Vicious and Dangerous Dog Hearing After Alleged 'Service' Pit Bull Attacks Security Officer in San Francisco Public Library

Findings: 'Disproportionate' Response; Dog Ordered Euthanized Dangerous dog hearing of the San Francisco public library attack by an alleged "service" pit bull. San Francisco, CA - On January 16, 2022, Fidel Joshua, a Buildings and Ground Patrol Officer at the San Francisco Public Library was viciously attacked by an alleged “service” pit bull while attempting to check on the welfare of the dog's owner, who was unresponsive and slumped over a desk. During the attack, a co… [Read full blog post]

Texas College Student, 22-Years Old, Suffers 'Catastrophic and Permanent Injuries' Due to Violent Dog Attack at Coppell Home

Victim Reveals Facial Injuries; Amended Petition Filed Jacqueline Durand, 22-years old, suffered catastrophic injuries in a violent dog attack. Victim Gives Interview UPDATE 03/20/22: On March 16, 2022, one day after the Amended Petition was filed, CBS Mornings aired a segment featuring Jacqueline Durand, a 22-year old college student, who was nearly killed by two dogs she had agreed to pet sit. The vicious attack occurred on December 23. The dogs inflicted over 800 bit… [Read full blog post]

2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Boy Killed by Dogs Being Fostered at Grandfather's Home in Doña Ana County, New Mexico

Avery Jackson-Dunphy, 6, was mauled to death by dogs being fostered by his grandparents. Municipal Shelter Dogs UPDATE 12/31/21: Weeks after the mauling death of 6-year old Avery Jackson-Dunphy it was revealed that three of the six dogs that were quickly euthanized after his death were foster dogs from the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley (ASCMV), just as we initially suspected. ASCMV operates through a joint powers agreement between the governing bodies of t… [Read full blog post]

Model Letter: Advocate Writes to Candidates for Virginia Governor Outlining Poor Civil and Criminal Dog Bite Laws

Photo: Virginia State Capitol by Jim Bowen, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Richmond, VA - Back in late September, dog bite victims' advocate Bonny Lee sent a compelling letter to the candidates running for Virginia Governor, Glenn Youngkin and Terry McAuliffe. Lee is part of a loose coalition of Virginia citizens (the dog safety committee) who have been attacked by loose dogs or have had their own domestic pets or livestock killed by dogs. Lee has been active in legislat… [Read full blog post]