Progress Report: Only 3 Vick Dogs from Best Friends Adopted in 35 Months

Dismal Results Jackson, MS - The Clarion-Ledger recently published an article about the adoptability of pit bulls seized in dogfighting operations. Ledy VanKavage of Best Friends is quoted in the article. The Ledger took an interest in dogfighting after the February mauling death of Anastasia Bingham, which involved at least one fighting pit bull, an uncooperative family and a Grand Jury that assigned no charges in her death. In June, Hinds County adopted a pit bull law.1… [Read full blog post]

2010 Dog Bite Fatality: Terry Child, 5-years old, Killed by Neighbor's Pit Bull

Anastasia Bingham, 5-years old, was killed by a pit bull while playing in the snow. No Grand Jury Indictment 06/26/10 UPDATE: Officials report that a Hinds County Grand Jury reached no conclusion on assigning guilt in the February mauling death of Anastasia Bingham. DNA testing on a pit bull discovered at the scene showed that the dog did not attack the girl. DNA taken of a dead pit bull found near the scene proved inconclusive. Authorities say that the little girl's family is b… [Read full blog post]