2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Dies After Vicious Dog Attack in Dacula, Georgia that Occurred in September

Lorena Cordova, 47, died after a vicious dog attack in Dacula that occurred in September. Asking for Felony Charges UPDATE 12/27/19: Prosecutors are now seeking felony charges after three pit bulls viciously attacked 47-year old Lorena Cordova on September 16 in Dacula, Georgia. Cordova suffered life-threatening injuries in the attack, including "considerable muscle and nerve damage in all of her limbs," organ damage and bacterial and fungal infections. By November… [Read full blog post]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Mauled to Death by One or More Vicious Pit Bulls in Madera, California

Police seek pit bull owner Heather Anglin after her dogs killed a man in Madera.  Manslaughter Charges UPDATE 12/30/19: In a startling development, Heather Anglin and Aaron Daniels were arrested in connection to the pit bull mauling death of a homeless man last month. On November 11, Lasaro Macedo, 38, was discovered dead in a dry riverbed with multiple dog bite injuries. Police shot and killed an aggressive white male pit bull with blood on its snout at the scene. Both Anglin… [Read full blog post]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Elderly Woman Dies After Dog Attack in Suffield; Attack Occurred at Home of Animal Activist

Pit Bull Belongs to HSUS Senior State Director Annie Hornish Janet D'Aleo, 95-years old, died November 6 after a severe dog attack in Suffield. Civil Lawsuit Filed UPDATE 12/12/19: On Thursday, the family of a 95-year old woman who died after suffering "massive injuries including flesh, muscle and tendon loss to the lower extremities" after being mauled by a dog, filed a lawsuit against the owners of the dog, which includes former state representative Annie Hornish, who is… [Read full blog post]

Pit Bull Attacks Rise in Pawtucket After State Preemption Law Muted City's Successful Pit Bull Ban

Veteran animal control officer John Holmes, a key proponent of the ban, retired in 2015. Pit Bull Attacks Rise Pawtucket, RI - Five years after Pawtucket was forced to lift its successful pit bull ban, attacks by pit bulls have risen sharply. Today, there are over 10 times more pit bull attacks per year in Pawtucket than there were during the ban years. The city was forced to lift its ban due to the state legislature, which passed a state preemption law in 2013 barring local govern… [Read full blog post]