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]
Amber LaBelle died after being attacked by a pit bull-mix at her Myrtle Point apartment.
UPDATE 09/27/21: The large dog that attacked and killed 42-year old Amber LaBelle was a 120-pound pit bull-American bulldog-mix, according to Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier. A police officer shot and killed the dog after the animal tried to attack him while he performed first aid on LaBelle. Both of LaBelle's daughters, ages 5 and 8, witnessed the vicio… [Read full blog post]
A’Myrikal Jolynn Hull died after being bitten on the head by a "pocket bully."
Bull Breed Kills Baby
Springfield, IL - A 1-year old girl is dead after being bitten on the head by a pocket bully, which is a squat "designer" pit bull hybrid breed. The breed name is misleading, as these dogs can be quite large (weighty) due to their heavy muscular build. There is an "extreme" version as well. " The pocket bully variety, "is simply shorter than the standard American bully," according t… [Read full blog post]
Raelynn Larrison, 4-months old, died after a family dog was found lying on top of her.
The Baby's Parents
UPDATE 01/03/21: The baby's parents have been located on Facebook. Both are commiserating the loss of Raelynn in a recent post. Both also own American bullies, "developed as a natural extension of the American pit bull terrier." The father breeds them too under "Nut House Bullies." It is unknown how many dogs were in the home at the time of the baby's death. Four? Twelve?… [Read full blog post]