Javon Stokes, 26-years old, was fatally bitten in the neck while suffering a grand mal seizure.
Pit Bull Kills Man
Toledo, OH – On the heels of 31-year old Emily Kahl being killed by a pet pit bull in Toledo in July, a 26-year old man suffered the same fate Thursday. Javon Stokes was killed by a pit bull while suffering a grand mal seizure, according to the coroner -- a rare coroner ruling. Typically pit bull owners, as in the case of Emily Kahl last month, do not witness the event, but s… [Read full blog post]
Emily Kahl, 31, was fatally bitten in the neck by a family pit bull in Toledo, Ohio.
Pit Bull Kills Woman
Toledo, OH - A fourth person in the United States was killed by a dog on Sunday, July 18. Earlier today, the Lucas County Coroner's Office confirmed the death of Emily Kahl, 31-years old. She died due to "bite trauma to the neck, caused by a dog." The manner of death was ruled an accident. Lucas County Canine Care & Control did not respond to the incident. However, director Kel… [Read full blog post]
Louie is seen after the violent pit bull attack (left) and after reconstructive surgery.
Owner Shares Story
Boone, NC - On June 22, Dax Benfield, the owner of Louie, shared Louie's Story on Facebook. Benfield's post contains multiple photographs and videos. This is not for the faint of heart as, "Louie’s injuries were devastating and left him grotesquely disfigured." Benfield states, "Louie's maxilla had been fractured to the point his entire nose starting in front of his… [Read full blog post]
The former owner of a rescue pit bull shares story of an unprovoked attack.
Atlanta, GA - The former owner of a rescue pit bull recently wrote into our nonprofit and shared a powerful story with us. This individual is "still dismantling the beliefs I previously held about these dogs." Beliefs this person learned by "networking with other pit bull owners." This person did not expect the level of "fear, regret and guilt I would feel when the attack happened." This former owner is s… [Read full blog post]