2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Infant Killed by Family Pit Bull While Under Care of Grandmother in Miramar, Florida

Liana Valino, 9-months old, was killed by a family pit bull in Miramar, Florida. 911 Call Released UPDATE 06/07/18: On May 30, a baby was mauled to death by a family pit bull in the 2400 block of Kingston Drive. Liana Valino, 9-months old, was pronounced dead at the scene. Media footage showed an investigator removing the infant from the home wrapped in a red blanket. On Wednesday, the Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death was accidental. The family had own… [Read full blog post]

2018 Dog Bite Fatality: 6-Year Old Boy Killed by Rescued Pit Bull in Blair County, Pennsylvania

Gauge Eckenrode, 6-years old, was killed by a family pit bull in Lakemont. Rescued Pit Bull UPDATE 05/26/18: On Saturday, Blair County Coroner Patricia Ross officially identified the 6-year old boy killed Thursday by a family pit bull as Gauge Eckenrode. A fundraiser started by Taylor Crawford on May 24 had already done so. Logan Township Police Chief David Reese confirmed that family members tried to stop the attack by stabbing the dog. Police ultimately killed the dog. Th… [Read full blog post]

2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Elderly Woman Killed by Two Pit Bulls in Gulfport, Mississippi

Georgia Ruth Morgan, 75, died after being attacked by two pit bulls in Gulfport. Victim Identified UPDATE 05/17/18: Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove has identified the victim as 75-year old Georgia Morgan. Hargrove said she died of her injuries after being attacked by two dogs Wednesday morning on Deidra Court. Gulfport deputy police chief Chris Lopposer told WLOX: "Through an investigation, we determined that a woman entered a closed property through a gate, shut… [Read full blog post]

This Is Who We Are Fighting For - We Fight For Those Who No Longer Have a Voice

Dangerous dog breeds do not discriminate when they attack. We do not discriminate in our advocacy. Related report: U.S. Dog Bite Fatalities: Breeds of Dogs Involved, Age Groups and Other Factors Over a 13-Year Period (2005 to 2017) Related archives: Fatal Pit Bull Attacks - The Archival Record by DogsBite.org Fatal Pit Bull Attacks - Child Fatalities - The Archival Record by DogsBite.org Fatal Rottweiler Attacks - The Archival Record by DogsBite.org Fatal Wolf Hybrid Att… [Read full blog post]

U.S. Dog Bite Fatalities Over a 13-Year Period; Breeds of Dogs Involved, Age Groups and Other Factors (2005 to 2017)

Multi-Year Report DogsBite.org - Today we released our multi-year dog bite fatality report (2005 to 2017). The report identifies the breeds of dogs involved in fatal attacks on humans, victim age groups, number of dogs involved, household factors, criminal charges and more. The 9-page report also examines key changing metrics since a government body last examined this issue in 2000 -- the rise of adults killed by dogs and the increasing number of fatal attacks involving 2… [Read full blog post]

2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Family Pit Bull-Mix Kills 4-Year Old Boy in Bexar County, Texas

Noah died after a tethered, male pit bull-mix latched onto his neck and shook him. Male Pit Bull-Mix UPDATE 03/27/18: A member of Noah's family shared with KENS 5 News more details about the family dog that attacked and killed the little boy Sunday in Converse. The animal is a male pit bull-mix, named Bam Bam. The dog was given to the family as a gift three years ago. Jon Ramirez, a family friend, said he had seen Noah and Bam Bam interact well in the past. The pit bull-mix was chained t… [Read full blog post]

2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Milwaukee Woman Mauled to Death by Her Dogs Over the Weekend

Hong Saengsamly, 49, was mauled to death by one or more of her three pet dogs. Pet Dogs Kill Owner Milwaukee, WI - After a 49-year old woman was found dead at her home over the weekend, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Monday she died due to "maulings by dogs." Hong Saengsamly was found dead at her home in the 500 block of North 28th Street late Saturday after her son, Jack, stopped by for a well-being check. When Jack entered into the home, he encountered her th… [Read full blog post]

2017 U.S. Dog Bite Fatality Statistics - DogsBite.org

Fatal Dog Attack Statistics DogsBite.org recorded 39 fatal dog attacks in 2017. Pit bulls contributed to 74% (29) of these deaths, the highest death count on record for pit bulls and seven times more than the next closest breed. German shepherds followed, inflicting 4 deaths. 13 different dog breeds contributed to lethal attacks in 2017. The last time the CDC collected "breed" data about dogs involved in fatal human attacks was 1998. Since this time, pit bulls have mauled to… [Read full blog post]