Review: Three dog bite fatalities between 2022-2023 unreported by media.
DogsBite.org - We summarize three cases of people killed by dogs between 2022 and 2023, where no media reports or police press releases were published. Our discovery of each death came from a citizen who contacted us. We then submitted FOIA requests to the responding sheriff's offices. Two deaths occurred in Florida; 2 deaths occurred in rural areas (< 5,000 population); 2 deaths involved men 68-… [Read full blog post]
Nonprofit Captured 75% of Breed Identification Images in 2022
Photographs of six fatally attacking dogs in 2022 obtained from multiple sources.
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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]
A newborn was bitten on the head and killed by a husky in Cave Springs, Arkansas.
Dog Kills Newborn
Cave Springs, AR - Benton County prosecutor Nathan Smith confirmed today that a dog killed a 4-day old infant last week. On December 14, 2022, a pet husky “put its mouth on the baby’s head,” reports 4029 TV. “The husky's tooth penetrated the baby's head.” The baby girl was transported to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, where she died. The identity of the infant was not released. Poli… [Read full blog post]
Melanie Catley, 70-years old, died of her injuries after being attacked by two chained dogs.
Woman Dies of Injuries
Hampstead, NC – A 70-year old woman has died after being attacked by her neighbor’s two chained dogs. On December 8, at about 2:05 pm, a 911 call was placed by the property owner at 206 Holiday Drive about a woman on the ground in his backyard. According to officials, Melanie Catley had entered into the neighbor’s backyard when the dogs attacked her. She sustained s… [Read full blog post]