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 »
81% of All Dog Bite Fatalities Had Breed Identification Images
Photographs of six fatally attacking dogs in 2019 obtained from multiple sources.
Jump down to view all 2019 breed identification photographs or read our analysis first.
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]
Tracking Results: 2006 to Present Day
Read about cities and counties with successful pit bull laws. Well-written breed-specific legislation save the lives and limbs of children, adults, senior citizens and beloved pets.
Pit Bull Laws Save Lives
DogsBite.org - Cities and counties in at least 14 states report successful results after enacting a breed-specific ordinance. These states include: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Missou… [Read full blog post]