Tom Vick Sr. pictured with his daughter, Lauren Stanley, in undated photo.
UPDATE 12/30/13: The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that five family dogs that killed Tom Vick and seriously injured his wife will be euthanized. Former mayor Diane Vick asked that all five dogs be "put down," according to Bullhead City Police Capt. Tad Appleby. The couple was home alone with their six dogs on Sunday evening when a 40-pound shepherd attacked a 14-pound cocker spani… [Read full blog post]
DogsBite.org - On March 2, Ryan Maxwell, 7-years old, was horrifically killed by a pet pit bull in Galesburg, Illinois while visiting family friends. This jarring image published by the Journal Star shows the finality of a fatal pit bull mauling.1 The Register-Mail had extensive coverage of Ryan's death and the 9-month aftermath of the Galesburg community trying to pass a stronger dog ordinance. The final revised ordinance is an indignity that would not… [Read full blog post]
"It was Her Time"
UPDATE 12/16/13: We are issuing a warning for readers about this update. Part one: We do not have sympathy for pit bull breeders. Part two: We do not trust any pit bull owner, no matter the stage of grieving, who says the violent death of a loved one by a pit bull was a "freak accident" and "it was her time to go." Nicholas Hare, the dead victim's boyfriend, is about as reprehensible as they come. Where was Hare when his girlfriend's neck was being ripped out by the pit b… [Read full blog post]
Rep. Waites and Mrs. Rutledge
Atlanta, GA - On April 24, Beau Rutlledge, 2-years old, was horrifically mauled to death by his family's pit bull in Fulton County, Georgia. The family had owned the pit bull, Kissy Face, for eight years without any aggression issues. On Thursday, State Representative Keisha Waites posted this moving video to her Facebook Page. The video is a conversation between Rep. Waites and Angela Rutledge, Beau's mother, discussing why Rutledge support… [Read full blog post]
UPDATE 12/11/13: Autopsy results confirmed that dog bites caused the death of a 3-month old girl. Franklin County Coroner Jan Gorniak said that Mia Gibson died from internal injuries due to dog bites. The baby died on Tuesday at Nationwide Children’s Hospital at about 7:45 am. Her mother found her on the floor next to the living-room couch where her father was sleeping just before 7:00 am. Mia had fallen from the couch and was fatally injured by the family's t… [Read full blog post]
Family Calls for Justice
UPDATE 12/10/13: Authorities continue to investigate the death of Jah'Niyah White. She died on Saturday while staying at her maternal grandfather's home after suffering injuries from a dog attack. Family members gathered in front of his home on Monday in the freezing cold to mourn the child and call for justice. Jah'Niyah's mother, Kashairah Gardner, and family members attached balloons, photos and pink paper to a street signpost on East 91st Str… [Read full blog post]