2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bulls Kill Toddler, Injure Babysitter in Philadelphia's Port Richmond Section

Jaevon Torres, 2-years old, was mauled to death by three pit bulls on August 1. Child Identified UPDATE 08/03/18: On Friday, the city Medical Examiner's Office identified the boy who was killed by pit bulls in a rowhouse on Agate Street as Jaevon Torres. The cause of death was determined to be "multiple blunt and penetrating injuries" and the manner of death was ruled accidental. On Wednesday, Jaevon was savagely attacked by three pit bulls in the home while under the care of a b… [Read full blog post]

2017 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Breaks Chain, Attacks and Kills Man in Dayton, Ohio

Misdemeanor Charge Filed Against Owner of Pit BullMaurice Brown, 60-years old, was mauled to death by a pit bull in Dayton, Ohio. Low-Level Charge 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… [Read full blog post]

Pit Bulls Lead 'Bite' Counts Across U.S. Cities and Counties

Dog Biting Incidents: 2013 to 2018DogsBite.org - From February 2013 to June 2018, Animal control and health departments in at least 17 U.S. states report that pit bulls are leading all breeds in biting incidents, including: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. The oft-quoted false claim that pit bulls "do not bite more than other b… [Read full blog post]