In the 13-year period of 2005 through 2017, canines killed 433 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (284) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
DogsBite.org - From time-to-time, advocates and elected officials ask us for up to the minute statistical data regarding U.S. fatal dog attacks. Our combined results of just over five years show that pit bulls and rottweilers continue to be the top killers, just as they were in the 1979 to 1998 CDC report.1 During the 1980s and 1990s, fatal dog attacks averaged 17 per year.2 The death-by-dog-bite rate now is nearly double this amount at over 30 per year and largely due to pit bul… [Read full blog post]
Ban Pit Bulls
Lynn, MA - After 76-year old Margaret Murphy was terribly mauled by her grandson's pit bull last week, the Lynn Journal published a vividly clear and honest opinion article about pit bulls including: "Pit bulls by their nature are ferocious animals. They are attack dogs -- and they often attack. They love violence and mayhem. They enjoy mauling people they do not know." Kudos to the Journal Staff for having the courage to print the truth to the American public!
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From left: Sister Veronica Higgins of Villa Teresa School and images of vandalism.
Oklahoma City, OK - One week after the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals ruled in favor of Villa Teresa School, challenging validity of a kennel license held by Kenneth Gonzales, owner of a neighboring pit bull terrier kennel (See: Coverage of Catholic Sisters Seeking to Remove Pit Bull Kennel), Villa Teresa School was ransacked. Parts of the school are described as "d… [Read full blog post]
A candlelight vigil held for Jennifer on her 22nd Birthday.
The Death of Jennifer Lowe
DogsBite.org - From time-to-time we publish a "blame the victim" comment to show our readers how shameful they are. On March 10, 2010, an anonymous commenter left the following message about the fatal pit bull mauling of Jennifer Lowe. During this lengthily and horrific attack, Jennifer fought back both pit bulls as they tore away her face, neck, shoulder and arms. She died shortly after re… [Read full blog post]
Listen to Interview
Indianapolis, IN - On March 5, radio talk show host Greg Browning interviewed Assistant City Attorney Don Bauermeister about the Council Bluffs, Iowa pit bull ban. The interview followed two pit bull attacks that occurred on March 4 in Indianapolis. One of the incidents involved victim James Bates, who was attacked by a pit bull that had been recently adopted from the Human Society of Indianapolis. The other incident involved police officer Jeffrey Vie… [Read full blog post]
From left: James Bates and humane society Director John Aleshire on the defense.
UPDATE 06/10/10: On June 4, James Bates, his mother Queen Bates and Queen's niece Jada Carson filed a Complaint in the Marion County Superior Court against Shawn Middleton and the Humane Society of Indianapolis. On March 4, James Bates was seriously injured by Middleton's two aggressive pit bulls. The pit bull that led the attack had been adopted out to Middleton by the humane so… [Read full blog post]
Justin Lopez, 9-months old, was killed by two rottweilers near Perkins.
UPDATE 03/11/10: The Journal confirms the breed of dog that killed a 9-month old child: Two adult rottweilers. A source close to the family said the dogs had been brought into the home Sunday night, reports The Journal. Just hours later, the little boy crawled out of his crib and was killed by the animals. The child's mother, Stephanie Easley, was at work at the time of the incident. Easley w… [Read full blog post]
From left: Dominic, Brian Nevill, Shelly Burnett, the injuries and collapsible dog pen.
Dangerous By Default
On Saturday, April 28, 2007, Anthony Solesky's son and two other boys were attacked by a pit bull that broke free from its pen. Anthony's son, Dominic, suffered life-altering injuries in the attack. "Dangerous By Default"1 is a first hand account by Dominic's father about the attack and what happened afterward. In a raw, powerful, and at times explosive voice, Anth… [Read full blog post]