2013 Dog Bite Fatality: Paralyzed Man Pulled from Wheelchair Dies After Dog Attack in Dorchester County

Carlton Freeman, 80-years old, was killed by four dogs in Harleyville. No Criminal Charges UPDATE 05/21/13: The Dorchester County Sheriff's announced today that no charges would be filed in the death of Carlton Freeman, a double amputee who died after being mauled by four dogs described as pit bulls. The decision comes after an investigation was carried out by multiple county agencies. Though the dogs were initially thought to belong to a neighbor, authorities later dete… [Read full blog post]

2012 Dog Bite Fatality: 2-Month Old Child Killed by Family Dog

Aiden McGrew was killed by his family's recently adopted golden retriever-mix. Father Charged UPDATE 05/02/12: The infant's father, Quintin H. McGrew, has been charged with unlawful neglect of a child. An affidavit accompanying his arrest warrant stated that McGrew "placed a 2-month-old infant at unreasonable risk by placing the infant in the living room by himself while the defendant slept in the bedroom. The infant was left in the separate room with a dog that was new to… [Read full blog post]

2007 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Attacks and Kills Toddler in South Carolina

Pit Bull Kills Boy archived Summerville, SC - In today's tragedy,  a 2-year old boy wandered out of the back door of his grandmother's home and was killed by his grandmother's pit bull. The approximately 40-pound dog latched onto Holden Jernigan's throat and head, inflicting fatal wounds, Dorchester County sheriff's 1st Sgt. Mike Miller said. Holden died in the backyard of Tracey Shelton's home in the 100 block of Barshay Drive where two signs in the front windows warned, "B… [Read full blog post]