Doctor Discusses Risk Factors for Bringing a Dog into Home and Dog Bite Injury Studies with Breed-Related Findings

Dr. John Fuhrman discusses the risks of dog ownership and dog bite injury studies. Discussion with Doctor Prescott, AZ - In July, Dr. John Fuhrman of the Fuhrman Clinic published an informative post and video that discusses risk factors for families that are considering bringing a dog into their home; dog bite injury studies; and breed-related findings within those studies. Some of the medical studies discussed appear in our Level 1 trauma center table. Fuhrman also discu… [Read full blog post]

2022 Dog Bite Fatality: Person Killed by Pack of Dogs on the Hopi Reservation in the Village of Hotevilla, Arizona

In mid-June, a person was killed by a pack of dogs on the Hopi Reservation. Media Release Village of Hotevilla, AZ - Another person has been killed by a pack of dogs on a U.S. Indian reservation. The fatal dog mauling occurred last weekend on the Hopi Reservation, which constitutes a land area of 2.5 thousand square miles and is surrounded entirely by the Navajo Nation. This death occurred less than two weeks after we published about this issue: Escalating Fatal Dog Maulings on T… [Read full blog post]

2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Killed by Pack of Pit Bull-Mixes in Phoenix; Owner Charged with Negligent Homicide

Maria Ruiz, 77-years old, died after being attacked by four pit bull-mixes in Phoenix. Failed to Impound UPDATE 07/14/21: Returning to the question of the role of animal control, Maricopa Animal Care & Control, the latest news report from KPNX addresses the two previous occasions MCACC responded to the home of Alejandro Hernandez. On July 6, four pit bull-mixes belonging to Hernandez escaped his property again and fatally mauled 77-year old Maria Ruiz while she sat on… [Read full blog post]

2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Teenager Killed by Pack of Dogs on the Navajo Nation in Fort Defiance, Arizona

Lyssa Upshaw, 13-years old, was found dead near a pack of vicious dogs in Fort Defiance. Legislation Passes 05/30/22: On April 24, the 24th Navajo Nation Council passed legislation amending Title 17, specifying a criminal nuisance offense and establishing penalties for owners of vicious dogs and other dangerous animals running at large that cause injury or death. The Navajo Nation Council passed legislation No. 0002-22, sponsored by Honorable Eugene Tso, with 23 in fav… [Read full blog post]