2022 Dog Bite Fatality: Family Dog Attacks and Kills Owner, a 62-Year Old Man, in Castaic, California

Robert Stevens, 62, died after being attacked by his pit bull in Castaic, California. Owner-Directed Attack Castaic, CA - On Friday, a 62-year old man was attacked and killed by a family dog in Castaic, Sgt. Clark, of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, said. Castaic is an unincorporated community in northwest Los Angeles County. Around 4:10 pm, first responders received reports of a dog attack in progress in the 31000 block of Gelding Road. The man was identified as… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Family Pit Bull Brutally Kills 5-Year Old Boy in Oro Grande, California

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]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Family Pit Bull-Mix Kills Owner After Attacking Her Two Separate Times in Ventura County

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]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Mauled to Death by One or More Vicious Pit Bulls in Madera, California

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]