2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Boy, 7, Killed by Dogs in Marion County, South Carolina

Shamar Jackson, 7-years old, was killed by a pack of loose dogs in Marion County. Dogs Kill Boy Marion County, SC - A 7-year old boy is dead after being attacked by dogs. The attack occurred at the intersection of Wilbur and Cleo Roads just after 10:00 pm Sunday. The child's father, Carnell Jackson, had prayed that his son Shamar Jackson would live. “I was just like, 'Lord just let him live, breathe into his lungs, but he had lost a lot of blood," Carnell said. Shamar and his brother h… [Read full blog post]

2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Child Dies After Falling from Window, Mauled by Dogs, in Elizabeth, New Jersey

A 3-year old boy is dead after falling from a window and being mauled by pit bulls. Joint News Release Elizabeth, NJ - On June 10, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo, Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca and Police Director Earl Graves issued a joint announcement about the death of a young child. Authorities are investigating the circumstances behind an incident where a 3-year old child fell from a rear window on the second story of a home and was subsequently atta… [Read full blog post]

2020 U.S. Dog Bite Fatality Statistics - DogsBite.org

Fatal Dog Attack Statistics DogsBite.org recorded 46 fatal dog attacks in 2020. Pit bulls contributed to 72% (33) of these deaths, over 16 times higher than any other dog breed. During this pandemic year, media reports of fatal dog maulings fell by 45%. In response, our nonprofit sent out 30 FOIAs to various offices and uncovered 6 unreported deaths in 2020. The last time the CDC collected breed data about dogs involved in fatal human attacks was 1998. Pit bulls have killed ove… [Read full blog post]

2021 Dog Bite Fatality: New Mexico Dog Owner Charged with Tampering with Evidence After His Dogs Killed a Man

Dominic Ribera was charged with tampering with evidence after his dogs killed a man. New Details Released UPDATE 06/03/21: Additional details have been released about the May 24 mauling death of a man in Veguita. Dominic Ribera was arrested and charged with multiple felonies after the vicious attack. El Defensor Chieftain reports that four adult dogs were involved in the attack, including one shot by deputies when they arrived at the scene. Six puppies were also seized fro… [Read full blog post]