2024 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Sustains Devastating Injuries in Detroit Pit Bull Mauling; Dies While Hospitalized

Detroit Dog Owners Charged with Felony After Deadly Pit Bull Mauling Harold Phillips, 35, died Friday after sustaining devastating injuries by pit bulls. City, Animal Control Sued UPDATE 05/14/24: Three months after Harold Phillips died after a dog attack, his wife Shauntaye Phillips is suing the dogs’ owners, Detroit Animal Care and Control (DACC), former Animal Control Director Mark Kumpf, interim Director Lori Sowle, two investigators, and a nonprofit that works w… [Read full blog post]

2023 Fatal Dog Attack Breed Identification Photographs

Nonprofit Captured 76% of Breed Identification Images in 2023 Photographs of six fatally attacking dogs in 2023 obtained from multiple sources. Jump down to view all 2023 breed identification photographs or read our analysis first. DogsBite.org - In 2013, we began the tradition of publishing breed identification photographs of fatally attacking dogs when available through news reports, animal control agencies, police departments, social media and public informat… [Read full blog post]

Review: Three Dog Bite Fatalities Between 2022-2023 in the United States Unreported by Media

Review: Three dog bite fatalities between 2022-2023 unreported by media. DogsBite.org - We summarize three cases of people killed by dogs between 2022 and 2023, where no media reports or police press releases were published. Our discovery of each death came from a citizen who contacted us. We then submitted FOIA requests to the responding sheriff's offices. Two deaths occurred in Florida; 2 deaths occurred in rural areas (< 5,000 population); 2 deaths involved men 68-… [Read full blog post]

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

Special Report: Dog Biting Incidents (2014 to Present) German shepherd: Gomagoti, CC-BY-SA 2.5 and Labrador: IDS.photos, CC BY-SA 2.0 DogsBite.org - From January 2014 to present, animal control and health departments in 20 U.S. states report that pit bulls lead all dog breeds in biting incidents, including: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Sout… [Read full blog post]