2017 Dog Bite Fatality: Rescue Dog Kills Woman at Phoenix Boarding Facility

Carol Harris, 69-years old, was killed by this akita she was trying to rehab for adoption. Clarifying Rumors 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]

2017 Dog Bite Fatality: Baby Boy Attacked and Killed by Family Rottweiler in South Phoenix

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]

2015 First Quarter Legislative Highlights: Local Control Dominates, We Salute You Health and Safety Advocates!

Successes, Lockouts and a Doubleheader in GeorgiaDogsBite.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]

2014 Dog Bite Fatality: 77-Year Old Phoenix Woman Dies After Bitten by Family Pit Bull

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]

2013 Dog Bite Fatality: High School Teacher Dies After Dog Attack, Former Mayor Seriously Injured

Tom Vick Sr. pictured with his daughter, Lauren Stanley, in undated photo. Clarifications 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]

2013 Dog Bite Fatality: Boy Killed by Pit Bull-Mixes at Babysitter's Home in Gilbert

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]