In the 13-year period of 2005 through 2017, canines killed 433 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (284) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
"It happened to me. All of my experience, all of my knowledge, none of it mattered. None of it protected me or enabled me to stop that attack."
Photo shows two dogs on the trainer's team at that time during a training day.
DogsBite.org - A highly experienced dog trainer recently joined our Thank You letter campaign. The person shared as many details as possible. "In training circles, you just do not say negative things about bully breeds anymore," the person wrote. "If you do you a… [Read full blog post]
Asks: If States and Cities Can Have BSL, Why Not State Parks?
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Michigan - A woman recently emailed us parts of her attack story, both she and her Goldendoodle were viciously attacked by a
pit bull while visiting a state park. She was with her husband and friends sitting around her fire pit at her campsite when the pit bull suddenly appeared. She said she would have posted her
photos to her own Fa… [Read full blog post]
Pit Bulls Attack Husband, Wife and Their Two Golden Labradors
Valley Couple Attacked
Las Vegas, NV - On May 9, 2014, Skip and Marie West were returning from exercising with their two senior dogs, when total chaos erupted. Two loose pit bulls attacked all four of them, sending Skip to the emergency room and his dog, Viper, to the emergency vet clinic. Skip provides a blow-by-blow account of the harrowing attack. KTNV News reported the attack back in May and has a video that shows a… [Read full blog post]
Stephen Elliott and Howard "Rusty" Fox Raise Awareness
Stephen, his partner Rusty, their dog Vargas and Stephen's finger.
Video: Neighborhood Council Meeting
Studio City, CA - Pit bull attack victims, Stephen Elliott and Rusty Fox, continue to try to work with City of Los Angeles officials to address the growing public safety problem posed by pit bulls and other dangerous dogs. Writer Mike Szymanski recently published an account of the violent attack that occurred on Ven… [Read full blog post]
Scene of pit bull dog aggression attack and man's death.
Dies in Street
Douglas County, GA - Tim Thomas, 49-years old, died of a fatal heart attack on Friday after trying to stop his two pit bulls from killing a smaller dog. CBS Atlanta reports that the incident happened on Mitchell Mill Road. Apparently, Thomas "realized something was wrong" just after letting his pit bulls out. When he got out to the road, he saw his two pit bulls attacking the smaller dog. When Thomas tried to in… [Read full blog post]
Inspires State Law
Phoenix, AZ - In September, we published a post (Craven Desires: Weekly Frankenmauler Round Up Collection) about the many beloved pets who are savaged by pit bulls. The post also wrote of a dog named Fabian, who was killed by a pit bull in 2009, and how its owners, Richard and Sally Andrade, were working to change state law. Today, Fabian's Law became a reality. One can see in the video that this was no minor undertaking by the Andrades.
The new law (HB 2137) incre… [Read full blog post]
Richard Martratt, Canton Animal Control, Michael Miller and Sheriff Pat Burnett.
"Non Bite" Fatality
Van Zandt County, TX - It was reported over the holiday weekend that a 64-year old man died, apparently due to a heart attack, and a 78-year old woman suffered head injuries after intervening in a dog fight involving two pit bull type dogs. The dogs escaped their owner's property and attacked Joan Hardin's border collie. Hardin had been outside, along with the dog, unloading… [Read full blog post]
Innocent pet dogs victimized by frankenmaulers depicted on Craven Desires.Victims of Frankenmaulers
DogsBite.org - Since March, blogger Craven Desires has run a weekly series titled, "Weekly Frankenmauler Round Up." The series highlights the many pet dogs that are maimed and killed by pit bulls. If you are a dog owner, you will surely see your breed included in the victims. Pit bulls were selectively bred to unleash unbridled attacks upon other dogs, to clamp down with th… [Read full blog post]