2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Connecticut Woman, 93, Dies after Vicious Attack by Adopted Pit Bull

Rita Pepe, 93-years old of Branford, Connecticut died on May 25, 2014. Mauling Victim Dies Branford, CT - On April 13, 93-year old Rita Pepe was savagely attacked while walking in her neighborhood by a recently adopted pit bull that charged out of its owner's home. Bill Cronin, one of several neighbors who came to rescue her, told WTNH.com, chillingly, "A large dog emanated from the back of [the] home, and we thought it was chasing a fire truck,” Cronin said. "Then it made an imme… [Read full blog post]

The Plight of a Mauled Postal Carrier, an Attempt to Sue Animal Control and the Progression of a Criminal

A Special Tribute to Connecticut In Honor of National Dog Bite Prevention Week 2014 DogsBite.org - In our hunt to track down an original topic for this year's post during National Dog Bite Prevention Week -- which does little to raise awareness of the growing epidemic of horrific dog "maulings" -- we ran across the mauling of a Connecticut postal carrier that we reported on in May 2009. We wondered if any news had been reported since? Also, what had become of the dogs' owner, Davi… [Read full blog post]

2011 Dog Bite Fatality: 20-Month Old Child Killed by Aunt's Pit Bulls in West Haven

Pit Bull Owner Charged UPDATE 12/22/11: The Hartford Courant reports that the owner of three pit bulls that mauled to death Nevaeh Bryant has been charged with criminally negligent homicide, first-degree reckless endangerment and risk of injury to a minor, according to police. Erica Hobdy, 30, of 127 Leete Street, was the baby's aunt. Hobdy left the child in a room away from her pit bulls then walked to a nearby store. In this time, the pit bulls "somehow" got out and attacked a… [Read full blog post]

'Non Bite' Pit Bull Injury Leads to Death of Plainfield AC Officer

Plainfield Animal Control Officer died after being knocked to the ground by a pit bull. Officer Theresa Foss Plainfield, CT - An incident that raises questions regarding what defines a "fatal dog attack" recently occurred in Connecticut. On September 29, Plainfield Animal Control Officer Theresa Foss was hospitalized with a head injury after being knocked to the ground by a pit bull. Foss had responded to a call of an aggressive dog that had trapped a family in their home. A r… [Read full blog post]