2008 Dog Bite Fatality: 5-Year Old Girl Killed by Pet Pit Bull in Simi Valley

Katya Todesco, 5-years old, was killed by a pit bull-mix while visiting a friend's home. Police Contradict Initial Statements UPDATE 10/10/08: The Simi Valley police did not release information about Katya Todesco until six days after she was attacked and three days after she was pronounced dead. It appears the department failed to follow standard protocol in this matter. When police finally did release the information, they told the Ventura County Star newspaper: "Pol… [Read full blog post]

2008 Dog Bite Fatality: 3-Day Old Infant Killed by Family Husky

Kylie Daum, 3-days old, was pulled from her crib and killed by the family husky. Death Ruled Accidental UPDATE 09/25/08: An Ohio medical examiner has ruled the infant's dog mauling death was an accident. Kylie Mae Daum, 3-days old, had been home from the hospital only one day when the family's Siberian husky attacked and killed the newborn. Warren Township police Lt. Don Bishop said the baby's father left the room briefly and when he returned, he discovered the dog had attacke… [Read full blog post]

2008 Dog Bite Fatality: Family Pit Bulls Fatally Maul 4-Month Old in Las Vegas

No Charges Filed UPDATE 10/21/08: There will be no criminal charges after a baby girl was violently killed by two family pit bulls. District Attorney David Roger said his office couldn't find that the family members of the child had intentionally placed her in harm's way. "There were no significant prior actions of the dogs that would suggest that these dogs would be dangerous to human beings," Rogers said. Despite the well-documented fact that pit bulls routinely unpredic… [Read full blog post]

2008 Dog Bite Fatality: Luna McDaniel, 83-Years Old, Dies from Pit Bull Injury

Luna McDaniel, 83-years old, was mauled to death by three loose pit bulls. Legislation Passes UPDATE 06/24/09: After the mauling deaths of Luna McDaniel and 4-year old Michael Blaise Landry, state Rep. Rickey Hardy proposed House Bill 155. The legislation, known as The "Luna McDaniel and Michael 'Blaise' Landry Act," would allow prosecutors to charge all dog owners with negligent homicide -- a crime that carries a sentence of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,0… [Read full blog post]