2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Killed by Family Pit Bull in Cave City, Arkansas

Vicious Dog Ordinance UPDATE 10/24/14: The mauling death of 75-year old Alice Payne by her pet pit bull on September 26 has prompted Cave City Council members to consider a vicious dog ordinance. In the days following the deadly attack, Cave City Police Chief Nate Stephens asked council members to consider one. The first discussion of the possible ordinance is set for October 28 at the Cave City City Hall. Stephens recently discussed pit bulls on the police department Facebo… [Read full blog post]

ArtPrize Exhibit, 'Out of the Blue,' the First Physical Memorial for Fatal Dog Attack Victims

Out of the Blue Grand Rapids, MI - Artist Joan Marie Kowal created an entry for the Grand Rapids ArtPrize 2014 competition titled, "Out of the Blue." It is the nation's first physical memorial for victims of fatal dog attacks. Nearly 30 differently decorated crosses in multiple shades of blue each represent a person killed by a dog. She titled the entry, Out of the Blue, because that is how fatal dog attacks often occur. Kowal hopes to raise awareness about these victims and to pr… [Read full blog post]

2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Mississippi Man Attacked by Pack of Pit Bulls Dies; Second Human Fatality Inflicted by Same Pit Bulls

Pit Bull Owner Convicted in Mauling Deaths of Two MenOne victim, David Glass Sr., standing with his daughter Marietta Glass. 15 Years in Jail UPDATE 03/08/18: A man will spend 15 years in prison after this pack of pit bulls killed two grown men in 2014. Eric Hodges, 35 of Lamar, was found guilty on two counts of manslaughter in February for the deaths of Derrick Sanders, 45, and David Glass Sr., 50. Sanders was found dead in a ditch off Highway 7 with grisly injuries on July 4. Glass w… [Read full blog post]

Criminal Trial: Michigan Couple Pleads to Felony Manslaughter Charge After Cane Corsos Brutally Kill Jogger

Couple Sentenced UPDATE 07/14/15: Today a Lapeer County judge sentenced the owners of two cane corsos that mauled a jogger to death last year. Sebastiano Quagliata, 46, and his wife, Valbona Lucaj, 45, were sentenced to 57 months to 15 years in prison, which is just shy of 5-years behind bars. The couple's cane corsos had attacked two victims before fatally attacking Craig Systma, 46, on July 23, 2014 as he jogged down a rural road. The two may face deportation upon release from… [Read full blog post]