After Catch Pole and Pepper Spray Fail, Gunshot to the Head Stops Pit Bull

R.I.P. Caesar Kirksville, MO - A pit bull named Caesar recently broke through his owner's screen door to chase another dog. Next, the animal approached a letter carrier with a "wagging" tail. Caesar then launched an attack on letter carrier Danny Pagliai who suffered multiple bites to his arm and received multiple stitches. According to the dog's owner, Niki Parrish, this type of behavior is "totally out of character" for Caesar. She also blamed the unprovoked attack on the… [Read full blog post]

Pennsylvania Towns Seek Pit Bull Laws; Must Lift State Anti-BSL Measure

Ransom is Euthanized UPDATE 07/30/09: The owner of Ransom, Oliver Yawn, called the dog "vicious" and surrendered it to the state to be euthanized. Yawn said he "didn't want to deal with the BS" of obtaining thousands of dollars in liability insurance and appearing in court. He also blamed the attack on the sound of the landscaper's weed whacker. Yet a week earlier, the dog broke through the home's 6-foot wooden fence and chased 21-year old Amanda Gray, who was not utilizing any… [Read full blog post]

Has Anyone Ever Been Charged with Armed Robbery By Cocker Spaniel?

We Didn't Think So Greensburg, PA - As demonstrated by numerous U.S. press reports -- which date back to 1983 -- pit bulls are frequently used as "deadly weapons" by criminals to inflict injurious attacks on people and to carry out felonious crimes. This is unquestionably due to the pit bull's "killer bite." One does not read headlines, "Armed Robbery by Cocker Spaniel" or "Man Charged with Rape and Deadly Chihuahua Attack of Sisters," because these dog breeds were not geneti… [Read full blog post]

Elkhart, Indiana Discusses Pit Bull Law After Series of Attacks

BSL Debate Begins Elkhart, IN - On July 16, a 4-year old girl's nose was bitten off by a pit bull in the City of Elkhart. Police say DaMonica Paul was in a neighbor's yard with the neighbor's dog when it attacked. Damonica recently went through an extensive surgery to re-attach the nose at Riley Hospital for Children. According to Pastor Kevin Adams, "Doctors said this is the first time they've ever had a case this serious." After the surgery, doctors say her condition may worsen b… [Read full blog post]

History Channel Airs Segment of Double Fatal Attack; Images of Dogs Shown

From left: The 4 dogs depicted in the MonsterQuest episode (click to enlarge).Images of Attacking DogsUPDATE 07/25/09: We were able to take screenshots from the MonsterQuest episode that showed the four dogs involved in the deadly attacks that took the lives of Cheryl Harper and Edward Gierlach. The director of the Livingston County Animal Control department, Anne Burns, identified the dogs as American bulldogs and American bulldog-mixes. The pit bull underpinnings,… [Read full blog post]

A Pit Bull with an 'Unknown' Background Presents Huge Risk

From left: Jisseth Moquete, Jonathan Hall and Rocky the pit bull. Young Girl Attacked Charlotte, NC - It was reported on Thursday that a 9-year old girl was attacked by a pit bull under circumstances that all parents must be made aware of. A neighbor, Jonathan Hall1, had been given the adult-sized pit bull one day earlier "for free" and was attempting to sell the dog to the girl's family. When Jisseth Moquete tried to pet the dog, it suddenly bit her in the face. Jisseth's brother s… [Read full blog post]