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 »
Ja'Marr Tiller, 2-years old, was killed by two dogs in Charleston County.
Killed by Dogs
UPDATE 06/05/12: The two dogs initially seized by authorities are the dogs that killed Ja'Marr. A forensic dentist examined photos and bite mark impressions, and compared them to plaster casts made of the dogs' teeth. Charleston County Coroner Rae Wooten said the impressions are consistent. Wooten said she might convene a coroner’s inquest to determine who, if anyone, owns the dogs an… [Read full blog post]
From left, victim Eugene Cameron, DNA linked pit bull and the dog owner, Antonio Ford.
Dog Owner Charged
UPDATE 08/16/12: Person County deputies arrested Antonio Ford Thursday and charged him with involuntary manslaughter after investigators said his pit bull was responsible for the death of a 65-year old man. In late May, Eugene Cameron was found dead of an apparent dog mauling near Ford's home. In addition to involuntary manslaughter, Ford is charged with obstruction o… [Read full blog post]
The Good, The Perverse and The Uplifting
DogsBite.org - Last year during National Dog Bite Prevention Week, we noted that there is no National Dog Mauling Prevention Week, an even weightier public health matter than dog bites. The tips and tricks offered up during this national week to prevent a dog bite hardly address horrific dog maulings, mainly inflicted by pit bulls, which will attack indiscriminately and continue attacking until shot to death or nonlethal human inte… [Read full blog post]