2009 Dog Bite Fatality: 2-Year Old Killed by Family Dog in Cape Coral

Liam Peck, 2-years old, was fatally bitten by a family dog. Family Dog Kills Boy archived Cape Coral, FL - A toddler died Tuesday morning after being bitten by one of the family's dogs. According to officials, the family's 8-year old male Weimaraner fatally bit Liam Peck, 2-years old, in the neck. Connie Barron, spokeswoman for the Cape Coral Police Department, said EMS transported the boy to Cape Coral Hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later. Lee County… [Read full blog post]

Son of Rosie Humphreys Starts Campaign to Ban Pit Bulls in Flora

From left: Bob Koehler's sign and his now dead mother Rosie Humphreys. Son Demands Change Flora, IL - Two weeks after 85-year old Rosie Humphreys was mauled to death by a pit bull, her son Bob Koehler erected a sign in his yard reading: "Ban Pit Bulls." Rosie was killed by a loose pit bull while walking her two poodles. The pit bull owned by Brian Pennington struck down Rosie and one of her dogs. Police Chief John Nicholson blamed the attack on the failure of the "D" ring attached to th… [Read full blog post]

2009 Dog Bite Fatality: Great-Aunt's Rottweiler-Mix Kills 20-Month Old Boy

Dallas Walters, 20-months old, was mauled to death by a rottweiler-mix. "Dog Just Attacked" UPDATE 12/15/09: Just before the burial service of Dallas Walters, the boy's father clarified a few issues: "There was no cookie. My son was eating potato salad and the dog just attacked him." Essentially, the rumored "cookie" story was just that -- rumored. According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Department, the investigation into what happened is still ongoing. They say it doesn… [Read full blog post]

1996 Dog Bite Fatality: 4-Year Old Wheeler Boy Killed by Loose Chow-Mix Dogs

File photos of individuals killed by loose dogs. Damon Tyler Austin Koehn Wheeler, AR - On May 13, 1996, 4-year old Damon Tyler Austin Koehn was violently killed by a pack of loose chow-mix dogs. The boy's father, James Koehn, discovered his son badly mauled in a ravine near the family's home. Prior to the attack, James and his son had laid down for a nap, but Damon had awoken first and wandered outside. Authorities seized a total of 15 dogs from Dan Doiel, who lived in a mobile home 2… [Read full blog post]

2009 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman, 49, Bitten by Dog Dies Shortly Thereafter

Theresa Ann Ellerman Norfolk, VA - It was reported on Saturday that a woman died after being bitten by a dog. Norfolk Police and Norfolk Fire responded to an address at Tabor Court at about 2:30 am in response to a reported dog bite victim. Officers found 49-year-old Theresa Ellerman experiencing difficulty breathing. She was transported to DePaul hospital where she was pronounced dead at about 3:45 am. The dog, reportedly an Alaskan malamute1, was placed into quarantine. S… [Read full blog post]

Pit Bull Dog Aggression: Two Fighting Pit Bulls Shot Dead at Dulles

"Very Violent Fight" Dulles, VA - It was reported on Thursday that a pair of large male pit bulls (most likely "game bred" pit bulls, specifically bred for dogfighting) were shot and killed by police in a Dulles Airport cargo facility. Both dogs "broke out" of their kennels and began attacking each other in what was described as a "very violent fight." Despite the many questions the incident raises, such as, "Were the dogs being shipped to Korea for dogfighting?" Airport autho… [Read full blog post]

2009 Dog Bite Fatality: 70-Year Old Dies After Violent Maiming by Pit Bulls

Lowell Bowden died after being horrifically mauled by a pack of pit bulls. Victim Dies of Injuries Lindside, WV - On November 27, Lowell Bowden was attacked by a pack pit bulls. Lowell's family submitted a statement to DogsBite.org that recounts the attack that led to his death on December 4. This marks the second fatal dog attack in West Virginia this year, both attributed to pit bulls. We urge West Virginia citizens to contact their state legislators and ask that they sponsor… [Read full blog post]

Free Jazz Event Hopes to Raise Funds to Help Pit Bull Attack Victim

DaMonica Paul hugs her uncle Johnie Robinson (11/28/09). Elkhart, IN - Back in August, we wrote about 4-year old DaMonica Paul, whose nose was bitten off by a neighbor's pit bull. Recent photos of the little girl show the effects of the disfiguring attack. As DaMonica prepares for multiple surgeries to reconstruct her missing nose, community support has picked up. Organizers of Cornbread-n-Jazz, a grassroots community arts outreach group in Elkhart, say a wave of momentu… [Read full blog post]