2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Child with Life-Threatening Injuries from Dog Attack Dies in Jacksonville

Jaelah Smith, 6, died after suffering life-threatening injuries from a dog attack. Child Did Not Survive UPDATE: 07/18/18: Family members confirmed late Tuesday that 6-year old Jaelah Smith died after suffering life-threatening injuries from a dog attack Sunday morning. She was attacked in the neck by a pit bull-mix her family had been dog sitting while its owner was away on vacation. The dog did not belong to her family. Jaelah had been on life support systems since the att… [Read full blog post]

Why Breed Matters in Service Dogs and Why Pit Bull Service Dogs are a Bad Idea

DogsBite.org - After Delta Air Lines issued a new policy on June 20, limiting emotional support dogs to one per person and banning pit bulls as service and support dogs, we reviewed top service dog organizations and their selected breed types. These dog breeds are overwhelmingly Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers, Labrador-golden mixes and standard poodles. Primarily, pit bull "breed advocate" groups, one who failed miserably, are pushing "pit bull service dogs.… [Read full blog post]

2018 Dog Bite Fatality: 'Rampaging Attack,' Dog Attacks Two, Killing One, in Arcata, California

Rampaging attack by pet dog leaves one adult dead, another injured in Arcata. Shelter Updates Cover Photo UPDATE 07/02/18: At 2:00 pm Central time today, we saw that the Humboldt County Animal Shelter updated their Facebook Cover photo to a pit bull mascot about 15 hours earlier. On June 27, Andre Hale, the shelter’s manager, "would only characterize [the attacking dog] as a “mixed-breed" to the Lost Coast Outpost. Since this time, Reporter Kym Kemp has been told the dog… [Read full blog post]

2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Dies, Woman Seriously Injured by Dog in Owensboro, Kentucky

Location of family pit bull attack that left a man dead and a woman seriously injured. Pit Bull Confirmed UPDATE 02/17/18: On Thursday evening, Owensboro Police and Owensboro Fire responded to a home in the 2300 block of Heritage Park Drive at about 6 pm after reports of a dog attack. When police entered the home, they shot and killed a large aggressive dog and tasered a beagle. Police found David and Dana Brown on the ground with injuries after trying to break up a fight between tw… [Read full blog post]

Videos of Pit Bull Attacking Decoy Dogs Shown to Courtroom; Judge Orders the Dog-Aggressive Pit Bull Put Down

City Uses Unique Approach to Show Dog Can't be Rehabbed One of two videos shown to courtroom demonstrating this pit bull's dog aggression. City Officials Show Videos Victoria, Canada - In an uncommon, but effective demonstration, the City of Victoria used videos of a decoy dog to show a courtroom the level of dog aggression in a pit bull, named Bentley. On April 21, as 72-year old Peter McPherson was walking his Maltese-cross named Cassie, Bentley viciously attacked his dog.… [Read full blog post]

2017 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Killed by 'Dog Aggressive' Pit Bull While Caring for the Animal

Illustration by E.M. Ashe for 'The Bar Sinister' by Richard Harding Davis, 1903 | America’s Dog Dog-Aggression Kills Fountain, FL - A 76-year old woman is dead after trying to care for a pit bull belonging to family members. A Calhoun County Sheriff's deputy responded to a home on NW Lamont Road after being alerted to a dog attack on Saturday night. Alicia Malagon was found unresponsive on the floor lying in a large pool of blood. Malagon had agreed to watch her daughter and son… [Read full blog post]

2017 Dog Bite Fatality: Fostoria Man Dies After Breaking Up Pit Bull Fight

Michael Parks, 60-years old, died after breaking up a pit bull fight in Fostoria. Vicious Pit Bull Fight UPDATE 07/23/17: New information has been released about a man who died after trying to break up a vicious pit bull fight Thursday night. According to a Fostoria police report, 42-year old Amy Loving was walking her pit bull near 845 Davoli Street at about 11 pm when a pit bull belonging to 60-year old Michael Parks bolted from its home and brutally attacked her dog. Parks inte… [Read full blog post]

2017 Dog Bite Fatality: Rescue Pit Bull Attacks, Kills Elderly Woman in Virginia Beach Hours After Being Adopted

'Rehabbed' Pit Bull Attacked Just After Shock Collar Removed Margaret Colvin died after being brutally attacked by a pit bull adopted hours earlier. Misdemeanor Charges UPDATE 11/17/17: Five months after a woman was brutally killed by a pit bull her daughter had acquired from a rescue group hours earlier that day, authorities filed charges. Jamie Cochran, the 33-year old owner of Forever Home Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, has been charged with 10 misdemeanors for im… [Read full blog post]