Lyssa Upshaw, 13-years old, was found dead near a pack of vicious dogs in Fort Defiance.
Navajo Nation Council
UPDATE 05/29/21: On May 27, 2021, the 24th Navajo Nation Council issued a press release that confirmed that Lyssa Rose Upshaw was killed by a pack of dogs. The release addressed the Navajo Nation feral dog population and the necessity for action. The release stated that three other people have been killed by dogs on the Nation in the past year. One death was mentioned sp… [Read full blog post]
Infant Carter Settles was fatally attacked by a family pit bull in Norwich, Connecticut.
UPDATE 05/11/21: Police have identified an infant killed by a family dog on Monday as Carter Settles. The baby was being held by a family member when "the dog jumped up on the adult family member and began biting Carter," Norwich police Lt. John Perry said. Hours after the baby's death, police said the boy's father, Timothy Settles, was the last person seen before a fire d… [Read full blog post]
Dustin Vincent, 27-years old, died of his injuries after a violent pit bull attack on May 6.
Dustin Gained His Wings
UPDATE 05/11/21: According to a spokesperson for Dustin's family, he gained his wings at 3:20 pm today. Dustin Vincent, 27, was horribly mauled by a pack of pit bulls belonging to Brandi Cormier on May 6 while he visited her home. He suffered extreme injuries to his head and skull. He was airlifted to a Lafayette hospital in critical condition. Yesterday, the moth… [Read full blog post]
Pit Bulls Seen Wearing Service Dog, ESA Vests on Social Media
Jayden Henderson died and her mother was injured while caring for a neighbor's pit bulls.
Pit Bull Owners Identified
UPDATE 05/17/21: In a disturbing, but not unsurprising update, the owners of the pit bulls that killed Jayden and severely injured her mother on April 27 are trying to get their dogs back. On Monday, Joseph and Amanda White submitted an application for a permit to the Garner Police Department to decla… [Read full blog post]