09/10-18/08 Pit Bulls Shot by Police

#278: Officers Shoot Pit Bull; 5 Victims in Melee 09/10/08 | Racine, WI Summary: Police officers shot and injured a pit bull terrier after it and two other dogs attacked several people. One of the pit bulls ran toward Richard Anderson, 50. All three dogs surrounded the man and began biting and pulling at one of his legs. Anderson pulled out a small pocket knife and began swinging at the dogs in an attempt to get them away from him. The dogs did release Anderson, but turned to attack a… [Read full blog post]

2008 Dog Bite Fatality: Family Pit Bulls Fatally Maul 4-Month Old in Las Vegas

No Charges Filed UPDATE 10/21/08: There will be no criminal charges after a baby girl was violently killed by two family pit bulls. District Attorney David Roger said his office couldn't find that the family members of the child had intentionally placed her in harm's way. "There were no significant prior actions of the dogs that would suggest that these dogs would be dangerous to human beings," Rogers said. Despite the well-documented fact that pit bulls routinely unpredic… [Read full blog post]

Felony Charges: Owners of Pit Bulls that Killed Kelly Caldwell in Yermo Arrested

Pit bull owners arrested after their dogs brutally killed 45-year old Kelly Caldwell. "Weekend" Jail Time archived 07/23/12: Nearly five years after a 45-year old Yermo woman was brutally killed by pit bulls, the owners of the dogs were sentenced to 120 days in county jail -- and to be served on "weekends," a diversion program. Both John Peterson, 26, and Jeffrey King, 26, pleaded no contest to owning a dangerous dog that caused death, a felony crime, for which they could have f… [Read full blog post]

09/04-10/08 Pit Bulls Shot by Police

#264: Pit Bull Shot, Owner Arrested in Springfield 09/04/08 | Springfield, IL Summary: A police officer shot a threatening pit bull. Later, the dog's owner, Robert T. Yates, 33, was arrested for fleeing and fighting officers. The dog, which was shot in the head and shoulder, was taken to an animal clinic for treatment. Police said the dog had been declared a dangerous animal a week ago and that it bit a mailman earlier this year. NOTE: Woman Attacked By Own Dogs, Officer Shot 09/… [Read full blog post]