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 »
Triniti Harrell, 1-year old, died of her injuries after being attacked by a family pit bull.
Child Dies of Injuries
Rocky Mount, NC - The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office confirmed today that Triniti Harrell has died. Last Monday, deputies arrived to the scene of a family dog slinging the 1-year old child around in its mouth. A fast-acting deputy shot and killed the dog. Triniti was airlifted to a trauma center with life-threatening injuries. On Friday, family friends repo… [Read full blog post]
Locations of three violent pit bull attacks in North Philadelphia since January.
Man Dies After Attack
Philadelphia, PA - A man is dead after being attacked by four pit bulls on Thanksgiving Day in the Hunting Park section of North Philadelphia. The attack occurred just before 9 pm in the 1300 block of West Pike Street in the backyard of a home. Police shot and killed one of the pit bulls; the others fled back into the owner's home. The unidentified man was transported to Temple Un… [Read full blog post]
Lisa Green, 32-years old, was killed by her pit bull-mix in Upper Macungie Township.
Neighbor Recounts Attack
UPDATE 04/28/17: On Thursday, police responded to a call of a woman being attacked by a dog at a home in the 900 block of Spring White Drive in Upper Macungie Township. Before police arrived, several neighbors had intervened to help 32-year old Lisa Green, including an off-duty police officer that ended the attack by shooting the dog in its leg. Neighbor Loretta Ottin… [Read full blog post]
Misdemeanor Charge Filed Against Owner of Pit BullMaurice Brown, 60-years old, was mauled to death by a pit bull in Dayton, Ohio.
UPDATE 08/31/18: Over 16-months after a man was mauled to death by a pit bull, authorities have charged a 28-year old man with a misdemeanor. This week, the Dayton prosecutor’s office filed a first-degree misdemeanor charge against Anthony Austin, whose address in court records is 345 Middle Street. On April 25, 2017, Maurice Br… [Read full blog post]
Pit Bull Owner Charged with Second-Degree ManslaughterCecille Short, 82-years old, and her small dog were savagely mauled to death by two pit bulls.
UPDATE 05/10/17: On Wednesday, the owner of two dogs that brutally killed an 82-year old woman and her dog in April was charged with second-degree manslaughter. Antwon Demetris Burks, 31, is accused of keeping "mischievous dogs" that he allowed to roam, which resulted in the mauling death of Cecille Shor… [Read full blog post]
Pit Bull Owner Charged with Felony Involuntary ManslaughterLogan Braatz, 6, Syrai Sanders, 5, Cameron Tucker (pit bull owner) and memorial near the attack.
City Leaders Respond
UPDATE 01/19/17: On Tuesday morning in southwest Atlanta, a group of children walked along Cerro Street on their way to the school bus stop when two loose pit bulls launched a horrifying attack. The dogs eviscerated 6-year old Logan Braatz, who did not survive his injuries, and critically injured… [Read full blog post]