NYC Housing Authorities Ban Pit Bulls, Rottweilers and Dobermans

Vicious and Threatening New York, NY - On the heels of the U.S. Army (a federal institution) banning dangerous dog breeds from all U.S. base housing facilities, the New York City Housing Authority (a city, state and federally funded institution) followed suit. As of Friday, pit bulls, rottweilers and dobermans are banned from all city housing projects. Residents who currently own these breeds can keep them as long as they register their animals in the next 48 hours. Accordi… [Read full blog post]

Pit Bull Attacks Four in Peabody; LifeFlight and Ambulances Summoned

From Left: Sarah Malave, Brian Stevens, "Bronson" the pit bull and location of attack. Death Sentence Ordered UPDATE 04/29/09: The berserking pit bull that went on a "binge" attack earlier in the month has received a death sentence. According to police Capt. Dennis Bonaiuto, the city's animal control officer issued an order to have the dog, Bronson, euthanized within 90 days. Lilian Pinto made her decision after owner Brian Stevens and his lawyer appeared at a hearing last… [Read full blog post]

Frankie Flora's Uncle Speaks to Eyewitness News About his Recovery

Frankie Flora was attacked by a pit bull adopted out by "Out of the Pits" rescue. Bake Sale: May 17 UPDATE 05/15/09: The bake sale to help raise funds for Frankie's future surgeries is swiftly approaching. The bake sale, organized by Dora Celestino of Poughkeepsie, will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17 at the Stop & Shop on Route 9 (view map) in the Town of Poughkeepsie. If you have helped organize a separate benefit for Frankie, or know about one, please leave this information i… [Read full blog post]

'No-Kill' Leader, Ed Boks, Resigns as L.A.'s Animal Services Chief

Next Batter Up Los Angeles, CA - It was recently reported that Ed Boks -- a leader in the "No-Kill" movement -- resigned as the general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services (LAAS) effective June 30. His time at LAAS lasted 3.5 years. Last May, DogsBite.org published a post regarding an audit of LAAS. The audit showed that LAAS, under the reign of Bok, failed to make dog licenses a priority, which cost the agency millions of dollars in revenue."The failure to li… [Read full blog post]

Meet Convicted Felon Christian Sharp: A Pit Bull Breeder

From left: Christian Sharp, 1 of 19 seized pit bulls, crime scene, victim's mother. Kills "Lifelong Friend"Merritt Island, FL - Last Tuesday, a man was found shot to death at a home in Brevard County. Investigators say 33-year old David Preston was shot in the torso while inside the home, but his body was found in the woods behind it. Authorities also found 19 pit bulls chained outside the home. The home belongs to Christian Damon Sharp who was quickly arrested on charges of poss… [Read full blog post]

2009 Dog Bite Fatality: Family Pit Bull Kills 11-Month Old Child in Eastpointe

"Miracle child" killed by family pit bull and his uncle, Terrence Lovejoy. "Sneak Attack" An uncle of the Eastpointe boy who was killed Wednesday by the family pit bull urged parents to "get rid" of pit bulls so they or their children don’t become the next victim of a fatal attack. "There’s no good to come out of these dogs," Terrence Lovejoy said during a news conference held at the Eastpointe police station. Like many other victims, he also added, "[This] does not have to ha… [Read full blog post]