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 »
A 66-year old woman was killed by a blue nose pit bull outside of Pitts, Georgia.
Woman Dies of Injuries
Pitts, GA – On Friday, the Wilcox County Sheriff’s Office announced two separate pit bull attacks. Both victims were female, and one attack resulted in death. Doris McBurse, 66-years old, was announced dead at the scene. “The victim and her husband were the owners of the pit bull that had broken free from its chain,” states a release from the sheriff’s office. The attack occur… [Read full blog post]
The "fertile pit bull" bill has been reintroduced in South Carolina with lower fees.
Reducing Pit Bull Births
Columbia, SC - Last week, it was reported that House Bill 4094 was filed by Rep. Chip Huggins. The “fertile pit bull” bill only affects pit bulls that are not spayed or neutered in the state. If an owner chooses to keep an unaltered pit bull, the registration fee is only $25. Similar legislation introduced in 2019 required a $500 fee. The new fee reduces the incentive to st… [Read full blog post]
The top three regulated dog breeds: pit bulls, rottweilers and wolf-dog hybrids.
BSL Estimate 2020-2021
DogsBite.org - Since 2011, we have maintained an estimate of breed-specific laws across the United States, including breed-specific policies governing military housing. A decade ago, all three major military divisions -- U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force -- banned a group of dangerous dog breeds, chiefly pit bulls, rottweilers and wolf-dog hybrids, d… [Read full blog post]
A status update before heading into unknown times -- the election and Covid-19. We anticipate a decrease in dog bite fatality reports during the 2020 winter months compared to previous years.
Updates on pit bull con artists, including Luke Westerman, whose trial is approaching, Steffen Baldwin and a former peddler of police K9 detection pit bulls funded by a flank of the pit bull lobby.
Legislation updates on Denver's November ballot item that repeals the city's pit bull ba… [Read full blog post]