2022 Dog Bite Fatality: Person Killed by Pack of Dogs on the Hopi Reservation in the Village of Hotevilla, Arizona

In mid-June, a person was killed by a pack of dogs on the Hopi Reservation. Media Release Village of Hotevilla, AZ - Another person has been killed by a pack of dogs on a U.S. Indian reservation. The fatal dog mauling occurred last weekend on the Hopi Reservation, which constitutes a land area of 2.5 thousand square miles and is surrounded entirely by the Navajo Nation. This death occurred less than two weeks after we published about this issue: Escalating Fatal Dog Maulings on T… [Read full blog post]

Escalating Fatal Dog Maulings on Tribal Lands - Suspected Fatal Dog Attack on the Wind River Reservation

Have Covid-19 Conditions Been a Contributing Factor? Dubois, WY - By BLM Wyoming/Bob Wick, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Death by Dogs Confirmed UPDATE 07/22/22: In mid-July, the Fremont County Coroner’s office released the cause of death of Shawna Jo Bell, a Northern Arapaho tribal member. Bell was found dead on April 10. The County Coroner’s Office had responded to an "animal bites" call that same night. Bell's cause of death was not made public originally. The offi… [Read full blog post]

2022 Dog Bite Fatality: 6-Year Old Boy Killed by Dog on Spirit Lake Reservation in North Dakota

Francis Cavanaugh, 6-years old, was mauled to death by a dog on the Spirit Lake Reservation. Boy Killed by Dog Fort Totten, ND - A 6-year old boy is dead after being attacked by at least one dog on the Spirit Lake Reservation, according to investigators. The attack occurred on Sunday, March 27, at a housing development off of Highway 57 in Fort Totten, reports InForum. The FBI is investigating, but declined to release any details. It's unclear if the owner of the dog has been ident… [Read full blog post]

2022 Dog Bite Fatality: Young Adult Female Killed by Pack of Dogs on the Meskwaki Settlement in Tama County, Iowa

Chaille Morgan, 27-years old, was killed by a pack of dogs on the Meskwaki Settlement. Woman Killed by Dogs Tama County, IA - On Monday, the Meskwaki Nation Police Department published a post on Facebook alerting citizens to a fatal dog attack. In "all kaps," the notice states, "There was a vicious dog attack this afternoon by a large pack of dogs that resulted in the death of a young adult female community member. The attack took place in the area of Springs Road. Due to the sensit… [Read full blog post]