2016 Fatal Dog Attack Breed Identification Photographs

72% of All Dog Bite Fatalities Had Breed Identification ImagesPhotographs of six fatally attacking dogs in 2016 obtained from multiple sources. DogsBite.org - In 2014, we began the tradition of publishing breed identification photographs of fatally attacking dogs when available through news reports, social media websites and law enforcement. Of the 29 dog bite fatalities recorded in 2016 -- 3 additional cases remain pending -- 72% (21) had identification photograph… [Read full blog post]

2015 Fatal Dog Attack Breed Identification Photographs

Most Powerful Images Came from Social MediaPhotographs of six fatally attacking dogs in 2015 obtained from multiple sources. DogsBite.org - In 2014, we began the tradition of publishing breed identification photographs of fatally attacking dogs when available through news reports, law enforcement or social media websites. Of the 35 total recorded deaths last year, 16 fatalities, 46%, had breed identification photographs, down from 57% last year.1 Predictably, the… [Read full blog post]

Aurora Voters Favor Keeping Pit Bull Ban by Wide Margin in First General Election Vote

64% Voted in Favor of Keeping the City's Pit Bull BanUPDATE: November 24, Final Election Results Final election results have been posted for all three counties. The final results for Proposition 2D in Adams County shows a 60% to 40% margin in favor of keeping the pit bull ban (total votes 6,744). Arapahoe County, which contains the bulk of the Aurora voters, shows a 65% to 35% margin in favor of keeping the pit bull ban (total votes 92,747). Douglas County, with only a small numbe… [Read full blog post]

2013 Dog Bite Fatality: High School Teacher Dies After Dog Attack, Former Mayor Seriously Injured

Tom Vick Sr. pictured with his daughter, Lauren Stanley, in undated photo. Clarifications UPDATE 12/30/13: The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that five family dogs that killed Tom Vick and seriously injured his wife will be euthanized. Former mayor Diane Vick asked that all five dogs be "put down," according to Bullhead City Police Capt. Tad Appleby. The couple was home alone with their six dogs on Sunday evening when a 40-pound shepherd attacked a 14-pound cocker spani… [Read full blog post]

Video: Mother of Fatal Pit Bull Attack Victim Shares Story with State Representative

Rep. Waites and Mrs. Rutledge Atlanta, GA - On April 24, Beau Rutlledge, 2-years old, was horrifically mauled to death by his family's pit bull in Fulton County, Georgia. The family had owned the pit bull, Kissy Face, for eight years without any aggression issues. On Thursday, State Representative Keisha Waites posted this moving video to her Facebook Page. The video is a conversation between Rep. Waites and Angela Rutledge, Beau's mother, discussing why Rutledge support… [Read full blog post]

2013 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman, 75, Killed by Bullmastiff-Mix in Arkansas Gated Community

Joan Kappen was savagely killed by a loose bullmastiff-pit bull mix. Rumors are True UPDATE 01/03/14: According to an affidavit, the bullmastiff-pit bull mix that fatally attacked 75-year old Joan Kappen on November 21 in Hot Springs Village is from the same litter as a bullmastiff-pit bull mix that killed 5-year old Ayden Evans on June 9 in Jessieville. The locations of the attacks are separated by under 10 miles. The rumors that circulated just after Kappen's death are tru… [Read full blog post]