway Patrol officer shot and killed a pit bull that attacked him outside a home earlier today, authorities said. The dog bit the officer on the hand around 5:20 p.m., said FHP spokesman Sgt. Mark Wysocky. The dog died soon after it was shot. The trooper and another officer were conducting a hit and run investigation on the 1600 block of Northwest Ninth Avenue, Wysocky said. H… [Read full blog post]

Comment: How Much Do Pit Bulls Cost All of Us?

DogsBite.org - Today, a wonderful comment was left at a blog post we recently published that reports yet another pit bull attack. If a study suggested by this commenter was ever done, every city across the U.S. would enact regulations around pit bulls. The 20-year old argument, yet still loudly drummed, "It's the owner not the breed," would be silenced forever. How Much Do Pit Bulls Cost All of Us? Comment: "Has anyone done a breed-specific study on how many tax dollars are spen… [Read full blog post]

04/09-16/08: Pit Bulls Shot by Police

Anderson Officer Shoots Attacking Pit Bull (04/09/08): Anderson, SC - A neighbor who said he has always been terrified of pit pulls helped two Anderson children and their mother escape from an attack by their own dogs on Cherry Street earlier this week. Witnesses said that a 5-year-old girl was being dragged by her hair around the yard of her home when T.R. Swinton went to help. Swinton was able to get the dogs off the child and mother, but then the animals began to attack him.&nbs… [Read full blog post]

04/03-08/08: Pit Bulls Shot by Police

Rayne Police Department Speaks out on Pit Bull Shooting (04/03/08): Rayne, LA - A pit bull was killed by Rayne Police in a chaotic chase on Sunday. The police department recently spoke out about how the disturbing incident occurred. Rayne Police say they received a call about two pit bulls running loose on Fourth Street. A witness told the responding officer that the brown dog killed a cat. Police say they shot at the dog four times with three shots penetrating and ultimately ki… [Read full blog post]

03/27-02/08: Pit Bulls Shot by Police

Two People Shoot a Pit Bull Then Dump It (03/27/08): Vallejo, CA - This is not a "cop shooting" story -- it is a story that portrays a different pit bull enemy: their owners. Two people are suspected of shooting and abandoning a pit bull in Vallejo early Tuesday, police reported. Police were called to the area of Sims and Wilson Avenues around 1:40 a.m. and found a pit bull suffering from a gunshot wound to the back. Police reported a caller said he heard a gunshot, saw the dog limping… [Read full blog post]

2007 Fatal Mauling Investigation of Carshena Benjamin Closes Unresolved

The two pit bull-mixes involved in the mauling death of Carshena Benjamin. Dog Mauling Case Closed Collier County, FL - On May 26, 2007, 71-year-old Carshena Benjamin left her Golden Gate Estates home for her morning walk. Later that day her bruised and bloody body was found face down in a drainage ditch. Her shirt and jacket were pulled up over her head, leading investigators to believe she had been decapitated. So badly was her body mutilated, she could hardly be identified.… [Read full blog post]