In the 13-year period of 2005 through 2017, canines killed 433 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (284) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
Carol Harris, 69-years old, was killed by this akita she was trying to rehab for adoption.
UPDATE 12/23/17: The rescue organization that Carol Harris worked with, Akita Advocates Relocation Team Arizona (AARTA), published a post clarifying Carol's role in the group. "Carol Harris was not simply a volunteer at AARTA as news media has portrayed. She was an officer and the backbone of the rescue as well as the current President of the local breed club." On Dec… [Read full blog post]
Marcos Raya, Jr., 18-months old, was attacked and killed by a family rottweiler.
Family Dog Kills Baby
Phoenix, AZ - An 18-month old baby boy is dead after being attacked by a dog in south Phoenix. The attack occurred in the 1900 block of East Sunland Avenue around 1:30 pm Friday. Police report the grandmother was doing laundry when she put the baby boy down. She opened a door in the home, which allowed the dog access to the child. The family rottweiler grabbed the baby, dragged it o… [Read full blog post]
Successes, Lockouts and a Doubleheader in Georgia
DogsBite.org - Municipal associations and grassroots advocates are dominating so far in 2015. During the first quarter, all five state preemption bills prohibiting local governments from enacting breed-specific laws were rejected. This is a 100% success rate for cities and counties retaining local control. Grassroots advocates helped make this victory possible -- we salute you! This post is dedicated to each of you a… [Read full blog post]
The victim, Nancy Newberry of Phoenix, Arizona.
History of Aggression
Phoenix, AZ - A woman bled to death after being attacked by a family pit bull on Friday. Nancy Newberry, 77-years old, lived at a home with her husband and daughter and three family dogs. The attacking dog was a 4-year old male, neutered pit bull that belonged to her daughter. The dog reportedly had a "history of aggression and biting people," but had never attacked a person in the home before. Her husband, Dic… [Read full blog post]
Tom Vick Sr. pictured with his daughter, Lauren Stanley, in undated photo.
UPDATE 12/30/13: The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that five family dogs that killed Tom Vick and seriously injured his wife will be euthanized. Former mayor Diane Vick asked that all five dogs be "put down," according to Bullhead City Police Capt. Tad Appleby. The couple was home alone with their six dogs on Sunday evening when a 40-pound shepherd attacked a 14-pound cocker spani… [Read full blog post]
One of the attacking pit bulls in quarantine; animal control seizing the dogs.
Daniel Jackson Teubner
UPDATE 09/24/15: On September 24, 2015, almost exactly two years after this little boy's death, his name was revealed as Daniel Jackson Teubner by Daxton's Friends for Canine Education and Awareness. Up until this point, the little boy had only been known as Daniel "Doe." Daniel Teubner was mauled to death by his babysitter's three pit bulls on September 22, 2013. Authorit… [Read full blog post]
Just a Few of the Tucson Walk Supporters
DogsBite.org - This Saturday marks a very special day for dog bite victims' advocacy. Grassroots activists Melissa "Mellie" Baze and Matthew Pimple have organized the first ever Walk Event for dog bite victims in Tucson. DogsBite.org will be capturing as much of the event as possible via video and still photographs. This montage highlights some of the central faces of the dog bite victims' advocacy movement -- some who are attending t… [Read full blog post]
Tucson, AZ - On Saturday October 27, two grassroots activists from Tucson
will host a first ever event of its kind in the country: A walk to raise
awareness of victims of pit bulls and other dangerous dogs. Activists
Melissa Baze and Matthew Pimple created the event to honor these local
victims, who like in many U.S. cities are part of an ever-rotating new
dog attack headline on the evening news. The pioneering event will be
held at a Lincoln Park. Admission is free.
T… [Read full blog post]