2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Grandmother Bitten in the Throat, Killed by Family Pit Bull in Matthews, Indiana

Kathleen Bertram, 69, of Matthews, died after being bitten in throat by a family pit bull. Fatal Neck Bite Grant County, IN - The Grant County Corner's Office issued a statement Tuesday about a dog bite fatality. At about 2:12 pm Monday, Grant County Medics, Jefferson Township Fire Department, Grant County Sheriff's deputies and Matthews Town Marshal responded to 303 High Street for a dog bite. "Subject has been bitten in the throat by a dog. Bleeding excessively at this time… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull-Type Dog Kills Toddler in East Providence; Officers Dispatch Dog at the Scene

Scarlett Pereira, 1-year old, was killed by a pit bull in East Providence, Rhode Island. Clarifications and Updates UPDATE 07/18/20: On July 16, East Providence police were dispatched to 99 Brookhaven Drive at 2:45 pm for a report of a "disturbance and confrontation." Police arrived to find a child dying with "significant" injuries from a vicious dog attack. Two adults were injured while trying to "intervene" to stop the attack, states a news release by police. The baby gir… [Read full blog post]

Pit Bull Described as 'Mild-Mannered' Brutally Kills Female Owner During a Walk in the Province of Nova Scotia

Mark Taylor ran over a dangerous pit bull after it killed its owner in Nova Scotia. Mega Built Bullies UPDATE 06/30/20: On June 30, 2020, a commenter left a link showing when Megan Milner purchased her two pit bulls -- less than four years later, one brutally kills her while she was taking it for a walk. On November 8, 2016, Mega Built Bullies, a British Columbia-based breeder of "exotic" pit bulls (American bullies), congratulated Megan on her two newest "MBB family members" fr… [Read full blog post]

Traveling by Air with Service Animals - Public Comments from DogsBite.org to the Department of Transportation

Comments from DogsBite.org DogsBite.org - On Sunday, our nonprofit submitted our public comments to the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking public input on proposed amendments to the regulation of service animals in air travel. The public comment period closed late Monday, April 6. Our comments address why airlines should be able to prohibit specific breeds -- pit bulls and fighting breeds as service animals -- from flyin… [Read full blog post]