2024 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Sustains Devastating Injuries in Detroit Pit Bull Mauling; Dies While Hospitalized

Detroit Dog Owners Charged with Felony After Deadly Pit Bull Mauling Harold Phillips, 35, died Friday after sustaining devastating injuries by pit bulls. City, Animal Control Sued UPDATE 05/14/24: Three months after Harold Phillips died after a dog attack, his wife Shauntaye Phillips is suing the dogs’ owners, Detroit Animal Care and Control (DACC), former Animal Control Director Mark Kumpf, interim Director Lori Sowle, two investigators, and a nonprofit that works w… [Read full blog post]

2023 Dog Bite Fatality: Loose Pit Bull Kills 4-Year Old Boy on Detroit's Westside; the Dog Pulled him Through a Gap Under the Fence

Lovell Anderson, 4, was killed by a loose pit bull while playing in his grandmother's backyard. Pit Bull Kills Child Detroit, MI - A 4-year old boy is dead after being mauled by a pit bull. The attack occurred about 3:00 pm in the 9300 block of Pierson Street. The child was playing in the fenced-in backyard of his grandmother's home when the dog grabbed the child through the fence. Detroit Police Cmdr. Arnold Williams told CBS News, "She actually had to pull the child away because t… [Read full blog post]

2023 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Killed by Two Pit Bulls Habituating a Boarded-Up Vacant Detroit Building

Daniel Bonacorsi, 58, was killed by a pair of pit bulls inside a boarded-up vacant Detroit building. Man Killed by Pit Bulls Detroit, MI - A 58-year old man was discovered dead inside a boarded-up vacant building on Tuesday. Police believe the man was attacked and killed by two pit bulls being kept in the building. The man was found around 1:30 pm inside an expansive vacant building in the 5400 block of West Fourth Street. According to Detroit police Cpl. Dan Donakowski, the man h… [Read full blog post]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: 4-Year Old Boy Killed by Pit Bull His Family Was Housing at Their Hazel Park Home

Benjamin Cobb, 4-years old, was killed by a pit bull his family was housing in Hazel Park. Dog Owner Named UPDATE 10/29/20: On the 1-year anniversary of Benjamin Cobb's death -- who was killed by a pit bull that "detonated" like a bomb inside his home -- this is what the dog's owner, Chris Mallory, told Benjamin's mother. It is so dreadful that we will not quote any portion. Brandi Halterman had been housing the pit bull, "Bolo," for less than a day when the dog attacked. Bolo was all… [Read full blog post]