2010 Dog Bite Fatality: 55-Year Old Man Killed by Pack of Dogs Near Gallup

Death Due to Bites UPDATE 03/30/11: New information has been released about a 55-year old man who was discovered dead last December. Autopsy results from the state Office of Medical Investigator show that bite wounds inflicted by dogs killed Larry Armstrong on December 6. Investigators wrote in their report that they didn't know if Armstrong, who had a history of seizures, suffered one before the dogs attacked or if he was conscious when the dogs began attacking him. Invest… [Read full blog post]

2010 Dog Bite Fatality: Murrieta Man Dies from Pit Bull Attack Injuries

Man Dies of Injuries Murrieta, CA - Back in October, a 67-year old man was horribly mauled by his nephew's pit bull in the backyard of the family's home. At the time, authorities did not release his name. The Press-Enterprise described the incident as the dog "biting his arm and mauling his throat and groin." The victim was left in critical condition. According to the Riverside County coroner's office, Edward Mitchell died Sunday, due to complications from injuries he sustai… [Read full blog post]

Progress Report: Only 3 Vick Dogs from Best Friends Adopted in 35 Months

Dismal Results Jackson, MS - The Clarion-Ledger recently published an article about the adoptability of pit bulls seized in dogfighting operations. Ledy VanKavage of Best Friends is quoted in the article. The Ledger took an interest in dogfighting after the February mauling death of Anastasia Bingham, which involved at least one fighting pit bull, an uncooperative family and a Grand Jury that assigned no charges in her death. In June, Hinds County adopted a pit bull law.1… [Read full blog post]

Pit Bull Dog Aggression: East Texas Man Dies Fighting Off Pit Bulls

Richard Martratt, Canton Animal Control, Michael Miller and Sheriff Pat Burnett. "Non Bite" Fatality Van Zandt County, TX - It was reported over the holiday weekend that a 64-year old man died, apparently due to a heart attack, and a 78-year old woman suffered head injuries after intervening in a dog fight involving two pit bull type dogs. The dogs escaped their owner's property and attacked Joan Hardin's border collie. Hardin had been outside, along with the dog, unloading… [Read full blog post]