In the 13-year period of 2005 through 2017, canines killed 433 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (284) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
On Saturday, two dogs attacked and killed their owner in Hamlet, North Carolina.
UPDATE 11/09/17: Hamlet Police have identified the dog mauling victim as David Robert Baber, 65-years old. On November 4, two of Baber's dogs, a male pit bull and mixed-breed dog, brutally attacked him in the backyard of his own home on West Hamlet Avenue. A 9-year old boy tried to stop the attack by throwing bricks at the dogs to no avail. He later told the Richmond County Daily J… [Read full blog post]
The estate of Shirley Wright is suing those believed to be the keepers of the dogs.
Toledo, OH - Last Wednesday, the family of a Toledo woman who died a month after she was badly injured by a dog filed a civil complaint in Lucas County Court of Common Pleas. Rebecca Best, the executrix of the estate of Shirley Wright, alleges in the complaint that Susanne Barwiler is the owner of the home where defendants Anthony Foust and Holly Foust reside, located on Ogden Avenue i… [Read full blog post]
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Fountain, FL - A 76-year old woman is dead after trying to care for a pit bull belonging to family members. A Calhoun County Sheriff's deputy responded to a home on NW Lamont Road after being alerted to a dog attack on Saturday night. Alicia Malagon was found unresponsive on the floor lying in a large pool of blood. Malagon had agreed to watch her daughter and son… [Read full blog post]
On Tuesday, a pack of dogs killed Vinson Tucker, 79, near Whitley City, Kentucky.
Family Owns Pit Bulls
UPDATE 07/12/17: Police have not released the breed of dogs involved in the fatal mauling of Vinson Tucker, 79. On Tuesday, Tucker stopped by Stephens Towing and Wrecker Service. The business owner, Mike Stephens, was not home at the time, according to neighbor Eric Branscum. Stephens apparently told police the dogs were "strays," but Branscum disagrees. "It's hard to sa… [Read full blog post]
Judge Orders Pit Bull Owner to Pay RestitutionMelissa Barnes, 65-years old, died after being attacked by two pit bulls in Bozeman.
Restitution Ordered by Court
UPDATE 09/13/17: A judge ordered a man to pay $15,500 in restitution to a victim's family after his pit bulls fatally mauled his landlord this summer. On June 24, 65-year old Melissa Barnes was attacked by two pit bulls belonging to tenant Wayne Bartlett. She was airlifted to a trauma hospital in Billings and pronounc… [Read full blog post]
'Rehabbed' Pit Bull Attacked Just After Shock Collar RemovedMargaret Colvin died after being brutally attacked by a pit bull adopted hours earlier.
UPDATE 11/17/17: Five months after a woman was brutally killed by a pit bull her daughter had acquired from a rescue group hours earlier that day, authorities filed charges. Jamie Cochran, the 33-year old owner of Forever Home Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, has been charged with 10 misdemeanors for im… [Read full blog post]