In the 13-year period of 2005 through 2017, canines killed 433 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (284) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
Johana Villafane, 33, died after her own pit bulls attacked her in Irving, Texas.
UPDATE 03/24/19: New information has been released about the previous bite that caused both pit bulls to be ordered into quarantine. On Saturday, while 33-year old Johana Villafane was visiting her dogs at the quarantine facility, the dogs mauled her to death. The attack occurred when Villafane took them for a walk in an enclosed area behind the building. The first incident invol… [Read full blog post]
Facial injuries inflicted on Gabriella Gonzalez by an emotional support pit bull.
Million Dollar Lawsuit
Portland, OR - A civil lawsuit seeking $1.1 million in damages was filed last week by the mother of a 5-year old child who was mauled in the face by an unconfined emotional support pit bull at the Portland International Airport in 2017. The lawsuit was filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court and names multiple defendants, including the dog's owner, Michelle Brannan, who… [Read full blog post]
April Collins, 45, died after being attacked by a pit bull inside her Winchester home.
UPDATE 01/26/19: The husband of a woman mauled to death by their pit bull in November has been charged with a misdemeanor and a failure to report violation in connection to her death. Christopher Dale Collins, 41, of 403 Verna Drive, faces a charge of second-degree wanton endangerment for allegedly leaving April Collins in a situation that could cause harm. The pit bull had b… [Read full blog post]
First responders rescue a woman after she was attacked by her own pit bull.
Raw News Footage
Mobile, AL - In a dramatic "owner attack" inflicted by a family pit bull, raw news video shows Mobile Fire and Rescue pulling a 51-year old woman out of a window of her home in the 4300 block of Government Blvd. Both of her hands were paritally severed in the attack. The 38-minute footage by NBC 15 shows the woman being hoisted through a window onto a gurney (8:30). First responders quickly wr… [Read full blog post]
Mitchelle Dean Segerdahl, 53, died after one of his six pit bulls clamped onto his neck.
Letter to the Editor
UPDATE 09/20/18: On Wednesday, the Baker City Herald published a follow up article in their print version. We were able to gain a copy. Baker City Police did receive a complaint about one of Mitchelle Segerdahl's pit bulls on July 26. One of his dogs had reportedly nipped at someone's ankle and was growling and acting aggressively, Police Chief Dustin Newman told the Her… [Read full blog post]
West Price Hill home where Della Riley, 42, was mauled to death by her own pit bull.
Seizure a Speculation
UPDATE 08/27/18: Della Riley, 42-years old, was dead by the time police arrived at her Dewey Avenue home. Arriving officers encountered a dog, which police described as a pit bull, standing over an unresponsive female. Officers shot and killed the dog after it "aggressively charged" them. The coroner determined the cause of death was due to trauma from a vicious dog mauli… [Read full blog post]