2022 Dog Bite Fatality: Public Health Employee Killed by Pack of Dogs in Alabama; Second Attack by Same Dog Pack

Jacqueline Beard, an Alabama public health employee, was killed by a pack of dogs. More Details Released UPDATE 05/08/22: On April 29, an Alabama public health employee went to a dog owner's home on Crumpton Road at about 10:00 am to investigate a dog attack that occurred a day earlier involving at least six dogs. She was mauled and killed by these same dogs, likely just after getting out of her vehicle. Authorities found Jacqueline Summer Beard's body after receiving reports… [Read full blog post]

2017 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bulls Kill 24-Year Old Woman in Jackson County, Alabama

Alabama Legislature Passes, "Emily's Law" After Her Death After pit bulls killed Emily Mae Colvin, the Alabama legislature passed "Emily's Law." Criminal Charges UPDATE 04/05/18: The owners of five pit bulls that killed a 24-year old woman in early December have been charged with criminally negligent homicide, a misdemeanor. A Jackson County grand jury indicted Brian Keith Graden, 43, and Melody Ann Graden, 45, in connection to the death of Emily Mae Colvin. Both were bo… [Read full blog post]