Pregnant Woman Attacked by Pet Pit Bull, Airlifted to Trauma Center

Fractures Arm Oak Hills, CA - A woman nine months pregnant was attacked by her own pit bull, breaking her arm and prompting her to be airlifted to a trauma center, according to officials. Rescue personnel arrived at the home in the 7300 block of Braceo Street near Ranchero Road, found the victim bleeding profusely and said she appeared to be going into shock. The 20-year-old was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center, said a spokeswoman for the Victor Valley station… [Read full blog post]

2009 Dog Bite Fatality: Toddler Wanders from Babysitter's Home; Killed by Pit Bull

Matthew Hurt, 2-years old, was killed by a neighbor's chained pit bull in Prescott. Attacked His Throat UPDATE 10/29/09: New information has been reported about the death of Matthew Hurt. According to a KTHV video, family and friends1 said the boy saw a puppy and chased it to a backyard where a pit bull was chained. Matthew's 3-year old brother followed him, then rushed home to alert the family. Neighbor Bridgette Monroe, who tried to help, described the horrible scene, "The b… [Read full blog post]

In Massachusetts, Landlords May Be Liable When Tenant's Pit Bull Attacks

Pit Bulls Singled Out Waltham, MA - The second-highest court in Massachusetts recently ruled that a landlord may be held accountable if a tenant's pit bull goes on the attack. The Court specifically singles out the breed as one known to have a propensity for aggression. The appeals court ruling, which reversed a lower-court decision, arose from a 2005 lawsuit against landlords Emil and Clara Florio in which a 10-year old boy's leg was badly injured by their tenant's pit bull n… [Read full blog post]

2009 Dog Bite Fatality: 19-Month Old Boy Killed by Pit Bull-Mix at Babysitter's Home

Colten Smith, 17-months old, was killed by a pit bull-mix while under the care of a babysitter. Future In-Law's Dog UPDATE 10/27/09: Sheriff's Deputies confirmed that the 65-pound pit bull named Max did not belong to the babysitter, rather she had been "watching it" for a week for her future in-law's. This is despite the fact that a KMPH video shows a "Warning Security Dog" sign hanging on the babysitter's fence with rusted screws. A preliminary autopsy released Tuesday conf… [Read full blog post]