In the 15-year period of 2005 through 2019, canines killed 521 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (346) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
How Safe Are You?
Lynn, MA - In one of the most chilling pit bull attacks DogsBite.org has read to date, it was reported last week that a leashed 2-year old, male neutered pit bull broke free from its young owner on a city sidewalk and attacked a child who was being carried by its father in a papoose chest pack. The dog nearly ripped the child's leg off. This unprovoked attack in a public setting shows just how vulnerable each of us is when in proximity to a pit bull -- leashed or otherwis… [Read full blog post]
Savannah Gragg, 9-years old, was killed by her family pit bull in Kokomo.
Girl Dies of Severe Injuries
UPDATE 06/03/10: It was reported today that Savannah Gragg died this afternoon due to the severe injuries inflicted by the family pit bull last Saturday. Marion County Deputy Coroner Carrie England ruled her death was caused by lacerations to the trachea that created a lack of oxygen to the brain.1 Savannah had been opening the door to let the pit bull outside when the dog sudd… [Read full blog post]
Tracking Results: 2006 to Present Day
Read about cities and counties with successful pit bull laws. Well-written breed-specific legislation save the lives and limbs of children, adults, senior citizens and beloved pets.
Pit Bull Laws Save Lives
DogsBite.org - Cities and counties in at least 14 states report successful results after enacting a breed-specific ordinance. These states include: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Missou… [Read full blog post]