2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Killed by Pack of Dogs in Cocke County; Second Fatal Animal Attack in Area Since April

"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]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: High School Teacher Dies After Violent Animal Attack in Pantego, North Carolina

"Found No Evidence for Anything Besides Domestic Dog" Brenda Hamilton, 77-years old, died after being attacked by an animal in Pantego. Petition Launched 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]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Joshua Tree Woman Killed by Four Pet Pit Bulls Belonging to a "Guest"

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]

2017 Dog Bite Fatality: South African Boerboel Breeder Killed by One of Her Gladiator Dogs in Asheville, North Carolina

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. Autopsy Released 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]