Taz, the fatally attacking pit bull, seen in quarantine (WESH Orlando video).
Pit Bull Scalps Victim
Deltona, FL - A pit bull that often shared a bed with its owners viciously attacked and killed a 63-year-old woman that had been visiting the family. It almost tore off the thumb of one of its owners as she tried to get the dog off her sister. It wasn't until a deputy sheriff shot the dog with a stun gun that it released its grip on the victim.
In this time, the dog had pulled off the woman… [Read full blog post]
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Victim Killed by Own Dogs
Titusville, FL - Police say a 74-year old Titusville woman was killed by her family dogs. The woman suffered a dislocated shoulder and too many bite injuries on her body to count. "This poor woman endured a vicious attack," Lt. Todd Hutchinson, a Titusville police spokesman, said Friday. Police think May was breaking up a fight between the dogs. The animals, which she had owned since puppies, had a history of fighting with each other, and were reported… [Read full blog post]
#156: Omaha Cop Shoots Pit Bull Named "Chewy"
06/20/08 | Omaha, NE
Summary: Omaha cop sees expired plates (at pit bull owner's home), enters gate, cop shoots charging pit bull with the yummy name of Chewy.
Pits killed: 1
BZR: Police Shoot 16-Year Old Girl Twice
06/20/08 | Columbus, OH
Summary: Police shot Regina Jennings twice because they thought she was concealing a rifle beneath a blanket. Instead, she was concealing an "air gun" and reportedly a pit bull puppy.
#157: Scree… [Read full blog post]
Pit Bull Sterilization Law Victorious
San Francisco, CA - On June 3rd, 2008 the San Francisco Office of the City Attorney released a statement regarding the CHAKO case -- a pit bull advocacy group that sued San Francisco over its mandatory pit bull sterilization law. CHAKO challenged the validity of the ordinance, alleging that it violated numerous federal and state constitutional provisions, including the right to happiness.
US District Judge Maxine M. Chesney granted… [Read full blog post]
Seattle, WA - DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims’ group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks by creating common sense laws, has released its first report on dog bite trends. The report details the occurrence of dog attacks on livestock and horses in the United States from January 1st through May 20th of 2008.
View full report:Report: Dog Attacks on Livestock and Horses January - May 2008
The report shows the results of dog attacks on livestock have been devasta… [Read full blog post]
#150: Houma Police Officer Shoots Charging Pit Bull
06/12/08 | Houma, Lousianna
Summary: Officer Rusty Theriot shot the loose dog after making a traffic stop. The dog, Deuce, had a history of aggression.
Pits killed: 1
#151: Whittier Officer Shoots Pit Bull After it Attacks Man
06/14/08 | Whittier, California
Summary: Officers shot and killed a pit bull after the dog mauled its owner.
Pits killed: 1
INJ: Rockland Cop Bit Serving Warrant
06/15/08 | Rockland, Massachusetts
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Pablo Lopez, 5-years old, was brutally killed by his uncle's pit bull.
No Criminal Charges archived
UPDATE 06/20/08: No charges will be brought against the owner of the pit bull that savagely mauled and killed a 5-year old boy. The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office said the found no signs of negligence. The manner of the boy's death was ruled an accident. "The more we investigate, the more we believe it was just a tragic accident," Sheriff Lupe Treviño said. He will finalize the… [Read full blog post]