2017 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Dies of Injuries After Pit Bull Mauling in Mississippi

Connie Holley Storey seen next to tee-shirt fundraiser, "Connie Strong." The Victim's Brother UPDATE 09/21/17: On September 8, Connie Storey, 62-years old, was savagely attacked by her son's pit bull after she went outside to feed it. According to the dog's owner, Josh Storey, the animal had also attacked him previously. Connie suffered life-threatening injuries that led to the amputation of both of her legs. But Connie was a fighter; she amazingly survived another 12 da… [Read full blog post]

After Son's Pit Bull Mauls His Mother and Her Boyfriend in Roseville, Felony Charges Authorized

Pit Bull Had Also Attacked His Mother Two Weeks Earlier Robert Laughton and his pit bull that mauled his mother twice in Roseville, Michigan. Judge Dismisses Case UPDATE 08/17/17: In a very anticlimactic fashion, the felony charges against Robert Laughton were dismissed yesterday. Judge Marco Santia determined the two victims, Laughton's mother and her boyfriend, were co-owners of the pit bull and knew the risks involved with this dog. On April 30, Laughton's pit bull br… [Read full blog post]

Young Man Airlifted with Life-Threatening Injuries After Vicious Pit Bull Mauling in Graves County, Kentucky

Pit Bull Owner Found Guilty of Harboring a Vicious Dog Mitchell Slayden was attacked by two pit bulls on July 2 in Farmington, Kentucky. Bouland Found Guilty UPDATE 03/12/17: Multiple events have occurred since we last published about this severe attack. Last July, 22-year old Mitchelle Slayden was riding his bicycle when he entered the driveway of a home belonging to 27-year old Chris Bouland. Mitchell was looking for his cousin, who formerly lived at the home. When Mitche… [Read full blog post]

The Plight of a Mauled Postal Carrier, an Attempt to Sue Animal Control and the Progression of a Criminal

A Special Tribute to Connecticut In Honor of National Dog Bite Prevention Week 2014 DogsBite.org - In our hunt to track down an original topic for this year's post during National Dog Bite Prevention Week -- which does little to raise awareness of the growing epidemic of horrific dog "maulings" -- we ran across the mauling of a Connecticut postal carrier that we reported on in May 2009. We wondered if any news had been reported since? Also, what had become of the dogs' owner, Davi… [Read full blog post]

2011 Dog Bite Fatality: 74-Year Old Man Dies After Catastrophic Pit Bull Injury

Victim Roy McSweeney, three-time mauler #1 and three-time mauler #2. Victim Dies of Injuries UPDATE 06/15/11: Multiple news groups reported this evening that Roy McSweeney succumbed to the catastrophic injuries inflicted by his neighbor's pit bulls and died Wednesday afternoon. McSweeney's family has retained the Gainesville law firm of Avera & Smith, which is also representing Robert Floyd, who was attacked by the same dogs last year.1 Meanwhile, Putnam County… [Read full blog post]

Mailman Suffers Severed Artery, Fractured Arm in Pit Bull Attack

From left: Pit bull, David Holland, Glen's mail truck, Tage Wright. David Holland Video UPDATE 05/03/09: In a video that offers a stark portrayal of a common pit bull owner, who cares nothing for the actual and collateral damage caused by his dogs, we bring you 19-year old David Holland. He starts by blaming the attack on his neighbors. According to reporters, the neighbors "should have told him" his dogs were loose. Holland then laughs as he looks across the street at the yard t… [Read full blog post]