2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Pair of Adopted Male Pit Bulls Mauled to Death a 62-Year Old Man in Henderson, Nevada Last Year

Pair of male pit bulls believed to be Spike and Zeus three months before killing a man.DogsBite.org - During 2018, we sent out 10 public information requests to uncover unreported dog bite fatalities, as well as to gain more information on cases that did receive media coverage. There were a total of 36 deaths in 2018. Our requests uncovered two of these 36 deaths that otherwise were unreported, or in the case of a devastating family pit bull mauling in Henderson in May, was only r… [Read full blog post]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bulls Attack, Kill Owner While She Visited Her Dogs in Bite Quarantine Facility

Johana Villafane, 33, died after her own pit bulls attacked her in Irving, Texas. Vet Issues Statement UPDATE 03/27/19: The veterinarian at O'Connor Animal Hospital, where Johana Villafane was brutally killed by her two pit bulls on March 23, and where the dogs had been staying in quarantine after a March 15 bite, has a released a statement. Dr. James Kang, DVM, stated Villafane's dogs were so aggressive his staff could not walk them and told Villafane the clinic could not kee… [Read full blog post]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Two-Year Old Boy Mauled to Death by Two Roaming Rottweilers in Fresno, California

Jaysiah Chavez, 2-years old, was killed by two roaming rottweilers in Fresno. Child Identified UPDATE 03/25/19: A young boy killed by two roaming rottweilers in Fresno on Friday has been identified. Jaysiah Chavez, 2-years old, was attacked by the dogs while alone in front of his home about 11:00 am. His grandmother rushed outside to save him and was also bitten. The boy's grandfather was able to stop the attack by hitting the dogs with a pipe hose. The dogs were located a few bl… [Read full blog post]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Man, 53-Years Old, Mauled to Death by Three Dogs in Galveston County, Texas

Jimmy Lee Grigg, 53, died after being attacked by three dogs near Santa Fe, Texas.Cause of Death UPDATE 03/20/19: Jimmy Grigg died of blood loss from the dog attack, confirmed Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochessett to the Alvin Sun Wednesday. Trochessett received confirmation last Friday about the cause of death. Jimmy lived on the same property in the 5600 block of Highland Road with several other family members. The Griggs have owned the property for decades, report… [Read full blog post]

Criminal Trial Ends for Former Officer Whose 'Retired' Dual-Certified Police K-9 Killed a Man and Injured a Woman

Alex Geiger, 27, Faced Three Felony Counts After Vicious AttacksFrom left, David Fear, Betty Long, Alex Geiger and Sgt. Juan Leon holding up a photo of Neo.The criminal trial has ended for former police officer Alex Geiger. In 2016, his "retired" attack-trained k-9 killed a man and injured a woman. Please see the complete timeline of events.Acquitted on All Charges On Friday, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty on all three counts after a former officer's "retired" att… [Read full blog post]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Rescue Dogs Kill Toddler, Leave Grandmother with Traumatic Injuries in Alachua County

Tanner Kinnamon, 2-years old, was killed by his aunt's rescue dogs in Alachua County. Suspected Dogs UPDATE 03/13/19: Media reports have not named the child, the babysitter or the owner of the six pit bull-type rescue dogs. On Tuesday, the dog owner's husband deactivated his Facebook page -- a primary source for the images of the dogs.1 Due to this and other removals, we are now providing screenshots of their public Facebook pages showing their full names. Also, we believe we… [Read full blog post]