2009 Dog Bite Fatality: Great-Aunt's Rottweiler-Mix Kills 20-Month Old Boy

Dallas Walters, 20-months old, was mauled to death by a rottweiler-mix. "Dog Just Attacked" UPDATE 12/15/09: Just before the burial service of Dallas Walters, the boy's father clarified a few issues: "There was no cookie. My son was eating potato salad and the dog just attacked him." Essentially, the rumored "cookie" story was just that -- rumored. According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Department, the investigation into what happened is still ongoing. They say it doesn… [Read full blog post]

2009 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman, 49, Bitten by Dog Dies Shortly Thereafter

Theresa Ann Ellerman Norfolk, VA - It was reported on Saturday that a woman died after being bitten by a dog. Norfolk Police and Norfolk Fire responded to an address at Tabor Court at about 2:30 am in response to a reported dog bite victim. Officers found 49-year-old Theresa Ellerman experiencing difficulty breathing. She was transported to DePaul hospital where she was pronounced dead at about 3:45 am. The dog, reportedly an Alaskan malamute1, was placed into quarantine. S… [Read full blog post]

2009 Dog Bite Fatality: 70-Year Old Dies After Violent Maiming by Pit Bulls

Lowell Bowden died after being horrifically mauled by a pack of pit bulls. Victim Dies of Injuries Lindside, WV - On November 27, Lowell Bowden was attacked by a pack pit bulls. Lowell's family submitted a statement to DogsBite.org that recounts the attack that led to his death on December 4. This marks the second fatal dog attack in West Virginia this year, both attributed to pit bulls. We urge West Virginia citizens to contact their state legislators and ask that they sponsor… [Read full blog post]

2009 Dog Bite Fatality: Flora Woman, 85, and Her Dog Killed by Loose Pit Bull

Rosie Humphreys and her poodle were killed by a neighbor's loose pit bull. Police Press Conference UPDATE 12/04/09: Police Chief John Nicholson said the attacking dog was indeed a pit bull, an unaltered 3-year old male, with full registration papers. "The dog did not appear malnourished or abused and had no visible signs of mistreatment," he said. The dog did not slip its collar or break its chain either. According to Nicholson, the dog had gotten loose because the metal "D" r… [Read full blog post]