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 »
Robert "Joey" Quick died after saving his daughter from a dog attack in Iowa.
Mother Mourns Son
Fort Madison, IA - On June 1, the Lee County Sheriff's Office issued a news release stating that on May 31, the Fort Madison Police Department responded to a dog attack at 102 Avenue C. Upon arrival, they found a large dog attacking a man, lying on his back, in the front yard of the home. "The dog was very aggressive and did not release the man," states the release. "The officers on the scene… [Read full blog post]
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 Bias
Werner 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]