In the 14-year period of 2005 through 2018, canines killed 471 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (311) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
Just a Few of the Tucson Walk SupportersDogsBite.org - This Saturday marks a very special day for dog bite victims' advocacy. Grassroots activists Melissa "Mellie" Baze and Matthew Pimple have organized the first ever Walk Event for dog bite victims in Tucson. DogsBite.org will be capturing as much of the event as possible via video and still photographs. This montage highlights some of the central faces of the dog bite victims' advocacy movement -- some who are attending t… [Read full blog post]
Letter Carrier Robert Rochester, 55, died after being attacked by a loose dog.
Criminal Charges Pending
UPDATE 11/30/12: Criminal charges against the owner of the dog that attacked Robert Rochester are expected to be filed soon, The News Journal reports. The dog escaped its owner's property and attacked Rochester as he was collecting mail from a postal bin on Main Street. He died six days after the attack. Robert Wilkson, president of Branch 191 of the National Association… [Read full blog post]
DogsBite.org Turns Five-Years OldDogsBite.org - October 15, 2012 marks the fifth year that DogsBite.org has been operating on the World Wide Web, documenting statistics and providing resources to help prevent serious dog attacks. Our news comes on the heels of a press release issued for the upcoming October Tucson event: Walk for Victims of Pit Bulls and Other Dangerous Dogs. National dog bite victims' advocates, including founder Colleen Lynn and Anthony Solesky will… [Read full blog post]
Insights from Behaviorist
The funeral for 3-week old Tarilyn Luciana Bowles, mauled to death by a family pit bull while strapped into a child safety seat, is scheduled for Wednesday. DogsBite.org along with commenters have been repelled by the statement by the owner of the dog blaming the deadly attack on the animal smelling "baby formula on the infant's clothes." The endless denialism by the owners of these dogs after a violent or fatal attack, as in the case of Tarilyn, is re… [Read full blog post]
Mary Jo Hunt was mauled to death by a pack of her own rescue dogs in Pembroke.
Claws and Paws Rescue
UPDATE 10/04/12: Several issues are clarified in the FayObserver.com article today. Mary Jo Hunt of 17 Sharon Lane in Pembroke lived with her sister Deborah Jacobs, according to a neighbor who would not provide his name. Both women worked for the Robeson County Claws and Paws Rescue. Glenna Hicks, the chairwoman of the rescue's board, said all of the seized dogs had been up for adop… [Read full blog post]