2017 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bulls Attack Couple on Christmas Eve, Killing One, in Kentucky

Two pit bulls killed Lorraine Saylor and injured her husband on Christmas Eve. Owner Pleads Guilty UPDATE 01/03/18: The owner two pit bulls that killed a woman and injured a man on Christmas Eve has pleaded guilty to harboring a vicious animal. Lorraine Saylor, 66, was pronounced dead at the scene. Bell County Coroner Jay Steele said she suffered massive injuries on her neck, face and shoulder. Her husband, Johnny Saylor, suffered multiple serious bite injuries. On Wednesd… [Read full blog post]

2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Bullmastiff Kills Child, Seriously Injures Another in Killeen, Texas

Raymane and Angela Robinson, parents of fatal dog mauling victim. No Criminal Charges UPDATE 04/06/14: The parents of a 2-year old boy killed by a loose bullmastiff hope their son's death encourages officials to change state law regarding vicious dog attacks. Currently, if the animal does not have a history of previous attacks or documented previous aggression, criminal charges cannot be filed. On March 1, 2014 a bullmastiff charged out of its owner's garage and attacked… [Read full blog post]

2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Texas Toddler Killed by Pit Bull Being 'Watched' by Her Family

Family Owned Pit Bull UPDATE 02/19/14: In a Tuesday update by KXAN, it was revealed that the child's family also owned a pit bull.1 "The Mayes family had their own pit bull that neighbors and family members say is friendly, and the kids play with it all the time," states the article. Details remain sparse partly because the local paper, the Temple Daily Telegram, is behind a paywall. Today, the Killeen Daily Herald noted that the attacking female pit bull also had two puppies at t… [Read full blog post]

U.S. Army Adopts Breed Restriction Policy for RCI Privatized Housing

Privatization Partners Pet Policy UPDATE 03/17/09: DogsBite.org has received a copy of the official memorandum for Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management regarding the standardized pet policy for privatized housing. The document was signed January 5, 2009 by Paul P. Bollinger Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army Energy and Partnerships. SUBJECT: Pet Policy for Privatized Housing Under the Army's Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) Priv… [Read full blog post]

2007 Dog Bite Fatality: Seth Lovitt, 11, Killed by His Grandmother's Pit Bull in Killeen

Grandmother and Mother Indicted in Mauling Death Seth Lovitt, 11-years old, was mauled to death by his grandmother's pit bull. Deferred Adjudication UPDATE 01/13/12: Four years after a woman's pit bull killed her grandson, she was sentenced to probation. Brenda Ellen Parker, 51, received five years of deferred adjudication and 200 hours of community service in connection to the death of 11-year old Seth Lovitt. Parker previously pleaded guilty to criminally negligent… [Read full blog post]