In the 15-year period of 2005 through 2019, canines killed 521 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (346) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
Willie Mundine, a pastor at the Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church, died after a violent dog attack.
Another Victim Emerges
UPDATE 02/03/24: While Indianapolis Animal Care Services continues to search for the second dog involved in the attack that killed Willie Mundine on January 30, a new victim has emerged who was attacked by two dogs "just yards away" from where Mundine was attacked one day earlier and remains hospitalized from his injuries. After seeing the picture of o… [Read full blog post]
Nonprofit Captured 76% of Breed Identification Images in 2023
Photographs of six fatally attacking dogs in 2023 obtained from multiple sources.
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DogsBite.org - In 2013, we began the tradition of publishing breed identification photographs of fatally attacking dogs when available through news reports, animal control agencies, police departments, social media and public informat… [Read full blog post]
Review: Three dog bite fatalities between 2022-2023 unreported by media.
DogsBite.org - We summarize three cases of people killed by dogs between 2022 and 2023, where no media reports or police press releases were published. Our discovery of each death came from a citizen who contacted us. We then submitted FOIA requests to the responding sheriff's offices. Two deaths occurred in Florida; 2 deaths occurred in rural areas (< 5,000 population); 2 deaths involved men 68-… [Read full blog post]
James McCool died after being attacked by a dog pack at Copperhead Road Kennels.
Dog Owner Arrested
Lincoln County, AR - On January 18, a kennel owner in Star City, Arkansas was arrested after authorities said his YouTube channel shows canines he trained to "attack in a pack like manner and have a prey drive at a young age" killed his cousin last year. Scott Alan McCool, 48, was booked into the Lincoln County Detention Center on a manslaughter charge in connection to the October 2… [Read full blog post]