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 »
UPDATE 06/27/12: In a disturbing update about the death of 2-year Jack Redin, killed by two dogs on a property adjacent to his home, NewsandSentinal.com reports that the Sweeney brothers, David and Daniel, are the sons of Third Judicial Circuit Court Judge Timothy Sweeney. Daniel Sweeney is allegedly the owner of the two dogs, but his brother David Sweeney installed an underground invisible fence around his property so that he could care for his brother's d… [Read full blog post]
Tyzhel Latella McWilliams seen next to Zulu, which later killed the baby.
The Nanny Dog
UPDATE 06/19/12: The mother of an infant killed by a family pit bull last week called the baby's death a "tragic accident" and expressed disbelief that the very Nanny dog pit bull that seemed to "watch over the infant like a protective parent" would fatally bite her baby. "Never in my life I thought that would happen," the mother said in an interview Monday. The 27-year old mother moved into th… [Read full blog post]
DogsBite.org - Join us @Supportthecourt, Tuesday June 19th at 10:00 am (EST) as we tweet in real time the Pit Bull Task Force Forum unfolding in Annapolis, Maryland. Entities invited to the forum to discuss the Court of Appeals ruling in Tracey v. Solesky will include many seeking to undo the Court's ruling. Kevin A. Dunne, who represents the Solesky family (and commanded the two-hour Midday with Dan Rodricks show last Friday), will be present along with Anthony Solesky.
new… [Read full blog post]
8-Year Old Frankie Flora
New York, NY - On June 14, dog bite victim Frankie Flora and others in favor of overturning the One Free Bite1 rule in the State of New York will host a news conference on the steps of the state capitol building. In 2009, Frankie was horrifically attacked by his aunt's adopted pit bull. Now, 25 surgeries later, designated the 2010 New York Ambassador for The Children's Miracle Network and with a visit to the Whitehouse under his belt, Frankie Flora hopes to… [Read full blog post]
Tucson, AZ - On Saturday October 27, two grassroots activists from Tucson
will host a first ever event of its kind in the country: A walk to raise
awareness of victims of pit bulls and other dangerous dogs. Activists
Melissa Baze and Matthew Pimple created the event to honor these local
victims, who like in many U.S. cities are part of an ever-rotating new
dog attack headline on the evening news. The pioneering event will be
held at a Lincoln Park. Admission is free.
T… [Read full blog post]
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email list and weigh in by using materials provided on the advocacy web
page to support the Court's ruling.
Austin, TX June
8, 2012 -- DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims' group dedicated
to reducing serious dog attacks, launches a Maryland advocacy web page and corresponding email list to support the Court of Appeals ruling that
holds owners of pit bulls and landlords financially responsible after an at… [Read full blog post]
Pit bull scalp attack victim Kenny Allen.
Rock Hill, SC - Another young victim has been added to the list of pit bull scalp attack injuries cataloged by DogsBite.org. 11-year old Kenny Allen endured a devastating attack last Wednesday when he went to a neighbor's home to borrow a blender. As he entered the yard, the neighbor's pit bull broke free from a "rigged cable" it was attached to and attacked.1 Kenny's right hand and arm were badly bitten and a large secti… [Read full blog post]