A south Texas no-kill shelter is being accused of "dog laundering" in a civil lawsuit.
The Redacted Complaint
Hidalgo County, TX - In October, a lawsuit was filed in Hidalgo County against the Palm Valley Animal Society (PVAS) located in Edinburg. The lawsuit was filed after a child was bitten in the face by a dog her family had adopted from them eight days earlier. The complaint is unlike any complaint we have read before, given the volume of details and allegations contained w… [Read full blog post]
Police K-9 Attacks also Show Dogs Ignoring "Out" Commands
Richard Bailey Jr. was attacked in the neck by a Lafayette police K-9 on May 9.
Lafayette, IN - In 2014, our nonprofit began collecting police K-9 attacks of innocent bystanders, non-threatening suspects and low-level offenders. We began doing so after reviewing lawsuits filed in the Pacific Northwest and how the "bite and hold" method of training was being tested in the courts. Later that year, Canadian-based Pivo… [Read full blog post]
Video shows the suspect leaving the scene after a vicious "dog attack and dash" in Atlanta.
Police Increase Reward
Atlanta, GA - On April 2, Lane Pilcher and her dog Banjo were walking along a popular trail in Atlanta called the BeltLine when a pit bull "barking very aggressively" broke free from its owner and attacked Pilcher and her dog. "All I had time really to do was grab my dog, pick him up and turn my back toward this dog that was coming at me," Pilcher told CBS 46. She picked up B… [Read full blog post]
Advice About Breeding Your Pit Bull: Stop Breeding Pit Bulls
DogBiteLaw.com - In 2018, dog bite attorney Kenneth Phillips began a Do Not Adopt a Pit Bull campaign with a Super Bowl-themed video. We most recently wrote about this campaign in late March, noting that a Michigan-based rescue was promoting a free roll of "coveted toilet paper" for the adopter of a pit bull-mix named "Tootie" during their "coronavirus sale." We warned then and continue to warn today, do not adopt a p… [Read full blog post]