In Memory of Darla Napora
Darla Napora, 32-years old, and her unborn child were killed by her beloved pit bull.
DogsBite.org - Two years ago today, Darla Napora was mauled to death by one of her two pet pit bulls in her Pacifica home. At the time of the attack, she was 32-years old and reportedly in her sixth month of pregnancy. Her father's letter about her death was first published on July 2nd by the Pit Bull Attack Facebook page. Doug Robinson reflects in his letter how this was the… [Read full blog post]
Fatal Dog Attack Statistics
DogsBite.org recorded 31 fatal dog attacks in 2011.1 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 181 U.S. citizens. The only other known entity, in addition to DogsBite.org, that tracks this vital data publ… [Read full blog post]
One of several pit bulls belonging to the owner that killed Mable McCallister.
Cleveland, TN - WRCB reports that an 84-year old woman died New Years Eve after a pit bull owned by her grandson attacked her face and neck on December 18 in Cleveland. Mable Harrison McCallister was transported to Erlanger hospital's trauma unit, where she spent more than four days following the attack, according to Bradley County Medical Examiner Dr. Jeffery Miller. Privacy l… [Read full blog post]
New Charges Filed
UPDATE 01/18/12: Authorities filed new charges against the owners of two pit bulls that savagely mauled a woman, who later died from her injuries. The new charges against Alba Cornelio and her daughter, Carla Cornelio, include involuntary manslaughter and death from a mischievous animal. Both pleaded not guilty. In a previous court hearing, their defense attorney, Donovan Dunnion, claimed that the dogs were "running away from a swarm of bees" at the tim… [Read full blog post]
Misti Wyno, 40-years old, was attacked and killed by a pit bull in Valdosta, GA.
Neighbors Speak Out
UPDATE 12/09/11: WCTV reports that Misti and the neighbors who owned the pit bull were "close." Bobbie Joe Courson owns the pit bull that killed Misti, along with three other pit bulls. James Sharp, whose 5-year old son was bitten by one of Courson's pit bulls in September, said: "I've even told the district attorneys and everybody at the aggressive dog hearing, if these dogs get… [Read full blog post]
Joseph Hines, 58-years old of Burnettsville, was killed by his pet pit bull.
UPDATE 12/08/11: New details have been released in the fatal dog mauling of Joseph Hines. The coroner said the man died when his pit bull bit into his jugular vein. He had defensive bite wounds on his forearms too, showing that he had tried to fend off the animal. Neighbor Brad Holcomb said the victim was always friendly and that his dog was as well. Authorities have no idea why the "hea… [Read full blog post]
Tonia Parks, 39-years old, died after being attacked by one of her pit bulls.
Pit Bull Blamed
UPDATE 12/07/11: The Star updated the original article clarifying several details. Tonia Parks was mauled to death by one of her two pit bulls, each 8-years old, as she underwent a seizure in her home November 18. Parks remained in critical care until she was pronounced dead Tuesday at Rockford Memorial Hospital. The other dog attacked the pit bull that was mauling Parks. Both dogs are… [Read full blog post]
Edna Dyson and her two daughters, Regina and Lawanda
Houston, TX - A Houston woman severely mauled by two pit bulls last week died from her injuries Tuesday. Click2houston.com reports that 71-year old Edna Dyson died November 15 after police say two pit bulls attacked her last week. She was in ICU for nearly a week. Specifically, "Investigators say two pit bulls dug a hole under a fence and got out. They mauled Mrs. Edna. She crawled to her car and waited for help. Lawan… [Read full blog post]