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 »
The attacking Dog, a Belgian Malinois, Was a Dual-Certified Police K-9
On December 13, a police-trained K-9 escaped its property and attacked two people killing one.
On July 19, 2017 a judge ruled the criminal case against Alex Geiger can proceed. All future updates will be made to our new post covering the preliminary hearing and criminal trial.
Manslaughter Charge Added
UPDATE 06/12/07: At a court hearing today, prosecutors added a third felony charge against former Gro… [Read full blog post]
Isaiah Jacob Franklin, 6-years old, was killed by a family pit bull in Huntington.
UPDATE 12/06/16: The name of a 6-year old boy killed by a family pit bull was finally released last night. Isaiah Jacob Franklin was brutally attacked by a pit bull Friday evening at his home in the 2600 block of 9th Avenue. He later died of his injuries. The family said the dog attacked without provocation or warning. The boy's aunt, Jenni Messer, spoke to WSAZ news, but only through t… [Read full blog post]
Attacked by Her 'Grandparents' Pit Bull Last Year
Left, the most recent photo of Payton after many surgeries for her injuries.
Visiting Child Attacked archived
Boston, MA - In a stunning victory for medical science, doctors have nearly completely restored a little girl's face after a devastating pit bull attack left her disfigured. Just after Thanksgiving last year, Payton Bronish, then 2-years old, and her family were visiting her grandparents home near Mexico, Maine w… [Read full blog post]
The Montreal Pit Bull Ban is Now in Effect
Édifice Ernest Cormier, Quebec Court of Appeal building. Photo by Mickael Pollard.1
Ban Now in Effect
UPDATE 12/01/16: On Thursday, the Quebec Court of Appeal overturned a lower court judge's ruling suspending provisions of Montreal's dangerous dog bylaw pertaining to pit bulls. The lower court judge erred in his ruling. The Montreal pit bull ban will be in effect until the court resolves the ongoing lawsuit brought by the Montrea… [Read full blog post]
Newly acquired dog kills Kiyana McNeal, 4, injures mother in southwestern Michigan.
No Criminal Charges
UPDATE 11/02/16: On October 23, 4-year old Kiyana McNeal was fatally attacked in the neck by a doberman-type dog either purchased or adopted by her mother just 45 minutes earlier from an Illinois man. He drove the dog to their home off West Fish Lake Road in Sherman Township then left under an hour later. Very few other details have been released. Today, the St. Joseph Count… [Read full blog post]
5-Part La Presse Investigation Translated to English
The Association of Veterinary Doctors of Quebec (OMVQ) omitted key parts of medical studies in their report to the ministerial committee. The omissions left some of the studies “unrecognizable.”
The OMVQ report also cited several studies, which they deemed to be “scientific,” but were funded by the heavily financed pro-pit bull lobby. The OMVQ failed to note this conflict of interest.
The 5-part La Presse in… [Read full blog post]
Summary of Key Peer-Reviewed Medical Studies (2009-2016)
When all major U.S. geographical regions are reporting similar findings, as they are now, this sends a much stronger message to public health officials and legislators.
Level 1 Trauma Studies Table
There are at least 10 peer-reviewed dog bite studies published in medical science journals since 2009 that show a higher frequency of pit bull injuries than all other breeds of dogs in retrospective reviews of level I tr… [Read full blog post]
All Geographical Regions Report Pit Bulls Highest Prevalence
Retrospective studies from level 1 trauma centers from all major geographical regions in the U.S. are reporting a higher frequency of pit bull injuries than all other breeds of dogs. In many cases, the studies also report that pit bull injuries have a higher severity of injury and require a greater number of operative interventions. Only one study in 11 reported different results, a level 1 pediatri… [Read full blog post]