2023 Dog Bite Fatality: Dog Pack Kills 74-Year Old Man in Jefferson County, Alabama

The coroner’s office identified the victim as 74-year old Joe Cleveland Scott.1 Man Killed by Dogs McDonald Chapel, AL - On Tuesday morning, just before 7:00 am, a man was discovered dead by a passerby in the 5700 block of Iceland Avenue with several dogs surrounding the body. Investigators said the dogs were hindering their investigation. Animal control came and trapped six dogs, as seen in the photo supplied by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and took the dogs into c… [Read full blog post]

2022 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Killed by Multiple Dogs in Western Cullman County, Alabama

Ronda Persall, 57, was killed by her neighbor's "yard dogs" in western Cullman County. Woman Killed by Dogs Cullman County, AL - Over the weekend, a woman was killed by multiple dogs belonging to her neighbor. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick identified the victim as 57-year old Ronda Persall. She was attacked sometime around 2:30 am Sunday after the dogs escaped a fenced area. She was pronounced dead at the scene when the coroner arrived around 3:00 am. The attack oc… [Read full blog post]

2022 Dog Bite Fatality: Public Health Employee Killed by Pack of Dogs in Alabama; Second Attack by Same Dog Pack

First Victim Dies of Complications from Dog Attack Injuries Summer Beard and Michele Sheeks died after being attacked by the same pack of dogs. Estate of ADPH Victim Sues UPDATE 01/20/23: In December 2022, the estate of Jaqueline Summer Beard, an Alabama Department of Health employee, sued 29 parties, individuals and corporations, in connection to Beard’s mauling death on April 29, 2022. At the time of the attack, Beard had been investigating an attack at 96 Crumpton Road i… [Read full blog post]

2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Phenix City Man, 70, Dies After Brutal Pit Bull Mauling

Area on dirt driveway where a man was severely mauled by a pit bull in Phenix City. Man Lost Limbs Phenix City, AL - An elderly man is dead after being mauled by a pit bull early Tuesday morning. Frank Cobb, 70-years old, was found lying in a dirt driveway with severe dog bite injuries when police arrived. Cobb was first transported to Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital in West Georgia, then transferred to Grady Health in Atlanta, "where they tried to re-attach his limbs," famil… [Read full blog post]