2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull-Mix Attacks Two Family Members, Killing One Near Mount Shasta; No Media Reports

Teena Mawhorter, 74, died after being attacked by a family pit bull-mix in September. Mount Shasta, CA - In mid September, we received a tip that a woman died after being attacked by a pit bull in the Mount Shasta area. By searching through dispatch logs on Webcastify, we obtained a September 6 recording of a 74-year old female "bitten by a dog in the head" in the 5000 block of Serrano Drive. We then learned that a resident of this home had died on September 6. We sent a public informat… [Read full blog post]

2018 Dog Bite Fatality: 'Rampaging Attack,' Dog Attacks Two, Killing One, in Arcata, California

Rampaging attack by pet dog leaves one adult dead, another injured in Arcata. Shelter Updates Cover Photo UPDATE 07/02/18: At 2:00 pm Central time today, we saw that the Humboldt County Animal Shelter updated their Facebook Cover photo to a pit bull mascot about 15 hours earlier. On June 27, Andre Hale, the shelter’s manager, "would only characterize [the attacking dog] as a “mixed-breed" to the Lost Coast Outpost. Since this time, Reporter Kym Kemp has been told the dog… [Read full blog post]

2017 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman to Mauled to Death by Pack of Dogs in Modesto, California

Flowers mark where Deborah Onsurez, 56-years old, was killed by dogs in Modesto. Suspected Pack Captured UPDATE 01/03/18: Seven dogs believed to be involved in the mauling death of a woman have been captured. Authorities identified the dogs by using images from surveillance cameras on businesses near the attack site. On Saturday, Stanislaus Animal Services and Modesto Animal Control located five of the dogs, one was dead and another was injured, both believed to be hit by… [Read full blog post]

2017 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Dies After Vicious Attack by Two Pit Bulls in Lincoln Heights

Valentine Herrera, 76, did not survive his injuries from the violent pit bull attack. Victim Did Not Survive Los Angeles, CA - A 76-year old man critically injured by two pit bulls in early February has died, according to family members. Valentine Herrera and his small dog were savagely attacked by the pit bulls on February 2 while walking in Lincoln Heights. The attack occurred about 6:00 pm on the 2600 block of North Lincoln Park Avenue. His pomeranian, named Dodger, was kill… [Read full blog post]

2016 Dog Bite Fatality: 3-Day Old Baby Killed by Uncle's Dogs in Fresno, California

A 3-day old baby was killed by dogs, a mix of Shar-pei and pit bull, at this home. New Details Released UPDATE 06/29/16: More details have been released about Susie Kirby, a 3-day old baby girl that was attacked and killed by her uncle's dogs. Prior to going to the bathroom, the mother placed Susie on a recliner-type couch and placed pillows around her so that she would not fall off, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said. It was also the mother who propped open the door to let in cooler a… [Read full blog post]

2016 Dog Bite Fatality: Police Kill Pit Bull After Dog Fatally Attacks a Man in Stockton

Earl Stephens Jr., 43, was was killed by a pit bull while visiting the dog owner's home. 'Repairing a Scooter' UPDATE 06/06/16: Earl Wayne Stephens Jr., was helping a friend repair a scooter in the friend's front yard on Saturday in east Stockton, the local paper reports. "Little did anyone know it would be the last thing he ever did," states the Stockton Record. Both men were inside the friend's home on North Gertrude Avenue at about 3:45 pm, when Stephens went outside to get som… [Read full blog post]