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 »
One of two consecutive posts published on the mother's Timeline in January 2015.
Images of the Dog
UPDATE 04/29/15: On the day this fatal pit bull attack was reported, we located the mother's Facebook page in Google Cache. At least temporarily after the baby's horrific death, it had been deactivated from Facebook. Upon checking again last night, the page had been reactivated. As recently as January 11, 2015, the mother posted two consecutive photographs to her Timeline of a… [Read full blog post]
A Primer on State Preemption Laws and Charts for AdvocatesChart illustrates 35-years of U.S. fatal pit bull attacks in 5-year periods. We added short teal vertical bars to indicate when each state passed a preemption law barring municipalities from enacting pit bull ordinances. We also marked the end of the CDC's 20-year study period, 1998, showing the dramatic rise in fatalities since.DogsBite.org - During the first quarter of the 2015 legislative season, state preemp… [Read full blog post]
Successes, Lockouts and a Doubleheader in GeorgiaDogsBite.org - Municipal associations and grassroots advocates are dominating so far in 2015. During the first quarter, all five state preemption bills prohibiting local governments from enacting breed-specific laws were rejected. This is a 100% success rate for cities and counties retaining local control. Grassroots advocates helped make this victory possible -- we salute you! This post is dedicated to each of you a… [Read full blog post]
Little New Information
UPDATE 04/16/15: There is little new information about the dog mauling death of Neta Lee Adams. Wilkes County Sheriff's Office continues to answer all calls about loose dogs, but none so far are suspected to be involved in her death. There are no known witnesses of the attack either, which left evidence of a disturbing struggle. "There was evidence of a struggle on the ground, with broken yard furniture and scratches, blood, and clothing on the ground,… [Read full blog post]
One of several pit bulls involved in the fatal attack of Kenneth Lawrence Ford, 79.
UPDATE 07/08/15: In a truly regrettable and inadequate plea agreement, Ricky Davidson, 40, pleaded guilty to one count of reckless endangerment, a gross misdemeanor, after his three pit bulls horrifically attacked a man who later died while hospitalized. Davidson was sentenced to 364 days in jail in connection to the death of Kenneth Ford. The sentence also includes t… [Read full blog post]
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DogsBite.org - This short, easy to read version of the pit bull problem today and the history of the pit bull breed is a must for supporters. At the cost of only $6.99, we recommend buying several copies, ready to give to friends and colleagues. In a free-flowing writing style, J. Thomas Beasley dives into the sobering pit bull mauling epidemic in our country, the primary false myths trumpeted by the pit bull lobby and pulls in pop culture fi… [Read full blog post]