2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Found Mauled, Mutilated and Dead After Attack by Own Dogs in Lake County, Illinois

Lisa Urso, 52-years old, seen with her two Shorty bullies, Blue Bear (left) and Rocco. Canine Mauling Death UPDATE 05/12/20: The Lake County coroner confirmed Tuesday that a 52-year old woman "definitely died" due to injuries inflicted by one or more of her dogs. Lisa Urso was discovered mauled and mutilated outside her home in the 600 block of Knollwood Road. Dr. Howard Cooper, the Lake County Coroner, said it was difficult to determine which of her three dogs attacked her gi… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Doctor Killed by Suspected Roaming Dogs in Lyons, Georgia

Dr. Nancy Shaw, 62-years old, was killed by suspected roaming dogs in Lyons, Georgia. Suspected Dogs Captured UPDATE 05/12/20: Three of the four dogs suspected in the mauling death of a 62-year old doctor have been captured and are being held as evidence, Southeast Georgia Today reports. A fourth dog was shot and killed by a Lyons resident after it attempted to break into a man's chicken pen. The dogs are reportedly "bulldog-mixes," which is a generic term in much of the south,… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Dies After Suffering Life-Threatening Injuries in Vicious Dog Attack in Louisiana

Roxie Parker, 60-years old, died of her injuries after a vicious dog attack near Welsh. UPDATE 05/15/20: We continue to wait on an incident report from the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office. The investigation is still active. Once the case is closed, we will be able to obtain the report. We were, however, able to gain confirmation of several important aspects. The dog involved is a large white and brown male bull terrier. The sheriff's office did not have any prior bites… [Read full blog post]

Pit Bulls Lead Biting Incidents Across U.S. Cities and Counties

Special Report: Dog Biting Incidents (2013 to 2020) DogsBite.org - From February 2013 to present, Animal control and health departments in 20 U.S. states report that pit bulls are leading all breeds in biting incidents, including: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington Wisconsin and Wyoming. The oft-quoted claim that pit bul… [Read full blog post]