In the 15-year period of 2005 through 2019, canines killed 521 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (346) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
James McCool died after being attacked by a dog pack at Copperhead Road Kennels.
Dog Owner Arrested
Lincoln County, AR - On January 18, a kennel owner in Star City, Arkansas was arrested after authorities said his YouTube channel shows canines he trained to "attack in a pack like manner and have a prey drive at a young age" killed his cousin last year. Scott Alan McCool, 48, was booked into the Lincoln County Detention Center on a manslaughter charge in connection to the October 2… [Read full blog post]
Glennaroy Blackwelder, 71, was killed by four dogs belonging to a neighbor.
UPDATE 12/02/23: In late November, DogsBite.org obtained records from the Tulsa Police Department and the Tulsa Animal Welfare Department after submitting a public records request regarding the death of Glennaroy Blackwelder. After the April 18 fatal dog attack, police did not release the time the attack occurred or the dog breeds involved. The attack occurred at approximately 4:30 pm. Three p… [Read full blog post]
A man was killed by three Belgian malinois' and a cane corso in Jurupa Valley.
Dogs Kill Man
Jurupa Valley, CA - On Tuesday, a man was attacked and killed by four dogs near Jurupa Valley High School. Riverside County Animal Services responded to a property at the corner of Bellegrave Avenue and Martin Street after receiving a call from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department for assistance. Deputies arrived at the property -- a residential home converted into a business -- a… [Read full blog post]
A 6-week old baby boy died after being bitten by a family dog in Hartford, South Dakota.
Infant Dies After Dog Bite
Hartford, SD - An infant died Thursday after being bitten by a family dog, according to the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were dispatched to a home in the 900 block of Trojan Avenue in Hartford about 5:40 pm. Fire and Rescue arrived first and found a 6-week old boy with "several bite wounds" from a dog. Audio dispatch files from Minnehaha County Fire Dis… [Read full blog post]