2022 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Mauled to Death by Pack of Pit Bull-Mixes in Fresno Area of Fort Bend County, Texas

Dog Owner Arrested and Charged with Second-Degree Felony Freddy Garcia, 71-years old, was killed by a pack of pit bull-mixes in Fort Bend County. Dog Owner Arrested UPDATE 07/22/22: On Friday, the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office arrested and charged Samuel Joseph Cartwright, 47, in connection to the death of Freddy Garcia, 71. On July 18, Garcia was walking along Mark Terrace Lane when seven pit bull-mix dogs belonging to Cartwright fatally attacked him. Authorities ca… [Read full blog post]

2022 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Dies After Amputations Due to Violent Dog Attack in Unincorporated Harris County

Nicolas Vasquez died after suffering multiple amputations due to a severe dog attack. Owner Charged UPDATE 06/28/22: The owner of three dogs involved in a brutal attack that killed a man has been charged under the Texas felony dog attack statute. Matthew Leroy Satchell, 32, has been charged with felony dog attack after his three loose dogs, all pit bull-mixes, attacked 51-year old Nicolas Vasquez. A neighbor found Vasquez in a ditch on June 9, severely injured and moaning af… [Read full blog post]

2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Owner Charged with Manslaughter After Multiple Attacks in Oklahoma

State of Oklahoma v. Morrow, Rise Jo (CF-2022-131) Rise Morrow is charged with manslaughter in the 2nd degree, "Owner of a Dog that Kills." Man Died After Bite Injuries Claremore, OK - On May 9, reporter Lori Fullbright of Tulsa-based KOTV, published part of a charging document on her Facebook page. Otherwise, we have seen no other news reports about these charges or the multiple victims involved. Rise Jo Morrow (also known as Risa), who is in her 60s, was charged with second-d… [Read full blog post]

2022 Dog Bite Fatality: Public Health Employee Killed by Pack of Dogs in Alabama; Second Attack by Same Dog Pack

First Victim Dies of Complications from Dog Attack Injuries Summer Beard and Michele Sheeks died after being attacked by the same pack of dogs. First Victim Dies UPDATE 07/13/22: On April 28, Michele Sheeks was walking down County Highway 11 south of Red Bay. When she got near Crumpton Road, a pack of dogs viciously attacked her. "They took her down and basically drug her probably about ten yards off the road, through a fire patch and barbed wire fence down in the edge of the pastu… [Read full blog post]