2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Lee County, Alabama Woman Scalped by Pit Bulls Dies

'Ponytail' Excuse UPDATE 05/30/14: In case readers missed Blackfish, a 2013 documentary about a killer whale living in captivity involved in the deaths of three people, most recently a trainer at SeaWorld, you might not fully understand the "ponytail" excuse. This excuse is not a product of Steve Klemetti -- owners of killer dogs rarely have original ideas -- but rather an excuse popularized by SeaWorld after the death of Dawn Brancheau in 2010. Blackfish pulverized SeaWo… [Read full blog post]

Missouri - Proposed Statewide Bill Prohibiting Breed-Specific Ordinances Fails During Legislative Session

DogsBite.org Clarifies Fallacy Arguments, Makes First Public Appeal A victory for the health and safety of children, and you helped! Jefferson City, MO - The 2014 Legislative Session of the Missouri General Assembly ended on Friday, May 16. A bill sponsored by Rep. Ron Hicks failed to pass. HB 1116 would have prohibited municipalities in Missouri to enact breed-specific laws, including cities with home rule governance. Any jurisdiction with an existing pit bull ordinan… [Read full blog post]

The Plight of a Mauled Postal Carrier, an Attempt to Sue Animal Control and the Progression of a Criminal

A Special Tribute to Connecticut In Honor of National Dog Bite Prevention Week 2014 DogsBite.org - In our hunt to track down an original topic for this year's post during National Dog Bite Prevention Week -- which does little to raise awareness of the growing epidemic of horrific dog "maulings" -- we ran across the mauling of a Connecticut postal carrier that we reported on in May 2009. We wondered if any news had been reported since? Also, what had become of the dogs' owner, Davi… [Read full blog post]

Family Dog Attack: 'Gripper' Breed Pack Attack Leads to Devastating Near Fatal Injuries

Ceara Schofield was attacked by three American bulldogs. Click an image to see a larger view. Victim Recounts Attack Opp, AL - On March 4, 2014, three family American bulldogs viciously attacked 18-year old Ceara Schofield and the dogs' owner, 37-year old Kristina Picktron. Both were hospitalized after the attack. Ceara's injuries were so severe, she was airlifted to Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. Six days after the attack, Ceara spoke with WAKA in an exclusi… [Read full blog post]

2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Visiting Child Killed by Pit Bulls Owned by Friends in Felton, Delaware

Family members mourn the loss of Kasii Haith, who was killed in a pit bull attack. Family Mourns Death archived UPDATE 05/08/14: Family member gathered at his mother's home in Camden to mourn the child's violent death. The child's maternal grandmother, Tara Haith Coates, said her daughter was visiting a longtime friend and had been outside with her son all day. She had gone inside for a brief trip to the bathroom when the attack occurred, according to Coates. She said her daugh… [Read full blog post]

Letter: After Pit Bull Kills Dog and Maims Man, Victims Seek to Advance Public Safety in Los Angeles

Stephen Elliott and Howard "Rusty" Fox Raise Awareness Stephen, his partner Rusty, their dog Vargas and Stephen's finger. Video: Neighborhood Council Meeting Studio City, CA - Pit bull attack victims, Stephen Elliott and Rusty Fox, continue to try to work with City of Los Angeles officials to address the growing public safety problem posed by pit bulls and other dangerous dogs. Writer Mike Szymanski recently published an account of the violent attack that occurred on Ven… [Read full blog post]

Video: Columnist Barbara Kay on How to Know You're a Pit Bull 'Fanatic'

Watch National Post Video Toronto, Canada - National Post columnist Barbara Kay has really crafted gold in her recent video. Barbara Kay often tackles the pit bull issue in her weekly column. The video is fittingly titled, "How to know you're a pit bull fanatic." Kay then dives into the type of people who respond to her controversial columns about pit bulls. "I get a lot of blow back from pit bull fanatics," she states. "I call them fanatics because they are in denial about the inh… [Read full blog post]

2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Rottweiler Kills Toddler in Caldwell County, North Carolina

Nyhiem Wilfong, killed by a family member's chained rottweiler. Social Services Involved UPDATE 05/06/14: Various news reports state the 5-year old boy was the victim's cousin, not his brother. An updated report by WBTV describes how the boy was found, "bloody and covered in mud with the dog laying on top of him." The boy's grandfather and owner of the dog, Ervin Patterson, told WBTV that he did not believe the dog was aggressive. "He's just big and playful," Patterson said. S… [Read full blog post]