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 archivedFort 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]