Photographs of the Year: Stadium Employee Refuses 'Emotional Support' Dog at Minor League Baseball Game

Omaha Police Lieutenant Responds to Acute Family Pit Bull Mauling Watch Full Video DogsBite.org - Our first Photo of the Year for 2018 is a Tulsa Drillers employee who enforced the stadium's no pets policy -- service dogs are welcome. The employee questions a woman at the gated entrance, who claims her small dog provides "emotional support" and is therefore a service animal.1 "She's a service animal, I have her card," Natalia Duran says, as she starts filming the man. However… [Read full blog post]

Annual Update: Estimated U.S. Cities, Counties, States and Military Housing with Breed-Specific Laws (2018-2019)

The top three regulated dog breeds: pit bulls, rottweilers and wolf-dog hybrids. BSL Estimate 2018-2019 DogsBite.org - Since 2011, we have maintained an estimate of breed-specific laws across the United States, including breed-specific policies governing military privatized housing. By 2009, all three major military divisions -- U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force -- banned a small group of dangerous dog breeds because they present an "unreasonable risk… [Read full blog post]

Woman in Anza Pit Bull Attack on Life Support; Vicious Attack Occurred Saturday in Riverside County

Family Members in Conflict About How Best to ProceedAngela Johnson was brutally attacked by three pit bulls on December 15 in Anza. Victim on Life Support Anza, CA - A woman is on life support after a vicious attack by three pit bulls. The attack occurred Saturday in Anza, a rural community in Riverside County about 45 miles south of Palm Springs. According to a GoFundMe page created by her son, Tim Platt, Angela (Platt) Johnson remains on life support. "The dogs basically ate my… [Read full blog post]

2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Rottweilers Kill Grandmother, Injure Two Grandchildren, One Critically, in Robeson County

The Pack of Rottweilers Belonged to the Grandmother's BrotherRottweilers kill grandmother and seriously injure two children in Robeson County. Child Suffers Amputation UPDATE 12/18/18: A GoFundMe page created for the Currier family provides updates on the two children who were injured by four rottweilers earlier this month. On December 10, as their grandmother, 73-year-old Esta Currier, escorted the two children home from the bus stop, four rottweilers belonging t… [Read full blog post]

San Francisco Animal Control: Vicious and Dangerous Dogs Unleashed -- Second Installment in Documentary Series

San Francisco, CA - This is the second installment in a series of videos about the Department of Animal Care and Control in San Francisco by Mike Black of Black Summers Productions, LLC. This installment is 44 minutes long and focuses on SFACC’s failure to properly manage the risks posed by vicious and dangerous dogs in the city. It also combines parts of a March presentation by John Denny, a veteran hearing officer for the City's Vicious and Dangerous Dog hearings. The docum… [Read full blog post]

Book Review: 'The Scar Dance' - A Couple's Journey of Rebuilding Their Lives After a Traumatic Dog Attack

The Scar Dance is a novel by William Mansfield about a life-altering dog mauling. The Scar Dance DogsBite.org - The Scar Dance is a first novel by William Mansfield about the aftermath of a vicious dog attack. The victim of the attack is the author's wife. On a summer day in 2013, she had gone next door where two hulking bullmastiffs lived as a favor to their owner, who had asked her to feed the dogs while she was away. The book is a work of fiction, but Mansfield has experienced simila… [Read full blog post]