2009 Pit Bull Attack Victims and Their Stories - DogsBite.org

DogsBite.org - We have collected a group of 2009 pit bull attack victim stories1 that we have been unable to create a dedicated blog post about. Of the U.S. media reported victims who suffered injury by a pit bull not included in this post, many are recorded in the U.S. Pit Bull Attacks 2009 report, which will be published in 2010. We regret that we do not have the resources to document the massive volume of beloved pets who suffered a violent death by a pit bull. Victims of Pit Bull At… [Read full blog post]

Pit Bull Attack Trigger: Slipping on Ice While Walking a Pet Pit Bull

From left: Victim Joyce Mitchell and her pet pit bull (with blood on its muzzle). Owner Attacked Cincinnati, OH - It was reported Monday that a pit bull in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Pleasant Ridge viciously attacked its owner. Police say Joyce Mitchell was walking her pet pit bull when she slipped on ice, thus triggering a violent attack. Neighbors rushed out of their homes with hammers and shovels to beat the dog off Mitchell. The woman tried to secure her dog to a phone pol… [Read full blog post]

Pit Bull Continues Attacking After Being 'Run Over' by Police Cruiser

Two Pit Bulls ShotGlendale, AZ - It was reported Monday that Glendale police shot and killed two pit bulls after the dogs tried to attack a boy and the officers. In addition to pit bulls being able to withstand multiple shots from a police handgun or shotgun; heavily beaten by baseball bats; repeatedly stabbed with a two-prong barbecue fork or thrown off a six-story roof; pit bulls are so pain intolerant1 that even being run over by a 4,020 pound police vehicle will not stop a pit b… [Read full blog post]

Putnam County Pit Bull Ordinance Passes; Standing Ovation from Citizens

Community "Win" Bancroft, WV - Earnest D. Hunter, who carries an old fishing rod to defend himself against dogs in the Putnam County community, was among about 20 Bancroft residents at a County Commission meeting Tuesday to support an ordinance that prohibits pit bulls, mixed-breed pit bulls and any other dogs deemed vicious from running loose. County Commissioners passed the ordinance 2-1 and received a standing ovation from the Bancroft residents.Congratulations Ba… [Read full blog post]

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]