Ryan Hazel, 14, was found dead after after a dog attack in Dighton, Massachusetts.Fundraiser Soars
UPDATE 05/17/19: The fundraiser for the family of a 14-year old boy brutally killed by dogs has now surpassed $42,000. It's stated goal was only $5,000. On May 9, Ryan Hazel was killed by up to four dogs at 2477 Maple Swamp Road in Dighton while their owner was away. There were 11 adult dogs on the property and 9 puppies. Four dogs -- three Dutch shepherds and one Belgian malinois -- w… [Read full blog post]
A volunteer died after being attacked by a pit bull at the Humane Society of St. Lucie County.
Violent, Traumatic Attack
UPDATE 05/15/19: Police released new details about a vicious dog attack that left a shelter volunteer of the Humane Society of St. Lucie County "mutilated" and "dead" last week. Christine Liquori, 52, was killed by a pit bull-mix named "Amos" that had been found wandering the streets a month earlier, not eight days earlier, as previously reported. Police c… [Read full blog post]
Alex Geiger, 27, Faced Three Felony Counts After Vicious AttacksFrom left, David Fear, Betty Long, Alex Geiger and Sgt. Juan Leon holding up a photo of Neo.The criminal trial has ended for former police officer Alex Geiger. In 2016, his "retired" attack-trained k-9 killed a man and injured a woman. Please see the complete timeline of events.Acquitted on All Charges
On Friday, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty on all three counts after a former officer's "retired" att… [Read full blog post]
Bessie "Jill" Peterson, 88, died Tuesday after being mauled by a pack of dogs.
UPDATE 04/24/19: The local newspaper, The Pickett County Press, recently clarified the breeds involved in the brutal mauling death of 88-year old Jill Peterson. Sheriff Dowdy stated that the veterinarian report determined that each of the six dogs is a mixed-breed. One of the dogs "could have had some type of shepherd mix," reports The Press, but none of the dogs had pit bull fe… [Read full blog post]
Breanna Henson, 30, seen after being charged in connection to her baby's death.
UPDATE 03/19/19: On Monday, details of the autopsy were released of an 8-month old baby found dead with a dog nearby. The child's mother, Breanna Henson, 30, was reportedly intoxicated and arrested at the scene. Patricia Henson "sustained several injuries during the incident, including abrasions, lacerations, contusions, and puncture wounds; absence of soft tissues; hemor… [Read full blog post]
Lana Bergman, 70-years old, was fatally attacked by four pit bulls in Joshua Tree.
No Criminal Charges
UPDATE 03/29/19: Prosecutors have declined to file charges after a woman was killed by four pit bulls in January. Lana Bergman, 70, died of her injuries at the scene. The pit bulls belonged to a couple that parked their broken down bus on her property two weeks earlier. Bergman had agreed that Stephanie Johnston and Daniel Nelson could stay for a few days, but a few days dragged… [Read full blog post]