DHEC employee Eric Rogers seated at hearing, dog owner bottom right.
Survivor Eric Rogers
Dillon, SC - On February 3, an employee of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control was out on a work related call when he was viciously attacked by two pit bulls. At some point during the 20-minute attack, he was able to call 911. When deputies arrived, they shot and killed both dogs still engaged in the attack. His injuries were so severe he was placed into a medica… [Read full blog post]
DogsBite.org - In the first 101 days of this year, 16 Americans were killed by dogs. On average, that is a fatal attack inflicted by a canine every 6.3 days in the U.S. since January 1. Pit bulls and their mixes are responsible for 69% (11) of these deaths. Pit bulls alone have an average kill rate of every 9.2 days during this period. Followed by the only other dog breed to inflict more than one death so far in 2014, bullmastiffs 13% (2). Three other dog breeds have inflicted one death… [Read full blog post]
Two pit bulls seized from Michael Hamilton's homespun breeding operation.
Medical Examiner's Office
UPDATE 04/15/14: The Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office ruled the cause of death for Dorothy Hamilton as a "dog mauling." The Medical Examiner's report listed the cause of death as "dog mauling with lacerations and puncture wounds." On March 31, 85-year old Dorothy Hamilton was discovered dead in her living room by her son at approximately 4:46 pm. Police immediate… [Read full blog post]
Jury Acquits Pit Bull Owners After Long-Delayed TrialPeter Lucas and Rachelle Kay Lucas were taken into custody on June 9, 2014.Couple Acquitted
UPDATE 05/16/19: A Comal County jury acquitted a Canyon Lake couple in connection to the brutal dog mauling death of a woman in late 2013. Betty Clark, 75-years old, was viciously attacked by two loose pit bulls on December 21, 2013. She died of her injuries 16 days later, on January 6, at University Hospital in San Antonio. Clark nev… [Read full blog post]
Felony Charge, Owner Jailed
UPDATE 12/12/14: In what may be the first felony charges brought by Bexar County officials under Lillian's Law, 34-year old Perla Rojas was indicted on November 24 on a charge of a dangerous dog attack leading to death, according to court records. The second-degree felony carries up to 20-years in prison if convicted. On March 31, Rojas' two pit bulls brutally attacked 83-year old Petra Aguirre in her own backyard. Aguirre died at University Hosp… [Read full blog post]