Dramatic Attack Footage Shown in Vicious and Dangerous Dog Hearing; Two Pit Bulls Attack a Man and His Dog in Chinatown

Video captured two pit bulls attacking a man and his small dog in San Francisco's Chinatown. San Francisco, CA - In November, Black Summers Productions (BSP) published the Vicious and Dangerous Dog hearing involving the pit bulls "Cochise" and "Lakota." Dramatic footage of the violent attack is included, which begins at 2:49 minutes into the hour-long hearing. The attack occurred in San Francisco's Chinatown along a sidewalk and street. In September, we released a colle… [Read full blog post]

Pit Bull Attacks Rise in Pawtucket After State Preemption Law Muted City's Successful Pit Bull Ban

Veteran animal control officer John Holmes, a key proponent of the ban, retired in 2015. Pit Bull Attacks Rise Pawtucket, RI - Five years after Pawtucket was forced to lift its successful pit bull ban, attacks by pit bulls have risen sharply. Today, there are over 10 times more pit bull attacks per year in Pawtucket than there were during the ban years. The city was forced to lift its ban due to the state legislature, which passed a state preemption law in 2013 barring local govern… [Read full blog post]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Killed by Family Pit Bulls in Bay City, Michigan

Brandy Boschen-O'Dell, 41, was killed by one or more pit bulls in Bay City, Michigan. Boyfriend's Dogs UPDATE 11/12/19: On November 1, the Bay City Department of Public Safety reported they were dispatched to a residence in the 3200 block of Westshore Drive. On their arrival, they found a 41-year old woman deceased. An autopsy determined her death was caused "from several bites made by one or more dogs that were pets." Two pit bull-type dogs were removed from the home. One medi… [Read full blog post]

A Pit Bull Adoption Disaster: Animal Aggression, Anti-Anxiety Medication, Ceasing to Document Behavior and More

Results: Two Dead Cats, One Returned Pit Bull and Deep Regret This account of a pit bull adoption disaster shows why the public is losing confidence in shelters. The adopter wrote to DogsBite.org on the day of the disaster. The dog had not been returned yet. In addition to many public shelters routinely "encoding" and "concealing" aggression in adoption advertisements, some are also using medications to dull the behavior of unadoptable dogs. Read firsthand what the adopte… [Read full blog post]