07/22-29/08 Pit Bulls Shot By Police

#202: Farmville Police Shoot Pit Bull 07/21/08 | Farmville, NC Summary: Officers responding to a call in which a pit bull attacked a man, arrived at the dog owner's home. The officers wound up shooting and killing the dog after it lunged at them. Pit bulls killed: 1 #203: Amity Police Kill Attacking Pit Bull 07/23/08 | Amity, PN Summary: After the family pit bull suddenly attacked its owner, Thomas Knight, police responded to the scene. They Tasered the animal, but it continued… [Read full blog post]

2008 Dog Bite Fatality: Tulsa Infant Killed by Labrador Puppy

Linzy Earles, the mother of 2-month old boy mauled to death by family dog. Manslaughter Charges archived UPDATE 11/04/08: Linzy Earles, who turned 18-years old last month, has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in a juvenile court in connection with the mauling death of her baby, 2-month old Zane Alen Earles. The Tulsa police affidavit states that Zane "was left unattended in an infant swing on the opposite side of the house for approximately two hours." In this t… [Read full blog post]

Comment: Victimized by Arcane Dog Laws that Protect Dangerous Dogs

DogsBite.org - A commenter has left a message that describes in chilling detail the reality of a severe dog attack followed by arcane dog laws and animal control policies that fail to punish the dog owner and protect the community from the offending dog. In this case, as in many others, the attacking dog was returned its owner so that the animal can attack again. After the second violent attack, then restrictions are placed on the dog. These laws are not common sense; they are dea… [Read full blog post]

2008 Dog Bite Fatality: 1-Year Old Erie Girl Killed by Family Dog

Addison Sonney, 14-months old, was attacked and killed by her family's dog. Family Dog Kills Child Erie, PA - A 1-year-old girl has died after being attacked by her family dog. The Allegheny County medical examiner said Addison Sonney died yesterday at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. The girl's mother, Kari Sonney, was treated at a hospital for injuries suffered trying to save Addison. Police followed the dog into a nearby neighborhood and shot and killed it. The attack… [Read full blog post]