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 »
Logan Sheppard, 4-years old, was mauled to death by his uncle's two pit bulls.
No Criminal Charges
UPDATE 07/30/14: Authorities will not pursue charges -- see memo from State Attorney Mark Ober. New information reveals that the adults were sharing "half a joint" in a back room when Logan Sheppard slipped outside and was mauled to death by two pit bulls. The dogs tore off his entire scalp and inflicted bites to his neck, according to police records. The adults left Logan with his… [Read full blog post]
"If the existing system fails to track critical data then fix the system so that it does." -DogsBite.orgJoint Summary Statement
DogsBite.org - Last September, after the White House unwisely responded to a We the People1 petition pertaining to breed-specific legislation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DogsBite.org wrote to CDC Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden. Our letter warned of the serious repercussions this response would have on local gover… [Read full blog post]
Convicted Two Years After Baby's Dog Mauling DeathJohnathan Quarles Jr. was killed by his step-grandmother's pit bull in Dayton, Ohio.
Sentenced to 3 Years archived
UPDATE 06/09/16: Today in a Montgomery County court, a judge sentenced Kimiko Hardy to three years in jail in connection to the mauling death of a baby who was under her care on July 20, 2014. In May, a jury found Hardy guilty on six felony counts after her pit bull killed her 7-month old step-grandson, Johnathan Qu… [Read full blog post]
Help For Harmony FundraiserViolent Pit Bull Mauling
New Brunswick, NJ - On July 3, a young girl was viciously attacked by two pit bulls while under the care of her babysitter at a home on Lufberry Avenue. Her younger brother was also at the home. Police officers responded to the scene and fired an "undisclosed number" of shots inside the home killing both dogs. Harmony Halyer, 4-years old, was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in critical condition where… [Read full blog post]
Dr. David A. Billmire, MD: "There is no need for Pit Bulls"Doctor Speaks Out
Cincinnati, OH - After 6-year old Zainabou Drame suffered "unimaginable" injuries inflicted by two pit bulls last month, leaving some veteran police officers struggling to speak, Dr. David Billmire, MD, penned an editorial not many other doctors could. For 30-years Dr. Billmire has witnessed, examined and reconstructed the faces and body parts of children coming into Cincinnati Children's Hos… [Read full blog post]