81% of All Dog Bite Fatalities Had Breed Identification Images
Photographs of six fatally attacking dogs in 2019 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 and social media websites. Of the 4… [Read full blog post]
Responsible Citizens for Public Safety is Holding This First-Ever Event
National Pit Bull Victim Awareness Day Event, October 24, 2019 at the Michigan State Capitol.
Lansing, Michigan - On October 24, in recognition of National Pit Bull Victim Awareness Day (October 26), members of the Responsible Citizens for Public Safety (RC4PS.org) will congregate on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol building in Lansing to hold a special tribute to the victims wh… [Read full blog post]
Study: Injury Prevention Requires "Vigilant Adult Supervision"
A summary of a recent Central Texas pediatric study about dog bite injuries.
Temple, TX - Last fall, the Journal of Pediatric Surgery accepted a study from researchers at Texas A&M University Health Science Center in Temple, Texas. The study was recently assigned to the journal's July 2019 volume. We summarize this powerful study in advance, as critical elements stand out: the number of ca… [Read full blog post]
Fatal Dog Attack Statistics
DogsBite.org recorded 36 fatal dog attacks in 2018. Pit bulls contributed to 72% (26) of these deaths -- over 8 times more than the next closest breed, "mixed-breed," with 3 deaths. Nine different dog breeds contributed to lethal attacks in 2018. Two deaths were unreported, but were captured through our records requests. The last time the CDC collected "breed" data about dogs involved in fatal human attacks was 1998. Pit bulls have killed over 37… [Read full blog post]