30 Days Amnesty
Melbourne, AU - In the wake of a little girl brutally killed by a pit bull-mix in a "home-invasion" attack, the Baillieu Government is rushing new laws through Parliament to arm council officers with the power to seize and destroy unregistered restricted dog breeds.1 Prior to this, crosses of restricted breeds could escape inclusion on the dangerous dogs register. Owners of pit bull crosses have one month to register their dogs or face the animal's seizure an… [Read full blog post]
Michael Cook, 61-years old, died after being attacked by his pet pit bull.
Dog Attack Victim Dies
UPDATE 08/23/11: Twenty days after suffering catastrophic injuries from his pet pit bull, Michael Cook succumbed to his condition this morning and died. Since the August 3 mauling, Cook required over 100 pints of blood and doctors removed both of his arms. The amount of blood Cook needed depleted area blood banks causing his family to issue a plea to the public to "replenish the bl… [Read full blog post]
Safety Issues Persist
Gig Harbor, WA - On August 21, 2007, two pit bulls entered a residential home through a side sliding door and attacked a disabled woman while she slept. The victim, 59-year-old Sue Gorman, suffered serious injuries to her face, forearms and hands. Prior to the incident, animal control had made over a dozen visits to the home of the dogs' owners due to complaints by area residents. Gorman alone had called 911 at least ten times leading up to the attack.
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Victim Bled to Death
UPDATE 08/15/11: According to a preliminary investigation by the San Mateo County coroner's office, Darla Napora died of blood loss and shock. Her husband Greg returned home at noon that day and found her unconscious with the couple's male pit bull, Gunner, standing over her body. Dog bite experts concluded that Gunner was the sole attacker. Presuming that a DNA test is not required for the female pit bull, Tazi, she will be returned home soon.
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James Dowling, 4-years old of Hot Springs, was killed by his grandfather's rottweiler.
UPDATE 08/13/11: On Saturday, the family of the little boy killed by his grandfather's rottweiler planned a funeral in Hot Springs. James Dowling had been visiting his grandfather's home in Ozark when the attack occurred. Police said the boy was playing in the backyard of the home. The rottweiler was also in the yard, but separated by a four-foot-high chain link pen. The d… [Read full blog post]
Where Does One Start?
DogsBite.org – Over the past several years, many persons have written to us and asked, "How do I pass a pit bull ordinance in my town?" As one might expect, there is no simple answer to this question and perhaps a better question is, "How do I pass any ordinance in my town?" This website collects dog bite data, dog bite trends and laws designed to regulate dangerous dogs. The grassroots effort required to pass a local ordinance is a separate sphere.
While res… [Read full blog post]