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13 thoughts on “Review: Three Dog Bite Fatalities Between 2022-2023 in the United States Unreported by Media

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  1. I’m glad you were able to get additional information but sad other people were killed.

    Times have changed. Back in 1988, we were not hearing about dogs killing people or pets. In 1988, my family’s pet dog, Digger, was killed by a relatively small male pitbull belonging to the neighbor. This attack was covered by
    the local news media with an article on the front page of the County newspaper. I find it sad when people being killed by dogs are no longer newsworthy.

    Today we know human fatalities are increasing. I believe dogs may consider infants to be real live squeaky toys. Look at all the squeaky toys sold.
    In the case of elderly people being killed by family dogs, were the victims trying to split dog fights? Did they get caught in the middle of dog fights? Keeping more than two dogs together encourages pack behavior.

    • It was mentioned in one case that they didn’t publicize for the sake of the local Humane Society, because they thought the news would negatively impact their sales.

      • It’s not “sales” they’re worried about.

        It would do damage to their *donations*–that’s where the real money lies. Billions of dollars yearly for sob stories spewed all over the internet.

        BTW just try buying one of their sick/neurotic dogs that they use on the front page to suck money out of the public.

        Unless you can do them some good with publicity–they’ll turn you down flat–even if you have the means/qualifications to fix that dog.

        But they will use the opportunity to shovel an insane pitbull on you because they’re less cute and there’s millions of them.


  2. I live in Lake Placid Florida. This is the second death by pit bull in our small community. The first happened a few years ago on July 4th and was barely mentioned. Highlands County is small and use to be rural with some retirees. I am sure there were dogs loose but 30 years ago most would of been hound mixes. They barked and might run at you but then stopped. Now like everywhere we have the drugs and the pit lovers and sadly the retirees have children with pit bulls or just such dog lovers they believe every bit of bull they put out about being nanny dogs or how you raise them. Then our shelter is full of them and most lost and loose pets are pit bulls. Without them they would need a lot less employees and budget. Oh, and I got my little doxie/jack mix from the shelter the pit came from and hate that I supported it in any way, but small dogs have become so hard to find without a waiting list and huge prices. I just had a friend in Ohio look at her shelter after telling her this latest pit atrocity. Out of about 175 dogs, about 20 were not pit bulls and not one of those was a small dog. Yet they are pushing those of us who want a small companion dog to adopt a pit bull.

    • I experienced the same thing when I thought my children were ready for a dog. I needed a small calm dog who would not be a danger to my children, one has autism and the other ADHD with an extra helping of the hyper! The local rescue tried to push a pit bull on to me and eventually I left because they didn’t have anything else! I bought them a nice little cocker spaniel puppy and I was glad I did. I have not and will not be “adopting” actually buying a dog from a rescue again! I wanted a different dog after the last one died from cancer at 14. I looked at the rescues that wanted $500 for an adult dog they “rescued” from a local shelter and put up for sale at ex’s what they wanted from the shelter! I wasn’t going to pay that much money for a dog that had problems from being locked up in the back yard and not socialized! They wanted me to have a big yard for the dog despite the fact that the big yard caused the problem!! Socializing him properly during the pandemic was difficult! Thankfully he was just such an easy going dog and he had a good blood line. His parents won AKC awards for good behavior competitions! He was the easiest dog to train! I will not adopt a dog again and if I want a cat no one takes them in anymore so they are just running around looking for a home! Since they leave the tame cats to die n the streets! I have saved around 2 dozen cats that were dumped at my house and they refused to accept at the shelter! Over the years I have kept 6 of them myself so getting a kitten is always free! Back when they had too many dogs that were not pit bulls I took out the cocker spaniels that they were going to kill, trained them and then gave them to good homes. So between the cats and cocker spaniels I think I have earned enough good to go buy any dogs I want now! I’m certainly getting better quality dogs and they are not much more than the dogs being sold by the “rescues” and then you factor in that they are buying them from puppy mills from foreign countries that are bringing in sick dogs that have gotten people very sick & spread new disease! It’s just too much for me to try to get a decent dog from them anymore!

  3. I suspect there are even more deaths by dog that never get covered.

    Currently there hasn’t been an attack in 2024 and it has been over a month since the last attack.

    30 days without an attack would be great.
    It also would be rare.

    • Many have probably occurred since Jan 1 that we know nothing about. CDC released early numbers for 2022 that we have not reported on yet (coming soon). 96 deaths in 2022 and we only recorded 55 (several being deaths we uncovered ourselves). Talk about a disparity. But US media continues to downsize at a fast rate. Deaths have tripled since 2018, but there’s no way for us to capture them all if only a partial number of them are being reported by media or police.

    • I’m with you on that Dr. Duke.

      Odd how I see pitbulls in this neighbourhood, illegally shoveled out by the rescues (we have BSL) and some overwhelmed owner trying frantically to walk the deranged beast then after a few months–POOF! I never see them, again.

      There’s no way those dogs aren’t being dumped or euthanized for eating the house, murdering the cat/smaller dogs and being a danger to people.

      When Colleen goes more than a week without a news story I don’t think to myself, “Well that was a good week”. After all this time I think, “How many of these are being covered up or ignored, this week?”

    • That never happens and IF there were no response to request for information to confirm…well that would just be celebrating the news media and law enforcements success in hiding the truth

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