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 »
Meet Polar, the deaf pit bull-American bulldog mix baby killer.1
UPDATE 07/13/11: Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that charges will not be sought following the death of Salvador Cotto. Chesterfield County Police Department issued a news release today stating that a "thorough police investigation" and discussions with prosecutors led to the decision. After the Medical Examiner's Office confirmed the cause of the boy's death, "cerebral edema due to a dog bi… [Read full blog post]
From left: Kyle Holland, wolf hybrid, Debralynn Holland and Earl Adkins.
Criminal Charges Filed
Lincoln Park, MI - Nearly a year ago, we reported on the death of 5-year old Kyle Holland who was killed by a dog owned by his mother's boyfriend (See: Activist Seeks Justice for Kyle Holland After Fatal Dog Mauling and 2010 Fatality: Boyfriend's Dogs Suspected in Death of 5-Year Old). Since Kyle's brutal death, the investigation has lurched along at the pace of a snail. Imagine our… [Read full blog post]
Roger Eugene Dukes archived
Savannah, GA - In the aftermath of a pit bull mauling that left 7-year old Javon Roberson with permanent disfiguring injuries and potentially life long facial paralysis, the father of a child killed by a pit bull twelve years ago from the same area emerged. Roger Eugene Quarterman spoke frankly with Savannah Morning News this past weekend and offered vivid details about the attack that took his son's life in February of 1999. "He would have been 18 n… [Read full blog post]
Attack Date: June 17, 2007
DogsBite.org - It's not easy to write about your own violent dog attack. Who could know this better than I do, the voice of DogsBite.org? Usually, I write in third person, but not today. Four years ago today, an event forever altered my life, including all of the environments, activities and personal and business relationships within it. The event was an unprovoked assault by a leashed pit bull on a public street. At the time, I was just a few blocks away… [Read full blog post]
Victim Roy McSweeney, three-time mauler #1 and three-time mauler #2.
Victim Dies of Injuries
UPDATE 06/15/11: Multiple news groups reported this evening that Roy McSweeney succumbed to the catastrophic injuries inflicted by his neighbor's pit bulls and died Wednesday afternoon. McSweeney's family has retained the Gainesville law firm of Avera & Smith, which is also representing Robert Floyd, who was attacked by the same dogs last year.1 Meanwhile, Putnam County… [Read full blog post]
David Haigler, 38-years old, was killed by one of his pet pit bulls.
Dog Caused Death archived
Spotsylvania County, VA - In an incident we were alerted to yesterday, The Free Lance-Star reports that an autopsy has confirmed that one of David Quyon Haigler’s two pit bulls was responsible for his death. Haigler, 38-years old, was discovered dead in his home Saturday by his 18-year old son. The 6-year old pit bull accused in his death was loose in the home and initially would not a… [Read full blog post]
An Awful Death
Racine, MI - While researching historical fatal pit bull attacks in April, we discovered the 1896 death of Harry Acklam. The 7-year old boy had been gathering flowers with a friend when the attack unfolded. The case captivated our attention as it involved Racine manufacturing companies, teamsters and a self-appointed fatal dog attack investigator1 who concluded that the two bloody pit bulls found near the boy's body were not responsible for his death.
When w… [Read full blog post]