2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Sleeping Newborn Killed by 'Vicious Canine' Inside Family Home in Hampton, Virginia

A sign outside the home where a sleeping infant was killed by a "vicious canine" in Hampton. GoFundMe Tall Tale UPDATE 10/29/20: A GoFundMe identifies the infant as Michelle Ocean Rae Carr. We must point out two parts of the family's statement. One, "Lane" the family German shepherd was not Michelle's "brother." Nor did this canine love or watch over "her with love." This is the very type of anthropomorphizing that can and does lead to fatal dog maulings of infants each year. No… [Read full blog post]

National Pit Bull Victim Awareness Day 2020 Zoom Conference

Last year, Responsible Citizens for Public Safety (RC4PS) held the first-ever event on National Pit Bull Victim Awareness Day at the Michigan state Capitol building in Lansing. The year's national awareness day is on October 26. Ann Marie Rogers, the founder of RC4PS, interviews Mia Johnson of National Pit Bull Victim Awareness and Colleen Lynn of DogsBite.org followed by a round table discussion in a pre-taped Zoom conference that is about 46 minutes long. Johnson discu… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: 26-Year Old Man Dies After Violent Pit Bull Mauling in West Tulsa

Curtis Wickham, 26-years old, was fatally attacked by three pit bulls in west Tulsa. Suspect in Custody UPDATE 12/03/20: The suspect accused of second-degree murder in connection to the dog mauling death of 26-year old Curtis Wickham is now in custody, Tulsa police say. Benjamin Ryan Spence, who may have gained his tattoos during previous jail stints, was charged with murder and assault with a dangerous weapon after hurling a TV at Wickham's head while he lay dying from inju… [Read full blog post]