2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Family Pit Bull-Mix Kills Infant in Lafayette, Indiana

The Baby's Mother was Charged with Three Counts of Neglect Julian Connell, 26 days old, was killed by a family pit bull-mix in Lafayette, Indiana. Mother Charged UPDATE 07/01/20: On June 30, 2020, prosecutors charged the mother of an infant who was killed by a family dog on January 25. Jennifer Nicole Connell was arrested and charged with three counts of neglect of a dependent in connection to her infant's dog mauling death. Connell told police she was trying to rehome the pit b… [Read full blog post]

Central Texas Pediatric Study: Pit Bulls Inflicted the Highest Prevalence and Severity of Dog Bite Injuries (2011-2016)

Study: Injury Prevention Requires "Vigilant Adult Supervision" A summary of a recent Central Texas pediatric study about dog bite injuries. View Abstract Temple, TX - Last fall, the Journal of Pediatric Surgery accepted a study from researchers at Texas A&M University Health Science Center in Temple, Texas. The study was recently assigned to the journal's July 2019 volume. We summarize this powerful study in advance, as critical elements stand out: the number of ca… [Read full blog post]

Which Dog Breed has the Highest Prevalence and Severity of Injuries in Recent Level 1 Trauma Center Medical Studies?

Peer-Reviewed Medical Studies Show Pit Bulls - Meme Campaign This image is based on our 2012 campaign Children and pit bulls do not mix DogsBite.org - Last October, we issued a special report about retrospective level 1 trauma center dog bite studies published in medical science journals since 2009. Of the 11 multi-year studies, 10 showed a higher prevalence of pit bull injuries than other breeds of dogs. All major geographical regions in the U.S. were represented in these f… [Read full blog post]

Special Report: Level 1 Trauma Center Dog Bite Studies in All U.S. Geographical Regions Report Pit Bulls Highest Prevalence

Summary of Key Peer-Reviewed Medical Studies (2009-2016) When all major U.S. geographical regions are reporting similar findings, as they are now, this sends a much stronger message to public health officials and legislators. Level 1 Trauma Studies Table There are at least 10 peer-reviewed dog bite studies published in medical science journals since 2009 that show a higher frequency of pit bull injuries than all other breeds of dogs in retrospective reviews of level I tr… [Read full blog post]