Criminal Trial: Babysitter Jena Wright Found Guilty After Her Pit Bull Brutally Killed a Little Girl While Under her Care

Jury Verdict: Babysitter is Guilty on All Four Counts Babysitter Sentenced UPDATE 07/13/15: On Monday, a Jasper County judge sentenced Jena Maria Wright, 27, to no more than 10-years in prison in connection to the dog mauling death of 4-year old Jordyn Arndt. Back in May, a jury convicted Wright on all four counts after Wright's pit bull savagely killed Jordyn while under her care on April 22, 2013. Wright was found guilty of felony child endangerment resulting in death, felo… [Read full blog post]

Announcement: Happy Birthday DogsBite.org!

Dog Bite Victims' Advocacy Group Turns 7-Years Old Austin, TX - October 15, 2014 marks the seventh year that DogsBite.org has been operating on the World Wide Web educating the public, dog bite victims, attorneys, doctors, law enforcement, journalists and policymakers about the growing epidemic of serious and fatal dog maulings in this country. The vast majority of these severe attacks are inflicted by a handful of well-documented dangerous dog breeds. Our website is no… [Read full blog post]

Criminal Trial: Arkansas Mother and Daughter on Trial for Fatal Dog Mauling of Joan Kappen

One of Two Victims Killed by Littermate Dogs in a 5-Month Period The victim's grieving husband and best friend, Norbert "Hans" Kappen, attends criminal trial. Both Found Guilty archived UPDATE 10/09/14: Some of our readers followed the live Twitter feed last night as the jury deliberated and reached a verdict. Though both were found guilty, Brande Coy was only found guilty of "misdemeanor" negligent homicide. Brande had been charged with felony manslaughter and deserve… [Read full blog post]

2013 U.S. Dog Bite Fatality Statistics - DogsBite.org

Fatal Dog Attack Statistics DogsBite.org recorded 32 fatal dog attacks in 2013. Citations of each victim's history 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 discontinued research in this area. Since 1998, pit bulls alone have killed 236 U.S. citizens. The only other known nonprofit organization, in addition to DogsBite.org, that tracks this v… [Read full blog post]

2013 Fatal Dog Attack Breed Identification Photographs

Breed Misidentification Propaganda Explained Images of fatally attacking pit bulls and pit-mixes in 2013 obtained from multiple sources. DogsBite.org - Due to the endless onslaught of pro-pit bull and animal welfare groups who proclaim that a pit bull cannot be identified by it's owner, family members, animal control officers, police officers, the media and more, we located as many photographs of fatally attacking dogs in 2013 as we could. Of the 32 total recorded death… [Read full blog post]

2013 Dog Bite Fatality: High School Teacher Dies After Dog Attack, Former Mayor Seriously Injured

Tom Vick Sr. pictured with his daughter, Lauren Stanley, in undated photo. Clarifications UPDATE 12/30/13: The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that five family dogs that killed Tom Vick and seriously injured his wife will be euthanized. Former mayor Diane Vick asked that all five dogs be "put down," according to Bullhead City Police Capt. Tad Appleby. The couple was home alone with their six dogs on Sunday evening when a 40-pound shepherd attacked a 14-pound cocker spani… [Read full blog post]

2013 Fatal Dog Mauling Image of the Year: The Funeral of Ryan Maxwell

The Register-Mail DogsBite.org - On March 2, Ryan Maxwell, 7-years old, was horrifically killed by a pet pit bull in Galesburg, Illinois while visiting family friends. This jarring image published by the Journal Star shows the finality of a fatal pit bull mauling.1 The Register-Mail had extensive coverage of Ryan's death and the 9-month aftermath of the Galesburg community trying to pass a stronger dog ordinance. The final revised ordinance is an indignity that would not… [Read full blog post]

2013 Dog Bite Fatality: Valencia County Woman Mauled to Death by Pet Pit Bull

"It was Her Time" UPDATE 12/16/13: We are issuing a warning for readers about this update. Part one: We do not have sympathy for pit bull breeders. Part two: We do not trust any pit bull owner, no matter the stage of grieving, who says the violent death of a loved one by a pit bull was a "freak accident" and "it was her time to go." Nicholas Hare, the dead victim's boyfriend, is about as reprehensible as they come. Where was Hare when his girlfriend's neck was being ripped out by the pit b… [Read full blog post]