2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Dies After Being Mauled by Family Pit Bull in Southeast D.C.

Angela Smith, 55-years old, was killed by her family pit bull in Southeast D.C. Longtime Family Pet UPDATE 10/15/18: On Monday, the victim's husband spoke to the media outside of his home. Last night, the couple's pit bull of eight years fatally attacked Angela Smith. "I left the house," Rob Frazier said, holding back tears. "It was 15 minutes and I came back," he paused. "She was dead. That's all I know." The couple had been together for two decades, but only married two years ag… [Read full blog post]

2018 Dog Bite Fatality: 2-Year Old Girl Mauled to Death by Family Dog in Alvin, Texas

Denali Gonzalez, 2-years old, was killed by her family's new dog in Alvin, Texas. Child Identified UPDATE 10/16/18: A 2-year old girl fatally mauled by a family dog Friday has been identified. Denali Gonzalez died of her injuries at the scene. Her mother and children were returning home from a shopping trip and carrying in bags when the dog suddenly attacked the girl in the yard, Lt. Varon Snelgrove said Saturday. The dog's jaw locked in around her upper torso and throat and it a… [Read full blog post]

2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull-Mix Attacks Two Family Members, Killing One Near Mount Shasta; No Media Reports

Teena Mawhorter, 74, died after being attacked by a family pit bull-mix in September. Mount Shasta, CA - In mid September, we received a tip that a woman died after being attacked by a pit bull in the Mount Shasta area. By searching through dispatch logs on Webcastify, we obtained a September 6 recording of a 74-year old female "bitten by a dog in the head" in the 5000 block of Serrano Drive. We then learned that a resident of this home had died on September 6. We sent a public informat… [Read full blog post]

2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Adopted Dog Kills Baby Girl While in Foster Care in Clearwater, Florida

Foster Parent is Police Officer; Dog Adopted Out by CountyKhloe Ann Williams, 7-months old, was killed by a family dog while in foster care. Delayed 911 Call UPDATE 11/15/18: Another bombshell that was foreshadowed during a press conference last month was dropped Wednesday. After the dog severely attacked infant Khloe on October 5, Pamela Maser, the babysitter, delayed the 911 call. Pamela first called her son, Clearwater Police Detective Jonathan Maser, who is the fost… [Read full blog post]

2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Recently Adopted Mastiff Kills Owner in Las Vegas, Nevada

The Animal Foundation "Vetted" and Adopted Out the DogSusan Sweeney, 58, was killed by a mastiff-mix she adopted three days earlier. Shelter Dog Kills Adopter UPDATE 10/09/18: On October 1, around 11:40 pm, a Las Vegas man came home from work and discovered his wife of 26 years dead, mauled to death by the family's recently adopted dog. Susan Sweeney, 58, was alone with the mastiff-mix at her home in the 5000 block of River Splash Avenue when the animal fatally attacked her. Swe… [Read full blog post]

2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Kills Owner in Baker City Who Tried to Stop a Dog Fight Inside His Home

Mitchelle Dean Segerdahl, 53, died after one of his six pit bulls clamped onto his neck. Letter to the Editor UPDATE 09/20/18: On Wednesday, the Baker City Herald published a follow up article in their print version. We were able to gain a copy. Baker City Police did receive a complaint about one of Mitchelle Segerdahl's pit bulls on July 26. One of his dogs had reportedly nipped at someone's ankle and was growling and acting aggressively, Police Chief Dustin Newman told the Her… [Read full blog post]