2023 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Charged with Negligent Homicide After His Unleashed Pit Bull Killed Child in Baton Rouge

Sadie Davila, 7-years old, was mauled and killed by a neighbor's unleashed pit bull. Child Killed by Dog Baton Rouge, LA – The owner of a dog that killed a 7-year old girl faces a count of negligent homicide, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office confirmed. Erick Lopez, 20, was taken into custody Saturday morning, according to EBRSO spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks. On Friday, emergency responders were dispatched to a home in the 25000 block of Kendalwood Road near Hoo Shoo Too… [Read full blog post]

2022 Dog Bite Fatality: Beloved Church Leader Dies After Being Mauled by Neighbor's Pit Bull in Richmond, Virginia

Evangeline Brooks, a beloved church leader, died after being mauled by a neighbor's pit bull. No Felony Charges UPDATE 11/29/22: The criminal investigation after the mauling death of 88-year old Evangeline Brooks has ended. It was determined that no felony charges would be brought against the owner of the dog, Tracey Hicks. On November 7, Brooks was attacked by Hicks’ pit bull after she called out to Hicks while standing in a nearby yard. According to the Richmond Commonwea… [Read full blog post]

2022 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Dies After Being Attacked by a Pair of Pit Bulls in Roane County, Tennessee

Michael Lane of Kingston died two weeks after being attacked by a pair of pit bulls. Mauling Victim Dies Roane County, TN - On September 25, Michael Lane, 68-years old, was walking along Cave Creek Road in Loudon when two pit bulls belonging to Charles Henry Green viciously attacked him. Green was arrested on October 1 on one count of allowing animals to run at large causing serious injury or death. Lane died on October 8. According to his obituary, Lane "crossed over, or maybe ra… [Read full blog post]

2022 Double Dog Bite Fatality: Pair of Family Pit Bulls Kill Two Children, Seriously Injure Mother in Tennessee

A pair of family pit bulls killed two siblings, a 5-month old boy and a 2-year old girl. King Lion Bloodline UPDATE 10/11/22: On October 5, a pair of pit bulls a young family had owned for eight years fatally attacked their two children in the home, 5-month old Hollace Bennard and 2-year old Lilly Bennard. The mother, Kirstie Bennard, 30, was critically injured from trying to save her children. She remains hospitalized. Both pit bulls, a male and female pair, Cheech and Mia respe… [Read full blog post]