2023 Dog Bite Fatality: Child Killed by Three Pit Bull-Mixes, Two Arrested in Apache County, Arizona

Apache County Dog Owners Face Felony Charges After Fatal Attack Two adults were arrested after a child was killed by three pit bull-mixes in Apache County. Child Killed by Dogs Apache County, AZ - A 2-year old girl is dead and two adults have been charged after three dogs attacked the toddler. On June 21, at about 5:00 pm, the Apache County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) received a call for assistance for a child severely injured in a "domestic dog attack," according to an ACSO report. D… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: 26-Year Old Man Dies After Violent Pit Bull Mauling in West Tulsa; Owner Charged with Murder

Tulsa Dog Owner Pleads to Second-Degree Manslaughter After Mauling Curtis Wickham, 26-years old, was fatally attacked by three pit bulls in west Tulsa. Manslaughter Conviction UPDATE 05/09/22: Benjamin Ryan Spence pleaded no contest to second degree manslaughter in connection to the mauling death of Curtis Wickham in October 2020. Prosecutors initially charged Spence with second-degree murder for directing his three pit bulls to attack Wickham and assault with a de… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Three Relatives Indicted After Woman Killed by Unsecured Dogs in Memphis, Tennessee

Doris Arrington, 59, was killed by four unsecured dogs on April 22, 2020 in Memphis. Woman Killed by Dogs Memphis, TN - A Shelby County grand jury indicted three people in connection to a fatal dog attack that occurred in April. Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said that Phyllis Jones, 61, her daughter Kimberly Jordan, 40, and Jordan’s son Dedricz Perry, 22, were taken into custody Tuesday by U.S. Marshals. All three face reckless homicide charges for owni… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Charged with Murder After Violent Pit Bull Attack in Rockcastle County, Kentucky

Donald Abner, 55, died after being mauled by a pit bull in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Sentenced to Prison UPDATE 11/09/22: In October, a woman charged in connection to the death of 55-year old Donald Abner pleaded guilty to murder. Melissa Wolke, who gave commands to her pit bull to attack Abner while she repeatedly punched him in the face, accepted a guilty plea in exchange for 20 years in prison. During an interview with police after the attack, Wolke said she was going "red… [Read full blog post]