DogsBite.org - Combining DogsBite.org dog bite fatality statistics with research provided by a volunteer produced a significant archival collection of fatal rottweiler attacks dating back to 1978. Of the 118 victims recorded from 1978 through 2018, 76% (90) where children ages 11-years and younger. Of these children, the large majority, 71% (64), were ages 4-years and younger. California incurred the most fatal rottweiler attacks (15) during this period, followed b… [Read full blog post]
Kylar Johnson, 4-years old, fatal pit bull attack victim #329.
UPDATE: 03/28/12: The Victoria Advocate released the 30-minute news conference given by Victoria County Sheriff T. Michael O'Conner. In summary, investigators do have answers to many questions, but are not releasing them yet. The time of the boy's death has yet to be determined by the medical examiner's office. O'Conner does address many aspects of Kylar's death including that many "conspir… [Read full blog post]
Extremely DangerousFort Wayne, IN - Earlier today, The News-Sentinel published an article in the community section by resident Bob Rinearson (Once again, pit bulls are to blame for extreme violence against people). Rinearson describes in vivid detail arriving on scene where an 11-year old boy and a man had just been brutalized by two pit bulls. It is a powerful piece that captures the extreme violence of a pit bull attack. Prior to this incident, the same dogs had mauled an el… [Read full blog post]
Dylan Andre, 17-months old, was killed by his neighbor's chained rottweiler.
Jacksonville, FL - A 17-month old boy died today after being mauled to death by a rottweiler. The attack ending Dylan Andres' life occurred in the 1000 block of Maynard Street just before noon. According to Chief of Detectives Tom Hackney, the boy left his mother when she was unpacking groceries from her car and walked into a neighbor's yard across the street and was attacked by the… [Read full blog post]
Postal worker Diane Jansen, 59, died of a stroke after being attacked by a pit bull.
Victim Dies After Dog Attack
Escondido, CA - A postal worker that was attacked by a pit bull on March 1 has died, reports The San Diego Union Tribune. The San Diego County medical examiner's office identified the victim as 59-year old Diane Jansen. She died Sunday at Palomar Medical Center. The cause of death was listed as left basal ganglia hemorrhagic stroke due to hypertensive atheroscleroti… [Read full blog post]