2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Owner Charged with Manslaughter After Multiple Attacks in Oklahoma

State of Oklahoma v. Morrow, Rise Jo (CF-2022-131) Rise Morrow is charged with manslaughter in the 2nd degree, "Owner of a Dog that Kills." Man Died After Bite Injuries Claremore, OK - On May 9, reporter Lori Fullbright of Tulsa-based KOTV, published part of a charging document on her Facebook page. Otherwise, we have seen no other news reports about these charges or the multiple victims involved. Rise Jo Morrow (also known as Risa), who is in her 60s, was charged with second-d… [Read full blog post]

2021 Fatal Dog Attack Breed Identification Photographs

Nonprofit Captured 74% of Breed Identification Images in 2021 Photographs of six fatally attacking dogs in 2021 obtained from multiple sources. Jump down to view all 2021 breed identification photographs or read our analysis first. DogsBite.org - In 2013, we began the tradition of publishing breed identification photographs of fatally attacking dogs when available through news reports, animal control agencies, police departments, social media and public informat… [Read full blog post]

2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Killed by Pit Bulls on Far South Side of Chicago Prior to the New Year

A 34-year man was killed by pit bulls on the Far South Side of Chicago before the New Year. Pit Bulls Kill Man Chicago, IL - A 34-year old man was discovered dead with dog bites in a home in the 300 block of West 108th Place in the Roseland neighborhood around 11:30 pm Thursday. The man, who remains unidentified, was found in a living room with "visible dog bites" on his body, according to police. An autopsy Saturday determined the man died of multiple injuries from a dog mauling, acco… [Read full blog post]

2021 Dog Bite Fatality: 26-Year Old Woman Mauled to Death by Four Dogs in Her East Valinda Home's Backyard

Karen Rosa-Madrid, 26-years old, was killed by four dogs in her East Valinda home's backyard. Dogs Kill Woman Valinda, CA - On December 28, Karen Rosa-Madrid, 26, was fatally attacked by her family's four dogs while trying to get into a backyard window of her East Valinda home, according to police. Her 6-year old son suffered minor bite injuries. Rosa-Madrid, who resided at the home with her sister-in-law, had forgotten her key that day. No one was at the home in the 18000 block… [Read full blog post]