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 »
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… [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]
The pit bull seen in quarantine at the Allen County pound (video/Hometown Stations).
UPDATE 05/21/12: After pulling their first story, the Toledo Blade, we refer to as the Yellow or Biased Toldeo Blade, republished under a new title. This news entity has a long history of not just pushing the pro-pit bull cause, but was instrumental in bringing down former Lucas County Dog Warden Tom Skeldon and ensuring the passage of legislation that repealed Ohio's lon… [Read full blog post]
Surprise, AZ - An elderly woman badly mauled by two pit bulls last year has died. Maryann Hanula, then 72-years old, was in her front yard on October 10, when the attack occurred. The two pit bulls, a male and female, escaped a gated yard on the same street. When neighbors tried to rescue Maryann, the dogs turned on them. Another neighbor -- an off-duty Phoenix police officer -- shot and killed both dogs. Most of the woman's right foot was gone before medics arri… [Read full blog post]
Clifford Wright seen with his son Gavin in a November 27, 2002 photo.
UPDATE 05/08/12: In the continuing saga of Gavin Wright, who initially hoped to spare family the pit bull after it brutally killed his father, allowed authorities to euthanize the dog today. On Monday, KOB.com released parts of the 911 call that offers more insight into Gavin. "Don't make me (expletive) repeat myself again ... My dog got a hold of him somehow," he said. It is possible that yeste… [Read full blog post]
UPDATE 09/12/12: KVIA.com reports that statements made by the grandmother, Leticia Mesa, about events leading up to the savage attack were inconsistent, as was her knowledge of the dog's previous aggressive acts. The autopsy report shows the child was alone with the dog when she was attacked. "There's a difference between a crime and an accident," District Attorney Amy Orlando told KVIA.com. The Mesa family is responsible for the death of Jazily… [Read full blog post]
View the related CBS This Morning news article.
04/30/12: Maryland Court of Appeals Holds Pit Bull Owners and Landlords Accountable
06/20/11: Founder Colleen Lynn Reflects Upon Four Year Anniversary of Her Attack… [Read full blog post]