Fatal Dog Attack Statistics
DogsBite.org recorded 28 fatal dog attacks in 2005.1 Citations of each victim's story are located on the Fatality Citations page. The last year the CDC recorded human deaths by dog breeds was 1998. Likely due to pressures from animal advocacy groups, the CDC stopped further research into this area. Since 1998, pit bulls alone have killed 72 U.S. citizens. The only other known entity, in addition to DogsBite.org, that tracks this vital data publi… [Read full blog post]
Cody Adair, 4-years old, was killed by his uncle's chained pit bull in Bartlesville.
Bartlesville, OK - Cody Adair, 4-years old, was killed by his uncle's chained pit bull on December 30, 2005. Cody had been playing alone on the front porch before the attack. His mother, siblings, and uncle were inside the home. The uncle's pit bull was in the backyard, chained inside of a pen. When Cody wandered into the backyard and got inside the pen, the male pit bull attacked and killed him. C… [Read full blog post]
Officers Cleared in Suit
UPDATE 03/06/09: A jury decided against awarding any money to Dorothy Sullivan's beneficiaries in the wrongful death suit filed against county employees. The suit, filed in 2007 against four Spotsylvania County animal control officers, claimed gross negligence by the officers in the time leading up to Sullivan's killing by a pack of pit bulls in March of 2005.
Deanna Large, who owned the dogs, was convicted later that year of involuntary manslaug… [Read full blog post]