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]

2009 Dog Bite Fatality: Dog Kills Retired Librarian in White Mills, Kentucky

Karen Gillespie, 53-years old, was brutally mauled to death by a white boxer-mix. Misdemeanor Charges UPDATE 06/12/10: Last November, Karen Gillespie was mauled to death on a property adjacent to Howard Miller. It was reported Friday that Kentucky State Police filed misdemeanor charges against Miller for violating the county's vicious dog ordinance. The complaint comes shortly after a grand jury declined to indict Miller on a more severe felony charge. Gillespie's fa… [Read full blog post]

2009 Dog Bite Fatality: 16-Month Old Killed by Pit Bull of Babysitter's "Boyfriend"

Pit bull owner Jerry Westmoreland, has a "pit bull memorial" painted on his vehicle. "Boyfriend's" Pit Bull UPDATE 11/09/09: The New Albany Gazette published an update to the fatal pit bull mauling of Destiny Marie Knox. At the time of the attack, Destiny was under the care of her babysitter Tonya Graham. According to Union County Sheriff Tommy Wilhite, Graham and Knox were at Graham's boyfriend's residence, the home of Jerry Westmoreland, when the incident occurred. The o… [Read full blog post]