Sterling Ver Meer, 5-years old, was killed by a family pit bull in Oro Grande, California.
Family Pit Bull Kills Child
Oro Grande, CA - A 5-year old boy is dead after being attacked by a family pit bull, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department officials. The attack occurred just before 3:00 pm in the 15100 block of Portland Street. An adult was watching the child when the attack occurred. The adult witnessed the attack as it was happening and called 911. News foot… [Read full blog post]
Ventura County Animal Services Returned Dog After Earlier Attacks
Maria Crawford, 54, was killed by a family pit bull-mix on June 28, 2019. Prior to this, the dog had attacked her head region two times inflicting serious injuries, including ripping off one of her ears.
After the first two attacks, Ventura County Animal Services returned the dog to the family, despite the dog's escalating owner-directed aggression targeting the owner's face and head region.
During 2019, p… [Read full blog post]
Police seek pit bull owner Heather Anglin after her dogs killed a man in Madera.
Three Years in Prison
UPDATE 02/22/20: A woman whose pit bull mauled a man to death in November of last year has been sentenced to three years in prison. In January, Heather Anglin pleaded guilty to a felony charge in connection to the death of 38-year old Lasaro Macedo. Anglin's pit bull "Two-Tone" was known by her to vicious and attack others, District Attorney Sally Moreno said. Macedo was mauled… [Read full blog post]
Investigators suspect the suspicious death of Dustin Bryan is a fatal pit bull mauling.
Man Found Dead
Modesto, CA - Police say a 21-year old man discovered dead and covered in blood inside a La Loma neighborhood home may have been mauled by one or both pit bulls living in the home. He was discovered about 7:00 am Tuesday by family members he was staying with at a home in the 100 block of Village Road. His death is being treated as "suspicious" until an autopsy is conducted and the cau… [Read full blog post]