In the 13-year period of 2005 through 2017, canines killed 433 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (284) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
Harvard Graduate, Doctor in Residency Owns the Dogs
Jocelyn Winfrey died after being attacked by pit bull-type dogs belonging to Dr. Hamilton Hicks.
Alderman Explores Ideas
UPDATE 07/07/16: The two dogs that brutally attacked Jocelyn Winfrey on June 20, inflicting catastrophic injuries, were put down yesterday. Winfrey succumbed to her injuries and died on June 27. Yesterday also marked the first public statement by Yale University since the attack. Karen Peart, a spo… [Read full blog post]
Alemeaner Dial, 83, died after being attacked by her granddaughter's pit bulls.
Dog Mauling Victim Dies archived
Rowland, NC - On October 25, 83-year old Alemeaner Dial suffered catastrophic injuries inflicted by four pit bulls belonging to her granddaughter. She had been sitting on her front porch when the dogs pulled her off and mauled her. She was taken to New Hanover Medical Center then airlifted to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Six days later, it was reported that Dial w… [Read full blog post]
Pit bull attack survivor Steve Constantine after the life-threatening attack in Detroit.
Sentenced to Probation
UPDATE 09/25/15: In what can only be described as a miserable outcome, the owner of a pack of pit bulls that brutalized a man last year was sentenced to 2-years probation. Derick Felton, 62, pleaded guilty to three counts of harboring dangerous animals that caused injuries. On Friday, Wayne County Circuit Judge Michael Callahan sentenced him to the maximum und… [Read full blog post]
Sentenced to 15-Years
UPDATE 10/03/14: On Friday, Alex Donald Jackson was sentenced to 15-years in state prison for the murder of Pamela Marie Devitt -- the 63-year old woman was mauled to death by four of Jackson's loose pit bulls on May 9, 2013. Devitt suffered catastrophic injuries in the violent attack; she died while being transported to the hospital. In August of this year, a jury found Jackson guilty of second-degree murder in connection to her death and guilty of multi… [Read full blog post]
Linda Henry after surviving a near fatal pit bull mauling.
Victim After Mauling
UPDATE 05/31/13: Linda Henry who was nearly mauled to death by her own pit bulls in March, recently spoke to WDSU.com. Henry suffered the loss of both arms and disfiguring eye injury in the savage attack. The dogs also ripped most of her scalp from her skull. "The worst part," Henry said, "was my head." Henry underwent skin grafts this week to replace the skin that was ripped from her skull. A local com… [Read full blog post]
Co-Workers Clarify Attack
UPDATE 07/25/12: Clarifying information has come out regarding the recent mauling of an employee by a pit bull being housed at a Parkway Animal Hospital facility. Laura Miller was brutally attacked by the pit bull last Thursday after trying to save a poodle that had run into the pit bull's pen. The pit bull clamped down onto Miller's right shoulder "slinging her violently," according to one co-worker. Miller suffered an amputation from the should… [Read full blog post]
Extremely DangerousFort Wayne, IN - Earlier today, The News-Sentinel published an article in the community section by resident Bob Rinearson (Once again, pit bulls are to blame for extreme violence against people). Rinearson describes in vivid detail arriving on scene where an 11-year old boy and a man had just been brutalized by two pit bulls. It is a powerful piece that captures the extreme violence of a pit bull attack. Prior to this incident, the same dogs had mauled an el… [Read full blog post]
Two AmputationsUPDATE 02/16/12: A new arrest report reveals that the victim's left leg was amputated below the knee, and her left arm below the elbow. The fleeing "dog expert," Ian Summers, now faces a felony burglary charge after authorities determined him to be an unwelcome trespasser, not a resident, when he brought Robin Johnson to the home on February 10. The home's primary tenant told investigators that Summers moved out after a sheriff's SWAT team raided the house fo… [Read full blog post]