In the 14-year period of 2005 through 2018, canines killed 471 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (311) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
How a Pit Bull Fulfills its Destiny: Breed-Specific TraitsFamily pit bull named "Scarface" mauls family after owner tries to put a sweater on it.
Family Pit Bull Berserks
Tampa, FL - In a story that has gone national now, we remind readers of breed-specific traits. Last Friday, WTSB reported that a family pit bull named "Scarface" attacked three family members after its owner tried to put a sweater on it. Brenda Guerrero, 52, went outside to put a sweater on the dog, when it bega… [Read full blog post]
Josie Arellano, the mother of the three children mauled by dogs.
UPDATE 02/18/11: On Thursday, a San Bernardino County jury convicted a Fontana couple whose mastiff and pit bulls seriously mauled three children a year ago. Judith Mendez Lopez, 56, and Jose Lopez Gonzales, 49, were convicted on seven felony counts of allowing vicious animals to be at large. Both face a maximum of 7-years in prison. Deputy District Attorney Kent Williams said, "We think th… [Read full blog post]
Michelle Edwards and a male victim following the double mauling.
Police Shoot, Kill DogSt. Clair, AU - If the title of this post and photo caption were missing and only the two images appeared, what would the average person think happened? Victims of a multiple shooting might come to mind or a serious automobile accident. What would not come to mind is that a family "pet" inflicted these injuries. In the state of New South Wales, a family Staffordshire bull terrier, named Chopp… [Read full blog post]
Dog was "Possessed"
Orrville, OH - In another pit bull berserking incident,1 the animal bolted from a home just to attack a group of children. Before the episode was over, three people were bitten and a group fleeing the dog was left trapped inside the pit bull's home2 until police arrived. 10-year old Kamaria Simpson suffered the worst injuries requiring 5 hours of surgery and hundreds of stitches to close the many facial and scalp wounds inflicted by the dog. The pit bull also… [Read full blog post]
From left: Widow Bessie Parker and the victim's daughter Gardenia Parker.From left: Gardenia, the Tree of Hope memorial and the victim William Parker.
Lawsuit Victory for Family
UPDATE 11/21/18: Eight years after the brutal pit bull mauling death of 71-year William Parker, his family finally has some justice. On Thanksgiving Eve 2018, we learned that a court ruled on October 31 that Gardenia Parker's family was awarded $2.5 million dollars. The Parkers sued the apartmen… [Read full blog post]
Crime scene: One Independence Court luxury apartment.
Apartment "Ransacked"Hoboken, NJ - In a scene described as resembling the movie "Jaws," a pet pit bull1 exploded into a "savage biting rampage" late Thursday night sending three victims, including the dogs' owner, to the hospital. Witness Paul Michael said, "It didn't look like she was going to make it. She was bad. Her entire leg was torn up." Police eventually shot and killed the attacking dog. The incident left the lu… [Read full blog post]