Aurora Voters Favor Keeping Pit Bull Ban by Wide Margin in First General Election Vote

64% Voted in Favor of Keeping the City's Pit Bull BanUPDATE: November 24, Final Election Results Final election results have been posted for all three counties. The final results for Proposition 2D in Adams County shows a 60% to 40% margin in favor of keeping the pit bull ban (total votes 6,744). Arapahoe County, which contains the bulk of the Aurora voters, shows a 65% to 35% margin in favor of keeping the pit bull ban (total votes 92,747). Douglas County, with only a small numbe… [Read full blog post]

2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Pack of Dogs Kills 8-Year Old Girl on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Mother Pleads for Enforcement UPDATE 11/22/14: After the tragic mauling death of 8-year old Jayla Rodriguez, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation residents are reeling in grief. Jayla had been sledding near the Crazy Horse housing complex when she was attacked by the dogs. Law enforcement officials still have not located the attacking dogs and continue to investigate the circumstances around the girl's death. One mother, however, is calling on Oglala Sioux Tribe officials to… [Read full blog post]

2014 Dog Bite Fatality: 91-Year Old Woman Dies After Vicious Attack by Own Dog

Victim Seldom Seen UPDATE 11/19/14: According to the most recent CTPost.com news report, neighbors rarely saw Stella Antanaitis or her dog outside of her home. "I've been here 27 years, and I never saw her walk that dog," said Olga Figel, who lives two houses away. "I never saw anybody walk that dog," she said. Also, notably, "reports in the Stratford Star that the woman tried to intervene during a fight between her dog and her cat could not be confirmed by police Tuesday," state… [Read full blog post]

2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Killed by Pack of Dogs on Wind River Indian Reservation

Coroner Confirms Death Riverton, WY - Fremont County Chief Deputy Coroner, Mark Stratmoen confirmed in a statement Monday that a 40-year-old woman was killed by a pack of dogs last week. Preliminary autopsy results show that Deanne Lynn Coando died of hypothermia and loss of blood from serious injuries she suffered last Wednesday when multiple dogs attacked her on the Wind River Indian Reservation, according to Stratmoen. Coando was a member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe… [Read full blog post]

Texas Woman and Her Rescuer Describe Savage Pit Bull Attack on The Doctors TV Show

A Powerful Story of Humanity and SurvivalMonica Garza recounts the violent pit bull attack along with her rescuer on The Doctors. Houston, TX - On the last day of Canine Victims Awareness Week 2014, we share the story of a mother of two children who was brutally attacked by two pit bulls while jogging and rescued by a 63-year old man she did not know. Earlier this year, the two appeared on The Doctors TV show and shared their stories of survival and the magic and boldness of human tri… [Read full blog post]

Canine Attack Victims' Group Releases Open Letter to Arianna Huffington

Letter Released During Canine Victims Awareness WeekOpen Letter to HuffPost East Troy, WI - Today a national ad hoc coalition, Awareness for Victims of Canine Attack (AVOCA), releases an open letter to Arianna Huffington, the chair, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, which includes The Huffington Post. The letter urges Ms. Huffington to reconsider her publication's stance on the promotion of pit bulls as family pets and comes in response… [Read full blog post]