In the 16-year period of 2005 through 2020, canines killed 568 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 67% (380) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
"Person of Interest" Identified, Police Not Releasing Suspect's Name
Amber Miller, 29 and Tony Ahrens, 59, were killed in the same manner 3.5 months apart.
Media Names Suspect
UPDATE 07/22/21: On Thursday, WBIR did the unthinkable. They looked into the owner of the property on Carnation Way where both fatal attacks occurred -- our nonprofit had done so on Monday. Charles Everett Owensby, who goes by "Charlie Dogman" on Facebook, has a history of assault arrests, according… [Read full blog post]
"Found No Evidence for Anything Besides Domestic Dog"
Brenda Hamilton, 77-years old, died after being attacked by an animal in Pantego.
UPDATE 06/09/19: Family members and friends of Brenda Hamilton began a petition demanding that local authorities release details into her mauling death. On February 15, the Chavez family, awakened by their dogs barking by the road, found Hamilton lying in a ditch submerged up to her shoulders in water. EMS arrived to fi… [Read full blog post]
Lana Bergman, 70-years old, was fatally attacked by four pit bulls in Joshua Tree.
No Criminal Charges
UPDATE 03/29/19: Prosecutors have declined to file charges after a woman was killed by four pit bulls in January. Lana Bergman, 70, died of her injuries at the scene. The pit bulls belonged to a couple that parked their broken down bus on her property two weeks earlier. Bergman had agreed that Stephanie Johnston and Daniel Nelson could stay for a few days, but a few days dragged… [Read full blog post]
A Brief History of the South African Mastiff - The 'Farmer's Bulldog'
Jane Marie Egle, 59-years old, was killed by her South African boerboel on May 1.
UPDATE 04/17/18: On May 1, 2017 the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence after receiving a call for assistance. They found Jane Egle, 59, dead on the floor of her home. One of the victim's South African boerboels was also in the home, exhibiting so much aggression that deputies "destroyed"… [Read full blog post]