Pit Bull Owner Asks Police to Shoot Him After Dog Attacks His Face

Pit Bull Attacks Owner Mesa, AZ - According to Mesa police, an 18-year old named Raul went inside his home to get a video game for a friend when his pit bull, named Chico, attacked. "The 18-year old suffered severe lacerations to the face. "We got him out of the apartment and he was transported to Scottsdale Memorial Hospital," said Mesa Police Sgt. Dan Butler. Police said that initially, the victim was so traumatized by his appearance, he told officers to shoot him. A pit bull att… [Read full blog post]

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls Sweatshirts Due to Strangulation Hazard

Defective sweatshirts recalled. Recommended Guidelines The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issues recall after recall of sweatshirts, cribs, strollers, pacifiers, bracelets, car seats, toys, games and numerous other products prior to the death of a child or person to prevent the future injury or death of a child or person. From January 1, 2010 to February 23, 2010 pit bull type dogs killed six Americans, four of which were children. This is equivalent to one Amer… [Read full blog post]

Pit Bull Measure Passes Elgin City Council in 4-3 Vote

"Dangerous" DeclarationElgin, IL - In a state that disallows breed-specific laws, the home rule1 City of Elgin, Illinois made strides toward declaring the pit bull breed as "dangerous." The measure requires that "dangerous" dogs require $500,000 liability insurance, which is a realistic coverage amount for pit bull injury, muzzle their dogs when they are walked, erect a 6-foot-high fence if the dogs are outside, pay $100 for a three-year license and put signs on their ho… [Read full blog post]

2010 Dog Bite Fatality: 3-Year Old Mauled to Death by Pit Bull Type Dog in Ocala

Champion Haaker's Uno of OHK and GC Haaker's Uno of OHK GTT2 Breeding Operation Ends archived UPDATE 02/24/10: Officials report that the offending male dog named Uno (right photo) was euthanized Wednesday. Today, the three remaining female American pit bulldogs seized at the Haacker's Dream Bulldog Ranch were euthanized as well. "No one witnessed the actual attack on the child, but all of the [dogs] in the pen potentially had access to the little girl during this fatal atta… [Read full blog post]

2010 Dog Bite Fatality: 5-Day Old Infant Killed by Family Pit Bull

A 5-day old baby girl was killed by a family pit bull in Conyers, Georgia. Death by Pit Bull Bite Conyers, GA - Another newborn infant was killed by a family dog. According to a Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office press release, the mother of the 5-day old baby girl heard the infant crying last Thursday and found the pet pit bull on top of the baby’s bassinet. The bitten infant was taken to Rockdale Medical Center then airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston f… [Read full blog post]

2010 Dog Bite Fatality: 37-Year Old Philadelphia Woman Killed by Mother's Pit Bulls

Christine Staab, 37-years old, was mauled to death by one of her mother's six pit bulls. Staab's Mother Speaks UPDATE 02/21/10: The mother of Christine Staab (See: Video), Barbara Erb, told the local paper that the two had been arguing when Christine fell backward (See: Pit bull triggers) causing her pet pit bull to attack and kill her. Erb said she tried frantically to pull off the dog, Jade, but could not get the pit bull to release its grip on Staab's throat. The four surviving… [Read full blog post]

2010 Dog Bite Fatality: 11-Day Old Baby Killed by Family Husky Dog in Independence

Robert Hocker, 11-days old, was killed by his family's husky dog. Newborn Killed (Page 2) Independence, MN - In another instance of a newborn being killed by a family husky dog, it is reported that 11-day old Robert D. Hocker suffered the same horrific fate Thursday. According to West Hennepin Public Safety Director Ray McCoy, "The infant boy was in his car seat on a bed in the bedroom, when he was bitten by the family Siberian husky." Emergency personnel "exhausted all life-sa… [Read full blog post]

Pit Bull Advocate Rachael Ray Under Fire After Her Pet Pit Bull Attacks 'Again'

Fifth Animal Attack New York, NY - Daytime television host Rachael Ray, who is a pit bull owner and strong advocate of the breed1, is under fire by the media and bloggers2 after her pit bull, named Isaboo, attacked another dog in New York City, ripping off the dog's ear. Reports say that Isaboo has been involved in at least five violent attacks against other animals, this one being the latest. Ray paints herself as a dog lover, but clearly cares little for the safety of other dogs wh… [Read full blog post]