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 »
Jimmy Lee Grigg, 53, died after being attacked by three dogs near Santa Fe, Texas.Relative's Dogs Kill Man
Santa Fe, TX - A man died Wednesday after being attacked by three dogs belonging to a relative. The attack occurred in the 5600 block of Highland Road in the unincorporated area of Santa Fe in western Galveston County. Police responded to the home after a 911 call by the victim's brother at 3:50 pm, saying his brother had been attacked by the dogs and could be dead. Galveston C… [Read full blog post]
Alex Geiger, 27, Faces Three Felony Counts After Vicious AttacksFrom left, David Fear, Betty Long, Alex Geiger and Sgt. Juan Leon holding up a photo of Neo.The criminal trial is underway for former police officer Alex Geiger. In 2016, his "retired" attack-trained k-9 killed a man and injured a woman. Please see the complete timeline of events.Opening Arguments
Drama unleashed in opening statements Tuesday, including the defense attorney brandishing a BB gun in front of t… [Read full blog post]
Two rescue dogs killed a child and attacked his grandmother in Alachua County.
UPDATE 03/13/19: Media reports have not named the child, the babysitter or the owner of the six pit bull-type rescue dogs. On Tuesday, the dog owner's husband deactivated his Facebook page -- a primary source for the images of the dogs.1 Due to this and other removals, we are now providing screenshots of their public Facebook pages showing their full names. Also, we believe we pinpoi… [Read full blog post]
Jacari Long, 6-months old, was mauled to death by his babysitter's pit bull-boxer mix.
UPDATE 03/06/19: Multiple news stations captured footage of the pit bull-boxer mix that killed baby Jacari while under the care of his babysitter on Tuesday. The dog is currently being held by Rowan County Animal Control. Shelter officials confirmed the dog has shown aggression toward people while being at the facility. The male dog is 4-years old, police said. Polic… [Read full blog post]
Facial injuries inflicted on Gabriella Gonzalez by an emotional support pit bull.
Million Dollar Lawsuit
Portland, OR - A civil lawsuit seeking $1.1 million in damages was filed last week by the mother of a 5-year old child who was mauled in the face by an unconfined emotional support pit bull at the Portland International Airport in 2017. The lawsuit was filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court and names multiple defendants, including the dog's owner, Michelle Brannan, who… [Read full blog post]
Johnnie Mae Garner, 88, died after she was attacked by a pack of dogs in Lubbock.
Charged with Felony
UPDATE 03/09/19: On Friday, police arrested Courtney White, 47, the owner of six pit bull-mixes that fatally attacked an elderly woman last month, in connection to her mauling death. White is charged with a second-degree felony count of "attack by dog." On February 27, Johnnie Garner, 88, was brutally attacked by White's loose dogs at her northeast Lubbock home in the 1800 blo… [Read full blog post]