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 »
Nancy Cherryl Burgess-Dismuke, 52, died of "extremely severe" dog bite injuries.
UPDATE 02/28/19: Katora Strickland, the dog mauling victim's niece, goes by Strickland Linda on Facebook. When Fox Carolina interviewed Strickland after Nancy Burgess-Dismuke's horrific mauling death, they flashed a photo showing two pit bulls and a chihuahua lying on and near a bed. The interview also stated that Burgess-Dismuke had seven dogs in her household. But the… [Read full blog post]
A Flawed Theory and Problematic BiasWerner Vogt, 85, was killed by a pack of dogs in southwestern Missouri in late 2015.
UPDATE 01/18/18: The owners of a pack of dogs that killed an elderly man have been charged with felony second-degree manslaughter. The dogs viciously attacked 85-year old Werner Vogt on November 12, 2015 as he rode his bicycle in a rural area southeast of Rogersville. Vogt died of his injuries a few weeks later. For months, local authori… [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]
Rebecca Carey, 23-years old and a dog rescuer, was killed by one or more dogs.
UPDATE 08/17/12: A hot tipper sent in a cached web page of two of Rebecca Carey's dogs, a pit bull named Napoleon and a presa canario named Louis. Both dogs were adopted over five years ago from the Gwinnett Animal Welfare and Enforcement Center. This is how Napoleon looks now at the age of 6. We continue to search for answers as to why Jackie (Jacqulynn) Cira, who works at The Village… [Read full blog post]
Taylor Becker, 4, of Hustisford, was mauled to death by a family friend's dog.
UPDATE 08/27/10: In an update that can only be described as "subtle bomb dropping," the Beauprey family had only owned the 5-year old dog, named Rocky, for 3 to 4 months prior to the attack that killed Taylor. Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls then let slip that there were also five puppies inside the home that Rocky sired. There is no mention of an adult female dog. Authorities say char… [Read full blog post]
From left: Victim Karen Gillespie and the seized white boxer-mix.
UPDATE 06/12/10: Last November, Karen Gillespie was mauled to death on a property adjacent to Howard Miller. It was reported Friday that Kentucky State Police filed misdemeanor charges against Miller for violating the county's vicious dog ordinance. The complaint comes shortly after a grand jury declined to indict Miller on a more severe felony charge. Gillespie's family was devast… [Read full blog post]