2024 Dog Bite Fatality: Elderly Man Killed by Pit Bulls Near his Front Door in Lawrence County, Alabama

Willard Norton, 83-years old, was killed by dogs in Lawrence County, Alabama. Man Killed by Dogs Town Creek, AL - An 83-year old man was mauled to death by two pit bulls on Sunday. Lawrence County sheriff's deputies responded to the 200 block of County Road 264 at approximately 3:30 pm for a report of a dog attack. Upon arrival, first responders found Willard Norton near the entrance of his front door. They began giving him medical treatment, but he was unresponsive. Norton was a… [Read full blog post]

2024 Dog Bite Fatality: 2-Year Old Killed by Dog in North Alabama Marking Second Child 'Death by Dog' in Region in 4 Days

Mark Allen Partain, 2-years old, was killed by a dog in north Alabama on Friday. Dog Owner Arrested UPDATE 06/20/24: Police arrested 55-year old Melissa Phillips in connection to the fatal dog mauling of a 2-year old boy earlier this year. On March 1, New Hope police responded to the 200 block of T R Christian Road for a report of a child who was attacked by dogs. Two dogs, a husky and a German shepherd-mix, were seized from the home of Rickey Clark. A third dog, a "brown bulldog" that… [Read full blog post]

2024 Dog Bite Fatality: Child Dies After Violent Bull Breed Mauling in Morgan County, Alabama

Beau Clark, 4-years old, died after a violent bull breed mauling in Morgan County, Alabama. No Criminal Charges UPDATE 02/29/24: On Thursday, Morgan County Sheriff Ron Puckett issued a release, stating that no charges are expected in the death of 4-year old Beau Clark. Investigators determined the dog was "securely maintained on its own property" and had "no history of violent or aggressive behavior." The child was riding his bike, but for "unknown reasons entered the yar… [Read full blog post]

2023 Dog Bite Fatality: Infant Killed by Pet Wolf-Dog Hybrid in Shelby County, Alabama

Leo Caddel, 3-months old, was killed by a pet wolf-dog hybrid in Chelsea, Alabama. Dog Kills Newborn Chelsea, AL - An infant is dead after being attacked by a pet wolf-dog hybrid, states a press release from the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. On Thursday, at about 12:54 pm, Shelby County deputies, animal control officers, and Chelsea firefighters responded to a home in the 1000 block of County Road 440 about an animal attack involving an infant. The newborn was transported t… [Read full blog post]