2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull-Mastiff Mix Kills 2-Year Old Boy in Newman, California

A 2-year old boy is dead after being attacked by a pit bull-mastiff mix in Newman. Photos of the Family Dogs UPDATE 07/02/19: Police have not released a photo of the dog that killed a 2-year old boy last week, nor have they released the child's name. But an image posted to his mother's Facebook page two days before the deadly attack show four family dogs. The large dog, a male named "Crash," is the suspected killer. The mother has since removed or privatized these photos. Comments w… [Read full blog post]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bulls Implicated in Attack that Killed Woman in Costco Parking Lot

Crystal Pearigen, 36, was found dead in a Costco parking lot after being mauled by dogs. Family Speaks Out UPDATE 07/03/19: The family of a woman found dead in a Costco parking lot on June 16 has been located. Crystal Pearigen, 36, was killed by three dogs -- two pit bulls and a mixed-breed. KGET posted this update on June 25, along with a YouTube video. Crystal led a tragic life, including the loss of her mother, Rhonda Pearigen, who was murdered in 1997. After her mother's homicid… [Read full blog post]

Conflict of Interest: San Francisco Animal Control and Virginia Donohue -- Final Installment in Documentary Series

San Francisco, CA - This is the third and final installment in a series of videos about the Department of Animal Care and Control in San Francisco by Black Summers Productions, LLC. This segment is 34 minutes long and focuses on the shameless conflict of interest of Virginia Donohue in serving as the Executive Director of San Francisco Animal Care and Control (SFACC) while co-owning a private, for-profit animal boarding and dog training facility in the city, Pet Camp. In the s… [Read full blog post]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Two-Year Old Boy Mauled to Death by Two Roaming Rottweilers in Fresno, California

Jaysiah Chavez, 2-years old, was killed by two roaming rottweilers in Fresno. Child Identified UPDATE 03/25/19: A young boy killed by two roaming rottweilers in Fresno on Friday has been identified. Jaysiah Chavez, 2-years old, was attacked by the dogs while alone in front of his home about 11:00 am. His grandmother rushed outside to save him and was also bitten. The boy's grandfather was able to stop the attack by hitting the dogs with a pipe hose. The dogs were located a few bl… [Read full blog post]